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In My Life – what's happening in your life currently?
20 February 2023
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Sea Belt said

Nowadays I try to record anytime I “finish” a song. Not only do I play it all the way through, I also describe on the tape all the chords and riffs — “okay here you go from A7 to Bm7 bridging with that James Taylor chord” — in case I will forget later (I’m usually not able to replicate something musical by ear, I need it explained or written down).  That James Taylor chord is a handy chord:  just do A7 not barred, but instead of having the open A string be the bass, you press on Bb for the bass.  It’s notated in some books as A7?  

That’s a neat chord progression, kinda jazzy. Bm7 is a good chord, like a Bm but slightly more interesting. Pink Floyd used it a good deal (probably from Rick Wright’s jazz background) so I’m fond of it.

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21 February 2023
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Beatlebug said

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Nowadays I try to record anytime I “finish” a song. Not only do I play it all the way through, I also describe on the tape all the chords and riffs — “okay here you go from A7 to Bm7 bridging with that James Taylor chord” — in case I will forget later (I’m usually not able to replicate something musical by ear, I need it explained or written down).  That James Taylor chord is a handy chord:  just do A7 not barred, but instead of having the open A string be the bass, you press on Bb for the bass.  It’s notated in some books as A7?  

That’s a neat chord progression, kinda jazzy. Bm7 is a good chord, like a Bm but slightly more interesting. Pink Floyd used it a good deal (probably from Rick Wright’s jazz background) so I’m fond of it.

  

yeah, I don’t know if it’s just age and having played so long, but chords merge into each other in my mind — Bm7 is essentially D6 (with a B bass), and so forth.

James Taylor in his song “Only a Dream in Rio” not only does that progression I described, he keeps stair-stepping up until he reaches E major.  A7-A7o-Bm7-B7o-C#m7-C#7o-Dm7-D7o-E7-A-B (I think I got that right)

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Spring will soon be here and the crappy winter will be gone, replaced by a crappy cold wet Spring.

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My spring break wasn’t all that fun. I did go to Williamsburg which was super cool, but that’s about it.

I was with my cousins and their grandparents and then my other aunts and uncles. It was sort of painful for me to see the grandfather/granddaughter dynamic since I lost my grandfather very suddenly 4 years ago. I just wanted that feeling again… Also, my cousins talked to their father on speaker phone a lot. I don’t have a father so that wasn’t fun for me to listen to for obvious reasons. 

During the vacation I was terrified to spend money and to have others spend money on me. I was trembling when one of my aunts asked me if I wanted a Dr. Pepper. If an item on a menu was over $10 I would get anxious.

We also ate 2-3 meals a day. I am a 1 meal a day person. Having lots of food in front of me makes me nervous. But I knew I would get yelled at if I didn’t eat everything on my plate. My strategy was to eat as fast as possible and not think about it. One morning i had to skip breakfast because I was not in the right mind.

On the bright side… I discovered lots of good music from the eldest of my uncles and aunts that were there (heard some beatles too), I learned about 18th century america, and went into some beautiful buildings.

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I took a very short notice week off work a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it: phone calls, messages and emails were all ignored and did stuff each day without any requirement, stress or necessity. It was disappointing to have to return to my job rediscovering that I have a better time away from work and all that entails. 

 

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First warm day here since September. Spent the whole day with my feet in the sand. a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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First warm day here since September. Spent the whole day with my feet in the sand. a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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Holy shit you live in a place that looks like that!!!

it was freezing here today, well not literally. but it was 62F today. which is cold for the south. thats like flannel and then puffy jacket weather..

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Yes, we are lucky here. There are 100 beaches within an hour drive from my house. Thank goodness my Dad was recruited right out of the Army by the first tech company in Silicon Valley.

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My camera does my yard no justice. It is so much prettier than this. 

A 90 yr old couple used to live here and they gardened a lot. They were on the cover of southern living back in the day but in their old age the garden went down hill. The husband had a massive record collection in that shed back there and that is where i got my first beatles album. 

it is so much yard work. 2 acres of straight up landscaping. it is so beautiful though

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Nice @Neely. It appears that you and Beatlebug live in nature! I hope to hike the Appalachian Trail someday and see it all for myself. ATC_RP3854_Jane-Bald-Roan-Mountain-NC-AT-720x480.jpgImage Enlarger

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Technology hates me at the minute.

Two weeks ago my broadband went on my laptop. Still trying to work out what’s happening there. Hoping to take the laptop and the broadband device into the 3 shop this week to see if they can work out why it’s not connecting.

So been relying on phone to keep up with things, and then yesterday the touchscreen on the fecking phone froze mid Amazon order. Tried everything I could to get it to unfreeze – turning on and off, completely draining the battery and recharging, etc – and nothing worked.

Couldn’t be completely cut-off, so had to go out and buy a new phone today. Though same brand, Alcatel, my last one was a couple of years ago, and this one has a bigger screen and the on-screen keyboard is easier. There’s bits I don’t like so far, but there are definitely pluses.

Technology hates me!

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Just was listening to Sgt. Pepper ’s again for the millionth time and remembered talking to you all here! 

It has been years since I’ve last posted, you all probably don’t remember me. Much has changed since then (I might be starting a PhD soon lol), but still love the Beatles.

Thought I’d pop in and say hello!

Currently up late because I work remotely with a group in Europe and I have a work meeting at 1am. Crazy that it has become such a common thing to do now, huh? 

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Just was listening to Sgt. Pepper ’s again for the millionth time and remembered talking to you all here! 

It has been years since I’ve last posted, you all probably don’t remember me. Much has changed since then (I might be starting a PhD soon lol)

I remember you, Fiendish, welcome back! apple01

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Currently,  my allergies are messing with me. Ah..spring flowers. Pollen hates me. Other than that I have been job hunting and apartment hunting because I’m moving back to my home state in a few months. I’m moving to be closer to my parents, my husband’s job, there’s stuff to do, and it’s cheaper.  

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My camera does my yard no justice. It is so much prettier than this. 

A 90 yr old couple used to live here and they gardened a lot. They were on the cover of southern living back in the day but in their old age the garden went down hill. The husband had a massive record collection in that shed back there and that is where i got my first beatles album. 

it is so much yard work. 2 acres of straight up landscaping. it is so beautiful though

  

What state is it in if you don’t mind me asking?

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This year has been so freaking busy. At the beginning it was busy at work. Then during March when work was still full we found a house to rent. So we are busy with prepearing the house for living their and leaving our old flats. I have so much stuff to pack in boxes. PLUS we started to study in April too which takes a lot of time beside working full time and moving. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif a-hard-days-night-john-7

I am glad when we finished moving by the end of the month. It will be a little more quiet then. And I’ll have my Beatles stuff all set up in a new way. Cant wait to show you guys! Its all in boxes right now. paul-mccartneya-hard-days-night-ringo-13a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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I’m planning a holiday and may head over to Germany and other places in Europe I haven’t been to yet. Hamburg is on my list. 

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