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SeilerBird

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Fighting the blues
« on: March 14, 2020, 07:53:31 AM »
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain was suppose to make three appearances in Florida in March and I have a ticket to all three shows in the front row. Yesterday I got email notifications that two of the shows were cancelled due to the virus and I am guessing the third one will too. I was bummed about this but I decided that the only way to lift my spirits out of the blue was to buy a guitar I have been eyeballing. I bought a book last month that is nothing but guitar porn. It is called 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing before you Die. I am about half way through the book and about every fourth or fifth guitar I have to do an Internet search to see how much that particular guitar is selling for.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1844037517/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I did a search on Ural electric guitars that are a Soviet brand and ended up on a page full of pretty guitars and ended up ordering a splat maple Les Paul copy. This has lifted me out of my funk.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Store-New-Map-Pattern-Electric-Guitar-Ships-Fast/283804087595?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3D0bf5fe772d3342b8a2a6cc942b006137%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D17%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D333010373054%26itm%3D283804087595%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplRVIAMLv5WebWithPLRVIOnTopCombiner&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 11:23:02 AM »
Not sure how I ended up on their mailing list, but I got an email from the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra that they successfully continued their recent show -- played to an empty auditorium and streamed the show live online. Obviously not the same experience, but at least the performance was still accessible.
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 09:17:32 AM »
Sorry, I missed this a few days ago.

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ended up ordering a splat maple Les Paul copy


That should help cheer you up Tom!
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 10:13:46 AM »
Very pretty! Hope it sounds as good as it looks.
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2020, 07:05:49 PM »
I'm thinking that if you ordered one of those Chinese guitars today you'd end up waiting months for it to be delivered.

Streaming.  Lots of musicians are streaming in response to the shelter in place thing.

Sinclair - every other day at noon, CST
Mark Elliott - AKA Runaway Home.  whenever he feels like it.
Bev & Greg Newlon - Sunday evenings

If you need some new music while you hide out at home look up the ones above, and these fine musicians too:

Jamie Floyd
Liz Longley
Marty Dolcimore
Johnsmith (not a typo)
Craig Carothers
Don Henry
Jim photoglo
Steve Kritzer
Steve Seskin
Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan
John Vezner
Michael McNevin
Chuck McCabe
Angela Kaset
Houston Jones
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SeilerBird

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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2020, 08:18:33 PM »
I'm thinking that if you ordered one of those Chinese guitars today you'd end up waiting months for it to be delivered.
If you look at the listing on eBay it says right there that delivery is 2 to 3 months. That is fine with me. I have two Les Pauls that work perfectly. Buy most of my purchases online so I am used to waiting. It is my birthday present to me.

           

8Muddypaws

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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2020, 10:02:15 PM »
I didn't see that.  I couldn't wait that long for a new toy!
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2020, 10:25:55 PM »
I heard. "The Social Distancing Blues" today.  Saved me the exercise of writing it.   :))
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 01:08:18 PM »
Lots of offerings on YouTube Russ. Any particular one? TIA.
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 06:05:53 PM »
It took some digging but I found it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdMK3kOazPo
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 06:16:46 PM »
It took some digging but I found it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdMK3kOazPo
That is very nice. I really love your bass. please tell me about it,

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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 06:26:16 PM »
It looks to me to be a Taylor acoustic bass.

That isn't me.  It's not anybody I know.
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 06:28:15 PM »
Thanks Russ. Good rendition.
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 10:32:30 PM »
It looks to me to be a Taylor acoustic bass.

That isn't me.  It's not anybody I know.

It's not a Taylor .....I'm thinking Takamine bass
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Re: Fighting the blues
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2020, 08:29:22 AM »
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain was suppose to make three appearances in Florida in March and I have a ticket to all three shows in the front row. Yesterday I got email notifications that two of the shows were cancelled due to the virus and I am guessing the third one will too. I was bummed about this but I decided that the only way to lift my spirits out of the blue was to buy a guitar I have been eyeballing. I bought a book last month that is nothing but guitar porn. It is called 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing before you Die. I am about half way through the book and about every fourth or fifth guitar I have to do an Internet search to see how much that particular guitar is selling for.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1844037517/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I did a search on Ural electric guitars that are a Soviet brand and ended up on a page full of pretty guitars and ended up ordering a splat maple Les Paul copy. This has lifted me out of my funk.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Store-New-Map-Pattern-Electric-Guitar-Ships-Fast/283804087595?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3D0bf5fe772d3342b8a2a6cc942b006137%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D17%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D333010373054%26itm%3D283804087595%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplRVIAMLv5WebWithPLRVIOnTopCombiner&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

Nice Brother,

I did see a photo of your acoustical Set Up somewhere buried in RV Forum pages. 

When she shows up at your door, I am pretty sure you and kill some hours slapping your cancelled show / blues out of that beauty.

I did see Cirque De Solis In a Tent Somewhere last year in a Mall Parking Lot in Orlando, FL.

Not sure, but I bet that acrobatic tent is rolled up somewhere now days.

Here is good health to you.  Hope the day finds you well.

Realize the YT is not a board member, but the Kid's hands seemed to be a chip of his Dad's Block. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdMK3kOazPo

If the kid in the clip was my son I would tell him thick haired stories that he use to have in his youth, and how male patterned baldness runs in the family, just to mess with the Kid's head.  ;D

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