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What can I say man? One of your best!
You continue to define your art. The pictures you paint with your words and sound textures make me want to book a vacation to Hawaii. You teach me things about life I wish I had learned years ago. Now, I just learn how life went astray in so many ways for me. You confirm things that I learned years ago and wish I had passed on to my daughter.
We all have our fears and tend to avoid our zones of discomfort. It’s great to see you venture into one of your discomfort zones. We all need to do do that occasionally.
I look forward to each new show. Keep up the great work.
I duhno Neil, there are discomfort zones and then there are heart-stopping-terror zones. Cush’s encounter with the sea to please his wife reminds me of my own situation…
It wasn’t swimming for me; I can bob happily along in the ocean for hours. No, it was skiing. My husband loves to ski and really wanted me to love it too. I tried. For years. But strapping my feet down to a couple of planks and hurling myself down a steep, slippery incline never became fun. Maybe I’m too much of a control freak, but I want to be able to stop moving when I want to stop and skiing does not lend itself to that. Finally I said “To hell with it”. There are things you do for love and then there are things you do for self-preservation.
Cush, I enjoyed the ukulele music. Thanks for the intro to it. (Now that’s my idea of moving out of my comfort zone…)
Since I had heard of you from Dan Klass, I have listened to every show, and loved most. This, honestly to me, is far and away your best. Unlike the previous commenter, I don’t fear skiing, love it, and snowboarding as well. But the ocean holds a special terror for me. Maybe it’s the recurring dream of the tidal wave looming over me, while the backwash won’t let me get back to the beach…It scares me how much you and I think the same. That monologue could have been coming from my head. Actually, maybe that should scare YOU.
One of the better ones I’ve heard. Strange enough that I have been able to relate to you even as far back as when Mad Cao posted a link to AYOLS.
Now my girlfriend sits next to me as I play your shows, she figures that I make more sense because I can relate to you and TIS.
And often she worries because I now quote the Mantra of twenty-nine.