Photo courtesy of Ken Smith
J Mascis and The Fog performed Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at the Daylodge at Alyeska Resort.
By Paddy Notar
Turnagain Times Correspondent
I went to Alyeska Resort’s Daylodge to see J Mascis and the Fog in concert Saturday, March 31. They also played the night before. Other band members include Kyle Spence and Kevin Sweeney. It was loud and it was incredible. When earplugs are handed out at the door you know it’s going to be thunderous. I like that word. The music was a mix between punk rock and heavy metal.
The drummer looked like he lost about 4,000 calories during the show. He went through three towels before they were done. John Byrne was nice enough to buy me and a friend a shrimp cocktail and a couple glasses of wine at the Aurora before the concert. He even got us tickets and our own van to take us there. A very generous and fun person to be around. The resort is definitely doing better under his ownership. Look for him to continue bringing in very high quality acts from outside the state. Thanks, John. I had fun.
Speaking of the resort, check out Peter Rowan playing at the Sitzmark on April 7, 8, and 9 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. It’s all about Bluegrass with this guy and he was nice enough to let Jerry Garcia play with him. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.
Don’t forget about the Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 8. Meet at the Pond Courtyard, outside the Tramway Café. It starts at 9:15 a.m. and when you’re done you can go and get some brunch at the Pond Restaurant. They have seatings before and after the egg hunt. They are 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Seven Glaciers continues with their Sunday special from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Chef Jason will make a three-course menu for you that is guaranteed to make you want to come back again. Mark your calendar right now for Saturday, April 20. It’s the Spring Carnival at Alyeska and it is an all day event that includes, of course, the Slush Cup. It begins at 4 p.m. Come down and watch people in wacky costumes wipe out into freezing cold water. I smile just thinking about it.
Don’t forget to try the Silvertip sliders. They’re $3 each and a great deal. Definitely get the ham and cheddar when you see it. Why spend your money on a frozen hot pocket with no meat and fake ham when you can have actual ham? Put a little mustard on them, eat away and drink a bloody beer. Sandy will spice it up for you just the way you like. It helps make your Sunday morning more bearable.
Check out the Perpetual Stuff store every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deb has some great, what else, stuff from antiques to vintage items and thrift. It’s located in old Girdwood at 237 Main Street. Where else can you get a porcelain doll and a pair of pants at the same place?
What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?
If you’re heading into town visit Fromagio’s on O’Malley Centre Drive. They’ve got some new bleu cheeses that are excellent and remember that you can have a taste of everything including their meats. It’s a great place to sit and read the paper and have lunch. Since it’s sunny you might want to go to Eberle Eyecare and check out their sunglasses. They’re right there in the same plaza and there is nothing more fun than trying on designer sunglasses. You’re bound to find one pair that makes you look cool.
Remember to go to Chair 5 and ask when Fiddler’s next show is. Spike always puts on some fun event where Fiddler is the host DJ and he is very good. You’ll probably have to dress up like your favorite movie star and sing a song but who cares? It’s a great time. Just don’t let Micaela put too much ice in your drink.
Roulette was the game created by Blaise Pascal. Now we can associate perpetual motion with perpetual losing. It is a fun game, though.
That’s it. I need a small snack and a nap. Maybe even watch Ghostbusters. Everyone has a go to movie that they don’t mind falling asleep to. That’s mine.
Drive safe and get ready for the spring breakup. Not your significant other. Or maybe so.
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