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Happy Birthday to Eric Coleman, my favorite @curmudgeon
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|Tuesday, October 29th, 2013|
|Back from OVFF
A quick OVFF babble
OK, back from OVFF. Thanks to Mark Ewbank who doubled his duties as an OVFF virgin to act as my seeing eye Mark all weekend. Getting there would have been a lot more complicated and a WHOLE lot more dangerous if I had to drive myself this year. Thanks Mark!
Getting reminded yet again of how many incredibly talented people I associate with in the world of Filk made being on the Pegasus ballot this year an even more incredible honor. It really was a no-kidding, believe-every-word, how-the-devil-did-I-get-here chance of a lifetime. Thanks to all who voted for 'Grandfather', and congratulations to all the winners. May that experience be one all of you get to share, because ALL the people I met this year at OVFF certainly have material that qualifies.
I get the most fun playing at the open filking. My goal has always been, and probably will always be, to add (in a positive way, of course) to the performance of the moment. Often, it's not possible (the performers are that good), but if you follow the 'Do No Harm' rule, it's a good feeling when it works out. Thanks to all who didn't throw large, heavy, or sharp objects if I was being overly additive.
So many folks. Cheshire Moon, Theresa--oh yeah, the skinny bearded guy she can't seem to shake--Toy Boat, SJ, Talis, Dave (great playing Dixie Chicken at the jam!), Barry, Sally--the list goes on. And on. You know who you are. And the OVFF crew--Kathy, Erica, Phil, and particularly Mark, Harold, and the sound crew. Amazing.
OK, so I'll start working on the next two CDs. Maybe by next year I'll have something new! You never know...
Great time. Thanks to all!
Gary "MoFilker" Hanak
|Friday, July 5th, 2013|
|Ohio Valley Filk Fest brainstorming poll
I have, for reasons many and varied and unknown to me, but hopefully of a positive sort, had some of my songs show up on the OVFF brainstorming poll. As many folks, particularly anyone not living in the St Louis area, are less than familiar with stuff I do, I have put the suggested tunes up on my website. You can hear what they sound like by going to www.mofilker.com and clicking on the OVFF brainstorming link. At least, you should be able to. One never knows with the internet...
Thanks to any and all who thought enough of them to get them in the poll!
|Tuesday, November 27th, 2012|
Have a happy birthday, however you need to do that from where you are...
|Wednesday, September 12th, 2012|
|Saturday, April 7th, 2012|
Once again, being a very intermittent user, this is late. Last post, I noted my website was up. Www.mofilker.com, for those of you who have forgotten. Yes, being Filk GoH at Duckon was great, though I fear my curse is still in effect--I understand things have gotten a little weird since I was there--but at least they are still in existence, so the curse is weakening. I hope.
Anyway, for those into contemporary music as well as Filk, I am forming a duo with an old friend, and we hope to be playing soon at a venue near you. Or somewhere. We are Not Wired Right, and our website (far more interesting than my personal one) is www.notwiredright.com. If you have a moment check it out. Hopefully, our performance schedule will start to fill up in the coming weeks.
|Sunday, January 2nd, 2011|
|website now up and running
Greetings from the land of those who check in with Livejournal about once a month. Or so. Anyway, I finally have a website. Bit the bullet and hosted through a commercial provider, so my website has finally moved from my thumb drive to the v-world out there. It's not much at the moment, but I hope it will develop as time moves on. www.mofilker.com Should be an interesting experiment in clean living.
Bear in mind it's not created from a commercial web building program, so it won't look slick, or even mildly slippery. But it's mine, and it's fun to play around with.
|Tuesday, May 4th, 2010|
I'm going to be a GoH!!!
Miracles do happen...
It turns out that janmagic has invited me to Duckon 20 to be the Filk GoH. (Thanks, Jan!!) I'm really excited! And if it weren't for the fact I'll probably be in Texas on a project for work, I'd love to go this year. But, that's life and employment.
Anyway, hope to see lots of you in Chicago come 2011. Looking forward to it! I'll even be spending time on new material, that's how excited I am...