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    Re: Rest in peace, John McGann

    Hard to believe he's passed away. He's the reason I picked up the Octave mandolin...RIP John McGann. Condolences to his family.
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    Re: Artist Academy of Bluegrass ? Any Feedback?

    Cool thread. I was looking for this kind of information. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
  3. Poll: Re: Register Here! ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass Giveaway

    Free! Weeeeee! Ahem...sorry, got excited.
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    Re: The Loar LM-500 Giveaway

    I'm soooo winning this! (Isn't gluttony wonderful? :redface:)
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    Re: Show your cboms!

    Newbie Octave player here :redface:

    Just received my new Mendel (yes, Joe Mendel) this a.m. I'm obviously thrilled with the sound and equally nervous to hold and play this great-sounding OM, as...
  6. Re: To tweet or not to tweet. A call to Twitterers.

    Hi Ted,

    Thanks for opening that up for discussion :grin:

    I'd go for it. Could couple that nicely with http://blip.fm and add some audio pizzaz.
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    Re: Excuses for a happy home...

    Traitor!:disbelief:

    :))
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    Re: Excuses for a happy home...

    Awesome post Phillip ; ) --(Wouldn't that make a great Superbowl ad?)

    "Honey, why did you spend $8,000 for a new mandolin?"


    Possible excuses...

    1. ...But you said for "richer or poorer."...
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    Re: Sad news to report

    Very sad news indeed. Butch, rest in peace. For the surviving members of the Baldassari family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Butch was a unique kind of mandolin virtuoso and it showed...
  10. Re: Vote for Mandolin entries for Yo Yo Ma contest

    Cello + mandolin family = cookies and milk :grin:

    Wow. Excellent submissions. Good on ya!
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    Re: Want to learn to build

    I'll be honest...just watching Don McRostie's DVD (Stew-Mac) is a daunting task:grin: Build jigs, transfer patterns and choose your tools carefully. Intimidating stuff.

    But I've started...~o) ...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's a very rushed job on a Greek Christmas and New Year's Eve Carol medley, with tunes from different parts of Greece. I also have posted a sample Greek Carol from the island of Cephalonia in my...
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    Re: Mandolins that play very well up the neck?

    Lackluster might be a pretty accurate description for the 7th fret + up sound you get from a Breedlove. I was wondering about that myself (I have a Cascade KF). Don't think it's a set up issue, I...
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    Re: Results

    Not rough at all. Sounds great considering you've only used GarageBand to record. You can tweak the settings instead of your playing and get a "smoother" sound ;)

    ...Or try thicker pick?
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    Re: Butch Baldassari update

    Happy Birthday Butch!

    Keep up the good fight. You're with us and we're with you every time we learn from your instructional materials and we play your tunes. Evergreen Christmas rocks! Thank...
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    Re: What tune/tunes are you currently playing?

    Sedi Donka:mandosmiley:, Swallowtail Jig.
  17. Thread: See ya

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    Re: See ya

    Scotti,

    When you read this in the library, think about finding what you absolutely wanted to do in high school (occupation-wise ;)), what you were absolutely passionate about. Then, carefully...
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    Re: XM / Sirus, Satellite radio

    ...speaking of....

    what's the deal with their pricing now that they've merged? I have XM in one vehicle, Sirius in the other :grin:

    Do they still "pocket" from both brotherly ventures? Or do...
  19. Thread: Thile/Meyer

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    Re: Thile/Meyer

    It's not everyone's cup of tea and it's not meant to be of course. Several tunes from that project cause a Stravinsky/Rite of Spring effect, in the sense that they're not the usual melodic marriages...
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    Re: reason for edit

    why not download Firefox or Google Chrome in both home and work;) (unless IT dept. is policing the process)
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    Re: Testing Avitar

    hmmm...can't see my avatar, and I'm getting a "file failed to upload" message...

    *never mind...: ) it was only in the "edit avatar" mode...I can see it in "live."
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    Re: Thomastik-infeld strings

    I concur. Sweet in indoor settings, pretty but silent outside.
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    Thank you all for the continued interest in...

    Thank you all for the continued interest in improving our message board and mandolincafe.com

    It will be great to see the Calendar features enabled, if you decide to do so. It'll be so much easier...
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    Nitpicking but it's "Bluegrass pur(i)st", not...

    Nitpicking but it's "Bluegrass pur(i)st", not purest. Unless you are pure, purer, purest than all the other bluegrass listeners. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
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    Awesome. Can't wait for this issue.

    Awesome. Can't wait for this issue.
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