Sunday in Cobden
On Sundays, you can go to the Cobden Museum and then have lunch at the Yellow Moon Cafe
, which has best sandwiches and shakes since the Pomona General Store. The privately-owned museum is "a nice place to visit" as the brochure states. Among the displays are Indian artifacts, pottery, and other items of local history. The Moon has recently added a good selection of microbrew beer, and features live entertainment on weekends.
Where'd the pun go, Jerry?
I don't have any friends named Jerry, or any "fat cat" friends either, and until last night had none named Don. But actor, producer, and culture-preneur Don Elwell
won me over with some hilarious pun-schtick on the topic of goats and sheep, etc. He creamed me, no pun intended, so I later challenged him to a public pun-off for charity-- on stage at Mungo Jerry's--one of these days. Open to all challengers. Winner take awe.
All's well that Elwell
Don Elwell is quite the busy New Age guru these days, with Mungo Jerry's Fat Cat Cafe
, the Greylight Theater, a New Age bookstore, 2nd Annual Renaissance Faire (to be held at Riverside Park in Murphysboro this year) and now he intends to turn the abandoned Logan elementary school building into an upper division accredited college. More about Don's activities later. It's time to Mungo!
In the olden days, there was an actual St. Mungo
, who was said to have been an associate of St. David, the patron Saint of Wales. Nowadays, there's a St. Mungo's help for the homeless
in London. Back in the sixties, there was (and still is) Mungo Jerry
, the good-time rock & roll band, and the Mungo that got it all started, Mungo Jerry's Fat Cat Cafe
in Murphysboro, Illinois.
Bowdens take a bow
Billie and Mark Bowden wowed 'em at Mungo Jerry's Saturday night. These guys sound like the Everly Brothers, if Willie Nelson had a brother. They even have a website . . . here