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Bobert 17 Oct 05 - 12:03 AM
Max 17 Oct 05 - 01:34 AM
Roger in Baltimore 17 Oct 05 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,WYSIWYG 17 Oct 05 - 12:07 PM
CarolC 17 Oct 05 - 01:33 PM
Don Firth 17 Oct 05 - 01:58 PM
jimmyt 17 Oct 05 - 02:04 PM
Peace 17 Oct 05 - 02:26 PM
Bill D 17 Oct 05 - 03:39 PM
jimmyt 17 Oct 05 - 04:04 PM
KT 17 Oct 05 - 04:20 PM
Joe Offer 17 Oct 05 - 05:52 PM
GUEST,KT 17 Oct 05 - 06:04 PM
GUEST,KT 17 Oct 05 - 06:39 PM
GUEST,KT 17 Oct 05 - 06:42 PM
momnopp 17 Oct 05 - 06:57 PM
GUEST,Tinker 17 Oct 05 - 07:41 PM
Bobert 17 Oct 05 - 08:21 PM
GUEST,SINSULL 17 Oct 05 - 08:30 PM
Allan C. 17 Oct 05 - 09:26 PM
Janie 17 Oct 05 - 09:47 PM
Dani 17 Oct 05 - 09:50 PM
Janie 17 Oct 05 - 10:06 PM
Bobert 17 Oct 05 - 10:12 PM
GUEST,catsPHiddle@Tinkers 17 Oct 05 - 10:21 PM
Rapparee 17 Oct 05 - 10:33 PM
jacqui.c 17 Oct 05 - 10:50 PM
GUEST 17 Oct 05 - 11:05 PM
Celtaddict 17 Oct 05 - 11:47 PM
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skarpi 18 Oct 05 - 01:16 AM
GUEST,Giok 18 Oct 05 - 01:27 AM
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Subject: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 12:03 AM

Well, well, well...

I have just gotten in after a quick 4 1/2 trip to find the P-Vine asleep and me livin' on "Getaway Time" meanin' that looks like a got a couple three hours hours 'til bed time... Ahhh, not that means sleep, 'er anythin'... Jus mean yer layin' in bed tryin' to be asleep with folks playin' music everywhere they can an' wonderin' jus' how much longer you gotta pretend the charade before ya' can legitimately venture oputta yer cabin widout bein' perceived as a party pooper who must turned in before midnight... Oh, one wouldn't want to fall into that category....

Well, I had a lotta fun an' din't want to leave tonight but the P-Vine has her anual respitory thing going and once I discovered that Ebbie and KT had a way back to D.C., I know I needed to be here to do the usual husbandly things to be syupportive, you know, like leavin' the toilet seat up....

But nuff of that hasbandly and toilet seat stuff...

Well, first of all, whilst it was good seein' everyone, especially Ebbie, KT, Amos, Kendall, Jackie, Janie, Sins, CarolC, MMario, Tinker, El Greco, Jacqui, OBU, Rita, Bill, Max, Leadfingure, JimmyT, Lonesome EJ, Dani, etc, etc., it was mighty hard leavin'... Sniff...

But heck with that husbandly, toilet seat, leavin' stuff....

First of all, CarolC ain't as big as those of you who haven't met her think... Yeah, she might whup on a few butts 'round this joint and those of you who have been on the recieving end might have a problems with this but the gal in like, ahhhhh, tiny... But sho nuff she is so get over yhe whuppin's...

Nevermind that...

Ahhhh, the higlight of the Getaway was my mini-concert...

(No,it wasn't, Bobert! Get some sleep, you poor fool...)

No, really the high point was/were:

1. Gettin' to pick up Ebbie and KT in D.C. and drive them to the Getaway inspite of turning the navigatin' over to them and endin' , yikes, in a danged long tunnel...

2. Seein' the Captain and his wife, Jacqui... They are a couple of the collest folks that I know... Okay, Kendall can be a pain in the butt... And sneaky... You all may see a piccure of me playin' his "Taylor"... Never happened... It's a photoshop fake... Ahhh, Martins rule...

3. Last night concert, while great, was capped off with a little berlisqu which was intended to bring Big Mick to his knees but seemed to have the opposite effect on the boy as he has volunteered to do another year as the "Be Very Afraid" man... Whew, I had a feeling that I was next in line... But, it would have been a wast with me since I don't unnerstand 'nuff 'bout womenz to be afraid of 'um....

5. "Most Improved Mudcatter', IMH, was El Grecko... Yeah, he has always beeen good but unemployement seems to fit him well as he delived a moving version of"________________________" a song he wrote about providin' (or not) fir his family... Very, very good...

6. BillD's lathe work are phenominal... He just keep gettin' better and better.... I bought the most beutiful piece I have evr seen him do fir the P-Vine... She is gonna love it...

7. BeardedBruce was quite the trooper this weekend as has came with enough nice dark beers to share with just about anyone who had forgotten ot just wanted to taste something better than the cheap stuff they brought...

8. Was nice seein' Max, who showed up today, lookin' fit and not all car-crashed... Actually the crash has been very becoming to him as he looked a lot better this year after the crash than last year...

9. Fir me, it was real nice to finally meet up with my "contract partner" (street term fir, "stick-man, ahhhh, street term fir, ahhhh...)here in Mudville... W@e got a few code things down so when the Bsuhites comin' messin' wid us' we can mess wid 'um even better...

10. Seriously, I was real happy with the blues workshop that I faciliatted... The mix of folks was real nice and I think, other than electric Chicago blues, the folks who came and contributed probalably did as nice a job of presenting a cross-swection of acoustic blues as could be found anywhere... A special thanks to Dick Greenhouse and Roger...

Now fir the bad parts:

1. Sargeant "BillY" Ballbuster, who is the manager of Camp Rumbleweed, din't seem like a happy camp leader... On Friday night he lectured us like we was school kids about this 'n that and my-inurance-company-don't-like-thi'n-that... And don't put no cigaratte butts in wrong place 'er our "undeerstaffed" staff will have to pick 'um up and "We don't like pickin' yer butts up"... Whoof, whoof, whoof... Guy gave me th4 creeps... Maybe he's mad cause we comin' back next year... I don't know... Think he could use a little couch time witha good theapist... Maybe a little of that polymorphorse perverse guilt??? I don't know??? Maybe just needs to get laid??? (Did you look at this guy, Bobert???) Yeah, that's prolly it...

2. Had to fire KT as a potential "Pedestrain" from my "Sidewalk Bob and the Pedestrains" band 4 minutes into the audtion.... Sniff... Felt real bad about that one since I hired on a harp player 2 mintues into thwe same audition...

3. There ain't Tastee Feeze in Harvey 'n Garce, Md...

That's 'bout wraps it up fir now...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Max
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 01:34 AM

hallo all, me and John are save and well in max's house,
had the best time of my life out there, Thanks to all it's was
good to be at the Getaway, so now i'll just get the airfair
for next year getaway .
John says hallo, well from the castle of Mudcat and max is a fine
man but he demands we called him a god! and the unicorn which is outside in the garden,oh my god.
all the best skarpi iceland

Giok here, words can't express the luxury and opulence of Mudcat Central we were welcomed by bus boys wearing specially designed by JimmyT thongs with the Mudcat fish logo jumping out of a very suggestive place. Anyway must go as the gold plated bath has been filled for me by Max's butler'
God says Hi
Giok


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 11:54 AM

Roger,

The weather was most cooperative this year. Friday evening was warm enough that people had song circles outside.

Workshops went very well. (Rita, the new 1 1/2 hour sessions went by quickly. I think the turnout was the largest I've seen.

Bobert's blues workshop was more like a jam than a song circle and that was great. I also enjoyed Jim Bunch and Dani's jug band workshop.

Met a new person, Mr. Schatz who is a wicked way of writing parodies.

Each year, I know more and more people and that adds to the enjoyment.

Barry Finn and his wife Justine were there. Barry is obviously still in recovery mode and he says his singing is not at 100%. However, 50% of Barry is better than many singers' 100% so it was great to hear his fine voice.

I represented Peter and Katrina Cady with two of their parodies, "Socks and a Gun" and "Momma Fried". They were much enjoyed. When are those Woodchucks coming to this.

There were many representatives from outside the US. More and more people coming from England. Leadfingers seemed to be in every workshop I attended. I think we must have very similar tastes.

I know I won't miss the hills of Ramblewood next year. Flat land sounds great to me.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,WYSIWYG
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 12:07 PM

Applause!

~S~


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: CarolC
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 01:33 PM

Of the three I've attended, this was the first time I wasn't the only piano accordion player there (or at least the only one willing to admit to it), and it was the first time I was able to take a workshop that was relevant to the kind of music I make myself.

We had three piano accordionists, and quite a few concertina players this year. George Ward and Skipjack K8 (Greg Dunn) did a great job of leading a squeezebox workshop. Most of the attendees were concertina players, so that was the main focus of the workshop, but all of it was very interesting and informative, and everyone there got a chance to enjoy some very good concertina and piano accordion playing.

For the first time, I understand on a deep level what Jeri is talking about when she talks about her experiences with Rick Fielding as her teacher, and the special kind of relationship that a student can have with a very good teacher. At this Getaway, I was able to meet face to face, for the first time, the person I have regarded as my only accordion teacher for the last five years since I began learning how to play accordion. Of all the accordionists I've ever heard, my most favorite to listen to and learn from is Greg Dunn (Skipjack), and it was an incredible experience watching him do the things I've only heard him do prior to now, and to be able to learn from him in person rather than by just listening to tapes and communicating via internet.

It was wonderful having so many people from around the world this year. There was an incredible richness of experience hearing all of the different musical influences from so many different cultures. And it was also great to have an opportunity to add quite a few new people to my "have met in person" Mudcatter life list, and to see so many whom I've met previously once again.

Without a doubt, this Getaway was the best one I've attended so far, and I have to thank my husband, JtS, for making sure I would have the opportunity to attend this year and have these experiences.


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Don Firth
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 01:58 PM

Gaaaaw!! Sounds great! I wish I coulda been there (as Bobert would say, "sniff. . . .").

I checked for pictures, but they aren't up yet. There will be pictures, won't there? I hope I hope I hope. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: jimmyt
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 02:04 PM

Wow, where to start: Well, Allan C invited me, put me up with all the comforts of home in his travel trailer, provided me with an upright bass, allowed me to perform in his song at the program. He and Carmen generally treated me like a king. Thank you Alan and Carmen. more later


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Peace
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 02:26 PM

It looks like y'all had a great time. That's wonderful. Hope everyone gets home safe and sound.


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 03:39 PM

just barely home...more soon.And yes, there will be LOTS of pictures...I took 140 by myself, and I saw cameras everywhere. Of course, some of those folks wont be home for days, so pics will trickle in as people remember what time zone they're in!

It was a fantastic weekend....even by our FSGW high standards! I will let Leadfingers give you his assessment in his own flowery terminology later..*grin*....("Leadfingers", indeed! No name has ever been less appropriate!)

so......back to unwinding and trying to remember how to live without someone singing every minute!

later........


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: jimmyt
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 04:04 PM

How about hearing Scott Joplin's Entertainer on a tin whistle? Did anyone ever think that would happen? Leadfingers should be renamed lightning fingers!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: KT
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 04:20 PM

Hi y'all. Ebbie and I are here i DC at an internet cafe, trying to laugh without gaffawing out loud and gettin kicked outa here!
More later. Here's Ebbie!!!

Hi!!!
iaa every buddy already. More late. (Not an internet cafe- but a Kinko's. Real pain.

Ebbie

Darnit! Ebbie just snorted and now we're gttin kicked out! Later!!!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 05:52 PM

Now I'm really sad that I didn't get to the Getaway.
I miss Ebbie's snorting.
love,
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:04 PM

Shoot, shoot, shoot, oh, shoot.
Getaway's over. It was such a hoot.
Israel, US, UK and Guam, to boot!
Getaway's too soon over.

Here we sit in Silver Spring,
Lookin' at the walls, not doin' anything
Wishin' we could have just one more sing.....
Getaway's too soon over.

Shoot, shoot, shoot, oh, shoot.
Getaway's over. It was such a hoot.
Israel, US, UK and Guam, to boot!
Getaway's too soon over.


Tske it, Amos!

Missin' you all!

KT and Ebbie


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:39 PM

Shoot, shoot, shoot, oh shoot.
My Kinko card ran out. It gave me the boot.
'fore Iceland and Canada received salute........
Getaway's too soon over.


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:42 PM

10 minutes, Bobert. It was a ten minute career!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: momnopp
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 06:57 PM

KT/Ebbie - do you always post in 3s?

When I get back, I'll tell you where I'm off to in just moments...

Peace,

JudyO


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,Tinker
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 07:41 PM

Is it over ??? I thought we just moved inside to a warm spot and the insanity continued.

Khatt, Micca, Ranger1, SINSULL, Curmudgeon, and Bat Goddess and I sat and watched an hour or so of video and well, it may have a very very short distribution list.

Got to do a bit of chaos control...

Tinker


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 08:21 PM

CORRECTION:

Yes, accordin' to the foxy and talented singer of chic 'n sea songs, KT, her career as a "Pedestrian" was closer to 10 minutes but I'll have to give her credit fir tryin'... Had she come to me and asked me if I wanted to be in her chick 'n sea band I'd said "Heck no" soon as I picked myself off the floor from laughin'...

(Ahhhh, heck, the laugh mighta lasted 11 minutes thereby eclipsin' KT's 10 minutes as a member of "Sidewalk Bob and the Pedestrains" as a member of KT's "Chick 'n Sea n' the Peeps" band by an entire 60 seconds!!!!)

I demand a recount!!!

(But, Bobert, you fool.... KT didn't ask you to join the "Chick 'n Sea n' the Peeps" band...)

Wel, heck, there's always next year... I'll start practicin' all my weepy chick songs right now... Like, ahhh,.....

(Well gol danged, son, you don't know no chick songs...)

Nevermind...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,SINSULL
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 08:30 PM

After viewing Tinker's video, I am giving up hard liquor, white wine, and Jacqui Morse. More after I get some sleep.
SINS


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Allan C.
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 09:26 PM

Let's just say that Khatt's performance was over the top!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Janie
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 09:47 PM

Home safe and sound....had to walk the dog down to the clinic to get on line to start reading about what a good time I had!

What magic! What music! What fun! And....not too terribly cold at night!

I couldn't pick a favorite moment, but I definitely have a favorite performance--Roger's Sat. Night concert song, which I assume is called something to the effect of "It Ain't No Armadillo!"

Once again, heartfelt thank you's to all who make this magic happen every year. All of you talented, scholarly, cheerful, hospitable (and did I say terrific) folks with FSGW who put this together every year and invite us to come and partake of your musical fellowship.

So many delightful people, and I'm sure I'll ramble on about many of them, but I gotta tell you, Ebbie has got the brightest, warmest look about her....like each moment is the first thing Christmas morning!

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Dani
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 09:50 PM

Great God in heaven, Allan. Snorting whiskey through my nose HURTS!

Wait 'til they see the video....

Thank you, all, for the most wonderful and magical Getaway yet. It was good, if short, time with old friends, and so many new people to meet and sing with. Were there 3 times the number as last year? How did I miss time with so many people and STILL have a full weekend?

I especially want to thank you all for making my daughters feel welcome and comfy. They had a ball. Elena (the Elder) who HATES folk music, and is suspicious of folkies in general, said, "Mom, it's like Cheez-Wiz on sweet corn. I don't want to like it, but it likes me." Her favorite thing was Bobert's workshop: she was blown away. That's folk, too, honey!!

More later,

Dani


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Janie
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 10:06 PM

Joe,

We sure did miss you....and there were brownies left over Saturday night :O)

Janie


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 10:12 PM

I agree, Dani...

Sayin' "see you next year" to Ebbie is worser than a thousand root canals...

Made me cry...

Sho nuff did...

There are folks who we meet that is just as real as real can be... NO, make that realer than real...

Sniff...

Ebbie is one of them rare folks... The only other person that I've met in recent years that lives up to her was Pete Seeger... An' he could learn a couple things from Ebbie...

Sniff...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@Tinkers
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 10:21 PM

Allan C...I have no idea what you mean my dear boy!! The video no doubt will be used as black mail material....so I will NEVER piss off Tinker and SINSULL!!!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 10:33 PM

Well, I'm glad y'all had a good time.

Some of us had to keep the home fires burning while tenting tonight on the old campground along the Potomac tonight while watering the workers' beer.

Maybe someday....


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 10:50 PM

WE just got back after a sterling 600 mile drive straight through by the Cap'n. He's just retired to bed for a well deserved rest. Before the weekend I don't think that he would have contemplated doing that drive - the Getaway has a mighty powerful effect!

WE had a wonderful weekend, full of music and good friends old and new. The time was nowhere near long enough to really get to spend as much time as we would have liked with so many special people and it seems a mighty long time to wait for the next Getaway!

The high point of my weekend had to be watching Geoff the Duck's solo performance of Duelling Banjoes on mini banjo and kazoo. This has to be seen to be believed - the man's a flipping genius!

Thanks to the lovely ladies who put a crazy idea into practice on Saturday night and to Bruce for supplying the ginger again this year. Many thanks to the Getaway comitteee for giving us the opportunity to get together and here's to many more Getaways in the future!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 11:05 PM

Some photos of the Gospel and Pub sings on Saturday are at:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoxvdj/

Hope the link works. Never end a sentence in a proposition (I mean preposition).

Annie


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Celtaddict
Date: 17 Oct 05 - 11:47 PM

This was my first Getaway and, since I am not from anywhere near Washington, I thank all of FSGW for running such a wonderful event! I never felt like a stranger, though; everyone was so welcoming, from Charlie and Judy beforehand, right through the folks who encourage non-singers to sing and the guys who let me hang in their cabin to four a.m. sharing songs and the ones who invited me to share silent contemplation to start the day, to being bade safe home when I had to leave early. Of course it was great to see the folks I had already met and to meet in person folks I only knew online. (And a kick when Big Mick and company escorted Skarpi in to start introducing him to folks and we already knew each other.) Highlights? Way too many to sort yet.....


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Pauline L
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 12:13 AM

Wonderful, wonderful weekend. Hear are a few of my favorite memories.

The wonderful times started Wednesday night when George and Vanessa (El Greko and La Inglessa) came to my home to stay with me before we went to the Getaway.

Thursday night there was a music party at the home of Fortunato and Suzette with musicians and singers from both sides of the pond. I didn't believe that the Getaway could be any better than that until we got there.

The musicians I heard and played with were so, so good. It was a humbling and exciting experience for me.

All the squeezebox players.

Meeting so many Mudcatters that I only knew through correspondence: Carol C, Skip Jack, Bat Goddess, Curmudgeon, Catsphiddle, Charlie Noble, Amos, Giok, Ebbie from Juneau, Leadfingers, Skarpi, and lots of others whose names escape me now.

Seeing and hearing Barry Finn. Barry, you've lost some weight, but your voice and your spirit were very strong. I'm so glad.

Seeing people I've seen at some Getaways, but not last year's, notably Claymore, Keith and some of the Shellbacks.

Warm, sunny weather.

Lots more wonderful people. I'll write about more of them later. I'm going to work on getting my photos online.

Pauline L aka Pauline


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: skarpi
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 01:16 AM

Hallo all, still Max's house just came back from playing
with everyone on a Monday gig, it was great. I can't do any more
i am about to go sleep and head home to Iceland tomorrownight
and arrive home in iceland on Wendsday? busted.....hahahah
but i loved every moment of this weekend. Lots of memory
to take back home and experience. thank you all for everything
my loving friends,missing you all very much already.
i will send a message when i am home in Iceland save.I have made a bound with some very special friends witch I will keep in my
heart forever, lots a love to you all , all the best Skarpi Iceland,
sniff...sniff....


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,Giok
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 01:27 AM

What Skarpi neglected to mention is that he is going home with a lovely new Taylor 12 string which I covet, and if he hadn't bought it I would have.
Giok


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 01:28 AM

WOW! It sounds like everybody had quite a time. I'm sorry that Ingrid and I couldn't be there with you. Our wedding, however, came off with out a(ny kind of normal) hitch. At some point I'll post the story of how we turned te church into a vaudeville theater.

    Glad to hear that everyone enjoyed it. I'm focusing on getting there next year for sure.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: open mike
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 02:57 AM

congrats to the newly weds
and the survivors of the
weekend...
please be more specific
about the crazy ladies
on saturday night??!!

no word from Sorcha...
i thought she was gonna be
there??!!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: InOBU
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 08:04 AM

Well... hard to come up with a top moment, it was all, really extrodinary... I'm going to put up a post about a Mucat Flicker page... took lots of video and will soon have screan grabs. I am nurcing rather bad tendonitis, as Skipjack (Greg) and I ran all over New York yesterday, great fellow... well met...
Oh the many wonderful faces and voice to put on these friends I knew so well for so long by their posts...
But, I think, one of the most magic moments with all the sound, wonderful sound, as a silent time when fellow Friends and friends of other faiths, had a moment to wait together, in a Quaker meeting, in a house that was a stop on the underground railroad,
love to all
thy Friend and pal
lor


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,Tinker
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 08:09 AM

The Saturday Night Ladiew Review "Bait and Switch" was one of those moments that nearly defies explaination. Darriel (Shadowmonk) was kind enough to video it for me;however, it is followed by the late night sing in the dining hall on Sunday night Fellini mets the folk world might make an appropriate title.

We rolled in laughter throught the entire hour of tape, but for the safety of all musical reputations involed you probably had to be there to get a copy. My life would be worth very little otherwise.

tink


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,Mrs.Duck
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 09:39 AM

I posted last night but it doesn't seem to have appeared. We had the most incredible weekend. Thanks to the FSGW for arranging and hosting such a great event and allowing us to join you. I can't single out moments because the whole thing was magic and I have so many wonderful memories to take away with me. Oh and thank you for letting me join the 'Sisterhood of the basque' Jacqui!! So which bin do I have to leave the brown package full of money in??


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 10:02 AM

I was going to ask you the same question Jane!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Tinker
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 10:15 AM

Quiet desends. One VERY FULL mini-van has left my drive. (After we convinced Bubba he could not be the designated driver) I'm going to have to let the wonderful feelings settle and drift for a bit. So very many amazing people of all ages.

Dani thank you so much for letting me lead your girls a tad bit astray. Koko needed their help to prepare the boudoir for Mick --- it wouldn't have been the same without them...Elena and Holly were both bright lights of my weekend. As was Maddie's bright smile. Now if they can just remember to do as I say and not as I do.... Maddie was absolutely right the Ladies number is not fit for a school presentation...

More later after a long soak.

tink


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 10:32 AM

Stephen Lee, congratulations!

I think Sorcha posted in the Lost and Found thread.

Sounds as though this was the best year ever!!

Alba, Night Owl and I have all resolved to be there next year. Skarpi, I hope you'll be able to come next year, too, as well as the rest of you!


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 11:11 AM

I arrived back home in Maine around 9:30 pm yesterday, after first dropping Barry and Justine off in NH. What fun we had driving back, hours of stream of consciousness conversation: the Getaway workshops, concerts and after hours sings; our own life stories of how we got involved in doing this kind of music, and the wonderful people and the bizarre people we have met along the way. And every once in a while someone would surface long enough to get us to exit at the proper place!

Now I can hardly remember anything about the weekend; it's all a blur. But I took careful notes and some recording, and if I can find them or access them, I'll report back in detail.

I believe I had a wonderful time. But there are these flashbacks that I'm wondering about. Was there really a large hairy ape in the bed next to mine in my cabin, festooned with with green ribbons and "I love you!" hearts? I'm certain there was loud snoring coming from the corners of the cabin occupied by Brett and Micca; I never snor! I seem to remember stopping off at another cabin around 1 pm where I heard some singing. There I found Skarpi, El Greco, Celtaddict, Ranger1, and several other folks. My next memory was checking my watch and seeing that it was 4 am. What happened? Were we abducted by aliens? Where is my orange boat jacket (but thanks for returning the keys to the van)?

Sunday I was seriously worried about "crashing" in the afternoon but I managed to make it to the Sea Shanties workshop that I was coordinating with Ken Schatz, and came out of that fully energized for hours more of fun. I think we did good!

As a newcomer I really appreciated the schedule of workshops and other activites. I knew some of the folks who were at the Getaway but the workshop format speeded up the process of identifying other people I didn't know who shared my interests. And, of course, I got to meet some virtual friends from Mudcat for the first time.

Thanks to all the people who made this happen this year, and to the many more who have worked as hard in past years. Here's to next year!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 11:30 AM

As Always I thank the FSGW! Wonderful weekend, full of to many moents to put in a quick post - I'll have to ponder a bit and arrange my thoughts. The Ducks are off for a bit of sight-seeing in the Wellsboro area - Charmion and Edmund on their way north homewards - I'm just relaxing at WYSIYG's for a bit. One highlight I don't think I will forget for a while is having storytelling, myself and Kendall all mentioned in the same sentence - favourably! It sent me into such raptures I can't recall who said it, but that doesn't mean it wasn't appreciated.

Good to see CarolC and Jack The Sailor again, special thrill of course meeting Sorcha and Skarpi and the Ducks, Leadfingers, and all the various FSGW members. Pauline - it's always a pleasure to see you.


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 12:41 PM

What Fun!

Made it home from the Mudcat Spectacular in Wilmington last night at about 2 PM. What did I lose at the Getaway? SLEEP! I'm barely functioning today.

IMHO Mudcatters are truly integrated into the FSGW Getaway now. Everyone was jamming with everyone. Great meeting everyone new and seeing everyone old.

JAB


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: kendall
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 01:02 PM

The best Getaway yet!
What a hoot to meet Amos, Scarpi and Larry O.
I really enjoyed the whole thing (with the possible exception of the "road kill chicken)
I'm still too tired to say much more after that 600 mile drive.


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: GUEST,Noreen @ Rita and Bill's house
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 02:16 PM

Had a lovely long sleep to recover(?) from a wonderful Getaway- so much wonderful music amd friendship, with such a welcome.

As others have said, too much to say in a short post (because we have to go shopping!) but so many thoughts and happy memories which we suddenly remember and share with each other. Ebbie is indeed a treasure, as are Naemanson and Wakana (lovely to meet after 'knowing' them online) and Bobert is Bobert! :0) Great concert Bobert, and thanks for the hints on further listening.

This short paragraph is extending... as is the wonderful time we are having as we are invited to another singing party tomorrow evening.

N
x


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Amos
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 02:33 PM

Staggered home as worn out as a jolly walker on payday, branded for life as a music slut, but what can I say? My round heels are hard-earned. Slept straight through from 5 PM on, and am fit as a fid. Now NEXT year, I promise to be less rowdy and more diplomatic, to drink less and tune better, to do more chick songs and less war songs, and generally to improve my comportment to a standard more becoming of the FSGW. But I had one helluva fine weekend and I cannot express enough thanks to Tinker and Judy Opp and Charlie and all the others who stood to to make it happen. I twas a bloody fantastic happenign, and the memories are just now beginning to crystallize from heated frenzy into heart stopping flashbacks of joy.

It is clear that the Mudcat contingent really adds some special creative juices to the flow of events and I have to say that there are so many really magnificent stars in our constellation I dunno how to name them all.

Thanks to you all, good friends!

A ditty from the MOAB thread:

Mom's Duffel

There's three cans of untouched Guinnes and a dozen cans of stout
I'ld-a brought along the dark rum, but the damn stuff just ran out!
There's a clutch of broken strings to use on over-stuffed trash bags
And half a bag of cookies too, for to make yer bottom sag.
But there's lots of smiles and laughter and a million tunes or two
And a pair of wornout Levi's that are wet with autumn dew
And in the bottom of the bag, until we meet again
Are the thoughts and tender wishes of two hundred folkie friends!
They've been dancing on the tables and smoking on the lawn
And inventing sweet new harmonies to swell the sounds of song
They've been roaring drunk and thoughtful, and all things in between
Oh, this Getaway was the richest thing that I have ever seen.
There were brilliant English whistlers and tawdry Yankee whalers,
There were hearts and tarts and hugs enough to satiate a sailor!
There were songs from early morning til the rising of the sun,
And I came back home exhausted, but I had a lot of fun.
So Mother dear, now I am here, I'll give ya better shrift,
And to prove how much I love ya, I have brought you all these gifts!

A


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: kendall
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 03:09 PM

Is anyone else suffering from "Montezuma's Revenge"?


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 03:27 PM

Kendall-

Nothing more than several gallons of beer consumed over the weekend would account for.

Amos-

Nice work!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 03:29 PM

I'm not Kendall. Having been a food facility inspector, I'd wager if it's from food or water, it's from the pot luck or something et somewhere besides the Getaway. I've never had a problem, but I'm a bit wary of re-heated potluck foods. Traveling can also mess up one's digestive process. (I wonder how many plumbing 'events' occurred on Monday morning.)

I thought I was coming down with a cold, but it was just an allergic thing.


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Subject: RE: 2005 Getaway Reflections Here...
From: InOBU
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 03:56 PM

Kendal:
I'm feeling quiet fit... however, having been to sea on a Finnish vessel yougish, me innards would stand up to eating gammy dog and maggotty cat... fact, I think they served us that a few times, so the belly timber at the Gathering did little to dissorder the digestion ( well, except the big long bit of hot air about ANYONE WHO TAKES CHICKEN CAN'T HAVE THE BEEF... then the bugger ran out of Chicken... ) but ya have to larf.
Big huggs all round... other than those of you with the Montazuma effect.... you'll all get yer hugs latter.
Screan grabs to be on Flickr soon, URL to be posted, hope to get EVERYONE's photo up eventually.
BIG GRINS
lor


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