This was a pretend life evening. The Tonic Ball crew and friends (we missed you Maura) had dinner at the Corner Wine Bar. It was a lovely evening of catching up and showing off Christmas gifts (dueling iPhones!), and talking about the New Year. I don't know why I didn't take a photograph of the group. Too busy eating, drinking and laughing.
One of the reason's we got together was to see the band Middletown. They had a mini reunion show since Aaron Stroup was in town.
As always they sounded great. And they packed the house - it was standing room only. They harmonize beautifully. I think I've mentioned before (here and in print) that Tad Armstrong is my favorite singer/songwriter. All three Middletowners are great great musicians and songwriters.
Stasia Demos (songwriter, singer and accordion player) adds balance, amazing songs and a little girliness to the group. Aaron is a terrific guitar player and singer. I managed not to cry or shout out 'hey that song is about me' when he played Green With Envy. The song is beautiful and sad.
When he's in town, I never know which is worse - when we have a good visit or a bad one. It was a really fun ten days. It will be good to get back to a routine of not staying out too late and drinking whiskey - right?