First time in like 7 years I don't have a gig on New Ear's Eve. Not sure what to do with myself. Camilladilla has plans for the both of us though (see above). Will report back in on January 3rd, when the dust has settled.
March Of The Newt
Well it can't all be fish can it? I mean there's a few other things... like for instance... newts. I once said that no species marks the arrival of any season (in our area) quite as definitively as the sturgeon marks winter. But I forgot about this guy:
A prime specimen of Ca. newt in the author's hand
In medieval times the salamander (of which the newt is one), was thought to have magical fire extinguishing powers. So cold was the belly of the newt, it was said, it could put-out even the hottest of perdition's flames. I've always found this odd. The newt is like the most chilled out of all creatures. Kind of hard imagining it as some wild and passionate fire (or even anti-fire) deity... anyway, the MFN would like to present some of our recent, groundbreaking footage of a Ca. newt. I found this guy while hiking in upstate California... he was just marching along--as newts tend to do. Anyhoo... I thought this might help put the hustle-bustle of the New Year's yada yada in perspective... Newts do not as a rule get particularly excited about things. Steady as she goes. Nice even keel. Eyes on the prize. Hey... as long as there's a little moisture, everything's okay. We could all learn a great deal by studying newts. That's all I'm saying... Right. Where was I... anyway... back to the fish in 2010. For the time being here's my new groundbreaking footage of the California newt. And before I forget..........
.... HAPPY NEWT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!