Friday, July 31, 2009

Here We Go Again

Ray said it's official! The "Never Trust A Party Over 30" is in full swing. Of course, it will be on the night before Thanksgiving in Colorado Springs at the same place as last year. If anyone has suggestions for songs, let Ray or Sean or Rob or me know. Also, I'm thinking of bringing some memorabilia like old posters and signs and T-shirts, etc. of the old bands. I also think we should set up and do a couple songs in the parking lot of the "Chick Fillet"(the old Hungry Farmer) at some point. Do you think they'd arrest a bunch of old grey haired musicians? Hell, we got away with a lot over the last 30 years....maybe we can get away with one more goofball idea!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Welcome Home Bro...

The boys are back in town! Jim and our friends are back from Iraq and we all look forward to seeing them here at 8369'. As Jimmy Buffett would say..."It's time to party!!"

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bald Bird In A Bald Tree

Carol Ann took this picture of a bald eagle at Columbine Bay the other day. And, in case you didn't know, Clive and Carol Ann got married! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

See Ya'll In November

Barky called yesterday and asked me to thank everyone for coming up for the Barky Lew Musical Mystery Tour. He said he'll see everyone in 'The Springs' in November for the "Never Trust A Party Over 30" bash!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

What A Blast!!!

It was so good to see the old gang here in Grand Lake this weekend! Lots of music, stories, hugs and reminiscing. I look forward to the 'Barky Lew Party' in Colorado Springs in November. Thanks to all of you who made the journey to 8369' and made it such a special weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Get 'em While They're Hot!

The T-shirts are here, Ray will have some CDs and I think Sean is designing some "Fun Tour" buttons. Looking forward to the weekend and playing music with 'the gang'! Waconda on Saturday and Sunday (with Peggy Mann) around 1:30 and Saturday and Sunday nights at the Lariat at 9:30....see ya there or be square.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Captain And The Kid

This is a picture of our friends, Rob and Jennifer who I met in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico years ago. I don't want to make this blog into an obituary column, but I had to express my feelings about Jennifer who left us last week. She was one of the most incredible souls I have ever had the pleasure to know! She was always sooo helpful, gracious, fun and was the hostess to everything we did in the times I got to visit and vacation there. She was diagnosed a couple years ago with brain cancer but it never, ever got her down. Her spirits were always high and she still filled everyone with her joy and laughter even through her battle. I will miss her dearly and my thoughts and prayers are with "Captain Rob".

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bart's Back

Our friend, Bart "The Artist" is back in town for awhile. He made the trek out from Indiana OK and has already sat in on some music with the GL gang. You know summer is 'officially here' when Bart arrives. He's kind of like a big, boisterous robin who shares his music, stories, caricature drawings and paintings. Welcome back.....summer is finally here at 8369'!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

To , Jim Reeman who's in Iraq instead of Grand Lake......stay safe and we'll see you in August. Happy 4th to you and all your fellow pilots and all the service men and women everywhere!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Another Cowboy Rides Away

Our friend, Johnny B. Nelson rode off into his sunset today. I will miss him. I remember the nights that I would be playing on the stage at the Lariat and he would be 'sound asleep' leaning on the rail at the front of the stage, standing straight up and I watched in amazement at how he could somehow maintain to not fall over and land 'face down' on the "Louie Heckert Dance Floor".... but he never did! How he managed that trick, I'll never know. He was a good soul and I know he loved his sons dearly and talked of them often. "Happy Trails", my friend