Forum Activity for @robin-thompson

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/16/21 11:51:26AM
1,163 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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@lisavb Yay!  Our side effects were minimal after our first Moderna; after the second inoculation we felt badly, beginning about 12 hours after getting the shot.  The effects lingered for 24-36 hours or so.  We are so glad to be fully vaccinated for now!  And plan to continue to exercise caution.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/15/21 04:25:51PM
1,163 posts

An Interesting News Story from West Virginia


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I enjoyed the piece, Ken-- thank you!  The cardboard mountain dulcimers I've heard sound just fine for music-making.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/13/21 07:24:30PM
1,163 posts

The Positive Thread...


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I hope you have luck finding some, @leo-kretzner.  Even just a few morels cut and sautéed in butter then eaten with whatever pasta you like is such a treat! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/13/21 01:32:08PM
1,163 posts

The Positive Thread...


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We found a few morels today.  So, we'll sauté them and have them over pasta for lunch.  :)

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/09/21 08:06:44AM
1,163 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Cases numbers here in OHio are heading in the wrong direction. shakeNo   It is heartbreaking and disheartening.   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/08/21 09:46:54AM
1,163 posts

For sale: Prichard copy made by Kevin Messenger


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I love the looks of this instrument-- love the upside down hearts-- and can imagine it sounds great!  Whoever gets this will get a little gem, methinks.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/07/21 06:13:40PM
1,163 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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@venni I hope you can get help with your worsening covid symptoms!  Take care.

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/07/21 04:29:50PM
1,163 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Yay, @lisavb!  

My first Moderna shot was a piece of cake.  About 12 hours after my second shot, my immune system kicked in hard.  It's good to know my immune system is working well.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/02/21 12:47:19PM
1,163 posts

Lego Microtonal Guitar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I learned of this several months ago and thought it was pretty cool, Dusty.  Thanks for the post!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/31/21 08:11:17AM
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The Positive Thread...


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It is chilly & wet here in my little corner of SE Ohio US this morning.  The guitar player in the house and I get our second vaccines on Saturday-- yay!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/30/21 02:07:02PM
1,163 posts

The Positive Thread...


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It's a beautiful day here in SE Ohio US.  I've spent a little time outdoors working a bit.  So good to be out and feel the sunshine and hear the birds!  

Sending all good wishes to y'all!


updated by @robin-thompson: 03/30/21 02:22:17PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/29/21 03:46:33PM
1,163 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


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I'm glad Elvis had good final months, @mary-z-cox !  Enjoy Charley!  Pets are family.  <3

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/27/21 08:50:00AM
1,163 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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@james-phillips Like you, I'm no fan of injections either yet barely felt mine-- yay!  Other than tending to a medical emergency in a relative's apartment nearly a year ago, I have been in no one else's home in over a year.  Even after my second injection has kicked-in (a couple weeks after the injection itself), I will still take appropriate precautions.  So glad you got through the brick walls and got your first vaccine!    

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/26/21 06:18:33PM
1,163 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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@ken-longfield I hope you are doing well after your second vaccine and side effects are minimal for you!   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/26/21 10:32:46AM
1,163 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Ken, be safe on your drive!  Hope all goes well with your vaccine! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/26/21 08:06:58AM
1,163 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Venni, truly, I hope you recover and feel better soon!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/25/21 09:49:17PM
1,163 posts

McSpadden v. Folkcraft?


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

@lisavb There's always the bathroom as a practice room.  Or, maybe not-- the acoustics are really good in lots of bathrooms. dulcimer1  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/24/21 07:08:07PM
1,163 posts

McSpadden v. Folkcraft?


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Oh, @lisavb, she needs you just a few minutes before bedtime, at least.  :)

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/23/21 10:37:39AM
1,163 posts

Show us your sound holes!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Wow, @rojo!  That back is stunningly beautiful!  So cool.

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/23/21 10:32:34AM
1,163 posts

McSpadden v. Folkcraft?


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

@lisavB Yay!  I am happy you love your McSpadden and understand having a mountain dulcimer which you feel is just the right fit in every way.  Enjoy!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/20/21 10:08:25AM
1,163 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I can't help with song lyrics about bees & blues yet do know I love honey. sun

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/16/21 03:13:33PM
1,163 posts

FOTMD needs your support


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Yup, I'm in! 

Thanks for all you do, Strumelia!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/14/21 01:43:46PM
1,163 posts

Here's my problem...


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Your instrument is gorgeous and there is nothing wrong with it-- the fretting pattern is a pure diatonic pattern.  Tune the dulcimer this way:  the string farthest away from you (on the bass side) to D and the middle string and melody strings to the A above the bass string.  Then, begin playing the major scale at fret 3 on the melody string.   


updated by @robin-thompson: 03/14/21 01:44:37PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/14/21 01:21:10PM
1,163 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@derik-palmer Welcome to FOTMD!  Many of us here well past sell-by date and more than a few have experience with other instruments.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/13/21 10:38:35AM
1,163 posts

Newspaper Article


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

What a great project!  Thanks for the posting, Ken-- so good to see!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/10/21 04:31:09PM
1,163 posts

This Tennessee Music Box is headed for Colorado


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Doggone cool, John!  The new owner is in for lots of fun playing this beauty!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/10/21 09:02:08AM
1,163 posts

The Positive Thread...


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I wish you safe travels, @venni!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/03/21 05:46:45PM
1,163 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Ken, I am happy to see your good news! 

If PA is anything like OH, the thing which makes a person eligible for helping someone move is owning a pickup truck.  It must be different where Dusty lives (than where I live).  :)

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/24/21 08:38:38PM
1,163 posts

Where do I start?


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Vinni, you can join the group for beginners-- there is a lot of information there.  Here is a link: 

https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group/1/beginner-players

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/24/21 04:37:40PM
1,163 posts

John Frazier dulcimer


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Kevin, I am not familiar with the maker.  Perhaps, over time, you will be able to learn more about Mr. Frazier and his instruments.

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/23/21 11:02:24AM
1,163 posts

basic music advice from Chick Corea


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


I think the basics of what Chick Corea had to say about music applies to porch players, too, in many ways.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/23/21 08:35:28AM
1,163 posts

The Positive Thread...


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@venni Please post a photo of your mountain dulcimer!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/22/21 07:56:18AM
1,163 posts

What's fer dinner?


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We didn't have nearly as many Butternut Squash from our garden to carry us through Autumn and into Winter.  This year, I hope we'll have more.  It is such a versatile vegetable!   

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