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11/18/2005

CHILLY AND CHEESE CURDS

I'm in Wisconcin and North Dakota for the weekend where, surprise, it's a little cold. In the twenties to be exact. I'll play tonight, Friday, in Janesville, 8PM, at Faith Community Church. Then tomorrow I'll play two shows, 6:30 and 8:45PM, in Greenbay at Cup O Joy. And finally wrap things up in warm sunny Grand Forks, ND at Grace Baptist Church at 7PM.

I set few rules for Brian as a booking agent. I'll go just about anywhere and play just about anything. But, and I've told him this many many times before, no shows North of Kentucky in the winter! Anybody want a job?

While you prepare your resumes I think I'll go warm myself over a large steamy pile of cheese curds.

21 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

Welcome back - so cold is even worse than moving? wow - that says alot.

11/18/2005  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

Never said that. No, no. Moving and cold are not even comparable. Apples to oranges. Sore legs to sore face. Hmmm, which do I dislike most?

11/18/2005  
Anonymous Freddy said...

Well, you can warm up here in sunny FLA when you play @ Coral Springs. Then again, weather is very unpredictable here. Pack a poncho or sweater... looking forward to seeing you play....

11/18/2005  
Blogger GrovesFan said...

Cold is a relative thing. Right now it's about 38 degrees outside and raining. The day you play here in Grand Forks is expected to be about the same, minus the rain. When it's 40 below zero in February or March, this will seem like a warm spring day! I had to take my coat off today 'cause it was too hot! See you on Sunday but no cheese curds.

Beth

11/18/2005  
Blogger Amy said...

hmm. you sound like a californian.

11/18/2005  
Blogger Toby said...

Shaun,

Technically Brian's ok. Winter doesn't officially start for another month. It's still autumn. Enjoy the cheese state!

11/18/2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come to san diego! it's been in the 80's and 90's!!!

11/19/2005  
Blogger thatbaldguy said...

well, if it's any consolation we're I'm in Virginia and it's 19 degrees (it was 75 on Tuesday...) I'm new to your blog, but it's in my favorites now... thanks for your transparency, it's been inspiring

11/19/2005  
Anonymous tray said...

from a veteran WI winter camper such as myself, the trick to stay warm is to use layers. you need a base layer that is good for wicking (polypropoline), then you need an insulating layer (fleece/wool) then your shell (gortex is great). however, the most important thing to wear, is indeed a hat. you lose most of your body heat off your head... so layer all you want, but if your head is uncapped the layers will only help so much...
good luck next time you come up!

11/20/2005  
Anonymous Juli said...

It wasn't that cold here! C'mon.
:P
I met you Saturday night at the Cup. It wasn't that cold of a night -- thank Brian for not scheduling you here in another month or so. It was above freezing ;)

11/20/2005  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

Weather's been great. Not as cold as expected. We're in Grand Forks right now heading out to tonight's concert. It's in the 50's!! Whew.

SG

11/20/2005  
Blogger Paula said...

Here's a solution for you Shaun - come to Australia! Most nights I've been coming home from work and laying in the backyard in the sun....and thanking God that my new car has A/C

11/20/2005  
Anonymous jenny from wisconsin said...

BAH! twas a balmy 40 degrees when you were here! good to see you!

you are truly one of God's Holy Blowtorches.

=)

jenn
www.xanga.com/know_your_role

11/21/2005  
Anonymous Jess :) said...

Umm, forgive the ignorant Aussie, but what exactly are cheese curds?

11/21/2005  
Blogger Forky said...

Fried curds aren't quite as tasty as good old ordinary ones.

And don't forget, the squeakier they are on your teeth the better!

11/21/2005  
Blogger Mustard Packet Pelter said...

Now Shaun be nice to Brian he's doing the best he can. If you fire Brian I'm going on strike!!

11/21/2005  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

My understanding is that cheese curds (fried ones anyway) are the fat that rises during the cheese making process then deep fried in lard. SO it's cheese fat fried in fat. Yes, we're the most obese nation for a reason. But we have fun getting that way.

SG

11/21/2005  
Blogger GrovesFan said...

Shaun,

Thanks for that wonderfully descriptive look at cheese curds. I think I'll skip dinner now! Besides, we accidently left the pasta at the church last night so we are all going hungry tonight anyway. Just wanted to tell you again how great it was to finally meet you and Brian. It is a privilege to call you friend and brother and I was honored to be able to bring you to Grand Forks. Thanks again for the great conversation and outstanding music. I'm thinking outside the box more and more everyday!

Beth

11/21/2005  
Blogger Mustard Packet Pelter said...

And I love funnel cakes and Big Chick sweet tea!!!

11/21/2005  
Blogger EjucatedGuy said...

shaun - I'm fairly new to blogging, but one of my first blogs was my disgust for cheese curds which I discovered on a trip to Wisconsin. I travel all over for my job (NavPress Publishing) and Wisconsin was one of my latest adventures. Anyway I guess I'll have to give cheese curds a fair try after your tantilizing description
http://tobylorenc.blogspot.com/

11/24/2005  
Anonymous Ali said...

As a person from south of Wisconsin that now puts up with the cold due to..well, my college being up here...

You're completely right.
It's far too cold up here.
I'd advise you to totally skip this state between September and like..April, but then we'd all sufffer Shaun Withdrawl.

...But the cheese curds are good.

11/25/2005  

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