Sunday, September 19, 2010

Re-sale Shop Re-visited

Riggity Jig returns to the Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store on Saturday, September 25. We'll be recycling our old material and making it new, all in the the spirit of the day's Re-Cycle, Re-Use, & Re-New Festival! Last time we played there I saw no fewer than four plaid kilts on the racks. All were in the women's and girls' department--and a few certainly belonged there--but a fellah's got to start somewhere, eh?

You can show a bit o' knee, or just show up. You're sure to find something that'll surprise you or bring back fond memories. Maybe both, if it happens to be that hideous family heirloom from your Great Aunt Zelda that vanished from the mantelpiece last week, thanks to your significant other. Won't she be surprised when it shows up at home once again!

P.S. Look for a subset of the band on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 at the Woodland Farmer's Market in Freeman Park on Main Street, between 4th and 6th Streets. Fantastic local produce, and plenty of free parking on the Court Street side of the park. Yum-yum, eat 'em up!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Not Your Grandmother's LGM

Somewhere on the far side of the sun, there's a land that's never green on a little piece of floating space junk no human eye has ever seen. This nameless shard follows the same orbital path our dear Earth, but six months ahead of us, give or take a few days (or six months behind us, depending on how you look at things).

And on that bit of debris, the result of some cosmic collision or engineer's miscalculation, there's a small cadre of little would-be green men like this fellow who are doing their best to celebrate, on this very day, their own March 17, and the sainted memory of he who brought Christianity to, and expelled snakes from, a lovely green island on a planet they themselves will never see, but only sing of in sentimental, sappy ballads, rasped into the thin, dry atmosphere of their tiny, rocky home.

In honor of these stalwart, possibly misguided, and almost certainly nonexistent revelers, we call on you to join Riggity Jig for our umpteenth-annual Half-way to St. Pat's celebration, starting at 6 pm on Friday, September 10 at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant in Davis. We'll be playing a festive assortment of jigs, reels, and other Irish favorites till 9 pm.

Call Little Prague at 530-756-1107 to make sure you get a table close by the band!