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Certain singer-songwriters inspire the hell out of me with their genius.
One of them is David Crosby.
I DEVOURED every single track of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young  when I discovered them so many years ago. They--and the Indigo Girls--more than anybody influenced my harmony work in Antithesis. When filk legend Juanita Coulson said some very kind things about our vocals and harmonies--my thought was 'thanks, Cros! Thanks, Amy and Emily!"
One of the most gorgeous songs he ever recorded was "Laughing" back in 1971 with Jerry Garcia doing some haunting lead to David's rhythm guitar. I'm a rhythm player myself---and forever I have wanted to crack the code of this damn song. I can sing it--lord, I can sing it...but I can't play it. Well, on youtube I found a lesson that shows Cros' inexplicable tuning--and if you know the secret tuning you can play it!! That's going to be one of my goals for the next few months--to learn this song and be able to sing it AND play it.
It is so simple and gorgeous--let me share because I love it so much...

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