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    Re: BLACK Mandolin Cafe hats! Woohoo!

    and, a closed back for the Milwaukee winter that is already here !!!! ordered mine ....
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I have s slew of pedals to try to make those psych sounds. Is there a wrong way to play it? why do I want one?
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    pretty much how I dance to everything ..... the moment just demands it....
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    Re: Jeff Austin Health Fund

    Saw him and band up close at BlueOx in WI a little over a week ago. So much joy at his shows ... so sad. Thoughts to his family and the guys in the band .. Julian Davis (guitar) was with him for...
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    Re: Sierra Hull at the Freight and Salvage 3/29/19

    saw her at the Old Town School in Chicago a short while back and wow, what a big league show THAT was ... she is on my "see whenever i can" list ...
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    Re: Got my new Eastman Mando yesterday!

    love my 505, have fun with your new Eastman !!!
  7. Thread: Don't be nervous

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    Re: Don't be nervous

    I have been to a few low end "sessions" but attended my first BG jam yesterday. I've been to this jam once before but didn't get my mandolin out, it being the first time there, and it was a fairly...
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    Re: When or why to upgrade

    I agree with all of your points. I've been to Elderly and played a bunch of high end models, but realized the Eastman is a pretty good instrument and I'm content (as of now) with it. I'm well...
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    Re: When or why to upgrade

    Boy, if I was to get a really nice mandolin, then I'd be expected to PLAY really nicely. When I see a person with a nice model, I expect (rightly or not) some fireworks. I gots no fireworks. There...
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    I have played late at night while trashed... does that count? (not recommended....)
  11. Thread: Del Band....

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    Del Band....

    I'm sure many, many members have seen the Del McCoury Band over the years, as have I, but I saw them from a stage-side table at the Old Town School in Chicago on Sunday and my goodness, was that...
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    Re: What on earth are you doing?

    I found that when I wear tights (ala Anderson), I make faces too ....
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    Re: Billy Strings and Don Julin

    Billy and his current band are an absolute ton of fun, but I wish I would have seen him with Don .....
  14. Re: really cool Sierra Hull at Westminister Hall, electric mando

    she gets a much better tone from her MandoStrat than I do .... go figure...
  15. Thread: Who has just one?

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    Re: Who has just one?

    well, one acoustic and one electric ... they ARE pretty different
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    Re: Mandolin on the Oscars

    I have a subscription to Rolling Stone that was a 'bonus' for buying concert tickets. I've kept the subscription going, primarily to have some idea of what is happening in the greater "pop" music...
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    Re: Cheering during live performance

    I challenge anyone to have as much fun as I do at shows that warrant "full engagement" (Phish, Greensky, a recent Stringdusters show), but besides a whoop and holler hear and there, please please...
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    Re: Mandolin on the Oscars

    I also noticed St. Vincent but did not recognize the others. At least you could hear Chris, St Vincent was inaudible to me. Sufjan Stevens somehow go by me in my musical world, but on a whim, I did...
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    Re: Column: Making a Living as a Musician

    Coming to the mandolin relatively late in life, making a living in music doesn't apply to me, but I can't imagine a long music career that results in no retirement savings ...

    I find it...
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    Re: Geneseo String Band

    Those avatars are so deceiving ...
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    Re: Geneseo String Band

    I graduated from Geneseo in '81, and while not 'in tune' with the mandolin at the time, also don't recall this group. I do recall the "Moss Back Mule Band" playing bluegrass at the now defunct...
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    Re: SPAM Event Professionals Summit

    So many "ouch" puns in this thread, may you endure fire and rain .....
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    Re: Pickin' . . . on November 3rd

    they are doing a gig here in MKE soon ... dang, I didn't get a ticket yet
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    Re: Interesting case candy, Thile Rookie Card?

    I wonder if he still has his own card !!!!!
  25. Thread: Thile / Mehldau

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    Re: Thile / Mehldau

    My first time there too, and I wore my best jeans for the occasion !!! I got quite a few looks in the lot when I pulled up on a Harley ... I was heartened that there was one other cycle in the...
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