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  1. I've just added another entry to my Tune of the Month blog... for the first time in over three years. Seeing as how it's not monthly anymore, I suppose I should change the blog name. Until then, here it is, text, photo and an mp3 of me playing Chittlin' Cookin' Time In Cheatham County. Here is the posting text.


    Yum! These raw chittlins can be boiled or fried. Either way, this delightful dish smells the way you would expect, being the intestines of a hog. Just like a stinky cheese smells like rotten milk, yet delicious... these pig innards are good eating if you go for that sort of thing.


    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith recorded this song back in 1936 to the tune of St. James Infirmary Blues. According to Kirk McGee, these new words were written by him and "a fellow named Busby." Read all about that story here.


    I’ve recorded my version of this charming Tennessee song, accompanying myself on a Morse C/G 30 button Anglo concertina.

    Love the song Jody!!! Excellent!!

  2. In a recent post, yfried mentioned that she was a physician (doctor). I'm one, too (an anesthesiologist). Any others care to identify themselves? Searching the members on the word "physician" also turns up frw, although I don't see the word on that profile page. Searching on "doctor" turns up a few members with the word in their screen name.


    Hi David -


    I am a physician - Family Doctor. In addition to seeing patients, I work for the University of Illinois College of Medicine. I have been teaching medical students and resident physicians for the past 16+ years. I love it.



    Farion (aka: frw)



  3. Thanks for the suggestion, Ken, I just added a location-signature too.


    Is there a way for the forum to display Location (if available) on the left hand side where it shows number of posts and joining date?


    So have I.


    Displaying location under the avatar is an excellent idea, and more useful than the other stuff as far as I'm concerned. At this point I have an awful feeling of deja vu though.(Why doesn't the stupid spellchecker supply accents to French words used routinely in English? I can't be bothered to go and find the characters and that would be a good consolation for always trying to change my S's to Zeds...) I think the location used to be displayed next to posts, and that we've been told before that it isn't possible anymore. Am I dreaming that?



    Decided to go add my location. I just want to say I love C.net. I appreciate everyone's comments.

  4. I was just looking at Bob Tedrow's website and saw a picture of him holding a pencil in his left hand. So he is either left-handed or ambidextrous. I am left-handed as well. Are they other Left-Handed Concertina players out there? If so, do you find it harder to play the melody on the right side?




    But the most valuable thing my parents bequeathed to me - apart from musical genes - was the notion that music is not just something you listen to on the radio, at church or at street parades. It's something you do at home. And it was valauble that my parents didn't either deter me from messing around with their instruments, or force me to learn them. I was able to explore them at my own pace, as children do with other important aspects of existence.





    That's really beatiful. And is a very good guideline to have into account, even more now: yesterday my wife made a test & realized that 'we' are just 2 weeks pregnant. I've no words. :D






    Congrats to you and your wife Fer!!! That is awesome. My wife and I have 5. They grow up quick. I think one of mine will take my concertina.



  6. Anyone else going to Shrewsbury FF?

    I'm only there for the saturday....hoping to have a try at the beginners session with my concertina (old not new one...I've seen the weather forcast).


    I'm off tommorow...camping...did I mention the weather? <_<



    I will often go camping with the boy scouts as I have 4 sons and one of my friends asked me if I would take my Edgley to play by the campfire. My reply was - "Not on your life." I would be scared to death that it would get wet, ruined. :blink:

  7. Well, my concertina finally arrived 2 hours ago and I have had it in my hands non-stop. I am happy and excited. Quick question for the group. How tight do you make the hand straps.


    By the way, our dog hates it. He has been whining with every sound that has come out of the concertina, but at least he doesn't try and go away. Just lays there. :blink:


    Sounds good... What did you get?





    I have an Edgley C/G Performers Model. It is absolutely beautiful.

  8. Well, my concertina finally arrived 2 hours ago and I have had it in my hands non-stop. I am happy and excited. Quick question for the group. How tight do you make the hand straps.


    By the way, our dog hates it. He has been whining with every sound that has come out of the concertina, but at least he doesn't try and go away. Just lays there. :blink:



    The dog has stopped whining, but is now laying down on the other side of the room. Poor guy! :unsure:

  9. While the tele was putting me to bed last night, I noticed Meryl Streep holding an anglo on a late night talk show. I quickly turned the vloume on to see what was up. She said she'd just acquired it within the week so there was no playing, but she did press a couple of buttons to demonstrate its sound. Nice to see someone having an interest enough to take it on national television, even without being able to play.


    Way to go! She is one of my favorite actresses. :)

  10. I am soon to be in receipt of my Edgley C/G concertina. Frank sent it off yesterday. I am sooo excited!! The sad thing is that I leave tomorrow for a business trip and won't be home when it likely comes. I have told my children that they cannot open the box! I guess I should look at the bright side of things. At least now, I won't be thrown out of the hotel. I will let everyone know next week.




  11. A more pertinent question: what do you do when you're playing on stage and suddenly realise that your fly is undone? :o



    Always make the best of a situation. Stand tall and look proud like you're showing off your new undies. :P

    If you're not wearing any, try to think of something else to be proud of. :o



    Thanks for the good laugh. Now I can start my day! :lol:




  12. Felix - just awesome! I enjoyed those videos very much.


    Wish I knew more Spanish. I know enough to coach a woman in labor delivering a baby. And that is about it. :) My daughter has had 6 years of Spanish in School and will be taking more in college. One of my son's has had 4 years. Another son is soon leaving for Uruguay to serve a mission for our church and he will be immersed in Spanish then too.


    Thank you again for the wonderful music.



  13. I love the 4th.


    I love what the holiday represents. I am grateful for those who have gone before me and have sacrificed so that I may enjoy personal freedoms that many in this world do not have. I love the flag as it is a representation for this as well. I love the parades, fireworks, barbeques, and time with family and friends. May we always honor those who have given personal sacrifice to bring more goodness into this world.



  14. I joined facebook last year so that I could keep up with my son during his first year of college. (Just a meddlin ole dad!) Since, I have been able to keep in touch with my own high school classmates and others I lost contact with. Every week someone is sending a request to be friends - Alan it won't end. It just goes on and on. Also, I joined the group "concertinas are cool" a month or so ago. Am anxiously waiting for my Edgley concertina. I should get it by Christmas. I am saving the money slowly. Have to with now 2 kids in college. In the meantime, the forums here have been great. I feel like I already know many of you. :)



  15. I have been waiting for just the right avatar before picking one that would represent me well. I recently found a named variety of bearded-iris called "concertina." Fits right in with my hobby of gardening well. Looks like I will need to add this variety to my garden. :)


    I am 1/3 of the way paying for my new and first box. I can't wait. Hopefully I can begin playing by Christmas.




  16. just throw those anglos away, straight into the circular file. The best use for an anglo is to harvest the reeds and pans, chuck the rest on the nearest garbage bon fire.


    a few parts found in an anglo "concertina" might work at servicing your toilet, like one of those French toilets that squirts the water. Yep, anglo's are useful for something alright.

    Wow! There's a reference to toilets in another string. Sounds like somebody has a fetish for toilets and against anglos. <_<

    I guess a toilet is easier to learn than an anglo. Come to think of it, I learned the toilet in my first sitting but I think the anglo sounds better.:P



    This gave me a little chuckle. Now I got to get back to work. :lol:

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