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What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

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Rock star? :laugh:

I sang in the church choir, played violin in the school orchestra, and played autoharp and sang with a country group. "Yodelin' John and the Lonesome Cow Pokers" in the '70s and early '80s.

We did a lot of benefits and a couple fairs. I quit when they got a regular Friday and Saturday job in a bar.

I wasn't going to give up my night job to have fun with those alcoholics and knew they would blow it because John took all the free drinks he could. The following set this former jazz drummer couldn't keep time. He went faster and faster. Sober he was a fine musician.

Once we played a Christmas time concert for Children's Hospital. My Dad played with us. That was the jazziest version of "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer"

In 1983 I had a tumor on a vocal chord removed by lazer. It took me years to sing on key again. My formerly average voice is less than average now.

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Rock star? :laugh:

I sang in the church choir, played violin in the school orchestra, and played autoharp and sang with a country group. "Yodelin' John and the Lonesome Cow Pokers" in the '70s and early '80s.

We did a lot of benefits and a couple fairs. I quit when they got a regular Friday and Saturday job in a bar.

I wasn't going to give up my night job to have fun with those alcoholics and knew they would blow it because John took all the free drinks he could. The following set this former jazz drummer couldn't keep time. He went faster and faster. Sober he was a fine musician.

Once we played a Christmas time concert for Children's Hospital. My Dad played with us. That was the jazziest version of "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer"

In 1983 I had a tumor on a vocal chord removed by lazer. It took me years to sing on key again. My formerly average voice is less than average now.

You have the best stories.

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MCM (Man Crush Monday)

Eddie Vedder UNPLUGGED (was debating which thread to put this in)

Without You.

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For those interested in violin lessons, YouTube search "the piano tutor. " She does violin lessons too. Although she needs to work on her version of Ashoken Farewell (that she kept calling Azkaban )

[video=youtube_share;2kZASM8OX7s]

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The Mason family reminds me of Gene Bluestein and family.

Generations of people who went to school in Fresno, California can remember Gene coming to their school or camp and giving them a chance to sing.

Now his children carry it on.

Learn violin you can also play fiddle. :yes:

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We are all feeling the music tonight. Not as highbrow as some of y'all, just a little heartache:

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We clearly need a soundtrack...:up:

Negative Ghost rider. Them days are over.

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Here is one of my favorite tunes of the jazz/rock genre. The title of the tune is "Freedom and Fear" from the album, Wings. Michel Colombier composed the music, Paul Williams wrote the lyrics. The featured singer? Bill Medley! This album was produced in 1971. The Vietnam War was still an active part of our country's history back then. This album was rather unique when it was produced. If I remember correctly, it was a "concept album". It's the orchestration that sets this song and album a huge cut above most music produced back then! It wonderfully married the orchestra to the jazz-rock ensemble. (Herb Albert helped produced this album. His influence is clearly heard!) But this song? The lyrics?? POWERFUL!

Please. . . have a listen. Especially, listen to the lyrics. Again, powerful! Listening to this album still brings me chills. . . it still brings me tears.

Here are the lyrics:

People live in cages that are tailor made and come in every size

They've built a house of madness and a thousand dreams

They'll never realize

A paper prison with imaginary locks

Where loneliness has built the wall

With a cell made of boredom and fear

Love and light come to free them all

 

Where are the angels who will save their souls

Choose a path and light the way

If anyone can light the way

Perhaps an angel who will pray for them today

Send him now before they throw it all away

 

Dandelion hero did his best but came too late to end the war

He spoke of truth and beauty but the things he said had all

Been said before

He knew the answers but his voice was much too loud

It wasn't long before he knew

He was only a face in the crowd

In the end he was fighting too

 

For all his medals he was just a fool

And one with nothing more to say

He hadn't anything to say

Collecting welfare while he wrote his book of rules

Read it once before we threw them all away

 

And I who have feelings thought the world would come to kneel

At my command

I chose my time of battle and I knew the ground where I would

Take my stand

I ordered freedom and I thought I knew the price

Until the rendezvous was through In the end I was crying too

 

Where are the angels who will save my soul

Choose a path and light the way

If anyone can light the way

Perhaps an angel who will pray for me today

Before I waste my life away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAE_wH8f17I

Edited by Ted

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