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    Holiday Weekend - Starting the Friday Thread Early

    Since today is my Friday (and since I'll be pretty busy tomorrow), I figured I'd start the Friday thread rolling a day early this week. I suspect that I'm not the only one here in the US squeezing an extra day out of the holiday weekend.

    Tomorrow morning I'm loading up the SUV and driving about 4 hours north to Ignacio Colorado to perform at the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. I'm playing with The Electric Edric Project, filling in for my friend Edric, who you may recall was badly hurt in a motorcycle accident about 6 weeks ago. He's doing much better - he's breathing on his own now, and this week they were actually able to take him outside for the first time since the accident.

    This event is going to be a trial by fire for me, since we're potentially playing for over 1000 people, but I've only rehearsed with the band twice. (I've been practicing the songs by playing along with YouTube videos, but it's not the same as playing live with other musicians.) To add to the pressure, a lot of the songs we're doing have pretty prominent guitar parts, and if they are played wrong, the whole song falls apart. No pressure whatsoever, lol. The keyboardist in the band is one of my best friends, Steve. We first met when I stole his fiancee from him back in the 1970s. He and I played and toured together back in the '80s but this will be the first full shows we've played together in over 30 years. The singer is Marianna, who I've only known for a couple of years, but she and her husband have become great friends as well. Not only is she an awesome singer, she's gorgeous, has great stage presence, and is a truly sweet person. She doesn't have the "diva" syndrome that so many good singers - male or female - have. (She's also an awesome country singer, too.) The drummer (Billy) and the bassist (Rick) are also great guys. We're gonna have a blast. As a bonus, we're being provided rooms at a nearby resort/casino with a nice mix of amenities...in case we get tired of hanging around the bike rally.

    Just for grins, here are the songs we're playing. Typical classic rock stuff with a few surprises...I suspect most of you will recognize at least a few of these:

    All Right Now – Free
    Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites
    Hot Blooded – Foreigner
    You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
    Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
    Fire Down Below – Bob Seger
    Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas
    Open Arms – Journey
    Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
    What I Like About You – The Romantics
    Hella Good – No Doubt
    Rock & Roll – Led Zeppelin
    Working For The Weekend – Loverboy
    Any Way You Want It – Journey
    Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You – Alan Parsons Project
    Born On The Bayou – Credence Clearwater Revival
    Your Love – The Outfield
    Feels Like The First Time – Foreigner
    Crossroads – Cream
    Foreplay/Long Time – Boston
    Separate Ways – Journey
    Mustang Sally – Every Bar Band Ever
    Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
    Highway Star – Deep Purple

    Y'all have a fun, relaxing, and safe weekend, y'hear?
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    I hear that 'EveryBarBandEver' is a pretty good group! Have fun Vaughn!
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    Sounds like you'll have a great time, Vaughn!

    Today, Thursday was yard work - mowing, spraying, etc.

    I'll spend most of the day in my shop on Friday doing some cleaning and organizing.

    Saturday should also be a good day in my shop - maybe even building something!

    Sunday will be along with watching some NASCAR, of course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Just for grins, here are the songs we're playing. Typical classic rock stuff with a few surprises...I suspect most of you will recognize at least a few of these:
    All Right Now – Free
    Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites
    Hot Blooded – Foreigner
    You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
    Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
    Fire Down Below – Bob Seger
    Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas
    Open Arms – Journey
    Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
    What I Like About You – The Romantics
    Hella Good – No Doubt
    Rock & Roll – Led Zeppelin
    Working For The Weekend – Loverboy
    Any Way You Want It – Journey
    Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You – Alan Parsons Project
    Born On The Bayou – Credence Clearwater Revival
    Your Love – The Outfield
    Feels Like The First Time – Foreigner
    Crossroads – Cream
    Foreplay/Long Time – Boston
    Separate Ways – Journey
    Mustang Sally – Every Bar Band Ever
    Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
    Highway Star – Deep Purple

    Y'all have a fun, relaxing, and safe weekend, y'hear?
    That's a great play list and it looks like you will be finished just in time for the "Suggestive Popsicle Eating Contest".
    Meanwhile back at the ranch, we will be making pickles and canning dilly beans...with no chance of winning a new Harley

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    All week I have been doing just a little in the shop - preparing Cherry to make three plaques. One will be sold - second is almost certainly sold, third is for my home.

    Also - I'll be working on my TEMP kitchen cabinet.

    I will also be going to Newport R.I. to a car show at Fort Adams - and probable hang out in Newport a little.

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    No plans, dog-sitting for a neighbor, and those on both sides of us are gone until Monday night

    Started cleaning up the garden, cabbage bases, corn stalks etc. etc.

    More time in the shop playing around, wife likes it when I durn near live out there, gives her a vacation/single feeling

    Might take the dogs to the lake Sunday or Monday, depending on weather.
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    Holiday Weekend - Starting the Friday Thread Early

    Working on the sign project a bit. Making some final decisions on how to attach and adjust the chain as well as the construction of the sign frames. I decided to go with white oak for the frames.
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    working on craft show stuff and work on monday
    benedictione omnes bene

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    I will be working on a few Inlays one on the chest build an this one on a Fiddle
    Been waiting on the Fiddle for a while

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    Friday my wife is going to spend the night at her mothers house as well as most of Saturday. My grand daughter Abby is sad I'm going to be alone so she invited me out to dinner. Just the two of us.(she is 8). I'm sure that she made reservations at her favorite restaurant, McDonalds She has also made secret plans for us on Saturday. Could be mini golf or glow bowling or a host of other things

    I haven't been in the shop since June. The last thing I made was the 2 adirondack chairs for a customer. I need to build a bookcase, hutch and 3 beds. Hopefully I can start to get everything organized on Sunday and Monday so I can start on the bookcase.

    Tuesday I'm going into day surgery for the next attempt to get rid of my back pain. Hopefully this new idea the Doc has works. My son Bob, is going tuna fishing next weekend. Part of the "Wounded Warrior Project" and invited me to go with him. I'm not sure if my back will take it though.
    It's quite an organization. They give the vets a totally free weekend. Hotel, meals, and fishing.
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