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Next Meeting 7/19/2020

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Homemade Donuts: Ad Hock Meeting Tomorrow Night!

Matt writes on the Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society Facebook group:

So, Donuts…if I was to open a room on this page tomorrow in place of the meetings is anyone interested in getting together for our usual hour (both UK and US times)? There would be no sage advice from Patrick or Pat, as they have the day off, but we could still get together and share a song or story.

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No Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Society Meeting This Week

Patrick has some pretty horrific dental work happening on Wednesday, so we are not having a meeting this week.

Feel free to get together on the society’s Facebook group and host your own shindig.

We will reconvene on August 19th, minus most of Patrick’s teeth.

In other news, there apparently is a Facebook group for folks who learned to play through our video workshops. I know nothing about it, but it might be a good place to meet up with fellow frailers: Tribute to P Costello Frailing.

Ode to a Theremin!

Banjo Jack in Catonsville, Maryland writes:

Hi, Patrick –    Your video on your new Theremin and approach to playing it inspired me to send you a silly poem I wrote a few years ago. My dad made one for me when I was a kid, but I never worked to master it. This is one of a number of silly poems I posted at http://forums.familyfriendpoems.com/djackmac.   I love your videos and approach to music – keep it up!

To my knowledge there has never been
A poem about the Theremin
The what? You rightfully ask
To explain it now becomes my task
Well, to be concise
It’s an electronic device
Full of capacitors and more
Resistors and diodes and an oscillator
Two antennae make it complete
One for each hand; isn’t that neat?
(If you prefer, you may use your feet)
One controls volume, the other the pitch
It produces a sound that is eerie and rich
(But some folks find it makes them twitch)
An instrument the player doesn’t touch
You’d expect it not to sound like much
No calloused fingers or embouchure dystonia
As is typical with instruments of symphonia
It makes music not to be found
Among orchestras of renown
Not likely to hear it in a church yard 
But in sci-fi movies and the avant-garde
It should be spelled with a capital ‘t’
Since it’s the name of a man, you see
Leon Theremin lived in the Soviet Union
And started an aural revolution
Now there’s a poem about the Theremin 
My task is done, so I’m turning in.

Next Meeting: August 5th!

The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society (you can learn a bit about the group’s origins in Just This Banjo) will be held on August 5th. We meet at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and again at 7:00 PM Eastern. Musicians of all levels, styles, instruments and genres are welcome. The meets are held in round-robin format, giving everyone the opportunity to share something or play a tune in a safe, low-pressure, noncommercial and noncompetitive space.

Don’t be bashful. You are as welcome as the flowers in May.

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This week’s song is The White House Blues. You can find chords, lyrics and even tab in The How and the Tao of Old-Time Banjo, The Outlaws and Scalawags Songbook, Mechanics of Frailing Banjo and The Crisfield Folk Musicians Retreat Songbook.

We have covered The White House Blues more than a few times in audio and video workshops over the years.

The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Society meets at 7:00 PM Eastern TONIGHT

There is always risk of a scheduling mix up when the guy posting the information has dyscalculia.

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This Week at the Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society

Join us and your musical Internet neighbors around the world for the next meeting of The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society on July 29th as 2:00 and 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Musicians of all instruments, genres and skill levels are welcome.

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Time: Jul 26, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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This week’s song is The Beatles’ Octopus’s Garden.

I transposed the song to G to make it easier for banjo players, but you can play it in any key you wish. Also, the song of the week is not mandatory. You can play anything you want at the meeting. This is just something to get people practicing.

G              Em
I'd like to be under the sea
C                              D
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade.
G               Em
He'd let us in, knows where we've been,
C                              D
In his Octopus's Garden in the shade.
Em
I'd ask my friends to come and see
C              D
An Octopus's Garden with me.
G              Em
I'd like to be under the sea
C               D             G
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade.

We would be warm below the storm
In our little hideaway beneath the waves.
Resting our head on the sea bed
In an Octopus's Garden near a cave.
We would sing and dance around
Because we know we can't be found.
I'd like to be under the sea
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade.
 
We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves.
Oh, what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they're happy and they're safe.
We would be so happy, you and me.
No one there to tell us what to do.

G              Em
I'd like to be under the sea
C               D          Em
In an Octopus's Garden with you,
C               D          Em
In an Octopus's Garden with you,
C               D          G  D  G
In an Octopus's Garden with you

Next Meeting: July 22!

This week’s song is Lousie by Paul Siebel. Chords at the bootom of this post.

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G                                       A7
Well, they all said Louise was not half bad
      C                D                G
It was written on the walls and window shades
G                             A7
And how she'd act the little girl
     C              D                       G
The deceiver, don't believe her, that's her trade
C           D            G
Sometimes a bottle of perfume
C           D          G
Flowers and maybe some lace
C           D                Em
Men brought Louise ten cent trinkets
        A7                    D
Their intentions were easily traced
        G                            A7
Yeah and everybody knew at times she cried
      C           D                G
Ah but women like Louise  they get by


G                                  A7
Yes and everybody thought it kinda sad
         C       D             G
When they found Louise in her room
 G                                     A7
They'd always put her down below their kind
           C               D             G
Still some cried when she died this afternoon

C           D                G
Louise rode home on the mail train
C                D                 G
Somewhere to the south I heard her say
C          D         Em
Too bad it ended so ugly
    A7                    D
Too bad she had to go this way
          G                     A7
Ah but the wind is blowing cold tonight
      C          D          G
Well, goodnight, Louise goodnight

Next Meeting July 15!

Due to ongoing construction, The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society’s 2:00 PM Eastern meeting has been canceled. We’ll try for 7:00


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Time: Jul 15, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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