Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Back To Skowhegan
Well, your favorite Homeschooled Pop Duo, Unorganized Hancock, is back treading the boards in Skowhegan, Maine this weekend. They've already played three jobs in Skowhegan. The town seems to like them. We like the town.
Skowhegan is very much like where we live now, but then again, it isn't. They're both the wreckage of mill towns trying to get up off the mat, but Skowhegan is doing a better job of it. They have a lively arts, commerce, restaurant, and public fetes scene that makes the town seem like it's moving in the right direction. The citizens of Skowhegan have been very kind to my children. It's the easiest way to get me to like you.
The boys played last summer at the Skowhegan Riverfest, and the next day they played a jazz brunch at the very cool Pickup Cafe, and later in the season they performed for the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, which was a stone, cold rave.
This Saturday, March 15th, The boys are headlining the Talent Show at the Skowhegan Opera House. Show starts at 7:00. The boys are playing two sets, almost an hour total. The Opera House is pretty big; it seats 850 people. I don't think it will be full. Just a hunch, since there's only about 849 people in Maine. Here's a picture of the venue in the locul papah ah few ye-ahs back :
A pretty and intelligent friend of ours who lives on the wrong coast pointed out that the boys needed a sign. I know when I hear the truth spake. So my whole family went down to the workshop on Sunday, and we made a six-foot-tall Unorganized Trojan Billboard out of plywood and pine and housepaint. There's an easel setup on the back, so it's freestanding. We had lots of laughs doing it, and spent most of our time naming our new spokesman. Stretch McGillicuddy was my fave. Slim Chance was another. A-Flat Minor was another. You can take a stab at it in the comments if you like. The kids and I all took a run at the paint job, so to speak. Like all our work, we pride ourselves on the fact that we can do it faster than anyone that can do it better, and we can do it better than anyone that can do it faster.
So, here you go: