Magnolia Electric Co. – Almost Was Good Enough (live in Granada, Spain, 2003)

This is dedicated to Jason Molina, the leader of Magnolia Electric Co and all the people that love his music. I invite people to contribute to his medical fund. Why? See text below, taken from the site Where is Jason Molina? (September 19th, 2011) Many of you have inquired as to Jason’s whereabouts and well-being since he canceled his tours with Will Johnson in 2009. Over the last two years Jason has been in and out of rehab facilities and hospitals in England, Chicago, Indianapolis, and New Orleans. It has been a very trying time for Jason, his friends, and his family. Although no one can be sure what the future holds, we feel very encouraged by the recent steps Jason has taken on the road towards becoming healthy and productive once again. Unfortunately, because he has no medical insurance, he has accrued substantial medical bills. We are asking all friends of Jason’s music to come together with a showing of financial support for him. Please consider a contribution to his medical fund. Feel free to forward this to any and all appropriate parties. We are hoping to raise whatever funds we possibly can for Jason. He is currently working on a farm in West Virginia raising goats and chickens for the next year or so, and is looking forward to making great music again. Please also show your support and well wishes by sending letters and postcards to: Jason Molina PO Box 423 Beaver, WV 25813 If you do not wish to use paypal, please make donations out
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stairs, back – 52 – hole in concrete wall big enough to stick head in (20110614) (IMG_3075)

stairs, back – 52 – hole in concrete wall big enough to stick head in (20110614) (IMG_3075)
Virginia Insurance
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Very troublesome, though, is this hole in the concrete. This is where most of the water drains and does its wear-and-tear. How the hell do you patch something like this? You can stick your whole head in the hole!

One thing not mentioned by the insurance companies was these wobbly wooden steps. The concrete had eroded away around the nails that held these to the wall. One of the vertical support boards was rotting away. Things didn’t quite line up. They were getting downright dangerous, rocking with each step. I feared they would completely collapse! To me, this is the one valid thing that truly had to be fixed — and it wasn’t even on the insurance companies’ lists!

So I replaced the rotting board with another board from my attic, which I had found somewhere years ago. It was rotting, too, but I flipped it so the rotting side was on top. I left the extra part up there as sacrificial material and/or something to hang something on. For less than the cost of a singleboard, we used a TON of wood filler (which you can see–the yellow stuff on the unpainted brown wood) on all the rotting parts of the wood. Nailage was doubled on most of the boards. I bought concrete nails at Home Depot (THEY ARE AWESOME) and re-nailed the vertical support boards to the concrete well. I used a caulking gun full of Liquid Nails behind the vertical support boards, as an additional kludgey hold should the nails get loose later. Then we painted it all. The stairs have no wobble and are like new! Only one board doesn’t look so hot — the top-most board has split horizontally into 2 separate boards, as this is where the water trickles down during storms — probably due to me deliberately changing the water flow to go down these steps many years ago; see recent flooding video at … But since each sub-board is properly nailed, it doesn’t matter that it split. It’s just like using 2 smaller pieces of wood. I was so positive we’d have to replace these stairs 5-10 years ago! Now I think they very well may last ’til 2020! We’ll see!

At the bottom of this board you can kind of see the Liquid Nails — it’s painted, and looks kind of like frosting. Some was needed down here. Wanted as much stickage as possible, nail or otherwise.

Liquid Nails, cinder blocks, concrete, concrete hole, concrete wall, house maintenance, stairs.
after painting. close-up.

side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

June 14, 2011.

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BACKSTORY: While dealing with Farmers insurance & Progressive/Homesite insurance’sdropping our policy for us having peeling window sill paint (among other things), we had to do a bunch of house repairs. We dealt with these stairs while doing the other repairs. This is the part of the project where I hammered Carolyn’s fingernail, turning it black for about 4 months. BTW — kudzu can climb these stairs in less than a week.

Help with college! Are my grades good enough? Do i need more of anything?

Question by MusicLuvr: Help with college! Are my grades good enough? Do i need more of anything?
with an average of 3.6 GPA, average SAT and ACT scores, a member of honor, but no sports…do you think i could get into any of these colleges:
cooper union
virginia tech
columbia university
university of virginia
university of pennsylvania

i still have 2 years of high school…what else should i do?
more clubs? (what kind)
a sport? (how many, what kind)

Thank you so much!!!
when i say average SAT/ACT scores i mean i haven’t taken them yet, but just assume a score that’s just “good”
and i meant to say honor society (sorry)
i live in California
i wanna become an architect

Best answer:

Answer by samianquazi
where do you live? geography matters
what price range are you looking for? tuition matters
what do you want to study? academics matter

go back and add new details, and tell us your SAT/ACT scores too as well as your class rank

apply to TULANE UNIVERSITY and look up “Tulane Deans Honor Scholarship”…its incredible!!!

also look at Rice University and UC Berkeley…the Ivys might be a reach for you though

What do you think? Answer below!