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A Beautiful Day At Arts And Minds

A beautiful day by the Psylo... Arts And Minds

A beautiful day by the Psylo... Arts And Minds

Foto by Phil Jacobs

We had so much great music over the weekend… Marshall Ballew came up from the Carolinas to pick for the folks… and he brought his PA which I used at the Gazebo Sunday afternoon. Thanks Marshall.

Our wonderful producer of Live At The Fur Peace Ranch (WOUB) also played a great set. Big Thanks to Rusty Smith… thanks for everything Rusty!

Then it was time for my live (onstage for me) phone interview with Grace Slick from out Malibu Way.

Me... talking to Grace...

Me... talking to Grace...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

There’s only one Grace Slick and we were so lucky to have her on the line yesterday… great chatting with you Grace. You’re the bomb!

That Phil... that Zach

That Phil... that Zach

Selfie by Phil Jacobs

I thought that oung man was taller than I...

I thought that young man was taller than I...

There was all kinds of activity this weekend. Here I am admiring one of O’Linda Jansupka’s fragile works.

Sidewalk art by the Silo

Sidewalk art by the Silo

Foto by Rusty Smith

Then after dinner it was time for music by It’s A Beautiful Day They put on a simply fabulous show…Two… I said Two… Encores. Thanks you guys. We can hardly wait to have you back!

Better than ever you guys... better than ever!

Better than ever you guys... better than ever!

Poster by Kevin Morgan

And last, but not least… we had a winner for my High School graduation/BBQ King Jacket!

The jacket (in mint condition… made in 1959) was won by John Oesterle from Parkersburg, West Virginia. Congratulations John… I hope it lasts for you as long as it did for me!

John Oesterle and me... Jorma

John Oesterle and me... Jorma

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Well… that’s it for now. A new week awaits us.


Eat at Chelsea's!

Eat at Chelsea's!

Foto by Dave Hofsommer

Our friend Chelsea had the killer food wagon at the Ranch. Check her out at at Chelsea’s Real Food. Nice Chelsea… very nice!

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  1. mikie
    July 29th, 2014 at 08:27 | #1

    Even outdoors with a small PA, that Martin sounded awesome. Some wonderful new riffs made the standards sound fresh. Thanks so much for all you add to our community, I can honestly say the FPR has enriched my life.
    I was sorry I couldn’t stay for the Grace interview, but when the three yr old grand girl calls my cell and says I’m missed and needed, well, like The Rev say, “That’s when you gotta move!” all my best, m

  2. July 29th, 2014 at 12:32 | #2

    Just heard about Jack’s 70th birthday bash! The journey continues!

  3. eaglesteve
    July 29th, 2014 at 15:49 | #3

    I’m sorry, but I am a computer Mo-Ron and need some help.
    Can someone please explain where and how I should use the code word SOCIAL to obtain pre-sale tickets (going on sale this Thursday, July 31 at 10 AM) to the December 13th Beacon show? Thanks in advance.

  4. Joe
    July 29th, 2014 at 19:05 | #4


    Was your interview with Grace Slick recorded and, if so, available to hear anywhere?

    Looking forward to my trip out to FPR in a few weeks for Moonalice show.


  5. johno
    July 29th, 2014 at 20:33 | #5

    I can’t believe we are doing a 70th Birthday at the Beacon this year – we’re doing it again – this is Jack’s Birthday and it’s going to be a parteee!!!!!

  6. July 30th, 2014 at 11:17 | #6

    steve: I believe it’s through ticketmaster.

  7. cyndy consentino
    July 30th, 2014 at 11:35 | #7

    time to get ripped off with the ticket master fees-ugh!!

  8. eaglesteve
    July 30th, 2014 at 11:57 | #8

    Thanks Doug

  9. johno
    July 30th, 2014 at 12:14 | #9

    When your buying your tix thru tixmaster there will be a box – special offers or promo code – I forgot what they call it – you type in SOCIAL.

  10. johno
    July 30th, 2014 at 12:39 | #10

    Is your last name eagle or do you just use it as an online name. Because my last literally means ‘eagle’. Just wonderin’.

  11. Joe in dc
    July 30th, 2014 at 17:03 | #11

    Yup party time at beacon. Hope to see you all there like last year at the Amsterdam tav. Tics tomorrow. Wonder how many times I will have to try this year to get a good seat. Lol

  12. July 30th, 2014 at 21:59 | #12

    Of course… we document absolutely everything. It will surface… don’t know when.

  13. cyndy consentino
    August 1st, 2014 at 12:24 | #13

    Dear Jorma,

    FPR is simply the best place! You guys really know how to make everyone happy!

    Best ,


  14. eaglesteve
    August 1st, 2014 at 15:34 | #14

    johno: No, I am an Eagle Scout, that’s why I use it