Both of us have been extremely negligent in updating our blog. Mostly because neither of us have lived in a location with a fast Internet since college... Poor excuse, yes we know.
So, we're here in Aspen. Our South African housemates are fantastic, we are learning so much from them. Eric and Randi would be happy to know we're drinking Lagunitas IPA at the moment. We have no snow... that is, we had snow and now it's been melting for about two and a half weeks... Rocks, roots, stumps and ice all the way down from Cloud9... but the clients keep riding the lift up! Good thing.
Cloud 9 restaurant is fantastic. The food is great and Andreas makes it happening. What else? Not much, we played our first "open mic" last Monday... it was decidedly uneventful. I, personally, live for the adrenaline rush... and didn't get any at all. I guess we were primed from our two years of playing at lodges in Alaska. We're not afraid of a bunch of drunk Argentinians! It went well, the crowd loved it, even though they couldn't hear much of what we were playing... the mic situation was rustic. Not that we like multiple mics.
This weekend we saw the Punch Brothers. If they are not the most accomplished musicians of our generation, I don't know who is. **Sara: The Punch Brothers live in Brooklyn, you gotta go see them!** Evening wrap up: the best margaritas we've had in a good while (KA and Lauren are trouble) + meeting Critter, Chris, Pickle, Paul? and Gabe... Nick and Helen Forster are the best! ... add more margaritas. We slept well.
My tele skiing is improving despite the snow situation. Jake has been in the pipe a few times this winter and is kicking ass.