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The Johns Want Positive Posts

Posted By: John Voorpostel

The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 02:59 PM

John LS and I were talking and we propose we abandon that coronovirus thread because it focuses too much on BS and bad sh&(t

So we are asking for people to only post positive stories, thoughts, ideas etc here that come from this situation we find ourselves in.

First off, some news. Scientists in Canada made breakthroughs in an effort to develop a vaccine. They have isolated and grown copies of the coronavirus, which helps scientists study the pathogen to develop better testing, treatments, vaccines, and gain a better understanding of its biology. This adds to scientists' work around the world. Rest assured the best minds in the world are working on it

Second, all around the world, people are meeting "apart" to sing and stay in touch from balconies, porches, windows...
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 03:08 PM

Many cities are organizing "distance parades" to honour front line health care workers.

Here in Toronto police cars, fire trucks, ambulances etc slowly made their way down University Ave last week (there is a congregation of hospitals there) to honour all those health care workers there. It uplifted all their spirits to get that thank you

Maybe send such a person you know a thank you
Posted By: Dave Rice (D)

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 04:11 PM

Morning, Two Johns:

As usual, you are role-models for all of us. Extreme boredom seems to be the culprit. All us Lab Rats and Wharf Rats are gathered in our cages spouting vitriol... and it really is most unbecoming of us. I vow to try to do a little better. Eventually, we will emerge from this "stuff" one way or the other. (Still standing... or encapsulated!)

Out here in the "hinterlands" there is little evidence of the pandemic. I do not know a single person who knows a single person who has "it." I pray it stays that way. I'm tired of not being able to hug those I hold dear... and really look forward to the day I can wash and put away this mask.

Be well, be safe, be happy and keep writing/creating. ----Dave
Posted By: John Lawrence Schick

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 04:26 PM

Good idea John, but I fear this will turn into a panic Corona thread too. laugh A positive note... I composed a bouncy feel-good piano track today. Nothing like a little bounce to pick-up the spirits.

Best, John smile
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 06:52 PM

Is this the best lockdown fried chicken ever? KFC ranks woman's homemade recipe a '9/10'

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12327515

Yum !

cheers,niteshift
Posted By: Sunset Poet

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 07:12 PM

Pandemics that cause the world to close down and widespread death are not happy things.

However, make of it what you will.
There has only been one C19 death in my city of 2.36 million people in the last 6 days.
Monday, I am under County orders to wear a mask if I leave the house and I'm okay with that.
There is my contribution.
Posted By: Moosesong

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 08:06 PM

I will try, ( aarrgg most troll, must rant,)
to be more ( aaaaarrraaaccckkk pant pant must be gloomy)
positive.

There, I feel better already.

With the help of my trusty deleting backspace key, I think I can keep my posts here positive. Its a good idea. Thank you John and John.
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 10:00 PM

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Posted By: Dave Rice (D)

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 10:02 PM

LOL!
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 10:04 PM

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Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/25/20 10:08 PM

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Posted By: John Paragreen

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 12:16 AM

Captain Tom wanted to raise a grand for the front line against C19 on his 100th birthday, he planned to walk 100 laps of his garden,
Pushing his wheelie zimmer with his medals on his chest he completed his mission, and wow
people dipped into their wallets and purses
Donating 30 million to the doctors and nurses
The song You'll Never Walk Alone was recorded and went number one, with CaptainTom adding some vocals,

Captain T is only one of the many doing things to support the front line workers of this situation
To those who heed the call
I applaud them all

all the best,john
Posted By: Gary E. Andrews

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 12:44 AM

Living the "All in it together" lifestyle is likely trying patience.
Here's a small guideline How-To.

If you sleep on it, make it up.
If you wear it, hang it up.
If you drop it, pick it up.
If you eat out of it, put it in the sink.
If you step on it, wipe it off.
If you open it, close it.
If you empty it, fill it back up.
If it rings, answer it.
If it howls, feed it.
If it cries, love it.

And my friend suggests singing it instead of screaming it like SOME PEOPLE, and throwing in "Dammit!" ever so often! LOL
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 02:03 AM

Music teacher writes a great song during these trying times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f7OwFqTnco
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 11:00 AM

A year ago if you wore a mask in public you might get arrested, now if you don't wear a mask in public you might get arrested. How time change.
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 05:16 PM

On April 23 the first human trials of a potential Covid-19 vaccine got underway from the University of Oxford. Scientists working on the vaccine say the injection they are developing has an 80% chance of success reports
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 05:17 PM

Earlier this month, artist Tom Croft launched #PortraitsforNHSHeroes to paint a free oil portrait of an NHS workers to the first who messaged him via Instagram. He has since enlisted 500 other artists for the initiative to pair them with a healthcare worker working on the frontline to paint or sketch for free. When the pandemic is over, he hopes to hold an exhibition of the powerful portraits.
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 05:18 PM

Tom Moore, a 99-year-old World War Two veteran, completed 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire with his walking frame smashing his £1,000 target, by raising £18 million for the NHS. Spurred on by how much he's raised, Captain Moore - who turns 100 at the end of this month - continued with his laps after his first 100 to raise even more money for the NHS, who have previously treated him through cancer and a hip replacement.
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 05:25 PM

Around the world there are reports of clearer skies and waters due to lack of human activity, and wildlife is roaming into the now quieter urban areas. There are even reports of less crustal vibration due to less movement of humanity & their tech.
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 05:35 PM

Here's Captain Tom's video of You'll Never Walk Alone - Captain Tom Moore, Michael Ball & The NHS Voices of Care Choir

Very uplifting. wink

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcouA_oWsnU

cheers, niteshift
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 05:53 PM

Now this is what I'm talking about. Thanks Niteshift!!! Awesome...such inspiration and a great song choice
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 06:22 PM

Another great uplifting video... The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want Live at One World: Together At Home 19/4/20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHMeo87PCb4

cheers, niteshift
Posted By: Dave Rice (D)

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 07:08 PM

Thanks for sharing, Captain Fiji:

I remember that war but thankfully, was too young to serve. Compared to the rest of the world, we had it pretty easy here in the US during WWII... but rationing was tough at times.

Hats off to Captain Tom Moore. A great example for all of us.

----Dave
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 08:34 PM

That stones song was good, but you know how it was done? Mick played and sang alone, the rest of the guys played on top of the other. Ronnie wood played and did some nice stuff, Keith didn't look like he was even playing, and Charlie was air drumming. Cymbals were in there but he wasnt hitting them

With all their dough id say they could have played live seperstely, but it is what it is.
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 10:10 PM

Only positives here FD. No complaints about how this was done. You want to say negative things, that corona thread is a great place to vent
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 11:05 PM

Your being negative John....

But why was the song a postive?

I want this to be over, but according to the stones I can't have that......
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 11:27 PM

It was not the song...you did not even address that in your post...all you did was complain about how it was done and that with all their dough they could have done a better job

So only positive posts here please ..or start another one
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 11:31 PM

If a song said, I love qurantines...would that be something that belongs in a positive thread? Loved the stones... Not the right song imho

Now THIS is positive, one of my favorite rock/pop songs of all time

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=60D5Jrq1ip8
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 11:42 PM

Even cats are practicing social distancing. grin

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cheers, niteshift
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 11:47 PM

I saw a tiny dog chasing a park duck from one side of a newly made soccer field to another, lightning fast dog. The positive? The duck stood there until the dog got close and flew away. More positive news? The dog ran back to his owner and got a treat!!!!
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/26/20 11:49 PM

A 93-Year-Old Who Drinks A Coors Light Every Night “For The Vitamins” Needed More Crispy Boys—So Molson Coors Delivered 150 cans to her. Legend ! grin

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cheers, niteshift
Posted By: John Paragreen

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/27/20 12:10 AM

My beloved had been on my case for years to watch The Sopranos and due to running out of odd jobs I bunkered down in the bedroom and binged on it, it was great, the scene in the snow in the woods had me in stitches, but what really kicked ass was getting back into Miami Steve,I love his early guitar work with the e street band,so started fishing around on you tube and found some songs where he plays/sings with Southside Johnny, I saw Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes way back in Edinburgh.those memories were all rekindled, yep silver linings,
all the best.john
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/27/20 12:25 AM

Sopranos is my favorite all time show, and of course, I love southside, legend in New Jersey, greatest bar band in the world

Btw? My uncle's house was used for a scene in sopranos, the scene where Tony was running away from feds.
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/27/20 12:55 AM

Hey FD, here's another version by one of my favourites, Dar Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k93lS7X4NPI

and another one of her gems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAH2SE6natc&list=RDPn_ApkreIoU&index=6

and the one that hooked me..play it LOUD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY_3oxZl1zk

She hosts a song writers retreat at Garrison New York, across from West Point, twice a summer. Was there August 2018 and will be again this year, I'm optimistic.:)
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/27/20 01:13 AM

A lot of artists have covered better thinngs. Hard to find a more uplifting song, it still picks me up since I first heard it in early 80's, I was just learning guitar I guess 13 or 14

New Jerseys own Fountains of Wayne did a spry version too. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-n0Fc_Ik7iw
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/27/20 09:27 AM

Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald got into hangover character for a lockdown sign song of Stephen Sondheim’s, The Ladies Who Lunch. It features all three of them looking reassuringly dishevelled, in dressing gowns and sipping various beverages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmkYC7t0OWg

cheers, niteshift
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/27/20 01:37 PM

Great way to start my day...with a good laugh..

Here is one impressive youg lady and her father ...shows musicianship is genetic and environmentally driven....will leave the surprise of who it is for you to find out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEpfvTdR5-U
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/27/20 04:41 PM

Originally Posted by John Paragreen
My beloved had been on my case for years to watch The Sopranos and due to running out of odd jobs I bunkered down in the bedroom and binged on it, it was great, the scene in the snow in the woods had me in stitches, but what really kicked ass was getting back into Miami Steve,I love his early guitar work with the e street band,so started fishing around on you tube and found some songs where he plays/sings with Southside Johnny, I saw Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes way back in Edinburgh.those memories were all rekindled, yep silver linings,
all the best.john

John, I saw Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes in Edinburgh too. Maybe we were in the same audience smile
Posted By: Moosesong

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/28/20 02:37 AM

One small thing I might never have discovered without the pandemic is Applebees Mango Margarita. I can't speak for any other Applebees, but the one near me made the best margarita by far that I have ever had. it was obvious they were hurting for business. they tried to up sell deserts, sodas, appetizers, toppings, and a special on mango margaritas. i didn't even know restaurants can sell alcohol to go.
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/28/20 03:32 AM

Remember this name Dr Tom Cahill

Best news I have seen ...leads a group of scientists and billionaires who are screening scientific papers and backing the best approaches

Goal is a vaccine in 6 months....and stipulation is no one makes money off it.

The latter does not excite me as much as the gathering of minds and money

Seems they are behind some of the recommendations being adopted now...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-se...ing-trump-on-a-covid-19-plan-11587998993

Posted By: Lisa Gundling

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/28/20 01:37 PM

This company is working with the FDA and Cedars-Sinai to develop a way to kill the virus by administering UV light into the system.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/aytu-bioscience-signs-exclusive-global-120000824.html
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/28/20 02:05 PM

Now this IS a positive...just to see you again Lisa. Glad you are well
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/28/20 02:22 PM

The whole short time period shows us how fast they can find treatments and cures for disease, IF they want to.

I think they found effective treatments for H.I.V. Faster than anyone thought. Magic Johnson getting it accelerated the research.

With enough will, money and dedication we could probably cure anything fast.
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/28/20 06:17 PM

Australian grocery store refused the return of profiteers' $10,000 worth of toilet paper and sanitizer. Seems the profiteer was not allowed to sell it anywhere..no one would let him..So he tried to return it

But he was "flipped off" by the store manager

Good on ya mate!
Posted By: DonnaMarilyn

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/29/20 05:00 PM

(Posted elsewhere earlier but here it is again.)

In the midst of everything that's going on, I hope this raises a smile. smile

She just wants to listen to the music. And keep her social distance. wink

'Some girls are hard to impress'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgJ2tihTL-E&feature=youtu.be
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/29/20 06:16 PM

Yes I remember that Donna...loved it...oh and btw scored your MMsong collab a big 9...higher than anyone. Definitely ready for prime time..
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/30/20 12:46 AM

Wow this could be very big and uplifting, might be used right away too

https://www.newser.com/story/290252...;utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top
Posted By: DonnaMarilyn

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 04/30/20 08:55 AM

John, thank you for that vote of confidence. I've always been blessed with fantastic collaborators. smile
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On the positive side for that wannabe toilet-paper tycoon, at least his cupboard will be amply stocked if he gets the squitters for the rest of his life. wink
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/02/20 09:03 PM

This week's uplifting moments amidst living in lockdown. grin

https://youtu.be/nu81GG9d29o

cheers, niteshift
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/02/20 09:19 PM

Captain Tom celebrates his 100th birthday after raising 32 million pounds for the NHS.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...aptain-tom-became-a-superstar-fundraiser

cheers, niteshift
Posted By: DonnaMarilyn

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/03/20 11:08 AM

I hope this fits here. Though the context is the virus, I find what the musicians are doing is truly uplifting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/03/...amp;module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/03/20 01:28 PM

Love the now Colonel Tom story Niteshift...what a great hero for our times...the money he raised, his video, and words of assurance that we WILL get past it and that tomorrow would be better make him a legend in these times


And Donna, this absolutely fits...thank you for sharing that....
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/07/20 08:14 PM

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Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/08/20 02:08 PM

Can't claim authorship. A CPA friend received this from a Floriday lawyer buddy of his...


SELF ISOLATION QUARANTINE DIARY

Day 1 - I can do this! Got enough food and wine to last a month!

Day 2- Opening my 8th bottle of wine. I fear wine supplies might not last.

Day 3- Strawberries: some have 210 seeds, some have 235 seeds. Who knew?

Day 4- 8:00pm. Removed my Day pajamas and put on my night pajamas

Day 5- Today, I tried to make Hand Sanitizer. It came out as Jello Shots!!

Day 6- I get to take out the garbage. I’m so excited, I can’t decide what to wear.

Day 7- laughing way too much at my own jokes!

Day 8- Went to a new restaurant called “The Kitchen”. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business.

Day9- I put liquor bottles in every room. Tonight, I’m getting all dressed up and going bar hopping.

Day 10- Struck up a conversation with a spider today. Seems nice. He’s a Web Designer.

Day 11- Isolation is hard. I swear the fridge just said, “ what the hell do you want now?”

Day 12 - I realized why dogs get so excited about something moving outside, going for walks or car rides. I think I just barked at a squirrel.

Day 13- if you keep a glass of wine in each hand, you can’t accidentally touch your face.

Day 14 - watched the birds fight over a worm. The Cardinals led the Blue Jays 3-1.

Day 15- Anybody else feel like they’ve cooked dinner about 395 times this month??
Posted By: DonnaMarilyn

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/08/20 02:31 PM

Good one, John. smile
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/09/20 01:47 PM

Hey All! Just dropping in because I felt that I should. A little over 3 years ago, on my Facebook page, we started what ended up being called "Friday Music Fun Day"...FMFD for short.....Where we would gather and swap musical links, built around a "Theme" every Friday as a way of dropping our every-day cares, if only for a day.

It developed, in a very organic way, and there are several JPF Members, all the way from Louisiana to the Netherlands who chime in.

BOTTOM LINE: The Gang has taken the "Sheltering in Place" very seriously, and so, for the last month or so, we've been doing FMFD every single day!...Swapping songs and just goofing around with each other.

Someone suggested that it would be good if there was a place where all of each day's songs could be gathered....So I learned how to create a YouTube Channel...

You don't need to be on FB, or even "subscribe"....All ya hafta do is click on the link that I'm going to add....Since the John's wanted something positive...Here ya go!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPD4tZNUog1Ea9ZUyrS7PoQ/playlists
Posted By: Ray E. Strode

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/09/20 04:58 PM

Humm,
Well, lessee see here. Hank Williams recorded a song Entitled: Everything's Ok. They made a Movie Entitled: THE MIRACLE WORKER. Positive enough for you?
However Billy Edd Wheeler recorded a song Entitled: Ode to the Little Brown Shack and Johnny Paycheck recorded a song Entitled: TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT. So take your pick.
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/10/20 12:14 PM

Welcome back, good to see you again, I hope you are keeping safe and well.
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/10/20 04:10 PM

Be careful

There is an email going around that says

Follow this link to see what everyone is talking about in 2020

It’s a virus

wink wink
Posted By: John Voorpostel

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/10/20 04:11 PM

Yeah good to see you here Midnite. Glad you're OK and making music.
Posted By: niteshift

Re: The Johns Want Positive Posts - 05/10/20 10:40 PM

Here's one from Flight of the Conchords,. brilliant musicians who take the p!ss out of the songwriting community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSvpAEx2fLE

cheers, niteshift
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