The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19340   Message #198978
Posted By: Jon Freeman
21-Mar-00 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
Subject: Join in on line with other Mudcatters
Some Mudcatters get together for on line chats and sing arounds and even concerts. Here are a few ideas:

Alas, most of these online gatherings are no longer. We used to have wonderful, worldwide song circles on PalTalk, but we haven't found a good replacement for PalTalk.
-Joe- (29 Aug 2009)

But COVID-19 hit us in 2020, and Mudcat responded in June 2020 with the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, which meets on Zoom at 8 PM London time every Monday (noon in Los Angeles). Email Joe Offer to get on the email list for notifications and the Zoom link, which is updated weekly. (Joe Offer, April 2022)


Hints, and Links and pointers to helpful threads (links submitted by various Mudcatters)

Lonesome EJ has volunteered to maintain the list below:

Mudcat Classic Threads

The following links will take you to prime examples of the musical knowledge, humor, and thoughtfulness to be found in the Forum of the Mudcat Cafe.
I had originally asked Rick for suggestions for a Classic Thread under the topic Technique and Instrument Discussions, which was why he started the Pickers Tips Thread. I had also planned a Traditional Music Discussions topic, but a lot of the ones I considered are already named in Alice's Memorable Threads. At any rate, I'll give you my picks at the risk of overlapping Rick and Alice. The individual threads may be changed from time to time, but the Topics should be ongoing.
The master list is in a thread called Mudcat Classic Threads
-Lonesome EJ (updated 13 September 2000)-

Alice's Memorable Mudcat Threads

Thanks also to Alice Flynn. For quite some time, Alice has maintained links to memorable Mudcat threads on our
Mudcat Links Page: