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4 minutes ago, BelindaN said:

On the creative side my mother plays the piano, my daughter plays the piano..........me? not a musical bone and how I regret that.

Oh, for crying out loud. What is it with you people and bones? I'm going to wear grooves in the basement stairs running down and up to fetch my medical kit. And I don't think I have any piano bones left, will accordion do? zither?

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"You People".......??????haha!

Wars have been started for saying less than "You People".................?

However, I think by choice I would like to play the mandolin.......................I love the sound...........Mmmmmmm!

If not just the acoustic guitar................But piano/keyboard would be fantastic........to go somewhere and play music without music.......

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9 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

Oooooh, I hope you take note whether anyone else is taking notes, and if not, take notes that reflect your personal politics, not what was actually said. You might be the most powerful person in the room Zennessa!

 

7 minutes ago, BelindaN said:

When I used to take minutes I often got into trouble for writing down what was actually said.......................

Well i imagine if anyone saw what it is i sometimes actually write down i'd be in trouble or unemployed. Sometimes i'd like to type some of it out just to see who really reads those minutes before approving them.

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32 minutes ago, BelindaN said:

However, I think by choice I would like to play the mandolin.......................I love the sound...........Mmmmmmm!

My semi-adopted son plays the violin and mandolin, and Milwaukee is home to the nation's oldest mandolin orchestra (118 years and still going strong)...

I too love the sound.

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Thank you for that link Maddie. My favourite track which includes a mandolin in the middle is "Thank you stars" by Katie Melua. When I'm feeling down I listen to this track and it lifts me and makes me tingle all over...................................

Then of course there's "Mandolin Wind" by Rod Stewart..................

Now I'm tingling all over............and I don't think I'm on fire HaHa!

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17 minutes ago, BelindaN said:

Now I'm tingling all over............and I don't think I'm on fire HaHa!

Have you listened to "Live from Here", hosted by Chris Thile? He's amazing. The show is wonderful. Sam Bush ain't bad either. Sierra Hull. I could go on.

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7 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

Have you listened to "Live from Here", hosted by Chris Thile? He's amazing. The show is wonderful. Sam Bush ain't bad either. Sierra Hull. I could go on.

Yeah, it’s pretty much transitioned into a completely different show from PHC. Since the scandal.

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I agree that mandolin music is lovely.  I played guitar for many years and have wished many times that I had picked up the mandolin as well. If I were to choose a new instrument to play now though, (aging fingers willing, of course), I might decide on the balalaika. 

Many years ago, I was invited to a performance of a local balalaika chamber music group while I was in Akita, Japan.  It was an amazingly beautiful experience. I had no idea that balalaikas came in a range of sizes (much like Western stringed instruments, and like saxophones and many wind instruments), and that they could produce such a rich blend of tonal values. The group played a wonderful program of classical Western and Japanese music, including some haunting folk melodies. I do not know how a group of Japanese musicians in a northern prefecture ever decided for specialize in the balalaika -- definitely not a traditional Japanese instrument.  I've done Internet searches several times to find out more about them, but have had no success.  It's been well over a decade since that evening now, so the trail is cold.  Still, that evening remains one of my strongest memories of the visit.  Maybe in my next life I will learn to play.

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6 minutes ago, Rolig Loon said:

Maybe in my next life I will learn to play.

Maybe you already played I previous lives!

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3 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

I don't think I have any piano bones left

/me whines  But I've always wanted to be able to play the piano without making people run from the room screaming and making all the dogs howl.

What about dancing bones?  I've always wanted to be able to dance ballet without falling over myself each time I try.

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43 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

/me whines  But I've always wanted to be able to play the piano without making people run from the room screaming 

You could be like Florence Foster Jenkins, but with piano.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Foster_Jenkins

Note that there are modern pianists who are successful with no talent: Jon Benjamin has a jazz album “Well, I Should Have..(Learned to Play Piano)”.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well,_I_Should_Have...

*Edit* Even bad dancing can make you YouTube famous:

 

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1 hour ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

What about dancing bones?  I've always wanted to be able to dance ballet without falling over myself each time I try.

We could be a team!...

 

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On 11/8/2018 at 8:41 AM, Love Zhaoying said:

Yeah, it’s pretty much transitioned into a completely different show from PHC. Since the scandal.

I'd grown weary of PHC over the years. The drift into pee and poop jokes and gratuitous mentions of genitals got me wondering about Garrison. Though I was disappointed by the #metoo revelation, I can't say I was surprised.

Chris Thile has proved more than capable as a replacement host. The radio acting is still fun and Chris' broad musical tastes bring me new people to follow every week. Tom Papa's "Have you ever?... I have" is wearing a little thin, but I am still a huge fan of "Live From Here".

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6 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

Chris Thile has proved more than capable as a replacement host. The radio acting is still fun and Chris' broad musical tastes bring me new people to follow every week. Tom Papa's "Have you ever?... I have" is wearing a little thin, but I am still a huge fan of "Live From Here

I haven’t listened much since they replaced the comedian radio actors..I do check in hoping to catch a funny. The “play an audience request with little preparation” is usually nice.

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I don't listen as much any more either.  I do like Chris Thile's mandolin playing, but I miss the broader mix of classical and modern music and the scattering of local choral and instrumental ensembles that PHC used to have.  Mostly, I miss Keillor's writing.  He could spin a story out of thin air, and he built up a cast of stock characters that I got to know and love over the years.  Thile's guest standup comics are a sad replacement for real humor.  The new show is OK, but not one that I race to the radio for.  If I miss it, ... meh.

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