Spoonguy, along with his wife, Lindianne Sarno, stage name Lindianna at the Piana, recently moved from Homer to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Mike Glasgow, a carver born in Fairbanks and famed in Alaska as Spoonguy for vending hardwood spoons from his signature tandem bicycle, will be marketing his carvings and jewelry and her books, CD’s and wool boot socks at Bill Webb's Christmas Arts and Crafts Emporium at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, November 19-20.
For the past three years, Lindianna at the Piana played every weekend at AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse in Homer, offering three hours of romantic dinner music, taking diners down memory lane into country, Americana, folk, spirituals, blues, jazz, Beatles, waltzes and originals. She looks forward to playing at pianos in the Mat-Su Valley and Anchorage.
Mrs. Sarno teaches piano, violin, viola, guitar, songwriting, composition and music theory. She is currently composing music for Jean Aspen and Tom Irons’ film, Arctic Daughter, due to be released in 2017.
She is known for writing newspaper commentaries on controversial subjects including genetically modified foods, cannabis clubs, human manure composting and unconstitutional government behavior. Her book, The Alaskan Woodcarver's Wife: A Tale of Pot, Patriots, Passion and PTSD, tells the story of Spoonguy's encounters with unconstitutional courts and police in Arizona, California and Alaska.
As a civil liberties violation investigator who calls police, courts and corrections officials on unconstitutional behavior, Spoonguy gained notoriety in 2016 when a dog attack case brought him toe to toe with Homer police officer, Stephen Smith, over issues of warrantless arrest and probable cause, and nose to nose with Kenai Judge, Charles Huguelet, over issues of ineffective representation and sentencing the mentally disordered to incarceration rather than treatment.
The couple co-founded the Citizens of Alaska Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission to provide a community forum for citizens to report unconstitutional acts by police, courts and state agencies.