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

Hi Martin,

I'm into all sorts of music. Mainly Country / rock. But a bit of everything.

A couple of us get together on a Sunday eve and learn a few new tunes. Mainly easy singalong type tunes.

As for talent. I am the opposite of you. I'm not too good of a player.



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

Anyone around the Blantyre, Glasgow, Lanarkshire areas looking to get together on a semi regular basis to try and improve?

I can strum along to most things and would like to get together wilth fellow chordians so we can all improve.

If you are up for it drop me a line and we can arrange a get together.



(10 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi chordies,

I have two Staggs an acoustic and an electric.
The acoustic is one of the best I have played and I cannot tell the difference between it and one costing hundreds more.
The electric is awesome. I bought it simply because it was a stagg. However it looks great and plays like a dream.

For my money some of the best value guitars you can get.

Merry Christmas


Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie / Bauhaus

Back to A


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

O - Oboe

UB40 - Red Red Wine.
Originally a Neil Diamond song. Covered by UB40 as a reggae song and not sung by ND as a cover of the UB40 cover.



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

57 Chevrolet - Billy Joe Spiers
Chevy van / Caddilac Style - Sammy Kershaw
Little Honda - Beach Boys



Do we still have pound notes?
I haven't seen one for ages.


I think we should have a british football (can't really bring myself to call it soccer) team. However it should be composed entirely of amateurs. Bit like Queens Park or the SFA.

There are enough really good players in the various conferences / juniors to make it happen.

But then at the start of every season i believe that Rangers will win the League, both cups, the champions league, the super cup and be recognised as the best team on the planet. All of this while playing football that makes Brazil look like a bunch of Sunday league hackers.



(20 replies, posted in Acoustic)

SouthPaw41L wrote:
last_rebel wrote:

Its probly some kind of old timey superstition...  like a coon pecker bone beoing good luck

Did you mean to write that?

racoon Penis bone jewrellry.

Not very good luck for the racoon.



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

We are getting there.

Can you fill in the blanks?


State    Song    Artist
Alabama    Sweet Home Alabama    Lynard Skynard
Alaska    North To Alaska    Johnny Horton
Arizona    Arizona    Kings Of Leon
California    California Girls    Beach Boys
Colorado    Colorado    The flying Burrito Brothers
District of Columbia       
Georgia    The devil went down to Georgia    Charlie Daniels
Hawaii    Blue Hawaii    Elvis Presley
Idaho    Private Idaho    B52's
Indiana    Indiana wants me     R Dean Taylor
Kentucky    Blue Moon of Kentucky    Bill Monroe
Louisiana    Louisiana woman, Mississippi man    Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
Massachusetts    Massachusetts    Bee Gees
Mississippi    Mississippi Mud    Hank III
Montana    Montana    Frank Zappa
Nebraska    Nebraska    Bruce Springsteen
New Hampshire       
New Jersey       
New Mexico       
New York    Only living boy in New York    Simon & Garfunkle
North Carolina    Carolina in my mind    James Taylor
North Dakota    North Dakota    Lyle Lovett
Ohio    The Banks of the Ohio    Olivia Newton John
Pennsylvania    Pennsylvania 6-5000    Glenn Miller
Rhode Island       
South Carolina    Gone To Carolina    Shooter Jennings
South Dakota    South Dakota Morning     Bee Gees
Texas    All my ex's live in Texas    George Strait
Washington    Washington is Next    Megadeath
West Virginia       


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

Reading the posts about rain and eyes. Got me thinking about another one.

Songs about states. Not emotional states but United States and not towns or cities that could be another one.

In fact are there any states without a song about them.

California Girls - Beach Boys
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
If your gonna play in Texas (you gotta have a fiddle in the band) - Alabhama
The devil went down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels
Kentucky Woman - Neil Diamond
Arizona - Kings Of Leon
Tennessee - Waylon Jennings / Sugerland
North To Alaska - Johnny Horton?
Washington is next - Megadeath



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

Gary Gilmores eyes - ?
Betty Davis eyes - Kim carnes


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

I wish it would rain - Rod Stewart & the faces

(Take me home) Country Roads - John Denver

Still enjoy playing it. Not quite as bad at it now as I was then. (Still not good though but at least I enjoy it)


If you were to form a band what would you call it and why?

My band

Cillit and the Bangs - After the all pervading advert on UK TV
The Sweet Gene Vincents - After the Ian Dury & the Blockheads song about Gene Vincent
The Offside Rule - Because no everyone will understand it.
The Geometric Joints - Because it's Hip to be square.

What's yours called?



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


You are not reading Fly Fishing by J R Hartley are you?


Recently I have started learning the Solfa system for music training and I have to say it is very impressive.
http://uk.geocities.com/exeteryoungstri … system.htm

I had tried other traditional teaching methods before and got nowhere fast. After just a few weeks I can play in different keys, understand and read standard music notation and recognise the structure and layout of songs. (all quite badly I must add but it is getting much much better. Give it a few months and it will be like night and day.)

Does anyone else have any experience of the solfa system and what do you think of it?

David Grant


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

Either SHA or Freebird would be a worthy winner.

However how about something a little bit more commercial like Hotel California or Take It Easy by The Eagles

David Grant


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

Today (Sept 20th) is the 34th anniversary of the untimely death of Jim Croce. 
As we have this topic going already why not play / listen to your favourite JC track and rememeber a great singer / songwriter. Like so many taken way too early.



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

Depends where I am.

When I am in Dublin then it's Country Mix 106.8fm plays a good mix of country / irish / easy listening.

When I am in Scotland then it's usually BBC Radio 2. Great presenters, great music and best of all NO adverts.



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

With thanks to the various internet lists

SH*T HAPPENS in various world religions

TAOISM:  SH*T happens.

CONFUCIANISM:  Confucius say, "SH*T happens".

ZEN:  (What is the sound of SH*T happening?)

JESUITISM:  If SH*T happens and when nobody is watching, is it really SH*T?

ISLAM:  SH*T happens if it is the will of Allah.

COMMUNISM. Equal SH*T happens to all people.

CATHOLICISM:  SH*T happens because you are bad.

PSYCHOANALYSIS:  SH*T happens because of your toilet training.

SCIENTOLOGY:  SH*T happens if you're on our SH*T list.

ZOROASTRIANISM: Bad SH*T happens, and good SH*T happens.

UNITARIANISM: Maybe SH*T happens.  Let's have coffee and donuts.

RIGHT-WING PROTESTANTISM:  Let this SH*T happen to someone else.

JUDAISM:  Why does SH*T always happen to US?

REFORM JUDAISM:  Got any Kaopectate?

MYSTICISM:  What weird SH*T!

AGNOSTICISM:  What is this SH*T?

ATHEISM:  I don't believe this SH*T!

NIHILISM:  Who needs this SH*T?

AZTEC:  Cut out this SH*T!

QUAKER:  Let's not fight over this SH*T.


12-STEP: I am powerless to cut the SH*T.

VOODOO:  Hey, that SH*T looks just like you!

NEWAGE:  Visualize SH*T not happening.

DEISM:  SH*T just happens.

EXISTENTIALISM:  SH*T doesn't happen; SH*T is.


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE:  SH*T is in your mind.

BUDDHISM:  SH*T happens, but pay no mind.

SHINTOISM: SH*T is everywhere.

HINDUISM:  This SH*T has happened before.

WICCA:  Mix this SH*T together and make it happen!

HASIDISM:  SH*T never happens the same way twice.

THEOSOPHY:  You don't know half of the SH*T that happens.

DIANETICS:  Your mother gave you SH*T before your were born.


JEHOVAH's WITNESSES:  No SH*T happens until Armageddon.

MOONIES:  Only happy SH*T really happens.

HOPI:  Corn fertilizer happens.

BAHA'I: It's all the same SH*T.

STOICISM:  This SH*T is good for me.

OBJECTIVISM:  Our SH*T is good for you.

EST:  If my SH*T bothers you, that's your fault.

REAGANISM:  Don't move; the SH*T will trickle down.

FASCISM:  SH*T makes the trains run on time.

CARGO CULT:  A barge will come and take all the SH*T away.

EMACS:  Hold down Control-Meta-SH*T.

DISCORDIANISM:  Some funny SH*T happened to me today.

RASTAFARIANISM:  Let's smoke this SH*T.

CHARISMATIC: This is not SH*T and it doesn't smell bad.

MASONIC: SH*T happens, but we can't discuss it during Lodge.

RED CROSS: SH*T happens - send money.

I know it's late notice but does anyone know of any open mic / acoustic nights / folk nights / C&W nights going on in and around Glasgow / Edinburgh or West central Scotland this weekend. (1st / 2nd Sept) September already. Where has this year gone?

I am going home for the weekend and need a decent music fix.

Many thanks

David Grant


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

Hi Eagle Eye,

I didn't know George Strait was a rodeo star. I learn something new every day.

The only other great singing rodeo start I knew was the late Chris Ledoux.
Excellent artist.

David Grant


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

There has always been a discussion about what makes country music. Back in the 80's I remember Barbara Mandrell ( i thinkit was , may have been Lorrie Morgan) having a hit with "I Was country when country wasn't cool". In the 90's Alan Jackson sang "Gone Country" all about pop starst jumping on the country bandwagon.

If you listen to some of George Strait's early albums they are totally different to the material he produces today. But one thing runs through the entire country music music genre. Good songs, sung well and in every single song a story.

Maybe that is what makes it. Country music is the storytellers music.

David Grant