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    Re: Mandolin Café Milestones

    Well, here it is - Post #13,000! So that's 1000 posts in about exactly 5 months. Doing the math ... 200 a month ... 6-7 a day on average ... Doesn't sound like much, but it adds up. More than I...
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    Re: Help with a Dulcimer

    Wow. :disbelief: Was that supposed to be funny?
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    Re: Circa 1909 Gibson A-broken neck

    Ouch! :crying: You may be right about the hardware, but it's going to go way over that before it's done.
  4. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    I believe you didn't correctly punctuate your last sentence. The correct method would be to follow that with :whistling:. Or :confused:. Or :disbelief:. Or :grin:. Or :)). Something to make it clear...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nothing fancy here, just new. Got a tip on a gig playing background music, which would suit me just fine. Thought I'd go with a lot of what I used to do at my old Italian restaurant gig. I have no...
  6. Thread: YoYo Ma

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    Re: YoYo Ma

    Well, there is his cousin, Yo Ma Ma. But his talent lacks the zest of his name. :whistling:
  7. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    Indeed sir, it doesn't. Two sides of the same plugged nickel. I was disagreeing only with the assertion of the main impetus for the bloody thing's invention.

    There are softer-sounding banjos, ones...
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    Re: Help with a Dulcimer

    It wouldn't hurt to make sure all the hardware is tight, too. If you have a wrench thin enough, reach in and tighten the nuts holding the tuners in place. Don't overdo it.

    Dulcimers can be really...
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    Re: NMD and a little story

    Look at her, even at her young age, taking on barre chords! :mandosmiley:
  10. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I love a good rant. Thanks! :grin:



    I'll bet that's true. Though I have no way of knowing, for sure. ;) But that is one thing I'd have in common with them. :)
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    It sounds pretty real to me. There's some technology involved in the recording and production of it, but not the creation, to my ears. :mandosmiley:
  12. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    My method since forever has been to insert the end of the string through the hole in the tuning post and pull all the way through, pull the string back an inch, a little more for wound strings, and...
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    Re: Wallace Stevens

    American poet. Active 1920s-1940s. Pulitzer Prize winner in 1955. Not a mandolinist. Was a bit of a tippler. :whistling:
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    Clearwater Revival Virtual Festival

    It's happening right now. https://www.clearwaterfestival.org/ Click on the link, then the youtube button.

    Here's the schedule. Everybody get 2-3 songs. Betty and The Baby Boomers just finished....
  15. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    I beg to differ, sir. I blame the invention of hybrids on the impulse to enable musicians to vary their sounds without having to learn to actually play other instruments. So a mandolinist can seem...
  16. Thread: YoYo Ma

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    Re: YoYo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma does things like this, a couple days ago. He amazes me.
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    Re: Wallace Stevens

    I've read and re-read this, and I haven't found any connection to a mandolin. I'll wager some liqueurs may well have aided in its creation, though. :whistling:
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Huh! :disbelief: Doesn't seem so bad there, after all. I might just have to join you. :grin:
  19. Thread: Riddle

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    Re: Riddle

    Yes, I often felt something like that. Not necessarily ambiguous, but intentionally obscure. Sometimes it seemed they just liked the way words sounded, rather than what they meant. And ISB were...
  20. Thread: Riddle

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    Re: Riddle

    Perhaps he's Jim Morrison, and Oeddie didn't like what he said in "The End." :whistling:



    Right? That's what he says in this interview:

    Q: Was that actually a riddle?

    RW: It was just a...
  21. Thread: Riddle

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    Re: Riddle

    Hmmm ... If the Sphinx had asked Oedipus this, would he have solved it? :confused:
  22. Thread: YoYo Ma

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    Re: YoYo Ma

    I'm not sure if I'm inspired by him, but I am impressed with his skill, his adventurous spirit, his open-mindedness, and his humor. The 2015 documentary about his Silk Road Ensemble was an astounding...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    That would be Ms. Dusepo! :disbelief: Though it is an easy mistake to make, as she is a bit reticent about showing her face. And we don't know if "Jo" is short for Joanne, Josephine, or Jolene. (That...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Once upon a time, there was a band called Tin Can Alley. And I was in it. It was my first real band. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar. Added a bass soon enough. Eventually pedal steel and a female singer,...
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Once upon a time, there was a band called Tin Can Alley. And I was in it. It was my first real band. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar. Added a bass soon enough. Eventually pedal steel and a female singer,...
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