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  1. Velvet

    Hooray for everyone!!!!

    Ditto. (fun trip to the US though)
  2. This looks like a seriously good show. Too bad I have to work, otherwise I'd consider the drive.
  3. Velvet

    Does anybody remember laughter?

    Man, this guy is going to be hurtin' when he wakes up. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/kingston-impaired-driver-destroyed-vehicle-1.4830155 He went from four wheels to three, then two. Then he put up his dukes. Police in Kingston, Ont., said a motorist crashed his car into a light post around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, damaging the side of the vehicle and ripping off one tire. Undeterred, the man sped off and drove nearly two kilometres until another wheel snapped off, disabling the sedan. Police said witnesses then saw the driver pull a bicycle from the car's trunk and pedal away. When officers tried to stop the man about 15 minutes later, he refused to stop. He fell off the bike only when an officer blocked his path with a police cruiser, but the chase didn't end there. The man fought off the arresting officer, then tried to take on more before he was finally subdued. The 39-year-old man is charged with driving with nearly two-and-a-half times the legal limit of alcohol in his system and resisting arrest. His driving licence has also been suspended for 90 days. What was left of the man's car was seized by police and impounded.
  4. Velvet

    Outlaw Music Festival

    Excellent words on Willie, edger. Looking forward to seeing him in a few weeks. And Sturgill too! Experienced him for the first time this summer and I really, really liked it.
  5. Velvet

    Happy 50th bday to DB 2.0

    Gadzooks! Welcome.
  6. Velvet

    Curveball!

    We arrived Wednesday with a trunk full of way, way too many beers (after getting our whiskey and Mudslide illegally confiscated) and set up in Glen Close. Met people and partied like crazy and saw Saturn (rings and everything! Dude camped nearby had an awesome telescope and even awesomer knowledge of the planets). Got up on Thursday and showered (in retrospect: ick) and did some more hanging out until mid-afternoon when lo, jaybone arrives with his lovely lady and set up camp right next to us, and then Stapes arrived shortly afterwards (we had pre-set up his tent next to ours). And then the news hit. People were scrambling to confirm that it wasn't some sort of prank and then I guess the Bunny announced it. The couple camped next to us were in tears. They started packing up almost right away (though in the end they did stay for the night). A lot of people left. I'd say about half of the people that had made it to Glen Close packed up by nightfall. Of course rumours of the band playing a couple of sets for the people that stayed behind started going around, and the next thing you knew they started tearing down the speaker columns. Rumour: crushed. I bet that got a few more people on their way. We had about 175 beers in the car so we had a lot of drinking to do. We pounded and pounded, went to hang with the crew in general camping and pounded some more. Good thing the hard liquor had already been taken care of (by the security staff and their buddies, no doubt). Overall the mood among those that stayed for the night seemed to be "what the heck, let's have a great time tonight." It wasn't over-the-top at all, just people hanging out and having a good time. Thank goodness it wasn't raining when we packed up in the morning. And it was nice that there was no security going around trying to hurry people up (we were supposed to be out by noon). Really, there was a bare-bones staff on hand; hardly anyone at all. phorbesie asked the concierge where she could get some drinking water and was told to "just maybe ask around at people's campsites. Someone will give you some." (We're talking the concierge in a VIP section.) I counted our remaining booty: 133 beers. We needed a contingency plan. We got offsite around 12:15 (easy-peasy though again, almost staff-less) and drove in to town. We met some friends for lunch and went back to their hotel room. They couldn't get their room refunded so they decided to stay until Monday. They offered us floorspace but it was pretty crowded in there already. Luckily an excellent Plan B presented itself and phorbesie, Stapes and I drove to Penn Yan and stayed at Bdunn's Godfather's super-great cottage on the lake for the weekend. The whole crew was there, we sucked it up and put on our happy faces and had a wicked-great weekend. When I got up on Sunday I was shocked to discover that we had more that met our beer-consumption quota (phorbesie was even able to grab an extra 15-pack before we cruised the border). We stayed until about 2pm and then it was hugs all-around and the three of us drove north, leaving the rest of the crew to try and enjoy a final night at the cottage without us.
  7. Velvet

    Happy birthday Bouche

    Happy Birthday good sir!
  8. Velvet

    Ottawa: Jerry Garcia Vinyl Night - Wed Aug 8

    I went last time and I gotta say, I could barely notice it was happening. I thought the music was not nearly loud enough, I had no idea where you were actually spinning from, and there seemed to be a distinct lack of anyone I recognized from the Ottawa Dead scene on hand. That said, if it's a nice night I'll probably make it out to this one too. Hope to see some of you there!
  9. Velvet

    Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 Official Thread

    I was shocked at how much I liked DMB. The horns added a lot. Great band.
  10. Velvet

    Neil Young Announces Solo Shows (very quietly)

    Sounds great!
  11. Velvet

    A three-day cover band festival is coming to Ottawa

    I hear they just added DSO. Now who's going?
  12. Velvet

    A three-day cover band festival is coming to Ottawa

    I'm guessing that this will flop but as time turns elastic I continually find evidence that proves that I know nothing about the music business. Maybe this festival will prove me right about being wrong, but I doubt it. Now, if this fest was being held somewhere much more rural where people had little or no access to actual real-live touring famous musicians, well then this fest might be a winner.
  13. Velvet

    A three-day cover band festival is coming to Ottawa

    It's fun to see everyone try to look like everyone they aren't in the pictures.
  14. Velvet

    Neil Young Announces Solo Shows (very quietly)

    Thanks for the heads up! In for Detroit!
  15. Some people have written to mention that they didn't find a "comment" area in which to write in the word "recorder". That's strange, because I do, but no worries: all donations coming in for the next couple of weeks will be dedicated to purchasing recorders. Thanks Mike, and thanks everyone!
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