Jolly good fun, free reeds
& a bottle, what?
Photo Essays of Squeeze-Ins Past
Just a sampling...click on the year or the pictures for the full collection for each year.....
These images are on Flickr and can be downloaded with this understanding
. For help downloading, read this
2014 ...this year, our 25th!, with some video clips! Page down to the bottom for them.
2010 ...the last year at Bucksteep..
pictures were taken without the express permissions of the people in
them, so I ask you to use them with restraint and due respect for their
Further, I ask that:
= you not use these pictures as part of manipulated art. Take the
whole image and credit me with copyright, don't drop it into a piece of
= if you use one of these pictures in a webpage, your Facebook page and
the like, that's OK, but be moderate in that use or use a URL
pointer. Please credit: Stewart Dean (c) 2015, imagovitae.org
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= Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions
Saturday night at the
Squeeze! The Concert!
Which show-cases everyone at all skill
and musical interests: from a kid
playing Clementine to Klezmer to a Telemann duet to self-composed rags
to a Broadway show-tune from 1901 (would you believe that's where "Yo
Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum" comes from?) to "Irish Eyes are
Shining" to folk songs from the 1500s to a Hurdy Gurdy to tangos
to........All it takes is a little bit of nerve......and the audience is very friendly
Concert Recordings are now in video, please see here for Concerts from 2018 on
Click on the image or year to get to the recordings
are presented here in WAV & highly compressed MP3 format for downloading and
playing over the Internet. CDs are no longer available.
Limericks & Haikus
inflicted on the audience during the Concert
Between acts at the Saturday night Concert, these charming verse forms (submitted by you, the squeezers of
NESI) are read by the M.C.
Reviews of Squeeze-Ins Past
memories, old friends, old times...and a great introduction to the fun
of the Squeeze-In. If you're new, you can see what the Squeeze-In is
like! Email us with any questions.........
We're always looking for some brave soul
(newcomers are often best for seeing the Squeeze-In with fresh eyses) to step up and review the next one!
NESI has two
Yahoo mailing lists, one for news and announcements
(Squeeze-In News), the other for everybody to talk about the Squeeze-In
(SI-Talk). Subscribe to both!
That way you get notifications from the organizers and also be able to
chat with your buddies, post tune arrangements you want to jam with and
ask questions of each other. In life after NESI, you can post
stuff you promised other people, like that collection of tangos and
plan for next year...........
Print these out and hand them out or post them everywhere...spread the
word. Available in four sizes from 4"x6" photo size to 20"x24"
Odds & Ends....
- The Button Box, which started the Squeeze-In in 1989, maintains an excellent links page to various resouces for free reed instruments and players
- The Wreck of the Nancy Lee....found on a playing card in a
bottle tossed up on Sandy Hook, discovered by Bob Beimers...double click on the image to see it full glorious detail!
I dunno what the mermiads use for shampoo, but it must be fantastic
stuff. To say nothing of their marine grade waterproof
My thanks to Neil Wayne of Free
Reed for the use of many gorgeous historical images from his archive