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  1. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Sorry guys, of all the things to be outraged about in the world today this don’t make the list! :popcorn:
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - This is more or less due to a prompt by Trevor at TAMCO UK,whom,apparently has been fielding a few enquiries about my current health. As much of a gentleman & & all round nice guy that...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    You never appreciate a Waterloo until you come across a loo that has no water.
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    Re: Songs for a wedding

    A coupe of oldies I always think of for weddings are "Chains" and "Mother-in-law". :)
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    Re: Songs for a wedding

    How about " All The Good Times Are Past And Gone"
  6. Thread: Five albums

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    Re: Five albums

    Thanks for mentioning these! The early Dillards and Country Gazette albums have been getting a lot of heavy play around my house lately.
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    Trying again

    Since the September dust-up in which I was involved, I've been "lurking," as they say, and not posting on the Cafe. I must confess to some hurt feelings; whether deserved or not, up to others to...
  8. Re: Instead of counting sheep... Imagining scales?

    Being a collector of game used sports jerseys; I try to think of 1970's Red Sox uniform numbers:

    1 - Bernie Carbo
    2 - Doug Griffin
    4 - Tommy Harper
    5 - George Scott
    6 - Rico Petrocelli
    7 -...
  9. Re: Instead of counting sheep... Imagining scales?

    Amusing stuff, jaycat! I do hope the MRI results were helpful, and all is well.

    gina, I've never tried that fretboard trick, good idea. Mine was even more boring: I'd just do the scales by note...
  10. Re: Instead of counting sheep... Imagining scales?

    I think I'd get stuck after Dwight "Dewey" Evans!
  11. Re: Lefty Frizzell Box Set - Review by Ken Tucker - Fresh Air

    Yeah, it was the wrong approach to make that absolute, comparative statement. Probably what I mean is that any cover I could do personally would never measure up. What Willie did was wonderfully,...
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    Re: Dylan With Mandolin in Hand

    Cheap with instruments? Dylan over the years has had an incredible number of vintage and non - vintage accustic guitars. Some fancy, some plain ,some off the shelf and some custom built. Then there...
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    Re: To Have and Have Not

    Just fishing, Jaycat, just fishing.
    “What kind of a day will it be?”
    “Oh, about like yesterday only, better.”
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    Re: To Have and Have Not

    Jaycat! Surely you had heard the above “Slim/Steve” story before!
    What woman in a fit (passion or rage) would scream “Howard”? But, I digress.

    And, if you had not, I’ll stop calling you...
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    Re: To Have and Have Not

    Supposedly Howard Hawks and his wife called each other "Slim" and "Steve," so he had Bogie and Bacall call each other that. Now, why Mrs. Hawks called Mr. Hawks "Steve" instead of Howard is likely to...
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    Re: To Have and Have Not

    Interesting, Jaycat and I have been jousting with old Bogart movie lines for years, this subject has been discussed on and off for some time. Fun. The Mandolin that is

    “It’s heavy, what’s it made...
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    Re: Hard to Change My Mind

    I had an EBO come into the shop with these strange strings on them. They thunked like bridge cables. I’ll throw any good roundwound on, usually Ernie Ball, because they’re available. I don’t go...
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    Re: Trying to date my Mandolin

    Gee, I was just going to say take it a bottle of wine!
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    Re: Ibanez Two - Point on GC

    Look at post 12, maybe you can get a deal from Jaycat!?
    NFI, just saying he’s got one, maybe there’s a deal there.
  20. Thread: First Song?

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    Re: First Song?

    Stewart's voice shared a lot of qualities with Gram Parsons. There's also Doc Watson's version, where he channels Burl Ives...
  21. Thread: First Song?

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    Re: First Song?

    Jaycat, the Fibich tribute is my all-time favorite!! Haven't seen that in years. I've always loved the notation that "If there is a 3rd clarinet, some violins may go home."
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    Re: Ultimate Bluegrass All Star lineup

    Well, he can sing in your jam buddy!

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    Excellent choices! When does the jam start? I’ll make coffee!
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    Re: How do you clean strings after playing?

    I use Ivory Snow (99 44/100ths% pure).
  24. Re: Column: When Great Musicianship Isn't Enough

    The thing about working bands is (from my limited perspective) that,
    A-The only thing the audience sees it the end product of,
    B-Countless hours of everything that farmerjones and Olaf laid out....
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    Re: Need help with some lyrics

    Get an awful hat before you start that one!
    My banjo player eats a lot of beans so I do not pass the equator when I’m within ten feet!!!
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