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Wow. I am so bummed I am missing this year. I just got back from Beirut dropping my youngest off at the Lebanese American University where he begins his college adventure.
I hope everyone has a smashing time! I'll have to catch up w/ the Walker Bros & spouses later
Peace and looping

> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 03:16:18 -0700
> From: looppool@cruzio.com
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Y2K-X BEGINS
> After an incredibly exhausting and exhilirating day,
> all the loopers are finally in bed asleep.
> They came as early as 1 o'clock (Randolf Ariola from Singapore)
> and as late as 1 a.m. (Leander Reininghaus from Berlin).
> All day long we've had wonderful stimulating conversations punctuated
> by the constant stream (on the average of one every 10 or 15 mintues)
> of small fires that I needed to put out.
> Chris and Nancy and Bill and I worked all day to make sure everyone
> was comfortable and there is now a tiny global village in my neighborhood.
> Two loopers will sleep across the street; two at the house next door,
> eleven in the empty house that my gracious and generous neighbor, Mark
> Riley donated
> (he got married to a woman in the neighborhood, moved in with her and
> his old house
> is completely empty). Thirteen people are sleeping at our compound
> (eleven of them loopers)
> I went and bought 5 sleeping bags and 11 air mattresses to augment the huge
> amount of sleeping bags and mattresses lent us by friends, family and
> neighbors.
> Our washing machine died on us day before yesterday and we now have a brand
> new one winging it's way to us tomorrow (of course, delivery is just as
> all ten loopers
> get ready for their trip to the first San Jose concert and Bill and I
> prepare for our
> 15th anniversary of the 1st digital live looping monthly series
> performance at
> Mobo Sushi..........a venue that hasn't had live music in ten years but
> which is opening
> it's doors up to this historic occasion.
> I'm so buzzed that I can't sleep but the house is so full of sleeping
> people
> that I have to be really careful not to disturb anyone.
> Tomorrow it begins...............the 10th Anniversary of this wonderful
> festival.
> Mark Thorton (aka Arkmay) is here doing a documentary film on the whole
> weeks'
> proceedings and I'm very excited.
> Tomorrow I actually may have a half an hour to try and get some kind of
> performance together.
> There's been no time to think music until right now.
> Awesome!!!!!!! Everyone's here!!!!!