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Jan 22, 2021 - 6:11:18 PM
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241 posts since 10/28/2018

you know how at college/house parties their is always some obnoxious dude who plays his guitar to pick up chicks? What if after COVID I went to a college party and played my banjo? would chicks dig a "banjo guy" at a party? lol even if does not get chicks it would be DOPE to annoy folks with banjo songs at a college party. They would have never expected it in a million years! Honestly I think some would find  it hilarious/ get comic relief out of it.

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Edited by - mrfrail on 01/22/2021 18:12:28

Jan 22, 2021 - 6:35:56 PM
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lapsteel

Canada

478 posts since 8/13/2015

I started teaching myself how to play the banjo when I was in graduate school. I did not attend “college/house” parties and I did not try to pick up chicks because I was recovering from a broken relationship. I was also quite busy with course work. I devoted what little spare time I had to banjo.
Most students that I knew just gave me strange looks and avoided me. Looking back, I was lucky because it kept me looking for folks who enjoyed picking. I found them a few years later.

Jan 22, 2021 - 6:50:31 PM
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Yes, it is guaranteed. You should definitely do it.

Jan 22, 2021 - 6:53:19 PM

241 posts since 10/28/2018

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Originally posted by lapsteel

I started teaching myself how to play the banjo when I was in graduate school. I did not attend “college/house” parties and I did not try to pick up chicks because I was recovering from a broken relationship. I was also quite busy with course work. I devoted what little spare time I had to banjo.
Most students that I knew just gave me strange looks and avoided me. Looking back, I was lucky because it kept me looking for folks who enjoyed picking. I found them a few years later.


no you should have brought your banjo to class in cowboy boots and a hat and played a diddy in order to teach the students the material via song (legit some people learn best through songs) 

Edited by - mrfrail on 01/22/2021 18:55:03

Jan 22, 2021 - 6:54:33 PM

241 posts since 10/28/2018

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Originally posted by MacCruiskeen

Yes, it is guaranteed. You should definitely do it.


cool should I wear overalls and straw hat, or should I come to the party dressed like an 80's hair-band member but use a banjo.

(lol it would be dope if I had some smoke machines while making my grand appearance through the frat house. I want to make a grand entrance JUST LIKE THIS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

Edited by - mrfrail on 01/22/2021 18:59:57

Jan 22, 2021 - 6:55:21 PM
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chuckv97

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What does a sperm and a banjo player have in common? They both have one chance in about a million of becoming a human being.

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:00:51 PM

241 posts since 10/28/2018

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What does a sperm and a banjo player have in common? They both have one chance in about a million of becoming a human being.


lol too unsophisticated to get the joke

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:22:28 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by mrfrail
quote:
Originally posted by MacCruiskeen

Yes, it is guaranteed. You should definitely do it.


cool should I wear overalls and straw hat, or should I come to the party dressed like an 80's hair-band member but use a banjo.


You only need the banjo.

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:32:33 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by MacCruiskeen
quote:
Originally posted by mrfrail
quote:
Originally posted by MacCruiskeen

Yes, it is guaranteed. You should definitely do it.


cool should I wear overalls and straw hat, or should I come to the party dressed like an 80's hair-band member but use a banjo.


You only need the banjo.


no but I want to make a grand entrance and be an attention hog at the party (may as well make a scene in the process via smoke machines or a nice big straw hat that takes up 1/2 the room. bonus points if I wack people with my gigantic straw hat while turning my head! I bet that drives the ladies wild :D )

Edited by - mrfrail on 01/22/2021 19:35:14

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:44:09 PM

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If she loves Karen Dalton, Elizabeth Cotton, and Peggy Seeger she'll be there undaunted by the bagpipes of stringed instruments. Consider it an integrity magnet!

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:44:21 PM
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Originally posted by mrfrail
 

no but I want to make a grand entrance and be an attention hog at the party (may as well make a scene in the process via smoke machines or a nice big straw hat that takes up 1/2 the room. bonus points if I wack people with my gigantic straw hat while turning my head! I bet that drives the ladies wild :D )


I think if you make a grand entrance wearing just a banjo, you will get attention. Unless you need a gigantic hat to compensate for some insecurity.

Edited by - MacCruiskeen on 01/22/2021 19:45:22

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:48:01 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by MacCruiskeen
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Originally posted by mrfrail
 

no but I want to make a grand entrance and be an attention hog at the party (may as well make a scene in the process via smoke machines or a nice big straw hat that takes up 1/2 the room. bonus points if I wack people with my gigantic straw hat while turning my head! I bet that drives the ladies wild :D )


I think if you make a grand entrance wearing just a banjo, you will get attention. Unless you need a gigantic hat to compensate for some insecurity.


lol so make a banjo costume WHILE playing the banjo at the party? if so then attention WILL be paid to me! ha ha ha! (hopefully chicks will dig it!)

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:49:10 PM

241 posts since 10/28/2018

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Originally posted by 35planar

If she loves Karen Dalton, Elizabeth Cotton, and Peggy Seeger she'll be there undaunted by the bagpipes of stringed instruments. Consider it an integrity magnet!


i wish I had a girlfriend who could play bagpipes. If fate wills it maybe I will meet my future wife in Scotland! Bagpipes are one of the nicest and most soothing sounding instruments IMO 

-Serious question do Scots-women wear kilts too or only men? or do Scots-women wear pants while the men wear kilts? 

Edited by - mrfrail on 01/22/2021 19:55:31

Jan 22, 2021 - 8:14:16 PM
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If you get to Scotland, watch out for the VERY dangerous Loch Ness Mobster!


Jan 22, 2021 - 8:16:25 PM
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RB3

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I once heard a female TV reporter ask a fellow who was wearing a kilt if anything was worn underneath it. The fellow wearing the kilt, smiled and responded by saying, "no, everything under my kilt is in perfect working order".

Jan 22, 2021 - 8:38:39 PM
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Steve Martin: "People always ask me the difference between a banjo and a guitar. You see a banjo has a body that mimics a drum head, this round pot that projects sound outward. And the guitar... will get you [women]."

Edited by - Brian Murphy on 01/22/2021 20:39:07

Jan 22, 2021 - 8:43:02 PM

241 posts since 10/28/2018

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Originally posted by RB3

I once heard a female TV reporter ask a fellow who was wearing a kilt if anything was worn underneath it. The fellow wearing the kilt, smiled and responded by saying, "no, everything under my kilt is in perfect working order".


do Scots-women wear pants then? (since the men wear kilts?) 

Jan 22, 2021 - 8:44:56 PM

241 posts since 10/28/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Brian Murphy

Steve Martin: "People always ask me the difference between a banjo and a guitar. You see a banjo has a body that mimics a drum head, this round pot that projects sound outward. And the guitar... will get you [women]."


no but what about a country girl? wouldn't a good o'l banjo diddly impress her while she plays her fiddle in compliment? 

Jan 22, 2021 - 9:12:54 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by mrfrail
quote:
Originally posted by Brian Murphy

Steve Martin: "People always ask me the difference between a banjo and a guitar. You see a banjo has a body that mimics a drum head, this round pot that projects sound outward. And the guitar... will get you [women]."


no but what about a country girl? wouldn't a good o'l banjo diddly impress her while she plays her fiddle in compliment? 


If you can find a good country girl at a college party, power to ya.  I never could.

Jan 22, 2021 - 9:55:14 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by 35planar

If she loves Karen Dalton, Elizabeth Cotton, and Peggy Seeger she'll be there undaunted by the bagpipes of stringed instruments. Consider it an integrity magnet!


I seriously doubt anyone at a college party is going to even know who those people are.

Jan 23, 2021 - 3:11:15 AM
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Here’s what happened to me at a pretty good size house warming party years ago. It was an out-door lawn event and a few guys went to the basement to sneak a drink with the owner. I don’t drink but I went down as a couple my friends did also. Over on a couch there was an old banjo. So while they were drinking and joking around I picked up the banjo….tuned it…and noodled around……bingo….word got out that DR was playing banjo down in the basement…..first off the strings were dead…..no picks….banjo didn’t have any volume or sustain….I wasn’t trying to impress anyone……soon the basement filled up with about 40 people thinking they were at a concert…….well I’m not a bare finger picker so only could squeak out a couple of halfhearted unknown partial tunes. That basement emptied as fast as it had filled….I will never do that again as long as I live….lol (only about 3 people were interested in what I had done) no women or girls though!

Jan 23, 2021 - 3:47:27 AM

429 posts since 7/13/2008

I lived with a bunch of guys off campus at U of Michigan in the early 70's while I was learning to play banjo. I'd sit in my room and go over rolls - over and over. A few years ago I ran into one of the other guy's girlfriends who had been an English prof in Philadelphia. In parting, she mentioned that she'd written an article for 'Dirty Linen,' the folk periodical, about my learning to play the banjo. I have never been able to find the article - but I'm sure it was highly complimentary.

Jan 23, 2021 - 6:19:30 AM
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KCJones

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1351 posts since 8/30/2012

I think you would all be surprised at the level of interest college aged kids have in banjo and bluegrass/folk/americana music. I maintain a connection to my Alma Mater and I've noticed that most of the house bands at parties feature at a minimum a mandolin and often a banjo. 40 years ago, rock+roll and cars that got 6 miles to the gallon were the ultimate in "cool". Now, folky type music and electric cars are "cool". It's also very collaborative, there are basically no genres and you'll see banjos and mandolins combined with drums and electric guitar. They don't seem to care about following the unspoken musical rules of the various genres. 

I also don't think it has much to do with the instrument. I doubt playing guitar would make me any more appealing to women!!

Edited by - KCJones on 01/23/2021 06:23:03

Jan 23, 2021 - 7:11:39 AM

rmcdow

USA

885 posts since 11/8/2014

If you do show up at a party with a banjo, you might find a woman there who plays the banjo. That would be worthwhile. I found one.

Jan 23, 2021 - 8:12:19 AM

241 posts since 10/28/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Brian Murphy
quote:
Originally posted by mrfrail
quote:
Originally posted by Brian Murphy

Steve Martin: "People always ask me the difference between a banjo and a guitar. You see a banjo has a body that mimics a drum head, this round pot that projects sound outward. And the guitar... will get you [women]."


no but what about a country girl? wouldn't a good o'l banjo diddly impress her while she plays her fiddle in compliment? 


If you can find a good country girl at a college party, power to ya.  I never could.


what about at a party at Alabama State or O'l Miss? 

Edited by - mrfrail on 01/23/2021 08:13:57

Jan 23, 2021 - 8:17:54 AM

241 posts since 10/28/2018

quote:
Originally posted by KCJones

I think you would all be surprised at the level of interest college aged kids have in banjo and bluegrass/folk/americana music. I maintain a connection to my Alma Mater and I've noticed that most of the house bands at parties feature at a minimum a mandolin and often a banjo. 40 years ago, rock+roll and cars that got 6 miles to the gallon were the ultimate in "cool". Now, folky type music and electric cars are "cool". It's also very collaborative, there are basically no genres and you'll see banjos and mandolins combined with drums and electric guitar. They don't seem to care about following the unspoken musical rules of the various genres. 

I also don't think it has much to do with the instrument. I doubt playing guitar would make me any more appealing to women!!


aren't those hipsters? they usually play the annoying ukulele in folk music. I HATE ukuleles i can tolerate the annoying guitar guy but i DESPISE the "annoying ukulele guy" 

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