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Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom Mondays!!

05 Jun 20 - 06:01 AM (#4057406)
Subject: Mudcat online singaround?
From: GUEST,Chris Lamb

Link posted here Mondays for the week's Mudcat Worldwide Song Circle.
Singing starts Mondays at 8 PM London time. That's Noon here in California, 3 PM at Mudcat Central in Pennsylvania, and early Tuesday morning in Sydney. Doors open half an hour earlier.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82515387277?pwd=kaYKqWJ89cWjIfaiEpbWRztiDLcsbk.1



Back in March (2020), on a thread that's now closed, Joe Offer said: "And I think it would be really nice if we could have a weekly Mudcat singaround online."
Was this suggestion taken up? It would be great to put a face and a voice to some of the regular Mudcatters and to hear them sing, on Zoom, perhaps. I'd love to hear Jim Carroll sing again, for example, as I haven't heard him or Pat McKenzie sing since Critics Group days.

The many singarounds that have sprung up since lockdown started have brought together some fine singers from across the seas and enabled us to hear those we would never have been able to listen to in normal times.
Can the Mudcat community respond to this opportunity?


05 Jun 20 - 11:28 AM (#4057485)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Waddon Pete

Now there's an idea!


06 Jun 20 - 02:06 PM (#4057711)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan

Go for it!

Regards


06 Jun 20 - 03:53 PM (#4057742)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Sarah the flute

That sounds good to me
Nothing much else on a Monday and 9pm start is good

Sarah


06 Jun 20 - 07:31 PM (#4057772)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Noreen

I’m up for it too, 9pm Mondays is good for me, and Zoom works well.

Are you up for organising it Joe? ??


06 Jun 20 - 08:38 PM (#4057778)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Joe Offer

Okey-dokey. I think we have a minyan. Well, it's supposed to be 10 adult, circumcised males, but we'll make do with what we've got.

Monday at 8 PM London time. That's Noon here in California, 3 PM at Mudcat Central in Pennsylvania, and 5 AM in Sydney.



I'll host. I'll post the link to the Zoom session here in this thread just one hour before we begin, and I'll open up half an hour early at 7:30 PM for cocktails and conversation. There will be a waiting room, and I reserve the right to reject people I don't recognize - so please use your Mudcat names. Sorry.

This should be fun!

-Joe-


07 Jun 20 - 06:22 AM (#4057848)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: Joe Offer

When you enter Zoom, you will usually be give the opportunity to give the name you want to be known by for the session. If you have not used Zoom since June 1, you may be asked to update to the new, encrypted Version 5 of Zoom. It seems to be quite stable, so just OK the download and there you go - good reason to show up early, though.

I'm looking forward to this.

-Joe-


10 Jun 20 - 12:35 AM (#4058504)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Joe Offer

I will post the link in this thread Monday, an hour before the gathering. I will also send links by personal message Sunday, to members who post in this thread. If you've pasted anything above, you'll get a pm from me Sunday. Sorry, I can't send personal messages to Guests, so you'll have to look here Monday for the link.
I will change the meeting ID every week for security purposes.
I can't handle anything that comes in Monday, because I'm teaching a Class Mondays and have just half an hour free after the class.
Looking forward to seeing you Monday.
Joe


21 Jun 20 - 02:45 PM (#4060607)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Noreen

Yes that’s right Amergin, for security reasons the new link is only put up about an hour before the start each week, so less likely to attract gatecrashers.

I think it’s even better than the old HearMe (which I remember very fondly) because we can see each other too!
Joe Offer has of course gone another step further and often searches for and adds info and words for the song being sung, in the chat box in real time... which sets this Mudcat Singaround apart from all others I’ve been involved with.

Mudcat is once again in the vanguard of new ideas!
(I wonder whether the wonderful Max might join us one week?!)


22 Jun 20 - 11:45 AM (#4060772)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Stilly River Sage

The link people have posted here gives the first-time user the opportunity to download the software even if they load it before or during the event.


13 Jul 20 - 03:19 AM (#4063966)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: Joe Offer

This thread is getting pretty long, but I think I'd like to preserve it as the go-to place for the singaround.
Feel free to post whatever you like here (especially lyrics to songs you have sung or will sing), but I'll probably move most messages over two weeks old to our overflow thread (click).

I'm having the best time at this Monday singaround. My big black dog Madeleine loves it, too, and she often comes into my office to listen while we're singing.

-Joe-


21 Jul 20 - 01:45 PM (#4065297)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Monday!!!
From: Joe Offer

If there are songs posted here, they will eventually be moved to a thread for that particular song. So, free to post lyrics here, and I'll move them in good time.
We don't currently have a way of correcting the Digital Tradition Folk Song Database (DT), and maybe it's a good idea to leave it as Dick Greenhaus left it when he died.
I am gradually trying to ensure that there is a thread to cover every song or family of songs in the DT. The best place to look for correct lyrics is in the threads, not in the DT. If the lyrics in a thread have proper title, songwriter, and source information, you can be reasonably sure they're correct. If the title is allcaps and bold and large, that means it has been reviewed for correctness.

-Joe-

I will use this thread as the permanent notification thread for the singaround. As messages get out of date, I'll move them to the overflow thread or to song threads.


29 Dec 20 - 04:56 AM (#4085449)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Monique

I'm sorry I didn't join lately, I'm on vacation with friends so no singaround. We're glad we still can tour around though we have a curfew from 8pm to 6am. So see you all on Monday!


29 Dec 20 - 12:15 PM (#4085517)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Gallus Moll

re Painted Veil, I believe the phrase w\s first used in a sonnet Lift Not The Painted Veil by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It was later used as a book title by Somerset Maugham, and more recently as a film title. Not sure where Iain heard / read it - I'll ask him!


29 Dec 20 - 11:38 PM (#4085612)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Well, I kinda like the idea of random wisecracks....


01 Jan 21 - 12:38 PM (#4086033)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: wendyg

So how and what time does one join this thing?

wg


01 Jan 21 - 01:01 PM (#4086039)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: maeve

From an earlier post by Joe Offer:
8 PM London time. That's noon here in California, and 3 PM in New York, and early Tuesday in Australia and New Zealand. I had no idea what time it starts in Israel (Shlomo says it's 10 PM), but we have singers from there, too.
Come join us! We open doors half an hour before the scheduled time, sing for about 5 hours, and then chat until people are done chatting. All in all, it's a wonderful time. Some people just listen - that's OK, too. Hope you can come.
If you'd like to be included on the email list, contact me, joe@mudcat.org


For security reasons, we change the URL/address of the singaround every week, and post the URL here in this thread for only a short time.


01 Jan 21 - 01:54 PM (#4086040)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Happy New Year, Everyone!
Our next Mudcat Worldwide Singaround is Monday, January 4. It starts at 8 PM London time, 3 PM in New York, and noon in Los Angeles. People in the rest of the world are smart and can figure out the time for themselves, but I do know that we're on Tuesday morning in Australia and New Zealand.
Doors open for cocktails and conversation half an hour before, and we start singing on the hour. We sing for about 5 hours, giving everyone the chance to sing two songs.
Hope you can join us.
I emailed the invitation just now, and I'll post it here a couple of hours before the singaround. I change the link every week to try to avoid evil zoombombers.
-Joe-

Wendy, if the email address is correct on your Mudcat registration, you should be on the email list and should have received an email.

for people who didn't get an email, you can join the list by emailing joe@mudcat.org


04 Jan 21 - 12:17 AM (#4086365)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST

Please send the link to join the Singaround. Thanks, Maureen maureenhannah@telus.net Referred to me by the Seattle Folk Song Group


04 Jan 21 - 01:35 PM (#4086445)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Noreen

Our Prime Minister is due to give a televised address at 8pm today where he is expected to announce a further lockdown, so I will have one ear on that.


04 Jan 21 - 07:48 PM (#4086519)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Another lovely singaround. Thank you, everyone.


04 Jan 21 - 10:59 PM (#4086540)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks, Moorley Man – will incorporate into my notes.


06 Jan 21 - 06:16 PM (#4086800)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Rusty Dobro

Gerry - I learnt my song from the late Monty Parkin as ‘Marks and Spencer’, but on reflection, perhaps it should be ‘Any Title Will Do’.......


11 Jan 21 - 02:13 PM (#4087530)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Yeah, Joe got distracted. Plumbing emergency.
Fixed.

Doors are open. Y'all come.


11 Jan 21 - 03:04 PM (#4087533)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom NOW!
From: pattyClink

Went thru the 'join meeting' log in drill, and it still says "please wait for the host to start this meeting--start 12:00 pm Mudcat Worldwide Singaround.


12 Jan 21 - 04:33 AM (#4087580)
Subject: ADD: Lullaby for a Whaler's Child/Sailor's Child
From: Joe Offer

Lois Shiner sang a lovely lullaby she wrote:

Hi Joe, re the song today, well, yesterday.
Here's the music, not chords, but notations of notes.
A la Rise Up Singing
Copied below, the first verse.
Lois Shiner

>    G       G G      A    G    G
> Hush    Lit-tle    Sai-lor Boy
>
>   G       G    G      A      G    G   
> Hush    Lit-tle    Wha-ler's Boy

> (hiC)C C    B    C   D   C A G    (All C's in this line are hi C)
> Don't cry for your Dad-dy at Sea
>
>   G    A      A#   A    F    E
> He's on - the seas sai-ling
>
> D    G       A    G    E    C    (Middle C)
> He's out - there a'   wha-ling
>
> E    G    A    G    F E    D    C   (Middle C)
> But he'll be home soon, you'll see
>
> Hush Little Sailor Boy
> Hush Little Whaler's Boy
> Don't cry for your Daddy at Sea
> He's on the seas sailing
> He's out there a'whaling
> But he'll be home soon, you'll see
>


Lyrics only:

Hush Little Sailor Boy
Hush Little Whaler's Boy
Don't cry for your Daddy at Sea
He's on - the seas sailing
He's out - there a' whaling
But he'll be home soon, you'll see

Hush Little Sailor Boy
Hush Little Whaler's Boy
Don't cry for your Daddy at Sea
He's on the seas sailing
He's out there a'whaling
But he'll be home soon, you'll see


13 Jan 21 - 11:33 PM (#4087854)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs and poems that were sung/recited, in order, at the Singaround on 11/12 January 2021. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Here's to the State of Richard Nixon
Penny for the Ploughboys
Que Vous Etes Beau
Old King Cole
If (poem)
We Sing Hallelujah
Weeping in the Promised Land
Banana Republics
Lincoln Park Pirates
Month of January
The Shearer's Dream
The Lambton Worm
She was Very Fond of Dancing (The Calico Printer’s Clerk)
Lili Marlene (in Irish and German)
Johnny Macree (poem)
In and Around Nashville (aka Uncle Dave's Travels, Part 3)
Bring Us a Vaccine
Kissin' in the Dark
Poor Murdered Woman
Found My El Dorado in My Backyard
Remember Me
Until the Dark Time Ends
The Farm Auction
Gardening
The January June
Broken Heartland
I Ain't Nobody in Perticular
The Long Arms of Love
Ceres and Pluto and Eris
There is a Time
Power and the Glory
Reedy River
Lullaby for the Whaler's Child
Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
She's Someone's Grandmother
Nevada Jane
Jimmy Murphy
Wayfaring Stranger
Call to Song
The Dream Tree
Silver Whistle
A Stor Mo Chroi
Luckiest Sailor
Tom Paine's Bones
Let Me Down Easy
The Far Side Banks of Jordan
The Broken Token
Philadelphia Lawyer
Noah's Ark Shanty (aka A Long Time Ago, aka In Frisco Bay)
Garden Song
The Possum Song
Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
Way Down in North Carolina
A Chat with Your Mother
Nobby Hall
Blank Space
The Charladies' Ball
The Demon Lover (aka The House Carpenter)
Mhairi Bhan
Rose Bay Ferry
Before They Close the Minstrel Show
Take a Chance
Lolly Too-dum
Windmills
Bonnie Wee Lassie (aka Bonnie Wee Window)
Why Does It Have To Be Me?
House of the Rising Damp
Night Visiting Song
The Knitting Song
Hobo's Lullaby


14 Jan 21 - 05:33 AM (#4087872)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Waddon Pete

Just one correction from me Gerry. "She was very fond of dancing" is properly titled, "The Calico Printer's Clerk".

I also thought I should thank you for your work in generating this list every week. It's appreciated.

Pete


14 Jan 21 - 06:49 AM (#4087880)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks, Waddon Pete. I don't think I have editing privileges here, but I'm no less grateful for corrections.

    Editing privileges? That's a good idea. Gerry and Casey and Noreen now have editing privileges on this thread, and I thank all of them for their contribution to making this weekly singaround possible.
    -Joe-


15 Feb 21 - 05:13 AM (#4093250)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,SPB COPPERATOR on mobile

Won't be able to be here tonight as my router has died and I have to wait for the new one to be delivered. See you all next week.


16 Feb 21 - 11:26 AM (#4093398)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Monique

I added a link to the lyrics on the "Mudcat singaround songs not in English thread" list.


22 Feb 21 - 11:21 AM (#4094287)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Folks! Come sing with us today. Starts at 8 PM London time today, and doors open half an hour earlier.
We sing on Zoom for about 5 hours, and then stick around and socialized.
Hope to see you there!

Joe Offer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
Time: Feb 22, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 844 6310 1426
Passcode: 614001
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Topic: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - open for cocktails and conversation half an hour earlier Time:Monday 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 8 PM London, 3 PM New York, Noon Los Angeles, 5 AM Tuesday in Sydney.


28 Feb 21 - 06:23 PM (#4095388)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

This thread seems to have lost the last couple of weeks' posts.

Anyway, I will be joining late tomorrow as I have a Labour Party zoom meeting to go to before hand.

Se you all around 10pm my time.


28 Feb 21 - 06:32 PM (#4095390)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Yeah, I've been moving posts to the overflow threads that are crosslinked at the top. Not to worry, Steve.
-Joe-


01 Mar 21 - 04:55 PM (#4095579)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Splott Man

Here's our contribution. For some reason Zoom wouldn't let me paste.

Bugeilio’r Gwenyth Gwyn (Watching the White Wheat)?Original Welsh words by Wil Hopcyn (1700-1741) ?English translation by David Llewellyn (2002).??Mi sydd fachgen ieuanc ffol
Yn myw yn ol fy ffansi
Myfi’n bugeilio’r gwenith gwyn
Ac arall yn ei fedi
And what a simple fool am I
Who loves at fancy’s pleasure
For whilst I tend the ripening wheat
Another reaps the treasure
 
Though they may lock you dungeon deep
Our love to die aborning
Upon a leaf, blood’s true words speak
Your deepest feelings for me
But I can’t stay, my heart would break
For you must take another
Though stars will fall, our love may shine?As endless time discovers
 
Then in a dream, your vows set free
And to your side I hurry
But from a heart, so torn in two
In this life you’ll not tarry
And now I lose for a second time
To He whose love is greater
For whilst I tend the ripening wheat
Another reaps the treasure
 
Mi sydd fachgen ieuanc ffol
Yn myw yn ol fy ffansi
Myfi’n bugeilio’r gwenith gwyn
Ac arall yn ei fedi 


Follwed by??Little Collier
 
Yr wyf i little collier, yn gweithio underground,
The rope will never tori, when I go lan y lawr.
Bara menyn when I'm hungry, cwrw when I'm dry,
Gwely when I’m tired, and Nefoedd when I die.
 
I'd like to cwrdd the manager, and siarad to him strong,
This bywyd underground might mean, I do not byw for long.
Gwrando Mister Mining Boss, us bechgyn gweithio hard
Talu decent wages or your calon will grow hard.
 
So wella our conditions, and trin my family fair,
Or dwi'n mynd i Pennsylvania, am fywyd gwell lies there.
To all bosses mawr y byd, you know chi fod yn true.?Talu living wages or no Nefoedd waits for you!
 
Repeat first verse


Tune : Pigau'r Dur )Steel Rods)

Splott Man & Dame Pattie Smith EPNS


13 Mar 21 - 07:28 PM (#4097531)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Everyone -
Please note that because the US and UK change to Daylight Savings time on different dates, our Singaround for the next two weeks, March 15 and 22, will begin at 7 PM London time. In the US, starting times will be the usual Noon in Los Angeles and 3 PM in New York. Those of you in the rest of the world will have to figure out the starting time on your own, because you're less likely to confuse it than I would be.
We open the doors and chit-chat for half an hour before starting time, and then we sing for about 5 hours and then have an online party.

I'll post a link here about an hour before we open our doors on Monday. If you want advance notice, email me to get on the weekly email notice list. I'm sending out this week's email right now.

joe@mudcat.org


15 Mar 21 - 01:55 PM (#4097795)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Mrrzy

Ides hope to hear you all today!


20 Mar 21 - 10:07 PM (#4098590)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Email going out now. For you folks not yet on Daylight Savings time, remember that the Singaround will begin an hour earlier than usual. I think we go back to normal coordination on Monday, March 29.


21 Mar 21 - 09:33 AM (#4098634)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

I sent the email out late Saturday. Did anyone get it?
Joe


21 Mar 21 - 09:58 AM (#4098638)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Waddon Pete

Yes...loud and clear Joe!


23 Mar 21 - 08:31 AM (#4098855)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Tattie Bogle

I only ever had one email a long time ago, but I just look for the link here and seem to get in OK! Thanks for keeping it all going, Joe and Noreen, and Gerry for doing the songs sung lists....and Chris for suggesting it last June!


24 Mar 21 - 09:49 AM (#4099044)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

What'd I miss?


24 Mar 21 - 06:47 PM (#4099123)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

"What'd I miss?"

Mrrzy, I'll be posting the list of what was performed, in the dedicated thread, some time in the next 24 hours, I expect. I know that's a poor substitute for actually being there.


25 Mar 21 - 05:44 AM (#4099182)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

I'm invoking the fifth amendment. :)


25 Mar 21 - 05:53 AM (#4099183)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan

It's ok Mrrzy, it got sorted, I did the list till Gerry arrived and passed it straight on to him.
So "What'd I miss?" - Well you of course, Mrrzy!...


29 Mar 21 - 09:00 PM (#4099890)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Another wonderful gathering. We had something over 50 participants. That keeps us singing for FIVE hours, going twice around the circle. I think we can sustain this as long as we have twenty participants. After that, I think we should talk. But for me, every Monday has been wonderful since we began.....and then I have to take a serious nap right afterwards.
-Joe-


03 Apr 21 - 06:38 PM (#4100655)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Come one, come all! The announcement for the April 5 Singaround just went out by email. If you'd like to be added to the list or if you didn't get your announcement, email me, joe@mudcat.org


It happens every Monday and goes for about five hours. Doors open half an hour early.
Singing begins at Noon in Los Angeles, 3 PM in New York, and 8 PM in London. Hope you can come.

I've been asked to remind people to keep conversation and spoken song introductions to a minimum during the singing portion of our gathering - but we do appreciate it if you give us the name of the song before you sing, and a brief explanation is always welcome. Our schedule makes some people be up at ungodly hours, and they've come to sing, not talk. We stay open for conversation afterwards for as long as people want to stay.
In general, we have a five-minute time limit per person. Don't fill obliged to fill up the whole five minutes.
In short: Don't talk Too Much!!


03 Apr 21 - 06:56 PM (#4100658)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Joe, perhaps someone should sing this.


04 Apr 21 - 08:40 AM (#4100710)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

That's my plan scuppered for tomorrow. I was planning to do a short (less than 5 minutes) description of a Czech traditional Easter custom instead of the first song. (Illustrated if I would be allowed to screen share).


05 Apr 21 - 12:43 PM (#4100867)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: GUEST,Cathal O'L

Only just come across this website. Would love to join Joe Offer but am unfortunately working - I'll keep an eye out for others in future.
Enjoy!


19 Apr 21 - 09:52 PM (#4102758)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Thanks for coming, everyone. It was another perfect gathering. Time for my nap now. This has been going for 7 hours.
-Joe-


24 Apr 21 - 07:12 PM (#4103408)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Emails for Monday's Singaround went out a couple hours ago. Email me if you didn't get an email and would like to attend.
joe@mudcat.org

Oh, and could one person who received my email today post acknowledgement here, so I'm sure it went out?


25 Apr 21 - 02:25 AM (#4103433)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Waddon Pete

It sure did Joe! Thanks.


01 May 21 - 02:53 PM (#4104209)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Email just went out. If one person can assure me they got the email, then I'll feel safe that it went through.


01 May 21 - 04:17 PM (#4104232)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Waddon Pete

Yes Joe,

Safely received. Thanks.


10 May 21 - 07:40 AM (#4105481)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Charmion

Hi, Joe — I would like to join the Zoom singaround from Stratford, Ontario. How do I do it?


17 May 21 - 09:26 PM (#4106444)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: YorkshireYankee

As requested, here are the words of the parody I sang this evening.

Note: This is written by someone in the UK, and verse 4 (which I skipped this evening) refers to a now-infamous incident in the spring of 2020 during the UK's first lockdown, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings violated the rules he had helped to write – by driving himself and his family ~250 miles from London to Cumbria, after discovering he and his wife had clear symptoms of Covid and then about a week later drove 30 miles to scenic Barnard Castle "to test his eyesight" before returning to London (it was just a coincidence that it happened to be his wife's birthday) – and, in spite of public outrage, did not resign and was not sacked. (
More info here.)

I LOVE NOT WHERE I LIVE
A topical parody of the song 'I Live Not Where I Love'
by Colin Andrews

Come all you folks who social distance
at least two metres from your friends
Come let me tell you what I miss and
ask when will restrictions end

We're not allowed to kiss or cuddle
or give a friend a loving hug
Or even sing a song together
just in case we spread the bug

Regulations now require us
to wear a mask when in a store
To help defeat corona virus
we (must) keep our distance when outdoors

But government advice is farcical
when its adviser all the rules ignores
And takes a trip to Barnard Castle,
no apology, just a curt 'Up yours'

Around the world among all religions
folk have in their thousands died
While some leaders don't care a smidgeon
and others still the threat deny

The world has changed and life seems strange
no jet-setting to distant lands
Virtual socialising, sanitizing
and the government will wash its hands

So be aware lads be aware lasses,
if I could only have a choice
I'd fly away to safe New Zealand
far from Johnson's waffling voice
But since I'm furloughed I can't follow
my wishes or my job I'd lose
I'll stay in my pod and pray to God
for some day soon much better news


31 May 21 - 08:16 PM (#4108375)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Another lovely gathering, the last of our first year. Our one-year anniversary celebration will be next week. Bring your best songs, even if you've sung them before.
Everybody gets two chances to sing unless they arrive very, very late.
See you next week.
-Joe-


01 Jun 21 - 11:37 AM (#4108429)
Subject: RE: one year anniversary
From: Felipa

I don't know which are my best songs (if anyone wants to pmail me with advice ...?). But we also had a suggestion to sing songs about parties and celebrations, so I am hoping some singers take up that suggestion. And probably a couple of Mudcatters would be inspired to compose a ditty specifically for the occasion.


13 Jun 21 - 08:10 PM (#4110053)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Mrrzy

I did not get a link for tomorrow and I'll be late, can someobe number and note?


13 Jun 21 - 08:23 PM (#4110057)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Big construction project at the Slowick-Offer household Saturday. We built a fence to keep our dogs from the neighbor's dogs (and cows).

You should have the email by now. See you Monday!!

-Joe-


14 Jun 21 - 11:40 AM (#4110138)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: GUEST,Emmie

Hi, when is the next singaround please?


19 Jul 21 - 12:03 PM (#4113811)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Noreen

Hello Emmie, it is held every Monday at the times above depending where you are in the world- or early Tuesday morning for our members in Australia and New Zealand.

You can be added to the mailing list and then you'll have the notification each week.


19 Jul 21 - 12:07 PM (#4113812)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Noreen

Time again to go Mudcatting! Join singers from all over the US, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and...where else? Hear singing in English (both British and American), Irish, Scots Gaelic, Occitan, Hebrew, French, German, Breton, and… what else?

We start sing at NOON pacific daylight time, 3 PM in New York, and 8 PM in London. We sing for around five hours, depending on how many attend, and it's always wonderful. Doors open half an hour early for schmoozing and numbering the singing order. Be sure to update to the latest version of Zoom.

Through the miracle of technology, this session will be hosted by Noreen Keene (in England with Irish connections) with backup hosting from Casey Casebeer in California. And let’s have a round of applause for the wild and wooly Mudcat session assistant volunteers, without whom all would be anarchy and pandemonium. (Anarchy and pandemonium have their place, granted, but not at an event that gets through 30 to 60 singers every session!)

Joe is on vacation, and about time. He’ll be back next week.


19 Jul 21 - 02:52 PM (#4113827)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: SPB-Cooperator

Czech. Moravian, possibly some Silesian dialects.


19 Jul 21 - 03:32 PM (#4113828)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Have fun, everybody. I'll miss you.
Joe, eating Rhode Island hot wieners


19 Jul 21 - 09:45 PM (#4113842)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: leeneia

You did a fine job, Noreen. Thanks are due to you and Casey and the other volunteers.


14 Aug 21 - 08:54 PM (#4116582)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Email for Monday just went out.

Let me know if you didn't and you'd like to join us. I'll add you to our weekly email list.
joe@mudcat.org


17 Aug 21 - 04:00 AM (#4116821)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: GUEST,Bradfordian

Firstly…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE OFFER.
Many lovely tribute songs to NANCI GRIFFITH yesterday on Mudcat Zoom Monday, especially loved Joe’s rendition of “Across the great divide” Thank you Joe, and all the wonderful performers


17 Aug 21 - 08:44 AM (#4116841)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: GerryM

"Across the Great Divide" was written by Kate Wolf (but Nanci Griffith did it splendidly).


02 Oct 21 - 11:27 PM (#4121710)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

I sent out the invitation for Monday, October 4. Please contact me, joe@mudcat.org, if you didn't get an invitation to Monday's sing and would like to attend.

Since 1999, the annual Getaway of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington has been the annual gathering for Mudcatters worldwide. It happens next weekend, Oct 8-11. We're going to cancel the Mudcat Singaround for October 11 and invite Mudcatters to attend the Getaway that weekend. It's a wonderful gathering. https://www.fsgw.org/getaway


04 Oct 21 - 11:36 AM (#4121807)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Everybody -
We usually sing Mondays on Zoom - Noon Los Angeles time, 3 PM New York, and 8 PM in London. We sing for about 4 hours, and get about 40 singers from all over the world.
We won't be meeting next week because we'll all be at the FSGW Getaway (Oct 8-11, 2021), so come sing with us today and every Monday except next week (come to the Getaway next week).


23 Oct 21 - 08:24 PM (#4123954)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

I I sent out Monday's invitation and Zoom link today. If you'd like to join us and didn't get an email, email me at joe@mudcat.org

During the week, I see posts from people asking about a song. Think about coming to the Singaround and singing what you know of the song for us. If you're short on time and can't wait two hours to sing, let me know in the Zoom chat and I'll squeeze you in early. The idea of the Worldwide Singaround is for Mudcatters to meet each other and share songs. I try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate everyone.

If you have any comments, feel free to speak up.

Joe


22 Nov 21 - 07:20 PM (#4127035)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: Taconicus

Do you ever post videos of the performances, Joe? I know you record them.


22 Nov 21 - 08:20 PM (#4127038)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Taconicus - we allow singers to record their own performances, but we agreed by consensus not to record the entire session. Sure wish I had a recording of George singing "The Queen and the Soldier" (Suzanne Vega).


20 Dec 21 - 12:51 PM (#4129493)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: SPB-Cooperator

We hope to be able to pop in for the happy cocktail half-hour before the session tonight.


11 Jan 22 - 07:59 AM (#4131923)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom NOW!!
From: GUEST,GUEST.MaJoC the Filk

Wonderful first time for me last night. I mentioned afterwards to Herself that someone sang the Hedgehog Song. "No!" says she, delightedly.


18 Jan 22 - 12:40 PM (#4132795)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: SPB-Cooperator

Sorry I missed Monday - still getting over the first cold I have had for 2 years (not Covid) which has knocked me flat. Hope to be back on Monday with the semblence of a voice.


18 Apr 22 - 02:03 PM (#4139464)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: SPB-Cooperator

May be a little late tonight - cooking pan fried sea bass in a butter lemon and herb sauce for Easter.


14 Jun 22 - 03:51 PM (#4144439)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Today!
From: SPB-Cooperator

A little techie question. How difficult would it be to create a world map with virtual pins showing the cities, states or countries where people who come or have come to the session live like the world map on trip advisor?


28 Jun 22 - 01:32 AM (#4145702)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Hmmm. That sounds a bit too much like work, SPB-Cooperator - but YOU are welcome to accomplish the feat. ;-)

-Joe-


22 Aug 22 - 06:21 AM (#4150693)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: MaJoC the Filk

Warning, folks: there's a security update for the Zoom client for Apple systems, and possibly for other platforms: "Zoom users on macOS are encouraged to update their client immediately to version 5.11.6". More details in the article on The Register.


24 Oct 22 - 11:07 PM (#4156267)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Another lovely gathering. 30 participants, and we sang for about 4 hours. I fell asleep while people were still chatting merrily away. I woke up and the clock said 6:30. I thought it was 6:30 AM, since 6:30 AM and PM are about the same amount of brightness this time of year - but it was 6:30 PM. Thank you all for coming.


23 Nov 22 - 08:00 PM (#4158537)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: SPB-Cooperator

Sorry I have not been able to get along lately, but I have been so overwhelmed with developing my business that I have been lacking the energy to participate. I hope to get along for the next three Mondays, after which I will be disappearing for another month while I am in Prague/Leipzig.


23 Nov 22 - 10:24 PM (#4158544)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

We've missed you, Steve. It's always a pleasure to see you.

-Joe-


28 Nov 22 - 11:39 AM (#4159037)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: SPB-Cooperator

Looks like I will have to miss tonight too as I have been invited to a party to celebrate the collective completion of a large and fairly tedious piece of work.
    We miss you, Steve. Come back to us soon. -Joe-


07 Jan 23 - 10:58 AM (#4161619)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: GUEST,Chris the Bard

In the Mudcat Singaround how are performers selected/organized? Also what kind of music is expected? Is there room for original contemporary folk?


07 Jan 23 - 03:51 PM (#4161647)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Felipa

Chris - you just have to ask Joe Offer to email you the zoom link, which changes each week. Everyone who attends is welcome to sing; you are given a number when you sign in. So we take turns singing in roughly the order that we sign in to zoom. There is some juggling to accommodate late comers when the early birds have all had a turn, or to accommodate people who have to rush off. Most people do not stay for the full 4 hours plus; some leave early and some arrive late.

Pretty much anything accoustic is acceptable. Some people accompany their singing and others don't. There is a Mudcat thread you can look at which lists songs sung at past singarounds Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround


07 Jan 23 - 06:52 PM (#4161670)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

We have mostly folk, some blues, recitations, and occasional torch songs and rock songs and a bit of filk. It's supposed to be your own performance - we frown on those who want to play recordings for us or give us garden tours or display full frontal nudity...

And if you'd like to be on our notification list, email me, joe@mudcat.org


07 Jan 23 - 10:31 PM (#4161688)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

The link for Monday's Singaround will appear in this thread every Monday about 2 hours before we open the doors to the Zoom session. If you'd like earlier notice, email me, joe@mudcat.org, and get on the email list.

-Joe-


06 Feb 23 - 02:56 PM (#4164624)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

I have to say how thrilled I am every Monday that this singaround thing still works. We've been going every Monday since June of 2020, and it never gets old. The people are so nice, and the songs are wonderful. And the people who have volunteered to cohost are go good about keeping everything running smoothly. This singaround is so much fun. I look forward to it every week.


06 Mar 23 - 11:34 AM (#4167036)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Joe Offer

It was another lovely gathering. You should come.


10 Mar 23 - 06:03 AM (#4167219)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: SPB-Cooperator

Sorry I haven't been around lately as I have had to focus my energy on my business. Look forward to rejoining the fold about mid April.


14 Mar 23 - 04:16 AM (#4167513)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom NOW!!!
From: GUEST

hi Titirangi folk music club will be hosting an international meeting on the 1 of April. go to our website for details. we started these in response to the covid thing and it has been quite successful so come along and have a sing
Tony Smyth long standing committee member of this and Auckland folk festival


09 Apr 23 - 06:09 PM (#4169575)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Ray Nichol send some pretty good advice for online singing sessions:

VIRTUAL SESSIONS:


The following apply to most live sessions:


• Switch your settings to have microphone and video off when joining a session.
• Check your equipment and settings before joining meetings to save time.

• Be conscious of background environments and others in the room. ?
• Computers used should be in appropriate areas, and where possible be against a neutral background. ?
• Cameras may be turned off if other distractions in the household may a disruption. ?


ETIQUETTE
• In any meeting the Host is in charge, let them deal with any questions do not butt in unless asked.

• Language must be professional and appropriate, including any family members in the background.

• Be polite and remember the other people are sitting in their own homes.

• Save non-relevant discussion for elsewhere.

• Remember that most people will know the history of songs etc, no need to tell the full story every time.

• Make use of 'Chat' to ask for information on tunes privately, or to post the information on your performance.

• Repeats are fine but remember some people may have heard the same one last time.

• Possibly keep a note of your own performances to help you plan for next time.

• Try not to practice during someone else’s performance, and mute to tune up.

• Do not post links to other sessions without permission.

• If you join a session give it your full attention, joining just to perform is very rude.

• Even if there is no time limit, don't drone on.

• Choose pieces that are of an appropriate length, don't expect a welcome back if you go on for 15 minutes.

• There is no such thing as constructive criticism on Zoom sessions. Keep it to yourself.

• If you are late for the session, you can still join but expect to be at end of list.



RULES
• Participants are expected to adhere to Club rules and maintain appropriate behaviour.

• On most sessions, No Politics or Religion, Zoom groups are very mixed everyone is entitled to their own views.



RECORDING

• Sessions should NOT to be recorded on any device unless permission is granted.
• If any members would like a recording of 'their performance only' please ask Host who may send you the video file. (if you ask, we will let you record your own performance at the Mudcat Singaround, but please keep conversation and disturbances related to recording at a minimum).



We've been doing this Mudcat Worldwide Singaround for almost 3 years now, and we're still having fun. Come join us on Zoom Mondays. We start at noon Los Angeles time, which is 3 PM in New York and 8 PM in London. Doors open about half an hour earlier.

Please remember to keep song introductions short and between-song conversations at a minimum. I got a lot of complaints last week because I let some newcomers prattle on. So, folks, quit prattling. People tend to think it's boring. And if you feel driven to give tech advice, please refrain. If you're giving advice to a singer, our tech people can't talk to them. So, HUSH!!


10 Apr 23 - 08:56 AM (#4169603)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: SPB-Cooperator

Good points there, maybe worthy of deeper discussion but on another thread.


08 May 23 - 06:44 AM (#4171820)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: Joe Offer

Email from Casey:

We rely, as always, on the skills of the volunteer co-hosts to do the zoomy part of running the session. Are you curious about how Joe’s Fuzzy Logic works in the second round? see the note below.

And don’t forget to post to Chat the title and origin of songs you sing (we guest hosts don’t have quite Joe’s well-known superpower for finding a song on line! Help us get your song info, so it appears on the list of songs and readings that Gerry posts to the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround thread every week.)

-------------------------------
JOE’S FUZZY LOGIC - how the singing order works in the second round.
-------------------------------


—The Mudcat Worldwide Singaround continues until everyone who wishes to has sung twice.

—Participants are given a number as they arrive. If you’re just listening, let the host or a co-host know, and you’ll be given the number 99, indicating to the host that you aren’t planning to sing.

—In the first round, we sing in the order of our numbers.

--There are always singers who can’t be there for the first round. This is to be expected in a large session that incorporates busy people from many time zones.

— Joe has his own system to insure that people arriving in the second round still get to sing twice.   Joe tries to avoid having anyone sing their two songs back to back. Therefore, he likes to incorporate latecomers into the queue to sing their first song soon after they arrive, and then have them sing their second song when we reach their number.

-- He accomplishes this by calling on the singers with numbers 1-10, then detouring to anyone who has only arrived in the second round and has not yet sung at all. When the late arrivals have sung their first song, he continues with singers numbered 11-20.   Then he checks once again for any additional arrivals who haven’t yet had their first song, and calls on them.   Finally, Joe continues with singers from numbers 21 on, and we sing through to the end of the queue. He may decide to let a very late arrival sing twice in a row, depending on how late the session is running.   That’s Joe’s Fuzzy Logic!


12 Jun 23 - 11:17 AM (#4174396)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Everybody -
Three years ago, I wouldn't have believed that we would still be singing every Monday for three years, but here we are. I'm glad to be back to singing with my local friends, but it has turned out to be wonderful to have the opportunity to sing every week with people from all over the world. And the songs and singing continue to be of such high quality. I think we'll keep this going indefinitely, as long as we have songs to share - and as long as I can depend on Dave Kidman and Casey Casebeer to fill in for me when I get the Wanderlust.

Come join us every Monday for 4 hours of singing on Zoom at the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround. We start singing at noon Los Angeles time, which is 3 PM in New York and 8 PM in London. Singers in other time zones are required to do their own calculations. Doors open half an hour before the singing. Hope you can come.

Alternate blurb: Come one, come all to Monday's Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom. 8 PM in London, 3 PM New York, and Noon in Los Angeles.
We open half an hour early for cocktails and conversation, sing twice round the circle for about 5 hours, and then party afterwards until we're done.

Joe Offer, Music Editor, The Mudcat Cafe Folk Music Forum
https://mudcat.org/


12 Jun 23 - 02:15 PM (#4174413)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom NOW!!!
From: SPB-Cooperator

Hope everyone is brushing up their party pieces :)


04 Jul 23 - 03:52 AM (#4176072)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom NOW!!!
From: Joe Offer

Thanks for stopping by, Max. We hope to see you more often, now that you are an Old Retired Guy.


26 Aug 23 - 09:26 AM (#4179996)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: GUEST

Hi I would love to join this, please can you help me understand how? Thanks
Catherine


26 Aug 23 - 12:39 PM (#4180010)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Catherine - Email me and I'll put you on the email list. We meet on Zoom every Monday at noon Los Angeles time.
We do our best to post a link here during the Singaround, but the best way is to join our email list.
For security purposes, the link changes every week.




joe@mudcat.org


26 Aug 23 - 12:39 PM (#4188272)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Catherine - Email me and I'll put you on the email list. We meet on Zoom every Monday at noon Los Angeles time.
We do our best to post a link here during the Singaround, but the best way is to join our email list.
For security purposes, the link changes every week.




joe@mudcat.org


25 Sep 23 - 10:54 AM (#4188271)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: GUEST,David Polacheck

Do I have a Mudcat name? If so, what is it? If not, how do I get one?

I swear I’m legit; my Dad, Charles Polacheck, was an Almanac Singer in his youth.


25 Sep 23 - 10:54 AM (#4182419)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: GUEST,David Polacheck

Do I have a Mudcat name? If so, what is it? If not, how do I get one?

I swear I’m legit; my Dad, Charles Polacheck, was an Almanac Singer in his youth.


25 Sep 23 - 11:19 AM (#4182420)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Stilly River Sage

You choose a name for yourself and use it consistently. Write to Joe Offer joe@mudcat.org to get set up with an account.


25 Sep 23 - 11:19 AM (#4188275)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Stilly River Sage

You choose a name for yourself and use it consistently. Write to Joe Offer joe@mudcat.org to get set up with an account.


25 Sep 23 - 11:36 AM (#4188276)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Felipa

David Polacheck, I don't think you need to email Joe Offer to register for membership on Mudcat; I think you can still do that directly from the Mudcat website by clicking on "membership" and submitting your email addy and a user name. And it is a good idea to register with this site. But you also don't need to be a Mudcat member to participate in Monday zoom singarounds. To be on the email list to receive the codes weekly, you DO have to email Joe Offer. But Joe is travelling at the moment and Gerry Myerson sent out the zoom code this week. You could get this week's code from someone you know who is a regular participant.
    Incorrect on three counts, Felipa. You do have to register through Joe Offer to become a Mudcat member, and Joe is back home. And he has been working on registrations while traveling.
    -Joe-


25 Sep 23 - 11:36 AM (#4182422)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Felipa

David Polacheck, I don't think you need to email Joe Offer to register for membership on Mudcat; I think you can still do that directly from the Mudcat website by clicking on "membership" and submitting your email addy and a user name. And it is a good idea to register with this site. But you also don't need to be a Mudcat member to participate in Monday zoom singarounds. To be on the email list to receive the codes weekly, you DO have to email Joe Offer. But Joe is travelling at the moment and Gerry Myerson sent out the zoom code this week. You could get this week's code from someone you know who is a regular participant.
    Incorrect on three counts, Felipa. You do have to register through Joe Offer to become a Mudcat member, and Joe is back home. And he has been working on registrations while traveling.
    -Joe-


26 Sep 23 - 12:14 AM (#4182455)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Felipa - people DO need to contact me to become a member. I'm still processing memberships while I'm on my Great American Road Trip. I hope I'm still being pretty efficient with that.


26 Sep 23 - 12:14 AM (#4188274)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays!
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Felipa - people DO need to contact me to become a member. I'm still processing memberships while I'm on my Great American Road Trip. I hope I'm still being pretty efficient with that.


22 Dec 23 - 06:44 PM (#4194088)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom Mondays!!
From: Joe Offer

No Mudcat Singaround on December 25 and January 1. We'll be back January 8.
As the year comes to an end and we've completed 3-1/2 years of the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, I'd like to thank all the people who help so much to keep this thing going. It's amazing what they do.

David Kidman
Casey Casebeer
Gerry Myerson
Monique
Arlene Immerman
Gayle Wade
Melissa Marosy
Noreen Keene
Dawn Berg

There are several others who help out now and then, but I've tried to list the ones who help out regularly. I thank them all, and I thank everyone who makes this weekly gathering so much fun. It's been such a pleasure to sing with so many Mudcatters online. It's not a perfect way of communication, but it's pretty darn good.

-Joe-


22 Dec 23 - 09:56 PM (#4194105)
Subject: RE: Next Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom January 8
From: GerryM

Thank you, Joe, for hosting (roughly) 180 of these singarounds.


23 Dec 23 - 06:17 AM (#4194127)
Subject: RE: Next Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom January 8
From: MoorleyMan

Yeah biggest thanks go to Joe of course, for his initiative and exemplary leadership, but he sure has a great team onboard and it's a real pleasure to work with these folks.
Live long and prosper!


24 Dec 23 - 02:56 AM (#4194194)
Subject: RE: Next Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom January 8
From: Monique

Thank you indeed Joe and thanks to all the team! I'll be back next time and will resume my work -life has some unavoidable painful moments.


15 Jan 24 - 11:54 AM (#4195485)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom Today!!
From: Richard Bridge

I might well turn up. It will probably be my last. Cancer of the oesophagus. If previous estimates of my median life expectancy turn out to be accurate, it is 50/50 if I make the February one!


16 Jan 24 - 12:18 AM (#4195524)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom Mondays!!
From: GerryM

Richard, here's hoping you beat the odds.


20 Jan 24 - 12:19 AM (#4195837)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom Mondays!!
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Everybody - I hope you can sing with us on Zoom on Monday every week. Singing starts at noon Los Angeles time, which is 3 PM in New York and 8 PM in London. We sing for 4-5 hours, and always have a good time.

There's been a little discussion lately about our policy on between-song conversation and length of performances, and the like. Different singarounds do things differently. We like to emphasize music and not conversation, and we like to keep the session moving along. We have 25-35 singers every week, and the session can get tedious if there's too much conversation. So please help to keep the session moving along - without being rushed. In general, each person's turn is one song or recitation, plus a brief introduction - limited to five minutes but hopefully shorter. But if a ballad or recitation goes a minute or two overtime, I don't think everybody's going to mind.

And sorry, but we really don't want participants giving technical instructions to participants. That's what we have cohosts for.
I don't want to get all rulesy about this, but the idea is that we want to keep the session moving along and not get bogged down by conversation. Thanks.

-Joe-


13 May 24 - 06:28 PM (#4202472)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom NOW!!
From: Joe Offer

25 singers today, and the singing is lovely. But I've always thought we should stop this thing before it dies. When should we call an end to this? Our fifth anniversary is coming up in June, and our sessions have been wonderful for five years. How long can we endure? How long should we endure?
As long as we're healthy, I think we should keep this going.


24 Jun 24 - 05:53 PM (#4204392)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom NOW!!
From: GUEST,Seonaid

Dang! Just found out about this, three hours too late. Maybe next time?
Keep up the good work!


24 Jun 24 - 08:36 PM (#4204401)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround-On Zoom NOW!!
From: Stilly River Sage

It's every week!