Whatever Happened To ........

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Martin Francis?
    Annika1980, Dec 8, 2006
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    niceparking Guest

    He's a real photographer, and in case you hadn't noticed, they don't
    tend to stick around here long.
    niceparking, Dec 8, 2006
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  3. Annika1980

    Colin_D Guest

    Is that why you're still here?

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Dec 8, 2006
  4. He's a real photographer, and in case you hadn't noticed, they don't
    I am an engineer and I don't stick around the engineering
    groups for long either: it's full of folks doing it for fun.
    If building sand castles on the beach the last thing one would
    want is a contractor saying "Here, kid, let me show you how it
    is really done".
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Dec 8, 2006
  5. Annika1980

    niceparking Guest

    Yeah, same as you and Mr. 1980.
    niceparking, Dec 8, 2006
  6. Annika1980

    niceparking Guest

    (beep beep beep said the dump truck full of sand backing up to the
    kid...) and let's face it, unless the contractor is into teaching, or
    just having his ego stroked in a very minimalist way, there's not much
    there for him (or her) there, either. Further, if you've ever played
    anything competetively, playing with people who are less
    skilled/experienced than you tends to make you play more poorly--a
    dumbing down, if you will. It's like an English professor trying to
    read Reader's Digest condensed books for fun, where for him or her, it
    simply can't be!
    niceparking, Dec 8, 2006
  7. Annika1980

    Scott W Guest

    I think it is the nature of what the news groups have turned into more
    then the idea of
    a pro participating.

    A number of years ago I participated on a flute group, run via email.
    One of the rather fun parts was that James Galway was a regular poster
    to the group. He rather enjoys talking and writing about flutes and
    flute playing and was always willing to share his views.

    But I rather doubt that he participats now, I could be wrong but the
    internet groups have changed greatly in the last 10 years.

    Scott W, Dec 8, 2006
  8. Yeah.....If you're trying to make a living at it, you haven't got the time
    to bother with the newsgroups.....These are really for old retired geezers
    like me.......
    William Graham, Dec 9, 2006
  9. There are still several pro's who participate in some of the trumpet players
    groups. (I partake in that hobby too.) But a lot of them either teach, or
    are semi-retired.....The people who have to make their living at music (or
    any other art) don't have the time to bother with most of these
    groups......Many of the pro trumpet players I have known were on the road
    all the time when they were active. In those days, they didn't have the
    computer thing going, and they wouldn't have had the time for it anyway.....
    William Graham, Dec 9, 2006
  10. Annika1980

    Robert Brace Guest

    Hold on there a minute!!!
    One of us might take offense.....;-)
    Robert Brace, Dec 9, 2006
  11. Annika1980

    Mardon Guest

    I think he has replaced Usenet newsgroup participation with a Web based
    Chat at Yahoo! You can get there from the link on his web site:
    Mardon, Dec 9, 2006
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    That_Rich Guest

    Roger McGuinn is a regular poster to the Rickenbacker newsgroup. Makes
    it much more fun.

    That_Rich, Dec 9, 2006
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    m II Guest

    The Roger McGuinn of twelve string fame? He owes me a tambourine....

    m II, Dec 10, 2006
  14. Annika1980

    That_Rich Guest

    Yep... he da man.

    That_Rich, Dec 10, 2006
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    Pudentame Guest

    Used to be a regular poster.

    He don't come 'round much anymore because some asshole kept buggin' him
    about a guitar that got stolen many years ago.

    Then again, hardly anyone comes 'round there much anymore. I believe
    it's mostly moved over to a moderated forum at some Vox webpage.
    Pudentame, Dec 10, 2006
  16. Annika1980

    m II Guest

    Sorry to hear that. I admire his music greatly. I tell my friends that
    it was McGuinn who made Dylan famous. They only half believe me. I think
    I'll dig out that copy of him doing 'Cardiff Rose' and run around the
    house yelling 'Arrghh ye landlubbers!'

    m II, Dec 10, 2006
  17. Annika1980

    Pudentame Guest

    Well, there was certainly a strong synergy there, but I knew Bob Dylan
    before the Byrds and Roger McGuinn came along. OTOH, when I finally
    bought an electric guitar, it *was* a Rickenbacker 12-string (1966
    330/12 - bought in 1968 & I still got it!!!)

    As it turns out, I was somewhat familiar with his work at about the same
    time I was learning about Bob Dylan by way of Peter, Paul & Mary and

    Seems there was this young guitar/banjo picker named Jim backin' up The
    Chad Mitchell (later just The Mitchell) Trio ...

    He did a spot on the local NPR radio station about a year when he was
    making an appearance in one of the local clubs & talked about how John
    Coltrane was a major influence on the solo for 8-Miles High (which is,
    BTW, about flying to England for a concert tour, rather than drugs as
    everyone thinks it's about)

    Pudentame, Dec 10, 2006
  18. Annika1980

    m II Guest

    neat stuff. Thank you.

    m II, Dec 11, 2006
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    Bandicoot Guest

    That has some truth, yet anyone who has ever taught knows that the teacher
    gets as much out of it as the student.

    Bandicoot, Dec 12, 2006
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