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Hi! I am Marilyn, a singer/songwriter in Hudson, NY. You have landed on my personal website/ blog/ calendar, and you will find here all kinds of things about my musical life. Look around! My blog is below, but over in the right column under 'Pages', you can see links to videos, show schedules, song lists and the other musical projects I am working on. I really hope you will consider getting to a show or even have me (and my friends) come and entertain you at your party or event. People enjoy having us play for them!

When the music calls, I will be there....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Friday Prefest

OK
You have read about Silver Fiddles and Thrashing Sticks, right?
NO? Then go down and read from the bottom up, ok?


Now, I think we were on our way to Mexican Radio, taking some breaks for the beautiful New York sunset. We had to wait to get in, so we went for a short walk around Warren Street.....I love Hudson, and understand why folks want to move here....the buildings are great, the shops interesting, the people ...well, be careful who you corrrect on the street, they may not take it well, eh? jilly???


Paul finally found us in the restaurant....he had eaten, but that didn't stop us from loading up his plate with samples from our meals. We also shared our pitcher of margaritas with him...

After lots of good food and tequila, we went back to my place for a campfire and toasted Silver Fiddle. Nan and I played some Neil tunes until she got tired and went off to bed. I soon followed, though I really did mean to come back....but that couch looked soooooo comfy and I was so tired, and you know????....well, it WAS comfy and i WAS tired......lol. Paul woke me up to move off his bed to send me upstairs to mine.....

Saturday morning was a bit rough around the edges, what with all that tequila consumed the night before. Jeanne had gone to her friends house and was missing....couldn't get her on the phone, didn't know where the friend lived....but that was fine, she arrived just as we finished up decorating the cars for the 'caravan' and packing up.....

On the road to Utica......

Karen's Blog

Karen has posted a few pictures on her Blog (click the title) from her visit this weekend with me. We gathered at my place and decided to have a cocktail (karen's famous margaritas....) before going to dinner at Mexican Radio. We had several rusted women....karen, kathyB, nan, jill, jeanne, me.....and we all have problems with verbal expression (we wanna talk NOW)....so we had to pass around a Talking Stick. Now, the first 'stick' i came across was my Walking Stick, which then became a Talking Stick and was soon being used as a Thrashing Stick in order to keep others a little quieter.....

On the way to the meal, we stopped several times so that karen could take the pictures she has posted to her blog....go and read there a bit to see some of Columbia County's beauty. One of the great things about having out of town company is always to see things anew out of another's eyes.... you again can see the beauty of what is around you everyday....

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Silver Fiddles


Although I named my house in my mind last year, it never got formally christened--
So, we raised some of Karen's margaritas around the fire in honor of The Silver Fiddles on Friday night....

Thanks to Jilly for the picture......

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I just had this thought.....you know, people have been concerned with the anxiety i have expressed here, as if that meant those feelings were somehow more permanent and meaningful than the feelings (for instance) that i had over the beautiful sunset i experienced yesterday while chatting on the phone with my good friend from NC. Just because i say something here in this blog does not give it more (or less) weight than any other communication i may (or may not) have. What ends up here, ends up here.....
Usually, i would guess that i have a bigger need to communicate feelings causing discomfort rather than those more pleasant (at least right now).......like you may go home and bitch to your mate regarding some rude comment that you overheard, but you won't tell her how pleased you were with the way your assistant FINALLY got IT right......lol......even though the level of emotion is similar. When a person lives alone, like i do, perhaps my blog is my mate...the one i bitch to when i get home at night......

Click here for more pics of Garbage

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Garbage Trail Walk 2008


This is the church that starts the Arlo story.....just a nice, ordinary New England type church, which now holds the Guthrie Center....a place of good music and good works....


This is just one of the stops along the way (every mile there is snacks, water and entertainment for the walkers!!!) This happens to be the Dump Divas.....this dump was closed on Thanksgiving Day in the story......


At the end of the walk, you are taken back to your car by a vintage VW bus (of course!!!)...this was my ride on the way back.....don't worry, these buses go forever.....LOL

Monday, May 19, 2008

Birthdays and Walks

I had a birthday last Wednesday (May 14), so I considered this entire week my birthday week....lol. Last weekend, I spend with B-I-L Mike....we took a long walk, we had lots of good conversation, we visited my mother for mothers day and brought her dinner.....we had another meal out....thanks for starting off my birthday!!!!

During the week, I did my usual.....guitar lesson on the day itself, open mic on thursday (some great music by sammy this week....he is really rippin' on that piano these days!!!!)...

Friday, I had dinner and conversation with Todd and Michelle....great meal, wonderful visit!!!....sorry Todd, for tiring you out so soon!!!....and you are younger than ME!!!!

Saturday, I did nothing.....played some guitar, caught up on email, moved a pile of branches out of the yard....and then a campfire with Paul and MaryAnne....another relaxing, good time....

Sunday was the Garbage Trail Walk.....Every year, Paul and I walk in honor of our friends Karen, Paul, Carolyn and John....who suffer with Huntingtons Disease....a progressive neurological disorder that runs in families. The day was cool, but most everyone completed the 6.6 miles before the showers started.....good to see everyone again!!!!! I will post some pictures when i get home tonight....

The Garbage Trail Walk is named such because we start the walk at the famed Guthrie Center...the church that was pivotal in Arlo Guthries story 'Alice's Restaurant'. We actually walk from the church to the dump (which was closed that fateful thanksgiving day) to the po-lice station where Arlo spent some quality time, to the former Alice's Restaurant in Stockbridge MA....(we leave out the actual scene of the crime....makes the walk too long...lol).

After that, I got to go out and eat a divine Italian meal with my other B-I-L Kenny.....we had a lot of good laughs and talks.....Kenny's house is coming along.....and that meal was FAN-Fing-TASTIC.......

Click on the title of my post for more info on the walk and HD.....

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Oh, NO!

I have been neglecting my blog.

Funny how when I am doing a lot of things, I have no time to record them!!!...and then, when I do, it is so past....

Some friends of mine who know me in person have commented that I don't sound 'all right' on my blog...full of anxiety!!! Don't worry about it....the way you guys go home and review your day and what is happening in your head with the folks around you at home...that is what I was doing with this blog....commenting and exploring ideas around playing in public so that I can put it all in perspective.....I have done that and it has helped....if you guys don't mind, I will continue to do that....lol....but you don't have to worry about 'how i am'.....but I sure do appreciate your comments and your checking in with me to make sure!!!

I have been doing quite a bit and have quite a bit planned. I am going to post this note and try to catch up with what has been going on in a later entry......Have a great day!