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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by cometazzi, May 23, 2021.
Well, let's see then...
A small amount of whittling.
Painting, drawing, ink etc.
Rewiring guitars, well I do ok lol.
i taught myself to be lazy overweight grumpy and bitter
Cooking, woodworking, and fiction writing, song writing, minor amp repair.
Cooking mediocrely and cutting my hair pretty badly.
Still prefer it when others do it, but I can get by and not look totally foolish.
Geez, that's pretty much what I do. Aside from teaching myself guitar several different times- cooking, gardening, woodworking, bamboo flutes (later gave that up)- all kinds of stuff; I don't trust things I can't do for myself. Dentistry has been a bit of a hangup.
I wanna hear a bit more about learning harmonica on a 50 mile work commute? All I can picture is a Winnebago with 4 commuters and your blowing their head off with a Harmonica. Were you driving or a passenger? Train, bus?
Dad was a hot-rodder in So-Cal after WWII. We made everything. If we needed wood work, we did that, plumbing, electrical, etc. I made my first gas welds before I was 8...with scrap 4130 tubing from the biplane Dad was building. I learned soldering working on my brother's Lionel trains.
Virtually everything else I do is simply an extension of the "generalist" training I got at home.
I did go to A&P school but since I had been raised as a mechanic around aircraft, getting my license was really just a formality.
Computer stuff is all me. I got a book on Basic and then Lotus 1-2-3...off I went.
My parents told us: you don't have to remember everything, just remember where to look it up!
Curiosity, tenacity, patience. I can do just about anything I set my mind to do.
Penny Whistle, Bodrahn, Violin, Mandolin, upright bass, electric bass, lap steel, knife sharpening, rock climbing, surfing, and I remember the day in 2nd grade when I saw a bike in a front yard just my size. I hopped on, rode home, hit a car, and took it back with a bent wheel and fender.
LOL, I did the same thing but with pennywhistle. I had a cassette tape series. I often had visions of ambulance EMTs pulling a whistle outta my throat...
I was young, 10’ tall and bulletproof.
I was driving and playing my lungs out...fortunately, I worked off-hours so there wasn’t as much traffic.
Smoking meat. It's more involved than some would think, but less than some that over think it. Most I've ever did at one time is 260 lbs, it was alot of work.
I don't rate myself as truly skilled in anything. So I've taught myself nothing in any substantive sense.
Neither do I
Amazing to think about being young and bulletproof. I used to drive back and forth from Lafayette, LA to Huntsville, AL about once a month. I often would take the Natchez Trace Parkway and play the banjo while driving...neck stuck out the window.
Sometimes I'm amazed I'm still alive and kicking.
The helicopter company I worked for then had a pilot with similar issues (long before I worked there). He'd fly and play the guitar (probably not at the same time), write songs. The story was that he got fired for it...but? Kris Kristofferson.
I'm the sort who doesn't like to bother folk,so I usually learn stuff the hard way.
Motorcycling was one example. Lots of hospital food before lessons were learned.
In the more recent past,getting to grips with Logic Pro X has given me great satisfaction,though I frequently cheated by letting the internet help.
Wow! I didn't know that was something you could learn in a vacuum...
Had formal instruction in the first three after I knew how they worked. Much easier to take classes when it's not brand new information.