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I had never heard of Gwen Guthrie before I stumbled across this video on YouTube. I was looking for covers of "(They Long To Be) Close To You," a Burt Bacharach tune made famous by The Carpenters. I found this wonderful, seemingly forgotten gem, an R&B-style interpretation of the classic hit. I have since heard that this is Mr. Bacharach's favorite version of the song.

I really like this lady's voice. Sadly, she died of uterine cancer in 1999.



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Another recent discovery on YouTube (where I have been spending time lately looking for songs I like) is this...
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niobe:
The Cranberries cover that song. It's beautiful! I found it on iTunes! smile
noctua:
Thought you might be interested in this link: Link t-shirt
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In a couple of weeks, I'll be going grey. I have been checking back here from time to time, looking around the boards and groups, and I have to say that I don't think I'll miss this place. I'll miss my friends, definitely, but I've already exchanged email addresses with some of you and have invited you to visit my...
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marginwalker2002:
Ooof. Sorry to hear school is such a pain right now. That's a hell of a thing to overcome sometimes. But, like you said, you have MollyMolly to help you out. Take that friendship and let it help.

I hope you're doing better soon. Hang in there.
gilby:
Did you ever play that game Okami for PS2? I think you might like it. It reminds me of Zelda in many ways.
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Friends, please check your Friends Threads. I have left a message for you.
l7rules:
Hey hows it goin??? ok friends thread check biggrin biggrin
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So I saw my psychiatrist tonight. I've been feeling pretty depressed since I stopped the Wellbutrin (an antidepressant). Also, my panic attacks have increased both in frequency and intensity. Things aren't looking good in that department. However, I am determined to get through this without medication. My psychiatrist seemed skeptical at first and couldn't understand why I would elect to go through...
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phrogg:
I can empathise on two levels. During my college years I was in recovery from Major Depression and substance abuse, and for the dual reason of this and of finances, there were times I just had to stay out of school and work for a while. Whatever decision you make, perhaps your mom's reaction won't be as negative as you think. I mean, doesn't she know what you have to deal with?

I took several courses toward the MCSE certification, but first I had to complete A+ and Network+ certs. I was seriously lost at first in A+ but eventually things began to fall in place for me and I ended up with a high percentile score. I'm sure this is more basic than the Architecture course, but maybe analogous. Give it some time and I'm sure you'll make the right choice. kiss
marginwalker2002:
Good luck and be strong. You know where I am if you need to talk anything out.
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I'm back now. At first, I really missed this place a lot, but that was because of all the attention I was getting with that icky persona I was developing. No more of that. That's not me. I want to be myself, even if it means people don't talk to me as much. That's what it's like for me in...
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sticks:
Welcome back!

Animal Crossing has been usurped in the Funster household, as I have Viva Pinata on the 360 now. Imagine the gardening & bug collecting on AC writ large, and you get the general idea. It's annoyingly cute and just as addictive in its "ongoing maintenance" gameplay. I grew a poppy the other day and was probably way too pleased about it than a 30 year old married man should be. biggrin

Although, I do have a wifi dongle for my Wii, I could always get AC:WW back and start another town. I never got on with it too well after I kept getting visits from that pushy salesman. Does he ever go away?
sticks:
I didn't know you could avoid him. blush
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marginwalker2002:
The new specs look great. Very nice choice. Its truly worth it to spend money on a good pair of glasses that look good and feel good. I think I spent $240 for mine, but I got a seriously deep discount and then managed to get some prescription RayBans for $100. Believe it or not, Sears optical department is quite the shit.

ANd thanks for the meds info. I'm hopefully going to be using them as a stepping stone. Times have been real bad of late and suicide has indeed crept in there. Not something I enjoy. Despair has been a near daily companion, allthough the past three days have actually been very good. I think a good session with my therapist and working on my First Step with my sponsor has really helped and given me a bit of a new lease.
twinkie:
Glasses + no insurance = BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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marginwalker2002:
Not at all. You want rambling? You should look at my last few months worth of journal. Ranting, rambling and whining all balled up into one typed up mess. wink

What meds are you on? I'm about to se a psych to discuss the possibilty of antidepressants for myself.
l7rules:
both meez are cool!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin I went to make one but only got as far as making an account blackeyed ill make one later and post it wink kiss kiss