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JimRichter
Jul-12-2005, 2:03pm
I'll do it again, just because I think it is a bit funny.

One of a series of promo pictures I took last month visiting the Old Home Place down in Rosine. If only I could get a different head (or wear my Stetson Open Road to block out some of the face). Nice mandolin though.

Jim

Gibsonman
Jul-12-2005, 6:18pm
John Dudeck better known as Gibsonman

Scotti Adams
Jul-12-2005, 7:25pm
..its nice to put a face with a name John....Folks....John is one of the nicest people I have never met...we met here on the Cafe and continue to have great conversation thru email....now..John..can I take that MM off your hands... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

bluesmandolinman
Jul-13-2005, 2:25am
If only I could get a different head (or wear my Stetson Open Road to block out some of the face). #Jim
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

You not only play cool Blues Mandolin but also have a good sence of humor. I like that !
Cheers,René

swampstomper
Jul-13-2005, 3:16am
OK, here I am with my Lebeda B5, temporarily out of the swamp.

AlanN
Jul-13-2005, 5:44am
Gibsonman, that is one honey of a mandolin. Pick it purty, now.

El Rey del Mando
Jul-13-2005, 7:21pm
John,Scotti is right.It is nice to put a face with a name.He is also right about one of the nicest guys I've met.The big thing with me is,now that I see you,I won't have to worry about that butt kicking you offered me at one time. Nice mando!(for content)Talk to you my brother,

John

El Rey del Mando
Jul-13-2005, 7:43pm
Ok,Here I am too.

JEStanek
Jul-13-2005, 8:12pm
El Rey del Mando

Looks like you have a clock for each instrument to know what time to play on 'em! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif actually I looked again... 6 clocks 5 cases Is the last clock for the Wife?

Cool house!

Jamie

Stephanie Reiser
Jul-13-2005, 8:21pm
No, I think there are 3 banjo and 4 mando cases.
Wow, what a collection! Great job!! Nice mando!

GVD
Jul-13-2005, 10:39pm
JimRichter Posted

...Nice mandolin though....

Is that one of Will Kimbles two points? If so then I couldn't agree more.

GVD

JimRichter
Jul-13-2005, 11:31pm
Yeah, it's one of Will's. Kinda weird, couple weeks later, it looks like I may be playing a different Kimble.. It'll give me a reason to reshoot some pictures, hopefully a few pounds lighter.

JEStanek
Jul-14-2005, 7:18am
Amanda has better eyes than me... I guess El Rey del Mando's wife doesn't get a clock for her time! Or maybe he needs all the clocks to remember its time to set the collection down for a spell...

Jamie

Gibsonman
Jul-14-2005, 3:32pm
All of you guys are too kind. I love you all. Thanks alot. John Dudeck.

El Rey del Mando
Jul-14-2005, 4:25pm
Well,since you all are guessing,I am hiding 2 more pre war Gibson banjos behind me in the corner.There are 2 more mandos lurking about,some guitars a dobro and a 1954 Kay blond bass.As far as clocks go,I have over 200 victorian time pieces.The whole house is a collection.And you all talk about MAS,I have so many kinds of -AS that it is pittyful.Now,if I could only turn some of this stuff into a couple more mandos and banjos,I would be happy.(maybe) Thanks to everyone for the fun times here on the cafe.

John

TeleMark
Jul-14-2005, 6:59pm
I did notice that there are a few non-mando photos in the mix, so I thought I'd add this... This is me last year at the America's Finest City half-marathon, on my way to a PR of 1:30:45. This was about 300 yards from the finish, and I was in quite a bit of discomfort...

Probably about as much discomfort as those who have to listen to me play...

Tim Saxton
Jul-14-2005, 8:43pm
Here is a shot of our band Finey Creek form the Sedro Woolley, Wa. Logger Rodeo Gospel Show on 7-3-05.

I am the horizantally challenged fellow on the left http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Tim

ira
Jul-14-2005, 10:09pm
hey "toothpick"- nice pick of what i guess is your trad. bg band. just clicked on your link and listened to the tunes on the gertrude's hearse site- really good stuff- i especially liked "hurt and worry"- beautiful tune!

Tim Saxton
Jul-15-2005, 2:26am
Thanks. That is a pic of the more traditional BlueGrass band. The Hearse has been a fun project. We have been combining country, rock, honky tonk, and bluegrass together and have come up with a unique sound.

Thanks.

Tim

Gibson A5
Jul-15-2005, 7:42am
I'm the one on the left with the two point Gibson A5 playing with my group at the time, Virginia SawGrass.
Bill

david blair
Jul-24-2005, 3:11pm
Here's a pic of an elated me picking up my new Lewis F5. Life just hasn't been the same since! It's a copy of Reischman's Loar.
David and Yogi Blair
Tahoe CA.

david blair
Jul-24-2005, 3:16pm
Sorry, here's the picture!

mandolin_cauldron24
Jul-25-2005, 9:15pm
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/xblackandwhite01/Untitled-4.jpg
This is me and my sister who's not in the picture who is playing the guitar next to me- playing what seemed like a very fast version of John Hartford's Aereoplane.
That's it.

mandopete
Jul-25-2005, 11:34pm
Okay, here's me posing as <span style='color:red'>The Bhagwan of Dick's Drive-In</span> at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival.

(Don't ask, but someone said I looked like a "target")

Jim Hilburn
Jul-26-2005, 7:54am
Sometimes you have to let Bhagwan's be Bhagwan's.

AlanN
Jul-26-2005, 8:18am
Gee, folks wearing long sleeves and pants, what a sight.

***It's 100 degrees and getting warmer down in Raleigh town today***

Scotti Adams
Jul-26-2005, 8:23am
120 degrees here today with the heat index..

twaaang
Jul-26-2005, 10:02am
Jim Hilburn, thanks for a great call, you just turned my morning around! Bhagwans, indeed. Holy cow! -- Paul

Jim Hilburn
Jul-26-2005, 10:09am
I didn't think there would ever be an opportunity to use that joke again.

twaaang
Jul-26-2005, 4:30pm
I thought better of, and removed, a "related" joke I had posted for awhile, apologies to those who may have been not-amused. #It's been a long week already.

Another bow to Jim Hilburn, since the funniest jokes in the universe are "strictly clean and decent". #-- #Paul

siliqua
Jul-28-2005, 3:16am
Any of you other guys know about Dick's Drive-In?

OdnamNool
Jul-28-2005, 3:46am
No, but where I live, we have a "Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn." #I'm not making this up! # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

GVD
Aug-02-2005, 8:51am
Me and the 46 Tcart. (Mando content - I'm wearing a Winfield mando shirt).

GVD

stevenmando
Aug-08-2005, 11:02pm
Hi this is my bowlback mandolin that I have had for 20 years ,i bought it in a shop in studio city and it has a sweet sound.

mandoman15
Aug-09-2005, 10:30am
hmmm. were they seperated at birth?? no it's not a picture of me...either of them... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif just thought i'd post an unlikely but interesting comparison! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Tim Saxton
Aug-09-2005, 10:37am
Hhahahahhaaaahhahahha

blalahahahahahhahahahahahha

lmao!!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

tim

Eugene
Aug-09-2005, 10:43am
Hi this is my bowlback mandolin that I have had for 20 years ,i bought it in a shop in studio city and it has a sweet sound.
Nice. Who's the maker, Steven?

stevenmando
Aug-09-2005, 8:03pm
I realy don,t know, the man who owned the shop made his instruments mainly violins and bases I went into the shop one day and I saw the mandolin and bought it and I have had it since but it realy is nice and realy pleasing to the eye and sounds sweet.

mandoman15
Aug-10-2005, 11:17am
heres' me with my new old washburn

mandomick
Aug-11-2005, 10:25pm
Me and my loyal bandmates "The Howlers".

mandoman15
Aug-13-2005, 5:08pm
what are you pickin there mandomick???

Jonathan James
Aug-13-2005, 9:09pm
Whatever it is, he's definitely got the attention of the dogs!

mandomick
Aug-13-2005, 11:17pm
what are you pickin there mandomick???
That's my new BRW. There're a few pics of it on pg.2 of the post a pic.....topics.

Okay,the truth. The dogs don't much care for my pickin' but they know when I don the hat and mando that we're headed out for a walk in the field. That's why I have their attention!

1860
Aug-19-2005, 3:57pm
The Kids (Johannes and Caroline), the Mandos, and Me.

Ken Berner
Aug-19-2005, 8:36pm
Hey GVD, I have a great, old (1928-'30) aviation photo for you. E-mail me at &lt;Flatiron93@msn.com&gt; and I will get it to you. Sorry, no mandolin content.

Ken Berner
Aug-21-2005, 5:48pm
Working out on my '92 Flatiron F5 Artist in a jam last year down in LA.

mandopete
Aug-22-2005, 9:55am
Are those carpet samples in the background?

jefflester
Aug-22-2005, 12:57pm
Look like upholstery samples to me.

Ken Berner
Aug-22-2005, 1:46pm
mandopete and jefflester, The samples are primarily for custom window fashions, etc. located at The Drapery Makery & Canvas Workshop, Inc. in Fairhope, AL. We have been jamming there for several years now and the core group of original members sometime perform as The Old Hat Band.

Derrick
Aug-23-2005, 11:06am
hahaha oh my god guys I'm so the youngest member on this message board http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif unfortunately I don't have a picture of me playing a mando but here's one taken during a gig in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. I was just explaining a little something about my next song as the picture was shot.http://www.geocities.com/dirc666/backupfiles/DerrickOnStage2.jpg

mandoman15
Aug-23-2005, 8:56pm
i think i'm probbalby the youngest...16!

Derrick
Aug-24-2005, 8:22am
yeah okay, i'm not that young http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

mandopete
Sep-14-2005, 11:38am
&lt;bump&gt;

Kickin' back with the MF-5 by the trailer!

Ken Berner
Sep-14-2005, 2:34pm
mandopete, Could Hemlock have anything to do with length restrictions on ladies skirts? Or, could this be some device that you manufacture? Or, are you a sort of hemline monitor for the industry? Certainly you don't sell hemlock for "medicinal" purposes!

otterly2k
Sep-14-2005, 2:38pm
Derrick-check out Dash over on page 60. I don't think you're the youngest. I'm not certain Dash is either, but one of the really nice thing about these boards is that it cuts across many other differences, including age, and everyone is equally welcome.

mad dawg
Sep-14-2005, 3:26pm
mandopete, Could Hemlock have anything to do with length restrictions on ladies skirts? Or, could this be some device that you manufacture?...
...or perhaps it is a more comfortable alternative to a chastity belt?

Keith Erickson
Sep-14-2005, 5:57pm
This was taken in Tuscon right after I bought my mando. The first tunes to grace the strings were Zep tunes.

Keith Erickson
Sep-14-2005, 5:59pm
...and when I'm not playing with my mandolin, I like to hang with the wildlife http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

mandopete
Sep-15-2005, 3:21pm
mandopete, Could Hemlock have anything to do with length restrictions on ladies skirts?
Come again?

Not sure I follow - This is a Hemlock model Coleman foldng trailer, suitable for bluegrass festivals in the Pacific Northwest (home of liquid sunshine!)

Now that name, Hemlock, may have been prophetic as I've had some real experiences with that trailer.

dixiecreek
Oct-05-2005, 2:26pm
oops

dixiecreek
Oct-05-2005, 2:28pm
playing my mando at 3:00 am in my laundry room, of course

Rob Zamites
Oct-05-2005, 3:46pm
Just pickin' out "Julia Delaney" on my almost free (traded for) Romanian short-scale 'zouk. I know, it's not a high-quality instrument, but it's great for learning on!

mandopete
Oct-06-2005, 9:31am
Beer Fueled Flatpicking

I love it!

Rob Zamites
Oct-10-2005, 10:27am
mandopete, thanks! I'm brewing up some meads at home right now, but hoping to have my* brewpub open in April/May; I'm going to try my best to get regular 'sessions' going there!

(*not really mine, per se, but I'm doing the brewery design, and will be the head brewer)

Mando4Life
Oct-13-2005, 9:19pm
me....at about 1:00 am after being up for 36+ hours at an emergency response in cincy...note the "headache medicine" on the desk....two of the best ways to unwind... #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

WBL

mad dawg
Oct-14-2005, 12:12pm
Here is young Aidan with his new sleep-deprived dad...

nigelgatherer
Oct-16-2005, 2:39pm
Well, I guess it's my turn...

http://www.nigelgatherer.com/mando/bajoni/niget.jpg

mando bandage
Oct-16-2005, 4:57pm
Nice "daddy shot" there Mad Dawg. I've got the same pose with our little guy 11 years ago. Congrats to you and your wife. "It's the beginning of a great adventure."

R

mad dawg
Oct-16-2005, 9:20pm
Thanks R, and from what I'm told, I can look forward to getting a long peaceful night's sleep in about 20 years or so. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

mad dawg
Oct-16-2005, 9:23pm
Nice action shot Nigel, and gorgeous finish on your instrument.

Markelberry
Oct-16-2005, 10:37pm
I would like to post a picture,I know how to do this but Idont understand how to make it smaller so it will fit.

nigelgatherer
Oct-17-2005, 5:03am
I would like to post a picture,I know how to do this but I dont understand how to make it smaller so it will fit.

There was probably a CD which came with your camera. On that CD there's maybe a photo programme, with which you can reduce the size of the image. My photo (above) is 200 pixels wide; if you want yours bigger, make it 400 pixels wide. Good luck!

ira
Oct-17-2005, 10:58am
hey nigel, that mando looks beautiful, can't make out the maker?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif?

nigelgatherer
Oct-17-2005, 11:38am
It's a Red Diamond built by Don MacRostie. Beautiful instrument, but alas not mine! The person who owns it, however, insists that I play it every time we meet, so I get to play it very often.

jefflester
Oct-17-2005, 5:32pm
I would like to post a picture,I know how to do this but Idont understand how to make it smaller so it will fit.
You can read Germain's help info:

Germain's Guide for posting pics (http://www.grandmainger.com/picpost/)

DryBones
Oct-20-2005, 10:52pm
Only one I have for the moment. I will repost when I get the hawaiian shirt photo! #



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a182/JBWicklund/JasonMandoMK.jpg

DryBones
Oct-20-2005, 10:54pm
I would like to post a picture,I know how to do this but Idont understand how to make it smaller so it will fit.
You can read Germain's help info:

Germain's Guide for posting pics (http://www.grandmainger.com/picpost/)
go to photobucket.com and set up a free account. then all you have to do is upload your photo file and they will resize for you. copy and paste the url of the photo from photobucket to your post here and you are done.

OdnamNool
Oct-21-2005, 5:11am
(DryBones, reflecting on the picture that he just posted...)

"Well, yes-ir-ee! That new tee-shirt looks pretty spiffy! But, why did I forget to take the dirty socks off the printer?" http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

OdnamNool
Oct-21-2005, 5:17am
And, look! He's a lefty!

Markelberry
Oct-21-2005, 5:25am
OK Im gonna try a picture now me with my band hwy41

AlanN
Oct-21-2005, 5:58am
Looks like a fine band, Mark. Man, comparing this to the photo I have of Ronnie, Monroe, Big Joe and the rest of Butchie's class way back when is cool!

Ken Sager
Oct-21-2005, 6:31am
Here's a new one of me playing my Bussman. It was taken at the Oyster Ridge Music Fest (Kemmerer, Wyoming) this past July.

http://www.randomnoise.net/images/oyster_ken.jpg

Aran
Oct-21-2005, 7:43am
Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Co. Waterford, Ireland, Last weekend in August 2005.

I think I am playing my stepdads 1949 Gibson!! Not that you can see it that well.

DryBones
Oct-21-2005, 12:06pm
(DryBones, reflecting on the picture that he just posted...)

"Well, yes-ir-ee! #That new tee-shirt looks pretty spiffy! #But, why did I forget to take the dirty socks off the printer?" # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
not socks, cloth diapers for wiping down the mando and guitars! and yes I do need to clean up a bit! LOL The T-shirt is from my son. He plays Upright Bass in the orchestra at school and went to a camp at James Madison University this past spring (Spring String Thing)#http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

OdnamNool
Oct-21-2005, 12:42pm
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Diggin' all the pix.

Nathan Sanders
Oct-21-2005, 12:46pm
OK...here's a shot of me several years ago playing an outdoor gig with my F-5G.

DryBones
Oct-21-2005, 5:23pm
And, look! #He's a lefty!
BTW, that's the infamous lefty MK with the righty nut I had replaced.

Markelberry
Oct-21-2005, 5:25pm
Looks like a fine band, Mark. Man, comparing this to the photo I have of Ronnie, Monroe, Big Joe and the rest of Butchie's class way back when is cool!
I was so much older then,Im younger than that now!

Doug Edwards
Oct-22-2005, 5:01pm
Earl Clark (pdlstl) and myself at Nash Farm in Grapevine, Texas. Our bands, Blue Valley & No Turning Back, represented the Southwest Bluegrass Club at the community Family First event today. Earl's band had about 5-10 seconds on the local news. There were about 6,000 people reported to be at the event. Earl is on the left.

BlueMountain
Oct-30-2005, 7:51pm
My wonderful '96 Ratliff R-5 in the foreground and Blue Mountain, on which I live, in the background. I'm sitting on a pile of wood I'd meant to split today, but didn't.

diamond ace
Oct-30-2005, 7:59pm
I hope this works.

diamond ace
Oct-30-2005, 8:00pm
I hope this works.

mandopete
Oct-31-2005, 12:07am
Looks like it worked!

mandopete
Oct-31-2005, 12:07am
Looks like it worked!

mad dawg
Oct-31-2005, 12:53am
LOL!

mad dawg
Oct-31-2005, 12:54am
LOL!

John Flynn
Nov-02-2005, 10:35pm
Here is a pic of my Bluegrass Mandolin class from the St. Louis Folk School performing at the St. Louis Taproom last week. I am the middle mando and the right hand mando is "Ducati08." Unfortunately, the mike is blocking the view of the best looking one of the bunch!

John Flynn
Nov-02-2005, 10:37pm
And another shot with the Bluegrass Ensemble II the same evening.

jlyhd28
Nov-06-2005, 1:10am
Here is a photo of our band and my Benson #21
www.CatchAndReleaseBluegrass.com

mandopete
Nov-07-2005, 11:32am
Nice photo, nice website and nice neckties!

AlanN
Nov-07-2005, 12:04pm
Now there's a grass band!

jlyhd28
Nov-07-2005, 8:40pm
Mandopete,
Y'all got a great site, too! Could use a necktie or two, however. We're just over the hill in Yakima (bet you recognized the Valley behind us, huh?) We ought to talk about a show over here sometime. We just had the Downtown Mountain Boys here last week in a great little 400 seat venue - the Yakima Valley Museum. We've done Darrington a while back, Toppenish, Lewis and Clark but don't venture over your way much. Stay in touch.
Best thing about our site is the web master, Doug Thomas, we believe him to be the last guy to beat Mark O'Conner in a fiddle contest. They were both 14 years old when they competed at the nationals in Idaho. He's been quadraplegic for about 12 years. Check out his link at our site. Stay tuned, and, stay in touch.
john

Jack Roberts
Nov-08-2005, 2:32pm
posted on another thread.

pchristi
Nov-10-2005, 5:39pm
OK, So here is an action shot - playing my Ratliff on the air. #Having so much fun.... it was hard to stay still. #
Prescott

SurebetVA
Nov-10-2005, 10:31pm
I've never done this before, but I will give it a try. #Me acting silly in the Christmas Spirit a month early! #I doctored the beard in my photoshop elements.

http://www.vabluegrass.com/images/ChristmasNut2lite2.gif

clarksavage
Nov-11-2005, 12:56am
Here's one of me with my favorite piece of wood in my lap

clarksavage
Nov-11-2005, 1:27am
OK, I made the file smaller :-) now it might appear!

mad dawg
Nov-11-2005, 11:07am
Here's one of me with my favorite piece of wood in my lap
Dude -- this is a family site! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

glauber
Nov-11-2005, 12:24pm
How about something non-mandolin? This is from the last gig my latest band did, before going the way most bands go...

(Dude, is that a whistle in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

mandopete
Nov-11-2005, 5:52pm
...and a cell phone on the belt, tres chic! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

That reminds me of an old music school joke:

Q: What's the definition of an optimist?
A: A trombone player with a pager!

....maybe we should change that to cowbell player.


More Cowbell, Man!

mad dawg
Nov-11-2005, 6:34pm
More Cowbell, Man!
You can watch that skit here (http://www.ojaiwan.net/audio/cowbell.wmv). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

chirorehab
Nov-11-2005, 6:57pm
Mad Dawg,

Thanks for that link!!!!

Also, 42 might be the answer but what is the question?

Eric

WireBoy
Nov-11-2005, 7:36pm
Ok, you want a Santa, i got your Santa right here. I did this for Halloween at work for our costume contest... and Lost !!!! (mando content - there is a bowlback and baliliaka on top of the piano behind the bush behind my shoulder)

WireBoy
Nov-11-2005, 7:38pm
that's my real beard, but i did paint it (and the eyebrows!)white. and i didn't need any padding for the red suit !

OdnamNool
Nov-12-2005, 5:44am
How about something non-mandolin? This is from the last gig my latest band did, before going the way most bands go...

(Dude, is that a whistle in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
Diggin' the lid, glaub. It's exactly what I would have expected from you...

Whistle in your pocket? I missed that! However, those drumsticks probably unk-chucka-lucka-lucka-UNK-chucka-lucka-lucka....
Rock!

Oh! And Santa! (gotta stay on his good side...) I like your hat too!

All in fun, http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Cary Fagan
Nov-14-2005, 10:59am
Here's me with my Holoubek at last summer's picnic jam. Not sure what that move with my foot's about. Might be trying to do a pirhouette. (Did I spell that right?)

JimRichter
Nov-15-2005, 8:22am
A fine mandolin w/ a fine player. Great photo, Cary!

Jim

glauber
Nov-15-2005, 8:30am
Diggin' the lid, glaub. It's exactly what I would have expected from you...

Whistle in your pocket? I missed that! However, those drumsticks probably unk-chucka-lucka-lucka-UNK-chucka-lucka-lucka....
Rock!
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif The hat helps a lot outdoors; it reflects some of the sound back to my ears. Good for singers too.

In my pocket i had 2 pennywhistles: an Alba (http://www.albawhistles.com/) in C and a Silkstone (http://www.silkstone-whistles.com/) in D.

I've been wearing a cell phone for so long, i forget i have it on me.

I didn't play mando in that gig because we shared the stage with a few other bands, and i wanted to keep the setup and soundcheck to a minimum.

glauber
Nov-15-2005, 8:35am
More Cowbell, Man!
You can watch that skit here (http://www.ojaiwan.net/audio/cowbell.wmv). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Thanks for the link! This is such a classic. "Really explore the studio space this time!"

mando-red
Nov-16-2005, 9:24pm
Here I am with my band Smokey Mountain Haze performing at a small town festival and playing my beloved Dearstone. Notice the "hip" raccoon tails

levin4now
Nov-17-2005, 10:43am
mando-red. nice pic. what's with the arm band/sleeve? Part of the costume, wrist protection, sweat band, or some Michael Jordan thing?

phynie
Nov-17-2005, 11:50am
mando red, you folks gotta come to chicago more often. You guys are sound great! Oh and the coon tail is awesome! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Ken Berner
Nov-17-2005, 1:25pm
phynie, That is to keep the beautiful shine on the neat Allen tailpiece!!!!

dan@kins
Nov-17-2005, 3:16pm
mando-red.

You sure are pretty!

bluesmandolinman
Nov-17-2005, 3:28pm
mando-red looks just http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

thanks for the photo http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

mando-red
Nov-17-2005, 6:32pm
Awwww ya'll are makin' me blush.........

levin4now the old white sock is indeed a sweatband. It was in the upper 90's when we did that gig. Don't want to mess up the beautiful finish on the mandolin.

mandofiddle
Nov-18-2005, 1:32pm
Alright, it's been a while. Here's a pic of me getting to pick with John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt band.

PicknBow
Nov-18-2005, 1:46pm
Here I am showing Ken Cartwright some really hot licks( I wish) at Darrington, WA last summer.

mandopete
Nov-18-2005, 2:43pm
Ken's too old to learn new tricks!

&lt;grins&gt;

Martin Jonas
Nov-19-2005, 10:35am
Here's a photo of our informal classical ensemble, The Wirral Mandoliers, taken at a concert we played last month at Knowsley Village Church, just outside Liverpool. That's me in the centre with my Ceccherini bowlback (pure coincidence that I'm in the middle, by the way). Lovely acoustics in that church!

Martin

Ken Berner
Nov-19-2005, 11:14am
Hey Mandofiddle, Neat picture! John is definitely a string wizard and did you perhaps notice his sock? Right, his socks; they NEVER match!

Plamen Ivanov
Nov-19-2005, 12:19pm
All members of your orchestra look so good-natured, Martin! Although they do not know me, could you, please, send them my regards?! And it was good to add a face to my idea about "martinjonas".

Best,
Plamen

mandopete
Nov-19-2005, 1:47pm
Anyone else note that <span style='color:blue'>Loar Picture of the Day</span> is catching up with <span style='color:blue'>Post A Picture Of Yourself</span> ?

Martin Jonas
Nov-19-2005, 3:19pm
Thanks, Plamen -- I'll pass it on. It's a fun ensemble to be in. I've only played with them for a few months, but they've been going for decades in one form or another. What I like is that it's very informal and non-hierarchical. There is no official conductor or director of music, although Tony (second from the left in the photo) as the best mandolinist does the count-ins and prepares most of the arrangements. We all have quite a bit of input, though. We're very much an amateur ensemble without academic pretensions -- just right for me.

Martin

James P
Nov-19-2005, 3:56pm
This was me last Saturday.
http://www.shredderlink.com/data/2/2jacks2.jpg
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

JohnF
Nov-19-2005, 4:33pm
James P - there's a mando in that backpack right? Seriously, where is that. Nice! Are you telemarking there?

mad dawg
Nov-19-2005, 6:53pm
All members of your orchestra look so good-natured, Martin...
Aren't all mandolinists good natured? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

James P
Nov-19-2005, 7:23pm
Umm... no. I've been known to pack a mandolin, John, but not last weekend. That was on the East side of Mt Hood here in Oregon. Telemarking always makes the snow pack seem deeper. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Loren Bailey
Nov-19-2005, 8:32pm
Man, looks like a better year on Hood this year (like some snow!!) Makes me long for my ol' home place.

Loren
Displaced Oregonian

Plamen Ivanov
Nov-20-2005, 2:23am
Aren't all mandolinists good natured? #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Of course they are!!! Just not all of them look that way! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Best,
Plamen

steve in tampa
Nov-20-2005, 5:02pm
Here is most of our band at a recent gig. My wife got cut out of the photo.

steve in tampa
Nov-20-2005, 6:08pm
Backing up Blondie Snowflake and Johnny Hendrix at the Hyatt last Friday

Darryl Wolfe
Nov-21-2005, 10:04am
Anyone else note that <span style='color:blue'>Loar Picture of the Day</span> is catching up with <span style='color:blue'>Post A Picture Of Yourself</span> ?
Thanks..mandopete. I didn't want to just throw that out on my own. There are several threads that have survived and generated some impressive numbers. A good time to thank Scott, Dan, Ted and all for their fine work.

Ashville Picker
Nov-21-2005, 10:55am
Me and my best picking buddy about a month ago (just before I upgraded to my Eastman).

Ashville Picker
Nov-21-2005, 10:57am
With the image this time.

Ashville Picker
Nov-21-2005, 11:30am
The new Eastman.

mandopete
Nov-21-2005, 11:58am
A good time to thank Scott, Dan, Ted and all for their fine work.
Seeing as how it's getting close to Thanksgiving and all, thanks to those dudes for sure!

Thanks to you too Darryl for all of those sweet Loar photo's and the great memories over on the bluegrass thread. #

I wonder just how long these topics will continue?

mandofiddle
Nov-21-2005, 1:13pm
Hey Mandofiddle, Neat picture! John is definitely a string wizard and did you perhaps notice his sock? Right, his socks; they NEVER match!
Didn't notice his socks, but his shoes (red leather with sparkles and flames) sure were out there. We picked one fiddle tune that I'd never played before, and afterwards he mentions "Yeah, Sam Bush recorded a really good solo for that." I really wasn't sure what to follow that up with http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Dave

handpicked
Nov-21-2005, 11:38pm
Finally I have an image to post....this was taken Friday night at my/our new regular weekly gig at the Pied Piper Inn/Cathouse Lounge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas...about an hour up the road...been having a blast...upstairs the Inn has 2 rooms....this time the wife and I took one of the rooms after the gig (since the kids were spending the night at Grandma's!)...free dinner and drinks, and the pleasure of being treated like a rock star for a little while (albeit a rockstar who plays for tips)...made almost $300 in tips....

It feels like I've finally connected with the right group of musicians, too...a pickup band that jelled pretty much instantly...folks at our first gig were amazed when we told them it was our first time playing together...I met the fiddle player and guitar player (Wayne...shown in the pic)...while we were tuning up...the set list we made up as we went along (easy to follow stuff...Take me Back to Tulsa, Move it on Over, My Babe, Friend of the Devil, The Weight, That's Alright Mama, Jambalaya, Midnite Special, You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, I am a Pilgrim, Wonderful Tonight...etc...) with yours truly singing and leading the 2nd set...Wayne and I did a beaut of a duet on Wonderful Tonight and the other players just fell right in (Jerry on Dobro/Harmonica; Melissa on Upright Bass; Wayne on plugged in Gibson J-200 guitar; Chris on fiddle; myself on the gift A-9 (thanks, again Charlie...I'm putting it to good use).

See the image a few posts below...finally got it to attach...

mandocaster
Nov-22-2005, 2:33am
Here I am at the Meridian in Houston with the Flying Fish Sailors. I'm the one with the Givens A, rather than the Flatiron OM (Jim Henkle)

Jim Gallaher
Nov-22-2005, 11:10am
A couple of bluegrassers "get medieval" at the local public library children's program. Jim "Will Scarlet" Gallaher on my LaPlant at left, Steve "Little John" DeVenny on fiddle and Mike "Alan a Dale" Riddel on guitar.

mad dawg
Nov-22-2005, 12:07pm
Considering the time of year this is, you guys looked a bit "elfin" at first glance.

mmukav
Nov-22-2005, 1:04pm
"Considering the time of year this is, you guys looked a bit "elfin" at first glance."


If so, wouldn't he be playing an 'Elvenwood' mando?
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

ira
Nov-22-2005, 5:19pm
great photo , and love the children's library thing. what did you play jim???

Jim Gallaher
Nov-23-2005, 9:00am
My 13th Century English ballad repertoire was admittedly weak. All I could contribute was "Greensleeves" and "Fair and Tender Ladies". The guitar player threw in some New Zealand / Aussie tunes ("Wild Colonial Boy") and the fiddle player and I handled the old-time chores to get the kids dancing.

Last year's "Old MacDonald's Farm" gig was easier to prepare.

The cool thing about playing for the kids is that one or two of them are always fascinated by the mandolin and ask how it's played, held, etc. I think it has a higher kid-friendly quotient than fiddle or guitar -- probably due to the shorter scale length vs guitar and pick vs bow for the fiddle.

BTW, we agreed to play on the condition that we wouldn't wear tights -- for the safety of all involved.

mandopete
Nov-23-2005, 1:01pm
Here's wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, even Dubbya!

Lefty&French
Nov-23-2005, 1:24pm
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
(Hi, Mandopete : CD sent today...)

glauber
Nov-23-2005, 2:28pm
[insert humorous caption here]
"Boy, they're gonna have to photoshop this one!"

handpicked
Nov-24-2005, 10:38am
try try again

Tim Saxton
Nov-24-2005, 12:35pm
"I did not have relations......."

Django Fret
Nov-24-2005, 9:32pm
Here's wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, even Dubbya!
Mandopete, do you know if this picture was taken before or after the Turkey was pardoned?

neal
Nov-25-2005, 11:14am
o ho!

sean808080
Nov-27-2005, 6:30pm
finally got someone to take a pic of me trying to pick (emphasis on trying...)


here's the ugly mug:

http://static.flickr.com/24/67618954_9093fd6a01_m.jpg

http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif


and here's my partner in pickin, michael:

http://static.flickr.com/35/67619009_e3fc1d0eb8_m.jpg


i sure can't wait for mando camp north!

sean

bluesmandolinman
Nov-30-2005, 2:14pm
here´s me 4 weeks ago at the Celtic Cottage in Berlin,Germany

check out that Bass with a cutaway http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

It´s a Framus from the 1960´s .

dasspunk
Dec-02-2005, 12:13am
Me and Orange... I enjoy making odd faces.

ira
Dec-02-2005, 10:36am
hey rene- sittin down and looking soulful- what tune were you playing?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif

mandopete
Dec-02-2005, 10:38am
Now that's what I call a scowl!

AlanN
Dec-02-2005, 10:46am
Good looking F-5, what is it?

mad dawg
Dec-02-2005, 11:28am
I agree -- Orange sure is purty. (As for the odd face... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif )

levin4now
Dec-07-2005, 8:11pm
Me and my youngest daughter (dressed up in "dress-up" clothes) playing a tune, while the grill was heating up (not too recent a picture - past summer). A Cabelas catalog on the ground and a tall Sweet Tea by the grill (out of photo). A nice evening.

ShaneJ
Dec-07-2005, 8:24pm
Cabela's catalog, Gander Mountain t-shirt, and a mando. Now, that's livin'! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Tim Saxton
Dec-07-2005, 9:33pm
Here is a pic of the Hearse playing at PW Murphy's in Anacortes, Wa. last friday night. What a hoot. Stephen broke his tub-a-tar 2000. Well really a spectator broke it. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Tim

jefflester
Dec-08-2005, 3:35am
That was then (playing "Paranoid" at a high school assembly in 1982), I'm on the right:

jefflester
Dec-08-2005, 3:36am
This is now (actually about a year ago, playing a holiday party in my living room with my friend Mike on guitar). Weber Bitterroot Custom Gold and my Mandolin Symposium 2004 T-shirt.

mandopete
Dec-08-2005, 11:04am
Nice socks!

GVD
Dec-08-2005, 6:39pm
jefflester Posted

That was then (playing "Paranoid" at a high school assembly in 1982....

I would have guessed "Bell Bottom Blues"

GVD

jefflester
Dec-08-2005, 7:44pm
jefflester Posted

That was then (playing "Paranoid" at a high school assembly in 1982....

I would have guessed "Bell Bottom Blues"
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Black velvet slacks. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif #Fashion sense courtesy of Jimmy Page, minus the embroidery and bare-chest.

Yellowmandolin
Dec-09-2005, 8:25pm
Me jammin out in the barn... So much fun, but not good clean bluegrass fun. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif # I do play in a BG band though, so don't be hatin'! #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif #http://gallery.photo.net/photo/3941788-lg.jpg

Mark Walker
Dec-09-2005, 9:27pm
Is it me, or is Yellowmandolin's image NOT showing??? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

JGWoods
Dec-09-2005, 10:47pm
It's me too- Yellowmandolin ain't showing

mad dawg
Dec-09-2005, 11:02pm
I see the pic, but it looks like the barn door is closed and it has a big red X on it.

Pete Braccio
Dec-09-2005, 11:04pm
Here's one of me playing a mando that Peter Mix from Rigel sent to the SIGGRAPH conference.

Pete

Bill Snyder
Dec-10-2005, 5:05pm
Is it me, or is Yellowmandolin's image NOT showing??? #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
No it is not you. Here is his picture.

Mark Walker
Dec-10-2005, 8:37pm
That does not look like a yellow mandolin at all! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif But he looks like he's really into it!

Yellowmandolin
Dec-11-2005, 9:48am
Thanks, Bill. #Do you know why it did not show up? #Or how you could see it?

fredfrank
Dec-11-2005, 10:13am
The first one shows up on my computer.

http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Yellowmandolin
Dec-11-2005, 11:04am
this is so weird... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

Bill Snyder
Dec-11-2005, 11:20am
I right clicked on the little red x and then clicked properties. This gave me the website where the picture is stored. I saved it to my computer then posted it to the Cafe where it is now saved on their server (I have since deleted it from my computer). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

mad dawg
Dec-11-2005, 7:04pm
Now I see both. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

mandopete
Dec-12-2005, 11:10am
...and I can see Billy and Susie and Johnny and...

Bill Snyder
Dec-12-2005, 7:39pm
mandopete, which one is you? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

mandopete
Dec-12-2005, 8:06pm
I'm the one on the right...

WireBoy
Dec-13-2005, 7:48pm
hey mandopete,
thanks for the peek at Hobo Kelley. she was the queen of afternoon kid tv in LA in the 60's.

OdnamNool
Dec-14-2005, 6:53am
Yeah, but el cap-i-tan ruled... Man![I] You all probably think I'm old! I'm not! I mean... well... I'm under 50! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif Really!

I had older siblings, and I remember all this ancient, m'pete-related-nostalgic-stuff... Same with the music... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

(edit) (I forgot to add... uh... hmmm... I wonder if Captain Kangaroo ever featured a [I]mandolin on his show?

OdnamNool
Dec-14-2005, 7:05am
Yipes! All of my (attempted) italics, etc... (above) didn't come out right at all! Fer mandolin sakes!

billkilpatrick
Dec-14-2005, 7:10am
shortly before he died, bob keeshan sold his jeep to my stepfather. #i want you'awl to know ... i HAVE sat in the captain's seat!

i also have a vague memory of him playing a stringed instrument of some sort ...

just checked - mr. greenjeans played banjo.

OdnamNool
Dec-14-2005, 7:37am
Kinda funny...strange...even sad...

But! I read that thread about (whatever it was called... heartfelt songs that make you cry?) Huh my list! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

But, pertaining to this particular portion of this rambling... (I mean... since we're talkin' about old t.v. and such...) Well... There's a song that don't laugh! Mr. Rogers did, and it has a most beautiful melody (and words) and it went something like this: (as I recall...)

"When your heart is full of (blah, blah, blah... blah,
Then your heart is full of love...

"Love is like....................?

I can hear the melody in my head, but I forget the words...

OdnamNool
Dec-14-2005, 7:57am
"When your heart feels just like overflowing..."

(that is in there somewhere...) Spoze I should try to look it up on the internet... A very beautiful song...

billkilpatrick
Dec-14-2005, 7:59am
i always liked mr. greenjeans ... such a doleful, soulful looking guy.

check out "capt. kangaroo" on the tv nostalgia sites, find out the name of the actor who played greenjeans and do a search on him. your tune is bound to come up.

ciao - bill

if you're in your 40's ... you weren't there. if you're leaning heavy on your 50's ... you were (alas - tick-tock) there.

OdnamNool
Dec-14-2005, 8:04am
Beil!

The song I'm talkin' about is a "Mr. Rogers" song.

By the way, Hiya!

skippy
Dec-14-2005, 8:43am
From Symposium #1 Me picking Fisher's Hornpipe (and shaking like a dog) with Thile. Funny thing was, as cool as playing Fisher's with Thile was, I think I got more out of a lesson with Compton... and no pictures. (My wife was right when she said bring a camera)

OdnamNool
Dec-14-2005, 9:11am
"Then Your Heart is Full of Love"

Lyrics: Josie Carey Franz
Music: Fred M. Rogers

When your heart has butterflies inside it,
Then your heart is full of love.
When your heart feels just like overflowing,
Then your heart is full of love.

Love is fragile as your tears.
Love is stronger than your fears.

When your heart can sing another's gladness,
Then your heart is full of love.
When your heart can cry another's sadness,
Then your heart is full of love.

Love is fragile as your tears.
Love is stronger than your fears.

When your heart beats for a special someone,
Then your heart is full of love.
When your heart has room for everybody,
Then your heart is full of love.

There it is... I found it. Beautiful melody.

billkilpatrick
Dec-14-2005, 10:40am
i could be sticking my neck out a little here so don't go and pin me down or anything like that but i don't think one would be too far wrong if one were to go and consider you as having somewhat of a sentimental nature ...

... where can i hear the melody?

- bill

Scotti Adams
Dec-15-2005, 10:06am
...heres one I dug up..do you recognize any of these fellers?

french guy
Dec-15-2005, 10:30am
Absolutly sure for JD Crowe in the right place .Hesitate for the others guys .Maybe Jerry Douglas in place N°2 .

mandopete
Dec-15-2005, 10:35am
(Left to Right)

John, Paul, George and Ringo - they were one of those funky English skiffle/bluegrass hybrid bands!

AlanN
Dec-15-2005, 10:37am
Bryant, then a bonehead, then Harley Allen, then Crowe

Tom C
Dec-15-2005, 10:45am
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

AlanN
Dec-15-2005, 1:59pm
And, of course, just kidding about the bonehead remark, Scotti is good people (and a fair to midlin picker) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

f5loar
Dec-15-2005, 3:24pm
Is the bonehead the Allen brother that played mandolin that died? He's holding a mandolin there.
Was Neil Allen his name?
For sure Steve Byrant and Harley Allen with Crowe cira early 1970's.

AlanN
Dec-15-2005, 3:30pm
I knew the humor would be lost &lt;g&gt;

He's actually Scotti Adams from this very board.

Scotti Adams
Dec-15-2005, 5:47pm
..geesh..thanks guys....I guess...but..hey..Ive been called worse http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif...I was about 19 then. Yes Neil Allen was the mando picker with the Allen Bros. died very young back in the 70's of pnuemonia. And..it wouldnt be the first time I was cornfused with that Jerry Douglas fellow. The pic was taken when we were recording the Across The Blueridge Mountains Lp. It sure was a treat to be looking beside me and seeing Crowe bare down on one. Boom Boom Bryant was such a huge talent too...what a bass player he is. I wonder what he is up to know. I heard he was playing with the Country band Trick Pony.

jim simpson
Dec-15-2005, 9:03pm
Okay so the 2nd attempt worked:

The following photo is over 10 years old but what fond memories. This was taken backstage at the TLA on South St. in Philadelphia. What a great gig! Bill even came out on stage and sang a gospel song with our group. For just a short while I was a Bluegrass Boy!

jim simpson
Dec-15-2005, 9:06pm
2nd try!

Scotti Adams
Dec-15-2005, 9:10pm
...very cool pic Jim..I'd hold on to that one...

jim simpson
Dec-15-2005, 9:31pm
Thanks Scotti,
My wife and son couldn't wait for Christmas so they made me open a gift (new scanner, copier, printer). I must be on a roll!

This was at a DGQ gig in NJ 10 years ago.

jim simpson
Dec-16-2005, 6:56pm
Sorry, I seem to be hogging the bandwidth. A friend took this shot of our band, "Walls of Time" when I had switched from mando to guitar while our guitarist switched to dobro.

mandopete
Dec-16-2005, 7:52pm
Matching shirts, cool!

Mark Walker
Dec-16-2005, 9:40pm
I've heard about them there gee-tars with a hubcap in the middle of 'em! #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif It doesn't look like a Scheerhorn though!

jim simpson
Dec-16-2005, 11:44pm
When I joined the group I found out that the shirt & tie thing was already established. My wife knew I didn't like wearing ties and thought I wouldn't join, I told her I wouldn't let something like that stop me as it was a good opportunity to play with some really talented folks.
The dobro is a Fairchild made by our bass player. Our guitarist also owns a Fairchild Brazilian rosewood guitar that is just killer! I hope to get him to make me one of his mandolins someday.

phiddlepicker
Dec-17-2005, 1:31pm
My hairy visage..Hi all.

f5loar
Dec-17-2005, 1:41pm
Nice blonde there. What is it?

phiddlepicker
Dec-17-2005, 10:05pm
It's a Gibson F-5L Special (81)

mmukav
Dec-21-2005, 12:20am
Here I am! With my trusty Gibson F9. This shot was taken prior to a gig at the Cleveland Natural History Museum.

glauber
Dec-21-2005, 8:27am
It's a Gibson F-5L Special (81)
Hubba hubba hubba! How did a gorgeous thing like that end up with you? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Markelberry
Dec-21-2005, 8:50am
Ive posted already,I thought this was kinda cool! Alan are you out there is that Mark to your left,Im lookin over the top of Bills Stetson

AlanN
Dec-21-2005, 9:27am
Now that brings back memories, thanks, Markelberry. Yes, Marc M. to my right in front of Big Joe, you're on my left, Ronnie M. in front. Imapickin is in there too.

levin4now
Dec-21-2005, 10:33am
I seem to remember that blond Gibson for sale somewhere - either on our classifieds or thru Elderly or something like that.

mandopete
Dec-21-2005, 11:19am
Ive posted already,I thought this was kinda cool! Alan are you out there is that Mark to your left,Im lookin over the top of Bills Stetson
Very cool, what year was that picture taken?

phiddlepicker
Dec-21-2005, 12:33pm
Guess it's a case of "opposites attract", I bought it from Gruhn Guitars. I was luckily just the first one to grab the phone when it posted.

Bobbie Dier
Dec-21-2005, 1:15pm
Hey! I remember that day! I couldn't keep my jaw from dropping open after Bill Monroe showed up(It was a total surprise). I guess that is why that guy has his mando covering my mouth in the picture. Thanks Marklebery . That was a good group of folks!!
ima

That was in Nashville in 1994.

Markelberry
Dec-21-2005, 1:38pm
Hey! I remember that day! I couldn't keep my jaw from dropping open after Bill Monroe showed up(It was a total surprise). I guess that is why that guy has his mando covering #my mouth in the picture. Thanks Marklebery . That was a good group of folks!!
ima

That was in Nashville in 1994.
Right on to that one very special time I will never forget everyone was 100% great folks!

Bobbie Dier
Dec-21-2005, 4:59pm
Markelberry,
I sent you a private message. The private maessage board is all screwed up it seems. It said thanks your message to "swampstomper?" about (whatever) will be sent. It has been doing that for a while. Also the profile thing is messed up too. Has anyone else noticed this? I hope you got my message. If not, please let me know and I'll try again.
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Markelberry
Dec-22-2005, 7:25am
I got your message just fine and I will get in touch when things develop MERRY X-MAS Mark

mandopete
Dec-26-2005, 12:43pm
Well now, Christmas 2005 is now just a memory and as I sit here amongst the empty boxes and leftover wrapping paper I think I got a couple of the best mandolin related gifts ever.

My sister-in-law got me one of those "Got Mando?" sweatshirts, so along with my Mandolin Cafe sweatshirt I should be mando-stylin' in 2006!

But the coolest gift was something my wife made for me. #She found a photo I had taken at one of my mando gatherings a few years back (seen elsewhere here on the Cafe) on the computer upstairs. #She cleaned it up a bit in Photoshop and framed it in a nice wooden frame - don't think it's Engleman Spruce or anything &lt;grins&gt;.

Well I'm gonna hang this baby right here in the home office next to my picture of Bill Monroe (and The Gibson F-5L) and always be reminded of just how lucky I am.

Merry Chrismas to all and have a great New Year

Mark Walker
Dec-26-2005, 1:31pm
MandoPete - that is WAY cool! Both the shirt and the framed collection of mandolins! Reading through this thread, all I can say is no one famous has ever been NEAR me and my Silver Angel - nor vice versa! Lucky people! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Have a great 2006!

Darren Kern
Dec-26-2005, 3:13pm
Markelberry,
I sent you a private message. The private maessage board is all screwed up it seems. It said thanks your message to "swampstomper?" about (whatever) will be sent. It has been doing that for a while. Also the profile thing is messed up too. Has anyone else noticed this? I hope you got my message. If not, please let me know and I'll try again.
imapickn http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Scott is aware of this "issue", he and I have talked about it offline. I have observed this for a while, and even though it might say your message went to the wrong person, rest assured, it will go to who you sent it to. Every single time that this has happened to me, the correct person got the private message. In other words, it is more of an inconvenience than anything. Scott, hope you don't mind me mentioning this.

Bobbie Dier
Dec-27-2005, 1:13pm
Thanks Hydrilla. That is good to know. I'll not worry about it then and send messages when I need to. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

phiddlepicker
Dec-30-2005, 9:56pm
Great Christmas pic Mandopete. It must be great to have such a supportive family.

Linda Binder
Dec-31-2005, 12:17am
-a gig at a bank today with holiday robot penguins emerging from spaceship.
--Linda

Ken Berner
Dec-31-2005, 9:57am
Beautiful face, fine mandolin, too; forget the penguins. Happy New Year, Linda!

Linda Binder
Dec-31-2005, 12:14pm
Thanks Ken! #Happy New Year to you as well. #I'm trying to forget the penguins but, further down in the tableau were polar bears in haz mat suits. #Those will be harder to forget. #It was interesting to see people looking at space penguins, etc. who would then notice my mandolin and say "What is THAT!".
--Linda

phiddlepicker
Dec-31-2005, 1:36pm
Nice picture. Just remember, mandolin music is not safe.

Bob A
Dec-31-2005, 4:48pm
Well, what IS that? A Pandini?

I wear a hazmat suit when I cut my weeds - about 2x a year. I think the neighbors don't mind too much that the place is overgrown with whatever happens to spring up - it makes their place look so much better.

I suspect my function in life is to serve as a Horrible Example. At least I'm doing something I'm good at.

DryBones
Dec-31-2005, 5:55pm
Linda,
Sounds like a bank with too much money(penguins from outer space?) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif
Great pic though, what kind of mando you playing?

neal
Dec-31-2005, 5:58pm
Linda, what happened to your Vega?

Linda Binder
Jan-01-2006, 1:43pm
Yes, that's a Pandini. #It's a beautiful mandolin. #I spend most of my playing time with it. #The Vega went to a good home with a fellow Cafe member. #That was a terrific mandolin but I needed funds for the Pandini and the Vega was easy to sell--lots of interest in those. #I still have my Vega cylinderback mandola which sounds great and a few other mandolins kicking around that fit particular musical niches. I feel very fortunate, although I daydream about someday owning a bandolim, and an Emberger, and ....etc. MAS! #You know how it is.
Happy New Year!
--Linda

levin4now
Jan-02-2006, 10:51am
Didn't get anything mando-related for Christmas until...New Year's Eve. Then my sister in law gave a few bucks in an envelope entitled Alan's Mandolin Trust Fund. So, it's official. I'm officially saving for another mandolin.

Self portrait with digital camera - a little freaky.

Lane Pryce
Jan-02-2006, 11:19am
Alan I can dig it. I saved pocket change forever in my new mandolin fund. The down side was counting it all. The silver wasn't too bad. I had a 1.5 gal of pennies which used to fill a Salvation Army bell ringer's pot. Might have been 30-40 bucks worth of change there but it was a good seasonal feel good for me seeing the expression on her face as the pot runneth over. Lp

levin4now
Jan-02-2006, 12:01pm
Lane, I actually got some more moolah over Christmas - undesignated, but there are so many funds it could go into - the "Replace my aging peeling car fund" or the "Upgrade the guitar fund" or the "Maybe I should see a dentist fund"....