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Haven Cabin Fever Tunes

In case you’re going out of your skull with cabin fever, here are some tunes to bring on Spring!  (inspired by my Facebook friends…)

Be Brave– Sarah Barellies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4

Beautiful—Carol King http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJn3QJYYBr0

The Man- Aloe Blacc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGy9i8vvCxk

Best Day of My Life-  American Authors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y66j_BUCBMY

Happy- Pharrell Williams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

Carry On-  Fun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7yCLn-O-Y0

Raise Your Glass-  Pink http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVNlG5cZyQ

Treasure- Bruno Mars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPvuNsRccVw

Love Me Again- John Newman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfihYWRWRTQ

Mr. Brightside—The Killers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGdGFtwCNBE

Just Like Heaven—The Cure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suYPHagzghU

Kid Creole and the Coconuts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UWU2X7fk_8

Do I Do-Stevie Wonder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQEBZfG5SaY

I Will Survive-Donna Summers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9C-39ahwHY

That’s Life-Frank Sinatra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzPOn9rYty8

Rock Steady-Aretha Franklin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOj9lPbp1I4

Respectable-The Rolling Stones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptDz5BwAgXQ

That’s What Makes You Beautiful-One Direction  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJO3ROT-A4E

Mamba #5-Lou Bega http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeqOLxRDsV8

Closer to Fine-Indigo Girls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUgwM1Ky228

Crazy-Gnarls Barkley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w

Love Shack-B52s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SOryJvTAGs

Just Dance-Lady Gaga http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Abk1jAONjw

Car Wash-Rose Royce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFVcqVM9vhw

Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDZsNksbw2Qm

Burning Down The House-Talking Heads http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNnAvTTaJjM

Beautiful Day-U2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6WMzDOh1o

Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfmkgQRmmeE&feature=kp

Strawberry Swing-Coldplay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3pJZSTQqIg

Spinning-Elephant Revival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMUQqLK65_U

If I Ever Leave This World Alive-Flogging Molly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVPTu4l6OnE

Flying-Green River Ordinance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE7Paf5VtWw

Those Summer Nights-Journey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBvwemf-Eqg

Don’t Worry- Bob Marley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaGUr6wzyT8

Sweet Dreams-Eurythmics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMFqkcPYcg

Titanium-David Guetta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg

What A Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3yCcXgbKrE




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Seasonal Depression No More

This time of year people go a little bit crazy around here. It’s been grey. REALLY grey. For a long time. And we live in a place where just about everyone knows their way around horses or skis or both.
And everyone knows their way around snow.
Some lovely lunatic decided to put them all together. It’s called ski joring. The history of ski joring dates back several hundred years to Scandinavia as a way for people to travel during the harsh and snowy winter months. Towed behind reindeer on long wooden skis, these early travelers found ski joring or “ski driving” a useful and practical mode of
transport and communication.

On February 12, 1928 at the 2nd Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland competitors held a ski joring demonstration. This style was performed riderless with the skier driving the horse from
behind and racing head to head with the other competitors.

Apparently, that lovely lunatic’s ancestor lives in our town because every year our town dumps itself alongside the Burlington Northern railroad tracks at the base of our ski mountain and watches as the bravest of us jump on horse or skis and motor around an icy gnarly track, skier holding a rope attached to a saddle.

Horses fall, skiers fall, riders fall, and the fans go wild. Half the time I can barely watch.
The train engineer toots his horn, the children drink hot cocoa and cheer from plastic sleds, the parents have a Bloody Mary or a pulled pork sandwich, and we all wake up a bit against the mid-winter sky, dripping in grey.

This is our idea of good clean mid-winter fun. And I have to say, it is one of my favorite days in our small mountain town in Montana (as long as nobody gets hurt!).


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