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Lone Lobo

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  1. Bird Friendly Coffee is the best. More stringent requirements than "Shade Grown" or all the other coffee monikers such as "fair trade", etc. Go to https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/bird-friendly. Expensive....yes, but the birds are worth it IMHO, but then I am a birding nerd in addition to being an audiophile nerd and a vinyl nerd and...well, the list is never definitive or static. Just buy the DA&N coffee and save the world at the same time! Birds are the original horn driven speakers after all.
  2. Beautiful and appreciated. Great Birthday Bash. Wish everyone could have been there...except for the auction. Glad you all stayed away from that...just sayin. Kudos to all the officers/staff/volunteers who made it a fun Bash!
  3. Just a pic to give an idea of the engineering and grunting involved to get these into a Subaru. Many thanks to master packer Jim Hunter, aka "The Master".
  4. It took 2 engineers and Becky to get a pair of auctioned Cornwalls into a Subaru Forester. Well, mostly Becky.
  5. Thanks! I'm all set for all the fun...sounds like it might be a bit chilly in Hope this week.
  6. Interesting as I just had a professional hearing evaluation with my new insurance after turning 65. I have a test chart from 30 years ago that shows I've lost some high frequencies, but the audiologist said if he were just looking at my test results instead of me, he would have predicted a mid 40 year old. So I got nothing to complain about. But I've been pretty careful with my hearing but I now regularly work on big drilling rigs that can be quite noisy. So...ROCK ON Garth!
  7. I should add that you have to watch the events live. After that the recordings are only available to University Staff and students.
  8. I would like to recommend you go here to listen to live streaming of master degree recitals, full multicam concerts of jazz, symphonic, wind, modern, opera, etc., not to mention lectures on music related subjects. The audio in most venues is world class, many of the students are outstanding (Nora Jones was a member of the Jazz singers) and the variety is stunning. The production value of the multicam videos is very good. And if any of you are anywhere near the area I would suggest going to hear for yourself. The calendar of live recording events is: https://recording.music.unt.edu/index.php/downloads/calendar/2022/03 Enjoy!
  9. Anyone have any idea where to buy tickets to any of the ticketed events prior to arriving in Hope?
  10. Hope is only dry on the inside. On the outside it's dripping wet. I dun seen the stills...and the trailer.
  11. Well I'm taking off work to make it to Hope this week. Don't know if I'll know anyone after such a long absence from the forum. I am considering bringing some questionable organ music to test and torture the Jubilees in Dave Mallette's honor. Anyone else from the forum going to attend or will I be the real lonelobo? Anyone can get in touch by texting me (twoonefour-707-8one02). I'll be staying at the sumptuous Super 8 in Hope. Hoping to hook up with other Pilgrims for lunch/dinner/beer/beer/beer. Oh, Beer of Choice...super juicy IPA's with high alcohol content...just in case...or sixpack.
  12. Well I'm taking off work to make it to Hope this week. Don't know if I'll know anyone after such a long absence from the forum. I am considering bringing some questionable organ music to test and torture the Jubilees in Dave Mallette's honor. Anyone else from the forum going to attend or will I be the real lonelobo? Anyone can get in touch by texting me (twoonefour-707-8one02). I'll be staying at the sumptuous Super 8 in Hope. Hoping to hook up with other Pilgrims for lunch/dinner/beer/beer/beer.
  13. Listened to the podcast yesterday. Just want to take a moment to praise Roy for representing all of us as dedicated Pilgrims rather than the ostentatious, pushy, greedy little audiophiles that we are, have always been, and always will be. I, for one, will give it my all to be the dedicated Pilgrim that Roy describes in this interview. Thanks Roy for making my obsession seem like a virtue, rather than a flaw! You make us proud!
  14. Here's a question for all of you AR turntable gurus. What are the 3 holes that appear to be unused on the top of the turntable for? TIA for your sage advice or opinions. Thinking about making a new top out of glass and the fewer holes the better.
  15. Well true to form, Texarkana Funeral Home screwed the audio pooch on Dave's funeral stream. Obviously, Dave was confused by the universe's largest mixer finally as his disposal and must have gotten the mute button and live to earth buttons crossed. Anyway, the service was typical Presby Mass with hardly a mention of our fair hero, so no great loss. What follows is his brother's heartfelt eulogy at the graveside services. Onward thru the Phogg my friends! Eulogy for David June 17, 2021 My brother, David, loved life fiercely. Life did not always return the favor, but he would bounce back with amazing resiliency from setbacks that would have crippled a lesser man. Perhaps the greatest love in David’s life was for his children, Jennings Elizabeth and Thomas McRae. His love of his first-born, Jennings, was boundless. All children are precious, but Jennings, she was a perfect angel. Her loss at age 13 was a crushing blow to David, and he lived the rest of his life with the confidence of seeing Jennings again on the other side. David was equally overjoyed with the birth of his son Thomas. Thomas was named after his great-grandfather who sired 10 children, including 7 boys. Out of that large family, our Thomas is one of the only two surviving great-grandsons with the Mallette surname. David was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was even prouder to learn recently that Thomas has followed his example of national service by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Second only to his children was David’s love for music, especially organ music and the great pipe organs themselves. He collected over 1500 recordings of classical music and had a special listening room at home where he loved to sit for hours immersed in the music. David also loved, in no particular order, the Cossatot River, steamboats, steam locomotives, and UFO theories. He loved Roman history, Byzantine history, Civil War history, and Church history. He loved theology, genealogy, meteorology and cosmology. He loved player pianos, photography, and videography. He loved Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, Scott Joplin and Conlan Nancarrow, Star Trek, Dr. Who, and The Three Stooges, and he loved his old dog, Shadow. In addition to being the lover of many diverse interests, David was a great dreamer. He would often just sit, staring into the distance, lost in his own thoughts and oblivious to his surroundings. In elementary school, one of his teachers called our Mom in for a conference. “The problem is,” declared the teacher, “David is a dreamer!” Some problem!! Don’t you wonder, like me, if this old world might be a better place with a few more dreamers? Some of David’s dreams were, let’s just say, better than others. One of his best ideas was the local Regional Musical Heritage Center, which combined his love of music and of Texarkana. In the last few years of his life, he poured much of his remaining time and treasure into the RMHC. It was a noble effort and I hope it can find a way to carry his dream into the future. I know that David, like all of us, was far from perfect. But maybe we who are left behind can learn a few things from his example: to love our family and friends without reservation, to take time to enjoy the finer things in life, such as food, wine, art, and music; and finally, to be unafraid to dream big dreams. To paraphrase that little green poet, Kermit the Frog: “I hope we all find it, That Rainbow Connection, The lovers, the dreamers, and my little brother, David.”
  16. There is still an existing RMHC board as far as I know, but their main emphasis is on an annual festival and local performances. They mostly refer to it as the Regional Music Heritage Festival now.
  17. Well, I've had more email addresses than Carter has liver pills, so who knows what my original email was. And in my defense concerning my long absence...I was unsupervised.
  18. Good grief. Apparently someone gave me a new name with both words seperated and capitalized. Now I show as a newbie. Ok, so I haven't been faithfully consistent and even absent for years, but I'm not a newbie. How do I get my old street creds and posts back. Can't log in with my old name! Help me Obewan, you're my only hope.
  19. David's memorial service will be livestreamed on the Texarkana Funeral Home Facebook page. Visitation is at 9:30 and service at 10:30am at St. James Episcopal Church of Texarkana. Keep your stories coming... I'll have to tell you sometime about the time Dave and I floated 3 days down the Mekong out of Chiang Saen on a bamboo raft guided by a couple of heavily tattooed Lisu warriors against the warnings of all the guards along the river. Adventures we had.
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