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    Local Concerts -Taimane and Jake

    Okay, just saw Taimane will be at Proctors Theater in Schenectady on January 11 - it is a 400 seat black box theater, and tickets are $25 each. As of this AM when I got mine, only 128 tickets had...
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    I actually like the look of it; the stacked heel...

    I actually like the look of it; the stacked heel is nice - to me - and I think the stripe up the neck is pretty. My opinion is simply that the only way to avoid such things is check them all in...
  3. Thread: Ukulele Hats

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    Some of us watched the McKenzie Brothers on SCTV,...

    Some of us watched the McKenzie Brothers on SCTV, eh?

    Take off.
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    As much as I would have loved to,John, the...

    As much as I would have loved to,John, the Carnegie Hall ushers were swooping down on anyone with a camera/phone during the concert.

    One interesting turn of events is that before the hall opened,...
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    Yup. I have lots of hats. Mostly wide-brimmed...

    Yup. I have lots of hats. Mostly wide-brimmed when I'm out doors (I've had 2nd degree sunburn on my head and neck twice, so ALWAYS have a hat now), but various straw hats, berets, a coachman style...
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    Arlo at Carnegie Hall

    Saturday night, November 30, 2019, I saw Arlo Guthrie at his 52 - and Final - Thanksgiving Concert at Carnegie Hall.

    As usual, it was superb. Bu there was one thing different:

    In all the years...
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    The original Hard Shell Case for Fluke was made...

    The original Hard Shell Case for Fluke was made by Gator. That's what I have for my Fluke Tenor.

    Fits the instrument perfectly, and fits in the overhead bin on any any commercial flight I've...
  8. I use the D'Addario/Planet Waves tuners - too...

    I use the D'Addario/Planet Waves tuners - too many broken Snarks to justify keeping them.

    I like to get the quick, digital tuning, then tweak it by ear. When I'm solo, I don't really worry about ...
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    A friend of mine just forwarded this to me... ...

    A friend of mine just forwarded this to me...

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    Goal Oriented

    Goal Oriented
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    I had a strap button added to the heel of my Donaldson Custom Concert Ukulele. I forgot to ask Bradford to put one on when he built the uke, and just worked around it for a while, until I happened to...
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    I don't use Facebook. I just went to the Cocobolo...

    I don't use Facebook. I just went to the Cocobolo Ukuleles website to join the lottery.


    -Kurt
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    I've got a Cordoba gig bac, that came with the...

    I've got a Cordoba gig bac, that came with the Cordoba soprano. That is the current home for my 1920s Stella Banjo Uke, which rarely leaves the building. (I'm not worried about it, it just has no...
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    citrus fruit

    citrus fruit
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    Geez, Jerry, you scared the daylights out of me!...

    Geez, Jerry, you scared the daylights out of me!

    With that header, I thought YOU were selling some of YOURS!

    I brought mine to the Open in at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, this past...
  16. Thread: Ukulele Picks

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    I gave up using picks years ago as a guitar...

    I gave up using picks years ago as a guitar player, when I realized that I couldn't hold onto one. Never liked the feel of finger picks, although a thumb pick was the only way I didn't drop my pick....
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    My problem was that I had two tweed cases, side...

    My problem was that I had two tweed cases, side by side - one a Moku Soprano (no pickup), one an Ohana Concert( Mi-Si pickup). I had specifically put the Ohana in that position, to grab it for a gig,...
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    sugar maple

    sugar maple
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    Yeah, that's how they get you... Pretty pictures...

    Yeah, that's how they get you... Pretty pictures are one thing, but when someone puts one in your hands....

    "Here, play this. The first strum's free..."
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    Many, many years ago (1982), there was a singer...

    Many, many years ago (1982), there was a singer named Bing Crosby (for those of you younger than a Certain Age) who did Christmas Specials on television. One year, one of his guests was a young rock...
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    Oh, I see. Uh-huh. Congrats on the new...

    Oh, I see.

    Uh-huh.

    Congrats on the new Cocobolo Super Soprano #73, Jerry.



    (g)
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    Scrooge was misunderstood. Last year,one of...

    Scrooge was misunderstood.

    Last year,one of our Uke groups was doing songs near the Holidays Season, and one of the group members pulled out "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer". In the name of...
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    Just got the Gator HSC for the Cocobolo. A tight...

    Just got the Gator HSC for the Cocobolo. A tight fit, but I like Gator cases. Plus, I can tell by looking at the case which uke it is (I once mixed up which uke to take to a gig, 'cause both were in...
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    I'm not Christian, but I had to sing Christmas...

    I'm not Christian, but I had to sing Christmas songs in school choirs most of my life. So I'm not too enamored of them, either.

    However, I've learned several holiday songs, because my partner and...
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    I'm just grateful it didn't scratch the uke's...

    I'm just grateful it didn't scratch the uke's neck.
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