Posted by fiddledan on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
YEAH, less than a month since my last entry. Summer is coming and the veggies are growing well. Picked some swiss chard already and the green beens are tiny but there. Even tomatoes are growing fast.
First, the big news - well for me anyway - my website - www.Clawdan.com - has been redesigned and is live and (mostly) up to date! J-Walk gave me the "boot" then the design to bring me at least into the late 20th century if not the 21st. There is even a shopping cart option for mail orders and a cdbaby link for downloads! Now all I've got to do is follow up and fill in the missing info. It may take me a while since I am having to learn my way around the new design also AND learn a new way to enter everything. I was a Dreamweaver baby up till now and the new site is php driven so at least some direct contact with the dreaded code is going to be necessary. Hey, if it is any concilation, I'd rather learn how to play banjo or fiddle. New updated photo here too, so I guess it was time for my makeover.
This weekend coming finds us heading up to Salome, AZ for an Old Time Fiddlers' camp out. Should see ol' Dexter there (used to be Benny Thomasson's neighbor) as well as many of my AZ fiddle friends. Nope, there isn't much of the Southern Appalachian style of old time there, but they sure love to listen to Miss Jennifer and me play it. More and more join in all the time and all are welcome to this free event - well, you should join up as a member and there are donations taken for the dry camping (no pun intended, but what can I say). All kinds of fiddle music and everyone sure has a good time. We do have a new motto at our campsite too, "Old Time Stringband Played Here - PICK a key STAY in it and PLAY a while." If you play it, they will come.
So, the site may look a bit incomplete for a while, but the schedule is up to date and the design is still in development. Stop by and let me know what you think. We are here in AZ till I start east in late June. Workshops on route are scheduled in Lawrence, KS (Fiddle and banjo) and Mountain View for back up guitar during string band week. Hope to see you in Salome. Till then,
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @6:06:29 PM
Just wondering if you ever met Milt & his wife Tincy Hooker, San Simon, AZ. They both fiddle(d) and sometimes together. Just wondering how they're doing.
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'Squeaks and scratches' 4 hrs
'Pre WW2 Fiddle' 10 hrs
'Flash jams?' 11 hrs
'Strad Copy' 1 day