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I have these Mahtowa discs, a bunch of them even, that have a live version of Pine City Motel Blues. I intend to record it sometime soon for release on the Fump, but for now this is one of only two places you can get it (the other being one of the Marscon discs).

This is going to be completely subjective. I'm going to post a quote from WSPA-3 from this last weekend. The first person who can explain just what she was talking about, and the person who comes up with the funniest (IMNSHO) interpretation will both win a copy of this CD.

So, she said

"Why is there bread in your sandwich?"

Comments are screened.

edit The actual reason has been guessed, but funniness can still win you one of these.

Tired

Aug. 2nd, 2009 08:51 pm
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Got back from Mahtowa an hour or so ago. I'll post more in a day or so, but not now. I need a shower and some sleep. The WSPA had a blast. There was a guy filming everything, so there should be video of my brand new song up in a few days.
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I'm heading to Mahtowa Friday for a weekend of music and fun. I just finished one of the songs I'll be entering in the songwriters contest. I'm not sure what the other one will be, but probably Don't Go Home, just cause.

If you want to know where to find me, well, Mahtowa is just south of Duluth MN and just off of I-35. If you want to narrow it down a little, it's simple ...



The red finger is pointing to where I usually camp. Look for a big red and white tent. The blue finger is pointing to where the festival is held. I'll be there the entire time, except when sleeping or having breakfast, or being dragged somewhere by the WSPA.
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Yes indeed, my favorite little festival is coming up soon.

The Highway 61 Folks Festival

Everything is free, there is free camping (albeit a tiny bit rough, no showers or anything, just a big open field) Admission to the festival is free. There is music Friday and Saturday night, also free. And the songwriting contest all afternoon Saturday.

This year the WSPA will be out in our full glory, and indeed I will once again be in the contest. There are usually about 25 contestants, I hope to come in in the lower 30s somewhere.

So come out and hang out with me that weekend. It's gonna be fun ... I guarantee it. Otherwise your money back.

I suppose

Aug. 5th, 2008 02:40 pm
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I should talk about Mahtowa )
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Here is a map of Mahtowa.

From the air even )

One down

Jul. 30th, 2008 03:33 pm
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One song written for the festival ... the serious one. I still have to work on the silly one, but it's well on it's way
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This weekend is Mahtowa

Just a couple hours north of the twin cities ... free camping, great music, much fun, even if I'm going to be there.

And Labor Day weekend is DMSFS's Semi Annual Constitutional Convention (SACC)

This happens on a farm about an hour north of Des Moines. There is camping, food, the Mock Scottish Games, music, movies and too much fun. All that is asked is that you contribute to the food and the fun. There will be info about it up on the DMSFS site soon. Come on down and hang out with the geeks.

edit And if it is any incentive, the entire WSPA will be in attendance at SACC

Mahtowa

Jul. 10th, 2008 02:49 pm
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I talk about this every year, and so far only two people I know have ever showed up.

THE BEST DAY OF MUSIC ... I repeat ... THE BEST DAY OF MUSIC that I am at every year is in Mahtowa MN

Once again I am in the songwriting contest. I have no idea what I am going to do, since I haven't written much of anything new in the last year, but I will come up with something.

But that aside, there is free camping, good food, amazing music, and SO MUCH FUN !!!

So come this year. And if you do make sure you get there Friday night to see the amazing Charlie Parr
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The translation of the voice post didn't make a lot of sense ... but it was darn funny. I need to send that out to my email list.

The festival was amazing. Neither Isaac nor I finished in the top 3. The songs that did really deserved it. Shannon Murray won for the 2nd year in a row (more on that in the full length report) and it was well deserved.

I'm tired, but very happy. My songs went well, and I played a LOT of music this weekend.

Now I go collapse.

Never mind

Aug. 2nd, 2007 04:01 pm
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I just finished the song for the festival.

I think it may just work. I just need to play it a LOT the next couple of days, and have the lyrics up there with me

It's called ATTN: Complaints Department, Mahtowa MN

Mahtowa

Aug. 1st, 2007 02:42 pm
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I am off to Mahtowa Friday morning. If I haven't mentioned it before, I thought I would now.

As always I cannot recommend it more highly. If you like great singer/songwriter stuff, the songwriting competition is always amazing.

I do have a dilemma.

I was working on a new song just for the competition. I am going to do the other new song that I have put in the set recently, but I need a second song, and the song for the festival is just not going to get done. So, here is a listing of what I have done before

2002 - A Correction
Caution: Product Might Be Hot
Bang My Bald Spot

2003
Hey Dad
??? (I think it may have been Don't Go Home)
2004
Standards
Pine City Motel Blues
2005
In Crosby Park
How Can I Miss You?
2006
Ghosts
Mahtowa Blues

2007
Woman Like You
???

So, what song do you think I should pull out for this year?
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I got some discs from Mahtowa.

I now have copies of the 4th and 5th year for sale. The 5th year includes a song that will only be found on this disc, "I've Got The Ol' Mahtowa Highway 61 Folks Festival Blues Again Mana.

I'll have a page on the new disc up on the website in a day or so.
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"Congratulations! We have finally compiled the tracks for the 5th Annual Highway 61 Folks Festival CD and your song, "I've Got Them Old Mahtowa Folks Festival Blues Again, Mama", has been chosen to be included the collection."

I'm a happy camper
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It showed up here for a few minutes, but I dated it the way it should be (and re-wrote some things to protect the innocent)

If you are at all interested you can find my first report from Mahtowa here

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