Happy Birthday, some guy!

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Happy Birthday, some guy!

Post by NancyElla » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:08 pm

Happy Birthday, some guy! I want you to know I looked everywhere for the perfect gift for you. I hope you like it!

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Post by Donaldopato » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:33 pm

Happy Birthday!!!
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Post by Lance » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:52 pm

MICHAEL!

I'm glad NancyElla caught this special day. I almost missed it. So, I send my hearty contratulations to you for another great year filled with every kind of music you wish to enjoy - and many new composers and pieces of music as well! I hope you know that you are very much appreciated here!
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Post by Chalkperson » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:54 pm

Happy Everything, Michael... :D
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Post by some guy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:31 am

Thanks everyone!! I feel just as young as I did yesterday.

Nancy, Druckman's piece was one of my very favorites for many years. Indeed, I suppose it still is. It's a delightful piece. So yeah, pretty much you found the perfect gift for me!
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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:37 am

Happy Birthday, Michael! Nancy's generous gift prompted me to find something appropriate I thought was right up your alley!



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Post by jbuck919 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:39 am

I'm glad you had a birthday because I thought your name was Michael and now I know for sure! Of course, for you, there are more important reasons to celebrate. :D

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Post by karlhenning » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:55 am

Happy birthday, Michael!

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Post by HoustonDavid » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:41 am

Ditto, Michael. Hope Portland is having a nice spring day for your birthday enjoyment!!! :D
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Post by some guy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:14 pm

Well, the weather in Portland was cold and drizzly--which I quite like, so it was fine!

And we all went out the day before to drive around Oregon and take pictures. (My sons and their sweeties and I are all from Southern California, and we'd none of us been very far east in this state. It's quite impressive. If you like massive rock outcroppings. And we do.) It was sunny and warm that day, which is nice for taking pictures.

And while I didn't need any warning, you surely should have warned Lance about that video, Corlyss!! :shock:
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Re: Happy Birthday, some guy!

Post by Seán » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:15 pm

Happy Birthday Michael.
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Post by Lance » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:45 pm

Franky, that's what should happen to MOST upright pianos. They simply do not compare to a grand piano unless the grand piano is of such inferior quality (and there are some!). What surprises me is that when that piano went through the shreader, the cast iron plate has thousands of pounds of pressure thereon. Usually one would hear an "explosion" but this one went to its grave rather quietly. I wonder how a grand piano would sound going through this machine?Even worse, how would a human body hold up? Where is Edgar Allan Poe when you need him?
Corlyss_D wrote:Happy Birthday, Michael! Nancy's generous gift prompted me to find something appropriate I thought was right up your alley!



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