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mekidsmom wrote:

UJB - SIXTY EIGHT TIMES!  Um... uh... well... no comment.  LOL!

That's not counting the 4 shows I saw with the variations of the band after Jerry died; 1 in '08 and 3 in '16. Back in the day I knew people that had seen them hundreds of times. I was just a wanna-be compared to a lot of Heads.

I thought of a couple more.

In 1970 Three Dog Night came to my hometown. I didn't actually get into the venue to see them but being it was at a baseball field 2 short blocks from home, I was able to sit on the porch and listen. I also saw Brooks and Dunn.


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Forgot to answer the question. http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_2926.gif

I've seen a LOT of concerts over the years, and no Amy, they were not all Dead. smile

But I'll start with them.

Grateful Dead- 68x
Yes- 2x
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Molly Hatchet
.38 Special
Crosby, Stills and Nash- 3x
Moody Blues
David Bowie
Todd Rundgren and Utopia
Little Feat
Bella Fleck
Arlo Guthrie
Richie Havens
Micheal Hedges
John Pearse

There's probably more but I get kinda blurry eyed when I start trying to remember them all.

A couple that I regret missing are Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd. I was invited to Madison Square Garden to see Pink Floyd's "The Wall" tour but I was dead broke at the time and had to turn it down.


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beamer wrote:

You know, I have to tell this story.  Back when OZZY first went solo and was on the Blizzard tour, he came to my town.  All I knew was Crazy Train and Iron man, but I wanted to go very bad.   I was 12.  My parents had bought into the whole Press  hoopla and were afraid for me to go...

...Why do I miss that 1980 show so bad?  I would have gotten to see Randy  Rhodes in his prime and right before he died.

I saw them in 1981 at the Johnstown War Memorial in Johnstown, Pa. I slowly inched my way towards the stage asking people if they would mind if I took a picture. I got to within 3-4 rows and someone finally said; "Yes, I do mind". So that's where I spent the rest of the night. My brother has the originals right now but here is one of the pics I took that night. He doctored it a bit and made a double image for use in his girlfriend's art gallery. The original is not like this. In the original you can see the "Ozzy" tattooed on his fingers.

ETA: I'll have him email me a few and share them later.



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27 for me.

But to be fair, I used JJJ's process of elimination on a couple of them.


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Yep. We had one of those in Jan of '16. Fortunately for us though, it only happens once every 4-5 years.

So far this winter we have had a grand total of about 3 inches.


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Giving up a part of your life, and usually a lot of people associated with it, isn't easy. I was there. When I gave up my vice, which wasn't alcohol,  I not only gave it up, I moved a couple months later, left no forwarding address and only told a few people. It needed to be a clean break for it to work. I had one relapse a couple months after I quit but it ended up reinforcing my resolve to be done with it.  It took me a few more months to start feeling normal again. I didn't even realize I wasn't feeling normal until it started coming back to me. After I was completely free I found that even being around someone that partied the way I used to, I didn't care. Nothing was going to drag me back to the abyss I had been headed for.

Hang with it. It WILL get better. Maybe I'll see you in NY in August.


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

Changes can never be forced on someone. They have to come from within. Take it from someone who has been there.

Best wishes in your new direction.


(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Russell_Harding wrote:

it looks like only 4 to 5 weeks of winter left "yippee" smile

Not so fast there cowboy. We haven't heard from Punxsutawney Phil yet. smile


BTW. Great song. smile


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WOW!  I gotta get in here more often.  This thread certainly took some twists and turns. NGD, fishing and now knee replacement. I'm gonna need a minute for my head to stop spinning. smile

Happy NGD Joey.

TF, shouldn't you be cutting some holes in frozen lakes to do some fishing? smile

And that knee x-ray http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_6656.gif I know nothing about knee replacement so maybe I'm missing something. How does a knee work with the bottom half flat and the top half nearly flat? That's a very odd looking setup. It doesn't look like it would bend smoothly.


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joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

Haven't seen this room for over one year.

Look Out! I see many more NGD posts coming in '17. smile

Happy New Year


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Happy New Year Everyone.

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Happy Birthday Amy!  http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_2309.gif

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

I "Second That Emotion"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sti_tuBiv5g   Jim. Grab your honey and dance with her to this one.

Here's another version of Bill's song recommendation.


I've been working on Father Christmas off and on since it was selected. It's taking a lot more work than I thought it would.


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Zurf wrote:

Jim's younger than I figured.



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Merry Christmas to all from Pennsylvania.

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(294 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Spent a little time tonight catching up on PRW. Some really great stuff that I haven't heard for a very long time.

But I especially enjoyed ELP's "Take a Pebble"  Thanks for a long ago discarded memory TF smile


EDIT: I should pay attention to spellcheck


(9 replies, posted in Recording)

I've been putting money back all year for myself.

I broke a tooth back in June and have a root canal that lost it's cap and filling so my gift to myself is getting some dental work done this winter. Not much pleasure in that but it needs to be done.


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bswyers wrote:

We'll have to see how things play out but I would love to set up a Clarion River jam.

About 3 hours for me. It takes me 5 hrs. to get to NY so Clarion is easily doable.

I may want to consider throwing up my tent though. Coming across the mountains after dark can be rather hazardous with the deer population.


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Hi Butch

Don't recognize the name so I guess I got here after you took a break. Nice to meet you. I have an ex-brother--in-law in Shippenville. Haven't been up that way for 12 years or so.

Back in 2001 I tried tearing the tip of my left index finger off. It was pretty ugly. I got it caught between an oak log and a steel post on the truck it was being loaded on. The Doc put it back together pretty well but I was out of action for over a year, not that it mattered a whole lot since I wasn't playing much at the time. I was fortunate enough to get full mobility back.

There are a few gatherings within a reasonable driving distance. One in Syracuse, NY, hosted by mekidsmom, in August. That's become an annual event for me. Another one, hosted by yours truly smile in October near Blain, Pa. When things work out right for him there's another one in Northern Va. hosted by Zurf. Looking forward to seeing you at one of them.



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My first guitar was a sunburst. I walked into the store and it immediately caught my eye. I knew nothing about guitars at the time but this Epiphone sunburst practically jumped off the wall into my hands. I bought it just for the color. My second one was the Alvarez 12 string; all natural. Looking at them side by side I decided that I preferred the natural color of the wood.  I wouldn't buy another painted guitar.


(25 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Tenement Funster wrote:

I have to honestly admit that the Asian-made product is as good as the Canadian-made

I have to agree. I have an Eastman guitar and mandolin that were made in China. The guitar is a lower end model but I've played a couple of their higher end guitars and they hold their own with any of the other big names. Beautiful sounding and playing instruments.

I have a Martin and a '46 Epiphone archtop that were made in the USA. I also have a '71 Fender acoustic. I believe it was made in the US but not certain. I'd have to look at it and it's not here at the moment.

Then there's the 3 Alvarez and 4 Epiphone that are Japanese. The Alvarez are beautiful guitars. 3 of the 4 Epi's from the 70's are a little lacking in the QC department.

Jandle so kindly reminded me about this one today. Thank you Jan. smile

We have a brand new song from "upsidedown-n-backwards" here. http://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic. … 28#p179028 He asked for help in arranging it and several people made suggestions. At this point in time it hasn't been recorded; as far as I know. I think this would be a great song for everyone to play since there are no preconceived notions as to how it should sound. So I would like to nominate it for January Song of the Month.


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Well, this thread has certainly taken a strange twist. smile

Tenement Funster wrote:

Love tea ... but it has to be Tetley's.

Tetley is the one I use on a daily basis but I keep a box of Earl Grey around for a cup in the evening before bed.

But I would never ruin it with milk/cream. http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_6974.gif Just a teaspoon of honey for me. smile


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beamer wrote:

HMM I have been drinking a lot of decaf Earl Grey lately. Maybe it’s the BBC and Captain Picard’s influence. LOLOL

I've been a tea drinker since I was about 12yo.

I actually learned of Earl Grey from Picard. Good stuff!