Thursday, March 8, 2007 On the scene |

Thursday, March 8, 2007 On the scene

This weekend was big for me regarding music in Nevada City. Friday night I attended Deep Sea – which featured three bands – at Miners Foundry, and Saturday it was the Sound & Vision Festival at Besemer Concert Hall. Friday, about 250 folks gathered to enjoy Free Peoples, Tracorum and Blue Turtle Seduction, which is a pretty neat band with toe-tapping sounds, clean lyrics, great fiddle and harmonica and cool harmonies – great to dance to. I recommend their CD, “Deep Sea Rodeo.”

My experience Saturday went beyond all expectations. Six Nevada County composers teamed up with graphic visual experts to present an avant-garde show that blew our socks off. Part of the fun was the introduction by each composer about the work we were about to see. And sitting in the handsomely appointed hall (in a home, no less) with many folks I knew added to the marvelous evening. I can’t name names because I’d quickly run out of space, but I recommend paying attention to the Nevada County Composers Cooperative. They like pushing the envelope and shaking us up.

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A book on CD I recommend is “Never Change” by best-selling fiction author Elizabeth Berg. The jacket copy says, “… a wry and beautifully distilled portrait of one woman’s resilience in the face of loneliness and of a union that transcends life’s most unexpected and challenging circumstances.” Sound good? It was.

Remember to set your clocks ahead Saturday night when you retire. Daylight savings begins Sunday morning, March 11. Wow, how did that happen?

Don’t you love comedian Richard Stockton’s admonition to think globally, laugh locally. What made you laugh today?

Pam Jung,; 477-4232.

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