Feb 26th, 2013
Sam & Del: Thanks very much for a really nice night in Derry, NH this past Saturday, 2/23. I was just ending my day around 5pm at my weekend gig of tuning skis in a local ski shop and sat down at the PC to search for some live music to see.
Ten minutes into my search, I saw that you guys were playing 10 miles up the road and I couldn't believe what I was reading!! I instantly called a couple of like-minded musical friends and learned they were initially planning to see a movie. I told them to forget the movie, Sam n Del are playing up the road at 7, get your arses up here and we'll hit the show. They immediately obliged and a half hour later, we were holding tickets in our hands!!
Thank you guys for such a warm, enjoyable show. It's obvious you guys are good buddies and it was really nice listening to your stories of the road and of old times and friends in between the songs. It felt like I was watching Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion" and I could have sat there for another 2 hours listening to the first-rate music and stories. I'm sure I speak for everyone else in the hall that night as well. A musical highlight for me was "In the Name of Love" - I remember Sam introduced the song by saying "you gotta hear him [Del] sing this..." He didn't disappoint - simply astounding vocals!! You've still got it, Del!! And of course, Sam's mando chops are in unbelievable form - my friends and I just looked at each other in awe while clapping after each song. Thanks again for a fantastic night gentlemen, hope to see you again soon. Safe travels!!
Apr 21st, 2013
Cathy NeallyDue to Del 2012 my posting for these days have all been inceudld I would rather have gone to a music festival, camping , with the man I love!Day 8 Saturday appreciations 5.26.121-I appreciate the amount of effort it takes for my mom to go out shopping, even in her wheel chair.2-My sun hat when I work in the garden is a good thing!3-When a piece of meat I barbeque comes out the perfect desired doneness, tender and juicy!4-Mornings I wake up and my hair has not been steam pressed while I sleep into a coif no one would want.5-QVC for messing up my order of 5 rose bushes and 3 hydrangea plants…now I have eight less holes to dig…yeah!6-My energy efficient windows that “tip in” for easy cleaning.7-Ceiling fans8-Wegman’s and their produce department.9-The feeling of being in a family of choice, when I am with real friends!10-Summer breezeDay 8.1 Sunday5.27.121.An unexpected visit from an out of town friend!2.Long heart to heart chats3.Good barbeque chicken4.I appreciate how hard it is not to snack between meals.5.I appreciate living in a town that works as hard as Corning to create experiences in the arts for its citizens and visitors.6.Electric lights7.Fireworks8.How nice a flower bed looks without weeds9.I appreciate the feeling of walking into an air conditioned house after being out in the sun on a hot day.10.The fresh smell of clean clothes.Day 8.2 Monday5.28.121.I appreciate deadlines…they tend to make me “get it in gear”2.Lazy days3.New summer replacement shows like “Royal Pains”…fun!4.Suntan lotion to protect my baby skin!5.Laughter …side splitting… belly giggling… almost wet your pants laughter!6.The change of the seasons7.Anything done by National geographic.8.I appreciate Wegman’s auto refill on prescriptions.9.Once I remember to slide the month and days to the correct position, I love my perpetual calendar.10.I appreciate a good book on tape to listen to in the car! They make running errands seems so much less like a chore.Day 8.3 Tuesday5.29.121.That today the Republican primary if over and the candidates now eliminated all gave so many good quotes against each other! Ha!2.I appreciate a “severe storm” that seems to bring hail to south and east corning yet misses me in Big Flats…3.I love getting interesting mail…bills and catalogs need not apply!4.I appreciate the benefits of a good spring rain…as much as I like sun…we need more…more…more!5.I appreciate flower arranging as a hobby.6.Being able to sleep tonight with the window open instead of needing the air conditioning.7.I appreciate that I can go to sleep licitly split once my head hits the pillow.8.I appreciate my friend Jill from church who offered to help me with a reception I signed up to do after church on June 10th not realizing that same day is my mom’s friend’s birthday luncheon at the Radisson at 1:00p.m..9.Frozen Grapefruit sorbet bars…Wegman’s brand! 100 Calories!!10.Each time I read about a former student on Facebook who is reaching a milestone in life…college…wedding children…buying a house…taking a vacation…etc. I am so proud of each of them.