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You remind me of Peter Frampton. Just watched him on Soundstage last night. Do you know what I'm talking about? It's the hair thing.


Heh, I guess it was rockstar-style hair. (More often I heard "you look like Jesus.") Ah, but it had to go. It was a lot of work, and annoying when playing sports, and it got really, really hot under there in the summer.


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Nice to see the people behind the postings here. So this is me :)
We recorded the Mozart piano+violin sonata (-> audition room) as a Christmas present and with the cover (1st photo) we made fun of the recent Mutter/Orkis recording (and, of ourselves, obviously -- which is why my violin partner would probably kill me if she knew that I posted this here, so shhhh don't tell anybody).
Since I own a "portable" (35kg...) piano, I almost never travel without one. I think in the second photo I was practicing either Courante or Gigue from French Suite No. 5 and my girlfriend took the photo to document how much she had to suffer by helping me to carry the "monster" and then listening to the key action without hearing any music all the time. I like animals, and in the third picture I'm becoming friends with a llama...

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How did you get the llama to smile so sweetly? :lol:

(great pictures!)

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:D Nice pictures. You never travel without your portable piano? You mean really never? I should force that into my company policy :P .

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I like animals, and in the third picture I'm becoming friends with a llama...

Hehehe, I tried that once (in a zoo, though) and the bloody thing spit me in the eye. The smell was horrible... My wife still sniggers about that.
Nice photos BTW. You got the portable in that backpack ? :wink:

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Luckily this llama did not spit... When we saw it first we tried to be very silent so that we could get close without having him run away. But then it turned out that this guy was not at all frightened. In fact, he kept sitting in the middle of the trail and we had to climb around him to pass by. But at least he posed (and smiled) nicely for the camera :)
Indeed, Robert, I think travel expenses for pianos should be covered by any good company's reimbursement policy :)

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Tobias, where was that picture taken? (The picture of you and the llama)

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Hey juufa, funny enough that this was in Austria, about half an hour from Salzburg (Mozart's birthplace). The last place where we expected to see a llama. But an owner of a "chalet" bought two of them with the idea that they could help him carry heavy stuff. Apparently they were too stubborn to be used for work, so now they seem to have a happy life up there hanging out and doing nothing... :)

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Hey juufa, funny enough that this was in Austria, about half an hour from Salzburg (Mozart's birthplace).

Hm, bit of an anticlimax there.... I really thought you was climbing the Andes there. Ah well, the Salzkammergut is nice too :wink:

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Yeah, maybe I should be less honest, but I had cropped already the village down in the valley so that it looks more adventurous... :wink:

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Here is a picture to be used for my biography: (I hope it is easy on your eyes :wink: )

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Ah, the mysterious Julius finally revealed. You look pretty much as I had imagined. Very contemplative, as well. Nice to see you, Julius.

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Ah, the mysterious Julius finally revealed. You look pretty much as I had imagined. Very contemplative, as well. Nice to see you, Julius.


:lol: Thanks. It took me about 60 shots to actually acheive a half-decent self portrait. It's hard to do.

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Here is a picture to be used for my biography: (I hope it is easy on your eyes :wink: )

Ok, done that.
I have to say, you don't look very happy here...

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Here is a picture to be used for my biography: (I hope it is easy on your eyes :wink: )

Ok, done that.
I have to say, you don't look very happy here...


Thank you much. And yes, I am not too happy. I look like a dork when I smile. Guess I have to blame my parents on this one :wink: :lol:

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Mr. Breemer, Herr Olaf, and other Pipe organ enthusiasts should like this one:

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I found this picture when I was scrolling through my pictures of my trip to Poland last summer. It is of the pipes (actually 1/8 of the pipes) at the basilica Lichen http://pictures.polandforall.com/basilica-lichen-stary.html

I don't know exactly the facts and figures of the organ, but i know that there are probably thousands of pipes and probably 3 manuals. The accustics were amazing. Maybe thats because I am not used togrand churches. Our oldest church in Milwaukee is about 170 years old. That's peanuts compared to some of you peeps across the Atlantic.

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The first three pics are of the new band shell at Millennium Park in Chicago. Kind of looks like something from Star Wars, doesn't it? Or maybe the movie Men In Black. I'm in there somewhere. The other two pics are of me at the 'bean'. It is a few steps from the band shell, and is a sculpture with the real name, "Cloudscape" (I think). It is a chrome or mirror covered thing with no seams and looks like a great big bean, so everybody calls it that. It's fun to take pictures of it for the interesting reflections.

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That was a strange looking place. Millennium park...why do we always look upon the future as something metallic, non-color, stereotype etc. Is that the general human dream future? ;)

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That was a strange looking place. Millennium park...why do we always look upon the future as something metallic, non-color, stereotype etc. Is that the general human dream future? ;)



Hopefully when that "future" is now, I will be long gone. Because quite frankly I'm scared to see that kind of architecture / technology / quasi-Terminator 2 feel to the days ahead.

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robert wrote:
That was a strange looking place. Millennium park...why do we always look upon the future as something metallic, non-color, stereotype etc. Is that the general human dream future? ;)

It seems to be so at least for most architects. There is also, I think, an incredible fear of being labeled 'oldfashioned' - everything that is built these days must look revolutionary and futuristic, and nothing is allowed to be traditional and blend with the style of the past. It it must scream and shout and stick out like a sore thumb. Contrast, that is called :roll:
Nice examples are the glass pyramid next to the Louvre and the atrocious glass add-on to the Concertgebouw. Like an atonal cadenza in a classical concerto :roll:

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I wish I could show you guys the whole park. It’s actually very nice with unusual fountains, sculpture and lots of gardens. The way this concert facility is nestled right in between the tall skyscrapers fits the setting. And I usually go with more romantic and classic styles in practically everything I care about, so for me to say this is kind of strange. The building right behind the stage is called the Standard Oil building, or is the Amoco Oil, I can’t remember, but it is the exact same architecture as the two World Trade Center buildings that came down on 9/11. Then nearby is the Sears Tower, which is the tallest skyscraper in the US. Boy, what a view you get from up there! But also, right across the street are older buildings (not European-style old) but nice, classical and even gothic style buildings. There is a bit of everything all around, and together it works nicely. Why don't you come visit me and I'll show you a good time in Chicago. (not that kind of good time – get your mind out of the gutter. :) )

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Here is a recent picture of me and my dog. She picked up the scent of two deer and decided to pull me like a horse does to a wagon:

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All of you have probably seen this, already, but I think it's so touching. My sister just returned from Paris and took this picture for me. I understand that flowers surround his grave every day of the year.

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He's dead get over it :wink: :lol:

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Wow, not bad, haven't seen it until now! But I wonder how many flowers there are at M. Balakirev's grave... :cry:

Just kidding! :)

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I enjoyed looking at all of the photos. I wish I had some to share, but I'm not photgenic and never keep many pictures of myself. I'll check with some family members.

Julius, I think your phtographs are very nice and artsy.


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All of you have probably seen this, already, but I think it's so touching. My sister just returned from Paris and took this picture for me. I understand that flowers surround his grave every day of the year.

I can verify it was on the 23:th of July 2004 when I was there.

Time for me to post some picture.

First one is me and Oliver skiing.
Second, my old folks.
Third, my wife and Oliver.
Fourth, random picture by the ocean (a neighbor's kid along).
Fifth, Alva and her ski teacher Albin from when we went skiing. She fell deeply in love with him (first time) and cried half the way home. She is only 8! I thought this would not come in another 5-6 years.
Sixth, me and dad having a drink to the sunset where we live.

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Nice pictures, Robert.
It is so hot where I live these days. I (almost) long for the snow, again. And I completely understand your daughter's feelings. He is cute! :)

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And I completely understand your daughter's feelings. He is cute! :)



:?: :wink:

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And I completely understand your daughter's feelings. He is cute! :)



:?: :wink:

I asked him if he could wait another 10 year for her :D. He does not only look to be a nice guy. He really was and great learning our daughter how to ski too. A really good skier. I saw in doing a 360 like nothing on a little jump while skiing beside her!

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Oh "He is cute" is reference to the skiing instructor. I thought that Mrs. Pianolady called your daughter a He.


nevermind the fact that I am an English major :x

Pardon my error.

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nevermind the fact that I am an English major :x

Nothing like a career in the army. Couple of years on you'll get promoted to lieutenant.

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Oh "He is cute" is reference to the skiing instructor. I thought that Mrs. Pianolady called your daughter a He.



Don't feel bad. Before I read Robert's description completely, I thought it was his WIFE who fell in love with the skiing instructor and then cried in the car.

But yes, I'll bet it was far more than just the instructor LOOKING cute. You can tell by the little girl's face (what a priceless picture!) that I bet she would been just as in love with him no matter what he looked like.

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nevermind the fact that I am an English major :x

Nothing like a career in the army. Couple of years on you'll get promoted to lieutenant.

:mrgreen: But isn't that a step down (even two steps)? In the Swedish army, a major out tanks a lieutenant.

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Oh "He is cute" is reference to the skiing instructor. I thought that Mrs. Pianolady called your daughter a He.



Don't feel bad. Before I read Robert's description completely, I thought it was his WIFE who fell in love with the skiing instructor and then cried in the car.

Now THAT would have been something :lol:. And my reply would be, "At least I only know about her crying half-way as it was there I threw her out of the car".
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But yes, I'll bet it was far more than just the instructor LOOKING cute. You can tell by the little girl's face (what a priceless picture!) that I bet she would been just as in love with him no matter what he looked like.

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The picture is indeed priceless!!! And as her father and knowing the whole story...impossible to describe. He was a great guy taking his time for this photo. He had another 8 kids every 60 minute to take care of during 6 hours per day, 6 days in the week. I guess there is a girl in each and another group who falls in love with him.

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Don't feel bad. Before I read Robert's description completely, I thought it was his WIFE who fell in love with the skiing instructor and then cried in the car.

Now THAT would have been something :lol:. And my reply would be, "At least I only know about her crying half-way as it was there I threw her out of the car".


Hahahaha... That was funny. :D


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How about posting a picture of yourself? :idea:

p.s. Is that your dog's name?

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Is that your dog's name?



My guess -- Pete :wink:

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Here is a picture in front of Scott Joplin's house in St. Louis. I got to play the piano in his upstairs living room too. I'm sure I felt a chill swoop down on me as I played - it was his ghost trying to get me off the piano since I was mangling his music. The other picture is just me with my family aboard a Mississippi riverboat. I tried to resize these pictures but somehow white rectangles showed up. I'm too tired to try to fix them.

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Nice pictures of you and your family. Somehow, it is always interesting to see what you all look like. Seems like I know you very well by now. Like having a second family :D.

And you got to play on Joplin's piano with his ghost supervising you. Was it honkey-tonkey tuned?

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Yes, that's why I like to see pictures too. I feel the same way about being a 'second' family. :)

About Joplin's piano - it was a very old upright, (can't remember the name) and the low G didn't work. Our tour guide (he looked like a white Bob Marley) showed us around and told us all about Joplin. What I found interesting was regarding the piece, Weeping Willow. The guide is a rag pianist, really good too, and said that most people play the piece much too fast. He said that Joplin's first wife ( I think, he married three times) died shortly after childbirth, and then the infant daughter died a few days later. Joplin wrote this piece right after these very sad occurrences, so Weeping Willow is not about a tree at all, really.

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Been awhile since someone posted here. I thought I'd post some 'action' photos from last saturday's choir jubilee concerto.

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Oh I love pictures. Looking good, Chris!

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Goodness have you been exercising? I imagined that you would be carrying more "beef". You look like you have not eaten in a few weeks. The differences between your biography picture and these reinforce my opinion / observation :wink:

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Goodness have you been exercising? I imagined that you would be carrying more "beef". You look like you have not eaten in a few weeks. The differences between your biography picture and these reinforce my opinion / observation :wink:

Yes I have been through a lot of exercise since then and lost over 10 kgs. It feels so much better but I don't think it has improved my looks :?

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