Skilly & Duff (& Annie) & Hoar Frost

At Carlos Creek Winery yesterday.  We have Annie, Bruce, and Mikko – and with an SRO crowd, kept us there all afternoon.  The staff photographer and his staff went to Bemidji yesterday to cover the girls’ basketball game.  That report will follow.  We just thought it a good time to break up the sports reporting with our local music scene.  There are three videos of Skilly & Duff’s performance contained herein.  Enjoy!

“Galway Girl”:

[These young ladies, we believe Ann, Christina, and Mary (corrections and better identifications as they become available), danced for us.  Mikko is attempting to line them up for the St. Paddy’s Day performance at the AAAA Theatre on March 16 (poster will be posted here as it becomes available.]

[I was a little too close.  Their high kicking almost sent the camera into the tasting room.]

“The Kilt Song”:

[Annie . . . well, I suppose you could have deduced it wasn’t Bruce or Mikko.]

[Mikko, dapper as always.]

[Bruce, the keeper of the rhythm.]

[ . . . and looking dapper as well in his Rick Santorum sweater vest.]

“Come Out You Black and Tan”:

And we had another hoar frost the day after the last one.  These are from February 5th:


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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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