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Posted By: Charley Noble
29-Apr-09 - 09:32 AM
Thread Name: Music In Michigan (Charley Noble)? 20-23 April '09
Subject: RE: Music In Michigan (Charley Noble)? 20-23 April '09
Not a lot to report from yesterday. I went down to the Lansing Public Market to nose around. My memories of the old brick buildings by the Grand River include rows and rows of fresh grocery products, fruits and vegetables all beautifully displayed. It's really early in the season for any fresh vegetables, so most of the booths were empty except for craft and food booths, but there was a big booth representing the East Lansing Food Co-op. I did run into some old friends as expected, including one of my favorite neighborhood organizers, Priscilla; we had a long talk about how things were going in the city, the current political leadership and how to deal with the recession, and we reminisced about old battles and friends. I had lunch at a booth specializing in Egyptian meat pies (of such a size and packed full of meat!) and then ventured off to East Lansing in search of graduation gifts, and had some success.

Then later that day Karrie and I went over to have dinner with our old Rivendell housemate David who has been researching cancer treatments for the last 30 years. David was able to fill us in on what some of our other former housemates had been doing but there are some that we've totally lost track of. If we ever managed to get the whole group together, we'd have an amazing party! But we better hurry while we can still party.

Karrie, who is getting married (finally) later this month was showing us photos of her new house in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia; it's a nice big house with lots of rooms for books, musical instruments, and visitors. And she's already established contacts with the old-time music community there through her job at Elderly Instruments; just know that if you're in the greater Richmond area that she is a fine singer, banjo and guitar player, and all around organizer and long-time friend; PM for more specifics if you'd like to meet her.

Today I pack up all the stuff I've scattered about Sally and Ruelaine's house and head off to Grand Rapids for my visit with Paul, and hopefully another good music party.

Charlie the cat says "Hello!"

Cheerily,
Charley Noble