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carol m

Member Since 21 Mar 2006
OFFLINE Last Active Sep 11 2014 02:44 AM

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In Topic: Our University song

03 September 2014 - 08:32 AM

Hi there old mate!
Glad you dropped by
Your post has inspired me
To give rhyming one more try...

I finally finished my tax today
It has taken me ages
It's a new software app
It has hundreds of pages
"Over one hundred thousand, sir?"
You've got to be joking!
But every new question
Requires prodding and poking
You must read what it says
Before saying 'No'
And where you say 'Yes'
There are new pages to go
Then you get near the end
And the software... it crashes!
You wonder where your life went
You see past life in flashes
You think, "$%^#@ this for a lark!
I'm off to bake chips"
They are good for the soul
(Although not good for the hips)
By then you're past caring
You just want to get it done
So you flash through the software
And you think you have won...
Then up pops a screen saying
"You still have this that's not done"
Then finally, yes finally, you get to the end
But by then you've gone crazy
And gone right round the bend....Aaah!

Yamaha's can be good
My first one turned into a pudding
Sound-wise that is,
Too much stretching and pulling (for the rhyme, sort of)
So I gave it away - yes I'm generous like that -
I tried to throw in (he he!) my old enemy, the cat
But the guy was too smart for me
Said, 'Free pudding guitar is one thing
But please don't give me that cat!'
And so she lives on
Despite my scheming and spells
What a shame they filled with bricks
All the old local wells.

In Topic: Does Anyone Recognize This Song?

01 September 2014 - 08:43 PM

Hi GB, remember that it may be played in a special alternate tuning e.g. G or D etc. Why not email him and beg??

In Topic: Our University song

26 August 2014 - 12:46 AM

Procrastination is a wonderful thing
I’ve been doing it a lot, even though it is Spring (damn, there’s that rhyming couplet again!)
My current challenge is doing my Tax
I can’t seem to settle and just ‘get it done’
I find any excuse - I’ve really been lax
Today I’ve been tidying, doing the wash
I found an old esky which needed a clean
Then I met Eddy, and we started to chat
He plays guitar!! - for a strum buddy was keen
So I brewed up more coffee, and found my guitar….
His guitar was ‘tuned’ to somewhere near D
So I adjusted my Tanglewood, and he started to sing…
‘Cos it covered the ‘sounds’ that were coming from me
So….2 hours later and still no Tax done
I still must phone Phyllis, then make some more tea
With luck, that'll be evening, and time to start cooking
Then maybe some tele, then it‘s bedtime for me….

Yes, procrastination is a wonderful thing
But getting my tax done? Err… just one more of my sins.

In Topic: Faith eclipse series ....... Any good ?

29 June 2014 - 04:39 AM

The cedar top sound is only a subtle difference, so you will still love your spruce top - most people play spruce top and the small difference is only a personal preference that many people would not notice.

I only realised there was a difference when I upgraded my first el-cheapo ebay guitar to my first 'proper' guitar - the one I described in my earlier post of going to the store and trying them all out. I picked the one I picked mostly on sound, and I found out later it had a cedar top - I had no idea at the time, but now I have learned to hear the difference and I prefer the cedar top.

You might listen to one in the future after you get used to the sound of your Faith beauty, but only for interest sake - a good guitar always has good tone, no matter what any subtle differences they may have. Now you have your new guitar you will love it, and getting to know it is a fantastic experience - I promise!

In Topic: Faith eclipse series ....... Any good ?

29 June 2014 - 03:18 AM

Don't worry about Cedar top vs Spruce top - you can get a cedar top for the next one - unless you go for an electric next, and then a cedar top after that. Are you going to have a few lessons to get you started? And yes, a guitar is a beautiful work of art.

I predict:
Your fingers will hurt at the beginning.
You will find that the strings are too close together and the frets are too far apart.
Your small hands will suddenly have fat fingers attached - and your fingers will refuse to do what you tell them to do.
Alzheimers will be delayed by several years.
You will always have something to do in those wasted minutes between doing 'proper' stuff - or during the ads on TV.
Oh yes, a guitar is a chick magnet...... :)