Saturday, October 21, 2006
Pachyderm pitchers on parade
It isn't too often that Mr and Mrs Potter'sblog go out and paint the town. Last night Irvin Mayfield and his jazz orchestra came to Ithaca's old State Theater, and baby, they were GOOD.
http://www.myspace.com/irvinmayfield Tunes o' the day, obviously, from Irvin Mayfield. There is all kinds of jazz, like Kenny G (blech) and others, but these guys play big band like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Perfect. Cornell University's president, Dr Skorton introduced them, and the band invited him up at the end to play sax.
http://tompkinsweekly.com/ Missus Potter'sblog interviewed Irvin for the newspaper, page six here I think, and had only one day to find the guy's publicist, get the interview, and write a thousand words. She managed to do it, despite having two other jobs. We told the publisher that she deserved free tickets for delivering so quickly, and wouldn't you know....
I had shown pictures of elephants pitchers last week, in the making. Here is the finished, glazed product. Lucia had some cute pictures of elephants from her last trip to Africa, and you can check them out below.