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#2489177 - 04/29/13 04:46 PM Half a century of making music
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Hey Gents,

Well it's official. This year I have been playing guitar for 50 years. I started as a "folkie" in 1964. The following year I discovered the Blues.

The instrument has been my constant companion, offering me solace in times of sorrow, friendship when I was lonely, my pal when I felt like partying. When I was a young man, it was a great help in "establishing social relationships", and gave me something to do when I was bored. It gave me an opportunity to express myself musically and artistically and was always there for me as my musical tastes evolved over the years.

Words cannot express how grateful I am to the instrument. I hope I continue to play for many years to come.
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#2489200 - 04/29/13 06:08 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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#2489221 - 04/29/13 07:57 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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+1 I can't remember if it was 62 or 63 for me, but either way I'm right there with you Bro! Happy 50th! cool

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#2489244 - 04/29/13 09:43 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Larryz]
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Congrats and kudos to the long-timers!
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#2489249 - 04/29/13 10:01 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Congrats on the half century mark, Fred. I think I have 2 more years to get there myself.
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#2489288 - 04/30/13 02:22 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Scott Fraser]
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I started in 1961, so I didn't realise the 50 year thing - so 52 years for me!!

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#2489292 - 04/30/13 04:35 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: The Geoff]
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Congrats! Not far off myself.
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#2489307 - 04/30/13 05:45 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Congrats Fred, you should join the Stones on their "50 and Counting" tour!
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#2489382 - 04/30/13 09:47 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: LeftyBlues]
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2014 will be that mark for me.

I try not to think about that. Back then, I wondered if it was possible for anyone to remember anything from 50 years earlier, and now, I do it all the time!
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#2489394 - 04/30/13 10:15 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: whitefang]
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Originally Posted By: whitefang
2014 will be that mark for me.

I try not to think about that. Back then, I wondered if it was possible for anyone to remember anything from 50 years earlier, and now, I do it all the time!
Whitefang


Hey Fang,

FUNNY!! laugh Do you remember back in the sixties when we weren't supposed to trust anyone over 30?
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#2489419 - 04/30/13 11:01 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Very cool, Fred C!
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#2489420 - 04/30/13 11:02 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Come to think of it, all told it's been thirty years for me, counting from when I really started playing at all... Damn! Scrape off the barnacles and moss!!
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#2489430 - 04/30/13 11:23 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Originally Posted By: Fred_C

Hey Fang,
FUNNY!! laugh Do you remember back in the sixties when we weren't supposed to trust anyone over 30?


I remember that. I've altered it a little bit for current use; I don't trust anybody over 110 nowadays.
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#2489445 - 04/30/13 12:00 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Originally Posted By: Fred_C

Hey Fang,
FUNNY!! laugh Do you remember back in the sixties when we weren't supposed to trust anyone over 30?


I remember that. I've altered it a little bit for current use; I don't trust anybody over 110 nowadays.


Scott,

FUNNY!! laugh

Ahh, the sixties, what a wonderful time to have been young.

"Peace, Love, Dope"

"Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll"
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#2489446 - 04/30/13 12:02 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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Originally Posted By: Caevan O'Shite
Come to think of it, all told it's been thirty years for me, counting from when I really started playing at all... Damn! Scrape off the barnacles and moss!!


Caevan,

My God! You're practically a teenager!
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#2489449 - 04/30/13 12:16 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Originally Posted By: Fred_C
Originally Posted By: Caevan O'Shite
Come to think of it, all told it's been thirty years for me, counting from when I really started playing at all... Damn! Scrape off the barnacles and moss!!


Caevan,

My God! You're practically a teenager!


It's quality and mileage, not years in grade, right? thu cool
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#2489521 - 04/30/13 05:56 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Gentlemen,

Thank you all for your kind words, good humor and fellowship.

You know what's funny? When I first started interacting with you guys, I thought that you were a bunch of young teenage or young adult musicians. It was only as time went on that I realized that many of you were close to my age and had similar experiential backgrounds. This makes me very happy. I really enjoy interacting with all of you and appreciate your friendship and expertise.
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#2489657 - 05/01/13 07:57 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Our pleasure, POPS!
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#2489695 - 05/01/13 09:39 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Originally Posted By: Fred_C
Well it's official. This year I have been playing guitar for 50 years. I started as a "folkie" in 1964. The following year I discovered the Blues.

Words cannot express how grateful I am to the instrument. I hope I continue to play for many years to come.


Congrads you old goat rawk , I too started in the year 1964, so from one old goat to another happy senior citizen picking. Rock on amigo. As I will........
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#2489697 - 05/01/13 09:44 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Originally Posted By: Fred_C
Ahh, the sixties, what a wonderful time to have been young.

"Peace, Love, Dope"

"Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll"


I call one of my (still living) old freak friends in Veiques Puerto Rico several times a month, and we both have the same feeling, what a lucky time we have had to have been living during the 60's-70's. I hope someday for some other generation, the Earth will "peek" out of the dimness into clarity again. I hope they remember us old freaks fondly.......
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#2489702 - 05/01/13 09:48 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: desertbluesman]
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So...any of you old-timers:

1) have a problem with your guitars picking up signals from your life-alert pendants?

2) ever look down at your pedalboard and wonder which pedal you were getting ready to use?

3) need meds to help you with your whammy bars?





wink
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#2489938 - 05/02/13 06:19 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: desertbluesman]
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Originally Posted By: desertbluesman
Originally Posted By: Fred_C
Well it's official. This year I have been playing guitar for 50 years. I started as a "folkie" in 1964. The following year I discovered the Blues.

Words cannot express how grateful I am to the instrument. I hope I continue to play for many years to come.


Congrads you old goat rawk , I too started in the year 1964, so from one old goat to another happy senior citizen picking. Rock on amigo. As I will........


Hey DBM,

Rock On, Brother!!
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#2489939 - 05/02/13 06:20 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
So...any of you old-timers:

1) have a problem with your guitars picking up signals from your life-alert pendants?

2) ever look down at your pedalboard and wonder which pedal you were getting ready to use?

Hey Danny,



3) need meds to help you with your whammy bars?
wink


Hey Danny,

FUNNY!!! laugh
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#2489951 - 05/02/13 06:58 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Sex, drugs and Rock and Roll?

Well, the SEX part has slowed down...
The DRUGS part has changed from recreational to thereputic (I take more pills a day NOW than "back in the day", and they provide NO buzz)
But the ROCK AND ROLL is still cranked up!
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#2490004 - 05/02/13 10:04 AM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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Gents,

It is worthy of note that the great Les Paul was making incredible music into his 90's.

Hopefully, we all have long and productive playing careers ahead of us.
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#2490349 - 05/03/13 01:23 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Fred_C]
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I'm with Whitefang on the 50th year of playing guitar coming up in 2014. Man -hard to believe but what a blast. And we're still rockin in the free world...
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#2490390 - 05/03/13 04:07 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: SEHpicker]
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#2490597 - 05/04/13 04:55 PM Re: Half a century of making music [Re: Terrell]
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Originally Posted By: Terrell
U

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OLD

:-)


An undeniable fact in the face of it, my friend. However, it sure beats being dead.
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