Goodness! I about let the day take me off. It’s noon and I haven’t yet updated this front page. But if you’re reading this, you know I have updated it. Good on me!
Tonight we have our weekly Folk Jam in the pub with our boy Billy Watkins and a whole heap of friends. (Roadie, Chas, and many other ne’erdowells can often be found adding their guitars, voices and pints of Guinness.) It’s a spirited but laid back, foot tapping but unplugged gathering. Informal, free and fun.
TOMORROW – VALENTINE’S DAY
Weâ€™ll have a special menu featuring Salmon Steak, Tiger Shrimp, Scallops, Veggie Focaccia, and more. And weâ€™ll even take reservations that night, if youâ€™d prefer to make them. You donâ€™t have to, but if you want to be sure to have a table set aside, weâ€™ll save it for you. Red roses will be on the tables. In the evening, around 9 pm, the Mosher/Ekstrand Experiment will provide romantic blues and there will most likely be some love songs before and after Mosher/Ekstrandâ€™s set. Various other Valentines-style activities may emerge, such as poems.
Â STRANGE SALES
Some days the patterns of madness are just more clear:
* A bra of pop star Shakira sold for $3,000.
* Swedish media report that a bathing suit worn by Nicole Kidman (though not at the time of auction) has sold for $2,500. The money will be used to by cows for the poor in rural India.
* And actress Salma Hayek recently outbid Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of Vogue) for a one-hour private football (aka, soccer) lesson with David Beckham (whose notorious nickname I won’t print here). Hayek’s bid? $350,000!!!