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Folklore: God's Melodeon

Les in Chorlton 23 Nov 11 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 02:25 PM

So, who is or was God's Melodeon? Was it Ian Paisley - no not nearly enough fun. Suggestions please

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: terrier
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 02:36 PM

..and was it made in Italy or Germany, 1 row or 2?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 02:47 PM

Sorry, I don't believe melodeons exist.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 05:16 PM

If God plays a B/C melodeon with C#/B and E/A basses, that would explain a great deal.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Acorn4
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 06:42 PM

The devil only seems interested in fiddlers, so I suppose it's the only market.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 08:14 PM

Not sure about God's melodeon, but if you look at this page, scroll down to the second picture, Jesus is pictured clearly clutching his box and about to play.
http://orthodoxhistory.org/author/webmaster/page/2/


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: banjoman
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 06:52 AM

Why would an Omnipotent being ever chose to play a melodeon. This instrument is the last resort of the musically incompetent (with one or two noteable exceptions) I doubt wether a banjo would suffice as I was told that the banjo is the instrument of the devil. I would suggest a more suitable instrument for God would be the Concert Harp


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 07:19 AM

Ok banjoman,

don't mess with The True Belivers of the Free Reed. The One God of The Holly Bellows is a vengefull and unforgiving diety who speaks to her followers endlessly through the Blessed Buttons.

As a 'banjoman' you might be eligible for a roll as 'Hanger-on in Waiting' to the Priests of the One True Faith. Down The Beech every Wednesday - heads up/heads down and mine's a pint. But no more knocking the nature of our sacred diety and her music else someone may come a-knocking with ill intent

Yours in Peace, maybe

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 07:51 AM

Fot Gawd's sake, Les, don't let Alan Day read this - he's bad enough already.

Blessed Buttons be buggered.

Let me see now... Wheatstone... 1839... guitars... at least 400 years old... free reed incomers... grump, grump...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: GUEST,Working Radish
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 09:10 AM

The relative historical novelty of the concertina, compared with its unimpeachable folk credibility, is only superficially surprising. The (revealed) truth is that the concertina always was the ideal folk instrument, even when it was still waiting to be invented. Until the coming of the blessed Charles, the world was in need of a concertina* - it just didn't know it yet.

*English, of course.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 09:34 AM

Heresy, Working Radish - 'tis the steak stake for you!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 10:34 AM

Banjoman, hate to correct you, but the banjo is in fact St Peter's instrument, as evidenced by the little tale below:

This chap dies, gets to the pearly gates, and is greeted by St Peter, who says 'before I can let you in, I have to ask your IQ' 'I've got an IQ of 320, the chap proudly answers' 'Excellent' says St Peter, 'In you go, make yourself at home, I'll come and find you in a little while, I've been waiting for someone who I discuss the theory of relativity with'

Next one comes along, and St Peter asks the same question, 'I've got an IQ of 255' he says, 'Terrific, say St Peter, 'In you go, make yourself at home, I'll come and find you in a little while, I've been waiting for someone who I discuss the complete works of Shakespeare with'

Next bloke comes along, and again, the same question, 'I've got an IQ of 35' he says, 'Brilliant' says St Peter, 'In you go, make yourself at home, I'll come and find you in a little while, I've been waiting for someone who I can play dueling banjo's with'

John (Closet banjo player!)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Marilyn
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 11:53 AM

Working Radish said "The (revealed) truth is that the concertina always was the ideal folk instrument, even when it was still waiting to be invented"

Just love that - love it!

p.s. I'm a melodeon player who is learning (painfully) to play English Concertina and enjoying every frustrating minute of it.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Marilyn
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 11:55 AM

Bounty Hound - love that joke but you're naughty - very naughty!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 01:33 PM

Thanks Marilyn, not the first time I've been told that. I have to make jokes about banjo players 'cause they (the rest of the Bounty Hounds) won't let me play the banjo with the band :(

John


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Tootler
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 04:08 PM

Wash your mouth out Radish! The only true concertina is the one that makes different tones on the push and the pull.

And that's eclipsed by the one free reed instrument that does not need bellows, buttons or keys. You just blow into it (and suck as well).


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 05:47 AM

To The True Belivers of the Free Reed the banjo is the hand maiden of The One God of The Holly Bellows.

Wrath may yet Be vented on those who mock hand-maidens, so to speak

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Will Fly
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 05:58 AM

All my guitars are hand-maid, so they obviously count.

What are "holly" bellows, by the way - bellows made from holly? I know Christmas is imminent, but this is getting silly.

(Gets coat, and guitar case...)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Will Fly
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 06:02 AM

All of which reminds me of an evening many months ago, when our ceilidh band was playing at a village hall in deepest Sussex. The dance had been organised by the local vicar, a most humourless man.

About halfway through the evening he came up to the stage, looked directly at our mandolin player and said, "Could you turn your banjo down?"

Ever since then, our band has deemed the mandolin to be "God's Banjo".


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 07:30 AM

Hi Will,

"this is getting silly." not silly enough for me, but not bad.

Mandolin as God's Banjo - xlnt

Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: banjoman
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 12:57 PM

Les - all in good fun really and I wish I was close enough to come along and enjoy. I knew Roger Watson fairly well and always enjoy John K.s work (to name a few) I have to confess that I once swapped a melodeon (which I could play a bit) for a Windsor Patent Banjo which I still have.
Keep worshiping and if you ever get as far as Hants let me know


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: terrier
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 01:12 PM

Les 'The One God of The Holly Bellows is a vengefull and unforgiving diety who speaks to HER followers'..

Is this a case of 'when God made, she was only joking, or 'when God made melodeons...'


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Subject: RE: Folklore: God's Melodeon
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 25 Nov 11 - 02:25 PM

This thread has two origins: Our melodeon player is Ged. Who lent a melodeon to Phil. Another Phil miss-read a post and thought we were discussing God's melodeon. I was so sick of the nonsense being cast about in relation to the BBC Awards I grasped the opportunity to start this deep and filasoficl discussion.

Banjoman I am but a hand-maiden in the banjo section. Nice one Tom Terrier but I remember you putting decibells about with an a accordian and your better half too!

L in C#


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