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fishnrodds
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If this doesnt bring a tear to your eye or cause you to contemplate life a bit... there is hope for this world..he reminds me of my dad..

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sunshineb
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love it!!!  :)

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

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KindaScratchy
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A tear? Try several. Thanks for posting that, Paul. What a touching story that, I think, epitomizes how many of us feel about music.

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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I did also...

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SWEET!!!!!!!!!

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wow... I think a road trip is in order to meet this guy before heaven needs a harmonica player...

"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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When I saw the post topic I thought, "Yeah, just another really good musician. Have seen lots of them." 

But WOW. Great post. thumbs-up

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

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That man is having a happy life.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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Inspires you to put your own life in perspective....very touching.  I was thinking ths same cdennyb...wish I could!

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Fiddlerman
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I LOVE this guy. Thanks for the post.

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but the one who needs the least."

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I cant believe I missed this when it was posted. Absolutely gettin it right!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Unfortunately the video is a bit old.  Andy passed on in Nov 2011.  I have known about Mr Mackie for a few years and he is still an inspiring person to me.  What the video doesn't mention is that he also was doing the same thing in Michigan.  He was there for his last years living with his family.  An inspiring man who let his love of music shine thru. http://andymackiemusic.org/AMM...../Home.html has his story, videos of him teaching kids to play the harmonica and him building the Mackie music stick (otherwise known as the strumstick/dulcitar/long neck mountain dulcimer).  

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thanks for the update! We know where he went , music heaven...

I am really lucky to play with a few old guys, one in particular who we will call perry, mid 80s in age, lives in his camper up in the woods about 45 minutes from here, very much a hermit. No family around for a few hundred miles, just his neighbors and freinds.. Has nothing to do but pick his banjo, dobro and guitar and write music, outside of just the day to day surviving here. Last labor day weekend his doc told him he needed to have gall bladder surgery.. He told his doctor he would rather die playing music with his freinds (4 day event) than lay around recuperating in the hospital. He already is a ticking time bomb with a pacemaker he cannot have replaced. After the show this year he went in and had a gall stone the size of a baseball removed.. Tough old coot. The day hes gone and not sitting in his spot in the circle in the gazebo, Im going to have to go excuse myself, find a quiet spot in the woods and cry until I cant anymore.. my favorite perry line is, just play something that fits, they will never know...lololol I hope we get a few more years togather.....

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That was nice fishnrodds > that was nice.

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An excellent musician who did what he could to spread music.  Hope someone who knew him writes another verse for "Will the circle be unbroken" for him.

 

"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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What a MAN!!!! Sorry to hear that he's gone .

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Very inspiring!

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