Guitar Messages by Jason Vickers

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  1. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Artists Forum · 89 Hits · 2/3/2004 5:44 AM
    That's right... the Asian bird flu.... I just ate chicken for lunch...oops. Jason
  2. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 137 Hits · 1/12/2004 6:47 AM
    I think I understand. Try it with a Chinese woman who barely speaks English. It's kind of hard and extremely frustrating. Even if they are interested and want to give over personal information, the chances are slim and none, and slim ain't lo...(more)
  3. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Instructional Forum · 81 Hits · 12/30/2003 11:36 PM
    This brings us to a point in educational pedagogy and curriculum. I have often found it interesting that the phonetic approach used in a majority of the U.S. is grossly different from the rest of the world. The International Phonetic Alphabet ...(more)
  4. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Equipment Forum · 78 Hits · 12/29/2003 12:01 PM
    Which is a terrible problem I have, the finish on the strings breaks down. It really sucks! Jason
  5. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 64 Hits · 12/28/2003 11:38 PM
    I'll try, Mike. I should warn you, though... From what she says, she bites. Now, while that may <i>sound</i> like a good thing, you should watch a Chinese person eat a chicken's foot. It give a whole new meaning to "bite"! I've tried to ...(more)
  6. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 74 Hits · 12/28/2003 6:25 PM
    Ohhhh!!! I have another romantic story! One of the women I met (again, in Suizhou) and I text message one another. She wrote to me in Chinese characters a phrase that is supposed to be extremely romantic. (She told me if I could translate it...(more)
  7. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 78 Hits · 12/28/2003 6:16 PM
    Hi Rex, I am not sure the answer to your question. I can tell you one of the most romantic things I have heard in China, though... I went to Suizhou a little over a month ago. It's a smallish city in the Hubei province. My buddy and I invit...(more)
  8. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 75 Hits · 12/28/2003 5:54 PM
    I tried that one. Still can't see it. At first, I wasn't even getting a sqaure. I just selected and highlighted the area I though it might be, then right clicked there to see if "show picture" popped up.Tried to copy the url into a new window. ...(more)
  9. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Instructional Forum · 97 Hits · 12/27/2003 9:02 PM
    I attempt to be a classical guitarist. I'm not on here very much anymore, though. Work and grad school keep me pretty busy. I don't have much time to even practice the guitar. Fortunately, I am off from grad school until January 21 and class...(more)
  10. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 99 Hits · 12/27/2003 8:54 PM
    There's no pic... Either that, or you are THE whitest guy I've ever seen! (And your little dog, too.) Jason
  11. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 27 Hits · 12/24/2003 10:04 PM
    Saki... Blech! Actually, it's called baijiu (white whine) in China, pronounced (bye-jee-o). I've a very useful phrase regarding baijiu. "Wo xihuan pijiu he taoyan baijiu!" It means "I like beer and hate white wine!" (Of course, being that ...(more)
  12. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 42 Hits · 12/24/2003 8:05 PM
    Ack! What is a "Holday"??? Errmm... Holiday...
  13. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 40 Hits · 12/24/2003 8:04 PM
    Best holiday wishese to you all from China. Jason
  14. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 44 Hits · 12/2/2003 5:03 AM
    I don't think I can consider myself addicted to the computer. I am constantly on it, even when I'd rather be doing something else. I am working on my masters via a distance learning course. So, it's a necessity. As for the T.V., it's all in ...(more)
  15. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Artists Forum · 57 Hits · 12/1/2003 11:09 AM
    Actually, once you start to understand what the way Chinese is written, it is suppose to be pretty easy. According to two of my colleagues, that is. Much of the Chinese characters developed from pictoral representations of the actual item. A ...(more)
  16. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Instructional Forum · 32 Hits · 12/1/2003 11:02 AM
    I am not sure I understand the sound you are going for, but the hooking is probably related to an edge on the thumb nail. I play in a similar position you described. When my thumbnail develops an angle, it catches the bass strings. I slightly...(more)
  17. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 30 Hits · 11/11/2003 11:48 PM
    The music store I found is in something like a big, all-purpose store. It's not really a proper music shop. The guitars I saw were crap. I looked at the classicals and decided that I might have found a solution for the cold. I've seen some p...(more)
  18. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 27 Hits · 11/11/2003 8:38 PM
    I'm in Changsha, China right now. It's not supposed to get really cold here, but they tell me it has. It's that nasty, wet cold. The temps been reading around 41 degrees, but the chill factor is about 32. The buildings here have virtually no...(more)
  19. Jason Vickers (1415)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 35 Hits · 11/11/2003 7:23 PM
    Yep, the cold sucks. It's been around 32 degrees in my neck of the woods. It's that wonderful wet cold like in the southern part of the US. I have a heating unit in the bedroom of my apartment,but that's it. Even with that badboy running, it...(more)
  20. Jason Vickers (1415)
    WholeNote Forum · 49 Hits · 11/7/2003 12:15 PM
    Hi Tracy, Yeah, I'm pretty busy. It's hard to find time to practice my guitar between work here and my grad studies. I usually hop on here once a day to see if there is anything that strikes my fancy. I have to find some time to update my web...(more)