Thank you, Roger.
My subconscious may be telling me I can behave as ridiculous as I like, now that we have even ‘weirder’ folk like yourself in the Community
I’m happy you understand
@DavidP Thank you. As indicated elsewhere, it may be a while before you see the ‘belly’
I just mentioned to Sandy in another post, that I no longer see barre chords as more difficult than open ones (and easier to remember song structures with, visually).
You have an elephant’s memory. I recall my early days comment about wondering how long I would stick around. I still haven’t a clue, but am happy to seize the days one by one
It’s a ‘niche’ alright
If there’s a gimmick available, I’ll usually throw it in, although most of my recordings are straight guitar & singing on my mobile.
I love to ‘play’
@SandyMusic Merci beaucoup. Proof that my ‘distractions’ work
In a previous life. In fact, I worked for a year in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, including a couple of stints in the outback (St. George, Mungindi, Cunnamulla)
I hung up my stethoscope after 8 years in '98 to become a ‘househusband’ and look after our 4 kids. The skull is a throwback to one of my favourite jobs when I taught anatomy in Dublin for a year. My wife is now my psychiatrist
You may have googled them a couple of years ago. I mentioned them on the old forum when I was going to see Amanda Palmer in Manchester…
@sairfingers Fair enough, Gordon. We’ll put that on th e ‘maybe’ setlist for our borders tour, along with the Handsome Family’s My Ghost (the one with the bag of dead fish).
I don’t want to become type cast so am working on a couple of oldies at the moment
@philsmith Thank you kindly.
The Devil makes work for idle hands.
Once you know the melody you just look up the chords on the internet and Bob’s your uncle
Is it that obvious?
Dreadful show, but with toddlers about it was unavoidable
That said…showed this to my girl last night, and she really appreciated it too …and when I told you that you’ve been living virtually blind for a long time(…) she also feels sorry for you, (and no car for the time being)…she also goes through life as a 4 eye with a deviation of 6 (something) with cylinder, and without glasses (which sometimes broke) she is also totally blind.
(maybe I should use some words different , because if she ever reads this … well, then no cookies for me for the time being… (although she knows her Pappenheimer after 25 years ) )…
She called you someone with a good and rich imagination , and she fears the days when I go to a special clothing store,…but that’s really not necessary I said
so (again ) ,
And for now these are enough feathers in your behind to go through life as a peacock for the next few months, right?
I like to think I’m good at accepting compliments, so will graciously thank you Roger, but more importantly your ‘girl’, who seems to (mostly) recognise quality when she sees/hears it
I’m shakin’ my tail-feathers as I type…
We all need encouragement, zen brother. Some of us just make a little go a long way…
Brian, you’re a genius! I’ve desisted in making a comment until I could contain myself no longer
The humour on your song and what’s ensued after it was posted is priceless, somehow or other whatever you do generally promotes mirth, that is truly priceless!
Brian as always full of surprises and entertainment loved it, really got into the mood and reminded me a lot music in Sweeney Todd musical, very similar climate! Hope all is well with you and you will manage to attend on of the upcoming open mics, all the best!
Now wouldn’t life be boring if we all had the same tastes and opinions?
I’m fairly sure we have enough overlap in our Venn diagrams to be able to appreciate the bits that fall outside as well
Spot on re BS. I think I sprinkle disapproval more liberally than most…
After last week’s over-the-top gimmickry, normal service has resumed @ casa Larsen
‘Normal’, as in start learning a song, become enthused and press record before it’s oven-ready.
@ToshS covered Hallelujah recently and that reminded me of this classic, although I based it on REMs cover version, which is far superior.
I’ve always loved the song, but actively disliked the chorus (too ‘boppy’), so took the liberty of substituting a chord or two to make it less cheerful.
I created a Trio backing track and asked Chris and my son Tor to record some guitar and bass parts but became impatient and went solo while waiting. I played a bit more loosely and relaxed than usual in the hope that the extra bit of overdrive would conceal all sorts of cracks. (Standing, with guitar strap a notch lower than usual to look less ‘dorky’.)
Apologies for the long duration. Complaints to Mr. Cohen, please.