Discovering a musical gem at Dewey Mountain

His voice, it's like a combination of Jesus Christ and Fergie. - Real actual quote from an onlooker at the Dewey Mountain Ski Jam, Jan. 9, 2009. Okay, so maybe it's not a real, actual quote. Maybe it's a direct quote from Dale Doback, as played by John C. Reilly in the film Step Brothers. So what? If someone had said that, it would have been the most amazing thing. Ever.

One of the best things about living in the Adirondacks is that every once in a while, you discover something really cool, and it makes the solitude and cold weather and utter lack of diversity okay, even for just one night.

I don't mean any of those things, of course. It just sets up this column really nicely, and it makes me sound like some old curmudgeon, like Andy Rooney.

Anyway, I'm short on time this week so I'm utilizing several strategies that allow me to fill up space quickly. First off, I've begun my column with a lengthy pseudo-epigraph. Secondly, I've included a picture and a caption at the bottom of my column. And thirdly, I've spent one whole paragraph explaining my approach to this week's column.

Here's what I'm getting at: if you see Steve Langdon's name associated with any sort of musical event in the Adirondacks, go. He's an outstanding guitar player and has the voice like, well, Jesus Christ and Fergie combined.

Steve, if you read this (and at this point, I'm fairly certain that you will) please: play more often. Fergie-Ferg implores you.

Chris Morris is the news editor at Denton Publications. He can be reached at chrism@denpubs.com

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