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BillyG
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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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LOL- @BillyG 

I swear- someday I will be playing as well as my imagination 

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Hey guys. Sorry for the long, long time it took me to post again. As I've told @BillyG via Facebook, my life is in a deep chaos these days as I try to balance college with everything else. A couple months before I received the violin, I had broken two of my left hand's metacarpus, which are the little bones between the knuckles and the wrist. Yeouch. That made it all much harder for me to play it as I've only recently started recovering my strenght. That's not to say I was unable to do anything with it - keep reading!

 

I've had the travelling violin with me since the 30th of last month - I'm pretty close to the 30th of this month, when I'll send it to the next person on the list. I'll PM fiddlerchick about that after I finish this post.

 

That all being said, I did treat the violin well - I play in a Irish/Folk band, and I took her to a gig! Unfortunately, I don't have any footage of myself playing in that one gig, but I do have this picture:

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and in THIS LINK, you can see a rehearsal between me and my band where I used her to play "Soukoa", which is a polish-inspired, simple composition made by Celso Taborda.

 

By tomorrow, I'll record a version of 'Doce de Coco', which is a classical piece by Choro mandolinist Jacob do Bandolim, and post a link to it in this post.

 

Regarding the gofundme campaign - thank you guys so much for helping me out with the costs! The brazilian tax system is certainly abusive and as it was said in previous posts, it's really like t hey turn a roulette around and just pick a random number - and thouse tend to be pretty big. I'll send @Fiddlerman a message regarding how we can sort it out.

 

Once again, thank you all so much for giving me the opportunity to hold such a precious item. I loved playing with it and I hope the next person who receives it is able to do more than I did.

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Skype: augustoad Email: augustoaguieiras@hotmail.com Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)

 

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Great video, Augusto! Thanks for sharing with us. Sorry to hear about your injury, but I hope you had fun hosting and showing off the Traveler. Don't forget to sign the fiddle and leave a little something in the case, if you can. I'll get back to you soon with info to ship to the next person.

Let the bow flow.

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Very nice to finally see the Traveler again 🙂 Nice video, @augustoad 🙂

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KindaScratchy
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Very cool video, @augustoad ! Great playing, too.

I am so relieved to see the Traveler safe and in good hands. As I had hoped, the months at sea will be now be part of the Legend of the Traveling Fiddle.

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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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BillyG
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Well, the delay ( the lengthy sea voyage ) was worth it !

Thanks so much for the video @augustoad - that's the way to do it !  Cool ! hats_off

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Great to see and hear the Traveller playing again!

Excellent video. thumbs-up

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Fiddlerman
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Great video augustoad 🙂 Love seeing the traveler in action.

Would you mind uploading that video to youtube so that I can add that to our traveling fiddle main page, please?

Also, how can I transfer the funds that you needed to pick up the fiddler to you?
Please give me a method, preferably something easy like Paypal, and a receipt from the customs office and I'll promptly send the money over to you.

We have a current issue with the Map Pin app in which I will need to resolve before sending you a shortcode to pin the map. Should have that done this week.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Just to keep everyone updated: @Ripton is next up on the list but can't take it before June 10, so I've asked @augustoad to hold on to it for a few more days and then ship it so that it arrives after that date. 

Let the bow flow.

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Thanks for the heads up.. Yay for Augusto and Yay for Ripton!!!  

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Ripton
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Oh I so E sited

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BillyG
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Cool, @Ripton !   You've waited a LONG time....

Excellent !

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Yay, I'm excited for you, @Ripton 🙂 

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Cool! The Traveler is coming back to Massachusetts! 

Hmm...maybe I can meet up with @Ripton and touch up my signature. In recent photos, it looks like it's wearing off. We're only about 30 miles apart. Maybe we could even jam a little bit. 

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Thanks all. Can't wait for my visitor to arrive. I have plans to bring it to Vermont for some play by the river and on the mountain. I really hope to get it to the top of Stratton Mountain and play a few tunes in the Fire Watch Tower. I already have the OK from the trail manager, but no promises about an audience or even if I would have enough time room in the tower to play. Will need to see how time and weather plays into that plan. As for you Ms. Scratchy... Yes. we will figure out a day to catch up...violin-1267

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Yeeee Haaaaa!!!
So happy that she is on the go again. Looking forward to seeing more pictures and perhaps videos. 🙂
I don't know what happened to the maps app but it's not working for some strange reason. 🙁
I'll have to hire an expert to look at that.

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Awesome @ripton - I simply KNOW you'll be a great host !   hats_off

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BillyG said
Awesome @ripton - I simply KNOW you'll be a great host !   hats_off  

I agree with Bill. Not to put too much pressure on you brother. 🙂

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