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First Set
  • Shalom Aleichem (x)
  • Thrill is Gone
  • Freight Train
  • Long Black Veil
  • Shady Grove
  • Lazy River Road
  • Cumberland Blues
  • So What
  • Man of Constant Sorrow
  • Midnight Moonlight
  • Dawgs Waltz
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Little Sadie
  • Deep Elem Blues
  • Amazing Grace
  • Rosa Lee McFall

The date of the next jam and/or its existence is up in the air at this moment

Well, it was to be my second annual Deadstein acoustic jam and I do appreciate everyone's efforts and attempts to please my stupid request to play acoustic.  I thank everyone for bringing their strange instruments and putting up with it through thin and thin.  I can't say it was a success but it was nice for you all to try.

Speaking of thin and thin, it had to of been a terrible night for Andy. Between the traffic, the wait at the door, no veal-parm and lousy music.  It must of left a bad taste in his mount and an empty feeling in his stomach when he left.  I thank him for putting up with it.  At least last week was really good.

Till we meet again

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Name: Scott
Remote Name: 207.97.128.41
Date: 29 Jun 2000
Time: 08:56:25

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Andy, I hope your ride home was less eventful than your trip in and then some? Like The Gind Said, Nice attempt at the acoustic thing, but trying to get Deadstein to play soft acoustic is like trying to get Kevin not to touch every slice of pizza...... Thank you Gind for bringing in your percussion instruments. The late night eats are getting out of hand. I would love to play from 7 - 8 eat from 8 - 9 and jam the rest of the night away. Does this make sense? Open to other suggestions. See you all the week after next. Anybody like P.R.RUM????


Name: Weenz
Remote Name: 208.144.252.120
Date: 29 Jun 2000
Time: 11:31:40

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LG What kind of Mandolin did you buy. I just orderd a new one for my self and it should be here By the end of this week.

Hope you all are doing well.

Weenz


Name: Larry G.
Remote Name: 216.107.140.188
Date: 29 Jun 2000
Time: 11:41:43

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Weenz:

My new mandolin was a brand, new, right out of the box Johnson brand mandolin. It is an "F" style copying the classic look of the Gibson "F" style Lohr mandolin. It is made in Korea and pretty cheap for this type of mandolin. I got it on Ebay for $412 delivered which included a pretty nice gig bag. The thing is all wood with gold plaiting and feels and sounds pretty darn good, especially for the price. I really have no experience with nice, vintage, expensive mandolins. I was using an Ibanez "A" type before. My new one has about the same action, which is adjustable by the screws ebony bridge, but the sound is warmer and woodier. It seems to stay in tune nicely and it looks really nice. Nice sunburst finish on front, back and neck. The fret board goes up to about 25-30 frets and it also has a pick guard. I've been loving it although the Johnson Brand is nothing to be proud of. Good luck with yours when you get it.


Name: Weenz
Remote Name: 208.144.252.120
Date: 29 Jun 2000
Time: 11:56:01

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LG, Sounds awesome. I just got a Kentucky Mandolin KM630 Solid top and it also is an F style. here is a link to it http://www.janetdavismusic.com/kmand.html just scroll down and look for the km630 This was a real good deal. came with a hard shell case. I plan to install a Fishman Bridge Pickup system. I had a shit load of work done to my Fender A Style. Fishman Bridge Pickup, and new shaller tuners.

Have a blast playing that thing. Hope to see ya all real soon. Headed to Colorado to the Rockygrass Bluegrass festival in two weeks..Grisman, Rowan, Bush, Douglas..and last but not least Doc Watson..

later Weenz


Name: Trister
Remote Name: 208.249.55.66
Date: 29 Jun 2000
Time: 12:34:34

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Hey let's just play seven songs, take a forty five minute break, eat at ten, and call it a night like we've been doing. I may be overly bitter but I've had it. I do this to play music, not eat dinner and watch everyone sit around, rub their bellies, burp and smoke cigarettes. Do that shit at home when we're done. Until it changes, have fun.


Name: Larry G.
Remote Name: 216.164.38.41
Date: 29 Jun 2000
Time: 22:08:34

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Hey Weenz, you and I are in the same boat brother. You're Kentucky model sounds just like my Johnson, and people envy my "Johnson.". I'm sure you'll love your's though it's not a Johnson. You know I was getting a little depressed about the "F" style mandolin situation cause over the past several months I knew I wanted an "F" style but I never saw them under $1,200 and most were over $2,000. It's rediculous. I saw mine on Ebay, it had nice pictures, and I took the chance and am now pretty psyched about it. Only $416 delivered, it seems like a bargain when you don't have to buy American. Why are mondolins so expensive anyway?

Give me some details about the Fishman pickup, cost how and who installs, what it looks like, where it goes. Is it invisible with the wire coming out of the strap nut? I need one of those.

I've been downloading a lot of Doc Watson on Napster recently. That guy is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Every song is hot, pretty soothing and you can relate to them. He's pretty smooth.

By the way, Andy mentioned he saw a $700, beat up gibson "F" in a music store by him a work. It sounds pretty compelling you should ask him about it.

Speaking of which, Andy I share and sympathize with you with your level of frustration and "pissed-offness." There is no doubt this was the most disturbing and frustrating week I have ever had with Deadstein, and mine was just musical. I didn't have all the non-musical stuff you went through.

Hopefully we can figure a way around some of these issues. How about while everyone eats, you and I do acoustic duos upstairs. We do have way too much wasted time that diminishes that value of all the effort we put in to do the jam. There is no doubt we travel great distances to do this stuff, put up with a lot of bullshit associated with that and the wasted time sucks. I would prefer to grab a few burgers on the way in and play straight through. Four straight hours, no breaks. That would be worthwhile. It would be cheaper also. After hearing all this it make you think Larry has been the sanest one in the bunch.

One final word, any chance of getting you to my house one day for a nice little digital recording session. Make a nice CD. That would be hot.


Name: Trister
Remote Name: 208.249.55.66
Date: 30 Jun 2000
Time: 10:13:12

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Hey Larry...I would love to do an acoustic thing at your house. Why it was even attempted at WWI DOWNSTAIRS is the issue. Last year was great when volume was not an option; upstairs. I think having the amps and drum kits available was a bad choice. I like playing my acoustic better than electric any day of the week and just wish we had the discipline to allow me to use it. As far as the food goes I'm eating on the way in from now on and when the gorging begins I'm out of there. Anything after food is rarely worthwhile anyway; and I'd rather not get home at 12:30 when we really stopped playing at 9:15.


Name: Trister
Remote Name: 208.249.55.66
Date: 30 Jun 2000
Time: 11:54:03

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Weenz, thanks for that URL....I just bought a banjo from them.


Name: Weenz
Remote Name: 208.144.252.120
Date: 30 Jun 2000
Time: 13:26:49

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Hey Lar, The Fishman pickup for a mandolin is actually a whole new adjustable bridge that you replace your current bridge with.

I would not install this yourself. The bridge needs slots for the strings to be cut and I didn't feel comfortable doing this my self. There are two types you can bye. One has a jack mount that will clip onto the out side of the mandolin and the other will have the wire run into the mando and provide you with a end strap jack. The cost of the Pickup is around $150-$200 depending on where you buy it. I would have this installed for you by a local music store you do business with.

Well happy picking and enjoy

May your grass always be blue.

WEENZ


Name: dave s
Remote Name: 205.188.199.48
Date: 02 Jul 2000
Time: 04:00:09

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hey there is no "i" in deadste----oh shit there is !!!


Name: Brotpen
Remote Name: 152.163.213.72
Date: 03 Jul 2000
Time: 00:55:49

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Given the choice, I'd opt for more playin' time and less eatin' time, or at least an adjusted eatin' time to make for more better playin' time.


Name: larry brent
Remote Name: 24.4.252.64
Date: 04 Jul 2000
Time: 11:56:25

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I will break my vow of silence on these subjects to say that I would gladly trade pizza burps for trister licks any day of the week. I'll eat on the way in


Name: Trister
Remote Name: 208.249.55.66
Date: 05 Jul 2000
Time: 15:00:03

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Thank you, LLB.


Name: Larry G.
Remote Name: 216.164.38.41
Date: 06 Jul 2000
Time: 19:14:58

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Hey Ya'all

Let's make it Wednesday officially for next week, Hopefully Andy could make arrangements with his kids and this is early enough notice.

Thank you everyone


Name: scott
Remote Name: 207.97.128.72
Date: 07 Jul 2000
Time: 15:13:02

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wednesday it is.


Name: Trister
Remote Name: 208.249.55.66
Date: 10 Jul 2000
Time: 12:21:31

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I'm NG for Wed...couldn't switch the kid night.

 

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