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Everything posted by Toadroller

  1. Was listening to Briefcase Full of Blues just last night. Great album featuringJake and Elwood.
  2. Holy cow! I take a day off from the HFC and look what happens. I’ve been thinking of DMing you on the hi-fi front, but been too busy listening to a new toy (based on your recommendations to my brother) to get around to it. get well soon and take care of yourself!
  3. It's a high price. I'm not willing to pay it; others are. Good for JB. Then again, I had the opportunity to see Lady Gaga this summer at a business conference for the price of a 45 minute shuttle ride to the event center. That was too high a price for me. Instead I paid $45 for a quick round of golf at the hotel I was staying. I chose what I valued more. Played fairly well, too!
  4. Yeah, but with no bids and 24 hrs to go an enterprising HFCer could get a great bass with a great case for a great price.
  5. Energy! Joy! Enthusiasm! Entertainment!
  6. I'm just tryin' real hard to come up with the positive spin Caddie would have put on this. ...and can't. People tend to disappoint.
  7. Michelle Shocked's Anchored Down in Anchorage. Hairs on the back of my neck.
  8. Just had to wipe the monitor; I spat out my manhattan all over the keyboard and desk, too. @Vic Croll (Concrete Sox) Nice craftsmanship and care. Thanks for sharing your work!
  9. Seconded. Great article. Craftsmanship, experience, humanity. Good combinations.
  10. I believe that was @velorush at the beginning. It's changed hands and boy, I've been tempted by it myself. Congrats on having that beauty to to hold!
  11. The first CD I purchased, oh, 1986-ish, was Ric's This Side of Paradise. Contains this gem you'll remember:
  12. Soon to head to the paint booth...
  13. Somewhere between collecting and accumulating we find the happy land of using a lot of quality stuff for our hobbies and needs. Tools, stereo equipment, records and CDs (and all my mixed tapes from the 80s!), motorcycles, books, Legos, cars* and headphones. How many friggin' pairs of headphones do I have? Oh, and fountain pens. These days, $60 and up will get you a quality fountain pen. I write a good 3-5 pages of notes and thoughts daily, mostly for work. Fountain pens are as diverse as guitars when it comes to nib styles, sizes, methods of holding ink, etc. My two daily pens are both italic-nibbed (can't write any other way): TWSBI Diamond 580 and a Conklin Duragraph: *we're actually down to 4 cars, which is manageable. Two are under 100k miles!
  14. Collecting or just accumulating stuff? 'Cause we've got six kids and have been married 25 years. I've got a lot of stuff.
  15. There are a couple of forms of revenge available. You can flag the item. I suppose the purpose of that mechanism is that if enough people complain, Craigslist will do something about it, or maybe the poster just gets an automated email each time someone flags it. You can obviously just send the lister a response. Everyone loves to be told they're being a dick. You can post a retaliation add with the same header and verbiage and tell the lister publicly they're doing it wrong. Or you can send it to the hall of fame, "best of craigslist" where the listings will live on as fodder for internet forums and memes forever. Quick Craigslist guitar story: I once bought some kind of special edition Epiphone Les Paul model here. Pretty yellow quilted top; nice. $200 ish. Sold it on Craigslist a couple years later. $200 ish. Saw it hanging on the wall of my local mom and pop shop a couple years after that (I recognized the aftermarket pups). $699. It sold. How about that?
  16. Isn’t “Craigslist anomaly“ an oxymoron, or a tautology or something? Ain’t they all just crazy?
  17. Great fun when doing serious hi fi rig listening
  18. I’m finishing my project of putting heated grips on my FJR. They’re wired up with a relay, just need to cut the old ones off and slide the new ones on. Oh, and I’ve got a truss rod or two to tweak.
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