Saturday, June 25, 2005

Thinking about Graph-Machines

I was given the opportunity to think about graph-machines at the El Capitan Canyon resort near Santa Barbara.

Capped off the trip seeing Stu and having dinner on the town at local legend "The Palace"...

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Dube's Pond Slalom Festival 2005

Yesterday we held the first slalom tournament of the season at Dube's Pond. It wasn't the coldest of them all; but it sure wasn't too hot either. A misty cloudy thing was going on for most of the morning. I did surprisingly well my first round, but then I usually choke in tournaments, and stayed true to that in rounds two and three. The sun came out around 3 PM as we were packing up to go home. Lot's of pictures after the jump...

Dube's Pond Slalom Festival 2005
Dube's Pond Classic 13 2004
Dube's Pond Snake Pit Open 2004

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Bonnaroo Return

Saturday was great, even the rain couldn't dampen our spirits. Some could even nap...

Saw and heard..


On the road back...

This truck was blown off the road near Chattanooga by the wind and rain...

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Bonnaroo Saturday Morning

Jeff makes camp and so now there are three. It starts to rain just a little, which is fine, but more significant rain is in the forecast. We see Alison Krauss & Union Station for starters. Then Jurassic 5. Then the Allman Brothers. I mention to Jeff that my teen-age rock band, The Golden Mushroom, was covering songs like “why does love got to be so sad” and “in memory of Elisabeth reed” over thirty years ago! Covering these songs. Thirty years ago. Yikes.

After the Allmans, onto a bit of Herbie Hancock with the funky compressed bass, then over to see Mike Gordon with the Benevento / Russo Duo (really a trio). In what was a Bonnaroo moment, they covered “Foam” and the audience totally got into it. The crowd sang along…

But the foam keeps getting thicker
And it just keeps getting harder if some of them had heard it before. Then Dave Matthews Band on the main stage. I was really impressed with his performance (with Trey sitting in) last year; this year was kind of ho-hum. Good lights, however. And to cap off the day, The Mars Volta. Seriously twisted stuff, but in a good way.

So here it is Saturday morning, spitting rain, gray skies, and two more days of music ahead!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Bonnaroo Friday Morning

The importance of pacing one’s self at Bonnaroo can not be over emphasized. The kind scene and sweltering heat is a catalyst for, well just about for anything. Thursday night we saw the end of Signal Path’s set. Then waited for what seemed an interminable duration for the not-so Perpetual Groove to do their thing. Headed back to camp before Les Claypool came on. Actually was in bed, sort-of-asleep, before 2 AM.

Nice breezy morning so far; anxious for the real tunes to start. I’m either going to see Alison Krauss or Joanna Newsom to kick the day off.

An oh yeah, Jeff should be here soon!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

View from Camp Airstream

Arrived and made camp at area VIP-E, check it out!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Bonnaroo Short Final

At the KOA campground a stone’s throw from Bonnaroo. Bibiana is asleep, probably tired of hearing me stress-out all day on the ride down from Martinsville. But now the stress is almost gone. There are all sorts of strange goings-on outside. And this is Wednesday evening at 9 PM!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

A busy pre-Bonnaroo Week

First a moose comes up the hill...

Then Heidi stops by...

Then there is frantic waterskiing at the pond...