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lamarca FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information (192* d) RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information 29 Aug 06


BillD, no-one said you had to attend "Guilty Pleasures" - maybe it would help get it out of our systems. And Barry and Big Mick, Bob Seger is no relation to Pete, Peggy and Mike Seeger, but would be an ideal addition to Guilty Pleasures.

Like many people, I first started singing and learning songs by singing along (in private)with the radio and my LPs. I didn't discover traditional music until college, but I never lost my love for the rock I listened to before I turned 30 - although I have to admit I haven't listened to my Blue Oyster Cult, Styx or Emerson, Lake and Palmer records lately (Brain Salad Surgery, anyone?) What's fun about this kind of song swap is the relationship between the songs and the age group of the people who choose them. I can sing along with radio hits from about 1968 to the mid-80's, with a little bit of early 60's Motown and doo-wop stuff that I learned much later in life. It really ages one when the songs you sang along with as a teenager move from the "Classic Rock" to the "Moldy Oldies" format stations, though.

My husband corrected the title of my other workshop proposal - it should be "Presidents, Politicians and other Scum-Sucking Bottom Feeders"... (the other one is just a fish...) Oh, and I had a CRS moment - that shoulda been President Garfield's Been Shot Down, not McKinley - wrong assassination.

We had a fun workshop at NEFFA one year called "Where's Willy" (the UK contingent can stop their sniggering...) - everyone sang songs about their Willie-O, Sweet William, Willy and Nancy, etc.

Another infamous pre-Halloween Getaway song swap was Mark Gilston's "Songs of Dismemberment". Mark specializes in collecting songs about severed ears, but it was appalling amazing how many different songs involve people being reduced to their constituent components.


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