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    Keep it. My wife has kept the guitar that she had...

    Keep it. My wife has kept the guitar that she had in highschool and that would be forty years she's had it. Keeping it has not hindered her from buying and playing the ukulele, or any other...
  2. Thread: Giving Advice

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    No, not a she. Just a long time bachelor friend...

    No, not a she. Just a long time bachelor friend who likes to talk.
  3. Thread: Spring

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    Playing and singing outside. Especially with...

    Playing and singing outside. Especially with friends in the evenings around the fire on the patio.
  4. Thank you for the very kind words. The last year...

    Thank you for the very kind words. The last year has curtailed much of my busking and coffee shop gigs, but it looks like I'll be at it again soon. I'm playing a music festival in April. I started...
  5. I remember you Tudorp. I came here in 2014. I...

    I remember you Tudorp. I came here in 2014. I come to visit several times a week. I've moved on a bit in my musical journey but I still play my uke and I like this place. It is where I started.
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    I started just like you did, I bought a ukulele,...

    I started just like you did, I bought a ukulele, learned four chords, found hundreds of songs with those four chords, and started playing. I am a singer first, a ukulele player for the accompaniment....
  7. Thread: Giving Advice

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    You got to wonder if the player is so new that...

    You got to wonder if the player is so new that they haven't even yet learned about electric tuners and someone tried to tell them they need to learn how to tune by ear. Or maybe they just don't know...
  8. Thread: Giving Advice

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    Wise words. I think that often times I dispense...

    Wise words. I think that often times I dispense advise when I should just mind my own business. I think we all want to be helpful. I have a long time friend who can't buy a pair of pants without...
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    I would like to get one that says "No Such Thing...

    I would like to get one that says "No Such Thing As Too Many Ukulele Shirts." I feel self conscious wearing the shirts with some message that makes a statement about myself. I don't want to proclaim...
  10. Thread: A New Hussle?

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    The first winter we lived in Puerto Rico there...

    The first winter we lived in Puerto Rico there was this guy, very well dressed, spoke English without an accent, and he button holed me at a street festival and told me that his dad and he were down...
  11. Thread: A crack!

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    Love my Ohana. There's no quality control issues...

    Love my Ohana. There's no quality control issues with mine.
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    I've been playing ukulele for quite a while and I...

    I've been playing ukulele for quite a while and I think I'm relatively good at it. My guitar teacher teaches ukulele and banjo as well. I'll tell you that he can play circles around me on ukulele....
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    Yes, there is a pen store, The Pen and Quill I...

    Yes, there is a pen store, The Pen and Quill I think they call it, about an hour south of me. They sell bulk. I take empty bottles down and fill them. I don't know why I have to do that, but I do...
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    I have a couple of Pilot Metros that I use daily...

    I have a couple of Pilot Metros that I use daily and a more expensive Monteverde carbon fiber that is sort of my dress pen. Considering I hardly ever get dressed up I hardly ever use the Monteverde...
  15. Thread: cats or dogs

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    Neither, I'm allergic to cats. Plus I just don't...

    Neither, I'm allergic to cats. Plus I just don't like them. We had a dog when the kids were young because they wanted a puppy but it got old and died. I was not particularly saddened by the passing....
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    I'm a Neanderthal when it comes to this kind of...

    I'm a Neanderthal when it comes to this kind of stuff. I just don't have an analytic thought process. But it could be an unconscious factor as I've never picked up a slot head that I didn't say, "no...
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    I always wonder who routinely gets their ukulele...

    I always wonder who routinely gets their ukulele wet other than white water rafters and surfers who play while waiting for a wave. Otherwise I would think one could just put their uke somewhere dry...
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    I hope it is everything you imagined it would be.

    I hope it is everything you imagined it would be.
  19. Before the pandemic I was in a group that was...

    Before the pandemic I was in a group that was doing the senior center circuit. I was also doing festivals and markets. So I was constantly working on play lists and getting ready for something. So...
  20. Thread: New Models

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    And a lot of times they use some very creative...

    And a lot of times they use some very creative descriptions to convince you that they are attractive. My wife is a technical writer. She can make you think that a hex head bolt looks good.
  21. Thread: New Models

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    It is all about being a little different so that...

    It is all about being a little different so that they don't get lost in the crowd. It is marketing. They have to compete in some way to stay front and center.
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    This topic always takes me into the way back...

    This topic always takes me into the way back machine. That is the way we used to tune our guitars back in the days before electric tuners. I don't remember anyone having a tuning fork. We used a...
  23. Thread: Not So Nice?

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    I come from a culture of meat eaters, show a...

    I come from a culture of meat eaters, show a glint of weakness and you're meat. It's pretty hard to offend me. But I also realize that a lot of people, people I like, are not like that. So I try to...
  24. I have a few fountain pens but I don't collect...

    I have a few fountain pens but I don't collect them. I don't collect anything. Twenty years ago I tried to collect Case pocket knives but I didn't know what to do with them, so I gave them away as...
  25. Thread: Not So Nice?

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    It has been my experience that most people are...

    It has been my experience that most people are kind and considerate, ukuleles aside. That's why those who aren't stand out.
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