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Banjo - the devils instrument?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Having messed around and lost the picture for my previous avatar I've posted an alteed picture of the Lincoln Imp. 

I live in South Holland UK a district within the county of Lincolnshire,  the motif for this area is a red Tulip on a green background.  There are strong links to South Holland with much of the area being reclaimed from the sea. 

I don't like tulips and the line relief drawing of the stone carving was simply begging for a banjo....

 

Below is a shameless cut & paste of the text within Wikipedia. 

The Lincoln Imp is the symbol of the City of Lincoln, the county town of Lincolnshire, England.

 

The Lincoln Imp (at the bottom of the upper V)

 

Close-up image

According to a 14th-century legend, two mischievous creatures called imps were sent by Satan to do evil work on Earth. After causing mayhem in Northern England, the two imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral, where they smashed tables and chairs and tripped up the Bishop. When an angel came out of a book of hymns and told them to stop, one of the imps was brave and started throwing rocks at the angel, but the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone, giving the second imp a chance to escape.

There are many variations on Lincoln Imp legends. According to one popular legend, the imp which escaped fled north to Grimsby, where it soon began making trouble. It entered St. James' Church and began repeating its behaviour from Lincoln Cathedral. The angel reappeared and gave the imp's backside a good thrashing before turning it to stone as it had the first imp at Lincoln. The "Grimsby Imp" can still be seen in St James' Church, clinging to its sore bottom. Another legend has the escaped imp turned to stone just outside the cathedral, and sharp-eyed visitors can spot it on a South outside wall.

 

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Occupation: thingamabobbing

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
Own made White Laydie - fretless 22 1/4" scale 1&1/2" at nut Cherry neck on a maple 11" rim
Own made Garden Banjo - again fretless and shortscale. It's made from oak & cumaru left overs from garden projects. Ø11" pot fitted with Bill Rickard B&D Silver Bell tone ring
Grafton Minstrel #3 Fretted - custom fingerboard + Silver Bell tonering
Frankenbanjo - George Matthews Ø12 3/16" spunover pot attached to a Buckbee fretless mahogany neck


Experience Level: cack handed tone deaf beat missing musical dunce


Playing Since: 2009








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Dan Gellert, Fred Cockerham, Dent Wimmer, Tommy Jarrell, Mac Traynham, Frank Proffitt, Doc Boggs, Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mary Z Cox, Jabour & Perlman


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tried the banjo in May 2009 - my family still find it trying

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