Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Folkies come into their own with folk music.




Folkies come into their own with folk music.

Now is the time for song writers to come into their own. I was returning home from Powell last night (Tuesday 3rd March) from a very good night at The Expresso Yourself Music Cafe open stage and I thought about Billy Brags "Come Back Woody Guthrie" and thought of how socially conscious song writers come into their own in such times as these. Any of you song writers out there who come up with any and post them on My Space etc let me know and I will put them in here.

Good web sites for musicians and song writers.


http://www.8notes.com/ is a good place to get all types of music information. Scroll down to Folk and look around.






Another plug for my favorite web based radio station http://www.pandora.com/ you choose what you want to listen to by creating your own stations.
https://www.finalemusic.com/ The place for song writers. A free music writing software that will help all musicians.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Another excellent free recording software.


If you have some web sites you use let me have them so we can share.

A laugh for us all in bad times

What do you say to a banjo player in a three-piece suit?
"Will the defendant please rise?"

What did the guitarist do when his teacher told him to turn his amplifier on?
He caressed it softly and told it that he loved it.

How many bass players does it take to change a light bulb?
None. They let the keyboard player do it with his left hand.
Don't bother. Just leave it out--no one will notice.
One, but the guitarist has to show him first.
Six: one to change it, and the other five to fight off the lead guitarists who are hogging the light.

What's a accordion good for?
Learning how to fold a map.

Why do bagpipe players walk while they play?
To get away from the noise.

What's the difference between an Appalachian dulcimer and a hammered dulcimer?
A hammered dulcimer burns hotter; an Appalachian dulcimer burns longer.

Keep hitting, plucking, scraping or blowing it makes the world sound better.

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