Paper and Pen—Open Page

UPDATE: I know that scrolling to the newest comments is a bit of a pain.   But reversing the order (so newest appear on top) makes hash out of replies.  I have broken the thread into sub-pages, so you won’t have to scroll too far.  I have also enabled ‘nesting’, for replies to comments right under them.  We’ll see how that works.

Note that you can always comment on Home Page posts, when relevant.  Just click on the headline, or the Comment link at the bottom of the post. /CL 27Feb15

This page, or series of pages, will be essentially an Open Thread, for Hillbilly at Harvard friends and neighbors.  Here’s a place for you to comment, suggest, request, opine, recollect, or just discuss the show and the music.

Why a new page?  The free WordPress does not allow the user to create posts on any pages except the Home Page (or equivalent).   So an Open Thread on the Home Page will eventually get pushed down by newer posts.  But I can allow comments on a new page (like the Country Calendar page).  With a lot of participation, it could get over-long, but then I can create a new Open Page (as I’ll call them), and keep the old one(s) for archival purposes.

Will this work?  It should, but we’ll see.  Comments will be of course be moderated, and seriously off-topic comments will be snipped, as will insults and vulgarity, though I don’t expect any here.

Have fun!  /CL 13Oct13

529 Responses to Paper and Pen—Open Page

  1. suchomimocity, I don’t play ‘blocks’ of songs, so perhaps it was part of the Hillbilly Jamboree that follows Hillbilly at Harvard. HAH airs from 9-11 AM these days; the undergraduates program the time thereafter.

    • Oops! I should have remembered. Thanks for the correction, and the link to the excellently detailed obituary. /CL

      • Actually, I made another mistake, identifying the Wheaton, Maryland country station as “WDLW,” which of course was the Waltham, Massachusetts station where I worked for a time (and helped change from kiddie rock to country). The Wheaton station, which played ‘Bringing Mary Home’, was WDON. It later became a Spanish station, with different call letters, though oddly through various permutations ‘WDON’ is now back, though still Spanish.

        WDLW, named as I recall for its Chicago owner’s girlfriend, later became WRCA, now based in Watertown carrying financial news. /CL

    • Steve Bartlett says:

      Stacy did have a sense of humor. I think. The next to last time he was at the Joe Val festival he did a Friday Dobro clinic. I had arranged with him for a private Dobro lesson after the clinic had finished.

      I played Flatt Lonesome for Stacy, and when I got to that peculiar backward roll over two frets with three strings, which puts the middle string between frets, he said, “Aaaah!”

      Back to the sense of humor. We finished and I was paying him his small fee. “Do you prefer cash or check?”

      “Cash. It’s already been laundered.”

  2. Steve Bartlett says:

    Happily, it was definitely approval, said with a smile.

  3. Larry Simonson says:

    CL, Just wanted you know that I enjoy HAH nearly every Saturday morning and have for many years. I appreciate all the effort you must put in and hope you keep it going for many more years. One time several years ago you played my “Minor Turbulence” from a Pine Hill Rambler CD and that was a nice surprise. Thanks

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