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Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?

18 Apr 05 - 10:37 PM (#1464901)
Subject: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Max

I'm thinking about starting up Mudcat Radio again. What do you all think? I've been working very hard on my music and have joined up with just about all the talent this town has to offer. We're gigging pretty regular, making some bucks and having a whole lot of fun. What I am doing locally, I'd like to do globally, just like the old days. I run an open mic here in West Chester, that I'm thinking about giving up. I thought to fill the void, a live broadcast online would be a lot of fun. I'm wondering, that all this time past, whether there would be any interest in a broadcast and whether Wednesday's 8pm EST would work for any of you? What do you think?

Oh, and here is an example of what came out of the Mudcat Studio last week.


18 Apr 05 - 10:39 PM (#1464904)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Big Mick

I'm in, and very close by. I would love to do this again.

All the best,

Mick


18 Apr 05 - 10:41 PM (#1464906)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Amos

I'm in as a listener, you betcha. I'll send you a copy of my most recent CD, if you want it.

A


18 Apr 05 - 10:42 PM (#1464907)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Mary in Kentucky

yes...yes


18 Apr 05 - 11:00 PM (#1464931)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Justa Picker

:-)


18 Apr 05 - 11:00 PM (#1464932)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: annamill

That was fun Max! It would be good to hear stuff like that every Wednesday or whenever, for that matter. You go boy!

Love, <---See, Annamill


18 Apr 05 - 11:03 PM (#1464937)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: khandu

I would definitely put my ear to it!

ken


18 Apr 05 - 11:37 PM (#1464951)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: dwditty

WOW...a rare Max post...and filled with great news, too!!! Not only would I listen in, I just might hop in the car some Wednesday and drive to West Chester. Mudcat radio was always big fun in the past. Have you picked out a venue, Max?

dw

Man, I would love to see the "Making of Samson & Delilah" video - sounds like it was a fun time.


18 Apr 05 - 11:42 PM (#1464953)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Stephen L. Rich

I'd Love it!!

Stephen Lee


18 Apr 05 - 11:48 PM (#1464958)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: open mike

oh goody! how would this work?
listen only, or sing and play too?
I have spent many wonderful hours in
the Paltalk room, the mudcat live acoustic jam,
but alas, since service pack two i am no longer able to
get the sound to work right. huge delay and on & off sound.
What sort of sound thingy would you use for this mudcat radio?

I guess there used to be something like this...
every now and again i see a link to it on the
home page...but i fear it is extinct now..
it would be great to revive it!
would it be streaming audio?
You GO, Max!


18 Apr 05 - 11:49 PM (#1464959)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: harpgirl

yes,yes,yes,yes,yes......


19 Apr 05 - 12:20 AM (#1464970)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: open mike

what is it i hear people talk about..the pre-paltalk program for
listening on-=line...the big ear or something?? what was that like/?


19 Apr 05 - 12:44 AM (#1464982)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Max - can you make some of the old broadcasts available so people can hear what they were like?
It would be nice to have Mudcat Radio back.
-Joe-


19 Apr 05 - 12:50 AM (#1464985)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Cruiser

Yes Sir, I would listen.


19 Apr 05 - 01:03 AM (#1464988)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: mack/misophist

Please take no offense. The lead was pretty good. The back up needs to be replaced or taught how to count. Lose the woman. Entirely.


19 Apr 05 - 01:25 AM (#1464995)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: GUEST,mick/masochist

Nah ...don't change a thing.


19 Apr 05 - 01:35 AM (#1464999)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Chris Amos

My vote is yes, but being in the UK it would be a bit late to listen live so an on line playback would be good.

Chris


19 Apr 05 - 03:07 AM (#1465039)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: dwditty

Mudcat radio ran for a few years (?) on hear. Max set up his place with a PC, mixer, mics, video camera, and broadcast live via real player. A few mudcatters were regulars in the "studio," and many mudcatters stopped by to play for the rest of us. As the broadcast was being aired live, a bunch of us would gather in a chat room, which was monitored by the studio crew so we were all pretty much drawn into the whole thing. In a word, it was great! Hope it happens again, Max.


19 Apr 05 - 03:52 AM (#1465051)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: nutty

Can't promise to listen (bit late here in the UK) but would love to have it archived - as in the past - so I could listen at leisure.


19 Apr 05 - 06:47 AM (#1465135)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Jeri

Max, Mudcat Radio was one thing that held folks together, re-affirmed the feeling of community and our love of music, and put the irritants into perspective as tiny little specks, far, far away.

Yeah. Radio good, time good, archived shows good.


19 Apr 05 - 06:54 AM (#1465140)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Ron Davies

Absolutely.

Great stuff!


19 Apr 05 - 07:39 AM (#1465172)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Dani

I would LOVE to hear it again. Often working at that time, but would catch it whenever I could.

Glad you're getting the music in!

Dani


19 Apr 05 - 09:08 AM (#1465250)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: jeffp

Sounds like a wonderful idea! Especially now that I have a new computer and DSL line so I can actually tune in.

jeffp


19 Apr 05 - 09:35 AM (#1465274)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Sorcha

Yes please?


19 Apr 05 - 09:42 AM (#1465281)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: GUEST,MMario

I can't count on hearing it "live" - but would love to have the archived shows if possible.


19 Apr 05 - 10:38 AM (#1465332)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: wysiwyg

Even if new shows were not possible, having one show a week of the old archived stuff would be great.

~S~


19 Apr 05 - 11:42 AM (#1465397)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: open mike

i vote for it to be two-way, like paltalk.
so those of us not it west chester or east chester
can add out 2 cents worth...i think some chat systems
can be used this way...yahoo or msn. I missed it the
first time around. We were lucky to have Max visit
the Paltalk group, and it looks like Francy has got
that going again. One of the regular room hosts there
told us about another web system with sound: Indline
but i do not think it has taken off and thrived like
he thought it might. Let us know if and when you do
this. I am interested in any web streaming info. On
dial-up you do not have as many options, here is one
place that some Paltalk people tried....http://www.indline.com/
good luck and let us know what you come up with!@
i will definatley tune in and give you a listen
--lend you my ear, as long as you promise to give it back!@


19 Apr 05 - 12:30 PM (#1465425)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: PoppaGator

Sounds like fun ~ I wasn't around for the first go-round, and I'm curious to see how it works (and to hear how some of you sound!)


19 Apr 05 - 01:57 PM (#1465518)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Burke

I always enjoyed watching the show. Bert & MaryMac (whatever happened to her?) were the local regulars. I never did master the multi-tasking needed to do the chat part as well.

I love to have it come back.

Do you have enough bandwidth for the sound feeds?


19 Apr 05 - 02:34 PM (#1465553)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: chris nightbird childs

Great idea!
This way we all get a chance to hear what everyone's up to.
And I too missed it the first time...

- Chris


19 Apr 05 - 02:35 PM (#1465556)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Bill D

openmike...it would never work if the 'audience' was part of the show, except as kibitzers on ICQ. Just too many folks trying to get their 2˘ in...(I tried a couple of times to get in the Paltalk list, but gave up when I saw 3-4 folks each trying to do every 3rd song)

What was nice on the show was that Max would take a few phone calls from the audience and could momitor the ICQ chat so he knew who was watching and make comments.

Oh, I DO miss trading silliness with Jeri in 47 assorted fonts....


19 Apr 05 - 03:06 PM (#1465593)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: open mike

oh oh ICQ??
that caused severe crash
when i tried it..
is that the system
that was used before?
I am interested in
trying to listen
however the system
will work. The
paltalk has what i thought
was a quite organized and
polite way of having
potential players raise
their hand and stand in line.
everyone who wants one gets a turn.
some room hosts go by the banner
above the window and names are
typed there in order of appearing.


19 Apr 05 - 03:10 PM (#1465597)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Clinton Hammond

Mudcat radio... good idea... well past time eh....

Two way? I think that between streaming audio (Please, not Real Audio though... Real Player sucks) and Mudchat, that's more than two-way enough


19 Apr 05 - 03:16 PM (#1465607)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: skarpi

Halló all , yes please I´ll send you a cd If you would take it .
All the best Skarpi Iceland.


19 Apr 05 - 03:50 PM (#1465647)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: katlaughing

GAWD, YES!!! We've missed it loads!!

kat, Rog, cats, Merlee, Night Owl (she and I talk about it sometimes) and a list of others:-)

Goodonya Maxdarlin'!

luvyakat


19 Apr 05 - 04:09 PM (#1465665)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Noreen

... and in multicolours too, Bill ... :0)

Oh yes please, Max!!


19 Apr 05 - 04:13 PM (#1465671)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: McGrath of Harlow

Yes indeed. And I think Joe's request for archive access too is an excellent idea.


19 Apr 05 - 04:38 PM (#1465703)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Bill D

openmike...ICQ 'caused' a crash? Causation is tricky in these cases... hard to really pin blame. (and yep, there was/is an 'organized' system in the room, though I'm not sure about polite.....I remember WAY back in HearMe days, before Paltalk, when the moderator made an effort to invite participation from shy types. The few times (3?) I tried PalTalk, it was sorta every man for himself, and devil take the hindmost. If that was only my skewed perception, I apologize.

Clinton, surely you of all people oughta know you don't actually have to use RealPlayer! RealAlternative or JetAudio will do just as well.

oh, yes, Noreen, we were a gaudy lot!


19 Apr 05 - 05:20 PM (#1465752)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Roger in Baltimore

Yes, Max, if you can archive it. I'm not on-line at home, but I could listen the next day at work. I always regretted not showing up in West Chester for one of these deals. Maybe I could overcome my regret.

Roger in Baltimore


19 Apr 05 - 05:22 PM (#1465755)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Once Famous

I would rather listen to WSM out of Nashville.


19 Apr 05 - 07:44 PM (#1465899)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: open mike

what are you proposing, Max?
for people to send recordings
for you to air? or live performances?
In either case i hope this comes together!
do keep us posted..


19 Apr 05 - 07:56 PM (#1465916)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Morticia

oh yes please, I miss it a lot.....used to love the silliness in ICQ too....and I thought the recording was fan-bloody-tastic, Max, sounds like you were all having the best time.

What did happen to Mary-Mac, by the way?


19 Apr 05 - 07:59 PM (#1465918)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Alba

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze do...Max it would be great.
....you are a ****STAR****
Just say the time and I'll be there.
Jude


19 Apr 05 - 08:09 PM (#1465930)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Tinker

Max all I can do is echo most of the above..... it was a wonderful time and it would be great to introuce a new generation of Mudcatters to the Radio....

Tinker


19 Apr 05 - 08:48 PM (#1465955)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Max

MaryMac met a man who now keeps her happy full time. I talk to her now and again. She seems quite happy and well.

I'm not sure about the technology yet, I'm still in the very early stages of thinking of this. I don't have enough bandwidth to host the broadcast, but many services are available for me to feed one server live and all you can feed off that. I'm pretty sure that I'll have to find one of those services willing to donate their technology for this good cause. I'm optimistic.

I really liked the regularity of it back when. It seemed to keep us up do date and involved on a regular basis. Oh, and I'm looking for a volunteer to keep "What's On" up to date. Anyone interested?

I like the idea of a moderated interactiveness. We'll see if I can pull that off. Probably no video this time, just audio. I'd like to avoid Real Audio as well. We'll see. Thanks for all the kind words, I'll see if I can get the old shows back online.

Max


19 Apr 05 - 09:34 PM (#1465984)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: alison

yes please Max... don't know if my old computer can cope with it .... but I'll listen when I can..... so archives would be great

ICQ worked really well with it in the past


can't get my computer to use paltalk at all now --- but I did use to enjoy it and hearme

slainte

alison


20 Apr 05 - 12:26 AM (#1466060)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: karen k

Bring it on. I've missed it.


20 Apr 05 - 09:41 AM (#1466269)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: JedMarum

Do both, Max - the open mic AND the MC radio. Do the radio show from the poen mic - or invite a few of the open mic folks to your 'studio'

Or have calls in from Mudcatter open mics .... anything along those lines.

Your old show format was fine ... wide open and eclectic.

Archived shows would probably put a strain on resources ... lots of storage ... maybe keep select shows, or edited parts of shows - plus the previous week's show on-line - roll the others off ...

anyway - it would be good to see MC radio again!


20 Apr 05 - 11:45 AM (#1466367)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: GUEST,PoppaGator

It took me a while to get the message that Mudcat Radio in the past had a video as well as an audio component ~ and then soon learned that video might not be feasible this time around. Oh well ~ either way, it's certainly worth reinstating.

Is it too late to add my comments about the "Sampson" sound clip? I read that misanthropic criticism ("lose the girl singer," etc.) before I listened to the song, so then I had to hear what it sounded like.

To my ear, the lead guitar and vocal (presumably one and the same person ~ Max?) was damn near perfect and well-qualified to "lead" the group effort. The harmonies and the rest of the gang were inconsistent, excellent here and there, groping around for the right notes in other spots, but enthusiastic and spirited throughout. Lots of fun, in other words.

Sounded like the kind of jam I would really love to join. If it were perfectly polished, it would be intimidating, but the way it is, I can feel that (A) I could add something, maybe a riff or a harmony better than anyone has come up with yet, while on the other hand (B) if I were to screw up by reaching a bit too far, it wouldn't be the end of the world; I'd be just a part of the group, just like everyone else.


20 Apr 05 - 11:56 AM (#1466383)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: GUEST,MMario

all I get from the link is "file not found"


20 Apr 05 - 11:57 AM (#1466385)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: GUEST,MMario

never mind - found it. I was on the wrong server.


21 Apr 05 - 07:20 AM (#1466886)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: GUEST,CLETUS HARDDINGER

Well shitfire Bub.......Me an Paw an Buford an the Reg boyz figgurd tha hol radio thing wuz purty wel dedder than tha dick on a castrated hog but iffen yall git her goin agin I know that Catspaw will probly be rite thair a lissnin an makin a few callz too liken he uzed to. He sez you still need a kick in tha ballz too. Iffen Catspaw will let uz weell be a lissnin too and playin with the chattin' folks liken we uzed to do.

CLETUS


21 Sep 11 - 10:21 AM (#3226611)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Radio Making a Comeback?
From: Bert

Great Idea. Pity I live so far away now.

How about making the archived shows available on DVD?