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Frailing lesson one
 
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Okay, this is where it starts. Get your banjos and follow along..
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Beginner banjo clawhammer lesson #2
 
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Quick and dirty, ain't much too it, just hit string # 1 and string # 2 with an occasional pling! on the 5th string.. you can do it!
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Frightening!  Fixing the rotted corner, sills and foundation
 
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This was the scariest thing that's happened to me since buying the house.. Thanks to some good advice from neighbors and friends, it became a really good experience that taught me that after fixing this I can probably fix just about anything this old house can throw at me.
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How to get painted-over screws out of door hinges
 
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This seems to work better than any other way I've found.
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When Cars Had Fins
 
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I wrote this poem a few years ago. I was thinking of putting a bunch of my old photos from the scrapbook up with some Rock-n-Roll by Dagmar and the Seductones, then Dagmar reminded me of the poem, and I decided that they might just make a good background for it, so I put it together that way. All the cars in the early part of the video were either mine, or relatives of mine. Some near the end were from 1970's car shows in Georgia, Stone Mountain and Andalusia Alabama rod run. Also: I've had a few folks ask for the words, so I posted them here below. Thanks. When Cars Had Fins So, I've got this old car, a Hot Rod... a serious piece of iron a duel exhaust Rumbler a tire smoking gear shifting full bore screaming hunk of Detroit vintage technology guzzling $3 a gallon gasoline and polluting the environment and speeding my heart like a mainline shot of adrenalin every time I step on the gas.... You can't get that from no Japaneeze hunk of tin... No matter if it does have more technology involved than the Apollo Moon Lander... There ain't no substitute for vintage American iron thumping un-economially matching beat for beat the rhythm of my teen age heart.... Sometimes I go out and I get in her and I thromp on the accelerator a half dozen times to get a good shot of gas down the carburetor and into the intake and in range of the spark plug/pistons so I can turn over the starter and listen to her catch and lope and stutter into life, running on seven cylinders till that broken ring worn camshaft piston wakes up and even then she doesn't smooth out.... 'cause she ain't smooth... Ain't supposed to be smooth... She is meant to run with that wicked kabooka kabooka kabooka rumble just like Ed Iskenderian intended her to do... I ease her into gear and slowly release the clutch and she lurches and catches and vibrates like a rocket waiting on the lunching pad for the countdown and when I do gas her she sings rhythm and harmony out of twin pipes barks rubber between the gears and pins me back in my seat.. As the speedometer climbs and my awareness of the likelihood of some rookie police officer out there somewhere who never had a chance to chase down a vintage piece of Hot Rod history, waiting, like a kid anxious to loose his virginity causes me to back off just shy of 100 miles an hour and let her drift down to a nearly acceptable speed 'cause I don't want to give him the satisfaction.... The old cops who grew up street racing like me don't care.... They look the other way or wave and smile appreciating someone willing to make a commitment to keep a little bit of the old life alive... a little longer even if the odds insurance prices pollution laws rust and the high cost of gasoline stands against it..... For there is something good in the heart of an old man like me who can remember what it was like to be a kid in America when cars had fins..... 12/07/2005 Richard Peek
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Quick & dirty banjo lesson number 3
 
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Okay, somebody asked for it.. Here it is.. haha
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favorite gascan banjo
 
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Just goofin' with my favorite banjo of the moment. GCGCF
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Hot Rods for sale, lots of 'em in Georgia
 
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Cars don't rust so fast in Georgia, and while visiting Mom I've seen a bunch of old iron sittin' around, waitin' for someone to care. Ran across this place while traveling through Lavonia and stuck my head inside. They was workin' on a '40 Ford pickup, and had a building full of parts and cars. Had some finished rods waitin' for owners. Said they had even more stored on other locations. Said they didn't mind if I shot and put up some of what was sittin' around. If you're interested in some old iron in Georgia, call Don Cochran at Dons Classic Cars, 706 308 7294. Seemed like a nice feller..
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Relative tuning, 5-string banjo, basic lesson two
 
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I figured, now that I gave a banjo lesson, maybe I should talk about tuning. Talk about putting the cart before the horse...
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How to replace sills in an old house
 
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A couple of youtubers asked me to explain how to fix house sills, so I made this video. Used some old footage for show and tell..
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Mikes ratrod wood stove shop stove
 
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Ol' Fireball!  Mikes new Rat Rod project in the field
 
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Mike's a professional welder. I'm going to help him build this one and video the whole build. With his welding and fabricating talents, should be awesome...!
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Drop thumb clawhammer lesson
 
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Someone asked me to make a video like this, so here it is.. Thanks..
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Oil Can Banjo pickin'
 
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Didn't quite feel like going out and workin' on the hotrod today, so thought I'd just stay in and keep the oil can company....
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66 Hellride Simple Man
 
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For those of you that don't know, we're puttin' up videos for Jason alias 66hellride who is not physically able to put up videos for himself anymore. Used to be people would communicate with him through the videos he put up, but now since he's not well enough to make them for himself, we're going to make videos for him, and are inviting people, not only to respond to us, but to Jason.. He may not be able to respond to you, but he's reading the comments. Please support the ALS foundation.. You Go Hellride.. Sorry, The battery ran down right at the end of this. http://66hellride.spreadshirt.com/ all proceeds support the ALS foundation See 66hellride at http://youtu.be/qWDBkPt6GhQ singin' and playin' by Dead Eye Dan and Rpeek.. Songwriters: VAN ZANT, RONNIE / ROSSINGTON, GARY ROBERT
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Cripple Creek clawhammer style?
 
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So think about it. Cripple Creek was written a hundred or more years ago, well before Earl Scruggs messed up the banjo picking world by playing like nobody else could. So have you ever wondered what Cripple Creek sounded like before Scruggs style banjo? Played on the Van Eps Lyon & Healy 1910 4 string to 5 string conversion 12" pot banjo.
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How to make a gas can banjo 1
 
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Several people have asked me how to make the gas can banjo so I made 11 videos, detailing step by step, how to do this, and also how to make a 5-string conversion on a 4 string banjo neck. Thanks to mrjrondeau for commissioning the project..
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Fixer upper cheap! 1842 New England Cape post and beam house
 
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When I bought the place I had an old Mavica camera, and thought I was extraordinarily up to date in the technical world and shot a good many photos, about as many as I could keep up with, since you could only get about 15 or 20 on a disc. I thought I'd lost those photos, but found them recently, and decided to update the original work on the house, on youtube, since I'm now doing video updates. Here's where it all started.
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How to make a gas can banjo 2
 
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Several people have asked me how to make the gas can banjo so I made 11 videos, detailing step by step, how to do this, and also how to make a 5-string conversion on a 4 string banjo neck. Thanks to mrjrondeau for commissioning the project..
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How to make a gas can banjo 8
 
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Several people have asked me how to make the gas can banjo so I made 11 videos, detailing step by step, how to do this, and also how to make a 5-string conversion on a 4 string banjo neck. Thanks to mrjrondeau for commissioning the project..
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1962 1963 VW Beetle question
 
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After comparing notes and vin #'s turns out the newer one is a '64.. There ya go..
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Column shift '55 Ford
 
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Ratrod Disc Brake conversion in a minute and a half!
 
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Okay, this is the whole thing quick!
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Fixed It! Solar Light Repair
 
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Pinstriping the rat rod at the car show with live rock n roll!
 
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Was at the car show yesterday when this guy came up and said he was a pin striper, from Arizona, travels from car show to car show. He striped my buddy's car first, then did mine. It was awesome. The music was performed live by the band Chaos Sauce. The sound, music and everything is sometimes choppy, but it is how it was and I think pretty well captures the flavor of the day. We had glorious good fun.
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Snowed In with Honey Babe and Charlie
 
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Life is good!
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How to make a gas can banjo 6
 
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Several people have asked me how to make the gas can banjo so I made 11 videos, detailing step by step, how to do this, and also how to make a 5-string conversion on a 4 string banjo neck. Thanks to mrjrondeau for commissioning the project..
Views: 12669 rpeek
First Class Canjo by Henry Hoover
 
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hot
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Loading the camper for the 4th of July trip!
 
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We're off for the weekend! Happy 4th!
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Dirt Road Boogie
 
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It was a 45 minute drive from my girlfriend's house to mine, when I was 17 years old and I had to be home on time, or my folks would kill me. But if I took all the old dirt road cut acrosses, between my house and hers, and drove 80 miles an hour, I could make it in about 11 minutes which gave me a few more minutes to bask in the glory of her girl-ness! This song sounds just like the suspension on Dad's 67 Chrysler Newport, doing 80 on a bumpy old dirt road.. I know I was getting air, just shaving the tops off the bumps. Man that big car road like a dream. Good thing I never met anyone on those old dirt roads. It would have been bad..... Funny, I don't miss the girl all that much, but I'd love to drive me another Chrysler Newport some day.....
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How to make a gas can banjo 9
 
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Several people have asked me how to make the gas can banjo so I made 11 videos, detailing step by step, how to do this, and also how to make a 5-string conversion on a 4 string banjo neck. Thanks to mrjrondeau for commissioning the project..
Views: 16707 rpeek
Quick and dirty banjo lesson number 4
 
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Just a little something to play around with. Give it a try..
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Gas Can Banjo
 
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It's just an old gas can. Some people say you can't tune a gas can. They say the same thing about banjos...
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Testing the rat rod equipment
 
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Always wanted to be a test pilot...
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I'll fly away slow
 
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Think I'll pick up my Goldwing
 
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Cripple Creek clawhammer banjo lesson fast and slow
 
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This isn't a very good banjo lesson, but none of them are.. hahaha.
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What winter in Maine looks like
 
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Edda 520 sent me a vid of snow in Atlanta. I thought I'd send him this one of snow in Maine. It's been snowing for 15 hours so far. Still snowing as I'm posting this. Got close to 2 feet I think.
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Who Owned this car, 1968 Chevy Bel Air 427 4 speed posi
 
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Larry's trying to find out who owned this car 20 years ago before he bought it. someone told him it's an old record holder but he doesn't know for sure. IF you know let me know, or call Larry at 207 397 4901 or 207 474 1086. Thank You! By the way he's got a junk yard full of muscle cars and early iron and everything's for sale (except this Chevy).. hahaha
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House of the Rising Sun
 
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Clawhammer style
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I'll Fly Away
 
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On the run'd over Supertone.. Just 'cause I felt like it.
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Antique Classic autos for sale at Goldenrod Garage
 
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This is like Porn for motorheads.. Enjoy... I've got two more buildings and lots more cars to explore... More to come. By the way all of this is listed online with prices at http://goldenrod-garage.com/
Views: 34315 rpeek
God Uses Broken Things
 
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This video for Jason alias 66hellride who is not sissy. He just put up a new video. You can see him here.. http://youtu.be/-40ZEyZYps4 He mostly is not physically able to put up videos for himself anymore. Used to be people would communicate with him through the videos he put up, but now since he's not well enough to make them for himself, I'm making videos for him, and inviting people, not only to respond, but to respond to Jason.. He may not be able to respond to you, but he's reading the comments. Please support the ALS foundation.. You Go Hellride66.. http://66hellride.spreadshirt.com/ all proceeds support the ALS foundation See 66hellride at http://youtu.be/qWDBkPt6GhQ Playin' by Rpeek.. Original song "West Virginia Burial in the Rain" written by R.Peek
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