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A peaceful moment
Posted by: swampy
Date: September 15, 2020 12:34PM
A peaceful moment to pause an give thanks for all the good thing in our lives.

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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 15, 2020 12:35PM
Thanks, swampy!! I appreciate every moment of peace I can find these days. I hope you are well in this uncertain time...



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 15, 2020 12:43PM
Thank you. I'm crying now.

Kermit was my late brother's favorite TV star in the whole world. At his funeral I handed out three dozen Kermit plush dolls. And buried one with him. Pictures of "The Frog" show up in our family's social media every now and then.

Here is Kermit showing how to wear a COVID mask.


No, he's not being choked. Just holding him up.



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: swampy
Date: September 15, 2020 01:02PM
All’s well here, RJ. Hope you and yours are the same

Cbelt...long time no “see”. I can appreciate your family’s relationship with Kermit. I’ve got lots of Kermits in my back yard especially with all the rain we’ve had in Florida.



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: September 15, 2020 01:17PM
I will always second that thought! Thanks, swampy.

Here is another choral moment I hope you will enjoy...Lux Aurumque

Be well!



=TC
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 15, 2020 02:09PM
Terrific video, love the Muppets and their positive messages.

When our kids were born in the 90s, I went out and got all of the DVDs so they would grow up with them! They were off the air and only returned recently, which means a generation grew up without knowing Kermit outside SS.
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: swampy
Date: September 15, 2020 03:54PM
Thanks for the link, TheCaber. Beautiful composition. I really did enjoy that.

hi Seeker! I think everyone can relate to Kermit. When my son was a toddler and we lived at Ft Knox, we could get the PBS stations from both Louisville and Lexington. Three hours of Sesame Street in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. He absolutely watched all 5 hours a day. Funny though, he hated Mr Rogers. :-)



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 15, 2020 03:58PM
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swampy
Thanks for the link, TheCaber. Beautiful composition. I really did enjoy that.

hi Seeker! I think everyone can relate to Kermit. When my son was a toddler and we lived at Ft Knox, we could get the PBS stations from both Louisville and Lexington. Three hours of Sesame Street in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. He absolutely watched all 5 hours a day. Funny though, he hated Mr Rogers. :-)

Yeah, Mr Rogers was not popular.

Getting the DVDs meant my kids know Miss Piggy...!
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 15, 2020 04:19PM
My kids grew up with Kermit & the Muppets. There favorites were Rainbow Connection & It's Not Easy Being Green
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 15, 2020 04:32PM
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RgrF
My kids grew up with Kermit & the Muppets. There favorites were Rainbow Connection & It's Not Easy Being Green

Yep.

There is a new Muppets Show on Disney Plus. It's worth watching, but only if you know the first series I think.

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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: September 15, 2020 05:12PM
Back in April I brought out an old, late-1960s banjo I've been moving and keeping in storage since I first got it. Played it (not well) in my teens and early twenties. Always knew I would pick it up again in retirement. The pandemic gave me enough time to re-start a bit earlier than planned.

Learning to play the banjo quickly morphed into learning to tune the banjo. The tuning pegs are old and twisted. Several of the screws holding the pegs in place are missing. Not sure how to adjust the connecting rod to get the right tension on the neck.

A friend in Seattle repairs and builds banjos. Unfortunately, I can't cross the border to see him.

When I mentioned my new hobby to a friend, she imagined me playing and singing The Rainbow Connection. I had never heard the song before. Such a beautiful tune and sentiment. It is now on my list of songs to learn.

Finally broke down and ordered a new banjo to tide me over. While waiting, I wrote a parody of the song, lamenting my various beginners' problems. (see below)

Todd's G to Eminor board

sung to the tune of The Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many songs using banjos?
And why is mine so hard to tune?
Banjos are pretty, but mine brings forth pity
This banjo will lead to my ruin.
So I keep on strumming, and practice drop-thumbing
Just give it some time, wait and see.
Someday I’ll fit in, with musicians I’ll sit in
The pickers, the frailers, and me.

Who said that all tunes could be heard and mastered
When played with a forward roll?
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Blisters, my fingers have taken their toll.
The clock keeps on ticking while I learn down-picking
When will these licks ever sound smooth?
Someday I’ll play along, with minstrels I will belong
The pickers, the frailers, and me.
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: lost in space
Date: September 15, 2020 06:00PM
I love old banjos. Got a pic?



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 16, 2020 04:53AM
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TheCaber
I will always second that thought! Thanks, swampy.

Here is another choral moment I hope you will enjoy...Lux Aurumque

Be well!

I just ran across this, also by Eric Whitacre Sing Gently. Both the choral as well as the string quartet arrangement that is used for the credits are meditatively beautiful.



The arts are not luxuries but assets that give way more than they cost.
--Ronald Tucker on YouTube

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 16, 2020 08:23AM
Thanks for that link. Anything Muppets is cool by me. I grew up on Sesame Street.
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: swampy
Date: September 16, 2020 08:38AM
Todd, I once had an old banjo that was named “Stump and the Dog” I found it in a pawn shop in Kansas City. My family is into bluegrass and my brother taught me some basic chords and picking. I was never all that good but it was it was fun. I passed it on to a nephew who still keeps it singing. Great parody on the lyrics.

Sam, thank you for that link. Absolutely beautiful.



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: September 16, 2020 10:26AM
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Sam3
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TheCaber
I will always second that thought! Thanks, swampy.

Here is another choral moment I hope you will enjoy...Lux Aurumque

Be well!

I just ran across this, also by Eric Whitacre Sing Gently. Both the choral as well as the string quartet arrangement that is used for the credits are meditatively beautiful.

Love Eric Whitacre! thank you for the link
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 16, 2020 11:26AM
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mrbigstuff
Thanks for that link. Anything Muppets is cool by me. I grew up on Sesame Street.

Was the rent as good as I've heard? emoticon_love



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 16, 2020 11:32AM
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swampy
Todd, I once had an old banjo that was named “Stump and the Dog” I found it in a pawn shop in Kansas City. My family is into bluegrass and my brother taught me some basic chords and picking. I was never all that good but it was it was fun. I passed it on to a nephew who still keeps it singing. Great parody on the lyrics.

Sam, thank you for that link. Absolutely beautiful.

I played a lot of bluegrass in Florida in the 90's. I used to know a lot of the bands down there but I can't remember much anymore. I do remember Foxfire and the Sand Mountain Boys. Also the Warrior River Boys from Alabama.
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 16, 2020 12:30PM
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rjmacs
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mrbigstuff
Thanks for that link. Anything Muppets is cool by me. I grew up on Sesame Street.

Was the rent as good as I've heard? emoticon_love

My neighborhood was close to that ideal but not as diverse. We did have a sort of Mr Hooper character, too, and a guy we called Groucho who only stuck his disheveled hair out of the window to yell at us.
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 17, 2020 03:34AM
Can someone explain why this was tossed over into the political forum? I can not find one smidgen of politics in any of the posters comments.



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: swampy
Date: September 17, 2020 07:51AM
Sam, I started the topic here as kind of an olive branch to my adversaries here. We have all managed to share some beautiful music and fun’s stories. Don’t be the topic cop Karen. LOL



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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 17, 2020 09:11AM
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swampy
Sam, I started the topic here as kind of an olive branch to my adversaries here. We have all managed to share some beautiful music and fun’s stories. Don’t be the topic cop Karen. LOL

Ohh.... whoops!

I thought this was started on the other side and that it was moved here. My apologies to everyone.



The arts are not luxuries but assets that give way more than they cost.
--Ronald Tucker on YouTube

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
--Frank Zappa
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Re: A peaceful moment
Posted by: swampy
Date: September 17, 2020 12:20PM
Sam all is forgiven.



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