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BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006

wysiwyg 03 Nov 06 - 11:20 AM
Rapparee 03 Nov 06 - 01:10 PM
Ebbie 03 Nov 06 - 02:14 PM
My guru always said 03 Nov 06 - 03:25 PM
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Severn 03 Nov 06 - 04:30 PM
Rapparee 03 Nov 06 - 04:50 PM
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Geoff the Duck 03 Nov 06 - 07:10 PM
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GUEST,Dani 03 Nov 06 - 10:23 PM
Ebbie 03 Nov 06 - 10:42 PM
wysiwyg 03 Nov 06 - 11:20 PM
Ebbie 03 Nov 06 - 11:23 PM
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KT 04 Nov 06 - 12:27 AM
Ebbie 04 Nov 06 - 03:35 AM
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Geoff the Duck 04 Nov 06 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,Giok 04 Nov 06 - 10:52 AM
Ebbie 04 Nov 06 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Dani 04 Nov 06 - 11:17 AM
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KT 04 Nov 06 - 01:29 PM
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Subject: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:20 AM

I'm there virtually, but won't get there in the flesh-- my flesh will be at the doc's and then, later, at a hockey game. But if I have a beer at the game, I'll count it as a Getaway toast!

You? Stuck here at the Cat? Drinks are, as usual, on Bert's credit card. The "I couldn't Getaway either" commiserators' line-up at the bar is begun!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 01:10 PM

Haveta work. Gotta look at the Gall's catalog now. Gimme a big ol' glass of Redbreast.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 02:14 PM

I'll take a glass of red. Thanks. I'm feeling sad this morning. A dear friend of mine died yesterday (See Obit Don Drew) and we're all going to miss him terribly. He was a unique treasure of the community.

Thanks for being here. I hope - and feel sure - that they're having a grand time in West River.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 03:25 PM

I'll raise a glass of Port with you at the Tavern, funds didn't allow the trip across the pond this year, maybe next. Candle lit for those close who have or may be passing. Slainte,
Hil


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 03:27 PM

For whatever reasons.............aw shit, just give me a Jack and Coke and make sure somebody who goes does some video dammit!!!

HEY BARKEEP........Where's the friggin' drink?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Severn
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 04:30 PM

Ebbie,

I will try to make connections for you for any taped CD performances this year. Last year's stuff you sent brought me great joy.

Leftydee,

One of your "Death By Accordian" band T-shirts will be proudly worn in your honor and hopefully show up in some pictures or film.

gnu,

I will save aside certain special items for the Mudcat online auction, so that you can have a chance at them.

Everyone Else,

Drinks of something or another in unmarked flasks will be lifted in a toast to all absent friends known and unknown in The Tavern I will personally make. In exchange, please tip the Tavern barmaids well for me.


Miss all of you, whether I already know you or not!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 04:50 PM

Lift a glass to the librarians who find one of these deals in the flower beds, as we just did. (Yeah, we called the cops.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Becca72
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 04:53 PM

The page expired, Rap... :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 04:57 PM

If you don't see it, it's a steel-spiked war club....


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 04:58 PM

Commercially made job. The cops were glad to get it off the streets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 05:06 PM

I too am thinking of my lucky friends at the Getaway, and I wish them all the best. Remember guys, to tell us the best place to stash the booze for next years extravaganza!
I rise my glass to you all!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 05:08 PM

They better be having fun, that's all I gotta say.

Hit me agin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,beardedbruce
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 05:13 PM

Hey! Leave those barmaids UPRIGHT!

Just dropping in until I can get to the Getaway on Sunday. Working until then...


Many of you WILL be at the Getaway, in spirit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 05:48 PM

Thought the Getaway was a no spirit zone this year:0) We will therefore raise a glass or two for you all to cheer us up for not being able to get there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 07:10 PM

I expect MMario will be at the getaway, so I may have to volunteer to take charge of the rotisserie. I've set traps and snares, so it is anybody's guess what we may be going to eat this weekend.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:10 PM

I could go for some nicely grilled breast of archeopteryx, perhaps in a dill sauce with just a hint of lemon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:23 PM

Here's a hug, Ebbie. I'm sorry for your loss.

Good to see you all, misery loves company ; )

My misery's loving a little Jack Daniels... warm on a very cold night.

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:42 PM

Thanks, Dani. Don was a unique man- and a real treasure of the community. He and I go back a long way and I will miss him sorely. He was just 56 and except for high blood pressure I really don't think he was unhealthy. The autopsy will probably answer some questions.

Funny about the Jack Daniels- I was just thinking that this is a hard liquor kind of night! It is cold here- stunningly beautiful with the snow covered mountains and the clear air- but cold.

I'm going to music about an hour from now but I think I'll leave my Martin at home. I'll use my friend's Washburn; it has a thunky sound but what can you do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:20 PM

Well.... to be delicate about it..... the G'way alcohol cannot be SEEN, but that doesn't mean it isn't THERE. We have the advantage there-- we can see ours.... except that it ISN'T there. ?!?!?!?!?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:23 PM

hahhahha Wizzy. Ain't that the truth!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:48 PM

Ah reckon it is, although quite strange!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: KT
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 12:27 AM

Hi Y'all! May I join you? Next round's on me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 03:35 AM

Hey, wait a minnit- has Bert's card expired?


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: rumanci
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 06:31 AM

Don't worry yourself Ebbie (and a special hug for you and your loss)
THIS round's on KT
and heck
I'll stand the next one
OK ?

(but Rap can bring his own lemon to the party)

rum x


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 10:32 AM

So far I've not had much luck with the snare, but the fish trap has managed a decent large salmon, so I've got it smoking. It is having difficulty though, as it hasn't got any hands and is having trouble holding the Capstan Full Strength and the Zippo lighter at the same time.
Quack!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Giok
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 10:52 AM

Maybe you could light 2 fags yourself while looking into the fish's eyes in a suggestive fashion.
A bit like Humphrey Bogfish and Lauren Baconroll.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 10:57 AM

...while at the same time he tootles his whistle and with his other hands plays the piccolo banjo. I tell you, the fish won't be able to resist. The man is a powerhouse. (That moment of time last year when Geoff did that very thing will stay with me. Thank you.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 11:17 AM

Good morning, all.

I've got the coffee on, there's a little whiskey left in the coffee mug: I think I'll leave it there and mix 'em.

Bring your mug around while it's hot....

How about a song? I'll start, with a new tune I'm learning. Have y'all heard of Jolie Holland? I've been wanting to learn "Faded Coat of Blue", and used I-tunes to hear some different versions, and happened upon her. Her album "Escondido" has that, AND a MEAN version of "Mad Tom of Bedlam" (more later) AND a bunch of her own weird, cool stuff.

The song I'm working on has a wonderfully melancholy piano, and terrific lyrics. The refrain is what I sing when I think of them all having such fun at the Getaway without us:

DAMN SHAME
Jolie Holland

I hid out on the front porch
I laid up in my mind
I looked for me a lover
the best one I could find
He got himself a ticket
on an international flight

Oh it's nothing but a goddamn shame
is what it is
oh it's nothing but a goddamn shame

The smell of burnt exhaust
drifts into the bar
it's midnight in California
it's high noon where you are
motorcycles and booze
dirty old perfume

Oh it's nothing but a goddamn shame
is what it is
oh it's nothing but a goddamn shame

I tried to go to sleep
in my haunted little room
the shadows are churning
in the passage of the moon
It'd break my heart to tell you
I couldn't come so soon

Oh it's nothing but a goddamn shame
is what it is
oh it's nothing but a goddamn shame

Tell me one more time
why you went away
It makes a little sense
in the light of day
when evening comes around
all my senses fly away

and it's nothing but a goddamn shame
is what it is
oh it's nothing but a goddamn shame


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 11:23 AM

That's a lovesick song right enough Dani.
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 12:28 PM

Ain't no good, inexpensive women's winter coats to be found. Ain't no decent inexpensive blankets to be found.

Damn.

I'd like a hot spiced rum, thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 12:51 PM

Speaking of blankets, I dreamt last night that I was going somewhere that would be unheated (not the Getaway, surely?) and took my sleeping bag and three blankets along. At the pickup point/bus stop? there were two homeless old guys and I meant to give them two of my blankets but somehow I found I had given them all three. I woke up trying to figure out how I could get one of them back. (One of the blankets was a soft, eggplant-colored one; another was a fiber-filled quilt and the other was a rough-textured greenish blanket- what we used to call army blankets. If you see any of them abandoned along the road, give me a call. I'm freezin' here.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 01:09 PM

To the tune of the old forebitter Paddy West:

Now as I was a-walking round the town,
Feeling cold and glum,
The Mudcat Tavern was close at hand
So I steps in for some virtual rum;
I says to WYSIWYG, "A glass of your best,"
And she turns to me with a smile,
"I'll pour you a glass of virtual Port Royal,
Won't you sit by the fire awhile?"

As I was sipping that rum, me boys,
I heard an awful din,
As all at once the door banged open
And some old Mudcatters blew in;
One was a Giok MacKenzie,
Along with our old pal Rapaire,
There was Ebbie, Dani, and KT,
Even Geoff the Duck was there.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 01:16 PM

There were so many of us
and more all the time
Some came by plane, some by bus
Some hitched, not spending a dime
We couldn't be at the Getaway
We couldn't be with the crowd
So we followed the road 'thataway'
and found our friends warm - and loud


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: KT
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 01:29 PM

So let's raise a glass to the Getaway and all the folk what's there
No finer folk could e'er be found, we all are well aware
And those of us who're left behind, we'll have our own "AWAY"
"Away" our sorrows, envies, too. Another round, today?


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 01:37 PM

Heck this is almost as much fun, and you get more sleep, and less sheep"
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 01:55 PM

Don't give up the sheep, Cap'n.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 02:03 PM

Damn the torpid-o's
Full spleen ahead!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 02:04 PM

Smoked salmon fillets are ready folks. Choice of rye bread, soft white rolls, unleavened flat bread to suit kosher, halal or window cleaners and mustn't forget the toasted beagles.
Yes.... Beagles. There was a fox hunt got mixed up with the line of snares. The fox escaped, thankfully. I am assured by Oscar Wilde that foxhunting is the pursuit of the uneatable by the unspeakable. The uneatable got away but I caught a bunch of the unspeakable and they are roasting nicely. Plenty of fat on them so should crisp up a treat.
Quack!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 02:21 PM

Mmmmm.... If you'll make a little room on the grill, I brought some super-yummy ribeye steaks, been sitting all night in the famed bourbon-ginger marinade (that's not BOURBON, damnit, it's Tennessee WHISKEY!). Medium-rare, please, with a pinch of salt and pepper, and the baked potatoes you can just throw on next to them. I've got the butter ready to slab on top of it all. When they're ready I'll bring out the crispy iceberg salad. I made that buttermilk-blue cheese dressing fresh, it's best when it's icy cold!

Might be time to move on to some wine... I like a big fat red with the steaks. What do you recommend with the salmon, Geoff?

You remind me of the day not long after my partner and I had got our new restaurant open. It was Saturday breakfast, and we'd asked one of the employees we'd inherited to fix the chalk specials board out on the street. People kept coming in chuckling, but nobody said anything! Sometime that day we walked outside and saw, "Coffee and Fresh Hot Begels!

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Morticia
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 02:46 PM

Someone budge up and make a little room for me too? Three years I've been trying to make it back to the Getaway and I still haven't suceeded.Still, if someone could pour me a plastic cup of Jack Daniels, pass me one of Mary's bourbon balls, give me a Big Mick hug and play me something a little bluesy with some shit hot harmonies,it would be almost as good.

( Who am I kidding? Waaaaahhhhh!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 03:31 PM

Morty- how about we ALL go next year?


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 04:03 PM

yes ebbie how about that, I am in Getaway next year ..............

I wish I could be there .

All the best skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 04:45 PM

Way to go, Skarpi! It will be lovely to see you - and to hear you again. I definitely want to hear you sing 'Forget Me Never' again. I had forgotten that song. I'm singing it again and love it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 04:52 PM

Hey, hey. There'll be no Big Mick hugs here. He's with 'them', and we've got us. You'll have to settle with hugs from us, all around. Good to see you, Skarpi. What'll you have?

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 05:00 PM

I put this above the line in Skarpi's thread, but it belongs down here with the REAL people.

(Tune: You figger it out...)

We are the Mudcat posters
Who're not at Getaway,
We're not sloshing beer down,
We're not on a spree.
Stay-at-home songsters
Boys and girls
Why should we be
Among those churls?
We are the Mudcat posters
Who're not at Getaway.

Iceland, Oz, and England,
Yanks and Canucks too,
Deutschland, Spain and Ghana,
All in the same stew!
We are the Mudcat posters
Who're not at Getaway.

What do we care for Big Mick,
Kendall, or the rest?
Someone has to stay home
And keep the downy nest.
We are the Mudcat posters
Who're not at Getaway.

Soon they'll be returning
Full of tales and cheer,
But we will surprise them
'Cause we've drunk up all their beer!
We are the Mudcat posters
Who're not at Getaway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 05:51 PM

Hey, Geoff, where'd you gt that salmon? We'vegot some,too, from the best smoker in all of alaska! It's gotta be fresh, and WILD. None of that farmed junk, thankyouverymuch.

Now then, who's got a song to start us off?

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 06:01 PM

well here is one one from me ,

I'm an Icelandic cowboy
on my Icelandic pony.
I travel around in the west.
I know all the ways around Snæfellsnes
'cause that's where my baby stays.

I've been to the east, and I've been to the west.
I've been to the north and the south.
Once I met there an old polar bear
but I found out he had a big mouth.

That's why I'm singing for you, forgotten cowboys,
forgotten cowboys of the world.
Come to Iceland, 'cause it's a nice land
and you can shake the shephards hand.
And if you come to Iceland you can join the local band


All the best skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 06:46 PM

The salmon was pretty wild when he dropped his ciggie in the jello pit for the third time. If he hadn't got help from the squid he'd never have finished the pack!

Mortie - you can always count on hugs from all the Ducks.

As for the wine list, here is My Wine Recommendation.
Enjoy.
Quack!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Charmion
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 06:48 PM

Edmund's gone to the Getaway, and I'm stuck here with three resentful cats, six loads of laundry and nothing interesting in the fridge. Guess I'll pop on down to the tavern ...

I'll have a nice tot of Rapaire's Redbreast with ginger ale on the side, and don't be stingy, you ol' librarian, you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 07:02 PM

You could crack me a bottle of Youngs Double Chocolate winter ale. I'm ready for one after all that cooking.

The unspeakable are about roasted. I'll be slicing and dicing in about 5 minutes. Thought that they should go nicely with the nettle soup and dock pudding.

Quack!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 08:41 PM

You think a little chutney with them, Geoff? What'd you marinate them in?

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Chip2447
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 10:59 PM

I think we should get cracking, invent a transporter device (star trek) and beam ALL of us en masse to Getaway for a raid.


Chip2447


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 12:25 AM

I think that we should make 'em all feel really, really, really guilty about having a good time while we kept the home fires burning, our noses to the grindstone and our shoulders to the wheel.

Redbreast, barkeep, por favor. And just leave the bottle, if you will.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 01:10 AM

In harness per usual. Waiter waiter, percolator--and keep it coming. Please don't cut off my half-and-half.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 03:04 AM

Well, it's 3 AM at Getawayland.......They must be going strong......considering there's heat and all, they don't even have to go to bed to keep warm, so maybe they'll make it an all nighter.... I hope Amos hasn't lost his voice yet, and the ladies outdid themselves on the Saturday night stage. Bearded Bruce had better show up with that ginger tomorrow.

Meanwhile...back at the tavern....that was a great song, Skarpi. Takes the chill out of this winter evening.   Who's next? Eb? Dani? Geoff? Rapaire? Who's got a song for us?

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 07:40 AM

Well good morning, blues! Gather 'round the coffee pot. A little blues to wake up the voices, then I say we start a round of gospel and see if we can't out-sing 'em way up there!

Guitar, anyone? I don't play...


Poor Girl's Blues
(adapted from) Jolie Holland

Maybe I'm a poor girl
But it doesn't bother me at all (2x)
When this world comes crashing down
I know that I'll be standing tall

I used to be an angel
Now I'm just like everybody else (2x)
I left my wings in the gutter
And my halo's lost, dusty on shelf

I know a rambling man
Who's driving me crazy and wild(2x)
I'd have Austin as my footstool and the world as my throne
If only he were by my side

I got a couple of foodstamps
And a caffeine buzz(2x)
So I'd be set for right now,
if I only knew where he was

I'd tell him 'hold tight, honey,
don't you lose your spirit to the wind(2x)
I know you, and you'll be along time rambling
Before you see your rest again

Maybe I'm a poor girl
But I don't let it bother me none(2x)
When this world comes crashing down
I know that I'll be standing in the sun


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 08:18 AM

If you all pop outside, they are ready to light the fireworks. I'll pour you all a glass of Mulled Wine so you can warm your cockles.


Go through this door

                               {__}

Quack!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: kendall
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 08:40 AM

Hey Rap, I'm not at the friggin' Getaway, I'm here in the tavern with the rest of the stay at homes.
Just coffee please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Morticia
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 08:43 AM

You'll have to settle with hugs from us, all around.

Oh no!!! *GRIN*

Okay, I feel better. And Ebbie, yes, let's ALL try to get there next year!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 10:10 AM

Geoff-

Thanks for the fireworks portal. Now if we could just set up a minicam as a portal to the Getaway. Actually, I'm not sure why that couldn't be set up; it works for eagle and osprey nests. It would be amusing to identify our various friends as they wandered into view, and speculate on their state of dissipation. Of course it wouldn't take long before millions of other viewers worldwide would join the audience and the whole system would come crashing down!

Nice song, Rapaire!

CXheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 01:32 PM

Could you all be charitable enough to take in a scruffy old non-singer whose wife is outa town touring with her choral group? I was going by the door, and that smoked salmon smells irresistable. I always love it on a bagle, but I think I'll go for some on that flat bread this time, just to be venturesome.
Now, about this much coffee,... and about this much of that Jack Daniels in it...is there a dollop of whipped cream available, please?
Ah, yes, thankee...
                            Dean


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 02:24 PM

Welcome, Dean.

Refugees of all sorts welcome this weekend ; )

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 02:38 PM

Hmmmm I'll have what Frogprince is having. Sounds good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 03:07 PM

Dashing in and back out again-- off to another event with our new Bishop. Boy is he cool-- and wotta CD collection of gospel he has!

Party for me, huh?

And it looks like I'll miss Mmario tomorrow-- yeah, he's sposed to stop by to drop off an Auction item for me on his way home from G'way-- but I won't be here, waaah!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 05:52 PM

Tell ya what; I can't sing anything for you, but I've got a little "record" of something here I've been itching to try out on some folks, or maybe inflict on some folks. I'm not quite sure if this will turn out to be something in lieu of singing for my supper, or if it will get me kicked out of here, but here goes


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: KT
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 05:53 PM

MMM.....I'll have one o' those frogprince drinks, too....It'll take off the chill when I head out for band practice....Y'all be here when I get back, k?

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 06:24 PM

Sorry, Kendall.

Please substitute the name "Amos" whereever "Kendall" appears. It'll scan just as well and I wouldn't want a regular-type stay-at-home kind of guy to be mistaken for one of a band of pleasure-seeking Liberals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 08:30 PM

Is that why they have that index by meter in my hymnal?!

Wish exchanges in real life were as easily made ; )

Chance has checked in on the other thread (above the line) and it seems like they're having just as much fun as we were afraid they were.

Pour me another Jack, barkeep. Let's get some s'mores on that grill while it's glowing post-fish-and-puppy.

Is anyone singing here but me?!

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: kendall
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 09:02 PM

I'm thinking songs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 10:11 PM

Pretty soon the G'way revelers will be all over this place sharing all the stories they can. The pix have already started! Makes me sick, I tell you, SICK!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 08:26 AM

Keep the Home Fires Burning,
While your hearts are yearning,
Though your lads are far away
They dream of home.
There's a silver lining
Through the dark clouds shining,
Turn the dark cloud inside out
'Til the boys come home.


That's our job, our raison d'etre, and they should damned well feel as guilty as all Hell.

Thanks. I'll start the day with a Bourbon and branch, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Morticia
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 03:29 PM

I hope they all have hangovers......and bruises from multiple drive by huggings.....and so many tunes in their heads they have a headache....and are very tired and emotional.

No I don't, I hope they all had a wonderful time and missed all of us, just a little bit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 03:34 PM

Morty - wonderful sentiments but one feels in ones gut that response to your second wish will be 'did they buggery'.

KTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 03:47 PM

Oh, the headlines!:

Cops Use Tear Gas, Pepper Spray On Bay Party!
Music Camp Broken Up, Paternity Suits Await!
Seventeen Folkies Busted, Many More Escape!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: kendall
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 04:50 PM

Well, thank God they wern't allowed to drink!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 05:14 PM

I don't care if THEY get thirsty.

A bumper of good New England rum, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 06:01 PM

No drinking? In that one photo I saw, that was no cup of tea.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 07:01 PM

Well, they're starting to arrive home safely. I'll feel better when they're ALL home safely.

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

Now, let's get THIS place cleaned up before they get back and see how much fun we had while they were gone ; )

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 08:54 PM

And they're bound to show up here mighty thirsty.

I'd like a magnum of scotch, a liter of Drambuie, so I can set up a row of "rusty nails" to welcome them.

Anyone want to sample the product to see if I've got the mixture right?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: JennyO
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 09:18 PM

Sure Charlie, I'll do anything for the cause. Set 'em up!

One of these years I might make it to the Getaway, but it's a long way from Sydney, Australia, and a lot of money I don't have :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 09:30 PM

Screw 'em. Let 'em mix US drinks. WE kept the wheels cranking while THEY were out whooping it up, eating crabs and oysters, learning new songs and just in general raising all sorts of hell.

I'd like a large Surly Curmudgeon, please.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 09:47 PM

Charley, that's my drink--pour large!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 10:51 PM

Can we come in? We're back. Very tired, unwashed and painfully sober. Damn flamingoes crapped all over the back seat of the van. The cowboys were allowed to watch "Broke Back Mountain". They'll never be the same.
Too tired to say much except that over and over I heard and said "It's not the same without (fill in the blank) here."

You guys were toasted, remembered, quoted, gossiped about and mostly missed.
Next year.

Captain Morse,
I missed you most of all.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 10:54 PM

Well, with a message like that, of course we welcome you!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: KT
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 06:53 AM

Hey there, c'mon in SINS! Truth is, we've all been waiting for your return. Pull up a chair and let the tales begin. What'll ya have?

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 07:21 AM

Welcome back Sins!
Pull up a banjo player and sit down!
QuacK!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 07:52 AM

I wrote a song. It's further down, but ya gotta substitute "Amos" for "Kendall."


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:23 AM

Many People were sorely missed; Kendall was missed very badly, Jed Marum (though I picked up two CD's of his I didn't have) Tawmmie and Mike were on a lot of people minds, Ebbie and KT, Jeri. 'Spaw you have GOT to get there some year...Dani - I kept looking for you...and the ducks, and Madlion, and so many people!!!!!!!

I probably shouldn't have started listing names as you always forget some - but it was a great family reunion even if some of the cousins couldn't make it - if you know what I mean.

Hey Geoff! Kitchen looks great, it's nice not to have to cook for a change. But this "fried chicken" seems to have some rather strangly shaped bones....just what did you end up snaring, anyway?


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:30 AM

Just about anything that shot past. Threw them back if they had more than 5 legs.
Hope the new herbal mix in the stock pot does justice to the soup.
Fried chicken? Is that the one with the 6 foot wing span or the one with the hooves and antlers? I can never quite remember!
Quack!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:54 AM

hooves! That explains the crunch bit at the end....kinda tasty...is that tarragon I detect?


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:58 AM

Tarragon, definitely. Essential ingredient of the Dragons Nest Soup.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 03:41 AM

Just fer gawds sakes don't tell her WHERE we got the "tarragon" from...

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 09:20 AM

Now, just hold on, you lot. 'Nuff of this maundering and guilt-flingng!!! Them as went to the Getaway had to work very hard to do so, so there's no need pretending that they didn't deserve the dark pleasures they earned!! Life is full of hard choices and some people end up reaping different situations as a result. And, I would add, not only did we have to pay to go to the Getaway, ahead of time, but we ALSO have had to pay for going to it, afterwards! I am just beginning to feel rebalanced. Partially.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 09:25 AM

Amos - shut up and have a drink.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 09:26 AM

I'll drink to that - with white cranberry juice, of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 09:28 AM

What you pay afterwards is the wages of sin. No sin, no wages.

Sack, please, in honor of the 16th Century.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 09:32 AM

Rap - this was a Methodist camp - no sinning allowed. There was a lot of singing though.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 09:53 AM

On the other hand, those brownies they hauled out for midnight snack on sunday were sinsull sinfull.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 10:33 AM

Well I was four letter wording (and getting paid ) but missing out on a lot of the booze too , so I will have a LARGE malt please !


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 10:33 AM

AND clock a 100 !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 02:06 PM

DRINKS ALL AROUND!



Emily has presented Max with a son!



Detals at Max's announcment thread


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 03:13 PM

Tsk, tsk. Such lack of self-control.

I'll have a large (i.e., hogshead) of Knob Creek's finest to toast the new kitten.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 08:01 PM

No wages, no sin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 08:15 PM

Terry, aren't you a little old to go around four-letter-wording for pay? Are you aiming to be the world's oldest professional in the world's oldest profession?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 03:42 PM

What a great thread this is. But I got as far as Geoff's post of 04 Nov 06 - 06:46 PM, then got more or less permanently sidetracked by the link called "My Wine Recommendation." Geoff I have been reading Grant Baynham's song lyrics for 2 hours, LMAO. My favorite (are you surprised?) is the Transplant Patients' Anthem. Finally bookmarked it so I can get back to Mudcat and catch up with the posts on this thread.... Decided to post so the thread won't fall off the page before I can read it all. ;-)

Rita F


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 04:06 PM

A friend sings the Wine song, but apart from that I don't know Grant Baynham's stuff. I believe his name was mentioned on a recent thread about Bush barring British Folk Singers from performing in the States. I suppose they could slip in via ifferent exits of the Tavern?
Quack!


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 04:43 PM

Gees, dijya see the baby on that mouth!!

Best of luck Max, you're going to need it!

Mine's something smooth and heavy please, I've been singing the bass parts to madrigals today - an octave below my usual range! My inner Spooky (released earlier this year) was a welcome addition to the ensemble.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Tinker
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 07:11 PM

something cold and mellow--surprise me .....

Spent the day locked in the basement under a mountain of laundry. I sort of ignored it before Getaway so I could get sleeping space ready for the Northern crew and by the time I got back ---Well if I heaped it together I think it would have gone over my head !!!

But there are pathways now and I can put my feet up and relax

thanks ahhhhhh


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 07:23 PM

Welcome, Tinker! Let me pour you something. Had dinner yet? Or too busy feeding everyone else?

I put a big plate of deli sandwiches on the bar for those of you still too weary to unpack and go to the grocery store.

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Tinker
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 07:26 PM

Dani thanks !!! I'm going to nibble my way around the edges of the sandwhich... maybe just a bite or two


I should know better, I ignore downstairs then everyone wants to see the pub. Of course they do they're folkies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 07:35 PM

The door flies open, and in walks the biggest damn Irish American fella you have ever seen. He looks over at the jello pit, now in a state of disuse, lets out a sigh of relief. Then he checks all the nooks and crannies to make sure no amorous gorillas are about. Finally he makes sure there are no horses tied up out back. He thne approaches the bar..........

Here, let me have a half dozen of those sammiches. Can't you see I am wasting away before your very eyes???????? Dani..... any bourbon in this place??? I had two fifths, and a pint when I pulled into that last stop, but Greenhaus and Jessop cleaned me out, and half of LEJ's too. But wasn't the music grand?..........

OK, hugs all around.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Tinker
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 07:59 PM

Ah and there was a brand new song by Jeri too....

Another one that brought a tear to every eye in the house....It's a good one to ponder in front of the fire


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 08:07 PM

Excuse me..... but I wrote significant parts of that song, including the tune....... and one of the best lines was written by Rick. It is a very good collaborative effort.

But the body and main premise was Jeri's. What a stunner she put together. That one is going on the CD. She has such a way with it. She has sent me another one, and I really am taken by it. I am working out the tune, and looking at a verse, but it is another damn fine piece of work. We are so lucky to have her, but she needs NOT TO MISS ANOTHER DAMN GETAWAY.

Now ....... is there any decent bourbon in this joint??????????


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Tinker
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 08:13 PM

I think I found another bottle of the one you bought for LEJ on the way down.... does it meet the prerequisite "good" ??


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 08:49 PM

And let me add, while I buy you a round, that the depletion of your store was definitely attributable to a set of at least three. Four if you count LEJ. And, ahem, assessing proportionate to body mass, I suspect Greenhaus, LEJ and Jessup (note spelling) might between them add up to the said Irishman. Just a rough approximation.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 09:22 PM

Ouch. Damn, the fella winged me good with that 'un.

It was good bourbon, no?

And it did make you ride that horsey really well.....LOL.

Say ...... did you just call me fat???????? Okay ..... I am ..... but you're ugly and I can lose weight ....hahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHA. Top that one, buckaroo!!!! But only after we have that drink.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 09:35 PM

Yeah, yeah, now that we've got the serious drinking started they show up and tell us how Awful Things Were At Getaway.

Ya know, I forded icy rivers, I climbed snow-covered mountains, I fought off a hungry cougar with one hand while choking a rabid grizzly with the other as I punted a nest of rattlesnakes off a glacier, I crawled through swamps thick with alligators and skeeters, I crossed arid deserts rife with sandflies and bleached bones, just to get a MOAB tee shirt for Amos to wear at Getaway, and I'll betcha he left it at home.

Another, please. Sasparilla, if you got it. If you do, please throw it away and gimme some Monogehela.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 09:37 PM

Rap ..... get off your Royal backside, save your pennies now, come to Getaway and bring your own shirt.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 09:54 PM

Rapaire, Rapaire.... of COURSE I wore that teeshirt!!! It was under the dark sweater you can see in the pictures, which was under the buckskin overshirt, below the hat.

If you had been there, we could have had a Getaway Polar Bear thing where we run down to the edge of the water and back in our MOAB teeshirts at sunrise, barefoot. Ya wanna??? Huh? :)


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 09:55 PM

I'll watch you do it....


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 10:01 PM

I'll sing a song about it...................


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 10:17 PM

I just got all my work done. I'm free! Free as a bird! I've got no worries, not a care in the world for at least a few minutes! Damn, I feel great. Drinks are on me. Oh, wait a minute. No more work, no more get paid. Uh, barista, put all those empty glasses on my tab. Especially the wet ones that'll blur the ink.

Elmer


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 10:18 PM

Bourbon? No.... How about some good old-fashioned Tennessee whiskey!? Mine's topped off, but there's plenty to go around.

Tell us again: HOW warm was it there??

I heard from Janie tonight, so good to hear how well (or at least alive) you all are, and how good the singing was, and a little about those of you who came out of your shells a little (is that lobster shell, Ranger1?)

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Tinker
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 10:34 PM

DAni I'll take some of that.... Rutgers is playing to night and the testosterone is rocking my house.   Maybe if I have a few drinks at the tavern it'll be safe to go home later.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 10:35 PM

I wish you had been there to duo-doowop with LEJ, Dani....it would have blown the roof off to hear you doing Runaround Sue together!!!! :>D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 07:11 PM

So, was the DooWop workshop a success?! You'll do it again next year?

Look out, I'm warming up now ; )

I'm not sure I thanked you for putting together that book: what a treasure!!

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 07:27 PM

Amos, if I ever get there I'll let you sing lead on "Clear Cool Water" while I do the cowboy equivalent of doowops, okay?


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 07:54 PM

Big Mick-

I for one would like to hear Jeri's new song. Why don't you release a verse or two here or provide a link to the thread where it's probably buried.

Welcome back, and here's a small beaker of Jack Daniels.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Big Mick
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 08:08 PM

I will, Charley. But a correction is in order. The song is by Jeri, myself, and Rick. We all contributed mightily to it. Jeri wrote the original lyrics. She gave it to Rick and I some 4 or 5 years ago. Rick felt like it needed a chorus, and suggested some lyrics changes. He ran out of time before completing his version of it. I was troubled by one area, and felt like it didn't need a chorus so much as it needed bridges to separate the dialogue, and interpret what was going on in the minds of the players. So I wrote those and modified certain lyrics. Jeri actually inspired the tune, but I came up with that. She made a comment about how it would fit to Mary Ellen Carter, in a joking way. I took those chords, and started tinkering. All of a sudden the tune just jumped off the page at me. Then I arranged it.

It is a true collaborative effort, all built around Jeri's superb wordcraft. Jeri and I agree that it will be copyrighted as being by Corlew, Lane, and Fielding.

Soon as I finish with that, I will record it and post snippets on a Myspace or some other MP3 site.

It is a beauty.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: KT
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 08:55 PM

Mick, my friend, I daresay, you've found your muse!!

I've always been so impressed with Jeri's way with words. I'd love to hear the final version too!

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Amos
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 10:34 PM

It was a success thanks to the marvelous skill of Flawn Williams, who knew exactly where the wah-wahs and the fit-fit-fits had to come in on every song. He's masterful at doing JUST the right amount of steering and letting the good times roll.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 03:37 AM

If all you're going to do in the COULDN'T Getaway Tavern is talk about what you did there where WE couldn't be... can I ask you politely to bugger off and talk quietly over there.. some of us are miserable bastards and want to wallow in misery without having our noses rubbed in it. If we want to hear what went on there, we'll look in the other threads.. OK?

And which one of you buggers has given me this cough? I sound like a bloody fur seal... Didn't have it till you lot came in....

Now mix me up a Jamaican Tixylix Mac please... 3 parts Tixylix cough medicine to 3 parts ginger wine and 6 parts of Jamaica's finest.

If I'm going out, I'm going out in style.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 08:23 AM

Mix me up a barrel or so of Missoury River Water and some Mississippi River Water and don't strain out the mud.

Them two tagether'll do a man more good than all yer shampane.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 10:53 AM

LTS-

You are correct and I apologize for initiating conversation about the G*****y. Here's a drinking song from our friends in Nova Scotia to wallow away in for the rest of the evening (copy and paste into WORD/TIMES/12 to line up chords):

Words by Alistair Macdonald ©?
After the singing of Vince Morash, Nova Scotia, 1995
Tune: "Three Drunkard Maidens"


The Jocose Drunkard


G---------D-G---C----G-----D-------G--D7-G
There is that jo-cose drunk-ard as you may com-pre-hend,
-----------D----G—C---G------D----G----D7-G
He's full of jokes and laugh-ter, and every-one's his friend;
---C---G---D-G—C---G-D---G—C-G—D-G-D
He slaps you on the back, me lads, and or-ders up a round,
----G---D-G---C----G-----D------G-D7-G
That jolly jo-cose drunk-ard's a pleasure to be found.


Chorus:

----C---G---C---G
And you raise your glass,
------C----G
Times have passed,
-------C—G-------C---G
And all the lads have gone home.

One drink beyond the jocose and then it's time for tears,
For now the drunkard is morose, he's crying in his beer;
He gets so sentimental, nostalgic and depressed,
He grieves for all he might've been and wails about the rest. (CHO)

But when the crying ceases, let the innocent beware,
For now the drunkard's bellicose, with fighting spirit rare;
He loudly picks an argument and wildly swings his fist,
So bellicose a drunkard's a pleasure to be missed. (CHO)

The drunkard then becomes subdued, the liquor takes its toll,
For now the drunkard's comatose, 'tis said he's passed out cold;
These are the states of drunkenness through which we all may sink,
But, before we all are comatose – there's time for one last drink!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 12:45 PM

Charley - are you trying to say I'm a sot?

And a fat sot at that??!





















Guilty as charged.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 01:52 PM

LTS-

No, perhaps a lush!

But how would I know?

Anyone for a mug of mocha java?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 04:36 PM

"There is that jo-cose drunk-ard as you may com-pre-hend,"

That seems to work pretty well to the tune of "Come all You Texas Rangers", too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Couldn't-Getaway Tavern 2006
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 12:03 PM

Frogprince-

There is no end to alternative tunes for this "temperance" ditty but the composer Alistair Macdonald choose "Three Drunkard Maidens" as its tune and it seems to work quite well. It's also a traditional tune that's fairly well known on both sides of the great pond. Give it a fair chance.

I do think it could use a better chorus, something more to sink one's teeth into.

Maybe I'll make my next round Poland Spring on the rocks.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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