It would be nice if we can live it up a bit - any ideas?
I know that I didn't post much either, since a few weeks my health is not the best (see older post) and the doctors are still searching. Yes, we're getting older.
I'm here, still playing most every days but with spring coming there's a lot of work to care a little cottage like mine and I'm still working on that theater soundtrack (my psychedelic post)... The first time for me to deal with such project! We"re supposed to play live at least for the very first venues. We plan to record each of these opening gigs, and the take the best parts of each to re-master kinda "live sound track" for later use...
Take care guys, take your medecine and rest
I'l be back as soon as I'll get some more spare time
I've been lurking for six or seven years now, regularly reading posts or listening to recordings of Gerd, Blindboy, Half Blind Lefty, Tytlblues and so many others. I registered so I could reply.
There may not be so much traffic these days, but 12bar.de always was a very nice and interesting place to hang out. Let's hope things will change for the better!
I'm hardly into recording, DAW's and stuff, otherwise I would have registered much earlier.
I live in Belgium, play out regularly with the band.
I'm hoping to make it through to retirement in a few years and hopefully get some more time for things I enjoy. It doesn't help at the moment that so little of my music playing and learning is blues related - I don't like to post a whole load of what is in effect off topic posts!
My fingers crossed for you too on the health front Gerd and I hope you get over that pneumonia quickly Blindboy - you've been having a bad run of it health wise. Getting older ain't so much fun. Mine is a minor problem compared to both yours but I'm having issues with dizzy spells at the moment. The doctor has no idea what it is, but it seems as it is gradually getting better it's not worth finding out. Had been pretty good this week then I had it kick in strongly early today and I had to grab the furniture to stay upright. Yep - it's that getting older thing.
I will try and get over here a bit more often - I should maybe do some work on my DADGAD acoustic blues book I got recently.
VikingBlues wrote:Getting older ain't so much fun.
As we say over here, getting old is great, but being old not...
I consider myself not as really old , but I'm used to do sports 2-3 days a week and it's hard to stop it completely for still unknown reasons.
Anyway, is coming I have to care for my kids.
Getting old isn't that bad, considering the alternative ;-)
I hope your health is improving...
I've used 12 bar's resources for about a year now but haven't been active on the board so I thought it was about time. Ok, I felt guilty
I'm almost 65 and stopped playing in my mid 20s, but about a year ago I picked up playing a guitar again and I'm really enjoying it. In life, guitar has always been my one constant to lift me up and to give me direction.
I've gotten a few of my neighbors together and we've been playing for probably about 3 months now. It's going reasonably well I'm not a very patient person so I have to say I'm prouder of letting the group develop at it's own pace than I am at my own playing
Anyway just wanted to lend my support however I can.
Your guitar playing story with that big gap in the middle year sis indeed VERY familiar indeed.
You are right about the guitar playing giving you a lift - I can honestly say that, whatever sanity I have left, guitar has played a large part in keeping it intact.
I liked your positive spin on getting old Jokron - I must take that on board.
You seem to have been hit by what I've heard a lot of people say - life gets much busier when you retire.
Maybe I'll find that out for myself in about 3 years.
Bought me two new guitars, a Strat and a Les Paul...upgraded Cubase to pro 9 and dusted off my Boss GT-100...and made a one year subscription of Guitar Techniques...
Life is good :)
Hope the freedom to get playing with your new guitars goes well, and that there isn't too much of a learning curve with the upgraded Cubase!
" A blues guitarist plays 3 chords in front of thousands of people.......a Jazz guitarist plays thousands of chords in front of 3 people"