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Archive for June 24th, 2009

Two Performances Today (Wednesday)

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

fabheftonesbarndoor.jpgBrian and I (The Fabulous Heftones) are excited to perform for two neighborly events today, both in Greater Lansing, Michigan.

At 4:00pm to approximately 5:30, we will sing at Allen Street Farm Market on the near East Side of Lansing. This is on Kalamazoo between Allen Street (across from the old school) and Shepard.

I drive past this building any day I work at Rae’s, it’s in the neighborhood between where I live and where I work. It is important to me, to be part of our community. Never mind, that it is a really fun crowd!

They have good, fresh, locally-grown produce and baked goods here. It is a wonderful spot, and today they have their Strawberry Festival!!! Woohoo! I am looking forward to this occasion.

At 7:00pm to approximately 7:45, we will sing at Meridian Historical Village, at Marsh Road and Central Park Drive, behind the Meridian Mall in Okemos. We open for Scarlet Runner Stringband (Brian is in both bands tonight).

I grew up in pre-mall Okemos, we moved there in 1962. I remember several of these buildings from when they stood in their original locations. It is always a pleasure to return to my “old stomping grounds,” as Brian would say. There are a lot of my mother’s friends who will be there tonight, and that will be fun.

If you are local and can make it work, please consider joining us. (If you go to Meridian, bring a chair and some bug spray, and you will be all set.) We would love to see you!

(Photo is us performing at Meridian Historical Village last year for the 4th of July event.)

A Baby Butterfly, Escalating Heat

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

When I went to Foods for Living (to buy organic ice cream, what an oxymoron) on Monday, another shopper stopped me outside the store. She told me that a butterfly had just emerged from its case, and showed me where.

I am so grateful that this “stranger” took the time to share her discovery. I would have missed it. What a wonderful sight. It was velvety, nearly black, and stood absolutely still as I took its portrait.


Yesterday it was hot, but the sun hid behind thin clouds off and on. I was able to take a walk under the shaded sidewalks in my neighborhood in mid-afternoon, and be relatively comfortable.

Today it is 87F indoors and 92F outdoors (33.3c) and it’s just past noon. I think a walk should wait until after dinner this time.

We had watermelon last night. Today is all about iced tea! I like hot weather, but I do know how to slow down and find the shade when it gets this high.

Have a miraculous day. Maybe you will see a butterfly, too.