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We finally met . . .

Posted by bj on Saturday, March 6, 2010

Today I spent most of the day with Carl Baron.

We walked a farmers' market, talked to lots of folks, including my friend Maggio, the violin dealer, stocked up on food and goodies, then we played out behind one of the buildings. It was warm enough out to play outside, which was WONDERFUL. I needed to feel the sun on my face and make some sweet sounds, and Carl was the right company for the day.

We then went to visit with my friend Lisa, where we drank hot cider and serenaded her some. Then we played outside some more, in her great yard, under some ancient fir trees.

We played Greasy Coat and Cluck Old Hen. We played Oldtime Fire on the Mountain and Pretty Little Shoes. We played Old Yeller Dog Come Trottin' Through the Meeting House and Squirrel Heads and Gravy. Then we played some G tunes: Down the River, and Bullfrog on a Puncheon Floor. Back in A we played Tombigbee Waltz, Double File, Old Bunch of Keys, and Paddy on the Pike. And we played one of Melvin Wine's tunes, Cold Frosty Morning. We switched to D and played Lowery's Quadrille. Carl taught me one whose name now escapes me.

It was a great day out in the sunshine and the warm. It was sweater weather here, which was just wonderful! The snow is finally fading, and spring is finally on its way. I'm glad I got to welcome my favorite season with my newest friend. Makes me feel like there might be some good changes in the air.

9 comments on “We finally met . . .”

Mandogryl Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @3:37:30 AM

That sounds terrifically great! I think it is so wonderful to meet someone new, who has the same passion for things you do.
I will be doing the same with a FHO member in May. We play many of the same tunes and will get together to share them.
The sun sure was nice yesterday. A great day to be outside.
Glad you had a good time.

meltonmusic Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @1:52:43 PM

Sounds like a darn near perfect day to me!

mudbug Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @2:31:06 PM

Spring IS on the way. It hit 50 here yesterday, although it was snowing in the South. Go figure. Glad you had a good day.

fiddlefire Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @4:20:33 PM

Those are moments that are pricless. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hey I got to play on my deck for the first time in-oh I cant remember when!!
Weather related? OH Yeah.

carlb Says:
Monday, March 8, 2010 @4:42:37 PM

Gad, I couldn't produce that list of tunes that we played. It was fun playing with you. Now I have to try and remember what I tune I was trying to teach you. Can't remember, but just remembered, "Abe's Retreat".

We played outside for the first time this year. The next day my crocuses were up. Agreed, hopefully good signs ahead.

bj Says:
Monday, March 8, 2010 @8:37:08 PM

That was the one! Abe's Retreat!

janepaints Says:
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @8:55:50 PM

good on da both a ya!! git on the good foot!! say howdy to the goddess of spring, oh minerva, oh diana, oh light of all suns and cycles. Q-mart got the vibe-props. True Fact: Quakertown is home of the north american headquarters of the Rosicrucians. You can look it up. But don't tell nobody I told ya. They'll kidnap me and make me do bit parts in another one of them Tom Hanki movies where he discovers the vatican is actually in Iowa--where Lenny Da Vinci caught an awful head code while looking for Mona.

playmorebluegrass Says:
Friday, March 12, 2010 @6:49:37 AM

u Rsuch an inspiration to me...

bj Says:
Saturday, March 13, 2010 @1:34:28 PM

aw shucks *blushes*

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