Georgette "Candi" Alston
July 13, 1972-June 3, 2013

Please donate in her memory to
Center for Domestic Violence Services

Welcome to
Bite Your Own Elbow
Go ahead! Try it!

Mickey Koth
"koth" rhymes with "both"
music librarian; musician, member of Wry Bred, Oh, Reely? & O'Wryly

my schedule ~ Visit my Etsy shop: Mick's Company

Boycott Koch Products
Why? Because the Koch brothers support (control?) Scott Walker, anti-progressive governor of progressive Wisconsin, my home state

Fiddle stuff
Fiddle resources
CONNtra CONNection:
the place for everything related to
contra dancing in Connecticut
Contra dance music:
a working musician's guide
Choosing tunes for medleys
Playing together with style
What makes a good contra dance band?
Tune collections on the Internet:
free collections of tunes in gif, jpg, pdf, png, or tif format and/or in ABC notation
Other music stuff
Musical terminology
Key characteristics
Women in art with cello YouTube video
Nora the piano cat
Easy guides to grammar: I or me § a which hunt § some vs. any
Punctuation pet peeves: Bob's quick guide to the apostrophe
The dreaded apostrophe: "Use an apostrophe when letters are missing."
The Apostrophe Protection Society § Abused apostrophes!
New!: How to use a semicolon! § See also The 15 punctuation marks

Important things to know:
The Constitution of the United States § The Bill of Rights
Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Humanism, Freethought
and other Secular
web sites

Humanist Manifesto III
A list of cosmetics, personal care, and household-cleaning products that
» are not tested on animals1
» are tested on animals1
1 "Animals" in this case means other than human animals
Viola jokes: part 1 and part 2 from MIT
Pete Levin's Viola Joke Collection
No Laughing Matter A serious paper presented at a serious conference on the folklore of viola jokes by Carl Rahkonen (who is a violist)
Other jokes:
instruments | cello | banjo | drummers
My cats
Click on the pictures for larger views
Clockwise, from top left: Darlene (ca. 1993-2012), Scooter (1993-2005), Oreo (d. 2009), Silver (ca. 1991-2006)
Heidi, adopted Feb. 27, 2012, Hazel, adopted June 13, 2012
Cats in libraries
Links of interest:
Bypass compulsory web registration
musician's friend company
Tea Party Jesus || Teabonics
New Age Bullshit Generator
Atheist Hymn (youtube)
I want to live in a house like this!
More bookshelves!
See also Bookshelf porn
Websites of my family and friends: Joy Brown, artist ~ Bill Fischer, contra dance caller ~ TwisteezWire ~ Mags Arts
The Greater New Haven Cat Project Stratford Cat Project

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October 10, 2014 If you feel you absolutely must, go ahead and e- mail me. Please be nice.