Uncle John
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  • Harlan, IA
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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim_N Mar 1, 2017. 122 Replies

What is your favorite…Continue

Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going.  Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue

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"Poopshoeriffic! Beautiful back on a great sounding banjer Uncle."
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" Hi Jeff, I didn't realize that's what it was until I'd read your comment but then thought I might give John a chuckle with some cheesy plotlines. I'm hoping we'll get an Uncle John short story out of this. Or maybe his…"
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"Gees, Poopshoe.  Spoofs and puns are my mainstays."
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"Hi Poopshoe if you read my comment below that’s the story being told by the HOBO symbols although story number 2 of yours has got some traction we have all been there ....... "
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" Will there be a short story to go with? If so, consider these ideas:1. A fan keeps taking dumps on actress Elizabeth Perkins' lawn and she keeps stepping in it. She finally goes mad, builds a cbg and becomes a hobo. 2. Young Carl Perkins…"
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"Kind Lady , Gentelman live here you can tell the kind woman a sad story but be careful the man has a gun , you will get a meal and some religious material , go that way to catch a train out of here ..... "
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"I like!"
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First name borrowed from my friend, Poopshoe Jenkins. Plus hobo signs.
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Mandolin tailpiece

"Tail piece and a nice one too.  I like cutting my own too or, on my last build, using a piece from a colander.  "
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3 string punch box

"looks great!"
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Drifty gift from my bro Jason Mills

"Nice!  Nice too that it will be kind of a co-build."
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Deep Ellum Blues with lyrics

"Love this soulful countrified and bluesy version, Dave.  Emphasis on the soulful.  The Bones-o-caster rings really nice.   Wes is up early on a Sunday and so am I.  This makes it worthwhile.  Now for the Sunday paper,…"
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At 12:18pm on May 25, 2018, Hans said…

Thanks for the friend request, UJ. I'm honored!

At 1:47pm on May 22, 2018, BeetleJuice! said…

Me too!..I love the art he has done

as for the radios...don't sweat it, for almost 80 years every house had a radio in every room,...there are ga-zillions of them on eBay at any given time...just keep looking, usually when I miss a deal I end up finding a better or cheaper one and then I'm thankful the deal fell thru in the first place as I ended up getting something better : )

At 5:36pm on May 21, 2018, BeetleJuice! said…

If its a tube radio you have to gut it : (

Not all radios can be hacked, BUT...the face of this radio is set up perfect for an amp....leave the speaker in it, then use one hole for the cable guitar plug in and the other one for the on off volume switch, these old plastic bodies are perfect for that....and try keep the speaker...it will sound great with that old speaker.....you'll just need a amp kit....get the 5 watt one, the extra power makes a difference

At 10:34am on May 20, 2018, Poopshoe Jenkins said…

Thanks John, I've missed you too old friend. Though I've looked in from time to time to hear you and the rest of the crew perform. It's good folk music and as fresh as it gets. Your voice backed by these cbgs is as dear to me as Joan Baez singing 'Silver Dagger' or Van Ronk singing 'Nobody loves you when you're down and out'. Pure folk and good stuff!

At 12:05pm on May 11, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi John! working whit what we got ! a old & crappy tuner is still sturdier then a wooden peg ,and takes longer to make on a lathe ! it gives this Japanese chineese kind a look to it and thats not what im looking for. greeeettsszzz A.D.

At 10:22am on April 26, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi John! its compiled from left over stuff ! you can assemble these open tuners allmost any way! the broken turnner  i replase whit a self made, kabel stopper you know the ones you use on a brake or clutch kabel on the Motorbike, i drill the hole out and screw it on the square end of the wormpin of the tuner, that way i saved a lot, and works well. Greeeeettssszzz A.D.

At 10:26pm on April 7, 2018, BeetleJuice! said…

Hi and thanks for your prayers!

I erased the video, I got hate mail already ...so fast!!!

 I didn't mean to imply I wanted someone to buy me a new car!...I was trying to say I expect God to work a supernatural miracle, because that was scripture says, that he wants to work in our lives, HE will solve our problems ...that could be thru a mechanic or a friend or some kind of unbelievable story or work in a random act of kindness.

 I forget that the world was full no people who don't like the topic of God.

anyways, I was real sad this morning but he Holy Sprint got me out of bed and filled me up with so much faith that I KNOW the problem will get solved.... I know it will somehow!

John God Bless you!

At 10:32am on March 31, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi John 

Thanks for your comments on the two latest builds.

I noticed you made  some comments a while ago  which I did not respond to,sorry for that.For some reason all my pictures reset to the "do not follow" setting so I'm not getting emails when folks comment.Being a dinosaur ain't got a clue how to fix that.

At 11:11am on March 29, 2018, Nancy kat said…

Meeeeow^..^

At 7:58pm on March 28, 2018, turtlehead said…

Hey John, I just had a youtube comment on the video I did with the diddley you built a while back asking if you took commissions.  Thought that was nice and suggested they contact you here. Just wanted to give you a heads up and pass along a nice comment.

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 21 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 22 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 22 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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This Old Guitar - 2 page fiction story by Uncle John

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 48 Comments

This Old Guitar  By Uncle John
I put my old Silvertone guitar up for sale and advertised it at a hundred dollars in the local Penny Saver. A young guy called about it then came to the house. He could play some. Not stuff I'd ever heard, but not bad stuff. He asked me, “Is there any wiggle room on the hundred? I'd have to…
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