Re: Hobbies... Other than obsessing over everything related to Joe :)
I missed Joe when he played the Crystal Bay Club in '06. I was only introduce to his music the last part of March 2012.
When I heard about missing him play the North Shore, it led me to write to Street Team Andy to suggest that Joe might consider to play the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Showroom at the Cal-Neva. How about a week-end with Joe and After Party in the Indian Room?
I have a commitment from the Cal-Neva General Manager who is also a friend, that the red carpet would be rolled out. A long shot, but if you don't ask. Just last week the Cal-Neva was sold and the current management can only continue until Sept 30th.
So the timing alone might jinx that idea. If any one has a wish to spend some time at the Cal-Neva for any reason you better make plans to come this summer.
After that all bets are off if it will be open at all. I really hope the developers retain all the historic parts and keep them open to the public, but there has been no real word about that.
Joe's music has been the reason I have come thru such a very challenging year in such a good place. "Slow Train" from the Beacon Theatre is my every morning song. Not so much the lyrics as the music that puts one foot in front of the other thru any kind of "shotgun" challenge day. That's a day you get hit with a spray of equally intense challenges, at the same time.
I was so happy to see Joe for the first time in Sacramento and even more so that a long planned trip to see my daughter in NYC allows me to see Joe at the Beacon on May 17th! I will be Street Teaming while I am there up to concert time.
I hope our Street Team in Tahoe will be effective enough this summer to make the December 7th show in Reno, NV an early sellout.
My horses that I use in our 4-H club are part of the Street Team too. The club is celebrating our 25th Anniversary year of giving the local kids a cost free mountain horsemanship program. We run a small stable on donations and volunteers on the site of an old Pack Station, the last horse property in our area.
1988 is also the year I got my "Big Scissors " from Tahoe Boat Co working as an upholstery apprentice. I met Tony Brown when he took shop space there for his restoration business "Western Runabouts". All thru the 1990's my associate and on working for Tony on contract upholstered many Best of Show, Best Garwood and Best Chris-Craft, winners at the Con Course d' Elegance.
If Joe comes to the Lake at any time, for ANY reason, I have some killer boats lined up for him to ride, including Tony Brown's baby "Blind Faith" that he sold a while back.
There are no Blues quite like the "Tahoe Blues" both Sky and Water.