You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

Morning, kids… This… may be the perfect tune for our Covid Quarantine… We got the band together- Mike August, Gail Herrera, Elizabether Safley Brinker, Diane Poole, my lovely wife, Maggie, and Ernie Saunders- all amazing tune smiths on their own, and did a Dylan tune, ‘You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere’ (Easy Chair). Turned out pretty darn good, I believe… Hope you like it…

Too much social distanced fun…

We went on a social distanced road trip, this weekend.

We hung w/ amazing people, who, have been quarantined and social distancing… ‘Cept for this…

So, Mike- Back row, right- entered a contest to win a fabulous Bonanza five string ukulele, from Pete-back row, left- and sure as shootin’, Mike won! Dilemma, ship it? Or, wait! Pete had a great idea… ‘Why don’t you come and pick it up?’… Dee-front row, left, in the tie dye- said, ‘bring the Magtones!’… That’s us… So, the plot was hatched… Pete and Dee invited Mike, and his lovely wife Ann-back row, center- and the us, to come to their corner of the world, and spend Thursday-Sunday morning, w/ them…

We arrived Thursday afternoon, and proceeded to join Pete on his Facebook show. How fun… And joined him on the Friday show. Fun! And, the Saturday show… More fun! Great tunes. Fun interaction w/ the peeps on the other side of the camera, and, just hangin’ out w/ all of us…

Dee, a mistress of the kitchen, fed us AMAZING southern food, til we thought we’d gone to food heaven… What a chef, and sweetheart….

There was as much heartfelt conversation around the house, and dinner table, as there was music… It… Does not get much better than that…

Sunday morning, rolled round, and, it was sadly, time to head back north… We shall deeply miss them, IRL, til we get to meet again…

Man, What a Summer…

Here we go…

So, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything… Been a bit busy and in a tulmult, like everyone else. Laid off. Terminated. Means I’m retired. Actually, the best thing that could have happened to us!

We went to Utah. That was a fun road trip. Low-key, but enjoyable. Was informed, about 4 hours into the trip, that I was retired. That was interesting… However, everything fell into place, because of out research and planning, so, we’re golden. When we arrived home, we started a new chapter in our lives.

The downside to this summer, was, and is, the cancelled events that we were to attend, in our victory lap summer. Memphis. The UK. Minnesota. Two Rivers. So many musical, and tour trips killed by Covid. We’ve been able to attend small, outdoor, distancedevents, and that’s been nice, but…

There have been home projects. Yard projects. Recording projects. Cookouts with friends. So, we are keeping busy. Seems, that there’s more to do now, than when I worked!

Celebrating our 25th anniversary was a wonderful milestone with a wonderful woman. I am a very lucky man… Onto another (as many as possible) years…

Fiddleheads coffee
Daily tomato harvest
Utah
Wisconsin/Michigan