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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    PS: Somehow, progeny no.1 found somebody who ships Firestone-Walker to Ohio. He sent 12 bottles spanning five different brews as a late Christmas gift, including four bottles of my holy Grail brew,...
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Indeed . . . so long as they keep signing my paycheck.
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Cheers, Holmes (aka Scotter)! It was lovely to catch up, see your pre-surgery (but still lovely) Buckeye, and sip a forbidden ale.
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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    Groovy.
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    Re: Calace discography project

    Wow. I thought I would easily follow suit if such a thread were begun, but it will take some real effort to do so in this format. I'll try. . . . soon. . . . I hope.
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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    Of course, dynamic variability through a sustained tremolo is a pretty common technique going back as far as tremolo has been discussed/notated. Emulating the human voice has been a commonly...
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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    It depends on what a player's sense of phrasing, what the music, seems to call for. Of course, duo-style passages will require some degree of metering to keep the bass notes synchronized.
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    Re: The bird´s feather Quill

    The free-est.
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    Re: The bird´s feather Quill

    If you're curious, here's my backup, harvested from a domesticated Bic.

    182431
  10. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    Coincidentally, it looks like the record company's parent company has uploaded the whole of the above-referenced album to YouTube, albeit not necessarily sequentially. The octave g'-g course is...
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    Re: Happy Birthday - Raffaele Calace

    I have some favorites, although my own library certainly isn't comprehensive. Perhaps a thread with its own relevant title? I'd happily contribute to such after I shed the daily office shackles.
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    Re: Happy Birthday - Raffaele Calace

    Ha! Your astrological claim to mandolin virtuosity is much more solid than my own.
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    Re: Mom's miniature parlor

    Groovy, Steve.
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    Re: Happy Birthday - Raffaele Calace

    Sorry, you missed by a day (mine was the 28th).
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    Re: Mom's miniature parlor

    The mandolin or the house at large? The mandolin is maybe 1.5 inches or so. The whole doll house is way bigger than I would endeavor to give such a thing.
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    Mom's miniature parlor

    Mom's a nut for Victorian doll houses/miniatures. At least her parlor sports appropriate mandolin (far wall, next to the pump organ). (In the interest of total transparency, the mandolin was a gift...
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    Re: "Jascha Heifetz of the mandolin"

    I'm hip to that.
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    Re: "Jascha Heifetz of the mandolin"

    "Not a professional musician," so probably nobody about whom we've here speculated:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr82s-Hh7po
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    Re: "Jascha Heifetz of the mandolin"

    Interesting. I have Simon's later recordings of Chopin solos and concerti as well as his take on the Paganini settings by Brahms and Liszt. I suppose I had no idea he was actually still alive. ...
  20. Re: All I want for [insert seasonal holiday of your choice] is .

    Credit where due: Mrs. Eugene tied the fly. I just suspended the fly from a bit of ribbon within a glass ball.
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    My 1890s toscano/bresciano by Carlo Bavassano & Figlio, Napoli. I have it strung in Nylgut for tuning to A = 430 here:

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    (Sorry for the unauthorized rotation. They all...
  22. All I want for [insert seasonal holiday of your choice] is . . .

    A competent recording of Calace's op.150 to (1) exist and (2) appear in my personal library.

    . . . and for Chad to finally finish building that Neapolitan mandolin I commissioned too long ago.
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  23. Re: Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680): Modo hypodorico

    Thanks for the added bit of scholarship. Always appreciated.
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    Re: Scarlatti music video

    A worthy figurative snapshot from their debut album of a couple years back:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSXIPMiiP7s
  25. Re: Roberto Valentini - complete mandolin sonatas recording

    Having come to fruition, the album is now among my favorites.
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