Sometimes Wrong/Never In Doubt Episode One: Opioids

While the opioid crisis gripping America may seem like a distant problem to some, Patrick Costello has been battling the effects of carelessly oversubscribed pain medication for the last ten years. Now father and son talk honestly about the personal impact opioids have had on their lives. Warnings for adult language and theremin solos. About The Show: Pat and Patrick Costello are musicians, authors, teachers, publishers, and the world's foremost experts on their own opinions.

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Reading A 100-Year-Old Love Letter

My grandfather, Albert Groff, Married Katherine Welch in 1925.
This is a letter from my grandfather to my grandmother when they were courting.
He was an electrician. She worked as a maid and cook for the Wieland estate. They were together until she died in 1984. He passed in 1999, just shy of his 99th birthday.

Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit Episode One: A Conversation About Rhythm

Episode One: A Conversation About Rhythm Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit

In this episode, Pat and Patrick discuss the importance of rhythm in old-time banjo, and the woodshed approach they both used to learn this vital skill. Visit us on the web: https://www.patreon.com/Patandpatrick Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit is a podcast build around two experienced musicians discuss the core skills of their craft. Episode One: Rhythm Episode Two: Chords Episode Three: Playing and Singing Episode Four: Scales and Melody Episode Five: Improvisation and Jamming Episode Seven: Progress Episode Eight: Stagecraft

In this episode, Pat and Patrick discuss the importance of rhythm in  old-time banjo, and the woodshed approach they both used to learn this  vital skill.

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Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit is a podcast build around two experienced musicians discuss the core skills of their craft.

  • Episode One: Rhythm
  • Episode Two: Chords
  • Episode Three: Playing and Singing
  • Episode Four: Scales and Melody
  • Episode Five: Improvisation and Jamming
  • Episode Seven: Progress
  • Episode Eight: Stagecraft

Thank You, Banjo Hangout

Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit

I never thought I would say these words, but I find myself thanking that Banjo Hangout.

I was minding my own business. Ready to retire. My arthritis is so bad that it hurts to get dressed, and even picking up a banjo requires gritting the few teeth I have left.

Then something happened. Since it was on the Hangout it was something stupid, but it happened nonetheless: the morons had a little hate rally directed at me.

Why? Dammed if I know. I was packing away my banjo.

The original concept of Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit was going to be a simple diss track. Once I started playing with the concept, I realized that the whole current teaching model was different from how I learned the craft.

Talking it through with my dad a few times, we came up with something special. .

So, thank you to everybody at the Banjo Hangout. Their cruelty created something positive. Mocking me, making fun of my grief, laughing about my health, and some of the juicy stuff that hit my inbox and phone made me angry enough to get back into the fight.

Isn’t that wonderful? Big piles of crap helped me and my daddy bloom like roses.

Sweet.

All of my friends with a Banjo Hangout account, please be sure to thank them for me.