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lifeonawallphoto: Waterfront Deli.

lifeonawallphoto: Waterfront Deli.

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Foy comes out from behind WALL

OMC:…Does this record sort of mark a similar moment, in that you’ve stopped using the name WALL and are now using your own name?
LF: Yes sort of, but the last two years I’ve feel like I’ve been riding the same wave, really. There’s been an evolution with our show, though, definitely, and that colored the album.
OMC: Maybe, too, because you involved the band more in the sessions for the record?
LF: Exactly! It’s nice doing things in the studio that you can see working live! That speeds up the whole process. With my “Shoestring” EP, I recorded it and then thought, “What am I going to do with all these sounds?” I had sampled broken keyboards and layered up loads of bass lines so it wasn’t the easiest to figure out on the stage…

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Foy comes out from behind WALL

OMC:…Does this record sort of mark a similar moment, in that you’ve stopped using the name WALL and are now using your own name?

LF: Yes sort of, but the last two years I’ve feel like I’ve been riding the same wave, really. There’s been an evolution with our show, though, definitely, and that colored the album.

OMC: Maybe, too, because you involved the band more in the sessions for the record?

LF: Exactly! It’s nice doing things in the studio that you can see working live! That speeds up the whole process. With my “Shoestring” EP, I recorded it and then thought, “What am I going to do with all these sounds?” I had sampled broken keyboards and layered up loads of bass lines so it wasn’t the easiest to figure out on the stage…

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crownedxwithxlaurel: Down at the lakefront. Whoever did this, I applaud you.

crownedxwithxlaurel: Down at the lakefront. Whoever did this, I applaud you.

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The third time in Milwaukee is the charm for indie folk band Wake Owl

OMC: …It almost sounds like there’s a little bit of a soul influence. “Candy,” for instance, almost has a little bit of a ’60s/’70s soul vibe in the beginning.
CC: The song definitely leans in that direction, and it’s definitely the kind of music that we both appreciate and listen to. We’re just focusing on trying to make music that, for us, was like groovy and such, and “Candy” definitely stands out on the record as being a groovy song for us to play and have this sort of groove that walks us in every night so we can get into it…

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The third time in Milwaukee is the charm for indie folk band Wake Owl

OMC: …It almost sounds like there’s a little bit of a soul influence. “Candy,” for instance, almost has a little bit of a ’60s/’70s soul vibe in the beginning.

CC: The song definitely leans in that direction, and it’s definitely the kind of music that we both appreciate and listen to. We’re just focusing on trying to make music that, for us, was like groovy and such, and “Candy” definitely stands out on the record as being a groovy song for us to play and have this sort of groove that walks us in every night so we can get into it…

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ren29: #turnerhall is pretty. I love the #dinosaur skin walls. #milwaukee #studio29photography

ren29: #turnerhall is pretty. I love the #dinosaur skin walls. #milwaukee #studio29photography

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Celebrate spring with wine, whiskey dinners

Good things come in wooden barrels. And that includes both wine and whiskey. This spring, why not celebrate the season with a dinner that celebrates the flavors of the season, along with pairings that complement each dish…

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Celebrate spring with wine, whiskey dinners

Good things come in wooden barrels. And that includes both wine and whiskey. This spring, why not celebrate the season with a dinner that celebrates the flavors of the season, along with pairings that complement each dish…

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Rep’s “History of Invulnerability” suffers from an identity crisis

…Siegel and Shuster were Jewish. Jews also created Batman, Spiderman, Popeye, Tarzan, Zorro and the Incredible Hulk, among many others. Katz’s script posits that it is their very Jewishness that drove Siegel and Shuster to create what may well be the most enduring fictional character ever made.
And once that part of the door is opened – being Jewish – the door becomes a swinging door like the old time cowboy westerns used to have. The audience is dragged along, first one side, then the other, then back again, then once more through the door.
But I wonder about that initial claim. The two were teenagers when they had the idea for Superman, and it took them six years to get someone to buy in. Certainly the kind of person Siegel was played a big role in his signature creation…

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Rep’s “History of Invulnerability” suffers from an identity crisis

…Siegel and Shuster were Jewish. Jews also created Batman, Spiderman, Popeye, Tarzan, Zorro and the Incredible Hulk, among many others. Katz’s script posits that it is their very Jewishness that drove Siegel and Shuster to create what may well be the most enduring fictional character ever made.

And once that part of the door is opened – being Jewish – the door becomes a swinging door like the old time cowboy westerns used to have. The audience is dragged along, first one side, then the other, then back again, then once more through the door.

But I wonder about that initial claim. The two were teenagers when they had the idea for Superman, and it took them six years to get someone to buy in. Certainly the kind of person Siegel was played a big role in his signature creation…

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Milwaukee blacksmith hammers out plans for a School of Iron
…The business is a family affair. Knapp’s wife, Shannon, and daughter, Zoey, handle most of the behind-the-scenes aspects (Zoey also recently started to learn the craft, too) and his three sons, Miles, Birdie and Oscar, are all skilled in the art form.
A couple of years ago, a man contacted him asking to host his bachelor party at Milwaukee Blacksmith. This was a new experience for Knapp, but one that went very well.
"The guys came in, drank some beer, did a little hammering," says Knapp. "It was fun and it occurred to me that I could make extra scratch teaching classes with the bonus of keeping the craft alive…"

This sounds awesome. I’m thinking birthday at the Blacksmith’s. Continue reading “Milwaukee blacksmith hammers out plans for a School of Iron” on OnMilwaukee.

Milwaukee blacksmith hammers out plans for a School of Iron

…The business is a family affair. Knapp’s wife, Shannon, and daughter, Zoey, handle most of the behind-the-scenes aspects (Zoey also recently started to learn the craft, too) and his three sons, Miles, Birdie and Oscar, are all skilled in the art form.

A couple of years ago, a man contacted him asking to host his bachelor party at Milwaukee Blacksmith. This was a new experience for Knapp, but one that went very well.

"The guys came in, drank some beer, did a little hammering," says Knapp. "It was fun and it occurred to me that I could make extra scratch teaching classes with the bonus of keeping the craft alive…"

This sounds awesome. I’m thinking birthday at the Blacksmith’s. Continue reading “Milwaukee blacksmith hammers out plans for a School of Iron” on OnMilwaukee.

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(Fried) Fish out of water, from NYC to MKE

…Let’s start from the beginning. I met my husband, Milwaukee native Jason Sweet, at a bar in New York City. He proceeded to make fun of my sports team hat and I made fun of him for telling me he’s a blues musician. You could say it was love at first sight but I wouldn’t….

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(Fried) Fish out of water, from NYC to MKE

…Let’s start from the beginning. I met my husband, Milwaukee native Jason Sweet, at a bar in New York City. He proceeded to make fun of my sports team hat and I made fun of him for telling me he’s a blues musician. You could say it was love at first sight but I wouldn’t….

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Career bartenders tip the scales of professionalism

"…I love what John Dye (Bryant’s owner) has done for the history of just one place," says Barnes. "There is such great history in my profession. And there are other John Dyes in Wisconsin keeping our stories and taverns alive and relevant. Taverns are the hub for neighborhood information, a meeting place for those neighbors, a place to take a date or sit and catch up on sports. That list goes on and on."
One of the most admirable aspects of the bartendering world is how strongly bartenders support other bartenders. Especially the good ones.
"We are blessed with career bartenders in Milwaukee. I haven’t seen this as much in other cities," says Barnes. "Paul Kennedy, Tom Julio, College Dave (Mikolajek) – and the list stretches on and on…"

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Career bartenders tip the scales of professionalism

"…I love what John Dye (Bryant’s owner) has done for the history of just one place," says Barnes. "There is such great history in my profession. And there are other John Dyes in Wisconsin keeping our stories and taverns alive and relevant. Taverns are the hub for neighborhood information, a meeting place for those neighbors, a place to take a date or sit and catch up on sports. That list goes on and on."

One of the most admirable aspects of the bartendering world is how strongly bartenders support other bartenders. Especially the good ones.

"We are blessed with career bartenders in Milwaukee. I haven’t seen this as much in other cities," says Barnes. "Paul Kennedy, Tom Julio, College Dave (Mikolajek) – and the list stretches on and on…"

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