Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2]


Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event

maeve 29 Sep 14 - 07:19 AM
Bill D 29 Sep 14 - 12:49 PM
MMario 29 Sep 14 - 01:07 PM
dick greenhaus 29 Sep 14 - 03:02 PM
Leadfingers 29 Sep 14 - 03:07 PM
MMario 29 Sep 14 - 05:15 PM
Charlie Baum 29 Sep 14 - 06:29 PM
Janie 29 Sep 14 - 06:42 PM
Ferrara 29 Sep 14 - 09:27 PM
Joe Offer 29 Sep 14 - 11:25 PM
GUEST,Roger in Baltimore 30 Sep 14 - 12:26 PM
CET 30 Sep 14 - 02:17 PM
skarpi 30 Sep 14 - 05:44 PM
Alaska Mike 30 Sep 14 - 08:03 PM
maeve 30 Sep 14 - 09:35 PM
Janie 30 Sep 14 - 09:38 PM
Joe Offer 30 Sep 14 - 09:59 PM
GUEST,bbc 30 Sep 14 - 10:07 PM
Tinker 30 Sep 14 - 10:28 PM
Janie 30 Sep 14 - 10:45 PM
Ferrara 30 Sep 14 - 11:20 PM
GUEST 01 Oct 14 - 01:07 AM
hsempl 01 Oct 14 - 01:13 AM
MMario 01 Oct 14 - 08:43 AM
MMario 01 Oct 14 - 08:48 AM
Tinker 01 Oct 14 - 08:48 AM
MMario 01 Oct 14 - 09:04 AM
hsempl 01 Oct 14 - 09:44 AM
hsempl 01 Oct 14 - 09:49 AM
Amos 01 Oct 14 - 10:35 AM
GUEST,Kendall 01 Oct 14 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,Sandynewlap 01 Oct 14 - 11:45 AM
maeve 01 Oct 14 - 11:52 AM
Joe Offer 01 Oct 14 - 12:04 PM
maeve 01 Oct 14 - 12:20 PM
ranger1 01 Oct 14 - 12:30 PM
Lonesome EJ 01 Oct 14 - 12:40 PM
Alaska Mike 01 Oct 14 - 01:25 PM
GUEST,Sandynewlap 01 Oct 14 - 01:29 PM
hsempl 01 Oct 14 - 01:47 PM
MMario 01 Oct 14 - 01:54 PM
Ferrara 01 Oct 14 - 02:09 PM
hsempl 01 Oct 14 - 02:25 PM
CupOfTea 01 Oct 14 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,kendall 01 Oct 14 - 07:59 PM
Jeri 01 Oct 14 - 08:07 PM
ranger1 01 Oct 14 - 08:17 PM
GUEST,Kendall 01 Oct 14 - 08:22 PM
Jeri 01 Oct 14 - 08:27 PM
ranger1 01 Oct 14 - 08:52 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:













Subject: RE: Getaway 2014 planning underway!
From: maeve
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 07:19 AM

Any survivors?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014 planning underway!
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 12:49 PM

Many are not home yet... those who can barely type. Must mean we had fun... details in maybe a different thread...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014 planning underway!
From: MMario
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 01:07 PM

Halfway home


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014 planning underway!
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 03:02 PM

Home
Tired
Happy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014 planning underway!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 03:07 PM

From the few piccies on FB , at least you had good weather


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014 planning underway!
From: MMario
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 05:15 PM

Glorious weather Beautiful sunsets; shirtsleeve temps even into the nights.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014 planning underway!
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 06:29 PM

A great time was had by all! But I'm still recovering from too much sleep deficit to describe coherently...

2014 LOST AND FOUND
(A thankfully) very short list of found items:

1 capo
2 metal fingerpicks
1 pair earphone buds (white with red markings)
1 walking cane

If not claimed, they will at least be useful items. Thank you for leaving only good stuff!

If you lost something or wish to claim one of the above items, contact Charlie Baum by Max's PM or by e-mail. ,

--Charlie Baum


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014 planning underway!
From: Janie
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 06:42 PM

Folks with a better handle on such things than me - share memories here or on a new thread?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Getaway 2014
From: Ferrara
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 09:27 PM

Guess I should have said Getaway 2014 memories. And stories, And maybe some links to photos.

I'm still in a daze, got home today, slept for 6 hours, made & ate dinner, will probably go back to sleep now. Bill is falling asleep as I write, I do believe.

This is the Folklore Society's 50th year in existence and as Caroline Paton said on Friday, it was Old Home Week. So many wonderful friends who have shared these weekends over the years and in a lot of cases, over the decades.

And then there were the people who have never been to a Getaway before and we're all crossing our fingers in hopes they'll be back soon.

As always, there were more magic moments than I have words to tell about -- at least until I get some sleep.

Love to every single person I hugged this weekend, and to all the people I missed. Abby Sales and I agreed this morning, that if we had spent even 15 minutes talking to every person we really wanted to chat with, we wouldn't have gotten in any music at all!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 11:25 PM

Well, four of us rode the DaniVan from North Carolina to DC, and then to the West River Camp for the weekend. On the way, we visited the Library of Congress and got reader cards. And on Friday, we had a bawdy singaround with Jennifer Cutting and Steve Winick.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152654039438260&l=82f91439e8

A nice trip was had by everyone in our car.

-Joe-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 12:26 PM

OK, I had to have some stents put in. Fortunately, I have not had a heart attack. But I missed the Getaway!!! I gave some consideration to postponing surgery until after t he Getaway, but my better thinking said that I shouldn't play around with it. Mly doctor said it all went well, but I may need another stent in the future.

Obviously, recovery for the Getawayers is taking some time. I would love to hear all of the stories.

Roger in Baltimore


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: CET
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 02:17 PM

We're home after an uneventful trip up the I-81. After delivering Canadian beer to the Getaway silent auction we stocked up on American craft beer in Syracuse. There were lots of great performances and memorable moments and rather than list them all and risk leaving people out, I will just mention two: Sarah White's unaccompanied ballad at the Sunday night concert and Don Stallone leading the Monday morning survivors in the Seaman's Hymn at breakfast. Thanks for the old friendships renewed and the new ones made.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: skarpi
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 05:44 PM

arwwwww


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 08:03 PM

We are home. A fantastic weekend with friends, old and new. Man some of them are REALLY old. LOL.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: maeve
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 09:35 PM

Roger in Baltimore - I'm glad you're ok.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Janie
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 09:38 PM

That Seaman's Hymn for breakfast was absolutely special, CET. Made me want to cry from 'homesickness' even before I drove away.

Has anyone mentioned yet that CET is now a Doctor?

Thanks to everyone who brought and bought auction items and who tossed a buck or five in the hat for the Mummer's play. If I remember Charlie Baum's announcement correctly at the Sunday night concert (and I may not) 14 people were able to attend this year's Getaway because of the scholarship fund.

Deepest thanks to you FSGW folks for inviting us each year, and for doing all the work, nearly year round, that goes into creating what is really a sacred space musically speaking. Re-entry into 'fake' life is always hard after a weekend of folk music life.

Roger, I kept looking for you to arrive and you were definitely missed - but I'm glad you made the choice you did. We don't need to lose anyone else this year.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you to one and all for adding your sparks of magic born of the love of the music and the lore. There were new faces this year that delighted, and more than a few faces that were missed by this old hillbilly.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 09:59 PM

We missed you, Roger. I hope all goes well, and that we'll see you next year.
-Joe-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: GUEST,bbc
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 10:07 PM

Thanks, Rita! More stories, for those of us who would have liked to join you! Roger, I'm sure glad you're okay!

Barbara


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Tinker
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 10:28 PM

Okay where do you begin.....

When you pick up a Getaway friend at the train and immediately begin to giggle as you look at the road trip to come.

As you drive by Harve de Grace and a flood of Ramblewood memories fill the car (Okay perhaps a moment of grorusing ..."We could be there already")

Or as you turn on to Chalk Point Road and the excitement begins to build.
Because you know what is coming...

There's arriving when you first see a face that you haven't seen in a year and the hugs that follow. How can you be in a place where the warm, welcoming and just plain amazing hugs are the norm and not counted...

And the weekend music hasn't even begun.... more to come.

Sending virtual hugs and healing thoughts Roger. We need you to care for yourself at least as much as we do ... til the vale lifts next year.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Janie
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 10:45 PM

Damn, on rare occasions, I wish there was a 'like' button.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Ferrara
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 11:20 PM

Roger, you obviously made the right decision, but you were missed.

Joe Offer, Mai Hernon, and Sandy LaPrelle have lots of photos on Facebook. Have asked Sandy and Mai if I can put a link here. If you have put photos up, how about a link? Thanks!

Lisa's Vocal Clinic, first thing Saturday morning, was stunning. As usual Lisa was great. And she invited Larry Hanks, Debra Robins, Mai Hernon and Alaska Mike to talk about various aspects of singing. I think I learned more about singing the way I would LIKE to sing in this one workshop than in my whole life before.

So much more. I sort of floated through the weekend after that great beginning.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:07 AM

I dreamed the peace cabin last night; it feels like it's still going on, a great big party with everyone who's ever been there.
Will post more as I process. But one highlight was Don Stallone leading Napoleon Bonaparte at the Sunday night concert as it's never been done before; including jaw harp and drum accompaniment. That was utterly brilliant. I hope someone recorded it.
As I did last year, after my brain settles and the first crash of reentry adjustment meltdown is over, I will post a list of all the songs that I can remember hearing this weekend on a new thread, with wildly incorrect titles and corrections welcome (though this year my husband will be able to help with the titles since he was there for his first Getaway and is better at, like, details and clarity and stuff.
Roger, I'm very glad you got your stents in, and did miss you though. Several of your songs last year were highlights for me (Little Green Buttons on her Birthday Suit, for one).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: hsempl
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:13 AM

oh dangit, i thought i was signed in; it's me (heather L.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: MMario
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 08:43 AM

The problem with trying to recount what went on at Getaway is that you *always* leave out parts...there is no way to tell the total experience.

Catching bits and pieces of workshops as you walk past; or someone rehearsing; or waking in the wee hours of the morning in the Peace cabin and being lulled back to sleep to choruses...

The depth of friendship that can be sustained by three days out of the year...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: MMario
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 08:48 AM

Mike or Tawmmie! Are the words to your rooster song posted anywhere?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Tinker
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 08:48 AM

One more moments that refuses to be silenced.....

Heading from the retreat center Saturady night we were sure we were going to the cabin and to bed... It was after 1am after all, but someone had left a string of lights in the distance and wait,was that a faint song in the darkness beckoning for exploration ?

So Tami and I, with the aid of her trusty flashlight, passed the last cabin and walked into the darkness. Only to be joined by Linda and her trusty drum.

The campfire on the point continued... So we squeezed in with Dani and Janie, Joe Offer   and EJ ...and burning embers glowed. We looked over the fire at Amos and pleaded for one more song.

Now perhaps the stars and the bay lent a hand to our song choice, but the teen angels surely looked down as we remebered their pathos. We toasted once again and moved on to creative song choices over the glow,'til nearly sung dry we smothered the fire and headed back to our beds

We joined our roomy and compared our days for another hour or so ( okay the fun police tried to stop us but the joy was flowing)....we just missed the dawn before we closed our eyes...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: MMario
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 09:04 AM

Getting to sing the chorus to Janie Meneely's "Sirens" - what fun!

and an idea for a session next year..."Folk mash-ups" - Choruses from one song that go with the verses from another...
Loch Lomond & Red is the Rose;
"I come for to Sing" - with the chorus from Sirens...

I'm sure people can come up with many more.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: hsempl
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 09:44 AM

The campfire was magical; I almost didn't go because I was having so much fun in Peace, but decided to check it out, and am so glad we did; following the string of lights after the last cabin and the singing ahead getting closer while the singing behind still floated behind. At that point of the night? morning? it was a cozy group and the fire glowing embers and it fit my mood and the darkness allowed for the silly songs to come out, interspersed with beautiful ones; none I don't think of which I can remember! But it was all very jovial and convivial, and then as it got even later a light creature approached from the woods in a gently shambling manner; it turned out to be Joe who I guess had collected the light path and strung it about himself then returned for more songs. There were still several there singing when I wandered back to Peace.
MMario, I really like the folk mash-up workshop idea. Also, I wonder if anyone has led a Townes workshop recently?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: hsempl
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 09:49 AM

I recorded Don Stallone's percussive Napoleon Bonaparte! I had thought I missed it because I made the mistake of going to pee during announcements and it had started before I got back in (I actually heard it first through the Ladies' room wall and the room sounded electrified) and I was too entranced to go back to my seat and even think about recording and just stood in the back of the room in awe. Now I'm listening to my recordings and there it is!! So happy.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 10:35 AM

I say it every year: this was the best Getaway ever.

When the Brigadoon glittering islands fades into the fog at the end of the weekend, you drive away with a head full of singing images, and colorful song sounds, and the echoes of laughter and greetings that could start all over again at the drop of the hat.

Rooms full of people, singing songs in stunning improvised harmonies; dancing around a fire in a dark forest doing gospel songs; Dani leading the house into gales of laughter with her "Ballad of Siri and the Boyos"; Mai's enchanting Gaelic singing and the wild Cajun fiddling of Damina Boucher doing "Jolie Blonde"; Lonesome EJ doing his train song; and a thousand other plaintive, poignant, rousing and tempered voices threading together in a head-full of amazing moments.

Safe travels to you all, and may we meet again in another year.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: GUEST,Kendall
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 11:24 AM

I almost didn't do the Getaway this year. That trip takes more and more out of me each year. But, two of my favorite women, Jacqui and Dani, ganged up on me and I was helpless to resist. Thank you both for talking me into it.
If you are going through Port Jervis, avoid the Days Inn. The bed felt like it was stuffed with old Moose antlers, the coffee was not weak, it was helpless. However, the ROMA Italian restaurant was a real find.

By the time we got to the Getaway, I was feeling quite unnecessary, but, that didn't last long. All of my favorite ladies made me feel welcome, and I have been assured that it's not the jacket!

Amos, I too must say, this was the best Getaway of all. The food was much better, and the weather was gorgeous.
A couple of highlights, I got to meet Larry Caplan, whom I have admired for years. My oldest best friend, Gordon took part in my Spoken word workshop. It's always a pleasure to work with him. It was great that he and his wife, Carol, were able to attend.

Friday evening was a hoot,I forgot that I can no longer sing, but it sure was fun trying.When you have Amos, Big Mick and Sara Grey around you, you can't just sit there and absorb.

Tinker saved my life again with her massage. My back is older than I am but she always brings it back to life. Thank you, Luv.

We came away from home without my bedding, but another of my sweet ladies, Caroline Paton, had a quilt to spare. All I have to do is look helpless and what I need comes from somewhere every time.
So many people that I like and admire were there, Gordon and Carol, Larry Caplan, Bob Zentz, Ed Trickett,Danny Black,Amos, Big Mick, I knew I shouldn't start this list, too many to count.
There are many others, and YOU are among them.

I'm still not "back to battery" so my head is not clear yet.

I should go back to bed. Sorry about the length of this blather.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: GUEST,Sandynewlap
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 11:45 AM

Rita asked me to see if I could make a link to my Facebook page, so ya'll can see the photos. So here's my try at this.

https://www.facebook.com/sandy.laprelle

That doesn't look like it worked. Did it work?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: maeve
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 11:52 AM

Sandy LaPrelle- Looks like your link works just fine for anyone with a Facebook account.

Kendall- It's good you went, good you had a wonderful time with Gordon, Larry Kaplan, etc, and good you both made it home again.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 12:04 PM

Hi, Sandy -
to get a link to your photos that everyone can see, go to the particular album on your facebook page, the page that shows all the photos from that album on one page. On the upper-left side, you'll find a gear-shaped icon. Click that icon, and then select "get link." The link that appears can be copied [CTRL-C] and then pasted [CTRL-V] into a Mudcat message.
Here's mine: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152662838233260.1073741841.623958259&type=1&l=af88f45dab


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: maeve
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 12:20 PM

Thanks, Joe.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 12:30 PM

I'm still processing everything, so I may have to post multiple times.

I have to say that one of my favorite things about Getaway is getting to Getaway. Train travel (my favorite mode of travel), spending time with Tinker's family, food from Nauna's, and the one on one time with Tinker driving down to Getaway.

Friday arrival: hugs, food, song, and renewing friendships.

Saturday: gorgeous weather, more hugs, more music.

Being called down to a small gathering by the water by the stains of Leave Her, Johnny played on concertina by Bob Zentz and Don Stallone and arriving just as the singing started to be welcomed by Mai sliding over and patting the bench beside her. Singing with Bob, Don, Jeanne, Mai, and the others drawn over by the music as I was. Listening with fascination as Don and Mai swapped their versions of that Napoleon song. Asking Bob to play Ocean Station Bravo and then having Mai sing The Last of the Great Whales to follow it.

Wandering over to the same spot later in the day with Tinker to find Abby asleep on a bench and LEJ playing guitar and singing softly. Tinker and I joining LEJ in singing some of my favorite Neal Young and Johnny Cash songs.

The late night after-the-concert session in the Retreat Center, wandering over to the fire with Tinker and Linda Goodman and finding Joe, Dani, Janie, LEJ, Amos, Heather, and Al Kehs there. Laughter and song until the wee hours there, and then heading to bed, only to continue to laugh and giggle with my roommates until we finally ran down at 4 AM.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 12:40 PM

Saturday night had a definite rhythm to it.
I drifted to the Peace Cabin to hear some beautiful harmonies done accapella by Rose, her son, the young Mr Day and Heather.
Then, relaxed but eager for more, it was off to the Retreat center where Mick, Kendall, Amos and Mike were holding court, with a virtual KT dancing along to the music on a laptop screen.
From there, Amos and I rambled off to the Campfire, singing loudly of the Boys of Bollyhobble.
"They'll block yer hat and feed yer cat and never cause ye trouble
and if vandals set yer home ablaze they'll be there on the double, they'll cut yer hair and give ye a shave and never leave no stubble, the finest lads in all the land are the Boys of Bollyhobble"
After stumbling blindly into the sparkly lights on a hawthorne bush, we reached the campsite. There were Joe, Tami, Tink, Janie, and Dani standing around the glowing coals. I think we started on Moonlight bay, and maybe Shine on Harvest Moon, the Davey Crockett theme...I learned there was an actual limit to what was acceptable when I started in on Daniel Boone was a Man (yes a big Man)...and Amos looked at me and said "let's not get silly." Then the Teen Medley arrived, when the ladies began to sway in harmony and sing like the Shirelles. There were several songs concerning accidents on curves, railroad tracks etc in which the singer had to return to get a kiss, or his high school ring, or his letter jacket before the vehicle burst into flames.
At last Amos gave out, I disgraced his D45 with a Stones song, then it was back to Peace, where the atmosphere was no longer calm accappella ballads, but a smoky mixture of Lucy and David tunes with some jazzier fare from John Hicks. Soon, fueled by Makers Mark, I added my country classics to the mix. Damian emerged, fiddle in hand, Ron showed up with viola, and at about 2:30, the Magic really kicked in. For me, it started when I did Fred Neil's Dolphins and I suddenly had this soaring string section backing me. The room began to vibrate in the peculiar way it does when it is very late and the music is very adventurous and just right and yet no one knows where it's going.

We played until dawn, sang the sun up, went to bed at 8 and got about three hours sleep. Everyone seemed subdued and a bit tired, but we all exchanged smiles and brief words. Janie snapped my picture melting into the couch. Just another Saturday Night at the Getaway, and it came and went like a meteor over the Chesapeake.

You had to be there...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:25 PM

Mmario, here are the lyrics...

Jimmy
by Mike Campbell 2012

Jimmy was a Barred Rock rooster,
He lived outside in the yard,
In any kind of weather Jimmy had a pretty feather,
But living with Jimmy was hard.
He was always great with the chickens,
Seemed to have a pretty good head,
But every morning at 4 am,
Jimmy would wake us out of bed.
    There's a whole lot of squawking and a whole lot of talking,
    There's a whole lot of stinky chicken poo.
    But the worst thing about having chickens in the yard,
    Is Jimmy's old cock-a-doodle-doo.
    Doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle-doodle-doodle-doodle doo.

Now the neighbor on the right was William,
And the neighbor on the left was Vi,
And the neighbors in the back were Jill and Jack,
And they all wanted Jimmy to die.
For he woke them up every morning,
They were not very happy you see,
And Vi and Bill and Jack and Jill,
Were getting pretty mad at me.
    There's a whole lot of squawking and a whole lot of talking,
    There's a whole lot of stinky chicken poo.
    But the worst thing about having chickens in the yard,
    Is Jimmy's old cock-a-doodle-doo.
    Doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle-doodle-doodle-doodle doo.

I tried to be a good neighbor, invited them over for a keg,
I mowed their lawns and every week, I gave them each a dozen fresh eggs.

Next year under my Christmas tree,
Much to my surprise,
I got a hatchet from old Jack and Jill,
I got a roasting pan from Vi..
I got a summons from the city,
That was Williams work you see,
Cause he don't like noise and he don't like Jimmy,
And he sure as hell don't like me..
    Now there's still a lot of squawking and there's still a lot of talking,
    And there's still a lot of stinky chicken poo.
    But thanks to all of my neighbors,
    There's no more cock-a-doodle-doo.
    Doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle doo, doodle-doodle-doodle-doodle doo.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: GUEST,Sandynewlap
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:29 PM

OK, trying another link that hopefully anyone can see:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10205039746298235&type=1&l=52e06134da

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10205039746298235&type=1&l=52e06134da


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: hsempl
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:47 PM

Things keep popping back into memory; like the crab in the toilet in the song Abby sang in Peace cabin Saturday night.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: MMario
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:54 PM

Thank you Mike!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Ferrara
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 02:09 PM

Dani has promised to post the lyrics to her ballad. Dani? Are you awake yet?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: hsempl
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 02:25 PM

Great photos, Sandy! That link seems to work just fine; but I am on facebook, so I don't know if that matters. Thanks for posting them
-Heather


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: CupOfTea
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 05:53 PM

Got home and realized I got my camera out for only 4 pictures, so the memorable images are all in my mind's eye - but there they have a sound track. Without my notes:

- The peculiar German pre WWII string-box thing and the story that went with it in Bob Zentz' instrument session. Same session, Bob on Hurdy-Gurdy and Jeanne sublime on recorder (she was rather splendid even without recorder).

- Meeting people who are known names and voices face to face for the first time, like Bob Zentz & Anne Mayo Muir. Also putting faces and voices to Mudcat names.

- Faces and voices of friends seldom seen, Caroline Paton, Carly Gwirtz... and the voices and humor of those long adored but seldom seen like Ed Trickett, Gordon Bok, and the wondrous Heather Wood (I've a vivid memory of the time when she was sitting in the Nature Center in such a way that the antlers from the beastie skull behind her looked like they came right out of her head!) Lots of time to talk and sing with Caroline - to the wee hours.

- Folks heard and met for the first time - the lovely YOUNG lass who sang at the Irish session and Sunday night - oh, my, I look forward to what she'll do in the future (gotta look up her name in my notes)

- Big Mick having us shaking with laughter as he told Irish festival musician stories.

- Quiet time to talk with several people, both known and new, about music, faith, social justice, poverty & making do (from a personal point of view), the Great lakes in general and Cleveland in particular.

- the astonishingly loud ruckus that the large flock of geese made at sundown.

- the incredible bliss of being in a group of singers who would sing full-tilt on songs I'm used to singing alone at home, particularly when they'd join in on the chorus.

I've so much gratitude for all the folks who got me to the Getaway, all the folks who so generously shared their beloved songs and stories. The solo drive home took 2 hours longer than the drive there - stops for naps seemed prudent for getting me home safely. The beauty of the travel through changing colors and the weekend's summer weather gave an extra depth to the bittersweet feeling of transience that such fleeting, intense events as the Getaway evoke for me. Summer is past, the Getaway is past, and I'm hoping the richness of memories of the experience can warm me through a winter threatening to be severe.

Joanne back in Cleveland


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 07:59 PM

I knew it would be a special Getaway when Annie and Cristina drove it.

One of my thoughts reminded me of an incident in Camden Maine. Two old characters sitting on a bench by the dock, talking like shills for the Chamber of Commerce. A brief conversation:
Sam: "Did you hear that they are gonna have the world fair in Tennessee?
Ned, "Yes. why couldn't they have in Bangor so everyone could go"?

I'm sure you can make the connection.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 08:07 PM

I'd be happy if it wasn't the same weekend as the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Fest! I HOPE it's scheduled for sometime other than the last weekend in September. While I saved some money and got more sleep that you guys did, I REALLY MISSED SEEING YOU ALL!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 08:17 PM

First weekend in October next year, Jeri. No excuses next year.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: GUEST,Kendall
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 08:22 PM

There were so many great songs, I can't recall all of them at the moment. My head feels like it's stuffed with kapok.
Amos did a really nice version of Saint Olaf's gate.
Mai and her guitarist did a beautiful series of Irish songs.
Dani brought the house down with her account of the trip with Joe, Amos and Abby. I think she should do more. The ability is surely there.
Sara and her lovely banjo helped to make my evening. I love her singing and playing.Mike, that song you did about the treatment of the native Americans gave me chills. Great job.

I gave the words to David Mallett's song Phil Brown to Amos and Big Mick. I want to hear them do it.
To all of my women friends, you make it all worthwhile.
To all of my men friends, sorry, it's NOT the jacket. :-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 08:27 PM

Ranger1:

👍


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Getaway 2014: memories and stories after the event
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 08:52 PM

What's that, Jeri? Fill in the blank?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
Next Page

  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 14 May 5:51 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.