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  • What’s Happened To Us?

    Posted by Guitargeezer-Jack on January 16, 2022 at 5:06 pm


    Just recently discovered this song written by Brad Skistimas, who no doubt expresses the frustrations all of us have had since the pandemic entered into our lives in 2020. If you know this Five Times August song as it was released last year, you will notice I made a few lyric substitutions to make it a tad more palatable for TAC viewing.

    Five Times August is the band name and solo act of singer/songwriter Brad Skistimas. Skistimas is considered a pioneer and an expert “do-it-yourself” indie artist having been featured in Billboard Magazine, Performing Songwriter, Guitar Player, People Magazine, and USA Today. He was the first completely unsigned act to have an album distributed in Walmart stores nationwide with 2007’s titled “The Independent”. The album’s music has been featured on many popular TV shows, commercials, and films. In 2021 Five Times August began releasing a series of protest songs taking aim at COVID-era regulations. This is one of them.

    The painting (print) behind me is “Prince of Peace” by child prodigy, Akiane Kramarik, the only known binary genius in both realistic art and poetry. She painted this masterpiece at age eight in 2002. However, this painting has a remarkable story of being lost until 2019 when it was “resurrected” and reunited after lost 15 years. It is a captivating tale of disappointment, deception and deceit with the painting’s second coming as a gift to the world with the artist stating it represents Love, Unity and Peace.

    Guitargeezer-Jack replied 2 years, 2 months ago 6 Members · 9 Replies
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  • stevieblues

    January 16, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Hey Guitargeezer-Jack I’m having audio troubles tonight, so I couldn’t really hear the song very well. Hopefully I will get it straightened out soon and give it another listen.

    • Guitargeezer-Jack

      January 16, 2022 at 7:18 pm

      I’m getting the YouTube feed okay, but I have been having Spectrum connection problems all day possibly due to increment weather here. Let me know because I did have a hard time downloading this to TAC. Thanks @stevieblues.

  • Loraine

    January 16, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    New song for me. Well performed @Guitargeezer-Jack !

  • Moonhare

    January 17, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Played fine for me and sounding great. Reclaiming the acoustic guitar as the instrument of the protest song! 🤘😎🎸

  • CamCan

    January 17, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Heartfelt arrangement and I am with Moonhare celebrating a great sound and total performance!

  • Guitargeezer-Jack

    January 19, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Thanks @Marisa and @CamCan for your kind responses. This one was fun to work on.

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