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Old 06-27-2018, 04:42 AM
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Yes. I'll get it fixed - It's just a tiny hassle.
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I didn’t mean to poop on the parade in my post above.

I just wanted anybody on the fringes to feel free to come along for the ride.

Sorry if I sounded schoolmarmish or Mr. VonDriesen-like (quick! Who knows that 90s reference?).

I was mentally handing out hors d’oeuvres to everyone on the site!
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Morning all.
Slowly recovering from arriving home at 05h45 in the morning. Over two hours to get out of Marseille.

Sao ; Marseille.
Bim ; I can't get no....

Have a great day weekenders.

BUMP

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I hope all the new people have managed to follow us to the new thread!

How was your weekend, Bernie, Lizajane, Willow, Bonnefond, and anybody else Iíve overlooked?

Sometimes I fear our fast pace of lighthearted banter on this thread can overshadow an individualís shy attempt to venture out of their shell.

We would not want anyone to feel ignored or trampled underfoot.

If perchance youíve visited this thread and felt put off, please forgive us and keep posting and updating.

If you share something on your mind, our merry band will listen sympathetically and loyally join forces with you in the good fight against alcohol!
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This is a very welcoming thread where people post whatever they like in any way that suits them. Struggling? Speak up? Enjoying life immensely? By all means, speak up!

I love this thread. It is my home base. All are welcome. Come as you are.
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A perfect summation!
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My home base too.... SUPER
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:56 AM
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Set list :

Street fighting man
It’s only rock and roll
Tumbling Dice
Just your fool
Get off my cloud
Fool to cry
You can’t always get what you want
Paint it black
***** tonk woman
You got the silver
Before they make me run
Sympathy for the devil
Miss you
Mignight Rambler
Start me up
Jumping Jack Flash
Brown sugar
Gimme Shelter
Satisfaction
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What a fantastic closing song, Vman!

“Satisfaction” and “Henry the Eighth” by Herman’s Hermits were the first songs that I ever “vibed” to! They both came out in the summer when I was four years old!

“Gimme Shelter” is my second favorite Stones song.

“***** Tonk Woman” is third.

“Brown Sugar” is fourth...

They’re all great!

That must have been a terrific concert!
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Funny those asterisks but I guess you know the title
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We not only know the title, we were singing it in our head when the asterisks appeared.

What a testament to the Stones that they are graciously playing songs from the seventies (sixties?) still - entirely for the fans. They've probably played JJFlash 10 thousand times in concert. Class act.
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Some Years ago, a Relative saw The Stones in Hong Kong after they rescheduled a Typhoon-caused delay. From the 6th Row, he swears that Charlie Watts sat down at his Drum Kit, and took out his False Teeth. He popped them back in for final bows after the Encore. Hey, I can see wanting to be comfortable, too, during a long Show!

This aging p/t Bassist and Sound Engineer always found this bit of R&R Legend linked below fascinating...

- Gimme Shelter Vocals - Merry Clayton -

The Documentary that Clip is from - 20 Feet from Stardom - is a fantastic Film on Backup Singers.

- 20 Feet from Stardom -
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I loved that film, Mesa. I also really liked, "The Wrecking Crew," a similar genre film about session musicians (mostly the old-school ones.)
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Originally Posted by Gilmer View Post
I hope all the new people have managed to follow us to the new thread!

How was your weekend, Bernie, Lizajane, Willow, Bonnefond, and anybody else Iíve overlooked?

Sometimes I fear our fast pace of lighthearted banter on this thread can overshadow an individualís shy attempt to venture out of their shell.

We would not want anyone to feel ignored or trampled underfoot.

If perchance youíve visited this thread and felt put off, please forgive us and keep posting and updating.

If you share something on your mind, our merry band will listen sympathetically and loyally join forces with you in the good fight against alcohol!
♥ Bumping this lovely post ♥
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I think you handled the screaming fan pretty well bim....I would have screamed back at it.....sheesh, the refrigerator nightmare of 2018

I had my last fridge for 30 years and it was still working when I left it in Melbourne...ha.

And this fridge....lordy....the icemaker has a personality all of its own. It loves to dump ice in the tray and scare me when I am standing next to it first thing in the morning.
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Hi Weekenders! Good few days at rehab, I even stood up in front of the group and talked them through one of my ABCís so was dead chuffed with myself for doing it. 2 weeks ago I was kicking off and wanting to go home at the thought of standing up in front of everyone so definate progress there! Been having to do my timeline over this time too noting all the significant events in my life and have to share/talk it through with the counsellor on Friday, that is making me feel sick as I know if I am not honest they canít help me but some things that have happened in my life I just donít want to acknowledge or share. However I am going to do it no matter how uncomfortable and frightening it is (although changing my mind every hour lol)

Hope you are all doing well, be good and stay strong people!! xx
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So so glad you are getting so much out of this. ♥♥♥
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MantaLady, maybe you could feel more control over your emotions in the timeline exercise by explaining each event in structured sentences.

For example, “I drank because I felt _______(list emotion) because I _________-ed or had ________ happen.”

When I can quantify things like that, it takes away my fear of expressing them.

With me too often horror, shame, and mortification jumble around in my head, and they paralyze me.

It’s just like when secret shame festers and torments us till we confess to another person—then we feel great relief, as if a giant bubble has burst.

It’s the same with putting our feelings and motivations into categories. It takes us out of the grip of terror and neutralizes it substantially—and it enables us to step out of our emotional paralysis.
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"Auf geht's Deutschland"! Watching world cup as I take a break from my house cleaning day. Everyone sounds good in here. HUMP day. So which weekend is it anyway??????
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It’s not the weekend yet—last week just spilled over into Part 2!
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Thanks Gilmer! The timeline is more about saying when I was x age this situation happened to me and made me feel x way so we are not necessarily encouraged to write about what we did when drinking but what happened to us before it became a problem. So something I am ok sharing here is that I have to write about how I felt when my Dad tried to commit suicide when I was 11, these are painful memories and ones I am very reluctant to revisit as I am scared of the pain it will bring up. I have blocked it out for so long and never really took time to acknowledge those feelings. I don’t know if that is one of the reasons I drink now I just know it happened.
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