To the Untrained Ear, Baby Frogs Can Sound Confusingly Like Crickets.
We just got back from our 2018 Into the Cornfield Tour of six weeks in Maine and the Midwest, and once again, are delighted to be home. In a few days, we'll be hosting our Redwood City, CA friends, Karla and Khoi of the Corner Laughers, as well as our Nottinghamshire, UK friends, Helen and Mark, akaFun of the Pier. In clever fashion, the shows will be titled Meet Me in the Middle. In addition to frolicking around Vermont for about a week, we will also be frolicking on stage, with two shows in Vermont.
We've waxed eloquent on the virtues of Vermont many times in the Newsdumpster, but we've never waned incoherent about what we don't like about our home state until now:
The lovely, rolling hills tend to interrupt mobile phone and satellite radio signals.
Our antique covered bridges and barns are hopelessly susceptible to termites, which are a huge problem in states with termites, of which Vermont is not.
The stunning fall colors remind one of the brevity of life and the imminent, endless winter of death.
Maple syrup is quite high in calories.
Soft serve ice cream is called a creemee. As a New York egg cream contains neither eggs nor cream, a Vermont creemee contains neither cree nor mee.
Vermont has a secret fifth season called mud season that spans mid-March through mid-June. Nobody visits, nobody goes outside, and a pall of gloom descends upon the hills and the trees.
Saturday, September 15th, 7:00-8:00 PM Fitzwilliam Town Library 11 Templeton Turnpike Fitzwilliam, NH 603-585-6503 Admission: free. Supported by the Fitzwilliam Town Library.
Wednesday, September 19th, 7:00-8:00 PM Brainerd Memorial Library 920 Saybrook Road Haddam, CT 06438 860-345-2204 Admission: free. Supported by the Brainerd Memorial Library.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2:00-3:00 PM Ventress Memorial Library 15 Library Plaza Marshfield, MA 02050 781-834-5535 Admission: free. Supported by the Ventress Memorial Library.
Wednesday, September 26th, 6:30-7:30 PM Pembroke Public Library 142 Center Street Pembroke, MA 02359 781-293-6771 Admission: free. Supported by the Pembroke Public Library.
Friday, September 28th, 7:00-8:00 PM The Port Washington Public Library One Library Drive Port Washington, NY 11050 516-883-4400 Admission: free. Supported by the Port Washington Public Library.
Sunday, September 30, 2:00-3:00 PM Public Library of Brookline 361 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445 617-730-2370 Admission: free. Concert held on Front Lawn, weather permitting. Rain location is Hunneman Hall.
Think you can get rid of us that easily? Think again--way more shows here.