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#431668 - 09/29/17 11:51 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Matcham]
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Originally Posted By: Matcham
I'm very sad to hear that Di's health is declining. You two are so supportive of users here and hey you both have a great sense of humour too. Di's singing is effortless and superb. You both have easy voices to listen to.


Hi! You are most kind with your comments. We truly appreciate those very nice and encouragung words. God bless,

Alan
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#431669 - 09/29/17 11:53 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
So sad to hear that Di is continuing to do poorly.

But watching the videos put a huge grin on my face. Thanks for posting them!

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HI David,

Glad you enjoyed them. We do have a lot of fun with our music. As I mentioned, her health precludes her from doing much singing these days. Thanks for the kind words!

Alan
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#431670 - 09/29/17 11:58 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Alan, this is awesome, Di is dynamite!

love her sense of humor,

what a fantastic voice, and you harmonize very well too,

Hope that she gets to feeling' better

Kenny


Hey Kenny,

We both smiled big-time when we read your comments. And yes, Di is fantastic (pardon the biased opinion). Thanks for the well wishes for her.

You mentioned the harmony., Here's a link too what we think is our best harmony. I'm not a good harminy singer (lead singing, as much!). But this one just fell into place. Thanks again.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/ae5f6669a

Alan & Di
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#431671 - 09/29/17 11:59 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
You guys give off such a glow in these! You are both so talented, thanks for sharing this with us!

Sorry to hear Di hasn't been doing the best - my thoughts are with you both smile


Hi Deryk,

Thanks for the props and the well-wishes for Di. best to all of you up in BC.

Alan & Di
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#431746 - 09/30/17 04:50 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
You guys give off such a glow in these! You are both so talented, thanks for sharing this with us!

Sorry to hear Di hasn't been doing the best - my thoughts are with you both smile


Deryk states my sentiments quite well. You and Di were at the top of my list of User Forum artists I watched for posts from the very beginning of my time here on the forum. I watched posts on the forum for 8-9 months before jumping in to comment and really enjoyed how finished your songs were and the professional quality of the writes and production.

Wishing the best for you and Di. Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories with us.

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#431750 - 09/30/17 05:39 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan. What wonderful memories right there. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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#433514 - 10/15/17 12:51 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
You guys give off such a glow in these! You are both so talented, thanks for sharing this with us!

Sorry to hear Di hasn't been doing the best - my thoughts are with you both smile


Deryk states my sentiments quite well. You and Di were at the top of my list of User Forum artists I watched for posts from the very beginning of my time here on the forum. I watched posts on the forum for 8-9 months before jumping in to comment and really enjoyed how finished your songs were and the professional quality of the writes and production.

Wishing the best for you and Di. Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories with us.

Charlie


Hi Charlie,

Aw ... thanks so much. You put a smile on a couple of old faces! (Mine needs all the help oy can get!). You have no idea how much we appreciate those wonderful comments. Right now, Di needs all the encouragement she can get and this was a big boost for her. And we always enjoy hearing your posts, too. There's a lot of talent on these boards and you're always among our favorite listens.

Again, many thanks! Glad you enjoyed the videos.

Alan (Di, too!)
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#433515 - 10/15/17 12:52 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Hi Alan. What wonderful memories right there. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Hi Joanne.

Thank you very much! We appreciate your kind thoughts and we're delighted you enjoyed our little bhit of fun. Thanks again.

Alan & Di
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#454708 - 01/30/18 12:31 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan,

We must have missed this one (we've been kinda busy the last couple of months).
It's great to see you guys live in these 3 videos.
You're doing a fabulous Willie Nelson performance smile and we love Di's voice too!
We're very sorry to hear that she is getting worse.
Our sympathies are with you both.

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#457523 - 02/14/18 07:21 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hi Alan,

We must have missed this one (we've been kinda busy the last couple of months).
It's great to see you guys live in these 3 videos.
You're doing a fabulous Willie Nelson performance smile and we love Di's voice too!
We're very sorry to hear that she is getting worse.
Our sympathies are with you both.

Rob and Anne-Marie



Thanks Rob and Anne-Marie! We enjoyed those days very much. If DI's health ever gets better, we'll do so more of it.

As far as the Willie nelson impression, I did that quite a bit back when i was playing regularly in the band. It kind of comes naturally to me. Glad you enjoyed the videos - thanks for letting us know!

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