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    Re: Back in action

    File size may be an issue for people loading those files in a low bandwidth area, so it can be a matter of time, not space.
    WAV is common, but mp3 is more common. For instance, when I load an mp3,...
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    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    I can't be there for that all the time. Sometimes, I have to attend a session and actually play (and afterwards instantly fall asleep). :grin:
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    Re: Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    Funny what youthful pictures they chose for the website.
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    They also sell stuff called "Pick Honey", which I prefer - less creamy, more sticky.
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    Re: Unusual mandola

    weird proportions - reminds me of a Sumo wrestler seen from behind.
  6. Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    "specially designed for myself" - modesty wasn't invented yet at the time, apparently...
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    Sounds a bit like Marvin ;)

    Thinking of nothing at all is difficult for me, too, and I am trying to concentrate on getting more fun out of the same tunes as well. OTOH, sources of distraction are...
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    Re: Temperance..... Jig!?!?

    Yes, but Tommy Peoples is no longer with us. You'll have to pick up the baton. :cool:
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    Re: Temperance..... Jig!?!?

    Well done, Gunnar, and compliant with tradition - there are existing pairs of reels and jigs that work this way, e.g. Leitrim Fancy and Round the World for Sport.
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    Re: I can’t believe it!

    whose birthday? :confused::grin:
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    The Irish seem to be masters of it. Here's Jon Kenny:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1u3eRDUYbM
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    he has a point, and I'll have to remember that logic for occasional application. :cool:
  13. Re: A word of encouragement (but maybe not)

    I'm game. Woodshedding and watching videos of others playing is in-cave musicianship. But going out and really playing with others and in front of audiences is the real music whose shadow you did...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    If I ever did that, milking bulls would be the least of my problems, just as long as I have a banjo by my side :cool:
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Someone may come up with a similar idea for Frankfurt Stock Exchange - I always wondered why there is a
    cow and a pig...
    https://statues.vanderkrogt.net/Foto/dehs/dehs161.jpg
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    Re: Youtube and Ookpik Waltz ownership

    I had this two or three times with traditional Irish tunes nobody can claim anything on. I followed the procedure provided by YouTube to controvert the claims and they were withdrawn in considerably...
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    Re: Off to Scotland

    When you go to Skye, bear in mind that the increasing traffic there has put the many single track roads under pressure. When there is more cars at a time than fit into one passing place, from both...
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    I often get asked what the difference is between my OM and some other player's bouzouki. I have two answers to choose from:

    - my OM ends where the bouzouki has its capo.
    - his is longer.
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    It happens. The Irish flute player Ciaran Carson recommended practising while lying on your back, partly to find the correct embochure position more easily, partly to prepare for dizziness.
    I wonder...
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    :)):crying:
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Murder ballad?
    I mean - a banjo player has a girlfriend in a banjo joke?
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Tuna and onions here, please.
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Can't compete with little girls. Just keeping going, playing stoically (for more that 30 seconds ;)) is the best you can do :cool:
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Reminds me of an occasion when we played in a home for coma patients. 50 intubated, inert bodies in wheelchairs, breathing like Darth Vader, and I had the direct and alarming feeling that they all...
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    It's quite clear: "Oh, you brought your new - wait, I'll get it right this time - ukulele!"
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