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Weekend: Atlanta quarterly housefilk, college food

This past weekend was the Atlanta area housefilk, which very nearly snuck up on us, but we were reminded of it in time to make plans to attend, which was a goodness. Last year we decided to drop back to quarterly housefilks rather than monthly, in the hopes that people would make more of an effort to attend if they were held less often. So far, this plan has been working out quite well, as the last several have been very well attended. I didn’t make an official count, but there were at least 15 people gathered at Dave and Signe’s house to make some music.

I don’t recall all of what I played, but here’s a partial list:

Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner (Warren Zevon)
The Queen of Air and Darkness (Poul Andersen)
Sam’s Song (Zander Nyrond)
Follow That Road (Anne Hills)
Brain Damage (Pink Floyd)

We got to hear a couple of new songs from catsittingstill, which is always a treat, and Harry did a lovely Viking song that I’d not heard before. thatcrazycajun and singing_phoenix arrived just before we were leaving, so we didn’t get to hear either of them sing anything.

Sunday, I treated myself to a bit of imported nostalgia. The Taco Stand was already an institution in Athens when I moved there in 1989, and I had many a tasty meal there. It’s one of the places I’d make a point to visit when I was back in Athens since moving away 13 years ago. Saturday, while returning from picking up some things at the tailor’s, I spotted a Taco Stand sign in a shopping centre on Old Alabama Connector, so I stopped and asked them if they were connected to the ones in Athens. I was told they were, though this one was independently owned. Good enough for me. I took a menu with me and told them I’d return.

The Taco Stand is what I affectionately call “college food”. Cheap, abundant, simple, and very tasty if it’s the sort of thing you enjoy. It’s the sort of thing I enjoy. I had the deluxe burrito and a quesadilla, and kitanzi had the chicken tacos. It was a delightful meal.

All in all, a good weekend.

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6 Comments

  1. Stampin’ a big “Hell Yes!” on the T-stand! A big fave when I was in college and broke as heck. Yum! I love their chicken quesadillas with black olives and the beef burrito deluxez. Mmmmm sauce!

    Old Alabama Connector? Not sure where’n that is. They have one in ATL proper down off over where that forky thing is (Roswell Rd?) by the I-hop on Peachtree.

    • It’s on the corner of Old Alabama Connector and Mansell. If you get of 400 and head east on Mansell, past North Point Pkwy about 1/2-1 mile.

  2. Hi from Harry

    Hi Rob, this is Harry. I don’t use LJ for posting anymore (see http://www.theunlikelymage.com for that) but I’m glad you liked the song! It’s called “The Swan Road” by the late Mikal Hrafspa (MKA Michael Shew.)

    I really liked hearing you sing Follow That Road. Have you considered putting your cover of it up on Youtube?

    • Re: Hi from Harry

      Oh hai. And thanks for the attribution.

      Thank you. That song has a lot of meaning for me, which is why I learned to play it. I never have considered recording it, though I suppose I might sometime, if I can find a round tuit.

  3. Hugs to all of you. I was sooooo pissed to have to miss it, but had to fly out Sat morning for a conference in KS. But I consoled myself with an iPod of filk. 🙂

    Glad to hear it was well-attended and fun!

  4. I’m glad I was able to make it for a little while. Hopefully next time I won’t be overbooked.

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