Saturday, July 11, 2009

Government blues

Was going to go downtown to take pictures this morning, stopped to see if there was anything interesting going on...turns out there is:

The mission of the New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival, Inc. is to preserve, protect and promote blues music and culture. This is achieved through education in school programs, community events, and workshops, culminating with the production of an outdoor festival uniting our diverse citizenry in a celebration of American blues-based music. The Syracuse, New York based festival entertains while educating on the role of the blues in the development of popular music in the United States and around the world.

Can't just "play some kickass music and have a good time downtown"--have to "educate" "diverse citizenry" blah blah buzzword gimme a grant!

(I'm also cranky I missed the craft beer festival last night, 'cause I didn't know about it--but that's probably just as well because I don't have my designated driver out here this weekend.)


Gen. Sir Charles Napier said...

Hello Ms. Radish,

When I last read your blog I was falling in love, but now I'm just confused.

What are you doing in Syracuse? You have written about "days off" so I assume you're now employed.

Are you now employed in Syracuse, NY? Brrrr...

HeatherRadish said...

I have a temporary job out here in NY. I'm not sure if I'll still be here when it starts to snow (I hope not, I miss Milwaukee). But it pays better than funemployment, so I thought I should take the opportunity...