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#197315 - 03/06/13 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Benita
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3229
Loc: Helsinki, Finland

Hi,friends !

My intention was not to swamp this site with
my music, but considering the tunes I have
posted I could not leave you without the
tribute I wrote to my dear wife and which
it was almost overwhelmingly difficult to
sing for a very, very long time as the words
got stuck in my throat ! I am glad I finally
managed to get it out of me !:)


#197316 - 03/06/13 08:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: dani48]
MarioD Offline

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10686
Loc: Hamlin NY
What an absolutely fantastic tribute to your wife!

I could feel the love you have for her and your pain in losing her in this song.

My eyes were watering.

Ps – with your musical ability feel free to swamp this site anytime you want too.
Yesterday I walked into a room and remembered why I was there! It was the bathroom!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

#197317 - 03/06/13 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: MarioD]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3229
Loc: Helsinki, Finland

Dear Mario !

You are all too kind and
in fact your warm words got
my eyes wet too !


#197318 - 03/06/13 10:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: dani48]
Robh Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4166
Loc: California
Thanks for sharing your feeling on this one hopefully music can be a healing medicine
Toshiba dual core Win 7 8 gig ram, BiaB, Realband, Studio one Professional, Melodyne, Gibson S-1, Carvin 980 Cobalt acoustic, Ovation legend 12 string, jazz bass clone, Fender Mustang III amp, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL interface, TC Helicon voiceworks.

#197319 - 03/07/13 01:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: Robh]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4038
So pretty and sad. Like Mario, it made my eyes mist hearing the love in your voice. I hope the music helps you through your grief.
My videos
My songs

#197320 - 03/07/13 04:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: Sundance]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3229
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi Rob and Josie !:)

Thank you both for giving this
tribute a listen, I really do appreciate
your kind comments very much !
I can tell you that without my dear kids
(I have three children: Dennis, Danita and Daniela),
my music, and the guys on the Shadows Music Club (Perth Site)
I would surely have perished already. I should not forget
all my other good friends all around the world.
Together all these factors have helped me thru the darkest period
of my life! I won´t get rid of my grief ever, but I
have learned to live with it one day at the time and with the
help of my kin and friends I have managed to cope with it
and hopefully will do so henceforth til my earthly end.
I am not afraid of dying any more now that I know that her spirit soars around
me somewhere ready to welcome me when my time will come !


#197321 - 03/07/13 04:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: dani48]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12722
Loc: Australia
Dear Dani,

This is such a wonderful song and such a beautiful way to paint memories of your wife.

I recently used a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson in a song I wrote. The quote went, "It's not the length of life that matters but the depth". From listening to you sing this inspirational tribute to Benita, it's easy to tell that the rivers of life ran very deep for the two of you. It sounds to me like you have been blessed.

May all that is good come your way,

#197322 - 03/07/13 05:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: Noel96]
sixchannel Offline

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1538
Hello Dani
That is a lovely smooth tribute to your late wife. Beautifully sensitive.
Nice backing in BIAB - I guess an older midi based version.
best regards
Old Guys Rule.The older I get,the better I was!

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#197323 - 03/07/13 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: sixchannel]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2861
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Dani,
I'd like to quote Noel:
"This is such a wonderful song and such a beautiful way to paint memories of your wife."
A very touching song.


#197324 - 03/07/13 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: boehm]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6463
Loc: South Louisiana
So warm and heartfelt, absolutely beautiful.

Now we are even, as you tugged right back at my heart strings with this one Dani.

A beautiful tribute indeed.

Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

#197325 - 03/07/13 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Benita [Re: Danny C.]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3229
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Noel, Ian, Guenter and Danny !:)

I am taken by your warm thoughts and words.
You are all too kind to me but I do appreciate
your input very much !



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