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    Bassett Hound Racing

    They run several heat races over the 10-minute video. Unlike horse racing, these are all different. People can be so creative and fun!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEErtnSGhs
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    My shop used to be next to a guitar store. I was...

    My shop used to be next to a guitar store. I was just getting through the learning stages of making ukuleles when people starting showing up wanting bookcases, etc. So we made a lot of plywood boxes...
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    I'm in the group as well. Once while standing...

    I'm in the group as well.

    Once while standing at the register in a package store, someone opened a back door and set off the screechy tone alarm. I looked at my daughter and said, "You hear that...
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    I just tried the YouTube link and it came up as...

    I just tried the YouTube link and it came up as CLOSED.
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    Zombie Doobie Zom in print form: 103984

    Zombie Doobie Zom in print form:

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    Zombie Doobie Zom

    I made a quick video of "Zombie Doobie Zom" for Halloween. It follows the basic C Am Dm G7 pattern along with an F7 C in the chorus. The original tune is Come Go With Me (Del Vikings). Makes for a...
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    Festool random orbit sanders have three major...

    Festool random orbit sanders have three major benefits. First, the dust extraction system works very well. Allows you to work indoors and not create a cloud. It also holds the sander to the surface...
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    I outgrew my home shop some years ago. An old...

    I outgrew my home shop some years ago. An old piano repair space came available nearby and I moved in. The plan was to build ukuleles, pedal boards, and the occasional speaker box for the guitar...
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    Venice Grand Prix - 1915

    Venice California hosted an auto race in 1915. It was St Patrick's Day, March 17, a Wednesday. "Master Driver of the World" Barney Oldfield won by going the 300 mile distance without stopping.
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    Weissenborn Ukulele - c1920s

    A vintage ukulele came into Guitar Merchant for some basic repair and a restring. The interior branding says H. Weissenborn Los Angeles, Calif.

    Of course I had to look it up. Turns out Hermann...
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    Happy to share the passion. That was done when...

    Happy to share the passion. That was done when Jay still had a job.

    As it happens, I have recently recorded a presentation about the Santa Monica Road Races and posted it on YouTube. It's broken...
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    Minor hijack alert... I made up "The Zombie...

    Minor hijack alert...

    I made up "The Zombie Song" and performed it at an Open Mic. It starts at 4:35 and runs to 7:15. Based off the oldie Come Go With Me. My voice goes high when singing this...
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    Ukulele and Upright Bass @ Open Mic

    Back in February I played as "Featured Performer" for the weekly Guitar Merchant open mic. Chad Watson joined in with his Upright Bass.

    While I had performed once or twice prior, this was my first...
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    Danke danke danke, UU. The uke travels well...

    Danke danke danke, UU.

    The uke travels well and is widely accepted as a friendly instrument. I won't have much luck learning to speak German in a couple of weeks, but one of these songs will be...
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    simple German language song needed

    My wife and I are doing a Rhine River cruise to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary next month. I always travel with a uke and am wondering if there is a simple German language song I can learn...
  16. Open Mic -- Festured Performer -- Uke and Upright Bass

    Our local Open Mic gives eight minutes or two songs. Some guys are pretty good, others are off in eight minutes. There is also a 30-minute slot for the Featured Performer. That was me in February. A...
  17. I used to host a uke jam at Guitar Merchant in...

    I used to host a uke jam at Guitar Merchant in Canoga Park twice a month. We lasted several years before finally giving way. I think Guitar Merchant has another uke jam going on, but I don't know for...
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    LA to Chicago in 3.5 minutes

    I live in Los Angeles and my daughter attends college in Chicago. Following this past Christmas holiday, she and I drove her car to Chicago and I flew back.

    We taped an iPod to the windshield and...
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    What is it you desire most?

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/uaWA2GbcnJU

    This one is an ad for life insurance, but you don't get clued in until the very end. Three minutes well spent I say.
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    UU guy on Jay Leno's Book Club

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rvSU1DcSNE

    The guy in the middle is me.

    Our video won the Motor Press Guild "Best Video of 2013" award shortly after this episode was shot, so we didn't get to...
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    One weekend years ago, the announcer, GM, and...

    One weekend years ago, the announcer, GM, and maintenance guys for Irwindale Raceway (dragstrip) went out to do some cleaning up, painting, etc. The strip was closed, no racing. When they turned on...
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    Last I checked, the permit alone for a small...

    Last I checked, the permit alone for a small spray finishing booth in Los Angeles is $1300. Plus equipment, plus annual renewal/inspection. I don't know anyone who is for a dirty environment, but...
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    I have a couple of work shirts emblazoned with...

    I have a couple of work shirts emblazoned with "Hemp Cone Technology" referring to a Tone Tubby line of speakers. Don't know about the speakers, but the shirts are nice. Gets some funny looks.
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  24. I've made and sold quite a few of these. I always...

    I've made and sold quite a few of these. I always suggest placing a humidifier inside the case. One customer had the great idea of adding a small cushion under the body to keep them from swinging. I...
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    I made a batch of ten tenors earlier this year as...

    I made a batch of ten tenors earlier this year as an exercise to practice building ukuleles. I made a point of using wood from the same boards, etc in an effort to get six of ten sounding similar....
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