Happy Birthday Lance!!!!!!

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Happy Birthday Lance!!!!!!

Post by Ralph » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:30 pm

4 June was the anniversary of the Battle of Midway which marked the turning point in the Pacific War. Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day, THE D-Day which began the liberation of Western Europe from the Nazi yoke.

Important dates but for us CMGers 7 June is the most important day of the month - it's Lance's birthday!!!!!!

Co-owner of CMG, Lance enlivens the Chatterbox with his extraordinary knowledge of music, instruments and personalities. And he does it with suave aplomb, ever the gentleman.

So fellow members, follow this lead post with your own birthday appreciations for our genial co-host and friend!

Happy Birthday, Lance!!!!!!
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Post by Werner » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:59 pm

Well said, Ralph! I'm happy to join one and all in thanking Lance for his yeoman work in so many phases of CMG - of course, in that respect, we must also thank Corlyss, although of course she's much too young to rank in that regard.

But back to Lance, our current Birthay Boy: may you keep your love for what you're doing and your infectuous enthusasm in health and happiness for many years - and for the benefit of all your fans and friends!
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Post by mickey » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:33 pm

Happy Birthday! 8)
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Post by Allen » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:07 am

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Post by RebLem » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:29 am

Happy birthday, Lance, and many, many more :!: :)
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Post by ch1525 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:32 am

Happy Birthday Lance!!!

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Post by karlhenning » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:32 am

Happy birthday, Lance!
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Post by Teresa B » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:41 am

Happy Birthday Lance!

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Post by Donald Isler » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:45 am

A very happy birthday to our most accomplished and knowledgeable host!
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HB!!!

Post by petrof » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:23 am

Happy Birthday and a lot of joy, Lance! [/img]

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:59 am

You are a much loved and respected man in this little virtual community known as CMG, I wish you the most happy of days, and many more birthdays like this in the future...best...chalkie

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Post by pizza » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:47 am

Lance -- it's hard to remember any post by you that wasn't informative and well worth reading -- especially those about pianists and about the innards of pianos and what makes them tick. Best wishes for a very happy birthday and many more to come!

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Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:38 pm

Let me add my felicitations on his natal day to our most gracious and patient host. He's been a pleasure to know and to work with these 9.5 years. I never realized when I hailed the old MSN Classical Music forum that I would be making a friend for life.
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Post by Gregg » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:18 pm

Happy Birthday Lance,

And thanks again for fighting the good fight
with the site!

Hey it's poetry too, in your honor!


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Post by dirkronk » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:19 pm

Happy birthday...and many happy returns, Lance.

May you always have all the music you want AND all the shelf space needed to hold it (I can't think of a more positive wish for a collector).

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Post by BC » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:50 pm

Happy birthday Lance and many happy returns of the day. :)

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Post by Kevin R » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:53 pm

All the Best Lance!
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Post by Bösendorfer » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:08 pm

Also wishing you a very happy birthday, Lance!

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Post by Wallingford » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:35 pm

Best wishes, always!
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Post by GK » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:57 pm

Happy Birthday and thanks for your efforts in keeping this board going.

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Post by Lance » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:26 am

Well, June 7th has come and gone as I write this thank you to all who wrote such kind comments and birthday wishes. It's quite a family we have here at CMG! I appreciate all the messages very much. The day was spent in celebration with friends and family and while I'm not happy about adding another year, the alternative, as is often stated, is not good. I would like to "freeze" time about now and just be in a holding pattern. Alas, that's not possible either. So we enjoy what we can enjoy!

Thank you all again, and especially to Ralph who started this thread with such kind words.

—Lance

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Post by Agnes Selby » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:45 am

Happy Birthday, Lance and many happy returns.

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Post by anasazi » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:50 am

Happy birthday Lance and so many thanks for your advice and comments.
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Post by living_stradivarius » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:52 am

Happy Belated Birthday
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Post by Ken » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:15 am

I wish I'd have checked up on the forum yesterday so that I could've given you more timely birthday wishes. Nonetheless, all the best!
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Post by Barry » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:03 pm

Sorry for the delay. A happy belated B-Day to Lance, a one-of-a-kind moderater :!: :!:
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Post by Jppiano » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:39 pm

For skipping the Board for even 1 Day! Happy Birthday yesterday, Lance!

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Post by Cyril Ignatius » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:40 pm

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lance, and many more of course!

Thanks for the help on Mozart pianists.
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Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:14 pm

Let me add my birthday wishes to our hard-working, outreaching, and extremely musical moderator.

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Post by premont » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:38 am

Happy birthday from me too, and thanks for your very engaged work for this forum.

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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:54 am

Geez guys ... thanks for the extra birthday greetings. It's like extending "the event" even longer, which is kind of nice! I appreciate all your good wishes and comments.
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Post by slofstra » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:57 pm

It should last a week anyway. Happy birthday, Lance. Because of your sterling advice, my music cup overfloweth, and my pocket book has never been lighter.
I wondered if I should ask your age? But the answer is right here on the forum, exactly where one would expect it. So - born the same day as Dean Martin and Neeme Jarvi. Must be a strange alignment of the stars on June 7. And I see that this is one of the big ones.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:59 pm

Henry, I think you were the only one to notice that Lance put it in his calendar for 7 June. :D
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Post by Wallingford » Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:46 pm

I should add, too, Lance, that one couldn't meet a nicer Water Horse than you.

That's your Chinese astrological sign--which you're in excellent company with!!!: Cesar Franck, Zoltan Kodaly, Leopold Stokowski, Artur Schnabel, Percy Grainger, Mariss Jansons, and Olga Samaroff!
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Post by Werner » Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:04 pm

I always knew that Lance keeps good company, certainly including CMG!
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Post by slofstra » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:18 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:Henry, I think you were the only one to notice that Lance put it in his calendar for 7 June. :D
Perhaps that will make up for me being slow on the draw as far as the felicitations are concerned.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:22 pm

Wallingford wrote:I should add, too, Lance, that one couldn't meet a nicer Water Horse than you.
What the heck is a water horse? Is that like a water chestnut with legs?
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Post by Ralph » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:49 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
Wallingford wrote:I should add, too, Lance, that one couldn't meet a nicer Water Horse than you.
What the heck is a water horse? Is that like a water chestnut with legs?
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A sea horse?
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Post by slofstra » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:51 pm

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This kid is holding a 'water horse' egg. The plot thickens.

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Post by Wallingford » Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:00 pm

Ralph wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:
Wallingford wrote:I should add, too, Lance, that one couldn't meet a nicer Water Horse than you.
What the heck is a water horse? Is that like a water chestnut with legs?
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A sea horse?
Ahem....let me make a few quotes from Theodora Lau's The Handbook Of Chinese Horoscopes (1979, Harper & Row):

"Cheerful, dapper....with excellent business acumen.......He is very adaptable to change and can make extensive adjustments without batting an eyelash....His mind and movements are guided by sporadic bursts of nervous but inspired action. He will have a delicious sense of humor and can be very amusing when he wants to be. A smart and colorful dresser, he can discourse on any subject with anyone."
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That the things we never had
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Post by Chalkperson » Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:07 pm

Wallingford wrote:"Cheerful, dapper....with excellent business acumen.......He is very adaptable to change and can make extensive adjustments without batting an eyelash....His mind and movements are guided by sporadic bursts of nervous but inspired action. He will have a delicious sense of humor and can be very amusing when he wants to be. A smart and colorful dresser, he can discourse on any subject with anyone."
I often wondered what our Birthday Boy looked like, and now I know... :wink:

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