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An LJ buddy, now a Dreamwidth buddy came to visit. Jon is sight-impaired, so he had his friend Temre drive him down yesterday, she is also a really fun person. I dragged them to my main haunts, The Pint Pot and Old Nick's. I drove them to the top of Skinner Butte for a nice view, obviously Jon is sight-impaired, but the train whistle made it kind of audible where we were.

I've been playing nautical music, and "bawdy sea chanteys" (in the style of Canadian Folk Music Legend Oscar Brand, and yes OK The Sex Pistols!) and combining that music. Partly, these ideas were inspired by my love of Flogging Molly, as well. I first attended 'Seadog Nights' way back in 2009, and mostly had a rough time, trying to wrangle the group, Man Overboard. Somehow I got stuck basically baby-sitting a violent drunk for a while. ew.
They were a challenging group, with oversize egos, and a thirst for alcohol.
I felt ripped off because I had invested time in practicing with these guys and learning THEIR songs and we didn't really get much chance to play
but another LJ pal ("bychoice") cooked some amazing meals on that trip
the area gets hot as balls, there is a river nearby, but its very slow-moving and manky.
Usually, the vendor area is a little cooler, and that's where we'll mostly be, pimping the wieners, but its supposed to be 92 tomorrow and 99 saturday.



I go there to make music, drinking is OK, but its easy to over-do it when everyone wants to share grog with the chantey-man,

do the LARP-ers bother me? Heck no, its meant to be an immersive experience, and I'm, in effect, breaking character, and being 'not period'. Like, I actually DO get heckled, by people who ARE staying in character,, and its difficult for me to kind of, bite my tongue, and nod stupidly, I guess, if something like this is going to RUIN your immersive experience, then maybe ... stop taking your fun so seriously? any who,

Sea dog Nights and Gypsy Carnival was the first event, and they expanded to include an adults only event in September, called Tortuga. Last year a third was added, Port Royal. and it must be driven by the merchants, because its basically an unregulated market, and there are lots of (white) people who go absolutely nucking futs for this shit. As a musician, we just camp with Scot and Maggie and their 'Willie's Wieners' hot dog cart.
so we can get free hot dogs, but we haven't had much luck passing the hat, and again with the alcohol consumption, people go literally overboard...

I'm thinking of going to Port Royal with the Willie's Wieners camp. I may even take a cooler with fruits and cheeses. and I've reached out to Alika from the original Man Overboard, though he's a bit of a recluse lately...

So Le Petit Mort will play at Sea Dog this year. But I think Scot hates the LARPers, at least the kids (they call them 'smalls' and they rove in packs, with foam swords, they try to shake you down, and they are "allowed" to "steal" only flags, as that's an inclusive event that you don't need a fancy expensive costume to participate in.



and maybe again at Tortuga.

Davy Jones Locker Combo will play at Tenmile Mountain Jam in Yachats in August. The campout has been extended by one day, in order to allow a (hopefully) great view of the solar eclipse! So Le Petit Mort will also probably play there, these bands share the same three members....

Tenmile Mountain Jam is famous for great barbecue, lots of fireworks, Rollo does his peculiar brand of mind-melting mashups and bizarre cover tunes, The Harvel Hangover on Sunday morning. He has actually been doing that for 14 years, through the campout's three different locations,


I'm headed down to the Bay Area for Burger Boogaloo


I'm taking my son James, and his buddy Dylan. We'll stay with my brother in Berkeley July 1 and 2, then drive to L.A. July 3rd, which is my sister's birthday.

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