Wednesday, July 04, 2007

recovery

Last weekend we tried to cram way too much into three days. Friday night, Ryan and I met up with Ben at the Syracuse Jazz Festival for a much-anticipated but later disappointing Bela Fleck and the Flecktones show. (The sound guys blew and it was freezing cold.) Sunday, it was back to Syracuse for the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, conducted by Peter Graves, with special guest Will Lee. Aretha Franklin was scheduled to play after the Jaco band, but we didn't stay for her. When in large crowds, my patience wears incredibly thin.

We stopped at Montezuma on the way out on Sunday. Nothing much to see there, since there was a simulated drought and the main pool was totally dry. We did, however, get a good look at a nesting Osprey on the way out.

Up next: Rhapsody in Rochester this coming Saturday. Pictures of Ryan and me in our formal wear will be posted eventually.

July is already shaping up to be one of the busiest months of the year...

4 comments:

Ryan said...

Yeah, what a weekend! The music was great, even though the soundguy had his head up his ass (which might explain why he couldn't hear that his levels & EQ sucked).

The osprey was gorgeous... what a lovely bird! I think we'll have to rustle up the old SLR camera & tele-photo lens in the future so we can get better pics of things like that.

gasaholic said...

Shame about Bela. I would love to see him at some point. At least I got to see Steely Dan with Stenz back in June. Of course, I ended up in the hospital for a week the day afterwards, but that is a whole other story.

Please tell Ryan that Pat Metheny is playing the Eastman Theatre on Oct. 28th. My brother is coming up to see him with me, and he is more than welcome.

BTW, if you don't know who this is, please feel free to show it to
Ryan. The Steely Dan concert sentence ought to give it away.....

battlemaiden said...

I think I know who you are. I did have to ask Ryan to clarify, though.

gasaholic said...

Well, just to spice his interest, he may want to see these two things. (You might like them as well.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=E55ppCnwT3w

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BWabRD0c_VQ