The Clubhouse — SLC:

Finally found some time to sleep in after a big week. Nine hours of rest is enough to stabilize things and feel normal again. It was just what I needed this morning.

Last night I made my way down to Provo to Muse Music for Punk-O-Rama 4 to see my friends in Problem Daughter. I always enjoy their sets full of high energy and gritty vocals. I was however disappointed with the venue’s sound guy, or should I say kid, who decided to completely cut the vocals because he deemed the content of the banter between songs, inappropriate. Oh Provo…how you haven’t changed since the last time I visited your beautiful happy valley. It is appalling to me that a performance can be censored in such a way. And it makes me wonder if the 1st Amendment hasn’t quite reached the confines of Utah County yet. The set, however, went on with the gang vocals of the eager crowd of fans and overall that made it worth the drive and five bones spent to get to the gig.

I played a gig the night before with Riva Rebels at Burt’s Tiki Lounge in SLC. It was only our second show as a band, and I couldn’t have been happier with the crowd and set. I felt like we put on a strong performance and rehearsed enough to entertain the people who spent the time and money to come and see us play. If you were there, I hope you enjoyed the gig. I appreciate you being there and sharing the night with us.

There wasn’t much sleep after the show at Burt’s. I had to be up early, 6 am, and get to the Utah Avalanche Snow and Avalanche Pro Workshop that the UAC put on at the South Towne Expo Center. Telemark Skier was one of the sponsors of the event.

It turned out to be a great opportunity to see some old friends and connect with the snow community through a new channel and partnership with the UAC. Our new digital products seemed to be well received by those that came by and signed up for a subscription to TS. So overall the twelve-hour day was well worth the effort.

We will be hosting the 1st Annual Telemark Skier UAC fundraiser on December 1st, 2012 here at the Clubhouse in Salt Lake City (3485 S. West Temple). It should be a great night for those in attendance. We are planning live music, raffle, art silent auction and manufacturers on-site to discuss what they are doing. First year events are always nerve-racking. It is difficult to get them off the ground and you can only hope for the best in terms of attendance. I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to rally the troops for this one, so please mark your calendars for December 1, 2012 7-11pm. I hope to see you there.

Thanks for checking in.

— J



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