The Daily GLOB: Italian Gator, MOMlife storytelling benefit, Harn Museum Nights, Girl Scouts Museum Night, CMC Poetry am, Tempura to call your own, Choco-chip cookie inventor, 4 tequila shots, Leon Redbone, Basement RXX

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Volume 8, Day 155, Thursday, May 10, 2018

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GLOBmaster2017Good morning GLOBers!  The GLOB Master really enjoys the unofficial music theme of the Thursday's Daily GLOB.  Have you seen the Hospital add with Basement JAXX singing Do Your Thing in the back ground?  Wow! Every time I hear this tune I want to get up and dance. Thanks to advertising I discovered this hot new group with some serious 'get down' in their music.  Hey!  have you looked outside your window yet?  Did you see the best darn day of the week lurking on the horizon . . .?!?!



HARN MUSEUM NIGHTS:  A is for Alligator is tonight's Museum Night's theme.  Starting at 6;00 this evening  participants will discover twenty-six ways to delight in their art museum experience. including:

- O is for Owl with Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation
- B is for Brain with UF Brain, Cognition and Development Lab
- C is for Conservation with Alachua Conservation Trust
- T is for Tennis with Aces In Motion

Martin and Breslin Band: Acoustic Classic Rock Performance in the Contemporary Collection.  Art Blast tours, games and art-making activities will be offered, as well as free food. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



MOMLIFE: a storytelling benefit showGuts & Glory GNV celebrates this special project with a night of storytelling about motherhood from various perspectives. Celebrate this special project with a night of storytelling about motherhood from various perspectives.This is Guts & Glo ry GNV's 2nd annual fundraiser for the Mommy Reads program. Mommy Reads supports Lowell Prison, where a large percentage of the incarcerated women are mothers and grandmothers. Mommy Reads supplies books and recording devices to record these women reading to their children and grandchildren, whom they otherwise would not get to communicate with. Guts & Glory  A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales goes to the program, and we take both cash and book donations at the door to supply Mommy Reads for their upcoming visits to Lowell.



Girl Scouts Explore: Citizen Science - Participate in your next adventure at the Florida Museum and earn a special patch created for this event. Friday evening starting at 6:00 explore the Museum’s collections and find out how they help us learn about the world around us.  This evening program is for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts and pre-registration required.  $15 per Scout, includes a patch created specifically for this event  Adult chaperones are $5 per person.  FOLLOW THIS LINK for registration information.

Got lunch plans GLOBers?  Do they include your fair share if brain food fresh and ready to enjoy . . .


Today in the GLOB!

Italian Gator

I could go on and on about the IG's pizza. The Italian Gator loads up your slice with a mound of toppings. The pizza is mesmerizing.  Something is going on in that red sauce. "Oh man, that's REALLY good.- READ MORE

'A tempura to call my own'

One summer night in Tokyo, I went out for a walk and passed this sliver of a restaurant, barely wider than the sliding door at its entrance. I squinted at the menu, the print fuzzy from being repeatedly photocopied: TEMPURA- READ MORE

R. Wakefield: Choco-chip cookie inventor

Legend has it that Ruth Wakefield was trying a variation on a butterscotch dessert when she decided to let the chocolate chips fall where they may.   - READ MORE




4 REASONS = 1 SHOT OF TEQUILA: Let’s first address the obvious: Tequila is not a “health” food. Drinking a frozen margarita is far from the nutritional equivalent of drinking a banana-turmeric chai smoothie. But when you compare it to other liquors you may be drinking, tequila has some unique benefits.




CIVIC MEDIA CENTER POETRY JAM:  Gainesville’s longest-running open poetry reading. Every Thursday at 8:00 pm since 1994. All styles of poetry, spoken word, acoustic music and a cappella singing, performance art and more! Bring your friends for a night of artistic expression. Sign-up begins at 7:00, readings start at 8:00.




Leon Redbone and the GLOB Master go way back into rock & roll vaults with his first album still bringing smiles to my face.  Even today when I hear Joe Venuti's violin opening on Ain't Misbehavin' I am transported back to SW 7th St. in an apartment complex loaded with students sitting, eating, hanging out talking tunes.


051018Redbone250While his gravelly baritone and omnipresent fedora, dark glasses, and Groucho Marx mustache made him one of the more distinct and recognizable characters in popular music, little is known about the neo-vaudeville crooner Leon Redbone. Throughout his career, he steadfastly refused to divulge any information about his background or personal life; according to legend,   Redbone first came to the attention of mainstream music fans when Bob Dylan saw him perform at the 1974 Mariposa Folk Festival in Ontario. Several months later, Dylan spoke about him in an interview with Rolling Stone. "Leon interests me," Dylan said. "I've heard he's anywhere from 25 to 60, I've been [a foot and a half from him] and I can't tell, but you gotta see him. He does old Jimmie Rodgers, then turns around and does a Robert Johnson."


051018LRdiskThere was his voice coming off of the best radio station on the planet singing about about his ideas of a perfect encounter. Yeah.  I like his interpretation of a great evening.  It work for me. The GLOB Master likes the idea of being seduced . . .


I want to be seduced
Want a woman to talk to me suggestively
Want to hear her say she'll be with me tomorrow morning
Drinking hot jasmine tea
- Seduced
-- Leon Redbone



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Have a Thoroughly therrific Thursday Lunch GLOBers and I will see ya right here tomorrow for the best darn day of the week!

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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