Over the course of the entire shutdown, I have wonder multiple times if music artists are enjoying themselves. I wonder if they are either making the most of their time with family and friends, or are they going completely insane not being able to perform in front of a crowd of screaming fans each night. There have been lots of artists that have been releasing "socially distanced" music videos. This is when the band members will jump on Zoom and perform songs together via the internet. I have seen a ton a good cover songs performed as well as a bunch of crazy collaborations. But, it is clear that the artist need to find ways to perform even during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, in Idaho, Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 is spending time with the family. Enjoying some summertime fun on Redfish Lake. Mark recently posted on Instagram a short video of him trying to rescue a frightened pronghorn antelope (which he refers to as a deer) from the lake.

He says in his Instagram post

Found a deer in the MIDDLE OF THE LAKE today. No idea how it got there. It was panicked, shivering, panting, tired, swimming in circles. I got on the swim step and we pulled up alongside it and I was able to get my arms around the bottom of its neck and tried to pull it up but it was too heavy. So for twenty minutes we slowly shepherded this deer across the lake, like herding goats in Twilight Princess, to the nearest shore. We got there and the deer stumbled out of the water, looked back at us for a few seconds, and bounded off into the woods. We saved a deer today!!


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