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Post by markymark » 09 Oct 2008, 23:23

Now Dave, you can "gasbag" as much as you like! :wink:

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 10:31

Yes, finally a Piano Lounge :) Thank you Mark!

Im the first Norwegian guy to write here :o And maybe the only Norwegian guy in here :lol:

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Post by Moonlight » 10 Oct 2008, 13:28

Heres my pets! Gravy and Colin! :)


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Post by Moonlight » 10 Oct 2008, 13:40

Sorry I know this is a piano forum, and it would be more logical to have a picture of our pianos on here... but everyone likes to look at a cute cat or dog! :wink:

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 14:05

Heres my dog and myself :)

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Post by Moonlight » 10 Oct 2008, 14:13

Hes looks cute Marius, but he looks like he would eat my dog or cat! :shock: He looks very young looking for 8 years old! My dog is 5 and my cat is just over a year old.

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 15:42

Moonlight wrote:Hes looks cute Marius, but he looks like he would eat my dog or cat! :shock: He looks very young looking for 8 years old! My dog is 5 and my cat is just over a year old.
Thanks :) He would not eat your dog or cat :lol:

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 16:10

dave brum wrote:Do you have any more photo's of you, Marius?
Yep, i have. But not on this computer.

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 16:38

You play golf? :lol: Not seen you on TV before, together whit Tiger Woods! :D

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Post by markymark » 10 Oct 2008, 16:47

dave brum wrote:maybe Marky you should move mine and Marius' Piano Show into here also!!
Done! :D

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 16:51

dave brum wrote:Tiger Woods was probably still a little baby called Eldrick when that photo was taken!!! :lol: no I don't play golf or football or anything like that but I love to watch the golf on TV when it comes on - in the uk it's always the BBC that shows it.

Do you play football or anything, Marius?
Hehe :lol:

I played football when i was younger, but not now!

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 17:07

dave brum wrote:I used to hate doing sport at school for the simple reason that I was crap at it! Besides I have always been over weight so that never helped. Then when I got married it was to a big football fan. My wife supports West Ham United (British Premiership team from East London)
Im not good at sport either! :lol:

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 17:19

dave brum wrote:Marius, have you ever heard of a British motorbike racing driver called James Toseland. He is a really famous racing driver but he also is a pianist and he has Grade 6. Last year at the BBC Sports Personality awards he actually played a jazz number on the piano in the interval. And he was really good, almost like Jools Holland!!

I'd never heard of him before that!!
I have heard of him yes! But i didn`t know that he played piano. Thats cool :)

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Post by Moonlight » 10 Oct 2008, 17:39

dave brum wrote:I like your dog Anna! I want to play with him!
Hi Dave!

Thanks, Gravy is a very playful dog, he loves to play tug and loves squeaky toys, unfortunately he is very yapy at times :x ( like on the photo! ).

You look cute when you were 10! like the flares! very 60s!

Got the new Pianist magazine today, theres an article about Hanon in there do you want me to scan it in and send it to you?

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Post by Moonlight » 10 Oct 2008, 17:41

dave brum wrote:Marius, have you ever heard of a British motorbike racing driver called James Toseland. He is a really famous racing driver but he also is a pianist and he has Grade 6.
I have heard of him and I new he plays the piano, I didn't know he was grade 6.

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 18:24

I go on a college school yes. On car mechanic! Im gonna be a car mechanicer :)

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 18:38

dave brum wrote:That's great! My brother in law did that just after he left school and now he has his own garage!

Do you have a car then, Marius?
Cool, hope some day i can open my own mechanic garage!

No, i dont have a car yet. Im gonna take my driver licens soon. I drive a scooter now! Hehe.

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 18:45

All people! Watch this video. The man is awesome. He is playing blues and boogie. I have bought his CD, and its just great!! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRTgXepSCGs Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m7D0by-Yok Boogie

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Post by markymark » 10 Oct 2008, 18:56

I hope he's better on his CD!
He went off time at least twice and his improvisation was very basic. The stuff he was doing with his right hand was basically a jelly roll and some play with a blues scale - remember what I said about learning the blues scale Marius - and this guy was able to make a CD out of those very basic skills.

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Post by markymark » 10 Oct 2008, 19:02

Dave was talking about Jools Holland - he leaves that other guy for dust. Watch this clip: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HPqfySmkqI4

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Post by Marius » 10 Oct 2008, 19:02

markymark wrote:I hope he's better on his CD!
He went off time at least twice and his improvisation was very basic. The stuff he was doing with his right hand was basically a jelly roll and some play with a blues scale - remember what I said about learning the blues scale Marius - and this guy was able to make a CD out of those very basic skills.
Yeah, i know this was basic. But he has a lots of videos on his profile on youtube(freakyhead20) Just check it out :)

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Post by markymark » 10 Oct 2008, 21:47

Moonlight,

Your cat is absolutely gorgeous. I have two cats at home but their not pedigrees like yours!

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Post by Moonlight » 10 Oct 2008, 23:08

markymark wrote:Moonlight, Your cat is absolutely gorgeous. I have two cats at home but their not pedigrees like yours!
Thanks Mark!

Hes a seal point ragdoll, I wanted to have a house cat as I have had bad luck with my moggies that were allowed outside. Ragdolls make good house cats as there not as hyper as normal cats, they are very laid back.

The down side is you get lots of hair everywhere, and he is quite a fussy eater! :roll:

I would like to see yours too if you don't mind puting a picture of them on here!

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Post by Nutroast » 13 Oct 2008, 07:15

Hi there, can I pull up a squashy sofa and join you?

Love the moggy, Anna. Trivial fact of the day, if I'd been born a boy, my parents were going to call me Colin..... no insult to the Colins of this world, but I'm rather relieved.

Hello Marius, nice to meet you!

Love the sporting pic, Dave. I'm off to put porridge in a small child now and will be back later to post some pics of my own!

Jan
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Post by Nutroast » 13 Oct 2008, 09:52

Right, let me have a go at this downloading photo lark!

Chloe and Rosie:
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My girls :
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Post by Moonlight » 13 Oct 2008, 13:01

Hi Jan!

Your cat and chickens are lovely! :D We can't have any chickens as we have a vistor called Fred ( or Fryderyk as I like to call him! :wink: ) that comes to our garden everyday for his dinner!

Heres a photo of him:

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Post by Nutroast » 13 Oct 2008, 13:11

What a handsome foxy! We've had foxes in the area so our girls are in a big fox-proof (we hope) enclosure and there's another run inside it that has an anti-dig skirt around it and their door is locked at night. We only let them free-range when we're out in the garden with them as it's not just foxy, the neighbouring cats would have a go too. Not our cats though, they get on very well with the chickens and like a daytime snooze on top of the chicken house and Chloe the Veggie Cat goes in there to steal sweetcorn.

I could go on and on about my non-human friends. There's also Dylan and Snowy (cats) and a blackbird called Horatio, who was with us for just over a month before he was well enough for release.

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Post by Moonlight » 13 Oct 2008, 13:28

I'm relieved you like foxes! :) ( you know how some people can be :roll: ) Thats good you have a good enclosure for your girls, we didn't have a good one when we had quails and the next day they were gone :cry: .

I could go on and on about all my non-human friends too! :lol: I like the name of your blackbird ! We once looked after a dove ( we called it snowy) untill it was better...

Oh yeah, you get owls near you, we get bats in the summer!

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Post by Nutroast » 13 Oct 2008, 13:37

Our owls are programmed to say how much they love each other at about 2am just outside our bedroom window, we seem to have both a male and a female tawny out there recently.

We also get bats; serotines and pipistrelles. I bought my husband a bat detector for his birthday last year so we could listen to them all hunting up and down the garden.

We have several well-used badger runs that go through our garden and often leave nibbles out for them at night. In five years, I've not managed to see one yet as I'm too snoozy to stay up! They've nicked a few huge bramley apples this year but, so far, haven't stolen all my carrots like they did before. It's lucky I don't care about the state of the lawn as they can do some impressive scrapes while they're looking for worms.

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Post by Moonlight » 13 Oct 2008, 14:45

Wow! I wish we had badgers near us but alas, we live more in town. I heard badgers like peanuts so maybe you could give them some of them.

I think the bats we get might be pipistrelles as they are quite small, but I don't know much about bats. Aren't bat detectors expensive? because we wanted to buy one once.

Its good Marky and Barry set up this part of the site, as I can now talk about my other favourite thing, wildlife! :wink:

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Post by Nutroast » 13 Oct 2008, 14:54

I paid about £100 for the bat detector, there are cheaper ones though. This was a "Magenta" and I bought it directly from the makers. They've got them for about £60 now and they sometimes turn up on ebay. They are great fun and pick up all sorts of things that you wouldn't think of, like tyre punctures! They also pick up cricket and grasshopper songs, which is great as it means my husband can hear these things again for the first time in years (he can't hear them normally).

You're right about peanuts and badgers, but they also seem quite happy with leftover bread soaked in water, parmesan rind and spaghetti :lol:

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Post by Moonlight » 13 Oct 2008, 15:11

I once saw a man on tv feed poppadums to his badgers! :lol:

Our foxes love peanuts and often look up at the bird feeders at them! They also love biscuits and eggs. Its funny if go to make a cup of tea in the kitchen ( at night ) and look out of the garden door window Fred is just standing there like a pet dog! wating for someone to give him something, hes quite tame :lol:

We once had a kestrel land in the garden after my mum chucked out some mince meat to attract some seagulls; we didn't expect that!

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Post by Nutroast » 14 Oct 2008, 09:25

Hey Dave, are you sure you weigh what you weigh? I recon your scales (the weighing type, not the musical type!) are wonky, you look pretty trim to me.

Jan

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Post by louttrim » 15 Oct 2008, 18:42

hiya all

Dave, feel free to post one of those pics of us you took last time we met.. I don't have anything recent to post on this computer :wink: It's good to put faces to names. Have liked seeing all the pics of various pets. I'd love to have chickens, we have a big garden they'd love, but I work with bird viruses, so I've signed a bit of paper to say I won't have them :(

But we do still have 2 dogs, a rabbit, 2 guinea pigs..

So how is everyone doing? I did a spinning class last night.. nearly died! :shock:

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Post by louttrim » 16 Oct 2008, 22:11

blimey!! I'm famous!! :lol:

Didn't realise that I stick my tongue out when I play.. :shock: I'll have to watch that!!

Had my lesson today - went well I think. Doing F major and D minor scales.. fun !! And I've graduated from a couple of pieces that I've been working on, which is always good :D

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