Good news and bad. Bad: Red tide along 20 miles of TX Gulf Coast including portions of Surfside, Quintana and Galveston have been affected – over 1,000,000 fish have died (primarily the bait fish: manhaden). Texas Parks and Wildlife posted this yesterday about the current status of the affected coastal regions. While gathering information about Red Tide along the Gulf I came upon an enlightening article that included pics of Red Tide at night. The Web Ecoist article asks: can you see Red Tide at night? The answer is YES but it’s not red…it’s blue! Fluorescent, glowing blue!
One look at these pictures and it dawned on me that if what we always labeled as phosphorous in the Gulf could have, at times, been Red Tide? If anyone has an answer or opinion about that, please leave some comments. I think I’ll take a trip to Quintana tonight to check it out and see if there’s any blue tide to be found. I haven’t seen luminous water in many years but I remember how spectacular it was. I’ll take the camera and let you know what I find.
BTW: During Red Tide – None of this (or other shellfish
…sorry…that means shrimp too) should be consumed if it’s from the Gulf -
Never a dull moment on the Brazos is there?! Lots going on in the music scene, too. A few weeks ago, Pachomp
! caught Bo Counts Band
at Belles Landing – see what she has to say about Bo
and his talented band – especially the ladies. Bo Counts Band
will be back at Belles Landing
this Saturday. It seems every time Bo
and the band play at Belles there’s lots of positive comments about their ability to get people on their feet!
Saturday night, we saw Bo Counts Band
at Belle’s Landing. Belle’s was about half-packed, but I blame the mosquitoes for that because I’ve seen this band pack in a crowd here before. Bo Counts
(vocals, guitar), has an eye for very talented band members. I applaud him for being able to sit back for a few songs and let the band play their best. Not every front man would agree to showcase their band members as much as Bo, but he made a great choice by putting Dustin Black, bass player/vocals, and Stephanie Jansky-Miller, fiddle/vocals, on the mic for a few songs. Stephanie’s got some pipes! The highlight of my night was when Stephanie paired up with Casey Duval, vocals/tambourine, to sing Pistol Annie’s “Hell on Heels” because that’s my theme song! Don’t ya know?!
I’d like to thank the band members that took a minute to talk with me. Also, thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the talented ladies that blew me away this weekend! You make me wish I would have picked up an instrument when I was younger, then maybe I could have been lucky enough to be in Bo Counts Band.
Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar Thur. Aug 16 – Sun. Aug 19
Th Angleton Icehouse and Grill Check back for updates
Th Belles Landing, E. Columbia Matt Edquist and Benny Notgrass Country/Americana
Busters Bar, Brazoria: Notorious R.O.D. & Dub D Ent
. TX Style Karaoke & Music
Th Castaway’s Surfside:
Th Club 332 (Super 8 Motel) Clute: DJ Juan and Ultimate Sounds
Th Pier 30
, Surfside: Karoake by Karoake Concepts
Shady’s Porch Pub , Angleton:
Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Digital Juke Box
Th Sharkie’s on the Beach (Surfside)
Friday Aug 17
Fr Angleton Icehouse: Check back for updates
Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: DJ Seduction
Fr Neon Moon,
Steel Country Country
Fr Willie’s Event Center (formerly Bobby Joe’s)
Saturday, August 18
Sa Angleton Icehouse: Check back for updates
at Brazosport College: Clint Black 9/14
for ticket info!
Sa Club VIP
DJ – Variety/Dance
‘s, Brazoria Restaurant and Entertainment
Sa Fraternal Order of the Eagle #3111, (6818 Surfside Road, Hwy. 332 E, Freeport Texas 77541)
Sa KC’s on the Creek
, Turtle Cove: Billy Ray Adkins Benefit – Live Auction Raffle and BBQ Plates For Sale
Sa Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria: Check back for updates
Sa Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:
Sa VFW Hall (108 So. Ave. D, Freeport)
Su Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:
Su Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone who shows up and wants to jam!
Su West of the Brazos, Damon Classic Rock Sundays!
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Thank you Kevin Burns for sending this benefit announcement!
City of Freeport Historical Museum (311 East Park, Freeport, TX) Will be Serving Free Root Beer Floats this Saturday (8/18/12) 10:00 am to 4:00 pm!
They want to hear YOUR favorite stories about Antonelli’s Root Beer Stand; and I know you’ve got at least one! Henry was married to my great aunt, I may be able to come up with a few