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The avatar pictures are so tiny, but they are intriguing! Mine is a Russian ceramic figure of a clown playing a concertina (well ... it could be a concertina :blink: !) which I bought in Moscow a couple of years ago. He now hangs beside the fireplace in my living room.

Samantha

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:rolleyes: Hi Samantha,

My avatar is a dog because whenever I go upstais my cocker spaniel automatically goes in the back bedroom and sits by the computer. I think I spend too much time on Concertina.net! Or maybe Taffy really likes it!

Helen Cusick

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Mine is a crocheted sunflower, the sunflower being a favorite motif of mine. It's the end of a pillow, actually, and I'll attach a pic of the whole pillow to give an idea.

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Mine is a sculpture (technically a "grotesque," not a "gargoyle") that is part of the Parliament building in Ottawa, Canada.

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I did a search on the net for "concertina cartoons" and found this on a Japanese site. Tomato head playing an anglo seemed somehow appropriate for me...

 

Chris

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My main instrument is the double bass. The cartoon is of someone playing a bass (ok it's a cello) with a saw rather than a bow.

 

Howard Mitchell

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Mine is a sculpture (technically a "grotesque," not a "gargoyle") that is part of the Parliament building in Ottawa, Canada.

Dear David,

I am new to this unbelievably complicated new deal but I would like to report that the photo that you have posted also adorns my workshop! It was given to me by my friend John Ramshaw who's brother spotted it when in Canada and photographed it. The weirdness of the concertina nut even reaches us here in Australia. My friend Michael Kluger (who is a psychiatrist) once mentioned that he thought all concertina players were a little suspect. He is one of the best players in the country!

This is my first attempt at the new forum. Please be gentle with me!

Yours Concerternally,

Richard Evans

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...I would like to report that the photo that you have posted also adorns my workshop! It was given to me by my friend John Ramshaw who's brother spotted it when in Canada and photographed it.

Is it precisely the same photo? I did not take the photo. I don't remember who did. It was mentioned and made available on rec.music.makers.squeezebox some years ago. More recently, another photo of it was discussed on the previous concertina.net forum.

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My avatar is also a grotesque, a photo taken by a friend during a sight-seeing tour of one of the Vanderbilt's mansions. Each window is adorned with a different grotesque. I had used the photo as a basis for last year's Squeeze-in graphic by cropping and adjusting parts. Here's a copy of the original photo.

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Mine is an uilleann piper (bellows under the right arm, bag under the left arm, chanter resting on the right knee, drones across the lap) because various forms of bagpipe are my primary instrument.

 

Regards,

Dick

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Mine is an icon of myself I created in 1992 for the "About" box on a "button accordion" program called CORDINE I wrote for Windows.

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For want of anything more clever, mine is simply my Lachenal "New Model" English system.

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Well, why not. A very close up of my Dipper.

Cheers,

Geo

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Mine's a photo of a truculent sheep to remind me of:

 

a) My surname

 

B) Regular need to get hair shorn in order to read music

 

c) My email address

 

Regards to all

 

Jill Shepherd

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An angry Scotsman!

 

(It made sense at the time)

 

Phil

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Mine is the cut-away picture used on the front of my concertina repair book.

 

If you look closely it shows my Aeola treble: key board, action and reed pan. I had a hell of a job glueing the concertina back together after the photo was taken; but thankfully it still works and you cannot find the join! :blink:

 

Dave

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If you look closely it shows my Aeola treble: key board, action and reed pan. I had a hell of a job glueing the concertina back together after the photo was taken; but thankfully it still works and you cannot find the join! :blink:

 

Dave

Be careful, Dave. Someone may report you to the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Aeolas). WAIT! That knock on the door could be the Concertina Police!

 

 

Write if you need bail,

Dick

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