MurphyStout, KC Jiang, Nirman (my Turkish neighbor), Vaporlock
Weekenders(x2), TonyHiggins, Steve, Switchfoot, DCrom, NorCal, John
The kind of gathering where your face gets tired from smiling so much.
Tunes recorded: a nice slow version of Lord
by George Gershwin by Limuhead on Ralph Sweet whistle and KC Jiang on
mandolin solos by my friend Nirman.......
a reel, Silver
Spear- MurphyStout pulls us together with his flute after an ambivalent
Japanese folk song by Limuhead on whistle and KC Jiang on harmonica-
they both happened to know it in harmonizing versions.....Ballydesmond
polka/Battle of Aughrim........a Hawaiian
hula song by Limuhead (his wife, Kay, danced the hula and explained
the movements in words)........We
Only Can Meet In Our Dreams, played by KC Jiang, who explains, "A
Chinese solider from China moved to Taiwan during the Chinese Civil
War and left his wife in China, he worte this song for his wife. Chinese
Civil War separated families for about forty years. My father was in
the Nationalist military, he went to Taiwan and left his two sons in
China in 1949. My father passed away in 1976 and he never saw and commucated
to his sons since 1949." The recordings are uncensored and relatively
unedited to capture the spirit of the gathering. I thought I'd lost
the recording of KC playing Green
Island Serenade on a Burke Bb whistle. Just found it. This tune
was composed by a political prisoner in Taiwan the day before he was
executed at the Green Island prison.
Singing Down by the Sally Gardens
NorCal and Steve
DCrom and Switchfoot
Unauthorized blugrass jam: Nirman, John Palmer, Weekender
My mom, who hosted the madness, Mrs NorCal, who announced we were all
getting really quiet whistles for Christmas,
Mrs Limuhead (hula dancer) grading her students papers.
Limuhead on his fishingline-strung Tahitian somethingorother and Weekender.
MurphyStout and TonyHiggins. I'm marveling at how high his fingers fly
off the whistle. (That's a nametag on my whistle.)
Weekender (his saving grace)
The sheet music just happens to be in my line of sight. I'm not reading
it...Limuhead, on the other hand, reads music at full speed.
TonyHiggins soaking up the vibes.
John Palmer, Vaporlock, Weekenders singing/playing Down by the Sally
At the end of the evening: Limuhead, NorCal, KC Jiang, Steve