Today is Saturday, May 4. I have to get to the SC Songwriters Circle soon. I’ve had a busy week: manuscript deadline for Yale Writers Conference …plus. OK. More info than you need. I’m gonna go fast now, so hang on for the ride.
A week ago, we started off with “Skylark,” by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. My fav.
Brewster and I did played some of his fab tunes: “Sweet Dreams,” “Daisy’s,” (via Morgan’s request), “Angry Man.”
Our Orange County fans, were in the house. Turns out one of them is a writer (see!! I knew it!!! – I can smell a writer a half a Distillery away…) She sent me a beautiful email. Here’s a quote: “
- another great day at the songwriters- i swear i love coming up for it- today really turned out good- the vibes were so good that two men who had no intention of singing or playing felt comfortable enough to just get up and do their thing- how cool is that?
- i have to say you really make people feel relaxed and that is wonderful-”
Those two men are John Sindorf and Bob Brown. Both of them performed for us although, they had originally just come to “listen.”
performed his tune, “Mr. Fix It” which is from a group he was in (if I’ve gotten the story straight) called “Spirit of Bethel.” John is planning to come back with his keyboard setup and we are looking forward to it.
played a couple of his original tunes: “Too High” – a cool blues (I got to join him with the song’s cool guitar riff) and “The Dream Song” a folksy tune. Nice stuff.
She played some more of her unique and intriguing tunes, “Feeling Small,” “Lizards First” (you gotta love it!) and then, on my request, she reprised “Appendicitis.” This is a young lady to watch. We need more Anna!
Brewster closed with my tune “Oil”. Another day of discovering new songwriters. Let’s hope our first timers return and that we continue to meet new writers and give our “regulars” space to try out their new songs…while we play the ones we’ve already been learning together. Speaking of “run-on sentences,” I have to go practice.
Monday, the lovely Valerie Mansi taped a segment featuring The Sullivan County Songwriters Circle on her show, “Making Waves.” Brewster and I performed a couple of our songs and chatted. I shall let you know when it airs:)
And congratulations to Stacy and Monte for the opening of The Stray Cat Gallery. Are we a HUB – or wha’?