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JimNasium
03-29-2003, 03:23 PM
One never knows when he'll need a good banjo player.

CASHMAN
03-29-2003, 03:24 PM
I hope not:)



CASHMAN.

SNR
03-29-2003, 03:30 PM
Sorry, I'm just a piano, organ, violin, trumpet, vibraphone, recorder, diggerido player

Cannibal
03-29-2003, 03:31 PM
I love that "Dueling Banjo's" scene in the movie "Deliverence".

Phobia
03-29-2003, 03:37 PM
"Dueling Banjos"

You'd think they could find a more lethal choice of weapon....

conjureman
03-29-2003, 03:53 PM
used to play 5-string--1.5 years-hardly a "player", but may take it up again!

Brock
03-29-2003, 03:55 PM
Play my skin flute.

CHIEF4EVER
03-29-2003, 03:57 PM
No but I'm hell on a Kazoo or a comb and wax paper.

DJay23
03-29-2003, 03:59 PM
After I married my cousin and moved into the trailer b'hind her ma's I had to give it up.

No room with the 6 kids 'n all.

Just kidding, I think banjos are pretty cool. Never played one though.

Zebedee DuBois
03-29-2003, 04:03 PM
One summer, I roomed with some guys, one of whom was learning the banjo.

Painful.




I like 'em when well played, though.

conjureman
03-29-2003, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Zebedee DuBois
One summer, I roomed with some guys, one of whom was learning the banjo.

Painful.




I like 'em when well played, though.

Zeb--remember SNL's themed episodes??----"Welcome to another episode of Bad Banjo"!

Rausch
03-29-2003, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Brock Landers
Play my skin flute.

I like to "fiddle" from time to time....

Archie F. Swin
09-30-2004, 06:13 AM
I just bought my first banjo. After 20 years of drums, I'm gonna try drums with strings. I hope my wife doesn't leave me.

NewChief
09-30-2004, 07:18 AM
I just bought my first banjo. After 20 years of drums, I'm gonna try drums with strings. I hope my wife doesn't leave me.

You'll probably do fine on it. Banjos are very percussive, as you probably know.

As for the original question: I play the banjo... very badly. I can do Rocky Top, Tom Dooley, John Henry and a few solo other dittys, but when I start trying to play with other instruments things go downhill quickly.

Dartgod
09-30-2004, 07:26 AM
It's impossible to play a sad song on a banjo.

Which is why you never see one in a blues band.

KcMizzou
09-30-2004, 07:38 AM
I like to "fiddle" from time to time.... Really. Doin' anything Saturday night?

Mark M
09-30-2004, 07:42 AM
I think Iowanian plays the banjo ...

MM
~~:)

HarryParatestes
09-30-2004, 08:31 AM
Oh Yea...

I work with a guy who is allegedly one of the best pickers in the South.

He plays in competitions and regularly finishes top 3. Think he finished second last year at a "pickin" competition outside of Witchita...

Swear to God he's got a banjo appraised at $90,000

Iowanian
09-30-2004, 08:46 AM
Yeah..........

I broke a sting at B5 last week, and stretched MarksliM on, and plinked away..........it was a little out of tune, but worked at the time.

Sorry about those Pick scratches.

Skip Towne
09-30-2004, 08:54 AM
You can never have enough banjo players.

Mark M
09-30-2004, 09:04 AM
Yeah..........

I broke a sting at B5 last week, and stretched MarksliM on, and plinked away..........it was a little out of tune, but worked at the time.

Sorry about those Pick scratches.

A little ointment will clear them up ...

MM
~~:D

ENDelt260
09-30-2004, 11:34 AM
I clicked on this thread solely for the Deliverance jokes. And, MarkM is the only one...

Rain Man
09-30-2004, 12:00 PM
I don't play the banjo, but I do have only 27 permanent teeth.

Lzen
09-30-2004, 12:21 PM
You got a perty mouth, boy.

KCWolfman
09-30-2004, 12:36 PM
It's impossible to play a sad song on a banjo.

Which is why you never see one in a blues band.
One of my favorite comedy albums of all time has a spot you just hit. Steve Martin's, Let's Get Small is fantastic while introspecting the banjo and how it would benefit politicians.

Rain Man
09-30-2004, 12:43 PM
You got a perty mouth, boy.


I will humbly admit that I have extraordinary gums. I often get compliments on them.

Mr. Kotter
09-30-2004, 12:47 PM
TJ says he plays a mean, "Dueling Banjos" :hmmm:

Mr. Kotter
09-30-2004, 12:47 PM
I clicked on this thread solely for the Deliverance jokes. And, MarkM is the only one...

Sorry, I was a bit late....

KCWolfman
09-30-2004, 12:48 PM
I will humbly admit that I have extraordinary gums. I often get compliments on them.
Chiclets or sugarless?

JimNasium
09-30-2004, 12:55 PM
Keep ******* doubting JimNasium's banjo threads.

Dartgod
09-30-2004, 01:04 PM
One of my favorite comedy albums of all time has a spot you just hit. Steve Martin's, Let's Get Small is fantastic while introspecting the banjo and how it would benefit politicians.
That's what I was referring to. I don't remember the politician part, but do remember he had a bit about not being able to play a sad song on the banjo. I have that album at home as well as "Wild and Crazy Guy".

He was a groundbreaking stand-up comedian in his time.

ZepSinger
09-30-2004, 03:00 PM
My guitar synth has a pretty good sounding banjo sample in it- of course, it'll only sound like the instrument if you play it like that instrument.

It does sound pretty decent playing Dueling Banjos, tho....

PastorMikH
09-30-2004, 03:12 PM
Skip sure seems to me like he fits the profile of a banjo player. Well, maybe 75 years ago when he was a kid picking one while sitting on a railroad bridge overlooking a little river.

Rain Man
09-30-2004, 03:17 PM
I was in New York last week and went to the Museum of the City of New York. They had a special exhibit on Senator Patrick Moynihan.

Apparently, the first press clip about Moynihan occurred when he was six years old and his parents sent him on a train trip by himself to visit a grandmother or aunt or something. The article was a little one-paragraph clip that mentioned that his parents put him on the train with a suitcase, and that when the trip ended he got off with a suitcase and a banjo. It ended with a sentence something like, "Patrick was unable to explain how he had acquired the banjo." Pretty funny.