Before the Bird

Well…tomorrow’s the big day, really. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. Birthday, Christmas, St. Patty’s Day…they all pale in comparison. It’s a day of family and food and football and almost any other f-words you can think of.

And if tomorrow’s the big day, then today is the big night. The alleged “Biggest Bar Night of the Year.”  That should mean a good crowd at the Before the Bird Blues Jam tonight.

Many years, the pre-Thanksgiving jam winds up being a sort of reunion for Kalamazoo’s finest. We usually see some long-lost friends who just can’t make it for one reason or another most weeks. Players from other bands in and around Kalamazoo. And of course the usual suspects. All sorts of players. It’s like a cornucopia of musicians. At least, I hope that’s how it is tonight.

Spending Thursday with my family will be a big part of what makes Thanksgiving my favorite. But spending Wednesday night with my friends is also a big part of what makes it so great.

Oh…and the food. I absolutely love the food…

Don’t let this happen to you this Thanksgiving

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