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October 29th Weekly Quick Pick Mix

it’s just an L, don’t be afraid to take a risk and fail

(Shad- TAO Pt 3)

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Hey world!


Kristin and I recently returned from a fun weekend in Cincinnati.


We caught a show from Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness at The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center, an apparently new venue. I'm not sure if it was the feeling of getting back to live music after such a long break or something the venue does in training and caring for its employees, but I've never encountered such an awesome, friendly crew of workers at a concert venue. The set up was pretty solid as well; our balcony level seats still had an amazing close and visible orientation to the stage. This is concerts done right.


The music was fantastic, of course. We caught some amazing sets from openers Annika Bennett and Zac Clark and the "Three Pianos" take on Andrews catalog (including some deep cuts) was a unique and wonderful experience.


We spent the rest of the time exploring both Cincinnati and its neighbor across the water, Covington, KY, stimulating the local economies with a little shopping and a lot of eating and drinking. Kristin and I are fans of cocktails and have now befriended two area bartenders (one we'd met on a previous trip), sharing tips and drink ideas. If you're ever in the area, we can definitely give you some tips on places to check out.


This weekend is closer to home. We'll be hosting a Halloween party with a small group of friends, celebrating my favorite holiday.


However you spend the Halloween weekend, here's some tunes to help you along.


Take care.


-Justin



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Reads & Links of the Week:


Majority in US concerned about climate

Given what is a pretty stunning consensus on any politically charged topic, it's amazing that we've been able to accomplish so little. Further proof that we need to tackle both the influence of corporate money on Congress and our tribal instincts that continue to separate us by name when we otherwise agree.


Michigan redistricting panel’s maps spark racial backlash, fairness questions

This process continues to fascinate me. I actually applied to be on the panel but didn't make the cut. Maybe in ten years.


Don’t pull out those tomatoes yet! And more tips to make the most of your fall garden.

Fun tips for the gardener crowd in the Midwest.


The Walking Dead: Why I'm Not A Huge Fan Of The Reaper Storyline

Seems to me we're just filling airtime to stretch the season. How about we just wind this one down and finish gracefully?



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WQPM playlists are a collection of ten songs I've been listening to this week, crossing genre, era, and taste. No themes here, just the tunes I've been sticking in my ears lately. The newest Weekly Quick Pick Mix is available on Spotify and Apple Music.