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Fiddlerman
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September 16, 2012 - 8:42 am
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Please begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.
Hello, everyone!! Well for starters my name is Clint. I am 31 years young and I live in Amarillo, TX. (Yes…another Texan, woohoo!!!) I was born in a smaller town about 50 miles south of Amarillo, called Hereford. (Yes, Hereford; as in the maroon and white cow –sigh-.) So I am actually a small town boy. I have lived in California, Oklahoma and Florida, (the Orlando area for the Floridians in here.) My stint in California was in San Diego and the Camp Pendleton area… that’s right, Marine Corp., baby!! Oorah!! I was in the service for a short period of time. I was discharged early due to tearing up my right leg in Camp Pendleton. But I am still a very proud supporter of our service members. Semper Fi. I am happily married to my second wife and between the two of us we have 5 kids total. Their ages range from 10 down to 4, and I love all my kids as equals. No “step” in any of my kids. I also have 5 dogs, two cats and 18 chickens. READ MORE>>>

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Great interview!  And Ole Roy is looking good these days.

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"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Nice interview, Clint

You said you had 1:30 minute's of lesson's, did you stop taking them or is that "so far" ?

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I like your thoughts about playing in a lobby instead of elevator music.  It made me think of playing in an elevator. Only problem is the only elevators here are hay elevators. Maybe the cows will love it.

 

Nce to meet you Clint.

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Great interview Clint; very glad to learn more about you!!!

Hey, you were my neighbor at one time; I live about half an hour from Pendleton, so if you do make it out in Jan., I'll be easy to find.

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Good one Clint.
Will look forward to seeing a vid of you and your daughter doing a duet

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and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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good interview Clint. We share the same David Garrett inspiration.I didn't see anything written in there about you spittin beer on the computer monitor from some of the stuff on the chat boxbut oh well will keep that a secret. Look forward to the videos and hang in there it only gets better.

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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KindaScratchy
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September 16, 2012 - 6:03 pm
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Nice to get to know you, Clint! Nice interview.
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Nice to meet you!!! Officially that is. I love your down to earth awesome interview! Your love for family, country, fiddle and dog shines through! Congrats on your Ode to Joy!

You rock!
Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Thanks everyone.  Sorry i have been gone so long.  been a busy last few weeks.  New Semester of College, new Violin Lessons, work, 5 kids...yea.  Been busy.  I appreciate the kind words from everyone.

@ Dennis... I have no idea what you are talking about.  I have never spit a beer on my computer.  (maybe two or three an evening when I engage you and Toni in conversation, but never A beer!!!)

@Toni... thank you.  I was hoping that was what everone got out of this.  :)

 

@ Fred... I loved Cali, it was great weather.  But on Camp Pendleton in early February was not very nice.  I was doing the Crucible and it was cold as heck up there.  lol

 

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Nice interview, Clint

You said you had 1:30 minute's of lesson's, did you stop taking them or is that "so far" ?

 

That is "so far."  I am still taking classes, but at the time of the writing I only had an hour and a half of lessons.

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Good one Clint.
Will look forward to seeing a vid of you and your daughter doing a duet

As soon as my daughter brings her violin home I plan to make some videos.  She was suppose to bring hers home from school last week, but I think it'll be this week before she does.  I am really excited for her.

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its entire life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein

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I've missed it somehow duncecap either duncecap

Nice to meet You, Clint! Cool story, love your sense of humor =)

What other instruments do you play?
I can whistle really well.

That what i'm trying to do quite often - whistle! But that one is an untunable instrument facepalm

roflol Thank You kindly for the interview!

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Sorry I didn't reply to you yet, Mad Wed, been out a couple of weeks. Thanks for you kind words. You'll get that whistle tuned! Just keep making faces in the mirror. And also thanks for adding me in Facebook.

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its entire life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein

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My pleasure =) cheers

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