?

Log in

No account? Create an account
It was interesting - Eric's House Of Ego
February 29th, 2012
08:13 am

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
It was interesting
I took a look at Craigslist last week, as I do occasionally. I read the instrument sales, the musicians section and occasionally the personals, just to make me miss the Reader even more (not one as amusing as the least amusing personal ad I ever read in the Reader).

I see this ... "Fiddler looking for group". I have seen a couple of these here and there over the last few years, usually looking for a bluegrass or similarly old-timey sort of band.

The ad, in part, reads ... "I'm a fiddler, singer and songwriter. I've played pretty much everything a fiddle might fit in: Celtic, Klezmer, Modern Folk, Goth, Folk Metal, Punk Folk, Old-timey, Bluegrass, Classical."

Lizzie is on chat, I ask if I should email this person, knowing full well what the answer would be.

The fiddler responds in an hour or so, we talk back and forth a bit, she listens to some of the tracks on the website and says that she thinks she can add something to our music.

We got together last night, the first thing I notice is that she is wearing a con shirt. We establish that ... well ... we know a lot of the same people. She was on a songwriting panel with S00j at Arisia last year!

So yeah, a Geek Fiddler. She is, from what she said, on FB, but I haven't tracked her down yet, But anyway, welcome Susan, she'll be playing with us at the S00j house concert.

Tags: ,

(27 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:polyfrog
Date:February 29th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Of course she's a geek. "looking for group" is a pretty common thing for a geek to post.

Usually at the game store, but still....
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:February 29th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
(Link)
She writes Larps ...
[User Picture]
From:polyfrog
Date:February 29th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
(Link)
See? SEE?! I told you!
[User Picture]
From:emp42ress
Date:February 29th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Glad someone caught the reference. It was meant as a tip-off to anyone who caught it.
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:February 29th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I didn't get it ... but that's typical of me
[User Picture]
From:blackpaladin
Date:February 29th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Susan Weiner, former fiddler for Stranger Ways before accepting a post-doctoral position at U. of Iowa. (Why yes, I did some digging. It was Arisia 2010, by the way. :) ) Listening to some of the online tracks from their first album, yeah, she sounds like she'll be a good match for Cheshire Moon.
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:February 29th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Iowa State actually, U of Iowa is in Iowa City.

We had a really good time last night, I am hoping for wonderful things.
[User Picture]
From:blackpaladin
Date:February 29th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Fair enough. The page on their site that talks about her going-away party said University of Iowa. :)

And yes, pre-existing context (with a presumably positive impression) is never a bad thing.
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:February 29th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
(Link)
We are looking to do more than con shows with Cheshire Moon, but anyone who is going to play with us on a regular basis needs to understand. Which is why she wore the con shirt last night, to make it clear right away.
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:February 29th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Plus the whole bonus of not having to explain that whole "cons" and "filk" thing to someone.
[User Picture]
From:maverick_weirdo
Date:February 29th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)

Oh good Susan found you guys

(Link)
I knew it was just a matter of time

And my world continues to get smaller
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:February 29th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh good Susan found you guys

(Link)
She lives two blocks away ... no really.
[User Picture]
From:maverick_weirdo
Date:February 29th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh good Susan found you guys

(Link)
Lol, that part I didn't know. Unreal.
[User Picture]
From:lizziecrowe
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh good Susan found you guys

(Link)
She's lovely and I think we may have a gaming person now as well. I wonder what she plays but since she does write LARPs, it's a possibility. :)
[User Picture]
From:maverick_weirdo
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh good Susan found you guys

(Link)
I first met her at a LARP (Marlowe 2020)

I have gamed with her multiple times, but she much prefers theatrical larps to boardgames or card games. I seem to remember her liking Apples to Apples, Dixit, and definitely Encore.
[User Picture]
From:emp42ress
Date:February 29th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh good Susan found you guys

(Link)
I write LARP, I play in the local LARP group, I like strategy boardgames and the like. I like tabletop, but it hasn't been a priority in recent years and I haven't had a regular group in quite some time.
[User Picture]
From:persis
Date:February 29th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Of course, it's Susan... :-) SO great that you guys have connected.
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
(Link)
It's going to be fun.
[User Picture]
From:ladymondegreen
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
(Link)
This amuses me so much. It is perhaps proof that the brain eater -- the phenomenon by which all science fictional worlds eventually get crossed over with each other -- applies to fandom too.
[User Picture]
From:sexybass
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Hey welcome Susan! Now you just need to get her at Con and meet Amy.
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Traveling will be tricky for her, she's doing Post Doc work at the University, but we'll get her out there.
[User Picture]
From:lizziecrowe
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
(Link)
We're hoping to do just that. Minicon can't happen because it's easter weekend, but we're trying. Maybe this summer if she isn't teaching on campus.
[User Picture]
From:maverick_weirdo
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
(Link)
There is always Chicon
[User Picture]
From:lizziecrowe
Date:February 29th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
(Link)
as well as MuseCon!
[User Picture]
From:emp42ress
Date:February 29th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Normally Easter weekend would be no problem, but this year Seder happens to fall on the Friday of the con, and that's just not happening.
[User Picture]
From:lizziecrowe
Date:February 29th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
(Link)
That's totally understandable, hon. but you have to meet an Amy. It's become a moral imperative.
[User Picture]
From:tollers
Date:March 1st, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
(Link)
Capricon. (And yes, she should meet Amy before then, but just think what fun w/ could have if we had Amy, Susan and if we could entice Andy A into attending again. The Sunday jam would be stellar!)
Eric Coleman, Curmudgeon Powered by LiveJournal.com