we, bees, are going on an adventure tomorrow. we'll be hitting the open road in the wee hours of the morning, and we won't be back until we feel like it. if we have internet service, we'll keep this blog up-to-date, if not, oh well, we haven't even really launched or publicized this blog yet so it's not like anyone is paying attention. perhaps it's time to do so?
i, for one, am setting some personal creative goals for the trip. i am bringing a ton of books i don't really expect to read, it just comforts me to know i have them if i need them. i do plan on re-reading The Fig Tree, one of my favorite books of all time, and [at least] beginning a dramatic adaptation of it. i also expect to finish Nightwood, probably in the car tomorrow, which has been a rather painful, though rewarding read for me so far. i am bringing a sketchbook and colored pencils and charcoal and pastels, and i hope to get some time to sketch up in the mountains. with luck i will be purchasing a nicer digital camera from my mother at some point and will use it to document our trip. we're bringing a guitar and a banjo, so we have no excuse not to write a few songs together up at the cabin. i will also be using my computer to work on lyrics/melody for a polka tune by Forever & Everest so i can record as soon as we return. those men are music making machines. and we will probably definitely be doing some brainstorming and planning for the next Spiderweb Salon, which will be happening sometime mid-august [stay tuned for details]. all this plus a visit to my folks, camping, cabin labor, and sightseeing.
BONUS: temperatures for a majority of the trip will be about 20-40 degrees cooler than back home. i'm so ready to get the fuck out of dodge. catch you on the flip side.
last weekend we hosted the second salon session and it was quite a success! we panicked just a little bit as the show got closer and a few people had to cancel on us, but it turned out great nevertheless. this session featured more awesome music from talented local folks, as well as a variety of readings, stand-up comedy, and a bottle of jameson that danced among the audience. we also had a small photography gallery and a large community painting that was completed over the duration of the evening. for more pics, check out this page. we'll try and get a video up soon! feel free to contact us for more information about the salon, and especially let us know if you are interested in participating. thanks!