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Meet “StoneDog” from Fiddlerman’s “Fiddle Talk” forum
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Fiddlerman
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September 28, 2013 - 9:07 pm
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Stondog by the fince with his dog and fiddle.Image EnlargerPlease begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.
Hi, StoneDog here. I am 62 years on the planet and rocking on. I live in Pittsburgh, Pa. USA. I have a son who just got out of the Marines and a daughter who is a senior at Lincoln Park Performing Arts High School. Really great school. She spends half her day doing musical theater, dancing and singing > SWEET!!!

What made you decide to play the violin?
The sound of this instrument sends bolts of pleasure though my spirit.
I’m a guitar player. I like putting musical tracks together. I also play with vids a bit. I have a few things out there. I can put the rhythms, base, drums, and other various percussions to my tracks. (I have attached an mp3 of one of my tracks I did about two years ago) BUT what has always been missing and something one cannot just import into the tracks I work with is the VIDDLE. When working with my music I have always had the need to hear some violin/fiddle within the track. SOooo I figured I better learn how to play one. Wellllllllllllllllll > easier…

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"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Kevin M.
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Where's the rest. there is no link.

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Mr. Personality!!! Gosh you do rock Stonedog! Great interview!  Loved you then...love you more now!!!  wooo Hoo!!

Three cheers for keeping it so real and really really fun!!

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Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Fiddlestix
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@ StoneDog:  Great interview and really nice photo's of your ranch. lol

I really like your VIDDLE case, it is unique alright.

Who was that mowing your lawn ?

 

Ken.

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great interview StoneDog !

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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Mad_Wed
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That's a very interesting interview, StoneDog! It's nice to know You better! I like the music You play!

...and i like your viddle bucket XD!!dancing

 

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Great interview, StoneDog, nice pictures and your violin case.

So nice to know more about you and your violin.

Thanks for posting.

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Fiddlerman
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September 29, 2013 - 8:53 pm
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I love StoneDogs case and attitude. 3 cheers for StoneDog :-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks all > This was an unexpected privilege and I enjoyed the process. I think the Traveling Fiddle will be coming to my house in the near future and I will have a video of it and me playing it. I have learned a lot from this site but have much to learn. I haven’t played my guitar since I started this journey with the viddle. I did pick it up for the first time since January due to an invite to a jam with some old friends I used to play with. I needed to get the feel of it again What really ROCKs!!! is I am going to be taking the viddle with me to this jam. I’m very excited to play the viddle at this jam.

Thanks again for your support >> You all ROCK!!!!!!!!

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sunshineb
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great to get to know you better, SD!  I like your boots  cool

I completely agree with you that nature and music were meant to be enjoyed together.

hope we get to see some vids from that jam too!  that will be such a fun opportunity for you!!

"you make a living by what you earn, you make a life by what you give." ~winston churchill

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Gosh, SD, awesome story about playing for little crowds of bunnies.  I'd like to try that myself sometime.

Have you been able to identify any animal equivalents of say groupies or scalpers?smile

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Nice to meet you Mr. Dog.  Heehee.  These interviews are fun to read.  Being a newer member on this board, the interviews are really helping me get to know you all better and making me feel excited at the wide variety of people we have, all here for the same reason.  

 

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Good to read about you StoneDog. I love the personalities we have here on Fiddlermans forum. Gotta be the craziest bunch of people I have had the pleasure to mingle with.

love your participation in the projects

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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Great interview!  You ROCK!  (as we all already knew) jimi-hendrix

Didn't know you lived right down in PA, though.  Hi, sorta neighbor!

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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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Fiddlerman
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You guys can hand off the traveler to each other in that case. :-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Cool interview stone dog.
I like your hat. Your attitude is infectious! You do ROCK! jimi-hendrix thumbs-up

"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." - Mark Twain

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Hi Rick

Great interview

I would have posted earlier but have been have been having a couple of health 'hiccups' over the last week.

It would seem that we have something in common apart from the violin and age, gardening.

I'm a trained horticulturist and am into 'propagation' big time. It's spring here now and the climate is subtropical. All of the garden is going nuts :)

It was great to find out more about you.

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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