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by Kyle76
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Call me crazy, I bought a whole-house generator
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Call me crazy, I bought a whole-house generator

We had two major hurricanes this year, Florence and Michael. We lost power for 48 hours during Florence. We’ve had two 100-year floods in the last two years (thankfully, our house is not in a flood-prone area). I got to thinking about the rising temperature in the Atlantic and decided to pull the tr...
by Kyle76
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 16
Views: 218

Re: Titanic

Cool!
by Kyle76
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1141

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

I like Amos Lee’s “Windows Are Rolled Down.”
by Kyle76
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1141

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Get a capo, if you don’t already have one. If you’re going to sing, you’re going to want to change the key from time to time. I like Kaysers.
by Kyle76
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1141

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Sam, the pinkie is an unruly child and the most difficult digit to train. Repetition is key. I love Marty and have learned a lot from him. Justin Sandercoe at justinguitar.com also has some great lessons and has updated his website and many of his older, non-HD lessons. Regarding the office, I keep ...
by Kyle76
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1141

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Bass is not glamorous, but the bottom end is like the glue holding everything together. Having played drums for decades, I can say that a solid rhythm section (bass and drums) is essential to a tight band.
by Kyle76
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1141

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Your fingering will improve with practice. Soon you’ll do with ease things that now seem very difficult. Playing AND singing is like a whole ‘nother skill, but you’ll find your brain begins to associate lyrics and chord progressions so that singing can actually help you play better. The real fun com...
by Kyle76
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1141

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Good for you, Sam! I took up guitar six years ago at about the same age as you. I thought it would be easier than it is, but it’s a journey, not a destination. One thing to keep in mind: the learning process is not linear. You’ll reach many plateaus and seem stuck for awhile, then you’ll break throu...
by Kyle76
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

No reason at all to believe in the concept of a 'gateway' drug. That's just silly. As for any medical claim for any constituent of marijuana, just ask for the same level of evidence that is required for any drug that comes to market (and good luck finding it!) Sans evidence, don't claim you have it...
by Kyle76
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Praying for boys stranded in Thai cave. Rescue under way.
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Praying for boys stranded in Thai cave. Rescue under way.

Godspeed to the boys and their rescuers.
by Kyle76
Wed May 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Cutting boards

I really like the bamboo cutting boards. Knife friendly and durable, they don’t seem to require as much upkeep as regular wood. Also good are Epicurean brand boards, made of natural wood fibers and dishwasher safe.
by Kyle76
Sun May 20, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

Dateline NBC tonight is about CBD and how it has been shown to help epilepsy and chronic pain patients, among others.
by Kyle76
Thu May 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Journals by Arthur Scheslinger Jr.
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Journals by Arthur Scheslinger Jr.

I’ll have to check it out. I love good biographies, and I was a boy during the Kennedy administration. I remember well coming back to my class in third grade from a bathroom break, and my teacher had taken the transister radio that I had brought to school that day and put it on her desk so the class...
by Kyle76
Thu May 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

I’m just not sure I buy the “gateway drug” argument. If anything, marijuana is more an entry-level drug; i.e. the first thing you try that is different from alcohol. Does marijuana “lead to” heavier drugs? Not really, in my experience. Nearly everyone I knew growing up in the ‘70s smoked marijuana t...
by Kyle76
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 33
Views: 4639

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

I caught the end of the movie “Inherent Vice” last night, and this gem from the ‘60s rolled on the closing credits. What a commanding performance!

https://youtu.be/v2n4N2ySoYs
by Kyle76
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Help finding a replacement cooking grill
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: Help finding a replacement cooking grill

All’s well that ends well.
by Kyle76
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Boots for heavy rain
Replies: 20
Views: 2114

Re: Boots for heavy rain

Good luck, Sam. I wore my 6-inch Beans quail hunting yesterday and took advantage of the 25% coupon to order a new upland hunting vest last night.
by Kyle76
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Boots for heavy rain
Replies: 20
Views: 2114

Re: Boots for heavy rain

Sam, I guess you’ve considered that a deep puddle could reach the elastic side panel of a Chelsea boot. Personally, I’d go with Bean boots, which offer much greater protection. You can choose the height of the upper that suits you best.
by Kyle76
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 65
Views: 8012

Re: Kitchen knives

Murray, I’m talking about the grinder of my Chef’s Choice sharpening station. I don’t know if has anything to do with Trizor. I don’t recall that term. It’s probably 5-7 years old. The grinder sets the bevel and should not be needed, or rarely so, after that initial grind. Then, only the shapening s...
by Kyle76
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 65
Views: 8012

Re: Kitchen knives

Murray, I honed my knives on both sides until I got close to the edge I wanted, then I used the hone one one side until a hook began to form on the edge. That was my sign that it was time to hone the opposite edge and remove the hook, resulting in a proper edge that only needs touching up with the s...