A New Year’s Eve Party

Don Making music at open mic New Year's Eve 2011

I sang in the New Year at A to Z Books New Year’s Eve Open Mic extravaganza. We had a great time sharing poems, stories, skits and music. I read one of my favorite poems, “The Spell of the Yukon” by Robert Service. A gentleman, whose name I did not get, showed me pictures of some gold he’d mined to affirm one of the poem’s themes. Read the poem for yourself here. I played bass for a requested rendition of “Fever” with Maggi on vocals and George on guitar. We rocked it such a good song for the bass. Maggi, Ed, Tim and I sang three songs the Flat Rock Irregulars are known for including the crowd favorite, “Old Dunn Cow.” ODC is a audience participation song and people enjoy singing along. It is a story of what happens when an Irish pub catches fire.
Several of us stayed way into the night jamming songs that make up the background of our lives. It was a great night.

Thanks to Brandi McCarty for this picture.


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