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  1. Well, as 'psycho-billy" Roger Miller so aptly told us "You can't Roller Skate In a Buffalo Herd"
  2. Here's Vince supporting Cary Underwood giving the performance of a lifetime. Can't think of another guy who could do this harmony and this solo on a battered old strat. My link
  3. Here's a guy who went seven rounds against Roberto Durand and writes and plays some very interesting songs on a HB, Listen and weep fellas. My link
  4. Allison was married to Steve Earl but apparently they split in March of 2014. She's the sister of country singer Shelby Lynn. She wrote and performed "A Soft Place To Fall" in the movie The Horse Whisperer" and was nominated for an Oscar.
  5. My favorite ,the beautiful, soulful Allison Moorer My link
  6. Just an indulgence of us old farts before we stumble off the immensity.
  7. Welcome to the world of the hearing impaired. I can't hear a kettle whistling without my hearing aides and find it difficult to stay on pitch if I try singing without them. I have industrial deafness from a life time of operating heavy equipment and am on my second set of aides. Both sets are behind the ear and I've never had anyone notice without my pointing them out. I've worn mine all day, every day since the first day I got them back in 2009 and wouldn't be without them. Even $9000 (Australian) top of the line aides are far from natural hearing abilities but they're a hell
  8. Excellent Brewboy, your style reminds me a bit about Canadian singer, songwriter Gary Fjellgaard
  9. I would say keep it short and sweet, verse one, a chorus, verse two, repeat chorus. Leave 'em wanting more. Don't bore the judges, there will be a hundred dreary " I been done wrong songs". I would double the rhythm speed of Gravity, something along the line of John Hartford's "Gentle On My Mind". Sing your Preacher song with a lot of passion and anger. Kick some butt. Listen to Mick doing " I Can't Get No Satisfaction" Good luck Anne, win or loose, you're a fine singer song writer.
  10. Here's a Tom Rush song about um-ah-ah whatever.
  11. Hey, some pretty tricky pickin' there BK
  12. My father, who was an old time fiddle player, toke me to see the first Beatles movie,' A Hard Days Night'. I ,of course, was ecstatic until he commented that although he could see they were talented, he didn't like their music.
  13. Mate,you're about to upset the whole fabric of modern society if that song ever gets out. Whata ya mean it's MY fault. What about the guvment, my mother, my wife, can't I even kick my dog anymore. Love the song, good one!
  14. Bruce seems to play usually takamine's on the road. I think he has an early 50's J-45 which is what you hear on his studio stuff.
  15. I have just formulated the perfect personal guitar wax. Combine three parts EAR wax, two parts ARMPIT sweat with one part shaved LEG HAIR. Pulverize exactly 440 seconds in a blender. Applied evenly with your guitar mittens, an acoustically perfect sheen will be created, bringing you and your instrument into harmonic bliss. Indeed, the very BELLS of Heaven will ring out should you accidentally strike a cord. Tonal coloring may be achieved by altering styles of T's and boxers while collecting ingredients. Of course this sound will only be heard by you as it resonates from
  16. or , how about these two young whippersnappers
  17. I know us old farts piss and moan about the state of music and the tastes of the younger generations but we'll just have to cop it. Modern day venues simply have to cater to younger tastes or die. I have just returned from five frenzied days at the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland Australia and I now have the formula for what attracts young people to music. 200 beats a minute and the kick drum powered up until you can feel it resonating through your chest. I call it the Festival formula. Give'um that and you'll have hundreds of young people madly jumping up and down on the sp
  18. Excellent, excellent, I love the accents you put on your strumming.
  19. Elvis wasn't in France but he may have slipped over into Quebec. The kid is a Canadian, quick swap him for that #*&%$ Justin Bieber.
  20. Give one to Tommy Emmanual. I;ll bet in half an hour he'd be doing all kinds of special effects on those short pieces of string behind the bridge.
  21. Anthony Buckeridge , thanks for the information. I too once wore one of those noise level testing devices for four hours. I'm sure the technicians must hear some interesting things on them when you think of all the silly things you speak and sing about when by yourself. So, the bottom line to all those bullet proof young people is, when your hearing is gone, it's gone and it ain''t comin' back.
  22. Hey Dan, check out some of the high end hearing aids but be ready to mortgage the farm. I have a set of Phonac Q90's that have a tinnitus masking program. They don't eliminate the problem but have helped me. You should be able to trial a pair for a couple of weeks before buying.
  23. Ahh, the joys of hearing loss. Thirty-five years of heavy equipment will do it for ya. I'm on my second set of the best that money can buy ($9000.00) digital hearing aids and while they do help they're a long, long way from the dog hearing (compliment) guys like EA seem to have. Hearing aids do help me stay closer to pitch when singing (and I do need all the help I can get) but I'm afraid I couldn't detect any difference when I put a bone saddle and pins on my J-45. The antique pins with red dots do look nice though. My latest set of aids have a tinnitus program that helps m
  24. This has always been a massive problem for musos. T Graham Brown wrote this song; he like Beth Hart also suffers from Bipolar. As you can see in both cases having to take psychotropic drugs can cause weight gain which in this day of video everything can be a career killer.
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