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#322796 - 12/03/15 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Alyn,

thanks a lot for this Christmas song
of another kind. The lyrics kept me
laughing all the time. And you
added a great video.
Enjoyed, enjoyed, enjoyed!

Guenter


If you can't laugh then what a sad life!!!!
Hope I've shamed my fat friend into turning up this year grin

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#322870 - 12/03/15 08:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Alan, I absolutely laughed my way through the whole song. Your sense of humor is only surpassed by your enormous imagination. Another stylistic gem. Merry Christmas friend, Tom

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#322877 - 12/03/15 09:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Good one Alyn!
Liked running the bath and jogging the memory and the flab 4.
Best wishes for Christmas. Cheers.
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#323083 - 12/04/15 07:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: SRP]
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Originally Posted By: SRP
Merry Christmas Alyn! A very fun song that I really enjoyed (especially the cute video). I'm glad that Christmas songs are starting to come out and you started us off with a lot of humor...thanks for getting us in the mood. Good write, production and I would say that we all have our own definition of "Peace"...thanks for sharing yours.
Sonny


Thanks Sonny, glad you had a laugh.
I cannot compete with the more conventional Xmas songs, like yours, so I take on the role of Scrooge grin
I hope you and your family have a good Christmas

All the best

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#323085 - 12/04/15 07:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hahahaha..... laugh laugh
this is a great song accompanied by a great video!
Funny lyrics, enjoyed everything from the beginning till the end!


Hehe :D,
I am glad my somewhat cynical version of Christmas made you laugh!
My Christmas wish is to produce a video like Anne Marie's cool

I hope you both enjoy he festive period
best wishes

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#323088 - 12/04/15 07:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Mate your the best. smile
Rob


Cheers Rob grin
Hope you and your family have a good Christmas down under

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#323203 - 12/05/15 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn.

A Christmas Classic!

If it goes viral it could be your pension for life.

Great video, too. Looking forward to more of those as you find your way around the program.

ROG.

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#323310 - 12/05/15 05:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
+1 on all the above.

Usually I skip videos (so I can focus on the music), but I'm glad I didn't on this. laugh


I am glad I drew you in grin to my cynical/ funny version of Christmas laugh
Have a good one yourself and I hope Santa drops in LOL

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#323312 - 12/05/15 06:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Alan, I absolutely laughed my way through the whole song. Your sense of humor is only surpassed by your enormous imagination. Another stylistic gem. Merry Christmas friend, Tom


I always try to look on the bright side of life, now there's a title for a song smile grin
Laughter gets me through the day and I'm so glad it filtered through with this ditty!

Have a good Christmas with your dear wife and new Telecaster. Cuddle them both on Christmas day blush laugh .

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#323313 - 12/05/15 06:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Good one Alyn!
Liked running the bath and jogging the memory and the flab 4.
Best wishes for Christmas. Cheers.


Cheers Rich

That's the only exercise I get these days blush so that verse was accurate grin hence the Flab Four

All the best

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#323352 - 12/06/15 01:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Alyn.

A Christmas Classic!

If it goes viral it could be your pension for life.

Great video, too. Looking forward to more of those as you find your way around the program.

ROG.


Thanks ROG
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If it goes viral it could be your pension for life.
HA wish but with 72 plays so far I have a long way to go. grin

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#323442 - 12/06/15 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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This is great Alyn! So creative and funny.
Wonderful job in every way.
Well done.

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#323454 - 12/06/15 09:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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I enjoyed every minute of this. Didn't read any comments, lyrics or such so that when I hit Play, everything would be fresh and I'd get the complete Gibsonization experience.

I don't always get everything from my own knowledge base or on the first listen. That's when reading the lyrics and comments put me onto the deeper or hidden innuendo that scooted by to fast for someone like me that still lives in a rural, wooded area.

But, when I get it, I'm all in....

Your stuff is great. ...and refreshing.
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#323512 - 12/06/15 03:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Marry Christmas to you too Alyn ol´friend !

Your tune suited the cartoon
perfectly ! I really admire all
people that can do such video work !


Cheers
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#323689 - 12/07/15 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
This is great Alyn! So creative and funny.
Wonderful job in every way.
Well done.


Cheers Josie, so glad you enjoyed it!

Hope you and the family have a great Christmas

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#323691 - 12/07/15 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
I enjoyed every minute of this. Didn't read any comments, lyrics or such so that when I hit Play, everything would be fresh and I'd get the complete Gibsonization experience.

I don't always get everything from my own knowledge base or on the first listen. That's when reading the lyrics and comments put me onto the deeper or hidden innuendo that scooted by to fast for someone like me that still lives in a rural, wooded area.

But, when I get it, I'm all in....

Your stuff is great. ...and refreshing.


What a great post! Thanks a lot!!! I lived on the edge of a 400square mile forest for nearly 10 years. I miss the silence!

Glad you enjoyed the Gibson Christmas

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#323692 - 12/07/15 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: dani48]
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Marry Christmas to you too Alyn ol´friend !

Your tune suited the cartoon
perfectly ! I really admire all
people that can do such video work !


Cheers
Dani


It was very frustrating doing the video so I also admire and have immense respect for them also.

Glad you enjoyed and I hope Santa stops by grin

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