The International Language

Posted Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 12:54 PM
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    I thought love was the international language.


    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Sun, Mar 6, 2011, at 2:34 PM
  • I play guitar and one of my best friends owns a guitar store. When I hang out there, there is a variety of people that come in, anywhere from old guys like me to multi pierced green hairs. We all get along great and the last thing we talk about is politics. If someone wants to try out a guitar, amp, mandolin, etc. it doesn't matter what they look like or their beliefs, and if they want to jam, others will join in.

    So yes, I think your right on when you say the true universal language is music.

    -- Posted by Keda46 on Sun, Mar 6, 2011, at 3:48 PM
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    Jamming with a couple of friends or even strangers is one of the greatest experiences there are.

    When I was younger I stayed with my older brother, Brandon, for about a week. He was one of the greatest guitarists I had ever hear. The things he could do with a guitar I have not heard or seen since (obvious bias aside). His father was also down visiting, he had been in bands for most of his life as a lead singer, piano player, and harmonica player.

    They started just jamming with each other and I was getting into it, but I didn't have my drums with me so I just started beating the beats out on my legs and with my feet on the ground. That remains one of my best memories of my life.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Sun, Mar 6, 2011, at 4:21 PM
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    Around the 4th of July each year, Milwaukee hosts Summerfest, claimed to be the largest music festival in the world.

    Music sure helps people come together.

    -- Posted by Boomer62 on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 8:29 AM
  • Michael, bad joke here, but if I had been asked, without knowing the answer to 'what instrument do you feel Michael would play??' I think my first guess would have been that you might be a 'Drum beater.' Just a thought (^8

    Sorry, that just popped into my echo-chamber, and I just had to chide you, a tad.

    My singing, rustic as it be, made me welcome in many 'bars' around Asia, and Europe. The guys took me along, to make sure they got back to the ship, and my singing kept me in free drinks. Ah-cha-cha-cha. Made many friends in the musical world that way. Thanks for another memory, relived.

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 11:30 AM
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    Most people jump to the conclusion that I am a drummer Navy and that's typically the one they get right. Bad pun, yes. Funny, yes.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 1:15 PM
  • Pretty sure math fits in there too.

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Tue, Mar 8, 2011, at 12:54 PM
  • I would go to bonnaroo just to see Warron Haynes & Greg Alman.

    An added plus would be Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi.

    -- Posted by Keda46 on Tue, Mar 8, 2011, at 2:52 PM
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    I would also like to see Warren Haynes, but Ricklahoma is still a string first for me right now

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Tue, Mar 8, 2011, at 4:38 PM
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