Saturday, November 13, 2010

A few days ago Hana and I drove from Colorado to Washington, stopping at hot springs and thrift stores along the way. We arrived in Olympia with enough time for me to take a catnap before I drove to the airport to fly to North Carolina for the Cucalorus Film Fest in Wilmington. Once there, I was treated like a king--$200 Hilton hotel room on the Cape Fear Riverfront, catered feasts, and a rad driver who gave an informative tour of the city and Wrightsville Beach. Wilmington is beautiful, and I'd love to return.

The screening of Roll Out, Cowboy took place at Thalian Hall, which was built before the Civil War! Oscar Wilde, Lillian Russell, and Buffalo Bill Cody are some of the folks who have performed or lectured there. The crowd was enthusiastic about the film and asked many questions at the Q & A.

After the screening, I joined the Cucalorus Kickoff Party at The Soapbox. I did a 45-minute set to a rockin' fun crowd and gave out Sandman pillow cases to the dancers in front.

Thank you, Cucalorus Film Fest folks, for your southern hospitality and for a great time! I also want to thank Encore, Wilmington's weekly alternative publication, for promoting the movie and my performance at The Soapbox and for buying my plane ticket. Here is an excellent write-up they did for Roll Out, Cowboy.

Now I'm back in Olympia, and today ROC will screen at my favorite theater of them all: Capitol Theater. After the movie I'll do a half-hour music set with my drummer, Chad Austinson. I look forward to seeing many old friends, some whom I haven't seen in years!

1 comment:

Flying Mermaid said...

Excellent write up -- can't wait til you bring it to Bisbee!