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Subject: Getaway 2006 Program Information
From: Carly
Date: 22 Aug 06 - 05:37 PM

Coming to the Getaway? This is your chance to tell us, the Getaway Program Committee, what you want in the way of workshops, concerts, etc. this year. We (Rita Ferrara, Nancy King and I, with help from others,) are already at work, and we need your input. If you have been to the Getaway before, you know that our program is as inclusive and participatory as we can make it, so we need to have a clear idea of who is coming and what kinds of music you like.

We will be talking to people individually, as well, but we are hoping that this thread will generate some ideas, and perhaps introduce us to new Getaway-goers. Please, if you know that you are coming this year, post to this thread and tell us what you like to play, sing, and listen to, what kinds of open sings and jams you enjoy, and if you have an idea for a workshop you would like to attend or lead. Were there workshops at former Getaways that you would like to see happen again (or not?)Do you have special interests of your own that you would like to share? If you prefer, you can PM me, or any of the committee.

Please remember that we are still gathering information, and so cannot even begin to firm up our schedule yet. There are so many factors to consider, including the challenges that a new site presents, that we cannot promise at this point that any particular workshop will happen, or tell you who will lead what. We will post details later as things come together.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing you in November.
Carly
    PermaThread: This thread may be edited by Carly Gewirz, Charlie Baum, Rita Ferrara, and Nancy King as needed.
    -Joe Offer-

Thread #94030   Message #1815556
Posted By: Charlie Baum
21-Aug-06 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: FSGW Getaway 2006
Subject: FSGW Getaway 2006

FSGW Getaway
2006 Getaway

Friday to Monday, November 3 to 6, 2006
West River Conference Center (West River, MD)


Get away from it all, at the height of the autumn color season, and make music together with your neighbors and musicians from all over the world. (People last year came from as far away as Guam, Alaska, Iceland, England, and Israel.) Our new location at West River Conference Center (West River, MD) has heated facilities and flat terrain, and is on the shores of an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. West River is a lovely spot with lots of inviting places to jam or sing, from first light to the wee hours.

To register, download and fill out the registration form. You'll need to mail it to our registrar, Dean Clamons (P.O. Box 217, Clifton, VA 22024-0217), along with payment. If you need a scholarship or price break, contact Charlie Baum, head of the Scholarship Committee. If you need to pay in foreign currency, contact Dick Greenhaus at Camsco to make arrangements.

For 2006, the dates are Friday afternoon, November 3rd, through Monday morning breakfast, November 6th.

Getaway?

For over 40 years FSGW has held its fall Getaway weekend so that members and friends can share music, stories, crafts and dance in a relaxed camp setting.

The Getaway is:
  • A chance to interact with the FSGW community and meet talented music lovers from our local area and from as far away as Great Britain, Alaska, and Israel.
  • Music-making under the trees, on the lawn, by the shore;
  • Group singing and jamming at its best;
  • A rich program of workshops with opportunities for learning, jamming, singing, crafts, and storytelling;
  • Trying a craft--quilting, basket-making, puppets, and mask-making have been highlights of past years;
  • Great food;
  • A terrific weekend for the whole family, with lots of special children's activities;
  • A wonderful chance for parents to introduce their kids to the magic of group singing and dancing--or to discover that magic for the first time themselves.

  • Our New Camp--West River

    We've got a new space this year--we've changed to a camp that's heated, flat, closer to town, and more compact. The West River Conference Center (West River, MD) is run by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. The West River Center is on the shore of an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. If the weather is clear, you can watch a sunrise over the water. Because the West River Center didn't have any weekends in October where we could have the entire camp to ourselves, we've moved the weekend this year into the first weekend of November--but remember, we've got a heated facility, so shivering nights (and days) should be a thing of the past!

    Heated Bedrooms--and More!

    There are 50 bedrooms in 6 buildings. All bedrooms feature two bunk beds (two upper and two lower) with mattresses (bring your own pillows, bedding, and towels). All bedrooms feature controllable heat, and all accommodations are near good flush plumbing and hot showers (with separate mens and womens bathrooms in each building).

    We've got five lodges and the "retreat center" building--each lodge contains 8 bedrooms centered around a common lounge, and the retreat center offers 10 bedrooms off of a hall, and a couple of common rooms. All bedrooms contain four beds--two upper bunks and two lower bunks. (There is only one exception--a sextuple with three upper and three lower bunks in the retreat center.) This may provide challenges to our housing arranger, and there are many people who are beyond the age or capabilities of managing their way into and out of an upper bunk, so we're going to ask those who can handle upper bunks to volunteer. We'll even give you a discount. If you cannot handle an upper bunk, or have further special needs, let us know on the registration form. If you wish to bring an RV, you may do so and guarantee your privacy, but there are no hook-ups, and you'll have to pay the same fees as those occupying a room, because that's what the camp charges us.

    More Music Making Spaces

    There are five lodges with common rooms for music making, a retreat center with one room to serve for registration and "the mall" (for crafts and CD sales), and another common room for music making, a "nature center" building suitable for larger gatherings, and the dining hall, with a view of the West River. There's a waterfront (though by November, it will be beyond the season for anything except viewing; families with small children are warned about the potential water hazard). Most of the buildings are wheelchair accessible, although three of the lodges still aren't.

    We will designate one lodge as a quiet house, and keep its lounge quiet of music for people who want to nap at any hour. At least one lodge will be have a music-all-night common room, for people who want to "sleep" with the sound of partying. In addition, the nature center and dining room offer spaces for late-night music.

    Closer to DC

    West River is 45 acres of woodlands, natural wildlife areas and one mile of water front on the West River, an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. It is just 19 miles south of historic Annapolis and within one hour's drive of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

    For folks who remember Camp Letts, it's 10 miles from Camp Letts by car (and 5 miles by boat). Folks coming from Virginia and the South get off the Beltway onto Pennsylvania Avenue (MD4) near Camp Springs (Exit 11). Folks from the Northern suburbs of DC go out Route 50 to Annapolis and then South for about 19 miles. From Baltimore and BWI, I-97 leads south to Annapolis, and for folks from Delaware, New Jersey, and points North, you can go south in Delaware and cross the Bay Bridge (US 50) at Annapolis to bypass Baltimore. For detailed directions, click here.

    Fees

    We have rates for one, two, or three nights, and one for day-trippers who don't want to eat. (You MUST register in advance if you wish to dine!)

    Getaway fees depend on whether you're an FSGW member or not, and whether you're an adult or a child. See the registration form for the fee that applies to you. Fees are determined by our actual costs to run this event--food, camp rental, etc. We try to keep them as low as possible, but the event needs to cover its costs--and the rates of the new camp will actually allow us to reduce fees a bit from last year, especially for children.

    If you want to join the FSGW to take advantage of member rates, just download the membership form
    (see http://ceimd.com/php/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=1&NoTitle=1&NoCats=1)
    and fill it out and send it in along with your Getaway registration and enough payment to cover everything.

    The weekend starts Friday evening with a potluck dinner. If you register for two nights, your registration fee covers three meals and a midnight snack both days on Saturday and Sunday. Three-night registration gives you an additional night's lodging and breakfast on Monday morning. One-night registration gives you all meals and snacks on either Saturday or Sunday and, if you wish, a bed on either adjacent night.

    Thanks to the Linda Lieberman/David Olive Memorial Fund, scholarship help is available for those who need it. If you need full assistance, or a break on the price, contact Charlie Baum via e-mail or private message before you send in the registration. Contributions to replenish the fund are always welcomed and are tax-deductible! We hold a silent auction at the Getaway to help replenish the fund--you may wish to donate items to auction off to help others who can't afford the whole cost of the weekend.

    A Couple of Policies

    There is no smoking allowed in any of the camp buildings.
    The camp is run by the Methodist Church, and we are asked not to bring any alcohol.

    You can see more about the new location at its website.

    Volunteer Help

    We'll need volunteers to help set up on Friday, to welcome and register guests, to clean up after our Friday night potluck dinner, and to help make sure everything is in order when we check out.

    In advance, we can also use help with programming. If you're interested in leading a workshop, suggesting a workshop, or organizing and scheduling events suggested by others, contact Carly Gewirz at 703-631-9655 or e-mail the Getaway Committee.

    For more information please contact the 2006 Getaway Event coordinator Charles Baum, 706 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301-587-2286) or e-mail the Getaway Committee.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 10:47 AM

    *keeping this where it can be seen*


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 10:50 AM

    Once again, I request the ability to be in three places at one time.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 11:46 AM

    *cloning workshop on Friday night*


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 12:03 PM

    Please--you have to have the 'Raise the Roof' Gospel session again!

    I think it has been done before--"Songs About Mother" I guess I like that idea because it can encompass such a wide range of songs and styles.

    River songs?

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: John MacKenzie
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 12:22 PM

    Talking Blues. / Picking Workshop, Travis Clawhammer etc.

    A Women's Lib workshop run by Bobert??


    G.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 02:51 PM

    Careful Janie. Where I was raised "mother"'s only half a word.
    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 03:10 PM

    LOL!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 03:11 PM

    Barry--don't forget that song you promised me....

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 03:12 PM

    Child Ballads workshop!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 03:19 PM

    Ohh, oh. What was that, Janie?
    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 03:24 PM

    Barry-"No Tomorrow for the Poor."


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 03:54 PM

    We always have at LEAST one...often two....ballads workshops. (Two of our planners are confirmed ballad aficionados). These cabins all have a little center area which would be great for late-night ballad sessions.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 03:55 PM

    OK


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 04:29 PM

    Let's not forget the Temperance Songs workshop that was mentioned in the "TT Getaway" thread.

    Janie, I agree about the "Raise the Roof Gospel" session -- that was great!

    Nancy


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 23 Aug 06 - 05:43 PM

    And I would love another pass at Forebitters and Other Shanties.

    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GutBucketeer
    Date: 24 Aug 06 - 12:27 AM

    We need a UKULELE workshop!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bert
    Date: 24 Aug 06 - 01:35 AM

    ...Once again, I request the ability to be in three places at one time...

    Me too SINSMELUV and one of those places is with you. (SHHHH! don't tell Tree)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bert
    Date: 24 Aug 06 - 02:00 AM

    Hey JAB, I've got visions of you playing a ukelele made from a gut bucket.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 12:48 AM

    refresh


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 09:45 AM

    Hey Bert. We can sneak off to the kitchen for a fry-up. Can Micca come too?

    Temperance and Mother workshops sound good to me.
    How about some Old Timey Blue Sky Boys type music?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 12:59 PM

    I'm interested in the Old Timey Blue Sky Boys idea.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Carly
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 04:20 PM

    Thank you all for the input so far. As soon as I find out how to be in three places at once, I promise we'll do a workshop teaching that skill!

    You old timey music lovers will be particularly interested to know that Joe Newberry, banjo master and southern-style singer, will be coming from North Carolina to join us. If you haven't heard Joe, let me tell you that you are in for a treat!

    Also joining us this year, I am happy to report, is an old friend to FSGW, John Roberts. Some of you may know him as Tony Barrand's singing partner, or from his performances over the years in Noel Sing We Clear.

    Keep the program comments coming; we really do appreciate and pay attention to your ideas and suggestions.

    See you at the Getaway!

    Carly Gewirz


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 07:49 PM

    Hey, I'll finally get a chance to find out what John Roberts is really like. He sounds English on the CD's, but he types with an American accent...
    Looking forward to meeting you, John!
    -Joe Offer-


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: karen k
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 09:24 PM

    Joe,
    Glad you are coming. Missed you last year. John Roberts is English.

    karen
      I know, I know - but I thought he deserved a little teasing...
      -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Dan Schatz
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 09:25 PM

    It's sounding like a great Getaway already. And, of course, since we now have heated cabins, it's guaranteed to be beautiful and mild weather! Geeta and I are looking forward to it.

    I'll be happy to help in whatever way I'm needed.

    Warmly,
    Dan


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: karen k
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 09:27 PM

    Oops, forgot to put in the last post - JAB and Dani - hope you will do a Jug Band workshop again.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 10:35 PM

    Does anyone know if Elizabeth LaPrelle will be there?

    Her #2 fan (can't beat out a mother for the #1 spot, don't ya now)
    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 25 Aug 06 - 11:53 PM

    Could George (El Greco) do a songwriting workshop (if he's coming, and I hope he is)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 26 Aug 06 - 05:15 PM

    (Barry...Elizabeth is in college now. Haven't heard whether she dares take time out. Sure would be nice....maybe Sandy (Mom) will let us know, and I hope Sandy will be there, too!)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Nancy King
    Date: 27 Aug 06 - 11:58 PM

    Some super ideas here, folks -- keep 'em coming!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 08:38 AM

    How about a workshop for people who want to sing but are afraid. I'm thinking of the people who attend song circles and would just really love to sing something but are too nervous about singing in front of people. A workshop to encourage and help these people gain some confidence about singing in front of others - "Overcoming stage fright" or something like that.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charley Noble
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 09:17 AM

    Barry should be approached to lead a sea songs workshop, complete with capstan, pumps, and halyards, so that some of the shanties can be appropriately demonstrated. And there should be a large tub of freshly mixed grog to help get everyone in the right spirit.

    Maybe Ken Schatz would be willing to give this another go as well.

    I'll be sorry to miss this one but I think I'm committed to legislative campaigns at home.

    Cheerily,
    Charley Noble


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: lamarca
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 05:25 PM

    Well, I keep proposing this one after the Getaway's over periodically, so I'll try doing it BEFORE the Getaway this time. How about "Guilty Pleasures" AKA "Songs Your Husband/Wife/Partner/Best Friend leaves the room if you sing them..." For me, that's my extensive collection of Joni Mitchell, Jefferson Airplane, Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, etc. songs.

    We had a hilarious late-night song swap at another gathering this year in which a lot of dyed-in-the-wool folkies were singing "Teen Angel", "Wake Up Little Susie", and most of "American Pie", among others - mostly in tune... Ferrara and I enjoyed annoying BillD by singing "Rocky Raccoon" at an FSGW Open Sing a long time ago. Then there were those Getaway concerts of yore at Camp Letts where Dave Olive (AKA Blind Harry Palms) did "Don't Play A-11" with Mark Gilston accompanying him on Bulgarian bagpipes, or Bob Hitchcock and the Cockettes did "I Got Stoned and I Missed It"...

    Maybe this is the sort of thing that can only be done after midnight, but since I don't get a chance to stick around that late, maybe we could slip in an hour of non-folky songs in the afternoon?

    Since the Getaway's right before the elections, how about a song swap of "Presidents, Politicians and Other Invertebrates"? I'd see this as including songs like Uncle Dave's "Wreck of the Tennessee Gravy Train", "McKinley's Been Shot Down (Jest Give Me Somethin I'm Used To)", and whatever the equivalent types of songs are from across the Pond - anti-Thatcher ballads? Disraeli Gears?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 06:21 PM

    That would be worth writing or learning a few contemporary cuts for!


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Big Mick
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 06:39 PM

    Mary, can I sing some Bob Seeger in your workshop?

    Mick, grabbing his cap and wellies and heading for the door


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GUEST,Dani
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 08:39 PM

    Mary,

    Would there be some Julie London involved?

    Or, some (shhhhh....)

    ... doo wop?

    Dani


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 28 Aug 06 - 10:11 PM

    ....*beady little eyes following this heretical conversation with trepidation --- wondering if Laudanum in their scrambled eggs would quell these impulses*...


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 12:45 AM

    I second both of Mary's ideas. That woman is brilliant!

    Daggum.   Just from the ideas startin' to pop out, I can see I'm in for another year of too many great choices.

    Go away, Bill.

    Love,
    Janie:>)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 02:16 AM

    Julie London
    (to the tune of London Julie-by Ed Silberman on San Francisco)

    She had a voice like kitten fur
        Ha Ha me Julie London
    She didn't sing so musch as purr
        Ha Ha me Julie London

    Cho:Julie London, Julie London where did you go?
           Ha Ha me Julie London
           Julie London, Julie London where did you go?
           Ha Ha me Julie London

    She used to sing on the radio
    But that was a long time ago

    I've give a thousand pound and ten
    If I could here her sing again

    Thanks Ed, I'll never sing to you another gem. Hehe, nice job

    Thanks for the plug, Charlie. I would love to do any kind of sea thing, maybe with Amos, he's already looking that way, or Ken.
    But, the commitee can use me if & how they please, if they want. I'm aways happy to have them treat me as they will. I would do anything for them, even shut up. I've done a few things before & don't mind at all giving someone else a shot either.

    Hi Joe, it's been a while, it'll be good to see you & Christina(?) again. Don't let those John Roberts CD's fool ya, he does do wop too, in secret like like me.

    Was it keith & George that did a songwriting workshop before? Could they do another, maybe, please.

    How bout Ballads with choruses?

    How bout landlocked work songs?

    Occupational Songs (about work)

    from Edmund's last year's suggestion list. Songs "I learned from... " For songs that you learned in person from another human being, rather than from a recording or radio or other such thing?

    Songs (not work songs) from inside the prison systems, anywhere

    Whaling (by itself)

    Wagon Trains & Pioneers

    Cowboys, Over Landers/Drovers & their like from other countries.

    Levee Workers & Gandy Dancers

    Songs of water Transport: Lakes, Canals, River ways & Intercoastal Highways of anywhere

    Singing Jigs, Reels, hornpipes

    Child Labor(not about giving birth)songs

    Minning of any type

    Songs for or about aging (not about getting old, about being old. Or both)

    No Bob Seeger songs, Mick

    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 03:16 AM

    Sorry, I think that was George & Andrew above, the songwriting workshop suggestion.
    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GUEST,micca at work
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 05:00 AM

    Barr, do you mean the workshop in which a Songwriter "presented" as ong that they had written with a short intro and background as to how and why it was written? If so, I very much enjoyed it too, it was smashing to hear all those very talented songwriters explaining how there Muse communicated with them. I am still haunted by some of the images that the songs(and the additional insights we gained from having its background) left me with. (I will carrry the "dead cat in the road" image with me forever) I would definately support (and participate, if I may) in doing that again.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 10:19 AM

    Hi Micca
    That's the same one, yes, it was a goodin

    I'll be good to see you & Cat again.

    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: lamarca
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 06:39 PM

    BillD, no-one said you had to attend "Guilty Pleasures" - maybe it would help get it out of our systems. And Barry and Big Mick, Bob Seger is no relation to Pete, Peggy and Mike Seeger, but would be an ideal addition to Guilty Pleasures.

    Like many people, I first started singing and learning songs by singing along (in private)with the radio and my LPs. I didn't discover traditional music until college, but I never lost my love for the rock I listened to before I turned 30 - although I have to admit I haven't listened to my Blue Oyster Cult, Styx or Emerson, Lake and Palmer records lately (Brain Salad Surgery, anyone?) What's fun about this kind of song swap is the relationship between the songs and the age group of the people who choose them. I can sing along with radio hits from about 1968 to the mid-80's, with a little bit of early 60's Motown and doo-wop stuff that I learned much later in life. It really ages one when the songs you sang along with as a teenager move from the "Classic Rock" to the "Moldy Oldies" format stations, though.

    My husband corrected the title of my other workshop proposal - it should be "Presidents, Politicians and other Scum-Sucking Bottom Feeders"... (the other one is just a fish...) Oh, and I had a CRS moment - that shoulda been President Garfield's Been Shot Down, not McKinley - wrong assassination.

    We had a fun workshop at NEFFA one year called "Where's Willy" (the UK contingent can stop their sniggering...) - everyone sang songs about their Willie-O, Sweet William, Willy and Nancy, etc.

    Another infamous pre-Halloween Getaway song swap was Mark Gilston's "Songs of Dismemberment". Mark specializes in collecting songs about severed ears, but it was appalling amazing how many different songs involve people being reduced to their constituent components.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Big Mick
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 06:45 PM

    Mary, m'love, I would love the guilty pleasures workshop. Sometimes I sneak out old songbooks and sing all that late 60's, early 70's stuff. And I enjoy it. I am working up things for a house concert, and I intend to sneak a song or two into it. You have my resounding second on your suggestion.

    Mick


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: artbrooks
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 08:30 PM

    Herself wants to know, "how about a session or workshop on folk dance songs...i.e., Balkan, French-Canadian, Israeli?"


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 08:47 PM

    Mick:

    Hell, if you're gonna be the icebraker I can still do most of the old KTrio stuff!! I'm witchoo, man. (Clears throat) "Hmmmm.....If I had a Hammer...I'd beatcher effin' brains in..." no, that's wrong, sorry, sorry...."If I had a hammer...." hmm, better check me notes.


    :D


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GutBucketeer
    Date: 29 Aug 06 - 11:18 PM

    I sure would like to learn how to sing harmony sometime.
    Also, we can't forget the blues.

    JAB

    Mary, El Greco's inspirational choir last year has given me an idea. If we do a jugband workshop this year I will insist that the "class band" perform Saturday or Sunday night (and someone else will have to be the lead singer).


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charley Noble
    Date: 30 Aug 06 - 09:44 AM

    refresh


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: wysiwyg
    Date: 30 Aug 06 - 03:22 PM

    "We Can't Forget the Blues" sounds like a great song title!

    ~S~


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Severn
    Date: 30 Aug 06 - 04:26 PM

    How about "Songs learned while in the Military Service?"
    (broadened in scope from the original idea of "Songs from the Phillipine Insurrection", which I felt had been unfairly neglected until I tried in vain to find some)

    "Songs About Invertebrates"? (Good for Coral Groups, I'd think!)


    Q.If nobody stays awake for an entire Lullabye workshop, will it be deemed successful?

    Q. Will any revival of Gilston's songs of losing limbs be used as part of the dismembership drive?

    ....or maybe in the Doo Wop session?....

    "Dis-mem-mem, dis-mem-ba-member...."

    ....(I'd better leave before any of these alleged-Peacenik-types start "taking up arms" against me).....


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Susan A-R
    Date: 30 Aug 06 - 10:39 PM

    An instrumental jam, possibly a slow one? Not any particular genre, Just a chance to swap tunes. I'd be willing to do this one if you'd like.

    I sure hope there's a jug band workshop.

    Also, anyone willing to give pointers for instrumentalists working with singers, good habits, bad habits?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Dan Schatz
    Date: 31 Aug 06 - 12:19 AM

    How about an "Out of Season" workshop? It seems to me any number of us have whole repertoires of songs that we never get to hear one another sing because they're meant to be sung at a particular time of year, holiday or season.

    Just a thought.

    Dan Schatz


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Roger in Baltimore
    Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:44 PM

    Carly, Nancy, Rita, et. al.,

    No suggestions come to mind. However, as always, I will happily contribute music or workshop leading if wanted or needed. I do not get on the Mudcat much anymore since work disconnected everyone from the internet. However, I will try to check in more frequently as the Getaway approaches.

    Roger in Baltimore


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: artbrooks
    Date: 31 Aug 06 - 06:43 PM

    For those of us who are new to this: silent auction...do you want/need/accept items to be auctioned? Like what?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charley Noble
    Date: 31 Aug 06 - 09:39 PM

    There are no songs that deal with the pervasive question of the perversity of inanimate objects. Not a one, traditional or contemporary!

    Strange, given the socks that disappear and the coat hangers that cluster in our closets, and have done so for centuries.

    Not a single song!

    Could it be that our singer-songwriters dare not challenge the sock trolls, fearing their wrath? Or are their efforts being censored by some totalitarian power? Inquiring minds need to know!

    But are there such brave and inquiring minds lurking on this thread?

    Charley Noble, who will be otherwise distracted


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Jeri
    Date: 31 Aug 06 - 10:10 PM

    Sure there's at least one song, Charlie! From the Austin Lounge Lizards:

    "...
    Our single socks will all be
    To their rightful pairs restored,
    We'll meet all our posessions
    On the other shore."


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GUEST,Janie
    Date: 31 Aug 06 - 10:15 PM

    Art,

    We definitely want/need/accept items for the silent auction! The Silent Auction raises funds to provide scholarships to people who want to come to the Getaway but need help with the cost. Many of us, myself included, have been recipients of full or partial scholarships in the past.

    Items range from jars of jelly, song books, cd's (of your own music OR used cd's that are ready for a new home), shawls, musical instruments, notecards, craft items, 'junque', anything large or small that you would like to contribute and that you hope someone might be inclined to bid on.

    Surely this is the year a jimmyt thong will be a featured item in the auction?

    Rita, Carly, Nancy, Mary, couldone of you chime in and talk a little about the origin of the fund, the the devoted FSGW members it memorializes?

    Janie


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    Subject: indeaRE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Carly
    Date: 01 Sep 06 - 04:10 PM

    The David Olive/Linda Lieberman Memorial Fund was, indeed, set up to provide scholarships to the Getaway. Davie and Linda were longtime and very active members of FSGW, both of them serving at various times on the board and on various committees. Davie was a large man with an even bigger heart, and a particular talent for the blues. Linda spent much of her spare time caring for rescued animals of all sorts; their home was a waystation for all kinds of creatures, including a beaver who spent his recooperation in their bathtub. Anyone who knew them can tell you stories; they were intelligent, talented, witty people, and if Davie could be gruff, and Linda ascerbic, behind that dwelt two truly caring souls. Tragically, they died in an automobile accident on their way home from a Getaway, an event they loved.

    Carly


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 02 Sep 06 - 04:08 PM

    Thanks Carly!

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Gorgeous Gary
    Date: 02 Sep 06 - 10:20 PM

    I'd certainly be up for "Guilty Pleasures". Not that I can think of any music I own (or sing) that drives my lovely wife out of the roof. (As for the cat...well, she's a cat, what else need be said?). OTOH, looking at the bigger picture of me as FSGW member and Mudcatter, I suppose I'd have to consider filk as a "guilty pleasure", eh? 8-)

    Meanwhile, I'm always up for hosting Humor or Parodies. Or Jewish Songs. Could also do Traveling Songs, or Songs From Literary Sources.

    -- Gary


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GUEST,Janie
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 05:00 PM

    Refresh!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 09:26 PM

    My friend, Maria Fakhoury, said if no one else is willing she would to a workshop for shy singers(she is one herself, but joined Sweet Adelines to overcome it). She said she would be sure to get even the shyest ones singing.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ebbie
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 10:54 PM

    Ye gawds. Y'all don't make it easy for those of us who can't make it this year.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 10:56 PM

    Well, Ebb, ya know, there are remedies. Change your plans!!

    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ebbie
    Date: 08 Sep 06 - 11:25 PM

    I know, she says, mournfully.

    By the way, I meant to add a smiley to the previous message. I greatly enjoy reading about the Getaway plans and if I get to the place where I can't bear it I'll just leave the threads alone.

    So here is a smiley:

    :)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 06:29 PM

    And here's a big smaky kiss on the face for you, Ebbie.

    chance


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ebbie
    Date: 11 Sep 06 - 08:48 PM

    Thankee.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Carly
    Date: 29 Sep 06 - 03:19 PM

    The program committee (Rita, Nancy and Carly) had a very productive meeting this week; the program for the Getaway is beginning to come together, now that we have some idea who will be coming to this year's festivities. We want to let everyone know that we went over this thread and pulled out all of your suggestions, ideas, and desires; we are paying close attention, and we appreciate your input.
    As soon as we have some workshop leaders in place, we will start teasing you with delights to come.

    Speaking of delights, I am very happy to be able to tell you that Heather Wood will be joining us this year, as well as a friend of mine from the west coast, Sylvia Herold. If there is some particular workshop you would just love to see either of them lead, let us know soon. The workshop list is growing rapidly.

    Carly


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 29 Sep 06 - 04:54 PM

    Hi Carly
    It's quite a shock to see you've got Sylvia's name on the list & it'll be twice the pleasure. I'd love for her do a workshop or concert, it's been about 25 yrs since I seen her. Such talent enbodied in such a nice person. I'll be looking forward to seeing/hearing/meeting her again.

    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: KT
    Date: 29 Sep 06 - 11:28 PM

    WHAT Ebbie said September 8th at 10:54....sniff.......


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Stilly River Sage
    Date: 29 Sep 06 - 11:59 PM

    Just read the first part of the first post. Sounds so nice--I wish I could attend. Here is my two-cents-worth (to inspire those who do get to go)--what a great sounding venue--Chesapeake Bay sunrise.

    SRS


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 30 Sep 06 - 11:28 AM

    SRS, thanks for the visuals! I will probably waste about an hour today, looking at every one of them, and enjoy every minute of it. I grew up in the Washington,D.C., area. My folks used to take us to the bay and nearby river beaches, usually with a full carload of friends and/or cousins. Sunrise and sunset over the bay are "home baking and comfort food" to me. Lovely.

    Well things are moving very nicely. We'll give you some specifics ASAP.

    Carly, good news that Heather's coming! She's a really high-energy person and it's always great to have her there.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
    Date: 30 Sep 06 - 08:06 PM

    Can songs from the Copper Family be included somewhere? I know almost nothing about these, but love the ones I have heard. -Linda


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: dick greenhaus
    Date: 30 Sep 06 - 08:23 PM

    Carly-
    While the guests you have mentioned are all splendid, I hope this doesn't mean that the Getaway is drifting away from its original participation concept and into an endless series of mini concerts.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 30 Sep 06 - 09:50 PM

    I'd love a workshop on the songs of the Copper family. I second what Linda said.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Nancy King
    Date: 30 Sep 06 - 11:41 PM

    Dick, rest assured we have not strayed from our "original participation concept" -- in fact, we plan the program with maximum participation in mind! There will be some mini-concerts, of course -- but not more than 8 or 10 half-hour sessions in the course of the weekend. Our invited guests simply add to the mix. We'll have a preliminary list of workshops ready to post in a week or so (but don't hold us to that date -- much remains to be done, and we're still trying to figure out which FSGW folks will be there).

    Linda and Mary -- Songs of the Copper Family is a great idea, and we'll take it under advisement. Any suggestions or volunteers on who could lead it?

    Planning is moving apace, and it's looking like a great program already. Not that we've ever had a bad one...

    To be continued...

    Nancy


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 01 Oct 06 - 01:04 PM

    Dick, what Nancy said. We counted last year's mini concerts and are aiming at about the same number, because we do have some splendid talent -- as always -- that needs showcasing. For the rest, the invited guests will lead and participate in workshops and hang out, as they always do.
    The results can be pretty magical.


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    Subject: Re: Blue Sky Boys/Old Timey Workshop
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 03 Oct 06 - 12:13 PM

    Re: Blue Sky Boys/Old Timey Workshop
    Nancy, Carly, Rita, et al,

    Sinsull, I may have missed it but I haven't seen a list of workshops yet. I would certainly participate in any fashion.

    Maybe it ought to be broadened to other 'brother's or Old Timey Singing, perhaps? That way folks could sing unaccompanied Applachian songs, etc?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GUEST,Janie
    Date: 05 Oct 06 - 11:49 AM

    Friendly reminder to bring something to put in the silent auction--which funds scholarships for the Getaway!

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 12 Oct 06 - 12:59 PM

    refresh
    Chance - this one is yours to lead. I will be happy to attend. I can bring some visuals.
    SINS


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 12 Oct 06 - 01:19 PM

    I am informed by my wife, a long-time member of the program comittee, that they have the list of programs about complete, and are mumbling over the exact schedule..(an arcane process fraught with many pitfalls..*grin*)...expect some details soon.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 12 Oct 06 - 01:50 PM

    I'd love to sit on an Old Timey workshop!!

    If you wanna sing DooWop, BTW, bring your lyrics -- don't expect thirty aging Boomer memories to agree on "Teen Angel" or even "Love of My LIfe" or "The Book of Love"....


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 13 Oct 06 - 02:49 AM

    Then again, don't be suprised if they do Amos.

    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 13 Oct 06 - 11:37 PM

    It won't be long....

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 14 Oct 06 - 09:02 AM

    Amos,
        I had never considered playing Teen Angel on the banjo and guitar in the 'old time way'. It's a strange and yet bizarre concept.

        So, of course, I like it.

    I blurred the lines between Bluegrass and Rockabilly at Galax this year with some success (applause, no vegetables), so why not 'Golden Oldies" and Old Time. Bob Carlin recorded "Hey Mr. Spaceman" on old time Banjo, after all.

    Just don't tell Bill Day we're co-mingling our genres. I don't think he's forgiven me for bringing a Telecaster on Stage at an FSGW concert in the '80's yet.

    Have you, Bill?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: skarpi
    Date: 14 Oct 06 - 10:02 AM

    Hallo all , just watching .... no Bodhran circle then ?? hmmmmm
    Next year I would like to have a songcircle that are sung by a bodhran players.

    well from heavy windy Iceland

    All the best Skarpi Iceland


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 14 Oct 06 - 11:40 AM

    Anyone who would "co-mingle" genrs would let their green beans touch the mashed potatoes on their plate!

    (Und ve haff been shtudying viring diagrams uff "Telecasters"..HA! Mit a leetle vork, der volume knob can be set to tune in Dick Spottswood broadcasts!)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 14 Oct 06 - 11:48 AM

    Just break away to the Getaway, Skarp!! You can have a bodhran song circle if you come.


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: skarpi
    Date: 14 Oct 06 - 01:46 PM

    I want to Amos but , as I said it will have to be a good luck for me
    so would come this year I have NOO TIME at all

    All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 11:29 AM

    Bill, I can get Arthur Godfrey on my fillings if I stand on one foot and hold up a roll of tinfoil.

    (And stay away from my telecasters, you don't know nothing about electronics, boy...)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: wysiwyg
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 11:34 AM

    (When BillD came to MY house he commingled genres the WHOLE TIME!)

    ~Susan (hi Bill)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 12:56 PM

    Don't forget that some of our greatest musicians are the product of commingled genres, Bill.

    Besides, it's a great indoor sport.


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 10:17 PM

    Well, it's probably really rude to do this in the middle of so much sparkling repartee, but here goes -- Here are the workshops we are planning for 2006. This list is subject to change, but not without notice.


    American Traditional
    Ballads with Choruses & Refrains
    Banjo Styles & Techniques
    Blues Styles/Blues Jam
    Building Confidence in Your Singing
    Campaigns & Politics
    Celtic
    Childeless Ballads
    Comic Songs
    Comings & Goings
    Copper Family
    Country & Western Jam
    Doo-Wop        
    Fantasy Adventures for Kids
    Forebitters & Foc'sle Songs
    Gospel
    Gospel to Raise the Roof
    Guilty Pleasures
    Happy Endings
    Out of Season
    Jewish Music
    Jug Band / Skiffle
    Mining
    Monologues, Stories & Poems        
    Old Time Country Singing
    Ozarks, Appalachians, Adirondacks
    Parodies
    Prison Work Songs
    Pub Sing
    Roots of the Music
    Sacred Harp
    Shanties
    Songs You Learned From a Person
    Songwriters' Showcase
    Squeeze Boxes
    Temperance Songs
    Tribute to Joe Glazer
    Ukulele
    Vocal Clinic
    Water Songs


    More info soon....


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 10:23 PM

    Ohmygosh Rita! That list has my mouth watering.

    Don't you dare schedule anything I want to go to against something else I want to go to. Lessee...that means the Getaway is gonna have to be two weeks long this year.

    Uhmmmmm...better go check on my leave time:^)

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 10:32 PM

    Rita, Bill, Carly, Charlie, Nancy, Whoever with the FSGW who has the authority to say yea or nay,

    Would it be okay if some of us 'Catter's came up with an idea for a fundraiser for Jeff/Pene during the Getaway?

    See About Jeff/Pene--Read and Help Out..

    Sounds like Jeff and his Dad could really use some help. I don't have anything in particular in mind, but if you give the OK, I'm sure we can put our heads together and come up with something pretty quick.

    And if it ain't cool and FSGW doesn't feel like they can allow that==why that is OK too!

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 10:54 PM

    Holy Moly! It's a FOLKIE SMORGASBORD!!!

    All this and having fun too?!!!


    Wow.


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ebbie
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 11:22 PM

    Doo-Wop! Oh! Oh! I had forgotten about the Doo Wop... PROMISE you will have it again next year.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 11:34 PM

    Well Ebbie, will you be there to lead it? :-)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 15 Oct 06 - 11:42 PM

    BTW the list looks even more tempting when you see the great set of workshop leaders. We are almost ready on that part too. There are some key things not settled yet though.

    This Getaway is going to be so much fun.... unlike all the other 26 or 27 Getaways I have been to....


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Micca
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 04:11 AM

    It is going to be a smasher!!
    Janie, if I might put in a suggestion, here in the UK at Mudcat events we hold a raffle! ,catters bring a prize that they donate, tickets are sold and the raffle drawn and a choice of prize is taken, Funds raised from the sale of tickets are then donated to the cause, overheads are minimal (books of tickets) and everyone can contribute a prize, at some Mudcat gatherings there have been almost too many prizes!!! I do realize this gives SINSULL and Jacquie a chance to perpetrate some of their Kitsch horriedifices on someone and everyone else the chance to clear the "white elephant" section of their home!!but it has always been good fun, the draw could be made during one of the Evening concerts when almost everyone is present, If you need info on how it is organised here PM "My Guru always says" as she has been the stalwart organiser here with her team of Menacing Ladies who extract money from everyone as painlesly as Jimmyt removes teeth. I for one would be delighted to contribute something to such an enterprise,
    Micca


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Micca
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 04:42 AM

    Of course this would be in addition to, and seperate from, my contribution to the Silent Auction,


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 08:23 AM

    Sounds like a good idea Micca. I reckon that we could set up a raffle with no problem. We've got a large pool of menacing ladies, including your own dear wife, to draw upon.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: artbrooks
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 09:45 AM

    I would be glad to let Khatt twist my arm...gently, please.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 10:19 AM

    I think any plan to help Jeff would be wonderful...bearing in mind that many Getaway goers will have no idea who he is. (Some local FSGW members don't even use computers, much less read Mudcat). Any signs or announcements would need to address this....


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Micca
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 10:44 AM

    Bill, thats why I suggest a Raffle, all can participate, and have fun wether they know the recipient or not, Prizes for them, Dosh for Pene


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 03:37 PM

    I can get something onto paper to explain what it's all about so if people can let me know what they will donate I can get some leaflets printed and bring with me.

    What do you reckon on ticket price?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 05:12 PM

    A reminder to one and all--

    The Deadline is rapidly approaching

    By this coming weekend, the FSGW (actually, me) is going to have to tell the camp how many meals to prepare, and our housing chair (not me) is going to have to figure out how to best fit attendees into the 202 beds available.

    LAST CALL



    If you're coming, please let us know. Send an email to our registrar that he should expect your registration form. Or PM me. But let us know if you can come.

    --Charlie Baum, FSGW Getaway Chair


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 06:01 PM

    IF we have to double up I want first call on doublees.

    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Gorgeous Gary
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 09:19 PM

    Rita,

    Sparkling repartee aside, *some* of us have been waiting on pins & needles for the list 'cuz we actually have to (*gasp*) PRACTICE appropriate songs! 8-)

    Sounds like a great list!

    -- Gary


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 09:48 PM

    Glad you like it.

    Not sure who has already registered but nag your friends to get signed up if they plan to come! :-)

    - Rita


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: KT
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 10:01 PM

    WOW, Rita! It sounds FABULOUS!! I hope that cloning workshop is going to happen! What a lot of work you and Carly and Nancy have done to organize this!

    Just a thought....If some of these sessions could be videotaped, perhaps copies could be made available for sale to assist in fundraising efforts......

    Ebbie, I didn't know you liked doo-wop!

    "Bill, I can get Arthur Godfrey on my fillings if I stand on one foot and hold up a roll of tinfoil." Thanks for the picture, Chance! (BG)

    KT


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ebbie
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 10:28 PM

    KT, EVERYBODY even close to my age likes Doo Wop (Probably a slight (very slight) exaggeration)! And lots of other people- I have no idea whether *you* do.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 11:05 PM

    KT, thanks for the good words.

    Carly, Nancy, and I love working together. There is so much synergy. Our meetings are always fun. Nancy has been hosting them and we bring potluck snacks because the meetings generally take about three hours, then lots of e-mails and phone calls go back and forth before the next meeting. The amount that gets done is really amazing. In this case, three heads definitely are better than one -- about five times better. :-)

    Thanks are due (once again) to all the Mudcatters who offered ideas about workshops, and have been willing to help out as workshop leaders. There were a lot of terrific suggestions. If we couldn't fit your idea in the program this year, it was probably due to either lack of time and space, or too many similar sessions; but I'm sure we'll be asking for ideas many more times in the future.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 16 Oct 06 - 11:08 PM

    ps, if you missed it, the ,workshop list was posted by me at 15 Oct 06 - 10:17 PM. It's about post #93 on this thread.... (click)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 17 Oct 06 - 10:41 PM

    Time to freshen up!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 18 Oct 06 - 12:15 PM

    I'm going to put this post on any threads that might produce results for forgive me for multi-posting.

    We are going to arrange for a raffle at the Getaway to raise funds for Pene. What we need are items to be put into the raffle so, if you have anything suitable and are either coming to the Getaway or can get the item to me or to someone who is coming to the Getaway please let me know and I can include it in the list of prizes that I'll be putting together over the next two weeks.

    If you want any further info PM me.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 09:59 AM

    By the way, this is separate from the Silent Auction for which donations are also requested.

    I'm going to be busy crocheting the next couple of weeks!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: beardedbruce
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 11:50 AM

    "I reckon that we could set up a raffle with no problem. We've got a large pool of menacing ladies, "


    So, what IS the going ticket price for a menacing lady these days?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Micca
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 12:31 PM

    If they are anything like MGASes UK cohort, be afraid, be VERY afraid!!!!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 06:14 PM

    Here is the full


    list of workshops, with leaders


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 06:43 PM

    Okay, this is going to be a Work in Progress for a few minutes as I figure out the best way to get the schedule grids up.

    These are DRAFTS, as usual, and we will wait for your feedback. They were hand drawn on sticky-notes during last night's Program Committee meeting. I suspect we'll have something a little sturdier & more readable by the Getaway...

    I will try just posting the JPEG files:

    Saturday (2006)

    Sunday (2006)

    list of workshops, with leaders

    Now to test this.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 06:47 PM

    Okay, it worked. My browser (Firefox) shrunk it to full screen size but enlarged it when I hit the little magnifying glass. You can download them.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 07:55 PM

    Well, just got the first PM giving feedback. We do need feedback.

    We don't want to make too many changes. But still, let us know where there are conflicts that are gonna make you crazy. Sometimes it's absolutely necessary to shuffle something, and that can open an opportunity to respond to other requests & comments.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Dan Schatz
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:26 PM

    Actually, most of it looks pretty good to me - one suggestion would be to move the Tribute to Joe Glazer to a slot where it would not be opposite Campaigns and Politics. Lots of Joe's music -a nd labor music in general - was an is tied up with politics.

    Thanks for all your good work. What a great Getaway it will be!

    Dan Schatz


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Big Mick
    Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:45 PM

    Yep, I agree, Dan. Besides, I would really like to attend the Doo Wop workshop.

    Looks great.

    Mick


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: SINSULL
    Date: 20 Oct 06 - 10:44 AM

    AAAARRRGGGGHHHHHHHH!
    Once again I can't be in three places at once and nothing you do, Rita, will change that.
    SINS


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: MMario
    Date: 20 Oct 06 - 11:14 AM

    anyone want to email me the files? stupid content filter has them blocked!!!!!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 20 Oct 06 - 12:11 PM

    Files e-mailed to MMario.
    (But you'll have to figure out how to get updates, since what I mailed to you won't automatically update as changes are made.)
    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: MMario
    Date: 20 Oct 06 - 12:17 PM

    That's okay - I just wanted to have some idea....for preliminary weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. the comittee does an incredible job...it's not THEIR fault the attendees are interested in everything!!!! So I will as usual make decision on the fly and try to ffind out what I missed later.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 20 Oct 06 - 01:06 PM

    The cloning workshop to teach you to be in two or more places at once will be held on Monday morning after breakfast, followed by the workshop to teach you how to go back in time to take advantage of the cloning. :-)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Susan A-R
    Date: 20 Oct 06 - 04:57 PM

    Yup, cloning is necessary again, and then there's resting up enough to stay up til all hours playing and singing. I guess I'll just have to start resting up NOW.

    Can't wait!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charley Noble
    Date: 20 Oct 06 - 05:15 PM

    The schedule looks really good, and I do hope that there will be a full report from any survivors for those of us who can't make it this year.

    Cheerily,
    Charley Noble


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 20 Oct 06 - 06:57 PM

    Schedule revisions will be posted tomorrow.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Fortunato
    Date: 21 Oct 06 - 09:09 AM

    Schedule looks good. I'm particularly glad the Ozark/Applachian/Adirondak workshop does not conflict with the Old Time Country Music Singing.

    I had invisioned Old Time Country Music Singing to gather in "The Charlie Poole, Delmore Brothers, Grandpa Jones, the Carter Family, Blue Sky Boys, etc. and Jean Ritchie".

    So there'll likely be some crossover. (That's a good thing)

    cheers,
    chance


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 21 Oct 06 - 09:44 PM

    Well the schedule revisions are just too complex and will be delayed a bit.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 22 Oct 06 - 11:46 AM

    (she was up late trying..*grin*)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Big Mick
    Date: 22 Oct 06 - 11:49 AM

    If there is a tougher job, I don't know what it is. But this is a tough lady, and she will get it in its time.

    Love ya, Rita.

    Mick


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 22 Oct 06 - 12:01 PM

    Well thank goodness there are three of us, and it's not my job, it's "our" job. You wouldn't believe what goes into making even a modest set of changes.

    Nancy had to work Friday & yesterday too, Carly was very busy, and I was in Towson giving our son Darriel a hand (actually a ride) to get a lot of errands done, so we are trying to work out these schedule changes via e-mail and phone. In between, each of us is rearranging sticky notes on a printed copy of the grid, and re-reading all the requests for changes and all the committee's comments and concerns. Every tiny change suggested, requires a thorough scrutiny of the grid to see how many new conflicts we've created!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 22 Oct 06 - 06:28 PM

    Here is the schedule grid, with revisions.

    PLEASE take a good look and notify us of problems. We will fix substantive problems. If we hear the same moans from enough people we may even consider fixing non-substantive problems but it's like removing the bottom stick from a stack of pick-up sticks so we try to avoid it.

    Workshop List

    Saturday Schedule

    Sunday Schedule

    Saturday Schedule - Printable MS-WORD format

    Sunday Schedule - Printable MS-WORD format

    Rita


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 22 Oct 06 - 06:38 PM

    Rita:

    Great help!! Thanks very much!!


    Amos


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ebbie
    Date: 22 Oct 06 - 07:09 PM

    I'm such a wimp I don't even dare opening those links. But go ahead and have a marvelous time - without me. sob


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 22 Oct 06 - 07:59 PM

    Ebbie:

    You can trust those links. Won'tcha change yore mind?

    Dang!


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Dan Schatz
    Date: 22 Oct 06 - 08:55 PM

    It's looking very good, Rita. Thanks to all three of you for the work you've put in. We can't wait.

    Dan Schatz


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: KT
    Date: 23 Oct 06 - 03:08 AM

    Aw, go ahead, ebbie. I (sniff), did it (sniff) and you (whimper) can too, (sob)

    Have a great time, everyone I'll be thinking of you all!!

    KT


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
    Date: 23 Oct 06 - 12:31 PM

    Wow!! Thanks to the Program Committee and to all the brave and resourceful people leading workshops and giving concerts. You all are wonderful. --Linda


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Carly
    Date: 26 Oct 06 - 11:53 AM

    Thank you for your kind words. We,(the program committee,) are more than willing to endure the craziness in order to make sure that the Getaway happens. Speaking of which....

    We are in need of a volunteer or two to take charge of the Saturday night evening snack. This means picking up food on the way to camp, making sure it gets put out, and cleanup. It does not mean having to cook on site. If you are not already doing something, and can help out, please PM me. Thanks!

    Carly


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Carly
    Date: 26 Oct 06 - 02:47 PM

    I should add to my plea for help; these tasks can be shared among several people. The same person who fetches food doesn't have to be the one to do clean-up. You are welcome to volunteer for a part of the job, or volunteer to find the volunteers to do the work!

    Carly


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: artbrooks
    Date: 26 Oct 06 - 05:25 PM

    Carly, will there be a chore sign-up list at check-in?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 26 Oct 06 - 05:39 PM

    There are not very many standard 'chores' like there used to be a few years ago, when we did much of the work, including kitchen duty, ourselves. If we need something special, there will no doubt be notices (signs) at registration, or announcements.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Big Mick
    Date: 26 Oct 06 - 07:42 PM

    I am always available to help in whatever way you need help.

    Mick


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 08:51 AM

    And me.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 08:59 AM

    Is anything besides food needed for the Friday potluck? I may not have time to prepare anything so whatever I bring may very well be storebought - if paper plates, cups, beverages, etc are needed I could bring some.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:11 AM

    Storebought should be fine for the Potluck--lots of us do that.

    Years ago, I attended a potluck evening dinner and everyone was to bring something their mother would have made. I went out and bought a box of Entenmann's doughnuts--because that's what my mother would have done.

    --Charlie Baum


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: artbrooks
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:14 AM

    How about chips and gen-u-wine New Mexico salsa?


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Nancy King
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 11:00 AM

    We're assuming everyone will bring something (store-bought or otherwise) for the Friday night potluck -- right? What Carly is referring to is something easy to put out for the midnight snack on Saturday, which the camp will not be providing.

    I'm going to be picking up the paper goods tomorrow, and after I do that we'll know how much is left in the budget. We thought maybe someone with a Costco membership or somesuch could pick up a whole bunch of cookies or fruit or other nibbles (for 140...) which won't be a big deal to put out for the snack. Do let Carly know by PM if you can help with this.

    Yikes! Only a week to go...


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 04:24 PM

    If you'd like to help with Saturday or Sunday midnight snack, or with Friday potluck clean-up, the best thing to do is PM Carly. She is experienced at organizing this kind of thing and offerd to co-ordinate it.

    We used to have volunteer sign-up sheets and everyone helped for a couple of hours in the kitchen. Midnight snacks were one of the jobs. In recent years the camps have handled it, but this year it's up to us. It will take several people, since the same people shouldn't have to shop, set out food and do clean-up.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 06:30 PM

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MEALS

    Well it's always a challenge to get used to a new camp, and this year is no exception. This year the meal procedure is quite different from the buffet-style meals we've been having.

    The actual meal times will be on the final schedule grids, probably tomorrow. Here is the thing you need to keep in mind:

    The camp is allowing only 30 minutes for serving food at each meal.

    After that we can use the dining room for about another half hour, then have to leave and let the kitchen staff clean up.

    We'll have access to the dining hall at other times, including evenings and late-night, and have even scheduled some workshops there. But do either plan to be on time for meals, or have someone pick up something for you if you really have to be late.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GUEST,Janie
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 08:10 PM

    Will beverages (coffee, tea, water) be available throughout the day, or should I bring bottled water, a coffee pot and half-and-half with me?

    Janie the h2o and caffeine junkie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 27 Oct 06 - 08:24 PM

    Coffee, Tea...etc..WILL be available...We may have to make it beyond meal times, but they leave makings handy. There are actually coffee pots & microwaves in the cabins.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 28 Oct 06 - 03:03 PM

    We'll need to let them know whether we want coffee supplies in all of the cabins/lodges. We'll also have to make sure the coffee pots are refilled, turned off, etc. Some of you may also want to bring your favorite kind of coffee though. I dont' think there is hot water for tea in the cabins but I think there will be some in the dining hall and the retreat center.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 30 Oct 06 - 08:44 PM

    Well we have made some changes to the schedule grids, to accommodate all kinds of needs & problems including different meal times than at Ramblewood. I'll get them up tomorrow, or late tonight.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 30 Oct 06 - 11:53 PM

    Okay, here is the last-and-final version of the schedule grids (may it be so!)

    We had good reasons for making these changes and gave it many hours of thought. Still, it's a "given" that every change inconveniences and frustrates someone who was perfectly happy before the change! -- But with luck this will be better in lots of ways for most people.

    The Workshop List is now organized by days, and has extra information about each workshop.


    Workshop List

    Saturday Schedule

    Sunday Schedule

    Saturday Schedule - Printable MS-WORD format

    Sunday Schedule - Printable MS-WORD format

    Rita


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Lin in Kansas
    Date: 30 Oct 06 - 11:56 PM

    Oh boy--

    I've been reading these threads with great envy for the last few years. Now I am going to be forced to do some serious pleading, begging, and penny-saving to convince John we really do HAVE to go next year! A workshop on squeezeboxes!!!! Doo Wop!!!! Old Timey!!!! Country!!!! What bounty! What fun! Can't wait to read the FSGW Debriefing afterwards. Hope your weather's lovely and everybody manages without any sleep (unnecessary, right?). I am absolutely pea-green with envy.

    (Lest I give the wrong impression, John would also like to be there. It's just that we can't miss Walnut Valley, and affording TWO festivals in the space of two months...well, it could be tricky! Cloning workshop, you said??)

    Lin


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Susan of DT
    Date: 31 Oct 06 - 07:52 AM

    Can food for the potluck be heated/cooked/microwaved there? Different sites have had different kitchen rules.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 31 Oct 06 - 12:01 PM

    Susan..there is a mini-kitchen..(like you'd find in a church) in the retreat center. So we can heat stuff and wash our own pots & pans. There are also microwaves...(even in the cabins).
    We can lay out stuff and eat in the dining hall, but we'll have to carry things back & forth if they need to be heated. (Only a very short walk)...Then we'll need to clean up after ourselves before we all quit for the night. So...if everyone takes responsibility for "dealing with what you bring", it should be fine. It's 'different', but workable. (The last 5 years we didn't have any place to wash dishes, and that was awkward.)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 31 Oct 06 - 12:15 PM

    This also means that if you bring lots of potluck, you can re-heat it for yourself or for the group at midnight snack time. Just remember it all has to be carried to the dining hall, and carried back later. We will need lots of help on that.

    In addition, we'd like to have volunteers to take charge of the potluck or midnight snack activities each night, so that we (Carly, Nancy, Charlie and I) can finally sit back and enjoy ourselves. :-) We have a volunteer to be in charge for Saturday, now need Friday and Sunday.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 31 Oct 06 - 12:51 PM

    Come on Catter's, let us see some volunteers. THE FSGW folks work really hard to make this event, which we love so dearly, happen. Much of the work falls on a few people, and happens long before we begin to drive up on Friday night. It would be great if those who did the bulk of the work have a chance to relax and enjoy themselves. If lots of people volunteer, then no one has to work too hard.

    If you have not yet volunteered to help with something, pm Carly and get yourself signed up. They have already let us know they need help. Lets not make them run us down at the Getaway to say what they need help with.

    Jacqui, Sinsull, Tinker and I have volunteered to run the silent auction. If no one else steps up to take a lead volunteer roll for Friday pot luck or Sunday night snack, I will do so (but boy will I be muttering under my breath at those who take full advantage of the fun without contributing to helping it happen and run smoothly.)

    You don't want me muttering, do you?

    When Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy

    Janie

    BTW--men can also volunteer


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: MMario
    Date: 31 Oct 06 - 12:55 PM

    dagnabit Janie - you weren't suppossed to tell anyone that!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 31 Oct 06 - 01:04 PM

    since a lot of good potential volunteers don't read this everyday, I wouldn't worry. It 'shouldn't' be difficult to recruit a couple folks during arrival, if we don't get 'em right here...It won't be a terribly complicated job....mostly just observing and nagging a bit and directing traffic.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
    Date: 31 Oct 06 - 05:38 PM

    Well, since I haven't seen much -- or any -- adverse comment on the NEW FINAL schedule Rita posted, I have to assume it's PERFECT! :0) (At least I hope it doesn't mean everybody's been PM-ing their complaints to Rita....)

    There are several things about the schedule that are not quite what we would wish, but it's the best we could do, particularly in the face of several last-minute challenges. We probably wouldn't have scheduled so many workshops, but Mudcatters and others came up with so many good ideas we just had to include! Next year we'll try to aim for fewer workshops, some of them longer than 1 hour.

    I do want to send a special thank-you to Carly's husband, Dean Clamons, who set up the schedule grid in the computer in both Word and HTM versions -- and also changed all the times on the workshop list when we had to scrunch things into a tighter time frame. And then he re-did all of it when more changes were made, again, and again, and again...   A very patient man, our friend Dean.

    Looking forward to seeing y'all this weekend!

    Nancy


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Barry Finn
    Date: 31 Oct 06 - 07:40 PM

    It really is perfect Nancy.
    See ya
    Barry


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 02:10 PM

    Weather Forecasts for the Getaway at West River, MD


    Weather Underground
    National Weather Service, NOAA
    AccuWeather.com
    Capital Weather


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 04:06 PM

    yep...chilly, but clear and sunny. We can live with that. Kids can run about in the daytime.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Micca
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 04:49 PM

    Geez Guys there is no need to be THAT accomodating for us Brits!!! that looks like the forecast for London for the last few days , even the temps Thursday

    Sunrise 06:53 (GMT)
    Sunset 16:34 (GMT) 50F 33F   

    Friday

    Sunrise 06:55 (GMT)
    Sunset 16:32 (GMT) 51F 35F

    Saturday

    Sunrise 06:57 (GMT)
    Sunset 16:30 (GMT) 51F 39F 2 moderate   1035   56   
    Sunday

    Sunrise 06:59 (GMT)
    Sunset 16:28 (GMT) 53F 42


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Charlie Baum
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 04:54 PM

    Also a reminder that this year, we're camping on Standard Time (Daylight Losing Time?), so it gets dark between 5 and 5:45 pm.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 05:07 PM

    Ya jes' had to make it really really cold, didn't you. I know what you Eastern Seaboard guys are like -- I was raised in New England, where the snow blows uphill both ways. But it seems a bit extreme to say "cold weather" and "no hootch" in the same blow!!! LOL!!!! Haven't y'all learned anything since Plymouth???? LOL

    Amos-in-Sunny-San-Diego....


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 05:34 PM

    yeah, yeah...I know from San Diego. Comfy both Winter & Summer....

    I sure wish the last two days had been Getaway....it was shirtsleeve weather...and it looks to be relatively warm NEXT week!

    (Well, certainly no hootch on the dinner table! Who knows what might appear late at night in a cabin...*I* certainly don't!)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 06:25 PM

    Well, I don't care -- I am braving the frigidity and coming anyway, and I yam so excited I can't type! Se wioyu I mb[ta???



    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Nancy King
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 06:28 PM

    Hey, at least it's not supposed to rain! Remember the last time we went to Prince William Forest Park? Nasty! And the buildings are heated, so it really shouldn't be a problem -- just bring a jacket!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 07:32 PM

    I was thinking of a bundling board....


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Bill D
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 09:28 PM

    one word, Amos.... splinters.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Amos
    Date: 01 Nov 06 - 10:01 PM

    Not once you learn how to handle them, Bill... it's not a problem .... it's an opportunity!


    A


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 02 Nov 06 - 02:17 PM

    RE hooch or the absence thereof: Absent is better. If not absent, then invisible. (George Rathbone has a nice supply of magic wands and Invisibility Tokens left over from years of leading Fantasy Adventures.... Of course if you use them you might find yourself fighting a dragon or being turned into a toad.... The man has a weird sense of humor.)


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Janie
    Date: 02 Nov 06 - 02:56 PM

    Wheeeee! I'm on my way!

    Rita et. al.--I will be arriving pretty early tommorrow and I make like a pretty good worker ant.

    Janie


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 02 Nov 06 - 03:12 PM

    Wow, Dean has created the most incredible set of online schedule grids. You may want to print them and bring them.

    First of all they're in color.

    Second (this won't help once you're at the Getaway) if you hold your cursor over a workshop, you will see at least the beginning of the blurb for that workshop.

    Don't try to use the links from grid to grid though, because we haven't figured it out quite yet....

    We know it's late to get this glitzy feature this year, but now that Dean has figured it out, we'll have it available from now on (as long as we can cajole Dean into being on the committe, at least!)

    Take a look.



    Workshop List


    Saturday Schedule



    Sunday Schedule



    Saturday Schedule - Printable MS-WORD format



    Sunday Schedule - Printable MS-WORD format


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Ferrara
    Date: 02 Nov 06 - 07:15 PM

    Well I forgot to post when Dean fixed the links. Just for grins, if anyone actually sees this post, let me know, here or over the weekend. Around here we're packing, plus Bill's off to Dulles Airport to pick up Crane Driver & Sussex Carole.


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Jeri
    Date: 03 Nov 06 - 08:26 AM

    Yep, I know this message will eventually be edited out.

    I'm not going to be there, and I've avoided saying so because it would have been my eighth year in a row and it breaks my heart to not be there. I can't drive for 9 hour drive, get out of the car and party like I used to be able to do; the timing means missed work (and I HAVE to be there on Monday); the money - gas, tolls, missed work... mostly the length of the drive.

    Everybody have fun, and post your stories when it's over. I want to hear about the great workshops, concerts, and impromptu singing, as well as who won the 2006 bunk-diving competition and who was busted by the booze police or did anything else amusingly (no permanent damage) embarrassing.

    Lessez les bon temps roullez!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: Maryrrf
    Date: 03 Nov 06 - 09:50 AM

    I'm all excited - working this morning, picking up my friend Maria at 1:00 and we're heading up Route 301! See ya'll there!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: jacqui.c
    Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:03 AM

    We're at Tinkers and just about ready to get going for the final leg of the journey.

    Looking forward to a great weekend!


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: karen k
    Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:53 AM

    I'll miss you all. Have a wonderful time. Look forward to lots of reports. I hate it that I can't be there but next year for sure. Be good to Mick, please.

    love to all,
    karen


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    Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2006 Program Information
    From: catspaw49
    Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:04 AM

    ANYTHING that gets videotaped needs to be on YouTube......specifically embarrassing stuff.

    Have a great time, but the rest of could use some video!

    Spaw


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