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Check Back on February 1st, 2011

I was going to try and keep updating this blog, until my new one goes up, but I've decided that this will be the last blog post till I announce my new blog. I'm hoping to launch the new one on February 1st, 2011 and I need some time to set that up. If all goes well, I'll put up a link here and hopefully you'll all check it out.  Mark your calendar! It's going to be a little looser and more improvisational than this one, but it will still involve me going out (most nights) and recording it with a camera and words the next day.

This upcoming Monday morning (January 17th) I'm going to be interviewed on 1470 WMBD Radio on the Greg and Dan Show at 7:40 CST, 8:40 EST. Yikes, that's early! Here's Greg and Dan below with comedian Emo Philips (who wrote a cover story for my magazine POP, all those beers...I mean, years ago.) I went to the trouble to paint on manly moustaches on both Greg and Dan (so they wouldn't look like flittering Nancy boys). No need to thank me guys, it's what I do! And check out producer Jessica's blog here: Jessica's Blog.

Two manly men with Emo Philips. From left: Greg Batton, Emo Philips and Dan Diorio.

Once again, thanks to all of you for tuning in, reading and leaving comments. You people made this blog and I appreciate you following it. Check back for the new link on February 1st, 2011. Sneeze ya in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, revisit the bar list and some of the bars from last year. Cheers! Here's Joan Jett.

And my friends, Brad and Chloe a.k.a. The Handcuffs!


More Shots From the 365th Night!

First off I'd like to mention two blogs who wrote about the last day of my 365 bar crawl. My friends from The Half Empty Glass showed me a lot of support through this year and even hung out with me on two of the more memborable evenings. Here's Fat Al's post about the last night at Mike's Tavern: Consummation. Thanks, Fat Al, I look forward to tipping a few in 2011!

The blog Boteco do Cacique is a Brazlian blog and he's also one of my Twitter friends. Check out his fine post here:  Marty Wombacher termina sua jornada de 365 bares em 365 dias...

I really had a lot of fun at Mike's Tavern on the 365th night of the bar crawl. A good crowd showed up and I got to hang out with a lot of friends I don't get to see very often. One of those friends is Jim "Butch" Borho. I've been friends with this guy for years. We've had many crazy times together (we once shared a stripper, a long story I'm not going to get into now) and I'm always happy to see him. He came to the party at Mike's armed with not only a powerful thirst, but a camera as well. He took lots of photos and here they are. Thanks, Vern (he's one of my two friends I call Vern, don't ask why, I really don't know), I look forward to seeing you in April!

(Note the second to last photo, it's Polaroid I had sent to Vern decades ago when my hair was actually black. Check out the caption, clearly a blogger at heart, even back then!)

Goodnight, everybody!


Back To Work, What's Coming Up Next...

Okay, back to work for me today. Tomorrow I'm going to post some photos from the last night of the bar crawl taken by my pal, Vern "Butch" Damico a.k.a. Jim Borho. Speaking of the last night, I've finally added some videos to that post (for some reason I couldn't do it on my laptop) and now you can see it as I originally intended it to look. Here's the link: Mike's Tavern, Bar 365.

Lots of people have asked what I'm going to do next and I'm planning on unleashing a new blog the first week of February. It's not going to be a 365 thing, it's going to be looser and a bit more improvisational. I'll be writing more about that and other things here, so continue to check back, there'll be at least one new update here every day till the new project gets underway.

And now...keep fucking that chicken, Motherfuckers!