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You, sir are the devil! :rotflmao:



Yeah, that would be REALLY nice. I do wish I could get everything in all colors... hehe.



I wish AE would extend the cap a little bit. Even the Hopkinson has a bit longer cap.

I like the Strand medallion, but it's busier than the Fifth Street. If one's intention is to dress up the boot (mine would be), less ornamentation would be better, so the Fifth Street's perfing is fitting. It's kind of neat that the different shoes have different designs... not that anyone but us (shoe freaks) would notice.

A true balmoral would be incredible. Only the Europeans seem to offer it. Would totally change the look of the boot.
Cobbler Union has a bal boot
 

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Cobbler Union has a bal boot
I looked, those look nice!!

Come on AE, make the Fifth Street like this :) Doesn't have to be quite as tall or speed hooked.

*Carmina goodness, shield thine eyes*

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Looking forward to TS19.2. Here are my TS19.1 pairs: brown Strand & navy Cornwallis with double JR soles, added brass eyelets, and new laces. I've only worn the navy ones once so far as I am currently putting in some wear on some Aldens that I bought before the trunk show.View attachment 1225407View attachment 1225408View attachment 1225410
Outstanding selection. Love that you went double sole, and added the brass eyelets. I may add brass eyelets to a few pairs as well.
 

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Walnut Mackenzies today:

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It feels a little weird replying to my own post, but since I was wearing the Mackenzies yesterday, that keeps the following story about what happened after work last night on topic:

Last night, I had a new experience: a "house concert." My wife is old friends with Rob Fetters (co-founder, with Adrian Belew, of The Bears), and he invited her to come to a house concert (basically, a one-man show) that he was going to put on at his niece's house. Apparently, this is something he's been doing lately and having lots of fun with.

He brings along a PA system, a few guitars, a bewildering array of stomp boxes, and a digital multitrack machine on which are tracks from various of his recording projects (several of which featured solo work by a couple of my favorite guitarists, Adrian Belew and Robert Fripp) that he uses as backing tracks to the live performance.

It was a great show. I've always thought Rob was a fine guitarist and songwriter, but he really outdid himself last night, and he told lots of great stories (like the one about going to LA in the late 70s to hook up with a girl he thought was in love with him, only to find out that she was really in love with Jackson Browne's brother, and not having enough time to process that before being invited by his buddy Adrian to come watch him rehearse with Frank Zappa and the Mothers and having Frank ask him for a ride back to Laurel Canyon)...

A great time was had by all (about 30 people attended), and after the show, Rob told me and Frances that he was playing a gig in the park today at noon in Cincinnati and then doing another house concert tonight at another niece's house near Columbus, and another gig or two tomorrow. Apparently, he's busier now that he's not playing regularly with a band any more, and I'm guessing he's doing pretty well with these house concerts: as I said, there were about 30 people there, and ticket prices were between $27 (pre-sale, which was what my wife bought for us*) and $35 (regular price), so he grossed ~$1,000 for the night.

(*He actually put us on the guest list, but the wife wanted to support him and bought tickets - which nobody asked for us for - anyway. In any event, it was well worth the money.)
 

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It feels a little weird replying to my own post, but since I was wearing the Mackenzies yesterday, that keeps the following story about what happened after work last night on topic:

Last night, I had a new experience: a "house concert." My wife is old friends with Rob Fetters (co-founder, with Adrian Belew, of The Bears), and he invited her to come to a house concert (basically, a one-man show) that he was going to put on at his niece's house. Apparently, this is something he's been doing lately and having lots of fun with.

He brings along a PA system, a few guitars, a bewildering array of stomp boxes, and a digital multitrack machine on which are tracks from various of his recording projects (several of which featured solo work by a couple of my favorite guitarists, Adrian Belew and Robert Fripp) that he uses as backing tracks to the live performance.

It was a great show. I've always thought Rob was a fine guitarist and songwriter, but he really outdid himself last night, and he told lots of great stories (like the one about going to LA in the late 70s to hook up with a girl he thought was in love with him, only to find out that she was really in love with Jackson Browne's brother, and not having enough time to process that before being invited by his buddy Adrian to come watch him rehearse with Frank Zappa and the Mothers and having Frank ask him for a ride back to Laurel Canyon)...

A great time was had by all (about 30 people attended), and after the show, Rob told me and Frances that he was playing a gig in the park today at noon in Cincinnati and then doing another house concert tonight at another niece's house near Columbus, and another gig or two tomorrow. Apparently, he's busier now that he's not playing regularly with a band any more, and I'm guessing he's doing pretty well with these house concerts: as I said, there were about 30 people there, and ticket prices were between $27 (pre-sale, which was what my wife bought for us*) and $35 (regular price), so he grossed ~$1,000 for the night.

(*He actually put us on the guest list, but the wife wanted to support him and bought tickets - which nobody asked for us for - anyway. In any event, it was well worth the money.)
Adrian is from near me, great guy as is Fripp. Yes, have partied with both in the 80's. Fripp is rather short if I recall. Adrian is one of the best guitar players to have played rock. I am particularly fond of his Talking Heads work, although Big Electric Cat is somewhat groundbreaking with effects. Have a great weekend.
 

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Adrian is from near me, great guy as is Fripp. Yes, have partied with both in the 80's. Fripp is rather short if I recall. Adrian is one of the best guitar players to have played rock. I am particularly fond of his Talking Heads work, although Big Electric Cat is somewhat groundbreaking with effects. Have a great weekend.
That's awesome! @woofmang
On the topic of Fripp -- possibly my favorite album of his is King Crimson - Larks Tongues in Aspic. Killer fusion album.
Also very cool that Belew was with Frank Zappa on Sheik Yerbouti. An absolute CLASSIC album. Actually did not realize that until I looked it up just now...
 

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That's awesome! @woofmang
On the topic of Fripp -- possibly my favorite album of his is King Crimson - Larks Tongues in Aspic. Killer fusion album.
Also very cool that Belew was with Frank Zappa on Sheik Yerbouti. An absolute CLASSIC album. Actually did not realize that until I looked it up just now...
Angus Thomas once told me that Frank Zappa was an absolute perfectionist. One missed beat, one wrong note, any hint of drug use and out of the band you were! Guy was a great composer, look on Youtube for the video of him in the early 1960's playing a bicycle on the Steve Allen show, it's awesome.
 

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Angus Thomas once told me that Frank Zappa was an absolute perfectionist. One missed beat, one wrong note, any hint of drug use and out of the band you were! Guy was a great composer, look on Youtube for the video of him in the early 1960's playing a bicycle on the Steve Allen show, it's awesome.
I'll have to check that out... Zappa (and his bands) were amazing. Easy to get caught up in the ridiculousness of some of the lyrics but the instrumentals were insane.
 

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So I saw on Reddit that the Woodbury Shoebank is having a 30% off entire store sale as it is closing. Anyone know if these kind of things work for call in orders too?
The gentlemen in charge of the store today, at least for the afternoon shift, is super pissed (he's there by himself), since a number of people are now trying to make a run on the store via phone, and he couldn't handle all the people. There are a number of size 14 shoes that have been there for a while that I want. Corp blocked shipping out from the Woodbury store w/ 30% off everything, or the 2 for 1 shoe trees, possibly until tomorrow, so they can staff the store appropriately.

I need to ask the gentlemen at the BW, WI store if they can circumvent this, and sell them direct to me instead, by making ship out requests as usual, to be sold locally, direct to me.

The WI outlets are honoring the 20% off clearance on anything in the shoebank, to match the website sale, at least for the purchases I made today.
 
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Adrian is from near me, great guy as is Fripp. Yes, have partied with both in the 80's. Fripp is rather short if I recall. Adrian is one of the best guitar players to have played rock. I am particularly fond of his Talking Heads work, although Big Electric Cat is somewhat groundbreaking with effects. Have a great weekend.
Loved his work with Talking Heads and with Bowie, and I remember I loved his solo record "Young Lions" that came out around that time (I think he and Bowie had a minor hit or two off of that one, but can't recall off the top of my head what it was - or what they were, as the case may be).
That's awesome! @woofmang
On the topic of Fripp -- possibly my favorite album of his is King Crimson - Larks Tongues in Aspic. Killer fusion album.
Also very cool that Belew was with Frank Zappa on Sheik Yerbouti. An absolute CLASSIC album. Actually did not realize that until I looked it up just now...
Larks Tongues in Aspic was an awesome record, but my favorite Crimson record was always Starless and Bible Black (I still get Great Deceiver stuck in my head occasionally, and when was that album released? '74?). I remember thinking it was kind of fitting that the band broke up after that record; I mean; how were they going to top that? And Sheik Yerbouti was another favorite (although, at the time, I didn't know who Adrian was).
 

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Loved his work with Talking Heads and with Bowie, and I remember I loved his solo record "Young Lions" that came out around that time (I think he and Bowie had a minor hit or two off of that one, but can't recall off the top of my head what it was - or what they were, as the case may be).

Larks Tongues in Aspic was an awesome record, but my favorite Crimson record was always Starless and Bible Black (I still get Great Deceiver stuck in my head occasionally, and when was that album released? '74?). I remember thinking it was kind of fitting that the band broke up after that record; I mean; how were they going to top that? And Sheik Yerbouti was another favorite (although, at the time, I didn't know who Adrian was).
Sheik Yerbouti was a great album, most of Franks stuff was so "out there" for the time, but so musical and "tight". Frank was a great composer, from what I have heard every part, of every song, was scored and on sheet music so one had to not only be a great player, but be able to read music as well, unlike people like Duane Allman who was a great guitar player but couldn't read music, so just "winged it" with people like Wilson Pickett and Aretha, and .........
 

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Angus Thomas once told me that Frank Zappa was an absolute perfectionist. One missed beat, one wrong note, any hint of drug use and out of the band you were! Guy was a great composer, look on Youtube for the video of him in the early 1960's playing a bicycle on the Steve Allen show, it's awesome.
I used to work for a well known LA session pianist who played with him on several projects. My friend was hired last minute because the previous pianist complained that the music was "unplayable". While I'm not a big fan of Zappa's music, I do recognize he was very talented. It's good to hear he wasn't into all the drugs, which is something that too often ruins the music business. I know he was a sharp dude.
 

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Sheik Yerbouti was a great album, most of Franks stuff was so "out there" for the time, but so musical and "tight". Frank was a great composer, from what I have heard every part, of every song, was scored and on sheet music so one had to not only be a great player, but be able to read music as well, unlike people like Duane Allman who was a great guitar player but couldn't read music, so just "winged it" with people like Wilson Pickett and Aretha, and .........
Is that true on the live recordings as well? Pretty sure, no - but maybe i'm wrong. Lengthy portions of You cant do that on stage anymore, for instance, seem improvised.
 

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