Mudcat Café message #1843955 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94811   Message #1843955
Posted By: BlueSage
26-Sep-06 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Subject: RE: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
For those of you not familiar with Patrick, you should know that he actually has a lot of helpful insights sandwiched in between the inflammatory remarks in his posts. Pat has devoted much of his life to helping the music community with free on-line instructional materials but he does tend to be an absolutist; everything is black and white for Pat.

Read his posts, take the good and leave the rest. You won't change his mind by trying to reason with him.

Pat and I disagree on subjects like teaching as a profession (my students would kill me if I quite teaching and took a different day job), but I do agree with many of his ideas.

You have to admit, he does get the dialog flowing in a passionate manner whenever he posts to a thread...

Mike Iverson