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  1. Re: What’s the oddest mandolin related gift you’ve been given?

    That's not odd, that's wonderful! A kind, generous, and beautiful gift. :mandosmiley:

    Well, there are three mandolins, so in that sense, it is odd ... :whistling:
  2. Thread: O Sole Mio

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    Re: O Sole Mio

    Agreed. It's the singer's one moment in the spotlight out of the whole show, and the camera stays on Mr. Sneer's face. Pretty darned rude.

    Reminds me of this song by Cowboy Junkies. Jeff Bird is...
  3. Thread: O Sole Mio

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    Re: O Sole Mio

    Hmmm. I believe you meant Il Volo. Let's see if this works. It's supposed to ...


    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=225441448654523

    Wonder why that didn't work? :confused: Well, Scott got it,...
  4. Thread: O Sole Mio

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    Re: O Sole Mio

    And I thought I was a killjoy. Hoo boy! :))
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    Re: Lost or Stolen: Stolen Gibson F4

    Whoa! :disbelief: Nice bit of sleuthing, there. So, has he had another 1913 F-4 stolen, or is he trying to recover that one, stolen some years ago? I'm trying to figure out when he was with the...
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    Re: Lost or Stolen: Stolen Gibson F4

    I know, I wonder too. It's not an uncommon name, but still ... Then again, the famous fellow with that name isn't known for playing mandolin, but who knows? And while he is at least technically...
  7. Thread: O Sole Mio

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    Re: O Sole Mio

    That may be so. This ain't, though. Overwrought singing, overdriven camerawork, and not a mandolin in sight. This gets a little old "meh" from little old me. I know, I know - I'm a killjoy, IMO, and...
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    Re: Use of Tremolo on Electric Mandolin

    On electric, tremolo is more of an effect, a coloring, a variation of expressiveness, than a means of producing a longer-lasting note.

    It also seems like more of an affectation. And since it's...
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    Re: Lost or Stolen: Stolen Gibson F4

    Well, it's not likely to come to my attention, being all the way at the end of the road in a far corner of the country. Also, though he gives his address, he doesn't say where it was when it was...
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    Re: Lost or Stolen: Stolen Gibson F4

    I'm not sure what the protocol is in these situations - or if there is one - but it seems a shame there's been so little response. Though, to be fair, there isn't a great deal that can be done when...
  11. Re: Article: David Grisman's Music From the Movie Capone Released

    Ah, if only Dawg had known about Al Capone's interest in music, which led him to learn to play mandola, as well as tenor guitar and tenor banjo, and even write a song for and about his mother. He...
  12. Re: What’s the oddest mandolin related gift you’ve been given?

    I think it might actually be a lunchbox. Notice the sticker/decal with a pick shape and the words "Rock Star?" That's kid stuff. IMO, natch. ;)

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  13. Re: Jerry Garcia, Days Between, Watkins Glen, And Stuff

    I see where the crowd size estimate of 600,000 may have been low, considerably low, and there may have been a million or more people there. I'm thinking now discretion was the better part of valor...
  14. Re: Jerry Garcia, Days Between, Watkins Glen, And Stuff

    Right? This is far from forgotten. Just because there was no official film made of it, as at Woodstock or Monterey, it lives on in the minds of many, even those who didn't go. Interesting to see no...
  15. Re: Jerry Garcia, Days Between, Watkins Glen, And Stuff

    I've listened to bits and pieces totalling less than an hour. The Dead's main set sounded pretty good. I've been trying to figure out why the soundcheck keeps getting called "legendary." Good "Bird...
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    Re: Surprising mando songs?

    Hadn't thought about personal contributions to this madness ... I'd have to include my Hendrix medley - "Purple Haze" & "Foxey Lady." They both start from the same 4253 Em7 chord, so they're a...
  17. Jerry Garcia, Days Between, Watkins Glen, And Stuff

    People have been posting on facebook about the recent anniversary of Watkins Glen, 7/28/73 - 48th anniversary, a bit random - including one mind-blowing post from which I learned the entire event is...
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    Re: Surprising mando songs?

    Along with the long thread Ed mentioned - and there are plenty of other threads in the Rock section, some a bit more surprising than others (David Gilmour? :disbelief: ), so a spin through there...
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    Re: Lost or Stolen: Stolen Gibson F4

    Horrible news. Been through this, though with not as fine an instrument, but I sympathize.

    Pictures, possible location and time of theft, circumstances, any more info you can post would help.
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  20. Thread: Blue Bayou

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    Re: Blue Bayou

    I used to play this pretty often at my Italian restaurant gig. Solo mandolin, all instrumental, mostly Italian tunes ... but this was the bartender's favorite song, so I worked it up for her. Lots of...
  21. Re: Looking for thoughts and opinions about a bowel back mandolin

    I think that, as long as the top is flush with the bowel back, it'll be OK. Watch out for it in case it starts to sink, though. And remember to wipe it down after every use.

    OK, now that I've got...
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    Re: Don Williams

    Well, now! That is just the best story I've seen around here in a while! :))
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    Re: Nice Looking F4 at Music Folk

    Thanks! I'm getting more comfortable with her, being careful not to do any damage but not so timid as to leave the notes within rather than bring them out. I've been practicing up my Italian mandolin...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The word "This" in Sue's post is the link. ;)
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It sure looks like it's been through ... something. I was thinking it could have undergone some internal combustion caused by a short or something, like when someone installed that pickup. ;) But...
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