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chuckv97 - Posted - 04/04/2014:  13:28:55


Yeah, farm work instilled discipline and toughness. Did a lot of it myself,but it also motivated me to learn a trade to get easier work. 



I overheard a conversation a while back where a young man was complaining to his uncle that he couldn't find a job that he liked. His uncle shot back at him "Why don't you just like the job that you find!?"

dat - Posted - 04/04/2014:  13:34:36


Not many people can say that they really like their job,   mine is fun at times and aggravates the dickens out of me dealing with the public wondering how some people can be so stupid and how they can function enough to live on their own.  I'm proud to have a job and enjoy it most of the time just because I know it is what pays my bills so I can enjoy a home. that makes it worth while

OM45GE - Posted - 04/04/2014:  14:28:49


They call it "work" not "fun". I do like my job, but I can't say that I would still work at it if I didn't have to.

DeanT - Posted - 04/04/2014:  15:53:38


I loved being a high school gearhead, but that paled in comparison to the jet engines I got to overhaul my entire career. It was like a dream job on steroids, and I still pinch myself when I reminisce. I got to work on F4's, F16's, KC135's and B-1b's. 

OM45GE - Posted - 04/04/2014:  17:27:38


I used to haul airfreight and some of the freight terminals were near the maintenance hangers. I used to go watch while they loaded my truck. Fascinating stuff.

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/04/2014:  17:33:32


I thought air freight meant running deadhead (MT)

OM45GE - Posted - 04/04/2014:  18:23:23


We were hauling air shipments between Boston and New York. There are a lot of overseas airlines that don't come into Boston and the forwarders would put fright for them into air containers. We would haul them on roller bed trailers to the airlines in NY. Sometimes it would be overages that didn't fit on a plane out of Boston and we would take it to put on a partial plane out of NY. For back hauls we took freight that came into NY destined for Boston. 



 

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/04/2014:  20:36:32


10-4. Yeah,I read you. Only been to two airports with the truck- Vancouver and Minneapolis. Was near JFK  and La Guardia but never into the airport grounds. Took a small shipment of live honey bees from New Zealand out of Vancouver airport to Alberta. The queen bees were in a separate box/cage,and had to stay in the cab,apart from the worker bees in the trailer. It felt a bit creepy sleeping at night with those buzzing rascals a few feet from me.

DeanT - Posted - 04/04/2014:  23:41:24


Not sure if I like the sound of a partial plane...

OM45GE - Posted - 04/05/2014:  06:54:58


I saw a 747 cargo plane with the nose swung up. It looked completely empty but the terminal manager said it was at max weight. Turned out some Middle East oil billionaire was having a steel yacht air freighted to him. The plane was filled with the hull plates. 

dat - Posted - 04/05/2014:  07:17:50


I always wanted to fly more, but in either a small plane or a helicopter.    I went up in a powered parachute once and that was fun

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/05/2014:  08:35:07


"Some glad morning,I'll fly away"

DeanT - Posted - 04/05/2014:  09:07:49


After spending my entire adult life fixing airplanes, I don't care if I ever fly again.

dat - Posted - 04/05/2014:  10:06:11


a friend of mine feels the same way about flying, but he was shot and shot down three different times while flying a helicopter

DeanT - Posted - 04/05/2014:  11:35:37


I hate flying, every little noise freeks me out

OM45GE - Posted - 04/07/2014:  03:17:38


You know too much Dean

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2014:  05:45:10


I'd rather take a greyhound bus!

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/07/2014:  05:49:42


"That'll be Cash on the Barrelhead Please,



This old dog gets paid to run"

dat - Posted - 04/07/2014:  05:54:40


I want to take a train somewhere,    I have looked into taking the train up to Arkansas then renting a car, but the trip back I'ld have to get up at 2 am. there is one train that leaves north of here at about 6 pm and gets to Little Rock around 10 pm, but when it comes back through it leaves Little Rock at 2 am then gets here at 6, same schedule every day

OM45GE - Posted - 04/07/2014:  08:14:12


I commute by train and enjoy it, but I know that's not what you're talking about. I would love to do a transcontinental train trip. Either US or Canada.

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/07/2014:  08:20:30


A real folk/bluegrass way is to hop a freight train. Of course, you won't have the luxury of a bar car, just a shared paper bag holding rotgut wine.

dat - Posted - 04/07/2014:  10:07:05


how 'bout a paper bag filled with a glass of ice tea?

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2014:  10:23:21


I used to hop a freight train home from High School to the farm whenever the timing was right. The rail yard was 1/4 mile from school, the track ran 1/4 mile from my house. They start nice and slow out of the yard... but getting off was always a challenge

OM45GE - Posted - 04/07/2014:  11:15:25


How much of a walk did that save you?

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2014:  13:43:21


It actually extended my walk... as I could have just got on the school bus in front of the school, and then get dropped off in front of my house. But how fun is that?

OM45GE - Posted - 04/07/2014:  13:56:00


That's funny.



With my luck it would get going too fast and I would end up in Denver.

dat - Posted - 04/07/2014:  14:10:33


I remember jumping off trains when I was a kid,  lucky I didn't kill myself.  I used to jump off the roof too, probably what's wrong with my aching bones now

OM45GE - Posted - 04/07/2014:  14:49:19


Back when we were young and immortal right?

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2014:  15:32:46


We had to jump off... or else end up in downtown Chicago or Detroit... Looking back, I can't believe we survived... and never got caught

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/07/2014:  15:37:30


Yeah, no self-respecting hobo ever hopped a school bus!

DeanT - Posted - 04/07/2014:  17:06:45


not that I ever got kicked off the bus or anything...

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2014:  03:19:21


When I was going into my sophomore year of High School they opened a brand new regional HS in my town. Two of my friends and I got thrown out before we got into the school the first day because our hair was too long. We were the first to get sent home.

DeanT - Posted - 04/08/2014:  05:55:12


Those were the days! Now you can go to school with your pants down to your knees and no one cares

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2014:  06:36:55


I know. My class got the dress code overturned. Looking back, and with a 13 year old in school, I'm not so sure that was a good thing.

dat - Posted - 04/08/2014:  06:38:43


amazing how much you realize when you see your kids in the same position you remember being in.

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2014:  06:43:15


Do you remember The Loving Spoonful's Younger Generation? The last verse goes:



And hey, pop, my girlfriend's only three,

She's got her own videophone,

And she's taking LSD,

And now that we're best friends,

She wants to give a bit to me,

But what's the matter, daddy,

How come you're turning green?

Can it be that you can't live up to your dreams?



I think of that often.



 

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/08/2014:  06:58:23


Yeah. The flip of the coin to that one might be "Cat's in the Cradle"

dat - Posted - 04/08/2014:  07:41:03


I've heard cats in the cradle, but been a long time

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2014:  10:35:24


Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon

dat - Posted - 04/08/2014:  10:44:40


I listened to more Tom T Hall, Hank Jr, and Waylon

DeanT - Posted - 04/08/2014:  10:49:52


I was more Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Clapton. 

dat - Posted - 04/08/2014:  10:53:47


I probably listen to Clapton more now than I ever did when I was younger.    with a little practice, he could learn to play a guitar.  big

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2014:  11:43:48


This will sound like BS, but I know someone who actually taught Clapton a lot of how to play acoustic blues, Stephan Grossman. He the cousin of a collector friend of mine. One of the luthiers who works on my vintage Martins works on Eric's acoustic guitars too. Clapton flies him in whenever he's got a concert in the US.



None of this has translated into any meetings with me. sad

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/08/2014:  12:17:39


Yeah, but you're getting close to the elite guitar DNA. I heard that about Grossman too- that when he went to England to live in the late 60's his roots blues guitar playing really caught everybody's ear over there. Grossman has a beautiful vibrato as he bends the strings. He's worth giving a listen to,if you're not familiar with him.

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2014:  12:29:35


His cousin is Eric Schoenberg. I've known him for years and we've bought guitars back and forth from each other. He's no slouch on the guitar either, but I think Stephan is the better of the too. He's got a very easy touch and great styling. I've taken lessons from him. They helped my playing tremendously but always reminded me that I have my limitations. Humbling.

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/08/2014:  12:46:20


I had a Shoenberg cassette years ago. He did a nice Windy and Warm, and a great Temptation Rag. Had some of the old Kicking Mule stuff too- Grossman, Duck Baker, Dave Evans ,Van Bergyk,etc. That was when I was studying classical guitar,and I think I spent as much time on the fingerpicking stuff as the classics.

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2014:  13:04:09


Eric used to own the Music Emporium in Cambridge, MA. Another guitarist who hung around there was Guy Van Duser. Listen to his version of Stars and Stripes Forever. He tells me there is a mistake in this version but I'll be damned if I can hear it.



youtube.com/watch?v=-HmRKfX_jmQ

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/08/2014:  13:32:03


Ya, Guy is a super player also. Had some Mel Bay compilation books with his stuff in them- I remember a good one of his called "Cindy and Norm".  Don't know if you remember this guy,Bill, but he lives here in Alberta,and he's back to performing and recording- Jim McLennan. He was on some Kicking Horse compilation LP's in the70's. Did the best "The Entertainer" I ever heard- real smooth and classy.



 


Edited by - chuckv97 on 04/08/2014 13:33:46

OM45GE - Posted - 04/08/2014:  14:14:49


I've heard Jim play. He's quite good. I do a number of Joplin Rags too. He plays them a little faster than I like to play them. I like the feel of them slower, like they're being played on the veranda on a hot summer evening.

chuckv97 - Posted - 04/08/2014:  15:48:51


Well that's the way Scott Joplin wanted them played-not too fast.

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