Music and Stars

2011-03-03 22:31:23.000 – Mike Finnegan,  IT Observer

Walking outside before heading to bed, it feels quite warm out now that it has warmed to around -1 F and winds have dropped. Looking at the ARVP we are actually warmer here on the summit than in the valley thanks to a nice inversion setting up. The temperature difference should increase over the coming hours as more cold air sinks to the valley with high pressure cresting. Looking skyward, it is nice and clear out and the stars are quite amazing. I don’t think I could ever get tired of looking at stars. Then again, maybe I do and that is when I fall asleep under them. It’s these kinds of questions one has to ask themselves when they work on a mountain for a week at a time. I headed over to the far end of the deck and looked out towards the East, spying Portland, ME in the distance. It looked much smaller than when I was there this past weekend to see a Flogging Molly concert at the State Theater. It was a nice mixture of folks; a couple Obs folks, a couple WGME folks, and one former State Park employee. I even got to catch up with a few friends from high school that I hadn’t seen in 10 years! Nothing like some lively Irish punk music to get people together! Playing many traditional tunes myself, it is always interesting to see how people can take these melodies and apply them to so many different genres of music. It makes me wonder what the next new genre of music to be developed will be. Maybe it already has and I just don’t know it.


Mike Finnegan,  IT Observer

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