So there’s that saying about ‘life is what happens when you are making other plans.” I often see it attributed to John Lennon. He was pretty smart, he might have said that.
Last post was upcoming gigs and fun stuff. Then we had a flood. My next three gigs were Lyons, Jamestown, Lyons. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess they aren’t happening. Though all reports are that the Jamestown Mercantile is standing, and I know first hand that so are The Lyons Fork and Spirit Hound Distillery. The Lyons venues both have water in them, but I know Debbie and Wayne will be getting the Fork back up as soon as they are able.
In the meantime, I’m in a hotel in Boulder looking for a short term rental for my family, wondering how everyone else in Lyons is doing, missing my town, wondering if the power is back on, checking Facebook for news, wondering if the sewer treatment plant is salvageable, checking twitter for news, wondering if the FEMA guys kicked in my door, trying to call friends to make sure their okay, wondering if the bridges can be repaired, walking the dogs in the hotel parking lot, wondering about my friends who lost everything, buying cat litter because we can’t let the cat out of the hotel room, wondering…
My neighbor Brian and I had been rehearsing for the Fork gig this weekend, and I’m pretty bummed about that. Not the rehearsal, the fact that the gig isn’t happening. But the songs I’ve stuck in here are what you might have heard if it had happened. Hope you like the songs and I know you’ll love Brian’s dobro, because he is awesome.
Lots of music stuff is ongoing. Malibu Drive will play in the Longmont/Lyons area soon, and many musicians are gearing up for various benefits and fundraisers. Stay tuned for more info. And if anyone knows of a month to month rental that’s pet friendly…?