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May 2 – Front Range on Track Kickoff

This Sunday evening at Avogadro’s Number, Adam Bowen will be presenting information about a vision for connecting Fort Collins with the rest of the Front Range via passenger train.  This event is free to the public.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC: Mike Finders, Paul Kiteck, Mark Leslie, Jan Peterson and Darrin Goodman will be performing between 5:00 and 7:00 pm, and I believe that Adam’s presentation will take place somewhere in the middle.

You’re Invited! May 2 Front Range on Track Kickoff

Free Pizza!  Bluegrass music!
Entertaining and Informative presentation by Adam Bowen!
and the good company of lots of other people who want to see passenger rail connecting our front range communities once again.  What better way to spend your evening?

Invite your friends and, yes, definitely forward this information to others who may already be dreaming of the day when they have an alternative to driving their car every time they want to go to Denver, Boulder or even to the next town.

When:  Sunday, May 2, 5 – 7 pm
Where:  Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St in Fort Collins

See you there!
Front Range on Track (FRONT) Board and Friends

www.frontrangeontrack.org
Our mission is to work for the re-establishment of passenger rail through city and town centers of Rocky Mountain Front Range communities to provide the necessary cost-effective transportation backbone to support the advancement of short and long-term regional economic prosperity and community vitality.

Inauguration Party at Avogadro’s Number

Don’t miss the inauguration party for Obama in Fort Collins on Tuesday night.  It’s happening at Avogadro’s Number (http://www.avogadros.com/Inauguration.html) in Fort Collins, CO!  It’ll be a pot luc party with three bands providing entertainment.

The Poudre River Irregulars 5:00 – 7:00
Inaugural Speech 7:00 – 7:30
The Montgomery Jazz Group 7:30 – 9:30
The Horsetooth Mountain Rangers 9:30 – 11:00

Don’t miss it!


Strings In The Mountains

This year, the Strings In The Mountains series brought The Infamous Stringdusters and Crooked Still to Steamboat Springs. Although both bands cleaned house, Crooked Still also mopped up the stage and cleaned the cob webs out of the stage lights. Amazing.

Rushad sat in front of me for a spell while the Stringdusters were on stage. His appearance was mostly normal save for the elven-sort of hat that he donned on his head like a top-knot. He shot out of his seat and disappeared once the Stringdusters left the stage. Once Crooked Still had been announced, wearing a bright and shiny pink satin suit with a red and white striped scarf around his neck, Rushad took to the stage as if he owned it.

Aoife was in prime form. Stunning voice. Stunning woman. Although I am in love with her voice, I am more in love with the entire sound that is called Crooked Still. Shaken by a low sound indeed.

Rushad was incredibly comical throughout the night. At one point, he was speaking as though he were an old gold miner (he was Railroad Bill I believe), as he explained to the audience about the gold rush of 1849. Aoife was surprised to learn that the term “forty-niners” refers to those who travelled west to California for the gold rush of 1849. Rushad went on prodding her when he asked her, “… Ever heard of the Denver Nuggets?” More comedy ensued when Rushad’s odd hat burst from his head in an explosion of brown and blond hair when he started “head-banging” during one of his instrumental solos. Visions of bass player Les Claypool (Primus) with a helicoptering Mohawk filled my head as Rushad seemingly scared the old couple in front of him up and out of their seats. I’m not sure if the couple ever returned or not. Aoife later commented on the incident stating that she felt bad and that she hoped that the couple would be back. After all, Strings is a somewhat classically-oriented music series. Rushad said multiple other things as well as performed a number of actions throughout the rest of the show that left me retching my gut in laughter. Aoife just kept looking puzzled as she kept asking Rushad, “…What are you doing???” Pretty funny.

Gregory Liszt’s banjo licks were on target with their music. Very spirited and all were a style of his own. Corey kept the music alive and off the ground with his bass.

Great show. I drove 3 hours to see Crooked Still and would do so again in a heartbeat. I wish that I had brought a camera with me to show Rushad’s pink suit. It was a sight to see. Perhaps we can get them to come to Fort Collins soon.

Heroes…….

As we go through life, each of us are bound to be influenced by any number of people. We often formulate our own ideas by building upon or modifying others thoughts and incantations. The people whose ideas we tend to agree with and build a trust in are often classified as heroes or mentors. There have been a handful of such people throughout my own life that I have held in such regard. Among which, Richard Stallman (without knowing it) has become one such mentor.

For those who do not know who Richard Stallman is, he established the GNU Project as well as the Free Software Foundation. Not only that, he hosts a wealth of ideas for activism of various sorts, most of which, my own beliefs are in accordance with. In short, this guy kicks ass.

Check out Richard Stallman’s website to learn more about this interesting man.

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