Monthly Archives: May 2010

Banner Creek

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Music in Banner Creek

Music in Banner Creek

Twelve miles up the Kogorak road there is a small collection of homes and interesting people called Banner Creek. Last night was the Banner Creek Music Festival. Less of a festival in the traditional sense and more of a gathering of friends, family, food, and guitars.  A flatbed trailer  served as our stage, socks were placed over microphones to protect them from the wind, we sat on the tundra with the chickens and enjoyed the sun shine.  When the sun began to set around 2:00 am and people started to leave, the party moved through the winding path of willows, past the outhouse, and to a friend’s cabin. Friends played djembes by the campfire and tried to dance while swatting mosquitoes.

I can see now why people are willing to live through the cold long winters to stay here for the summer. I can not possibly think of a better way to spend a weekend.

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caffeine…

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Long ago are the days when I required coffee and tea to keep me awake for late night cram sessions. Before today it has been so long since I had any form of caffeinated beverage that I forgot how potent they could be. I have now come to the conclusion that I can no longer handle caffeine in any variety. I had one cup of coffee (which was about 50% chocolate soy milk) about three hours ago and I am still feeling the effects. My hands are shaking, my mind is in a fog, and I just feel all together restless.

I guess its back to basics for me; raspberry leaves and lemon peels…