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Houston we've got a real problem

Postby mudshark » 21 May 2024, 00:47

The wife returned from a triumphant performance at the Palo Pinto Native Flute Festival. I'm proud of her.
HOWEVER!! She bought a $1700 dulcimer for $325.00 at a silent auction and is now tuning it in our bedroom.
It's been 3 hours and still we're not close to Lucy in the sky etc. I'm at the verge of a mental breakdown.
Any interest? Free Shipping! I may send the wife as well.
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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby Matt Wilson » 21 May 2024, 00:52

My daughter is in the other room practicing her clarinet. It's so loud that even if I close her door, then the hall door, I can still hear it in the living room.

Play some Zappa at deafening volume I says.

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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby mudshark » 21 May 2024, 00:58

Sorry, can't hear you. I'm currently playing some Zappa at deafening volume.
My Guitar wants to kill your dulcimer.
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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby C » 21 May 2024, 09:37

Is it too late to stop the cheque....?




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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby The Fish » 21 May 2024, 12:32

I'll take the dulcimer and the clarinet played together out of tune by a gang of chimpanzees over Zappa
We're way past rhubarb

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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby naughty boy » 21 May 2024, 12:36

I think anyone with their head screwed on would say the same.
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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby GoogaMooga » 21 May 2024, 12:38

When I was a child, there weren't that many after school actvities in my little school. But my parents forced me to learn to play the recorder. I hated it with a passion, so after givng my only live performance ever, in a club for the elderly, I took a bow and quit. Took the recorder home, for we didn't throw out stuff in the old days. My kid brother discovered it, and found out he could irk me by blowing notes on the damn thing. I don't know what happened next, but I do know that it is long gone, and good for that. Has the recorder EVER sounded good in a musical ensemble? I seriously doubt it. Can't think of any examples.
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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby ChrisB » 21 May 2024, 14:07

GoogaMooga wrote:so after giving my only live performance ever, in a club for the elderly, I took a bow and quit. .


"For the elderly" caught my eye. When in my teens, I was a member of a Church Youth Club and we were asked to provide "entertainment" at an Old Peoples' Home at Xmas. Because I played guitar, I was asked to start the proceedings. Nervously gazing at the old folks, I smiled, strummed the chord of G and started to sing "Knocking on heaven's door" :oops:

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Postby GoogaMooga » 21 May 2024, 15:30

Do you still play the guitar? Musicians have that extra insight and terminology which I miss.
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Postby ChrisB » 21 May 2024, 15:33

GoogaMooga wrote:Do you still play the guitar? Musicians have that extra insight and terminology which I miss.


I do still play, and apart from"Dance of the puppets" from "In the Court of the Crimson King", the best place for a recorder is in the river :)

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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby mudshark » 21 May 2024, 16:20

naughty boy wrote:I think anyone with their head screwed on would say the same.


Would be nice if one of you Zappa-haters (apparently) would put on My Guitar... etc and explain why it is a horrible song.
I'm currently trying to play it on the dulcimer and it's still quite palatable.

I've mastered parts of "there's no way to delay, that trouble coming every day" on the damn thing.
This behemoth is growing on me. already.
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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby C » 21 May 2024, 16:35

The Fish wrote:I'll take the dulcimer and the clarinet played together out of tune by a gang of chimpanzees over Zappa


:lol:

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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby C » 21 May 2024, 16:39

GoogaMooga wrote:Have the recorder EVER sounded good in a musical ensemble? I seriously doubt it. Can't think of any examples.


The mediaevalist progressive rock group Gryphon automatically come to mind. (The Prog Goons wil be well aware of them).
Richard Harvey is one of the great players apparently

Then of course there is Gentle Giant that feature recorder in many of their tracks - often three-handed



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Re: Houston we've got a real problem

Postby Charlie O. » 21 May 2024, 16:40

mudshark wrote:
naughty boy wrote:I think anyone with their head screwed on would say the same.


Would be nice if one of you Zappa-haters (apparently) would put on My Guitar... etc and explain why it is a horrible song.
I'm currently trying to play it on the dulcimer and it's still quite palatable.

I've mastered parts of "there's no way to delay, that trouble coming every day" on the damn thing.
This behemoth is growing on me. already.

:lol:

Did the instrument arrive encased in a pod, by any chance?

(I've always loved the recorder, me.)
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