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    Re: collecting and playing mandolins ?

    As touched on by DG in post #5 - there are many occasions where there is a distinct line between 'collecting' instruments and 'playing' them.

    In short - although such instruments may...
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    Re: Poor Man's Homer and Jethro

    I didn't know they did that song - I remember having a 78 of it by Hank Williams' buddy; Big Bill Lister . . . .
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    Re: Poor Man's Homer and Jethro

    Homer and Jethro make a brief joke about Lonzo and Oscar on their live 'At The Convention' album.

    I have been collecting records for 45 years; I don't have too much trouble coming across the...
  4. Re: SongwritingCircle.com Podcast - Episode 4 uploaded

    I can't remember who said it, but there was an old quote that I have always loved:

    'The advancement of art is simple - funding it is not.'
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    Re: This Repurposing Thing Has Gone Too Far

    Everybody I know wishes that I would 're-purpose' all of my instruments, instead of having to hear me play them . . . .
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    Many years ago I used to host monthly Songwriter's Workshops at my old recording studio, where we would just play songs and swap ideas; (no songwriting 'lessons', just songs and experiences) . . ....
  7. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    I'm still debating with myself as to whether or not I like the fish bass - but, I suppose that if I saw it hanging in the pawn shop for $100, I'd buy it . . . .
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    Re: Happened to you?

    During the recording of some string segments for the Electric Light Orchestra's 'Eldorado' album, some members of the hired British orchestra stopped in mid-performance and put away their...
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    Re: Happened to you?

    I recorded several cuts for one of my albums in the basement of my house - just before the end of one track, the water pump kicked on . . . luckily the whirling sound of the pump was in the same key...
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    Same here - my cat runs out of the room as soon as I pull a case out of the closet . . . but then again, so does everyone else in the house,
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    Re: Bill Monroe's Actual Pick and Phone Number

    I have a co-worker who used to work for a large music management company in Los Angeles . . . his cellphone is loaded with rock star phone numbers, but we haven't been able to hack it yet . . .
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    Re: Happened to you?

    Of course, the quirkiest thing that ever happened to me was the one and only time in my life that I played a song all the way through without screwing up . . . and, of course, that time I didn't have...
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    Re: Ovation MM68AX5

    Beautiful piece. I had an ovation in my early days of playing . . . never had a complaint.
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    Re: Happened to you?

    First - beautiful tone on that piece . . . keep up the good work.

    Many years ago I was in the middle of a home session, and between takes I heard strange Russian music coming through weakly in my...
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    I often miss the days when you simply hit the one/off switch, and changed the channel by hand . . . and the only time there was a 'reset' was when the TV died, and you had to buy a new one.
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    I love football, but over the years the Super Bowl has become more of an entertainment event than a football game. Even though I am a Chiefs fan, I think I would rather eat an iguana than sit...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Well - that's one way to get a steady gig . . . .
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Ahhh, Sierra Hull - for some reason, it completely eluded me. Funny, but when I did a Google search for pictures of Sierra to draw a comparison, there was #2865 in the top mix of photos.

    Still...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Forgive my ignorance, but who is the woman in post #2865?
  20. 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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