Friday, December 23, 2011

12-23-2011: My Social Networking Sites

     These are the Social Networking sites I maintain and log into only every two or three months, so there is no point in my having "friends".  I maintain the 1,000+ page "Folk Library Index", , and that is all I have time for.  Note, I respond to E-Mail sent to "" ONLY.  Any attempt to contact me via this Blog or any of the following will be ignored.

      My Highland Park (IL) High School 50th Reunion page which has
      information not found on my site or any other site listed here:
      And one more, which exists, but is not currently accessible.
      I have no clue how to make this page "public":

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12-07-2011: How to pronounce my Web site's URL and site name

     My microphone now works, so I can finally record the word I invented in 1995, "folklib", as a contraction of "Folk Library Index", (  Please go to the following for the Official pronunciation of my Web site's URL, and it's short site name, "FolkLib Index":

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

11-08-2011: List of Paintings by Marco Sassone

     Since 1995 my site has included details about recording and performing musical artists only.  Until now, I have had no information about physical artists, painters, sculptors, etc.  However, because of the special interest my late mother, who lived in California, had in his work by saving so much information about him, I have just created an alphabetical list of named paintings by the Italian born, 1967-2005 California based painter, Marco Massimo Sassone.  He has since moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The artist's Web site, , lists all of his Serigraph prints in 1975-1998 date order, but not in title order, and some, but not all, of his other original artwork.  Extensive searching on the Web came up empty for the prior existence of such an inclusive list, which initially includes over 300 titles.  My page has a link to every painting with a separate page on his site, as well as scans of many Sassone items saved by my mother.  I hope others who are interested in his artwork will find something of value on my new page,

FolkLib Index - List of Paintings by Marco Sassone

Monday, October 3, 2011


     People sure like to waste their time.  I've been retired 9 years, just turned three score & ten, and I'm still getting LinkedIn job offers.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


     I was off-line from last Thursday morning, 09-01-2011, until this afternoon, and I'm going back off-line tomorrow noon through Saturday.  Being off-line frequently for several days in a row is going to be my new "normal" for the foreseeable future.  So don't expect frequent postings here or even daily updates to my site like I have been doing for the past 15 years.
     Had a great time at Fox Jazz Fest,  , in Jefferson Park in Menasha last Saturday and Sunday despite the intermittent rain.  The best treat was unexpected from the short set by grade schoolers who attended the Fox Valley Consortium String Camp taught by cellist Matt Turner,,Mt  .  Each student on violin and cello played a short (15 seconds to a minute) solo.  Outstanding was a 12 or 13 year old violinist, Alicia Mose, from Kaukauna.  She has played with the Fox Valley Symphony, and also plays mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer.  Expect a great deal from this young lady in the future.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What's New: 08-30-2011

     Thanks to the newly acquired access to a 16 year run of Autoharp Quarterly Magazine, , I will be adding quite a number of recording and performing Autoharp players to my site.  I have had lists of solo guitar and harp players worldwide on separate pages, and lists of harp, guitar, piano, organ and concertina players for just Wisconsin, but I've never had a list of every Autoharp player on my site in one place before.  I do now ... ... "Autoharp Players listed in the Folk Library Index".

Monday, August 29, 2011

     In the 327 days since 10-06-2010 (per ), when I installed Google Analytics ( ), my "What's New?" page, , has only been visited a total of 113 times, less than once every three days.  I have created over 50 new pages in that same time period.  Over half of them have never been visited by anyone in the world, except me.  As people who might be interested in what I create don't even know I have a What's New page, maybe they might be more likely to read about my new pages on this Blog.  So occasionally, I will post a little information here about newly available Folk, Bluegrass and Blues Music, Wisconsin Music and other music related resources you may not know about.

Link Correction

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Profanity not allowed here

     On 5-21-2007 I created a Blog to post the concerts I go to with links to information I have about the artists and groups who performed.  However, I was told that any page entitled "Blog" MUST be interactive, so I renamed it to .  I did so because, like Facebook, Twitter and all other Social Media, many people who post on a Blog have no self control about the decency of what they write.  Any post made here by anyone which is not G-Rated and is inappropriate to be read aloud by the teacher  in a 3rd grade classroom will not be tolerated here.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Initial Post

     Website Grader,, suggests every site should have a Blog, I'm not sure why, but here it is.  I spend all my on-line time editing and adding information to my 15 year old Web site, The Folk Library Index,  I don't post regularly to any Social Networking site, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn where I have accounts. Frequently I'm completely off-line, so daily posts here won't happen.  I really don't have anything to say daily that anyone would be interested in, so there may be long periods between posts.  If you post something here, E-Mail a copy to, which I read whenever I am on-line.  I probably will not log in here frequently to post or read other's posts.   I have never posted anything to anyone else's Blog.