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(6 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I feel so sad at Gregs passing in a way more so than Keith's not sure why. The guy was a gentlemen as well as wonderful guitarist and musician.
ELP was and still is one of my all time favourite bands and had a great influence in my musical choices.
I know death is a part of life but losing your musical heros brings home to me how short life is.
RIP Greg and thanks.

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(12 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I grew up celebrating this event much loved by us Brits. My kids and G. kids also have enjoyed it over years and by the sounds of it's still popular now.
It strange how the attempt at mass murder should be remembered so joyfully we are a strange lot.

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(24 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Really I  haven't practiced guitar seriously for years. I play almost every day for my enjoyment. I only get serious if I've got some lead to play on a recording then I guess I practice a lot to get it right.
I just got to many other things in life to get bogged down with guitar practice every day.

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(5 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Being of a certain age early Floyd had the greatest impact on me musically. As keepitreal says Meddle was so different at the time and the track Echoes was mind blowing in good way.
The Darkside album had some great tracks was more main stream and lead to commercial success.
I enjoyed listening to all the later works but they never had the same impact of the earlier works.
I watched a couple of documentaries about the bands history and realised what a huge effect they had on the development of music in the world.

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(15 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Wishing you happy birthday Per and thanks for the up keep of Chordie..

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(5 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Hats off to you Badeye a great post and thread that's stood the test of time excellent.
Well done.

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(19 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I must say Phill that was like being transported  back to the 70's musically and I mean in a good way.
Excellent stuff. 
In my Prog Rock days if the title track didn't cover the first side of the LP it wasn't worth listening to smile

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(14 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Thanks for the comments and suggestions on the song Russ they are appreciated.

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(14 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Thanks for positive comment TF.
And the thumbs up for the ambient stuff as well..

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(14 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Thanks Jeff and Dino for the thumbs up on the song..

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(5 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Thanks guys your comments they are always appreciated.

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(14 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Thanks for the positive comments about the singing..
Your comments have inspired me to have a go in the future.

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(5 replies, posted in My local band and me)

It's basically an ambient Chillout track.
If you have about 7 minutes to waste please have listen.
It's recommended to close your eyes and think of nice things smile

https://soundcloud.com/tonykerry/sunset-avenue

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(14 replies, posted in Songwriting)

It's rare for me to sing (The term is used loosely) but I have had a go..
Just a simple song about life.
https://soundcloud.com/tonykerry/end-of-the-day

[D]In the garden of his[A]life
[G]Sits a man on a[A]stone
[D]He's surrounded by[A]flowers
[G]But sometimes feels all[A]alone

[D]His flowers are[A]tall
[G]But the weeds still grow[A]to
[D]He keeps them[A]down
[G]But some still grow right[A]through

[G]Now this is the[A] garden of his [D] life
[G]Filled with [A] darkness and [D] sunlight
[G]There is some [A] colour there is [D] grey
[D]But it [G] is what it [A] is at the end of the[D] day
[D]But it [G] is what it [A] is at the end of the[D] day

[D]He's tried his [A] best
[G]To garden with [A] care
[D]But some of his [A] loses
[G]Have been hard to [A] bear

[D]He raises his [A] hand
[G]To shield his eyes from the [A] sun
[D]But does not see [A]
[G]His life is almost [A] run

[G]Now this is the[A] garden of his [D] life
[G]Filled with [A] darkness and [D] sunlight
[G]There is some [A] colour there is [D] grey
[D]But it [G] is what it [A] is at the end of the[D] day
[D]But it [G] is what it [A] is at the end of the[D] day

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(8 replies, posted in My local band and me)

I enjoyed your cover version of the great song.
The recording was a bit spoiled by the crowd chatting as they do smile

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(10 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Great stuff Russ.
I enjoyed that..

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(7 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

How Many Lives. Good question Phill and there is no answer because we are dealing here with the mostly unpredictable  human race.
Maybe in the future our self destructive nature will be minimalized in our nature. I think it's true to say that generally we are less war like than hundred years ago. Time will tell as they say.
We have always lived a violent world and now through mass media the effects of it are brought into our homes immediately and graphically.
Which is good and bad.
Good song Phill.

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(10 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I have come to think in my old age that the human race takes it's self much to seriously. To think we matter individually or collectively to development of the universe is just a joke and it's on us...
When the human race dies out the earth will still spin until it's allotted time..
Nice song Joe got me thinking which is probably a bad thing. smile
well played..

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(15 replies, posted in My local band and me)

I remember you writing a poem and song about your loss a few years back. I think it was called "Six years of tears" that moved me and made me think then about loss of a child and what it means to the mother. Again your song has stirred up memories.
39 years back we lost a child and though I was upset I didn't realise how a mother suffers. I was young and insensitive to my wife's feelings.
We never knew where the child was buried as I dealt with the legal stuff my wife was ill at the time and I just I wanted to forget about it so I didn't ask.
My wife always wanted to know where the child was but didn't know how to go about finding the location.
Strangely it wasn't till her mother died and we sorted out the burial plot that she enquired about finding the location to the officials.
It turned out to be relatively easy just some searching through the cemetery numbers and plots until we found the unmarked grave.
My wife was so pleased she had found her baby after all these years. I had not really realised what she had felt all the years.
We now have a headstone and she has her peace..
I have always thought you had a great voice and your guitar playing has come a pace..
Well done.

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(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I'm not a fooball fan as such but like to see my country do well. After England rubbish performance against Iceland I was so glad to see Wales win against Belgium. They deserve to go all the way.
Their attitude to the matches they play is inspiring and the results are what they deserve.
Looking forward to the Potugal match.

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(6 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Rock on Guys...
Great stuff smile

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(7 replies, posted in My local band and me)

I really enjoy listening to your songs Phill and this one's no exception.
I don't think I've ever heard a duff one yet.

Looks and sounds like you all having a good time there Russ.
Nice guitar playing etc always like an instrumental smile

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(7 replies, posted in My local band and me)

I enjoyed listening to your latest song Phill.
I like the way the song poses the question of whether it's a real or imagined killing.

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(9 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Thanks for the listen etc and taking the time to comment always appreciated.
Peatle I do get the odd Squirrel in my urban garden plus Badgers and Foxes. The Badgers cause havoc on my lawn digging holes.
I tried to post a picture of a visiting Squirrel on the post. The img tags don't seem to be working.
so this is a link to the picture.
https://myspace.com/onlyarkady/mixes/st … /373648463