Aug 28 2014
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Jane and I cycled up the White Pine Trail to watch Goo Goo Dolls at Fifth-Third Ballpark (Grand Rapids MI) last night. It was a good show, but we had to sit through Daughtry first, and unfortunately we missed Plain White Tees (the opener) as they must have started right after doors around 6:30!

I thought the single-song encore of a Supertramp cover was a strange choice, but I guess it’s a standard of theirs.


Aug 26 2014
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Bubbling Hot

Awaiting all the submissions to roll in to my new blog…


Aug 18 2014
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Our cheering section for EGR Criterium slowed down 100 times.

Our cheering section for EGR Criterium slowed down 100 times.


Aug 17 2014
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Hung out with some fun people cheering along cyclists at the East GR Gas Light Criterium. Made me sweat just watching (and ringing cowbells). Thankfully liquid refreshment was on hand.


Aug 12 2014
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Meet the team: Andy Westmoreland

A while back, I asked if you had any burning questions for me. Some of you did, and the answers are now available.

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Andy at Tahquamenon Falls

At Elevator Up, we love getting to know the teams we work with and this post is part of our “Get to Know Us" series which helps you learn a little about us too.

Next up is Andy Westmoreland, who grew up near Harrogate, a small town in the county of North Yorkshire, England. He worked for…


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Jul 25 2014
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Cat Scan

Last night I bumped into the ex-wife of the guy who lives next door. She told me he has terminal brain cancer and asked if I wanted his cat!


Jul 10 2014
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Violent Femmes and 311 at Common Ground Festival in Lansing, MI.

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Common Ground Music Festival tonight. This is their 15th year, so clearly they’ve got it down, and it shows: well-organized; reasonably-priced; nice venue; great sound. It’s a long time since I’ve enjoyed a large scale, multi-band performance that much.


Jul 09 2014
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Digital Deviations

Anyone who’s known me for any length of time will know that I’ve never been able to straighten either of my little fingers. My sister (the youngest sibling) and I (the eldest) both have the same issue, although it skipped our brother completely.

It’s not painful, and - with the exception of precluding me from a career as a guitarist - it’s never really interfered with daily life, but I’ve done some research on the condition several times over the years.

I’m reasonably convinced (self-diagnosed) it’s Dupuytren’s Contracture, or “the curse of the MacCrimmons” as the Scotts have referred to the flexed fingers of adult male bagpipers since the 15th century.

I’ve found a perverse pride in my assumed Viking heritage, but none so much as today when I discovered the “International Dupuytren Society" whose logo is basically "The Shocker”!


Jul 02 2014
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Spotted this juxtaposition of colors on Plainfield, near the Saz… sorry, Rezervoir last night.

Spotted this juxtaposition of colors on Plainfield, near the Saz… sorry, Rezervoir last night.


Jul 02 2014
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I’m listening to “Torch Song”, the new album by Radiator Hospital (official release date September 1st, 2014). I’ve heard a few of these songs live, and “Cut Your Bangs" is already a favorite.


Can’t see the player? Check out the new album from Radiator Hospital on Bandcamp.


Jun 29 2014
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