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Photograph Walkthrough: Spidey Con & Free Comic Book Day 2014

It was a busy week here in Asheville. Among the many events happening were two back to back days full of geek awesome. Friday May 2nd was Spidey Con at Carolina Cinemas on Hendersonville Road. To commemorate the second installment of The Amazing Spiderman movies, the people at Comic Envy, Multiverse Asheville, and Carolina Cinemas put together a Spiderman celebration. Attendees could partake in themed food and beer, enter the costume contest, and watch the movie on the big screen. 

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Wakey! Wakey! Coming to Asheville May 1 2014

Indie Pop act Wakey!Wakey! will be departing on the second leg of his North American tour, starting on April 25th  in Vienna, VA at Jammin’ Java. Supporting him will be singer-songwriter Andy Suzuki and the Method.

Fresh off a successful first leg of his US tour with Jillette Johnson, Michael Grubbs, the frontman of Wakey!Wakey!, will head out back out down the Southeast of the United States to support his new releases, the “Irresistible EP” and the forthcoming full length “Salvation”. Fans across the country will have the opportunity to experience new material before “Salvation” is released, as well as hear their favorite songs from past albums.

One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn loved a Wakey!Wakey! set so much he tapped their sun-stroked “War Sweater” track for season 6’s finale and recruited Grubbs for a recurring role. That’d be the tale of a bartender/musician named, err, Grubbs—a strangely familiar life story hinted at in such standout Wakey!Wakey! songs as “Almost Everything,” “Twenty-Two,” and “Got It All Wrong.”

Since 2010’s full length debut, “Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last Time I Saw You...”, Michael has been busy writing and creating new material. The fruits of his creative labors have been realized in two parts, the self released “Irresistible EP”, a five song EP released on January 28th, 2014, and his upcoming full-length album “Salvation”, which is to be released worldwide on ThirtyTigers Records.

Since September 18th, 2013, Michael has been collecting pledges to help fund the production of “Salvation” through crowdfunding site Pledgemusic.com, offering exclusive packages to donors, and reaching more than 141% of his original goal. In addition to helping fund his album, 10% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to the American Diabetes Association. Though donations are now closed, preorders of the album are still available through the campaign. The pledge campaign can be found at the link below:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/wakeywakey


TICKETS:  http://wakeywakeymusic.com/tour/  

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Dogged

Being dogged is a good thing, at least in the sense I mean it. To me, “dogged” means “having a dog”, and I’ve been dogged for almost all of my almost 74 years.
The first dog was Smoky. He was a black Lab/mystery rescue. I don’t remember much about him, partly because he was only with us a few weeks before running away, partly because I was just a little kid when he was with us. Then we/I had, in order, Lassie, Timmy, Sandy, Arnold, Arthur, Igor, Zelda, Linus, Gonja, Sammy, Casey, Dooley, Nick, Remmy, Missy and Rosie. If you keep reading this blog, you’ll learn about every one of these four-footed blessings. But we’ll start with Lassie.

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