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Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001

Lonesome EJ 21 Dec 01 - 11:31 AM
John Hardly 21 Dec 01 - 11:39 AM
MMario 21 Dec 01 - 11:42 AM
Lonesome EJ 21 Dec 01 - 11:50 AM
catspaw49 21 Dec 01 - 11:52 AM
Lonesome EJ 21 Dec 01 - 12:03 PM
John Hardly 21 Dec 01 - 12:10 PM
catspaw49 21 Dec 01 - 12:16 PM
Jeri 21 Dec 01 - 12:23 PM
Lonesome EJ 21 Dec 01 - 12:29 PM
CarolC 21 Dec 01 - 12:43 PM
MMario 21 Dec 01 - 12:46 PM
Steve in Idaho 21 Dec 01 - 01:00 PM
Lonesome EJ 21 Dec 01 - 01:09 PM
catspaw49 21 Dec 01 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,in room 326 of the Motel Six 21 Dec 01 - 02:14 PM
Lonesome EJ 21 Dec 01 - 02:40 PM
Deda 21 Dec 01 - 02:46 PM
Deda 21 Dec 01 - 03:05 PM
Lonesome EJ 21 Dec 01 - 03:10 PM
MMario 21 Dec 01 - 03:12 PM
Clinton Hammond 21 Dec 01 - 03:15 PM
Amos 21 Dec 01 - 03:17 PM
Jon Freeman 21 Dec 01 - 03:57 PM
Peter T. 21 Dec 01 - 04:11 PM
GUEST,Paul 21 Dec 01 - 04:13 PM
CarolC 21 Dec 01 - 04:45 PM
Peter T. 21 Dec 01 - 07:08 PM
mzkitty 21 Dec 01 - 08:30 PM
Jon Freeman 21 Dec 01 - 09:47 PM
gnu 22 Dec 01 - 11:06 AM
Lonesome EJ 22 Dec 01 - 11:35 AM
Deckman 22 Dec 01 - 01:41 PM
catspaw49 22 Dec 01 - 02:12 PM
katlaughing 22 Dec 01 - 02:29 PM
GUEST 22 Dec 01 - 02:43 PM
Little Hawk 22 Dec 01 - 03:12 PM
Amos 22 Dec 01 - 03:28 PM
Little Hawk 22 Dec 01 - 03:35 PM
Lonesome EJ 22 Dec 01 - 03:39 PM
katlaughing 22 Dec 01 - 04:09 PM
Lonesome EJ 22 Dec 01 - 04:26 PM
Joe Offer 22 Dec 01 - 05:58 PM
GUEST 22 Dec 01 - 06:08 PM
GUEST 22 Dec 01 - 06:12 PM
Ebbie 22 Dec 01 - 06:21 PM
Deckman 22 Dec 01 - 06:38 PM
Jack the Sailor 22 Dec 01 - 11:52 PM
Jack the Sailor 23 Dec 01 - 12:11 AM
Amos 23 Dec 01 - 12:47 AM
Celtic Soul 23 Dec 01 - 10:59 AM
DougR 23 Dec 01 - 12:51 PM
SINSULL 23 Dec 01 - 01:00 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 23 Dec 01 - 01:13 PM
SINSULL 23 Dec 01 - 03:18 PM
catspaw49 23 Dec 01 - 03:54 PM
jaze 23 Dec 01 - 04:03 PM
Murray MacLeod 23 Dec 01 - 04:06 PM
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Subject: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 11:31 AM

Just like the rest of the world, the Mudcat Cafe had its ups and downs over the past year, but there were some great threads. Catspaw's 9-11 threads helped a lot of us sort out our feelings in the aftermath of the attack. Rick Fielding gave us some terrific guitar suggestions on various threads. The most memorable for me, though, was the "Follow the Drinking Gourd" story thread.

How about you?


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: John Hardly
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 11:39 AM

Walt Robertson.....hands down. (though I am still stunned by the level of writing in the "...Gourd" thread....especially the creative mind in the head of Jenellen----kudos to yous guys!)

An honorable mention to the "Are missionaries terrorists" as a thread that, while polar opposite opinions were expressed......it almost didn't go down in flames.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 11:42 AM

the "song origins" on Mudcat thread(s) - what an incredible amount of time spent to index these!


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 11:50 AM

Walt Robertson...excellent choice! One of those threads that made you feel like you knew the person and helped you share the excitement of the early "Folk Scare" days.

And great, important work on the origins threads, Mario!


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 11:52 AM

All good suggestions Leej. I think the 9-11 threads ran pretty well and the communication was a help to a lot of us from the very beginning. Rick's threads have been wonderful and I've enjoyed participating as many others have too. The "Drinking Gourd" was a classic piece of work and one I enjoyed reading, wholly giving it to all of you who were so brilliant.

I think a couple of the threads about "The Way It Was" which were authored in the main by Bob Nelson (Deckman) and Don Firth were absolute wonders and the very best of what can be learned and preserved here at the 'Cat. As they talked of one old folkie, it would lead to another and the surrounding tales.......So great that a number of us kept saying, "More, More!!" and it was the first threads I would check as they ran.

One other that was unique and fun was a thread regarding a Jean Ritchie song. Jean said she had learned it from her sister but felt that her sister put a tune to someone's words and she never knew where the words had come from. What made this odd was that we had the only artist to ever record the song and to be closely associated with it as completely in the dark as the rest of us......so much for going to the source! Jean probed her every remembrance and we were going to libraries and doing deep web searches.....and we found it! Mudcat at it's scholarly best.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 12:03 PM

For those who might have missed the Walt Robertson thread, here's a link.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: John Hardly
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 12:10 PM

my attempt at starting the same thread for last year


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 12:16 PM

Yeah, but we tend to ignore you ........uh...........er,uh...........What the hell is his name again?............John! Yeah, that's it........We tend to ignore you Jack...er, John.

Spaw (:<))


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 12:23 PM

John, I probably thought it was going to be about the People's Choice Awards, so I didn't read it. There are too many threads I've enjoyed, and I can't name just a few. (Read: "my memory is shot to heck.")


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 12:29 PM

this time for sure


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: CarolC
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 12:43 PM

For purely selfish reasons, for me it would be my 'Canadian Diary' thread.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 12:46 PM

wow! forgot that one, carol. It was interesting to follow your progress.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 01:00 PM

Without a doubt the very best were the threads on guitars, their construction, and the different types of wood. After nearly 30 years of assuming they were all the same and only an oddity made them great - well they were superb threads. The asides associated with them, flying with guitars, packing them, string types, pick enhancers (bless the dipit), and sundry redundant discussions of all of the above made for a much enlightened musician here.

The 9/11s were of valuable assistance in the crisis and the processing of same. Also valued were the threads on loss and success in each person's personal arena of life. It is always with a sense of awe I watch as mere mortals transcend incredible tragedy to heights of dizzying success. And even more their willingness to share these private things with their friends.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 01:09 PM

Spaw, I haven't been able to find the Jean Ritchie thread you refer to. Can you link it?


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 01:59 PM

Got it Leej........The thread has the title in it.

The World is Old-Request Info

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: GUEST,in room 326 of the Motel Six
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 02:14 PM

There have been so many great threads this year that I can't pick just one.

Cranky Yankee's Jewish jokes thread, Mousethief's illusions of a stalker thread, 47 different ignore the troll threads, the what color is your underwear thread, Kendall's never ending buy my cd thread, there have been so many great ones.

By the way Spaw, I know that you're about to tell me to fuck off. Steady there, don't overheat your heart.

I'm off to Florida for a sunny Xmas. See you all next year.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 02:40 PM

Have fun Guest. Try to play some music while you're down there. Merry Christmas!


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Deda
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 02:46 PM

Has anybody seen Songcatcher? What IS folkmusic, anyway, really?

But I think I've had to MOST fun on the Challenger threads, all credit to Aine for MCing all the general hilarity and amazing talent that convenes on those threads.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Deda
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 03:05 PM

When I search for "Follow the Drinking Gourd" all the threads listed are in 2000. Could you provide a link to your favorite 2001 threads? Time permitting I'd like to check them out. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 03:10 PM

Drinking Gourd


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 03:12 PM

The Drinking Gourd the story. Part One.

soon to be a major motion picture


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 03:15 PM

9-11 be damned... I've been getting my kicks here from reading all the fun that folks are having with the Secret Santa!! Especially while my life was in the crapper and I had to drop out of it!!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Amos
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 03:17 PM

In terms of personal satisfaction, I have to tip my hat to LEJ for starting that Drinking Gourd story and sending it skyrocketing. It is among the best of the fiction threads on the Mudcat. And an encore round of applause to the sparkling stars: Jen Ellen, Kat Laughing, and that brilliant underhanded sneak Peter T who stole the gal in the end!!! (LOL, Peter -- relax, I got over it!!!).

In my opinion it is right up there with the amazing Steamboat Albert Hansell and the mindboggling Highway 101 Soda Shoppe fiction thread for creativity.

But that's just me, and I sure agree it is a hard call! The Song Challenges have been better than ever this year, and the candidates named above were all stellar.

A.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 03:57 PM

Like Norton, I love the instrument construction threads - they are invariably my favourites but the most memorable thread for me was Lyr Req: Dark Island. The contributions by "GUEST:, rossey", provided some much needed information and, to me, made up the most important contribution to any Mudcat thread during 2001.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 04:11 PM

Pure self-indulgence: the Tibetan thread that started out as an Orient Express thread was extraordinary, though completely different from the Drinking Gourd. I personally learned more from the many people on the Modes thread than I ever dreamed possible. But overall, I think that the most memorable thread was the mystic invisible thread that links Mudcatters together -- as Max says elsewhere, this was an incredible year for Mudcatters meeting in larger and larger numbers, Germany, England, Canada, U.S. The threads that gave me the most pleasure were the ones running up to people meeting, then the explosion when they met, and then the reminiscences, photos, etc. So much fun to read (even if I hardly participated in any), and participate vicariously. It is proof, living proof, of Mudcattery on the march.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 04:13 PM

Jon,

I'd not seen that thread, so thanks.

It also 'blows out of the water' the arguements of those here that detest all GUESTs

Paul


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: CarolC
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 04:45 PM

Thanks MMario.

The best part of that thread for me is the memories of all of the wonderful people I met. I cherish those memories.

And the guy from Pakistan who declared political assylum at the border going into Canada. If I had only known what was to come... that part still blows my mind. What an amazing trip.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 07:08 PM

Fascinating thread, Jon, thanks for the reminder, never saw it before. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: mzkitty
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 08:30 PM

I'm pretty new to Mudcat and haven't been a part of those threads spoken about.

As far as favorite threads go, I am still not over the immediate (and so helpful!) responses to the thread asking for assistance transcribing music for my Carnegie gig. I will never forget how quickly everyone jumped right in with enthusiasm and support. It meant so much to me then as it still does. You all became sisters and brothers in spirit to me...proving that cyber friendships and efforts can reach so far beyond the keyboard and monitor! You all were an important part of my REAL LIFE experience. How I treasure that! So, my favorite thread is a mixture of the "Help Transcribe" and the "Ivan The Hero" thread! By the way...Ivan and his wife will be in my part of the country these next few weeks and we're hoping to meet in person to talk about working on that music! Thanks you all..


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 09:47 PM

Peter, I nearly missed it too - the reason being that there had been past threads on this song/tune. In my case, it was the love of the tune that persuaded me to read the tune (we are all so different) but was very glad I did follow it (maybe another lesson there - to me that is - in taking an interest in "repeats"...). I'm pleased you found it fascinating.

Paul, I doubt that many really hate guests - I think it is more a matter of hating the abuse of guest privileges to enable nastiness and that matters get confused. Jon


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: gnu
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 11:06 AM

I liked all the ones I had time to read. Humourous threads were plentiful, but the Eminem thread was a blast because I had time to be there as it unfolded and I felt I became a 'Cat on that one. The Celtic Trad music threads were a great education for me and I couldn't pick just one. Welcoming Spaw back from serious surgery was a kinda high point in the good news category because he's a no bullshit kinda guy. Serious threads I tried to stay away from because the Cafe is where I unwind... I read the 9/11 threads but couldn't post because I was filled with anger and sorrow. The help type threads were informative and I even got to help with some, although my opinion of my advice is suspect to be biased. I won't go on... I'm beginning to bore even myself.

Pick one ? Nope. Just glad I found a place with so many knowledgible, helpful, friendly folk. Hope I can contribute in the future.

BTW, LEJ, good thread... again.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 11:35 AM

Catspaw, I just finished the "World is Old" thread, and found it fascinating. Great folk-detective work.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Deckman
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 01:41 PM

Good question! Well, I certainly enjoyed "Tales of Walt Robertson." I did quite a bit of serious thinking about Walt and issues for about two weeks before I actually did, but once started, it seemed to take on a life of its own. And the power of the writing certainly became facinating. I think that several of the posters writing skills semed to increase to a higher level ... I especially enjoyed that. But, there was another thread that I remember very fondly. I think it was the "Henry Martin" thread, wherein a youngster named Mark (I hope I'm accurate here) seemed to lock into MUDCAT and several posters for the first time. If you'll recall, he was the young lad (OHIO?) who took on a school competition project around the ballad of Henry Martin. It was VERY refreshing to read his straight, enthusiastic responses. Would that we all could be there again. So, that's where my fond memories of MUDCAT and 2001 remain. CHEERS and thanx to all. Bob Nelson, Everett, Washington ... remember, there is no "R" in Washington!


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 02:12 PM

His name was Adam and he posted under ARB as I recall Bob. They did quite well in their state competition and my only regret was having to have surgical testing on the day of that competition.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 02:29 PM

Ah, that was a good one to remember, Deckman!!


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 02:43 PM

I liked the one where Mbo posted a suicide song, then took off for a few weeks and we all thought he offed himself.
Message should be deleted because it is a personal attack, but I'll leave it because there is subsequent discussion.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 03:12 PM

Look, it had to be one of the William Shatner threads...the only question is which one? They were all so great! :-)

- LH


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Amos
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 03:28 PM

Little Hawk again seeks single-handedly to jack the Mudcats to new depths of delusory mania!!

A


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 03:35 PM

Not true! I type using both hands.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 03:39 PM

I have to admit I laughed out loud at Guest's post. Anyone heard from Matt lately?


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 04:09 PM

Sorry, LeeJ, I thought it should be deleted. last I heard, he was busy with 3D life.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 04:26 PM

Well, Kat, I didn't laugh because Matt committing suicide was funny. We did have a bit of an overreaction to what was a fairly innocent post by the lad, and it seems humorous in retrospect. I miss him and am glad he's well.


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Subject: Deleting Anonymous Posts
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 05:58 PM

I deleted our anonymous guest's attack on Mbo, but then I changed my mind and put it back up because there was subsequent discussion. It's one of those borderline areas. If a known member has posted something like that, I would have left it alone. This post came from somebody who didn't have the courage to identify himself or herself, and I think that's despicable.

I don't want to divert attention from the main topic of this thread, so I'll post a few more ideas in the thread called Censored Political Thread.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 06:08 PM

I posted:

"I liked the one where Mbo posted a suicide song, then took off for a few weeks and we all thought he offed himself."

Joe Offer responded:

"Message should be deleted because it is a personal attack, but I'll leave it because there is subsequent discussion." -Joe Offer-

Joe Offer,

There is no personal attack in my message. Mbo did post a suicide song and he then disappeared from Mudcat for a long time with no explanation. Many of us did think he killed himself and there was a long thread about it.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 06:12 PM

P.S. I started posting anonymously on Mudcat because I was a victim of a truly vicious personal attack that you did not deem worthy of deletion. I think that was despicable.
And did you ever discuss that attack with me in specific terms, so I could do something about it? We try our best to deal with such things, but we can't solve every problem. If that happened and we didn't do anything about it, I'm sorry. Our ways of handling such things have evolved over the years, as we've learned.
I'd be glad to discuss it with you privately. Just e-mail me at joe@mudcat.org.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 06:21 PM

So you're aware that it hurts?

Elva Bontrager


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Deckman
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 06:38 PM

Are we getting a little sideways here?
Yeah, this isn't a thread about anonymous posting or censorship. Let's get back to the topic at hand.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 11:52 PM

Joe, GUEST, a new thread perhaps? It is not too late to be the most memorable. I would remember a thread where the post list was...

GUEST
GUEST
GUEST
GUEST
GUEST
GUEST
GUEST
etc......
and every post had little brown Joe Offer comments.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 12:11 AM

My Favourite thread by far was the Analysis Of Raglan Road! Informative, well written and entertaining.

Of course I love the Song Challenges, though now they seem to be a bit of a guilty pleasure and are taking some energy from my writing originals. My Favorite Topic for a Song Challenge was the Palm Civet/Toddy Cat, The idea of sell Weasel Shit to yuppies still cracks me up.

My Favorite Curmugeon,.... DougR. Though honourable mention goes to Big Mick for calling me a Horse's Patoot. An insult to horses everywhere.

I haven't benn around for the whole year, but neverthe less its been a fun one. Here's a toast to 2002

Long may you big jibs draw!!!


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Amos
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 12:47 AM

Hey -- what's Dave the Ancient Mariner up to lately, anyway?? He's been too long saying too little!!! :>))

A


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 10:59 AM

Oh that is a HARD one!

I'd have to say that my faves are the ones where people post the background of a song/tradition/style. The information here is astounding! I have learned so much...which is why I cannot vote for a single thread.

:D


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: DougR
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 12:51 PM

Thank you, Jack the Sailor, I'm flattered, but I'm sure the REAL curmugeon, Kendall Morse, will never forgive you for picking me over him :>)

DougR


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 01:00 PM

"Tales of Walt Robertson". I printed it out and read it every once in a while. The stories told revealed so much more about the posters than about Walt and reminded me that 20 years from now, I may be offering similar insights to a much younger generation of Mudcatters. The of course there is "Dainty Davie" and his curly pow.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 01:13 PM

I haven't seen Dave around for a while either. I know he's been busy with life. He was fine the last time I saw him, about 3 months back.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 03:18 PM

If MattR is reading this: Happy Holidays, Love. You are missed but I am also very happy that you are too busy to be here. For the record, the very first time I ever heard "The Fields Of Athenry" was on your tape. Ironic, isn't it? The most done to death folkie type song and I hear it from our folk rock guru, Mbo.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 03:54 PM

Dainty Davey's curly pow fell victim to a fast spreading trash fire...........Bite me Sins.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: jaze
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 04:03 PM

The Raglan Road thread was fascinating. Almost as many interpretations of the lyrics as ways to sing it. Then again Spaw fairly waxed poetic when it came to Songcatcher.


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 04:06 PM

I'm sure I heard a rumor that Matt had gone to Scotland to study guitar with Tony McManus ........

Murray


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 04:26 PM

Where, Spaw?


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Subject: RE: Most Memorable Mudcat Thread 2001
From: Ralphie
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 05:23 PM

From across the pond....
Have appreciated the help and advice from many quarters of the US, and elsewhere. during a very difficult year personally, but, even worse for others.
In my first year "Of the Cat" (just to keep it musical, albeit tangentially!)
I'd like to renew my membership, if that's OK with "The inner circle!!"
I still don't have a clue what Spaw, (and others) are banging on about, but, one day I'll work it out.
See you all in 2002. I'm off to relax and work, (in equal portions) over the next week, and if anyone can get to the Dingwalls gig in Camden Town London on New Years day with the Bhundu boys etc, I'll be the one throwing drumkits about, and swearing loudly.
Respect to all
Got Jul, och Gott Nyt Ar, as the Swedes would say
Ralphie xx


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