Monday, July 20, 2009

Oh what a weekend.

First I got a chance to go see one of my current favorite bands.

Hardcore-punk band Energy from Stoughton, Mass. plays the Armory in Williamson, W.Va. on Friday Night. Energy recently released their second album Invasions Of The Mind on Bridge-9 Records.

Saturday I covered an event in downtown Pikeville.

Adults and children alike gathered in the Pikeville City Park for Hillbilly Christmas in July Kids Day in The Park on Saturday. Hillbilly Christmas in July raises money for the Shriners Children's Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Then it got a little crazy.

Some of the crowd from Hillbilly Christmas in July Kids Day in The Park and many others from around Pike County gathered in the River fill Ten parking lot to burn some rubber. The city is considering making the tire burnout a monthly event.

Sunday morning it still wasn't over.

Bikers from all around gathered in front of Harley Davidson of Pikeville to prepare for the Hillbilly Christmas in July ride from Pikeville to Lexington where they will have another parade for the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Then you would think work for the weekend would be over, but I get a call from one of the bands who played the show on Friday. They wanted me to do some promo shots for them. Turns out that they have an interesting story that I am now working on writing for the Appalachian News-Express.

Rivals a local hardcore-punk band poses for a portrait (front) Coty Williamson who is one of their guitar players and also an Army Scout, (back left to right) Taylor Worley, guitar; Jordan McCown, drums; Danny Ocean, Vocals; and Jarrod May, bass. Williamson recently came home on leave from Iraq to spend time with his family and band mates.

Busy weekend and an eight-hour day of toning, but this is what I live for, love it.

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