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I love Mudcat

Grey Wolf 21 Jan 00 - 11:57 PM
Bugsy 22 Jan 00 - 12:00 AM
Chet W. 22 Jan 00 - 12:04 AM
Mudjack 22 Jan 00 - 12:12 AM
Grey Wolf 22 Jan 00 - 12:20 AM
paddymac 22 Jan 00 - 03:02 AM
Liz the Squeak 22 Jan 00 - 05:59 AM
Little Neophyte 22 Jan 00 - 08:12 AM
jeffp 22 Jan 00 - 08:32 AM
kendall 22 Jan 00 - 09:57 AM
The Shambles 22 Jan 00 - 10:06 AM
Art Thieme 22 Jan 00 - 10:32 AM
Áine 22 Jan 00 - 10:36 AM
Roger in Baltimore 22 Jan 00 - 10:59 AM
katlaughing 22 Jan 00 - 11:24 AM
Mbo 22 Jan 00 - 01:32 PM
JamesJim 22 Jan 00 - 02:20 PM
Áine 22 Jan 00 - 02:36 PM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Jan 00 - 03:30 PM
Little dorritt 22 Jan 00 - 05:14 PM
Mark Cohen 22 Jan 00 - 05:47 PM
Susanne (skw) 22 Jan 00 - 05:53 PM
Liz the Squeak 22 Jan 00 - 06:06 PM
Little dorritt 22 Jan 00 - 06:41 PM
Jon Freeman 22 Jan 00 - 07:24 PM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Jan 00 - 07:28 PM
Little Neophyte 22 Jan 00 - 07:44 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 22 Jan 00 - 08:46 PM
wildlone 22 Jan 00 - 09:16 PM
Caitrin 22 Jan 00 - 09:23 PM
BK 22 Jan 00 - 11:58 PM
Escamillo 23 Jan 00 - 01:44 AM
Llanfair 23 Jan 00 - 03:53 AM
kendall 23 Jan 00 - 09:21 AM
Llanfair 23 Jan 00 - 01:08 PM
bbelle 23 Jan 00 - 06:25 PM
Amos 23 Jan 00 - 06:32 PM
Grey Wolf 23 Jan 00 - 06:42 PM
Amos 23 Jan 00 - 06:45 PM
momnopp 24 Jan 00 - 10:16 AM
Clifton53 24 Jan 00 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,Mbo 24 Jan 00 - 10:46 AM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 24 Jan 00 - 11:02 AM
Amos 24 Jan 00 - 11:10 AM
Art Thieme 24 Jan 00 - 11:17 AM
Margo 07 Apr 01 - 02:18 PM
Matt_R 07 Apr 01 - 02:28 PM
pattyClink 07 Apr 01 - 05:23 PM
GUEST 07 Apr 01 - 08:01 PM
Amos 16 Jan 03 - 03:01 PM
MMario 16 Jan 03 - 03:17 PM
JennyO 17 Jan 03 - 12:35 PM
leprechaun 17 Jan 03 - 12:49 PM
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Subject: I love Mudcat
From: Grey Wolf
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 11:57 PM

Given that there's been so much negative feeling around here recently, I thought I'd try and introduce something positive, lest we forget how good this place still is.

Today I learnt how to start playing guitar like Kate Rusby, I learned better ways of transfering tapes to my computer, I smiled at the discussion on the best way to glue guitars and I listened to some MIDI files of songs that I'd not heard in ages.

Yesterday and the day before were similarly good. When I log on tomorrow I expect it will be equally interesting.

I think that Mudcat is ace, and long may it continue


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Bugsy
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 12:00 AM

I wholeheartedly agree - Long may you prosper

Cheers

bugsy


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Chet W.
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 12:04 AM

Thanks for that Wolf. This is a place worth saving.

Chet


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Mudjack
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 12:12 AM

HURRAY.....We have a positive note. I've been reading a lot of debate and see we have been crapping in the litter box again. Us cats just have to do that every now and then. But the litter box gets stinky after a while and some think it is OK to crap on one another.
Thank you Grey Wolfe for starting the positive note. I think it is time we dwell on the MCs good points and bury the crap behind us. Read what you want and post where you can be comfortable.
We have in our reach probably the best Web site to be found anywhere. I listened to Max on radio archives and heard some disturbing remarks. Folks, Cats, you loose him, we all fold and and find another place to hang around. Max sounded like he was on the edge of chucking the whole thing. We need to be more sensitive to his needs and give him encouragement, not bigger headaches.
I litsened to about an hour and still found the radio show very good. Positives are good.........
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Grey Wolf
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 12:20 AM

Mudjack - plese don't dwell on the past and mistakes that we cannot change - the purpose of this thread is for everyone to say how good Mudcat still is


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: paddymac
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 03:02 AM

As Jung might have said had he ever met Spielberg: "May the force be with us all!"


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 05:59 AM

Feeling is mutual, but the phone bill isn't!! Regardless of that, I'm still here, almost daily..... Been a great help to me, filling in for the missing chat and interaction I had with my former workmates. I no longer get to speak to any of them except two, and one of them is moving 70 miles away next week.... You've all filled in a very lonely time in my life, thank you.

Hopefully I will continue to be able to post, when I start work next month for the IRS!

LTS


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 08:12 AM

Grey Wolf, what a good thought! It is soooooo important to focus on the good things.
In the past couple of days I have become a glue expert.
I have been encouraged to sing and was shown how to expand my range.
I learned a great deal of history from Don Mclean's American Pie.
And someone is sending me sheet music to my all time favorite Seals & Croft 'House At Pooh Corner'
What more could a girl ask for?

BB


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: jeffp
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 08:32 AM

There is so much interesting knowledge held by the people who post here that they are willing, even eager to share! I have learned so much in the short time that I have been coming here, I can't even begin to list it all. What we have here is an international community of people from all sorts of backgrounds who come together and offer facts, ideas, encouragement (a lot of that), creativity, and some truly bizarre senses of humor. All in all, a wonderful place to spend time. The Mudcat has enriched my life in ways I never expected. And for that I thank all of you.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: kendall
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 09:57 AM

This is the best thing that has happened to me in many years. Its loss would be catastrophic. Liz, you wanna compare phone bills? I just got one for $1625.65 for one month. The geek who set up my computer put in an out of town access number, so, every minute I spent on this thing was a toll call. 99% of that time was in the Mudcat


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: The Shambles
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 10:06 AM

I would just like to correct any impession that I may have given that the Mudcat's problems ever outweigh the real positive influences in this great place.

Everything can be made better though, let us do just that.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Art Thieme
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 10:32 AM

ONWARD !!

Art


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Áine
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 10:36 AM

Well said, Art! That's *my* Mudcat Motto from now on!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 10:59 AM

Ah, yes, the Mudcat.

The DT and the people who post to the forum are a cornucopia of information. So much so, I am surprised when an answer is not forthcoming to a question posted. I am amazed, could it truly be no one knows? But no, someone allmost always comes through. 'Frinstance, the answer to the Jeopardy Green Grow the Lilacs question just this morning.

I have learned more about the histories and personalities of folk musicians I admire.

I have gained a deeper understanding of musical theory.

I have learned some techniques I can use in performance.

I have found that there are many people with interests similar to mine who have the same questions about the music and what they do with the music.

I feel I have developed some friendships and have met many wonderful people.

Long live the Mudcat.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 11:24 AM

Mud is thicker than water!


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Mbo
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 01:32 PM

FAG AN BEALACH!!

(Clear the way!)

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: JamesJim
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 02:20 PM

A friend told me about Mudcat just a few short weeks ago and I have been on it every day, ever since. It's a great resouce with great people and a lot of knowledge that's simply priceless. I wonder what one would have to pay for all of this good advice and information in the open marketplace? I'm glad I don't pay for the time I spend here (one monthly fee of $21.95 for unlimited use). I'd probably spend a fortune, because it's such fun.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Áine
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 02:36 PM

Dear Mbo,

That's 'Fág an bealach' . . .

[fadas can be very important in Irish]

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 03:30 PM

The Cat came back, the very next day,
The Catcame back, they thought he was a gonner
But the Cat came back,
He just couldn't stay away.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Little dorritt
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 05:14 PM

I concur completely, I have returned to folk over the past year or so after a long absence, and I have rebuilt my songbook mainly from Mudcat.

Since I am not, and I do not think many of us are, one dimensional folkies, I enjoy the diverse nature of these threads - I like the humour, and those threads I don't understand or don't agree with I don't participate in.

I hope it continues much as it is at the moment - as for the disruptive element - well I am sure my dad is bigger than their dad, so I'll not lose sleep over them!


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 05:47 PM

If I had to pay by the minute for my time on the Mudcat, I'd be broke. This community is important to me, here in the middle of the Pacific. I'm glad for its many experts and many characters, for the connections to music and people I've lost touch with since leaving the Northwest, and for the people who share their humor and humanity along with the music. Once at Camp Harmony I mentioned to Faith Petric how wonderful it was to be a part of the folk community that stretched from Northern California to British Columbia, and she replied, "It's a lot bigger than that. It reaches all over the world." Faith is right, and the Mudcat proves it. Mahalo nui loa (many thanks) to all of you, and especially to Max for putting so much energy into doing this, and doing it so well.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 05:53 PM

Stretches to Germany too. I can't imagine living without my daily (well, nightly) visit to all of you now. Keep it going! - Susanne


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 06:06 PM

Kendall, much sympathising and hysteria over your bill, we thought £250 was bad!

LTS


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Little dorritt
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 06:41 PM

Liz the Squeak, come to Hull, my bill was only £85-00 (We have our own telephone company here) and you can buy a 4 bedroomed house for £4000 in some of the more salubrious parts of town.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 07:24 PM

For those living in the UK, the Screaming Net/ LocalTel deal is worth looking at. You have to move your phone from BT to local tel but they say line rental is the same, guarantee call costs 10% cheaper and offer a free ISP. Phone calls to this ISP are free between 6pm and 8am and all weekend. It is the only way I can afford to spend the amount of time here and ICQ.. that I do.

Jon


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 07:28 PM

Screaming.net is how I can afford it too - it was lousy when it started, but pretty good now. If I had to pay for the time I spend here I'd be skint.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 07:44 PM

I just poured myself a glass of Faithful Hound, a Mulderbosch red wine which my girlfriend brought back from South Africa. A gift for picking up her mail & watering her plants while she was gone.
So I raise my cup of Faithful Hound, in a toast to The Mudcatters
Thank you all who brighten my day, inspire me to play my music and sing my song.

Bonnie


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 08:46 PM

Where else could one find music for lyrics; and lyrics for music. Discuss the merits of one instrument over another. Or just have fun driving around with you're cyber pals in an old Chevy. All that, and social intercourse with people all over the world. This is a great site with some very warm and friendly people. May it last forever said the sailor, Amen. Yours, Aye. Dave (always glad to surf here)


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: wildlone
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 09:16 PM

I now pay for my internet access £11.75p a month, but I get free calls all weekend so here am I at 2am still here and when I get up in the morn I will log on again.
I have learned o lot here, html,lyrics,chords,I have made friends here and I will keep coming back.
HUZZAR for the Mudcat .
HUZZAR for Max.
HUZZAR for all who make it what it is.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Caitrin
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 09:23 PM

I love mudcat! And more still, I love mudcatters! Y'all have all been wonderful over the past few months that I've been here. I have learned more about music here than I'd ever thought I could in such a short amount of time. Thank you all for being the musical, intelligent, thoughtful people you are. A special thanks particularly to katlaughing, for being the first person to welcome me here and make me feel comfortable, despite the fact that I have considerably below average knowledge and experience of music.
And to add to the toasting: Here's champagne for our real friends, and real pain for our sham friends!


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: BK
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 11:58 PM

Health to the freinds at the 'cat & confusion to the enemies of the 'cat - This IS the best site on the net, and here you can tap the most amazing, eclectic assortment of experience, knowlege, wisdom.. derived from the most excellent (if occasionally - & charmingly - eccentric) folkies (& phoakies, etc), from all around the world. Talk about positive! Long live Max & his wonderful assistants at the 'cat!

Cheers, bk


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Escamillo
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 01:44 AM

All my respect and gratitude for the people at the Mudcat,where I've found sincere friendship and always something to learn.
Un abrazo - Andrés Magré from Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Llanfair
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 03:53 AM

Phew! What a relief, it was all getting so heavy yesterday, I was forced to use my full name!!!
Liz, I was getting bills like that, they are scary. AOL may have it's faults....Katlaughing will tell you all about them, but their penny a minute now means that I am bolled monthly instead of quarterly, and £30 isn't bad for the amount of time I spend here. Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: kendall
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 09:21 AM

you are getting "BOLLED" monthly? lucky you lol


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Llanfair
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 01:08 PM

Yeah! only monthly!! That will teach me to proofread posts! Bron.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: bbelle
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 06:25 PM

I came to the mudcat looking for the lyrics to one song and I'm still here 2 years later ... not because I have a burning need for song lyrics ... but because of the people... a few whom I now call "friend." When I've been especially blue, I've turned to the mudcat to make me laugh. When I have something exciting to share, I often share it on the mudcat. I met my wonderful friend, harpgirl, via the mudcat. I know that I could travel nationwide, and even internationally, and find a mudcatter, with whom to play music. And we would have lots to talk about because the mudcat would be at the core of our conversation. If you've been around the block a few times, you know this isn't something you take lightly. I've learned so much musically. The mudcat has stripped away my shell and allowed me to feel emotions that I thought were gone forever. Max is very old for his years and I think he knew when he designed the Mudcat Cafe it would encompass the world. And it has done just that. What a high it is for me to be sitting in Tallahassee, Florida, chatting with Alison in Oz. Who'da thunk it? And, while there are times when I need to put space between me and the mudcat, I'm still there. Checking in on friends. That's why I love the mudcat ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 06:32 PM

I am a new Catter, and cannot come over As often as I'd like But when I do it is like returning to A treasure in a secret place; Mudcat renews its own. It is hard to say just why a web of singing souls Should provide such a constant draft of pleasure But I am glad to know it will be there The next time I click on through.

I'd say you all earn thanks, Just for what you do for each other. And an occasional ingrate, and a sourpuss or two Just makes the bright spots better. Thanks for being Mudcat; keep it rolling.

A.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Grey Wolf
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 06:42 PM

Amos,

There has been the most minor of disruptions here (try frequenting a newsgroup) and I think we all pretty much remain friends.

For all our faults, folkies are undoubtedly the nicest people in the world

Wolf


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 06:45 PM

I gathered as much, but couldn't find the hassle -- or Id'a jumped in with two bits for the sport. I'll buy your take on folkies. Never met a folksong lover I didn't like.

Amos


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: momnopp
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 10:16 AM

Listening to Peter Mealy & Laurie Rose Griffith "Enough To Call It Love" (Tocoi Light is the CD title; can't find a year on it but it's post 1995) and reading this thread when I should be working. . .

I love Mudcat because it keeps me going. I know I can "come here" anytime and find words of inspiration, warmth, understanding and kindness. And that's worth more to me than anything. It's a connection; a lifeline; a lifesaver in more ways than one.

Max, we love you and your creation - ~momnopp blows you a kiss~ it's all worth it.

JudyO


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Clifton53
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 10:29 AM

I too wandered in some months ago looking for lyrics and links. I can't tell you how much the 'Cat has helped me with my music and knowledge of folk-songs. And I even ventured forth to a gathering and met some people that were open, kind, and VERY GOOD musicians.

May the 'Cat live forever. And thank you Max, just for being Max. God rest.

Clifton


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: GUEST,Mbo
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 10:46 AM

How much do I love Mudcat? WITHOUT QUESTION. Ask my sisters and my parents. They'll testify that I spend more time on Mudcat than I do at anything else. I just love it here so much! The epic tale that spawned from my little Mudcat Juke Joint post was the greatest thing I've felt I've ever had the honor to be a part of. I'm also looking forward to having one of my songs being played on Mudcat Radio, possibly this week. But most of all--I love the Mudcatters themselves. I've had the chance to go beyond posting, and do some ICQ chat and Hearme stuff with some 'Catters. It furthers the connection I feel--instead of faceless internet colleagues, they become close and true friends. I goes to show that friendship is so strong that it can pop up across five to five thousand miles, between people you've never seen or met--that's what I call true friendship. Goodness knows you're the only real friends I have--I have no friends in real life. I love you every one....*sniff*....acusle mo chroidhe....

--Mbo

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 11:02 AM

If you ever want to try that Gaelic for real, come up this way, and you shall find you have many friends in Nova Scotia Mbo. No such thing a stranger in a Maritime kitchen, just friends we havent met before. Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 11:10 AM

Some folks love the mountains Some folks love the sea Some folks love the greenback But ain't no one loves meee.

I'm just a rock and a hardplace A lonesome by-myself I guess I'll spend my time up here On nobody's back shelf

Some folks stare at planets Their destiny to see Some folk just love lovin' But ain't no one loves meee.

Ooowaa oowa...


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Art Thieme
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 11:17 AM

All of the above---and some of whatever follows as well !!!

A while ago I started a thread titled "WHY WE GRAVITATE TO MUDCAT" (or something quite similar). Please check that thread out (now that Max has made it pretty easy) for some good insights into this place.

Love,

Art


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Margo
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 02:18 PM

I LOVE this place.

My music teacher (guitar, banjo) was very dubious that I couldn't find the lyrics to a song I want to do. I told him I bet my friends online will come through.

Sure enough, I got a pm from someone I've never "met" and I now know all I wanted to know about "Ridin' Ol' Paint and Leadin' Ol' Ball". This place is TOPS!!!! And that's only because of the people.... Happy Margo


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Matt_R
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 02:28 PM

Very touching thread...

My last words up there brought tears to my eyes, thinking of my old self.

May Mudcat continue forever...


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: pattyClink
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 05:23 PM

Like the creepy woman in the Irish Spring ad: "I like it toooo!"

But seriously, I've missed the negative stuff that's been mentioned, except for some people talking about down days and sad events. I assume it's threads I'm not clicking on. If it's the political threads that are bumming you, well, maybe if we'd all skip 'em, they'd go away? Too many threads, too many songs, to waste bandwidth on political tussles.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 08:01 PM

I love mudcat but i haven't been able 2 get on 4 ages but yeah its ace


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 03:01 PM

Refresh for those who came after.

A


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: MMario
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 03:17 PM

it *is* that time of year again...


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: JennyO
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 12:35 PM

I couldn't get on to Mudcat all day, but I still love it. It's wonderful to think you share so much with people all over the world and discover the ones you have a lot in common with. I find myself putting thoughts into words that I have never done before, and then getting instant positive feedback, seeing people make a difference to each other and supporting each other and even being able to make a bit of a difference myself, sometimes reading things that make me laugh, cry or think deeply. I've only been on Mudcat for few weeks, but you've got me! Thanks Sandra for suggesting it, and to Daylia and all the other lovely people that I feel a kinship with.

Long may it live!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: leprechaun
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 12:49 PM

The mudcat rocks! I mean...The mudcat Folks!


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Bearheart
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 01:04 PM

How do I love thee, let me count the ways...

For friendships with likeminded (and occasionally not likeminded) people

For the DT

For the forum which backs up the DT with other info on the songs when you're doing a search and can't find what you're looking for (I have encountered SO MUCH information when researching related threads-- websites devoted to lore of the Selchies, for just one recent example)

For the PM pages where you can have private converations with friends or share info that's not of general interest

for the Forum where so many kind souls will help you find words and references not found in the DT and other problems we all need help with

For an opportunity to share ideas, inspirations, the pleasure and love of music, hopes and fears, ideals

For showing us the world is not so big after all and we are not alone

I get on Mudcat at least twice a week when my life is busy, once a day when I can, and as often as possible when I'm traveling. I try not to spend more than an hour at a time, because it is so addicting; but I can't always limit myself to that. There's too much wonderful stuff here. Just for comparison, I seldom spend more than 3 hours a month looking at other sites on the net, though because of my work I am often on email an hour or two a day.

Bekki


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: banjomad (inactive)
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 01:13 PM

The Mudcat is brilliant, can't do without it.
Dave


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 01:50 PM

I work on the principle that a club/group/coterie is as good as it's members - so I try to give it my best wisdom and my best jokes - er how am I doin?


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Susanl
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 02:21 PM

I only joined as a member yesterday but for weeks now, I've been dropping in every day to see what people are talking about. There is SO much musical information to begin with as well as thoughtful discussion on so many subjects. And some good jokes. I'm really amazed at what Mudcat is. I've never seen anything like it. It takes real vision and I'm guessing an awful lot of hard work to create and maintain Mudcat. We're lucky to have it.


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 04:52 PM

Don't much care for th' place muh-self. Sorta got here by acsidint axsadent mistake one day. Ya see, me an' muh brother Bill an' muh other brother Bill (muh Momma likes th' name "Bill") wuz out muddin' one day. Now, fer you city slickers 'at don't know 'bout it, muddin's when us country boys takes 'em big ole four-wheel-drive trucks with 'em big ole nobbly tires out where they's lotsa mud left after a rainstorm 'n we spin donuts 'n make a buncha noise 'n drink beer 'n jus' gen'ly raise hell until we either pass out or blow up a motor. Well, one day Ah blowed up th' motor in muh ole Chevy 'n we towed it back home 'n we'z thinkin' about where's we gonna get a 'nuther motor 'n muh other brother Bill says he knows where there's a Caterpiller bulldozer that we cud probly get th' motor out of. So that night we snuck over t' where the highway boys wuz doin' some clearin' fer a new road 'n we snagged th' motor outta this big ole D-8 jus' as purty as yuh please. Tookit back home 'n took a cuttin' torch t' th' ole Chevy 'n somehow or 'nuther got that big ole Cat diesel into it. Next day we fired that mother up 'n run it on down t' the muddin' bog 'n, Ah'm gone tell yuh what, that rig flat kicked ass. Muh brother Bill said that since it 'uz such a bad-ass truck we orta give it a name. So we thunk 'bout it fer a while 'n muh other brother Bill says that since it's fer muddin' 'n it's got a Cat motor in it we shud call it "Mudcat".

So, one day Ah's playin' roun' on this computer 'n Ah decided t' see if mebbe sumbody else had a truck like mine so I put "Mudcat" into that Google thing 'n next thing Ah know Ah'm here at this place. Now, Ah've got some friends that pick 'em guitars 'n banjos 'n such so Ah though Ah'd just check it out. Well, Ah'm gone tell yuh what, you's about a buncha wierd-ass damn people. Ah think a whole buncha yuh's Commnists 'r sumthin. Always bad-mouthin' th' President. 'N halfa yuh's ferners 'uh some kind. Always talkin' 'bout some places called "Hull" 'n "Twillingsgate". What th' shit's 'at all about? 'N 'at Spaw character. Always fartin' 'n sayin "fuck" right out in public. 'N what in th' double-dee hell is a Shatner?

Ah tell ya, you people is sumthin else.

By th' way. There's some feller hangin' 'round here purtendin' t' be me. Goes by th' name "Bruce". He ain't me. My Momma'd never give no son 'a hers a wimpy-ass name like "Bruce". Muh name's Bill, jus' like muh brothers. Ah told yuh Momma likes th' name "Bill".


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: smallpiper
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 07:00 PM

Its brought a smile to my life and I've met some ace people too! Long may it prosper!


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Subject: RE: I love Mudcat
From: *daylia*
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 11:26 AM

I love Mudcat too!

It's been a great introduction to computers and to the Internet - I've learned so much here! From HTML to guitar teaching tips to the effects of global warming in Iceland to the origins of 'Yule' to the phenonema of male lactation (!!) And now when I'm gazing at the pre-dawn sky I can even tell the difference between Venus and Saturn!

I've 'met' so many wonderful, supportive and inspiring people on this site, and I'm grateful to you all - especially you Max!

:-)   Purrrrrrrrrrr


daylia

PS I hafta be careful though - I can get so 'addicted to love'... kinda like music ...


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