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  1. David, I particularly enjoyed your playing of Bob's Old Time Quadrille.  That tune's been stuck in my head since the early days of NEFFA when I danced it to the prompting of Fred Brunnig (I Think!).  I never knew it's name but it's one of the first tunes I attempted on my Jeff duet.  Thanx!

     

    Erik

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      wunks

      That's strange because it's a crackerjack contra dance tune, although I can't say I've heard it elsewhere either.  At least there're two of us!  Cheers.

       

      Erik

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  2. Hi Little John.  This topic is getting quite complex so I'd like to ask you about your bisonoric experience.  What I want to do is create a 6 note thumb activated bass cluster to take advantage of the vacant reed chambers in my Jeff duet.  I've played a little bit of melodeon so I'm comfortable with the push pull aspect.  My intuition is that because the rest of the instrument is unisonoric and because I have an air button, the bellows work needed for the required notes will soon become second nature.  Has that been your experience ?  Thanx.

     

    Erik

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      wunks

      Yes, and that's the reason for my interest in the single reed/push pull option.  it would require 6 buttons and actions though, hence the attractiveness of the bisonoric solution.  Thank you very much for your input LJ.

       

      Happy New Year!

      Erik

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  3. As I was thinking about the "sighting" in the Dickens Movie, an Image popped into my head of another Xmas appearance.  Rather than re-watch the whole thing, I googled " Nightmare before Christmas" jazz band, and there it was!  Because I'm stuck in "archaic tech"  mode and have yet to grasp how to post pics.,  I thought I'd pass it along to you before putting it up.  If you're tech savvy perhaps you'd post it?  If not I'll put it up later this evening.  I've no Idea if it's been posted before.

     

    Happy holidays 

    Erik

  4. As I was thinking about the "sighting" in the Dickens Movie, an Image popped into my head of another Xmas appearance.  Rather than re-watch the whole thing, I googled " Nightmare before Christmas" jazz band, and there it was!  Because I'm stuck in "archaic tech"  mode and have yet to grasp how to post pics.,  I thought I'd pass it along to you before putting it up.  If you're tech savvy perhaps you'd post it?  If not I'll put it up later this evening.  I've no Idea if it's been posted before.

     

    Happy holidays 

    Erik

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      wunks

      Here's my sequence which I've just repeated;  google search     nightmare before Christmas jazz band      you should get a string of images a little ways down the page.  click on more images.  About the 3d image in is what I found.  It says angrybirdsriogame.info under the pic..  Or,  click on the first image in the sequence of the Lagoon Goon sax player for a subset of more images,  third one on the bottom row is what we're looking for.  under it reads;  tnbc-thoughtsandheadcannons.tumblr.com .  I don't want to pester you with this but it's a great image and might even win "spotting of the year award" (Which I'm willing to split with you, prize to be announced) if it hasn't been posted already!  Great movie too, if you haven't seen it......?

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    wunks    Isel

    Thanks for your encouragement!  I've been attempting Haiku and this one felt right.

     

    Peace and Harmony to you and yours

    Erik

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      wunks

      Isel (or Isra?), I think if you would send the haiku in Spanish wlth your translation it would help me a great deal to experience the moment.  I know some Spanish, perhaps just enough to make this of value!

       

      Erik

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    wunks    Isel

    Thanks for your encouragement!  I've been attempting Haiku and this one felt right.

     

    Peace and Harmony to you and yours

    Erik

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      wunks

      I like it, especially the last line.  Let's agree to exchange Haiku when they occur.  It will make us both better at it......?

       

      Erik

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    wunks    Isel

    Thanks for your encouragement!  I've been attempting Haiku and this one felt right.

     

    Peace and Harmony to you and yours

    Erik

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      wunks

      A small change means so much in haiku!  Sometimes shifting the words around is counterproductive.  My understanding of haiku is that it's a spontaneous expression of an "ah ha!" moment the length of one exhaled breath.  The 17 syllable 5,7,5 form is not absolutely strict.  Trouble comes when one tries to juggle words around and try to squeeze them in and the moment is lost, probably what happened here.  The more haiku you attempt the more your efforts fit the form automatically, like playing  a new tune on the concertina when you have the instrument down.  Have you any to send me?

       

      Erik

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    wunks    Isel

    Thanks for your encouragement!  I've been attempting Haiku and this one felt right.

     

    Peace and Harmony to you and yours

    Erik

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      wunks

      Here's a revision That I think works better.

       

      Is it your sons' work

      these neat rows of winter shells

      or your inner child's?

       

      The book is; 

      "The Japanese Haiku"

      its essential nature, history, and possibilities jn English, with selected examples.

      by Kenneth Yasuda

      Charles E Tuttle Company Inc. publisher

       

      It's a bit dry and scholarly but very informative.  Enjoy!

       

      Erik

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    wunks    Isel

    Thanks for your encouragement!  I've been attempting Haiku and this one felt right.

     

    Peace and Harmony to you and yours

    Erik

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      wunks

      Tomorrow I'll send you the title of a book about Haiku I find very helpful, although it may be out of print....I found it in a used book shop.  It's under the Christmas tree at the moment, for my daughter(14) who is "into" all things Japanese.  Here's another (in fact the only other that I feel is complete) It's from the memory of a moment long ago.

       

      Geese in the rainbow

      fluttering silver and gold

      sound the afterglow

       

      One comes to mind at this moment:

       

      I see your son's work 

      in neat rows of winter shells

      or your inner child?

       

      Erik

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