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    Re: Easter surprise

    <violates Forum posting guidelines>

    Posting a picture of oneself playing mandolin is OK. Injecting political and religious issues and opinion into the conversation is not.

    - Topics started for...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Normally, I would be THRILLED at the prospect of not having to go to work for a prolonged period of time (I am an intrinsically lazy person) - but right now I am very glad that I have an 'essential'...
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    In short - there are certain things that science can't explain.

    When an untrained 5-year old hears an intricate piece of music for the first time, and then sits down at the piano and flawlessly...
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    David: Is it just the picture, or is there an unusual shape to that bass?
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    Obviously, I can't comment on a Yamaha mandolin, but I think Yamaha instruments don't get the proper respect that they deserve among many musicians. My personal experience has been that a pretty...
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    Re: I Wish I Were An Electrician!

    This sounds like the situation some years ago when a rock and roll star traded his 1959 Les Paul for a swimming pool.
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    I thank the Good Lord that my admittedly addictive personality has never spilled over into drugs or alcohol. I have the utmost respect for people like your friend who have managed to overcome their...
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    Re: Walking In An April Rain

    Keep up the good work!
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    Re: Live From Home

    Just for fun . . . a brand new original song:

    https://youtu.be/b54i1_iNfms
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    Re: Discovered new method of social distancing

    Good grief, don't you think that's a bit overboard - we want social distancing, not social abandonment!
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    For Laughs:
    - Just started watching old Bullwinkle and Bugs Bunny cartoons on YouTube; (that Daffy Duck is a great actor).

    For Sanity:
    - I am happy to report that after 6 months of writers...
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    Re: Mandos on the wall

    Speaking from experience - just be careful that you maintain good humidity levels in the room . . . in just one evening, I nearly lost 4 top-notch instruments.
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Isn't it spooky? I used to be pleasantly shocked when I went to a store and came across a nice musical instrument, or a rare vinyl album . . . now I'm stunned when I see toilet paper.
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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    How about a video or a sound-clip on that Weber 2-point . . . it's a beauty!
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    I have seen family members fight over many stupid things in someone's estate, so I can only imagine fisticuffs breaking out over the leftover toilet paper in some poor dead soul's bathroom closet . ....
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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    How dare you post a picture of a Weber 2-point! Don't you know that I'm over my MAS - and now you're just rubbing it in my face.

    Now I need to go take a cold shower . . . .
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    Re: Musician quotes

    As a songwriter, I am often reminded of a quote I once heard back in the 70's (of all places) on The Muppet Show.

    Floyd the bass player offered to write a new theme song for the show, and at one...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    (laugh) This syndrome may be more of a pandemic than the actual virus . . .
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    If this quarantine thing lasts too much longer, David might be able to find a desperate mandolin player who will trade his F-5 for some of that TP stash.
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    Re: and now Bill Withers is gone

    Great vocalist - wrote some cool songs too . . . RIP.
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Years ago I threatened to write a sad bluegrass song and call it: 'Blue Grass On A Gray Day'

    It's probably best that I never finsihed it, huh?
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    Re: Live From Home

    One of only three or four cover songs that I have ever memorized . . . .

    https://youtu.be/D4XExw-1Heg
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    1. Check the internet for musical instruments that I don't need and can't afford.
    2. Write some new songs.
    3. Nap
    4. Watch DVD reruns of classic old TV shows (F-Troop, Lone Ranger, WKRP In...
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    I know of couple of very good repair guys who work out of their home - so, I anticipate no problems . . . .
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    Re: Jethro and Roy 151 Seconds of Fun

    This Roy Clark clip was very influential to my very earliest guitar playing . . . unfortunately I never came anywhere close to this skill . . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xssnp7R51A
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