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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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250 posted 07-29-2004 01:41 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You mean his old records were worth something
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251 posted 07-29-2004 02:10 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

I can't tell you how cool these last few stories have been, keep em coming, I'm a music fanatic. And YES some of those vinyls are quite the collector's items! I miss my vinyls...sigh
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252 posted 07-29-2004 05:04 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Have to agree with Raph, these stories are great!

Karen~I will not forget "People's Parties" and I promise to think of you everytime I hear it!!!  (and thank you for sharing your brother..I understand how hard that must have been)

Sharon~Good lord, now I want to hear all of your stories!!  (Tina Turner was the "Hot Legs" in the Rod Stewart video for the song..love her)
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253 posted 07-29-2004 06:37 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The lines that are quoted...sheesh....
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254 posted 07-29-2004 08:56 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

what do people expect on here..and why do they expect more and not accept what you have to offer...

I come on here for the comfort of reading words...sometimes they are too sad for me to respond to, just as I don't expect some to understand or be able to respond to those of mine in the recent past.

I don't come for the responses although they are a bonus and can add to my day. But I don't sulk or think everyone is against me or dislikes me if there are few responses or aren't the ones I would like to see even from those closest to me.

And emails? well some of you send jokes and funnies to perk us up...I don't always respond in kind or even thank you, but I do enjoy them.

Sometimes I email a response if I think my response may be too personal from my experiences...and would rather not post it. Sometimes I receive them like that also.

I enjoy the internet...and believe in the friendships made, but also think people must realize that life goes on outside of it and  that to some it isn't the number one priority in life..( did I say that??? even though it has saved me from myself many times.

Anyway, I am feeling low today, because I must not understand the definition of friendship, thinking that there should be more to it than just timeliness and words...  

M
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"thinking that there should be more to it than just timeliness and words..."

Maureen, I know how you feel.  I rarely send around the e-mails that I receive because most everyone I would send them to are already on the sender's mailing list...

And after five years with this wonderful site, I think those that know me really well, know I'm still a fairly shy gal...but if you need me, I am here for you, and you, and you, peeking out from the corner over there.  [You all know who you are.]  My problem is when I think I need others, I don't always reach out, and leave things to brew inside myself...

But a sharing place, such as serenity's garden, constantly finds me in search of those who are just sharing whatever is crossing their mind at the moment - and it is sometimes a good dumping ground for immediate frustration [yes, I know we have the Alley...but sometimes your closer knit friends don't even question the AARRGGHH...they just offer tea and shoulders [now Maureen, there's a line for your next poem...Tea and Shoulders]

So I'm the first one to admit I'm not always timely...and I certainly don't always have the right words [some would argue...] but honey, that line struck me so hard, because I do know, this time, exactly how you feel...



Oh, and Marueen?  I sure hope you kept the start of that last duet - I changed computers last night....
and all e-mails are kaput.
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256 posted 07-29-2004 10:31 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I like that. Tea and Shoulders...maybe a good one when I am in the writing mood... thank you and yes, you have email...

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257 posted 07-29-2004 12:46 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Raph, and Susan - Karen is driving me nuts to unload in here some memories, so I may tell the odd one, and especially about Woodstock as it was awesome!  I left my son (who was under 2), and took off to be a "girl" again and go with my two cousins to New York, well the rest became history to the world and in our family.

Maureen - I must have missed something as I am not quite sure what your posting related to, but I can answer the "what do people expect on here" part a bit.  No much, just a friend to listen, respond, or understand I suppose.  I have a life beyond this computer as well that sometimes is way to hectic, but I continue to make time for the friends I have met on the computer, and specifically through Ron's generosity.  Some of these people will be in my life long after those I see daily are gone I am sure as the intensity of these friendships are stronger.  As Karen once put it, "She has seen us nekked!" through our poetry.  There is nothing like poetry to really discover whom a person really is if you read between the lines.

I hope I am not off track here?  If anyone comes onto a site like this looking for that external gratification in the way of responses, then I think they are here for the wrong reasons.  First, poetry should be written for yourself, and second, it is what you think of that piece just written at the end of the day that counts.  Those lovely responses, unless they are in critical analyses, are just niceties from people that fancy you as well as your work.  They are a means of connecting to someone.  Some poets don't even respond to them because they don't wish to start something they can't finish.  

How do I know this?   I have written some really terrible stuff, and can't do poetic structure if I tried (not enough time,) but still they comment more than I deserve.  I have taken a break from writing anything for now on here, but do it on my computer.

As for you, again I hope I am on track here as well.  You have been through such an extremely demanding, emotional, and exhausting experience that places so many demands on a person's mind, body and soul.  A lot of us walked part of that journey with you and had hoped you could feel that support, because it was sure there.  If you feel somehow "slighted" I think you have to be more concise as to why and how.  This circle of friends in here could not be stronger if we were neighbours and all one has to do is ask for support, and I bet you could not shut that door from people streaming through it to be there.

If you are currently feeling "something" that is unpleasant or even pleasant, and wish to share it - there are people in here that sometimes just sit back in their chair and read, and go, "Ahhhh," and then there are others like me that step up to the plate with that "shy Sunshine " and speak up.  Nonetheless, we all care about each other the same, and the only way to make a bond like we have strong and keep it strong is to be active in it.  Like my Mom used to say, "What is it?  I can't read your darn mind?" but then now, that is another story that can't be printed from a chapter of my life.

Now I am probaby making a real ass out of myself and don't even understand the concept of the words before me - if so, I apologize, as my intentions were noble.
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258 posted 07-29-2004 01:55 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

smiling at you Sharon...no, no one on here has slighted me...in fact it has been the reverse and I am grateful for all the friendships I have made on here...

I was just a bit disappointed today having been told I wasn't the kind of friend I guess I was supposed to be or thought I was...and the "timeliness or words" I mentioned...meant that I think of friends as being unconditional and understanding and that online time and  emails  and responses cannot always be delivered upon the one expecting it when they want it..but sometimes life in real can cause a delay...
and  one should not be admonished because of it.

anyway....I just was wondering what others expect online to be...that it can't and doesn't totally replace a life on the outside but should and could add to it.

I hope that is clearer, for I don't wish for anyone to think I don't appreciate each of you on here... you have helped me survive  all the negative stuff in my life and  you deserve much  more than just my thanks.

M
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259 posted 07-29-2004 02:18 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

M~

I expected nothing and received so much.  Valuable friendships, understanding ears, stories that I could live vicariously through, a place to vent, a place to get away from "real" for a bit. The list goes on and on.......I "speak" in only two places online...here and via email.    

As for real life, well it comes first of course.  When I am online you can bet I am either at home alone or at work (shhhhh!) Otherwise I am with the ones I love, not online.

(this message was edited so Duncan would stay off my behind)



"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~
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260 posted 07-29-2004 03:34 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

"this message was edited so Duncan would stay off my behind"

.....aaah forget it.
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261 posted 07-29-2004 03:39 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Still awaiting that woodstock story...
Wow, you saw Jimi...wow.

btw wish Karen would share some more of hers, though I'm still reeling from her Jimmy Page/spit/booger story. It was bad enough when i noticed the squeaky bassdrum pedal in Since I've Been Loving You, without having to picture Jimmy with something a'hangin'.
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262 posted 07-29-2004 04:00 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I expected nothing and received so much.  Valuable friendships, understanding ears, stories that I could live vicariously through, a place to vent, a place to get away from "real" for a bit. The list goes on and on.......I "speak" in only two places online...here and via email

Thank you Susan for saying it better than I have...

M

and yes, Sharon I would also love to hear about Woodstock, my brothers were there but I was too "naive" to attempt it.

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263 posted 07-29-2004 04:11 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

LOL...go ahead Raph.  Ya got me curious.  

And Myrtle...I thought you liked me on your behind???  Isn't that why you got the tatoo??  You know, the one on your cheek with a puppy inside a heart???  

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264 posted 07-29-2004 04:15 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Maureen I finally got it!  I understand that part as well when people feel we should live up to their expectations of us and answer them back when they feel we should and not when we can.  I let it be their stuff and hope they might be glad to hear from me when they do at least.

I have to head out but I will be back after life   to tell my Woodstock adventure.  The highlight to me was on day 2, when The Who, Sly and the Family Stone, CCR, Janice, and Santana were playing.  Now that I am older I wished I had paid more attention when Hendrix was playing as back then it was just loud noise to me.  I just saw Santana not all that long ago in Vancouver with my son, talk about bridging a musical gap.
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265 posted 07-29-2004 04:55 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

SANTANA!!!!

I forget the year, but it was a rainy Jazz & Heritage Festival here in New Orleans.

The festivities are held at a local horse racing track so when it rains? nod and wince, you guessed it. Eau de Manure...

I think they were to open on the famous Ray Ban stage--which is spread out more than others and reserved for the bigger names that draw the largest crowds.

The sky was dark and threatening as the stoics gathered, getting wet and smelly waiting for Santana to perform. Then I promise you, a strange thing happened as Carlos walked out on stage. It was so unusual that the grateful roaring crowd become hushed and I was standing there in awe as the dark clouds opened and a ray of light shown down on the stage as seagulls played overhead--above the stage area only, mind you.

Wow.

Just wow.

It was a holy moment.

Almost as good as watching Jimmy Page drool.

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266 posted 07-29-2004 05:03 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

ah serene one...moments like that do happen...and I saw it unfold in your words...and I was there with you...me?  I was brought up fairly country/western/mixed with all of the classics, touched by lots of songs from the plays of the 30's, 40's and 50's...and I tried so hard to rock and roll, but I'm more a ballad kinda girl...LOL....

but I do so enjoy everyone's stories.

Tell on!
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267 posted 07-29-2004 05:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Yanno who else has great music stories???

TOERAG!

I wish somebody would convince him to pop in here and tell a few...

hint hint hint
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268 posted 07-29-2004 08:43 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Do not let Duncan's stories get out of control...

He is on my behind because he is always letting me know when I have a spelling/grammar error....

*sigh*

Some people....

and for the record?  I have two tatoo's and they are on my back!
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269 posted 07-29-2004 09:37 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Off to get that Toerag right now!  Man, he has awesome collector car stories too.  Did you realize that he plays a guitar?  Won't spoil it but will get him to tell his own stories.

By the way Karen, Ravi Shankar was at Woodstock as well, and so strange that over 35 years later I love his daughter every bit as much as I did him, and when I found out Nora Jones was his daughter somehow it did not surprise me. He made his sitar speak as she does her piano.  It was a time in my life when making a "V" with your fingers said a lot about who you were, and what you were about, It was a time for spiritual awakening, a time for rebellion of just about anything you could rebel against.  My biggest memory was how far we walked to get there, and we had to leave a lot of food behind in the car, as it was at least 10-15 miles to walk there.  There has been mention that it was all peace and love during Woodstock, not so, there was a lot of violence as well, and even on the way there, many people had been car-jacked (their cars taken.)  The tickets cost us $18.00 for the weekend (imagine!) and we didn't even get close on the Friday to getting there, when the rain was coming down in buckets, and we crashed in some farmer's field with a lot of people walking that late.  I will say this, once inside if you needed something people shared.

Oh shoot I lost my trend of thought - what I was going to tell you was this - Todd, my son was amazed at the Santana concert how many women my age and older were up on their feet all night dancing to his music.  I couldn't sit still when he played if my life depended on it, and Rod Stewart is another one gets me on my feet.

Kari?  Give us a country song story?
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I have a Hall and Oates nightmare concert story...but right now I don't have the energy to tell it.  Someone remind me later...ok?  Enjoying you all...

and then there is the record collection story...groan!  
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Unfortunately all my rock stories include modern bands, although I once stood in line next to Geddy Lee of Rush who was havng a rivetting conversation with (literary genius)Mordecai Richler's son Daniel. Um..I know not the greatest story but it was interesting. Better stories include a bet to rub Billy Corgan's head, saving three girl's from the mosh pit at a Radiohead show(of all concerts), escaping moshpits, and taking out a good 4 rows of people in a fight at Korn concert. But I wanna hear about the legends, more! more!
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272 posted 07-30-2004 05:32 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Alice Cooper, The Warehouse, New Orleans

and sigh, look up the year, 'cause I'm burnt out.

First I should describe "The Warehouse".

OH.

I just did.

It was a warehouse, converted by virtue of a stage with a small storeroom that doubled as "backstage" and bathrooms that mother never told you about because she never dreamed such nasties.

This was the heyday of Alice, complete with bloodied baby dolls strewn from the stage and the infamous guillotine act as finale. Scott, my baby-faced sweet & gentle friend was there and that night, he was quite um, in his prime, and feeling quite the monkey boy. So he climbed a support post with agility, to perch his skinny butt in that "Y" of support over the crowd.

He had found the perfect seat--above it all.

Now I don't know if any of you recall the theater of Alice, and how remarkably well orchestrated the show actually was, but my toes ached from standing on tips, trying to catch every nuance of his stage performance.

It was damned exciting too.

I knew the act from reputation, so I followed each song with anticipation, understanding the build up of excitement, appreciating a pro playing the crowd.

Then I saw it--something dark and dangling over Alice's head. It looked like giant black scissors dangling over his head through the blind of yellow lights. I thought I saw some bad perspective--awkward angles, when I realized--those scissors were legs!

Somebody had crawled over the rafters of the Warehouse and was attempting to drop onto Alice from above.

Then it dawned on me.

Scott...

I looked up slow the length of the post I had been leaning on and yes, he was gone.

OMG...

I quickly assessed the moment and looked up at the rafters over the stage to see Scott drop from the rafters onto the stage as bodyguards (the um, bigg'ns) grabbed him, punched him in the face and threw him out into the outstretched arms of the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd begging for blood.

I saw him bounce a few times before he disappeared from view and the crowd grew rabid up front as more staff appeared on stage with hoses, "cooling down" the kids who begged for the promised blood of the Cooper.

Scott appeared much later, wobbly, bruised, and damp, after I had retreated from the frenzy of middle center to the back. He had a fractured, bloody nose but he was gleeful:

"Didja see me? I was on stage with Alice man!"

*shaking my head*

The boy was in a state of ecstacy, and I don't think any other moment ever compared to the rush of it after that.

Except maybe his actual death. Later, he was found dead, butt nekked in the woods of Mississippi, overdosed on angeldust.

Some things, I have decided, I will never know. There are some things I'd rather not.

*  *  *

When we tell the war stories now, and Scott's name is mentioned in legend, I just think to myself,

"It's okay, he's with the band..."

Cheers, baby! I sigh.

Sorry it ended so soon.

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Hi ya'll
I'm thoroughly enjoying these music stories. I love allll kinds of music. I'll be back later to read more about Woodstock, Sharon. And, poor little old moo cow.

Karen, I'm glad that you're coming along good. I love all your stories.

Maureen,   You have been in my thoughts a lot. I just haven't known what to say.

Nancy and Chris, I love your comedy. Hey, Nancy, I know a joke about hanging baskets. HeeHee!!

Susan, Gary's Dad has just gotten into EBay. And Sharon, I think he's slowly getting addicted.

Karilea, I loved those poems, and I love the way you tell about your stories.

Raph, Duncan, Capt. Ron....... Hello, you brave men!!! Hey, Capt, I sure would have loved to have read what you edited out. LOL Karen, you got it saved?? LOL

Martie, I'll be looking for your music stories.

Hi Janet Marie, Jo and GG..Hope ya'll are doing good, too.

I think that's everybody I saw since I've been here last. If not, I love ya'll even if I didn't mention it.

See ya'll later. Love you all bunches!!
Hugs,
Ethel
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274 posted 07-30-2004 05:48 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and I have missed you too ethel.



Now that's a good time to sleep, I think.

After the hugs.

Love ya lady!
 
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