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GUEST 05 Nov 07 - 08:31 AM
wysiwyg 05 Nov 07 - 10:09 AM
GUEST,SINSULL 05 Nov 07 - 01:32 PM
John MacKenzie 05 Nov 07 - 01:48 PM
Maryrrf 05 Nov 07 - 02:27 PM
Charlie Baum 05 Nov 07 - 02:29 PM
Bill D 05 Nov 07 - 02:34 PM
Desert Dancer 05 Nov 07 - 02:54 PM
Fortunato 05 Nov 07 - 03:09 PM
Janie 05 Nov 07 - 04:13 PM
skarpi 05 Nov 07 - 04:21 PM
Charmion 05 Nov 07 - 07:22 PM
Susan A-R 05 Nov 07 - 07:31 PM
GutBucketeer 05 Nov 07 - 07:49 PM
Janie 05 Nov 07 - 08:55 PM
Ebbie 05 Nov 07 - 09:23 PM
Micca 05 Nov 07 - 10:39 PM
KT 05 Nov 07 - 10:59 PM
Linda Goodman Zebooker 05 Nov 07 - 11:45 PM
lisa null 06 Nov 07 - 12:51 AM
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KT 06 Nov 07 - 02:52 AM
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Subject: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 08:31 AM

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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 10:09 AM

Some of the Gotten Away stay over into Monday; some go home Sunday and sleep for several days; some are up and at it, at work, Monday AM, and swamped in the work-world.

And some are still "processing" the event; I know that when I go to a "top of the mountain" workshop, it feels like I'm still there days later, as long as I don't try to talk about it.

The "reports" won't matter much anyway; despite the considerable writing talents of many of the weekend's habitues, I'm pretty sure words don't really do it justice.

So-- welcome back, Getaway crowd. Hope you had a good time, and sorry it ended so soon! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,SINSULL
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 01:32 PM

We are waiting with breath bated for an update. Were John Roberts and Gordon Bok spectacular? How went the Passion Play or was it Punch and Judy? Did tiny little Linda Goodman make an intimidating dragon? Did everyone wear their tacky plastic Peace symbols? Was the food served with utensils this year? How late did you all play on Saturday night? And where?
Best workshop? Best parody? (I understand The Shanty Man Who Never Went To Sea went over well.)Did Micca reamain clothed at all times? How was the auction?
Come on guys. I have so little in my life to hang on to...
SINS, at work


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 01:48 PM

I know how that feels Sins.
G


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Maryrrf
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 02:27 PM

Well I am back but barely had time to drop my stuff off at home and rush right in to the office. The weather was fine, the workshops great, but in my case I wasn't able to do hardly any singing because of a cold, which was a downer for me. The Mummers play was a big hit - very nicely done. I'm sure you'll be hearing from others as they straggle in - I must get back to the fruits and nuts here at work.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 02:29 PM

I just got home and am too tired to answer Sinsull's questions at length. But for her first batch: Yes. Well. No. No. Yes. 5 a.m. (EST). Everywhere.

--she wasn't there, so she'll have to wait to find out details about how it was unitl we catch up on sleep enough to type! The weather was perfect. The music was amazing. The camp now has some wireless internet access from some places.

The 2008 dates will be October 3-6, 2008.
The 2009 dates will be October 2-5, 2009.

Put it on your calendars.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 02:34 PM

It.....was.....fine. Pics....were...taken....many stories....more when brain can focus.

   I drove home without wrecking car...that means I quit having fun just in time to get a wee bit of sleep.

(and BOY, that Amos can play guitar...and Leej can play mouth harp....they were almost inspirational enough to make ME practice something...)

now, it's time for the nap workshop.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 02:54 PM

It's quite funny how short the BS section is this morning. I was wondering why that might be and between Getaway and NOMAD, suddenly I understand.

~ Becky in Tucson
back from neither, but psyching up for dance camp this coming weekend...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Fortunato
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 03:09 PM

First, thanks to all the organizers, the Getaway was well-organized and well-programed.

> Maryrrf may feel she was not in her best voice, but her performance of House Carpenter to kick off the Ballad Workshop was very beautiful. Her tastefully spare guitar accompaniment spread a precise underpinning for lyrics presented with economy and beauty.

> Andy Wallace came and lent some good tunes and songs to the days and brought back memories of Getaways long past.

> Joe Newberry did an extra-fine mini, with a couple of his own tunes that broaden and enhance the tradition, and mighty good banjo playing. I enjoyed a bit of picking with him.

> The starch that too often passed for food, miserly portions and 'wipe your own tables to boot', detracted from an otherwise good experience. It is a lovely setting, and the facilities are adequate, but I feel the kitchen could do a little better. Canned vegetables and fruit are way too 1950's, folks, and we know a bit more about nutrition in this century. Serving portions with an icecream scoop is frankly parsimonious. I'd be ashamed.

On balance, Susette and I had a good time, and we'll be back I'm sure for the music and friends, but I might bring a picnic basket.
cheers, chance


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 04:13 PM

Just home with enough time to boot up before I go pick up my youngin'.

It was GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

And boy is it hard to be back in the real world.

More tonight (if I can stay awake, that is.)

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: skarpi
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 04:21 PM

where are the pictures ?

All the best skarpi


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Charmion
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:22 PM

Edmund and I are in a generously equipped (free Internet) Comfort Inn somewhere on the northern fringe of Binghamton NY. We had a great time at the Getaway. Thanks, Charlie!

I just checked in with my brother by phone and learned that our very creaky but exceedingly cute cat Lucy died in our absence at the age of well over 15, which rather takes the shine off the trip. She has been ailing for more than a year -- major surgery in September '06 for a big and very malignant mammary tumour -- and in her customary quiet way she shuffled off this mortal coil sometime between the cat-sitter's Saturday and Sunday visits. By now, the other house moggies -- Bill and Perdita -- must have noticed that she is no longer claiming space at the kibble dish.

I see that Wincing Devil has posted a bunch of pix, some of them including me ... must look.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Susan A-R
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:31 PM

I obviously have to keep track of Getaway line ups better in the future. They are all great, and I hate to miss 'em, but Gordon Bok, John Roberts and Joe Newbury. WAAAAAAHHHH!! And I was so close too. Didn't realize all of the good things I was missing until I was back in VT with the cat planted firmly on my chest saying "STAY HEEEEERRRRRRRRRRE. Next year, without fail.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:49 PM

The Getaway was just a tad smaller this year, but in many ways that made it better, more intimate. I was suffering from the general crap of fall (not sure if it was a cold, or just allergies) so left about 1/2 through the Saturday concert, went home, went to bed). However, what I observed from when I was there was very good.

I think this year the Mudcatters and FSGW folks are truly one. Friendships have matured and cross pollination has taken place. That in and of itself made it a good getaway.

What was that 3 stringed instrument that Gordon Bok was playing in his mini-concert?

My favorite song of the weekend was Dottie Hurlie's Moonlight Savings Time. Dottie do you have the lyrics/chords? Can you post them?

Dragon was Awesome! Watch out!

Sorry I missed the Saturday night jam and ALL of Sunday. Next Year.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Janie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 08:55 PM

Really hoping Bill D and others took a bunch of pictures. Unlike last year, I took very few (too busy having fun:>)

The music and the fellowship was just as wonderful as ever. The food was even worse than last year. But the cabins are comfortable, the showers are good, and the setting is pretty.

I do wish I had a picture of Joe Offer gracefully reclined on the couch in our cabin in a pin-up girl pose. The camera, fortunately, would not have captured the sound of his gentle snores when he dozed off in the middle of the joke he was telling.

A few random impressions....Dan and Geeta's baby is just as beautiful as you might expect him to be, and seemed to take his first Getaway right in stride....Nancy King, the proud Grandma, did a song that I have got to learn "A Satisfied Mind"....wish I had a copy of LEJ's song notebook....he said he was rusty on Harmonica - which means he must be absolutely phenomenal when all the way up to speed....lots of good stuff at the concerts, but my absolute fave was Charlie Baum's "Pharoah"....Clairebear is a tiny little woman under 5'tall with a 10' ft tall voice....even if I didn't love him, I'd want to hug Kendell, just to get a chance to pet his coat....How Amos can possibly know that many songs and play and sing them so well is beyond me...

Most important impression....The Getaway continues to be a weekend of musical empowerment and magic that is no more than a reflection of the love of music, generosity of spirit, and and vision of the people who are the FSGW. My heartfelt thanks to all of you.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 09:23 PM

Oh, moan. Oh, moan. Just what I was afraid of. I had a good weekend but nothing like that. Next year, for sure.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Micca
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 10:39 PM

I have a few pix which I will post asap, including some of the M*****s Play taken by Charmion and the Turkish Knight wore BLUE(NOT PINK)!!! I am in NJ now on my way North. after a wonderful Getaway. (my 6th) I might have to Join FSGW at this rate, to whom I offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks for their welcome, tolerence , indulgence and general friendlieness, as someone says elsewhere, there was NO sense of FSGW and Guests, but we were just all Festival goers having agood Time!!!, more later when I am in "working order"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: KT
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 10:59 PM

Smile......sounds wonderful! Glad you all had a great time! Can't wait to hear more!
Micca, give Tinker a hug for me, will you?

KT


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 11:45 PM

Came back happy but SO tired! Having daylight (moonlight) savings time switch during the weekend complicated things a bit. I was required to come back straight to work this afternoon just to cover the telephones, since all the other underlings had to take off at 3pm. First thing I had to do was make 15 xerox copies for the Director, and it took me - I swear - five minutes to figure out how to make back-to-back stapled copies. I kept doing it wrong.

So then I knew I was one shoe shy of a pair and I'd better not try anything more complicated than saying "Thank you" to people's RSVP's for a dinner on Friday. I was on the knife-edge of tearing up and helpless laughter all day.

This Getaway was wonderful, memorable, and you absent people were toasted and very sharply missed, and referred to many times. The movie is still playing over in my head....

--Linda


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: lisa null
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 12:51 AM

This year was the best ever as far as I'm concerned -- beautiful sky with the sun sparkling on the marina. The mudcatters and the locals had become one community. There were wonderful newcomers caught up in the excitement of discovering kindred songs and souls. I never felt more at home and more supported as a singer and as a person. Some highliughts: Amiel Schotz's storytelling, the chants and worksongs by Barry Finn and Ken Schatz, John Roberts' ability to be brilliant and joyful, Janie's Katrina song, Coleen Cleveland's growing repertoire, Penny Anderson's style, and a fellow named "Will" who was lured to the festival by Lucy Goldberg who met him while traveling here by train. I reunited with old friends and had the pleasure of meeting an internet penpal hot off the Omaha rez. The music went on and on -- I don't think I fell asleep before three AM any night.
If I hadn't been scraped off the chair and carried home I'd still be there, singing to the memories.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007 (PIX!)
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 12:54 AM

The pictures are HERE. I tried to avoid flash as much as I could, so some of the pictures are grainy. The pictures of Micca are ALWAYS grainy. (Hee-Hee-Hee!)

Please feel free to use the "Suggest Caption" box on the enlargement page to identify my good friends whose names I missed (CRAFT strikes again!)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:01 AM

HELPS IF I GIVE THE RIGHT LINK!!!!!

http://www.wincingdevil.com/FSGWGetaway07/


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: KT
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 02:52 AM

Great to see the pics, WD! Next best thing to being there!! Thanks for sharing them!
KT


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 03:33 AM

Now, the hit of the weekend was Kendall's black leather coat. Women fawn over him anyhow - but when he was wearing that coat, none of the rest of us men got any attention at all. It's just not fair.

I have to admit, it's a nice coat. After word got out, we men took to stroking it, too....

Nice coat, Kendall!!!



....and a good time was had by all, but I really missed a number of wonderful people like Dani, KT, Ebbie, SINSULL, Susan A-R, and a few others. Hmmm. I guess it's mostly the women I notice...

I got to the "humorous songs" workshop late, while Gordon Bok was reciting "Kendall and the Kitchen," a parody of "Peter Kagan and the Wind." I stopped Gordon later and told him my first impression was that it felt nice that Gordon Bok wrote doggerel, too. Gordon said it was written by SINSULL, and Jackie talked him into doing it. Well, hell, I knew that SINSULL wrote doggerel....
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: CET
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:23 AM

Vince:

Thanks for the pics from me, too.

I owe thanks to too many other people to mention.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:48 AM

great pics, now I have a few more faces for Mudcatters.

I'm currently listening to Lisa Null's Feathered Maiden & loving it.

5 CDs arrived from Camsco today including The Feathered Maiden plus 2 by Jon Bartlett, 1 by John Roberts & 1 by John Coffin.

I'm also eagerly awaiting 6 CDs from Sandy Paton.

where would I be without Mudcat?

sandra


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 09:49 AM

We got home last night after a very long drive and just collapsed into bed. Today it's cold and wet and windy here in Maine (the weather, not the dog for a change) but who cares? We're still pretty high from all the weekend fun. (Sorry Ebbie).

Highlights of the weekend for me? In no particular order - Kendall's performances at both the Saturday and Sunday night concerts, Gordon doing Captain Kendall and the Kitchen - sorry Mary, you missed it again, John Roberts doing Carrying Nelson Home at a very late night sing on Sunday night...... I'll think of more when my brain starts functioning again!

I've put my pics of the weekend here. Sorry about the quality of some of them - it's a basic point and shoot. I haven't got any captions yet but will try and remedy that in time.

Many thanks to the FSGW for giving us the opportunity to have so much fun (sorry Ebbie) and to meet so many lovely people. Kendall won't move out of Maine - how about all you lovely folk come live up here?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:08 AM

I would say it was a spectacular Getaway. I am still ringing. Gordon was beautiful, the voices all across the camp were fine, the jams were riproaring wunnerful. Kendall with half a voice tells a better story than most folks do with a voice and a half, and he brought the house down. He and Jacqui did a combination performance on "Phoebe Snow" which was a proper tear-jerker, I tell ya.

One of the most beautiful sights during the Getaway, which really came home to me this time, is watching the flowering of people who have discovered they really can sing and they don't evaporate or something when doing so in public; they start shy and then bloom out and get stronger and stronger because they have an environment which makes it safe to do so.

I will add to the pictures when I can. I have one in particular of the Bad Boys from the Maine Shore fighting over Jacqui which will perhaps become very valuable some day.... :D


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: beardedbruce
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:15 AM

Now, now, Amos: NO blackmail unles the scholarship fund gets a cut!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 11:20 AM

Oh, and newcomer ClaireBear was there and in wonderful voice. I would point out, however, that she is a truly EVIL lady, a fact that can be attested to by ranger1 in particular.

Shame she lives in California - she really belongs in Maine!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 11:23 AM

Amos- That's exactly the environment needed to encourage those of us who haven't sung for others much. I've been singing old songs and writing new ones for years, I sing at church and in a wonderful folk chorus, but it is still hard to go to a singaround and just sing out for myself. I'd love to experience that at the Getaway.

Sinsull's song circles offer a similar atmosphere. Now if I can only take time away from setting up the greenhouse and potting up plants and spend it on relearning the songs I used to know...

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 12:00 PM

Bill D has to get in gear and gather up and post all of Dariell's (sp?) photos.   


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 12:33 PM

BTW, one of the nicest surprises was Gordon' miniconcert. It was none of what you would have expected; he detailed his involvement with eastern European languages and songs which started many years ago, and he sang several mysterious and beautiful modal numbers which he played on a____ (forgot the name of the isntrument._. The man is amazing.I wish I could get a transcript of his story that day.

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:16 PM

Bill D has to convince Darriel to SEND me his pictures. He usually just puts 'em on a CD for us..I'll see if I can hasten the process.

I'll try to get a bunch of mine up later today.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: kendall
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:16 PM

I went to the Getaway with strong reservations because of the voice problem. I didn't need to worry, it was fantastic.I used to think people liked me because I can entertain, and this weekend I found out that it's not my performing they like, but a black leather coat! I'm not going to list all of the people I enjoyed, but I get to sleep with one of them. And that's as far as I go on that road! That cellar is wet and cold today, so I have to watch my tongue.

I don't know how I gained 4 pounds on the food they served but I did.The "Bitch in the box" kept trying to take us where we didn't want to go, that is, into run down towns paved with foot deep pot holes.Come to find out, she was programmed for the shortest route, not the best route.

By the way, Charlie Baum told me about a better route which we took. To Annapolis, across the bridge into Delaware and up to the Jersey turnpike instead of going back through Baltimore. Thanks again, Charlie.

It was a great weekend.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: beardedbruce
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:21 PM

Kendall did win the best leather coat award, hands down.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Severn
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 01:32 PM

Why award him another, Bruce? He has a perfectly good leather coat already! Should he be two ahead of the rest of us? I can't be suede by that argument!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 02:30 PM

I don't know, Severn. But I think you should definitely hide after that last joke.

I have suffered inestimable damage to my psyche from the vast selection of puns offered at the Getaway. The first few were announced rather hesitantly by those in attendance, but as those were met with an escalating level of shocked approval, we were soon involved in a pun-making exhibition that would put a Star-Trek Convention to shame.

My favorite moments from the Getaway...a rousing rendition of Key to the Highway at the Saturday Night Peace Jam...Amos, in characteristic canvas hat, fleece boots, and beat-to-hell jeans, strolling through the grounds at twilight, grinning, with his Martin over his shoulder... Mr Schotz putting tears in my eyes with his Scots belly-button joke...Linda Goodman putting tears in my eyes with her ladle...being presented with my brand new Mustang...Carl's jazzy rendition of Georgia...Dick G's banjo lesson...the Temptress and her Concertina...Gordon's old Russian melodies...Wye...harmonizing with Lucy G on "Home Sings Me"...the Contra Band...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 02:37 PM

Another high point. Having my first cuddle with young Kiran Schatz. Hopefully one of many he will have for his Nanny Jacqui over the years. Oh, and if Big Mick is reading through this thread, I even got to changing the little lad's diaper, something, I am told on good authority, that you were in grave dereliction regarding.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 02:40 PM

Was Hatu Kara one of the songs Gordon played? I'll have to ask him what instrument he was playing.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 03:41 PM

I believe it was, but the language was quite strange to my ear, so my instncts may be all of. The instrument was nylon stringed and fretless, or with tied on frets; he mentioned that it is called -- in RUssian -- something like orbug or thereabouts. I wish my short-term memory would stop screwing around with me. Or p'raps it's my own damn fault for letting all those guys ply me with strong waters.



A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,SINS
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 04:08 PM

Horror of Horrors!!! Jacqui never distributed the birthday gifts. Damn! That means two apiece next year.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 04:13 PM

Amos- If I see Gordon tonight I'll ask him- and I'll write it down so I don't forget!

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 04:27 PM

Maeve:

I'm also interested in Gordon's instrument and how it was tuned. It had diatonic frets like a dulcimer, 3 strings, and a triangular shape. Looked a lot like a BALALAIKA but that's not what Gordon called it. Didn't have the shape of a typical Domra. 'tis a mystery.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 04:40 PM

GutBucketeer- I'll ask him when I see him; perhaps tonight. You've got me wondering, too.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: GUEST,Dan's laptop
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:06 PM

It was a wonderful Getaway, as always. I thoroughly enjoyed the "Strangers in a Strange Land" workshop, which I co-led with Severn (whose brainchild it was). Who would have thought that songs of cultural adjustment would include "Thomas the Rhymer?" But it absolutely qualified. Gordon Bok came and sang "In the Kind Land" for that workshop as well. It was delightful to see Kendall again, and the duet on "Phoebe Snow" was phenomenal. You could tell Kendall was right there with it. Kathy Westra's "A Place In My Heart" workshop - what I was able to get to of it - was also especially lovely. Sylvia Herold is one of my new favorite performers!

Gordon's rendition of "Kendall and the Kitchen" has already been mentioned. It's the second time I've heard Gordon do that - with Kendall there, both times - but this time I have photographs of Kendall's reaction. Kendall, how much will you donate to the Mudcat or Getaway scholarship fund (your choice) for me not to post them?

And of course, Kiran thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone, having Nanny Jaqcui change his diaper, and getting cuddled by everyone. He did, however, note that many of those who talked Big about cuddling him, seeing him, and changing nappies somehow found somewhere else to be this year. Harumph! We missed you.

Thank you to all who put the weekend together!

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: ranger1
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:17 PM

Hmmm...where to begin? Kendall's coat has been mentioned, but the look on his face when George Stephens rubbed his coat was priceless! Gordon's workshop on the Kalmyk people and their music was fascinating, Chance threatening to smother a snoring Micca with a pillow at 7:30 AM, meeting Clairebear, Charlie Baum teleporting from place to place and Linda Goodman being everywhere at once making sure there was edible food in the retreat center at all times, and seeing all the wonderful people that I only get to see once or twice a year. Sitting with a table full of people all singing along with Amos when he did Vincent Black Lightning. You get the picture. Oh, and did I mention Kendall's coat?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:26 PM

Well, gol danged...

I din't know that the Capt'n was goin' to be there... Last I heard he wasn't... That's when I said to myself, "Weel, then heck with it..."

Now, not only did he show but he made the big fashion statement as well...

Ya; have anything on under the leather, Capt'n???

Nevernmind that one... I really don't need to know...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Tinker
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:57 PM

And as we caressed the coat he was heard to say,

"I should have bought the pants......"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2007
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:01 PM

If you can handle a Quicktime .mov slideshow, here's a few pictures, including a favorite showing Kendall and Gordon having a tug-o'-war over Jacqui.

A


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