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

steelstrings wrote:

We're playing tonight... I hope it's a good match.

Well done to Australia, their first Tri Nations cup in 10 years.

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(17 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Wow Jerry, these all look like great guitars.
Your cottage looks like a sweet spot for a couple of beers, some friends and a few guitars.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

Jamie R

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(6 replies, posted in Poems)

Phill Williams wrote:

hi jamier, i wasnt knocking your reply i was just commenting on how good and deep it was. it's up to knox 87 to say if your near to the mark or not, having read it again it could allude to abortion, miscarriage or even adoption. well mr knox, are you going to enlighten us?

Thanks Phill.
This is a great little poem on so many levels.

Jamie R

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(6 replies, posted in Poems)

Phill Williams wrote:

hi knox87 and welcome to chordie poems.

i must say a very deep and thought provoking poem, and jamiers reply is just as deep.

well done to you both

phill

Just my interpretation Phill, I may be completely wrong.

Cheers

Jamie R

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

Go Bokke!!!!!!!.

It wasn't pretty rugby but a win is a win.
Its good to have some momentum going into the World Cup.
Good luck to all the teams competing.

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(6 replies, posted in Poems)

Very thought provoking poem Knox87.
I don't think I have ever read a poem that ( I think ) alludes to abortion.
Being a man I will never have that feeling of a life growing inside my body and the terrible circumstances that force mothers to abort their babies.


Jamie R

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

I just started working in a music shop.
A dodgy hooded dude walks in and says: "Got anything by The Doors?"
I said: "Yes, 2 cameras and an alarm.

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(6 replies, posted in Poems)

Hi Phill, perhaps you are not past your best, perhaps the best is yet to come.
You are certainly very helpful and insightful here on Chordie,as I am sure you are in the "Real World".

I am only 29 but I can relate to what you are saying in this poem.
There are many things that I have done that I now look back on and think to myself, what the heck was I thinking.

Thanks for a good one.

Jamie R

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(24 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi guys, a few days ago I posted about my first time playing guitar in front of people.
I thought it would be interesting if some of you shared your first time as well.
If this has already been done before, sorry, ignore this.

Jamie R

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(14 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Thanks for the comments guys.
Hopefully it gets easier from now on.

Jamie R

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

Today’s thoughts.
1.      When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
2.      Doesn’t expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?
3.      I intend to live forever…..so far so good.

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(14 replies, posted in Acoustic)

So I was invited to a braai ( South African version of a barbecue ) last weekend by a neighbor whom I hardly know.Not wanting to be rude I say sure, I will pop over for a while.
So the hour of the braai comes and I arrive at the guy's house.
There were about 20 people there and I didn't know anybody except the owner.
Thinking that this sucks I start preparing my excuse to leave.

Just to make an effort at small talk while I guzzle my beer I ask the dude next to me from where does he know Rupert ( the owner ).O, he says, we play in a band together.
He ( Nico )  plays guitar and Rupert plays drums, the lady in the red sweater plays keyboard.

Cool I say and then like a fool I pipe up, I play guitar too.

Polite smiles from the 3 of them, thats nice they say and we start chatting.

Later after the food has been devoured and we are sitting around the fire Rupert goes inside and returns with a Cort acoustic guitar.Thinking it's time to leave before they make me try play the damn thing I stand up to prepare to leave.Too late - I am trapped.
Nico starts playing and plays very well. Problem is that it is all lead guitar stuff, very showy and technical but the people don't seem impressed.Maybe they have heard it all before.
The guitar is passed to Rupert who plays some nice simple Bob Dylan and the people actually clap when he is done.
The instrument of humiliation is then passed to me. Deep breath and in I go.
I start with Have you ever seen the rain, one of the few songs that I can start and finish.
I recently learned the riffs and think I will do ok.
About halfway through the chorus I am totally shocked to see some people tapping their feet to the rhythm and singing along with me .Trying to be a total pro I don't let the fact that the audience is actually enjoying what I am doing put me off.

I finish the song and people clap, WOW , all the hours put in and sacrifices now seem worth it.
My turn comes around again and I play The House of the Rising Sun and I start enjoying myself, all thoughts of leaving early vanish and new friends made.

Ain't music wonderful.

Jamie R

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(8 replies, posted in Poems)

Very sad theme.
I too had a good friend who passed away when he was just 17.


I like the two lines about believing you will see him again, hopefully one day you will be reunited.

Thanks for a good ( although ) heart wrenching poem.

Jamie R

Look on the bright side, you could play more guitar during those insomnia hours.

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(3 replies, posted in Poems)

Like Phill said - very visual.
I could actually see myself in this jail ( not a good thing ) and the despair that a convict would feel being locked up.

You have turned me away from a life of crime for good.

Who said poetry cant influence our lives??

Thanks for a good one.

Jamie R

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(2 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Thats what I figured Geoguiar.
I'm happy with the feel and sound of the guitar and the owner wants a ridiculously small amount of money for it.
Its just frustrating to try find ANY info on this brand.

Thanks anyway.

Jamie R

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(3 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Thats why I love Chordie - great info, tips and tricks.

Thanks for sharing.

Jamie R

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(2 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Hi everyone, I am thinking about buying a secondhand white Palmer electric guitar with serial number YB 20100108 but am struggling to find what the actual model is.

Palmer's website is no help and other sites not much better.
I want to get an idea of the price of a new one so that I do not get ripped off by the current owner.

Any help would be appreciated.


Jamie R

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(4 replies, posted in Poems)

Nice concept Flybye.

I enjoyed this poem a lot.

Thanks.

Jamie R

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(4 replies, posted in Poems)

Thanks  for the comments guys.
She is a terrific person, never lets her disability interfere with her life.
I'm teaching her to play guitar so she may be joining Chordie soon.
A big welcome would be very appreciated.

Jamie R

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

You know you're a musician when you sell your best leather jacket to buy your guitar a new case.

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(4 replies, posted in Poems)

Saturday is her favorite day
of the whole entire week
Shoppers eager to lose their pay
every trinket  they do seek

I walk among the frantic people
with my sister by my side
You think she is not your equal
because a wheelchair is her ride

Embarrassed glances as you walk by
hesitant nod to me
Not brave enough to catch her eye
Do you think she cannot see?

So her legs don't work as well as some
and she lives with daily pain
but she got her degree at twenty one
could you say the same?

She glides along the polished tile
an angel with clipped wings
How I love to see my sister smile
and to hear her when she sings.

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(6 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I have a gig bag that I use, Jerome.
It works quite well, my neck takes a bit of strain but its not too bad.
I'm just glad to know its not totally frowned upon to carry a guitar by motorbike.

Thanks for the comments guys

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(6 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I ride quite slowly Jerry, 80 km per hour is about the limit when I am carrying my guitar.
That said, the roads around where I stay are absolutely shocking.

Guess I will just hope for the best then.

Thanks.

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(6 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi everyone, I have a question regarding transporting my guitar by motorbike. I have started playing away from home at various friends houses and usually need to get on the highway to reach my destination.
My Yamaha F310 seems not to mind getting strapped to my back and transported in this fashion. It doesn't even go out of tune.

Am I gradually damaging my guitar in this way or am I stressing too much?.