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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 12:26 pm    
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Well I’m sitting here behind the steel guitar.
I stop, fold my arms and say to myself “Why bother”!
At my age the odds are I will die within the next 6 months with Covid-19
No miracle cure or vaccine to save me if I came down with the virus.
The consciences is nothing will be approved before around the middle of 2021.
Given that many months doing as I’m doing, which is the best I can do to stay safe, the odds are close to 100% that I will come down with the virus and close to 100% I won’t survive it.
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 1:01 pm    
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Sheesh. Cheer up. Odds are 100% that we don't really know what the odds of anything are.
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David Ball


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North Carolina High Country
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 1:34 pm    
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Seems to me that staying behind the steel guitar in a safe place is probably the ticket to a long life under today's circumstances. In my case, as long as I'm behind a steel, there's a pretty good chance that everyone else will social distance....

Dave
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Michael Voorhis

 

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Frederick, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 1:47 pm    
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Even for the elderly (over 80) the survival rate from covid is about 90%. Don't let the fear-porn on the news get you down brother. Most of it may be true but it's not honest if that makes sense

A whole lot of it is made up though. I think a lot of people are starting to realize that
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Greg Lambert

 

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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 1:55 pm    
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you need to write a song about that. Very Happy
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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 1:56 pm    
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Let's see if I check positive and not showing symptoms they are going to let me check myself right into the hospital and when I ask they are going the give me all those latest preventive care meds we all hear about.
I won't hold my breath.
I won't need to, it won't be long before I won't be able to breath!
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 2:38 pm    
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I might die of Covid, but looking on the bright side, I might die of something else
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Donny Hinson

 

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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 3:57 pm    
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Bo, for whatever it's worth, my family doctor (who has mostly all older patients) recently told me he's had 18 patients that have contracted the virus, and all of them survived it. I recommend you always talk over any regimen with your doctor before you begin it. I'm not a doctor, I can't advise anyone what to do (or someone here would probably climb all over my ass). However, I can tell you what I'm doing:

1. Avoid outside contact as much as possible
2. Wear a mask when in any public place
3. Maintain the 6-foot rule as much as possible/practical
4. Make sure I get 5,000 units of vitamin D3 per day
5. Make sure I get 40mg of zinc per day
6. Keep a positive attitude, eat well, and stay physically active

Hopefully, this will all be behind us by spring/summer of 2021. Good luck to all! Mr. Green
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Larry Carlson


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Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 4:33 pm    
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There is a direct correlation between the fear of covid and the amount of tv/news a person watches.
We don't have a tv. I feel fine. Hmmm.
Taking the pooch on long walks doesn't hurt either.
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Kevin Fix

 

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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 4:54 pm    
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I have not done anything different that what I have been doing for the last 10 years. I take 2000 mg of vitamin C, 10,000 mg of vitamin D3, 500 mg of elderberry vitamins and drink a big glass of apple cider everyday. I also eat my share of apples and bananas. Most important is to exercise. I walk 2 miles a day, outdoors. I do ware the face masks in public places like stores and etc. I keep a spray bottle in my car with rubbing alcohol in it. When I get back in my car I spray and wash my hands with it. Like anything else, this virus will pass like gas!!! No worries......
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 5:19 pm    
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Cool
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Ed Javner

 

From:
Mt. View Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 12 Oct 2020 7:40 pm    
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Oh yes! Thank you for that Bo.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 7:12 am    
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Whether I go or whether I stay, I'm a winner either way. Very Happy
Erv
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Brooks Montgomery


From:
Idaho, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 7:35 am    
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so is this an example of Just or equal temperament?
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 7:37 am    
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Brooks,
Are you addressing me?
Erv
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 8:08 am    
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addressing the entire thread Laughing
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 8:21 am    
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Being informed isn’t about living in fear on one hand (oh no...we’re all gonna die!), or being smugly overconfident on the other (whoopee we’re all gonna die!). It’s about knowing how to improve a crappy situation (we don’t have to die from this!).

Getting sick to the point of being hospitalized puts added stress on the health care system, so just because you don’t die doesn’t change that. And we now know of proven ways to avoid getting sick (see Donny Hinson’s comment).

I would call it “Even” Temperament. And having more information about how to play increases your chances of becoming a good player.
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 8:50 am    
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"I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy". ~ Marie Curie
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Tucker Jackson

 

From:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 9:23 am    
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On the upside, I've never woodshedded and improved so much in my entire life.

Never had the time away from gigging to dig this deep until now...
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 10:54 am    
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Brooks Montgomery wrote:
so is this an example of Just or equal temperament?

I like to think that my temperament is both...
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 3:32 pm    
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maybe this is an example of someone having a temperament tantrum?
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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 13 Oct 2020 7:51 pm    
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My wife died from a mosquito bite so maybe I would tend to think more on the fatal side of any virus.
From what I've studied the mask is not that effective in saving you from the virus.
I have obligations, so I can't just hole up like I'm in a senior home. Doesn't look promising that I can dodge the bullet with no miracle cure in the very near future.
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Pete Burak

 

From:
Portland, OR USA
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2020 8:52 am    
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Here's one of my fave Hee-Haw Gloom, Despair, skits!
The Steel pads sound JT to me.
From the Ugly Growth Dept Smile
https://youtu.be/r9-xEbxzdBc
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Thomas Stone


From:
San Francisco
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2020 11:43 am    
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Sing a few choruses of this, maybe that will cheer you up: Whoa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q-QH1XiCQw
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2020 12:16 pm    
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Smile, things could be worse.
I smiled and sure enough, things got worse! Whoa!
Erv
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