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Banjos and global warming.

Monday, February 19, 2007

I've heard many say that the global warming has a close correlation with the onset of the industrial revolution.  I think they're overlooking something.  The 5-string banjo was invented right at the beginning of the industrial revolution.  About 1840.  I know there were banjars before 1840, but the 5-string was invented around 1840.  And then in the 20th century, they even started making them in factories.  There are more banjos today than ever in the history of the world.  Conclusion:  5-string banjos cause global warming. 1 comment

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Playing Since: 1976
Experience Level: Purty Good


Occupation: Driver

Gender: Male
Age: 60

My Instruments:
1952 RB-150. Pre-war flat-head tonering added in 1960 by the original owner (the late Tommy Perkins), from whom I got the banjuh in 1985. It has residual cam-tuner holes in the peghead which Tommy used to hold his cigaretts while he was picking.

If you see a pic of me playing a Flying Eagles banjer, that's a Stew-Mac. It's really heavy, probably because there are no holes in the tonering and lots of glue in the 11-ply rim. Since it weighs so much and it sounds better to the player than it does to the listener, I loaned it to a guy who's learning how to play.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Banjoers:: Earl Scruggs, Ron Rimmer, Sonny Osborne, Donnie Harvey. Other Musicians: Jerry Douglas, Mike Marshal. Bands: Osborne Brothers, Seldom Scene, 0044, American Bluegrass Express, Marty Raybon & Full Circle.

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Nothing to report. I'm not really that interesting. Why don't you read about some of my friends? They're pretty interesting. Well, maybe I'll just tell a few basics. I was born in August of 1962. The Beverly Hillbillies came on a few weeks later. The rest is history. Well, actually, it's all "history". It's all in the past anyway. So the bottom line is, I grew up listening to Earl Scruggs. I love the banjo.

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