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Old 12-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #351
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I'm 49, I think I'm about average, meow...
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #352
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Tracy,
Your "strike two" reminds me of a story my brother tells. In another life, he was a mechanic at a truck stop. A new manager took over, and one day told my brother to take a torch and cut up an "empty" tank in a back shed that used to hold gasoline. My brother said no way. A little while later he heard an explosion. The manager had told a kid working there to do what my brother had refused to. The shed walls had moved a foot, and the kid was DOA.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #353
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Accordion,

Got a chance to listen to the links. They were a lot of fun. Very nice on the squeezebox and the associated 12-string slide clip. The banjo, not so much, but you admitted you were not a banjo player.

I was very interested in finding out what style you played. I see you play at least some zydeco/jazz vamp. There's not a lot of rock-n-roll accordion around, the last I remember is background on some John Mellencamp tracks.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #354
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Redbear, Accordions are fun. You ought to get yourself one. It will help with cabin fever during those cold winters up there.

Thanks for checking out the links.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:12 AM   #355
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Accordians must beat a harmonica for entertaining yourself on a cold winter's day when you are stuck indoors!
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:19 AM   #356
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..There's not a lot of rock-n-roll accordion around, the last I remember is background on some John Mellencamp tracks.
Weird Al Yankovic... (and almost everything that Weird Al sings)
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My kids and I love Weird Al!
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #358
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I have heard about the Weird Al accordion tuning. Apparently he gets his accordions tuned to his specific system.

I really liked his version of Smoke On The Water.

Frank Yankovic was a famous accordion player. Does anyone know if that was Al's dad?
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That is what I have heard.
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It has been a while since I have had some new news on the bus.

Here are some pics of the window screens that I made. This is the first time that I have had some ventilation in the bus. Up until now, I have had to depend on the roof air conditioners.

The front AC died a few weeks after I had installed it. It came out of my 1979 class C Dodge motorhome. The fan bearings froze up.

The other roof air developed a water leak last year. It is pretty sad when you are sleeping on your bed and the roof air leaks on you.

Let's begin with the window screens.

I ripped 3/4 inch strips of cedar on the table saw. I screwed the strips together. I then stapled metal screen material to the frame. I siliconed the frames to the window openings.

Here are pics of the screens.




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