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  1. I'm so sad over this. 😢 I wish we could turn back time ❤
  2. I'm a bit flaky too! Back in '79 I loaded my cat Bartholomew, my Mansfield guitar and my clothes in my 1971 Mazda 616 and I drove out of my life! Sometimes you just have to do that. Glad you're doing well! :)
  3. Buc, I know you know what I mean because I know you've taken breaks too. Life happens, other things come into play, etc. Em7, walnut tea? Never seen that. Sounds good tho! Zombywoof, 10 years and you came back. You are obviously enjoying it again. The love for music never goes away I think. Jedzep, great idea! The Southern Jumbo is down a full step I think. I will switch to that one for awhile. I grabbed the J-185 as it was the top of the stack. Both have medium strings on them so I can really feel it. BigKahune, I hear ya on the forgetting arrangements thing. I'm trying to decipher my chicken scratch on my notes here and it's questionnable. "I play this in D" is scratched out, then "I play this in Bb" is scratched out then "I play this with an arpeggio" is scratched out. What a mess! Shoulda kept beter notes! I'm having a great old time here this afternoon tho. The fingertips are holding up surprisingly well, as long as I take short breaks. Playing old favourites.... Kathleen Edwards' In State, Edward Bear's You, Me and Mexico (all bar chords, yay for me! hah), Ray LaMontagne's Hold You In My Arms and many others. It's sure good to get back at it.
  4. Euroaussie, I know what you mean about having a Gibson to motivate the return! 1995 to 2008 is a significant break! Thanks for the welcome back Smurf, when I try to play simple bar chords I hear a whole lot of buzzing going on Definitely lost strength in my left hand and my right hand doesn't seem to 'get it' yet, altho' travis picking seems to be coming back pretty good, just no speed yet. Can you recommend any good DVD's? By the way, the song that prompted my return was But You Know I love You by AKUS. I never did come up with a good arrangement for that one, but in searching for the chords/lyrics in my books, found a whole bunch of other songs that I used to play. LOL The rescue pigeon really likes AKUS!
  5. Steve!! Oh my goodness, we go waaaaay back I still remember the original forum. Thanks for the welcome back and hope you're doing well. AnneS, yes, it does seem to be coming back. I am now remembering little A7 runs I used to throw into songs, etc so there's hope on the horizon lol. Thank you for the heads up on the new John Denver CD (in your song thread). I seem to be going through a JD thing these days. J45nick, sailing around the world? WOW! What an adventure! Re the re-kindling.... I think as a musician or lover of music, it never goes away. Did you keep the guitar watered while in storage? I have been really good at checking and watering the guitars, even when not playing for all this time. They're no worse for wear, or lack of wear! It's so nice to decide in the spur of the moment that I want to play a guitar and have the wherewithall to haul out a stellar Gibson from its case and pluck away to my heart's delight.
  6. Well, have you? LOL Have you ever taken a hiatus from playing? Do you recall why or how long? Was it hard to get back into it? What prompted your return? Was it a planned break? How rusty were you when you started again? How long did it take to get back in the swing of things? I haven't played hardly at all for at least a year now, probably longer, due to health issues and time constraints. It's pouring rain here this morning and I stumbled upon an old song I used to love to play, so grabbed the guitar. Yikes, fingers sore, wrist sore from playing bar chords that I used to be able to nail, no problem. It's a bit distressing to see the loss of skill, but I know if I persevered it would come back. It seems like I'm not really starting from zero this time, just maybe back a few numbers from where I once was. Now I'm sitting here with the guitar on my lap, a big cup of hazelnut coffee, as the rain pours away outside. It's lovely. I know my fingertips will be complaining pretty soon LOL
  7. Absolutely lovely!! Am listening to it for the third time now <3 I don't know if I should tell you this or not but I have a rescue bird in the house at the moment (feral pigeon ran into window of friend's house, oh yeah, call Karen, she'll save it [rolls eyes], seeds and feathers from here to eternity, like I need more housework to do..... anyway). This bird responds to certain songs and artists. He loves Kenny Chesney, Peter, Paul and Mary, John Denver and....... your new song!
  8. Great tune Buc! I haven't been here either and have even lost my callouses from lack of playing :( Re moving.... one of my favourite songs...... played on a Martin I believe but could be wrong.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTN6iI_WE8k
  9. OMG I had no idea, this is the first I'm hearing of it. I listened to TYA all through high school. One of my all-time favs........ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-EGShz0RP4
  10. OMG to the 10 millionth degree. That is bloody gorgeous. And sounds bloody gorgeous. Wow.
  11. Very nice, congratulations! Flamed maple.... always beautiful.
  12. That IS great news!!! I admit I thought this was going to be about 100% pure beef burgers but this is just so much better! Congratulations to ALL!
  13. I will miss you, Peter.

  14. I am so stunned by this news. Peter was one of my Facebook friends and it wasn't long ago we chatted about songs and guitars. He seemed upbeat and content. I always wish there was a way to turn back the clock when tragedy like this happens but, alas, there is not. I will cherish his time on our planet and in our lives.
  15. Hi Retro, thanks for the message.I miss being here and the wonderful comraderie. I'm not doing the best right now, got diagnosed with breast cancer and have been doing chemo, so pretty sick some days.And the chemo has caused some neuropathy in my fingertips which makes it hard to play.But, I am still playing & trying to stay connected to the forum for inspiration. Hope you are doing well.

  16. Hi Em7! Hi Jack! Jedzep, that made me LOL! Yes, horses +GAS It's all over my boots
  17. I'd definitely buy more if I could afford it, but I have this expensive little hobby (another one) called equine now which has put a damper on buying guitars (for now).
  18. Wow! Loved that! Just bought it on iTunes. Thank you DaveF!
  19. I wasn't going to watch it but did, and of course now I am crying. The silver lining is that I can tell that adorable little guy had a fabulous life and for a long long time. Sorry for your loss Bob. I know that pain and it never gets easier. Gradually your sadness will be replaced with smiles and wonderful memories. Reinvest your emotions into another fuzzy face when you're ready.
  20. Wow, that Roberto Columbo guy is fantastic! I found this guy the other day and I think he's a pretty talented songwriter. AND.... Gibson content! (skip to :42 seconds to avoid the blathering of the announcers) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEz8vqDdFGk
  21. I have read that Lenny Kravitz is a perfectionist, controlling every single aspect of production on his albums. He oversees all the instruments and only picks the best. So, he would have approved of that guitar!
  22. They weren't wearing yellow shoes, were they?
  23. I think Gil has a number of guitars that she keeps at home. I have seen home videos of her playing an old L-5. She has also had a Guild or two, one was stolen. As for the J-50..... if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
  24. That's it, mister!! No poutine for you at the folk fest!!!
  25. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!! And this time we won't let some snivelly little weasel boot us out of our seats
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