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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:59 am 
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Someone calling himself/herself Sandy Jacobs writes:

comment: Hi team at [name of web site contacted withheld]

How are you?

I came across your excellent site: [name of web site contacted withheld]

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We will get the content written. The content will be of excellent quality and will fit the topic/nature of your site.
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We will pay you via Paypal once the article is live.
Please update me with a price for the article placement and will speak to the client ASAP.

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Sandy Jakobs - Manager


Dear Sandy,

Thank you for contacting me asking for the right to add a generic article on a subject you know nothing about to my web site solely for the point of fooling people into going to an online gambling site. You may not have noticed but even the LINKS from my sites are - to use your wording - "of excellent quality and will fit the topic/nature of [the] site."

Even if I was willing to sell my soul the way you ask, by sending unsuspecting readers to a site that is deliberately set up to be addicting and to impoverish the user, I won't diminish the quality of my sites by stooping to include articles by people who know nothing about the subject matter except what they stea, er, borrow from other web pages to hash together just to plant a "land mine" link.

In case you ever get involved with someone selling a product that isn't harmful to my readers, our advertising policies are clearly explained here (in a link you ignored when you used our contact page to propose this tasteless and harmful scheme).


That said, if you like tasteless and harmful schemes, I have a friend who might be interested in going into business with you. He has asked me to keep an eye out for folks with your ethical parameters. Could you use a cash influx, of, say $140,000 just as a show of good faith to get your relationship with him started? Simply go to the Exiled Nigerian Prince's contact page [ http://exilednigerianprince.com ] and enter the requested bank account information.

I have it on good authority that the Prince is currently the guest of honor at a ceremony that involves a bunch of "good ol' boys" who took the past year's events as a sign that it's politically acceptable to "come out of the closet," wearing the white robes and hoods their parents carefully stowed away many years ago. He's not entirely sure what happens next, but one of the fellows let him borrow his cell phone and text me that he is enjoying the pageantry and especially the "special music," which included a rendition of several songs about keeping America for "Americans," followed by a high tenor rendition of the old folk song "O Death."

If you enter the requested banking information in his contact page, as soon as he gets back from the ceremony, he'll gladly help you get started earning the financial rewards you so richly deserve.

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Someone claiming that he works in the UK but whose e-mail address is in India sent me the following e-mail in PDF format.

From: FedEX Delivery Express [actually from fdx41@outlook.in]
Subject: Re: We Have A Package Delivery For You
CC. jgonzalez@conacyt.gov.py [Actually, the e-mail address of a spammer living in Paraguay who recently contacted me pretending to be Ms.Ella Golan, Executive Vice President Banking Division with FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF ISRAEL LTD"]

Dear Valuable Customer,

We have been expecting you to contact us for your long existing Package that was registered with us for shipment to your residential location. We thought that the UK National lottery board gave you our contact details to contact us, it may interest you to note that a letter was also added to your FedEx package, however we cannot read the full content to you via email for privacy/security reasons we understand that the package itself is a winning bank Cashier cheque which worth over $1,500.000.00 USD {ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLAR} As you may know the FedEx Delivery Express Service world-wide do not ship money in CASH but Bank Drafts/winning cheques are shippable. The package is registered with us for mailing by the UK National Lottery Promotion Board, We are sending you this email because your package is been registered on a Special delivery Order on our desk by (U.K NLB). What you have to do now is to contact our Delivery Department for immediate dispatch of your package to your residential address in your country. Note that as soon as our Delivery Team confirm your information's it will only take two working days (48hours) for your package to arrive your designated address. For your information, the VAT & Shipping charges as well as the Insurance fees have been paid by the UK National Lottery Board, before your package was registered. Note that the payment that is made on the Insurance, Premium & Clearance Certificates, is to certify that the winning cheque is not for Drug Affiliated Fund (DAF) neither is it a fund to sponsor Terrorism in your country. This will help you avoid any form of query from the Monetary Authority of your country.

Note that you will have to pay total Security fees of $221 USD to the FedEx Security Company India being full payment for the Security Keeping Fee of your package as stated in our privacy terms & conditions page. Also be informed that the UK National Lottery Promotion Company wishes you to pay for the Security Keeping charges, but we do not accept such payment just like that considering the fact that all items & packages that is registered with us have a time limitation and we cannot accept payment that is not known to us, so you are to send us your full detail so we can furnish you with our own payment procedures for the security keeping fee of your parcel containing $1,500,000.00 USD. Kindly note that the lottery promotion did not leave us with any further information we hope that you respond to this mail as urgent as possible because if you fail to respond until the expiry date of this package, we may refer the package to the British Commission for Welfare as the package do not have a return address.
Kindly contact the delivery department (FedEx Delivery Post Office India) with the details given below: FedEx Delivery Post Contact Person: Mr. Bright Wilson INDIA Office Tel: +91-964-364-5831
UK Office Tel: +44-702-408-3525 Email: fdx41@outlook.in
kindly complete the below form and send it to the email address given above. This is mandatory to reconfirm your Postal address and telephone number before we can commence on your delivery. -------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------- Kindly complete the above

Dear Mr. Wilson (and Mr. Gonzalez if you're seeing this)

Thank you for your concern that I might be missing out on a jackpot for a lottery I never entered. And I agree that sending you $221 for the privilege of receiving a cashier's check for $1.5 million is really a good deal. However, I am afraid you have contacted the wrong person. The lottery earnings you are hoping to send me actually belong to the Exiled Nigerian Prince, as he is the person who dabbles in such things.

No fear, I will forward him your e-mail so he can get in touch with you. However, he is away from his national bank at the moment and his credit cards have been put on hold as the result of a "dust-up" in Guatemala. However he CAN do banking online and would have no trouble transferring money out of his account directly into yours. In fact, he'll be glad to add an extra $150,000 to the amount he sends you, as a sort of "finder's fee" for the time it took you to track him down.

If this sounds good to you, please go to the Exiled Nigerian Prince's contact page [ http://exilednigerianprince.com ] and enter the requested banking information, including your bank account and routing code. As soon as you see his transfer of $150,221, you should be able to start the paperwork on your end to send him the package.

Have a great day!

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Someone calling himself/herself Kadri writes:

Dear Paul Race,

How would you like to make money on auto drive? Using our proven techniques, we can show you step by step instructions to create an income that generates deposits to your bank account automatically.

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Dear Kadri,

Telling me I signed up for your scams/spams does not make it so.

And I'm not all that anxious to keep up a relationship that starts with a lie on your part.

That said, I have a friend who LOVES make.money.fast schemes like yours. In fact, he'll pay you a finder's fee for $22,000 just for bringing it to his attention.

If you want to cash in on this, pleas go to the Exiled Nigerian Prince's contact page [ http://exilednigerianprince.com ] and enter the requested information so he can deposit the $22,000 into your account.

Ooops, I just heard from him when I e-mailed him about your scheme.

Frankly, I AM glad to hear from him, as the last time I heard from him he was in a sort of worrisome situation. But it's all better now. Apparently he was guest of honor at a lynching party because he is a black Muslim foreigner. But he is also a multimillionaire. So when they put a black hood over his head to drive him to the place of the lynching, he bribed two of the men with white hoods to let him go and put the black hood on one of their fellow haters instead. A mutual friend reports that the hater who involuntarily took his place was beaten severely before the switch was discovered, but escaped with his life, more's the pity.

Back to the subject: the Prince was so excited about your offer that he told me would raise the amount to $50,000 if you sent him the information by midnight tonight. After midnight, this offer will be rescinded, and it will go back to $22,000. So hurry and get in line for the kind of free cash you have been lying about to other people up to now. I'm sure your diligence and timely response will be rewarded as it deserves.


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Someone calling herself Michelle Sandoval writes:


I tried reaching you at 5494421043 and could not connect with you, so I figured I would follow up with an email instead.. I'm currently on [name of one of my web sites withheld].

I noticed that you are currently running AdWords or have in the past for [web site name withheld]. 9 out of 10 times I speak to people they are typically wasting 40 to 60 percent of the budget on wasted clicks and missing out on a huge return on investment.

My name is Michelle and I am a Google Certified Specialist meaning I am quite knowledgeable when it comes to Paid Search and SEO services. My goal is to help you and your marketing efforts improve going into 2017. I would love to speak with you about taking a behind the scenes look at your marketing strategies and see what areas are in need of most improvement. If I cannot show you how to improve your ROI or any value at all then I will give you one of the following at no additional charge:

1. Website mock up at no charge
2. Hosting for 1 year at no charge
3. Mobile website optimization at no charge
4. $500 off of ANY of our services

Do you have some time to do an analysis this week? I can assure you it's worth it.
Michelle Sandoval

CyberAmbition865 S. Figueroa St. Suite 3030Los Angeles CA 90017United States of America

Dear Michelle,
Why do you imagine that dialing random phone numbers that have nothing to do with me would reach me? Maybe I should dial random numbers and ask for you and see how that works out.

Better yet, why do you imagine that I would be impressed by your attempt to reach me by dialing random phone numbers that have nothing to do with me (prefixed by an area code that doesn't even exist in North America)?

Considering that a scammer with a grade school education figured out how to call us on the phone last Christmas and pretend that her children wouldn't have a Christmas unless we sent her gift cards, it makes me think that your research skills are weak. Which doesn't build my confidence about any of your other purported skills.

And telling me that you'll give my $500 OFF your services is a great way to tell me that you plan to overcharge for whatever service you intend to provide. Spending several thousand dollars to save a couple hundred advertising dollars a year that could be better targeted isn't necessarily attractive to me.

I CAN send you to a friend who needs help with his web page. He doesn't use AdWords at all, but that's not what this was about anyway, was it?

The Exiled Nigerian Prince has been trying to get someone to help him get his web page set up for almost two years. He has paid close to a million dollars to people who contacted us out of the blue (just like you) and so far has nothing to show for it except a site name that leads to a page claiming he doesn't even EXIST!

Unfortunately, he's not in daily contact; he's being given an extended tour of the Mississippi river by a prescient white boy called Shucks. They try to stop by an internet cafe once a day or so and send me a message, although with so many racists coming out of the closet these days, it's gotten a lot harder for a black foreigner to eat a meal in peace in some towns.

If you want to help, and you think a budget of, say $45,000 would be enough to get you started, please log into the Exiled Nigerian Prince's contact page [ http://exilednigerianprince.com ] and enter the requested information, including you bank account number and routing code. After he has a chance to deposit the aforementioned sum, he'll get in contact with you and tell you what his expectations are. (I understand that he wants the Dancing Baby somewhere on the site, since he's still addicted to that animation.)

I'm sure your efforts will be rewarded exactly as you deserve.

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As the humorist Dave Barry often says, I am NOT making this up. I honestly JUST received this email:

Subject: DEAD or ALIVE
Payment Code: (777WQS)


Please be notified that the management of China CITIC Bank international
limited Asia Pacific has been instructed us to contact you.

Therefore, we are writhing to know if it's true that you are DEAD? because we
received a notification from one (MR. GERALD SAMAROO) of USA stating that you
are DEAD and that you have giving him the right to claim your funds. He stated
you died in a CAR accident. He has been calling us regarding this issue, but
we cannot proceed with him until we confirm this by not hearing from you after

Be advised that we have made all arrangements for you to receive and confirm
your funds without anymore stress, and without any further delays. All we need
to confirm now is your been DEAD Or still Alive.

Because this MAN'S message brought shock to our minds. And we just can't
proceed with him until we confirm if this is a reality OR not, But if it
happened we did not hear from you after 7days, then we say: MAY YOUR SOUL REST

Feel free to call on us for more clarification +86 130 5945 4373

We await your urgent response.

Yours Faithfully,

Mr. Robert Chen.
China CITIC Bank < China@dommel.be >
Foreign Remittance department
Telex Transfer Section,
China CITIC Bank International.

Dear Mr. Chen,

You're right, I am dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of my burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. I am as dead as a door-nail.

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that I am as dead as a door-nail.

I write this urgently from beyond the grave because you are in apparent agony while you await the truth. Why else would you be "writhing"? However I must insist that I have never heard of your "MR. GERALD SAMAROO," and have no idea why he should imagine that he has any claims to any money that you are holding on my behalf.

The person you should be writhing, er writing to is the Exiled Nigerian Prince, who always took charge of that sort of thing for me while I was alive. If you have moneys to deposit anywhere, they should go to him.

The best way to take care of this thing is a direct transfer. If you would be so kind as to go to the Exiled Nigerian Prince's contact page [ http://exilednigerianprince.com ] and enter the requested banking information, including how much money would have been due me if I wasn't dead as a doornail, he'll make certain that the money is transferred in the correct fashion.

I am so glad you contacted me when you did. Now I can rest easy knowing that this is settled!

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Dear Reader,

When I went online to post a review of a recent Amazon purchase, Amazon's system asked me to post a review of Huckleberry Finn, a book I downloaded to get ideas for the Duke and Dauphin part of the Prince's adventure I started last year.

My review is here:
https://www.amazon.com/review/RYKO7BFPL ... eml_rv0_rv

It also explains, somewhat, why the Prince's adventures have somewhat ground to a halt in recent weeks - I have trouble trying to be humorous about real-world events that are heartbreaking.

In the meantime, please pray for the abused, the dispossessed, the unfairly imprisoned, and the many other victims of the people who are now running the country, courtesy of a resurgence of the hateful ignorant and a demagogue who knew how to manipulate them into voting against their own interests.

And then speak up for those who can't (or because of ignorance, won't) speak up for themselves.

Yes, I can hear some of you saying, "Am I my brother's keeper?" And others saying, "Who is my neighbor?"

But if you remember your Bible, you'll remember that the first quote was spoken by history's first recorded murderer, and the second quote was spoken by a religious hypocrite of a Pharisee sect that Jesus often preached against (and in one case called "sons of hell). You have every right to side with the "sons of hell," if you wish. Just please stop calling yourselves "Christian," unless you have your heart set on hearing the words "Depart from Me, I never knew you."

Back to the original subject, please go to my review. If you like it, please click that you found the review helpful. If you don't like it, that's fine, too, click whatever you want.

Following the reverse chronology I was following when I had the Prince and Shucks retracing Huck and Jim's route backwards, I should probably be handling the Hatfields and McCoy storyline next, but that one's going to be tricky, too. We'll see.

- Paul

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Note: Your account would be locked if this is not resolved

Thanks for helping us keep your account secure.


Dear Spammer/Scammer/Identity Thief/Virus Promulgator,

Thank you for warning me that I have been locked out of the e-mail system on which I received this e-mail. I guess I must have imagined receiving the spams that came after yours.

Tell you what, go ahead and shut down the e-mail mailbox in question, since you obviously have no control over the mailbox I actually use.

While you're at it, renew the extended warranty on my car, pre-approve me for a $30,000 small business loan, improve the search engine results on all my web pages, and introduce me to Russian cuties whose greatest desire is to meet overweight old happily married men online.

Oh, and if you really want to hit the jackpot, I have a friend who is desperate to sneak ill-gotten funds into banks in your country. Would you be willing to help him by accepting, say $11,000,000US as a deposit into your personal or business bank account and allowing him to transfer half the funds back out a week later? That would amount to paying you $5,500,000 for your services.

If that sounds like a good plan to you, please go to my friend's contact page http://exilednigerianprince.com and enter the requested information about your bank account and routing code. He is currently on an extended tour of the Mississippi River, so he is out of microwave range much of the time. However, he'll be glad to facilitate the exchange the next time he has internet access.

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Someone writes:

Quoting mon307 <mon307@bigvet.help>:

Salute, I'm all alone charming girlie in search of a good guy to have a fun with :=)

How old are you, where are you from?
reply me if you need my photos. Have a nice time ;)



Dear Mon,

Thanks for getting in touch and for your kind offer, but I already have a woman I love that I can have a fun with.

That said, I would be remiss if I didn't put you in contact with a single friend who, as far as I know, doesn't have anybody to have a fun with these days.

The Exiled Nigerian Prince is a nice-looking man who seems to be very courteous toward women, but he has had a broken heart ever since his Honduran girlfriend sought asylum in the United States and he stayed away to keep from complicating her application.

In fact, he's so lonely, he may even be willing to pay your passage from wherever you're writing. Would $40,000 be enough to get you to America?

Why don't you go to his contact page ( http://ExiledNigerianPrince.com )? There you'll see a lovely painting of the fellow in his crown that, frankly, does not do him justice. If you like what you see, enter the information about the bank account he should deposit money in for you. Soon you'll be on your way to a whole new life.

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When filling out the signup sheet for our newsletter ( https://creekdontrise.com/newsletter/mdl_index.htm ), someone calling himself Christie Cortez (and claiming to be accomplished on nearly every musical instrument manufactured today) wrote:

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[That's right, they included the before-and-after Spellcheck version.]

Christie Cortez
[URL of a fake website set up to provide a backstory to other scams withheld]


Dear Christie,

Thank for getting in touch. It's not often I meet someone who is so good at so many things. In fact it's never happened before. Actually, I don't think it's happened yet.

Usually when I get these generic, nearly incoherent e-mails, they're from people who want to sign up for my discussion forums and hope that if I'm fooled into letting them contribute, they will eventually have the chance to start spamming the list with ads for "organic viagra" or some such.

They never get into the system. Period.

You, on the other hand, have asked to sign up for a newsletter on topics that you obviously know nothing about. Are you hoping that if I trust you to receive my newsletter long enough, you'll eventually have access to submit your objectionable advertisements into it?

How exactly do you see that happening?

It seems to me that you must just be starting out in this career path. Perhaps you need a mentor. I know of no better example than the Exiled Nigerian Prince, currently sailing north on the Mississippi river with a young friend who has managed to steer him out of more one dangerous situation since the racists and other haters throughout the country have "come out of the woodwork" to welcome the new national administration - you know, the one that wants to put a White Supremacist on the National Security Council, a stooge for the oil companies in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and a woman whose family has spent the last forty years trying to destroy public education in their home state of Michigan and several other states in charge of the Department of Education.

Sorry, I got off topic. At any rate the Exiled Nigerian Prince would be glad to give you lessons in scamming the "poorly educated." But he requires a refundable deposit to make certain you're really interested in learning this stuff. If you'd like to get free lessons in scamming from the very best, simply go to his contact pate [ http://exilednigerianprince.com ] and enter the requested banking information. Right now, the Prince and his boatmate Shucks are steering around a number of towns where the racism factor seems especially high, so he's not always in touch. But the next time he is in range of a wireless signal he can access, he will receive your request, withdraw exactly $50 from your bank account, and get in touch with you to schedule your first "class." If after that class, you decide there's nothing that the Prince can teach you that you don't already know, just ask him to refund your money, and he will refund it gladly.

What could go wrong when you ask the world's most notorious scammer to teach you a lesson?

Here's hoping you achieve the kind of success in life that you truly deserve!

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Dear Reader,

Having just moved to a home that has changed hands four times in the last fifteen years, we get a lot of mail addressed to the people we bought the house from, the people who lived here before them, the people who lived here before them, and the people who lived here before them.

Usually it's ads for products I have no interest in.

This week, though, brought a scam letter from a "charity" that - to its credit - actually spends some 50% of the money that comes in on the needs it claims to represent, but which also falsely implies a direct association with legitimate organizations and causes that most people support.

I won't spell it out, for the sake of people who have donated to this "charity" because the cause they claim to serve is close to their hearts. But I will point out what makes me call them scammers.

The person they wrote to is the previous owner to the previous owner - she hasn't lived here for about six years. But the letter, clearly addressed to MY present address, starts out, "First, thank you for your recent purchase from our gift shop." No, there was no "recent purchase" from the gift shop - for one thing it's 500 miles away from here, and if the owner had ordered something online she wouldn't have given this address. Nor would she have spelled her name the way the letter spells it, the way it is apparently spelled on some "sucker" mailing list that this "charity" has purchased from another so-called charity.

But mispellings and wrong addresses aside, WHENEVER a so-called charity that you never heard of tries to make you think you already have a relationship with them by thanking you for previous donations, etc., they are trying to scam you. Period. Would you get involved personally with someone whose first communication to you is a lie? Why would you give to an organization that lies from the start? You might as well fall in love with the next married man who claims his wife doesn't understand him. (Usually the problem is that she does.)

If you like the idea of giving money to liars and scammers in the hope that some of it will go to support the cause they claim to support, feel free.

For myself, I'd rather give to people who don't lie to me and who don't keep 50-98% of my donations to pay their own salaries and fundraising costs.

For more information on giving where it counts, check out our FamilyChristmasOnline.com article here:

https://familychristmasonline.com/musin ... _count.htm

Have a blessed year, all,

Paul Race, CreekDontRise.com

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Look to Riverboat Music buyers' guide for descriptions of musical instruments by people who play musical instruments. Learn 5-string banjo at your own speed, with many examples and user-friendly explanations. Explains the various kinds of banjos and what each is good for. Learn more about our newsletter for roots-based and acoustic music. Folks with Bb or Eb instruments can contribute to worship services, but the WAY they do depends on the way the worship leader approaches the music. A page devoted to some of Paul's own music endeavors.
- Trains and Hobbies -
Free building projects for your vintage railroad or Christmas village.
Visit Lionel Trains. Click to see Thomas Kinkaded-inspired Holiday Trains and Villages. Big Christmas Train Primer: Choosing and using model trains with holiday themes Building temporary and permanent railroads with big model trains Click to see HO scale trains with your favorite team's colors.
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Visit the FamilyChristmasOnline site. Visit Howard Lamey's glitterhouse gallery, with free project plans, graphics, and instructions. Click to return to the Old Christmas Tree Lights Table of Contents Page Click to sign up for Maria Cudequest's craft and collectibles blog.
Click to visit Fred's Noel-Kat store.
Visit the largest and most complete cardboard Christmas 'Putz' house resource on the Internet.
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Click to see reviews of our favorite family-friendly Christmas movies. Free, Family-Friendly Christmas Stories Decorate your tree the old-fashioned way with these kid-friendly projects. Free plans and instructions for starting a hobby building vintage-style cardboard Christmas houses. Click to find free, family-friendly Christmas poems and - in some cases - their stories. Traditional Home-Made Ornaments

Click to trains that commemorate your team!

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