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August 17th, 2004

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01:36 am - Irish weekend, back to wrk
Got out to the Minnesota Irish Fair on Saturday. Saw the end of Seven Nations' set. (I liked them fine, minnehaha, and remember them from Winnipeg now. What was the objection to them again?) Wandered the grounds a bit, saw a few big, shaggy Irish Wolfhounds. Some smaller dogs that I dubbed "snacks." Much celtic jewelry and t-shirts. Then it was off to the beer tent and some of the lovely Summit Oatmeal Stout. Very nearly Guinnessy and quite satisfying.

Then it was down to the front for the Saw Doctors show. Ran into one of the women I'd met two years ago at the Gaelic Storm show in the same venue. The Docs were, of course, fun, fun, fun. A nice crowd of people up front were fans and knew all the songs. I was familiar with a few from the last show and the album I'd picked up. I don't think the main crowd was as familiar, but it was hard to tell while dancing in the throng up front. After an encore it was too early, but still time to head home.

Slept a good chunk that night thanks to the combination of good drink and physical exertion.

Got out a bit on Sunday, taking Ericka to the library. Watched the Twins take a tie into the ninth inning in the final game of their road trip in Cleveland. The game ran longer than the three hours alloted on my TiVo, though, so I had to go to the Internet to discover that they had, as I'd hoped, pulled ahead in the 10th and hung on to win it. Looking forward to the series at home with the Yankees this week, should be very fun.

Now at work with a very little to do. I picked up a novel at the library, thinking it was one that was on my list. It is, however, Eon by Greg Bear. Not on the list, but it's been enjoyable. I'm not following his science completely, but then I think it's a bit out of date and not jiving with the string theory I'd recently been exposed to via the Nova program fredcritter loaned me. Now that peak is nearly over, I hope to have time for reading and time to delve back into the Barbara Sher book's activities.
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: Bottle Of Wine--Tom Paxton--Live From Mountain Stage

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Date:August 17th, 2004 12:12 am (UTC)
I think they were the "Rock, Salt, and Nails" of the mainstage that year. Which won't mean anything to you... um. Let's see. I guess their energy level and musicianship seemed inauthentic and artificial. They sounded too commercial, and too much like BiL at the same time.

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Date:August 17th, 2004 01:07 am (UTC)
Gotcha. I'll agree that they're too commercial for that venue and even for the Irish Fair. I like their energy level, and think their musicianship is only passable. So, yeah, not going to run screaming if they're on stage, not going out of my way to buy their music either.

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