Sometimes, girls just gotta’ have fun, as the song goes. So when the Crazy Daysies learned Mr. Peanut (and his ride) would be at the Winn-Dixie in Mandarin on Thursday, they headed over. Baby Kayla didn’t quite know what to think, but she ended up getting ice cream afterwards, so all was well. Kayla did say hello to him, but as for Mr. Peanut, mum’s the word. 🙂
As The Crazy Daysies set out on our next venture to help Swamp Haven, a non-profit animal rescue based in St. Augustine (FL), we couldn’t help but realize how some relationships develop by circumstance while others seem destined.
During a get-to-know each other meeting, we found coincidences about Swamp Haven and the Daysies we couldn’t dismiss. Continue reading
Anyone who has heard my daughters perform knows how much they love animals. Both of them adopted dogs who won the doggie lottery the day they went home with Jen and Rebecca. Now the Daysies are adopting the rescuers. Continue reading
The Crazy Daysies chose to dedicate their weekly show on Thursday to America’s veterans. Among the songs they performed is a tune by Rob Crosby, “‘Til the Last Shot’s Fired.”
There’s a small bit of personal history for our family with Crosby, but there’s also a lot of history related to Veterans Day. Continue reading
On Saturday, the full moon was amazing as the Crazy Daysies wound down their celebration of the release of their album Mile Markers. Jennifer Day Thompson and Rebecca Day had a great time socializing with longtime and new supporters at Ragtime Tavern at Atlantic Beach (FL). Continue reading
I decided doing an album release party is sort of like planning a wedding, complete with last minute surprises and worries about getting everything done. Continue reading
On Sunday I visited the Alachua County Fair as part of my ‘Band Mom’ duties and as part of my mission to cover events on the indie art scene in the South. I’ll admit up front I love a county fair—I grew up in a small town where the fair was the annual event just about everyone went to.
The Crazy Daysies did some late afternoon music, and naturally I enjoyed listening. I also found time to go throw a few darts (my favorite carnival game), grab a corndog (only at the fair), and talk to some of the locals.
As I strolled around, I realized what a difference it makes when you visit communities in person.
Barbecue lovers will head to Jacksonville Landing Nov. 3-5 and they’ll be getting far more than a great meal. Eight bands, a number of them with professional experience, will perform during the three day event.
A contest, drink specials, and activities for children will be part of the offerings, and a charity for veterans will benefit from festival support.
I haven’t heard all the bands who will perform, but I have heard some of them. Continue reading
When you’re an indie band, you are where the buck starts and stops. When you decide to do a full album, it sounds so simple.
Write the songs and get them recorded, right?
If it was only that simple. Continue reading
The Crazy Daysies will air their fifth Facebook Live show today at 6 p.m. When the girls started doing this weekly show, none of us had any idea how it would be received.
Now we do, and it looks like this weekly show will continue to air on Thursdays, with times potentially adjusted because of their gig schedule.
There have been surprises aplenty as a result of the show. Continue reading