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#922825 - 01/20/05 06:35 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Penny Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
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Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Woo-hoo! This sounds like the best party EVER!!!!

penny

p.s. I'm bring teriyaki salmon skewers

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#922826 - 01/20/05 06:46 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
KlavierBauer Offline
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Registered: 11/06/02
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Loc: Boulder, Colorado
I had no idea Palindrome was going to be there! \:\)

now I KNOW it will be the best!
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#922827 - 01/21/05 10:20 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
You'll enjoy many of the other attendees, I'm sure. We've had a wonderful response. Great people are coming.


I'm so excited!


Joy

\:\)

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#922828 - 01/21/05 08:21 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
SWCovington Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 83
Loc: Houston
Hey all-

Had a great day at the NAMM show today. Around 1:30 PM was called to come home. My wife is having emergency surgery Monday to remove her gall bladder. She will be fine, she's much better tonight than she was last night and this morning.

However, obviously I can't make the party.

I'm counting on someone to take pictures and email them. I'm very upset about not meeting the Ashmans and the other folks at the party.

Have a great time and I look forward to hearing and seeing what I'm missing.

Best to you all-

Scott
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#922829 - 01/21/05 08:44 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
KlavierBauer Offline
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Well, I'm going to take pictures while I'm there (assuming I remember to).

So you're welcome to any I take! \:\)

Best wishes for your wife also... I wish her a speedy recovery
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#922830 - 01/22/05 12:11 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
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Loc: Encinitas, CA
This promises to be a most unique Piano Party!

- - - - -

The rest of you: Send email to me, Jackie or Penny if you need driving directions and location.

See you there,

Joy

;\)

John de Lurker, where are you?

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#922831 - 01/22/05 02:51 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Rich Galassini Offline
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Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
See y'all in a few hours. \:\)
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#922832 - 01/22/05 02:54 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Norbert Offline
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Last year when I finally made it to the party - after almost getting lost few times - not everybody I wanted to meet was there as promised before....

This year when I can't[/b] make it - everybody's there!!

SHEESH!!

norbert
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#922833 - 01/22/05 02:57 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
JohnC Offline
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Loc: Lower Left Coast
Get your butt down there Norbert! ;\)

I can provide a ride from the convention center if anyone is in need. PM me for cell phone. Or ask Frank if you see him. He has my number.
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#922834 - 01/22/05 06:08 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
KlavierBauer Offline
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will everyone have T-Shirts with their avatars? I don't know if I will recognize all of you with SN's alone! \:\)
see you in a couple of hours!
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#922835 - 01/22/05 06:13 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Norbert Offline
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Word's out that someone's mistaking this as a skinny-dipping party!! \:D

Apparently there's a surprise guest showing up in....ahem...nothing!

Or next to....

At least while you guys are having a mighty good time down there, I can start a few more juicy rumours up here[/b] .......hehe

norbert :p
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#922836 - 01/22/05 08:15 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
ivorythumper Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 1730
Loc: The Great American Southwest
So is anyone going to record it for the rest of us who can't be there????????
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#922837 - 01/22/05 11:52 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
JohnC Offline
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Registered: 03/10/02
Posts: 1672
Loc: Lower Left Coast
 Quote:
Originally posted by ivorythumper:
So is anyone going to record it for the rest of us who can't be there???????? [/b]
Dude, it's a party, not a recital. What happens there stays there. \:D
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#922838 - 01/23/05 03:38 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Briguy65 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 285
Loc: So California
Yay --
I'm the first person to post about the party -- I'd say it was a great success, and the people I met was like a who's who of the piano forum. Starting, in no particular order, I met... Frank Baxter, Steve Cohen, Angelino Jazzer, Ori Bukai (kinda ironic but he's a great pianist as well), Rich Galassini, Del Fandrich, Jonathan Finger, Larry Fine (yup yup), Rick Clark, Joy Chu, JohnC, Kenny (unkilled), Palindrome, Penny, and many others who don't post but showed up to enjoy an evening of piano, talk, and celebration. Oh and also magic, Steve Cohen doesn't have to sell many pianos because he can turn a dollar into a 2 dollar bill!!!!

I didn't bring a camera but there were many pictures taken. Including the under the piano picture at JLashman's very luxurious house. Unfortunately most everyone had left by that time, but I was able to get under the piano with people like Frank Baxter!

I'm sure others will post pictures when they are awake and I hope that all of you who had to go back to the frigid East Coast arrive safely and are able to evade all of that snow. Those poor people were forced to suffer 4 days here with weather in the 70s. It was easy to tell that the lack of wind chill was really bothering them ;\)

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#922839 - 01/23/05 04:00 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
RKVS1 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 3192
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
I'm glad Palindrome's January schedule worked out the way it did. Several of us met him in Chicago and now you guys got to meet him out there.

Bob ... waiting for a deluge of oversized photos. \:\)

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#922840 - 01/23/05 06:34 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Axtremus Offline
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Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 6162
 Quote:
Briguy65 wrote:

Frank Baxter, Steve Cohen, Angelino Jazzer, Ori Bukai (kinda ironic but he's a great pianist as well), Rich Galassini, Del Fandrich, Jonathan Finger, Larry Fine (yup yup), ...
Whao! The host of the party has become the power broker of the piano industry. \:D
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#922841 - 01/23/05 07:38 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
JohnC Offline
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Registered: 03/10/02
Posts: 1672
Loc: Lower Left Coast
 Quote:
Originally posted by RKVS1:
I'm glad Palindrome's January schedule worked out the way it did. Several of us met him in Chicago and now you guys got to meet him out there.

Bob ... waiting for a deluge of oversized photos. \:\) [/b]
Bob, a few of us met Palindrome a couple of years ago when he snuck out here on a business trip.

I'm afraid most of the oversized photos would be of me! But Joy should have something to post when she has a chance. \:\)
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#922842 - 01/23/05 08:39 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
GearHead Offline
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Registered: 09/25/03
Posts: 91
Loc: Southern California
 Quote:
Originally posted by Briguy65:
Yay --
I'm the first person to post about the party -- I'd say it was a great success, and the people I met was like a who's who of the piano forum. Starting, in no particular order, I met... Frank Baxter, Steve Cohen, Angelino Jazzer, Ori Bukai (kinda ironic but he's a great pianist as well), Rich Galassini, Del Fandrich, Jonathan Finger, Larry Fine (yup yup), Rick Clark, Joy Chu, JohnC, Kenny (unkilled), Palindrome, Penny, and many others who don't post but showed up to enjoy an evening of piano, talk, and celebration. Oh and also magic, Steve Cohen doesn't have to sell many pianos because he can turn a dollar into a 2 dollar bill!!!!

I didn't bring a camera but there were many pictures taken. Including the under the piano picture at JLashman's very luxurious house. Unfortunately most everyone had left by that time, but I was able to get under the piano with people like Frank Baxter!

I'm sure others will post pictures when they are awake and I hope that all of you who had to go back to the frigid East Coast arrive safely and are able to evade all of that snow. Those poor people were forced to suffer 4 days here with weather in the 70s. It was easy to tell that the lack of wind chill was really bothering them ;\) [/b]
IMHO, special mention to Jackie (JLashman) & her husband, for being such wonderful gracious host AND Joy and Penny for putting this together.

Without them, this piano party may not have happened.

Last but not least, special mention to Larry (Fine); BTW, thanks for reminding me that I am crazy to be reading your book everynight; and Frank B. Both of you are instrumental in getting many of us rekindle the love for music and piano. I sincerely believe your presence meant alot to us.

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#922843 - 01/23/05 10:38 AM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Rich Galassini Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9130
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
It was a pretty terrific evening, for sure. I enjoyed seeing old friends (Rick and I figured we've known each other for over a decade now - geez we're getting old) and I enjoyed meeting new ones as well.

BTW, gearhead praised Ori's playing, but he did a great job as well. I look forward to seeing some good pics go up soon, and i apologize that I had to leave so early - but planes don't wait for piano parties to end.........at least..... not yet. ;\)
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#922844 - 01/23/05 12:29 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Tom--K Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 5934
Somebody going to post some pictures already?

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#922845 - 01/23/05 12:30 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
kenny Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 7051
I arrived late since I had a previous engagement.
I rushed to get there as early as I could (even got a measly 42 MPG driving 70 MPH up hills ).
Unfortunately I missed several people I was looking forward to meeting. \:\(
But on the other hand it was a pleasure to meet the few faces that were new to me.
Many thanks to Jackie and her hubbie for hosting; what a lovely home, and Piano!
I really loved the action.
But it was hard to hear.
Unlike many other parties where people for the most part hushed up when people played there were so many PW celebrities that the chatter was non stop and spirited.

Penny, your teriyaki skewered salmon thingies that jutted out of the scalloped cantaloupe (resembling a retro chandelier from 1962) stole the buffet for me.


But most of all it was great to recognize our guest of honor Frank!

Frank was telling me of some of the things he is planning for PW. Whew! Cool!

Okay, when's the next party?

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#922846 - 01/23/05 01:56 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
OK, as there are no photos, you'll just have to take my word that the men were dashing and the women, stunning! ;\)

It was a really good turnout from the industry types. I felt it quite a coup to have Larry Fine there, considering he is not an active member here. Mostly, he looks like an old friend, and I just wanted to call him "Tony" all night long!

Bad news for MattG. Jonathan (KlavierBauer) is now the PianoWorld cutie! Ah, to be young, and talented and good looking -- and nice! Really, it was really great meeting everyone. Ori, I'll have you know, is really charming in person. And Rich G is exactly like you'd imagine -- but taller! Angelino Jazzer is a real kick to meet as well. You BETTER become a SoCal regular now!

Having the party at Jackie's was a great move as well. We really stepped it up a notch in that beautiful setting (that house was MADE for parties). No one's gonna want to slum it at my place anymore!

I missed a lot of our usual suspects: Niles, Steve Miller, John de Lurker, Mark, it wasn't the same without you.

Oh, and a news flash for those of you who know Rick Clark: Pay attention to the photos that will eventually be posted and try to find what is missing. If you know him, you'll notice it right away.

penny

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#922847 - 01/23/05 02:19 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
I should devote a special post just for Frank. In case you were ever wondering what he looks like, just think Richard Dreyfus in looks and personality (OK, not quite as much angst as Richard Dreyfus, but along those lines).

It was really fun to meet Frank and host him at our house after the party. We had to twist his arm to eat some pancakes (he doesn't "do" breakfast), but he made good use of our back yard for smoking his pipe.

Frank is an all-around great guy, the kind anyone would call a buddy. He deserves all the success that PW has become and I wish him all the best as he moves forward in transforming it ever more.

penny

p.s. to Frank, that idea we were talking about would also work well with technicians ... ;\)

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#922848 - 01/23/05 03:25 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
jlashman Offline
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Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 24
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
I loved hosting this party--what a unique and interesting group of people. We would gladly host this again next year if everybody would want to make the trek down here--to enjoy such meaningful conversation and beautiful music with so many nice people is about as good as it gets. Thanks to all of you for pitching in with the food and a very special thanks to Joy and Penny for all of their help in planning.

The piano playing was spectacular--Frank, you blew us away and Jonathan, I'm glad you finally stepped up to the plate (although we would have liked to have heard more!) Our Petrof was happy to have it's potential fully realized!

My husband and I particularly enjoyed getting to know Penny and her family better (practically our neighbors)--my 5 year old son has decided that Penny's son Jonathan is his new best friend!We also thoroughly enjoyed talking to Brian and Jeffrey--just the nicest guys!
I could go on and on, but my 16 month old just woke up from his nap--back to work for me. Thanks to all of you for coming--what a memorable evening--can't wait to see some pix.

Jackie

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#922849 - 01/23/05 03:49 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Norbert Offline
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What a fantastic time it must have been!!

And Penny's pancakes....WOW.....even better than my grandma's recipe of "Kartoffelpuffer" I'm sure.... \:D \:D

norbert ;\)
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#922850 - 01/23/05 04:02 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
We don't call them the "world's greatest pancakes" for nuttin'! ;\) Recipes to be seen in an upcoming CR thread for sure (I can hear Tom-K now, "YAWN!").

penny

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#922851 - 01/23/05 05:52 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
Joy Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 550
Loc: Encinitas, CA
They're coming, they're coming --- the photos, that is.

I just downloaded them. I need to reduce the file sizes.

Stay tuned --
please forgive me, no pun intended

Joy

;\)


PS: In the meanwhile, I hope everyone flying east has a safe journey.

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#922852 - 01/23/05 06:22 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
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on tuning pins and needles then
we'll be waiting until when
the photos are fine tuned...... :rolleyes:
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#922853 - 01/23/05 06:29 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
kenny Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 7051
Eyes glancing at watch.

Foot tapping on floor.
Tap
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#922854 - 01/23/05 06:59 PM Re: ~2005 So Cal NAMM Piano Party!~
jodi Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
You guys are SO LUCKY. Wish I coulda been there! Sounds like a fabulous time!

\:\) Jodi

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