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(@rparker)
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It's that time of year again. Resolutions. I'm sure some are already broken, but that happens. Mine:

non-guitar:
Quit Smoking For Good: I've averaged anywhere from 3-6 smokes a week most of this year, but I could not set them down. And then a month ago, I found myself smoking full time again. So, they're gone. None since New Year's Eve.

Continue losing weight: Averaging 1 pound a week loss since September. No smoking ain't helping.

Guitar:
Continue to improve my one guitar arrangement song covers.

Regain or find some focus on learning some lead.

Not spend any big bucks on gear this year. A/C units in house are on last leg.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@dogbite)
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keep my dream of moving to the countryside alive.

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Well, this is the first year since about 1990 that I haven't quit smoking on the stroke of midnight as New Year's Eve turns into New Year's Day - dunno why, I suppose I've quit trying to quit!

Music - I've got to get some decent recordings of my songs done. I've got about a hundred songs that I need to be able to do justice to!

Got to keep coming up with some good topics for the Sunday Songwriters Group - it SEEMS to be going OK so far - and coming up with some songs myself.

And the usual one - I WILL get better this year!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@alangreen)
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I am going to be lighter at the end of this year than at the beginning even if I have to cut out some of the ale.

I talked about musical goals in other threads, but I'm definitely going to work on my technique and I've laid down a couple of reasonable tracks for a SSG song this year, and I've got some gigs lined up with various orchestras so I'm on track. To infinity and beyond

A :-)

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I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
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 KR2
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= A. (Green)

Congrats on your 6000th post.
A milestone in the annals of GuitarNoise.com

Oh, and for 2009 . . .
I resolve not to make resolutions.

How do you say Que Sera Sera in French?

KR2

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


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(@ricochet)
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ce qui sera soyez

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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To live until at least 200. (And if I don't make it, I wouldn't know, now would I???)

Cat

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(@ricochet)
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Doing OK on that so far.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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 KR2
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To live until at least 200. (And if I don't make it, I wouldn't know, now would I???)
Cat
Oh, I imagine at sometime between here and 200, you'll have a few clues that you might not make it.
And what's so good about the 22nd century?

KR2

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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To live until at least 200. (And if I don't make it, I wouldn't know, now would I???)

Cat

I'll settle for 100 - as long as, on my 100th birthday, they let me have an electric guitar and let me play "Sympathy For The Devil." LOUD!!!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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= A. (Green)

Congrats on your 6000th post.
A milestone in the annals of GuitarNoise.com

SLACKER!

Just joking, Alan....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@crank-n-jam)
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Musically, to learn more scales, learn every note on the fret board, and to complete a few songs mostly by myself (my buddy will probably have to sing them for me).

Personally, I just want to get some debt paid down this year. Getting married, honeymoon and buying a house has caused us to build up some debt. Want to put a large dent in it this year. Since quitting smoking over two years ago, I've put on a few pounds that I'd like to lose as well.

Other than that, I'm just going to continue enjoying life! :D

Jason

"Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"


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 Ande
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To get a decent amp I could gig with. (Could gig SMALL with. Never going to play big places. But I want TUBES.)

(Don't know that I will. The first time I've really played in public was a Christmas party a few weeks ago. But I'd like to be able to consider it.)

Get better at bar chords. (I can do the ones I do all the time. The ones I don't, I suck at.)

3 notes per string scales. (Small hands. But they're getting bigger.)

And hang in there, rparker. I've had 9 ciggies since the beginning of December. If I could keep it that low, I wouldn't quit. But I know me, and I can't.

Best,
Ande


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(@rparker)
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And hang in there, rparker. I've had 9 ciggies since the beginning of December. If I could keep it that low, I wouldn't quit. But I know me, and I can't.

I had one "slip". By slip, I mean two days. Rough weekend. Better now, and no smoke now.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@oenyaw)
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Last year it was no more speeding tickets. So I got one on Jan 6th. I think it needs to be a forever resolution, not just a yearly one. Jan. 4th I was cleaning the house and fell off a ladder. The obvious resolution should "be more careful!"

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