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Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03

06 Feb 03 - 04:30 PM (#884251)
Subject: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: JenEllen

Hey all;

Time once again to start thinking about festivals. Anyone who is interested in performing at Yakima's Folklife Festival can now find more information and applications at the Yakima Valley Folklife Website Applications are due in March, and as usual, it's first-come first-scheduled.

Also....
For those just interested in hanging out and playing music, we're having another run at Camp Runamuck that same weekend (July 12-13, 2003). The cabin is about 20 minutes from the festival site, so festival goers who want a place to camp are welcome too. Bring yer own doo-wop.

~JE


06 Feb 03 - 05:11 PM (#884276)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: rangeroger

Hey Jen, I'll be there. Also, are there going to be plans for a possible Spring Runamuck?

At this point it looks like I'm going to have memorial Day weekend free for the first time in 17 years. Just a thought.

PS. How's Angus doing?

rr


06 Feb 03 - 05:53 PM (#884309)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Amos

I think I gave all my doo-wop to Mousethief last year, but maybe I can find some more around here somewhere!

Be there if ever I can, fer sure! High boots required? :>)


A


06 Feb 03 - 11:11 PM (#884494)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Genie

Me, too, Jen. Already got a trip to Seattle scheduled with Runamuck sandwiched in the middle.

Here's to Angus being all well and in good voice by then.

Genie


07 Feb 03 - 12:44 AM (#884548)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: GUEST,amergin

i'll try to be there....with my new love (well have had her for a year but finally learning to stroke her right)...ah what sweet sounds she sings when I play her....(when she's in tune and my fingers know the song ok). ;)


08 Feb 03 - 12:39 AM (#885317)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Amos

Well, I think there are a LOT of other people who should make this scene including Jack, Spaw, Kendall, Jed, Big Mick, Swanno, Rick Fielding, Peter T, Sorcha, Kat, Wyo, Alice, Caitrin, Mbo, Norton,Micca, Morty, and all the rest of you, too!

Let's noo be shy onnit!! Let's surround that wee cottage in the Cascades with an army of tents!! Mother of All Hootenannies!!

Awww C'mooooon!!!!!

(Aw Jaysus, there I go again!! LOL!!!)

Just forced to be naughty, huh?

A


08 Feb 03 - 01:35 AM (#885336)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Miken

I'm hoping to be able to make it this year. A little early to tell yet.
Mike


08 Feb 03 - 12:30 PM (#885570)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: JenEllen

Hey all;

Well, this was STARTED as a reminder to get your paperwork in for folklife if'n you're going, not as the "Return to Runamuck". LOL

I do have that weekend free for a gathering, and will probably post something a little closer to the time to remind all you daddios and daddiettes to "Be there or be L-7 ska-ware".

~JE

PS: Thanks for the thoughts on the pooch. He's doing a lot better, and learning a new song for Valentines (if you sing: "when the moon hits yer eye like a big pizza pie" he barks: "amore"---sends me to the floor every time!)


08 Feb 03 - 12:36 PM (#885578)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: artbrooks

Folklife, si, Runamuck, no.


08 Feb 03 - 01:49 PM (#885627)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Dave Swan

JE, You've gotta get some video of Angus' performance of Amore and post it for us. I afraid to ask what he does for the "ting-a-ling" lyric.
D


08 Feb 03 - 02:27 PM (#885643)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Amos

Well, Cap'n Swan, I'd sure like to share seeing it live witchoo!! There's plenty of time to plan it in!! C'moon, man!!


A


08 Feb 03 - 02:29 PM (#885645)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: GUEST,me

am i the only person bothered that pacific northwest folk life began sending out cops to threaten and arrest buskers as of a few years ago. many performers, including me, depended on the busking money to go and perform as well as stay fot much of the weekend.

they sold the right to sell recordings to tower records then arrest any one selling their own stuff, but they wouldn't bother big groups just the solo performers as the cops were too cowardly to go after a band of five or six.

i think the whole thing is disgusting, i performed at folk life for six or seven years , now it's a festival only for the well off or people who live right in seattle


08 Feb 03 - 02:39 PM (#885652)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: artbrooks

Must be a different Folklife Festival. I saw a lot of buskers there last year.


08 Feb 03 - 03:41 PM (#885676)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: JenEllen

Guest me;
I think you must mean Seattle Folklife? I was referring to Yakima's Folklife Festival in Central Washington. Granted, it's a little bit scattered and logistically a pain sometimes, but there's never been trouble (that I know of) with police and buskers. I'm sorry you had to go through something like that.

Dave;
For the 'ting-a-lings', you sing and he pirouettes. Sadly, he's not a very talented dancer, so it's basically the same move he uses during the 'dah-do-do-do-do-do' bit in Proud Mary.


08 Feb 03 - 10:26 PM (#885860)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Lane

JenEllen,

I'll give it a try... a ways off. I was sorry to have missed it last year and sure enjoyed the recordings. Going to the Kate Wolf fest that's shorty thereafter in California, so it may be a crunch, but I'll sure give it a try
Lane


08 Feb 03 - 11:47 PM (#885887)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: MAG

If I'm not too fried from Summer Reading Program, I'll come over after work on Saturday -- these bones may be too creaky for my tent but I'll throw it in. Or just the air mattress ...


09 Feb 03 - 10:55 PM (#886500)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Dave Swan

Silly of me...I should have known.


10 Feb 03 - 03:11 AM (#886570)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: open mike

what's a doo wop? do i even have one? (some?)
roger-does this mean you are not coming to
spring strawberry on mem day?? the gathering
I am hosting is the weekend after spring-berry-
June 6-7-8 in concow--butte county--nor-cal-
hope some folks might make it to that shin-dig.
welcome all mud cat/pal talk/ folkies...
lane--hope to meet you at kate fest...
i am in the funny space craft looking R.V.
Motor Home called a Vixen...last year I was
with a group that camped basically due east from
the fire circle. more later...keep in touch...
they have an old fire engine there that looks a lot like
the tuna boat i am on...(1970's era International)
only it has a 10 gallon an hour leak from one of the
valves or something-not very encouraging for safety's sake!!


10 Feb 03 - 12:02 PM (#886837)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: rangeroger

Laurel, due to my job situation, I won't be at either spring or fall Strawberries. I still need about 1500 work hours before I can take my Journeyman exam,and I just can't afford the time off until I get that License. It's going to be strange as Strawberry has been a major part of my life for the last 17 years. But I've been laid off so much over the past 2 years that I'm turning a 4 year apprenticeship into a 6 year.

CampRunamuck is going to be my musical fix for the year. That is if my finger heals to the point I can play guitar again. I haven't played for 2 months.

rr


10 Feb 03 - 12:37 PM (#886867)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: GUEST,Mudjack

Just saw the date and the Mrs and I are departing Vancouver BC for an Alaska Cruise on the 13th. At best, we could swing around byway of Yakima and Ellensburg and spend part of a day. I wish I could promise, but will have to leave it as a maybe.
Mudjack


10 Feb 03 - 01:43 PM (#886914)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Amos

JE, Jack:

How about stretching it back to include the 11th?


A


10 Feb 03 - 03:14 PM (#886986)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: GUEST,Mudjack

That is possible Amos, I will know more as we close in the day. I left you some personal mail before I realized the date of Camp Runamuck.
Mudjack


10 Feb 03 - 07:06 PM (#887150)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Amos

Got it!! Let's see what the Fayre Hostesse wishes....maybe if we work up a back up act for the "ting-a-ling" part of Amore ? :>)


A


10 Feb 03 - 07:09 PM (#887152)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Dave Swan

Count me in. I can never pass up a back up ting-a-ling.
D


10 Feb 03 - 08:19 PM (#887206)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Amos

Yayyyy!


A


10 Feb 03 - 09:45 PM (#887278)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Genie

Just got back from Rainy Camp, and my appetite for group singin' and pickin' is whetted. Can't wait to hear & see Angus's new shtick.

Looks like we've got a good group shaping up. Hope you can make it for part of the time, Jack and Mag.

Genie


12 Apr 03 - 01:17 PM (#931850)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Amos

Flash Packet from the Runamuck Potentate!!

Latest plan has the date moved forward to August and the convention has been scheduled for the weekend of August 23-25.

Please make sure to make it, please!!

If you pencil it now, you can defend it with ruthless determination!!

I understand Mousethief is preparing a Special Treat for those bold enough to claim it with their presence -- and a special musical adaptation as well, possibly...

Anyone who survived Runamuck I knows it is a not-to-be-missed opportunity..for..um...world-class...um...well, not-to-be-missed, anyway!!




A


12 Apr 03 - 02:33 PM (#931898)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: Genie

It's a date, Amos, Jen, Angus et al.! Now let's see if Mag and I can work up a stirring rendition of "Walla Walla Woman Blues."*

Genie

*Which [SHAMELESS PLUG] folks can hear sung by the author on the MUDCAT BLUEPLATE SPECIAL CD SERIES: Strawberry


12 Apr 03 - 11:33 PM (#932148)
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
From: MAG

Yep, I asked this month and got a grudging assent for that Saturday.
Genie, I'll call you with that tune as soon as I    have your card and my cell phone in the same place at the same time.

\here's hoping my gel shots last until then. -- MA