Blog Archives

Posted on 11.11.2015

This Rock Life

Posted on 09.10.2015

The Top Hat!

Posted on 07.17.2015

Postcards From the Road

Posted on 07.02.2015

Postcards from The Road

Posted on 06.30.2015

Postcards from The Road

Posted on 08.06.2013

Zen Puppy Vol.2

Posted on 08.05.2013

Zen Puppy Vol.1

Posted on 05.17.2013

Induction Speech and Thank You's from Ann and Nancy

Posted on 10.02.2012

Fanatic out today!

Posted on 05.16.2012

more thoughts

Posted on 03.19.2012

March run...thoughts from Motley Sue

Posted on 12.09.2011

Heart News - December 1983 - A Letter from Lou Wilson - to Ann & Nancy and the fans...

Posted on 10.21.2011

Oz blog 3

Posted on 10.17.2011

Motley Sue - New Zealand Blog 2

Posted on 10.16.2011

Our trip down unda ~ Motley Sue's Blog entry 1

Posted on 07.24.2010

Writing Mistral Wind

Posted on 06.01.2010

Dear class of 2010

Posted on 12.05.2008

funny things that Nancy has said....

Posted on 12.05.2008

Cheerful Earful!

Posted on 08.30.2008

Debbie Shair's Q&A's

Posted on 08.13.2008

man is it hot on the road

Posted on 07.29.2008

Week three already?

Posted on 07.21.2008

As promised - here it is :) Ann's new tattoo.

Posted on 07.11.2008

Summer Tour entry one

Posted on 03.12.2008

Greg Upchurch

Posted on 10.26.2007

Happy Halloween!

Posted on 04.18.2007

Last nights Dreamboat Annie Performance

Posted on 12.05.2006

Impact Awards, May 2nd 2003 [ 12/5/2006 ]

Posted on 10.31.2006

Response to Craig Ferguson, and this year's Halloween Party

Posted on 10.20.2006


Posted on 03.16.2006

A Sad Note

Posted on 12.20.2005

Holiday Greetings

Posted on 12.20.2005

Holiday Greetings- Posted by : The Band

Posted on 10.31.2005

The annual halloween party

Posted on 10.13.2005

Frank Cox's son Chris - sends us a journal ~ he's a volunteer who has been doing animal rescue

Posted on 10.05.2005


Posted on 09.13.2005

Hold On

Posted on 08.31.2005

To our Southern Mongers

Posted on 08.31.2005

To Carl ~ Posted by : Mike InezHey

Posted on 07.20.2005

Kentucky Derby 2005 - The Last Bash

Posted on 07.11.2005

Derby Day II

Posted on 07.07.2005

Kentucky Derby day

Posted on 07.05.2005

"Bling Bling" The Derby Part 4

Posted on 06.26.2005

Derby Continued (part 3)

Posted on 06.23.2005

Where do i start... part 2

Posted on 06.23.2005

Where do I start...

Posted on 05.29.2005

Nancy and Cameron go to the pacific northwest to show th film and support independant record stores

Posted on 05.16.2005

Scoring Elizabeth Town

Posted on 04.11.2005

Hey There Mongers!~Posted by : Debbie Shair

Posted on 03.29.2005

Spring has sprung

Posted on 03.29.2005

What have I done... Well...since i left the witness protection program...~Posted by : Craig

Posted on 03.23.2005

Mike Inez - checking in

Posted on 12.31.2004

From My family to yours

Posted on 12.31.2004

Mongers of the world unite!

Posted on 10.06.2004

Hellooo heartmongers!!!

Posted on 06.26.2005

Derby Continued (part 3)

Posted by: Ann Wilson

May 6th, the day before Derby day is called "The Oaks", It begins with a fabulous brunch at Churchill Downs with much high-falutin' food and eye-openers. This is when the fillies races are run. Women haven't put on their big guns Derby outfits yet, but they look beautiful and extremely well put together at the brunch. You can tell some of these girls have been planning their outfits for several years.

Tracy and I don't have hats for The Oaks day. Back in Seattle we hadn't heard it was required, so we do our best with the hair on our heads. We look ladylike, but rawk. We sit at the table in the Jockey's loungue and start betting. We have been given $1000 to wager with for the two days, so we start slow. We soon find that Tracy has a talent for picking them. We consult on each race, and that day we end up winning every race we bet on. The combination of the juleps and the winning has Tracy in a state. Her hair is standing on end and fire is shooting out the ends of her fingers. I'm very happy too of course, but I don't have the gambler's fever as much. My friend, on the other hand takes it very very seriously. By the end of the afternoon we are up $1700 and ready to party.

The night before the actual Kentucky Derby Race, Louisville is full of partying; from barefoot kids in their shorts and tank tops selling smoky bones on the sidewalk, to ladies in sparkling evening gowns getting in and out of long black cars. Music pours from all the bars, and there in the sound of big motorcycle engines revving, caught in traffic. Our hotel is right on the Ohio River, and the riverboats tied up there play their calliopes adding to the surreal romance of the May night.

Up in our sumptuous two bedroom suite, Tracy and I have taken some short naps and are now dressing for the Barnstable-Brown Gala, a black tie/formal affair given by our hosts to benefit the Diabetes Foundation. We are told that just EVERYONE will be there, and that exciting because this isn't a hollywood event, or a rock or hip hop one. Literally ANYONE might be there.

We dress carefully. Tracy chooses a floorlength black dress with a plunging neckline, blood red Marc Jacobs heels and red roses in her curly black hair. I put on a floor length silver gown with a short tailored black velvet jacket over it. Tracy styles my hair so that the cobalt blue and black pieces hang shiney and orientally straight. Some shiney Etro flats and we are ready. The big purses are left behind. Only a little sparkly clutch will do for this party. Lipstick, credit card.

Then our security person, Marianne knocks on the door and sees us. Her eyes get wide.

"Y'all sure look purty t'night " she says. We know we've arrived. Off we go to the ball with our very own policewoman!

To be continued...