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10 Things You Think are Cool

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Time for Ten On Tuesday, and I’m even on time this week.

  1. Kindles – I am in serious lust and so envious of E’s
  2. Tattoos
  3. Cupcakes – I don’t care that donuts are the new IT food, I still love pretty cupcakes and think they’re cool
  4. My DVR – I can’t remember how I ever lived without being able to pause live TV
  5. My camera
  6. Knitting
  7. Pat Rothfuss – though he, himself, would probably disagree, I think he’s one cool dude
  8. Ice hockey
  9. Colorado
  10.  These guys:

Railroad Earth

Hail No, Del Yeah!

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What a weekend! I was going to write a more detailed post, but I my brain is still too fried.

DelFest 2009

DelFest 2009

Steep Canyon Rangers, Infamous Stringdusters, Del McCoury, Railroad Earth, Cornmeal… so much music!

Railroad’s set on Friday was decent, but the Saturday late night set was where is was really at. We survived hail the size of golf balls Saturday afternoon and a tornado that hovered over us without, thankfully, touching down. Between that and all the cancer stuff this past 6 months, I never meant it more when I sang “ain’t it good to be alive?” along with the rest of the crowd.

The above photos show our wonderful camp before the storm. Below is after. Amazingly, our dinner team got out a hot, tasty meal after the storm.

DelFest 2009

DelFest 2009

More photos can be found in my Flickr set.

Amen Corner – Railroad Earth

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It’s here! It’s finally here! My pre-order copy of Railroad Earth’s new album, Amen Corner, arrived today. I’m nearly through my first listen of it. Several tunes really stand out for me, most notable for me so far are Been Down This Road and You’ll Never Know. And Lovin’ You, which is a song I absolutely adore and is one of the few I’ve seen them play live so far.

I’ve studiously ignored listening to any recent shows where they played songs from the new album and I haven’t listened any of the songs being streamed on their Web site, so this is my first time listening to most of these tunes. I’m impressed so far and look forward to listening to it again and again.

I have no idea how this Amazon.com widget I’m posting here works, but I hope it allows you to hear a little of the album. Or you can just go here and listen to some of it. Either way, listen to it and then buy the album. It’s a good one.

Happy As a Family Singing

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We got home yesterday from an incredible weekend of friends and music. It was just what I needed, even if there was some yucky stuff along the way that may lead to a yucky decision in the next few weeks. More about that another time, though.

Railroad Earth was way better in Woodstock than in Northampton, but both shows were worth the trip. Scott was particularly pleased to not have to drive either night, as we had a hotel within walking distance on Friday and K. was our designated grown-up on Saturday. That’s a rare treat for Scott, to not have to watch his alcohol consumption and stop drinking before intermission. A treat for me, too, really, since I usually don’t drink much when he can’t drink, either.

I discovered that a couple of people I know but didn’t know read my blog read my blog. (Did I mangle the language in that sentence, or what?) That’s always a surprise, though a nice one. Obviously, I live my life for the world to see! It’s just still strange for me, though, because I’ve been doing this for 6 years – as of last Monday – and it’s only in the past year or so that I’ve been meeting people in person who say, “Hey, I read your blog.” Sometimes I think only those of you who comment are reading.

I tried to articulate that to the first J. who mentioned it to me on Saturday, but I’d already spent the afternoon drinking my way toward the show and I think I may have ended up sounding unwelcoming, which is absolutely not what I meant.

So, hi J. and J.! Welcome!

In all, it was a really great weekend, spent with wonderful people and wonderful music. I hugged a Goat and a Hun and a Toad and had my ass squeezed by a Mouse.

And, oh yeah, yarn! I won’t even mention how much I spent at WEBS, but as K. pointed out at the time, think how much I saved on shipping!

Happy as a family
Happy hand in hand
Happy as a family singing

Happy as a banjo
Happy as I am
Happy as a banjo ringing