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BS: What would you swap?

Morticia 20 Nov 01 - 06:59 AM
CharlieA 20 Nov 01 - 07:01 AM
GUEST,micca at work 20 Nov 01 - 07:23 AM
53 20 Nov 01 - 07:36 AM
kendall 20 Nov 01 - 07:47 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 20 Nov 01 - 08:09 AM
Steve in Idaho 20 Nov 01 - 09:29 AM
mooman 20 Nov 01 - 09:33 AM
CarolC 20 Nov 01 - 09:40 AM
Jon Freeman 20 Nov 01 - 09:41 AM
MMario 20 Nov 01 - 09:43 AM
SINSULL 20 Nov 01 - 09:50 AM
Midchuck 20 Nov 01 - 09:54 AM
Wilfried Schaum 20 Nov 01 - 10:51 AM
Mrrzy 20 Nov 01 - 11:36 AM
Dave the Gnome 20 Nov 01 - 11:43 AM
Morticia 20 Nov 01 - 11:43 AM
katlaughing 20 Nov 01 - 12:10 PM
Kim C 20 Nov 01 - 12:10 PM
Gervase 20 Nov 01 - 12:18 PM
Jim Dixon 20 Nov 01 - 01:21 PM
Bill D 20 Nov 01 - 01:23 PM
Jim Krause 20 Nov 01 - 01:35 PM
Eric the Viking 20 Nov 01 - 02:02 PM
lady penelope 20 Nov 01 - 05:36 PM
gnu 20 Nov 01 - 05:47 PM
Clinton Hammond 20 Nov 01 - 06:38 PM
kendall 20 Nov 01 - 08:27 PM
Tinker 20 Nov 01 - 09:11 PM
GUEST,Chicken Charlie 20 Nov 01 - 09:42 PM
Celtic Soul 20 Nov 01 - 10:03 PM
Grab 21 Nov 01 - 07:44 AM
gnu 23 Nov 01 - 09:33 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 23 Nov 01 - 09:49 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 23 Nov 01 - 10:33 AM
gnu 23 Nov 01 - 11:43 AM
Uncle_DaveO 27 Nov 01 - 09:14 AM
Peg 27 Nov 01 - 09:42 AM
Dead Horse 27 Nov 01 - 12:14 PM
SINSULL 27 Nov 01 - 12:18 PM
Midchuck 27 Nov 01 - 12:33 PM
annamill 27 Nov 01 - 02:45 PM
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Subject: What would you swap?
From: Morticia
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 06:59 AM

If you could exchange your singing voice or your ability to play a musical instrument for, well, let's say money, or to be thinner or better looking or whatever....would you?
If someone came along tomorrow and said I'll take your talent and give you ???, aside from the obvious things like your loved ones health and happiness and possibly world peace...what would tempt you to swap?


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: CharlieA
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 07:01 AM

absolutely nothing. Cxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: GUEST,micca at work
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 07:23 AM

Recently talking to somone, and said," as recently as 5 years ago if it was a choice of having to give one up between Wine, Women and Song it would have been NO contest,but now, It would be a much more difficult choice.." (Mutter, mutter, must be getting old... pain in the diodes..life? huh.dont talk to me.... only a sort of nondescript tail.. but kind of finished things off...mutter, mutter( no , Andreas, NOT the german meaning of mutter))


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: 53
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 07:36 AM

nothing, i'm very proud of my ability to play guitar and now i'm learning to sing after 37 years of playing. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: kendall
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 07:47 AM

Outside of eternal peace of mind, if someone wanted to take my voice and give me something in return, I'd ask for Gordon Boks voice.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:09 AM

If I could sing or play a musical instrument I'd offer to give up the bad jokes...
RtS (but as it is....)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:29 AM

Can't think of a thing - much as I wish I were a better picker.

And Kendall - don't you EVER give up your voice!!

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: mooman
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:33 AM

Good question Morty...no not at all!

mooman


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: CarolC
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:40 AM

Wouldn't be much of a trade for them, being, as I am, of somewhat dubious musical talent.

Can't say right now if there is anything I would give up playing the accordion for. Although there are many things I would like to be able to do in addition to playing the accordion.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:41 AM

I was about to say "nothing" but then I read Kendalls post. I would swap anything for eternal peace of mind but the question did once again make me realise how much musical ability (although I want more...) means to me.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: MMario
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:43 AM

Hell - if Kendall is gonna take Gordon's voice, I'll take Kendall's.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:50 AM

My musical ability for anything in the world???? Tee Hee. How about my musical ability for musical ability? Or world peace? Or to have a doctor tell me "Sorry. You have to gain five pounds."

But if I couldn't sing? I would probably cry a lot. I rarely sing for others but every day for myself.

Morticia - it is a good question but you didn't answer it...

And Kendall - the world doesn't need two Gordon Bok's. Knock it off! Your voice is older and froggier and for all that you are still Kendall Morse, folk singer. I will probably be accused of being a sycophant again. But if the truth be known, it is worse than that. I am a Kendall groupie. He even let me carry his guitar at the Getaway.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:54 AM

The assurance that things will go as well for my children as they have for me - all things considered - for the first sixty years, anyway.

With the trend toward abdication of individual responsibility and individual liberty in this society, I'm afraid it ain't very likely.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 10:51 AM

Morticia,

thought a lot about your jolly good question.
I played a lot of instruments in my youth, now only the treble recorder, stopped plucking the guitar.
Most I enjoyed singing in the church choir and blowing the big bass in the church brass band. In 1983 I had a nasty car accident (my life was saved by the US Medical Corps, they found me first), but I lost my voice and a big part of my lung volume.
If I could swap today, I would give my LEFT HAND for being able to sing and play again like in former times (for the bass the right hand would suffice, the pressure to the mouth piece could be done with the stump of the left).


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 11:36 AM

Hmmm. Tough one - I'd swap my musical-instrument-playing talent, since I've never played an instrument, I assume that I do have talent but it isn't being used, so I might be giving up a great pleasure but at least it isn't one I've experienced - but not my singing, now that I've gotten there. What would I swap it for? Well, after 6+ years, that much at least is easy!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 11:43 AM

I wouldn't swap my voice but I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous...;-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Morticia
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 11:43 AM

Sorry Sins, I know I didn't answer my own question....still thinking it through, which is why I wanted your input.
I once had a really fabulous looking woman ( you know, perfect skin/hair/teeth, sexy, slim, tall etc.etc.) tell me she'd give it all away in a moment to be able to sing.Would I swap being able to sing to lose my depressive illness though? Perhaps as well it's a choice I don't have to make.

And Kendall, don't you change a damned thing!
Signed,
Another Kendall groupie.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 12:10 PM

Same here, Kendall, I PREFER your voice to Gordon's! He should just be quiet and pick!**BG**

I can't think of anything that I would give up my musical abilities for unless it was a matter of life or death for one of my children or a family member or friend.

As for chronic illnesses and depression, consider this: our music and our singing have come through such crucibles and may not be as good or genuine, etc. if they'd not. It's that silver lining thing, ya know?:-)

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Kim C
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 12:10 PM

No. Nothing. :-)

another proud member of the Kendall Morse Admiration Society


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Gervase
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 12:18 PM

Morticia, you are a fabulous woman and you can sing, so no wonder she was jealous!
As for me, I reckon my skill on the box is worth at least, oh, ninepence.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 01:21 PM

I'd gladly trade my ability to whistle for the ability to play any instrument equally well.

There just isn't any market for good whistlers.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 01:23 PM

I have the skills I need....there was some reason I never even tried to become **good** at pickin' & singin', but I can at least recognize good....and I can play & sing passable at times...and I have finally found what I AM good at in the woodworking, so no deal on the trades.

Now, if you have a good deal on some moxie & chutzpah, I might be persuaded..*grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 01:35 PM

Mort, Nope, not in the least. Mainly because if it weren't for my voice, or my instrumental abilties, such as they are, I would probably be living underneath a bridge somewhere.
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 02:02 PM

I went to a wife swapping party once, got a dead mouse, a train set and an empty beer bottle. kept the train set, abused the dead mouse and got 2pence back on the beer bottle. I think it would be the other way round for me. I'd have to swap something off to get guitar and singing talent.-I've got a train set, an abused (dead)mouse (slightly rotten now) and 2 pence-anybody want to swap?


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: lady penelope
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 05:36 PM

If I sang like an out of tune concrete mixer / strangled cat, I still wouldn't give it up. Not for NOTHING ( English double negative there, does actually mean 'no' ).

And there's always kazoos for me and the rest of the instrumentally inept among us!

TTFN M'lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: gnu
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 05:47 PM

Since I recently lost my singing voice without compensation from Imperial Brands Ltd., the makers of du Maurier cigarettes, I wish you had asked me earlier. I would gladly have given up my singing and talking voice for the world wide illegalization of tobacco... or a really big d***.


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Subject: What would you spit-swap?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 06:38 PM

absolutely nothing... not world peace... not kids or family... not peace of mind (how dull would THAT be?!?!?!) Nothing at all!!!

Ten years have worn this guitar down
Its ivory whites are now mustard brown
Its face brears cracks from every town, still it resonates with age
Who would without its ring
Who would I be if I didn't sing
For half a chance you spare nothing --
A tethered bird to a tethered cage.
I sing to you to feed the dream
I call to you 'though it's a muted scream
We're one on one projected beams
Translucent future be our sage

that about sums it up I think....


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: kendall
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 08:27 PM

My statement was only partly serious. Some years ago, Gordon and I were talking, and, I said to him, "I'd give my front seat in Hell to be able to sing down there where you sing." he said "I'd give MY front seat in Hell to be able to sing up there with YOU"! We called it a draw. I love every one of you, especially the women!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Tinker
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:11 PM

My voice and my limited instrumental abilities as they may be aren't up for trade. When I don't know what else to do, somehow music often does it for me. It's soothed restless fevers and homesick campers, heartaches, nightmares, and soul searches. Can't imagine the hole if it was gone...

Tinker


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: GUEST,Chicken Charlie
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 09:42 PM

Thought about it for a moment but then decided it's not contest. To adapt the old money/libraries saying, "Music will get you thru times of no women better than women will get you thru times of no music." It's the other way around, Morticia. What would I give up to be a better musician? Anything but my dog.

CC


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 10:03 PM

Sheeees....that's a toughy. About the only thing that could entice me from my voice would be perfect health and a really good memory, or the buying of a really good life for my kid (which I could do myself with perfect health and a really good memory).

Now, my bodhran playing? I'd trade that in for a lot less. Say...like 20ish less pounds and 10ish less years? Yeah...that I could live without a lot more easily than the voice.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Grab
Date: 21 Nov 01 - 07:44 AM

Can I give away my musical talent and become a really good drummer? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: gnu
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 09:33 AM

Had a PM re my comments above. Sorry. Should have mentioned that the problem was polyps on the vocal cords. Nothing serious like the big C. Some of my buddies are grateful that I don't try sing along with them anymore so there's even a bright side. Even brighter is the fact that I'll still be around to bug Spaw and Little Hawk and...


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 09:49 AM

Glad it was only polyps, that's good gnus.
RtS (not agnother gnu joke! Sorry!)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 10:33 AM

Eric-Do you want to swap your train set for a dead rabbit?


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: gnu
Date: 23 Nov 01 - 11:43 AM

That remineds me. For those living in the Maritimes and northern New England : Two cases of tulemaria... tumelaria ? can't recall the spelling... have been confirmed in northern New Brunswick. Comes from rabbits, muscrats and beavers and contaminated soil (you do the math). You can get it from eating undercooked meat or from contact of an open wound with the blood of an infected animal. With the wound, a bump at the wound occurs. In either mode of infection, swollen glands occur and there is sometimes flu like symptoms. It is fatal if not treated quickly.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 09:14 AM

It's "tularemia", named from Tulare County, California.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Peg
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 09:42 AM

Interesting question. It reminds me of the one that goes soemthing like, if you were to lose the use of one of your five senses (vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch) which one would you be most willing to part with?

Difficult to answer.

Most people would balk first at losing sight...as would I. but looking at all the others, I think, memory being what it is, that might the first one I could let go of...I KNOW what a tree looks like...and could be happy to hear its leaves in the wind, smell its sap rising in spring and leaves decaying in fall, taste its apples and nuts, feel its rough bark and smooth leaves...

But back to giving up my musical ability for some big sum of money or what have you...well, it's mostly rhetorical since how could one actually give up one's talent? Then again the conditions could be something like, one agrees never to sing or play again in exchange for...

No. No, I say. I have been given a gift and the faculty to improve it and enjoy it and it does seem a silly thing, to trade it away, for money or a mansion or even a handsome playboy...


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 12:14 PM

Thank the Lord I've got ears. Without them I'd not be able to hear others sing, and I wouldn't be able to see them either, since my glasses would fall off. I'd swap my unique dress sense for a winning lottery ticket!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 12:18 PM

I often rob Peter to pay Paul...


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 12:33 PM

When I get my hands on that sonuvabitch Paul....

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: annamill
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 02:45 PM

I know I would trade almost anything I could for a good voice and the ability to play my guitar well.

Love, Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 03:47 PM

I'd trade my incredible ability to accessorize for the voice of Paul Robeson.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you swap?
From: Mooh
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 07:02 PM

Would you exchange a walk-on part in a war for a lead role in a cage? (Pink Floyd still does it for me.)

Peace, Mooh.


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