Cyndi McCoy: The here is now
That has to be the best New Years Eve I have ever had (so far, at least). Hope you all had just as good a time.What a wonderful way to start the promising new year. Jimmy Hall and the gang swooned the Silverado II ballroom crowd (love his Two Timin Momma song) and Hunker Down was kicking out of the chute at Untamed and the Wild Creek brew pub. I especially liked Hunkers rendition of Devil Went Down to Georgia, man can Bobby rock the strangs on that fiddle. The bands wild abandon complimented well the brewmasters Drunken Elf spiced chai winter seasonal.I heard places were packed all over the county The Lariat Saloon (Nine-Toed Bob & Stragglers) and Pancho & Leftys (No Name band) in Grand Lake, the R&R at SilverCreek (Empty Suits), and the Creek (Adam Lynam and Andy Moore) and Denos (Gary Key) in the Fraser Valley. I dont know about you, but Im grateful the last of those holidays are over for a while. I never needed so much rest in my life from just plain fun.Speaking of which, one of the best New Years resolutions Ive heard of so far was to have more of it fun that is. Plain and simple. I like it. You in?Such good people amongst us in this, the grandest of counties. We are so fragile, yet our zest for life carries us through our obstacles. We look out for each other because the community connection is so sincere and strong.The caring overtone was made prominent especially at this years genesis. Many friends carpooled and made sure they and theirs got home (or to a friends place) safe once the bubbly and festivities fizzled. That and all the hugs, kisses and camaraderie are what the days of our lives are all about. May these upcoming days be exactly what thats about.Whether its simple late nights watching rock videos and listening to music, or something less or more extravagant, the here is now my friends. This is going to be some year. Can you feel it?Ill bet Tammy Gemmell can feel it. She was a manager at Smokin Moes for a long time and has been down on her luck. Smokin Moes and a whole mess of musicians are corralling to put together a fine spread Wednesday, Jan. 14, to help her pay growing medical bills. The $20 admission is for dinner and the show, definitely worth it to see the more than a handful of musicians at the same place.The world is upon us and what are we going to do about it? I suggest we take this stock market bear by the haunches and dig in. We can make change, we are the change. Lets see what this baby (year) can do.When youre out and about tell Holly Harrison shes been working too hard. Hunkers song, I think its Welcome to Our World, doesnt quite have that same sizzle without her shakin her booty to it live. All work and no play makes Hollys friends crazy with sadness. And on that note I think Id like to cash in that rain check for trivia little missy.Also, theres two spots left for the Center 4 Excellences Glass Blowing Will Blow Your Mind class, a six-week course starting Jan. 26. Cost is only $105 and includes background on the art, and studio time with local glass blowers April Hilton, Nat Haven, and Winter Park Glass. Sign up is by end of business day, Jan. 16.Food for thought: Nothing is worth more than this day. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Life’s a journey, not a destination. – Aerosmith.
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