Crushed over the loss of the brilliant David Bowie. Here is our humble tribute, recorded in 2007. We never released it... for whatever reason... but now feels like the right time. Thank you for all your music guidance, David.
July feels far off. And lets face it, it IS far off. Up here in Minnesota we have a couple of months of skating outside on frozen lakes before we can even contemplate the joys of July, the hot sun beating down upon us as we float upon those same lakes. But in New Standards Land we look out to the horizon, dreaming about July because that's when we will be appearing with the Minnesota Orchestra on stage at Orchestra Hall!
Preener's. The very word brings to mind sweet memories of celebration. Delight. Inebriation. But in the safe context of "at least it's not New Year's Eve."
For 5(?) years we have been preaching the gospel of warm fellowship at The Dakota in advance of the lunacy that will ensue a mere day or two later.
We have a new record, Decade. We will be playing songs from it.
We have handsome new threads. We will be strutting around in them like the peacocks we imagine ourselves to be.
But mostly we will be maintaining the tradition we invented: Preener's Eve at The Dakota. Now with a bonus second night added. Preener's Eve Eve, if you will.
After this, we set our sights for 2016 to our BIG SHOW the Minnesota Orchestra next July.