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  1. Item: 5-string banjo - Greco brand. Probably made in Japan in the 70s. Hard case - Unbranded. Mostly destroyed locally in the 90s Location: MEL - Coburg or Macleod Price: $250 Item Condition: Used, knocked about and in need of some new strings and some love but plays fine and sounds like a banjo. Case is (very) rough but does the job; Reason for selling: not being used. Seems a shame Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Serviceable entry-level, used instrument. Includes surface-mount pickup which allowed me to plug in and be heard onstage in a band. I used it mostly with the resonator off (the big round wooden bit) because I didn’t need it to play that loud but with the resonator on it’s bloody loud. Also includes old guitar case which it fits in fine and capo Pictures:
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    FS: Klipsch RF 3

    Ooh. Great party speaker. Awesome for rock, metal, hip hop and electronic but also surprisingly deft with acoustic music. Sensitivity in the high 90s if I recall correctly.
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    Dang. I didn’t know about Brozman. Saw him once and have a few albums but haven’t actively been a fan since before he died so, I was bummed when I heard but I didn’t think or read more about it. I used to get guitar lessons with a guy who was quite good friends with him. It seems redundant to say you can never tell but, bloody hell
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    Come on. You might not find her clever or persuasive or even interesting but you can’t call her whiny for going onstage and talking about being abused and her struggles with identity growing up in a society that wanted to erase her. She had a platform and she used it to highlight important social issues that she thought needed highlighting. It might not mean much to you or me but a lot of marginalised people got comfort or strength from that. If all you can take from that is that she’s whiny you’ve completely missed the point
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    Pretty basically written but Aunty serves up some pithy thoughts https://www.abc.net.au/life/ethics-for-dealing-with-artists-like-michael-jackson-r-kelly/10921262
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    Also good https://youtu.be/MGn9x4-Y_7A
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    More great writing on the topic https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/11/20/art-monstrous-men/
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    As far as I understand the situation, this was the right move by Disney. His "crime" was making poor-taste jokes on Twitter 10 years ago which Disney already knew about when they hired him and Gunn had already addressed and apologised for. His removal last year was the result of a deliberate Twitter campaign by right-wing trolls led by pants-stains like Mike Cernovic and Disney folded like a cheap banana lounge. This is miles away from soliciting sex from or molesting minors or even being an abusive partner. It’s just not the same and shouldn’t be treated as such.
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    https://slate.com/culture/2019/02/michael-jackson-leaving-neverland-cancel-culture-metoo.html Interesting thoughts following the Michael Jackson doco getting a wide release
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    Currently Spinning

    New Beasts! It’s been a while
  11. I used to hate moving these around the shop but this was what we had on hand to drive the then-flagship Stradivari Homage when Sonus Faber first launched them and do you know what? This amp made them sound bloody good!
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    No need to apologise. I wasn’t defending myself, just agreeing and adding a thought. Language is just the worst for communicating 😜
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    Totally. I never consciously said "having read that I’m not going to listen to him anymore" I was open to just continuing on as before. I just couldnt experience it the same way afterwards. I was more bothered by it than I was conscious of
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    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    Dude. Those videos of you playing guitar on your channel. That’s awesome!
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