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Friday, May 26, 2006

Congrats to my friend John de Roo (2nd from left, almost 25 years ago) for winning Honorable Mention in the 2006 Telluride Troubadour contest. I’ve been an ardent fan of his songs for 26 or 27 years now, and his singing and guitar and harmonica playing for longer.

(I’ve posted this pic before; gotta find another one from Back Then. I’m on the right, regular Turtletop correspondent Jay Sherman-Godfrey, a/k/a JSG, is between us; ace drummer and occasional Turtletop correspondent Dave Lewis on the left. Our first gigs -- 9th grade for all of us but Jay, who was in 8th -- were in 1978. Our first bar gig was 1981; we lied about our age. A bunch of our friends snuck in somehow too. Funny -- now I don't remember how we got into songwriting, what our first originals were. I do remember that I didn't write any worth remembering until senior year -- John & Jay wrote good ones earlier.)

hey john,
thanks for the notice.
my sister took some great photos of us Rossums at The Loft in downtown Kazoo. i have them somewhere.
hope to talk to you soon.
john d.
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