Nov. 7, 2008 at 11:15am
Postcard from Hawaii
Well, we've been on the Big Island of Hawaii for this whole week, wondering what the weather is like back home (Kevin's post seems to suggest a bit of precipitation). As we left town, it was raining in Tacoma and we were looking forward to a week of not-rain. I imagined blogging every day, rubbing in the fact I was here in the sunshine and you, most likely, were not.
But then, every day, after laying around in the sun on the beach all day, I found myself unable to work up the energy to be so cruel. I'm here this morning to report on an exciting event happening this weekend, right there in Tacoma. Then ... well, I think we're going to head to the beach and lay around in the sun.
Second Sunday Music at the SeymourOne of the underappreciated regular musical events in town is the Second Sunday Concert Series at the WW Seymour Botanical Consevatory at Wright Park.
The Seymour is a local treasure, celebrating its 100th birthday (even older than me!), and they present a wide variety of acoustic music among the flowers every second Sunday of every month.
The music runs from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. This Sunday, November 9, is this month's second Sunday, so guess what ... that's right: Irish music!
My buddies, Brynn Starr, on fiddle, and Sue Tjardes, on guitar, will play a bunch of Irish fiddle tunes, and who knows what else (Sue writes songs; they both sing). They're kind to the ears and easy on the eyes.
You should come on down, this Sunday, and the second Sunday of every month. It's warm and dry, wonderfully fragrant, and full of great music.
Next month, Tom Brooks will bring his jazz trio to the venue, and in January, Izenmania will bring Mister Fusion in. It's a varied and eclectic mix, and you pretty much guaranteed to have a good time.
It's time, it appears, to head back to the beach. There are many attractive possibilities, but with a book on my iPod, laying in the sun sounds pretty good. You remember the sun, don't you?
And don't despair ... I'll be back in my soggy, beloved, Tacoma in a few days. Paradise gets old after awhile. At least, that's what I hear.
Don Izenman ... retired mailman ... occasional musician ... proud father ... happily married (this time for sure!) ... contented non-driver ... interested in all things local and all things Tacoma. Oh yeah ... food, beer, and wine!