Dear friends –
As you should realize, it is not often that I weigh in on a local election…but there’s always room for an occasional exception.
Voting is going on for Dan’s Papers annual “Best of the Best” for the East End, and I find myself directly involved with two nominees on the North Fork…The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall as best theater and my own Sunnyland Jazz Band for best band!!
The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall is a national and state historic landmark, is the oldest theater in the entire downstate region (LI & NYC) and has the nicest all-volunteer members a person could ever find on a non-profit board. It also makes itself available for lots of charitable and fund-raising events for the entire community. Show your support with a vote in lieu of birthday wishes – Saturday 10/12 is the Vail’s 132nd birthday!!
…and unexpectedly, I discovered when I went to vote for the Vail that the Sunnyland Jazz Band has been nominated as best band on the North Fork (which by deductive reasoning clearly makes us the best trio – or at least “band without a drummer”). Send a message that tiny, peculiar bands with tuba and banjo and virtually no amplification will no longer be ignored – Goliaths beware, little pigs fight fiercely!!!
Any votes you can cast on behalf of these two long-standing organizations with whom I am personally affiliated is greatly appreciated. Voting closes at 11:59 pm on October 24th, so vote soon & often!!
Thanks to all – here’s a quick link to the contest: