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Subject: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Big Mick
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 03:57 PM

The next time I am on Mudcat, it will be from Cherry Hill, NJ. In order to vest my health insurance benefits within my pension, I have taken a job there. The good news is that I will be very close to Mudcat Central, as well as Washington DC/Baltimore, Philadelphia, not far from NYC, and a manageable distance to Folk Legacy. The bad news is that I will have to live away from my family for about 2 to 3 years with monthly visits home. Fortunately I have a very strong family and we will make our way through this just fine.

So with any luck, I will see the back east Mudcatters at NEFFA, Old Songs, and maybe Mystic. I am looking forward to performing in the area and calling on old friends with a spare bedroom.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: annamill
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 03:59 PM

Oh great! Now you go to Jersey!! Huummph!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 04:01 PM

Did you call ahead to NJ and warn them you were coming Mick?

It only seems fair...

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 04:09 PM

The big question is if this puts you a wee bit closer to the greater Toronto area or not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Once Famous
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 04:10 PM

Now you can hang out with Tony Soprano.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: John Hardly
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 04:21 PM

I thought I heard a huge sucking sound coming from the north.

Er.....I mean...

...now Michigan sucks even more than usual.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 04:54 PM

Tony Soprano hangs a bit further North. Cherry Hill is closer to Philly and a great folk scene there.   Welcome to the Garden State! If you get to North Jersey, let me know!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 04:58 PM

New JERSEY?? Mick, what the hell, buddy....New Jersey is a place to move AWAY from!!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Once Famous
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 05:02 PM

Maybe the gas stations/mini marts pay better.

heh heh


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: bbc
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 05:50 PM

Mick, I'm 20 minutes from Folk Legacy & I have a guest room. You're welcome any time.

love,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: RangerSteve
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 06:08 PM

Anyone who badmouths NJ knows nothing about the state. It's great here. South Jersey has lots of state parks and forests and is really very scenic, and you don't have to travel very far from Cherry Hill to get out of the suburbs and into the country. You'll like it here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 06:39 PM

Mick,
I am happy that you have a job with health insurance but really sad that your family will be "away". But you will have Tinker at your back door. And any time you get a notion to come North, I have a spare room, a monthly song circle and/or access to the Press Room. Maybe they can come east and we will all party together.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 07:59 PM

RangerSteve:

My BBW grew up in Tom's River when it was an idyllic small All American town. So I hope you know I was kidding about Jersey!! Sorry if I stepped on a toe.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 08:54 PM

There is an added advantage to Mick in NJ - locally grown potatoes (or badadas, according to the natives). He can change his thong daily and we will all be grateful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: MarkS
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 12:35 AM

Be sure to check out the venue at Appel Farms in Elmer - it will be a bit to the south of you. Tom Rush is appearing there this Friday, and other folk "names" show up from time to time.

Mark
(Woodstown, NJ)

PS. There are only two types of people in the world. Those from New Jersey and those who do not know what they are missing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 03:40 AM

The Garden State and I don't think they mean Madison Square!**bg**

The separation will be tough, but it should go by fast, esp. if you all keep busy.:-) We did a year of Rog living in NH while we were in CT. He came home most weekends. Now that I have health insurance, again, I think I'd do the same in your situation.

Sins, you should see the GIANT spuds Rog brought home the other day. I told him we'd have to send some out to Mick. Koko would go ape-shit!

Keep us posted, Mickdarlin' and all our best to your family.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 07:46 AM

Well my first post was lost in cyber space. Lets try again.... I figure by the time you've read this you will realize that the state actually pulled out a wonderful spring morning in the middle of February to say hello. It's already pushing it's was towards 50 degrees this morning. (Now they're predicting snow later this week, but just for the moment...

Once you get yourself settled we'll have to have you come up and brave the horde.

tinker


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: GUEST,Willie-O
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 08:17 AM

Well damn me. The things ya have to go through to get by...

Mick I wish you'd checked out the prospects up here...lots of people organizing WalMarts, just the kind of fun you'd like. Isn't that your old outfit (United Food and Commercial Workers)?

Anyway best of luck in your new location...

Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Dani
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 09:53 AM

It's not so bad, Mick. Well, actually, some of it is, but there really is lots to love near there. Couldn't you talk them into coming along for the ride?

That's my old stomping grounds. I'll make you a list of things not to miss (including some of the nicest beaches in the US). You're minutes from Philadelphia, my favorite city on the planet. To date.

And a visit is MUCH more likely now, as I still have family there.

If you do have to do it this way, I wish you the best!

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Once Famous
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 12:54 PM

Make sure you visit FT. Dix and nearby Wrightstown.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: harpgirl
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:10 PM

The New Jersey boys need some muscle, huh Mickster


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:39 PM

And if you get a chance go look at the hangars outside of Tom's River where they used to stow the giant dirigibles like the Hindenburg, at Lakehurst. AMAZXING construction.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:30 PM

... be still my healing heart!

One-L, look out! I'm in the same hemisphere and I go to NEFFA AND Old Songs!

Allison (aka Two-LLs!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:59 PM

Hey Mick! I hope this means we'll see you in DC more often!

The long-distance-family part is no fun, but a strong basis and regular visits will help. Have THEM come to the Getaway next year!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: PoppaGator
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:14 PM

New Jersey is OK, but living apart from your family sucks. No chance of them relocating along with you, maybe at the end of this school year?

Just one more reason why we should have universal single-payer health coverage.

Let me contradict Martin and let you know that you can live the rest of your life without visiting Wrightstown, and you won't be missing anything.

The beaches at the Jersey Shore, on the other hand (and as observed by Dani) are the greatest. I grew up spending summers along the more northern streches of the shore (Monmouth & Ocean counties), and erosion has shrunk the beaches along there. But further south (closer to where you're moving), the sand from further north has been deposited and the beaches are wider than ever. Check out Wildwood.

On the boardwalks along the central section of the Shore (e.g., Seaside Hieghts), you can enjoy the best of both worlds: New York style pizza and Philly cheese steaks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 07:45 PM

Umm, take it easy on the pizza and cheese steaks, Mick -- we want you with us for a while longer!

(good, though....)


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: jaze
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 07:46 PM

Check out the boardwalk in Wildwood on a saturday night in the summer. Unforgettable!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 07:50 PM

If you want to enjoy the shore, don't miss Ocean Grove! My favorite!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: MarkS
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 08:17 PM

Before I forget

You do not go to the beach, you go "down the shore."

You will never again have to pump your own gas, and even with full service prices are lower than in surrounding states.

There are two things it is hard to get at a Jersey diner; a bad breackfast or a good dinner.

You will always be close to a shopping mall.

You will quickly learn the definition of "jughandle."

Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: annamill
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 08:20 PM

The Sandy Hook area beaches are great too. (where I used to live)
The beach clubs actually put palm trees in the sand in the summer. Feels just like San Diego, in the summer, for about three months.

BTW, our security guards could REALLY use a union out here. The pay is lousy and the benefits are laughable. (no dental!!) There are some dangerous positions too, where you can get hurt. They only pay time and a half on major holidays. They can change your hours or your site anytime they choose and if you don't like it, leave. All for starting at $8.50 - $9.00 per hour. Hardly a living wage out here where the cost of living is high. The raises are few, small and far between.

I just got out of that mess to join the San Diego Trolley. Very excited. Honey is still in there though.

I wish there was a way to bring your family down with you. The folk scene will keep you busy though. I hope the time goes quickly by.

Love, Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: beardedbruce
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 08:53 PM

Decent sushi in Point Pleasant....

And Cape May is nice. Good museum at the Naval Air station near there.

And the Des Moines is still in the Philly Navy yard- just down and across the river from the New Jersey.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: KathWestra
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 08:53 PM

Well, you're halfway to Maine, so just keep on goin' when you're done visiting Sins and Kendall and Jacqui (not that K & J would notice you were there with all the spooning they're doing), and drive an hour and a half more, and you'll be welcome in MY guest room. I have a very large house-concert-suitable livingroom too (hint!). Good luck, sweetie. It stinks that you'll see Lou & Ciara so seldom, but if anybody can do this and come out strong, you three can. Love you lots, and good luck with the new gig. Is this IFCW? They're closing the WalMart in Quebec rather than let the workers have the union they voted for. Dogs. Hugs 'n smooches. See you at NEFFA. Allison, watch out. We may have to fight over him ;^) Kath


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: karen k
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 10:22 PM

Welcome to the east coast. Of course, I wish you were in Connecticut but NJ is better than Michigan. Can't wait to see you. Hope you can really make NEFFA and Mystic and Old Songs and Champlain and NOMAD. That ought to keep you busy! Oh, you have to work?

Much love,
k


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: jacqui.c
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 10:36 PM

Mick - don't take any notice of what Kath said. Of course we'd notice you if you stopped by. Mind you, you'd have to be careful not to hit your head when you visit the Cap'n in the cellar!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: M.Ted
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 12:42 AM

As someone pointed out above--you'll be able to get to at least ten different shopping malls without going up a hill--Haddonfield is the home of the "Halloween" movies--Cherry Hill is know as "The California of New Jersey", and has it's very own branch of the Mafia! You'll be just a hop, skip and a jump from Trenton and Mercer County, where New Jersey History turns into world history--being, among other things, the site of the Lindbergh kidnapping, the War of the Worlds scare, the notorious murder of Megan Kanga(of the Megan Laws)--

It figures big in aviation history, being home to Lindbergh, as well as the home of the Hindenburg Disaster, and, deep in Pine Barrens, is the final resting place of Mexican aviator Emilio Carranza, who crashed there on a goodwill flight from New York to Mexico City, in 1928--see Carranza Memorial Page

--And another famous transportation disaster, the Wreck of the Nelly Bly, took place there in 1901--

The Pine Barrens   are worth moving to New Jersey for--being a huge wilderness complete with its own folk music, as well as blueberries , cranberries, tidal basins, the sinister and terrifying Jersey Devil, and an aquifer filled with trillions of gallons of the purest drinking water on the planet--

Of course--people make fun of New Jersey, but there is a lot more to do there than in Michigan--


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: RangerSteve
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 02:43 AM

The Carranza Memorial is probably the quietest place on the east coast. I take the 100 mile trip from my home to just sit there and enjoy the peace and quiet.

If you're a country music fan, try Albert Music Hall in Waretown, just about due east from Cherry Hill near the shore. From 7:30 to 10:30 every Saturday night, local bluegrass, country and old-time bands perform, usually 6 bands each show, and it only costs about 5 bucks. (My band performs there on the first Saturday of each month).

Amos, my remarks weren't directed towards you specifically, but it's hard to tell when people are kidding. I get kind of defensive about the most maligned state in the country.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: M.Ted
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:52 AM

Ranger Steve, if New Jersey is the most maligned state, it is simply because people aren't more familiar with some of the others--


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: PoppaGator
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 02:35 PM

I always heard and said "down the Shore," of course, but we did live north of the shore so we went "down" the Garden State Parkway to get there. I wasn't sure whether South Jerseyans use the same expression for their shorebound trips due east or ENE.

If you're interested in Revolutionary War history, most of the conflict took place in NJ, with Washington leading his troops back and forth between New York and Valley Forge over a period of several years. The state has a great system of historical sites; I would hope they're still maintained as well as when I was a youngster and "collected" visits to as many as possible.

I'm glad to have come from New Jersey, and I'm just as glad to live in New Orleans now. (I never intend to lift another snowshovel for the rest of my life!) But NJ certainly takes a bad rap; if you're going to live in the North, you could certainly do worse.

It's convenient to the great cities of New York and Phildelphia without the expense and hassle of living within the city limits, and even though there is a high concentration of population and industry across the center of the state, there are lovely scenic and rural areas to the northwest and southeast. Also, the schools are generally quite good (hint: you could move your kids with you!).

One more bit of aviation history: the first US airmail flight was from Hadley Airport in South Plainfield (2-3 miles from my Mom's house) to Dayton, Ohio. That was before my time, but I do remember Hadley, the site of my first plane ride sometime in the mid-1950s, a short up-and-down hop in a Piper Cub. Back then, it was surrounded by farmland; today, it's been paved over and replaced by a shopping mall and a cloverleaf ("jughandle") interchange on I-287.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 02:46 PM

New Jersey is a peninsula.
Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
The Great Falls in Paterson, on the Passaic River, is the second highest waterfall on the East Coast of the US.

New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) than Havana, Cuba.
New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the US.
New Jersey has the highest cost of living.
New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.
New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the "Diner Capital of the World."
New Jersey is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no, not Spam)...Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.
Home to the less mysterious but the best Italian hot dogs and Italian sausage w/peppers and onions.
North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with seven major! shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
New Jersey has 50+ resort cities & towns; some of the nation's most famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Long Branch, Cape May.
New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline for water quality control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.
New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.
Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.
New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production (and here you thought Massachusetts?)
Here's to New Jersey - the toast of the country! In 1642, the first brewery in America, opened in Hoboken.
New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body electric guitar in Mahwah, in 1940.
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US, located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80 percent of what our nation imports comes through Elizabeth Seaport first.
New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports (in Newark), Liberty International.
George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary War battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George Washington.
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ, laboratory.
We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.
The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NJ.
The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ.
The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ.
New Jersey is home to the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City.
The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on its playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.
And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world, not to mention salt water taffy,
New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.
The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung Mountains.
New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!!!)
New Jersey had the first medical center, in Jersey City.
The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway highway.
NJ built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson (Holland Tunnel).
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ, which is also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in 1889 (Rutgers College played Princeton).
The first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ, (but they're all gone now!).
New Jersey is home to both of "NEW YORK'S" pro football teams!
The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.
The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj. Thomas Armstrong.
All New Jersey natives: Sal Martorano, Jack Nicholson, Bruce
Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifah, Susan Sarandon, Connie Francis, Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Linda McElroy, Eileen Donnelly, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman, Jerry Lewis, Tom Cruise, Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill, Ice-T, Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny DeVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci, Joe Piscopo, Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Elisabeth Shue, Zebulon Pike, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral Wm.Halsey,Jr., Dave Thomas (Wendy's), William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta, Robert Wuhl, Bob Reyers, Paul Robeson, Ernie Kovacs, Joseph Macchia and, of course, Francis Albert Sinatra and
"Uncle Floyd" Vivino, Kelly Ripa.

.... and home to WFDU-FM!!!!! (Broadcasting from the Alpine Tower - birthplace of FM broadcasting!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 05:34 PM

And Dave Van Ronk wrote a song about it !


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: M.Ted
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 06:38 PM

I wondered if anyone would mention Uncle Floyd (you all know his brother Jimmy, of course)--If you failed to notice it in Ron's list, it should be noted that New Jersey is home to an inordinate number of poets--though no one has ever quite explained why--He did miss John Ciardi and Stephen Crane--


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: jaze
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 08:16 PM

Thank you, Ron for mentioning Jersey tomatoes. The corn is quite good also. But actually I thought Mt Washington was the highest point on the east coast. (At least thst's what the folks in NH told me):>)


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 08:20 PM

I don't think Mt. Washington is considered "on the seaboard"


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 08:20 PM

I worked in an office in South Jersey. When we moved north, a sign in the Ladies Room read :"Here today, gone to Mahwah".


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: EBarnacle
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 08:30 PM

Don't forget William Carlos Williams. I actually worked in the same hospital as him and didn't even realize it.

Also don't forget the Chantey Sing at the Seaman's Church Institute this Saturday, 8 PM to 11 PM. If interested, contact me for details.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 11:29 PM

Well, here I am. And no slack for the country boy at all. I haven't stopped moving since arrival on Valentine's Day at 11:00 PM. I like what I have seen so far. Plenty of Irish joints, lots of places to busk, and a very challenging assignment. I will likely finish my labor career here, and it should be a helluva way to do it. I hope to write some decent songs about this time.

More later,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 12:31 AM

Mick,

In spite of all that Ron said: "It all depends on a red wheelbarrow!!" Remember that, and all will be well! (You aren't in Patterson, are you?)

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: PoppaGator
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 02:11 PM

Cherry Hill is about as far away from Patterson as you can get without leaving NJ.

Cherry Hill is way down south/southwest, across the Delaware River from Philly, while Patterson is in the opposite (northeast) corner of the state, not far from NYC.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: M.Ted
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 05:11 PM

Cape May is a lot farther from Patterson than Cherry Hill--Patterson, some will recall, was Alexander Hamilton's choice for our capital. It has changed a bit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: PoppaGator
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 05:37 PM

I stand corrected, Ted. I suppose that the two furthest-from-each-other places in NJ would be Cape May and High Point, two beautiful locales (some might say uncharacteristically so, for the Garden State).

Never heard about Hamilton's proposal re Patterson ~ by "our" capital, do you mean the US capital or the state capital?

Patterson is a tired, run-down, largely abandoned old industrial city, no doubt, and certainly doesn't measure up to Washington DC ~ but is it really that much worse than Trenton? ;^)


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Marion
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 04:18 AM

Hi Mick. That's quite a mix of good news, bad news, and confusing news. So congratulations, sympathies, and what the hell?

Are you still hoping to make a solo CD in Toronto sometime soon?

Cheers, Marion


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: dwditty
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 07:16 AM

Mick, be sure to look up a song that Dave Van Ronk recorded called "Garden State Stomp." Every word in the song is the name of a town in New Jersey! You will become an instant NJ geography expert.

dw


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: alison
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 12:31 AM

well the way I see it - if you have to move away from home for a while you might as well go somewhere completely different ......

somewhere like .... now wait til I think of somewhere........ oh yes.... maybe Australia

there's a guest room over here anytime you need it big fella

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Tinker
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 12:13 PM

Mick, if you haven't hear of
Mitchell's Irish Session
it looks like it's definately your kind of place and only an hour away. As to whether you'd be welcome, well it seems they have rather loose standards . But an amazing web site for a session I do have to admit.

tink


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 01:04 PM

Tinker & Jeri

:

Would you guys send me an email? I haven't been able to restore my address book as yet, so I can't email you.

T'anks,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: RangerSteve
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 02:17 PM

That Irish session is quite a ways north of Cherry Hill, probably at least a 2 hour drive, but if you're into camping, there's a state park campground just north of Lambertville where you can stay overnight, and as I'm a ranger there, I can make sure you get a good campsite. (it's a nice scenic place on the Delaware River).

Oh, but the way, I forgot to mention that there's a monthly singaround going on in the central part of the state that you might enjoy, again, it's not really close to Cherry Hill, but not ridiculously far, either. Dick Greenhaus and Susan are regulars there, too. PM me when you get to NJ and I'll give you more info.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 02:24 PM

Tinker!! A WARNING before you post such links as the second one! I've chicken noodle soup all over my keyboard!!**bg**

Nice to see the Fair One, again!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: M.Ted
Date: 23 Feb 05 - 12:23 AM

Lambertville is Forty five minutes or an hour from Cherry Hill, depending on traffic--Maybe less, considering that you are a Michigander--


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Clifton53
Date: 23 Feb 05 - 08:48 AM

Welcome to N.J.Big Mick, I'm about an hour and a half north of you in Central Jersey, just a short ride over the bridge to Mandolin Brothers if you ever wish to go there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: PoppaGator
Date: 23 Feb 05 - 05:35 PM

Clifton53 ~ Goethals Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing? Or maybe Bayonne?


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 08:36 AM

Outerbridge Crossing Poppa, takes an hour tops from me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Clifton53
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 08:38 AM

OOPS, that was me PoppaGator, lost my biscuit

Clifton


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: GUEST,Koko
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 02:14 PM

OHhhh my big Red Jungellovverboiy. Yu are Nw Jersy now.WeeCan bee togther. No moRe hiding like mIchigan whEre two specceies can't have a date or Drink or KISS (hah ha)in Public. WE cna swiing in New JErsy. Look for me, I"ll were a flower behins my ere and put lipstik on to Lip lok my big REd Boy.

XOxo your Kokk


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 05:51 PM

So Clifton, you live in Carteret or someplace? Woodbridge? Perth Amboy?

I crossed the Outerbridge many a time to drink as a teenager. (Legal age was 18 in New York back then, vs 21 in New Jersey, and there were places on Staten Island where a 15-year old could "pass" for 18.) I lived in Plainfield, but went to high school in Metuchen and so had buddies from all over Middlesex County ~ i.e., right next door to the Outerbridge.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Tinker
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 07:18 PM

KoKo, we ladies are planning special treats for Mick at Getaway. Will you be able to attend ?

tink


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: GUEST,Koko
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 08:19 PM

O Yes TInk ples, but remeber MIck is MY boy, mine mY Boy Mine, andd i can play any of You other girls lik cheap ConcerTina if          you get toooo cloes to My Big RED boy.

Love ,

His gurl KOKo


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 09:38 PM

I didn't know you played concertina, Koko! So you're coming to the Getaway!? This is going to be one great year, I think. Interesting, at the very least.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Dani
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 10:39 PM

Poppagator, we must have been of like minds at the same time: who thought state-by-state rules were a good idea?! I, too, drank legally in NY when it was 21 in NJ. Seemed awfully damn cool to pull out a LEGAL I.D.!!

My first legal-21 drink was on an airplane: reeaalll long story....

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: Clifton53
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 04:48 AM

So PoppaGator, you must have gone to St. Joe's in Metuchen yes? I went to St. Mary's in So. Amboy, and I moved back there about 15 years ago. Good grief, we may have tipped a few and not even known it. I went over that Outerbridge more times than I can recall in the late sixties and early seventies


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: PoppaGator
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 06:17 PM

Clifton, I'm just a few years older than you. I was in the first graduating class at St. Joe's, 1965.

I don't think I ever drank legally in Staten Island; didn't turn 18 until after going away to college.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick New Jersey bound.
From: skarpi
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 06:52 PM

Halló all , I just saw this thread. Mick I hope you got the cd
with you .
Kat I hope I ´ll see you In Getaway In October.
As everyone else .
All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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