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Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]

Zen 12 Oct 08 - 06:00 AM
GUEST,BanjoRay 12 Oct 08 - 06:36 AM
Will Fly 12 Oct 08 - 07:42 AM
Leadfingers 12 Oct 08 - 08:18 AM
Irene M 12 Oct 08 - 02:28 PM
Amos 12 Oct 08 - 02:34 PM
john f weldon 12 Oct 08 - 03:45 PM
John MacKenzie 12 Oct 08 - 04:16 PM
Art Thieme 12 Oct 08 - 06:53 PM
pavane 13 Oct 08 - 02:09 AM
Roger the Skiffler 13 Oct 08 - 06:18 AM
Ernest 13 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM
john f weldon 13 Oct 08 - 07:05 AM
John MacKenzie 13 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM
SINSULL 13 Oct 08 - 08:26 AM
Zen 13 Oct 08 - 09:43 AM
Bill D 13 Oct 08 - 12:06 PM
GUEST,leeneia 13 Oct 08 - 12:41 PM
Mrrzy 31 Oct 08 - 10:53 AM
Charley Noble 31 Oct 08 - 09:40 PM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Nov 08 - 02:56 AM
Will Fly 18 Nov 08 - 03:26 AM
open mike 15 Feb 11 - 11:52 AM
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Subject: Banjo playing not good enough yet?
From: Zen
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 06:00 AM

Seen today on BBC News.

Posted without comment!

Zen (I do play the banjo!)


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet?
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 06:36 AM

Where do I sign up?
Ray


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet?
From: Will Fly
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 07:42 AM

This is how I normally play it - in a small theatre.


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 08:18 AM

I hope he negotiated good repeat fees for the video !


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Subject: Playing The Banjo During A Brain Op
From: Irene M
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 02:28 PM

Just found this on the BBC news site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7665747.stm


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Subject: RE: Playing The Banjo During A Brain Op
From: Amos
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 02:34 PM

Excerpt: musician who underwent brain surgery to treat a hand tremor played his banjo throughout to test the success of the procedure.
Eddie Adcock is one of the pillars of Bluegrass Music and realised his tremor could threaten his ability to perform professionally.
Surgeons placed electrodes in Mr Adcock's brain and fitted a pace maker in his chest which delivers a small current which shuts down the region of his brain causing the tremors.

Story and video here.

A


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Subject: Eddie Adcock, banjo & brain surgery!!!!
From: john f weldon
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 03:45 PM

Funny, I was just listening to this guy on a really old vinyl lp when this strange thing popped up...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7665747.stm

Good luck, Eddie, always one of my favourites!


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 04:16 PM

What a plucky man.

JM


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 06:53 PM

All the best to Eddie. Maybe it'd work on my MS too.

Art


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Subject: Man plays banjo during brain op
From: pavane
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 02:09 AM

I am sure this one is of interest:

BBC news


A musician who underwent brain surgery to treat a hand tremor played his banjo throughout to test the success of the procedure.

Eddie Adcock is one of the pillars of Bluegrass Music and realised his tremor could threaten his ability to perform professionally.

Surgeons placed electrodes in Mr Adcock's brain and fitted a pace maker in his chest which delivers a small current which shuts down the region of his brain causing the tremors.


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 06:18 AM

....I'm sure someone will point out you need a brain removal to play a banjo...
(Not me tho': can't play but enjoy hearing it.)

RtS


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: Ernest
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM

As long as there is no headline "Banjoplayer found to have brain"...

;0)
Ernest
(attempting to play banjo too)


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surg
From: john f weldon
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 07:05 AM

Some skills use the right half of the brain, some the left half, and some the other half.


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM

90% of the people like banjo, and the other 90% loathe it john.

JM ¦¬]


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Subject: Tech: Unbelievable Banjo Player
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 08:26 AM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7665747.stm


There is a song in this.


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: Zen
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 09:43 AM

99% of banjo players give all the others a bad name...

Zen (banjo player)


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:06 PM

so...next Mandolin players will be asking for surgery to INCREASE tremors in the right hand? It's only fair.


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:41 PM

I suspect the phrase 'Surgeons placed electrodes in Mr Adcock's brain' is misleading. The atmosphere seems much too casual for an operating room where the living brain is exposed.

It would be interesting to know more about the procedure they are using.

(Good one, BillD.)


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Subject: Dain Bramage: Bluegrass and Strokes
From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 10:53 AM

From News Of The Weird:

Legendary banjo player Eddie Adcock, age 70 and suffering hand tremors that failed to respond to medication, volunteered for a revolutionary neurosurgery in August in which he finger-picked tunes while his brain was exposed, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons tried to locate the defective area. In "deep brain stimulation," doctors find a poorly responding site and use electrodes to arouse it properly. As Adcock, conscious but pain-free, picked out melodies, doctors probed until suddenly Adcock's playing became disjointed, and electrodes were assigned to that spot. By October, according to an ABC News report, Adcock, with a button-activated chest pacemaker wired to his head, was back on stage, as quick-fingered as ever. [ABC News, 10-3-08; The Bluegrass Blog, 9-9-08]

Pretty cool, eh?


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surg
From: Charley Noble
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 09:40 PM

Pretty cool, indeed!

But I do wonder if "brain surgery on a banjo player" is an oxymoron?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surg
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 02:56 AM

But.... is a brain really necessary?


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surg
From: Will Fly
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 03:26 AM

There's this medieval lute joke (he says, diverting the talk away from banjos):

"If a man hath a lute for 60 years, he shall spend 40 of them tuning it and 20 playing it out of tune."

This actually IS a medieval joke.

Skeleton goes into a bar and says, "Pint of beer and a mop please".

There was this Englishman, this Irishman and a banjo player...


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Subject: RE: Banjo playing not good enough yet? [brain surgery]
From: open mike
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 11:52 AM

there was a thread today about a surgeon who is a banjo player and it reminded me of the story about Eddie Adcock:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/AheadoftheCurve/story?id=5941480&page=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqWBDHRvHrQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjX6ErmKY14


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