Sat down to give Sunday Morning Coming Down last night.  I've never played it, but it's all cowboy chords and it's in my wheelhouse.  I also saw an episode of Drunk History that featured Sunday Morning Coming Down, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson.  So anyway, I'll try and record it this weekend. I've got a couple people coming around the back yard on Saturday to enjoy some wine and pick some guitars, so maybe we'll do it as a group.

Happy birthday, Topdown. Have fun, but don't overdo.

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Good to hear from you Bushy. Whether you play or not, you'd be welcome at any of the Chordie inspired gatherings, I'm sure. You're welcome at my campfire anytime.

Do you have any artist's names we should check out from the Australian country music scene?  I'm thrilled to see Willie Nelson with yet another number 1 record.

TIGLJK wrote:

I'm Gonna Live Forever

by Billy Joe Shaver

I'll second that one too.  In fact, I already perform this song, so I'll just record it and put it up once my voice heals up.

Abusing moderator privilege to edit in a link to a recording of Live Forever I knocked out between meetings at work. Campfire style - no polish.

https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/live-forever-cover

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The youngest thought that Jambalaya required ballet dancing.  It probably did.

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Got them started young.

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Baldguitardude wrote:
Zurf wrote:

I'd add effort to the list.

My daughters have aptitude for music. One remembers lyrics and melody seemingly effortlessly.  The other is good with rhythm and lyrics. But neither one likes to practice.  So I tell them frequently, "You have talent. But hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

We are working on this one with the 10-year-old right now. He's smart and gifted and LAZY. Trying to get the kid to work for more than the bare minimum is tricky.

We're having that same challenge with our eldest. We keep trying to teach her how to get good results, but she's more interested in skating by on the minimum. Now there are times for skating by on the minimum.  Some things you just smile and nod your way through until it's time to go. But not with EVERYTHING.

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I'd add effort to the list.

My daughters have aptitude for music. One remembers lyrics and melody seemingly effortlessly.  The other is good with rhythm and lyrics. But neither one likes to practice.  So I tell them frequently, "You have talent. But hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

As usual, completely up in the air for me. My sister lives in Elmira and I owe her a visit. Or...really about ten visits.  She's a musician too, though I'm not sure if she's still playing. At one time she played banjo, mountain dulcimer, and guitar and sang folk songs ... I mean old mountain folk songs.  Like the kind of obscure stuff that gets played in intros to voiceovers at state parks where they talk about the logging heritage of a region.  Anyway, it would be fun, but I have no idea of what is possible.  If it works, I'll pitch a tent and bring my cot. There's not many places I'm not comfortable with my cot and a tent. I think the likelihood is on the lower end - 15% maybe.

Female - Walking After Midnight by Patsy Cline

I'll second the vote for Father And Son.  It's one I used to do and I could use a break from having to learn new stuff (though it's been a fun challenge). 
Also, a song I've been trying to learn but instead have been learning all these blasted CAGED chords (jk) is Guy Clark's Bag of Bones.  I need to learn how to do slide for that one though.  Dang it's such a good song.

Also I talked to Beamer yesterday and told him Santa Monica is all electric power chords and he ought to take a whack at it.  I hope he will.  It's right up his alley.

I'm working on Santa Monica.  It's another like Jack and Diane that uses partial chord shapes up the neck - so a good intro to CAGED.  I'm learning.  Also the timing on the lyrics is critical to the rhythm of the song and they are non-traditional timings. 

I'll knock Sunday Morning Coming Down out some afternoon when I've got laundry in the machine.

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I've used Discount Tires. I have them ship the tires to my mechanic, who calls me when they come in. Then I go and have him install them. It works great.

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I see banner ads, but not so much side bar ads.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Peatle Jville wrote:

Hi Bill
Knocked Kneed is a expression I like. It is used in NZ by some parts Kiwi society.Look fprward to seeing what you come up with.
I am not playing music at the moment due to health issues, just adding a few bad vocals here and there,  Attached is my latest vocal effort .
Wishing you and Dondra all the best.
https://soundcloud.com/eatleville/no-mo … -the-blues

I hope a full recovery from your health issues comes your way soon.

In the meanwhile, bad vocals are a speciality of mine.  Keep up the good work.

Peatle Jville wrote:

A  short Youtube tribute to Dino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1Ks7FS … e=youtu.be

That was thoughtful.

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That must have been awesome! I look forward to hearing the results.

Jandle wrote:

Well looks like your gonna have to go visit topdown this month Zurf, record him and then put it up on Sound Cloud for us all to hear wink

Sounds good to me.

Topdown has to do Sunday Morning Coming Down.  He doesn't have to listen to it, but he has to do it.

My declaration of what Topdown has to do will have exactly as much influence on Topdown's actual behavior as I think it will.  ;-)

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Happy NGD.  Your walls are going to start looking the way I imagine Jx3's to look.

RLMay57 - I'm going to move your message to the "About Chordie" forum, because I think you're more likely to get a useful answer there.  I'll leave a redirect so that you'll be able to find it.

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I generally don't know abot the personal lives of artists. When I do, I make decisions based on that. My faith teaches me not to judge, but sometimes there's a difference between judging and enabling. I try not to judge or enable.

Also Creep.

Sunday Morning Coming Down is a crowd favorite for Topdown.  He also does a good job with Johnny Cash songs in general.