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Claire M 16 Aug 12 - 04:43 PM
maeve 16 Aug 12 - 05:13 PM
GUEST,999 16 Aug 12 - 05:20 PM
Jeri 16 Aug 12 - 06:30 PM
gnomad 17 Aug 12 - 04:24 AM
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Subject: compilation cd ideas
From: Claire M
Date: 16 Aug 12 - 04:43 PM

Hiya,

It's my last stay in said care home that won't have me on Monday.

I'm making a compilation cd for a friend who I'm unlikely to see again, due to the fact I won't be living there & he is very ill. I've done lots of cds for friends in the various places I've stayed at for the same reason. Like me, he loves the blues. He said the best concert he saw since moving to the home was Steeleye Span (lucky so & so)

Obviously I can't put 'Long A-Growing' on said cd, or 'General Taylor' ("carry him to his bury'n ground") Any ideas what else to put on there??


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Subject: RE: compilation cd
From: maeve
Date: 16 Aug 12 - 05:13 PM

Claire- You know your friend. Consider, though, that sometimes songs containing references to death are freeing. Use the songs you love and think he will also love.


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Subject: RE: compilation cd
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Aug 12 - 05:20 PM

Was about to say essentially what Maeve did. We have many songs that refer to death/Death, and the fact someone may be getting close to that time does not ipso facto mean that we don't still like some of the songs that we've liked when life was younger, and some of those were about kicking the bucket.

There may be a trans-Atlantic communication problem here: Is Steeleye Span considered to be blues in the UK?


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Subject: RE: compilation cd
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Aug 12 - 06:30 PM

Very often, trying to avoid talking about it or mentioning it is harder on the person who's reaching the end of his life. I'd imagine the loneliness of having to go there alone and having people dance around the issue might be hard to bear. This is all my opinion, though, and as Maeve and 999 have said, you know your friend and whether references to death will bother him.

I'm partial to "King Henry" (YouTube video), but I like the ones about magic best.

Steeleye Span, who I first heard on the radio in the early 70s (and misunderstood the name to be the "Steel Ice Band") did not, as far as I know, do blues.


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Subject: RE: compilation cd
From: gnomad
Date: 17 Aug 12 - 04:24 AM

What was his best concert before going to the home, he may like a whole range of stuff that he has not since had the chance to hear. Of course this assumes you can access a good range of 'stuff'.

Also how about something he may associate with the times you have shared?


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