Well, rejuvenation is a nice idea, but rarely happens for me, except that I sleep in. But this weekend, I hope that Madisonians will try to get a little R and R. We have been through a lot these past 16 months since scott walker dropped a bomb on us, to use his words.
Tonight there is a free concert at the Labor Temple, but if you’re not already there, you will miss it. Tomorrow the Center for Media and Democracy is hosting a fund-raiser rally in Baraboo, WI (Al. Ringling Theatre. 136 Fourth Avenue) featuring Ed Schultz and John Nichols.
Being a bit of political nerd, I love being in a theater or other venue with hundreds of like minded people, listening to a good ol rabble rouser–so I’m heading north. But not all would find this fun or relaxing. For those, might I suggest gardening, meditating, cooking out or riding the drive in Madison.
Ride the Drive is a community event that turns Madison’s signature streets into a public promenade that is open to bikers, walkers, rollerbladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. The free event draws thousands of people to ride, walk and skate on the route, enjoy live music, food, and participate in various activities, and fun stopping points along the way.
It’s going to be a nice weekend in Madison and I hope that everyone finds their own way to de-stress. I’m going to listen to Amy Winehouse, practice Spanish, and drive up to Baraboo for some solidarity and rabble rousing.
In our honor, this song is written and performed by Oakland California Musicians. Enjoy!