December 21, 2014
farm, film, party
solstice, solstice fire, solstice party, time lapse, video, winter solstice
The longest night is over. We turned the sun again. Great solstice party, as ever, thanks to all of you. Of note this year, superior food in the random food pile and really tasty tunes by the fire.
I know, lets do it again!!
2014 winter solstice fire
The night was still and cold, and the fire took a couple of minutes to get going. Jack took some video that was transformed into this time lapse.
lighting (starts small)
Sadly, the keg was dead by 7:30?! It’s impossible to get the beer amount dialed in even after 11 years of practice. Oh well, there’s always bourbon.
December 20, 2014
beer cheese, bright box, coal stove sink, drum, live music, moon hooch, saxophone, solstice fire
Moon Hooch at the Bright Box
Moon Hooch is a supremely talented band built around two saxophones and a drum kit. Phenomenal talent and energy. The band kicked off its new tour with a show in Winchester, Va at the Bright Box. The show was great.
Such tight polyrhythm. Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen both play a mean sax.
Moon Hooch sax overload
The drummer, James Muschler, is incredibly talented and a joy to dance to.
Moon Hooch 12.19.14
James Muschler drummer for Moon Hooch
Encore! We hope to see you again in Virginia.
After the show, it turned out that the band needed a place to crash. So we offered up Coal Stove Sink, some beer cheese, breakfast, some fiddle, and delicious cocktails (not necessarily in that order). The guys were delightful.
Beer cheese is good!
Quiet moment by the bar
Breakfast was peaceful and delicious.
Wenzl McGowen centers by the fire
Hi Y’all! Moon Hooch in the house
Too bad they couldn’t stick around for the solstice fire! Back on the road.
Go see Moon Hooch if you can.
December 17, 2014
animals, farm, fire
dogs, nature, photography, river, shenandoah, shenandoah river, solstice, solstice fire, solstice party, winter solstice, wood
Puck sez “Fire ready to light”
The solstice fire is ready. The weather report is improving (sorry cynthia). Time to turn the sun around!!
Spring-like day on the Shenandoah
Sunlight begets fire light
December 12, 2014
bitter liberals, charles arthur, concert, franklin park, franklin park arts center, music, original music, purcellville, songwriting
Come see some original music Saturday 12.13.14, including two never performed in public (yet) songs. Join us tomorrow at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Loudoun County! Reserved seating tickets on sale now.
Special guest, Richmond troubadour Charles Arthur will play an opening set and join the Bitter Liberals on stage for a few original songs.
Corcoran Brewing Company will provide cider and beer for those inclined to catch a buzz during the show.
who: The Bitter Liberals
what: Holiday Concert of All Original Music
where: The Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA (map)
when: Saturday Night 12.13.14, doors open 7pm, music starts 7:30pm
why: Because original music is good
tickets:$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Wonder what we sound like live? Have a listen to these two tracks from our show in August:
To Rest in Your Arms Again
Please join us! See you there.
December 7, 2014
abstract, amy, don black, expressionism, kathy dansie, shenandoah, shenandoah arts council
Don Black at the Shenandoah Arts Council
Abstract. And Expressionism? Or so.
Triptych by Winslow McCagg
Amy Barley hosts an opening.
Live music by Chip Schutte
More to come.
December 3, 2014
animals, fire, nature
dogs, shenandoah, shenandoah river, snow, turkey day
It snowed the day before dead turkey day.
November 30, 2014
food, humor, who knows
Stylin’ with seafood