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GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting 03 Oct 10 - 10:38 PM
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Susan A-R 03 Oct 10 - 10:45 PM
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Maryrrf 04 Oct 10 - 12:19 AM
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Bobert 04 Oct 10 - 09:22 AM
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Tinker 05 Oct 10 - 11:56 PM
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Genie 06 Oct 10 - 03:05 AM
Roger the Skiffler 06 Oct 10 - 04:41 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 06 Oct 10 - 07:45 AM
KT 06 Oct 10 - 08:28 AM
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Janie 06 Oct 10 - 10:39 PM
Charlie Baum 06 Oct 10 - 11:47 PM
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Bobert 07 Oct 10 - 08:14 AM
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Rapparee 07 Oct 10 - 10:43 AM
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Amos 07 Oct 10 - 11:00 AM
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MMario 07 Oct 10 - 03:13 PM
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Big Mick 08 Oct 10 - 12:21 AM
Genie 08 Oct 10 - 12:45 AM
MMario 08 Oct 10 - 09:04 AM
Leadfingers 08 Oct 10 - 09:26 AM
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Genie 09 Oct 10 - 06:25 PM
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Charley Noble 09 Oct 10 - 08:54 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 09 Oct 10 - 10:00 PM
Roger the Skiffler 10 Oct 10 - 03:19 AM
Genie 10 Oct 10 - 03:49 AM
Daver 10 Oct 10 - 10:25 AM
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Subject: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 08:03 PM

Just got home a couple hours ago and, as per usual, beat... However, always great to see everyone...

More later...

B~


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Gorgeous Gary
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 09:04 PM

Same here Bobert. Just making a quick browse before I stagger off to bed.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 10:38 PM

Hi again, Beaubear! We want more information- and make it snappy, if'n you don't mind. (Do take the time for a good sleep first, though. :)

Gary, I hope you had a grand time.

One of these years...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 10:43 PM

We just got in he door... an unpleasant drive home, using stoopid Mapquest directions and ending up having to go across the George Washington Bridge (after an hour's wait to get to the toll booth. It rained the last 50 miles, too, but nothing could dampen our spirits! We had a terrific time, met many Mudcatter for the first time and renewed old friendships with many others. I don't remember the last time I had such joy in being with people and sharing music. The festival was all highlights, so don't ask me to pick one. At least not tonight.


Jerry and Ruth


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Susan A-R
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 10:45 PM

I dunno, I like the idea of sleep deprived posts. Gives the true feel of things. I hope all had a wonderful time, and next year, I swear I'm gonna plan life better. It was bad to be dropped off at National by David who was on his way to play harp and stay up until all hours. too hard! Did play a lovely, but chilly contra dance here in a beautiful old barn on Saturday. That was some consolation.
But not quite enough.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 11:03 PM

Jerry, so you were there too! I really want to meet you one day and hear you sing in person. danged!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Maryrrf
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 12:19 AM

I'm home too, after a rainy but trouble free drive back from Richmond. It was wonderful to catch up with old friends and meet new ones - like Jerry and Ruth. I'm tired, and must go to work in the morning...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 05:28 AM

More, please! :)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: ranger1
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 08:54 AM

Yes, I would trade sleep-deprived for Getaway-deprived any day! We want more details!!!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:21 AM

Hear! Hear!

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:22 AM

Well, seein' as I waas kinda a part-timer (just Sat and Sunday) I really can't speak for the entire festival but...

...yeah, Eb... Jerry and his very "stylin'" Ruth"ie" were there and she looked as good as he sounded... I left my own blues workshop early so I could hear Jerry's mini... It was worth it... Inspite of my attempts to give the Floozies a year off there were a couple who were ready and willin'... But then again, some of these womenz got alot more flooze-DNA than others...

Saturday night Bobert's Blues Band was, as per usual, a trainwreck in the makin'... Had Bill Thompson, who I have jammed with for years from DC, on harp, had Leadfingers on whistle, had Amos Mosses on geetar, Janie on tampborine and had, ahhhhhh, the Bobert on geetar and vocals... There's a little more to the story but I'll just let other fill in those blanks...

It was also very good to see our every own Max hisseff in attendence and had the pleasure of hearing him lay down one mighty fine version of Robert Johnson's "22-30 Blues"... Also, Amos Mosses played several very tastefully done blues songs... Me??? I kinda slacked a little but got in a few decent enough songs on my own...

KT??? Gotta love her... Purdy as a piccure and did get to hear her do one of her own songs on a borrowed geetar...

Kendall and jacqui brought the ol' hillbilly some fine gifts which I'll let other fill in... Poor Kendall was suffering from a bad back and was dredding the ride home... But... word on the street is that the reason for the bad back had somethin' to do with the "bronze" medal he wore proudly all weekend (wink, wink...)...

The food??? Well, my mama said that if ya don't have something nice to say then....

What else??? Nice "open tuning" workshop... Little over the ol' hillbilly's head but what ain't???

Oh yeah, also nice to meet Rapaire... He didn't even bring a gun with him... Nor did bb!!!... Vegas had it 7-3 that one of them would be packin' heat but....

Alaska Mike was there and looking healthy 'cept he ain't Alaska Mike no more as he has moved to Florida??? Florida Mike??? Don't sound right so I reckon we'll just have to stick with Alaska Mike...

Hmmmmmmm??? Don't nobody mess with Janie, ya'll... Just ask jacqui what Janie can do to a tamborine??? I mean, brings new meaning to playin' a mean tamborine...

Ahhhhhhh, hope Tinker and Sins made it home okay...

More later... Still recovering data as more brain cell show up for work...

B~


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:32 AM

Wow. Great start, Bobert. I can see and hear it as you speak...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: ranger1
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:34 AM

Thanks, Bobert. And just what were Sins and Tink up to this year?!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Maryrrf
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:45 AM

The weather was gorgeous except for Sunday afternoon, when it got rainy. I didn't think the food was too bad, and snacks provided by FSGW were always available, as well as coffee and tea. I must confess I didn't stay up late, but went to bed by midnight every night - I wanted to be awake for the workshops. Lots of highlights - but my favorite workshop was Charlie Noble's "Songs of Ciceley Fox Smith". Fascinating commentary, great singing and Charlie really brings the songs to life. I enjoyed every minute of it. Another very special thing for me was getting to spend some time with Big Mick, who hadn't been to the Getaway for a couple of years. He's in fine form and serenaded us on Friday night around the table in the recreation center, and also ran the Celtic Music workshop along with Jed Marum. His "Back Home in Derry" finale was so rousing - it doesn't get much better! Oh and Jacqui's Mummer's Play was a treat, as always. I didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked with The Mainiacs - one thing about the Getaway is that it seems like you no sooner get there than it's time to turn around and pack to go home. Maybe next year I'll be able to stay over Sunday night.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:29 AM

I'll have a lot to add on here, being a first-timer. I even have a story coming out of the Getaway that I'll start working on today. In the meantime, it occurred to me that the ideal song to do in the gospel workshop would have been Getaway Jordan. I don't have a link to the song, but here's one to Healing Water, which several people asked about. I did it in the gospel songs workshop. The recording is with the Gospel Messengers.

Here's the link to my music. Just click on Healing Water.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1014555&content=music


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:32 AM

Well, that didn't work. If you're interested, you can just go to my webiste at http://www.jrasmussen.net and click on "clips."


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:45 AM

Here's Jerry's link

Hopefully that'll work, I can't tell at the moment as I'm net-nannied!!

Sounds like you all had a Fab time *sniff* Maybe next year, I'll start saving my pennies....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 12:13 PM

One of the greatest things about going to the Getaway was meeting friends I'd only known over the internet. There were too many to mention, and I'll certainly forget some, but here are a few: K.T. Murphy is a room-illuminator. When she walks in the room, you might as well turn off the lights and save some electricty. She could light up Grand Central Station. Bobert was everywhere and I challenge anyone to see him without smiling! He is one of my very favorite people, and everyone else's, too. I met Bobert four years or so ago, but I didn't have the time to enjoy him that I did at the Getaway. That was worth the price of admission, in itself. Max was a special treat. I told him he is the cyber Izzy Young. Izzy owned the Folklore Center on McDougal Street in Greenwich Village in the early 60's and he wasis the center of the folk community without ever playing a note. Max is that for the worldwide cyber community and he's a fine musician and singer, to boot. It was also a plasure to meet Art Brooks and his charming wife and I spent quite a bit of time talking with them. What lovely people! Gordon Bok was a joy to see... an old friend I hadn't seen in too long a time. The same could be said for Caroline Paton and Linnaea, who I co-hosted a workshop with. And then there was Joe Offer, who I first met at the memorial for Sandy Paton. It was a real pleasure having the chance to spend some time with him. And then there were old friends Lisa Null, Kathy Westra, Bob Clayton and Jennifer Wood and many others.

Oh yeah. I was very happy to meet Judy Goddard. I was the high bidder on one of her canes (I threatened anyone who was considering trying to out bid me.) The cane is at the heart ot the story that is forming in my head, and perhaps even a song.

You can add Sally Rogers, Debbie McClatchy,Bill D., Dennis and Judy Cook, Chance and Susette Shiver, Genie, Amos, Roger from Baltimore and a ton of others, and I sill left more than that out, I'm sure.

Just as important were all the people I met and spoke with in workshops or just walking around, whose names I never learned. I enjoyed all of you and all you did to make thw weekend as great as it was.

Did I mention, I had a great time?


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 12:30 PM

Thanks for providing the link, my guru. Now if I could only figure out how to post photos here...


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From: Maryrrf
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 12:31 PM

I really enjoyed meeting Jerry as well, although I didn't get to spend as much time with him as I would have liked. And Ruth was definitely the best dressed person at the Getaway. She's got style!


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From: Don Firth
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 12:55 PM

Pictures? Pictures? Huh? Pictures?

(Couldn't be there myself, but I would love to see what I missed. [*Sob, sniffle*])

Don Firth


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From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 01:19 PM

I expect the pictures will start coming once Bill D, Tinker, Jacqui C, Sins, Micca, John Mac and some others start moving around on their own volition. Wake up, everybody!


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From: maeve
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 01:37 PM

Sniff!


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From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 03:19 PM

I'm not even home yet. I stopped at the local library so I could get this off the Internet.

As usual, I had a fine time. It was great to see Max after several years of not seeing hime. He showed me pictures of his kid and we talked about old times and current times. He looks very content.

It was the usual conflict of too many people to see and too many places to be all at the same time, but in different places. Micca and I ran the parody workshop. We were fortunate to be able to allow everyone who wished to participate to participate. Leadfingers led off with a song which ended with a newly met couple crashing into a tree due to driving after drinking. She ended up with his detached member in her hand. Severn followed with a parody which had several uncomplimentary references to the Christian religion. I was worried we would descend into anarchy, but we got back on a proper track.

Sunday night,s after the concert sing around was the best I have attended in a long time. It wasn't an exclusive Mudcat group, but close. I made it to bed by 4:00 AM. I hope to make it to bed tonight about 4:00 PM. There will be more tomorrow I am sure.

Roger in Baltimore (on a computer in Virgina).


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From: GUEST
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 03:21 PM

Bill D is still on the road, taking the Tall One back to Towson U.

Jeri, someone found your jacket. Bill is holding it for ransom or shipment, not sure which.... Sunglasses are fine.

More later. - Rita


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 04:02 PM

I've started working on the story about why I, an able-bodied man bought the beautiful hand-painted cane that Juddy Goddard put in the auction. The title of the story is Cane and Able, with a nod of appreciation to my friend Art Thieme.


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From: gnu
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 04:10 PM

Sounds great Jerry!


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From: Bill D
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 04:24 PM

...*slumping into chair after aforementioned drive*...Yeah, picctures soon.. I took about 130, though I have no idea how many are good yet.Maybe tomorrow,.(Maybe later tonight if I get a nap )

I am so lucky to hang out here where it all happens, and all these great people come to MY neck of the woods to make music and share bits of themselves. I'll meditate on who to leave out in my copious praise later...(how can you list 70-80 amazing people in detail?)

I will say that both evening concerts seemed better than usual...it's hard to raise the standards of 'wonderful', but somehow we managed.

Having 12-15 totally (to me) new faces and voices really was a treat....and some of the regulars were 'tolerable' also (and some of the far-travelers are fast becoming regulars.)

To those who expected me to have wood crafts, I am at least as disappointed as YOU that my van broke just as I started and I couldn't get them into the other car....next year.

,,,ummmm....more later...I am POOPED!


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From: MMario
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 05:58 PM

I'm home; it rained the whole way; the cats are happy to see me and I will probably post tomorrow when I've had some sleep.

KT finished up the Songwriter's Showcase with a FANTASTIC song that couldn't have been more appropriate if she had writteen it specifically for that...

Seeing Mike and Tawmmie was great; and I got to sing two of his songs to them and got thumbs up on both of them.

Celtaddict gave me a huge ego boost by complaining she didn't haer enough of my singing - so she got a private little concert Sunday evening in the lobby of the old dining hall.

More later.

MMario


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From: Janie
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 06:56 PM

Home, happy, and completely worn out. A small group of us sung the sun up on Sunday morning. Took a 2 hour nap mid-day, then stayed up until 4:00 this morning - workshops, concerts, conversation and company were absolutely as good as it gets. Spent most of my time evenings at the song circles in Peace cabin, and the music and voices were absolutely amazing. There really aren't words to convey how splendid the singing was. ( And Sins now has a truly epic piece of hideobilia to add to her collection.)

Let's do it again next week!


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From: Janie
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 06:57 PM

uhmmm........sang the sun.....


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From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 07:13 PM

ummmm....Janie, I overslept this morning. Thanks for the loan of the sleeping bag. You are forgiven for firing me and Amos, even though you never gave us a fair chance. I UPS'd the sleeping bag to you this afternoon.

Singing was great, special kudoes to Jed, Mick(don't be surprised if I turn up again for lunch sometime soon), KT(sorry I didn't get a chance to say 'bye at breakfast..see above paragraph), Lucy, Ron, of course Amos, and the Usual Suspects for making it a real hootenanny.

The Dawn came up like Thunder out of the Bay, and we sang our Sun offerings under a stir of silver cloud....or did I dream that?

Ernie, from a hotel in Fredericksburg Virginia.


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From: skarpi
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 08:09 PM

sniff , shaissss, Skrúmp !!!


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From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 08:38 PM

It was very interesting to see so many of the people I have known only through their Mudcat aliases.

Russ (Permanent GUEST)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 08:40 PM

Yep. I fired the whole band. (...boy, were they ever glad when they witnessed the grand manner in which I muffed the beginning:>) It was so bad that they told me I couldn't come back next year unless I bring Dani with me!

Dani, I have a carload of hugs to deliver to you.   I enjoyed collecting them so much that I was kinda hoping you wouldn't be able to attend next year either. Now, however, you are gonna go if I have to kidnap you to get you there. Otherwise, I'll be out on the corner of the camp driveway and Chalkpoint, all alone in a K-Mart pup-tent. Straining my ears to hear the sound of voices raised in song carried on wind from across the bay. (*sniff* the image is already bringing tears to my eyes.)


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From: Janie
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 08:41 PM

Russ, NOW I know why that guy who did the great imitation of the honking goose looked so familiar!


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From: maeve
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 08:43 PM

It sounds like a really lovely time was had by all who were fortunate enough to attend. Sniff...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 08:52 PM

Here is the beginning of the story... as it is flowing onto paper. I know I will rewrite it and tighten it up, but I am very much in a Mudcat state of mind tonight, so I wanted to share this, rough though it may be.


Cane and Able

        The cane said "Buy me!" Or more accurately it enticed me over to the table and said, "Why don't you put in a nice, high bid on me?" The cane was lying there on one of the long tables that had been set up for the auction, surrounded by pieces of pottery, books and other odds and ends. I certainly wasn't looking for a cane. Even though I'm 75, the Lord has blessed me with strong legs. Why would an able-bodied man want a cane? What initially drew me to it was that I knew Judy Goddard, the person who had created it. Judy hand decorates wooden canes with Christian scriptures and writings. I'd never seen one of the canes, and I was drawn to it the minute I spotted it. When I picked it up, I noticed that it was a puzzle cane, and there was a trick to reading the quotation. There were no secret levers or panels to twist. It was more a matter of how you read it. Scripture is like that. Sometimes the meaning is not revealed with a casual glance. I was happy to see the quotation she used, because it is one of my favorites:

"Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love                               St. Francis of Assisi

God knows there is too much hatred in the world these days, and never enough love.

When I looked at the sheet where you could write down your bid, I was relieved to see that no one had placed a bid yet. It was early in the first day, so I didn't think it would go unclaimed until the final closing of bids the next day, so I gently placed the cane back on the table. I figured there'd be plenty of time to place my bid. Besides, I wasn't sure why I wanted to get the cane. I didn't know anyone I could give it to, and I didn't see any need for it myself in the foreseeable future. As the day wore on, my wife and I were preoccupied, enjoying the music. We were at our first Getaway, a folk festival presented by the Greater Washington Folksong Society. That afternoon we dropped by the auction tables again and I noticed that a friend had placed a small bid on the cane. As I turned it slowly in my hand, admiring the craftsmanship and the quotation, I had conflicting thoughts. My friend uses a cane, and it seemed like a cruel trick to outbid her when at least for the time being, I had no use for it. Once again, I placed the cane gently on the table and walked away. It wasn't until that night when I was lying in bed that the Lord talked to me about the cane.

Jerry


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From: bbc
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:07 PM

Jerry, thanks for your post, naming names. Sweet folks I would have loved to see, too. Thanks for letting me be there, for a moment, through your words!

Best to all,

Barbara


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From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:11 PM

Still working on recovering...we actually played hooky from our usual weekly English Country/SCA Dance group's practice tonight.

Definitely one of my best Getaway experiences ever. I really put a lot of effort into practicing some of my regular contributions and learning some new ones. Paid off in spades.

As usual, not enough time to catch up with or meet everyone. Never did get to hear Jerry or Gordon; guess I just happened to be in different places. Also didn't get a chance to chat as much with folks like Amiel and Marge Schotz or the Goddards as we have in past years.

On the flip side, I did get to chat more with Micca, Chance, LEJ, Roger, and Janie Meneely, so it all balances out. Getting to hear and meet Bill Steele was very cool. I was already familiar with some of his songs like "The Walls Have Ears" and "A Thousand Songs" that have been "adopted" by the filk community, but it was nice to put a face to the name.

Delightful to see and hear from Alaska Mike again. Also Jed Marum and Debbie McClatchy.

Was a bad, bad boy in the Saturday night concert. Again. 8-)

More later as a few additional brain cells revive...

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:28 PM

... what SKARPI said, if I could pronounce it without spitting on my keyboard....

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:32 PM

Once again, it was a wonderful Getaway, although I'm still disappointed that Dani didn't come. It was nice to meet so many new people, and a special treat to meet the elusive and mysterious Abby Sale. Now I'm so tired, my head keeps pitching forward, and may crash into the monitor.
-Joe-


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From: CET
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:42 PM

Just in after a drive of ten hours or so. We are enjoying a rapturous greeting from the cat, who loves the pet sitter but still wants to see us.

The Getaway was wonderful once again - a lot of old friends, some of whom we haven't seen in a few years, and some new ones.

Charmion has once again succumbed to BAD (Banjo Acquisition Disorder).

Edmund


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:25 PM

Oh, my, oh my, oh my. Life is full of regrets, ain't it.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:27 PM

I was a little distracted this Getaway, due partly to a flooded basement and partly to the absentce of my family, but still, I had a great time. Seeing Debby again was definitely a highlight, as was leading a workshop with Sally Rogers (who was a highlight every time she sang), and singing "Love Will Guide Us" with her. The hard times workshop, the "In Memoriam" workshop (*sniff*), and spending some quality time, albeit brief, with friends like Mick and Annie and Jacqui and Kendall. The cap'n and his fair maid, by the way, did a fabulous mini-concert. Jacqui keeps getting better and better, and Kendall (who was sounding pretty good, for a guy with not much voice) can still tell a story I've heard six times and have me in stitches. I hope somebody got a picture of Kendall hanging around on the couch, very relaxed, with his shirt gaping open at the belly and his GRAMMY medal around his neck.

It was good to see Jerry again, though I didn't have much time to actually spend with him. Same for Max, MMario, and a dozen other folks. I did spend a fair amount of time with Caroline Paton, which is always a delight. Her version of Pierce Petis's 1 Corinthians 13 was amazing, as was Kathy Westra's "Open the Door Softly" - both purely a capella.

It was also a good Getaway for storytelling. Lots of good tales.

More later, I hope.

Dan "It's pronounced 'Shots'" Schatz ;-)


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From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:38 PM

Awright, I'm home now.

I shall let others talk about my rave-review appearance as a music stand and as an official genuine member of Bobert's Blues Band.

Tired...a boring flight, a boring shuttle ride up from Salt Lake City...the house intact...the bills will come...more later.

Good to meet everyone. And Amos, she really IS 71 years old.


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From: KT
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:06 PM

Made it as far as new jersey...

The Getaway was fabulous! I too, am too sleep deprived to post details just now, but will just say for now that I've kidnapped Tinker. She's safe and sound with me, here with me on the Jersey shore. More later.....


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From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:33 PM

I'm back home safely after an 11 hour drive, much of it rainy in greater New Jersey but it got better!

It was a fine weekend as far as I was concerned. It started with showing up Friday evening with hardly knowing anyone, and gradually got better. I'm great with lyrics and terrible with matching faces and names. I left feeling I knew a whole lot more people.

There were some old friends who were there, including Sally Rogers who I knew way back in Michigan. This time I got to know Calico Jack much better, actually talk with the amazing Alaska Mike, swap stories and songs with George Ward, and lead about a dozen songs at very workshops and concerts.

I didn't have the energy this time around to do the late night singing which is a real shame. That's where a whole lot of bonding takes place.

The C. Fox Smith workshop went quite well as Maryrrf kindly mentioned above, despite my concern about it being scheduled at 10 am Sunday morning. There were at least 20 people there, relatively alert and quite willing to sing along on choruses. And about 10 of the songbooks were actually purchased, in addition to some CD's. Severn and Terry (Leadfingers) did a good job of leading "Copper Ore" and "Tow-Rope Girls" respectively, and Terry kindly provided whistle accompaniment for "Lumber." My only regret is that Amos still hasn't learned "Port o' Dreams." Maybe we can lobby him to work it up for next year.

Other highlights for me were Kendall and Jacqui's mini-concert, Sally Roger's mini-concert, the Parody Session, Ballads, Sea Shanties (although some of what was sung were not work songs ;~)), Songwriting with Gordon Bok and Jud Marum, Inland Waterways with George Ward, the Pub Sing with Amos, Old-Time Songs with Debby McClatchy and Molly Andrews, and Challenging Chrouses with Bill Day and Claire Norman. Of course I missed a whole lot of other competing workshops and mini-concerts.

Dennis Cook did a great job of managing sound for the evening concerts. But I'm too tired to try to describe them. Maybe tomorrow.

Cheerily,
CHarley Noble


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From: SINSULL
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 12:41 AM

Home again home again jiggety jig.
Just walked in the door. Jeri and deposited Claire at her hotel in Annapolis (we hope it was her hotel) then headed north in rain and wind and constreuction and all manner of crap. Each of us prefers to drive but neither of us was able to do it all so we drove and criticized and squabbled carefully all the way home.
I spent Day one of the Getaway in borrowed undies. Long sad story.
Once the crisis passed I spent every minute in music. Abby Sale was amazing. Had us teary one minute and blushing the next. Rose and Colin showed up and filled the rooms with beautiful harmonies. Mick as usual put up with our silliness and still managed to salvage his dignity. Can't say the same for Max - TMI re: him and his horse.
More tomorrow - 12+ hours on the road and I am tired.
But very happily wrapped in saran.
SINS


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:24 AM

Oh the songs and ovices passing through my head this morning....Judy Goddard singing "When I Was a Boy" brought tears to my eyes at the Sunday concert. Lucy Goldberg's incredible voice, and all the others joining in on the chorus of "Wagon Wheel" late Sunday night (Early Monday morning) in the Peace cabin are keeping me company this morning to soften re-entry into the real world. (Gets a little confusing - son is starting his day with Flogging Molly blaring from his bedroom.)


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From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:28 AM

Flogging Mollies was Elena's gateway drug, Janie.

The Getaway greased the skids, now she's a folkie goner : )

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:23 AM

Rose and Colin's singing Sunday evening was another highlight for me. They're part of the Gloucester/Press Room gang and they are always good to listen to but they were superb at the closing concert.

I never did find Rapaire. Was he really there or is he a figment of our collective imagination?

Jerry Rasmussen is as nice in person as he is on Mudcat!

I was very sad that Mark Ryer came down with some kind of stomach ailment after the first day. He's one of my favorite singers from the Press Room crowd and I was looking forward to singing with him some more.

David Diamond was in great form all weekend; I do have more of an affinity for the nautical singers, as might be expected. But I also love the Appalachian music and there was plenty of that to be enjoyed. I especially like what Bob Clayton et al do, and of course what the LaPrelles sing.

This time I didn't bring the camera. So I have no photos to edit or post. I note that Vince Wilding has already posted a few images on his Facebook page.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, back in Maine


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:32 AM

....for as long as there is love, there will be music.... There will be music...

This one was special, folks. Without our Dani it couldn't be perfect, but it was one of the best. One of the best reasons was the number of 18 to 30 year olds that were there and singing. What amazing talent we saw/heard in Dariel, Colin, Glyn, and of course our Elizabeth LaPrelle. And to look at the beauty and grace of Linnea Paton as she bravely sang a song which reminded her of her brother, was to know that the future of our beloved music is a bright one. These young folks didn't just timidly try to perform these songs, they interpreted them with understanding and savvy that comes from a caring place. Well done, young friends. I am very proud to be able to say I have met you and witnessed your singing.

It was a joy to see my fellow Beef Bro, Jed, and sing with him again. No one has paid more I dues than him. Folks, be sure to go to his website and purchase his music. Your return on investment will be great as he is one of the finest writers and singers out there.

I also led the labor songs workshop with Susan Storer Clark. What a delight this was. She is such a talent, and delivers this very important music with the passion that is critical to the message.

Ernie..... Having lunch after was WONDERFUL, and for a very important reason. When Caroline and Sandy and I met the first time, we discovered a mutual love of chicken fried steak. Thus began the tradition of going to Cracker Barrel after Getaway, enjoying a farewell meal together, sitting in the rockers outside and singing farewell songs, and then "the scattering". I am announcing now, for next year, that we will begin carrying this tradition on again in memory of our friend Sandy. To do so will honor the fellowship and friendship that we all learned from Grandpa Sandy. If you can build the time in, we would love your company.

Time for me to get back to my ramble ... More later.

All the best,

Mick

I am doing a ramble


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:33 AM

Gee, Charley. And after all those things you said. "Better'n the cabin boy or a handful of whale blubber" and all those other things. They didn't work, but you still tried.

Folks, I had the bunk above Charley and I deliberately wet the bed every night.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: maeve
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:49 AM

Thanks for the reports,O Fortunate Ones. It's at once delightful and sorrowful to read the wonders of this year's Getaway. I wish, I wish...

Maeve


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:54 AM

Once again the weekend was just wonderful. To me this weekend is a gigantic family reunion and there are so many beautiful people that I consider to be part of my true family. I only wish that there was more tome to sit and talk to all of them, but then there would be no time for the music!

I was given the gift of a lovely knitted shawl by Jennifer Woods - it is a little strange to be on the receiving end if a gifted shawl, but it was much appreciated on Sunday, when the weather turned chilly and will be treasured forever.

Too many highlights during the weekend - a couple of memories stand out. Listening to Elizabeth LaPrelle on her way to the dining hall on Monday morning, whistling 'My Blue Heaven' to herself. Rose and Colin harmonising on Sunday night - I do hope they can make their way back next year. Getting to talk to George Ward at last - I love his songs.

As usual, too many things I wanted to go to but not enough time. Thanks to the committee for giving Kendall and me the chance to do a mini concert - I was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, but Kendall had the audience in tears with his rendering of 'We Built This Old Ship'. His voice may not be the same, but his ability to hold an audience is still there.

We managed to get back home in a day although we had planned to possibly stay somewhere overnight if Kendall's back was still causing him problems. He has an appointment with his doctor this afternoon to see what, if anything, further can be done to ease the back pain. Whilst it was nice to sleep in our own beds I really did not want to leave Maryland and all the wonderful music and company. Roll on next year!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:58 AM

Actually, Charley's cot was right 'and cot to mine. Just like Danny Deever's was.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:01 AM

Ooops!

I must say thank you to all those who took part in the Mummers Play this year. We had just enough 'volunteers' for the parts and Claire wrote and performed excellent songs for the Calling On and Exit.

Thanks to the wardrobe ladies, SINSULL and Tinker, who dressed Big Mick so tastefully. It was so cool to have the gorgeous Max as St George and I will remember that he has volunteered his services for future years in whatever part I want to give him. (Hehehehehehehe...).

It always ends up being totally crazy but it is so much fun! I am looking forward to seeing it on YouTube at some point.

By the way, the collection raised just over $120 for the Scholarship Fund - many thanks to all who contributed.


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From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:07 AM

Jacqui, don't forget the music stand!!!


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From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:08 AM

Somehow I lost a whole day. It may have fallen down behind that couch off the old dining room.

In spite of the pain it was a great weekend.
I hurt too much to stay on the computer...


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From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:27 AM

Sorry Rap - I think I'm still recovering from lack of sleep.

The Music Stand. Claire had to play her squeezebox and sing the song she had written two days before and had not had a chance to commit to memory. As a result a music stand was required, ably supplied by a retired librarian from somewhere out West, by the name of Rapaire.

He did a wonderful job, but I promise that next year we will try and have a better sign to hang on his back! (You WILL be back next year, won't you?)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: ClaireBear
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:01 AM

Who could come to this year's Getaway and not do everything they could to come back next year, I wonder?

I'm just about to check out of the Annapolis Inn (which was the right hotel, SINS, but I had to drop my luggage off there and then hike to the one at the other address to check in) and head for the airport and home, but first I wanted to drop by and leave a word. That word is ...

... Wow. What an amazing weekend. And what a wonderful bunch of folks -- all leading very different lives, but having at least two things in common: music, and a touch of lunacy.

I am honored to be among you.

More later.
ClaireBear


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Micca
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:06 AM

For your delectation and delight are a few pix from the Getaway ,http://www.flickr.com/photos/12306762@N04/sets/72157625100975722/ (The usual provisos apply, if you want your pic deleted PM me or e-mail)
Highlights?
Gordon and Jeds Songwriting work shop was a real eyeopener, it is always interesting to hear how others go about it, and their 2 very different and contrasting song styles made it fascinating.
The Civil War workshop, great performers and choice of material
Co-Hosting the parodies with Roger (nee Baltimore) was both atreat and a total HOOT!!, (even taking into account Severns Bad taste song) Roger, any time you need a co conspirator count me in!
Sandy and Elizabeth singing together
Big Mick and his "Book on a stick" (its STILL a "cheat sheet" Mick,even if slightly more "Posh")
As always tho' the Real Highlights are thr PEOPLE!!!
My Gratitude to the FSGW and its Committee for organising The event in the first place, and allowing a few itinerent Foreigeiners to come and Join In, I rtrhank you from the heart of my bottom from the bottom of my heart!!
I am always awed and amazed at the range and depth of talent at these things and this year was sparkling!!
More pix will follow, when I get time
Micca in Kensington MD


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Micca
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:08 AM

OOOPS Getaway pix


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From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:29 AM

Micca, what a portraitist you are! Marvelous collection. Thank you.


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From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:34 AM

nice pix Micca!


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From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:51 AM

I told Jacqui I couldn't come to any more of her workshops with the Skipah, on account they make me cry too much. The counterpoint between Kendalls Down East stories ("Wal, pluck 'im and set 'im again!) and Jacqui and Kendall doing the poignant "Wiscassett Schooners" just threw me overboard.

Two AM in the Peace cabin there were easily twenty strong voices combining on "Mingulay" and the beams and floorboards were shaking with the power of it. Ten minutes later Abby had the room in conniptions with the story of Serafina, the notorious Calao whore, and a minute after tthat the room was taking turns with inspired bawdy hypotheticals in "Roll You8r Leg over", which included some wag suggesting Big Mick would make a fine reconstruction of Serafina in his Femme Finery. I always knew he was a great man, but now I know he makes a great Lady to boot. Film at 11:00.

Playing with Jed, whose magic fingers and amazing voice elevate any song, was a complete thrill. My head is still spinning with the open voices and open hearts. Gordon told a tale of building a song at the Songwriter's Workshop--a powerful song--which just melted me with its openness and honesty.

On the rolling lawn in bright sunlight I wandered over to hear the impeccable Piney Mountain Girl, Lucy, sing hher mountain songs to the accompaniament of an impeccable harp standing in the sunlight, with a light breeze off the West River making the day perfect. Gordon Box rambled by and sat a spell, just listening, and then the lovely KT joined us. Gordon sang a Portugues lullaby, and KT sang her own River Song, and I chipped in something, and a wild-eyed Welsh lad who played the Irish bouzouki like he had fire in his fingers rendered a wild love ballad, and the afternoon was perfect in every possible way.

And these are just slices. It amazes me every year to come out of the Time Bubble and Chalk Point, back into normal life, andto doscover that lathough I have been away for a month and a day, the world has only moved through one weekend.

An amazing experience, as always. Love and thanks to all those who make it happen, who sing and play and carry and work the logistics. Your contributions are priceless in the heart, in my opinion.


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 12:03 PM

Slept till 10:30 AM and barely coherent.....just reading other's remarks is all I can cope with until I get unpacked...(BOTH vehicles...the one we drove and the big one we almost drove..)

I'll scrape the pictures out of my camera in a bit. Maybe they will remind me what I want to gush about...(I take a lot of the 'scene setting' and group pictures, as we have GOOD photographers doing the portraits)...thanks to Micca already...)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 12:18 PM

Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that not getting enough sleep may sabotage weight loss efforts because of an association between less sleep and an decrease in fat loss.

The study, published in the latest issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, assigned 10 overweight or obese participants to two groups – one that got 5.5 hours of sleep and another that got 8.5 hours of sleep over two periods, each lasting 14 days. All participants were given the same caloric intake and activity regimens. At the end of the study, researchers found while all subjects lost the same amount of weight, the ones who got less sleep lost less fat and more muscle than the group which got more sleep.




I think this explains a few things, but not Bill Day.


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 12:26 PM

I have to add that listening to Mick sing "As long as there is joy, there will be music..." Sunday evening was a heart-stopper. It's a song I think he should record. He and Jed would do a fine duet on it.

A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: beardedbruce
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 12:32 PM

kt,

"Made it as far as new jersey... "


No need to go further- you can stay there, and come back down for concerts. It will be easier to get to next year's Getaway, as well.



Jerry,

Nice start, but to be picky... It is Folklore Society of Greater Washington ( FSGW, pronounced "fizzgoo")


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From: GutBucketeer
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:00 PM

Darn: I wish I could have made it, at least for part of the time. The forces worked against it though. I miss all of you. Bobert, next year the bass will add the bottom to the blues!

See you all soon.

Yes I'm still alive!

Gutbucketeer
aka Jim Bunch


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:04 PM

BB, I always wondered how that was pronounced.:-)

I echo what maeve said, though this year I was not going to cry. I didn't until I saw Micca's portraits!

Next year, maeve? My Rog had one of the worst ever days at work last Friday, started at 130a and didn't end until late Friday evening. He told me the whole time he was working hard to repair damage done by a drunk-driver-while-texting accident which took out a power pole, all he could think was "Why am I doing this? Katey and I should be in an RV at the Getaway!" If we can figure out the health insurance angle, there's a possibility he will finally be able to retire next year and maybe we could drive out. Fingers crossed and thanks given!

Thank you ALL for your stories and pix. We look forward to more.


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From: maeve
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:16 PM

Kat- I think it's a great idea for you and Rog to go to the Getaway next year. As for me? Not many observable options for going away or music making here. I'll look forward to you two going (and Skarpi, and Dani, and ranger1...) No promises regarding tearful regrets.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:18 PM

Rita, thanks.
I wonder where it was?

Fun.
I'm vertical and breathing. I'll write more when the level of consciousness kicks up a notch or two.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:32 PM

Bruce saif:" It is Folklore Society of Greater Washington ( FSGW, pronounced "fizzgoo") "

That expalins the "Loro Goo" banner in the nature cabin then....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:33 PM

Jeri..Mick brought it in last thing Monday morning...said it was "on the floor of the cabin"...PM me an address and I'll get it to you ASAP.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: beardedbruce
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:44 PM

MMario

I liked the "L cal Birds" sign - That must be what they served in the dining hall...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:56 PM

Kat - if you CAN make it; maybe we could get Karen to hi-jack 'Spaw and haul him down as well!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 01:58 PM

Jacqui - it *IS* a family reunion...

even the family we haven't ever met before.

Though someday I will get there a day early so that when I'm being dragged around and introduced to people I will have a functional brain cell.

in fact - I think maybe next year I will try for the double weekend; one weekend MD Renfair and the next the getaway or versa-vice


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From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:00 PM

Wouldn't that be neat, MMario! And, maybe Wesley and his family could be there, too, now that they live a tiny bit closer than Texas.

Not making any promises, but it's been a while since I've even let myself *think* it might be possible. maeve, I know, but a lot can happen in a year.:-)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: beardedbruce
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:11 PM

Less than 52 weeks to the next Gewaway!

Start putting money aside now, and each week, so it will be there when you need it.




Still have some ginger left...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: beardedbruce
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:13 PM

( should have been "Getaway"- still too tired to type...)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:26 PM

Jeri and Mario, it was great to see each of you again. Don't stay away so long next time, ya hear?

ranger1 and Jim, no more excuses. Start planning now for next year. Missed Keith Baldwin too.

As already mentioned above, Abby was a delight.

Amos and LEJ, thanks for letting me tag around after the two of you, year after year.

Jacqui, a new tamborine will be on the way shortly.

Russ, I'd pm you if I could. Sorry I didn't figure out who you were (what do you think name tags are for, Janie?) until I saw your post earlier in this thread. Annie is going to be sorry to have missed you, (she was sorry to miss the Getaway, period) - but had to cancel on short notice.

Thanks to everyone who donated to, or bid on, silent auction items.   Jennifer announced that most (all?) of the scholarship fund was used up this year- folkies have been hit as hard by the recession as anyone else. I think the auction was a bit more successful than it had been for the past few years. Hopefully, between the auction and the mummer's play, it is getting a decent start at being replenished.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:28 PM

Next year I may fly to Norht Carolina and rent an armored vehicle in which to secure Dani and Janie to make sure they come to the Getaway.

"Oh, no," said the driver, "I'll take no such chat!
And accept no excuses of office or cat!
You're bound for the Getaway, and that is that,
Returning on Tuesday mooornin'..".




A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:29 PM

Ginger, auction and mummers play.

(Hurrah, Bruce!)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:32 PM

Well - I started to say - and then forgot to type:

Something that floored me was the number of people who welcomed me back; and many of them not Mudcatters - or if they are I'm not connecting names with mudcat handles

Getaway for me is family reunion AND a welcome merging of many portions of my life; my knitting, mudcat, ren-faire, singing, FSGW (even though I haven't officially joined) and some other facets of life all blending into this amalgam that just can't be beat!

Another thing that hit me this year - probably because I have had a couple years away; the number of people who complained to me that I wasn't singing enough in the workshops and sing-arounds. Maybe next year I should take advantage of that slot for the "do it yourself workshop"

Yes Janet - there are actually other people who chide me for not singing often enough.

Then there is the encouragment that yes, "pro's" and amateurs with far more experience then I; have some of the same problems.

But most of all - it's being able to wallow in a total surround sound landscape of talent and musicianship that nearly overwhelms.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:37 PM

Oh to have been part of it all again :-( So pleased everyone had such a brilliant time and look forward to seeing even more pics.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:41 PM

Bruce - if I wan't currently avoiding sugar as much as possible you wouldn't have had any ginger left.

I did pickup a small bag and will be rationing it out carefully.

And I enjoyed having money thrown at me during my "moolah - moolah" song...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 02:48 PM

Rapaire, I am sorry to say, proved himself to be a coward, staying in the safe harbor of the retreat center, or disguising himself as a music stand.

Had he real courage, he would have fought Big Mic for the privilege of playing the princess, complete with peacock pendant and veil.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:01 PM

SOMEONE had to see that the Mummers' Play was a success. And I knew that I could never be such a hootchee-kootchee girl as Mick.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:19 PM

But I notice Rapaire did not venture into the REAL organic section of the Getaway--the all night Peace Cabin sing. I can understand it, as there is a lot of new information that needs to be assimilated, and the faces and voices and names can get confusing. Next year, though, he will have to prove his mettle.


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:23 PM

That's nettle, Amos. A thorn in the side, a burr under the saddle. And I didn't venture there because it was at the very, very end of the line, surrounded by electrified barbed wire, searchlight, guard towers, and minefields.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:29 PM

Well, if you don't prove yer mettle I will have to grasp yer nettle and haul you thereby to the Peace cabin which is the FIRST cabin out from the kitchen-dining unit.

A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:39 PM

Janie:

TAG? Hell, you're the Mystic Center and Organizing Principle!!


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:40 PM

much closer then the retreat center......

Did anyone else see the Micca's caption regarding Tinker and "Robert"? My goodness, Micca is formal.....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:52 PM

Well, he understood that many of the folks had not had Robert properly introduced.


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Genie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:53 PM

Charley, I never found Rapaire either.   Coulda been standing a few feet away at some point but not realized it, as people don't always wear their name tags or display them clearly. Rap, you're s'posed to wear them there name tags so's people can recognize you.

Jaqcqui, I hope the video of the Mummers Play comes out without too much static (I think I have a loose connection to the built-in mic on my MacBook) and that the volume's loud enough. I'll try to post it soon. ( have to get "express permission" from everyone before I post it - but, hey, anyone who volunteers to appear with a cut-up plastic milk jug on their head or (a guy) in that flowing, diaphanous princess frock or riding a toy broom pony or with a big orange dragon head as a hat, etc., can't be all that concerned with appearing dignified, and anyone who does the mummers play isn't worried about appearing ready for prime time, anyway.)   

(BTW, Judy Cook said I should slap whoever it was -- Max? -- who told Mick he had to play the princess instead of me because he has bigger boobs. (Still DK if that was meant to be a dig at me or at Mick. Probably both. ; D   Anyway, Mick you were a vision - a real vision!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Genie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:54 PM

Dani, I think that second word Skarpi posted may be Yiddish, not Icelandic. ; )


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From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 03:59 PM

So good to read these stories & great pics Micca! Brought back so many memories of our visit last year, I so wish we can get across the pond one year soon. Glad you all had such a fabulous time!!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 04:02 PM

I think Skarpi's meaning came through regardless of language.

Rap had his name tag on whenever I saw him...you just may not have recognized the name.

One of the reasons I have "MMario" on my name tag. It actually results in LESS confusion.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 04:05 PM

Ok..I uploaded 133 pics. Now these are just 'as taken', with only a few blurry ones deleted. There are some from several workshops Sat., then a whole batch from Sat. supper, because I thought 'most' people would be in the dining hall, and seeing them might trigger a few names or memories. I just went down the room trying to get each table, then reversed the process to get both angles (yes, I know the tables were round...but..)
Finally, there are a series of the Sat evening concert from the fireplace area..INCLUDING a good view of our imported music stand!

So, if you see one of YOU which has you with your elbow in your ear, remember it was a snapshot...I'm sure the portrait people got better ones. I will, of course, answer serious requests to delete or alter really problem pics...(I have NOT gone thru and labeled them with names, times, details...etc...That would delay it all for days. You can link to individual pics, or even add comments online. I'll 'try' to do them a few at a time.)

have at 'em, and have fun..


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 04:16 PM

and the ability to comment means you can identify yourself and others and help ME with names I have forgotten..

It's not necessary to identify music stands and other in..semi-animate objects.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 04:20 PM

"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."
- Ayn Rand


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, etc.
From: Genie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 04:22 PM

People actually put $$ in the hat for our mummers' play, Janie!!   
Good to know folkie folks don't have any standards of artistic excellence. ; D
(Or maybe they're just into charity?)

Bruce, I, too, am relieved to know it's pronounced "Fizzgoo" (though I think "Fuzzgoo" would also work), because it's very hard to even SAY "FSGW" (especially after a couple beers), much less pronounce it as a word.

And, Leo, thanks for reminding me about "Loro Goo!."   I'd forgotten that from 2 years ago.

Bruce, your "Gewaway" typo fits right in here.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 04:28 PM

You're probably right, Leo. At my first Getaway, 2 years ago, my name tag had my real name on it and hardly anyone recognized me as "Genie. This year I asked them to put "Genie" on it, so they put that with my real last name.   Greatly increases the chances of Mudcatters coming up and introducing themselves (and giving their Mudcat handles).


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: gnu
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 04:45 PM

Janie... Had he real courage, he would have fought Big Mic for the privilege of playing the princess, complete with peacock pendant and veil.``

Just who was this princessÉ

Sigh... messed up keyboard again... É = question mark.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 04:55 PM

Gnu - the 'princess was part of the mummers play - a notionally non speaking part, but as is the case with all the parts, some leeway in how the part is interpreted. Mick's interpretation was, to say the least 'interesting'.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 05:03 PM

Gnu, If you peruse Bill's photos, when you get to the mummers play, look for the lovely apparition wearing the peacock. (Or is that a codpiece?)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 05:22 PM

DAMMIT....... HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU NO ACCOUNT LAYABOUTS??????? IT WAS A PEAHEN!!!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 05:56 PM

There they were, giving Mick the bird....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:00 PM

Rapaire-

Well, I did see the "music stand." So I guess we did meet in a way. But there is no way you were in the bunk above me where I was sleeping; I was in the top bunk and George Ward was directly below me. But maybe you were on the roof or maybe you have me mixed up with Charlie Ipcar.

Micca-

Some excellent pixs.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:17 PM

I missed you too Rapaire. Seems like I didn't cross paths with the Mudcatters as much as usual, but spent a lot of time with all those folks I've known forever and a half having grown up in the FSGW. Or as we called it in OUR family, "Fizzgyoo." (not "fizzgoo.")

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:25 PM

Photos uploaded.

I got some pictures of those who contributed to the Utah CD, each having hold of the medal for a few moments.

Didn't take too many pics - I was too involved with the music and the people!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Abby Sale
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:27 PM

Oh, it was ok, I guess. Singing was passable. People were a little standoffish and unappreciative but ok, considering. Maybe a little too much downtime with nothing to do but stand around.

There were too many people I didn't get to hear or even say hello to, much less with whom to schmooze. What fun is that?

I might go again sometime, though.


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From: Bill D
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:33 PM

and we might consider letting you come again, Abby...if you try to say something interesting and show you are aware of the music instead of pouting on the sidelines...


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From: Jeri
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:34 PM

Abby, it didn't suck to finally meet you. It's too bad you're so reserved and polite when it comes to songs. I hope that when we meet again, you relax a little bit and have some fun. I think you should consider going again.


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From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:34 PM

Abby - I have to say that was the very first time I have had someone join in on "rockin' the cradle" other then a couple of people with whom I did it in a mini concert....so it was a real pleasure!


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From: Jeri
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:35 PM

(You could cut the irony with a machete.)


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From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:36 PM

I am crushed. After Genie had pledged her undying love, too.... I would throw myself from the bridge into the river but I might sprain my ankle.


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From: Herga Kitty
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:39 PM

Great to read all your posts and hope I can make it to a Getaway some time!

Kitty


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From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:42 PM

Another - Almost forgot!

Who ever would have thought that French Horn and Ukulele would actually make a fine duet!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: skarpi
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:54 PM

shjæsss .......is arg ....Skrúmp is a better word for dammm it ..

and again Skrúmp.

I have started saving money for next year Getaway ,

if I´ll be alive , I will be there .....
I know ...I was going to be there this year .....

take good care of you all ......

kv Skarpi


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From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:00 PM

Hey, Bill D.! Those little things you gave me? I just discovered that I can make them run into the hypersonic range and drive dogs mad!


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From: Alaska Mike
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:16 PM

Tawmmie and I had a blast. So many good friends both new and old to laugh with, sing with, lie to, listen to, eat with, pick for song ideas, share stories, and hug when the time came to leave. We love living in the lower 48 now that we're retired, and one of the perks is being close enough to spend time with our friends at the Getaway.

We are currently sharing a meal with our daughter's family in Michigan. 4 or 5 days in Michigan visiting with kids and grandkids, then down to another offspring and her family in Indiana before heading for our new home in southwest Florida. Hopefully, before the hot, Florida sun dries out all our new landscape plantings.

Mike


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From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:24 PM

Mike, do you mean to tell us that you prefer 83 degrees and Fair, to Anchorage's 47 and cloudy or Juneau's 51 and stormy? Why?


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From: Bobert
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:26 PM

Also like to thank Kendall and jacqui fir the "pot" tee-shirt and coffee mug... Still wearin' the tee-shirt...

And a big thanks to beardedbruce fir the new-to-me keyboard...

A thanks to the folks who came on board to be part of the BobertsBluesBand (Janie, Amos, BillT, Rap, Leadfingers)...

A thanks to whoever it was who decided that I'd like the Shahlom cabin 'cuase I did... Nice and quite...

Sorry, ya'll that I wasn't up to doin' an all-nighter Saturday night but I'd been goin' real hard and just didn't have an all-nighter in me...

Very nice to finally meet Rapaire, Rap to me...

Hope I didn't scare the hell outta anyone at the Saturday night concert...

BTW, the coffee at the hospitality room was purdy good...

B~


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From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:41 PM

And for those who have recovered their sense of humor, the Peace Cabin at dawn, on YouTube:

An Infestation of Musicians


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From: Tinker
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:44 PM

Well it began as a "normal" ride home but this time with with KT in the passenger seat. As we headed to her friends on the Jersey shore the rain got increasingly strong as the sun went low.... by the time we reached Mantoloking the were heavy winds and coastal flooding advisories so it took very little arm twisting before my boss got a text saying it just wasn't safe for me to continue on home.... I'd really try to be there sometime after lunch..... It was one more amazing moment on an amazing journey.... we stood in the storm and then sat by the roaring fire and told Getaway stories to convince our hosts to join us next year...

I'm still in the daze stage having been in the house only little more than an hour, but this was truly one of the amazing times.... I'm not sure I've ever had as little sleep as I did at this Getaway night after night the Peace cabin may not have been quiet but the music surrounded sustained and plain knocked your socks right off time and time again.

The hugs and stories and songs shared all around and the harmonies.... even in the snoring counterpoints ( no names)

I'll get some photo clips up when I get a chance.....and more moments after I settle in....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Genie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:54 PM

Abby, I think if you decide to come again and if we let you, you should let go that Victorian morality streak and allow yourself to sing songs that some might consider borderline bawdy.


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From: Genie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:56 PM

"I am crushed. After Genie had pledged her undying love, too."

Oh, that was you, Rapaire??


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From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 08:40 PM

Obviously one of many...say, when DID that orgy end? And how?


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From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 08:41 PM

Thanks to the intrepid Ernie Johnson, who coined the chorus and impetus, we have a song for Getaway 2010. Or 2011. The tune is a raggy oldtimey sorta thang. Here's an MP3.

CHO: Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'm going to the Getaway.
Out where the lonesome seagull cries, on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay
All the folks stay up all night,
Making music 'til the rooster cries,
Lord willing and the creek don't rise,
I'm going to the Getaway.


I've gone to work most every day
The whole dang year it seems
Trying to forget the singing sounds
That show up in my dreams
I've been through bitter winter months
And hellish summer days
And now by God, I've had enough,
I'm going to the Getaway

CHO

I long to see a country road
That leads up the shore
With folkies wandering 'cross the fields,
Two hundred souls or more.
I hunger for the songs they sing
And the funny things they say,
So mister, stamp my ticket quick,
I'm going to the Getaway!

CHO

I want to hear old Bobert shout
The blues when they're done right.
And watch Big Mick put the Irish out
When he gets a little tight
I want to hear sweet Liz LaPrelle
Hold the whole place in her sway.
By God I'm done with the working life,
I am going to the Getaway.

CHO

When I get there I'll drink all night,
And sing a thousand tunes
And if I watch the windows right,
Catch sight of Ernie's moon!
I'll listen to the cowboy songs
While the ladies dance and play.
Be still my heart, I'm off to start
And I'm going to the Getaway!

(CHO, turnaround repeat on last two lines)


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From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 08:46 PM

Yeah, Mike always had a weak spot for green dragons...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 08:55 PM

Janie,

No need to apologize. All of us old guys with white hair and beards look alike. I am sorry I didn't recognize you. You would have been one of the only persons at the gathering that I knew.

Russ (Permanent GUEST)


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From: Art Thieme
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:07 PM

I just hung up the phone with Caroline Paton and it seems she had a fine time at the Getaway. I almost felt like I'd been there----well, sort of. Best of all, Caroline sounded quite good.

All the best to you all,
Art


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From: Bill D
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:10 PM

But some of us old guys with white(ish) hair & beards recognize each other. I sat down and saw this button that said Russ...and asked "Is your last name 'Permanent GUEST'?"

He replied "You're pretty good for an old guy!"

I quickly decided Russ is a pretty good guy, also...and has the taste to play dulcimer.


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From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:21 PM

Humph. I have the taste to play blues duck call.


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From: Bill D
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:04 PM

I noticed no ducks came by....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:04 PM

A peahen? That must have been Mick I heard humming "bend over, let me see you shake your tail feathers" in the men's shower.



The Peace cabin is absolutely not the only place there is wonderful music being made and songs being sung afterhours. I stuck close to "home" this year, but have wandered farther and wider in years past, and there is always fine music to be heard and fine choruses to be sung in the Retreat Center and the Nature Center. The singing at the Getaway is eclectic (within the "what is folk? genre of course;^) and there is likely to be a song circle to suit anyone's taste and selections. Those many fine folks who wander in the doors of Peace at 2:30 have spent the previous several hours raising the roof and their voices in other parts of the camp, and make their way across the field after a critical mass of people with more sense than the rest of us head off for bed.

Carly, I don't know if you will be checking in here, but it was remembering you grinning at me, I think on Monday morning last year, to say you hadn't been to bed yet having sung all night in the Nature Center, that inspired me to not take a chance on going to bed at 5:00 am for fear of again sleeping through the gospel workshop.


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From: Amos
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:39 PM

Written in the airport, waiting for a plane out of Baltimore:


It is hard to emerge from Getaways. You leave a greening campus in the backwoods backwaters of the Chesapeake where seahawks wheel overhead and the pathways are people by folks who smile at you and stop to chat although you have not seen them for a year andbarely remember them. You leave a motley collection of people you might not look at twoce (with a few notable exceptions) if you were in a WalMart trying to find the antacids, with whom you have been strangely thrown by a love of old music and the singing of forgotten souls. You carry very little out of the bubble, the invisible time machine that surrounds the Getaway campus--a couple of suitcases, guitars and songsheets and old workshop notes. You carry a great deal more freight in your heart and mind from three days there tan you ever brought in by car and lugged over to your cabin.

Memories flood through the cells, exhausted by short sleep, and awake them to regenerate the sound waves. Skipper Morse, in a raspy and crusty Maine acccent, has told the salty tale of a drowned lobsterman whose wido looked down at the recovered corpse with crabs and seaweed and a couple of legal lobsters stuck to it after four days under the saltwaters off Penobscot, and told his friends to pluck him and set him again. The room laughs. His bright-eyed angelic wife stands and to the rich arpeggios of KendallÕs twelve-string, sings Gordon BokÕs song Schooners, and the picture she paints of the tides ebbing and flowing in the open holds of broken schooners leaves the room in tears.

In the middle of the night someone offers up the memory of Big Mick in gauzy feminine attire being posted as Serafina, the notorious Calao whore from Abby SaleÕs raucous bawdy ballad, and the laughter shakes the room and dries the tears from a few moments earlier when Abby told the story of his wifeÕs passing. Half an hour before, the timbers were shaking to the richest possible blend of twenty voices in five parts rendering ÒHome to MingulayÓ so deeply woven in sound and image as to make reincarnationists out of the lot of them.

A portly beatific blues singer renders the audience in the dining hall speechless with laughter singing the story of the lady who tatooed her body with little green buttons from guggle to zatch. A woman sits in front of a small gathering and mesmerizes the crowd with world-class zither playing; in another room a beauty with an open-tuned guitar recreates the wandering magic of Jeannie Redpath singing. Somewhere else someone is singing a Seeger union song from the early years of the Weavers.   The comeliest lass in all Alaska sits cross-legged in bright sulight on a rolling lawn and sings a song about Alaskan river love, and every man within 100 yards tumbles into helpless infatuation.   A wide-eyed Welshman no more than twenty joins up with Jed Marum with an outrageous series of brilliant , blazing bououki compositions and within two days they have formed a working partenership.

The kid from Colorado has turned sixty this year, and he wears glasses to read his lyrics, but when he sings in the cabin with some friends late at night the room weeps for the beauty of it. The giant from Alaska has retired to Florida now, but he comes to the front of the room with his guitar strapped across his unbelievably wide chest and sings the audience the story of his lost brother; and half the room is clutching the Kleenex before he finishes walking away from the mike.

On the lawn in the sunlight, herons are circling and seagulls are singing counterpoint to the strains of a beautiful hand-crafted harp which is accompanying small-bodied large-voiced woman with the eyes of an angel and the face of a Piney Mountain girl who sings in a penetrating, heart-thrilling shapenote voice about the love of West Virgina. A weathered Maine man with penetrating eyes wanders across the lawn and sits entranced listening to her. The wild-fingered Marum breaks into the memories of a veteran of the battle of Little Round Top and transports a room of entranced listeners through time with his sweet, tempered voice and his magic chordings.

Love and blues and the tears of human loss and frustration, hearts opening in dimensions their owners had forgotten about, the companionship of the music weaving together these hundred or two hundred lives from England, Wyoming, Israel, West Virginia, Maine and California. The bonds are invisible, like threads of invisible gold, and they carry the images at their ends, the faces and the notes, the harmonies, the forgotten phrases, the high tenors and the low basses, the tears of affection and the laughter of friendship and they--these golden, transparent threads--tie you to this strange remote campus among the trees where even the cool rains of the last afternoon cannot dampen the hearts and the affections of the wanderers.

This is the real luggage. It trails like clouds of light behond the depaerting wagons and vans and cars heading down the winding road to spread their cargos in all dorections around the world. The images flitter in the minds and hearts, clouded by sleep deprivation and reduced B-vitamins. But the freight these hearts and minds carry will not fade; over the next few weeks it will be appearing in hearts in many strange corners and at unpredicted moments while the normal pageant of living tries to march along its careful paths and when they appear, normal business is set aside without a by-your-leave while the souls of the singers stop to remember a moment from the Getaway.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:54 PM

Well said, dear Friend.



Well said.


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From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:04 PM

Amos, speechless with tears rolling down my face...my heart and soul are there through the beauty and truth of your word paintings.

And, the song?! You and LeeJ done good!! Love it and was singing along.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: KT
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:16 PM

Sigh... Like I said about that poet's heart...that was gorgeous, Amos. I'm still away and
don't have access to a real computer, but for now, want to just say to all who were
present, THANK YOU for a wonderful weekend full of music, cameraderie, laughter and love. Many moments of joy and the reaffirmation of the power of music to unite us are among the many blessings I received from the good folks at this year's Getaway. More later when I'm at a real computer....


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From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:27 PM

Wow, Amos. One of the best things you've written right there. Anybody who wasn't lucky enough to have gone will get more of a sense of what happens at the Getaway reading those words of yours than any photograph or anecdote could convey.



I arrived late Saturday to see Amos, Max, Bobert and Janie strumming and lounging on the Peace Cabin couches. Amos' eyes were red rimmed and his voice was torn and husky and it was quite obvious he had been up very late the night before. I half expected him to decline when I requested he play Vincent Black Lightning. Instead he smiled, got to his feet with his guitar and played the very best rendition I have ever heard, including Mr Thompson's, played the story as if he had lived and died in it himself, and I'm not ashamed to say that the tears were running down my cheeks.

It was a wonderful gift among a vast and colorful array of soul packages I have stored away in my heart, moments that shine and glow in my thoughts on those occasions when the world around me is sunk down in a gray February.

the Kid from Colorado


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:54 PM

Darn, Russ, I didn't meet you, either. Did you meet me? Was Bill D the only Mudcatter cogent enough to figure out who you were? (that's often the case...)

-Joe-


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From: Tinker
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:56 PM

Vincent Black Lightning


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 12:32 AM

Oh, my God, Amos. That was an outstanding presentation of that blessed event.


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From: Janie
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 12:35 AM

There are many talented and professional or semi-professional musicians at the Getaway, and it is a delight to hear them.   Many of them have been mentioned by others. There are also many fine, practiced amateurs.

What I most love about the Getaway, however, is that (at least for me,) it really is mostly and simply about folks making music and raising their voices in song and allowing their voices to ring out to share some intimate piece of themselves expressed in song. The essence of the Getaway is not about entertainment, skillful performance, or virtuosity, though we each hope to share at our best ability. It is about sharing, and being encouraged to share what is within oneself that one is willing to share through music. It is about joining in, to the best of one's ability and enthusiasm. We are not all Gordon Boks, Kendalls, Big Micks, KTs, Lisa Nulls, Judy Cooks, Elizabeth Laprelles, etc.    It is about lifting our voices in song to express so much of what is in the human heart. It is about trust that what each of us has to offer will be valued for the heart in it. Many of the fine performers who attend make a special point to encourage anyone who has a song to share it.   (Barry was terrific about this.)

So a toast to all those who are absolutely unknown, to those who sing a bit off-key, to those who forget the lyrics, and to those who love to sing when the opportunity presents itself but are not driven to develop "performance" skills. A toast to those who sing in the shower, on the back porch late at night, in the congregation at church, synagogue or mosque, or with the CD or radio. A toast to all the wonderful voices and hearts that will sing in a song circle if given a specific opportunity, but will otherwise sit silently or singing only with the chorus, afraid to jump in with a song without a specific invitation, or when a few good, strong singers and musicians dominate a song circle -not from arrogance, but from lack of awareness.

A toast to those many who will go around the room and invite each person in turn to sing or lead a song, not from kindness, but because they understand and truly value the drive to make music in each person who enters into a song circle.

A toast to all.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 12:41 AM

LEJ,

The sleeping bag arrived today. Very disappointed when I opened the package to find that you were not in it.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 12:52 AM

Hear, hear, Janie!

And I empathize with you in your disappointment. You could get away with it, you know, if you introduced him as someone who followed you home. No one could fault you for that. :)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Jennifer (Knitpick)
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 01:08 AM

Just an FYI for folks the wide-eyed young Welshman is actually English with a Welsh name, and a Space Scientest at Goddard. He is not, as his roommate at another Festival (John Roberts), said "have you seen my roommate? He's only 12!" But actually, 27.

He joined Jed at his House Concert at the Cooks tonight, and it was great fun! They really connected!

And I thought it was one of best Getaways, even though I only led one song, and didn't sing around nearly as much as I would have liked. And, Bob and I DID meet Russ (permanent Guest)! What a nice man! Would like to see more of him! Maybe next year he'll come for the whole weekend!

jennifer the local to FSGW knitter


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 02:17 AM

Lovely words Amos, thanks! And well said Janie!
x


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 03:05 AM

Glad you cleared that up about young Colin, Jennifer. I knew he was a scientist and at least mid-twenties (though he could pass for 18 easily).

And another hear, hear to Janie and Amos for beautiful summations of the Getaway experience!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 04:41 AM

Loved the "infestation" clip, Amos. Also Micca's pix on his Flickr page.
Thanks for sharing, guys.

RtS


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 07:45 AM

A beautiful post, Jnie: That's exactly what I liked best about the Getaway. Folks singing. When I received instructions on how to run a workshop the thing that struck me as completely incongruous was the recommendation that if you saw a star in the room make sure that you asked them to contribute a song. A star in folk music? How absurd. I joked about it in my first workshop. There are no stars in folk music, just folks and music.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: KT
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 08:28 AM

Great post, Janie! It's about the love of the music, whether it comes in
the form of a polished solo performance on the concert stage, or the addition of a voice to a chorus, or the quiet, unpoken but heart-opening appreciation of another's offering, perhaps evident only by the lone tear rolling gently down one's cheek.... Or the sound of a gentle breeze caressing the strings of an unattended harp in the meadow by the bay.... And so much more.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 09:01 AM

Amos - you almost made me cry with that post! To say that you have a way with words would be a real understatement!

I think the young man who accompanied Jed was Hunter Jones - I know that he comes from Canterbury in Kent, because I asked him. What an amazing young man!

Colin comes from Gloucester, MA and was there with his mother, Rose. The two of them harmonise beautifully together, as could be seen at the Sunday night concert.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 09:09 AM

Amos and Janie-

Very nice summary posts!

It's a long hard road to Getaway for some of us but it was certainly worth it. Next time around I hope to find a partner to share the journey with.

So was the gentleman with the duck callers who shared my room Rapaire?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: kendall
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 09:21 AM

The cost was high but worth it. I am in almost unbearable pain. I'm scheduled for an MRI at 3 pm. Doctor suspects a kidney stone. Stone be damned, it feels like Plymouth Rock.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 09:41 AM

Next time don't swallow Katadhin.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 09:49 AM

Yo, Capt'n,

Reckon you don't believe in the "home" remedy I suggested??? lol...

But seriously, I hates to see ya' in pain... Maybe a pot-brownie just to get ya' in the mood for the "other" cure I suggested...

B;~)

BTW, ya'll... Speakin' of "pot", I'm kinda surprised that no-one mentioned the song that me and the band did Saturday night???


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 10:20 AM

Just to stay righteous, "Wiscassett Schooners" was written by Lois Lyman, and I only thought of it as Gordon's because it was his CD I heard them sing it on, and because he so wholly owns what he sings. It is a stunning work and she deserves full credit for a masterful job.

Thanks all of you for your kind remarks. Thanks for setting me straight abount Colin, Jennifer! To me he appeared like some wild spirit, he was so full of fire for the music. Apologies for calling him Welsh--he sang a song of the Welsh coast and I thought he was fromthere.


A


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From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 10:33 AM

Jaysus, Tink, a nice surprise to see you had captured that whole song. And a bit sobering to experience it with the goggles off!! LOL!! Definitely an opportunity for some coaching andimprovement there!!! Thanks, sweetie!

Janie, you really touched home. The music struggling to come out from within those who aren't pro or seasoned veterans is the real gold, when it is released.


A


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From: Bill D
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 10:35 AM

Janie...as one of "...those who love to sing when the opportunity presents itself but are not driven to develop "performance" skills.", I really appreciate your understanding of what this gathering is 'about'. When the real pros sit and share with the rank amatures and all go away better for the experience, we know something special has happened.

(and yes, Jerry...I like the idea that "There are no stars in folk music, just folks and music." There ARE those who work hard and do this professionally and get better, and we can sure recognize them when they sing & play...but for these 3 days, we like to just all bathe in that river of song and not dwell excessively on 'stardom'..(well...we DO buy their CDs and listen to some delightful short sets)...)

Amos....thanks for the poetry in prose form. I'm glad to see you had a 'wee bit' of fun. .

I still am unable to choose 30-40 'favorite' experiences to gush about, and there were 2-3 songs at the Sunday concert that I can't even write about, as they were just too.....intense and poignant for mere words. (I MUST remember to bring tissues to these things...)

Some folks had clever little recorders to capture good music....I wish *I* had had one to capture some of the banter, jokes, puns, repartee, smart-alec remarks, classic one-liners and extemporaneous nonsense that all these folks with quick-twitch brain cells threw out at odd times.

...and finally, thanks to several folks who made special efforts to bring Rita & I little gifts and do favors to smooth out some bumps...you know who you are.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 10:42 AM

Just to relieve a confusion about names--

Glyn Collinson is the young-looking English rocket scientist with the Welsh first name.
Colin de la Barre is the young son of Rose Sheehan from Gloucester, Mass.

If anyone has lost items, you can PM me. Most of the found items (other than the odd socks and mostly-used shampoo containers, which we trashed) were identifiable, except one kakhi-coloured rain hat.

Good news--The silent auction and other donations have covered this year's scholarships and replenished the fund for next year.

--Charlie Baum, still recovering from the weekend, which he enjoyed immensely


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 10:43 AM

Hunter was the "full of spirit" accompaniest at Jed's concert. Colin is the young man from Gloucester with the besutiful voice who did the mic check with Lady Of Autumn.

Getaway to me is going to bed at some godforsaken hour and being lulled to sleep by Hard Times in eight part harmony.
Thank you all for a beautiful weekend.
SINS


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From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 11:11 AM

Very glad to hear that, Charlie.


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From: Nancy King
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 11:12 AM

Just to see if we can set things straight: Colin de la Barre is Rose Sheehan's son, from Gloucester, Massachusetts -- he helped set up the sound system (never heard such lovely sound checks!) and sang incredibly beautiful harmonies with his Mom. Hope they come back again!

Glyn -- Collingon? Collinson? (obviously I don't have it quite straight...) is the energetic and highly talented young Englishman who played with Jed. He's been spotted at open sings and other events around the Washington area, so I suspect we may see him again -- hooray!

Amos, thanks for giving Lois credit for the Wiscasset Schooners song, Amos. I'll pass along your compliments to her. She's written several other wonderful songs as well, including two others Gordon has recorded, and a couple my son Dan has recorded. She is my oldest and dearest friend, and I'm hoping to bring her to next year's Getaway. She came once a long time ago, when we were at Camp Letts, and had a good time, so one of these days...

Jeez, what else? The weekend was fabulous, as always, and it's such a treat to see so many dear friends. There are a lot of folks I see only once a year, but count among my best friends. Spent Sunday evening talking with Dick and Marlene Levine -- what lovely people they are! I didn't do much late-night singing this year, partly because of my croaky voice and partly because I was having a fine time just hangin' out!

What a treat to have Sally Rogers there at last! We'd been trying to get her to come for a while, and this year it actually worked! She has more energy than anyone has a right to, and it really comes through in her performance. It was great to get to know Jerry R. a bit better, too. And did you get a chance to hear Molly Andrews? What a lovely singer she is -- and the duet she did with her daughter Molly Rose in her mini-concert was absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad Caroline Paton was able to come this year -- it's been a while, and we've sure missed her.

One regret was that Mark Ryer got sick (suspect food poisoning from something he ate on the drive down) and was unable to participate. I'd met him only the week before in Portsmouth NH, and I know you all would have enjoyed him. We'll try again next year!

Several people mentioned that both of the concerts were exceptionally good this year, and I agree -- not a dog among the 45 or 50 performances. Sunday night there were several pieces that brought tears to my eyes -- notably Mick's song about his brother -- and the mood was pretty somber until Edmund, Charmion, and Terry lightened it up with a fine rendition of "Froggy Went a-Courtin'."

Let's see -- lots of other great memories, but they're still all jumbled up in what's left of my brain.

I do want to say one thing more: thanks to all of you for coming. Lots of people have thanked us for organizing the whole shebang, and we appreciate that, but you know, it wouldn't be worth doing if it wasn't for all the terrific people who come together to share their music and themselves. See you all next year, I hope!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jeri
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 11:55 AM

As Charlie pointed out, Glyn was the young man with the bazouki who accompanied Jed. I'm not sure who Hunter is, but I knew Glyn from seeing him elsewhere.


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From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 12:52 PM

And Alaska Mike sang about his brother.


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From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 01:37 PM

Whatever his name was, he certainly threw gunpowder into the fire, and when he and Jed started rolling the synchronicity was awe-inspiring.

Nancy, you and Charlie and all the others who do so much to make this happen eachyear are under-sung heros who deserve all the applause you get; it is a wonderful, wonderful gift that you give. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 01:46 PM

Yep, that was Alaska Mike doing his best to turn me from "Big Mick" into "sobbing uncontrollably Mick" with that absolutely incredible tribute/reflection on and to his brother who died when they were just kids. That big man and I spent some days rambling after the last Getaway he was at, and the time I spent with him of the big body and bigger heart is among the seminal moments of my life in song. Yes, Mike, we will write the song about the woman who rolled down the hill, and fell in love. (true story, folks, you will just have to wait for the song). When it is recorded, I hope its a duet.

Nancy, the song I did that night was Rick Speyer's (Toronto based singer)"There Will Be Music". In my opinion he is an undiscovered mother lode, and I absolute refuse to share him with any of you until I have mined all the treasure songs he has to offer. Unfortunately for me, the second I sing his beautiful lyrics, the secret is out. I think that song will be for me, the song I always sing at the Sunday night concert as we all prepare for the scattering.

In a weekend filled with amazing moments, my very favorite occurred during the Celtic Music workshop that Jed and I led. Any chance to make music with my fellow Beef Brother is a special moment, but this one had one of those Getaway moments that I will carry in my mind all my days. My beloved Jennifer Woods came up and whispered to me that she would really like to hear the young folks and pointed them out to me. I already knew they were there, because nothing makes me happier than seeing young folks who love music. But her interest made me realize that I was going to call them first. Dariel, having seniority (***chuckle*** he is in the Getaway Union), is the one I called on first. As he started his song, from the front of the room you watched the folks leaning in and "getting" what he was doing. Very soon, the harmony started as a backdrop, and then the chorus was an absolutely perfectly harmonized, full throated joining in that raised the hair on my arms with its beauty. I glanced to my right to see Colin on one end of the row, and Glyn on the other end, and they were were grinning like the proverbial cat with the canary. Ear to ear, and just revelling in the beautiful sound that was emanating from the gathered singers and resonating off every bone in their body. I am not even sure they realized the grin on their face, but I saw it, and was transported back to the first time I experienced this at my first mini concert for FSGW at a Getaway. Another of those seminal moments.

We all go to various gatherings, and have wonderful moments in our musical gatherings. But Getaway is something different. This is evident when one sees our Gordon Bok just wandering from little gathering to little group, and enjoying just listening to folks singing. Sometimes, when you spend so much time making music for others, there is a disconnect from the songs that sometimes happens. I am not saying this happens to Gordon, but as I watched this phenomenal and inspirational singer from afar, walking in the sun, listening to others, joining in a bit, in my minds eye I could relate to how being around all these marvellous folks, who are just letting go of inhibition and singing that which reflects what is in their hearts and souls, reminds us why we sing. I have a concert this weekend with the Grand River Folk Arts Society, and I can only thank all of you for your inspiration, and these folks are going to be the happy beneficiaries of your singing. Hearing you, singing with and for you, and being inspired by you and your music, is going to make for a concert filled with all that I can give it. I can only say thank you to FSGW and all the good people that come to this gathering, for reminding about why we do this.

All the best,

Mick


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From: Jeri
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 02:15 PM

I drove with Mary to Kendall & Jacqui's house, picked up my car and went home. There seemed to be a lot of skunks out, in various degrees of mortality. I finally saw my first NH coyote, which was dining on one ex-skunk. Anyway, I thought it was a fox, but he ran away faster and taller than a fox.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: ClaireBear
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 02:33 PM

I am back in California now, and many here at work have remarked on the general aura of bliss I still seem to be radiating.

Because I'm meant to be working now, I still don't have the leisure to write out the paean that needs to be written to the Getaway and all its participants, with appropriate comments on each wonder that unfolded throughout the weekend. Perhaps tonight. In the meantime, please know that you have all rocked my world.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 02:33 PM

There are three lovely ladies in Bannion.
And Big Mick is best of them all.



The photos that are already up from Tink have captured the beauty of Big Mick's feminine side, so I have decided not to post the videos of his wrathful glare during the dressing party. Especially the scene where he bolted from his clutch of handlers and came after the camera with blood in his eye. You can see the similarity to Serafina, especially when he sports his pea-hen for all the world to see...

But I have saved them to hard disk, back up, and duplicate back up, stored off-site in a fireproof unknown location.

Just in case...but of course, a man I love like me own brother would never try to get even...



A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Nancy King
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 02:37 PM

Oh yeah -- obviously my feeble brain cannot hold all this stuff and make it come out right... thanks for setting me straight. Mike, thanks for a magic moment.

By the way, Hunter Jones is a LONG-time FSGW member and Getaway-goer -- he and his wife Peggy have been coming to Getaways and singing Gospel songs and other stuff for many more years than Colin and Glyn have been alive! And his Palm Pilot was found -- at home.

Yes, it is good to see such talented and well-known artists as Gordon mingling with us common folk at the Getaway. He's a very shy person, and when he came to a Getaway some years ago at Camp Letts, he hardly participated at all. Then when we invited him 4 or 5 years ago, he really liked it, and has come back (not as an invitee) several times since, last year bringing his wonderful wife Carol Rohl. He says he really enjoys hearing what other people do, and being able to participate without being a "performer." This is incredibly gratifying to us -- we have several folks who have come first as guests and have enjoyed it so much they've returned -- John Roberts, George Ward, and the LaPrelles among them.

Nancy


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: beardedbruce
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 02:45 PM

ClaireBear,

"the general aura of bliss I still seem to be radiating"

You mean that is NOT your NORMAL state??????


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From: Big Mick
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 03:32 PM

David Ingerson.... what a joy to listen to his sean nos singing. Clearly he has invested the time and passion needed to do this well. His style reminds me of the old singers, and his language skills are exceptional. And what a truly decent man, his kindness just oozes out of him. Last year, when I had to call off at the last minute, I was scheduled to lead a workshop with him. My loss, based on what I heard this year. Good to get to know you, sir. I love your singing.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 04:53 PM

Mick, I couldn't agree more about David; he is a gem of a singer and a treasure of a human being.

A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: gnu
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 05:26 PM

Florida Mike turns Big Mick into blubber?

Sigh.... someday, I hope to see such things in person.


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From: MMario
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 05:56 PM

Mike's song about his brother reached out grabbed the heartstrings and twisted. In a good way.

The one drawback of the Getaway weekends is there just isn't enough time...not enough time to talk, not enough time to sing all the songs and hear all the songs.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 06:16 PM

...or have the person sitting next to you take your yarn away and keep it.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: kendall
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 07:28 PM

I missed a lot of performances because of scheduling and this damned back pain.
Got an MRI today, hope it's a kidney stone; at least they can cure that. I'm in hell folks.


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From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 07:42 PM

Sniff, kendall... I hate it... But don't go blamin' it on the Getaway 'cause you showed up in pain... No matter... Hope it's a stone, too... That make you a "stoner", just like me...

B~


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From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 08:19 PM

Talk about two extremes of one word...


LOL!!

Even if it is a stone, Skipper, the inversion table would help with the general back pains.

A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 08:38 PM

I suggested that to him, Amos... I mean, what's a little weed gonna hurt, anyway???

B~


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From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 08:55 PM

It has occurred to me that it takes a truly manly man to dress up as Serafina and carry it off while still being a manly man.
I love you dearly, Mick.
And I love your music.
Mary


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 09:34 PM

Wonderful Getaway. I go to several different festivals now, but The Getaway is still the Highlight of my year. So many warm hugs and the dear happy faces that I look forward to seeing each time.

Sally Rogers was an incredible treat. Her Music Theory for Singers was the best workshop I ever went to --ever! Her DEMONSTRATING all the harmony using the particpants answered questions I've had for years -- and cemented things I 80% knew into useable, understandable stuff. And loved her mini concert where she could not remember all the words of the Sea Captain's wife's song...but the whole room jumped in on the refrain at just the right time anyway!

I'm sorry I had to leave early on Sunday instead of Monday as I'd planned ...I didn't get to make my singing debut with Carl at the concert, I didn't get to stay up all night on Sunday night too, or hear the concert, but needing to go to three such festivals on three consecutive weeks, the lack of sleep and the sudden cold and damp weather made me uncharacteristically cautious about getting sick at the middle one. I hope the 2011 Getaway won't be the "sandwich" festival. Heck, even if it is...I'll just let it all hang out anyway!

Sorry I didn't meet more people. On Monday night I looked over the roster and saw a LOT of names that I don't know. And lots of them are local DC folks. Must schmooze more!

My friend Clare Parmalee, a first-timer, enjoyed herself and is looking forward to returning next year.

Max!!! Not only was he finally back after several years, but I got to hear him do a wonderful slide blues song. Wow!

So glad to hear Judy Goddard sing "When I Was a Boy". Hearing her do that moving song at my first Getaway in 2000 is still a very fond memory. And now she's not just someone I heard singing in a concert, but a friend.

God, I missed Barry Finn and his BELLOWING the sea songs in the dining room to get the singing started on Sat night. The In Memoriam workshop did my heart good. I came in during the singing of "Palms of Victory" and somberly realized that no one was doing Helen Schneyer's funny bits that time. It is so good to remember these people. Indeed, as Judy Cook said, "we are each a cast of thousands".

I was glad to get to thank Caroline Payton for steering me to the singing of Betty Smith the last time I saw Caroline a few Getaways back. That tape has been a motherlode of great material for me for almost ten years now.

Thanks to those who helped me and offered ice and sympathy as I lay on my back after slipping down half of the Peace ramp on my way home. It worked fine and my knee is ok. I'm very relieved to read that you did not all fall like dominoes after me.

Thanks to all the Mudcatters who support this event and come so far and give so much love to it. If it weren't for you, The Getaway simply could not go on as it has.

I'm just incredibly lucky that I've never had to come down from the 2006 Getaway where I fell in love. I still get to remember all the details.

When IS the 2011 Getaway? Dates please, Charlie! Got to put it on my calendar now.


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From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 09:51 PM

Bill D,
You got it backwards. I had the taste NOT to play my dulcimer.

Joe,
I think I saw your name tag at some point, but we were in a crowd going in opposite directions.
But I didn't make much of an effort to introduce myself to people as anything other than just "Russ." As a very minor figure at Mudcat, I was surprised than anybody connected me with my alias.

Jennifer (Knitpick),
Thank you. It was a treat to meet you and Bob and to get to play a little with Bob.

Everybody,
I was really caught by surprise when I realized that the Getaway was a Mudcat family reunion.
Although I was there for only a day, it was obvious to me that it is a remarkable event.

Russ (Permanent GUEST)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 10:39 PM

Well then, Russ. Come back next year!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 11:47 PM

To Linda and everyone else who wants to plan:
The 2011 dates for the FSGW Getaway are Friday, September 30, through Monday morning, October 3, 2011. It's clipping backward into September, but we need to stay off of Yom Kippur, which is the following weekend.

See you all next year!

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Ebbie, housesitting
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 12:16 AM

Hey, don't stop talking yet!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 08:05 AM

Ebbie,
I heard your name mentioned over and over. You and Dani were missed. Annie too. Next year - no excuses.
SINS


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 08:14 AM

Well, Eb... I don't know if you got it but the first (and only...sniff...) Getaway that we both attended there was a mix up with geetra cases and I ended up with yers and I reckon you got mine... Anyway, when I got home I discovered yer tag on the geetar case I had brought home and I kinda laid it next to my pudder wjere it has been for several years... So I broguth it with me and KT took a piccure of it and was going to email that pic to you... Not sure you got it... But no matter 'cause KT now has it and she's a'bringin' it home with her...

Not exactly a Getway story that everyone can appeciate but...

B~


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 10:20 AM

For any who are interested, I just posted a story, The Shepherd's Watch on my blog at http://jerryrasmussen.blogspot.com. The story revolves around the cane I was the highest bidder on at the Getaway. It talks about Judy Goddard by name, and mentions Genie in a couple of places. I'm not posting the story on here as it is an expression of my faith, and this isn't the appropriate forum for it.

Here's the link:

http://jerryrasmussen.blogspot.com


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 10:43 AM

Jerry, isn't Getaway an expression of faith?


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From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 10:50 AM

You're right, Rap. For someone who believes God is Love, He surely had a good time at the Getaway. Mudcat is a different game.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 11:00 AM

Getaway is certainly a generator of faith, no question; a very human and big-hearted sorta faith.

A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 11:12 AM

Ubi caritas, Jerry. Ubi caritas.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Genie
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 02:28 PM

Jacqui, thanks for the name correction. I didn't have the two young men confused, just their first names.


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From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 02:44 PM

WHile Rapaire's remark literally eans "wherever there is faith" it is actually in a code known only to certain large white males; he is actually asking Jerry to wash his feet.


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:00 PM

Mick, I'm so thrilled that you east coasters are getting to share in the wonderful musical talents, song lore, warmth, and wit of our own Pacific northwest's David Ingerson.    We shouldn't keep him all to ourselves, after all. David's been going to Ireland annually for a while and it's great that he can share the expansion of his musical trove with the folks on the 'right coast' as well as with those of us on the 'left' one.


Nancy, I want to thank you and others who bring guitars, etc., to share with those of us who don't want to entrust our old Martins, Guilds, Gibsons, etc., to United or any other airline. Being able to use a 00018 with light strings in the concert is infinitely better than trying to play a 3/4 size Ibanez that doesn't want to stay in tune and doesn't feel like my 'baby'.


Rap, was the person who took your yarn away MMario? And did he knit you some socks with it?



-------

Linda,
I do hope you don't have any lasting ailments from that fall on the slick ramp.
You and anyone else who was with you at the time really should report it to the West River powers-that-be if you haven't already. They need to put some non-slip treads on those ramps, because those ramps were so slick in the rain that I'm surprised you were the only one who fell. : )


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:13 PM

Rap took MY yarn away and tried to hold it hostage.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:45 PM

Thanks, Genie, No lasting injury. People immediately brought me ice (was it LEJ?), helping hands and ibuprofen, and by next morning I had no pain at all. I'll get to spend this weekend contra dancing at the New Jersey Folk Project's Fall Festival just fine. Carl fell right after I did, but with less of a WHOMP! The Camp director came over right away, too, but his solution was that the ramp needed a power washing (after we left). I'm really glad nobody else got the thrill ride we did. We might need to monitor this issue for next year. Gosh, I hate being a guinea pig!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: mg
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:55 PM

I think caritas means something like charity or caring and faith would be fides fideles etc. mg


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: maeve
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 04:02 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubi_caritas


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 04:06 PM

On 6.10.10 at 8:55 PM Sinsull said:

....I love you dearly, Mick.
And I love your music.


I love you too, my dear friend. And comments like that just motivate me to find more beautiful and interesting songs, as well as ways to interpret them. Thanks for the inspiration!!

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 04:19 PM

I like this translation: "Where charity is true, God himself is there."

Thanks, Maeve.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: KT
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:12 PM

I'm still on the road - in PA right now. I love checking in here when I have the chance, to see how my Getaway pals are doing, even though I haven't been able to post much.
So often since the getaway ended, I've been aware of phrases of songs, melodies, or snippets of conversations, which resurface as my brain gets itself reorganized. One of the many wonderful gems that I'm taking away from this year's Getaway is having had the opportunity to chat with Jerry's lovely Ruth. Talk about gems. She is a jewel. She carries with her a quiet, gentle grace which is pure goodness. And when Ruth says in her quiet, assured way, "That is the truth." you KNOW with absolute certainty that it is. I can still hear voice. Jerry, give her a hug for me, please.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:22 PM

I only held your yarn hostage until you rolled over on the floor and played with the end of it as I dangled it in front of your paws face. Then you took the entire skein and tangled it all up until you had to untangle it your own self.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:42 PM

Sorry, quite right about caritas. But it still invokes the eashing of feet which may be less appropriate for Rapaire to go around inviting...He's a bit tricky that way.


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:45 PM

Lordy, Amos. You got a thing for feet or something? I wash my bitter feet alone, like Danny Deever or the Colour Sergeant. Granted, they usually have to put on an extra shift at the water treatment plant when I do, but still....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 07:05 PM

Ain'y my thing. It was your idea to start spouting Roman homilies. "Ubi caritas is a hymn of the Western Church, long used as one of the antiphons for the washing of feet on Maundy Thursday. ... The current Roman Catholic Missal (1970) reassigned it from the foot-washing mandatum to the offertory for the Holy (Maundy) Thursday mass, " (See Wickilink above).


A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 10:51 PM

But anybody interested in music ought really to listen once to the Durufle setting of "Ubi Caritas" referenced in the article.   So peaceful and stirring at the same time.

Admittedly I'm not an unbiased observer, since I've been lucky enough to sing it several times--including at least once for a wedding, I'm pretty sure.   

No more time now to address the actual subject of the thread, the Getaway.   All I can say now is that the afterglow shows no signs whatever of diminishing.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 11:24 PM

I think my brain is settling down now ! Thursday at Gene and Sandra'a with Amos , then 'Coming Home' to the Camp on Friday for the weekend , all the superb singers and musicians who WANTED to make some thing with me busking along , then Jed's House Concert at Judy and Dennis's Lovely House !
    Home safely this morning 9Thursday0 AND stayed awake to ctach Cloudstreet at the Folk Club !
    If the Gigs dont cover it , I will just have to hit the savings account and get back over to all my friends at Getaway next year !


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:04 AM

Sandra and Gene (of Adelphi Records), deserve a big thank you for the care and late night feeding of those of us layabouts in the Peace Cabin. Every year they appear with coffee, cheese, crackers, chips, dips and other yummies to keep us fueled during the late night song fest, do more than about anyone to keep the place picked up and the rest of us out of trouble, tuck those in that need tucked in, and act as general den mother and father. They are quiet enough about doing it that most folks aren't even aware.

This ol' southern hillbilly gal sends the hugs I didn't get to give when you two slipped away Sunday night.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:08 AM

Sandra,

I can't seem to spell your mudcat handle correctly to send you a pm. If you see this, please pm me so I can find you.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:21 AM

Yep, is there anyone anywhere who loves the music more than Sandra???? She just flat out grooves to it all the night long. And she and Gene do indeed take such good care of us, bless there hearts. What a chosen family we have created, good people. I am so happy and proud to be in your company.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2010 FSGW Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:45 AM

Yes, Janie, Amen to the kudos for Gene and Sandra. They surely deserve it and more!
I'm one of the many who didn't realize who the 'elves' were who magically produced all, or at least most of, the munchies and beverages for late night in the Peace Cabin.   Unsung heroes who should not remain unsung.


I'm beginning to process the videos I made of the concerts. I knew there would be some static in some places because there's apparently been some problem with the connections on my internal MacBook mike for a few months now.   But some performances came out pretty clear and on the others there are at least portions that did, so there should be some very nice audio and video to share (to add to what various and sundry people took with their hand-helds).

As per official Getaway policy (not to mention common courtesy) I won't post any audio or video online in a public way without the express permission of the victims ... er, culprits ... er, perpetrators ... OK, performers.       That means if y'all don't answer my PMs or emails, your songs won't be shared online.    But I'll try to send you mp3s by email in any case.

I already have videos processed of Ron Davies, Alaska Mike, Valentine Doyle, Janie, the Alan A-Dale Singers, Martha Burns, Judy Cook, Roger from Baltimore, and a couple others.
More to come.

YouTube now has an "unlisted" option whereby a video can be posted but accessible only to those who have the URL (which can be sent from the person posting the video).   These videos not only are not "un-searchable" but also won't be found by people who are trying to access all the videos posted in a given time period. I can send people mp3s as email attachments, but the unlisted YouTube URL is probably be the best way to let people see their videos before deciding whether to make them public.   
Stay tuned.

Genie


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 09:04 AM

Okay - nice to put names to the faces of the "peace cabin elves" - I noticed right off WHAT they were doing - but never really had a chance to introduce myself and thank them.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 09:26 AM

Genie - I am quite happy for anything you have of my performances to be put up - ANY kind of Ego Trip suits me !

And I have adde a few names to some of the piccies


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 09:45 AM

Like everyone else. I'm, still being flooded with wonderful memories of last weekend. Last year my basement was flooded, and it wasn't nearly as much fun. Ruth and I were reliving the weekend over breakfast this morning. Ruth is not a "folkie" but she's a genuine folk, and she had a great time. I enjoyed watching her and KT together... the dearest of old friends who'd never met before. I don't think we could have handled the all-night sings, so we didn't experience the festival in that way, but that doesn't mean that we didn't enjoy every moment we were there. I posted a photo on Facebook that I took at sunrise on Sunday morning and it's now frramed and hanging about my desk in my office. I may well use it on the cover of my next book. The story I wrote about the cane Judy Goddard donagted to the auction titled the Shepherd's Watch is not only a story now, but will most likely be the title of my next book. And the cane is leaning next to my desk as a reminder of the good time we had.

Like everyone else, I brought much more home from the Getaway than I took with me.

I also wanted to mention that Ruth and I thought the food was very good at told the manager of the camp.

I wish we were closer. The drive down and back were nightmares. I'll have to forget alot about that before I feel like driving down again.
That said, it was more than worth it!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 09:50 AM

...and I have just begun adding names and editing some in my pics at this site for example, it was Donna Fletcher who Leadfingers played with in one of his many helper spots. Donna is a stalwart of the local blues scene and a regular at the Peace cabin goings-on.

(I see 8-12 views on most pics, and up to 16-17 on some....which means many have not seen them....and some may have been there twice..)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Siochain
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 11:18 AM

Well,
This first-timer is very, very glad that I made the trip to the getaway. It was just what I needed on many levels.

My only regrets are that I did not find time to have conversations with more people or at the very least exchange more introductions.
Also, had I known how rocking the Peace Cabin was after the concerts, I might have headed over a little earlier from the retreat center. That said, I really had a wonderful time, non-stop in every location and with every group of people. You really are all such wonderful people!

I really look forward to coming back, though I believe next year's dates may conflict with another festival I have been participating in these past few years. We'll see.

In any case, I am renewed and freshly inspired to work more with and through music. Thank you all for that.

Yours in song,
Siochain

Oh, and Colin had a great time too.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 11:23 AM

Welcome to the CaT, SIochain! A pleasure to make your acquaintance.

A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Videos, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 01:44 PM

Siochan, I'm guessing that you are the other half of the duet with Colin - right?   I just got through processing the video of that duet from the Sunday night concert and it sounds great.
I'll send it to you via FaceBook and if you say OK, I'll make it public on YouTube.

Oh, but I don't know the spelling of Colin's last name.   If you PM me that, I'll spell it right.
Or I can just leave the tags as "Rose and Colin" if you prefer.



Terry, why am I not surprised that you're not shy about having your videos posted?   : )
You always sound great, whether soloing or backing up other musicians on mando, whistle, etc.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 01:45 PM

It's kinda like being under a nuclear bomb: it's a blast when it happens, with lots of heat and light, and the results linger for a long time.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 02:10 PM

Mick, I need the title of the song you did in the Sunday night concert, plus the songwriter's name. Also I need to know if it's OK with the songwriter to share the audio and video. I'll send you an mp3 first.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Siochain
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 02:12 PM

Genie, yes, I am Rose and Colin is my son. His last name is de la Barre.
What an amazing amount of work you are doing with all that video! I am looking forward to seeing as many of the segments that will become public just for the joy of remembering the many fine songs (and stories) that were shared.
Thanks for sharing your video talents as well as your musical talents!
Siochain


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 02:21 PM

Bill D, I haven't been able to access your pictures. I note that they are in Opera (I am still house sitting so not on my own computer), so I switched from Safari but it still just sits there.
Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 02:47 PM

??The Opera site is only the host. They should be public to anyone on any computer. Perhaps there's some security setting on this computer that you don't know about.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: gnu
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 02:54 PM

Worked for me???


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 03:16 PM

Rose, I'm glad to do what I can to video and share parts of the concert.   This year I had lots of help from people with hand-held video cameras, which are more maneuverable in the Peace Cabin and many workshops than the MacBook does. Also, my built-in mic needs cleaning or repair, so I didn't get as good sound as I did two years ago. (I think the configuration of the concert stage and audience affected that too.) But for purposes of keeping wonderful memories alive, it worked out pretty well.

Ebbie, I opened Bill's pics easily in Safari and saved the ones I wanted to, cropped and all, using "Grab."

Now I just need help naming all the recognizable faces in the pics.   I'll post some of them in a FaceBook album if that's OK with Bill. Then y'all can "tag" yourself of anyone else you recognize.
(Of course, if anyone sees a pic of someone making a weird face, slouching, with spinach in their teeth, maybe it's best NOT to tag that pic. LOL)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 03:50 PM

Sure Genie... use what you need...and I'll be glad to supply what names I can..(caught a cold, and moving slowly...hugged too many folks, I guess)

Many of mine have multiple people, so a link or clear ID as to image # and we'll get most everyone.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Videos, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 04:16 PM

Siochan, here are you and Colin singing "Crossing The Bar" at the Sunday night concert.   Beautifully done!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Severn
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 05:23 PM

Thanks:

To those entrusting me with singaround co-leads, Rapaire (who made a late grand entrance in his executioner's mask) and Gorgeous Gary, (singing better I've ever heard him all weekend) for their jobs well done in co-leading with me. And, of course all those who brought and contributed great songs and singing.

To Terry Silver for the ride and good company all week.

To Lisa Null for vocal help and encouragement.

Jennifer Woods for her overflowing flood of river allusions in introducing my first evening concert spot and to anyone who applauded me afterwards. I finally got THAT over with.

For all those floating verses I found that people accidentally dropped in the puddles. I recycled a few, soggy though they were.

To anyone I bought from or sold to in the auction and to those who ran it.

To Gene & Sandra Rosenthal, Kathie Mack, David Ingerson, Bob Clayton, Dick Greenhaus and many others too numerous to mention for little favors rendered before and during the weekend.

For all who oganized, set up and tore down. And those who cooked.

For all who didn't notice or merely ignored any words I forgot or spun around and sliced, diced and julienned in the folk-processor.

For all I heard, learned or shared.

And to everyone who was there, whether I got to talk to you or hear you or not. I'm a better man for sharing space with the lot of you.
I hope I was able to give back even a fraction of the joy you all gave me. If not, I'm deeply in your debt and I owe you.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 05:34 PM

BillD-

I could access your pixs fine on the Opera website via Safari and comment on them when I figured out what my unique password was. Nice work as an overview.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: ClaireBear
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 05:43 PM

Genie, I'm excited and grateful to experience Rose and Colin's performance again! Cool, sweet water in the desert of my workaday life. I hope many more of your video jewels are forthcoming. Bless you for doing it.

C


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Videos, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 06:27 PM

Oh, I've got lots of 'em, ClaireBear -- including you, both singing your wonderful original song and making a fool of yourself with the rest of us hams in the mummers' play! Let me know if it's OK to share them. (You too, sweet Severn!)

And thanks to Bearded Bruce for bringing extra instruments to lend (though I didn't need to use his this time) and all that wonderful ginger to sell.

I'm delighted to know that the auction brought in lots of $.   Getaway-ers are so generous that my pre-owned capo, which sells retail for about $24, brought in $22, and several pre-listened-to CDs brought in about $3 apiece.   I brought my small washboard (as opposed to the pocket sized one) to sell but couldn't bring myself to part with it. Sorry. (Next year I'll bring a bigger one.) I got a great deal on Severn's 4-CD Patsy Cline set (still shrink wrapped) and someone's little step-on-lid-raising wastebasket too. Not to mention buying enough of Bruce's ginger to maybe get me qualified for The Biggest Loser if I don't ration my supply strictly.

"Froggy Went A-Courtin'" is processed and ready for viewing as soon as I get permission from Charmion (CeltAddict?) and Edmund. Terry's already given me a blanket (permission, that is).


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 06:29 PM

A wonderful beginning, Genie.... and thanks to Colin & Rose for enveloping us in that song... (we DO sing along!)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 06:41 PM

If I'm not mistaken, the arrangement is by Rose & Colin. I've never heard anyone do the same harmonies they do. Gorgeous!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Videos, Etc
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 07:20 PM

Rose and Colin are also among those who have amended Rani Arbo's lyric phrasing to make it flow more normally than the way Rani initially sang it. Tennyson's poem does not have the same rhythmic pattern to verses 2 and 4 as to verses 1 and 3, if you read it as you'd naturally speak it, but Rani Arbo originally sang it as though it did, and to me it sounded odd (accents on many of the wrong syl-LAB-bles in verses 2 and 4).

"Crossing The Bar" mudcat thread

Betsy Wellings, of Chehalis, WA (now La Center, I think) did a great job of making the prasing sound more natural, and I did my own revision of the phrasing when I sang the song (even altering the tune a bit on verses 2 and 4). But Rose and Colin put their own individual stamp on the lyric phrasing, as well as adding their own unique harmonies, and the result was sheer beauty and stirring emotion. I hope that's on one of your CDs, Rose.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:05 PM

Thanks for posting Rose and Colin, Genie. Hope the next time they come they do a mini-concert!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:18 PM

You're next, Janie. ; D
(Of course, I'll let you see/hear yours first. Then you can tell me if it's OK to share it.
You sounded great, though, and we were all singing along with you.)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:25 PM

Genie, do you really need permission from each singer to be able to post a video?   I can't imagine anybody objecting.   Most of us, I'd guess, are just flattered to be considered.   You certainly have blanket permission to post anything I'm on.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:39 PM

We know we're not perfect--as Jerry says, it's just a bunch of folks making music. I just like to hear the room singing along--after all, as part of the audience I sure like to do it myself.

I even managed to forget the easy part of one of my songs--fortunately the audience didn't forget. My excuse would be that I was one of the 6 or 7 who sang in the dawn Sunday morning.   Really intended to get a nap sometime during the day but the music was just too good all day. And then til about 3 Monday morning, when I did crash.   Knew it would happen eventually.

Getaways just seem to get better and better---though I have to admit the visit by the UK chantey group--why can't I remember the name?-- a few years ago--including a bunch of Mudcatters, as I recall-- is still one of the alltime highlights.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:54 PM

Well, yes, you do need permission from each person before posting a video. It may be a pro forma exercise, and a pain in the ass, but once something is posted, it's out there forever, and people may have their own reasons for not wanting their performance out there. Thanks, Genie, for respecting this.

The UK chantey group was (were?) the Shellback Singers, and they were indeed great. We don't often get a chance to hear large choral group (other than ad hoc ones) at the Getaway, and the Shellbacks were a real treat.

I gotta get the sound fixed on my 'puter so I can hear Rose and Colin! My memory of the performace is that it was astonishingly beautiful, as was a later one in the retreat center. Their voices blend incredibly. Sure hope they'll come back!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:56 PM

There are all kinds of good reasons for folks to get permission before posting videos - one of which is that not everything is in the public domain, and we might need to know who the author or composer of a song is in order to get permissions. Aside from that, some folks who make their living doing this, or at least do this semi-professionally, need to have a say in what gets put out in public.

Remember it's not "just us" watching videos - it's whoever that video gets sent to, or anyone who stumbles into it on YouTube.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 09:38 PM

Just another occasion when CORRECTLY attributing ones source DOES matter


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 09:47 PM

Genie - permission from me for anything you may have.

As far as the Mummers Play goes - I made it quite clear to everyone taking part that I expected it to be on YouTube at some point so, hopefully, no objections there, even to the rehearsal.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Micca
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 09:56 PM

GEEEEEZZZZ Jacqui, dont say there is video of the REHERSAL??!!!, you know you have my permission to put any of the stuff I'm in up, I have NO reputation to damage anyway!!, in fact it may be enhanced by such exposure!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 10:42 PM

I want my performance as The Music Stand to be available to everyone! I expect awards from the Motion Picture Academy, Cannes, Sundance, the Pulitzer People, possibly even a Nobel Prize.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 11:16 PM

Hey, Rap, don't forget your performance as Dr. Death or whatever the character was called.   Can't believe that you were there for the whole Getaway (admittedly I wasn't) and I still haven't really seen you. Hell I didn't even see your Oscar-bound turn as the Music Stand. What's next?--you're obviously way beyond the tree stage. There's always Shakespeare--A Midsummer Night's Wall, etc.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Videos, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 11:32 PM

As for the other permissions, yes, there are many reasons for needing permission: copyrights, competition with commercial recordings by the performers or songwriters, sound quality or flubs that make the recording 'not ready for prime time' (below the performer's standards), videos that make you look fat(ter), etc., etc.   I'm not even making some of my own videos public until I have all the copyright 'ducks in a row', so to speak, as well as the legal protection of my imaginary playmate's name, etc.   That doesn't mean I won't share the videos with a few dozen or hundred of my closest friends, but them there inter-tubes is dangerous places beset with all manner of thieves, etc.

Also, Jennifer clearly announced, both nights, that no audio or video files would be shared online without the express permission of the perpetrators ... er, performers. Seems in the past some people have been unhappy with unauthorized videos of themselves showing up online.


As for the Mummers' play, as I've said before, I can't imagine anyone who volunteers to participate therein being worried about their dignity or reputation as a thespian. ; )


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 11:39 PM

Well it is certainly important that thespians have the same rights as the rest of us--and they do. There are actually quite a few states where thespians can get married to each other publicly.   Of course maybe Palin hasn't heard about this yet.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Micca
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 12:24 AM

Ron, You mean there were Public displays of Thespianism? between consenting adults of different and same sexes?... Well!! and as for Mumming plays, we all know what that is a euphemism for... Egyptian Princess? hah!!! Slaying the dragon..Hah!!!St George on his "Steed" Hah!!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Severn
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 01:32 AM

Genie,

"You too, sweet Severn". I guess that means I'm no longer singing sour, so I'd be glad and honored if you deemed it worthy of posting, after previewing the performance myself, of course. It'll be a way to share my version of "alternative music" with my daughter like she shares hers with me. Of course, her brand of "alternative" probably gets more airplay than mine.

By the way, the song in question ("A Rakish Young Fellow", collected in Sussex from the singing of Scan Tester) was in the public domain and can probably be considered "trad, arr. Savage" after I got through with it.

As SINSULL or Jacqui will probably tell you, Public Dough, Maine (Built entirely from State Tax Funding, hence the name) is a suburb of South Portland, over towards Chicken Chow and Broken Water.

One last thing:
In my previous list of highlights and thank-yous, I somehow forgot to mention the lovely gift of the very Golden Pea-foul....er, fowl... from SINSULL that the tail feathers of which had been so ably warmed by Big Mick in the play. [Insert your drag-racial joke here] It since has laid an egg, so Mick might be both a Mummer AND a Papa! So, congradulations and Sarah-Feenamints all around....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 07:33 AM

I STILL can't believe that SINSULL would give away a gift that I handpicked for her. A lot of thought went into that token of friendship!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 09:06 AM

Rap, is there a Nobel Prize for schlock? I did not know that.


(Oh, and via the magic of video I realize I was standing or sitting next to you fairly often at Getaway but just didn't realize I was in the presence of a potential Nobel Prize winner - and one from Quincy, Illinois, to boot!) ; D


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 11:23 AM

Well, the town has produced a lot of things but not to my knowledge a Nobel Prize winner. The closest it ever came was, I think, when Leona Schraedermann found her husband with Hortense O'Malley in the Congress Tavern at 17th and Spring back in '46 or '47. The resulting explosion was heard for miles and led to the demise of Hortense, Hermann, and most of the square block the Tavern was sitting on. There was an enhancement to the explosion -- Leona had found her husband "in fragrantly delicious" (as the the lawyers say) several times but always with a good "Dutch" girl, never a wee Irish colleen. Granted, Hortense wasn't exactly "wee" and several decades of hard living past her prime, but still....


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 11:41 AM

**putting on hip boots to continuing following this**


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 12:10 PM

Ma'am, I left Quincy some time back. I ain't ashamed of it an' I still got family livin' there. But I found I hadda leave town -- a little misunderstanding whether or not you are supposed to deal from the top or the bottom of a deck of cards -- and now I live in The West, where men are men and women wear jeans too. But I still remember those halcyon days of my youth and poor tho' we were I and all of my friends brought ourselves up in the world and are now respected and honored citizens, 'ceptin' for a couple or three who didn't and ain't.

Why would you be interested in my misspent prayer-filled youth?


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Videos, Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 12:13 PM

Rap, methinks there be a song somewhere in that Quincy saga.   Are ya up to the challenge?


Ron, here's the link to your "Blue Heaven Medley" from the concert:
Ron Davies medley at Getaway 2010

I did a bit of 'creative editing' on that one because of a couple mistakes -- mine, yours, and my MacBook's.
First off, I was doing a lot of stop-and-start videos to check sound setting, etc., and when the concert started I forgot to push "Capture" again and tell the 'puter where to put the video, etc. I discovered this shortly after you began and corrected it, but I missed the entire first performer's song (which was really fine) and the beginning of "My Blue Heaven." Also, my internal mic seems to have some loose or dirty connections (Don't we all?) so there was intrusive static in places. I edited the static out, pasted your wonderful whistling at the beginning where "When whip-poor-wills call and evening is nigh, I hurry to my blue heaven" should have been, and I also clipped out the little part where you lost your place in the lyrics.
(I still have the undoctored footage if you want to see it.)

So far, your YouTube link is unlisted - meaning anyone who finds the link here or to whom you send it can see the video. Let me know if you want me to make it public (searchable, accessible to everyone).

Genie


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Genie
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 12:57 PM

Ladies and gentlemen,
"Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's MICCA!"

a novel take on "The Franklin Expedition"


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 01:32 PM

Genie-

I'm unable to hear any audio of Micca's singing via Safari.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 01:35 PM

Safari to YT works fine from my machine. Is your volume turned wayyy down?

A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 01:56 PM

Good old Micca - made me laugh all over again. I love the fact that everyone starts singing along until he gets to the third line of the second verse and then there is almost silence, because he's singing different words!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 02:10 PM

Genie--

I have no problem if you want to make the "Blue Heaven" two songs public. I was fascinated by the story that goes with the songs-- the information comes from a wonderful book I read this summer--Public Cowboy #`1--a biography of Gene Autry, by Holly George-Warren.    I've talked about the book before on Mudcat. She actually interviewed Gene and after his death had unprecedented access to the estate.   But she was also given complete editorial control of the book--didn't have to clear anything with the estate. I'd recommend the book to anybody with any interest in Gene, in early "Western" music, in early "Western" movies--and a lot more.    "You're the Only Star in My Blue Heaven" is one of the few songs he really had a big hand in writing--of the more than 200 songs he is listed on as co-writer, in most of them it's just that he had an arrangement to share co-writing credit in exchange for recording it.

Thanks so much for recording.   

You're right, the first performer was excellent--though I can't remember who it was.

Next time maybe I'll get more sleep beforehand and stand a better chance of remembering the song.   I actually put myself on as second in the program since I was afraid I'd crash before the end of the concert (but in fact the music in the whole concert was so good I didn't crash.

(I trust we won't have problems with copyright since you have posted the copyright info (thanks also for that.)   But I thought that copyright questions didn't enter into it if the concert itself was not set up to make money, though I may be wrong on that.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 02:16 PM

Yes, he certainly knows the chemistry of a room.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 02:49 PM

The issue of writing credit (and the royalties that go along with it) is fascinating.    I've just recently read about Chilton Price, violinist with the Louisville Orchestra and librarian with a Louisville radio station.   She wrote both "Slowpoke" and "You Belong To Me" (See the Pyramids).   But because she had no experience in publishing she offered to share credit on both with two country singers and writers she knew, Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart, friends of hers, who could and did publish and record the songs.

She seems to have had no regrets about the arrangement, saying that without the assistance of the two men the songs would never have been the hits they were, and their success opened doors for her.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 02:54 PM

Micca's song is so great--and thanks so much for him for transplanting the scene to the US so that we can enjoy it--as he pointed out we wouldn't have gotten much from the specifics in the original UK geography.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 03:49 PM

Oh, Micca's version of the song is based on fact! Why, Lord Franklin wanted his exploits to be remembered, so he stayed in various places long enough to tell his tale to local inhabitants.....thus places like Franklin Indiana, Franklin Tennesee, Franklin Ohio, and Franklin Kentucky were named for him! As a matter of fact, one famous stretch goes from Franklin Kentucky TO Franklin Tennessee...right thru Nashville on what is now I-65! He even made a side trip to Franklin, Alabama before he reached Louisiana. (The song would have been WAY too long & confusing if all those places were added....yessir, it would have!)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 03:57 PM

Note... Franklin Indiana is right close to I-65, also...so he was really trying to plot a course thru the area(s) that would prove beneficial to those who followed. It is little known that future highway planners actually based a lot of their routes on the trail of 'Franklin's' and help from local legends about good ways to proceed!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 04:08 PM

Finally! My photos are here, at Picassa

If you want me to remove your photo, I'll be happy to. No questions or complaining.

If you'd like a more hi def shot (these are reduced a lot from their original size) for prints, album covers, magazine centerfolds, or, in some cases, Halloween cards, I'll be happy to oblige.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 04:30 PM

Thanks, Jeri...(even though it says "You are using a browser (Opera) that is not 'fully supported'")..had to switch to Firefox and disable all my script filters. They DO demand you do it their way.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 04:44 PM

Gennie-

Oh, I forgot that I had turned off my external speakers before I left for the UK. Micca sounds like Micca. It just doesn't get any better!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 05:04 PM

Charley,
I use Safari and I can hear Micca on YouTube very well. DK why you can't but I hope you can clear it up. Micca's song is a keeper.

The audio on some of my Getaway videos is a bit distorted. On others there's little or none. And in at one video, Songster Bob's guitar is barely audible but the vocalist, Clare Parmelee (sp?) is easy to hear. DK why that is either.

I'm also trying to identify all the perpetr ... er, performers at the concerts, but their names are not all on the list of attendees (and some may be identified here at Mudcat and in the conference by aliases such as Mudcat names).   
Jennifer, if you have a list of all the concert performers in sequence, that would be helpful to have.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 05:07 PM

Do not forget the once-proposed State of Franklin.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 05:18 PM

Great photos, Jeri: Thanks for posting them.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 05:23 PM

Genie...Charley Noble had identified many of the performers in my pics of the Sat. concert, and I am trying to add to them. You might find some names there.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Videos, Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 06:25 PM

Thanks, Bill.

I'm wondering if one of the Getaway Gurus has a digital list of the Getaway attendees you could email me.   That would save me a lot of time that otherwise would be spent typing in the names and e-dresses of all the performers I videoed. It also might include some latecomers whose names aren't on the printed sheet.


Here's a link to Ron's lovely, albeit curtailed and reconfigured, medley of My Blue Heaven and You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven.

And here's the link to
Judy Cook doing "The Farmer's Daughter"

(Those quotation marks are important. Otherwise that might have come out wrong.)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Videos, Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 08:24 PM

And, with permission, Heeeeeeeeeeeere's JANIE!   She sho' knows how ta shake her sugaree!

Janie - Shake Sugaree

Calico Jack's video is also ready for Janie Meneely and Paul diBlasi to view. Then they can tell me if they want it public.


Again (?), as the videos become public, if you do a YouTube search for "Getaway 2010" or "Mudcatter" you should find these.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 08:54 PM

Genie-

I found the list of "Getaway Attendees" included in my folder very useful when I got home.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 10:00 PM

Hah! so that's who Ron Davies is! Now that I've been home a week, I'm finally discovering who folks were who I met at the Getaway. Several people didn't wear their name tags, and some were too far away for read them. I had the pleasure of hearing Ron at the Gospel workshop but I don't think he was wearing his nametag (as he wasn't when he did the evening concert songs.) Bad Ron!

Nice to finally put your face to your name, Ron. I always enjoyed talking with you on here.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 03:19 AM

Experiencing it vicariously through these accounts and pictures.
BTW there actually seem to be a few people younger than 50 there!
Thanks again.
RtS


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Genie
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 03:49 AM

Charley, I have the printed list but it doesn't have everyone's name, etc., on it. Also I was hoping for a digital version so I could avoid having to manually enter several dozen names, addresses, emails, etc.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Daver
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 10:25 AM

Elizabeth LaPrelle is featured on today's broadcast of Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR. You can find and listen to the story on the web at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130458025 .


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Videos
From: Genie
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 12:10 PM

Oops! Premature submission. (Sorry)

Frog Went a-Courtin' - Getaway 2010 - Charmion, Leadfingers and Edmund


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Amos
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 12:17 PM

Daver:

Thanks so much for that BEAUTIFUL piece by Elizabeth. She is a treasure.



A


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 12:41 PM

What fun! Thank you for posting those performances! And Ron, it was wonderful to hear your voice again.

And Carly! Why don't I hear anything about Carly? I saw her photo but where is she?


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 06:37 PM

Hi Ebbie, We missed you. I asked KT if you'd be making it back soon.    Hope to see you at West River someday soon (as it was in one of the songs we did at the Peace "non-quiet" cabin.) I always think of you and KT as a team.

Still have more to say about the Getaway, but as usual little time.    Mahler rehearsal in 20 minutes.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 11:59 AM

Our Elizabeth..... what can one say? Remember when she came to us at Havre de Grace? She was a fifteen year old girl, singing with her mom. I remember standing there in that hall, and listening to this young girl sing these very old songs with such an understanding, and I remember being astounded by the depth of that understanding from one who was really just starting to creep over the edge of adulthood. In listening to that wonderful NPR segment linked above, those memories came flooding back. She, once again, nails completely her understanding of her craft and that song. I am so proud to be able to tell folks that I know this wonderful singer, and given the high level she came to us at, just the thought of watching her mature even further in this music leaves me a bit breathless. Her obligation to the music is large, and she embraces that with dedication and love.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Celtaddict
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 03:33 PM

I have not said anything on this thread though I have read every word with interest. I had a busy time after leaving my second Getaway (all good, visiting Baltimore, being on the Mystic Whaler, visiting family in DC, going with them to Deep Creek Lake). I did not take as many pictures as I usually do in such situations. I am not a performer, but am an avid fan and the weekend was wonderful. I dearly loved getting to hear and to sing along with so many wonderful and welcoming folks. I was thrilled to meet Max, the Founder of the Feast, and to meet and spend time with Joe Offer whom I have long admired electronically. Alaska Mike and Tawmmie were terrifically larger than life. Micca was great fun. Janie Meneely likewise. I had met Big Mick before but feel we are now really friends. Always a joy to hear MMario. I would pay to hear Gordon Bok read a phone book. Colleen Cleveland, I owe you. I do not know all the 'Catters I met, have not connected names and faces, but I do know this:

Getaway 2010 was a wonderful experience. I hope to be back. I could not begin to describe it as well as Amos did and won't try. But there were too many highlights to list, and friends new and old to miss.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 08:03 PM

for the record, the feast Max was father of is the Mudcat Cafe---the Getaway precedes that by several decades.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 08:26 PM

And the feast that Dick and Susan are the parents of is The Digital Tradition......


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Celtaddict
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 11:40 PM

True about the various feasts; I meant Max for this one because I am posting on this one. So many feasts we share!
I have no doubt omitted more than I recall at any one moment.
MMario, I do not chide. I beg. Or grovel if necessary.
And Janie, thank you. I am the one you describe so aptly, one of many.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,Jed at the Library
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 12:23 PM

The Getaway was the middle of a very busy 2 week tour for me - but it was truly the highlight! It was a long weekend of song immersion at a lovely rural campus ... with dear freinds; new and old!

Thanks so much for letting me participate!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 03:57 PM

Come back often, Jed!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 04:24 PM

300 did I finally get one?


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 04:26 PM

Indeed you did!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 07:09 PM

You can put it on your resumé...as long as you're not applying for the same job as Leadfingers.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 10:07 PM

Due to a wardrobe malfunction I missed all of the Saturday AM workshops. I was so looking forward to seeing Jed and Gordon working together. Ah well.
That said, the amazing music, voices, comraderie and general feeling of "This is good" once again made me very happy and very tired. This is the only chance I have to spend time with KT and Janie and Tink. Did my heart good to see Severn cherishing the revolting peacock (It's a peahen!) which has been replaced by a pumpkin shaped lobster and a yodelling pickle. Jed is such a joy to watch. He is so generous with his time and music. The man plays a banjo as if he is in love with it. To see Kendall bringing an audience to tears - WOW. Colin and Rose, Dan Shahhhhhtz, Elizabeth Laprelle, the Mummers (sorry, Barry Finn is still my favorite princess)MMMMMMario - it has been so long and your concert performance was brilliant. Time spent with FSGW people I only see at the Getaway - BillD aka Stickman, Judy Cook, Carly, Charlie, Janet, Janice, Jennifer - all my friends from the year of the blow up costumes. My beautiful Micca, Chance and Suzette, Linda, Tink...and so on and so on.Mick, St. Mick who endures all our foolishness and still sings long and loud. I heard Hard Times as I drifted off to sleep.Edmund and Charmion, ClaireBear who is a first class navigator, Jeri with the patience of a saint as I hallucinated the man in the passenger seat window,. I miss Mary and Barry and Dick with his hurdy-gurdy. I miss Theresa of the Shellbacks. I consider myself so lucky to be able to be among friends each year.
Thank you all.
Good people; good times; crappy eggs.
SINS


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: KT
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 11:44 PM

LOL, Sins!!! You had me sighing and longing up until the last two words, then guffawing!!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: KT
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 11:45 PM

I asked Kendall if I spread those eggs around on the plate the way he did, would it look like I had eaten more of them?


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 11:53 PM

All the more reason to stay up too late and sleep through breakfast!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 12:20 AM

North Carolina woman speak truth! LOL


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 02:23 AM

Ah, but the biscuits and gravy on Monday morning were like a trip to heaven!

-Joe, who can't eat eggs anyhow-


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: KT
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 02:32 AM

You'd have been okay, then, Joe. I don't think they WERE eggs.

Right on, Janie!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 03:58 AM

Genie, thanks for taking and posting the videos! I missed most of the concert performances and am glad to get to see them after all. Clare's last name is Parmalee. She didn't make it on to the list as she registered late. She holds wonderful monthly singing parties at her house in DC. They are great opportunities for harmony. Normally at gatherings Clare will give out printed cards with the details of the sings, but perhaps as a newcomer to the Getaway she might have felt it would be presumptuous to do so there. Anyone interested in going to one of her sings or wanting her contact info, please PM me. Clare and I have been friends for about 3 years.

Nametags. Some of the people at the Getaway are blind. They can only read nametags if they were to put their faces a few inches away from peoples' chests - which would be rather disconcerting. So it feels unfair. Out of respect for them, I don't wear a nametag anymore, though those pretty buttons are wonderfully helpful in learning names.

I will remember to wear my Mudcat t-shirt next year though. I forgot and left it languishing in my closet this year. I do want to get to meet all the people whose posts I have read with such interest over the years.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: David Ingerson
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 05:36 AM

What a pleasure. What an inspiration. What wonderful singing. What wonderful people!

I hit the ground running when I got home to Portland and haven't stopped since, but I finally took the time to read all your comments, which not only sparked many vivid memories but made me realize how much I missed because I wasn't able to split myself in two--or three.

So many compelling songs. So many moving performances. The outstanding times for me were chatting with Sally Rogers about the history-music-teaching connections. Getting to know and listening to Mick and his heartfelt songs and stories. And spending time with Amos and experiencing his spontaneous (and infectious) bursting into song as well as his always-positive and thoughtful comments about the people around us and life in general.

And I gotta say that being compared to old singers in Ireland is the highest compliment. Thanks, Mick.

My attendees roster is filled with notes about songs people sang and other connections and memories of dozens of you--too many to list. But all of you helped make the weekend fantastic, legendary, thrilling. As Jerry said, it's just folk and music. Thank you all.

Now, [shameless plug for our singing weekend] you might be able to get a similar high if you come to our Singtime Frolics, March 25 - 27, 2011, just outside Portland, Oregon. Genie will be there and Blessings Barbara and possibly mg. And I'm hoping we can entice a number of you west-coasters to attend. Heck, we wouldn't turn you away even if you came from Idaho or Colorado, Michigan or Maine!

Cheers,

David


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Celtaddict
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 01:40 PM

Linda: About the nametags, they are very decorative but a little hard to read, for me. I like having the first name (or Mudcat handle) large, and a surname smaller below. Maybe they could be a bit bigger yet, or with bigger print, and perhaps the decorative element paler, for those of us who need glasses and who don't think we should put our faces right up to just anybody. The decorative button does make a cheery souvenir.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Micca
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 02:39 PM

KT maybe the "eggs" were of the kind you sent me a pic of? (it was an Ostrich egg)
Linda, Maybe some like the excuse to stick their face into another persons chest?? casting no Nasturtiums or anything :o) I am delighted that name tags are so prevalent as I am Notorious for forgetting names and they provide the necessary prompt, after 10 years I think I can definitely ident a few people without resorting to tags (You, Bill, Nancy, Carly, Charlie and others) but even so there are many cases where I get the Wrong Name attached to a person.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 03:40 PM

Thanks, Linda. I knew what Clare's name was, sound-wise. Just didn't know how she spelled it. Now I can go ahead an process her video.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc.
From: Genie
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 03:54 PM

I forgot to mention, Linda, that I can't contact Clare directly for permission to post her video, because I have no phone # or e-dress for her. If someone can ask her to contact me via Mudcat or FaceBook or email or phone, that would help.


David, I too hope some of the wonderful non Pac NW folkies can and will come to Singtime Frolics.   It's a wonderful weekend, much like Getaway (except that this particular Methodist camp site allows beer and wine, as of a couple years ago and we have a candlelight dinner Saturday before the concert, with bottles of wine on the tables).   
But besides you, me, Barbara, and maybe mg, other Mudcatters who are likely to be there include MAG (from Walla Walla), Robinia (Jean Lepley, from Seattle), WinnieMih (Wendy) and others I can't think of at the moment. Joe Hickerson was there a couple years ago, and Dick Hamlet (now in Camas, WA but formerly active in FSGW) and his wife Corinne McWilliams are often there. Frank Of Toledo (Francy) sometimes makes it too, when he's not doing the Woody Guthrie wandering minstrel thing. We fairly often have folkies from the East coast, California, and various other areas there too.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 04:29 PM

Well, if you can't wait for Singtime Frolics..you have a lucky chance because Vancouver B.C. is having theirs in a few weeks..I forget theexact date..mid-november I think the week before Thanksgiving. Around $140 US I think. Nice accomodations and food for that sort of thing. Easy to get too even by public transportation..just get to Vancouver and take a bus back to Camp Alexandra..used to be direct but now you have to do a SKy Train thing. Don't think I can make it this year though. lmg


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Genie
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 06:35 PM

Too bad the Vancouver music camp is so close to Getaway. (Gotta tend to RL once in a while.)
But one Mudcatter I left out who sometimes comes to Singtime is Reggie Miles.
Here he is at Singtime a couple years ago, playing saw backup to Rob Hoffman's jaw harp:
Gershwin revisited.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 12:14 PM

Genie, I'm PM-ing you with Clare's phone number. She would have been glad to be in the Getaway Directory, but registered after it had already been made up. She's also listed in the FSGW Directory (online at the FSGW website) for those of you who are FSGW members.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 12:45 PM

Joe et al-

"biscuits and gravy on Monday morning"?

Well, I best not say what our table compared them to but they surely bore a family resemblance to something we find on the floor of our house after we hear a kind of hacking sound from the household guardian!

Good though!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 02:06 PM

On a "biscuits & gravy" scale from 1-10, they were about a 5.684. ....which is quite edible, but doesn't send you back for 2nds. I have had about an 8.5 before, but the place no longer exists. 6+ is all I ever hope for.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: MMario
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 02:14 PM

Hey - the biscuits and gravy were probably the best meal at camp - at least they came closest to having flavour.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 02:20 PM

While still not good, the food has improved a little bit from the first year there. Not quite as bad as what they served in my elementary school 40 years ago - which is what we got the first year.

I would have liked for my fish to have at least been warm in the center, even if it still were chewy. I didn't get sick afterward, though, so I guess it was at least safe to eat.

But we don't go there for the food, do we?


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 03:10 PM

I had the ham on Sunday, on the theory that it WOULD be harder to mess up...and it was 'decent'.

No, we no longer go for the food like we did when Debbie McClatchy catered the meals. (and I didn't even automatically like everything SHE fixed, although it was usually 'good' for what it was. I'm just a picky eater who doesn't care for eggs & onions)


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 04:40 PM

Y'all have the disadvantge of comparing the food to Debby McClatchy's. I have no doubt that her food was much, much better. Ruth and I compared the food to what we usually get at festivals, and thought it was a definite notch above most of what we've had.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 05:20 PM

Fourteen years eating the output of R A F cooks means I can eat MOST things , and found nothing to really complain about at Getaway meals


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 05:27 PM

The Company was acceptable too !!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Daver
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 09:45 PM

It was interesting hearing Leadfingers sing praises of the British National Health system compared to the US situation at Monday breakfast. Maybe there's a song there.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 09:58 PM

One of you oldtimers need to help me with something. At the last Getaway at Prince William, I swear it was Debbie that did the cooking. Bill, do you remember whether it was her or not?

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 10:09 PM

I wish there had been more of the forbidden spice (salt, NaCl) in the shakers.

I've eaten worse and even kept it down.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 10:15 PM

The Getaway at Prince William that Big Mick attended in 1999 was the last one that Debby McClatchy catered. We had used her for many years when we were at Camp Letts, but we left Camp Letts when it became prohibitively expensive to meet the guaranteed numbers we needed to reach in order to be able to continue to use enough support facilities, including our own dining hall. So we tried moving back to Prince William in 1999, which is where the Getaway began and had been held for years before it moved to Camp Letts. We didn't fit at Prince William in 1999 (you may remember), so we went in search of a new venue and found Camp Ramblewood. We chose Ramblewood partly on the fact that we *could* bring in our own caterer, but bringing Debby back never worked out--the camp insisted on overseeing her in a way that nobody could live with, and it would have been too expensive. When we moved to West River, using the West River kitchens was a non-negotiable part of the deal, but the venue in other ways is so perfect for us that we decided to use it anyway. Actually, we had considered West River immediately after Prince William, and the fact that we couldn't bring Debby along to cater our meals was at least one of the considerations when we chose Ramblewood. But after several years at Ramblewood sans Debby, we learned we could live with the food, since that wasn't the real reason we came to the Getaway anyway.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 10:30 PM

I'm glad Mick asked about Debbie. I talked to someone at the Getaway this year and said I remembered her, and was told I was wrong. I might have said it was Ramblewood (in which case, I was definitely wrong). I'm glad to discover I was right. I also seem to remember Dan Schatz and a vegetable-chopping shanty.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:38 AM

Yep, Jeri. The conversation was with Debby herself. She insisted I was wrong, b
When I told her the last time I saw her, we sang together in the kitchen at Prince William. She insisted I was wrong, but was I quite sure I was not. Thanks, Charlie!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 06:08 PM

Food! I had been wondering what it wa.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Janie
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:55 PM

The only real complaint I have regarding the Getaway is the numerous and deep pot holes on both I-85 and I-95 in Virginia. US 301 was in great shape. Not so the interstate highways. Can't hold FSGW or West River Conference Center responsible for that. At least I had the good company of Genie, and lunch with Abby on the trip back to compensate.

Note to self: next year, do front-end alignment immediately after Getaway instead of immediately before.

To all you red-blooded fellows, as well as the many fine ladies who know and love our darlin' Dani. She has been informed that missing the Getaway next year is simply not an option!


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Subject: Getaway 2010 pics and videos
From: gnu
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 07:08 PM

Good lord. I just got a PM telling me to check out a vid on a Getaway thread and I can't find it.

Could youse all post yer pics and vids links to this one thread so dumbasses like me don't have to search around and maybe miss em?

If so, thanks. If not, GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
    Threads combined. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2010 puics and videos
From: gnu
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 07:12 PM

So after you typo in the original title and then compose the first post you can't correct the typo when you are typing the first post? Good to know.

Of course, I wll forget this when I hit the submit. Possibly before.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2010 puics and videos
From: Amos
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 07:19 PM

Use THIS one instead, Gnuzer.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2010 puics and videos
From: maeve
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 07:26 PM

This one, too, gnu. Getaway 2010 audio-video-Glass half full


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2010 puics and videos
From: gnu
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 08:01 PM

Oh... golly gee... I had never thought of checking the Getaway threads with the filter. Or the threads I had already traced.

Gee whiz oh.

Nevermind. It was a dumb idea.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2010 puics and videos
From: gnu
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 08:03 PM

And, BTW, A, better to post the "d" thread link rather than the whole thread link no?


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: gnu
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 07:20 AM

Just went through them again and the clip in question must be part of another clip. I'll find it someday. Sorry for my "chippy" posts.


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 08:00 AM

Although I was not thrilled by the food, I did find the wait-staff pleasant to deal with. One even got me a box of cereal when I was late for breakfast Saturday morning; I failed to realize that breakfast serving ended at 8:45 am. And they did a great job of recycling!

Wonder what they added to make the scrambled eggs yellow? No, I don't want to wonder...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, after a nice home breakfast of poached organic free-range eggs on toasted sourdough bread


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: KT
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 11:26 PM

Sunday night, sitting here thinking how nice it would be to wander over to the Peace cabin for a lovely song circle, and finding it hard to believe that it was only three weeks ago we were there... Wish we could do it again soon...


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: Micca
Date: 27 Nov 10 - 06:01 PM

There is now video of this years Mummers Here The Mummers Play 2010


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: ClaireBear
Date: 27 Nov 10 - 06:55 PM

Oh, well done! I especially liked the Music Stand!


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Subject: RE: 2010 Getaway Stories, Pics, Etc...
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Nov 10 - 07:50 PM

Well done, all! LMAO! What fun!


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