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Postby Arpangel » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:51 am

I’m not a guitarist, but thought this was lovely, it really shows a master at work, I love watching and hearing any musician who really has that magical something that makes them a master of their instrument, I find it very inspiring.
The way he holds the guitar, like he’s holding his first new born child, like it’s part of him, and he moves with it, and when he plays it there’s a physical and and intensely emotional connection, and like all true greats, he makes it look so effortless, and easy.
Just thought I’d post this, it’s very relaxing to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYrYWQpZ_CA
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Postby manwilde » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:03 pm

Thanks for sharing. I've always liked mr. Rea's personna, seems to be an honest, nice guy.
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Postby John Egan » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:37 pm

manwilde wrote:Thanks for sharing. I've always liked mr. Rea's personna, seems to be an honest, nice guy.

And a really talented, expressive singer and bottleneck player.
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Postby CS70 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:31 pm

Arpangel wrote:I’m not a guitarist, but thought this was lovely, it really shows a master at work, I love watching and hearing any musician who really has that magical something that makes them a master of their instrument, I find it very inspiring.
The way he holds the guitar, like he’s holding his first new born child, like it’s part of him, and he moves with it, and when he plays it there’s a physical and and intensely emotional connection, and like all true greats, he makes it look so effortless, and easy.
Just thought I’d post this, it’s very relaxing to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYrYWQpZ_CA

Oh yeah he's very good.. he has something to say, both with the music and the guitar.
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Postby Hewesy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:42 pm

Chris is a true talent, and as said genuinely a lovely bloke.

He was on Mortimer and Whitehouse's Christmas episode talking about his ailments and illnesses. Irrepressible I think is the word.

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Postby Arpangel » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:39 am

Hewesy wrote:Chris is a true talent, and as said genuinely a lovely bloke.

He was on Mortimer and Whitehouse's Christmas episode talking about his ailments and illnesses. Irrepressible I think is the word.

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Exactly, and when you have illness, or other major problems, music pulls you through, takes you away from focussing on the bad things, and lifts us to a higher place, where those bad things can’t get to us, literally that.
And you can tell with Chris Rea, he has a lot to say, and his music comes from the heart.
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Postby The Bunk » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:22 am

Hewesy wrote:Chris is a true talent, and as said genuinely a lovely bloke.

He was on Mortimer and Whitehouse's Christmas episode talking about his ailments and illnesses. Irrepressible I think is the word.

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Yep, I saw that and thought he looked really ill, poor man. Love a lot of his stuff, Stainsby Girls especially.
That said, if I ever hear "Driving Home For Xmas" again it will be too soon.
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Postby baward » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:07 pm

His first record company wanted to change his name to Benny Santini (hence the title of his first album 'Whatever Happened To Benny Santini?') Needless to say, he declined their suggestion...
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Postby Hewesy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:06 pm

The Bunk wrote:
Yep, I saw that and thought he looked really ill, poor man. Love a lot of his stuff, Stainsby Girls especially.
That said, if I ever hear "Driving Home For Xmas" again it will be too soon.

Ahh but did you see his Tweet saying "at least I'll save on petrol this year"?

Legend.

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Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:14 pm

As Christmas songs go 'Driving Home" is one of the better options, that said if I had to pick a single one it would be "Fairytale In New York".
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Postby Dynamic Mike » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:38 am

It's not officially Christmas for me until Greg Lake has been on the radio.
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Postby Arpangel » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:51 am

Dynamic Mike wrote:It's not officially Christmas for me until Greg Lake has been on the radio.

Slade for me.

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Postby The Bunk » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:41 am

Dynamic Mike wrote:It's not officially Christmas for me until Greg Lake has been on the radio.

Yep! Used to be when King's College choir starts "Hark The Herald Angels" for me but this year I brought it forward to the second I heard the opening bars of Greg...
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Postby Moroccomoose » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:51 am

Jonah Lewie for me...Dubba dubba dum dum.

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Postby Hewesy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:42 pm

Waitresses Christmas Wrapping.

A bass line that pins you to the wall.

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