I Can See Music

When was the last time you jumped? ~ The Editor

This officially piggybacks on the previous post whereas on the very same night the Red Willow Arts Coalition (RWAC) was presenting Skilly & Duff, probably the longest running music affiliation for the supervisor and me since returning to God’s country.  It was also a chance to see Bruce Kelly for the first time since his “health incident” – he looks and feels fine, didn’t sound bad either.  It was finally a beautiful day – I was able to walk the golf course for the first time this month (and played as well as I can, thank you very much) – the temperature gradients did throw in an occasional shower from time to time, including a short one during the performance – and it made for a great evening.  Roy Wicken, a RWAC founding father, estimated the crowd at 800.  Fortunately, with the supervisor’s connections, we were able to reserve box seats.

[Annie, Bruce, and Mikko had the audience eating out of their hands – which I believe is a health code violation.]

[A grandson, as I recall.  Annie’s beaming face would seem to indicate such.]

[Two photos were very similar.  You’ll have to let me know if I chose the right one.]

[The group was introduced by Sandy Susag (of the RWAC).  Sandy received at least county-wide recognition for her hilarious performance in ‘A’ My Name is Alice a few years back.]

[The excitement in a Minnesota crowd is always palpable.]

Their signature parting song, The Parting Glass:


Oh, and blog contributor, Al Grundei, captured the supervisor “acting out” The Black Velvet Band:

Her eyes they shone like diamonds, I thought her the queen of the land, And her hair it hung over her shoulder, Tied up with a black velvet band.

[Doesn’t really fit here – found rummaging for something else.  Taken in the backyard on beautiful Lake Darling several years ago.]

[Proof that yesterday was indeed a beautiful day.  Sam Joy dressed in full winter attire for morning golf.]

Patchouli correspondent, Sue Elliot, submitted the following from a rainy night performance at Minnehaha Falls on Wednesday.  Thanks, Sue:


[Bruce and Julie (nice back lighting, Sue)]

Their new, untitled, song written just 24 hours prior to this performance:


Look for Patchouli again this weekend at Art in the Park!  And say “hi” to them, and to the other performers, as the supervisor whisks me off to Wisconsin.

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” 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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