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Introducing Salut! Live Readymades: wonders from the archive

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Must be New Guitar effect. My wife Joelle bought me a Yamaha for our anniversary (45th for heaven's sake) and I am newly enthused about music. My friend Joan Dawson warned me to expect sore fingertips for a few weeks before they hardened again and she was right.

In Joelle's honour, I am learning her favourite song, Imagine, not one I would have thought of singing had it been around when I was running folk clubs in the North East. I've also been seeing how much I remember of the Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Ralph McTell and Tom Paxton songs I once knew, not to mention the traditional ballads.

But if this site has readers, they would know I have in the past few days been posting, at Twitter and Facebook, old Salut! Live posts featuring YouTube clips of songs and artist I included in an old Song of the Day series, later updated. Find most of them at http://www.salutlive.com/song-of-the-day/

I have decided the simplest way of doing this is to give the new project a generic title. Salut! Live Readymades seems to fit the bill so I will also get round to inserting that as a category into all that has appeared here as a Song of the Day.

What I have not quite worked out is whether additions to the category should also fall under the Readymades handle. Logic suggests not; simplicity may differ. We'll see when i get round to that part of the exercise.

Any value that Salut! Live may have lies in the wealth of the archive. Skip up and down the sidebar columns and you find links to articles that were worth reading when published and still are. Well, that's my story so I shall stick to it.

Whether you just dip into Readymades or make a more detailed exploration of the site, I hope you find something to please you.

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