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  1. Yup, she had been talking about putting together a band for about two years and they had their first practice last night in our basement. Five pieces with three ladies and two guys. My kiddo is playing bass and will also join in on uke and percussion. Seemed like there was more laughing and eating pizza than playing though. I do not, however, like most of the music the kids are listening to. So it is official. I have become my father.
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  2. hope all the dads have a great day and get to hang with the kids....barbie-Q ? gifts ? actaually just seeing them will be great. a shout out to those who will have a less than great one.... Im thinking that perhaps there should be a step parent day as well.....
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  3. They've only just begun.
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  4. Franks final US date was recorded and today is the release date of it. He had big band for this tour. It’s called Zappa '88: The Last US Show. I need to get on Amazon and order it. The band had 13 members including Frank.
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  5. I have not touched a cigarette since 18. oct 2005, that'll be 16 years soon. IT IS WORTH IT, life becomes better in every way. Even health improves slowly, but noticeably. Yeah! 👍
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  6. Really, BoTox, the reply from "Our BS" TO was fairly non inflammatory, if not just a little dismissive. No need to go off from that one. Sounds like you were harbouring something from a past post. Choose your battles. What guitar is this? It does look shite, and it would bug me too.
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  8. I wouldn't play around with them. Call an exterminator. Well worth the expense. Back in the late '70's I had a problem with carpenter ants. Would pour out a bowl of Sugar Crisp cereal, or Frosted Flakes and find them swarming in the bowl. The got into the boxes. Hell, they even managed to find their way inside a closed bottle of strawberry pancake syrup! We had just got done spending $7,000 for a kitchen update(a lot of money for that in '78) with all new wood cabinets and counters and such. Didn't want that headache. Got on the phone to Terminix. The guy came out and sprayed some kind of juice into every possible nook and cranny and crack. Told us that carpenter ants(and ants in general) are cannibalistic in nature, and when we got up the next morning and find a lot of dead ants lying about, just leave them be. the surviving ants will drag them back to their lairs and feed on them, ingesting the poison that killed the ants they're feeding on and then will kill THEM, and the whole pattern continues until they're fully eradicated. Well, next morning, when I got up for work( at 4:30 am!) there were what seemed like thousands of dead ants all over the kitchen floor and counter tops. So I managed a cup of coffee and went to work. Then I remembered to call my wife to tell her to leave the dead ants alone. When I called and told her that, she asked, "What ants?" She told me there wasn't a sign of ANY dead ants anywhere in the kitchen! And that was just ONE HOUR after I got to work(at 6:00 am) Apparently, after I left for work and before I called an hour later all those ants were carried off by the surviving ants. And from then until My ex died, not another carpenter ant was ever seen in that house again. Whitefang
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  9. Same to you all. My youngest son got us two tickets to Orioles game today. Even though they are pretty bad (understatement) it's always nice to go to Camden Yards for a game.
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  10. My wife, who WAS step Mother to my daughters, would get Mother's Day greetings and flowers from them. And I would happily give my Step Father Father's Day greetings and gifts over the years. I would suppose that all depends on the relationships between the children and Step parents. I too, will wish all Dads here in these forum a good Father's Day. Whitefang
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  11. Yep. Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Step Fathers Day, Step Mothers Day. Foster Mother, Foster Father... Uncles and Aunties ? Maybe we should just have a "Modern Family Month" ?
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  12. I quit smoking 34 years ago but oddly still get a craving for it every once in a while. Retired, start taking Propecia. You'll grow hair on your head but it will kill your libido. Don't ask me how I know.
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  13. Sound like once you get rid of them, as a reward you should get a new guitar. Last night a baby snake got into to house. My wife did the total cartoon run into the bedroom screaming. It was about 6 inches long and not quite as fat as a pencil. Wrapped it up in a paper towel and let it go in the yard. Always heard they were pink and wet. It wasn’t.
    1 point
  14. I can still remember the SSN of my stick-buddy from flight school. We were required to memorize the full social of our classmates, so that we could fill out the logbook at the end of the day. Particularly if we were the last student to fly that day. This was in 1978. But I can't remember why I walked into the kitchen just now. 😐
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  15. I still remember stuff like the firing order of a small block Chrysler engine When I raced in the early 70's. Actually its the same as a small block chevy that I also raced also. 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. But to remember what I ate for lunch or the day before? I have to think about it. Or what I went upstairs for in the first place?
    1 point
  16. I used to drink Pepsi. I have drank all sodas in the past but Pepsi was the favorite. I drink iced tea now or just water.
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  17. I fly a lot with guitars. Well, flew, before the pandemic. In the 12 months preceding the pandemic, I was out of the country (US) 20 times, always with a guitar, most often with a went-to-WWII 1940s Banner SJ. During that period, I also delivered a guitar to Eric Clapton (but not before I gigged with it in London 🙂 ). I always use flight cases. I do have a couple of Caltons. I think that they are the most durable. They are also the heaviest. I've decided that at age 66, I've aged out of Calton cases. I really hate dragging them through airports, even when carrying them with shoulder straps. I have used Hiscox cases. I share Dave's reluctance about them. The are light, but that aluminum edge is scary. Plus, their latches are not very secure. I also have used Hoffee. A bit lighter than Calton, but also bit bulkier. I recently begun using Crossrock cases. I purchased one because I needed a case for another went-to-WWII Banner Gibson (an LG-2, #2 from the very first batch of Banner flattops and the earliest Banner flattop known. Anyone know where number 1 is?) First a disclaimer: the company offered me an endorsement deal, which would allow me to purchase the cases at wholesale. Because I don't need any more cases, I declined the offer. Anyway, I quite like the case. Very sturdy and very light. Bottom line for me: if I fly, I put my guitar in a flight case. But otherwise I would not spend the money on such an expensive case.
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  18. I've had mine for almost two months now, but I've finally had some good play time with it over the past week. I continue to be amazed at how much nicer it actually is than my Peerless model, which I didn't think could be improved upon. It did occur to me, though: if you don't like the inlays, just watch yourself in the mirror, and you'll look just like Paul McCartney, but without the controls under your arm. And also probably not as good-looking.
    1 point
  19. The Calton was a dread size. It was a tank and very heavy. It was an older one so I cannot say if the newer ones are the same. I sold it after I got the Hoffee. I got the largest Hoffee case which will fit my L5 but it's a little too snug for the Super 400 then per request they included some removable pads so I could adjust the case to hold most smaller size guitars including a dread. It's a lot lighter, closer to the Hiscox. My knocks on the Hiscox are the interior padding is pretty much covered star foam with a few pads and I do not care for the aluminum framing/edge.
    1 point
  20. Yeah cheers... I am happy with it too, it kind of sounds like a mini JCM 800.. The idea of the modelling amp is much better than the reality. And while there is no doubt they are getting better I know what my ears tell me and the experience of trying 3 digital amps in a row and the feeling of pleasure I got when I then tried the tube amp it just became very obvious to me which one I liked the sound of the most. It was completely instant too. The second I heard it I knew. And I am not even that fussy when it comes to sound, I had an MG15fx for many many years that was the only amp I had. It did for me what I needed it for I never really used to think much past that.
    1 point
  21. I miss typed it should have said George or John played bass when Paul was on keys. He sang and was the lead guitarist for this little known band called The Beatles.
    1 point
  22. I think his name is spelled Polecastro.
    1 point
  23. I don't even play the drums and I have a box of 12 Drumsticks in the freezer.
    1 point
  24. Mystery solved. Guitar is a 1964 Cherry Burst J-45. Seems my uncle was off on purchase dates. We actually worked it out : he bought it in 64. Not 57.
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  25. This 45 is as far as I can find the only recording of what could have been the best assembly of Oklahoma music greats. Leon Russell, Jesse Ed Davis, J.J. Cale , Junior Markham, Levon Tells, Billy Keyes, just to name a few. The mix could have been better, but who cares? Listen to Jesse Ed Davis marvelous slide work
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  26. Jesse Ed Davis deserves a nod ,
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  27. I could tell tons of smoking stories, But they are all ugly with sad ends leading to death. I'm more impressed with the success stories of those who've kicked the habit. I probably shouldn't say this but due to complications of the wife's menopause I haven't had sex in over 25 years. If I can kick that habit then anyone can toss a cigarette away for good! And believe me, not a day goes by that I don't desire it.
    1 point
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  29. I laugh my axe off when people order top shelf liquor and then mix it with coca-crapola or warm, rancid OJ. And the Current Fad - Raspeberry-Mango artificial flavors added to some type of alcohol with a double shot of fizziness - half shot of alcohol ... Agree Sarge/Chief - but I think they should be UNDER the porch with the dogs.
    1 point
  30. "curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid git"
    1 point
  31. PSA to liquor drinkers. If you you have to drink flavored liquor maybe you should not run with the big dogs and stay at home and p-iss on the porch with the puppies. I don't get the fact the everyone now makes a Seltzer, and Raspberry Peach IPA and Cotton Candy flavored Vodka. I got Jim Beam on the rock right next to me and in a second my 00-18 is coming out its case.
    1 point
  32. Bourbon: Perfect for cleaning engine parts. Scotch: Perfect.
    1 point
  33. The question that comes to my mind, why have you not connsidered a J-45 ? It could be the right middle ground between the two.
    1 point
  34. I couldn't vote...... Budweiser was missing......
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  35. You’d be good with a Martin d-28, 41,42,45. They are as versatile as the aj and hummingbird. Gibsons are a pain in the behind to upkeep, the bracing and wood collapses and cracks very easy and cutting a thru and thru saddle is a monumental pain in the *** whether you are doing the work or searching for someone to do it. Don’t count on Gibson to help you either, that road is a dead end. Finding someone that works on acoustics is few and far between and ask anyone who’s done any JUST acoustic tech work and they will tell you don’t go near a Gibson with a ten foot pole, unless you’ve got an endless amount of money on it. Martins are built to be maintained simply by their owner without any surprises
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