Uncle John
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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21, 2018. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim_N Mar 1, 2017. 122 Replies

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Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going.  Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue

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"Hey Uncle John......how about.... H. That's another fine git you've got me into.....! (works both ways when you think about it, and it IS a fine git too!)"
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"I noticed that great saddle/bridge on the second look.  How is the sound?  A little muffled?"
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"Thanks, Keith.  Not my idea, I have seen it done before.  A fun, easy and highly useable project.  Yup, Daniel.  I am retired and I still lack time to do all the stuff I want to."
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non-glitz.

"The top is thick, but it sure makes a good looking deuce.  Piezo?"
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Dog is back

"Dave, up to now, this one takes the cake.   So much good detail, setting, mood and feeling."
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farmer Dog

"Nice one.  Reminds me of a nice man who used to frequent the Shelby, Iowa jams.  Lots of detail here."
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"Thanks, Daniel.  I know a lot of Gospel songs, but could not recall that one until I checked several versions on youtube.  And one by some monastery monks made my eyes leak.   And, everyone of us has gone astray in our heads,…"
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"Thanks, Daniel.  I know a lot of Gospel songs, but not that one.  I will try to check it out.  And, everyone of us has gone astray in our heads, hearts and deeds.  The way back is not too hard. "
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"seriously, Uncle John, the song hit a nerve. sang in the church choir 25 years before my head went astray. do you take requests? "Jesus, remember me.....? know that one? had to ask."
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"Ah, Daniel.  It wasn't that bad!  Thank you sir.  The older I get the easier I cry.  So if that made your eyes leak, it must be okay. "
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"made me cry."
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"Thanks, Keith.  I first heard it done on a Lightning Hopkins C.D. "
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"Good job, had never heard that one before."
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"J. Time to saw, time to clamp, time slips by, let the glue dry."
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At 12:59pm on January 17, 2019, Daniel Walter said…

Thank you sir. !

At 5:55pm on January 11, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

It gives me room to move John ,cose when you do all four, and the ohio sax

all at the same time ,that mic stay's in front of you and it takes both the Harp & vocals so im glad how that worked out ,it took only 5 min whit the bandsaw ,some fast drying acrillic paint ,ducktape,drilling a hole and whalla, to keep it in place i cut rubber bands from a bicycle innertube and the hole thing came together in less than a hour ! now is the thing to get it all recorded in a decent way! im thinking separate Vid and audio & then remix ,but ill have to give it a go ! thanks for your kind comments on the subject !! Greeeeeettssz A.D.

At 12:40pm on January 10, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Taking the Mickey out of it again Ye UJ !its POOR BOY ,no ohio dialect Poe Boy! But im smilling,you did know , but there is not a thing on the Nation that escapes your attension , if i did not knew any better i say you was Gitty!(meaNING A gO gETTER )lol

At 6:55pm on January 7, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Thanx uncle, I’m hoping they’ll feel welcome enough to join in on the festivities?

At 5:02am on December 24, 2018, Larry Ratliff said…

Yes, I'm starting the CBG revolution down here in NW Florida, thanks for all your help Uncle John.

At 10:30am on December 22, 2018, Nancy kat said…

Merry Christmas Uncle John and Linda and fur kids! Meow^..^

At 9:58am on December 22, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

No its not what im saying,you allways take the mickey out of things ,cant tell you any thing Paper tiger ! must be because your favorit Indian is no more around to clasch heads whit ! is my englisch writing that Bad that you,have to school me ?Mule's are a Texas Treasure look em up and see for your self ! and for that mater i dont mind beiing one! couse it shows im stubborn,and im proud to be !! Are you A; Pleased.?are you B;Displeased?  LOL Seasons Greeeettsszzz A.D.

At 5:26pm on December 19, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

We Wisch you & yours Happy Day's and a Great NEW Year ! whenever you are ready for it ! Seasonal Greeeetinggssszzz   A.D.

At 2:58pm on December 15, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

THANKS uj ! THAT WAS EXSPECTED SO I MADE IT A LITTLE LONGER! Thanks for your comments there UJ ! appriciated !

At 5:31pm on December 12, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 20 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 21 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 21 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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This Old Guitar - 2 page fiction story by Uncle John

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 48 Comments



This Old Guitar  By Uncle John

I put my old Silvertone guitar up for sale and advertised it at a hundred dollars in the local Penny Saver. A young guy called about it then came to the house. He could play some. Not stuff I'd ever heard, but not bad stuff. He asked me, “Is there any wiggle room on the hundred?…
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farmer Dog

"What Uncle John said.....x 2! Thanks for posting these Dave, brilliant!"
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CBC ~ cigar box clock

"Thanks, Keith.  Not my idea, I have seen it done before.  A fun, easy and highly useable…"
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non-glitz.

"The top is thick, but it sure makes a good looking deuce.  Piezo?"
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Dog is back

"Dave, up to now, this one takes the cake.   So much good detail, setting, mood and…"
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Dog is back

"Fantastic artwork Dave, as ever.....love it!! Woof!"
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farmer Dog

"Nice one.  Reminds me of a nice man who used to frequent the Shelby, Iowa jams.  Lots of…"
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"Thanks, Daniel.  I know a lot of Gospel songs, but could not recall that one until I checked…"
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"Thanks, Daniel.  I know a lot of Gospel songs, but not that one.  I will try to check it…"
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