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John Roberts House Concert in Maine

SINSULL 25 Feb 07 - 10:43 AM
ranger1 25 Feb 07 - 10:59 AM
Charley Noble 25 Feb 07 - 11:04 AM
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adventure 25 Feb 07 - 01:02 PM
Jeri 25 Feb 07 - 01:35 PM
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Subject: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 10:43 AM

Second in the series for 2007 is John Roberts. Deb Cowan will try to make it so it promises to be an exceptional evening of music and more than likely fun.

Saturday, March 24, 2007
SINSULL's House
6PM Buffet followed by the concert followed by a Song Circle.

Who's in? Who needs a bed?
Menu to follow.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: ranger1
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 10:59 AM

I'm in. And it depends on how single malt I consume as to whether I'll need a bed...


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 11:04 AM

JuyB and I would love to attend. We don't need a bed. What can we bring?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Micca
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 11:42 AM

This is one I REALLY would like to attend!!!!!, IF Only!!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 01:02 PM

Count us in for the house party. Just hope that some of you can stay up a little bit later in the morning this year. It's amazing to see what a few more hours does to your body rhythm...it just skips a day!!!!

Just need some floor space for our bodies to lie.

Food will also come along with us. See...Sins...the mussels did not even smell. Maybe a fish dish would be nice...scallpos with haddock and cream sauce.

Thanks.

Doryman and his mate.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 01:35 PM

I'm in, and will need somewhere (hopefully quiet, unless I'm one of the noisy people) to sleep.

Tell Charley to bring something that doesn't go fuzzy as it ages, or doesn't get a chance to age. Chocolate works for me.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 02:00 PM

I'm pretty, very, well almost sure I'll be there. I won't be bringing the mild salsa.

Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: bfdk
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 02:15 PM

Hee hee, I remember.. ;-)

Wish I could be there, but sadly it's not possible. Have a great time everybody!

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 03:07 PM

he he I like it :-)


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 03:11 PM

Thank you for the post card, Bente. A nice surprise after a long day at work.

You heard them, Charlie. Bring chocolate.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 07:47 AM

REFRESH


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 07:56 AM

Got it, chocolate cheesecake à les cheveux de le chien!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 07:56 AM

Tom and I will be there -- and will need a bed.

If mussels are on the menu, please make sure there's nothing else on the menu that has come into contact with them -- I'm VERY allergic! (And you really don't want to be around the reaction.)

Linn


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: ranger1
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 08:10 AM

I, for one, second Linn's post. Not because I'm allergic, but because we do not need any more concert goers rushing out the door for emergencies.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: kendall
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 08:41 AM

Anyone who would eat a mussel would eat anything.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 06:39 PM

You're right there Kendall, I do love mussels, but love clams better. I remember as a kid, we wouldn't pick a mussel, rather clam a different beach or another side of a river before eating that scrap food. Times have changed. As a youngerster I remember no one would think of eating shark either or alot of the other fish finds that the commerical industry has taught some of folks to now like.
But some of us will eat anything, including lobsters.

Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 06:57 PM

Are you all serious about this....

How can you think this way when you all know what lobsters eat.....and if you have not pulled a trap and found "claw de toilet papier"....you can guess!!!!

I have not eaten one of these things since I was five years old and as for hotdogs.....since I was 18 and working for the USDI in Boston.

So mussels are really not that bad...they filter better and faster than clams and are actually cleaner. Ask the dorymate's wife...she published the original papers on the "red tide" in 1979 after years of research through UMass and Woods Hole.

I believe they even ate the head off of JC in Mary's back yard.

Anyway...need a bed or spot or floor space for the night.

Will bring some normal food....from me what would you expect???

Nice picture Bente....what a cute couple those guys are!!!!

Doryman and his mate.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 07:15 PM

I love mussels. Particularly with garlic butter. Yum.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 08:02 PM

We certainly never ate mussels when I was growing up on the Maine coast. But that was because no one told us they were good to eat. They are delicious and unlike clams apparently do not have stomachs. I'll gobble up as many as I can get my claws on.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 08:09 PM

Well, that was probably my problem -- I used to love blue mussels. Lots of garlic and wine. First time I got sick, I thought it was a bad mussel. Second time I got sick, I thought I'd gotten a bad marinated mussel. Third time...

Well, if I HAVE to be allergic to some kind of seafood, I guess I can live with a mussel allergy. If it had been oysters, or shrimp, or lobster, or scallops, it would have been very, ver\y disappointing.

Linn


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 08:24 PM

Haggis, maybe??????????


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 08:25 PM

I don't want to see Linn (or anybody else) yak. As for me, I used to think shellfish were disgusting. I ate a mussel cooked with tomatoes and basil at a cookout, and I ate a load more. I was blissfully unaware of the snob factor and thought they had a much better consistancy and taste than clams, so THERE.

But how do Peter's compare to Bertha's? (Undoubtedly futile attempt to return to the subject of John and the house concert.)


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 09:19 PM

I'm sure this will be a spectacular house concert. We are all very fortunate to be part of a great circle of music and friendship. We got to see John and Tony and crew in Portsmouth just before Christmas and it was simply an evening that will not be forgotten. John's diversity of music and talent is truly remarkable. I hope he brings his hurdy-gurdy along with him to do a few tunes as he did in Watertown a few years ago. Really an interesting piece. Looking forward to the evening. It will be very interesting.
Doryman


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 10:20 PM

I wonder how (or why) the first lobster was ever eaten -- seems hard to imagine someone looking at it and thinking -- now that will be yummy boiled alive and then dipped into butter!!! But they are so good.

I'm a yes for the John Roberts concert - Tom's iffy - Mary, if you run out of space or your roof isn't fixed, we can put some folks up (as you know it is snug and comfy by the fire!!!!!). Let me know what you would like brung to eat!!! Charlie, your cheesecake has made me a dessert fan - it was fabulous.......

See you all then......


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SussexCarole
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 06:38 AM

It's my turn to try & stowaway in Jacqui's suitcase on her way back -this is a House Concert I would love to come to. John Roberts is superb!
How about some Gower cockles & laverbread to go with the mussels?


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 07:53 AM

Carole,
You and Andrew are welcome. Please leave your cockles at home. HMMMM Wonder what Andrew will make of that?
SINS


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 10:49 AM

Cockles! YUM!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 11:05 AM

Would LOVE to try cockles! I've eaten plenty of periwinkles ("winkles"), but no opportunity to try cockles.

Actually, what I really wish, Carole, is that Tom and I could pop over for a weekend or something. Would that travel were THAT convenient!!!

We'll make it sometime, I hope!

I'll have to check if I can get the sweetened octopus candy (really -- dried and slightly sweetened) sometime. Might make a good crunchy dessert for the lobster boil!

Linn


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 06:42 PM

No Linn. They wouldn't.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Greg B
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 08:10 PM

I hated mussels because I was raised in Southern California where
they were vile--- and used as bait.

Then one night I was dining at the Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville, PA,
and the menu included a lobster dish with Prince Edward Island
mussels. Well, I wanted the lobster, but not the mussels, but tried
one--then another---then another---then the rest---then the lobster.

I've since discovered that at $2.50/lb they're the bargain of the
century.

Live and learn.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 05:50 AM

I sometimes have mussels in garlic butter for lunch - absolute heaven and very reasonably priced if you do it yourself using the basic ingredients.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 08:52 AM

The mess I cooked for the lobster boil two years ago was vile so vile smelling I had to leave the house. People (read: Jacqui) ate them. I watched in horror.

Any new additions to John's concerts?
And as to inviting anyone - I don't. If you know of someone who might enjoy a concert, feel free to ask them or direct them to Mudcat. Jacqui distributed fliers with upcoming dates at Deb Cowan's concert as an additional reminder.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 09:30 AM

I still have hopes of being there, and my husband may possibly (but not likely)be with me!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: kendall
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 09:44 AM

Cooking mussels smell like a dog's laundry.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 10:50 AM

Mind you I'll still eat mussels & like them too but they'll never compare to a clam, any kind of clam.

Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 11:31 AM

Dog's laundry? Do I dare ask?

Maeve - we are all looking forward to meeting you. Bed reserved. Hope your SO can come too.
Mary


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 12:33 PM

Hey - that's good news Maeve. I'm really looking forward to meeting you.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Micca
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 01:34 PM

Maeve Please, Please, Please tell me your SOs Mudcat name is Alíll!!!!!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Greg B
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 02:07 PM

Never noticed a vile smell from cooking mussels--- I boil a LOT
of water, and then only cook them lightly--- PEIs are so small
they're done in 2 minutes. Maybe that's the trick.

Barry--- better than the bearded variety?


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 03:03 PM

So sorry to disappoint you, Micca. No Alíll in our household, and my husband hasn't wandered onto Mudcat yet. I am, however, unreasonably fond of him and my considered opinion is that he is brilliant in every way. I hope we'll meet someday!

Jacqui and Mary- Thanks. I'm doing my best to get there for this one.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SussexCarole
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 04:26 PM

Jacqui...which airport are you flying back to USA from...is there space in your suitcase? I want to be there!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: DebC
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 08:39 PM

Mary,

Don't forget Kevin and I want to come and we may even bring the cousins if it's okay.

Deb


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 12:17 AM

Cooking mussels cannot smell vile Mary --they are good food!!!! Lots of garlic so no one can come near you........


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Anglo
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 02:08 AM

Oh God, do I really have to sing 'Eat Bertha's Mussels'?


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:35 AM

Anglo - more traditional English songs this time please - I almost got seasick from all the sea songs last time!

Carole - I'm leaving from Heathrow but the bags are so full of booty that there may not be room for all I want to take back! Sorry about that.

If mussels are cooked with butter and garlic, no added water, the only smell that comes across to me is the garlic.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 10:39 AM

So please, someone tell me what a newcomer is expected to offer or bring to this wonderful experience...assuming I get there this time! Will we be singing after John wows us? Does each person have to sing something in the genre of the evening? Help me picture it, please. It's been a long time since I took part in something like this.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 11:07 AM

You'll get an 'official' answer, I'm sure.

Until then...
Bring yourself. We usually have enough food and stuff for about twice the number of people. Optional wine, single malt, chocolate or ...well, Mary had better fill in the 'or' because she knows what food we'll be eating.

We sing while John wows us, then we sing after. You don't HAVE to sing anything, but if you do, we try for traditional, really old 'hits' or modern 'folk'. Sing what you know or nearly know.

I look forward to meeting you!

Hey, Anglo: Heave Bertha's mussels!
I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry ...but there's a nice parody awaiting.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: ranger1
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 11:16 AM

Jeri, you know you're not sorry at all!

John, will you please sing "Bringing Nelson Home?"


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 12:18 PM

Maeve

Mary usually puts up a list of what people have offered to bring closer to the date. Being relatively close and with time to prepare food I usually try and do a main course and a desert, but cooking is a hobby for me so I just enjoy doing that. Some are not so keen on cooking and may bring bread or nibbles of one kind or another.

Mary makes sure that there is a well stocked supply of beverages but the odd bottle of wine is accepted with pleasure.

Mostly the pleasure is in bringing yourself and joining in the evening.

Looking forward to seeing you.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 02:52 PM

Maeve - bring yourself.
Deb - I have saved spots for you and yours and will be really disappointed if you don't make it.
I bought a large supply of flour tortillas on sale so I plan on filling them - ground beef, chopped onions and tomatoes, refried beans, sour cream, etc
That's a start.
M


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:09 PM

John, speaking of food, are you still keen on remembering "We Have Fed Our Seas"? Not on my account of course, just that all this talk of food.
Mary, if I can make it, I won't bring salsa & chips but can you make a suggestion so as I won't happen to go astray? I'd bring susi but the Doc says no more raw fish! I do eat mussels but I don't cook the little wannabe's. So?

Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:18 PM

Bring Beano.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 06:20 PM

Saving a tea table just for you Barry. Bring a doily to sit on.

How about some soft drinks, Barry? Coke? Pepsi? Whatever...


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 08:29 PM

Sheep anyone????

It's been a cold winter on Cape Ann.

Please keep the breakfast sheep in his closet during our visit.

I have very fond memories from a year ago that I will cherish the rest of my "ewe" born days.

Barry don't let them pick on you like that....I'll bring a couple of those doughnut blowup pillows that you sit to relieve lower back pain and other pain. I'll sit with you mate.

Doryman


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 12:38 AM

I'm not sitting with you, not if you're looking for sheep. I half expect you to be in hip waders with blow up donuts around you to save your sorry ass from drowning by 'ewe'.

Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 04:34 AM

I can do Chicken Alfredo and some pasta to go with it.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 03:10 PM

I have an anatomically correct inflatable sheep left behind by Carole and Andrew. He/she is lonesome so Peter - you've got sheep. But if you take advantage of him/her, you must take he/she home with you. there are limits on the laundry I am willing to clean.
SINS


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: bbc
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 10:03 PM

Hi, folks,

Duane D. & I are considering driving up for the weekend & combining the concert evening w/ a short visit to my sister. Would it be helpful if we brought some cheeses & crackers, salmon cream cheese spread, tortilla chips & salsa? We don't need a place to stay, but could you PM me directions to your house from Freeport, Mary? Sounds like a good time!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 10:03 PM

Jacqui - welcome back (if indeed you are back here). Mary - put in your order and I will talk to the chef. Looking forward so much to the evening -- real estate's gone to hell, no one is buying and I might have to get a real job if this keeps up - perish the thought!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 04:05 AM

Back on Thursday Deb.

Looks like it's going to be a full house! Wonderful!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: ranger1
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 07:17 AM

Barbara, I will PM directions to you. Mary is directionally challenged!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: bbc
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 04:50 PM

Thanks, ranger1, that will be appreciated. We will most likely be staying in a hotel on or near Rt. 1 in Freeport. My sister lives in Yarmouth, so I've been around the area a bit, off & on.

best,

bbc


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: JudyB
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 05:05 PM

Barbara, I think we may have maxed out on chips & salsa - but some cheeses & crackers and/or salmon cream cheese spread sounds wonderful to me!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 05:32 PM

I think I'll try making a chocolate baked cheesecake this time, with strawberry topping.

That should clug up all the vocal chords.

No, John, you can't have any until after singing.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 07:45 PM

I repeat - I will perform a full body cavity search if there is any attempt to bring salsa into my home. Sorry, bbc. Sometimes I have to get aggressive with this lot.

Any of your other suggestions will be welcomed but keep in mind we really just want to see you two. There is always plenty of food.

Beds:
Maeve + SO (maybe)
Linn and Tom
Jeri
Peter and Joann
John
bbc and Duane?
DebC et al?
Barry?

Funny - I almost asked if New Hampshire Dave would make it. Sigh.

Who else needs a bed?


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 07:48 PM

Evening all..
We are truly looking forward to this event. The music will be wonderful, the company will be exceptional and the food wil be just perfect. Mary...we probably will arrive sometime between 4 and 5 pm.
You are always so gracious as a host. Hope everyone gives you a great big hug for your efforts to pull these events off. You are one fine lady. Thank you so very much.
Just got off the Adventure and a 1 1/2 hour meeting on the boat to go over our next tasks. 7 degrees...wind blowing in at about 30 mph off the water....damned cold when you add up the wind chill factor.
Cold enough to freeze the head of JC himself it is.
Please let John, Barry and me sit next to each other at your house...promise to be good....lie ...lie ....lie...lots of fun. Looking forward to it.
Doryman and his mate.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 10:02 PM

Mary -- I count about 10 more people in the list than you have beds!! Remember I have a guest bedroom, 3 miscellaneous couches and 2 rooms that my son and buddies use for a work out room and a living room (only the very bravest venture in there...I don't believe I have put so much as a toe in one of his rooms for two years.......). But we have space for extra people -- anyone welcome -- I will stay to the bitter end of the concert and can guide people to us afterwards.........


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: bbc
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 10:06 PM

We will not need a place to stay, but thanks. I get it--no salsa. :)

Barbara


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 02:40 PM

Hey Mary,

I don't think we'll need beds as we'll probably be staying with the cousins. I won't have any details until I get home from the UK next week.

Deb


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: GUEST,DebC
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 02:41 PM

That last one was from me just in case it wasn't obvious ;-)

Deb Cowan


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 04:19 PM

My husband and I still plan to come, but we'll need to get home that night (chickens and wool/coal stoves, remember?) so beds will not be needed. Thanks for offering, anyway. We just won't stay to the wee hours!

Anyone mind if I bring a dessert? Apple or apple/rubarb pie or something chocolate...or shortbread. Any preference, Mary?


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 06:03 PM

Deb,

How ya' gonna get from one place to another at 4 a.m.?????

Don't worry me mate and I will walk ya there....just like we walked in Mystic.

It will be good to see you...we really enjoyed your house concert at Mary's.

Talk to you soon.

Doryman and his mate


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 07:17 PM

Rhubarb??? YUM!

It is like the loaves and the fishes here. Somehow the beds reproduce and everyone settles in about 4AM. In addition to three queen size beds I have a roll out cot and a futon as well as a couch. The couch is mine. Then there is the motor home which can sleep three in a pinch. And Kendall and Jacqui sometimes grab Jeri for some morning music. It always works out so I refuse to worry about it.
SINS


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: ranger1
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 07:51 PM

Barbara, PM with directions has been sent.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: bbc
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 08:29 PM

Thanks! I just cross-sent an email to Mary.

bbc


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 07:57 PM

Arise!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 04:54 PM

Way, hey, and up she rises...


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 08:26 PM

I've ordered Roll & Go to attend but it's like ordering cats!

Judy and I will be there.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Anglo
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 11:54 PM

Roll & Go have my permission to be absent - in any case I have been ordered not to sing sea songs.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 12 Mar 07 - 08:04 AM

Thank you John. I love you, but don't tell my old man I said that.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 12 Mar 07 - 08:53 AM

Wow, last time I saw him was with Tony Barrend (I believe his name was) at Cornell University in the 70's. I'll have to dig out my old tape recording and listen. Since I'm in California, I can't come, but will be there in spirit. Greetings and blessings to John.
Al without cookie


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 12 Mar 07 - 05:10 PM

Anglo....pardon Jacqui's sense of well being, it must be questioned...unless.....after your sets you will sing sea songs the rest of the evening whilst sitting directly next to her for five more hours. Next thing you know someone will undoubtedly be telling you how to dress and what to eat and when, etc.....the nerve, well I never!!!!
Jacqui...I'm going to steal your knitting...unless you're making me a full body stocking....of course......headless Jesus will follow you about all evening if not a sea song is sung during Anglo's sets.....Jesus may even end up riding home with you or better still he could drive Kendall home. (A larger version of the dashboard Jesus, that is). I swear I saw him walk through Mary's house at 4:30 in the morning heading to the back yard the last time we were there. He had a glow about him when the sun came up. Well one of us had a glow....anyway.
Charlie, I actually ordered cat once...tastes like chicken or frogs legs!
Barry, bring the rubber doughnuts.
Mary....bless you for you know not what you have done.
Looking forward to a great house concert with some serious music and fine friends.
One request for the evening...Sir Patrick Spence....just an amazing piece of work this song is...really superb. And yes, Jacqui, it is a sea song.
Be well.
Doryman


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Mar 07 - 07:48 PM

Waaaaayyyyy up she rises...


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: ranger1
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 08:51 AM

I'm still hoping for "Bringing Nelson Home." Jacqui can bring ear plugs if she doesn't want to listen.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 06:54 PM

I didn't say NO sea songs, I just said more traditional English this time for those of us that like them. I like Sir Patrick Spence and Bringing Nelson Home. I just think that the rest of John's extensive repertoire should be aired as well.

Be careful what you threaten Peter. There is a certain Mudcatter who paid me the complement of saying that I have the heart and soul of an axe murderer. If I can pinch them from someone like that just think what I could do to you!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 07:15 PM

Well,

I'll be there in person to find out. Maybe we could have John do a few bars from Sweeney Todd like he did in Mystic last summer. I can hardly wait. MMMMMM!!!!

Always up for the challenge.

Be well, the both of you, and see you soon.

Beware of the Werewolf of London.

Regards.

The doryman


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 07:27 PM

Peter-

It's not a few "bars" from Sweeny Todd but a few "cuts"! Anyone for a large meat pie?

BobBi Keppel would like to come but doesn't know if non-Mudcatters are welcome. I will send her e-mail address to Sinsull and maybe she will re-assure her.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 07:53 AM

Anyone with a bus ticket to South Portland and the price of admission is welcome to come to the John Roberts House Concert.

jacqui.c - PR for S.Portland House Concerts.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 07:59 AM

Neither the house concerts nor the posted music gatherings are Mudcat-only events.

Linn


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: GUEST,SINS at work
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 12:13 PM

I spoke with Bobbi at Deb Cowan's concert and here was no doubt then that she planned to attend John's. Where would we be without Bobbi K and the twelve folding chairs? heh heh


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 17 Mar 07 - 06:32 AM

...and up she rises, early in the morning!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Mar 07 - 07:06 PM

I have four more reservations but have simply lost count so bear with me:
Me
John
Isobel Abelson + 1
Alison Freeman
Linn and Tom
Deborah and Tom
Jeri
Tami and Jason
Charlie and Judy
Peter and Joann
bbc and Dwayne
Barry Finn
Maeve
+ four other maybes.
Anyone else?
SINS


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Mar 07 - 07:07 PM

OOOOPPPPSSS
Jacqui and Kendall

Now I'm in serious trouble.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Mar 07 - 07:26 PM

Bobbi? Kevin & DebC?


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 20 Mar 07 - 10:06 PM

SINSULL! Cellar!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Feadan
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 10:13 AM

My wife Rose and I (and possibly son,Colin)would like to attend if we can impose upon somebody's hospitality to stay the night. Long drive back to Gloucester and all!

Cheers,
David de la Barre


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 11:04 AM

Looks like a nice bunch to spend an evening with.

I'm still planning to bake a chocolate cheesecake. I hope folks will help dispose of it. I know Sinsull hates to have to store leftovers.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: GUEST,SINS at work
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 11:10 AM

David,
We will find a bed for you and yours. Damn! I forgot Deb + a possible 3.
I managed to catch a cold and am not operating on all cylinaders.
Sniffle.
SINS


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 11:12 AM

I'm doing Chicken Alfredo and pasta.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: curmudgeon
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 11:48 AM

We'll be bringing a West Indies Salad. Any potables needed?


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: DebC
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 12:21 PM

Mary, we won't need beds as we'll be staying with the cousins.

Wow, the menu is really shaping up. What can we bring to fill in any gaps?

See you all on Saturday,
Deb


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 12:50 PM

Deb - if you can bring another desert or some nice bread. Some club soda or tonic water would also be good.

Tom - whatever potables you can manage!

The only time that Mary had a problem with leftovers was when ten jars of salsa came through the door and people insisted on opening their own jars.

All that salsa is not easy to dispose of, unlike the rest of the leftovers, which always get taken home while the f#$%^@g out of date salsa gets left with Mary, who doesn't like it, even when it's fresh.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: GUEST,SINS at work
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 01:03 PM

Any more obtuse references to that damn fuzzy salsa and someone will be wearing his chocolate cheesecake.
Any and all reading this - your presence is far more important than the buffet. If you can and want to contribute, great! If you can't, there is never a shortage of food and if there were, Willow's delivers.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: bbc
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 05:37 PM

We are looking forward to it. Even looks like the weather will cooperate. We'll have cheese & crackers, smoked salmon cream cheese spread, & a case of water.

See you soon,

Barbara (& Duane D.)


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 11:52 PM

Barbara & Duane, it's been a long time, it'd be great to see you two again, I'm doing my damnest to get there.
LOL
Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: bbc
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 07:06 AM

Oh, Barry, I hope you can make it. Yes, it's been ages &, even then, we usually only have time to exchange a few words. Here's hoping!

love,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 07:59 AM

Mary, my friend Andy was planning on coming and Fred and Julia are maybes. Jason is out and Kathy is a probable.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 08:35 AM

Can we get a count on who needs a bed for the night please?


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 09:07 AM

People already declaring:

John
Peter & Joanne
Jeri
Tom & Linn
David & Rose
& possibly son Colin

Barry never said and Mary might know something she hasn't shared.
Then you have to add in the "Whoopsh - ish it really THAT late?! (hic)" folks


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 03:27 PM

By the way, as well as being John's House Concert, Saturday night will also be Tami's birthday party, whether she wants one or not.

The cake has been ordered and we're looking into the stores in the cellar for suitable birthday presents.

He he he he he he...............................


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 04:14 PM

If I'm there I won't be needing a bed.
Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 05:45 PM

Barry-

Does that means that you're planning to sing all night, or dashing back home after the featured performer?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 06:51 PM

Really, Jacqui, gifts aren't necessary. It's enough to be in such wonderful company. Really. Please, no extra effort is reques--er, required. Tiny little apartment, no space. Big shiny new dog crate taking up lots of room.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 07:30 PM

Did she say "BIG and SHINY"????? heh heh


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 11:59 AM

I just PM'd you Mary, can you send me directions. Add 1 to your list, I'll be there.

Thanks
Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 08:31 AM

We have another four ponds of Bertha's Mussels, several pounds of fresh cold smoked salmon and a big pot of salmon chowder less cholesterol....right! See you all in a while. Heading to the boat for a few hours of physical abuse.
Anybody bringing dinner rolls?
Doryman


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 08:36 AM

LOL Peter - John, you and dinner rolls? I HOPE not!

We do, however, have a beautiful birthday cake for Tami. Plus wonderful presents.

He he he he he he he..................


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 08:42 AM

I wish I had time to MAKE dinner rolls!

Mary, what do you need that I can buy? Bread? Fizzy water? Cat food?
(One of these days, I really WILL cook something, just to prove I can. This is not that day.)


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 09:30 AM

Bring yourself, Jeri. Fizzy water would be good too.
M


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 10:44 AM

I'll be bringing rhubarb/apple/cranberry cobbler. Do you need folding chairs?

We're going to the MOFGA-Fedco et al scion swap in Unity this afternoon, then I'll drop off Himself (complete with sore leg) at home before heading to South Portland. I hope to arrive before 6pm. Snow falling in any serious way would change my plans, but I'll call if that is deemed necessary.

Mary- Could you (or Kendal or Jacqui or someone) please pm me your telephone number so I can call you if needed?

Thanks,
maeve


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 10:59 AM

Maeve PM'd just now.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 02:04 PM

Yes to any and all chairs.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 04:22 PM

PM received, Jacqui. Thanks.

I'll try to bring 2 folding chairs. Leaving about 4:30 hoping to arrive around 6.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: maeve
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 10:40 PM

Thanks for a lovely evening, Mary, Jacqui, Kendall, & all. I was sad to have to leave at the intermission, but travel would have been worse had I waited. Please explain to John why I left- I certainly loved the music he so generously provided! I appreciate those Mudcatters who were able to introduce themselves. Thank you!

I did arrive home safely.

maeve


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 12:13 AM

Hope you all are having a great time. I was in the area last spring and was almost able to drop in for a quick hello. Someday in the future I hope!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 09:30 AM

They were all in bed around 3AM. I did some dishes and went to bed. Awoke to multiple cats and dogs and people singing. SIGH.

I was so sad not to have some time to sit with Holly. Next time. The snow looked ominous and she had a long trip home.

The concert was great. The after concert was hilarious. I think we ended the vening with Frank Mills from "Hair".

Thank you all for good company, good food, and good music.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 01:07 PM

And thank you, Sinsull, for hosting another great evening!

We left around 11:30 pm and though it was still snowing most of it melted on the roads and we really didn't have any problems driving our hour back up the road to Richmond.

The food was again a delight. The shrimp curry, the chicken alfredo, the mussles, all drew my attention but there was much, much more.

The house was chock-a-block full with earger listeners, chairs, musical instruments, food and drink. If someone sneezed the entire house would rattle!

I haven't heard "Willie's Lady" in years and that was a delight. I remember the first time I heard it and tracking it down in the university library for copying, working out the minor chords. And there was "Patrick Spense" to add more cheer to a wintery spring evening, not to mention "Bringing Nelson Home." John Roberts was certainly in fine form. During the break he caught me staring at his pile of Anglo concertinas, and kindly explained how he could tell which one was which.

The one new song I tried out was "Midwatches" by old sailor-poet Burt Franklin Jenness; it's a keeper but I needed more than a week to get it hard-wired in.

Coming up in late April will be another nautical music swap at Captain Bunker's China Sea Marine Trading Company Annex, his wonderful barn in New Gloucester. I'll initiate a new thread soon with details. There appears to be no conflict with any scheduled musical event at Chez Sinsull or any other one in this area that I'm aware of.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: kendall
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 02:26 PM

A truely outstanding evening. John out did himself with his well balanced program. The food was super good, as usual, and a good time was had by all.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Midchuck
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 03:18 PM

...a good time was had by all.

What was her name?

P.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:08 PM

So far an ice chest and tuner have surfaced and will be held in the Lost and Found for a maximum of 30 days. Charlie - you still haven't picked up your blue satchel.90 days and counting.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:22 PM

A terrific evening. John's choice of material was outstanding and he gave a great performance, carrying on to the early hours with the song circle. He did a great rendition of Barrett's Privateers sometime after midnight and, although I was too tired to stay any longer, it was a wrench to leave with the party still going.

It was so good to see so many people there, enjoying the whole event. I'm sorry that Maeve had to leave so early, due to the weather, but it was good to meet her at last.

Good music, wonderful food and great company. Couldn't ask for more!


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:48 PM

Yes - it was just a wonderful evening. Mary, you should have a couple of our bowls in the lost and found......we'll pick them up some time.......


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:50 PM

Photos here.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:56 PM

I don't remember the grazing deer being there but I could have been wrong......


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: jacqui.c
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 06:03 PM

Well, we were thinking of Bambi burgers but reckoned there was enough food.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 07:37 PM

John's concert was as good as it gets, especially the last (pre-encore) song which was the one Tami requested. The food was incredible, and the people - lots of nice folks, most of whom were singers, so there were bold choruses with tasty harmonies. It was nice to see some folks I haven't seen in a while. Sorry I couldn't spend more time with bbc and Duane, or talk to people I'd just met. I wish I had more energy to hang around and sing some afterwards, but I got up to early and was having some serious consciousness issues.

Tami brought Bandit by before I left, and it was good to meet the little 4-legged gentleman.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Barry Finn
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 01:48 AM

Nice pictures Jacqui, where's the other guy that was there, you missed someone? The last picture with John & Kendall is with Duane who came with bbc.
It was a great concert & time & John's lovely to (he,he). Thanks John
Thonk you too Mary.

Mary the ice chest's mine you can keep the soda. Remember leaving I said I gotta get my ice chest but I'll leave you the soda? You said I'll get it you. I figured that you, as 2 bit mistress had a plan & who am I to question it. I guess there was some sort of misunderstanding. I'll take the blame for it though. Usually cause it's my fault.
The ride back was fine but slow, my car had on snow shoes & it threaded just fine.
Barry


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: adventure
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 08:33 AM

Well...what a weekend. Mary...thanks for your hospitality and hard work. Always a treat to be in good company. John just out did himself this time. Really super choices of song and lots of info in between on each one. Needless to say. We also went to his concert in Marblehead at 2 pm Sunday with Yea Mariners All and Larry Young/John Rockwell at the Me and Thee Coffee House. Really spirited two hour performance for the library reading program. We are all very fortunate.......Anyway....the aftermath of John's house concert was great fun. Lots of great songs, more good food, enlightening discussions and strange antics were to be had until the wee hours on Sunday. What a glorious way to spend a weekend.
And who needs sheep when you crawl into bed at 4 a.m and find an warm feline under the sheets.....as a bedwarmer....and besides sheep do not have claws!
One other thing....I was reminded that there was another doryman on the 'Cat.....here's an offer from the Doryman off schooner Adventure...come down to see our restoration efforts....we'll have a lot of these(dories)on board when we start sailing again....same as she was 81 years ago.   www.schooner-adventure.org
Thanks again to Mary and John for a great and wonderful weekend and to our Mudcat friends with whom we shared it with...best crew going!
Doryman and his mate


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Duane D.
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 09:39 PM

I just added a new set of images to my flickr pages containing fifteen images I took at John's house concert. All images were taken when John stood up to sing a capella on two songs. All images were taken with the available light, no flash. Note: Images appear grainy at full size. I reset the camera's ISO setting from auto to 800, equivalent to a type of film one might use in a film camera to take pictures in low light level. To see the set of images click here.


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 11:38 PM

Lovely shots, Duane.

Sigh -- to be in the NE singing country again someday...

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 11:05 AM

The pictures are wonderful, Duane. Really catch the moment.
Thank you.
Mary


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 04:00 PM

Duane, you sure did a great job given the shooting conditions.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: John Roberts House Concert in Maine
From: Linda Mattson
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 01:15 AM

Great news, nice photos, funny stories, sorry to have missed it. John, hope you'll let us know when your next Northern California tour is being planned!
-Linda Mattson


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