First off… the rains have ended here, the floodwaters have receded, but Colorado is still cleaning up after the floods and there is widespread damage and much work to be done. Many people have lost everything and a number of roads in Northern Colorado will be closed well into 2014. There is much to be rebuilt here and donations are badly needed and greatly appreciated. Below are a few links to organizations that are accepting donations for flood relief, providing updates, and also a schedule of benefit concerts for flood relief, some of which have already taken place:
And the Red Cross blog, providing a list of resources – check here for the latest updates.
This is a link to the Colorado Flood Foundation whose sole purpose is to raise at least $100,000 or more for the victims in a 4 county region. They are hosting a music event on October 17 in Loveland; 100% of the proceeds raised through the website and this event go directly to flood victims… so please support them. They’re based in Longmont which was heavily damaged by the floods.
And if you’re in the Front Range, check out this link to Westword for a complete list of upcoming benefit concerts here for flood victims and support them. All proceeds go to flood relief.
Hopefully, everyone who has been affected by the floods of 2013 will recover very quickly.
It’s Saturday, last one in September. We’re taking a break from the “Breaking Bad” marathon (many of the episodes we missed) and heading up to the high country on I-70, back to my old stomping grounds – Clear Creek County and the old mining towns of Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume. Cool temps and not a cloud in the sky…
We have moved into fall now and it’s the annual ritual of going up into the mountains in search of fall colors because… that’s what we do here in CO. It seems to be happening later in the season this year, in part because of all the rain we’ve had recently, but this is what we found on our drive…
NoV News: I have been in the studio since the end of last month recording new tracks. New song titles added to the NoV catalog: “Infinity Pool,” “Bliss in Blue,” and currently finishing up “Heliotropic.” I should have one of them finished and up online by the end of next month.
Until next time…
“Another Day in Paradox,” the third and new album from Nights on Venus is available now on CD and as digital download (MP3) on CDBaby, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, eMusic, and other fine online retailers including the NoV website.