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    Mark, thanks for the quote, had seen it but...

    Mark, thanks for the quote, had seen it but didn't have that primary source.

    Sam Sweeney (ole' Sweeney was what his more famous brother Joe was called) surely did use gut strings for the trebles,...
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    There was a lot of in-depth and interesting...

    There was a lot of in-depth and interesting discussion and facts coming out of this topic, but only because most of it had nothing to do with the actual topic of the first post, which was not civil...
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    So... the Confederate battle flag was adopted by...

    So... the Confederate battle flag was adopted by NASCAR?... went to the site but couldn't find that it was. Turns out there are some African-American stock car drivers even.

    That would make this...
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    Tom - Consistency. How does that jive with...

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    Consistency. How does that jive with encouraging that someone should be run over by a semi truck, repeatedly, merely for the crime of disagreement.

    Dan Wykes
  5. Thread: Artillery Rant

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    John - What Jim says, but I'm not quite sure...

    John -

    What Jim says, but I'm not quite sure if you're speaking of a Reb Artillery unit or Federal. Not that there's any excuse for either, but from what I've seen in my area over the years there...
  6. Thread: Banjo Tunings

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    Same for gut banjo strings. Thanks for the...

    Same for gut banjo strings. Thanks for the reference Will, something to stuff under the 'ole top hat.

    dw
  7. Thread: Banjo Tunings

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    Thanks, good to nip the hijacks when they occur. ...

    Thanks, good to nip the hijacks when they occur. Topic was covered well anyway.

    dw
  8. Thread: Banjo Tunings

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    No apology necessary, Carl. But the thread is...

    No apology necessary, Carl. But the thread is about tuning. My point relevant to this thread is that coating prevents humidity incursion on the unwound strings, a benefit to tuning because it makes...
  9. Thread: Banjo Tunings

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    Well, Carl, I disagree. Gut strings are affected...

    Well, Carl, I disagree. Gut strings are affected by humidity and temperature. There's a reason some in the Early Banjo community recommend coating the unwound ones. I've actually used gut sets, how...
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    Silas - Me too. I liked the way Marc stated it...

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    Me too. I liked the way Marc stated it on the Minstrel Banjo Ning, that link you posted, that's why I passed it along. Don't understand why you're casting aspersions, though. I've not...
  11. Thread: Banjo Tunings

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    ky - For period tunings many use "Drop C"...

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    For period tunings many use "Drop C" (gCGBD) or "open G" (gDGBD) but three to five steps slacker than modern pitch. A "Briggs" tutor tuning is dGDF#A and a "Converse" tutor tuning is eAEG#B....
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    M.A. - A bit more on that timing: “By 1862...

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    A bit more on that timing: “By 1862 Carlo, Carlotta, and Amalia were all members of Gottschalk's traveling operatic troupe...” (Offergeld, Robert, ed. The Centennial Catalogue of the...
  13. Very true, this flag incident has been discussed...

    Very true, this flag incident has been discussed on multiple levels. Good thread -- lots of angles, suggestions, outlooks...

    Dan W
  14. Do ya ever have anything to say on the actual...

    Do ya ever have anything to say on the actual topics on this Forum, Carl? ;)

    dw
  15. And I merely said, not about Mrs. Lawson, that...

    And I merely said, not about Mrs. Lawson, that "btw, my feeling is that that adult women everywhere are perfectly capable of standing up for their opinions etc. etc. ..."

    Hence, if there is a...
  16. Mrs. Lawson - Oh, please. Kids mess around in...

    Mrs. Lawson -

    Oh, please. Kids mess around in graveyards, and they've done that for years, and in your area too. If they were caught there were consequences, and if they got away there were no...
  17. Or, it was little temporary plastic decorations...

    Or, it was little temporary plastic decorations snatched off a few graves in a fit of misbehaviour. Kids do it all the time.

    Dan Wykes
  18. 5th - Of course you don't represent any...

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    Of course you don't represent any majority "we" to begin with. You don't represent all Southerners, not even all those with Confederate heritage, let alone the rest of your fellow...
  19. Bill - I understand your view of it, but I was...

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    I understand your view of it, but I was thinking this is mostly about the battle flag. The incident would not have occurred, made the news, made this thread were it not.

    dw
  20. Blockade - Oh, please. Little Jimmy Limber...

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    Oh, please. Little Jimmy Limber will not get you there.

    dw
  21. No, you've missed the point. . It's not the...

    No, you've missed the point. . It's not the Confederacy that's the Cause-de-jour here. The hub-bub is about what the battle flag of the former Confederacy came also to represent after the war - the...
  22. Gregg, the effort's much appreciated, though IMHO...

    Gregg, the effort's much appreciated, though IMHO despite all the heat the fuse was a dud, so to speak.



    Victory in "opposite world" maybe. The guy got a tongue-lashing that, no doubt, paled in...
  23. ...or from Antebellum times. Northerners had...

    ...or from Antebellum times. Northerners had issues with "outside agitators" from the South acting on legislation that required Northerners to assist slave-catchers. That bit of bad legislation was...
  24. The U.S. has a battle flag, Scott? dw

    The U.S. has a battle flag, Scott?

    dw
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    M.A. - Thanks for the links. LMG was...

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    Thanks for the links.

    LMG was responsive to his public, and created and played extended compositions of popular stage tunes as well. Most notably, he played "Dixie" many times in his...
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