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BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.

GUEST,LTS on an android 22 Jul 13 - 03:27 PM
KT 22 Jul 13 - 03:33 PM
Alice 22 Jul 13 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 22 Jul 13 - 03:39 PM
ClaireBear 22 Jul 13 - 03:42 PM
Mrrzy 22 Jul 13 - 03:49 PM
Nancy King 22 Jul 13 - 04:13 PM
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ranger1 22 Jul 13 - 05:45 PM
Joe Offer 22 Jul 13 - 06:02 PM
Rapparee 22 Jul 13 - 06:03 PM
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Ebbie 22 Jul 13 - 07:13 PM
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MMario 22 Jul 13 - 08:43 PM
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Subject: BS: MudKat LaughingTavern special opening
From: GUEST,LTS on an android
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 03:27 PM

Dear friends,

I've been away for a while so I don't know how the old Tavern has fared - the smell would suggest that someone at least has fed the squid regularly...

Today, however, I am opening up the doors, windows, cellar, bar, attic, space/time portal and the Rainbow Gate to the Other Place for one very special lady.

We never met in person, but I know we would have been friends if we had. She had the biggest heart, the warmest smile and the greatest wisdom, coupled with the most generous nature and loving personality of any I have met online.

So... the bar is open, the squid has been provided with fresh jello, there's a row of instruments waiting to be played and a candle burning in the window. It's cool, fresh and comfy inside so come on in and join me, whichever time zone you are in, whichever continent you are on, raise your voices and your glasses to the heavens and give thanks for the life of Kat Laughing.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: KT
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 03:33 PM

"...and give thanks for the life of Kat Laughing"

Hear, hear!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Alice
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 03:38 PM

Well, it has been years since I've been in the Tavern.
Here is a toast to Kat Laughing, at peace and free from pain.

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 03:39 PM

Cheers!...Bottoms up!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ClaireBear
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 03:42 PM

Oh, thank goodness someone's here. I can't begin to express how much I need a Mudgather today. And a song circle. And a good cry. And a glass of something refreshing. Not necessarily in that order...

Here's to Kat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 03:49 PM

I will be back here later, when it's time for the Belter ceremonial drunk.

I am more distressed than I would have thought possible at the loss of someone I never met. I was surprised at my reaction to Lady Diana's death, but this is way more personal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Nancy King
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 04:13 PM

What Mrrzy said.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: jacqui.c
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 04:46 PM

Raising a glass to my friend right now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: frogprince
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 04:49 PM

When I saw this thread, I instinctively knew what it would be. It's a nice way to share our feelings. I can only think of a couple of times before in my life when I've actually wept for someone I had not met in person.
Kat sent us that collection of old cowboy songs she put on CD years ago; I linked her to This, and she expressed her enjoyment of it on a couple of occasions. Just sang it for her.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 04:59 PM

ClaireBear: "...I need a Mudgather today. And a song circle. And a good cry. And a glass of something refreshing. Not necessarily in that order..."

".....And a good cry...." This ones from me....and a half hour long.

I performed this at a concert, and the lady next to Joy, (my sweetheart), began crying. Joy noticed it, and looked at her, several times then asked, "Are you okay".

She replied, "My husband of 37 years, died about a year ago. This is so beautiful...it's the first time I've ever been able to cry since." (True story!)

So here's to you, Claire...somehow we struck a resonate chord.

The piece wasn't intentionally a 'sad' one....but it does get 'inside'! (read the notes, you'll understand.)

Cheers!....until we meet again!

Guest from Sanity


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 05:13 PM

Pour me... oh ... I don't care. Make it something that will help me sing in spite of the tears... Kat would like us to keep singing...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ClaireBear
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 05:28 PM

Wow, GfS. That's some wonderful, powerful work there. Just beginning my listening journey -- and as it does its work for me, I'll confide in you that I've been unable to cry for two years, through ending my marriage, losing my house to fire, finding and losing love, and now this. Deep thanks for sharing it.

Production-wise, it's at the opposite end of the spectrum, but here's my humble offering for Kat -- a song that wrote itself under my guidance many years ago, mostly out of thoughts gleaned from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

As its last line says: "May we love and laugh and sing together; may we live forever, may we live forever."

Your health!
Claire


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 05:45 PM

I just need a hug, a good cry, some single malt, and the company of friends. I will process later, when I'm not playing host to my nephew.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 06:02 PM

Bob Franke's Thanksgiving Eve is a song I liked to sing to honor special friends who have crossed the bar. Since my heart-healthy diet won't allow me to have more than one drink with you, let me sing while the rest of you raise a glass to Good Old Kat:
    What can you do with your days
    But work and hope
    Let your dreams bind your work to your play
    What can you do with each moment of your life
    But love 'till you've loved it away
    Love 'till you've loved it away.
She lived that well, didn't she? Farewell, Kat.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 06:03 PM

When my brother died two years ago this past March all I could think of -- a mindworm, if you will -- was this. Turn your speakers all the way up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 06:04 PM

Oh, yeah -- GROG!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: LilyFestre
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 06:14 PM

I have no songs to offer as I am not a singer and I no longer play tunes on my fiddle so I'll just sit here near the candle and remember.

LuvYaKat!

XOXOXOXO

LuvYaLily


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,DOH!
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 06:59 PM

Posted this through my tears in the wrong thread. Guess I'll do a copy and paste after I have joined in the toast.
SINS
Moved it, then saw you'd posted it there, so deleted it. If you want me to do anything else, please say so. Hugs, J


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 07:09 PM

Down the hill behind the Tavern, a creek rushes through a crowd of cottonwoods which whisper among themselves in the warm summer breeze. If you wend your way through the trees, you'll come to a large oval rock that looks like nothing so much as a fresh loaf of baked bread, still warm from the sun's oven. if you pause here and wait, at the moment just before you have given up, you'll hear the distant sound of a mountain dulcimer. Turn your head slowly until you have determined from which direction it has come, and then go toward it.

You can't be in a hurry, as nothing worth finding is ever found while in a hurry. If you follow the sound through the course of a long afternoon, the music will find you, and that is just as it should be. And when it finds you, it will lead your steps down along a cool stone path to a small half-timbered cottage overgrown and tangled in roses, ivy, and fragrant wisteria. You can try the door, and you will find it open, and within it there is an old wooden rocker with cat sleeping on it's padded seat. As you enter in and are enveloped in an atmosphere of fragrant herbs, the cat will surely hear your tread, and disappear into room's dark corner. And now you will have the pleasure of resting in the rocker, and if you are lucky the music will grow some louder, and the cat will slowly creep toward you, it's purring like a soft chant against the melody. Close your eyes, stay very still, and you will feel the sudden light pressure of the animal on your lap, it's purring like the whirl of the stream over the rocks, or the leaves brushing each other in cottonwood trees.

And some very lucky wanderer, who has followed the music with a gentle and joyful heart, will hear, like a summer rain starting on a moss-covered roof, between the flutter of the dulcimer notes and the cat's purring, the light patter of soft and distant laughter.

Leej


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 07:13 PM

Well, phooey. I have started several posts and erased every one of them.

Just give me a beer. I'm drinkin' hearty tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 08:07 PM

The song that ran through my head when my dad passed: When I Go


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 08:23 PM

I will be singing HER song.
Pour me a whisky and leave the bottle, tonight I get drunk.


"That's not my Colorado
With the blue skies up above,
That's not my Colorado,
Where the school ran with blood.

That's not my Colorado
Where my parents grew up proud
That's not my Colorado
Senseless killing was not allowed.

Colorado was the beauty
Of the Rocky Mountains high
Colorado was the quiet
Of the river's gentle sigh.

Colorado meant a home to me
And now, I know it not
That's not my Colorado
Where the children felt the shot."

kathleen lafrance 4-20-99


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: MMario
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 08:43 PM

Pour me something, I don't care what - as long as it is large and really really strong.

oh damn.

And that Morgan thought to post to mudcat...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 09:35 PM

I know this. Kat was not existentially afraid. Whether Kat still existentially is or isn't, she still is not afraid. It occurs to me that as long as her influence lives, she existentially "is." Love the songs folks are "singing." Keep them coming!

A bit of fluff to make you chuckle, Kat. In and Out Cat Song


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: gnu
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 09:42 PM

Thanks kat. Yer one a tha good ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 09:45 PM

Change for the jukebox? I wanna play "One for my Baby (And One More for the Road)" - Billie Holiday's version.

And four fingers of Four Roses. Hell, just bring me a glass and the bottle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Alice
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 09:46 PM

She lived beside the Anner at the foot of Slievenaman,
A gentle peasant girl with mild eyes like the dawn.
Her lips were dewy rosebuds, her teeth of pearls rare,
And a snowdrift 'neath a beechen bough Her neck and nut-brown hair.

How pleasant was to meet her on Sunday when the bell
Was filling with its mellow tones lone wood and grassy dell.
And when at evening when young maidens strayed the river bank along
The widow's brown-haired daughter was loveliest of the throng.

Ah, cold and well nigh callous this weary heart has grown
For thy helpless fate, dear Ireland, and for sorrows of my own
Yet a tear my eye will moisten when by Anner side I stray
For the lily of the mountain foot that withered far away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Alice
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 09:53 PM

For Katlaughing, you, darlin', at the foot of the mountain.

http://youtu.be/nP8NUvvu5J8

Alice in Montana


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,alison
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 09:57 PM

haven't been in this tavern for years - but today it seems like the perfect place to be to raise a glass to an old mudcat friend.

Pick up that low whistle Mick - I'll duet with you on "Hold me close".


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 09:57 PM

did something I rarely ever ever do ... got some Jack Daniels ... pass over your glass and I will pour you a tall one for our Kat ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 10:38 PM

This is my first time inside the tavern. I don't know what I'll drink. I do know that a lot of the drinks tonight are going to taste salty. It's all the tears, you know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 10:52 PM

Four Roses? That can only be one guy, and wouldn't Kat be tickled that Blake was here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 11:01 PM

I'll have some of that wine -- the stuff that's in the cask in the basement, the stuff served at Cana, the good stuff. About a gallon would be almost enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 11:05 PM

A jigger of a smoky Scotch, something I haven't had much of lately. In our mutual cheering threads (the "de-clutter" ones) Kat reported a lot of everyday things that I will miss so much. We have personal goals we are working toward, and offered each other support and sometimes a shoulder to cry on.

There were many family members mentioned in her posts. I just looked back to June and see mention of her brother helping to weed her garden. Rog, her daughters, Morgan, the dogs and cats, and there were all of those posts years ago about her father. Would that she had been so lucky as to live as long as he, if it could be pain free.

Her favorite stone was Amethyst. I discovered it by accident, when she spoke about feeling "purple" regarding pain versus energy to approach the day. I thought about purple and decided a small pendant would help her focus. I think her response made me feel as good or better than that small stone made her feel. She could do that for people.

Of all the money that e'er I spent
I've spent it in good company
And all the harm that ever I did
Alas it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

If I had money enough to spend
And leisure to sit awhile
There is a fair maid in the town
That sorely has my heart beguiled
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips
I own she has my heart enthralled
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Oh, all the comrades that e'er I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 11:47 PM

cut out the promo, huncle phred. Just go on and play!
She'll be an angel by and by....


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:10 AM

Sail on, Miss Kitty. You always will in my heart and the hearts of many.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Bert
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:33 AM

OK everyone. OUTSIDE NOW. We are all going to howl at the moon for our beloved Katlaughing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:46 AM

hooowllll


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:48 AM

Shhhhh...which one of you three am I talking to?..you all look the same...

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:57 AM

Hooowlll.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:57 AM

This old beer tastes like cat piss! It's OK, it's OK, I'll drink it anyway.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Bert
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:00 AM

It's the little things that get you.

Many months ago Kat posted a message about how a blind friend of hers taught her to feel if dishes were clean by touching them with her hands.

Well everything I ever needed to know I learned at Mudcat, so now when I do the dishes I run my hands over them to feel if they are clean. And of course every time I do this I think of Katlaughing.

Kat, you are going to be with me for a long time.

And then there's this howling at the moon thing. One time I told Kat that I often go out and howl at the moon and she said that so does she. So we had this kind of unspoken pact, that when there was a full moon we would go out and howl at it and think of each other.

As long as there's a moon in the sky, there will always be a Katlaughing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Bert
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:01 AM

Can I cry again now?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:33 AM

Hello everyone. Haven't been in here for a year or two. Still looks the same though. Pour me a large sloe gin with ice please. Here's to KatLaughing. May your forward journey be peaceful but at the same time exciting. New things before you and no pain.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Fossil
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:58 AM

And mine will be a nice dark Guinness with a Jameson chaser. Too many have passed this year, there are fewer of us and we are all diminished.

Oh well, at least the music is still there. Cheers Kat! Never met you, but I liked you...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,LTS on an android
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 04:02 AM

Good to see so many people stopping by,


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: fat B****rd
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 05:22 AM

Kat sent me her love and good wishes in my post about Ann's (my wife) transplant. That's all I need to know about a wonderful lady. I will be raising a glass of Lamb's Navy.
Charlie


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ranger1
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 06:40 AM

I didn't know about the howling at the full moon thing, but I did notice that she left us shortly after moonset on a full moon. And it seemed appropriate somehow.

Poem for Kat

Last night the moon rose
Big and yellow in the sky.
Bright silver, she set again
And you followed her home.

I know you'll never leave us
I know you're free as the wind
You've cast off earthly bonds
And you're off following the moon

You'll visit in the night
Traveling on the wind
And dancing in the shadows
Cast by the moon's silver light

TB 7/22/13

It's not all that and a bag of chips, but I don't think it's finished yet, either.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 08:04 AM

Seamus - that old beer is piss. Old Dude is deep into the JD and was using that stein rather than stumbling off to the gents. Sorry...but I suspect it's not the first time.
Now, Dude. It is 24 hours and I am feeling a bit better. Pass the JD and screw the gout!
SINS

By the way, if I hear one line of Candle In The Wind I will take out the offender.
M


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 09:13 AM

If anyone is getting peckish I threw the last haunch of brontosaurus into a low oven last night with some really great sauce and the pulled dino should be ready in a few minutes....

Do you think 800lbs or so will be enough?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 09:18 AM

Just make the appropriate gender changes and this is a fitting tribute, to Kat and all those 'catters we see no more:

THE UNCLAIMED PINT
(Barbara Millikan, copyright 2004)

Eight pints around the table,
Seven singers raise a glass,
As we toast the days that come no more;
But the single chair is vacant
And the sorrow's in our eyes;
Tonight we sing for one who's gone before.

CHORUS:
Raise your voices, raise your glasses,
Sing your sorrows and your joys,
We will sing until they throw us out the door;
For the unclaimed pint is standing
At his empty place,
No, he won't be singing with us anymore.


Many long nights we have lingered
'Round our table at the pub,
And time and trials have bound us to each other;
Wings of songs we sang together
(Will) Carry him across,
Where their echoes ring forevermore.

(CHORUS)

Yet sometimes in the silence
From one verse to the next,
We can almost hear soft laughter there once more
And the echo of his voice is ringing
In the final chord --
Tonight he's singing on the other shore.

LAST CHORUS:
Raise your voices, raise your glasses
Sing your sorrows and your joys
We will sing until they throw us out the door
For the unclaimed pint is standing
At his empty place
No, he won't be singing with us anymore
Now he's singing on the other shore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Charmion
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 09:21 AM

Make mine Irish -- Writers' Tears for choice, but I'll settle for most anything.

Katlaughing drew my husband in the Secret Santa one year and sent us a volume of her poetry. Modern verse doesn't usually do much for me, but hers gave me a strong sense of how she experienced her world in Colorado -- worth the trip, as they say in Michelin.

Most of all, I admired her for taking a calm and fundamentally joyous approach to what must at times have been a very difficult life. She used her time well on this earth, and if she ever uttered a mean word I would be most surprised. She was not uncritical, but her comments were always constructive and kind, especially when she disagreed with you. Plus, she could spell and understood the rules of English grammar. She put care, consideration and respect in every post on this forum.

Katlaughing set a great example for all of us, not only in this electronic environment but also in the real world. And she did it with style and grace.

Let light perpetual shine upon her.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 11:48 AM

heh heh
I loved it when my Kitty showed her claws. Always discreetly but lest a visitor get the wrong impression Kat was no one's fool. Nor was she some sanctimonious do-gooder. Cross her and you found out very quickly.
She was a founding member of the Evil Sisterhood and of the Royal Order of the Green Duck.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 02:30 PM

:)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 02:38 PM

I was just thinking...(dangerous, eh?)

Can you imagine a memorial service at which Sgt.Kat's Howling Commandos AND the Idaho Legion all turned up?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:17 PM

Seamus Kennedy: "This old beer tastes like cat piss!"

Well that's not a straw and mug your drinking through either........put the cat down!!!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Nathan Tompkins aka Amergin
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:33 PM

I posted this on the fb page, too.

I was new on the Mudcat. I had just signed up a few months before, after lurking a while...I had been searching for song lyrics to songs that only I would hear me sing, unless I happened to be feeling rather sadistic that particular day.

Anyway, Kat posted a thought for the day. She wrote and told us a story, that brought me to tears....here I was a blue collar worker, bit rough around the edges, but weeping for her words. It was then, I got to realise what a great person and amazing writer she was. Then, I got to know her a bit.

I found that post, if anyone wants to read it.


Nathan

All Horses Go To Heaven


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 04:05 PM

Thanks, Nathan. Missed that the first time around. Don't think I ever knew anyone with a kinship with, and understanding of, animals like Kat's.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 04:55 PM

I don't drink anything stronger than Yorkshire Gold (milky black and sweet!) so I tend not to show up much at the Tavern, but I'm drawn here by love of Kat and her friends, well wishers and commandos! I woke up this morning thinking of her, and immediately felt warmth and love flowing over me, and a sense that I should not mourn, but celebrate the laughing warmth that she had.
Today, like many I have been looking over significant threads and revisited her posts. Here's one I'd forgotten:

Katlaughing quotes Nightowl on "Grief"

GRIEF

A cut finger
Is numb before it bleeds
Bleeds before it hurts
Hurts before it begins to heal
Forms a scab and itches
Until finally........
The scab is gone
And a small scar is left
Where once there was a wound

Grief is the deepest wound
You have ever had

Like a cut finger
It goes through stages
And leaves a scar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 05:16 PM

Hey, GUEST,Nathan Tompkins aka Amergin ..do you have something that I could hear your voice on?

Got LOTS of lyrics and good songs...always looking for a good voice. Whatcha' got?

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 08:00 PM

Does Art Thieme know? Kat and I worked on getting his computer for him.

I'll hoist another one -- a prodigious pint of Panther Piss, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 09:30 PM

I find myself back in the tavern this evening because I want to know--did anyone else look at the sky last night on the way home? In spite of the full moon, I saw a new star in the sky. It shone brightly, and it twinkled. It's still there, and I think it always will be. Remember to look for it when you leave tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 11:23 PM

A double of Lucifer's Tears, please -- she got away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 12:23 AM

There she is, dancing on top of that splendid moon. Let's sing together.

Love the smells, Mmario. Let me pour another then hand me a plate.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 01:43 AM

I spoke with Chris Thieme briefly yesterday and he spoke to Art. There is another post (or maybe facebook) where it is also discussed. Art just got out of the hospital Saturday after a couple of weeks (and a birthday) spent for various ailments.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Bert
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 02:09 AM

If we all sing "Ace Down in a Hole" loudly, then maybe Kat and Sparky will hear us and join in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: bradfordian
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 03:14 AM

Typifying her outlook on life, here are the words she sings on the Mudcat CD "This Is Us --Sky"


That's Not My Colorado - katlaughing

Written by Kat LaFrance © 1999

Kat LaFrance (katlaughing): Voice

According to Bert, this is the "FIRST Mudcat collaboration song," as he had the first tune for it. Written on Mudcat as we lived through that awful dayof the Columbine High School shootings. Thanks, Bert, for your encouragement!

www.katlafrance.com

That's not my Colorado
With the blue skies up above;
That's not my Colorado,
Where the school ran with blood.

That's not my Colorado
Where my parents grew up proud,
That's not my Colorado
Senseless killing was not allowed.

Colorado was the beauty
Of the Rocky Mountains high,
Colorado was the quiet
Of the river's gentle sigh.

Colorado meant a home to me
And now I know it not.
That's not my Colorado
Where the children felt the shot.

(Repeat 1st 2 verses)

Maybe one day some of you more creative 'catters might come up with a musical tribute as was done with Barry Finn (Song for Barry). I'm sure you'll agree, she is worthy.

bradfordian


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Nathan Tompkins
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 03:53 AM

Guest from Sanity, I don't sing much publicly. Then, it's usually part of a poem I'm reading....


I wrote this song/poem originally to the tune of Star of the County Down, many years ago...I think a good ten years or so. The lyrics can be found here on Mudcat.

Here I am reciting it. Just for you, Katdarling....

She use to tell me she liked it that I called her that...lol.

Silent Voices


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 07:30 AM

Make mine a 16 year old Jura. About 6pm this evening (UK time), and one for Kat...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 07:53 AM

I need something worthy of drinking...........I'd like a Manhattan with Maker's Mark....a triple......on the rocks......NOW! I can't read anymore old threads............still can't believe this...........and I can't believe whatever ta' hell is in that fuckin' jello pit...............SO Max is vacationing huh? Okay but I want to see a post from him within a month..............and has anyone seen Gargoyle? I am surprised we haven't heard from him......ELVES-whatever he posts leave it up. He may surprise us.....................BTW, Rue wants something and we're gonna' do it.......Watch for a new threadwith her name in it starting FRIDAY......WHERE IS THE GAWDAMN DRINK????.................Geeziz, the service here has hit a new low........................


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 08:42 AM

'Spaw - we've been self-service here in the Tavern for a couple years; you should drop in more often.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:13 AM

Here, Spaw. A triple. A Manhattan made with Maker Mark's signature best small-cask whiskey.

Mark, the Maker, isn't very good at making whiskey. He usually cuts it a bit with kerosene and antifreeze and a couple plugs of chewin' tobacco.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 10:09 AM

Is there any sloe gin left? And may I have some of that wonderful smelling meat please?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 12:45 PM

A pint of "OP" please.........(it's not funny....seriously!)
Kat herself referenced this 4 years back.
OLD PECULIER   (Keith Marsden of Cockersdale)

Some men take cider in the spring to make the sap rise frisky,
And when the Autumn mists come on they keep them out with whiskey.
Some say there's nought like English ale in Summers heat to cool yer
But I've one drink all seasons round - a pint of Old Peculier.

Chorus: A pint of Old, a pint of Old, a pint of Old Peculier,
Yes I've one drink all seasons round - a pint of Old Peculier.
.
.
.

And now the years are drawing in and fame past you has slid sir,
Forget the maids who said they might, recall but those who did sir.
Let cruel fact be lost in time, let kinder mem'ry fool yer,
And find a consolation in - a pint of Old Peculier.
Chorus :

Cheers Kat!
full version here
http://www.theakstons.co.uk/Ales/

bradfordian

PS: My apologies to Bert for overlooking his post on Kat's song That's not my Colorado


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 12:52 PM

There's a tall dark stranger, rides an Indian that sounds like river on stone and flies like the wind. He carries a Martin D35, and tonight he is sitting in a dark corner, doing blues riffs and wiping his eyes with one of those big linen napkins the Tavern specializes in. Another perfect bluebird gone over the rainbow...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: KT
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 01:33 PM

Well, this is the first time I've ever stumbled into a tavern first thing in the morning, and Spaw & Amos, you've got me all teary-eyed again. Think I'll take somethin' stronger this time - It sure is a comfort to see you all here, but dang.... There's a table in the corner, over by the blues man, with a whole stack of those big napkins that'll be put to good use. Anyone wanna join me? There's plenty of room....


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,LTS on an android
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 04:08 PM

Mind my feet under the bench there.... I've already been stepped on by that bloody duck!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 08:42 PM

Moving quietly into that corner to listen to the bluesman... sipping slowly my A'bunadh cask strength scotch and borrowing a couple big napkins...just in case.
I'm sorta able to read new posts now, but sometimes.... well, you know.

Not even distracted by ducks & squid.

This is quite a place for a wake... *soft smile*


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:10 PM

I came here out of sheer curiosity (or maybe it was the word tavern) and I'm amazed to see you all being so nice to one another. What a revelation!

It's so wonderful that you have all come together like this to celebrate the memory of your friend. She sounds like a truly awesome lady.

Wait a minute. I'm making too much sense. Are you sure you put alcohol in this thing?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:23 PM

Through the left-hand door comes a battery of 21 M109A6 "Paladin" 155mm howitzers.

The man with the rapier quietly says, "A salute is in in order. 21 volleys of 21 rounds."


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From: gnu
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:28 PM

I am just hangin around peekin in at times.


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From: ranger1
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 10:27 PM

The little ranger slips out and holds the last of her stash of Bushmills 400th Anniversary out in a toast to the rising moon, tipping out a bit on the ground before taking her first sip.

Here's to you, Kat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 10:44 PM

Sorry to grab all those napkins, but I tripped over the duck and made a bit of a mess. Pick up yer instruments folks, and sing something lively for me to mop up to. Something to bring a smile...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP27b_OF1gg.

What is the duck going on about? Surely he is not scared by the sound of a kat laughing?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 11:11 PM

The howitzers elevate their cannon barrels, and, pushing gases through the reeds installed for this one purpose, play a salute of 21 guns.

Finishing, they turn and drive off.


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From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 11:57 PM

Where is Bobster, I bet I can get a jar of shine from the mountain guys. That will keep our spirits from sinking.   You are quite a lady Kat. You always knew what to say to me to make me smile. Here is to you my dear friend, my internet sister. You will never be forgotten. We love you always. Raise your glass please


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 12:02 AM

Janie
how about this .. I play it when I get upset
accentuatethepostive


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 12:30 AM

Always love your music, and your own great heart, Dan. And isn't that exactly what Kat did, here on Mudcat?

What a salute, Rap! "Take a moment and behold." Yes!

We need lots of big cotton and linen napkins and bar clothes. To wipe our eyes and noses, and clean up sloppy celebration. I'll just step out back to see if the squid has any stashed away in the closet where the jello is kept. If not, I'll send him to the laundromat. OK?

Alternately, LEJ and Amos can rinse these out in the horse trough outside. Not much grease, the way MMario prepares the brontosaurus, and the rest of what got mopped up probably had enough ethol in it to not worry about. When the boys are done with their chores, mebbe they will play us a song of the west, a place they and Kat love well.

O jeez, stop snoring, Sins!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 01:05 AM

Kat wasn't a paragon of virtue - she was a smart generous woman who was no one's fool. We can stand a little Irish humor infusing the occasion, I do believe.

SRS

P.S. - Spaw - if Gargoyle wants to write, he is welcome. No one is going to delete his posts. He has been very frank all along, and some of his recent posts were seen by Kat but removed by others to spare feelings of those not so close to the situation. They were honest but very grim. His message was understood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 03:56 AM

Wonerful tunes to wake up to. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 09:43 AM

there's always good music in the Tavern


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 11:48 AM

Here's to the good people that reside in my world
I will cherish you always in the best of my mind
Brandish my banner wide, bright and fully unfurled
         UP with You Always! All Ways UP! Signed
Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: MBSLynne
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 03:50 PM

Liz the Squeak! will you STOP making those large napkins and bar mats into patchwork quilts! There are people here who need them!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 05:46 PM

Damn. Here I am in the Northumberland Public Library with more tears than I have a handkerchief for. MIght as well grab my guitar and head down to the tavern. I'm not a drinking man, but if anyone needs a designated driver lately I think I make it through the tears.

Kat was with us a long time. I never met her, but it was clear to me that she had a large heart and truly cared for others. I'm of an age, as are many of us in the folk world, where this is going to happen more often. A dear one has passed. The world is sadder for her passing, but not sadder for her living in it.

I'll strum some blues chords behind Amos and maybe EJ will bring some harps. I do so love this place.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Bert
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 05:50 PM

Kat once told me that Oom Pah Pah was a favorite of hers.

Here 'tiz


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 08:32 PM

Ain't much to do but sing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 09:11 PM

How about repeating some of these in the thread titled A LAST SONG CIRCLE FOR KATLAUGHING?


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Alice
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 09:17 PM

I need a shot of whiskey. I don't even care what label is attached to it...
Here is a midsummer night full moon on Huckleberry Mountain, Glacier National Park, for us to howl at for Kat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 11:15 PM

Speaking for myself, Spaw, will do so when it is "my turn" again.

Unless, of course, I imbibe too much down here and forget my manners.

More meat! Ewwww - the Squid just ate a plate of calamari!

How about a good story (fragment) and a related song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUF0pn2jJTY

Agate Hill, written and sung by Alice Gerrard


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 09:03 PM

Good to see we have all moved outside to the song circle round the fire pit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 12:20 AM

Now...picture 100 Dachshunds!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 06:52 AM

100 Dashchunds? Bobby's licking his lips...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 09:42 AM

They've all started barking! Oy!!! What an incredible racket!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 08:58 PM

Janie... thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 11:13 PM

And as he uncovers his trumpet and starts to blow low and sweet, the dachshunds join in...one hundred dachshunds, several packs of wolves, a few coyotes, and a trumpet.

Music fit for the ears of the gods!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 05:05 AM

the smallest dachshund adds his bit ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 08:32 PM

Ain't that little bit sweet, Sandra. But Oh, the cacophony! should acknowledge that our Kat "grokked" the cacophony of the universe.   

I bet the weinerdog/trumpet band, complete with flailing swords can join in on this one. Everybody, raise your tankards, mugs, stemware, or mason jell glass in a toast as we sing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUa8mbgKex8

the squid and the duck are doing quite well with the tamborine and the shakee eggs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 12:08 AM

As long as we are around the campfire, Kat, I must dedicate my favorite song in the entire world to you. From what I hear, you will smile.

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where

But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there

For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share?

And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy he's my brother


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 12:15 AM

everyone has a place in the choir or session or ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 12:55 AM

Thank you Sandra. It sounds like one of Ritchie's paintings. See that little racoon dancing on the barrel? I love Ritchie. He's my bro.
See how cute?

http://www.mattesonart.com/banjo-pickin-girl.aspx


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 12:12 PM

And he forgives me for misspelling his name too. Sorry Richie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 09:22 PM

Is it possible (and do we even want to try) to move back inside and leave the damn dogs outside? Excuse me - I meant to say the darlin' canines. I'm hungry, but can't seem to get a bite in as the fearsome little pointy-nosed beasties snatch the barbecued dino right off my plate.

A little discipline, please?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 09:50 PM

Before we go inside, I want to take another look for the new star in the sky I first spotted when I left the tavern on the 22nd.

Yes, it's still there, twinkling and shining brightly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 11:09 PM

Yes, I see it, Chantylass! And hear joyous laughter as the damned dachshunds grab the food off my plate. Talk about perspective!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,freda
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 01:59 AM

Hthanks Liz for starting this thread. Have been sitting in the corner, sipping a cointreau on the rocks, enjoying the music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 05:01 AM

music of the dachshunds?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 01:08 AM

Look up! Look up through the hole in the roof! Can you see it? Can you see the cat there, smiling and laughing and sharing our sorrow and especially our joy? Can you? For she'll be there...and it's Rick Fielding! And all the others! Look up! Look up!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: gnu
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 02:42 PM

gnu plugs a nickel into the gnubox and turns er up on ten.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ClaireBear
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 02:52 PM

Doesn't that dial go up to 11?

I've been enjoying this very smoky single malt and pondering the stars, more specifically, those anomalies over there -- see? -- in the Squid Nebula. I'm no astronomer, but I think you're right, Chanteylass and Rap! They are indeed up there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 09:55 PM

The wonders of the universe - serendipity, I suppose, that the Jello and Squid nebuli seem to commingle as they do, at least from our perch, light years away. Damn. The cheap chardonnay bottle is empty.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: gnu
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 08:00 PM

Indeed Rap! LOOK UP!

LOOK UP!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 10:47 PM

Yes, they are all up there in the sky! I never noticed the hole in the tavern's roof, though. Now we can get away from those darling but noisy dogs and still see those stars. I'd like a skylight installed where that hole is.

Great video and song, gnu.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 11:03 PM

That hole is there to allow the hideous squid farts to escape without asphyxiating the lot of us. I think squiddy has been taking lessons from 'Spaw.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Janie
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 11:41 PM

Where's a "like" button when you really want it?

Damn, that is lazy of me.

O geez, is that a brigade from the legion hall charging down the hill?

Surely that is not Kat leading the charge!

Oh no, Mr. Bill.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 05:39 AM

Was just strolling through the pub, saw 'ClaireBear'..and just thought I'd say 'Hi' to ya...'
Hi!'

Regards!!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: ClaireBear
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 11:59 AM

Hi! Welcome to the Mudcat Tavern & Starlite Lounge. Watch out for that tentacle. What are you drinking?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 11:29 PM

See, I've got this trumpet. It's pretty old, but it's in great shape. A deep, deep blue sheen with silver like stars in the bell and if you look into the bell long enough you'll be sucked in as if it were a whirlpool.

I don't play it. The guy I got it from (in a bar, as collateral on a small loan) told me about it. He (or may it was she, it was hard to tell in that bar) said when it was played...well, never mind. She or he said "I'll be back for it when I get around to it. In the meantime, use your own horn -- that 1929 Conn job you have. And thanks for the hundred. I mean that!"

Interesting that he or she knew about my horn. Kat probably knows about it too, now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Tavern special opening.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 12:52 AM

Oh, that's not a tentacle...I've got a runny nose!

GfS


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