Happy Birthday, Dear Celia
Trip Start Dec 19, 2006
24Trip End Feb 22, 2007
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Happy birthday, dear Celia, and many many happy returns from your old dad.
Dr. Dorothy and I got to chill in her house in Susquehanna PA for a couple days after our adventures in Johnson City, then drove in the bitter cold and occasional ice up to Rochester NY to begin three days of concentrated artistic activity there. Our facilitator was a great Rochester poet named John Roche, who was connected to me by my dear pal and publisher, Dennis Formento, of the Surregional Press down in New Orleans. In a long series of e-mails Roche and I agreed on four events for me in Rochester:
 A visit and discussion with his poetry class at the Rochester Institute of Technology,
 a poetry reading-cum-talk at a great bookstore called Writers & Books the same Wednesday night
 a performance in Norm Davis' poetry series at a traditional beatnik-type coffee house called daily Perks on Thursday evening, to be accompanied by Dr. Dorothy Goodman and a venerable Rochester creative ensemble called Dream Engine.
 A full-scale blues concert at RIT in a place called the RITzkeller on Friday night, backed by the killer blues ensemble known as Joe Fornieri and the Railsplitters.
There would be a reasonable sum of money collected from various state and university sources to serve as my honorarium, we would be the house guests of the legendary Sam and Barbara Abrams, we would meet a lot of new people and share our work with them, and we had our own rent-o-car to get around in, so it looked to be a very pleasant assignment to spend three days in Rochester, and it was indeed.
Strangely enough, everything went perfectly to plan: the audiences were plentiful, the music was superb, the venues were fully appropriate and the bread was there at the appointed times. Dorothy and I were treated quite regally by everyone involved and that's not at all hard to take, believe me.
I've got a recording of our show with Dream Engine and am anxiously awaiting aural evidence of the Railsplitters night at RIT, so I'll be playing some of that music on my radio show when I get back into production in Holland. Meanwhile, this Monday's podcast was episode #118 of the John Sinclair Radio Show, as follows:
John Sinclair Radio Show #118
Cannabis College, Amsterdam
Friday, November 24, 2006 @ 4:00-5:00 pm [CC-0606]
We closed Cannabis Cup Week at the Cannabis College with an all-star cast of grizzled veterans in an all-"live" show and Larry Hayden at the recording controls for the first time in our two-year history. Everything went beautifully, from the theme music provided by Walter Noon's guitar, the Opening Tokes of John Sinclair weed from the Dampkring, a tune from Walter, a conversation with Merll Truesdale of Columbia SC, a visit from Sidney Daniels of Ceres Seeds celebrating his Silver Cup victory, a song by Tim Pate and our collaboration on my poem Friday the 13th, a talkl with Don E. Wirtshafter and SuperDude, and a conversation, a couple of tunes and closing theme music from Kenny Post.
 Opening Music: Walter Noon: Theme Music
 John Sinclair Intro & Opening Tokes of John Sinclair Haze
 Walter Noon: Long Time Coming
 Conversation with Merll Truesdale & Kenny Post
 Conversation with Merll Truesdale re: Columbia SC
 John Sinclair Comments & Conversation with Sidney re: Ceres Seeds
 Tim Pate: My Daddy Was a Gambler
 John Sinclair & Tim Pate: Friday the 13th
 Conversation with Don E. Wirtshafter & SuperDude
 Conversation with Kenny Post
 Kenny Post: Energy Equals Eternal Delight
 Conversation with Kenny Post & Bob Dylan Impression
 Comments & Outro by John Sinclair with Closing Music by Kenny Post
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, Engineered & Recorded by Larry Hayden
Edited, Mastered & Posted by Henk Botwinik
Executive Producer: Larry Hayden
Sponsored by Eat at Jo's at The Melkweg and SuperDude
Special thanks to Lorna Clay, Kristie Szalanski & the staff at the Cannabis College, Adam Brook, Kenny Post, Walter Noon, Tim Pate, Doc Rosen, Merll Truesdale, Sidney Daniels, and SuperDude.
©(P) 2006 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.
Podcasted by www.RadioFreeAmsterdam.com @ January 15, 2006
February 19, 2007