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?

Frantic Antics at Missy's

This is the third time I have seen Frantic Antics.  The first time, a solo trip, I came home and gave them an outstanding review.  I felt like, at the time, they deserved every word of it.  The next time we saw them, The Wife and I were popping in to Every Buddys Bar where they were playing, during band break of a different band over at the Snout.  That night they weren't sounding so good and kind of disorganized.   …At least during the few songs we were there for.

Van Isaacson plays Heyde Center

I was invited to my first local wedding.  The Wife, herself, was actually in the thing.  A first for her I guess.  "Always a bride, never a bridesmaid… <Sigh>".   But I am thinking being invited is a sign we have become "from here" now.  A happy thing to so be.  After a summer of planning and anticipation, the date was upon us and we were at the Heyde Center.   Something I was impressed by, a music fan who had three acts booked, social time, dinner and the dance.  What I had was the joy of seeing a fresh face.  Behind a guitar or occasional violin, Van Isaacson.   It was a great experience.  

Chippewa Valley Community Chorus spring 2013

I have to admit it was with a feeling of a little bit of obligation that I found myself walking in the door of the Heyde Center for the Arts.  I mean, I don't really go to choir concerts.  Where are the drums? Where are the electric guitars?  But, a couple of friends asked me.  The Wife was involved in getting ready for a boy scout pancake breakfast the next day.  I found myself with a little bit of free time.  So, I figured, why not?


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