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    Love this guy!



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    Absolutely wondeful!
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    That was entertaining! Chris and Noam must be a real trip on the road.

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    Are we allowed to "not" like this?
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    Are we allowed to "not" like this?
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    Default Re: Chris Thile: Too Many Notes!!

    "Too many notes" said emperor Joseph II of Austria in 1781. After hearing Mozart's first German opera "Entführung aus dem Serail" the emperor was impressed. The opera only contained too many notes, he said. Mozart should remove some then it would be perfect.

    Chris, please don't remove any note!

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    That was pretty funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f5joe View Post
    Are we allowed to "not" like this?
    Sure.
    Indulge responsibly!

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    We all need a song on the mandolin...whether there are too many notes or not. It's all good. I loved this video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by f5joe View Post
    Are we allowed to "not" like this?
    I think that's actually the point of the song.

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    Previously posted. That's OK. Even the regulars miss previous posts.

    FYI for those who apparently missed it and aren't suffering from Thile overload, there is an entire Bach / solo Thile concert well-recorded if you follow the YouTube suggestions for TaperMark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    I think that's actually the point of the song.
    Absolutely.

    A little bit of self parody. Making fun of your reputation, while demonstrating it is not entirely unfounded.
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    I would say you gotta love it, but apparently, you don't gotta. I, on the other hand, love his musicality,humor, talent, creativity and etc. This was great.
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    And the experience the song relates is not unfamiliar to many of us I suspect.

    "Why are you bringing that case into the restaurant?"

    "Its cold out, I don't want to leave it in the car."

    "What's in it?"

    Pause... "A mandolin."

    "A what?... You play? Wait... what?"

    There is that moment in the first few dates with someone you hope becomes special where you have got to explain. And you know you do, because the first reaction to the word "mandolin" wasn't a harbinger of great things.

    It wasn't like she said, "oh cool, a mandolin. I play banjo. Mostly Charlie Poole type stuff. Do you know Milwaukee Blues?" That would be great. I would probably propose on the spot.
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    I liked it! He is who he is. Its kinda funny how he somehow ruffles certain peoples mando feathers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortymack View Post
    Its kinda funny how he somehow ruffles certain peoples mando feathers.
    It's perfectly acceptable to have personal preferences, and of course you are free to express yourself here. But I sometimes wonder why some folks go out of their way to point out that they don't like a particular artist. There are many artists that I don't enjoy, but I don't see the point in raining on other people's parade. I guess I learned my lesson on the infamous Jack White thread.

    In this case it's clear that Chris knows only too well that he has critics. This song was the encore when I saw him in Albany NY and I really liked it. It's quite musical too, and I found myself mentally comparing him to Dave Apollon. It was almost vaudevillian, and virtuosic in a way that few could pull-off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry S Sherman View Post
    But I sometimes wonder why some folks go out of their way to point out that they don't like a particular artist. There are many artists that I don't enjoy, but I don't see the point in raining on other people's parade.
    I often wonder the same thing. It's one thing if someone asks you directly if you like a particular artist and you say no. But jumping into a thread just to say you don't like someone or their music seems a touch rude. It's honestly no skin off my back if some random person on the internet doesn't like a particular artist, but I am indeed puzzled as to why they feel the need to point it out in the middle of a thread where people who DO enjoy that artist are having a conversation about enjoying that artist. Is this sort of thing done just to shove it in peoples' faces? Is it a type of antisocial act like pooping in the swimming pool just to ruin it for others? I'm genuinely asking because it makes no sense to me, and seems to be the cause of a lot of kerfuffles on this forum.

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    Very entertaining, creative and funny! Thanks.

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    I for one love this, very genuine and humorous! It kind of reminds me of Richard Thompson who will insert fun songs and humorous stories in his live performances. Chris cracks me up. A few years ago at a festival in Grass Valley where Nickel Creek was going to play later that day, Chris was observing the performance of Old School Freight Train from the sound booth. My son and I went up and talked to him for quite a few minutes. He was very personable and friendly and toasted to my son's birthday which happened to be that day. I like the guy and I am blown away by his talent and style and approachable attitude (i.e. definitely not a jerk). I like his voice too.
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    I find his stage persona awkward, but his playing phenomenal! I'd never seen this and enjoyed it.

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    yes... i too appreciate this person's music.

    I hear he has played carnegie hall and recently released an album which included music by Bach!

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    I, too, like Thile's playing and find his expressive moves entertaining, although Joe Cocker had them first.

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    Well I can say the crowd at his show here sure loved this song. Highly entertaining.
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    Here's a recent thread where I lined up the whole concert, in set list order. Great show!

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...Concert-Videos

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    The song is catchy, and my friend and I enjoyed it so much when we saw him play. I enjoyed it all the more, I think, because I am a little familiar with the courtship on which the song was based, so the story caught my interest.
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