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Grandpa FrankyZ

Member Since 13 Nov 2001
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#3528008 So is Will_Wood a professional musician now or something?

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 07 August 2020 - 11:51 PM

Interesting. I learned a lot about songwriting from Will Wood back in the day. If it's the same dude, I owe him a beer sometime.


I also just released an album yesterday: https://reesehoeg.ba...bum/desire-path

 I was expecting something YES like from all the nature sounds on the intro. Enjoyed listening to Mother Nature Pt1. Great vocals, Nice one. :)

#3527752 Hello, how are you all. Merry Christmas to you all.

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 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.





#3516602 Oh boy, more spam than topics. :(

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 24 October 2017 - 04:01 PM

Yeah I gave up on the status update area ages ago, I just couldn't keep up with it once it got out of hand. It would be nice if Rob could delete it, and also make it impossible for anyone with less than say 10 posts to make a thread/post with a link in it.

  I like this idea very much. ROBBBBBBBBBBBB!!! :)

#3508141 I lost my Mojo

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 01 April 2017 - 01:50 PM

At least you're talking about it, even if it is with us numskulls.


Do you still teach?


I guess the thing is there is no quick-fix Rick-feel-great program but as John said everyone here cares about you and if there is anything any of us can do you know we will.


Incidentally, Herr's top 3 albums for feeling maudlin (great word) to:


5 Leaves Left - Nick Drake

The Boatman's Call - Nick Cave

Closer - Joy Division



Ha, made me Smile.  maudlin is an underused word. :)


Yes i am still teaching, although business has dropped off a little, i am just about surviving on my megre income, and i can afford a little pleasure in life. 

3 good albums actually. gotta love me some Nick Cave especially.. I have recently got into collecting albums made by local musicians, there is a lot of good stuff out there on the local scene, and a great deal of talent. Some albums are i think bedroom productions, and very roughly done, but that seems to add to the charm and feel of the music being produced. I am a big supporter of local music.

I also had a listened to the 3 GTU albums that we all did some years back, and that made me feel somewhat nostalgic for the old GTU days. There was some really good music made, and i hope you guys are still making that music. :)

#3508101 I lost my Mojo

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 31 March 2017 - 04:09 AM

Well a little more to it than that.


I seem to be in a wilderness, The last gig we did was a Christmas gig, it went really well, however in the new year, we have not been able to get together for a rehearsal because of life and other commitments, so i woke up one morning and decided thats it, no more band. However, since my wife has been gone my heart has not been in it, so i hardly pushed it.

It was the best band i have ever been in, not one argument, not even so much as a cross word, we enjoyed what we did, and enjoyed each others company. We were not a fantastic band, but we enjoyed what we did, and we had fantastic gigs. I want that again, but my heart is not in the music. My heart is not in life itself. I have a gig in May, i have managed to get an ensemble together for a one off, and i have just applied for a buskers licence, more because i need the money than because i want to do it. 

I need a new direction, both in life and in music. My wife was my life.




I lost my Mojo, and i don't know how to get it back.12495032_10156565472925393_759427422363012573005_10156565469560393_625884284572712509282_10156565468225393_483303253648912219604_10156367094820393_5105680963197



proud to have worked with these guys, and will work with them again :)


#3507508 Since we're all getting old anyway, I figured I'd let you guys know f...

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 26 February 2017 - 01:44 AM

Congratulations, just don't let him grow up a.......................................................................................Bass Player  :laugh2:

#3506074 Happy birthday Neal!

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 09 January 2017 - 02:32 PM

Happy Birthday Neal, drinks on you know who. ;)


Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 23 December 2016 - 10:41 PM



#3505241 What's bummed you out today?

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 21 December 2016 - 03:21 AM

Ahhh shit man, so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and all your family.

#3505119 What's made your day today?

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 17 December 2016 - 10:24 PM


I'm actually still living at home, but we have the house organised in such a way that we can live separate lives. She is a cake decorator so she pretty much has a fully functioning kitchen in her cake room. She also has a bedroom next door. It's a dormer bungalow, so that takes up the entire upper floor. It's about as ideal as it can be for such a situation. So far it's working out pretty good. I mean our paths still cross a lot, but we're mature enough to act as adults and not be petty. We can still get along. It's also good that the kids still have us both.


However all this could change. 3 days after she told me she wanted to end it, she informed me that she was seeing someone else (of course I have my suspicions that she was seeing him long before that, but that's another story). Either way, after 13 years of marriage (20 years together in total) I felt a bit hard done by. Yes, it has been dead for the last couple of years but I would have rathered to try and work things out. So she may or may not move out further down the line.


Anyway, 3 months later, I'm much happier about things and I'm ready to move on. I decided to become more protective of my income (I'll pay my share of the bills and look after the kids etc but no more). So the payrise just came at a great time (if there's such a thing).


I suppose it's still early days but so far so good.



Hey Neal, i am sorry to see your marriage has broken up. I had been married 3 times, so i understand how you feel. Good though that you are getting on with life. :)

#3504929 Who would you drink a beer with?

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 13 December 2016 - 05:35 AM

I would also be happy to buy a beer for any member of this forum. :)

#3504928 What's made your day today?

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 13 December 2016 - 05:33 AM

Having read a great deal of this thread, i realize i have watched you all grow up, and become productive and functioning human beings. It has made me realize that this is far more than a guitar site with us all coming together as people with a common interest, but a family who have watched each other grow. We have all shared in each others lives and witnessed, both tragedy and happiness, and all the emotions possible to share both in real life and through the internet. I may not come here that often anymore, but still care about you all as an internet family, and for me my first internet family. My only regret is that i will never meet you all in person. :)

#3504762 Who would you drink a beer with?

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 08 December 2016 - 07:41 PM

I would drink a Beer with my Wife Sharon RIP.

#3504758 Losing a pet

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 08 December 2016 - 04:52 PM

I have lost a few pets in the past, and it is always hard as pets are family members. And as you know i have suffered a great loss this year. Grief hits you time and time again, and usually when you least expect it, don't hold back that grief, let it flow. As John said, time is the only healer, and you need the time to come to terms with your loss. Don't rush out and get a new pet until you feel ready to take one in. I feel (just my opinion) that you need to come to terms with your loss, before getting a replacement, then you will feel more able to show the love that the new pet will need in order for it to settle into it's new home.

Remember you will always carry your loved ones in your heart. and carry the many fond memories with you for the rest of your life. :)

#3497852 So, I bought myself a cheap little hobby car.

Posted by Grandpa FrankyZ on 06 July 2016 - 03:26 AM

Have had it a few weeks now, It is a 1990 Manuel (stick Shift) Ford Capri (Mercury to all you Americans) Convertible. Runs like a dream, the engine is a Mazda 1600cc 4 cylinder 323 engine, the same as they dropped in to the Ford Laser. parts are cheap, and as it is Aussie made, plenty of parts about. It is a great little car, built for the winding country roads, it sticks like shit to a blanket when powering round the many bends and twisting roads of the Adelaide hills. OK, so it is not a fast car, more like a slug really, but suits our roads perfectly. It is smooth over the bumps, and the engine just purrs. :)13537578_10157243714210393_156423476303813528690_10157243715495393_257178234749513512208_10157243715095393_834986979510413521916_10157243707960393_1592425728532

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