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#2032140 - 02/12/13 09:46 PM Happy Birthday, Damon!
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Pianist Corner's favorite conservative and quipster!



Happy Birthday, Damon!
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#2032148 - 02/12/13 10:03 PM Re: Happy Birthday, Damon! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Happy b-day!
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#2032149 - 02/12/13 10:03 PM Re: Happy Birthday, Damon! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Happy Birthday, Damon.
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#2032152 - 02/12/13 10:06 PM Re: Happy Birthday, Damon! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
Pianist Corner's favorite conservative and quipster!

Well we agree on Franz Liszt.

Happy Birthday!
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#2032157 - 02/12/13 10:17 PM Re: Happy Birthday, Damon! [Re: argerichfan]
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Originally Posted By: argerichfan
Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
Pianist Corner's favorite conservative and quipster!

Well we agree on Franz Liszt.

Happy Birthday!


I thought he was your favorite conservative. ??? crazy
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#2032167 - 02/12/13 10:35 PM Re: Happy Birthday, Damon! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear

I thought he was your favorite conservative. ??? crazy

laugh , on this board perhaps! Though when I have my daily foray into the world of the Weekly Standard, I do sometimes wonder if Damon agrees with all of that? Fiscally there are usually thoughtful and important observations, but non-fiscally it is an alien world and sends me back to The Nation.
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#2032304 - 02/13/13 07:28 AM Re: Happy Birthday, Damon! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Unfortunately I forgot to take off work, so it became a normal day for me.

@argerichfan - I don't read the weekly standard, but if you subtract god from conservatism, you get me.

I did keep my birthday piano related and learned two "pop" songs for a gig this weekend. They are a bit easier than most classical pieces but the song "Locomotive Breath" did provide an exercise for my ear so I spent a couple of hours there. I managed to also practice some Liszt. (Beside a Spring) smile
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#2032337 - 02/13/13 08:32 AM Re: Happy Birthday, Damon! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Happy (belated) birthday, Damon! I always enjoy reading your posts, piano related or not. smile But I wish I could have heard your arrangement of "Locomotive Breath." The possibilities of it as a piano solo are intriguing. (Thunderous bass, definitely...)
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#2032588 - 02/13/13 05:06 PM Re: Happy Birthday, Damon! [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Happy (belated) birthday, Damon! I always enjoy reading your posts, piano related or not. smile But I wish I could have heard your arrangement of "Locomotive Breath." The possibilities of it as a piano solo are intriguing. (Thunderous bass, definitely...)


Thanks for the b-day wishes. I'm playing that song in the context of a rock band, not a piano solo, so except for the intro and the flute solo, it's just 5 chords repeated a lot. smile It's fun to pick out the notes without sheet music though. It may make a fun exercise to learn a classical piece entirely by ear.
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