One final thought on the Telluride Bluegrass bash: The bluegrass legends-the Sam Bushes, Tim OBriens, and Edgar Meyersof the world-are still the kings in the court at Telluride. But it was exciting tosee an innovative young group of musicians pushing each other, and thegenre, to new and often weird places. This is not news to people Replica Omega watches whofollow bluegrass, but the music is becoming more and more accessible tothe casual listener, thanks to groups like Uncle Earl, the Duhks, andthe Punch Brothers. Well, maybe the Punch Brothers arent thataccessible—Im not sure I can tap my foot as quickly as they play. But there is a new group of technically proficient andtasteful players that elevates the music above and beyond some of thejamband influences that became so popular five years ago.
This scene is somewhat insular—the players all know each other, hang out together, and compete with one another. This is a good thing. If youhavent seen the Duhks, a band from Winnipeg, go do so. Im not surewhat to call their music—its got a little bit of rock, some Celtic and Cape Breton-style fiddling, some old time banjo,and a lot of soul. (Literally. They play soul music with an old-timebanjo). Theyre about the only bluegrass-ish Replica Tag Heuer watches band in the world that canpull off Led Zeppelin. And, in case youre interested, heres avideo of me playing on a side stage with Sharon Gilchrist, BrynnDavies, Robin Davis, and Andy Thorn. Theyre all amazing musicians. Infact, they could probably pull off Zeppelin, if I werent there.--Abe Streep
As a tour guide on boats on the Charles River this fall(right, like being a journalist pays all the bills), I’ve watched rowers arrivefrom around the world, including the much heralded Great Eight, world andOlympic champions from around the world rowing together with nifty little flagdecals on their boat. Some of the eightperson boats can reach speeds of 12 mphduring this race, so they leave our 8 mph tour boat in the dust. In the sprintraces, which happen during the spring season, boats can reach up to 20 mph.The Great Eight, whose official replica Chopard watch team name is the TidewayScullers, lived up to the hoopla by finishing a full 12 seconds ahead of UCBerkley, a huge margin for any crew race and ridiculous considering the nearwhiteout and generally miserable weather conditions on Sunday. On the womens’side, the Amsterdam Student Rowing Nereus won the championship eights by an astounding 20 second margin.