All gigs suspended
March 16, 2020 at 7:18 PM #82772
Well today was my last show for the seniors till further notice , So I guess I’m going to have a lot more practice time , I might turn into a Cricket and go stir crazy playing with myself ! oops that don’t sound quite right !March 16, 2020 at 8:17 PM #82774
Wow, are nursing homes have been closed to visitors for a while now. We’re now at the point where restaurants are also closed except for carry-out…I can’t remember if it was us or over across the river in Ohio that also closed gyms and movie theaters…I mean it’s all changing so fast…there ain’t no place to go…I’ve been practically a hermit for a while, home with Mike, the dogs, the plants and the Presonus, the fiddles and guitars, and the lone banjo and lone cello and such. So I’m not used to going places much anyhow.
I am pretty used to sticking around home a lot, but just as I was trying to get used to playing in the nursing home, they quit allowing anybody in. Our friend that works there, cleans there, and got us playing there, says that now she is carrying luggage with her to work, because if the threats get any worse from this virus going out of control, the workers will all have to go live-in there…not be allowed to come and go at all anymore, just stay all the time.
I heard this guy who raises his own beef say he was just finishing up the last of his two cows in the freezer, ran to Costco to buy some until he gets more ready, just to find that there ain’t no beef in the Costco…lousy timing on that one, for him.
Hopefully we’ll all get through it and starve this virus out before too much longer, although from what I’ve heard, doctors studying this thing believe the natural die off of this virus takes months.
March 16, 2020 at 11:11 PM #82777
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 1 day ago by cricket.
Cricket , other than playing for the seniors , I have been like a hermit for years now, So no big deal for me , I can not tell you when was the last time I went out to a movie or went out and paid to be entertained by someone besides myself , I have splurged about once a month to eat out with a friend and we go Dutch and pay for our own Ha ! the food I make at home is better anyways , Cause one thing my mom did for me is taught me how to cook and I like cooking , I tease my baby brother about cooking breakfast in the morning , about it taking to long to cook breakfast , sausage ,eggs, toast , and set preserves on the table and start to finish is less than 15 minutes ! These poor folks working and surviving from pay check to pay check are going to be in real trouble real soon , I am predicting that in one month the grocery stores will be full again as a lot of folks will not have the money to buy , sad ! Two weeks without work will make a lot of folks homeless and the need for food will out weigh the need to pay bills , so look out kids are going to be forced back to family ties , not necessarily a bad thing bringing people closer together which is Christian socialism helping each other !March 17, 2020 at 7:27 AM #82780
I hope our government will step in and help people. I saw where Mitt Romney, of all the seemingly unlikely people to suggest soemthing like this, thought the gov. should send adults 1,000 per month during the crisis….which is the “basic income” idea a lot of democratic socialist-minded people have proposed would cut bureaucracies that now burden our gov to help those in need…protect people who have no sick leave or vacation leave, and just be there for personal emergencies, etc. But our own gov here in KY has said the unemployment department is vamping up to hurry payments for anybody out of work over the policies in dealing with this virus…so…unemployment isn’t the same as your usual paycheck, but it’s something…I think they are not allowing utilities to be cut off during this time either. So…one thing is we seem to be dependent on what our local governors decide to do…would be good to see some national regulations hurry up and protect people from everything going on right now…hopefully that’ll happen soon.
March 17, 2020 at 8:34 AM #82783FrederickParticipant
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I’m of the opinion that these get-rich-off-someone-else’s-problems type people who are out there buying up all the toilet paper, sanitizers, vegetables, etc., etc, are treasonous to their fellow Americans. Disabled folks are having an awful time getting certain goods at every market they go to. The selfish among us are a disgrace. Who brought these people up to only think of themselves? I’m ashamed and embarrassed for them.March 17, 2020 at 10:14 AM #82784
I hope your right Cricket , but I don’t see Mitch McConnel helping poor folks in the senate he runs !
Fred it is bad , maybe we should all start using a bidet and stop using toilet paper all together , America does have a capitalist way of life that does not show any love for real Christian values as in the giving of the way Jesus showed us to do in his life’s work !March 17, 2020 at 1:09 PM #82791IcebikeParticipant
Interesting time. Most of my playing venues (2 senior homes, church choir) have been suspended, so there is lots of time to practice. The challenge is practicing what I need to improve, rather than just for fun.
The hoarding is everywhere and it is so sad to see. On the bright side, a lot of folks are coming together to find ways to support each other, the elderly, and to help local small businesses. Just need to focus on the positive. The days are finally getting a little warmer and there is a lot of open space here, so I can get out and walk or bike, and avoid the crowds. I am so happy to have music to help keep things in focus.
JoeMarch 17, 2020 at 1:45 PM #82792
It wasn’t that long ago that toilet paper was just a luxury for lots of us…lol…there’s junk mail, catalog pages, and best of all, leaves…as long as you know your poison ivy from the rest of it.
Well, but anyhow, Steve, you’re right that ol’ Mitch McConnell mainly just worries about keeping all the money for himself, and all throughout KY “ditch Mitch” is the cry…yet he keeps managing to get re-elected. However greedy and corrupt our politcal parties and politicans might be, I do hope this virus just rubs it into their faces that the lack of equality not only affects the poor, but eventually the rich too. Money is no good in times of shortage and all around ruins. I hope the lessons learned about how a thoughtful and civilized society takes care of its own affects everyone can be taken and applied to the way our country does things in the future. This is sorta like Noah’s flood…we all need to get onboard and start caring more about each other than the silly stuff we’ve invested so much in.March 18, 2020 at 3:02 PM #82811FrederickParticipant
I’m gonna sell Basswood leaves for 5 cents each. only five per customer at a time.March 19, 2020 at 5:22 PM #82827fiddlewoodParticipant
For those who get bored The Station Inn has been live streaming shows every night online. Watched some great musicians the last couple nights!
No crowd there…just band and sound/camera folks in the club. Owner is doing it to help out the pickers in lean times with so many show cancellations.
It is free…but you can donate to help out the out of work performers is you want to.
Tonight’s performance will have Maddie Denton playing fiddle.
Last night Doyle’s fiddler was on stage.March 19, 2020 at 6:33 PM #82828rodgerParticipant
Well, what’s the danger of catching the virus here on the forum? Do we have to stop checking in, or should I use sanitizer on my keyboard when I type? I’ve heard the internet is full of viruses…..March 19, 2020 at 6:44 PM #82829
Hey good one , but your right about viruses on line and worms and trojans and so forth and so on but we are safe hanging out here so pretend group hug everyone come one lets get close here on the forums , Ha !March 19, 2020 at 7:21 PM #82832John (BGD)Keymaster
Let me enourage you all to remain isolated for the next few weeks until the full force of this virus has been revealed. In the meantime, here is a link to an open letter to John Hess by Martin Luther, which I searched for and found after seeing a quote from the letter on FB today. This was written during a plague outbreak in Wittenberg. It is incredibly relevant considering the current COVID-19 crisis.
The letter to Hess begins on page 230 of this document.
Be safe, everyone!
“This message was certified virus-free by Bitdefender.”March 19, 2020 at 10:08 PM #82836
I’m glad you told us the page number…lol…that’s a lot of pages there. Interesting, but I’ll read it in the morning when my eyes aren’t sleepy.March 20, 2020 at 12:56 PM #82841rodgerParticipant
Wow, that is an amazing insight and relevant John. Thanks for finding that and posting it! They were dealing with a much more serious danger than we are also.
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