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#345605 - 06/12/12 07:36 AM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: 124]
travlin'easy Offline
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Tony,

I had so many friends that were about my age that sat in front of a TV set since the day they retired. Many are now deceased, and those that are still alive all say "I wish I would have done this or that." I'm still doing the things I want to do, some friends think I'm crazy, my wife thinks I'm insane, but I can guarantee you that the only way you'll see me in a nursing home or an assisted living center is if I have a stroke or suffer from some other sort of debilitating disease. I intend to keep doing the things that others wish they did until I have no bodily parts that still work. My wife will be the first to tell anyone that our 50 years of marriage have not been boring.

Today, the rain is pouring down and the forecast is for three more days of precipitation. Therefore, instead of sitting in front of a TV or PC, I'm headed to the boat to install a new VHF radio, install a book-shelf retainer bar, and take some measurements of the dinette table, which I intend to replace with one I construct at home and install on the boat two weeks from now. (Yes, I'll post some videos or photos.)

124, Most everyone at the party was pretty well blasted by the time I left for the boat. The last thing you want is someone that had one too many drinks to take your gear off the cart and pass it over a couple feet of open water to you. I figured it would be safer if I left the party goers out of the process.

Cheers,

Gary cool


Edited by travlin'easy (06/12/12 07:37 AM)
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#345610 - 06/12/12 12:09 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: travlin'easy]
tony mads usa Offline
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Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
Thanks guys. It was extremely difficult for me to admit to myself that I could no longer do the things I could easily have done 30 years ago. As my wife drove me home from the boat an old Garth Brooks song kept running through my mind - "If Tomorrow Never Comes." I'll get around to learning this one later in the week. Who knows, I may have an alternative way of getting my gear to the Keys. Still working on that, though. smile

Cheers,

Gary cool


ROCK ON, GARY !!! rocker

I think "If Tomorrow Never Comes" is a great tune ... been performing it for a few years ... maybe I'll post it just for the heck of it ... rolleyes
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#345613 - 06/12/12 12:36 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
cgiles Offline
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Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
Tony,

I had so many friends that were about my age that sat in front of a TV set since the day they retired. Many are now deceased, and those that are still alive all say "I wish I would have done this or that." I'm still doing the things I want to do, some friends think I'm crazy, my wife thinks I'm insane, but I can guarantee you that the only way you'll see me in a nursing home or an assisted living center is if I have a stroke or suffer from some other sort of debilitating disease. I intend to keep doing the things that others wish they did until I have no bodily parts that still work.
Gary cool


Gary, we probably don't agree on much but in this case you're 100% on the mark. Nobody's going to find my dead body propped up on the couch with reruns of Ophra playing in the background. I say, whatever you can do safely, do it. I still fly but usually with a competent buddy in the right seat. I still own five motorcycles but don't go on long rides unless it's in a group or with my son (he both rides and flys....he has a CFII). The point is, both body and mind will definitely atrophy if not used; what's the old saying..."use it or lose it". So as long as I have the strength to get top off the Viagra bottle.....well. Anyhow, may your semi-retirement be long and eventfull.

chas

"I ain't dead yet, M-F"........Richard Pryor
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#345614 - 06/12/12 01:21 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
btweengigs Offline
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Registered: 09/09/02
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Loc: Florida, USA
Damn, Gary. I was saving up money to put in your tip jar down at the Keys.
Eddie

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#345615 - 06/12/12 01:21 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
124 Offline
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Just echoing the sentiments here, I'll 'rock 'til I drop'.

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#345616 - 06/12/12 01:27 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
Dnj Offline
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I like to take my current old songs and rearrange them

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#345618 - 06/12/12 02:11 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: Dnj]
tony mads usa Offline
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Loc: East Greenwich RI USA
Gary mentioned "If Tomorrow never Comes" by Garth Brooks ...
Here is my version, sung and played over a SMF ...

http://soundcloud.com/tony-mads-usa/if-tomorrow-never-comes-6-12

keys
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#345624 - 06/12/12 03:42 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
travlin'easy Offline
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Good one, Tony. I really love the song. Good, clean midi file too.

Gary cool
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#345626 - 06/12/12 04:36 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: travlin'easy]
Scottyee Offline
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Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US...
Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
Good, clean midi file too.

Wow, I'm pretty shocked that no one yet (especially the pro musicians here) didn't notice, or at least point out as a member friend smile
that the backing track's bass line, from about 2:24 - 3:02 is totally 'out of key'! eek2



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#345627 - 06/12/12 04:46 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
travlin'easy Offline
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Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
Scott,

I didn't notice, but I'm not a pro and I'm deaf as a post, so that may have some bearing on it. wink

Gary cool
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