Author: Mark Shinkonis

Mark Shinkonis

Looking for some live music?

April 14, 2008 | By covers most of the venues downtown. The nice part about looking for a live show these days is that almost every band has a myspace page. You don’t have to wait for a band that you know and love. Whenever you feel like seeing a show look up who’s playing on silverplatter and then… Read more

Went out shopping

April 10, 2008 | By

I picked up some peanut butter, yogurt, bread, lunch meat, garbage bags, a 357 Magnum revolver, some rounds, a holster and a book on Arizona gun laws. Turns out you can walk into a gun store and walk out 10 minutes later with a hand gun and some ammo. Of course there’s a list of… Read more

Dbacks are looking good

April 9, 2008 | By

Not only did they sweep the Rockies in Colorado, who knocked us out of the play offs last year and made it to the world series, but they came home with brooms in hand and swept the Dodgers, another tough team. This was the home opener series. This was awesome. This was six wins in… Read more

Tax Time

April 4, 2008 | By

The last several years I’ve stressed and stressed about doing taxes. Before I’d always done them myself but the job has exploded into a nightmare. Last year I worked in four different states. I took losses on property, stocks and had a huge dental bill. I donated money. Student loan interest, mortgages, property tax etc… Read more

You know you have to….

April 4, 2008 | By

…take your girlfriend/wife/date to First Friday Art Walk. The weather is nice and she’s been wanting to go. Don’t cringe. Look on the bright side. It’s a cheap date. (You know I’m always talking about affordability.) There’s no admission to anything. I know, you hate the crowds. Me too. So here’s the plan: Hit the… Read more

Update from the Downtown Phoenix Partnership

April 1, 2008 | By

I’m suscribed to this email update (below) from the Downtown Phoenix Partnership. You can sign up for this newsletter or other Copper Sqaure updates by visiting Convention Center The Convention Center North Building currently under construction at 3rd Street and Monroe is set to be equipped with state of the art solar panel technology.  In early… Read more

Polls Are Fun

April 1, 2008 | By

So far only 38 visitors have taken this quick poll about why you visit this site: If you haven’t taken it please take a look.

Dbacks take early lead in season opener!

March 31, 2008 | By

It’s two nothing Dbacks in Cincinati – top of the third.  Their home opener is not until Monday Apr 7th against the Dodgers.  See ya there Dbacks fans. -Mark

ATTN: Art Minded Filmists

March 31, 2008 | By

“We are looking for art minded filmists, the ones that art is the key and nothing matters, other than showing your art in a multimedia that some have ignored. The people that want to come to my group love artists like Jordorowsky, Lynch’ and Jarmush even Kenneth Anger but with your own vision. I want all… Read more

The best happy hour downtown – $2 buck pints

March 27, 2008 | By

The best happy hour downtown has got to be Coach & Willie’s reverse happy hour from 8pm to 10pm M-F.  All of their appetizers, pizzas, draft beer and house wine is half off.  I suggest trying the stuffed Spinach & Garlic Stuffed Mozzarella and a pint of Samuel Adams white ale.  Coach & Willie’s is… Read more