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On Being a New Member of Mudcat

wysiwyg 12 Feb 00 - 11:06 AM
Bill D 12 Feb 00 - 01:24 PM
TerriM 12 Feb 00 - 04:27 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 12 Feb 00 - 06:50 PM
Crowhugger 12 Feb 00 - 09:11 PM
wysiwyg 12 Feb 00 - 09:33 PM
Little Neophyte 12 Feb 00 - 10:09 PM
wysiwyg 12 Feb 00 - 10:17 PM
simon-pierre 12 Feb 00 - 10:37 PM
SeanM 12 Feb 00 - 10:49 PM
Alice 12 Feb 00 - 10:54 PM
wysiwyg 12 Feb 00 - 10:59 PM
GutBucketeer 12 Feb 00 - 11:04 PM
wysiwyg 12 Feb 00 - 11:15 PM
Crowhugger 12 Feb 00 - 11:57 PM
GUEST,CLETUS 12 Feb 00 - 11:59 PM
Amos 13 Feb 00 - 12:09 AM
Sorcha 13 Feb 00 - 01:30 AM
Escamillo 13 Feb 00 - 02:11 AM
Sorcha 13 Feb 00 - 03:08 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 13 Feb 00 - 08:17 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 13 Feb 00 - 08:18 AM
Crowhugger 13 Feb 00 - 08:30 AM
wysiwyg 13 Feb 00 - 10:36 AM
Amos 13 Feb 00 - 10:43 AM
Crowhugger 13 Feb 00 - 11:11 AM
Midchuck 13 Feb 00 - 11:40 AM
Sorcha 13 Feb 00 - 12:32 PM
simon-pierre 13 Feb 00 - 07:06 PM
Crowhugger 13 Feb 00 - 07:51 PM
Escamillo 13 Feb 00 - 08:14 PM
catspaw49 13 Feb 00 - 08:18 PM
simon-pierre 13 Feb 00 - 09:05 PM
Escamillo 13 Feb 00 - 09:08 PM
Bill D 13 Feb 00 - 09:08 PM
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simon-pierre 13 Feb 00 - 09:32 PM
Amos 13 Feb 00 - 10:32 PM
wysiwyg 14 Feb 00 - 02:12 AM
Crowhugger 14 Feb 00 - 08:19 AM
Amos 14 Feb 00 - 08:59 AM
Crowhugger 14 Feb 00 - 10:07 AM
Ma-K 14 Feb 00 - 11:40 AM
simon-pierre 14 Feb 00 - 11:52 AM
GUEST,Mbo 14 Feb 00 - 12:37 PM
BlueJay 14 Feb 00 - 01:07 PM
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Subject: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 11:06 AM

I'm so new to surfing that I didn't even realize how different the Mudcat Cafe is from other chats or sites. I was lcky enough to find the site early on and now this is the standard I expect. Scary thought, especially with all the characters that frequent this Cafe.

I started this thread because the name of it is generic enough that people may return to it over time when they join and start looking at old threads.

I'd like this thread to contain material on what your "membership" in this *community* has meant in your life. I would hope to see responses that start from how it has benefited you, and flow out into how your presence here has served others in your world. (I know it will contain lots of other wildly entertaining stuff too.)

If you can blue-clicky some old threads into this that you more senior members (heh heh heh) think would help new members find their way around the place, that would be super. I guess if that's already been done I didn't find it and there may be one link that goes to that.

Another topic in this thread could be, "Stages of Newbies."

Such as 1. You stumble in the door of the cafe because you just have got to pee or get a drink or a cup of joe or a lyric that's making you batty 2. You make whatever first impression your going to make 3. A habiyue responds and at least shows you where the litter box is and you are so grateful that you think everyone is a saint. 4. You become so enamored of the place that you write in every thread posted for a month and can't remember who you said what to. People start telling you how you're coming across and you realize they are human. 5. You learn how to search and you realize you are human too. 6. You read old threads because the new ones aren't getting action as fast as your craving demands, discover what an idiot you've been, and develop a new appreciation for those who came before you.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 01:24 PM

This place IS special..it has a very unusual combination of fancy, useful features and knowlegeable, helpful people. Since I have been around from the beginning, it is a way to continue the combination af good friends and wide varieties of music that I enjoyed even before the WWW came into wide use. There are other places on the net/WWW where nice people go and chat, but because the focus of the place IS blues/folk music; and because blues/folk music MEANS that the topics are wide and varied, you sort of automatically get people whose minds and interests go beyond the stereotyped topics of many other places/groups.

If you want to discuss motorcycles, or flowers, or woodcarving, or recipes for noodles, I am sure you can find a way....and some nice people too, but IF this very format and setup were given to some other interest group, it would 'feel' VERY different. *BECAUSE* Max & Dick Greenhaus run it like they do, it is open and friendly..(except for the inevitable conflicts with a few personalities who simply cannot keep from stirring things up). The subject matter gives us a head start, the powers that be keep it working......and the wild bunch of crazies who come by keep it worth while.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: TerriM
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 04:27 PM

As a self confessed crazy, I would have to say that I stumbled in here, found it made good coffee,was full of my kind of loony and played my kind of music, so I put my feet up on the table and stayed around.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 06:50 PM

TerriM said it all fer me mates. Just want to add it made a big difference in my life. Help and support during some tough times; and I found people I would love to meet in person one day. The music on the Mudcat Radio is just wonderfull, and I shall be a Catter as long as I draw a breath. Yours,(always)Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 09:11 PM

Praise,

whaddyu play? I'm mostly voice with enough guitar to go with it and even less banjo. Lately, cello has my interest...it's a marvel in blues as an inner voice. Love it!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 09:33 PM

I'll just say briefly here, since I've been going on and on about it in recent threads which you will probably see soon...

Voice Autoharp, electric & acoustic, played upside down & full sound Whistling (face, not tinwhistle, etc.)

All of the above for public

little lap harp just for me

songleader not "performer"

part of Good News-Goodtime Band who hosts small monthly jam and plays free local organizations, churches, etc.

lead music on weekly saturday might gospel/communion service at husband's Episcopal church

from Chicago, now in n. central PA

nest nearly empty (one biological and two step teens)

any genre I can try

started as fun, now semi-pro and still fun

Need Roadies!!!!!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 10:09 PM

Praise, I hear you send your Roadies to potentially dangerous developing countries. I hope you at least feed them well.

I came here because I took up the banjo. I had no clue about folk music. To me, the term frailing was something that was becoming fragile. I have learned a great deal from these warm loving folks.
And those Catters who are confrontational have strengthened my self-worth.
I spell much better too.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 10:17 PM

Hi Little Neo, nice to meetcha.

It's true my roadies go somewhere strange but they go there on their own and they know the way back if they want their paychecks. They spent their last ones on funny crunchy smelly green stuff and are still way gone, man.

It's hard to get good help these days. Everyone else wants to be in the band!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: simon-pierre
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 10:37 PM

I found Mudcat café two weeks ago, while I was searching for lyrics. Never been on discussion forum before; i think i made a big mistake by giving my personnal email - nobody answered to my thread! (but ddw helped me, and i found what i was looking for). Since, i check every day what's going on, but i do not write too much, my english-second-language is too poor (they say it takes only 400 words to make a language - the problem is to know how to make them fit...). Anyway, I never tought i would find so many people that loves folk music gathered in the same place! Mudcat is a great place - and the atmosphere (?) is very cool.

SP


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: SeanM
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 10:49 PM

SP, around the 'cat, about 10 words make a language at times (as long as one of them is "possum").

Post em' here, watch the discussions here, and be joyous in the results.

We've got a special place here. Let's all appreciate it.

M


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Alice
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 10:54 PM

Click on 'links' at the top of this page, then choose Memorable Mudcat Threads from the pull down category... some forum history there.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 10:59 PM

Alice:

Oh, THOSE links!!! See you in a year or so!!!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 11:04 PM

Hi Praise:

Gosh, I've seen you around so much lately, that I thought you WERE an old-timer.

Have you ever entered a room, or visited a group where everyone felt like old friends, or a nice old worn out pair of jeans that you'd never part with. That's how the Mudcat struck me the first time I visited, and I've been coming back ever since. Heck, we even have family squabbles which make is seem just like home when I'm visiting for the holidays :-).

If you live in Central PA and Play autoharp YOU MUST COME TO the MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUTOHARP GATHERING this summer. It 's put on by Georege and MaryLou Orthey on their farm just Outside of Harrisburgh. I've never met an Autoharper that I didn't like.

Little Neo transforms to Banjo Bonnie who transforms back to Little Neo. Are you one and the same??? Is Banjo Bonnie your secret super musician identity? Little Neo, heard the call for help... The Jam was getting out of control as three Bohdran players were fighting for the rythmic lead! She slipped into her case, and Banjo Bonnie appeared with picks flying. The drummers were frailed into submission, and even the fiddler thanked her as she disappeared into the outer circle once again.

:-)


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 11:15 PM

JAB-- Naw, man, I a newbie doobie doo! But I think it's wearing off suddenly. Comes of having been a member of other communities who focus on one main thing and tehn let it rip. You learn how to avoid starting messes and how to help clean them up. (And then you take a turn screwing up and hope someone else is having a turn on janitorial duty while you're off!)

Re: Orthey Not likely to go this year, and never been, but family schedule is nuts.

BTW, PA Cable Network (PCN) does a fabulous series of 1/2 hour video tours of PA manufacturers and they profiled Orthey's; not for the festival (which they did mention) but it showed how he makes the autoharps. They've covered Martin Guitars too, as well as Zippo, Mack Truck, all kinds of cool stuff. Seen it anyone?

We have a German-trained luthier near us who ought to be a 'Catter, he's a classical kinda guy and we oughta infect him.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 11:57 PM

Salut et bienvenue, Simon-Pierre.

I'd recognize a French accent, even in writing, even if the name gave no idee. Etes-vous Quebecois? Franco-Ontarien? Your written anglais doesn't sound at all from southern USA.

I grew up in the Outaoais region -- so long ago I don't even know any longer if that's how to spell it. But I can still figure out plus de francais que la plupart des gens pres de Toronto.

Hey, connaissez-vous le chanson, "Grandmere?"

And does anyone know how to type accented characters? How about you, Simon-Pierre?

Gee, this is just like home, now.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: GUEST,CLETUS
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 11:59 PM

I shur wish az how I cud join up but catspaw woan gimmee no permission an sinz I use his puter thang he sez it ain't rite that Max be givin cookies to thoze whut aint got gud senz.

But seeinz az ta how I bin rount heer fer a gud bit I wanna say whut a fine thang it is that chall have seen fit ta be heer too an I doan holt with them whut thingz poorly of folks cuz thair new.

So even tho I aint no member, me an Paw an the Reg boyz all wanna tell ya welcum ta the Mudcat. Catspaw sez I shud say a welcum from Cleigh O'Possum too, but I git reel tard uv thet stoopid possum makin sport uv me.

CLETUS


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 12:09 AM

Uh-oh, batten 'em down new and old. Cletus done been let out, and be forewarned he smelleth silently but deadly.



A


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 01:30 AM

If Cletus comes, can 'spaw be far behind? RUN FOR THE HILLS!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Escamillo
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 02:11 AM

Crowhugger, I've got a standard USA keyboard and configured it as English USA International. To write an accented vowel, first strike the single quote (nothing will echo) and then the vowel, example á é í ó ú. Double quote will render ä ë ï ö ü for other languages. For the Spanish ñ: first "~" , then "n"
Just for curiosity, how does MY written accent look like ?
Best regards, Andrés


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 03:08 AM

English, very good.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 08:17 AM

Escamillo, that doesn't necessarily display them as the accented character. Best way is to use the "aacute; for á or "agrave; for à


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 08:18 AM

Escamillo, that doesn't necessarily display them as the accented character. Best way is to use the "aacute; for á or "agrave; for à

OOps! Wasn't paying attention....à for à or á for á


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 08:30 AM

...drift on a sweet zephyr...

Andres,

To me, your written accent looks no different than an occasional typo. No special pattern. Guess I didn't grow up in the midst of your mother tongue. Which, by the way, is what?

back to e-mud 101...

George,

Exactly what keystrokes do you mean? Please if you can, also include "accents circonflex et cedile." And doing italics would be great. Lately my sort-of alternate language is Polish, which is a whole other set of characters. Is there an old thread or an FAQ spot?

Thank you. Merci. Dziekuje.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 10:36 AM

Keep em coming folks!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 10:43 AM

You will find the tricks for acute, circonflex and ague in the HTML handbook in the "Links" I believe. I am rushing out or I would find them for you. Milles regrets.

A


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 11:11 AM

t'anks for the tip.

Am I the only one who suddenly got really blabby once I got the nerve to make one little posting? Praise, whaddabout you? My other half misses the computer. By the way, your name get my homonymic cells going: prays, preys.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Midchuck
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 11:40 AM

Crowhugger: "Am I the only one who suddenly got really blabby once I got the nerve to make one little posting?"

No.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 12:32 PM

I just refreshed the HTML thread. In it is a link to a table for HTML commands for special characters. It's about half way down.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: simon-pierre
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 07:06 PM

Ciel, je suis démasqué!

Crowhugger: i'm from Québec city. I don't know exactly the meaning of «blabby» (neither my dictionnary), but i made a post for the thread «on being a new member...» and we're now talking of keyboard and accent... So here it is: my keyboard is configured for french canada, so it's really easy to type accent - the english or american keyboard configuring is quite esoteric for me. I know there's a so-call «universal» that should allow you to type every strange character you want - ASCII Character. For example, in theory, if you press «alt», 9, 2 (keep holding «alt»), you sould have a backslash (\). (But that doesn't work as I'm trying it...). Maybe a research for ASCII on the net could give you the answer.

I don't think I know «Grand-mère». Do you have a verse?

SP


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 07:51 PM

SP,

"Blabby" veut dire "very, very talkative." Je vais lire (comment est-qu'on dit 'the link'?) a HTML.

Le diner est presque bien cuit; a la prochaine...


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Escamillo
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 08:14 PM

Crowhugger, George, I had assumed that my accents were visible (they are when I come back to read them) but it seems not so simple, since you don't see them. Will try an HTML thread. In fact, the only word accented in whatever I write is my own name, which could be written Andres as well. My native language is Spanish, I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. My nickname is taken from Bizet's opera Carmen (Escamillo is the "toreador") but I hate bullfights.
Please Simon-Pierre, exactly which keys do you strike to obtain accented vowels ? May be the French configuration is also useful for me.
Un abrazo - Andres


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 08:18 PM

I just imagine listening to old interviews with Fangio Andres.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: simon-pierre
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 09:05 PM

Escamillo,

I should say that the DESIGN of the keyboard is different - there's keys for every accent i need.

SP


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Escamillo
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 09:08 PM

Spaw, are you a fan of Fangio ? Great, great man, honest, humble, a real champion. If you are fan enough, I could try to obtain video or audio clips of old interviews. Un abrazo - Andres


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 09:08 PM

on a PC..not a MAC...'alt 0131' = ƒ...'alt 0223=ß...and 'alt 0225-alt 0246 and further gives you a lot of stuff....áâãäåæçèéêëìí...etc..

I found a WONDERFUL little freeware program called Extended Character Map which will show you ALL the characters and their dec, hex, Oct & bin #s...it loads instantly and lets you view in sizes and color!.....best 'quick' reference I have seen..remember..PC only..


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 09:23 PM

I'll send you a personal message Andres. He was a fine gentleman and one of the absolutely finest drivers who ever lived.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: simon-pierre
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 09:32 PM

Thanks You Bill! You've got exactly what I was talking about!

SP


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 10:32 PM

This has my curiousity. Macs generate characters based on font plus combination keys -- the special character in one font will be different in some cases from another with the same keystroke.

Pardon me while I run a wee test:

Plain: abcdefghijklm,nopqrstuvwxyz`1234567890-= Opt:å*ç*´ƒ©·ˆ*°¬µ˜ø*œ®ßݨ**=¥*¡™£¢*§¶•ªº–* shiftopt:å*ç*´ƒ©·ˆ*°¬µ˜ø*œ®ßݨ**=¥*/€ÐðÞþý°·‚—± éá´e·e

Hmmm...


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 02:12 AM

Crowhugger, I could write a book about it!

I bet if we go back and look at the accumulated postings of active members,we'd see that their first ones were really long anfd they get shorter and shorter. Some postings now have no words in them at all, and these are obviously the true models to which we should all aspire! (But I'm sure just as much thought goes into those as ever went into any posting.)

Also, not only do newbies post LONG messages, we double post them!!!

Ah, I think I will go look at the early postings of some of my new friends and see... no, I think I'll stick to now. Otherwise I might be tempted to resurrect all the old stuff by making one long (highly serious and pertinent) response to the first thread initiated by each currently-active member.

Just kidding.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 08:19 AM

Yup, that says it, Praise.

So tell us, now that you've found this great little hang-out, do you take flak about 'getting a life?' Speaking for myself, my dog has perfected his already magnificent sulk. He gives it a special vocal energy when he sees me headed for the computer. Spouse handled it by getting a second computer. Yes, really. Bad, eh?

Well, it's also job-hunt time, and I'm regularly checking databases and researching potential employers. So it isn't as bad as all that. More fun though to paint the caricature.

Have you hugged your crow today?


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 08:59 AM

I keep telling myself Ineed to get some work done.

Then I click on the Mudcat link just to check....it's a Hopeless Habit, is whut.

Wal, it keeps me off the streets.

A


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 10:07 AM

Amos, just watch your back end when yer a-wanderin down the highway.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Ma-K
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 11:40 AM

Your right Amos. It is a hopless habit,and I am not planning to break it. My poor husband just doesn't understand.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: simon-pierre
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 11:52 AM

Sans espoir... My guitar just doesn't understand. But that's for her i'm doing it!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: GUEST,Mbo
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 12:37 PM

When I come home to my parents' house, they hide the phone cord so I can't go online. They say I spend way to much time here. So let 'em hide it. Absence makes the heart grow fonder!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: BlueJay
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 01:07 PM

Simon-Pierre: Don't worry about your English skills; I wish that I had a SECOND LANGUAGE that I could use as well as you use English. I think that GUEST-CLETUS amply demonstrated that most mudcatters will understand your postings no matter HOW many misspellings, typos etc there are. You stated at first that you don't write very often, but following this thread I see that you are becoming bolder. Excellent. Each new voice is a new resource. I am also new at MUDCAT, but I think that these resources and just plain folks are what it's aall about. You may know something I don't know and vice versa. These MUCATTERS are an amazing group. They have not failed yet to answer any music related question I've submitted, usually within a few hours. And as you have discovered, (concerning the keyboard characters), Mudcatters are an invaluable computer resource as well. I was thinking of a MUDCAT CONVENTION, but that would be very difficult, especially considering we already have one at our fingertips. Sorry for rambling, but as I said, I'm a Newbie.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 01:25 PM

I hope all of you 'Cat addicts in denial in the "real world" who admit to your Mudcat addiction in here are checking out the Musicicoholism thread which is a stitch.

I too am having trouble getting work done but so much of my work isat the computer, I have found I can do both if I remember to split my screens and leave the 'Cat for the odd break here odd there and there and there and there.

At least 'Catters aren't guppies, or all us young-uns ud be be et!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: simon-pierre
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 03:57 PM

You're right BlueJay! Sure everyone's got something i don't know - knoweldge of music here is absolutly amazing! I got a lot of work to do, musically speaking!

I go back to my guitar...

SP


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 05:39 PM

Ah, SP returns a son amour. Et bien, a tout a l'heure je retournerai aux miens. Mes instruments, ma (mon?) voix inclus, m'attendent.

Ici sont les paroles - "Old Grand-mere"

Un,deux, trois, encore un' fois
You meet the most interesting quebecois
On the road to old Grand-mere.

I took a trip to Old Grand-mer'
By way of visitation.
I borrowed a horse and a vieux calech'
As a means of transportation.

Un deux trois...

I met a farmer on the road,
I asked him for directions
He said, "One minute, I will ask my horse,
He knows very well the section.

Un deux trois...

Met a joli' marchand' as sweet and fresh
As the legum' she was selling.
She had two cheeks like ripe tomat'
And a figure like watermelon.

Un deux trois...

I met a charming 'damoiselle'
And asked her if she'd be willing.
She said, "Fatons, mon pauvre fou!
I've a husband and fourteen children."

Un deux trois...

Met a vieux bonhomm' on the promenad'
I saw he was wearing his manteau.
I said, Mon dieu, you've got cold blood.
You must come from Toronto!

Un deux trois...

There might be another verse. It brings LOL wherever people love to hate Quebec politicians or Toronto. Ou les deux! I've tried to use italics for French and proper line breaks. We'll see, eh? J'suis pleine de l'espoir

Salut!
Salut!

eng fr
eng.

Un deux trois...

eng fr eng
eng fr eng.
eng fr
eng.

Un deux trois...


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 05:40 PM

Ooops! Well, it's a start, eh?!!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 05:48 PM

This should be mieux, j'espere.

Ah, SP returns a son amour. Et bien, a tout a l'heure je retournerai aux miens. Mes instruments, ma (mon?) voix inclus, m'attendent.

Ici sont les paroles - "Old Grand-mere"

Un,deux, trois, encore un' fois
You meet the most interesting quebecois
On the road to old Grand-mere.

I took a trip to Old Grand-mer'
By way of visitation.
I borrowed a horse and a vieux calech'
As a means of transportation.

Un deux trois...

I met a farmer on the road,
I asked him for directions
He said, "One minute, I will ask my horse,
He knows very well the section.

Un deux trois...

Met a joli' marchand' as sweet and fresh
As the legum' she was selling.
She had two cheeks like ripe tomat'
And a figure like watermelon.

Un deux trois...

I met a charming 'damoiselle'
And asked her if she'd be willing.
She said, "Fatons, mon pauvre fou!
I've a husband and fourteen children."

Un deux trois...

Met a vieux bonhomm' on the promenad'
I saw he was wearing his manteau.
I said, Mon dieu, you've got cold blood.
You must come from Toronto!

Un deux trois...

There might be another verse. It brings LOL wherever people love to hate Quebec politicians or Toronto. Ou les deux! I've tried to use italics for French and proper line breaks. We'll see, eh? J'suis pleine de l'espoir

Salut!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: simon-pierre
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 06:26 PM

Crowhugger!

Nice song! you speak french as i speak english! I really like the verse with the charming «damoiselle»!

SP


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Peter T.
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 06:49 PM

I remain hopelessly thrilled with the Mudcat, after 4 years here. I have never known a dull day (though I would have liked one or two, heaven knows). I still find it hard to believe that there are such knowledgeable, nice people who are prepared to search like hell for information; including professional musicians who will talk about what they love, to anyone here who sincerely asks. As a scholar in other fields, I particularly admire the music discussions, which have opened whole realms of understanding to me. But it is the give-and-take of community life that really keeps me here. I can't believe that I know people in Iceland, Wyoming, Australia, Argentina, Yorkshire, Belgium well enough so that we could start our first face-to-face conversation half way through. I am constantly amazed that I can come here every day, and check into this wide world of crazy, wise people. I have only met a tiny (wonderful) fraction of the people that are here. My idea of a good time would be to wander around meeting most of the rest of them -- and, Allah willing, I will some time. It is the best.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 06:55 PM

Simon-Pierre and Crowhugger, well-done! I'm with Blue Jay on wishing I could remember the 2nd & 3rd languages I once knew, as well as you write English, SP, and you, French, CW. My husband's father came from Isle Verte on the St Laurent near Quebec (still has relatives there) and so, Roger was raised learning in French in the monrings at school and English in the afternoons, but he is pretty rusty at it anymore, with no one to practise with.

It is a pleasure to see so much going on in an international way, here, on the Mudcat.

Once again, welcome!

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 07:17 PM

k/k, peut-etre SP vous aiderez. In case you're REALLY rusty, "maybe SP will help you." A nice BS: multilingual thread or something...it's fun to try, and if we aren't understood, well you sure can count on folks to ask. I think it's wonderful that SP is willing to just do it.

SP, I guess I shouldn't volunteer your help without asking first, but...well, I hug crows mostly for variety - I've eaten so much of them that hugging is a nice change. If you don't know the expression, "eat crow," just holler (call out). This is a great place to learn international English idioms, eh?


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 02:35 AM

Keep it up!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: PN
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 11:54 PM

Nice people . .comfortable feeling. Kind of log-cabinny, with a cheery fire, hot drinks, lots of laughter . . .and the knowledge that it is cold and inhospitable outside. Good place - this mudcat land.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 12:25 AM

Crowhugger, to my great chagrin I had no interest in French when in school. Took Latin & German from 7th grade on through high school, but it doesn't show much now.*BG* I had Spanish when I was in grade school, briefly, then picked up more about 8yrs ago when my husband was working in Venezuela and I had to bill them in Spanish! Really interesting...I called a piece of equipment a "fur coat" one time! I have picked up a few phrases in French which I recognise and the Latin helps with a lot.

I told Rog about this thread and SP, last night, then for the first time, he tells me about an ancestor who was supposed to've given the Plains of Abraham to Quebec City a long time ago! And I've been married to him for twenty yrs! Cela est digne de lui!

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 12:48 AM

k/k: mythology of the Great White North (GWN) is that both anglo-Wolf and franco-Montcalm generals perished in the big battle. I'm sure somebody thinks they won, but hell, it was a war!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: GUEST,Sharon
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 12:59 AM

What a great discovery. Have a little group and need Kendall's help. Had a friend who sang "I had a hat" with no discernable tune. He just died and I need the tune for a memorial service to be held a couple of months hence.Is this possible?


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 01:04 AM

GUEST Sharon-- Yes, if you post a new thread with a tune request prefix. Do you know how?


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 01:09 AM

GUEST,Sharon, Liam aka Jed was asking the same thing. There's already a thread going about it. Welcome! Why dontcha take a look-see?


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: simon-pierre
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 02:06 PM

Well, if there's any questions about french, leave me personnal message.

D'autre part, I can confirm that both Wolf and Montcalm are dead now, and that Abrahm Plains is a nice place to drink and sing with all your folks.

SP


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Crowhugger
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 04:38 PM

SP,
LOLWROTF!


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: BlueJay
Date: 17 Feb 00 - 01:35 PM

LOLWROTF? Guess I'm going to have to get a French dictionary.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: mariachera
Date: 17 Feb 00 - 07:59 PM

Tho my field is mariachi music I found Mudcat when I was looking for Irish stuff. Think this a great site.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 03:32 PM

"...Tho my field is mariachi music I found Mudcat when I was looking for Irish stuff."

Still funny ten years on. (And a true summary of one precious aspect of the Mudcat ethos.)


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 04:03 PM

Kevin - you're absolutely right, but my mind is boggled that you found this thread 11 years on!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Road to old grandmere
From: GUEST,Guest L Arsenault
Date: 29 Jul 12 - 11:56 AM

Thank you for those lyrics! We were looking for them too. We used to sing it when we were kids. One more verse;

I saw a cow. She gave the milk. It was most extraordinary.
She said 'choisizie donc' you can have your choice, Chocolat, vanilla or cherry'

Lissa Arsenault
Nova Scotia


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: GUEST,Claire M (Permanant GUEST!)
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 11:31 AM

Hiya,

Cherry, please.

I don't know how I found this. The name sounds like a blues band – was/is it?? It's easier than the other websites I've used, because you don't have to join/pay, & it's not only for a certain band – that's fine, nothing wrong with that -- unless you go off said band/they become less important to you, then you lose all the friends you've made there.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Willie-O
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 05:32 AM

Just to pick up on the briefly paused conversation, Kat, (you're still around I presume, I'm not very often) James Keelaghan wrote a song called "Abraham" after doing a bit of research on who he was--the "Plains Of --" guy. Turned out to be a very well-connected habitante. Your hubby might want to look this song up.


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Subject: RE: On Being a New Member of Mudcat
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 09:23 AM

All these great souls of Mudcat Past, as bright and quick and warm as ever!! This is a great thread. I find the number of years hard to believe, though. So much time, thrashing around in death throes! C'est tragique!


A


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