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  • Sherri
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:39:58 UTC
yeah what you saidI typed a response yesterday but then got sidetracked by work -- so didn't post. I think my response was something like "meh". Physically I've been getting over a sinus infection and then hurt my shoulder working out, so i think that's affected my attitude. I've learned to play the ukulele and hope to buy a guitar this year. I practice daily and absolutely love it. Learned a fair number of songs and really am messing around with stuff so maybe one day will write a tune or two (or more!). Think I've had it in me -- have music in my family -- just needed a push or an inspiration. So that keeps me busy in my spare time in the evenings. I think now that the band is on hiatus and Glen spends most of his time in the states these days have affected the board. I've been on here since early 2000s but didn't really start posting until I moved back to Austin from Dublin in 2006. There was so much activity back then and I just felt like such a newbie -- don't know why.

Anyway, I enjoy when we trade music suggestions or answer cool lists of questions. I like to hear about other goings on -- traveling, movies, books etc. I've never met any of you but feel some connection.

I'm getting excited because I get to see Glen for free at SXSW and then again opening for Eddie Vedder in April -- so that's coolio.

Just the mere fact Johnny that you wrote that is proof that many of us don't want to see the board fizzle away. It can be revived.

I love politics too and pretty soon the American presidential race will really turn interesting. Right now it's still a comedy show.

Worried that we're gearing up for another war (Iran) and hate hearing US politicians speaking pro-war bullshit. So love when I see non-US perspectives as well. Our news is so filtered and thankfully we get the BBC news (at least) for some perspective. NPR is great too.

Anyway, I babble. But let the babble continue, okay?

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  • RobC
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:13:12 UTC
I flogged and flogged the dead horse until responses just stopped. Now I have to go to Christian websites to get my fun.

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  • Fola
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:15:04 UTC
greatyou are learning the ukelele sherri.

Yes Al am engaged to be married. How do you know? Have you been lurking?

Have I being posting too much?

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  • johnny
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:16:55 UTC
it breathes!!!sorry hank, wasnt counting my own post, i just thought of it right after i posted. i am now strongly convinced that the social media uprising has a big part to play though.

alot of good points here. i remember when i used to check in alot as claire etc where daily posting news about the band and competitions etc. and literally was afraid to miss anything. When the band actually are busy e.g. the FTB anniversary gigs, the board was alive for a few weeks, then it slowly rested again.

Buffy, im sorry to hear that, ive never really noticed that happening and if i did i assumed any banter was between people who actually knew each other (in the real world). so i was honestly shocked to read your post.

i only found the board in 05 and after posting as john or something in the early days started becoming more frequent. ive never met anyone on here but some of those 'Big Names' that nika mentioned always intrigued me and their posts where always worth reading. However i felt like i was eavesdropping as i thought everyone knew each other so most of the time so never really felt i should get involved. i know what you mean kez, ive refrained from posting about music that im enjoying as i thought no one wanted to hear about it. i love the music posts, even though i may not always post i check out about 90% of everyones recommendations. For me, discovering the duke and the king, simone felice et. al was one of my personal highlights so i always love checking in to hopefully discover another gem.

sorry reading over these posts and coming back to this, can someone explain what is meant by trolls?

this board is probably my favourite little corner on the internet and i intent to stick with it through wind and rain.

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  • Shell
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:40:44 UTC
I was justmerely pointing out that I don't have hate for you Al but I'm not really that bothered anyway. Not trying to be rude but I try to not lie too.

Trolls are people who post on websites just to say shitting things and try and upset people, like the anonymous posters. Apparently it's popular nowadays to go on the facebook of someone recently deceased and write on their wall "rest in piss". That's an extreme example though.

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  • RobC
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:17:03 UTC
Whitney Houston11 days sober. Well done.


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  • Dr. R
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:20:24 UTC
quietI still check in regularly, have done so for the last 4 years or so but never really post much partly b/c I don't have much exposure to new music. I do check out new music suggested by others though. Some of the anonymous negative remarks put me off of posting also, though those are much fewer now than they were 4 years ago. I still get a laugh out of some of the conversations going on- between people who know each other, it seems- and I discover new things sometimes too.

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  • Sherri
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:20:39 UTC
I thank this board for ...Turning me on to Laura Marling, Villagers, and even Kings of Leon way back in the day when they were big in Europe but not in the US. I need this board to also keep one foot firmly planted in Dublin and ROI for that matter too. I miss it so much and feel like I can keep a little connected to what's going on musically, culturally and politically. I don't mind the trolls and feel confident now to say Fuck Off. But it's free speech I guess and Trolls can still be trolls. They have to live with themselves.

RobC -- it hurts to admit this but LMFAO after that post.

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  • O'know
  • Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:12:56 UTC
RobCSober? Not so sure I heard she was completely maggotty last night!

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  • petr
  • Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:00:31 UTC
chapeau Nika!

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  • Karen in NY
  • Monday, 27 February 2012 2:46:15 UTC
Speaking of music recommendations ..There is a band I love and they aren't Irish! Their gigs remind me of early Frames gigs, as far as the energy in the room and the singers personality and that feeling like these guys should be HUGE but they're not, yet, so how special is this to be here in this intimate venue with them? They're called Dandelion Wine. When I first heard them I was on my way to Rockwood Music Hall to see someone playing at 9pm.. Just for the he'll of it I clicked on the link for the 8pm act and it brought me to Dandelion Wine's myspace page. Whoa! I had to hear them in person! I rushed downtown as fast as I could to be at their set. And until this whole stroke / hypoxic brain injury happened, I never missed one of their gigs!

Www.myspace.com/dandelionwine1 is their page. Danny the singer is from Iowa , Nathan the cellist is from Colorado and Tom the guitar player is from long island, NY. Danny also writes a great blog, called Fairytalesforthefafherless.com

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  • johnny
  • Monday, 27 February 2012 13:31:02 UTC
top drawerKaren... top drawer! so far so good

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  • RobC
  • Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:17:17 UTC
Dandelion Wine was only talking about them the other day.. wierd