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Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5

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Subject: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 30 May 04 - 09:58 AM

There is a related thread about this (Joe? link?), but I thought it would be good to have one appropriately labelled, as the event approaches. The event will be held at the Tranzac Club in Toronto (just off Brunswick and Bloor) Saturday, June 5, starting at 4 p.m. (performances starting at 6) and going on basically until we stop. If you go to www.borealisrecords.com and click on Rick's picture, you will find the first announcement of the many people who will be performing. I will post an updated list sometime this week. Local and some farflung denizens of the Mudcat Cafe will be there to pay tribute to Rick.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 May 04 - 11:05 AM

I'll be there in spirit.....


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 May 04 - 11:06 AM

Peter's link doesn't work. Try this one.Direct to Rick's page.
Works now. --JoeClone (who messed it up in the first place)


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: kendall
Date: 30 May 04 - 12:44 PM

Why couldn't you have it in Maine so everyone could go?


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Susan A-R
Date: 30 May 04 - 08:23 PM

What a day! I'll be at Dave Dellinger's memorial here in VT. (somehow fitting a catering job for 125 around all of it.) I will be thinking of the Toronto bunch though, especially love to Heather.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 May 04 - 08:43 PM

Got a gig Friday night, and then I am on the road to Toronto. It will be good to see great friends and celebrate our Rick's life and music.

I have been conserving hugs so that I have an ample supply saved up for this event.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 May 04 - 08:53 PM

Give Heather a special one from me, please, Mick!


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jeri
Date: 30 May 04 - 10:02 PM

I should be getting in on Friday night, with guitar.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 31 May 04 - 02:01 AM

My trio's performing in Guelph on Saturday, and we'll be doing "High On A Mountain" in memory of Rick. I'll be with you all in spirit. Make a joyful noise.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Marion
Date: 31 May 04 - 10:32 AM

I plan to be there as well.

Marion


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 31 May 04 - 11:17 AM

Mudcatters please wear something identifiable - like red toenailpolish on your left foot, or something.

~black walnut


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 May 04 - 11:21 AM

I'm hoping a tape someone offered of Rick's gospel song will reach me in time to learn it for that weekend's Saturday Night service here, because I've decided I belong right here.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Willie-O
Date: 31 May 04 - 01:13 PM

I'm still baffled as to my whereabouts on June 5. I have a really, really long workday on Friday and my better half is in the Land of the Rising Sun, so I have to sort out my kids...my priorities...my available minutes...damn this is complicated.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 31 May 04 - 02:02 PM

The latest list of on-stage participants at the Tribute, in order (subject of course to change):

The Puffins
Jeri Corlew
Tony Quarrington
Beverlie Robertson
Kevin Kennedy
Penny Lang
Sandy and Caroline Paton
Glen Reid
Eve Goldberg
Jonathan Lynn
Joe Hall
Marianne Girard
Noah Zacharin
David Warren and Steve Pritchard
Bill Garret and Sue Lothrop
Big Mick Lane
Peter Sawyer
Norm Hacking
Paul Mills
Dave Stone/Aaron Solomon
Garnet Rogers
Grit Laskin
Chick Roberts
Mary Kelly
Tim Harrison
Mose Scarlett
Ken Whiteley

Whew!!!!!!!

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Carly
Date: 31 May 04 - 02:10 PM

We will be participating in the Washington Folk Festival all next weekend, but we join you in spirit and send special love to Heather.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jeri
Date: 31 May 04 - 02:19 PM

Ah - I'm on early! Relief. I can sit back and enjoy the rest of the concert. I'm just a tad nervous, and there probably won't be time to arrange for instrumental assistance. (I can always do what Rick did and invite people who don't know the song to join in. Hmmm...)


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Big Mick
Date: 31 May 04 - 07:39 PM

Shit, I have to follow Bill Garrett and Sue Lothrop. There went my friggin' standing ovation!!! Folks will be so tired from clappin' for those two that they will end up looking at me like I have a tail!!! muffinbruffinshitdangfart.... or in the words of the inimitable Rick Fielding ..... shit f#$%k.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Naemanson
Date: 31 May 04 - 08:37 PM

I too will be joining in spirit only. However, I will make a point of playing the few CDs I have, both of Rick's and the Pattons so I can be that much closer. And I will sing and play the one song I learned from his first CD, Wild Goose. It isn't one of his songs but he kindly included chords in the liner notes so I could learn it.

Thanks for doing this guys. All my best to Heather.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Amos
Date: 31 May 04 - 08:39 PM

Mick:

That'll up hold your sterling reputation as a #$%k-singer, eh? :>) Gawd, I wish I could be there. Pass a hug to all for me, then.


A


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 01 Jun 04 - 04:24 PM

Assuming I don't get lost - I'll be there on the 5th


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Jun 04 - 10:39 PM

Mmario, please issue some hugs in my name. Just hug anyone you do hug, twice, and make one from me. Be sure to leave some dog hair on them for me, too.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 12:13 AM

Mmario, Mick et al:

PLEASE make sure someone with two brain cells left has a digital camera and is capturing this historic occasion for the sake of Mudcat Posterity. It is really important. Thank you.

Love and Regards,

Amos


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 08:18 AM

Amos - Tinker will be there.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Arnie Naiman
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 08:38 AM

Tony called me yesterday and asked if Kathy Reid and myself would do a song - so we'll be on the list too. He tells me it starts at 6:00, so we'll do something that Rick would have really liked somewhere near the start of the program.
It should be a great tribute to fine musician and friend.
Arnie Naiman


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 08:47 AM

Hot stuff!

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Tinker
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 05:16 PM

Black walnut, I can't wait to get to know you !!! I promise red nail polish on my left toenails, and suitably low cut. Heather told me clothing optional, but the Mister didn't like that very good idea.

Amos, I promise a collection of photos... Can't wait to see/meet everyone. I'll be getting in Friday night.

kathy


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 05:20 PM

Godsdamnitallanyway!

I WISH I could make this date....


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Hollowfox
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 05:36 PM

!@#$! I have to be in the Washington DC area that day, so there's no way I can get there. Pass around hugs from me as well, especially to Heather and family, would someone please? I'll be there in spirit. Mary


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 05:46 PM

I'm not really a performer, and I'm 'performing'.
Part of the reason is that I loved Rick and just want to contribute.
Another part is that, if I don't, a big canvas slip-on shoed foot will descend from heaven or wherever, and kick my ass (in a gentle, loving way). He'd constantly talk to me about my lack of confidence and how I admitted defeat before I'd even try. He'd talk about taking risks. I'm taking one.

I want to be with his other friends and loved ones and try to honor him by learning the most important thing he tried to teach me. This sort of change doesn't happen overnight, and I'm a wee bit pants-wetting terrified. There's one thing I know, though: it's not usually the mistakes people care about. It's what love and energy shine through. I'm going to try to shine.

I'm also hoping about a bazillion people feel like playing along, since I'm gonna bring song sheets w/chords!

I'm also bringing my digital camera.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 06:06 PM

It'll be a fine night, Jeri.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 06:30 PM

" I'm also bringing my digital camera."

A poor substitution, but I'll take pics in lew of not being able to attend! :-)

Take a million!


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 08:04 PM

Sing it like you know how to do it, m'love, and it will be fine. You are right that Rick had great confidence in you. I remember he and I standing in the back of the gym at the Getaway and just chortling over the fact that you lacked confidence. You are a talent, and you just need to go do it. Besides, I am stage manager the first hour and I will have the hook ready if you start to blow it ............ hahahahaha.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: bbc
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 09:16 PM

Jeri,

You'll do great! It's the people showing their love & respect for Rick that counts & I know you'll be doing that. Wish I could be there, too. See you at Old Songs?

love to all,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 09:17 PM

You're on after me. I have enough confidence to heckle.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 09:52 PM

Jeri,

If it's not going well, just stop, and drop trou. Either way you win.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 08:51 AM

Jeri - as a more or less 'outsider' I've witnessed your performances in at least four venues - more if I count the seperate workshops I've heard you at - not to mention the fiddle sessions I've walked by - and I can honestly say that a confidence problem is the *last* thing I would ever have suspected.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 04:42 PM

I am SOOOOO -THIS- close to calling off my gig on Sat night so I could be in TO instead...


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 05:17 PM

Clinton, do it. Gigs happen all the time, but this will only happen once. Get someone to fill in.

Bbc: yes, I'm planning on being at Old Songs.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 05:43 PM

Can't... Wedding on the horizon... need the bucks...

But that doesn't stop me from WISHING I could!

LOL


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 05:47 PM

Oh ya... and I rest assured knowing that Rick understands!

I'll meet him down the road... And make it up to him then...

:-)

I suppose I could do a set of 'tribute' at my gig for that matter...

I'd like to make that a challenge... everyone who can't make it to TO... do your own tribute to Rick that night... have a vigil... raise a glass... sing a song... Post on Mudcat... whatever you can do...

The Tribute Heard Round The World!


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Willie-O
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 10:14 PM

RIGHT ON CLINTON HAMMOND!!!

After much handwringing and soul-searching I have decided I'm going to have to miss this awesome get-together. Just too sandwiched this weekend.

But I sure wish I could be there and will be thinking of you all and playing some tunes...for Rick and Heather and all of you.

Love
Bill


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: InOBU
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 10:24 PM

Hi Folks:
I have been agonizing over this... Genie and I are checking our cards tommorow to see if we can rent a car... any chance of me doing a song or two ... ? I am about 75% sure we can make it up and back... anyone want to share a ride from NYC?

Cheers
Larry


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: InOBU
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 10:26 PM

If I can get there, I will also bring a digi cam corder... Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 10:26 PM

Proposal...

June 5th... Rick Fielding Day


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 10:52 PM

I will be with you all in spirit.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 11:11 PM

Special thanks to Big Mick, who will personally deliver some of the shawl-participants' care and concern for us.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 11:16 PM

Dang, Clinton Hammond, that is the finest porposition I have ever heard come out of your face!! Well said!!

A


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: InOBU
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 11:20 PM

Well... comitment made, car rented... see you all at the event, guitar and video camera in hand.
Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 05:27 AM

Damn computer lost my last post here and it was long.......I ain't doin' it again. Suffice it to say that this will be a tremendous event and the kind of tribute and memorial that Rick is so worthy of.......Like many others, I'll be there in spirit and another "spirit" came to me in a dream the other night and he'll be there as well.

I don't go for dream analysis and this one was a no brainer as I'd been thinking of both this tribute and all of Rick's many friends so it was no surprise when Little John Cameron showed up in my dream the other night. Both of them shared stories of the other with me and also on the threads here and I'm sure they have a few more together now.

Larry, you have got to put me on the list for a tape copy!

Best to All and of course to Heather......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: InOBU
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 06:31 AM

Sure thing Spaw! I wonder if anyone can put the vid's on DVD?
Cheers
Larry


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 07:17 AM

Heather, Obviously I can't be there in person, but I will be in spirit, thinking of you both. I knew Rick for too short a time but I will always remember him with affection and respect. Loving Thoughts, ROY


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 08:36 AM

I'm about ready to shove the guitar, fiddle and clothes in the car and hit the road. ETA 7-8 PM.

See you all in sunny Canada.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 09:35 AM

Hey, Inobu, glad to see you along for the ride! Look forward to meeting you, and MMario too (there's a song there.....)

It is sunny but cool in Canada where the whalefish blow.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: InOBU
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 10:12 AM

I always enjoy how things are different in Canada... but isn't Toronto a wee tad inland for wahlefish????????????????????? Ah jeeze, a nation that gives life to the likes of Rick ... anything could happen.
See you all, leaving New York 7 am Sat, should take about 8 hours to get to Toronto, I presume, so see you all there. Genie is coming as well, so you'll meet my better 5\8th ( not my better half... I'm not that good).
See you all soon
Larry


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Tinker
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 10:24 AM

Larry, I'm so glad I'm finally going to get to meet you and Genie. Of course it seems we need to cross the boarder rather than the river to finally accomplish that simple task, go figure. I'm about packed and getting more than a tad excited. I would've taken you up on that ride, but I booked myself a flight a few weeks ago.

Mick and I are both at the Holiday Inn Express and we both have extra room in our rooms if you need a place. 416-439-9666 to leave a message at the hotel.

Safe Driving All,

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 11:14 AM

Er, Mick has a tendency to attract, er, ladies of questionable (or is that interrogative?) calibre to his magnetic and magentic whereabouts, especially in the glamourous Holiday Inn Express, we are talking Scarboro here, so you might want to check with him (and his wife)......

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 11:16 AM

Y'all have a real uproar, now -- make ol' Rick proud!! Cheering for you!

A


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 01:00 PM

Hey Mick, please say Hi to my uncle Kevin Kennedy for me, willya!

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Dani
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 01:12 PM

Will be celebrating my birthday by working sunup to sun... up again. But will stop whenever I can to think of all of you, and the tribute that Rick deserves: the love and respect of friends and peers, freely given. Laugh, cry, sing and love. Rick will be proud.

The ripples will never, ever end.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Big Mick
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 03:34 PM

Err .... Tinker ....uh .....check with me next time, willya?????? LOL.

Seamus, I will do that, just as soon as I run into him. I will be looking for someone wearing a Scottish kilt, sporting a bazillion scars from playing some form of Celtic warfare (known as athletics to the rest of youse layabouts), with a horde of blue hairs hanging about, and a hipflask full of poteen. Should be aisy to spot, eh?

Larry, it is great you are coming. There are some 60 performers scheduled right now, so I am not sure if you can sneak into the lineup, but there are sure to be great song circles forming so you won't have any trouble finding an audience to perform for.

Peter, I specifically moved out of the motel on Kingston Road down by the old seminary to escape those ladies you are speaking of. I attract a much higher calibre of questionable ladies out in Scarborough. I used to draw them by playing my bodhran and pennywhistle. Now it takes the Uilleann Pipes and a five piece backing band to get them to say hello.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Dave Swan
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 03:41 PM

Mickus Maximus,

Say hello p.j. for me, hell, you can even give her a hug and a kiss. I put her on a plane at 0330 this morning. Wish I could be there. Best to all in attendance.

D


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Big Mick
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 03:46 PM

Hot damn, wee buddy, he of the giguntous moostacheeo, that just tickles the shit out of me. And that is a helluva job, being as full of shit as I am. I canna wait to see the lass. But why the hell didn't you tag along?

all the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 04:10 PM

In two words: Toucans.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: MMario
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 07:54 PM

aaaarrrggghhh! forgot to print out the map directions at work - so now having to sit and wait on the slow, slow, slow home computer.

*sigh*


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: InOBU
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 06:14 AM

Just setting out... bye the bye, the mustash is gone, so look for the Quaker Oat's guy... (I'm a plain Quaker... big hat - black and grey clothes... look kinda Amish... ) see you all in a few hours,
Larry


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: bbc
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 10:38 AM

Thinking of you all today. What a gift Rick's life was to us all!

best,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 10:51 AM

I think I'll TTC down. It's a gorgeous day out there, which is good because there will be serious overflow! Business should be hopping for takeout coffee and bagels at the Future Bakery. Looking forward to hearing some great music, made by folks I already know and love, and by those I'll be hearing for the first time. Leaving my harp at home....it's just a tad huge. The day is going to be musical, and chatty, and planned, and disorganized, and improvized. Rick would be loving this, bigtime.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Fortunato
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 12:30 PM

I am with you in my mind. I've got Rick's last CD on the player...
regards, Chance Shiver


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 02:36 PM

Here we go...! La Swanna has hit town from California, the sun is out, and we are about to go into Fielding-arama. Convergence is converging!

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: KathWestra
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 06:32 PM

Love to you all. Sing and exchange hugs with one another for me, especially with our dear Heather (Mick, Jeri, Tinker, Sandy & Caroline are you listening????). Know that I'm there with you in spirit. And that I'm one of the many, many folks Rick touched deeply with his music and his gentle humanity and his humor, and... and... and... Just so many ways.

Jeri, special love and hugs to you. I know yourlove will shine past the nerves and through that strong voice of yours, and through the words you write so eloquently. Thanks for that.

I'm sure all the love and respect and sadness and joy of the songs everyone will be singing today/tonight and the stories you all will share will resound far beyond Toronto and far beyond today, just as Rick's life and music resound long after his leaving. Thank you for the light you shared, Rick. Thank you for the light you continue to share, to all Rick's friends and loved ones. Carry it on.
Kathy


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 10:26 AM

Oh, the little darlings are all still sleeping!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 10:31 AM

So... where's the pics???

The bootlegged mp3s?

The CD boxed set??????

:-)


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 11:41 AM

A painful wave of fibromyalgia kept me home yesterday. I'm eagerly waiting to hear about it, too!

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 01:16 PM

As you might expect, the concert was very moving, and the place was packed out (one head count suggested that over 250 people were there, at one point, who knows who came in and out, in a room for 150). People started gathering at 4, Inobu arrived in black and white, with his camera (black and white pictures?), then MMArio, Tinker, Valerie, Jeri, Tony Burns, all kinds of Mudcatters swarming the place, and a myriad others. By 9 o'clock we were only an hour behind, which was pretty good, and the formal performances stopped at 11:30 -- certainly when I left at midnight, Mudcatter Marion was only starting to jam.

Hard to pick out highlights. So many of Rick's friends and colleagues came (see the list above), played, sang songs he would have liked to hear (Tony Quarrington played a particularly fine classicalish suite of Rick's favourite songs. Mudcatter Jeri did herself proud, following the Puffins (you try and follow a five piece band!). La Swanna (p.j.) did her bodhran/mouth music spectacular, blew the place away.   

The highlight of the evening for me was the eulogy given by Mose Scarlett. It was the best eulogy I have ever heard -- the audience was alternatively in tears and laughing, which is the best way to go.

Reference was made during the evening more than once to the extraordinary response that Mudcatters flooded the place with during the CD release event a couple of months ago; and it was a great source of pride to those of who knew, and still know, what this community is capable of.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 01:19 PM

Forgot to mention the Patons!! Finally met the legendary Sandy and Caroline, who were beautiful, and sang "A Handful of Songs" and generally brought peace to the place. My, my.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Willie-O
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 02:21 PM

Thanks for the report Peter.
Wish I'd been there.
The world keeps turning, though.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jeri
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 04:23 PM

Conspicuously missing from Peter's list of show-ups is Big Mick. He never arrived, and many of us were worried about him. We thought he said the wrong thing at the border, and Homeland Security were 'interrogating' him someplace. We called his house, we called various other places including the police in Toronto AND his hometown in Michigan. We found out he'd been picked up and delivered to a hospital. Big Mick has joined the Coronary Club, but it sounds like a mild heart attack. We talked to him on the phone, and he sounded very good. I think we're all pretty glad he didn't decide to try to drive here anyway. We're glad he didn't try to follow Bill & Sue. We love him.

The night itself was absolutely amazing. People were jammed in like sardines, but warm, friendly sardines. The music was incredible, Mose's eulogy was heart-wrenching and hilarious, and had us nodding our heads, saying, "Yep, that was Rick!" Norm Hacking's second song, Peter T's recitation...just pure love and honesty. Pam's song, partly in Irish, and with bodhran, and so many other memorable moments.

I made it through my song, and people really got why I was up there. Rick would gently nudge people towards places they were afraid to go, because that's always where magic happens.

The sun is warm today, and there's a gentle breeze blowing. It's enough for a soul to sail on. Love...


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 04:50 PM

VERY good job of breaking delicate news Jeri. Thanks for letting us know.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 05:47 PM

Big Mick... you stop that bullsh!t!

Don't make me wanna have to feel like kickin' yer ass mate! Neither of us needs the abuse!


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 07:00 PM

Wonderful reports from PT and Jeri.   I'm sure nothing would have been better to Rick than this grand group doing what all loved the most.

Jeri, PM me with what you know re: Mick, if you can please.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: kendall
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 07:42 PM

I'm very sad that I couldn't be there, but where ever he is, he knows I consider it an honor to have known him.

Mick! Just couldn't let Sandy, Tom and me get ahead of you, eh? Well now, don't you worry, that "Cabbage" operation is as routine as having your genitals ripped out through your wallet. You will survive.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 10:28 PM

wow.....just wow, folks..I hadn't dared to read this thread, as I have been up to my clavicle in our local festival the last couple of weeks....but that ended a couple hours ago, and now I am laughing and crying and *gulp*ing at the stories and ins & outs & ups & downs.
I *truly* would have loved to be there and share the feelings. I shared time with Rick several times, and I do know what he meant to people and infectious his enthusiasm could be...for music, people and the many things that happen when musical people share other parts of their lives.   Frome the sound of it all, you gave Rick's spirit...(whatever that means)... a rousing tribute that will echo through all of us for a long time to come. Good on ya' all!

...and Mick...for Pete's sake!....Take it easy. I you back at the Getaway this fall!....

...wow, folks...just wow........


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: p.j.
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 02:53 AM

It's 2 a.m., I just got back from Toronto and I wanted to check in on this thread before slipping into a coma for the night. Thank you Heather for inviting me to come, and Peter for taking care of me, and Tony for organizing this great tribute concert.

We had such a wonderful time remembering Rick and enjoying the music of good friends, old and new-- I'm very grateful that I got to be part of it.

As I listened to an one amazing performer after another light up the stage, Peter T. sat beside me whispering little bits of history and context, and revealing the incredible depth of influence this man had in people's lives.

Some of my favorite moments included the aforementioned eulogy by Mose... great stories about performing with Rick by nearly everybody... non-stop musical prestidigitation by Tony Quarrington... beautiful voices of Mary Kelly, Eve Goldberg and the sweet sounds of the Patons...

The songs Garnet Rogers sang especially for Rick, one called Blood Brothers and the other a new piece he wrote just after hearing of Rick's death, both wonderful... some fine, fine pickin' by Ken Whiteley and Cathy & Arnie & Naeman and Chris Coole and on and on...

I loved Chris Quinn's irreverent memoirs of being Rick's student-- "...He told me I should give up, I'd never amount to anything, and who was I to think I could get up and play..." Joe Hall's brilliantly insane music... Paul Mills' chicken (followed by a great song done with an instrument Rick had given him)... the astounding talent of the very, very silly Grit Laskin...

I was also taken by Jeri's brave and touching example of the the courage Rick gave his students... and an incredibly powerful piece of poetry by our dear Peter T. on Rick as a teacher and guide. Peter's words had us all sobbing backstage just before we had to go on, and Tony Quarrington said "I knew there was a good reason I asked Peter to prepare something for tonight, but I didn't know just what the reason was until now."

I'm forgetting to mention things-- there were so many wonderful moments last night, but you'll hear about them all eventually as this thread unfolds.

One parting thought: We got a serious scare when Mick didn't show up or call and we couldn't find him. We were spending the night in the company of people we loved, missing Rick and aching over his loss, and all too present was the fear that something might have happened to another dear friend as well. I'm so glad that scare is over.

I'm awfully glad to hear that you're safe and recovering now sweetie-- I know you wanted to be there last night and I wish you could have been, but I sure am glad you're okay. Of course now you're in danger of having the STUFFING hugged out of you when we see you next, so tell the doctors to get your stuffing in good shape.


hugs all around,
pj


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 08:25 AM

I sat off to one side - deliberately because for *me* I needed to observe -
but one after another performer didn't allow it; they pulled you into their performances and their reminiscences of Rick.

An incredible evening - and incredible tribute.

Jeri - as I said at one point - I don't think I have never not liked anything I've heard you do - but the song saturday was fantastic - and Rick will prove to be a giant on whose shoulders we andmany others will stand - I'm sure of it.

Peter T.'s recitation. As he started he hoped he would get through it - I can tell you I would not have been able to do it - even if I've gone into deadpan reading mode. And there was nothing deadpan about Peter's reading.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 08:29 AM

Peter, is there any possibility that I could persuade you to put your poem here for those of us who couldn't attend? I heard from a friend that I should twist your arm.

Please?

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 08:33 AM

I will second that - Please Peter? Even for those of us who heard it - I'd like to see it in print - be able to make a hard copy.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Peter T.
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Here it is. This was the hardest thing I have ever read, to get through, partly because of the words, but partly because it was in the end, really for the first time, saying goodbye.

Rick was a fan of Bob Dylan's, I think in part because they had a similar kind of early experience, of being a young student of folk music, soaking up Folkways albums, of being fifteen years old and a sponge for every kind of music -- one day we were listening together to one or two cuts from his album Biograph, and talking about Bob Dylan's great monologue poem, "Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie", which he recited at the memorial event for Woody, and which he just burned his way through, maybe the best thing he ever wrote. I have written something in the same style, though I am certainly no Bob Dylan: what I have written is really about being a student of Rick's, about the terrible loss, the loss of a true teacher, of which there are always so few, and I hope it speaks for all the students of Rick's who are here today......


LAST THOUGHTS ON RICK FIELDING

So you dream of a world out of reach and your fingers are itching and your brain is ticking away the years and you say now is the time or never and maybe it is never but you do not want to end like this, pressing your nose against the window pane of your own life -- and the stars for a brief moment relent in their indifference and they grant you a teacher who looks at you and says what do you want to know, and you don't even know that, you are so ignorant, but it has something to do with everything, and you start with the everything that is nothing, and then the miracle begins even before you are watching for it, and the everything that is nothing begins to turn into the something that is something, and that is what teaching is, it is not a miracle except the whole thing is a miracle, but he says this is the way in, and I will go with you and be your guide, and it is like a flood of water under a beached boat, and-- fearful step by stumble, like Tom Sawyer entering the cave, as your eyes become accustomed to your own darkness, you slowly realize that what you have entered is a cavern of immeasurable dimensions, and that among the loomings is this shadow figure, this guide, this teacher, whose own immeasureable dimension is part of this world of music you have crossed a threshold into.

And so there you are, week after week, and the binding curve of time asserts its grace, and one week it is Herman's Hermits and another it is Tom Ashley and another it is Dick Justice and another it is Bill Broonzy and another it is Leadbelly in Bb, and another it is carrying Son House's guitar, and another it is watching Rev. Gary Davis drunk one night and magnificent the next, and another it is a Sudbury monday morning, and another it is DADGAD as played by the original druids, and another it is that godless lesbian Amelia Earhardt, and another it is a young teenager, filching Folkways records and playing hookey to watch Bergman films, and always it is teaching, it is the secret signs,   it is a person as gift.

And towards the end the bitterness arises when you realize that you know too little to make the most of what he knows, that you can begin to glimpse the magnitude of what he knows, but you are still too early in the game, and that there is no time left, that there was a lifetime of learning to learn, and there is no time left, and the question that burns and will not stop for you is where do I go when I want to know, when I cannot make the moves, when the chords make no sense, when I know there is a mystery somewhere back of the sound -- how did they do that? how can I do that? --- when the record is blurred, the notes are out of reach, there is nothing to help you, and you say, how did they do that, and he says, oh they stole that from Blind Lemon Jefferson, it is originally like this, but they changed it to cheat and make it easier, like this, and he does it, and a pool of clear knowing opens to you, or you track down this video of Lonnie Johnson and he phones you and says, I remember that suit and that guitar, and I played that guitar and when you come around next I will show you how he does that and that time never comes around and what I want to know is where do I go, the bitter question of where do you go when your teacher is dead, when your one true teacher is gone, where do you go when you want a question answered, and the selfish selfcentred question I want answered is where do you go when the person you took your questions and your answers and your puzzles and discoveries to is gone, and you have no place for them anymore, and they pile up, in your room, on the street, and in your brain, and you stumble over all those piles of unanswered questions, all those discoveries, all those tiny triumphs and large griefs, and they will not let you be, and that is what I want to know, that is, what I want to know is where do I go when the only person who could tell me is the one who is gone?


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 09:27 AM

Thank you Peter.   (((((((()))))))))

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Arnie Naiman
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 10:25 AM

All those performers, musicians, friends, -all the people that Rick had a special way of conecting truly amazes me. It was a very moving experience and highly entertaining as well. There is a very special community here in Toronto and amongst the Mudcat crew. Peter's thoughts really drove home how much Rick meant to us as individuals as our personal unique teacher- mentor, friend. I still can't quite get over that He's gone. What a night - It was Golden.
Arnie


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 10:41 AM

I heard that Ken Whiteley sang Golden, Arnie. Sounds perfect. It must have been a wonderful time. We certainly do have quite a great community.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 10:52 AM

and it showed, Saturday. I don't know how it would have been "normally" - but the community feeling was in full swing this weekend.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for all of your comments on the event. Peter, that was wonderful! Any chance we can have access to the eulogy?

best,

bbc


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Glen Reid
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 01:17 PM

There was magic in the room that night for sure, the spirit of the event was present in the faces of those on and off the stage.
Rick would have loved it.
With the help of old friends Ken Whiteley and Tony Quarington, I sang my two songs Lifeline and Same Old Song. It was especially meaningfull for me as I gazed down at the Paton's in the front row.
The last time I saw them was in thier home/studio in Conneticut, back when Rick and I recorded them many years ago.

I was looking forward to seeing Big Mick, then Heather told me yesterday that he had a heart attack.
Get well soon good buddy.
A big hats off to Tony Quarington for all his hard work putting it together.
Cheers, Glen


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 03:24 PM

I'm still trying to figure out how they packed everybody in!
I'll try to track down Mose for that eulogy.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 03:29 PM

well - a bunch of furniture got moved at the first break - chairs brought in, tables removed. and there were people standing for a lot of it as well.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 04:09 PM

I contacted someone who is seeing Mose this afternoon. She said that she'll ask him if he might add his eulogy onto this thread. I hope he will, for those of us who wanted to be there so much, but couldn't.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 05:33 PM

It really was quite an evening, and through the whole thing I was thinking about how even after he's left us, Rick is still bringing people together. It was great to meet some of the mudcat people who's comments I've been enjoying when I do get a chance to drop in here.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,jay rosen
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 10:21 PM

heard the last half of heather's show tonite on ciut and it was wonderful
im so soory i missed the magical nightthis past saturday.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: JedMarum
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 12:24 AM

I sang ANGUS FRASER to my Texas Scottish Festival folks on June 5 (an on June 6) and told them my thoughts were with y'all in Toronto. I would give my right arm to have been there - thanks to all for posting your comments.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Marion
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 12:52 AM

Well I think that Larry, Genie, and I (and a TO friend of mine you don't know) won the prize for last to leave. It was good to hear some of Larry's songs. Also, I enjoyed getting to know Tinker a bit on Saturday and Sunday. And I'll always be able to brag that I was there for Jeri's first public performance on the guitar. You're right, Eve G., about Rick's life continuing to build the folkie community.

I gave Mick a call tonight. Claims to be fine.

I think we'll also need to hear more about the smaller branch operations of the Rick Fielding tribute... WYSIWYG, did you get a chance to learn that song? Willie-O, did you play the Lowden all night?

So long Charlie,

Marion


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Tinker
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 01:24 PM

I sat and carefully composed this earlier today after labeling photos and three quarters of the way through my new computer crashed. UGH!! I'm writing it out separately and hope I can do it justice the second time around. I'll get photos to Jeff in just a bit, but I wanted to share a couple of moments that aren't on camera, but in my minds eye the stand out even more clearly than the snap shots.

Walking into the Tranzac club and spotting MMario crocheting yet another shawl this time in warm harvest tone heathers. The view was as warm and solid and loving as the hug I was given in greeting. It set a tone for the rest of my evening.

Standing at the bar with Heather as Peter T began to speak. My eyes kept being drawn from Heather to Peter and back again. Like the rest of the room I was rooted in the moment. Waiting to breathe in the final silence, Heather turned to me and said, "But that's how I feel." And we hugged and cried and let others into the hug. In daring to share the intensely personal, Peter, you were able to connect all of us back to Rick and to each other. Thank You.

Flash to next morning…. Big Mick is now missing for 24 hours and we've been able to find out nothing. Mudcat women don't just sit down. Knowing how much Mick loves to be fussed over we began to search. Ontario Provincial has not reported a major accident. So Scottish Constable McKnees contacts the lads in local Wayland to see if they have information they can share. In the mean times we are emailing all members of his band looking for information, tracking old Mudcat photos to see if we can find an elusive registration number, no stone left unturned. The Wayland police finally provided an answer, but the minds eye shot is of Duckboots on the phone with Mick, while Jeri, McKnees and I sit around in absolute giggles when she attempts to answer the question..."How did you track me down ?"    And then a celebratory lunch of comfort food, potato salad, macaroni salad, Miss Vicki's chips and lots of guacamole and chocolate, lots of Lindt chocolate with hazel nuts.

But the final picture is down in the basement Sunday night after the barbeque and folks have pretty much all gone home, Jeri and Marion and I are sitting in the basement passing guitars back and forth, attempting to play for and with each other. I just watched close and prayed. And at one point I looked up and realized Jeri was watching my hands to follow along. My hands ??? But then again we were in the basement of 1235 of course we were learning…

Thanks all

tink


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Willie-O
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 04:08 PM

ah yes grasshopper the basement of 1235...

the source of much goodness...

no Marion, not really, cause I am a bad person and easily distracted...

W-O


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 06:40 PM

Of course, your hands. You were driving!

Peter's poem, and his recitation were powerful. My own 'mad as hell' phase was pretty much done before I went to Toronto for last Christmas. Good thing. The last thing Rick or Heather needed was to have to deal with my emotions on top of everything else. I was, and am, lonely without him around someplace. Who will ever understand me the way he did? Nobody. But nobody did before I met him either. It's just hell to have to go back to something that sucked, now that I'm aware it sucked.

My almost-new tuner disappeared up there, and I was pretty sure it was in my guitar case when I left the Tranzac, although anything's possible. If anyone finds it, please let me know.

How did I manage to miss THE SHAWL? I was just a tad pre-occupied, but I think I would have noticed!

We closed the concert with Eve leading assembled performers in "Sing With the Angels," and I wish I could have heard it from the audience.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Carly
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 09:17 PM

Early Saturday evening I stood backstage at the Washington Folk Festival and watched as my husband and 13-year-old son played a tune on hammered dulcimer and banjo. I thought about the first time Sam ever played dulcimer in front of other people-a jamming workshop led by Rick, two years ago at the Getaway. I was not at that workshop, but folks who were told me how supportive and encouraging Rick had been; I know that he took the trouble to find me afterwards to comment on Sam's playing. But what I most remember was my son, with shining eyes, telling me about being being asked, by Rick, to play, and how much he, Sam, enjoyed that workshop. It would be difficult to give a boy, or his mom, a better gift.

The wonder of Rick's life is that there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of people with stories like ours to tell, of a man who gave such gifts to so many. I would have liked to have been able to have come to the concert, but I felt very connected to Rick Saturday night so far from Toronto.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Big Mick
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 01:31 PM

Well, I must tell you that I am more disappointed and depressed at missing this than I can describe. I loved Rick in a way that was profound. That was part of the magic of the man. I only knew him for a fraction of the time that most of his friends (who have since become my friends) did, but he had a dramatic impact on my life, and on my music. Many seek to experience miracles in the physical world. But I believe miracles happen on a different plane. My friendship with Rick and Heather is one of those. It is nothing short of miraculous that we connected in such a short time, and in such a way. One of the most gratifying moments of my life came when Rick was having a conversation with another friend about the Mudcat, and how the community (another of those miracles)defied the perception of Internet based communities. He was talking about the friends he had made and how they had become permanent, real, and had meaning. And then he turned to me and said, to demonstrate the permanence, "and this big guy and I will be very close friends forever". On reflection, that statement of our friendship and brotherhood, and the feeling it still evokes in me, is one of those rare, treasured memories that jump into my consciousness as I am drawing my last breath. Friday last I felt him with me as I was wondering if I would see another day, along with the other loved ones whose presence I constantly feel but who have travelled on. We had disagreements, sometimes I disappointed him, but he was my friend.

Peter T, you are one of the miracles that Rick bestowed on me. Thank you for giving such a beautiful voice to what we are all struggling to say. I am said to have a big heart. But you have a beautiful heart. I am so proud of you, and I cherish our friendship.

So, of all the disappointments in my life, not being able to perform "Voices of Struggle" for Rick, and with Paul, Bill, Grit, Glen, and all the rest of you, will rank up there among the highest. But my love for my friend Rick, and my eternal friend Heather, will always be there. And his influence on my music will germinate and bear fruit.   I promise.

With all the love this hurtin' old heart can muster,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Willie-O
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 01:53 PM

Good to see you back with us Mick.

Now get down to the BS section and check in on yer own damn thread!

You had us scared for a bit. We can't afford to lose any more of the best...

Bill


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 02:53 PM

My tribute to Rick has been an ongoing one: To do one small bit of what Rick did, since he's not here to do it.

Since I am not a guitar player, that would be things like this:

<> To do what I can, that I think he might have done, when opportunities land in front of me.

<> To do the momentarily inconvenient thing that will make a difference to someone.

<> To follow through reliably, as a way of making a real thing out of my love and care for an individual.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: bbc
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 09:51 PM

Good to hear your voice, Mick. I feel sure that your love is understood. Yes, the friendships formed on Mudcat have been & continue to be solid.

best always,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 07:02 PM

Photos from the tribute


I've got a few more from the barbeque to label and send off to Jeff, but these are now ready for viewing. Thanks to Paul and Heather for helping me to put names on all these faces.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 07:36 PM

Mose's Eulogy


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: black walnut
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 09:49 AM

Thanks for the links, Tinker! Very much appreciated.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Marion
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 02:15 PM

Tinker, what do you mean there, "attempting to play"? Thanks for the pictures.

Jeri said, "How did I manage to miss THE SHAWL?" It could be worse - I've got to admit that I didn't even meet MMario. I realized who he was, sitting across the room, and assumed that I'd cross paths with him in one of the milling around phases. At the end of the night I realized it hadn't happened.

Mick... you think you were disappointed... just think of how those lonely Scarborough ladies felt.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 02:17 PM

sorry Marion - I don't "mill" well - I usually use that time to escape the crowd and get some fresh air pollute my lungs and calm the 'trapped in a crowd' feelings.


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 11:08 PM

It sounds like this was a wodnerful, and fitting, tribute to Rick. I had the great pleasure of doing a couple of songwriting workshops with him over the years and considered him an instant friend. Sorry I couldn't be there. My wife and I were celebrating my Mom's 97th birthday, which was June 5th. It makes me feel good that Rick's life was celebrated on that same day..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
From: balladeer
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 09:22 AM

I've come very late to this thread, fresh from this year's Rick tribute concert. I'm sorry I was unable to be with you all in'04, but delighted to be among so many of you (Mick included) in March of '09.


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