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Subject: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 12:05 PM

Everyone needs to hear this little tale. Kitty West, an excellent singer and picker, won an e-Bay auction to appear at the annual Thanksgiving Concert that Arlo Guthrie does every year at Carnegie Hall. Kitty is a regular over at a site called Tweed's Blues. Tweed got to dropping by the 'Cat and I got to dropping by Tweedsville. In any case, when Kitty found out she would have to supply her own orchestra arrangement of her original composition, Mighty Mississippi on VERY short notice.....well, it was a shock to say the least. I personally figured she was screwed. Then Tweed brought the problem here with this thread....check it out now.

Now that you have read the thread, you need to know that

IVAN DID IT !!!

With all of the time constraints and working with a song he had never heard.......IVAN GOT THE JOB DONE!!!! Kitty left this message for him over at Tweed's:

Ivan ,you are a hero. (For the rest of you who might not know what I'm talking about, Ivan B worked very hard in an extremely short amount of time to put "Mighty Mississippi" in symphony form...Wow. He saw the request for help and jumped right in.....not knowing anything about me....just that this needed to be done, and he did it. Ivan, I haven't been able to get the program open yet . When I get to NY I'll see if someone there in Arlo's crowd will get it taken care of...Thank you so very much for your generous help!!

This is one helluva' place ain't it? And Tweed's is a great place too.....The amount of support they gave Kitty was much like we see here...Good Folks there too.

Ivan, you are indeed a hero and the best of what Mudcat is about. And ain't it great how the net can work? Thanks Ivan......and the Mudcat too will have pride in our member who's "going to Carnegie Hall."

Thank you Ivan......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 12:09 PM

HIP HIP HUZZAH!!!!! (hope Kitty can get the program open......)


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 12:50 PM

Wonderful! I happen to knwo that the time frame was even shorter than first thought, too, so he was really workign under the gun! Goodonya Ivandarlin'!!

kat


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: IvanB
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 12:57 PM

(hanging head and shufflin' feet back and forth....)

Aw, jeez, 'Spaw didja hafta do this? This is as embarrassing as hell....

I was just glad to have the talents needed to respond to this particular need. And, that, in a nutshell is what's great about Mudcat (and probably Tweed's too, though I'm not familiar with that site), that we have a community of diverse talents and that almost any request will get a positive response.

As far as the orchestration, it was just a simple little arrangement for strings and woodwinds. I figured I'd be till next week trying to work in the brass, etc., besides Kitty's song stands very well on its own and doesn't need a lot of embellishment to make it shine. And, yeah, if Kitty manages to get the archive open (and I've sent her another email with the individual files attached) and use the arrangement, I'll take some pride in it. But I think we can all take pride in the numerous members who rise to all sorts of occasions. Just one of the reasons I'm proud to claim Mudcat as my internet 'home.'


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: MMario
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 03:15 PM

A little embarrassment is good for the soul...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 04:40 PM

A person of your skill and tenacity should never be embarassed Ivan.....and this was truly a neat thing to do.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: GUEST,Rolfyboy6
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 04:40 PM

As a Tweedster and and occaisional Mudcat reader THANKS IVAN!!! Without getting too far into it, Kitty is local pro folk and singer-songwriter on the eastern North Carolina Capes and has a couple of CDs out. She's been in bands and a solo for decades and has a voice like an angel or sometimes like an angel who's Woody Guthrie's sister. She always works and is a single mom. This Carnegie concert is big for her.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Amergin
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 04:53 PM

Ivan, that was a very great thing to do!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 06:20 PM

Ya Ivan, Mz. Kitty is probably floating off the ground. She's a good one for sure and good seems to have attracted the best from diverse places. What an incredible story and a great way to use the net. We think a lot of her and are very grateful to ya for jumping in there and doing it. Hope they get a recording of the concert. She does sing like the angels.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 07:33 PM

Anyone know if this will be televised? I saw Ovation had Arlo listed today, but we don't get that channel and, of course, it couldn't be the one Kitty will be in.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 22 Nov 01 - 07:52 PM

Well, it would be a good one for PBS pledge drives I'd think. Hope somebody remembers to take a camera at least;~)


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Benjamin
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 02:00 AM

Nice Work Ivan!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 12:34 PM

Bravo IVAN!

Nice to be reminded again that for every hostile little misanthrope around here, there are MANY more like like your good self Ivan.

Now I've got this little project....The Mormon Tabernacle Choir wanna do "Freight Train".......

Rick


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: GUEST,mzkitty
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 02:20 PM

We (meaning myself and all of you who in this adventure with me by association..) are in some beautiful New York town today. There's a lot o do today to bring this to THE MOMENT that we've been hiking to. It's all looking good. I just need to keep the steps orderly and make sure everything gets done that needs to be. Tomorrow morning I will meet with Kathy Swekel,the exc director of the Metropolatin Symphony and James Burton the arrangement director. I need o walk in with music scores in hand so we can go over parts and discuss whatever it is symphony director people discuss over coffee before a Carnegie gig. Bottom line here...Ivan...if you're out there..I need to speak with you asap...email, etc is okay, just so I can get all this wrapped up and ready...it's your show too now, you know... !! wow. I also want to make sure it's okay with you, that part of my intro to this song at Carnegie, will be a credit to you (where I say your name) for the arrangement.. If you're around, please post or email me...thanks.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 02:32 PM

Kitty, I assume since he e mailed you the arrangement that you have his e mail. I have a phone # If you would like to have it, send me mail to sorchaout@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 02:55 PM

Okay, I'm gettin' nervous over here, Sorcha. Did she see your post yet??


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 02:58 PM

Don't know. I don't have HER e mail. You're a member, you could PM me......I am not putting Ivan's # in here.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Cappuccino
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 03:08 PM

Remarkable... respects to all involved.

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 03:40 PM

Hey Sorch....Why not give Ivan a ring and ask him to check in, tell him what's up and all?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 03:41 PM

I had just decided to do that spaw. Hope he is home........


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: IvanB
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 03:43 PM

I;ve sent my phone # as well as several other emails to Kitty. Hopefully we'll get this all sorted out in time.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 03:51 PM

Oh lordy. Ivan, I just left a message on your machine...I hope it was your machine. If it was, cancel the message (grin). If it wasn't yours, I apologized to the machine for the bother...............COME IN KITTY!! Here kitty kitty kitty............


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 03:55 PM

Ivan, Thanks again for going the distance on this thing. I'm curious, about the arrangements though. Do they become text files set up for musical notations and then all placed in a regular zip file or is it completely different setup?


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:02 PM

Thanks Ivan........Wish I could tell you how much all this really makes me feel. The net is a funny thing and can be truly wondrous. Here are two people that have brought together two sites and a boatload of folks rooting for one and all.............Man, this is warmer and fuzzier than pissin' in a brown wool suit!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:15 PM

Ya Spaw, even better than baiting the Brits and Canadians on a slow day. Whot? ;~)


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: IvanB
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:23 PM

Tweed, the archive I sent Kitty contained both the NWc (Noteworthy Composer) files which would have required a copy of NoteWorthy to print and a set of PDF files which could be printed from Adobe Acrobat Reader. Today, I sent her a Microsoft Word document with the files embedded as graphics. I've been trying to fax the score and parts to her, but I'm getting a busy signal at the fax number she sent me.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: GUEST,Bobert
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:24 PM

Can you can stand just one more thanks Ivan? Well, you are indeed a hero. I've been trying to get in here for a day or so and just got Tweed to lead me in or I would have been first in line on this thread. Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:25 PM

In the middle of all this intense interaction movement I have had to come to a complete stop for a moment to give myself time to ponder the thought of pissin' in a brown wool suit...excuse me while I roar and shake with laughter at that "warm fuzzy" visual... IThanks, I needed that...I was almost falling off the edge... You ALL are spectacular.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:35 PM

OK...I'm back...(whew..kitty is still grinning from those last few posts...)

The fax # is busy because something needs to be unplugged. I don't know what that "something" is...and since it's not my house I think I better not start trying random-unplug tests.

Let me ask you all this....do you think we can find a way for me to retrieve this info sometime tonight? The reason I ask is (well, this might be too much unwanted information, but..) I sure do need to take a bath and defragment my brain for a little bit...do you think I can take my concentration off this for an hour without a risk of dropping the bouncing musical ball..??


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:37 PM

Mz.Kitty, is the 'puter that you're on also hooked up to the fax line? Check the paper. I'm freakin' out. Bobert, quick man, the duct tape, before I hurt myself!....


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:39 PM

PS..I forgot to add that the person who lives here will be back soon...he and his girlfriend are giving my daughter Emmalee a tour of Woodstock...so at some point this evening I will know what to unplug so the fax # works....


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:42 PM

No...I don't think it's that....now one of the problems with turning off the computer right now to see if that indeed would make the fax work, would be that I would then lose access to computer communication... I wouldn't have a password to get the thing up and runnung again till the master of the house got here,,


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:46 PM

Okay...just calm down Tweed....everything will be fine...go eat a ham an' turkey sammitch and try to ..zzzz.zzzzzarff..znarrrrf...gaaaaaahh....


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 04:50 PM

Allright...I'm gonna take a break for 30 minutes....I have to refresh my brain, untangle my hair and take a layer of travel dirt off....Hey Bobert...(see over there...Kitty's waving...see??)

Thank you to infinity.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:14 PM

I am going to be there! Not great seats but I will bring a camera and try not create a scene or get arrested getting a picture. Review on Sunday AM but be forewarned - as resident sycophant I do not generally offer unbiased opinions!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:19 PM

Yee haw! Hey, Sinsull, sneak your recorder in and get a tape......then one of the folks who has an MP3 etc site could put it up. It would be lovely to hear it, esp. for Ivan.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: IvanB
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:20 PM

Kitty, hopefully you're getting my email messages and have my home phone number by now. I have separate lines for my fax/computer and voice, so you won't be interrupting any transmissions if you call. Course, once that fax line gets cleared, there should be no problems getting this thing to you, so a phone call's probably not needed unless you have other questions.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:25 PM

SINS!!!!!!!! THAT'S MY GIRL!!!!! YEA SINSULL!!!!!!!!!

First, Karen will be envious as hell as she LOVES Arlo, but Sins, be sure to go find and meet Kitty for a REAL "Site Unification Pix"....the official Mudcat Rep as it were.....

KITTY.....Sinsull is really wonderful and you'll love her immediately. I hope the two of you can find each other in all the crowd and doings....It would be great!!!

And Kitty we will ALL be rooting for you and waiting to hear back from Sinsull and yourself. I shall don my brown wool suit and take leak while wew wait!

Spaw

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Amergin
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:32 PM

kitty has folks from three boards rooting for her...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:33 PM

It's that Old MudCat Magic at work again!! Wunnerful, wunnerful.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:36 PM

SINSULL, if you write a totally biased review can I make a page for it over at my place? It would look a little like this
*blue clicky thingy*
We call 'em links over at the other place but I'll call 'em blue clickys here to avoid a skirmish. What d'ya think?


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:49 PM

Hey Tweed......Here's the song Mac wrote about the "Blue Clicky Thing"..a name originally given the hot link here by Rick Fielding......Click on this Blue Clicky Thing

And since we're all gathered here, let me take this moment to help Kendall's buddy Gordon Bok out and promote his new line of fans. Tweed, you may want one, living down there in the heat and all.......Gordon Bok Fans

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 05:55 PM

Stupid question: Could Kitty just print out the image files instead of waiting for the fax line? If you can't e-mail the files, you could stick 'em on a web page and she could right click/save file as...

Kitty, I heard your MP3 of the song, and you deserve to be on that stage.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 06:03 PM

HeYA Sins!! Wow, o, wow, very kewl that you're gonna be there! What a unification and MR. SPAWdarlin, I promise to never call you the evil twin of the two of us, ever again. I think you deserve a

BIG HAND

for making sure the 'twain met and that big hand should make it easier to find that teeny-weeny inside that awful wool suit, too!**BG**

Sure am proud to call YOU and the rest of ya, m'friends!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 06:13 PM

IVAN.....THE FAX MACHINE IS GETTING READY TO BE ON!!!!!

Is it a gO????

OK....let's see what happens...go ahead and give it a try, Misson Control...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 06:29 PM

Ain't me kaytmyluv.....The Tweedster himself brought the request here......and himself before it. I'm glad he did. And I'm glad we're sharing back and forth.....The folks of Tweedsville are a lot like those in the Village here and it's nice to find another place to be comfortable.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 06:50 PM

Ah, but how would he have known to come here and ask, were it not for you and Cletus? Think yer being yer usual modest self, darlin'.

HEY, IVAN!! Ya got that? MizKitty says Fire 'er Up!!!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 06:52 PM

Aw Shucks Spaw, I'm just happy to finally jump in here. I'd buzzed through a couple times in the past but didn't get into it til just a couple weeks ago looking for words to the Mobile Line (which turned out to really be France Blues). I met so many nice people that were glad to share what they had, so I kept looking in. The Mudcat is a huge resource tool and loaded with fine human beings. (and I say that in the best Chief Dan George sort of way) Thank you all for treating the crew from Tweed's Blues and myself so nicely. It may be hard keeping them down on the farm now that they've seen how life is in the big city;~) I may have posted this picture of us before, but here we are again. That's Kitty up in the sky with diamonds, I'm in the shed in a green shirt, Rolphy's got a red guitar, Bobert's got a concertina on the ladder and the gal who made this collage is playing a harmonica off to the left. *Clicky*


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 06:56 PM

Dang, Geocities...yahoo...%$&#^$*& *click&*%($*


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: IvanB
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 07:09 PM

Whew! Fax sent. With any luck, she's got her score and one copy of each part now.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 07:19 PM

That's a relief! Good work Ivan. I'm gonna go lay down for a while....hope she had lots of paper...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 07:24 PM

Man I'm too wired to lay down. Ivan, you ARE the MAN!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: MMario
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 09:12 AM

so - whut hoppenned?


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 02 Dec 01 - 07:52 PM

Thank you Tweed for helping me find my way back to this topic...amazing where a little blue clicky can get you these days...! Okay, I'm beginning to find my way out from under the piles of clothes, notes, empty airplane cracker wrappers, etc and soon I'll be able to tell some more of the story. There are so many layers to all this...it is going to make a fine book!!

I'm hearing about various people who risked being thrown out of Carnegie to smuggle in recording and camera contraband...(not to be confused with a Contra-Band..). Supposedly the goods are on their way to me and I'll for sure share what I get with you all.

(**IMPORTANT NOTE:If you are a Carnegie Hall VIP, Trustee, Boardmember, etc., I'm just kidding about the cameras and recording equipment...)

I had mentioned somewhere in all these conversations that we had run through Ivan's music at rehersal. I spoke of some "tweaking" needing to be done, etc but hadn't been specific about it at the time (because I was in such a rush..) I think there were several things that happened..one being that I was so overwhelmed by the sound of the symphony, the first go 'round, my hands just stopped playing the guitar and my eyes began to leak water. I looked at Arlo and said that when a person is 51 years old, there are not a lot of "firsts" happening anymore...and there I was in the middle of a whole group of "firsts" at one time. Carnegie, Arlo, the symphony, my song translated into written musical language, ...wow. Arlo looked back at me with a smile I will NEVER forget. Comments from the musicians were all suportive and encouraging... all were touched by the huge effort Ivan had made. Another thing that was a handicap, was the fact that I can't read music. I wasn't able to look over the written music and make sure we all were "on the same page" so to speak. If there had been a little more time for me to adjust, I'm sure we would have pulled it off beautifully. But we didn't have any extra time. Everyone needed to get food, changed and "the show on the road." The final decision was left up to me. I appreciated the serious effort of so many people, but realized that I could not be perfectly sure I wouldn't bungle it myself...which would undermind everyone. I could not risk that. But again I have to emphasize that the director and players were impressed with the song and the arrangement. They expressed heartily a hope that we would one day perform this song in full arrangement... I haven't touched base with Ivan since then, but am hoping that he will be willing to work with me on this till we have it finished...Ivan..?? ...Ivan..?? You out there??....


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Dec 01 - 07:56 PM

Damnall, Kitty, now I am leaking AGAIN! You gotta stop this.........(grin)


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: MMario
Date: 02 Dec 01 - 08:39 PM

wow. oh, wow.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 01:14 PM

I've sent an email to Ivan and copied my last post that gives more details of the orchestration thing...havent heard back from him yet. Anyone seen Ivan? Oh IIIIIIIIIvaaannnnnn.... where arrrrrrrrrre you?


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 03:02 PM

Have you also tried the PM (Personal Message) on here Kitty? It's like an internal e-mail that is part of the membership thing. If you haven't used it, go to the pull down at the top of the page and selct "Send a Personal Message" and follow instructions. If you haven't gotten one yet, you're about to!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 09:51 AM

Thanks spaw! I'll go do that PM thing...

Just to update the story here though, Ivan emailed me yesterday and lo and behold, he and his wife will be in my neck of the woods this month and we're hoping to get together. We're gonna continue working on the orchestration for "Mighty Mississippi" ...I'm so happy about that! This adventure just keeps unfolding...what fun!!!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 12:18 PM

WOW!! Now that's really cool! Take a picture or two for us to post in the Persona Info and photos section. I'm sure you'll both have good time.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 01:28 PM

I've watched this thread and decided I wanted to step in with a few words myself.

The truly great are those who don't believe they are - but then they consistently step up to the plate of life and keep working with their friends and family to make this space a better place. For all of us. Carnegie Hall to a musician is, for me anyway, a dream that will most likely never happen. And to have someone, even a bunch of someones, make someone's dream a reality is beyond special. I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it.

Ivan - you are the host of our dreams right now. You've helped someone achieve a goal that most of us, at least in my circle of pickers, will never even get to see the place let alone play there. For that I certainly make you my "Hero of the Week" at a minimum.

I can certainly appreciate MzKitty's quandry at not being able to read music and the profound terror that would invoke in me - I can't read a note either - especially with that level of professional musicians. So Ivan - from Mountain Home, Idaho where the Sun always shines and the wind rarely blows...

Thanks -

It's folks like yourself, and some others in these parts, that have certainly changed how I view the world. It is a far better place than I imagined -

Steve


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 11:42 PM

Wow...I'm so glad you posted those thoughts, Steve...

I will NEVER, EVER forget the night before the show when pages and pages of the written music of my song..(for an orchestra!!) began coming in on the fax machine. I stood there in awe..and every other discriptive word of wonder and gratitude in existance. It is a very precious memory. And the same goes for the rehersal the next day, hearing the strings come in...I was lost in a fairytale of sound. My simple chording and melody was transformed into a wonderland. I'm still overwhelmed by it all. Yes...my world is a far brighter one these days because of Ivan!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Jeri
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 01:08 AM

MzKitty, do you have any recordings available? If not, I sure want to know when you do!

I've watched this whole story unfold, and it's nothing less than magic. The magic's in the music, the friendships made and dreams shared, and it just keeps getting stronger because all of us at the edges of the dream want to be a part of it.

I've taken much joy in reading the saga of Carnegie Kitty and Arranger Ivan, even though I haven't posted much. Kitty, Ivan and Tweed, thank you for letting us share this dream.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 11:39 AM

Jeri, Tweed has put together a website consisting of this whole event..as it unfolds even now. This includes the mudcat posts from the beginning as well as all the interaction between sites... Here's the link http://216.71.204.45/kwnews/Kittsstory.html

That link will take you all over the place...from Mudcat to Tweeds and also my own website. It's sort of a "Mud-Kitty-Cat-in Tweed" place, heehee. I do have CD's..you can find them there on that site...

One thing that has been said over and over, is that "..the concert is not the story..." The story is the strong gathering of people by cyber means, manifesting REAL WORLD (as in "not-cyber") doings. And it's still unfolding...in real friendship, real music, real joy. I love that. You're not on the edge, Jeri...You are right here, smack-dab in the middle of the dream!! What you posted is beautiful. Go check out the rest of the story if you want...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 11:52 AM

Here's blue clicky for the site.........

A Kitty's Tale

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: MMario
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 11:53 AM

Don't sign away your movie rights! (*grin* hey, it could happen, right?)


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 12:14 PM

I can't acess the "Call for Help" thread dated 11/19....says Acess is Fobidden. What gives? I got to all the others OK.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 01:31 PM

Thanks for the Blue Clicky, spaw....those things are cooler than color TV!

Movie Rights, huh? ...Hey I just had an idea... I'm sure there's screen writers here...and...film people...hey, let's make our own darn movie ! It's OUR story, by golly and belongs to all of us!

Of course, we'd have to re-inact the Carnegie scene...and since I already did it once, someone else could play my role...(need to be able to play C and G chords and sing at the same time..) We could rewrite the ending, having Ivan there directing the orchestra (they'll be playing his arrangement..)...oh, what fun!!

Denied access to the Call For Help topic? hmmm. Maybe Tweed's working on it or something...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 01:37 PM

Sorcha, you can get in there by going to the top of this topic ...spaw put a blue clicky thing there on the first post...click on that! I think Tweed must be updating or something and that's why access is denied from the website...but you can still get in there from here...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 02:21 PM

Doesn't work, kitty. I can get to Tweeds main menu for Kitty stuff, and to all the other thread/links, but not that one......


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 02:30 PM

Sorcha....I think Tweed has the wrong URL on that one.....Just checked the "Properties" on each link and that one links back to a part of the main site he's using for the page. Maybe he just copied and pasted it wrong.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 06:39 PM

I'm on it. Still delirious here......thanks for the heads up, I thought I'd checked 'em all.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Tweed
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 06:50 PM

There Sorch, try it again. If your 'puter's been on for a while you may need to refresh the page to get the change to come up. Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 06:54 PM

That fixed it, thanks dear.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 04:02 PM

Well, y'all, there's good news and bad news.... The good news: I recieved a recording of the Carnegie show (as well as recordings of the Dave Van Ronk benefit!) in the mail today...it is wonderful!! I listened to it and..wow. (Not bad, having been recorded with equipment that was not really there..know what I mean..?)

The bad news: As I was rewinding the tape, my machine ate the tape. I am trying to be calm. I hope I can get it untangled without damaging it. Wish me luck...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 04:19 PM

Oh gawd Kitty........Any chance of getting another tape if that one's loss? I can fix your player, no problem......Send me your address and I'll send you 10 pound sledge hammer. That oughta' take care of it.

Once all of that is solved though....How do us peons get to hear it?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 04:37 PM

I'm working on it...verrrrry carefully... I emailed the source of the "contraband" and told him what just happened...I'm pretty sure he'll send me another copy if this one gets ruint.

As far as copies...I'm pretty sure it will be just fine to pass copies of it around,( seeing that it doesn't exist anyway, ya know....) A friend of mine has offered to copy it on disk, along with other origional material of mine, some never released as yet.

I am pleased to say that the mention of Tweed's, Mudcat, Folkie Folks and Madd Mike there on the Carnegie stage is clear on the tape....yea!!!

But first, the matter at hand...untangelling. Ain't it just like a musician to have a funky tape player!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 11:19 PM

Breaking news.... I emailed the fellow who sent me the Carnegie tape and told him what happened. He answered me a little while ago with this:

Dear Kitty hi i'm so glad you like the tapes man what a bummer that one got eaten even if you can straighten it out and re-connect it ( if it's actually broken ) it will probably not be the same crinkled tape sounds all weird when you play it i'll just make a new one and send it... ...i'll try to get it done this weekend and get it in the mail monday see ya and sorry about the tape and glad to do it over

Wow. A lot of people are going to be smiling because of him!


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Dec 01 - 12:38 AM

I can see it now, O'Kitty How Sings Thou? and The SongOrchestrator Ivan... available at Blockbuster after a year long sellout run in theatres with a cameo by Arlo!

Goodonya'll!

kat


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 08 Dec 01 - 08:07 AM

Oh yes....I can SEE it!!!

Over THERE.....is that kat LAUGHING??? I LOVE that scene!! (grin)


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 11:48 AM

I'm doing some quick tapes of my Carnegie spot as well as a bunch of stuff I have never released before...I'd like to send one to any of you who'd like a copy as a thank you for all your kind words, wishes, support, etc. Just email me your address and I'll get one out to you as soon as possible. Meanwhile I'm trying to get a quick CD made with a bunch of the same stuff on it, but that will take a bit longer...since it's a quick project, I'm keeping it basic...sort of "raw"...Gonna title it "Kitty's Boot Legs" with a picture of my legs (in boots) on the front..(get it??) That CD is also my gift to all those who pushed me onward...all those words of support have meant so much to me. I can say thank you better in song...


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Dani
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 03:47 AM

You know, I was checking on the auction, and went back to this thread to remind me why I was bidding, and think about how high I would go. And reading this has reminded me of why the hell I'm here in the first place.

Reading Max's open letter made me so sad.

This thread is one of the many reasons I'm still around despite the unpleasantness of some folks. It does get harder to ignore them, though.

Now, my question to you is this.... Are you really going to let me have those CD's at that price?!?!!?

Dani


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: mzkitty
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 09:40 PM

Dani, I just saw this post and got to thinkin that maybe I should put another package up for auction here...

The 3rd CD hit a few snags and hasn't been sent to me yet, BUT, I do have CD copies of the Carnegie gig (the whole show is on 2 CD's) with Arlo and have put together a nice binder of all the interaction between the different people and sites...it's pretty cool. (I sent that to Amergin..you can check with him...) So, what the pkg would be would be my 2 previous CD's plus the 2 Carnegie CD's with the binder... By the way, I missed getting together with Ivan when he was in South Carolina because of a health meltdown, but am positive that we will meet another time. My heart still bursts at the memory of the symphony playing his arrangement at rehersal. It was beautiful.


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Subject: RE: IVAN B.--Hero&Carnegie Hall Arranger
From: Dani
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 10:43 PM

:)

Dani


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