The regularly scheduled meeting at the NYC pizza shop became a show of our resilience.
For some reason, our communication with the shop had slipped up and they booked their rear room for a local business group. So, as folks arrived, we had to decide what to do. Well, Toby came to the rescue. He offered his house for our evening jam session.
And it was a lifesaver in that we had a couple new folks show up as well as a large group of regulars. A total of 14 folks were milling around wondering where we would go, where we would eat.
Toby's offer solved the location problem and we decided to just eat at the pizza shop and then caravan to Toby's house.
It worked out well.
While we normally end up or jams about 8:30 to 8:45 (both restaurants want to close at 9 PM), with our late start and no closing period, we stayed at the Bogle residence till almost 9:30, leaving just because a lot of folks had to go to work the following day. I'm sure if this had been a Friday or Saturday evening, we would have gone on for much longer.
It was a record attendance last night and it was really good to see everyone enjoying themselves.
Hat's off to Bill and Janice Dunn for bringing enough copies of a new song to share. How they knew how many to produce, given our record attendance, I don't know. And we should give recognition to Bill for leading the song. Given that he is a real beginner, he deserves credit for the effort.
And a Gold Star to Mary for suggesting some songs for us to play. Rex and I don't really want to be dictators in song selection and we want others to show their preferences. Thanks to Mary for selecting some songs we all like.
Just so we don't get too bored with our current material, I am suggesting that every now and then we have a Theme Night. This could include songs with a railroad theme (i.e., I've Been Working On A Railroad, Freight Train), maybe ships (i.e., Titanic, Blow The Man Down), cities (Amarillo By Morning, San Francisco Bay Blues) or just Oklahoma (could be hundreds --see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
So give me some feedback -- good idea or not? And if you like a song but don't have the resources to find the lyrics and chords and make up song sheets, just let me know and we will do our best to find it.
There was some interest shown for some instruction in the proper way to play Hawaiian music andI I'll get with Leilani and come up with a schedule. Maybe we can come up with something a bit less expensive, but this is her reference book. : http://www.amazon.com/
Hawaiian-Ukulele-1-Learn- beloved-Hawai%60i/dp/ 1427626936/ref=sr_1_1?s=books& ie=UTF8&qid=1370617475&sr=1-1& keywords=island+joy+hawaiian+ music
Feedback is always welcome. This is your club.