Mudcat Café message #2619040 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119924   Message #2619040
Posted By: Charley Noble
26-Apr-09 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Music In Michigan (Charley Noble)? 20-23 April '09
Subject: RE: Music In Michigan (Charley Noble)? 20-23 April '09
Well, we certainly had a nice gathering last evening at the Sally Potter/Ruelaine Stokes residence here in Lansing. There were about a dozen or so old friends assembled whom I've worked and played with in music, politics, and alternative energy projects. And there was lots of great food, an abundance of Middle Eastern dishes that I dearly love but much, much more. There was probably more chatting than music initially but we certainly did have a good music session later as well. Paul was encouraged to sing his all time favorite "I'd Rather Make a Revolution than $50 an Hour" and I was encouraged to lead "Shafted in Shaftsburg." But we also got to lead some of our newer songs, and then many old favorite sing-a-longs.

We are all getting older and I find it fascinating to view people through the perspective of having known them for over 30 years, what has changed and what seems familiar.

There is a young gray cat in this household named "Charley" that greatly appreciates having more potential packmates, and he certainly was the life of the party. He was a stray kitten some months ago but is now becoming a commanding presence.

This evening I'll probably get together with Karrie Potter, another old music friend who is getting married later this month and who needed to be out of town yesterday for a family related "shower."

Big Mick has been in contact with my friend Paul Emery in Grand Rapids and a song party is definitely on at Paul's house in East Town for Wednesday evening beginning at 7 pm. If you're within range, please feel free to attend. Send me a PM for details.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble