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Old 12-04-2017, 03:02 AM   #2601
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I always wonder why they always shot the banjo player. Now I know. There weren't any ukulele players present.

I'm feeling a little better but... I think a shot of Jack and another blanket might do the trick.

The morning coffee is prepared, the first one through the door needs to hit the button on the front. After that, business as usual.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:51 AM   #2602
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I always wonder why they always shot the banjo player. Now I know. There weren't any ukulele players present.

I'm feeling a little better but... I think a shot of Jack and another blanket might do the trick.

The morning coffee is prepared, the first one through the door needs to hit the button on the front. After that, business as usual.
Erm . . ."hit the button on the front" ??
What Button ?
Hang on; <finds glasses and puts them on>;
Oh - THAT Button; Right.
Thank You kindly.

Ye gods but it's a grim morning round here. Leaden clouds and very wet roads. No fun at all.

Time I think, to drink that coffee. . . .
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:12 AM   #2603
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I always wonder why they always shot the banjo player. Now I know. There weren't any ukulele players present.
Hey, banjos are a whole 'nother thang. I only have 5 banjo-like objects in the house and they never venture outside. Not only because of bears and pumas -- some of the neighbors are armed.

Well, I may disguise the banjo-mandolin in a tennis racquet bag. It almost fits. Not that tennis is socially acceptable up here in cracker country. The tennis courts in the nearby county park are mostly used for keg parties and certain tortures. But I digress.

Q: How can a banjo player drive faster?
A: Take the pizza sign off the roof.

Q: Why is a banjo better than an 'ukulele?
A: Burns longer.

Some folks leaving a guitar in a car return to find it stolen. Some folks leaving a banjo in a car return to find two more banjos, a stringless soprano 'uke, and three rusty jews-harps or maybe a couple of old harmonicas. Life is like that.



Just past midnight. That wasn't much sleep. It never is now. I sleep like a wolf: get up every couple hours to pee and pace. And like a wolf, no coffee.

Y'all stop by now for a fresh pot. Maybe I'll catch a contact high.

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Old 12-04-2017, 11:01 AM   #2604
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Hey, banjos are a whole 'nother thang. I only have 5 banjo-like objects in the house and they never venture outside. Not only because of bears and pumas -- some of the neighbors are armed.

Well, I may disguise the banjo-mandolin in a tennis racquet bag. It almost fits. Not that tennis is socially acceptable up here in cracker country. The tennis courts in the nearby county park are mostly used for keg parties and certain tortures. But I digress.

Q: How can a banjo player drive faster?
A: Take the pizza sign off the roof.

Q: Why is a banjo better than an 'ukulele?
A: Burns longer.

Some folks leaving a guitar in a car return to find it stolen. Some folks leaving a banjo in a car return to find two more banjos, a stringless soprano 'uke, and three rusty jews-harps or maybe a couple of old harmonicas. Life is like that.



Just past midnight. That wasn't much sleep. It never is now. I sleep like a wolf: get up every couple hours to pee and pace. And like a wolf, no coffee.

Y'all stop by now for a fresh pot. Maybe I'll catch a contact high.
OK.
I got the coffee, but why, oh why does stuff like "Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Original 1949)" have to have a bloody violin included ?

Meanwhile, I'll find the coffee.
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:08 PM   #2605
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OK.
I got the coffee, but why, oh why does stuff like "Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Original 1949)" have to have a bloody violin included ?

Meanwhile, I'll find the coffee.
That ain't no fuckin' violin. That there's a fiddle.

On a separate issue, Welcome to Moanday and another week of toil for you work-a-week peoples.

Time to freshen up the coffee for our late bloomers.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:26 PM   #2606
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That ain't no fuckin' violin. That there's a fiddle.

On a separate issue, Welcome to Moanday and another week of toil for you work-a-week peoples.

Time to freshen up the coffee for our late bloomers.
Sure looks like a violin.
Go on then, wassa diffrence ?
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:28 PM   #2607
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I always wonder why they always shot the banjo player. Now I know. There weren't any ukulele players present.
Or accordion or bagpipe players.
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Sure looks like a violin.
Go on then, wassa diffrence ?
Tea please
One cuppa coming up.

As for the difference, you'd have to ask someone smarter than me.

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Old 12-04-2017, 07:57 PM   #2609
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Or accordion or bagpipe players.
"Accordions don't play Lady Of Spain -- people do!"
--official motto of the annual Cotati, CA accordion festival.

No accordions in my house, but I will admit to an East German concertina (squeezebox). I hardly ever play it though, I'll swear to that, honest!

As for bagpipes, they're total terrorist tools, sonic weapons designed to fill enemies' hearts with despair and dismay. The very sound is enough for one to drop their lance and shield and RUN! RUN! 'Tis not cowardice, to flee the pipes.

We need pipers stationed around Tromp Tower. But I digress.

I lust for more small stringed instruments. An Andean charango, even without the armadillo-shell body. A bowed psaltery. Tahitian and Fijian 'ukes. A real Venezuelan quatro -- but I could start with a baritone 'uke strung like one. A balalaika. A dulcitar (dulcimer stringing on a mini-guitar-like body.) I've been looking at some cheap traditional Japanese lutes. And a pocket 'uke.

"Is that an 'ukulele in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"

Oh fuck, I need coffee. Well, four chocolate-covered almonds remain...
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:02 PM   #2610
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As for the difference, you'd have to ask someone smarter than me.
Pete Seeger quoted an old-time banjo picker as saying, "Hell, thar ain't no notes on a banjar! Ya just PLAY!" A violinist plays notes. A fiddler plays.

Chili and cornbread for dinner.

UPDATE - Winter storm. High winds. Trees down. Power out. UPS will die soon, taking out WiFi and DSL. This tablet will be useless soon. Sayonara...

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Old 12-04-2017, 08:52 PM   #2611
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Saw a wreck up close and personal on the way home tonight, she hit the wall in front of me . . . then beside me, but I managed to avoid contrbuting. Dinner came with plenty of wine tonight.
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Saw a wreck up close and personal on the way home tonight, she hit the wall in front of me . . . then beside me, but I managed to avoid contrbuting. Dinner came with plenty of wine tonight.
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Hypoxia - a clue.

There is a clue in the Sydney Morning Herald Cryptic crossword today (Tuesday) which reads: "Musician to prohibit Support"
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There is a clue in the Sydney Morning Herald Cryptic crossword today (Tuesday) which reads: "Musician to prohibit Support"
Lemme guess! Lemme guess! "Bagpiper?"
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Well, my birthday is about over and my best present is I'm feeling much better. Housemate and houseguest are both sleeping soundly and I soon will be.

A fresh pot is ready for the morning crew. Ya'll have a good night.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:25 AM   #2616
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Well, my birthday is about over and my best present is I'm feeling much better. Housemate and houseguest are both sleeping soundly and I soon will be.

A fresh pot is ready for the morning crew. Ya'll have a good night.
Happy Birthday, glad you are feeling better.
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Lemme guess! Lemme guess! "Bagpiper?"
Well the answer has 8 letters but that ain't it. Remember that each word in the clue has relevance. The Poms and Aussies should get it because cryptic is their style of crossword, wheras American crosswords tend towards general knowleddge.
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There is a clue in the Sydney Morning Herald Cryptic crossword today (Tuesday) which reads: "Musician to prohibit Support"
I'll go with Flautist or Banjoist. Too bad Drummer won't fit.

Q: How can you tell when the drum platform is level?
A: The drummer drools from both sides of his mouth.

Then there are the classical takes:

Q: How many sopranos are needed to change a light bulb?
A: One to replace the bulb, and three to kick the chair from under her.

Q: What's the difference between a tenor and an orca?
A: Twentyfive pounds and a tuxedo.

Q: What is the definition of a semitone?
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Wish I did crosswords; (I never understood the cryptics at all).
It's grim cloud this morning; Coffee please
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Morning all,

It is cloudy and raining here. Our high for the day of 71 was three or four hours ago. Temp headed down toward 50 as I type. Bear went across the pond and someone left that friggin door open to the north pole again.

OH yeah, fresh hot coffee is now available, that is if I don't drink it all.
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Morning all,

It is cloudy and raining here. Our high for the day of 71 was three or four hours ago. Temp headed down toward 50 as I type. Bear went across the pond and someone left that friggin door open to the north pole again.

OH yeah, fresh hot coffee is now available, that is if I don't drink it all.
We are told we'll have a similar problem in the next few days. I ain't looking forward to it.
Meanwhile, I think it's time for a cup of tea.
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We are told we'll have a similar problem in the next few days. I ain't looking forward to it.
Meanwhile, I think it's time for a cup of tea.
What they say out in the Texas panhandle is "There ain't nothin' 'tween here and the north pole but barbed wire, and that blowed down."
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I'll go with Flautist or Banjoist. Too bad Drummer won't fit.
Musician to Prohibit Support

To Prohibit is to Ban.

Joist is a Support thus Banjoist is the answer.

And some folks maintain that a Banjoist is a musician - opinions vary.
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First we had thunderstorms. Then we lost power. Lights were back on in the night. Today the internet was out. But I managed to do some writing so it wasn't all bad.
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What they say out in the Texas panhandle is "There ain't nothin' 'tween here and the north pole but barbed wire, and that blowed down."
In Kansas it was, "...barbed wire, but all the barbs is turned with the wind." And, "Kansas weather: Too hot and too windy, or too cold and too windy."

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Musician to Prohibit Support

To Prohibit is to Ban.

Joist is a Support thus Banjoist is the answer.

And some folks maintain that a Banjoist is a musician - opinions vary.
I got lucky, then.

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First we had thunderstorms. Then we lost power. Lights were back on in the night. Today the internet was out. But I managed to do some writing so it wasn't all bad.
High winds, trees down here. Power was out through most of the night. DSL was down but landlines were up but we don't use modems now so tough on us. Around 2am I took my flashlight to a wired phone and called PG&E's number to get a repair time estimate. Right then, power came back on. Too bad I can't play that trick regularly.
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Meanwhile, it's that time again. A long drive to the med center early tomorrow for a heart procedure, "cardiac cath," an angiogram with a camera on a cable stuck into a vein and angled heartward to see what's there. I might end up with a stent, which is like surgery, and I dislike surgery, but tough on me. And I don't even get to take an 'uke along. [/me whines] A stent won't fix the main problem but it gives the cardiologists something to occupy their time.

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