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Hey Everyone. In all the time we spend together here, I have realized that there is so much we dont know about each other. I wanted to share a bit about me. Some know I have been a musician my whole life. I taught, I toured, I wrote, I produced, I played my heart out. Sometimes I hear a song that I just will never get tired of. One where when it's on, I just drift to a better place. The room disappears and I'm an empty body in a room with my soul on a different plane. This song here is one with lyrics that are simply written but yet are so powerful in the way we can relate them to our own lives. The life before disease. The life with it. The life after it. The beauty of youth and its infinite possibilities. Sometimes I feel moments of that come across me like a wave of strength and hope. I am reminded that this disease is just apart of us. It isnt us in entirety. That we were once young and in love and full of life. A state of mind and a feeling that I do everything I can everyday to feel a piece of. That feeling is the drug I chase. The drink of life I need to keep going. I will never stop dreaming and taking every ounce of that drug I can get. To feel that happy in me. To feel that young minded young souled bliss. To recirculate that Young Blood. We are never to late for happiness. I share with you a piece of mine with this song. One of my all time favorites by a fantastic and incredibly talented musician. The link to the song is here and below are the lyrics. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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LYRICS:

We're only young and naive still

We require certain skills

The mood it changes like the wind

Hard to control when it begins

The bittersweet between my teeth

Trying to find the in-betweens

Fall back in love eventually

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Can't help myself but count the flaws

Claw my way out through these walls

One temporary escape

Feel it start to permeate

We lie beneath the stars at night

Our hands gripping each other tight

You keep my secrets hope to die

Promises, swear them to the sky

The bittersweet between my teeth

Trying to find the in-betweens

Fall back in love eventually

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

As it withers

Brittle it shakes

Can you whisper

As it crumbles and breaks

As you shiver

Count up all your mistakes

Pair of forgivers

Let go before it's too late

Can you whisper

Can you whisper

Can you whisper

Can you whisper

The bittersweet between my teeth

Trying to find the in-betweens

Fall back in love eventually

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

The bittersweet between my teeth

Trying to find the in-betweens

Fall back in love eventually

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

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Beautiful!

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😊❤

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I will ditto that. You can go into a world of your own with music. Yes, definitely beautiful. Take care Lynne

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GrandmaDylan

Gorgeous. My daughter in law has a beautiful voice and teaches singing and drama. She just starts singing around the house or in the car, it lifts your heart.

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Grank

Never stop the music. Singing each other a lullaby is our secret, now shared.

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alfredthegreat

Lovely. Music will always have a big part in my life. Love listening to it, love playing it. I've got a hankering to buy and learn double bass next.

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Double bass ..nice! I'm thinking of picking up some violin next myself

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I've got a full size and 3/4 both over 100 year old with lovely tone. My son played until he was about 12 and then packed in, He was very good too. Such a shame! His mates didn't consider it a cool instrument to play so he gave in to peer pressure. He plays guitar now though so he still has music in his life.

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Oo that just sounds like heaven. Amazing isnt it Alfred? Once we have had music take us over, have it run through our veins, we crave it for life. An addiction that never subsides. It doesnt matter how sick we get or how hard times are. The thought of it just brings the will to live to the surface! So many times I've been so down and out in my life and when I'm up on that stage it just melted away and the need for a drink or a smoke subsides, the fear of anything at all just is gone and it's like all that matters is you your instrument and the universe your creating with it around you. Oh man!

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Yes, you can enter your own world and for that time nothing else has any importance. An exquisite escape for the mind. While I was on chemo I couldn't play any of my instruments because of cramp in the hands. When the cramp ceased after transplant I couldn't play because my hands shook with taking steroids but I could always stick my headphones on and drift whilst listening to music. |I can play again now but in short sessions until I build up my muscular strength but I'm getting there.

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I'd like to learn to play too! Have you listened to David Garrett play the violin! A must watch is Viva La Vida, or Dangerous , Kashmir Stairway to Heaven, November Rain plus many more! He's totally and utterly amazing to watch on You Tube! I adore him more than life! Hope you can feel his passion for music too! He's on my bucket list to see live!

Cheers again for sharing your passion of music like me !

Trish x

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Won’t it be bigger than you big Fred? 😁😁 I fancy a recorder...

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Hi Millip. We could form a duo. Poor wife complains of all the instruments that she has to dust now. When I mention a double base she just sort of rolls her eyes, lol

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Not surprised she rolls her eyes at you fred I find myself doing the same to some of your posts 😁

PS I was joking about recorder. I was the only one in our form year that wasn’t allowed to join the house choir. I have always been proud of that 😁. Yes I know it’s sad lol.

Miles

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You could play the Jew's harp Milo. Remember that? The tissue paper and comb. Did you put the bit about being excluded from the house choir on your C.V. to impress future employers? lol

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Even with Jew’s harp - never heard it called that - you surely have to have the rudimentary ability to know what sound (i nearly said note) you’re trying to make - No way Hose (eacute - I think?)

Milo

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ShropshireLass2019

I wouldn't complain! I adore music! Lol

Trish

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Owlie

Love the artist and her songs, you are very lucky to have done what you have done, unfortunately I had a really bad childhood which did serious damage to my self esteem. All I wanted to do was perform but was constantly put down by one person despite being told by others I had something. As a result of my scare, I have gone back to it and am writing songs and recording at home, realistically I know I probably won’t get anywhere now but if you don’t try...! Thanks for sharing!!

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Good on you Owlie. Such a shame abut your childhood ☹️👎🏻. Go for it now!

Miles

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I agree with Miles! Go for it!

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alfredthegreat

Hey, go for it Owlie. It's never, never too late. Power to your elbow !

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Never to late 😊!

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Owlie

Cheers Miles, it really screwed me up unfortunately.... aiming to sing at a local pub when they have a night when anyone gets up, and BBC introducing with my songs when finished. Thanks again Alex x

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Hey Alex

Do let us know how you get on! Sorry I missed your post from 22 days ago! Just happen chanced on it just now! Quel idiot je suis..

Good luck 👍

Miles

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Casinobo

Ha Ha Phoenix! No wonder a lot of us drunks and X drinkers have so much in common. I was in a hair metal band in the 80s in Hollywood and Southern Cal. Played for 20 years. Was a Great time in my life. I am trying how to figure out how to post a pic. If I do, I will. Hope you are well. By the way, Great Lyrics😀

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I'd love to see pictures!

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I can’t seem to copy and paste in here. Friend me on FB if you would like casinobo😎Denver Chris Patrinas

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Brother is that you kicking ass on the blue flying V?!

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20 yrs of it! Had a Blast! 😎

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Badass photo!

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davianne

WOW!!!! Phoenix, great post. The song and lyrics just blew my away......wonderful.

I have played since the 60's, and the exhilaration of performing never goes away.

Les Paul is my friend, but can only play him when my shaky hands behave.

Great post.

David

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My Les Paul is one of my favorites too! Its true performance is just such an exhilitaring feeling!

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I traded in my Tele, because the Les Paul has a broader range ( still my favourite}. When my neighbours and wife are out I let rip, when my hands are up to it.😁

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Les Paul's were made for loud volumes! I hear you on the hands. One summer after a show we were back at my place having some drinks and I fell asleep on chair sittimg up with my head leaning on my fist. When I woke up my hands were pins and needles. I waited a few minutes for it to go away but it didnt. It ended up being what was called " Saturday night palsy" . I couldnt move it at all for 3 months. I had to play shows with cleverly devised system of medical tape and strings on my hand. I had to simplify everyrhing down. Break chords apart into arpeggios because I couldnt grip a chord all at once. I finally got feeling back in it and can play now. But it's never been quite the same. It was a nightmare, thought my days for playing were over.

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Black Sabbath's lead Tony Iommi, had two fingertips chopped after an accident in a sheet metal factory, and had to switch to lefty ( like me), 'cause he had no feeling in his right hand to play his monster riffs. My problem is just old age😢

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That story goes a little bit further too. As you know alot of metal bands now down tune their guitars . This began as a result of Tony Iommi having to down tune to accommodate the string tension on his injured fingers. The result was a lower note availability which in metal we know equals more of the heavy chunk.

I love tuning acoustics down to a low B tuning. Or an open C minor. Gives the acoustic a real grand piano range and timbre. Especially in minor keys. The result can be quite haunting. 🙂

The change in string tension can really help in delaying the hand fatigue as well I find.

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My first gitbox was a spanish acoustic, bought from Jim Marshalls in Feltham. I restrung it for a lefty, and tuned it down to save my fingertips when a newbie player. It did give a bit of fret slap, but for a £16 gitbox, it was OK and all I could afford.In later years, on my weekly visits to Jim's, I used to almost cry to see the damage on Pete Townsend's Rickenbacker after his gigs. Jim used to repair it for him. Those were the days I miss like crazy, but at least I have the memories😎

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Sorry Phoenix, Jim Marshall's shops were in Hanwell, not Feltham. Bloody HE!!!!!😢

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ShropshireLass2019

Phoenix/All

I've just come across your wonderful message on the feeling music which I must say I've read three times! I'm no musician but I Iove and adore music as like you it brings back numerous memories or transports me to unknown places that sets my world on fire and makes each day worth living for! Thank you for sharing your feelings and the lovely lyrics below!:

Slaines

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Thanks so much Trish! The way it can teleport us instantly to any place or emotion. Sometimes a song come.on and all of a sudden I actually even physically feel the way I did when that song was first on and I heard it. The other day a song came on and all.of a sudden I was sad about losing my high school gf. Lol just felt like i was back in that moment.

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Phoenix I know exactly what you mean about music transportation!

As I write this note my ears are plugged into my iPad and I'm listening to all sorts of music from Ed Sheeran Perfect Symphony to Christine Perri singing a Thousand Years which melts me away!

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I love Ed Sheeran!

A thousand years was such a well written song. Beautiful melody. I have a version of it that we performed of it in my last band live when we were playing at the Hard Rock cafe in Toronto. Our singer had almost a Bono meets operatic flavour on it. I'll have to see if I can find it for you it was truly chilling!

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Yes please! You must be an amazing musician to have played at the Hard Rock Cafe ! Wow I feel ....elated to be speaking with You!

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Now I'm blushing Trish

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I'm off to see Christine and the Queens in France in July ! Yipeee

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Oh do tell me how that is !

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Will do!

Regards Trish

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jojokarak

This song helped me through the darkest nights of my entire life 😍 I used to get moaned at in hospital for singing because it made me forget where I was and I still need it every now and again and it will be my song at my funeral or I will haunt them all 😂😂

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Great song JoJo! Thank you for sharing that 😊😊

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ShropshireLass2019

Cheers again Phoenix for music link! Totally loved it!

Trish

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Supportinghubby

I love music - would love to have been musical but no good at singing or playing, just content to listen. I was just reading some stories on this site & came across this one - Walter Trout. I don't know him but googled him & he's on tour at the min. Life transformed after a transplant. I love these success stories! britishlivertrust.org.uk/st...

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Dorset123

Fantastic post, song & comments...obviously some great musicians on here...i’m not one of them...still love a bit of Thin Lizzy I’m afraid...!!!!or some great blues!

Lost cause I guess!!

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Mywildlove

Just catching up on posts I’ve missed this past week. I was very happy to see this music one! That’s a good song!

Any John Maus fans here?

Or Dax Riggs?

You gotta fast forward about 40 seconds in this one. I’m a fan of all things Dax.

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Oh wow this Dax Riggs video brings back memories. Long road trip to classy Pontiac Michigan. Stopped at the border on the way in to the US because one of our friends thought emptying the tin that held her roaches was enough to get rid of the smell so the border dogs wouldnt sniff it out. WRONG lol. The one dollar Coronas at the bar he was playing at made up for the rundown motel room with the "love stained" carpets. What a memory though lol. Good times!

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What! You know of Dax? It’s so hard to find people who know his music! I’ve seen him play live 3 times, once in KCMO, once in St Louis, and the first time in Columbia MO. Amazing person, super sweet and cool and fun to hang with.

We have also had issues with roaches and the border hahaha makes for good memories but sucks at the time!

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Acid bath and deadboy and the elephantmen Reminds me of old parties!

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Acid Bath is how I first discovered Dax years ago, thanks to an ex boyfriend (only good thing I got from that relationship haha) it’s so cool to meet someone who knows of Dax! Especially in Canada!

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Yea good times. The first time we saw him he got drunk in our hotel room and passed out on one of the beds. Accidental sleepover haha

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nidia_1957

Absolutely love everything about everything you said ♥️ I have been really down not in a good place mentally lately. So reading this is good. Love music and love the lyrics. Music 🎶 has always been a GO To for me. Get lost in that moment of time. We can’t go back but we can look forward. Thank you for sharing a part of You 😊 Was a pleasure reading it.

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Thank you Nidia! You are most welcome. Im.so happy this post has touched so many in the way I hoped it would have! 🙂🙂

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Ocala626

I'm a bit behind on my emails. Working too hard! Just wanted to say you are a very cool person! Love this!

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Thank you so much for your kind words Ocala, It really means alot 😊😊 Good to see you back! I hope all is well in your world?

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Ocala626

Yes my husband is now free to fly to the UK for his business at the end of May and I'll be going with him. Fingers crossed no more bleeds. He has 6 months before he needs to be checked again. He's still a little more tired and achy then he used to be but some of that may not be liver that may be age (65) and being a bit too sedentary.

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You might be quite right. I was quite sedentary over the winter and feeling down alot. Even at 35 It really took a number on my health and energy. I hope you botj the very best xx

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