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Subject: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 07:41 PM

Well, back from a lovely week in the mountains and have been hard at wrok (and also at work) on the Getaway program.

Mudcatters, your input will make a big difference. If you've been here before, you know that our program is very inclusive. Workshops are mostly participatory, "We have met our leaders & performers and they are us."

So. The first thing I need is to have a clear idea of who is coming, what kind of music they like, and what special interests they have. I will be e-mailing the people who attended last year, and have put a request for workshop ideas in the FSGW newsletter; but would also like your input on this thread if possible.

If you are definitely coming, would you please either PM me or, preferably, post to this thread. Include the kind of music you like to play and/or sing, the kind of jams and open sings you most enjoy, and if you have an idea for a workshop you'd like to attend or lead.

If you've been to other Getaways, mention the workshops you'd like to see repeated, and workshops you wish we'd had in the past.

If you have a special interest you'd like to share, mention that too. It's especially helpful when people have several interests and are willing to fit in wherever I need them!

We just switched to a new internet server so I have to move last year's Getaway program info to the FSGW web site ASAP. Once that's done I'll post the address here so you can get an idea of the kind of things we do

The program always includes some themed sing-alongs and jams, some country/western music, sea songs, and ballads. There are a few mini-concerts, some sing-arounds and some specialty or "concert" workshops where the leaders perform a few pieces and then open the floor to participation. Last year we had specialty workshops on fiddling styles, mountain music, Irish traditional styles among others.

Well this is just a "teaser" to get us started, there will be a lot more program information coming for the next few weeks.

- Rita Ferrara


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 08:10 PM

I will be there, Rita. Allan and I hope to do a workshop on Hank Williams Sr. Mostly, I love tear jerkers, Gay Nineties ballads, Civil War songs, and...and...and

Last years Music Hall session was well attended and a lot of fun.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 08:14 PM

Sinsull, thanks.

Here's a reprise of something I wrote at the start of the earlier Getaway thread. It sort of summarizes the "feel" of the program.

the Getaway is about participation and mutual enjoyment. It's home grown all the way. We usually have about a dozen special guests but they are still guests like everyone else, maybe leading a workshop or giving a short concert during the day but then joining in as "audience" or "contributor" in other people's workshops and joining in the late night singing.

There is a daytime program of four or five tracks of organized workshops and sing-arounds during the day and there is jamming going on much of the time as well.

The program consists of workshops, themed sing-arounds and jams (blues, C&W, pub sing, sea songs or whatever) and a few half hour concerts. The only difference between a workshop and a sing-around is that the workshop is intended to showcase attendees with special knowledge in the type of music being featured. The leaders get a chance to do several songs apiece during the hour, besides inviting the audience to participate. For example, last year we had "Mountain Songs and Ballads" and "Irish Unaccompanied Singing" workshops among others.

We started the concerts because so many people want a chance to hear, say, Kendall, or Big Mick Lane, or Bob Zentz, or Ed Trickett, etc. Different people are featured each year including, most years, one or two relatively unknown musicians and/or non-professionals.

There are sign-up concerts Saturday and Sunday, late-night music after that. Next year we think we'll set aside a cabin near the dining hall for an extra late-night music venue.

Hope this helps.
Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 08:16 PM

Here are some of the people I believe are coming, either based on info on the first Getaway thread, or conversations. Please correct me if I've listed your name and you aren't going to be able to make it.... or if you're coming and don't see your name here. Also if there's a chance you'd like to lead a workshop, I need to know if you will only be here for part of the weekend.

If there's a star by your name I don't think you've been to the Getaway before & would like more info.

Alaska Mike
Allan C
Allan Rathbone?
Animaterra
Annie
Bearded Bruce
Big Mick
Bobert are you coming????
Carly, + Dean & Sam
Caroline Paton
CatsPHiddle???
Celtaddict are you coming?
Charlie Baum
Dani
Dennis Cook
El Greko*
Ferrara
Fortunato
Genie *
Janie
JAB/Gutbucketeer/Jim B
Jennifer Woods
Joe Offer
Judy Cook
Karen K
Kendall
KT?? *
Lisa Null
Max
Micca
Midchuck & Chris*
MMario
Morticia????
Nancy King
Bill D
ShadowMonk (Darriel)
Sandy Paton
Sinsull (we hope!!!!)
Songster Bob
Tinker
Uncle DaveO???

Well time for me to do some other stuff for a while. This Getaway program stuff is a bit addictive for me once I get into it, I guess it could be worse.
Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 08:35 PM

Rita,

I'm about 80% but can't do the entire weekend. Maybe just Come up Saturday and leave Sunday afternoon. Maybe more but no promises. I'd be more than happy to do a Blues Slide workshop with an emphasis on prewar blues if anyone would like to mess with that stuff. If not, being a first timer, I'll just go witht the flow, be it jus' hangin', 'er doing a short performance, 'er whatever...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 09:15 PM

Rita:

I will be there with a brand new jug, a MOOSE Horn, a duck call, and other fun stuff. It sure would be fun to have another jug band session. I can help host.

JAB


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: kendall
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 09:31 PM

Not sure how much voice I will have so it's hard to commit, but I will be in on Sinsull's workshop at least. (If I have any voice)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 10:00 PM

Ferrara, Kris (not "Chris." Be afraid.) and I are 2/3 of Woodchucks' Revenge. Our website is here. It's still very much under construction, but the "CDs and Tapes" clicky will give you the playlists for our two CDs and an idea of what we do.

I like cowboy songs and murder ballads and flatpicking, even though I'm not very good at it. Kris likes the more ragtimey fiddle music best.

We don't really specialize much. That's one of the problems we have when we go to get gigs. A promoter asks "What kind of music do you do?" and we answer "Songs we like." Oh well. We'd be available wherever there was any use for us.

Getting excited.

Peter.

Oh, and Kendall can vouch for the quantity, if not quality, of my adults - depraved adults - only songs, if there's any place for such.

P.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 03:43 AM

Rita,

yes, it will be my first Getaway. Here's some info, please PM me if you want to know more:

I am a singer/songwriter, so I play mostly my own stuff, which has the underrunning theme of "singing the praises of ordinary people", with 30% wristslashers, 30% tearjerkers, 20% historical and 20% lighthearted (and a few "funnies"). I accompany myself on 12- and 6-string guitars according to the song, and have developed a rather unusual fingerpicking style - so they tell me, to me it's normal - emphasizing bass string riffs.

But I also like to join in and do harmonies - both on guitar and vocal - in just about any style. I am a compulsive harmoniser/hummer.

I like to listen to anything except opera and Chinese music (I will skip any related workshops at the Getaway therefore ;-)). I am attracted by the unusual (a strong riff, a fusion of styles, a song about some piece of history unknown to me), but especially attracted to strong lyrics from unusual angles.

You can get quite a bit of detail about me - including some MP3s to listen to, in the "albums" section - from my website: http://www.folk4all.net

I will arrive Friday evening and plan to leave Sunday afternoon.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: jacqui.c
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 05:34 AM

Hi Rita

I'll be there with Kendall. This will be my first Getaway.

I tend to concentrate on English traditional folk, singing unaccompanied, but like listening to almost any music with an emphasis on the general folk idiom.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 09:23 AM

mentioned in the 'Care and Feeding of Muses' thread - perhaps a 'Care and Feeding of Muses' workshop/discussion/brainstorming session?

Something I'd like to see is a 'Song Challenge!' sing around and/or workshop - maybe a selection of three or four 'challenge!' type topics - which could be handed out the night before the workshop and then results sung ?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 11:01 AM

Thanks, Greko & Jacqui. Mmario, can you tell me more about the "Song Challenge"?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 11:06 AM

PM coming...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Janie
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 02:56 PM

I second JAB's suggestion for a repeat of the Jug Band workshop/sing around! I hope Lisa Null is planning another vocal clinic (and I hope I can get to go to all of it for once!) I assume there will be a gospel/hymn sing. A workshop on duets might be nice?

Can't wait!

Janie

I may be getting there early Friday this year, in which case I can help set up, if I'm not busy making airport runs. Guess I should pm Charlie about that, huh?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 04:13 PM

While I haven't yet sent in my registration, I'm definitely intending to be there.

I play guitar and banjo, and my "bag" is singing folk-type songs, almost exclusively story songs. I do very little instrumental-only playing, and I'm not too interested in playing as part of a group; that is, I'm a solo act folk singer, with guitar, banjo, or unaccompanied.

The reference to a "Song challenge" above puts me in mind of a game format I've had in mind for years. It starts out as a sing-around song circle. The first singer sings anything he/she likes. The next singer has to sing a song which uses a theme picked up from the first song. Thus, Jesse James could be followed by a song about bank robbers, or murder, or whatever. The third singer has to sing one based on a theme from the second singer's song. No repeats of previously done songs allowed unless it's a substantially different version. If a singer at his turn can't come up with an appropriate song, he's retired from circulation. Sort of like a spelling bee. One might run into some rather creative rationalizations for how the offered song is related to the previous one; that could make for a lot of fun. This could go on for quite a while if the singers assembled have large repertoires. Last singer left wins.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 05:51 PM

Uncle DaveO is coming to the Getaway? Life is good.
SINSULL


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 05:55 PM

Uncle Dave.." I'm a solo act folk singer, with guitar, banjo, or unaccompanied."......I hope you don't mean you don't allow singin' along...this bunch tends to help, unless threatened. *grin*


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 05:57 PM

Don't go in the lion's cage tonight, Mother dear
The lions are ferocious and they bite

Requests already, Dave


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 08:55 PM

Rita: I'll be there! Of course, you know what I'm famous and/or infamous for (wicked grin)...

I can certainly lead Parodies again, or Jewish songs, or Songs from Literary Sources.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: kendall
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 08:59 PM

I'm not really sure what I do. Whatever feels good I guess.
If I had to define myself, I'd have to say I'm a regional humorist. (Maine) who is apt to sing almost anything.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: bigchuck
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 09:35 PM

Rita, I'm trying to get confirmed time off from work to come. I am the remaining third of Woodchuck's Revenge. My roots are 60's era folk and blues, and I play guitar, mandolin, and incompetent banjo. My repertoire is wide and eclectic, and I'm happy to jump in and make a fool of myself in almost any situation.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Midchuck
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 09:55 PM

...incompetent banjo...

and he's given to redundancy in his speech...

Peter.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 10:35 PM

So tempting to set up a workshop on "Incompetent Banjo" ... but I guess I'll refrain so's to speak.

Good ideas, keep 'em coming. We can't use them all alas because time doesn't permit, but it ALL helps me get a feel for the kind of stuff this year's guests would enjoy.

I absolutely have to get a bit of my own work done for the next few days but as early as possible, will post a list of proposed workshops including the ones we've come up with so far in local discussions amongst FSGW members.

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: karen k
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 02:54 AM

Rita,
I'll be there, of course. Ballads, gospel, shipwrecks, mining disasters. Also, I learned a lot of new stuff last spring in England. Actually, I should say I'm learning a lot of new stuff I heard for the first time in England. I'm doing a workshop for NOMAD called England Revisited where I'm doing nothing but songs from England that I never heard before this trip. Maybe Jacqui and I could do an English Song workshop.

Some year I'll get to the Jug Band workshop.

Can't wait. It'll be nice to meet some new mudcatters.

k


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 12:09 PM

Bigchuck, I had a banjo like that once.

Rita, yes I will be there. Can't wait to see old friends and make new ones. I hope there is a "Songs of the Sea" workshop again, but I know that if there is it will coincide with some other workshop I want to go to. If you would like me to do anything particular, just let me know. See you soon.

Mike


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tinker
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 11:02 PM

I can never make up my mind between the choices, but last year's Blues session was wonderful. And I'd definately enjoy Midchuck's depraved adult suggestion. Can't wait to meet new 'catters and hug the old friends...

tinker


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: MMario
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 08:50 AM

yes - a depraved adult session sounds good.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 10:45 AM

Sounds like Tinker is bringing BOB, her Battery Operated Boyfriend, along. Be fun to watch Mick cringe again.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 11:48 AM

Rita, you forgot me (sniff, sniff).

Songs for depraved adults sounds good. (Rita, Middie doesn't usually get too awful depraved, if you know what I mean.)

Old or new singable songs with lots of harmony, and trying to find the elusive "missing notes" with voice or fiddle; trying to figure out guitar chords fairly quietly and watching people's hands; the odd fiddle tune.

I had an idea about the songwriting workshop, if there will be one. T the ideas for songs could be really mundane ones such as words (verbs, nouns, adverbs, adjectives). "Reflection" or "scream" leaves more room for being devious than a strict and detailed topic.

Fingerpicking for Dummies might be good. The 'for Dummies' books are used by experts in whatever field, so the title isn't really accurate. They could be subtitled 'Simple things you might not have known even if you're a genious'. Something along the lines of how to design an appropriated accompaniment for a song.


'Trees in Story and Song': good way to work the stump songs in, but there's also oak, ash, thorn, maple, apple, leaves and Wood(y Guthrie...maybe that's pushing it).

Let me point out there's an elephant in the living room...
A Fielding workshop. He made a lot of friends at the Getaway, influenced people, and there may be a few stories we haven't heard yet. Sandy should have first refusal for leading it. I'll volunteer for whatever, and I'll also nominate Mick because his computer's messed up and he can't refuse (not that he would). Maybe others knew him well and would be good leaders, too.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 12:03 PM

I have a particular interest in story songs. They include English and Scottish ballads and many, many others, both traditional and some not so traditional. Some of the songs I like and sing are not technically stories, but have a sort of narrative feel about them anyway. If there were a session/demonstration/workshop on story songs (as the definition is widened above), you can bet your bottom dollar I'd be there!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 02:51 PM

Hey now. I'm all for a workshop on "Depraved Songs for Adults", or "Depraved Songs" for adults only, but I will not come and sing my depraved songs if they mark me as a Depraved Adult.

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 05:04 PM

reformed, have we, Dani?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 07:49 PM

gollee! I may have to dust off "Charlotte the Harlot" and stuff I haven't sung much since we lost Dave Olive....(Dave made depravity into something between an art form and a spectator sport..)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 08:25 PM

Well, there are those who would say my entire reportoire qualifies as Depraved Songs...that being said, I definitely could contribute a couple of umm, err, **interesting** numbers to that!

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 28 Aug 04 - 12:36 AM

I'll be there (with my wife, I hope), and happy to help out in any way I can. I've thought of "Fat Choruses," "In the Tradition" (new songs that sound traditional), and I'm sure I can come up with a few others.

Warmly,
Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Aug 04 - 06:47 AM

Right now it's looking pretty good for me being there (it's just a matter of figuring out my getting there...).
I'm best at play-party songs and singing games- many of them are the kind the young folks did when dancing was forbidden. "Oh, no, ma'am, we're not dancing, we're just playing a l'il ol' game!"
Lots of fun and flirtation. Technically they're considered kids games now, but who's gonna tell if it's just overgrown kids?

Allison


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: beardedbruce
Date: 28 Aug 04 - 07:00 AM

Rita,

Can I get some time to have a workshop on "Care and Feeding of Muses" ( see thread of that name) I will bring ginger and Reese's PB cups, but the idea is to discuss how to encourage the creative process. Anybody else want to help direct ( not lead, since I have no idea where it will go!) such a workshop?

Late night, perhaps- One thing many on the thread commented on was the fact that ideas often cam when the person was tired or distracted.

I haven't forgotten to pick up my records- next Monday is the first day off I can make it over.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 28 Aug 04 - 02:17 PM

Dan, good to hear from you, what are "Fat Choruses"?

Bruce I like the idea of "C&F of Muses" but it's too early to say for sure, it sounds very good to me though. Mmario? Would you like to co-lead this?

As I said, this weekend I'm mostly tending to other stuff (TWO trips to take Darriel's belongings to his new apartment at Towson U, etc...). I am WAY behind on e-mailing all the folks I haven't heard from who came to last year's Getaway. (Probably won't e-mail any of the Shellbacks unless I know they are coming....). If I've heard from you here, I won't send you an e-mail, OK?

As Bill says, "little by little, the bird builds its nest." We'll get it built. I have really liked having the Mudcatters' suggestions, last year and this year. It helps assure me I'm on the right track, and last year a lot of neat workshops were first suggested on the Mudcat Getaway threads.

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: MMario
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 08:51 AM

Sure I'd be willing to co-anchor 'Care and Feeding of Muses' - hopefully if will not conflict with depraved adults.


'Christmas Comes Early' could be another sing session....

MMario


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 12:05 PM

... what if your muse IS a Depraved Adult?!

And, what about a progressive song circle, such as starting with murder and other crime songs, moving on to prison, pining-inside-or-outside-the-bars songs, then ending with getting-out-of-jail songs? It would bring an interesting mix of people together.

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 12:17 PM

I'm not sure it shouldn't start with love songs, then maybe cheatin' songs, THEN murder songs. Or maybe just random starting points, with songs that continue a story line. "And THEN what happened?" Good idea, Dani!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 12:55 PM

I am liking some of these ideas...now, all we need is a 5 day Getaway to work in all the good ideas.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 01:13 PM

yes - it would get a bit limiting to try to combine too many of them -
"allright gang - lets figure out how to to write a sea chanty with a chorus; about the care and feeding of depraved adult muses overdosing on chocolate and crystalized ginger at christmas on the West coast of the Great Lakes while making a jailbreak from their prison deep in the mines"


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 01:25 PM

Rita,

Susette and I will be there, but I'll be arriving before her with the mighty Micca in tow, probably on Friday.

Chance


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 02:42 PM

Well, and sure, it would all lead up to Gospel on Sunday morning, with light hearts, don't you know, and we'd have all day Sunday to work up to Depravity again!!

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tinker
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 01:37 AM

Now SINS, just cause I keep trying to keep the female side of the old blues alive... (Okay BOB is a new version of an old genre...) but someone has to keep the lady's side of the dirty ol blues alive.... Now if I could just get someone to sing the Butcher Duet....

I could really use that finger picking for dummies suggestion Jeri threw out... And I may just have to cornor Bobert for a slide lesson even if it doesn't make the schedule (hint, hint)

Scheduled or free form the stump shantys need some form of forum...

Rita thanks so much for putting this all together.

tinker


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 08:09 PM

Still readin'.... And taking notes but I'm only about a third of the way down the thread with the notes! Takes me MUCH longer to take good notes, and organize them, than it does just to read people's ideas.

Tinker thanks for the good words.

Dan, I repeat: What is a "Fat Chorus"?????


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,David Diamond
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 10:42 PM

I have reserved the weekend - and plan to be there.

I haven't run a workshop at the Getaway in a while - but it sounds like there might be plenty of folks with new ideas and I am happy enough joining in with other folks.

Has anyone considered a workshop for LOUD singers, loud songs, and loud choruses? Maybe it's a little crazy, but it might encourage some people to sing out. All this stuff about sharps and flats harmonies is all very well for those who can do that sort of stuff, but speaking as ToneDeafDave, there is something to be said for volume.

Re: Fat chorus - Jonathon used to refer to some of the Boarding Party numbers as 'fattening'. I never knew whether it was a private term, but it referred to those songs with long, rolling, melodic choruses, like 'Shallow Brown', that make you want to stand close to the other singers and drown in the music.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: JedMarum
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 11:59 PM

I wish I could be there ...

all the best, Folks!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 10:29 AM

Jed, one of these years...
One of these years, you may be able to pop up in your private jet, but until then, think about pencilling a Getaway in the schedule and doing a few house concerts on the way to give people a taste of whatever's on whatever CD you happen to be making at the time. I miss you at these things!

'Fat chorus' could mean a nice, long one, or one with a ton of harmony.
I like "ToneDeafDave hosts BellowFest 2004" sounds pretty good to me. Of course, well-fleshed harmonies tend to get a bit loud. In any case, everybody needs a good bellow now and then, and it sure helps me loosen up.

I'd go to a slide workshop, provided it wasn't scheduled opposite an obnoxious chorus workshop.

Clarification on Fingerpicking for Dummies: My problem (one of them) is combining picking patterns, figuring out what works for a song. Rick taught me a couple of basic patterns, I came up with a few on my own, but I don't understand how to vary them within a song, how to make it smooth, or how to work tunes in. I suspect I'm over-complicating things, but it would help a lot if I were able to 'pick' the brains of someone who was good at it.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: KT
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 01:57 AM

Yes, yes, yes!! And I'm bringing Ebbie, too!! YAHOO!!!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 10:17 AM

KT and Ebbie both at the Getaway!!!   Alright, an Alaskan contingent. We'll have to teach them all the Alaska Flag Song. This is going to be so much fun. I can't hardly wait.

Mike


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,Big Mick at the library and cookieless
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 03:26 PM

Damn, but this thing just gets better and better. I am going to have to recruit more Michiganders to try and keep up with the Brits and the Alaskans. And I finally get to meet KT 3D. This is going to be a great gathering.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 01:11 PM

The Micca and I are on the way...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 01:15 PM

it's a bit early isn't it?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,GracieK
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 01:36 PM

Pete, Will and I plan to attend. We just need to get our act together to register. We had a great time last year despite the cold.
Thanks to Charlie and Rita and everyone else involved for making this
year's Getaway possible.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: CET
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 06:12 AM

It's looking like I'm not going to have the commitments at work that I thought I was going to have, so our registration should be in the mail today or tomorrow.

If it's not too late for suggestions, how about a crime and punishment session? I like the idea of a progressive crime session, but in most of the songs I know the criminal just dies (hanging, firing squad, guillotine) and never gets as far as jail.

Big fat choruses - you bet!

Edmund


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ron Davies
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 07:52 AM

"Fat choruses", especially according to Dave Diamond's definition of it, sounds spectacular. Now that's filling stuff--hate to be anything programmed against it.

Also, I'm with Sinsull---Civil War songs are always great--they'll never fade in appeal.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 02:15 PM

How about Revolutionary War songs?

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 09:22 AM

Folks who are in town or passing through might like to come by our house on Thursday night, 10/14 before the Getaway, for a jam/singaround to welcome Micca from over the water?

If you don't know or have forgotten I live in Silver Spring, minutes from 495 and short hop to interstate 95 north. We are 38 minutes from BWI and an easy drive to Darlington.

PM me for details.

cheers, chance


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 14 Sep 04 - 12:08 PM

Hey, hey is anyone out there?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 05:40 AM

I've sent this PM to a few people, but need to put it here:

Oh, dear, I knew there was a reason I hadn't registered for the Getaway yet! I had a nagging feeling there was a conflict, and sure enough, I finally got together with the other members of the small group we've formed, and yes, we have a concert. That weekend. With a practice the day before.
I have to say I'm really looking forward to the concert- it's our first launch as a group- concertina, harp, recorders, accordion- ancient Irish airs, English country dance tunes, and other sweet melodies. But once again I'm going to miss the Getaway!

Allison


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 08:32 AM

oh-no! Was looking forward to seeing you there...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Janie
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 08:36 AM

Fortunato,

I may be able to join you Thursday night. I will probably leave for the Getaway after work on Thursday. However, I'm not sure I can make it as far as Silver Springs Thursday night. BTW, I am so sorry to have been out of town for your Hillsborough performance. It got rave reviews.

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 09:31 AM

Janie, (see my PM) hope you can make it. Hillsborough was great fun and Dani is a wonderful person to play for, she and her two girls made us feel greatly welcomed. Glad to hear about the raves!

Come help me welcome the MIGHTY MICCA


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 11:07 AM

Allison...SHIT!!!
Not about the concert, THAT sounds great. Break a leg (preferably a lobster's) and above all, have fun. I'll miss you at the Getaway. You would love it there.

I finally got some ink for my printer, so I should be sending in my registration.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 11:14 AM

Guess what weekend the Press Room Shanty Sing (NH) falls on...

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 11:45 AM

I suspect there will be a shanty or two sung at the Getaway ; )

Prior musical commitments are no excuse unless it's a paying gig.....

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tinker
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 11:53 AM

Since the weekend is already scheduled for making music,it should only make it easier to relocate the sesson to the Getaway.... come on down Charley.

Tinker


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 11:55 AM

and since you're going to be in the area beforehand - you don't have the excuse of not knowing how to get there!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 12:30 PM

This thread doesn't have a title that would clue you in, but it's related to the Getaway activities.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 12:47 PM

Out-of-towners who want to go to Fortunato's and Micca's Thursday night party are welcome to spend Thursday night at our place. We have a couple of couches, some mattresses and a floor, and MAYBE my son's room as well although I hope he's coming to the Getaway again.

It may be a bit rough and ready, because if I'm running true to form I will still have four dozen things I have to get done before I can leave for the Getaway :-) so probably there will be no offer of cooking Friday breakfast, etc. but who knows? Bagels, anyone?

Fortunato, that's why we haven't sent you an RSVP for the Thursday party. We'll be there IF Rita has her stuff together for the Getaway....

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 12:54 PM

Program progress note: Carly Gewirz -- bless her heart -- is now acting more or less as Program Co-Chair and doing a wonderful job. We're still in early planning stages but have some wonderful special guests this year, more info as we go along.

Carly has been involved with folk music since college, has been a member of FSGW for at least the 25 years that I've been involved with it, and has been to almost every Getaway in that time. She knows many more people than I do, has been a Getaway chair and president of FSGW and held other offices, too numerous to mention, and has great suggestions on the program. And unlike me, she's organized. It's a real pleasure to have her working on the program.

Many, many thanks to Carly for the hours she is putting into this.

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 01:03 PM

Yeah! for both Carly and Rita!

(and I can testify that the spare couch is comfortable!)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 07:34 PM

Only 27 days until it starts, GREAT!!!   I want to go to ALL the workshops, listen to ALL the mini-concerts, and stay up ALL night, every night, singing songs with friends. I know I'm not going to be able to do it ALL, but I can't wait for it to begin.

Mike


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Susan A-R
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 10:38 PM

I'd be interested in an instrumental harmony jam, tunes slow enough to play with, etc. I'd be willing to bring enough (by ear) to get the ball rolling, and might be able to get notes as well. Dancing didn't seem to be a big hit last year, but those of us who played had a blast.

I'd also be willing to help with a Civil War songs workshop, bring lots of music and words, etc. if someone else is able to do any accompaniment.

Rita, Bill suggested that I might be able to ride with you folks. Would it be at all helpful if I came over a few hours early and helped oranize stuff? I do a lot of coalating and filing and finding for my dear spouse, and could probably get out to Wheaton by noon or so.

Susan A-R


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,Pauline L.
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 01:27 AM

I'd love to help Susan A-R with an instrumental harmony jam. I agree about playing for dance. Maybe we could put together some more waltzes to play, maybe waltzes and jigs (I love 3s).


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: kendall
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 07:06 AM

I know a few Civil War songs if I have any voice.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Carly
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 11:16 AM

Rita, thank you for those kind words. This will be my 34th Getaway, I think, so obviously it is an important part of my life. Helping out is the least I can do.

I'm pulling together some craft activities for the weekend. Is there anyone who would like to learn to spin wool? I can come up with some dropspindles that people can take home afterwards, and enough fleece to drown in, if there is interest.I know, there are so many good music workshops....but since I am helping with the schedule, and I don't want to miss music either, I'm hoping we can put the instruction time in some little used spot early on, and then people can practice as they please all weekend.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 11:23 AM

Our PreGetaway Up the Micca will be a potluck starting at 7:00, but if like Dani (who I hope to see) you're traveling throught we can arrange other times to greet you.

PM me for details.

cheers, chance


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tinker
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 01:43 PM

Carly, I would love to learn how to use a drop spindle !!! Hopefully we can find a moment during the weekend.

kathy


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 09:32 AM

The ever vigilant Micca has called to remind me that he is violently allergic to seafood. Not wanting to have him puke his pancreas out during the party I've changed the menu to vegetarian chili. regrets to the the gumbo lovers. Sigh.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Allan C.
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 10:00 AM

Rita, I've seen and heard El Greko and hope you'll give some serious thought to allowing him an opportunity for a mini-concert. I'm sure that most of the Shellbacks and many others from across the pond would agree that he is well worth a good listening.

As for me: I'd be perfectly willing to lead a workshop for inept folkies.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 10:15 AM

Carly - you are EVIL! just what I need - another fiber addiction!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 08:30 AM

I finally mailed in my registration. So I'm coming for sure. I'll be driving up sometime Friday afternoon and passing right by BWI if anyone needs a ride.

JAB
Gutbucketeer


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: jacqui.c
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 08:31 AM

I'll go along with Allan C - any opportunity to hear El Greko in action would be very welcome.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Col K
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 07:01 PM

All this talk of the programme for this years Getaway,and me not coming now. I'm gonna miss you all but I do hope that you have a great time again.
Yes I think it would be a good idea to let El Greko do a mini ( or maxi ) concert spot.He is such an excellent songwriter and I am sure that he will make you think with his words.
I will be there again, hopefully in future with cols angel as well.
All the best to you all
Love
Col


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Susan A-R
Date: 22 Sep 04 - 09:07 PM

Carli, I think I even still have an old drop spindle somewhere in my wool stuff. I'll dig it up and bring it for Tinker or Mmario. Alas, now wool makes me sneeze (and spinning has always affected my language aversely) Say, maybe I can bring a bunch of gorgeous Green Mountain Spinnery yarn for the silent auction, now that I can't work with it anymore.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Janie
Date: 23 Sep 04 - 09:17 AM

It may be a little late in the game to toss out some more ideas, but....

What about a workshop on folk songs we sang as children. The Froggy Went a'Courtin' threads made me think of it.

And, songs about gardening, the earth, nature, etc. Many of these would probably be "in the tradition" but there are also many traditional songs that would fit.

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Carly
Date: 23 Sep 04 - 12:38 PM

Susan, yarn for the auction is a great idea! I sympathize with the wool problem; my husband is allergic to wool! I do much of my own spinning in other fibers: silk, cotton, etc. I generally start people off with wool because it is easy to get spectacular results fast, and other fibers are generally more expensive. But I will bring some cotton along for those who have problems with wool.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Janie
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 11:35 AM

Any chance a sneak preview of a preliminary schedule of a priliminary schedule will appear soon? I don't mean to be impatient----but I am.

I've said it before, but it bears repeating: I am sure I am not the only mom, dad, wife, husband in the bunch who experiences the Getaway weekend as a soul-and-sanity restoring weekend. Just music, fellowship, and good food we didn't have to cook or clean up. The FSGW folks are living saints to have designed this wonderful event.
It is a lot of work for a lot of you, and comes across as a labor of love.

Thank you very, very much.

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 03:58 PM

Carly, Nancy King and I are meeting Sunday to pull together a preliminary copy of the preliminary schedule, but I can let you know a few folks who will be there. Figure that most, or all, of the following people will be giving mini concerts, leading workshops or just contributing to the music and you'll have a small picture of the blockbuster weekend it's going to be.

(Sandy & Caroline Paton);
Big Mick Lane;
(Saul Broudy) ;
Jack Beck
Norman & Betty MacDonald (From northwest England near Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Ed Trickett
Elizabeth LaPrelle

Well this is a start, huh? The hardest part this year (again!) is going to be setting up enough workshops so there's room for everybody, without driving everyone NUTS trying to see and hear everything at once. Not a bad problem to have.

More soon,
Rita
guess I'd better post this and test all those links ha-ha....


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 04:04 PM

ps Sorry I couldn't find the MacDonalds web site, or one for Big Mick, and of course you can also get info about Sandy & Caroline at Folk Legacy.

But we Don't Know Yet who's going to be leading what, for the most part. I betcha one thing though -- it will be a good time. We'll have a proposed list of workshops by Monday. Sooner if possible....

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 04:52 PM

I just reminded Rita that she didn't mention El Greco, but you knew about HIM, already, hmm? So add him to that list above of folks you'll see doing stuff....
and of course, many of the usual suspects...including yourself.
as Rita says, more later


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 08:54 PM

Actually, I don't think I mentioned anyone who was already mentioned at the start of this thread, except Mick Lane. Forgot I had mentioned him already.... Definitely there are other wonderful wonderful musicians in addition to the batch I just named but you already knew about them.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 12:57 PM

Wonderful meeting yesterday with Carly & Nancy. Now we have many, many phone calls, PMs and e-mails to send out.... :-)

I was feeling smug because I already put El Greko's name on my mini concert list back in late August, having a sneaky idea that it would be well worth it. But after I read all those requests, I thought I'd go back and review my correspondence with him about it. Haha, there was no correspondence because I forgot to talk to El Greko about it. Oh well. He is now signed up for a mini concert.

And, we're going to have "What I Learned from Rick Fielding." Lovely idea, Jeri.

We had to limit the number of mini concerts or there would be no participatory stuff, but it was SO hard to do! We could easily have had twice as many. If we missed you and you'd like to be considered for a mini next year, talk to the program chair as soon as you know you're coming.

Other stuff too numerous to mention, more later.

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 01:47 PM

I'm just the first one who typed it out loud, Rita. I have a feeling there were loads of people thinking it. I think it should a be joyfyul, warmly irreverent workshop about the ripples caused when one man's life plopped into the waters of ours.

I'm glad El Greko is doing a mini-concert, and I hope I won't have a conflict. I hope I don't have a conflict with ANY of those folks you have scheduled. It looks like it's going to be one HELL of a year!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 02:09 PM

Friday night there will be a cloning workshop for those who can't stand to miss anything......however, your meals have to be shared among your clones.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: jacqui.c
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 02:15 PM

Bill - there will be some people who can NEVER be cloned (naming no names!)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tinker
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 02:21 PM

Bill, that might be the most effective weight loss yet... I find myself increasingly distracted by Getaway and it'll only get worse once the program gets distributed. What a wonderful problem.

tinker


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 09:56 PM

Okay, first cut, no promises, subject to change, your actual mileage may be different, and all other applicable and inapplicable disclaimers.

If I've listed you as giving a mini concert and this is the first you've heard about it, just PM me and let me know whether it works for you or not.

This is a really really rough cut, sorry, but I know people want to start planning so ... here is the part we're pretty sure about, somewhat, mostly.

2004 FSGW GETAWAY – Workshop ideas as of Sept 27

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS TENTATIVE, PRELIMINARY, PARTIAL, INCOMPLETE, and SUBJECT TO REVISION.

MINI CONCERTS

"Big Mick" Lane
"Alaska Mike" Campbell – sent PM
Sandy & Caroline Paton
        Chance "Fortunato" Shiver & Suzette ??
        Ed Trickett
        Saul Broudy
        Jack Beck
        MacDonalds
        Elizabeth LaPrelle
        El Greko


WORKSHOPS AND SING-AROUNDS
1930's Jam
American Traditional
The Real American West – Cowboys, Miners, Lumberjacks, Mormons and all….
Ballads I & II
Becoming a More Confident Singer
Big, Fattening Choruses
[Something with Blues
        - possibly including but not restricted to:
        Slide Styles,
        Pre-1940s blues, and/or
        Blues styles for idiots…]
Celtic Jam –
Care & feeding of Muses
Civil & Uncivil Wars
Concertina –
Country & Western
Crafts – Using Drop Spindles
Crime & Punishment
[Something with dancing, possibly including but not restricted to:
DANCE - Called Contra Dance & Jam
        And/or DANCE – Waltz Jam
        And/or DANCE – Square Dance
Dialects
Disasters
England
        And/or Scotland and the Border
        And/or British Isles
Fingerpicking Styles for Dummies
Food Songs
Foreign Language
Four Part Harmonies
The Frozen Norths
Plants, Trees & Gardens
Songs We Sang as Kids
Gospel
Hank Williams Era
Historical
Hoboes & Trains
In Other Words
Instrumental Harmonies- Slow jam,
LOUD Songs & Choruses,
Old Time Sing & Jam
        Or, Old Time & Carter Family
Parlor Songs
Parodies
Politically Incorrect –
"Processional Giants in Great Britain"
Roots of the Music
Shanties & Sea Songs         
Skiffle/Jug Band/Home Made Instruments
"Songs So Bad They're Good."   
Songwriters' Workshop
Songs from a Hat
Song Collecting –
Story Songs [Childeless Ballads] -
Show Tunes/Theater & Musical Comedy
Times & Seasons
Using a Mike
[What I Learned from] Rick Fielding

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
Interactive Stories (age 3 & up)
Craft & CD Market
Campfire


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Janie
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 10:02 PM

OHMYGOSH!!! Let me be the first to officially sign up for the clone workshop. No matter what the final program is, I can see I am going to have lots of conflicts. As already noted, what a nice problem to have:>)

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: CET
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 10:40 PM

That's going to be a great program. I wouldn't want to change any of it. However, if there any spots left open, do you think a session on crime(outlaws, highwaymen, prisons, hangings, beheadings, etc)might be possible?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: karen k
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 10:51 PM

I'll second CET's crime suggestion.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 11:17 PM

You might want to read the preliminary list of workshops again. "Crime & Punishment" is on it.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 11:33 PM

Ha, thanks, Jeri. Question: Would it be clearer (and maybe more appealing) if we just called it Crime?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 12:46 AM

Whoa! I say, Whoa! On this side of the American continent, at least, there are only 24 hours a day available. Just how is this done?

Actually, I would love to see a tentative agenda- when do things begin, how many things overlap, when do things end? At this rate, it feels like the only time we'll get to just plain play is while loping between activities.

Love it.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 12:53 AM

Ebbie (I am so excited to meet you and KT!!!) the workshops run all day, and the sessions where we just sit and play run all night. Don't figure on a full nights sleep while you are here. After dinner, folks start separating out into sessions, and everyone is welcome to sit in on any one of them. You will not be hurting for time to play together. BTW, what instruments are you and KT bringing?

all the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: KT
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 01:22 AM

Awww, Ebbie, I KNEW we should've planned on taking two months!!!

KT


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: kendall
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 06:38 AM

My advice to all, don't miss El Grecko, and not just because he will be playing my highly prized 12 string Apollo Guitar!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 06:41 AM

With my girth it will be hard to miss me, Kendall - but thank you very much for the endorsement! The cheque's in the post...;-)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: MMario
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 08:45 AM

Ebbie - why do you think we need a workshop on cloning? and yes - it pretty much does go 24 hours a day.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Mantid
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 09:57 AM

Dancing Jams again, YIIPPEE. I'll bring my dancing shoes.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 12:19 PM

since Camp Ramblewood (once cleverly called "Camp Escher") is on a hill, all you need to do for your exercise program is choose workshops that require moving from one building to another....

If your goal is to avoid exercise, pick one spot for morning and one for afternoon, and dont move....you will have fun either way. For those who have never been there, I will post some 'general' pictures of what former years looked like...maybe later today.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: CET
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 05:52 PM

Jeri:

Read the earlier post so that I get my information straight? Oh, sure. What harebrained scheme will you come up with next?

Edmund


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 08:44 PM

Edmund, it's just in my nature to come up with ideas that no one has thought of before. I thought I was being terribly original.

Rita, I think one always has to address 'punishment' when they talk about 'crime'. Otherwise, it just looks like bad guys get away with all sorts of things. Plus, there are a few songs about punisment that don't talk about the crime. All those 'gallows tree' songs where people are wondering what they're going to get when the guy's dead. A huge percentage of All Songs Ever Written will fit this workshops... murder, theft, rape, poaching, incest, adultery, beheadings, hangings, naked pages with big swords, damning people's eyes, eels (or marrowbones), throwing people off the ship or leaving them on and sinking it, transporting people someplace horrible such as Australia...
...maybe you should have a workshop for "Songs that Don't Fit in Crime & Punishment." There ought to be a couple.

Ebbie, Friday night ends when people fall over. Saturday, there are workshops, then the concert, then it ends when people fall over. Sunday is a lot like Saturday, but with gospel music. On Monday, we eat breakfast and sing (if our voices still work), and we try to avoid falling over because it was too hard to get up in the first place. At some point on Monday, various 'shooers' come around with cattle prods and tell us to go home.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Amos
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 11:15 PM

Jeri:

You are a Genuine Original and a Piece O' Work!

Love,

Amos


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Susan A-R
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 11:58 PM

This time I'm going to get a good night's sleep, or two or three, before I get there, so I don't need any while I'm there. Then I won't have to pack the sleeping bag.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 12:26 AM

Okay, Crime & Punishment it is. Guess it will need to be a three hour session, huh?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 02:41 AM

"Ebbie, Friday night ends when people fall over. Saturday, there are workshops, then the concert, then it ends when people fall over. Sunday is a lot like Saturday, but with gospel music. On Monday, we eat breakfast and sing (if our voices still work), and we try to avoid falling over because it was too hard to get up in the first place. At some point on Monday, various 'shooers' come around with cattle prods and tell us to go home."

LOL Thanks, Jeri. Glad to know what to expect!

I'm very excited about the whole thing- and am REALLY looking forward to meeting and hearing everybody.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: karen k
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 03:18 AM

Last year's Getaway was wonderful. I've often thought during this year that it just couldn't get any better. But now, after reading all this I'm not so sure. Waiting for the Getaway to come around again keeps me going all year long. I feel sorry for anyone who can't make it. Rita, Carly, Nancy, and all the other behind the scenes folk, thanks for all the hard work you are doing on this weekend. I can't wait!

karen


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 05:13 PM

My check is in the mail finally. Is there an agenda yet?
SINS


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Nancy King
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 06:33 PM

Sinsull, the list posted in this thread by Rita on 9/27 at 9:56 p.m. is as close as we can come to an "agenda" at this point. We're still waiting for responses from some of the people we have contacted, and when we get those, we'll have to sit down and figure things out more closely. But that list should give you a general idea, keeping in mind all the caveats Rita mentioned.

Whatever the exact program, it's bound to be a blast! We haven't had a bad Getaway yet, and this is the 40th one!

Hmm, I guess I'd better get my registration in! I was waiting till I found out if I could stay over till Monday morning, but it looks like that's not to be. One of these years...

Anyhow, folks, your patience will be rewarded before long!

Looking forward to seeing everybody!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 12:12 AM

After tonight's meeting we're 98 percent there, folks. We like it. Hope you will too. But I have to do a bit of typing before I can post what we have. We'll have the schedule and everything for your review, tomorrow or Friday. I may even post the list of workshops tonight but don't hold your breath.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 12:39 AM

The revised workshop list is available at

this location .

Schedules tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 02:25 AM

Jeez -- You guys throw a party, you really get after it, huh? Was it Letterman who coined the phrase "...more fun than human beings should be allowed to have"? I'm drooling.

Is there a regular time for this thing? Always the 3rd weekend in October? Or some other milepost? I'd like to start saving for next year.   Tw


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: MMario
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 05:33 AM

The list looks good!!!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:00 PM

Here is the Getaway schedule:

Saturday schedule grid
Sunday schedule grid

To print these files, it may help to select "Landscape" in the printer file setup.

Proofread them, please! I know there are errors.

The timing of the workshops was very tight this year. There are a number of leaders with time constraints, which limited us. We try to set up different styles of workshops for various musical tastes in each time slot. But we know most of us have wide ranging musical interests so of course there are conflicts.

Workshop leaders, make sure we haven't scheduled you in two places at the same time. Make sure your name is spelled right. Make sure the workshop we have you doing is the right one!

And, please let us know if you have a conflict, or are very unhappy about missing whatever is scheduled against you. We may be able to move you, although it is a very tight schedule. Or, we may be able to find another co-leader to assist or replace you so you can see at least part of the conflicting workshop.

We have been asked to set up workshops on "The Songs Kids Really Sing" and on "Nature, Plants, Trees, Gardens" etc.

The problem with "Nature" is that it had to be scheduled against some real blockbuster workshops. We moved it about four times but in a nice, full schedule there are always conflicts. Would anyone like to lead this, where we have it scheduled?

The problem with "Kids" is that we just didn't know who to ask. Who is fluent in this kind of song? The kids concerned are about 9 to 12 years old and have made it clear they don't want "nice" songs about little duckies, they want parodies and irreverent stuff if possible.

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Janie
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:10 PM

What a line up!

Rita, I pm'ed you about the nature workshop.

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:21 PM

WOW!

I see One particular hour that I think is going to have a number of people going schizoid - but given the workshops - I suspect there is going to be one of those somewhere in the schedule regardless of what is done.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:30 PM

SINSULL (and Kendall, probably) are going to miss half of the Fielding workshop on Saturday, and I'll miss half of theirs. (I almost said 'Rick' workshop, but there are enough guys named Richard - Mostly 'Dick' - so you could use that as a title some year. 'The Large Richard Workshop'. I'll stop now.

Anyway, they'll miss half, but if you slide the RF workshop down, I'll miss Elizabeth LaPrelle, and I'll complain about that.

Sunday, from 11:30 to lunch, I want to be at everything listed. I don't think you can do much about that though.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:34 PM

I see several hours that will enhance my exercise program as I RUN from one one building to another....but I can't remember any year when that hasn't been the case. ....but I was younger once...

(Sometimes, I like discovering that there is an hour when I can just relax and sit & visit!)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:39 PM

looks like I'm finally going to go inside "the white house" - never managed to get there before.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:56 PM

The way I see it, I will need an "out of body" experience to catch half of what I want...

(Now, where were those mushrooms...)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 03:59 PM

This is great, Janie's going to lead the Nature workshop, which I really appreciate. I had at least 4 requests this year for workshops on plants, gardens, trees and I forget what else on this topic.

Sinsull, I see what you mean. I'm starting a list of conflicts we might be able to do something about, so I'll put your comments on it.

By the way, I'm going to start a thread (Prety Soon Now, when I have some leisure time ha-ha....) on Elizabeth LaPrelle's brand new first CD. Oh my goodness it is good. She'll have them at the Getaway, of course.   

Bill, sorry, we should have realized we needed to set up an hour each day where there were only boring workshops :-)

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 04:02 PM

Bill - you said I like discovering that there is an hour when I can just relax and sit & visit

Isn't that what the wee hours of the morning are for? Tinker and I keep ending up standing outside the cabin at some un-earthly hour chit-chatting.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 04:08 PM

Rita, I see there is a conflict for me between my mini concert and the song writing workshop which I was hoping to attend. Its is NOT critical, but if I could attend both it would be appreciated. I'm sure if you do change it there will be some other conflict that results. Oh well, pass the mushrooms George.

Mike


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 04:11 PM

GETAWAY CRAFT & CD MARKETPLACE

The space between the dining hall and the TV room is our Marketplace. For example, Folk Legacy and Camsco Music set up tables there when they can get to the Getaway. And Bill and I set up a table of our woodworking. Etc Etc Etc.

Feel free to bring your own CD's or crafts for sale. Except for FL and Camsco it's mostly on the honor system, since no one wants to sit and take money when they could be off making music.

This year we're asking people if they would make a donation, earmarked either for the Getaway Fund or the Scholarship Fund, based on 3 to 5 percent of their craft and CD sales. It's purely voluntary though!

We have a Silent Auction in the marketplace area to benefit the Getaway Scholarship Fund. (Minimum bid increase is $1.00) Be generous in your bids -- it benefits us all since it lets some of our favorite people come to the Getaway in years when they couldn't afford it otherwise.

This year, there will be a Make-Your-Own-Earrings area, with materials, findings, & instructions. It will be available all weekend and the small fee will benefit the Scholarship fund.

Any other ideas & suggestions?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 04:24 PM

Jeri, sorry, it was you who pointed out the conflict between Sinsull's Hank Williams workshop and the Rick Fielding workshop. Anyway the concern is noted. Yours, too, Mike.

There's no point starting to try to shift workshops around until we collect most or all of the feedback, but we'll give it some thought. Thanks for the feedback.

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 06:16 PM

Rita, my hat's off to you and the others who schedule the workshops, concerts and misc activities for the Getaway. I have scheduled complex festivals myself and know what is involved. Please disregard my previous post as nothing more than long distance whining. I will gladly adjust to the schedule however it comes out in its final form.

YIPPEE, ONE MORE WEEK!!!!!


Mike


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 08:35 PM

Well, Mike, you said it isn't critical, so I don't feel your request puts any pressure on us. And it didn't sound like whining/whinging, just an honest comment on what you would prefer.

But, you know, I have been rushing to get this posted for more than one reason: First, people are very eager to see it; and second, we now have until Tuesday to get people's feedback and see if we can tweak it into being a bit better for everyone. ... And then give people a quick chance to look at the tweaked version, and see what we inadvertently made much worse....

If I can move all the songs in the White House back for half an hour, for instance, so that Kids doesn't totally overlap Kendal & Jacqui's wedding celebration, we can have a fantastic leader for kids songs (Gorgeous Gary, who never stopped being a kid, thank heaven....).

One great thing about the Web is this kind of feedback loop is now possible.

You may an e-mail annoucement as well as the notice on this thread. We want to reach the non-mudcatters for their feedback too, so will e-mail all the registered people and the ones we know have been lollygagging and aren't registered yet but we know they are coming. :-)

The Committee may not be able to meet before Sunday, but we may do a few things via phone and e-mail.

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:56 PM

This lollygagger sent in her registration today.

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 10:04 PM

My brain is exploding! I can't be in three places at once! Guess that means another great Getaway.

I thought the wedding hour was supposed to be a surprise. Kendall was genuinely concerned when I acted stupid today (Don't say it, Captain!) about what he and Jacqui were planning for an affair. I asked about a sit down supper. Does SHIVEREE mean anything to you people? hee hee.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 10:32 PM

YAY Dani!

Oh No Sinsull, you wouldn't!!!! WEll, I guess you would -- maybe we should keep their cabin assignment a secret? Anyway, Tinker and I sorta decided it was time to go public with the wedding party.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tinker
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:54 AM

SINS, look at the schedule, a sit down LUNCHEON is much easier to place in this time slot. And Dinner is so much more formal....The Cap'n requested simple, and by scheduling things around luncheon we can avoid the necessity of black tie and move to simple elegance as a dress code. Now if you can just convince Kendall that a Top Hat is fitting and proper....


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 08:41 AM

Jacquie and Kendall are planning an affair? I thought they were gonna get married?

okay - I'll get my hat...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 08:46 AM

Reminds me of an old (I think New Yorker) cartoon in which Hannibal is tapping his toe impatiently waiting for his wife to be ready. She is dressed to the 9's: feathed hat, pearls, heels, the whole bit. She says, "Dammit! I thought you said we were crossing the Alps with ELEGANCE!"

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 12:15 PM

YAY Dani! I found out you were going to the Getaway the same day I heard you might not. Would not be the same without you.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 05:06 PM

note....the longish outlook weather forecast indicates a good chance for rain, at least on Saturday, so be prepared...temperature high 40s at night and high 60s during the day. Cooler than we'd like, but not unexpected.

I drive this BIG van, and will have some extra blankets and such available, and perhaps those who are driving and have room could add an extra to offer those who are flying and might be short....

I am debating whether to bring a space heater for that back room, as the long thin one I had the last two years disappeared late Sunday night last year...*sigh*....we shall see. (It is nice to warm the hands before playing...)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 05:41 PM

I can bring some extra comforters and pillows if they fit in Tinker's car. Towels too.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 05:45 PM

I'm facilitating the Blues workshop on Saturday from 4 to 5 but there is also a plant and garden thing beginning at 4:30 and ending at 5:30 that I will runover to after my workshop.

Fir the gardeners, I will be bringing some surprises!!! Yep, they have roots and will arrive in small plastic pots...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 06:11 PM

"the longish outlook weather forecast indicates a good chance for rain, at least on Saturday, so be prepared...temperature high 40s at night and high 60s during the day." Bill D

LOL When you warned us that it might be chilly at the Getaway, I was wondering if it might get down to freezing. In the Misty (not Frozen) North, our high temperatures for the last month have been in the upper 40s. The "high 60s" to us is SUMMERTIME.

AlaskaMike, being nearly 600 air miles from Southeast Alaska, at the Getaway, will probably be in t-shirt and shorts.

It's all in perspective.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 06:40 PM

Bobert,
Is that stuff legal?????


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:05 PM

Oh, sure, it's legal but...

...don't look unnner the seat of my Toyoter.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:08 PM

Ebbie...there have been a very few times in the past when the temp got down in the mid-30s, but mid-Oct is hard to predict here....we have had "durn chilly" one night, and sat in the sun in shirt-sleeves next day. Rain is not quite as common, but a different problem...just wanted as many as possible to have the prediction...*grin*.....(seems all that moisture currently in the Gulf of Mexico might favor us by next weekend..)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Janie
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:24 PM

Plants? Did somebody mention plants?

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:28 PM

Bobert's predictions:

Friday: Sunny, High 60, low 42
Saturday: Partly sunny, High 61, low 43
Sunday: Partly cloudy, chance of rain 40%, High 63, low 43
Monday: Cloudy, Chance of rain 40%, High 60, Low 38

Hey, my dartboard is as good as the next guy's, ain't it?

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: kendall
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:42 PM

I will be joining Sinsull in her Hank Williams workshop, and Jeri agreed to play fiddle on one of the pieces I plan to do.
The doctor who is going to do the surgery says I should talk softly and stop driving my voice, so we will either have to get real close to each other, or if a small amp. was available, that would be great.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:53 PM

Get very close? And risk the wrath of jacqui???? Who's got an amp?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 10:41 PM

Well if anyone can run the sound system maybe we can give Kendall a mike, but the workshop would have to take place on the stage. :-)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 11:06 PM

High tech, Rita. Does no one have one of those Mr Microphone thingies anymore? Or a boom box and a mic? MC Morse...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 07:39 AM

Rita,

I can run the sound system if Mary wants to do the workshop on the stage and get Prof Kendall some amplification. Glad to help the old fart out. I was planning on singing Hank with them anyway. Can't let those Damn Yankees do all the Honky-Tonk.

chance


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 09:47 AM

I have one of those easy-breezy karaoke things I could bring if you like. Plug it in and go.

I'd rather sit close, though...

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: kendall
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 03:57 PM

I MUST not respond, I must not respond...

All I need is a very little amplification because my voice is very weak at this point. I hate sound systems, but it's a large room, and if I can't be heard there's no point doing anything. What Dani suggested would work, I'm sure. I mean, ah, the mike thing. LOL


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 04:16 PM

Segue back to Sinsull's post re 'towels'- Are we to bring towels, soap, and other appurtenances?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 04:54 PM

yep..it's best to have your own personal stuff unless you have made arrangements with somone local..(last year those of us who hosted trans-Atlantic travellers provided bedding & towels to keep the packing list shorter....would you like some added to the list?

everyone has their preferences, and some have a travel kit THEY prefer...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 06:04 PM

OK Kendall, you'd rather DANI helped you with your volume than me, eh? Fancy that...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: kendall
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 06:34 PM

I can't win. There is no way out of this!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 06:57 PM

see you friday, old chum.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 08:41 PM

The Darlington, Maryland weather forecast from Weather Underground


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Nancy King
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 12:01 AM

Looks chilly! Bring your longjohns, folks! And throw in an extra blanket! And re-check the weather on, say, Thursday...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 01:48 AM

The weather link I gave above should automatically update as you check it later in the week. Those of you with divine connections can pray for warm weather, and the scientists among you should train the butterflies in Senegal (or wherever--Guam or Hawaii?) to move their wings properly to assure warmer weather in Maryland next weekend.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Micca
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 05:53 AM

66 Degrees!!! wow!!! Summer weather!!! get out the t-shirts and the shorts!!! and bring sun tan oil!!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: kendall
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 06:07 AM

Don't forget Micca, that's "F" not "C" LOL


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 10:04 AM

66°C would equal 151°F. It's a good temperature for nice, hot soup, but not live people. If you're cooking someone, you'd want an internal temperature of 165°F, 14° higher. Most food should be cooked to an internal temp of at least 145°F. Of course, the exterior temperature is usually higher, so 151° would be more of a very slow roasting temperature.

66°F=19°F and 45°F=7°C. (Thanks to the Temperature Converter thingie Jon Freeman created.)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Micca
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 12:51 PM

News for those interested in the Silent Auction I have a signed copy ( by Les, Herga Kitty and El Greko who sing on it) of Les Sullivans CD to include in the auction for more info Les's CD


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 03:28 PM

I have just thrown the bones, made my JuJu, and the results are in.

Friday will be warm, 65° with small chance of a shower 46° at night, so the Micca will have to wear some pjs. Saturday will somewhat cloudy but dry, brisk at 58° mid afternoon and 40°. Nothing good beer or cider won't stand up to. Sunday much the same and dry. All in all the JuJu forcast a cool and robust getaway.

cheers, chance


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 12:33 PM

Well the revisions are up. For links see my post of Oct 7.

FYI The following sessions (in order of appearance) have a change in time, location or both. If you're leading one of these sessions, or find painful new conflicts, please comment. If you love it, comment anyway. - Rita

Mini-concerts:
        "Alaska Mike" Campbell
        "Big Mick" Lane
        Sandy & Caroline Paton
        Saul Broudy
        Ed Trickett

Workshops:
        What I Learned from Rick Fielding
        Skiffle/Jug Band/Home Made Instruments
        The Real Soldier Songs
        Food Songs
        Blues Styles
        In Other Words
        The Songs Kids Really Sing
        Show Tunes
        Becoming a More Confident Singer
        Nature: Plants, Trees & Gardens
        Recording Your Own CD
        Waltz Jam & Dance
        Historical Songs


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 01:52 PM

Just in case there are any questions.... after a few PM's... The Wedding Party will also be a song circle, so please begin preparing your songs and toasts. Although Kendall and Jacqui C will be the newest of newlyweds amongst us, Vixen and Reynard, Gorgeous Gary and Sheryl, Dan and Geeta have all tangoed with the commitment cupid since we last met at Getaway (Any others???) .....time to brush up your favorite love songs....

Oh, any closet cake decorators in the crowd??? PM me....

tink


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 02:44 PM

Quoting myself, from above: "Anyway, they'll miss half, but if you slide the RF workshop down, I'll miss Elizabeth LaPrelle, and I'll complain about that."

Consider yourself complained at!
I know - there's no way to make everybody 100% happy. I'm sure I'll get other opportuninties to hear her. I just don't believe in making empty threats.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Pauline L
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 03:07 PM

Susan A-R and I are leading an instrumental harmony/jam session on Monday at 5 in the gym. We have selected a few tunes to start with: Lord Inchiquin, High Road to Linton, Red Red Rose, Red Haired Boy, Swallowtail Jig, and John Ryan's Polka. I'll bring hard copies on Friday. Most of these tunes are in the Fiddler's Fakebook, if you want to get a head start. Of course, all instrumentalists are invited to come and lead a tune or play along.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 03:40 PM

Good point, Tinker! We shall indeed celebrate ALL the newlyweds!

Cheers to all,
Nancy
(new Mother-in-Law)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 05:25 PM

Thanks, Rita. The changes help...but I still can't be in three places at once. Guess I will just have to force myself to stay up all night to catch everybody.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 08:30 PM

Jeri,

We hated to do it. But there's a possible, straightforward solution that we didn't see. How's this: If you can get all the key people to agree on it, we'll move Hank Williams to 10:00, move the Rick Fielding workshop to 11:00, and those who want to can get to Elizabeth's concert. I would have done it before, but didn't know if you, Kendall, and Mary would be up for a workshop at 10 a.m.

How about it, Sinsull and Mick? And Kendall? Can I start Hank Williams at 10? (Mick could still sleep in if he likes...)

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 08:39 PM

10AM is great! Move our time ASAP.
SINS


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 08:48 PM

It sounds good to me, Rita. I hardly ever miss breakfast, and there's usually too much bustling in the cabin to sleep very late anyway.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Susan A-R
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 08:49 PM

I think that Pauline and I are actually on for Saturday at 5.

There's too much to Dooooooo! (and I'm so excited!!!!)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 10:36 PM

Done.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Big Mick
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 01:23 AM

Just a damn minute here!! You people have to wait until I express my opinion on this thing before you go shoving me around. What the hell, Jeri, I am CO-leader of this thing.

My opinion is HELL YES it's alright with me. I don't sleep much at Getaway anywho. Jeri sleeps in the next bed over and she snores like an old bear.

heeheeheehee.

Mick, who will be sleeping with one eye open.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:06 AM

Mick, that Dale Carnegie course did you no damn good at all, eh? Listen up little grasshopper:

1) Never tell a woman she snores.
2) Never call a woman old (yes, you did).
3) Never refer to woman as any kind of animal.

Repeat after me, "Yes, Jeri, that's a great idea, moving the workshop to 10:00am; I like singing early in the day."

(Hee, hee, I'll get me hat...)
chance


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:10 AM

after telling Jeri she snores Mick BETTER sleep with one eye open...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:42 AM

He thought he did once before, but we still got him. Ask for photos.

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 10:01 AM

Curmudgeon is the only gentleman in this crowd. He states (very diplomatically) that we purr.
SINS, who does not snore and barely purrs and will short sheet Dani's bed if she contradicts me.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Big Mick
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 10:07 AM

Huns, the lot of you. Gangin' up on a poor, defenseless, barefooted farm boy from Michigan. Hell, I get nervous around curb & gutter and traffic lights. All you city folks just don't act right, trying to take advantage of naieve folks like meself. And I will be sleeping with one eye open to guard against the felonius tendencies of Jeri, Dani, Janie, Annie, and the evil Sinsull (who I am sure doesn't snore, but I am not sure what that is she is doing). All I can tell you is that we had a whole herd of animals outside the door in the morning, all looking hungry.

Just a couple of days now, friends.

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 12:36 PM

Mick, I'm hurt. The workshop is a very serious thing, about a friend we all miss dearly. We want to remember Rick and the things he taught us with all the reverence called for, and that's what I'll be thinking of when I get up on Saturday morning. Many of you will now be feeling that Mick's comments were unnecessarily hurtful. Mick, on the other hand, has likely understood me completely and is probably not going to sleep at all.

Hopefully, there will be songs, and there will be stories. There will be a few tears, but a lot of smiles and some belly laughs. My concept of the Rick workshop is that it should be a loose-structured one with people sharing whatever they'd like to relating to Rick. I hope, in the way good Getaway workshops often go and the way any gathering involving Fielding always went, this one will be heavy participation, and I'll do my best to encourage that.

Mick, SINSULL's Hank workshop is at 10, we're at 11. Please save me a cot if you get there first.

I am STILL working out what tune to play for Kendall! I've got new strings on the fiddle, although I might bring two of them, and the exploding bow has been fixed. Just have to put strings on the guitar. If I don't show up Friday night, something happened to my car. It's making funny noises that the mechanics say are 'normal'.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 12:41 PM

Here's a suggestions (A strong suggestion) to workshop leaders.

Whether you are leading a straight sing-around or taking a more unstructured approach, at the very start of your workshop look around, see who's already there, and ask how many of them would like to sing during the workshop.

Then you may want to say that if they haven't gotten to sing by about 5 or 10 minites from the end, please raise their hands & remind you. It's awfully frustrating for people to arrive early and never get to lead a song because the circle filled up with latecomers and never got to them.

Thanks!

(and thanks to Judy Cook, who provided an example of this at last year's Getaway.)

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 12:44 PM

I trust that you will all look after Micca and return him in FULL working order. I am green with envy that I can't be there with everyone.

Khattwhowishesshewasn'tworkingsoshecouldbeattheGetaway!


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 01:45 PM

"full working order"?....

the mind boggles at the tests that we will have to run before we send him home...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 02:57 PM

Next year i hope I will get across !


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 02:58 PM

Juat have to save my pennies up !! And keep getting the 00 threads in !


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Pauline L
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 03:43 PM

What's the fuss? When is the Wedding Party? I didn't see it on the schedule. What is it, anyway? Who's planning all this? How about some clarification for us ignorant folks? I read that the Getaway is supposed to be *inclusive*.

Maybe we should have a Divorce Party so lots of us can be feted. There's plenty of good songs. I'd volunteer to lead one next year, but I know better.

Pauline


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 03:48 PM

Pauline - wedding party is 1:30 to 3:00 on saturday - what could be more inclusive then a couple throwing their wedding reception/party open to FSGW getaway weekend? *grin*


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Tinker
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 03:55 PM

Pauline, it's scheduled right after lunch on Saturday in the TV room and is definately open to everyone. Rita did her best to be sure the conflicts could work out for everyone. SINSULL and I are planning and with help will attempt to lead what could prove a large and perhaps unruly crowd ( the groom seems to have friends of a questionable nature) ...
As Kendall and Jacqui C are getting married the day before Getaway we thought it would be appropriate to acknowledge it in song and good humor. In all inclusivity, when we reallized there were multiple newly weds around we wanted to be sure we got a change to give a few kind words to the young'uns as well.... Hope to see you there.

tinker


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Pauline L
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 05:13 PM

Tinker, thanks. I'm all for love, marriage, and, especially, inclusivity.

Pauline


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Pauline L
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 05:17 PM

I hope it's written on the latest schedule, which I haven't seen yet, so everyone will know that they're welcome to attend.
Pauline


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 05:23 PM

A List of the workshops at this year's Getaway


The Saturday Schedule


The Sunday Schedule



(These links automatically update to the most recently posted edition.)


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Pauline L
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 05:57 PM

Tinker and MMario,

I had heard that there would be a celebration for Kendall and Jacki, but adding the other newlyweds is a nice touch. Whose idea was it? That person should get some extra kudos.

Is anyone going to bring rice to throw, or is that not PC?

Pauline


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 06:44 PM

Well, gol danged if I ain't sniffin' a conspiracy here...

My three loves are: P-Vine, blues and gardenin' and looks like my blues workshop is going to be at the same exact time as the gardenin' workshop??? Before the "new & improved" schedule, I was gonna get 1/2 hour of gardenin'... But now? Zip....

Now that's the blues...

Well, Janie, Iz still gonna bring some plants for sharin' and maybe we can hook up at dinner wid some of the other green thumbers...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 07:03 PM

Pauline, you're right, it wasn't on the first list of workshops. Kendall had orignally asked me not to keep it a surprise. sorry! I forgot it had been omitted from that first list. Anyway, since he and Jacqui had announced that they were getting married we decided we could put it in the second round of info.

Bobert, my apologies, wish we could have gotten all this up sooner so's people would have a chance to clean up the problems we've caused :-)

Everyone, the what-to-bring web page is now up. I finished typing it, converted it to html, and said, "Whew. That's done." Forgot the small detail of uploading it to the web.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 07:11 PM

Is it gardening, or songs about plants and things?
Hmmm...I just thought of something that might work in the auction. Think anyone will want a little pot of creeping thyme grown from a bit plucked from the grave of F.J. Child? I'll pot some up tomorrow just in case.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 07:35 PM

Just realized I never posted this address in the first place. I sent e-mails though. Directions to the Camp Ramblewood, and information on what to bring to the Getaway, are at
What-to-bring


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 07:35 PM

Well, Jeri, now ya' got me wonderin' is it is songs about gardenin'??? Oh well, I'm still bringing some goodies, including some Linten Roses, some lucimakia and some mazus and maybe a surprise 'er two...

Sorry to miss the workshop but....

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 07:37 PM

Songs about plants, trees, gardens, gardening, singing about nature, natural singing -- this is the Getaway! Any Excuse for a Song! As Bill says, "We tend to interpret the topic loosely."


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 08:59 PM

So, Rita, does this mean I should *not* bring any live plant offerings?

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Janie
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:42 PM

Bobert, you bring me all the live plant offerings you wanna, ya hear!
Iff'n they're a little puny or something we will just sing 'em right back to health!

All kidding aside, definitely bring plants to share if you would like. I am confident you and I are not the only two gardeners at the Getaway. 'sides--they ain't really no rules!

I was VERY disappointed to see with the schedule change that I couldn't catch part of yours or you part of mine. But just the way it goes sometimes. I want to hear that Steven Stills song you mentioned in the last gardening thread, but there is plenty of singing and sharing aside from the workshops. So many great offerings and opportunities are packed into this weekend that I always have to miss something important to me, or leave something in the middle to go catch the end of something else. Life should always be so full of these kind of choices, eh?

See you there!

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: bbc
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:52 PM

Boy, I wish I could come! I know so many of you & would dearly love to see you & to hear the music. Unfortunately, I live a distance away & am on teaching schedule. I would have to leave Friday after school gets out & would need to come home Sunday afternoon--too short a weekend! I will certainly be there w/ you all in spirit; have a wonderful time!

best to all,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 10:27 PM

Bobert, I'm sure Rita will tell you the same thing: live baby plants good!

There's one guy who comes who's a fungus expert. One year, I remember he had traipsed all over the woods and brought back al different types of fungus: edible, inedible, beautiful, ugly, toadstools, mushrooms and cloud's ears, and he'd tell people about them.

The scheduled workshops and mini-concerts are great, but so are all the un-planned things that happen.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 10:39 PM

Yeah, sigh, Bobert & Janie, that's a bummer. And, I forgot that we don't have a leader yet for campfire songs & stories. Eli Greer says he'll build a fire but doesn't want to be the leader. I sent an e-mail asking for volunteers. maybe I'll hold off a bit on printing the schedules until I hear.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Nancy King
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 11:51 PM

Here's the list of Getaway events in its latest -- and hopefully final -- form.

Getaway 2004 Workshops and Events SATURDAY

(Th = Theater Barn, TV = TV Room, WH = White House)

MINI-CONCERTS, by
    Jack Beck (2:00–2:30, Th): "Tradition bearer" from Scotland
    "Alaska Mike" Campbell (10:00-10:30, Th): Fine singer-songwriter from Alaska
    Elizabeth LaPrelle (12:00–12:30, TV): Wonderful young Appalachian singer
    George "El Greko" Papavgeris (3:30–4:00, Th): Popular singer-songwriter from England
    Chance "Fortunato" & Susette Shiver (3:30–4:00, Gym): Old-time country music and comedy
        
American Traditional Songs (3:00–4:00, TV): Judy Cook, Elizabeth LaPrelle

Ballads I (11:00–12:00, TV): Jack Beck, Lorraine Van Buren

Becoming a More Confident Singer (4:00–5:00, WH): Carly Gewirz – Bring your own experiences and tips

Big Fat Choruses (5:00–6:00, TV): Dan Schatz, Ed Trickett – Rolling melodic choruses to fill the room with harmony!

Blues Styles (5:00–6:00, Gym): "Bobert" Harrison – Share and compare blues picking and singing styles

Care and Feeding of Muses (10:30–11:30, WH): "Bearded Bruce" Gewirz , Leo "Mmario" Pola – Share ideas on encouraging your creativity!

Country and Western Jam (2:00–3:30, Gym): T. J. O'Malley

Craft – Using Drop Spindles (9:30–10:30*): Carly Gewirz – Come and learn this easy spinning technique, then practice all weekend! *Dining Hall patio if weather permits; White House if cold or wet

Food Songs (11:30–12:30, Th): Nan Goland – Yummy!

Hank Williams Era (10:00–11:00, Gym): Mary "Sinsull" Sullivan -- The legendary country singer and his contemporaries

Hoboes and Trains (4:00–5:00, TV): George Stephens

In Other Words (10:00–11:00, TV): Susan Clark, Lorraine Van Buren – Alternative words to familiar tunes, texts set to music, songs in foreign languages, or any "other" words!

Instrumental Harmonies/Slow Jam (5:00–6:00, Gym): Susan "A-R" Reid, Pauline Lerner – Playing with emphasis on harmony

Nature: Plants, Trees & Gardens (5:00–6:00, WH): Janie Endres – Songs about growing things

Real Soldiers' Songs (10:30-11:30, Th): Saul Broudy – Share the songs military personnel write & sing for themselves; Saul will sing songs from helicopter pilots in Vietnam

Shanties and Sea Songs (4:00–5:00, Th): Dick Swain, Darriel "Shadowmonk" Day, Allan Rathbone

Show Tunes (3:00-4:00, WH): Kathie Mack – Broadway, operetta, movies & other shows

Singin' the Fishin' (2:30–3:30, Th): Mary LaMarca, Norman & Betty MacDonald – Fish, fishing & fishermen

Skiffle/Jug Band (4:00-5:00, Gym): Jim "Gutbucketeer" Bunch, Max Spiegel – Bring your homemade or store-bought instruments and have a good time!

The Songs Kids REALLY Sing (2:00-3:00, WH): "Gorgeous Gary" Ehrlich – Irreverent stuff for older kids

Wedding Party (1:30–3:00, TV): Kathy "Tinker" DeWalt, Mary "Sinsull" Sullivan – Help Kendall Morse and Jacqui Clark, and other newlyweds celebrate their brand-new marriages!

What I learned from Rick Fielding (11:00–12:00, Gym): Jeri Corlew, "Big Mick" Lane – Memories, stories, songs and smiles!

       *************

Getaway 2004 Workshops and Events SUNDAY

(Th = Theater Barn, TV = TV Room, WH = White House)

MINI-CONCERTS, by
   
    Saul Broudy (3:00–3:30, TV): Folksinger, folklorist, collector
    "Big Mick" Lane (12:00-12:30, Th): Handsome Irish labor organizer who sings from the heart
    Norman and Betty MacDonald (10:30-11:00, Th): Songs from northeast "Geordie" England
    Sandy and Caroline Paton (1:30-2:00, TV): Collectors, performers, nurturers of American traditional music
    Ed Trickett (4:30-5:00, TV): Fine singer and finder of great songs

1930s Jam (1:30-2:30, Gym): Susette & Chance "Fortunato" Shiver – Play and sing lively tunes from the '30s

Ballads II (11:30-12:30, TV): Elizabeth LaPrelle, Caroline Paton

Blues Jam (2:30-3:30, Gym): Roger "in Baltimore" Himler

British Isles (2:30-3:30, Th): Jack Beck, Jacqui Clark – Songs from across the Pond

Civil War Era (2:00-3:00, TV): Judy Cook, Dick Swain – The Blue and the Gray

Colorful Characters (3:30-4:30, Th): Norman & Betty MacDonald – Unforgettable people in songs

Crime and Punishment (1:30-2:30, Th): Edmund "CET" Thomas, Charmion Chaplin-Thomas – Evil deeds and their consequences!

Fantasy Adventures (age 3 and up) (2:00-4:00, Dining Hall Patio): George Rathbone – Kids love this!

The Frozen North (5:00-6:00, TV): "Alaska Mike" Campbell, Edmund "CET" Thomas – Chilly!

Gospel (10:00-11:30, TV): Kathie Mack, Joe Offer

Historical Songs (3:30–4:30, TV): Jennifer Woods, "Big Mick" Lane – Historical events chronicled in song

LOUD Songs & Choruses (3:30-4:30, Gym): "Tone-Deaf Dave" Diamond – Open your throat and belt 'em out!

Old-Time and Carter Family (4:30-5:30, Th): "Songster Bob" Clayton, Pete Kraemer, Dick Levine

Parodies (4:30-5:30, gym): "Gorgeous Gary" Ehrlich, "Micca" Patterson

Recording your own CD (10:30-11:30, Gym): Dennis Cook, Sandy Paton – Pick up some pointers here!

Roots of the Music (3:00-4:00, WH): Dick Greenhaus – Field recordings and source singers

Song Collecting (5:00-6:00, WH): Saul Broudy, Sandy Paton – Tales and examples from years of collecting

Songs from a Hat (11:00-12:00, Th): Heather Wood – Think fast in this popular game of song titles and themes!

Songs So Bad They're Good (2:00-3:00, WH): Nancy King – Share those dubious treasures, the songs you love to hate (or hate to love…)

Songwriters' Workshop (11:30–12:30, WH): George "El Greko" Papavgeris, Dan Schatz – The songwriting process – and the results!

Times and Seasons (4:00-5:00, WH): Lisa Null – Times of day, times of year

Waltz Jam and Dance (11:30-12:30, Gym): Dottie Hurley, Lucy Goldberg, David Scheim

               ************


See you soon!
Nancy


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Fortunato
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 09:03 AM

"Big Mick" Lane (12:00-12:30, Th): HANDSOME?

Hand me the jug, Susette, I can't take this without a drink...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 09:08 AM

she just said "handsome", she didn't say "handmore" or "handmost"....even you & I are hand 'some'...


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Big Mick
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 06:18 PM

My humble opinion is that this wonderful woman is an astounding judge of talent and looks. :^)

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 06:35 PM

I think there is a misunderstanding; the phrase was "the handsome Irish labor organizer". I assume you have lots of handsome Irish laborers, and Mick organizes them.

Right?


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Carly
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 07:13 PM

Jeri, the fungus expert is Paul Goland, a long-time Getaway attendee, who usually comes along with his talented wife, Nan (She is leading Food Songs this year.)I'm sure he would be happy to talk mushrooms with anyone interested.

I for one would love a bit of Child thyme.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 08:33 PM

Heather Wood and Sue Mathieu have offered to lead (co-lead) the campfire sing. Thanks!

And, a bit of news, I hate to write it, but Sandy Paton has a bad chest cold/infection. He's been on antibiotics but it's still pretty fierce. It ain't at all adviseable for him to take such a long trip while he's this sick, not to mention sleeping in unheated quarters. So, the Patons won't be coming to the Getaway.

Well, I'm sure that while all of us will miss them a lot, we'd rather have Sandy take good care of his health than otherwise. He and Caroline send their love to all.

Have made a couple of appropriate minor adjustments to the program but all sessions but one are still in the same place. Will re-post the schedules sometime tonight or early tomorrow.

Rita


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 08:33 PM

Thanks, Carly. I know someone told me his name previously, but I'm horrible with names. I'll dig some up thyme. I was buzzing around today and didn't find the thyme. I have something a bit bigger for you, but I don't know if it will fit in the car. If I can squish it in there, it's yours.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 08:48 PM

Shrooms? Someone say shrooms? Hey, this is gonna be one fine time...

I ain't had no shrooms since the 60's...

Awww, jus funnin'. I think it was more like '70 or '71...

Well, I hope you green thumbers is ready fir some Bobert surprises 'cause I went out wid my shovel and trowell an' dug up 'bout 25 'er so pots of various cool plants... All perfectly leag plants, mind you... Just wish I could be there, rather than be leading the blues workshop, to watch you all fight over them... or not...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 09:02 PM

final final final (I hope) changes to schedule are up. Janie, I think I finally got your last name spelled right.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Dani
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 09:35 PM

I was so looking forward to seeing you, Caroline and Sandy. As I was packing music for the trip up (just if needed to jog memories...) I though of you two over and over. I'm so sorry, but of course you need to do the smart thing. You will be sorely missed. Please take good care.

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Big Mick
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 02:24 AM

I am sick over this as I haven't had the pleasure of my dear friends (The Patons) company for several years, even though I speak to them by phone fairly regularly. Sandy, my dear friend, I hope all is well with you and soon. I will be in touch.

Love to both of you,

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 08:41 AM

I'm bringing a 3 year old potted sapling of a Chinese PaperBark Maple - this is a second generation seedling from a speciman tree in Highland Park, Rochester, NY.

For the silent auction.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: Ferrara
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 01:10 PM

I've added emergency contact information to the What-to-bring page.

Will also send the usual e-mails.


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Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 08:48 AM

MMario here - at WYSIWYG's - a pleasant visit last night with WYS, Hardi, CET, Charmain - excellent night's sleep - a lovely breakfast with coffee that you CANNOT see through - and soon to be on the road


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