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    Decent cheap Mandolin

    you probably will need to reposition the bridge to adjust the intonation, because it kinda needs to be done by hand and usually never is when you get a cheap-o from a factory. the harmonic at the middle of the string should sound the same note as the string fretted on the 12th fret, ie the...
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    All that BullShit about the collapse of Civilization

    what in the fuck is debt or inflation supposed to have to do with civilization? these are abstract values fixed in a certain way at a certain time by a particular phase of society. if anything you're talking about a horizon faced by capitalist civilization, not civilization per se. only it's not...
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    Who here writes music?

    i haven't been too focused on playing or writing music with lyrics for the past year or so, but i used to be. and i agree it is tough as hell. i think part of the reason i stopped has to do with embarrassment about how emo and personal some of the things i put out there were, and i reflected on...
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    I bought a decent cheap-o violin for $20.

    no problem! good luck, enjoy, etc.!
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    Decent cheap Mandolin

    i feel like the hard case is probably worth it. not a fun way to spend money, but neither is repairing or replacing the instrument - such a cheap one could probably crack fairly easily, and then it's junk...maybe you can find a used one? if you are really set on DIYing it, you could do a double...
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    I bought a decent cheap-o violin for $20.

    oh yeah and also about bowing... most common rookie mistake is holding the bow like a fucking sword and kind of rotating it relative to the strings....no no no... watch yourself in a mirror and make sure you are going straight! also your fingers + thumb should make kinda like a tunnel, not out...
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    I bought a decent cheap-o violin for $20.

    i will give you a little advice based on how i got started, hope it helps: at first you should completely separate your left and right hand practice, which is to say roughly, fretting and bowing. if you played guitar or uke or something before this that will help because you can hold the...
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    Albequrque New Mexico @ Big D's

    so.........where do the punk/folk shows and shit go down in this town?
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    Learning the mandolin

    obviously it depends what you want to do (what sort of music etc), but i think if you're competent on guitar and bass, that will serve you well - mando is a great easy lil thing to fuck with if you've got some string knowledge already. the main 'special technique' it has is that tremolo picking...
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    Fast paced folk shit.

    slightly off topic, but since when is any and all acoustic music 'folk'? i realize the meaning of the term has been somewhat vague since the 60s or so, but i often think of what the members of the band rosa (who released an album on plan-it-x) said: we aren't a 'folk punk' band, we aren't sure...
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    Explain why you don't like cops?

    hey idiot, here's a better question - explain why you like cops?
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    Let's talk accordion

    Does anyone play? How did you learn? What kind of music do you play? If you travel with it, how on earth do you do it? As for me, I picked it up after playing klezmer and 'folk punk' (whatever that means) on strings for a couple years, and by imitating someone else who's also self-taught and...
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    Anyone out there like folk music?

    uh, me. the crow quill night owls are my latest obsession in this vein: http://thecrowquillnightowls.bandcamp.com
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    How did you leave?

    in the middle of high school, in the middle of the night, i actually did that dumb old trick where you put pillows in the bed to make it look like you're there. then i rode my bike to the interstate and started hitching. i was so fucking naive then, it's pretty amazing i didn't get arrested. i...
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    [Jul 1, 2013] National Rainbow Gathering (Montana)

    Ok fuck it I'm near Boise already. Who wants a ride? 4133864232