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  1. Re: Discovered new method of social distancing

    Good grief, don't you think that's a bit overboard - we want social distancing, not social abandonment!
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    For Laughs:
    - Just started watching old Bullwinkle and Bugs Bunny cartoons on YouTube; (that Daffy Duck is a great actor).

    For Sanity:
    - I am happy to report that after 6 months of writers...
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    Re: Mandos on the wall

    Speaking from experience - just be careful that you maintain good humidity levels in the room . . . in just one evening, I nearly lost 4 top-notch instruments.
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Isn't it spooky? I used to be pleasantly shocked when I went to a store and came across a nice musical instrument, or a rare vinyl album . . . now I'm stunned when I see toilet paper.
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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    How about a video or a sound-clip on that Weber 2-point . . . it's a beauty!
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    I have seen family members fight over many stupid things in someone's estate, so I can only imagine fisticuffs breaking out over the leftover toilet paper in some poor dead soul's bathroom closet . ....
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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    How dare you post a picture of a Weber 2-point! Don't you know that I'm over my MAS - and now you're just rubbing it in my face.

    Now I need to go take a cold shower . . . .
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    Re: Musician quotes

    As a songwriter, I am often reminded of a quote I once heard back in the 70's (of all places) on The Muppet Show.

    Floyd the bass player offered to write a new theme song for the show, and at one...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    (laugh) This syndrome may be more of a pandemic than the actual virus . . .
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    If this quarantine thing lasts too much longer, David might be able to find a desperate mandolin player who will trade his F-5 for some of that TP stash.
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    Re: and now Bill Withers is gone

    Great vocalist - wrote some cool songs too . . . RIP.
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Years ago I threatened to write a sad bluegrass song and call it: 'Blue Grass On A Gray Day'

    It's probably best that I never finsihed it, huh?
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    Re: Live From Home

    One of only three or four cover songs that I have ever memorized . . . .

    https://youtu.be/D4XExw-1Heg
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    1. Check the internet for musical instruments that I don't need and can't afford.
    2. Write some new songs.
    3. Nap
    4. Watch DVD reruns of classic old TV shows (F-Troop, Lone Ranger, WKRP In...
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    I know of couple of very good repair guys who work out of their home - so, I anticipate no problems . . . .
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    Re: Jethro and Roy 151 Seconds of Fun

    This Roy Clark clip was very influential to my very earliest guitar playing . . . unfortunately I never came anywhere close to this skill . . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xssnp7R51A
  17. Re: Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    Good thing I didn't buy that used double-neck harp that I saw last week . . .

    I just hope that at some point Mr. Rhippemhauf (who I am told used to be a lawyer at the firm of Wee, Cheatum & Howe)...
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    Re: Jethro and Roy 151 Seconds of Fun

    Simply Amazing - Jethro made it look so effortless . . . and, somehow they got that banjo player to stay quiet!
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    Re: Live From Home

    . . . and, by UNpopular demand:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnmMQfUWB_k
  20. Re: Buying myself my first mandolin for my 30th. Need help

    I agree with Jim in post #3 about a Kentucky KM-272. This link should give you plenty of information, along with an audio/video clip:
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    Re: Looking for beginner oval Mandolin

    You might do okay with a Kentucky KM-272. Here is a link that should give you plenty of information, along with an audio/video review:
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  22. Re: 1923 Lloyd Loar Previously Owned by Joe Val For Sale

    I too had the opportunity to briefly play this mandolin, about 15 years ago; (I was too nervous and afraid to even hold it for more than about 30 seconds or so) . . . almost needless to say, it was...
  23. Thread: Guitar Center

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    Guitar Center

    I just noticed that Guitar Center is apparently running some sort of reduced pricing and special 48 month financing, for about the next week or so.

    I didn't dig around too much, but I saw some...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Q: What's a four-letter word for 'NMD Killer'?
    A; 'Wife'
  25. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    If I were still young, had talent and had a legitimately successful music career, (i.e., world tour concerts, songs in the top 30, etc.), I don't think I would hesitate to spend $10,000 on a truly...
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