With Jean Ponzi
Mon Jun 17th 2013 7.00pm–8.00pm
Time zone: central
Augusta Bottoms Consort “Green Room Waltz” from The Green Room (Augusta Bottoms Consort www.augustabottomsconsort.com 2003) L —Welcome to Earthworms! Our friends the Augusta Bottoms Consort will be playing this Saturday, June 22 at Augusta Winery, 1-5 pm - waltzing us into tonight's conversation about versatile gardens - and honoring a StL institution: Duff's RestaurantBuy it!
Mary Lou Green - Executive Director, Brightside St. Louis “Dr. Jack Fishman - Director of Center for Environmental Sciences, St. Louis University” from Kelley Belina - Manager of St. Louis Ozone Gardens at the St. Louis Science Center's Planetarium, Southwestern Illinois College and Grant's Farm (www.brightsideSTL.org www.ces.slu.edu - see Ozone Garden tab 2013) N L —The SLU Ozone Garden demonstrates the (negative) effects of ground-level ozone accumulation on plants. Brightside's lovely Demonstration Garden at Kingshighway/Vandeventer shows off Green Infrastructure and Native Plant options - public education for all!Buy it!
Boys of the Lough - starting our musical background for a TRIBUTE TO DUFF's RESTAURANT “Miss Rowan Davies” from To Welcome Paddy Home (Shanachie) —Opened in 1972, Duff's married casual hippie culture with fine food and service in what has become a St. Louis institution at 392 N. Euclid in the Central West End. I started waiting tables at Duff's on St. Paddy's Day, 1974 - an auspicious start!Buy it!
Gian Carlo Menotti - opera composer “This is My Box - aria sung by King Kaspar (and me, while waiting on St. Louis Post-Dispatch Food Critic, Joe Pollack, one snowy night)” from Amahl and the Night Visitors (RCA Gold Seal) —One of the many fine reviews on Duff's walls cites a "waitress with a very short haircut and an attention span to match" (me) and competition with the fine local dinner music from "trilling of arias in the kitchen" - Duff's still got a good review!Buy it!
Bob Brozman “Workman's Song” from Blues Reflex (Ruf www.rufrecords.de 2005) —Musicians entertaining diners made their mark playing dinners at Duffs. Hundreds of poets inspired thousands of Monday Night River Styx at Duff's hearers - and hundreds of young St. Louisans, like me, grew up in jobs that expected much, gave so much moreBuy it!
Ferde Grofé & Capitol Symphony Orchestra - and St. Louis painter extraordinaire, Bill Kohn “Grand Canyon Suite: III. On The Trail” from Bill Kohn brought the ultimate natural vista, the Grand Canyon, to viewers of canvas - including thousands of Duff's diners - as Grofe set this incredible setting to music - amazing! (www.brunodavidgallery.com see Bill Kohn artist listings) L —This Sunday, June 23, Duff's Restaurant will close after 41 great years of cultural, dining and community-building service. I'm one who is "Smiling because it happened" - with great memories always. THANKS, Duff's! Jean PonziBuy it!