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GUEST,Roger the skiffler 26 Sep 00 - 09:18 AM
katlaughing 26 Sep 00 - 10:17 AM
Mbo 26 Sep 00 - 11:18 AM
Bert 26 Sep 00 - 11:21 AM
Kim C 26 Sep 00 - 11:26 AM
Steve Parkes 26 Sep 00 - 11:33 AM
Midchuck 26 Sep 00 - 12:06 PM
Ely 26 Sep 00 - 12:07 PM
GUEST 26 Sep 00 - 01:07 PM
WyoWoman 26 Sep 00 - 01:17 PM
MichaelAnthony 26 Sep 00 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Mbo 26 Sep 00 - 01:33 PM
catspaw49 26 Sep 00 - 01:36 PM
Jim the Bart 26 Sep 00 - 01:39 PM
Giac 26 Sep 00 - 02:37 PM
Jim Krause 26 Sep 00 - 02:51 PM
Lady McMoo 26 Sep 00 - 03:07 PM
death by whisky 26 Sep 00 - 05:57 PM
Bert 26 Sep 00 - 06:07 PM
bill\sables 26 Sep 00 - 06:09 PM
mousethief 26 Sep 00 - 06:14 PM
Kim C 26 Sep 00 - 06:17 PM
WyoWoman 26 Sep 00 - 06:18 PM
bill\sables 26 Sep 00 - 06:31 PM
mousethief 26 Sep 00 - 06:34 PM
richlmo 26 Sep 00 - 11:12 PM
Cap't Bob 26 Sep 00 - 11:14 PM
WyoWoman 26 Sep 00 - 11:20 PM
richlmo 26 Sep 00 - 11:29 PM
Biskit 26 Sep 00 - 11:33 PM
Ely 26 Sep 00 - 11:47 PM
Lonesome EJ 27 Sep 00 - 12:48 AM
Amos 27 Sep 00 - 01:06 AM
tradsteve 27 Sep 00 - 01:11 AM
WyoWoman 27 Sep 00 - 02:33 AM
Steve Parkes 27 Sep 00 - 03:35 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 27 Sep 00 - 03:52 AM
Mooh 27 Sep 00 - 07:10 AM
Jim the Bart 27 Sep 00 - 09:45 AM
Steve Latimer 27 Sep 00 - 10:10 AM
Kim C 27 Sep 00 - 12:14 PM
Bert 27 Sep 00 - 12:34 PM
Dharmabum 27 Sep 00 - 12:53 PM
Biskit 27 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM
wildlone 27 Sep 00 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,Songster Bob 27 Sep 00 - 04:29 PM
Lanfranc 27 Sep 00 - 06:06 PM
GUEST 27 Sep 00 - 06:19 PM
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Steve Parkes 28 Sep 00 - 03:26 AM
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Subject: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 09:18 AM

I've just unearthed a cutting from a Sunday supplement article about classic cars that probably falls into the "pretentious-moi?" category but might amuse or start an unacrimonious discussion:
"Elvis's first Cadillac shared some of the same aesthetic as a semi-acoustic Gretsch. A Chevy Belair hints at a Beale Street Gibson. ...a '55 Corvette is a Fender Stratocaster...a '64 T-Bird, a Rickenbacker..."
I suppose a '40s Martin would be an old pickup truck and a '20s National steel a Model T Ford?
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 10:17 AM

LMAO! I don't know about store-bought geetars, but the *biscuit board* electric my daddy made went real well with the 1953 Studebaker we all rode around in when I was just little. Just seemed nacherel, ya know wot I mean?**BG**

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:18 AM

Um...a Yamaha Eterna and a '94 Chevy Corsica....


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Bert
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:21 AM

A Martin backpacker and one of them new little scooters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Kim C
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:26 AM

I have a Jeep Cherokee and a little Alvarez. What does that mean?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:33 AM

Ever since I bought my 2nd-hand Epiphone Sheraton II (try this one then click on GEAR then Limited Editions, then pick it out of the list) I've been dying to find a Buick so I can photograph myself like John Lee Hooker on his Mr Lucky album, only I'd change the number plate (license plate to you) to "Mr Parky". Any offers? An A40 might do at a pinch!

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Midchuck
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:06 PM

In my youth, I liked to say that all I wanted was a Z28 and a D28. I'm no longer sure what it is that I do want, but I know it isn't a Z28.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Ely
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:07 PM

Alvarez Regent 5212 . . . my choices are 1986 Nissan Stanza wagon or 1996 Ford Contour, both suitably bland. I'm thinking it's closer to the Nissan, though (fairly reliable, but somewhat crude and zero finesse).


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 01:07 PM

A Danelectro electric guitar and a Nash Rambler....


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: WyoWoman
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 01:17 PM

Unh, I sold my '64 T-Bird five years ago, and I have a Yamaha I can't seem to keep in tune.

I want my T-Bird back and I'd like to trade the Yamaha in on something that makes me sound like Rick Fielding ....

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 01:27 PM

Danelectro and Nash rambler -- yeah! Been eyeing the yellow Rambler in the apt. parking lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: GUEST,Mbo
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 01:33 PM

A ukelele and a golfcart.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 01:36 PM

Well Pansy darlin'......Out in my back garage is a '66 Bird....same body. Landau hardtop. 428 4 barrel.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 01:39 PM

Ditto on the Dano and Nash. How about an Ovation and one of the new faux-VW Bugs. I can see the Ad slogan now - "Almost like the real thing, ONLY BETTER!"

Personally, I would like a simple pre-war Martin D18 and an old Panel Truck (A Woodie, like the surfers used to drive - not very cherry, just an oldie but a goodie) or a Candy-colored Telecaster and matching ragtop corvette stingray (not the new penile design, the old 60's look, thank you very much).


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Giac
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:37 PM

I have a 1950s Guild and an '89 Nissan Sentra. All three of us have heavy cosmetic damage, and have gone more than 140,000 miles. The two of them are easy to tune, in register and don't rattle. ~;o)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Jim Krause
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:51 PM

My Grandpa's old round necked Dobro with a Model A Ford pick-up truck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 03:07 PM

Open-back John Grey banjo and a Skoda convertible?

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: death by whisky
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 05:57 PM

Yamaha FG-332,Ford Sierra - 2litre D.O.H.C

Both solid and reliable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Bert
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:07 PM

A Dobro and a hubcap


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: bill\sables
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:09 PM

What about an Ovation in a Reliant Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: mousethief
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:14 PM

I would have liked to put an Ovation in a Corvette, as both are made of plastic, but a corvette is far classier (IMHO) than an Ovation.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Kim C
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:17 PM

Actually I'd like that 1830's reproduction that Elderly is selling right now and a nice horse and carriage. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: WyoWoman
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:18 PM

Omigawd,Spaw. Does it run? I'll be right up ... er ... over ... er, over and out ....

I love those cars. Mine wasn't a Landau. White over red, black interior. It was the coolest car I've ever owned, except for the slight problem of the battery boiling over after a few miles and the electric windows getting stuck up when it was hot and down when it was raining. It had a completely rebuilt engine (397 I believe, eight-cylinder) that would pass anything on the road except a gas station. I got it up to 120 mph a couple of times just because I could and I wanted to see what it felt like. It felt like 60 mph in that wonderful machine.

If I can find the photo, I'll email you a picture of it (is that obsessive?)

(like I care...)

So, do you have a guitar that'll make me sound like Fielding?

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: bill\sables
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:31 PM

mousethief, the Reliant Robin is also a plastic car. It has only three wheels and can be driven on a motorbike licence. And both are very hard to sell second hand.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: mousethief
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:34 PM

Oh. I've never seen a Reliant Robin. Thanks for cluing me in.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: richlmo
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:12 PM

My first "real guitar " was an Epiphone I bought from my buddy "Moose" and I bought a used fastback Opal about the same time. I think they were meant for each other. Where one went the other one went, for several years, anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:14 PM

Ah...the perfect match ~ A Nobility Ukulele and a 1931 American Bantum RACCOON COAT OPTIONAL.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: WyoWoman
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:20 PM

My very first car was an Opal Cadet (Kadette? seems it started with a K...) in 1968 and it was old when my Dad got it for me. It was such a cute little car until the brakes went out and I slammed into the back of a brand new Buick Riviera. The guy jumped out, crying and said, "It had 8 miles on it. I was driving it home from the dealership..."

And I had JUST had the brakes fixed ...

I did not own a guitar at that time, but my roommate had a Guild. I think that's a match ... ww


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: richlmo
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:29 PM

Those Opal's were pretty tough. I think I put about 35,000 miles on that one without changing the oil! I kept wrecking it and having to replace the driver's side door. Nothing else ever got damaged. Weird! The epiphone took a pretty good beating , too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Biskit
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:33 PM

I've got a "68" Bird....Fire not T, got the tach on the hood,Corvette Yellow paint,400ci,forced air induction,and a racin'cam,and a Les Paul Studio pearl white w/ gold hardware,don't know which I like better,but I love'em both when they scream!peace,-Biskit-


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Ely
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:47 PM

My mom has a 1971 Guild F-30 and had either a Chevelle or a Toyota Karina (Carina? Dang, I know how to spell Opel Kadet). I'm not seeing a match there, though. Maybe the Chevelle. The Toyota was tinny but that model was rare in the US. In the true spirit of 1970's Japanese cars, it finally got so rusted out and my dad did a load of bodywork on it. It went around in primer for awhile until my uncle was embarrassed when we came to visit and threatened to paint it windows and all if my dad didn't get busy and mask it (uncle owns a sign shop and paints tour buses for Atlantic City).

Hmm, the Guild has a repaired back--maybe it's a Toyota after all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:48 AM

A pearl white Takamini Electric and a black '64 Triumph Vitesse.Both anomalies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Amos
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 01:06 AM

My wife has a 95 Geo Metro and an accordion....does that fit? I have a D28 and although I drive a Toyota Station Wagon, in my mind I am still drivng the Willys Jeep Station Wagon with the fropped-in Ford V8 I first bought when I was seventeen. It would climb walls and convert into a motel room at the flip of a switch! (Just kidding...a little less well-appointed than a motel room...but you get the idea.)

A

SPAW: You sellin? Huh? It isn't doing you any good out there in the gayrage and winter coming on and all. Lemme make it into a true California Car!!! Whaddya say?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: tradsteve
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 01:11 AM

A 1975 Ford Pinto station waggon (with fake wood panneling) and a DeArmand Starfire Special, or 50's telecaster?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: WyoWoman
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 02:33 AM

Pretty exotic duo there, LEJ...

And Spaw, if you don't want your 'bird to fly all the way to California, I'd be happy to have it come visit here for a while. Colorado is nice and dry and it can have some respite from all that rust-producing Ohio yuck.

Just a suggestion ...

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 03:35 AM

MichaelAntony -- nice combination, just don't try to get 'em past my Martin Coletti and my Cadillac!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 03:52 AM

Wow! What a great response. I suppose I ought to 'fess up:
Plastic kazoo and Ford Ka. Yes, maybe there is something in this!
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Mooh
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 07:10 AM

Harmony flat-top Sovereign, set up for lap style and tuned to open F#. Sounds and cost about the same as the '89 Ford Escort two-door 5 speed that graces the curb out front. Rattle and hum. The Harmony's alot more fun to ride.

Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 09:45 AM

Wyo Woman - Those Opals seem to have bad stories attached to them. I had just bought one (after not owning a car for about three years) when I got into a disastrous wreck. Some girl ran a light while I was turning left. The car was totalled, I busted my guild D44M (Curly maple sides and back, since repaired by the good folks at the Old Town School), and broke my jaw. And I got nailed for the accident - I was turning and hadn't gottne my insurance yet. I paid $500 for the car (a lot of dough for a full-time folkie in 1972) and drove it for less than a week.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 10:10 AM

The body of the Gibson Firebird was designed by an automotive stylist. An odd looking guitar by todays standards, but it must have been pretty cool in it's day.

My man Johnny Winter still makes his sound awfully good when he plays slide on his.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Kim C
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:14 PM

My brother used to have an Opal. He was parked on the street one day and had just opened the drivers side door when a city bus came along and whacked it. They gave him some money but instead of using it to fix the car, he bought a tuxedo instead. He doesn't play the guitar, but he does sing in a Native American drum group.

Mister has a Washburn and a Jeep Cherokee. (Yes, we each have a red Cherokee.)But he really wants a cool old truck, like a Willys, or a PT Cruiser. Actually I want the PT Cruiser...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Bert
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:34 PM

Wyo, when you find one of those guitars that make you sound like Rick, let me know 'cos I NEED ONE.

Oh and, if you still have that Opel, run into the back of Mrs Amos' Geo, so that it will match her accordian.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Dharmabum
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:53 PM

I've got an 82 Guild D40 that needs refretting & a 68 VW bus that needs restoring. The Guild buzzes & the bus rattles,if I could play & drive at the same time I'd be a one man band.

Ron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Biskit
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM

Or you'd sound like a kazoo -Biskit-


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: wildlone
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 03:29 PM

A Marina 12 string that has been worked on by a local luthier.
An Ibenez 6 string accoustic about 30 years old.
A hand built 6 string spruce top, maple neck and back maker unknown
bowed Psaltery,wheatstone concertina, auto harp,jaws harp and a Kazoo.
I ride a 3 year old BMW 650 single and a MZ 125 but not at the same time.
what the heck does that mean?
dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: GUEST,Songster Bob
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 04:29 PM

Dave sez:

A Marina 12 string that has been worked on by a local luthier. An Ibenez 6 string accoustic about 30 years old. A hand built 6 string spruce top, maple neck and back maker unknown bowed Psaltery,wheatstone concertina, auto harp,jaws harp and a Kazoo. I ride a 3 year old BMW 650 single and a MZ 125 but not at the same time. what the heck does that mean?

-- That you have put several holes in your bank account over the years!

Hmmm... I've got a 1996 Volvo 850 wagon and a Running Dog sycamore & spruce acoustic. Or maybe it's the Epiphone Dot that matches the car*, or the telecaster model (Samick Ray Benson -- curly maple capped body & three pickups -- not a real tele), or the 1942 Martin, or the 1943 Orpheum archtop (made by Kay). Whatever, it isn't the Valco-era National "solid-body" with the 22" scale and the blue house-paint finish. That one matches my sister's first car, a 1954 Chevy two-door.

Bob Clayton

* Actually, the Dot is a good match, even in color, for my wife's new Subaru.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Lanfranc
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 06:06 PM

Subaru Impreza Sport and a Martin SPD15.

Both look and sound like their more highly-specified siblings, but don't cost as much to insure!

1962 Gibson J45 and a 1961 Ford Consul

Should have kept both, but, hell, I was only young


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 06:19 PM

My Guild JF-4 and my '77 Ford F-150....neither look very fancy, but both get me where I need to be!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: GUEST,Terry Allan Hall
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 06:21 PM

Ooops...that was me, just before, extolling the virtues of Ford and Guild....two great American products!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cars 'n' Guitars
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 03:26 AM

Some years ago I'd taken my banjo to a far-away folk club and somebody was putting me up for the night. I parked my old Reliant Robin outside his house, but like an idiot I left the banjo in full view on the back seat. When I came out the next morning, the passenger window was smashed and some b*st*rd had left another banjo on the front seat!


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