[QUOTE=justyouraveragecavemen;877369]Awesome, I love mandolins. I was gonna buy one from a family friend, kept it awhile, but at that time in my life I couldn't fit it in. I want to play banjo. I dig banjos.
Patrick, I'm doing this tomorrow!
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Wish me luck![/QUOTE]
Dude, that looks awesome! Make sure to post pics and post here in my journal to point me towards 'em. That looks like a blast, and I love the name of it.
[QUOTE=Saoirse;877371]yay!!! post pics and videos?? please??? :)[/QUOTE]
I need to do a new video for sure. You got it, Saoirse! Maybe I'll have my buddy take the video while I'm at his cottage over Canada Day long weekend next weekend.
Also, kindly have your minds blown by this. Saw his video cover of Walk Off the Earth's cover of [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1bzUaf_gvU"]Somebody I Used to Know[/URL] (where he plays everything those five do solo) and then saw his other stuff. Wow.
Had an Ottawa Primal mini-meetup. Met up with Metric for Rib-fest. Were supposed to be joined by another guy, but he had an emergency come up.
Ribs good. It was cool to meet and hang out with Metric!
Got my new mandolin! With mauve case liner, she's a classy lady indeed.
You could change a line from a Jimmy Buffett song and say there's something so feminine about a mandolin. Not saying they are feminine to play, mind you, but it's shape and curves are very lady-like, sexy indeed. It's a beautiful instrument, no doubt.
The guy doing the percussion guitar playing has been to the crossroads to play like that.
The Barbarian Challenge was the most awesome thing ever. The wife and I finished at 1hr 49 mins because we waited on the other couple so much, stupid teamwork crap. I feel like I could have gotten close to an hour and a half, if the wife could have made it over the wall herself she could have made it 1 hr 15-20 mins easy.The male winner was at 52 minutes, so 1 hr 49 minutes is at least decent. We're doing this next:
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It's only a 5k and it's just the 2 of us. We shall compete this time. Prisoners will not be taken.
oh my, what a lovely lady!
Thanks, Saoirse! (how did I miss this comment? didn't get a notification -- sorry!) She certainly sounds awesome. I'm loving it so far. Still considering changing the strings out. Might give these another month and then try out the Elixir medium ones just to see. They'll string it for free where I bought it.
I might record me playing a few things. I'll have to see how videos come out.
I just saw this video on iwastesomuchtime.com. It's a good example of what happens when you've got a kickass power-to-weight ratio! (and skill, agility, practice, resourcefulness, etc.)
That's pretty bad ass. i don't think I could do it, though. I have a minor fear of heights. Actually, it's more of a fear of falling and breaking some part of my body(took a fall from about 25 feet when I was a kid).
Yikes! That's pretty freaky. For me, I got over my fear of heights in China, climbing some of the sacred mountains. That said, I love the very end of the video where the guy's stuck hanging from the window ledge. Made me laugh.