OPENING NIGHT REPORT: The Bishop’s Collar, 24th & Fairmount, PHL


We had a very encouraging start to this long (FIVE Tuesdays’ run) October at The Bishop’s Collar, a Fairmount pub of the classic variety.  Letter-writing recidivists Woody D. and Robert E set the tone early, and we had 22 letters and post cards tumble into the mail box before last call.  We wrote to the 45th, er, President of the United States, to pals in Golden’s Bridge, NY, to Postmaster Shannon Mitchell, who runs the smallest US Post Office in the U.S. in Ochopee, FL, and to friends and relations in Croton-on-Hudson, and London-on-Thames – as nobody calls it.   A couple of respectful post cards went to a complicated man, U.S. Sen. John McCain AND we also wrote to Maria Paternoster, the astonishing lead guitarist/vocalist for the Screaming Females, in New Brunswick NJ.

OK – can’t help it, click here to see  MP and the SFs demolishing Shake It Off:

Hope you liked that…!  And we further hope you will come by any (or every) Tuesday this month (see dates above!) and put pen to paper. Next one: October 10. We will stack up the stationery starting at about 7:02, (give or take) and go till 9-ish.  FREE, of course, thanks to Yards Brewing and Trophy Bikes. (a symbiotic relationship if ever there was one: Beer has carbs and Bikes burn them)

LOOKING AHEAD: We will close out this, er, “challenging” year of 2017 at Fergies on Tuesdays in November (starts early–6pm to 8pm), and Doobies for December, regular time of 7-9ish.







About phillytyper

Co-owner, Trophybikes in Philadelphia; live with and tolerate computers; but I also dig manual typewriters. Shoot film from time to time, as a break from the rush of digital. Favorite bikes: Brompton S3L-X, Surly Cross Check, SURLY Long Haul Trucker Favorite camera: Leica M4, Fujifilm X20, Nikon F4. Favorite typewriter: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Lettera 22.
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