Tunefest 2011

<updated w/Gus and Brian’s entries>

We had an annual tunefest up at the DeWeirdt cabin this holiday break.  It had been too long since we had gathered. Present were Brian, Mark, Gus, Tom and myself.  I thought it worthwhile to document the songs played that evening.

Here is my list:

  • Rush – Hope
  • Dick Dale & His Del-Tones – Miserlou
  • They Might Be Giants – Cloisonné
  • Raphael  Saadiq – Day Dreams
  • Paul Simon – Rewrite
  • The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup (with Jack White)
  • Cage the Elephant – Back Against The Wall
  • System of a Down – Radio/Video
  • Tenacious D – Classico
  • Ennio Morricone – L’Estasi Dell’Oro
  • Ennio Morricone – Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo
  • California Guitar Trio – Ghost Riders In The Storm
  • tUnE-yArDs – Gangsta
  • Glen Hansard – Say It to Me Now
  • Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
  • Sir Mix A Lot – Seattle Ain’t Bullshittin’
  • Dread Zeppelin – Going to California
  • Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Possess Your Heart

Artists I had cued up but never had the time to get to (so sad)

Beck,The Smashing Pumpkins, Black Joe Lewis, Young the Giant, Mark Knopfler, Cake, Otis Taylor, Steve Miller Band, Steve Howe, Roxy Music, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Ben Harper, Robert Plant

Brian’s List:

  • Jake Shimabukuro – The star spangled banner
  • Flight of the bumblebee – The Frank and Joe Show
  • The Frank and Joe Show – Sweet Rhythm
  • Hayes Carll – She left me for Jesus
  • Martin Harley  – Chocolate Jesus
  • Tim O’brien – Hoss Race
  • John Butler Trio – Used to get high
  • Dennis Caplinger  – Eruption
  • Hayseed Dixie  – Fat Bottomed girls
  • Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues
  • Government Mule – Broke down on the brazos
  • Anders Osborne  – Ohio
  • Those Poor Bastards  – Is this Hell

Gus’s List:

  • Airplane – over the sea
  • Presidents of the United States -Lump
  • Hayssses Cart- She Left Me For Jesus
  • Martin Herley – Chocolate Jesus
  • Tim Obrien -Hoss Race
  • Dawn Tyler Watson -Cold Shot
  • Jerry Garcia Pizza Tapes -Gimme Shelter
  • Neil Young Live 1971 -Old Man and The Damage Done
  • Chickenfoot – Dubai Blues
  • Ted Nugent- Great White Buffalo – Live
  • Califonia Chocolate Drops – Do em right
  • Steve Martin -Rare bird alert and Athiests have no songs.
  • The Who – God speaks to Marty Robbins

Thanksgiving 2010

Another Thanksgiving is in the books.  A bit late posting this but have been crazy busy being very sick after the trip and still unpacking in the new house.  Pics and video are here:  http://andysimonds.smugmug.com/Holidays/Thanksgiving-2010/14799849_coLwV


  • Another football game tie with Colton winning MVP and Chelan playing the 2nd half with a lot of heart after a brief injury timeout
  • Pumpkins were shot
  • 2,000 foot sled run
  • New guests Mark and Hilary enjoying the Simonds splendor
  • Record cold 
  • Colton Trio
  • Amazing dinner + the famous refridgerator rolls of course
  • Zen moment at the ‘crazy store’
  • 5 Dogs!
  • Kinect bowling tournament (new tradition?)

More Thanksgiving Photos

I’ve uploaded more photos to the gallery.  We had a great time this year.  Another big football game, great day shooting, perfect dinner (and rolls) and a new tradition:  Ally Ally All Come Free (kick the can) with all the kids along with Gus & I.  Lots of fun and thankfully no injuries running around in the sagebrush in the middle of the night – although the Quail Run street sign got taken out by Gus while chasing Dexter.Videos were taken this year with my phone.  A couple of them:Football:

Pumpkin Shooting


More photos and the rest of the videos are here:  http://andysimonds.smugmug.com/Holidays/Thanksgiving-2009/10449436_Ab2un/1/725399612_H33PR

4th of July in Chelan

The 4th of July week is just about over.  Dex and I spent the week together and made the most of it.  Played a lot of golf:

Gold Mountain – Suncadia – Chelan Golf Course – Bear Mountain – Links at Olson Mansion (9 holes today)

We also had a great time in Chelan and taking the boat up-lake with Mom & Susan.  Stopped at Prince Creek, Graham Harbor, Stehekin overnight, fishing in the Stehekin river, renting bikes, lunch at the bakery, a walk on the Lakeshore Trail, Domke falls, visiting the secret cave and stopping at Deer Point.   Also, Susan and Marianne’s remodel of the house is amazing and not to be missed!  Well done!  Oh..and also taking the boat to see the fireworks at Manson.

Photos are all here:  http://andysimonds.smugmug.com/gallery/8792444_xviK8/1/582151574_zRya6

Mom, Dex and Susan at Prince Creek