October 1, 2009

What's Up This Weekend?

The Summit On Walhalla street party was scheduled for 6 to 10 PM last Saturday. I had been watching the weather reports all week and they got more dismal every day. I've helped organize quite a few outdoor music events in my time but they usually have larger windows of opportunity to get some music in and salvage the event in case of rain. This was like trying to sink a 30 foot putt surrounded by a water hazard. Saturday came and it was raining all day, really hard at times. Fortunately, I had the Buckeye football game to keep my spirits up. The game ended about 6:30 and it stopped raining. I set up my stage with the help of a few friends, the band and the neighbors emerged from their dens of skepticism, the weather was beautiful, the music was great, the food was tasty, the crowd was decent and we wrapped it up at 10 PM. As we loitered around the site blissfully enjoying our magical fortune, it started to rain and we hurried to tear down and continue the party at my house and then on to Rumba. I've always thought I was born under lucky stars, and, so it seems, clear skies.

Thursday, tonight, uh...you tell me. Looks like another evening on the couch with Muffy, Weiner and Riblet watching Charlie Gibson, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann and reading Flannery O'Connor.

Friday, Cowboy Hillbilly Hippie Folk are at Byrne's early, Buffalo Killers and The Main Street Gospel are at Ravari, Micah Schnabel of Two Cow Garage is solo with the Razers, and This Is My Suitcase, Our Cat Phillip and Paper Airplane are at The Summit.

Saturday, after seeing his face at my street party and then on a billboard at Grandview and 5th, how could I not check out Daniel Work's stuff at Roy G Biv during Gallery Hop? Later, Wonder Twin Powers (got it right this time) are at Hal & Al's, 1297 Parsons Ave. I haven't been there yet and this might be a good time to check it out considering The Lindsay is just down the street at Carabar. The Alt Ohio benefit with, among others, Tin Armor is at Rumba, Matt Munhall and Josh Kracjik are at Skully's and Charlie Wonder's Rock & Roll Circus is at the Thirsty Ear with No. 1 Cat and True Moves with Eric Wrong and Bob Starker.

Woody Pines alert! Sunday at Victorian's and Wednesday at Dick's.

Rain. I don't mind. Shine. The weather's fine. mark

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