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    Re: Louie bluie

    That link is dead. Here is "Louie Bluie" now.
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    Re: Lefty playing upside down

    I didn't know this until a couple hours ago Eden B. of the East River String Band (she and husband John Heneghan play with Crumb a lot) posted this clip on facebook from their France "vacation." I...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I'm able to read music but I would never claim to be able to sight read, not to the extent that I could immediately play a piece written on sheet music. My familiarity with staff notation dates to...
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    Re: And now ... The Loons!

    Of course I don't mind! Please share. Luna has a unique, imaginative, intriguing approach to playing ukulele. :mandosmiley: There are three or four different rhythms in this song, not counting the...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Walk Right In," the 1962 #1 hit for The Rooftop Singers, originally recorded by Gus Cannon back in 1929, here done by a pick-up band of musical miscreants. Looks like I'd gone to the gig directly...
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    Re: Show your Mando "Gig Rig"!

    My current rig isn't too interesting. I've simplified greatly from a few years ago. These days it's just a Baggs Venue. It has five EQ knobs and a built-in tuner. The XLR output provides a cleaner,...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    This is possibly the highest profile for mandolins in a commercial ever! And it's really cool, :cool: with some nice-looking and -sounding mandolins. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    This may not be an entirely random sighting, all things considered. But a few aspects of this experience, notably the performance, were a bit unusual.

    The Martin Barre Band played at our local...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Not a G chord! :)) Kind of a D7sus, perhaps ;)

    Hey Steve! If you're not sure what to do with with that fine if somewhat worn instrument, I'll be glad to give it a whirl. :whistling:
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    Re: And now ... The Loons!

    We've entered our song "Evergreen" in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. You can see it here

    Or go here and pop Zee Loons into the search field

    It's pretty exciting to see your entry on the interweb like...
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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

    My duo Zee Loons at our gig last night. Finally got to play at one of our favorite venues, Blue Heaven. Rocky start, PA issues, but our friend sitting in on the second set sorted things out. Hope it...
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    Re: How To Avoid Losing An Expensive Pick

    I have used the same pick for 4 1/2 years. I got it from the guitjo player in Old Crow Medicine Show while passing through Nashville. (The bass player in my old band is a longtime friend and was...
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    Re: You might be a Mandolin picker .......

    You hear a song - any song, any genre, any instrumentation - and imagine how it could be improved with the addition of a mandolin. And then work out the part in your mind and fit it into what you're...
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    Re: You might be a Mandolin picker .......

    Also, if anyone anywhere anytime someone starts playing "Friend Of The Devil," you pay close attention to everything about it.

    In fact, I went to a friend's gig, and they did this near the start...
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    Re: You might be a Mandolin picker .......

    ... and if every time someone starts playing "Maggie May," you prick up your ears and wait for the coda riff to see if it gets done right. ;)
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    Merry Christmas, Everyone!

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Here's this year's version of my Acoustic Thrash Christmas Medley, as is. Got a little, uh, creative :whistling: in the middle, but I pulled it out of the fire. Thanks...
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    Re: Christmas Card for Mandolin Cafe

    Thanks for that! I've been sharing this gem for many years. It's truly wonderful. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I recorded this yesterday to commemorate the day my dear departed brother Peter would have turned 64. I send this song out to him so that his spirit may enjoy it, even though his corporeal self was...
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    Re: Christmas Card for Mandolin Cafe

    Santa wanted me to pass this along. Merry Christmas, everyone! :mandosmiley:

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    Re: My Video Christmas Card

    Very nice, relaxed, and pleasing to the ears. Well done! :mandosmiley:

    Here's what I've done along these lines,in 2014 and 2015, a bit more rambunctious. Might be time for an update. Or not. ;)
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    Re: Pete Seeger Ripping on Mandolin

    Indeed! Though this looks like it's from Pete's TV show, so they may have just been putting on a show for the camera.

    OK, kidding! :)) But oh, how I wish I'd known about his show back then. The...
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    Dang! :mad: My thought, exactly. Beat me to it! :))
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    Re: And now ... The Loons!

    Thanks! We were having a bit of silly fun. We hope that translates to the audience. Well, it did for you! ;)

    Yes, her fingerpicking is an unusual approach to playing ukulele. It's somehow a...
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    And Now ... The Loons!

    I've been playing in a duo for three years, intermittently. My partner is a lot younger than me and still has a lot of wanderlust in her sou;. But when we play together, magic happens. She is a...
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    Re: A little Star Trek Mando moment

    Perhaps you didn't know, the Star Trek - Mandolin connection goes way back:

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