June 2004

Dear e-Fisherfolk:

We’re just getting back from a great trip to the Boston area. Not only were the venues, audiences, and radio stations excellent, but the entire trip was a joy. The driving experience in Boston is usually a difficult passage through construction in high traffic, punctuated by lots of honking. Construction was significantly down and drivers were especially courteous. No joke! People were waving us into traffic rotaries with smiles on their faces. Maybe it was the perfect weather. While we were in Boston, we attended a Boston Pops concert. It was a treat to hear one of the premier orchestras in the country playing baby boomer songs like Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are”, the Rolling Stones “I Can’t Get no Satisfaction” and the theme to “Get Smart.” We alos walked on the beach and put our toes in the Atlantic Ocean after having some of New England’s finest seafood.

As we move into the heat of summer, work continues on our Christmas album. It’ll be called Merry Fishes to All. People keep asking us, “When is it coming out?!”. It’s really hard to answer that one accurately right now, but we hope to be a part of the 2004 holiday season, whenever that begins. We sure have enjoyed listening to the rough mixes. Fred Bogert is putting his producer pookey on it even as we write this letter.

Last year after baseball season, Keith was whining about the Florida Marlins winning the World Series and still not winning their division. In another unlikely turn of events, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl the year before. Keith sarcastically predicted that the Orlando Magic would win in basketball this year. He was wrong. But not by much. It was the right state but the wrong sport. Hockey, not basketball! Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who knew there was ice to skate on in Florida?

We hope you’re having a good summer. Get outside and hear some live music. Stay away from poison ivy. Wear gloves while doing yard work. Sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen! Learn to swim. If you can’t do that, learn to float. Use seltzer to clean brushed aluminum sinks. Don’t pull start your lawnmower while holding the spark plug wire. Come out to see us when we’re in your area. Take a road trip and find us. ”

Troutfully yours,
Keith and Ezra

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