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  • Waiting for the big shiny bird...see y'all about Wednesday afternoon.

    I'll have my lap-top but I've no idea what I'll be able to access in Beijing...I've heard the government limits some website's availibility.
    God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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    Another gig?
    - Rob

    YouTube (GuiTuber)
    Proud Member of the Alvarez Alliance & Yamaha Player's Guild

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    • #3
      Hear the mighty engines roar, see the silver bird on high
      She's away and westward bound, high above the clouds she'll fly

      Bon Voyage, Gute Reise, Have a safe trip and all that jazz! Hope you can get Internet access.....if not, tell us all about it when you get back. And don't drink the water!
      Three Dreads......2 Martins and 1 YamahaA fiddle, a mando, a uke, eight harmonicas, a Zoom H2, a Panasonic recorder, coupla penny whistles, an Italian made Titano accordion, three handguns, at least a dozen chess sets, more power tools than Bob Vila, and one old Westclox "Big Ben" wind-up alarm clock that still works! Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention my ocarina and maracas.

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      • #4
        Good luck TAH. Be sure to wear a mask; I hear pollution's rampant over there.
        Cornelius Clodhopper

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        • #5
          Bet he comes home with some kind of good story
          Look forward to hearing about it!
          CapersI always knew I was Undecided, but now I am not so sureGreat acoustic Pick Ups at Reasonable priceshttp://www.jjb-electronics.com/our_products.html

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          • #6
            Have fun, dude. That sounds like a great trip.
            My stuff:

            Acoustics:
            Takamine GS330S
            Yamaha FG260
            Yamaha G60A
            Sigma SM-3
            Cheerfully cute and cheap Mexican Requinto (made in Paracho) that I keep at the office currently

            The DarkSide:
            Fender Standard Stratocaster in Sunburst

            I bought a Hohner Special 20



            The only people who care about what you play are other guitar players. Everyone else just wants to hear music.
            -- Brewski

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            • #7
              Take care!

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              • #8
                A friend just came back from China, lot's of sites (youtube) excluded. fear of porn he says. I'm told there is a great demand for western music there. Got me thinkin... maybe we should go? He played a couple places and was a hit.

                Safe journey to ya Terry!
                R.I.P. TAH & Dak

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                • #9
                  Got in early this morning and find I can't sleep, so I'm back!

                  Interesting experience. The folks I met were all super-friendly and very excited about me being a Texan (too much TV, perhaps ) and asked a lot of questions about six-shooters, pickup trucks, horses and oil-wells (couldn't tell 'em much about that last one!)...

                  Flying over and back was very cool, as they bought me round-trip tickets in 1st Class (it REALLY does make a difference! ) and at the initial leg one of the pilots noticed the "inspecters" asking me pointed questions about my harmonioca neck-rack (thanks again, DEpt. Of Homeland Paranoia), and offered to allow me to put my Guild in the Pilot's Closet, and contacted each of the other planes I'd be on and made arrangements for my guitar to travel that way all the way! How cool is that?

                  Chinese internet is kinda strange...I could connect to H-C and read posts but couldn't post replies...this was the case at a lot of sites, mostly commercial ones (Musician's Friend, Gibson, Taylor, etc.). Non-commercial sites were much easier. WiFi is sporadic where I was. Cell-phone reception was not too great, either, except late at night, when it was excellent.

                  The festival went very well and I was asked to give an interview over the radio...this was the most bizarre thing! The host, who didn't seem to speak English, would ask a question, an interpreter would translate, I'd answer, another interpreter (from the festival) would translate my response...this went on for about an hour. Turns out they edited it into two simulcasts, one in Cantonese, one in English...got recordings of both, and plan to have the Cantonese one translated just to see what got "improved"...

                  Played about 45 minutes of my originals, with 4 covers thrown in. Most popular cover tune was "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain", and a gret many of the audience sang along.

                  An A&R guy from a label asked me for my card and said he'd like to discuss some business...we'll see how that goes...

                  Nice to be home.
                  God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like it was a great experience. Wish I could have hitched a ride with your Guild!
                    My stuff:

                    Acoustics:
                    Takamine GS330S
                    Yamaha FG260
                    Yamaha G60A
                    Sigma SM-3
                    Cheerfully cute and cheap Mexican Requinto (made in Paracho) that I keep at the office currently

                    The DarkSide:
                    Fender Standard Stratocaster in Sunburst

                    I bought a Hohner Special 20



                    The only people who care about what you play are other guitar players. Everyone else just wants to hear music.
                    -- Brewski

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                    • #11
                      Welcome back, Terry. Sounds like you had a great time.
                      Howard

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                      • #12
                        Glad you made it back safe. I'm sure you done the U.S. proud.
                        "HAVE FUN, TRY NOT TO HURT ANYONE AND EAT PLENTY OF GREENS"

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like the Chinese have good taste in songs.

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                          • #14
                            My son is teaching in Nanchang. He can't access Facebook among other sites. The Chinese seem to love anything to do with Texas, especially Willie Nelson. He took a lot of pictures of South Fork and Dallas and the horses next door before he left and says those are very popular. Sounds like you were a great ambassador! Welcome home.

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                            • #15
                              You're a good ambassador, Terry.
                              For both countries: Texas, and the US!

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