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Title: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 07, 2018, 10:23:38 PM
Use this thread to nominate your choice for Guitar of The Month picture. Post the picture in this thread.

The nominations will be  according to the following rules:

1. If a member's Picture (or  similar picture) has been GOTM previously, it can not be GOTM again

2. If a member has had a GOTM in the last 3 months, another picture from that member can't be nominated again.

3. Nominations must be pictures of Larrivee made instruments (guitars, ukes, mandos, etc) owned by a member and posted by members on this forum. Pictures including other makes disqualifies the picture.

4. Nominations will be in a sticky thread in the Pictures section started by one of the mods each month. By about the 20th of the month a Vote thread will be started (each month) so that members can pick the next GOTM from the nominations.

5. Nominations will be closed each month by a mod after 6 nominations have been received.

6. A collage of the same instrument is acceptable

7. Only one nomination per person please. Each picture must have at least one Larrivee guitar.

8. This thread is about nominating the GOTM. if you wish to post a bunch of pictures of your guitar, better to start your own thread [in Pictures].

9. A member may nominate his/her own guitar, or an instrument belonging to another member.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: headsup on January 12, 2018, 07:03:01 AM
just shut it down now Andrew, that's just TOOO Precious for anyone else to even consider competing with.

 well unless I take one of mine outside and shove it in the snowbank and put some fake plastic trees around it...( as if)

 but really?

 that picture should be on a National Geographic cover or something. :arrow :cheers :guitar :beer


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 12, 2018, 09:09:23 AM
Beauty of a Uke for sure. We all have different tastes and no offence to Steve as I think I might be i the minority - but I dont like the pic at all. Wrong season, (for most of us) overly staged...... sorry being honest


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: mike in lytle on January 12, 2018, 03:11:44 PM
Beauty of a Uke for sure. We all have different tastes and no offence to Steve as I think I might be i the minority - but I dont like the pic at all. Wrong season, (for most of us) overly staged...... sorry being honest
No offense to Steve, and it is a beautiful uke, but the staging is a problem....
Uke - beautiful
Pineapples - inviting and delicious
Sago palm - poisonous, unfriendly plant. We had two of them and they were a b!tch to get rid of.
Mike


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: Walkerman on January 12, 2018, 03:22:34 PM
I hope nobody asks the question about why are folks losing interest in the GOTM anymore.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: headsup on January 12, 2018, 03:57:26 PM
so where did the picture go?
 oh well, thanks for the brief look.

nobody complained when I staged my Goldtop with the airstream trailer, in fact they put it  on the Larrivee FB page titled "Heavy metal".

to some degree, I stage all my shots and have had more than my share of GOTM pics.

oh well, can't please 'em all.....


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: Paraclete on January 12, 2018, 04:48:03 PM
Whatís wrong with staging a photo?  Isnít that what photography is about?  I loved that uke pic!  Letís have fun, guys....not everything needs to be so serious.   :donut :donut2


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: ducktrapper on January 12, 2018, 06:14:08 PM
I wish I knew how to post a picture from my phone. I have a real nice one. I'm in it, however.  :laughin:


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 12, 2018, 07:02:26 PM
Whatís wrong with staging a photo?
Who said there was  :? Most all are staged to some degree.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 12, 2018, 07:05:47 PM
Jesus I did not intend to offend. Might be time I packer in! Way too serious for me folks!!!!!!!! Last thing I ever wanted was to impede someone from participating, I only posted in response to the suggestion the photo was a slam-dunk - I just didn't feel it was - we all are entitled to an opinion and vote.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 12, 2018, 07:23:31 PM
nobody complained when I staged my Goldtop with the airstream trailer, in fact they put it  on the Larrivee FB page titled "Heavy metal".

oh well, can't please 'em all.....
Agreed but at least to me they didn't look staged, Its just my opinion FFS. Some don't like photos without Larrivee Headstocks I remember being articulated before. Gonna take my Uke-Pic and go home..................


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: markj on January 12, 2018, 07:36:25 PM
Put the photo back up please!  :?


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: headsup on January 12, 2018, 07:44:32 PM
FINALLY- a little excitement around here!!!!!

 :arrow :cheers :beer :thumbsup :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: markj on January 12, 2018, 08:47:47 PM
lol.

Well..

I nominate headsup's photo of his OM collection...

(http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=52038.0;attach=31763;image)


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: broKen on January 12, 2018, 08:48:51 PM
FINALLY- a little excitement around here!!!!!

 :arrow :cheers :beer :thumbsup :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar

I'll drank to that %)


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: mike in lytle on January 12, 2018, 08:52:12 PM
Put a new pic with no sago palms and I would consider it for my vote.
Too many painful associations with sago palms.
Mike


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: headsup on January 12, 2018, 09:49:28 PM
easy for YOU to say, we got no palm trees way up north in Canada.....
In fact there's no leaves on our deciduous trees, cuz they're covered in snow! :cheers


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: headsup on January 12, 2018, 09:50:46 PM
Put the photo back up please!  :?





what he said....


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: Barefoot Rob on January 12, 2018, 10:50:53 PM
First I like Kevins guitars pix.Next I liked Steve's pix also.Last Every pix that the GOTM has shown has had some sort of stagging with and without plants.I understand not liking some plants I personnally  don't like poison ivy or oak but its just a pix.There have been some pix that I've burned due to my image was in them that I never wanted anyone to ever see.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: tuffythepug on January 12, 2018, 11:47:31 PM
All of a sudden we seem to have gotten testy with one another.  The GOTM has evolved from the days when a photo was just chosen by an administrator to where it is today with nominations and member voting each month.  It has never really gotten that much attention and last month there were only a dozen votes.  The same winners keep coming up every few months because of the lack of participation.  Is the G.O.T.M  D.O.A. ?  I don't know.  I hope not. 
   


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: Paraclete on January 13, 2018, 12:54:35 AM
Come on, guys...this is making me sad.  Letís support each other, not hurt feelings (not that I am suggesting we need to create safe spaces  :humour:).  But this is supposed to be fun and relaxing.  Maybe too many of us have cabin fever?  Weíre better than this.    :smile:


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: ST on January 13, 2018, 01:24:48 AM
I thought it was refreshing to have some commentary that was beyond the normal _________________ fare.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: mike in lytle on January 13, 2018, 02:10:56 AM
All of a sudden we seem to have gotten testy with one another.
:donut :donut2 :coffee
So what? Joyce's original comment included "wrong season" which in context of what NS has been going through in relation to Steve having to wear long pants is probably a valid emotional response. I dig it. I have my own response to the framing. That photo would not get my vote any more than having a rabid dog as part of the picture, or a background of clear-cut Washington forests.
I gave a suggestion for reposting the instrument photo to make it a positive vote for me.
Mike


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: mike in lytle on January 13, 2018, 02:27:33 AM
I nominate headsup's photo of his OM collection...
Not good enough.
At least Steve had the entire uke in the photo.
Kevin, why omit the head stocks from the photo?
Maybe we could have been distracted if there had been added some snow, a reindeer, wolf, or an aurora in the night sky?
Add the head stocks and the photo will be a contender!
Mike


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: headsup on January 13, 2018, 06:46:22 AM
Not good enough.
At least Steve had the entire uke in the photo.
Kevin, why omit the head stocks from the photo?
Maybe we could have been distracted if there had been added some snow, a reindeer, wolf, or an aurora in the night sky?
Add the head stocks and the photo will be a contender!
Mike





Um I didn't nominate my picture, some-one else did.
The original post has a few  pics of those guitars, one with just the headstocks.
 I think it's under "OM sweet OM".
 And yes- I'm one of those repeat offenders, because, well, I'm a card carrying, flag waving, foot stomping Larrivee owner, and player,
and, well I take pictures of my guitars, and i like to share those pictures, just as I like to see others' Larrivee's.

Too bad that the Pineapple Uke pic is getting such negative reviews.
being a northerner and not knowing much about the vegetation in question, i thought it was a great way to "frame" a Koa Uke.

How about this concept.
Clearly, lack of interest and now quibbling over silly staging and vegetation maybe is the fall of the GTOM empire ( yes stick "Rome" in there) and it's the same scenario.

or "let them eat cake".

Walkerman Steve is ruffled (rightly so), Andrew is upset ( rightly so) over.....
 um...
 pictures of our favourite guitars, and other's are chiming in, with not so warm and fuzzy comments on the matter.

Here's an idea...

Take a few months off of GTOM, and just post generic shots from the website ( WITH headstocks-heaven forbid), or.
 a nice little GTOM thing, inside a coffin to stir up interest/discussion.
 Or just nothing.



Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: Queequeg on January 13, 2018, 04:34:04 PM
 Let's keep it in perspective folks.

Everyone is allowed to express their opinion and that includes mods.
 Andrew posted his opinion.  And you know, that's all it was; simply Andrews opinion. Steve decided to pull his submission. That's up to him, too. Nobody made him withdraw the image.
 Years ago I had an artist paint the top of one of my guitars and the process was published on this forum.
 If became clear to me that some forum members were not pleased with either my decision to do that or the image that the artist painted on it.
 You know you just can't please everyone. I welcomed opinions on that guitar, both positive and negative.
GOTM is still alive.  Forum traffic overall is down. And not just on this forum but lots of forums.  Everybody has busy lives and many more options than we did years ago.
So, like it or don't like it. I'm pretty sure that's why we vote; right?
Deep breath.
Now carry on, folks.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: mike in lytle on January 13, 2018, 04:37:51 PM
Um I didn't nominate my picture, some-one else did.
You are right, and I was over insistent, and that lead to trouble, which I caused.
I seem to do that now and then.
Anyhow, I shall do some remedial work on myself, by playing something I don't play well over and over until it is perfect.
Kinda like writing on the blackboard "I won't do that again", over and over.
Both pictures are fine. It isn't like we are printing a calendar or anything.
Off to the woodshed.....
Mike


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: eded on January 14, 2018, 04:55:45 AM
Let's keep it in perspective folks.

Forum traffic overall is down. And not just on this forum but lots of forums.

So, like it or don't like it. I'm pretty sure that's why we vote; right?
Deep breath.
Now carry on, folks.


The gotm is not the big deal that folks like to assign it. 

The forum (as much as I like it) is a clunky dinosaur compared to other options...  like Faceborg. 

My default opening page is ďunread posts since last visitĒ.  I havenít seen the gotm pic for at least a year.

Just trying to keep things in perspective.

If you think itís important, post an entry.  Those who care to will vote. 

Ed


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: headsup on January 16, 2018, 01:07:53 PM
I would like to nominate Andrew's 30th anniversary Larrivee.
Not sure where a picture is, but that's my second choice since the Koa Uke is gone.



Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: ST on January 16, 2018, 06:27:32 PM
Hi Folks,

I've got no taste or skills when it comes to photos but if someone would like to nominate one of the pictures on this page, that would be nice. 1980 C38 (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=31901.0)

(http://toonz.ca/Larrivee/C38Classical/LarriveeClassical13Binding.jpg)

 (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=31901.0)

Thread was closed by time I got back here - So I'll leave this one up.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: markj on January 16, 2018, 07:12:02 PM
I would but I already nominated one. Is it permitted for a person to nominate more than one photo?


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: tuffythepug on January 16, 2018, 08:03:42 PM
I would but I already nominated one. Is it permitted for a person to nominate more than one photo?

No.  See rule #7   Someone else will have to do it.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: tuffythepug on January 16, 2018, 08:05:59 PM
Hi Folks,

I've got no taste or skills when it comes to photos but if someone would like to nominate one of the pictures on this page, that would be nice. 1980 C38 (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=31901.0)

(http://toonz.ca/Larrivee/C38Classical/LarriveeClassical13Binding.jpg)

(http://toonz.ca/Larrivee/C38Classical/LarriveeClassicalBottom.jpg) (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=31901.0)



Since the photos are already on the nomination page just tell us which one to ignore and the other one will be nominated.


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on February 01, 2018, 01:38:03 AM
Feb 2018 winner from the single qualifying entry


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: headsup on February 01, 2018, 02:47:34 AM
Sorry not to see Andrews 30th anniversary in some form or other.

 Sad, also about Walkermans Koa uke not re appearing.

Maybe the moderators can talk amongst themselves and then have a poll or a candid discussion of the GTOM issue?

How many members?

 how many "active" members?
 How many care?


so many guitars, so few photos.......







Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: Queequeg on February 01, 2018, 08:21:48 AM

Maybe the moderators can talk amongst themselves and then have a poll or a candid discussion of the GTOM issue?


Trust me.
We did.
Congrats, Kevin.  :wave


Title: Re: Nominate February 2018 GOTM
Post by: Danny on February 25, 2018, 08:05:26 PM
Let's keep it in perspective folks.

Everyone is allowed to express their opinion and that includes mods.
 Andrew posted his opinion.  And you know, that's all it was; simply Andrews opinion. Steve decided to pull his submission. That's up to him, too. Nobody made him withdraw the image.
 Years ago I had an artist paint the top of one of my guitars and the process was published on this forum.
 If became clear to me that some forum members were not pleased with either my decision to do that or the image that the artist painted on it.
 You know you just can't please everyone. I welcomed opinions on that guitar, both positive and negative.
GOTM is still alive.  Forum traffic overall is down. And not just on this forum but lots of forums.  Everybody has busy lives and many more options than we did years ago.
So, like it or don't like it. I'm pretty sure that's why we vote; right?
Deep breath.
Now carry on, folks.


Trust me.
We did.
Congrats, Kevin.  :wave
      :+1:  fine guitars Kevin.  I remember the painted guitar, Mark you are a gracious person.