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HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY PIERRE !!!
A small gesture of our gratitude Pierre ...
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Very nice playing, everyone.  clap

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feature=youtu.be  Happy Birthday, Pierre.

The sailor's cap I'm wearing belonged to my uncle who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Arizona before Pearl Harbor. He also played violin, I think he would have liked it for an occasion like this.

 

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I love all the nautical themes here ...

And POPEYE !!!  Brilliant!

Thanks for contributing, but ..

Where is the birthday boy?

cheers

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My guess is he's celebrating The Big 5-0 on his shiny new boat.

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Happy Birthday, Pierre! (wherever you are)

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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KindaScratchy said
My guess is he's celebrating The Big 5-0 on his shiny new boat.

smiley

Happy Birthday, Pierre! (wherever you are)

Hear Hear !!

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happy birthday Boss !!!!!!

 

 

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Happy Birthday, Pierre, from RosinedUp!

Everybody sing!

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The Ballad of Fiddlerman
by RosinedUp
June 18, 2013
(sung to the tune of The Ballad of Jed Clampett)
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Come and listen to the facts about
The Fiddlerman.
He can play 'most any tune
That any fiddler can.
From Malmö to Fort Lauderdale,
Well ev'rybody knows---
He teaches lots of folks to use
Their fiddles and their bows.

(bowed string instruments, that is: violins, violas)

Now come and meet the folks
At fiddlerman.com.
The chat room and the forum, well,
They really are the bomb.
With helpful tips and videos
For all to hear and see---
The site where you can learn to play
The violin for free.

(friendly people ... post a video ... get famous)

Now the fiddlershop has got the stuff
For ev'ry fiddlin' need.
Your violin is tested well
And sent to you with speed.
A shoulder rest, a set of strings,
A carbon-fiber bow---
He finds the deals and sells to you
For not a lot of dough.

(fiddlin' matériel from fiddlershop.com)

 

Edited Oct 7, 2014: Malmö

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Happy Birthday Pierre, have a great year full of fun n success and ofc alot of good music :)

I really appreciate the work you've done on the site, its awesome, so Thanks.

 

oh and btw we share the same birthday XD I just turned 22 yesterday :) XD

 

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Happy Birthday, Fiddlerman!

 

We can never give enough as thanks for how you've touched our lives.

 

Be safe out there!

 

Also, great videos everyone. They're always such a joy to watch and have kicked me back into gear. :)

And RosinedUp, your song is fantastic, but come on, let's hear you sing it!

 

 

"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression."

Algernon Moncrieff (Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest")

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Happy birthday, and thank you for making such a great, helpful and supportive community

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Happy birthday Pierre for yesterday. Have a great year ahead and many thanks for your inspiration, hard work and support for us all. Colin

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Happy Birthday to you, Pierre! Thanks so much for all you do. clap

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Come on people, anybody can just write  aline out saying Happy B-day,

lets see an appreciation video from all of you!

 

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cdennyb said
Come on people, anybody can just write  aline out saying Happy B-day,

lets see an appreciation video from all of you!

What, original songs and audio recordings (for examples) don't count for anything?

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Sometimes it's tricky to get links just right between wordpress and youtube.  So in case you missed it:

Questions remain.

I didn't make the above video.  I think @KindaScratchy  did.  Or was it @Robyn.fnq? or some kind of collaboration?  And I can't figure out who that is in pink boa with the harmonica.

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RosinedUp said

And I can't figure out who that is in pink boa with the harmonica.

 

I'm not sure who it is with the harmonica, but I think that might be John Goodman with @KindaScratchy.    laugh   (it actually took me a while to think of who he reminded me of)

 

 

Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday Pierre!    Thanks for making a place for us all to "Learn to play the fiddle... for free!"

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Thanks for reposting that, @RosinedUp . Wordpress sometimes does funny things with links. I have no idea why it didn't show a preview of that particular video and my Happy B-Day video when Robyn posted them, but it did show previews of the others.

Yes, I produced the "Surprise!" video, but to give credit where credit is due, @suresh started the conversation about surprising Pierre and I believe that it was @DanielB who suggested the surprise party idea. His suggestion was to do a video with a bunch of folks yelling "surprise" and "Happy Birthday," then have Robyn, by virtue of her longitude/time zone, post the "Surprise!" video and several birthday performances early (in a global sense) on Pierre's birthday. Then, hopefully, other members would add their own celebratory videos.

The birthday party is still going on, so if anyone wants to add a video or birthday wishes, please do! Videos are great! Audio is great! Original song lyrics are great! Birthday notes are great! However you want to wish Pierre a happy birthday and express appreciation is great!

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Oh, and the gal in the pink boa and Corona glasses playing the harmonica is @UtahRoadbase . In case anyone is wondering, those appearing the video in order of saying "happy birthday:

@cdennyb

@Robyn.fnq 

@kindascratchy (me) and Mr. Scratchy

@Mad_Wed 

@coolpinkone 

And here's my video again, hopefully with the preview this time.

 

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Thanks Diane ... I don't know why I had so much trouble pasting the links.  They all worked using a new window, but no preview, as you pointed out.

Anyway, it was all fun, and thanks to everyone for participating.

And again: 

Happy Birthday Pierre

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WOW WOW WEE WOW

Thanks guys...... Just saw this. I've been AFC for a while (yes, we were sailing)

My birthday wish was to take a longer than a day sailing trip with our 31' 1986 Island Packet sailing vessel. We motor sailed to Miami since we were fighting the Gulf stream and wanted to get their before dark, then we spent the next day sailing, swimming and celebrating with friends and topped it off with a nice dinner on shore. The next day we sailed back and I just crashed when I got home. Got to see a little of the great, Heat vs Spurs game though. It was the greatest birthday celebration that I can remember but I'm really bogged down with work now to catch up. Sailing in Biscayne Bay is great cause you have the wind and no waves.

Thanks so much....
Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!
Did Diane understand what you said Ted? LOL

Seriously though.... It's all too much for me. I'm just an ordinary sailor..... I mean man.

Happy you are all so great and I had strange wet stuff coming from my eyes when looking at all the videos.

 

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but the one who needs the least."

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RosinedUp said

cdennyb said
Come on people, anybody can just write  aline out saying Happy B-day,

lets see an appreciation video from all of you!

What, original songs and audio recordings (for examples) don't count for anything?

 

Diid you post a video of you playing it or singing it?   Then you answered your own question. ROTFLMAO. cheersamuse

Of course they count, they get BIG marks and HIGH points for originality and creativity.

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