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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 04:31 PM

Crying for My Country

I was inspired by Loam's thread about the Gulf oil disaster to think about everything that's messed up in this country today and I decided to write a protest song of sorts.

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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Thank you.

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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What loam said....


posted on May, 15 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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I'm stunned sweetheart.

Wow, just wow.

You should be on American Idol, even though you know my thoughts on the show.

I'm posting this on my Facebook just everyone I know can hear it.

You are hot, hot, hot, BH.

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 05:29 PM
Enjoyed that ... very thoughtful.
Thank you for sharing.

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 05:34 PM
Beautiful, haunting, and heartfelt, not to mention passionate.
Your rest strokes are sublime -- they ring throughout the phrase and your harmonies to yourself are perfect.

I'm very impressed, BH. I'm glad to know such a talented friend.

ETA: Okay, I don't KNOW you, but I feel more like I sense your perceptions, your ideals after listening to your song.

THANK you! We who are about to ROCK salute you! (again!)

[edit on 15/5/10 by argentus]

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 06:45 PM
Thank you all so much for the comments.
I thought the song might be boring, but my husband said that's because I've been working on it all day and I've heard it so much.

I know it's depressing, but as I look around, things are pretty depressing these days. I don't know if it makes sense, but it made me feel better to sing about it.

Originally posted by argentus
Your rest strokes are sublime --

My what now? Sorry, I don't know the technical side of music. I don't even read it. I do everything by ear. Is that something about the guitar? The strumming or picking? I'm clueless.

Thanks for your comments. Those of you who were "there" when I got my guitar now know why I was so happy,
I still LOVE it, by the way.

posted on May, 15 2010 @ 06:51 PM
Very nice indeed BH!

Love it when the backing vocals come in too. Good job!


posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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Rest strokes are often used when playing classical music on the guitar. It's not so esoteric as it sounds. It's simply when you pluck a string and (usually) land against another, and let the first note ring. I hear several very nice rest strokes throughout your piece, and I appreciate it all the more that you weren't trying to achieve that effect. It's just pure BH, unplugged and live. Very nice m'friend.

Yes, the song is a tad depressing, but it's also important. We sing and play what we feel, and perhaps make a statement from time to time through our music.

well done

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