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So, in November of 2015, I had a massive heart attack, and was dead for 17 minutes. I should be a rutabaga, but I guess I am supposed to do something I haven't done yet, so not only am I still here, I am still having adventures. I forgot how to log into here for a long time, until just now.

In May of last year, I was in a terrible traffic accident. Long story short, it rendered me unable to play guitar for more than five minutes at a time, because my left fingers and wrist would just go numb, due to spinal stenosis. A month ago tomorrow, I had spinal reconstructive surgery in my neck, and it was wildly successful. I can play again for as long as I want, but they went in from the front, and the road to happiness seems to be long for my vocal cords. It is improving, but slowly, and it may be a while before I can sing for hours again.

But I am glad to be back here, hanging with songwriters again. May you all be as blessed as I am!

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Hey Tek reads like you been through the war alright, but you're on the mend and thats the main thing, i dont see any links to your songs so maybe post what you have love to have a listen and get back to you.

Take care and talk soon :cool:

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Wow! You have been doing it tough! Must be made of some stern stuff. It's great to see you back here again. Here's hoping things keep on improving.

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I am back again, and my singing voice seems to be better than ever. I ended up with a "REAL" guitar, and I am playing and singing every day again. I haven't been writing much of late, because I have been learning all sorts of progressions on the guitar. I hope I never get too old (currently age 69) to stop learning. I have, however, been writing down some pretty good hooks of late. :)

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Tekboy wrote:
So, in November of 2015, I had a massive heart attack, and was dead for 17 minutes. I should be a rutabaga, but I guess I am supposed to do something I haven't done yet, so not only am I still here, I am still having adventures. I forgot how to log into here for a long time, until just now.

In May of last year, I was in a terrible traffic accident. Long story short, it rendered me unable to play guitar for more than five minutes at a time, because my left fingers and wrist would just go numb, due to spinal stenosis. A month ago tomorrow, I had spinal reconstructive surgery in my neck, and it was wildly successful. I can play again for as long as I want, but they went in from the front, and the road to happiness seems to be long for my vocal cords. It is improving, but slowly, and it may be a while before I can sing for hours again.

But I am glad to be back here, hanging with songwriters again. May you all be as blessed as I am!


OMG!! You have been through hell and back more than once. It may be fodder for some songs.

I suspect that a lot of great songs have been born of pain.

I hope you heal 100 percent. Glad to know that a good soul like you is back in the world.

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That's great news! Glad to hear things have been improving for you! Now, turn those hooks into songs please! :)

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I'm an easy going guy
All my friends will bear witness
But I'm also pretty good
At minding my own business

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Is that one you are working on now?

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RainyDayMan wrote: Is that one you are working on now?Yes sir, it is.

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Nice start! :)

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RainyDayMan wrote: Nice start! :)Just one of the hooks I have going at the moment. I am getting ready to get back to it in about two weeks. That is how long it will take me to "clear my plate" and tune back into "songwriter mode" again. I can't explain it any better than that. I don't know how to not be a musician and a songwriter. :)


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