Four Amazing Kids

[And they were, in fact . . . AMAZING.  So amazing that they actually turned out to be five!]

And they were also joined by Spencer Brand, who was the grizzled veteran at 17-years of age (I believe) on drums and trumpet.  We had seen Lily and Brett perform before on several occasions; we had never seen Josie in person, though we had seen her on YouTube (she has one with over a MILLION hits!); and this was a first-timer for us with Adam . . . wow!  The kids put on a terrific show for two hours.  We did not see many empty seats in the 453-seat theatre.  Thanks must be expressed to Mikko, Annie, and Bruce for putting this together and to AAAA for hosting – as Bruce said as the emcee, let’s do this on a regular basis!

[ . . . the regular crowd shuffles in . . . I see Marlene.]

It was a concert.  Thus, my abilities to do cub reporter (i.e., non-credentialed) stuff was limited to photographic evidence of the empty stage.  Ordinarly, you just go to other sources for such information – but these are kids!  There is some YouTube stuff, mostly for Josie, but the only photos are those on loan here from the Echo.

[Josie – and also writes a lot of her songs!]

[Josie’s YouTube site above – has multiple songs]

[Lily – even sounded like Judy Collins on Someday Soon.  🙂 ]

[Singing the National Anthem at age 10 – a lifetime 3 years ago!]

[And from just a couple months ago.]


[Adam & Brett]

[A couple of Adam at SAWA – how did he sneak these by us?  😉 ]

[Adam on a short solo – he and Brett did a Guns & Roses thing last night that had the joint rockin’]

[Brett and Lily have cameos in this from two years ago.]

[Brett helps Sami Steidl perform at her graduation party last summer.]

[The Impresario, a/k/a, Brett’s grandpa]

The concert was just the last two hours of a 6-hour live music day.  Not a personal record, but no doubt in the top 10!  I spent the afternoon (4 hours) at the winery with the Salty Dogs.  I had no intention of staying that long, but they kept me there against my wishes . . . by continuing to entertain me.  But I shouldn’t complain – Annie & Bruce played for four hours, and then went on the AAAA where they accompanied Lily.


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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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