Most Awkward / Best Compliment You've Ever Received ?

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  1. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    I can turn my hand to most thing from music to electronics , Mathematics ( lectured those at College level), woodworking ( built a lovely Martin type guitar) , my first in 2004. Best compliment I've had was from a good long standing mate who said i could've just about chosen any field to work in.
    But I'm 63 now and it doesn't matter, being a nice person and having folks respect you and like you is more important.
     
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  2. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    A lady at a gig (older than me at the time) said, "You're very ODD!" I took it as a compliment.
     
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    I had just finished a set of 60s/70s party rock at a biker bar; this was in the early 90s and I was playing a Steinberger GM4T (the wood bodied one, not the little plank) into a Korg A3 processor with a power amp and two monitor cabs which had all my presets mapped for the songs. This hammered biker staggers up to me at the end of the set and says "you play the guitar real good, but you wear it too high like one of those jazz f*gs. You gotta wear the guitar LOW, and play BLOOOOZE..." with which he did the best "BB King face" I've ever seen.
     
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  4. suave eddie

    suave eddie Tele-Afflicted

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    Three girls on their COLLEGE BREAK. Depressing.:(:lol:
     
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  5. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I played something I was learning for a friend and he said "That was like walking through a park without stepping in dog poop". Don't know exactly what he meant but I took it as a complement.
     
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    Greggorios Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    "What a great mustache! Were you ever in a porn movie?"
     
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    verb boten Tele-Holic

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    :lol:

    Never guess a girl's / lady's pregnancy or age...i learned the hard way and there is NO graceful exit. :confused:
     
  8. Charlie Bernstein

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    It came about three weeks ago. I play with an old friend. I have white hair, he has salt-and-pepper, I'm maybe five years or so older than he is.

    After a show, a woman came up to to front of the stage and said, "You two sound so wonderful together! Are you a father-son act?"

    Well - my wife thought it was funny, anyhow . . . .
     
  9. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

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    Decades ago, a person who is now a friend, who was running sound that night, heard our set, and said something like, "You've really got that Johnny Thunders thing down!"

    At the time, although I had heard the New York Dolls, I had no idea who he was talking about.
     
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  10. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    i prolly received a compliment once...but i dont remember what it was...i dont think very highly of myself so if i got one i would think i would remember it and the good feeling it must have given me
     
  11. trev333

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    @suave eddy...

    what's more depressing was 3 educated American girls who never knew Australia was part of the English speaking world....

    so much for your education system...:rolleyes::lol:
     
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  12. suave eddie

    suave eddie Tele-Afflicted

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    Exactly my comment
     
  13. trev333

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    actually they were Uni students.... does that help?....
     
  14. alnico357

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    Some here may have heard of my favorite band, Masters of Reality. In the early 90s Ginger Baker was their drummer. In 2011 I went to New Orleans to see them at One Eyed Jacks. Chris Goss, the head honcho, saw me in the dark club and told me he mistook me for Ginger.

     
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    Had a similar thing in 1970 in LA, got asked how long I had been in the US, I said about a month, “ you speak good English”, I just said thanks.
     
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    "OMG.... I passed out"
     
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    After playing for 35 years (with serious composition and theory lessons for about 7), a guy came up to me after a gig of 70s-80s cover rock and said, "not bad, but maybe you should think about takin' a few lessons..."

    o_O
     
  18. suave eddie

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    Maybe they thought you were AUSTRIAN.;)
     
  19. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    Austrians speak better English than all of us
     
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    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    Here’s another of the all time classics I’ve been told:

    From a co-worker/friend, after two years of working together: “You know, I’ve finally figured it out: you’re NOT an a**hole.”
     
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