Thursday August 3rd, 2006
My Day at Swannanoa
Started at 9:00am, finished at 4:00am Friday.
taught me how to play the guitar in A#.
3) I had lunch with a bunch of
I only see once a year, and I realized that
Swannanoa is like a high school reunion where the a**holes
don't show up.
gave me a songwriting tip, and fifteen
minutes later I had an outline for a new song called "I
Don't Want to Know", and it is going to be a good one.
5) Murial Anderson became the first person to
sign my guitar
, followed shortly by Al Petteway and Eric
Garrison. (Doug Orr signed it the next day)
6) I learned "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" banjo style on the
7) I had dinner with a person I had traded emails with but
never met in person.
is a Beatle freak just like
me, and I look forward to many jams with him.
8) At that same dinner, as so often happens here, I made a
new friend. Tom is a Hoosier who teaches at Rose Hulman
My brother said
"I made you cry in front of all your
friends." I said, "That's okay, you made all my friends cry
in front of me."
13) I joined one of the
wonderful song circles
and listened to all of our
talented songwriters, and I was especially pleased to see my
break out his guitar.
kicked in, so Steve and I and a bunch of other people screamed Beatles tunes till
we dropped at around 4:00am. We came up with an alternative
circle of 5ths
. We call it a fifth in the circle.
If any one of these things happened on a normal day, I would
consider it a pretty good day, wouldn't you? Thanks to
everybody who helped make it happen.