5–10-08 Mr. Small’s Fun­house, Mil­l­vale, PA poster by David Singer

5/10/08 Moonalice poster by David SingerMay 10, 2008 Mr. Small’s Fun­house, Mil­l­vale, PA
Moon­al­ice poster by David Singer

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the tribe revered chil­dren of mul­ti­ple births. Twins are spe­cial. Triplets are one and a half times as spe­cial. When there are more than three born together, the tribe stops every­thing and declares a regional hol­i­day on the birth­day. In Penn­syl­va­nia, the biggest Kahuna of baby hol­i­days is for the Gos­selin Sex­tu­plets, who are — you guessed it — triply spe­cial. Alexis, Han­nah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel were chris­tened the Her­shey Kisses, on account of where they were born on May 10, 2004. This was their day; we’re just lucky to be part of it.

Today is also the 136th anniver­sary of the nom­i­na­tion of the first woman to run for pres­i­dent. Her name was Vic­to­ria Wood­hull and she was noth­ing short of amaz­ing. She made a for­tune on Wall Street with her sis­ter, the first women bro­kers in stock exchange his­tory. Then she ded­i­cated her­self to two propo­si­tions: women’s suf­frage and free love. Those of you who are expe­ri­enced in the Moon­al­ice Leg­end can prob­a­bly tell where this is going. Vic­to­ria was not pop­u­lar with other lead­ers of the suf­frage move­ment — such as Susan B. Anthony, who appar­ently had a prob­lem with the free love part — but Vickie was REALLY pop­u­lar with Moon­al­ice tribe mem­bers. Still is. We’re hop­ing she runs again.

Three mem­bers of Tea Leaf Green joined us on stage for the final song of this great east coast tour. We love TLG and look for­ward to tour­ing with them again soon.


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