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Free Raisins Videos

November 18th, 2012
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The Free Raisins played the Scout House on Thursday and Frank took videos. He got his camera set up on the fireplace partway through on the third set of the evening, and recorded all the dances after that. The sound is from a recorder he put on the stage in front of us, which means it picked up very little of the caller or dancers and a lot of the band talking to each other. It's kind of weird to me to hear how much verbal planning and organization we do during the dance. [1]

I didn't ask for enough mandolin during sound check, and by the time I realized there wasn't enough and asked for more I had been overplaying and tired myself out a lot.


[1] Transcript, from a dance picked at random:

Linda
This dance is called "llama-llama-ding-dong".
Amy
What are we doing?
Jeff
Uh, Grease.
Amy
Grease
Jeff
So: Gaspe, Evil Diane, Grease, Evil Diane with 'F's and Trumpet.
Audrey
Gaspe is in 'D'. 'D', 'D', 'D'.
Jeff
'D', 'A', 'D'
Linda
Here we go!
Jeff
Ok.
[dance starts, piano is in 'A']
Jeff
'D'!
[piano is in 'D']
Jeff
Next time me [on melody], then trading phrases. Because Amy really wanted that.
Jeff
Me first.
Jeff
One more [time through this tune]? One more.
Jeff
Moving on. Key of 'A'. Remember to resolve.
Jeff
Key of 'A'. [band changes tunes]
Jeff
Next time? Vamp?
Amy
This one?
Jeff
No, next one?
Jeff
Vamp.
Jeff
Just me and Amy. [Audrey drops out, Jeff starts Summer Nights with Amy]
Jeff
Ready for trading [phrases].
Linda
[realizes what we're playing, laughs thoroughly]
Linda
Three more ok?
Jeff
Three more, going back. [Switch back to Evil Diane.]
Amy
Two more [Jeff starts on trumpet.]
Amy
'F's!
Amy
One more!
Amy
Cheesy! [band plays cheesy ending]
Audrey
Oh my God, [the trumpet] was in the monitors. You were *so* loud!

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