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#1 Grandpa FrankyZ

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 01:54 PM

Hello folks, how are you all. I hope life is treating you well, and that all those dreams you had 20 years ago have come to fruition.

 

I am doing OK, New girlfriend, gigs a plenty, and still teaching guitar. Lots of busking, and still enjoying life in Australia. The gigs are mostly in Retirement centres these days, but it is very lucrative, and i get to play all my favourite 60s and 70s songs. 

 

Any old schoolers still about, Hi to you all, hows it going.

 

 

 

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:27 PM

Hey Rick! Just decided to stick my nose in as well; haven't been on in ages. Glad you're doing well; we're all doing fine here in Woolyback Land :guitar:


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 06:04 AM

Hello Rick and John. Good to hear from you. I guess a few of us old coots are still alive and kickin'! I stop by GTU periodically just to see if anyone has been around. (Old habits are hard to break!)

 

Glad you're still playing quite a bit, Rick. I don't play as much as I used to. I get together with an acoustic bass-player once a week and we'll do an open-mic once in awhile, but that's about it. We do old pre-war blues. (The kind of stuff nobody wants to hear! LOL!!)

 

John, are you still working? (If you want to call drinking beer working! LOL!!!!)

 

Anyway, good to hear from you both.


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:33 PM

Yeh, John...still scoffing beer and getting paid for it...glad you're well! :D


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:34 AM

Hey look. It's the pensioners outing  :yes2:

 

Nah just kidding. Hey guys, hope yiz are all keeping well. I've been married, had kids, divorced and found new love since I first joined GTU  :lol:



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:14 AM

Guys.. guys.. not so many posts please.

I don't know who's paying the GTU bills these days but surely they can't afford all this bandwidth you're using.

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:21 PM

There seems to be a refreshing lack of spam...did Rob put in a Bot-detector? :D


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 02:06 PM

John, I think he blocked most new users a while ago, which is where all the spam was coming from.

 

Anyway, it's good to see a few members still checking out the site from time to time. Like a ghost-town that was formerly a boom-town not too long ago.

 

I think I've answered maybe three guitar-related questions in the last year or two.

 

"Those were the days. Yes they were, those were the days.

Those were the days, miracles everywhere. Where are they now?

They're gone..."


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Posted 23 December 2019 - 06:56 AM

Geh, saved passwords are an amazing thing.

 

^_^ Pfffrt



#10 dadfad

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 02:08 PM

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. (Or afternoon, or morning depending on where you are.)


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#11 Derf!

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 12:01 PM

Merry hip hip, well wishes, bah humbug and other such seasonal fair, you yarblockos. 



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Posted 29 December 2019 - 10:10 PM

Hi all, glad to hear from you.

Me, I live a quiet life in my retirement.

 

My advice is have a good time while you still can.

 

Going to remove posts made by spammers now.



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 09:40 AM

Hello Fred and Bernard. I hope you had a good holiday. Bernard, you're lucky to have been able to retire. Hopefully soon I'll be able to do the same.

 

Yes, I've noticed lately that spammers are back and deleted quite a few of them myself.

 

And your advice is spot on...

 

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.

Old Time is still a-flying.

And that same flower that smiles today

Tomorrow will be dying."


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:24 AM

Hi John, thank you for your bienveillance.
 
:cheers:
 
 I'm told that a 19th century painter painted 2 oil paintings that were directly inspired by that ancient 17th century poem you posted.
 
Seems that the poet who wrote the poem was himself inspired by the work of several writers included Shakespeare.
 
Influence on artists is universal. 
 
Art  seems to work that way.
 


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Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:52 AM

Merry hip hip, well wishes, bah humbug and other such seasonal fair, you yarblockos. 

 

A late Merry Christmas to you, Fred. Hope you're well.


And say why it never worked for me.
Something to do with violence
A long way back, and wrong rewards,
And arrogant eternity.

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:40 PM

Hey guys! Merry Xmas n happy New Years as well. So glad to hear old gang is still around. Hope u have all the success u desire this year. Peace foo.
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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:49 AM

And the same to you, Wazim!


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 09:11 AM

Hey, guys! Merry late Christmas!

 

Glad to see you all are well. :)

 

I'm getting ready to go back into the studio on Saturday to complete the recording of my fifth album. This will be the first one to be done partially in a studio, although the recording process was still mostly done in my bedroom.

 

I keep fucking up in my personal life and while I feel like I have a better grasp on what normal human behavior is these days, I still find myself wanting to talk it out quite a bit so maybe I'll make some threads about all of the stupid stuff I do! It'll be just like old times except my problems will be that of a 27 year old instead of a teenager. :P


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 03:00 PM

You are absolutely not 27. I don't think I will allow it.

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 06:08 PM

I'll 27.5 in February. That will also be the 14th anniversary of when I joined GTU. Ain't it funny how it happens?


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