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Rick's Blog 2008

 

 

 

05.04.08 Wooden Nickel Band played last night at Thirsty's. It was fun, and I got home about an hour later than I expected because the crowd kept throwing money at us for ""One More Song!!""

 
Today, I'm shot.  
 
I'm getting too old for this.
 
With Clay and me both working at the hospital on semi-alternating weekends, we have a hard time booking the whole band. We can play again on the 16th at the Moose for a Birthday Partly because I was able to swap shifts with someone else at work.
 
That gig is only from 7 PM - 11 PM. I wish all dances were.  I'm getting too old for this.
 
Last time we played was a month ago for the SD State Special Olympics. That one was only from 7 PM - 9 PM.
 
I wish all dances were.
 
I'm getting too old for this.
 
We have a new drummer - and some new equipment. The new drummer is kind of an interesting guy. He sculpts skull models and such for Cabela's taxidermy mounts, and has won some prestigious awards. He, and the new equipment are working out just fine.
 
I'm replacing a pump this year before I can open the pool. Another $400.  It's always something.
 
The new next-door neighbors *might have an ugly bulldog, which *might be the reason my stoopid cat refuses to go out sometimes after sniffing the air. So, now, he throws up indoors, and, I hafta clean his litter box.
 
I'm getting too old for this.

 


 

04.08.08 - Sent some dickeys off today to be in a movie. The movie is as-yet un-named and she (Sharon?) wouldn't tell me the name of the actor who's wearing them, but the Director is Sam Mendez who directed American Beauty   w/ Kevin Spacey.

 

 

04.08.08 --

Bought a copy of "Corn For The Palace" on the Internet. My folks used to have a copy, but Mom doesn't know where it went. The story revolves around an Indian Boy who meets Oscar Howe, and receives some seed to grow colored corn. Back on the rez' he battles drought, torrential rain and marauding crows, but finally manages to grow four perfect ears of blood-red corn. Then, of course, no one in the family has a car with enough good tires to get back here. In the end, he finally makes it to Mitchell to find that the decorations are nearly complete, except for a place on Crazy Horse' war bonnet where there is just enough room for four blood-red ears of corn. Ta Da!!
 
Most people around here have never heard of the book, and I initially bought it to put a bigger price on - and sell at the Antique shop.
 
Then, today's paper   had a study saying that Mitchell should promote more Indian-type attractions for tourists. Bill itself as the "GateWay to the West". Tourism business has fallen off recently, and the Doll Museum has closed. (And, The Holiday Inn has become a Ramada.)
 
I remember when I was on the CP Committee, tourists would say... "Cool! Trace Adkins was here in September. What's on tonight?" I always thought "Corn For The Palace" would make a good nitely play, with maybe even some Fed Grant money available to employ an Indian family (actors) for the summer. I even wrote the book's author and got her permission to adapt a play. So, Mom and I may work on that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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