Ellis Paul Postings

These are copies of messages EP posted to the EP Discussion Board (DB), on his blog (B), or as news (N) on his website.  Titles of entries are EP's exact spellings.

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January 19, 2009  Happy Obama Day (B)

EP comments regarding the inauguration of Barack Obama.

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September 2, 2008 Love the creativity on YouTube (B)

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July 9, 2008 A Letter From Ellis

EP announces record fundraiser.

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March 3, 2008 Change, Change, change, change, change... (B)

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October 2, 2007 Alaska, Kid's Album, XM the future, past, the present (B)

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September 26, 2007 The Dragonfly Races! (B)

Ellis' comments about the new childrens' album.

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April 7, 2007 Huckelberry Finn - Book Group Discussion (DB)

EP's comments re: the book.

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February 21, 2007 Babyville, VA. (B)

The birth of Sofi Rose.

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May 22, 2007 The Wonderful Wikipedia and Karen Z (DB)

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May 3, 2007 Thoughts on Virginia Tech (B)

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October 21, 2006 Consciously Playing Music for Friends (DB)

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October 21, 2006 Fanning Out on the Internet to Promote Essentials (DB)

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October 18, 2006 Collaboration with John Jennings (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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October 20, 2006 A Weekend to Remember (B)

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August 11, 2006 The true lyrics to "snow in Austin" and "if she's the one" (DB)

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October 8, 2006 Greetings from Utah (B)

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August 14, 2006 Gravity Lounge residency Series (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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August 2, 2006 Sports and Music, Drugs and Enhancers (B)

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July 13, 2006 The Final Standing Order for the Best of Recordings (B)

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September 25, 2006 Into the Wild - Book Group (DB)

EP's comments re: the book.

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June 20, 2006 the Discussion Board is down, we are working on a new one (B)

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May 30, 2006 back Home in Charlottesville after a whirlwind tour (B)

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April 16, 2006 Selecting songs for the "Best of" Recording (B)

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March 21, 2006 Favorite Songs Part One (B)

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March 5, 2006 Booth's Great Escape (B)

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February 12, 2006 The Long Ride Home to Presque Isle (B)

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January 26, 2006 A New Song Brewing (B)

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January 22, 2006 Five Straight Nights in Five Straight States (B)

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January 9, 2006 In search of the Florida Manatee (B)

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January 5, 2006 Clarity harmony vocals (DB)

Reply to question on discussion board.

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December 31, 2005 happy new year (B)

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December 23, 2005 Ron Mesh's New Year's Sangria Concoction (B)

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December 20, 2005 Song of the Week - Dec. 18, 2005 - Blacktop Train (DB)

EP's comments re: the song.

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December 6, 2005 The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas (B)

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November 23, 2005 A night in Salida, CO (B)

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November 15, 2005 Intelligent Design or bad idea? (B)

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October 29, 2005 What it takes to write a hit song (B)

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October 27, 2005 Children's Album (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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October 18, 2005 Creative Writing Degree (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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October 8, 2005 Pat Tillman Story (B)

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October 8, 2005 Merle Haggard on Songwriting (DB)

EP comments on songwriting inspiration.

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October 7, 2005 Lori McKenna on Oprah (DB)

Reply to a comment on the discussion board.

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September 27, 2005 Four most influential songs/artists (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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September 27, 2005 SHOW ON FRIDAY, SANDERS THEATER, CAMBRIDGE, MA (DB)

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September 23, 2005 Song of the week - Sept. 19, 2005 - Clock (DB)

EP's comments re: the song.

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September 23, 2005 Katrina (DB)

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September 23, 2005 3000 Miles (DB)

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September 7, 2005 Hurricane Katrina (DB)

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September 2, 2005 An all request set list? (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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Auguat 27, 2005 Question about "Jukebox on My grave" (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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August 25, 2005 Thanks Ellis... (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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August 25, 2005 Need some Clarity about, well, "Clarity" (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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August 25, 2005 What I am reading (DB)

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August 22, 2005 Dear Ellis -- (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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August 22, 2005 Folk singer International (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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August 22, 2005 Question for Ellis (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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August 22, 2005 What comes first (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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August 14, 2005 Who does Ellis listen to? (DB)

Reply to a question on the discussion board.

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March 25, 2005 American Jukebox Fables (DB)

EP's comments re: the new CD.

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July 18, 2004 The birth of Ella (B)

EP's account of the birth of his daughter on July 5, 2004.

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December 24, 2003 Merry Christmas and a story for you. (DB)

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November 27, 2003 Happy Thanksgiving (B)

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November 19, 2003 The World Ain't Slowing Down (DB)

Reply to question re: "drop of cold rain" or "tropical rain".

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November 13, 2003 A writing exercise (DB)

EP's comments re: developing a character like Jimmy Aberdeen; also a reply with an example for the exercise.

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November 11, 2003 The discussion code is finally broken (DB)

EP's comments re: Texas tour; new songs.

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October 20, 2003 Welcome to the new board (DB)

Comments about touring with Vance Gilbert; plans to revisit older songs.

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October 3, 2003 Music, artists, labels, Internet (DB)

EP's thoughts re: the recording industry.

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September 9, 2003 New Spam free Board will be coming soon -- (DB)

Plans for new password-protected discussion board.

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April 15, 2003 Pop ups and the song book (DB)

List of songs for the new CD; plans for a song book.

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April 13, 2003 Notes from the road 4-13-03 (DB)

Comments re: the CD with Vance Gilbert.

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February 17, 2003 The Woody Guthrie Tour (DB)

Comments about the "Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway" tribute tour.

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December 26, 2002 Happy Holidays (DB)

Snow in Maine.

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November 28, 2002 Happy thanksgiving (DB)

EP gets a dog.

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September 16, 2002 Song #4, If You Break Down (DB)

Includes lyrics.

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August 28, 2002 Song #3 on the new Speed of Trees is called "Eighteen" (DB)

Includes lyrics.

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August 5, 2002 Song #2 on the new album, Give In, Give Up (DB)

Includes lyrics.

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August 1, 2002 Maria's Beautiful Mess, the new CD (DB)

Includes lyrics; question re: origin of "dance like nobody's watching"; reply to KarenZ.

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July 29, 2002 A New Home in Maine (DB)

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July 22, 2002 Dave Carter's passing (DB)

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March 29, 2002 The First Day I Remember (DB)

Asks readers' of the board to post their earliest memories.

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March 24, 2002 New song lyrics, "If You Breakdown" (DB)

Includes lyrics to new song.

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March 12, 2002 Replies to two postings (DB)

Guitar chords for "Martyr's Lounge" and "Did Galileo Pray?".

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March 6, 2002 Folk Alliance, The New Book, Your Book choices, Life in General (DB)

A variety of comments.

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February 20, 2002 the book I'm reading, what are you reading? (DB)

Comments re: Michener's Chesapeake.

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February 16, 2002 notes from home, 2-16-02 (DB)

Comments re: forthcoming studio album.

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January 2, 2002 New Year's Greetings, Notes from Home 1-02-02 (DB)

Comments re: holiday trip to Paris.

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December 5, 2001 family, dna, or am I really a black man from Philadelphia? (DB)

Comments re: his family and Vance Gilbert; This entry was published in Notes From the Road book.

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November 23, 2001 Happy Thanksgiving 2001

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November 10, 2001 Notes from the road, 11-10-01 (DB)

Comments re: show in Blatimore with Vance Gilbert.

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November 2, 2001 The new Album is "Sweet Mistakes" (DB)

Song titles with annotations for the songs on the forthcoming new release.

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November 1, 2001 The up to date lyrics for "Give In, Give Up" (DB)

Revised lyrics.

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October 25, 2001 Notes from the road, a call for good ghost stories (DB)

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October 3, 2001 The beauty of amendment #1 (DB)

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October 2, 2001 Notes from Home Oct. 2nd 2001 (DB)

More comments re: the World Trade Center tragedy; fall tour with Susan Werner.

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September 12, 2001 A day of sadness, resolve (DB)

Comments re: the terrorist attack on the United States.

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September 3, 2001 Notes from home, 9-3-01 (DB)

A story about entering the ladies room by mistake.

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August 26, 2001 Notes from home, 8-26-01 (DB)

Thanks for the discussions on the board.

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July 28, 2001 Notes from the road, July 28th. Floyd, VA. (DB)

Comments about Floyd, VA.

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July 17, 2001 New Book Recommendations (DB)

Book recommendations posted on website.

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July 15, 2001 Notes from the Road (DB)

Writing from Okemah, OK (WoodyFest).

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July 2, 2001 June 30something, 2001, notes from the road: The Book, The Bsides, etc... (DB)

Ideas for the website.

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June 26, 2001 Follow up (DB)

Reply re: the B-sides album.

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June 21, 2001 Writing Experiment....6-21-01 (DB)

Writing exercise based on combining a movie and a number.

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June 21, 2001 Notes from the workshed, June 21st, 2001 (DB)

Soliciting suggestions for forthcoming B-sides album.

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June 15, 2001 Notes from the road (DB)

Lyrics to "Give In, Give Up, Get Ready For It".

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June 3, 2001 Seance at the Blackthorne Tavern, June 4th Notes from the road (DB)

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June 2, 2001 NOTES FROM THE ROAD/Home in this case (DB)

Comments about late-bloomers.

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May 25, 2001 Notes from the road, May 25th, 2001 (DB)

Writing from his folks' place in Machiasport, ME.

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May 13, 2001 Another think-Piece Question (DB)

Some favorite CDs.

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May 2, 2001 TEXAS, BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS (DB)

Comments about The Mucky Duck, Guy & Pipp Gillette (Camp Street Cafe), The Blue Door.

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April 18, 2001 Favorite Quotes About LOVE (DB)

Several of his favorites.

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April 16, 2001 FAVORITE QUOTES REGARDING ART (DB)

Two quotes from Henry Miller; one Zen Koan.

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April 12, 2001 posting favorite quotes (DB)

A few lines from Emily Dickinson.

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April 11, 2001 Notes from the road 4-11-01 (DB)

Revised lyrics to "Ballad of Chris McCandless".

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March 23, 2001 Notes from the Road, 3-23-01 (DB)

Spending a month in Washington, DC; Lincoln conspirators; lyrics to "Eighteen".

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February 28, 2001 Notes from home, 2-27-01 (DB)

Listening to live music in Cambridge clubs.

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February 20, 2001 A group writing exercise, birth of a story. Paragraph #1. (DB)

EP supplies the 1st paragraph of this group writing exercise.

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February 20, 2001 The Death of the Honda Civic, Notes from the road, 2-20-01 (DB)

After 188,000K miles, the Honda Civic meets its demise.

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February 6, 2001 La Vista Plantation speaks! 2-5-01 (DB)

This entry was published in Notes From the Road book.

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January 31, 2001 writing exercise on friendship, 1-30-01 (DB)

Tosses out 10-minute writing exercise; also follow-up reply dated 2-4-01 saying he's amazed at the replies.

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January 28, 2001 Ravenous creative chaos, 1-28-01 (DB)

Lyrics to "Ballad of Chris McCandless".

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January 21, 2001 3:00am mp3's, set lists, new songs (DB)

New songs; retired songs.

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December 17, 2000 Iron Horse Poetry (DB)

A person named Steele posts a poem for the "serenading soothsayer".

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December 17, 2000 December 16th, 2000 Club Passim (DB)

Thoughts about Club Passim.

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December 13, 2000 December 13, 2000 (DB)

Anniversary of John Lennon's death; lyrics to "Be (for Sadie)".

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December 6, 2000 Christmas/holiday greetings (DB)

Neighborhood of Medford, MA is decorated for Christmas.

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November 20, 2000 Thanksgiving and the Christmas tree (DB)

Cutting down the family Christmas tree with his father.

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November 01, 2000 The Strange but true story of Conversation with a Ghost Halloween Eve, 2000 (DB)

Ouija board story.

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October 27, 2000 Re: Critic: Carnival of Voices (DB)

Comments that CoV is his "reading" album.

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October 23, 2000 The Ghost of the Somerville Theater (DB)

A ghost story.

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October 18, 2000 HOME....Medford, MA. (DB)

Memories of tour....spawned by gift of "Hey Jude/Revolution" 45rpm record from Bill Eley.

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October 16, 2000 Re: Least Favorite Line (DB)

"I can't objectively sometimes tell whether or not a line is good or bad..."

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October 3, 2000 OKLAHOMA CITY (DB)

"We got red dirt on our feet and we are tracking the southern gospel across state lines."

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September 26, 2000 Re: for Ellis - how to keep learning (DB)

Comments that Van Gogh didn't start painting until he was 28.

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September 25, 2000 1:30am Port Charles, LA (DB)

Traveling in a van with Don Conoscenti and Christopher Williams; visiting Hank Williams' grave.

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September 19, 2000 ARLINGTON, VA. (DB)

"Bring your skin and bones out to a show and say 'hi'".

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September 15, 2000 Re: Guitar question for Ellis and other players (DB)

How to travel with a guitar.

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September 10, 2000 September 10th, 2000 Medford, MA (DB)

Start of fall tour with Don Conoscenti and Christopher Williams.

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September 6, 2000 September 6th, 2000 MEDFORD, MA (DB)

He's reading "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren; his cure for a cold.

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September 6, 2000 Re: touring dates in KY (DB)

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September 3, 2000 It's "THE INSIDE OF MY HEAD" (DB)

Confirms the Wilcox song with help from KZ.

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September 3, 2000 I can't recall (DB)

Unable to remember the name of a David Wilcox song on which he sang harmony.

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September 1, 2000 Sept 1st, MEDFORD, MA 2:10am (DB)

Upcoming tour with Don Conoscenti and Christopher Williams.

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August 29, 2000 August 29th, Los Angeles 1:30am (DB)

Jamming in LA with friends Vinx and Freddy after a show; lyrics to new song "Road Bound".

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August 29, 2000 Re: Question for Ellis regarding Abstractions (DB)

The importance of lyrics to a man with only an acoustic guitar.

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August 25, 2000 August 25, 2000 (DB)

Lyrics to "King of Bourbon Street" (which later became "New Orleans").

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August 23, 2000 August 23, 2000 (DB)

"Mountain lion daydreams" while visiting friends Mary Lou and Magnus Toren; lyrics to "Speed of Trees".

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August 22, 2000 RE: TABS for Angel in Manhattan, high string guitar secrets (DB)

Guitar string gauges and tunings.

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August 21, 2000 Ashes to Dust (DB)

Thanks to Robert Haigue and Will Ackerman.

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August 21, 2000 RE: color (DB)

Reply to question re: his favorite color (blue) with comment that he had a pair of green boots once "and loved them for many years".

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April 17, 2000 another hello (DB)

New laptop, shows at the Freight & Salvage and McCabes.

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January 25, 2000 FAN OUT, new cd, birthday greeting response (DB)

Invitation to join new fan-based group.

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