October 2020

Before diving in to the October newsletter, let’s give a round of applause to Maria Means and Ken Frederick, who got married on September 26th at the Botanic Gardens. They were such a hot couple, the air filled with smoke! OK-maybe the Mullens Fire up in Medicine Bow may have contributed to the air quality as well. No matter, congrats! you crazy kids!

Maria and Ken fondling an unnamed guitar.

This month we met at the First United Methodist Church downtown. It was a very nice space with ample parking. The trick, however, was getting into that parking lot. As the facility is surrounded by one way streets, I think I circled the wagons three times before stumbling on to the entrance to the parking lot. I was not alone. It will be easier to find next time.

The Pumpkin King

Sue Frerich brought our friend Marvin. So good to see you, Marv! (and thanks, Sue!)

Marvin was in rare form, nailing his tune tonight.

A little different this month, Rich played a medley of opening riffs for at least a half dozen tunes we all recognized. Our utility player this month was Nancy McKenzie. First she joined Ben and Margene on their tune,

Ben and Margene with Nancy. Nancy, show yourself!

Then she played and sang a tune with Gary.

Nancy and Gary doing the Seekers tune, ‘Guardian Angel Guiding Light’.

Finally, she joined yours truly while we butchered Roger Miller’s ‘You Can’t Roller-skate in a Buffalo Herd’.

‘You can’t go swimming in the neighbor’s toilet’.

So where will we be next month? Hard to say. With the Covid epidemic ramping up, places that will have us are dwindling. We may have to return to an online format-we’ll see…

October 2020 Playlist

Marvin Frerich started us off with a traditional folk song, ‘Jamaican Farewell’.

Steve Gilmore, ‘The Fisherman’, Leo Kottke.

Steve knew all the words and over half the chords to this Leo Kottke tune.

Ben & Margene Zavorka, with Nancy McKenzie, ‘Singin’ the Blues’, Marvin Ensley (by Marty Robbins).

Gary Krause/Nancy McKenzie, ‘Guardian Angel, Guiding Light’, by the Seekers.

Keith Blaney/Nancy McKenzie, ‘You Can’t Roller-skate in a Buffalo Herd’, Roger Miller.

Edith Cook, La Rossigual, from the Renaissance.

Jeannie White, ‘Fields of Gold’, Sting.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Smoke Rings’, Gifford and Washington.

Plugged in and wired for sound, Ernie is also a call center for wayward crocodiles.

Rich Ryan, ‘Medley of Intros’, by various artists.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Licks Off of Records’, Martin Mull.

Ben Zavorka, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, Johnny Cash

Gary Krause, ‘Free Candy’, original.

Keith Blaney, ‘Write Myself a Letter’, Fats Waller.

Edith Cook, ‘Study for Two Lutes’, Renaissance piece.

Starry starry night, paint your pallet blue and grey. Mostly blue…

Ernie Brazzale, ‘If’, David Gates (of Bread).

Rich Ryan, ‘Kodachrome’, Paul Simon.

Marvin Frerich, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Safroni’, Jimmy Martin.

What are the rules in shuffleboard? Did I score a 10, or am I out of bounds?

Keith Blaney, ‘The Beautiful Shape for ’65’, Chevrolet commercial jingle.

Jeannie White, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, Lynard Skynard.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’, George Gershwin.

Rich Ryan, ‘Joy to the World’, Hoyt Axton, (Three Dog Night).

Also joining us tonight were Sue Frerich and Brian Andreas. Photo credits to Rich Ryan and Nancy McKenzie.