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New Year’s Eve Snow On The Mountain — Panoramic Views   6 comments

Snow In The Mountains 12-31-12

Snow In The Mountains 12-31-12

Panoramic Views of The Santa Catalina Mountains, December 31, 2012 — Images by kenne

Over night we received .6 inches of rain and Mount Lemmon another 10 inches of snow. The clouds block the mountain peaks above 5,000 feet, but the cooler temperatures brought snow down to the 3,500 foot level — my favorite way to see snow from the desert below. Last night’s rain brought the total rain fall for the year to 11.6 inches, a little below normal.

Tomorrow the Catalina Highway is expected to be open, as will as Ski Valley, which are normally closed on Tuesdays — wish my legs could take to the slopes.

— kenne

Mean Gene, You Gave So Much, Now It’s Our Turn!   15 comments

Mean Gene Kelton & Joni — Image by kenne

The Houston music community is in shock over the sudden lost of Mean Gene Kelton. Not only will talent be missed, but even more so will be his rare ability to give of himself and share his passion for life. This is way those of us who loved his music also loved the man — a combination rare among many artists.

Now it’s our turn to show our respect and love by demonstrating our ability to return the favor. Like so many musicians Gene didn’t have insurance to cover the expenses his family will incur.

This blog, as well as Gene’s friends on Facebook will pass on information on how you can help. For starters, the Die Hards will be playing the previously schedule New Years Eve afternoon party tomorrow at Rowdy Bucks.

Stay tuned!


P.S.  FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MEAN GENE:VIEWING: Tues. Jan 4th @Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home: 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown 12-7 family will be there from 4-7…..SERVICE: Wed. Jan. 5th 6:00 pm @ Houston Raceway Park, 2525 FM 565, Baytown Uncle Dave Lancon Presiding…In lieu of flowers; Donations can be made to one of the 4 Die Hard Charities:Harley’s Angels, St. Jude, BACA (Bikers against Child Abuse) or Texas Equusearch.

Mean Gene Kelton’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Daytime Show   Leave a comment

mean-gene-kelton-new-years-eve-college-title-blog“New Year’s Eve Matinee Show? You’re crazy Mean Gene!”  Well, Mean Gene Kelton may be crazy, but having a daytime Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Show mean-gene-kelton-new-years-eve-4894-blogat Rowdy Bucks proved that it was one hell of a good idea.  What we witnessed was a lot of partying people celebrating New Year’s Eve in the afternoon. Whoever said you couldn’t celebrate New Year’s Eve without counting down to midnight – we will leave that to the “Times Square” people.

So, here’s a recipe for real fun on New Year’s Eve:
•    One large dance hall
•    One super Blues/Rockin’ band
•    A dash of snacks
•    Lots of beer and other drinks
•    Lots of fun luving people
•    And “Road Dogs” for those having too much fun!
•    Mix and bake till the music stops

Mean Gene has already committed to a “bigger & better” New Year’s Eve Matinee at the end of this year.

Thanks Gene, for helping some of us kick 2008 in the ass as it left the hall!

(Photo Set)

Posted January 2, 2009 by kenneturner in Blues, Music, Photography

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