Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Post work surf, The Present, and the Mattson 2


Mushy waves but the warm, light off-shores were so welcome, and the sunset was one for the books. All this made for a good time, a perfect way to unwind after a long week.
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The real story was seeing the present last night at the Portsmouth Music Hall up in New Hampshire. Thomas Campbell has done it again, that’s all I’ll say. There I was, seeing a T. Moe flick on the big screen with a room full of other like minded folks. It was one of those rare occasions where I felt like I belonged. Or was at least fully and unconditionally welcome. Al last: a square hole for the square peg.

We picked up our tickets and took our seats. The Mattson 2 were jamming on the stage as a pre-show warm up. A pair of lanky brothers in sharkskin suits and skinny ties were just doing their thing. One Gibson and a set of drums and mellow jazzy sounds full of light and space. Please check the links. I wish I had brought my camera, dang it. The look the part - quintessential San Diego surfers, but it ends there, they hung out after the show, totally unassuming. Zero pretense - they don't need it, being such an original act.

A quick raffle and then the show. And get this, a theatre where you can go to the lobby for a pint of beer or a box of Junior Mints. Whatever you desire. Was it a men’s room – or a grotto? That’s entertainment. The folks up in Portsmouth got a good thing going.

Next time – all about Hansen 50-50’s