Clarendon, etc.

Saturday Jill went out early, and I read the paper on the deck next Illa as the rain held off for a while. Next I got ready and headed out, first to Reston for the library booksale, then over to Clarendon for Clarendon Day. It may have been raining, but it was the first performance by EFG, a band with members of Everything, Egypt, Earth to Andy and Fighting Gravity. Since the singer was the vocalist for Fighting Gravity, we got what I was hoping for, a number of classic tracks including “Forgotten”, “Mission Bells” and “Socks And A Smile” (with some nice ska in the last one). They also did Everything’s “Hooch” (going into EU’s “The Butt”, another local hit) and a number of covers, most notably Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” (with some “Another One Bites The Dust” at the end). They finished the set with the Fighting Gravity classic “All I Need Is A Holiday”, mashing it up with Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”, then came back with an encore of “Ring Of Fire”.

Afterwards I wondered around the vendors, tried a tasty barbecued chicken flatbread from Willow before doing a little CD and beer shopping on the way home. Jill was watching TV so I surfed for a while, then made a salad and grilled some steaks for dinner. It was pretty late by the time we finished eating, Jill went to bed and I caught up on Glee. Today I took Illa for a walk, then read the paper while the Skins lost a close one. We did some cleaning after the game, including finally putting away the camping gear. I did a bunch of computer stuff, then grilled burgers and made oven fries for dinner. We watched Dollhouse and Simpsons before heading to bed, both pretty good.