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  1. They are maybe Master's degree, Associate degree, or Bachelor degree, and the other bellows degrees reserved for high school?? Depending on how the accrediting authority has the programs set up I wonder if the skills come in the program, or we get the skills before applying, or are automatic on receiving the certificate. I could sure use a shortcut to better playing. Maybe I could skip a grade Thanks Leo
  2. Tom: I didn't understand a word they said, and thoroughly enjoyed every minit of it. Wish there were more programs like it. What a nice way to spend a half hour. Even rocognised a name or two. Are they from here??? Thanks Leo
  3. As of this morning, the US has duplicated the UK model, however they don't specify things other than liquids and pastes in their ban. Hopefully it will be short term. http://www.tsa.dot.gov/public/interapp/edi...torial_1235.xml Yes knitting needles are allowed (conditionally): http://www.tsa.dot.gov/interweb/assetlibra...bited_Facts.doc http://www.tsa.dot.gov/public/interapp/edi...torial_1252.xml Thanks Leo
  4. Dirge: Took the words right out of my mouth. I couldn't agree more. However it's not limited to Blair. Same thing this side of the pond, only more so. (It's a lot bigger in size). To quote one of our most eloquent recent presidents: his term will emphasize "symbolism over substance". (Clinton) Just to keep me on topic for this net I should say concertina somewhere. I occasionally drive around with one. No problems intra state, but I haven't tested going interstate, yet. I haven't gathered the courage. Thanks Leo
  5. But I like to pay taxes doesn't everybody? Thanks Leo
  6. There goes all our good advice about carrying on your concertina. But I also wonder: 1) If somebody has a bomb in a hand bag, and they're not permitted to carry it on, then they would have to check it as cargo baggage, no? Would that prevent it from going off? 2) I hope the check-in attendants are informing passengers of this change when they check their bags. If they don't get told until they reach the x-ray machines, then in most cases it will be too late for them to return to the counter and check their intended carryons. I can just picture the guards amassing a huge mound of carryon bags that were refused boarding but which had nowhere else to go. (Would they let me pick through it, looking for concertinas? ) Yup must have been those boloney sandwiches, with lunchmeat Which direction? Eastbound, or Westbound? Doesn't really matter does it? But they almost got past the screeners, didn't they! Naked flights next?? Might ask for concertina here: http://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/ Thanks Leo
  7. Not idiot question. Nickname of Ohio USA (Buckeye State). It's a horse chestnut. All the States have nicknames, and mottos. Some are insider names, like Pennsylvania: "Land of Taxes". Sometimes we fight New York for that honor. It's a tossup. Thanks Leo
  8. I suspect you will find generally no, perhaps with a few qualified maybes. Have you played an instrument before, and what would you like to play on it. Outside this short answer I'd be outside my expertise to comment further. However; the search function of this net and Hohner will bring up over 400 comments on their line of instruments. Thanks Leo
  9. All: Tales and stories and speculation aside, here it is right from the horses mouth: http://www.tsa.dot.gov/public/interapp/edi...torial_1235.xml Yes knitting needles are allowed (conditionally): http://www.tsa.dot.gov/interweb/assetlibra...bited_Facts.doc http://www.tsa.dot.gov/public/interapp/edi...torial_1252.xml The important thing to remember; in the US, the screeners don't work for the airlines, and the airlines can't answer for the screeners. They are different companies. The screeners may or may not be government employees. All minimum wage, minimally trained, with lots of power to do what they are told is correct. Now immagine the frustration going through screening 2, 3 or 4 times a day for 30 years in virtually every airport in the US. The system started a long time ago with DB Cooper in the 70's. Not after 911. I can tell you it's a maddening system, trying to get a handle on what's real. Somehow "I'm from the government, and I'm here to protect you", has lost it's luster a long time ago. I appologise for the rant, however, I've been there, done that, wrote the book, got the tshirt, made the movie, and get royalties from this subject. As an aside , I don't know what applies in other countries, except some of the Canadian Airports. Remember; we all live in different countries, and each departing country has their own rules. It's possible to carry something one way and not back under the system. Sometimes it's also happens within the states. Yes Jim boloney is a lot closer to reality than one might think. Yes, each airport is a different empire with each screener more or less operating on their own, and they reallly aren't that experienced. Only doing what they are told. Thanks for listening, PM and EMail ok for what I really think. Leo
  10. Travis C Under They Might be Giants there is a zip file of Midi that includes Particle Man. It is a shortened version of the tune, but it includes the accordion parts here: http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/boardw...51/midis.html#P If you don't have the capability now, this software will put the score on the screen in front of you: http://www.notation.com/DownloadMidiNotatePlayer.htm Catchy tune; sounds nice on a concertina. This site has a tune that might be the correct "Weird Beard". Just a guess, I can't tell: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/3558 The impossible just takes a little longer. Thanks Leo
  11. Is this the version of "Particle Man"? I remember my son watched this when he was growing up. Tiny Tunes with baby taz playing squeezebox. I think it's the tune to "Spiderman, Spiderman, does everything a spider can" by Aerosmith? http://www.youtube.chttp://lyrics.rare-lyr...h?v=qnUXZlatV6Y Physics, and Tiny tunes, what a mix. Thanks Leo
  12. There ar two predominant types of instrument: Anglo, and English. The Anglo plays similar to a harmonica. Different notes on the push and pull. The English; same note push and pull. I tried a harmonica when I was younger and got lost in the different notes (kept mixing them up). Therefore for me an English was the suggestion, and I haven't regretted it. With a familiarity of harmonica you may find an advantage with an Anglo. By the way "Battle Cry of Freedom" sounds awesome on a concertina. Haven't quite figgured out "Bonnie Blue/White Flag" yet but it's coming. Thanks Leo
  13. A great resource; scholarly articles: http://www.concertina.com/ The parent site to this net: http://www.concertina.net/ Lots of good information: http://www.concertina.info/ This net is the best place for information. What part of the world do you live? What kind of music do you like? Do you play music, or have a backround in another instrument, or are you like me; beginner in both?? Not personal questions, just so the experts can direct. You're right! It's fun to play even for my own amusement. Thanks Leo
  14. I wouldn't want to check it, especially if you are changing airplanes enroute. Too many chances for it to get misconnected, lost or damaged, and if it does get damaged, the limit of liability of the carrier may not cover repair or replacement, unless declared and paid for additional insurance (read the back of the ticket for more information). I would put it in the overhead if there is room or under the seat in front of you (depending on the size of the airplane). More control of it and less chance of mishap. International travel misconnecting baggage is sometimes the rule rather than the exception. All in all too many unknowns to checked baggage. There are success stories, but while many it only takes the few for me to have too many doubts. Thanks Leo
  15. http://www.buttonbox.com/morse.html This might be what you are looking for. Nice people to talk to and made in Mass. They also have a used Stagi on their in stock page here: http://www.buttonbox.com/stocklist.shtml I have one of their English Albion models and it's very nice. Phone number and email address are on the bottom of the page. Worth a look, and a phone call to talk to them, or if they are close stop in. They are very helpful. Their main page: http://www.buttonbox.com/ They also have a banner ad on the concertina.net. Do you have in mind what price range you'd like to stay in?? Thanks Leo
  16. Jim: I think this is it: http://ecf-guest.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunef...00&thresh=5 JUDY AND JIM'S WEDDING. American, Waltz. USA, Massachusetts. D Major. Standard. AB (Matthiesen): AAB (Phillips). A modern waltz composed by Larry Unger (Lincoln, Mass.) in 1988 for the wedding of some friends. Source for notated version: Amy Richardson with Uncle Gizmo [Phillips]. Matthiesen (The Waltz Book), 1992; pg. 30. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), Vol. 2, 1995; pg. 269. Bo Bradham and Mary Cay Brass ‑ "The Belle of Brattleboro." Thanks Leo
  17. Calybos: Does this work?: http://www.concertina.com/anglo/ Hope it helps For my own information, (I don't know any better), are all C/G anglo concertina's the same?? I'm fumbling around trying to learn how to play a Morse Albion English. Thanks Leo
  18. RatFace Whoops! You beat me to it. I was considering volunteering this since being kind of new to concertina's I don't have much other meaningful to contribute. That's why my curiosity. I hope you do well, so for now 4 videos. I hope you get quite a few contributions to support YouTube Concertina groups. Nicely done: http://youtube.com/group/concertina Thanks Leo
  19. I'm not familiar with the style of music, but I like it. It's different. Do you really think there is enough people to support video groups? Thanks Leo
  20. Not sure of what to make of this concertina t shirt currently offered on EBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/God-Bless-CONCERTINA-P...1QQcmdZViewItem Thanks Leo
  21. It didn't take them long to make a "Chinese Clone" for only $376.46 (US) and only $75.29 (US) shipping. http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-MINIAT...1QQcmdZViewItem Thanks Leo
  22. derkaderka: You are ordering from here right????: U.S.A. We accept Money orders, Bank-Cashier's and Personal Checks payable to: The Concertina Connection 11517 E. 12th Spokane WA. 99206 U.S.A. Their main page has a "contact us" directly hot spot to email them directly. http://www.concertinaconnection.com/ To answer your question, when you click order an item, the new open window has a place for click to continue shopping. When you are finished ordering multiple items click check out. The automated ordering systems collect keystrokes until you say done. I don't have enough experience or knowledge to comment on your other question, however I would suggest a little patience for a few days. In a short time I'm sure there will be enough information posted to help your search. In the mean time this line of concertinas has been commented on frequently, all favorable. Look through the previous posts to find more information. Does this help get you started?? Thanks Leo
  23. Derka Derka: In the US the Zip Code has made the state name in the address redundant, so it's not needed. With the Zip + 4 system the state name has become less important. The system has been automated and sorted by machine so that maybe soon even address may become irrelavent. Here's why: http://www.zip-codes.com/zip_codes_history.asp Thanks Leo
  24. Yup. It is. I think it's been around for a few weeks now, off, then back again as a reocurring Jeffries: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php...ost&p=43089 This is One of the times it's been cloned. Look for others below in other posts recently. While you're there, look at the "other offerings for sale". They've even been known to clone their own scams. Thanks Leo
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