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    More of you probably recognize this song..

    I'm leaving the last verse unfinished as sort of a metaphor for my current situation. Ugh, if you're going to turn Elm invest in a sandpaper company, preferably one that makes coarse grits and lots of them (and maybe a power sander, and a reversing lathe.. the reverse is what keeps me sane here; no real idea if its actually faster but hey variety is the spice of sanding).

    Hello tearout, my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Lesser grits left me weeping
    Left the marks I'm not keeping
    And the tearout that was planted in my pain
    Still remains
    With the sounds of sanding

    With restless scrapers I walked alone
    Man this stuffs like cobblestone
    'Neath the halo of a work light
    I reverse my lathe and bump the lamp
    When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a sad sight
    That split the night
    And touched the sound of sanding

    And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand flaws, maybe more
    Chisels cutting without skipping
    Chisels leaving finish glistening
    Chisels leaving marks that scrapers never bared
    And no one dared
    Disturb the sound of sanding

    "Fools", said I, "You do not know
    Sanding like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you"
    But my words, like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed
    In the wells of sanding
    Last edited by Ryan Mooney; 11-12-2013 at 06:06 AM. Reason: sanding

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    They call this an instrumental, but we'll call it a backing track for you to lay your vocals against nice job on the lyrics looking forward to hearing your emotions on this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMN1LUNqf9o
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    Ken, thanks, what a wonderful what to start my day. First sip of coffee and that beautiful music and video.

    Ryan, you have a great talent for verse. I envy you.
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    One of my favorites, but I like your rewrite, Ryan.

    I think the video was tooooo nice. It should have had flashing neon light, subway walls, and tenement halls.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    I really enjoy good photography!
    And the music helped.

    However, I don't think anything helps sanding.
    On the other hand, Glenn actually enjoys sanding. I don't remember how he expressed it, however it was something like---this is when the shape comes all together. Glenn, you can clear this up.

    Thanks for the pics and the music.

    Enjoy,
    JimB
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    Sanding is the reason I got into smoothing planes and scrapers.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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