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How was the 2002 Get-Away?

Bill D 27 Oct 02 - 05:18 PM
Carly 27 Oct 02 - 03:00 PM
Barry Finn 26 Oct 02 - 04:51 PM
Tinker 25 Oct 02 - 10:05 PM
Dani 25 Oct 02 - 09:56 PM
Annie 25 Oct 02 - 08:59 PM
Noreen 25 Oct 02 - 08:51 PM
SINSULL 25 Oct 02 - 08:41 PM
Tinker 25 Oct 02 - 08:22 PM
Duckboots 25 Oct 02 - 08:15 PM
Nancy King 25 Oct 02 - 08:13 PM
Willie-O 25 Oct 02 - 07:47 PM
Nancy King 25 Oct 02 - 07:18 PM
Amergin 25 Oct 02 - 07:15 PM
catspaw49 25 Oct 02 - 07:10 PM
Nancy King 25 Oct 02 - 06:50 PM
CET 25 Oct 02 - 06:08 PM
Jeri 25 Oct 02 - 04:37 PM
MMario 25 Oct 02 - 03:24 PM
kendall 25 Oct 02 - 03:22 PM
Willie-O 25 Oct 02 - 03:19 PM
Tinker 25 Oct 02 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,Nancy King at work 25 Oct 02 - 02:37 PM
CarolC 25 Oct 02 - 12:36 PM
Willie-O 25 Oct 02 - 11:04 AM
Tinker 25 Oct 02 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,Vixen @ work 25 Oct 02 - 09:05 AM
Nancy King 25 Oct 02 - 01:03 AM
momnopp 24 Oct 02 - 10:53 PM
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CarolC 24 Oct 02 - 10:08 PM
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GutBucketeer 24 Oct 02 - 08:40 PM
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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 05:18 PM

before Jonathan Eberhart became ill, he was the only know person to have been to all Getaways...It has been 5 years, I guess, since he last attended. I suspect that Bob Clayton and Dick Rogers may share the 'most' record by now...


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Carly
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 03:00 PM

Heather-I doubt 32 is the record. Unless they have missed some years, I know that Bob Clayton, Dick Rodgers, Dick Greenhaus were attending years before I arrived. Dean and I, having led parallel lives for years before we met, are tied. I am so glad to have met you- I look forward to seeing you both again.

Oh, and Rick- I'll never tell.

Carly


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 04:51 PM

It's hard to improve on BUT each time seems better than the last. I had the best time workshop singing with Roger & Ken & then Ken again. George, Mary & Ken's Kipling workshop was to die for, the only one I I think I was able to catch all of. I think they got Dani hooked for life on both Kipling & Bellamy. For me it the was the night sings that are always tops. I can't remember a lot of Fri evening aside from lots of good singing & some great country stuff & some oldies to boot & then it was 4:30 in the morn. Saturday's cabin evening sing was as much a treat as any espically Morticia's "Me Husband's Got no Porridge in Him" her subtle lead in was a gas & Allen C's power house song, can't remember what it was now but it was great. Had only 2 regrets, it seems that I missed out on Janice Cole's singing of "Rubber Ducky" (Rita- it was only a couple yrs ago). Never before or since have I heard someone sing something so funny that it cause a respitory condition. Last time I heard her I fell off a table laughing so hard & had an asthma attack but it was worth every gasp & it seems that I also missed Kendall's "5$ For Whinning" a maybe second to country music's "You Don't Have To Call Me Darling". Throat or no he's well loved, could be he look's older than must. It was extremly nice to chat with Susan at the Camsco booth, love that woman's taste in music (not sure about her taste in banjo players though). Can't believe Tinker has my scars on tape for veiwing, I'll have to by them all now just to keep them out of cirulation. Would've much rather have heard you singing than filming my new body parts. You sound a hell've lot better than I look espically from that veiw & from that angle. Singing with the older Big Mick is always a blast, sorry for wisking away like that, my ETA was 3:30am & I had to get up for work by 5:30, figured if I didn't go strait away while I was planning/thinking I'd be very, very late for work, so double hugs the next time. It's always so hard to leave that if I didn't just go I'd be a gonna. Seeing & hearing Ferrara, as always, is a special pleasure
for me, likewise seeing Dave Diamond & getting him to sing the parody he wrote to the "Hog Eye Man", "The Lifeboat Man" is quite the tickle. There's far more that I'm missing here but all of us probaly have enough to fill a book with. only 51 weeks to go, see ya all then. You all have a lovely year. Barry


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Tinker
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 10:05 PM

You can actually see and hear what's going on.... the weird crashing noise now and then I finally traced to people rummaging in the ice...for ginger ale... And at other times the resident cricket joins in...Now at 3 or 4 in the morning please don't make assumptions about what any of us really look like...BG


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Dani
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 09:56 PM

Hey, everybody! Welcome Annie!! A new (?!) Mudcatter of prodigious talent and with the damn sweetest voice you can imagine!! Also Janie's sister, if that's any claim to fame.

I'm proud to be joined at the hip with some such as these, and SO proud to know all of you, and overjoyed to have sung with you all. I still feel like Charlie Baum looked ALL weekend. I still have this silly grin everytime I think of EVERY song that was sung.

But my favorite memory of every Getaway I've been to is when I find myself wandering between workshops, and hear snippets of all kinds of music wafting out the windows and doorways of every building I pass. It's pure magic... all of it.

Dani


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Annie
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:59 PM

I just posted the Lyrics to Oregon Inlet and hope it gets made merry use of. I couldn't figure out how to put a blue clicky in here but the search will hopefully work. Thanks for the help JAB.
Oregon Inlet


Link provided by Clickies R Us


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Noreen
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:51 PM

2002 Getaway Video Footage
Sounds wonderful, Tinker- I can see what all these famous people sound like, as well as seeing their pictures?!


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:41 PM

Another high point - Gorgeous Gary singing "Give Me Those Old Child Ballads". He promised to post it here. My favorite: "The Golden Vanity"


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Tinker
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:22 PM

The video information has been posted on another thread. I'm still getting proper song titles and such from people, but.... I posted the rough draft of the video listing, because I need to get this out of my house before the dishes and laundry pile any higher...

If anyone was missed...and I know folks were, remember the camera person was inbibing and couldn't sing while taping (too close to the mic). I know there are a few times I wanted to sing more than tape.

Beware it's had to stop once you start watching.

Love Ya All


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Duckboots
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:15 PM

This was my first getaway and I understand why people keep going back, it's a completely warm and welcoming event, it's like everyone there is a friend, or is going to be.

Carly, 32 years is that a record?

Heather


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Nancy King
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:13 PM

Amergin, don't be jealous, be there! We'll look for you next October.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Willie-O
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 07:47 PM

Well I'm off to play a gig...taking some of that Getaway spirit with me.

Think I'll do Me and My Uncle, now that I got the words straightened out...I never heard it with a harp before, I learned it from the Grateful Dead!

W-O


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Nancy King
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 07:18 PM

Spaw, you sound like just what I need.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Amergin
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 07:15 PM

well...sounds like you all had a cracking time.....makes me kind of jealous....oh well...


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 07:10 PM

Nancy, the Corporation is "Lane Fielding Patterson and Swan--Layabouts at Large AND For Hire." I am glad you liked our corporate sportswear which I saw Rick wearing in one of the pictures.

It's a busy world Nancy. There is never enough time to get the things done that you have to get done let alone time to just relax and do nothing. We all know the importance of relaxation to mental well being, but it is just so hard to work it in! Hence the need for LFPS....We can do it for you!

Why not go out and buy yourself a new boat? We'll be glad to take it out on any number of lakes and rivers for you. We can ski, swim, fish, and just cruise for days on end while you can continue to do all the work that you need to get done! Just think of it! You can work 16 hour days, seven days a week and still get the rest and relaxation you need.

So remember, when doing sweet damn all is simply too damn much, call on Lane, Fielding, Patterson, and Swan, the company with a zest for doing nothing!

Spaw - The guy who puts the P in LFPS


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Nancy King
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 06:50 PM

Well, in that case, Kendall, I'm just as glad to have missed that particular hug. Catch you in February? Stay well!

Willie, when I saw the "for hire" words on the front, it struck me the same way it did you, which is why I noticed that the back was different. It's STILL a nifty shirt.

I don't remember singing "You're so ugly" to my kids as a LULLABYE, though doubtless I came out with it on other occasions. But Ken remembers a lot of stuff I don't. Kendall was right on.

Cheers,
Nancy


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: CET
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 06:08 PM

CarolC:

Now I'm feeling all guilty. I saw you at several of the sessions and at the session in the Mudcat cabin. I knew who you were from your wedding pictures that were posted on Mudcat. I should have said hello, but I guess I have too much of that mid-Atlantic reserve and was waiting for the right opportunity. Charmion and I did get to talk to JtS though. I will be sure to say hello at the next music event we both attend.

It was wonderful meeting everybody and putting faces to the names I knew through the Mudcat. There were so many highlights:

- the singing of Ken and Dan Schatz
- hearing Me and My Uncle from Lucy Goldberg. That one is definitely going into my songbook
- singing with Morticia and Charmion at our workshop and learning obscure Spanish-American war lyrics from Dick Greenhaus
- having the bass singer from the Missing Person Soupkitchen Gospel quartet take the trouble to explain singing bass harmony to me

I hope I get to see some of you again at Old Songs.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 04:37 PM

You're usually contagious 24 hours before the symptoms start and the incubation period is 12 hours to 5 days.
Theoretically, it could have been me, but as colds are passed by liquid - not air - and I didn't get snotty till I was almost home AND I didn't French kiss either one of you, it's more likely we got exposed at roughly the same time.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: MMario
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 03:24 PM

It wasn't me!


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: kendall
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 03:22 PM

Next time, I'll stick around for that CD from Willy -O and a hug from Nancy!

Morty and I caught cold, and, if I find out who gave it to me, it will be snot balls at two paces!


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Willie-O
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 03:19 PM

Nancy, I yield to your superior powers of observation.

Wonder what would happen if one tried to hire the firm?


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Tinker
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 02:47 PM

"some kids turn out good no matter what you do to 'em" ---

Nancy after trading inappropriate lullabyes with Ken in the Mudcat cabin that particular quote absolutely had me LOL. For such a "worthless & ugly" child he turnt out quite well. Also, I've got another Farmers and Producers song to share with Dan if you could Pm me a way to do it. I couldn't remember the words this weekend. It's off of a Street Walkin' Blues CD and I think he'll enjoy it...

Kathy


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 02:37 PM

Well, Willie, the shirt says "Layabouts at Large" on the front and "Layabouts for Hire" on the back. Either way, it's obviously a worthwhile organization and definitely a swell shirt.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: CarolC
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 12:36 PM

Hey, W-O! That's a great CD by the way. We listened to it a lot during our many hours on the road this past week. I'm really enjoying it. Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Willie-O
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 11:04 AM

Nancy, the correct LFPS motto is actually "Layabouts at Large". Layabouts for Hire sounds too much like the w*** word.

Of course, in real life these guys are working all the time. (Except maybe for Patterson. Who the hell knows what he really does? Let's not go there.)

Yeah, Mort (and Kendall)...you snuck out! I was going to give you a CD to carry over the pond Terri, but so it goes.

W-O


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Tinker
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 09:46 AM

I think and LLC ( Limited Liability) might be the wisest way....
Perhaps this is what Judy Cook was refering to as " Executive Pork..."BG

Love Ya Mick
Tinker


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: GUEST,Vixen @ work
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 09:05 AM

Nancy just reminded me, Mick...Have you incorporated that "brotherhood" we talked about????

V


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Nancy King
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 01:03 AM

Well, it was just grand, thanks. As always. I've been to a lot of Getaways, and sometimes the weather or the facilities or something else is less than perfect, but we ALWAYS have a fine time.

To me, the music doesn't really become secondary -- after all, it's what brings us together in the first place -- but the people become equally important. Some of my dearest friends are people I see one weekend a year. It really is a musical extended family.

Sorry folks had so many car problems. Like Willie-O, I feel almost guilty. My only problem was that Ken and I took so long saying goodbye and hugging everyone (though Kendall snuck out before I could catch him -- watch out next time, Kendall...), that Ken missed his train and had to wait an hour for the next one.

Wish I'd had more of a chance to talk to Morticia. Well, maybe next time. You WILL come back, won't you, Morty?

As for those dreams of having an audience sing along, you've come to the right place. I was remarking to someone after the Sunday concert that FSGW is well-known for singing along. "Ma Schneyer used to beat us," said Dick Rodgers. And it's true, you know. We learned from the best.

Of course it was extra special for me this year because both Ken and Dan were there. "Some kids turn out good no matter what you do to 'em," said Kendall.

Thanks for the pix, Max! When are we gonna get yours, Bill?

By the way, notice that fancy sweatshirt Rick's wearing, with the classy LFPS logo? Too bad there's no picture of the back, where it was spelled out: "Lane, Fielding, Patterson and Swan, Layabouts for Hire."

I managed somehow not to get a copy of Jed's CD, which I hear good things about. Can I get it from you, Jed, or from Camsco?

Special good thoughts for Lisa Sailer, 11, who spent most of the Getaway weekend in the hospital, after suffering a nasty broken arm in a playground fall. Mend quickly, Lisa!

Two of the people I missed most last year were back this time -- Dave Diamond and Dwayne Thorpe. What a pair!

I could babble on forever, but it's getting late. Love you all!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: momnopp
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 10:53 PM

For me one of the highlights was Friday night, as people streamed in, all the hugging and grinning and greeting and hugging and smiling and playing and reconnecting and hugging...we have got to be some of the hugging-est people on the planet, which is pure manna as far as I'm concerned.

The energy on Friday night felt somehow electrified -- perhaps it was just me projecting my utter joy at being there. Even though I haven't hung out here [Mudcat] much in the past year, I was tickled to meet the likes of Homeless (who I probably could have talked to for a couple more hours if standing up weren't so hard at 3:00 a.m.) and Morticia and Willie-O.

And I just GOTTA ask -- are there ANY Mudcat women who do NOT have a crush on Big Mick??????? I mean, how can you do anything but love a great, big teddy bear with a heart the size of Wyoming like that?????? And Mick, when are you going to bring the incredible woman who puts up with you the rest of the year so she can see why you're so crazy about us the same way we're crazy about you?

Love you all,

JudyO/momnopp


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: bbc
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 10:10 PM

Homeless, that's great! Hope to meet you in the future.

bbc


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 10:08 PM

It was wonderful to see, once again, all of the people I met before at last year's Getaway and in other contexts. I was disappointed that Max didn't stay very long, and I sure missed seeing MMario and Jeff (Pene).

It was a treat getting to meet Morticia. What an amazingly powerful and clear, bell-like voice coming from such a small woman. And a wonderful dead-pan delivery on the song parodies.

I finally got to actually meet Gutbucketeer, Fortunato, LaMarca, and Annamil and Glen face to face. Fine, gracious people, all of them. I somehow managed to miss doing that last year, even though we were all there at the same time, and in some instances, in the same room.

It was great meeting Willie O, and Homeless and his girlfriend. In person, Willie O reminds me a little bit of Little Hawk. I think I would love to have an opportunity to be in the same room at the same time with both of them. I somehow managed to miss meeting, or even seeing Edmund and Charmion. I don't know how that happened seeing as how I'm always on the lookout for Canadians anyway ;-)

Charlie Baum amazes me. The impression I have of him is that he is never without a smile on his face. And the people who worked so hard (in some cases, despite being profoundly tired, like Ferrara), did an excellent job, once again. It was, in my opinion, a wonderful and very successful Getaway.

Highlights for me were Friday evening in the dining hall listening to folks jamming, and the Saturday night jam in the Mudcat cabin. My (our) time at the Getaway was somewhat abreviated (didn't stay Sunday night) because Rob and I had to get back to Shepherdstown and finish packing my stuff for the big move to Georgia on Monday.

Biggest highlight for me, without question, was when my dear, sweet husband sang a song about me (us) that he wrote himself at the Saturday night concert. (And watching the people in the row in front of me craning their necks looking around the room, and saying, "who's Carol?"


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Homeless
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 09:34 PM

Most memorable spots for me...
The look on Vixen's face in Rick's accompaniment workshop when, after only a few minutes of instruction, she realized she was playing right along with him.

Hearing Darriel say, sometime around the time he was leading the Pub Sing workshop, "What's happening to me? I used to hate folkies. Now I am one."

Thinking something along the same line when I realized I was taking part in a song circle.

Being surprise at how many people made a point to introduce themselves to me, and how quickly I felt at home with so many.

Singing where someone else could hear for the first time since high school, and having the entire room join in singing rather than the entire room laughing at me.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 08:40 PM

My stunned look was more a look of exhausted and trying to remember the name of the band that I have a recording of it by. Turns out its the Highwood String Band. We were all sort of on auto-pilot by then.

JAB


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Janie
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 05:49 PM

JAB,

Your mind being what it is, I will kindly refrain from comment on your last post *BG*.

Also, when I said the song "Who Broke the Lock" might be a Charlie Poole song, I meant Riley Puckett. (I thought you looked a little stunned when I said that.) As it turns out, it is "traditional" and Riley Puckett does a version of it. I found several variations here on Mudcat (why I couldn't find them before the Get-Away is a testament to my incompetence as a researcher--I found them right off when I got home.)

Janie


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 05:13 PM

You know, being joined at the hip with you two wouldn't be half bad...

JAB

I know, I know, get your mind back to work, and stop day dreaming, but I just couldn't resist... my mind being what it is :-)


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: DeanC
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 04:15 PM

Jeri,
Yeah, I can't remember either except that it was a gospel song with simple chords in the key of G.
Sam has really only been playing the hammer dulcimer since this summer. He actually has become an avid cymbalom fan, but we, of course, don't have a cymbalom. I mentioned to Sam that I owned a hammer dulcimer, and he said, "You do?! Where?" I replied, "In your closet." He dragged it out, we tuned it up, and he was off. He's learned a few tunes and has practised playing along with the cymbalom on the CD's by Harmonia (the slow parts).


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 04:01 PM

Carly, don't tell people about THE INCIDENT BY THE DUMPSTER!!

So the red haired kid is yours eh? He jumped into that solo like a pro....he's gonna be a 'picker'. Say hello to him for me.

Jeri, it was "I'm On My Way"......and yes...I got sick of it too...but we got the whole darn room pickin on it! Next time I'll try "You Light Up My Life" or "Tie A Yellow Ribbon".

Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 03:43 PM

Dean & Carly, I was in that workshop and Sam has every right to beam. I didn't even know he played HD. Rick said "take it," and he did. Did a great job. Now, what song was it we were playing?!?! (Only ran through it about 500 times.)


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Carly
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 03:30 PM

This was my 32nd FSGW Getaway, which says something about how I
treasure this event, this music and this community. Sometimes I've
wondered if the magic might fade-after all, nothing could top last
year-but every year has brought me fresh joys. Old friends, new friends, laughter, and music so emotionally powerful that I am a hopeless addict.

As Dean relates above, some of my own favorite moments include the
interlude by the dumpster-thank you, Rick! and watching my son Samuel's face light up as he told me about playing along in the jam-thank you again, Rick!

Seeing Kendall again was a joy, and I, along with everyone else in earshot, was knocked off my chair by the Gospel Quartet. I enjoyed so many people, and so many songs... but I must mention how thrilled and moved I was when I heard Sheila Thorpe sing. I've heard her sing over many years, and always enjoyed her, but she was amazing last
weekend.

More later.
Love to all, Carly Gewirz


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: MMario
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 02:11 PM

Dani will just have to change her name to 'Danie' and you can be the "ie" sisters. It could be worse - she could have ended us as "fluffy" or "guido"


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Janie
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 01:46 PM

I knew Jeri was talented, but did not understand how varied that talent is until I saw Bill D.'s photo. (Daggumit, I shoulda stayed longer in the Dining Hall Friday night.)

Annie e-mailed me--she's been lurking on this thread--worried that Dani will suffer from now being joined at the hip with the two of us. I say Dani can keep herself in plenty enough trouble without our help, but we adopted her against her will and our better judgement and we are stuck with each other. Singing Annie's shanty was great fun, but until we saw our three names posted together here we hadn't realized we should have called ourselves the "Eee" sisters.

Mick, much I wish she would move here to the Tarheel State, Annie actually lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Still floating on air from the effects of the Get-Away,

Janie


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: DeanC
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 01:18 PM

As always the Getaway was great fun for us (Dean, Carly and Samuel), too. A few of my highlights:


Seeing lots of friends, old and new, that we see all too infrequently.

Hearing the Soup Kitchen Quartet. I still get a smile on my face thinking about their concert on Sunday. Great stuff, and great people!

Rick Fielding. Although I didn't get a chance to hear much of him this year, he accounted for two of my family's highlights: singing with Carly outside the dining hall, and leading the Accompaniment and Jam Workshop that Samuel loved.

Having Samuel tell me that one of the best parts of the weekend was playing in the above mentioned workshop. He got to try playing hammer dulcimer with a bunch of other people and even got to take the lead on a couple of times through one song. Imagine that, he was more impressed with that than with playing Magic or Dungeons and Dragons! Maybe there's hope for the younger generation after all.

The Parodies Workshop which produced a bunch of new ones. Unfortunately, they tend to go out of my head about as fast as I hear them, but I do remember laughing a lot.

Watching some other children (Ken, Dan, and Darriel) having grown up.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Tinker
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 07:45 AM

Oh, and how could I not have mentioned sharing Camp Songs with Judy Cook. She is the only one I've ever met who knows the songs I can't find anywhere else. At her American Traditional songs workshop I actually found someone else who knows Dicky Bird..... but with just enough folk process to keep it intesting. And then in the dinning room when we broke out into Baby Owlet and sang it through while she instanally catalogued the variences.... By that stage on Sunday my brain was too fried to really notice...Judy's only found one other person who knows Baby Owlet... Jean Ritchie... Wonder how it made it's way to a Girl Scout Camp in the Berkshire Hills???

I've started going through the video and cataloging what is on each. This takes more discipline than I can muster. If I stop to watch each song...well there's about eight hours worth .... more later.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 07:40 AM

I echo Judy's comments. I'm being reminded of things like Jan's "Played the Ukelele" song and hearing about things I wasn't there for. I knew I was gonna kick myself for missing the Kipling workshop - I REALLY wanted to go - but I was too worn out to trudge up that hill.

The moon was great! Rita, please schedule that again next year.

There were two sessions going on simultaneously Fri night in the dining room. One of them involved Ken Schatz, Barry Finn and lovely old folk songs such as "Poison Ivy" and "Love Potion #9."

If anyone on earth should record a CD who hasn't already, it's Dan Schatz. "...or could it be we were just boys, in the old days." I LOVE that song!!! As fine as any modern song I've heard, finer than most. In my opinion.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Willie-O
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 06:58 AM

I only saw that Hunter's Moon on the way home, just creeping up over the horizon on Lake Oneida. Lack of desire to become a Wreck On the Highway prevented my getting a picture.

As for the photo Bill just posted, I saw that! Incredible but true, no Photoshop trickery this. No glue or other binding agents either. Jeri says it works better with metal spoons.

W-O


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Judy Cook
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 12:26 AM

I keep coming back to this thread to relive a lovely weekend. I keep saying "Yes! That was Great!" to everyone's favorite memories.


One highlight for me that hasn't been mentioned much was The Missing Person Soup Kitchen Gospel Quartet - three of the nicest folks I've ever met. Their concert Sunday morning was super: tight, true harmonies that did not in the least obscure the melodies; syncopations, Bill's incredible bass, and lyrics like that Lotus Dickey song about Adam & Eve "pair in a paradise, bare there were they."


Another memory I don't want to lose was the amazing almost full moon (the one in the sky!). Did anyone snap a picture of that? I am enjoying the pictures - looking forward to seeing yours Bill D.


--Judy Cook


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 11:37 PM

pictures of many of those mentioned above will be posted in the next couple of days. I like to edit, crop, enhance, label..etc...the pics first, (and my goodwife, Ferrara will likelt beat me severely if I don't *grin*,)

suffice it to say there were many, deep, poignant, meaningful moments to share, of which this display of talent and taste is only one example.....

stay tuned...


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 11:07 PM

Chiming in on my own lazy schedule...another fun year, managed to survive the unexpectedly colder Saturday. Assorted highlights:

-- The Pub Sing workshop (definitely should be a keeper for next year!). Lots of raucous, rollicking fun!
-- The Jewish Songs workshop. OK, I'm biased since I lead it, but I thought we got a nice mix of songs; some Hebrew, some English, even a bit of Yiddish.
-- Ken Schatz's concert (actually, the only one I managed to catch...)
-- Having Dwayne and Sheila Thorpe back again this year!
-- The Kipling workshop. I've been wanting to work some of filk writer/performer Leslie Fish's Kipling settings into my Open Sing/Getaway reportoire. Sheryl and I did her "Pict Song" and "Danegeld" settings, which seemed to go over well.
-- Jan's (Ron Davies' wife) song in the Sea Songs session, which has been earworming for the past two days (that's the "and he played his ukelele as the ship went down" song with all the hand motions).

And of course seeing all the Mudcat folks and the FSGW folks and the other folks I only see at the Getaway. 'Twas great singing with y'all again and meeting Morticia and WillieO and the other new folks!

(And I promise I'll try and make more than two or three posts between now and next Getaway!!)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 10:15 PM

Dick Rodgers, Allan. Rule of thumb: if the name starts with a 'D' it's probably 'Dick'. Except when it's 'Dennis'. There must have been about 7 guys named Dick there.


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Subject: RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away?
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 09:58 PM

As was said elsewhere it is a problem to name names without leaving out someone important. I am sure that will be the case here as I find myself wanting to thank so many for their special contributions to my Getaway experience. As it was at the Getaway, I will make no effort to separate 'Catters from FSGW folks. I am happy to report that those distinctions have been blurred forever.

Thanks to:

Ron - whose amazing ability with the viola was matched by his memory of lyrics - especially those of that wonderful song (mentioned above) about dreary, long folksongs which he portrayed so well.

Dani - who set aside her fears and dreads to join Annie and Janie on stage for that hillarious shanty. It was a joy to see her on stage at last.

Charlie - whose "Pharoah" spiritual/holler was one of the coolest things I have ever heard.

Willie O - whose almost expressionless delivery of his music belies the soul he puts into it.

Gail - who shared so many of her English childhood ditties and music hall songs as well as her remarkable sense of humor. I thank her for all of it.

Mantid(s) - especially the male of the species who shared a song his father helped to invent and which Kendall was amazed to recognize.

Keith - whose widely varied song store included "Everglades" which he sang after I went to bed (but I heard it anyway, thank you!).

Mick - whose sense of humor is his greatest gift and whose songs so often touch my soul.

David - who can pull more tunes out of his enormous harp that anyone could ever imagine. There was a moment during Sunday night when his playing combined with two or three fiddles, a viola, a mandolin and perhaps a guitar or two. I wish I could tell you which tune they played; but whatever it was put me closer to heaven than a living being has the right to be.

Homeless - who emerged from behind his shyness to share some wonderful songs with us all.

- to a small boy who so excitedly accosted me in the parking lot to tell me all about a bug his sister had found.

Dick - who finally remembered all of the verses to "Dropkick Me, Jesus, Through the Goalposts of Life" and sang it just for me.

Sinsull - who shared songs that rarely have seen the light of day. I don't know where she gets these things!

Tinker - whose streetwalker ballads and blues were absolutely delightful.

Max - who, like all of us, made the effort to extricate himself from "real life" long enough to share some of his music. I'm sorry that his worldly obligations and car trouble prevented his being there more.

Morticia - who, besides sharing her wonderful humor and parodies, took a few minutes to catch me up on happenings at home and to speak of other things beyond the here and now. That was special.

- to the guy whose name I have mentally filed under "D", but cannot recall. I found myself really appreciating his proclivity toward collecting odd instruments. I was fascinated by his explanations of the mechanics of the "small pipes". Last year I learned how to operate a hurdy-gurdy.

Rick - who, despite my overall ignorance, made me think for a moment or two that I really understood what he patiently tried to teach to me. It is probably one of those kinds of things that will someday produce an "Ahah!" moment. I hope.

Bill D. - whose wry humor seems to be part and parcel to every song he knows -- and he seems to know them all!

Judy - who can take a song and turn it into a small play by her wonderful use of facial expressions and mime. She is a joy to watch as well as to hear.

Thanks to all these and so many more for making memories that will live in my soul forever.


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