Seamus O’Bog’s nineteen comments

  • Re: Cringe guy reads poetry at the local session

    The best thing about this discussion? I was introduced to the poetry of William Topaz McGonnagall. Brilliant! more…

  • Re: Non-Snark tuner suggestion

    A few years back a musician friend told me he was getting six packs of tuners on Amazon for $20 USD. They were Chinese made and branded with multiple names but were clearly from the same manufacturer. I have a bunch of instruments I trot out for differe… more…

  • Re: Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Years ago our old time string band was invited to fill in at a local Methodist church for two Sunday services when the pastor was away on his annual vacation. Our performance comprised the entire program of both the early and late services. I don’t rem… more…

  • Re: playback on the tunes too fast - how do I slow it down?

    I’m sure there’s newer (and more direct) tech for this but I use GarageBand. I get the music sample in there any way I can and then play it back at an appropriate tempo using GarageBand’s tools. more…

  • Re: Hearing Aids and Music Revisited

    I have significant hearing loss in both ears–mostly due to advancing age and long term exposure to high noise in industrial settings (as well as sitting too close to too many amps I’m thinking!). This conversation so caught my attention that I went b… more…

  • Re: Denis Murphy’s

    Button accordionist, Mick Lucey–originally from Newmarket, Co. Cork– always called this “Padraig O’Keefe’s Slide”. He also recorded this with The Mick Lucey Group on his CD “Up In The Morning Early” as a medley preceded by “The Kerry Sl… more…

  • Re: Are you a musician or a player of music?

    For what it’s worth…I once came across an “ensemble” billing itself as “Butch Helamano & The Players of Instruments”. Does that help anyone? more…

  • Re: Dance Music w/o Dancing

    Short on time to read all the comments today so if I’m repeating someone’s thought forgive me… more…

  • Re: String buzz on tenor banjo - how to fix it?

    I see nowhere mentioned here that a banjo’s neck may have a bit of play—a slight tendency to twist around its long axis. This can result in the fret board not being co-planar with the banjo’s head/bridge top which could result in buzzing. Along wi… more…

  • Re: What about female/women instruments maker and repairer?

    Linda Manzer (Canada) more…