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by Spearmint
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: meaning and origin of "stay bless"
Replies: 16
Views: 33222

meaning and origin of "stay bless"

] Originally posted by mathaytes Philipians 1:6 (but you really should read from verse 3 to 6) Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ: Paul didn't have any choice ... nor did Peter when HE said "Follow me" ... o...
by Spearmint
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 3
Views: 3620

Solar Eclipse

I remember seeing a solar eclipse when I was a kid. It was really wierd. I remember all the little light spots on the ground that came through the leaves of the tree that I was standing under were in the shape of the "crescent" sun. No kidding. After that, I started looking at the light spots on the...
by Spearmint
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

I guess the bazouki and I would get along really well then. I first learned how to play the guitar and the mandolin the wrong way - melody first! I'd hear a song, and then play it - long before I learned how to chord either one of them. One of the blessings, (or curses) of playing by ear.
by Spearmint
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: smithy
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

smithy

I was talking to an elderly lady the other day, and she was telling me about the old days and life on the farm, etc. She was explaining how the farmer had to be a jack of all trades, and was explaining the different jobs he had to know. She said "And you had to be your own smithy ." I asked her abou...
by Spearmint
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

Sorry about that last post. I can't remember my password to delete it. I didn't think my reply was posted, so I made another one. I failed to realize that it started page two. Duh. Hey, I found a site that has a washtub bass fiddle! Now I've heard it all. Can't remember the address. Here is a site t...
by Spearmint
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

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by Spearmint
Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

Thanks. I'm getting ready to check out that washtub link right now. I've always wondered what it sounds like.

I really didn't know what a bazouki was. Sounds pretty interesting. Especially if I already know how to chord it.
by Spearmint
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

If I'm in a place where there are people playing music, and everybody has an instrument except for me, then I'm genuinely miserable until I scrape up something to play. I wouldn't put it past myself to play a washboard, or anything else within my reach that would make a respectable noise. If I can't...
by Spearmint
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: chug hole
Replies: 19
Views: 8714

chug hole

I've always heard "chughole."
by Spearmint
Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: jagged
Replies: 19
Views: 7188

jagged

I was at a sawmill the other day, and someone was helping me load firewood onto my truck. I told him, if he wanted to, there was enough wood in my truck, and we could quit loading. He said, "No, lets throw a few more on there. I'd hate to see you leave jagged ." Meaning, he didn't want me to leave w...
by Spearmint
Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

Now that you mention it, you are right, and I thought it was only the banjo. I never was really interested in the autoharp, because, I think, all you do is press the button and strum. I don't know how difficult it is to play, but it looks pretty simple. I could be wrong. I've tried to play the banjo...
by Spearmint
Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

I have never seen a a solid, four-stringed, electric mandolin in a music store, but I have seen a mandolin with an electric pickup. I sighed and moped around the store for a while, because I was too broke to buy it, but I'm over it now(: I work three twelve-hour days and then I'm off for four days e...
by Spearmint
Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

I play the mandolin, and I am learning how to play the violin (bluegrass fiddle). I prefer to play the mandolin with a flat, hard pick, turning the pick a little sideways so it will double-pick smoothly, but it does make a beautiful sound when you pluck it with your first and middle fingers, and you...
by Spearmint
Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mandolin and violin
Replies: 21
Views: 9908

Mandolin and violin

Why did people start using a bow on a violin? The violin and the mandolin have the same finger placement for chords, so I'm assuming that the mandolin was first. I wonder who "sawed" the first mandolin.?
by Spearmint
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: An IQ test for the intelligent
Replies: 15
Views: 5598

An IQ test for the intelligent

I got them all wrong, and that was even after a nap. Maybe I wasn't totally awake.