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    We got married in 1994 by a Marriage Commissioner...

    We got married in 1994 by a Marriage Commissioner at the San Francisco City Hall - what a gorgeous place! The Commissioner, my wife, and two friends.

    Our reception was two days later at the San...
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    Thank for doing this one, John - I almost did it...

    Thank for doing this one, John - I almost did it a few weeks back when the Season was Up/Down/High/Low... but ran out of time, and then family issues got in the way of doing videos again...

    I...
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    Poll: Not Zoom - the resolution and sound quality at my...

    Not Zoom - the resolution and sound quality at my house sucks rocks, regardless of what equipment I use.

    Used to play with 2-3 groups, and performed gigs solo/with a partner.

    But since the...
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    But are the fees US or UK fees?

    But are the fees US or UK fees?
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    I don't know how that one was resolved, but I...

    I don't know how that one was resolved, but I bought National Resophonic Uke from someone in Tasmania (his name rhymes with "Hon Plunken") sometime after that, and there was not duty fee.

    I also...
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    Union rules - 2 are o a b.

    Union rules - 2 are o a b.
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    Poll: I paid more for each of our last 4 vehicles than...

    I paid more for each of our last 4 vehicles than I paid for my house in 1994. And when my Dad bought their house in 1963, while earning about $1.85/hr, the house was only about $9,000.

    Since my...
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    Gorgeous, Brad. But I know I don't need...

    Gorgeous, Brad.

    But I know I don't need another ukulele.

    How much for the prototype?


    -Kurt

    (Not that I afford it, anyway...)
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    Hi, Bradford. I'm not a builder, never will be...

    Hi, Bradford.

    I'm not a builder, never will be one, but I'm wondering: With a carved top on a uke, would you be placing a Sound Post, as members of the violin family use?

    I'm told that lets the...
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    I am still waiting for some books I ordered for a...

    I am still waiting for some books I ordered for a class. They were print-to-order, and shipped on February 2nd from Cedar Rapids, IA via FedEx Sure Post , which uses Last Mile delivery by USPS.
    ...
  11. I finally had a spare 20 minutes! Here's another...

    I finally had a spare 20 minutes! Here's another one-take wonder - one of Jim Yates' (and my) Favorite Guy Clark songs.

    I hope you like my the t-shirt - my wife gave it to me. She said I can be a...
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    How did I know that Jerry would go for this one?...

    How did I know that Jerry would go for this one?

    (I thought about it, but still trying to get back in shape after the 5-month layoff...)
  13. I'm planning on Guy Clark, if I can get the time...

    I'm planning on Guy Clark, if I can get the time - we have a wake coming up, I have to help my wife at the Yarn Shop Thursday after work,, need to work on Mom's plumbing somewhere in between...
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    I did this song years ago, for one of the earlier...

    I did this song years ago, for one of the earlier seasons, but it bears repeating.

    I met my wife in the SF Bay Area.


    https://youtu.be/bSuRyPqwoiE
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    I have been to both Scotland and Hawaii -...

    I have been to both Scotland and Hawaii - Technically I was in Scotland twice, having flown into Paisley, meandering down to Wolverhampton, over through Wales, up through Cambria, and back to...
  16. Thread: Cordoba Ukes

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    The Ukulele Site has a photo of a 32T - there is...

    The Ukulele Site has a photo of a 32T - there is a single dot at 5th and 10th fret, double dot at 7th.

    And it is Out Of Stock.
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    And all I could think of, while reading Jerry's...

    And all I could think of, while reading Jerry's post, is that he is only about 60-90 minutes south of me -and it was too damned cold to even think about going outside with a ukulele here!

    But the...
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    All set now.

    All set now.
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    This song is one of the first that I ever learned...

    This song is one of the first that I ever learned to play by ear, on guitar, back when I was in Junior High School.

    I used to sing it with Susan Marinucci and Ken Bascue - I wonder where they are...
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    Wow... It has been 10 months since I've posted a...

    Wow... It has been 10 months since I've posted a video! And for 5 of them, I was unemployed and unmotivated!

    I still don't have a lot of time, but today... I had a chance to do 3 "One and Done...
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    Except for some jazz compositions, where it is...

    Except for some jazz compositions, where it is intentional.

    Or most things written by Charles Ives.
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    A Duke Ellington quote I learned by way of...

    A Duke Ellington quote I learned by way of Professor Peter Schickele...

    Thanks, Jim!
  23. Thread: Cordoba Ukes

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    The 2nd or 3rd ukulele I bought was a Cordoba...

    The 2nd or 3rd ukulele I bought was a Cordoba TM-20. I played a couple at a guitar center (along with a couple of Mitchell and Fender - I won't touch either of those, ever again) and it was OK. If...
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    And often the singer has a voice that works in an...

    And often the singer has a voice that works in an entirely different key than yours does, so you must transpose, in order to sing it (sometimes without hurting yourself).

    Fret the ukulele, not the...
  25. I've had surgery on both elbows for torn tendons,...

    I've had surgery on both elbows for torn tendons, have a damaged nerve in my right shoulder, and have moderate carpel tunnel syndrome in my right arm (the left hasn't been tested). I'm a big fan of...
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