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So what fun/obscure or just silly songs are you playing these daze?here's a few that come to my mind:Lyle Lovett: Song about Sonya, Creeps like meLeo Kotke: Pamela BrownSteve Goodman: Door #3, You're…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Simian Oct 5, 2012.


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michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"maybe you can stop counting now? its an established pattern of growth..."
Jun 19
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Gosh, Ted, what a road you've been on!! Thank you for sharing..."
Jun 16
michael schwartz might attend Robert Williamson's event

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Jun 15
michael schwartz replied to FloridaGull's discussion NGD! Cort L500-O arrives! in the group Small Body Guitars
"Congrats, Sir!! Use 'er well..."
Jun 4
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"CONGRATS to Kailey!!! Go get 'em!!"
Jun 2
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I use Shubb mostly, but do have a couple of Paige Capos that work better,but require set up. They won't rest on the headstock if you've a volute.   as an aside, did anyone else snicker at the expression "playing our big…"
Jun 1
michael schwartz replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion NGD for Parlour Guitar in the group Small Body Guitars
"I know just what you're sayin', Derick!!! Just keep playin' !! "Without music, Life would be a mistake"...Nietzche   when I play I don't scare off my Wife or dogs, so therefore I must be doing OK. Taste being…"
May 31
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I'd say if Mike hasn't  already ,  his ship sailed. ..."
May 29
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I'm with Robert on this one. Wife is a Saint !!! And. ...she's picking up a 12 string to learn! !! She's a keeper! !  My Martin 00028-12 seems to suit her. "
May 29
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I use the Martin Lifespan Extra Lights which are cleartone coated. They seem to last long and aren't too bright in my opinion."
May 28
michael schwartz replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Concert pitch or lower? in the group 12-String Guitar
"Play around and see what suits you. I keep all of mine at concert. Have FUN!! "
May 27
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Welcome aboard, Stephan!! I'm sure you'll find this a good group of caring folks.. enjoy your new baby!! A sweet guitar..remember, I played it once..."
May 26
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I may be wrong....but I doubt it.".... Charles Barkley"
May 25
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"been offline for a few daze...thanx for sharing the Yairi movie..I have a better understanding of mine now. Quite the guitar...DY72"
May 25
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michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"FG has some pretty good taste, I must say!!"
May 17

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Yamaha 12 string ...1968 FG230
Seagull S6 Folk '96
Seagull Coastline S12 '12
Seagull Maritime 12 Gloss '07
Martin 12 strings....ask if you're curious
Vintage Paul Brett Signature 8000PB-12 2013
Yairi DY72-12 1993

parlor guitar 1858
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
easy/folk/light rock stuff
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 5:53pm on March 23, 2016, Robert Williamson said…

thanks for your kind words. You may have noticed, I like doing crazy projects.

At 6:47am on February 15, 2015, Greg Maxwell said…

Hi Michael, thanks for the friend request and for you kind words about my web site and guitars. I am currently building a 12 string for a client in Hawaii and I have a second one commissioned that is still in the design phase. The base price for my Monarch model is $4000 and most people add some options such as upgraded rosette, neck inlay, shell body purfling, etc. I love 12 strings and I have an older Guild as well as a Rickenbacker electric 12. I've had several others, such as an all-Walnut Taylor 12. A real piece of eye candy but the tone had no depth at all. Cheers, Greg

At 6:18am on January 16, 2015, Stephen Leigh said…

Just checked out your website -- I'm impressed; you do fantastic interior design work!

At 6:15am on January 16, 2015, Stephen Leigh said…

Suggestions for books: IMMORTAL MUSE might be a good choice since you say you like contemporary fantasy.  It's a combination of contemporary fantasy and historical fantasy. You might want to wait until March to pick it up, though -- right now it's only available in hardcover (and as a less-than-cheap ebook), but it will be released in mass market paperback in March, and the price of the ebook should drop at the same time.

Coming out in March (also) is CROW OF CONNEMARA, which is also a contemporary fantasy, set mostly in Ireland.  That'll be a hardcover release -- the mass market paperback won't be available until next March...

THE WOODS is contemporary fantasy if you consider the 1970s as contemporary, and THE ABRAXAS MARVEL CIRCUS is contemporary fantasy if you consider the early 1990s contemporary.

As for series work:  it's not at all contemporary, but you might try the CLOUDMAGES series if you like epic Celtic Fantasy, or the NESSANTICO series if you prefer something set in a faux Rennaisance era.  I wrote both of those under my "S.L. Farrell" pseudonym.

Wow -- nice array of 12-strings you have!

At 8:50am on January 15, 2015, Stephen Leigh said…

Thanks, Michael -- hope you enjoy!

At 5:10pm on December 21, 2014, Robert said…

I know what you mean about too little time.  No Border Collies, but a Lab-Shepherd cross who's just a year old.  Plus, I take care of my grandson 2 days a week.  And we're trying to get my Dad moved into a new place - something we'd hoped to have done by October.

Yes, it's a great blessing to share playing with the wife.  In fact, it's how we met, both performing with our then significant others at a coffeehouse in suburban Boston.  A year later, our first date was a church youth group Valentine's party.  A year and a half after that, those same significant others played us down the aisle and we've been singing together ever since.

At 12:14pm on December 21, 2014, Robert said…

Always good to make a new friend.  My daydream now is to find a '68 D-35 to go with the 12 - a matched pair.   Saw one in a music shop in Lebanon, NH a couple years ago but couldn't swing the $. Have seen several on since around the price you paid for yours.  


At 10:24am on December 4, 2014, joey pinter said…

I agree, my wife supports me more then anyone I have ever been with. she's always kicking me in the ass, telling me to answer email and comments.

At 6:28pm on October 28, 2014, Alan Edmunds said…

Yes, Michael....we leave for Lakeland in about 2 weeks and will be there about 5 months; I'm on sabbatical.

As mentioned in previous posts, I'm dedicating myself to writing, composing and recording original songs. In addition to the song posted on my AGC page, I have 5 more completely finished and awaiting recording, 4 with lyrics and partial music, and 3 with lyrics only.

I got my new recording gear recently, but will only set up in FL where I can leave it set up for 5 months. Looking forward to the challenge.

At 8:47am on September 17, 2014, Ron Khoo said…

No, my D16 is the gloss top with satin back hog.  Age toner is used with the expensive Martin and the D16 is not one of the special Martins.  It is now in the shop for a setup.  It was high when I got it several years ago and finally got to get the nut lowered a bit.


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