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  1. 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.


  2. Euroaussie, I know what you mean about having a Gibson to motivate the return! [thumbup] 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 [crying] 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!


  3. Steve!! Oh my goodness, we go waaaaay back [thumbup] 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. [biggrin]


  4. 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


  5. 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!


  6. Jamey Johnson's Hank Cochran Tribute Album

    With a few exceptions, I loved the CD.

    Merle Haggard, Kris Kristoperson, and Bobby Bare are a few of my all time favorites, but their age was really showing up on this CD but I'd still pay to see them.

    Leon Russell has been painful to listen to for quite a few years.

    Ray Price still holds his own and I think he's the oldest of the group.

    Willie always does a great job, I don't think his voice is aging a bit.

    Everyone one else was great -

    "Make the World Go Away" – Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss

    "I Fall to Pieces" – Jamey Johnson and Merle Haggard

    "A Way to Survive" – Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill and Leon Russell

    "Don't Touch Me" – Jamey Johnson and Emmylou Harris

    "You Wouldn't Know Love" – Jamey Johnson and Ray Price

    "I Don't Do Windows" – Jamey Johnson and Asleep at the Wheel

    "She'll Be Back" – Jamey Johnson and Elvis Costello

    "Would These Arms Be in Your Way" – Jamey Johnson

    "The Eagle" – Jamey Johnson and George Strait

    "A-11" – Jamey Johnson and Ronnie Dunn

    "I'd Fight the World" – Jamey Johnson and Bobby Bare

    "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me" – Jamey Johnson and Willie Nelson

    "This Ain't My First Rodeo" – Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack

    "Love Makes a Fool of Us All" – Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson

    "Everything But You" – Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and Leon Russell

    "Livin' for a Song" – Jamey Johnson, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson

     

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    Wow! Loved that! Just bought it on iTunes. Thank you DaveF!


  7. Cant watch it..sorry for your loss.Felt the same about our close friend Augustide who died Oct 2 years ago.

     

    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.


  8. My dad found Gillian on the internet about two years ago and liked her. Then, he found this song and says "She's singing about your grandparents and me." My dad was born in 1923, McCalister Oklahoma and lived in the midst of the dustbowl territory. This is hands-down one of the top 5 best folk songs ever. And no one does it like Gillian and David.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceDxO50GVes

     

    Absolutely one of my top fav songs from Gil and Dave. [wub]


  9. I was thinking about making the trip to Calgary after seeing this. Looks like a great festival. Saw Gillian and David most recently last summer here in Chicago and it was a great show. Definitely worth getting excited about.

     

    Windmills, the Calgary Folk Festival usually has some pretty impressive artists. I go almost every year. It runs for 2.5 days. I was waffling on which day to go because there's some serious talent on both days, but this recent announcement tipped me over the edge! If you do decide to come, let me know and we could meet there! Suburude (also on this forum), Mrs. Suburude and I met one year at the Redmond Washington folk fest. Gillian was playing there too. They put on such an amazing show. This year there's a ton of great talent: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Mary Chapin carpenter, Chris Isaak, and a whole lot more. Anyway, here's a link if you're interested........

     

    http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/artists/

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