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  1. dueb
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    14 April 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    hi,just thought i would put my paw here and say hello and thank you,bless you's all

    tony

  2. Guest_322
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    16 April 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Hi Croix,

    I hope you have had a good weekend.

    Just a quick stopover on your thread with a musical offering.

    La sortie by Samuele. It's in a French and I wouldn't have a clue what the lyrics mean...I just like the sultry, sassy sound that makes me want to get up and dance.

    Dottie xxx

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    17 April 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Dear Dottie et al.~

    Thanks for putting me on to Samuele. I've not found a translation for La Sortie (The Way Out), probably because Canada is a smaller market, however as far a I can see it is not about being limited by anything, sexual stereotype, work/role, place in society etc. I enjoyed it.

    I did find out something about her views which resonate pretty well, one of the best I guess is:

    Les filles sages vont au paradis, les autres vont où elles veulent (Good girls go to heaven, others go wherever they want)

    I've read it is somewhat similar to Tori Amos’ Cornflake Girl, maybe a little alike, though different subject (betrayal by those we trust).

    Croix

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  4. Guest_322
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    19 April 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix,

    Haha completely unsurprised that you tried looking up the translation. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'm also glad to hear that it's a song about not being limited.

    I looked up Cornflake Girl and there are some similarities in terms of sound so I get the comparison.

    Dottie xxx

  5. Moonstruck
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    20 April 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hayley Mills turned 71 two days ago in case you're interested. This piece of news has absolutely nothing to do with anything - but I take comfort in the fact that no matter how old I get..these lovely ladies are all older than I am - Hayley, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Goldie Hawn, Suzie Quatro, the girls from Abba, and many more I am sure......long may they shine!

  6. Croix
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    20 April 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    Oh Hello Moon~

    I'm pleased to see you as you were stressing a bit this morning (something we must both have in common). Yes you are right about those ladies - plus Diana Rigg whom we talked about before.

    Susan Sarandon? - oh yes, Louise from Thelma & Louse I think.

    Long may you shine too Moon!

    Croix ( I just thought: Moon + Shine - Moonshine! - Oh boy I'm getting good:)

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    20 April 2017 in reply to Croix
    Thelma and Louise... but Thelma (Geena Davis) is the hot chick.
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    20 April 2017 in reply to SubduedBlues

    Um - well far be it for me to express a divergent view S.B. (even if you are misguided:)

    C.

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    20 April 2017 in reply to Croix
    Now you can read up on the real me my thread is done. As for tonight the overall pressure of these last couple of months have just got to me and have been for a couple of weeks now. I sculled a bottle of moscato like it was water could have downed another but I though I better not have to drive in the morning i just loved how it just took everything away for that hr or two not lightheaded anymore that's the only feeling I got it's lolly water lol. With how exhausted I am and just how overwhelmed I am by the autism world atm I said to my hubby chocolate and wine everyday sound like a very nice diet if only it didn't have enormous consequences. When sleep deprived I spiral and usually I am able to pick myself up but just in these last couple of months I slip 8 times and only get up 4times I guess that's the nature of mental illness :( nice to speak with you xx Venessa
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    20 April 2017 in reply to Fairywings

    Dear Venessa~

    Well you found your way here ok, I'm pleased.

    You sound like you have an awful full plate at the moment, money plus emotion - not good things to have on top of you. I suspect you are like some who keep the outside looking ok, even when the inside is a mess. That takes strength too.

    I'm glad you stuck to one bottle, would not want you skittled on the road tomorrow - or skittle someone else I guess. Looking after any child is exhausting at times, trying to look after an autistic child is all the time. One of my family has one -6 years old, frankly I don't know how anyone copes.

    Is there anyone to spell you while you get some sleep? You mentioned hubby - any good there?

    I have to stop, bit too tired to see the keyboard (plus screen becomes a nice soothing blurr:)

    I'm glad you found this place, please come as often as you'd like. Heavy or light, all is ok.

    Croix

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    20 April 2017 in reply to Croix
    yes hubby helps out he has chron's so can only give me spouts here and there xx I am a fulltime carer for both my hubby and son xx I am the queen of making broken look beautiful apparently so I am told you would never know what lies beneath so to speak. thankyou so much for reaching out to me def be in here a lot more to spill my guts so to speak xx Venessa Yes that is a question I often ask myself how on earth do i cope i guess for me I don't have a choice he relys on me fullforce so i just pray to the wonderful man above to give me strength to keep going everyday and if i feeling a bit down myself funny enough i get on here and help others out :)
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    21 April 2017 in reply to Fairywings

    Hi Croix (and everyone else of course),

    Someone told me to check out Miscast on YouTube and I've been loving it so thought I'd share the joy. Basically it's giving people on Broadway a chance to sing things they'd never be cast as (like a group of guys singing Cell Block Tango from Chicago).

    Hi again Venessa 😊 I saw you have a thread of your own which I will get to when I am able I'm a bit burnt out for now but I wanted you to know I think you are fantastic and I'm looking forward to reading your thread.

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    21 April 2017 in reply to Quercus
    Thanks xx in your own time my thread won't be flying away any time soon 😉
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    25 April 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Dear Quercus et al.~

    Thanks for the Miscast tip, I thought the tango was great!

    If you'd have been there
    If you'd have seen it
    I betcha You would
    Have done The same!

    -C

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    25 April 2017 in reply to Fairywings

    Dear Venessa~

    I hope you can continue to do what you do very well, lending hope and encouragement to others.

    Croix

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    25 April 2017 in reply to Croix

    "he had it comin'..."

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    26 April 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    Haha thanks Croix glad you enjoyed it too and you too Moon?

    My contribution today is not music as such but my goodness did it make me laugh!

    Someone told me to search on youtube "starwars bad lipreading seagulls" it's Yoda singing a song based on someone lip reading the movie badly. God did I laugh. Hope you do too 😊

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    26 April 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Dear Quercus et al.~

    I can truly say I've never seen anything more bizarre

    Croix

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    26 April 2017 in reply to Croix

    forgot the smiley :)

    Any other contributions welcome, and no I"m not going to listen to the one with D Trump in it!

    -C

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    26 April 2017 in reply to Croix

    Sorry Croix my sense of humour is a bit strange 😊.

    I'll try again.... (Not music or crazy songs this time don't stress!)

    I'm reading "The New Manhood" by Steve Biddulph it is a beautiful book. I was looking for "Raising boys" at the library and got this instead. I wish it was compulsory reading for boys in school. I'm going to give my son a copy when he's older.

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    27 April 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Dear Quercus~

    Nothing wrong with your sense of humor, I enjoyed Yoda (but could not face D Trump in any shape or form)

    I'll trade you two for one ...

    Cookie Monster singing Tom Waits' Hell Broke Luce
    Squirrel Nut Zippers Hell

    The New Manhood is not available in my local library - can you give an idea about what's in it?

    Ta

    Croix

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    27 April 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix,

    I was wondering where Trump came into it (I wouldn't watch that either!).

    Hmm neither of those were my cup of tea (bit too much in the lyrics for me I think). But worth the watch, thank you. I ended up searching for Golec Uorkiestra instead for a bit of Polish folk music (why not hey!).

    You might have more luck looking for "Manhood" by Steve Biddulph instead (I'm reading the newest edition). Or he's written another called "Raising Boys" which is equally as lovely.

    He writes about men living a lie, learning as they grow from boyhood to wear masks, keep feelings locked up and pretending to be fine when they're not. He looks into what is contributing to men being at such high risk (mentally and physically) and what we need to change to improve this.

    The chapters deal with issues such as relationships with your father, relationships with women, the transition from boy to man, sex, being a real father, real male friends, a job with heart, spirituality.... They're all written with examples from real life and have a focus on how to improve these areas for ourselves and for our children.

    Well worth a read and generally a positive reading experience (I don't like to read something that leaves me feeling down... This leaves me feeling hopeful for my son).

    Oh and I loved the story about Sumo Cat and your wife today 😊 isn't it amazing how animals are able to sense our needs.

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    30 April 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Hi Croix,

    You asked me what I've been listening to lately on another thread...

    Conan Gray recently released Idle Town plus I've been checking out some of Chase Holfeder's songs. He transposed various famous major key songs to minor key. Pretty interesting to listen to...

    Dottie x

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    2 May 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Hi Dottie (and Croix and everyone),

    Thanks for your recommendations. Chase Holfeder was great I enjoyed that.

    I'm listening to Pentatonix on my sister's recommendation and really enjoying their music.

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    2 May 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Hi Quercus, Croix and everyone else,

    Quercus, welcome 😊 I'm glad you enjoyed some his music.

    Yep, the Pentatonix vocalists are very talented! I really enjoyed their recent Bohemian Rhapsody cover.

    Dottie x

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  26. Moonstruck
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    4 May 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Have you seen Robin Williams on u tube...."Make Your Life Spectacular".....I love it.

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  27. Guest_322
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    5 May 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    Hi Moon (shoutout to Croix & Fan Club),

    Thanks for sharing the recommendation with everyone here. No, I haven't but I'll have to look it up 😊

    Dottie x

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    7 May 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Dear Dottie, Moon, Quercus et al.~

    I've had a bit of a delay coming back here, pity as I enjoy it.

    I liked Pentatonix, though it took me a while to come back to them as I had a bit of an unexpected experience. I started listening to Bohemian Rhapsody which at the start lulled me into a pretty good place, because coincidentally they sounded exactly like the segue that sometimes introduced bogus adverts in the Kenny Everett Show - a comedy favorite of mine. Unfortunately the lyrics suddenly switched to something that I found I did not want to deal with - a result of having lived a 'rich' life I guess - felt a complete turnaround. Walked away.

    Anyway later on I went back and listened to a few others of their works, thought each time I looked up the lyrics in advance, a bit over the top, but left me feeling more secure and ready to enjoy. I did enjoyed them in fact. They come on top of pleasant a-cappella experiences starting in 1962 with Swingle (have a look at them in the London Underground) though The King's Singers (try Barber of Seville Overture) and so on. - All these are lighthearted to lift me up, they do more serious stuff.

    Robin Williams' Make Your Life Spectacular, in view of later events, is very poignant but can still be a comfort. I'm pleased I watched it.

    Conan Grey has a great way with lyrics, they all seem to me to show he feels a little distant from mainstream life - maybe that's just me thinking that.

    Yeah, we invent our own little games
    When the lights out at the stadium, hey
    Making life a spinning arcade
    And curfew’s at midnight, we watch the sunrise


    I compared a few of Chase Holfeder minor key variations with the originals such as Cyndi Lauper - which sound more aggressive and less contemplative than the minor key versions - as you say, interesting, to get that effect.

    For a change of pace I listened to Joan Baez, Honest Lullaby

    Thanks for all the suggestions, makes that 'rich' life richer :)

    Croix

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    7 May 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix!

    I'm sorry to hear about your struggle with Pentatonix. I think you're brave for going back to them and working your way through.

    I find particular songs take me to a very bad place and I avoid them if possible. I'm truly sorry if you found my suggestion upsetting.

    Hope Sumo Cat gave you a cat smooch and you are ok.

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    7 May 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Dear Quercus~

    It's not a problem, I bounce back quickly, it was the surprise element as much as anything. As I said I like a-cappella and being introduced to a new group is pretty good. I could probably listen to that particular song now without effect, but will exercise caution instead.

    Sumo cat has more pressing matters at the moment that require his attention (breakfast)

    Croix

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