Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
When I started this blog in May, 2004, it was an experiment and it still is. I don't know what keeps it going. Sometimes, I've felt pressured to post when I didn't have anything to say and often I'm surprised at just how trivial the posts are. At the end of the day, I like having a place on the internet. As I've mentioned before, I also have a wildly inflated sense of Ego because of my blog.
So, the experiment continues...
When we were on the road on Wednesday from Grand Junction to Telluride, we were stopped due to a striping/paving project. They closed the road in one direction and then let 100-150 cars go through at once. It seemed pretty inefficient, but while I was looking through my pictures, I really loved this one.
Thursday, June 19
10:00am — Gates Open
11:00 - 12:00pm — Darrell Scott
12:15 - 1:30pm — Cadillac Sky
2:00 - 3:15pm — Uncle Earl
3:30 - 4:45pm — Arlo Guthrie
5:15 - 6:45pm — Del McCoury Band
7:15 - 8:30pm — Ani DiFranco Band
9:00 - 10:30pm — Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Friday, June 20
9:00am — Gates Open
10:00 - 11:00am — Spring Creek
11:30 - 12:45pm— Béla Fleck, Duos with Friends
1:15 - 2:30pm — Emmitt-Nershi Band
3:00 - 4:15pm — Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce
4:30 - 5:45pm — Tim O'Brien
6:00 - 7:30pm — Paolo Nutini
8:00 - 9:30pm — Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder
10:00 - 11:30pm — Leftover Salmon
Saturday, June 21 (the summer solstice)
9:00am — Gates Open
9:45 - 11:00am — Band Contest Finals
11:15 - 12:15pm — Steep Canyon Rangers
12:30 - 1:45pm — Tift Merritt
2:15 - 3:30pm — Jerry Douglas Band
3:45 - 4:00pm — Telluride Troubadour
4:15 - 5:45pm — Yonder Mountain String Band
6:15 - 7:30pm — Brett Dennen
8:00 - 10:00pm — Sam Bush Band
10:30pm - Midnight — The Frames
Sunday, June 22
9:00am — Gates Open
10:15 - 11:30am — Solomon Burke
12:00 - 1:15pm — The Duhks
1:45 - 3:00pm — Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile
3:30 - 4:45pm — John Cowan & Darrell Scott Band
5:15 - 6:30pm — Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers
7:00 - 8:30pm — The Swell Season: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
9:00 - 11:00pm — Telluride House Band
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
This morning at Midnight, we went to the Nugget Theater in Telluride to see Throw Down Your Heart - Béla Fleck Brings The Banjo Back To Africa. Béla was there to introduce the movie. It was really good, but right now they have no distribution deal, so the only places you can see it are film festivals and music festivals where Béla is playing.
"Throw Down Your Heart follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album. Béla's boundary-breaking musical adventure takes him to Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Mali, and provides a glimpse of the beauty and complexity of Africa. Using his banjo, Béla transcends barriers of language and culture, finding common ground and forging connections with musicians from very different backgrounds."
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Planet Bluegrass - Telluride Bluegrass: "The 35th Annual Telluride Bluegrass coincides with the Summer Solstice and the days surrounding the full moon; the longest day of the year; the beginning of summer. It's a magical time of sun and light, when the the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, kayaks, and a low-back festival chair to take in 'Bluegrass.'"
Today, we left Atlanta at about 6:30am (Eastern Time) and flew to Denver. Once there, we boarded a smaller plane to Grand Junction, Co. We then drove to Mountain Village, which is where we are staying. We took Will to the Telluride Golf Club so that he could play 18 holes. Amy and I took two (free) Gondola rides across the mountains down to Telluride.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
It's Tuesday and that means Firefox 3 should be available. I've been using the sneak peak versions for a couple of months and have been pleased with its performance. If you want to download it, you can help them reach their goal.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
In case you're receiving cell phone spam, this may be helpful.