Posted by jrjenks on Tuesday, February 26, 2008
A weekly check-in on the Banjo versus TV project — J.R.'s resolution to spend more time in 2008 on his banjo than on TV.
Uh-oh. The banjo got clobbered by the Oscars this week.
Also in the last week:
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @6:32:14 AM
Actually I think there is. It is written by Tim Jumper called The Banjo Players Songbook. I got mine from Amazon for 29.95. Give it a try. Brian
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @10:19:53 AM
Thanks for the recommendation!
I couldn't find The Banjo Players Songbook listed among the books by Tim Jumper at Amazon. I did find a copy at a web site in Germany, but at 29,95 EUR plus international shipping to Chicago it's kind of pricey.
I'll keep an eye out for it.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @7:47:54 PM
I, too, am on a mission to replace banjo practice time with the tv. Cut the Oscars off and did practice instead. However, there are some exceptions on the TV watching, such as a few PBS programs.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @10:05:29 PM
Bogbottom, I see where you're coming from but I think there's a lot of good stuff on TV. I'm not really trying to cut down on my TV watching.
I know what you mean about good PBS programs. Via NetFlix, I'm watching a really great one right now: Earl Scruggs: The Bluegrass Legend. But I also still watch the junky shows that I love so much: American Idol, Girls Next Door and around two dozen other shows. Most of my shows aren't good good, but they're still good, if you know what I mean.
My real goal is to spend more time on my banjo. So I picked an activity that I knew I'd spend time on and have challenged myself to put at least that much time into my banjo.
In fact, it's kind of amazing to me how much TV I get to watch without breaking the at-least-as-much-banjo-as-TV rule.
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