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

WORKING ON INTRO. EDITED WITH BEARAUDIO ON LINE.

https://soundcloud.com/beamer326/combined-my-ideas-01     

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

Tenement Funster wrote:

Good idea to record it, Beamer, and a very neat riff. I need to start doing that. A riff or chord progression will often develop while noodling around, and unless I keep at it for several days, it evaporates into the ether.

yep i always have my phone or tablet around.  I have actually started filming my left hand too!  I'll be like What did I do and how did I do it???     

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

Phill Williams wrote:

Got to say it's very interesting. As I was listening I could imagine the bass and drums giving it what for. Are you planning a vocal? As it seems more or less finished just needing bass, drums and a wild man giving it large and of course a screaming guitar solo. Let us know how you get on.

Actually no, I have a intro idea im working on that my also become a bridge / interlude?  I am going to get it put together better and ask Jerome to add the bass and Drums (maybe my son will  feel the groove idk)

Then hopefully Paul and I can set some lyrics down.     

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(5 replies, posted in Poems)

levierweb wrote:

nice words very emotionnal


Thank you.
Hop on to the chat corner and tell us about yourself     

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

Chilling and looking out my bedroom window. This riff ended up getting in my fingertips. Recorded on my tablet sorry not better quality.

had one person say they heard some Kiss and I defiantly have some WHO riffage mixed in.

https://soundcloud.com/beamer326/my_idea_01-wav 

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(26 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Listened today. Cool song and Definitely nailed it.     

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(7 replies, posted in Poems)

Baldguitardude wrote:

Seems to draw on Poe for me. Not sure why. Great job bud.

Probably due to After Morrison, Poe is my second influence LOLOL.     

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(7 replies, posted in Poems)

High praise from all of you for sure.  Thank you.

i have new positive things to write about now.     

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

Summer is starting and ppl are outside.

Phil we have discussed this before also.  I keep posting, and its crazy that only the same 3 to 5 ppl reply yet in 2 hours there were 65 hits on this latest one.     

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(7 replies, posted in Poems)

The Circle
By Scott Sailer       6/5/2019 1:46 PM

Jim Morrison once stated,
“A feast of friends "Alive!" she cried. Waitin' for me. Outside”
And to them, them that are invited to the feast,
Friends that are family, some tighter than true blood
True blood to thee I bequeath.

We keep our circle tight.
Don’t touch them or you’ll find a fight.
To some it is hard to let new blood in,
Others know in a minute, and can tell it as it begins.

Families break apart, and harden hearts,
Yet in the time of need, they will be there
To hold your hand when the time comes for you to depart.
And in your dire hours, they will still be the ones who care.

So if you become the one that is
Invited to this feast.
Take the hand of your new Sister, Brother or Lover,
And know this was not lightly given to be a small gesture
In the least. 

Hi all.
My activity in here has been mostly limited to the poetry and song section.  I thought I would share this with my Chordie family.

Yesterday was my last anniversary that will have concluded 28 years.
We sat and talked and shared our last year together.  We have had a very rough year as my writings have shown. And this was the closure of it.  And we took it out in a style.
And with that I was able to write a long poem today at lunch.  I hope all will read it in the poetry section.

This is going to be a year of change, and I hope for the better for us both.  One I know if what is going on with me right now will last, and if it does, my next Chordiestock will have a new companion by my side.
As my quote says below, she is MY KIND OF STUPID big_smile
Thank you all who have kept up with me and called out of the blue to check on me.
BEAMER! 

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(5 replies, posted in Poems)

HURTS WHEN YOU’RE SOBER   
5/31/2019 11:59 AM

It hurts when you’re sober
It hurts when you’re drunk.
The more you try to find yourself,
I might just become a monk

My eyes turn red from watching the TV.
They water because I’m tired,
But there’s nothing else to see
Who is out there waiting now for me?

Everyone told me a light
Will be at the end of the tunnel.
I would sit and wonder,
How long do I go through the funnel?

It hurts when you’re sober,
It hurts when you’re drunk.
The more you try to find yourself,
The more you feel like a punk

Self-reflection,
Pulls the past apart.
How did I ever let it start?
I must repair my heart.

It hurts when you’re sober
It hurts when you’re drunk.
The more you try to find yourself,
You hope you don’t look like a chump.

A passing thought,
I should look to the app
That I bought.
I discover I have been sought.

It hurts when you’re sober,
It hurts when you’re drunk.
No longer feeling down.
Smiling while driving through town.

I have found the penny and picked it up
So far, it feels like good luck.
I had my rebound, kick that right down.
Drop a dime and split the nickels per kiss.

I think I found the missing ACE
The one who stands at my stage
And smiles up at me
I’ll look down, and she is all I’ll see
It hurts less to be sober
I don’t have to get drunk
She smiles
And likes KISS.

Just a rocker boy
On a rocket ride.
Looking for my song
On a new highway
And riding this new tide.

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(12 replies, posted in Songwriting)

As I am totally in flux in my life right now,  this song was me 10 months ago.     

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(4 replies, posted in Poems)

Thanks guys.  I tried to write something lite LOLOL     

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(4 replies, posted in Poems)

Creative Minds, what do we do?
Sometimes we're bored.
sometimes we strike a chord
and sometimes we ramble on and On to the break of dawn.

The Sugarhill Gang had it right,
we should all have as much fun
as Rapper's Delight.

In this new Strange World of dating apps,
it's hard to meet face-to-face
and figure out your place.

Technology moves forward,
And so must we.
Let us not forget our joy and the beauty of chivalry.

In this place We Now reveal,
Everyone carries some type of
luggage, a bad memory
and something that still feels real.

So now it's time to dance. 
Smile to the world and take a new chance.
Turn up the Sugar Hill And invite their friends
Kool & the Gang.It's time to
GET DOWN ON IT and CELEBRATE

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

Lol then it must be for you!

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

https://youtu.be/2si9zbwI9GQ 

I like the comment that the crue finally found a good singer.  LOLOL     

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(5 replies, posted in Electric)

Tenement Funster wrote:

Ahhhh ... now I remember you talking about putting GFS "Crunchy Rails" in when you were doing the re-build. The results speak for themselves! big_smile I didn't follow KISS that closely, and wasn't aware that the original Ace Frehley was replaced by Tommy Thayer ... always great to learn something. The makeup worked!

Ace leases the rights to his makeup and the KISS logo that he designed.     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BihcBN … rt_radio=1 

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(5 replies, posted in Electric)

Tenement Funster wrote:

Nice growl to that beauty, Beamer

I still recall Ace Frehley's with a bunch of extra picks stuck to the bottom edge ... must've dropped a lot of them. I expect the heroes of the DC Universe are saluting you! What do you have for pickups in that?

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e2/4d/aa/e24daadb61d895a8ed58313a424ca4f0.jpg

TF, the sad part is that is not ACE. Its Tommy (fake Ace) Thayer.

When getting the guitar, Eric, the owner and my guitar tech at the music store, wanted to keep what was in it. so i bought some GFS Crunchy Rails.  They are pretty awesome. quoted from website 
"The GFS "Crunchy Rails" are wound the hottest of any GFS humbucker.

We start with our twin stainless steel rails, polished to a high luster. We wind these as hot as we can- a ferocious 16.2K for the bridge and a strong 10.4K for the neck. The Crunchy Rails are tighter, more focused versions of our Power Rails- and work the best with a good FAT amplifier. Through a Soldano, VHT or Triple Recto they’re just amazing!

Make no mistake- there’s no vintage stuff going on here- these slam HARD. The mid-range is relaxed- not quite a “Scoop” but you get the picture. High end and bottom end are pronounced- even old fashioned amps sound supercharged with a pair of Crunchy Rails driving them. If you’re playing through a thinner sounding amp then choose our Power Rails- If your amp is happening, these are your pickups."

A lot of ppl compare them to the Duncan JB Players and they are so much fatter!     

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(5 replies, posted in Electric)

I have talked about this guitar before.   Last night I decided to do some sound bites.  Its' about 5 min long.

YES its a TONE MONSTER!!!! I love this guitar.  slightly nudges out my Tradition LP.  Both are  in the 1 and 2 slots.

It's You Tube sound recorded on my Samsung tablet.

(YES!  I'm in my DC PJ's big_smile  )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuBEGU9VqOI

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(3 replies, posted in Poems)

THE BOXES SIT PACKED

WE SAY THIS IS FOR THE BEST,
MY STOMACH TWIST WEITH THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
AND OUT OF NO WHERE THE PRESSURE IN MY CHEST RETURNS.
YOU FOUND YOUR AND I HAVE FOUND A POSSIBLE MINE.
THANK YOU FOR BEING SO KIND THROUGH ALL THIS MESS.

I SIT AND NOT REALLY WANT TO BE AT WORK,
YOU WILL BE LEAVING AFTER MY RETURN
IM SO TIRED.
NOT JUST FROM MY WEEKEND ACTIVITY, BUT OF ALL THE PAST YEAR

I HAVE WRITTEN MY HEART OUT OVER THIS TIME
AND DID MY BEST TO TRY TO TURN THE TIDE.
I COULD NOT,

AND HERE I WRITE TO YOU AGAIN.
KNOWING YOU WOULD RATHER
READ HIS BOOK AGAIN AND AGAIN

MY WORDS MAY FALL FLAT,
I DON’T KNOW,
YOU DON’T HATE OR DISLIKE ME
A BLESSING I GUESS.

MY ARMS NOW SHOW MY LIFE BUT YOU ARE
NO LONGER MY WIFE.
ITS SO HARD TO KNOW, YET I WILL NOT ASK PLEASE DON’T GO,
FOR YOU LEFT SO LONG BEFORE
AT LEAST I CAN STILL HUG YOU ONCE MORE.

STILL…

THE BOXES SIT PACKED 

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(2 replies, posted in Poems)

CAREFUL EVERYONE,, ITS A HAPPY START!

Take my hand

Broken Bone
A decade of Joy stolen away.
Safety of home too long unknown
Kindness taken for granted
Used to advantage

In the time of trial,
Look to the light, take my hand
And we will walk the mile.
You are too pretty to hide your smile.

Our lives both have a complications
But better days are on the way.
For you, removing the most negative aspect that could actually exist.
For me learning harsh truths about myself
The desire to never let them happen again

So walk the mile with me
Let us see what will be
Hand in hand we can make the stand
Face the future with a smile,
Never again be torn down.
Never again push the other to a deliberate frown.

In the time of trial,
Look to the light, take my hand
And we will walk the mile.
You are too pretty to hide your smile. 

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

Well my last post was more of a your not alone to UJB.
Now as to this one topic:

Number 1:  Thanks for the honor of renaming LOLOLOL.  but .....

Number 2: All points are valid.  I personally tend to agree with BGD and Z.  I have to edit out lyrics because ill be censored for the expressions that fit a song of my chosen favorite genera.  In normal conversation I can see not dropping the F bomb.  However when generally accepted alternatives get pinged also..... That's taking it too far.

Number 3: I personally think that many of the members have lost sight of the pulse of today's younger generation.  I speak of my sons ages which are pretty much the new generation of music lovers.  14 to 18 yr old boys and girls, they are WAY more knowledgeable than I was 35 yrs. ago. 
The pace of tech they keep up with leaves us way behind with our heads spinning.  Let us also not expect them to want to be in such an old school based site.  While it’s cool for most of us, it lags in comparison to the newer sites.  I have said this before, as a forum based site, with no instant feedback, or real-time notice via an app to let you know someone has read, or left a reply.  They are not interested.

We had some younger participants at one point, and now they are gone, either due to life pulling them or face it, the conversations got stale and well, sounded like they were talking to their uncle or grandpa.  Go talk to .any music store owner.  Ask the average age of kids buying instruments, coming in for lessons, and oining band are?  after band, ill bet not as many go into it.

I am constantly promoting this site, to anyone who will listen.  I have to be honest.  I talk to the members who used to be very active on FB quite a bit.  With personal "IM" I can be myself and I can be unrestricted.  Not to say that I want to drop F bombs everywhere, but if one slips it should be taken in stride.  Everyone who has met outside of the web wonderland,,,, well its real life.

The one main reason I still post here is for the few who still are active and have good advice and I enjoy writing with.  Not to also mention, it’s a new form of a Poor man’s copy-write as everything is time and date stamped and I can always find my material when on a new computer or telling someone about it and post the links. And hope they stick around to see the rest of what’s on here.