Pahchisme Plaid

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About Pahchisme Plaid

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  • Birthday March 23

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    None - I'm a writer
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    lyricist, melodian
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    Eva Cassidy, Kathy Troccoli, Susan Tedeschi, Simon and Garfunkle, Eagles, Sarah McLaughlin, Tricia Yearwood, Fleetwood Mac.


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  1. I love my guitar, but not liking the sound so much since I changed the strings (Martin, I think). I like it because its small and its curves are in the right places. Its not cumbersome to me as other bigger guitars (not that I've played others, just tried the fit of others on for size) and its fairly inexpensive. Unfortunately, its probably not the one for you. I'm guessing you're a wee bit taller, bigger and stronger and have better hand-width than me. However, if any ladies are looking for a comfortable guitar, the Fender Parlor CP-100 has a nice sound and is quite comfortable size-wise (details and reviews can be found on It does not have a hook up for an amplifier, though (which so far, I haven't needed anyway). I think I'm going to try to order the Fender strings it came with, even though the Martin strings are fairly new. It just isn't the same and affects my desire to play a bit.
  2. Hey Rudi, so sorry to hear you got the shingles. My gram had that years ago and it really took a toll on her. My heart goes out to you. I tried to search natural remedies and comfort measures and here's what I found--more of a lean toward comfort measures one site suggested l-lysine and vitamin C as supplements. Im trying to find out if food grade diatomaceous earth helps. It's good for so many skin issues and helps encourage collagen production in the skin. Another site recommended oatmeal baths. I don't know if topical bendryl gel would give you any relief--that would depend on if hystamine is involved in shingles which I don't know. What I do know is it was the ONLY thing that provided me relief from poison ivy. Disclaimer: Do NOT use both the topical and the oral at the same time--you can overdose. Another site that listed different natural remedies for different things listed this for shingles: shingles ------ coconut oil, eat and put on skin; St. John's Wort, taken as a supplement and rubbed on skin in an ointment, iodine, apple cider vinegar (internal and external), lysine and vitamin C, Tamanu other sites recommended colloidal silver. This was not extensive investigation, so if you pursue any of these, you might want to investigate it further. I hope you find some relief and recover quickly.
  3. The stars in your eyes are plentiful Your flavor is delicious I trudge through days without you and empty nights are vicious. bubble wobble diabolical
  4. You got it right, Richard
  5. His eyebows bounced at her smokey dance as she moved across the floor. No need for talk, only that they walk and they were walking out the door. Aloe, brazen, smother
  6. Hey, Jackrabbit! Welcome to song stuff Looks like you have a good mix of skills there!
  7. I couldn't watch that YouTube. It says not available in my country. That's the same message I got on the one Sreyashi posted with Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. I'll have to google search them.
  8. Sreyashi, some female voices I think are great are: Colby Caillat Eva Cassidy Sarah McLaughlin Linda Ronstadt Susan Tedeschi (blues) Alison Krauss Jo Dee Mesina Norah Jones Patsy Cline Tricia Yearwood Naomi and Wynonna Judd (the Judds) Natalie Merchant The Barlow Girls Christina Aguilera Tracey Chapman Amy Perry ( in the band called "Selah") Kathy Troccoli Martina McBride
  9. They aren't considered a duet. Linda, Emmylou and Dolly just happens to be a harmonizing trio. They aren't current, but still great nonetheless.
  10. I wasn't able to access the Celine Dion and Andrea Botecelli YouTube. I can only imagine how fabulous those two must sound together. I agree with you on the male/female duets. I love the contrast between a really masculine voice and a really feminine voice. I remember when Neil Diamond and Barbera Streisand sang, You don't Bring Me flowers Anymore, he had such a gruff feel to his voice and hers so clear and melodious that to me it was a perfect match. Same with Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. I also really liked the combo of Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow. I prefer if ladies sing together that they harmonize like when Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris harmonized together. That was pretty awesome. Dixie Chicks is another good example as well as Shedaisy. The Traveling Wilburys and The Highway Men were the male counterpart to that and I like the male harmonies real well, too, but when it comes to duets, I have a strong preference for male/female like you do.
  11. My personal opinion is that it would sound fine if not better without the words in parentheses. "The game that claims myself to you" grammatically is a bit iffy and I'm not sure it comes off as devotion when with that syntax. Game is the subject and can't claim myself. Maybe me, but not myself. You could say "My aim is to claim myself for you" (maybe).
  12. Is there something specific you were concerned about? You might get more of a response from a variety of people if you stated your specific concerns.
  13. I have NEVER written a duet, but it's become a recent curiosity of mine. The most recent duets that come to mind for me is the one with Cheryl Crow and Kid Rock and one by Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. I'm due for a study I suppose. I think it might be kind of a fun experiment. Aren't most of them love songs? What other topics besides love have been done as duets? And ...are there structure demands for duets? Please feel free to share the names of duet songs here.
  14. Do you have a melody for this? A genre in mind? I'm wondering if you've tried singing it. There's just one line that I kind of wonder how it will sound vocally. You've got some hard "g"s in the words "longer" and "stronger", but "wronger" while a great word picture, has an inaudible "g" sound. It's more of an "ng" sound, but I'm guessing when sung maybe even less audible than when spoken. I think since you have such a strong "g" sound in longer and stronger that folks might anticipate your next rhyming word to have the same and all the oomph will fall out of that line. You may be okay as is. Not sure yet. If you find you need a harder sound and can't find another hard "g" rhyme, try a hard "k" or "ch"( like in chair, not "sh"), or even "t". I almost think you might even get away with it easier if "wronger" was sandwiched somewhere between the words "longer" and " stronger". The only way to know for sure is to sing it in your melody. I almost would like to see you change it from "wronger and past due" to "wronger as past due" making it seem to be wronger as time goes on. Just a nit-pickity suggestion.
  15. I found this quite pleasant to listen to. Upon 1st listen, I couldn't say that the lyrics was what I most noticed, but more your vocals which are fabulous. (I think lyrics usually are something that people notice more with subsequent listens.). Your vocals really have a sort of delicate quality that I would take care to not drown them with too much extra. Cajoun was what came to my mind, maybe a washboard sort of deal, but sparse and subtle.