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Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!

Bert 23 Jul 99 - 05:01 PM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 05:17 PM
Den 23 Jul 99 - 05:29 PM
Margo 23 Jul 99 - 05:34 PM
Bill D 23 Jul 99 - 10:15 PM
Night Owl 23 Jul 99 - 10:58 PM
Lonesome EJ 23 Jul 99 - 11:22 PM
Big Mick 24 Jul 99 - 12:02 AM
bseed(charleskratz) 24 Jul 99 - 12:32 AM
Jeri 24 Jul 99 - 12:35 AM
bbc 24 Jul 99 - 01:05 AM
bet 24 Jul 99 - 11:40 AM
Dave Swan 24 Jul 99 - 01:50 PM
Dani 24 Jul 99 - 04:07 PM
Night Owl 24 Jul 99 - 07:54 PM
Bill D 24 Jul 99 - 09:29 PM
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alison 24 Jul 99 - 11:50 PM
WyoWoman 25 Jul 99 - 12:13 AM
Bill D 25 Jul 99 - 12:28 AM
Dave Swan 25 Jul 99 - 01:08 AM
WyoWoman 25 Jul 99 - 01:12 AM
Bill in Alabama 25 Jul 99 - 07:59 PM
Allan C. 26 Jul 99 - 07:00 AM
Bert 26 Jul 99 - 01:06 PM
Bill Sables 26 Jul 99 - 02:00 PM
Cara 26 Jul 99 - 02:17 PM
Roger in Baltimore 26 Jul 99 - 02:46 PM
Tom on Comfort 27 Jul 99 - 02:36 AM
Bert 27 Jul 99 - 09:46 AM
campfire 27 Jul 99 - 11:13 AM
Bert 27 Jul 99 - 11:19 AM
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Subject: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bert
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:01 PM

Just over three years ago I bought this house which had been converted into a private club. All the ground floor walls were removed and a dance floor and 30 foot bar was installed. It is located in Phoenixville Pennsylvania.

I got it fairly cheaply because it needed renovation. I had been having problems with the local authorities regarding getting permits for renovating the property.

Now my lawyer says I can go ahead and do a lot of the work. What needs to be done is some plumbing, electrical & heating work and lots of cleanup and painting.

Here's the deal....

We choose a weekend, anyone who is willing to help turns up and we provide food and booze for the weekend. You help with the work during the day and well have a couple of song circles in the evenings.

Then we can use it as The Mudcat Tavern.

What do you think? - Any takers? - Any suggestions?(polite ones that is) If we get enough interest we can move on to settling the details.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:17 PM

Hi, Bert,

That's an intriguing idea. Phoenixville is slightly west of Philadelphia? I think it is probably about 4 hours away from us. We've gone farther for a weekend. I suspect Duane & I would be able to help out. It might make sense to schedule a few different dates. Even if we can't all be together, we'll get some work done. Funny you'd bring it up. I had just been doing some thinking of my own. I'd like, at some time in the future, to consider running a kind of folk music bed & breakfast, perhaps near Sandy's, to support events, etc. Could be fun.

best,

bbc


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Den
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:29 PM

Bert I'd love to help but Nova Scotia's a little far away, I know, I know talk's cheap.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Margo
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:34 PM

Gads, Bert how I'd love to come. There's one small thing between us: a continent. I hope you get enough takers,

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:15 PM

hmmmm....distance is not a serious problem...but time..*sigh*..well, if you get some tentative dates, make 'em known...and I'll see.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Night Owl
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:58 PM

THAT sounds like fun Bert....thinking....!!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:22 PM

Oh man, what a great idea Bert! Will the bar be as well stocked as the virtual one? :)

LEJ


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:02 AM

Hell, buddy, I am a journeyman Carpenter. I would be happy to give a weekend. Long as we can sing at night, it is fine with me. Sounds like fun. As long as a date that works for me is chosen, we could have fun. Let's talk about this.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:32 AM

Bert, it's the Mudcat dream, ain't it. I hope you're gonna continue the song circles after you open. I wish I could make it for the painting bee but, like Margarita, I'm a continent away. (Hey, there's a great name for a pub hidden up there: "The Mudcat's Dream"--in case you haven't already paid to have a sign made for the Bide-a-wee Tavern. --seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:35 AM

As long as I have money enough for gas, and I don't end up with a job working weekends, I'll help. Any opportunity to meet folks, play music, and collect that hug from Mick...

Barb, a B&B sounds great. "Welcome. Dinner is served at 6 PM, and we start playing music at 8. You will find a copy of "Rise Up Singing" in your bed table, and they're for sale at the office if you'd care to purchase your own copy."


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: bbc
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:05 AM

Duane & I have thought of B & B or some kind of camp/retreat center. Might be right up our alley. We'll probably need to wait a few years, till the kids are out of school. Doesn't hurt to plan, though.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: bet
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 11:40 AM

Bert, that really sounds GREAT! Wish I was closer, I'd love the get my hands durty and help out. Hope some of you folk closer to Penn. can geive him a hand. Sorry I can't make it but if I get that way and you still need a floor scruber I'd be glad to work at it. bet


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Dave Swan
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:50 PM

Bert, What a great idea. Best of luck. I'd be there with my tools if I could make it from sunny California. I wish I could e-mail labor ! Cheers, D.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Dani
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 04:07 PM

Bert, I'd love to. I've got family in Jersey clamoring for a visit, it would work out nicely. I'd thought about going up the middle of September, and would be happy to spend a chunk of a weekend hammering, painting, singing. I do some of my best singing with a paint roller in my hand. Somehow, show tunes work well on such occasions. If I bring my banjo, can someone show me the way around a chord or two?

Keep us posted.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Night Owl
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 07:54 PM

Bert....any idea how long a drive from the "October Getaway" to your house??? Still thinking....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 09:29 PM

3 or 4 hours, I'd guess..depending VERY much on time of day..(I live in MD 1 hour North of the Getaway)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
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Date: 24 Jul 99 - 09:32 PM

maybe 4-5 hours


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: alison
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 11:50 PM

Love to help but..........


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:13 AM

I've built sets before. Surely a tavern can't be THAT much different... Let's see... Wyoming to Philadelphia...hmmmm... Well, in MY world, anything can happen, so keep us aware of how this goes and maybe, maybe, maybe....

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:28 AM

Bert...if we could get alison and Wyo to come, it sure would bring a lot of OTHERS out of the woodwork, I bet...*grin*...

(wasn't there a poem by e.e. cummings or someone.."Boxers Hit Harder when Women are Around"?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Dave Swan
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:08 AM

Bill- was it "Hit" or "Get"?

PJ (not really Dave)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:12 AM

Well, I know *I* have my preferences... Oooh. It's getting a little warm in here. Think I'll meander over to that other tavern thread and cool off.

ww


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 07:59 PM

Alabama to Pennsylvania--hmmmmm....Ain't been to Pennsylvania since we played those festivals in Shartlesville. I'll look forward to the posting of the dates. I reckon we should bring our own tools, right? No problem.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Allan C.
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 07:00 AM

Sound like it may have the earmarks of the thoughts that spark the ideas that create the processes which evolve into a good idea;-]

I will be glad to help. I am spread pretty thin these days, but let me (us) know when would be good and I will try to be there.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bert
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 01:06 PM

Wow, what a great response.

To Den, Margarita, LEJ,BSeed,Bet, Dave Swan, Alison, WyoWoman, Bill in ALabama; I know you all live too far away, thanks for your moral support though, ALL Mudcatters will be welcome when we are up and running.

To bbc, Bill D, Night Owl, Big Mick, Jeri, Dani, Allan C.; I will get things prepared and set a date. I'll send you each a peronal message soon.

Oh! and if anyone comes across any Mudcat wallpaper......



LEJ, The bar will be stocked with the three basic food groups Beer - Whiskey & Wine.

bbc, You will have to compare notes with Tree, she was thinking about a B&B as well.

Dani, good name for a group 'The Singing Paint Rollers'

Thank you, every one of you.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bill Sables
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 02:00 PM

Bert count on me when I come across next year It is a great Idea Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Cara
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 02:17 PM

Hey, I'm not too far away. Sounds great. Let me know when there's a date.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 02:46 PM

Bert,

Please post the date publicly. I do not easily commit myself to more work (seems like I dredge up enough of it on my own), but I keep getting more spontaneous in my later years here, so if I know, I might come.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Tom on Comfort
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 02:36 AM

Yeah, Bert, do post the date. St. Louis isn't way too far away, so it might work out. I've got some friends between here & there it would be nice to visit, too, so let us know when you're thinking of doing this.

good luck, Tom


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bert
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 09:46 AM

As soon as I have a date nailed down I will post it and also make contact with volunteers individually.

Thanks again everyone. It's going to be a great place.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: campfire
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 11:13 AM

Bert - do you have a date/weekend in mind? We're only in Wisonsin....and could use a reason to leave. My friend rehabs houses for a living; if its not a weekend he's got his kids, its possible.

Otherwise, when you're up and running, you could count on customers, too. Plus, there's always something in need of a ittle repair. Found that out when I bought my house!

campfire


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: Bert
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 11:19 AM

It's looking like sometime in September at the moment. I'll fix the date as soon as I can.

When we are up and running we will welcome lots of customers. We couldn't afford the liquor license so Mudcatters will be our guests. Like Mudcat it will be completely non-profit. Lots of good food and good music.

We haven't decided on opening times yet but I think it will be like our home, neighbors and Mudcatters will not be turned away.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: annamill
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 11:43 AM

September would be great for Glenn and I. He works the weekends in the summer, but will go back to having at least one day of the weekend when he doesn't have to work. He'll go back to that after Labor Day. Sounds like fun, but I'm not sure what help a drummer/security guard and computer programmer will be, but we'll do what we can.

Say hello to Theresa for me.

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern: The real thing!
From: bbc
Date: 03 Aug 99 - 10:37 AM

Hey, Bert,

Any ideas on dates yet? Those social calendars do fill up! I'd still recommend scheduling more than one date, if you can. Hope to see you soon.

bbc


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