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    This is my newest, and best, Silverchair.
    Even the video has some interesting new lightings and shots.
    The average non-entertainer might not understand "exhaustion" as a reason to cancel huge gigs.
    The average entertainer has a hard time getting up to that point,
    unless you're really good-looking.
    It's easy for exhaustion to set in then.
    This reminds me that I used to be too cute,
    but my line always was,
    it's too easy.
    I'm waiting to get older so I lose the easy ride and have to use my talents and skills.
    Now that I've reached that age, I should have acted differently when I had the opportunities.
    That means I should have gone for more canoe rides. I never did see a moose.

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    Yep, thats is a very good Silverchair song. Silverchair got very big very quick.

    So you were / are a pretty boy hey a bit like Eric Burdon maybe............ Except you play guitar!

    As long as you had fun along the way

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    EddieRUKiddingVare! So you know! Aaaah, "fun along the way". Every day!
    It was nice for me, being on the road and living in different cities.
    It got me away from the criminal scene of Welland, that was the big thing.
    And I was a non-smoker, non-drinker vegetarian, trying to eat for free all the time.
    So it was all fun, except onstage. That's where it all comes out and I get it going.
    Eric Burdon looked like a roughneck compared to me, and was a more gruff and macho singer than me.
    I'm saying macho in reference to his low-rider phase.
    Tall and skinny like Jimi, a little of Ian Gillan's "Sweet Child in Time" angelic face,
    lots of Bruce Cockburn lookalike comments, now that I'm letting the white hair show,
    dancing and moving around onstage like r'n'b artists, with custom dance shoes and clothes,
    and if you see a portrait of Dr. James Watt you'll see the family resemblance.

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    Ah Ian Gillan hey, I'm reading a recent Eric's book at the moment- so that's why I made the comment I guess- strange man totally obsessed with Jimi!

    Dr James Watt of the steam kind- got the picture, would if he ever kissed the sky................

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    I was a big Animals fan, still singing "I'm just a soul who's out searching for good, oh lord, please don't let me be misunderstood".
    Was bored with "House of the Rising Sun" right away, even if I was playing it every day, back then.

    This leaves only one addition this thread is crying out for,
    your description of yourself.

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    Oh, good god. why would any one want to know that...... Yea Animals fan here too but I also could never get into rising sun, seems to much like a dirge to me but many people liked and like it I guess. Eric is great at interpreting other people's songs and "please don't let me be misunderstood" is a great one.

    mmmmm me what can I say let see - I smoke cigars, drink whiskey, not a vegetarian.
    Been a civil engineer all my working life really (30years), so music has always just been a hobby, always have guitars around me starting playing at about 12 - chose guitar to avoid having to learn the piano lol, glad I made that choice.

    Me, I look more like Eric Burdon than Ian Gillan (about 5'8") and have Welsh/ Cornish heritage - seventh gen Aussie and love the blues.
    Look a little like chandler from Friends - so I'm told.

    That should be enough to worry anyone

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    Another Animals fan here. House of the Rising Sun was a groundbreaker at the time being four minutes forty five secounds long. The longest single up to that time. Then Dylan came along with Rolling Stone...........

    teddy
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    A "civil engineer", with your uncivilized approach to Strats, and other guitars?
    I hope you weren't experimenting while you supervised highway and bridge construction.

    I was playing piano whenever I could sit at one since I could push my fingers,
    my mother's parents having a nice one just down the street.
    A pianist friend in grade seven suggested I learn Cm and try to play within that key,
    where I'm still at on piano. That's always fun for me, getting a chance to play keys.
    Not that electric guitar has become a chore, redefining my self-made one keeps me going.

    For all the malcontent talk about the original white Australians,
    often just portrayed as a penal colony,
    seeing you type seven generations has a more historic ring
    than the former capitol of Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake,
    now moved, but famous for locals being five generations.

    I've never seen an episode of Friends, and no,
    I'm one of the few North Americans who never plumbed the depths of Jennifer Aniston's lonely womb.
    Oh, okay, another tabloid here has her pregnant for the last three years.

    What teddy is saying about "The House of the Rising Sun" is news to me.
    It does have a dirge quality, and it's a beginner song for a lot of acoustic and electric guitarists,
    so I'm used to hearing it jammed out all over, back then.
    Even Jimi did "Hey Joe", another song like that, with lovers and guns and illegal lifestyles,
    what it took to sound controversial back then, and hot and bluesy.

    I'm a high school dropout, after seeing Jimi in Toronto, and that meant society in general.
    I bought an FM radio the day a Buffalo station started playing album cuts from rock bands,
    and carried that around with me to jobs and during travel.
    I think of "McArthur Park" as setting a new standard for a lengthy top of the pops hit,
    not that I ever melted in the rain.
    I sat underneath solidly engineered overpasses to avoid it during long distance bike-hikes.
    I even know how to rock it under there, coming away with an eight inch long, inch and a quarter diameter, cement bolt and nut.
    from the Queenston Lewiston Bridge.
    Fortunately, no rolling stones were involved, or I would have been down the gorge, adding one more watt to the flow.
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    Leadbelly

    http://youtu.be/y5tOpyipNJs


    This is certainly an old song performed by many in differing styles but always basically blues

    teddy
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    And the definetive version by The Animals. For some reason this is labeled as the Doors?????????????

    http://youtu.be/CJ1oZVGmTr0

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    Cool John. I've built a few bridges and have tried not to experiment too much. Now a water treatment plant experimentation that would be more scarey, I think.

    I'm still reading my Eric Burdon book "Please don't let me be Miss-undertood' at present- he has had one messed up life but gotta give him credit for still being out there (in more ways then one) and performing. Just got past the bit where he was locked up in a German prision........

    The penal colony talk usually comes from Brits and Kiwi's- these days interestingly it is a mark of honour of a type to have a convict in the family tree, as would made you a very long term aussie background ie 10 or more gens. Alas none in my family tree, where farmers and copper miners from UK.

    Friends yep don't believe I've ever watch an episode either

    For me it was probably some of hte early Pink Floyd stuff that got me interested in electric guitar, apart from our local Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs.

    Ps Its embrassing when you find bits left over at the end of building a bridge- you think should I look where it came from.........

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    That often happens when I build something. I built the extension on my cottage fifteen years ago and am still finding bits. Wall ties, damp proofing, plumbing parts and a pile of Welsh slate` in the garden.

    teddy
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    Somehow, the thought of finding Welsh slate in the garden would be mystical here.
    Is grayflattensplittenrok the Welsh word for that?

    I'm still laughing a little at EddieRUKiddingVare's "Miss-understood".
    Mr. and Mrs. Mean Mistreater was a good old blues song title,
    but I'm seeing a modern song about online titled "Miss Understood",
    because everyone can see what she's putting up, as self-serving as it is.

    City of Welland engineering:
    Here in Welland the city had to pay the region for over $500,000 worth of water
    that disappeared through holes in unrepaired pipes,
    and while council members travel to Europe and into the disUnited States,
    saying they are bringing us back "the better way",
    they're not replacing this over ninety year old system.
    The City of Welland releases more untreated water through failures
    than any other city in Ontario.
    When someone representing the Italian mob became mayor,
    the first thing he did as part of the recreational waterway,
    what was supposed to be turning the old ship canal into aquatic attractions,
    was build a new subdivision with his father beside the canal
    and put a storm sewer that empties into the canal, browning it up all the time.
    That was the first new addition to the canal in over forty years.

    By the way, I tried to listen to these videos but they're not allowed for my country.
    That's what it said.
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    Good to see the management water etc, is as good there as here.....................

    So the youtube stuff wont open for you in Canada mmmm, I get that here to with some stuff I can't access in Oz land either - so much for the free world being free!

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    They waste an enormous amount of water over here through leaks. We probably would not have any water shortages if they mended them all. The forty year old plans for a new reservoir outside Canterbury are still doing the rounds. As is talk of a local desalination plant which would make water costs double. Rainwater collection systems for houses would probably ease the situation. But then they would almost certainly charge us for them. No real answers up to now.

    teddy
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