Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.-Benchley

March 28, 2009

Ah, the prospect of being (relatively) jobless!  Considering I also teach at two schools, it’s unlikely I’ll ever be completely unemployed, but it’s going to be a tough time for me to pay my bills…at least I have until May 1st to try and find something!  Add to that, I’m the queen of knowing where to go on the cheap, so I really don’t think it will be as bad for me as for some people!  Just to let you all know, I’m going to keep posting my employment status, as the way to find a new job in this economy is by networking and letting people know what is going on…so if anyone has any leads (for legitimate work…preferably writing, marketing, cultural arts, or a library gig) I’m welcoming any and all emails!  And now…what you all read this for…

Gigs and open mics

Starting this week off right, the Sunday Street Acoustic Series brings you Brooks Williams and Beaucoup Blue. A bit over budget but worth it, tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.   Free Grass Union will be at Fadeley’s…come on down after the parade!  (Patchogue always runs their St. Pat’s Parade about two weeks after the holiday.)

On Tuesday, the usual open mic gig at Napper Tandy’s

Wednesday is shaping up to be a great night!  Acoustic Long Island will be hosting Brooke Campbell and Caleb Hawley….FREE.  Buddy Merriam and Back Roads will be at the Checkmate Inn, and WoodSongs at the Movies will be hosting a live performance by Denise Romas…tix are FREE if you are a FMSHNY member or if you use your Optimum Rewards card.

Thursday brings us two great open mics…Joe Vicino’s at Toomey’s Tavern, and there will be one at E.B. Elliot’s as well.

Cathy Kreger will be at Hudson’s Mill Restaurant on Thursday as well.

On Friday, the Island Songwriters Showcase open mic at Border’s Café, Syosset. 8PM. There’s also the open mic by Liza Coppola at the Custer Institute in Southold.

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse features Phil Minissale this Friday, $7 suggested donation.

Don’t miss this one! Saints & Sinners Show: Blues at the Crossroads–featuring Toby Walker and Pat Wictor at The Garden Stage!

Saturday brings us to Grand Folk Railroad at The Cup Cafe, Wantagh. $1 cover.

Lucy Kaplansky returns to help the Folk Music Society of Huntington mark its 40th anniversary! The 8:30PM concert is preceded by an open mic at 7:30PM.  A bit over budget but worth it at $23 in advance; $25 at the door; $18 for FMSH members.

Rhythm Kings Acoustic Duo will be at The Bench

And next Sunday, Ian Tamblyn will be at the University Cafe!

Wine me, dine me…

Young’s Fine Wines will be hosting their Spring Fling on April 4th!  Best of all, this event is FREE!

Corey Creek Vineyards hosts a jelly and jam tasting every weekend…

And Duck Walk…part of the behemoth Pindar family of wineries, has barrel tastings for the month of April…I’m just going to take the liberty of cutting and pasting here: Celebrate the magnificent 2007 Vintage year…while the wine is still in barrel! Enjoy a 2007 red barrel tasting and production facility tour and bar tasting, Sundays at 2pm, at Duck Walk South. Groups welcome, please reserve. Information and reservations at (631) 726=7555 x4 or Barrel Tasting, Tour & Tasting Sundays in April, 2pm Duck Walk South, Montauk Highway, Water Mill.

WordPress is acting rather twitchy and driving me nuts, so I’m signing off for now…I’ll be back later this week with updates!  The warm weather is coming, so let’s take it outside…I’ll be providing hiking info, gallery walks, and more…check back in a few days.  Chat soon, you kooky cats…have an event that should be here?  Email me at!  I look forward to hearing from you!


One Response to “Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.-Benchley”

  1. matt Says:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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