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    I encourage you all to contribute to this list. Here's the first entry.

    Better to spray mandolin polish on ones' face than makeup setting spray on ones' mandolin. Luckily, I found out the way that could be washed off my face.
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    It's better to play the mandolin badly than to play the banjo well?

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    It's better to play the mandolin badly than to play the banjo well?
    Call me "Off Topic," but I've actually been to the banjo well.

    Tiz better to add to the banjo well, than to draw from it.

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    OK, I'll bite. What is "makeup setting spray?"
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    "practice" than "suck"
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    practice, add an entry here (oh wait, I just did...)

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    It's better to play a bit more slowly than to play half fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    It's better to play the mandolin badly than to play the banjo well?
    Like that one!

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    Better to get p'ed off than to get p'ed on.

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    Making a short story long...
    Back when people used quill pens, it was common practice to sprinkle a powder on the drying ink to speed drying and to act as a fixative. Artists who work in pastels, charcoal, and other "smudgeable" media use spray fixatives to make their art more smudge resistant.

    Makeup needs to be "set" in similar fashion to keep it from coming off or smudging. There are powders and sprays. I use a spray.
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    It is better to play mandolin with mediocrity than not play at all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin View Post
    "practice" than "suck"
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    "It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin View Post
    "practice" than "suck"
    Unfortunately I do both. Maybe I should check in for a lesson next time I'm in Seattle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    It's better to play the mandolin badly than to play the banjo well?
    And I'm looking to pick up the banjo. Maybe it fits my personality better than the mandolin, who knows.

    Anyhow...

    Better to have fun with what you're playing than to worry about what you're playing.

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    better to read fun stuff at the Mandolin cafe than to sip coffee at Starbucks....

    oh, right, if I had a tablet, I could do both !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm View Post
    better to read fun stuff at the Mandolin cafe than to sip coffee at Starbucks....

    oh, right, if I had a tablet, I could do both !!!!
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    Better to try than to wish. (Take that break!)
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    Better to TUNE IT than DIE.

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    Better to burn out than to fade away..? I am sure that applies to mandolins somehow.
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    Darn it MaggieMae, ya stole my Neil Young!
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    "Have Loved and Lost"-"Stick a Hot Poker in Your Eye"- "But Not Much"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeCee_C View Post
    . . . Makeup needs to be "set" in similar fashion to keep it from coming off or smudging. There are powders and sprays. I use a spray.
    Many thanks for the beauty tip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    It's better to play the mandolin badly than to play the banjo well?
    David -

    This isn't your first go at banjo-bashing. There must be a story in there somewhere. I, for one, would like to hear it.
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    Well at least you told the truth about it.

    Better to mix up your make up than to make up your mix up.
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