Old 5th January 2002, 04:49   #1
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What talent do you wish you had?

What talent do you wish you had?

I wish I could sing well. I cant even sing in the shower, I scare away the water.

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Old 5th January 2002, 04:51   #2
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i wish i could play the trumpet well
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Old 5th January 2002, 04:52   #3
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nothing really...

playing the violin really really really well and being able to actually play Paganini's works? man.. that would be so cool.

but alas i am too busy.. i had tried taking lessons for violin and i got pretty good (kinda) with a good tone.. then i gave up because everything was making it sooooo busy..

now i'm on a ski team and i have no time at all.. almost enough time for math tutoring and sax lessons.. then it's back to practices!

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oooh, missy, lots of good questions! i would like to be one with my computer, instead of being ignorant all the time, and it calling me stupid.
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Old 5th January 2002, 04:56   #5
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i would like to be one with my computer, instead of being ignorant all the time, and it calling me stupid.
I have to agree with you on that one. My computer owns me. I feel so greatful everytime I turn it on and it really works. I wish I could help you out with your xp problem, but I have no clue. You may want to start a new thread about the problem, maybe more people will see it that way and be able to help you out.


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Old 5th January 2002, 04:58   #6
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they're ok once you get the hang of them

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Old 5th January 2002, 04:59   #7
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im in the process of getting the hang... not that easy. thanks missy for the moral support i think i got it resolved though.
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Old 5th January 2002, 05:04   #8
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I wish I could play the guitar. But alas, I'm too busy wasting my time and money on other things to get a even get a guitar and start lessons. I think it would be really cool though.
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Old 5th January 2002, 05:04   #9
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i wish i could play guitar better (i am stuck playing a right handed one upside down because my mom wouldnt spend an extra 50$ on a left hander lol) i wish i could run faster, jump higher, not look like i do now ( ) be smarter and well i am not gonna get into the list of vast things i want. lol.
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Old 5th January 2002, 05:32   #10
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I made a New Years resolution to learn how to play the harmonica this year. I'm hoping it'll get me more work as a musician if I can "double" on another instrument. Besides, it's just a way cool sound, yes?
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Old 5th January 2002, 05:32   #11
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These two questions you ask about talent have me stumped in a way.
Everything I've ever done I've devoted my all to it,
and done it well. I never was satisfied with half-ways.
But there is one thing I tried and quit,
and wish I hadn't.
The violin.
I've mastered all other string instruments, the piano,
and the trumpet, but I gave up on the violin.
That's what I'd like to be able to do.

btw, InvisibleMan...upside down and left handed was how
Jimi Hendrix always played his guitar.
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I wish I could talk to girls easily. It is very hard for me because I am scared that I will screw up or say something that they will laugh at me about. Because of this, I rarley talk to girls. This is probably the reason that I have never had a girlfriend. That and the fact that I am pretty ugly. I am still young (14), so I guess I still have some time to develop some courage. I hope it will get easier with age because I don't want to be a lonley old man when I grow up because I have troble talking to people and making friends.

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Old 5th January 2002, 05:42   #13
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.....I've mastered all other string instruments, the piano,
and the trumpet.....
I had no idea you were a brass player. Cool, man. You still play it?
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Old 5th January 2002, 05:47   #14
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I'm sure I could. I loved it. That's what I played
in the high school band (orchestra not marching)
And the very first band I was in I played trumpet
in a horn section. We did copy of Wilson Pickett,
Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, stuff like that.
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I wish I could talk to girls easily. It is very hard for me because I am scared that I will screw up or say something that they will laugh at me about. Because of this, I rarley talk to girls. This is probably the reason that I have never had a girlfriend. That and the fact that I am pretty ugly. I am still young (14), so I guess I still have some time to develop some courage. I hope it will get easier with age because I don't want to be a lonley old man when I grow up because I have troble talking to people and making friends.

took the words right out of my brain
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Old 5th January 2002, 06:04   #16
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took the words right out of my brain
Hey you guys. Don't worry. I didn't date until I was 18, and I had a "complex" about girls too. The older you get, the wiser you'll get. Fact is, the longer you wait, the better chance you'll have of finding someone that you truly love, and not just a "one night stand". You'll appreciate women more so than if you take advantage of them early on, like so many guys do (ask a girl you know --- she'll tell you she knows exactly what I'm talking about).

Don't get me wrong...I had plenty of casual sex when I was younger, and I don't say that to brag about it because it's really no big deal (really). But the TRUE enjoyment in life came from my serious relationships, of which I've had a few. I was married a while and have a daughter from that relationship, and that child is the greatest joy in my life.

Take your time. Women respect guys who aren't "players". And the ones who are don't end up with the good girls anyway. You've gotta trust me on this one....this is the voice of real life experience.
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I wish I knew how to play the Cello- that's my favorite instrument. Its sound is the perfect metaphor for my personality and my life, if that makes sense.
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Old 5th January 2002, 06:13   #18
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We did copy of Wilson Pickett,
Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, stuff like that.
When I played in junior college, our marching band did covers of "Midnight Hour", "Pinball Wizard" and Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4" marching down the street, over 200 strong, with electric bass, electric guitar, and electric organ; all 3 of the latter with big Vega amps pushed in the row behind them that were powered by car batteries. We even marched down Main Street at Disneyland and did a televised halftime show on NBC for a 49ers/Browns football game at the old Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Ahh, yes....those were the days.
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blooz you have no idea how shallow today's girls are. wanna know why? i'll tell you why. society dictates it. tobacco companies, magazines, tv, news, school,(dont even get me started on school's "ethical superiority") friends, people do WHAT THEY ARE TOLD TO DO. people are told what to eat, drink, wear, think, sleep, and above all WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE. who follows this subliminal command?? most everyone.... the biggest debates i have against people are on, what is 'cool'? in fact i will start a thread about what you think is cool. i have had enough of this 'cool' bs.
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blooz you have no idea how shallow today's girls are.
I'm not sure how I'm supposed to take this. I converse with and mingle with girls every day, and in all kinds of environments, from supermarkets to night clubs. I've seen 'em all. Some are shallow (most of the ones in bars) and some are genuine and very desirable. Saying that I have no idea, especially when I've been on this planet for, well, let's just say "several decades", is actually both an insult and somewhat shallow in itself. I know what you're talking about, but don't surmise that I DON'T.

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Old 5th January 2002, 09:38   #21
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I wish I had the talent to dance. I cant dance for shit. If I ever got the chance to go to a rave, everyone would laugh, I'm not kidding
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Old 5th January 2002, 10:32   #22
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I wish i could draw. Although i love sketching things, they are always utter rubbish, and get thrown in the bin, i would love it if i could create something better
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yeah, but picasso's stuff is good and really retarded. i got a chance to go for an unescorted tour of the museum of modern art in new york recently, it was so cool, me walking down the street in my leather jacket, gray sweater, black sweatpants, beat up hat with duct tape on it, and 2.5 year old adidas. i walked past like 400 people lined up to get in, and i just walked through the door and one of the curators let me in. hahahahaha then lots of people followed me but the dude stopped them. all those rich artsy fartsies out in the cold freezing thier lipo'd asses off. this makes no sense ///////////---------\\\\\\\\\\\\ ok, well, bilbo, picassos stuff looks like crap, but its good, too, like, well, my brain isnt working anymore. the whole point of this thread was that 'good' isnt necesarily good, and bad is good sometimes. like, jokes that are so bad you have to laugh at them (conan obrien). well, signing off, for 5 minutes
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Old 5th January 2002, 12:00   #24
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i'd like to be able to read peoples minds, because people can be double crossers and back stabbing and if i could find out why then i would be happy. but im happy now so i guess i would be in a higher state of happiness. not euphoric but happier. then again i always wanted to type faster and now i can type {faster) so does that mean if i work at it i can be like superman? i dont think so but its good to dream

now who is going to be pedantic and anal and pick out my grammar mistakes such as missing apostrophes?? dont be assholes jsut go with the flow
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With the exception of impossible talents(see above post) I think that if you really wanted to pick up a talent, all you have to do is take lessons. Unfortunately, there are alot of things that people, regardless of how many lessons, can never get good at.
It's that unachievability that gives us a greater admiration, respect and awe for those who can.
Example: No one can play guitar like Eddie Van Halen, which is the reason he's so respected among guitarists.

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same as Bilbo

and Sam, I have tried lessons, and everything I ever try to draw makes perfect sense in my head, but always looks like some strange animal (a bit like a Jabberwocky)
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funny how this mostly is about music..

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I wish I knew how to play the Cello- that's my favorite instrument. Its sound is the perfect metaphor for my personality and my life, if that makes sense.
I know exactly what you mean. God.. I so wish I could play the cello, along with the guitar and the piano. Mmmmm. Piano...
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Old 5th January 2002, 18:14   #29
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I wish i could draw. Although i love sketching things, they are always utter rubbish, and get thrown in the bin, i would love it if i could create something better
Ditto. If I could i'd go into multimedia field

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I wish I could have skills on numerous types of instruments. Mainly bass, piano and drums, but trumpet, sax and trombone too.
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Old 5th January 2002, 18:47   #31
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.....anyone want to trade talents? ill give you my way with words and take music ability.
Nemessis, you've got to be kidding. After seeing what you wrote in the Poetry threads that you've started, I can't imagine you wanting to give that up. Don't you remember what you said yesterday about jumping into the fire of that burning building to save your literary works while leaving the old man behind?

Don't get me wrong. I love being a musician, but I wish I had the gift of your pen, buddy.
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.......and trombone too.
YEAH, baaaaby.....=
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THe trombone is such an upper body workout... backand forth and back and forth together with heavy breathing- I wish I would have learnt something lighter and more compact like the clarinet
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The trombone.....backand forth and back and forth together with heavy breathing
You make it sound like an erotic experience....which it is, by the way.
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/me looks at bloozbone's avatar
since when do you read treble clef?


bass trombone = heavier breathing


I would personally like to have my brain directly connected to the computer. Who needs hand-eye coordination when your brain can do all the work? plus I wouldn't need to take my hand off the movement controls to do something else...
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since when do you read treble clef?
Good eye, deathazre . Actually, I've read treble clef since I was in grade school, and I also read tenor clef:

That's the register in which the medievel instrument, the "sackbutt", played in:

(notice the smaller bell than that of a trombone)
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Learn C++ (so I could use POV-RAY instead of Bryce )
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I wish I had the talent to dance. I cant dance for shit. If I ever got the chance to go to a rave, everyone would laugh, I'm not kidding
I would love to dance with you bizz! When I first left my ex-husband (many years ago), I could not dance. I went out to a night club with a friend and was so scared. I just stood by the dance floor and kept making excuses as to why I could not dance. I was so afraid of making a fool of myself, and just froze in fear.

Then a friend of my friends (who happend to be a 19 year old male) came over to me and asked me to dance. I felt comfortable enough to expose to him my insecurities about dancing. He said ok that is cool, and just chatted with me for a while. We exchanged phone numbers and the night was over.

A few nights later there was a knock at my door. I was suprised to find him at the door with a tape player and music in hand. He brought me into the livingroom and we had the best time dancing. He taught me to just express myself, listen to the music and let my body go. He came over everynight for a week, and the next time we all went out he went out and danced with me.

Well, 6 years later, you cant get me to stop dancing! Dancing is one of my favorite hobbies. All thanks to Jeff!


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ps nothing ever happend between us. He was a virgin and waiting for marriage. We just ended up great friends.
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Some are shallow (most of the ones in bars) and some are genuine and very desirable.
Please explain. Why do guys think that just because a girl is in a bar she is fake and shallow? I feel that I am genuine, and I go to the bar once in a great while (mainly just to dance).

Alot of the girls I meet in bars tend to be insecure about themselves, and go to the bar hoping to meet a nice guy. What they end up with is a hangover and disappointment.

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Why do guys think that just because a girl is in a bar she is fake and shallow? I feel that I am genuine, and I go to the bar once in a great while (mainly just to dance).
I have no doubt that you are genuine, Missy. I was making a "generalization" based on my own personal experience. It's not common to see a girl by herself at a bar (and I have met some really nice girls, on occassion, at bars). But, again in MY experience, I think that "usually" girls go to watering holes in pairs or larger groups so that they won't get "hit on" as often (which is understandable), and when that happens, they tend to let loose and carry on with alcohol. That's what I mean by "shallow", and perhaps that was the wrong word to use (if so, "my bad" ).

Personally, I don't drink. I gave it up a long time ago. I'm in bars/nightclubs a lot though because I'm a musician, and when you're sober, you tend to notice the actions of those that are not.

Don't get me wrong --- guys act the same way in bars, particularly when they're in , shall we say, "herds"? (blithering idiots). I'm going out tonight to see a great blues guitarist at a local night club here in Santa Cruz, with hopes of "sitting in" with the band, and no doubt I'll be witness to some very "interesting" behavior while I'm there.

Again, perhaps "shallow" wasn't the right word. Bars just don't happen to be the place that I think I'll find "Mrs. Right" (maybe "Mrs. Right Now" though......gosh, did that sound "shallow"? )
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