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#1032738 - 01/31/05 08:20 PM Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Scott Prell Offline
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Registered: 12/30/04
Posts: 101
Loc: Diamond Bar, CA
31 days down. Which Masters are still in? Here's a roll call for February:

Scott Prell -- Here
Brandon Prell (10 y.o.) -- Here
Nicole Prlel (8 y.o.) -- Here
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#1032739 - 01/31/05 08:44 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 484
Loc: los angeles
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Scott Prell -- Here
Brandon Prell (10 y.o.) -- Here
Nicole Prlel (8 y.o.) -- Here
Dgoddard2 -- Here
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#1032740 - 01/31/05 08:49 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
SusieQ Offline
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Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 301
Loc: Bellevue, Washington
Scott Prell -- Here
Brandon Prell (10 y.o.) -- Here
Nicole Prlel (8 y.o.) -- Here
Dgoddard2 -- Here
SusieQ -- Here

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#1032741 - 01/31/05 08:59 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
markjpcs --- Here
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#1032742 - 01/31/05 10:11 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Jerry Luke Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 969
Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
markjpcs-

It's only 10:00pm in Oregon and you've already removed the January List from the database! I have more time to log in and now I can't see my final standing for the month!! \:\(
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#1032743 - 01/31/05 10:17 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
markjpcs Offline


Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
it's a time zone thing!

it's automatic.

Patience please. I will have a month selector up soon.

Sorry bout that!
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#1032744 - 01/31/05 10:25 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Jerry Luke Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 969
Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
No problem, Mark. That's what I get for waiting until the last minute. \:\)

Thanks for your hard work.
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#1032745 - 02/01/05 04:36 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
AngelJade Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 67
Loc: Ontario, Canada
AngelJade is here!

\:\)
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#1032746 - 02/01/05 05:59 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
plays88skeys Offline
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Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 3091
Loc: Richmond, VA
plays is here and ready to make up for lost time
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#1032747 - 02/01/05 06:11 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
here and really focused.
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#1032748 - 02/01/05 06:22 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Cindy here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#1032749 - 02/01/05 06:29 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
mound Offline
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 782
Loc: Rochester, NY
I'm still in!
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#1032750 - 02/01/05 06:41 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
DaleH Offline
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Registered: 04/24/03
Posts: 49
Loc: Central Massachusetts
Yes, I'm still here.

Dale

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#1032751 - 02/01/05 07:51 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
ilikemozart Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 378
Loc: USA
Still here. Have to admit though, been away from the piano on occassion, but have been reading the Beethoven book by Maynard Solomon. Has anyone read it? Not exactly easy reading.

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#1032752 - 02/01/05 08:12 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
SAS Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 640
Loc: Austin, TX
I'm still here. I made it a whole month! Yippee!
Shelly

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#1032753 - 02/01/05 10:21 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
CHAS Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/03
Posts: 521
Loc: Ski Country of Colorado
Scott Prell -- Here
Brandon Prell (10 y.o.) -- Here
Nicole Prlel (8 y.o.) -- Here
Dgoddard2 -- Here
SusieQ -- Here
CHAS-- Here

This is great for me. What I lack in total time in my daily practice I make up for with a total void of talent.
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#1032754 - 02/01/05 10:33 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
jdsher Offline
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Registered: 02/20/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Plano, Texas
I'm out as of yesterday. That's what a 16 hour day at the office will do for you.
Jon
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#1032755 - 02/01/05 10:37 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Jerry Luke Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 969
Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
Just a reminder to those who are out of the MYOD contest, that we still have our month-by-month minutes practiced challenge going on. Log your time on the practice log database. \:\)
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#1032756 - 02/01/05 11:41 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
cathys Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/10/03
Posts: 917
Loc: Virginia
Still here!!

CathyS

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#1032757 - 02/01/05 11:56 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Here -of course!
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#1032758 - 02/01/05 12:57 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
tk Offline
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Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 695
Loc: Los Angeles County
Scott Prell -- Here
Brandon Prell (10 y.o.) -- Here
Nicole Prlel (8 y.o.) -- Here
Dgoddard2 -- Here
SusieQ -- Here
CHAS-- Here
markjpcs
Plays88skeys
apple
Cindysphinx
mound
DaleH
ilikemozart
SAS
cathys
teachum
tk

...are all "here"--as in, "still in" the MOYD contest. Is this correct? Did I miss someone?

BTW, I have to admit, that I am "still in" technically as of yesterday (Jan. 31). I haven't practiced yet today, so I could be off the list by this time tomorrow. Of course, I don't plan to be off the list, and expect to practice after I get home this evening!

Cheers!
tk

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#1032759 - 02/01/05 03:06 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
PattyP Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/07/04
Posts: 611
Loc: Texas
Still in, even with no piano in the house!


Scott Prell -- Here
Brandon Prell (10 y.o.) -- Here
Nicole Prlel (8 y.o.) -- Here
Dgoddard2 -- Here
SusieQ -- Here
CHAS-- Here
markjpcs
Plays88skeys
apple
Cindysphinx
mound
DaleH
ilikemozart
SAS
cathys
teachum
tk
PattyP
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#1032760 - 02/01/05 07:07 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Jon:

 Quote:
That's what a 16 hour day at the office will do for you.
Let's see . . .

:counts on fingers:

You arrive at the office at, oh, maybe 6 a.m. You leave the office at 10 p.m.

And the reason you can't practice is -- ?

Sorry, Jon. Nice practice streak, though!
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#1032761 - 02/01/05 07:09 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
classicalgirl Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 171
Loc: Illinois
 Quote:
Originally posted by PattyP:
Still in, even with no piano in the house!


[/b]
How do you do that?

I'm still in, as are my daughters. I may even use the database in February.

Scott Prell -- Here
Brandon Prell (10 y.o.) -- Here
Nicole Prlel (8 y.o.) -- Here
Dgoddard2 -- Here
SusieQ -- Here
CHAS-- Here
markjpcs
Plays88skeys
apple
Cindysphinx
mound
DaleH
ilikemozart
SAS
cathys
teachum
tk
PattyP
Classicalgirl
classicalgirl's daughter #1
classicalgirl's daughter #2
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#1032762 - 02/01/05 08:09 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Friday Offline
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Registered: 12/05/01
Posts: 405
Loc: South Bay, CA
I practiced today, so can I join in?
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#1032763 - 02/01/05 08:17 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
ClassicalGirl, you'd better hurry. Markjcps is already *stomping* me!

Friday, definitely!
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#1032764 - 02/01/05 09:04 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Gina deM Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/27/04
Posts: 18
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Count me in as well.

Gina

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#1032765 - 02/02/05 02:19 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Cryptkeeper Offline
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Registered: 03/29/04
Posts: 114
Loc: Belgium
Barely hanging in there. I don't know if I will make it through february.
I've also read that it's good that you rest a day so that all the practice you did can sink in (hint, hint...).
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#1032766 - 02/02/05 03:41 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Prophetic Offline
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Registered: 12/02/04
Posts: 98
Yes, I'm barely hanging in. I practiced my competition pieces and my hanon so I'm hoping this counts. Well, I read up on some composers from a book my teacher let me borrow too so, yup.

Prophetic - Here. \:\)

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#1032767 - 02/02/05 09:03 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Oooh! Some of you are trying to beat my butt, aren't you?
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#1032768 - 02/02/05 09:19 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
SAS Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 640
Loc: Austin, TX
No, just trying to keep your butt in sight. I'm not going to get much practice time in today, it's girls night out tonight, my once a month outing.

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#1032769 - 02/02/05 09:21 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Jerry Luke Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 969
Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
 Quote:
Originally posted by teachum:
Oooh! Some of you are trying to beat my butt, aren't you? [/b]
I made a screen print of this morning's totals which showed me ahead of you. \:D
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#1032770 - 02/02/05 09:31 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
dgoddard2 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 484
Loc: los angeles
 Quote:
Originally posted by SAS:
No, just trying to keep your butt in sight. [/b]
Every time I say something like this, I get slapped. . .

Doug
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#1032771 - 02/02/05 10:11 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Not anymore Jerry!!! Look again! I hadn't posted yesterday or this morning yet?

Don't worry dgoddard - I won't slap!
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#1032772 - 02/02/05 11:55 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
I am determined!

I am shooting for 2+ hours per day this month.

I have festival on March 5.

I have to go into a sound proof room with two judges.

Required piece is Mighty Avalanche and my Choice Piece is Chopin Prelude in E minor.

Must get a Superior Rating this year! I only got an Excellent this last year.

Katie has 5 superiors in a row and is going for her second gold cup this year!

I am so incredibly proud of her! Out teacher is starting her on Debussy's Children Corner this week!

http://www.nfmc-music.org/
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#1032773 - 02/02/05 12:30 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Good luck, Mark. Katie will love Children's Corner. The only one I have done is Golliwogg's Cakewalk and I love it. Need to bring that one back. Keep practicing!
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#1032774 - 02/02/05 09:37 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Man - I thought sure I'd catch up with Markjpcs tonight. HUbbie was gone until seven so I played all the time and what to my surprise - he's still ahead. I think it's WAR! I just wish all my practice would render me as accomplished as Markjpcs.
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#1032775 - 02/02/05 09:50 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
I'm on a mission teachum! ;\)

My plan is a bare minimum 2 hours per day until festival.

oooh! you are getting close though!
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#1032776 - 02/02/05 09:52 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
Maybe I will put the headphones on and practice on the clavinova! \:D
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#1032777 - 02/02/05 11:50 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
DuCamp Offline
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Registered: 11/02/04
Posts: 263
Loc: Mexico City
Here!

Scott Prell -- Here
Brandon Prell (10 y.o.) -- Here
Nicole Prlel (8 y.o.) -- Here
Dgoddard2 -- Here
SusieQ -- Here
CHAS-- Here
markjpcs
Plays88skeys
apple
Cindysphinx
mound
DaleH
ilikemozart
SAS
cathys
teachum
tk
PattyP
Classicalgirl
classicalgirl's daughter #1
classicalgirl's daughter #2
DuCamp
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#1032778 - 02/03/05 07:45 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Nina Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I'm trying to do this for the first time... took me a few minutes to figure out how to work things, but I'm now officially "on the board."

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#1032779 - 02/03/05 07:48 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Good lord!

Oh, I'm in trouble now! Nina's in the house, and she's moving up fast!

And here I have to go to Pottery Barn when I'd rather practice. \:\(
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#1032780 - 02/03/05 07:52 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
markjpcs Offline


Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
I could not sleep last night. Programmer's insomnia ;\)

Anyhoo, I actually did put the headphones on around 1:30 AM and practiced for 30 minutes!

I am on a roll baby!
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#1032781 - 02/03/05 08:13 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Man - you are obsessed! I'd get up and play except my hubbie would kill me. I don't have a CLAVINOVA!!!
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#1032782 - 02/03/05 08:19 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
I was pretty bummed last year when I didn't get a "superior" rating from the judges. My previous teacher did not emphasize phrasing and other required technical requirements enough to get me to that level. I did practice a lot and she told me that everything was great. It wasn't.

I want to make my new teacher proud. I want to have that sense of accomplishment and I also want Katie to be proud of her "old man". She brings an indescribable level of joy and pride to my heart and I need to return that.

I am getting way too emotional about this... \:\(
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#1032783 - 02/03/05 08:45 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Nina Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
 Quote:
Originally posted by markjpcs:
I am getting way too emotional about this... \:\( [/b]
No, you're not!

BTW, phrasing and all that is what separates really good pianists from technicians, IMHO. It's great that you're emphasizing it. A musical interpretation of a simple piece is FAR more accomplished and memorable than a lot of notes jammed into a tiny amount of time. Case in point: Horowitz' rendition of "Traumerei." Flawless technically, but the interpretation puts it into a magical realm.

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#1032784 - 02/03/05 08:49 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
If you want Katie to adore her old man, just buy her a pony! ;\)

Mark, your playing is phenomenal. You'll get that rating. And we'll have a little party to celebrate!
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#1032785 - 02/03/05 08:58 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Jerry Luke Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 969
Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
Dadgummit, I'm getting tromped! Even Cindy had me beat right out of the gate. I'm limping along finding it hard to see because of all the dust kicked up by everyone in front. \:\(

Well, 26 more days to go...
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#1032786 - 02/03/05 08:59 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
I'm a flash in the pan, Jerry. I'm just messing with your mind at this point, underming your confidence, destroying your resolve.

It's been fun! \:D
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#1032787 - 02/03/05 09:04 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 484
Loc: los angeles
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Luke:
Dadgummit, I'm getting tromped! Even Cindy had me beat right out of the gate. I'm limping along finding it hard to see because of all the dust kicked up by everyone in front. \:\(

Well, 26 more days to go... [/b]
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but it sure pays to bet on them.

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#1032788 - 02/03/05 11:04 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
tk Offline
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Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 695
Loc: Los Angeles County
As with Nina, I, too, am now officially "on the board" as of the 1st. Man! It's demoralizing to see my measly 70 hours total to markjpcs 500+! You are going to kick butt at that festival! (Can I say that?)

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#1032789 - 02/03/05 11:23 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
 Quote:
Originally posted by dgoddard2:
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but it sure pays to bet on them.

Doug [/b]
YEP!

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Like 30 minutes at a time say, 6 or more times per day! \:D
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#1032790 - 02/03/05 11:30 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
markb Offline
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Registered: 10/29/04
Posts: 2593
Loc: Maryland
markjpcs, what is this "festival" of which you speak?
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#1032791 - 02/03/05 11:34 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
markjpcs Offline


Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
Hi markb.

The National Federation of Music Clubs.

http://www.nfmc-music.org/
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#1032792 - 02/03/05 11:35 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Now excuse me, I have to go practice! ;\)
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#1032793 - 02/03/05 01:06 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Gee Whiz!! Here I am stuck in the office all day reading about how everyone is home practicing! I'm so lame!
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#1032794 - 02/03/05 01:54 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I'm not home, Jerry. But I have my old spinet in my room and I gulp down my lunch and run back to my classroom to practice for a few... I just work on little bits and pieces that need smoothing out. Hey guys - didn't we say that practice on a clavinova with headphones doesn't count? I thought we made that rule! \:D
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#1032795 - 02/03/05 01:59 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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real cute teachum!

I mean, I did have it on "Grand Piano" and everything!

You did say you were competitive! ;\)
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#1032796 - 02/03/05 02:10 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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No fair - I don't have a Clavinova that I can practice on in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!
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#1032797 - 02/03/05 02:41 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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tk - I think you mean "minutes" not "hours" Not even Mark and I could be that obsessive.
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#1032798 - 02/03/05 02:59 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I'm missing something here. I Didn't know we were supposed to keep a log on practice days. Anyway, I added my name since I haven't missed a day of practice since August 2003. Hope that's OK. I guess my forum obsession must be slipping .

Scott Prell -- Here
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#1032799 - 02/03/05 03:17 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Frank,

There are two challenges going on.

There's "Master of your domain," where you practice every day, even for a few minutes. There is no obligation to keep a log of any kind.

Then there's the 1680 minutes challenge. That's where people are using an on-line log to keep track of their cumulative practice time in February. It's a totally separate thing.

Feel free to join the 1680 people, but it's totally up to you.
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#1032800 - 02/03/05 03:21 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I just want you guys to know that when I buy another house and get my piano back, I am sooo going to be practicing more than my measly 20-45 minutes a day! Consider this fair warning to all the heavy-duty practicers (is that a word?). I'm gonna be breathing down your keyboard!

Having no piano in the house sucks big time!
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#1032801 - 02/03/05 03:29 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
ClassicalGirl, you'd better hurry. Markjcps is already *stomping* me!
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Cindy, just so you'll have someone you can stomp easily, I signed up and have entered my time for Feb. 1st.

Questions about entering information on the database:
1. Should I retroactively enter my January time?

2. What exactly are we including in our time on the database? Is it just time actually at the piano? I have been reading the Gieseking/Liemer Technique book as well as Seymour Fink's book on Technique (I'm not travelling, just doing it at home). Can I include that time?

3. I have also begun teaching my 8 yo son, but I'm not including that in my own time (although I am playing the teacher accompaniment along with him when his pieces have it).

4. I tried to enter comments/ notes (for my own use), but it wouldn't accept my entry unless I left that field blank. Is there a character limit in that field?

CG
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#1032802 - 02/03/05 04:02 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Good questions, CG.

1. If you know your January time, I think you could enter it.

2. I'm just thinking out loud on this one, so bear with me.

The database is divided into two sections. One, I presume, is for "practice" and the other is for study. I assumed that we're only counting toward the 1680 minutes time entered as "practice," which requires time logged on the bench.

Under that approach, reading a music theory book while lying in bed wouldn't cut it. Studying music theory on musictheory.net wouldn't count as "practice." Using a method book where you sit on the bench, read explanations and then learn whatever they are trying to teach you on the piano *would* count.

3. Time spent teaching a child wouldn't count, unless you are playing. This might be worth a few minutes of practice, so what the heck, log it!

4. Gotta defer on the tech question.

Anyone got a different understanding?
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#1032803 - 02/03/05 04:07 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
Using a method book where you sit on the bench, read explanations and then learn whatever they are trying to teach you on the piano *would* count.

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Woooohooooo! Now that I'm about to begin Alfred's Book 2, I'm gonna be smokin!
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#1032804 - 02/03/05 04:14 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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#1032805 - 02/03/05 05:16 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Never Mind.
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#1032806 - 02/03/05 05:20 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Aargh!
I quoted myself.

That wasn't what I was trying to do.

I am amazed at the things I find myself doing here.

Someday (I hope!) I'll get the hang of it.
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#1032807 - 02/03/05 06:04 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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teachum wrote:
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tk - I think you mean "minutes" not "hours" Not even Mark and I could be that obsessive.[/b]
Oh my! Of course I meant minutes! How silly of me! No one could do 500+ hours w/in the last three days. Although, markjpcs does seem very techinically minded... Perhaps he will figure out some sort of time travel device, and really WILL be able to do 500+ hours over three "days"!

\:\) tk

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#1032808 - 02/04/05 01:21 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Hey guys, count me out...
Nope, I didn't stop practicing! It's just that I entered the MOYD game cause I needed an extra push, and I realized today that this past week I've been practicing without worrying about the challenge and I actually feel the need to practic every day.
The effort was also paid yesterday when I was told that I'm part of my school's orchestra as a pianist, so I'm very happy! Thanks Cindy for this challenge and good luck to everyone \:\)
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#1032809 - 02/04/05 06:16 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Awesome, DuCamp! And congratulations!

Do check in with us from time to time, especially if you need a push.

Pushing we're good at!
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#1032810 - 02/07/05 05:27 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Still practicing, starting Grieg's Elfin March as soon as I get a copy (I am very stressed over this, I want the full lyric pieces but Henle doesn't make the full one and henle is 20% off at sheet music plus. :/). I want the piece because the recital is at the end of April and I don't have the piece yet and I'm 14, but the piece is for 15 year olds but my teacher thinks I can handle it since I sight read the Haydn Sonata in C (XVI:3). I may go in the older sight reading class as well. Busy, busy, busy.

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#1032811 - 02/23/05 07:16 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Cindy:

I'm out. American Idol got the best of me yesterday, dammit!

Good luck to the rest of you. Make us proud!
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#1032812 - 02/23/05 07:48 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Oh, Scott!

I think it was those PianoMagic people that did it to ya! \:D

Who do ya like of the American Idol people so far? I like Anwar Robinson (the male music teacher with the cool dreadlocks) and Nadia Turner:



Apparently, Nadia lost on "Star Search" some years back.
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#1032813 - 02/23/05 12:11 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Nadia rocks! She was one of only two or three that performed really well yesterday (IMHO, of course). It seemed like most of the contestants bombed this week, though the guys did a bit better than the girls, I thought. Some of the performances were downright painful! But, I give them all a lot of credit--I wouldn't have the nerve to do it myself!

Sorry to hear you are out, Scott. The darn show almost got me, too, but I was able to sneak in 25 minutes yesterday. Whew! I am determined to see the month of February through!

Cheers!
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#1032814 - 02/24/05 03:53 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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So, now that I am back in full health and feeling chipper and all that, I am really regreting my two days of sickness and being out of the masters contest. what was the original rule about illness? Is there someway I can still be in? (oh, this is so pathetic, now I'm groveling!!)

I am also considering giving in and using the database and entering the 1680 minutes contest too, assuming I can figure out how to keep track of my playing minutes. I assume break time is subtracted?

Anyway, here's me pathetically begging. What was the rule about sickness for MOYD?
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#1032815 - 02/24/05 08:14 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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You have to describe your symptoms in Great Gory Detail and then throw yourself on our collective mercy. Vertigo is good, vomiting is better, loss of consciousness is a stone-cold winner.

We've, uh, never declined an illness exemption.

But there's a first time for everything, so make it good!

Regarding the March hour-a-day challenge, just keep your minutes on a sticky and then enter them when you have a chance. Yes, you should subtract break time and other interruptions.
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#1032816 - 02/25/05 01:02 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Well, let's see... I practiced in the morning, and then I was teaching my evening lessons (english, not piano!) and I started to get dizzy and my throat was getting really sore. By the second lesson, I was in a total daze and was sounding all froggy, and I was dizzy and really couldn't talk by the third lesson, and had to cancel the 4th lesson. Went home and immediately went to bed (forgot to check my temp.) The next day I had a fever and no voice, as well as those body aches and pains that make anything other than being vertical impossible. Had to cancel school visits for that day, making some children who live way out on a loney sea coast even lonelier \:\(

My husband took me to the doc because, in addition to my throat, my ear was acting up (I tend to get ear infections when I catch a cold, so that was a big concern) Was told I had a nasty infection in my throat and that my ear drum was "collasped" but not fully in the danger zone yet. Was told not to talk because that would be a strain on my throat and would encourage germs/bacteria/whatever he said in Japanese to move more into my ear. Got some drugs and was told to go home and get back in bed, which I did. Slept as much as my painful throat would allow, and then before I knew it, without my getting to the piano or even opening a piano book, it was already the next day.

Canceled my lessons again since I still couldn't talk, making even more students even more lonely (and probably making some other teachers angry since they had to do more math or science lessons) Went in to work to make my lesson plans and have some meetings with other teachers. This was tricky because I still had no voice, so I had to "air" my words and use lots of memos. Still had a fever. The simple act of being up and about wore me out completely and I went home from work (almost got in a car accident because I think I was half-passed out) and immediately got back into bed. No piano. The day passed in a blur. The next day I was a little better and taught some lessons with my froggy voice, had the doc check my ear again (no change) and after work I finally practiced the piano, and then wrote a whiny post here on PW.

No vomiting, but fever and lots of body and throat pain... and I *had* to rest so that I would get better as quickly as possible to get back to work as soon as possible. And also to avoid another ear infection, which if you've ever had one as an adult, you will know that this is a very painful and dangerous thing to be avoided at all costs...

Well, if I am not getting the pity vote, I should at least get the "too much information" vote. Shouldn't I? Let me be back in!! Please!! Pretty please!!!
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#1032817 - 02/25/05 05:21 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Oh, man. A half-collapsed ear drum? A near-car accident.

Works for me. I vote for an exemption!

ShiroKuro, I'm curious. Do you speak Japanese, or was it the flu that made you not follow your doctor's statements?
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#1032818 - 02/25/05 06:36 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I vote for letting you back in; of course I'm easy and have a vested interest since I hope you'll think of me when considering my travel exception ;\)

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#1032819 - 02/25/05 06:38 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I agree. Exemption granted (can people who are "out" still vote?).

Good question, Cindy. I'm curious, too. ShiroKuro, your English is excellent. Are you Japanese, or just living there? \:\)
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#1032820 - 02/25/05 11:57 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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I vote she stays in too. Maybe those of us who are out can form a medical exemption committee and review all requests for MOYD medical leave and render a decision.

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#1032821 - 02/26/05 12:54 AM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Yeah, I'm in again. Thanks a lot everyone. And Cathy, looks like you're in too. whew, what a relief!

I do indeed speak Japanese (I am bilingual) but I am American (good thing my English is excellent! ;\) BTW my husband is Japanese.

Altho I studied Japanese in college, there are lots of Japanese vocabulary I learned after coming to Japan. In other words, I learned those words in Japanese, without an English translation (a lot of musical terminology was like that till I got a J-E musical dictionary) so some things I don't associate very closely with English words, and since I had a fever and was dizzy, I can't really remember what the doc said. Actually, the real problem is that, after all these years of ear troubles, I still don't understand what it is that causes it, is it a germ or bacteria or virus? Since I don't fully understand that distinction in English, I also don't understand it in Japanese.

Anyway, thanks for lettin' me back in!!!!
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#1032822 - 02/27/05 05:31 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Hi all -- I'm out.
We went on a roadtrip and I read my Chopin waltz up to our destination, then the next two days, got distracted in the great weather, and a nice hike. On our roadtrip home, I did ready my Chopin waltz, but there were those two days away from it.

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#1032823 - 02/27/05 05:57 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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#1032824 - 02/28/05 03:09 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Having surgery in the morning, March 1, for a bad rotator cuff. Maybe I can spend a bit at the piano before going to my "doom". Will be staying in the hospital overnight.

Don't think they will let me do left hand stuff if I carry my digital along.
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#1032825 - 02/28/05 08:20 PM Re: Masters, How's FEBRUARY Going? Roll Call...
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Hey CHAS - good luck with the surgery and hope you heal up fast!

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