Hello Shared Weight community,
I’m sorry for the short notice, but I need to move the mailing lists to a different host this evening. There will be some down time between now and 10pm EST. No messages will be lost, though there may be duplicates in the digests.
I’ll send another email once the move is complete.
Nitty gritty details: AWS hosting looked like the right option, but their pricing structure is not clear. Turns out to cost nearly 2x what I had expected. I am moving us (back) to Linode, where we should have stayed all along. Better service, clear pricing, good support.
Hello fellow song organizer list members,
I’m reaching out on behalf of CDSS regarding two items that we hope may be
of interest to some of you.
*1. Are you offering any online events for traditional song (or
Many of you may know of this but in case you don't.... CDSS is maintaining
an extensive list of online events and we would be happy to include your
events as part of the list. Events can be free, by donation, or involve a
fee. Take a quick peek - there are jam sessions, online concerts,
workshops, sings, etc.
We’ve been sharing the event listing widely through our network and we
feature a handful of events each week through social media.
Check out the event listing here:
Submit an online event here:
*2. Do you know of great resources for children and parents who enjoy
traditional dance, music, and/or song?*
We would love to include them as part of the new Families section of our
Resource Portal which is officially launching this weekend. A few notes:
-These particular resources need to be free (or for sale in the CDSS
-If you’re not familiar with other sections of our Resource Portal, the
format of resources vary greatly (e.g., link to external website; online
video; audio clip; PDF of an activity).
-At this critical time of physical distancing, we're particularly looking
for resources that parents can access online. However, we welcome other
resources as well (e.g., lists of books they can find in their local
Check out the Families section here (in development):
Submit a resource here: https://www.cdss.org/share-your-resource
Writing from Ottawa, ON
Do you have any favorite songs to use to start a singing session? Or
techniques. I'm interested in the general topic of encouraging people to
sing (instead of sitting, silent and polite, with mouths firmly closed).
Any thoughts, please share, on or off list.
(ps -- not sure why the list address came up as "none" but I can't seem to
shake it. ???
Ridge Kennedy [Exit 145]
When you stumble, make it part of the dance.