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New Keyboard!


I’m having so much fun with this!

I played as a child, on my Uncle’s keyboard… I learned by ear.  I always got so lost in it, for long periods of time.

So I mentioned this to my friend and he had a keyboard he wasn’t using!  I love it!  I’ve been plonking on it since it landed here..and in fact, it sits on my desk between my computer keyboard and I.  lol  It’s funny that I keep trying to type on the music keyboard!!  lol  It’s an older keyboard, but has lots of fancy buttons and gadgets..and it works.  🙂  I can make 100 different sounds…so let’s hope I learn to play it well!  Ha ha!

Anyway!  I discovered a wonderful site to learn some basics from and I’m totally amazed that it’s just like guitar. lol  I mean, it’s music theory and that’s the same..but I’m seeing the correlation between the keyboard music and that guitar.. I think this is going to really strengthen my guitar knowledge.  For the record, I’m still NOT learning House of the Rising Sun!  lol  I refuse!

So… here’s the link for the wonderful site that’s helping me! Play Piano By Chords

And here’s the picture of my new baby!

 

My New Baby!

My New Baby!

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So Much Talent!


This internet business is great fun!  I’ve found some amazingly talented people out there… I’m loving it!  So I thought I’d share some of my new goodies with you all here in cyberland. 🙂

Richie!!!

 

 

Blizz of Rock
Blizz of Rock

 


it’s an online radio, with a chat room.  They have a schedule posted so you can see when the DJs are on… I do the Saturday night chat with Holly…she’s amazing!  CLICK HERE.


Then we have CARBIDE.  He creates his music on a computer.  I love the music, especially his last one – The Last Soldier.  CLICK HERE to go to his blog… where you can find links to his wonderful music!  OR you can CLICK HERE to go to his MySpace!!

Next up, we have Nick Walsh..Known him since he was a kid..but he’s no child now!  lol  He sings and he’s got a phenomenal voice!  If you love the heavy rock n roll, it’s a must hear!

 

 

Nick Walsh
Nick Walsh

 


You can find his website by CLICKING HERE.

And along the same lines…. another friend of mine, Hellen, has a lovely boyfriend who absolutely whales the tar out of a guitar… hey, that rhymes..maybe I should write songs.  LOL  You can find him, Rick Plester, by CLICKING HERE!  Wicked player!  In his own words?  He PLAYS  F$$$ING ROCK GUITAR!!  And congrats to the happy couple!  They got engaged today!!  Love that!  They’re so cute together!

 

 

Rick Plester 

Rick Plester

Rick Plester

 

Now then…we can’t forget my son.  lol  Kris – he plays electric guitar.  He’s only had it about two years – maybe three now…same time as I’ve had my acoustic and he can PLAY!  Seriously!  CLICK HERE to have a wee listen!  Way to go son!!! xoxo

 

 

Kris
Kris

 

 

Now we can move along to Isolysis…. wonderful music!  I found them on facebook and they’re terrific!  CLICK HERE to have a listen!  They do metal rock…. but they aren’t as harsh to listen to as some… I love their sound!

 

 

Isolysis
Isolysis

 

Sanz Moniker!  CLICK HERE to have a listen, they are on myspace.  🙂   Sort of a softer rock. 🙂  Still considered rock, I think…but I find them relatively softer. 🙂

Sanz Moniker

Sanz Moniker

 

Blue Man Group


Ever heard of them?  lol  They are simply wonderful!  They are a group of musicians with blue faces and hands…. and they drum on things.  They use a lot of color and some very interesting objects!  And they have a wicked sense of humor!   Definitely a MUST SEE!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ytn66X4ZI&NR=1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRDbpWD75UY&mode=related&search=

Scouting for Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song


Every night I remember that event
The way you looked when you said you were leaving
The way you cried as you turned to walk away
The cruel words and the false accusations
The mean looks and the same old frustrations
I never thought that we’d throw it all away
But we threw it all away.

And I’m a little bit lost without you
And I’m a bloody big mess inside
And I’m a little bit lost without you
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye (oooooh)
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye (ooooh)

I’ve been lost, I’ve been losing
I’ve been tired, I’m all hurt and confusion
I’ve been mad, I’m the kind of man that I’m not
I’m going down, I’ll be coming back fighting
I may be scared and a little bit frightened
But I’ll be back, I’ll be coming back to life
I’ll be coming back to life

And I’m a little bit lost without you
And I’m a bloody big mess inside
And I’m a little bit lost without you
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye (oooooh)
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye (ooooh)

Whoooo
And you can try (you can try)
And you can try but you’ll never keep me down
And you can try (you can try)
And you can try but you’ll never keep me down

La la la la la la la
(I wont be lost, I wont be down)

And I’m a little bit lost without you
And I’m a bloody big mess inside
This ain’t a love song this is goodbye

It’s alright (It’s alright) cause you can try but you’ll never keep me down
It’s alright (It’s alright) I may be lost but you’ll never keep me down
You can try (you can try) you can try but you’ll never keep me down
You cant try (you can try) I know I’m lost but I’m waiting to be found
you’ll never keep me down
you’ll never keep me down
never keep me down

Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts


Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts

No I can’t take one more step towards you
Cause all that’s waiting is regret
And don’t you know I’m not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are

I hear you’re asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are

And it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I would have missed the first time that we kissed
Cause you broke all your promises
And now you’re back
You don’t get to get me back

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

Who do you think you are
Who do you think you are
Who do you think you are


PRIDE 2010 – Finally. lol


Ok, I’ve sorted through the pictures and decided which are my faves, so now I can BLOG it. lol

First thing that happened… a security guy with Pride was telling folks to move along.  Something was going on, I think with EMS fellas.. and he was herding people along… he comes up to me and asks if I was taking pictures, I said no, not a one… if you know me… lol  So he tells me to delete them!!!  Ha ha ha… not on your life.  Then I turned back and took a picture of HIM for good measure. lol

Pride Security

Pride Security


After that it was all fun!  Except for… well, no, including nearly getting myself arrested. lol  Some of the police still had on their stern faces, left over from the G20.  It was a different atmosphere altogether from last year.   I don’t think the crowds were as big, or as free spirited.  There was a wariness in the air.  That aside, I still had a blast.  Or perhaps because of that. lol  This one kept telling me to move back… until finally I told him I was 44 and made it this far all by myself – and I was pretty sure I had enough sense to move back when the vehicles passed.   When he got really ratty with me I told him to go get his riot gear on and be a man…when he got on his radio I decided I should stop poking the bear and move along.  Ha…see?  I’m not dumb!  lol

Police

Police

The manager of Java Jive, one of my fave hangouts – coffee shop – he did some singing and I just happened to catch the end of his show. The pix aren’t too great, but here he is anyway, ’cause he’s just lovely!!!  🙂

CLICK HERE to join their facebook!!

Eugene

Eugene

And there were the usual wonderful costumes to see… just be thankful I’m not posting the peeny weenies. lol  Men walking about naked… not sure what that has to do with expressing your sexuality except that you are an exhibitionist. lol

Um...Clown?

Um...Clown?

On one of them newfangled two wheel things.  Lean forward, it moves.

On one of them newfangled two wheel things. Lean forward, it moves.

No Idea...and no one was in it.

No Idea...and no one was in it.


The washrooms – ack…don’t ask.  This poor fella just came out of one and was washing his hands…you could smell them from quite far off. lol  See?  I’m giving you all the nitty gritty, the entire skinny – good and bad.  lol I can assure you, the shirt did NOT help.  Groan.

Washroom Adventures.

Washroom Adventures.


My most most most favorite part of Pride is the drummers.  Terrato – from Montreal.  And I was lucky to see them again!!!  We had to run down Yonge Street, then Gerrard and back up Church to catch them, but catch them we did. lol  Even spoke to Joe, the main leader guy.  They didn’t play as long this year after the parade, only about a 20 minute thing.  Last year they seemed to go on forever!!  I think it was the heat, they mentioned already losing one band member to the heat and exhaustion. 😦

Joe, jumping!

Joe, jumping!

A Dancer

A Dancer

These two are terrific!

These two are terrific!


Matchbox 20 – Rest Stop


Matchbox 20 - Rest Stop

INTRO: Em, G, D, Em

VERSE 1:
Em                        G
 Just 3 miles, from the rest stop
D                     Em
 And she slams on the breaks
Em                          G
She said I tried to be but I'm not
D                                     Em
 And could you please collect your things
               D
Well I don't wanna be cold, I don't wanna be cruel
       Em
But I gotta find more than what's happened with you
              C
So if you'd - open up the door

CHORUS
          G
She said - while you were sleeping
       D
I was listening to the radio and wondering what you're dreaming
Em               D                  C
when it came to mind that I didn't care
              G
So I thought - hell if it's over
       D
I had better end it quick or I could lose my nerve
        Em       D           A
Are you listening - Can you hear me
            C
Have you forgotten

VERSE 2:
Em                      G
Just 3 miles from the rest stop
D                            Em
 And my mouth's too dry to speak
Em                              G
The light was shining from the radio
D                        Em
  I could barely see her face
         D
But she knew all the words that I never had said
               Em
She knew the crumbled up promise of this
                       C
broken down man - As I opened up my door

(CHORUS)
'SOLO' Chords are: C, D, C, D (x2)
(CHORUS x2)

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