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Oldtimer, AKA Brian, gets a coveted toaster upgrade for his service at the Regional Music Heritage Center Inaugural Day event.  He drove in from Dallas to tend bar...and did a total pro job of it.  Nothing "virtual" about Forum Friends!  We were honored as the mayors of Texarkana read a joint proclamation of "RMHC Inauguration Day.  We had our minds expanded with Conlon Nancarrow played back on our rare 1928 Marshall & Wendell AMPICO player piano as per Nancarrow's preference, our minds blown by Dr. John Tennisons "Texarkanon" played back by 4 Roland piano synthesizers through KI-396 loudspeakers supported by an 1802 subwoofer with computer display that clearly showed (count'em) the peak of 4400 notes per second attained in this massive and complex piece composed for this occasion.  That piece can be downloaded below in "Test your system. 

Then, we boogied-woogied with John, got jazz'd up with Carol Collins-Miles and Three of a Kind, and we were regaled with world class Scott Joplin performed by Dr. Robert Willey of Ball State University. 

 

Thanks for helping make it a big success, Brian!

Dave

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Looks like a great time and outstanding inaugural event.  Congrats Dave!  Would have loved to have been there if for nothing else than to give Brian orders.

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Dave,

 

What's the drive time from the Gaylord in Grapevine?  I'll be at a convention there in January.

 

@Mallette

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So that's oldtimer......oh my he's cute!  The pic of the trio looks like Elton John on bass and BigStewMan on drums.

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1 minute ago, Tarheel said:

So that's oldtimer......oh my he's cute! 

 

He seems to lack focus.

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I bet Brian could whip up a mean Bloody Mary with his hot sauce arsenal. 

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9 hours ago, Tarheel said:

So that's oldtimer......oh my he's cute!  The pic of the trio looks like Elton John on bass and BigStewMan on drums.

Chuck--i thought we were brothers? Calling me a drummer? When I was a little kid, my grandma would sit me on her knee and say, “BigStewMan, when  it seems that all hope is gone and things couldn’t get any worse, just tell yourself, at least I’m not a drummer."

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10 hours ago, DizRotus said:

Dave,

 

What's the drive time from the Gaylord in Grapevine?  I'll be at a convention there in January.

 

@Mallette

3 hours one way; free wheeling once out of Dallas and Rockwall

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9 hours ago, DizRotus said:

 

He seems to lack focus.

That's just part of my soul leaving my body from being photographed.

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8 minutes ago, USNRET said:

3 hours one way; free wheeling once out of Dallas and Rockwall

 

Texas is big, I hear.

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Just now, DizRotus said:

 

Texas is big, I hear.

True, we consider that a short hop down the road.

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3 minutes ago, DizRotus said:

 

Texas is big, I hear.

Here's a day trip for you
 

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3 hours ago, oldtimer said:

That's just part of my soul leaving my body from being photographed.

 

Any chance you sold root beer with floating raisins on the side of the road during the summer of '73?

 

That photo never could be developed...

 

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Congrats to oldtimer. It looked like a wonderful events and now there is a backup bartender for Hope.

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What does this have to do with conlon nancarrow?

I am a huge CN fan. Does the museum have any of his scrolls or specially any of his pianos?

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35 minutes ago, mungkiman said:

 

Any chance you sold root beer with floating raisins on the side of the road during the summer of '73?

 

That photo never could be developed...

 

Those weren't raisins.

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On ‎12‎/‎20‎/‎2016 at 11:43 AM, Mallette said:

Conlon Nancarrow played back on our rare 1928 Marshall & Wendell AMPICO player piano as per Nancarrow's preference,

Not his, but the type he used.  Mallette can tell you who belongs to the scrolls.  Nancarrow was native to Texarkana.

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9 hours ago, derrickdj1 said:

Congrats to oldtimer. It looked like a wonderful events and now there is a backup bartender for Hope.

Yes....do practice your slushies.

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Didn't go back far enough to really follow this thread, but due to the reference worth mentioning that while the date isn't set, RMHC will sponsor a Conlon Nancarrow New Music Festival either late fourth quarter or in the first half of the first quarter of next year.  Building renovation should be complete by then.

 

Dave

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