Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Ralph Jackson & The Sara Leah

"Say-rah?" rumbled from the kitchen. I peered around the corner, hand resting on one of the million couches in the living room. When he recognized my face, his lit up. "How you doin', girl."

I rambled across the room and into his arms. Hello Ralph. "Hello, You," I sang. My heart sang too. Tonight would be great. Tonight would be beyond anything we'd seen so far.

John stumbled past, shirt in hand. "Does this go together?" Chuck struggled with the futon. Derek seperated posters and gathered 45s. I grabbed a soda out of the fridge and sat back on the couch closest to the kitchen. Chuck came to sit beside me and I took his shoulder in my palm, the stress flowed, muscle to hand and out into the day. The sun streamed in through the multitude of windows and we all sat back for one full and quiet moment before the storm.

I was always one for a rainy day. The slight showers of the morning left the streets damp and the buildings perspiring. John's brow was the same. He hoped that there would be no more rain. With the barbecue set up outside the Hideout, the chairs and tables and benches, some under tent, most open air. We pulled up to the venue and spilled out of the car.

Sean Michael McCarthy & Emily Oddo
Sean Michael McCarthy & Emily Oddo
Honky Tonk Barbecue
Honky Tonk Barbecue
brooks & barbecue
Brooks Porter
Em & Little Ciba
Emily Oddo & Charles Ciba

British DJ Andy Dyson and Atlanta Soul DJ Brian Poust
DJ Andy Dyson & DJ Brian "Agent 45" Poust

Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves
Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves
The Incomparable Hermon Hitson
Hermon Hitson
Ralph & MLE
Ralph "Soul" Jackson & MLE

Ralph "Soul" Jackson & Adam Fitz
Adam Fitz & Ralph "Soul" Jackson
The Legendary Roscoe Robinson
The Legendary Roscoe Robinson
Roscoe Robinson

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