Mudcat Café message #54595 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8715   Message #54595
Posted By: Alice
17-Jan-99 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat's Future
Subject: RE: Mudcat's Future
Roger, your point reminds me of an earlier discussion about song circles and hootenannies that outgrew the intimate community feeling that comes from a small, manageable group. If the Mudcat were to be flooded by hundreds of hits a day asking for the same short list of lyrics, it would be a shame. Having the in-depth discussions of music, history, and experiences that we have shared has been the best part of the internet for me. If the discussion threads became overwhelmed by too much transient traffic just asking for lyrics that are already in the DT, that would be a sad result of popularity.

Remember LaMarca? (Whatever happened to LaMarca, last post in April 98?) It would be a shame to discourage questions, because we always seem to be able to either ignore or make something fun out of any topic. LaMarca was always quick to point out when a lyric request wasn't folk or blues related (pop/rock songs). I like this quote from LaMarca, from the thread topic 'What is a Folk Song?'

"I may be a Purist Snob, but I'm a flexible Purist Snob if it helps make traditional music more available!"