Good night nurse……………..

Good night nurse……………..

The haters are at it again
Just more whining and bitching about Patrick
Same circus, same clowns
I hope Schlange is proud of his buddies
He always resorts to this when activity is low
I would like to talk to him about this ongoing savaging of my son, friend and business partner but he is probably as much of a coward as his sock puppets, toadies and sycophants. The posters are doing the dirty work but he is pulling the strings.

I do not believe we can stop this behavior. It is part and parcel of the internet in general and the fantasy world that is the hangout in particular. But maybe we can make them grunt a bit.

Here is a link to their current advertisers

Their money is supporting this shameful platform. Let them know that you will not patronize them as long as they are funding these people.

Here is a chance to do what is right
It only takes a minute and you never know – you may be their next target

Peace to all,
Pat Costello (Dear Old Dad)



Homemade Banjos in Joplin, Missouri!

I got a note from Doug in Missouri with a few questions. Near the end he had some exciting news about  a television appearance with his banjos.

If you get on google check out my video on KSN Tv for joplin banjo builder Brad Douglas. Have learn a lot from your videos and thank you so much for all you give out and I do as you say PASS IT ON

I found the article and it’s really nice.

From The Four States Home Page:

JOPLIN, MO.— A Joplin man is strumming up a fun hobby in his retirement. For the past 10 years, Doug Crane has been making banjos in his free time. He uses special wood for the banjos. Some of the wood has been from debris after the Joplin tornado. Another banjo he’s making is made from the wood of a man’s boyhood home. He picked up the hobby a decade ago from a book he bough for 25 cents and just kept getting better and better.

In addition to the story they did a neat video interview:

Doug’s questions were about jamming. Well, the best way to learn how to jam is to do it. If you are near Joplin contact Doug and make some music with him!


As a lot of you already noticed, we are moving The Daily Frail to Vimeo. We are keeping our YouTube videos up, so don’t panic. We are simply changing delivery systems.

Before we move on, let’s take a look back at my YouTube channel:

614 videos. 3,987,875 Views. 11,000 Subscribers.

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The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo Second Edition

Cover of the How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo

Now that The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo is ten years old I am working on a second edition. There will be new content, updated tabs and other changes.

It would help me out a lot if some of you took the time to write down your thoughts about The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo. What was helpful? What was not helpful? What would you like to see in the second edition?

You can write me at When you write, please make sure to let me know if it is okay to quote you in the new book.

Mountain Dew

Dear Patrick, I dedicated this one to you and Dear Old Dad on youtube. Thought you might wanna check it out. Thanks so much you guys.