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- 59 years old
- March 15, 1954
- East Coast of Newfoundland,Canada
- All aspects of guitar including repair and restoration.Rock Trivia,Rock Biographies,Reading non-fiction,Gardening, Collecting Diecast car/truck models: 1/43,1/32,1/24,1/18. Watching and collecting historical DVDs and books.Collecting classic rock vinyl and CDs as well as hundreds of classical CDs and albums.
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Yesterday, 11:23 PMA couple of months ago Walmart was selling off little 39 key keyboards for only $15 and they sounded great for such a cheap little bit of gear and even had about 50 voices plus different rythyms.I bought one but brought it back because a couple of keys didn't work-I brought it back and made 2 more trips back for exchanges because each one had something in it that didn't work.I know not to expect much for that price but when you buy something new,whatever the price,you expect it to work.In the meantime I collect diecast car,truck and motorcycle models and find them much much cheaper at Walmart than any of the online sites that I shop at-if only they had a decent and varied inventory.
I went to order a 1:18 model of a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO last week because it was marked down to $39.95 from about $60 but cancelled at the checkout when the shipping and handling was $35.
Yesterday, 02:14 PMI have always classed gig bags as being just a bit better than bringing your guitar around in a big garbage bag,I only use them more or less as dust covers for my guitars when they're in the house.If a guitar is of any monetary or sentimental value to you a case and a good one at that is about your only option...it's well worth the added inconvience of lugging it around when you consider what could happen with a gig bag.
BTW I have seen airport baggage handlers purposely manhandle and abuse musical instrument cases.I was sitting in a plane on a stopover at Toronto Airport once and I watched the handlers in action,one in particular was especially brutal.The cart was literally right next to him at waste height and he could've easily taken the guitars and just turned and placed them on the cart within arms reach of him yet he made a pointed effort to toss each of 3 guitar cases as far as he could towards the top of the pile where it was in real danger of sliding off which would added to any damage caused by the initial toss.Until these Cro- Magnons are held accountable for damages that they incur on baggage this problem will never end.It would behoove airlines to do video monitoring of the loading and unloading of baggage and make it a condition of employment that they have to agree to be video taped and would be held financially responsible for any "willfull" damage done to any baggage...their costs for reimbursing passengers for damaged baggage would plummet.
Yesterday, 01:57 PMHi Zeplin,I looked through your Photobucket pix and was very impressed,the Lps are beautiful-especially the honeyburst one,it's a real beauty.You have amassed a collection of pretty tasty gear for sure.I should've recognized the pix of Grey River being on the South Coast from the cliff forms,I have been down that way visiting friends in Harbour Breton.I get what you said about britches because cod tongues are a bit too over the top for some people to try....well while sober anyway...lol.
Eggs,You'd be welcome any time,I have long lost relatives in Australia,mostly in Tasmania but quite a few on the Southern mainland too.I always wanted to visit there because I've been fascinated by Australia since childhood.There are 2 things that make a visit there doubtful and they are:unless I win a lottery the cost of airfare alone is prohibitive and secondly,I know that if I ever visited there I'd hate to leave and would want to stay there and the Missus would end up going home without me.....then again...let me think about this...lol.
BTW if you ever decide to visit I'll change my recipe for flippers a bit and cook them in St. Julien in your honor.Cheers.
23 May 2013 - 09:50 PMI'd be more inclined to put Nickleback in the same category as One Direction.
23 May 2013 - 09:43 PMThat sounds fabulously raw and raunchy,I gotta try and get one,hopefully Canadian music stores will be carrying them-it has that real cool in-your-face 60s raspy fuzz tone.