Posted by erikforgod on Thursday, May 9, 2013
Even though I am confident my Pisgah banjo and Goodtimes will be recovered, I am still missing my banjos....
Thursday, May 9, 2013 @4:57:27 PM
Since money is tight, have you thought about *making* a banjo out of a gas (e.g.) can and a stick? I mean it seriously, sort of therapy, like drawing a picture of a loved one. It is also a bit of a defiant gesture.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 @8:07:42 PM
A good chance to get caught up on your listening to the music, until your banjos come home. Brad
Thursday, May 9, 2013 @8:15:34 PM
Hey, I see your music interests. Though old time banjo playing is my primary interest, I really enjoy traditional Cajun music, where I move to Cajun triangle playing. That is why I started making the old school triangles, because nobody down there was making them anymore. Now its a worldwide business at a blistering sales pace of 1-2 per month. Of course there will never be a profit when you consider the cost of anvils, fuel, hammers, forge, leg vices, etc. but its my way to participate and provide this unique instrument. Well, one day I get an order from a dude who says he needs one for "forro" music. I ask, what the heck is that. Its Brazilian Folk Dance music. Its also big in Europe now with dance competitions and festivals. The primary percussion instrument for a forro band appears to be triangle, and these gusy are loving my old style pre-war hayrake tine triangles. Now I know Argentina is not Brazil, but you familiar with it. If not, go do some youtubing about it to occupy your mind. brad
Thursday, May 9, 2013 @9:28:47 PM
JUst call them your prodigal banjos..they will return....eventuallt!
Friday, May 10, 2013 @6:24:20 AM
rgoad is right, you arta just build you a banjo....and if you catch those polecats that stole your banjos, just stretch their hide over the head of the new banjo... :-D
Friday, May 10, 2013 @7:07:28 AM
ratler has a point. Nothing says "hands off" like a banjo head with sideburns on it.
Friday, May 10, 2013 @7:55:49 AM
Ratler - I think burglar hide is a little to thin to make a good banjer head with......might look good mounted on my wall though.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @4:31:30 AM
Any news on your banjos...wish we were closer, I'd loan you one of mine...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @7:55:33 AM
No news yet Ratler...still looking, watching and waiting.....
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