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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #120 on: October 25, 2017, 04:24:50 PM »


WE may have discussed caravans and sheep on a melodeon forum. I think we got away with it.... >:E

(whispers shetlands..)
You may have, if I manage to lose my list :-X

Actually I think it's already gotten away from me (:)
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #121 on: October 25, 2017, 06:03:33 PM »

To keep on track I suppose I should have also mentioned that I play a Baaaafetti ;)
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #122 on: October 25, 2017, 06:11:15 PM »

Ooops! Why are the A & S keys next to each other?? I seem to have made a bit of an aas of myself!    :|bl ;D
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #123 on: October 26, 2017, 11:34:34 AM »


You sure it was not a baaagpipe players forum



I think in Wales that’s known as a shag pipe.
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #124 on: November 02, 2017, 11:19:53 AM »

Short list so far- of common interest one or more other likes doing.

Woodworking
Gardening
Reading
Making or fixing things
Melodeon repair and MAD of course
Photography
Scuba diving
Painting
Nature and earth science
Trains or mechanical devices
Traveling
Walking and or hiking about
Fishing
Playing, writing  or listening to music
Cooking
Morris Dance teams
Firefighting
Singing
Visiting melodeon.net
Drinking wine, beer, whiskey, etc.
Playing other instruments
Fixing up cars, trucks, and vans
Beekeeping
Skiing
Flying planes
Game playing
Keeping livestock
Biking

Edited: to add to list on 11/20/17

This thread seems to be winding down so here is a summary of the common things we like to do.
Feel free to keep contributing.

This has been interesting to see some of the other interest which we share. I think we covered most of the normal things that people do (as expected), so I guess we're not so weird ( insert, melodeon players) after all.  :||: :|||: :Ph
Thanks everyone!!
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #125 on: November 03, 2017, 01:46:50 PM »

Bicycling.. avid cyclist for 6 decades.

Currently have 6 bikes.  2 Mountain bikes.. 1994 TREK 930 American made.. 1992 CADEX 3 carbon/alloy, 2 go anywhere do anything Rivendells  (Hunqapillar and a Cheviot) , 2 road bikes.. 1982 Italian Somec, 1982 Miyata Pro Aero highly modified.
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #126 on: November 03, 2017, 08:58:40 PM »

Biking is a great hobby, I use to bike everywhere when I was younger.
I should get a Mountain bike for there are some great trails in a place near where I live (Dogtown in Gloucester / Rockport Ma.) it's about three thousand acres of woods/ water shed conservation land in the middle of cape Ann. Most people live on the coast here and I been surprised by the fact that most people that have lived here their whole lives have never been there. Me on the other hand,  I have walked just about every trail out there. Crazy that some don't know about the things around them.
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #127 on: November 04, 2017, 07:54:59 AM »

I knit and dye yarn (not necessarily in that order)

If you think MAD is a thing, you should see yarnies and their stash.
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #128 on: November 04, 2017, 08:50:53 AM »

Bicycling.. avid cyclist for 6 decades.

Currently have 6 bikes.  2 Mountain bikes.. 1994 TREK 930 American made.. 1982 CADEX 3 carbon/alloy, 2 go anywhere do anything Rivendells  (Hunqapillar and a Cheviot) , 2 road bikes.. 1982 Italian Somec, 1982 Miyata Pro Aero highly modified.

So that's a case of BAD, then......
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #129 on: November 04, 2017, 09:03:55 AM »

Bicycling.. avid cyclist for 6 decades.

Currently have 6 bikes.  2 Mountain bikes.. 1994 TREK 930 American made.. 1982 CADEX 3 carbon/alloy, 2 go anywhere do anything Rivendells  (Hunqapillar and a Cheviot) , 2 road bikes.. 1982 Italian Somec, 1982 Miyata Pro Aero highly modified.

So that's a case of BAD, then......

or possibly, CAD
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #130 on: November 20, 2017, 12:32:14 PM »

Cycling - raced/time-trialled until mid-fifties (age not year!) when the 'veteran' category was from 40 year-olds and onwards. Then I gave up trying to beat 40 year olds and stuck to enjoying my hobby!  Bikes still owned - Ex-TDF yellow Linda McCartney Team bike (Pricipia), bought when the team disbanded and high-end mountain bike (Marin Mount-Vision Pro) for the tracks of Devon.  And then, there is surfing - a life-long year-round habit, as I've lived by the sea for my entirety!
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #131 on: November 20, 2017, 04:07:52 PM »

"Old time" clawhammer banjo playing in Michigan. Health services researcher.
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #132 on: November 20, 2017, 04:57:59 PM »

Thanks for the contributions, this thread is still has some life (:)
I added biking for I missed that, two others also said they like to do that.

My brother in law plays a claw hammer banjo bluegrass/ folk mainly, I like that instrument and probably would give it a try if I wasn't MAD
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #133 on: November 20, 2017, 06:10:07 PM »

Interesting that a lot of people are also into bicycling. I'm very keen on it, both for everyday transportation (I commute daily using a bike made in Stratford-Upon-Avon - my Anglophilia at work again) and also for recreation (in September I rode a 200 km trip in what they call randonneuring in the US or Audax in the UK).

With winter coming, the recreational season is pretty much done here, which makes it a good time for woodshedding with my new melodeon!
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #134 on: November 20, 2017, 06:32:48 PM »

I gave up clawhammer banjo last year. Sold my Bart Reiter  1992 Grand Concert.
I've owned 3 Bart Reiters, another custom Grand Concert and a Regent (best of the three) as well as about 10 other banjos. Started playing around 1972.

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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #135 on: November 21, 2017, 09:28:43 PM »

About 5 years ago, I gave up anglo concertina in favour of 5-string banjo. Annie and I wanted a non-free reed option for song accompaniment, so my 2 Crabbs and my Jeffries were replaced by a modern Deering Vega Senator and a Dave Stacey custom. Of course there was enough change from the transactions to pay for serious building work on our house! I've since added a 1934 Alex Burns plectrum guitar, on which I employ various banjo tunings.
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #136 on: December 01, 2017, 06:41:28 PM »

Looks like a lot of us were lucky enough to have careers that fed at least one of our interests.

This is true. I work in education reform in the states and not only am I genuinely fascinated by it, but I feel it matches my values. JUST LIKE THE MELODEON!

I am very lucky.
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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #137 on: December 03, 2017, 02:08:43 PM »

Sewing.  Vintage,  historical and cosplay.
Bit of dancing but that's something I dip in and out of.
Any kind of handicrafts really.

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Re: Melodeon playing and what other things do you like to do?
« Reply #138 on: December 03, 2017, 02:27:48 PM »

I'll dip back in:
Keen mountain biker until 2010 when constant colds and infections for ~ 4 months broke the habit, a result of working in a virus factory. Some people call them schools.
Still have a Cotic that will get ridden again, and anyone after a classic steel Bontrager give me a shout!
The up-side to breaking the habit was 'perhaps instead of a new bike, I'll get a melodeon to share with my daughter' after she attended one of Ed Rennie's Beginner melodeon workshops at Chippenham festival.
She didn't take to it and....the rest is history  they say!
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« Reply #139 on: December 03, 2017, 03:45:01 PM »

Sewing.  Vintage,  historical and cosplay.
Bit of dancing but that's something I dip in and out of.
Any kind of handicrafts really.
Thanks for your contribution Ladydetemps,
I should learn to sew then I could patch my pants with the worn out knees ( almost every pair I've got)
I do small sewing button repair, some patches by hand but they never turn out good. I've done some cross stitching stuff, tedious but it turned out quite nice when completed. And yes I can cook, clean and do my own laundry when needed. I do the cleaning but my wife usually does the other.
My Mom taught My brothers and I well, really more like if you want it done you better get busy doing it. I been wanting to do step dancing but have not made the effort to do as of yet, maybe soon.

I'll dip back in:
Keen mountain biker until 2010 when constant colds and infections for ~ 4 months broke the habit, a result of working in a virus factory. Some people call them schools.
Still have a Cotic that will get ridden again, and anyone after a classic steel Bontrager give me a shout!
The up-side to breaking the habit was 'perhaps instead of a new bike, I'll get a melodeon to share with my daughter' after she attended one of Ed Rennie's Beginner melodeon workshops at Chippenham festival.
She didn't take to it and....the rest is history  they say!
cheers
Q


Thanks Q,
My wife works at one of those virus factories, so I know what you mean.
I'm glad that your melodeon sharing idea worked out for you.
That gives me an idea I wonder if I could interest my wife into sharing one ;)
Cheers,
Michael
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