Cyndi McCoy: Living in trîage
A Face in the Crowd
Grand County, Colorado
A friend and Grand County businesswoman described her life as “living in trîage” right now and I told her I might just have to borrow the saying. It seems like a lot of us can relate.
It makes me think of that song that goes “Run away, I’ve got to – get away.” At least those are the lyrics I sing. You know the one, made into a commercial not too long ago with the guy on an operating table and the heart monitor beating in time with the song percussion.
The health of our current economy continues to deteriorate and many hearts are stopping as the next cataclysmic emergencies arise in our lives. For these recessionary symptoms, I suggest getting out for some free music. Music is my (ex-)wive’s tale cure-all for most anything that ails ya. It sure beats what many from the older generation thought always worked, which was an enema (my poor dad).
Things have been so bleak, I’m starting to listen to quite a bit of country. A good song would be about losing your dog, your truck not working, and no snow. Favorite song of the week has been “Hard Times” by Ryan Bingham.
In this season of giving, it might also do your spirit some good to do some shopping for friends and family. While you’re out and about, check out the 25-percent off sale for locals’ appreciation at Ski Depot (through Sunday). Also, bring two canned food items into the Grand Lake Art Gallery and fill out an entry form for a chance to win an original watercolor by Annie Surbeck. Donations go to the Mountain Family Center food banks in Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling.
A big welcome back goes out to local bassist Andy Irvine who just got back from touring with On the One. He’s going to be around for the holidays. So, venues looking for a musician need look no further. Congratulations to the band on signing with the Blue Mountain Artists booking agency, which will further extend On the One’s musical influence.
If you’re interested, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre actor Dylan Hilpman has a song about the theatre company, “Forget Me Nots” on iTunes. Other media escapes include movies to check out at our local libraries (like “Golden Compass,” and “Cloverfield” and “We Own the Night” if they have them). Also, Stevie King’s new story collection is available at a pretty good price at City Market (I call him Stevie like we’re old friends). If you’re a culinary buff, drummer Ian Morlock’s boss at Jax Fish House in Boulder (where Morlock works when he’s not rocking the local stages), Hosea Rosenberg is competing on television’s Top Chef program right now. I think it airs new episodes on Wednesday nights.
Birthday wishes go out to sweetie Steve Price who celebrates a milestone year Sunday with friends (reach Sudi Newcomer for details).
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for “Super Dave” whom friends report is each day making progress toward getting better. Hopefully soon enough we’ll see him out on the slopes, back being a rock-star ski patroller.
Food for thought (borrowed from One Time’s “Tubbs”): “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley.
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