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Folk singer's car torched in MA

Suffet 30 Dec 09 - 07:53 PM
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Subject: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: Suffet
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 07:53 PM

Greetings:

A car belonging to folk singer and songwriter Jay Mankita was destroyed in one of the dozen arson fires that broke out in and around Northampton, Massachusetts, this past Sunday, December 27. Jay is OK, but two people were killed in one of the fires. State and federal authorities have joined the investigation, but that is all that I know at this point.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 08:16 PM

Thank you for telling us. Jay is a great songwriter and a prince of a guy. He wrote "Living Planet," which Magpie and others have recorded. My best to Jay in this horrible situation.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 10:32 AM

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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: kendall
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 10:53 AM

Thats going to be hard time for the person who did this if he/she/they are caught.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 01:00 PM

When two died, it became murder. Hang the bastard.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 02:03 PM

We lived on one of those little streets two blocks from downtown NoHo. Any fire was always very scary because all of the houses are so old, dry, and near to one another. This is a horrible thing to have happen. My son was just back there visiting friends the end of October. I am waiting for him to get home to let him know. He still has a lot of friends there, almost all involved in music. Thanks for posting about Jay.

There is more HERE.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: Suffet
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 03:59 PM

That area of Massachusetts is called the Pioneer Valley, and it is a region known for folk music and dance. Someone once called nearby Greenfield, MA, "the geographical center of the contra dance universe." I believe it!

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 04:55 PM

Yes, Steve. There is SO much going on there, esp. in the Five College area: Smith, UMASS, Amherst, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke. It is such a dynamic area...sometimes I really miss it.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: mrmoe
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 05:48 PM

....and it might surprise you to know how many nationally known folk artists live here in the valley.....


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: GUEST,sing4peace
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 12:49 AM

Thanks for letting us know about this. Do you know of any fund set up to help Jay and others who have lost so much in the fire?

JK


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: brashley46
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 01:25 AM

Ohcrap. We are doing "Living Planet" this year in Common Thread Chorus. My best to Jay, and hope he has better days than this.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 01:44 AM

I'd expect his car insurance should cover it.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: Suffet
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 04:54 PM

I just learned that another victim of the December 27 arson rampage was Glenn Siegel, a jazz DJ at Radio Station WMUA. His house was torched, but thank to the quick response of the Northampton Fire Department, he was able to rescue his CD collection.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: Aeola
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 05:00 PM

Bloody Morons are everywhere, but I'm sure those PC people will find an excuse for their behaviour.!


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 05:32 PM

sing4peace, there is a Friends of Northampton Arsons group (or some name like that) on Facebook and United Way in Noho is handling donations. Here's this from the Boston Herald:

The United Way of Hampshire County also hopes to raise at least $20,000 for families affected by the fires, and the Red Cross is accepting money, clothes and other donations.

I am sure you'd probably find more in the Hampshire Gazette (the paper in Noho) and/or the Facebook group.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 05:42 PM

I have followed this story on the news. It sounds very much like the Seattle fires. A friend of mine escaped his home with his son and his life but lost everything. Last I knew no one had been charged.

One hell of a New Year gift. Glad they are safe.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 05:45 PM

IMO, there should be a place in hell reserved for people who do that kinda shi/stuff. And I hope there is!


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: breezy
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 05:59 PM

Here in the Uk we have traffic wardens who distribute tickets, so far they havent been known to set fire to any vehicle.

perhaps you will pay your fines quicker in future.




to U S catters , this was intended as a joke

My condolences to all concerned



but no doubt some will be offended.

Good.

happy new year


Or could there be a C I A plot to reduce U S carbon omissions and we dont know about over here? Yet. Then neither would Americans.


Meanwhile the car scrappage scheme of £2,000 in the U K continues to operate.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 06:23 PM

breezy, where've ya been?!

Right beside that special place in hell would be another for assholes who drag dogs to death behind their car. Can't get that recent news item outta my head. (Sorry for the thread drift.)


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: EBarnacle
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 10:14 PM

This sounds almost like the Taliban attack on any sort of culture that they consider sacriligeous.


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Subject: RE: Folk singer's car torched in MA
From: Suffet
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 08:11 AM

Greetings:

I received the following yesterday (January 6) from Roger Conant, who lives in the area:

A person has been arrested for the arson and according to the paper has confessed to the one which killed two men. The community is breathing a sigh of relief. The spooky thing though is that the man is just an ordinary guy, who grew up here, seems normal and friendly and not at all unusual. In a way this is more unsettling than finding some crazy person, drug addict, or hate-filled weirdo.

Let's hope this is the end of he story.

--- Steve


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