Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Blackcat2 To patronise. A discussion. (25) RE: To patronise. A discussion. 14 Feb 00

Greetings all

One of the great things about the patronage system of old, is that the music was more likely to be saved and passed down through history, because oft times it was more than just oral. The patron wanted "hard copy" of the music - many times because the original composer wasn't the only person who would perform the piece(s).

It would be neat to see if this system could be revived. (not just corporate sponsorship, but with actual individuals. I can see it now where artists (visual as well as audible) can go to match their styles/subjects with interested patrons. There could be a "Patronizing Game" - like the Dating Game on TV, "Patron Personals" in the classifieds (i.e. "Patron looking for music writer - folk/Celtic style, humorous but not bawdy/ to write song on the foibles of love between teens in County Cork. Fee - negotiable.")

Sounds like a plan to me. It could be an off-shoot of the Mudcat. (Not that I'm in any way asking Max to do more work).

pax yall

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.