Cyndi McCoy: On saying the ‘S’ word and other crazy behaviors |

Cyndi McCoy: On saying the ‘S’ word and other crazy behaviors

All in all, it has been a good few weeks, despite the downtime in Grand County as we anxiously await the ski season. Next Wednesday carves out the opening of Winter Park Resort’s 70th season and it is time to wax those skis and boards, my friends.

Let’s all do a little snow dance to make sure it goes off without a hitch. That’s right, I said the “S” word and it’s about time the winter scrooges get in touch with the wonders of wintertime. Remember last Thanksgiving when there was no snow on the ground?

People around these parts (including me) were thinking we’d get an early winter this year, so where are the packed piles of beautiful white stuff we so desperately need? I already can’t even wait for the C Lot concert April 19. Praise Intrawest for keeping that local tradition alive ” hopefully.

Speaking of scheduling ahead, for those who missed Craigstock West in Denver Sunday, or the Motorhome performance at the Pub Friday, make sure to not miss the next ones. Crowds were seriously stunned by the energy and fun Motorhome rolled into town with (some have said it’s the best show they’ve ever seen). Later that weekend, Craigstock welcomed masses of loyal patrons who made the trip to Denver to support the cause and local musicians.

Although Sunday evening was heightened by the intense emotions involved with losing a beloved friend, One Time musician “Craigy T” Thomason, the great tunes of the generous bands took guests away on a incredible musical ride.

Rocking on hardcore from the county, outshining even the brightest of stars in the night sky were the Empty Suits, Matt Petty, Hunker Down, Stereomaid (with Mickey Sandora, Terry Tompkins, and some guest vocals by One Time Willy), Jed Henry, and band One Time (with excellent violinist Chris Fields and keyboardist Eric Bulleck); not to mention a fun group of supportive friends and fans from the Fraser Valley.

Sunday was also a great day for Grand Lakers, and hopefully one of a string of good days for benefactor Jerry Warner. Debbie Bahan helped organize a successful Gong Show benefit, raising more than $3,600 to help Warner with incurring medical bills.

Top kudos went to all the great musical talent and Amy who entertained the Lariat crowd by putting two nine-inch galvanized nails up her nose. That’s right folks, Bahan said it was the crazy, silly, gross stuff that won over the partygoers.

Second-place winner was Roger who snorted milk and squirted it out of his eye sockets. Crowd favorite of all-time though, especially with the male crowd, Bahan said, was the local Popsicle Girls who simply licked popsicles.

When you’re out and about, look for the Girl Scouts who will also be taking food bank donations, introduce yourselves to the new owners of the Crooked Creek Saloon, and ask Jenn, a.k.a. “Diana” what that bartender said to get her so fired up (and thrown out of Owsley’s ” we still love you though). Also, check out Stereomaid’s version of Oly’s “Pocket Knife” at:


Food for thought: “The best way to behave is to misbehave.” – Mae West. “What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What’s the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?” – Buddha.

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