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Introducing yourself thread!

Post by sherief abraham » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:14 pm

hello everyone,
Well this is my very first thread and i wanted to introduce my self. First of all i didn't know where to do that, so i hope that it won't bother all of you. maybe we need such a thread to introduce new members like me :oops:

I LOVE classical music. its hard to find fans of symphony music in our times. Sometimes i really wish that i was born in the 1800s so i can experience in person the music of Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg, Brahms, Schumann... even better, meet them in person and tell them how they are truly the masters of there music. i myself am a musician. Currently I'm trying hard to surround my self with the music of those masters because i feel like our world lacks such beautiful orchestrations and harmonization and most importantly of all, a melody. Movie music, a profession that i involved my self in, is one area that could use something new. today's movie music is not music anymore but just loud not making any sense noises. rarely do i hear a good score and if i do, unfortunately its in the lowest budget and not known movies that no one cares about. what makes me sad is that i've fallen for this in my hired gigs. to please producers and directors, i had to come up with something similar to what goes on today. Two pioneers of movie music came to us and that's Williams and goldsmith in my personal opinion. truly a master of classics but at the same time they married the romantic styles to there picture so well but even that sort of scoring is dieing. so here i am trying hard to not change my self and what i believe in and do the best i can to keep true classic style somehow involved in today's movie and tv work. will i be successful? well the next 40 years will tell me for sure.

I hope to post more here and share my love of classics with everyone here!

sherief

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Re: The introducing my self thread.

Post by Lance » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:36 pm

Hello Sherief, and WELCOME TO CMG! We hope you enjoy our site and will participate often. We are eager to hear what others have to say about classical music. You have found a home here! Please enjoy yourself, and thank you for such a good introductory post. I may take you up on your suggestion about having a NEW MEMBER thread!
sherief abraham wrote:hello everyone,
Well this is my very first thread and i wanted to introduce my self. First of all i didn't know where to do that, so i hope that it won't bother all of you. maybe we need such a thread to introduce new members like me :oops:

I LOVE classical music. its hard to find fans of symphony music in our times. Sometimes i really wish that i was born in the 1800s so i can experience in person the music of Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg, Brahms, Schumann... even better, meet them in person and tell them how they are truly the masters of there music. i myself am a musician. Currently I'm trying hard to surround my self with the music of those masters because i feel like our world lacks such beautiful orchestrations and harmonization and most importantly of all, a melody. Movie music, a profession that i involved my self in, is one area that could use something new. today's movie music is not music anymore but just loud not making any sense noises. rarely do i hear a good score and if i do, unfortunately its in the lowest budget and not known movies that no one cares about. what makes me sad is that i've fallen for this in my hired gigs. to please producers and directors, i had to come up with something similar to what goes on today. Two pioneers of movie music came to us and that's Williams and goldsmith in my personal opinion. truly a master of classics but at the same time they married the romantic styles to there picture so well but even that sort of scoring is dieing. so here i am trying hard to not change my self and what i believe in and do the best i can to keep true classic style somehow involved in today's movie and tv work. will i be successful? well the next 40 years will tell me for sure.

I hope to post more here and share my love of classics with everyone here!

sherief
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New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Lance » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:41 pm

New members are cordially invited to tell us a little about yourself on this thread. We quickly become a "family" around here and are eager to get to know you.

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Jared » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:59 am

Hi Sherief!

I'm not sure whether this is also the place for replying to introductiory posts, but a very warm welcome to the site, and I hope you'll enjoy your stay as much as I am doing. I concur wholeheartedly in your selection of favourite music (becoming a bit of an old Romantic myself.. :wink: ) and look forward to sharing your knowledge... :D

anyway, from my point of view, its such a relief not to be the forum n00b any more... :lol:

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by david johnson » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:07 am

HI! :)

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by IcedNote » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:36 pm

Lance wrote:Cordially,
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Ha! I always wondered why I get an email from "drinkard" whenever I receive a private message. :)

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:35 pm

IcedNote wrote:
Lance wrote:Cordially,
Lance G. Hill
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Ha! I always wondered why I get an email from "drinkard" whenever I receive a private message. :)

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:41 pm

Jared wrote:anyway, from my point of view, its such a relief not to be the forum n00b any more... :lol:
Lucky thing too. The newest member has to sit on the dunking seat at the annual picnic.


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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Sylph » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:18 am

Corlyss... :? How many "introduce yourself" threads do we have to have?

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Chalkperson » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:49 pm

Sylph wrote:Corlyss... :? How many "introduce yourself" threads do we have to have?
I was thinking the same thing last night, there are Ten Threads before you get to one started by us Plebs, that's a lot of Screen Real Estate for those with small monitors/laptops or those of us who have the good taste to use i-Phones... :wink:
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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Sylph » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:51 pm

I thought you had a Mac Pro with Cinema Display. :mrgreen:

But seriously — too many threads, all with confusing titles.

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by sherief abraham » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:25 pm

Jared, lance, david and everyone! thank you for the invitation.
Corlyss_D wrote:
Jared wrote:anyway, from my point of view, its such a relief not to be the forum n00b any more... :lol:
Lucky thing too. The newest member has to sit on the dunking seat at the annual picnic.


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I'm up for it :mrgreen:

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Chalkperson » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:47 pm

Sylph wrote:I thought you had a Mac Pro with Cinema Display. :mrgreen:

But seriously — too many threads, all with confusing titles.
I have a Mac Pro with two 30 inch displays at work, at home I have a 24 inch i-Mac, I was not referring to myself but to others who may not have as big a screen as I do...
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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:54 pm

sherief abraham wrote:I'm up for it :mrgreen:
Very game of you, but it could get ugly. Two years ago we had to call the police and the fire department rescue squad to fish the bottom of the tank for the poor unfortunate. Fortunately, due to a sudden spate of global warming, it was so cold the "dive" reflex kicked in and there was no permanent damage . . . The folks who threw the activating tennis balls were released on their own recognizance and didn't need to spend any time in jail. They worked it off with community service.
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Re: About CMG's contributors!

Post by Werner » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:29 pm

Sharyl, anyone whose loves include Ben and Jerry's ice cream can't be all bad! Glad to have you aboard!
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Re: About CMG's contributors!

Post by Scott Morrison » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:19 pm

kairos wrote:(which in my world also includes Ben & Jerry's coffee heath bar crunch ice cream.)
We in Vermont thank you for that!

Welcome, Sharyl.
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Re: About CMG's contributors!

Post by kairos » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:47 pm

Thank you Werner and Scott. And I am most happy to oblige the fine residents of Vermont with my on-going addiction to Ben & Jerrys. :D

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Re: About CMG's contributors!

Post by Reed » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:06 pm

Reed is acutally my middle name, but Edward was already taken as an online name when I signed up.

I used to play classical guitar, but that was a LOONNG time ago. I have been listening to classical music since the 70's (just turned 56), and have several thousand CDs, and several hundred SACDs. Got rid of my lps some years ago. Have been married ten years this month to a lovely and charming flutist who plays in local ensembles and we live just south of Boston. On Saturday night we can often be found at Symphony Hall attending BSO concerts, and also attend chamber concerts and operas when possible. Work as a state bureaucrat attempting to help disabled people get assistance.

Another love, going back even further, are movies. Like everything from classic Hollywood to the New Wave (and Old Wave) French movies. Favorite movies include Rules of the Game, Earrings of Madame D, Rio Bravo, Red Beard, 2001, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, just about anything directed by Lubitsch or Ophuls, Pierrot le Fou and some of the other 60's Godards, etc, etc, etc. But I guess that's a thread for the movie forum.

Favorite composers include Stravinsky, Mozart, Dvorak, Ravel, Ives, Brahms, Sibelius, Berlioz and Poulenc. Very interested musically and artistically in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and currently reading (haltingly) a french book on music of this period. My wife and I are studying French at the French Library in Boston and at various adult eds in the area. I'm afraid I'm a pretty poor language student, but keep plugging away. Can read a bit in French, but my conversing or even eavesdropping skills are still not good. I guess if I keep at it I can be at least adequare in time.

At work, this and most other interesting sites are blocked, but still check in when I'm able and hope to start contributing more again in the future. Enjoy the site a lot and get good recommendations for recordings from it. Am currently, for instance, enjoying the Gaubert CD of orchestral music on the timpani label after it was discussed here some months ago.

Thanks for Lance and Coryless and all the contributors!

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Post by Jared » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:26 am

At present, I run a small Youth Hostel in Herefordshire, on the England-Wales border, although I have just been given another job in the organisation, over in Norfolk, in East Anglia, which I'll be starting in approx a month's time. I am led to believe that although it is a relatively sparcely populated part of the country, that the classical music scene is quite healthy, so it would be nice to make one or two acquaintances over there. Indeed, if any of our UK CMG members inhabit East Anglia, please get in touch!

As I've mentioned in a couple of other threads, I have really only been getting into Classical Music over the past 12 months, so am still quite naive, although what I don't have in knowledge, I make up for in enthusiasm.. :D I have been pacing myself whilst building a library, by introducing myself to a main composer each month through one or two (usually orchestral) box sets. This has been supplemented by a couple of other CDs involving Concertos, Chamber and Choral works, to give me a slightly more rounded view of the genre. Naturally my 'shopping' list grows ever longer, and easily outstrips my listening list, but I feel it very important to give a work at least 10 listens initially, to understand its construction, before moving on to new things. Consequently, I have been concentrating on Elgar over the past few weeks, and Sibelius before that, and Tchaikovsky the month before that.

Anyway, I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to, introduce myself 'properly' and say a big initial thank you to you all, for the friendly welcome and help you have given me so far.. :D Sometimes, you may see that I'm online, yet not posting much. That is often because, painfully aware that I have little to add to a conversation, I tend to read more than I post.

Best Wishes to you all...

Jared :wink:

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Post by Lance » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:10 pm

Jared, congrats on your new and expanded appointment. I hope it is something you will enjoy and want to do.

But you are WAY off base about your contributions. We NEED folks like you, and you have contributed considerably to our boards. I wish we had more British members on board like you! Please continue to keep up the good work AND that special enthusiasm for classical music that just MIGHT spark interest in others. We're just glad you are amongst us!

Jared wrote:At present, I run a small Youth Hostel in Herefordshire, on the England-Wales border, although I have just been given another job in the organisation, over in Norfolk, in East Anglia, which I'll be starting in approx a month's time. I am led to believe that although it is a relatively sparcely populated part of the country, that the classical music scene is quite healthy, so it would be nice to make one or two acquaintances over there. Indeed, if any of our UK CMG members inhabit East Anglia, please get in touch!

As I've mentioned in a couple of other threads, I have really only been getting into Classical Music over the past 12 months, so am still quite naive, although what I don't have in knowledge, I make up for in enthusiasm.. :D I have been pacing myself whilst building a library, by introducing myself to a main composer each month through one or two (usually orchestral) box sets. This has been supplemented by a couple of other CDs involving Concertos, Chamber and Choral works, to give me a slightly more rounded view of the genre. Naturally my 'shopping' list grows ever longer, and easily outstrips my listening list, but I feel it very important to give a work at least 10 listens initially, to understand its construction, before moving on to new things. Consequently, I have been concentrating on Elgar over the past few weeks, and Sibelius before that, and Tchaikovsky the month before that.

Anyway, I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to, introduce myself 'properly' and say a big initial thank you to you all, for the friendly welcome and help you have given me so far.. :D Sometimes, you may see that I'm online, yet not posting much. That is often because, painfully aware that I have little to add to a conversation, I tend to read more than I post.

Best Wishes to you all...

Jared :wink:
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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by jonfrohnen » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:56 pm

My name is Jonathan and I'm a violinaholic...I look forward to communicating with all of you!
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Post by Lance » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:42 pm

WELCOME ABOARD, JONATHAN!

We can thank Jonathan for finding the repertoire recorded on the recent Naxos [8.570469] RODE CD of violin concertos. We are looking forward to much more.

Just today, I had an e-mail from violinist Friedemann Eichhorn who is working on recording [at the end of May] Pierre Rode's Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 6 with the Jena Philharmonic. This is most exciting news! Naxos continues to do a magnificent job in resurrecting forgotten (but should'nt be) violin literature with Jonathan's assistance.
jonfrohnen wrote:My name is Jonathan and I'm a violinaholic...I look forward to communicating with all of you!
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Post by jonfrohnen » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:36 pm

Hi Lance...I was hoping you would not mind my passing on your email info to Friedemann! Do you have the other releases from the series? If not I would be happy to send the Beriot (2,3,5), Godard (1&2), Bazzini(mix)...and soon the Saint-Lubin vol. 1 along with the Beriot Duos Concertants.
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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Ralph » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:27 pm

jonfrohnen wrote:My name is Jonathan and I'm a violinaholic...I look forward to communicating with all of you!
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Welcome! Hope you post often.
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Post by Jared » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:34 am

^^ that's a lovely post Debra (and other half.. :wink: ) and thank you for joining. I am presently in Herefordshire, but will be moving to Norfolk in 2 weeks time (so I'll be off these boards for 7-10 days while I'm getting new lines sorted out.. :( ) but I agree with you, regarding the general knowledge and civility on this site, and its really a great credit to Lance & Corlyss who make this site what it is.

Musically, we have similar tastes actually, although once again, I would say that your knowledge, experience and collection FAR surpasses mine, so I'll be most interested to read your future posts.. :D

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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Seán » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:15 am

It's lovely to have you with us Debra.
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Post by Lance » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:53 am

Debra:

May I extend a personal WELCOME ABOARD to CMG! We have a number of British friends on our boards and hopefully you will all become familiar with each other so when you get back to England your friendship circle will be even broader than it is. It sounds like you share the same kind of in-depth love we all have for music. I hope you will participate on the boards as much as your time allows and trust you will very much enjoy your visit to the US.
Debra wrote:Hello to you all. I signed up in February but have only just got round to posting anything. I'm a British expat currently in Houston, Texas, with my husband (also British) who works for a big oil company. I'm a gynaecologist, and we're both in our early 30's. We both enjoy classical music but thought that one account here would suffice. Occasionally a post might reflect one or other of our views, and I hope this doesn't breach any rules. We both play the piano. Favourite composers, in chronological order, are: Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, J S Bach, J Haydn, WAM, LvB, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms. Had we lived during the "war of the romantics" we would have supported the Clara Schumann/Brahms camp, but we like some Liszt and Wagner. Our CD collection in these areas is pretty complete and varied in terms of performances. Our interest in classical music declines very rapidly after about 1950, and neither of us can stand any contemporary music. We have about 2000 CDs altogether, but they're all still in London as we currently make do with ripped MP3 versions on an external PC drive. I don't mind admitting that I feel somewhat homesick right now, and musically for sure I'm going to miss this year's Albert Hall Proms. All our musical friends (those we used go to concerts with, and have round for musical soirees etc) are clearly not here. We love the USA all the same, but I guess one can't have everything. It's nice to feel among other people with similar musical tastes here, and if I may say so the general manners and knowledge of people on this Board far surpasses what I have seen manifested on one or two others. I may not post all that much in future but I do try to read what you have to say which I have found mostly very interesting and sometimes amusing.
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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:38 pm

Debra wrote:Hello to you all. I signed up in February but have only just got round to posting anything. I'm a British expat currently in Houston, Texas, with my husband (also British) who works for a big oil company. I'm a gynaecologist,
Hey, Debra! Kick your shoes off and set a spell. You'll have to meet Teresa and Muninii, our other docs here. Teresa is in Florida; Muninii is in Toronto. How's the Houston humiture set with a pair of English visitors? Alistair Cooke once displayed a London Times banner headline about a scorching heat wave there - 3rd day in the 70s.
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Re: New members: Introduce yourself here!

Post by Teresa B » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:02 am

Hi Debra, welcome! It's nice to have another doc here (I'm a dermatologist) who is also a pianist and classical music lover. My favs are Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Rachmaninoff. (I'm forgetting a few but I am a lot older than you :lol: )

Hope you'll post often.
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by EarlyCuyler » Mon May 11, 2009 8:24 pm

Hello, my name is Zach. I am a freelance tuba/cimbasso player, but my "real job" is hosting the afternoon drive program on a Classical Radio station. I also do professional voiceover work. I very much enjoy beer. I also like beer, and also beer. I'm very happy to have found this forum, where such a wonderful exchange of ideas and information can take place. I already have some works on my list to acquire after reading your very informative posts! Hope to correspond with you all soon!

Best,
Z

p.s; As for my screename, if anyone watches the show Squidbillies on Cartoon network. You will know the name. If not, count yourself among the classiest members of society for not watching what is quite possibly, the filthiest show on television, and happens to be about a family of incestuous squid that live in the mountains of North Georgia. I however, being the classless musical Philistine that i am, love the show, but in no way resemble any member of a family of oedipal squid.

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Post by Chalkperson » Mon May 11, 2009 8:47 pm

Early Cuyler - Grandson of Granny and father of Rusty, Early is a barely-literate, foul-mouthed, alcoholic, ex-convict. He's also quick to anger, often expressing it in violent ways via sawed-off shotgun, knife, or whatever implement is lying around. Early was given the position of CEO—and scapegoat—at Dan Halen Industries, though he has since been relegated to various lower level positions including product tester. He runs a number of illegal home enterprises in a behavior way, including the production of "pine cone" liquor and the cultivation and distribution of marijuana. It is implied in "The Appalachian Mud Squid: Darwin's Dilemma," that he has an incestuous relationship with his sister, Lil. Early is proud of his "hillbilly" lifestyle and enjoys hunting, fishing, muddin', watching mixed martial arts and NASCAR.
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by EarlyCuyler » Mon May 11, 2009 8:51 pm

Chalkperson wrote:
Early Cuyler - Grandson of Granny and father of Rusty, Early is a barely-literate, foul-mouthed, alcoholic, ex-convict. He's also quick to anger, often expressing it in violent ways via sawed-off shotgun, knife, or whatever implement is lying around. Early was given the position of CEO—and scapegoat—at Dan Halen Industries, though he has since been relegated to various lower level positions including product tester. He runs a number of illegal home enterprises in a behavior way, including the production of "pine cone" liquor and the cultivation and distribution of marijuana. It is implied in "The Appalachian Mud Squid: Darwin's Dilemma," that he has an incestuous relationship with his sister, Lil. Early is proud of his "hillbilly" lifestyle and enjoys hunting, fishing, muddin', watching mixed martial arts and NASCAR.
Wow...maybe i'm alot more like him than I thought!

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by karlhenning » Tue May 12, 2009 5:58 am

EarlyCuyler wrote:Hello, my name is Zach. I am a freelance tuba/cimbasso player, but my "real job" is hosting the afternoon drive program on a Classical Radio station. I also do professional voiceover work. I very much enjoy beer. I also like beer, and also beer. I'm very happy to have found this forum, where such a wonderful exchange of ideas and information can take place. I already have some works on my list to acquire after reading your very informative posts! Hope to correspond with you all soon!

Best,
Z
Welcome, Zach, from a composer who has written hyperactive tuba solos! ; )

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Seán » Tue May 12, 2009 7:23 am

Chalkperson wrote:
Early Cuyler - Grandson of Granny and father of Rusty, Early is a barely-literate, foul-mouthed, alcoholic, ex-convict. He's also quick to anger, often expressing it in violent ways via sawed-off shotgun, knife, or whatever implement is lying around. Early was given the position of CEO—and scapegoat—at Dan Halen Industries, though he has since been relegated to various lower level positions including product tester. He runs a number of illegal home enterprises in a behavior way, including the production of "pine cone" liquor and the cultivation and distribution of marijuana. It is implied in "The Appalachian Mud Squid: Darwin's Dilemma," that he has an incestuous relationship with his sister, Lil. Early is proud of his "hillbilly" lifestyle and enjoys hunting, fishing, muddin', watching mixed martial arts and NASCAR.
That is absolutely disgusting, so it's great to have you with us. :lol:
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Sylph » Tue May 12, 2009 7:28 am

This is Early Cuyler:

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Lance » Tue May 12, 2009 9:48 am

WELCOME ZACH! I think you're the first-ever professional tuba player we have on CMG. As for Squidbillies, I've never seen the show, but based on your p.s. comment, I guess I'm not missing much! I did check out your sign-on name, however, and learned quickly. I would have thought you might have selected a name such as Roger Bobo, or Melton-Tubist, or Hirsbrunner-Tubist, or Conn-Tubist (whatever brand tuba you play), something much more undentifiable with your profession, but each to his own. We're glad you are amongst us and hope you will be a regular visitor/contributor. Have you ever played the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto? And does your fondness for beer, more beer, and even more beer help you achieve those lowest notes on the tuba? :D One more thing: how is the drive going for the classical music radio station? Are people in a "giving" frame of mind these days?
EarlyCuyler wrote:Hello, my name is Zach. I am a freelance tuba/cimbasso player, but my "real job" is hosting the afternoon drive program on a Classical Radio station. I also do professional voiceover work. I very much enjoy beer. I also like beer, and also beer. I'm very happy to have found this forum, where such a wonderful exchange of ideas and information can take place. I already have some works on my list to acquire after reading your very informative posts! Hope to correspond with you all soon!

Best,
Z

p.s; As for my screename, if anyone watches the show Squidbillies on Cartoon network. You will know the name. If not, count yourself among the classiest members of society for not watching what is quite possibly, the filthiest show on television, and happens to be about a family of incestuous squid that live in the mountains of North Georgia. I however, being the classless musical Philistine that i am, love the show, but in no way resemble any member of a family of oedipal squid.
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by EarlyCuyler » Tue May 12, 2009 10:14 am

Lance wrote:WELCOME ZACH! I think you're the first-ever professional tuba player we have on CMG. As for Squidbillies, I've never seen the show, but based on your p.s. comment, I guess I'm not missing much! I did check out your sign-on name, however, and learned quickly. I would have thought you might selected a name such as Roger Bobo, or Melton-Tubist, or Hirsbrunner-Tubist, or Conn-Tubist (whatever brand tuba you play), something much more undentifiable with your profession, but each to his own. We're glad you are amongst us and hope you will be a regular visitor/contributor. Have you ever played the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto? And does your fondness for beer, more beer, and even more beer help you achieve those lowest notes on the tuba? :D One more thing: how is the drive going for the classical music radio station? Are people in a "giving" frame of mind these days?
EarlyCuyler wrote:Hello, my name is Zach. I am a freelance tuba/cimbasso player, but my "real job" is hosting the afternoon drive program on a Classical Radio station. I also do professional voiceover work. I very much enjoy beer. I also like beer, and also beer. I'm very happy to have found this forum, where such a wonderful exchange of ideas and information can take place. I already have some works on my list to acquire after reading your very informative posts! Hope to correspond with you all soon!

Best,
Z

p.s; As for my screename, if anyone watches the show Squidbillies on Cartoon network. You will know the name. If not, count yourself among the classiest members of society for not watching what is quite possibly, the filthiest show on television, and happens to be about a family of incestuous squid that live in the mountains of North Georgia. I however, being the classless musical Philistine that i am, love the show, but in no way resemble any member of a family of oedipal squid.
I should have been more clear in my post, lol. Forgive me I was tired. I'm only a freelance musician on the side, I am the 2p-6p afternoon host on a classical radio station 5 days a week. As for our Spring Pledge Drive, it went great! We met our goal. I have never performed the Vaughan WIlliams, and hope to never have to. Not one of my favorite pieces. His Oboe Concerto though, is astoundingly good.

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by living_stradivarius » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:59 am

Since it's related to the thread topic, I would like to ask CMG members how they developed an interest in classical music. Am I wrong in assuming classical music takes priority over other genres of music for most members here? I know there are some old school Rock n' Roll fans here...
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Jared » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:35 am

living_stradivarius wrote:Since it's related to the thread topic, I would like to ask CMG members how they developed an interest in classical music. Am I wrong in assuming classical music takes priority over other genres of music for most members here? I know there are some old school Rock n' Roll fans here...
Frankly, I grew up on Yes, Genesis, Rush, early Kansas, Marillion, Led Zep & Deep Purple, and whilst I will always have a fondness for them, it would be fair to say that none of those bands have knocked out a decent album in years, and probably never will again.

Whilst I have always had an awareness of CM, it has been kept in the background, and I didn't start to develop a keen interest in it until about 12 months ago (right on my 40th birthday, if you're interested), and its an interest which (with your help) just keeps on growing. I have sold a good number of Prog Rock CDs over the past 6 months to fuel my appetite to hear more CM, and this is not something I have at all regretted. I have always loved Prog Rock, but maybe its timefor the most part, to move on... 8)

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by LSAmadeus » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:39 pm

Oh my god I cant believe it i've not posted in here!
Problem is its been a while since i was on here and I err forgot my login details-trust me to pick a dodgy username!

:lol:
Anyway I'm Larry in northern england, a 42 year old listener of many kinds of music who cant tyype for toffee!
I've been away from classical for a year but just like a roundabout, the jumping on point soon comes round again.
I love all kinds of classical apart from opera-please dont hate for not liking that genre of music, i just cant stomach it!

I recently watched Amadeus for the first time in about 10 years, fabulous film that doesnt care that its not accurate, its great! And I discovered that thr scene where Mozart premieres his Don Giovanni was actually filmed in the very opera house in Prague that the composer gave his forst performance! Oh to vist that place!

Anyway I got chores and stuff to do, i just wanred to reaquaint myself with this forum-I remember some good guys on here!
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:57 pm

Welcome back, Larry! Happy you rediscovered us. If you remember your screen id, I can fix you up with your old persona. Whereabouts in Northern England are you? We have quite a few Brits here.
And I discovered that thr scene where Mozart premieres his Don Giovanni was actually filmed in the very opera house in Prague that the composer gave his forst performance! Oh to vist that place!
Yeah, there was just enough facts in Amadeus to be dangerous to those who know nothing about Mozart except the movie. A wonderful effort nonetheless. If you thought Prague was something, wait till you see the tiny Cuvillies Theater where Idomeneo was premiered.

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by LSAmadeus » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:03 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:Welcome back, Larry! Happy you rediscovered us. If you remember your screen id, I can fix you up with your old persona. Whereabouts in Northern England are you? We have quite a few Brits here.
Thanks Corlyss,my screen ID is the one i'm using now, but it seems avatars have been disabled?
If you thought Prague was something, wait till you see the tiny Cuvillies Theater where Idomeneo was premiered.

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Yea that does look impressive. i dont travel abroad though, never had a passport or the money to travel. no worries though, theres plenty to see in England yet(I've been to york recently, it is fantastic there, all the ancient architecture, ayee!
Stuff like this:
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Amazing place, and the former capital of england
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Sylph » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:10 pm

Corlyss_D wrote: Yeah, there was just enough facts in Amadeus to be dangerous to those who know nothing about Mozart except the movie.
:?:

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:28 pm

LSAmadeus wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:Welcome back, Larry! Happy you rediscovered us. If you remember your screen id, I can fix you up with your old persona. Whereabouts in Northern England are you? We have quite a few Brits here.
Thanks Corlyss,my screen ID is the one i'm using now, but it seems avatars have been disabled?
We never had avatars. GMG uses them. But it looks like you've been a member since Mar 2008 and you have all your posts since then. Looks like everything is shipshape.

From your email address it looks like you are a photographer, yes? Those are great shots of York. One of these days, I'm going to take one of those canal barge vacations and tour England. 3 Men in a Boat got me interested in the idea 30+ years ago. I'm a huge fan of H. V. Morton, the greatest travel writer the English language has ever produced.
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by LSAmadeus » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:07 pm

Ah i remember now,no avatar but a pic in your sig! It seems there's one in my sig still but its no longer showing. I may have deleted the pic from photobucket. But yes I am an amateur photographer,preferring landscapes macro and trees as my subjects. (one of my favourite photographers is Edward Weston)

That travel writer you mentioned there,I'm afraid you have the advantage of me on that one.
Edit, sig fixed!
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Sylph » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:09 pm

Corlyss_D wrote: Yeah, there was just enough facts in Amadeus to be dangerous to those who know nothing about Mozart except the movie.
:?:

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Chalkperson » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:02 pm

Sylph wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote: Yeah, there was just enough facts in Amadeus to be dangerous to those who know nothing about Mozart except the movie.
:?:
Sylph wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote: Yeah, there was just enough facts in Amadeus to be dangerous to those who know nothing about Mozart except the movie.
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That's twice you have said that... :mrgreen:
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by LSAmadeus » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:45 am

I just realiszef whats missing on here,members pics! Are we ok to add our mugs here? Or should there be a seperate thread?
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:32 pm

LSAmadeus wrote:I just realiszef whats missing on here,members pics! Are we ok to add our mugs here? Or should there be a seperate thread?
Post your mug in this thread.
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Sylph » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:34 pm

So, Corlyss, if you think I'm rude and nasty, that doesn't mean you have to be, too. So, in that light, why don't you explain the sentence above? What do you mean exactly?

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