The Cool Things At The UMS

I just returned from The Underground Music Showcase in Denver, Colorado, and what a treat it was. What seemed to feel like a million band choices in this three day event turned out to be pretty easy to navigate. All the music was great.

While wandering around with just the right amount of beer in us, we walked into a basic storefront of the typical hipster “curiosity” shop selling whatever feels or looks ironic. Much to my surprise, something really cool was taking place; a pop up “make your own record” studio was set up in a little room in the back of the shop. It became the one off, must do thing for the musicians at UMS.

When we were there, a young girl was getting ready to make her vinyl. She sat in a little room, more like a broom closet, with vintage microphones and headphone ready to croon her song with her haunting voice, and she did just that. We were hanging out with the tech guy and the artist friends. It had such a great ‘Oh Brother,Where Art Thou’ feel, I got super excited.

Here are a couple of photos (photos by Glenn Smith) of the guy, the machine and vibe of the day…

I hope you enjoy these photos!

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The 9 Essentials That Every Fly Fisherman Should Know

I was asked to repost this, for those of you who like lists, this a good one.

Glenn On The Fly!

My 9

It’s early in the morning and you are getting ready for a day out on the river.  Do you have EVERYTHING you need for a successful day of fly fishing?

As a guide, it is important that I have everything that YOU might possibly need as well as everything I need. It is tantamount, as an experienced guide, not to get caught looking for something you need or worse, not having it and appearing completely unprepared.

Here is a bit of insight about my daily routine and my daily checklist for a great day of chasing trout without worry, stress and looking like a pro. This short list of nine are important to me but please, feel free to email, comment or add to this list. I would love to share your best tips in a future blog.

1. Polarized sunglasses:  It is in my honest opinion that polarized sunglasses…

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