No snow and not much in the way of fishing (or skiing). That’s how it’s been around here lately. And while it hasn’t been dreadful, a little new snow would certainly boost morale, both for folks around town and the trout that depend on a robust snowpack for survival. Not time to worry yet though, we still have a lot of winter left.
I’m been keeping myself busy around here tinkering with various art projects and playing some music, both on the guitar and a newly acquired ukulele. Speaking of music, I saw a great band last night- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at a local watering hole. The music itself was fantastic; alt country fueled by whiskey and struggle. Unfortunately the venue was less than adequate for such a great band. Somewhere along the way, live music has taken a back seat to superficial chit chat and constant cellphone checks. I watched the show intently, as did a quarter of the other folks in the bar, but it was clear that $20 ticket or not, most folks were there to socialize and show off their first ever attempt at facial hair. (Yes, I realize I sound like a curmudgeon) Regardless, it was great to see some rock n’ roll in a mountain town that’s become increasingly more interested in techno music and energy-drink fueled dance parties. If you like rock n’ roll and alternative country music, do yourself a favor and checkout Jason Isbell.
Couldn’t resist the vinyl…..came with a free digital album download as well.