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May 18th, 2015
03:15 pm

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We are almost ready to go!
It's a bit of a drive that we start in on on Thursday. It will be around 2500 miles. Lots of new people. Lots of family! Lots of new filkers at Balticon! We'll be doing 4 shows, the most we have done in that short of a period of time. The last one could get kinda silly.

If we're passing through your area, come see us.

I will be posting as often as I can on my Facebook page, my Live Journal, and on the Cheshire Moon Facebook page, and I will be tweeting as often as I have something to say @cheshire__moon.

Balticon May 22-25 (we're performing 9pm Sunday)
Johnny's Gone Fishing Carrboro NC May 26 - 7-9pm
Strange Brew Greenwood, IN May 29 - 5-7pm
A House Concert in Champaign, IL May 30 7pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/646820852116006/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1432226123740846/
https://www.facebook.com/events/835880643114210/
https://www.facebook.com/events/757036717711612/

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May 4th, 2015
10:32 am

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Demicon this weekend!
Lots of music today. Lots of tired now ... two shows and stuff in the music circles too!

Afternoon Show
Circus Of Dreams
Call Me Home
Witch In Your Story
Hot McGonagall
Catnyp
Stream of Consciousness
Critters - w/ Justin & Beth!
Widows Garden - see above!
Snow White Red Road
Masters of Library Science

Masquerade
Masters of Library Science
Snow White Red Road
Hot McGonagall
Disenchanted
Witch In Your Story
Corvus

Circle
11 to 12
Don't Look Now
Calvin's Girl

We both think we're missing something in the lists. Anyone remember anything else not mentioned here?

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April 16th, 2015
12:07 pm

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We're going on the road!
One of the fun things about making music, you can combine vacations with something else you love! We get to go to a new con (for us) and then go see some relatives in various places! My brother lives in NC, we pass through WV where I was born, then on to the Indianapolis area, where Lizzie​ grew up. So ...

Our spring mini-tour has come together at last! Baltimore, Carrboro NC, Greenville IN, Champaign IL. I haven't made an event for Balticon, there is enough info out there about it. But the rest all have events. If you know anyone in any of the areas who you think may be interested, point them our way!

Balticon
May 22-25
balticon.org

Johnny's Gone Fishing
901 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
May 26 - 7pm
johnnysgonefishing.com
facebook.com/events/1432226123740846/

Strange Brew
Sugar Grove Shoppes, 4800 W Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142
May 29 - 5pm - 7pm
facebook.com/events/835880643114210/

House Concert in Champaign IL
May 30
facebook.com/events/757036717711612

If you are not on FB and want more information, let me know!

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April 6th, 2015
02:42 pm

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This Friday !!!
We are playing at
The Peoples Church of Chicago
941 W Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

At 7:30pm

This will be an all acoustic show, and Susan will be playing with us!

There is a FB event if you are on FB.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1547219698860236/

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March 7th, 2015
11:18 pm

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We are honored and amazed.
So, we got this email a week ago ...

I'm writing as the chair of Consonance, the SF Bay Area filk convention, to ask if Cheshire Moon would be our Guests of Honor in 2016. The provisional dates are March 4-6, 2016. We really hope you can come!

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February 15th, 2015
09:28 am

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Showtime!
It was a long show last night. Originally Susan was going to join us for a few songs at the end of the show. This got a little out of hand. Yeah, she played with us from Widows Garden to the end. It was amazing!

She and I have so much fun with Calvin's Girl, and the version last night was gorgeous! We're playing with her again in April at the 2nd Friday Coffeehouse, so come on out.

Circus Of Dreams (1st performance)
Call Me Home (1st performance)
Disenchanted
Witch In Your Story
Single White Monster
Don't Look Now (1st performance)
Hot McGonagall (1st performance on a Chicago stage)
11-12 (1st performance)
Navigator (1st performance)
Widows Garden
Calvin's Girl
Critters (Sparkle & Esler made an appearance)
Catnyp
Stream of Consciousness
If I Were The Rain
Snow White Red Road
Village By The Sea
Masters of Library Science
Corvus

So, what did you think of the new songs?

We didn't make it to circle either night, I have been too burned out. The last month has been hard. This makes me sad, playing in circle is one of my favorite things to do.

Off to a panel in a bit, then Toast & Jam. We're staying over tonight, didn't want to have to rush to get home today.

It's not quite been the weekend I wanted, I had to spend too much of it in downtime, but it's still be a marvelous time. And the show last night was a great way to come back after a break!

Thank you everyone for playing along with us last night, in the words of Lauren Bacall, it's better when you help.

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February 14th, 2015
12:40 pm

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4 years
This evening, it will be 4 years since I sang Lizzie a song I wrote, and only performed once. There are photos of this moment floating around. The song posed a question. The answer was yes.

Our life together is better and better all the time. My love for her grows in ways that I didn't think was possible. I have never been so closer to another person, I didn't think I was capable of such closeness.

I adore you my beautiful Lizzie Crowe​.

A Modest Proposal
Mae West said "Marriage is an institution"
She said she wasn't ready for an institution.
Many say I belong in an institution
which is why I wrote this song

Now my hands, they can't stop shaking
There must be something I can do to stop the shaking
I think I know how to stop the shaking
there's a question I have for you

I know you've been freting about this moment
I'm trying to make it an easy moment
Well, maybe not that easy of a moment
Cause this song's 29 verses long (hey it's filk)

I suppose I need to get to the point
Hey, what was the point?
I remember what was the point
I had a question for you

I wonder how long I could keep you waiting
A long time I could keep you waiting
I better not keep you waiting
before you beat me with a chair

I may have been less than truthful about 29 verses
There are really only 6 short verses
We've come to the last of the verses
And now my song is done

Because life could not better be
If you'd just marry me.

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February 4th, 2015
04:50 pm

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Shows Shows Shows !!!
We're getting this years schedule worked out slowly (if I can get a few emails answered). This is what we have so far ...

Capricon
Feb 12-15, 2015
7pm Saturday in River A&B
Just before the amazing Alexander James Adams !!!

Indiana Comic Con
Mar 13-15, 2015
We will be doing two shows, Saturday and Sunday! More information as we get it!
indianacomiccon.com/

PC Coffeehouse
April 10, 2015
7:30pm
peopleschurchchicago.org/jazz.htm

Demicon Lite - The Musical
May 28
Capes Kafe
with Bryan Baker, Ryan Morris and Orckes & Trolles

Spring Tour 2015 !!!
We have both ends worked out, now for that middle bit!

Balticon
May 22-25
balticon.org

TBA (answer emails already !!!)

House Concert in Champaign IL
May 30
facebook.com/events/757036717711612

June 13
Chocolaterie Stam
facebook.com/stamchocolatedesmoines

Musecon
August 7-9, 2015

August 15
Chocolaterie Stam
facebook.com/stamchocolatedesmoines

Chicago Pagan Pride
Sept 13, 2015

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January 25th, 2015
07:57 pm

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A new song!
Yeah, brand new !! We just finished it! We are still looking for the top of Lizzie's head, it's in the dining room somewhere!

http://youtu.be/TrulS7G4VyM

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January 18th, 2015
06:55 pm

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Getting ready
Ok, new songs that will be performed at the Cap show!
11 To 12
Don't Look Now
Navigator
Hot McGonagall (ok, not new, but not played at a Chicago show yet)

And maybe two more if we get them done!

Susan will be joining us for a few songs!

I will have some new toys with me!

Any requests? It's just a few weeks away!

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