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Post by VinnyD » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:02 pm

I can't see "chocolate" as a name for them. If you called them the Petits Tétons I wouldn't argue.

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Post by Homerj » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:14 pm

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I can't see "chocolate" as a name for them. If you called them the Petits Tétons I wouldn't argue.
I know u are going to marvel at this Vinny, but believe it or not....they aren't green all year long.
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Post by leela » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:13 pm

This one is for GLimpet. I remember thinking about him four years ago when I first passed this instrument maker's shop in Tashkent's Chorsu market. I don't know if I posted a photo then, but here's this year's.Image
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Post by GLimpet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:18 pm

Do they call them dombra/domra?

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Post by GLimpet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:27 pm

Reminds me of this tour when they played at the Lemon Tree Aberdeen:



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Post by Lincoln » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:34 pm

What instrument do play Glimpet?

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Post by GLimpet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:36 pm

Pretty much narrowed down to mandolin.

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Post by leela » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:56 pm

GLimpet wrote:Do they call them dombra/domra?
To my shame, I don't know. Though, to be fair, the guy probably wouldn't have spoken English had I asked him about them. They were beautiful though.
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Post by EMG » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:11 pm

Homerj wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:14 pm
VinnyD wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:02 pm
I can't see "chocolate" as a name for them. If you called them the Petits Tétons I wouldn't argue.
I know u are going to marvel at this Vinny, but believe it or not....they aren't green all year long.
Yep. This is the beginning of rainy season, so they’ve turned green.

A few months ago they would’ve been brown

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Post by Lincoln » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:12 pm

GLimpet wrote:
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Pretty much narrowed down to mandolin.

That sounds pretty gay...who plays the Mandolin apart from the Chinese?

I'm disappointed in you.

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What is that?

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A tarsier

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Post by Homerj » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:41 pm

Can you eat it?
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Post by Lincoln » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:44 pm

The things you see when you're out walking without your gun eh?

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Post by Homerj » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:45 pm

Just havin' a little Friday afternoon fun Linc...besides doesn't look like much meat.
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Post by GLimpet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:54 pm

Lincoln wrote:
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Pretty much narrowed down to mandolin.

That sounds pretty gay...who plays the Mandolin apart from the Chinese?

They pray it, I play it.

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Post by simon_in_exile » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:01 pm

A good pisshead Slovakian friend of mine is a mandolin player. It’s got a good sound to it has a mandolin.

Are they ouds, leela?
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Post by Lincoln » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:49 pm

Homerj wrote:
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Just havin' a little Friday afternoon fun Linc...besides doesn't look like much meat.
I was joking too homer...i don't have my militant vege hat on today.

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Post by VinnyD » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:25 pm

There not ouds. I would have said they were spike fiddles and buzuks.

The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra had a local domra trio as guest artists at its last concert, but I didn't get to it.

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Post by VinnyD » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:31 pm

An Arabic speaking buzuk maker plays a little:



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Post by VinnyD » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:05 pm

The long ones are apparently rebabs. There is a picture of an Uzbek spike fiddle on this Soviet stamp but I can't make out the name. In Persian it's something like kamanch.

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Post by GLimpet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:23 pm

I got the impression that "domra" was a generic name for strummed instruments in Central Asia.

It's very important to be able to do the "golden hordes galloping to Destroy you all" strum.

The fretting (where there were frets, even string frets) was very similar to an Appalachian lap dulcimer.
Starting from an open position, major intervals only.

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Post by GLimpet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:44 pm

From the pub tonight.

http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/e ... e-jamboree
Old codgers blues night.

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The bassist sitting down on the right, superb local player, is also notorious for having put his name to the "Birdie Song" recording session when he was a session bloke in London. Got £75 for it, I heard. Hasn't been well lately but he played great.

Drummer was supposed to be Davie Cat' from the Old Blind Dogs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Blind_Dogs but Spider told me he'd pulled out because his arthritis is now so bad he gave up drumming. Shame - he was the best. Light touch, subtle accents. I had the pleasure of playing with him once or twice. It's the mark of a good musician that they make shit players like me sound good. you might be way out of your depth but they lift you.

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Post by VinnyD » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:51 pm

I really don't know anything of Central Asia, but in Russia, or at least in the Russian community of Baltimore, a domra is a specific instrument. Round body, unlike a balalaika.

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Post by VinnyD » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:55 pm

Two members of the trio who played with the mandolin orchestra (domra and bayan; the third played contrabass balalaika).Now I really regret having missed it:



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Post by GLimpet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:59 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:55 pm
Two members of the trio who played with the mandolin orchestra (domra and bayan; the third played contrabass balalaika).Now I really egret having missed it:

Waterfowl disappointment that must have been.

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Post by VinnyD » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:04 am

Egrettably fixed before you posted.

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VinnyD wrote:
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Egrettably fixed before you posted.
Almost got heron time, but GLimpet is storking you too closely.
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Metallic convict tunic button. Unearthed digging over the vegie patch this arvo. Fascinating no?

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Very cool, Pom.

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good morning from the beautiful SFO delta airlines skyclub. over there and to the right is eric holder, the former us attorney general. (nah, you cannot see him in this pic). he's on the 7am flight to detroit this morning.

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ben's enjoying the high life in Shymkent.Image
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EMG wrote:
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The world’s smallest primate

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I've always wanted to see one of those.

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They’re really cool, rider. Feet like frogs. Huge eyes

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Good thing it’s not fast. It’d be harder to avoid.
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Plinking plangently alone.

Mrs is out with ex-colleagues.

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Most don't drink. I'm confident Mrs'll manage to get pissed though. It's the gritty NorthEast spirit.

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that is the delta airlines skyclub outdoor patio at their ATL/atlanta terminal F skyclub. it is great for plane watching. today was a bit too hot for that. it probably was 30C or higher out there. and mega humid. yuck. can you see the 2 red delta shade cover thingies? quite symbolic, no?!

now i am in miami...

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Haha! White Bear... You’d never see the straw in Russia.
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