Brian Bethke and Stacy Hanson at The Sheeley

Its funny.  Sort of like song lyrics you hear wrong ("Have you Seen Lorraine?" springs to mind) I somehow got it into my mind that Brian Bethke was doing a show with Stacy Hamilton, lead singer and chief metal-chick of the hard rocking band Marked 4 Deletion.  Now I see lots of music.   So when I hear about notably strange match ups, to which this would certainly qualify, I am totally there.

Contingency along with some Probable Cause

It was a veritable plethora of music to be had this night in Chippewa Falls.  Five bars with bands and us with only one night.  We landed ourselves first into the James Sheeley House.  But, the band that was playing when we drove by the front window was on break by the time we got the minivan parked and walked ourselves through the door.  So, we elected to move on.

4th Floor at Every Buddy's Bar & Grill

It was a great night out, weather-wise.  Maybe the last night of warm weather for this year.  The crowd showed it.  It was a packed, don't call the fire marshall, sized crowd that was jammed shoulder to shoulder into Every Buddy's Bar & Grill to see Three Lakes, Wisconsin based, 4th Floor on stage.  It was that way all night until the last song.  Let me tell you what, 4th Floor didn't disappoint!

Ditchrunners at Every Buddy's Bar & Grill

The Chippewa Falls music season kicked back into gear starting this evening.  And it was a beautiful, beautiful night to be out.  The Wife was otherwise detained this evening, camping with the boy scouts up at the fairgrounds.  So I was out on a night of freedom.   It has been more years, decades in fact, than I care to admit since I was last riding a motorcycle in the country after dark.   If there isn't a freeway, or at least a very large road to roll on, I am always back home before sundown.  And my eyes?


I just usually go with my own taste. If I like something, and it happens to be against the law, well, then I might have a problem. 

Hunter S. Thompson