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#1067302 - 08/05/08 12:28 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Manndrew Offline
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We just celebrated my daughter's wedding and had a fabulous time. Haven't had much opportunity to practice, but I hope to submit either "Crazy" or "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

If anyone is looking for a great band for a function I highly recommend "Clockwork" if you're in the New England area. They were exceptional. They have a website to check out their sample songs. They really made the whole evening unforgettable. PM me if you won't any other details.
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#1067303 - 08/05/08 12:40 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
TrapperJohn Offline
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Mark - you could bust your hand punching out the red light then you'll be playing one of those rare left-hand-only pieces in the next couple of Recitals (yes, there actualy are some).

csci - no waffling - that's for politicians only - and you don't want to sink that low!

Euan - this delicacy called "haggis" you keep extolling - is it best when served rare, medium or well done?; what wine goes with that? and is it available in the States or only in Scotland?

Also - does anyone have Monica's "magic code"? I'd like to substitute a Jerry Lee Lewis tune for her usual Einaudi selection in the recital - she needs to get away from those lovely, but mellow, New Age pieces and "rock" a little more now and then.

Regards, JF
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#1067304 - 08/05/08 12:52 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Monica K. Offline

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JohnFrank: \:D \:D

I have to say that I have once again been shamelessly abusing my admin privileges and listening to some of the pieces as they filter in, and all I will say is that this is going to be a fine recital indeed.

In fact, I liked Euan's piece so much I hunted down the sheet music and have been practicing it obsessively the last two days.
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#1067305 - 08/05/08 12:54 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Euan Morrison Offline
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Loc: Edinburgh
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Frank:

Euan - this delicacy called "haggis" you keep extolling - is it best when served rare, medium or well done?; what wine goes with that? and is it available in the States or only in Scotland?

Regards, JF [/b]
Hi JF,

Firstly, I don't have any personal photos from Loch Lomond (mentioned on the other thread). There are plenty on google, but I still think it looks nicer when you are there \:\)

As for haggis, you are better just following the instructions that come with it (it's not a single cut of meat, so it's more like "cook for x amount of minutes" rather than cooking to taste).

You might be interested to note that haggis might not be widely available - the US government put a ban on the traditional product due to some of the ingredients!

However, there are a couple here:
http://www.caledoniankitchen.com/catalog/
[although they are quite expensive!!]

If you do get one, just be sure to get some turnip and mashed potato to go with it ('neeps and tatties')

As for wine, probably something red and full-bodied. Or some malt whisky?

Good luck!
Euan.

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#1067306 - 08/05/08 12:59 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Euan Morrison Offline
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Loc: Edinburgh
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:

In fact, I liked Euan's piece so much I hunted down the sheet music and have been practicing it obsessively the last two days. [/b]
Well, if you fancy recording that one yourself (and follow JF's advice to ditch Einaudi, feel free.

I can get something else done in time. It's not exactly rocking like Jerry Lee, but you obviously like it very much!

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#1067307 - 08/05/08 01:06 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Monica K. Offline

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Oh no, Euan... there's no way I'd have it ready and up to tempo and Red Dot standards by the 15th. Besides, I don't want to give up my coveted #3 spot. \:D

Besides, I know how much JohnFrank is looking forward to my Einaudi piece and wouldn't want to let him down... :p
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#1067308 - 08/05/08 01:31 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Euan Morrison Offline
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Well, if you change your mind - I'm about to 'downgrade' my piece to the bar, so it's yours.

[You can alway "abuse" your admin powers and keep at position 3!]

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#1067309 - 08/05/08 02:16 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
DragonPianoPlayer Offline
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I believe that we have a Scottish Festival this coming weekend here in the Denver area. If you really want some haggis, you might be able to find some there. \:D
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#1067310 - 08/05/08 02:29 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
bluekeys Offline
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Get your haggis, right here! Chopped heart and lungs boiled in a wee sheep's stomach! Tastes as good as it sounds!
I hope I'm not disclosing any state secrets here, but I was watching some mindless TV the other day, and what should I hear, but that very quote. Like much of the wit and wisdom of our era, it's from The Simpsons. Groundskeeper Willie has a booth at a carnival where he is selling haggis for 50 cents and that's what he says.

Simpson\'s Script Link

My hat's off to Euan for taking a throw-away line from a TV show and creating one of the most memorable sig lines on PW!

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#1067311 - 08/05/08 03:19 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Rosanna Offline
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Loc: San Francisco Bay area
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:

I have to say that I have once again been shamelessly abusing my admin privileges and listening to some of the pieces as they filter in [/b]
Tssk, tssk.

And no fair! Can I report this to our moderators? \:\)
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#1067312 - 08/05/08 04:48 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Euan Morrison Offline
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Loc: Edinburgh
Bluekeys - very good, you got me! I should really give credit to G.Willie for such a good line, however!

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#1067313 - 08/05/08 05:43 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
bluekeys Offline
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Willie gets some of my favorite lines. Here is another:
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Brothers and sisters are natural enemies. Like Englishmen and Scots! Or Welshmen and Scots! Or Japanese and Scots! Or Scots and other Scots! Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!
And I'm allowed to say that. Here are my Coat of Arms and Tartan:


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#1067314 - 08/05/08 05:55 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
TrapperJohn Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 3601
Loc: Chocolatetown, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:

Besides, I know how much JohnFrank is looking forward to my Einaudi piece and wouldn't want to let him down... :p [/b]
Monica - I actually am looking forward to hearing your Einaudi piece in the Recital - don't let this get out but I'm really a "closet New Age fan" (have been ever since I heard some David Lanz stuff more than a decade ago, and some of the more recent offerings of Keiko Matsui) - and while Einaudi is certainly no Jerry Lee Lewis ;\) , he is very talented and listenable in his own right - and your previous interpretations of his work are exceptional in appeal and execution.

So, please don't accept Euan's offer - he seems far too anxious to "dump" the piece :p

Regards (and enjoy the haggis everyone!) JF
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#1067315 - 08/05/08 06:56 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Mark... Offline
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Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
JohnFrank: \:D \:D

I have to say that I have once again been shamelessly abusing my admin privileges and listening to some of the pieces as they filter in, and all I will say is that this is going to be a fine recital indeed.

[/b]
What is the record for submissions and are we going to top it this quarter?

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#1067316 - 08/05/08 08:18 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Rosanna Offline
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Bluekeys,
Wow, your tartan is EXACTLY the one on the kilt I wore for high school! What Clan is that?
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#1067317 - 08/05/08 08:29 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
IrishMak Offline
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Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 1614
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Rosanna:
Bluekeys,
Wow, your tartan is EXACTLY the one on the kilt I wore for high school! What Clan is that? [/b]
'Tis Davidson, no?
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#1067318 - 08/05/08 08:56 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
 Quote:
Originally posted by Mark...:
What is the record for submissions and are we going to top it this quarter? [/b]
The record is Recital #10, with 63 submissions. We currently have 32 with 9 days to go... I couldn't guess as to whether we'll beat it or not. On the one hand, it's summer, so maybe people have more time to fool around with the Red Dot. On the other hand, it's summer, so maybe people are too busy with vacation or back to school stuff. Maybe we should start a pool. I'll guess 65. \:D
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#1067319 - 08/05/08 10:05 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
bluekeys Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1337
 Quote:
Originally posted by IrishMak:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Rosanna:
Bluekeys,
Wow, your tartan is EXACTLY the one on the kilt I wore for high school! What Clan is that? [/b]
'Tis Davidson, no? [/b]
Aye! Looks like I've been unkilted. \:D But luckily my highland heritage comes from my mother's side, so my anonymity remains intact. ;\)

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#1067320 - 08/06/08 07:21 AM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
TrapperJohn Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
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Loc: Chocolatetown, USA
Rosanna - so as not to disappoint you (because I know you're counting on getting these from me) please consider this as your official "gentle nudge" of encouragement for submitting one of your always tasteful and well-executed selections to the upcoming 11th ABF Recital - you don't want to disappoint your fans (one of whom am I (is me?)) \:\)

Regards (with sincere entreaties), JF
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#1067321 - 08/06/08 09:24 AM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Frank:
don't let this get out but I'm really a "closet New Age fan" [/b]
hee hee... I knew it. I'm betting you have an 18" x 24" poster of Einaudi hung over your piano, too. \:D
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#1067322 - 08/06/08 10:04 AM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
IrishMak Offline
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Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 1614
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by bluekeys:
 Quote:
Originally posted by IrishMak:
['Tis Davidson, no? [/b]
Aye! Looks like I've been unkilted. \:D But luckily my highland heritage comes from my mother's side, so my anonymity remains intact. ;\) [/QB]
I know a Davidson who is quite proud of his Scots ancestry, so I've seen both arms and plaid many time! lol
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#1067323 - 08/06/08 10:08 AM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
TrapperJohn Offline
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Loc: Chocolatetown, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Frank:
don't let this get out but I'm really a "closet New Age fan" [/b]
hee hee... I knew it. I'm betting you have an 18" x 24" poster of Einaudi hung over your piano, too. \:D [/b]
Far better than that - it's of you in an enraptured state playing Einaudi :p - my inspiration! - just kidding, of course, but now that I mention it, I think just about everyone here in the Forums would just love to see that - can your husband or one of your kids (when they're not barfing) capture that for us?

Regards, JF
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#1067324 - 08/06/08 11:27 AM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Euan Morrison Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by John Frank:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Frank:
don't let this get out but I'm really a "closet New Age fan" [/b]
hee hee... I knew it. I'm betting you have an 18" x 24" poster of Einaudi hung over your piano, too. \:D [/b]
Far better than that - it's of you in an enraptured state playing Einaudi :p - my inspiration! - just kidding, of course, but now that I mention it, I think just about everyone here in the Forums would just love to see that - can your husband or one of your kids (when they're not barfing) capture that for us?

Regards, JF [/b]
I just burst out laughing at work whilst reading this.... \:D

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#1067325 - 08/06/08 02:59 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Rosanna Offline
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Loc: San Francisco Bay area
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Frank:
Rosanna - so as not to disappoint you (because I know you're counting on getting these from me) please consider this as your official "gentle nudge" of encouragement for submitting one of your always tasteful and well-executed selections to the upcoming 11th ABF Recital - you don't want to disappoint your fans (one of whom am I (is me?)) \:\)

Regards (with sincere entreaties), JF [/b]
John Frank,
I shall ignore you. \:\)

Frankly, I don't know if I will submit or not. I thought I would, but I still haven't gotten around to it. A poorly played piece will not only disappoint my fans (ha!), but it would tarnish my reputation, no? (double haha!)
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#1067326 - 08/06/08 04:28 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Lisztener Offline
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Rosanna,

As Dannylux (Mel) would say, participation is the most important feature of the recitals.

Please reconsider, we'll miss you, terribly, if you're not there.

Sincerely,

Lisztener
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#1067327 - 08/06/08 04:48 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Posts: 4269
Loc: Arizona.
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Frank:
don't let this get out but I'm really a "closet New Age fan" [/b]
hee hee... I knew it. I'm betting you have an 18" x 24" poster of Einaudi hung over your piano, too. \:D [/b]
Or at the very least the highly sought after 8x10 scented glossy of your truly!!.

Oh wait, he's a dude...never mind :p

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#1067328 - 08/06/08 05:07 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
mahlzeit Offline
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Rosanna, we all already know you play beautifully! So you can't keep more of that piano goodness away from us! \:\)
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#1067329 - 08/06/08 07:17 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
AnthonyB Offline
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How many first time recitalists are we up to?

I'm happily among that group this time.
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#1067330 - 08/06/08 08:38 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Rosanna Offline
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Malzeit, Lisztener,

Arrggh,I don't need more of you putting on the pressure! Did you come across my recent thread on dreading to go to the piano? We finally "diagnosed" that it's due to an unhealthy internal expectation that I put on myself. Now I have external pressure too. Geeezz!!! I got to go back to the shrink! \:D

(Thanks for your high regards for my playing. \:\) )
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#1067331 - 08/06/08 10:14 PM Re: The 11th World Famous ABF Recital...
Lisztener Offline
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Registered: 10/12/06
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Rosanna,

Have we succeeded in making a basket case out of you, yet? If not, we'll continue to apply the pressure, OK?

Could you stand yourself if you knew that not being in the recital would cause hundreds (perhaps multiple hundreds) to sob in sorrow because you failed to enter? Imagine the emotional pain and sorrow you could cause. \:\(

Confess all to your Doc. \:D

Emotionally,

Lisztener
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