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Sunday
Apr041999

nostalgia

Jeff and I cleaned out our storage locker yesterday, and I found some interesting tapes in the process. One was a tape marked "FILK - Allison Drury (Mar.14/88)". Wow, eleven years ago! Allison and I barely knew each other back then, and we certainly didn't know Jodi. One of the songs on the tape is "Thr Ancient Yearning", which is cool because it eventually ended up on our first album! Also "Desert and Forest". Both are Elfquest songs (hey, and I also found my Elfquest collection!). Another tape I found: "Used", a tape that Jodi made with her old group, "Group of 77". Very different sound from Urban Tapestry. :-) Also a house-recorded filk with Larry Warner (I think Allison hosted that filk, though I might be wrong).

Also found con tapes from OVFF II (1987, I played flute with Mike Stein on one of the tracks) and OVFF IV (1989, I played flute with Clif Flynt). Apparently I also played flute in a concert by Clif Flynt and Mary Ellen Wessels at OVFF II (they were the ones responsible for dragging me from my quiet, anonymous corner in the filk room).

I don't remember going to OVFF I, but an old boyfriend of mine (Reid) claims we both went. Were any of you at the first OVFF? Does anyone remember who was GoH?

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