I believe we had a first at the Market last Sunday - a steampunk band graced the field with some thoroughly enjoyable music. Those who read the newsletter would have been prepared for the experience, for it said - and I quote - “Imagine a world where airships roam the skies, steam powers Rube Goldberg-inspired contraptions. Imagine a universe where both fictional and non-fictional characters can exist. A place where both men and woman are equally capable, strong, intelligent and frequently mysterious. Imagine a talented collective of musicians, composers and artists who bring these visions to life in a unique musical mélange that is lyrically, musically, and visually evocative. This is ‘Night Watch Paradox!’”
Night Watch Paradox in Action
The music inspired me to express my feelings with an unusual camera angle. In the foreground you can see a flyer for the band’s next gig, a steampunk Hallowe’en in Ellicott City.
A Swiftly Tilting Paradox
Their audience included two Sensitive New Age Dads (with apologies to another fine songwriter, Christine Lavin).
And to signal that Fall has really, truly arrived, a pumpkin family.
Follow the Pumpkin
Chef Susan Callahan made a return engagement with two of her students from The Universities at Shady Grove culinary program. They prepared Butternut Squash Soup with Cheese Croutons, perfect for a slightly chilly day. In a continuing trend for Market chefs, she also put her spouse to work.
Chef Susan and Student Daniel
One Family Gets a Preview From Susan’s Husband Paul
Chef Susan Talks To The Audience
Showing Off Her Knife Skills
Edgar Preps While Chef Susan Talks (Note Anne’s Sign!)
She used Shepherd Manor cheese, Atwater’s bread and oil from All Things Olive in her demo.
Chef Susan, being a teacher, showed a perfect blend of demonstration and engagement. And the soup was delicious! We hope to schedule her again next season.