So I get a new mandolin on eBay, right? I'm messin' around with it all
week in my living room and I can't wait for it to make its debut. We get
set up in the 33rd Street Lounge at Mt. View Inn, I plug it in, and discover
that the onboard electronics have a short and the thing won't make a sound.
Not only that, but the battery got so hot so fast that it could have set the
mandolin ablaze. So we couldn't play a few requests by the gentlemen
pictured top right. Fortunately, our reservoir is deep. Actually,
when I got home and listened to the songs we recorded at the gig, I was pleased
to hear some things that we haven't played in quite a while, particularly some
CSN and Stephen Stills (click on
tunes). We still played our typical Phisbin
staples, including "Folsom Prison Blues," featuring Geneva soccer star Nicole
Beadling (middle right) on the whistle. It's always a good night when you
see familiar faces, such as the Tinsleys (bottom right) and their friends, as
well as Denny and Chris Doran party of six.