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#29698 - 10/11/06 08:08 PM Sad day...
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It's a very sad day today... I stored my bike for the Winter today.


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#29699 - 10/11/06 08:13 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

spring is only round the corner, right!

ste

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#29700 - 10/11/06 08:31 PM Re: Sad day...
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I'm counting the days. No idea why I stay in this part of the country, I need to go South were there is no snow. I just hate to see it sitting in the garage all covered up and lonely...
I'll be crying myself to sleep tonight... sniff,sniff...

J


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#29701 - 10/11/06 08:32 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

Yeah, I get the idea that bike is an important part of your life. But can you do other bike-related things over the winter to keep yourself engaged with it? Or find other things to do that are fun and exciting in a similar way?

The important point here is that you need fulfilling exciting - and safe! - things to do with yourself, over the winter as much as during times when the weather is better.

Much love,
Larry

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As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#29702 - 10/11/06 08:38 PM Re: Sad day...
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Yeah my bike is the only thing I've ever had that I legitimately bought, fixed up, got on the road and it's the only thing that was never taken from me and it's just about the only thing I have left that I never sold or traded for sex/drugs or both!

Bike related things? What the hell are you talking about Larry? \:\) And you just had to put that in there "safe" didn't you! lol

No worries, the bike is away so it's time for the guitar to come back out.


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#29703 - 10/11/06 09:59 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

Quote:
And you just had to put that in there "safe" didn't you!
Truth be told, yep, I did have to put that in there. ;\)

Hey, the guitar sounds good. Try out some new ideas and styles, open tunings, slide, whatever. See what you come up with.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#29704 - 10/12/06 01:40 PM Re: Sad day...
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New ideas and styles? I don't think so. I'm pretty closed minded when it comes to my music. I have my own style. All the poetry I've posted here are lyrics, hard to read the words and get the meaning without the music backing it though.
Funny since I came out of the program I can't seem to come up with anything new, as far as lyrics go. All my songs are about anger, pain, hatred, etc. I just don't feel all that angry anymore.

By the way... I miss my bike


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#29705 - 10/12/06 02:13 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

Things being new isn't the point really - the idea is just to discover things about yourself that are worth exploring.

For example, your lack of anger. That sounds like a step forward. Perhaps you have looked at the bad times and expressed enough anger already, so now you are prepared to move on.

I doubt that you are closed-minded about your music; more likely you are just playing what you like. That's fine.

Missing your bike: I guess that just shows how much you enjoy it when the weather is good enough to do so. I'm the same way about guitars. My 12-string is in PA, so when I'm in Europe I miss it. But when I'm in PA I miss my old Gibson flattop and my 1931 Dobro, which are in the UK. And here in the UK I miss my very cool finger-picking special, which is in Hamburg. <<<<< sigh >>>>>

My mom says she's waiting to see will the guitars all gravitate to one place. Then she will KNOW I am dropping anchor for good!

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#29706 - 10/12/06 02:35 PM Re: Sad day...
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Hey at least you have one everywhere you go. If you ever want to get rid of that Dobro let me know. I have a Fender acoustic 4 string base, another Fender acoustic Corrs (don't ask me how I got that) but she's sweet original tobacco sunburst, huge mahogany back and my favorite is my Fender Strat, she's basic but beautiful blizzard pearl, 3 texmex pickups... sweet sounding. Actually I didn't know that you played, you read music pretty good? I can send you some tabs if you want...
Yes, I like this conversation, it makes me happy


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#29707 - 10/12/06 03:30 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

Sure, send me some tabs of your stuff. I can read tab but I'm shite at writing it; I usually don't even know what key I'm in and just wing it. I have some songs of my own but they're mainly acoustic blues so perhaps not your thing.

Hey, I have TWO Dobros and one is for sale on consignment in London. \:\) The problem is that it's another vintage one (1935) so pretty expensive. If I had to buy old guitars I doubt I could afford it.

My son has a Strat too, also a Les Paul. He's into heavy metal, but does other things too.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#29708 - 10/12/06 04:11 PM Re: Sad day...
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How much?


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#29709 - 10/12/06 04:13 PM Re: Sad day...
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Larry

Not Martin DOBROS ....... Are they?

I have a Fender accoustic(lower priced end) but I still cant get a tune out of the bloody thing.

Kirk
"Lets grab this bull by the horns and swing it about a bit"


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#29710 - 10/12/06 04:18 PM Re: Sad day...
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Forget it Kirk, I asked first...

C'mon Larry... how much?

J


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#29711 - 10/12/06 04:52 PM Re: Sad day...
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Here's the link for details:

http://www.resocentre.com/index.php?id=54,73,0,0,1,0

But forget that price, which includes their commission and commercial markup. If I sell it privately we eliminate all that. Make me an offer!

No Kirk, not a Martin; they never made resonators back then. Dobro was the patented trade name for resonator guitars using a particular type of sound amplification system; in the days before the electric guitar they were trying to make a guitar that could be heard over the noise in a juke or club. The guitars of the Dobro company were made in two places: LA on the West Coast and I think Chicago. This is a Chicago model built in 1935 by Regal, which did all the Dobros sold east of the Rockies to save on shipping costs. But it's still a Dobro and bears the "Dobro" logo on the headstock.

This one is set for slide, of course; that's what these things were meant for. It's a VERY cool guitar, like you would expect from a Dobro that's 70 years old: nice sweet highs and deep growly low notes. The guys I left it with are experts, and they have graded it as being in "excellent" condition.

Much plunking,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#29712 - 10/12/06 05:29 PM Re: Sad day...
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Sweet, is that nickel plated or painted metal?
I like the porthole vs F hole too.
Does it come with a case?


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#29713 - 10/12/06 11:05 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

It's wood, like the 1929 National Triolians. That's why the tone has mellowed so nicely over the years. No breaks or cracks. And yes, it comes with a case.

L.

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#29714 - 10/13/06 01:18 PM Re: Sad day...
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#29715 - 10/13/06 01:19 PM Re: Sad day...
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#29716 - 10/13/06 01:21 PM Re: Sad day...
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#29717 - 10/13/06 01:29 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

Those are both pretty cool guitars, though the Stromberg is in reality a kinda big thing to hump around. I somehow always get myself tangled up when I'm playing an archtop.

That site also took me to a page of fantastic T-shirts. I am so putting one of those on my Christmas list!!!!!!!! ;\)

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#29718 - 10/13/06 01:30 PM Re: Sad day...
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Kirk,

Are you a novice player? If so, is the guitar in tune? If you have trouble checking manually, an electronic tuner would be a good idea.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#29719 - 10/13/06 06:20 PM Re: Sad day...
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Larry

A novice novice, I would have thought

Yeah I've got an electric tuner and I can just about play that!!!!

I see youre flogging it from Denmark Street ...... boy do I know that area well ...... the original "Tin Pan Alley"

Kirk
"Lets grab this bull by the horns and swing it about a bit"


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#29720 - 10/13/06 06:22 PM Re: Sad day...
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You could take it into any music store and they're happy to tune it for you. They'll show you how too.


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#29721 - 10/13/06 06:57 PM Re: Sad day...
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Kirk,

Yeah it's a great place and great guys running the shop. Absolutely wonderful friends and they really know their guitars. Both of them have played professionally and can still make a resonator absolutely cry!

Go down there and have a look yourself if you want - they have my guitar on the wall there. But then I would have to do the sale through them and all the commissions and so on would apply.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#29722 - 10/13/06 07:00 PM Re: Sad day...
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from bikes to guitars \:\)


It's still nice here, til this weekend, then the rain comes back, but I've got two flat tires on my old schwinn.

I've got a Ric, the 620 or 650 (?), it's the "crest of the wave" body style, and a Squire strat, and an Ovation 6-string acoustic. Oh and an Aria classical that needs repair, and a Hondo "les paul" (can't part with anything-my first electric guitar, $199 in 1982) I'm thinking I need to take lessons and learn something new. I play the same stuff all the time.

Never played a dobro, they're amazingly loud for an acoustic.

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Stay with me I need support
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#29723 - 10/13/06 07:56 PM Re: Sad day...
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Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.
-Les Paul


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#29724 - 10/13/06 08:07 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,
Just fot into these postings. I LOVE biking. The weather here still makes it possible to go out one or two more times. What do you ride? Do you road bike or mountain bike, or both? I like both but my first love is to my road bike. Always good to talk to another biker. My experience has been that bikers are really good people! Just had to put in my two cents.
BC


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#29725 - 10/13/06 08:24 PM Re: Sad day...
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Well yeah some of them are good people, they just look rough. Some of them are complete assholes, like take for instance... my old man. He's been a biker for as long as I can remember. It's kind of funny because I ride with some of the same guys that he does sometimes, ya know the Sunday tour thing. We all get along really good but it's kind of a joke with them that when my old man is involved in the run, I'm not and when I am, he isn't. They have no idea why though. It's a wierd situation. Oh well. My bike can blow his away, lol. I now have an 06 Harley Fatboy, barely street legal lol, gets a lot of attention from the cops and the girls! lol She's very loud and very sweet. Not real comfy long distance but great around town. I had it customized a little bit at the shop and had our paint guy do a nice job on the tank, bright black metalic.
The weather here will probably cooperate for a little while more too but I don't take any chances. First sign of Winter means she's stored, that's it. \:\)


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#29726 - 10/13/06 08:43 PM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

That's so cool you take such good care of your bike. I'm like that with my guitars. I take them out of their cases, polish and check them, even talk to them lol.

Talk about issues!!! \:D :p :rolleyes:

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#29727 - 10/13/06 08:51 PM Re: Sad day...
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lol yeah I talk to my bike.
I smash the hell out of my guitars though... \:\)


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#29728 - 10/14/06 12:26 AM Re: Sad day...
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Jay,

Ah! But does your bike reply to you when you talk to her? My Dobro does, although sometimes she's jealous of the old Gibson. And don't even get me STARTED on the Martin 12-string!!! The others are just furious when I get the Martin out and just stare at her. They even go out of tune on me at the same time, in solidarity with each other.

Like I said ... issues.

Much negotiating,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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