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    First off, sorry about not continuing this post as was my intention. Got crazy busy and next thing I know...boom here we are after searching the forum and having a "Oh s--t!" moment. I will get back with this, teaching TAB, riffs, terminology, etc. Promise To Goo- Don't know about the first guy, but obviously yes to the other 2 (Who coincidently were lefty like I am *scared*). Thankfully only drummers are known to be the ones to spontaneously combust. To Onyx- Thanks M8, appreciate the words of support. Yeah I am a strong believer that while harder, one is never to old to learn new things (those with dementia not included). Through a lot of frustration/trial and error, I feel I have moved up from "No officer nobody is being mutilated, I was just playing Stairway to Heaven" to "Holy crap I just memorized how to play 'One'...and it sounds like it too...just slower..with some muffles". I have also started listening to different types of music and bands that I did not listen to before, just to hear how the lead plays. So it's very gratifying to teach yourself something and obtain a certain level of aptitude. I decided to hire another teacher after firing my first one after 3 lessons over a year ago. I figure that based on the time I have to play, I can't progress much further on my own. So my first lesson with the new teacher is tonight..we'll see. My youngest son Griffin (5) likes the drums, so i bought him a starter 3 piece drum-set and a lesson book with CD... This one but blue So let's hope he doesn't spontaneously combust. Regards to all
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    The Brady Bunch

    That map is far out in a groovy sort of way. Remember to add... The astroturf back yard (with visible seams). '75 station wagon with the rear facing seats in the back. Footballs for throwing at Jan swelling up her nose but good. A surprise vist by Davey Jones of the Monkees (Marsha is his number 1 fan you know). A tombstone for Robert Reed (Actor who played Mike Brady who ironically was a $3 bill in real life and died of AIDS). As far as Trigger's "line the gang up on the stairs and look groovy" idea, you need to decide between early Brady Bunch vs. Late Brady Bunch (Does Dedit allow perms?)
  3. As I have taken up the guitar as a past time for around 6 months now, teaching myself from the bottom up, I thought it may be fun to show some basics for all of those who fall into one of these categories. 1) Always wanted to learn guitar, but felt they were too old. 2) Always wanted to learn guitar, but felt it was too hard. 3) Think Guitar Hero and all the spinoffs of the game is same as playing guitar All I am going to do is show you some easy basics of the guitar, and introduce some "riffs" for you to practice on your own... Here is the anatomy of an acoustic and electric guitar... The acoustic guitars sound eminates from the hole in the body of the "soundhole" or "rosette". The electric guitars sound eminates through a magnetic device called a "pick-up" which captures the vibrations of the strings when "plucked" and carries the sounds through a cable which attaches to an amplifier or "amp". Even though i am left-handed and thus cursed to wall the perverbial guitar desert for eternity, I wil assume most of you play or will play right-handed. So in the sitting position, the guitar will rest as follows.. or Your left hand will "fret" the strings...hold down the strings at certian locations while strumming the string with your right hand. Your Right harm will rest over the top of the guitar around your armpit allowing your right hand to hang over the strings where you will "strum" the guitar". Your left hand or "fretting hand" should come from underneath the neck of the guitar and only the tips of your index through pinky fingers actually touch the string. Your thumb in the meanwhile will rest in the middle of neck of guitar. This called the "classical" position allows access to all 6 strings of the guitar and if done correctly will allow you to play the strings you want, while not muting an adjoining string (unless you want to, but more on that another time). So you got your guitar on your lap, hands in the right place....what's next? To pick or not to pick. This is a pick or "plectrum" as called in England. They come in all shapes, sizes, material, colors, widths, etc, etc. You can either use a guitar pick or your thumb to strum at the start. If you have a guitar pick...hold it like this.. Ok!, Guitar = Check, sitting position = check, fretting hand = check, strumming hand = check. Now let's rock!....Kidding! Ok this is just the beggining and I just provided a the real basics. I'm going to end this post and continue on a 2nd one to break it up a little, and then show you what those stringy things are, and how to play them, and teach you the basics of TAB, guitars own language which requires no one to have to learn music notation if they don't want to! To be continued...
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    US Presidential Election

    Evan Bayh, Senator from the Hoosier State. More importantly....like myself is a famous member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi_Kappa_Psi#Notable_Phi_Psis http://www.phikappapsi.com/
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    Hey Indy...Got a book for you, that you can get on the cheap ... http://www.amazon.com/19-0-Historic-Champi...e/dp/1600781500
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    Sly- being that you are from Cleveland you may not be aware but this is the NFL's Championship Game... Go BIG BLUE! WIld Card- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1504578881892285030 Division Playoffs- http://youtube.com/watch?v=W_pfrLffw_w Even Hitler was p'od! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJHb9m4ccmQ NFC Championship- http://youtube.com/watch?v=dQotIwykV9o
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    Post Your Picture

    Uh...yeah...thus the joke. Jeez. (It's not me folks, however is from an actual wedding. Couple thought it would be funny if Bride's Dad stood behind ...with...a forget it.)
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    (Puts down Pastrami Sandwich) Anybody ever have such a massive dookie that at it's apex it breaks the surface of the water?
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    Post Your Picture

    Ahh yes my wedding day. May 27th 2000. I was trembling with anticipation (unlike my usual cool self). The sun started to shine that afternoon. My bride to the left of me. My father in law behind me (was my best man!)...anyhow it was a special day.
  10. If that is actually a picture of you in your avatar...besides the horrendous bleach job....then no offense intended...my sincerest appologies. If that is just another picture you stole of a chick selling female sanitary products...feel free to be offended.
  11. Third....motion passed! Another reason why we should give back S.C to Mexico.
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    Ask a Dutchy!

    Who are the Real "CheeseHeads?", the Dutch or the Green Bay Packer fans? Vs.
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    barrow server`??

    Maybe he meant Michael Barrow, former Linebacker of my New York Giants?
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    Ask a Dutchy!

    Yeah that was the word that he mentioned. Yes I know they are artists. I was meaning to suggest all the artisans of the day, whether literary or art in the case of what was drilled into by my mother... "Adam, notice the heavy brown and darker red tones specific to the style of Rembrandt". As far as her book is concerned, until my Peter Stuyvesant tell all comes in from Amazon, it will have to do . Btw, I bought this 2 months ago. Started to work on it, sprained my mouth on one of your words, and have not tried since. Maybe will give her another dance... http://www.amazon.com/Yourself-Complete-Pa...s/dp/0071413863
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    Ask a Dutchy!

    My Father has a Dutch friend who lives in Abcoude (sp?) who was actually a pow during WW2. He used to say that the Dutch resistance would ask new resistance fighters to prenounce certain Dutch words, from which they would easily detect if they were German infiltrators or not. Regarding Wassenar. It is a beautiful neighborhood. I mention the thatch roofs, as my friend and I were setting off fireworks to celebrate New Years, and his father was reminding us to be carefull as if one of our bottle rockets landed on a roof....FOOOOOM. Break out the Marshmellows. I am well aware of the many famous dutch writers over the years. My mother is a professional artist, so she drilled into me as a child all the various styes including Rembrandt, Vermeer, etc. I speak of this book as it shows much of the imigration laws in Holland in the early 90's, and how they dealt with this first rush of refugees, and other seeking asylum in Western Europe at that time. More contemporary for the kids at home you see .