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GUEST,SINSULL 05 Nov 07 - 01:32 PM
John MacKenzie 05 Nov 07 - 01:48 PM
Maryrrf 05 Nov 07 - 02:27 PM
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Subject: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 08:31 AM

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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 10:09 AM

Some of the Gotten Away stay over into Monday; some go home Sunday and sleep for several days; some are up and at it, at work, Monday AM, and swamped in the work-world.

And some are still "processing" the event; I know that when I go to a "top of the mountain" workshop, it feels like I'm still there days later, as long as I don't try to talk about it.

The "reports" won't matter much anyway; despite the considerable writing talents of many of the weekend's habitues, I'm pretty sure words don't really do it justice.

So-- welcome back, Getaway crowd. Hope you had a good time, and sorry it ended so soon! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,SINSULL
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 01:32 PM

We are waiting with breath bated for an update. Were John Roberts and Gordon Bok spectacular? How went the Passion Play or was it Punch and Judy? Did tiny little Linda Goodman make an intimidating dragon? Did everyone wear their tacky plastic Peace symbols? Was the food served with utensils this year? How late did you all play on Saturday night? And where?
Best workshop? Best parody? (I understand The Shanty Man Who Never Went To Sea went over well.)Did Micca reamain clothed at all times? How was the auction?
Come on guys. I have so little in my life to hang on to...
SINS, at work


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 01:48 PM

I know how that feels Sins.
G


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 02:27 PM

Well I am back but barely had time to drop my stuff off at home and rush right in to the office. The weather was fine, the workshops great, but in my case I wasn't able to do hardly any singing because of a cold, which was a downer for me. The Mummers play was a big hit - very nicely done. I'm sure you'll be hearing from others as they straggle in - I must get back to the fruits and nuts here at work.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 02:29 PM

I just got home and am too tired to answer Sinsull's questions at length. But for her first batch: Yes. Well. No. No. Yes. 5 a.m. (EST). Everywhere.

--she wasn't there, so she'll have to wait to find out details about how it was unitl we catch up on sleep enough to type! The weather was perfect. The music was amazing. The camp now has some wireless internet access from some places.

The 2008 dates will be October 3-6, 2008.
The 2009 dates will be October 2-5, 2009.

Put it on your calendars.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 02:34 PM

It.....was.....fine. Pics....were...taken....many stories....more when brain can focus.

   I drove home without wrecking car...that means I quit having fun just in time to get a wee bit of sleep.

(and BOY, that Amos can play guitar...and Leej can play mouth harp....they were almost inspirational enough to make ME practice something...)

now, it's time for the nap workshop.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 02:54 PM

It's quite funny how short the BS section is this morning. I was wondering why that might be and between Getaway and NOMAD, suddenly I understand.

~ Becky in Tucson
back from neither, but psyching up for dance camp this coming weekend...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Fortunato
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 03:09 PM

First, thanks to all the organizers, the Getaway was well-organized and well-programed.

> Maryrrf may feel she was not in her best voice, but her performance of House Carpenter to kick off the Ballad Workshop was very beautiful. Her tastefully spare guitar accompaniment spread a precise underpinning for lyrics presented with economy and beauty.

> Andy Wallace came and lent some good tunes and songs to the days and brought back memories of Getaways long past.

> Joe Newberry did an extra-fine mini, with a couple of his own tunes that broaden and enhance the tradition, and mighty good banjo playing. I enjoyed a bit of picking with him.

> The starch that too often passed for food, miserly portions and 'wipe your own tables to boot', detracted from an otherwise good experience. It is a lovely setting, and the facilities are adequate, but I feel the kitchen could do a little better. Canned vegetables and fruit are way too 1950's, folks, and we know a bit more about nutrition in this century. Serving portions with an icecream scoop is frankly parsimonious. I'd be ashamed.

On balance, Susette and I had a good time, and we'll be back I'm sure for the music and friends, but I might bring a picnic basket.
cheers, chance


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 04:13 PM

Just home with enough time to boot up before I go pick up my youngin'.

It was GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

And boy is it hard to be back in the real world.

More tonight (if I can stay awake, that is.)

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 04:21 PM

where are the pictures ?

All the best skarpi


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Charmion
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:22 PM

Edmund and I are in a generously equipped (free Internet) Comfort Inn somewhere on the northern fringe of Binghamton NY. We had a great time at the Getaway. Thanks, Charlie!

I just checked in with my brother by phone and learned that our very creaky but exceedingly cute cat Lucy died in our absence at the age of well over 15, which rather takes the shine off the trip. She has been ailing for more than a year -- major surgery in September '06 for a big and very malignant mammary tumour -- and in her customary quiet way she shuffled off this mortal coil sometime between the cat-sitter's Saturday and Sunday visits. By now, the other house moggies -- Bill and Perdita -- must have noticed that she is no longer claiming space at the kibble dish.

I see that Wincing Devil has posted a bunch of pix, some of them including me ... must look.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Susan A-R
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:31 PM

I obviously have to keep track of Getaway line ups better in the future. They are all great, and I hate to miss 'em, but Gordon Bok, John Roberts and Joe Newbury. WAAAAAAHHHH!! And I was so close too. Didn't realize all of the good things I was missing until I was back in VT with the cat planted firmly on my chest saying "STAY HEEEEERRRRRRRRRRE. Next year, without fail.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:49 PM

The Getaway was just a tad smaller this year, but in many ways that made it better, more intimate. I was suffering from the general crap of fall (not sure if it was a cold, or just allergies) so left about 1/2 through the Saturday concert, went home, went to bed). However, what I observed from when I was there was very good.

I think this year the Mudcatters and FSGW folks are truly one. Friendships have matured and cross pollination has taken place. That in and of itself made it a good getaway.

What was that 3 stringed instrument that Gordon Bok was playing in his mini-concert?

My favorite song of the weekend was Dottie Hurlie's Moonlight Savings Time. Dottie do you have the lyrics/chords? Can you post them?

Dragon was Awesome! Watch out!

Sorry I missed the Saturday night jam and ALL of Sunday. Next Year.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 08:55 PM

Really hoping Bill D and others took a bunch of pictures. Unlike last year, I took very few (too busy having fun:>)

The music and the fellowship was just as wonderful as ever. The food was even worse than last year. But the cabins are comfortable, the showers are good, and the setting is pretty.

I do wish I had a picture of Joe Offer gracefully reclined on the couch in our cabin in a pin-up girl pose. The camera, fortunately, would not have captured the sound of his gentle snores when he dozed off in the middle of the joke he was telling.

A few random impressions....Dan and Geeta's baby is just as beautiful as you might expect him to be, and seemed to take his first Getaway right in stride....Nancy King, the proud Grandma, did a song that I have got to learn "A Satisfied Mind"....wish I had a copy of LEJ's song notebook....he said he was rusty on Harmonica - which means he must be absolutely phenomenal when all the way up to speed....lots of good stuff at the concerts, but my absolute fave was Charlie Baum's "Pharoah"....Clairebear is a tiny little woman under 5'tall with a 10' ft tall voice....even if I didn't love him, I'd want to hug Kendell, just to get a chance to pet his coat....How Amos can possibly know that many songs and play and sing them so well is beyond me...

Most important impression....The Getaway continues to be a weekend of musical empowerment and magic that is no more than a reflection of the love of music, generosity of spirit, and and vision of the people who are the FSGW. My heartfelt thanks to all of you.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 09:23 PM

Oh, moan. Oh, moan. Just what I was afraid of. I had a good weekend but nothing like that. Next year, for sure.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Micca
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 10:39 PM

I have a few pix which I will post asap, including some of the M*****s Play taken by Charmion and the Turkish Knight wore BLUE(NOT PINK)!!! I am in NJ now on my way North. after a wonderful Getaway. (my 6th) I might have to Join FSGW at this rate, to whom I offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks for their welcome, tolerence , indulgence and general friendlieness, as someone says elsewhere, there was NO sense of FSGW and Guests, but we were just all Festival goers having agood Time!!!, more later when I am in "working order"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: KT
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 10:59 PM

Smile......sounds wonderful! Glad you all had a great time! Can't wait to hear more!
Micca, give Tinker a hug for me, will you?

KT


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 11:45 PM

Came back happy but SO tired! Having daylight (moonlight) savings time switch during the weekend complicated things a bit. I was required to come back straight to work this afternoon just to cover the telephones, since all the other underlings had to take off at 3pm. First thing I had to do was make 15 xerox copies for the Director, and it took me - I swear - five minutes to figure out how to make back-to-back stapled copies. I kept doing it wrong.

So then I knew I was one shoe shy of a pair and I'd better not try anything more complicated than saying "Thank you" to people's RSVP's for a dinner on Friday. I was on the knife-edge of tearing up and helpless laughter all day.

This Getaway was wonderful, memorable, and you absent people were toasted and very sharply missed, and referred to many times. The movie is still playing over in my head....

--Linda


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: lisa null
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 12:51 AM

This year was the best ever as far as I'm concerned -- beautiful sky with the sun sparkling on the marina. The mudcatters and the locals had become one community. There were wonderful newcomers caught up in the excitement of discovering kindred songs and souls. I never felt more at home and more supported as a singer and as a person. Some highliughts: Amiel Schotz's storytelling, the chants and worksongs by Barry Finn and Ken Schatz, John Roberts' ability to be brilliant and joyful, Janie's Katrina song, Coleen Cleveland's growing repertoire, Penny Anderson's style, and a fellow named "Will" who was lured to the festival by Lucy Goldberg who met him while traveling here by train. I reunited with old friends and had the pleasure of meeting an internet penpal hot off the Omaha rez. The music went on and on -- I don't think I fell asleep before three AM any night.
If I hadn't been scraped off the chair and carried home I'd still be there, singing to the memories.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007 (PIX!)
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 12:54 AM

The pictures are HERE. I tried to avoid flash as much as I could, so some of the pictures are grainy. The pictures of Micca are ALWAYS grainy. (Hee-Hee-Hee!)

Please feel free to use the "Suggest Caption" box on the enlargement page to identify my good friends whose names I missed (CRAFT strikes again!)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:01 AM

HELPS IF I GIVE THE RIGHT LINK!!!!!

http://www.wincingdevil.com/FSGWGetaway07/


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: KT
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 02:52 AM

Great to see the pics, WD! Next best thing to being there!! Thanks for sharing them!
KT


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 03:33 AM

Now, the hit of the weekend was Kendall's black leather coat. Women fawn over him anyhow - but when he was wearing that coat, none of the rest of us men got any attention at all. It's just not fair.

I have to admit, it's a nice coat. After word got out, we men took to stroking it, too....

Nice coat, Kendall!!!



....and a good time was had by all, but I really missed a number of wonderful people like Dani, KT, Ebbie, SINSULL, Susan A-R, and a few others. Hmmm. I guess it's mostly the women I notice...

I got to the "humorous songs" workshop late, while Gordon Bok was reciting "Kendall and the Kitchen," a parody of "Peter Kagan and the Wind." I stopped Gordon later and told him my first impression was that it felt nice that Gordon Bok wrote doggerel, too. Gordon said it was written by SINSULL, and Jackie talked him into doing it. Well, hell, I knew that SINSULL wrote doggerel....
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: CET
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:23 AM

Vince:

Thanks for the pics from me, too.

I owe thanks to too many other people to mention.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:48 AM

great pics, now I have a few more faces for Mudcatters.

I'm currently listening to Lisa Null's Feathered Maiden & loving it.

5 CDs arrived from Camsco today including The Feathered Maiden plus 2 by Jon Bartlett, 1 by John Roberts & 1 by John Coffin.

I'm also eagerly awaiting 6 CDs from Sandy Paton.

where would I be without Mudcat?

sandra


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 09:49 AM

We got home last night after a very long drive and just collapsed into bed. Today it's cold and wet and windy here in Maine (the weather, not the dog for a change) but who cares? We're still pretty high from all the weekend fun. (Sorry Ebbie).

Highlights of the weekend for me? In no particular order - Kendall's performances at both the Saturday and Sunday night concerts, Gordon doing Captain Kendall and the Kitchen - sorry Mary, you missed it again, John Roberts doing Carrying Nelson Home at a very late night sing on Sunday night...... I'll think of more when my brain starts functioning again!

I've put my pics of the weekend here. Sorry about the quality of some of them - it's a basic point and shoot. I haven't got any captions yet but will try and remedy that in time.

Many thanks to the FSGW for giving us the opportunity to have so much fun (sorry Ebbie) and to meet so many lovely people. Kendall won't move out of Maine - how about all you lovely folk come live up here?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:08 AM

I would say it was a spectacular Getaway. I am still ringing. Gordon was beautiful, the voices all across the camp were fine, the jams were riproaring wunnerful. Kendall with half a voice tells a better story than most folks do with a voice and a half, and he brought the house down. He and Jacqui did a combination performance on "Phoebe Snow" which was a proper tear-jerker, I tell ya.

One of the most beautiful sights during the Getaway, which really came home to me this time, is watching the flowering of people who have discovered they really can sing and they don't evaporate or something when doing so in public; they start shy and then bloom out and get stronger and stronger because they have an environment which makes it safe to do so.

I will add to the pictures when I can. I have one in particular of the Bad Boys from the Maine Shore fighting over Jacqui which will perhaps become very valuable some day.... :D


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: beardedbruce
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:15 AM

Now, now, Amos: NO blackmail unles the scholarship fund gets a cut!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 11:20 AM

Oh, and newcomer ClaireBear was there and in wonderful voice. I would point out, however, that she is a truly EVIL lady, a fact that can be attested to by ranger1 in particular.

Shame she lives in California - she really belongs in Maine!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 11:23 AM

Amos- That's exactly the environment needed to encourage those of us who haven't sung for others much. I've been singing old songs and writing new ones for years, I sing at church and in a wonderful folk chorus, but it is still hard to go to a singaround and just sing out for myself. I'd love to experience that at the Getaway.

Sinsull's song circles offer a similar atmosphere. Now if I can only take time away from setting up the greenhouse and potting up plants and spend it on relearning the songs I used to know...

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 12:00 PM

Bill D has to get in gear and gather up and post all of Dariell's (sp?) photos.   


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 12:33 PM

BTW, one of the nicest surprises was Gordon' miniconcert. It was none of what you would have expected; he detailed his involvement with eastern European languages and songs which started many years ago, and he sang several mysterious and beautiful modal numbers which he played on a____ (forgot the name of the isntrument._. The man is amazing.I wish I could get a transcript of his story that day.

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:16 PM

Bill D has to convince Darriel to SEND me his pictures. He usually just puts 'em on a CD for us..I'll see if I can hasten the process.

I'll try to get a bunch of mine up later today.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: kendall
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:16 PM

I went to the Getaway with strong reservations because of the voice problem. I didn't need to worry, it was fantastic.I used to think people liked me because I can entertain, and this weekend I found out that it's not my performing they like, but a black leather coat! I'm not going to list all of the people I enjoyed, but I get to sleep with one of them. And that's as far as I go on that road! That cellar is wet and cold today, so I have to watch my tongue.

I don't know how I gained 4 pounds on the food they served but I did.The "Bitch in the box" kept trying to take us where we didn't want to go, that is, into run down towns paved with foot deep pot holes.Come to find out, she was programmed for the shortest route, not the best route.

By the way, Charlie Baum told me about a better route which we took. To Annapolis, across the bridge into Delaware and up to the Jersey turnpike instead of going back through Baltimore. Thanks again, Charlie.

It was a great weekend.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: beardedbruce
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:21 PM

Kendall did win the best leather coat award, hands down.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Severn
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:32 PM

Why award him another, Bruce? He has a perfectly good leather coat already! Should he be two ahead of the rest of us? I can't be suede by that argument!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 02:30 PM

I don't know, Severn. But I think you should definitely hide after that last joke.

I have suffered inestimable damage to my psyche from the vast selection of puns offered at the Getaway. The first few were announced rather hesitantly by those in attendance, but as those were met with an escalating level of shocked approval, we were soon involved in a pun-making exhibition that would put a Star-Trek Convention to shame.

My favorite moments from the Getaway...a rousing rendition of Key to the Highway at the Saturday Night Peace Jam...Amos, in characteristic canvas hat, fleece boots, and beat-to-hell jeans, strolling through the grounds at twilight, grinning, with his Martin over his shoulder... Mr Schotz putting tears in my eyes with his Scots belly-button joke...Linda Goodman putting tears in my eyes with her ladle...being presented with my brand new Mustang...Carl's jazzy rendition of Georgia...Dick G's banjo lesson...the Temptress and her Concertina...Gordon's old Russian melodies...Wye...harmonizing with Lucy G on "Home Sings Me"...the Contra Band...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 02:37 PM

Another high point. Having my first cuddle with young Kiran Schatz. Hopefully one of many he will have for his Nanny Jacqui over the years. Oh, and if Big Mick is reading through this thread, I even got to changing the little lad's diaper, something, I am told on good authority, that you were in grave dereliction regarding.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 02:40 PM

Was Hatu Kara one of the songs Gordon played? I'll have to ask him what instrument he was playing.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 03:41 PM

I believe it was, but the language was quite strange to my ear, so my instncts may be all of. The instrument was nylon stringed and fretless, or with tied on frets; he mentioned that it is called -- in RUssian -- something like orbug or thereabouts. I wish my short-term memory would stop screwing around with me. Or p'raps it's my own damn fault for letting all those guys ply me with strong waters.



A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,SINS
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 04:08 PM

Horror of Horrors!!! Jacqui never distributed the birthday gifts. Damn! That means two apiece next year.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 04:13 PM

Amos- If I see Gordon tonight I'll ask him- and I'll write it down so I don't forget!

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 04:27 PM

Maeve:

I'm also interested in Gordon's instrument and how it was tuned. It had diatonic frets like a dulcimer, 3 strings, and a triangular shape. Looked a lot like a BALALAIKA but that's not what Gordon called it. Didn't have the shape of a typical Domra. 'tis a mystery.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 04:40 PM

GutBucketeer- I'll ask him when I see him; perhaps tonight. You've got me wondering, too.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,Dan's laptop
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:06 PM

It was a wonderful Getaway, as always. I thoroughly enjoyed the "Strangers in a Strange Land" workshop, which I co-led with Severn (whose brainchild it was). Who would have thought that songs of cultural adjustment would include "Thomas the Rhymer?" But it absolutely qualified. Gordon Bok came and sang "In the Kind Land" for that workshop as well. It was delightful to see Kendall again, and the duet on "Phoebe Snow" was phenomenal. You could tell Kendall was right there with it. Kathy Westra's "A Place In My Heart" workshop - what I was able to get to of it - was also especially lovely. Sylvia Herold is one of my new favorite performers!

Gordon's rendition of "Kendall and the Kitchen" has already been mentioned. It's the second time I've heard Gordon do that - with Kendall there, both times - but this time I have photographs of Kendall's reaction. Kendall, how much will you donate to the Mudcat or Getaway scholarship fund (your choice) for me not to post them?

And of course, Kiran thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone, having Nanny Jaqcui change his diaper, and getting cuddled by everyone. He did, however, note that many of those who talked Big about cuddling him, seeing him, and changing nappies somehow found somewhere else to be this year. Harumph! We missed you.

Thank you to all who put the weekend together!

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: ranger1
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:17 PM

Hmmm...where to begin? Kendall's coat has been mentioned, but the look on his face when George Stephens rubbed his coat was priceless! Gordon's workshop on the Kalmyk people and their music was fascinating, Chance threatening to smother a snoring Micca with a pillow at 7:30 AM, meeting Clairebear, Charlie Baum teleporting from place to place and Linda Goodman being everywhere at once making sure there was edible food in the retreat center at all times, and seeing all the wonderful people that I only get to see once or twice a year. Sitting with a table full of people all singing along with Amos when he did Vincent Black Lightning. You get the picture. Oh, and did I mention Kendall's coat?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:26 PM

Well, gol danged...

I din't know that the Capt'n was goin' to be there... Last I heard he wasn't... That's when I said to myself, "Weel, then heck with it..."

Now, not only did he show but he made the big fashion statement as well...

Ya; have anything on under the leather, Capt'n???

Nevernmind that one... I really don't need to know...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Tinker
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:57 PM

And as we caressed the coat he was heard to say,

"I should have bought the pants......"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:01 PM

If you can handle a Quicktime .mov slideshow, here's a few pictures, including a favorite showing Kendall and Gordon having a tug-o'-war over Jacqui.

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Tinker
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:02 PM

Okay, now I'm competing with three teenagers and Micca for computer time...

Now Joe sent out the opening volley on the Captn's coat, but after moaning about the lopsided attention distributed to the Capt'n we dear ladies discovered Joe's coat of denim and shearlin'.... Not as smooth as Kendall but definately fun. There's a picture there too...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:07 PM

Very nice show, Amos! That gives good images of the camp, as well as people.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:36 PM

Great set of pictures Amos! I would love a copy of the one with Kendall and Gordon. Pretty please?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: adventure
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:38 PM

Kendall,

I have leather pants and damn, they are worth the price.

They are a little worn, though.

Sounds like you all had great fun. We are glad to hear things went well.

See you soon.

Doryman and his mate.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 07:00 PM

Gordon Bok did an entire set on his adventures in researching and preserving Kalmyk music. The instrument he had with him was a dombra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dombra ), related to the Russian domra.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for straightening out my memory cells on the Kamlyk (that was the word I was trying to remember) music Gordon presented. What was amazing was to hear the voice I had learned to identify with schooners and the Down East world suddenly intoning this guttural klezmer-like semi-tonal music with what seemed (to my uneducated ears) as impeccable intonation. Had me goin' some. It was deeply touching in an unexpected way.

Jacqui, I'll email you the phtos with Gordon.

I challenege ALL a'youse to plan for certain next October's Getaway. You listening, Bobert, Mick, Ebby, KT, Dani, et al? Don't make me come over there...


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 09:54 PM

Amos- Yes, what Charlie said! Gordon's renditions are moving. The Kamlyk songs are also wonderful, although challenging, to sing in harmony.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:11 PM

Ok...here's most of mine. A few were too similar, too blurry, too unflattering..*grin*...

Getaway 2007
(note the "zoom" button for full size images under each image)
I did NOT label them yet, as I would never have gotten them up if I had tried. You will know a lot of names from other posts, and I will gradually make labels and comments as I can think about them.

Oh....I did hand the camera to Roger Himler for 2 special pics late in the list, as I wanted to preserve the moment....you will guess which ones.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:23 PM

Somehow, I managed to miss one of the Mummer's play 1st time....so I added it at the end...as it illustrates "the end" of The Cruel Turk.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Tinker
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:52 PM

Thanks Bill, there are some fine moments captured there...

I too sat for my turn with Kirn ... his proud Dad snapped photos with several of us enjoying time with the bright and beautiful young man. Dan's promised to post the beginnings of Kirn's Grand Mudcat Introduction....

Laughter, Hugs and Stories seem to drift to mind over and over again.

Dennis Cook (DR) and Micca (Turkish Knight) adlibing through the mummer's play.
Maria explaining the "Ladies of the Club" number to her mother while Judy Cook and I managed to look sheepish (and proud) all at the same time.

And the to be unnamed confessor who admitted to me that they thought Hannah Johnson was really just selling a mule...

Oh and people complaining about the heat... Now that was a novel Getaway experience.

I'm ready to go back....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 11:03 PM

The eclectic mix of music and interests that are represented at the Getaway is such an opportunity for dillitantes like me to listen, learn and enjoy. It is so much fun when the mixing and matching of the different branches start up in the jams and song circles, and the common root begins to emerge.

The atmosphere of acceptance, encouragement, support and respect for what each person brings to share musically is the hallmark of this wonderful event. It not just a celebration of folk music. It is a celebration of the music in every person, and an invitation to each person to allow the music in each of us to find it's way into the world.

Oh, and Amos does have a brand new Tilley hat, the exact model as last year, only nice and shiny and new. He did not, however, drop it into the waters of West River to see if it really does float....nor his guitar either.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 12:03 AM

After having eaten the food last year I decided the safest way was to opt out of the food this time and take care of myself via sandwiches and bits and pieces (the bts and pieces were particularly delicious....). Not to whine -- and I know it is hard to feed large numbers of people but from what I heard, the food was even worse this year which is hard to imagine.

Wonderful weekend...thanks to all who arranged it.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 01:01 AM

I'd love to write something here but I'd have to write for at least half an hour to mention all the moments that stand out in my mind. Kendall and Jacqui doing Phoebe Snow. Darriel's photo of Kendall in The Jacket and The Hat, sitting on a bench by the river. Janie's song in the Songs from the Hills workshop, in fact anything Janie sang that I got to hear. The Saturday jam in the dining hall, featuring Amos, Lonesome EJ, Keith Baldwin (who came all the way from Oregon) and Carl-whose-last-name-I-dont-know, among others.

Edmund's version of Danny Deever, and Charmion's version of The D-Day Dodgers. Every moment of the mummer's play, but especially Dennis and Micca's heated exchange of insults (ad-libbed, apparently).

Sunday late-night singing was some of the best. I got to sing two old favorites with David on harp and Ron on viola. One of them, Starlight on the Rails, was a request from Ron that I hadn't sung in years but it used to be a Getaway standard for a few of us, back when we were at Camp Letts.

Later, back at the Retreat Center, I ended up staying up until 3 for some mostly unaccompanied singing. Highlights: Lisa Null singing almost anything, Penny Anderson lining out and singing a Primitive Baptist hymn with several of us joining in -- quite an experience, it's a beautiful and difficult singing style and Penny was so-o-o-o good at it -- followed by John Roberts singing "Just a Picture from Life's Other Side" with banjo accompaniment to keep up the American Trad mood.

BTW Darriel's photos are great but as Bill says, we aren't likely to get them before Thanksgiving. Sigh....

Rita F


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 06:02 AM

"He did not, however, drop it into the waters of West River to see if it really does float....nor his guitar either."


Hey! His guitar is a Martin D-35- at worst, it would be laid reverently upon the water ( in the hope it would, breadlike, be returned manyfold)


But it sounds way too nice to do that.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 06:31 AM

I'd be looking at how far from shore it had to float before I (if I'd been there) had salvage rights...
Did anyone record the play for a possible Youtube showing?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 10:31 AM

Jeri....Wincing Devil's camera video shut down early, so he wasn't able to do it, and I don't think Tinker was set up for recording this year....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 10:59 AM

The gospel sing was one I had to miss because it was concurrent with a session I was co-facilitating. How was it?

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Celtaddict
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 11:20 AM

When I realized I could not come, I just KNEW I would be sorry to miss all the good people, good music, and good times. Now you tell me GORDON BOK was there too? Now I can't go look at the photos for sobbing.....
Maybe next year.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 11:54 AM

Well, even though I will miss this year's video, I appreciate ALL the photos posted. I think it may be a new record for numbers of pix so quickly.

And once again, it looks like a fine time was had by all (except for the occasional illneses here and there). Every year I swear we're coming and every year brings on a fresh "disaster" that either takes our time or our money or, like this year, most of both.

And BILL D.----If any of the shots from Columbus came out, can you send me copies in whatever format? I have another thing too, so I'm sending a PM anyway.

GREAT PIX FOLKS!!! THANKS!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 11:57 AM

The Gospel Session was terrific, Janie. Everything from Sacred Harp to Bluegrass to New Orleans to the Old Regular Baptist traditions. At times it felt like I was sitting in church down in my Grandmother's hometown of Brodhead Kentucky.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 11:59 AM

I'm curious if Keith Baldwin, the guitarist and singer from Oregon, posts on Mudcat. Anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 12:14 PM

I don't think he does, LEJ, though I wish he would. I may have an e-mail address for him. Let me know if you would like for me to check.

Me sad me missed the Gospel sing. It is always one of my favorites cuz it generally really rocks! Sounds like this year was no exception.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 01:05 PM

The brain is slightly more into gear now. I want to say thank you to the brave souls who took part in the Mummers play. Cast as follows:-

St George          - Maria Fakhoury
The Dragon         - Claire Norman
Turkish Knight    - Micca Patterson
Doctor             - Dennis Cook
The Fool          - Kathy DeWalt
Egyptian Princess - Deborah Coward
Old Woman          - Jacqui Morse

This was something that I had wanted to do for a couple of years and it was so good to have a group of people who put so much fun into it. Thank you all.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 02:06 PM

It was a terrific production, Jacqui! Well done to all who participated. Much better than being You-Tubed galloping about on an inflatable horse and yipping, from my personal viewpoint. ;>) Well, less embarassing anyway!! The adlibs were tremendous!!


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,ClaireBear, visiting someone
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 03:38 PM

It was wonderful! Thanks to the putter-onners (how would one spell that correctly, I wonder?) and to those -- you know who you are -- who made such an indelible and wonderful impression on my spirit this weekend.

Being Jacqui's dragon was terrific fun, though I expired prematurely and then had to deliver my lines from a reclining position. I claim this was Micca's fault, as he had advised me to play it as though I'd just had 12 pints at the pub.

I'll be home next week and will start PMing my new pals like mad. In the meantime, hello to everyone -- hope you all got safely home with memories at least half as grand as mine!

Claire


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 04:40 PM

Well, I was pleased to pick up a copy o Elizabeth LaPerelle's most recent CD Lizard In The Spring", yup, that was a highlight in it's self. The most enjoyable time I had was singing with Ken Shatz, espically during the concert when we did "Ol Dollar Mammy" a prison worksong. Amos's rendition of Richard Thomson's "Vincent 52" was great, would've had RT green with envy. It was so nice to see & hear so many West/Left Coasters this yr. Loni, Amos, Joe, got to meet & hear Claire who should've meet & sang 25 yrs ago & espically Slyvia who I did know & sing with 25yrs ago, she's always a joy to see & hear, as many found out. It seemed that quite a few new singers were getting their feet wet which is great to hear & the amount of fine musicians & singers is always staggering & surprizing when you (or me anyway) think that it can't get better & it does, excepting for the food, maybe but I for one wasn't expecting much on that front anyway & from the pictures I've seen I can stand to lose the weight.
It was a bit thin with Mudcatter's (wimps, all of ya) but it was no worst because of it, for sure, the Maryland crowd is most welcoming & talented that the missing were not lost as their spirits were there with the rest of us. Fancy, Nancy King with a now 3rd generation of cuties attending , Nancy you're one lucky doll with that troop of yours. I don't know why Kendall, with hardly a voice, had such strong reservations about going? Kendall, the rest of us mere mortals come in both arms dragging in whatever it is we're armed to the teeth with & all vocals greased & lubed & you walk in with a coat & no matter what the rest of us did from that moment on it was all for not, we couldn't get the attention of a hungry flea & you get both sexes pawing you from head to toe. Where'd you say you got that jacket, I think I'll be needing one myself or maybe it's just the way you wear it.
Anyway it was a great time & the only thing I'll do different is come a day sooner & stay a day or 2 later & ring some extra morsals to nibble on.
Thanks to Charlie, Carly, Rita, Dennis, Nancy & all you others that helped make the Getaway such a sucess.
Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: kendall
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 09:15 PM

I had reservations about coming to the Getaway because I can't contribute. I say this in all honesty, I really am a shy person, and what I was feeling from the gang was love and acceptance in spite of my handicap.
My most heart felt thanks to all who made me feel at home.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 09:43 PM

Kendall...what you & Jacqui did was lovely and worth hearing, even with your limits. I could understand every word....and I was surprised I could!

....and fer Pete's sake! You are part of it all because you are a friend to a whole bunch of folks...not just because you do or don't perform! As the voice improves, we'll start critiquing THAT again...*grin*

By the way...can I borrow that coat? I do like the effect it has.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 10:16 PM

Janey -- as was said above, the Gospel songs were wonderful......I love Gospel music!!!! BTW I was showing your cards to my assistant today who was just blown away......he thought they were gorgeous. When I toldhim you grew the flowers and took the pictures ..... wellll!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 11:22 PM

Kendall, do not repeat Do Not let Bill borrow that coat.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 11:48 PM

Aw, c'mon, Rita!! Let Bill wear it!! Then you can walk around pawing him... :D

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 03:10 AM

Bill

Is it true that you posed au naturel for the first Mudcat Calendar? Holding an autoharp, strategically placed? I'm surprised a man with that reputation would have time for the additional attention a Kendall Coat would engender.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Severn
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 08:04 AM

It put him on the engendered species list! He was supposed to have been something in his "Day" (and autoharp)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 08:28 AM

Next year the pants.....................maybe.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Severn
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 09:12 AM

Too much lather might make him look like one of those "Bonny Lads From Biker Hell" they sing about.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 09:54 AM

This just sprung to my mind unbidden as it were, and I have absolutely no idea why !


"Now, I cast me mind back thru the ages
To the days of that horny old Celt
With his wife lyin' by on the bed, Sir,
As he stood by the fire in his pelt

And I thought that I heard Brian whisper
As he stood in the fire's rosy light
"Well, you've had yer own way long enough, dear...
'Tis the hairy side outside, tonight."

Pelt eh?

Giok


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 10:58 AM

LEJ...when Alison of Australia asks nicely, YOU would pose holding a harmonica strategically placed.




But I suppose I wouldn't really do justice to the coat the way Kendall does, anyway. Besides, I LIKE what autoharps attract.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 11:08 AM

...Namely, other autoharps! :D



A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 11:48 AM

ONE harmonica?! I'd need at least a Chromatic.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 12:42 PM

Here ya go, Lonesome. Just what you most desired.... :D

Love ya,


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 04:00 PM

wow! a John Holmes model harmonica!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 05:55 PM

AHEM...Much as I am enjoying the read along here, the, uh, accumpucky is getting DEEP!!!

Johnny Wad Model my ass..........

Somehow I think that rather than the Chromatic, Leej could probably use this model to adequately cover his 3 piece set and still have an overlap.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 09:40 PM

I think you're projecting again, Spaw. If you had heard Lonesome belt out the blues, you'da never had such unmagnitudinous thoughts about him. Da boy is big and brassy, dude...

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Tinker
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 10:05 PM

Roger's promised me a new slide trombone blues...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 10:07 PM

Actually - I think a high point for me was blasting out Jerusalem as the Mummers exited (incluing me - the Queen - or Princess - of Egypt......) .. love that hymn - always have and always will ---- and to see others (John Robertts for starters ) singling along -- well it was GREAT....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 10:08 PM

Big and Brassy? Well hell Amos, so was Ethel Waters. You can't equate large genitalia with the Blues.   If you do, I'm going to make you go post on all of those racial threads we seem to have running.....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 12:13 AM

Fer Christ's sakes, Spaw. Stop insulting my Hohner.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 08:29 AM

Yeah...yer makin' a hard reed outta this thread.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 09:09 AM

Who was the girl playing the mouth organ ??   That was Our Monica !




OK - I'll get my coat !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 09:09 AM

And clock another 100 th !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 01:16 PM

Terry...That is SO pathetic!!! On such a gallant thread, too!! For fie.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 01:47 PM

Amos - After all the comments about bad puns at the Getaway , I couldnt resist !!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 02:34 PM

Bill D.   Darriel asked for the words to Breakfast Blues. Tell him they are in the DT.

I spent the month prior to the Getaway in a training program. I thought I would just pick myself up from Richmond, VA and fly to the Getaway on Friday evening. I was too beat to do it. Marge couldn't come this year, so I hung around home for awhile and didn't get there until 3:30 PM Saturday. I regretted missing so much. I had a regular good time. It was a small but pleasant group at the Peace Lodge sing on Saturday night, but the quality was excellent, esp. LEJ's "Key to the Highway". I went back there Sunday night and started out playing to myself. Then the new lady from the reservation (Priscilla maybe?). Came in. She listened for a while and then a group migrated from another sing and another fine time occurred. Priscilla was one of those "I never sing in public" people who tried on her wings and sang very well. Weatherwise, we missed the hurricane that came up the coast and had warm, balmy days and cool nights. The water was like glass Sunday morning. It is a beautiful location!

Although I now live in Virginia, I think I will continue as Roger in Baltimore until I get another inspiration.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 10:49 PM

A quinsential Getaway image for me is of Roger, always in a corner, in a late night song circle, leaned back, holding that guitar neck up high like he does, making his excellent music. Missed having Marge there, but was awful glad to see you show up, Rog.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 10:44 AM

Roger found us when we were still at Camp Letts, before even Ramblewood, and has contributed many wonderful (and strange) bits of song ever since. He has a real ear for the 'different'...as well as classic music.
   (yeah, I begged him to do "You Don't Even Care" one more time, as there were folks who hadn't had the experience yet.)

Hope Marge will get back next time.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 12:23 PM

I'd just like to put in my 2 cents about high points.

Aside from getting my Jan to sing a duet with me at mikes, which she says she hasn't done ever before--"Cicadas" wasn't really singing, I'll have to admit--2 highlights stand out.

1) As others have mentioned, "Kendall Morse and the Kitchen" at the humorous songs workshop--just an absolutely magnificent parody. Proving that Sinsull is a wonderful wordsmith, Gordon Bok has a great sense of humor, and Kendall is a great sport. (Not that any of that was in doubt.) Just too bad it wasn't recorded for posterity--and YouTube.

2) Ironman Amos, having just flown out from the left coast--analogous to flying to the UK, which always knocks me out for 2 or 3 days--at about 2 AM Saturday, making up spontaneous--and good--blues verses about lighthouses--complete with double entendres. And Joe gamely smiling.

And I'm sure there are lots of other highlights I've left out.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 02:59 PM

Ron,

Thanks for the kind words. By breakfast the following morning I not only could not remember any of those verses, I had to take others' words for it I had actually done such a thing. Not that it's out of character -- just that the whole evening had been stolen by Lethe!! :D


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 09:20 PM

I got a little package in the mail today from Micca with a New Joisey address! What did I find but a beautiful pendant of a Siamese cat with a perfect teeny mouse on the other side. I *think* it is one of Rita's creations which I have heard so much about from Spaw. I LOVE it. AND there was a folded up map or somesuch from the Getaway the backside of which had some wonderful written and autographed well wishes for me from several Mudcatters in attendance. THANKS TO YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! There's something about actually seeing someone's wishes written out and signed, something one may actually hold in their hand, that brings out so much delight and warmth in one's heart. THAT is a keeper and a treasure and you all are one bunch of beautiful people. Thank you just isn't enough. I've told Rog my wages form my new job go right into a saving fund for the Getaway. I am going to be there next year.

Thanks, again,

kat


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 10:07 PM

We'll see ya there, Kat. Be ready to stand up and sing one for us!!


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Tinker
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 10:23 PM

Now, we're gonna hold you to that.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 10:32 PM

Yer on, Amos!

AND, I just had a closer look at my kitty pendant and saw "RF" so I KNOW it's a "Rita Ferrara!" Yippee! Now, I've that one by her and a heart by BillD! Beautiful beautiful!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 10:35 PM

YOu beat me to it, Tinker!

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 10:56 PM

And if it looks like she's backing out we'll just have to go get her!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 02:28 PM

Didn't have the camera out much, but here are the Getaway 2007 I did take.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: KT
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 02:33 PM

Great pics, Janie....so good to see friends from Getaways past.....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 02:41 PM

Janie..'Liz' is Lucy Goldberg

and ? playing dobro is Eric Cole, (son of Janice Cole, who sang "Rubber Ducky" for Barry a couple of times)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 02:56 PM

Thanks Bill! Corrections made.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 03:04 PM

I dunno who that cross-eyed gimp wearing my hat is, but make him return it, eh? :D Nice shots all, Janie!


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 03:09 PM

You shoulda seen it before I eliminated the demon red eyes!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 03:15 PM

Thanks for that!!

You should know that you can use iPhoto and from a given collection of photos, create and upload a web page of photos in seconds. Here is an example that BBW made in a few minutes. This method requires a .mac account which is a nice thing to have.

Another way you can do it is to generate the web page and then FTP it to any place you have web-server space.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Fortunato
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 08:52 PM

Janie, Susette and I are glad for the pictures, thanks,
give Dani a hug for us.


cheers,
chance


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,Lorraine
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 07:28 PM

Yes Yes Yes. It was a good! good! getaway. The mummers play was just lovely and hilarious. Dennis seems to be a natural adlibber. Sitting up late with Rita, Sandy, Joe and Karen was lovely (thanks Rita for dragging me in.) Ken and Barry have such a wonderful chemistry they light up the place. Hearing George and Mary's mini concert was a joyful event. Mining songs had wonderful contributions Oh shoot it was a good good getaway. Hearing John Roberts as he and Judy Cook did the signing(?) to fathom the bowl was another joyful situation. I must confess to enjoying Kendalls coat very very much but he threatened the pants next year- a scary thought. Sigh. Wish I could have stayed up later next year for sure. Thanks all for a wonderful Getaway.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 07:38 PM

My only compaint (other than the food) is this: The more Getaways I attend, the more people I get to know. The more people I get to know, the more people I look forward to seeing, talking with, catching up with, getting to know better, etc. The more people I want to connect with, the less time there is to connect with everyone I want to connect with. There were way too many people i wanted to sit down with that all I got to do was give them a hug at registration, then smile with delight as they shared their songs in workshops and song circles.

Could we make it a month long next time?

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 07:43 PM

Janie - Thats the way it goes !! Come over to UK and do it properly for a couple of weeks next year !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Tinker
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 08:05 PM

Janie, perhaps when we get that cloning workshp up and running we can get a subset for "paycheck clones" I'm sure we could then find the right song so that time would cooperate and we could all stay until we ran out of things to say.

I'm glad we we're roomies and could talk in our sleep our we would have had to carve things even closer to the bone...

Ahhh for next year


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 09:23 PM

Ah, remember what Art says, though, "If it wasn't for Time we'd have to do everything at once!"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 10:09 PM

All I can say, Janie, is...wait till you've been to 20-30 of 'em. Then you REALLY feel the frustration of knowing what you have missed, and you have this LONG list of people you needed to spend more time with.....but with practice, you get a wee bit better at planning and juggling to minimize the pain of too much overlapping pleasure.


That make any sense? If it does, YOU are a true Getaway junkie.....and there's no cure.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 10:10 AM

Makes perfect sense to me. I am kicking myself at some of the things I missed, and ALSO wishing the things I did do lasted longer. This time thing is a real SOB, huh? I request Bill D to come up with some obscure metaphysics to enable us to hop parallel universes and thus achieve multiple exposures in the time stream simultaneously.


A.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 10:30 AM

Obscure metaphysics? Sure here you go 'Pataphysics. (Google for LOTS more)

"..the science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments" (Gestes et opinions du Docteur Faustroll, II, viii). Raymond Queneau has described 'pataphysics as resting "on the truth of contradictions and exceptions."

from memory: (I once owned a copy of :"The Evergreen Review", in which 'Pataphysic was introduced to the West) "Pataphysics lies as far beyond metaphysics as metaphysics does beyond physics...in one direction or another."


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Tinker
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 01:23 PM

Ummmmm... that translates to my being able to be in all times and all places at the same time ???

Then it might solve my Getaway problem.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 06:11 PM

Some other very wise individual said simply "be here now."


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 07:26 PM

Oh, and one more thing: my sheet of autographs had a name/signature then a little ways over "Your Secret Santa." At first I though my SS had signed their real name, but now that I look at it, I think they may be two separate signatures, BUT I cannot read the first one completely. It looks like "Linda Lonane?" The only Linda I know of is Linda Goodman and it definitely doesn't look like "Goodman," so any of you have any clues without giving away my SS? Oh, it might not be "Linda" it could be "Linder?" Help!**bg**

katlaughing&grinning


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 07:35 PM

I'm reminded of the first line of that last song on the last Little Feat LP - the only cut that was sans Lowell George. Can't remember if the title of the cut was "Linda Lou" or "Down on the Farm"

They all asked about you down on the farm
The hogs asked, the pigs asked, the horses asked too


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,Katlaughing's Secret Santa
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 11:35 PM

Dear Kat,

Your secret Santa is not Linda anyone. (Nor, indeed, is your Secret Santa in any way connected to the signature to which you refer.) But, as you have discovered, your Secret Santa WAS at the Getaway.

Hee, hee!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 12:02 AM

All Getaway hugs forwarded to Dani through me were delivered tonight.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 12:06 AM

Thanks, Santa!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 07:41 AM

Drat, I missed that schedule for Katlaughing going around to be signed. Here's a virtual signature! Looking forward to seeing you at the Getaway next year.

Linda Goodman (Somebody else's Secret Santa


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