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#1926452 - 07/13/12 07:36 PM What else do you like?
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Here it is, a Friday night, and I have been playing the piano and sitting at the computer on PW. 10 years ago, I would have been out somewhere there was good food and drink, but I have reached an age that I like to spend time at home. I just wonder what other hobbies our members have besides the obvious. My other interest at present is customized hot rod golf carts. Weird, maybe, but let's just see.
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#1926454 - 07/13/12 07:37 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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BTW, have to add this: I just got my Steinway coffee table book. Very happy. Have a Yamaha, but have a Steinway book. Am I nuts? Don't answer that!
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#1926455 - 07/13/12 07:38 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
Jonathan Alford Offline
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Riding my motorcycle.
Reading fiction novels.

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#1926457 - 07/13/12 07:42 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Jonathan Alford, I like that as well, but we've had a month of over 90 degree temps. Too damn hot to ride the bike. Once I clean the motorcycle, I hate to ride it, because it takes about 4 hours with a toothbrush and motorcycle jack to clean it again. BTW, my Harley is now 10 years old, and it has the original battery. I know that pretty soon I will be going somewhere and won't be coming back. LOL
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#1926459 - 07/13/12 07:55 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Reading, way too much TV.
Traveling...trying to get in at least one foreign trip per year plus short trips in the RV.
Water exercise in the warm water pool...the exercise part is for aging joints so is not too strenuous, but the warm water is absolute heaven. smile
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#1926460 - 07/13/12 08:01 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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I restore antique slot machines, jukeboxes, music boxes and Victrolas.

My house is like a mini-museum!











Edited by Steve Cohen (07/13/12 08:08 PM)
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#1926464 - 07/13/12 08:10 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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I have a comic book store and just got the latest edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide this week, so I am looking over it eagerly. Also watching the Yankees start the second half of the season.
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#1926466 - 07/13/12 08:13 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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I always thought it would be cool to have a Victor Talking Machine. nice collection, Steve.

I do a lot of hiking, backpacking and rock climbing. Not so much climbing anymore, I worry about my hands now!
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#1926467 - 07/13/12 08:21 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Things I have studied, hobbied, do around the house, when not studying piano...

make cheeses (Camembert, Gouda, Cheddars, Stilton, Edam)
brew beers (5 gallon batches; stouts, ales, pils, lambieks, kolsches)
draw my own comic (write/pencil/letter/ink/publish)
write novels, textbooks, non-fictions (12 so far)
write movie scripts/TV scripts
garden
study sartorial matters
study German (am intermediate)
study Japanese (still quite rudimentary)
shoot and clean my collection of handguns
do woodwork, plumbing, electric work
read tons of books

...or sleep.
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#1926472 - 07/13/12 08:47 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Interesting thread…

Other than music and my pianos, I’ve been interested in different things over the years. I’ve restored a few old farm tractors and pick-up-trucks over the years. Of course pianos are a lot less dirty, greasy and heavy. smile

I currently have a small heard of South African Boer goats that occupy some of what little spare time I have.

For the last 3 or 4 years I’ve been on a regular exercise routine and have lost about 50 pounds. I feel better and look better than I have in years. My exercising has become an important part of my weekly routine, and I hope I can keep it up the rest of my life.

I want a motorcycle, but my wife, who is severely disabled, my 77 year old mom, and my two grown sons are not at all supportive. I did a little research and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to be killed or injured in a motorcycle accident than an automobile accident. Ouch! Plus, the vast majority of those killed or injured on a motorcycle are over 50 years old. So, I haven’t come to a firm decision on that one.

But, I always have liked to flirt with danger just a little… laugh

Rick

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#1926473 - 07/13/12 08:58 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: Steve Cohen]
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Steve Cohen, Very impressive collection! I have a '58 Seeburg 200 at home, not worth much, but your tabletop WurliTzer is spectacular. That's a great collection! The original stand is awesome.


Edited by thetandyman (07/13/12 09:03 PM)
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#1926475 - 07/13/12 09:00 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: Rusty Fortysome]
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Rusty Fortysome, Make cheese and Beer? and shoot guns? Can I come over to play?
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#1926476 - 07/13/12 09:02 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: Rickster]
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Goats? You win the prize, Rick. BTW, thanks for the info on motorcyclists over 50 that are in accidents. I'm 57. Gonna sleep well tonight! HAH!
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#1926478 - 07/13/12 09:09 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Chopinlover, did you read the recent news article about the attic collection recently found that contained a Honus Wagner? Estimated 3 million dollar collection! All my attic contains are RATS and BATS!
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#1926490 - 07/13/12 10:15 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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I ride my bicycle and also have a thing about quality tea. Those are my pastimes.

When my Mason CC2 and custom Rivendell bicycle arrived within the same month, I believed I could die a happy man! smile

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#1926499 - 07/13/12 10:54 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Well, as I write this, I have an oxtail reduction simmering. It is to be made into an aspic tomorrow. And, my model RR is active and providing visual interest while I compose this response.

My piano experience is a daytime activity.

Oh, and I am addicted to eBay.
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#1926520 - 07/14/12 12:39 AM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Studebakers
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#1926541 - 07/14/12 03:11 AM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Sports Cars ( i have a 2-seat roadster btw ).. Carving the canyons when i can in my car.. exercising (used to be really into this). Non-fiction books. lets see...NBA games, Tennis (love Rafa, but Djokovic is deadly)..

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#1926660 - 07/14/12 10:57 AM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
Steve Cohen Offline
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Originally Posted By: thetandyman
Steve Cohen, Very impressive collection! I have a '58 Seeburg 200 at home, not worth much, but your tabletop WurliTzer is spectacular. That's a great collection! The original stand is awesome.


The items I posted pictures of comprise a small part of my collection. All-in-all I have about 60 units. Each one was acquired in very poor condition and I restored them to like-new.

Yes....I have a LOT of hours in that work!!!

PM me for more details.
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#1926691 - 07/14/12 12:46 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Oh, and I am addicted to eBay.


Ah, if I didn't miss something, only Marty among us has been honest enough to confess to (perhaps too much) time on the computer. smile
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#1926695 - 07/14/12 12:51 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: Steve Cohen]
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I collect old robots, early tube and transistor radios and old clocks(I especially like my cuckoo clocks).
I didn't want to leave out old fountain pens, and Yixing teapots.
I collect (and drink) everyday quality, estate, varietal and vintage teas, some quite old. Teas from all over the world are one of the most affordable luxury items that I know of. A real bargain.
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#1926732 - 07/14/12 02:27 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: Sharp]
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Sharp, I'm a big tea fan too. I'm in a small group that meet here in NYC to drink together. We have had various sheng puers, some quite old, aged oolongs, wuyi's, etc. Actually, it's time to do some buying again...we should talk.
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#1927305 - 07/15/12 11:18 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Sharp, I forgot that I have a few different Jefferson clocks and have a storage warehouse half full of 50's-60's vintage hi-fi and early stereo equipment. I no longer want it to clutter my house and need to get it on Ebay one of these days. For some, there comes a time when it's better to divest rather than add to, you know. BTW, concerning quality tea, would Canadian Club be in the running?
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#1927600 - 07/16/12 03:56 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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My interests are many, in fact, so many that I am sometimes neglecting my piano. But I love going to the theatre, the concert hall and the opera. I travel abroad once or twice a year to get away from it all, and as soon as I come home again, very much time is spent in the garden among the roses and other plants. I cook up nice dishes in the kitchen and make cozy dinner parties, and then there is the art collection. Going to auctions is more exciting than climbing tall buildings, the discovery of something I want and then the wait for the bidding to start. The closer it gets to the price I can afford, the faster the heart beats, and when I am overbid, it is such a disappointment, it's like being a child again and losing a game. But, there is always another auction.... I now have over 40 works of art at home. Gotta buy some more walls. My friends tell me that the house looks like a f&%$#@&g museum. Oh well, I guess it could be a lot worse.....


Edited by ChatNoir (07/16/12 03:57 PM)
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#1928303 - 07/17/12 11:33 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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I restore grand pianos, but I also restore sports cars (Lotus and Jaguar), motorcycles (asian and American), boats both power and sail and audio equipment. I'm thinking of building a house from scratch. The fun never ends. If I get bored, there's always the grandkids.

The joy of my life is making music with my soprano wife.There can never be enough Strauss lieder and we're working through the 4 Last Songs again which is a great thing. The older we get the more introspective they get.

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#1928348 - 07/18/12 02:25 AM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Love riding my Motorcycle. Love fly fishing.
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#1929278 - 07/19/12 08:24 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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After Ricksters post on motorcycle accidents for the over 50 crowd, I ride with trepidation. Give you an example, my 2002 Harley Firefighter Road King, just turned 6000 miles. I'm still wary of riding. My hair is gray!
Also Jon Pels, your intereststs are very similar to mine. I certainly appreciate all the responses to this post, makes me feel, once again, that piano lovers are more sophisticated than the "Average Bear" I'm honored to be a member of this great site.
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#1929328 - 07/19/12 11:12 PM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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Originally Posted By: thetandyman
Give you an example, my 2002 Harley Firefighter Road King, just turned 6000 miles.


WOW you need to ride more!!!!! I put on 4000 miles since last May. 14 months that is.

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#1929432 - 07/20/12 03:59 AM Re: What else do you like? [Re: Rod Verhnjak]
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So, when I first joined some years ago, this question was posed, and I remember my answer created quite a stir. So, suffice it to say, I have a lawsuit pending against MGM because I feel they stole the most recent rendition of James Bond from my day-to-day life. :P

Of course, I am kidding. Or am I?

I am a highly competitive martial artist.

I am former military.

I am a sharpshooter, competitive for 3 years.

I thoroughly enjoy working out (because now it is for fun and not for "training" haha).

I used to enjoy writing (meaning, of course, that I am trying to publish something I wrote).

I also now enjoy making recordings of my playing to hear how far I've slipped since I used to play somewhat more seriously. (I was, unfortunately, never very serious, which I fear gave my teacher at the time more gray hairs than he deserved.)


In light of the above growing list, I shall say that I have very eclectic albeit active tastes. Would be happy to discuss it more, so long as I don't bore anyone. smile
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#1929625 - 07/20/12 11:07 AM Re: What else do you like? [Re: thetandyman]
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I like teaching and learning, riding my bicycle, and drinking beer.
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