In safe about 5 hours ago - but was visiting with folks.
Safe journey and see you in the morning. I'll probably be up relatively early - buzz me when you want to grab breakfast. (unless heaven forbid, you want to go for a hike).
Getting on the plane in a few minutes now.
I'm getting excited like a kid on Christmas Eve. Hope I can sleep. I meant to get one of those inflatable neck pillows.
We're on the plane & I'm going to power down. Next stop Boston.
Just landed. 4:44 am Didn't sleep much at all. My tailbone is killing me. I haven't watched that much Munsters in a long time.
6:08 am Sitting in the terminal waiting for the Logan Express first run at 7:00. I caught a little sleep on a bench.
7:10 am Just got on the Express & am seeing beautiful Boston in the early morning light.
Brenda and I arrived last night after driving about nine hours. She thinks I'm crazy, I think I'm sane. Absolutely nothing new.
Bass guitarist, IONA
Too windy to hike! Looking forward to seeing everybody in 3 hours or so.
2:54 pm Been settled in now for a bit. Folks are arriving at the Warren Center. I've been hanging out with Cliff, Rick, & Jay. Got a chance to jam with Cliff for a bit. Man, what a nice groove!
10/30/06 1:13 am Had a great evening! Was blown away by several players. The magic is definitely happening again.
Just got back from the Warren Center and wanted to thank all of the amazing players and audience members that came together to make this such a special evening. You guys and gals are what it is all about and I am privledged to have been able to meet many of you and experience this journey with you.
You know we give it right back to you. The system & support you guys give is what drives us to new heights.
He's right. The night was amazing! I am in awe of all the players & am counting my lucky stars I could be part of it.
This event has been fantastic!!!!!!!
Thank you to all who planned and participated. I really have found some new friends and am completely blown away by the talent and kindness at this wonderful happening. God has given the gift of music to this troubled world. When we pass it on and share it in the spirit I felt in these days, I believe the Father smiles.
That's why I play, for His pleasure.
Going to pack now. I fly early in the a.m.
Blessings to all,
Rick Jordan (rwj)
I don't know how much gushing I'm going to let myself clutter up the place with... but I have to at least say ... WOW, what a great time for me this was !
and as you will hear from many of us - RWJ was an amazing part of the this wild bucket of magic and music.
Another amazing day!
First, Rick, I'm sorry we didn't get to hook up this evening. We were in the lobby & never saw you (we checked your cabin too), so we went to dinner without you & then came back & played music in the lobby 'til 1:00.
This morning we toured the Bose research center. It was astounding! Things you know exist that you see on TV & never think you'll see in real life - anechoic chambers, sound testing rooms, speaker torture (long-term testing) rooms, CAD rooms. Heady stuff.
Then in the afternoon Ken handed out some schwag (a really nice shirt) & a drawing which Keith Johnson won for a Porchboard bass. Lastly was a highlight - hearing Dr. Bose speak & asking him questions. It was very meaningful & moving, & I will post more later.
You saw what I wrote earlier about the evening. We sang way past the point of sounding good because we didn't want to say goodbye.
I'm sure I'll be posting more than I should about this conference. I'll have to let it percolate a bit though. There will be comparisons to Big Sur of course, but this time had its own magic & special times I will truly cherish.
I'm taking my posts to the post conference thoughts from here .
I too am sorry. I'm just getting old, I think. I had to do some shopping and got a bite to eat after the time at Bose. I got in at around 8:30 and checked the lobby and the dining hall for signs of life. Finding none, I figured the music was off. So I posted a quick note, went to the room and packed and went to bed. When I was leaving the Inn at 4:30 this a.m., the young lady at the desk told me there was music in the lobby 'til long after midnight. Alas, it was my loss, but it sure gives me something to look forward to next time.
Thanks again to all,
I wanted to quickly ackowledge and thank Ken Bausano for his work in getting Monday night together. Mike and I had a ball playing our Avalon Express charts with the various folks who jumped in, and I enjoyed sitting out front hearing everything oh so nice, especially as the night moved into the endless medley, and a chorus was created that was quite thrilling at times. Being from Connecticut, I really didn't miss playing a 12-minute version of Mustang Sally, and the nice surprise of those Canadian Johnson brothers was pretty cool as well.
Ken Bausano - along with keeping the flow of both the rehersal and performance in line with the tenacity of an australian sheep dog... laid out some of the most sublime brass lines I've ever had the pleasure to hear.
Crooned a pretty cool boogie too.
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