Yeah Vikki its a straight shot down the road for you. sometimes its not that bad weather wise but they do not call it Hot August Blues for nuthin!
Warning : the following is sort of personal so just tune out for those not interested.
I can't stop thinking about this and for a number of reasons. some of you may remember me talking about a fantasy i had (have) that started a number of years ago called Joe-stock 2010. I picked 2010 because it was far enough out to make the fantasy appear acheivable. it was to be a weekend long even at a special little place i know very close to the site of the HAB fest. I would win the lottery, hire Joe and some other bands, the bonabuddies would come, we would party all weekend and Joe would play his entire catalog over the course of the three day event. Now there are so many many things that i realized as time moved on that would prevent the fantasy from becoming reality, and truly in fact I thought of a few things that would actually make it less than ideal but thats insignificant now. I have delt with that but finding out about the HAB , well its about as close as one can get to this fantasy I had (have).
Of course it makes me nuts Joe isn't headlining because I would hope his set to be as long as possible, and when I say Joe you know i mean Joe and his band of brothers, the Joe Bonamassa Band (although they weren't involved in the original fantasy ).
anyway I am so excitied but I realized last night part of why I desire for Joe to play his music there in these hills, through the Valley..... i realized what is going to happen this August. I play my recordings of Joe alot around these parts, as loud as possible and as outdoors as possible but when he is going to come here and play, I know, because I am scientist and all, that the music will truly live on forever and be a part of this land for all time. It is sort of hard to explain in words, I really need alot of arm waving and complicated mathmatical formulas to demonstrate but the music will be bouncing off the fans, the trees, the hills, it will be abosrbed in the people, in the hills, in the wings of resident birds. It will reflect from one point to another, up and down and all around. it will come back out through the smiles of the witnesses. Yeah some of it will get abosrbed deep into the Earth and some will go off on odd tangents into the surroundings skies but the majority and most importantly the deep deep heavy black sheep fringy parts I know, I aboslutely believe and know will remain in this air space for the rest of the history of the Earth in some way. I will know that when I am walking one day and I think I felt a wave of groove or blues or the beat of the wings of the crow flying by seem to be very familiar that it will be because the music had played there one special day. my homeplace will get bonabaptised in a way i just can't do with recordings. it will be great! thinking about it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside !