Porch show season is now officially underway on Washington Street

Last night was the first Washington Street porch show of the season and it was incredibly beautiful. As the kids were with me and Linette, we didn’t stay too late, but we saw enough to make us extremely happy. And, thankfully, Misty Lyn Bergeron was there to capture some of it on her phone, so I can share a little bit of the magic with you now. Here are Zach Nichols, Davey Jones and Matt Jones performing the very beautiful “I’m in Love with School,” which Bergeron, by the way, says is one of her “favorite songs ever.” [The song, written by Nichols, is sung here by Jones.]

[As you might recall, Zach and Davey, who play together in the band Frontier Rukus, appeared as a “saw and banjo” two-piece on the Saturday Six Pack Holiday Special this past December. They called themselves The Everly Sisters at the time.]

Thank you J.T. Garfield, Emmet Cousino, Brian Little and everyone else who has a hand in making these porch shows happen each year. It’s really truly wonderful to know that, starting in the spring, the family and I can not only walk down the street and hear some awesome music, but also feel as though we’re actually part of a real community. [There’s really nothing more beautiful than watching people just stumble on these porch shows and then end up sticking around and being a part of the whole thing. It’s what life should be like.]

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  1. Peter Larson
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    People will have an enjoyable time at these events.

  2. Ted
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Spoiler alert. It’s a song about a kid kissing his teacher’s hands.

  3. Eel
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Don’t all teachers start class by demanding that their pupils kiss their hands?

  4. site admin
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    At some point, I’m told, the cops were called by a neighbor. By all accounts they were cool, though. When they were told the band on the porch only had one song left, they told them to go ahead and finish up, and they stuck around to watch.

  5. Lester Weaver
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Mr. Nichols, if you are reading this, I would love to know what inspired you to write this song.

  6. Peter Larson
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    We believe ourselves to be immortal, floating sea and tumbling waves.

  7. Zach
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    When I wrote this song, a lot of my friends were moving away for grad school and I felt a little jealous that they got to keep going to class. The overzealous pupil that sings this song is kind of a sarcastic parody of the student I was, or wanted to be, at one time.

    The lyric by the way is: “I’m in love with school/I kiss my teacher’s ass.” Though, ‘hand’ is great alternative.

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