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    Re: Reading suggestions

    Butch Robins' "What I know bout what I know" gives a whole different look at working as a sideman for Bill Monroe.
    Just finished "The Life I have Picked" by John McEuen. Couldn't hardly put that...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    Just looked at the USDA Plant Data Base which lists the "official" common names. It shows Douglas-fir. In the USDA Plant Guide it says a tribe along the California coast used the sap of spring...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    Mike I am with you. Read the link and am a little suspicious about the hyphenating on the common names. Maybe it is a thing with our good brothers and sisters in Canada but here I have never seen...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    These days you have to be careful. Classification , which used to be based the visible characteristics of floral parts, is now based on microscopic DNA. In the SW we used to have a group of common...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    I have worked with plants in the Southwest for, well, lets just say a long time. Wrote a nontechnical, hopefully humorous, field guide to grassland plants. I like the advice an old friend gave me...
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    Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Hey Folks, As the original poster of this thread just wanted to say thanks to everyone who replied. I would have gotten back sooner but have been busy watching some fine documentaries about subjects...
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    Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    While waiting for "Without Getting Killed or Caught", the documentary about Guy and Susanna Clark and Townes Van Zant to come out, just wondering what you all have seen and would recommend? We...
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    Re: Advise on a Webcam

    Thanks Bob, I will check out that site.
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    Advise on a Webcam

    Did some solo live broadcast for a few months an really enjoyed that. Now thinking of getting together with a friend and doing some duo broadcasts. Any suggestions for a webcam that will pick up two...
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    Re: A Man and His Mando Broadcast

    Just wanted to say thanks to anyone who tuned in and sorry about the technical issues. We should have them figured out this time around.
    6 -6:30 Arizona (Pacific ) time.
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    Re: Some new backing tracks

    Just want to say thanks for all your effort. Just what I need for knocking off some of this Corona rust.
    Jim
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    A Man and His Mando Broadcast

    If anyone is bored tonight at around 6 PM Arizona time (Pacific) you might tune in to https://www.facebook.com/PucklesPlace/. I have been doing a half hour live broadcast every Thursday night...
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    Re: What Do You Think About This Unique 1 Pc. Back?

    [I]"Kind of looks like a topographical photo of someplace in the desert southwest."[

    Way too much green there for that. Especially this time of year.
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    Re: Mandolin Crossword Puzzle

    Scott, Sent this onto my daughter who is a big crossword fan. She really like it and says thanks.
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    Paradise Radio This weekend on Sirius XM

    The Outlaw Country station on Sirius XM radio will be doing a John Prine tribute all this weekend. They are calling it Paradise Radio.
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    Re: A idea does does not NOT need to e revived

    Can a moderator please change the title to "An idea that does NOT need to be revived"
    Sorry, Thanks, Jim
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    An idea that does not NOT need to be revived

    Especially since my guitar player in a duo was a no show and I subjected the crowd to 2 hours of solo mando work.
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    Re: Play better when alone

    Some of the best adviser I got was from a fiddle playing friend who said " We are musicians, not surgeons. When we make mistakes, no one dies".
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    Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    I have been working with plants for about 4 decades here is Southeastern Az. Here are a couple of tips for those that get inspired by this thread to go plant some trees. The old saying is that the...
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    Re: Charlie Monroe's Mandolin players

    Allen, Thanks for the book tip. I just ordered it and look forward to learning more about Curly. I wonder if "Smilin Bill" might have also been a partially sarcastic reference to his brothers stage...
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    Re: Charlie Monroe's Mandolin players

    Hadn't noticed this thread before. For the last 30 years or so my playing partner and mentor has been Rocky Harper who played an toured with Charlie in the Baltimore days. I just called Rocky to...
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    Re: Old Wave Mandoins & Bill Bussmann

    Bill, How come when you are quiet everyone gets concerned? Go Packers.
    Jim
  23. Thread: Sonny Osborne

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    Re: Sonny Osborne

    I believe that was one of the most honest columns I have ever read. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Looks to me like he is just having fun. Sometimes, these days, it seems like technical prowess comes at the expense of enjoyment. My hat is off to him.
  25. Re: Tony Williamson's 2019 IBMA vintage instruments session

    Great seeing and hearing Tom Gray. Thanks for posting.
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