September 2003


Dear e-Fisherfolk:

Have you seen Mars yet? A lot of people on the east coast had ample opportunity to see Mars and the rest of the stars without light pollution. Here in Arkansas, we didn’t need a grid failure. Keith turned off the house lights and went out in a field. It was just like being in New York City! His friend, Bob Beardon, brought over a telescope and set it up in Keith’s backyard. Mars was beautiful. We couldn’t see the canals or little green men, but we could get a sense of the planet as a reddish orb hanging in space. Binoculars worked well too, but the image kept dancing around because it was just about impossible to keep still. You haven’t missed it yet. It’s not disappearing in the next couple of days. Go outside, look up in the southern sky, you’ll be glad you did.

Our new CD, “It’s A Puzzle” is here. It’s a musical exploration of many of the styles that have influenced us through the years. We recorded these 12 new original songs with our producer and friend, Fred Bogert. When we look out at who’s at our concerts these days, there’s a diverse mix of people. This album is a reflection of what we see. Think of it as a musical picture of you. We’ve actually seen children battling with aliens in their noses. Heard parents shout, RELAX!  We’ve listened to children reinterpret the English language. We’ve even eaten at elementary school cafeterias. It’s no puzzle where this material comes from. 

Here’s some early press about the new CD.  “The musicianship is top notch, the singing is great, the arrangements rock, and this dear friends is one that truly blows away that cliché’ “for the whole family”! Fred Koch/ Best Children’s

“They have not, as yet, grown up, a truth they prove with their new CD, “It’s a Puzzle”.  Becca Bacon Martin/The Morning News

At this point, you should stop reading this letter unless you’re really interested in what we’re eating these days. We did get a request for the recipe for Mock Guacamole. Here it is.
1 can 14 0z Asparagus drained
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup chopped onions
2 tbs. finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbs. low fat mayo*
1 tbs. lime juice
six drops of red pepper sauce
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
a dash of pepper
place asparagus in blender cover and process till smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients cover and refrigerate for one hour.
(Ezra uses no mayo in the recipe but Keith thinks he’s crazy)
Troutfully Yours,
Keith and Ezra

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