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phrantic09 01-07-22 03:01 PM

Iíve never really played piano other than a few lessons. I started playing guitar at 10 and played in punk and metal bands in my early twenties, was actually pretty decent. Later on I used to do the one man singing in a bar thing on acoustic thing. I havenít picked up a guitar in 12 years but I have played my daughterís viola a bit without butchering the music too poorly.

Velo Vol 01-07-22 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365381)
Instrument - percussion.

My aspiration was to play professionally in a symphony. But, then I found out that somebody had to practically die before those positions opened and the competition for them was fierce.

Knoxville Community Band is usually short percussionists. #FollowYourDream

Mojo31 01-07-22 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365405)
Knoxville Community Band is usually short percussionists. #FollowYourDream

I have not touched a percussion instrument since 1977. Other than air drums.

datlas 01-07-22 03:07 PM

We can put up any damn fence we want. Luckily we have very nice neighbors on both sides so no fence necessary.

#NOHOA

BillyD 01-07-22 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365161)

Wow, she's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . something.

BillyD 01-07-22 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22365246)
Seems you were replacing a fence just about the time I came onboard. Worn out already?

Pffftt that wasn't replacing, that was mending.

phrantic09 01-07-22 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22365410)
We can put up any damn fence we want. Luckily we have very nice neighbors on both sides so no fence necessary.

#NOHOA

We decided against the fence mostly because it wrecks the view of the woods behind the house and itís really not a pain to just go out with the dogs when they need to. Theyíre both old and itís not worth putting up a fence so they can run free for a year or two when they really only want to just sit on the deck with us anyway

Eric F 01-07-22 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365409)
I have not touched a percussion instrument since 1977. Other than air drums.

The steering wheel counts as a percussion instrument, right?

Mojo31 01-07-22 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22365410)
We can put up any damn fence we want. Luckily we have very nice neighbors on both sides so no fence necessary.

#NOHOA

Fence and aesthetic requirements in these parts are not typically determined by an HOA. They are usually in the form of deed restrictions put in place by the original develop to make sure the development is consistent from house to house to a degree. I don't mind the restrictions since everyone knows what they are before they buy, and you can always go elsewhere if you don't like them. The restrictions can be enforced by an HOA as well as any property owner in the development.

Mojo31 01-07-22 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22365425)
The steering wheel counts as a percussion instrument, right?

So does my wife's head.

Once on a road trip, she was driving and I was playing air drums in the passenger seat. Trying to simulate a cymbal crash, I wacked her in the head. It was harder than intended, and thumped her pretty hard. We both laugh about it, but she never lets me forget.

BillyD 01-07-22 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365217)
Raise your hands if you can play the piano.

Everybody here already knows I'm Hot on air guitar. HOT I tell you!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fec22b6db.jpeg

Here my handlers are trying to hold me back from doing one more encore as the crowd had grown unruly. Same problems the Stones have all the time.

Mojo31 01-07-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22365454)
Everybody here already knows I'm Hot on air guitar. HOT I tell you!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fec22b6db.jpeg

Here my handlers are trying to hold me back from doing one more encore as the crowd had grown unruly. Same problems the Stones have all the time.

I don't know, the guy in the back looks like he wants to smash that git to shut you down. ;)

BillyD 01-07-22 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22365424)
We decided against the fence mostly because it wrecks the view of the woods behind the house and itís really not a pain to just go out with the dogs when they need to. Theyíre both old and itís not worth putting up a fence so they can run free for a year or two when they really only want to just sit on the deck with us anyway

I have nice neighbors too, but I've really come to value the solitude and privacy I experience in my own little slice of nature, invisible to others behind my fence. BUT the sticker price.

We might be leaving here anyway.

datlas 01-07-22 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365446)
Fence and aesthetic requirements in these parts are not typically determined by an HOA. They are usually in the form of deed restrictions put in place by the original develop to make sure the development is consistent from house to house to a degree. I don't mind the restrictions since everyone knows what they are before they buy, and you can always go elsewhere if you don't like them. The restrictions can be enforced by an HOA as well as any property owner in the development.

Aha. I believe in my area you either have an HOA and have significant restrictions on what you can/can't do (example, neighbor behind us was commenting on our lovely apple and peach trees, and lamenting she can't have any in her yard because HOA)....or you can do anything you want on your property as long as it does not violate the township code.

BillyD 01-07-22 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365458)
I don't know, the guy in the back looks like he wants to smash that git to shut you down. ;)

Yeah, he's security, didn't want to face the mob again.

phrantic09 01-07-22 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22365467)
I have nice neighbors too, but I've really come to value the solitude and privacy I experience in my own little slice of nature, invisible to others behind my fence. BUT the sticker price.

We might be leaving here anyway.

In the summer, you canít see mine. We a 15 foot wide section of mature trees on one side that is common land and on the other side mature tall arbor vitae. Itís really private.

Mojo31 01-07-22 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22365471)
Yeah, he's security, didn't want to face the mob again.

Looks like he's mad that you're taking his womenz.

Mojo31 01-07-22 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22365468)
Aha. I believe in my area you either have an HOA and have significant restrictions on what you can/can't do (example, neighbor behind us was commenting on our lovely apple and peach trees, and lamenting she can't have any in her yard because HOA)....or you can do anything you want on your property as long as it does not violate the township code.

HOA's cannot tell you what you can or cannot do in Texas independent of the deed restrictions. They can only enforce the restrictions that are placed on the land in the development.

Eric F 01-07-22 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365450)
So does my wife's head.

Once on a road trip, she was driving and I was playing air drums in the passenger seat. Trying to simulate a cymbal crash, I wacked her in the head. It was harder than intended, and thumped her pretty hard. We both laugh about it, but she never lets me forget.

I suspect Mrs. F would have a very different reaction.

Speaking of unintentional assault...

I was doing a Zwift ride in the garage last night while my daughter was working on a project that was creating a lot of noise. My wife texted me from inside the house to ask the kid to chill on the noise. She was turned away from me, and was listening to music on headphones. My hollering and arm-waving did not get her attention, so I grabbed the only thing within reach to toss her way - a mostly-full water bottle. My intent was to land it near her, in her field of vision, so get her to look up. My awkward underhand left-hand toss was a bit harder that intended, and off target. The bottle hit her pretty solidly in the upper thigh. She was pretty pissed off at me, slammed her stuff down, and left the garage. It stopped the noise, however. In the distraction, I got spit out the back of the C-bot splinter group I was riding with, and had to put in a big effort to bridge back up.

indyfabz 01-07-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22365454)
Everybody here already knows I'm Hot on air guitar. HOT I tell you!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fec22b6db.jpeg

Same problems the Stones have all the time.

If I were their ages I would kill for that problem.

Mojo31 01-07-22 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22365487)
I suspect Mrs. F would have a very different reaction.

Speaking of unintentional assault...

I was doing a Zwift ride in the garage last night while my daughter was working on a project that was creating a lot of noise. My wife texted me from inside the house to ask the kid to chill on the noise. She was turned away from me, and was listening to music on headphones. My hollering and arm-waving did not get her attention, so I grabbed the only thing within reach to toss her way - a mostly-full water bottle. My intent was to land it near her, in her field of vision, so get her to look up. My awkward underhand left-hand toss was a bit harder that intended, and off target. The bottle hit her pretty solidly in the upper thigh. She was pretty pissed off at me, slammed her stuff down, and left the garage. It stopped the noise, however. In the distraction, I got spit out the back of the C-bot splinter group I was riding with, and had to put in a big effort to bridge back up.

That's going to read differently in court than you intended. 😅

Velo Vol 01-07-22 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365409)
I have not touched a percussion instrument since 1977. Other than air drums.

My sister never played percussion until a few months ago, and here she is in performance, doing whatever this is supposed to be.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d3f1bb7a50.png

Eric F 01-07-22 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365585)
That's going to read differently in court than you intended. 😅

Thankfully, she recovered quickly and allowed me to throw more stuff in her general direction later that night - about 50 front-toss pitches in our batting cage.

Eric F 01-07-22 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365592)
My sister never played percussion until a few months ago, and here she is in performance, doing whatever this is supposed to be.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d3f1bb7a50.png

I am today years old when I learned that you can bow a vibraphone.

bampilot06 01-07-22 05:40 PM

Just found out I got awarded Charlotte as my next crew base. Stoked, didnít think I would be able to hold that for atleast a year.


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