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Re: Old Musicians
« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2005, 06:31:34 AM »
Karl,

If it's good enough for Alan Jackson, it's got to be good enough for me. ;D ;D
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« Reply #61 on: December 25, 2005, 08:00:21 PM »
Bill,

The Banjo has always interested me but I doubt my fingers will do what's necessary to play. :) I know how that banjo reproduction works. I've seen it with friends. Heck, I have two tin whistles!! :)

Jim,
You play the banjo and we will play the deliverance song!
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« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2005, 05:55:23 AM »
Jim,
You play the banjo and we will play the deliverance song!
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Cliff,

Now that would be fun!! I always loved that tune.
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« Reply #63 on: December 26, 2005, 08:20:44 AM »
Dave,

I found out we have a Dulicmer group at TGO. Also just met a couple from CT. She plays Dulcimer and Guitar. She has two Dulcimers and said she'd be happy to get me started. So much to do, so little time!!! :)

The kind of singing I do when I'm not in Church is one of the areas where Dulcimers and mountain dulcimers often show up... So a while ago we were at what is called a "house Filk" (Meet at a hosue instead of a convention) and I ask the lady with the dulicmer if she coudl play "God Rest Ye Merry Gentelmen" (she could and did) What I did not tell here is I was singing "The Restroom Door Said Gentelmen" Which, as it turns out, she'd never heard before.

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« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2005, 08:37:14 AM »
John,

Guess I've never heard that one before either. :) Doing things like that can be a lot of fun.

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« Reply #65 on: December 27, 2005, 04:46:46 PM »
I would love to see the lyrics to that one!

Duelling Banjo's etc.  Love playing that on the dobro. 

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« Reply #66 on: December 27, 2005, 10:57:09 PM »
The kind of singing I do when I'm not in Church is one of the areas where Dulcimers and mountain dulcimers often show up... So a while ago we were at what is called a "house Filk" (Meet at a hosue instead of a convention) and I ask the lady with the dulicmer if she coudl play "God Rest Ye Merry Gentelmen" (she could and did) What I did not tell here is I was singing "The Restroom Door Said Gentelmen" Which, as it turns out, she'd never heard before.

Lots of fun

Please reply with the lyrics to "The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen".
Thanks
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« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2006, 08:15:41 PM »
John,
Still waiting on those lyrics....
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« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2006, 08:26:30 AM »
Don't guess we'll get those lyrics?
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John,
Still waiting on those lyrics....
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« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2006, 11:12:30 AM »
Don't guess we'll get those lyrics?
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Try this link and you will find the Lyrics.

http://bob-rivers-comedy-corp-lyrics.wonderlyrics.com/Restroom-Door-Said-Gentlemen.html

Hope they are the right ones.  GOOGLE is our friend. ;D ;)
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« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2006, 06:21:39 PM »
Next rally, perhaps Ned and I could be coaxed into a duet (Glen Levit or Jameson might work) of "Our Passengers Will Please Refrain", sung to Humoresque. A treat not to be missed. Encores of other songs are available, but seldom requested ;D
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« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2006, 08:26:18 PM »
It will take quite a bit of adult beverage for that :)
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« Reply #72 on: May 02, 2006, 10:17:41 PM »
Try this link and you will find the Lyrics.

http://bob-rivers-comedy-corp-lyrics.wonderlyrics.com/Restroom-Door-Said-Gentlemen.html

Hope they are the right ones.  GOOGLE is our friend. ;D ;)



Thanks!
Now that was a funny song!
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« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2006, 08:00:37 AM »
Regarding "The Restroom Door Said Gentelmen" (So I just walked inside)

Can you believe it... I sang that in CHURCH (Ok, it was after choir practice, not during a service, but hey,  It is indeed a funny song,  From one of the "Twisted Christmas" cd's.

I can no more sit with comfort and joy, comfort and joy, no more can I sit with comfort and joy (Not the proper ending lyric)
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« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2006, 02:57:20 PM »
Greetings,

I don't know if anyone is a former Navy musician, just wanted to let you know their is a Navy Musician's Association.  I don't play anymore however, it is nice to learn about former musicians and catch up with old firends.  Just google NMA or Navy Musician's Association.

TJ

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« Reply #75 on: May 05, 2006, 10:48:09 AM »
TJ,

Many years ago, the (or a) Navy Band played a concert at Northridge, one of Milwaukee's shopping centers. Among all the other great music, one piece will stay with me forever. They played McArthur's Park and during the slow part of the piece, a single trumpeter, with the rest of the band playing softly in the background, played a solo that was so well phrased and moving that the somewhat faded memories of my time in the Air Force snapped into perfect clarity, and I had shivers down my back and tears welling up in my eyes.

Called everyone I could think of to find a recording of that piece, but found out that they had never made any. What a disappointment :'(
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« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2006, 09:54:42 PM »
Greetings,

I don't know if anyone is a former Navy musician, just wanted to let you know their is a Navy Musician's Association.  I don't play anymore however, it is nice to learn about former musicians and catch up with old firends.  Just google NMA or Navy Musician's Association.

TJ

Hi TJ,

I wasn't what you would consider a Navy musician but I did play drums in the drum & bugle corps in boot camp at Great Lakes. Sure was fun!!!

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« Reply #77 on: May 06, 2006, 09:14:18 AM »
Drum & Bugle, we used to call them the Beaters & Blowers.  Hmmm, that sounds like it might have a second meaning...  Anyway, they used to practice on Sat AM on the drill pad in front of our barracks, pretty much insuring no sleeping in on Sat.

Good friend (Jim, you may remember him from Cycling Forum, Ken Lyons), was in the Air Force band.  Played brass, mainly trombone.  He did that for 4 years, was in the DC group, which I gather was the elite in the band area.

Did you know the Navy even has a Bluegrass Band?  Saw them at Grey Fox last year.  Very talented bunch.  Write their own music, most even provide their own instrument.  All E6 or above. 

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« Reply #78 on: May 06, 2006, 10:29:15 AM »
Hi TJ,

I wasn't what you would consider a Navy musician but I did play drums in the drum & bugle corps in boot camp at Great Lakes. Sure was fun!!!


Jim I can't remember if we talked about that at QZ that night we did Navy talk around my fire ring year before last. Anyway, I was also in the Navy drum & bugle corps while in boot camp at Bainbridge, MD. On two weekends, they bused us up to New York to be on the Super Circus TV show and the the Perry Como show. What an unexpected surprise to have this neat thing happen to me while in boot training -- that was othewise not a fun experience during a very cold Jan-Feb.

Funny sidle (but not at the time). If you recall, while the rest of the company did military drill on the grinder, we went to the DB area to practice bugle. It seems that our company had the highest average GCT score, but total screw ups otherwise. ;) So they changed company commanders and gave us a fellow that was a gorilla in a Navy uniform and just as mean.

So to check things out and see how bad we were, he had us line up and do the entire semaphore alphabet in unison (rememer that drill?). Well, my buddy and I had never done the semaphore because we had always gone to DB training while the rest of the company learned such things.

http://navy.memorieshop.com/Signaling/Flags.html

Now, picture 94 trainees doing semaphore in perfect unison -- while two trainees helplessly had their arms in the wrong positions with each letter. :(  He called me forward, cussed me for 5 minutes without saying the same word twice -- before allowing me to explain.
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« Reply #79 on: May 07, 2006, 08:02:07 AM »
Drum & Bugle, we used to call them the Beaters & Blowers.  Hmmm, that sounds like it might have a second meaning...  Anyway, they used to practice on Sat AM on the drill pad in front of our barracks, pretty much insuring no sleeping in on Sat.

Good friend (Jim, you may remember him from Cycling Forum, Ken Lyons), was in the Air Force band.  Played brass, mainly trombone.  He did that for 4 years, was in the DC group, which I gather was the elite in the band area.

Did you know the Navy even has a Bluegrass Band?  Saw them at Grey Fox last year.  Very talented bunch.  Write their own music, most even provide their own instrument.  All E6 or above. 



Bill,

No way you guys were going to sleep in if we had to practice!!!

I remember Ken being on the forum but that's about it. :) I think D.C. has all the elite bands from the services.

Navy also has it's own Pipe Band! Of course they formed it after our son graduated. He was a tenor drummer in the pipe band and a bass drummer in the Academy's Drum & Bugle Corp.

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« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2006, 08:08:51 AM »
Hi Bob,

No, we didn't discuss that around the campfire!!! You and Terry Nathan have something in common. He was a bugler in the British Army!

Yes, I remember watching the guys on the grinder and thinking how lucky I was to be in D&B. ;D We did push the piece once in awhile but not often. We also got an extra liberty weekend during boot camp! I did my time in April at Great Lakes. Not much better than Bainbridge in Jan/Feb.

That's a funny story about the semaphore drill. ;D I never had to learn that though I often wish I had along with morse code. I remember the radiomen sitting on the messdeck and winking morse code to each other.
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« Reply #81 on: May 08, 2006, 09:28:43 AM »
Jim
Still time to learn morse.  Still need it for the 2 higher ham licenses.  I am out of practice but can still sed and receive at double the required speed.  (now that it is only 5 wpm)...

I have a nice ant mount for the hyosung when you get you license. 

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« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2006, 07:10:26 PM »
Bill,

Only 5 wpm? You've got to be kidding! Used to be pretty good at sending, but couldn't receive worth a darn . - . .   - - -   . - . .
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« Reply #83 on: May 09, 2006, 05:55:19 AM »
Jim
Still time to learn morse.  Still need it for the 2 higher ham licenses.  I am out of practice but can still sed and receive at double the required speed.  (now that it is only 5 wpm)...

I have a nice ant mount for the hyosung when you get you license. 



Bill,

I think at this point I do not have enough space left in the brain to remember all that stuff. Even now I have to delete some stuff to remember the new. Usually delete yesterday. ;D
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« Reply #84 on: May 09, 2006, 09:53:06 AM »
If any of you folks are into jam sessions and happen to be in the Pacific NW in June...Weiser ID third full week of June is the National Old-time fiddle festival.  Bluegrass and all sorts of good music.  Just walk amongst the RV's and you can find jam sessions all over the place.  Plus they set up stages at several different parks in town for those who can't or don't want to walk from group to group. This is all in addition to the actual competition held at the high school.  I haven't been to the actual competition for over 25 years, but love to go walk around and listen to all the different styles and types of music.



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« Reply #85 on: May 09, 2006, 10:50:24 PM »
If any of you folks are into jam sessions and happen to be in the Pacific NW in June...Weiser ID third full week of June is the National Old-time fiddle festival.  Bluegrass and all sorts of good music.  Just walk amongst the RV's and you can find jam sessions all over the place.  Plus they set up stages at several different parks in town for those who can't or don't want to walk from group to group. This is all in addition to the actual competition held at the high school.  I haven't been to the actual competition for over 25 years, but love to go walk around and listen to all the different styles and types of music.



Griff

Griff,

Now you are making me jealous we won't be in the Pacific NW this summer!!!
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« Reply #86 on: May 12, 2006, 09:23:35 AM »
Yes, 5 wpm for receiving for General or Extra.  Only 3 lcasses now, Tech, with no code and limited frequencies, General all all bands but within limits on bands, need 5 wpm, the Extra, with all parts, all bands.  No additional code requirements.  I got my General back in the 13 wpm days, upgraded to Extra just as they dropped the 20 WPM, had just gotten proficient and they dropped it to 13. 

NW Fiddlers...  would not mind being there as well.  For Jim there is the Podunk Festival in his backyard.  Jamming all over plus the main stage.  Saw Vassar Clements there the summer before he passed on.  Many great bands there.  Jamming is awesome till the wee hours.

Thgen my all time favorite it paians me to miss, GreyFox in NY.  What a festival, jamming everywherre, workshops witht eh bands, the main stage, the dance tent, the vendors, the food...  Best way to spend 5 days in July in the northeast. 

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« Reply #87 on: May 13, 2006, 07:08:28 AM »
Bill,

One of these days we will make the Podunk festival. :)
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« Reply #88 on: May 15, 2006, 09:00:15 AM »
Jim
You won't be disappointed.  Try for a Sat day pass, usually the best line-up and the start of the bbq contest, lots of great aroma all around. 
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« Reply #89 on: May 24, 2006, 01:57:31 PM »
 :) Maybe one of you guys may be interested in this Fender:-

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