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Barenaked Ladies “Last Summer on Earth 2015” Tour


It was the last day of my vacation and I was lucky enough to see one of my favorite bands play outdoors.

Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes, and Colin Hay – Last Summer on Earth 2015 – Toledo Zoo Amphitheater

Colin Hay started out the evening.  He was playing some acoustic songs from Men at Work.  It was a nice easy way to start the evening.  The crowd started singing along to “Who Can It Be Now” and “Overkill”.

The weather was looking a little shady and there was speculation that the concert may end up being a wet one.  A cool breeze rolled in as the night wore on.  There were a few sprinkles, but nothing to stop the music.

A set change and Violent Femmes hit the stage.This was a throwback to my college days.  They brought out the heavier rock that the crowd sung along to.  The setlist started out with “Blister in the Sun”, “Love Love Love Love Love”, “Add It Up”, “Kiss Off”, “American Music”, and wrapped up with “Gone Daddy Gone” and “American Music”.

Then the Barenaked Ladies hit the stage.  Opening up big with “Limits” and “Boomerang” (new music) and going back with “It’s All Been Done”, a BNL rap about riding a bike in east Toledo and getting shot (!), “Pinch Me”, “Blame it On Me”, “Too Little Too Late”, and “Big Bang Theory Theme” there was a song every non-racist sang along to and a Cover Medley (including Blister in the Sun, I’m Not The Only One, Bohemian Rhapsody, Let it Go, Shake It Off, Whole Lotta Love) wrapping up the night with “If I Had a Million Dollars”.

It was a good concert.

Toledo Earthquake

Earthquake 2015We had an earthquake in Toledo this afternoon.

USGS recorded a 4.0 with an epicenter in Galesburg, MI, near Kalamazoo, at 12:23 PM.

42.212°N 85.429°W
5.9 km


  1. 2015-05-02 16:23:07 (UTC)
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Nearby Cities

  1. 8km (5mi) S of Galesburg, Michigan
  2. 12km (7mi) E of Portage, Michigan
  3. 15km (9mi) SE of Kalamazoo, Michigan
  4. 23km (14mi) WSW of Battle Creek, Michigan
  5. 92km (57mi) SW of Lansing, Michigan

Swan Creek – Trail Tour 2015 – Brown All Purpose Trail

Today we walked Swan Creek.

It was a little chilly, and the wind was blowing, but as long as we stayed in the sun – things were good.

We walked the All Purpose Brown Trail (3.3 miles round trip).  There were three deer just watching us before the took off across the field.

Loot Crate March 2015: Covert

This month’s Loot Crate’s theme was: COVERT

This has to be the BEST box to date!

1.  James Bond 007 “This Is Stirred” t-shirt
2.  Field Agent Blink Time Wrist Watch (50 Fifty Gifts) – this watch only shows the time when you press its face and then disappears until next time.
3.  Spy Mad Libs
4.  Replica Agents of SHIELD Lanyard (EFX Collectibles)
5.  Paracord Survival Bracelet (Loot Crate Labs)
6.  IDW – Orphan Black Comic Book #1
7.  Special Agent Dossier Notebook 2-Pack (Field Notes)

Wildwood – Trail Tour 2015

And so begins this season’s Trail Tour.  We would have started last week, but a Level 3 Snow Emergency nixed that idea.

We had a nice turnout of about 20 people, and walked the 1.5 Brown trail loop at Wildwood Park.  We made good time and decided to add on another walk around to the covered bridge and overlook around that loop and to the Metz Center.

As I am writing this – we are a stone’s throw away from 900 people in the group – that’s amazing!  I look forward to meeting as many of them as I can in this upcoming year.

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