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BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide

keberoxu 22 Jan 21 - 07:19 PM
Bugsy 19 Jan 21 - 02:59 AM
keberoxu 16 Jan 21 - 09:08 PM
JennieG 16 Jan 21 - 12:41 AM
Bill D 15 Jan 21 - 08:35 PM
Sandra in Sydney 15 Jan 21 - 08:10 PM
Stilly River Sage 15 Jan 21 - 06:18 PM
skarpi 15 Jan 21 - 03:48 PM
skarpi 15 Jan 21 - 03:45 PM
keberoxu 12 Jan 21 - 05:37 PM
Sandra in Sydney 10 Jan 21 - 07:56 PM
Mrrzy 10 Jan 21 - 05:35 PM
Ebbie 08 Jan 21 - 04:23 AM
saulgoldie 07 Jan 21 - 11:09 AM
keberoxu 06 Jan 21 - 08:13 PM
Stilly River Sage 03 Jan 21 - 10:33 PM
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Cool Beans 30 Dec 20 - 03:49 PM
keberoxu 28 Dec 20 - 02:57 PM
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Stilly River Sage 24 Dec 20 - 11:05 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Jan 21 - 07:19 PM

Keep this thread going!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Bugsy
Date: 19 Jan 21 - 02:59 AM

Only Just noticed this thread. Me and Mrs Bugsy are still rolling along on the comparatively safe and Covid free environment of Western Australia.

Hoping you are all staying safe, Especially our 'Catter friends in the USA & UK.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Jan 21 - 09:08 PM

Wish we could hear from a newer Mudcat member named
Lost Chicken in High Weeds,
a picturesque name if ever I heard one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 16 Jan 21 - 12:41 AM

Also here in Australia, our town hasn't had a case of covid since April 2020 - nigh on nine months. Several highways pass through here so of course we can't shut ourselves off completely from the outside world, but people here are sensible - although mask wearing is rare; we may see just one or two when doing our weekly food shop.

If we are told that we cannot set foot outside without wearing a mask, then I will stay home. It's not about my 'personal liberties' or such rubbish - I cannot breathe with one on; it goes back to childhood trauma. Masks are also a problem for those (like Himself) who wear both glasses and hearing aids, as there is only so much 'real estate' behind one's ears - and of course masks make it difficult for the hard-of-hearing who, while not completely deaf, rely partly on lip reading to understand what is being said.

We can travel within our state so are hopefully planning a trip south to visit family in early April. The weekly Zoom chat is not the same as being together, and it has been over a year since we were in the same room - and will be two years since we met up with son's parents-in-law.

Goodness knows when we will be able - if ever - to be with our Canaussian son and his partner again. People are finding it difficult to return from overseas because of cuts in numbers; mandatory quarantine means that all arrivals have to isolate in a hotel for two weeks at their own expense. If we ever go to Canada again (which looks very unlikely) we may have trouble getting back home, and if our son comes here he will be faced with the same issues.

So......we just sit here, and read, and I sew, and I knit, and I sometimes play music when the mood strikes (which isn't very often).


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 08:35 PM

In my areas of Maryland, you simply will NOT see anyone in a grocery store or restaurant without a mask. The groceries provide wipes and other disinfectant and insist on 6' distance at checkstands. All that with plastic barriers 4' wide between you and checker.

I take a ziplock bag with Clorox wipes and wipe 'most' items as I shop. Others are washed at home or just set aside for a day.

   I am well above the limit for vaccine, but our county is only getting about half the doses they ask for. I am in Tier B...(over 65) and they don't expect to get to that group until early Feb. I am not worried, as I simply do not need to go out except to that safe grocery or my HMO..Kaiser Permanente..which is even MORE careful and screens everyone at the door with a thermometer and disinfectant.

   I'll be fine...


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 08:10 PM

skarpi, Mother Nature is certainly picking on Iceland.

Australia is in a better position than many countries, but we also have immortals who don't wear masks cos it's "fake news." Some even wear MAGA caps & also M(Australia)GA caps. One almost-famous young woman gets more "fame" by fighting against sensible measures. I think she was once on a reality show, but won't give her more air.

Here in Sydney we have finally been ordered to wear masks on public transport (instead of just Strongly Encouraged) & in indoor venues - shopping centres, clubs, pubs etc plus individual shops. Fines apply.

It's good to see a carriage/bus full of masks. I never felt silly in my mask, & I once had a lovely conversations with THE other wearer as we were waiting for a ferry a few months ago. ps. at least 6 other masks got off that mid-week ferry with maybe 50 unmasked, perhaps the earlier commuter ferries had more masks. As many folks as possible across the country worked from home, but not everyone can.

As I live alone ever since day one, I've made sure I go out each day to get the paper & a few groceries. I've also visited a few friends & had a few visitors, mainly my neighbour who doesn't have a printer, & the friend who sorts out my computer. I've also travelled to more distant suburbs to get something I couldn't get locally. In August I was able to attend the first 2020 concert (socially distanced & disinfected) of another club, no singing along allowed, but humming inside masks is singing without words, so we could participate!

In October we were able to celebrate our Club's 30th birthday in a small registered club (socially distanced, masked & humming) as our council venue was not available. I'm currently booking small acts for our return to our venue in late February, our hall is currently restricted to 35(socially distanced, disinfected & masked.) The hall normally takes 100, so I've left choirs to the later part of the year, hoping we will have larger audiences: 20 on stage + 15 audience wouldn't pay the rent, let alone the artists.

I don't think of my life as restricted - masks, hand sanitisers & leaving contact details in shops & other places are not restrictions. I just choose what I want to do - as I said, life in Australia even with the lockdowns we have had, is less painful than in other countries. Our vaccine program will start late February.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 06:18 PM

We're twiddling our thumbs, waiting for the Trump administration to be a thing of the past and hoping the vaccinations step up. I applied, but told the truth and didn't claim an underlying condition (I did have cancer, once, but surgery cured it over 20 years ago, so it didn't seem fair to claim it now). I think that means I'm waiting. I see friends on Facebook talking about getting their appointments and vaccinations (but they do have underlying conditions) and I'm sticking closer to home.

The current educated guess is that in the next three weeks 90,000 people in the U.S. will die. This is a result of assholes not wearing masks and going out when they shouldn't and passing COVID-19 on to people who can't fight it off. I read an article in the L.A. Times about younger people having video conversations with older relatives dying in the ICU, apologizing for bringing COVID-19 home when they got together over the holidays. Heartbreaking all around.

I picked up dog food via curbside pickup this afternoon to avoid going in the store; the woman who carried it out to the car wasn't wearing a mask, didn't even have one hanging around her neck. She should be reprimanded and if she doesn't shape up, fired.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 03:48 PM

that should be - Get the shot -A COVID-19 vaccine


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 03:45 PM

Well, how are you all ? here in Iceland everyone that comes into the country has to do double test, I was hoping if people say no to that , they will be sent back where they came from , but it was not like that , what happen we do not know , will police matter , here in Iceland we had some bad Weather , a hurricane witch took a little town and left it a ruin , we a have a lot of strong winds , lot of rain and high cold -20 one day and the next +9 , it´s clear that this made of earth warming , our glacier are shrinking every year and three of our big Volcano´s are getting ready to blast , we have had many Earth quakes in all around Iceland , and they say there could be one that will 7,3 on Richter ..so Shakin and rattling , and of course the Covid 19 , we have the trend going down , most of the Covid is now on our border , people who are coming from other country´s
So stay positive , the the shot and hopefully we get through this all ,
all the best Skarpi Iceland .


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Jan 21 - 05:37 PM

Let us know how you all are
holding up amidst the unrest and confusion of this month.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Jan 21 - 07:56 PM

excellent news


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 Jan 21 - 05:35 PM

Hello! Still don't have covid, still have heat, it's all good, eh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Jan 21 - 04:23 AM

Today's covid's death total in the USA was a record breaking 40,000 plus. The previous record breaker was set yesterday.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: saulgoldie
Date: 07 Jan 21 - 11:09 AM

I called my Congressrep to insist on immediate impeachment, and I have asked my friends and family to do so as well.

I know that it is not a quick process. But his leadership of the insurrection needs to be addressed. I am watching the news, and there is one Republican Congressrep who is calling for his immediate removal via the 25th amendment.

Meantime, I am sitting in utter shock. A mere 25 miles down the road from me, and I have seen all the buildings up close and personal. I hope that there are enough thinking people who always remember this legacy.

Oh, and for icing on the cake, several thousand people died yesterday from covid, most of which deaths could have been avoidable.


Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jan 21 - 08:13 PM

Now the whole world is staring at the US and at D. C. today.
I hope things are better for the rest of the world than they are here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Jan 21 - 10:33 PM

The infection rates are growing exponentially and the new more infectious strain is moving so fast that even when hunkering down at home it almost feels inevitable that this will hit many more of us. I spent 90 minutes outside with family today to exchange our gifts. Who knew that in lieu of a typical holiday at our house we would consult and decide to meet midway between our houses at a take-out Chinese fast food restaurant for a meal (eaten in three vehicles parked beside each other so we could talk through the windows) then open our gifts in the parking lot. I "played Santa" and carried parcels between the vehicles and handed them in the windows. Certainly a holiday one would never have envisioned even a year ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 10:31 PM

keep checking in . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 30 Dec 20 - 11:42 PM

We're still here, Himself and I. It's been a quiet time for us; we have a family trivia night Zoom on Sunday evenings with our son, DIL and The One And Only Grandkid, and DIL's parents. It's been 12 months now since we have been with son and DIL (and of course The One And Only), and will be two years at Easter since we were able to meet up with her parents.

It will be a quiet NYE tonight too, we will probably be in bed before midnight. Our partying days are way behind us!

Christmas Day was lunch at a restaurant, and very nice it was too.

It has been a time of stormy weather, and our town is only 3.3 mls.....that's a foofteenth, if you don't do metric......from breaking the record for the wettest December, set back in 1947. Come on clouds, you can do it......other parts of town have had more than that but it has to be recorded at the official weather station at the airport for it to count.

Fingers crossed. It would be good to end 2020 on a positive note for one thing, at least.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Cool Beans
Date: 30 Dec 20 - 03:49 PM

We're good personally here in Detroit USA, can't say the same for the overall population. Most people are wearing masks and keeping 6 feet apart in public and staying courteous and fairly cheerful. My songwriters group gets together monthly on Zoom instead of in person; it's been like that since March. My wife and I managed to record and just released a new CD, so the creativity is undiminished. Be well, Mudcat friends around the world.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Dec 20 - 02:57 PM

don't go away yet!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Donuel
Date: 26 Dec 20 - 08:37 AM

a word for the 33 1/3 hundred thousand people in the US alone who can not check in, 'peace'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Dec 20 - 11:05 PM

The family day we call xmas is fluid, and has been for years since my son moved to Seattle six years ago and would fly in after the holidays (he worked for Amazon). Now he's not going to fly down for COVID-19 reasons, and his sister down here lives 45 miles north with several roommates. Next week, probably on Wednesday, I think there will be three, possibly four cars driving to a mutually agreed parking lot between Fort Worth and Denton, and we'll order takeout for lunch and talk among ourselves with our car windows open (if it's cold) or sitting in folding chairs (if it's warm). We will hand out parcels and go home to open them (probably). For my location and age, I expect to be able to get the COVID vaccine sometime this spring, the same for my ex. By fall the kids should have gotten vaccines, so maybe by xmas next year we'll be able to get together in one place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Dec 20 - 07:23 PM

greeting to all.

I live alone, my sister is interstate, so as always I'm lunching with friends. They have a very large verandah so we will be outside, only eldest son & daughter & partner will be there, other son's family are spending the day with her family. Eldest son's 12 year old daughter is also spending the day with her mother, so there will only be 6 of us. But as 4 of the company are musicians & everyone sings, the usual session will follow.

YAH! good company, socially distanced live music, what more could I want?

lotsa' pressies, but my inner child can sulk if she wants, I'll enjoy the company, food & music.

sandra (listening to the daily 11am covid briefing. Sydney has a large covid hotspot, nowhere near me, but infected people from the Northern Beaches have travelled to areas near me. So we are alert & taking the usual precautions, masks & sanitisers)


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Dec 20 - 04:23 PM

Happy Christmas to you all, wherever you are.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Dec 20 - 02:53 AM

Strange winter in southeast Alaska so far. In early November we had a fairly heavy dump of snow which stayed for quite awhile Ever since rain and rising temperatures made the piles and berms disappear we get a day or two of tiny flakes barely covering pavements and roadways and then it disappears in a day or so. Just now I checked the temp- it is 41 degrees and windy, not a speck of white to be seen.

Juneau is a linear town, 45 miles long but very narrow. running alongside the ocean, so the climate from one spot to another is quite different. Out by the main glacier - as the raven flies, perhaps 10 miles from downtown where I am - they get a lot more snow than we do (we get more rain) so it may be Christmas out there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Dec 20 - 08:19 PM

Snow's gone except for the tops of the hills, where it can damned well stay!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Dec 20 - 12:55 PM

Hi everyone.
In Western Massachusetts, near the turnpike and near
the Hudson Valley in New York State,
we have had over twelve inches of snow,
some of which is thawing, so
it's white enough with the snowfall.

And the COVID-19 pandemic drags on,
and we watch as genuine crises develop in
the larger cities within driving distance,
while people here are largely erring on the side of caution.

Even the local McDonald's restaurant works hard at compliance:
no dining indoors whatever,
but hard at work with the drive-in orders,
and also lots of take-out/takeaway orders
and people using DoorDash and the like;
all the workers are masked and gloved,
and no on is permitted inside unless wearing a facemask.

This restaurant is right off of an exit from
the Massachusetts Turnpike / I-90, so people do show up
to order a meal at the McDonalds
who come from other parts of the US by auto.
And some of them, especially from the southeast US,
have looked around and exclaimed,
"The McDonalds [restaurants] back home don't do like this ... "]


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Dec 20 - 06:56 PM

First snow this morning. Just a heavy dusting, it was beautiful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 07 Dec 20 - 09:44 AM

ups sorry , Eric practise i do that every day , singing and playing , even taking glasses on line , don´t stop no reason to , live it , love it , and enjoy it , yes Ebbie 2021 will better, but we have not seen nothing yet, this harmagedon is not over yet. so lots of love and hugs to you all , all the best Skarpi Iceland .


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 07 Dec 20 - 09:37 AM


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From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Dec 20 - 02:35 AM

Eric the Viking, 2021 will be better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 05 Dec 20 - 04:59 PM

Still in the land of the living. 5 years on dialysis. Moving to Stonehaven where we will become grandparents next March. Dialysis continuing in Aberdeen. Hoping that the music scene will pick up soon before the memory goes, the words disappear, and arthritis stops the fingers moving. Merry Christmas everyone!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Dec 20 - 11:19 AM

Ebbie in Iceland this is still going on
Its going down but we are using mask and washing our hands and so on. They say we should get ready for wave no.four.
Take care all of you. All the best from Iceland Skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Dec 20 - 01:17 AM

how is it in Iceland,Skarpi? Not good in the USA.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 02 Dec 20 - 08:13 PM

So how are things? Covid is still on.
Keep up good people.
All the best from Iceland Skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Nov 20 - 07:34 PM

a lot of families are like yours, Tam.

My friend's son-in-law is Irish & they haven't seen the Irish family (parents, siblings, cousins) since last year. The Irish grandparents had been planning a visit this year. During lockdown the 2yr old was upset because Nanna & Pop were standing on the grass waving so Nanna blew him a big kiss, which Mum caught & put on his cheek! The 6 year old was happy to stand behind the glass door touching their hands thru the glass, now the kids spend a day a week with their grandparents & zoom with their Irish family.

Some of my regular activities are back (socially distanced) & in all groups some members are still staying home due to their own or partner's health.

As things are opening up an airline is producing an ad showing father & grandfather swinging a happy child between them which I assume it was a stock photo or perhaps someone's family snap! Tho maybe the 3 are modesl?

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 27 Nov 20 - 04:29 AM

As I am high risk (medically suppressed immune system) I've been shielding since mid February. There have been a few drives into the Shropshire country side to see the lovely land. Autumn colour was absolutely stunning.

Not been singing much at all. I just haven't felt much like it. Kind of lost my bottle. I did a couple of Zoom meeting ballad sings. But I've lost my confidence. I am signed up for a Singing for the Uncertain course in Autumn 2021.

Hoping to participate in the Carols on the Doorstep event on 16 December. You tune into a radio station, stand out on your doorstep and sing along with the carols on the radio.

My granddaughter (son's daughter) had a baby boy, Atticus Henry on 22 November. I will be video chatting with family today. We are spread far apart. Son in Virginia, granddaughter in west Florida, me in England. 3 Different time zones.   

Stay safe everyone and I hope your holidays are as happy as may be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Nov 20 - 03:56 AM

keberoxu - congratulations on finding someone with the same musical loves as you do. The older I get- and that's plenty old now- the more I realize that shared skills and interests are what bring satisfaction.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Nov 20 - 08:57 PM

At the clinic where I am receiving long-term residential treatment,
a local singer and chorus director volunteers his time
two evenings a week (weekday nights),
inviting the residents to sing along with him
in individual appointment sessions -- no pressure,
and he will play anything for them to sing.


He is classically trained, however, and so am I --
my specialty used to be piano accompaniments of Lieder and art song --
so when I show up, something different happens:
I take the piano keyboard,
and he stands up and sings bass-baritone Lieder:
Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Schumann, Richard Strauss ...

the stuff he studied as a young singer , which
he teaches to the best of his singing students,
and which, in the days of social-distancing,
is hard to come by.

But we are in a large room with a very good grand piano,
and I sit there and play with my facemask on,
and he stands halfway across the room with the score singing.

Tonight, when we finished our time, he told me
that divine grace brought him this opportunity
to sing the music he loves so dearly
but never gets to perform for anybody.
How can you not love the fellow?

(Meanwhile he had to drive to the train station to meet
his adult daughter, coming home for Thanksgiving.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 24 Nov 20 - 08:28 PM

Oh, we're all old, Mrrzy......so we sit!

We have old blokes on the shady side of 80 who would probably have trouble standing for too long, but they love singing and enjoy the social contact - as do we all. On arriving home from the first night back, after several months shut down, I said to Himself that I felt uplifted - and I did.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Nov 20 - 05:49 PM

On Friday my folk club is meeting for the 3rd time this year - Feb went well, March was cancelled (4th Sat) & in October we had our 30th birthday in a small bowling club as our Council hall is still closed. We're in the bowling club again for our final concert with an act that are having their first live gig since lockdown. They are full time folkies & have been presenting facebook/youtube concerts & managing with donations. We normally have 10 concerts & I hope to book the 2020 acts again next year.

My other club met in March (1st Friday) & our interstate guest reported his next 2 festivals in his state had been cancelled. 2 performers in the audiences has also lost 2 festivals in our state, making 6 cancelled festivals in the following couple of months.

Then everything got cancelled.

Our 30th birthday looked a bit odd, with PA (we are a famous acoustic venue!) & our equally famous singing audience masked up & were either humming or singing softly under their masks.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 Nov 20 - 04:58 PM

The people I know who sing with others stand in a circle facing outwards.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion
Date: 24 Nov 20 - 04:24 PM

Mischief? Gee, I remember that ...

Been a while.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 23 Nov 20 - 04:52 AM

We are still here, and still well. Our Small Smoke (pop. 43,000) has had no cases of the covid plague since April but just the same we aren't complacent; several highways converge here, so we get many tourists visiting.

We keep busy doing what we like to do. Himself plays lawn bowls (which was shut down for a while but has been up and running for some time now) while I sew, sing and play ukulele. My sewing and quilting groups also went into recess for a few months but are back now, choir has been back for a few months (sitting only, spaced out) and a truncated ukulele group meets here at our house - we had four people today and had fun.

Otherwise we keep out of mischief.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Nov 20 - 06:13 PM

Keep those check-ins coming.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 01:00 AM

Oh, I know, Ebbie. I just have a filthy, adolescent mind.

No Thansgiving. No $mas. I have however planted the seed that marzipan should still happen so I can get a care package. I am not sorry not to be making the cookies or the pie, though. Lazy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Nov 20 - 08:52 PM

and trying to imagine a happily wagging tail, with a dog attached to it,
for Ebbie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Nov 20 - 08:36 PM

Sinsull, do I read right that you are engaged?
Don't leave Mudcatters out of the occasion ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 18 Nov 20 - 08:33 AM

No Brennivin yet, only in feb then its Brennivin and shark.
All the best from Iceland Skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 17 Nov 20 - 01:54 PM

Allison, I didn't realize the pup was from PR. Does this make it a pot cake dog?

Alice, I'm glad to see you back at Mudcat. This is a good place to go for words, to be sure. And 2020 has been such a dumpster fire for so many reasons, hopefully next year will improve greatly.

I just picked up a friend who totaled his car in a town he isn't really familiar with on his way to the first day of a new job. We sat in opposite ends and sides of the large SUV, wearing masks. Like I said, dumpster fire.

In the family we're trying to figure out a progressive dinner for Thanksgiving this year, where the food moves instead of the people. We'll each make part of the meal and deliver it somehow to each other (still working that out) then be ready to warm it up and have our meal at the same time when we decide to do it. I'll do chicken or turkey and dinner rolls, my ex will make pies and my daughter and her fiance will make either a rice dish or something Thanksgivingy like a sweet potato dish or mashed potatoes. We can all roast some vegetables to make the house smell good ahead of time and then warm the rest and do a video call.


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