I won't say the performance of Dave Orr and The Providers was flawless. There was a time late in the evening, where Aimee and I said "Are they all playing the same song?" There is a level of drunken bufooonery that is allowed, perhaps even sometimes expected in a lead guitar player. This night they had it in Spades.
The bands you hear at the Snout are cover bands. You go there to hear that maximum volume staple, the Wisconsin Bar Band version of Sweet Home Alabama. So when I left the bar tonight humming an original piece done the Brian Bethke Band I knew something different had happened.
Generally, Anwen Mullen, being the fashionista she is, has impeccable tastes. But, we really must question her latest efforts to put Paul into horizontal stripes. Especially when he is wearing his black pleather straight jacket, as it appears he is in this picture. Paul, if you need help escaping, knock the phone off and dial one of us with your toes.
Second generation Freak & Geek, Joe Abbott, modeling the latest in Haute (or would it really just be "HOT"?) fire fashion. Joe has been accepted as a firefighter at the Hallie Fire Department, where he is taking some basic fire training. He is on the way to Chippewa Valley Technical College and the Fire-Medic program there next fall.