fill my days, and my living room, and my bedroom, and my heart. I want shelves like these and bathtub tiles like these!

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Bite Your Own Elbow
Go ahead! Try it!

Website of

Mickey Koth
"koth" rhymes with "both"

music librarian & musician
member of Wry Bred, Wild Notes (aka Oh, Reely?) & O'Wryly
(my schedule)

My cats
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Darlene (c1993-2012),
(d. 2009),
Heidi (adopted Feb. 27, 2012),
(adopted June 13, 2012)

Cats in libraries

listen to a cat purring
Listen to midi files of some of the fiddle tunes I've written:
Waltzes: Rainy Day Waltz | Waltz for Ev
Reel sets: January-February March / Misery Creek / Flattery
Medium Liza Jane / Lulu's Coffee Reel / Under the Waterfall
Not So Simple Gifts / A Nod to Phoebe / Peepers & Bullfrogs
Planxty My New Fiddle / Typically Mickibly Reel / Contra Stomp
Rascal / Pot-Bellied Pig on a Bike / Hot Flash
Jig sets: Not What I Expected to Hear / Anthony's Jig / Off Kilter Jig
Somewhat Irish / Relatively Minor / Pinkles and Tweeters

I make casual & whimsical jewelry & other stuff. Click here to see some of it!
CONNtra CONNection: the place for everything related to contra dancing in Connecticut
Fiddle resources
Sustainable Touring Arts Coalition: looking for solutions to support environmentally sustainable touring
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
Viola jokes: part 1 and part 2 from MIT
Pete Levin's Viola Joke Collection
No Laughing Matter A serious paper on the folklore of viola jokes presented by violist Carl Rahkonen at a serious conference
Other jokes: instruments | cello | banjo | drummers

Grammar: I or me § a which hunt § some vs. any
Apostrophes: Bob's quick guide to the apostrophe § Abused apostrophes! § The Apostrophe Protection Society
The dreaded apostrophe: "Use an apostrophe when letters are missing."
See also: How to use a semicolon! § The 15 punctuation marks
Important things to know: The Constitution of the United States § The Bill of Rights

Nonhuman Rights Project
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
Whitneyville: it's where I live!
Whitneyville Food Center: the best little grocery store in CT!
Books & Company: used book store/coffee bar
Wine 101: wine, cheese, beer, spirits
Jason Noushin: my neighbor who is an artist!

Other places in or around Hamden:
Urban Miners: salvages and sells building materials and household goods to minimize waste to sustain the local community.
EcoWorks: sells low-cost art supplies & materials otherwise destined for disposal
Recycle CT: what, how, and where to recycle waste items in CT
Boycott Koch Products
Why? Because the Koch brothers supported (controlled?) Scott Walker, anti-progressive ex-governor of progressive Wisconsin, my home state

Koch-Bros sing-a-long!
from Koch-Blocked
Humanism, Freethought and other
Secular web sites

Humanist Manifesto III | Atheist Hymn (youtube)
Links of interest:
Bypass compulsory web registration
Honku | musician's friend company
Tea Party Jesus | Teabonics
New Age Bullshit Generator
Fonts: Periodic table of typefaces | Identifont
Comic sans criminal
Methylchloroisothiazolinone: an evil preservative to which I am severely allergic
Ct stuff: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Stratford Cat Project The Animal Haven Simon's Cat Play the catcordion! Guide to cat videos on the web
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March 29, 2019 If you feel you absolutely must, go ahead and e- mail me. Please be nice.