BBC, Bill Pullman, Black Mountain Chocolate, Camel City Dispatch, Chad Nance, Empty Bowls, Laura Slawter, Led Zeppelin, Lynn Felder, Michael Hewlett, Michael Slawter, RiverRun International Film Festival, Robert Townsend, Second Harvest Food Bank, The BCPF, The Police, Topo, Twin City Hive, Underdog Records, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem Symphony
RiverRun is in full swing. We went to the “opening” gala on Friday. We had a short conversation with Bill Pullman, watched Robert Townsend dance it like crazy with a lovely woman, watched the Winston-Salem Journal’s Michael Hewlett and Lynn Felder dance up a storm, too. We saw Camel City Dispatch’s Chad Nance with full-hair down with a corduroy blazer. Drank some Topo and wine. Good times. Before that, we had beer and dinner with Michael and Laura Slawter at The Porch. That’s such a great restaurant and now that they’ve gone full table service, it’s even better.
On Saturaday, The BCPF and I went to Underdog Records for National Record Store Day. She bought the new Belle & Sebastian and I bought the RSD reissue pressing of Springsteen’s Born in the USA on (YES EUG) 180 gram black vinyl, as well as a used copy of Zenyatta Mondatta from The Police. It’s always good to see Jonathan Hodges, the owner of Underdog Records. We then stopped by Twin City Hive to collect something for Second Harvest Food Bank’s “Empty Bowls” event’s silent auction. We then went to Black Mountain Chocolate to do the same. Then it was home to watch some Keeping Up Appearances as we love Britcoms.
Then we went to see the Winston-Salem Symphony do Led Zeppelin with Jeans ‘n Classics. Always fun to watch J. Alexandra Johnson, cellist extraordinaire and 3B’s orchestra teacher, Fabrice Dharamraj do their thing and it was great with a live band as they played some Zeppelin tunes. Good stuff. We then came home and watched more Keeping Up Appearances. I love me some Hyacinth Bucket.
Anyway, great weekend. Talk to you tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Hey lady–you got the love I need
Maybe more than enough.
Oh Darling… walk a while with me
You’ve got so much…” – “Over the Hills and Far Away” by Led Zeppelin (Page, Plant) from Houses of the Holy