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    Quote Originally Posted by ripock View Post
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    I read an old Nero Wolfe novel in the park while smoking some rope tobacco in my pipe (that should keep people six feet away).
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    Used to smoke Samuel Gawith Black XX Twist, before the heart attack. Talk about stinky, but, the flavor was awesome!
    Will be making pipes this summer, won't be smoking though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukeanixi View Post
    Used to smoke Samuel Gawith Black XX Twist, before the heart attack. Talk about stinky, but, the flavor was awesome!
    Will be making pipes this summer, won't be smoking though!
    This was Gawith Hoggarth twist. Keep me in mind once and if you sell some pipes. I'm always in the market for a largish billiard made from decent ebauchon with any grain. To avoid the censure of the topicality police, let me add that as I sit here wondering why people eat so poorly whilst in quarantine, I am experimenting with the custom tenor hanging from my neck to see what nuance I like better after an Amaj7. I am supposed to play an Am6, but it sounds too close to the maj7 to my ear. it is too subtle. I prefer the Adim7 morphing into a B7 after a few beats. How's that for uke talk?

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    I'm doing a Spring cleaning on the yard, and playing the uke. My wife is knitting.

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    Definitely not what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RafterGirl View Post
    I had an idea a few days ago, but I’m not sure I have the courage to do it. We’ve had a few warmer days lately & many people are out walking in my neighborhood. I thought about setting up a chair in my driveway, plugging in my uke to my amp, and playing/singing. Some fun, popular, uplifting songs. Maybe folks could stop for a few minutes & listen or join in. As long as they stay 6 feet apart. Right now it’s cool & rainy, so I can work on some songs & work up my courage.

    I had that same idea. I might just do it today. However, I don't have an electric ukulele. I'll just use my tenor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnicholes View Post
    I had that same idea. I might just do it today. However, I don't have an electric ukulele. I'll just use my tenor.
    Let us know how it goes & what songs you chose. Since it will be chilly & wet this coming week, I'll work on a set list of sorts. Yesterday I was practicing Let It Be. Trying to find the key that best suits my voice.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006 (Living Waters)
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018 (Blackwater)
    Blackbird Clara - 2019 (Oasis Bright)
    Cocobolo concert - 2019 (Worth Brown)

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    I’m doin’ pretty much what I always do. I’ve been retired for a long time, and I’m definitely a homebody.

    I usually take a good walk, mess with the iPad, play an instrument or two, read Louis L’Amour and snooze.

    Sometimes I hafta go buy somethin’ but not lately of course.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE - Finger style
    Gold Tone “Mini” Travel Banjo - Steel GCEA - Noodling
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum Banjo music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum ‘n Sing

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    I'm now listening to the free Jake Shimabukuro live album that I just downloaded. Not sure how long it will be available for free, but it's a good one! (If you like Jake, anyway. LOL.)

    https://jakeshimabukuro.com/store/Fo...eid=16459acce0
    Last edited by Joyful Uke; 03-22-2020 at 09:56 AM. Reason: Added link

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    I washed the kitchen floor this morning, no church.
    I washed the bandwagon this afternoon, no gig.
    Gee, it's big! And it was filthy. (The bandwagon)
    Can you tell I'm bored?
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    New Zealand goes into total lockdown at 12.00 pm Wednesday for a minimum of 4 weeks but in reality more like 8 or 12. Only essential services will be operating, all other places of work are to close and everyone is to self isolate at home. Supermarkets, pharmacies etc will be open but nothing else. It's going to be an interesting experience, but we have to beat this virus somehow, and social distancing seems to be the only way to stop the spread.
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    Dennis

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