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If You Hear Music


Yep, if you're camped somewhere & you hear guitar, mandolin, ukulele & harmonica coming from the same direction (not at the same time) it's probably little ol' me.

Rock, blues, jazz & country, love it all.

The three middle instruments with cases are my travel arsenal. 

Call it a hobby if you like but it's been an obsession of mine since 1964.

On our last trip I sat under our caravan awning playing my mandolin & a herd of cows came over to the nearby fence to listen. Talk about a captive audience. They seemed really moooooooved by my performance! laughing.gif

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How  lovely to be camped  in the night and hear the sounds of a mandolin dancing on the breeze, I would dance my gypsy heart out in joy, and barefoot to blankstare tapping my tambourine .... loving life with a smile Kisha



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That is a nice array of instruments DD,maybe if we meet on the road somewhere ,sometime we can make some music together. What a hootbiggrinbiggrin



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Kisha wrote:

How  lovely to be camped  in the night and hear the sounds of a mandolin dancing on the breeze, I would dance my gypsy heart out in joy, and barefoot to blankstare tapping my tambourine .... loving life with a smile Kisha


''Those were the days my friend.

We thought they'd never end.

We'd sing and dance forever and a day.

We'd live the life we'd choose.

We'd fight and never lose.

For we were young and sure to have our way.''

I love playing this Mary Hopkin gypsy style song on the mandolin.



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Blues Man wrote:

That is a nice array of instruments DD,maybe if we meet on the road somewhere ,sometime we can make some music together. What a hootbiggrinbiggrin


 Yep, my favorite is the Fender Telecaster.

Really enjoy the occasional session with others. My three rules:

1. Don't dominate.

2. Listen to others.

3. Relax & enjoy.

I'll show you my hands, they've played Eric Clapton's, Stevie Ray Vaughn's & Jimi Hendrix's guitars all at the London Hard Rock Cafe's vault museum.

The guide took them off their stands, removed the security systems & handed them to me. What a lifetime thrill!biggrin

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DD- The Child bride said "He's worse than you"- They cannot appreciate the finer details - Yet her shoe wardrobe and shelves are getting into the Imelda Marcos" category.

I'm envious can almost play piano.

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DD- The Child bride said "He's worse than you"- They cannot appreciate the finer details - Yet her shoe wardrobe and shelves are getting into the Imelda Marcos" category.

I'm envious can almost play piano.


 Maybe you can sell a few of her shoes to Maxwell Smart as mobile phones. That way you could pay for your piano lessons.smile

Luckily I was playing the guitar well before I met my other half so the instruments came with me as a package deal. Luckily she also loves to hear me play.

It's all about DEALS these days.

You want your engagement ring refurbished darling, OK I'll buy a sheet music book at 1/50th of the cost. Done deal & I'm lookin' good.wink



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Possum3 wrote:

DD- The Child bride said "He's worse than you"- They cannot appreciate the finer details - Yet her shoe wardrobe and shelves are getting into the Imelda Marcos" category.

I'm envious can almost play piano.


 Maybe you can sell a few of her shoes to Maxwell Smart as mobile phones. That way you could pay for your piano lessons.smile

Luckily I was playing the guitar well before I met my other half so the instruments came with me as a package deal. Luckily she also loves to hear me play.

It's all about DEALS these days.

You want your engagement ring refurbished darling, OK I'll buy a sheet music book at 1/50th of the cost. Done deal & I'm lookin' good.wink


 

 

 

You are very lucky DD ,back in the mid 80's i bought a Fender Teley ,i already owned a nice late 60's Les Paul but i also wanted a Strat

 SWAMBO said i had to sell one of one of my instruments to be able to get the Strat (we were a  struggling young family at the time)

I sold my Teley to buy L series strat. furiousfurious   We are all still together after all these years smilesmile 

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Blues Man wrote:
Desert Dweller wrote:
Possum3 wrote:

DD- The Child bride said "He's worse than you"- They cannot appreciate the finer details - Yet her shoe wardrobe and shelves are getting into the Imelda Marcos" category.

I'm envious can almost play piano.


 Maybe you can sell a few of her shoes to Maxwell Smart as mobile phones. That way you could pay for your piano lessons.smile

Luckily I was playing the guitar well before I met my other half so the instruments came with me as a package deal. Luckily she also loves to hear me play.

It's all about DEALS these days.

You want your engagement ring refurbished darling, OK I'll buy a sheet music book at 1/50th of the cost. Done deal & I'm lookin' good.wink


 

 

 

You are very lucky DD ,back in the mid 80's i bought a Fender Teley ,i already owned a nice late 60's Les Paul but i also wanted a Strat

 SWAMBO said i had to sell one of one of my instruments to be able to get the Strat (we were a  struggling young family at the time)

I sold my Teley to buy L series strat. furiousfurious   We are all still together after all these years smilesmile 

Cheers

Blues man


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Ah, sweet serenity! All I hear these days is doof, doof and rap cr*p.

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Ah, sweet serenity! All I hear these days is doof, doof and rap cr*p.


 I'm with you mate! No instruments in that rubbish, it's all computer generated. The lyrics are obscene in some of it.

 

If we stay in a caravan park with piped music in the amenities block I'm out of there as quick as possible.  sprint.gif

 

Same goes for shopping centers & supermarkets.  sprint.gif



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Lovely to read here DD.
We too take our Ukes and have from time to time sat out under the sky to play and soon have an audience of small song birds come and sit in the bush and sing, chirp etc. along with our playing.
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Lovely to read here DD.
We too take our Ukes and have from time to time sat out under the sky to play and soon have an audience of small song birds come and sit in the bush and sing, chirp etc. along with our playing.
Cheers


 Yep, playing a bit of music seems to enhance the relaxed atmosphere around camp. Love it. relax.gifrelax.gif

 



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Mobi Condo wrote:

Lovely to read here DD.
We too take our Ukes and have from time to time sat out under the sky to play and soon have an audience of small song birds come and sit in the bush and sing, chirp etc. along with our playing.
Cheers


 Yep, playing a bit of music seems to enhance the relaxed atmosphere around camp. Love it. relax.gifrelax.gif

 


 

 

 

Ahh Music  , the universal language that soothe the soul unless of corse it's that horrible black death metal music where the so called 

muse's dress and worship satin .Now that really frightens me confuseconfuseconfusefuriousfuriousfuriousfurious

 

 



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Enjoyed several evening around a camp fire in the middle of W.A. While gold prospecting with a guy who broke out an amplifier and keyboard and sang old time music. Just five of us there.  i had some pics but computer self destructed. Add some spirit and it was fantastic. Play D.D 

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This thread direction called to memory a night in a rest area with three or four other vanners, an oversized low loader only allowed to move in daylight hours and a large-ish Mercedes Sprinter type van with just gear in it (not fitted out at all) with a lone driver who insisted on waltzing about the site in only his very brief jocks (despite there being young children wanting to play outside their rigs), then at about 1130 pm he started up his electric key board at high volume!
Oh joy! Oh delight!
The low loader driver was NOT favourably impressed! Nor were any of us others!
A Country Western couple had been playing their stuff up until dusk, but then went quiet.

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All acoustic for me.

If we're camped in close company the ukulele is the quietest, less obtrusive way to go.

I leave my amplified instruments at home permanently.

We've struck a few amplified C&W dudes on our travels, they're bl**dy annoying, mostly because they can't sing to save themselves & have very basic instrumental skills.

We reckon that they probably sound better the more you drink.blankstareblankstare



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Desert Dweller wrote:

All acoustic for me.

If we're camped in close company the ukulele is the quietest, less obtrusive way to go.

I leave my amplified instruments at home permanently.

We've struck a few amplified C&W dudes on our travels, they're bl**dy annoying, mostly because they can't sing to save themselves & have very basic instrumental skills.

We reckon that they probably sound better the more you drink.blankstareblankstare


Yep - acoustic it is, and played with skill! 

Some of our travel companions (ardent annual Tamworth attendees) taught us "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the road" which we did around the camp fire with them (plus other songs) BUT we were in the middle of the Eyre Highway and no others for miles around!



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I'm sure your music mooooooves a lot of people DD.
I'm sure it would moooooooooove me too.
I have a guitar playing son.
HID bought him a mandolin once.
It's been sitting in my loungeroom for 9 years now.
I really should learn to play it................

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Looking forward to Christmas, this is my present from Santa, recently delivered to our home. Gee I must've been good this year. smile

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DD that is a beautiful instrument, it will be happy to join your awesome collection.  And if your ever playing by that campfire in the night, and I hear your music dancing on the breeze,  I will as always be ready to dance my gypsy soul out accompanied with the tambourine. Ahh life is good.  Enjoy your Christmas present....Regards Kisha.



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DD that is a beautiful instrument, it will be happy to join your awesome collection.  And if your ever playing by that campfire in the night, and I hear your music dancing on the breeze,  I will as always be ready to dance my gypsy soul out accompanied with the tambourine. Ahh life is good.  Enjoy your Christmas present....Regards Kisha.


Great for Bob Dylan/Byrds songs & things like ''As Tears Go By'' - Marianne Faithfull written by Jagger/Richards.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjFNc4j4VZE

 



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DD I went to YT and had a listen to Marianne Faithful singing As Tears Go By, she always was a fav of mine. Many moons ago as a teen on TV I sang Mariannes song If You'll Come And Stay With Me.  What a great era of music it was, I just love listening to it.  The Byrds were awesome Hey Mr Tambourine Man play a song for me lol, The Stones and many more, The Hollies, Kinks, The lovin Spoonful, McCoys with Hang On Sloopy lol, and I could go on and on. Its a rainy Sunday and I am loving it, wishing you both the same, sitting here enjoying steak, accompanied by the 60's rock box.....Kisha. 



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