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Getaway 2008 Program Planning

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Amos 21 Jul 08 - 11:00 PM
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Amos 23 Jul 08 - 10:26 AM
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Nancy King 23 Jul 08 - 05:46 PM
Severn 23 Jul 08 - 06:05 PM
Lonesome EJ 24 Jul 08 - 01:01 AM
Severn 24 Jul 08 - 07:20 AM
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Bill D 24 Jul 08 - 08:01 PM
Barry Finn 25 Jul 08 - 12:05 AM
kendall 25 Jul 08 - 07:28 AM
MMario 25 Jul 08 - 08:45 AM
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Severn 25 Jul 08 - 10:12 AM
Big Mick 25 Jul 08 - 10:36 AM
Amos 25 Jul 08 - 10:55 AM
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Nancy King 26 Jul 08 - 12:03 AM
Micca 26 Jul 08 - 12:15 AM
Barry Finn 26 Jul 08 - 01:01 AM
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Subject: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 05:33 PM

Well, folks, it's time to get down to the business of planning the program for the 2008 Folklore Society of Greater Washington Getaway! This year's Getaway will be October 3-6, at the West River Conference Center on the Chesapeake Bay, and you're all welcome to join the fun!

If you'd like more information about the Getaway, check the description on the FSGW site (fsgw.org). Right now this info refers to last year's event, but this year will be similar, and updated info will be there before too long. Or, you can put "Getaway" into the filter box at the top of the Mudcat page, set the age for a year or two, and you'll get more information than you could possibly want.

One of the nifty things about the Getaway is that we really try to tailor each year's program to the interests and talents of those who will be attending. But until we know who's coming and what they want to do, it's hard to do that. The Program Committee -- Carly Gewirz (Mudcatter "Carly"), Lorraine van Buren (Mudcatter "Lorraine"), and I – have been working on a fine lineup of invited guests. So far we have confirmed The Beans, Wally Macnow and Berta Scott-Macnow, and Elizabeth LaPrelle, and we're working on getting rides for a few others. Now we're starting to put together lists of possible workshops, and we're ready for your input!

So, if you plan to come, please let us know that, and tell us what you would like to see on the program. Are there workshops you'd like to lead, co-lead, or attend? Workshops from previous years you'd like to see repeated (or not)? We're open to all suggestions, and although we can't promise that every one of them will end up on the final list, we can assure you that all will be given due consideration. You can post to this thread with your ideas, or PM any of us.

It would be a big help, by the way, if this thread could be reserved for program issues – other Getaway topics can be posted to this thread, or maybe you could start a new one.

The Getaway is all about participation, so start participating now!

Looking forward to seeing you all in October!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 05:58 PM

In that case I will repeat the bid for a mini Concert for SilverSmith (Maryrrf and Leadfingers) and a Whistle workshop by me . if you want one .


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 06:26 PM

Gotcha, Terry. You're on the list. We'll be in touch in a little while with more details.

I goofed in the initial post, and left out one of our invited guests! In addition to The Beans, Wally and Berta, and Elizabeth LaPrelle -- all of whom are great -- we will also have Murray Callahan! Any of you who have met and/or heard her will realize what a fine treat this will be.

So now -- give us your ideas!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Micca
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 06:27 PM

Nacy, I will be there too, and am willing to lead/co-lead the Songwriters showcase and/or Parodies workshops!!! The songwriters showcase was intended so that songwriters could introduce the how why of a song of theirs and then present it. It has been very enjoyavble the last few years.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 07:07 PM

Nacy (it's hard to follow after Micca), Rita, Carly, Charlie & who ever else,
I'm tickled that the Beans will be there & espically Elizabeth (don't know Willy & Bertha but I'm sure they'll be a treat too).

Use me as you will, shanties, prison work, I labor for love &/or food so have no fear in abusing me.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 07:09 PM

Sorry. I didn't see that it was Wally Macnow (still don't know Berta), it'll be great to see him again.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 08:33 PM

I'd love to co-lead a parody workshop with Micca, or to get involved in a Utah Phillips workshop.

Nancy - you've already mentioned to me reprising the Mummers play - that's fine with me.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 08:38 PM

I'm not yet sure that Kris and I will be there, but we're free this year and I want to go unless it conflicts with a trip to Montana. We can always do a "2/3 of Woodchucks' Revenge" mini-concert, heavy on, but not exclusively, parodies and songs in dubious taste. Or does Kendall have a monopoly on songs in dubious taste at this gathering?

Peter


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 08:45 PM

How about Elizabeth and Barry doing a workshop/concert on Appalachian Ballads and their maritime counterparts?

I volunteered to do a workshop on Fallen Women in Song.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 08:54 PM

I'd certainly be willing to help coordinate another shanty workshop but I'd appreciate help.

If there is interest in sea ballads, old and new, I'd be happy to help coordinate that as well.

I'm also interested in outrageous parodies, Appalachian ballads, and drinking songs, in no particular order.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 08:59 PM

Peter, I don't have a monopoly on anything except Jacqui. Go for it.

Seriously, since I seem to be getting my voice back, I hope to be able to sing, and I'm quite sure I will be able to tell a few stories.I'd like to get in on the Utah Phillips workshop. So, Nancy, have your way with me. I'm too old to fight and too lazy to run.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 09:01 PM

"Have your way with me" ???    Hmmmm....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 09:39 PM

Those last two posts are going to cost years of therapy. Maybe Becca72 and I should start a support group?

I'm at your disposal for whatever is needed - especially a Utah Phillips workshop, but also whatever else you need me for. Just let me know far enough in advance to learn some songs for the given topic(s)....

Dan


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:21 PM

I would like to be in on the Utah Phillips workshop, and any thing else you need. That is if you are able after having your way with kendall. Brain worm....... I will never get that image out of my head.   Move over on the couch, Dan.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: maeve
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:32 PM

Oh my, oh my...What some of us will be missing!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:51 PM

Some workshop suggestions (some recycled):

"Hatred"----"One Sunday Morning", "Sam Hall", "I'm A Good Old Rebel", people, jobs, political institutions, nationalities or just the world in general. Vent with a passion!

20th Century American Military Songs-World Wars to the Present. Ones you learned yourself. Male AND Female Jody Calls. Songs your father sang. Songs from "Bless "em All" to those beyond blessing. Home Fires Burning to Cities Burning.


Or narrow it down to , say 20th Century metal Navy songs


"On The Lam"-Exiles, fugatives, outlaws, Foxes and Hares and just people running scared.

"Cities & Towns"-places you're proud of being from or merely glad you're far away from. People who belong there and sailors, travellers and bumpkins just passing through. Louisville, the hometown of Uncle Dave's heart to Jock Hawk In Glasgow-type first impressions.

Songs You learned as a kid (with a recorded version sent up to Azizi)

Vile Fluids (Alchohol, poisons, medicines, potions, sewage, even Scottish waulking songs. Anything from "Cod Liver Oil" to the contents of Larry Marr's "Big Five Gallon Jar".

"Birds"-Hawks, chickens, ravens,cranes, goneys or linnets. From hungry vultures to bluebirds of happiness.

Disguises-Anything from "The Half Hitch" to "Claudy Banks" to "Queen Elenor's Confession" to "Sovay" to "The Handome Cabin Boy" Disguise is the limit!

"Diseases"-acne to pox to the common cold, from "slow condumption killing you by degrees' to "The Boogie Disease" (the doctor says you might get better, but you won't get well!, or even the Heebie Jeebies!


Just some ideas. See if any of this floats.....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:58 PM

"Consumption", that is!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 11:37 PM

If y'all can stand it, I have loads of material for a Roots workshop.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 11:45 PM

Wal, the Songwriters Swap has been a success every year I've been there, and I'd like to see that happen. I'll be glad to provide a couple, and chair it if need be as long as it ain't cross scheduled against Kendall. ;>)

Be nice to see Gordon again this year--any chance?



A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 06:45 AM

"Severn" said: "Hatred"----"One Sunday Morning", "Sam Hall", "I'm A Good Old Rebel", people, jobs, political institutions, nationalities or just the world in general. Vent with a passion!

20th Century American Military Songs-World Wars to the Present. Ones you learned yourself. Male AND Female Jody Calls. Songs your father sang. Songs from "Bless "em All" to those beyond blessing. Home Fires Burning to Cities Burning.


I would like to get in on either of those, if it's a workshop format.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 07:30 AM

You people always take the most simple statement and turn it into something naughty!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 07:50 AM

Roots! Yes, please do Roots!

Not that you could fit all the songs into one workshop, but it might be fun to see if we could sing our way around the states? Songs that are about each (a la West Virginia You Are My Home).

This Getaway is going to be the Best Ever! Sign me up to host after-hours therapy ;) ... with a chaperone, of course.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 08:08 AM

Roots? Rutabegas? Horseradish?

I'd like to be in on the "Have Your Way With Kendall" workshop as long as Jacqui is scheduled to lead a workshop someplace else. Bring the leather jacket, Captain.

How about Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Leggety Beasties in song?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 08:09 AM

I too am in on the Hate workshop - attendee.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 08:32 AM

Hmmm, heavy metal Navy songs? I might be able to come up with a few World War 1 candidates.

And I have a few potato songs for the roots workshop, although some claim that the potato is a fruit!

No one has suggested a workshop of songs exploring "The Perversity of Inanimate Objects" such as socks, coat hangers, and keys.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: MMario
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 08:35 AM

*sob* I can't be there! *whimper,whinge,whimper*


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: artbrooks
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 09:05 AM

Are we all grownups? I have a few Vietnam War songs, but they're kinda dirty.

Mostly, I'm in as an appreciative member of the audience.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 09:40 AM

Charley,

Since the definition of perverse is, "how folksingers and shantymen would ideally like to be paid", I'm sure we could compose an album's worth of appropriate songs on the spot.

"The Sock That Never Returned", "They Call Me Hanger Johnny", stuff like that....

There are enough existing key songs to fill up a whole workshop already by themselves- "Locks And Bolts", Key To The Highway", "The Keyhole In The Door" or even "Unchained Melody", if anybody's at home on THAT range and actually can hit all those notes.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: ClaireBear
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 09:45 AM

Ghoulies and Ghosties -- a great idea!

I'm still interested in house-visiting traditions--Pace-egging, Bonfire Night, Hoodening/Wassailing and so on--but I don't have enough material to lead it, at least not by myself. (Plus, I'm shy.)

If anyone else has that or a similar folkloric interest, I'd love to combine forces and/or subjects.

By the way, I loved the doo-wop workshop last year, far more than I had any reason to believe I would.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 10:13 AM

HMMMMM Does Massacre at Glencoe fit the theme of a visiting tradition, ClaireBear?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 10:26 AM

Pay no attention to MM--he is being obstinate, wilful and disingenuous. He could be there if he chose. But he swears he is enthralled by familial sorceresses who make the most remote nephew's toothbrushing ceremony more compelling than the Getaway. Do not be fooled.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jacqui.c
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 10:27 AM

Kendall doesn't go anywhere in the jacket without me - that's what I call a monopoly.

Sounds like there are a lot of good ideas - we're going to need that cloning workshop on the Friday night I reckon.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 10:42 AM

The two of yez in the same jacket at the same time is truly a sight to behold. Especially when one of you feel like turning around...


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 11:31 AM

Claire, we've been intrigued by the idea of a workshop on house-visiting songs ever since you proposed it last year, but we've not found anyone who knew enough about the traditions involved to lead it. Lots of us know a few songs, but if we're going to do it, we ought to have a bit of the lore thrown in as well. Anybody want to volunteer for that one?

We're getting some interesting ideas here -- keep 'em coming!

By the way, I should mention that we have a very limited number of slots available for mini-concerts, as we want to keep most of the time available for the participatory workshops that make the Getaway the inclusive event it is. And of course all of our special invited guests are scheduled for minis -- it's just about the only perk they get. So don't be too disappointed if you're not tapped for a mini -- you're in good company!

More ideas?

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 11:44 AM

How about "The Gossip-al Truth" workshop?

Nasty rumors that know no boarders, coming from nasty rooms, all strictly innuendo and out the other. Songs with "so they say" and "I've heard tell", and "Sad news has come to town, sad news is carried" and "There's a story goin' round" and "Don't start me to talkin'" and the like in them. Signifying monkeys, and their human bretheren as well.......


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 01:05 PM

Severn-

Indeed there are many verses that relate to "The Perversity of Inanimate Objects":

The next came in was a sock troll
Whose dress was exceedingly droll,
Whose dress was exceedingly droll,
When he joined in the jovial crew
For he was attired in socks he'd snatched,
Argyle, stripped, and some was patched,
And not a single one did match –
When Jones ale was new, me boys,
When Jones ale was new!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 01:12 PM

I used to sing Unchained Melody, love the chord sequence.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 03:20 PM

Nancy,

Maybe a work shop on songs based on C. Fox Smith's poems. I suspect Charley Noble could help with that. I would like to twenty-fourth (too late to second) a Utah Phillip's workshop. Although I'm not as free with my body as Barry Finn seems to be, I do volunteer to help lead a workshop if you need a leader.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 03:29 PM

Charley, love your sock troll song!

Not to deviate too much from the bizarre and frivolous mood, but how about a workshop on songs about (for want of a better term) "crossing over" and/or saying goodbye to loved ones gone on? (Of course, songs on this general topic don't all have to be sad, serious, or somber, either.) I would be especially interested in original songs Mudcatters have created in response to such events in our own lives, but there are some excellent ones from non-Catters as well.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 04:28 PM

All Right, Charley!

Socks and Dregs and Rock & Roll!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 04:35 PM

Interesting: Barry says "Use me as you will" and nobody notices. Kendall says "Have your way with me" and the ladies line up.

Barry, we have to get you a leather jacket.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: ClaireBear
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 04:47 PM

Boy, it's a good thing I wasn't drinking my tea when I read that, SINS -- there could have been one hell of a bill for the laptop repair!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 04:53 PM

LOL, Mary!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 04:59 PM

If we ALL get Black Leather ? ? ?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: ClaireBear
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 05:05 PM

So, are we going to have a black leather petting zoo?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: beardedbruce
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 05:21 PM

does brown leather count?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jacqui.c
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 08:12 PM

Let me explain. It's not just the jacket.

It's a bit like a box of chocolates. Now, they all look similar on the outside, but there are some with fillings that everybody wants and then there are the ones that always get left in the box.........


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Pamela from Ithaca
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 09:51 PM

I hope to be there, for the first time, this year.
But, looking over this list I don't think I'll suggest any workshops.
There's an overwhelming number already! I think I may just
need to be there and soak everything up... singing along the way, of course.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 10:28 PM

Pamela, thanks for getting us back on track! I'll stop giggling soon....

Anyway, we'll be glad to see you! Please understand that not all the workshops that have been suggested will actually happen. We're just gathering ideas, which we'll add to the list we already have, and eventually we'll come up with the Perfect Program. So, if you there's something you'd like us to include, just let us know.

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 10:35 PM

Roger in Baltimore et al-

I'm certainly well prepared to do a C. Fox Smith workshop, and that includes songs with choruses, not just a lecture. The working Anthology of her poems that Jim Saville and I have pulled together now includes 626 poems. Anyone else who can lead one of her songs would be more than welcome to do that. I have 20 or so to select from that I've either worked up or others have nailed in terms of fitting her poems to a tune. There are also a number of old sailor poets that I've also been working with: Burt Franklin Jenness, Bill Adams, Harry Kemp and John Masefield. Here's a link to my websites where there are full lyrics and MP3 samples of all of the above: Click here for website!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 11:53 PM

Jacqui -- how will you do the mummers workshop without the Egyptian Princess????? (eg - moi)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 12:16 AM

Are you saying that I'm a left over chocolate?
I guess the only thing left to do is to get me a soft black leather jacket.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Janie
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 12:54 AM

Barry - I LOVE leftover chocolate!

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 12:57 AM

Thanks Janie, squish me but don't put me back in the box

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Marion
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 05:39 AM

Would someone be so kind as to explain to a newbie what exactly a workshop consists of, and what the leaders do?

From previous threads I got the impression that a getaway workshop was basically a song circle with a theme, and everybody attending could lead a song related to the theme. Is that so?

Marion


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 07:23 AM

Marion - The workshop is what the person running it wants it to be !

IF I do a Whistle workshop , I try to pass on tips to experienced players to help them get better , while trying to get beginners to have some idea of the potential of the instrument . In between we seem to play a few tuunes and have a LOT of Discussion !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 08:07 AM

I am not sure what Jacqui is going on about. I have never seen a bit of chocolate left in the box at a Mudgather. She must have been watching a re-run of Forrest Gump.

God I hated that movie.

And before anyone gets any ideas, Justine "gave" Barry to me last week and I have witnesses.

Kendall is not the only one with sea blue eyes and dimples...of course there is the leather jacket.

Serious question: Are there now OFFICIAL noisy cabins and QUIET cabins? I was misplaced two years ago.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 09:09 AM

Marion-
You got it.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,goodnight gracie
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 11:25 AM

Nancy,

Thank you for all of you hard work in putting together the 2008 FSGW Getaway program. My thanks also to Carly and Lorraine. Some suggestions on workshops:

Songs from across the pond and back again -- years ago Carly led such a workshop at the WFF. It was fun to hear the songs that were adopted from the British Isles and those that made their way back again -- in different form. Carly and Elizabeth would be great hosts for this work shop.   

Something like songs of the U.S. civil war era (personal reflections of the time) -- with Judy Cook as host.   

If rumors are true and Dwaine Thorp (sp)is joining us this year, a blues workshop would be great.

I'm always a complete sucker for a do woop workshop. If Ken Schatz is joining us this year he would be a natural to host this work shop with Amos.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,goodnight gracie
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 11:32 AM

Nancy,

Me again. More suggestions:

Murray leading a workshop on english music hall songs.

Wally and Barry with Darrel Day(sp) and Alan Rathbone -- sea chanteys (something that would focus on the continuing tradition).

Grace


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ferrara
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 11:47 AM

Gracie, as Darriel's mom I second your suggestion to focus on the continuing tradition. "Passing it on," as it were.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 01:00 PM

Well, Marion, often Getaway workshops are basically song-circles-on-a-theme, but we usually try to make them a bit more than that. We try to choose leaders who have significant repertoires in the chosen topic, and who know enough to provide some background and history as well. Most folks are there for the singing, not for a lecture, but a good leader knows when to inject a few fascinating tidbits of lore in such a way as to enhance the session without bringing down the momentum. And leaders are always happy to discuss the fine points of a topic at any time during the weekend. That's one of the things that's great about the Getaway -- it's a wonderful opportunity for networking with people of similar interests.

Some workshops, including many of those on instrumental techniques, really are intended as teaching sessions, but we always encourage participation.

Hope that answers your question!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 03:57 PM

Three years ago when Ken Schatz and I were coordinating the Shanty workshop there must have been 60 people in attendance. It was a challenge to give everyone an opportunity to lead a song. If there is similar demand this year, we might consider breaking the group down into two subgroups, or scheduling two sessions at different times.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: beardedbruce
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 04:15 PM

Or making it a double long session ( or start it after dinner and let it go...)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 07:41 PM

I like chocolate in any form!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: artbrooks
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 08:44 PM

Should I bring New Mexico chili chocolate?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 08:45 PM

I will bite my tongue and ignore Kendall's opening.

A double long workshop sounds like a single workshop in need of a "Let's meet later and sing".


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ken Schatz
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 11:42 PM

Put me in, coach!

Ken


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: JedMarum
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 11:43 PM

I wish I could be there. Once again I'll miss - but one of these years I'll make it. I think I'll have to take careful aim and plan a year or two ahead ...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 12:20 AM

Coach, Hell, Ken! We'll put you in first class.

Then, when you actually get here, you can sing us some songs about travelling in steerage.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: ClaireBear
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 12:27 AM

Yippee! Ken's coming! I was so hoping; I'm a huge fan after last year.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 01:39 AM

Looks like the whole family will be in attendance. Zowie!

Better make that Utah workshop an extra-long one too - I don't think we can fit in all the people who want to participate in the course of an hour!

Dan


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 08:50 AM

Some of us will be content to sing along with the choruses. (chori?)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 08:59 AM

So much demand, so little time!

Ken, it will be delight to see and hear you again, not to mention other members of your family.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 09:22 AM

I'd thought I might be able to make it but no, not with those dates.

Sorry, in many ways.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Marion
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 10:53 AM

Thanks, Nancy, that does answer my question.

Marion


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Big Mick
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 12:44 PM

I'm putting in dibs right now for one of the verses on "Singing through the Hard Times".

Mick


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 07:02 PM

You've got it, Mick.
Very glad you can.

{{{{{Mick}}}}}

G


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 10:21 PM

Nancy,

I imagine Susette and I will come faithfully as we always do. I don't have any ideas at the moment. If there's something others would like us to do (hold on there 'spaw) I'm listening.

Of course there's always the nude folk (singing) workshop.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Janie
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 11:19 PM

That workshop on chicken songs somebody suggested up thread would be a lot of fun.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Micca
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 07:02 AM

Chance, the FOAOTMAD workshop that had the 35 (we counted them) Banjos all together might be worth reprising???

Micca grabbing coat and running for cover!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 07:44 AM

No, perhaps a few quiet ballads with lots of verses, instead.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 11:06 PM

Ooh...I like a bunch of those ideas Severn had up near the top of the thread. Some fine songs I could come up with for most of those. Some of 'em even trad!

Midchuck--If anyone in these parts has the market cornered on "songs in dubious taste", it'd probably be *me*, as FSGW's resident in-filk-trator... 8-)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ferrara
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 12:20 AM

I certainly do hope Jed Marum can make it again one of these years.

Could we consider having two slightly different shanty sessions? Maybe with different leaders? In the past we scheduled both a Ballads workshop and a Ballads with Choruses workshop, to accommodate all the people who want to sing ballads.

Or just have Shanties I on Saturday and Shanties II on Sunday?

Rita


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 10:04 AM

Last night we went to the banjo festival at the Birchmere. Kathy Fink, hosting the show, recalled that she had met Reed Martin at the Getaway and heard him play the banjo in 1976 or so, and the tremendous influence he had on her.

This is not a nostalgia thread, but can't help I recalling the many Getaways I have attended then, and since.

Many friends of those years have passed on, but some remain. Perhaps we should reach out to them.

Here are a few names:

Riki Schneyer
Reed Martin
Bruce Hutton
Lars Hanslin

cheers,
chance


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 10:32 AM

I'm curious. Is there really serious interest in a workshop on Cicely Fox Smith, the British poet from the early 1900's whose nautical poems are now being adapted for singing? In connection with the Anthology project I'm coordinating with Jim Saville of the UK, I've determined that there are well over 30 recordings that include songs based on her poems, most produced since 1991.

There certainly was strong interest by those who attended the recent workshop I coordinated at the Mystic Sea Music Festival with Danny & Joyce McLeod and Bob Zentz. But would there be more than a dozen people interested in attending one at Gateaway?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 11:39 AM

Oops...I seem to have tossed a cookie there. Not that I made it particularly difficult for anyone to unmask me... 8-)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 12:25 PM

One of me would surely attend, Charley!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: ClaireBear
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 01:05 PM

Barring hideous scheduling conflicts, I would be there too, Charlie.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jimmyt
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 06:35 PM

Am planning right now to attend. I will bring my upright and my bass voice. Would like to jam some blues with anyone and sing do-wop till the cows come home, again bass. I am trying to talk Jayne into coming as well. SHe has never seen folk musicians up close! grin


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 11:26 PM

jimmy, if you do a do wop jam, I'll be there do wopping wit yez till the cows come home. *g*
I wish MouseThief were coming. He's the king of do wop!
Genie

PS
I've always wanted to do a sort of 'band scramble' only for a cappella do wop ensembles.
(OK, not always, but for a long time.)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jimmyt
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 10:31 AM

also count me in for Terry's whistle workshop! he is da king o'da whistles!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 10:24 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 12:48 PM

If TRUBRIT doesn't come, does that mean her husband Tom also won't come? I thought we were planning on curry and pot roast served with utensils?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: beardedbruce
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 12:56 PM

And how would the utensils be prepared? Sauteed?

I would actually like to see fewer simultaneous workshops- I want to be more places than I can go, even if I only stay for part of a workshop.

But I don't see how to do so without reducing the number of workshops, which I do not think anyone wants to do.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Goodnight Night Gracie
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 12:57 PM

I second Chance's suggestion regarding reaching out to some folks who have not attended the Getaway recently. Pete and I also attended the Banjo Festival and had a great time.

Grace


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 01:12 PM

Badada dum, da dum, da dum dad dad dad dummmm Ooooooh-waaaaa
Badada dum, da dum, da dum dad dad dad dummmm Ooooooh-waaaaa
Badada dum, da dum, da dum dad dad dad dummmm Ooooooh-waaaaa
Badada dum, da dum, da dum dad dad dad dummmm Ooooooh-waaaaa
...jes' warming up, guys.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 01:39 PM

Since the Getaway is well advertised in our newsletter, I'd presume that 'local' members who once attended have chosen, for their own reasons, not to attend in recent years. I hesitate to beg 'reach out' to folks if it is just to make some cameo appearance to lead one workshop or do a mini-concert. (This has happened a few times)

If there are folks we think might like to really come back and be part of the Getaway Experience, I'd sure love to see 'em!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for the plug Jimmy ! IF I get a workshop , I hope Bill D will be along for it ! He was really helpful at the last one !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 02:27 PM

And ANOTHER 100th ! LOL


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 02:28 PM

Did I hear that Sandy and Caroline Paton might be there this year? I would reach out to them in a heartbeat.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 04:05 PM

"Can we get Gordon back?" he said again....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 07:32 PM

I'll ask him.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 07:50 PM

Nancy,

I strongly disagree with BillD and I've like to recommend to the committee for next year that we consider some "invited guests" that were participants from the past. I think it would lend a kind of historical continuity and join with the new threads, like mudcatters, that are re=energizing the Getaway. It would be reunion.

best,
chance


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 07:52 PM

I for one would love to attend a harmony workshop lead by Priscilla Herdman. Has she ever attended?

And has there ever been a concertina workshop? Maybe Andrew McKay would be interested in leading one, given that he and Carole are planning to attend.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: ClaireBear
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 08:17 PM

Ooh-ah...yes to the concertina workshop, and me with a Crane I've yet to learn to play (after years of squeezing away inadequately on my McCann). I wonder if it will fit into my luggage?

And of course I'd love to see Gordon again as well...

Claire


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 08:25 PM

Opps....

I recieved a PM thoday and have not been doin' my due dilegence here for which I apologize...

I will facilitate a blues workshop as I have done in the past...

On a more controversal note, I would be more than happy to do a mini-concert but I'd like it to have some amplification because I'd like to perform with both my CBG (Cigar Box Geetar) and with the "Back Porcher" (5 stringed elcetric which was the prototype of the "Honeydripper" geetra from Danny Glover's movie "Honeydripper" made by the same guy who made the geetar for the movie...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 08:52 PM

bobert I would enjoy hearing your electric instruments. It would add some zest. If you want a small amp let me know, I'll check to see if ours is in working order.

and I will come a play in your blues workshop.

best to peavine.
regards, chance


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 09:05 PM

Thanks, chance, fir yer support... I know that amplification is an issue but without it I have two instruments which cannot be shared... I ain't talkin' "Smashing Pumpkins" here but seeing as this would represent a major break from the past, it's gonna take some hard swallowing on some folks parts...

Either way, count me in for facilitatin' a blues workshop and I'm countin' on you, Chance, for a couple songs...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jimmyt
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 09:20 PM

Bobert, I would be honored to play some blues with you again. I have a small nice amp I can bring that will produce nice quality acoustic sound but with a bit of kick to it, should you want it. jimmyt


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 10:15 PM

bobert,

I don't know who decides these things, maybe Nancy and Rita and Carly can give you dispensation, but seems to me that the people who might object will have alternatives to the blues workshop or other appearances by your instruments.

Nobody seemed to object when Gatemouth Brown brought his telecaster to the National Folkfestival. They have had many and various electric instruments at the Smithsonian Folklife festival on the Mall.

cheers,
chance


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 10:45 PM

I'm game, acoustic or electric, Bobez.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ferrara
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 08:13 PM

I don't know whether there's room on the schedule given all the great ideas so far, but I would like to see a workshop on "Dick Rodgers Remembered" or "Dick Rodgers and the Folk Scare" or "Hurdy-Gurdy Players I Have Known," or whatever.

Bruce Phillips was and is a national treasure and all that, but Dick was "something else," as my mother used to say. And I miss him.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ken Schatz
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 09:45 PM

Thank you, Charlie and ClaireBear and Severn and Dan and everybody! I'm looking forward to seeing all of you and singing much. Mick, very glad you'll be there.

Ken


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 09:14 AM

Refresh. I am sure the FSGW folks are still open to more ideas.

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 09:23 AM

"Dick Rogers Remembered"--a fine idea. Count me in.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 09:29 AM

I will see if I can build a hurdy-gurdy in time. Count me in.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 10:01 AM

My schedule changed! I'm a-comin!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jimmyt
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 10:15 AM

EJ!!! Is it possible that we may reunite with Bobert for another jam? I can't wait! jimmyt


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 10:19 AM

Would it be a hurried-y gurdy if you have to rush to complete it?

SINSULL, if you feel you must be rosin to the occaision to answer the crank call of the siren song of Dick's hurdy gurdy, we'd love to see what you create, and we hope it'll be up and running and giving chase by Getaway time.

And of course, the more people that bring their own similar instruments, the easier it will be to bill the tribute as "Live At Gurdy's Folk City". Imagine a whole herd o' gurdies! That might even sell a live CD of the proceedings and establish a market for our "local legend" in Greenwich Village for it. But then again, maybe not......


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 10:55 AM

Dick,

I, at least, have always enjoyed the yearly musical lectures that make up your annual (verging on perennial) Roots workshop.

Some uninitiated readers though, might come to the conclusion based on posts upscroll that the term "Roots Workshop" would indicate some sort of "Beet Generation" oriented affair, an excuse to sing all their favorite Irish famine laments, or even a New Age way way to get in touch with one's "inner-tuber" and and might not bother to turnip or carrot all.

You might want to tell the uninformed what kind of roots-for-the- home-team that the always-worthy workshop actually consists of.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 01:15 PM

Ok-
For thems what's innarested---

My Roots workshop is simply my attempt to use recordings to present the kind of material that people like Pete Seeger and Martin Carthy and Ewan MacColl learned from. I try to provide a minimum of talk and a maximum of music, and to present a really broad sweep of what folk music was before it became pop. I've played music from chain gangs, gypsies, early blues artists, spiritual choirs, gospel groups, sailors and whatever.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 02:27 AM

jimmy, I'm open to it!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 03:13 AM

Gawd, Severn, with all those horrible puns, are you sure you're not related to my (recently departed) father? LOL
That would make us kin, I guess.
Oh, well, I guess I know what I'm "in fer" in taking up your offer of floor or couch space. ; D
(I'll try to keep the groans down to a minimum.)

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 03:15 AM

Dick G, "I try to provide a minimum of talk and a maximum of music ... "
Wow! What a concept! ; D


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 09:34 AM

(I've often wondered whether, if we advertised a "talking, debating, explaining and joke telling workshop", they would come and sing continuously.)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 10:09 AM

Okay, first of all, my bad!!!

When I was PNM's about participation I assumed that I was needed to facilitate the blues workshop... I have since learned that my buddy, Roger from Baltimore, had been asked so I "if I am nominated, I will nopt run and if I am elected I will not serve..." There... That oughtta take care of that little buziness...

As for the band:

LJ on harmonica
JimmyT on Bass (yes, bring a small amp)
Amos on lead guiatr
Bobert on guitars and vocals

Anyone else want in??? We could use a woman and maybe someone with non-musical disabilities for diversity... Maybe a leftie... No, not politics, gol danged it... Left handed...

Oh, if Gutbucketeer is coming, he's also on bass...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 11:21 AM

There will be a C. Fox Smith workshop, according to my PM from Nancy, and I think I'd like it to be a demonstration of how some of her nautical poems have been adapted for singing from different corners of this wide world. It may be a very small group, but maybe interest will build. I'd like to know in advance if anyone else is prepared to lead one of her songs. I have lots of songs I can lead and lots of background on her life but that's not my favorite kind of workshop. I'd much rather provide bits of background in the context of a particular poem. And I'll certainly prepare a handout.

I know Bat Goddess leads "Race of Long Ago." Are there others?

There is a discography of recorded C. Fox Smith poems I've prepared which is available on the C. Fox Smith perma thread. Or I can send it to anyone who PM's me.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 12:25 PM

Maybe an Old Time songs workshop? We have often had old timey workshops that were, in essence, jam sessions - but Old Time Songs could also include unaccompanied ballads, solo pieces and others, as well as the stringband music that's so much fun to jam on.

Also historical songs - that's always fun. And since we're in October, I like the ghoulies and ghosties idea.

I'd say train songs, but something tells me that'll be pretty well covered in a Utah Phillips workshop. (Last night I was playing "Casey Jones" - the "good old rounder but he's dead and gone" version - and my 14 month old son kept going "Choo! Choo!" every time the word "train" came up.)

Dan


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 01:29 PM

HEy, Bobez, whyncha persuade KT to give it a try?



A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,dani
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 01:46 PM

KT for sure, but ain't I a woman? I'd love to sing with you, and her, if you'll have me!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 01:50 PM

Amps? electric stuff? there goes the neighborhood! The camel's nose under the tent... you got trouble right here in River City...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 02:04 PM

Put down that axe kendall, Pete Seeger already did that schtick...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 02:15 PM

Kendall & I can do duet sneering from the sidelines...what's a good key?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 02:18 PM

Dueling bassists, huh? Maybe we need to work up Spinal Tap's Big Bottom.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 03:50 PM

I'm glad to see there's so much enthusiasm here, and that so many of you will be with us! Looks like it will be a great Getaway! Not that we've ever had a bad one...

I do need to point out that we are still in the planning stages, program-wise. We've got lots of good ideas, and now we're in the process of winnowing down the list and figuring out who should lead what. It's more complicated than it seems on the surface -- we need to consider who will be there, and their preferences, as well as time constraints and "balance" (in regard to content AND people) in the program. At this point, VERY few things are definite.

Please keep in mind that the Getaway is not just a Mudcat gathering. It is -- and has been for well over 40 years now -- the Folklore Society of Greater Washington's annual weekend. There are many FSGW folks who come regularly and participate actively, who are not on Mudcat. We need to be in touch with them, too.

So, the three of us on the Program Committee (me, Carly, and Lorraine) have been contacting a lot of people by phone, PM, and email to find out if they're coming this year and what they'd like to do, and we haven't heard back yet from quite a few of them. (Not to mention the fact that we're having a little trouble with communication among ourselves...) So the potential for confusion is pretty high. Please don't assume that everything that's been suggested will actually end up on the schedule! We'll try to fit in as much as we can, taking into consideration the ideas mentioned in this thread, our own -- er -- creations, and ideas from non-Mudcatters.

That said, I can definitely promise it will be great!

Y'all come!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 04:09 PM

Bobert, I play a mean kazoo (and I'll have it with me -- 'bout the only size instrument it's safe to travel with by air these days).   Glad to help out wit' yer blues band if needed. I can do backup singing too.

Oh, and Amos plays a MEAN "guiatr."   (Not bad on the bnago, either.) ; D


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 04:13 PM

Sorry. I meant to say Amos isn't bad on the "bnajo," either.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 04:21 PM

Madame, that was no bango! That were a catarrh!



A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 04:27 PM

Well, yeah, I'd love to have KT in the band but ynless she's either been sleepin' in boxcars or pickin' cotton in Mississippi since she last auditioned I don't reckon that the next one will be any different and if there's one thing thatr would give me a $5 case of the blues is to have to fire her twice in one life time... Sho nuff would...

Kazoo??? Does it have an electric pickup on it???

Spinal Tap??? Big Bottom??? I ain't heared it but I like that old song "Fat Bottom Girls (You Make the World Go Round)" That the smae song??? If so, why not??? It ain't blues but what the heck???

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 04:46 PM

Nancy, thanks for that reminder. It needs repeating from time to time.

KT, my friend, if Bobert won't have you, I sure as hell will! Jacqui and I have been practicing "Old Salt".

As Far as this electric instrument and amps stuff goes, as that English actress, Mrs Patrick Campbell said, "I don't care what they do, as long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses."


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 05:56 PM

Here's Spinal Tap Live with at least 12 bass players.

And on the bass...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 06:23 PM

Yeah, LJ... That's 'bout what I have in mind... We gonna need some big bottomed gals fir the band, too... Yazzir... This is shapin' (pun intended) nicely...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 06:49 PM

Sorry to have to admit it, but I'm definitely qualified there, Bobert.
Maybe we can do "Baby Got Back?"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 09:51 PM

Good God Almighty, Genie... We got it goin' now!!!

The juke joint comin' to the Getaway!!!

Break out the wings and cold "40s" 'cause we gonna party tonight...

(What about the a camp hall monitors, Bobert???)

Not to fear, if the blues don't corrupt 'um, the big bottomed gals will...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 12:25 AM

I like Dan's suggestion about "Old Time Songs" espically if Elizabeth LaP. will be attending, she's been priming up for a spot like that since she was just knee high to old Jasper & Jasper's not to big of a dog either.

Is there any interest in "Prison Work Songs" workshop????

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 01:02 AM

Hi Bobert
Any Blues workshop presented without Roger &/or Max ain't really "the blues", you'd better get them on the team too.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 09:24 AM

Ahhhhh, I resigned as facilitator of the blues workshop, Barry... Roger is gonna do it... And, yeah, I hope Max shows...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ferrara
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 10:44 AM

So, Bobert, what you're planning now is this year's Big Finale Acoustic-Electric Spectacular for the Saturday night concert, huh? No balloons? No black girdles? Well I guess amplified blues at the Getaway is just as shocking....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 11:02 AM

I can provide balloons and black girdles (some doing for big bottomed women but I can do it).
What color ballons?
SINS


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 11:03 AM

balloons, I mean.
Didn't Dylan pull a stunt like this at Newport once?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 11:12 AM

Bobert ! Seeeing as how I will be there , can I join the Blues Band on Whistle ? Pretty Please !!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Tinker
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 02:47 PM

Bobert I'm really likin' the sound of this.... big bottomed women, hot bassed blues and long steamin' rifts.... can I join in ????

tink


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 03:24 PM

Yeeehaw.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 03:58 PM

Hell, here I was gettin' ready to audition as a fat-bottomed girl, and now there's talk of GIRDLES for chrissake?

Dani


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 04:08 PM

Dani:

Just come as you are sweetie. Bobertz got no resistance once you walk in.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 08:09 PM

Yo, lead... You can be in my band any day of the week...

Now, as fir any big bottomed womenz, here is Boberdz rules:

1. No girdles, Baby... Panties optional but not required or even suggested

2. Tight floral print dresses... (Oh, baby...)

and...

3. If you ain't into shakin' yer money maker than leave it on a foldin' chair and watch the womenz who know what I mean...

We gonna have us a mini-concert/WildBill's juke joint thang goin on and ya'll can take that to the bank...

Sins,

Baloons or not, you is in the band, girl...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jimmyt
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 09:11 PM

By the way, I am a LEFT HANDED bass player, despite my right leanings (grin) See y'all soon Bringing the new bass by car since I can't fly with it   jimmyt


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 09:31 PM

No matter about yer politics, JimmyT, jus' so long as there's soemthin' "left" 'bout ya'... grin...

Now, I want all you womenz with the big bottoms to sign up... Now!!!

We need ya'll...

This is the real blues... No skinny gals need apply... Sho nuff...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 02:10 PM

Charley,

I would like to do one of Bob Zentz's version of a C. Fox Smith poem.

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 02:50 PM

LOL Wrong workshop, Roger. But if you wear a black girdle, you can do it.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 03:06 PM

SINSULL,

I was replying to Charley Noble's request of 19Jul08 at 11:21 AM. See, the thread is about the Getaway, not just Bobert's Blues Extravaganza.

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 03:31 PM

Ahhhhhh, that's Bobert's Blues and Big Bottoms Extravaganza, Rog, ol' buddy...

...an' we still have room for some more big bottoms (womenz only)...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 03:35 PM

OOOPS Sorry Roger. Got carried away with the silliness.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:28 PM

SILLINESS ??????????


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 04:54 PM

Roger-

With regard to the CFS workshop, take your pick of Zentz's arrangements but do give me an idea of which ones you'd like to lead. There are more than enough poems to go around (well, we've collected 626 so far.). I don't think we have to worry about anyone hogging 'em all. But I would like to make sure that those who are preparing for this workshop are working up different songs. I've got a couple of dozen to choose from myself so I'm not worried if anyone wants to lead one that I've arranged.

And Sinsull, you're also welcome to attend this workshop although it may not be as exciting as Bobert's.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 08:30 PM

Fir the last time, I ain't got no workshop... Rog has the workshop... What I have is a mini concert that I'm hopin' turns into a maxi-mini concert...

Yer in, Sins... No backin' out, girl... Bring some feathers...

An' fir the record, I'm also looking forward to Roger's blues workshop...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 09:24 PM

I just had a call from Gordon, he won't be able to make the Getaway because he will be in Alaska at that time.
However, he loves that venue, and plans to attend next year.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:00 PM

Aw, darn. Thanks for the try, anyway.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 06:19 AM

But, KT will get to see him in concert. We mustn't be "piggy" you know.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 06:38 AM

Ad did you arrange a backstage pass for KT and Ebbie?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: CET
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 11:04 AM

Apropos of nothing, I had a bet with my boss, the Marine LtCol, that Ontario was bigger than Alaska. More fool me. Wikipedia informed us that Alaska is quite a bit bigger than Ontario. So now I have to buy him a Blizzard the next time we can get to the Dairy Queen (yes, there is a Dairy Queen outlet at the PX at one of the camps in Kabul).

HOWEVER, Alaska is still smaller than Nunavut. So there.

Have fun at the Getaway.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 01:46 PM

Just a brief update with regard to the C. Fox Smith workshop. I've received several PM's expressing interest, which I prefer receiving to posts in this thread which I'm apt to miss between the chatter.

So far those interested in leading a song based on her poems include:

Severn
ClairBear
Roger in Baltimore

At Rita's suggestion, I've also sent an e-mail to Jennifer Woods.

Anyone else interested in leading a song? One doesn't have to plan everything but it would be frustrating if someone prepared a song that someone else was focusing on as well. I've got two dozen or so songs based on CFS's poems which I can lead so I'm not personally worried.

Here's another link to CFS's page at the Oldpoetry website, if you'd like to review some of the 626 poems there: click here for website

Only 50 or so have been adapted for singing, so far!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 02:05 PM

Nancy, Rita, Carly...

Susette and I would like to suggest a Gordon Lightfoot/Ian and Sylvia Workshop. We'll be glad to host or participate.

I realize it may be a bit late, it being July! You've generated a lot of ideas, (a good thing), so let me know.

cheers, chance


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ferrara
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:21 PM

Chance, Gordon Lightfoot/ Ian and Sylvia sounds lovely to me but --- hahahahahaaaa as Mick might say ---- I escaped from the Getaway Committee at the end of 2006. Nowadays it's Nancy, Carly and Lorraine, but I have to admit I'm never shy about offering my 2 cents worth.

Elizabeth and Sandy LaPrelle might like to participate. Sandy's a big I & S fan.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:32 PM

Well, I can still do "FOur Stronmg WInds" and "On a Winter's Night with You", but it would alld epend on the strange attractors on the schedule at the time.
\

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ferrara
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 08:58 PM

"strange attractors" I like that....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 08:17 AM

Leadfingers is now working up "Tow-Rope Girls" for the C. Fox Smith workshop. I'll probably focus on some poems she wrote inspired by her 9 year residency in Victoria, British Columbia, in the early 1900's.

I'd love to have Amos lead "Port o' Dreams" but reviewing his post above raises some doubts in my mind about his ability to post a coherent sentence.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 08:26 AM

I would love an Ian and Sylvia Workshop. Crap - I'm going to have to be in two places at once again, aren't I?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 10:23 AM

Has Amos been pouring stuff in his coffee again?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 10:26 AM

Just a little ice cream, Severn....

Charlie, you'll have to teach me "Port O'Dreams".


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 02:36 PM

Nancy, Carly and Lorraine, eh?
(and a likelier trio you'd hard pressed to find, I'm sure...)

I reinterate my suggestion to the proper authorities, as it were:

Gordon Lightfoot/Ian and Sylvia Workshop

cheers, chance

(Amos, when your fingers sober up, start rehearsing)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 05:46 PM

We hear you, Chance. Sorry I can't give you an answer immediately, though I can promise we will consider the idea, along with all the others. We have a LOT of stuff to go through and decisions to make, balance to be considered, etc. etc. We'll see how it goes!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 06:05 PM

Chance,

Mother of Fricker!

That means it might be eons until you get a Sylvia workshop, maybe until the Tysontennial. But it would be no light feat if you could actually pull the Canadian thing off.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 01:01 AM

I'm working on a Gordon Lightfoot medley that would include Canadian Railroad Trilogy and the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I will allow for several bathroom breaks, and suggest anyone attending a performance of said medley to pack a light lunch.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 07:20 AM

Then they'd better make it an hour workshop or an EJ mini-concert, either one.

Over here in St. Mary's church cemetary in nearby Rockville Maryland, we have the drunken wreck of THE F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The whereabouts of the photographer F-Stop Fitzgerald are as yet unknown.

If the Gerald fits, wear it? If not beware it? And if it sinks......?


And I know Chance really wants the Ian & Sylvia sing , but he shouldn't chew the ladies' ears off too badly. Besides, that would be more like the MIKE Tyson Workshop.....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 09:12 AM

Mary Anne, The Mighty Quinn, Tramp On The Street, Rocks and Gravel,...whoo whoo. I'm in Chance. We don't need no stinkin' workshop to make this work. Pick a corner and we'll gather.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Goodnight Gracie
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 10:58 AM

Kendall and Bill. I love you folk music purists -- I really do. And I respect you right to dislike anything electric. But come on guys -- amplified music is older than me. Yikes!

Grace


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Fortunato
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 11:34 AM

Yes, yes, Gordon/Ian/Syliva it will be somewhere sometime. Outside on a warm Saturday autumn afternoon would be just right.

Lonesome EJ should start right after breakfast and we'll catch up after lunch.

".....now where did I put my bell bottom jeans?"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Micca
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 03:28 PM

Chance ,I don't think your bottom bells in the same places any more!!
duck and run for cover!!!!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 08:01 PM

so, Grace...YOU are now the standard by which we judge 'old'? *grin*

I KNOW amplified music is both common & popular...and I KNOW some of our regular Getaway attendees are 'eclectic' as well as electric. I just keep plugging for un-plugging in a few venues where 'trad' is the major historical interest. There are lots & lots of places for amplified stuff, but SO few where we can be relatively free of it.

I am not sure why 'louder' 'faster' and 'heavier' seem to be required to avoid boredom for some...but I have heard 'intensity' produced just fine with acoustic blues.

It's hard walking the line between sounding like I'm trying to mess with folks innocent fun and just wanting to avoid heading down a path where we change too much.

I'll figger out how to hide if it gets overwhelming.....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 12:05 AM

Well Bill, I don't tend to hide much, except when I keep my mouth shut. There are fewer & fewer places to go to for traditionally unplugged music & additionally that goes for unplugged traditional singing too.
If I want plugged I'll pay the thirty or so dollars & go see The Band or Buddy Guy or Muddy Waters. Opps I don't have the $30 to spare. See how poverty is so good for me.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: kendall
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 07:28 AM

There is a place for almost anything. Would you bring a set of highland pipes to a jazz weekend?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: MMario
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 08:45 AM

There's also the fact that most of the areas at the Getaway just aren't big enough or seperated enough from the other venues to allow for amplification. They certainly don't *need* it.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Goodnight Grace
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 09:44 AM

Guys,

You are all taking me too seriously. Don't you know when you are being teased? You guys are great and the Getaway unplugged is too.

Grace


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 10:12 AM

Kendall,

There was a black fellow named Rufus Harley who used to do just that, kilt and all! Of course, he played sax as well. He recorded on his own (one was called "A Tribute To Courage") and appeared on recordings with the likes of Sonny Rollins. There were those in the jazz community who readily dismissed him, but he was out there on the circuit for quite a few years.

There was also a Canadian band back in the 1980s I heard on a live radio show (Mountain Stage, maybe?) called Rare Air consisting of a couple of bagpipes, a bombarde and percussion. They played a World Music stew that included the likes of Thelonious Monk among its ingrediants and I believe they recorded for Flying Fish Records.

So, yes, it's been not only tried, but documented on recordings and attempted to be sold.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 10:36 AM

The various bagpipes are well suited for other types of music, evidenced by some of the stuff that Davy Spillane does, but one still gets kendall's point. FSGW Getaway is primarily a folk getaway weekend. Sure we can play a bit, but we should not change it by small degrees every year until the original intent is lost. This event far predates the Mudcat. We have been, for the most part, a positive influence on it. But we must remember that we are guests of the FSGW, and many of those folks set the standard for years.

Having said that, a small bass amp surely would not hurt to give a bass line to the blues. But electic guitars should not be there, and anyone bringing a strat or Les Paul, and a large amp, would be stepping over the line, IMO. The Blues, played appropriately for a FSGW Getaway, should be country blues, or acoustic blues, not amplified stuff. There are venues for that, but this isn't one. And the FSGW is a gathering, a retreat, a series of workshops, not a concert venue, with the sole exception of the mini concerts. It is a sharing place, not a starring place.

I look forward to the blues WORKSHOP, and an acoustic blues mini concert. I have seen these guys and they are great. Let's just keep it to the spirit of a Getaway.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 10:55 AM

HEy, last time I heard a blues workshop at the Getaway, a stand-up bass was kncoking out the bottom line with gusto and no-one was missing the beat.

I'm up for anything, but we aren't coming to the Getaway to raise hackles. Last year, I apologized in advance for doing "1952 Vincent Black Lightning", thinking it might not be "folk" enough!! :D

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jacqui.c
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 11:01 AM

I think that Nancy would prefer this thread to be kept clear for ideas for workshops.

There has been rather a lot of thread creep about particular styles of music - Better off discussing it here.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 11:05 AM

MO, this is the right place to talk about what is appropriate for a workshop. It relates to what folks should expect when they plan their presentations, songs, etc.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for the ideas folks...it'll be fine.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 01:07 PM

So anyone bringing an electric guitar will be duly sentenced to The Acoustic Chair?

Wait!..... "Duly Sentenced" means "hangin' from a White Oak Tree"! How could I forget?

We DO seem to get more than our share of feedback here without amps, though....

Hey, here's a shocking (or if reiterated, revolting) suggestion. Are there enough songs this side of Jimmy Murphy, The Bonneville Dam and chants of "Ohmmmmmmmmmm......" to do an Electricity Workshop?

Or should we stick to "Blow The Candle Out", and the like, with Carlie Baum at announcement time giving unplugs from our sponsors?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 01:18 PM

You, of course, may do what you like. As I said several times, these are my opinions.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 01:20 PM

With the publishing of Bob Coltman's new book, maybe a workshop on Paul Clayton????


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 02:42 PM

I think Severn's oscillating sine wave of high-voltage punnery is beginning to induce some reactive impedance. Never mind, he's promised to wave as he goes phi.

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 03:18 PM

as long as he oscillates rather than osculates, I can put up with it. Phi?? beta puta kappa on it.

hey...you know how to identify a bad pun?







It's when YOU don't think of it first


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 08:38 PM

Any update on the shanty workshop? Is someone coordinating it?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Ferrara
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 10:23 PM

Charley, it's probably way too early for anything to be decided about the shantey workshop(s).

In general the final decisions about workshops and leaders can't be made for weeks yet. At this point the committee don't know who is coming; there are Invited Guests who can't give a final answer; and we don't know which non-Mudcat "regulars" will be coming. All of those people need to be considered in setting up the program.

The Program Committee has a huge jigsaw puzzle to assemble. It takes a LOT of meetings, e-mails and phone calls. (Taking so many things into consideration has a lot to do with the outstanding quality of the program year after year.)

Plus, some of these inconsiderate, lazy Committee people are going to music weeks and taking other vacations right now ;-D so they don't have the "face time" needed to discuss and decide. (I'm just jealous because I'm not taking any vacation this year.)

Since we first invited Mudcatters to the Getaway we have finished the program much earlier than previously, and published it on line. [I say "we," but I am just a kibitzer this year.] But "much earlier" means, say, two weeks before the Getaway instead of the Wednesday before.

What most of us do in fact is take a look at what has been suggested, think of a few things we'd like to contribute, and just polish up some of our favorites in the expectation that during the weekend we'll get -- or make -- a chance to sing some of 'em.

That's especially true for potential workshop leaders. They are leaders because they have a lot of love and appreciation for their subject and have a large repertoire. Most have far too many songs they'd like to do and things they'd like to say. My best advice is, if you're hoping to lead something, think a bit about what you'd like to do or say but remember most of the time is spent letting the participants participate. The workshop is likely to take on a life of its own and go in its own direction once it takes off anyway.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 12:03 AM

Thank you, Rita!

(See y'all in about a week -- I'm off to Maine for a babysitting gig...)

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Micca
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 12:15 AM

Hey Nancy does this mean I might see you in Maine next week???


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 01:01 AM

Nancy, Saturday at the Portland Maritime Festival?

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 04:05 AM

Well, I don't mind waiting for the program, but I would like to see the registration document posted as soon as feasible.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 08:30 AM

Thanks, Rita.

And, Nancy, any chance you'll find time to attend theFREE Portland Maritime Festival next Saturday in South Portland at Spring Point while you are in Maine (10 am to 4 pm)?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Jul 08 - 04:23 PM

Here's another person interested in leading a song at a C. Fox Smith workshop, Jennifer Woods. She would like to lead "Home, Boys, Home," a World War 1 poem which Smith titled "Homeward" but since has passed into the folk song world by a different title.

There's a long Mudcat thread which discusses the origin of this song. It's a fine song to listen to and has probably been recorded more often than any other C. Fox Smith poem to date.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 01:05 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 02:11 PM

Refresh.

Perhaps all the ideas have gone.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 02:14 PM

No, I just found that the next program I am working on (IBEX) has a launch date of Oct 5.... and I work launch-2 to launch+45. I guess I just need an extra clone to send to work.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 05:43 PM

We are all involved in Saturday's do. I imagine that the FSGW group has offered more than a few ideas for workshops. The committee will have its hands full.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 01:19 PM

Has the reservation form for the Getaway been posted?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: ClaireBear
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 01:45 PM

Yes, it has! Just signed up. Yippee!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 04:40 PM

A downloadable printable version of the 2008 Getaway registration form will be posted as soon as we can edit the thing into the proper number of pages and mount it online at the FSGW website, probably later this weekend. In the meantime, you can register on-line using paypal and a credit card.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Aug 08 - 09:08 PM

The C. Fox Smith workshop is really happening.

If there are others who would like to lead a song, I'm happy to facilitate that. It would be sad if everyone showed up wanting to lead the same song, which is unlikely but I expect without some advance PM planning someone would in fact be disappointed, and why have that happen? About six people have already contacted me via PM about their favorite candidates. And one person is intrepid enough to want to work with a poem which no one has adapted for singing.

There's also room for people who make their decisions on the weekend itself, because this workshop is closest to the toilets or whatever. We can accommodate.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 07:58 AM

Nancy and I are leading a workshop tentatively titled "I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up!", songs of fallen women, whores and prostitutes. My registration is in and my car is almost full. WHOO WHOO


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 08:45 AM

Count me in, Sin!!   I got me some "fallen women" songs (no matter how you interpret that term - LOL).

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 01:09 PM

Let's see, there's "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight" where her plane crashes into the Pacific.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 23 Aug 08 - 11:07 PM

Sins - I hate to miss that workshop.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Aug 08 - 01:43 PM

gee...I don't have much time to write "The Ballad of Nancy Kerrigan"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Aug 08 - 04:44 PM

otherwise known as "The Ice Queen Cometh".


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 02:33 AM

Kerragan?

I didn't care the first time


Hmmmmmmmmmm.....
Rhymes with "play fair again"
"Pull hair again"
Maybe even....."run mascara again" if you stretch it.....

Naaaaaaaaaah!







However,


"Tonya Harding was a desperate little bitch...."

THERE'S the beginning of a folk song!






"Of thee icing......"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Severn
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 08:08 AM

There's nothing posted on the FSGW site in the form of a complete accepted workshop list, even though the workshop leaders seem to have gotten confirmation and a few, such as Charley and SINSULL have posted their confirmations.

I know times are not scheduled yet and probably won't be worked out for a while, but is there any way we could get a complete listing of the workshop topics accepted in order to have time to locate and put appropriate songs to memory?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 08:43 AM

Not all of the workshops have been set, Severn. Mine was a leftover from last year when I had to cancel out at the last minute. My "confirmation" came in the form of "What do we call it?" "I've fallen and I can't get up" won't fit in my allotted square.

Patience. As the witch in the Wizard of OZ says "These things must be done delicately."


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 10:31 AM

I saw a VERY tentative list the other day...I could already see that some things would need to be changed.(stuff always changes during September.) I'm sure some sort of working list will be posted in time to plan ....as well as anyone can plan who is not into cloning... (and published in the FSGW newsletter and on the website for locals who don't read Mudcat)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 11:13 AM

K
E
Double R A
G-A-N spells...



A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 01:49 PM

K E R R A G A N Amos?

Wouldn't it be K E R R I G A N ?

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 02:43 PM

Ooops!! Mah bahd, dere, Rog! :D


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 07:44 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:02 AM

Okay, okay -- I know you guys are waiting with bated breath for a list of Getaway workshops, so here is a PRELIMINARY, SUBJECT-TO-CHANGE list. The actual schedule grid won't be ready for a while yet (we'll post a link when it is), and there are several workshop details still be be worked out or confirmed, but for now, here's the deal:

We plan mini-concerts by our Special Guests Elizabeth LaPrelle, The Beans, Murray Callahan, and the Kossoy Sisters, as well as Carole Etherton (SussexCarole) and Andrew McKay (Cranedriver), Judy Cook, Lisa Null, SilverSmith (Leadfingers & Maryrrf), and -- yes -- Bobert's Getaway Blues Band!

Once again, Jacqui is putting together a Mummers Play to be presented at the Saturday evening concert.

Workshops include:

American Traditional Songs (Colleen Cleveland, Judy Cook)
Autoharps, Zithers, & Many-Stringed Things (Dan Schatz, Rita Ferrara)
Ballads (Mary Smith, Colleen Cleveland)
Blues (Roger Himler)
Chorus Songs (Judy Cook, Darriel Day)
Country/Western Jam (Chance & Susette Shiver)
Dick Rodgers Remembered (Rita Ferrara, Mick Lane)
Doo-Wop (Ken Schatz, Flawn Williams)
The Family that Sings Together (Kossoy Sisters, The Beans, Elizabeth & Sandy LaPrelle)
Garden of Songs (Mary LaMarca, Murray Callahan)
Getaway Retrospective (Andy Wallace)
Ghoulies & Ghosties & Long-Leggity Beasties (Carly Gewirz)
Gospel (Ken Schatz, Elizabeth & Sandy LaPrelle)
Harmony (Kossoy Sisters, Julia Friend & ?)
Massage for Musicians (Maria Fakhoury)
Music Hall (Murray Callahan, Gail Snider)
19th-Century Historical Songs (Bob Clayton, Jennifer Woods)
The Oldest Profession - Mary Sullivan, Nancy King
Parodies & Other Humorous Songs (Dave Diamond, Micca Patterson)
Roots of the Music (Dick Greenhaus)
Sea Ballads & Foc's'le Songs (The Beans, John Roberts)
Sea Shanties (Dave Diamond, Barry Finn)
Self-Accompaniment (Mia Boynton, Bob Clayton)
Songs from Cicely Fox Smith (Charlie Ipcar)
Songs from the British Isles (John Roberts, Don Stallone)
Songwriters (Carole Etherton, Amiel Schotz, Amos Jessup)
Squeezeboxes (Andrew McKay, Don Stallone, George Ward)
Traditional & Regional Industries (Carole Etherton & Andrew McKay, George Stephens)
Transportation Songs (Lisa Null)
Utah Phillips (Kendall Morse, Dan Schatz, Mick Lane)
Vocal Focus (Mia Boynton)
Waltz Time (Kathy Westra)
Wassailing (John Roberts)
Whistle (Terry Silver)

WHEW! So if you thought there won't be enough to do at the Getaway, think again -- and remember to take your vitamins!

More details later....

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:10 AM

WOW, is all I can say.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jacqui.c
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 02:22 AM

I'll second that Barry.

Where's the cloning workshop????????


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 08:09 AM

WOW and DAMN! I know I won't be able to get to all of them. Now comes the "But I can't do mine at 2:30 on Saturday - the XYZ Workshop is on then and I won't miss it!"

The schedulers must have the patience of saints.

Elizabeth LaPrelle? Neat!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 07:54 PM

"The Oldest Profession"?

What a delightful topic for some sailortown songs.

This will be a delight!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 07:58 PM

Speakin' of "Bobert's Fetaway Blues Band" I hope ya'll womenz is practicin' with them feathers... Don't need no OJT'ers...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Tinker
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 03:39 PM

OJY'ers ????


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Aug 08 - 03:32 PM

OJT'ers: On-the-Job-Trainees?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, always happy to be helpful!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 10 Sep 08 - 09:07 PM

Wow!

Do ya think I'll be able to juggle all these?
Blues (Roger Himler)
Country/Western Jam (Chance & Susette Shiver)
Doo-Wop (Ken Schatz, Flawn Williams)
Ghoulies & Ghosties & Long-Leggity Beasties (Carly Gewirz)
Gospel (Ken Schatz, Elizabeth & Sandy LaPrelle)
Harmony (Kossoy Sisters, Julia Friend & ?)
Massage for Musicians (Maria Fakhoury)
Music Hall (Murray Callahan, Gail Snider)
The Oldest Profession - Mary Sullivan, Nancy King
Parodies & Other Humorous Songs (Dave Diamond, Micca Patterson)
Songs from the British Isles (John Roberts, Don Stallone)
Songwriters (Carole Etherton, Amiel Schotz, Amos Jessup)
Vocal Focus (Mia Boynton)
Whistle (Terry Silver)

I'm sure some of them will overlap, so I'll have to play it by ear (Hey, there's a Workshop theme, eh?) but it sounds like we've got some good 'uns lined up.
(Not that the others aren't good too, but ya gotta prioritize, and I don't have the right equipment for some of the other workshops.)

I just signed up officially and paid.   I guess the next thing is packing.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 08:59 AM

As usual , I will have a playable whistle or two for any one who needs one for the workshop ! And at (Almost) Cost price !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 09:19 AM

Fetaway Blues Band????? Getaway with Feathers???


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 10:09 AM

Fetaway.... sounds like a meeting to promote Greek cheese... It would give ME the Blues.....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 10:31 AM

THe Fetaway Blues Band is a respected tradition of blues players gathering to eat Greek Cheese between sets. A little known secret.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 11:16 AM

Is there a program grid available yet?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 04:03 PM

Not quite yet, Art. It's ALMOST ready, but there are a couple of things still hanging fire, so we're gonna wait until it's all settled. Don't worry -- it'll be fine!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Marion
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 03:51 PM

Thanks for the preview, Nancy, that sounds great.

What is the Saturday evening concert? If I recall from past threads, it's sort of an open mike format rather than booked performers, is that right?

Marion


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 03:53 PM

Marion.. it's a sign-up sheet which is posted sometime after lunch Sat.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 03:55 PM

I MUST be free to play in the Blues band. The Lollipop Guild would never forgive me if Id idn't make that scene.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 04:01 PM

shucks, Amos...YOU go one place and send your spiritual self to the other.




*giggle*


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 04:19 PM

Ahhh, BIll, you still don't get it. Sigh...


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 05:59 PM

well, I wasn't trying to make sense then, anyway...just being silly. Not the right place for it anyway. Sorry 'bout that...back to programs.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 07:10 PM

The evening concerts Saturday and Sunday allow attendees to sign up, and each person gets to do one song, skit, poem, or thing (whatever). It's capped at about 2 dozen acts each night, so that people can go make music at a reasonable hour. There are other weekends (NOT the Getaway) I've been to where this sort of sign-up format concert regularly goes until 1 or 2 in the morning, at which point, it's to late to jam or do anything but hit the sack.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 07:32 PM

We also encourage those who WILL be there both nights to sign up on Sunday, so that tho who must leave early Sunday can have a chance on Sat. If you do sign up on Sat., it is nice to give others a chance on Sunday and not take a 2nd slot unless there seems to be empty places as supper approaches.
   We have SO many talented folks these days...we could go on till the wee hours, even with one slot per person.

It's just like in workshops or 'open' singing in the evening...basic politeness is good. Offer everyone a chance...even the shy ones who aren't as good at 'timing'...*grin*


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 10:22 PM

Good advice, Bill. Wish I'd been aware of it last year; I took a Sat and Sun slot, but there were still empties on the occasion.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 12:09 AM

Any procedure set up for people who'd like to participate in the concert, but maybe as a duo or trio, etc., to connect with others who are so inclined?

I don't mind doing solos, but I actually enjoy singing with one or two others, since that allows for harmonies, etc.   

Just wondering.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 08:22 AM

Find em, book em, sign 'em up. It happens all the time, and I've seen some wonderful combinations : )

You're going to have SUCH a good time, Genie!!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Micca
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 12:00 PM

Yeah, as Dani said, who can forget the incredible Ken Schatz/Barry Finn duet!!! or Jance Coles duet last year with her sister!!!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 01:43 PM

I'm sure I'm gonna have a wonderful time, Dani!

As to, the wonderful combinations there've been in the past and will be this year, I don't doubt that.   It's the "Find em, book em, sign 'em up" part I'm concerned about. It would seem that a few hours Friday night and Sat. AM won't give newcomers much chance to "just naturally find" others interested in doing songs together. That's why I wondered if there could be some way of facilitating hook-ups for the new kids in town.   Maybe some sort of sign-up sheet? Or a button that says "Ask me about teaming up for the concert?"
Those may be dumb ideas, but maybe we can come up with better ones.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 03:23 PM

That seemed to happen in '05 was that people booked a concert spot and then invited people to join them ! As I recall I played in at least two scratch bands on the Saturday !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 03:57 PM

Hi Genie
There's plenty of singing time, informarly, before the sign ups. So you can keep an ear open to anyone that you'd fancy singing with & just ask if they'd care to join you. Prior to the sign ups you'll get to hear a whole variety of talented people & they'll get to hear you too. Even after the sign up & actually up till you go on stage there's always time to recruit any amout of scroundles that you'd like & there is no lack of talent in any type of folk music you'd care to uncover.

See you all there

Hopefully there'll be plenty of folks that would want to join me & Dave Diamond (I think) at the shanty workshop.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 05:02 PM

You're probably right, Barry (although I don't know how good a scroundle sounds with a guitar *g*).   
I guess if I sign up I could put a little note beside my name saying "would like to do group." I'm shy about asking people to join me, since it feels I'm putting them on the spot and if a bunch of people say no, it's hard not to feel rejected even though they may have very legitimate reasons for passing (such as they want to do their own solo or other band thing and people are supposed to perform only once).   
I don't mean to make it sound like that big a deal, but sometimes there are several people just itching to do a duo or trio but not happening to connect with each other. Kind of like being at a party where there's a band and not knowing who wants dance partners and who doesn't.
One idea: Will there be any sort of message board, where people can post notes like "looking for carpool home" or "looking for band members for concert?"   

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 06:23 PM

Genie
They can still do their solo if they're joining in with you on your time slot. Part of the wonder is that if you're arriving on Friday by the Saturday evening concert you've had plenty of time to sample a very large percentage of the crowd & them you, so it's pretty easy to find folks whose tastes run alike. Then you've always the option of just announcing that you're looking for someone to partner up with. You'd better be careful how you word that though, you could end up with more than you bargined or asked for, which is not to say that's a bad thing.

I don't know about message boards but you could write that in beside you name on the sign up sheet ("Looking for partner in duo or trio, that way if no one takes you up you won't know whose's rejected you. You again better explain yourself, dou's & trio's sound very interesting.

See you there & introduce yourself, there's no reason to feel shy there, you're already among friends, you just haven't met them yet.
There's an option, I think when you sign up members of the FSGW get little buttons/pins that show the FSGW along with their name & Mudcatters get the same with their sign in name or their real name, so you'll be known as Genie if you'd like with some kind of mudcatter thingy. It really is a warm & friendly, welcoming crowd.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 06:24 PM

Genie - PM sent


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 08:06 PM

Yes, Barry, we wimmin know better than to tell some people *cough*Big Mick*cough* that we're "looking for someone to hook up with." *g*

I know it's a warm and friendly crowd. I just like the idea of putting out a sort of blanket call for interested music accomplices ... er ... collaborators better than going up to a bunch of different people and asking "Say, do ya wanna do a duet or trio?"   

But, as I told Sussex Carole, it had occurred to me that the Mudcat forum IS a message board, so it's easy to post right here that I'm interested in either getting some instrumental or vocal backup on a song for the concert or forming a duo, trio, or quartet for it.

I've already gotten 2 PMs (thanks, folks!). Maybe some other people will also post that they are looking for music team participants.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Nancy King
Date: 20 Sep 08 - 11:35 AM

OK, Folks, here it is! The schedule grid for the Getaway is now online here!
That brings up the Saturday schedule, and there's a link at the top of that to Sunday's. Once again, Dean has incorporated a nifty feature that allows you to see the descriptive blurb for each event by placing your cursor over the event.

I must point out that this schedule is still SUBJECT TO CHANGE, though it would be WAY better if we didn't have to make any changes (every time we change something, it messes up other things, creating a dreadful can of worms). If you are a workshop leader and we have you in two places at once, let us know and we'll change it. If you simply want to be in two places at once, well, join the club. Better too much choice than too little, right? Anyhow, we think it looks pretty good, and we're definitely looking forward to seeing you all there!

Less than two weeks to go! Hoo hah!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Sep 08 - 12:00 PM

The camp is flat, and not too large....with roller skates one can rush madly between workshops and 'almost' ........ no, wait...you KNOW all the good stuff will happen while you are skating....and besides, you'll pass some group jamming in the grass and want to stop.

Ah, well...par for the course....

"Good, though!"


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Sep 08 - 12:08 PM

So once again I have to be in two places at once - the sign of another great Getaway.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Janie
Date: 20 Sep 08 - 12:11 PM

Looks great, as is usual, Nancy.

Many thanks for all the hard work and time you folks put into this!

Janie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Sep 08 - 12:14 PM

Lots to think about for the next two weeks.

Thanks for posting this.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Sep 08 - 02:41 PM

It's gonna be tough but I think I'll be able to attend almost all of them. Real nice line up & choices

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: artbrooks
Date: 20 Sep 08 - 07:28 PM

You only need to be in two places at once? Try four!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Sep 08 - 08:46 PM

MY only problem is that I would LIKE to be Wassailling AND Instrumenting at the same time SilverSmith are in concert ! I will probably survive though ! It is going to be another Bloody Good Weekend , isnt it ?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 Sep 08 - 02:58 PM

What happened to the Utah Phillips tribute?

Mick


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Janie
Date: 21 Sep 08 - 03:10 PM

It is on the Sunday schedule, Mick, at 4:00.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 Sep 08 - 03:18 PM

Thanks, Janie. I was looking at Saturdays schedule. My mind is going quick.....***chuckle***

Mick


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 21 Sep 08 - 03:19 PM

Mick, you must've been distracted by seeing Bobert & me directed opposite Utah. (sigh). There's 2 that I can't figure out how to make. It's hard being possessed in only 1 body.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Sep 08 - 08:28 PM

Barry-

Since when does your body contain your spirit?

I don't think there's a carcass built that could do that!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 21 Sep 08 - 08:56 PM

I think he meant "possessed OF" only one body.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Sep 08 - 09:34 PM

Just been in Chat ! artbrooks thinks he will have cloning cracked in the next ten days ! I suggest we ALL PM him for the secret !!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 21 Sep 08 - 09:38 PM

Well bit by bit I'm working on being in possion of 2 bodies, the second one fairly new & not so used up as the first & preferably without any additional spirits. I'm haunted plenty by the one I presently own.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: artbrooks
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 01:03 AM

Brandy - lots of good brandy. Or else wishful thinking.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 07:58 AM

Wow???

Gotta compete with a Utah Phillips tribute???

Hmmmmmmmm???

Maybe I'll just go to it seein' as there won't be nobody 'cept me and EJ at my mini... Yo, EJ... How 'bout you??? Wanta do the Utah tribute???

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 09:23 AM

Yo, Bobez, chopped liver speaking here.

I will be playing blues.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 11:38 AM

Warning: Sacrilege to follow.

I couldn't name one Utah Phillips song to save my life. I know he is a Folk Legend, and that this is a deficiency on my part.
So I will be happy to boogie down w you and Choppedliver and GBuck and whoever else shakes a tailfeather at the Blues Soiree'.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 12:06 PM

Hey, I honor and revere ole Utah, and am honored to have met him and to have had my young daughter see him in his glory side-by-side with Kendall. And if he were playing at the Getaway, nothing could keep me away.

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 12:13 PM

I am (AS Always) looking for the highest offer !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 12:44 PM

I need to know if the Massage for Musicians is theory or practical.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 06:45 PM

Just know that, theory or practical, that is the virtuoso class.

The Massage for Amateurs is being held elsewhere, and you will need the password. And the feathers.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: artbrooks
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 07:04 PM

Can I get in if I bring chocolate syrup rather than feathers?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: ClaireBear
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 08:02 PM

Sure, that'll be fine, as long as you don't mind being massaged by a giant squid.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 08:48 PM

"Hey Squid!! I checked your car out for ya. It looks like you blew a bearing."

"No, no--that was just chocolate syrup!!"

Oy!


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 09:08 PM

The Massage Workshop is led by a Professional Masseuse , but DONT ask me how Maria is ging to run it !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 12:06 AM

What Amos said.

Well, except for the young daughter and Kendall parts, o' course.

Chopped liver Genie

(Isn't chopped liver what them Frahnswah folks call "pah-tay?")


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 12:08 AM

Dani, if you know of an undercover massage course complete with a lab, do PM me, girl!

Genie


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: jacqui.c
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 06:46 AM

Well, we've got the lab, a rather lovely yellow one - answers to the name of Seamus.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Genie
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 08:37 AM

Sure, Jaqui, but does he know shiatsu?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 08:49 AM

I believe Seamus will eat ANYTHING !!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 08:55 AM

Actually, no. He is not partial to Creamed Onions.
Harumph!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 08:59 AM

And there I was thinking he had good taste !


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: MMario
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 09:02 AM

d*mn relatives.....My nephew is gonna OWE me for making me miss this one.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 10:44 AM

I got one of those too, but I decided not to pass it around. Very funny stuff.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Bobert
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 01:49 PM

Okay, EJ... Here's way it's gonna be... We'll try the Blues mini but if it's just me and you and Amos (in spirit) and no ladies with big bottoms then I'm out... I'll go to the Utah tribute, allready in progress...

But bring yer harps 'cause either way we gonna play some blues... Just mught have to be a little later...

B~


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 03:59 PM

MY bottom will be there.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: GUEST,Dan's laptop
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 05:27 PM

It happens to all of us Bobert. Mick, Kendall and I have to miss all of your mini (and Elizabeth!). You could still get to 45 minutes of the Utah workshop. Last year I had a workshop at the same time as Gordon Bok's mini, and only one person showed up. (And I'm still grateful you came, Mom!)

I thought the "All About Instruments" workshop could use a little explanation, for those who haven't figured out how to get the workshop descriptions on the schedule. (Move your cursor over the title.) The official description is: "Bring instruments, questions and knowledge for a show-and-tell about many kinds of folk instruments." This will be a chance to show off your cool or weird instrument, to ask questions of other instrumentalists about playing and proper care and maintenance (ie, How do you play basic autoharp melodies? How do I know when it's time for a neck reset on my guitar? What are my cheaper alternatives? What difference does the tension on my banjo head make? What should I look for when buying a concertina?) and to generally pool our knowledge about these tools of our trade. And, of course, we'll play and hear tunes. What the workshop turns out to be will largely depend on who shows up and what the needs are.

So I hope some of you can bring some of your more unusual or interesting instruments for the "show-and-tell" portion.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Barry Finn
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 08:52 PM

Amos, on your way to the Utah workshop peek your head in at the shanty swap & wave as you pass by.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Amos
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 11:07 PM

Arrrbegarr, mate. Shall do.


A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 12:00 PM

Just an update on the Songs from Cicely Fox Smith Workshop, scheduled for one hour beginning 10 AM on Saturday morning. Some folks have already contacted me and plan to lead singing versions of her poems. As workshop coordinator I'd love to hear from more people in advance via PM if they'd also like to lead a song. Here are some of the poems people have expressed interest in leading:

Poor Old Ship
Tow Rope Girls
Limehouse Reach
Sea Dreams (lovely but very long!)
The Eternal Feminine
Homeward (aka Hampshire Lads)

There should also be ample opportunity for someone to lead a song if they just show up, or join in the chorus or just listen.

I've prepared a 6-page handout and will lead 3 or so songs myself that illustrate C. Fox Smith's range of interest in the Great Age of Sail.

So many great workshops, only one body!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2008 Program Planning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 01:26 PM

I will be wanderng round with a Zoom ! Hopefully I will be able to steal some good songs and tunes ! NOT promising to 'do an Ebby'and have lots of stuff available afterwards , but you never know !


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