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Thanks, Flo Kirby
by gurdonark
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Thu, Jul 31, 2008 @ 5:28 AM
 
duckett
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permalink   Thu, Jul 31, 2008 @ 5:52 AM
Glad I could be a part of this- I might as well say thanks to Ms. Harubin, Mr. Hicks, Mr. Ghia and all the rest who let me make noise with things in school as a kid…
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Aug 4, 2008 @ 8:10 PM
I’m glad you shouted out your teachers, and that you lent us your voice!
 
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permalink   duckett Mon, Aug 4, 2008 @ 8:46 PM
No prob- at least you look toward to the future, instead of “What might have been”.
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essesq
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permalink   Thu, Jul 31, 2008 @ 6:29 AM
Thank you Gurdonark for the chance to be part of this. You are making a very important point here. I can only speak for myself here but I guess for music as well as for doing written work in school I never was one who could plod through my lessons. I wanted the ability to express myself and playing whatever was assigned never quite did that. When I got older and discovered the concept of synthesizers and multi track recording I imagined the joy I could have recording my own music and dreamed of having a recording studio in my home. Now I am sitting in front of my recording studio, which I didn’t know I had until two years ago :-). There are a few around these parts who are very much responsible for that discovery and everything that has flowed from it.

The bottom line has to be that there is no right or wrong way to come to self-expression but only that it is wrong not to express if the desire is present. Your statements, both the musical and the written remind us of that very important realization.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Aug 4, 2008 @ 8:11 PM
I think it’s fun, all this striving to express ourselves. Thanks for joining in!
Anchor
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permalink   Thu, Jul 31, 2008 @ 5:55 PM
a fitting tribute to those who have gone before us - teachers, masters, artists who have preserved and passed along those cultural pinnacles of human endeavor…art, music, literature….thank goodness someone impressed us enough to want to accept the torch.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Aug 4, 2008 @ 8:12 PM
I love the way that the fabric of things keeps on spinning on, even as the illusion of endless fraying obscures the flow of the material.
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Thu, Jul 31, 2008 @ 6:04 PM
at the risk of sounding redundant….thanks! :)

i’m really glad someone did something with some of the voxover material i’ve been posting. i had this secret wish that someone like you would would eventually take a bunch of the radioshow voxover source and turn it into some kind of poem or something. cool stuff G!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Aug 4, 2008 @ 8:12 PM
When I get a chance, I’ll convert you to a free verse riff.
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permalink   Sat, Aug 2, 2008 @ 1:24 PM
I love your work, i love your univer..
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Aug 4, 2008 @ 8:13 PM
I love the harmonies on the Parisienne Calendarsong—it’s a harmony my universe would welcome as much as warm water on Mars.
Geert Veneklaas
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permalink   Sun, Aug 10, 2008 @ 3:03 PM
Nice work Robert ! Listening to the music I read your Ms. Kirby story. I recognize the way you feel grateful about the fact that you have learnt to enjoy making music (rather than just making music). A few years ago I thanked all my ‘Ms. Kirby’s’ for that, but I still like to thank them here again: Mr. Jansen, Mr. Thijsen, Ms. Broekhuizen, Mr. Hendrickx.
And, in a way, ccMixter is also a very good music teacher; it shows us how much fun it is to create and make music. It doesn’t have always to be perfect, there’s room for experiment and there’s (positive) feedback. Love this place !