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jjhitsmysoul
19 posts
Aug 06, 2009
9:54 AM
OK ... Am I nuts????????? But seriously ... How many times does a person have to listen to a song over & over & over & over again before they're considered nuts???? I have had my BLACKWATER CD in my truck CD player since I came back from Winthrop ... I have it on repeat for "Brighter Days" ... I just can't get enough of that song ... sorry but just had to share with you all ...

Only 13 more days until I get to see JJ Greay & Mofro again in Seattle .... Good Lord I have not been this hooked on music in years .... Got JJ GREY & Mofro?????

............. I SURE DO ....... yahoo 8-) .............
Sunshine
872 posts
Aug 06, 2009
10:17 AM
I've got a fever.........

:o)

no you are not nuts, I have a CD that I made with JUST different versions of "Brighter Days" & I listen to that over and over and over and over...well, you get what I am a sayin.

I sure wish I could say 13 more days, or like Kimberleah & DT, 21 more days..........but my time will come, I just don't know when it is, so I will patiently wait and get my (as Giggles would say) my FRO-fix via DVDs and CDs..........
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

Last Edited by on Aug 06, 2009 10:18 AM
jjhitsmysoul
20 posts
Aug 06, 2009
10:32 AM
Cool Sunshine ... I guess we both got some Brighter Days then thanks to these folks = }
Sunshine
873 posts
Aug 06, 2009
10:39 AM
God Bless the Tapers!!!!!!!

and I can not, can not say that enough!!

Thank YOU!! and YOU know who YOU are....

:o)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
giggles
765 posts
Aug 06, 2009
11:33 AM
From the moment I heard the first strains of Brighter Days I have been completely enthralled by this song. JJ's voice is so wrought with emotion, so haunting and compelling that the listener can't help but be drawn into the visceral vortex that he creates, his voice and narrative vacillates between hope and despair. The music and words just wrap around you like the silken threads of a cocoon, enveloping you in the mood and moment of the song.

Lately I have been COMPLETELY obsessed with the acoustic version of Brighter Days, I find myself watching the youtube clip from SSSJ multiple times a day and being damn near moved to tears. I consider this song an opus: a profound and moving musical composition!
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Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History
Sunshine
875 posts
Aug 06, 2009
11:53 AM
...yeah yeah....what she said....

:o)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
jjhitsmysoul
21 posts
Aug 06, 2009
12:21 PM
Too cool ..... now I have Sunshine & Giggles & Brighter Days thanks to folks 8-}

I think I better go check out this you tube clip right now ..... we all need to meet up sometime for an event ..... glad to know that this music touches so many of us .... & I thank my friend Richard for introducing us to this wonderful stuff .... woo hoo!! And to Mofrofans1 for creating this awesome site to share all this fun stuff!!!!!!
giggles
768 posts
Aug 06, 2009
12:41 PM
Here you go jjhitsmysoul, so you don't have to go searching for it!


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Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History
Sunshine
876 posts
Aug 06, 2009
12:54 PM
I would never make fun of you......you just speak so eloquently and you are smooooooth....
:o)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
Delerious Tyme
351 posts
Aug 06, 2009
12:55 PM
This is a great acoustic version of it as well.





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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Sunshine
877 posts
Aug 06, 2009
12:59 PM
as is this one!!

Like I have stated before; not sure what it is, but this song just does it to me....
sometimes I just can't help myself and I git carried away with what I call my "feel good energy" and just let er rrrrip! I fan the flames, fuel the fire if you will....


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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

Last Edited by on Nov 12, 2009 7:35 PM
Sunshine
879 posts
Aug 06, 2009
1:52 PM
and jjhitsmysoul, I didn't mean to ignore your invitation of someday us all getting together, that was too kind of you to suggest that!! When, and I say when the boys come to the Orange Peel, Imma gonna extned my invitation to have a gathering of these fine folks from the board in my backyard with BBQ and in the backround of course would be the music of M*O*F*R*O playing from every speaker I have.......someday...

...but what kind of life would we be leading if we didn't have dreams?....
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

Last Edited by on Aug 06, 2009 1:54 PM
FireFly
627 posts
Aug 06, 2009
10:01 PM
ahem , I'm too addicted to that song. I was flyin home on my spaceship from a show in tampa and listened to that song to whole entire way home to my planet.
so, i understand..
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"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville
jjhitsmysoul
22 posts
Aug 06, 2009
10:46 PM
Thanks Giggles for not making me look too much for that great song =}

Thanks Delerious Tyme for the acoustic version .. I love it =}

And Sunshine thank you too for another great one =}

I think JJ Grey could sing the PHONEBOOK and I would love it ... woo hoo still flying high =}

And FireFly glad to hear that I am not alone and that you have been playing the song over & over too!!

I LOVE THIS WEB SITE ... We all have the Mofro & I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT 8-)

Last Edited by on Aug 06, 2009 10:47 PM
giggles
770 posts
Aug 07, 2009
4:04 PM
So jjhitsmysoul, how many times have you listened to Brighter Days today?
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Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History
Sunshine
902 posts
Aug 08, 2009
1:02 PM
...As I was laying in my pool on this warm afternoon, and as the sun was shining down, I found myself begining to sing the first verse of "Brighter Days"...and it was then, that I realized - I was indeed experiencing a 'brighter day' - had a few wonderful moments that followed my epiphany...........I enjoyed the warmth of the sun as I lay in the cool water........ I could hear a couple of Carolina Wrens conversing with one another.....living in the moment - Priceless.

Brighter Daaaays.........where you going.....

nnaaaa nnnnaaa nnaaaa nnnnnaaaa naaaaa

:O)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

Last Edited by on Aug 08, 2009 3:43 PM
jjhitsmysoul
24 posts
Aug 10, 2009
1:52 PM
Hey Giggles ... Well Friday 8/7 I listened to Brighter Days oh about 7 or 8 times ... My B-Day was 8/8 so we went to the Ocean with some friends ... we drove around & listened to ..... drum roll ..... YUP none other than JJ Grey ... they loved him too!!! Our Friend Richard was able to get them 2 tickets to go to the zoo with us on the 19th so there will be six of us jammin with JJ on August 19th ... so excited ... keep the brighter days coming & the mofro alive ... LIFE IS GOOD 8-}
giggles
779 posts
Aug 10, 2009
2:45 PM
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY jjhitsmysoul!! 7 or 8 times, is that all? :p
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Sunshine
913 posts
Aug 10, 2009
3:48 PM
...what? someone had a birthday and we-ins fergot!

Happy Belated!!
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
jjhitsmysoul
25 posts
Aug 11, 2009
2:16 PM
Thanks for the birthday wishes ... 41st b-day ... it was great ... kind of wild that now I get to say that I'm IN MY 40's but it's all good ... 8 more days & brighter days are 4sure coming ... THE ZOO BABY ... yippee I'm so excited ...
mofrofans1
Admin
2170 posts
Aug 13, 2009
9:14 AM
Here's another Brighter Days, this one from the recent Gathering of the Vibes. What's great about watching this is the camera operator panned around the audience several times...you can see the love in the smiling eyes and faces.


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MofroFan1
jjhitsmysoul
28 posts
Aug 13, 2009
9:24 AM
THANKS for the pick me up today mofrofans1!!! That brought me there again ... can't wait to be up in front of the stage again next Wednesday ... hope to get some more good pics & video to share =}
Sunshine
944 posts
Aug 18, 2009
6:14 AM
"Brighter Days".......this is how my day began



so comforting as I drove into work listening (as I always do) to one of JJ's versions of this song.....
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
mofrofans1
Admin
2779 posts
Nov 12, 2009
7:36 PM
For those who may have missed this along the way...note the date: 2001

Last Edited by on Nov 12, 2009 7:38 PM
mofrofans1
Admin
2781 posts
Nov 12, 2009
8:12 PM
Well if I'monna put that one up from 2001 I may as well put this one up too (even tho it ain't Brighter Days.)

jeromejello
11 posts
Nov 12, 2009
9:39 PM
the brighter days from the orlando show recently was quite nice.
Delerious Tyme
532 posts
Nov 12, 2009
10:59 PM
Ahh, Clay, ya done gone and posted the oldest rarest Mofro out there. I am pretty sure these two are the earliest recordings, both Video and Sound of anything Mofro. I love the original version of Lochloosa, even though it doesn't have any harp, just sounds raw and very powerful.

"where the trees meet the sky"

"I pray the blackwater rolls, from a Florida Bay, all the way, to Lochloosa, I know!!!!!!!!!"

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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."


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