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Magnus Geijer
Aug-02-2009, 9:26pm
How about some mandolin-related motivational posters? I've seeen these on just about all the boards I frequent except for this one, and they're something of a guilty pleasure of mine. Plenty of free software out there for quick ways of making them, too.

I'll start it off.

/Magnus

thesubliminalman
Aug-02-2009, 9:40pm
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8886/motivator5295c1eebec245.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/motivator5295c1eebec245.jpg/)

OKMike
Aug-02-2009, 9:43pm
Magnus,

Those are awesome looking mando's, who is the builder?

Mike

HddnKat
Aug-02-2009, 10:12pm
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8886/motivator5295c1eebec245.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/motivator5295c1eebec245.jpg/)

I can sure relate to this one - although in my case it's 26 strings.

John Flynn
Aug-02-2009, 10:37pm
I love those posters!!! So what software do you guys use to to make them?

thesubliminalman
Aug-02-2009, 10:42pm
software schmoftware, I just googled up "motivational poster maker"

MikeEdgerton
Aug-02-2009, 10:48pm
We don't need no stinking special software....

thesubliminalman
Aug-02-2009, 10:50pm
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5708/motivator6c9d9f34319ce7.th.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/motivator6c9d9f34319ce7.jpg/)

Bill Snyder
Aug-02-2009, 11:00pm
Magnus,

Those are awesome looking mando's, who is the builder?

Mike

He is.

MikeEdgerton
Aug-02-2009, 11:01pm
There is way too much fun in this

MikeEdgerton
Aug-02-2009, 11:11pm
Sleep.... I need sleep......

grandcanyonminstrel
Aug-03-2009, 12:03am
I saw Michael Hedges play half a set of incredible solo guitar with his legs crossed behind the back of his head like that in a yoga pose.

j.
www.condino.com

Russ Partain
Aug-03-2009, 12:48am
Mike, Monroe did have one in his band, early on. I believe it was played by Sally Ann Forrester, the wife of the fiddle player Howdy Forrester. Go back and listen to the original recording of The Rocky Road Blues. You know the one that had the beat that Bill Haley used on Rock Around the Clock. You will definetly find the Accordian. As for me, I am no big fan of it. It just don't fit the traditional mold of Lester, Earl, Bill, Chubby and Cedric Rainwater. That is what I like, Althought I am not the Bluegrass Police. I like what I like. FOR ME, the accordian at no part of nothing, except Polka and Tex Mex. YOMV. I appreciate the players talent, but I like the traditional stuff. It just aint for me!

mandomania7923
Aug-03-2009, 1:33am
Does this count as motivation? :grin:

grassrootphilosopher
Aug-03-2009, 3:17am
There is way too much fun in this

But Monroe had one in the band as we all know. He probably was unable to find another player like Wylene when she left with Howdy and went back to Texas (?).

swampstomper
Aug-03-2009, 3:27am
But Monroe had one in the band as we all know. He probably was unable to find another player like Wylene when she left with Howdy and went back to Texas (?).

No, I think it was more than Monroe wanted a girl singer during the war years, and/or was doing a favour for Howdy when he got drafted. Keep an eye on his wife and bring some money in. According to "Can't you hear me calling?" Monroe was quite protective of women married to his band members. He fished in other waters... Body and Soul!

Sorry, I have no motivational posters.

grassrootphilosopher
Aug-03-2009, 5:19am
No, I think it was more than Monroe wanted a girl singer during the war years, and/or was doing a favour for Howdy when he got drafted. Keep an eye on his wife and bring some money in. According to "Can't you hear me calling?" Monroe was quite protective of women married to his band members. He fished in other waters... Body and Soul!

Sorry, I have no motivational posters.

I know, I know and youīre right. I just wanted to rub Mike Edgerton a little bit. I also wanted to make fun of the paradigma that women canīt sing/play bluegrass.

Oh, and I donīt have any posterīs either.

man dough nollij
Aug-03-2009, 5:38am
http://bighugelabs.com/output/motivatord2928a9aa3f3bbcc2e6eac49ee9b312ae846776f. jpg

Ted Eschliman
Aug-03-2009, 5:44am
This is just way too much fun!
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs133.snc1/5700_112139759590_599874590_2125467_7930782_n.jpg

http://bighugelabs.com/motivator.php

Ted Eschliman
Aug-03-2009, 6:07am
I just can't stop!

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs153.snc1/5700_112145289590_599874590_2125564_6466341_n.jpg

MikeEdgerton
Aug-03-2009, 7:47am
Hmmm, did Bill have one of these in his band? Listen closely to his early recordings.

MikeEdgerton
Aug-03-2009, 7:56am
One for Spruce

JeffD
Aug-03-2009, 8:01am
FOR ME, the accordian at no part of nothing, except Polka and Tex Mex. !

I suspect that my taste is affected by the dearth of great or even good accordion players to which I have been exposed.

I sometimes wonder, if Monroe had kept the accordion on, would it have become so standard that we would now see a BG band as incomplete without one? Would the model of accordion in the band become iconic, and so sought after as to raise accordion prices into the hundred of thousands of dollars?


I was recently surprized to see how popular and cool accordion is among a group of Mexican youngsters I recently met. They were standing around playing "air accordion"!

MikeEdgerton
Aug-03-2009, 8:08am
I've been exposed to some great bagpipe players.

Skip Kelley
Aug-03-2009, 9:23am
These posters are great!! Keep them coming!:grin:

Baron Collins-Hill
Aug-03-2009, 10:08am
I sometimes wonder, if Monroe had kept the accordion on, would it have become so standard that we would now see a BG band as incomplete without one? Would the model of accordion in the band become iconic, and so sought after as to raise accordion prices into the hundred of thousands of dollars

AccordionCafe

MikeEdgerton
Aug-03-2009, 10:10am
Truth in advertising.

hank
Aug-03-2009, 11:42am
You inspired me to give this a try. I picked out a couple photo's I've taken here in beautiful N/W Arkansas and added words from Thich Nhat Hanh on the first and Kahlil Gibran on the second with Corel Photo Paint.

MikeEdgerton
Aug-03-2009, 12:11pm
Hmmmm.....

man dough nollij
Aug-03-2009, 12:17pm
And never spank a porcupine!

John Flynn
Aug-03-2009, 12:21pm
Also, never try to teach a pig to sing. It won't work and it irritates the pig!

AlanN
Aug-03-2009, 12:24pm
Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handy

John Flynn
Aug-03-2009, 12:43pm
Here's one I've always wanted to do:

MikeEdgerton
Aug-03-2009, 1:01pm
That's great.

Russ Partain
Aug-03-2009, 5:35pm
[QUOTE]I sometimes wonder, if Monroe had kept the accordion on, would it have become so standard that we would now see a BG band as incomplete without one? Would the model of accordion in the band become iconic, and so sought after as to raise accordion prices into the hundred of thousands of dollars?
[QUOTE]

Never in a million years!

Russ Partain
Aug-03-2009, 5:36pm
I sometimes wonder, if Monroe had kept the accordion on, would it have become so standard that we would now see a BG band as incomplete without one? Would the model of accordion in the band become iconic, and so sought after as to raise accordion prices into the hundred of thousands of dollars?


Jeff D
Never in a million years!

MikeEdgerton
Aug-03-2009, 6:52pm
As happens from time to time one of our members has been insulted by one of my posts. Let me apologize in public for his benefit and say I won't be contributing to this thread any more. It is an excellent idea though so carry on and if I can say it simply, don't take yourselves too seriously, you'll live longer.

mrmando
Aug-03-2009, 8:07pm
here's one

thesubliminalman
Aug-03-2009, 8:07pm
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3854/fanzo.th.jpg (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/fanzo.jpg/)

PhilGE
Aug-03-2009, 8:30pm
Practice...

mrmando
Aug-03-2009, 8:37pm
And one more...

John Flynn
Aug-03-2009, 9:06pm
Another try, with apologies to Mr. W, but I've always gotten a laugh out of this picture:

Magnus Geijer
Aug-03-2009, 9:07pm
Was listening to this on the way to work today, and the poster just presented itself.

/Magnus

John Flynn
Aug-03-2009, 9:16pm
Continuing with that theme...FYI, no banjo players were harmed in the making of this poster!

KanMando
Aug-03-2009, 9:47pm
I've been exposed to some great bagpipe players.

Did he lift his kilt?

Bob

man dough nollij
Aug-03-2009, 9:57pm
No mandolin content here, except that when Chuck Norris plays the mandolin, he IS a banjo killer.

man dough nollij
Aug-03-2009, 10:07pm
..

CES
Aug-03-2009, 10:14pm
As happens from time to time one of our members has been insulted by one of my posts. .

So, that guy in the banjo photo's checking out the 8 stringers, eh?

Good fun, guys/gals, keep 'em coming!

~:>

Jill McAuley
Aug-03-2009, 10:53pm
Lee, those last two are AWESOME!!

Cheers,
Jill

Steve-o
Aug-04-2009, 10:50am
Lee,
We're getting worried about your mental health down at the bottom of the planet. Do you need an intervention?

man dough nollij
Aug-04-2009, 11:57am
Lee,
We're getting worried about your mental health down at the bottom of the planet. Do you need an intervention?


Sure-- come and get me! (Bring a salad, too.)

jim simpson
Aug-04-2009, 9:43pm
They wanted him to go to rehab but he said no, no, no!

Ted Eschliman
Aug-05-2009, 5:54am
Pardon the non-mando diversion; I'm having way too much fun with this program. This is one of my 11 year-old that will resonate with any parents:

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs133.snc1/5700_112795244590_599874590_2134897_2535466_n.jpg

Doug Edwards
Aug-05-2009, 8:21am
There must be bluegrass in Heaven...

D C Blood
Aug-05-2009, 9:30am
I said ..."play duelin' banjos!!!"



continuing with that theme...fyi, no banjo players were harmed in the making of this poster!

rgray
Aug-05-2009, 10:23pm
Here's one.

rgray
Aug-06-2009, 4:19pm
Someone suggested a better caption than the one above.

thesubliminalman
Aug-06-2009, 7:33pm
I didn't make this but I thought it was fitting.
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7109/poster71439763.jpg

JeffD
Aug-13-2009, 7:55pm
I thought I would try my hand at this.

joec
Aug-28-2009, 12:52pm
Ok,

Ben Milne
Sep-02-2009, 5:02am
had a crack.... just got back from the National Music Muster (Gympie)
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk106/enginearing/poster8010323.jpg

Magnus Geijer
Sep-02-2009, 10:44pm
Oh. So you mean the hole needs to go down to 18 mm from the bottom of the board, not 18 mm into the board. Well.

/Magnus

Jim MacDaniel
Sep-02-2009, 11:09pm
...

man dough nollij
Sep-02-2009, 11:26pm
Good ones, Jim. I had never seen a Giacomel with a burst before. To me, it looks MUCH better than the blonde version.

Jim MacDaniel
Sep-02-2009, 11:40pm
I agree, they look incredible in red burst. (Here (http://www.vintageinstruments.com/museum/2giacomelsfulpage.html) is a link to more pics of that pair -- and mandolin and dola.)

Ben Milne
Sep-03-2009, 6:36am
got someone in mind for the lefty, magnus?

Magnus Geijer
Sep-04-2009, 8:52pm
It's actually the inside of a righty. The issue, as it were, is in the center of the board... A hole straight through.

It's also a bit of fakery, as I put it there on purpose to prevent myself from chickening out on a new sound hole I want to try. The picture was just meant to be part of the general documentation, but when I saw it it just screamed "MISTAKE!" to me.

Now you have me thinking about adding a lefty to the current batch. Oh dear.

/Magnus

Ben Milne
Sep-06-2009, 11:37pm
cool... when i first posted i thought it was a back in progress... made me wonder if anybody had carved first, thinked later and started to carve the wrong side...:( some kind of accidental lefty i guess?

Magnus Geijer
Oct-02-2009, 11:55pm
Can't help myself...

/Magnus

JEStanek
Oct-03-2009, 7:34am
Magnus, you could probably sell prints... if the luthiers could afford em. ;) That's a good morning chuckle.

Jamie

Django Fret
Oct-03-2009, 7:15pm
Here is my first attempt...

JEStanek
Oct-04-2009, 4:59pm
That's the Carolina Chocolate Drops (http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/). They are awesome. Not bluegrass but highly recommended. They're probably the best known touring African American Stringbands keeping the tradition of that music alive. No mandolin, great guitar, banjo, fiddle and jug work though.

Jamie

Avi Ziv
Oct-14-2009, 8:21pm
That's the Carolina Chocolate Drops (http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/). They are awesome. Not bluegrass but highly recommended. They're probably the best known touring African American Stringbands keeping the tradition of that music alive. No mandolin, great guitar, banjo, fiddle and jug work though.

Jamie

Phenomenal stringband!!

Avi