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    Had to travel up to my corporate lab and the hotel carpeting has me now thinking of notes on the fretboard...I have stayed here countless times over the past year and never noticed until this trip. I got my first mandolin for Christmas, brought it along to practice at night. Immediately saw the carpet when I arrived and just laughed.

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    Welcome, Grasshopper.
    We've been expecting you.
    It's only the beginning!

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    Default Re: Is this a sign I am at the point of no return?

    Have you tried playing that arrangement, Alan? Looks quite an interesting set of notes, and really uses the whole fingerboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Lackey View Post
    Is this a sign I'm at the point of no return?
    No not at all. It's just that you just can't go back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    No not at all. It's just that you just can't go back.
    Or said another way: You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave...

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    Reminded me of The Overlook Hotel. Redrum Redrum!

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    PS. It reminds me of an Appalachian Dulcimer.
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    so, what does the carpet sound like?.....
    "Money is a complication man created that the universe doesn't care about."

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    Point of no return. That is an interesting question.
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    To answer the question: Yes.
    Musica mulcet ad animam.
    Musica placet aurium.
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    To me it looks worryingly like banjo tab.

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    Welcome to the real world.

    the world is better off without bad ideas, good ideas are better off without the world

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    No return is the point........mando madness has set into your brain.......Resistance is futile......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemoonofky View Post
    No return is the point........mando madness has set into your brain.......Resistance is futile......

    If that's the case, then surely MAS will set in. As we all know, that is incurable.
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    Well...I recognize now that I have the disease. I just needed affirmation from the folks here! It is interesting to me how I see these kinds of things now..in places I would not otherwise given a second look.

    I laughed last night when I went to navigate my iPad with my left hand [am right handed so never do that] and could not feel the screen under my fingertip.....I guess the practice is at least paying off in that regard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Lackey View Post
    I laughed last night when I went to navigate my iPad with my left hand [am right handed so never do that] and could not feel the screen under my fingertip.....I guess the practice is at least paying off in that regard!
    Yes, that hand is now committed to other things.

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    Default Re: Is this a sign I am at the point of no return?

    is the "B" used as a drone note?

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    I have always marveled at the hideous colors and designs of hotel and movie theater carpeting. I suppose it is to hide 'stains'?
    You are lucky to live in an area where you can easily obtain a 'fix' for your MAS. My best advice, avoid the Mando Cafe Classifieds, (if you can) it will only fuel the fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluejay View Post
    I have always marveled at the hideous colors and designs of hotel and movie theater carpeting. I suppose it is to hide 'stains'?
    I believe its purpose is to dissuade people from loitering, or lingering.

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    Now the Captain Hook thing was FUNNY!!!

    Maybe that's why they started making the mandolin with the scroll???

    Something to put the hook through??? Just a thought.....

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    Default Re: Is this a sign I am at the point of no return?

    There is a slight point of concern. In another thread where I was at someone as they put it was "schizophrenia", as they were also intrigued by the octave mandolin. The point is were it not for my small hands they would have infected me to, that is why "schizophrenia" is not the illness. My concern is that it is not schizophrenia, but TWSAS "things with strings: acquisition syndrome" Reason for saying that: there is a music store I discovered in my home town, in there is a ukulele. I found myself gathering all information about a ukulele last night. Very educational, but my family thought I was only in to another mando, now? I have not even mentioned my interest in the ukulele - and I will not for reasons that should be obvious - so I fear madness? acquisition syndrome? there is no cure.

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    Many, many years ago Steve Allen had a TV variety show. Among other things he was a prolific song writer and a great pianist.
    One of the bits on his show I recall quite clearly. People would send in photographs of telephone wires, split rail fences, etc., where birds have landed.
    The general shape of the lines and birds certainly looked like music, and he would play whatever people had photographed on his piano. It was pretty entertaining. Some of it was actually pretty nice, but I contribute that to his piano ability, not the placement of the birds.
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    I don't suppose it was anything like this:


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    Good to see you still active on the Cafe. LNK2MYIS. How are you feeling? Still picking?
    Quote Originally Posted by LKN2MYIS View Post
    Many, many years ago Steve Allen had a TV variety show. Among other things he was a prolific song writer and a great pianist.
    One of the bits on his show I recall quite clearly. People would send in photographs of telephone wires, split rail fences, etc., where birds have landed.
    The general shape of the lines and birds certainly looked like music, and he would play whatever people had photographed on his piano. It was pretty entertaining. Some of it was actually pretty nice, but I contribute that to his piano ability, not the placement of the birds.
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