Sorry, Borderstanians… I know that this has nothing to do with public safety or events in our neighborhood. But, I have had quite a few Inauguration 2009-related postings here, so that is my excuse for posting this photo: Ms. Franklin sang “My Country, Tis of Thee” (YouTube video) at the ceremony. Then, I saw this photo at the blog, Joe. My. God., and I had to post it. I have always loved Aretha Franklin. And this hat? Well, it’s worthy of passing along the photo. Apparently, the Detroit millener cannot keep up with orders for the hat.
Explosively tracing the story of a group of underground hip hop MCs and DJs from the early 1980s to the present day, “Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme,” is a work-in-progress documentary film that explores the world of improvisational rap–the rarely recorded art form of rhyming spontaneously, or “off the top of the head.”
Also: A neighbor on the 1500-block of R Street reports that there were two thefts from autos this past week on the block–one of them between noon and 2 p.m. on January 20. Remember the rules about NOT leave anything visible in your car, “Car Talk: Are Your Hookups Showing?”
LCCA will host monthly neighborhood happy hours/receptions at neighborhood restaurants and businesses. We are hopeful that these events will provide an informal way for residents to connect with each other, and with businesses in their neighborhood. Here are the details:
Happy post-Inauguration, Borderstanians. The hordes have left town and today I felt an eerie calm descend on the city. After gonig to the National Mall for the Inaugural ceremony, we had the good fortune to attend the Neighborhood Ball at the D.C. Convention Center last night. It was televised live by ABC and was an “official” ball… the first of 10 balls that President and Mrs. Obama attended.
From The Washington Post… some entry-point changes were made for some of the types of tickets for today’s Inauguration ceremony at the Capitol. See the map in The Washington Post with instructions
I cannot say these stories are completely verified (from my online searches) and it will be interesting to see what HBO ends up saying (or doing) about the matter. It seems HBO did two things Sunday:
Gallery plan b, located in the exciting Fourteenth Street arts corridor, provides a casual, hip space for a dynamic group of both established and emerging local artists to show and sell their art. Plan b presents both group and solo shows for:
UPDATE at 11:40 p.m.: Just back from walking the dog. I talked to two groups of the guardsman and the guys here in Borderstan are from Iowa.
I saw National Guard troops in Borderstan this afternoon. These guys were at the corner of 15th and R NW next to the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church; a few minutes later they joined a larger group at 14th and R NW. Anyone know their exact mission?
It looks as if the section of R Street NW through Borderstan will be open only to bus traffic on Inauguration Day. I have seen two signs on R Street (the one at 14th & R was on the ground this afternoon)… one at 14th and the other one at 17th. I haven’t seen an official notice anywhere–this is all I know. Anyone know anything?
Tomorrow’s weather outlook: Slightly Icky. From DC Alerts:
National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through 10PM. Snow accumulations are expected to be around an inch through sunset. The most likely time for snow is 12:30-6PM. Forecast for swearing-in tomorrow at noon is mostly cloudy and 26-30, with wind chill at 17-19 degrees.