Hey MassMouth Folks on FACEBOOK
Bunch of us are now on with a SHaring the Fire page for your Enjoyment! Doriah is your administator, our hats off to her.
My persona Willey Phinedit is having a ball there it is just his cup of Bea yah if you know what I mean.
Thanks Vernon - Here is an Irish version of Donkeys Ears!
Long long ago there lived in Leighlinbridge, Carlow a troubled king. This kings name was Labhraidh Loingseach. He had a terrible secret. He had the ears of a donkey!! To hide his awful secret, he let his hair grow very long.However, he had to get his hair cut every year. To keep his donkeys ears a secret he had the poor barber killed!!
One year, a widow's son was chosen to be the unfortunate barber.The boy's mother pleaded with the king for her son's life.The widow's tears melted the king's cruel heart. The king promised to save the boy's life if he kept the secret.
After the boy had cut the king's hair, he became very ill. His mother took him to a druid. He told the boy to tell his terrible secret to an oak tree .The boy did this and immediately felt better.
At the same time the King's musician was looking for a new harp. He went out and had a tree chopped down from which he made a new harp.That night, the king asked his musician or Bard as they were called to play on his new harp. The bard started to play but the song that came out was "Labhraidh Loingseach has donkey's ears!! Labhraidh Loingseach has donkeys ears!!" Now everyone knew his secret!! However the King stayed in power as everyone was too afraid of him. The good news though, was that no more barbers were killed!
Thank you so much both for coming out to Bull Feeney's and also for your kind note! I am so glad - and relieved! - that your cousins enjoyed the evening. It is certainly true that we need to do all we can to dispel the notion that storytelling is boring. Yow: Heaven forfend! My own mother, who has never heard me tell and sing, has more than once cautioned me against putting people to sleep. And I, a good daughter, simply thank her for her excellent advice and do my utmost to take it. (But I do smile to myself, thinking of the fun we have).
I hope to get back up to Portland before long and will look forwards to a chat, and also, I hope, the chance to hear some of your tales.
Thanks very much for your encouragement.
sending good wishes,
PS - Whenever I read your name, I think of that wonderful quote attributed to Michaelangelo at age 80: "I am still learning." Here's to that.
Thanks Bro for kind words about my story - life has handed me some GREAT material! LOL - I lived through it , might as well use it, no?
Andrea and I are having blast ! Vernon, why not start a Maine .ning? Why should we massholes have all the fun?
Can you "'splain me" about where to best post a discussion like the one on changing photos? I agree, it should be somewhere obvious. Thanks again,
Willy Phinedit - he is the Maine Guide!
"Top right of your My Page
There is a box that says hello, my friends, my settings.
At the bottom is a pop down box with an arrow that says
Scroll down to "Music" and follow the instructions.
Hey there, thanks again for your helpful advice, Vernon. I just uploaded 2 videos of myself telling onto my MassMouth page, along with a couple of descriptive comments. I really appreciate your suggestions, I need all the help and Learnin' I can get!!
Hi Vernon! I'm just back from Union, Maine, where the Family Watier has nothing but praise for you. I, too, salute your vigorous and intelligent work on behalf of Storytelling and Storytellers. I've really been enjoying reading your posts to the LANES listserve; I think you are right on concerning our use of technology to network, build audiences, and develop as performing artists. Please, tell on and continue to speak up and out just the way you do. You are a Voice of Reason and Clarity and Strength in challenging times. We need you!! And thanks for Friending me here on PS!
Hi Vernon, just saw your posting about Sandy Pond. That is my neck of the woods. Do you have a place to stay? I will try and make your event too. October is a great and busy time for us all.Look forward to seeing you , Andrea
Hi Vernon, Here's your personal invite , if you would like to come on.
Monday JUL 28th @ 8PM phone Conference and inaugural meeting of massmouth
Call 623-218-1092 then extension 187 (Mr. Conference )
Let us know who you are and where you are from when you come on.
Please read and comment on agenda here - even if you cannot
"attend" either meeting you can participate here http://massmouth.blogspot.com/
YOU MUST HAVE a gmail account to add to the comments section at this blog -
this is not our rule, it is just how these free services work.
1. talk about what we hope to do through massmouth
-- meet, perform, educate, tech support, mentor and?
2.talk about what is possible [ narrow it down?] how often to meet - logistics
like where to have next meeting, should we keep it ourselves or open it up
Set up a poll on blog
3. talk about interactive story idea [Storysport or Story and Improv] in a bar or cafe?
4. Set agenda and date for next meeting
http://norahdooley.blogspot.com/ Andrea and Norah
Vernon! Youse is not foolin' nobody! You know way more about this all the techno stuff than I do and if we lived in the same state we could light the whole damn forest on fire...to make a bad metaphor. Settling down a bit... Seroiusly,
you keep on leading and I'll keep on following you.
It was your stuff on youtube that inspired me to get my act together and buy a new computer so I could post too.
Ciao for now
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