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by dogsbody
February 12th, 2009, 12:10 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What Are Your Best Songs?
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: What Are Your Best Songs?

Hey Roy! Ditto on that one "Horse With No Name" and David Hodge's lesson for exactly the same reasons as you. As for the singing I found it's good because you don't have to concentrate on your fretting much once you get the strum pattern going on the intro and then you can really apply yourself to t...
by dogsbody
February 12th, 2009, 5:25 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What Are Your Best Songs?
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: What Are Your Best Songs?

In my case it would have to be in order of my competancy:- 1. "The One I Love" REM, (Mattguitar's version on the ESD is where I learned it). The best thing about it are the easy lyrics and the great acoustic sound you get from the chords used. 2. "Horse With No Name" America. Fantastic to play, only...
by dogsbody
February 5th, 2009, 5:34 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y7 W14 - Song For Buddy Holly.
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Y7 W14 - Song For Buddy Holly.

Great song there Vic, As the other's say keep working on it. I would love to hear it if you record it. This is only a suggestion but can you use for this song, one of those classic early chord progressions Buddy used . ie using only A, D & E and maybe the odd Am or Em thrown in too. Keep it up Vic. ...
by dogsbody
February 3rd, 2009, 1:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The day the music died....50 years ago today.
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: The day the music died....50 years ago today.

50 years ago! Hard to believe! When you hear his songs they sound so fresh and as relevant today as they were then. Lyrically and musically! As everybody says "what great things could he have achieved had he led a long life". Buddy was a true great and one of the first to stick his neck out and grab...
by dogsbody
January 27th, 2009, 12:51 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: So - just WHERE do you practise?
Replies: 48
Views: 3717

Re: So - just WHERE do you practise?

Well this is a good one to ask Vic! First off when I got my guitar a few years back I used to go in the living room when nobody was about, which was rare! I'd perch on the edge of the sofa and strain to read my music manuals etc ether beside me or on the floor. Not Good! Then I went to our main bedr...
by dogsbody
January 16th, 2009, 5:28 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: how long, what music, what guitar...
Replies: 116
Views: 9547

Re: how long, what music, what guitar...

Wow what a good thread! My story is not nearly as exiting as you other guys. I really got into enjoying listening to music during the sixties. As I've said many times on various GN forum threads it was the Beatles that really got me interested from when they first appeared on TV and Radio. They just...
by dogsbody
January 14th, 2009, 1:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Led Zeppelin in studio recording new material
Replies: 17
Views: 1338

Re: Led Zeppelin in studio recording new material

All I've got say is: Never Say "Never Again" "Hatchets Do Get Buried" and "Hell Does Freeze Over" Even John Lennon had made peace with Paul George and Ringo and rumuor had it that he was planning to return to the UK just before his untimely death. If he had then Chapman would have failed and just ma...
by dogsbody
December 18th, 2008, 5:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Closed Mic Night
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: Closed Mic Night

Our Open Mic Nights at The Royal Oak, Gretton, Gloucestershire, every Wednesday night are a cross between an Open Mic and an Open Jam. If you turn up before 9:00pm the start time "Mike" (no pun intended) the guy who runs it will fit you in even if you get time for only one song. He has no problem wt...
by dogsbody
December 13th, 2008, 2:42 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: This is for Vic
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: This is for Vic

Thank god for Status Quo! The classic Christmas pop song is back to save us all from the "X-Factor" Great video in a classic 1970's retro style too. Maybe I'm getting old but this is great Christmassy stuff. Hey Vic I think the Quo could do with a Christmas present of restoration resprays on those b...
by dogsbody
December 13th, 2008, 2:34 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What Christmas Song Do you Like Playing on the Guitar?
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: What Christmas Song Do you Like Playing on the Guitar?

Oh great thread guys, For me it's "Silent Night" just a beautiful timeless classic carol. For fun it's: "Blue Christmas" love trying to do Elvis's version and blubber my eyes out on the lyrics. For thinking of others and the state of the world its got to be: "Happy Christmas" John Lennon had a way w...
by dogsbody
October 31st, 2008, 4:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hall of Fame Award for Booker T & the MGs
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Hall of Fame Award for Booker T & the MGs

Well deserved indeed! I watched the video of the "Stax Vault Tour of Norway 1967" on BBC4 recently and was staggered by the sheer energy of Booker T & the MGs. They were the only band on stage providing all the music non-stop for such greats as Arthur Conley (Sweet Soul Music and In The Midnight Hou...
by dogsbody
September 30th, 2008, 11:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gilmour at Gdansk
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Gilmour at Gdansk

Well I was lucky enough to see it last Friday evening on BBC2 It was part of an entire David Gilmore/Pink Floyd evening schedule. And I have to say it was brilliant. "Especially Wish You Were Here" I just wish you had all been able to see it! Guys! go to David Hodge's Easy Songs For Beginners on her...
by dogsbody
September 3rd, 2008, 11:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Beatles Remastered
Replies: 16
Views: 2615

Re: The Beatles Remastered

Ah ha! Smokindog to the rescue! I feel a bit better about all this now. I'll wait and see how it all pans out in 2009. Interesting perspectives from everyone ,thanks guys! I must admit to being curious as to the sound quality that their first album "Please Please Me" will have when remastered as I l...
by dogsbody
September 3rd, 2008, 3:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Beatles Remastered
Replies: 16
Views: 2615

Re: The Beatles Remastered

Vic Lewis wrote: As always, that's just MY opinion - other people seem to like it. I think it's a sprawling, bloated mess that could easily have been cut to a single album I think you will find Vic, that George Martin tended to agree with you as he apparently tried hard to convince the Beatles to m...
by dogsbody
September 2nd, 2008, 11:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Beatles Remastered
Replies: 16
Views: 2615

Re: The Beatles Remastered

Vic Lewis wrote: What I DID hate was the "Love" album - you know, the one where they stuck odd tracks together and made a real pig's ear of them. Even though it was done under the supervision of George Martin, I HATED that album. I totally agree with you here Vic. I made it known to everyone friend...