Daily Dojo

I think if God is dead he laughed himself to death.
Because, you see, we live in Eden. Genesis has got it all wrong — we never left the Garden.
Look about you. This is paradise. It's hard to find, I'll grant you, but it is here. Under our feet, beneath the surface, all around us is everything we want. The earth is shining under the soot. We are all fools.

I think if God is dead he laughed himself to death.
Because, you see, we live in Eden. Genesis has got it all wrong — we never left the Garden.
Look about you. This is paradise. It’s hard to find, I’ll grant you, but it is here. Under our feet, beneath the surface, all around us is everything we want. The earth is shining under the soot. We are all fools.

Justin Playfair, as Sherlock, They Might Be Giants (1971)

Baltimore Sunrise from a moving car, April 16, 2012.

I Want A Wednesday Night Banjo And Donut Marching Society Just Like The Wednesday Night Banjo And Donut Marching Society That Married Dear Old Dad!

The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society
Time: Jun 24, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society
Time: Jun 24, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Download this week’s song sheet: Dear Old Dad’s I Want A Girl Medley.

Student Resources

The Weekly Free Gathering That Will Inspire You To Practice, Play Better and Make New Friends Around The World:

The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society Wants You!

We meet on Zoom every Wednesday at 2:00 and 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

It is free, awesome and open to musicians of all instruments, styles and genres. Come abd make music with us!

banjoanddonut.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/662984850936825

Books and Essays:

The Down Neck Gazette

This is only a fraction of the interviews. We have a large amount of material that has never been publicly available!

We are trying to get equipment together, and possibly recruit help, to begin sorting through our archive of DV tapes and preserve these powerful interviews and performances.

YouTube

About a thousand workshops and still going.

https://www.youtube.com/Dobro33h

Unreleased Material

We have boxes of recordings, skip tapes from our time on both WBEY and WKHI, performances from The Eastern Shore Opry (Bob Paisley, The Reno Brothers, Claire Lynch, Charlie Size more and many more) and a lot of written material by Patrick and other teachers.

In The Works

While Patrick’s work schedule has been significantly impacted by his health and the failure of his BAHA hearing aids, work is well underway on a new book as well as a long-awaited revisiting of another project that we won’t talk about here.

In other words, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

You can support our work and sign up for personal lesson through Pateron: https://www.patreon.com/Dobro33H

If money is a problem, write ask.patrick@gmail.com The craft and your music matters to us.

If you wish to contribute something other than money, we can always use baking supplies, birdseed and suet. When Patrick is not working he is either baking or out meditating under the pecan tree. He has a sort of wildlife preserve going on back there with all manner of birds, snakes, alley cats and other creatures stopping by regularly.