AP: Middlebury, VT – Fire and Ice Restaurant in Middlebury, Vermont, has taken the lead by hiring a cabaret singer instead of a bearded guitarist. They are the first establishment in the state to provide their customers with an alternative to folk music sing-a-longs and Skin Head acid-rock covers. This picture, in focus, provides a clue. These people are nuts, but in a good way. I wasn’t sure whether to accept the unprecedented offer until I tasted their end-cuts. Negotiations are still under way. If I must live in Bridport, I will need an All-I-can-Drink complimentary bar pass to be used on nights when I am not performing, and for safety’s sake, an on-site futon mattress pad.