November is generally considered the worst month to be in Aspen. The weather normally blows, usually its cold, cloudy and hopefully snowy...but we can't yet ski the "power of four". Many locals choose to travel in November. Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica are popular spots. Some folks actually pierce the bubble and roll down to ski Loveland, A-Basin or Copper. Denver is cool- if you feel like cruising 200 miles --plenty of malls an' sh*t. Boulder is a rocking college town and tech-center, also about 4 hours. Grand Junction has it all....CostCo.
So far November 2010 in Aspen has been clear, sunny and warm. Don't panic yet...La Nina is on her way. Click the pix to enlarge 'em. See more pix: Scorpio Sessions.
AspenSpin stayed close to home this weekend to enjoy the Culture of Aspen. Thursday we caught the Aspen Community Theatreproduction of 1776. It was Opening Night and it was a fantastic show (playing thorough 11/14). 1776 is the often told story of America's Independence, the Continental Congress and the writing of the Declaration by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and (A.Spin's favorite) Benjamin Franklin. The Bell Mountain Buckaroos were represented by Scott McCracken (who killed it as Edward Rutledge of South Carolina) and Jeff Bestic as the hilarious McNair. The cast was perfect for a ski town like Aspen--- 24 guys and 2 Women. The entire cast, the crew, producers Rita Hunter and Jody Hecht and Director Patrick Holloran should be congratulated. 1776 is great family entertainment.
Friday night Actor (and fellow Michigander Jeff Daniels )played an unplugged, acoustic set at Belly Up. AspenSpin luvs Jeff Daniels. In ZG he's always associated with his role as Harry in Dumb and Dumber and a "little place called Asss-spen". Click his IMDB Bio Jeff Daniels; he's had a phenomenal career in Hollywood, and on Broadway--- yet he always returns home to Chelsea, Michigan and the Purple Rose Theatre. He's currently touring America as a one-man show gigging out of a BIG DADDY tour bus along with his crew/Wife and high School Sweetheart, Kathleen. Daniels sang some songs , played the blues and told some stories. The crowd loved it. It was a fun and intimate evening. The Belly Up never looked better.
The next night Playing for Change played Belly Up. We missed it---but their Vid. got 25 million hits on You Tube. If you haven't seen it yet, click STAND BY ME.
Lets not forget the Elk Mountains. It was a beautiful day for short hike up the Smuggler Trail. November ain't so bad....but we're still PRAYING 4 POW in Aspen.