Archive for June 19th, 2008
Juneteenth stuff

All this plus another large rack, three suitcases of cords, two fold-up chairs, and a keyboard fir into my minivan. It was what we engineers call “full” probably could have fit a 6-pack in there if necessary (you always have room for a beer)

That\'s a lot of stuff in a van

Buffalo Soldiers. I felt for these guys all in wool in June in San Antonio, Texas.

Buffalo Soldiers

Blues, man! He wasn’t too happy about the monitor sound (it was peeling his face off, it was so loud, apparently), but he didn’t say anything until I went to the stage to fix a glitch: you gotta tell someone there’s a problem if you want to get it fixed. Which we did. Alas, he kept moving away from the mic when he sang softer and got closer to the mic when he got louder, so we had to ride the fader and gain the entire time.  The keyboardist was excellent. The bassist and drummer were very good, too.

George Underwood Blues Band

These guys i felt bad for, as they were doing a lot of head, hand, and foot spins on a splinter-laden stage. I think they may have needed medical care after.

Copiera Dancers

My camera couldn’t take a good picture of the Ron Wilkins Quartet, but they were fantastic!

Stupid car!

Curse the luck: my Sexy Momless Mom Mobile doesn’t start. Click click whirr chunk. Not good stuff. Yay for extended warranty that covers this. I think if it’s the alternator again, I’m trading it in. What good is a vehicle who’s alternator craps out every year? Not even a year! It went out last August. Yep.

So a day or so without a 4-wheeled chariot may not be so bad….

As i was talking to Bobby from “Don’s Towing” who happened to be at Jordan Ford we had a crossed connection.

“Where are your keys” says he.

“Right here in my pocket” says I

“Well I’m in front” says he

“OK…., that was fast”

“No I’m just here in front come give me your keys”

“Yes, but my van is at my house”

“Right, come give me your keys and we’ll go get your van”

“But I’m at my house, too: car won’t start”


So the tow guy shows up looking like Sam Elliot on a bad day.

thank goodness for gravity, though: i have a downhill from my garage, which leads to an uphill on the street that Bobby used to good effect to get the van onto his rig (I’d diagram it, but that would be silly) . Physics in action! Yay science!