January 2021 meeting

HELLO 2021! Good bye, and good riddance to 2020! Our first meeting of the year was once again, on Zoom, thanks to Melinda Brazzale. She was on another meeting at the same time, so couldn’t join us, but we do appreciate her putting up with us on the 5th.

Group photo of screen shot of Zoom meeting. But not this Zoom meeting.

Hmm, that’s not right… let’s see if anyone is actually paying attention.

We had twelve participants for the year’s first gathering. Zoom is funny; some folks are quite adept at it, while others struggle just to get and stay on. The sound quality leaves a lot to be desired; that is, until Justin showed up and sounded very good. There goes MY alibi…. Nancy and I were informed, after the meeting, that we were cutting out like crazy, so hopefully some audio interface equipment will eliminate some of that.

The right screen shot. Rick is on fire, while Steve must be in his belly boat.

Ed and Rich both played holiday music. What holiday? I’m glad you asked! Ed explained this was the 12th Day of Christmas, known as Epiphany. Excuse me for a moment while I go check my facts… OK, January 6th is technically correct, but given that we meet but once a month that’s close enough. We Three Kings Came to the Water on a Silent Night, with key changes.

Now for a bit of remote housekeeping. We decided to just keep the same officers and board for this year. Covid vaccinations are starting to roll out, so let’s hope there are only a few more months before we can all safely meet again in person. Remember dues are due; you can make your check for $25 out to Cheyenne Guitar Society and send it to:

Steve Gilmore. 1831 Newton Dr. Cheyenne, WY. 82001

Playlist for January 2021

Ben & Margene Zavorka, ‘Hallelujah, I’m Ready’ by Ricky Scaggs.

Nancy McKenzie & Keith Blaney, ‘Red Haired Boy/Margaret’s Waltz’, traditional Irish tune/ Pat Shaw.

Justin Johnson, ‘Backbone’, Kalaya.

Ken Frederick, ‘Bouree’, J. S. Bach.

Russ Williams, ‘Soledad’, Osvaldo Montes.

Rich Ryan, ‘As Tears Go By’, Rolling Stones.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Song Birds’, Leo Kottke.

Ed Heffern, ‘We Three Kings’, John Hopkins.

Ben & Margene Zavorka, ‘Rhythm of the Rain’, The Cascades.

Nancy McKenzie & Keith Blaney, ‘Long Time Gone’, Darrell Scott

Ken Frederick, ‘Minuet’, J. S. Bach.

Russ Williams, ‘Etude #8’, Julio Regondi.

Rich Ryan, ‘Silent Night’, Franz Gruber.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Twilight Time’, music the Three Suns, lyrics Buck Ram.

Justin Johnson, ‘Don’t Know Why’, Nora Jones.

Ed Heffern, ‘Come Weal, Come Woe’, John Foley.

Ken Frederick, ‘Holiday #19’, original.

Russ Williams, ‘Carousel’, some dead guy.

Also joining us were Rick Memmel and Ernie’s I-pad. That last playlist entry is rather insensitive, but I gotta say you guys really have given me a run for my money by not saying the song titles and authors, or saying them but once at warp speed. I can look up most of it on the internet but I’d appreciate it if I didn’t have to… just sayin’.