Wednesday, August 27, 2008

On the air

Hey y'all
I've been absent a while. Craziness up here. Very busy. But I'll be back.

Tonight I'm back to the radio show. Check me at from 5 to 7 mountain time. Good stuff. Frightened Rabbit, The Field, Ra Ra Riot, The Walkmen, and lots more.

More soon...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New on the Range

We've been gone, but now we're back. A few weeks of vacation have left the Range Life recovered, rejuvenated, and loaded up with new music to share.

New stuff from The Hold Steady, Nomo, The Orb, The Ruby Suns, Atlas Sound, Ratatat, and Love Is All, along with new old stuff from Matthew Dear, Townes Van Zandt, The Books, and Neutral Milk Hotel.

Tonight, Wednesday night, from 5 to 7 mountain time, and again on Friday, 1 to 3.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


After months in the planning, a couple false starts, and a few near-endings, Cathy's surprise party for her 40th birthday came off big. It wasn't a surprise, thanks to an ill-timed and unknowing comment from Gourds' drummer Keith Langford ("No one tells the drummer anything," he claimed), but it was a hell of a party nonetheless.

Jimmy Smith, aka Slosinger-Redbury, started things off with a set of old and new songs.

Kevin Russell, aka Shinyribs, played long, breaking out old Junker songs, new Shinyribs songs, and a couple Gourds faves.

He silenced the crowd with an intensely personal/political song I'd never heard before but hope to hear again. It was quite a moment, both performer and audience getting visibly choked up.

In preparation for her impending Burning Man, Judi spun fire!

Friends came to town from Amsterdam, Austin, and Golden, CO.

We floated a keg of Bridgeport IPA, drained many a can of PBR, sucked dry a vat of sangria, and whooped it up til the wee hours. Saw many old friends, met a few new ones, and enjoyed a gorgeous summer night. It was a great night. Definitely a leading candidate for party of the year.

Look at all the bikes! I love it.