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Subject: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 May 01 - 03:14 PM

Before we start a Permathread on the various ways you can help support Mudcat, I thought we would be better off to continue this "Pledge Drive" on a separate thread. The original thread is located HERE-"Will Mudcat Survive" Take a minute and read through it.

SOME IMPORTANT POINTS FROM THE OTHER THREAD---You are not required in any way to pledge anything! There is no membership fee at the 'Cat and there never should be. Otherwise we would not serve our purpose and visitors wouldn't be asking for help...and often becoming members in the process. Membership is FREE!

But Max supports this site out of his own pocket and though some of us kick in some money now and then, it doesn't cover the cost. As you can read in the other thread in Max's message, were Mudcat to stand alone, it would cost about $400.00 per month. Mudcat gets a percentage of everything sold at it's sponsor sites IF we use the "Support the Mudcat" logo to access them.....that's the catfish jumping out of the banjo at the top of the page...just click it. Sandy Paton at Folk Legacy and Dick Greenhaus at Camsco also participate. This all adds up but it should be the icing on the cake. To be sure the cake is here to ice, we need a guaranteed $400/month to Max.

People need to understand, that while water itself is free, we still have to pay for the sanitation and the plumbing to put it into our taps. It is ludicrous that Max should have to bankrupt himself for an ideal that so many, many people are sharing in and deriving pleasure from. Time to ante up.

Do you need to pledge? Of course not. However, if you can see your way clear to come up with One dollar a month........Three dollars a month........Five, Ten, Fifteen, or Twenty a month....PLEDGE THAT YOU WILL SEND THAT AMOUNT TO MUDCAT CENTRAL!!! You can pay monthly, quarterly,annually....JUST MAKE THE PLEDGE AND FOLLOW THROUGH!!!!!

I have had a number of PM's from 'Catters saying they will pledge but don't want the dollar amount or perhaps their names made public.....That's just fine!!! for some of you, you may want to just post to this thread with $$$ signs only. The amount is between you and Max. JUST MAKE THE PLEDGE!!!!!!!! We're tired of the bi-monthly things to score a few bucks....I think we're all tired of that..........SO LET'S JUST DO IT!!!! Make a pledge of any amount per month (others already have....see the other thread)be it from One to Twenty per month....or even more if you actually have it. Let's just make this a one-time thing (until nest year) and we will all know the 'Cat will be available and free for all to use.

So let's cough it up......get the gelt to Mudcat!!! Plus, you'll feel good for doing it!

PLEDGING TO MUDCAT IS LIKE PISSING IN VELVET UNDERWEAR............YOU GET A WARM, FUZZY, FEELING!!!

And now back to our big feature, "The Virtues of Blowing Up A Possum's Ass."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 May 01 - 03:23 PM

Mmm, velvet underwear!

(hee hee, I typed "p")
Anyway, I'll pledge to continue my support, and attempt to increase it to boot!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 May 01 - 03:28 PM

Some questions have come up regarding payment procedures from overseas or on-line accounts and the secure server. We'll work them all out and post the info and PM it als if needed.

MAKE YOU PLEDGE AND WE"LL WORK IT OUT!

If you're comfortable with giving a dollar figure, please do so and don't be embarassed at a dolla am month! It's all important!!! It all adds up. If not, just the $ will do.

AT THIS POINT I FIGURE WITH THE PM'S AND ALL WE SHOULD BE UP TO $1800.00!!!!!!!! FAR OUT HUH????

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 01 - 03:35 PM

Well, geez, Spaw, I was gonna use that plumbing analogy from a generous anonymous Mudcatter who wants to keep it private, BUT ya beat me to it! Good thing though.

Now, where do you send your checks/cheques?:

Mudcat Cafe
5 West Gay Street, Suite A
West Chester, PA 19389 USA

OR,

Click on the fish jumping outta the banjo and scroll down for a link to the Secure Server.

OR,

Call Max at 610.738.9050

And, THANKS!! Now...watch this next program...you'll want to be sure to order your own video of....The Strange Case of the Albert Hansell, Steamship OR Spaceship?!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 01 - 03:47 PM

To answer Jande's question about a Mudcat account to have direct deposits go in from our own online accounts. From my experience, one doesn't need a specific account at Mudcat to deposit to. If you look at my posting about online banking in the other thread, I explain how you can just go to your online banking service and put Mudcat in as a Payee, then set the amount and frequency of payments and your bank will automatically send out a check to Mudcat at those times your indicate, in the amount you tell them. You just have to remember to deduct it every month from your bank account!:-)

Hope that helps,

kat


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 01 - 03:55 PM

Amergin just had a great suggestion...besides this pledging of consistent donations, we can also think about offering something, like PBS does, for certain amounts, i.e. a cap for $15, mug for $10...NOW, I realise we don't all have caps and mugs, BUT as individuals we do have other things, like CDS, etc. so....as another way to bring in more icing, let's think about this, too, without taking away from this BLAST FOR CASH at the moment.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: DougR
Date: 19 May 01 - 04:08 PM

I just want to add my 2 cents to what Spaw and kat have said.

The amount you pledge or send in a lump sum is of no interest to anyone. If you agree that you derive a lot of pleasure, and learn a lot by usinging the Mudcat, you owe it to yourself to support it.

This isn't a campaign started by Max. It was started by some members that responded to a thread that was posed, I believe (and forgive me if I'm wrong) by Lonesome E. J.

He had heard Max utter an aside that because his business was not doing well, it might be difficult to keep the Mudcat going. All of the background is covered in that thread, and I won't repeat it here.

The amount required to ensure Mudcat's continued existence is very modest when you think about it. We only have to raise $4,800 and if a majority of mudcatters respond, it won't require a burdensome donation on any one person's part.

Pledge today, will you? Or send Max a check at the address listed in kat's posting above.

Thanks!

DougR


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: DougR
Date: 19 May 01 - 04:15 PM

One last comment: when we have reached our $4,800 goal, this thread can disappear (and all like it), and you won't see it again until this time next year!

dougR


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 May 01 - 04:16 PM


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: IvanB
Date: 19 May 01 - 04:18 PM

OK, sign me up for $10/month, payable quarterly. I've just asked for my online banking service to add Mudcat as a payee and will transmit my 1st quarter payment as soon as that happens (or will snail mail a check if there's any snafu). Thanks, Max for Mudcat and thanks to the pledge drive organizers for keeping this in front of us in a much less intrusive way than my local NPR station.

And, 'Spaw, the 'permathread' thing to keep the support options in front of us is a great idea too. Although I was aware of the option to click on various sales sites through Mudcat (and have done so on numerous occasions) I was unaware of Bron's CD until now. It's be good to know of ways we can support Mudcat and feed our habit as well.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 19 May 01 - 04:28 PM

That's a good idea, Doug. Barring any unforeseen emergencies, maybe May 15 could be the annual pledge reminder date for the coming year.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: DougR
Date: 19 May 01 - 05:19 PM

Great, IvanB, thanks for helping!

DougR


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: gnu
Date: 19 May 01 - 05:48 PM

Peaked caps. YEAH BABY !!!! All us bald guys need peaked caps. GOTTA HAVE ONE !!! I was going to order some Tshirts, but if baseball type caps are on the way, hold the phone !!!

As well, if Max can somehow set it up, or one of the Canucks can, A.J.M. Headwear of Canada makes excellet hats. I use their hats for my company and get a local company to silk screen them. Perhaps one of the Canucks of good standing can offer them within Canada so we don't have to fiddle with all the extra charges, duty and BS ?

I'm going to try to quiet down now, and go back to my usual, reserved self. It's not too good when gnus get excited, especially after imbibing too many brews while watching Team Canada trounce the Eagles 19 to 10 in the Pan-Ameriacn Rugby Championships. Paraguay is next !

I'm in for my pledge, a calendar ( even though I THINK it gets delivered as an email file which I have to print out on my crappy, six year old printer, right ? .. never really understood how it worked ) a tee shirt, and at least several caps - if we can work out this Canadian "contribution" to the effort.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Jande
Date: 19 May 01 - 06:21 PM

TO MORTICIA AND JANDE.........I WILL GET THE INFO YOU NEED AND HAVE MAX DIRECTLY POST IT ALSO!!! It may be a day or two, but we appreciate it......and you appreciate it as well........We're all in this one together.

Thanks, SPAW!

My partner and I are just figuring out what we can afford. We had planned to review our finances this weekend anyway, so this is good timing...

~ Jande


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 01 - 06:39 PM

Down, Gnu, Down, boy'o! **BG** No hats, at this point. Just cash...yours and anyone else's! Good suggestions, but for later on, that icing on the cake Spaw mentioned awhile back. Please don't hesitate to get a calendar AND a T-shirt, AND Bron's CD....call Max, he can work it out with Canajun francs or whatever you have up thar!**BG**

(We've talked hats before...but don't think we ever did them, so really, after we get the $4,800...I think it'd be neat if we could work on things like that, too.)

LOVE THAT ENTHUSIASM!!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Morticia
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:04 PM

I will also pledge our seedy,' Live at the Kitchen Table' , all proceeds to Max.....and I will pay postage....$10 0r £5.00, well worth it for the laugh, promise!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: gnu
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:11 PM

Wait now.... Morticia.... what is this "Live at the Kitchen Table" ?


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Morticia
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:14 PM

It's the seedy I have recorded with my accomplice...ooops..I mean partner.........it's quite nice, ask Kat, she has a copy.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: gnu
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:16 PM

So .... ignore my PM.... I can order this from Max when I send him my life savings ?


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: gnu
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:23 PM

OH... for the auction, right ? Think I'd better slow down on the brewskies and get ready for my session.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:25 PM

Dear Mudcat,
Thank you! After watching your special "The Mating Habits Of Geriatric Folkies", I made an appointment with my doctor, joined a health club, and began a Guinness free diet. I have already lost 5# and most of the more embarrassing side effects of the Guinness.
Please accept my monthly pledge ($$$) as a token of my gratitude.
SINSULL soon to be svelte.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: GUEST,lloyd62
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:44 PM

Max, With this bunch helping, lots of luck? Count me in on helping. I peek in every night, so it is time for me to pay the piper. Thanks for Mudcat.

Lloyd 62


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: DonMeixner
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:44 PM

I'llbe more than glad to send more jewelry to the auction. Total proceeds gfo to the Cat. Something different this time in the way of a bracelet.

Don


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:46 PM

Wha-HOO, Sins!! Way to go!! There ya have it phoaks, another satisfied aficianado of the Mudcat, a real Mudder if I ever saw one! You, too, can be svelte, make new friends, warble like a nightingale, and trip the light fant...ooops, I mean learn real folksongs...just PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT and once we meet our goal, IT'S PARTY TIME!!

And, now, over to one of our younger members, Ditzee Lee:

Um, like, hi, like this is a really cool place, ya know and like my mom has that See-Dee that that cool chick, Morticia, was talkin' about and like it is really the coolest, ya know? So, like it's got these great songs, new stuff, I never heard before, and like, well, um...you should try it, ya know, cause like it really, really good!

Um, was that okay? Like was that what I was suposed to say? Like, will this be on Tee-Vee? I wanna tell my friends, like ya know?!

Okay! Thank you, Ditzee Lee!

Get outta here kid, here's 10 bucks, no scram!
So, phoaks, remember the Mudcat and make your call, today!

Now back to Benji - the Dog Who Knew Too Much


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 01 - 07:51 PM

Don, that's great!! LLoyd, you, too, so NICE to see you!!

Thanks, fellahs!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: GUEST,lloyd62
Date: 19 May 01 - 08:00 PM

Wow is me, I lost my cookie AGAIN. O well, it's nice being a guest for such a great group of people. I never feel as I have much to say, but it is fun polking around in the background. I wonder how many of us are out there? Lets see how many guests pledge. Come on guests, it is time to step forward and be counted.

lloyd62


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Allan C.
Date: 19 May 01 - 08:02 PM

It is svelte of you to have made such a pledge, SINSULL. (Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.) Anyhow, I hereby publicly commend you for your having shed the five pounds. I will sweeten your weight loss by pledging to pay the Mudcat a lump sum of a minimum of $5.00 for every pound you lose between now and December 31st of this year. I reserve the right to increase the amount as circumstances allow; but promise to not decrease it.

Folks, for the price of a single Guinness out of your monthly allotment, you could be of immense help to the Mudcat. Please give what you can.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 May 01 - 08:30 PM

Allan! You are evil! Do you really expect to admit to being more than five pounds overweight????? I will get you for this. If Ghandi could do it, so can I. Hunger strike! Until the $4800 is found. Or until I lose 900 pounds in which case Allan pays!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Allan C.
Date: 19 May 01 - 08:35 PM

Well, if you only need to lose 14 pounds, I may have to multiply by a higher dollar amount.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 19 May 01 - 09:53 PM

Soooo.... Does the velvet underwear come with the Mudcat logo emblazoned on the fanny? And does this have anything to do with Sinsull's "embarrassing effects of Guinness"? Is this a realm into which we need not go? OK...

Now look what you guys have done; I've become virtually addicted to this vast expanse of silliness, and may actually have to shell out for another "fix"!
Despite all the gingham dog & calico cat shredding we regularly inflict on one another on those "BS" threads, I have grown perversely attached to the overwhelming majority of Mudcatters, and life here would surely be diminished should the matriculum of this ecclectic, madcap fellowship ever be broken.

As a burned-out, part time lanternmaker at 8 bucks an hour (non-Union, obviously) I won't be a major factor... but I'll do what I can. Jeeez; keep it up, guys!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: kendall
Date: 19 May 01 - 09:53 PM

It's a little early, but, my annual donation will be in the mail tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Mudlark
Date: 19 May 01 - 10:16 PM

Hahahaha....the check is in the mail.

No, really, the check IS in the mail.

Mudlark


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 May 01 - 10:16 PM

(Spaw steps in as the guests leave the stage)

Well ther you go gang.....you want PROOF that this IS a community and one well worth supporting? Let's thank Uncle Jaque and Kendall!!!!!

(APPLAUSE)

An unlikely duo if I ever saw one!!! A real imprompt two! Well, folk music and Mudcay make strange bedfellows........

(APPLAUSE)

And let's hear it for another fine pair of "unattached" 'Catters......Our very own Allan and the soon to be VERY svelte Sinsull!!! Thanks for all of your pledges!!!

Best guess now is that we're at about $2200.00 of actual pledged bucks PLUS all of the auction and Cd's and all of the other good stuff!! But I think we really are going strong towards keeping the cake and increasing the amount of icing too!!!! LET"S HEAR FROM SOME MORE OF YOU!!!

So let's get on with our next program special, "Flatulence and the Art of Being Spaw"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 19 May 01 - 10:26 PM

OK, folks; I will reluctantly own up to actually LIKING that salty old coot, Kendall... although there are times when I have to wonder "Why??!?"...

But "bedfellows"?? WhOOOOoooah!!!! SteadeEEEEeeey, Mates!!! We ain't all THAT close! PuhlEEEEEze!!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 01 - 10:45 PM

That is quite an incentive there, Allan. Sins...good going!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Gypsy
Date: 19 May 01 - 11:02 PM

Me too, me too! Just let me finish my pledge to our local Public Radio station, then it will be Mudcats turn. i get paid bimonthly, so that is how i will donate.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: CarolC
Date: 20 May 01 - 01:20 AM

I was sending Max five dollars a month until this past December. Then my life got a little crazy and I spaced out on it. I have just sent off $30.00 to bring myself up to date, and I will continue to send $5.00 a month after this.

Carol


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 09:28 AM

That's what happened with me, too, Carol. I think December just took a bite out of my stuffing or budget or something.:-) Good for you and you, too, Gypsy!

Well, here we are in our second day of fundraising and at last total we'd reached our half-way mark, as far as I remember. It being Sunday morning and all, we might find things slowed down a bit, but we are expecting an upsurge when the UK bunch get back form Yorkshire, is it? Also, when the Paltalk crew get going.

Just think, we could wrap this up by tonight, have a complete year's worth of operating expenses covered by the end of today and make the Mudcat secure in our lives for that whole year!

You've all been doing a fantastic and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, but especially those who've ben pitching in here at Pledge Drive Central answering PM's, sending out notes, refreshing the threads and generally pausing for the cause. Ya'll are just wonderful and we salute you with a


GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!

And, now back to Singing With the Angels, Led by our own WYSIWYG


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Deckman
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:05 AM

I am pledging $10 a month. CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:08 AM

My weekly Pepsi budget is $16. Times 4 = $64/month which will be sent to Max until my doctor tells me I have to gain 5 pounds. May's check goes out tomorrow. Allan is still evil!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:26 AM

Whoo-Hoo!! Goodonya BOTH!!! Sins, does that mean you are going cold-turkey OFF the Pepsi?!! WOW!! Your bones will love you for it!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:34 AM

Been off it "cold turkey" for two weeks. My bones may love it but the rest of the world is dealing with my bitchiness and caffeine headaches. This too will pass. Minimum 6 Pepsis (12 oz cans) per day to nothing. Pray for me Kat!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:40 AM

To whom/what should the check be made out to?
Is the ZIP code 19389 (niner) or 0 (Zero)? - I see it both ways here.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:47 AM

Aw, Sins, that's the spirit, put off the evils of thy demanding flesh womon and be PUR-EE-FIED!! That's it, Sister Sins, you can experience the Great and Powerful Effects of the Rarified and Holy Water of the Mudcat Aquifer just down from the NYCFTTS.

Why it is THE purest, the cleanest, the closest thing to the Nectar of the Gawds that we could ever hope to attain here, on this Blighted Earth of Fleshly Pleasures. The Dark reaches of the Arches of Gold, the Kings of Your Way, those bastions of Buns of Ses-a-mee have NOTHING, I say NOTHING to offer you compared to the HOLY WATER OF THE MUDCAT AQUIFER. So lay down your putrid browns of colas, your sizzling snort up your nose pops, whether clear or dark....your bones will be FREE and you can LIVE AGAIN through the POWER and WONDER of the Mudcat Aquifer's HOLY WATER!! And, let you say to those who claim you are bitchie, to those headaches of Sinsfull need, BEGONE! GET THEE BEHIND ME!! For today I am FREE and forever shall be!! Amen, Amen, Amen!

*

*If all else fails, just tell everyone you are going to be a hermit for a week or two; draw the blinds; put on some soothing music and sweat it out! **BG**


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:49 AM

Kat - I gave up Pepsi, not sex. Calm down, girl.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:50 AM

Uncle Jaque, it's a niner and the check should be made out to the Mudcat Cafe, as far as I know. If you click on the fish jumping out of the banjo, up top, and scroll down to Max's message, it should say for sure, but that's what I always make mine out to and so far they've been cashed!:-) THANKS!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 12:06 PM

Well...it's addictive, ya know? I am convinced that MickeyD's puts some addictive substance in some of their foods, just like the tobacco companies! Just trying ta help with those bond of addiction, plus it IS Sunday!**BG** NOI!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 01 - 12:13 PM

GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY!!!!!!

SINSULL GIVES UP PEPSI FOR MUDCAT!!!!!!! Way to go girl........and the'Cat is purring and burping it's thanks!!!

Right now I have our crack team of auditors from the the firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe working on the updated figures and we'll be giving you an update within the hour!!! We have so many kicking in for CD's and the auction and supporting the Mudcat in many ways that this Pledge Drive is doing MULTIPLE duty!!!

LET'S KEEP THE $$$$ PLEDGES COMING GANG.......CAN YOU IMAGINE MAX WHEN HE RETURNS THE FIRST OF THE WEEK???

Once again, it was NOT Max who started this idea or even asked about such a thing. Mudcat has become an integral and important part of his life and he will keep it going even if there were none of this going on. But Mudcat has become an integral part of many of our lives too and the things we have learned, shared, and taught each other and the emotions of both sorrow and laughter have made this community far from virtual and instead, a very real place. We too have a vested interest in the continuing health of the Mudcat Cafe.

Some have given large amounts, some small, some in-between and it doesn't matter where you fall in that or the amount of your pledge. What is important is to keep the access to and the membership in the Mudcat Cafe FREE!!! It is a great musical resource and a fine collection of friends.......mostly screwballs, but what do you expect???

LET'S MAKE THE GOAL NOW !!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 20 May 01 - 12:14 PM

.........how much to stop Spaw posting links to pictures off peoples opened up chests?


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 12:16 PM

I love it. Rog thinks I should write an article about our Pledge Drive to "save our dotcom". He thinks we are on the cutting edge of what could become a trend! Hey, Spaw, you and me could make some bucks! Farming our services out...course it might not work as well if'n we didn't believe in the cause and have that community thing going, huh? Oh well, back to busking or somethin'...:-)


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 20 May 01 - 12:24 PM

Are there any more charges to Max for processing three small consecutive monthly payments than for the same total amount paid as a one off payment? I just dont want to pledge $5 a month and then find out the visa processing charge is $3 per payment> Does that make any sense?


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 12:35 PM

It does, Roger and I think that is something only Max will be able to answer. It's a good point. Let's make sure one of us sned him a PM to ask, when he comes in to the office tomorrow. Really good point.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 01 - 12:51 PM

I just had a completely confusing discussion with Willie Cheatham of our auditing firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe and I suspect he's guessing at the figures and may be up to something else since he was wearing a Mudcat T-Shirt and drinking a can of Pepsi. It was very hard to understand him between burps, but I think I got the figures!!!! WE ARE REALLY ALMOST THERE FOLKS!!!!!

$3800.00 !!!

Okay.....Personal side note here.......Many of you have listed the amounts of your pledge. Some have not...and that's OKAY!!! Definitely NOT A PROBLEM! The only thing is that for tally up purposes, I've had to assign my "Best Guess" to some of the pledges. I based those guesses on my knowledge of you and I could be radically wrong in either direction, but it's the best I can do and I'm willing to bet that I'm pretty close! We'll go with that and hope that I am!!! Also in that figure are the pledges of a few 'Catters who have written me and said they were pledging but didn't want their names known. So we'll figure that I am pretty close and go from there......Okay?

ONLY $1000.00 TO GO!! PLEDGE NOW!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: GUEST,in room 325 of the Motel 6
Date: 20 May 01 - 01:00 PM

If Mudcat were really a forum for folk and blues music, I'd be happy to make a donation.

However, because Max allows it to be an open forum for for stupidities and for threads that always seem to bring out racists and antisemites, I'll direct my donation money elsewhere.

If Mudcat goes under, it'll mean another hour so per week to play my banjo or guitar.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 20 May 01 - 01:23 PM

We have raised some cash this weekend at the gathering. I haven't counted it all yet but will send it over to Max with Bill. Every little helps!
Janewhoenjoysmusicandstupiditiesbutnotnasties


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: DougR
Date: 20 May 01 - 02:48 PM

Spaw, I hope you're right! The whold ball of wax could be accomplished by the end of the day!

Keep the pledges, and dollars rolling in, folks! And Thanks to everybody who is participating.

DougR


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 01 - 04:09 PM

Spaw,

You seem like a nice guy, so I don't wan't to piss you.

But, if this follows the typical pattern here of huge enthusiasm and promise, followed by very little, when it comes down to 'real' dollars.

Don't get me wrong, what you're doing is great.

Just think that in your enthusiasm, you may badly overestimate the number of dollars that will be on the table when you count it for real.

Sorry for being so negative - experience and all that...


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 04:36 PM

Whadday say, Mudcatters!? Will the First Annual ALL-VOLUNTEER Pledge Drive end tonight, with the FULL Year's Budget Pledged? You bet it will!!

WAY TO GO, MUDCATTERS!!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 01 - 05:05 PM

Unnamed Guest......You are probably right. So what? If half of the folks actually do follow through and I'm anyways close in the estimate, then we're still a lot better off. I think most of the folks here will do what they say......History around here tells me that the percentage of 'Catters who follow through is pretty high and the ones who have said they's pledge are pretty good people so I think they'll come through. But again, even if they don't, what the hell huh? Are we a lot closer? You bet...........Now what about you? Got a buck or two?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: MMario
Date: 20 May 01 - 05:12 PM

No one thought we would find many of the 3834 tunes "missing" from the October '99 DT either...but in less then a year over 1500 have been posted - and I've got at least a dozen more sitting in my mailbox I haven't had a chance to tally yet; with about 200 or so that people are working on. Dozens of people have been involved with that "drive"


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: MikeJ
Date: 20 May 01 - 05:19 PM

I had the pleasure of meeting John Hardly & BigMick this afternoon. One of the values of Mudcat, sometimes you get to meet some real nice folks in person. I just sent my contribution via CC so I wouldn't forget. Back to my usual "lurk" mode.

Mike


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: nutty
Date: 20 May 01 - 05:33 PM

Not sure what the exchange rate is but count me in for the dollar equivalent of 10 English pounds


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 08:00 PM

Wow, MMario, that is terrific!!

JOhn Hardly AND Big Mick?!! How'd you luck out, MikeJ?!! That must've been a blast!

nutty...goodonya, Spaw is hard at work figuring that out!

Thanks a Bunch, everyone!!! Wish we had a camera to see Max's face in the morning when he reads these threads!

To Rosa's Lovely Daughter's:

We are Max's lovely Mudcats
We want our Mudcat, right now
We are Max's supportive Mudcats
And we will not be denied! **BG**

kat


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 01 - 08:42 PM

Well ALL-RIGHTY THEN!!!!!!!

The weekend is ending and we're almost there folks! Just a few more bucks huh? I mean, we're running out of fantastic programs here but we'll keep going til we get there!!!!

AND NOW......One of the few surviving copies left and we have it. Yet another film by Ken Burns....Here's Part One of his very first, a 97 parter called, "CRICKET; I Still Can't Figure It Out"-A Film By Ken Burns.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Big Mick
Date: 20 May 01 - 09:58 PM

Yep, Mike J and John Hardly are two fine gents. It is always so damn nice to meet folks 3D. And Kat, m'love, you were the subject of fond conversation. John is a very talented Potter and all round good guy. And a damn fine looking chap too. He took a picture and it should be posted. Don't want all you gals getting all goo goo. And just remember.............I AM THE KEEPER OF THE SACRED FERTILITY RITES!!!

I must say that MikeJ impresses me as what is right about The Mudcat. A true gent. He only lives about an hour or so from me, and in the same town as IvanB. I suspect we will become good friends. I hope so, at any rate. My intuition tells me this is a nice man, and a fine musician.

Folks, won't you step up and support this place that has introduced me to some of the finest people I have ever met. Support our village, and avail yourself when you have the chance to meet other 'Catters 3D. I have met people and exchanged opinions with wonderful folks. It is worth your support.

Now we return to the next installment of "Spaw and the art of Zen Flatulence - The further you are from it, the closer it seems".

Mick


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:13 PM

So that's why my ears were burning! I've not seen the pots, but I've seen the gorgeous dogs and watched some fantastic music videos of John, so...FERTILITY RIGHTS = THE MORE THE MERRIER, RIGHT?! Just so long as there is only ONE KEEPER!? **BG**

It is indeed a wonderful group and a real treat to meet fine folks in person. This whole pledge drive has been another Wonder of the Mudcat.

Thanks for being here,

kat


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: MMario
Date: 21 May 01 - 08:22 AM

refreshing number of topics have been shown during this drive.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: bill\sables
Date: 21 May 01 - 08:40 AM

I have at least $60 from things this weekend as well Mrs Ducks collection of £££££££. I will get it all converted into US dollars and bring the cash over to max on 12th June.
If ant other UK catters are having trouble sending to the US and would like to donate anything, go to a travel agent whete there is no commission and convert the £ to $ and send it to me and I will take it to Max
Bill


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 21 May 01 - 09:54 AM

I'd like to make a regular (monthly or quarterly) donation but ain't sure how to do it from the UK. What's easiest? Is there an on-line credit card version? You know like them other sites use. The ones with pictures of ladies, eggs and live eels... uh-ho. Not that I would know about them of course. Spaw told me!

Also, I was thinking about getting rid of the few vinyl albums I have left. Some crap, some good. 30 or 40 in all. Some damaged, some pristine. Part folk, part commercial. Cleo Laine to Deep Purple. Perhaps a dozen or so quite rare UK folk ones. I was going to take them to a charity shop but can I donate them to the auction and let all monies rasied go to Mudcat? I'll see if the (US) company my wife works for will unknowingly donate the postage. They're big and rich enough....;-)

Answers here or PM

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: MMario
Date: 21 May 01 - 09:58 AM

yes, you can donate to the auction - If you have some reasonably rare ones, I would suggest posting those seperately - and then maybe the rest as a "grab bag"


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 May 01 - 10:03 AM

I collect LPs and would love to see them in the auction.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 May 01 - 10:27 AM

Thanks Bill for working out the UK stuff.

And thanks to everyone else too!!!!!!

DAVE THE GNOME

Secure Server for MC and VISA is accessed through the "CATFISH JUMPING OUT OF THE BANJO" logo at the top of the page, just as though you were going to buy something from Amazon and were wanting Mudcat to get a percentage. The logo says "Help Support The Mudcat" and is at the top of every page.

Click on it and then scroll down to the message from Max. In the message is blue clicky for the secure server!

AGAIN FOLKS..............THANKS!!!!!!! We still need to add in another pledge or two or three or as many as we can get, but we have done VERY well in reaching our goal. Thanks too for all the "icing" discussions that have gone on here too about auction items and buying through the 'Cat at sponsor sites.

Remember.......No one has to do this. Mudcat is free and the membership here will remain so as it should be. There are hundreds of non-financial ways to support Mudcat and the very fact that you come here to this wonderful community is a show of support in and of itself. Pledging will not give you any special priviliges or anything else.............except for maybe a warm fuzzy. If you can see your way clear to pledge a few bucks a month, the Mudcat is thankful for that.....if not, we're still thankful you are here!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Jande
Date: 21 May 01 - 11:40 AM

Well, it seems the most I can pledge right now is $5.00US a month. I wish it could be more. But I'm happy that I can contribute something.

It seems that our online accounts won't allow us to auto-pay, so I'll just have to remember to do it every month.

You are a lovely bunch of phoaks!!

~ Jande


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 21 May 01 - 12:18 PM

Thanks Bill butI might well not get around to doing that in time ( yes I am that slow), so I am going to use Maxs secure server and hope visa don't take to large a slice. Luckily we get more dollars to pounds at present. currency conversion

Roger


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: hesperis
Date: 21 May 01 - 04:20 PM

Well, if I could, I would, if only to pay for seeing Spaw's entertaining show on this thread!

So, since I have started to record some VOCAL stuff finally, I will pledge one of those seedies (at least) to the auction when it is done. (And when I get a new printer so that you guys know it's not a blank seedy.)

Jande, LH, Carol - remind me when it's done, please!

And as for the rest of you - thanks for being and supporting mudcat!

Morty - "seedy"!!! LOL! I love it!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: DougR
Date: 21 May 01 - 04:58 PM

The fund drive has really caught on, and it just goes to show what a great community this is! When you think about it, almost all of us could forgo a couple of Guinnesses a month (that would be about $7.00 here in Phoenix)for a good cause like this. Or a couple of Buds for a total of $5 a month. Smaller donations added to others, become big ones. Every donation of any size will help us reach the goal!

DougR


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Eluned
Date: 21 May 01 - 05:44 PM

As ever, a highly creative and entertaining gang! *chuckle!*
I have an envelope addressed and ready to go, 'cause I've been wanting that calendar since I read about it, but since for my sanity Mudcat MUST survive (just knowing I can come by for a visit is a cheering thought I carry with me through some LONG hours), I will wait until after this weekend, since I'm doing sales at an event. I will add to that $10 whatever money I make on a specific item....
I think the most appropriate one would be the faun's-horns that I make....when one puts them on, they look like they grew there, a wonderful but gentle joke on pholks, so people buy them with a smile.

:) Tracy/Eluned


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 May 01 - 08:56 PM

Well this has been great hasn't it? Right now I think we are probably $600.oo or so short of the mark, butit can still happen!!!

Many have already sent in their first installment or in some cases the entire amount and Max is getting it in at Mudcat Central! I talked to Max today and he read through some of the figures that had come in so I know we're all as good as our word!! Some are still in the process of setting it up at the bank and some are doing the Secure Server and some checks have already come in too!!!

We may be short, but I'm impressed. We also have some CD/Special Event/Auction and other things that will be coming in so my hope is that in lumps and in drips and drabs, by this time next year we'll see that we MADE the $4800.00 for a $400/Month average. Pat yourselves on the back gang!!!!

AND THAT MEANS EVERYBODY!!!! Yeah, I know that not everyone can pledge and some are helping in a myriad of other ways.........FAR OUT!!! The membership here is FREE and the biggest contribution you can make is in keeping the spirit of Mudcat alive, well, and strong, by the simple act of giving of yourself in participating on the threads, finding lyrics, giving opinions, adding tunes or verses..............By being a friend.

Go out to a school and introduce the kids to the heritage that is theirs...........Visit a hospice or retirement community and keep the real meaning of folk music alive in those sometimes forgotten............Sing a song with your family............Sing songs at a campsite..............Give an instrument to a kid, or a CD................Play an old folk song at your church along with the newer music...............So much to do. All of it supports the 'Cat.

I'll be gone a good bit tomorrow so I'll not twist arms from here on out (much) and I hope by Radio time tomorrow night, we will have made our financial goal............In my mind, we have already surpassed the real goal of the Mudcat Cafe!!! Thanks to Leej for starting the thread, to kat, Doug, Mick, and others for their endless cheerleading and.........

........Many thanks for everything my friends.......You've all done a tremendous job!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 May 01 - 09:28 PM

Spaw. You are making me nervous...getting a little too into this for your own good. Next, you'll be planning remakes of Cinderfella and some other Jerry Lewis abominations.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 May 01 - 09:55 PM

Nah Sins......Never happen...........I hate France.

But I do love this place..........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 May 01 - 10:00 PM

Thanks to YOU, Squad Leader...you led the cheers!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: DougR
Date: 22 May 01 - 01:40 AM

You and kat make great cheerleaders, Spaw. I was glad to be along for the ride. I am confident that the collection rate on pledges will be very high. It would be kind of nice, though, if we could exceed goal by say, 20% to compensate for hard times. So if you haven't made your pledge yet, or sent your check, it's not too late!

DougR


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: mousethief
Date: 22 May 01 - 11:39 AM

All this from a guy who blows up a possum's ass. I'm gobsmacked, as the British say. Spaw turns out to have a huge heart when it really counts. Next thing I'll find out that George Carlin is a closet theist.

Rah rah rah!

Alex


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 May 01 - 11:56 AM

Well, mines in. Post same every month (hope I remember!) I will now catalogue my Vinyl collection and post it somewhere to auction for mudcat funds. Look for the Gnomes vinyl collection thread!

Now, can someone tell me what a theist or a George Carlin is????

Cheers and well done leej, spaw and all the other cheeleaders. (Can't imagine some of them in short skirts but never mind. I don't think I want to....;-))

DtG


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: gnu
Date: 22 May 01 - 05:05 PM

Been real busy, just got back to this thread and just saw that the auditors are an old, well established firm who can be trusted. Is the 'Cat in need of a good law firm ? May I suggest Pluckham, Phuckem and Chuckem, well known by many ?


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SDShad
Date: 22 May 01 - 05:40 PM

Uhm...urgle...shoulda posted this over here, not on the old thread. What can I say, I'm rusty.....

---begin previously posted text---

Well, I can, at the moment, afford exactly...uhm, let's see...nothing per month.

But that's only because Hypatia and I trying to buy a house this summer. As soon as we close (hopefully by the end of August), you can put me down for $10/month easy.

Howdaya set up automatic electronic fund thingies to the 'Cat, by they way?

I'm baaaaack,

SD["Who the hell is he"]Shad

---end previously posted text---

thankyew....


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 May 01 - 06:30 PM

Glad to see you here again, SD. Thanks for pitching in with what you can and when you can. No one could ask for more than that. It will help a lot.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 May 01 - 06:54 PM

Shad me lad!!! I thought you were gone for good! And now you have returned! .................Rats..................

Hey, no foolin'...Glad to see you back at the 'Cat and just participating is a great donation...........but when you get it, we'll take the money too!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 May 01 - 10:27 PM

SD, I posted to you in the other one! Welcome back and it is GOOD to see you!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Max
Date: 22 May 01 - 10:35 PM

Doing pretty well folks, thank you very much. I will post NEWS tomorrow to give a tally so far. I run Mudcat as a collective, I appreciate that the fundraising that happens collectively as well. Thank you all, and watch the NEWS for updates.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Michael in Swansea
Date: 23 May 01 - 09:21 AM

Me too, I'm good for a few pounds.

Mike


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 May 01 - 09:32 AM

Yeah, me too, Mike. But I decided to send money instead.

(Sorry for the Yank joke. I just couldn't help myself.)


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SDShad
Date: 23 May 01 - 12:22 PM

Sure, Allan, sure. Welcome me back and then steal my line before I get a chance to post it. Makes a feller feel right welcome, that does.

Ahhh, it's good to be back. I've not been completely away, I've popped in and lurked for a few minutes occasionally, and clicked on thread titles that had "Spaw's gonna make a double-entendre of that one" written all over them, just to see if he did (and I was rarely disappointed, mister), but I've had a huuuuge project all winter and spring in my new job that I absolutly love, I'm trying, as mentioned, to buy a house, and the Gospel Buckaroos have been gigging more regularly of late, so I just haven't had the time much.

But sometimes you just gotta make the time. For friends. (Hi Kat! Hi Suze! Hi Matt! Hi everybody!)

Shad "So Mike, how many 'stone' is that" O'Spawn


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 May 01 - 03:58 PM

Okay folks.....I'm out of the really good documentaries, but I hope some of you are still considering making a pledge to the 'Cat. We shall see what has come in so far when Max gets back to us here, but I think we've done a good job of getting some money in on a regular basis and I feel confident that this time next year, we will see that the $$$ have come up to average our goal of $4800 this year/$400 per month.

But we can still stand to pick up another buck or two!!!!

So if you haven't, do it now!!! Remember, it's not a requirement.....your participation on the threads is enough. If you have other ways too that you wish to contribute here, by all means.........DO IT!!

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED EFFORTS AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS STAB AT FUNDRAISING!!!!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:27 PM

Other ways to contribute include checking out the items in the Auction AND buyig your copy of the Mudcat Nearly Nude Calendar!

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Max
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:36 PM

In the last week, I have made about $820 in deposits, and that counts the fund drive contributions, calendars and auction items. Probably our best month ever. Thanks everyone, and I'll likely give another update next week.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Jande
Date: 23 May 01 - 11:22 PM

*refresh*


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: DougR
Date: 23 May 01 - 11:53 PM

Max: You reported on cash raised, but what about pledges? I realize you can't deposit pledges, but it would be helpful to know total pledges too, if you were not including them in the $800 plus total reported.

DougR


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 May 01 - 04:36 PM

My May Pepsi budget pledge went out today. No Pepsi for three + weeks. Withdrawal pains almost gone...SiNsUlL


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: CET
Date: 31 May 01 - 06:26 PM

I'm in for $25. This is too much fun to lose. Sinsull, will we recognize you the next time we meet at Bat Goddess's or some such low joint? Perhaps you could wear rubber squid or something.

CET


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 May 01 - 06:31 PM

Yea!! Good for you, Sins! You, too, CET!! Thanks!!


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: mousethief
Date: 31 May 01 - 06:33 PM

Where can I buy a rubber squid? I'd like to wear one too!

Alex


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 08:02 AM

I don't have time to read all of this thread, but I'm in for $10 a month. I don't get here often anymore, but it is still like home.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 01:43 PM

so how much now?


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 01:55 PM

RIB - You are missed. Will we see you the Gathering in October?


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jun 01 - 02:13 PM

RiB, I second that...you ARE missed and thanks a bunch for the pledge.

Roger in Sheffield, Max mentioned on the radio show how much he deposited, in actual funds last week and this. I cannot remember the actual totals, but I think they were over $1,000 combined, or close to it. The show is archived, if you want to listen to it.

kat


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jun 01 - 09:56 PM

Reminder time. With Catspaw otherwise employed, we need to remember our monthly, semi-annual, annual, or whatever pledges. After THE RADIO SHOW to end all - Sam, Ian, And Bill, well....


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: Don Firth
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 03:11 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: gnu
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 05:06 PM

Forgive me if I missed a subsequent thread, but....

How are we doing ?


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Subject: RE: MUDCAT PLEDGE DRIVE-Will Mudcat Survive2
From: MMario
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 09:28 PM

Max has been announcing amounts on mudcat radio - but I had to take a phone call last week and missed the actual amount he gave.


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