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This is a lullaby for all parents who love their children.
It was, originally, an instrumental (no surprise, there). Special thanks to Fred S. for encouraging me to write the lyrics.
And thank YOU, Jim B. for the recording and hanging out with me. Cheers, compadre.
First time I’ve sung in decades. Not to be the last. Please be kind.
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Foot of the Bed
by Bob Prince

When she was
much younger,
my little one
always used to say,

"Please hold me.
Tell a story",
until her
dreams took her away.

Gone are the days of my child's embrace
locked in my heart, now instead...
I'll be content if she asks me to
tell it from the foot of the bed.

And as the
years pass, I
know that
she'll have to close the door.

Young children
grow up and
don't ask
for stories, anymore.

Stars glowing softly like memories
tucked in a book that she's read.
So I sigh and I smile when she asks me to
tell it from the foot of the bed.

(Daddy...can you tell me a story? Please?)

© 2007 Bob Prince
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Comments: 74
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Plays: 420
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Uploaded: Mar 17, 2007 - 01:07:36 PM
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2007 - 04:18:11 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 09:02:13 AM
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Ed Hannifin said 3755 days ago (March 17th, 2007)
THAT is a very sweet song...
My son and I still read together at bedtime, but I have been put firmly in my place this year... I read MY book, he reads HIS book, though we do it together... From time to time, though, I get invited, as a special treat to ME, to read out loud again...

I love your guitar playing on this. The chord progression sounds nice, and the recording is clear. Your voice is very present in the headphone mix, in a nice way... I can't wait to hear more singing from you...

You brought a few tears with this one, Bob...

Ed
guitapick said 3754 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Compromises...
...seems to be the word of the day. Negotiations. So be it. We bring 'em up to be independent and...well...I guess that's what it's gotta be.
Thanks, Ed. Very glad you liked the song.

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Cori Ander said 3755 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Ohhh
This brought me to tears. I am still reading to my little ones at bedtime (even though they are not that small anymore; 8-10). Have been reading for so many years now (have older kids too) that sometimes at nights when I am tired, I ask them to be excused from the story reading. But your song, as well as Ed's comment, remind me that this will have an end. Never thought of it that way and I am reminded that I'd better take care of these moments while they last.

And about your song; great, lovely compostion and beutiful guitar arrangement and sensitive performance and everything Ed said. This song really stands out. A true favourite.
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guitapick said 3754 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
My friends told me...
...that I'd better enjoy it because it's gone so quickly.
Well; enjoy it I did (and still do). To the fullest. Still went by like a flash. Good times seem to be that way. We don't resist them.
Thanks, Cori.

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jiguma said 3754 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Ahhhhh!
I've reached the point where I'm looking forward to starting the story reading again with my granddaughter. I used to read (and make up) stories, sing and play the tin whistle for my daiughter Mardi when she was little - I'm really looking forward to Aja starting the whole thing again (although this time around I think I'll avoid the whistle). Lovely intimate vocals over beautifully picked guitar - ah, the memories keep flooding back.
Thanks Ed for the heads up, thanks Bob for the song.
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guitapick said 3754 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
I can relate:
We started with a read story and a made up story. Sometimes followed by me playing guitar.
Then, when she could read, a made up story and the guitar.
Then to the foot of the bed. Still wants the made up story (amazing...I'm a good BS artist, I guess) and, sometimes, the guitar.
...and so it goes...
How about forming a new organization:
P.A.A. (Parents Against Aging)
Thanks for the visit jiguma.
BTW: I'm playing at an Aussie bar/restaurant. Great food. Cool place.

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musichead said 3754 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Very touching
I raised my boys alone for years. We had a ball.I coached and all.
They are grown now. But we still watch sports togther. Very nice song.
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guitapick said 3754 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Thanks...
...I tried getting Ava into baseball. No go. She hates football (my favorite). Somehow that doesn't bother me.

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TobinMueller said 3754 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Precious
All the pathos and quiet pleasures, nostalgia and hopefulness, richness and sweet pleasures, plus some great guitar phrases. The child's voice at the end was a great touch. Precious track.
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guitapick said 3754 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Thanks, Tobin...
...I got Ava to put down that short track (at the end) on the same night she did the singing on "Butterflies and Dragonflies". Knew I'd want it for later. She was funny. Wanted another manga book as payment for the "extra..."
Smart kid.

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Tadashi Togawa said 3753 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Sweet voice
Low voice of man.
Intellect and innocence.
Beautiful guitar.

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guitapick said 3753 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Domo arigato, Togawa-san
Don't know much Japanese...but great respect...
Looking forward to listening to your music...


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ziti said 3753 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
you made
me cry

having my little girl be a 15 year old now...this song just smacked me right in the heart. I was not ready.


this is high art, played with the perfect amount of sadness and longing for days gone. this is moving beyond words.

deepest bows

z


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guitapick said 3753 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Hit me like a ton of bricks...
...the night she "sent me to the corner".

She asked me to play her a tune after the story. The music just poured out right then and there. She was asleep before I'd finished.

Nothin' worse than an unappreciative audience. ;-)

Thanks, z.

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said 3752 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
this is beautiful.
it really fits in the lullaby catagory, but it is told from such a mature standpoint. I have 2 little girls, so this really hits home w/ me.
Thank you!
guitapick said 3752 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Gotta live every moment...
...I'm sure you know.
I love my family.
Much thanks, Faelin.



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Magritte said 3752 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Now I'm in tears...
...and I don't even have kids.

Your little one is so lucky to have a dad to write something like this for her. Just beautiful playing and singing (it certainly shouldn't be the last time!).
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guitapick said 3751 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Thanks, Magritte...
...and I'm so lucky to have her as my daughter. She's a peach.


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drakonis said 3751 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Great story telling
Very sweet lyrics and sentiment, beautiful guitar playing and melody, and nicely sung too! Yes, the bittersweet job of teaching your children to become self-sufficient, so they can push you away and stand on their own... well-told here. Funny, as my children slowly grow and push me away, we still have story time sometimes with my 14 year old daughter AND my wife who both always loves to hear me read stories, whether it be Winnie the Pooh or Terry Pratchett. So here's wishing your daughter grows up and finds somebody to share her own stories with, as it should be... and we poor ex-parents must find something else to do at that point... like... travel and make music! :-) Great song, Bob, thank you!
ttfn,
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guitapick said 3751 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Hi Drakonis-
I've been hoping for a visit by the dragon. Welcome...

I'm very happy you like this piece. And that you'd shared your own life experience. I learned to speak in all the voices of the world of Christopher Robin. Ava was sooooo into it, and so was I. (ttfn!) What an absolutely wonderful world...

Just visited your place and checked out "Musimorphisis". Fine, fine tune. Will be going back for more.

It's always a pleasure to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by.

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Joe Brady said 3751 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Wonderfully written
I have two girls, 5 years apart. The older one has long ago stopped letting me read to her but not before she let me read Moby Dick to her and that was a special year(year and a half...I can't remember). Your song got me, I cannot deny. You play technically precise and emotionally warm. And, you write. Quite a package. So, tell some more stories, Dad!
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guitapick said 3751 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Hey Joe (sounds like Hendrix)...
...Moby Dick, huh? That was an excellent idea! Nice and long.
It's wonderful being a dad. I've written many, many tunes about it. Most of them, though, are instrumentals. Didn't start writing any kind of lyrics 'till just this last August.
BUT...fear not! I have written another tune (with lyrics) about my little lovely and her friend which will, eventually, be heard here. And there will be more. Wondering what they'll be like when she's a teenager?
Hmmmm....
Much thanks for the nice note, Joe. How's the snow up there, anyway?

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said 3750 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
wwwaaaaaahhhhhhh
dad gummit, bob. that was special.
oh yeah, tear duct action from THIS listener.
what a beautiful telling of the tale - your intimate vocal was mic'd so perfectly - guitar went interesting places in its quietly solid backing.
it's a keeper. (and i can tell she is, too.) your fan, anne
guitapick said 3749 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Thanks, Anne...
...I like to make people cry...

;-)



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said 3750 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Perfection
Wow! Having two young kids of my own, this really hits home. You pretty much put to song my thoughts as I read to my own kids. Absolutely wonderful song- thanks for sharing this!
guitapick said 3749 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
I'm very happy...
...that the tune means something to you.
Thanks for the visit, mikey. I'll be checking out your sounds, soon.

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said 3749 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Not surprising
to me that to hear your excellent delivery of fine guitar playing matches the description and the story behind this song... My kids have had their favorites, stories they wanted me to repeat to them countless times....

This song can be played and enjoyed countless times....

. - Harold
guitapick said 3749 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Harold...
...glad you dropped by. Thanks for the listen and the kind comment.

BTW: Your new avatar is the same symbol that my old band (Absolute Zero) used as a logo. Curious as to it's significance in your world...


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Mystified said 3748 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Awwww.....
What a lovely, sentimental journey this track is.

My dad used to read 'The Hobbit' and help us learn and memorize poems such as 'The Jabberwocky' and 'The Highwayman.'

... AND...I'm sure the reason I sing as I do today is because he'd bring his guitar in with the book he'd read, and I'd harmonize to folk songs....

What a beautiful song this is, and a wonderful legacy. :)
I'd love to hear an entire CD of songs like this.

Thank you :)

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guitapick said 3747 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
I've been singing or playing...
...for Ava since the first day we brought her home. She sings/makes up tunes and harmonies all the time, now.

Most of what I write is instrumental. Much of it was inspired by her. Got a couple more tunes with lyrics about Ava. Working on another one right now. Poetry is a field that I'm just revisiting now, after many years away.

I'm glad you like this piece, Mystified. I'm a fan out yours.

I've just begun planning a cd.



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bud said 3748 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Pick me up off the floor - it seems
I'm a puddle and I can't get up. What a beautiful song. I have a daughter who used to insist that after te kight was out that I lie there and tell her a story every night. A different story. Every night. Inevitably I'd fall asleep mid sentence while uttering some surrealsitic absurdity and she'd elbow me to bring me back. Now she's 16 and playing in clubs. What happened?
Your playinng is exquisite and your singing is wonderful. I have to play this for my wife - and daughter. Thanks for posting.
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guitapick said 3747 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
I've estimated that...
...I've made up, approximately, 2,100 stories for Ava since I started telling them, some 6+ years ago.
And, yeah...I've been elbowed awake a few times, myself.
I get a kick over when she "chimes in" with her own ideas:
"No, daddy...how about if the dragon..."
Thanks for the visit, Bud.

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Gav said 3747 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Im a fan!
First thing I thought of was Leonard Cohen. Very good - great vocals and guitar picking. Lovely ascending melodies in the guitar picking. Great stuff. I think the melody is also very sensitive with the subject matter - i.e. you captured the childhood innocence. Very heartwarming. Excellent. Nice add on ad the end too!
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guitapick said 3746 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Thanks, Gav...
...for the visit, listen, and taking the time to comment.

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said 3746 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
ThankYou : )
So Beautiful.... being a parent is unconditional love between parent & child... One of the most beautiful things on Earth !
guitapick said 3746 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
"Unconditional love"...
...perfectly stated.
I avoided having children for years. So happy, now.
Enjoy your day, ZOI...

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mvh9591 said 3745 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
NICE ------
OKay - I was touched by this one. I couldn't help but listen again and think about my children. Excellent song Bob. Makes me want to read my 20 month old a bed time story......... Thanks man.

Thank you for sharing,

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guitapick said 3745 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
My pleasure, man...
...thanks for listening...
...and playing...
and...well, you know...being here.
20 months. I truly love Ava so much now...but I envy you...


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echoroom said 3745 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Lulaby
It never fails to surprise me , the range and quality of work on this site. This is so sweet Bob - gorgeous guitar, and your voice is wonderful.

The line 'as the years pass, I know she'll have to close the door' has an ocean of meaning and feeling in two little lines - i wish i could write something that connected so deep, so simply.

Beautiful work

Steve
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guitapick said 3744 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
You know I'm a fan of yours...
...so your compliment means a lot to me, Steve.

I think some situations/tunes lend themselves to simplicity better than others. Especially the sad/sentimental ones. I'm writing lyrics to a song, now, where I just don't seem to be able to keep my big mouth shut. I'm whittling it down...but it's nowhere near like this one.

That said, though...I DO like to try to simplify.

As far as simplifying your own work:

"...has an ocean of meaning..."

Now: who was it that said that? Hmmm....?

And, if you felt the need to mimimize it more (don't need to...you got it right the first time); just get rid of "...has an..." and you've got the essential of the phrase.

I really like your work, Steve.

Thanks for the listen, amigo.


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Scott Carmichael said 3744 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
the purity of simplicity
A gem Bob... a real MJ jewel.... your playing is exquisite... i love the descending progression how on the second pass you introduce a dissonance... as time passes it brings these tensions... we want to raise our children well, yet if we do they don't need us... if you never sang a word, your guitar work here has completely captured the mixture of joy and melancholy, and told the story so well... but the lyric seals the deal....

thanx Ed for steering me true
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guitapick said 3744 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Can't get your tune out of my head, Scott...
You guys are just too on the ball! ;-)

"Foot of the Bed" was an instrumental for about a year until I wrote the lyrics, just this last August. I'm playing a gig tonight. Will play the instrumental version then (as I've done before) and be just fine.

Close to getting the singing and playing together for performance...but not to the point where I'm comfortable with it, yet. It's new to me.

Thanks, Scott. Gracias. Domo arigato. Merci.



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ledebutant said 3744 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Waaah!
I've been avoiding listening to this since I read the lyrics and knew it would probably make me cry (okay, I cried just reading the lyrics)so I marked it as a favorite, so that I could come back and have a listen when I was feeling particularly happy. I just came back from a walk, it's sunny, so I thought it was a good time.

Of course, I didn't think about the fact that the walk was because I'd just walked my six-year old daughter to school and watched her proudly march the last 25 yards to the classroom by herself with her little pink backpack wobbling as she walked and me with my heart in my throat. She has also just started reading to herself, but thankfully her dad and I are still allowed at bedtime.

I don't know what I was thinking. I should have waited until she was 40 to listen to this.

The music is just lovely, just amazingly so and, I have to say, your phrasing reminds me so much of Ava's. You have a nice voice and I think, as you become more confident, you may find yourself more comfortable with cutting back on the reverb. Many of us have had to join Reverbers Anonymous. This song is very close and immediate and I think it would be nice to have the vocal drier.

Wowie, this is as heart-wrenching as Puff the Magic Dragon. I'm so glad you joined Macjams.
guitapick said 3744 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Yeah...
...I can remember watching that little backpack wobbling off into the distance. Ava's was green. Doesn't matter how nice a day it is, does it?
I'm very touched that you like the song. AND I really like to talk shop, ledeb. Interesting that you mentioned the vocal reverb (how HEARTLESS!!!) *sob, sob*.
I used to do the same thing with reverb and echo on my electric guitar 'till I felt confident enough...well...you know.
My friend who recorded the piece said the same thing: "You don't need the reverb on your voice...but if you MUST..."
I can always go back and remove it. A bottle of wine (shared) and it's done.
Also cool that you noticed Ava's phrasing. She hasn't had much of a choice as far as absorbing some of what I do. She's got such a nice voice. Ed says it's like a young version of yours. I agree.
You know: in "Butterflies and Dragonflies", I asked her to sing a totally different melody for the chorus. After a couple of bars, it went like this:
"No, daddy. It doesn't work. Let me follow the guitar line, instead".
And then...well, damn if she didn't just do it on the spot. And that's what it is, now.
Kids, nowadays...I'll tell ya...
I'm waiting for your next piece. Got you on my favorites list. Have to peruse your archives a bit more. "Mechanical Schoolmarm" had me on the floor.
Thanks for the warm welcome...means a great deal to me. This is such a nice place.

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ledebutant said 3744 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Aren't you lovely?
This isn't false modesty in the slightest, but Ava is a better natural singer than me and will have a stronger voice than me as she gets older. I was truly blown away by her phrasing on Butterflies and Dragonflies. How old is she, btw?

Keep your eyes peeled for my next song, it's with Jim Bouchard and will probably turn up in the next day or so. Hooray! :-)
guitapick said 3743 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
I'm listening to "Neverland"...
...as I type this.
I won't make comparisons...I just really like your voice and how you use it. So fine...
Ava turned 10 in November. Her phrasing completely blows me away, too. And her voice has gotten stronger since we recorded. She's got talent coming out of her ears in everything. Serious actor and writer, too. Not just a proud papa. Everyone sees it. She's a great, friendly kid. Saw me perform my first set at a bar/restaurant last night. Said: "You sound very polished".
"Polished"...? Sigh...
Just got to keep her head on straight and she'll be fine. That's not too much to ask...is it? I'll try to set a good example... ;-)
Looking forward to your piece with Jim. I really like his music, too...
Thanks for the visit and taking the time to say "hello"...


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trembmic said 3741 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Beautiful!
I have a 10 month daughter I read to every night. This is a precious song. It's a great song that captures a moment like this. Thank you.
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guitapick said 3741 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
You're very welcome...
...and I thank you for visiting.
Children are a wonderful, binding force...
I'm very happy to have found your music, as well.

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Brian Weiland said 3738 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Bob
Absolutely gorgeous guitar, beautiful, heartfelt lyrics, recorded cleanly. Just a fine fine job all around, sir!

I've got 3 little ones, and by night I'm working on a Master's degree, so for the last several months I've been letting my wife do the stories. Your song brought tears to my eyes and has caused me to resolve to get up there and enjoy those precious moments while I'm still able. I thank you.

Arranging idea: whenever I have a tune which starts out as an instrumental with a defined and (hopefully!) strong melody, then I decide to write words for it, it usually forces me to adapt the guitar part a little. Specifically, it usually sounds better for me to not just sing the exact same notes the guitar is playing. This can be accomplished in at least two ways: sometimes I deliberately try to create another melody and see if the two melodies together create some nice counterpoint. But if I really like the original melody, then the other solution is to simply drop the melody from my guitar part while I'm singing the verses- play a harmony, or even just the chord progression so the guitar doesn't walk over over my vocals. This way, when I do play the full original melody version of the guitar part between verses or as an instrumental break, it sounds more dramatic.

I just wrote that as a concept to consider in the future, because, as I understand it, constructive advive is one reason why people post their songs here. But let me be clear that I am NOT suggesting that you change this song, at all. This song, as you arranged played, and sang it, is beautiful, and works great, probably at least partially because of the beautiful little harmonic substituions and variations you put in as the song progresses.

When a song can be beautiful enough to make me want to hear it again and again, and the lyrics can be beautiful enough to inspire me to want to be a better person, I'd say that is a helluva good song, there!

I just found out about and joined this site this morning, but I will be looking for more of your work the next time I log on.

~Brian
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guitapick said 3738 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
WHAT!!!?????
You mean you're giving me constructive and knowledgeable CRITICISM!!!????
HOW DARE YOU!!!???

Can't tell you how much it means to me to have a fellow musician take the time out to give me a pat on the back and some advice.

Yep...this was an instrumental for over a year, before I decided to write the lyrics. AND I've just started adding lyrics to an instrumental that I wrote, recently, and had no intention of singing to.

Man...you just can't be lazy in this business, Brian...can ya?

Thanks for the advice (indeed: that's one of the things I love about this place) and I'm very happy that this song touched you so much.

I'm on a practice break...so I don't to rush a visit to your place. Be there soon. Welcome to Macjams, compadre.

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guitapick said 3738 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
BTW...
Just checked you're profile (NOW I'll practice)...

...very nice looking guitar...Gibson?

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Brian Weiland said 3737 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
RE: Gibson?
Nah, I wish! Just a pretty cool looking Kay or Harmony or something similar a friend of mine found in his Grandma's attic. The sticker's identifying it are long gone, the back's cracked in half, the pickguard's gone, the plywood top's separating from the sides, the tin tuners are seized, and the action's approximately half an inch at the 12 fret. Looks pretty good in a pic, though, eh?

I just added a little bio this morning listing two James Goodall acoustics and a funky danelecrto with a Bigsby as my main guitars. Also, my first song just got posted, if you want to check it out in the children's music section.

~Brian

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guitapick said 3732 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Goodall guitars...
...are some of the nicest sounding guitars I've ever heard. Both strumming and fingerpicking. You must be very happy.

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Bowman said 3723 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
Such a sweet song.
Beautiful melody and guitar playing. Your singing is humble, unadorned and touchingly truthful.
Best,
-Bowman
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guitapick said 3722 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
Thank you...
...those are very nice things to say. Glad you took the time to listen/comment.

BTW: might be a bit simplistic...but does "Bowman" mean you're an archer or violinist/violist/cellist/double bassist? Just curious...

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Bowman said 3722 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
Bowman
Was handed a viola in 5th grade never mastered it but I do love strings and use them - maybe too much - in many of my compositions. Bowman was also the name of a character who transformed into the star child in an old favorite - 2001.
Guitapick? Now I don't need to ask you about that...
Best,
-Bowman

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Moviz said 3692 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Well I'm choked too...
'cause i can't play guitar like you. You play beautifully and the warmth in your voice is perfect for this song.
I only just caught up with you since your message but when I said I play guitar, it's just a means of accompaniment, unlike you, who play solo guitar so movingly, M
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guitapick said 3690 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Hi Movis...
...I'm glad you dropped by. I'm new to vocals and lyrics. Stopped in my late teens and focused on the guitar. Very happy to be back to it, though.

Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Bob

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Dbily said 3691 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Hi Bob
My dad makes up a story that never ends. He makes it longer almost evry night. This is a song that made him sad. He told me to come and listen to it. it sounds very good.
Emily
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guitapick said 3691 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Hi Emily...
...I'm very glad that you like my song. Sometimes daddys (and mommys) (and everybody) can get sad about things. Then it's over and we're happy again.

Tell your daddy that I'm glad he's making up those stories. I'm still making them up for Ava. I love telling stories.

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said 3635 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
very nice
i enjoyed this song. love the guitar, vox, etc.
guitapick said 3632 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Thanks, man...
...the fact that you like the vox means a lot to me. I hadn't sung in decades before this.

On to your site...I've been remiss...

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Roxylee said 3625 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Ahhh... so poignant..
Thank God for grandchildren- we get to tell them stories and recapture the wonder of imagination. I think you should sing a lot more, this is wonderful!
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guitapick said 3625 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Hmmmm....
Ava will be returning from 2 weeks at camp (first time) on Friday. Wondering whether she'll still want a story...?

The inevitable...

Thanks for the kind words. I'm singing on my next tune, which should be here soon.

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karmicfreak said 3613 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Beautiful and universal
What a wonderful song. Reminds me to make the most of the time with my daughter before she grows too much! Well done.
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guitapick said 3610 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Thank you...
...the time passes quickly...whether we're enjoying it to the fullest or just letting it ride.

Everyone told me it would. But she still loves my stories at 10. She's a peach. Sounds like you love yours, too. Cheers, man...

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Lennon714 said 3444 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
bittersweet
This song is great, although a tough pill to swallow. My three year old still demands a bedtime story (or 2 or 10) but I'm painfully aware that one day I'll be dramatically uncool to her and she'll want nothing to do with me (for at least a little while during those teenage years). This was a nice little reminder that I should take every advantage to read to her while she will still let me.
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guitapick said 3444 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Yes...
...what you said...

I had a friend in college. Physic major. Bonafide genius. Explained to me, one highly altered state night, about how, physically, our lives actually DO get shorter as we age. Not just "seems that way".

And time does fly when you're having fun. Taking it all in and not pushing anything away from you. So...time's really been moving along since my girl was born...

She still asks for stories. Not as often...but still likes them. That'll become a memory soon enough...just not yet...to be replaced by something else nice, I hope...do my best to help make that happen, at least.
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kclements said 3385 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Very nice
I like this track - very sweet and the guitar sounds really nice. Your vocal quality adds to the sweetness. I really like the story of this song - like a story within a story. And the end is really touching.

Thanks.
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guitapick said 3384 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
Children...
...growing up is such sweet sorrow...as we grow older, too...

On a tech note: I'm going to redo the vox on this...I'm very new with singing and recording it. Am learning to eq the bass so it matches the full guitar spectrum.

But I appreciate you're comments and am real happy you liked the tune.
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Robert Rayner said 3336 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
Just found this
Sorry im late. Such a lovely song.

Anyone with children will be able to relate to this, I know I can.

Loved it!
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guitapick said 3336 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
And I loved...
..."She Dreams of Love", Robert...we have a common thread...

Thanks...
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said 3323 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
foot of the bed
This is a lovely song and you sang and played it great too.

I recall my kids always asked for a story and I always read them one too. I was never ever read a story as a child not that my Mum was mean
Just that there was lots of us and mum was kept busy. I bet it was the same story ove and over again Mine liked Mr Twiddle and I still have that story book and there others also , this was from when they were about 6 and 7 even younger they are now 27 and 25. You brought some great happy memories back for me.Thanks.

Peace Dee x
guitapick said 3323 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Too quickly...
...just goes by too fast...

..you're welcome...and thank you, Dee.
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