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Offline George Miklas

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GAME ON
« on: May 05, 2017, 10:55:26 AM »
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Re: GAME ON
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 11:14:26 AM »
Great video!

 I see that on the bus you're playing one of Richard Farell's custom instruments. They were sure built to last! :)
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Re: GAME ON
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 12:30:18 PM »
Great video!

 I see that on the bus you're playing one of Richard Farell's custom instruments. They were sure built to last! :)

 And I am re-creating these as well, using Brandon Powers Powercomb.
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Re: GAME ON
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 01:51:41 PM »
Wondered what was going on seeing a bus/coach driver checking over his vehicle, (more people should do that), obviously I didn't recognise him, your picture is quite different.  ;D

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Re: GAME ON
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 04:51:19 PM »
Wondered what was going on seeing a bus/coach driver checking over his vehicle, (more people should do that), obviously I didn't recognise him, your picture is quite different.  ;D

Of couse, I'm older!
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Re: GAME ON
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2017, 06:10:27 AM »
Wondered what was going on seeing a bus/coach driver checking over his vehicle, (more people should do that), obviously I didn't recognise him, your picture is quite different.  ;D

Of couse, I'm older!
That's only because last year when I saw you, your hair was still not quite 'as' salt and pepper (I actually like this look), and you're growing a beard?! :)

 It's a very cool video, but left out so much: your playing with Phil Caltabellotta as a duo; your playing so many different harmonicas (focusing mostly on bass instruments, including guitar); and that you most recently were a teacher who drove buses on the 'side'; but have now turned it into a full-time gig. I have to say, you look a whole lot more relaxed! Good for you, George.

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Re: GAME ON
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 06:56:28 PM »
Sir George......as you well know that I saw this on Facebook and I was so tickled when I watched it the first time.....very nice!   ....aaaaaaaah...but what I want you to know now is that it is SO rainy and  SO chilly here in Baltimore right now and I watched this video once more and now it seemed to have added such a moment of warmth; twas such a moment of sunshine!  It actually made me smile and say to myself: "Hey...I know that guy"!!!  Just wanted you to know that I'm proud of you & your family........and I'm impressed with your accomplishments and the dynamic move that you just made and I'm praying that the good Lord further blesses your house hold and all that you do.  Keep smiling & playing that harmonica!!!

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Re: GAME ON
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 01:44:57 PM »
Wondered what was going on seeing a bus/coach driver checking over his vehicle, (more people should do that), obviously I didn't recognise him, your picture is quite different.  ;D

Of couse, I'm older!
That's only because last year when I saw you, your hair was still not quite 'as' salt and pepper (I actually like this look), and you're growing a beard?! :)

 It's a very cool video, but left out so much: your playing with Phil Caltabellotta as a duo; your playing so many different harmonicas (focusing mostly on bass instruments, including guitar); and that you most recently were a teacher who drove buses on the 'side'; but have now turned it into a full-time gig. I have to say, you look a whole lot more relaxed! Good for you, George.

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The hair is endorsed by my daughter. Too many times she was assumed to be my wife when she and I appeared at harmonica festivals. She will not let me dye it now.

The facial hair is endorsed by my wife. She likes the look. I don't have to see it and it does not bother me. I do trim around my lips.

We shot a lot of video with many questions and I spoke about so much more. When it came to editing, I made a decision to narrow the scope. I needed the video to 1.) make my connection by stating why I am at the university, and 2.) my lifelong passion for the harmonica. 

When the actual show aired on Friday, the host actually pitched my book and music education course ideas for the university.

Click here to watch the 05/05/2017 Episode for the rest of the story.
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Re: GAME ON
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 04:59:48 PM »
Wondered what was going on seeing a bus/coach driver checking over his vehicle, (more people should do that), obviously I didn't recognise him, your picture is quite different.  ;D

Of couse, I'm older!
That's only because last year when I saw you, your hair was still not quite 'as' salt and pepper (I actually like this look), and you're growing a beard?! :)

 It's a very cool video, but left out so much: your playing with Phil Caltabellotta as a duo; your playing so many different harmonicas (focusing mostly on bass instruments, including guitar); and that you most recently were a teacher who drove buses on the 'side'; but have now turned it into a full-time gig. I have to say, you look a whole lot more relaxed! Good for you, George.

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The hair is endorsed by my daughter. Too many times she was assumed to be my wife when she and I appeared at harmonica festivals. She will not let me dye it now.

The facial hair is endorsed by my wife. She likes the look. I don't have to see it and it does not bother me. I do trim around my lips.

We shot a lot of video with many questions and I spoke about so much more. When it came to editing, I made a decision to narrow the scope. I needed the video to 1.) make my connection by stating why I am at the university, and 2.) my lifelong passion for the harmonica. 

When the actual show aired on Friday, the host actually pitched my book and music education course ideas for the university.

Click here to watch the 05/05/2017 Episode for the rest of the story.
Very cool! I couldn't get it to play (my computer keeps glitching right now), but will try again later. Good luck with the music education course ideas! That would be awesome.

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