Topic: Around Here

On the road with Forrest…

Written on June 18, 2009 at 4:36 am, by

Yep, you count­ed right…Rachel & Bri­an Goodremon­t’s boy For­rest is nine weeks old already, and cheer­ful & smart, like his folks. They were all on their way to watch dad in the Triathalon in Coeur d’A­lene this week­end when I saw them in the fer­ry line last night.

Painting under the influence of…music

Written on June 18, 2009 at 4:26 am, by

Over at Gallery San Juan (right across from the Mar­ket Chef), Bar­bara reports they had a great time Sat­ur­day night — peo­ple could paint while the Playrite Boys played, and see what they came up with. The show is called Rhythm & Art…she tells me every­one paint­ed, and David King of Fri­day Har­bor won $100  Con­tin­ue Reading

Eric & his friend, plus thoughts about Skype…

Written on June 17, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

You may have run into Eric Cheng on the island — he has a well-writ­ten blog in which he cov­ers a lot of things, includ­ing his search for a replace­ment for Skype & his rela­tion­ship with the island’s favorite camel, Mona. Check it out — he’s fun. ‑oo-

Abby & Cody tie the knot…

Written on June 17, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

You remem­ber Abby Spann, our Island Rec recre­ation spe­cial­ist who moved to Spokane last month? Well, she & her fel­low Cody got mar­ried about three weeks ago in Spokane, and offi­ci­at­ing at the wed­ding was San Juan Coun­ty Sher­iff Bill Cum­ming. You see, when Abby came here a few years ago as an intern, she roomed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Bill Frisell plays here this weekend…

Written on June 16, 2009 at 11:35 pm, by

Jan from the Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre says this is gonna be a good one: Is he the elec­tric gui­tar mas­ter whose Unspeak­able won a Gram­my for Best Con­tem­po­rary Jazz Album or is he the Seat­tle gui­tarist whose most recent com­pi­la­tion is The Best of Bill Frisell vol.1 / folk songs, com­plete with a CD jack­et that fea­tures  Con­tin­ue Reading

Former islander & filmmaker James Longley briefly detained in Iran.….

Written on June 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm, by

Most islanders are pret­ty proud of Jame Lon­g­ley’s film work, includ­ing Iraq in Frag­ments and Sar­i’s Moth­er, which were both near-Oscar win­ners in ’06 & ’07. Folks have received reports from him from Iran, with the present crazi­ness going on there…here’s one report from the North­west Film Forum, and here’s anoth­er from the New York Times.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Relay for Life profile: The Cole Family

Written on June 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm, by

Every so often, I’ve been post­ing lit­tle sto­ries from folks who are involved in Relay for Life about why they think it’s impor­tant. Here’s a note from Jim Cole & his fam­i­ly: Our fam­i­ly moved to the island in Feb­ru­ary of 2005 and jumped right into par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Relay. We had nev­er par­tic­i­pat­ed before  Con­tin­ue Reading

The number of Ians on the head of a pin? 2

Written on June 16, 2009 at 10:59 am, by

Hey, I’m ready to sing for you…this Fri­day from 7–10pm, I’ll be joined by singer/songwriter  Ian Coop­er (Six Inch Voic­es) and my ace drum­meis­ter son Shay at the Naked Bean on First Street (right behind Pelind­a­ba) in a con­cert to show off dif­fer­ent acoustic styles & approach­es to lyri­cism. You’ve prob­a­by seen Ian play around  Con­tin­ue Reading