I’ll start with some great news. You may know I am on the Athens Human Rights Festival committee. I have set up two fund raisers at Terrapin Beer Co. the first one is Fri Sept 28th. I can’t tell you how excited I am that COSMIC CHARLIE will be performing! These guys have been playing together for 13 years and as a bona fide Deadhead, I can assure you this will be a DON’T MISS show. .
This week marks the start of another of my passions, football. A lot of y’all may not care about football but you need to factor in the fact that there will be around 100,000 people in town and that will definitely impact traffic and parking.
This video should give you an insight as to my feelings about the previous news:
In case you haven’t seen this:
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
This week will insure I remain totally sleep deprived. Wed is the trifecta, I will catch Breathlanes 1st set, then I never miss Garbage Island and will end up at Lazy Locomotive.
Thurs is another show I never miss, the Odd Trio, after that I’ll go to Sweet Knievel (I also want to check out Bobby’s Shorts) that didn’t sound right, I meant I want to hear Bobby’s Shorts, I’m always ready to hear Grateful Dead music. Fri is tough, I really like Modern Skirts but Snarky Puppy only comes around a couple times a year so I’ll start there and definitely will be at Efren’s show. It will be the final Efren show with the current rhythm section, Jamie and Darrin are going on to another project, more about that later. Sat is tough I may not be in town but if I am I’ll catch the Eight Ball show as I had technical difficulties with their inaugural show (it’s in the archives, check it out) so I hope to record their second show. Sun I really want to catch the Ricky Smith fundraiser. (what a great lineup) but I don’t have a good record with getting to shows in the middle of the day. Mon is no problem, definitely Big C’s Blues Night is a Don’t Miss. Tues I am going to try, as it seems I always try and fail, to see Ike but just like this week I’m busy doing this email when Ike is playing. I may be late with this email next week.
Finally, a sneak preview of next week’s email, Kenosha Kid will be taking up residency at Highwire all Sept.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,