Damn. Michael tells me that all of the music and poetry recorded from the Wyoming Retreat jam sessions last month, a weekend featuring:
Michael's “Love” his "How We All Are One." Kevin's John Denver covers Kev's "Indiana" my "Tunisian Blue" Scott reading Tennyson's "Ring Out, Wild Bells" my "On My Way" Michael's riff on Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are" his covering the Kingston Trio's "MTA," "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," and "Tom Dooley," as well as John Denver's "Country Roads," and then Jim Croce's "Time In A Bottle" and Denver's "Leaving On A Jet Plane" and "Annie's Song." the spontaneous jam "Dingo Dance," (which, honestly, probably saves me some dignity in being lost) U2's "Bad," Scott and Kevin doing Art Garfunkel's "New York" my covering U2's "Running To Stand Still" my "This Romance" and "Made In The U.S.A." Michael doing Billy Dean's version of "We Just Disagree" and Vince Gill's "I Still Believe In You" a touch of the Scorpions' "Rock You Like A Hurricane" Scott reading Tennyson's "Ulysses" my "Listen To You" Kevin covering Ellis Paul's "King of Seventh Avenue" Scott lauding beer from Houseman's "Poem 62" from A Shropshire Lad and reading Tennyson's "The Poet" and #50 from his "In Memoriam", my "Wish I May" and "The Right Dreams" Michael's "It's Only Me" and "Humility"
all vanished. Every single mp3 recorded from the sessions somehow deleted and unrecoverable from his laptop. It happens, even to a pro like him, but it completely and totally sucks. I was really looking forward to having a new spontaneous album of this sort: "warts and all." That's what makes these things fun.