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

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

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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(285 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.


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

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.



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

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.


(14 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!


(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Try these. John Pearse PB 80/20

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5549/30524409334_6a511cd6bd_b.jpgJohn Pearse Strings by unclejoesband, on Flickr

http://www.tennessean.com/story/enterta … /94625742/

Back in 1970 — the same year Gruhn Guitars opened up shop in Nashville — owner George Gruhn sold his first of many guitars to Eric Clapton. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ended up being a loyal customer, and 46 years later, he and Gruhn's friendship has come full circle.

Instead of buying guitars from Gruhn, he's selling them.

On Tuesday morning, the Nashville store put 29 guitars from Clapton's personal collection up for sale. That includes a 1941 Martin 000-45 acoustic — priced at $150,000 — and a number of Fender Stratocasters, Gibson Byrdlands and D'Angelico archtop guitars. By Tuesday afternoon, a dozen instruments had already been sold (but that Martin's still up for grabs.)

What sparked the sale? Gruhn says Clapton occasionally does some "downsizing" in his collection, and has sold his guitars through auctions in the past, but this is first time he's worked with Gruhn Guitars.

"Eric is a customer, but also a friend," Gruhn tells The Tennessean. "He's always treated me well, and I try to do that in turn. It's been a long-term relationship, and it's something very important to us."

You can see the full collection online at http://guitars.com/eric-clapton-collection.


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Tenement Funster wrote:

If I may share a personal experiment ...

During my late-teens, I decided that having a double-neck electric guitar (6-string + bass) would be cool. I had a couple of "el cheapo" guitars I'd bought second-hand, and proceeded to slice - dice - dowel - glue - clamp, etc. to make them into one. The end result was a feed-back prone mess that weighed about 35 lbs., looked like the dickens, and sounded stupid. I painted it green, with some red and black markings, and appropriately named it "Frankenstein". If I'd wanted a travel case for it, nothing less than a small U-Haul would have sufficed. lol Good times!

This post is totally inappropriate with out pics. big_smile


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

Happy Thanksgiving to all our U.S Chordie friends


(28 replies, posted in Songwriting)

TIGLJK wrote:

I think it needs a chorus that changes  the progression up.

I thought the same thing when I read it this morning. I took a slightly different approach to breaking up the steady D C G. Instead of writing new lines for a chorus, I changed the chord progression every 4 lines. I also moved the C a little farther along in the line. The lower case C is in the original position. The song seemed to flow smoother for me where I placed the capital C.

   D                                c              C                      G
To all of those in my life who care about me,
   D                                   c                C                     G
my eyes are filled with hurt, so much I can't see.
    D                             c                         C                G
Just please have patience, for I've fallen again,
    D                               c         C                          G
no matter how hard I try, I feel I just can't win.
   Em                                       Am                             
I brush myself off, put my feet back on the ground,
        Em                                               Am                    D
because I know there's a reason, why I'm still around.
  Em                                     Am               
I try as hard as I can, to do my very best,
          Em                                         Am                          D
but it seems like all my efforts, never please the rest.

  D                                         C                          G
I feel like all the people, I care about the most,
   D                                                           C                         G   
don't acknowledge me, it makes me feel like I'm a ghost.


Just my 2 bucks. (inflation ya know) smile


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Looks like Amy (mekidsmom) has a bit of snow to deal with today. One of the benefits of living within striking distance of the Great Lakes. smile

Stay safe out there Amy.

http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news … ered-roads

• Lake effect snow continues through the day.
• WNW winds will be sustained 15-30 mph with gusts 40+ mph possible.
• Slippery roads, reduced visibility and even some whiteouts are possible.
• A new 6 to 12 inches or more of snow is expected today.
• Plan on doubling your morning commute time compared to normal drive time.
• Snow winds down overnight. Much quieter weather Tuesday.

Expect a very snowy Monday as lake effect snow continues to fall throughout the day. There will be locals bands of heavier snow where snowfall rates will be 1-2” per hour. Lake effect snow warnings remain in effect for all of central New York through 7pm tonight. A lake effect snow warning means that lake effect snow is likely to cause high impacts to travel.  These impacts include snow-covered and slippery roads along with reduced visibility with occasional whiteout conditions possible.

Last night most of central New York saw anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow in low elevations, but for today we’re forecasting a new 3 to 8 inches of snow including Syracuse by the time you come home from work and the kids are home from school (if they have school).  This would bring total event snowfall of about 8 to 16 inches for the vast majority of our viewing area.

The hill towns south of Syracuse and the Tug Hill can expect a new 6 to 12 inches of snow by this evening, that plus the 6 to 12 received last night would make event totals in the hill towns of 12 to almost 24 inches.

In addition to the snow gusty northwest winds of 15 to 30 mph are possible creating wind chill temperatures in the 20s and teens! Some power outages will be possible as well due to the combination of snow sticking to more surface area on leaves still on trees and the high wind gusts pushing on those snow-covered limbs.

Other than a few morning flurries, Tuesday looks quiet with less wind and even some sun.  If you are doing any traveling by car or by a flight Wednesday, the weather looks okay from this vantage point.  There could be a few light rain and snow showers on Thanksgiving Thursday, but temperatures will not be as cold with highs staying above freezing and closer to 40 degrees.

Nice job Roger!

Zurf wrote:

We need a Christmas song for December, so my new recommendation is "Christmas for Cowboys" by John Denver.

If we're going to consider Christmas songs, here would be mine.

Greg Lake and Ian Anderson