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Thought for the Day - Jan 27

Peter T. 27 Jan 00 - 09:18 AM
Amos 27 Jan 00 - 09:37 AM
catspaw49 27 Jan 00 - 09:40 AM
Marymac90 27 Jan 00 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,Mbo 27 Jan 00 - 10:17 AM
katlaughing 27 Jan 00 - 10:28 AM
thosp 27 Jan 00 - 11:23 AM
Davey 27 Jan 00 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Neil Lowe 27 Jan 00 - 10:43 PM
JenEllen 28 Jan 00 - 08:57 PM
JenEllen 28 Jan 00 - 08:58 PM
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Subject: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: Peter T.
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 09:18 AM

Sorry, missed yesterday from flu which I am still in the depths of --

"I should have learned more about the guitar. I should have studied it more."
-Chet Atkins, upon the recent occasion of the unveiling of his statue in Nashville.


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 09:37 AM

Well, it wasn't what he knew. It was what he did with it that was great. "And that has made all the difference".

Amos


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 09:40 AM

Not surprising. When I lived in Nashville, I saw him several times and in his live performances he is also a wonderful storyteller and one of the most self-deprecating people on the planet. The "stars" are very accessible in Nashville and are often involved in a lot of community activities. Chet Atkins could always be counted on to lend his support to worthwhile projects.

Nashville was an interesting town in that so many big names could be found out and about doing the mundane, everyday things and enjoying the same amusements as everyone else. Always struck me as kinda' nice. The ones that didn't get involved may have been big nationwide, but they were generally not thought of as well in town.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: Marymac90
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 09:47 AM

Get well soon, Peter. Your quotes are always good, but your original essays are WONDERFUL!

Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: GUEST,Mbo
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 10:17 AM

Chet's a cool guy. I heard the album he did with Mark Knopfler "Neck And Neck" and they did some beautiful work together--especially on Django's "Tears," with Mark O'Connor playing the part of Stephane Grappelli...quite capable of producing tears. I also like "Waltz for the Lonely." Easy to identify with.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 10:28 AM

Peter, ride it out, darlin, it does get better! I am finally over it and feeling much better. Sorry it's hit you.

I think it is our ability to want to continue learning which keeps us young, interesting, and vibrant. It's hard to think there'd be much more Chet would learn about the guitar, though.

Spaw, my son loved Nashville; just spent a weekend there awhile back.

Feel better, Peter.

luvyaKat


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: thosp
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 11:23 AM

chicken soup!


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: Davey
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 12:48 PM

Peter, wait it out, and don't try to push yourself back into a normal routine until the symptoms are gone. I had it a couple of weeks ago and took 3 days off work. On the third day I was feeling OK but I stayed home anyway, and I think that made the difference.
Thanks for the Chet Atkins quote, rather understated for someone of his stature, but it shows his humility..

Davey... (:>)


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: GUEST,Neil Lowe
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 10:43 PM

ditto kat's and Davey's comments......an amazing quote from someone who described a typical day in so many words that essentially could be summed up: woke up... grabbed my guitar and started playing; fell asleep sixteen hours later with guitar in hand.

I have heard that Chet's inspiration, Merle Travis, was as equally self-deprecating. On occasion he would muse to his audience, "I don't know much about guitar. Now that Chet Atkins, he can play. I wonder if he's onstage somewhere tonight saying good things about me?" He probably was.

Chet Atkins was "da man" around our house when I was growing up. My dad played his records and copied his thumbpicking style in his own playing. Chet's music was probably my first introduction to guitar.

Get well soon, Peter T. Thanks for the quote.

Regards, Neil


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: JenEllen
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 08:57 PM

Get well soon Peter. Cool hands on your forehead and a soft chorus of "Baby Face".

Another Chet lovely is the "In the Jailhouse Now" done with Suzy Bogguss on "Sympatico"...great mix of voice and stellar playing.


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Subject: RE: Thought for the Day - Jan 27
From: JenEllen
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 08:58 PM

Get well soon Peter. Cool hands on your forehead and a soft chorus of "Baby Face".

Another Chet lovely is the "In the Jailhouse Now" done with Suzy Bogguss on "Sympatico"...great mix of voice and stellar playing.


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