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Saturday, August 13, 2005

  Bluegrass on a saturday night

The New Fretters were playing at the The White Raven coffeehouse - "Jered on Banjo, Mike on Bass, Jeff on mandolin, Rick on guitar - and Larry on the Blender! - let's hear it folks!"

The sweet wholesome simplicity of bluegrass music, of basic folk - it's such a difference from the techno and rap driven world I've been living in - relaxing - though, as a piano player I can only stand to bounce around from G to G for only so long before I start going bats.

All that aside, I wish I was still playing guitar - or maybe could find solace in a bass. Ah, well, rosegarden and I are getting along better, maybe something will come out of it - but it wasn't so long ago that people gathered around a piano and sang for the hell of it - instead of being submissive to television's whims and scared out of singing by overproduced plastic broads from LA....

Time to kick back and let my toes tap and the worries of the week drain out.
 
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Best bluegrass I know is a Jewish-Christian group called The Isaacs. Some like the lyrics and message and some don't, but the sound connects deep and straight in. Some really good players along with some extraordinary voices. Makes me want to go lay down in a field and watch the clouds.
 
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