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Shameless (Non-) Self Promotion
It's been alternate days this week. Not "alternative"- that's for "facts."  But today and Monday, I got to accomplish a lot by staying at my (sublandord's) very lovely desk all damn day, leaving only when the work got done.

Yesterday,  not so much. I somehow wound up with my first Rochester appointment at 3:30, and was pretty exhausted by the time I got back from it close to 6:30, following the appointment and a grocery run and getting gas for JARVIS.

Today's work accomplishments were unremarkable, compared to the non-work one:  I essentially booked my first-ever Buffalo concert.

The "how" of this was pretty unremarkable. Over last summer, I'd reached out to Jen Chapin- daughter of Harry, who put on the first-ever concert I  saw in college- after tracking down the obituary-ish article I wrote 35 summers previous about her dad's sadly premature passing. A few weeks ago, I discovered that a local folk group was looking for someone to fill either the March or April opening on their schedule. The ad-hoc booker for such things was Ellen, a law school classmate of mine who I'd lost touch with until this January, when a mutual friend reconnected us through the local Bark Park.  A week or so ago, both Ellen and Jen contacted me to say they'd been in touch; and today, the Buffalo Friends of Folk Music made it official:

As Chris Carter used to say at the end of X-Files episodes: "I MADE THIS!"

I have competing fears: One, that the house won't be full enough to make it worth Jen's while; the other, that it will sell out so fast that we won't even get to see it ourselves.  The latter, I file under "good problem to have," and I suspect she'd hire Eleanor and me as roadies, considering.

I've also been asked to help promote, which I've done through channels that mostly point east and south of here.  Plus, you know, this post.  If your March 11th evening is free, it's a lovely venue and an even lovelier story.

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warriorsavant From: warriorsavant Date: February 9th, 2017 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to be friends with one of Harry's brothers and his wife. (Their first names escape me right now - Jim & Diane?). We were active in local NYC area reform politics. Also at a later date, briefly knew one of his other brothers, who was also a singer (through my then lover, who was also a singer). {And that would be about it for my brief moments of reflected musical glory.}
greenquotebook From: greenquotebook Date: February 16th, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had the pleasure of seeing Jen perform live when I worked at Oxygen Media. She's quite remarkable. Much better live than recorded, like most good music.
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