Glad to hear you'll be coming down next Sunday, guess I'll see you at Quinn's before then. I told several folks about Mudcat tonight, so we may hear from some other Bay Area folk on these threads soonly.
Don't worry for a minute about the thickness of my skin when it comes to bodhran ribbing-- I definately take it in good fun. For me it comes with the territory like blonde jokes and Southern jokes. I'm a one-stop, full-service joke opportunity center. Fortunately for me, I don't get most of 'em-- I either get confused by y'alls funny accent or I can't hear over the bodhran playing.
Personal favorites include:
How do you know a blonde has been using the computer? White-out on the screen.
If a married couple in Georgia get divorced, are they still legally brother and sister?
What's the correct instrument to play a bodhran with? An open pen knife.
It's all funny to you folks until a crime is committed: Tonight at the session I left my bodhran in the car (unlocked) for just a minute. Somebody broke in and left another one. ba da BUM (rim shot)
Got plenty of olive oil for my thin skin, take your best shot buddy... :)