Mudjack, I was ready to get defensive and apologetic citing the over 125 emails I get a day, my busy schedule, my personal problems, the real job that I put off to manage the Mudcat, but then I found in my OutBox that I responded to both your emails the same day you sent them to me, so I am not sure of what you refer.
I personally don't have any preference to east coasters. In fact very often I do not know where you folks are from. I respond mostly to those most active and who contribute the most, more content than financial, but both. A lot of the east coasters have personally met each other at various festivals and gatherings. That my be what you are noticing.
There was no crying of "WOLF", the HFA and NMPA is still looming. On last weeks radio show I read there last letter which was another threat and a list of songs. I meant to put it on the Cat as well, but forgot. Perhaps I will start a thread today. I am trying not to guess at or resent the implications you are making. This is the first of MY HOBBIES that I've been threatened criminally and civilly for, and I am sorry that it may have annoyed you.
Oh, by the way Mudjack, I played "Shady Grove" off the tape you sent me on the Radio Show last night, thank you, I enjoy the whole thing.
Dani, You can only get it from me, and we're waiting for the patent to go through before we install it. Catspaw (as if you didn't notice) is currently testing one of the prototypes. We discovered a major glitch in it though (as if you didn't notice) which set back production as well.
I was afraid that this whole thread would turn out to be another list of things for me to do (lamarca), but I am glad to see you are helping me by noting your collective behavior. I will continue to do what I can with the organizing and technology and such, but remember I can only do so much, and only have so much time. My dream come true would be able to work the Mudcat full time, but the Mudcat generates less than $1000 per year, and that wouldn't cut it.
Thanks everyone that said kind things, reminded folks to not take this FREE site for granted, and recommended sending money, love, and content contributions.