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Meet “EJKiszenia” from Fiddlerman’s “Fiddle Talk” forum
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Fiddlerman
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August 2, 2012 - 10:10 pm
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• Please begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.
Well, I was born August 12, 1980 (hard to believe I’m 31!) and was raised just south of Chicago in Northwest Indiana.  I lived right on the border of industry and farm land.  Just a short trip north, I had the big city life and a short trip south, I had the peace and quiet of the open country.  When I was in college at Purdue, I thought I preferred city life, but now I’m growing to appreciate the peacefulness of a small town where I currently reside with my wife of 5 years.

• What made you decide to play the violin?
I have always been fascinated with violin for as long as I can remember!  When I was a kid, I was a ring bearer in a friend’s wedding and at the reception, they had violinists performing. I promptly fashioned my own mock violin out of straws, which I confiscated from adult beverages when no one was looking!  I played air violin with them all night!  That was my first encounter with the violin.  In grade school, I actually asked our…   READ MORE>>>

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Thanks Pierre for the opportunity!!  cheers

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Wonderful interview EJ. I'm tremendously impressed with your zest for life, especially after your trials and tribulations.
You're a gem mate, a real gem!! One of an ever growing list of people that I am proud to have got to know on this web-site!

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EJ-Kisz
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Barry said
great interview !! you'll have to post a video when you get "Granny does your dog bite" down

 

Thanks Barry!  That song is driving me nuts!!  dazeddunnofacepalmdrooling  I want to play the "Plucked" version, but I get completely lost!!  I'll keep working on it and maybe I'll share a VERY slowed down version of it! LOL

 

TerryT said
Wonderful interview EJ. I'm tremendously impressed with your zest for life, especially after your trials and tribulations.
You're a gem mate, a real gem!! One of an ever growing list of people that I am proud to have got to know on this web-site!

 

Thanks Terry!  I've learned that you have to stay upbeat when things don't go your way.  A wise friend once told me that "You don't need the best of everything to be happy, you just need to make the best of everything you have!"  

I love the whole culture of the different fiddlers here!  It's one of the many things that keeps me coming back here!  So many good people in one place......and they all fiddle around on top of that!  What can be better? dancing

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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EJK said:

...Plus, it’s a bit comical to see me sitting on a huge yoga ball, marching in place while playing violin in my workout clothes!

I liked this part! You have a wonderful sense of humour and attitude to the life!

I wish You lots of success with music and all the things that You'll have to deal in your life with!

Thanks for the interview, nice to meet You! hats_offcheers

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It's always a pleasure to converse with you, Naska!  cheers

I tell ya what though, it's hard to play while sitting on that bloody ball!! LOL  If I shift my weight in either direction, my fiddle will meet the floor followed by my own butt! dazed rofl

Thankfully, that hasn't happened yet.  I think just the thought makes me concentrate more!  

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Eric, I just saw this (don't know how I missed it); what a terrific interview!  You're a good man; and your perspective sometimes cracks me up, lol.

cheers

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ftufc said
Eric, I just saw this (don't know how I missed it); what a terrific interview!  You're a good man; and your perspective sometimes cracks me up, lol.

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Thanks Fred!  Where's the fun in life if you can't laugh at yourself? dancing  After all, how'd I make it this far playing violin with all that screeching noise?  LOL  

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I hear ya Eric; my problem is,,, my friends and family laugh so hard AT me, I can hardly get a laugh in edge-wise, lol.

It's great to see the progress you've worked hard to achieve (because you love it)

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Well, as the great Cosmo Brown once said.........Make "em Laugh! :D exactly

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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