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FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?

24 Oct 00 - 11:46 PM (#326670)
Subject: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Charlie Baum

Camp Ramblewood has a couple of open weekends for next Fall's Getaway--if we make our decision quickly.

September 14-16, 2001
or
October 26-28, 2001

Mudcatters who are likely to come to the Getaway are welcome to share opinions and give reasons for a preference in this thread, or send me a personal message, or e-mail me. (click to e-mail).

The decision needs to be made fairly quickly, especially if we want to nab the September dates. The decision of the judges is final.

--Charlie Baum


25 Oct 00 - 01:11 AM (#326725)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: GutBucketeer

Charlie:

Here are my thoughts, more as a FSGW member and Montgomery County School Parent than as a Mudcatter. The MCPS 2001-2002 school year calendar won't be out however until December or January.

The First two weeks of September are crazy crazy crazy with school stuff: Open Houses, Getting Ready, Back-to-School Picnics, etc.. We can barely manage all of the stuff as it is.

I would therefore much prefer the October dates. Nice Cool Weather. No Skeeters. The trees starting to turn. What could be better?

Jim Bunch / JAB


25 Oct 00 - 01:41 AM (#326743)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Chanteyranger

I missed it. It sounded like a blast. I will try and go next year, and would prefer the October dates. Too much work-related stuff happening my way in September. JAB's point about no skeeters and cool weather makes October pretty attractive, too.

-chanteyranger


25 Oct 00 - 02:09 AM (#326760)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Joe Offer

I guess I prefer October. Might be a bit cold, but the fall colors should be at peak. Early October would be better.
-Joe-


25 Oct 00 - 03:09 AM (#326779)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: bbelle

Me, too, Charlie, the October dates. It might be chilly but I'd rather throw on an extra blanket than have to contend with mosquitoes.

jen


25 Oct 00 - 07:30 AM (#326827)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: annamill

This October was so beautiful, but last year was rainy and oh so cold. I think Glenn and I would prefer October anyway though. The trip down was beautiful. Looking forward to next year.

Love, annamill


25 Oct 00 - 05:26 PM (#327228)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Bill D

October is always a crapshoot...you can have cold weather the first week and 70s later. I'd prefer Sept 'cause the craft show season is not such an issue, but I know how it is for others. I'll deal with it...(looks like the votes are already tending) I do hope we can figure out SOME venue in the camp that can be heated for late night sings. (We brought a heating pad, and having it under the blankets made sleeping about tolerable)


25 Oct 00 - 10:40 PM (#327480)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: GUEST,Barry Finn

October, gives me a chance to spread out the music & for me it's the last hurrah till NEFFA in April. The winter is already cold enough. Barry


25 Oct 00 - 10:49 PM (#327483)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: IvanB

I was a day-tripper this year, but hope to work things out to spend more time at the Getaway next year (if not as a camper). The September dates are absolutely out, since we've already made commitments for that period, but, if it ends up being those dates, I'll certainly plan on 2002.


25 Oct 00 - 11:21 PM (#327516)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: MiriamKilmer

I posted this to the wrong thread, so I'm posting again here.

Tim and I, who froze at night this past weekend, are voting for Sept 14 for next year even though that makes it very close to Journey's End (Labor Day Weekend in PA).

I wonder how many folkies who attend - or might atend the Getaway are cookie-phobics who should be on Don and Dolores Nichols' "Getaway" mailing list?

If you don't read the Mudcat Forum, please email me right away and...

Oh, all right, then, if you know a folkie who hates cookies, ask them if they want to be on the getaway list, and tell them to send a request to Don Nichols if you have his email address, or to me if you don't (since I didn't ask his permission).

The Getaway List is about - The Getaway! It's also about folkmusic resources on the Internet. Moderated, no spam allowed, very strict. It is just barely and rarely active at this point, but that could change.

Miriam A. Kilmer miriam@risingdove.com


25 Oct 00 - 11:58 PM (#327531)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Bill D

if you really hate 'cookies'...as in little bits of code which can follow you around the WWW, there ARE fairly easy solutions...you can turn 'em off completely, or, because they can be useful, like in Mudcat, you can selectively edit/accept them by the use of a 'guard' program like Naviscope, Proxomitron, AtGuard, or ZoneAlarm (probably the best)...it really works


26 Oct 00 - 09:04 AM (#327681)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Jeri

I prefer Oct because of the foliage, lack of mosquitoes and because it's colder. (I had a very warm sleeping bag that I never even zipped up this year.)


26 Oct 00 - 09:13 AM (#327691)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Big Mick

I would have a very difficult time coming in September. My vote goes to the October date. But the heat issue should be resolved.

Mick


26 Oct 00 - 12:08 PM (#327819)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Bill D

yep...the heat thing...there ARE ways to stay warm in bed...(no, not THAT way!...heating pads, sleeping bags and electric blankets!).....but staying warm enough to sing and pick without shivering is sort of important.perhaps electric space heaters in certain places?

(well...maybe 'that' way)


26 Oct 00 - 01:51 PM (#327893)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Ferrara

When Charlie, Dolores et al were checking out potential camps, they did find a heated one, but. It had fixed bunk beds and could only sleep 101 people on the lower level bunks. At our age, do we want to be getting in and out of an upper bunk if we have to go to the bathroom in the night? Anyway it's not available for next year.

So, Charlie and I have been discussing ways to provide warmth in a legal, moral, nonfattening and environmentally safe way. May start another thread later on (maybe closer to the actual time).

Miriam, is the Getaway list a newsgroup? Where and what is it? (You may have provided this information, but if you did I wasn't smart enough to comprehend. Not the first time....)


27 Oct 00 - 11:23 AM (#328539)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: MiriamKilmer

The getaway list is a simple moderated email list - not a newsgroup - managed and moderated by Don and Dolores Nichols. That means that members get messages in their own private email boxes, and they can respond to the whole list. Don or Dolores gets to decide whether the messages are sufficiently focused for the list. To join, you have to tell Don or Dolores that you want in.

It started out as "Netaway" but Don changed the name after getting swamped with spam.

For many years (long before Gore invented the Internet) my own motto has been "Never refuse a cookie." But some people have had unfortunate experiences with the digital kind. I will tell them about Bill's 'guard' program solution to the cookie problem.

For their sake (not mine) - is it possible to read and respond to Mudcat Forum threads as a guest without accepting cookies (i.e. if you have them turned off?).


27 Oct 00 - 11:35 AM (#328546)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: catspaw49

Yes

Spaw


27 Oct 00 - 12:15 PM (#328577)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Jeri

Catspaw, does that mean you're thinking about coming?

Bill & Ferrara, I downloaded the ZoneAlarm program when Bill first posted the link, and I'm very glad I did. (I haven't a clue why I go to one page and it tries to download 20 cookies - the sponsors must be doing marketing research or something. One thing I'm sure of is they don't do much to "enhance my browsing experience." Bah!) I had one IP try to dump a data packet on my computer. I don't know what the heck that was for, but I sure didn't want it.

I've got ZoneAlarm and MSIE set to ask me if I want to accept the cookies. I can accept Mudcat's (which has a reason for being there) and decline most of the others.

Miriam, yes it's possible to post to Mudcat without accepting a cookie. That's what all the "GUESTS" are doing.

One suggestion: get a golf cart to help folks who don't get around so well. I don't know if that's "do-able" but thought I'd mention it anyway.


27 Oct 00 - 01:08 PM (#328604)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: bbelle

Can we bring space heaters? Turn them on when we're around; turn them off when we're not? I was toasty at night, thanks to sheets and blankies provided by Rita and Bill. But I froze at the chow hall on Sunday night and finally had to go to the cabin and crawl under the covers to warm up.

And, thank you, Dani, for the towels and pillows. It sure made a big difference in what size bag I had to tote around!!

The days were warm and beautiful. Longsleeve shirt weather, but a wonderful change from North Florida. G-d was looking out for us, definitely.

But, I do think space heaters are the answer. Or battery-operated heated socks and underthings.


27 Oct 00 - 02:37 PM (#328663)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: catspaw49

No Jeri....I was just answering a question regarding posting that Miriam asked. As to next year, there's no way I can know at this point.

Spaw


27 Oct 00 - 03:29 PM (#328704)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: bbelle

We need muffs to keep our hands warm.


01 Nov 00 - 09:43 PM (#332432)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Charlie Baum

Save the weekend of October 19-21, 2001!

Beyond this thread, I'd sent out an e-mail to loads of people (everyone who cam who had e-mail that was entered correctly enough that it didn't bounce as undeliverable)--and the consensus seems to be for October, with a few exceptions. The main objection to October is the possibility of cold, but others prefer October weather (fall leaves, no summer humidity, no mosquitoes, etc.) with only a few conflicts.

I asked the camp if they'd have the third weekend of October available--equivalent to this year--and they said yes! It should be a tad warmer than the fourth weekend. So I've put in for the weekend of October 19-21, 2001. Mark your calendars!

--Charlie Baum


01 Nov 00 - 10:04 PM (#332444)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: bbelle

Charlie ... you are a prince and a scholar. Thanks for deciding on the dates so soon. Sure does make it easier for me in planning my vacation time. And I love October and the fall colors.


01 Nov 00 - 10:11 PM (#332448)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: p.j.

Great Charlie! And thanks again to you, Rita, and everyone who worked so hard to make it a wonderful camp.

Can't wait to see you all next year! (I plan to bring a fireman with a large moustache to keep me warm...)

pj


01 Nov 00 - 10:38 PM (#332464)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Dani

PJ, are you sharing or deserting us?

Dani


01 Nov 00 - 10:39 PM (#332465)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Tinker

Thanks Charlie,
Put that in Past,Present and Future Tense Please

Tinker


01 Nov 00 - 10:52 PM (#332476)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Gorgeous Gary

YAAY! I can still get **both** my folk and filk fixes!

And let me echo PJ's sentiments and thank Charlie, Rita, and the rest of the crew for all the hard work on the Getaway. I've co-run several filk conventions; I **know** how hard planning and executing these events are!

-- Gary


02 Nov 00 - 12:11 AM (#332511)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: GUEST,Nancy King

Good work, Charlie! I can hardly wait!


02 Nov 00 - 08:03 AM (#332635)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: annamill

When do we sign up?? **BG** ;-)

Love, annamill


03 Nov 00 - 12:35 AM (#333317)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Chanteyranger

p.j., will there be a gorilla suit and fishnet stockings below the moustache? Could feel itchy.


03 Nov 00 - 01:52 AM (#333345)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Rick Fielding

Well I ain't missing this for another year even if I have to get a dishwashing job in Washington to afford it!

Rick


03 Nov 00 - 09:05 AM (#333463)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Big Mick

Hey Rick, let's meet along the way and go together.

Mick


03 Nov 00 - 09:06 AM (#333464)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Big Mick

Or better yet, get Bonnie, Peter, Tony and the crew to all go together.

Mick


03 Nov 00 - 09:16 AM (#333468)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Ferrara

And, Jeri, Charlie has already suggested golf carts or an equivalent.

Camp Letts was heated, and there was a working fireplace in the dining hall at Prince William Forest Park, so we have never before had to hold late night sings in an unheated room in the cold. We want to plan for that as best we can. (The fireplaces at Ramblewood are very old and it would cost a bundle to bring them up to code, so we can't use them.) So -- any suggestions? Whatever suggestions we think of will have to be OK'd by the camp.

Maybe they'll warm us 150 hot bricks to put under our feet.... Or hot potatoes? We can eat 'em for a late night snack when we're done singing. OK, let's hear some more suggestions. We can't all share Pam's fireman.

We're sending out feedback questionnaires with this year's directory of Getaway attendees. So you can help a lot with the planning for next year if you send 'em back to us!

BTW, one reason for moving to Ramblewood was to allow us to have more people at the Getaway. It has occurred to me that, mostly, only people who have already been to the Getaway read these Getaway threads. So, if you know people you think would love and appreciate the Getaway, tell 'em about it when you see 'em at Mudcat gatherings, NOMAD, etc.


03 Nov 00 - 09:21 AM (#333471)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Charlie Baum

Rick & Ontarioans:

QEW, Cross at Niagara
New York Thruway East to Rochester
I-390 South to NY 17, then NY 17 East to Painted Post
US 15 South through Williamsport, PA to Harrisburg, PA
I-83 South through York, PA toward Baltimore, MD
MD 136 East until it ends at US 1 near Darlington
US 1 North to the last right turn before the Conowingo Dam
Right on Shuresville Road to a left on Silver Road to the camp.

There are a couple of shortcuts /alternates, particularly near Williamsport, Harrisburg, and the stretch from York to Darlington

Or fly.

We'll see you there.

--Charlie Baum


03 Nov 00 - 10:48 AM (#333538)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Rick Fielding

Ya got a deal Mick. I'm goin' down to New England again in 4 weeks for some gigs, but next year I'll definitely book a tour that'll take me near the gettaway at the right time.

Rick

p.s. Thanks Charlie. by now I know some shortcuts that even the Yanks haven't heard of. Ever been through Herrings NY.?


04 Jun 01 - 01:51 PM (#476061)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: katlaughing

Would someone post an update with all of the info for this, please? I went to the website and each time I clicked on the Oct. dates, it took me to the June 2nd message about there being NO festival at Camp Echo.

I've figured out it will be at Ramblewood, Obt. 10-21, right? Would like to know more about accomodations, costs, if it's too soon, too late to sign up, etc.

My sister, "bet", would be able to take the time and fly out and Rog and I are looking at maybe trying to drive, with side visits to our son and Spaw. A long shot, maybe, but one we want to explore, at least.

thanks,

kat


04 Jun 01 - 02:12 PM (#476096)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Bill D

nawww, you ain't ....it hasn't even been advertised yet...lots of time. We'll get info up as soon as we know something..(but it is nice to keep the 'idea' in folks heads who might make it)


04 Jun 01 - 02:38 PM (#476121)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Fortunato

We'll see you all there.

Chance


04 Jun 01 - 02:40 PM (#476124)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Charlie Baum

The dates are, fer sure, Oct. 19-22, 2001. It's still too soon to sign up, because we haven't announced the prices yet. They will be similar to last year's prices, and will depend onhow long you stay and whether or not you're a member of (or join) the FSGW. Give us a few more weeks to ratify prices. Mudcat will be among the first to know--prabably ahead of the FSGW, if history is any guide.

--Charlie Baum


04 Jun 01 - 02:50 PM (#476131)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: katlaughing

Phew! As organised as ya'll are, I was afraid we'd missed the deadline or somesuch!

Thanks!!

kat


04 Jun 01 - 02:56 PM (#476138)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Bill D

funny how it LOOKS organized when it works...*grin*..


05 Jun 01 - 12:50 PM (#476846)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: annamill

Kat!! Are you coming??? Wow! it will really great to meet you at last. Honey and I will be there fer sure!

Love, Annamill


05 Jun 01 - 01:03 PM (#476860)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: MMario

guess that means I better start planning on this, eh?


05 Jun 01 - 10:45 PM (#477243)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Big Mick

Well, I can't wait for this one. I hope this is the biggest yet, in terms of Mudcatters attending. You will love the FSGW people. They are wonderful hosts, and the programs are first rate. And there are fish in the pond, and bigger fish in the River. Tunes, food, songs, gatherings, Mudcatters..........and then we will all hang out until Tuesday and do the Mudcat Radio show......don't get no better 'n that. I will be there................and Rick, you said earlier in this thread that we had a deal......still on? Let's try to get a sizable Toronto contingent.....that would seal it as a great gathering.

All the best,

Mick


05 Jun 01 - 11:06 PM (#477257)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: katlaughing

Annamill, I don't know for sure and won't for another month or so, BUT I am sure going to try and so is my sis! I'd really love to do this, if at all possible! Thanks!


05 Jun 01 - 11:24 PM (#477267)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Bill D

you know, what with folk-type music not exactly #1 on the charts, and the *ahem*...'aging' of the average folkie, the Getaway had been showing signs of wear and a sort of lack of depth in recent years...(I have been going since '78). It is always good, but there were real problems with 'critical mass'.

This infusion of new people partially as a result of Mudcat has been a real shot-in-the-arm, and allows 'new' blood and new friends. We have always had many friends from up & down the east coast, but it is nice to broaden one's horizons.

I hope that this merging of 'locals' and visitors from afar continues to be happy and productive. We are always tryig to figure out how to make the Getaway better.


05 Jun 01 - 11:30 PM (#477271)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: katlaughing

Jeez, Bill, next thing ya know, they'll be looking for a star in the East.*big smile*

Sounds pretty kewl.


06 Jun 01 - 12:12 AM (#477304)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Bill D

well, I hear Joe Offer found his way here by following a glow on the horizon...*grin*....but he's ALWAYS seeing those.


06 Jun 01 - 12:25 AM (#477312)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: katlaughing

Yeah...he's got stars in his eyes from staring at all those lighthouses!:-)


06 Jun 01 - 12:26 AM (#477313)
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From: catspaw49

Yeah Bill....I heard he was actually searching for the lighthouse at Cape Keelrip to sing to the mating walrus colony.

Spaw


06 Jun 01 - 12:52 AM (#477321)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Ferrara

Oh, I hope you do come, Kat -- and you too, MMario! That would be so fine.

I'm setting up the program again this year and would love to hear as early as possible from people who think they MAY be coming. You don't have to know for sure, at this stage. And if you will let me know what your main interests are, I'll try to work them into the program.

If you were there last year, let me know which workshops or concerts worked particularly well for you! I try to have variety from year to year, but there are favorite topics that we always try to include.

Rita

ps Mario, I heard you singing the "Mingulay Boat Song" -- was it tonight? Liked it (and your singing!) very well, started singing along, and later this evening I sang it at the Royal Mile Pub's shanty sing. Thanks for the reminder of a great song.


06 Jun 01 - 04:13 AM (#477372)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Naemanson

Well, I am coming along this year. I wanta have fun too [pouting and whining] if only my daughter will let me.

But then, she will be a senior and I can fly if I want to!


06 Jun 01 - 09:39 AM (#477485)
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From: Fortunato

I swear, BillD is getting downright sentimental in his decliningg years. Where's the old cynicism, Bill my boy?
I think the Mudcat is seriously eroding his crusty exterior. Not that he's getting any better looking, but he sure is getting sweeter.

Howsomever, in this case I agree with him. The Mudcatters are a breath of fresh air for the Getaway. I'm looking forward to meeting more of you face to face, myself.


Chance


06 Jun 01 - 11:16 AM (#477574)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Bill D

why, Fortunato, me boy...it was ALL cynicism!...(hey, I just found out they PAY you if you stay sweet enuf to get TO your 'declining' years!...think about it...)


06 Jun 01 - 05:05 PM (#477828)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Barry Finn

I'll be heading there again, this time there's a good shot I'll have the whole family in tow too. See ya all. Barry


06 Jun 01 - 06:07 PM (#477875)
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From: Dani

That about seals it, Barry. I think I'd like to bring a daughter or two as well.

I just can't wait. This is the highlight of my year, this annual wallowing in music.

Dani


06 Jun 01 - 08:16 PM (#477973)
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From: JedMarum

I very much hope to make it!


06 Jun 01 - 08:24 PM (#477979)
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From: Bill D

hey, great, Jed...(and nice timing on the surgery, Barry)...*big grin*


06 Jun 01 - 09:15 PM (#478017)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Barry Finn

Ya Dani, I'm kind of muddy about the music too. Naemanson, this is the one you're gonna love espically if Big Mick does his "I'm 24hrs late" routine & then falls down on his face without even being asked (hee, hee, just having fun Mick). Hey Bill, you know us aging folkies (not that I'm including you in on the aged), anything goes when it's for musical high. Barry


06 Jun 01 - 09:29 PM (#478030)
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From: Naemanson

I'm really looking forward to this! And (trumpet fanfare) this year's post-Getaway Mudcat Radio show (thunderous drums) will be the first (chorus singing the dramatic bits form Carmina Burana) concert for the Mudcat World Tour!

If you thought that idea had died you have another think coming!


06 Jun 01 - 10:47 PM (#478074)
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From: Big Mick

I have got to see Barry's Family. I canna believe that God would allow him to reproduce................LOL. I am going to try and take an extra day that week so I can leave on Thursday night instead of Friday after work. That way I can collapse on Friday morning........LOLA. How the hell am I going to sleep without you in the next bunk snoring and making a racquet like a one lung steam bilge pump, Barry????????

Jed, you have to make it, pal. You and Mario, and all the rest would make this one hell of a gathering. And could we make some great music. Now if I can just find a way to get Dave Swan to join his bride (Pam, you just have to come again!!!!), Rick to keep his part of the deal, and Patterson to let me pick him up on the way,..........and we could have a helluva good time and a bored meeting of Patterson, Fielding, Swan and Lane, Layabouts at Large and for Hire. I want to have a quorum so we can vote on a new member. I am proposing Dan Milner be added to the Bored of Defectors as a full padnuh. I have observed his technique and find his ability to layabout to be second to none. And his wife is, and possess', the appropriate amount of character to qualify as a spouse of a layabout. I knew she was right when he and I disappeared to do a little fishing, and she just gave us this "Boys and their toys" smirk.

Mick


07 Jun 01 - 12:04 AM (#478117)
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From: Ferrara

Y'all come. I'm sitting here with such a happy grin on my face.


07 Jun 01 - 09:50 AM (#478311)
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From: wysiwyg

On those directions above that run along route 15 in Pennsylvania-- that's right past me, five minutes away. Whose gonna stop and pick me up (and meet Hardi and explain where I'se going)?

And what link can I post in the LINKS section for this year and for people to use to watch for next year? Shall I just post the URL for this thread, there, for now?

~Susan


07 Jun 01 - 09:51 AM (#478316)
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From: wysiwyg

... That would be me and a lot of stuff... Big girl, BIG stuff.

~S~


07 Jun 01 - 10:30 AM (#478344)
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From: Fortunato

Watch for the Nude Mudcatters Close Harmony Workshop.

:) hee, hee.


07 Jun 01 - 11:46 AM (#478400)
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From: Bill D

you gonna GET nude, Fortunato?, or you just gonna hide in the bushes and take pictures like usual?...

and Susan...I 'think' that there will be a new thread listinf plans & prices as dates approach for just this year...(since Ferrara lives right here, and will be doing the workshop schedule, I may have a tiny bit of influence in the matter...it would avoid this thread getting to 327 posts)( I can also go harass Charlie Baum, who is 15 minutes from me *grin*)


07 Jun 01 - 05:24 PM (#478702)
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From: Charlie Baum

Don;t worry about a links section sopeople can find it from year to year. Each year, a fresh thread will, no doubt, be created.

Besides, the only reliable link would be to www.fsgw.org and then click on the Getaway. (The actual full URLs for the Getaway are subject to change from season to season and year to year.)

--Charlie Baum


13 Jun 01 - 12:31 PM (#482524)
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From: GUEST,Marymac90

I'm double-booked for the weekend, but I plan to come Sat. evening and stay till Monday, if at all possible.


14 Jun 01 - 08:14 AM (#483204)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Roger in Baltimore

Marge and I have solid plans for attending. It truly is a musical and Mudcat highlight. I hope Big Mick can drag Patterson with him. And Mick, I know I haven't been around the Mudcat lately, but I want to lobby to be part of the layabout club.

Rita, I would be happy to help out in the performance workshop end. Perhaps a workshop on funny songs. I will be going to Commonground in July and will take a workshop on Worksongs with Sparky Rucker and Bob Zentz. Perhaps I'll have a few ideas in that area as well.

Roger in Baltimore


14 Jun 01 - 08:41 AM (#483222)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Fortunato

Rita,

I have in mind a:

"Help I am lost can you please direct me to 1935" workshop

for the Getaway.

Chance


14 Jun 01 - 11:08 AM (#483294)
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From: Dani

Roger, Sparky Rucker is WONDERFUL!! Another hero in plugging me into the music I love.

See if you can get him to the Getaway! He'd be an invaluable asset to Mudcat, too, were he so inclined.

Dani


14 Jun 01 - 03:49 PM (#483503)
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From: GUEST,Vixen @ Work

Just checked in to see when this was happenin' Y'all can count on Me an' Reynaud to be there!

V


14 Jun 01 - 06:03 PM (#483619)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: dick greenhaus

Fortunato- That slogan read 1932. I invented it to plug the first New Lost City Rambler concert in New York, and we distributed over 2000 tags to people who wore them without the foggiest notioon of what it was all about. On t'other side was a stylized blue eagle (remember the NRA, anyone?) holing a banjo and a guitar with the cryptic acronym:

NLCRA (or New Lost City Ramblers Admirer)

There's a copy of the tag in the old New Lost City Ramblers songbook. 1935 wan't nearly as interesting to return to.


14 Jun 01 - 08:03 PM (#483715)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: GUEST

GuestMaryMac90 of course its possible to come Saturday night. Check with Charlie and the FSGW page for charges. But do come. The Getaway is a very special event- lots of hard work from Rita, Charlie et al, (and 2cents from the large peanut gallery). Lorraine


14 Jun 01 - 08:36 PM (#483745)
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From: Bill D

*grin*...I'd run over to Lorraine's house and take her a cookie, but I suppose she'd just lose it....


14 Jun 01 - 11:32 PM (#483827)
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From: Charlie Baum

Thanks Lorraine--

MaryMac--what she said--you're welcome to show up on Saturday night whenever you can. My first Getaway came on a very busy weekend and I was only there from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday morning wee hours, but I enjoyd it thoroughly, and later went on to become a full-time person (and--gasp--this year's chairperson!).

Lorraine--you could have waded through the detritus of our sewer-damp basement and logged on and used my cookie when you were over here earlier tonight, but I guess you didn't.

--Charlie Baum


26 Jun 01 - 05:07 PM (#492449)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Mrs.Duck

If I could just persuade my lottery numbers to come up we'd be there like a shot. Maybe one day....


10 Jul 01 - 11:52 PM (#503690)
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From: Naemanson

Is there a website for this?


11 Jul 01 - 12:38 AM (#503705)
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From: catspaw49

All the info isn't up yet Brett, but CLICK HERE for FSGW Getaway pages.

Spaw


11 Jul 01 - 12:48 AM (#503709)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Charlie Baum

More info will be on the way soon. I finished the updated brochure and registration form for the FSGW newsletter earlier tonight, but my elves still need to proffread it for tpyos and other other errors. Then I can convert the thing to a .pdf file and maybe html code it for the FSGW webpage mentioned above. But not tonight.

--Charlie Baum


11 Jul 01 - 06:30 AM (#503832)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Naemanson

Oh, it's near Havre de Grace! I spent a few weeks near there in Navy Nuclear Power School before they booted me out (at my own request).


11 Jul 01 - 07:35 AM (#503860)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Little Neophyte

I'd like to come just not too sure yet if I can. Maybe if I do come I can get Peter T to come along with me.
I took down the directions. Thanks Charlie.
So how long is the drive from Toronto? What is the latest I can register?

Bonnie


11 Jul 01 - 09:02 AM (#503935)
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From: Allan C.

Bonnie, according to Mapquest.com the drive should take about 9 1/2 hours.


11 Jul 01 - 09:16 AM (#503943)
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From: MMario

and if the route takes you down 15 as in the directions above - it runs right past a lovely little "rest stop" known as WYSIWYG'S/HARDIMAN MUCDAT HANGOUT


11 Jul 01 - 11:08 PM (#504656)
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From: Bill D

since it happens in mid October, registration usually goes on thru part of September...Charlie will get it up soon, and all will have time to decide and plan...honest! Ask those Mudcatters who came the last two years..(the workshop schedule will be done right here at this computer ,so Rita (Ferrara) & I will keep up with whatever thread Charlie starts, and she will take workshop suggestions as July and August progress.


11 Jul 01 - 11:21 PM (#504662)
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From: catspaw49

Great Googly Moogly!!! What a hideous picture! Ya' know you could have at least put Rita in there........As it is, I damn near choked.........Give us a break man!!!

Spaw (:<))


12 Jul 01 - 07:01 AM (#504818)
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From: Charlie Baum

Registrations will continue through September. We need to let Camp Ramblewood know how many are coming at least a couple of weeks in advance, but it's got a huge capacity, and there's room for as many as want to come.

--Charlie Baum


12 Jul 01 - 08:31 AM (#504865)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: MMario

PS - Rita - thanks for the compliment on "Mingulay" - I am hoping *fingers crossed* that I will be recording that with a friend for her CD this fall...we do rather different versions and whether or not we can work it out in time to record it is iffy - but I'm excited!


12 Jul 01 - 09:36 AM (#504916)
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From: Bill D

'spaw!!! G**gly M**gly? you KNOW the name of the GREAT ONE is not to be written out in full! For your penance, put my CALENDAR photo across from you at breakfast for the next 5 days!


12 Jul 01 - 11:23 AM (#504992)
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From: catspaw49

.....................oy............................

Spaw


12 Jul 01 - 11:33 AM (#505010)
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From: GUEST,fo

Don't do it 'spaw. BillD's visage has been know to constipate some of the larger colons in Folkdom (and do we have some big ones!)


12 Jul 01 - 11:34 AM (#505013)
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From: GUEST,Fortunato

It was me, my little finger slipped. cheers all.


12 Jul 01 - 06:34 PM (#505333)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Lorraine

You all are pretty silly. Smile. Glad i'm gonna be there.


12 Jul 01 - 06:39 PM (#505338)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: CET

Thanks for the link with the driving directions. Charmion and I were thinking of taking the train or bus and possibly renting a car when we get there. We will be leaving from Ottawa. Does that sound practical?

Edmund


12 Jul 01 - 07:09 PM (#505369)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: DancingMom

An "annual wallowing in music" would be like pure heaven to me. In OCTOBER, even! OOOH, it sounds like a great time. Sharon


08 Aug 01 - 10:45 AM (#523481)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: JedMarum

Looks like I will be there! I am pretty excited about the opportunity and have been working out some of the travel details.

Can non-members attend? I see the website says members and friends ... I have friends from MD area who are not members, but may be interested in attending.

Also; when do people show up? Will most arrive on Fri night?


08 Aug 01 - 11:17 PM (#524079)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Charlie Baum

No requirement to be a member, though members receive a discount, and you can join when you register.

Many people show up on Friday after leaving work; since people leave work in places from Virginia to Connecticut and beyond, arrival times may vary, but by 8:30 p.m. or so, there's always informal good music going on Friday night.

Well, the registration form is complete, but the FSGW website is an experimental exercise in changeability, as we're slowly instigating a new system that takes the burden off of the webmaster and allows committee chairs to update their info.

Try this link to see if it produces a Getaway registration form. I'll produce a formal Mudcat link later this week, along with the brochure information.

--Charlie Baum


08 Aug 01 - 11:21 PM (#524082)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: Charlie Baum

Yes! The above link works.

Now to join the FSGW, you'll also want to fill out a membership form, which can be had here.

--Charlie Baum


09 Aug 01 - 10:46 AM (#524279)
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From: Bill D

hooray!...and away we go! (That first form is in Acrobat format, folks.....)


09 Aug 01 - 11:32 AM (#524331)
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From: annamill

Good job Charlie! See ya in Oct.

Love, Annamill


09 Aug 01 - 11:35 AM (#524335)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2001-Which dates?
From: MMario

okay - I'm going - come heck or the car dies...I'll be combining it with a day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival - talk about being a glutton for
something, I'm not sure what

Vacation day requests are in. have checked MapQuest for driving times and directions - check is written -