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gail60

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Closing out 2008 and hoping for a wonderful 2009 for everyone.
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2008 is just about over and I am ready to see it go. The last six months have been
tough and honestly I have not felt like writing much music. I wrote this one today
and decided to upload it as is before I talked myself out of it like I have been doing.
Nothing special about it, just hopefully pleasant for your ears. :)
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Uploaded: Dec 27, 2008 - 07:55:03 PM
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2008 - 08:17:05 PM Last Played: Apr 14, 2017 - 10:15:53 AM
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said 3218 days ago (December 27th, 2008)
Nothing special?
This is fabulous! What an incredible piano sound. Is that a software sound, or an actual piano? Is there any reverb, or just sustain peddle?

Sorry to hear you have been having tough times, but this is a beautiful piece. Please don't be shy and share more.

Thanks,

//Andy
gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Andy
I appreciate your kind comments. This is played on my Ensoniq keyboard with a grand piano sound. Small amount of reverb but plenty of sustain. I tend to let my foot fall asleep on that peddle sometimes! :) My tough times were really minimal in 2008, just a very busy year. I am grateful for whatever it was, good and bad, just glad that it is done. Thanks for listening.
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Feter said 3218 days ago (December 27th, 2008)
Sooth Away
Ahhh ...I m so glad you shared these moments with us ..we all need
these ..this is so gorgeous as ever ..you express so much emotions
here ..been thinking of you and asking Jack about our cloggin gal !!!
happy holidays filled with blessings for the year to come all smooth
and soothing ... thank you for the gem ...!!!!
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Hey Feter!
Thank you my dear friend! I am so glad you liked this and as always, you are so quick to comment and be so supportive. You are awesome! I am still clogging around and look forward to life bein' fine in "09" :) Thanks Feter for being you!
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magnatone said 3218 days ago (December 27th, 2008)
Soothe Away
GAIL! It's so GREAT to hear something new from you - in fact, just to HEAR from you! This is gorgeous, and I'm amazed this is something you can just sit down and do in one day. "Nothing special about it"......you have GOT to be kidding! This is beautiful, and just about EVERYTHING about it is special! It's wonderful to see you back - sorry that '08 was as challenging as it sounds like it was for you, and hope '09 will be a stellar year for you!
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Hey Karen!!
You are a sweetheart and thank you for such kind words. I really appreciate that. Glad you liked this one. As far as 08 being a bad year, it really wasn't. I just needed an attitude adjustment and have had one. :)
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MarkHolbrook said 3218 days ago (December 27th, 2008)
OMG!!!
Gail.. how I have missed your presence here on MJ. Andy said it best...

Nothing special!? This is fabulous

Simply wow, oh wow... I could listen to your keys for eternity without the fear of growing too tired of them. If I died early then I'd die happily beneath such a melting melody.

Wow oh wow... Hearing this I will put my m-audio keystation 61 up for sale immediately as there is no reason to keep it. You have captured more emotion in this piece than I could in a life time of composing, performing or whatever the hell it is that I do here on MacJams!

I will sleep wonderfully tonight with this intricate melody working its way through my meager little brain. I will dream that someday I could come close to something this sweet, gentle and beautiful.

Alas... hardly likely I fear but hey dreams sometimes keep us going right?

Gosh Gail.. I'm simply floored! Just in awe... Thank you so much for posting, returning and for this!

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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Mark! Wow!
Thrilled that you like this one!! You could open a business and make a fortune on selling confidence and smiles to people. You are just the best person ever at saying the nicest things. Have you ever said a negative word to anyone here? I doubt it! I cannot tell you how much your support and friendship mean to me. You are totally wonderful and I appreciate you more than you will ever know.
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drakonis said 3218 days ago (December 27th, 2008)
very sweet winter crystals
This has little aspects of George Winston, and feels like the sparkly cold beauty of Winter. Breathtaking and inspired. Of course, it doesn't surprise me, since you wrote it. Please take care and I look forward to more of these wonderful "Gail-sightings" in 2009.
ttfn,
Eduard
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Drak!
You are so sweet. George Winston? I wish!!!! Happy that you liked this and I will try harder this coming year to pop in more often. Have missed everyone quite a bit, including you my friend! Thanks Eduard!!
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paul f. page said 3218 days ago (December 27th, 2008)
Gail...
...You have been missed! This sweet little song is filled with sadness and melancholy. It is so nice to hear you playing and recording again. Such a sweet way to end 2008 ... with your characteristic gentle touch and thoughtful playing. Peace...and...more peace.
Paul
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thank you Paul
My favorite pianist friend. So glad you stopped by for a listen and I appreciate your kind comments very much.
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composerclark said 3218 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Soul soothing
It's beautiful, soul-soothing music, and filled with your generosity of spirit. It's WAY more than pleasant! I am sad to read that the past six months have been difficult, and I hope 2009 brings better times for you. Love the ending! Please write more music!
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Clark
You are too kind. Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. 2009 will be great. I am glad you liked the song and I will try and write more as time is available. I miss being here so much because of folks like you.
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richard13 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
A lovely piece of music
Other commenters are much more qualified than I to comment on the musical qualities of this gorgeous offering but it spoke (softly) to me emotionally. I sincerely hope that this piece (and the posting of it) represents some sort of hurdle for you (now, successfully hurdled) and that all of the coming year will be filled with peace and glorious creativity.
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Richard
That was a sweet, sweet comment and one of my favorites. To think that something I wrote could touch you or anyone else emotionally is just mind blowing to me. I take that a wonderful compliment and I am grateful to you. This was a "mind clearing, start over, out with the old and in with the new piece." 2008 was a good year in a lot of ways, but overwhelming in some areas. I am looking forward to a fresh start and smaller hurdles. Thanks for listening!!
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ktb said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
very much so
a great comp. delicate and introspective. perfect for my sunday morning. thought the strings added a lot as well.
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Karma
Glad to be a part of your Sunday morning in a good way. Thanks for the kind comments and for listening.
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lengold said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Beautiful
Cheers
Len
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Len
That one word says alot. Thanks so much.
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rabittwhole said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
;-]
well this is wonderful
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Jack
Glad you like it Sir! Can I have some chocolate now? :)
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Moviz said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Gail. you have been
missed around here for sure and I hope that things are now evening themselves out for the better for you. This lovely piece and the playing of it, is as though you've put all your emotion into it to wash away all the angst for a new fresh start. Your playing certainly hasn't suffered anyway; it really sounds wonderful. All the very best for the New Year Gail; regards M
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thank you Maurice!
What a kind statement and a great description of my feelings. Lots of mixed emotions in this one for me. I really appreciate the compliments and your support. All the best to you also!!
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mowguy3 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Soothe Away
Much more than pleasant. Your music brings a smile to my face and a calm to my soul. Thank you so much.
Be well, Russ
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gail60 said 3217 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Russ!
Very nice of you to stop by for a listen and I appreciate the kind words. Love that you smiled and that your soul was calmed. Very sweet sentiments. Thanks so much!
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saymme said 3217 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Best New Year Wishes !!
Tx so lovely & I agrree w Your description always good to let go of the past & be in the now / look fwd : ) So Glad You are here Gail & that You posted this !!! : ) ( :
Lena !
gail60 said 3213 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Thanks Lena
I am so glad you liked this. Thanks for the sweet comments and for listening. Happy New Year!
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guitapick said 3216 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Well...
...I'll take "nothing special" anytime, if it's like this...

It's been so tough for myself and many others, too, Gail. Not to belittle yours, my friend. To add the monstrous injustice of the government sponsored theft of our nation to the difficulties that are just inherent to this thing we call "life"...gets so hard...

Sorry...on my soapbox...but, yeah...I can relate...both to your words and the music you make. Thanks for posting this, Gail. I've missed you and am always, always happy to hear the quality music that you write and play.

Best for the New Year,

Bob
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gail60 said 3213 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Thank you Bob
You are always such a sweetheart and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you! I am glad you enjoyed this and don't let me whine too much. I truly realize that my life is fantastic compared to many others, and I don't have a right to complain. I am blessed, just tired sometimes of the whole rat race and I know you understand. I have missed you also and I appreciate the kind support you consistently have shown me. Wishing you a wonderful, safe and Happy New Year!
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kristyjo said 3216 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Gail,
This is very nice - I'm sure you have figured that out by the number of 'fans' in your fan list :) It does have a bit of a feeling of 'time to move on' in it - although I can't analyze why it feels that way. I went through both a 'talk myself out of uploading' and a 'why can't I write any music' phase. I'm sure I'll cycle around to those times again. I think most of us do. Your sound is great, as is your playing. Here's to a less stressful 2009!
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gail60 said 3213 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Thanks Kristyjo
You are always so positive and uplifting with your comments and thank you for that! Sometimes we are our own worst enemy and we sell ourselves a bag of misery....I am glad to be a part of such a great community as MacJams where I feel support and I can be myself, good or bad. :) Thanks for stopping by.
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thetiler said 3215 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
nobody at mj seems to do the reflection
pop sounds like you. I am almost waiting to hear your voice on this because it seems like it would fit right in. But with out your sweet vocal it is fine as well. Love the subtle strings in the backround!

Gail thanks for making Mj strong and healthy. You are indeed a great addition to MJ!
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gail60 said 3213 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Thanks Bill!
You are toooo kind to me. You always have been. And please, do not stop. I enjoy it too much. :) Honestly, Thank you so much for your kind support and for the compliments. It means alot to me and I am happy that you enjoyed this song. Hopefully I will get around to doing another vocal one of these days. You are a wonderful part of this place and so glad you are here as well. Happy New Year!
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VicDiesel said 3214 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Dreamy
Is that a second piano part? Nice....
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gail60 said 3213 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Thanks Vic
Yes I added an additional track of piano for flavor?. I have a bad habit of doing that sometimes. Glad to have you listen and I hope "dreamy" is a good thing. :) Thanks!!

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blaky smith said 3213 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Touched...
Each piece from you is a pleasure to my ears. It's nice to hear you playing and recording again. This one is so beautiful... Thank you Gail and all my wishes for this new year...
Marc
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gail60 said 3213 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Thank you Marc
Wow what sweet things to say to me. I am honored that you stopped by for a listen and am thrilled that you liked it. To think that you have enjoyed each piece is quite a compliment indeed. I am very grateful Marc. Thank you and Happy New Year!!

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LunaTrick said 3213 days ago (January 1st, 2009)
Exquisite playing...
Nice dynamics and phrasing.... thoroughly enjoyed!
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gail60 said 3211 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Daniel
I am really glad you liked this. I enjoyed chatting with you the other night. My internet kept acting up and I was kicked off awhile and did not mean to be rude. Anyway, thank you kindly for listening and commenting.
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Ed Hannifin said 3212 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Oh brave new year...
...that has such players in it!

This is lovely, Gail. I'm sorry I took so long to get to it... Where I'm sitting, the piano 'spread' is very real, very lifelike, and the sound is perfect... I love your playing... I hear echoes of George Winston and also Joni Mitchell...

(I had to relisten on the top player, as the QuickTime player for some reason was chopping off the ending... Don't know what that's about... )

Ed
gail60 said 3211 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Ed!
You are the best! Comparison to George and Joni?? Wow, what a compliment, thank you so much!! I don't know what the deal is with the quicktime player, I guess I am being punished for being away too long from great people such as you. :) Seriously, Thanks for taking the time to hear this and I am so happy you enjoyed it. It means a lot.
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Bob Rodgers said 3205 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
A
really beautiful piece of piano playing, such a wonderful sound and really great to hear a new song from you Gail (sorry I'm late)
This is superb and I enjoyed it very much.
Hope you are well and all the best for 2009!

Bob
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gail60 said 3199 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
You are never too late and are so kind to stop by to listen and comment. I appreciate the kind words. I am glad you liked this one and I hope that you have a wonderful 2009 as well.
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Henke said 3204 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
You're the best
Your piano pieces never gets boring, love them, really great! Let's hope for a better 2009 so that we can get more of these!

Peace,

Henke
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gail60 said 3199 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
thanks Henke
I am glad that you do not find my music boring, although people have told me that I put them to sleep.... is that good or bad? LOL! Thanks for listening and I appreciate your support very much. Happy 2009!
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kassia said 3204 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
sigh
Gail how did I miss this? What a stunning, moving piece of music. Brilliant performance on the piano. I just loved the faint orchestration - almost not really there at all, a whisper of a sound, making me really pay attention, drawing me in. Sigh...and once you drew me in the piano just wrapped itself right around me and held me warmly throughout. There is some remembering in this, some letting go, some cautious looking-ahead, and some hope and faith in what will come. I wish for you a wonderful 2009 as well Gail. Thank you for sharing this.
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gail60 said 3199 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Thank you Kassia
Your comments mean alot to me as I believe we have so much in common in our music tastes. I adore your music and always look forward to listening to it! Thank you for coming by for a listen as you really "heard" my feelings in this. I appreciate the kind compliments so much. All the best to you in 2009!
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SISTERS said 3201 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
balm
this sounds like good medicine for a wounded heart.
sweet attention to detail - love the shimmering high notes.
the touch of cello (?) is a gorgeous touch.
you play so beautifully, gail. glad i caught this one!
anne


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gail60 said 3199 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Thanks Anne
You have really been missed around here. I am honored that you came and listened to mine. I am very happy that you liked it and I love your latest as well. Happy New Year and here's to more of your marvelous harmonies!! :)
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Outtaorbit said 3201 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
nicely done gail
beautiful as always
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gail60 said 3199 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Thanks Pat!
Have not talked to you in ages. How are you doing? Thanks so much for listening to this. Glad you liked it. I hope all is well with you and that you are behaving in 2009!
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warden said 3199 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
lots of emotion here, SS
Why aren't you composing for movies?
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gail60 said 3199 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Thanks Chris!
What do you mean?? I am composing for movies. If you had been around you would have known that!!! Geez! Me and Steven Spielberg are real tight! I will let you know when the next one comes out. Thanks for coming by. Wish I was listening to a new one of yours!
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ChristopherCihon said 3189 days ago (January 25th, 2009)
Very pleasent.
I hope your 2009 is better than 08. I'm hoping the same thing.

VERY enjoyable listen. You play amazingly. Full of emotion.

Thanks you for the D/L.
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gail60 said 3186 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
Thanks Chris
I am glad you came by and that you liked this one. I also appreciate the kind words. I wish the best for you also this new year. Take care!
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Doug Somers said 3171 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
So glad you didn't talk yourself out of uploading!!!!!
Gail this is a gorgeous river of delicate sparkles in the sunlight. Thank you for your contribution to MJ. I have your music on a playlist which gets a lot of airtime on my iPod. You capture emotion so gracefully and communicate it directly to the heart.

Peace,
Doug
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gail60 said 3167 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Thanks Doug
What a sweet description and so kind of you to share your thoughts. I really do appreciate that more than you know. Glad to know that you've been "playing me".... good to finally hear the truth!! LOL - seriously thanks, you are great and you know that I love your music also.
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Calchas said 3134 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
Gorgeous...
Beyond pleasant Gail...

Definitely comforting mood music for tough times.

DEEPLY moving. many thanks...

Be well dear friend!
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gail60 said 3130 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
nice surprise
So good to see you back around these parts - Welcome home. Thanks so much for listening to this. I am so glad you liked it and look forward to catching up with you again. All the very best to you!
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kikoz said 3111 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Stunningly beautiful
Your music inspires in a way that it's impossible to describe. Thank you...
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gail60 said 3111 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Thanks Kikoz
What a wonderful thing to say to someone. Thank you so much you absolutely made my day. I sincerely appreciate you stopping by.
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Char said 3092 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
It is
as if you reviewed your entire year. I see it as if you were turning the pages in a photo album. Some times you'd like to re-visit and others you would just as soon forget. It is all there. Brilliant and I disagree, very special. Thanks.
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