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Mick Lowe BS: Time to come together (21) BS..Time to come together 11 Dec 00


This is a rather radical thread.. so if you are of a nevous disposition.. please leave now..

I don't know if you are like me.. in that you've spent countless fruitless hours scouring the internet for a particular song or tune, only to be presented with the same old material or worse still.. a no-longer existant website from a search engine.

Well a thought occured to me this evening in that we here at the mudcat have the power to change all that. Now first off I have to say I am not intending to take away anything from this ultimate of sites.. so Joe/Dick.. don't get worried.. what I am proposing is filling a niche that the cat doesn't profess to occupy.. The DT will always be the biggest source of folk related lyrics on the internet...

What I want to draw everyone's attention to is the fact that this is the internet.. a purely global community.. the only one of its kind, never before have people all over the globe been able to share and communicate in such a way.

But I'm prevarocating.. to the nub of the issue. My concept is the ultimate folk/celtic/traditional music site. A site where even the casual surfer can find exactly what they are looking for.. this may be in a series of well documented and current links, or better still in an all comprehensive, all encompassing site. Such a site is not the work of a single individual.. what I am proposing here is that music webmasters of the world unite and produce the ultimate resource. I know this idea may fall on stoney ground, especially with people who have created sites with lyrics etc.. purely as an exercise in learning web-authoring techniquies.. but what I am proposing is a total global co-operation and sharing..

I know this is a rather radical thought and I've not even begun to explain my rationale behind it all... but if you wish to discuss it further with me.. then please email me here


mick@prof.co.uk

Mick

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