Winter's Last Huzzah!!!
Well folks, it seems that Winter had to have his way and bluster through the sixth weekend of the Arizona Renaissance Festival. After closing early last Saturday and having fun but "smallish" crowds on Sunday we were all looking forward to a really delightful weekend. Friday was St. Patrick's Day, which always sets people in a party mood, and the theme for the weekend was "Highland" (read that Scottish/Irish) and so we expected a lot of fun.
Well, on Saturday we were not disappointed. Record crowds for the year flowed through the gates and the weather was near perfect - just a touch cool. Shows were great! I (Miguel) got to sing with Bathos the Muse (Eddie Jeff Cahill) during his show on the Palace Stage - I always enjoy singing, and especially with Eddie Jeff - and especially those sad Irish ballads....hmm, maybe I should record a CD?
But Sunday, well..... Winter showed his strength and while not causing the show to close, really dampened some spirits and kept the numbers down. Well, the shows we did were really fun. Even though I sound like I am complaining (probably because I am) I must say that there is a special quality - joyful and playful - when performing on "rainy" days. The crowds are more intimate and the folks who come really want to have fun. Even with the bad weather I really like it! So thanks to all of you who came out and played with us - it WAS fun!!!
We are moving forward with various projects. As BLIND DOG ENTERTAINMENT we are planning on producing/filming a series of music/comedy videos for our friends Hey! Nunnie Nunnie!, and we are working with Frank Della Penna of Cast in Bronze - we are planning on creating a "Cirque-like" show utilizing the Bells and talents of various Rennies. We are thinking that we might be able to perform this for the public on a Friday night, or even a Saturday night, If this project happens at all it will not be presented until near the end of Scarborough. Also the soundtrack CD for THE LOST PRINCESS is in its final stages of production - we should have a release date during Scarborough - what I've heard is great, by the way, with full recordings of some of the tunes. I believe you will all like it. And we are still working on Martha Gay's CD which should be released by the beginning of Sterling!
Hey folks! We have only two weekends left here in Arizona, so come on out and say hi to us all!
For a good chuckle go to www.fairefolks.com and click onto the vegetable music/Danny Boy music video. Dr.Lunch on slide potato, Miguel on vocals and Bathos on guitar.....