An all new lineup of returning musicians for this Welcome Back! show. The usual good times available for all.
Schedule listed below (times are estimates).
As usual it’s your basic picnic bbq potluck grassy gnoll sort of rock and roll show. All donations go to the musicians. We recommend $20 per person. Probably they will have stuff you can buy as well. I’ll post some links here and there below.
I will be making my usual (unusual) pork loin. Please do make comments here about what you are bringing so not everyone brings kale and quinoa salad. I mean, many of you COULD bring salad. But someone should probably bring something to go with it. What’s your preferred potluck portable comestible?
Questions? Ask them below or message one of the moderators!I’ll put together a schedule soon, but let’s name-drop for now: Jeffrey Martin Sheryl Wiser Jared Mitchell Earl Brooks
What to bring?
Seating: Camping chair, blanket, or similar. I have some to share.
Potluck: Can you make that thing you always love to make? That would be great for sharing! There is a grill available. If you have any special kitchen needs, send Jimmy a message or ask here.
Bevs: If you can sip it, it’s good. Share if you’d like. I always make iced-tea.
Friends: Cool friends are great. You want to invite a posse? Talk to Jimmy.
Pets: My cat has total dominion over the yard and is restricted by a 28 foot retractable leash. Fucking with the cat is a no-no. That is the most important pet rule.
Money: The show is free but you will likely want to donate to the musicians (usually $20 per person and maybe buy some merchandise).
Love: Bring it! Bring it all!
Shirts and shoes required? They’re not even recommended!
Schedule Roughly Approximate
15:00 Peavine Gates Open (bring your goodies to the table and get a spot on the grass).
16:00 Earl Brooks will dazzle us
16:45 Jeffrey Martin will amaze us
17:30 Sheryl Wiser will sparkle our eyes
18:15 Jared Mitchell will wing us into the evening
19:00 whatever we want to do time
(We can do a movie after dusk if there is enough interest.)
Pork loin brine: lime juice and salt.
Ribs: sous vide 24 hours at 137f.
Ribs: salt, white pepper, cayenne, paprika, cloves, cinnamon.
Loin: salt, white pepper, cayenne, sumac, cardamom, mustard, cumin, nutmeg.
Thank you thank you thank you! Thanks to everyone who participates in these events. This was our best Independence Day celebration yet. At least fifty-five humans in attendance. Excellent food. Supreme music. Perfect weather. Who could ask for a better holiday?
Trying times what with the current zombie apocalypse aiming at us all. Let’s explore what Peavine Alley is doing for you in the midst of this crisis.
Though the current Washington State guidelines do not apply to a private venue such as the Alley, let us begin our exploration there as they are both reasonable and clear. Citizens are requested to wear masks (or similar coverings) when they are in public spaces (both indoors and out) and where physical distancing is not possible.
Two strangers playing chess across a table should be wearing something to cover or shield their airways. One person off alone in a park needn’t concern.
Peavine Alley is not requiring any individual to wear a mask in order to gain entrance to this event. But we must make it clear we are not sponsoring a conspiracy theory laden free-for-all spittle-fest in a grassy Petri dish. You will use your best judgement. Let’s go over some reasonable scenarios.
You and your besty who either live together or spend all of your maskless lives together may thus cluster together without masks sharing your spittle with only yourselves.
One of you gets up and walks to the buffet line, they ought to mask-up as they encounter strangers and converse over what they might like to plate.
The phrases “let’s mask-up” and “please, mask-up” are legitimate phrases for this gathering, but given the above they will likely never be spoken across a distance. Also, what one does to mask-up may be quite diverse, up to and including using their shirt to cover their nose and mouth long enough to pass a stranger in a narrow passage.
It is important to note that the musicians will not be able to mask-up full-time, nor will your esteemed host (obviously I mean low self-esteem, calm down!). We are all in this together and if you are reasonable, polite, and helpful we will all come out the other end better for the experience.
As mentioned previously, if you are in a higher-risk category (especially immunocompromised in any way), please reach out so that we can seek to make any appropriate accommodations we might be able to make so that your experience can be as good as mine hopes to be.
As always, send your questions to me.
I am happy to announce we have secured a special seating area for high-risk guests.
We are set to cast this event. More details to follow. Bill Landon!
Loin brine: lime juice, honey, salt, bay leaves, pepper corns, cloves.
Rib prep: brown sugar, salt, cloves, pepper.
Loin spice: salt, cayenne, cinnamon, white pepper, cardamom.
Rib spice: white pepper, cumin cayenne.
I have arranged things so that I and perhaps one volunteer (at a time) can serve any contributed food items (including my loin and ribs). As such the pergola itself will have restricted access. If possible, bring your dish with a clear lid. If not we’ll sort something out with plastic wrap I have here. Thanks!
I know I cannot make people unafraid. There are good reasons to be afraid. But we have taken all the steps we are able to ensure safety, and we know from experience how respectful our gatherers will be.
I have already said that everyone has to make their own risk assessment, and of course this must be true (really at all times and under all circumstances).
Again, please reach out to me if you have any concerns or would like to discuss the science behind the current mayhem.
We hope to have a streaming link available soon. Keep checking.
Sweet and smooth sound check by Tobias the Owl
It’s a beautiful afternoon at Peavine Alley
As usual it’s your basic picnic BBQ potluck grassy gnoll sort of rock and roll show. All donations go to the musicians. We recommend $20 per person. Probably they will have stuff you can buy as well. I’ll post some links here and there below.
I will be making my usual (unusual) pork loin. Please do make comments here about what you are bringing so not everyone brings spaghetti. I mean, many of you COULD bring spaghetti. But someone should probably bring something to go with it. What’s your preferred potluck portable comestible?
Questions? Ask them below or message one of the moderators!
Peavine Gates open!
Will Moore Band
Death by Overkill
Should I come to the show? That is a fascinating question. The answer is much less fascinating. The answer is yes. It’s so easy. The question is fascinating. For example you could rephrase it. Will I have an amazing time? Will all of my musical dreams come true? There are so many ways to put the question. It is a fascinating question.
Weather is looking rather meh for Saturday. I have one pop-up canopy and will look to borrow a second. You will be protected!
Pork brine: Anise and star anise, bay leaves, 16 limes, chili powder, 3 cinnamon sticks, black pepper, 5 cloves, salt.
Ribs: cloves; granulated garlic and onion; cinnamon; salt; black, white, and cayenne peppers; maple syrup. Into the sous vide machine at 137f for maybe a day and a half.
Pork loin spice: salt; black, white, and cayenne peppers; Tasmanian pepper berry; Hungarian paprika.
You are probably thinking “oh shit! With the way the weather has been, what if I forget my sunglasses?”. Fear not! The Bin of Lost and Lonely Sunglasses can save you!
Ha! National Weather Service has dropped their prediction for rain today.