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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2015 at 15:57
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

A few weeks ago I got asked to step on stage as a guest to sit in on a familiar Lynyrd Skynyrd tune.

I'm the only guy up there who looks like he doesn't belong at a southern rock event.


Nice job!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2015 at 11:25
Great timing - taken mid sneeze!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2015 at 11:30
Great pic of Davy Crockett!
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote timothy leary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2015 at 11:42
Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Great timing - taken mid sneeze!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote timothy leary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2015 at 18:16
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Great pic of Davy Crockett!

I accept the compliment, thanks
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote timothy leary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2015 at 18:53

Here I am flanked by two P.A. blasts from the past (Micky on the left and Raff on the right)
[/QUOTE]Always nice to put a face to a name

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2015 at 18:56
damnit HT!!!! Angry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:17
Just had to have a professional photo taken for PR purposes related to the imminent publication of my book (http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Truce-Memory-First-World/dp/0813166152/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1440946917&sr=8-13&keywords=christmas+truce).  Here I am in full-out "serious author" mode:
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:23
^ wonderful picture Clap

and you've got a sale...  interesting topic.  The only thing I'm more passionate about than music is history. I never finished my book, and is one of the few regrets I have in life


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:25
^ The topic still fascinates me, even after spending four years of my life on it (well, part time, I work too).  Hard to believe there is anything you are more passionate about than music but I'll take the sale!  Please let me know what you think afterwards, I'm curious.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:27
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

 I never finished my book, and is one of the few regrets I have in life
 
Well, I'm publishing my first book at the age of 57, so it ain't over till it's over.  What is the topic?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:30
of course... I certainly will.  I worked for 10 years on mine but real life got in the way.. and lost the drive to finish it.  How did the project take you.. start to finish? 

The research was the best part for me, the actual writing of the book became almost secondary for all I learned criss-crossing the south. Perhaps that is why dropping the book really didn't bother me that much.. the journey was important to me.. not the destination.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:32
it was a biography of a Civil war brigade commander and a history of his quite famous brigade.

William Barksdale and his Mississippi brigade in Lee's Army.  What a character he was, and what a hive of scum and villainy his troops were LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:36
The book started as a paper for a grad course, then morphed into a master's thesis, then while I was transforming it into a dissertation, one of my advisors said "This would make a great book!"  I didn't buy it at first ("I bet you say that to all the students" was my first response) but drafted up a book proposal and an academic publishing house showed interest so.....From first idea to reading the proofs, about four years, but I went at it flat-out whenever I had time.
Now I'm trying to understand how I got so motivated, because since I finished it I have slowed to a crawl.  Just burn-out, I guess, because now I have two incompletes to finish and spend all my time listening to prog and visiting PA, just couldn't care less even though the end of the PhD is only about a year away, and I'm kind of looking forward to being Dr. Émigré80. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:37
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:


William Barksdale and his Mississippi brigade in Lee's Army.  What a character he was, and what a hive of scum and villainy his troops were LOL
 
I'd read that. Finish it, please!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:43
Originally posted by emigre80 emigre80 wrote:

The book started as a paper for a grad course, then morphed into a master's thesis, then while I was transforming it into a dissertation, one of my advisors said "This would make a great book!"  I didn't buy it at first ("I bet you say that to all the students" was my first response) but drafted up a book proposal and an academic publishing house showed interest so.....From first idea to reading the proofs, about four years, but I went at it flat-out whenever I had time.
Now I'm trying to understand how I got so motivated, because since I finished it I have slowed to a crawl.  Just burn-out, I guess, because now I have two incompletes to finish and spend all my time listening to prog and visiting PA, just couldn't care less even though the end of the PhD is only about a year away, and I'm kind of looking forward to being Dr. Émigré80. 


Clap  that is exactly how my project started out... it was going to be my dissertation and once I dropped out and started upon my new path in life I stuck with it for many years...but once my first marriage started seriously going in the toilet I lost the drive to complete it and took refuge/escape in music... and this site.  Even with the relative stability and definite happiness I have in life these days with Raff I haven't returned to it.

Perhaps some day I'll return to it. I'll definitely let you know what I think of the book. Congratulations on the perseverance! Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2015 at 10:45
My husband (of 33 years) has both a PhD and a book (on thermonuclear reactions of biofuels), so I couldn't possibly not finish - I'd never hear the end of it LOL
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