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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2010, 07:30:46 PM »
The elder of my two boys is learning to play the cornet (the younger is learning the clarinet) ~ they are both members of a local marching Silver Band.
Minor has just been practising all his exercises and again this evening he has finished with one that the Band do not play as he has been asked if, next year, he will take over duties hitherto performed by a member of the British Legion at our village war memorial on Remembrance Day ~ The old boy says he cannot go on and there is no-one else so Minimus is determined to be perfect at playing it. He practises this every evening and it take me back so far ........ It often brings tears to my eyes as the 12 year old gives it his all. He is nearly there but he says "I have to be perfect to do it".
I know I shall weep buckets when he does it for real.
Many passers by pause outside our house when he plays it.

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2010, 07:46:04 PM »
Have you been to the Menin Gate...?
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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2010, 07:48:04 PM »
Yes ..... Cried there too.
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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2010, 07:48:31 PM »
Moving on to something soothing

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2010, 07:49:58 PM »
And
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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2010, 07:53:14 PM »
More memories ~ She was called Susan

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2010, 07:55:34 PM »
For Flick (Fiona)

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2010, 07:59:51 PM »
And finally (because I am telling you too much) for my ex wife

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2010, 08:01:19 PM »

ENOUGH ALREADY!
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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2010, 08:10:02 PM »
OK just a couple more
This one is for Peter ~ the best damn pub singer in the west country, in memory of so many great nights at The Lamb.

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2010, 08:13:47 PM »
Also from those nights at The Lamb .... Peter used to do this one to close his first set ~ he had worked up a version that he played against himself on one guitar (12 string of course)

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2010, 08:23:37 PM »
OK I'm done


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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2010, 08:26:55 PM »
This sums it up I guess.

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2010, 08:30:03 PM »
To end where I started

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Re: Currently playing in the Kennel
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2010, 08:37:47 PM »
Goodnight all

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