|Mid-May Greetings from Sun Meadow,|
You're Invited:In This Issue:
1st Meeting this
Saturday at 11 AM
To help us plan the best
Skin to the Wind event
Hot Tub down
Tiling is almost finished
very soon now.
Indoor pool is still
Early Bird Concert
[A little concert to reward the swallows
who return early to
Capistrano (read: Sun Meadow)
(with Bryan Daste on pedal steel &
8 PM Thursday, May 30
See details below too.
1. Recent Movies & Indy Pole & Bump Days
Special Earlybird Concert
3. Owners’ Anniversary Party & Indy
4. Western CanAm Nudefest
5. More Skin to the Wind
6. Dippin’ Date
7. The Piano Man
8. Shirts (still coming) Off
9. Just Passing It on
--Friday, May 17,
6:30 PM Soup, Salad & Homemade Bread ($7
Homemade Zuppa Toscana wedding soup (to
set the mood for the movie below!),
homemade bread, salad &
8 PM Friday Night Movie &
--Saturday, May 18,
Pole Day at
Morning coffee is on at 7 AM
8-9:30 AM our hot breakfast ($6.50 tax included)
Morning glory muffins, eggs to order,
bacon, toast, juice & coffee.
Continental breakfast ($4.50 tax included)
FREE with a room
11 AM Skin to the
Wind Planning Session #1
Come and help us plan
5 consecutive days of concert & dance ever!
Lunch ($7.50 tax Included)
Sonoma chicken salad,
1:00-3:00 PM Indy 500 Run for the Pole
on the Big Screen
3:00 PM Tunes by the Pool
4:30 PM Potluck Patio Party
some finger food to share
and whatever you like to drink.
6:30 PM Dinner $11 (tax included):
Chicken Marsala over noodles, roasted
8 PM Saturday Night
-- Sunday, May 19, 2013
-–2) Early Bird Concert
Morning coffee is on at 7 AM
8:30-9:30 AM our
hot breakfast ($6.50 tax included)
Pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage, juice
9:30 AM Beginner
10 AM Aquacise in the warm indoor pool.
12:30 PM Lunch ($7.50 tax
Cheeseburgers, sweet potato fries,
1:00-3:00 PM Indy 500 Bump Day
on the Big Screen
There will only be 11 spots left to
start the day.
When it’s full the slowest car gets bumped
until the gun goes off at 6 PM (Eastern
6:30 PM Our $6/Free Famous
Bring something and it’s free
Or bring $6
and it’s guilt free
8 PM Thursday, May 30In Spin Magazine’s
recent feature on the growing Alaskan music scene, the writer poses the
question, “Has the Internet really made geography a moot point?” Alaskan-born
singer/songwriter Emma Hill answers that question with a resounding no.
In fact, the world traveler Hill (whose recent jaunts have included a 6-week
tour in Europe and several months in Costa Rica) decided to advance her music
career by moving back to Alaska from her adopted home in
(with Bryan Daste on pedal steel &
I know, I know it’s a Thursday,
but that is the day
they are passing through and we just
didn't want to pass it
Special Steak Dinner & concert…only
In an age where kids are generally expected to pick up roots
and move to New York City, Nashville or some other recognized music Mecca to
“make it,” Emma Hill stands out. She’s made quite a name for herself in Alaska,
touring incessantly, hitting up not only places folks from the lower 48 can pick
out on a map (Juneau, Anchorage), but villages like Sleetmute, McGrath, and
Kodiak – rural places where people don’t often get to see touring
Emma Hill, along with musical partner Bryan Daste (in a recent
cover story, The Anchorage Press called him “the David Rawlings to Emma Hill’s
Gillian Welch”), will be bringing their brand of loping, intimate Americana with
an indie edge to venues across Alaska and the rest of the US in support of
their new album, The Black and Wretched Blue. 50 concerts in 55
Hill and Daste will spend the better part of the spring and summer
of 2013 on tour in Alaska and the continental US, hitting up performance spaces
of all kinds, including their signature experience – the house concert. The duo
thrives on the intimate setting and easy camaraderie of them and has graced
living rooms and back porches of Europe and the US.
3) Right Around the Corner Now
Our 5th Anniversary in
business4) WESTERN CanAm
5 years as the owners of
The party is Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday: Tunes by the
5th Anniversary Dinner
Evening dj dance
morning viewing of the Indy ‘500’
afternoon more pool time.
Dinner = Traditional Barbecue Chicken
Memorial Breakfast for Travel Day
5) Skin to the
Wind’s Saturday Concert
AANR-NW has invited our
Friends in Western Canada
To join us at Sun Meadow for part 1
of this new
Will be entertaining for
Their classical guitar & cello “sometimes plugged”
make you think it’s a rock band at times.
Montana Skies will be here
Saturday, June 29,
For the first half of the Western CanAm
(Part 2 will happen in August in Canada.)
Expect a great fun
Outdoor massage options.
Tunes by the pool.
Saturday, July 13"Otter Creek combines folk music with old time, sprinkles it with a
seasoning of Celtic and western roots, and produces a wonderful sound that is
both unique and refreshing. Peter sings right from the heart while, at the same
time, brings a magical musical talent to whatever instrument he picks up. Not
only does Mary have a captivating voice, she coaxes tones from her fiddle that
can only be matched by a first chair violinist in a national acclaimed symphony.
Together they make a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect.
These are two of the nicest people I have ever met and two of the finest
musicians America has to offer."
Otter Creek Duo
Will hold forth rotating through
instruments (53 strings total)
at 8 PM
-Gene Bach,Siskiyou Bluegrass Show,KSYC
103.9FM, Yreka, CaliforniaIn 2009 Peter and Mary Danzig
decided it was time to make music. Rehearsing nightly (after the kids went to
bed) they had soon made their first demo CD and Otter Creek was formed. Taking
their name from a translation of the Swedish Otterstrom (Mary's maiden name)
they built a repertoire of American roots music and original songs with a
special emphasis on the history of the inter-mountain west. Their award winning
proficiency as instrumentalists, songwriters and performers allows them to
create a diversity of sounds and moods rarely found in a duo. Their
performances include everything from soulful A'Cappella vocal harmonies to
virtuosic instrumentals. Their first album, Hunter's Moon, has received
international air play and was #27 on the Folk Music
Charts (February 2012).
In 2011 Peter won the Susanne Millsaps
Performing Songwriter Showcase, placed 2nd at the National Mandolin
Championships and won the Utah State Mandolin Championship. In 2010 Peter won
the “Better World Category” for the New Songs Showcase at the Walnut Valley
Festival in Winfield, KS. He placed 2nd in the Utah State Fiddle Championship
in 2010. Peter has a Bachelor of Music degree in music composition. He worked
for the Utah Opera Company for three years as a composer for the “Music! Words!
Opera!” Program. Peter is a talented multi-instrumentalist playing mandolin,
guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, fiddle and viola proficiently .
is the 2011 Utah State Fiddle Champion. The Deseret News has described Mary’s
playing as having “electrifying energy… style and panache.” She has a Master of
Music degree in violin performance. Her ability to play many genres of music
proficiently has given Mary the opportunity to play with variety of talented
musicians. Mary played with The Utah Chamber Artists for 6 years. She has
played with bluegrass and country bands as well as frequently backing up singer
Recent and upcoming performances include; Tom May's "River
City Folk", The Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield, KS), 2011 Official Showcase
at Folk Alliance FAR-West (Eugene, OR), SLCC TV "Brewin' Bistro", The Moab
Folk Festival, The Tucson Folk Festival, IAMA/Gallivan Folk and Bluegrass
Festival, and the Yakima Folklife Festival (Yakima, WA).
In addition to 3 evening concerts, a dj dance, 6) Dipping for the Record
and an afternoon concert pool party
You will also find us to be a site
AANR/TNS Skinny Dip Challenge.
Another one of the workshops
we'll be featuring this year is called
(Taught by Aida
Palooza is the Place!
is all about using what you HAVE
that costs you NOTHING....
paper rolls, rocks, felt, empty wine bottles,
glass jars, clothes pin, old
wood, broken tile, and beads
....and making creative home decor,
unique gifts, garden accents.
These classes offer a chance for
to see recyclable items in a whole new light.
So bring your aluminum cans, old lampshades, scraps of
broken china cups, extra concrete mix, pallets, tree limbs....bring
No previous experience needed.
No worries if you're not
Let's make something fun
using materials you are interested in:
wood, metal, paint, fabric, glass, cardboard or paper!
"I always find beauty in the things that
are odd and imperfect.
It's much more
interesting that way." Aida
went to one class because a friend invited me one Saturday morning. It was
the introduction class, and I was completely blown away. Toilet paper rolls,
empty aluminum cans, old bricks, shoes, garden gloves....Aida can make anything,
ANYTHING beautiful. She laughs, she makes you laugh....she really loves what
she is doing. Aida wants you to make something and feel good about yourself
because you get to hold it up and say, "I made this!" I love that about the
class. Can't wait to start my next project.
AANR & TNS Cool down this summer while setting a hot new record at
the World Record Skinny-Dip across North America. You’re invited to help beat
the 2010 record set at the Guinness World Records Skinny-Dip for the largest
number of people simultaneously in the water without swimsuits.
are teaming up to break the record.
The American Association for
Nude Recreation7) The Piano
The Naturist Society
are co-sponsoring this
“wearing zip, let’s skinny-dip”
As a part of National Nude Recreation Week™
(July 7-14, 2013),
here at the home of year-round skinny-dipping,
Meadow will be doing its part too.
It starts promptly at
Saturday, July 13, 2013,
right in the middle of our
6th annual Skin to
the Wind Festival of Fun.
Admission is FREE from Noon to 2 PM
those just wanting to attend the Dip.
The long awaited piano technician 8) Wish List this Spring:
Sun Meadow last week
And wasted no time getting down to work
replacing all the bass strings
And then tuning them for the 1st time
Next he resurfaced the hammers
lubed and reinstalled the keys
and regulated the action of the keys
Ready for 104 more years?
Thanks to everyone
who donated so generously
to help this
9) Just Passing It On:
Has teamed up with
To Give ‘em the Shirt off Our Back
It’s a campaign
continues until the 21st of June
[end of Spring].
To recycle your
to help St. Vinnys feed some hungry folks next winter.
Pretty cool collaboration don’t you think?
If you’re coming to Sun
Bring those unwanted clothes along
and we'll take them to St.
Vinnys for you.
"Fear makes strangers of people
who would be
Sun Meadow Resort the Happening Place
Where the performing arts are appreciated
The home of year-round skinny-dipping!
We'll visit you
again next Wednesday
(292 consecutive weeks of Musings!)