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Postby TheMudge » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:33 am

Today? :D
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Postby Mlou » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:48 am

How does Goofy feel?
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby TheMudge » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:19 am

fuzzy
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Postby xcheck24 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:02 pm

Mlou wrote:How does Goofy feel?


that's how that sexual harassment suit happened
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Postby TheMudge » Fri May 25, 2007 8:08 am

Let's go to Austin and get a burrito
At Chango's or Freebird's, with nachos and beer;
Pack up the truck, try our luck out in Reno--
I'd rather be anywhere other than here.

Let's take a roadtrip to Bozeman, Montana
I have a friend who moved out there this year;
Or maybe just hit all the bars in Atlanta--
I'd rather be anywhere other than here.

Here, in this room in South Bend, Indiana
Dreaming of cigarettes, living on wine;
Here, where I sit mixing vodka with mem'ries
And dream of the hours when I called you mine.


We could go camping up high in the Rockies
My sister's boyfriend would lend us his gear;
Maybe go cow-tipping north of Milwaukee--
I'd rather be anywhere other than here.

Miami's still got that outstanding subpoena--
We could go there but the coast isn't clear;
So let's smell the roses in warm Pasadena--
I'd rather be anywhere other than here.

Here, in this room in South Bend, Indiana
Dreaming of cigarettes, living on wine;
Here, where I sit mixing vodka with mem'ries
And dream of the hours when I called you mine.
"Throughout history, Truth and Love have always won." - M. Ghandi


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Postby JT » Fri May 25, 2007 10:35 am

Mudge, very nice. I like the mystery of whether the narrator is talking to himself, his companion, or his ex in absentia. Just one question: what is cow-tipping?
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Postby Mlou » Fri May 25, 2007 10:56 am

Wear your stetson when you sing that one, Mudge. :-D
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Postby TheMudge » Fri May 25, 2007 11:08 am

I think he's just talking to empty bottles at this point, JT . . .
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri May 25, 2007 2:10 pm

strangely, i am now craving a burrito
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Postby TheMudge » Fri May 25, 2007 2:31 pm

That's the line that started the song. It really wasn't that depressing in the beginning..
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri May 25, 2007 4:07 pm

what? craving a burrito?

damn you mudge. i really want a burrito. lol
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Postby Mlou » Fri May 25, 2007 5:27 pm

Well I don't. What I really want is a toasted lobster salad sandwich, preferably on a sesame seed long roll! :D
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Postby TheMudge » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:23 pm

It's a losing proposition; It's a game you gotta play
You just can't help but wonder about the "one that got away".
Was she really more than perfect? Or just perfect for the time?
You let your heart meander through the cold scene of the crime . . .
But you won't find the fingerprints: you both were wearing gloves;
And it wasn't really great, you were just stupidly in love.

It should've been so easy: she was beautiful and pure.
And she made you feel eternal--or at least less insecure.
Your friends, they kept on saying neither one of you could change--
Until trading "faith" for "caution" seemed a logical exchange.
But 20 years have come and gone, and now you're not so tough;
And you wonder was it great? Or were we stupidly in love?

It's not wrong;
It's just not what you expected
Not what you were counting on
Not what you had planned;

All along
You keep asking loaded questions
Wrestling with the answers
You have yet to understand . . .

Was it youthful indescretion? Was it possibly a sin?
And is there any chance you'll ever feel that way again?
Were you living in the moment? Was that far as you could see?
Was she really what you wanted? Or what you wanted her to be?
The answer to the mystery might be "all of the above" . . .
It's neither right nor wrong, you were just stupidly in love.
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Postby pengwenn » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:04 pm

If I ever meet you Mudge I would like a personal performance of all your songs.
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:40 am

Note to self . . . practice guitar . . .
"Throughout history, Truth and Love have always won." - M. Ghandi


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Postby pengwenn » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:08 am

For a second there I thought you were saying "note to self . . . avoid pengwenn . . . " Make those fingers bleed baby! :rock:
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Postby Mlou » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:07 pm

There's no reason that all this performance couldn't be done on Charle's electronic gadget thingummiebob, is there??? What DO you call it, that he does the interviews, etc. on? My mind is developing vast black holes into which info like that disappears. :(
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Postby charlesp » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:18 pm

Podcast... and yeah... I've actually suggested to Mudge that he should record a song or two for the podcast... I dont' think he was a fan of this idea.

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Postby TheMudge » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:34 pm

Obviously, none of y'all have any idea what you're asking . . .
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Postby charlesp » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:39 pm

All they want is a man and a guitar, acoustic set of a few of your songs man... you can do it! :D

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Postby Mlou » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:42 pm

Yeah, but first somebody has to teach me how to save it to my computer! :twisted:
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Postby mslover » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:00 pm

hmmm... i'd get down on my knees and.....ummm....beg - yeah that's it - beg, if that would convince you... :D

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Postby TheMudge » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:04 pm

A Writer at the Window

Callousness not of the hands but of the spirit
A buffer bred of too many too-much-the-same excuses
Nurtured by long nights and longer afternoons

Certain that a truly sane man can never go mad
Haunted by the fear that he can

“And they wear their shoes like arrogance.”

Wisdom not of the world but of the self
A casual condescending realization of the sameness and the differences
Forced by self-defense masked by determined acceptance

Terrified by the prospect of playing god
Equally aware of the consequences of not

“Until raw fish has become a sacred handshake.”

And yes power though not of the kind sought after by men
Perseverance honed from a talent to a science to an art
Desires compounded a hundredfold and becoming the force of will

Ashamed of dying to become a legend
Afraid of living to fulfill a dream

Passion is lonely business.
"Throughout history, Truth and Love have always won." - M. Ghandi


"Truth and Love often get the crap kicked out of them along the way." -D. Mudge



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Postby Mlou » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:25 pm

Wow, mudge, I'll have to go away and think about this one for a while. And come back and read it again. It's a deep one for this old brain. Are the quotes from anyone special that I should know?
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:31 pm

TheMudge wrote:Ashamed of dying to become a legend
Afraid of living to fulfill a dream



I think I just found my signature lines.
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