"Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!

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"Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!

Post by Lance » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50 pm

Our good friend, Harris/Cliftwood, is back on CMG. One of our great contributors of the past was not able to log on after a change he made in his profile. I found a way to get around that and am proud that I was successful.

You will enjoy Cliftwood ... a wonderful writer about music, very enthusiastic, who, along with his lovely wife, Pepper, has joined us in the past for our reunions in New York City.

Please welcome Cliftwood!
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Post by lennygoran » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:49 am

Lance wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Please welcome Cliftwood!
I remember seeing them at the first forum dinner Sue and I attended but we never got a chance to talk to them-Welcome Back Pepper and Cliftwood-here they are with you Lance! Regards, Len

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Post by Holden Fourth » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:33 am

Great to see you back Harris.

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Post by maestrob » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:34 am

Well, well! :D

So very pleased and happy that you could join us again, good friend! You've been greatly missed!

Welcome back. 8) 😉

I see above that your publicity team (Len & Sue) is already hard at work! :lol:

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Post by lennygoran » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:32 am

maestrob wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:34 am


I see above that your publicity team (Len & Sue) is already hard at work! :lol:
Brian I could be your publicity agent too-I have the photos! Regards, Len :lol:

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Post by maestrob » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:51 am

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:32 am
maestrob wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:34 am


I see above that your publicity team (Len & Sue) is already hard at work! :lol:
Brian I could be your publicity agent too-I have the photos! Regards, Len :lol:
Just to remind you, Len, that cliftwood studied with Rudolf Serkin at Curtis when he was a lad, and he heard Rachmaninoff play live! His opinions on piano matters have greatly informed many of my purchasing decisions to my great satisfaction over the years, as have my many discussions with Pepper on opera.

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Post by Donald Isler » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:05 am

Welcome back, Harris!!!
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Post by lennygoran » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:25 am

maestrob wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:51 am
Just to remind you, Len, that cliftwood studied with Rudolf Serkin at Curtis when he was a lad, and he heard Rachmaninoff play live! His opinions on piano matters have greatly informed many of my purchasing decisions to my great satisfaction over the years, as have my many discussions with Pepper on opera.
Brian thanks-that's great to know-would love to meet them both sometime-it's gonna be awhile before we can think about forum dinners. Regards, Len :(

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Post by cliftwood » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:31 pm

I really am very grateful for the kind words from some of my old friends.
So many good memories of this forum over the many years. Names pop up in my head like
John Ball, Bob Zeidler, Gene Barnes, Shelia Bloom, Tom Dill, Peter Czipott, Rik Cashman, Brian Conway, Bikejack, A.C Douglas, Maestrissimo, Chalkie, Werner Isler, Karl Henning, Tom Kerch, Scott Morrison, Henry Maurer, Reblem, Mark Simon, Lofstra, the Horn, Wallingford.....and I forget so many more..
My warmest regards to Brian, Lenny, Donald, Ricordanza, Barney and Lance for your greetings and welcome.
I'll be 90 in 6 weeks, so I do have so many musical memories from the past that I'll try to share on occasion.

Meanwhile, please stay safe, wear your masks and hope this Covid nightmare is over before I keel over. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Later.

cliftwood.

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Post by Lance » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:53 am

Harris ... 90 in six weeks? You've GOT to be kidding. I would never have guessed it. It must be Pepper who keeps you looking youthful! Anyway, we are happy you are back amongst us!
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Post by Ricordanza » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:55 am

cliftwood wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:31 pm

I'll be 90 in 6 weeks
Happy Birthday in advance! from your young friend (I'll be 70 in two weeks) Hank.

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Post by diegobueno » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:18 am

Welcome back, piano man! And stick around for your centennial!
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