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  1. Build repertoire, you say?

    So my biggest deficit is in numbers of tunes. Well, today's lunchtime walk to the 5th String Music store has helped fix that. I just got a copy of Dix Bruce's Parking Lot Pickers Songbook, with over 200 tunes. Its commonly used at the slow jams here in Berkeley so it will be especially helpful when I'm out here for work. Should keep me busy for a while.

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    Whoa, I see the version on Amazon has 225 songs! Apparently there is a new edition ...
  2. Out again

    At the slow jam at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Two lessons learned. One, smaller circles mean one calls more tunes, and apparently all I know are fiddle tunes in A. Second, I can mess up but find the tune again and carry on. Its ok. It doesn't bring the jam to a halt.

    Also just got my first video feedback from Mike Marshall. All those years doing technical exercises have paid off. Now its time to learn. More. Tunes!
  3. Cobb Brothers Today

  4. chords and lyrics to "The last melody".

    Does anyone have these? I heard this song on youtube by a Japanese bluegrass band performing in Korea. Thanks so much
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  5. Tim O'Brien Early Morning Rain

    His cover of Gordon Lightfoot's classic, from Fiddler's Green. One of the best versions not by Gordon himself in my opinion.
  6. Rory O'More

    Poem by Eliza Cook
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  7. Hang up his Harp

    Poem by Eliza Cook
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  8. New instructional focus

    Just joined Mike Marshall's School of Mandolin after the Mandolin Mashup (see below). Mike is simply the coolest cat ever and I am looking forward to seeing where some more direction (and responsibility to others than just myself) can lead!
  9. First Time Together! New CD by Taylor, Vignola, and Grisman

    One of the most tasteful recordings in my collection, judged after a single listen through. Outstanding! I really cannot pile on enough supurlatives. Its silky smooth, sonically complex, yet light and playful. OK OK that sounds like a review of a nice red wine but seriously, you go download this now and thank me later.
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  10. New artist of the week has been on the site.

    Henhouse prowlers are featured this week. Find out more about them!
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