meself’s six hundred and eighty-nine comments

  • Re: “You guys put diddley into everything!!”

    Kinda like saying to a boogie-woogie piano player, "You put boogie-woogie bits into everything you play!" Well ... yeah .... more…

  • Re: Survey question

    The initial quotation about 'noodling' comes from Roy Johnstone - now, Roy is a master fiddler. If you sit down with players who are at that level, you keep your head down and mind your Ps and Qs, if you want to be tolerated. It's not a time for noodlin... more…

  • Re: Any fiddle players with experience using geared pegs?

    I have one fiddle with Perfection pegs - they are great. My everyday fiddle is an old one with ancient geared pegs that are heavy and clunky - I could do without them, but I suppose they have steam-punk cache. more…

  • Re: Copyright question

    Oh, I've heard it almost daily - but never to mean "on the money", etc. more…

  • Re: Copyright question

    Never heard "on the ball" used in Canada that way, after sixty some years - as for the rest of the known world, I'll have to bow to your wider experience. more…

  • Re: Copyright question

    "Sleeketly"? more…

  • Re: Copyright question

    "On the ball" - the way Tony uses it, it must be an Australianism. A North American, if not a Brit or Irishperson, would say "on the money" or "on the mark", or "hit the nail on the head". It would be a person "on the ball", not a response. more…

  • Re: Is it possible to play ukulele in a session?

    If it really can't be heard, so that it's neither adding to nor subtracting from the music, but you're enjoying it, I can't see why anyone would object, except on principle. more…

  • Re: Danny Boy

    I used to get asked for Danny Boy a lot - but recent years, I don't even get asked for it on St. Patrick's Day, like as not. Which is okay, mind you .... more…

  • Re: The Fiddle is Laughing

    Okay, I'm going to harp on about this a bit more not because it matters in the least - it doesn't - but just because I feel like it. No need to read further. Anyway - I would have expected Jean and Gilles to generally speak French to each other - howeve... more…