The Band’s been racking our collective brains for what we might do for this year’s Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center concert. One year we had a South End Art Show, what you probably think of as oxymoronic. One year we had a quilt show. Real cold sleeping that year, I remember, all those missing quilts. Another year we had a Back Road Tour of the South End slide show, sort of Rick Steves on a dollar-a-day budget. Last one we had free beer and wind. It’s hard — it’s REAL hard — to top that one. Unless we brought in a keg of our heavy nettle beer and a few gallons of Erich’s moonshine merlot. But hellfire, these are like family jewels. We love you guyz but even love has a LIMIT….
Oh, we considered some wild options this year. The South End MOVIE. But none of us own a movie camera. And we thought about bringing in a Farmer’s Market. But it is winter. I mean we really wracked our brains and we pooled our IQ’s and well, damn! I guess we just don’t have much new to bring to the table. Probably just Creative Fatigue or Imaginative Dysfunction or maybe just tired blood. We feel bad, we really do. I suppose we could just pound out a few of our Greatest Hits, sign some autographs then head for the motel with some of you more ardent fans, but …. I don’t know, that just seems so … inadequate for the occasion.
So we went back to the drawing board and we decided we would do the unvarnished, unadulterated, untold history of Stanwoodopolis. After all, it IS the Historical Society putting this shindig on. We figured it was high time the Losers wrote the history. Maybe get to the truth and grit of the matter for once. We’re digging through the closets and oh yeah, we’re dragging out the skeletons. This is the history your granny wouldn’t tell ya on her dying day. But we’re more than happy to. Hopefully long before our dying day.The
the unvarnished unadulterated untold HISTORY OF STANWOODOPOLIS benefit concert for the Floyd Norgaard Cultural CenterPosted in Uncategorized on January 3, 2013 by sesb2009
History, or so the adage goes, is written by the Winners. Well, it’s high time the Losers weighed in. The South End String Band is bringing its revisionist history to their benefit for the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center Saturday night, Feb. 9th for an evening of ‘tall but true’ tales, old time fiddle music and plenty of skeletons hidden until now in musty closets. THE UNVARNISHED UNADULTERATED UNTOLD HISTORY OF STANWOODOPOLIS will open at 6:30 for a social gathering around the crackerbarrel and beer taps, followed at 7 by storytelling and South End roots music. Suggested donation is $10. 27130 102ND Ave., Stanwood, WA 98292. www. southendstringband.com
It’s harvest time on the old South End! Big doings, oh yeah. The whole Harvest Jubilee weekend is going to build to a Grand Finale and you KNOW where we’ll be having it —- that’s correcto, amigo — at the South Camano Grange. After you’ve toured the farms and listened to the speeches, after you’ve petted goats and ogled alpacas, after you’ve tasted smokey point butter squash and tried to spell arugula, after you’ve driven all those miles on not-so-sustainable gasoline, after all the nettles are harvested and the free range crabs are rounded up, there’s only one last stop, one final jubilation, one Monster Party you should NOT miss.
The South End String Band is cranking up the volume, serving adult beverages and offering up a foot stomping, toe-tapping, barn burning, old fashioned SOUTH END HOEDOWN. We’re going to help the Grange with your $5 suggested donation and we’re going to show you what Sustainable Partying is all about.
We’re going back – way back – to when the Grange rocked, when the entire community hauled on down and shook the moss off the roof. We’ll have snacks for sale and we’ll offer up some moonshine wit and wet powder wisdom for anyone wondering why the South End is the Shangri-La-La of the Western World. You show up, we’ll make you a certified (or certifiable) citizen of the South End. No ID necessary. And no credit check required. It isn’t called Harvest Jubilee for nothing. SOUTH GRANGE HOEDOWN 6PM – to when the cows come home Satuday Sept. 22nd South Camano Grange 2227 S Camano Dr. (just south of Elger Bay Store) “Where the Past isn’t Prologue, It’s just Prolonged….” www.southendstringband.com