Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fall Is Here, Early

Fall officially begins on September 22 of this year (2014).  However, the weather has been fall-like in Hollister for the past couple of weeks.  Today, September 2nd, the temperature is 61 degrees Fahrenheit, rather chilly.  The sky is overcast, resembling that of Washington State more than that of California.

My persimmon tree is full of fruit, and the fruit is already quite yellow.  Persimmons are usually ready to pick by early November.

I like this time of year.  The chill is in the air, and smells sweetly of dying grasses.


Always On Watch said...

We're having an early fall here in Northern Virginia, too, I think. No leaves have changed colors yet, however.

Pheasant Plucker said...

Hey Stogie,

Crap, I just spent 10 minutes verifying with Disqus. OK, whatever. I'm posting this here because you haven't done a music thing in a while. I see you have 2 (count 'em 2!!) bull fiddles now! Can you play them both at the same time? They are beautiful instruments. I am going to try to attach a few tunes. They are Texas Big Band, Western Swing. Originally from the 30's and 40's, but these recordings are from the early 70's, shortly before Bob Wills died. Of course, to do these tunes justice you will have to convince the violin players that they are now fiddle players, and find a good pedal steel player, but I am sure I can trust you to handle those small details. Thanks for your always relevant postings.

Your Pal,


PS - Having issues attaching music files. I will get them to you ASAP.

Stogie Chomper said...

Be patient! We are going to have an unusually cold fall.

Stogie Chomper said...

Pheasant, I can't play both basses at the same time. One of them is a backup. The one on the left is my main instrument, it is a fully carved bass. The one on the right is a plywood bass. The plywood bass sounds okay, but not as good as the carved bass, but the plywood bass is far less fragile. If playing in a rowdy club, I would take the plywood bass because it's harder to break. Send those files! I start my next Big Band practice sessions on September 18.