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Comment by Derrick Miller on May 9, 2010 at 6:42am
Mark Metzler and Michael Renner have joined the ranks. Welcome to both of you! Don has been promoted to coffee steward so we are in good shape...just don't drink out of that Martin cup...Martin owner's can be peculiar. (Just kidding)

Steve, you what you describe is exactly where I am. LOL

Derrick
Comment by Steve Kline on May 8, 2010 at 10:13pm
Sometimes, all you need is a chance to sit back , catch your breath, and take a look around. Then you'll notice all the rest of the work your house needs, Derrick.
Comment by Don Edwards on May 8, 2010 at 6:38pm
Hey Derrick
Got a couple of pots going here one decaf and the other hi-test, help yourself to a cup or two. As a local RV center says in their ads "The coffee's always on"

Don
Comment by Derrick Miller on May 8, 2010 at 9:33am
David, I will admit my guitar is looking pretty neglected these days. I was just getting back into a much simplified practice routine when I bought my first house. Guess what. My home came with a list of DIY projects and that has preoccupied me for the last few weeks. Hope to get back to the music soon, though.
Comment by David Weinhaus on May 7, 2010 at 8:45pm
Hi Derrick,

Thanks for the welcome. Glad to be a part of the group. I've been playing about 18 months, not real seriously, but enough to have some chords and play some songs. Looking forward to checking out the discussion here.

David
Comment by Derrick Miller on May 7, 2010 at 7:39pm
I remember that concert from last year, Donna. I do hope you have some more of the great stories and pictures to share. Last year's were priceless!

Derrick
Comment by Donna Zitzelberger on May 7, 2010 at 2:16pm
Hi Derrick - It's a hectic time of year - my students' guitar concert is on June 6th and there are loads of preparations to be done in order to wrangle in 45 kids ages 5-17. It's also a very exciting time of year. The other day, the beginner's song "Sugar, Sugar" (remember that one?) came together for the first time. The little ones (9 years old) were just so happy and excited. I couldn't hold back my tears. I can't even describe the satisfaction I get when the music starts to come together and all those little ones are feeling so accomplished! We are again using our concert as a venue for the community to gather personal care products for our local food bank. The price of admission - a bottle of shampoo or something similar. The kids are incredibly puffed up when they see the mountain of products grow throughout the concert. They truly get to see how music can effect change in the world.
Comment by Derrick Miller on May 6, 2010 at 12:54pm
Drat, I will have to promote someone to coffee steward. (Walt, I hope the palpitation thing is on the mend for you.)

Has it occured to anyone else that Donna is being conspicuously quiet about this log conversation? :)
Comment by Walt Pilcher on May 6, 2010 at 12:38pm
James,
I hear Sitka spruce is good, especially if you hollow out the log and beat on it with a stick in time to the music (mahogany for the stick). But seriously, Donna's suggestion is a good one! I may try it this summer after my upcoming crazy travel schedule settles down and I can actually get back to a practice routine.

Derrick,
I quit drinking coffee last October after my doctor suggested I cut down to see if it would reduce the heart palpitations I was experiencing occasionally, although he said they weren't anything to be concerned about. It helped some, but I think it was just that my heart was all aflutter over being in the Acoustic Guitar Community. Anyway, you guys can get your own coffee!

Walt
Comment by James P. Royle on May 6, 2010 at 10:35am
what kind of wood does that log need to be?
 

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