The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168402   Message #4080747
Posted By: rich-joy
23-Nov-20 - 10:22 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat Australia/NZ Songbook
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Thanks Sandra - yes, I do correspond on occasion with Paul the Stockman!
But of course, from the PoV of this Mudcat thread, if there is a song one wants to hear and it's only on this web-blog, you do need to download a whole LP to hear it. But I for one am very grateful that Paul's Blog exists, as there is much info and many recordings that he has INDEED rescued. But I can see I'm gonna have to search my vinyl collection and do some posting to him, eh!   :)

Also, I do understand that in some cases, it concerns a folk performer's livelihood. If one can still generate sales from one's Back Catalogue - well and good - and the very best of luck to you!

But many items are no longer available for sale and it's all too hard or not worth their time, for a Performer (or an ex-Performer), to try and reproduce old material. However, diehard Folkies can still be interested, or would be IF they knew about it.

For many years, I was one of those diehards who, if they loved an Artist (or Author!), they then tried to buy every damned recording (or book) they'd ever done. I know Stewie too, has had a similar penchant at times in his past, LoL!!

S'pose that at my stage of Life now, I'm moving more into that "Letting Go of Stuff" phase. i.e. share with the Younger Gens who still have the energy to do something with it - and to be honest, often with greater musical skill :)
Ten to One that the Great Nephew Twice Removed who ends up with your Estate will chuck most of it to the nearest Op-Shop/ThriftShop anyway!!!!

Of course, Music Business Corporations would never be convinced about this way of thinking, no matter if they never ever make another red cent from "their property" ...... coz "IT'S ALL MINE!!!"

..... Madness .....

Just my 2cents worth.