Shawshank Redemption at Shaws Bar

The band Shawshank Redemption on stage at Shaw's Bar & Grill

So The Wife was in St. Paul on a Friday night.  She was there to pick me up and bring me back home.  Home to a place where I get to live out fully half of my life, all in the confines of two days.  But somewhere, in between those two lives, we managed to wedge in just a small slice of our own this night.  And what we did with that time …Well, after dinner at Gandhi Mahal (outstanding!) near Lake St. and 27th Ave.  And a sunset with friends on their new deck… It was Shaw's Bar in Nordeast Minneapolis for Blues.

What are the odds?

The Dead Pigeons at Burger Moes in St. Paul

I haven't really gotten out much in my past weeks of work as I live out this weird half life in St. Paul.   Usually there are some kind of errands to be done.  Possibly contrived missions, sent from home with the intent of keeping me out of the bars.  Anyway, schemed or not, I had been keeping fairly busy every evening.  Then suddenly in this past couple of weeks I have gotten out to see several shows.

New Mojo is Just Mojo in Maiden Rock

A long time area favorite band has undergone a change.  Volume One winner for the past seven years of the people's choice, _Best Blues Band of the Chippewa Valley_, Mojo Lemon has had a major personnel change.  Recreating themselves and rebranding the band name to "Mojo"  they are developing a new sound.  I can't give them an unequivocal thumbs up.   But, I was happy with what I got.


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