mkchen’s sixty-eight comments

  • Re: Couth Buzzard Books

    With no end in sight to our King County's current stay-at-home regime, the Couth Buzzard session has moved on-line, as have a number of other sessions around the country. We are currently using Zoom, on the same schedule as the normal sessions were, 1st a... more…

  • Re: Couth Buzzard Books

    As you might expect, due to current social distancing recommendations and the temporary (hopefully) closure of Couth Buzzard Books, this session is on hiatus until further notice. We did manage to have a small, outdoor session last Saturday at a nearby pa... more…

  • Re: Couth Buzzard Books

    ...and now it's been 10 years! Proprietor Theo has signed a new 5-year lease on the store, so hopefully we're good to go for at least that many years more. Session runs from 11 am to 1:30 pm. If you're looking at the store's calendar page, we're the "Celt... more…

  • Re: Couth Buzzard Books/Espresso Buono

    ...and we made it past our ninth anniversary! Everything I said in my last post still applies, except that we're a year older. more…

  • Re: TheSession.org in 2018: the numbers

    Winston Smith, you can add a trip from your member profile. Please follow the link cited in Jeremy's post above for details. I first became aware of this recently added function when I logged in one day last month and immediately saw that Jeremy had a tri... more…

  • Re: When Music Makes Our Lives Beautiful… 2

    Jerone, thank you for sharing that beautiful moment with us! And that's awfully nice of you to drive your friend such a long way. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! more…

  • Not dead yet!

    Time once again for my annual check-in. The session is alive and well and we just celebrated our eighth anniversary. The cafe's menu now offers breakfast sandwiches and breakfast wraps! Also once again a gentle reminder to all: please patronize the cafe, ... more…

  • Re: Couth Buzzard Books/Espresso Buono

    Through all the tumult and the strife (in the outside world) this session continues to thrive. We just passed our seventh anniversary! Thanks to all of our musicians, guests and listeners, and especially to Theo and staff at the Couth Buzzard for giving u... more…

  • Re: Sligo style fiddle teacher in San Francisco Bay Area?

    Actually, Dale Russ is up here in the Seattle area now. But, Califiddler, why don't you drop in on some of your excellent local sessions and ask around. I've heard some fine fiddle players at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, and the Plough and the Stars in ... more…

  • Re: RIP Alan Jabbour

    Oh, man, that's really sad news! I was just listening to his (with Ken Perlman) Southern Summits CD last night, a real jewel. I played old time banjo before I got into Irish trad, and still love that music. I was growing up in Durham, NC while Alan was a ... more…