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Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
I'll be darned...
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kydave

06/27/16 3:14 AM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
kydave wrote:mbryan wrote: What channel does it come on? When? I remember watching it years ago.Radio...  For a few years there was a video simulcast. I don't remember the details and never saw it but I remember it existed.
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MikeHalloran

06/27/16 2:48 AM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
mbryan wrote: What channel does it come on? When? I remember watching it years ago.Radio...  
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kydave

06/27/16 2:43 AM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
I'm with the out crowd. Never listened enough to catch on to the political aspects. What always bothered me about him is the smarmy, condescending tone and mannerism. And I definitely agree about the singing. Awful ! Partsman
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partsman

06/27/16 1:56 AM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
What channel does it come on? When? I remember watching it years ago.
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mbryan

06/26/16 10:29 PM
Re: What strange superstitions do you have about your guitars? (reply)
Too much caffeine before I play, will make me rush through a song. Used guitars in guitar shops are sad. If don't play a guitar for a week or so, the guitar will be resentful and for spite be more difficult to play. Riffs and melodies...
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MrSoul

06/26/16 8:56 PM
Re: What strange superstitions do you have about your guitars? (reply)
When restringing I always have to point the headstock to the NNW, 337.5 degrees. I keep a Boy Scout compass in each guitar case. 
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geichel

06/26/16 8:09 PM
Re: What strange superstitions do you have about your guitars? (reply)
fongie wrote:Dang I think I'm in a lot of trouble Dave. We don't have Rattle snake in Australia   I'll send you a few if you would like. They're everywhere at my home.And, additionally, on the Devil's instrument thing, that's why the...
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numberone este ban

06/26/16 7:12 PM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
ctgagnon wrote: mtsusean wrote: what happened with Chris Thile assuming the host duties? Has that fallen by the wayside?That's still on.  He's taking over in the fall.  Garrison's last show is July 1st.So the show isn't over, just...
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kydave

06/26/16 6:55 PM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
Never had issues with the politics or tone of the show, I just lost interest over the last few years. I never heard the bit about Janis Ian being denied a spot on the show because of her "lifestyle choices." That would seem at odds with...
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Ste1956

06/26/16 6:37 PM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
Except when Garison sings bass in a quartet and the lame song parodies, I enjoy the show. The ones that Chris has hosted so far are pleasant and bland. I have hopes for the new show but they're not ver high.
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MikeHalloran

06/26/16 6:13 PM
Re: So who makes a really good J200 size guitar today? (reply)
Gibson. I played a J-100 XTRA for years. If you can find one of the ones they made in Bubinga, those are very nice.
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MikeHalloran

06/26/16 6:08 PM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
I too have listened since the 80's (I think PHC was on WGBH...same with the Car Talk prior to it going national when I first tuned in) and agree that it PHC has grown a little tired. I'm most bored with the predictable political rants...
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kingjack5

06/26/16 4:33 PM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
AKA Frosty wrote:Dissenting opinion: I enjoyed the political point of view and the sarcasm. Soft voice, big stick kind of thing. I used to listen regularly in the 80s when you could hear Jethro Burns, Leo Kottke, Chet... and many...
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RustyStill

06/26/16 3:06 PM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
I used to be a huge fan but in the last few years I grew tired of the same old shtick.  I miss new episodes of "Car Talk" more.  
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gfspencer

06/26/16 3:02 PM
Re: R.I.P. Ralph Stanley... (reply)
I've always been a Stanley Bros fan and now that Ralph is gone I feel sad.
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Mister Shakey

06/26/16 2:56 PM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
Dissenting opinion: I enjoyed the political point of view and the sarcasm. Soft voice, big stick kind of thing. I used to listen regularly in the 80s when you could hear Jethro Burns, Leo Kottke, Chet... and many others. I'll tune in...
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AKA Frosty

06/26/16 1:44 PM
Re: So who makes a really good J200 size guitar today? (reply)
outfidel wrote:Among the boutique builders, I believe John Greven builds a J-200 Nope. A 185. Prices are....well lets say imho, gibsons look like a bargain. Otoh, he may build beautys that out perform.
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SteveDenver

06/26/16 1:32 PM
Re: Tommy Emmanuel and C.G.P. (reply)
If this was the show in Port Washington, I was there as well. Impressive is an understatement.
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lkn2myis

06/26/16 1:01 PM
Re: Gonna miss Prairie Home Companion, you? (reply)
I like the show more than ever. Thoughtful, great music. I like thile too and feel he will eventually bring his own color to the show. It is imho, one of the few fresh and well written shows.
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SteveDenver

06/26/16 12:59 PM

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