miguel404’s eleven comments

  • Re: Why no songs?

    Nothing like a good, controversial topic, eh? I thought I'd mention that when I was last in Sligo, they had a song session pub (I think it was O'Connell's or Connors maybe) a couple of blocks from the Furies, the famous session pub. I guess in a city li... more…

  • Re: Learning DADGAD - need help

    Great advice and great links added, even as I type! Wow. One trick you might try is to use a Shub capo. If you position it open end facing up, it's possble to "pop" it off with your thumb on a downbeat, letting it hit the floor and allowing you to get ... more…

  • Re: Learning DADGAD - need help

    Good to hear you asking the right type of questions. I agree with all the advice given above - all good. Additionally, if you can, maybe try to attend a good summer workshop that offers a good DADGAD class. I'm a big proponent of Swannanoa, and this ye... more…

  • Re: Border Collies Scandal

    Look, no offense to anyone, but I really think, as a principal to this, that I should graciously bow out. It's a no-win argument for me, and I apparently never seem to say things that don't just get picked apart. Perhaps that is the nature of discussion... more…

  • Re: Border Collies Scandal

    Ok, I’m going to reluctantly add another post here to this discussion, just to clear the air and make another point or two. It seems kind of pointless, because this thing will be decided by some US Trademark/Servicemark attorney in Washington, and I kn... more…

  • Re: Border Collies Scandal

    Ok, I think I'm going to make this my last post. It looks like most of you are choosing to ignore the true facts presented by myself and by John Cutliffe. You seem to be using this topic as a subject for your own agendas and grandstanding. Think of us ... more…

  • Re: Border Collies Scandal

    When I told her again at the Ceoltori (which by the way I felt honored to get invited to record at) She smiled and shrugged and smiled at me and said "Well, he does raise the dogs." Since then, she has stayed out of it, as she and I have remained very fr... more…

  • Re: Border Collies Scandal

    And one of the things that kicked this into a higher gear was finding out that Colm and Co. were trying to play the same festivals as us, right here in the southeastern US. His US agent is based in the southeast US. By using our name and releasing a CD ... more…

  • Re: Border Collies Scandal

    You sound very biased, Jack. more…

  • Re: Border Collies Scandal

    Let me add this. Before we started using the name BorderCollies in 1999, we were very carefull to research the name and make sure no one else was using it. My research showed that it had never even been used before. The whole issue here has to do with ... more…