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  1. Re: SongwritingCircle.com podcast: Episode 1 published!

    I am always excited to talk songwriting and to hear others share their ideas. Nice introductory show - keep it coming.
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    Re: Video: well, this is embarrassing...

    Don't think that you are alone . . . after owning 200-300 instruments over the years, I often forget that I had something-or-another until I see a picture, or somebody reminds me of it. The...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Concentrate on getting better fast and then come back and visit us . . . in the meantime, there will be lots of prayers coming your way.
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    Re: I built 2 F5s and a custom 3 point

    I am an absolute sucker for 3-points . . . thanks for sharing!
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    Re: New Mandolin Day

    I love my KM-272 - welcome to the Kentucky club. Enjoy!
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Ummmmmmmmm . . . . I guess 'interesting' is a good adjective; but not enough to lay out $7,000.

    Anybody played one?
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I went to see James Taylor back in the early 1980's and Leland was playing in his band; At one point during the show Taylor introduced Leland and said; 'I have know Leland for 20 years and still have...
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    Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...

    I was recently voted into the 'International Mandolin Hall Of Shame' - so I can't offer any advice on learning to play . . . but I can at least chime in to say: 'Welcome - you have come to a good and...
  9. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    As a teenager (I didn't start my attempts at playing until I was 16) my obsession with music was most beneficial to me in that it kept me away from the drinking and drugs that my friends were...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I wish people would stop posting pictures of Weber's . . . it makes it very hard to say that I am over my MAS . . . . .
  11. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    Do you look like the 'real' Grandpa Jones, or the 'stage' one?

    My old radio boss used to promote lots of country music shows back in the 50's and 60's; (that is how he was once offered the job as...
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    Re: Who?

    THAT'S a great line . . . and so true too!
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    Re: Who?

    Wow, ain't that the truth! Playing in bands for many years I never sang a single note because I was just not a good singer; (and more than a few people told me so, in no uncertain terms), Then...
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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Every time I pick up a new instrument, my playing of old instruments improves, to some extent or another; (kind of like musical cross-training),

    I have found that as long as you are playing some...
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    Who?

    I was recently reminiscing abut a local cable television show that I did in Hartford, CT, about 25 years ago. At one point, the co-hostess of the show said that I sounded like a cross between James...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    I am with him on this. After my first album came out in the summer of 1994, I put together a small trio to play my initial gigs with. They quickly grew tired of my songs and bailed out after just 4...
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    Re: Temporary Video

    As Homer & Jethro would say: 'Thank you for your pity'

    Your kind words are most appreciated . . . .
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    Re: A day spent in my home studio...

    The more time in the studio, the better. Enjoy!
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    My first Style 20 had a hairline crack, but it was easily repairable - my second Style 20 was flawless . . . so I guess I got lucky. I never asked Bill Bolick about whether or not his developed the...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Back in my very early days of playing mandolin I wrote a couple of songs that were meant to preformed as just mandolin and vocal, and I had the opportunity to do them live at a couple of local radio...
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    If I still had my 1929 Style 20, I would put in a bid just for the case . . .
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    Re: Foggy Mountain Wedding

    I can't say I have ever seen anything like it before . . .
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    I too am not particularly impressed by speed - I would much rather hear uniqueness of style, nice tone and/or clarity if notes, any day of the week. Most of all, I want to hear playing that...
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    Re: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    Keep up the good work Mark . . .
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nicely done . . . keep up the good work.
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