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Title: best advice you ever got
Post by: DaveyO on August 21, 2017, 07:13:50 PM
Ok,no secret of life,but lets look at it from another angle
Music advice or life advice
Dave


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 21, 2017, 07:25:07 PM
A couple of things
1:find someone to play with better or not then you so you can push each other

2:Never play someone else licks,this may have been bad advice but coming from a pro I listened.

3: Go for it,the worst that could happen is you mess up but maybe you'll learn something at the same time.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: George on August 21, 2017, 08:01:07 PM
The best advice about guitars I ever got was from a luthier friend of mine in Houston way back in 2000.  I was telling him I was going to buy a Martin guitar and he calmly suggested that I try out a Larrivee first because he believed they were better guitars, but might be more money.  So I tried out a really nice one at GC (can't remember the model) where I had been Martin shopping, and I was impressed by the sound, but the high end Larrivee was way more money so I bought the Martin anyway.  Nine years later I was in a music store in East Texas where the salesman told me that a Larrivee was the best sounding guitar in the entire store, and he was absolutely right!  I took that D-03R special edition home with me and have been buying Larrivee's ever since...  and I still have that first one, but I have not had to play another Larrivee in a store first before I bought it ever again...


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: ducktrapper on August 21, 2017, 11:24:50 PM
Measure twice, cut once.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: mike in lytle on August 21, 2017, 11:33:49 PM
Don't ask about Taylors in a Larrivee group.
Take it to AGF, like "how many Taylor owners also own Larrivees" or some such worthless question.
Mike


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: DaveyO on August 22, 2017, 04:27:43 AM
Sorry Mike
Didn't mean to ruffle your feathers
I still like Larrivee better,ok?
Peace
Dave


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on August 22, 2017, 11:32:45 AM
The -CENSORED- you're kickin today could be the -CENSORED- your kissin tomorrow.   :beer


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Queequeg on August 22, 2017, 01:10:47 PM
The -CENSORED- you're kickin today could be the -CENSORED- your kissin tomorrow.   :beer
Oh, that reminds me of a song, Andrew...
On Your Way Down (https://youtu.be/PE5Ve0y0m1Y)


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: tlp2 on August 22, 2017, 03:46:08 PM
If at first you don't succeed,
try, try, again.
Then quit.
There's no sense
being a damn fool about it.

W.C. Fields

 :bgrin:


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: broKen on August 22, 2017, 04:38:32 PM
If at first you don't succeed,
try, try, again.
Then quit.
There's no sense
being a damn fool about it.

W.C. Fields

 :bgrin:

Then I qualify as the fool. Or perhaps I don't recognize success


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: ducktrapper on August 22, 2017, 04:49:43 PM
Then I qualify as the fool. Or perhaps I don't recognize success

I believe that in the event of "try again", you're supposed to do it a bit differently. One definition of insanity is doing exactly the same thing over and over expecting different results.  :cheers


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: tuffythepug on August 22, 2017, 10:05:28 PM


Life advice:    Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes.   Then when you do, you'll be a mile away and you'll have his shoes.

Guitar advice:   Play the snot out of it.



Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: mike in lytle on August 23, 2017, 12:50:49 AM
Sorry Mike
Didn't mean to ruffle your feathers
I still like Larrivee better,ok?
Peace
Dave
Dave,
Sorry, I get crazy sometimes. I apologize. Motor on.
You are cool.
Mike


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: mike in lytle on August 23, 2017, 01:30:41 AM
The -CENSORED- you're kickin today could be the -CENSORED- your kissin tomorrow.   :beer
And in the context of this Larrivee group, what are we supposed to learn from this?  :cheers
Mike


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 23, 2017, 02:14:59 AM
And in the context of this Larrivee group, what are we supposed to learn from this?  :cheers
Mike


 Always wear clean underwear?  :wave


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: broKen on August 23, 2017, 04:03:58 AM
I believe that in the event of "try again", you're supposed to do it a bit differently. One definition of insanity is doing exactly the same thing over and over expecting different results.  :cheers

Oh great! Now I'm an insane fool. It doesn't hurt though, and I am happy.  :donut2


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Mikeymac on August 23, 2017, 06:03:01 PM
The -CENSORED- you're kickin today could be the -CENSORED- your kissin tomorrow.   :beer

And in the context of this Larrivee group, what are we supposed to learn from this?  :cheers
Mike

Well, here's what I learned yesterday - never say never. I actually played a (left-handed) Taylor that I liked...  :? 

I was in a shop in Sioux Falls, SD, and they had not one (low end) lefty, but FOUR left-handed instruments, ranging in price from $229 to the Taylor (on sale) at $1,350.  It was a dread cutaway (I don't care for those either), but it played very nicely, was well made (a 310ce), and had a balanced tone with a solid (but not Martin-esque) bass.  I was actually tryig to scheme ways to buy it, even though I don't need another acoustic! Certainly not another dreadnaught!

So ... never say never.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: DaveyO on August 25, 2017, 04:04:37 AM
Dave,
Sorry, I get crazy sometimes. I apologize. Motor on.
You are cool.
Mike
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No problem amigo and yes,I am cool 😎
Dave


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: eded on August 25, 2017, 04:16:57 AM
As long as you are doing what you want, it's fine.  When you feel like you need to, it's time to quit.

Best.Advice.Ever.

Ed


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: ducktrapper on August 25, 2017, 11:21:00 AM
Oh great! Now I'm an insane fool. It doesn't hurt though, and I am happy.  :donut2

 :tongue:


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Strings4Him on August 25, 2017, 03:51:19 PM
Never give up.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: George on August 25, 2017, 04:03:35 PM
Never give up.

 :+1:


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Hooked on August 26, 2017, 07:54:03 PM
Check static line!

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Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: ST on August 27, 2017, 12:03:43 AM
... lately ...

Comparison is the thief of joy (http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/27/health/comparing-yourself-with-peers/index.html)


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: tlp2 on September 07, 2017, 04:28:46 PM
And from the current events department at Larrivee Florida Division:

"mandatory evacuation"

 :yak:

 :smile:


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Walkerman on September 11, 2017, 12:28:39 AM
1. Eat pretzels, drink beer and enjoy life.

2. The best thing you can do is travel.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on September 13, 2017, 07:29:13 AM
Best advice I ever got.  "don't sweat the small stuff".


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: GA-ME on September 15, 2017, 11:39:02 AM
Try to be more Christ like. Though I fail abysmally, it's a worthy path.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: ST on September 15, 2017, 02:14:04 PM
People live up to the worst you think of them.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Danny on September 15, 2017, 08:17:39 PM
   "you're not alone"


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Mikeymac on September 15, 2017, 10:47:06 PM
Try to be more Christ like. Though I fail abysmally, it's a worthy path.

 :+1:

Of course, we can't possibly live up to this...it's his grace/Spirit in us that makes it possible.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Barefoot Rob on September 15, 2017, 11:04:03 PM
Try to be more Christ like. Though I fail abysmally, it's a worthy path.

I have a dear friend that doesn't just try but live's a close as possible and he even like's me and I'm a heathen. :wink:


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: flatlander on September 23, 2017, 04:52:20 PM
When I get a chance to talk to really good musicians I always try to ask them what they think the most important thing is about playing music is. The number 1 answer isn't really about playing per se. It's LISTENING.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Danny on September 23, 2017, 05:00:02 PM
When I get a chance to talk to really good musicians I always try to ask them what they think the most important thing is about playing music is. The number 1 answer isn't really about playing per se. It's LISTENING.
along those same lines, a good friend who is an excellent player, told me to record myself and listen. To improve both the playing and singing.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Walkerman on September 24, 2017, 02:09:55 AM
A sense of humor is superior to any religion so far devised.

You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Danny on September 24, 2017, 02:12:59 AM
 Steve, that sounds like something Samuel Clemens would say.

The first sentence.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Walkerman on September 24, 2017, 02:47:16 AM
Steve, that sounds like something Samuel Clemens would say.

The first sentence.

Tom Robbins .... one of my favorite writers, along with WS Churchill.  In fact, one of our dogs is named Winston Spencer.
As far as Clemens, I love Innocents Abroad ...... kind of like Steinbeck's Travels With Charlie.


Title: Re: best advice you ever got
Post by: Danny on September 24, 2017, 02:55:13 AM
Tom Robbins .... one of my favorite writers, along with WS Churchill.  In fact, one of our dogs is named Winston Spencer.
As far as Clemens, I love Innocents Abroad ...... kind of like Steinbeck's Travels With Charlie.
Travels with Charlie is a favorite of mine. As far as my fellow Missourian, I like everything of his I've read. Some books many times.
    I've moved three times since July 2016, so my personal library and many other things are still in storage.  But travels with Charlie is worth reading again. I have room to bring out my bookshelves and books. Just need to take the time.