Jam for the Fans and Bloomsday

posted June 16, 2011

Katryna and me at the open mic/Nields Karaoke Friday evening at the Tuesday Market Space behind Thornes. (Photo by Jeff Strass). We thought at the moment to sing a non-Nields song, and so chose “Lovely Rita,” which we ought to remember. But she forgot the words and I forgot the chords. So we sang “Easy People” instead.

Below are photos from the May Day Cafe, AKA the Nields Museum which we set up in the old Dynamite Records space as a place for our fans to hang out between shows.

Waiting for the open mic to begin…
Singing Red Red Robin with Blair and her sweet girl…
The inimitable Ed McKeon from WWUH was our MC.

Here we are with the CrackerJack Band Saturday night at the Iron Horse. Photo by the amazingly gifted and talented and lovable Jake Jacobsen.

Today is Bloomsday: June 16, the date (6.16.1904) described in James Joyce’s wonderful Ulysses. My writing group celebrated by listening to part of WBAI’s marvelous Joyce-athon, which began with Alec Baldwin reading Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses.” Somehow, it seemed apropos.
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honoured of them all;
And drunk delight of battle with my peers,
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

More photos of Jake’s are here.

Adam H’s photos of the Gospel Brunch are here.

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  1. videos from the open mic are here:

    Thanks for Stan for rolling the tape and uploading!

    Ladies and Daves- thanks for the amazing weekend…something my wife and I will never forget. Can’t wait for the 25th anniversary!
    Nat and Melissa

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