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just john Portable Mudcat? (Database on a CD-r) (24) RE: Portable Mudcat? (Database on a CD-r) 18 Jan 05

How can one not like Irish?

(Okay, I'll admit I love Elvis Costello's comment about RiverDance: "Just what the world needs now, a triumph of the Celtic will.")

As I've said right from the start, this is just a fantasy for me, and discovering the DT database (and others like it) has surprised me with how near an existing application for Windows (and maybe Mac -- haven't tried it yet) has come to it. It looks like all one needs is a SongWright -> ABC conversion and suddenly a LOT of public domain software will be able to handle it. (Handle an ABC version of each song in the database, that is.)

As far as printing, etc.? Nah. I just wanna make .osi files and find a place to store them on the WWW. It'd be up to everybody else to download, burn and distribute.

WYSIWYG: I'm in Poughkeepsie, New York. I've been working up to a generic "wanna jam?" inquiry for here, but first I have to read all the relevant threads to find out what people here consider "folk music" and, more to the point, what instruments they consider as proper to play it on. THEN I might have the nerve to ask if anybody's local enough and patient enough to consider having me play electronic bongos with them. (Actually, it's a sophisticated device with amazing options, but I tend to play it as "electronic bongos.")

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