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Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000

wysiwyg 28 Feb 00 - 06:32 PM
wysiwyg 28 Feb 00 - 07:16 PM
Osmium 28 Feb 00 - 07:32 PM
tar_heel 28 Feb 00 - 07:33 PM
Mbo 28 Feb 00 - 07:37 PM
wysiwyg 28 Feb 00 - 07:49 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 28 Feb 00 - 07:56 PM
rangeroger 28 Feb 00 - 09:36 PM
Mbo 28 Feb 00 - 09:40 PM
catspaw49 28 Feb 00 - 09:56 PM
Hardiman the Fiddler 28 Feb 00 - 10:02 PM
Troll 28 Feb 00 - 10:14 PM
rangeroger 28 Feb 00 - 10:41 PM
Lin in Kansas 29 Feb 00 - 01:57 PM
Giac 29 Feb 00 - 04:54 PM
cujimmy 29 Feb 00 - 05:42 PM
wysiwyg 01 Mar 00 - 02:40 AM
Giac 01 Mar 00 - 06:53 AM
bill\sables 01 Mar 00 - 08:27 AM
wysiwyg 01 Mar 00 - 10:19 AM
bill\sables 01 Mar 00 - 03:11 PM
cujimmy 01 Mar 00 - 03:41 PM
cujimmy 01 Mar 00 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,sharon 01 Mar 00 - 04:37 PM
GUEST,sharon 01 Mar 00 - 04:53 PM
Jacob B 01 Mar 00 - 05:43 PM
Mbo 01 Mar 00 - 06:16 PM
wysiwyg 01 Mar 00 - 06:20 PM
cujimmy 01 Mar 00 - 06:50 PM
wysiwyg 01 Mar 00 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,Pixie 01 Mar 00 - 09:30 PM
GUEST,sharon 01 Mar 00 - 11:19 PM
wysiwyg 02 Mar 00 - 01:43 PM
cujimmy 02 Mar 00 - 01:56 PM
cujimmy 02 Mar 00 - 01:56 PM
wysiwyg 02 Mar 00 - 02:19 PM
wysiwyg 02 Mar 00 - 02:27 PM
cujimmy 02 Mar 00 - 04:04 PM
Hardiman the Fiddler 02 Mar 00 - 04:39 PM
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Subject: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 06:32 PM

Our other thread had gotten quite long and I believe most if not all new members listed there have been welcomed.
(Just click here to go back to the Feb. 22 New Members thread, but please do your posting here in the new thread.)

Self-introductions and intro's by new members' friends seemed to wrok equally well, so once again I would invite you to use this thread to let us all welcome you to our little party!

I've got one to start us off--

Everyone please join me in welcoming new member Chuck Hemrick, who I have been having a great e-mail correspondence with while getting his Mudcat join-up problems squared away with Joe Offer. (You may also have noticed that a CD from the Chuck Hemrick Family Singers recently went up for auction.) Here's what Chuck had to say about himself:

I am 63 years old....been playing and singing old-time Country and gospel music since childhood. Sang with my mom and dad and older sister, in Winston-Salem NC in the 50's, as the Hemrick Family Singers. For the last 10 years I have been performing with my own family as the Hemrick Family Singers. Wife Peggi, on bass fiddle...daughter Karen, on guitar...son Kevin on mandolin...I play the Appalachian mountain lap dulcimer and guitar. Our music can be heard in the Piedmont area of NC, over WPAQ radio in Mt.Airy, NC, also WBRF FM in Galax, VA. At night. There are several stations throughout the US playing our stuff...also stations in Canada, France and Germany.... We do the old-time music...sorta old-time Carter Family style...using the dulcimer like Momma Maybell used the autoharp... oh yes, we all sing too!!! We have a new CD coming out...copies being made as I type here, it's a mixture of songs from our 3 cassette tapes made over the last 8 years at Heritage Studios in Woodlawn, Virginia. Bobby Patterson is the man in charge. He's been recording folks for many years, since the sixties. There are 18 songs on the CD.... I'll be happy to get one to you ...send me an address.... CD's may take another week before ready to send out...have to do the graphic stuff!!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 07:16 PM

PRAISE*EPIC FOR NEW MEMBERS

Welcome the newbies, welcome them here.
There are so many newbies, I think we should cheer!
We met quite a few in the 22 thread,
I wrote some a Praisepoem (my fingers went dead).

I'd like to catch up, and I'll try to brief,
Since I know that verbosity can cause a "Good Grief!"
Besides, I've gone fishin', off writing a grant,
Hope sketching you quickly will lend the right slant.

I think I missed Troll when a newbie myself,
Thinking Troll sort of timeless and a nice kind of elf.
But I guess that a culvert (and not on a shelf)
Is where Troll of the Mudcat's been keeping itself.

(These poems, BTW, are a bit tricky for me--
You don't always say if you be she or he!)

Then there's JL of Ozland if right I recall,
Who has posted a word here or there to you all.
Hails from the Ozland where no kangaroos dwell,
Said Rolling in the Pantry was too tough to sell.

Now Tasmanian Shimbo may not be quite new,
But I haven't yet met Shimbo, so-- hi to you!
Same with the doesterr, his name he's explained,
But I'll read it Doe Stirrer, if it's all just the same.

And Metchosin-- whose image has been made clear to me
When I was directed to visit her tavern psyche.
I've already said, "Hey, I met yo sin!"
"Few are Metchosin," I was told, with a grin.

Now I mentioned the Sergeant (the Irisher one),
But only in passing, and while on the run.
He told Chocolate Pi he was quite an old fart.
Just where should a proper Praisepoem 'bout that start?

And when did the plumber arrive? Can you tell?
A member of "Wee Harbour Grudges" (sounds swell!)
This group sings (I'm told) in close harmony,
But the plumbers I know only know PVC.

Pixie signed in a guest here last week,
But says s/he is here for more than a peek.
"Not a musician or singer" s/he brags--
But isn't that usually a talent red flag?

And another new 'Catter-- RangerRoger he's called--
Been reading our funnies so much that he bawled!
Well that only happens to people who start
By getting to know us by our threads on Cat Fart!

I know Sorcha brought Bud (and God knows who more!)
And he's got his own thread! And welcomes galore!
I don't think I know him too well just as yet--
But an eventual Praisepoem for him's a good bet.

And now Chuck (of the Hemricks) has swept through my heart
With his e-mails, his CD, and his great big warm heart.
And he plays all the music that I love the best--
A Mudcatter now, he belongs with the rest.

Praise all the newbies, praise them with me,
For flying with Mudcat, and not MTV.
Newbies, you're welcome, and do jump right in!!
You must post! Post once more! And then? Post again!

-
Praise them while I'm fishing! And keep seeding the ground.


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Osmium
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 07:32 PM

Welcome to the madhouse Chuck and sharpen your pencil(or finger). Praise, that's the shortest fishing trip I've ever heard of and the longest poem. Fish eat fish food; they don't listen to rhyme (as far as I know).


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: tar_heel
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 07:33 PM

LOVED THE POEM!!!FIRST TIME I EVER SAW MY NAME IN A POEM....IS THIS GREAT OR WHATTT???? MAKING A COPY NOW!!! THANKS AGAIN,FOR THE WELCOME NOTE. REGARDS, CHUCK HEMRICK


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 07:37 PM

Blow the pipe bos'sun! Chuck on the bridge! How ya doing? Let me extend warm welcomes from another North Carolina boy (well, trasplanted NC boy!) from over in Greenville. Welcome to the 'Cat. Lots of fun in store for you!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 07:49 PM

Osmium and other dear friends--

I am still fishing!!!!

I'm just putting some of the fish in the freezer, grabbing a warm sweater, and heading back out to the pond!!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 07:56 PM

Welcome aboard Chuck mate...Yours,Aye.Dave


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: rangeroger
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 09:36 PM

I want to thank Praise for the praise.I'm like Chuck,I've never seen my name in a poem before(a few songs best left unsung).I live in beautiful downtown Smelterville Idaho with Shredder the cat who doesn't fart as long as I feed him Science Diet.I play guitar and sing and have been on the staff of the Strawberry Music Festival for 15 years.Which is where I met Joel Mabus who saw me with a box of baking soda sealed with duct tape and remarked that baking soda is the chemical equivalent of duct tape.I look forward to a lot of fun with the rest of the Mudcatters where the only thread creep I've seen is gargoyle. rr


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 09:40 PM

Rangeroger, I have it from very reliable sources that you can make a bomb out of a box of baking soda and a used diaper.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 09:56 PM

Well Praise, for someone out fishin' you've outdone yourself. Welcome to all.....and Chuck, DON"T SHOUT!!! Just a joke.....Caps are generally reserved for a bit of point making when we argue around here or for some emphasis. But if your caps key is stuck, don't worry about it.

I hope you all find the 'Cat an agreeable place and will join in whenever and wherever you choose. This place has a lot of intelligent, erudite, knowledgable, talented, an very friendly folks........I'm not any of them, but what the hell......Search some old threads in the forum search (pull down menu under Quick Links) and also type in some user names and see what they have had to say. Gets you kinda' familiar with the joint. Photos, e-mail addys, and a locator are on "bbc's Mudcat Resources"..also on the pull down. Tune into Mudcat radio on Wednesday Nights at & PM eastern US (there will be a hot link on the main page when its on the air, you need RealPlayer.

And of course there's the database, the DT (Digital Tradition) which is MORE than superb. We talk about things other than music, but it was the music that brought us here and the music binds us together. Enjoy the threads and I hope to know all of you better soon. You on the other hand will probably do well to NOT get to know me, although, as I'm one of the 'denizens' of the joint, you probably will. Best to all and again...

Welcome to the 'Cat!!!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Hardiman the Fiddler
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 10:02 PM

I finally was able to wrestle the keyboard away from Praise for the next sixty seconds, so I wanted to add my welcome to Chuck and Rangerover. Welcome y'all, and hope to see you around on the cat


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Troll
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 10:14 PM

Chuck and RangerRoger. Welcome to the asylum,You have been warned. this is the only warning you will recieve.Trolls do NOT live in culverts.Under bridges,in caves, even in houses as I myself do but NO culverts! Never! You have been warned.

troll (Who shaves every morning Praise, Hint.Hint.)


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: rangeroger
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 10:41 PM

Troll, I didn't think you hung out in culverts, but I have heard there are people with duct tape,looking for hamsters in the aforementioned culverts. rr


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 01:57 PM

'Spaw--bless your heart, you're one of the reasons I hang around the 'Cat! So curmudgeon away, and keep making those dulicimers so our kids can find out there are other kinds of music than rock 'n roll! (Give Cleigh a big kiss from me, too, hear? Well, on second thought, just pet his little snout for me instead...)

And welcome to the 'Cat, home of maniacs, musicians, and sundry other fringe persons like myself, Chuck and RangeRoger! Enjoy!

Lin


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Giac
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 04:54 PM

Hi,

A friend I pick with sometimes told me about Mudcat. Now, that's a friend!!

Been lurking for a bit, jumped into one of the threads briefly.

All the quick minds are a bit intimidating, but the absolute politeness of most people is what keeps me coming back.

I've been trying to pick guitar some since I was a little girl, about 50 years now, I guess. My inspirations were Roy Rogers; an uncle who let me stand between him and the guitar and look over the top, and a very patient friend, who was sure I'd never learn, but tried to teach me anyhow (thanks, Peg).

I drifted into, I guess, Appalachian/Ozarks "folk." As for Roy Rogers -- I never did learn to play guitar effectively while riding a horse at a gallop.

Look forward to reading more insights, silliness, and just stuff.

Giac


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: cujimmy
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 05:42 PM

Hello everyone, my name is Jimmy I was brought up in Scotland, I'm 2nd gen Irish and now reside in Leeds in England. I'm a very enthusiastic folkie, I love singing, I write my own songs, I'm learning to fingerpick guitar, I enjoy especially though the genuine and interesting friendships it brings, my philosophy is " Drink beer - sing songs - be friendly ". nowt wrong with that is there. I've only recently bought this pc and discovered Mudcat but I can sense that this could become addictive - but in a nice way of course. I am a care worker, I help homeless people, and I'd like to share this poem with you which I wrote, as a wee present to you all - It is about a women who was put away in an institution in 1957/58 as a punishment for concieving a baby out of wedlock, it is called The Single Mother, I tried putting a tune to it but I think it is better orated,I hope you like it.

A woman was buried today, The good people went to the grave, Down on bended knees, They prayed for clemency, And morilised, As she lay dead.

But she was free at last, From her awfull past, From the stigma that ruined her life, From the mental shame, From those who named, Her child a bastard as she gave birth.

She suffered in silence, Alone, In an institution, Where she was thrown, She was only a child, A girl of fifteen, And such a bloody injustice, Should never have been.

regards - cujimmy


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 02:40 AM

PRAISEPOEM FOR GIAC AND CUJIMMY

Here come Giac and Cujimmy aboard,
Hurrah for New Members! I say, thank the Lord!
Not a clinker among 'em, not a single false note!
A crew that can get along well in this boat!

Join me in welcome (hell, raise up a cheer!)
For these newcats or newfish, or howe'er they appear.
Has anyone warned them the 'Cat can be rough?
Ah well! Not to worry! They look tough enough!


Giac has been lurking and checking it out,
Of her place in our company, folks, I've no doubt.
Can't you just see her, guitar on her knee,
With a fine sense of humor, and great irony?

Anyone who loves Roy (Mr. Rogers to me),
Who remembers her musical uncle fondly,
Who appreciates help she's received from a friend,
Whose message holds humor, before posting's end--

Well she's quicker by far than the credit she takes,
And brave, too, to join us, be we ruffian or rake--
I'll go ahead and 'fess how we 'Cats get so quick--
We keep coming back here to post! Helps us tick!


Now Cujimmy (called Jimmy), from Britain he hails,
Appears to have lived everywhere there, except Wales.
He's got what I think is the answer to life--
Beer, singing, friendship-- and add music? No strife!

I like how Cujimmy comes in with a poem,
May he have him a poet's fine long Mudcat roam!
His manner of speaking is lovely, and sweet,
I am pleased that we have him to welcome and greet.

So here's to you, Jimmy, and well 'tis yer met!
An' it's funnin' and lovin' at the Mudcat ye'll get.
Ye've a heart for th' stories, an' an eye fer the point--
We need more folks like you at Ye Olde Mudcatt Jointe!


Welcome new friends!!!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Giac
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:53 AM

Thanks, Praise, for the kind rhymes.

giac


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: bill\sables
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 08:27 AM

Hi all you newbies, I have been off line for a couple of weeks with a sick motherboard but she has had a few tests and transfusions and was realeased from ciber hospital last night. It's great to see new members posting and I hope you will all stay with us for a long long time. I notice cujimmy comes from Leeds, so why don't you come along to the Jug at Chapel Hadlesley some Wedsnesday night and meet a few catters face to face and play a few tunes with us. The regulars are myself, Windy B, Eric the Viking, Skipjack, Mouldy, Selby, Big Phil, Mike Cahill, and last week we had Patrich joining us, we sometimes also see Eric Symonds, Sam Pirt, Graham Pirt, and Ian Stephenson. So if you can make it we would all love to see you. Just get on to the M62 heading East from Leeds cross the A1 and come off on the A19 towards Selby, after a couple of miles you will cross the river Aire and you are in Chapel Hadlesley turn right at the garage and the Jug is on your right. We are there every Wednesday night around 9 o'clock. This invite is also open to all other catters who live in the area or are just passing through. Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 10:19 AM

OK, and all the statesiders are coming too!!! On the SS Mudcat! of course we'll be partying all the way there, so... ye'll have a drop to revive us at the ready?


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: bill\sables
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 03:11 PM

Praise, any time you are ready to come over there will be a great welcome waiting for you and this goes for all our cousins across the pond, yawl hear. Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: cujimmy
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 03:41 PM

Well fancy that - only 10 miles away - a pub full of catters - some all the way over from the U.S.A.

Well me and my mate - Wor Andrew's his name - Will be there to sing - come sunshine or rain.

I've told him about cat - So he should soon join - So keep a look out - For a geezer about 48, Apx 5ft 6ins with glasses ( well I cant make everything ryme )-

And so next Wednesday - At the Jug of course - we'l drink and be merry - and sing ourselves horse. ( I know horse is an animal but who'se checking the spelling - this is mudcat cafe not The Hilton Hotel ).

now where was I - oh yes - So here's a health to you all - From wherever you are - The U.S, Australia - The U.S.S.R. ( sorry again )

To catters all over - May I offer my hand - As a gesture of friendship - On the moon or on land. ( sorry again ).

Have you had enough of my poetry - yes - ok then that will do "FOR NOW", then.

We will try and come along next Wednesday 8 March and we'l look forward to meeting you - otherwise we'l be in the Grove Folk Club in the Grove pub, Back Row Leeds on Friday night 8-30pm, our local Folk Club if anyone would like to come along, Joe Stead is guest that night and you will be made welcome. And any folkies comming over to Festivals in the North of England let me know cos I go to a lot of them, and in the future I would love to go to a festival in the U.S.A. or Europe, Ireland ( yes I know it's Europe but it's a special place in Europe ), so anyone who would like to arrange an exchange I would be very interested.

Well that will do for now - regards - cujimmy.


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: cujimmy
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 03:59 PM

Praise - I'l arange an oil tanker full of " Speckled Hen " ( Excellent English beer ) for when you sail into Liverpool dock


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: GUEST,sharon
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 04:37 PM

hello to all.. what an interesting group of people here.my name is Sharon and my pal Andy referred me to this board of info for lyric inquiries.I got to reading some of your mail and thought i would introduce myself.I was raised with my Scottish heritage in full bloom via my father.he's a piper and my brothers have followed suit.i didnt care to learn an instument so i took up singing.ive been doing this since i was a kid..nothing proffessional..just good fun at pubs and at festivals,and ceilidhs.im due to sing some traditional irish and scottish songs at my dads upcoming wedding..and will have the welcomed help of my friend Andy who is a grand fiddler.i am always interested in learning new tunes..if any of you have an interest in passing along some new or old lyrics that are meaningful to you in this particular area in english or gaelic..i would love to hear from you. cheers, Sharon


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: GUEST,sharon
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 04:53 PM

hello to all.. what an interesting group of people here.my name is Sharon and my pal Andy referred me to this board of info for lyric inquiries.I got to reading some of your mail and thought i would introduce myself.I was raised with my Scottish heritage in full bloom via my father.he's a piper and my brothers have followed suit.i didnt care to learn an instument so i took up singing.ive been doing this since i was a kid..nothing proffessional..just good fun at pubs and at festivals,and ceilidhs.im due to sing some traditional irish and scottish songs at my dads upcoming wedding..and will have the welcomed help of my friend Andy who is a grand fiddler.i am always interested in learning new tunes..if any of you have an interest in passing along some new or old lyrics that are meaningful to you in this particular area in english or gaelic..i would love to hear from you. cheers, Sharon


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Jacob B
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 05:43 PM

Hi all,

I've been around for a few months, and I'm beginning to feel at home.

I started by bookmarking the Digitrad so that I could look up lyrics whenever I felt the need, and eventually noticed the threads. When I posted to one, I discovered that old friends Marymac and Barry Finn were here.

I can't claim to be much of a musician, although I do play pennywhistle and bones. I'm a dance caller, and I hope that I'll get a chance to call a dance for you someday.

Jacob


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:16 PM

Well Hi there, Sharon! You remind me of another Scottish Sharon I know, but she's a harp player--good to have another of Caledonia's children in our little community. And hey to you too, Jacob! Don't I remember you as our dance caller in the old "It's Saturday Night, Let's Dance" thread? Welcome back!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:20 PM

PRAISEPOEMS FOR GUESTSharon AND JACOB B

We're grieving more shootings today at the 'Cat,
Yet 'Cat life goes on, thank God, fancy that.
I've posted my thoughts on the subject so sad,
Thanks Newbies for a chance just to grin-downright-glad.


GUEST Sharon, by posting yourself in this thread
You've joined without joining, thus welcome is said.
Ye've come to the right part of town to share tunes,
An' no shortage here, either, of loons and buffoons.

I salute ye fer singin', 'tis instrument enough!
I hope you'll join HearMe, an' show Mudcat yer stuff.
Be sure when ye join us official-like you're sharin'
Whatever name o' the 'Cat ye be wearin'!

These threads you call "mail" belong to us all,
BTW, post early, post whenever the call!
This mail is YOUR mail, I'd tell you, as folkies may say,
Open it all! Sort or don't! At least once a day!

As far as our bringing you songs for to sing,
At Mudcat you'll find trade's the best o' the thing.
So I'd ask when you take on your new Mudcat name,
How 'bout Sharon a song ta yer long-lastin' fame!

Bring Andy along with his fiddle and bow,
Stay for a decade or more, just don't go.
Choose from among us whoever you wish,
As your guides, friends, and mentors, at this 'Cat that's a fish.


Jacob B calls for a dance at the 'Cat,
Imagine! A dance at the Tavern! Top that!
He came for the lyrics but stayed for the Pi,
And found that his old friends were here, don't know why!

So count us your new friends, Jacob B, do,
There's always a lyric or link that is new.
"Welcome to Mudcat" is easy to say--
What I mean, though, sincerely, is I hope you will stay.

And about your protesting, "Musician I'm not"--
Guess what, dearest Jacob-- that stuff is all rot!
God made us musical, loving, and true.
Since He's all-powerful-- it applies, too, to you!

I say that precisely so I can go on
To remind y'all rhythm's the heart of each song.
And to SHOUTout the awfullest truth that I've told--
I'M A CLAVE-PLAYER, TOO! Claves or bones-- play them BOLD!

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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: cujimmy
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:50 PM

Well it's 11-30pm and I'm up at 7-30am for work so i'm aff tae ma kip, i've enjoyed spending this evening on mudcat, thanks for the welcoming messages, and welcome to folk who are newer than myself, and so I wish you all a goodnight, God bless you, and I'l leave you with this wee song - Jimmy the moonlight - jimmy the --- (och I'm away tae bed) - Slainte jimmy


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:52 PM

jimmy the loch?


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: GUEST,Pixie
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 09:30 PM

Just a quick note to Praise and everyone for the warm welcome. Also to Dave "The Ancient Mariner", a pleasure to meet you and hear your songs the other night at the Dandelion in Halifax! I did sign up to be a member, but maybe didn't do something right? Or are "newbies" at the "Cat" called "guests" until we get hazed? Help me here? I really enjoy this site, not only for the information, for the insanity and humor....better than therapy!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: GUEST,sharon
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 11:19 PM

awwww...thanks alot everyone..just in from irish dance and a pint...well three..haha..what a wonderful surprise...praise! you are quite a clever one with your rhymes..im definitely impressed.i look forward to more correspondence with you all.. goodnight... sharon


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 01:43 PM

Someone help Pixie with her cookie please? Pixie, if no improvement, post a message in the Mudcat Help forum, see top of this page to find link there.

More later, loves!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: cujimmy
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 01:56 PM

Hello again I'm back from work - Scottish shortbread is a nice alternative to cookies - mix equal amounts of flour, caster sugar and butter, roll the mixture about 1inch thick and then place in baking trays and then bake at 200oc for 25mins, then sprinkle with caster sugar


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: cujimmy
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 01:56 PM

Hello again I'm back from work - Scottish shortbread is a nice alternative to cookies - mix equal amounts of flour, caster sugar and butter, roll the mixture about 1inch thick and then place in baking trays and then bake at 180oc for 25mins, then sprinkle with caster sugar


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 02:19 PM

Cujimmy, I was unable to round up enough statesiders to get on board the SS Mudcat bound yer way, so I'll have to drink up all the refeshments personally. Please have sufficient cookies on hand to go with this.

WOBH! I see Hardiman swimming after me now that he's read your recipe, shortbreads are his favorite! Damn! He's after my cookies, with someting limp dragging along behind him!

Better warn the authorities and Have a shore party at the ready!!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 02:27 PM

Hey, I sailed with the tide, you all had a chance!

To the dories!! Catch her before she hits international waters! She has NO sailing experience but as usual is off and running....

Someone please open a new thread... these are the Voyages of the SS Mudcat, off on a [ ]-year mission to go where no man should ever go...

[scary maritime theme music]


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: cujimmy
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 04:04 PM

Yes yes I can see Hardiman swimming like mad, and there's something swimming even faster chasing after him OH MY GOD ITS BITTEN OFF HIS COOKIE - swim faster hardiman swim faster or you will never see that shortbread.


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Hardiman the Fiddler
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 04:39 PM

Lookie, lookie I got no cookie but what was I gonna do anyway? It was too limp to play!

You can read about how it went dead in the "goes limp thread!" but I'm stayin' here today to eat short bread and listen to cujimmy play!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: cujimmy
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 05:15 PM

There was an old man from Leeds. Who swallowed a packet of seeds. His cookie turned into a flower. And his a-- was covered in weeds.


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: tar_heel
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 10:38 AM

i hope you're not the old man from leeds.....and not covered up to yuor a.......in weeds!!!! welcome new member. chuck hemrick


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 10:53 AM

There once was a man who came from Leeds
Who was like a garden full of seeds
And when the seeds began to grow
It was like a garden in the snow
And when the snow began to melt
It was like a ship without a belt
And when the ship began to sail
It was like an eagle without a tail
And when the eagle began to soar
It was like a knocking at my door
And when the door began to crack
It was like a penknife in my back
And when my back began to bleed
I was dead dead dead indeed!

Oof! Sorry for that! Just a little rhyme from the children's book "Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark." It just kinda popped out!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: tar_heel
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 07:24 PM

the mudcat is great for new friends to greet to the membership of something that's really neat. so welcome you all from a southerner so proud that's enjoying this so much, he's SHOUTING OUT LOUD!! but when all's finally quiet and i take time to reflect, a big welcome again...so i repeat,what the heck!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 10:46 PM

go for it chuck, yer among yer own kind now!!!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: rangeroger
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 12:04 AM

Hey everybody!
I'd like to introduce a friend who just joined the Mudcat. She's signed in as rainbow.I know her from the Strawberry Music Festival and we spend a lot of time e-mailing to each other.
I sent her the site and told her about the duct taped cat farts rattling about in thight bhodrans.
Of course she had to join to get in touch with me as my cyber-life is now being consumed by Mudcatism.
rr


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: rainbow
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 01:43 AM

well gee..

thanks for the welcome rangeroger... and hello folks! and really, after what he said, i did pause for a few days -- wondering what in the world he was talking about...

i've spent hours, literally hear, i mean here. mostly because this power mac 5300/100lc is so pathetically slow. and because there were some threads quite interesting -- and very helpful and useful. found some lyrics i'd been seeking. and btw... anyone know any bigfoot/sasquath/yeti songs? doing a video project and needing some. the only one i can think of is steve spurgin's song. and i can't even find it! got to search this weekend.

i'm a long time folk d.j. type person, formerly performed extensively -- a group called "the yellow autumn minstrels" -- specializing in really olde songs. produce for pbs and npr in northern california. remember a tv show called "stage 9" ????

i think you are all quite wonderful, sometimes very silly, and full of a great huge archive of knowledge. thanks for your help... and whatever i can do... i'll try!

i don't have the urge for going, but i better let you all go... its late late late...

a new mudcat friend...

... lorraine


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 11:41 AM

Welcome lorrainebow!

Poem later, gotta run...

Good catch, rr!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 03:06 PM

Welcome in rainbow! Look forward to wacky fun from all yer new Mudbuddies!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 02:49 AM

Refreshing for several new people just joined.

Some of you have introduced yourselves already in other threads. If you did, and did not get a Praisepoem, and would like one, please also post here and let me know where to find your intro-- I don't quite read every thread and may not have *seen* yer smilin' face!


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: GUEST,The Beanster
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 08:19 PM

I am a newbie, I confess. I hope you all Like my dress

That's about the best I can do, folks--the extent of my talent, right there. LOL Actually, Praise found me wandering aimlessly in another thread. I was alone, cold, hungry and unwashed. She/he (sorry--don't know which!) kindly took me in, provided food, a shower--and this FABULOUS dress! hahaha I'm glad I found you folks. From what I've seen, you're a fun, smart, well-mannered, whacky bunch. Although I've already gotten into a few scuffles out back, that was fun, too! Anyway, thanks Praise, for taking me in and showing me the way to go home. Can I have my poem now, please? LOL (But pleeez, no noogies or wedgies!)


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Homeless
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 08:31 PM

I've been posting for a few days, and listened in for a short time Sunday night, and just caught on that I was supposed to introduce myself.
Let's see... I started off playing recorder in third grade, moved on to string bass in sixth, and play that for 6 years in the school orchestra. In the meantime, I picked up playing organ from my dad (who used to play at a roller skating rink). Messed with guitar a bit off & on. Nine years ago married a pretty wonderful woman. Unfortunately, over the years we've found out that some of our base values are very different. And so now I'm in the midst of a divorce, but on the up side I've started playing music again (that was one of the things we disagreed on. I've not played any music in almost 10 years!). I've started with tin whistle and banjo.
Currently, I'm living in Indiana just outside of Chicago. I'm a computer programmer by trade, but do energy healing work outside of my 9-5. I also play some kind of music every time I get the chance. (I learned to drive my van with my feet so I could have my hands free to play tin whistle on the way to work (it's not as dangerous as it sounds - 40 miles of farm fields, with little or no traffic))
I got on Mudcat trying to find lyrics to a song, read a couple of threads, and was hooked. This is the place to be for someone just getting back out into the world who wants to talk music with amiable people.


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: tar_heel
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 09:25 PM

just a note to say welcome,rainbow.what a pretty name. surely,you must have been born on a stormy afternoon....and then the rainbow came out,and the storm was over...don't say no,because my thoughts are always on good things... again,welcome...we are here to have a great time...rain or shine. regards, chuck hemrick


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: tar_heel
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 09:31 PM

hey homeless, welcome old pardner!!!you sound like me...need some company to mill amongst every now and then.... i play everything imaginable..guitar,banjo,mandolin,dulcimer,trying to learn the fiddle,but,oh well...later on that.you're among friends here,brother....so get in there and enjoy yourself.... regards,chuck hemrick


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: tar_heel
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 09:39 PM

there was a guest named beanster,who was a fabulous dresser.she wanted to join,the folks in the poem.so welcome and shout...'cause you're there!! have a great day,night,evening,morning,afternoon,mid-day.....welcome. regards,chuck hemrick


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 09:45 PM

YAY! Praise and Chuck for Official Doorwardens! Welcome in Homeless, you're not homeless anymore! There's plenty of room here! Good thing Praise nabbed you, Beanster, you might have just passed us by without knowing what a fun place this is! Cheers to all for finding the Mudcat Cafe!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 11:14 PM

No uniform on this girl!!!

Poems to follow late tomorrow night after grant I am writing has been put to bed. Do not expect coherent ones, you latest crowd!!

But YAY for fellow new member Chuck extending a warm hand in welcome!!! That's how I started! Newbies, you renew all of us already here and each time a new member gets active, we all go thru a brief newbie-dom (IMHO) as Mudcat grows another whisker.


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 11:29 PM

It's gotta be a Carolina thing!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: GUEST,The Beanster
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 11:34 PM

Thank you, Chuck, for that wonderful welcome and the poem, too! lol Mbo, you're right--it is a good thing Praise "nabbed" me but I have a feeling once someone visits you Mudcats, they pretty much hang around! Smitten with the kitten, you might say. And Praise, I will wait patiently for the poem...coherent or not. :)


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: rangeroger
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 12:36 AM

Just be careful that the kitten doesn't begin emitting.....yep, you guessed it.
CAT FARTS!
rr


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 03:16 AM

For all you newest of the new, that is a thread you have to find and enjoy. Not a test-- just where we all seem to end up eventually. Cat farts forever! Speaking of which, we had NEVER had one in our house till I opened that thread, now they won't stop. New kinda virus I guess, they must get it off the computer screen by static electricity/whisker upload.


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: Elektra
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 11:07 AM

Praise & company:

Howdy & salutations old friends and new!

[Elektra beams radiantly and gives a cheery wave to all]

Technically, I'm not really a new member, I guess. I made my (sort of) re-intro on this thread.

I've been off the 'cat for the better part of a year, but it's great to be back! *grin*

*elektra*

BTW - Praise, if you have time to include me in a poem, that would be splendid. If, however, you don't -- that's fine too! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Welcome New Members--February 28, 2000
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 11:24 AM

*Hi e-one!*

Yes poem, meantime any old threads you want to recommend here? See last welcome clickied at first post here, for some that may have already been clickied up for consideration.


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