markwilson’s sixty-one comments

  • Re: Tuning an acoustic Guitar in 5ths

    "New Standard Tuning, as it's called by practitioners like Robert Fripp (King Crimson) et al, is CGDAEG. All fifths except for the interval between the 2nd and 3rd strings." more…

  • Re: Copyright question

    At least in the U.S., every creative work is copyrighted upon creation. When people talk about "copyrighting" a work, what they really mean is registering the copyright with the US Registrar of Copyrights. Registration gives the creator the right to sue... more…

  • Vintage recordings link

    The Smithsonian, a large US government organization that runs fabulous museums, hosts concerts, publishes an excellent magazine and does many other things towards its purpose of promoting all things cultural, has an interesting spot on its website: http:... more…

  • Re: Fiddle teacher in Lake County, Illinois

    Liz K. is Seano's sister-in-law, and Seano teaches the whistle for me, so I can get that number! (Small world.) I'm assuming that Liz K. lives in Cook County though, rather than up by me. I'll ask Sean. more…

  • Re: Fiddle teacher in Lake County, Illinois

    Sandy, Does she teach? My wife would be thrilled! more…

  • Fiddle teacher in Lake County, Illinois

    My wife is looking for one. Any suggestions? Thanks, Mark more…

  • Re: I wrote a fiddle song…

    The only reason to register a copyright (in the US anyway) is to be able to sue for copyright infringement and get statutory damages if you win. A copyright attaches as soon as a work is created, but you can't sue to enforce the copyright until it's regi... more…

  • Re: Is there anything else like this?

    KFG--I play fingerstyle guitar and am a fan of Blind Lemmon, Blind Blake, John Hurt, Bill Broonzy, Pink Anderson and (dare I say) many other dead black guitarists from the American South who moved to Chicago or New York. Most people who sit around togeth... more…

  • Re: Is there anything else like this?

    Good question. Let me start the line-drawing: more…

  • Re: "I can do that. Give us a job!" Yosser Hughes circa 1980 🙂

    I've got tickets for Altan with Liz Carroll and John Doyle sitting in, in Chicago in April. Either group (Altan/Liz and John) would have sold out this venue on their own. I expect they're doing the combined gig because they know and respect each others'... more…