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freda underhill 11 Sep 04 - 06:58 AM
Scooby Doo 11 Sep 04 - 07:12 AM
The Villan 11 Sep 04 - 07:37 AM
John Routledge 11 Sep 04 - 08:02 AM
The Fooles Troupe 11 Sep 04 - 08:05 AM
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Subject: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: freda underhill
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 06:58 AM

Ebbie suggested the idea for this thread in the Exceptional People thread. (who introduced you to Mudcat?)

Sandra in Sydney and jenny kept talking about mudcat over a period of time. I looked in here and there but didnt really get it. then jennyo came over one day in December and gave me a mudcat lesson (thanks jen).

Mudcat has been good for me - i work for the government in quite a controlled workplace, and have to be diplomatic with the clients i work with. as part of my job I'm discouraged from commenting in public on any political issue, and have to maintain a low profile. mudcat has given me the freedom of being able to comment (under my pseudonym freda) and so has helped reinforce who i really am, as opposed to who i am at work.

mudcat is a forum for the old storytelling and discussion that used to happen around the campfire. I have lived in the Newtown area (sydney) for 20 years or so. Up the road in King st there used to be an illegal gambling joint. All the old Greek men used to sit outside having coffee, smoking cigarettes, and talking and arguing in the sun.

mudcat is like a cyber version of that - a wealth of information, and the great experience of talking, debating with people around the planet.

who introduced you to mudcat, or did you just stumble across it through the web?

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 07:12 AM

I stumbled across it about 3 years ago but only became a member last year.I think its got very popular in the UK.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 07:37 AM

About 9 months ago, I was searching for the lyrics of Jack O Diamonds by Lonnie Donegan, for a very specific reason.
I did a search on google, and saw a mudcat link.
I went to have a look and posted my thread on the above subject. I got lots of help and finally finished up with the correct lyrics.
I joined as a member straight away, having thumbed through some of the threads.
Due to joining Mudcat and without intending to, 3 months later I finished up starting a folk club in Market Rasen and its still going. I am not even an artist!!!!!
So much is the power and influence of MUdcat.
Excellent website.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: John Routledge
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 08:02 AM

At Durham (UK) Folkworks Summer School four years ago I met an American fiddler who at the end of the week handed me a piece of paper saying "You might be interested in this" It was Mudcat web address.

Sorry I can't remember her name but if she reads this - Thank You


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 08:05 AM

I dialled up and here I was. After a while I decided to join as I could book mark threads. I then used the Chat a few times. Then I took the final step in my degradation and started making posts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: M'Grath of Altcar
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 08:09 AM

I bought a computer magazine with a cover disk on it in about (?) 1996. My eyes popped out of my head when I saw that it included the entire Digital Tradition.

Then I came here and lurked, for a year or two

then I signed up, forgot my name and password.

Signed up again.

It is the most useful, entertaining, informative place for me personally on the web.

MofA


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 08:10 AM

Having been talked into getting a 'puter with internet facility by a variety of folkie friends who seemed to spend all their time sending each other e-mails about everything under the sun it was a natural progression to follow Admiral (and others) into Mudcat . As with a lot
of other people I started just looking , then posted a few times as a named Guest , then decided to join - AND have never regretted it .


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 08:19 AM

Found out about it through Bill D. and Rita. Lurked here for quite a while, in awe of the knowledge,----- til we got a decent computer at home. It's also a window on not just one but so many worlds. But fearfully addictive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 08:30 AM

Navigational error. I was trying to tunnel my way outtta another joint and I think the Wes Ginny Slide Rule misplaced a decimal point 'er somethin' like that and ended up here...

Either that 'er bad drugs...

One or the other...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Janie
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 09:12 AM

Blame Dani for my appearance on Mudcat. For a couple of years she had urged me to go with her to this thing she called the Getaway. I finally said OK. Went. Was wowed by the FSGW and the Mudcat folks, and joined as soon as I got home (with Carol C.'s coat.)

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: greg stephens
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 09:17 AM

I think someone told me about it, but I can't remember who. That wasn't very interesting, was it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: LilyFestre
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 09:27 AM

WYSIWYG suggested I check out this site several times. Eventually I found my way here......so very glad I did! Thanks Susan!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 09:37 AM

Ran across the site a few times whilst searching for Folk Songs...just decided to stop and have a look one day after a friend had mentioned Mudcat in conversation as a good resource. It is!.
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Morticia
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 09:42 AM

I think I took a left turn at another computer site and wound up here.Seemed to have good coffee and a place to sit, so I stayed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,derekstyle@hotmail.com
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 09:55 AM

you asked about "picked o'er.
I believe it is picking over rubbish tips to find anything useable.
Have you seen pictures of women and children in the 30s depression in the mining towns picking over the coal slag heaps to find small crumbs of coal fit to burn?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: JennyO
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 11:56 AM

My brother in Paris, whom I don't see very often, decided he would like to get me a good Xmas/birthday present near the end of 2002, and he conspired with my son, who is a bit of a computer wiz, to get me a computer, with all the bells and whistles, and a year's internet connection paid for.

Enter my friend Sandra in Sydney, who, as soon as she heard about my good fortune, started nagging me to join Mudcat. I posted as a guest a few times, but had not got around to joining, till along came Daylia, also a guest. Anyway, we encouraged each other to join, and did, within a few hours of each other.

From then on it was all downhill :-) - the rest is history. When freda got the internet on at home, I encouraged her to join, and she took to Mudcat like the proverbial duck to water.

I've learned a lot about computers in the last couple of years - still have a lot more to learn, but my favourite place on the net has to be Mudcat. I love it. So thanks, Sandra. And thanks freda for getting me hooked on the chatroom.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 12:03 PM

Google hit/Digital Tradition.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 12:15 PM

Dec 1st, 1999... came here looking for Archie Fisher lyrics...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Once Famous
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 12:23 PM

Found this site after it was mentioned and actually ridiculed at another folk music site that is worlds apart from Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 01:02 PM

somewhere there is a longer thread about this (of course there is..*grin*)

I watched the Digital Tradition get born by knowing Dick Greenhaus and Susan of DT and others on the East coast of the USA who were converting notebooks to computer disks, so when Dick found Max and they worked out how to combine the DT with Max's site, I knew about it early and was posting within a few weeks of its origin...almost 8 years now!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 01:14 PM

I guess you could say I got here through an online Peter, Paul and Mary fan club on Prodigy. When Prodigy started charging by the minute, the surviving members of the group moved to a computer board in Maine, operated by Noel "Paul" Stookey of PP&M. I became fairly well acquainted with Noel through that bulletin board, and that was a nice experience. Also got me several concert tickets and backstage passes, and one time I sat right next to Noel in his dressing room while he sang a new song. I didn't like the song very much, but his guitar work was extraordinary and I love his resonant voice.

One of the Prodigy people sent me a copy of the Digital Tradition on floppy disks in about 1992, and Noel had an online copy of the DT and also a link to rec.music.folk. I also discovered alt.music.lyrics, and developed an interest in sleuthing for songs. From there I was led to the Xerox site for the Digital Tradition. I think that disappeared sometime in 1996, and then Max opened up Mudcat as a forum for Digital Tradition requests, submission, and discussion on October 1, 1996 (click). It took me until early January, 1997, to find Mudcat. Been here ever since. Blame it on Peter, Paul and Mary.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: CarolC
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 01:37 PM

My sister's (wee redhead, third from the left) group, The Pyrates Royale, has a link to Mudcat on their website. I was visiting my parents' house at the same time she was in July 2000, and I wanted to find some European circus music to play on my accordion. She brought up her site, showed me the link, and gave me a short lesson on how to post. Prior to then, I was an internet virgin.

Through the Mudcat, and the people I've gotten to know here, my life has changed completely from what it was before. And that includes the wonderful help I've recieved in becoming a better accordion player.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Blowzabella
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 02:03 PM

Dan Milner (Liam's Brother) sent me a link to a thread he thought I might be interested in.

I read threrads for a bit, posted as a guest a few times and eventually joined.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: freightdawg
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 10:42 PM

Seamus Kennedy got me into this fine mess.

Actually I was at a concert by Seamus, and I met him as he was selling some of his fine cds. (yes, I bought one). I asked him if he had lyrics and chords to his music, as I would like to learn some of his songs. He said he learned everything by ear, but that I might want to try Mudcat.org. I did, and I love it.

Still love Seamus, his music, his lyrics and his guitar playing. Wish he would produce a song book though.

Hows about it Seamus? You could call it, "Everything I Learned by Ear."

Freightdawg.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 10:55 PM

It was Art Thieme what done it, as I discussed in more depth on the Excceptional People thread referred to. Art told me about this place first, and through time I heard Sandy and Caroline Paton mention, Lisa Null and others. First time I stopped in here, it didn't interest me and it was a few months before I checked it out again.

What is it they say about love being better the second time around?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 09:42 AM

Bob Bolton was always talking about Mudcat, always putting the URL on the top of the page of interesting websites in "Mulga Wire". So when I eventually got this dear little laptop & went online, the first site I visited was Mudcat. I lurked a bit before contibuting (as Guest, Sandra) then joining & have never looked back.

Lots of us apparently contributed to Mudcat before posting as members, but I contributed before I even used the Internet! Bob posted some pictures I took of the 2001 visit of Charlie Noble & Landlady's Daughter. One of these pics even includes freda.

After my recent crash when I was re-establishing my bookmarks, the first one I added was Mudcat, which is now my homepage.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Joybell
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 10:05 PM

Blind luck. Found kindred spirits and stayed. Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: open mike
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 10:21 PM

lyrics search.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 10:28 PM

Like many of us, I think, I used the old DigiTrad for lyrics until it was no longer to be found. Some time went by before a friend told me that someone else had picked it up. Took me quite awhile to click on the Forum though- I thought it was a Chat Room. (Horrors!

Finally I started visiting, lurking about, until January 1, 2000 when a thread was posted asking people all over the world to check in to report on how the Y2K thing was affecting us.

Now I can't imagine doing without it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Teresa
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 11:53 PM

In 1998, I think it was, my folkie friend Lynne sent me an email, saying something like: "Here's a site you might like." I was hooked from then on, and even though I haven't been on regularly, I treasure the 'cat so much. Lynne isn't a member as far as I know, but might be lurking anonymously, so thank you, Lynnie, if you're reading this. ;) :D

T


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 12:18 AM

I was always looking for lyrics back then, and an aquaintance at a local session mentioned mudcat. I still browse the lyrics regularly, and I am grateful. I tok on the 'Thomas the Rhymer" name when I was just looking up and learning the song ("C" words with the "A" tune) and the rest is history.

:^) ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Chris Maltby
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 01:49 AM

Sandra sent me...

creak.....

door opens!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Cllr
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 04:40 AM

There was a group of them, I can still recall the events of that fateful day, I remember their faces, and I tracked every last one of them down...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 05:53 AM

Cllr - not true. I'm still vertical and breathing and avoiding Ampthill. However, not avoiding Mudcat although only as a guest at the moment (work internet can be SO helpful). Found out about it from the likes of Leadfingers and the Admiral and found it both useful and entertaining and slightly addictive. Did have a dodgy moment some time ago when I typed in Mudchute instead of Mudcat and found myself up Bow Creek without a paddle and had to wait for the tide to float me back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: mooman
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 06:41 AM

I peeked my nose in in August 1999 in a thread about tuning mechanisms after having lurked a couple of months and, following a royal Catspaw49 welcome, have stayed ever since.

My favourite website and one where I have made a lot of new friends, both in virtual and real space.

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: JennyO
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 07:54 AM

Sandra set off quite a chain reaction - or maybe we should 'blame' Bob Bolton, who sent Sandra. These people have a lot to answer for :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 09:28 AM

Took a left at Greenland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 02:05 PM

From a link on Dick Gaughan's website, so now you know who to blame.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 02:35 PM

How did U first learn about the Mudcat?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: ossonflags
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 04:27 PM

Rode in on punch the horse.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 04:35 PM

Automobile


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 04:43 PM

My old Rhode Island bluegrass band, the Roughstone Ramblers, had a reunion in Vermont in 1999 or 2000. I flew in from Detroit. A couple of my former bandmates told me about Mudcat. They're alive and well but they don't post any more. Meanwhile you're all stuck with me. I've learned a lot on the Mudcat and greatly enjoy reading and posting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 05:02 PM

You're welcome LF! I like the thread you started today.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Sep 04 - 04:59 AM

I stumbled in one day and I can't find my way out.


eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Mudjack
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 12:17 AM

Song sourcing and found when the song did not come up on the D.T., you could asked and it usually would show up.
After tracking threads and being in the middle of the BS threads, I had to retreat my activities. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. I still like to look in every once in while and check the threads.
Joe has done a great job as thread cop and the Mudcat looks much healthier than in the past when gargoyle(s) were in the practice of ruining every decent thread that came along.
That's how I got here and the reason I come and go.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 02:52 AM

By accident. When searching the lyrics of the Greenland Whale Fishery I was led by a link to the DigiTrad. Must have happened in 1999.
Months later I discovered
- a) the discussion forum
- b) the possibility to enlist
and decided to participate when I was sure to contribute something essential about German folk songs or/and German politics (in your humble servant's opinion).
Coming home from my first Eurogathering last year in Groningen I noticed: I'M A MUDADDICT!

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 06:22 AM

Got here via Rock Chick when we she came back to my place after a late night session a little the worse for wear. "I know! says she" (Big She) that's her nickname NO reflection on body size :-) better add that in case she reads this. Lets log you on to Mudcat it's a fantastic site, so she sorted it all out for me and even named me bless her! Been adicted ever since. I am constantly amazed at the wealth of information and interesting posts, you never know what each day is going to bring. Big Thanks to all you guys who work hard to keep it all going for us.

~Debs~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: 42
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 07:08 AM

blame it on Little Hawk. Everything's his fault.
j


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Chris Green
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 07:36 AM

I was looking for a tab of Canadee-i-o by Nic Jones. I never cease to be amazed by the sheer breadth of knowledge on this forum!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,confused
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 08:21 AM

well, more to the point, how the hell do I get OUT of here?

(lost in mudcat since mid december, looking for the exit sign)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 04:22 PM

Exit? there's an exit to this place?

Why didn't anyone ever tell me?

found the place looking for lyrics - then found out the mudcat tavern has an inexhaustable supply of caffiene - and got stuck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Lyle
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 05:12 PM

Waaaaaaay back in the dark ages before the internet was anything like it is today, the only way to download something was through FTP format. I was using that to download lyrics from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. That later went out of business, and a personal note to the site revealed that the lyrics that were there could be found at a place called Mudcat. If any of you have downloaded from the UWM site, you will notice that the format of many of the songs is exactly the same as the earlier songs on Mudcat. What used to take about 3 to 5 minutes to FTP a set of lyrics at that time takes me about 3 to 5 SECONDS today.

The original UWM site had lyrics for a variety of genre of songs, and "folk music" was just a small segment. I don't know what happened to the other songs that were available.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 05:50 PM

Some years back I had a computer, but not internet capability. Jerry Middaugh, a folksinging friend of mine, did, and one afternoon he presented me with a big stack of 5¼" floppies (this was a few years ago) containing copies of something he had downloaded from the internet: the Digital Tradition database. Fantastic stuff! I went berserk going through all that material!

Then, in fall of 1999 I got a new computer, subscribed to Earthlink, and started surfing the internet. One of the first things I looked for was Digital Tradition. I couldn't find it at first, but by spending sufficient time blundering around, I stumbled into Mudcat, where DT now resides. As I explored the site, I clicked on the forum link, and discovered a whole new world.

I lurked for awhile, then with sheer delight, I found Sandy Paton's name appearing on some of the threads. I knew Sandy before he left Seattle in the early Fifties, then saw him again at the 1960 Berkeley Folk Festival where he was one of the featured performers. While reading one of the threads where Sandy posted, I felt moved to toss in a comment or two of my own. I received a warm welcome from Bert, Bev and Jerry, and 'Spaw and, I've been messin' around here ever since.

The thread where I first posted.

Sorta like losing your virginity, I guess. It's pleasant and kinda weird, then after you get over the initial bewilderment, you're inclined to try it again. But you never know where it's liable to lead. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 06:41 PM

On Saturday 28 September 1996 I recorded in my journal:

Internet: Used Lynx for the first time, to look at DigiTrad.

I must have read about it on rec.music.folk. On 20 March 2001 I recorded:

Internet: Browsed the Mudcat threads.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 11:25 AM

I got here on April 8, 1998. I was looking for information about the gauges on Leadbelly's strings. I kept coming back until I got the information. I had done a pretty extensive search and Mudcat was the only place that had an answer. I read the "bluesman bios" and browsed the forum and I was hooked. Since being here I can only quote Dr. Suess: "Oh, the places you will go". I have met wonderful people on-line and in person. I have had some wonderful musical experience. Simply put it was a seminal event in my life to stumble upon the Mudcat.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Melani
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 05:11 AM

My husband, The Geek, showed it to me. Thanks, Geek.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Micca
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 06:38 AM

It's Morticias fault!!!Towersey Folk festival 1999 she had 30 pages of Lyrics to "Give me that Old tyme Religion" in an un-guarded moment I said "Thats neat where did you get them?" she told me I lurked for a month and made my first post 7 October


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,jacqui.c in Maine
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 08:49 AM

Keith A of Hertford pointed me in the direction of Mudcat about two years ago.

It is addictive and, for me, life changing 'cause here I am getting ready to get married again to another Mudcatter and move 3000 to Maine to live! I've also made a lot of good friends, some of whom I've met, through the site.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 11:48 AM

I could blame Naemanson, as he kept talking about how all the rest of us Roll & Go folks ought to check out Mudcat. I resisted for over a year before finally accessing the website; I blundered around, and actually found a song in the DT that I co-authored in 1976 called "Landlord's Lullaby." I began wondering who had posted it here and began a few guest posts. Never did find out who posted it but by that time I'd gotten hooked. I had lots of fun the first year just running down all the loose music fragments that were cluttering up my brain, and occasionally supplying lyrics to other folks.

Then when my wife and I were planning a trip to Australia, I found that I could actually encounter real Mudcat people, swap songs with them, have fun, and like I'd never have found them from the guide books. And two years later we were able to pay back Naemanson by introducing him to the Oz gang. Thanks again Bob Bolton, Margaret Walters, Jenny-o, Freda, Jack Halyard, Sandra, JennieG, for guiding us through your wonderful part of the world. And don't forget, we're willing to do the same for you in Maine.

I've also enjoyed Mudcat as a place to test new songs, or adaptations of poems as songs. There are some wonderful resource people here, and co-collaborators when it comes to bizarre topics.

But I sometimes go a whole day without checking in. So I'm not really addicted, am I?

Of course, when I got ready to post this yesterday evening, it wouldn't post but I've learned to "save" my posts!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 03:56 PM

I get here form cresby.com because it is quicker to remember. & it is set as my homepage. But then the webmeister would - wouldn't I?

self-promotion? whats that?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Azizi
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 11:26 PM

Sometime in 2002 a Mudcatter who now calls himself Q visited my website www.cocojams.com. Q then emailed me about the commentary I had written about one of the songs that was featured on that site, 'Jim Along Josie'. Q & I exchanged several emails about that song & about other African American secular slave songs. He also encouraged me to visit a folk music site called Mudcat.

Well I had started my website with the technical assistance of a friend and was very unsure of myself when it came to traveling to new places on the Internet. I can't remember if Q left a clicky or not, but I eventually found my way to Mudcat. When I got here I hadn't a clue what I was seeing so I left. But for some reason, I kept this URL.

Within another year, I had got hooked on blogging by first getting up my nerve and eventually actively posting on the wesley clark blog. When that blog was deactivated, I found myself politically disallusioned. I also found that I was addicted to blogging but without a cyberspace home.

Somehow I remembered Mudcat, and revisited this site in Sept.2004. As a result of my experiences with the wesleyclark blog, I felt more confident about posting. I lurked here for about a month, jumped into a thread in Oct 2004, and started my first thread about a month later.
Often I run into Q on the threads I post on.

I want to publicly thank you Q for alerting me to this wonderful resource. Not only have I learned a lot about folk music & different cultures within cultures, but I have also met such interesting people!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 11:33 PM

I came across it when checking out some lyrics. A link took me to the DT and then I had a look at the rest of the site. I read some of the posts and enjoyed them for the variety of opinions, ideas, reverence and irreverance, so I decide to join.

I have now met quite a few of the UK catters plus Kendall and Jacqui as well as Jacko in NZ, all greta people.

Many I only know from their cyber presence and there are some good people there too.

My only complaint is that it is adictive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 11:41 PM

Used the DT for years, before visiting the forum for lyrics/song help.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 12:55 AM

Max invited me (and DigiTrad)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 01:00 AM

Like many, I came in quest of lyrics. But I stayed for the Fine Company and Quick Humour of those who know History through Song. They are a special breed indeed.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 01:34 AM

p.j. and Dave Swan introduced me to the Mudcat in late '99. The first time I posted to the forum, I made a typo, then posted again asking if the first post could be changed! Haven't we all wished that at various times?

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Pauline L
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 02:22 AM

I'm one of the many who got here through DT. It's more than a forum. It's a great community.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 03:41 AM

I can't rightly remember if it was Morticia or Micca who lured me in here....

I've been looking for the exit too, but only so I can board it up!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 03:44 AM

It was in October 1999..... and contained something about rabbit poop. Sort of set the trend really....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 04:34 AM

Made a wrong turn outside the lunatic asylum. Still trying to escape.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 08:20 AM

Was looking for an obscure lyric in 1997, and someone from another forum told me to give this a try. Took all of 30 minutes to get it. I hung out for awhile before joining in 1998.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 09:36 AM

I've already told the story about how I built a four-wheel-drive truck for muddin' (the totally pointless "sport" of driving through mud bogs at a high rate of speed) with a Caterpiller engine in it, and how I came across the Mudcat Cafe while Googling "Mud+Cat". It's a total fabrication, but I'm stickin' with it 'cause the truth is boring.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: dwditty
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 09:51 AM

Joined back in 1997 when Mudcat was a blues site (where is Earl, anyway?). Traded some blues lyrics and have been here, more or less, ever since.

dq


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: ranger1
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 09:57 PM

Got to talking with someone at a Castlebay concert (I KNOW he must've introduced himself, but I was a bit sieve-brained that evening) and he told me about Mudcat. I checked it out, found some way cool lyrics, lots of fascinating folklore, and a bunch of BS. Gee, it's just like hanging out with a bunch of folk musicians!!! I've also made some great friends, both in the real world and in cyberspace. Think I'll stick around a bit longer...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: hilda fish
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 12:51 AM

sandra in sydney mentioned it a few times quite a while ago but thought i didn't have the time. looked a few times re lyrics and then ......... that freda underhill insisted, i say that loudly, insisted, i have a good look, not a passing through. it's only been a short time but yes, i'm hooked.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: DougR
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 12:53 AM

I was searching for the lyrics to a Scottish folk song. Didn't find them, but found the Mudcat.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Kaleea
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 01:42 AM

A jammin' buddy told me something about some "mud cat" site in the middle of a loud Irish session. Having worked in home improvments for a few years, I thought it was a piece of heavy equipment or something. Later on I was looking for some songe or tune or something, & came across it. I then remembered my bud & realized this must've been the place. That's been awhile, and I agree with ShanghaiCeltic-it's addictive! You also begin to become acquainted with folks around the world, & the planet shrinks. It's a good place to be. Thanks, 'Catters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,sandra in sydney
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 07:25 AM

hilda - I noticed a post from Wooloomooloo & couldn't think of anyone else who lived down the hill from me.

hmmmm, 25 posts in 21 days!! another freda (= addict) in the making.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 09:55 AM

Ducked in and had a look when it was mentioned in the Folk Alliance list maybe? Or another one of the folk/trad music lists or groups, though I can't recall which one.

DT has never had much of the music I'm interested in, the forum is much too Anglo and Anglo American centric and politically conservative for my tastes, so I come and go here like I do with the other folk music lists and groups I haunt now and then. They've become quite dull, compared to the mid-90s heyday of online folk forums.

I still enjoy the personalities of the group over at Arlo's board the most. Mudcat personalities the least, really. There are some truly obnoxious people around here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 10:27 AM

well, golly, Mr guest....you get a big enuf group and you'll have some obnoxious ones anywhere! Especially when it is 97% un-moderated and open to all! (I don't remember the question being "what do you dislike about the joint?") But we sure do appreciate you letting us know that we are way down your list of worthwhile places.....yessir..

Ah, for the good old days of the ancient "mid-90s"!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 11:06 AM

Sorry BillD, but there just ain't any Karelian, Tejano, zydeco music stuff around here, or near enough l'esprit de joie, not to mention new grass or new folk to keep me interested for long. That isn't the forum's fault, it's just the way it is.

I find the majoritarian (above the BS line) Britfolk and their Anglo American Britfolk "purist" wannabes to be tiresomely arrogant and stuck up as hell.

Below the line, people are nasty, cantankerous, rude, and obnoxious, yet believe themselves to be kind, generous, and for some bizarre reason, quite clever and entertaining in an Adam Sandler/American Pie sort of way, I guess. I dunno. I've just never understood the attraction factor of this place, or taken to the people here, which is why I come and go as a guest and never bothered to join as a member. Generally I come here out of boredom, and my two decade long habit of surfing the same folk sites to kill time. Not because there are fabulous people talking about fascinating things. It's a nasty bad habit, is all.

Maybe I'll make a later NY resolution to swear the place off. Maybe not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 11:19 AM

Start a thread, man. See what happens.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 11:22 AM

We sure gonnas miss your esprit d'joie, cher ami. It lightens up the place like no-body's business!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: MudGuard
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 11:57 AM

Once upon a time, when noone knew Google would come into existence, I was looking for the words of a song I had heard years before (in 1991) in a pub in Ireland (Molly Malone) with a search engine called Altavista.
As I am German and this was on my very first evening in Ireland, I had BIG difficulties understanding the words when I heard the song...

I found them here, read many messages and in April 1998 I posted my first message (under a different nickname than nowadays)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 12:57 PM

What web site would that be Martin?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: hilda fish
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 06:04 AM

Hi there Sandra from Sydney - yep in Woolloomooloo, hi there - freda blames you and I think I will too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 06:22 AM

We've decided we're going to blame Morticia.

MORTY!!!!! YOU COW!!!!!!!

Thanks.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: JennyO
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 08:31 AM

Yes Sandra, it's all your fault - you introduced me to Mudcat, I introduced freda, and now she has introduced hilda fish. It's spreading like a virus, and there is no cure..

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: number 6
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 08:52 AM

I was googling for some Son House tabs back in 10/2004. Mudcat popped up in the search. I liked what I found here. Joined.

Exceptional site, lot's of info and a good community.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: My guru always said
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 08:59 AM

I have to thank Breezy for 'doing the tell', but the rest of you for keeping me here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 10:28 AM

I found out about and started going to FSGW Open Sings in Maryland in June 2000. Since I had a repetoire of about 2 songs I could actually remember the words for, I was delighted when someone at one of my early Open Sings told me about the Mudcat Digitrad search. Seemed much too good to be true! I first used it when my father, at age 86, was going to come to an Open Sing with me, and he wanted the words for his favorite songs, "Frankie and Johnnie" and "ABDUL ABULBUL AMIR". Mudcat obliged. I was scared of the Forum, though, and didn't venture there for a couple of years more. Silly me. --Linda Goodman


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Flash Company
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 10:53 AM

It must be about a year ago, Sheila came in one day and said'I saw John the Clog in the village'.
John was an old singing friend from about 20 years ago, and in the course of the conversation he said 'Ask Brian has he looked at Mudcat'.
I looked, I was hooked! End of story.

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 12:42 PM

I fell in the back door and stayed ever since and that was over two years ago by now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Dragged In By The Cat, Takes Drugs To Stay
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 01:05 PM

Like the old saying goes: "Look what the "Cat" dragged in" and through the "Mud", no less. And the result? Just about the finest "mess" of the best folk around.

Got here by Catfish Hunting, juss an old "stick in the Mud(cat)" Some folks in the great state of Lousyanna do use sticks to hunt (poke at) "katefeesh" and miss, resulting in "stick in the mud"

Awhriver (that's Kajun for bye, simlar to the Freench "au revoir")

Ajewkayted hillbillie


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 02:30 PM

Ajewkated: You'll find a fine song or two on the subject of frog gigging in the past Song Challenges thread. Forget which one.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 03:22 PM

I'm a newbie to computers and the Net. I've had my laptop since spring of last year but didn't have the courage to go on the Net until much later. I admit that I haven't done much "surfing" since the vastness of the Internet is very intimidating.

I don't recall the particular search I launched, but it might have been "traditional music" as I was searching for contents of various songbooks. At first, I wasn't certain what I had found, so I did a bit of exploring. What really captured my interest was finding lyrics that come close to a song my maternal grandfather used to sing. But, his "Davy Crockett" has much more, stanzas that I've been researching for many years with admittedly limited resources. Now that I have the Net, perhaps I can make some headway.

After listening to the poor-quality recording I have from the Seventies, I deciphered most of Daddy Claude's lyrics though, unfortunately, some words are drowned out by background noise.

I've been doing as much reading as I can during each visit to learn more about this site. Bear with me as I make some newbie mistakes. I'm a stranger in the very strange land of the Net.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: bobad
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 04:06 PM

Well, welcome aboard MystMoonstruck. Don't worry about the newbie factor, we were all there at one time and judging by the fact that you managed to dredge up this (appropriate) thread on which to post, indicates that you have got a lot more grasp at this stage than did many of us.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: MMario
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 04:50 PM

*grin* beter grasp then many of us still do, as a matter of fact!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: artbrooks
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 05:01 PM

Welcome to Mudcat. We are an international community, with principle participation from English-speaking nations, which focuses on folk music, with major digressions into discussions on just about everything.   

I noticed on another message that you were having some trouble seeing things on the computer.   Font size on the computer itself can be adjusted by going to Start>Control Panel>Display>Appearance>Font Size and select "larger" or "largest". Unfortunately, that will not affect text size on web sites. For that, click View on your browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox), go down to "Text Size" and make a selection.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: DougR
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 01:25 PM

Looking for the lyrics of a song.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 01:35 PM

I just hung a left at cresby.com on the information highway


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 11:32 AM

I was looking for the hole in the elephants bottom!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: lady penelope
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 06:02 PM

As with many things over the years, I can say unequivacally, that it's all Micca's fault..... Cheers mate!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Amos
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 06:11 PM

As with so many quests, Mister Happy, the search ends where it began...



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Becca72
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 06:42 PM

Took a wrong turn at Albuquerque


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Peace
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 07:35 PM

"Took a left at Greenland."


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Cluin
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 08:26 PM

And my hairstyle's name is Arthur.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 08:40 PM

How did I get here?

I came in through the bathroom window.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: bobad
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 08:49 PM

I don't even know where I am.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: ragdall
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 02:17 AM

I was looking for lyrics to a song. Google brought me here.

One reason I joined this site was that the discussions by interesting and mature people here are a welcome change from discussions on sites I oversee.

rags


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Cluin
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 11:59 PM

he he he

you said "rags"


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 12:40 AM

I was looking for lyrics....before google existed...I think I yahooed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Riginslinger
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 11:45 PM

Was trying to find the origins of the Irish song, "The Orange and the Green." I can remember it fromt he 1950's but everybody insists it originated in 1972. I'm still looking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 11:29 PM

I turned left at the psych ward and found myself here.


That's sort of true. I found Mudcat entirely by accident while I was looking for something else.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 12:54 AM

Was that at the Neal Young Center for the Terminally Screwed? Who was on duty? Spaw? Amos? LeeJ?*bg*


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 06:27 AM

I think if you are interested in folk music, Mudcat will keep coming up in the searches - it would take a very determined soul to keep his snout out totally.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: billybob
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 06:33 AM

Dave Bryant told me, bless him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 10:11 AM

I dunno. One day I woke up, opened my eyes, and here I was!

Actually, I blame Sandra in Sydney. It's all her fault.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 08:47 PM

Kat,
It was the Jay Leno Home for Wayward Turnips.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 11:40 PM

Hahaha! Goodonya, Stephen!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: olddude
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:05 AM

I had a dream I was in Hell
opened my eyes and there it was LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:34 AM

I was at the Rochester Sweeps singing at session in the Good Intent. Essex Girl introduced herself to me, invited me to her June BBQ and said that I should join Mudcat, so I did.

I told her that I would join under the name of VirginiaTam (combination of the state I am from and my first name).


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:59 AM

An old friend called JETS now deceased told me about it.


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From: s&r
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 12:42 PM

I bought a T shirt and Googled the name


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 01:37 PM

I cant remember, I think I lost my way, but thanks for the memory.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 01:41 PM

I can't remember! Seems like forever. The earliest mention in my journal is 20 March 2001 ("Browsed the Mudcat threads"), and I signed up on 28 April 2001.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 04:34 PM

Bad companions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 04:42 PM

'second star to the right, and straight on till morning.'


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 04:50 PM

Got into some email conversation with Jeri. I think from a subject in rec.music.celtic in 1999


I may have drifted here before but that was the event that got me trying to read and take an interest here. It did not turn out at times (and not that I am without blame on some things) the happiest place for me which is part the reason I post as Guest these days - I've no desire to be involved in PMs but events like folkinfo blowing up, feeling a need to announce here then finding a thread that interests me and wanting to join in have funny ways of drawing me back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 07:13 PM

Not to mention a misspent youth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Amos
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 08:02 PM

Where IS here, anyway?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: gnu
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 08:11 PM

There it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: olddude
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 08:14 PM

It was my penance for a life of drinkin and whorin


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 08:52 PM

I'm stickin' with my '04 story... No whorin' involved... Maybe a little drenkin'...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:18 PM

We're glad of it, too, Jon. Nice to *see* you amongst the silver and golden threads.:-)

My dad asked me to find some lyrics in Dec. 1998. Been here ever since, my lord, it's almost twelve years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:43 PM

Thanks kat. As you know we once fell out and did not understand one another but I think and hope that with the twists and turns of life we did wind up as friends.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:51 PM

That's what I remember and hope, too, Jon. I've certainly thought of you as a friend for many years now. You always come to mind when I wear the carnelian necklace you made and put in the auction which my sister won AND when I look at and handle the tumbled stones you sent from the beach. I love them. I think I mentioned, Night Owl asks after you every now and then. She and I still have such good memories of late night HearMe sessions with you dazzling us with your talent and ability. The HearMe sessions got her through some awfully dark nights after the house fire and all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 12:05 AM

Drifting but are you still in touch with Night 'Owl?

Have not played with a stone in years but I still enjoy the look of a piece of carnelian or a lapis lazuli or a rose quartz or a bit of agate...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 12:15 AM

Oh and kat, my fave remains malachite.


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From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 12:53 AM

I talk to her almost every day. She's caring for her very live-wired 100 year old mother and pitching in for her 98 yr old aunt, too!

I love them, but I think carnelian is still my fav. though amethyst and malachite AND lapis are also right up there. I love the combo of amber, turquoise, and amethyst.

Sorry for the drift, folks. It's old home week at the Mudcat.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 01:02 AM

OK I understand you with stones but please send my love to night owl.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 01:05 AM

Ultimately, I guess it was the result of a night of passion between my mother and my father. Contrary to the opinion of some, they were indeed married at that time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 01:58 AM

Like so many above ~~ googled a lyric; found the DT; found the 'Cat ~~ & had one of those "Wow, where has this been all my life!?!" moments...

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 05:03 AM

Well my last post is not strictly true... I joined properly in May 2008 because of EssexGirl. But I have wandered in before under guest poetspider looking for lyrics and earliest visit was in 1998 or 99 when AllanC who worked at the same community college invited me to check out a recording of him on Mudcat radio. That is going way way back.

So does that make me Mudcat old timer?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 08:06 AM

I was searching for information on mandolins and came across it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 06:18 PM

A local performer who became a Facebook Friend would post information about others. One time I asked her how she knew who had passed away before I'd heard it from other sources. She said, "Mudcat." I had to find out what that was. For a while I just dropped in occasionally to read posts. Then I felt compelled to comment on a few threads, so I became GUEST, Janet. Finally I realized I was totally hooked, but when I tried to become a member there was a technical problem. A few weeks later I saw that Joe had created an alternate way to register, so I did.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 06:34 PM

I think it was a tranporter malfunction together with a temporal anomaly - ask Harvey - he wasn't there either.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 07:08 PM

I came on the bus.... :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: C-flat
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 04:15 AM

I was looking for information on a steel-strung Manuel Rodriguez guitar and ended up asking the question here.
Got a prompt and informed reply and 10 years later I find I'm still lurking around.
Never been a prolific poster but a keen spectator nevertheless.
C-flat


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 04:29 AM

I had heard someone mention about Mudcats a while back but didn't venture because I didn't think I knew enough about folk apart from the things I had always liked to take a look. Then a few months ago I came across it (at work) when looking for something more to do with Folk Rock really I was looking to see what Lindisfarne was doing now. Anyway I saw Mudcats and clicked on and was surprised to see that it wasn't 'firewalled' hey hey. The funny thing is although I don't know anyone physically I imagine what everyone looks like and I am getting to know the personalities of different people which is also interesting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Crowhugger
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 04:09 PM

Now I can't remember whether it was Willie-O or people from Greenbank (ON) folk/blues jams or from The Woods that first pointed me to Mudcat. All were an active part of my life around the same couple of years when I was getting back into playing after a hiatus due to an exhausting day job. Though I don't post consistently, it's been my home page for at least a decade.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat - how did you get here?
From: Hollowfox
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 10:38 PM

Mymymy, how'd I miss this thread all these years? It all started (mumble) years ago when I was just starting to play around on the 'net. I stumbled on Mike Harding's Green Man site, so naturally I searched for the Folk Legacy website to let them know about it. (The Folk Legacy folks are old friends.) Sandy emailed back and said "You should get on the Mudcat. We need you." That silver-tongued devil. He knew exactly the right thing to say to a librarian. I was a bit leery of forums and suchlike, knowing that when a group of people gather to talk about just one thing, pomposity, power plays, and group politics raise their ugly heads. I thought I'd just lurk for a while, and on my first visit I found myself answering a question and becoming a regular. the fact that I already knew some of the members in the flesh helped.


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