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Post by Marius » 12 Dec 2008, 18:29

dave brum wrote:hey Marius jkl

Just got your message. I've been away from the computer and the piano all afternoon because I've been cleaning the house! So much so that my hands feel really rough! I think I'll have to stick some handcream on them tonight!

What you up2?
Oh, yeah it christmas time. My mum was also cleaning the house today. I dont like to wash the house inside. I prefer to wash the car, thats funnier :lol:

Suoni gonna have christmas consert tomorrow. So i have worked whit the stage :) Its around 800-1000 people there every year. So its many people :)

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Post by Marius » 14 Dec 2008, 21:33

dave brum wrote:I've finished cleaning now, Marius! Its so difficult to keep a nice clean house when you've got 2 cats shedding their hairs all over the place :(

Right now then I can at last do some piano practise, and maybe some Grade 1 scales and arpeggios.

My hands smell nice though. Like Cif!!
Hehehe, sounds good :)

I got answear on the CT-scanning now. And im gonna operate inside the nose, because of chronic sinus.

I dont like operation :(

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Post by Marius » 14 Dec 2008, 21:54

dave brum wrote:Dear Marius I have never had an operation in my life so I know I'll be really SCARED when I've got to go and have one some time in the future

So I really do feel for you, Marius my friend

When have you got to go and have it done?

I'm downloading a dance tune by Bassomatic right now.
Yeah, thank you for the words Dave :(

I dont know yet. But the doctor said, that its gonna be in January 2009.

Never heard of bassomatic before.

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Post by Marius » 14 Dec 2008, 22:02

dave brum wrote:Go to Youtube and put in 'bassomatic fascinating rhythm' and you'll see several mixes of it.

Have a look also at 'the orb pulsating' I remember this outfit's session on the John Peel show on Radio 1 in 1990 - I had just left home and got a job up in Shrewsbury at the time. And I had a car!!!

The best mix is twenty minutes long and it's REALLY spaced out, Marius!!!!!!!
Cool :) I like that song!!

But its not music i listen to all day long :)

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Post by Marius » 14 Dec 2008, 22:09

dave brum wrote:Yeah I've started listening to classical music, especially piano music as my playing gets better. But I've always liked black music, jazz, soul, reggae etc.

But I'll always remember that Orb session, makes me feel about 20 again!!! BTW I'll be 39 next Sunday - old man now!!
Yeah, i can also listen to reggae :)

39 is not old Dave :D

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Post by Marius » 14 Dec 2008, 22:23

dave brum wrote:HHmm, my wife is 42 and she doesn't look it. She's with me now! Seems funny to think I'll be 40 next year!!! My hair is going bald so I probably look older.

Have you got your Christmas tree up yet? Unfortunately we can't have one in our house because our cats will attack it :(
Hehehe. I dont like cats. I have a rottweiler and i love it :D

No christmas tree yet, but we gonna buy this week :) Yeah, so the cats are jumping on the tree?? hehe

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Post by Marius » 14 Dec 2008, 22:33

dave brum wrote:Last year was fun! I put up the tree and the fairy lights, switched on the lights and our little black cat immediately attacked the fairy lights and had the tree on the floor - very dangerous for Sarah (cat) so I had to take the tree down again to be safe.

Your rottweiler would have both our cats for his breakfast!!!!!
Hehehe, i can see picture of it in my head. And its a little bit funny :lol:

Haha, thats right Dave. And he is hungry in the morning :wink:

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Post by Marius » 14 Dec 2008, 22:44

dave brum wrote:Yeah it was funny. Sarah gets everywhere but Sophie (other cat) is a lot less active. I've posted some pics of Sophie and sarah on one of the forums, have you seen them? I like Zanto by the way.

I'm just going to go off this page for 5 minutes or so because I want to show my wife something. So I might be back soon, but if I'm not, take care of yourself, dear M a r i u s !!!
Glad you like Zanto :)

No, i havent seen the cats.

Ok Dave. Im going to the bed now. So talk to you tomorrow :)

Take care, my friend D A V E !

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Post by Marius » 15 Dec 2008, 15:02

Yeah, would be realy cool and visit you :D

Maybe visit UK Boogie Woogie Festival also ? :)

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Post by Moonlight » 15 Dec 2008, 15:33

dave brum wrote:Have you got your Christmas tree up yet? Unfortunately we can't have one in our house because our cats will attack it :(
Just introduced my cat to the Christmas tree, and he likes it, he went under it and proceded to eat the branches. :shock: So I have to keep him away. :(

at least the dog is behaved...

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Post by ebonyivory » 15 Dec 2008, 21:39

Hi! I would like to gate crash!

Hello Marius, it seems you live in Norway. My family and I visited Norway in April this year. It was lovely.

Are you happy to say where in Norway you live?

Kim.

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Post by Marius » 15 Dec 2008, 22:13

ebonyivory wrote:Hi! I would like to gate crash!

Hello Marius, it seems you live in Norway. My family and I visited Norway in April this year. It was lovely.

Are you happy to say where in Norway you live?

Kim.
Hey Kim. Your name sounds norwegian :)

I live in Skien, 2 houres from Oslo.

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Post by Marius » 15 Dec 2008, 22:35

dave brum wrote:Hiya Marius? How was today. And so glad that Kim has joined us too.

Kim passed her Grade 1 Piano with merit two weeks ago. The same exam that I want to do soon
Im fine thanks :) And you?

Do you wanna see the norwegian music army? Norwegian Tattoo 2008. Was on TV on saturday. But its on the web-tv now.

Its many different countries who play there. The Norwegian music army are playing at 33 minutes and 25 sec! Check it out Dave and everybody!

http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/443868

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Post by Marius » 15 Dec 2008, 22:49

Okey, no problem Dave :) Its a corps from Scotland there too :)

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Post by Marius » 16 Dec 2008, 09:22

dave brum wrote:Whats this UK Boogie Festival then, Marius? And where is it? I cannot say I've ever heard of it :?
Okey. Look at this page Dave : http://www.ukboogiewoogiefestival.co.uk/

Boogie!! :D

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Post by ebonyivory » 16 Dec 2008, 17:23

Hello again Marius!

Looked on the map of Norway. We visited Voss which is a couple of hours from Bergen, so not near you.

We hope to go back there.

How far along with your piano playing are you?

Do you have similar grades of exams in Norway?

Kim.

(Yes my name can sound Norwegian, especially if you say Kimmi!)

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Post by Marius » 16 Dec 2008, 19:38

ebonyivory wrote:Hello again Marius!

Looked on the map of Norway. We visited Voss which is a couple of hours from Bergen, so not near you.

We hope to go back there.

How far along with your piano playing are you?

Do you have similar grades of exams in Norway?

Kim.

(Yes my name can sound Norwegian, especially if you say Kimmi!)
Oh, i have never visited Voss. But i want to :)

What you mean whit the first question?

No, we dont have similar grades of exams here in Norway.

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Post by Marius » 16 Dec 2008, 20:52

dave brum wrote:Give me an M
Give me an A
Give me an R
Give me anI
Give me a U
Give me an S

How are you tonite my pal?

PS I'd love to go to that Boogie Woogie festival too but its quite a long way from me :(
Heheh :lol:

Im watching something on the TV now :) And try to play some Jazz chords on piano.

Oh, its a long way from you :/

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Post by Marius » 16 Dec 2008, 20:59

dave brum wrote:Yeah, that's in Dorset and I live in Wales so even though you're probably talking less than 200km, there are no straight roads leading anywhere from here, or motorways so it would take me ages to get there :( I gotta do some more practise before bed, want to try out some classical pieces (easy ones!)
Okey, thats a long trip then :(

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Post by ebonyivory » 16 Dec 2008, 22:39

Hi Marius

I meant, have you been playing for long?

Are you new to piano?

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Post by Marius » 16 Dec 2008, 22:54

ebonyivory wrote:Hi Marius

I meant, have you been playing for long?

Are you new to piano?
Oh, now i understand.

I have been playing piano some years. What about you?

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Post by ebonyivory » 16 Dec 2008, 22:59

I started having lessons in April 2007. My husband bought me a good piano in August 2007. I took my first exam last month. I had no music knowledge before that so it has been difficult. I wish I had started when I was young.

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Post by Marius » 16 Dec 2008, 23:02

ebonyivory wrote:I started having lessons in April 2007. My husband bought me a good piano in August 2007. I took my first exam last month. I had no music knowledge before that so it has been difficult. I wish I had started when I was young.
Oh, just practise a lot, and you will be better every day!! :)

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Post by Marius » 17 Dec 2008, 13:02

dave brum wrote:When do your Christmas holidays start at school, Marius?
On friday :D 2 days on school! And we get 2 weeks of christmas holiday :) Great!!

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Post by Marius » 17 Dec 2008, 21:16

dave brum wrote:Yeah Mariussssss! I used to LOVE the Christmas hols when I was at school, besides my birthday is the 21st so I always had that day off school (except for just the one year :( )

Are you off school today then?? And how are you feeling?
No, i have been on school today :)

Im feeling ok. But i have headache jet! Over a month now, whit headache. So i hope i can take the operation soon!

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Post by Marius » 17 Dec 2008, 21:45

dave brum wrote:Poor little Marius :( Never mind, I'm thinking of you, my friend

This is just a quick one as at 20.30 utc, Nigella Lawson is on BBC2 TV. She is not just a TV cook, she's so stylish and VERY attractive and young looking for someone in her 40s!
Thanks Dave :oops:

I know, Nigella looks young to be in the 40s!

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Post by Marius » 17 Dec 2008, 23:25

dave brum wrote:...and she serves up HUGE portions of food to her guests. She did a lovely rack of roast beef with onion and garlic oil, and pavlova with a topping of passionfruit, lychees and raspberry ripple!!!

I'm really surprised after all that lovely cooking she's not seriously overweight!!!
Hehehe, yeah :D She has a nice body! But too old for me, hehe.

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Post by ebonyivory » 17 Dec 2008, 23:32

Nigella is too gorgeous to be true! And that is from a woman's point of view.

When I watch her making and eating all that food, I feel so jealous that she stays so lovely looking.

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Post by Marius » 18 Dec 2008, 13:24

Hehehe :lol: We`re not behaving so bad Dave..OR?? :lol:

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Post by Marius » 18 Dec 2008, 19:52

Swedish band, called The refreshments! Much swing/boogie music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-wyd6BKwhM

Swing it Dave ! :)

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Post by Marius » 22 Dec 2008, 19:50

HO HO DAVE :)

Whats up? Im at the cabin now. Has been snowstorm some days now. A little cool :D

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Post by Marius » 23 Dec 2008, 10:52

dave brum wrote:its quiite mild here in the UK, Marius! I've not had the heating on at all day today!

How are you today, dear Marius? Do you go to the cabin often then?
Im fine today :)

Yeah, almost every weekend Dave :)

What are you gonna do today then?

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Post by Marius » 23 Dec 2008, 15:41

dave brum wrote:I'm gonna pay some bills :( so not very exciting, poo!! But I had some money for my birthday so I've got to start shopping around for piano teachers in the New Year as I want to go back to having lessons. What teachers charge for a 1/2 hour lesson varies - you can get some teachers charging 9 pounds, and some charge as much as 15. Theres a database of music teachers in the UK that I use (musicteachers.co.uk)

How are you feeling Marius :piano; ?
Pay bills is not funny! :(

I dont know, how much 15 pounds in norwegian money. But i can try to find out :)

Or maybe you know??

Im feeling, but still headache :/

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Post by Marius » 23 Dec 2008, 16:34

dave brum wrote:Well Marius, I've had 60 pounds so I can book a block of 6 lessons with someone who charges 10 pounds (10 'quid' as we British use as a slang word for a pound!!!) in the New Year!

I hope you don't get any bad headaches over Christmas, Marius - its the last thing you want for Christmas :(

I've paid 2 of my 3 bills, going to pay the 3rd one tomorrow before everywhere shuts for Christmas!
10 pounds is 100 NOK (Norwegian kroner) So its almost the same price here!

No, i dont hope i get bad headaches :/

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Post by Marius » 23 Dec 2008, 17:23

dave brum wrote:Do you know what you're getting for Christmas then, Marius? I'm curious to know what Moonlight's got me!!!!!

OOOh, Christmas, always makes me feel like a little boy again, hahaha!
I have no idea Dave ;)

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Post by Marius » 23 Dec 2008, 18:17

dave brum wrote:I've just finished wrapping up what'll be hopefully the last of our presents. There's this old female friend of my wife's that's coming round tonight and she's got us a present!

I MAY have to demonstrate my pianistic skills to her like I had to do to my in-laws (the family of my wife) on Sunday :? :? :shock: :? :?

My wife's sister in law thinks I should play in a church!!!! (imagine me doing a funeral, Marius!!!!)
I dont like to demonstrate my pianistic skills either Dave :(

Hehe, that would be a little cool :) Would be awesome to play on the organ in the church!! Maybe take the song: Amazing grace ?? :D

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Post by Marius » 23 Dec 2008, 19:06

dave brum wrote:Don't know about Amazing Grace, Marius - I'd love to play both of the organ parts as played by Rick Wakeman from 'Awaken' from the album 'Going For the One' by the progressive rock band Yes. Or maybe Toccata by Widor!

Think I might have a quick play at one or two Christmas carols now so I'll be nicely warmed up for when she gets here!
Sounds good !! Merry christmas :D

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Post by Marius » 24 Dec 2008, 15:30

dave brum wrote:Well, it's a busy busy Christmas Eve here, Marius! Ben and got my wife's Christmas card (she thinks I've forgotten!!) wrote it, paid my last bill, recorded something on TV my wife wanted doing, and now I'm taking five before I dust and 'hoover' (vacuum clean) the bedroom!

I could do with a hand :lol: :lol:
Yeah, its a busy Christmas Dave. I know what you talking about.

Heheh, no problem with one hand :)

But take care tonight Dave. And eat a lot of good food :)

Merry Christmas!!! :D :piano;

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Post by Marius » 24 Dec 2008, 18:05

dave brum wrote:I hope you get lots and lots of really nice Christmas pressies, Marius! I want you to have a really special Christmas!

And I ALWAYS eat lots of nice things at Christmas and get indigestion (and the farts!) on Christmas afternoon :D :lol: :D

How are your Christmas carols on the piano, Marius?
Hehehe :) That sounds very good!!

I dont have my stage piano with me now, because im at the cabin. So no piano playing! :(

You`re a realy good friend Dave :)

Take care. HO HO HO :D

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Post by Marius » 26 Dec 2008, 17:12

dave brum wrote:Hey Marius, you'll like this! I took a photo of my rubber roll-up piano (yes that's right a RUBBER ROLL-UP piano) and sent it to Anna - it was the strangest piano she'd ever seen!

I'll look out the photo later and email it to you PLUS I've found this picture of me taken at Christmas '05 by my wife - but it's a bit naughty!!! If you fancy a laugh I can email that to you too :evil:

HOHOHOHOHO Marius!!!!!
Hehohiha :)

I dont know if i want to see that picture, if its a bit naughty :lol:

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Post by Marius » 26 Dec 2008, 21:15

dave brum wrote:Well okay Marius, I won't send it then - you don't actually see anything naughty its me in the nude with a Christmas gift bow covering up my erm.... :shock: 'meat and two veg' as they say here!

Why dont you go onto my other thread and tell all of us what you had for Christmas, Marius? Did you have a lovely day?
Hehe. I dont want to see that picture!! :shock:

I can do that Dave. No problem :)

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Post by Marius » 26 Dec 2008, 22:12

dave brum wrote:Actually Marius, I'm in the nude right now - but do not worry there are no cameras around :shock: I've just had a bath and it has given us the chance to use some of the bath salts/cosmetics/soap we had for Christmas!

That ribbe looks nice! What is it, meat or something like that? Do you not have like a really big special smorgasbord on Christmas lunchtime as I'd imagine there would not be much daylight on Christmas Day in Norway! In this part of the UK it usually starts to get dark around 15.45 on Christmas afternoon (on the 25th of June it would be around 22.00!)

Oh BTW Marius jkl did you send us a Christmas card? because if you did, we haven't had it :( but don't worry!
Haha! No camera is good! :)

Yeah, its meat from a pig. We have smorgasbord on Christmas lunchtime :)

It gets dark around 16.00 here also. So its almost like UK.

I have send a Christmas card, but its almost 2 weeks since i sent it? Hmm, very long time

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Post by Marius » 05 Jan 2009, 15:24

I try to learn the riff from 0:30 to 0:34 now! And its not easy to get it right! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGANmNaBwO4

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Post by Marius » 05 Jan 2009, 18:30

dave brum wrote:Looks easy Marius, if we both had a race to learn it you would beat me. And I assume you're right handed so that'll make it a bit better.

Its nice to talk on here again after all this facebooking, isn't it??
Yeah, it looks easy. But its not SOO easy :lol:

Its realy nice to talk here again!! :)

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Post by Marius » 05 Jan 2009, 20:58

dave brum wrote:Yeah, it's been over one week since we had a chat on here...

I've just had a really crappy practise session... :( :( :( :(

Oh :( What happend? :shock:

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Post by Marius » 06 Jan 2009, 11:57

Yeah, I understand! Gonna take a cup of tea now! :)

But now im starting to get the right hand and left hand to operate together :) I just practise a lot!! And finally i can play almost every thing, whitout any mess!!

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Post by Openwood » 06 Jan 2009, 23:37

God dag, Marius!

Hvordan har du det? My first job after university was as an organist in Norway - I loved it! Ja, vi elsker dette landet 8)

I used to be pretty much fluent in Norsk but that was 14 years ago; I'm definitely out of practice now.

Anyway, good to know we've got a viking onboard!
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Post by Marius » 07 Jan 2009, 12:02

God dag Openwood! Jeg har det bra :) Hvordan har du det?

Oh, realy? Thats cool, where in Norway then?
Yeah, its much influent in the winter time here.

Have you ever heard of Henning Kvitnes before? I just love this song from him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_468DZw ... re=related

And i found some chords on the internet to this song! So now i can play it on piano :) Great!

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Post by Openwood » 07 Jan 2009, 18:01

I was the organist in Tolga Kommune 1991-1994. Tolga's very small - it's between Tynset and Roros.

Have you heard of Tone Holbaekmo and Hans Fredrik Jacobsen? They live in Tolga and were quite well-known musicians in Norway when I was there. We did some 'samarbeid' together and performed at the 2004 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer - good times.

I'd like to return to Norge when I'm older and do another organist's job before I retire - it's such a great country. Oh dear, I'm getting nostalgic now...

I haven't heard of Henning Kvitnes before, but then it's been a long time since I was there. I'll check out the link!
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