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Offline Richard

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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2009, 06:44:02 AM »
I was at a gentlemans residence the other day and in amongst the 12 strings and other gems out came a brace of banjos... I have to say if you ain't never tried one then do I as was rather taken with the idea  :P   

Mmmm lap banjo eh  :-X
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2009, 07:26:05 AM »
I was at a gentlemans residence the other day

Is that what they call them in the UK...

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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2009, 01:13:32 AM »
I was at a gentlemans residence the other day and in amongst the 12 strings and other gems out came a brace of banjos... I have to say if you ain't never tried one then do I as was rather taken with the idea  :P   

Mmmm lap banjo eh  :-X

Aaaaggghhhrrrr - spare us!

How about cliff-banjo?  It's a bit like lap-banjo, except you take your banjo to a very high cliff overlooking the sea, preferably in very rough weather, and you...........

.... win a prize if you throw it the furthest....
« Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 01:15:03 AM by Parlor Picker »
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2009, 03:47:04 AM »
"gentleman" and "banjo" surely one of these words is misplaced? No real gentleman would profess to a banjo sir!
Richard if that's your idea of fun then take PP's advice, the time has come.
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2009, 06:06:56 AM »
Ability to play the banjo soon places one in a social position to pick and choose from scores of social invitations. Everywhere, the banjoist is assured of a hearty welcome -  Anon., from THE BANJO, a 1927 pamphlet published by Gibson Inc      

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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2009, 01:19:55 PM »
UB, no that's a Gentlemans Cottage   :o

It does look as though my enthusiasm for the banjo has been derided, I shall have to get one to prove what a wonderful instrument in the wrong hands it can be. Hopefully I will see the said Gentleman this week at his Residence (not cottage) and may puersuade him to get them out for me again  :P
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2009, 01:40:56 PM »
Everywhere, the banjoist is assured of a hearty welcome

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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2009, 11:53:16 PM »
And I believe it was John Miller who defined a gentleman as someone who disliked the banjo, remarked upon it once, and from that point onward did not feel the need to reiterate that dislike like one of Pavlov's salivating lab animals every time it was mentioned.  Michael, Phil--you don't like the banjo.  I believe we've all figured that out so you might consider moving on to other topics unless you've decided you want banjo-bashing ad inifinitum to be your legacy.  Wow, set your sights on a star!
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2009, 01:42:38 AM »
That's telling you!

I'm going for a pluck and a quick forward roll  :P
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2009, 09:32:47 AM »
We don't really mean it John.  Just trying to inject a bit of humour occasionally.  >:D

No matter what your specialist subject is - and in our case it's downhome blues and related musics - you have to be able to step back from time to time and laugh at yourself.  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, etc.  I think it's important to add a bit of humour once in a while, to stop us all disappearing up our own backsides.

The same kind of humour exists in the classical music world with violas - and what have they done to offend anybody?
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2009, 01:12:19 PM »
Whooooie  :D
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2009, 08:33:37 PM »
I don't know, Michael, that endless perseveration on one item as the butt of attempts at humor makes anyone less dull, or ends up being humorous, in any event.  It's all sounding very tired.
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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2009, 07:17:22 PM »
Well I do agree with Johnm there boys, and not only because I own one and attempt to play it. You should all try and get out more. Perhaps if you played the banjo you would be invited to more social soirees with the elite... :P

A course of Dock Boggs is the cure for compulsive banjo bashing. That and a good "tubby" sounding, open-back instrument.

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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2009, 07:31:01 AM »
Weeelll, I imagine the banjo players can take care of themselves. :D Let's not make mountains out of molehills. Besides, Richard did taunt them with the idea of lap banjo.  :P And it seems at least some banjo players like a good (OK, bad) banjo joke.

http://bluegrassbanjo.org/banjokes.html

I had no idea viola players were the butt of jokes. I mean, bassoon I can understand, singers, I'm with yuz. But viola? ...


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Re: Banjo Advice
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2009, 08:17:27 AM »

I had no idea viola players were the butt of jokes. I mean, bassoon I can understand, singers, I'm with yuz. But viola? ...



Oh yes - and in the world of heavy rock, it's the drummers who get all the stick (no pun intended).  How do you know the stage is level?  Because the drummer drools out of both sides of his mouth ... etc. (oh bugger, just realised Richard is a drummer in his other incarnation ... ooops, sorry. Don't take offence, mate [take a brick wall]. Sometimes you just can't win).
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