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Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5

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Tinker 08 Jun 04 - 01:24 PM
Willie-O 08 Jun 04 - 04:08 PM
Jeri 08 Jun 04 - 06:40 PM
Carly 08 Jun 04 - 09:17 PM
Big Mick 10 Jun 04 - 01:31 PM
Willie-O 10 Jun 04 - 01:53 PM
wysiwyg 10 Jun 04 - 02:53 PM
bbc 10 Jun 04 - 09:51 PM
Tinker 11 Jun 04 - 07:02 PM
Tinker 11 Jun 04 - 07:36 PM
black walnut 12 Jun 04 - 09:49 AM
Marion 17 Jun 04 - 02:15 PM
GUEST,MMario 17 Jun 04 - 02:17 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 18 Jun 04 - 11:08 PM
balladeer 02 Apr 09 - 09:22 AM
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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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