I had no idea you wrote about cars Earnest,we have something in common!I once got run over by a car!See!...people from all over the world can come together in common interests!Any advice on how to avoid that circumstance in the future?...Other than quit drinking...
First congratulations for your current achievement. Second don't judge a book by it's cover - just kidding, remember the boomers are going to retire or retired and can spend all their day on the computer if they want to. -- And they can see youuuuuu everyday. This is a good lesson for me for displaying a flower for my pic.
Thank you. am not sure he sees me as a professional though! I await his experience of owning what is now a very old BMW 5 series with none of the design faults I listed in my hub!
He may be like one of my customers who bragged that he ran the same motor in his motorcycle for many years. He had replaced all but the rocker cover at least once, but left that bit out of his thinking!
If he has had no trouble, then I want to know who his motor mechanic is!
I will read your hub on the D35 though, as I run a 1977 model Martin D28, we have a Maton overlander and a new Maton dreadnaught in the family. edit: I got turned on to buying the D28 by owning a Takamine D28 copy that was excellent!
My old D28 sounds like an orchestra! I love it's big round sound.
The Takamine was the result of a phone call from my favourite music shop man who told me "This is a copy of a very good guitar, and is a very good guitar itself, get down here with $270 and grab it. I did. It was great. I also had a 12 string echo which I loved at one time. I agree, it is not all about the big names, but Martin do make great sounding guitars. It can be heard above the dreadnaught even when played quietly. It comes through marvelously playing blue grass with a Gibson too. Another fine guitar. Did I mention I love guitars?
Cars and guitars? Reminds me of the last line of Blondie's "Rapture":
'Cause the man from Mars stopped eatin' cars and eatin' bars And now he only eats guitars, get up!
Thumbs up to you, Earnest, for successfully parlaying your HP fame to personal fame. That is way, way, way awesome. Do you think if I start writing about something recognizable people will recognize me? (You know they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)
please remember to post if your fans comment on your hub..it would have taken me a moment to figure out what they were talking about or i should say where they obtained the info...ha ha ha....small town that Australia is!
I have not heard of a Cortly Randy. Not too surprising considering the number of top quality copies out there.
My D28 is also a bit special. In 1978 or thereabouts the Martin factory in Nazareth got burnt to the ground, destroying all their 150 year old Russian spruce.
I bought my Martin the year before. Mine has no re-enforcement in the neck, and has broken a few times. The sound is better than the steel reinforced ones made later.
An interesting thing I have discovered is that the better the guitar, the less it is worth on the market in relation to the original price. I believe this is because more of them are in the hands of professional musicians who tend not to pay as much for their instruments as others do, or value them highly in monetary terms.
For example, although my D28 is highly regarded by professionals because of the neck not being reinforced, it is worth several thousand dollars less than it would be if it was the later model, due to those who buys them always being able to find a cheaper one amongst their peers.
The same thing happens with used bicycles. One can buy a top of the range racing bicycle very cheaply, as the seller usually has access to special deals within the racing community, and clubs.
I learned something new about you today, and often notice there is more to you than I noticed before.
That is a very interesting story about your guitar, Earnest. I was a professional musician for many years so I get greeted by name often from folks I have never met. But it doesn't happen too often because of my writing.
I actually learned how to play the 5 string banjo before the guitar. The fiddle is my next intended victim. Check out my "Rosin in the Blood" hub for the reason I wish to learn to play the fiddle. My cousin plays the fiddle my great grandfather carried through the Civil War.
Very interesting Randy! I did not know about your past life as a musician. Apart from the mouth organ, (which I started playing when I was about 5 years old) I also swapped my A model Ford for a Banjo when I was about 12. The A model was minus an engine, the Banjo minus strings and a bridge.
I can play a few instruments (most poorly)
I tried the violin, but lacked talent, ability and a decent instrument.
Thank you. I have enjoyed the fun with my friends here, it was a little thing in my mind, but I sure am enjoying the attention it gained. I have many nice friends here. Some of the comments have been hilarious!
that is sooooooo cool, and he would have been sure it was you, since you had the grandchildren with you....... shame you could not get to know each other better, if i ever bump into we can go for a meal eh?????
Earnest, just how far off the beaten track do you live? X Factor is pop idol type tv prog that Simon Cowell runs, your lovely Danni Minogue was a celebrity panel judge on there last year, Unfortunately Cowell has sacked for this years show. ( moron) Thought your new status might get you on the show!!
Yep, I could lose a show like that. My interests are elsewhere. I can't put a face to Hoskins at this time, but Google is my friend! Back in time for the edit. I would be flattered myself. A fine actor!
Thanks, I wrote a poem a few years ago, about a train accident and the carriages going backwards.
Cecil died in a train accident between oxford and aberdeen. He had been general manager of MG just before this and was actually sacked for signing to build airoplane engines for the war (1945.) He was apparently not too concerned, but only caught the train because he could not get fuel stamps.
He was head of British racing etc and I never understood my bizarre liking of cars. I do now and I also know that cecil helps me drive sometimes.
My brother is a surgeon and studied at Oxford and worked in Aberdeen we didnt know the connection at the time, yet photos of his travels show him always standing next to an mg.
There is also a photo of the Earl of March and the co driver, Christopher, with Cecil leaning into the car from the late 1920s or 1930s. My brothers name is Christopher and he was born in March.
Theres another relative connected to MG too, William, I havent researched him yet. Yet I do feel the family vibe whenever I see an MG, which is rather interesting.
And I always wondered why when I saw Ron Walker there seemed a bizarre link.
If you think I'm going to protect little old earnest from screaming teenage girls or middle aged women throwing their underwear on earnie's nicely cut lawn, you are damn right, it's the perfect job for me, when can I start.
Wow! I suddenly got inspired by this. I just joined HubPages and this experience of yours just inspired me more. Hope I'd have the same experience someday, but i know i still got a very long way. cheers.
Earnest this thread has been running for a couple of weeks so I think it's time you had a make-over. Maybe I could get Beth 100 and DIY to order you some custom made undies, no point in missing out on the "whats new down under" market.
Hey everyone, sorry I haven't been around much lately. I see a lot of changes here and I hope to get back in the swing of things soon. I just wanted to let some of you know that persistence pays off!!! ...