The 10%

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Bombadil
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4476 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:28 am

I bought my first 2 guitars when I was still asceered of cannabis.

I had the fever to learn, though I started off on an Aria 12 string (strung with 6) I bought for $50CAD from my brother. He expected me to give up and give him the guitar back. Pissed him off that I could outplay him within 4 years. :hihi: Really. I don't think he ever forgave me. :lol:
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vurt
addled muppet weed
54446 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The 10%

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:32 am

Forgotten wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:24 am
vurt wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:22 am
AnX wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:20 am
I can play guitar on my sinthesiser better than I can on my geetar
dont say things like that, donks will have a coronary :o
I didn’t think he would like Mexican beer... :shrug:
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Forgotten
KVRAF
5804 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: The 10%

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:36 pm

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vurt
addled muppet weed
54446 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The 10%

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:48 pm

:lol:

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
6307 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: The 10%

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:12 pm

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Not the 10% I was thinking of.

I had a can of this once. Only once.
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Forgotten
KVRAF
5804 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: The 10%

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:30 pm

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I think this is 10.5% or something like that.

I recall the start of a coach journey from Portsmouth to Oxford with 4 cans of this.

Not so clear about the end of that journey...nor the middle really...

rp314
KVRAF
2548 posts since 25 Mar, 2006 from The city by the bay

Re: The 10%

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:14 pm

farlukar wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:36 am
I've been a beginner for 30 years now.
And imagine how many of us have been at it even longer. :hihi:

But more than a few will still express regret at not sticking with it like some of us eternal amateurs. :wheee:

I can't go on, I must go on... :ud:

resynthesis
KVRist
432 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

Re: The 10%

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:37 pm

I think Gold Label is down to 7.5% these days.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
5804 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: The 10%

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:09 pm

resynthesis wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:37 pm
I think Gold Label is down to 7.5% these days.
I could be wrong then, but I really seem to recall that it was the only beer you could get in cans that had an alcohol content in double figures back then. Talking about 1985 I think.

...or maybe that stuff just rotted my brain cells...quite likely... :hihi:

resynthesis
KVRist
432 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

Re: The 10%

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:14 pm

Back then it was much higher I think. I had an uncle who drank it but he was a man of steel :)

tapper mike
KVRAF
5174 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: The 10%

Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:18 pm

Plenty of people gave up learning guitar in the 60's 70's and 80's as well.

As far as stimulants go... I never fared well with them. Getting high sucked. My fingers would go dumb paranoia would set in and all sorts of other things would crop up. Getting drunk didn't help either. I was prolly best on hallucinogenics or just imagined myself being so.

tapper mike
KVRAF
5174 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: The 10%

Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:31 pm

I've done over 1000 paying gigs and while I was doing them I felt very much that I was a professional.

These days all the 60~80's pop/rock stuff I did I can still do with ease and it bores the heck out of me. Meanwhile the fingerstyle jazz that I want to do frustrates the heck out of me. It's to the point I think I'll never be satisfied with my performances. I think it gets into performing live. If I'm motivated that I'll have to play it in front of someone then it comes together. But I don't see that happening.

anttimaatteri
KVRist
308 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: The 10%

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:12 pm

these stat is irrelevant in so far that these 90% would be unemployed musicians anyway. plus 9% from the rest 10% ;D

CapnLockheed
KVRAF
2275 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Re: The 10%

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 am

If I just had that new, (insert name of thingamabob here), I know I could play like Jimi.
Several thousand thingamabobs later.....I still play like me. Which aint sayin' much. :lol:
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KVRAF
1879 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: The 10%

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:51 pm

fese wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:42 am
vurt wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:07 am
doesnt mean the 10% are any better at playing than the 90 that give up. not if im counted in the 10 :lol:
Yeah, exactly. I’m in the 10% but I’m still shit... maybe I need to buy more gear?
Of course that is it! Buy, Buy, Buy!!!!!!!!!!!!! And tell yourself, you'll practice more when you get it. Because, that will work.

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