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Thread #107706   Message #2240663
Posted By: Bat Goddess
20-Jan-08 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Jan. Shanty Session @the Press Room (NH)
Subject: RE: Jan. Shanty Session @the Press Room (NH)
Lovely session -- crowded, though.

Actually, the earlier jazz session was pretty crowded with listeners, too. And Larry Garland (whose group had been playing over the lunch time) and a few friends stayed around for the entire shanty session and LOVED it.

It was really great for me to be there after missing the December session. Sort of a double header for me -- I was at the Friday session for the first time since December and then came Saturday -- by mid-session my arm was getting very fatigued.

Let's see, what did I sing besides "Lovely Agnes" (which I sing because I was born between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan)? "Sailor's Prayer "(Tom Lewis), "Cannery Shed" ...oh, and a recitation.

I probably should post "The Adventures of the Rear Admiral and His Maid". I know I said I may have written it in study hall when I was 15, but I may have been 16 and in the school libraryy supposedly doing research for my History Honors paper. I hated the era we were limited to, so wrote the poem instead. (Well, I eventually wrote the paper on Mussolini's Rationalizations for the Pact of Steel.)