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fishnrodds
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was struggling just to not get sick from nerves..lololol

the sound system here sucked, big steel quonset..

3 years ago if you told me I would be standing in front of a few hundred people playing I would have laughed at you..but there it is, faded love...the people singing/playing recruited me about an hour before we went on stage, got to practice once before we went up..lolololololol, fun was had by all...  Paul

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Very cool :) Seems like a really good experience!

"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." - Voltaire

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I like it and there ain't much I like yell

Mostly, I hear you being in spot on tune (by the third chorus) smile  but a righteous job altogether.

I also like your timing.

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PS  The fiddle sounds fine also.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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Faded Love,,,,, the ole standby song.

Great job.    clap  dancing

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the fiddle is a turn of the last century german trade fiddle that I worked over, needed a new fingerboard, nut, chinrest, soundpost, tailpiece, tailgut, endpin, bridge, a treble side crack fixed and a number of seams that were unglued, the finish was soo bad on the top I started with 150 grit sandpaper to clean it up..I absolutely could not have ruined this violin any more than when it showed up here.. lolol

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likely took till the third go round to calm down enough..lololol I was pretty much a wreck

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Yeah, that's about the way it goes.  Just when things are settling down, it's over but you appeared to be very calm.

I could hear the fiddle right away.  I found that "good sound" when I have it, helps a lot with playing.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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Fiddlerman
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September 4, 2012 - 3:42 pm
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GREAT JOB fishnrodds. There was one factor, that we won't talk about, that COULD have made it real hard for you to play in tune. ;-)
You did fine, congratulations and thanks for posting it.

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sometimes ya dont know who your going to play with and I think thats what makes it interesting, all things considered we did ok. Between thursday and monday I and we played about 48 hours in jam sessions and out on my own.. I ended up with a few new tunes in my head and some great new freinds to play with which are very few and far between here..

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What was the occasion for the meet up in the first place ? 

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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the occasion is the western minnesota steam threshers reunion in rollag mn

http://www.rollag.com

a few years ago I looked around the grounds and realized I was about the youngest one there (43 at the time) with any intrest in  music, its been all up to the older generations who are rapidly disappearing. I spend a few hours during the show talking to kids and help them develop an intrest in playing old timey and classic country type music. many will stop and ask questions etc in a particular place I like to play at. Found one teenager wandering with his fiddle so I stopped and chatted and played with him for awhile to see where he was at, turns out he had only been playing for a month, helped him along his journey, maybe he will be back in a few years or sooner. I like to call it planting seeds...

Me and the guy with the black guitar played jambalaya for a couple of girls from belgium, that was a riot, play us something american, lololol they danced their hearts out..we have a pretty good time.

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Paul,,, really great job!  You actually seemed pretty much at ease and in fact seemed to settle into it a bit the further into the song you got.  Hope you share more with us!

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