Ross and Valina will go live, at 6pm central time, on Saturday April 4, on the Valina Polka facebook page. Join them for fun music, and a little virtual interactive fun! They miss you all, and hope this brings you something fun for the weekend when you otherwise might have been at a dancehall somewhere in Texas. Prost Y'all! Polka On!
This is an incredibly difficult time for everyone on this planet. Small business, small restaurants, event planners, people in the service industry, and musicians are getting an extra hard hit by the current shut downs. That is nowhere near as painful as the loss of a family member or a loved one that could be avoided by keeping our distance, and being patient through this "hold" in time. So while we're weathering the storm, we are thankful for everyone staying home to keep our fellow citizens healthy!
For the band, things are very uncertain. They don't know if the restaurants and events they play for will make it through. They don't know when things will open up again allowing them to play public shows. They don't know if the trip Valina has spent months designing, planning, and purchasing advertisement for will be able to happen as planned, if at all. Of course, over time, these uncertainties will work themselves out, they always do. But in the meantime, Valina has been writing songs, cleaning and organizing while Ross has continued to work on learning the new equipment the band invested in early this year. Ross is also planting fruit trees he's been nurturing in pots for the past few years. They've both been rehearsing, hopeful things will turn around in a month or so. They plan on putting some things online for you soon too. They are mostly using social media (facebook) and youtube to do these videos, and they hope you'll tune in for some of the fun.
They want you to know that they appreciate ALL of your support, whether it be by e-mail notes, writing a positive review on the guestbook below, or on facebook, by supporting a restaurant they perform (The Sauer Kraut Grill is offering take out, Rudi Lechner's is temporarily closed), or by sharing their videos with your friends online. If you have the means and would like to contribute to help keep the music going, they would love your help. (At this time they can only accept checks, it's the only way this old fashioned couple does things) if you wish to contribute, make a check to Das Ist Lustig, PO Box 424, Sugar Land, Texas, 77487.
ALL forms of support, not just monetary, are crucial at a time like this, and that support goes in all directions. Music can help get us all through these times, and Das Ist Lustig is committed to keeping the happy music flowing for you!