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Thursday, May 13, 2021

 Marilyn writes:

This past weekend, I went to Levons Barn, down in Woodstock. A magical place. Here are some of the thoughts I had after:

Being at Levon's is like being at church... a church I BELIEVE in. I believe in the music. I believe in people who make music. I believe in the power of song to lift people higher, make them FEEL, bring them together. I believe in MUSIC!  And being at Levon's place there in Woodstock, with all the musical history, is like worship. Has there ever been a time that music was as universally revered as when my heroes, like Levon and the rest of the band, were beginning to write and play??

Music is a healing force. We know that as a fact. It heals, it cures, it brings good feeling and explains the bad. It is part of the human soul to make music, right along with the birds that sing and the bugs that chirp. Music is a force of the world and I love it.



Be safe folks!


Saturday, May 22


 RnM @ Delmar Farmer’s Market

Saturday, May 29


 RnM @ Emack & Bolio's

Sunday, May 30


 RnM @ Sabba Vineyards

Friday, June 4


 RnM @ Hudson Brewing

Saturday, June 19


 RnM @ Philmont Pub

Wednesday, June 30


 RnM @ Coburg Village

Sunday, July 11


 RnM @ Hometown Diner

Saturday, July 24


 RnM @ Hudson Farmer’s Market

Saturday, August 14


 RnM @ 20 Main

Friday, August 27


 RnM @ Sheffield Farmer’s Market

Saturday, August 28


 RnM @ Emack & Bolio's

Friday, September 24, 2021


 RnM @ Emack & Bolio's

Saturday, October 2, 2021


 RnM @ Delmar Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 9, 2021


 RnM @ Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market

Friday, October 29, 2021


 RnM @ Emack & Bolio's

Monday, February 1, 2021

Stripes and Stars

January 6, 2021.  Armed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol in Washington D.C.

We watched it on the internet or on TV, just like 9/11.  It seemed unreal, just like 9/11. 

We saw the confederate flag waving in the capital of our nation, alongside Old Glory.  A previously defeated flag, which stands for beliefs that are counter to the ideal of our nation regarding liberty and justice for ALL. That disturbed me, and I hope it disturbed you. 

So, I have a copy of the Constitution of the United States, and I actually READ it. I had been aware of comments about the idea that our Founding Fathers were slave owners and that parts of the Constitution were based on the idea that liberty and justice for ALL meant just white men.  But that is NOT what I read. Granted, it took some years to include people of color and women, but they are there and presented as equal. Ideas that are progressive and that we can be proud of, are THERE. 

And I started thinking that the red, white, and blue flag stands for that. Yeah, it gets flown a lot around war activities, too. But right now, I am just thinking about that flag as a symbol of the ideas of democracy, freedom, and justice that our republic is built on. No, we are not THERE yet, but this nation is rooted in these ideas, and still moving forward. We have to and can realize them more fully.

So, I wrote a song about it. And here it is, performed by Rick and Marilyn....