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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby petercreasey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Sorry to hear that your health has got so bad.
I will always remember the good times we had at North Notts and the videos you have posted in the past. Look after yourself as much as you can
we are thinking of you

Take care

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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby kipper » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:02 pm

hi jim I have always loved the way you play guitar and the sounds you achieve good luck in your fight with illness.
your sounds will be missed but they are still out there on the world wide web. peter
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby Stu's Dad » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:44 pm

Hello Jim,

We've never met but I've admired your work and I believe we've been in contact in various forums a few times. I'm so saddened to hear your news, but all I can do is send my thoughts and prayers for your comfort. I'll miss your musical posts old friend.

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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby SJB » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:54 pm

I think the above posts sum up how we all feel for you.
I have only had the guts to get up and play in the last 3 years (I am 71/2) - and you have had a lifetime of playing.
The way you are facing the situation is amazing.

I just hope you can continue to enjoy the music and post from time to time.
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby Fenderman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:17 pm

Sorry to hear this, i too have been struggling to play over the last few months (i'm 44) due to an old shoulder injury that has started to turn arthritic and can only play for about 20 minutes max.
I haven't played much for weeks now and the skin on my fingertips has went soft.
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby Uncle Fiesta » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:52 pm

Jim, this is indeed sad news, I hate to think of anyone being forced to give up playing for reasons outside their control, even someone as mediocre and talentless as myself. I am thankful that so far all I have is a little twinge in a couple of my fingers, which hasn't been a problem yet. Always someone worse off than yourself, I keep saying to the mirror.

All the best Jim, and I hope listening to your favourite music continues to bring you pleasure.
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby Tony Szpala » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:38 pm

Hello Jim

I am really sorry to hear about this for the following reasons:

1. I've always enjoyed you company at North Notts Guitar Club - been a pleasure to discuss various topics with you, and , of course, have you playing drums on "Hava Nagila" and other frenetic numbers we used to play at North Notts!
2. I was hoping that I could ask you to play drums on some of my original compositions late this year or early next year, which I am hoping to record.

Best wishes

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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby tolo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:17 pm

...this is really sad news Jim. You were always a real connoisseur with your equipment - and took care of all the little details that made the difference. It is terrible that illness has robbed you of one of the small things in life that have given so much joy...

Sending you my very best wishes always,


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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby roger bayliss » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:21 pm

Try to keep a hand in Jim , sorry to hear of your continued health decline and how it has affected you. Best wishes

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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby bor64 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:42 am

Hi Jim,

I'm sorry to hear that your health has got so bad lately.
I and Anja always enjoy your playing and sound on the web, it stands out in a good way!
My mum had the same illness, so I know a little what you're dealing with.
I admire you're fighting spirit so, please keep us busy with your writing here on this site.
Always good to see you posting!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim.

All the best wishes from Anja and I
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