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mar52

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Stuff I don't understand... Fri, 11/2/12 2:43 PM (permalink)

 
How do they pay the rent?
 
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    ScreamingChicken

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    Re:Stuff I don't understand... Fri, 11/2/12 3:15 PM (permalink)
    I suspect just a couple of sales per year could do the trick.  All them furrin' words on the awning probably mean $$$.
     
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      chefbuba

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      Re:Stuff I don't understand... Fri, 11/2/12 10:48 PM (permalink)
      Where's this, Melrose?
       
       
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        mar52

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        Re:Stuff I don't understand... Fri, 11/2/12 11:32 PM (permalink)
        Westwood Boulevard across from Junior's Delicatessen. (I was at Junior's)  Just north of Pico Boulevard so not in any go to area.
         
        Does anyone here know anyone who plays the harp?
         
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          felix4067

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          Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 12:23 AM (permalink)
          I know a couple of people who play the harp, but then I tend to work with symphonies fairly often. A good harp runs in the thousands of dollars, plus maintenance and accessories, so I would imagine while they don't get a lot of walk-in traffic what sales they do make are pretty huge.
           
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            Foodbme

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            Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 4:05 AM (permalink)
            mar52




            How do they pay the rent?

            Not only can they pay the rent, but thay have enough left over to put gas in their Mercedes that's parked out front!
             
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              tiki

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              Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 7:56 AM (permalink)
              yep --a new Salvi Harp can run upwards of 20 to25 THOUSAND--don't need to sell too many a yr at that price--a travel case 500 ti 1500, strings aren't cheap either
               
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 9:01 AM (permalink)
                My sister plays the harp. Or, she used to play the harp.
                 
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                  mar52

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                  Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 10:12 AM (permalink)
                  Now why didn't I know that? 
                   
                   
                   
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                    Michael Hoffman

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                    Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 11:04 AM (permalink)
                    You never asked.
                     
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                      chewingthefat

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                      Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 11:23 AM (permalink)
                      I love to drink Harp, great beer!
                       
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                        DawnT

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                        Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 12:35 PM (permalink)
                        What ever happened to the ones you put in your mouth and struck the little springy thing? Scale of economy that someone must have figured out many thousands of years ago.
                         
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                          JRPfeff

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                          Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 2:31 PM (permalink)
                          Hot Boiled P-Nuts.
                           
                          I love the things, but always wondered how those roadside stands with the hand-painted signs stay in business when I rarely see anyone stopped at them.  I suspect some stands also sell some higher margin products besides peanuts. 
                           
                          Could a harp retailer have a similar business model?
                           
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                            rebeltruce

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                            Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 3:54 PM (permalink)
                            I blow Harp....Blues Harp that is....through a 64 Shure Green Bullet and a 69 Black Face Fender Champ......
                             
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                              Sundancer7

                              Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 4:17 PM (permalink)
                              mar52


                              Westwood Boulevard across from Junior's Delicatessen. (I was at Junior's)  Just north of Pico Boulevard so not in any go to area.

                              Does anyone here know anyone who plays the harp?

                               
                              My next door neighbor who is a dentist has a duaghter that plays the harp.  I did not ask the price of the harp but I understood it was close to $10,000.  She has played at our church and she was very very good.
                               
                              Paul E. Smith
                              Knoxville, TN

                               
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                                mar52

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                                Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 7:15 PM (permalink)
                                (Should of asked)
                                 
                                $10,000?!  Guess they only need to sell a few out the front door.  I'm wondering what they sell out the back door.
                                 
                                I don't understand Pumpkin beer.
                                 
                                 
                                 
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                                  felix4067

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                                  Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 7:28 PM (permalink)
                                  I never understood pumpkin beer, either, until I had one! Not that I would want it all the time, but it was nice for a change of pace.
                                   
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                                    bartl

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                                    Re:Stuff I don't understand... Sat, 11/3/12 10:46 PM (permalink)
                                    felix4067
                                    I know a couple of people who play the harp, but then I tend to work with symphonies fairly often. A good harp runs in the thousands of dollars, plus maintenance and accessories, so I would imagine while they don't get a lot of walk-in traffic what sales they do make are pretty huge.

                                    Virtually any symphony or even studio quality instrument will run into the thousands of dollars. Although I have an exception; my Irish whistle. While you can get a cheap knock-off for about $6, a real, concert quality level one will set you back more like $12.
                                     
                                    Bart
                                     
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                                      SeamusD

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                                      Re:Stuff I don't understand... Mon, 11/5/12 11:10 AM (permalink)
                                      DawnT


                                      What ever happened to the ones you put in your mouth and struck the little springy thing? Scale of economy that someone must have figured out many thousands of years ago.

                                      I used to have one of those, a "jaw harp" or "Jew's harp". You can still find them around, usually in music stores right next to the nose flutes.
                                       
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                                        kland01s

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                                        Re:Stuff I don't understand... Mon, 11/5/12 2:27 PM (permalink)
                                        rebeltruce


                                        I blow Harp....Blues Harp that is....through a 64 Shure Green Bullet and a 69 Black Face Fender Champ......

                                         
                                        Deborah Henson Conant plays Blues Harp too....   a full sized Harp! Pretty good music, I've seen her a few times.
                                         
                                        http://www.hipharp.com/
                                         
                                         
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                                          buffetbuster

                                          Re:Stuff I don't understand... Mon, 11/5/12 2:47 PM (permalink)
                                          My mother actually bought a harp once and donated it to the church in my father's memory.  How much it gets used, I have no idea.
                                           
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                                            mayor al

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                                            Re:Stuff I don't understand... Mon, 11/5/12 2:54 PM (permalink)
                                            I think you guys failed to notice the parking meter in front of the store. My bet is that it belongs to the store, and only takes plastic. $100 per 1/2 hour sounds about right for the area in the photo on Melrose. I would need to see a photo of the driver of the car to see if she fit the description of the $100/1/2 hour catagory.
                                             
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                                              seafarer john

                                              Re:Stuff I don't understand... Mon, 11/5/12 2:56 PM (permalink)
                                              I read once, someplace, that there is no such thing as an ancient harp - that is, one that is playable. It seems the strings put tremendous pressure on the frame,  the frame fails and is not repairable. Thus the continuing market for new harps. 
                                               
                                              Cheers, John 
                                               
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                                                mar52

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                                                Re:Stuff I don't understand... Mon, 11/5/12 3:15 PM (permalink)
                                                Why does dog hair stick to black jeans but not to blue jeans?
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
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                                                  rebeltruce

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                                                  Re:Stuff I don't understand... Mon, 11/5/12 7:39 PM (permalink)
                                                  kland01s


                                                  rebeltruce


                                                  I blow Harp....Blues Harp that is....through a 64 Shure Green Bullet and a 69 Black Face Fender Champ......


                                                  Deborah Henson Conant plays Blues Harp too....   a full sized Harp! Pretty good music, I've seen her a few times.

                                                  http://www.hipharp.com/


                                                   
                                                  Fantastic!...

                                                   
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                                                    stricken_detective

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                                                    Re:Stuff I don't understand... Tue, 11/6/12 11:07 PM (permalink)
                                                    mar52


                                                    Westwood Boulevard across from Junior's Delicatessen. (I was at Junior's)  Just north of Pico Boulevard so not in any go to area.

                                                    Does anyone here know anyone who plays the harp?
                                                    My BFF since we were 8 years old plays the harp. She is a music teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools.
                                                     
                                                    I don't get why someone calls my work number to say they're not going to answer the request we sent. I'm not sure what they expect me to do? Cry? Calling to say you're not going to answer is still an answer--We call it "Refused to respond."

                                                     
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                                                      stricken_detective

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                                                      Re:Stuff I don't understand... Tue, 11/6/12 11:08 PM (permalink)
                                                      mar52


                                                      Why does dog hair stick to black jeans but not to blue jeans?


                                                      Why does the black dog only cuddle in your lap when you're wearing white pants?
                                                       
                                                      Why does the blond dog only want to cuddle in your lap when you're wearing black pants?

                                                       
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