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Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release

05 Feb 04 - 02:45 AM (#1109758)
Subject: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

OK folks...it's on!

The CDs arrived a couple of days ago and Borealis and CIUT are gearing up for the celebration.

This will be a live 3 hour special broadcast on February 16th between 7PM and 11PM (est) of "Acoustic Workshop" from the Borealis office in Toronto featuring (we hope) Rick as the genial host and many musical guests. (If Rick can't make it, we know he'll be listening in). The new Rick Fielding CD will be featured, of course along with interviews and performances by his many friends.

The broadcast will (as usual) be streamed to the internet so that all of you can listen in no matter where you are. In addition, you'll be able to phone in with greetings if you wish. The phone number for that will be 416-530-0461. If you would like to phone in to order a CD, the number is toll free 1-877-530-4288. All the usual credit cards will be accepted and know that the bulk of the sales proceeds will be going to Rick and Heather - thanks, Borealis!

If you would like to email a greeting during the broadcast, just send it to info@borealisrecords.com

That's it for now. I'll be posting additional information as it emerges. This is very exciting!

Cheers,

Paul


05 Feb 04 - 03:00 AM (#1109760)
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From: Bo Vandenberg

Amazing!

Sigurd


05 Feb 04 - 08:29 AM (#1109878)
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From: GUEST,FORTUNATO

Thank you, Paul, for making this happen for them.
Chance Shiver


05 Feb 04 - 08:49 AM (#1109891)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Willie-O

I'm planning on being there, Marion and I are gonna zip down from Perth. Paul, we need address/directions please. Are they online?


05 Feb 04 - 09:02 AM (#1109903)
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From: karen k

Will the show be archieved? I won't be able to listen when it's on live. Glad to know the new cd is out. Thanks,
karen


05 Feb 04 - 10:14 AM (#1109948)
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From: catspaw49

Thanks Paul....for all of this. A lot of work I know but we'll all be around that night. I have my sound card working again.....I hope....and hopefully CIUT will be "cooperative" then as thye have occasionally been less than easy to get.

I'll be there with a call or e-mail..

Spaw


05 Feb 04 - 11:01 AM (#1109980)
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From: katlaughing

Thanks, Paul. This is truly amazing and very exciting. What a bunch of really incredible friends you all are to Rick and Heather.

kat


05 Feb 04 - 11:54 AM (#1110020)
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From: GUEST,bbc at work

Looking forward to it. Thanks for the good information.

best,

bbc


05 Feb 04 - 12:01 PM (#1110026)
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From: Peter T.

Hot stuff! yours, Peter T.


05 Feb 04 - 01:09 PM (#1110091)
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From: Walking Eagle

I'm glad that someone was able to finish up on my idea. I certainly dropped the ball. Thanks a whole, whole bunch!

W.E.


05 Feb 04 - 03:06 PM (#1110128)
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From: Clinton Hammond

Ummm... how about a url for the stream?


05 Feb 04 - 03:16 PM (#1110133)
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From: Ed.

Try here, Clinton


05 Feb 04 - 03:16 PM (#1110134)
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From: GUEST,MMario

there is a "listen" link/button on this page


05 Feb 04 - 03:17 PM (#1110135)
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From: Clinton Hammond

t'ank ya's....

:-)


05 Feb 04 - 03:20 PM (#1110139)
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From: Vixen

And tell us all again how to order a copy of the CD???

Thanks,

V


05 Feb 04 - 04:34 PM (#1110180)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

Vixen, you can call the number during the show, or send a PM to Heather (Duckboots).

I notice 'three hour special' and 'between 7PM and 11PM.'
Is it a Canadian thing, or does it mean something like 'at least 3 hours, and then, until they pull the plug'? The answer is probably 'yes'.


05 Feb 04 - 04:38 PM (#1110181)
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From: Willie-O

Jeri, I think you interpreted it correctly. Of course, those are Canadian hours.


05 Feb 04 - 05:22 PM (#1110205)
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From: Duckboots

Jeri, I think Paul was counting in Canadian winter hours which are, of course, longer than usual.

It's very exciting that this has all come together the way it has. The support from Borealis and CIUT has been tremendous, they've worked very hard to get this going - and I should thank Eric Twight who hosts "Veritable Infusion", the programme after Rick's, because he'll be giving up his time for this special event. You said it Kat, we've got some incredible people in our corner and I'm constantly amazed at the kindness flowing our way.

The CD has arrived and it's terrific! As Jeri said, you can call 1-877-530-4288 on Monday, February 16 to order a copy or you can send me a PM.

There are going to be quite a few Mudcatters at Borealis, some are coming quite a distance too, and I hope many more will call in or e-mail. It would be great if some of you were actually getting together for your own party, but then it is a Monday night.

Karen, you want it archived - let me ask Paul. Hey, Paul? Can we archive it?

Heather


05 Feb 04 - 07:00 PM (#1110302)
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From: SINSULL

This is exciting. I will be there.


05 Feb 04 - 11:50 PM (#1110460)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

If you'll check the time of my original post here, you'll see that it was extremely late and the hour's of broadcast (7 to 11) I quoted were not just "Canadian" but simply the product of sleep deprivation. The three hours will actually be between 7PM and 10PM. Sorry 'bout that!

Re archiving, I will have to check with CIUT on that. I'll get back to y'all.

Finally, since starting this new thread, it has occured to me that folks who are tracing the old thread may be missing this information. Should I cross-post to the old thread? Advice please and thankyou.

Cheers,

Paul


05 Feb 04 - 11:57 PM (#1110469)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Big Mick

The first thread can be found HERE

All the best,

Mick


06 Feb 04 - 08:45 AM (#1110682)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: GUEST,MMario

I put a link to this thread in the old one.


06 Feb 04 - 01:32 PM (#1110855)
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From: Steve Latimer

This is great news. I hope to be there. I hope that Rick is up to it.


06 Feb 04 - 03:50 PM (#1110920)
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From: MichaelM

Do we need to reserve a spot at the Borealis office or are you already full?


07 Feb 04 - 02:42 PM (#1111484)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: KathWestra

Any news on archiving? I'll be in airports and on an airplane during all the relevant hours (U.S. or Canadian), and don't want to miss the experience. Keep us posted, Paul and Heather! Love to Rick, Heather, and the whole gang who are working to make this happen. What a community! XO Kathy


08 Feb 04 - 06:42 PM (#1112106)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: open mike

i had hoped the 7-11 time meant an extra bonus hour!!
this will be 10p.m.-1a.m. pacific time...on mon. nite!


09 Feb 04 - 12:53 AM (#1112249)
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From: ddw

Open Mike,

Aren't you going the wrong way? It'll be 4 to 7 p.m., won't it?

cheers,

david


09 Feb 04 - 03:46 AM (#1112293)
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From: open mike

oh--duh---yep


09 Feb 04 - 11:15 AM (#1112573)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: KathWestra

Any word on archiving??? Oh please, please tell those of us who can't be at our puters on Monday the 16th that we'll have a chance to be part of the fun. Yeah, I can always order the CD from Heather (and you bet I will!), but I wanna be at the PARTY, even if I'm late......... Kathy, whining


09 Feb 04 - 07:35 PM (#1112908)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

'Archived' may just be the only way those of us listening on the internet can hear it.

CIUT has changed their format. Last week I got nothing. This week, it's no longer Real Audio, but something that opens my Windows Media Player. I was getting some show earlier, but now I can't connect at all. This sucks, and I'm so mad and frustrated right now I can't see straight.


09 Feb 04 - 08:24 PM (#1112937)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Tinker

I thought it was just my computeur acting out again... Windows Media just kept telling me to recheck the path and file name, it could not be opened !!! UGH!!!


09 Feb 04 - 09:28 PM (#1112963)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: KathWestra

This is BAD news, kids. How far is Toronto from Manchester, NH, Jeri?


09 Feb 04 - 09:48 PM (#1112975)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Arnie Naiman

Oh ya - I'll be popping in with Kathy Reid and Chris Coole and who knows perhaps we'll play something too, but we'll really glad to be celebrating Rick's good music and new CD!
Arnie


09 Feb 04 - 11:48 PM (#1113019)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

I just spoke with CIUT today who confirmed that they will be archiving the show - probably in MP3 format. I didn't know about the difficulties some of you have been having with the streaming. Will investigate and report back. I want to make sure everyone can connect next Monday night.

Paul


10 Feb 04 - 08:46 AM (#1113251)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

The link on CIUT's page is correct - if you've got an old address in Real Player, it won't work. Here's the link for CIUT

It runs - on my machine - on Windows Media Player. Perhaps it needs mucho bandwidth. I'm listening to the 'Black Roots Radio' show right now. When it works, it sounds better than Real Audio ever did, but even now, I'm getting disconnected from the server occasionally.


10 Feb 04 - 08:57 AM (#1113259)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Tinker

This is the type of thing that makes me feel so confused with computers. This morning it just popped up and turnt on loud and clear. Nothing I did changed in the least. I'm going to leave it on a while and see, but so far I haven't been bounced and the quality is wonderful.


10 Feb 04 - 06:53 PM (#1113638)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

The news so far is this: CIUT uses a service to stream their programming to the internet. They have recently switched from RealAudio to Windows Media Player format. This player comes with windows although I don't know how long that's been the case. Anybody? If you don't have it I'm sure it's downloadable from Microsoft. If you're a mac user, special procedures are needed. I will advise as soon as I get the details.

I talked to CIUT's tech guy today and he will alert their streaming service about increased traffic next Monday night. I told him that several of us (yes, me too!) have been unable to "tune in" to the server. I get messages about server "too busy" or "unable to handle the traffic" blah, blah.

Just know that we're working up here to make Monday night happen on all fronts (including getting Rick to make an appearance...we hope!)

Cheers,

Paul


10 Feb 04 - 07:34 PM (#1113664)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

Paul 'Above and Beyond' Mills, thank you!

I remember a poem Mike Agranoff does about an FM radio DJ, and how various stations re-broadcast his last barricaded-in-studio show all over the place. It's probably overkill for this one, though.
Kath, I'd be there, but I think the Borealis office will be jammed with people they're expecting. They wouldn't be very happy with surprise guests, and it's just too darned far to drive (588 miles) so I could listen from a motel room and head back home. And I'd probably have to bring my own radio. Of course, there could be a parking lot party and folks could hold signs up and chant like they've done for Michael Jackson in the past.

I'll be listening if I can, and will be unable to call. I'm with y'all in spirit though, and I hope some of my love and happiness about this recording makes it back out your end of the line.


11 Feb 04 - 01:04 AM (#1113774)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: JedMarum

I'm travelling - but I'll be calling in to say hello and pass on wishes well for a grand CD release!

does travelling have two l's or one ...


11 Feb 04 - 07:55 AM (#1113918)
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From: MMario

"on a trip" - avoids the whole issue Jed!


11 Feb 04 - 08:14 AM (#1113929)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Peter T.

Once again, Windows stupidity strikes. It is virtually impossible for a Mac user to use Windows Media Player, whereas both systems can handle Real Audio. Guess which one wins. CIUT should have more sense.

yours,

Peter T.


11 Feb 04 - 05:06 PM (#1114345)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Willie-O

I tried to enlist Banjo Bonnie to ride shotgun with me and Maid Marion, finally got a reply from her today. From the extreme southern tip of Chile. E-mail travels slowly from the frozen antarctic.

Fraid she won't be makin the party.

W-O


11 Feb 04 - 10:34 PM (#1114569)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Burke

I keep getting server not responding messages.

Bandwidth is not a problem. I've loaded the latest update & I can connect to some of the pre-programmed stations. I've given the program permission to update configurations. I've tried to connect beginning from the station's web page using both Netscape & Explorer.

What do I check next?


11 Feb 04 - 10:53 PM (#1114575)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: katlaughing

If you have Zone Alarm, make sure you have given permission for it to connect. I don't know if it is applicable in this case, but that's what kept me from being able to access some sites until I gave it the "all clear."


11 Feb 04 - 11:13 PM (#1114583)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

Burke, I don't think it's your bandwidth so much how many connections CIUT can support at a time. I can't get to it either right now.


12 Feb 04 - 01:10 AM (#1114617)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Duane D.

Hi everyone, I'd like very much to listen online as well, but the version of media player that came with Win98se wouldn't support the connection. I upgraded to ver 9.0 and, although, it can find CUIT and other radio stations I tried, it cannot connect to any. I hope to be able to correct this before 2/16. Any suggestios?


12 Feb 04 - 02:16 PM (#1115032)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

Hi All...

I have just received a suggested method for tuning into CIUT from their tech guy which works (at least for me) when all other attempts had failed.

First of all, you need Windows media player - no way around that. And I guess the latest version is best, although I don't know anything about that part of it.

So here's what you do:

Launch Windows Media Player, click on the file menu and choose "Open URL".

A window will pop up asking for the URL. Paste or type in the following address exactly as shown below:

mms://69.13.133.200/ciut

That should get you connected. As I say, it worked for me. We'll all have our fingers crossed. Please let us know if this doesn't work for you. The tech guy said, "If it still causes problems, check your network settings and/or firewall.". That might of some help to some of you.

Cheers,

Paul


12 Feb 04 - 02:42 PM (#1115051)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

I couldn't get in at all earlier today.

First try with IP address: no joy
Second try: Joy!
Tried the link from the page: no joy
Tried the IP address again: Joy #2

It does seem to work better. It's not my network settings (unless there's a timeout setting I can adjust) OR firewall. In any case, if the broadcast is to be cached, I'll have a safety net. I'll still have have a cow if I can't get the live show, but I'll know there's Hope.

I believe there ARE programs for Macs which play MicroSoft Media, but I'm not a Mac Geek.


12 Feb 04 - 03:06 PM (#1115060)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

I thought 'Catters might be interested in the announcement about Monday's show/launch that Borealis sent to a couple of other lists today. Here it is:

Radio CD Launch
Rick Fielding "Acoustic Workshop"
Monday Feb. 16th. 7:00 - 10:00 PM

On CIUT FM Toronto 89.5 Streamed on the web - (please see below)


Next Monday evening we hope you'll tune in and help celebrate the release of a new album of songs from singer, songwriter, radio host and teacher Rick Fielding. Rick normally hosts this radio show every Monday but we're turning the tables on him this week so that we can celebrate his music.

A number of musicians feel the same way as we do about Rick and wanted to be a part of this program as soon as they heard about it so we have moved the show from the CIUT studios to the Borealis Records office to accommodate a number of guest performers.

Joining us live on air will be Jason Fowler, Eve Goldberg, Holmes Hooke, Mick Lane, Stuart McLean, Paul Mills, Arnie Naiman & Chris Coole, Tony Quarington, Mose Scarlett, Ken Whiteley, Noah Zacherin and a couple of surprise guests that will be joining us by phone.
Listeners are invited to send Rick greetings to this email address:
info@borealisrecords.com

Because this is not your normal CD launch event where you might normally purchase the new CD, our phone lines will be open and we'll be happy to process your order during the show or you can order via the website; www.borealisrecords.com

We hope you can join us for an evening of great music and a tip of the hat to our friend Rick.

Bill Garrett Grit Laskin & Paul Mills

To tune this program in on the web please open Windows Media Player and insert this URL: mms://69.13.133.200/ciut


13 Feb 04 - 07:48 PM (#1115552)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Duane D.

Thanks Paul for the info. I copied and pasted the address you provided and I was immediately connected to CUIT. Unfortunately, the reception is in and out, now mostly out, due to traffic on line? Do you have any info regarding the buffering option on the performance tab on the media player options. Is there a way to tweak the performance?

Duane.


14 Feb 04 - 12:26 AM (#1115649)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

Duane...

I'm really sorry but I don't know haow to answer your question. I may have appeared to be more technically adept than I am when it comes to computers and connectivity. I suppose increasing the buffer size would lead to a smoother playback. Try it.

Cheers,

Paul


14 Feb 04 - 09:28 AM (#1115812)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

I've got my really old version of MP set to buffer 10 seconds of data, and it's pretty smooth. I've tried the address Paul gave at different times, and I haven't had problems getting connected. I DO get kicked off once in a while, but I believe everything that CAN be done, HAS been done. Short of the Broadband Fairy Godmother showing up and turning my phone line 'pumpkin' into a cable, I'll just have to deal with net congestion.

There has GOT to be an enormous amount of technical orchestration going on behind the scenes to make this innovative idea a reality. From someone on the receiving end - THANK YOU!

I'm getting excited about this!


14 Feb 04 - 09:53 AM (#1115832)
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From: Peter T.

You won't go wrong with this album, folks!! It starts with Rick and Mudcat's own p.j. barrelling through Houston Special, and does not let up!

yours,

Peter T.


14 Feb 04 - 01:06 PM (#1115913)
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From: MMario

Bribing the family to try and get online monday evening - hopefully it will work!


14 Feb 04 - 01:59 PM (#1115926)
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From: Big Mick

Man.......... gettin' antsy to get on the road. I am ready for a ramble. I can't wait to hear this CD, and sing a few songs with friends. The only thing missing is the third "Beef Brother". Jed, I know you would be here if you could, I think you are going to miss a good party. I will keep you all posted.

All the best,

Mick


14 Feb 04 - 02:17 PM (#1115936)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

MMario, try crying.

Windows Media Player for Mac
I believe QuickTime also plays streaming Windows media?

Mick, drive carefully, try to remember that Canada is north, not south, and wave at me when you're on the air, ok? Clear sailing, sweetie.


14 Feb 04 - 02:30 PM (#1115941)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Peter T.

Waiting on your presence O Mickster. yours, Peter T.


14 Feb 04 - 02:57 PM (#1115955)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Bill D

It is NOT necessary to have Windows Media Player.

JetAudio will play the CUIT stream...and will also record it, if you desire. You just go to 'file->open' and paste in mms://69.13.133.200/ciut, and you are there. I just double checked it.

JetAudio is a large download, but it does lots of things. If you'd like to try it, get it today or tomorrow and go thru the procedures, so you know how it works. I find it easier to use than WMP.

I sure plan to be there to hear this wonderful event...


14 Feb 04 - 05:15 PM (#1116031)
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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Just got my copy of the cd in the mail (Thanks, Heather!!)- is it cheating to rave before the party on Monday? What a wonderful cd!!!!!

Allison


14 Feb 04 - 06:50 PM (#1116049)
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From: MMario

Isn't it? I've been saving my raves - seems only fitting to wait for the party.


14 Feb 04 - 09:29 PM (#1116112)
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From: katlaughing

BillD! Thanks! Love the JetAudio and wow, it looks like it does a LOT!

My sister, bet, got her CD a couple of days ago and said it was really great. Can't wait to hear thsi and order our copy!

luvyakat


14 Feb 04 - 10:21 PM (#1116133)
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From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Best of Wishes....Mr. Fielding



Well done...for a"release notice."



Your distributer is not a Dick/Susan clone.



It was not a "self=positing" an=grand=izement.....



Sincerely,

Gargoyle



It is ALL 1/4/5/7 with a occasional, tramitional flourish stuffed between the hobo's couplngs


15 Feb 04 - 04:27 AM (#1116209)
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From: Susanl

Rick and Heather,

Congratulations on the CD release. I am unable to be there to hear it on Monday but I look forward to purchasing one and listening to it. I know it will be worth every cent and more.

Susan


15 Feb 04 - 06:26 AM (#1116259)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: BK Lick

Also consider iTunes. It's free and there are versions for both Mac and Windows platforms.

          —BK


15 Feb 04 - 06:30 AM (#1116264)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

I won't be there either but I wish you all the best- what a fun night it will be!
Allison


15 Feb 04 - 07:12 AM (#1116274)
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From: Tinker

Packed, coffe in hand, and almost out the door definately excited.

tinker


15 Feb 04 - 09:26 AM (#1116310)
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From: Amos

The West Coast is cheering Madly for you, Rick. It sounds like a wonderful release!


A


15 Feb 04 - 11:39 AM (#1116369)
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From: Steve Latimer

We have arranged for a sitter and will be attending. Looking forward to it.


15 Feb 04 - 11:04 PM (#1116692)
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From: GUEST,Big Mick in Toronto

Finally made it in!! Long haul, not helped by Canadian immigration. I blew it when I admitted I was a folkie, which immediately put me under suspicion. Then when they asked what I was bringing in, I blew it when I admitted I had a bodhran in the car. This resulted in everything short of a strip search, but finally I convinced them that I would handle it responsibly and that I had the proper training on it so as not to be a danger, they relented and let me through. But they admonished me that they would notify the proper authorities that there was an unregistered goatskin and to keep an eye on me. I am on my best behaviour, which isn't saying much for those that know me...... I will report on the festivities and take plenty of piccies. More later.

All the best,

Mick


15 Feb 04 - 11:12 PM (#1116695)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Amos

Glad ya made it Big Laddie -- and as long as they didn't find yer potato, you'll be all right!! LOL!!

Please give all Fieldings large warm and powerful hugs from sunny Southern California.


A


15 Feb 04 - 11:16 PM (#1116697)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

Welcome to T.O., Mick! See you in the morning. Folks, Mick has kindly offered to help me schlep gear over to the Borealis office tomorrow. I've ripped out half my studio to help out with the broadcast and I'm getting too old to lug alone. Thanks, Mick.

Hope y'all enjoy the show!

Cheers,

Paul


15 Feb 04 - 11:47 PM (#1116714)
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From: katlaughing

{{{{{{{Paul and Mick}}}}}}}}}}}THANK YOU!!

Mick, watch out for KoKo!!

Lots of Love and Hugs to Rick and Heather, too,

love,

kat and Rog


16 Feb 04 - 02:32 AM (#1116754)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: GUEST,Jeremiah McCaw

I would dearly love to attend in person, but I'm assuming the Borealis offices will be packed as it is. Is this a correct assumption? Paul? Anybody?

It's an hour-&-a-quarter drive I'd happily make.

Failing any positive response in the short time left, I shall be on the cyber-side, listening intently.

(BTW, the Jet Audio that somebody recommended seems to be an excellent program.)

Best wishes (& thanks) to all involved; Rick & Heather especially.


16 Feb 04 - 07:45 AM (#1116874)
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From: Fortunato

Mick,

Please tell Rick I sent my best and I'll be trying to sign on tonight.

Chance Shiver


16 Feb 04 - 08:23 AM (#1116904)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Peter T.

Hell, Jeremiah, it will be totally packed, so what? Come on over! What is one lunatic more or less? (or listen intently!)

yours, Peter T.


16 Feb 04 - 09:41 AM (#1116965)
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From: Marion

Hi Jeremiah. If you want to get by the bouncers, you'd best give Heather a call in advance. She told me last week that they needed to use a guest list approach to keep the numbers near the realm of physical possibility.

The "Virtual Schmirtual" roadtrip in Willie-o's homemade wooden truck departs in a couple of hours, as soon as he can devise some sort of lighting system for it. Yay! Impeccable timing, as always, Fieldings, for scheduling this right after my return to Upper Canada. I am looking forward to it very much.

Marion


16 Feb 04 - 10:51 AM (#1116988)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Willie-O

Hey, I have everything except a right rear turn signal now. Marion, please bring a red bandana you can wave out the shotgun-side window when necessary...

"homemade wooden truck".   hmmmph. It's a 1994 Mazda. Only the cap is, shall we say, professionally hand-crafted. I just screwed the access door shut to keep the varmints out in the big city.

Where the hell are we going anyway?

W-O


16 Feb 04 - 11:42 AM (#1117030)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

Bill, JetAudio sucks.
Just my personal opinion, but I spent eternity downloading 17.8 MB, installed it (twice now) and it's main function seems to be to crash my computer (to the point where I have to turn the power off at the surge protector). It's a shame when a TinyFlaccid product works better than something else. I shall try again and hope nothing blows up so I can revert to WiMePla.

Paul & Mick, please don't strain anything schlepping. If the worst happens with the broadcast, please TAPE IT. When it comes to broadcasting this, I have faith in Paul & the Borealis Boyz.

I'm off to crash my computer for the 5th time today. Hear ya later!


16 Feb 04 - 11:44 AM (#1117033)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Peter T.

The Borealis Recording Co., Ltd.,
225 Sterling Road Unit 19
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6R 2B2


16 Feb 04 - 12:11 PM (#1117049)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Bill D

awwww...sorry about that Jeri....I have no idea why it messes with you, and treats others so nicely. I sit here with my 56k modem and Win98 and get it all just fine. Ain't modern technology...ummm...fickle?


16 Feb 04 - 12:30 PM (#1117070)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: catspaw49

Fickle doesn't begin to encompass it. I get it....I don't get it.

I will be here tonite listening....if I can!!!! If I don't post, you'll know I'm listening because I'm not going to muckabout and screw the pooch!!!!!IfI'm posting,I'll be pissed because the connection went down!

Paul and Mick and all.....thanks. A small word that means a lot.....

Rick and Heather......much love from both Karen and I.

Spaw


16 Feb 04 - 12:45 PM (#1117081)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

1 more uninstall/install, 2 more crashes Then I tried to play a CD, and it wanted to 'get information' from the internet and wouldn't let me play the CD unless I was connected...then the PROGRAM crashed. (Assignment: write a song with the burden "...and then it crashed.") Progress! I uninstalled it and I'm downloading Media Player 7.1, but I'm keeping the old dinosaur Media Player, just in case.

I may end up having to call someone and asking them to hold their phone up to a speaker, but I'm gonna listen!

6 hours and 15 minutes away...


16 Feb 04 - 01:08 PM (#1117091)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Duckboots

All this technical stuff is way too complicated for me! Spaw, if you'd like to send a message - and don't want to sever your connection during the show - send it in this afternoon. Borealis will be collecting them and we can read them during the show.

Borealis is gearing up for the big event, literally, Paul and Mick are trucking over a whole studio full of equipment! It's absolutely wonderful the way everyone has pitched in to make this happen. Thanks - it seems like a really small word, but it's from my heart.

Heather


16 Feb 04 - 01:16 PM (#1117094)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer

Here is a map.

Borealis Map


16 Feb 04 - 01:35 PM (#1117104)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: GUEST,JohnB

I can't seem to get anything working on the computer for CIUT. Will have to try the radio but generally not much hope down in the valley.
Good Luck and Best Wishes anyhow.
JohnB


16 Feb 04 - 01:48 PM (#1117116)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

John B, did you see Paul's post above?
Cope this and paste it into the player you use for Windows Media:
mms://69.13.133.200/ciut


This works better than the web address, but for some reason, in my old Windows Media Player, it had to time out once. Always worked the second time, though. Hope you can get the show!


16 Feb 04 - 02:24 PM (#1117129)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: katlaughing

JetAudio likes me!**bg** Jeri, let me know, I'll call you on my anytime, anywhere in the US, one-low-all the time rate and hold the phone to my speakers if ya need me to! I could even call one other who can't get it and make it a THREE-WAY! Are you listening, Spaw?!!:-)


16 Feb 04 - 02:34 PM (#1117136)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: katlaughing

One other thought, if it wouldn't put a fly in the ointment...what about someone putting up a room at PalTalk and running it on there, for Mudcatters who can't get the broadcast, otherwise? It could be password protected so they wouldn't have to deal with any drop-ins, or not. Too much? Too late for an okay from Borealis, etc? Thinking out loud only.:-)


16 Feb 04 - 03:54 PM (#1117194)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: JenEllen

Leave it to kat to propose...LOL

I've tied everyone's parkas into a rope-ladder and have thrown them down the side of the building to facilitate my escape from work early. (My excuse of "I have to go home, I have something in my eye---Eyyyyye can't see any reason to be here this afternoon." didn't work as well as planned, so on to PartDeux) I'm hoping to be home in time to catch the show---y'all have fun, and we're thinking of you.


16 Feb 04 - 04:54 PM (#1117220)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Rustic Rebel

Thanks for the URL address. I'm getting it in loud and clear. Will be tuning in tonight crossing my fingers my connection holds. Can't wait to hear the party! Best of luck to all involved.
Rustic


16 Feb 04 - 05:10 PM (#1117226)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: open mike

mms://69.13.133.200/ciut?
i have never seen an "mms" in place of the www.
what does it all mean?


16 Feb 04 - 05:16 PM (#1117227)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: open mike

i found the main page here....http://www.ciut.fm/
tahnks for all advice,etc. trying this now...and
if i pull it in perhaps can do a paltalk link!
will keep you posted...


16 Feb 04 - 05:48 PM (#1117241)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

I'm not sure what 'mms' stands for, but it designates they type of server. Maybe 'Microsoft Media Server'? Paul Mills posted the IP address when I complained the link on CIUT's web page didn't work. It's all in this thread someplace.


16 Feb 04 - 06:43 PM (#1117262)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Fortunato

I'm signed on and streaming here in Silver Spring...CIUT is coming in loud and clear.


16 Feb 04 - 06:46 PM (#1117265)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: katlaughing

Loud and clear here in Colorado!

Thanks, open mike, for the possible paltalk room, too!


16 Feb 04 - 07:00 PM (#1117287)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Bill D

so far, so good, not far from Fortunato...(nice blues!)


16 Feb 04 - 07:04 PM (#1117290)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Burke

I'm not sure what mms:// means either, but it's designating the internet protocal to use. It's not instead of www, but http:// or ftp:// or telnet://

I'm waiting for the show to start any moment.


16 Feb 04 - 07:06 PM (#1117292)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Amos

Doesn' that Duckboots sound SPESHUL?? I swan!!

A


16 Feb 04 - 07:08 PM (#1117294)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

I have Release!


16 Feb 04 - 07:12 PM (#1117297)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: MMario

some pauses for buffering - but I'm on a slow connection.


28 Feb 04 - 01:30 PM (#1125792)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Big Mick

Thanks to our beloved Jeff, otherwise known as Pene Azul, the pictures taken by Tinker and I are in the photo section HERE. Thanks, Jeff for the hard work getting them up.

I have some name corrections to make, such as Goldberg instead of Golden, but I must tell you that when one describes Eve's voice the appropriate adjective would be "golden". Wonderful singer.

All the best,

Mick


28 Feb 04 - 03:29 PM (#1125866)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Backstage Manager(inactive)

Nice pictures. But one of them is incorrectly captioned as "Poet, Hawkes Hood." The man's name is Holmes Hooke.


28 Feb 04 - 05:05 PM (#1125915)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: katlaughing

Great pix, Tinker and Mick. Thanks so much!


28 Feb 04 - 05:58 PM (#1125937)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Tinker

Okay the "techie guys" from CIUT ( honest they told me that's what Engineers are called these days... ) In the Dark Blue shirt, Sam Petite and in the Yellow shirt Fred Spek. These two guys just kept quietly going about their business of solving problems with amazing speed. They got things going and then kept things running smoothly during the show. I don't know if many folks caught the reference, but when Rick first joined the show over the phone, they had three different problems which were solved in under five minutes to make that hook up work. They deserve huge thanks for helping to bring this concept to reality. And besides they are just all around nice guys.


Tinker


28 Feb 04 - 09:39 PM (#1126048)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: bbc

Great to see the photos; thanks!!!

bbc


29 Feb 04 - 12:57 AM (#1126132)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: catspaw49

Hey Bro......Thanks for the pics of one of the strangest nights I have had in many and many a year. Someday I hope to write about it and what I had going on then, just as soon as I can figure out what it was and the words needed to express it...........Until then though, it's wonderful reading the experiences of others both there and listening in and even grander to see so many good pictures of great folks. I especially liked Tink's boots. Heather looks really wonderful as always and PT looks as though he had gas.........And Mick...that tire changing crap is gonna' cost you your position with the firm if you're not careful.

Spaw


29 Feb 04 - 11:39 AM (#1126197)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Roger the Skiffler

Thanks, Jeff and Mick for the photos!

RtS


29 Feb 04 - 11:11 PM (#1126628)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Big Mick


01 Mar 04 - 12:31 AM (#1126661)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Paul Mills

Say What Mick?

Just to let you all know, Peter T and I will be hosting Acoustic Workshop again tomorrow night. The streaming link seems to be working now - at least it did when I tried it today. Hope you can listen in.

Cheers,

Paul


01 Mar 04 - 06:46 AM (#1126826)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

Thanks, picture senders Mick and Tinker, and putter-upper Jeff. It's good to feel like I have have some sort of connection to the event.

Paul, if I can listen, I will.


01 Mar 04 - 05:47 PM (#1127266)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Tinker

Lane, Fielding, Paterson and Swan
Lay-Abouts- at- Large
Ohio Division
Attention: Mr. Catspaw Paterson

Dear Mr. 'Spaw:

I read your post with considerable concern, and it is with a large degree of reluctant rectitude that I disregard my previous restraint and set down here, for your review, the activities of February 16th. I had attempted to exercise restraint in the telling of the tire tale, but after careful deliberation with my husband, we have agreed that 'tis better to tell the True Tale than to chance loosing the "L" in L,F,P&S: FAA.

Now you may not be aware of the fact that I am not a morning person. In fact, it often takes gentle handling to arouse me early in the morning, but on that particular Toronto morning your colleague, Mr. Lane, promised a "rare treat in fine company". Imagine my emotional roller coaster as one thing lead to another and soon in true Lay-about fashion Mr. Lane was flat on his back. ( Exhibit Page 5, Photo 5) ) and I found myself with a handful of Icy Nuts !!!

As I am sure you are aware, in the frigid Toronto morning, cold contractions of exposed nuts can make it difficult to get them off. Previously Mr. Big Mick had implied that I might someday be eligible for consideration of provisional Layabout status--- I thought this might be some form of field testing situation, so with great reluctance, I slowly and gently removed the nuts from the palm of my hand and let him resolve the situation personally. At no time that morning ( or elsewise during the weekend) did Mr. Lane even break a sweat. I can unequivocally testify that Mr. Lane's Lay-about-status was never endangered.

Sincerely,
Ms. Tinker


02 Mar 04 - 12:32 PM (#1127774)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: balladeer

Paul:

Thanks so much for playing my song on the air last night. I didn't hear it, or what you and Peter T said about it, because I was in the middle of a band practice, but thoughtful friends let me know.

Balladeer


02 Mar 04 - 03:18 PM (#1127910)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Arnie Naiman

I just got the station last night when you played a cut by Paul Odegaard. I really enjoy the creative and inventive arrangements and beautiful quality of banjo playing and tunes on that CD. Mudcatters take note - get "Banjo Suite" for an enjoyable banjo listening experience - not your average run of the milll banjo CD.
Arnie


03 Mar 04 - 02:43 PM (#1128588)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: GUEST,Brien Pepperdine

Let us try this again.
Yes I liked Paul Odegaard's music too on the March 1 Acoustic Workshop and I thank Arnie Naiman for mentioning it and spelling out the fellow's name. Otherwise I would have had to call Paul Mills for info after driving myself crazy hunting for info on "Paulo Degard" (hey, that's they way I heard it, I think I wanted the guy to seem more exotic!).

(some day a playlist or mail-list of music heard on Acoustic Workshop would be nice...)

Anyhow, being the equal of any kindergarden pupil I can use Google and found:
http://members.rogers.com/paulodegaard/order.html

So if anyone is so inclined (like me) they can get a copy of that fine music.

Brien Pepperdine
Toronto


13 Mar 04 - 01:48 PM (#1135594)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's 'Virtual' CD Release
From: Jeri

I'm bringing this up again because I just got the CD last week. Borealis sent it out rather quickly, it went air mail, and it took two weeks to get here. I think pigeons could probably manage in at least half that time!

It was, indeed, worth the wait. As I said somewhere before, it's the most Rick-like recording he's made. It has some heavy-duty picking songs on it, 'Houston Special' and 'Step It Up and Go'. It's got Hangman's Reel, so evocative that one can almost hear the squeak of a heavily-weighted rope swaying back and forth at the end. (If one has one's stereo cranked up pretty loud, that is.) It's got songs to make you wet both your cheeks AND your pants, and...am I the only one who thinks the recording of 'Cuckoo' is an incredibly innovative linking of the old-time American version back to its British roots?

This music, as his home, is one big 'Acoustic Workshop' and I'm grateful for both...or perhaps they're one and the same. In my own mind, I'm there, and I will be, whenever I listen, and hear, and lose myself in that wonderful music. Thank you.