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Old 03-30-2012, 02:50 PM
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Yeah, I'm all talk when I'm not going...
If I were there, I'm guessing I'd chicken out. I don't even know where I'd begin. I doubt I could play Brown Eyed Girl in front of him.
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...my brain hurts now...

You should be used to it by now.
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You should be used to it by now.
Sometimes, Ray manages to surprise me...
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:58 PM
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...my brain hurts now...

I expect a similar response from Mr. Haslip.



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Old 03-30-2012, 03:03 PM
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I expect a similar response from Mr. Haslip.



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Dang, you may just break him Ray. Roscoe inc. will have to have a specialist prepared to protect him.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:28 PM
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Dang, you may just break him Ray. Roscoe inc. will have to have a specialist prepared to protect him.
I'd expect the whole bunch of folks there, will be applying for group rates after I visit.



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Old 03-30-2012, 04:41 PM
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I did a one-off with Anthony Wellington when he was in town to do a clinic at our store. It was pretty great. Anthony's really big on fundamentals. Do you know all the notes on the fretboard? How well do you know the major scale and all the modes? And gawd help you if you say you know some of that stuff... because he will very quickly expose the fact that you don't. So we spent our hour with him showing me the many ways that I DO NOT in fact know the major scale as well as I could.

I wouldn't expect any particular aspect of your playing to immediately skyrocket as a result of a session like this. But if you pay attention to the questions they ask and their approach to learning something specific (take something simple, but really think about all the different ways you can work on that one simple thing), it can literally change the way you look at the instrument and your approach to learning it better. Add in the sheer inspiration you'll get from them, and that brief amount of time will pay dividends going forward for a loooong time.
Do I know where all the notes are?... No!
Do I know any modes?... No!
Am I lazy?... Most likely!
If I book a lesson with Mr. Haslip will he go, "Dude ***?!"... Most likely!

I have been playing for almost 20 years all together and I don't know schnitzel. What I lack in theory, I make up with creativity and good ears. It's all I know.
Will Mr. Haslip accept this as an excuse?... Doubtful!
Should I book a lesson?... Most likely!

Seriously thinking about this...
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Do it, Damon!

And I should add this tidbit for all you guys coming into G'boro from out of town... Blacksburg is only a 2 hour drive from Greensboro. Ya'll are more than welcome to head to our place to meet & catch the goings on here on Friday, too. If one clinic is good, two's better... right?

I haven't decided yet if there will be a charge to get into our clinic, but even if there is I won't be charging anyone who jumped on a plane or drove 6+ hours to get here...
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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Working on flights, hotel, and stuff now. Having never flown in my life, this could be interesting.

Any advice on what the best route to take for booking flights and stuff is? Expedia?
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I prefer...and will likely use...Expedia, but visit 'em all to see what works for you. I'm not a frequent traveler by any means, but I have found that booking everything through one of these vendors makes for quite a bit of savings. Last year in Jor-Juh, for example, I ended up getting a rental car for $16/day, and roughly 20% off the hotel rate, once I'd already committed to the airfare.

Also worth considering....there are at least three airports 'close enough' to Roscoe HQ...especially for a road warrior like you, Ryan. My totally uneducated guess at this point is that Charlotte may well be cheapest. However...if you're flexible, willing to spend an extra day roaming that part of the country, I'd also consider Baltimore, Reagan in DC, and many of the Virginia airports as well as Raleigh, G'boro, etc.
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I'm messing with Expedia right now, so I'm kinda starting to figure out how all this works.

I think we wanna fly out early Thursday morning, and then head back home on Sunday or Monday. That gives us a bit of time to see the area a little bit, too.

Thanks for the info, Jerry. I will check into some of the other options as well.

You are planning on attending, I take it (and am hoping)?

Between your "sailor mouth" (as I believe your wife called it?) and my "trucker mouth", we could probably teach them all a few new words.....

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:25 PM
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Between your "sailor mouth" (as I believe your wife called it?) and my "trucker mouth", we could probably teach them all a few new words.....

Once we add 24 years of military profanity, our powers combine should invent several new words!
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I think we wanna fly out early Thursday morning, and then head back home on Sunday or Monday. That gives us a bit of time to see the area a little bit, too.
That's what's I would have done had I been able to go.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:05 PM
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That's what's I would have done had I been able to go.
This will be the first time the wife and I have actually travelled somewhere like this without being in my truck (we've been all over in it, but that sucks, because it's work), so I'm thinking that having a few days to hang out would be kinda nice.

Plus, it gives me that much more time to bother the living hell out of Gard.........
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:12 PM
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Ryan, as a guy who does a lot of traveling, Jerry is right on the Expedia thingy. They will save you a good deal of $$ and don't forget your AAA discounts if you are a member. Travel agents are mostly a thing of the past so Expedia is filling that niche.

For those of you who want to stay in Greensboro- the Marriott is awesome. My family and I stayed there in Feb 2011 and the service was great, beds were comfy and Roscoe Guitars is 1 minute away. Couldn't be happier with a chain hotel experience. Plus they have a good sized parking garage which is secure.

Greensboro, as a city, is small and easy to navigate (see Jerry in SF, Todd in LA, me in Boston, etc.., it is fairly easy to find your way around), plus Gard lives close by and he can assist y'all in the logistics I'm sure.

I am sad that I will not be able to make this GTG ; two separate trips to California this year will cost me a pretty penny. That and a certain custom SKB have eaten up my budget for 2012.

I will be there in spirit and expect to see / hear much low-end lovin' going on.

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:34 PM
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I have one commitment on that day I would need to pass off, and I would need to get to Frankfurt on Sunday rather than flying home... I'm still telling myself it's possible. I'd really like to hang with everyone.
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I'm @ 99% right now. Just waiting on the final details for something I can hopefully brag about during this shindig. The dates are *that* close, so I'm still afraid to start booking. However, there are a helluva lot of hugs I want to dole out (sorry, boys, I've been Californized, and we hug it out with people important to us), and I just can't imagine missing this opportunity.

If things work as hoped, I'd really like to add a day or two, either on the front or back end. So much great history and beautiful landscapes in that neck of the woods. Plus - back to youse people - there is some serious hanging out to accomplish, accompanied by too much food and drink.

Pete, is there anything I can do to sway you?
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FYI for all you fliers - Charlotte is the big hub, G'boro is a bit more of a regional airport (sort of, it is actually international). What I mean is if you want to fly into G'boro, more often than not you end up with a stop in Charlotte. Charlotte is roughly a 1-2 hour drive from G'boro, so I usually fly in/out of Charlotte if I want a non-stop flight. Depending on the situation, that may or may not save you money. A lot of times, the airlines seem to encourage people away from starting/ending trips at the main hubs. Me? I hate connections, I greatly prefer non-stops.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:19 PM
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Yep, I've been checking out pricing deals on Expedia and Travelocity, and it looks like the trip for two, including car rental and hotel, will fall right into the budget I was hoping to keep it under (actually, well below what I had estimated)

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:29 AM
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Minor updates/comments:

I will be speaking with the folks at both the Marriott Downtown (the one Pete mentioned) as well as the Marriott Airport (further out, but not THAT far, and much closer to the GTG location - if it is my house) to arrange possible group discount rates for attendees. I will keep posting updates on this - but I do ask for input on this: would the collective prefer closer access to the shop/downtown, or closer to the airport/hangout spot?

On airport choices:

Charlotte is a PITA to travel thorough, but at least the ride is all interstate. IF you choose Charlotte, DO NOT arrive or leave during traffic times, or you WILL BE SORRY. Traffic in Charlotte is among the STOOPIDEST I've ever experienced - and I've spent significant time driving in Orlando, New Orleans, Atlanta, Paris, London, etc. I AVOID Charlotte at all costs, personally, YMMV. It is about a 90 minute drive (under best possible circumstances - a RARE occurrence, IME), and it is a US Air hub, for those considering that carrier.

Raleigh/Durham is easy in and out, the traffic can be bad at high-volume periods, but the airport itself is outside the city areas, and to the west of them, which means you don't have to go THROUGH the built-up areas going to Greensboro (unlike Charlotte, the airport there is on the south side of town, and you have to go right through the middle of the city heading north to Greensboro). It's about an hour drive, under most circumstances, and is a Southwest and American Airlines hub for those that are considering those carriers.

Greensboro will be the easiest, and sadly most expensive option. The airport is small-ish, but located really well for this trip - it's 10 minutes from the shop & downtown GSO (as well as the Marriott Downtown), and not even 5 minutes from my front door (for the GTG...airplane freaks, we can sit on our back porch and plane watch! Here's an interesting example). Access to and from is the easiest I've EVER experienced, period (short term parking is literally at the door to the concourse!). There is a Marriott on the airport proper, so it could be a good choice for those trying to avoid driving as much as possible. Traffic is never an issue here, so to and from for anyone traveling through GSO/PTI for this will be a cinch. Unfortunately, there is no major hub here at all, which will put a bit of a premium on flights into this choice, and will force at least one plane change for almost anyone coming in via air.

Short version: If "money don't matter", choose GSO; if you don't mind an hour's drive and want to avoid stress, go RDU; (IMO) if you want to torture yourself, Charlotte. (...is my distaste for the city of Charlotte evident? Hey, the Pampers play there, what did you expect?! )
 


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