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#922795 - 01/05/05 05:42 PM ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Calling all Southern California Piano World Members and Music lovers!

The Third Annual Bodacious Piano Party Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, January 22nd, 6 pm at the lovely home of member Jackie Ashman in San Juan Capistrano. Some of you may be aware she is the proud owner of a Petrof grand.

This year, our special Guest of Honor is our own webmaster, Frank Baxter!

Please join us! Share piano music and great food (it's pot-luck!). Meet new friends! Encounter familiar ones! And come meet Frank. He will be coming directly from the NAMM Convention to attend.

Our invitation is also for the many vendors, dealers and other professionals who are expected to attend NAMM. Get away from Anaheim and come down to SJC to party! [Hi Norbert!]

The traditional highlight of our parties is the Piano Pile-up under the piano.

Please RSVP to Penny or me via email, and we will send you the location plus driving directions.

Joy: joychu@adelphia.net
Penny: thetylerco@cox.net

Be there or be square.

Cordially,

Joy

\:\)

PS: Here are highlights of last year's get-together:

2004 So Cal NAMM Piano Party

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#922796 - 01/05/05 06:59 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
kenny Offline
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Yippiee a party!

Joy, as you know, I have a previous obligation.
But if I can make it I'll come late.
How late do you think will it last?

Oh, and for the 2 or 3 here who don't know, Frank is the guy who owns this here Pianoworld.

We owe him a big debt of gratitude.

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#922797 - 01/05/05 09:09 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Penny Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Well, last year, I couldn't kick Niles and Norbert out until after midnight! ;\) So, no matter how late you're running, Kenny, we expect to see you!

penny

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#922798 - 01/05/05 09:55 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Friday Offline
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Registered: 12/05/01
Posts: 405
Loc: South Bay, CA
Oh MAN!

I tried to get another week-end, but it's the only time that works best...we have friends coming in from New Orleans...

So, have fun everybody.

Save a space for me under the piano... \:\( \:\(
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#922799 - 01/05/05 09:58 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Friday Offline
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Loc: South Bay, CA
Hey, Kenny!

We'll see you at LMU.
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#922800 - 01/05/05 11:50 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Briguy65 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 285
Loc: So California
I should be able to make this party -- I'll email Penny for instructions on how to get there \:\) I will try to bring a dessert or perhaps something else if I'm not working that day \:\)

Brian

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#922801 - 01/06/05 07:24 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
kenny Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Friday:
Hey, Kenny!

We'll see you at LMU. [/b]
Cool.

I'm not kidding this is going to be a killer concert.
See my Recital Announcement thread for details.

Hey Penny, maybe I can convince some of Wojciech's students to tag along to the party.
I'd really love to hear Rocco on the Petrof.
Remember him?

BTW my former obligation is my Piano Teacher's Annual Student Recital earlier that same evening. \:\(
About 10 students take turns at getting vibrato out of a Steinway D. \:o

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#922802 - 01/06/05 08:59 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
jlashman Offline
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Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 24
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Hi Kenny,
Please do convince some of the students to come along--we have tons of room so the more, the merrier!
Hope you enjoy the recital and the LMU campus--I'm a Loyola grad so if you've never been there, I know you'll love it...it's a great place \:\)

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#922803 - 01/06/05 11:00 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 550
Loc: Encinitas, CA
Kenny,

Yes, yes, yes! Bring your student colleagues and your teacher along. They are a superlative group!

I've noticed that the party tends to go in waves, with groups entering/exiting throughout the course of the evening. Your group would be the third wave, I reckon!
\:\)

Everyone: Here are scenes from past Piano Parties featuring the So Cal group:

Kenny\'s party, page 1

Kenny\'s party, page 2

JohnC\'s Piano Party


I can hear the music and smell the goodies now....

Joy

\:D :p \:\)

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#922804 - 01/06/05 11:03 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
neciebuggs Offline
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Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 620
Loc: Chula Vista
Oh please Keep me in mind next year!!!!!! I fly out house hunting Feb. 16...... I wish i had a group from here in Va Beach! :-/ All these gatherings!! I wanna go!!

I will arrive in San Diego to stay around August 1.
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#922805 - 01/06/05 08:18 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Penny Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Of course, Necie!

and bump!

penny

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#922806 - 01/08/05 07:40 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Piano World Offline



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Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Now if you could just do something about the weather:-)

I just got back from 6 days in southern Florida (a gift from my sister). It averaged 80 degrees and sunny the whole time.
Came back to ice and snow.

Was looking forward to some more sun and warmth.
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#922807 - 01/08/05 01:47 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Loc: Encinitas, CA
Frank,

We are having days and days of rain at the moment.

As of today, meteorologists are predicting Santa Ana conditions -- warm, and very dry -- by the time NAMM rolls around.

Fine conditions to party by!

Cheers,

Joy


\:\)

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#922808 - 01/10/05 09:33 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Dirk Offline
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Registered: 12/18/04
Posts: 59
How far is this party from Anaheim? Me and the other trolls like the pile up thing....

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#922809 - 01/10/05 10:31 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
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Loc: Encinitas, CA
Dirk,

Approximately 26 minutes south of the Convention Center -- provided the rains stop and the traffic gods are in a good mood.

Joy

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#922810 - 01/10/05 07:38 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Rick Clark Offline
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Loc: North County San Diego CA
Ooga Booga
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#922811 - 01/10/05 07:45 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9406
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Rick,

Please stop talking over our heads.
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#922812 - 01/12/05 05:00 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Samejame Offline
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Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 808
Loc: NL, Canada
BTW, how are all you Capistranians faring with the rains. Are any of you affected by the mudslides I've seen on TV? Seen some horrific video clips, and thought of you guys right away. Hope all is well...

Have fun with the party, and post pics.

Jamie
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#922813 - 01/12/05 07:45 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Penny Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
We're drying out. Finally. We even had some rain last night. Ugh! San Juan Creek threatened to overflow (downstream from me, closer to the beach), and I saw all sorts of helicopters yesterday morning hovering near my foster kid's school, but I don't think it did. I guess there was some sort of voluntary evacuation. The authorities were just being cautious.

penny

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#922814 - 01/12/05 08:20 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 550
Loc: Encinitas, CA
Jamie!

How nice to see you!

It's sparkling from the wetness and the sun is shining. Finally! But it's unseasonably chilly -- perhaps like an early autumn day in your area.

It will be good not to see any more overturned cars on the roads. It was becoming a daily sighting.

Wish you and yours could be at our Party.

Cheers,

Joy

\:\)

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#922815 - 01/14/05 05:36 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
SWCovington Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 83
Loc: Houston
Hello all-

I spoke with Jackie this week. For some reason, I knew she owned a lovely Petrof piano. I have a function Saturday evening but am ditching it to finally meet some of you guys. The curiosity is killing me.

I'm looking forward to it...and even more forward to meeting a family who would open their home to a bunch of "potential" internet psychos.

See you there-

Scott
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#922816 - 01/14/05 10:25 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
ragtimebg Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 180
Loc: California
Actually, there don't seem to be that many internet psychos here...obsessive compulsive piano crazies, yes....I'll be there if I can sneak out of the house.

Bruce
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#922817 - 01/15/05 03:28 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Penny Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
It would be excellent to hear some ragtime! I think the only one who ever has offered up some is Steve Miller's daughter.

penny

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#922818 - 01/17/05 02:53 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 550
Loc: Encinitas, CA
Greetings Piano Party Folks,

We've gotten a terrific response so far!

Our Party Committee has an important question for the So Cal Party People (this is NOT addressed to all the out-of-town folks who are in for NAMM, our guests):

What pot-luck dish will you be bringing?[/b]

We are seeking a well-rounded panoply of delights of all types.

Please post your dish here. This will help us figure out what food or beverage gaps need filling.


Cheers,

Joy

\:\)

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#922819 - 01/17/05 08:58 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 550
Loc: Encinitas, CA
As of this writing, I'm thinking

:p Dumplings with dipping sauce

:p Sesame noodle salad with Chinese chives


Joy

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#922820 - 01/19/05 11:06 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
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Registered: 11/06/02
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Loc: Boulder, Colorado
OK OK....

I just got word for the local Dialysis clinic where I'll be going, and got confirmations on my times (finally...).

It look like....

*drum roll*


I'll be attending! \:\)

I know I know... not that exciting.

I hope it's ok that I will be empty handed.
I mean, I could always pick up some KFC on the way, but with Joy preparing dumplings I think it might get me kicked out!

Anyway, I'm leaving here in a few short hours... I'll plan on seeing you all Saturday!
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#922821 - 01/19/05 11:43 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
jlashman Offline
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Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 24
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Don't worry about not bringing anything--we don't expect a thing from anybody coming from out of town...we're just glad that you'll be able to make it...see you then!
Jackie

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#922822 - 01/19/05 02:39 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Piano World Offline



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Hey,

Any chance anyone attending the party is coming from somewhere near the convention?

I'd rather not rent a car and get lost if I can avoid it.
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#922823 - 01/20/05 12:20 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
KlavierBauer Offline
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Loc: Boulder, Colorado
Let me know if nothing comes up.
I might be able to get you there (could probably pick you up on my way there from dialysis), but afterwards I'll be heading to the airport to pick up my wife, so I won't be heading back this way for a bit.

Anyway.... let me know if getting you there is helpful, or if nothing else comes up. I'll do whatever I can \:\)
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#922824 - 01/20/05 06:46 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
Hey,

Any chance anyone attending the party is coming from somewhere near the convention?

I'd rather not rent a car and get lost if I can avoid it. [/b]
I'll be at a meeting in LA which gets out at 3:30, and I'll be driving south to the party after that, stopping in Laguna Woods on the way down to pick up a dessert. I have to leave about 8:15, though, to catch a flight back to Chicago. I could pick you up on my way south if you want. I'll PM you my cell phone number, and I check my e-mail several times a day.
Jim
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