[Harp-L] Harrison rage

I really don't get the cause and effect between Aongus's posture on Brad's company failure and being "an even poorer than standard harmonica player". p.s. Qualitatively there are more positive than negative reviews of the B-rad and yes I do own one. d
If you take the approach through life of writing things
off as "just one of those" things then you will be an even
poorer than standard harmonica player. 

Joe Pinto
Little Joe & the Werewolves 

> I have never been fortunate enough to buy a customised harmonica, but I
> remember the advice of the late lamented F R Farrell (surely of Irish
> extraction) that anyone not capable of maintaining his own harmonica could
> not afford to play one. 
> I did however have the happy experience of having two Hohner 270 chromatics
> rebuilt by a Scotsman resident in Staffordshire. I can testify that both of
> these instruments played better than when I purchased them factory fresh.
> I am sorry to say that in the experience of my mature (very mature) years I
> have come to the conclusion that nobody - including Larry Adler- ever got
> rich from playing the harmonica. Sadly even fewer have achieved financial
> security from repairing/customising them.
> One of these days I shall speculate a few bucks (Euros in these parts)in
> purchasing a custom harmonica. If the misfortunate vendor goes 'belly
> upwards' before filling my order, I shall write it off as "just one of those
> things".
> In the meantime I shall try to say a prayer for the misfortunate Mr.
> Harrison, who I have only heard of courtesy of this list, for his courage in
> "having a go".
> Beannachtai
> Aongus Mac Cana

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