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  posted on 8/12/2005 at 05:13 AM
Greetings to all my Fine Friends
I recently PMed this to a brother member of this web site. However after some thought, I felt compelled to all who I have met here.


Howdy Brother
Always a pleasure to hear from you. Always a pleasure to hear from and exchange such wonders that are the recordings of Brother Duane.
(Now for a few words of deep doo-doo)
I, (like all the other people in this world) live and work in the real world. A world where we all so desperately want to believe in the
"Goodness of Others". Sadly though, we learn that a lot of the people we meet are downright scandalous or at the very least, they are consumed with a doubting cynicism. Even myself, while striving to maintain an unwavering faith in "The Goodness", have never-the-less found myself adhering to so many axioms of untrusting. Examples:
1. Always lock your doors
2. Guard your identity.
3. We tell our children to never talk to strangers before we even show them how to use toilet paper.
etc. etc. etc. It's a long list that we recognize as common sensibilities, instead of what they really are, indicators of fading trust in our fellow man.
Many years ago I happened onto a copy of "Live At Fillmore East". Definitely a defining moment in my life. The first two songs were very good, but then, at the start of the third song, a member of the band said "While were doing that blues thing". For reasons that I can't explain, I put on the headphones, turned up the volume, and listened to the opening verses of "Stormy Monday all the while having no idea that my life was just seconds away from a very, very, major event.
From the first notes of Duane's solo, I was dumbstruck. For the rest of the night I listened to that solo over and over. Not just because it sounded soooo good, but more because it made me feel good. I felt better about myself and more importantly, I felt better about other people.
Over the years the passion and emotional intensity of Duane's music have, for me, been an unfailing oasis of hope. For almost thirty years, just two albums, "Fillmore East" and "Eat A Peach" never failed to revitalize my soul and recharge my faith in "The Goodness".
Then one night I discovered "Hittin the Web", and shortly thereafter I learned of all this other Duane material that was out there. Through trades and BnP's I began collecting and reveling in the Absolute Goodness of Brother Duane's music.
But as good as the music is, I soon tumbled to this one simple realization:

The brothers and sisters I have met here are the real deal. Not a mythical faith, trust, and hope for mankind, but the real deal.
People like yourself, Captain Skipper, and so many others. It's sort of like the Samurai said, "You could spend your entire life searching the world for people like this, and it would not be a wasted life".

My apologies for being so "long winded" on this subject but I guess I felt the need to recognize, and be thankful for the kindness and generosity that flows from the people I meet here.

Wail on Brother

Sincerely:

Marion

(And now, time for a cold beer)

 
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  posted on 8/12/2005 at 06:30 AM
I know exactly what you mean.
 

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  posted on 8/12/2005 at 01:49 PM
right on!

 

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  posted on 8/12/2005 at 02:03 PM
So, where's the doo-doo?

 

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  posted on 8/16/2005 at 01:33 AM
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So, where's the doo-doo?
Yeah, your letter is a bouquet, Marion! Thanks for posting it!

 

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  posted on 8/17/2005 at 08:45 PM
Beautifully thought out and felt, what a treat to read. I felt like I had the head phones on with you. Thanks for sharing
 

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  posted on 8/21/2005 at 10:57 AM
ditto
 
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  posted on 8/21/2005 at 11:09 AM
Another testament to the power of Duane Allman

 

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  posted on 8/21/2005 at 01:04 PM
I know exactly what you mean marion, I felt the exact same way as you when I heard Little Martha for the first time. I just kept repeating it over and over again. There is truly something special and magic in the notes that Duane played.
 

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  posted on 8/21/2005 at 08:25 PM
yeah, when i listen to a lot of Duane material i cant help but smile and something inside me takes off. It Feels great. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

 

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