I have a nascent blues song in my notebook with lyrics that start:
   I've got an ocean of gin to the right of me,
I've got a river of whiskey to my left,
And just like a donkey, for the life of me,
I can't figure which one is best.

I feel just like a stubborn donkey,
Stuck between two bales of hay,
No matter which way I turn my head,
I have to let something sweet slip away.
and go on from there.

I share this with y'all because it describes my current state as a CBG builder: I have not two, but four projects in various states of incompletion:
  • a tack-head banjo, built on half of a straight-sided salad bowl I found at a thrift store
  • a round-bodied reso, using the other half, along with a cool tin bowl I found at the same thrift store;
  • A baritone ukilele (with my son), with a salvaged neck and a small but beautiful box he found while we were on vacation;
  • a nearly-finiished fretless four-stringer, which is pretty, but not quite sounding right yet.

I really need to pick a project, and work on it till I'm happy with it, before moving on to another. Meanwhile, Old Lowe has a bunch of gorgeous cones for sale, and I'd like to try a one- or two-string bowed instrument, etc., etc., etc . I'm gonna starve if I can't just pick one and stick with it!

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Comment by marcianx on December 24, 2009 at 7:05pm
Well I got several fingers full of scotch running thru my veins right now.... does that count?!

LOL... I sure hope so! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! hehehe
Comment by Nathan King on November 18, 2009 at 2:40pm
Heh, I hear ya man! I had 4 or 5 necks glued, just waiting for me to get to 'em. Finally today I had to just jump into one of 'em.

You could set up one of those little board game spinner wheels, and see which project fortune lands on.

And those cones are sweet! I might have to hit up Old Lowe for one myself...

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