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Simon G 03 Jan 10 - 12:00 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 03 Jan 10 - 12:37 PM
WalkaboutsVerse 03 Jan 10 - 01:00 PM
Ian Burdon 03 Jan 10 - 01:52 PM
open mike 03 Jan 10 - 02:06 PM
Simon G 03 Jan 10 - 03:48 PM
Cuilionn 03 Jan 10 - 04:15 PM
katlaughing 03 Jan 10 - 04:31 PM
Joe_F 03 Jan 10 - 06:28 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 03 Jan 10 - 10:42 PM
Simon G 04 Jan 10 - 08:00 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 04 Jan 10 - 11:22 AM
agingcynic 04 Jan 10 - 11:56 AM
Simon G 05 Jan 10 - 01:33 PM
DebC 05 Jan 10 - 01:51 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 05 Jan 10 - 01:57 PM
DebC 05 Jan 10 - 02:10 PM
Simon G 06 Jan 10 - 10:46 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 06 Jan 10 - 11:11 PM
Amergin 07 Jan 10 - 01:30 AM
Simon G 08 Jan 10 - 10:50 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 08 Jan 10 - 11:25 AM
RWilhelm 08 Jan 10 - 11:55 AM
Simon G 08 Jan 10 - 12:17 PM
katlaughing 08 Jan 10 - 03:28 PM
Stilly River Sage 08 Jan 10 - 04:29 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 08 Jan 10 - 04:52 PM
Stilly River Sage 09 Jan 10 - 12:49 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 09 Jan 10 - 04:12 PM
Mike Regenstreif 09 Jan 10 - 04:22 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 09 Jan 10 - 04:47 PM
GUEST,Dave Bishop 09 Jan 10 - 06:22 PM
Simon G 10 Jan 10 - 12:07 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 10 Jan 10 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,Dave Bishop 10 Jan 10 - 12:21 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 10 Jan 10 - 12:59 PM
Stilly River Sage 10 Jan 10 - 01:46 PM
Simon G 10 Jan 10 - 02:50 PM
GUEST,Guest - Rod Warner 10 Jan 10 - 02:53 PM
GUEST,Gavin Atkin 10 Jan 10 - 02:59 PM
Simon G 10 Jan 10 - 03:46 PM
Simon G 10 Jan 10 - 03:49 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 10 Jan 10 - 05:10 PM
John Hardly 10 Jan 10 - 06:12 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 10 Jan 10 - 06:20 PM
oldhippie 10 Jan 10 - 06:56 PM
katlaughing 14 Jan 10 - 12:32 PM
Simon G 14 Jan 10 - 01:35 PM
katlaughing 14 Jan 10 - 01:43 PM
Simon G 14 Jan 10 - 02:14 PM
katlaughing 14 Jan 10 - 04:06 PM
katlaughing 14 Jan 10 - 04:08 PM
Gorgeous Gary 14 Jan 10 - 09:12 PM
Stilly River Sage 14 Jan 10 - 09:33 PM
Simon G 15 Jan 10 - 01:18 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 15 Jan 10 - 02:46 PM
katlaughing 15 Jan 10 - 03:31 PM
Mysha 15 Jan 10 - 05:38 PM
nigelgatherer 16 Jan 10 - 05:56 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 16 Jan 10 - 07:09 AM
ranger1 04 May 11 - 09:07 PM
Colin Randall 05 May 11 - 04:36 AM
Simon G 05 May 11 - 12:43 PM
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GUEST,Philip W 07 May 11 - 05:13 AM
DrugCrazed 07 May 11 - 08:21 PM
Alice 08 May 11 - 12:55 AM
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Subject: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:00 PM

If you blog then don't be shy tell us about it and include a link to your blog.

I for one am especially keen to hear about mudcatters who blog about entirely different areas on interest.

Please add you blog here

Simon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:37 PM

As long as you asked, Simon. My blog is less than 24 hours old and I'm still figuring it out: http://jerryrasmussen.blogspot.com/. If you drop by, please post a message to see if it works. I expect I'll be commenting on a variety of things, much like in the kitchen table thread.

http://jerryrasmussen.blogspot.com/

I've never successfully made a blue clicky. How come this one isn't blue?

Good idea for a thread! I'll be watching for other blog links.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 01:00 PM

I post a "daily ditty", plus a topical comment sometimes, on http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse; but, for any interested Mudcatters, it's below the line here, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Ian Burdon
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 01:52 PM

Should anyone actually be interested I now blog here http://www.cosmicsurfer.co.uk/

From August 2002 to June 2009 I was here - http://www.cosmicsurfer.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Ianblog.html

Happy New Year!

Ian


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: open mike
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 02:06 PM

does this include myspace and facebook?
i post my radio show playlist on myspace blog
and also a couple of videos of me singing and playing nyckelharpa
http://www.myspace.com/laurelwoodsorrel

and here is my face book page
http://www.facebook.com/laurelwoodsorrel

so now i am on space face


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 03:48 PM

The way we all go on and on on this site you'd think they would be more bloggers than this. Maybe everyone shy or hibernating for the winter.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Cuilionn
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 04:15 PM

Here's my Celtic farmstead chronicle (a.k.a. all the misadventures that have been eating into my Mudcatting time for the past year or twa!)

CowGaels in Tir na Blog

Enjoy!

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 04:31 PM

What a beautiful farm. There was a place in North Stonington, CT which had highland cattle. We used to love driving up to see them. I think they were owned by the same man who plowed his fields with horses, walking behind with a plow. That is an incredibly beautiful piece you wrote about your friend's funeral, too. You are such an excellent writer!


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Joe_F
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:28 PM

http://come_to_think.livejournal.com, but there isn't much about music on it.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:42 PM

Hey, Simon: I'm wondering where all the bloggers are, too. I'm sure there are many more on the Cat. I keep checking this thread trying to see who else is going to post.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 08:00 AM

Jerry

I'm checking as well. I suspect the determination and energy to write regularly is a rare commodity, even rarer in combination with a good writing style and something to say on a regular basis.

I'm really glad you discovered how to add posts, Merging was a wonderful read. Keep it up, tell all your friends about it, and get them to tell their friends


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 11:22 AM

Hey, Simon: I could easily have named my blog "How Can I Keep From Writing." I haven't figured out how to do that yet, and I suspect I never will.

When I started my blog, there was a long list of agreements that you are required to o.k. One was the statement that you own the copyright to everything you post. I'll have to see if I can pull the screen back up and read it again.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: agingcynic
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 11:56 AM

i don't know if this qualifies as a blog, but i regularly post book reviews (which are sometimes about musical subjects) and television reviews at my website, along with my music:

http://www.daveshiflett.com


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 01:33 PM

Dave - it may not be classified as a blog, but its fun and I'm enjoying the music.

Come on there must be more bloggers out there, or are we just too aware of our own inadequacies to share them with the world.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: DebC
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 01:51 PM

I have started one as well and just like Jerry, still trying to figure the ins and outs of it all.

Debra Cowan Music


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 01:57 PM

Hey, Debra: Yours looks way more complicated than mine. I seem to have everything under control and I am computer-challenged.

Thanks for the link.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: DebC
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 02:10 PM

I am married to Mr. Internet, who does web programming for a living. Some of that rubbed off. :-)

Debra


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 10:46 PM

Don't worry Jerry, Debra has been working on her blog at lot longer than you. Give it a few weeks, add lots of material and yours will start to look as good.

Stories are great, we need more of them.

Songs and blogs full of stories are wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 11:11 PM

Thanks, Simon. I'm still working on my blog, but I don't expect it to be alot more complicated than it is. I appreciate your reading my stories. Now that Christmas and New Years are past, I have a large bcklog of stories fermenting in my mind that I want to write. I've rceived a PM from a mudcat friend who is interested in starting a blog. I greatly recommended blogspot.com. If I can figure it out so easily, it's got to be simple!

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Amergin
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 01:30 AM

Well, it's not really a blog....but a networking site for artists, poets, and musicians in general area....I do have some of my photos and writings there:

Guerrilla Media


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 10:50 AM

Blogs are all sorts of thing to all sorts of people. It interesting to see mudcatters using blogs to tell stories, I guess we are inherently story people, that is what attracts us to these forms of music. As far as stories go I'm only a consumer or possibly a reteller in song form but I'm enjoying reading all these blogs.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 11:25 AM

Hey, Simon: One of the immediate rewards of creating my blog is meeting you. It's taken me 73 years to think of myself as a writer. I've been a songwriter most of my life, but somehow that didn't seem to make me qualify. What I've discovered as I've accepted that I am a writer (and I guess I can call myself an Award Winning Writer, as my book recieved an award as one of the six finalists in the National New Book Awards for 2009) is that in the long run, it's all story telling. Not all story tellers are writers, but all writers are story tellers.

My new blog is a wonderful blessing for me. It's a channel for putting down in words the stories I see all around me. It's not that different from the introduction to a song.

Don't assume that you aren't a writer, Simon. If you enjoy telling stories, you have the basic foundation to be a writer.

You might try it some time...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: RWilhelm
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 11:55 AM

Here's my blog of 19th Century American murders: Murder by Gaslight

which includes a few links to DT lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 12:17 PM

Jerry, I'm certainly not assuming I'll never be a writer, but I know I am not today. I'm 22 years behind you so have plenty of time to learn, if its part of my part of God's journey.

Over the last 5 years I've enjoyed learning a little about how to tell a story by singing a song and its been wonderful to tell stories using songs that others have written. Through the gift of their songs, writers have given me the chance to learn so much more about communication. I'll keep learning and see where is takes me.

It is a great pleasure to meet you here and I am quite excited about learning more about you on your blog.

Just read cuilionn's post from a couple of days ago

http://mainecowgaels.blogspot.com/2010/01/another-leveraged-bale-out.html

I was out in the field with the cows, cheering on the bale as it got closer and closer.

Without writers like you guys the world would be a much duller and less understood place.

Simon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 03:28 PM

Nathan, nice pix and great writing. So good to see you doing so!

I started one last Fall before the election but lost steam once Obama won. I have a new one about my personal journey through depression and changing myself as I start a new seven year cycle, but I don't think it would be of much interest to most of you. A few of the women are following it, but I haven't posted an update in a few weeks...must do that soon. Here is a A random picking..other entires are listed.

Jerry, I've thought of using a blog to post excerpts from chapter of a couple of novels I will be publishing, one this year, and the other by next, I hope...but I've been reluctant to just "put it out there" I guess because of copyright issues. I know I can note it is copyrighted, but not sure that would stop anyone...of course that's assuming someone would like it that much!:-)


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 04:29 PM

I've been blogging about organic gardening and natural history issues for quite a while. I was first posting stuff on an organic gardening site, and decided after a while to set up my own blog.

Here it is and it links to a few other forums where I am active. That pecan essay isn't great, I was trying to finish it up when I really needed to be doing something else so I kind of flew through it, but some of the others further back were better-written. And I have several files I've started with text that I'll have to dig out photos and put up.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 04:52 PM

I thought the pecan essay was delightful, and I don't just compliment people to make them feel good. But go ahead.

Feel good.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 12:49 AM

Thanks, Jerry!

There are a lot of reasons for writing for blogs, and a decent writer can make a big impact. Deciding to pay for the site, to have a domain name, etc, or to have advertising or other underwriting is a step you don't have to take to be taken seriously. I'm hoping to do more on the organic gardening next year, to look at where the costs are in gardening and understanding that some of the expense is because people haven't figured out that they need to get their hands dirty in the bug management end of things. But I'll save the rest of that for another day. . .

SRS


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 04:12 PM

I must say, I'm really enthusiastic about this blog stuff. I've been able to figure everything out with no problems. I posted a link on my blog to soundclick so that people can hear some of my music. The link is http://soundclick.com/jerryrasmussen.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 04:22 PM

I have a blog called Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 04:47 PM

Thanks for the link, Mike. Your blog looks brill.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 06:22 PM

Here in South Manchester, UK I am the chair of a group of community volunteers called 'The Friends of Chorlton Meadows'. Chorlton Meadows are in the valley of the River Mersey which flows through South Manchester. We are interested mainly in the natural history of the area and our blog is here: http://friendsofchorltonmeadows.blogspot.com/

I hope that the blue clicky works!


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 12:07 PM

The Friends of Chorlton Meadows took me back. I used to live nearby in 78-79. It seems such a long time ago.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 12:13 PM

My house-building blog, which is temporarily dormant but soon to be renewed, is here.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: GUEST,Dave Bishop
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 12:21 PM

Where are you now, Simon?


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 12:59 PM

Hey, Simon: '78-'79 WAS a long time ago. If I met myself as I was back then, I'm not sure I'd recognize me. :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 01:46 PM

Jerry, take a look at the Art Thieme, Geoff Muldaur, Michael Cooney thread. I'll bet you could play that "six degrees of separation" game someone suggested also. I wish any of those guys kept blogs. There are web sites, but not ongoing conversations. I am glad that Art has donated so much of his stuff to the Smithsonian, and I hope links are made back to it from other music bloggers.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 02:50 PM

Dave

I'm in Nova Scotia the route here was

Didsbury, Manchester 1.5 years
Shaw (North of Oldham) 1.5 years
Oldham 8 years
Standish 16 years
Maghull 0.5 years
Standish 4 years
Lawrencetown Nova Scotia, 0.25 years

Here is a map for you.

Simon & Sandra lived here

Simon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: GUEST,Guest - Rod Warner
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 02:53 PM

Hi - I hope it's ok to mention my blog on here as a frequent reader of Mudcat - I find it useful for info on the UK folk scene of the sixties/seventies as I'm writing a book which references back to those days. Some of the ongoing discussions seem an odd mixture of twee, informative and amusing (deliberatedly or accidentally)- just been scanning the one on McColl recently which is all of that and more. But a democracy of voices will never please everybody - which is what makes the site so fascinating. Floreat Mudcat... My main interests on my blog lean towards free jazz/experimental musics ( and I do occasional downloads but only of single tracks, for a limited period, usually obscure and a taster for the albums if available - more as vehicles to write about and for fun) but I've just checked and found that I've written more reviews of folk/acoustic related gigs than I realised since I started out in July 2005. I see 'folk' as a collection of musics I still love - and occasionally hate! Blog is here...
words and music


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: GUEST,Gavin Atkin
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 02:59 PM

http://intheboatshed.net

I like to include genuine sea songs from time to time, though it's mainly about boats and boatbuilding etc...

Gav


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 03:46 PM

Blogs so far (hope the links all work

Jerry Rasmussen - Thoughts on Faith
David Franks - Walkabouts Verse
Ian Burdon - Riding the Waves to Eternity
Laurel Paulson-Pierce - Open Mike
Cuilionn - CowGaels in Tir na Blog
Joe F - come_to_think
Dave Shiflett - dave shiflett
Debra Cowan - A Folksinger Singing Good Songs Old and New
Nathan Tompkins - Nathan Tompkins's Page
R Wilhelm - Murder by Gaslight
katlaughing - AlterKATE
Mike Regenstreif - Folk Roots/Folk Branches
Dave Bishop - Friends of Chorlton Meadows
Allison Aldrich - Building our First Day Cottage
Rod Warner - WORDSANDMUSIC
Gavin Atkin - intheboatshed.net


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 03:49 PM

Sorry, I'll try again, correcting the incorrect link. 18 all together with such a wonderful spread of interests.

Blogs so far

Jerry Rasmussen - Thoughts on Faith
David Franks - Walkabouts Verse
Ian Burdon - Riding the Waves to Eternity
Laurel Paulson-Pierce - Open Mike
Cuilionn - CowGaels in Tir na Blog
Joe F - come_to_think
Dave Shiflett - dave shiflett
Debra Cowan - A Folksinger Singing Good Songs Old and New
Nathan Tompkins - Nathan Tompkins's Page
R Wilhelm - Murder by Gaslight
katlaughing - AlterKATE
Stilly River Sage - A woman of many parts
Stilly River Sage - Two Cents At A Time
Mike Regenstreif - Folk Roots/Folk Branches
Dave Bishop - Friends of Chorlton Meadows
Allison Aldrich - Building our First Day Cottage
Rod Warner - WORDSANDMUSIC
Gavin Atkin - intheboatshed.net


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 05:10 PM

Thanks for doing this thread, Simon. And yes, SRS, I've been reading the Thieme, Cooney, Muldaur thread. Art has been a deear friend most of my adult life, and I did an opening act for Michael Cooney many years ago that resulted in my first booking as a main "act" at the Sounding Board in Hartford. I've heard Muldaur perform, going back to the early 60's, but can't say I've ever "met" him. That's a very interesting juxtaposition of three people I wouldn't normally associate, with Muldaur being the wild card. Art and Michael certainly plowed the same fields.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: John Hardly
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 06:12 PM

John Hardly's Pottery Blog


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 06:20 PM

www.ronolesko.blogspot.com

I started mine a few years ago, but I've been having some computer issues this year and I have not been able to update as often as I like.   Rather than make it a "personal" blog, I tried to make it more of a folk music news site.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: oldhippie
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 06:56 PM

I post my radio show playlists here:

http://djfrank-myplaylists.blogspot.com/


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 12:32 PM

I completely forgot I'd started a blog as an archive for my op/ed column, "A MindfullSpoken" from the 1990s HERE. I need to add more to it.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 01:35 PM

katlaughing - you going to have to add to it, now you've told us about it. Keep the words flowing.

Simon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 01:43 PM

Thanks, Simon. I lost all of my PC files which had all of my columns, so, in order to all them all, I have to either type each one in, from the newspaper clippings OR hone my voice recognition software and read them in.:-) It is a project I mean to do, though, so I appreciate the encouragement.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 02:14 PM

scanning them in with OCR might help. Alternatively have you tried the newspaper for electronic archives of your columns?


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 04:06 PM

Hmmm...I'll have to see if I have OCR on here. I see MS uses scansoft which I have on my scanner, so maybe I do. I don't think the newspaper in WY was ever organised enough to get everything to electronic files. The ones I sent by email will have long ago been purged esp. as my editor/mentor died several years ago and the paper was bought out and changed for the worse and it was never that great anyway, but the only statewide one in WY, so lots of readership, plus it led to my column being reprinted in a national paper. Thanks for the ideas! I will call the paper, regardless.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 04:08 PM

Hey! You might be onto something, Simon. My Visioneer-One Touch scanner has some OCR something listed, so I think I can do that. How wonderful, thanks!


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 09:12 PM

Hmm...swore I'd posted to this thread. I can be found here on LiveJournal. Mostly SF convention wrap-ups, concert reviews (when I remember), and the occasional engineering-related post.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 09:33 PM

Kat, most scanners come with some kind of OCR program. You might want to try a couple of word processing programs to load it to, just for comparison. I usually drop scanned text into MS Word.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:18 PM

Kat - You may have to play with the OCR settings to get it to work, but OCR should work well from newsprint. If your a competent touch typist the typing it in might still be faster.

Try searching for - web free service OCR - these might be useful, not tried them myself.

I generally use Adobe Acrobat Professional's OCR as I happen to have the product for work.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 02:46 PM

I love cow girls, Cuilionn.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 03:31 PM

Thanks, Simon and SRS. I will try these out.

PS. I was going to try it now, but find the scanner needs to be hooked up from its recent move. That will have to wait for Rog, tonight.:-<


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Mysha
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 05:38 PM

Hi,

Well, if you really collect the whole set: Occasionally, I post something on http://www.vkblog.nl/blog/37739/Kladbloch. Not really a lot of words to read, though, and not everyone would be able to read the few words there. Plus, my latest entries are sort of being published on a Frisian news site instead, so you'd have to use a search engine to get at those.

Bye,
                                                                  Mysha


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: nigelgatherer
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 05:56 AM

One of my enthusiasms is mildly rare recordings...

http://themusicgatherer.blogspot.com/


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 07:09 AM

It occurs to my that my chorus site qualifies as a blog; I'm supposed to update it monthly and sometimes it even happens!

http://www.animaterrasings.org/


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: ranger1
Date: 04 May 11 - 09:07 PM

I don't keep up with them as often as I should, but Kendall thinks I ought to share them with more people.

This one is for my dad: Letters to my Dad

And this one is mostly nature writing: Rants From the Woods


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Colin Randall
Date: 05 May 11 - 04:36 AM

I sometimes post links here to specific items at my music blog - Salut! Live - which, with greatly varying levels of conscientiousness, reports on and reviews folk, folk-rock etc ...

But since the original post asked for non-music sites, too, here goes:

*   Salut! deals with France, the media, language, travel, social affairs, music sometimes and more ...

*    Salut! Sunderland is further evidence of insanity, a very busy blog on the ups and, more often, downs of Sunderland football club ...

* Salut! North is a collection of memories from the North East of England. It started well enough, when I was kicking my heels in a succession of hotels while working in Abu Dhabi, but has been woefully neglected ...

The football one in particular gets respectable hits, currently averaging 1000 unique visits daily, Salut! usually runs between 150 and 400 but has been higher (and lower), Salut! Live benefits from those links here and elsewhere but struggles to get beyond 100 and is usually much lower. Salut! North gets what it deserves, single figures most days.

And now, having managed to miss this thread since it began, I am going to explore some fellow Mudcatters' musings.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Simon G
Date: 05 May 11 - 12:43 PM

Its wonderful to see ones thread revived.

Roll on more bloggers.

Simon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: GUEST,closet-folkie
Date: 05 May 11 - 02:01 PM

Confessions of a Closet-Folkie


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: GUEST,Philip W
Date: 07 May 11 - 05:13 AM

I have a general one on music and literature: Brush on Drum

And one specifically on Sandy Denny which gets a gratifying number of hits.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 07 May 11 - 08:21 PM

Less of a blog and more of a site, I run a gaming review/news/rant site: How To Play

Any recording I do under the name of Himself (Go terrible name! Which I could very easily change if I wanted to. The advantages of being an unknown...) is here


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: Alice
Date: 08 May 11 - 12:55 AM

Mostly about art and illustration, but also my life in general -

http://aliceflynn.wordpress.com/


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: CapriUni
Date: 08 May 11 - 02:17 AM

I have one that I started just last month:

, for discussing the images and issues surrounding the experience of Disability in Folklore, &c.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 08 May 11 - 02:39 AM

Wow! Where to start. So many of you at it. How does this work - do you all do it for yourself, or do you have regular readers?

What can it all mean Batman......?

Durned if I know Robin, but I bet The Penguin's behind it all!


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 08 May 11 - 06:17 AM

@Alan, I do it so I have a portfolio for journalism. Though we do appear to have some people reading it - 1642 different people read it last month :)


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters Blogs
From: ranger1
Date: 08 May 11 - 07:12 PM

I do it mostly for myself, but I do have a few regular readers.

DrugCrazed: wow! A fellow gamer on a folkie site!


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