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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:17 PM

We'd all be safer if everyone who was capable, had some basic proficiency, was carrying at all times

a musical instrument.

It's critical to the safety of our nation, and especially that of our children, that we learn to break out into music, whenever and wherever an opportunity arises.

That is all, "carry" on.

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Reply We'd all be safer if everyone who was capable, had some basic proficiency, was carrying at all times (Original post)
eomer Jan 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #1
Motown_Johnny Jan 2013 #16
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #20
Motown_Johnny Jan 2013 #21
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #24
Hekate Jan 2013 #61
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Motown_Johnny Jan 2013 #78
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #34
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #45
frazzled Jan 2013 #59
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #80
DreamGypsy Jan 2013 #83
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #2
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2013 #3
pkdu Jan 2013 #4
longship Jan 2013 #12
pkdu Jan 2013 #28
longship Jan 2013 #65
Warpy Jan 2013 #31
longship Jan 2013 #63
jberryhill Jan 2013 #5
riqster Jan 2013 #6
jberryhill Jan 2013 #8
Betsy Ross Jan 2013 #13
jberryhill Jan 2013 #14
UncleYoder Jan 2013 #25
riqster Jan 2013 #29
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #43
Glassunion Jan 2013 #7
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Glassunion Jan 2013 #55
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GP6971 Jan 2013 #9
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notadmblnd Jan 2013 #10
baldguy Jan 2013 #11
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #15
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #40
another_liberal Jan 2013 #46
Royal Sloan 09 Jan 2013 #17
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #88
eomer Jan 2013 #93
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #18
DirkGently Jan 2013 #19
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ananda Jan 2013 #23
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #27
elleng Jan 2013 #30
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pkdu Jan 2013 #52
Hekate Jan 2013 #69
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backscatter712 Jan 2013 #33
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Melissa G Jan 2013 #53
eomer Jan 2013 #62
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Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #56
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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:19 PM

1. I've always wished I could play either the violin or the oboe....

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:39 PM

16. so you are going to carry an oboe at all times?

I think maybe I would take up the harmonica instead

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:44 PM

20. Yeah...I'd put a strap on it and sling it over my shoulder.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:49 PM

21. Public transportation would be torture. I hope you drive a convertable

edit typo

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:56 PM

24. Oboes are not that large....about 2 feet long...and rather slender...

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:25 PM

61. Ahh, two slender reeds...

I do love oboes.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:58 PM

26. You may be thinking of the bassoon...

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:26 PM

78. You are right

at least I was thinking of something larger than an oboe.
My bad

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:22 PM

34. pick one up and start working on it!

 

its enriching even when one just putters around with it.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:39 PM

45. Oboe? That's a strange instrument to select above all others but the violin. Oboe?

Don't get me wrong. Oboes are nice, but....

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #45)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:21 PM

59. I have learned to LUV the oboe!

Ten years ago I might have said the same thing about the oboe you did. But since moving to my current city, we've (somewhat oddly) become big fans of going to the symphony. Not just any symphony, but the best symphony in America and among the top few in the world (the Chicago Symphony Orchestra). At any rate, we built up from going to concerts here and there to becoming subscribers and attending 10 concerts per year. We don't want to give up our fantastic (and really reasonably priced) seats, where we can watch every member and really understand how the pieces are put together ...

And I've fallen in love with the oboist ... and his oboe. It's beautiful. I wish I played one, so I could say: you'll have to pry my oboe from my cold, dead hands!

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Response to frazzled (Reply #59)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:30 PM

80. Where would Prokofiev's duck be without the oboe?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #80)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:44 AM

83. Or the cat...

without the clarinet.

I haven't picked a clarinet in at least 40 years and my embouchure is ancient history... but if some dude or dudette packing noise accosted me, shouting "The Cat Theme from Peter And The Wolf or your life!" I think I could still produce a recognizable facsimile:

ba ba baah ba ba bahh ba ba ba ba bahhhhhhh ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba-ba-ba baaahhhh


and survive.


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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:19 PM

2. How do you assess proficiency?

I had some lessons, but I'm pretty sure you don't want to hear me play.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:20 PM

3. ...

&hd=1

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:20 PM

4. Tuba-nuts all over this thread , in 3....2....1..

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Response to pkdu (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:29 PM

12. Tubas in the Moonlight. Coming right up...



And as an encore, here's Gerard Hoffnung at Albert Hall doing Chopin Mazurka No 47 in F, scored for four contra-bass tubas:


You can't get enough tubas. So, here's the astounding Romanza second movement from Ralph Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto.


Be careful what you wish for.

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Response to longship (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:11 PM

28. Access that quantity of Tuba video should be controlled!

Thanks tho! Really getting to like Ralph Vaughn Williams recently.

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Response to pkdu (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:38 PM

65. I was let out of my straight jacket for the day.


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Response to longship (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:17 PM

31. While anything from the Hoffnung Interplanetary Music Festival is great

I'll see that and raise you "Stairway to Heaven" with banjo and tuba.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:29 PM

63. Touché... I bow to your tubanity.

But I had Bonzo Dog!! At least give me that for a close second.

Now where is my Taj Mahal... Blues tuba...

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:22 PM

5. NO BAGPIPES!

The bagpipe is more accurately deemed a weapon than a "musical" instrument.

There should be restrictions on the ability to carry bagpipes in public.

The bagpipe is a piece of military equipment which was designed to terrify the enemy. Indiscrimate use of bagpipes is a public menace.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:23 PM

6. Why do bagpipers walk whilst playing?

To get away from the noise.

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Response to riqster (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:25 PM

8. They don't even stop to pee!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:31 PM

13. How do your get two bagpipers in tune?

Shoot one.

What's the difference between a dead cat and a bagpipe? Drivers will swerve to avoid a dead cat in the road.

I know them all because I'm married to a piper. Fortunately, when he wants to practice he does it on the downtown streets of San Francisco.

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Response to Betsy Ross (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:35 PM

14. Doesn't SF have a noise ordinance?

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Response to Betsy Ross (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:56 PM

25. Did you hear the one

about the bagpiper who parked his car with the windows open, forgetting that he had left his bagpipes in the back seat?

He rushed back as soon as he realized it, but it was too late--someone had already put another set of bagpipes in the car.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:13 PM

29. Perfect pitch with Bagpipes is...

...och, aboot twenty yards oot intae the loch.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:39 PM

43. You can have my bagpipes...

When you pry them from my cold dead hands.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:25 PM

7. You can pry my assault guitar from my wicked shredding hand.

Or my picking hand.

Oooh I'm a nut. Gibson Les Paul custom with gold plate hardware, and mother of pearl inlays.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:42 PM

47. I had a Standard...

with a Kahler tremolo. I work a ton of overtime so I could buy it (around 1990). My uncle stole it, and I haven't picked up a guitar since. NOTHING beats the sustain of a Les Paul.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:00 PM

55. The customs, unlike the standards are really heavy. Like boat anchor heavy.

I have not played my custom in about 4 days. But I know if I turn on the amp that it is plugged into, the last note I played on the guitar would still be resounding.

I bought that guitar back in '91 while bussing tables. Took me months to save up for it. Worth every penny. I'm truly sad to hear about your loss.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #55)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:29 PM

64. Yeah, the Standard is heavy...

but the Custom takes it to a different level.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:26 PM

9. Sure, why not? It worked

in The Sound of Music

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:43 PM

48. The first thing the Nazis did...

was limit instrument possession

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:27 PM

10. I don't know how to play it, but I own a Bass

and I'll use it if I have to . The only way the government will get it- is when they pry the bow from my cold dead hands

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:27 PM

11. "Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast"?

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:37 PM

15. A challenge to a duel...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:36 PM

40. That makes my feet dance every time I hear it. Is there anything better than music like that?

I don't think so.

Except for soul, R&B, bluegrass, pop, rock, classical.......you name it. It's all great, and makes life worth livin'!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:40 PM

17. dueling banjos

oh noes

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Response to Royal Sloan 09 (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:21 AM

88. You haven't LIVED until you've heard Dueling Tubas! nt

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #88)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:09 AM

93. I knew a tuba player who could outplay a clarinet on Clarinet Polka.

I was playing Clarinet Polka (the clarinet part) with a local polka band in central Texas and they surprised me in the middle by having the tuba player take a verse. This guy was amazing, definitely won the dueling "clarinets" that day. He was a band director at a high school in San Antonio at the time (early 70s).

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:40 PM

18. Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men...

Over there! Over there!

I shot the Sheriff...But I D.I.D. N.O.T. shoot the deputy!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:41 PM

19. A man with no instrument is a slave. A ukulele-carrying man is a CITIZEN.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:50 PM

22. Just like in "Glee"?

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:50 PM

23. Got me all right!

But it's a great sentiment.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:58 PM

27. Have you ever seen an Open Mic Night go bad?

Not a pretty sight.

"Hey, man, this is my slot!"

"F**k you, dude!"

You know...

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:14 PM

30. RIIIIIIGHT!!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:35 PM

39. Too cool.

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Response to pkdu (Reply #52)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:55 PM

69. My all-time favorite!

Thanks for bringing it back.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #69)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:00 PM

73. Mine too....although , this might be my new fave by the end of the evening...

&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Response to pkdu (Reply #73)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:06 PM

75. Those were the days, my friends, we thought they'd never end...

My little darling was an all-night screamer. Still, it's long ago enough that I LOL'd at this!

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Response to pkdu (Reply #52)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:37 PM

81. Thought of that, pkdu,

but didn't take the time to locate it.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:19 PM

32. I thought you were going to say Chinese stars



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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:20 PM

33. I took piano lessons when I was a kid...

But pianos are not suitable for concealed carry...

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:25 PM

35. K&R

It's true!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:25 PM

36. One of the last recorded videos of SF's famous Automatic Human Jukebox

Cue video to 3:40 to meet Grimes Poznikov, AHJ. He was a famous San Francisco street street performer.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:26 PM

37. Dance, boy, dance!

Some people don't dance. Or don't dance any more. But it's such a natural part of being human...life's not worth livin' w/o a little dancin'. And you can dance even if you can only move your arms or torso. Dance!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:56 PM

70. Dancing is the Best!

Why can't dance venues be open 24x7 the way "fitness centers" are? Dancing is VERY good exercise.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #70)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:56 PM

95. Dancing IS great exercise. Those dancers have amazing bodies. nt

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:30 PM

38. Welcome to Heaven, here's your harp

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:38 PM

42. Booooo! I like the accordian! nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:45 PM

49. You like the accordion when it's played by someone who's never played it?

You're a tougher sophont than I am.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:23 PM

60. As well as I like the harp or violin when it's played by someone who's never played it. nt

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #38)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:52 AM

92. Hearing "Play That Funky Music, White Boy" on an accordion will change your life! nt

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:37 PM

41. You may be onto something, eomer. Who can kill someone while listening to, playing, or dancing to...

a person's favorite music? Music is used in therapy, isn't it? The right music makes a person happier, doesn't it?

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:46 PM

50. But watch out for posers giving mixed messages...






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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:46 PM

51. Boy, Oh Boy..... ;-)

K&R

.... I almost laid into you! You are soooooooo right about carrying a concealed instrument. A Jews Harp, a harmonica, a uke, a couple drumsticks, a recorder, a child's xylophone with mallets, a tambourine! Thanks, eomer, for this delightful idea!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:55 PM

53. eomer! I see you so rarely....

but when I do, It's always worthwhile!

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #53)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:27 PM

62. Hi Melissa!

Great to hear from you.

(What a great response I got - DUers are amazing!)

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:59 PM

54. you really think you have the right to carry a banjo? Bullshit!

sure maybe a harmonica but not a freaking banjo

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:01 PM

56. What, are you nuts? That's DANGEROUS!!

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #56)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:57 PM

71. Yesss. I remember that.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #56)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:47 AM

91. Good memories...

Thanks for posting!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:16 PM

57. Oh I love that idea. My grandfather had his own orchestra and he use to play on the radio

 

and he would teach individuals. He was so good at music. I wish my mother would have picked up on it. She can't carry any kind of tune. I don't care if it was her voice or her learning an instrument. What a waste. They took him off the radio because he wasn't a member of the fascist party in Italy. He always said music doesn't mix with politics. So the day they hanged Mussolini my mother and grandfather toasted with a glass a wine.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:17 PM

58. Like in "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids?" That would be cool!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:48 PM

66. Best I ever heard was an elderly fiddler in Ireland

Name of Sean. One night when he was performing for our group a woman strolled in, attracted to the music like a moth to flame, and began to dance. She was good. He got a devilish twinkle in his eye and began to play faster. She danced faster. He played faster. So it went until she gave up in exhaustion. And still he fiddled!

It was a wicked joyous experience, and I knew then how the American legends got started of a fiddler who could play the Devil down.

You are right, eomer -- we need a nation of musicians!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:52 PM

67. There is just too much violins in the world today.

It needs to be drummed into everyone's heads.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:55 PM

68. Could be a Bit of a Challenge for the Piano Players

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:59 PM

72. And speak two or more languages. nt

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:00 PM

74. I used to do that back in my hippie days.

I was a flute player and used to carry it with me everywhere. You never knew when a jam session would break out.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #74)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:07 PM

76. I know a guy who still carries a bodhran stick in his back pocket

I've even heard him start tippity-tapping on an empty pizza box!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:25 PM

77. Hmmm....

your ideas do not sound very conducive to the descent into chaos.

Do you wish to live in a proper civilized society by any chance?

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:28 PM

79. If you heard me play, you'd be grabbing my instrument in seconds... ;) nt

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:58 PM

82. This would be so awesome.

I even like trash can and saw music.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:29 AM

84. I'm with ya!!

I have two guitars and am in the process of drooling over which Telecaster will be my third...

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:32 AM

85. There have been many times while at work when I wanted

to reach for my guitar and just do some strumming.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:53 AM

86. Only if we could pass some common-sense pitch-control legislation

... for the sake of our precious eardrums.

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:07 AM

87. Kick!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:28 AM

89. I can't carry a tune,

but I do carry my voice, sometimes concealed


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Response to eomer (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:31 AM

90. Think of the tuba players, man!

Will someone please think of the tuba players!?!?!

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Response to eomer (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:22 AM

94. Instruments dont make music

People do.

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