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Old 25th Mar 2005, 14:11
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Banjos ...why?

Who invented this noxious instrument? and why?

are they a weapon of war like the bagpipe, or a step along the evolutionary path to something worthwhile like the guitar?

What's the plural? Banjos or Banjoes?


How can we get rid of them?
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 14:16
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Right.....

It can be banjOS or banjOES,

Either is correct according to the dictonary

Soo use whichever you please!



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Old 25th Mar 2005, 14:19
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Can I use neither?
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 14:19
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All together now:

I'm a-leaning on a lamppost on the corner of the street . . .
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 14:24
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...waiting for a certain little lady to pass by...
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 14:35
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....wasn't that a ukulele?
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 14:39
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...oh me, oh my...






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Old 25th Mar 2005, 14:42
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Q. How can you tell if there's a banjo player at your door?

A. They can't find the key, the knocking speeds up, and they don't know when to come in.




Q. What's the best way to tune a banjo?

A. With wirecutters




Q. What is the difference between a terrorist and a banjo player?

A. Terrorists have sympathisers

Edited to say, "I'll get my coat"

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Old 25th Mar 2005, 15:25
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Cause the freak show kid in "Deliverance" wouldn't have been as freaky if he was playing the saxophone.
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 15:27
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But how would we know the nature of the countryside without that one scene in "Deliverance"?
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 15:30
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I think banjo is actually short for banjolele. Not that this adds anything to the sum of human happiness.
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 15:35
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But how would we know the nature of the countryside without that one scene in "Deliverance"?
You ever been to Manitoba?????
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 15:46
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One begs to differ, one finds a well played banjo quite pleasing on the ear,and it requires skill ,unlike those feckin I pod thingies that most of you lot prolly play.
Now had you said trombone one would have agreed.
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 15:50
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More banjo jokes

Taken from that great Instrument Jokes page (including the most famous viola joke repository)

Q : How can you tell when a violist is playing out of tune?
A : The bow is moving.

Edited to add one for just for Drapes :

Q : What does it mean when a guitar player is drooling out both sides of his mouth?
A : The stage is level.

And that classical one about the blues :

Q : What happens if you play blues music backwards?
A : Your wife returns to you, your dog comes back to life, and you get out of prison.
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 16:03
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Banjos...why?

What else would you use to hit a cow's arse with?
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 16:21
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Devil

I hope that little lady comes by!!
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 16:37
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So you can hit her on the ass with a banjo as well?
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 18:28
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Got to agree with the admiral on this one. Played by a master, the banjo is a pretty versatile instrument. Appalachian flat picking is a style one particularly enjoys. Get that together with someone like David Grisman on the mandolin and you've got some real adrenalin pumping music.

The banjolele is a [email protected] version of a banjo. Basically a ukelele with a vellum.

Just off to find a cow.....
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 19:19
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Right. You lot. Outside now. I'll take on the lot a yer. With both me banjos.

Except Mr. Draper - a man of discerning taste.

Go away for for a few hours and look what happens.

1. The banjolele is a cross between a banjo and a ukelele. i.e. four strings tuned the same as the uke typically G C E A and having a skin sound board.

2. The four string banjo (my main banjo) is tuned the same as a violin and called the Irish Tenor banjo. Used for traditional Irish music etc. Or to really wind up the English trads - English traditional music!! It is played with a plectrum and tuned G D A E

3. The 5-string banjo (i.e. used in Deliverance) is a strange beast. Have one and find it very difficult to play well but very easy to play badly. When it is tuned, it is usually tuned G D G D G with the bottom string being the highest pitch (which makes it very different from any other stringed instrument I can think of).

4. George Formby played the ukelele. Grainger - you should know better.

So Onan - I have gone off you. But Mr. Draper is my friend.

Cheers

Whirlygig

PS - edited to say that Solid Rust Twotter is also my friend and to add even more toe-curlingly dull facts.
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 19:22
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