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I was feeling a little weird last week since I was coming up on the big 65 on Sunday, so I started thinking about oddities and this is the results.

Starts out in a Blues-Rock vane, then goes into a little BeBop, only to go back to Blues-Rock, hence the title of Schizophrenia.

If anyone has the urge to take this one on and play around with it, let me know and I'll send you and aif file on it.

It's a work in progress for me, and I'm hoping to get more done on it over time. Not sure where it's gonna end up though.

Ed
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Schizophrenia
By: Ed Wemmerus
Copyright 6-28-09 Edward C Wemmerus Sr
All Right Reserved
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Comments: 64
Fans: 25
Plays: 197
Downloads: 102
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jun 30, 2009 - 05:28:38 PM
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2009 - 06:11:24 PM Last Played: Oct 28, 2017 - 08:13:48 AM
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Comments
Roxylee said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Ed, you rock!
I hope I'm half as cool if and when I get to be 65. This is groooooovy. I hope people are gonna run with this and make all sorts of crazy stories. I don't hear "The Scream" in this, but fun, pure fun. :-)
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Roxylee said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Heehee
I got here before the Feter! I love it.
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sloparts said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Thanks for that Roxylee
Nice thing to say to the old man.

This was an exercise in fun. I had the first groove down and decided to make a tempo change so I jump it up from 90bpm to 140bpm. Then I ran across the drum loop for the BeBop thing and just went for it. I was having pure unadulterated fun with it.

Can't wait to see and hear what kind of craziness this provokes on those that might be tempted to play with it. Could be very funny indeed.

Congrats on the Firsties by the way, it doesn't happen often. Feter's gonna be soooo jealous. :;-)
Thanks again for the kind words Roxy, glad you liked it.

Ed
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sloparts said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
That doesn't happen often Roxylee
you just got lucky this time
Ed
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Jarvoid said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Funand
Funky and beboppy and then funky again...I need to sit down.....rooms spinning....sounds like one of those you just got to get out there...and you did.Rock on matey ,some good Funkybluesbebop,I like these fusions.
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sloparts said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Would that make it Funk-e-Bop
I seem to have invented a new genre. Not sure it'll gain much traction on Billboard, but in the world of Jazz, nobody cares about BillBoard anyway.

Thanks for listening, but I hope the spinning room didn't give you a case of Vertigo of an upset tummy.

Be well and be cool my friend.

Ed
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davisamerica said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
roxy beat feter
.. and this is cool ed !
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sloparts said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Very good,
I see you've learned to humor the old Schizo. you wanna be very careful and not set him off, he could be dangerous. ;-) ha ha ha

Glad you thought it was cool Jack, thanks again for listening and the safe comment. har har

Be well and be cool Jack,

Ed
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Feter said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Schizophrenia
Man ..how did you do all these gems ?? most solid rockin funky super
rockin bluzy as it can be ... I love it ... what a solid bass and drums
certainly best kind ...BeBop hu ? with all these licks ....thnx alot
for sharin such gem !!!!
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sloparts said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Glad you came by to listen and left the great comments my friend. I must admit, I was surprised that Roxylee beat you to the punch, but I probably posted this while you were having breakfast or on the phone, or something like that.

I'm just teasing you my friend. It's so often that you are the first to post on these songs, that in the odd case where you're not first it a reason to tease you a little.
\
Thanks again so much for all you do here on MacJams and for listening to this song as well. You're the best Feter.

Ed
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egobandit said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Schitzo
I think I just suffered a seizure, and then thought I was listening to little feat when the jazz ensemble kicked them off the stage and letem on again when they felt good and ready. Very cool guitar on this excellent!!!
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sloparts said 3069 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Thanks Tim
I was just letting my true self come through. Mostly I just sit in the corner and listen to the voices. About 8 times out of 10 they say "don't shoot". Of course I alway ask them "Why"

Glad you had your Prozac handy to control the seizure and keep it from getting out of hand Tim. Also glad you liked this wacky little piece.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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diamondvalley said 3069 days ago (July 1st, 2009)
The voices in my head
are saying this is way cool, but I'm afraid to really say how good this is as I know they're out to get me. Whoaa gotta go.
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sloparts said 3068 days ago (July 1st, 2009)
Just cause you're paranoid,
it doesn't mean they're not out to get you Tom. (I know from personal experience)

Glad the voices liked the song Tom. I'll try not to disturb the "Other ones". I wouldn't want to wake them up.

Thanks for listening, and for the great comments.

Be well and be cool, and always listen to your inner voices, they won't lie to you.

Ed
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lavalamp said 3068 days ago (July 1st, 2009)
65!
Wow, you have such a young spirit. Dig this a lot. Very nice groove. I could hear someone singing over this.

Nice work.

Dave
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sloparts said 3068 days ago (July 1st, 2009)
I can hear the voices singing too, David
I'm just not able to translate what they're singing.

Thanks for the great comment about my spirit and for listening to the song David, it is much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed this little bit of insanity.

Be well and be cool, my friend,

Ed
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Vic Holman said 3067 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
little feat
Cool Ed, listening to the first part sure reminds me a bit of the band Little Feat. then there's a little bit of Chet & Les Paul.
naw you're not crazy, just imanginative
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sloparts said 3067 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Well, actually I am Crazy,
but that's another issue, and not related to this song.

Thanks for the listen Vic and the kind words. I got this weird idea and followed through on it. It's a bit strange, but it was a lot of fun to do. Glad you like the way it came out Vic.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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guygrooves said 3066 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Cool sound..
WHO SAID THAT!!.... not me.... WaSn'T Me EiThEr ..... Nor me..... We all love it Ed.
Peace
Me
Myself
Guy
Other Guy
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sloparts said 3066 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Off our Meds are we Guy ?
Thanks for the visit my friend. Always cool when I see you here. Glad you like my little bit of insanity, and thanks again for the kind words. I understand if you're just humoring the voices, and it's okay to do that in this case. We don't want to upset then now do we ?

Thanks again Guy.

Be well and for God sakes man, take you Meds

Ed
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guygrooves said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Ha ha
You're funny...no he's not... I tHiNk He iS.... shut up he'll send the white coats again..... Where the hell ARE my meds?
Your welcome Ed
No He's not
YeS He iS
I'll have to get back to you Ed it's kinda getting loud in here.
Peace
Me
Myself
Guy
Other Guy
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sloparts said 3065 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Do I need to call for some help for you Guy
Just take a vote, and let me know. Oh yeah, let me know how that voting thing works out for ya. We're here ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

E
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guygrooves said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Aint no
Democracy in my head... it's a dictatorship provided I stay on my meds.
Peace
Guy
PS as you can see I found them... my meds that is.
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sloparts said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Hail to the Chief
and the Junta behind him.

Ed
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gail60 said 3066 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
wait a minute Ed....
There is Nothin' crazy about this song except that it is really crazy good!!! I love the beat
and it makes me wanna boogie :) You are such a talent....whoa! Awesome song...every
part of it just rocks!!
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sloparts said 3066 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Thanks Gail, and happy MJ Day
Well it's not too bad for a deaf guy I guess. I'll tell ya this it was a lot of fun to do this strange brew. What possessed me to put the BeBop in the middle I have no idea, but I kinda thought it was cool after I did it so there ya go, Weird is my middle name don't ya know.

Thanks for dropping in to listen Gail, I really appreciate it, and also the kind words on my insanity.

Be well and for heavens sake girl, do more singing. You have a wonderful voice and tremendous talent.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
michael2 said 3066 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
yes
excellent, love those guitar sounds. as I remember you told me an interesting trick (and i forgot to make note of it). this is excellent, kind of reminds me of Jeff Beck Blow by BLow (the track that the engineer accidentally erased). excellent tones throughout, you're smoking( no birthday tripping okay?).
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sloparts said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Thanks Mike
I have no idea where this particular combination came from, but it was a lot of fun figuring it all out.

The trick I mentioned might have had to do with copying a guitar track to another empty track and then layering the sounds using different amp sims or voices.

Speaking of voices, that's why it's called Schizophrenia.

Glad you like the way it turned out Mike. Thanks again for listening and the kind words. it is appreciated my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Moviz said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Great expertise
in variety of styles and totally shockable LOL.... where did that vibraphone come from? Very entertaining Ed and though you might have schizophrenia there's nothing wrong with your playing fingers..... 65? Phaaaaah! You're only a chicken yet LOL, cheers M
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sloparts said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Thanks Maurice
Yeah, this is a strange one, but as I've aid mucho fun to do.

Glad you enjoyed a little bit of my insanity Maurice. Thanks for listening and the funny comments my friend. Always a pleasure, even for a young pup like me.

Be cool,

Ed
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mowguy3 said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Nice groove
This is way cool Ed. Honestly, what more could be done with this track for improvement. You got a style my friend, when you get into one of these blues type tunes and let it go it's all about you. Great track man, Thanks!
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sloparts said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
I'm Stylin' man
NOT. Glad you enjoyed the track Russ. It's a lot of fun doing the insane stuff every once in a while, and this was no exception.

Thanks for checking it out Russ, it's appreciated.

Take care and be cool

Ed
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cyrus0302 said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
.....
I started out liking the groove and digging that funky riff... but I ended up loving that tempo change! that was awesome man! Went to almost like a jazz fusion type deal and it made me want more! I have to say those transitions segued very well for the overall feel of everything too, which I am well aware takes quite a bit of experience and sense of flow. Thanks for this piece dude!
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sloparts said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Well I typed a response,
but I forgot to hit post button, so here goes again.

You're right about the segue part, it can be a little difficult on something like this. I think the one going into the BeBop section was smoother than the one coming out of it, and I may go back in and fix that later. But the thing about this one was it was just plain fun to do.

So thanks Cyrus, for coming and listening to my insanity, and for the great comments on it. I'm glad you liked the way it came out.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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cyrus0302 said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Oh ya and by the way....
nice choice of artwork!
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sloparts said 3065 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
KOSH
Ya gotta love him

Ed
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paddler said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
..
Great groove goin on,unexpected time change in the middle,and some creative improvising - like the roll at the end - alot of fun! - RG
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sloparts said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Thanks Richard
That time chance was just something I threw in to keep it from getting boring. Once I had the time change, I played around with some different drums until I had what I thought would sound cool. Then I played the rest of the parts on bass, guitar, or keys. Except for the Vibes, that was a series of loops.

Glad you enjoyed the ride Richard. It is a bit strange, but altogether satisfying.

Thanks again for listening my friend, It is appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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FEEL said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Fantastic Ed
Love it!
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sloparts said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Thanks John
More fun that you should be allowed to have with clothes on.

Glad you liked it, even if it is a bit weird. Thanks again for listening and the kind words John,

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Skean said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Love it
I have to say you're amazing almost deaf, but you sure now hove to mix songs.
Ed, what a nice ride this was, and yes I love to see where this goes.

Cheers
--
Kenta
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sloparts said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Thanks Kenta
Glad you enjoyed my insanity and survived to talk about it. This was a fun ride for me that turned out pretty fair if I do say so myself.

Thanks again for listening and the kind words Kenta, it is appreciated ,u friend.

Be well and give Linda a hug for me,

Ed
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paul f. page said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Cool groove
Ed,
This is so far from schizophrenia. Very VERY cool track.While my classical flutes and oboes and piano wouldn't work too well here, I sure hope someone will step forward with an extension of the funky flooring you've provided. This is just a lot of fun to listen to with all sorts of colorful flavorings the pop around the core. Really enjoyed this.
Peace.
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sloparts said 3063 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Thanks Paul
Glad you liked the song. I have a feeling that your flutes, oboes and piano would work just fine, if you put your mind to it, but then that would be a little insane, wouldn't it? ;-)

It was a fun tract to do, if not a strange one. Thanks for the kind words on it Paul.

Be well and be mellow,

Ed
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bud said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Man this kicks butt!
Everything is so hot from the drums and COWBELL! down through the guits, bass and organ - and the bebop change up is off the charts! You are one twisted cat here for sure - two - two mints in one!
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sloparts said 3063 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
"Twister", me ?
I think you have me confused with my "Sister"

Glad you enjoyed the ride Kevin. It was kinda of a wacky thing to do, but I couldn't resist. Thanks for all the kind words on this one my friend, I really appreciate it. yeah ya really gotta love the "COWBELL" part, it makes the track.

Take care Kevin and thanks again,

Ed
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Ren-Tin-10 said 3064 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Sign me up!
I'd like to add a little violin improv in the last section. I have a PC, but I'm using neither Bill Gates' recording software nor his sound device, so I can handle AIF.

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Cheers,
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sloparts said 3063 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Thanks Jim
Glad you like it enough to want to play with it Jim. By all means go for it, I can't wait to hear what you do with it.

In the mean time, thanks for listening, and the kind words. I appreciate it a lot.

Be well and be cool neighbor,

Ed
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Daugrin said 3063 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Sloparts blues
Bebop or western swing with mallets? I don't know but it was fresh.

Daug
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sloparts said 3063 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Thanks James
I Just call it crazy, but yeah "Western Swing with Mallets" could work to. But in the middle of a Blues-Funk thing as the bridge ? Now that's just crazy.

Glad you liked it my friend and left me the cool comment on it. Thanks for that and for listening.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Outtaorbit said 3063 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Took a listen to this when it ...
first went up.....than wandered off.
great sound on this...... smooth
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sloparts said 3063 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Were you having a senior moment Pat ?
Not to worry old timer, after a while you don't even know you're having them. Trust me on this I know.

Trust me on this, I know.

Thanks Pat, glad you enjoyed this little insane tune I put together. I appreciate the kind words too.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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T_Being_esq said 3063 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Sloparts
This I like. Sorry I am a bit short on time today to write much more.
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sloparts said 3062 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Thanks Martin
Glad you liked the song and left me the kind words on it. It is appreciated my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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lengold said 3062 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Really great
feel and changes. Very impressive production.
Cheers
Len

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sloparts said 3062 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Thanks Len
Just a little something I threw together after listening to the voices. they liked it too. Good thing or they'd be having a war in my head right now.

Glad you enjoyed the song Len and I appreciate the great comments on it.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Bob Rodgers said 3059 days ago (July 10th, 2009)
A
great groove here with some mighty fine guitar playing, love the keys!
And now I hear it change.........really great Ed, love the different syles you play here and mix them together.

Bob
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sloparts said 3059 days ago (July 10th, 2009)
Yea, I kinda went crazy on the style change
Hence the name of the song.

Glad you liked this one Bob, although it does make me wonder about the state of your mental health. ;-)

Thanks for listening my friend and for the cool comments on it. Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 3058 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
LOL and: There WILL be a future version...
If everyone wasn't asleep I'd have bust a gut L-ing OL when the jazzy break came in. Very fun. And what a slap in the face it is wen you drop off the cliff back into blues. But this DOES need vox or a lead instrument hard and heavy in the front if ya ask me. So there WILL be a future version of this song (if it's the last thing I do--except I'm in no way qualified to do them jazzy bits. (I better stay on your good side since all I can do is bang on my 6 strings (usually a coulpe at a time).
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sloparts said 3057 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Why was I hoping you'd say that ?
I couldn't agree more about the hard and heavy lead. Got any ideas for it Bro ?

Now you truly understand how dangerous it is to hand an old man with a guitar, some kind of recording device. Ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaa

Thanks for the listen Bro and the fun and funny comments,

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 2770 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Still a scream!
I kind-of retract what I said about this needing more. It's got a good "split groovinality" going. It's just so wrong and feels pretty dang right because the continuity of the progression and the unified mix/mastering -- as ever -- tie things up nicely.
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sloparts said 2770 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Sometimes
a guy just gets lucky. This was one of those times when for reason I haven't a glue about, it just worked.

Ed
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sheilad said 3057 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
sorry
I took so long to comment....the voices were having a disagreement over who was getting to type! Loved this... fun stuff!
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sloparts said 3057 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Sorry about that,
the Dehavilland Beaver was broken when we took it out of the hangar, so I couldn't get to the concert. Besides, there was a big argument going on inside my head as to what to play, and even whether to go or not. I just wish the voices would be still for a while so "I" could think.

Glad you enjoyed the song Sheila, thanks for the kind words. With luck, I'll see you next year at the Big Valley Jamboree.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

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