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June 8th, 2012
It’s always a big deal when the Sierra Summer Festival, in cooperation with Mammoth Gallery, opens its annual poster competition, and it’s open now.
“Golly, Fido, I thought you were going to come unglued there for a while.”
âHey Fido, why the long face?â
Fido lay sprawled at my feet under my desk in the office.
âWhat in the world are you talking about?â I said.
âEvery time I fall in love, Iâm in it, then Iâm out of it.â
âDog breath, maybe?â
âWell, yeah, I guess I can tell that. Let me riff through these press releases first, then weâll have a chat.â
âI donât want to chat.â
âSomethingâs got you way down in the hole, Fido. Lemme finish these up.â
Thereâs something funny about a mule that nobody tries to explain. Mules are not outlandish, hide-slapping, hee-haw hilariousâalthough that kind of humor attends Mule Days more often than would be expected in dire economic times.
Mules provide the kind of mild amusement that curls one side of the mouth, an absorbing sort of sparkle that has demanded 43 annual repetitions of Mule Days, and expanded the celebration to an entire week of demonstrations (Mule ShoeingâŠ), competitions (Log SkiddingâŠ), and that old western standby, a Saturday night dance.
Olympic hopeful Josh Cox has a music library of about 55,00 tunes, says he, but before a big race, there is only one: âIâve listened to U2âs âWhere Streets Have No Nameâ before every race since 1989, the first line is my mantra.â For the curious, âI wanna run, I want to hide/I wanna tear down the walls/That hold me inside/I wanna reach out/And touch the flame/Where the streets have no name.â âŠ
Local author David Pageâs award-winning guidebook packs a surprise on every page
David Page is one of those true Mammoth iconoclasts. Heâs a big-name writer and world travelerâliving deep and quiet right here in our backyard. Heâs written for national publications and media, including the Discovery Channel, Men's Journal, Skiing, Backcountry, The New York Times, Hemispheresâand for locally produced media, such as Eastside magazine.
Fido says we should have a “Fantasy Dinner Party.”
There’s a new book about the Eastern Sierra, written by someone every Mammoth Times reader already knows.
Mules have not exactly been red-carpet material, but that may change next week when “Mule Days: The Documentary” premiers in Bishop during the annual hee-haw weekend.
"I guess I'm just as much an artist as any other dog around here,"
Fido said. "But I'm missing out."
“Love Letters,” a two-character play by A.R. Gurney, will open an extensive Eastern Sierra run next Friday, beginning at Edison Theatre in Mammoth.
“I’m Dog Armstrong! Pass the Hammer Gel!”
First, to all the mothers out there: THANK YOU! ..
The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, in conjunction with the Inyo National Forest, will be conducting an art competition as part of the Grand Opening Celebration for new Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center.
The Sierra Summer Festival (a nonprofit 501(c3) organization) is currently seeking donations of housing for its orchestra.