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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 8072
    TimmyO said:

    He is (I kid you not) a Librarian 
    What’s his star sign got to do with it? 
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4504
    boogieman said:
    TimmyO said:

    He is (I kid you not) a Librarian 
    What’s his star sign got to do with it? 
    Genuine lol 
    "Congratulations on being officially the most right anyone has ever been about anything, ever." -- Noisepolluter knows the score
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 3475
    Cheers for those, @TimmyO - I seem to remember MInky Monkey had a thing about shirts, didn't he?  (Or was it just that everyone else took the rip out of him?)

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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4504
    edited February 26
    Nitefly said:
    Cheers for those, @TimmyO - I seem to remember MInky Monkey had a thing about shirts, didn't he?  (Or was it just that everyone else took the rip out of him?)

    oh god yes that was a thing - there was a bright blue velour one I particularly recall. And some sort of lime green paisley affair 
    "Congratulations on being officially the most right anyone has ever been about anything, ever." -- Noisepolluter knows the score
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  • vizviz Frets: 7217
    edited February 28
    Blackjack said:
    Does anybody still speak to @Alnico here?
    Sadly he decided out of the blue that he no longer wanted to have anything to do with me, which is his choice and his right, but would just be nice to know how he is as he was a good friend to me until that point.
    Hey there - yep @Blackjack he’s fine, can pass your regards on if u like?
    "Misogyny ... enforces sexism by punishing those who reject an inferior status for women and rewards those who accept it." - a great quote from Guitartango
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  • jonnyburgojonnyburgo Frets: 8793
    Jooky might have left a few noses out of joint with his magazine venture but he was an absolute sweetheart, so generous. 
    "OUR TOSSPOT"
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  • What magazine venture?? I always liked Jooky.
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  • BlackjackBlackjack Frets: 197
    viz said:
    Blackjack said:
    Does anybody still speak to @Alnico here?
    Sadly he decided out of the blue that he no longer wanted to have anything to do with me, which is his choice and his right, but would just be nice to know how he is as he was a good friend to me until that point.
    Hey there - yep @Blackjack he’s fine, can pass your regards on if u like?
    Aww really pleased to hear he is ok.  He was a valued friend who I miss but I have to respect his wishes. Do say hi and send him my regards please.  Many thanks
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 16276
    I really hope Jooky is ok.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 20185
    What magazine venture?? I always liked Jooky.
    He actually tried a couple @WiresDreamDisasters .

    4:52 was an online magazine format.  The idea was that it would be published at 4:52am on a day (was it Thursday?) each week / fortnight.  He got quite a few of those out, with reasonably interesting content.  All free.

    Guitar Quarterly was a hardback book format (A5-ish size).  That had more in-depth articles on guitar/music related topics.  I think he only ever managed to get 2 of those published - lots of reports about issues with printers, etc.    That was a subscription basis in which you paid for a year ahead.

    Without going into details here, from my off-line conversations  with him, he also had some pretty severe health and domestic (but not family) challenges that would have caused any of us to re-evaluate what we were doing with our lives.

    I last heard from him nearly 3 years ago.
    :(


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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 8072
    Jooky had issues with his brain I thought? You can hardly blame him for giving up the mag publishing with that sort of health problem in your life. His son is/was on here I think? 
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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 9273
    boogieman said:
    Jooky had issues with his brain I thought? You can hardly blame him for giving up the mag publishing with that sort of health problem in your life. His son is/was on here I think? 
    That's right. He was on borrowed time as it were. He had other issues as well.

    A genuinely lovely guy and much missed. 

    I am not sure if he is still with us but I hope him and his family all the best
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 723
    Mark/Jooky is a lovely guy - I hope he’s still around and doing ok, although it sounds like this might not be the case. Met him a few times, really nice chap. I know Lixarto got a bad rep on here, but he’s actually a very nice chap in real life too (everything is different from behind a keyboard). I went to that Northern Gas thing in Redcar about 12 years ago and he let me crash at his, and I’d met him before anyway. I did somehow see him naked at some point in the evening too but can’t remember why. We were all rather merry.
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 4017
    TTony said:
    That reminds me, haven't seen @thomasross20 round here for a while.

    Funnily enough, I was thinking the same thing the other day. Hope he’s okay.
    Now I'm thinking it too ...
    Hi folks - all ok here, thanks. Mental busy time at work last year. Been playing more guitar again but not back to peak hours. 

    What's new, any stories? 
    Would be great to get a guitar meetup once we're all allowed again...! :)
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 4017
    Jetsam1 said:
    From way, way, way back. Gojirosan. He helped me out a bit and was nice and fun.
    I miss a lot of the original crew. Many still here and lots of great new folk - brilliant bunch of people, one and all! :)
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  • DeijavooDeijavoo Frets: 3173
    Can't bear to talk about RHC, still brings a tear to my eye. Sambostar too

    Jooky, what a lovely lad, sorry to read some of the above.

    @richardj was a legend I did quite a few trades and some crazy ones too. He lived in France too which made it all the more interesting to organise. Hasn't been here for a while now.
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  • richardhomerrichardhomer Frets: 22187
    Hi folks - all ok here, thanks. Mental busy time at work last year. Been playing more guitar again but not back to peak hours. 

    What's new, any stories? 
    Would be great to get a guitar meetup once we're all allowed again...! :)
    Ah - great you’re okay. I agree, we should organise something once all this nonsense is over.  
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  • vizviz Frets: 7217
    TTony said:
    That reminds me, haven't seen @thomasross20 round here for a while.

    Funnily enough, I was thinking the same thing the other day. Hope he’s okay.
    Now I'm thinking it too ...
    Hi folks - all ok here, thanks. Mental busy time at work last year. Been playing more guitar again but not back to peak hours. 

    What's new, any stories? 
    Would be great to get a guitar meetup once we're all allowed again...! :)
    The main news is that Emp’s buying a new car. 
    "Misogyny ... enforces sexism by punishing those who reject an inferior status for women and rewards those who accept it." - a great quote from Guitartango
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 4017
    You doing ok? 
    Yes 100% !!
    Everybody comes back eventually lol... 

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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 4017
    edited March 6
    I've still got trigger finger through ridiculous working hours - had two steroid injections but no luck, might have to get surgery nooooo!
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 4017
    Eh what car? Did he ever fix that oscilloscope? :) 

    I've still been doing my YouTube vids just to keep my hand in the game!

    (Just a mess-around - I know where the mistakes are!)


    Bit of Scottish-ness for ye!

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  • rocktronrocktron Frets: 695
    @thomasross20: For a moment, I thought it was Kiko Loureiro. Nice playing!!!

    It is good to hear that you are busy, and keeping your fingers active.

    How things have changed from just over a year ago. I hope international travel is opened up soon so that I can go to NYC for Christmas 2021. 
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 5226
    Didn't Sambostar get married to some rich yank bird?


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  • Fingers aint fat enough. It aint him.
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  • LastMantraLastMantra Frets: 1555
    viz said:
    Blackjack said:
    Does anybody still speak to @Alnico here?
    Sadly he decided out of the blue that he no longer wanted to have anything to do with me, which is his choice and his right, but would just be nice to know how he is as he was a good friend to me until that point.
    Hey there - yep @Blackjack he’s fine, can pass your regards on if u like?

    He was really good to me when I was going through a very rough patch. He sent me a bunch of mp3s and even a decent set of headphones to listen to them and didn't ask for anything in return. Top bloke.
    Please say hi from dave too if you get a chance  :)
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 4017
    rocktron said:
    @thomasross20: For a moment, I thought it was Kiko Loureiro. Nice playing!!!

    It is good to hear that you are busy, and keeping your fingers active.

    How things have changed from just over a year ago. I hope international travel is opened up soon so that I can go to NYC for Christmas 2021. 
    Haha thanks for the compliment! 
    Oh yes, I also cannot wait until things open up again.... It's been a slog. But this time Argentina for me. You'll be looking forward to your trip big time!
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  • historyisjunkhistoryisjunk Frets: 246
    In comparison to some I've not been here that long, but do remember & miss some people.
    Serious/Cabbage Cat could be extremely funny, I doubt we'd have much in common, but he made some very good jokes & sometimes good arguments.
    Gaztopia, Ian Corps, Ian_B Again, (probably mangled their names) all seemed really nice folks & Guitar Monkey built some good stuff & had a good sense of humour. Also sorry to see Vale has not posted for a while, or maybe I just missed them.
    Glad to hear Alnico is doing OK, think he was a sound bloke. Still lots of good people around though.
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