So I just returned from Eastern Oregon University where I curently have a show. The University is in a small town called La Grande and it was the similar vibe of being on the Andy Griffith Show or Northern Exposure. The people were real nice and the scenery was beautiful, as it is nestled in bewteen the mounatins. By the end of my stay I was somewhat a local celeberity as while on morning walks to get coffee, people honked and waved… that or they are just real nice. My camera crapped out early on so I was only able to get a few pictures of the show… I wish i would have been able to get some of the local flare. Especially the bartender at the LongBranch Bar, jeannie… she was something out of a david lynch movie… about 4 feet tall and 75 years old. you could just make out her wig over the bar, and if you ever go there don’t say the “F” word or she’ll toss you out. Also one of the pieces I sold from the show was to another bartender, who in the movie of La Grande would be played by Peter Lory.
so happy new year…
January 26th, 2008