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

Thankfully  the saga of the splinter is not something I've had to experience as I've never even seen or talked to the doctor who owns/runs the medical facility I go to for general health care.  I only ever see the family nurse practitioner, which is ok by me as we've become great friends over the years and she lives close by.

All things change and thats ok, they served their purpose and now it's time to let them go. For me it was fast bikes and risky choices, once I let them go life got a whole lot easier. Well maybe not easier but better- you know what I mean. 

Thanks BGD, I haven't been able to play since for the past few years and I missed it. I''ll give string bending a try. 

The fingertips are sore but it's a welcome feeling.  Since my back injury several years ago and the pain that came with it, playing guitar had become impossible. I had a spinal stimulator implanted a few months ago and for the past few days I've finally been able to pick up my guitar and try to play some of the songs I used to. I woke up early this morning and after charging my stimulator battery I decided to start learning Paint It Black, my fingers hurt and I have to take a break.  It feels good to play my guitar again. The GAS is strong this morning as I've been to the Duesenburg website, I can still dream while I pay off all the medical bills, maybe someday that Duesy will end up in my lap. 

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(4 replies, posted in Music theory)

I think the chord names are  #1- x54530 - D9no5 or Cb5/D
                                                          #2- xx9x8x  - Gno5/B
                                                          #3 -xx8x8x  - Gmn05/A#
                                                          #4 -xx7x6x  - Fn05/A
                                                          #5 -xx6x6x -  Fmno5/G#

I hope this is what you were looking for,  they all have a nice sound.  I'm no expert but I enjoy finding new chords and alternative fingerings to give a slightly different"voice" to chords normally used. 

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

Yes DE, I do indeed think Murphy would have been proud!  Hope ya caught a mess of smallies to makeup for the hole in the boat and a busted guitar. I used to take a guitar with me on some of my Susquehanna floats and but never busted up a guitar, fortunately.  I've seen some carbon fiber guitars but haven't played one yet, thats something to think about for your next trip. I always carried some fibeglass cloth and a couple of tubes of 5 minute epoxy along with some trusty old duct tape for the occasional rock damage on my old canoe. I can't do those kind of trips anymore, but I've got a ton of great memories to look back on.

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(474 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

How does one learn to play like that?  Three necks, two hands - I have trouble using a fork at supper time.

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

Had a first and last gig at the same time. The audience enjoyed it, I just didn't  like perfoming and never tried it again.

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(11 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

The dude is a telemaster!  He sure knew how to make that "tele" talk.  The flat body of a telecaster with the ashtray kept me from owning one, now I have to reconsider. Thanks for sharing Bill - brings back great memories of Dino.

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

The sewing machine brings back memories. My mother taught me to run a sewing machine when I was a teenager, she was tired of sewing ripped pants. That knowlege led to auto upholstry and classic auto restoration, Packards, Cords and Rolls Royces to name a few.  I still enjoy a little time at the sewing machine once in a while. Have fun with your new machine Russell.

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(11 replies, posted in Poems)

Beautifully written!

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(7 replies, posted in Poems)

I like it Phill, you have a wonderful way with words, keep taking showers!

Thank you for Bill for a beautiful song to start the day on,  I'm just waiting for the coyotes to move out of the holler behind the house so I can let my smallest dog out.

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

Wooo-hooo,  Happy NGD.

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(4 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Thats  small price to pay to protect your equipment, good choice Beamer.  Having the entire basement on one breaker seems like a huge risk. When I rewired my house and work shop I put in dedicated circuts for the computers and in my work shop each wall has its own breaker, might be overkill, but I feel safer about it.

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

Had me laughing, that was great! I recently had surgery on my back and I thought it would pull out the staples. I always enjoyed Prarrie Home Companion.

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

I usually stop by every day, but don't comment very often.  My sense of humor sometimes leads to misunderstanding so I just usually remain "silent".

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(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Both versions are great but having to chose, I think the first version would be my pick.

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(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Great lyrics Phill,  beautiful music.

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

Stupid stuff is what I normally do!

John Hartford, simply because I think the Maestro would have a knee slapping, toe tapping good time!

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(2 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Thanks for putting it out there Russell. Such a great voice, liked the thumb and one finger picking on the first song but the second song hit home for me. Sure would like to hear more from him.

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(16 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I like the story your song tells. Try alternative fingering for the chords you don't like, it might give a slightly different "voice" to those chords, which might give you the sound you looking for. Please post a recording, I would  enjoy hearing the story as you tell it.

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(19 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Well done Deadeye!  I spent a lot of time in the saddle, not because a failed relationships, I just liked the road better. I had a theory that if a man was honest and true with folks and had 365 people to call friends, he would always have a warm/dry place to sleep. The theory proved correct and I've got great memories from living the life I chose, although it didn't make for a huge bank account, I still believe it was worth the ride, if you never slept in the woods with your bike chained to a tree, you might have missed something.

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

That is a beautiful looking guitar.