Green Parrot Bar No Snivelling Zone
REALITY-BASED updates on the latest happenings at The Green Parrot Bar. The closest thing to a webcam we'll get! WHOOPS!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
She's one 'tough' act to follow
Musical chronicles hard life and times of blues singer
We just got this email from Candye telling us about her new play and her sale on ebay.
I have just listed some more fabulous stage clothes and other items on Ebay and more will follow. My ebay handle is Kanecandye but all items should be searchable by Candye Kane. One of a kind, large sized, vintage dresses and drag queen style stage clothes, as well as the autographed Taschen book I appear in, are for sale on Ebay. Check it out!
Our stage play/workshop, The Toughest Girl Alive opens tomorrow at 8 pm at the Diversionary Theater – 4545 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92116! We are all super excited and have been busy rehearsing every day for weeks.
Thanks so much to all of you!
AND STAY TOUGH!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Portrait of the Artist
Visiting artist at The Studios of Key West, Helsinki-based American photographer Curt Richter has set up a studio around the corner from the bar. We dropped in on Curt and his 8 x 10 view camera the other morning.
See what Curt has been up to at The Key west Literary Seminar here.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Brand New Funky President
We'll be following today's exciting inaugural festivities at The Parrot!
Take it away, Godfather Mr. Brown:
Alert the webcam viewers
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Eagles-Cardinals 1948 NFL Championship Game
In what I certainly believe must be the last time these two teams met for any kind of title, in blizzard-like conditions the Philadelphia Eagles play against the Chicago Cardinals in the 1948 NFL championship game which they won, 7-0, at Shibe Park. To read more about this game, including a mention of how Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren matter-of-factly took a trolley, then the Broad Street Subway, and then walked the final eight blocks to get to the game, where upon arrival he was informed that he and other conscipted Eagle and Cardinal players had been ordered by the Shibe Park grounds crew to line up side-by-side to roll up the leaden, snow-sodden tarp from the playing field. This is all contained in an excerpt from the book, Rugged and Enduring: The Eagles, The Browns and 5 Years of Football by Inquirer staff editor David Cohen on the 1948 NFL championship game on the Philly.com link here
Van Buren with the game's lone score, a late fourth quarter plunge.
Jack Ferrante, later to be the coach at Monsignor Bonner, was to head straight down field, and Tommy Thompson was to hit him.
"Thompson," wrote Louis Effrat of the New York Times, "fired a long pass to Jack Ferrante who, though covered by two defenders, caught the ball on the Cardinal 20. His face in the snow when he fell, Ferrante was the first to untrack himself, and while the two Chicagoans sprawled in the snow, he picked himself up and mushed into the end zone." had the first quarter touchdown called back when he was ruled off sides, a questionable call since there were no visible lines anywhere on the field.
Wounded Warriors Project
Just before noon today members of The Wounded Warriors Project passed the Green Parrot
With scattered groups of flag-waving citizens cheering them along U.S. 1 Friday, three dozen war veterans wounded in
recent conflicts bicycled from Key Largo to the Disabled American Veterans in Marathon, and across the Seven Mile
Bridge to Naval Air Station Key West on Boca Chica Key. The Soldier Ride resumes at 10 a.m. today, with the group
arriving in Key West, riding through Old Town and ending at the USS Mohawk at the Truman Waterfront.