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GUEST,Fred Miller 24 Jul 02 - 11:06 AM
UB Ed 24 Jul 02 - 11:10 AM
Alice 24 Jul 02 - 11:12 AM
Sorcha 24 Jul 02 - 11:13 AM
Catherine Jayne 24 Jul 02 - 11:18 AM
C-flat 24 Jul 02 - 11:19 AM
MMario 24 Jul 02 - 11:21 AM
Ebbie 24 Jul 02 - 11:26 AM
Alice 24 Jul 02 - 11:27 AM
greg stephens 24 Jul 02 - 11:32 AM
Deda 24 Jul 02 - 11:33 AM
greg stephens 24 Jul 02 - 11:36 AM
Gypsy 24 Jul 02 - 11:36 AM
DonD 24 Jul 02 - 11:59 AM
CarolC 24 Jul 02 - 01:11 PM
SharonA 24 Jul 02 - 01:32 PM
greg stephens 24 Jul 02 - 01:47 PM
SharonA 24 Jul 02 - 02:02 PM
Lonesome EJ 24 Jul 02 - 02:24 PM
katlaughing 24 Jul 02 - 02:49 PM
Gareth 24 Jul 02 - 02:56 PM
Bobert 24 Jul 02 - 03:06 PM
Irish sergeant 24 Jul 02 - 04:08 PM
pattyClink 24 Jul 02 - 04:22 PM
Dead Horse 24 Jul 02 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,Fred Miller 24 Jul 02 - 04:56 PM
Celtic Soul 24 Jul 02 - 05:50 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 24 Jul 02 - 08:54 PM
Mudlark 24 Jul 02 - 10:17 PM
Art Thieme 24 Jul 02 - 10:46 PM
Art Thieme 24 Jul 02 - 10:50 PM
Sorcha 24 Jul 02 - 11:33 PM
michaelr 25 Jul 02 - 12:08 AM
katlaughing 25 Jul 02 - 12:50 AM
Big Mick 25 Jul 02 - 03:00 AM
Skipper Jack 25 Jul 02 - 06:38 AM
An Pluiméir Ceolmhar 25 Jul 02 - 11:27 AM
Dave the Gnome 25 Jul 02 - 12:04 PM
fat B****rd 25 Jul 02 - 04:31 PM
McGrath of Harlow 25 Jul 02 - 05:17 PM
katlaughing 25 Jul 02 - 06:15 PM
McGrath of Harlow 25 Jul 02 - 06:41 PM
Dead Horse 26 Jul 02 - 04:47 PM
GUEST,fred miller 26 Jul 02 - 05:59 PM
SINSULL 26 Jul 02 - 06:24 PM
katlaughing 26 Jul 02 - 11:47 PM
Genie 27 Jul 02 - 03:22 PM
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GUEST,fred 05 Aug 02 - 09:40 AM
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Irish sergeant 16 Aug 02 - 03:36 PM
Don Firth 16 Aug 02 - 03:38 PM
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Mary in Kentucky 16 Aug 02 - 09:57 PM
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GUEST,Fred Miller 20 Aug 02 - 09:39 AM
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Subject: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:06 AM

Forgive me for being slow, I'm still a bit of a cyber-novice who was linked here from another discussion. Except for the person who posted that thread, about complex metaphor, nobody seems to say hello to a guest, unless they stir something up, and I keep seeing remarks about it, like someone 'confessing' they had actually posted replies to a guest. Well, I've just been nosing around, and have to love the only place I could find the lyrics to Rap 'er to Bank. I'm burning through one of those free-month-of- service things I don't intend to keep, so I don't want to hook up much of anything, right now. So that I'm at least not an anonymous guest, I'm Fred Miller, live in Louisville, current (temporary) e-mail is Mtmesis@wmconnect.com. My dad, the poet and Appalachian scholar Jim Wayne Miller, was a much more accreditted and knowledgable old-school folkie than I--I'm just a guy who plays guitar, rather randomly. I suppose this site reminds me a bit of him and his crowd. I've never been able to decide on a style or type of music I could stay focussed on. So, hi. Fred


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From: UB Ed
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:10 AM

Hello Fred and welcome. As soon as you get your computer stuff settled, get thee a membership. Until then, we're all happy to know you as guest fred.

You'll like it here.

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Alice
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:12 AM

hello, Fred. I hope you can find more info before your month's service is up. This site is packed with lots of discussions that are interesting and informative if you search them out. Try the Mudcat Memorable threads and some other classic threads that can be found in the FAQ thread at the top of the list.

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:13 AM

Hi Fred! Welcome to the zoo. Come on back anytime.


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From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:18 AM

Hello!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: C-flat
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:19 AM

Hi Fred, there's lots of us "random" guitar players here, I'm sure you'll be most welcome.
Cb


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:21 AM

Didn't see you behind that complex metaphor!

the "confessions" you saw were probably people admitting to having responded to faceless, nameless, anonymous "guests" - not "guests" in general.

welcome - thanks for letting us kow a bit about yourself - dig deep into the midden archives and enjoy yourself!


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Ebbie
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:26 AM

Hello Fred,

Like the others, I hope you'll find this site essential to the healthy flowing of your blood (on occasion, in more ways than one!)

As for the internet, consider this: Jim Wayne Miller was born October 21, 1936, in Leicester, North Carolina, and died August 18, 1996. He was born to James Woodrow Miller (deceased) and Edith (Smith) Miller. In 1958, Miller married Mary Ellen Yates. Their three children are James Yates, Fred Smith, and Ruth Ratcliff. Throughout his life, Miller was a poet, novelist, essayist, teacher, editor, and translator of books from German (Contemporary 290).

With the recent passing of Miller, the Appalachian literary world has lost one of the most important figures in its history. In addition to writing many poems, novels, and essays, Miller worked with many writers, both young and established. And Miller not only translated works for such poets as Emil Lerperger, he also edited and introduced books by Appalachian writers Jesse Stuart, Cratis Williams, and James Still (Brosi 51-54). According to eminent Southern-Appalachian writer Fred Chappell, "if it were not for Miller, the Appal lit movement might have foundered before it got started" (Leidig 1).

A proud heritage, indeed.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Alice
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:27 AM

Can you tell us more about your dad's work?


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: greg stephens
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:32 AM

Welcome Fred. Don't bother about hostility to GUESTS, I experienced that when I arrived, till I got it figured out, there are some weirdos around who appear as GUEST just to stir up trouble. Couldnt understand your remark about Hamlet, by the way, in the Mumming Play thread.
Anyway, as you can see, you are welcome, do stay.I don't know anything about Louisville, except some guy was eight miles from the place when he felt a song coming on. Bet you don't know much about Stoke-om-Trent, England either..that's where I'm sitting at this moment


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Deda
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:33 AM

Welcome aboard. I'm in Boulder, and one of our neighboring towns is spelled Louisville, pronounced (are you ready for this?) Loo-iss-ville --as though it were spelled Lewisville. It's a coal mine town (there was a vein of coal that ran through, and was the reason for, several towns on the eastern plain of Colorado).

How random was that? Anyway, we're glad to have you here. Come back again.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: greg stephens
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:36 AM

What I didnt pick up on immediately, and is seriously intriguing.Why does an American from Kentucky want to know the words of Rap'er to Bank?


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Gypsy
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:36 AM

Hey Fred. We were all guests at one time. You can still join, and just access the net from your library. Welcome!


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: DonD
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:59 AM

Welcome Fred! Since you'll find the 'Cat addictive for folkology and BS, consider one of the many/several free internet providers when your intro expires.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 01:11 PM

Weclome to the Mudcat, Fred!


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: SharonA
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 01:32 PM

And yet another welcome, Fred, this time from beautiful southeastern Pennsylvania, where Mudcat headquarters is located (in Max's dining room)!

As Gypsy says, you can sign up as a member now in order to reap the benefits immediately (the ability to send Private Messages to other members, save threads on your personal Tracer, add bookmarks to your personal page, bid on auction items, etc.)... then just be sure to go to the Membership page of the menu and "log out" before you leave Mudcat for the day. That way, you can "log in" on any computer, such as the ones at your local library, and you'll still be able to submit posts using your member-name AND still have a personal page and all the other bennies!


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: greg stephens
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 01:47 PM

I dont think you have to log out at home before logging in somewhere else do you? I tried the other day and it seemed to work. Mind you Mudcat might have logged me out itself, it often does whether I want to or not.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: SharonA
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 02:02 PM

It's definitely a good idea to log out when you're using a library computer, so no one else can use your cookie, so I've just gotten into the habit of logging out from whatever computer I'm using at the time. It works for me; I've never yet had the "lost cookie" problem that some other users complain of from time to time.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 02:24 PM

Hello Fred. Always good to have another Briarhopper on the Cat. I'm from Pleasure Ridge Park myself.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 02:49 PM

Welcome to the Mudcat, Fred. Would love to hear more about your dad and also about what you like to play, tune/song-wise. I've got a son who lives just across the river from Louisville (KY). We also have a Mudcatter there who was renovating an old theatre, downtown, and booking some great folk musicians for gigs there.

Deda, that must be a fairly new thing, pronouncing Louisville (CO)that way. I've never heard my Colorado born and raised relatives ever pronounce it that way and my grandparents homesteaded near there. At least among our Colorado natives it has always been Loo-ah-vill or Loo-ee-vill. It's funny, now that my son has been in KY/IN so long, the way he says it sounds as if he's got marbles in his mouth so it comes out kind of like Loo-vuhl. *bg*

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Gareth
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 02:56 PM

Welcome to the Madhouse, Fred. Guest with monickers - no problem. Anon guests flaming, trolling or just being obnoxious ain't flavour of the month.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 03:06 PM

Yep, a big ol' welcome to the Catbox from this boney Wse Ginny hillbilly. Make sure your shots are up to date it you either plan to bite or get bitten, the latter being a certainty.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 04:08 PM

Fred Welcome to the asylum! don't take the guest thing to heart. we get some festering sores that like to flame. I'm a random guitar player also and a Civil War re-enactor. Hope to hear much more from you and welcome! Kindest regards, Irish Sergeant (Neil)


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: pattyClink
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 04:22 PM

Hi Fred. When people disparage 'guests' they are talking about agitators who start horrible threads and hide behind the codename "GUEST" to do it. Real guests are very welcome. Jump in any thread ya like.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Dead Horse
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 04:35 PM

You are most welcome here, just so long as you throw the odd sea-shanty question into the hat from time to time. I gets bored reading about cats pissin' on drum kits!!!
My missus dances Appalachian, hot doggin' & just about anything else, never still for a minute. Guess you could call her a *random footer*.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 04:56 PM

Hello again, thanks for the welcome! Here we say Lou with conviction and uhvul as though we are sorry we brought it up. Why I wanted the lyrics to rap 'er to bank? heard it on the Wattersons Early Days and couldn't make out all the words. I don't especially follow that stuff, but love the Watterson's harmonies, vocal sound. Had a hard time finding their stuff until I asked someone at a local Irish fest, who had it buy the barrel. Hard to say anything coherent about my dad's stuff. "It's f***ing great!" I guess. As a poet he had a deceptively casual, conversational voice, and his stuff always seems better on re-reading than I remember it being. His essays too. He wrote less fiction, and in my own undisciplined, unschooled, maybe muddled and quasi-literate opinion, his fiction suffers from his commitment as an educator. He was unwilling to lose a reader who couldn't keep up, and some of the stuff sags with the burden of earnestness, I think. Would the renovated theatre in louisville be the Bunbury? Kat? Is Juergen on here? or a friend? There's also been some stuff going on at an old movie theatre on fourth--our local brilliant puppeteers did something there, and my friend Addie curated her first art show there, on a childbirth theme. Shouldn't try to explain my Hamlet remark. shouldn't drift. Especially not there. But I will anyway. I've always been fascinated by the way in Hamlet that one thing comes to replace another, from the changing of the guard in the first scene, to the change of the kingdom at the end, and I used to do a comparison of it to The Invasion of The Bodysnatchers. So when people debate whether something may have had historical roots in something else, I sometimes think that some are seeing the continuity and likeness, (the brother kings, the old bones are dug up to bury the new dead, etc.)while others are wanting to emphasise the particularity, and may even be offended by suggestion that a custom has old roots in something else. Hamlet sees no likeness in the brother kings, only a great falling off. So my point was that it's a matter of how one sees the evidence, as well as how much evidence there may be. Thanks everyone for the welcome and advice. I hope to find an inexpensive isp that isn't in any way shape or form connected to aol. aol messed up my previous computer totally, and when I got rid of it all the pages errors healed themselves. this free thing is an aol deal, and already doesn't want to close--I had to pull the jack out of the wall to log off. Seems pricey for a virus.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 05:50 PM

Welcome, Fred! Don't mind what you hear about anonymous guests...it's only the rude ones that get any hell.

Hope you have fun in your time here, how ever long or short your stay is.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 08:54 PM

Hello Fred.john


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Mudlark
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:17 PM

Hi Fred...I hope you can figure out a way to stick around. I'm a sort of random guitar picker myself, an old folkie who also likes Eagles to 30's/40's pop ballads (only wish I had the chords at hand to play them!) and 50's West Coast jazz (can't play that either!).

I live in the back of beyond on the Central Coast of Calif. but I have found a local provider for $15/mo which is very reliable. I had the same prob. with AOL...never used it but a friend talked me into unsing its Instant Messenger...and I'm STILL finding bits of it scattered about my HD, tho I dumped it all (I thot) immediately.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Art Thieme
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:46 PM

Fred,

This be a good and decent place to be hanging out. Be welcome---or not to be that--whatever you choose.

Speaking of Hamlet, in '64 I saw Burton do Hamlet in N.Y. after sleeping in Central Park for a week and gigging in a baskethouse at night. CAFE WHA I think it was called. I was pretty aromatic and when I traded my standing-room-only ticket for a newly returned 3rd-row-center seat, well, you might say I was a sensation sitting among the tuxes and evening gowns. (Woody would've loved it.) I swear Richard himself sniffed concernedly in my direction.------------Anyhow, a rehersal film of that Hamlet--Burton directed by Gielgud----survived Burton's widow trying to burn them all. IT IS NOW ON VIDEO for $50.00 I wonder if it's decent and/or worth saving the pennies for???!!!

All the best,

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Art Thieme
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:50 PM

What I wanted to say is HAS ANYONE SEEN IT? HOW WAS IT???

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 11:33 PM

LOL, Art. I haven't seen it, but would love to. The tragedies are my favorites. I even broke down and rented the Mel Gibson Hamlet--fair flick, but I didn't buy it.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 12:08 AM

Hi Fred -- you may want to check out NetZero as your ISP. It's free with a limit on hours of use, or under $10/month for unlimited use. It's what I use, and I can't say it's glitch-free, but for the price I'm satisfied with the service.

Welcome to Mudcat!
Michael


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 12:50 AM

HeyaFred, very interesting writing...hope you grace us with more of it!

Okay, it was a Mudcatter by the name of JamesJim who was renovating a theatre with his friend John Gage. In his posting about it, he said it was the old Kentucky Theatre on Fourth street. This was a couple of years ago when he listed his contact email addy as JamesJimFolk@cs.com. All of this info is in a thread he started called something like "are you your own person?" He had also mentioned doing some kind of radio show out of the theatre ala PHC. Hope this helps!

Art, if you find the video, I hope they included an audience shot of you!**BG** That'd be something to see!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 03:00 AM

Fred, very pleased you have joined us. Why don't you find a way to stay on? The benefit could be that you find the music you were meant to play and sing.

We are better for your being here. Welcome!

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 06:38 AM

Hi Fred,

With all the foregoing words of welcome etc. has anyone given you the words of Rap Her To Bank?

My apologies if you have received them already.

Chorus: Rap her to bank, my canny lad, Wind her away, keep turning. The backshift men are ganning hame, We'll be back here in the morning.

My father used to call the turn When the last shift was ower. And ganning outby you'd hear him cry, D'ye knaa it's after fower?

Chorus:

And when that awful day arrived, The last shift for my father, A fal of stones and broken bones, But still above the clatter, he cried,

Final chorus: Rap her to bank, my canny lad, Wind her reet slow, that's clever. This poor old lad has taken bad. I'll be back here never.

The song comes from the North East of England.

In the old days the pitmen used to rap from the pit bottom to signal the cage to be wound up to the bank (surface)by means of a rapper rope hanging down the shaft and attached to the rapper at the top.

As far as I know it is a traditional song originating in Co Durham - hence the distinctive Geordie dialect. Almost a foreign language to the likes of us Southerners!

Dave R.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 11:27 AM

Hiya Fred,

I'm a piper who knows nothing about songs, so I have even less right to be here than you (apart from the fact that I have been wearing a beard since 1970).

But having posted once as a guest looking for the words of a song and been overwhelmed by all the help I got, I stuck around and am now a long-term, institutionalised inmate.

The stuff about (anonymous) GUEST is a reminder that we're in an open society which includes some nasty people, but most of the toxic postings from that particular source suggest that the poster is less of a guest than you or I, and just has to keep grinding that old axe.

Not too sure how to take that reference to "folkology and BS" above, though: I thought that f**kology and BS were the same thing, and the music was the other incidental factor that holds this forum together.

Once you're perceived as a genuinely interested person, you'll also get help not only on the music but also on tech stuff like cookies and the arcane art of the blue clicky (ask nicely and Noreen will take you by the hand...). So here goes. I have "become a member" and logged on (installed cookies) on both my work and home PCs, and have no problem accessing Mudcat from either without logging out. I've also been reassured that having a cookie does not materially increase the risk of virus infection, so I don't have any problem with my employer's policy on personal use of my office PC (apart from the office hours that I spend here when things are quiet on the work front, that is).

Oh, and, if you can't find the "é" key on your keyboard, you can call me apc.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 12:04 PM

Welcome from Manchester, UK, Fred. If you're ever in the area feel free to drop by. The Waterson/Carthy bunch live in Yorkshire, across the pennines from me, and so belong to a completely alien culture;-) There are one or two people from that foreign land hereabouts though and they could probably help with any research you are doing in that area.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: fat B****rd
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 04:31 PM

Hello and welcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 05:17 PM

Babelfish doesn't include Geordie among the languages it translates. But there are a few around here who could explain what every word of that song means. And another few who would disagree with them and give an alternative explanation. That's how the Mudcat works.

AOL is a right bugger. I had a trial of them when, for some reason, my normal set up wouldn't work - and getting it out of the PC's system was murder. I was pleased to see on the news that they are being investigated for some kind of funny business - fiddling the figures or something like that (allegedly).

But I'm sure one way and another there'll be suggestions of better service providers who are free or inexpensive. In England there is no shortage of them, and I can't imagine America doesn't have them too. Welcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 06:15 PM

If you click on the drop-down index in the upper lefthand corner of this page, you will find a Georgdie dictionary. I make no claims as to its veracity...I just find 'em and post 'em.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 06:41 PM

See what I mean?


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From: Dead Horse
Date: 26 Jul 02 - 04:47 PM

Now that AOL is being investigated by the Infernal Revenoo, can we expect the U.S. Govt to crash?
Just a thought.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,fred miller
Date: 26 Jul 02 - 05:59 PM

What a blast, but I'm embarrassed to have started a generally Fredcentric thread. Also--I don't know why my paragraphs don't indent the way I type them.

Art, no I haven't seen the Burton Hamlet, but I've seen every film version I come upon, so I may get hold of it. There was a lot to like in Branagh's version, though the ghost seemed sort of stagey. Michaelr, I'll probably get netzero, several people are recommending it, I just thought I'd use the free thing while I look around. I may have to change again to do a website, I don't know, should probably buy a domain name so I don't have to switch around. Unfortunately, I'm not learning much about this stuff. I maintain friendships with several 20ish guys for tech support, and for the odd entertainment of their lurid, vulgar stories, but the downside is the habit of not having to sort stuff out myself, because they seem happy to walk me through it.

Kat--yes, that's the old theatre on 4rth. John Gage is a well known folkster around here. There's also a Jim Gage, from Berea--we have lots of good Gages. A great duo called Zoey Speaks does a song called Small Things by Jim Gage, which I heard him sing at our thanksgivings when I was a kid.

The stuff I play is probably best left to come up on occasion--I played a bit of lute and classical in college, but except for a pretty piece or two that stuff is too dry for me anymore. I play some old unfashionable art-pop-rock things, and things lots of people play--I learned a few tunes from the recent Dylan CD, and I'd never done the Beatles Two of Us until someone gave me the I Am Sam covers. (I became alienated on a guitar site because nobody liked or had ever heard of Lucinda Williams.)

My kids like songs that mention things they like, so I do songs that have kid-remarks in them. In short I'm just ecclectic enough that, without much substance or talent, I can give the impression of being more interesting than I am. I'm not, I'm just scattered. I'm not much of a scholar, I just have a niche or two I get into. I feel a bit embarrassed at having called so much attention to myself, just wanted to say hello, but I really appreciate the repies, the lyrics, the advice. Thanks everyone, Fred


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jul 02 - 06:24 PM

Art,
The DVD has been bid up to $3.99 on Ebay. Not a good sign.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jul 02 - 11:47 PM

Don't worry about it, Fred. At some point in time everyone gets in the limelight at the Mudcat and we are a pretty eclectic lot, too!:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Genie
Date: 27 Jul 02 - 03:22 PM

Hi, Fred!  Like most Mudcatters, I do 'talk' to guests in the forum as much as I do to Mudcat members I don't 'know."  If you've been snubbed, even inadvertently, I'm sorry, and I'm glad you introduced yourself.

I was born in "Luwh'vul," BTW, though I left when I was under 2 years old, but I've still got kin in 'Kintucky,' I'm happy to say.  (I thought the trick to the natives' pronunciation of the state capital was to move your mouth as little as possible and hardly open your mouth at all while saying the name.)

If, as you say, "I'm just a guy who plays guitar, rather randomly," does that make you a jazz guitarist?  ;-)

Genie
(a singer/guitarist/songwriter of the "hodgepodge" genre--i.e. if I like it and I can play/sing/write it, I do.)

PS, as Greg S. said, you can log onto the internet via your local library.  In Portland, OR, it's free and you get up to 60 minutes per day (if you can get through the line of teeny boppers sitting there emailing their friends sitting at the next computer).  All you need is a library card.

PPS, Fred, I always have some trouble getting AOL to quit--sometimes it takes ages.  I pay them for 3 hours a month, so I don't like to waste my minutes while their service disconnects.  I just disconnect the phone cord from the computer and plug it back in--instant 'log-off' from AOL.

PPPS, re cheap inexpensive ISPs, go to clarkhoward.com for info.  Clark Howard is a consumer advocate and, among other things, his website (an radio show) helps folks do comparison shopping for various products and services.  I found several that are under $10 per mo.; a couple are even as low as $7 per mo.
Bigzoo.com has an introductory offer of $1.95 per month for the first 3 months of ISP service (150 hours a month, I think).  After that, I think it's $6 or $7 per month if you sign up for 6 months; a couple bucks more if you're on a month to month basis.
(I don't use my AOL for surfing the web -- I keep it mainly for business email.)
 

------
 

Art Thieme, ---the Café Wha? --  Wow!  That brings back memories of 1962/3...


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Genie
Date: 27 Jul 02 - 03:27 PM

Click here for a discussion of "Rap Her To Bank" and for lyric posting.

If you type "Rap Her To Bank" (with the quotation marks) into the DT/Forum search, it brings up several threads where this song was discussed.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,fred
Date: 05 Aug 02 - 09:40 AM

Thanks Genie, sorry to be unresponsive, but I just now discovered how to retrieve buried threads. btw, from the fingernail thread--I've promised some people I'd send them some of my picks, if you're interested send me an address at mtmesis@wmconnect.com. it may take a while. i'm tinkering with my little factory. fred


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: YOR
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 02:40 PM

Hey Fred, Roy here, the guy who linked you here. Welcome to the Mudcat. I thought you would be at home here by reading your posts on the other forum. Then along came almost the exact same topic on two different forums.

I've been a member, although not a huge member, here for awhile, since before I started playing guitar. I got into the Cat for the history and the lyrics found here. Many great folks here at the Mudcat.

Get yer membership and stick around.

Enjoy, Roy


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 03:23 PM

Hey Roy, thanks for the link. I really do enjoy the breadth and range here, good call. I only have so many things to say about guitar and music, you know. Not much at all lately. My only reservation about membership is it's kind of a guilty indulgence, time-wise, I'm on here a good bit. You know I voted you up over there but nothing happened, not that it matters, but I enjoyed your unconstrained manner, in that somewhat straightlaced crowd. Fred


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 03:36 PM

Fred: We can all use a little guilty indulgence now and again. Come on, you know you want to. :~) Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Don Firth
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 03:38 PM

Howdy, Fred:— Welcome to the Mental Ward.

I've used earthlink as my ISP for a couple years. It costs about $20.00 a month and, for me, it functions well. By way of geographic location, I'm in Seattle (webbed feet, moss on my north side). I've been playing guitar (folk and classic) and singing folk songs for about fifty years, I believe I've attained geezerhood, and it's my ambition to be a curmudgeon when I grow up. My primary function here is to ramble on incessantly about what it was like in "The Good Old Days."

One of the things I love about this place is that if you ask a question, musical or otherwise, most of the time there is someone out there who can give you an answer, or a link to where you can find the answer. Mudcat has a few dark corners with a nasty spider or two in them, but that's incidental. The place can be a real educational experience and a heck of a lot of fun. Almost everybody has knowledge and experience to contribute and I'm looking forward to your posts. It's pretty much what you make of it. Enjoy!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 04:20 PM

Well, thanks yall. I'll have to get re-hooked soon. Maybe I can justify it as for my wife, who's heard everything I have to say a few too many times.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 09:57 PM

Welcome Fred!

I have to admit, I'm a bit confused...are you the son of Jim Miller whose cabin in NC burned last year? He comes to KY Music Week.

Also, Genie, you reminded me of the old joke:

How do you pronounce the name of the capitol of Kentucky? Louie-ville or Louis-ville?

neither!...Frankfort!

I have some information on Kentucky Homefront sent to me in an email by Jim. I'm sure he won't mind my posting it here as a webpage (we corresponded about this.) My apologies for some of the appearance of this page, I had to reduce two of the pictures a lot. Also, I'm about to run out of free space at the ivillage place, so this link may disappear soon. Kentucky Homefront


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: YOR
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 10:44 PM

Fred, Funny you should say that. That "straightlaced crowd" got very out of control this week. The, lets say, "most christian folk" said some things that were alittle one sided and stepped on the overall religious freedom of the forum. I pissed a few people off by making a couple of comments that were only intended for the greater good, supporting all members of the forum. And it went downhill from there. So it goes, I tried, I was reasonable. But, you know numbers and the largest mouth wins, reason and greater good means nothing.

Enjoy, Roy


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 11:14 PM

well, well, Roy, lose some stars? Sorry to hear about that sort of thing. I liked people there but it lacked some breadth and tolerance, for me, and again, good call linking me here. I'll have to throw some support, I support MENC without saying anything at all there. And I read a stated refusal to cave to policing pressures here that I admired.

No Mary, my dad was Jim Wayne Miller, a writer, and I often introduce myself as his son because he was nicer, smarter, more use than I, and people loved him all over the place. Your Jim Miller sounds good too. My son is a Jim Miller, and the nicest little guy in the world--what's in that name? Where are you, hereabouts? Juneau the capitol of Alaska?

Fred


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 08:44 AM

Fred, I'm in Bardstown which is close to everything in Kentucky, but really, Kentucky is out of the way for going anywhere else!


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Hippie Chick
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 09:23 AM

Welcome Fred....I'm posting a comment on AOL here, hope it takes...http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PgDlFqITjkHY6JhKvt18SuGFLUrBbmPOD0!iZNyvr8nzVxSh90POlbkM9pbxVcqDKqPvKcBueutVueZ5jQ17sz9Dfsnkqi5r/Wages-of-AOL-001.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Hippie Chick
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 09:25 AM

Nope it didn't.....if anyone can tell me how to load images so that they come out right....any advice will be appreciated.

HC


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 09:45 AM

Hi Hippie Chick,

It's frowned on to post images in the forum because they take up so much space. That's why in my above message which contained images I made a web page at my free ivillage.com site. I played Secret Santa last December and made several webpages for Mudcatters. Also, the site comes in handy for when I want to show pictures of flowers and stuff. I just make a page there and put a link to that page here. The original info I posted above was sent to me in an email, but it wasn't hard to transfer it to HTML and a web page. If you want me to make a similar page for you just let me know. PM me and I'll send my email addy, then it won't take but a few minutes if the ivillage site is up and running today.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 19 Aug 02 - 05:50 PM

Hi Mary, just down the road in Bardstown. I live in lou, but grew up in Bowling Green.

Hippie Chick, you just can't leave off can you? What was it?


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 19 Aug 02 - 07:11 PM

Yeah, Fred, just go out Bardstown Road past Steak and Shake for about 35 miles, can't miss us.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 09:39 AM

What're you doing there today? My kids just went back to school, I'm going to start back on some goofy projects, and have to change my isp today.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 09:47 AM

Oh, and your link hasn't disappeared, thanks for that.


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 10:10 AM

Aye, Fred, glad to have you here. We're a pretty o.k. bunch of folks most of the time --- although some few might say otherwise when our personal buttons get pushed. I'm an old folkie myself and am looking forward to talking atcha through Cyberiaspace.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: apology/introduction
From: GUEST,Fred Miller
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 11:42 AM

Thanks Art, I'm having a hard time keeping sorted all the things people say with who they are, just yet, but have seen you around. I feel a bit like an imposter folkie, I like and play one thing and another, but think of folk as my default mode, socially. Folk seems flexible that way I guess.


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