Mudcat Café message #51749 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8373   Message #51749
Posted By: Jack mostly folk
02-Jan-99 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Old Folkers
Subject: RE: Old Folkers
Bill and mudcayyer friends, Boy Howdy do I know what its like. At age fifty I moved from a very active folkish community to Southern Washington State to take a job allowing me a lifestyle of living "away from it all". Sadly for my lack of good judgement I got away from it all, the music scene here is 100 miles in any direction. Portland to the west, Richland, Pentleton to the east, Bend to the south and Yakima to the north, but all are 90 minutes or more of driving. I've been here now for five years and still struggling to connect with and stay active with the folk societies and folklife groups. My wife is my most tollerble listener and my dog loves to listen but wonders what it is I'm doing. Yes, I have thought about giving in to old age as time passes, but when I find a song circle, coffee house or festval a 100 miles away once a month in one direction or the other. I am compelled and dedicate my spare time to just go do it. Some times the drive affords me the time to listen to CDs and find a new song to memorize. Or we'll spend the week end and do the town, then back home where we have this wonderful lifestyle, "away from it all". Jack mostly folk