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In a blog essay posted on the Web site of The American Scholar before Mr. Mitchell's death, Mr. Zinsser said Mr. Mitchell's approach to broken-down pianos (which musicians sometimes encounter on tour) illustrated his approach to life. "I learned long ago that it does no good to complain," Mr. Zinsser recalled Mr. Mitchell telling him. Instead, listen to the keys and put their flatness or sharpness to use. "You say, 'What does it do?' " said Mr. Mitchell, sounding an imaginary clinker on a piano. " 'Will it do anything? Let's check it out' - NY Times obit, reference to http://theamericanscholar.org/what-does-it-do/#.Uj3ivWR4ZEu

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Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #75 on: April 07, 2014, 02:29:55 AM »
Ditto what Phil said.
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
Barbecue Bob

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #76 on: April 07, 2014, 04:33:06 AM »
Yes, very well deserved. I had no idea.
PS Can anyone remember what song he taught? Interesting lines I thought.

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #77 on: April 07, 2014, 04:43:31 AM »
Nice to see you all again weenies and glad you enjoyed it.

I'll get next years dates sorted out with the hotel and aiming towards end of April\May so that we might stand the chance of actually having some sunshine, that would be a first!  Also promise to stop playing 13.6 bar blues'...

If anybody wants an unedited cd of the epic send me a message with your address.

rt
(That's enough of that. Ed)

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2014, 04:46:49 AM »
Pay attention at the back of the class, Adrian!

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2014, 04:55:05 AM »
It was indeed a fine gathering. The quality of playing and repertoire gets better every year. Thanks to Richard and Blueshome for putting it all together. It was especially good to see (and hear) some new faces and to have the addition, this year, of SloBlo's surprise workshop on microphones and small PA systems. Thanks to Norfolk Slim for his excellent CD which I'm listening to right now. Beautifully played and recorded, Simon.

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #80 on: April 07, 2014, 05:48:34 AM »
Pay attention at the back of the class, Adrian!


Great tune. Wish I'd been in the class, was just about to start work on this one.

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #81 on: April 07, 2014, 06:01:12 AM »
Mine was the simplified, sciatica infused, version UB. I'm sure you'll do a better job.

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #82 on: April 07, 2014, 06:14:26 AM »
Ouch. I hope they at least assigned you a euroweenie butler to tote around the brick then.


Offline Adrian_P

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #83 on: April 07, 2014, 06:35:33 AM »
Got it. That's my homework sorted for a while......

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #84 on: April 07, 2014, 09:31:07 AM »
It was certainly the furriest weekend we've had to date. 

Enjoyable weekend.  Just the right amount of music (too much can be as bad as too little sometimes), lots of good humour and some great players.  Food wasn't bad either, and happily the leaking roof appeared only to be drippping on the stairs rather than in anyone's room.

Its fun to see how individual players' specific tastes and passions inform their repertoire and I've certainly no objections to one of the newcomers being a Furry Lewis fanatic :-)  Its also a pretty unique weekend when, in a room of 11 players, 4 of them like to play Ishman Bracey songs (though only Myk and I actually played them on this occasion).  The 3 newcomers all brought some interesting songs, and a good deal of fine musicianship. 

Thanks for the comment on the CD Professor.  As you've let that cat out of the bag, I'd better go over to performance corner and post about it right now ;D

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #85 on: April 08, 2014, 07:26:37 AM »
I am going through the time-consuming job of uploading, selecting, reducing, posting and captioning pictures of the event. About half done - more to be added when I get some time.
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
Barbecue Bob

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #86 on: April 08, 2014, 12:14:15 PM »
Well we played pretty well on Monday night, albeit it with very sore fingers; inspired by the weenie weekend according to Adrian-P.
Thanks to the organisers and to you all for your welcome.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 12:16:02 PM by Tym OPhee »

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #87 on: April 08, 2014, 12:24:15 PM »
It was good to see (and hear) you Tym, and I hope you and Adrian and Myk will all be back next year!

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #88 on: April 08, 2014, 12:53:05 PM »
Thanks Prof. We should have videoed your workshop, most of it has been leached out of my head by alcohol.

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Re: Euroweenie 2014
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2014, 01:11:53 PM »
I will be back next year!  Great weekend.

Myk

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