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Kicked to the curb after 33 years Retirement blues
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2287 posts
Aug 26, 2021
2:05 PM
No thanks for your service just position is gone. Community College of Philadelphia.
2266 posts
Aug 26, 2021
8:48 PM
While I was ready for my retirement and found it enjoyable after retiring (more enjoyable pre-COVID), it would suck to have it done to you as you describe above.

So sorry, Emile... retirement is something you should choose when you are ready.

I enjoyed your diatonic playing on the cut.

I hope you will keep on playing diatonic and chromatic, and keep making your excellent harmonica music!

Doug S.
338 posts
Aug 27, 2021
12:48 AM
Oof, what a punch in the gut! My sincere sympathies, Emile.

Nice playing, too.
10365 posts
Aug 27, 2021
11:59 AM
That sucks. I guess more time to play harmonica, but it's a bad way to let someone go.

Great playing, as usual.

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3373 posts
Aug 27, 2021
7:14 PM
Emile, I was lucky, I never lasted more than 10 years at any one job. Blue collar was my thing. About 5 years before I retired Jolene and I began planning, and once I was retired, we hit the road and toured the USA for a few years. We've had a helluva run too. Travel for us is over but I may resume later. Today I got a resonator guitar which I am now bound to learn to play.

If you can look at this as an opportunity to pursue your next chapter, you can thrive. I wish you the best of success. As for your former employers, Illegitemus Non Carborundum.
Music and travel destroy prejudice.




2289 posts
Aug 28, 2021
10:45 AM
Thanks everybody for your well wishes and listening to my latest recording. For the first time I used a modeled amp in garageband the Big Blues Brute. I also used an AKG c414 Mic. The amp gave me the crunch I wanted and the c414 just captured so much of my harp tone so easy to play. I used a Golden Melody with the latest Blue Moon acrylic comb.
ted burke
922 posts
Aug 28, 2021
5:47 PM
You have some New Orleans trumpet sass to go with the blues losing a long-standing gig can bring. Great playing, Diggs, I really enjoyed this, and all the sly and twisting bends you bring to this.

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