It depends how far north you are, but the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club meets on a monthly basis, often at the Arlington Pipe and Cigar Lounge in Arlington Heights.
Here's the link to the club's website:
I had a wonderful ZOOM meeting with my pipe buddies, while I smoked my first bowl in nearly three weeks. I’ve been down, first with a wicked UTI, then a week of clearing all the antibiotics, and finally a bout of Covid. Whew!
I’m fine now and celebrated with a bowl of 2015 Samovar in a Peterson...
I'm impressed you own this album. It's not her greatest work, but the only time, I think, she recorded Beethoven.
As you know, these late 1920s "recordings" are of Wanda playing on a Duo-Art reproducing piano, that makes a piano roll. The piano roll is then able to be played back on a "player...
Glad to see that your taste buds are on the mend.
I was almost back to 95% of smell and taste sensation from my bout of Covid early this year, when I was revisited by the bastard virus last week. Your story gives me new hope. (I've lots of cigars)
I'm reading the biography of actor Dwight Frye, best known as Renfield in the 1931 Dracula. It is an in-depth account of a truly talented and versatile actor who gets type-cast as a "creep" in his Hollywood career. Wonderfully written and profusely illustrated with photos, both professional and...
I have two, one I bought at Iwan Ries in the 70s and one I got from Bill Taylor at a Chicago show. The one from Ries is just like the one in your picture. The other is a bent billiard.
Like many, I use them as "tasters." They're way more sturdy than a clay, and cleaner than a cob. The graphite...
The Earls of Leicester perform "Earl's Breakdown" live at the CMA theater, 2018, featuring Jerry Douglas, dobro, Charlie Cushman, banjo, Shawn Camp, guitar, Barry Bales, bass, Johnny Warren, fiddle, and Jeff White, mandolin.
Spent some quality time with my Saturday ZOOM buddies as I smoked some 1989 McClelland No. 24 in my old Barling's 409 smooth pot with a saddle stem. I had my usual beverage, Peach/Mango Green Tea in a tall tumbler with bergs and a splash of Honey Jack. A lovely way to spend the afternoon.
I've posted this before, a few years ago, but with all this recent talk of Johnny Hartman here, I wanted to share this again. It is Johnny performing one of my favorite songs, live on Sammy Davis Jr.'s TV show in 1966. We also get a glimpse of the multi-talented host on vibes.
Hank Jones is on...