"I’m opening the TIME art show at the Stone Cup on Saturday night (Feb 1, 5:30pm), and I thought, ‘What if it’s just all clocks that the different artists bring? The Stone Cup could be covered in a wall of ticking clocks.’ But it’s so many other things I quickly realized when I saw their art— they turned that theme lots of different ways. This is my ‘Time To Take Your Meds’ piece.”
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/116301578570401/
"I’ve got on two necklaces, a bracelet, earrings and my jersey, plus I have an orange fedora and a blue feather boa to wear to the game on Sunday. Yeah, I’m excited!"
"When I would go to CU games and other games, I would be a cheer leader. Not a cheerleader. A cheer leader. Those kids were just sitting on their hands and I was like, you got to give it some rhythm, some soul. Come on! And then I would get them all going. Yep, I was a cheer leader."
[This was, of course, followed by a cheer, for an example.]
"We come down here about once a week for jerky. We ride down from the mountains just outside of town. It’s jerky time."
It’s the dawn of a new year! Happy New Year 2014 to one incredibly special town. I’m so glad to be a part of it.
One FEMA guy said to me last year, “You know, I’ve worked a lot of disasters, but this town is different. The way people are coming together, this is not like most places.”
We are together. That’s what matters most—being together, sharing our lives. Parks and neighborhoods may wash away, but we’re still a tight family. And working hard to bring everyone home.
Could we have special nights for those still displaced so that they can come to town, be with us, and stay the night—until we’re all back to stay for good? Host families with spare bedrooms. Drinks and dining in town! Love and hugs!
Love Lyons! See you in town!
"I got my report card and I got a B. In every subject. I’m happy about that."
"Are you going to celebrate?"
"Yeah, I should."
"How would you like to celebrate?"
"With Chinese food."
Heard at the Christmas Eve candlelight service at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. (Why I love Lyons!)
"There is a collection plate in the back. If you have some cash, you can put it in—it all goes to help the Lyons community. If you need some, take some. Whatever you gotta do."
Got to love a community like Lyons, where everyone takes care of one another. Happy Christmas, my friends, my neighbors, my community, my family!
"What the best thing about being in a working band [Elephant Revival] on the road?"
"Being on the road inspires me to create a body of work. I like to write songs and it’s like, it just makes me do it. That’s what it comes down to. You’ve just got to do it."
"I’m a lemonade-maker. I am. No matter what comes my way. Yep, a lemonade-maker!"
"That fireman calendar, I think they would have sold a lot more if they were naked. I mean it. I went into Ellen’s shop and looked at one and I was like, ‘What the hell, they’re wearing clothes. I want to see naked.’ I wanted them to be naked. What’s up with that?"
"Today’s the first time we are getting to make Spirit Hound Whisky since before the flood. We’ve got malted barley here from Alamosa, and we cooked it—it’s kinda like making oatmeal. Boy, it feels good to be back. This is a good day."
"I’m documenting my father-in-law and mother-in-law’s stories on video. They’re 90 now, and it’s important to preserve their stories while they are still here. He was a lawyer in Denver and was known as "Mean George" in those days, because the judge knew he always had his case together. Yeah, it’s important to save those stories."
"This party kind of reminds me of middle school, where the girls are all out dancing, and the guys are all standing around watching them."
"I love cameras. And photography. I want to be a photographer. I just love capturing images that you can look at later and remember that moment. It saves it, like frozen time. I lost my camera in the flood, and it had pictures in it that I lost too. Now, I want to get a Polaroid so I can get the prints right away."
"I’m in the mood for a steak, but considering I’m living in an RV and only have a George Foreman grill…[laughs]."