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GUEST,Chicken Charlie Digitization of traditional communities? (25) RE: Digitization of traditional communities? 07 Apr 08

Dear Meg--

As much as I remember, I first learned about Mudcat by word of mouth from another musician.

I'm part of "Chicken Charlie's California Minstrels," which attempts to stay focused on pre-1901 Anglo-American traditional/"roots" music.

I have learned quite a bit about alternate tunings, modes, and instruments, and of course the occasional missing word set. (If it's not on DT, Sorcha will undoubtedly find it in under 2.3 seconds.)

Mainly I'm interested in the musical aspect; a techie I am not. Someday I will seriously study that side of it, but I have to clean the garage and walk the dogs first.

The BS threads are a blessing and a curse. It really is healthy to debate most of these issues (the significant ones), as I find myself re-thinking fondly embraced opinions. The down side is the amount of admittedly uninformed commentary you have to sift through sometimes to get to the good stuff. Posts that start, "I don't know anything about this topic, but let me set you straight ...." used to amuse me, but it's getting old. Come to think of it, so am I, so I probably do the same thing on occasion.

Naaaah. No way.

Anyway, welcome, good luck with your project, and enjoy ....


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