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Birthdays

Post by some guy » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:07 pm

Hey everyone!!

It's J.S. Bach's birthday, today.

And Modeste Mussorgsky's.

And your very own some guy's.

It's true.

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Re: Birthdays

Post by John F » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:44 pm

Happy birthday, all!
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Post by karlhenning » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:48 pm

Happy birthday, dude!

Cheers,
~Karl
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Re: Birthdays

Post by Wallingford » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:58 pm

Happy boit'day, da t'ree o' youse!
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
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Post by Lance » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:29 pm

How could I possibly have forgotten someguy's birthday? Easy to forget the others mentioned but SOMEGUY! So, in celebration of his birthday, I just played the first-ever release of the CONTEMPORARY version of the Happy Birthday Variations by none other than composer/conductor JOHN WILLIAMS! [Sony 94253 if you're interested). In the meantime, thank you for reminding us about these birthdays, especially yours.

We trust your special day is filled with 24 hours of your favourite contemporary composers' music.

MANY HAPPY RETURNS to one great guy!
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Re: Birthdays

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:40 pm

Happy Birthday is the only thing I can play at the piano (or organ) without having the music in front of me, always in the key of F (I am sorry to say there is no YouTube of the rendition). I had to learn it because we sang it back at the Maryland church every time someone in the big choir had a birthday that week. (They forgot mine once and it was actually on the Sunday.)

Well, anyway, it's not my day, but some guy's (of course, it's always some guy's birthday, so why... oh do shut up John) so happy birthday, Michael!

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Re: Birthdays

Post by some guy » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:55 pm

Thank you all kindly!

(That picture, just by the way, is not of me. I look MUCH older. :D I found it by typing "sad birthday" at the google prompt and choosing "images." This was the first funny one I found. So I chose it. Because I'm lazy. Plus, it's my birthday. I can do what I want! Now if only the Lakers could win today's game.

Go LAKERS!!)
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Post by Werner » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:01 pm

Better late than never - and a special greeting to JBuck - due to stay young for some time yet -who turns ouy to be some guy to put a witty fsace on the most routine os anniversaries.

All the best to y'all!
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Post by Donald Isler » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:23 pm

Happy Birthday to the three of you!
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Post by RebLem » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:25 pm

Happy Birthday, someguy !
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Re: Birthdays

Post by stenka razin » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:57 am

Happy Birthday, someguy. I wish you the very best, my friend. 8)


Regards,
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Re: Birthdays

Post by karlhenning » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:50 am

jbuck919 wrote:(I am sorry to say there is no YouTube of the rendition)
Make it happen!

Cheers,
~Karl
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Re: Birthdays

Post by some guy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:55 am

Agreed!

(Oh, and the Lakers did win. Handily.)
"The public has got to stay in touch with the music of its time . . . for otherwise people will gradually come to mistrust music claimed to be the best."
--Viennese critic (1843)

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
--Henry Miller

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Re: Birthdays

Post by maestrob » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:33 am

Many happy returns of the day, someguy! Your constant championing of new music is a breath of fresh air here. :wink:

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Re: Birthdays

Post by hangos » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:49 pm

Happy birthday,someguy!
Just think, in pure birthday terms you are 4 days older than Bartok and Boulez (who share 25th March) :wink:
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