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Offline Val

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I'm Ray!
« on: March 23, 2007, 05:13:18 PM »
Wish I was this bold and outspoken about my "homosexuality" when I was his age.  This new generation really is much luckier than mine...  Is it just an impression?  Perhaps.

Hey, I'm Ray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx8lcSGp-eU

Val
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Richard de Chazal
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http://www.danielnassoy.com/pages/galeries_portraits_2.html
Photography:
The word comes from the Greek words φως phos ("light"), and γραφίς graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or γραφή graphê, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines".

Offline cullens888

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 07:30:07 PM »
Wish I was too..  If I would have came out at that age, don`t guess I`d be typing this. Things were so one -sided when I was growing up. I grew up in the Bible Belt  and it was just wrong to feel that way.. I told my Dad and he told me I was going thru a phase all young men go thru and it would pass.. Still has`nt passed.. Don`t think it`s gonna... I am what I am  ::)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 07:47:22 PM »
Wish I was too..  If I would have came out at that age, don`t guess I`d be typing this. Things were so one -sided when I was growing up. I grew up in the Bible Belt  and it was just wrong to feel that way.. I told my Dad and he told me I was going thru a phase all young men go thru and it would pass.. Still has`nt passed.. Don`t think it`s gonna... I am what I am  ::)


I am what I Am    :)   Gloria Gaynor....

I am what I am - I am my own special creation.
So come take a look, give me the hook or the ovation.
It's my world
That I want to have a little pride in - my word,
And it's not a place I have to hide in
Life's not worth a damn, `til you can say:,I am what I am"

I am what I am, I don't want praise
I don't want pity - I bang my own drum,
some think it's noise, I think it's pretty.
And so what if I love each feather and each spangle,
Why not try and see things from a diff'rent angel?
Your life is a sham, `til you can shout out:,I am what I am"

I am what I am and what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck - sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.
It's one life and there's no return and no deposit:
One life, so it's time to open up your closet.
Life's not worth a damn `til you can shout out:,I am what I am"

I am what I am, am what I am needs no excuses.
I deal my own deck - sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.
It's one life, and there's no return and no deposit:
One life, so it's time
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline cullens888

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 07:57:46 PM »
How did you know what popped in my head when I typed that.  I`m impressed..Good Job... ::)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2007, 05:24:50 AM »
How did you know what popped in my head when I typed that.  I`m impressed..Good Job... ::)

You must be a semi-ole fart like myself !! :D   I was tring to find the Gloria Gaynor version of the song on you-tube, but couldn't find it !!  :)


Take care--------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline Val

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Arthus Bertrand
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/yann2/affichage.php?reference=TVDC%20YABFR084&pais=France
Ali Mahdavi
http://asyoudesireme.online.fr/index.htm
Richard de Chazal
http://www.richarddechazal.com/
Daniel Nassoy
http://www.danielnassoy.com/pages/galeries_portraits_2.html
Photography:
The word comes from the Greek words φως phos ("light"), and γραφίς graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or γραφή graphê, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines".

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2007, 07:05:45 AM »
 :) :)

Also found this rendition : (cute)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U0QOxDCCGE


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline Val

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2007, 04:25:09 PM »
Ray,
Christophe was one of the finalist of the French version of American Idol, called  Nouvelle Star, last year.  He got my vote when he interpreted another Frenchy's song:  Patrick Hernandez and   "Born to be alive".  His version was simply touching.

Born to be alive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLWMSytx1kw

Val
___
___
Arthus Bertrand
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/yann2/affichage.php?reference=TVDC%20YABFR084&pais=France
Ali Mahdavi
http://asyoudesireme.online.fr/index.htm
Richard de Chazal
http://www.richarddechazal.com/
Daniel Nassoy
http://www.danielnassoy.com/pages/galeries_portraits_2.html
Photography:
The word comes from the Greek words φως phos ("light"), and γραφίς graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or γραφή graphê, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines".

Offline BriGuyNY,NY

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2007, 05:55:12 PM »
Song/music written by Jerry Herman, sung by GG
I am what I Am    :)   Gloria Gaynor....

I am what I am - I am my own special creation.
So come take a look, give me the hook or the ovation.
It's my world
That I want to have a little pride in - my word,
And it's not a place I have to hide in
Life's not worth a damn, `til you can say:,I am what I am"

I am what I am, I don't want praise
I don't want pity - I bang my own drum,
some think it's noise, I think it's pretty.
And so what if I love each feather and each spangle,
Why not try and see things from a diff'rent angel?
Your life is a sham, `til you can shout out:,I am what I am"

I am what I am and what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck - sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.
It's one life and there's no return and no deposit:
One life, so it's time to open up your closet.
Life's not worth a damn `til you can shout out:,I am what I am"

I am what I am, am what I am needs no excuses.
I deal my own deck - sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.
It's one life, and there's no return and no deposit:
One life, so it's time

The strongest warrior, is the one who conquers himself....Aztec warrior

Dripping water hollows out a stone...Ovid

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2007, 03:00:28 AM »
Song/music written by Jerry Herman, sung by GG



Thanks for that clarification. Got to give credit where credit is due !!! ;)


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2007, 04:45:34 AM »
Ray,
Christophe was one of the finalist of the French version of American Idol, called  Nouvelle Star, last year.  He got my vote when he interpreted another Frenchy's song:  Patrick Hernandez and   "Born to be alive".  His version was simply touching.

Born to be alive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLWMSytx1kw

Val
___
___


Great song !! He certainly has the energy, and he's having fun !!!

For the original "Born to Be Alive :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-aI1Ch39ZU



Certainly brings back some memories !!!  :)





Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline Val

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2007, 03:28:14 AM »
Ray,
What do you think about this version?  John's version is one of my favourites.

John Barrowman   ---   I am what I am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdSszlp8aVQ


His website
http://www.johnbarrowman.net/portfolio/portfolioindex.html


Val
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« Last Edit: March 29, 2007, 04:00:16 AM by Val »
Arthus Bertrand
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/yann2/affichage.php?reference=TVDC%20YABFR084&pais=France
Ali Mahdavi
http://asyoudesireme.online.fr/index.htm
Richard de Chazal
http://www.richarddechazal.com/
Daniel Nassoy
http://www.danielnassoy.com/pages/galeries_portraits_2.html
Photography:
The word comes from the Greek words φως phos ("light"), and γραφίς graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or γραφή graphê, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines".

Offline Val

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2007, 03:39:19 AM »
And he's just extraordinary in his interpretation of the famous Maria song, from the West Side Story Musical.

John Barrowman   ---   Maria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKstOzP0yt0&mode=related&search=

Val
___
___
Arthus Bertrand
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/yann2/affichage.php?reference=TVDC%20YABFR084&pais=France
Ali Mahdavi
http://asyoudesireme.online.fr/index.htm
Richard de Chazal
http://www.richarddechazal.com/
Daniel Nassoy
http://www.danielnassoy.com/pages/galeries_portraits_2.html
Photography:
The word comes from the Greek words φως phos ("light"), and γραφίς graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or γραφή graphê, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines".

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm Ray!
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2007, 08:24:21 AM »
 :)


Very, very nice !!! Great voice, and such a good looking guy too !!!  :-*



Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

 


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