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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    True. They were a lot better with letters than parcels. I'd get pretty impatient waiting for those orders from the Eatons catalogue.
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    I wish I could tell you things are much better here in Canada, but I can't. Ordering something whether by courier or mail, whether international or within the country, is a crap shoot. Sometimes the...
  3. Re: What's the origin/lyrics of this song: All Around the Mountai

    Hi, vojtechkral.

    Starting with your lyrics above, here's how my Canadian ear interprets the lyrics as the IllMo Boys sing them. Though I've never been to Missouri, I have watched "Winter's Bone"...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    There's no question that they're a bull and bear, the symbols of the stock market. I was reacting to the comments beneath the pictures, in which the people posting, perhaps with tongue in cheek,...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Yup. To me too, but check posts #19 & 22.
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Sorry if I was being insensitive (in Post 23, to the vegans perhaps), as we don't have much banjo crime up here in Canada.

    Actually, I do get your point, JE. Some of the humour is getting close to...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    [QUOTE=Bertram Henze;1734069]Someone may come up with a similar idea for Frankfurt Stock Exchange - I always wondered why there is a
    cow and a pig...


    If you ever decide to take up farming,...
  8. Re: What's the origin/lyrics of this song: All Around the Mountai

    It sure sounds traditional, and the group's description from the Missouri Arts Council website says,"The Ill-Mo Boys are devoted fans of early country music from the 'Golden Age' of recording (ca....
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    I agree with Mike. I once intercepted a violin worth at least $10,000 dollars, lying on a store's floor as the performer played another fiddle while a toddler headed for the first. It wasn't...
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    Re: Youtube and Ookpik Waltz ownership

    That should be "snowy" owl.
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    Re: Youtube and Ookpik Waltz ownership

    By the way, "Ookpik" is, to my understanding, an Inuit word for snow owl. Stuffed Ookpiks became popular toys in Canada in the early 60's -- my little sister had one. You could try posting the tune...
  12. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Your band may be excellent, but I know, after visiting my mother in old folks homes for many years, that there is another side to the story. Mom was a very musical person, who played music, sang, led...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    WARNING: Jokes on albums wear thin quickly. It's like when a five year old tells you the same joke twenty times then wonders why you don't laugh like you did the first time.
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    Blues, Stomps, & Rags #50

    Greetings from a house that I'm visiting in the tall and lush woods on beautiful Vancouver Island.

    I've by no means run out of blues mandolin players. However, for my 50th post, I'm featuring...
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    Re: Why the connection?

    I play fiddle as well as mandolin, but did not find the switch easy, though I think switching the other direction would be harder.

    My pet peeve is everyone who sees me with a mandolin assuming I...
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    Re: Best Way to Clean and Old Mandolin

    I asked a similar question, and got these responses from the helpful folks here at the Cafe:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/146142-How-do-you-clean-your-mandolin
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Heard this one yesterday:

    Why is everyone protesting the G7 summit, couldn't we just switch to C natural?
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    Re: Espana mandolin question

    Oops! My mistake, folks. I meant to post the OP under "General Mandolin Discussions" but posted it in the same category as my previous post. I won't further complicate matters by posting the message...
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    Espana mandolin question

    I'm moving this from another thread, as I haven't received much response. (Moderators, if you wish, please remove the other or combine the threads.)

    Anyone know anything about Espana wide-neck...
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    Re: Espana mandolins

    It's not that I've wanted one for 11 years, it's just that when I searched Mandolin Cafe, the only thread I found was from 11 years ago.I didn't know before today that Espana mandolins existed.
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    Espana mandolins

    Anyone know anything about Espana wide-neck mandolins? I played one from the 1960's today and liked it; the width suited my fingers well, it seemed well-crafted, and the sound was good, with...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I play banjolin, an easy step from mandolin, and is good for really old blues and ragtime.
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Yes, they're role models to us mandolin and accordion players in Ottawa. Maybe I'll start a group called "The Gargoyles.'
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    Re: General Mandolin Discussion

    I noticed this in the Guidelines:

    "Discussions started with the specific purpose or that end up used specifically for the purpose of antagonizing or calling into question a moderator's control of...
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    Re: Donald Duck Played A Vintage Gibson F2

    Donald was a well known folk musician:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IErXg5kBXXg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IErXg5kBXXg

    If links don't work search YouTube for "Mickey Mouse &...
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