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05 Jan 08 - 09:54 AM (#2228975)
Subject: MySpace
From: Les in Chorlton

I have just discovered the utter joy of MySpace and, strike me, one of the first friends I bump into is The Duncan MacFarlanes! Tunes and all, Botany Bay as live and type.

http://www.myspace.com/theduncanmcfarlaneband

http://www.myspace.com/theduncanmcfarlaneband

I guess all the Folk world is in MySpace?


05 Jan 08 - 09:56 AM (#2228976)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Tim Leaning

Not all mate but there are a lot of People worth giving a listen on there.


05 Jan 08 - 10:45 AM (#2229006)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: JedMarum

It's been a good place for folk musicians. I'm there too:
My music profile
My Irish/Texas project
My US Civil War project
My Label projects (just a place holder for now).


05 Jan 08 - 11:25 AM (#2229034)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST

http://www.myspace.com/greatwhiterecordsltd

Myspace isn't always great


05 Jan 08 - 11:29 AM (#2229040)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Villan

Here you go, here s a few good links

Some cracking good links here

Les Worrall


05 Jan 08 - 12:07 PM (#2229064)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Fidjit

Me too Les.

Chas


05 Jan 08 - 01:05 PM (#2229107)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Villan

Hi Chas Hope you are OK :-)

Les


05 Jan 08 - 01:08 PM (#2229110)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's Apprentice

John Kirkpatrick is doing just fine without a Myspace space...just an observation :-)


05 Jan 08 - 01:10 PM (#2229111)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jim Lad

Des Jas Vous all over again!
http://www.myspace.com/folksingerjim


05 Jan 08 - 01:12 PM (#2229113)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Villan

>>John Kirkpatrick is doing just fine without a Myspace space...just an observation :-) <<

Is that more to do with him being a computer dinasour ????? :-)


05 Jan 08 - 01:24 PM (#2229121)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Sandman

I am a computer Tyrannosaurus Rex,but I am there at my space.Iam also at youtube dickmilesmusic,andhttp://www.dickmiles.com


05 Jan 08 - 02:05 PM (#2229165)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: DannyC

The wife and I (along with some friends) have recently uploaded a bunch of material here:

http://www.myspace.com/liamsfancy


05 Jan 08 - 02:09 PM (#2229172)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: the lemonade lady

Wow brilliant, someone with some sence. I absolutely hate facebook and love myspace. Come and be my friend.

Sal

Here we go then

Why does it never work for me?

www.myspace.com/sallystamford


05 Jan 08 - 02:10 PM (#2229173)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: the lemonade lady

Here we go then


05 Jan 08 - 02:15 PM (#2229182)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: muppitz

I'm on myspace but in three different guises!
Myspace is more of a serious outlet and gives you a chance to be a little creative, I think facebook is just pure daftness but as long as you can get past all of the people who want to turn you into a zombie/vampire/pirate...... etc, you might be ok!

muppitz
x


05 Jan 08 - 02:18 PM (#2229186)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,The Mole Catchers Apprentice

>>John Kirkpatrick is doing just fine without a Myspace space...just an observation :-) <<
well he does warn you that it takes him forever to answer an
e-mail.....and looking at his gig list one can understand why..so I think him not having a myspace space has much to do with more to do with being kept busy playing.


05 Jan 08 - 02:27 PM (#2229196)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Sandman

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=265537241


05 Jan 08 - 02:34 PM (#2229204)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Les in Chorlton

Dick,

nice version of Just as the tide was flowing and a lean, mean site I think?

Thanks to all the others above for much good advice!


05 Jan 08 - 02:42 PM (#2229208)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Brian Peters

I finally got round to setting a profile up a few days ago, and here it is. There are indeed a lot of good people on there.

All offers of friendship seriously considered.


05 Jan 08 - 03:26 PM (#2229251)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Villan

Brian
Hmmm
I do like The Gallant Poacher very much
Les Worrall


05 Jan 08 - 04:08 PM (#2229288)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Sandman

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=265537241
   I hope I have created a working link .


05 Jan 08 - 04:20 PM (#2229303)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Anne Lister

I'm there too ....here


05 Jan 08 - 04:22 PM (#2229305)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Villan

I know :-)


05 Jan 08 - 07:18 PM (#2229406)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Rabbi-Sol

I am there too.

www.myspace.com/borderlinefolk

                                                       SOL


05 Jan 08 - 07:27 PM (#2229409)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: stallion

we are here


06 Jan 08 - 06:35 AM (#2229608)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Brian Peters

Ah, the power of Mudcat - a pile of "adds" waiting for me on Myspace this morning. Nice to know what some of you look / sound like. Thanks Villan for kind remarks.


06 Jan 08 - 07:00 AM (#2229622)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jack Blandiver

Here's me...

http://www.myspace.com/sedayne


06 Jan 08 - 08:02 AM (#2229634)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST

well, while we're at it:

www.myspace.com/matthewradmoremilton


06 Jan 08 - 08:22 AM (#2229638)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: treewind

us too
www.myspace.com/maryanahata

Mary Humphreys and Anahata


06 Jan 08 - 09:11 AM (#2229652)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Arnie Naiman

Here I am
http://www.myspace.com/raggedbutright


06 Jan 08 - 09:18 AM (#2229655)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,martin ellison

http://www.myspace.com/martinellison

me too


06 Jan 08 - 09:31 AM (#2229659)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Phil Cooper

One of my musical guises is also on myspace. Am getting one set up for Cooper & Nelson shortly.


   http://www.myspace.com/februaryskyfolk


06 Jan 08 - 10:05 AM (#2229670)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

Hi Kids!: My name is, well, Bob. Just like you see above. Saying Good Day to all from Montreal, Canada. My Folk roots go back to Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. in the 60's, and The Yellow Door Coffeehouse in Montreal. I saw this link, so I've sent a Friend Req. to as many on this thread as I could find. While what you'll hear on my myspace profile isn't exactly what you'd call Folk, there's a soft spot in my heart for the art form...Wish everybody well, and I hope this connection will help get your music heard by the world, which, as you begin to explore myspace...Is a BIG place...Cheers...bob

http://www.myspace.com/bobryszkiewicz


06 Jan 08 - 10:39 AM (#2229686)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Surreysinger

I suppose I ought to say "Me too" as well! In schizophrenic guises, firstly as myself at
this place and then at this other place with Keith Kendrick and Ralphie (of this parish) and details of the show about Lucy Broadwood that we're getting together for later on this year.

As you say Brian, nice to see and hear what others on here look and sound like ... so bye bye visual and audio anonymity! (Although I suppose there would be no point in being on MySpace if that was what you were after *LOL* )


06 Jan 08 - 11:00 AM (#2229699)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: BusyBee Paul

As we're all coming out of the closet:

www.myspace.com/deirdrespeed

And I'm not even going to attempt to turn it blue.......:-)

Deirdre aka BBP


06 Jan 08 - 11:11 AM (#2229704)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: treewind

Me again, with band: Fendragon on MySpace

Anahata


06 Jan 08 - 11:44 AM (#2229718)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Rockhen

Me, too. Please say hi, and I would love to add any Mudcatters as Friends, particularly if local to the Lincolnshire area, UK.
Rockhen's myspace
Helian Keys

The Wild Wolds Women


06 Jan 08 - 11:45 AM (#2229719)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Banjiman

If everyone else is doing it!


Wendy Arrowsmith


Paul arrowsmith


06 Jan 08 - 11:49 AM (#2229724)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Banjiman

http://www.myspace.com/kirkbyfleethamfolkclub

Somehow this one didn't come through!


06 Jan 08 - 04:38 PM (#2229868)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST, Tom Bliss

Some good Friends here at least! :-)


06 Jan 08 - 04:49 PM (#2229873)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Brendy

I'll be doing a page on myspace, I think, for our Annual Festival in Denmark, in time for this year's extravaganza.

... so many things to do....
;-)

B.


06 Jan 08 - 05:08 PM (#2229888)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Gene Burton

What an excellent idea (chuckle!)

http://www.myspace.com/geneburtonmusic


06 Jan 08 - 05:43 PM (#2229914)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Judy Dyble

Ahem! Sorry! Blatant self promotion!

www.myspace.com/judydyble


06 Jan 08 - 08:15 PM (#2230018)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss

Hey Judy - if you can't who can! Tom


07 Jan 08 - 07:05 AM (#2230207)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Villan

There you go Judy

www.myspace.com/judydyble

Les Worrall


07 Jan 08 - 07:13 AM (#2230211)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Judy Dyble

Thank you Les, I always get that wrong. One day I'll catch up with technology.....


07 Jan 08 - 07:27 AM (#2230214)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GerryMc


if ya can't beat 'em, join 'em

Gerry :-)


07 Jan 08 - 08:39 AM (#2230251)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Villan

Come to sunny Faldingworth :-)
http://www.myspace.com/faldingworthlive


07 Jan 08 - 09:22 AM (#2230279)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: JamesBerriman

Me too :-)

James Berriman


07 Jan 08 - 09:26 AM (#2230281)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: dwditty

Posted a couple of live tunes - acoustic guitar, vocal, sax/flute.

www.myspace.com/dwditty

dw


07 Jan 08 - 09:55 AM (#2230296)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Fidjit

Just updated my MYSpace with topical song from my up and coming CD.

More Scratches on the Surface

Chas


07 Jan 08 - 10:05 AM (#2230304)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Les in Chorlton

I think it's great the way MySpace has helped us put names to faces on Mudcat. Maybe I will have to be more polite in future?


07 Jan 08 - 10:20 AM (#2230310)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Kara

and him


07 Jan 08 - 10:49 AM (#2230335)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: HipflaskAndy

HipflaskAndy (a nom de plume seemed the order of the day when I signed on here originally)
has a 'band' myspace at...
The Duncan McFarlane Band

...which has giglists (solo & band), photos, free downloads and links to a myriad of fine folk artistes

...and also has a 'solo' myspace at...
Duncan McFarlane
...which, whilst it serves merely as a point of re-direction to the 'other' site
(to aid those 'searching')
- is also useful to park six more tracks on! (solo, not band).


07 Jan 08 - 03:04 PM (#2230499)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Saro

And CMR can be found at http://www.myspace.com/craigmorganrobson . Not a lot of information on there, but you can listen to a couple of songs!
Saro


07 Jan 08 - 03:37 PM (#2230525)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Barbara Shaw

Here's the ShoreGrass myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/shoregrass

And the link to the other myspace thread on mudcat:
thread.cfm?threadid=100763&messages=142

And the link to the Friends of Mudcat group on myspace:
http://groups.myspace.com/mudcat


07 Jan 08 - 03:40 PM (#2230528)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Kim C

Here's our page.


07 Jan 08 - 04:07 PM (#2230545)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)

Not a musician or anything that interesting - an my page desperately needs modernising... but here I am and you can even read a couple of chapters of my unpublished (and possibly unpublishable!) novel: Nigel's Myspace

Cheers

Nigel


07 Jan 08 - 04:49 PM (#2230589)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: smurf

As the wonderful Mr McNeice said earlier
If ya cant beat 'em ,,, join 'em (or get a bigger stick)


08 Jan 08 - 01:52 AM (#2230899)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: harpmolly

I didn't get a Myspace Music page, as I have no mp3s to post yet, but I did manage to embed a few harp vids on my regular page. :)

Molly


08 Jan 08 - 04:16 AM (#2230926)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: the lemonade lady

Hey, Mole Catcher, Mr. K is busy it's true, and as he's been around before the age of Myspace he doesn't feel the need for one I suppose, but Benji has one and I dare say his other kids do too if we look; Face Book (hawk spit) as well I think.

My question is...Are we all part of a big Myspace family?
Aren't we performers looking for places to strut our stuff?
Can we not help each other find places to do just that?
What are we actually here for?
We keep advertising on each other's pages but does it get us anywhere?

According to the comments on my page, for instance, I'm not half bad but when I ask festival Myspace members to consider me, I get no response at all apart from an automated message which shows they didn't actually look at my page but just clicked "approve" when asked to be a friend. The folk clubs have been helpful tho, cos I think they are run by like minded, thinking people.

So my question is... Does Myspace work for the performer? Could we have a Myspace UK gathering like www.mudcat.org when we meet up at fests? I'm told that there is a Myspace concert at Fylde Fest.

Sal


08 Jan 08 - 09:59 AM (#2231113)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: stallion

Weeeell, I look at them all I don't approve them all but I am not so good with it so haven't really got the hang of sending messages. I totally agree with sal on the gig business but I do understand that bums on seats what's counts and someone without a track record is not guaranteed to do that so there is no alternative other than to build it unless your surname is Copper or Waterson and then you do get a leg up but then pedigree will out and they do not disappoint, haven't heard of a son of milk cart horse running in the Derby but some pop star had a 3000 horse run in the guineas, might even have won it. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary but it would be nice to be invited to some different places, go on, go on, go on, take a risk, go on, go on.

Peter


08 Jan 08 - 10:20 AM (#2231125)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Banjiman

Pete,

You've already reached the pinnacle........you're on at Kirkby Fleetham Folk Club!

See you soon.

Paul


08 Jan 08 - 10:41 AM (#2231141)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Fidjit

Nah Sal and Peter. Get your handbags out. you have to solicit.

Chas


08 Jan 08 - 10:41 AM (#2231143)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Les in Chorlton

I think it is a brilliant way to discover music and find out where I can hear it live.

Cheers

Les


08 Jan 08 - 10:53 AM (#2231150)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: stallion

Ah Paulo of the pig skin and strings, you are of course right about KFC (it's finger pickin good) really lookin forward to it but you already knew us ( not in the biblical sense, for all the people who might wonder!) maybe myspace might open it up, having said that our cd took just over three hours to record and about eight hours to clean up and is, to all intents and purposes, a live recording in a studio warts and all so what you hear is what you get, more or less. Some people take weeks to edit and chew them about, I think there are some excellent pieces of work about but ours was only intended as a snapshot of what we were doing at the time. So how reliable can the recordings on myspace be as an indicator of a live performance, I actually think we come over better live but then it is because I enjoy it more. See ya soon
cheers
Pete


08 Jan 08 - 11:08 AM (#2231163)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Banjiman

In all seriousness, Sal does make some points. MySpace (and to some extent Mudcat) has been an excellent way of;

a/ Making contact with people to arrange Gigs for Wendy (Arrowsmith-it helps that the product is good. Bias, me?)

and b/ Acts making contact with me for bookings at KFFC. I have booked some act (e.g. The Hut People) on the strength of what I've heard on MySpace.

In terms of getting gigs....most (but not all...you know who you are!) folk club organisers are pretty good at responding (even if to say no!). The same is true of multi act "acoustic night" organisers...and pubs who promote their own folk music gigs.

In my (admittedly limited) experience festival organisers are far, far worse at responding (even to say no!) however they are contacted...it's not unique to MySpace.

Paul


08 Jan 08 - 11:31 AM (#2231184)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Fidjit

I agreee Paul.

Of the seven festivals I contacted in the late Autumn. Only three responded. One definative no. The other an Ok, but the dates that i'll be over didn't suit. The third. Was a wait and see. I'm still waiting. (I know it's early days yet) Although I see that their list is alomost complete.
Of the other six festivals I contacted in December. I've not heard anything. I think December is too late.

Of the return envelopes I sent with the Cd etc. None have been returned. I wasn't really expecting any respons either. 'cos I know that you have to be in the right place at the right time to get anything.

Early days yet. Only been at it 40 years.

Chas


08 Jan 08 - 12:32 PM (#2231222)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jim Lad

"We keep advertising on each other's pages but does it get us anywhere?"

Nope!
I do get the occasional private message from folks in the industry but other than that, it's a general friendship that I find and happen to enjoy.
It has become my entertainment though. I'd rather scan through my friends and listen to them than turn on the radio. Wait a coll darn minute... by golly.... I guess it does work then!
Cheers!
Jim


08 Jan 08 - 01:25 PM (#2231264)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

Hi Kids: From my viewpoint, myspace teaches us, or rather inspires us, to break free of limitations. With 7,000,000 bands and counting, 218,310,249 people in the network and counting, there is little point in waiting for something to happen. It's D.I.Y. "do it yourself"...
What if , for example, there were a university in Texas, willing to have authentic music from the U.K. as part of the curriculum? And say, 4 or 5 acts could present a "Mini Folk Festival?"
Would you go? Would you be willing to do the organizational work necessary to contact that university, or group of high schools in Texas and tell them you will do the most authentic U.K. music show they will ever see? Just by being yourselves. Do you have what it takes to INITIATE that action? Are you a DOER?
I see little point in clamouring for gigs in the same locale and doing what is comfortable and familiar. The whole POINT of myspace is to broaden your horizons. And it is Y.O.U. that must do the WORK to put it together, as staring at a computer screen waiting for something to happen won't do it.
What if there is a film being shot, by an unknown, highly creative filmmaker that could really use the songs you sing? How do you find each other? The answer lies in being pro-active, by having faith that what you do is worthwhile, and by REACHING OUT. And I don't mean a cursory mouseclick to approve a friend req. from someone you don't even know, Or, whose genre of music you might not even LIKE.
Your success as artists is limited only by your imagination. Not only in the music you perform, but in new creative ways to get it to new audiences. And isn't that just about the same as the folksingers of old did with what they had? What would they have done, having the luxury of the internet? They would not have sat on their hands and wait for somebody to gimme.
The potential of myspace is unlimited, and yet it is but one tool. But WHAT a tool!
The same process is in effect when you couldn't find employment. What to do? Start your own business! And they don't call it show BUSINESS for nothing...
This is why, after sending in excess of 30,000 emails, having 19,711 profile views, 15,743 plays, and 8931 friends(God Bless 'em, each and every one. Thanks) I am currently working on producing my own film. You will see my album, "The Ghost of Elvis"(Happy Birthday Elvis, Jan. 8) on Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, Sony Connect, Napster, GroupieTunes and Virgin Digital. With a new one in the works...
Friends, the music industry is changing right under your feet. The time is now. What will you do? Be your own festival. Be your own folk club. Be your own best friend and promote yourselves in new, creative ways..
Bless...
bob


08 Jan 08 - 01:39 PM (#2231279)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Fidjit

Right Bob its a tool use it.

I find it great to send around to everyone. Not just folk clubs and festivals. Better than a demo cd. And certainly cheaper.

If they want to get in touch they will.

We are at least out there.

Chas


08 Jan 08 - 01:48 PM (#2231287)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: SouthernCelt

Well, looks like a lot of Mudcatters are also MySpacers...and I'm no exception. MySpace's main drawback is that it's addictive and will consume your whole day if you let it. Some great folks on there though.

My pages:

My personal page -- SouthernCelt

(Visit this one to check out all my lovely Celtic female friends -- considering my age vs. theirs I guess I'm a father figure ;-| .)

My music-oriented page -- SouthernCelt: the Music

SC


08 Jan 08 - 02:16 PM (#2231319)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jim Lad

Actually, I joined you because you're sexy.

"Shure Stand" would make a fine crossover motto. No?


08 Jan 08 - 02:41 PM (#2231341)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

Hi Kids: F.Y.I. / Tom Anderson, Founder of Myspace - The Interview on YouTube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yWpnto-hqQ

bob


08 Jan 08 - 02:54 PM (#2231359)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Les in Chorlton

Ok, I think it's time some people just settled down and did some scales!


08 Jan 08 - 02:55 PM (#2231363)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

Les: Doing scales with the other hand...
bob


08 Jan 08 - 03:13 PM (#2231376)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Les in Chorlton

OK, I believe you just this once


08 Jan 08 - 04:40 PM (#2231455)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Surreysinger

Doing scales with both hands on the concertina while reading this thread through .... well, sort of.... [grins]


08 Jan 08 - 08:08 PM (#2231606)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

Hi Kids: Sorry Les. I've never been one of those "settled down" kind of people...

DRAFT:    University of North Texas
                   Kelley Reese
                   Director of University Relations and Communications
                   ATTN: Faculty of Music
                   email: kreese@unt.ed
                   phone: (940) 565-3993

Dear Ms Reese: We are a group of Folk musicians based primarily in the U.K. and are members of a thread-generating forum called The Mudcat Cafe. Our backgrounds are as diverse as our music. We are making this exploratory contact with you to see if there is interest at The University of North Texas to have members of our group come to the U.S. to play in a festival-like atmosphere for the students. This will provide a once in a lifetime experience of authentic traditional music from the U.K. The students will be able to meet & greet the musicians as well as sing along. This will provide a wonderful opportunity for your music faculty to explore this historically rich music genre. Many of us have just begun to create profiles on myspace, and with your permission, we can email you some profiles for your consideration. If you are willing to begin a dialogue with our organization, we would be pleased to discuss funding and logistics. Thank You for taking the time to read this and we look forward to your response.

Best Wishes, The Mudcat Organizing Committee...

http://www.unt.edu/

Well Mudcatters, here we are at the crossroads, the place where fortune might favour the bold. Or you could choose the more comfortable path of familiarity, and return to the Pubs and Folk Clubs. And of course, continue focusing on what can't be done. For I guarantee you that if you do so, "that it can't be done" will be the outcome. Will you get turned down? Maybe. Or perhaps the lengendary British spirit of Richard the Lionhearted, Sir Lancelot, "Her Majesty's Secret Service", The Royal Navy, and all that is good that comes from Buckingham Palace will rise up within you, and you'll "give it a go..."

This is about as much as I can do as I must continue with my projects. The rest is up for discussion between yourselves. It might take many tries. But. It is DO-able...

Good Luck...

bob

Written in the spirit of love and respect, and hope that the world will get to hear your music...And I know it's none of my business, and I apologize for that...


09 Jan 08 - 03:35 PM (#2232372)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,reggie miles

Hey bob, that was a great pep talk a few posts ago. You're certainly correct about the potential. It's unlimited. It also requires a great deal of work and know how. To even just begin to explore this single site (MySpace) it can easily take an enormous amount of time and energy out of a person's daily schedule and that's not even considering the many other sites there are out there to explore or how many more that may arise while you're looking around. The web is getting thick with them and each has the same potential to be a great stepping stone to establish yourself and your particular pursuit(s).

I admire your very proactive approach. It takes vision and persistence in every field of endeavor in order to succeed in reaching the personal goals we each set for ourselves.

All the best to you


09 Jan 08 - 03:40 PM (#2232392)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,reggie miles

I can't recall if I've already contributed my site's link to any of the threads on this subject.

Here you go

http://www.myspace.com/reggiemiles


09 Jan 08 - 06:20 PM (#2232531)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

Thanks for the kind words reggie. It's just that I've checked out a lot of these musicians and it would be a shame not to even try. And yes, it does take a lot of organization, work and tenacity. But did anything that was ever great come easy? If it did, everybody would be doing it. This is why the great ones are on the world stage, and the others are in the audience...
bob


09 Jan 08 - 07:36 PM (#2232578)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jim Lad

Yes


12 Jan 08 - 12:11 PM (#2234749)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jim Lad

Walkaboutsverse


12 Jan 08 - 12:27 PM (#2234761)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: bankley

yeah , but you know that things are bleak when most of your friends on Myspace are dead.....



just a joke in a minor key....   go get 'em Bob !


13 Jan 08 - 06:57 AM (#2235272)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Sttaw Legend

Here is our myspace for you to have a listen

harriWattsband
Cheers


13 Jan 08 - 12:23 PM (#2235421)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST

Surreysinger told me about this thread and I thought it was probably about time I made a posting so here we are

http://www.myspace.com/davidsteptoe


13 Jan 08 - 12:26 PM (#2235425)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: the lemonade lady

Fidjit: "Of the other six festivals I contacted in December. I've not heard anything. I think December is too late." Surely if December is too late for 2008 isn't it nice and early for 2009??

What do you think of this idea?

Sal


13 Jan 08 - 12:32 PM (#2235433)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Vic Smith

Three of mine:-

The Sussex Pistols


Jali Sherrifo Konteh from The Gambia


Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes, East Sussex


13 Jan 08 - 12:35 PM (#2235439)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Banjiman

Sal,

I like the idea a lot...if nothing is happening for you...make it happen. KFFC started on the same basis.

I'm off to invite Leominster virtual club to be my friend now!

Paul


13 Jan 08 - 02:04 PM (#2235512)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Gene Burton

Just like to say lyrics as well as tracks are now up on mine, in case anyone's interested...Oh, go on...you won't live to regret it (snicker)


13 Jan 08 - 02:51 PM (#2235553)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Fidjit

I'm with you Sal

Chas


13 Jan 08 - 04:49 PM (#2235646)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Sue

ohhh bejaysus....may as well put it on this thread too!! :)

...me 'n' my band...
http://www.myspace.com/pinkfroot

Sue


14 Jan 08 - 11:38 AM (#2236168)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Fidjit

Just updated my MYSpace site with some of myWaterclours and Ceramics
for your perusal.

Positve criticsm welcomed.

Chas


14 Jan 08 - 07:35 PM (#2236528)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Surreysinger

The Wigmore FC sounds a good idea - but I wonder why she says there are no folk clubs in Herefordshire - the last I heard there was one in Much Marcle ,and certainly one in Ledbury - don't know about the rest of the county though!!


15 Jan 08 - 04:01 PM (#2237199)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Brendy

I've been looking around a few of the MySpace sites, above, and I notice that it is possible to make a site for Folk Clubs, and Festivals, etc. I have tried to sign up for a Folk Club/Festival site at MySpace, but only seem to get the option to sign up as a 'musician' or 'person'

Since a Festival doesn't have a gender, etc, can anyone point me to how I can register as a Club?
I've read through the online Help, but unless I'm totally missing something obvious, I can't find how one does this.

B.


15 Jan 08 - 04:15 PM (#2237211)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Banjiman

Brendy,

Just register as a musician, that way you can upload MP3s from your performers.......that is what most of us have done.

Drop me a PM if you get stuck at all.

Cheers

Paul


15 Jan 08 - 04:26 PM (#2237222)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Brendy

Ok, I'll give it a try. Thanks Paul..

B.


15 Jan 08 - 04:37 PM (#2237229)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: RTim

Hi All,
I am trying to set up a site so I can list a few of my songs, etc.
I have successfully set up the text info, but am having trouble adding my music.
When I try and sign-up as a musician (having already set up a page without music) it asks me to input an e-mail adddres, then when I put mine in - it says its already used!!
Do I have to scrap it all and start again - As a musician?

Help!
Tim Radford


15 Jan 08 - 04:40 PM (#2237236)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: The Sandman

1oo.


15 Jan 08 - 04:51 PM (#2237249)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Brendy

Well done, sir

B.


15 Jan 08 - 05:01 PM (#2237260)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Banjiman

RTim,

I found that never mind trying to scrap it, you need to set up a new email address or MySpace will not accept it.

Paul


15 Jan 08 - 06:26 PM (#2237317)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Fidjit

Then you can ask them to scrap the first one, but that takes them ages to do

chas


15 Jan 08 - 07:31 PM (#2237348)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: SouthernCelt

If you want to keep both pages (I have two, one personal, one music) get a free e-mail address on Yahoo, Google or one of the other search engines that allows free sign-up, then use that as your primary e-mail for setting up the new page. That's the simplest thing to do. People who message you from the site will do so within MySpace and won't know your e-mail address unless you allow them to see it.

SC


15 Jan 08 - 10:06 PM (#2237428)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jim Lad

I've stuck a couple of new songs on mine.
If we're not already friends, be sure to invite me.


16 Jan 08 - 01:05 PM (#2237789)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Surreysinger

Yup - I'll agree to some of the above comments - you can't have two MySpace pages using the same email address - so I use my two freebies on hotmail and Yahoo for the purposes (two separate music accounts - one for me, and one set up for the new show ). I originally had a "vanilla" non-music space, and eventually got to transfer the email address across to the second music space (but only after the non-music one had been completely closed down)


17 Jan 08 - 07:48 AM (#2238300)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley

you can find us (Barnsley Folk and Acoustic Night aka Barnsley Folk Club) herehttp://www.myspace.com/barnsleyfolkclub from whence you can find Padgett and myself


I'd echo the comments above - myspace is a useful tool - you have to put work in to get results out- most strangers will accept a friendship request so you have to post bulletins, write blogs, leave comments etc to remind them that you are still there (without becoming a pest!)

Sarah x


17 Jan 08 - 11:47 AM (#2238476)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,John Down South

I put a picture of our band on myspace and it came out upside down and I cannot figure out how to correct it!


17 Jan 08 - 12:10 PM (#2238501)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

John down south: A bit of a guess on my part, but there should be a "rotate" function in the photo app. on your hard drive. Did you scan the photo? Maybe there. If you took the all digital route, go to the source and check the camera. The App in Mac is iPhoto. Test the Jpeg you create, to ensure it's upright, and upload to myspace. I don't think the problem is at myspace's end, but I'm not an expert...
bob


17 Jan 08 - 12:18 PM (#2238517)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,John Down South

Bob,
    I will try your suggestion then. Delete existing photo. Go back to WINDOWS Imaging. Re-orientate photo. Up-load anew. I shall try right now.
                                                Many Thanks ,
                                                   John


17 Jan 08 - 03:25 PM (#2238681)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Gene Burton

New: POETRY/amateurish juvenilia-delete as appropriate (on the blog bit)
http://www.myspace.com/geneburtonmusic


24 Mar 08 - 03:58 PM (#2296710)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Phil Cooper

Margaret and I just put up a myspace page. http://www.myspace.com/cooperandnelson I've had bad luck with making a blue clicky in the past.


24 Mar 08 - 04:47 PM (#2296751)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

Hey Phil: Whatcha talkin' about? Your luck is just fine...
http://www.myspace.com/cooperandnelson

bob


24 Mar 08 - 06:14 PM (#2296815)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Brakn

Have recently done Myspace and stuck up these songs
Star Of The County Down
My Old Sligo Home
Galway Bay(Fahey)
The Town Of Dundalk
The Rocks Of Bawn


http://www.myspace.com/michaelbracken

regards
Michael (Bracken)


24 Mar 08 - 07:04 PM (#2296849)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: the lemonade lady

son of the computer dinosaur?

sal


24 Mar 08 - 11:10 PM (#2296994)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Phil Cooper

Thanks, Bob.


25 Mar 08 - 05:51 AM (#2297087)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Kevin Sheils

I'm at www.myspace.com/kevinsheils but not always quick at checking messages etc there, bit like mudcat I suppose!


25 Mar 08 - 07:00 AM (#2297111)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: kimsky

Hi guys - I can still be found here...
http://www.myspace.co.uk/wyrdguy

which is my solo site and here;

http://www.myspace.com/elowenfolk

which is my bandsite - for some old trad and non-trad folking!
enjoy!


25 Mar 08 - 04:49 PM (#2297550)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Rapunzel

I've also recently joined up:

http://www.myspace.com/rachelmccarron

come and make friends....


25 Mar 08 - 05:34 PM (#2297580)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Declan

I'm there too here if anyone wants to say hello.

And no unfortunately that isn't me playing the fiddle. Its a track from Altan.


22 Aug 08 - 03:11 PM (#2420260)
Subject: Mudcatters on myspace?
From: Jayto

How many of you have myspace music accounts? I am working on putting one together and I have a couple of you but would love to check out more. The ones I have hear are great. I know there must be more of you out there that I would enjoy. If you don't want to post you myspace account please email me. I will post mine as soon as I get it going. I would really appreciate it and look foreward to hearing your music.


18 Sep 08 - 06:00 AM (#2443839)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: John MacKenzie

If you can't beat 'em; JOIN 'EM

JM


18 Sep 08 - 06:14 AM (#2443848)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Banjiman

BlindSummat! as well

Paul


18 Sep 08 - 09:00 AM (#2443957)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jayto

Here is my myspace


18 Sep 08 - 09:06 AM (#2443961)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: Jayto

Oops wrongs address. That is my personal page. My music page is

http://www.myspace.com/jtoglesbyguitar


18 Sep 08 - 09:25 AM (#2443975)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: theleveller

Time to come out of total obscurity into almost-total obscurity.

This is me
http://www.myspace.com/petetheleveller

This is Whipstaff
http://www.myspace.com/whipstafffolk


08 Oct 08 - 04:08 PM (#2460509)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: wayfarer

"A Wanderer Plays" has added new tracks from the archives:

Under Autumn Stars

The Midnight Rodeo


08 Oct 08 - 05:36 PM (#2460569)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: JedMarum

We have a Mudcatters of Myspace going with lots of links already posted.

We'll end up with eight or ten of the stubbed concersations, if we're not careful!

Would you post your links to that thread also?


09 Oct 08 - 03:39 PM (#2461365)
Subject: RE: MySpace
From: wayfarer

thanks Jed, will do!