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  1. Re: No Clifftop, play tunes anyway.... Grey Owl/Chinquapin Huntin

    Thanks, Todd. Glad you liked it!
    Pete
  2. Re: No Clifftop, play tunes anyway.... Grey Owl/Chinquapin Huntin

    Thanks, Charley! Oh to be at Clifftop now July is here!
    Pete
  3. No Clifftop, play tunes anyway.... Grey Owl/Chinquapin Hunting

    I finally have both my daughters home, however briefly. We would have gone to Clifftop, but the pandemic nixed that plan. We played tunes anyway!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0y5GnVdWfk

    (A...
  4. Re: My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process expla

    Glad you caught it too, Bertram! After the coronavirus emerged, this tune became quite a hit on the Session (trad Irish music site on the web). The sad irony is that Brendan McGlinchy, who wrote the...
  5. Re: My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process expla

    Thanks, Mike. It’s a fun way of staying connected in these strange times.
    Pete
  6. Re: My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process expla

    Thanks, Tim...Iíll check it out.
    Pete
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    First one was a pawn shop bowl back with cracks that finally fell apart. But I was bitten by the bug.

    Next up was another cheapo no-name that got me through several years of learning by playing...
  8. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Well, Hank, we all learned it by ear, mainly going off a recorded version by Cleek Schrey and Stephanie Coleman which can be found on Spotify, if you go there.

    Thereís a version thatís somewhat...
  9. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Thanks, Charley! Miss seeing you at festivals!
    Pete
  10. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Thanks, Hank...glad you enjoyed it. It's a little trickier to play on the mando as it lends itself to being played on a cross A tuned fiddle, but have at it!

    Pete
  11. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Thanks...they benefited from festivals every summer, jams and concerts other times and general immersion from an early age. I'm not complaining though...I've had my share of limelight and musical...
  12. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Thanks, Drew! How do you like your Northfield Flat Top Octave? I have a friend who has a lefty one..he loves it! I love my arch top too....I played a James Jones Octave for decades, and now hardly...
  13. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Thanks, man! Iím getting into the swing of them a bit now, and learning a few extra tricks with iMovie and YouTube too. Lining up the clips in the editor is tricky, but when I get them synched it...
  14. Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mando

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pET3iv7F2kY&feature=youtu.be

    My family is getting into distance playing. Hereís another split screen video, this time with both my daughters, and me providing...
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    Re: Brilliancy Played On Mandolin

    Nice job!
    Pete
  16. Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    I was at that show at the Prism Coffeehouse too, though I got there late as I was hosting my radio show on WTJU before the concert. Right before they played Lady Be Good, they talked about hearing me...
  17. Re: Couple more tunes on my Northfield Octave Mando

    Thanks, Red! I shoulda said the tune name Hiccup Truck was what my elder daughter Leah called pickup trucks when she was learning to talk as a toddler. She was one of the fiddlers in the Two Family...
  18. Re: Couple more tunes on my Northfield Octave Mando

    Hey thanks, Steve! Hereís a couple more band versions of the tune:
    Two family band version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEBpTtgk6pY
    Mando Mafia version...
  19. Re: My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process expla

    Thanks, John. I checked it out and it looks quite interesting. I see their latest tune to learn is Julia Delaney...Mando Mafia recorded that tune on one of our cassettes(remember them??), Take Two,...
  20. Re: My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process expla

    Thanks, Mike! I’ll have to look into that on the next one we do.

    Pete
  21. Re: My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process expla

    Thanks, John.
    I’m not familiar with the SAW group...care to enlighten me?
    My home internet is pretty slow also...my ISP only seems to be interested in extracting a monthly fee, not providing good...
  22. Re: My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process expla

    Thanks, A-board! Funny, I wasnít aware of the Warren Zevon tune till I put this up on YouTube!
    Pete
  23. My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process explained

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0jE3l3xsOY&feature=youtu.be

    I did this video with my daughter, Leah. She recorded her part in Vermont, mine was recorded in Virginia. The tune is Splendid...
  24. Re: Couple more tunes on my Northfield Octave Mando

    Thanks, Chris..glad you enjoyed them.
    Pete
  25. Couple more tunes on my Northfield Octave Mando

    Hey yíall,
    I put a couple more tunes up on youtube yesterday...one is an original, Hiccup Truck, which has been in the Mando Mafia repertoire for many years, and the name of which is now my YouTube...
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