Okay Sportsfans, here it is, The Mandolin Café Pick Tour!
Yes, it’s real summer fun coming your way with the Mandolin Café Pick Tour. Here’s your chance to test a number of picks in the safety and convenience of your own home. These picks were collected as part of the “Picks For Pete” thread and special thanks go out to Mandodude for kicking this off. Here’s how it works:
Send me an email with your mailing address and I will compile a list of all of the pick tour participants. Once I have the list together, I will send the tour on its way to the first participant who can pick away to his or her heart’s content. Once that person has had their fill, they will be responsible for sending the picks to next participant on the list. That means that you will be responsible for the packaging and postage to send the picks along. For the purposes of the first leg of this tour we may need to limit this to the United States, but I would like to open it up to other countries, I’m just not sure how to do that yet. All I ask is that you keep the picks in order and don’t keep them for yourself – let’s spread the love!
Now you may be asking yourself, “how can I add to all this fun and merriment?”, and well you may ask. Please feel free to add picks to the tour. Please don’t add picks we already have, but if there’s one we’re missing, add it to the collection. It might be nice to see how many “regional” picks we can get. You can usually find these at your favorite music store. All you have to do is fill out the white card on the “pick-pocket” and slide it in, baby!
Now I’ve tried to think of the best way to package this so we can tell what the picks are and keep the whole mess together. What we have is individual “pick-pockets” with a label for each. It’s my hope that this will help you identify a pick if you happen to like it. I don’t know how well the packaging will hold up and you may have to replace that as we go.
Sound like fun? Heck it beats watchin’ re-runs of West Wing, don’t it? I’ve even added a few surprises for good measure, so let’s get this here tour fired up. You can send your mailing address to me at: