girlmeetsbanjo

(for my tumblr friends who i adore & who asked.)

A TUMBLR LOVE STORY, FEATURING A GIRL WITH A BANJO AND A BOY WITH A GUITAR

once upon a time (about 2 years ago, or an eon ago in the world of tumblr), a little blog called girlmeetsbanjo made a personal ad. that little personal ad spawned a second group blog called b2w3. that personal ad also caught the eye of another blogger (now known as atleastiwilldiefree). the girl with the banjo started talking to this boy with a guitar and it turns out she really liked his songs. and more. their ability to discuss a single ryan adams harmonica line or avett brothers lyric until the wee hours soon led to a visit. which led to more visits. and when the girl with the banjo put all her stuff in storage and set out to live on the road for a year, she kept finding herself returning over and over to the boy and his guitar in oklahoma. they fell in love. hard. they made a band. the band started playing all over. they named it rowdy folk. and one weekend in the recording studio for their new ep, the boy got down on one knee and asked the girl to marry him. she said yes. and the magic of tumblr and the importance of not settling were definitively proven.

they just got back from a cabin in the mountains last week. hikes were taken, whiskey was poured, good food was eaten, adoration and serenades were nightly. manly chores were performed in and out of the bedroom. his beard gets longer all the time.

love and banjos and fine whiskey and all good things prevail.

girlmeetsbanjo asked:

Tag, you’re it! Here are the rules: Each tagged person must post ten things about themselves. You have to choose and tag ten people. Go to their blogs and tell them you tagged them :) No tag back!

I’m not really one for tagging a bunch of other people, because I’m lazy.  Although, I’m never too lazy to talk about myself.  I’m vain like that.

1. I lost my virginity at 16.

2. I lost my credibility and self respect as soon as I told you about my virginity.

3. My favorite band is still Bush.

4. My least favorite president is still Bush.

5. As an extremely tall person, my greatest fear is ceiling fans in rooms with low to average ceilings.

6. I’ll be 30 in less than a month, which means I can run for Senate.

7. I’ve always wanted to run for Senate.

8. I’m writing a book, called, “Free Will in a Chemical Head.”

9. I once ran my own newspaper, out of the coffeehouse I owned at the time.

10. I invented an instrument, called the Viol-Hammer (Pronounced Vile Hammer).

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girlmeetsbanjo replied to your post: girlmeetsbanjo replied to your post:…

How did you reply to my reply? I’m feeling computer illiterate and I’m not. But I am kind of a dork. :D Very cool you play the flute! I play banjo (obvious, probably), piano & saxophone. I’d love to hear you post some tunes on here!

It’s because I have Missing e installed, that I can reply to replies. :) Have you posted any of your music? I keep meaning to, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet… blergh, I kinda hate recording. But I gotta get around to it sometime. 

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girlmeetsbanjo replied to your photo: It was 65 degrees in Baltimore today so this is…

Those shoes? Perfect.

Thank you! I adore them. Except for the fact that they make me 6’ tall. I have to be in the right mood to tower over all of my friends any more than I already do

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redrummmmm reblogged this from comelycreatures and added:

omg where do you shop you’re seriously too cute.

Eep, you’re too sweet! I’ve been debating whether I should add captions of where I buy my clothes but I feel like that always looks cluttered and most of my stuff comes from thrift stores anyway. But I’ll start adding a click-through link to my Pinterest account where I have citations. And for the record, the shirt is from H&M, the shorts are from (the now-closed, sadly) Zachary’s Smile in NYC, and the shoes and cardigan were both thrifted.

11 questions

(helgaandbear tagged me.)

Rules:

1. Post the rules.  

2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and make 11 new ones. 

3. Tag 11 people and link them to your post. 

4. Let them know you’ve tagged them.

helgaandbear’s questions:


1. How old are you?

"One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything." - Oscar Wilde

2. What is your cultural background/ heritage?

My ancestors are predominantly German and Irish.

3. What were you like as a little kid?

I was a performer. I believed in magic and that animals talked to me. I made up stories. I hated to disappoint people. I usually had my nose in a book. I was excited about most things. I loved kittens a crazy lot. I never met a stranger. I loved adventure, but was afraid of the dark.

So, I was pretty much like I am now, except way more trusting.

4. What is one thing in your life today that makes you purely happy?

My boyfriend and his little boy.

5. Post a photo of an outfit that you would use to describe your style ideal fashion-wise, if you only had the one photo to do it:

This was crazy hard! I didn’t find the perfect picture, because in this one I would change the leather pants to jeans, probably. But it’s damn close. I did find the perfect video to describe my style ideal, if anyone is interested - I love every detail:

http://youtu.be/t5xpCmV4MV8

p.s. the video has a great j. roddy walston & the business song playing!

6. What is your favorite material possession?

My banjo, Loretta, & my books. Toss up.

7. In the big-picture sense, what do you believe in most? I don’t mean for this to solely be a religious question, if anything, I hope you express some ideas about humanity, politics, religion…whatever you feel strongly about. Get metaphysical with it.

I believe in loyalty and fidelity. I believe in a constant strive for self-improvement. I believe in the importance of family and that you can build a family in all kinds of ways. I believe in basing my actions on who I want to be, as opposed to basing them out of reaction to others. I believe in kindness. I believe in the power of books and music to change life and make it worth living. I believe in trying to leave things better than you found them. I believe that true friends are hard to come by and they should be valued. I believe in God. I believe I don’t have all the answers. I believe the world is full of beauty. I believe in the extraordinary. I believe in exuberance and enthusiasm. I believe in not sacrificing what you want most for what you want now. I believe travel is essential to expanding perception. I believe in compassion. I believe in smiling a whole hell of a lot. I believe that the right chord can make your heart open up and that the right line can change your mind. I believe in poetry. I believe in miracles. I believe in doing better when you know better. I believe in apologizing when you’re wrong. I believe in seeing the best in people. I believe in therapy. I believe in educating yourself. I believe in redemption. I believe in accountability. I believe in fighting for what matters.

8. Name all the countries you have been in the world:

United States, England, Canada, Mexico, 

9. Where in the world do you live? You don’t have to be specific, but what is the region, what is the weather like?

Technically, I live nowhere. I’ve been on the road for months. All my stuff is in a storage room - my stuff lives in Texas, though, which is apparently located roughly adjacent to the sun, because the weather is miserable. 

10. If you were on death row at this very moment, what last meal would you ask for?

Whiskey.

11. What is your favorite book?

"Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.” — Neil Gaiman

There is just no way I can choose one. But for the sake of this post, I will list 5. If you try to hold me to just five in reality, however, I will likely stab you with a pen.

The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak

All The Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Here Be Dragons, Sharon Kay Penman

The Complete Works of Emily Dickinson

(yeah, yeah. it’s 7.)

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girlmeetsbanjo’s questions:

1. Coffee or tea?

2. If you had to be born in an earlier era, which one do you think would best suit you?

3. It’s late October. It’s your life. Your favorite few people are around. You have one entire day to do what you like - guilt free and money is no object - but the day has to last a full 24 hours wherein you are not allowed to sleep. Describe your day.

4. If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go?

5. Post a photo of an outfit that you would use to describe your style ideal fashion-wise, if you only had the one photo to do it:

6. Post a photo of an outfit that you would use to describe your ideal living quarters, if you only had the one photo to do it:

7. What do you know for sure?

8. Just for today, what is your favorite song? (You can change it tomorrow.)

9. Tell me a favorite detail about the best pet you ever had - and if you haven’t had one, do you want one?

10. Name a guilty pleasure you have that you are a little embarrassed about - but not so much you’d give it up.

11. If you could have any living musician give a private concert in your living room, who would you choose?

I tagged: aaronjoliver, bittersweetfarmgirl, lightheartedwoman, strangeryouknow, honkytonkhiccup, theunionpacific, haileysnarks, growingbackwardswithtime, barbyallen,  prettygirlfromalabama, thecountryfucker, natashakills

NOTE: YOU KNOW THAT FEELING WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS ON TUMBLR AND YOU THINK ‘I WISH THEY HAD TAGGED ME’ AND IT MAKES YOU FEEL A LITTLE BLUE? I HATE THAT FEELING. I WANTED TO TAG WAY MORE THAN 11 PEOPLE, FOR SURE. SO IF YOU SEE THIS AND YOU LIKE IT, ANSWER IT ANYWAY AND TAG ME/MESSAGE ME. I’D REALLY LIKE TO READ YOUR ANSWERS! BECAUSE I HEART MY TUMBLR WORLD REAL HARD AND IF YOU’RE READING THIS, YOU’RE IN IT.

- XO, GIRLMEETSBANJO 

  1. wavingatplanes said: that sliding 5th string capo is such a good idea. can’t believe i haven’t heard of that until now

  2. kellycdb said: Do you find that those sliding 5th string capos work well? My boss always says they tend to fail after a while & that railroad spikes are better. But maybe there are better 5th capos that he doesn’t know about. Anyway, congrats on the new banjo! :)<

    Thanks! This is my first experience with the sliding 5th string capo, but I will be sure to update and let y’all know how it works after playing with it for a bit. From jump I’d say I love the quickness and convenience of it, but I can see how maybe it might need regular adjusting to make sure it clamps down on the string enough. Stay tuned. :)

    1. buffleheadcabin said: May you make one another very happy.

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    Why, thank you! I’m optimistic about this relationship. ;)