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    Re: Is this string about dead?

    As Ed and Jim noted - and the OP implied when he mentioned the strings are EFT76 - it's a mandola. But that still doesn't explain why the A string is wound. :confused: Well, mostly wound. It's coming...
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    The Hollies - Look Through Any Window

    I am in the middle of an interweb game of tag - for ten days in a row, post an album that influenced you, and each day nominate someone to do the same - and I posted today about the effect "Needles...
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    Re: For John Prine

    Damn. News just in, John Prine has passed. :( They sent him an angel from Montgomery, carried him to Paradise. Damn.

    The Angel Band is getting to be a bit too good. :(
  4. Re: Torrafied is actually an ancient Jewish process

    Torah-fying is a crucial step toward producing a fine, divine scroll. :cool:
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    Re: For John Prine

    Yes, that's the text from the link I posted - that's Fiona Whelan Prine speaking. Thanks for doing that.

    But she also posted this cartoon, well worth seeing:

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    Here's the direct link...
  6. Re: First Video of The Mandolin Store new location

    Hey! It's nice to see a store with lots of mandolins and just a few guitars, rather than the other way around - like it usually is. ;) But how did a banjo sneak in there? :confused: :disbelief:...
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    Re: For John Prine

    I'm one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon; all y'all are two as a result. :cool:

    For years I was two degrees, as I know the bass player in The Bacon Brothers. Then when they played at the...
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    Re: For John Prine

    Here's a facebook post from Fiona, about 11 PM last night (4/2/20):

    https://www.facebook.com/FionaWhelanPrine/photos/a.1317219664993821/2931122090270229/?type=3&theater

    And the video of Kevin...
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    Re: And now ... The Loons!

    Indeed. :grin: It's quite clear we're a couple of loons. :whistling:
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Maybe someday ... Right now, no. Out of work, soon to be out of my place, living on savings and social security and the occasional busking venture or pick-up gig ... nah. $10,000 is better spent as...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I've been using all this down time to do some recording and video shooting. My duo, The Loons, have been augmenting our collection on youtube. We also worked up entries for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest....
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    Re: And now ... The Loons!

    Here are this year's entries for the Tiny Desk Contest. The first is her song with The Loons, the second is my entry, with her help.
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    I've been busy catching up on a number of inside projects I'd been putting off for a long time, mostly because I'd rather do just about anything else. But now I've got fewer excuses, so I'm finally...
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    Re: Eric Weissberg

    I had the honor of doing a gig with Eric Weissberg once. Back in 1991, my jug band played the Winnipeg Folk Festival. We had the great fortune to open the Friday night concert. Also playing that...
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    Re: Who?

    That's pretty much how it is for me. About the only thing people say about my singing is to please stop. :crying:

    If I'm being coy, I might say, as Leo Kottke described his voice in the liner...
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    Re: Country and Blues

    Something that works for you is the novelty of blues mandolin - hardly anyone has heard it, so you can impress people pretty easily. That'll get you noticed, get your foot in the door, But of course...
  17. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    Sounds like a good time. I'd come by some Sunday, but I expect it'd be a looong drive. ;) And I work Sundays. :( That IS one thing I miss about the Northeast - lots of musical get-togethers. There...
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    Re: Losing My Religion

    Very nice rendition. Here it is in easy-to-see form. :mandosmiley:



    I assume that's you in the corner? ;)
  19. Re: Flop Eared Mule -- by Stephen Foster (?!?!?!)

    News to me, too. The version I learned it from is by The Holy Modal Rounders, from their classic double album. (Classic? Yep, you bet. Released before The Beatles' first LP. :disbelief: ) I'll bet...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Got a bunch. Tend to favor late teens plain A pumpkin models

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    Atop Mt. Cadillac with Molly and Clemintine

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    Busking in front of the local grocery store
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    Welcome to the Mandolin Café, and the wild, wacky, winsome world of the mandolin! :mandosmiley: Is it safe to assume this was a gift from your string-playing boyfriend? Perhaps he sensed something in...
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    Re: World Premiere! (Sort Of)

    Here's another, perhaps our biggest hit. In a manner of speaking. ;)



    That's Dave and Lou on the singing, me on the, ah, humorous bits.

    This is one song that truly changed my life. And for...
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    Re: World Premiere! (Sort Of)

    Yes, they are! That was worked up by Lou, the guitar player. One of our main influences was R. Crumb and the Cheap Suit Serenaders, and that influence may have manifested itself graphically as well...
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from a couple of masters
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    World Premiere! (Sort Of)

    Uploading an old audio-video of an old band, I clicked on the option to schedule a premiere, just to see what that was. Now I can't seem to undo it. So at 3:15 ET it's going to magically appear, I...
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