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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by KurtTrampler, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. KurtTrampler

    KurtTrampler Blues Newbie

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    New to BGU. I've been dinking with first couple of lessons, some turnarounds, and currently doing the BB King solo.

    Is this a family friendly page?

    In the meantime ... holy cow! I am blown away by just how much there is to explore. It is kinda unnerving.

    And so, I will ease on in.

    I am very curious about this forum and the best way for me to use it. I'll poke around and see what I can learn.

    I'm 61. I am a process control engineer in a paper mill in NE Florida, married, 2 young'ns, my Mom, and Rosie (woof woof).

    I've been playing at the guitar since I was a teen. I don't like to say I play guitar, because I know people who do ... and I'm not in that club! No, I play at the guitar.

    Like many, there have been periods when I haven't played very much, but these are long ago and I can't imagine a repeat. I played a bunch in the early 80s, then not so much. Picked it up again mid-90s, but moved and started a new job and it tailed off, again. I've been rock solid now since 2012.

    And can't imagine not playing.

    I do many things well, but there are lots of important things I don't know. I am somewhat aware of my limits.

    I only play blues, and I am starting to sing. Gotta sing if ya wanna front the band ... open mics and jams are much better, too ...

    We're getting ready to hit the road to visit our son, so I'll check back later.

    Cheers
     
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  2. steve o

    steve o Blues Junior

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    Welcome to the forum Kurt, it’s awesome having you with us!!!:)
     
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  3. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Welcome Kurt! Enjoy the ride!
     
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  4. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone Portage, Michigan

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    Glad you could join us Kurt!!
     
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  5. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Welcome to the forum, Kurt! I'm a naturalized New Yawker now but I was born in Jacksonville and grew up in Pensacola. :Beer:
     
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  6. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Welcome!

    Family friendly?.....I'd say so:thumbup:
    Once in a while somebody might utter a bad word or two but, other then a slight slip of the tongue, it's a love fest welcome to all.

    A few senior members act as moderators and they do a great job of keeping this a happy place.

    Dive on in the water is fine.
     
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  7. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  8. artyman

    artyman Fareham UK

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    Hi and welcome from one of the UK mob, great bunch on here with plenty of advice and encouragement, take a wander down to the basement and join us in the Virtual Jam Room to exercise your skills
     
  9. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
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    Hi Curt, Welcome to the Forum.
    You will find that any questions you have, has either been answered and can be found here on the forum, or simply ask it and usually in minutes someone around here will have an answer.
    If you have (non pressing) questions for Griff, there's a section for that ( Ask Griff ) and if you have something that you only want to share with Griff, you can reach him directly by using the envelope in the upper right of your screen ans starting a conversation with him directly.
     
  10. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

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    Welcome to the forum Kurt! Good to have you with us!! :thumbup:
     
  11. Chuckyguitar

    Chuckyguitar Blues Newbie

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    Welcome to the forum and BGU, Kurt. This may be the most family friendly forum on the net. Mostly help with large doses of encouragement. Pretty refreshing for these times!
     
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  12. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Welcome to the forum Kurt. Have fun.
     
  13. KurtTrampler

    KurtTrampler Blues Newbie

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    Most of us head the other way ... born and raised in NJ, headed south in '84.
     
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  14. KurtTrampler

    KurtTrampler Blues Newbie

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    Virtual jam room ....
    I think I need to put this phone down and grab a laptop!

    UK mob, eh? I've been in a FB group with some fine folks from your neck of the woods.

    Learned some new words, too.
     
  15. KurtTrampler

    KurtTrampler Blues Newbie

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    Thanks.
    I gave up on FB. Too much negativity.
     
  16. KurtTrampler

    KurtTrampler Blues Newbie

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    Thank you.

    I'm in a FB group that can get pretty crude ... in a good way .... but I want to be appropriate.
     
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  17. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    It was a military thing; I retired up here and put down roots. :Beer:
     
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  18. KurtTrampler

    KurtTrampler Blues Newbie

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    LOL

    I went the other way except did not retire. USN 1978-1984, ET1.

    USS Eisenhower CVN-69
     
  19. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Cool! My dad was on the Hancock and the Independence. His dad was on a destroyer in WWII. Pretty much all my relatives are Navy or Corps; I’m the token blue sheep of the family.
     
  20. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

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    Welcome to an extremely friendly forum. No question is too big or small and we are usually in relative harmony, with no strong opinions being voiced. Ok that last part about the opinions isn't exactly right but we are friendly. The BGU FB page is also not bad and is moderated by MikeS, one of the outstanding moderators who keeps us in line here.
     
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