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Fiddlerman
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Please begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.
My name is Terry Taylor, now 49 (where did those years go?) and will be 50 on June8, so Deb and me are celebrating by spending 2 weeks on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy, at the bottom of the Alps.

Have been living back in the UK since '93. Prior to that, after qualifying in Engineering here in the UK and no job, I had had an offer of a job on a trial basis with Volkswagen South Africa, so off I went, 11000 miles with £100 in my pocket, a suitcase full of clothes, and a promise of a job for three months. What was I thinking of!?!
What a great few years that turned out to be. From being penniless in this miserable British climate, to living by the beach, loadsa money in my "sky rocket" (pocket), and a bunch of new immigrants like myself ready to take on the world. Well, the southern African continent anyway!!

• What made you decide to play the violin?
One way or another I have…

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but the one who needs the least."

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Very nice interview, Terry.... you are a man of the world. Lot's of interesting stuff.

Don't stop fiddlin..... violin-student

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Terry, what a great profile; very cool picture you painted of your motorcycle ride through the mist in Africa. 

And I would be so happy to get to "roll" with you someday; just make it before I'm 60 okay, lmao; I'll dust off the mats in my garage and we can give it a go; and you're right, isn't it a strange phenomenon that you develop such a close bond with someone who you do battle [in the modern sense) with!

It's a crack up how similar our personalities are brother, I'm just much better looking! roflol

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You and I are pretty similar Terry, bike ridin', engineer type who work with "morons"... LOL

 

Nice interview my friend... ever get within a 100 miles of Sacramento in the northern part of California here on the left coast, give me a jingle... I have a special drinkin' treat made right here at home to share. LOLcheers

Would love to sit and chat...

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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ftufc said
Terry, what a great profile; very cool picture you painted of your motorcycle ride through the mist in Africa. 

And I would be so happy to get to "roll" with you someday; just make it before I'm 60 okay, lmao; I'll dust off the mats in my garage and we can give it a go; and you're right, isn't it a strange phenomenon that you develop such a close bond with someone who you do battle [in the modern sense) with!

It's a crack up how similar our personalities are brother, I'm just much better looking! roflol

haha, yeah, you got the looks, I got the youth (but its a close call!)exactly

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cdennyb said
You and I are pretty similar Terry, bike ridin', engineer type who work with "morons"... LOL

 

Nice interview my friend... ever get within a 100 miles of Sacramento in the northern part of California here on the left coast, give me a jingle... I have a special drinkin' treat made right here at home too share. LOLcheers

Would love to sit and chat... and maybe play a jam session or two with ya.serenadeviolin-student

that would be excellent. I certainly aim to get across to the States one day, and may not return to the UK afterwards, lol, probably couldn't get through passport control with all that Jack Daniels inside me.coffee

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Fiddlestix said
Very nice interview, Terry.... you are a man of the world. Lot's of interesting stuff.

Don't stop fiddlin..... violin-student

thanks Fiddlestix, my arms will have to fall off to stop me fiddling now! violin-student

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Good interview Terry I enjoyed learning more about you.

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Nice to meet You, Terry! coffee

Terry said

...My CD and Iphone music collection usualy draws smiles (or ridicule!) from my friends due to its, shall we say, diversity!!...

Same thing here. They always ask: "How can you listen to "Libido airbag" and Handel at the same time?" LOL!rofl

 

Thanks for the interview! birthday_balloon

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Ya, we are similar too. How can you be similar to so many different types of people. ROFL

I'm a Gemini, around your age..... take one year....

I'm interested in sailing (late in the game but WILL get there) like your late entry into playing the violin..... Did a little Jujitsu for a while, loved it but stopped 🙁

At the age of 22 I was offered a concert-master job and contract in the Cape Town Opera Orchestra. We were all set to go when I backed out because of all the apartheid protests and black-listing going on. I really regret not having taken the position. In the contract they offered to pay the mortgage on a house. First contract scared me because it had a term of 5 years so I said I couldn't commit to that and they changed it to 2 years for my sake. I've never seen such a nice contract anywhere else since then.

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Fiddlerman said

I'm interested in sailing (late in the game but WILL get there) like your late entry into playing the violin..... Did a little Jujitsu for a while, loved it but stopped 🙁
At the age of 22 I was offered a concert-master job and contract in the Cape Town Opera Orchestra. We were all set to go when I backed out because of all the apartheid protests and black-listing going on. I really regret not having taken the position. In the contract they offered to pay the mortgage on a house. First contract scared me because it had a term of 5 years so I said I couldn't commit to that and they changed it to 2 years for my sake. I've never seen such a nice contract anywhere else since then.

Lekker! that would have been some contract! Only did CapeTown once, over a Christmas break (summer time) its a beautiful place with the mountain behind it.
Very windy (and can be chilly) because the cold Atlantic and warm Indian oceans meet. Oh yeah, the Cape girls are gorgeous too, not that we are interested **cough cough**!
I started with Jiu Jutsu in PE when I first arrived until I found a Karate club. A great martial art, and it WORKS!
Hope you enjoy your sailing, a sport/past time that can be enjoyed at any age, even ours! Sounds like we all need to go cruising with Denny, wouldn't THAT be a trip and a half.

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NoirVelours said

Good interview Terry I enjoyed learning more about you.

Lol, meet you later, your closet or mine?

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Mad_Wed said

Nice to meet You, Terry! coffee

Terry said

...My CD and Iphone music collection usualy draws smiles (or ridicule!) from my friends due to its, shall we say, diversity!!...

Same thing here. They always ask: "How can you listen to "Libido airbag" and Handel at the same time?" LOL!rofl

 

Thanks for the interview! birthday_balloon

Хорошее здоровьеcheers

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Great interview, Terry. I enjoyed it. 

16 years of experience and relearning.

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TerryT said

Хорошее здоровьеcheers

 

WaaaHaaaHaa! Thank You!

И Вы не хворайте, Терри! =)

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Mad_Wed said

TerryT said

Хорошее здоровьеcheers

 

WaaaHaaaHaa! Thank You!

И Вы не хворайте, Терри! =)

Что такое "xворайтe" просьба? Drink? Swear? Lol

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Thank you Terry for the interview.  It's great to get to know each other better.

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TerryT said

Mad_Wed said

TerryT said

Хорошее здоровьеcheers

 

WaaaHaaaHaa! Thank You!

И Вы не хворайте, Терри! =)

Что такое "xворайтe" просьба? Drink? Swear? Lol

It's like "Будьте здоровы!" (Cheers!) . Or, translated by words: "And you do not get ill!" (И Вы не хворайте!). Used as a reply occasionally. =)

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Another great interview! Nice to "meet" you, Terry!

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I love these.  I love hearing what drives everyone else, what inspires them and their reasons for-------basicaly being on this forum.  Thank you

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