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Saturday, June 12, 2010

patio lanterns

As you know, I love where we live. Big yard - little house. Because I love gardening - hate cleaning.

Another plus? It's only a few minutes' walk to the water.

So last night, I dragged my butt off the couch and away from the House rerun, and headed down to Wingfest. After all, Kim Mitchell was playing and how often does that happen in one's front yard?

Spike's away, so I was on my own. I know, I could have called any one of you, but frankly I didn't want to commit until that exact moment. Besides, my neighbours were all there, and so was most of my town, so I really wasn't on my own. And Spike and I texted "wish you were here" messages to each other all the way through.

You know what? I had a blast. Fireworks immediately followed the show, and then I headed home to bed, happily humming Patio Lanterns. You can hum it with me if you want - and giggle at all the hair in this 1986 video.

Or take a look at a clip from the actual show I saw.

Not bad for a Friday night.


AB said...

If I'd been home this weekend I would have been working at Wingfest this weekend...standing at the top of the road telling people 'no, you can't park here'.

PS. The captcha this time is 'dumsify' which makes me chuckle.

jarod said...


and for some reason we can't see the link to the show underneath the youtube of Patio Lanterns....we're using Google Chrome...don't know if that makes a difference.

Patti said...

Can't you just click play in the center of the video? It's embedded - you shouldn't have to click a link, I don't think.

Something about too narrow a format on my blog, it always cuts off one side a little bit.

Sorry 'bout that.

chRistine said...

ah, yes. i think patio lanterns is one of those songs that seems to officially welcome in summer.

i actually enjoy kim mitchell's Q107 gig.

Patti said...

I haven't heard him on Q107. And last night I talked to two people who commented on my age... one only knows Kim Mitchell from Q107. The other doesn't know who Kim Mitchell is at all. Sad. Very sad.

Brian Carpenter said...

turned out pretty good :).. this was filmed with 3 dslr cameras and a microphone sitting next to the speakers.
thanks for sharing patti :)

Patti said...

hi Brian! You must be the film-er! Thanks for posting it for others to see. Not sure if I violated any giving-credit protocols - it wouldn't have been my intention, and I apologize if I did - but I'll put up a new post that gives some visibility to your site.

Thanks for commenting. :)