Monday, April 4, 2011

April First Stop Friday Recap

Before I tell you all about the super busy, super awesome month we've had here at the FPL, I want to deliver some sad news. Spitting Nickels experienced the loss of their keyboardist Ben Borowiak on March 28th. My thoughts go out to Ben's family, friends and bandmates. Their show here was one of our first and they're forever in the First Stop Friday family. A benefit for Ben's family will be held on May 7th. Details here.

The library's been a hopping place this last month what with our Ferndale Reads festivities. On March 29th, we had a visit from best-selling author (and the library's new best friend ;) ) John Connolly. John not only regaled us with stories about his life and writing, but he was also kind enough to sign everyone's books and give each a good chunk of his time. A lucky few of us got to hang out with him afterward at the WAB, and though my alcohol-processing enzymes will be low for quite some time, it was an experience I will never forget. To bring it back to music, John hosts a weekly radio show called ABC to XTC that you can listen to here. I'll even do the math for you: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM GMT (that's 5:00 AM EST) and rerun on Saturdays at 21:00 GMT (that's 4:00 PM EST).

As if hanging out with an author wasn't enough, we also had our best-attended First Stop Friday concert to date. Jura and Oblisk rocked the house so much that people had to sit on the floor! Thank you guys for playing! Pictures below!



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