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Art Thieme 21 Aug 01 - 01:00 AM
Peg 20 Aug 01 - 11:03 AM
Thomas the Rhymer 20 Aug 01 - 02:57 AM
wysiwyg 20 Aug 01 - 02:23 AM
Thomas the Rhymer 20 Aug 01 - 01:29 AM
Peg 20 Aug 01 - 12:56 AM
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Bert 18 Aug 01 - 11:43 PM
MichaelM 18 Aug 01 - 05:56 PM
Don Firth 18 Aug 01 - 04:56 PM
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Thomas the Rhymer 17 Aug 01 - 08:08 PM
GUEST,Denise:^) 17 Aug 01 - 12:15 PM
Peg 17 Aug 01 - 12:06 PM
Peg 17 Aug 01 - 12:04 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 03:08 PM

"I meant to tell you at the time, I felt a lot better after we last talked."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Diva
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 02:36 PM

Ohhh I've just had one......on telling a friend I was wearing my new mudcat tee shirt,I was told "I bet you fill it well" BLUSH


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Knappo
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 05:51 AM

"Hey,you guys don't suck". A co-worker of mine after seeing our trio for the first time.

Also, a lady of about 80 with Alzhimers stood and "danced" about a foot away, staring at me while I sang a couple of tunes and fought off anyone who attempted to move her back a little bit. She had the biggest smile after that.

Knappo


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Greenbean
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 12:22 PM

When I was four, the crazy neighbor lady (who used to yell at her grown bachelor son all day long--one of my earliest memories is the phrase "Gottdamm you, Willie!" wafting down the road to our house) toddled by as I was sitting on the fence and told my mom "You know, she's smarter than she looks!"

A week ago, a friend's mom was visiting as my Celtic/Bluegrass band practiced and told me afterwards, "You've got a great voice! You should work at Disneyworld!" I knew she meant well. I think.

I seem to attract what I like to think of as the "humbling compliment."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Diva
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 12:16 PM

hehehe...... intuitive

Diva


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Diva
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 12:13 PM

This was a compliment from my now ex husband.... "I like you, you're plain" and he really could'nt understand why I wasn't thrilled. The nicest compliment about my singing was from a friend who is a singer of some acclaim and he said I was an inutuitve singer... now that I WAS thrilled with.

Diva


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 11:42 AM

When filling out one of those aweful internet questionaire things one of the questions was 'say something nice about the person who sent you this'. My sister said I was a 'Joy Bringer'. I was really touched, and she told me that she had always thought of me that way since we were kids. Ah - innit sweet.
Judith has lived in Japan for the last 17 years and I'm in UK so we don't often meet. It was just so nice for her to say such a lovely thing. Its my secret cheer-up tool now whenever I am feeling particularly crap.
I felt a bit of a git though, as I hadn't said anything nearly as nice about her.....

As far as musical compliments go - some people we were passing the night with with on a festival campsite asked me to send them a tape. I was really embarassed. Gave me a real lift though..
Someone else said he'd buy my CD to play to his friends. When I said I don't have one, he just said he was sure I would have one day & he could wait.
Mark reckons people are just being nice when they say things like that. Hmm - I like nice people. I wish I was as nice.

Kris


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 11:30 AM

Both the best and worst compliment I have ever heard about.

Chet Atkins was on a cruise ship. Someone asks him what he does. He says he plays guitar. He plays a tune or two for the guy who says "You are good but you are no Chet Atkins."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Peg
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 01:04 AM

great quote from Utah, Art! (though I am trying to figure out what it means, exactly)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 01:00 AM

Utah Phillips once introduced me as "the man who did for folk music what pantyhose did for sex"

But here is my actual favorite...

A fellow came up to me in a bar in Madison, Wisconsin and told me that a song I'd put on my first LP, Don Lange's "Here's To You Rounders", saved his marriage.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Peg
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 11:03 AM

ah, yes, it was about general compliments, you're right. Still, kind of crude, self-indulgent post from the temporarily nameless one...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 02:57 AM

I'm not exactly a prude; but really
Talk of pillow'd talk is chilly
Count the times love has been sworn
And luridized with clothes unworn

And yet the morning comes too soon
With trophies won, a different tune
Lust is fun, but loving; kind
To romance, lust might not remind

Anyhow, who when and if't
What's said at climax is a gift
But sharing such and such for measure
Brings me sadness; little pleasure...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 02:23 AM

Where does it say THAT?? Read the first posts!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 01:29 AM

Sadly,... yes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Peg
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 12:56 AM

isn't this supposed to be about musical compliments?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: GUEST,Member Temporarily Nameless
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 11:00 PM

OK I give up, I'll tell, tho you would probably not believe it if I used my Mudcat name to tell you.

Lying on a mattress under a sklylight in the attic of a Boston brownstone, years ago, I heard the following:

"You" (huff huff) "are" (puff puff) "such" (HUFF) "a" (HUFF) "great" (PUFF!) "F***!!!!" (HUFFPUFFHUFFPUFF!!!)

*G*

Well, I am!

*G*


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Bert
Date: 18 Aug 01 - 11:43 PM

And then there's the time you see someone quietly wiping away a tear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: MichaelM
Date: 18 Aug 01 - 05:56 PM

By a Restoration author whose name escapes me "Come into the garden; I should like my roses to see you."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Aug 01 - 04:56 PM

Just remembered another one.

Jean Redpath once said (after years of singing concerts and making recordings) that after a concert a woman said to her, "You have such a lovely voice! Have you ever thought of doing something with it?"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Aug 01 - 04:49 PM

Walt Robertson had a friend named Cletus Otis Oakes (signed his name "CO2") who got married sometime back in the late Forties or early Fifties. John Lomax had known both the bride and the groom for years, and he came to the wedding. In the reception line after the wedding, Lomax looked the bride and groom over carefully, then said, "Well . . . you both could've done better!"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 08:08 PM

Hey Deni, the term 'jabble' is a word that I made up for that thread, right then... and it meant/means "the scorpion-like quality of a conversation that is undertaken with the sole purpose of delivering put-downs and back-handed compliments to the intended victim. I was at a loss for words, and this little pseudo-word popped up...

"you WROTE that?
"Nice song!"
"Do you have a day job, or is this all you do?"
"Do you have a CD?"
"That is the best version of that (trad) song I have ever heard"

...in my dreams...ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: GUEST,Denise:^)
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 12:15 PM

I think my favorite was the guy who came up to me after I finished singing, and said, "I can tell YOU'VE never had any voice training!" He then proceeded to turn beet red, and stammer and mumble about "what he'd really meant was..."

I assured him that I understood what he'd meant, but I couldn't help laughing at the fix he'd gotten himself into!

Denise:^)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Peg
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 12:06 PM

"Ooooh, you're SOOOO fabulous on occasion!!!"

Did I type that out loud?

Of course I meant to move the quote marks to read: "Ooooh, you're so fabulous!" on occasion...

Then again there is much truth and verity on the first example, I suppose...

Peg, feeling a bit stupid now


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Peg
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 12:04 PM

good point Rich, but I do enjoy hearing "Ooooh, you're SOOOO fabulous on occasion!!!"

Peg


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: GUEST,Rich (bodhránai gan cookie )
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 11:43 AM

I'm writing from a friend's computer in Chicago, hence no cookie.(I'm a guest here, too)

How about "I enjoyed your playing." or "I enjoyed playing with you."

None of this "Oh my God, you are sooooo fabulous" garbage. Musicians who want those kind of compliments, really oughta be in another type of music.

My $0.02,

Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Lee Shore
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 04:04 AM

H.L. Mencken's greatest: "We must always respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense that we must respect his opinion that his wife is beautiful and his children are smart." To be compared to the Bard of Baltimore is indeed a great compliment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Deni
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 03:55 AM

Picked up two new words from this thread, permagrin and jabble. But Thomas the R what on earth does Jabble mean, exactly.

Deni


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Armen Tanzerian
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 08:42 PM

1. Sharwood's Chutney Sauce
2. Mayonnaise
3. Tiger Sauce
4. H-P sauce
5. Ketchup


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Peg
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 08:41 PM

very cool Guinnesschik!

Thomas; I mostly stick to traditional old ballads fromt he celtic countries; I like to sing in Irish and Gaelic, too. Mostly the sad, heartbreaking ones where everything goes bad; not many happy songs in this genre...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: guinnesschik
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 08:36 PM

I got the best compliment ever last weekend. A couple was watching us play and enjoying themselves immensely. At break, when I went over to greet them, I was told that our band was the first Celtic music they'd really listened to, and it had sent them on an odyssey to find and listen to as much as they possibly could. Then the lady says to me, "And you're still our favorite band!" I had permagrin for hours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 03:50 PM

Great Peg, just wondering...

Keep up the good work, and BTW, I'd love to hear you sing! What are your favorite songs? See Ya, ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Peg
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 11:34 PM

Thomas; yes!

Nice description of all those varied silences and sounds which exemplify appreciation from an audience...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 11:10 PM

So, a... Peg? ...did you get lucky that night?

Is it a compliment when you sing a love song you just wrote, and all the jealousy-guys with their dates jabble you after the show?
Is it a compliment when everyone in the room seems to have a completely different revelation to a song you never quite knew the meaning of... (and You wrote it!)
I think the grandest compliment ever is that painful silence that lasts a little too long........ before the applause.
But my favorite one of all, is when the majority of the audience is sitting, smiling faintly, with closed eyes, and a room full of delicious enraptured wonder faces me with the stillness of a misty verdant impressionist landscape...

And to think I owe it all to a vivid dream world...ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Justa Picker
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 03:27 PM

I'm reminded of a story told to me by a comedian friend of mine who claimed he did a show at a Monastery, and following the show, one of the monks approached him and breaking a 30 year vow of silence stated "you suck."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: SharonA
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 02:38 PM

"Your songs sound like something I'd expect to hear on Broadway." I get that one a LOT. Ya think it means anything?

The BEST one I ever got was from a high-school friend, written to me in my yearbook (before I'd EVER picked up a guitar, much less written a song): "You're a Cole Porter in a rock-and-roll world."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Gypsy
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 11:28 AM

Spaw, yer an ambitious laddie, you are! ALL? Best comp for me was the recorded artist who wanted one of MY cds!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Charcloth
Date: 15 Aug 01 - 12:18 AM

Sorcha, I have found that I get to meet some really neat people at nursing homes Charcloth


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 10:52 PM

Charcloth, good one. That reminds me of the Nursing Home gigs----we had a fellow who was 100+--the last survivor in this county of WWI. He was wheelchair bound, but still had "all his marbles" and my, how his blue eyes would twinkle.

Found out after quite a few "perfs" at the nursing home that he had been a player in a dance band after The War. My god, his daughter is 80+..........he died just this last November at 102. I still miss him. He did recieve the French Legion of Honor before he died from the French Ambassador---yea, right here in lil ole' Wyoming.

I will always miss you, Ed Reddifer. Your Obit should read

Still Sexy at 102


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 10:14 PM

Geez...I'm in the doghouse now...........I just thought it was really sweet..........But let me say here and now that I think you're really a "hottie" to quote our old friend Matt. My gawd, you don't look a day over 60.....uh, 50.........er, make that 40.............no, lessee........27.... yeah, that's it.......27!!!

Besides, how could my kids think of you as a grannie when I'm..............uh, er...............well.............wait, got it..........27.......yeah, that'll work ........When I'm 27 too!!

This isn't going well........................

Luvya???

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 09:56 PM

Grannie SINS is not high on the compliment list, Spaw. You really are rattling my chains these days. And those damn kittens have taken up residence in the box spring under my mattress. Invariably, about 3AM, one of them gets his little claws caught and gets stuck hanging by a few threads and screaming. Mom just looks at me stupidly as if to say "Do something!" If she only knew what I have in mind!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Peg
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 08:42 PM

well, it was near summer solstice, in the circle of the Rollright Stones...after the evening's festivities wound down (the ritual, the band), a few people sat around the fire and some of us sang some songs...I was the lone American in th ebunch but it did not seem to matter. Full moon, starry sky.

One guy sang some respectable Neil Finn covers, one guy sang some GREAT pagan originals, etc. I sang a song in Gaelic, a cappella. And a lovely young man who I sort of had my eye on said, afterwards, "Your voice is like Irish Cream pouring over ice."

Yep, he got lucky that night.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Charcloth
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 07:43 PM

my favorite compliment was a non verbal one. I was at an old folks home some old fellow was sitting in a wheel chair & hooked up to oxygen asked me to do some hoe down number. Which I did & frailed away on me banjo. This old guy took the Oxygen out of his nose got up out of his wheel chair & clogged! I will never forget that! Charcloth


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 05:11 PM

Dammit there Grannie Sins.....that one kinda' got me............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 05:03 PM

Bald Eagle,

Yes, the Coolidge comment was made by my idol, Dorothy Parker (do you mind?)

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Allan C.
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 04:57 PM

Here's a related thread. A portion of my post to it needs updating; but I'll just let it alone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Midchuck
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 04:56 PM

I go with Sorcha (see several posts up).

Peter.

Also: "Are you really a lawyer? You seem so nice!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Hawker
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 04:47 PM

For me it was "That was a Really great song" (told me by a really great singer about one of my own!)
Lucy


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 04:24 PM

Also at open mike.

Folks who shut up for a minute and listen!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: Justa Picker
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 04:09 PM

"You must be half idiot and half genius."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Compliments
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Aug 01 - 04:00 PM

Daughter to her biological father after not seeing him since she was a baby: "Actually I turned out to look a lot like mom." And, she didn't mean it in a nasty way, to either of us!


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