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ConChord!

Well, another ConChord is over, and as usual I didn't take notes, so this will be sorta scattergun.

The big event, of course, was Richard Creasey's and Devon Black's wedding. The ceremony was beautiful, after which we all toasted the bride and groom with Martinelli's cider, took a lot of pictures some of which will presumably be turning up on the net soon enough, and generally expressed delight. Long live the happy couple! (BTW - in re your after-wedding reappearance: you guys make great pirates.)

The other big event was the release of Steve Savitzky's first album "Coffee, Computers and Song". Lot of good stuff on this one, including "The World Inside the Crystal", "Demon Lover", "Guilty Pleasures" (aka "Coffee, Computers and Song" hence the album title), and "High Barratry" (which recent events have rendered even more entertaining). Now everybody go out and buy a copy so he has no excuse not to get on with the next one... :)

The Kazoo Awards (as constructed by yours truly) were duly voted on - there should be pictures up on the ConChord website in the not too distant. Having teased chairman Nick Smith for years with "Smith" derived award titles, award mistress Lee Gold has shifted to "Nick"s. This year these were:

The Nick Knight Award for songs about vampires: "Gay Vampire Boogie" by Cynthia McQuillan
The Knick Knack Paddywack Award for songs involving bones: "Moving the Bones" by Dr. James Robinson
The Nearly Headless Nick Award for songs about ghosts: "Ferryman" by Mercedes Lackey and Leslie Fish
The Nick van Rijn Award for songs about business: "One Size Fits All" by Cynthia McQuillan
The Saint Nick Award for songs about gifts: "The Murderous Little Toy" by Mike Roberts

BTW - anybody out there know where we can find Mike Roberts so we can get his award to him?

As usual, strange and wonderful things were up for auction for Interfilk - I am now the proud owner of an "Area 51" freezer mug and a fantasy novel I'd never heard of which is in the other room so I can't give you the title yet. It's on the to read stack behind rather a lot of other stuff.

Goodie! I just found my program. We had songs and readings by Joe Bethancourt, Tom Digby, Andrea Dale, Tanya Huff, Jane Mailander, Steve Savitsky, Kathy Mar, Leslie Fish, and a lotta other folks who sang in the Totally Tasteless and Tacky Revue, the One Shots and the Two Shots. Yes, I said I wasn't doing anything this year. Yes, I got dragged into the TTTR, One AND Two Shots. As usual. Guess it's time to swear off insisting I'm not doing anything, quit being lazy, and practice already... :/ Leastwise "Sunset Garden", a song I wrote several years ago seemed to have finally settled on a sort of mutant version of my tune for "The Face You Used To Wear".. more or less.. for the moment.. so I sang it in the Two Shots. Have to get it on paper so Lee can publish the thing in Xeno before the tune goes wandering again. Oh well, for a song about distraction I suppose it fits. Did "The Beast in You" from "Goldilocks" for the TTTR; that musical has an incredible lot of fun songs in it.

The theme for the instafilk contest was "Brain Death and Hamsters". It was won by an entry by Jane Mailander with one from David Okamura about half a step behind. As you might expect from the theme and the winners both were hilarious.. and kinda gross (Zombie Hamsters!)

A number of my favorite people were about, like most of the folks in the list of singers up there come to think of it. Actually having now met Tanya Huff and Andrea Dale, all of the folks in that list qualify. It was a great weekend.

And I got to wave my TX around whilst Steve Savitzky sang "Little Computing Machine" at one of the circles. Grin.

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occams_pyramid
Aug. 23rd, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
Now everybody go out and buy a copy so he has no excuse not to get on with the next one
Sorry, no can do - I pre-ordered a copy months ago!

anybody out there know where we can find Mike Roberts so we can get his award to him?
Wasn't he a friend/workmate of Jordin's?

The theme for the instafilk contest was "Brain Death and Hamsters".
http://www.m-sampson.net/mylyrics.shtml#hamster
kayshapero
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Sorry, no can do - I pre-ordered a copy months ago!

Now what kinda excuse is that? (snicker) A lot of people appear to have done so. Steve tells me he's probably not doing pre-orders next CD. Apparently it's a bit of a nuisance.

Wasn't he a friend/workmate of Jordin's?
No idea. I'll mention it to Lee.

As for the filk... snerk!
1ferritgurl
Aug. 30th, 2007 07:55 am (UTC)
thanks from Devon.
finally got around to looking around for folks comments on that..

i havent actually seen the pirate photos yet. Mary has em on her computer, but with the (then) impending departure of Richard, i hadnt had time to transfer them to his computer yet.

so i guess we;ll see some in my journal soon too..
kayshapero
Sep. 1st, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
Re: thanks from Devon.
I'll see if any of mine came out suitable for putting up on the net. For the most part my pictures of the wedding were dismal - I should probably have not been so worried about using the flash. Oh well, leastwise I've finally got a tripod.
1ferritgurl
Sep. 1st, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Re: thanks from Devon.
yeah, email, Mary, she got the shots from both Ravan, and from Barney.


kayshapero
Sep. 2nd, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
Re: thanks from Devon.
I've put up the surviving shots on my website at http://www.kayshapero.net/ConChordPix.htm, along with shots of the Kazoo awards.
1ferritgurl
Sep. 2nd, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: thanks from Devon.
thanks so much..
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