Yep....this is the 100th post. I don't really have anything to say about that, so on to more stories about fieldwork.
Yesterday was a pretty good day. I had an early morning meeting with one of the churches in the area. The minister hooked me up with this nice woman who gave me names and addresses of people she thought I should talk to. All of this over a very southern lunch of fried chicken, peas, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, and sweet tea. So much for being a vegetarian. Also got the dates of one of the big picnics at the end of August, so that should be good. Tomorrow and Saturday are the big days for fieldwork with the musicians.....I'm ready to talk to those guys, and get some musical information. Although some of the people I talked to had great stories about Napoleon Strickland (the other fifer that people don't talk about as much as Othar Turner). I've scheduled some interviews with people in town on Monday and Tuesday, and then back to FPU on Wednesday so that I can get a few coachings in with Dharmonia before roomie and I truck on up to Vancouver.
On the upside, another coffee shop opened up last week in Oxford, and it has a much calmer vibe to it......I guess it helps that it's only me and the staff in the place. Anyway, I don't have to worry about 2 hour parking and the wifi seems to be flawless.
Small comment from the broadway field......
Holy crap, Patti Lupone!
Peace, Love, and Tunes,