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October 2009 Blog Posts (6)

New Podcast with Bull Harman

We've just posted a new FGM Podcast interview with Bull Harman, the creator of the St. Louis Flatpick Weekend, which will be held in March 2010 in St. Louis. In addition to talking about that weekend, he'll also talk about rhythm and lead playing , and you'll hear his original tune "Bull's Eye".Check it out!

Added by Dan Miller on October 29, 2009 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Aaaa shux. Take heed.

So I will be 55 next tuesday.
Last tuesday I learned I had prostate cancer.. last thursday in a consultation and after a lotta googlin , I learned my best option is surgery to remove the darn thing.
We are optomistic .
Bottom line, due to checkups and followups, we have a chance to get beyond this..
The finest health care system in the world cant work unless you give it a chance.. So guys.. get a checkup !

Added by Bill Startz on October 26, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

It's Code, Not Cliché

It’s Code, Not Cliché



Chuck, the owner of the local Ace Hardware, has made a practice of tapping a great, knowledgeable but inexpensive workforce -- retired old guys.



One day after I had spent about forty minutes getting one of the old guys to cut me 50 feet of 1/16" cable, Chuck approached me in the aisle as I headed toward the checkout. He wanted to know if the service I got from the old guy was OK.



"You know, Ed's 88." he said, "I like the idea of these guys… Continue

Added by John Bauman on October 22, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

New Catalog, Too..

I wanted to let everyone know that I've posted a brand new version of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine catalog on the front page of the Flatpicking Mercantile site (http:www.flatpickingmercantile.com - upper right of the main page). You can simply click on the catalog image to download the PDF file to your computer.



Or, you can put this link in your browser:…

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Added by Dan Miller on October 20, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

thanks Gary Tremel

Gary was my friend (1962) whose Guitar playing interested me so much that I made playing guitar my career!
My old computer died Gary, so I couldnt respond to your happy BD wish. Please email me again.
Tom Theabo ttheabo@new.rr.com

Added by tom theabo on October 20, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

A few more songs to share

Hi friends, I've been gone a long time from the network, but looks like I'll be able to play more nowadays. I had the most fabulous week of instruction in my life when I took Russ Barenberg's Advanced Guitar class at Augusta back in August. He got me unstuck - now I know how to impove. Russ does skype lessons now - I'd encourage you to take advantage.

This past year I started pickin' with a new friend, Eugene Ellis from Mebane NC. Fabulous player. I've posted a few very rough recordings… Continue

Added by Rick Fannin on October 20, 2009 at 7:24am — No Comments

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