I’m told that when I hit the road next week for parts in the Northeast, I’m too late for the fall colors. The Vermont Tourist Bureau reports: “While most of Vermont has moved past peak foliage conditions, some great viewing remains in all regions, especially in the Champlain, Connecticut, and Taconic valleys. Vermont’s widespread northern hardwood forests are still showing some excellent late orange and red hues. There are many swaths of oak woodlands that are still quite green and promising to go russet, along with the still-developing bright yellows of the later-turning aspen species. As the last weeks of another great Vermont fall foliage season wind down, we look forward to the coming winter.” While lumber dealers tell us they don’t necessarily share the department of tourism’s view about looking forward to the coming winter, I’m looking forward to follow-up visits with them – and trust that as long as World Series baseball is still in play, it must still be fall!
Some may recall the Funkpit era many moons ago. Those late night escapes/creative collaborations with lifelong musician friends would eventually move to the Funkloft, our jam space today above an old autobody paint shop on Marine Drive. Most recently, fellow jammer/songwriter/guitar virtuoso Dave Friend asked me to ready my saxophone – and home computer – to add horn tracks on a series of originals in the works called Funkify. Talk about fun! Hope you enjoy the first offering Waterfront Station, which also features Shael Wrinch on B3 organ: