Ok beloveds, I am ready for blastoff. I am waltzing with John Hartford , good by to the sunshine, good by to the dew, and going to work, though neither by subway nor in a tall building. Tonight is sure to be a great show. We have the joy of improvisation and the pleasure of introducing a splendid young couple to our audience. Hope you are there with me at the Spot. If not, I look forward to being with you soon, by mail, electronica, or ether (remember those connections? )
Mad dawg, johnny cash, newgrass, now flecktones , merle travis. Old Man River sitting in for Hazel at wwoz this morning. he is now spinning the new release from Leftover . I think the man may have received my errant brain waves. funny how we can see connections where they dont exist . But seriously folks, all this music has been in the frontal lobe this past week for one reason or antother. Joe, train songs,John, Howard, and banjo piece after the next, drew emmitt, string cheese, birdland from Jerry Douglas, Roy Drusky, Pres Hall w Del McCourey. What’s on your platter today ? Check the play list in your spare time .
The wonders of the internet have brought me a such a splendid sound track this Sunday. wfuv elevated my ususal Sunday breakfast from yummy to sublime. From blueberry pancakes to perfect eggs bendict, maybe even that wonderful crabby benedict that daddy loves so,from the corner joint on LowerLine. John Platt had a gorgeous tribute to exceptional song writer, Dave Carter , on the 10th anniversary of his death. Maura and Pete Kennedy, Richard Shindel, Joan Baez, all chatted with John . Worth several listens.
Back to your platter- Frannie and I decamp Aug 11 or so for our great adventure. We head to the villes first, ashe, knox, nash, evans, kane. Visiting the Chicago environs, north to Wisconsin, further north to the Porcupine Mountains. ( you ARE on line, check it out, 124 water falls !) Then east to Rhode Island for Rhythm and Roots. Books, music, must sees, must eats, must listens- please send your suggestions as we plan our uncharted trip. We will me moving in a general direction with specific destinations along the way , with eyes wide and appetites for the new old and unusual. If you find yourself in this wide net while we are out and about, by all means , give us a shout out so we can rendez vous. Just in case I don’t know your snail mail address, send your preferred delivery point if you would like a card penned by Frannie’s new left handed fountain pen, or my plebian model.
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