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Title: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 14, 2007, 12:48:22 PM

Ivan Moravec.  :)
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Post by: hornteacher on April 14, 2007, 01:00:02 PM
Hilary.  8)
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Post by: Bogey on April 14, 2007, 01:57:50 PM
Sherlock Holmes as portrayed by Jeremy Brett.
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Post by: Novi on April 15, 2007, 05:46:39 AM
Yay, my first avatar :D.

Australian artist Russel Drysdale's Man feeding his dogs (1941).
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Post by: Wendell_E on April 15, 2007, 06:05:36 AM
My first avatar, as well.  I really don't like The Merry Widow.   ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Michel on April 15, 2007, 06:21:59 AM
Marx
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Post by: Faith on April 15, 2007, 06:34:03 AM
a smurf:

a blue elf living in toadstools, 3 apples tall, can't play music for nuts.
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Post by: aquablob on April 15, 2007, 09:05:58 AM
Michelangeli
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Post by: Faith on April 15, 2007, 05:07:00 PM
And as my son pointed out to me, some say he is "a fellow traveller"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs_and_communism

Where you'll see an argument that Papa Smurf resembles Michel's Avatar

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/Papasmurf.jpg)

Tovarisch Egebedieff

hahaha!
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Post by: btpaul674 on April 16, 2007, 02:12:00 PM
The OSU Music Cognition background.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: AnthonyAthletic on April 16, 2007, 02:54:42 PM
Who Knows?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 17, 2007, 03:58:50 AM
Tony,

A Dr. Who villan as I recall, but as usual...I cannot remember his name.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: JoshLilly on April 17, 2007, 04:27:41 AM
My avatar is my favourite chess World Champion, Vassily Smyslov (born 1921, and thankfully still with us). He always related music to chess. Indeed, he was a professional-level baritone singer, and auditioned for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscva (Moscow) in 1950.  He failed in the audition, but competition was stiff to get in there. And also keep in mind that he was already a world-class chess player by that time, having come in 2nd in the 1948 match-tournament that was to determine the new World Champion after the death of Alekhine in 1946. Only 6 people were invited to that tournament (one of them, Rueben Fine, declined to play so it ended up being only 5). It was meant to be the best of the best, and coming in second behind the great Botvinnik showed Smyslov's already tremendous strength.

Smyslov won the supertournament at Zurich in 1953 and went on to play Botvinnik for the world title the following year. It was a drawn match, Botvinnik keeping the title. Smyslov went through the candidates' cycle yet again, an almost impossible feat that would later be matched by Boris Spassky in the 1960s. This time, he managed to unseat Botvinnik, who had finessed himself a rematch clause just in case this happened. Smyslov lost the return match narrowly, but even so, was almost certainly the best player in the world in the mid to late 1950s (even Botvinnik himself thought so; the best doesn't always win, in chess or anything else).

I first got interested in Smyslov when learning about his climb to the candidates' final match at the advanced age of 63. People who are not into chess may not realise how impossible this is. He failed to qualify for the World Championship match with Karpov in 1984 only because he was eliminated by Garry Kasparov, who went on to become the strongest player of all time. No shame in that at any age, but at 63! This was the candidates' final, the very last step before the World Championship itself, and at the age of 63. It would be like a 50+ year old winning a 100 metre dash in the Olympics, it's just unthinkable. I consider this the most phenomenal age-related achievement in all of competitive events, physical sport or games or anything you can name.

Anyway, Smyslov's autobiography was called "In Search of Harmony". He believed that a game of chess, like music, should involve all components working together in harmony. His greatest strength was the endgame, where his power in his heyday was unmatched by any, even Botvinnik himself (who was known for his endings as well).

Smyslov used to sing occasionally with another world-class chessplayer, Ukrainian Mark Taimanov, playing the piano. Taimanov was a concert pianist, and is now in his 70s. He was married to Lyubov Bruk, and they recorded together playing works for 2 pianos. A double-disc set of them was released in Philips' "Great Pianists of the 20th Century" series. (http://tinyurl.com/32x8s3)

By the way, here is an audio file of Smyslov singing with an orchestra. Could anyone identify the piece?
http://www.patrick.k12.va.us/josh/audio/smyslov.wav


Mildly related asides: Prokofiev was a very strong chess player for an amateur. Here are four of his games:
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=61923  Capablanca would be World Champion in 1921, and Lasker had been prior to 1921. The Capablanca game is listed on that page as a tournament, but it was not; Prokofiev wasn't that strong! It was a simultaneous exhibition.

Hungarian Lajos Portisch was another world-class chessplayer who was (is) a singer. Here is an interview with him from just the other day, translated by a fan:
http://www.chessninja.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=6;t=001504
Portisch: I confess I have greater ambitions now. I would like to sing songs for which later I will not have the time or the voice.
Q: Is this more important to you?
Portisch: Classical music is an inexhaustible treasure-house, at least as huge as chess. I know professional singers who sing merely twelve songs. I know from Schubert at least 70-80 songs. I have hardly performed any Brahms songs in front of an audience. At the moment I am studying Wolff-songs and Wagner airs - my voice is especially suited for heroic figures of Wagner, or it would've been suited had I sang any operas. We chessplayers tend to have a heroic temperament.
...
Portisch: I looked at the games from the recent Linares tournament, I took notes of what interests me and discarded the rest. Although it does happen occasionally that I study chess in the evening and in the morning I search the litter because I realize I shouldn't have thrown out everything. I've always been like this, sometimes whole bunches of analysis landed in the wastebasket because I wasn't succesful with the particular opening, and later I searched for the papers in vain. I have been and still am impulsive. Occasionally I even threw out music sheets, although not as often as chess analysis. I know it's a sin with musicians, but music sheets can be copied as well.
Q: Sorry for asking, but why the music sheets?
Portisch: In case I sang something in a bad tune, and got angry.
Q: Which position of your games would you put on your birthday cake, which is the most memorable?
Portisch: I couldn't choose, I have many nice games. But I couldn't choose a music either, the history of classical music is so rich.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mozart on April 17, 2007, 09:25:51 AM
It is gelato.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 17, 2007, 09:27:37 AM
It is gelato.

Don't lie, we know what that really is (or the brown one at least.) 

You need to see a Dr. >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: hornteacher on April 17, 2007, 01:48:26 PM
Who Knows?

The Master as played by the late great Roger Delgado.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mozart on April 19, 2007, 08:05:57 AM
Don't lie, we know what that really is (or the brown one at least.) 

You need to see a Dr. >:D

But it tastes sooo goood! I thought id sell it in a cone for $3.99. I know I will call it Cold Stone Creamery.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 19, 2007, 08:37:48 AM
But it tastes sooo goood! I thought id sell it in a cone for $3.99. I know I will call it Cold Stone Creamery.  :)

In certain neighborhoods, you could make a ton of money as a taster.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 19, 2007, 11:04:07 AM
In certain neighborhoods, you could make a ton of money as a taster.  ;D

Nero's Rome is a thing of the past.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: carlos on April 20, 2007, 11:46:18 AM
When you're very young, sleeping is easy.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Michel on April 20, 2007, 11:56:49 AM
Must I really?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 20, 2007, 09:24:19 PM
Must I really?

Anne-Sophie Mutter seems to have been burning the candle at both ends I see.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: carlos on April 23, 2007, 05:10:41 AM
A fine picture of great Ginette.
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Post by: Hollywood on April 23, 2007, 09:58:12 PM
Marx


Very interesting Michel. I just happen to live in the "Karl Marx Hof" here in Vienna, Austria. Small world isn't it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Marx-Hof



Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Choo Choo on April 24, 2007, 01:00:05 AM
Wow, that is one amazing apartment complex!

I was in Vienna just before Christmas, meant to go to Heiligenstadt but never made it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Cato on April 24, 2007, 04:40:54 AM
Pee-Wee Herman!  Wasn't that obvious?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Shrunk on April 24, 2007, 06:33:11 AM
I suspect Nipper needs no introduction, but you can find out more about him here: http://www.danbbs.dk/~erikoest/nipper.htm
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 24, 2007, 06:39:39 AM
My girl again, in a very Nordic pose (in other words, my type 'a thang).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on April 24, 2007, 07:12:13 AM
Mike, you still have the same avatar, how boring! :D  Even Sarge changed his avatar. ;D

Modify I was mistaken, that was Sarge's sig that I was looking at, not his avatar.

My avatar is Robson Green.  He starred in Touching Evil and Wire in the Blood.  I have loved Touching Evil ever since I first saw it, but only recently had a chance to watch the first series of Wire in the Blood.  He is playing the same type of character, and he's awesome. :)  In both series he catches murderers by getting into their heads, how they think, to profile them and also sometimes anticipate their actions.

I can already tell you now that my next avatar will be (http://www.violetdesigns.co.uk/Foyles%20War%20copy2.JPG) the other show I'm currently watching.  I'll say more in a week or two when I change my avatar. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 24, 2007, 08:28:58 AM
Now, that second show is really worth watching, esp the first series. Quite original and superbly acted.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on April 24, 2007, 08:41:04 AM
Now, that second show is really worth watching, esp the first series. Quite original and superbly acted.

Mike

Yeah it is really great.  The library has all but the previous season, which comes to pbs this summer.  It's my favorite show right now.  Drama and subtle, but deep, acting elevates Foyle's War beyond the exaggerated melodrama that I'm used to from tv shows.    The mysteries are pretty clever and the premise of the show is an interesting one.

I also watch Inspector Lynley-- it's amusing that the show caught on and became so popular in Britain, because it's written by an American author.  Elizabeth George lives in California! :D  Since I don't know anything about the UK, I wouldn't even know what would be inaccurate about it, but I like it.  Anyway Lynley was my previous avatar, and before that it was Psych. ;D

So while Bill's avatars are different, we both are working on the same theme. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: AnthonyAthletic on April 24, 2007, 08:47:29 AM
You seen Rebus or Messiah (DI Red Metcalf) with Ken Stott...you would like those David.

Rebus is set in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Ken Stott must be the hardest Detective on the Planet (Being Scottish you can well guess, Mike will confirm this  ;D )

The Angriest Actor I have ever come across, bar none.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on April 24, 2007, 09:01:35 AM
Oh Rebus... that's Ian Rankin, I've read one of those novels, but that was a few years back, I don't recall it that well.  Just recall it being very dark! :D
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Post by: AnthonyAthletic on April 24, 2007, 09:04:20 AM
Oh Rebus... that's Ian Rankin, I've read one of those novels, but that was a few years back, I don't recall it that well.  Just recall it being very dark! :D

Very dark and seedy David, bit like a Mahler 6th  ;D

Stott is the guy who played Hitler in Uncle Adolf, the Chubbiest, Scottish sounding Nazi you are ever likely to come across  ;D  First time I ever saw Hitler Nut somebody in the Head. LOL
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 24, 2007, 09:14:36 AM
The Inspector Lynley mysteries are pap I think. The books are bad enough, but the TV adaptations eviscerate even the set up between the detectives. She is clueless about British society and it is more fantasy than anything else.

George spent a lot of money and time trying to prove that Jack the Ripper was the painter Walter Sickert. The 'evidence' was the usual guess work or tenuous, it would not even get him arrested these days.

As to Rebus...top show, Stott is so believeable and indeed it is dark. The actor John Hannah, (He who was incapable of sustaining an English accent in The Mummy.) bought up some of the book rights and was Rebus in several of the stories, hopeless, like a gawky daft laddie. Stott is the real deal. And I always like to see Edinburgh, even its underbelly.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Guido on April 30, 2007, 01:20:17 PM
Just an amazing photo I found while surfing
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 30, 2007, 02:36:48 PM
Mike, you still have the same avatar, how boring! :D  Even Sarge changed his avatar. ;D

Modify I was mistaken, that was Sarge's sig that I was looking at, not his avatar.

I remain fundamentally opposed to cosmetic surgery and frequent changes of avatar. I first used my avatar five years ago and it has been an unchanging presence thoughout cyberspace. I walk into a chatroom anywhere and I'm instantly recognized. Kids beg for my autograph; men slap me on the back and offer to buy me a beer; women want my body. My unwavering commitment to those 100x100 pixels is celebrated in some circles as an example of steadfastness and loyalty that all persons of clean mind and sound body should emulate...or was that sound mind and clean body? Whatever... I know who I am, I am what I am, and I will go to my grave with my Sgt Rock avatar. The only way they'll make me give it up is to pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Sarge, feeling a bit Charlton Heston'ish tonight ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on April 30, 2007, 02:44:09 PM
That was a real good speech, Sarge! :D 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 03:14:08 PM
That was a real good speech, Sarge! :D 8)

I beg to differ.  $:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on April 30, 2007, 03:18:02 PM
 ???
Major??
 ???

Well, it was very moving... Made me think about my own rather happy-go-lucky avatar customs...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 03:19:14 PM
???

Well, it was very moving... Made me think about my own rather happy-go-lucky avatar customs...

I guess changing avatars can get confusing, but I assure you this time its all in fun.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on April 30, 2007, 03:22:35 PM
You won't fool me that easily! I can see your face behind the Sgt Rock pic... George! >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 03:26:51 PM
You won't fool me that easily! I can see your face behind the Sgt Rock pic... George! >:D

Stinker!  :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on April 30, 2007, 03:29:14 PM
Hey, for a while there I thought it was Sarge who changed his screen name to Major... ??? ??? ??? That was a really confusing idea... ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 03:32:40 PM
Hey, for a while there I thought it was Sarge who changed his screen name to Major... ??? ??? ??? That was a really confusing idea... ;D

I should've put Minor, that would have been most confusing.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on April 30, 2007, 03:38:27 PM
Well, anyway: we proved Sarge's point. Seeing his avatar I instinctively treated the post as coming from Sarge without even thinking about the name that was displayed next to it.

Then I decided it was a newcomer.

Then I noticed the eerily high post count. And started to wonder what sort of hacker the newcomer was... ::) ;D)


And back on topic: my current avatar is a blurred pic of my daughter standing in our bedroom door.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 30, 2007, 03:39:29 PM
I remain fundamentally opposed to cosmetic surgery and frequent changes of avatar. I first used my avatar five years ago and it has been an unchanging presence thoughout cyberspace. I walk into a chatroom anywhere and I'm instantly recognized. Kids beg for my autograph; men slap me on the back and offer to buy me a beer; women want my body. My unwavering commitment to those 100x100 pixels is celebrated in some circles as an example of steadfastness and loyalty that all persons of clean mind and sound body should emulate...or was that sound mind and clean body? Whatever... I know who I am, I am what I am, and I will go to my grave with my Sgt Rock avatar. The only way they'll make me give it up is to pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Sarge, feeling a bit Charlton Heston'ish tonight ;D

That was classic!  LOL....a lot.  I put in a submission to The Mad Hatter to see if I might don my old Bogart avatar, but have not heard back yet.   :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 03:40:57 PM
Well, anyway: we proved Sarge's point. Seeing his avatar I instinctively treated the post as coming from Sarge without even thinking about the name that was displayed next to it.

Then I decided it was a newcomer.

Then I noticed the eerily high post count. And started to wonder what sort of hacker the newcomer was... ::) ;D)


And back on topic: my current avatar is a blurred pic of my daughter standing in our bedroom door.

I am honored that I wasn't your first, second or third guess.  ;D

Mine is now Sviatoslav Richter.

I was maybe gonna go back to the Moravec one, but the image is no longer available. Karma I guess.  ;D

Anyone have a link to the old forum? 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 03:41:50 PM
That was classic!  LOL....a lot.  I put in a submission to The Mad Hatter to see if I might don my old Bogart avatar, but have not heard back yet.   :D

I still say the Bacall one was tops!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on April 30, 2007, 03:51:02 PM
Dead on Sarge, but I think I have an easier way to get respect from men, adoration from women, and beer... steal your avatar when I need it! ;D ;) :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on April 30, 2007, 03:54:40 PM
Anyone have a link to the old forum? 

Here you go:
http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php (http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 03:55:41 PM
Dead on Sarge, but I think I have an easier way to get respect from men, adoration from women, and beer... steal your avatar when I need it! ;D ;) :D

I can say from personal experience that stealing Sarge's avatar will not accomplish that goal. It only made the mods a little nervous and me feel like a traitor to my country. I'll never do that again. 

I now believe that the powers of Sarge's avatar lie within him and are not transferable to others.

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 30, 2007, 03:56:55 PM
Dead on Sarge, but I think I have an easier way to get respect from men, adoration from women, and beer... steal your avatar when I need it! ;D ;) :D

 ;D :D ;D

With you and George on this forum, I better copyright my avatar and/or petition Rob to impose a no-imping rule.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Steve on April 30, 2007, 03:58:24 PM
An expressionist rendition of Paganini in action. I wouldn't conceive of any other.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 30, 2007, 03:59:45 PM
That was classic!  LOL....a lot.  I put in a submission to The Mad Hatter to see if I might don my old Bogart avatar, but have not heard back yet.   :D

Truthfully, I enjoyed your changes of avatar when they all had some link to Bogart. That was pretty damn cool.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 30, 2007, 04:11:51 PM
Truthfully, I enjoyed your changes of avatar when they all had some link to Bogart. That was pretty damn cool.

Sarge

I believe it is about ime to revert back to Bogey.....and stay there within the Bogart framework like you pointed out Sarge, no matter the temptation of one night flings.  I will have to deal with Mad Hatter later. ;D :D  Maybe I will send him a couple of cds for his trouble.  Would this be considered buying him off........you bet! 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 30, 2007, 04:28:26 PM
An expressionist rendition of Paganini in action. I wouldn't conceive of any other.  :)

That's a great avatar, Steve. Good color. Don't ever change it.

Thus spake Sarge ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 30, 2007, 04:31:27 PM
I believe it is about ime to revert back to Bogey.....and stay there within the Bogart framework

Well, you got my vote, Bogey.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: edward on April 30, 2007, 04:47:51 PM
Morbo from Futurama.

"I will destroy you."
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 04:49:02 PM

"I will destroy you."

I am glad that you longer have this text beneath your avatar, for I don't think it suits you.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 30, 2007, 04:55:53 PM
I am glad that you longer have this text beneath your avatar, for I don't think it suits you.  :)

Oh, I thought it was great!  Cracked me up everytime I read it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: The Mad Hatter on April 30, 2007, 05:08:55 PM
I believe it is about ime to revert back to Bogey.....and stay there within the Bogart framework like you pointed out Sarge, no matter the temptation of one night flings.  I will have to deal with Mad Hatter later. ;D :D  Maybe I will send him a couple of cds for his trouble.  Would this be considered buying him off........you bet! 8)

Hey, great, I log off the boards for a couple of days to work and get offered free CDs! I'll have to do this more often.

Bill/Bogey, I'm trying to think of another suitable image to Google, the man in the trenchcoat is all yours once I do...and I think I just did...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: The Mad Hatter on April 30, 2007, 05:31:00 PM
The man is Tom Waits, I believe from the photoshoot for the album Alice.

Because Bogey can't be the only one with a theme...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 30, 2007, 05:32:27 PM
The man is Tom Waits, I believe from the photoshoot for the album Alice.

Because Bogey can't be the only one with a theme...

Thank you again Mad Hatter....you are a great sport!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: The Mad Hatter on April 30, 2007, 05:41:16 PM
Don't mention it - he suits you better :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 05:51:55 PM

A rare single of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord."
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 30, 2007, 05:52:27 PM
Don't mention it - he suits you better :)

I agree. Bill = Bogey.   :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: carlos on May 01, 2007, 03:24:45 AM
Great Zeus
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 01, 2007, 03:26:57 AM
Great Zeus

That one's a keeper!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 01, 2007, 03:56:38 AM
Great Zeus

Carlos,
Your coin avatars are always a pleasure to take in.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 01, 2007, 04:08:47 AM
Bogey's back! Cool!

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 01, 2007, 04:24:22 AM
Bogey's back! Cool!

Sarge

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:yq63Uxb0q2jDYM:http://casablanca.blogs.ma/ecrire/imagesusers/casablanca_blogs_ma/ricks.jpg)

Yes, Rick's Cafe is officially reopen for business. 

Good morning Sarge....your table is waiting.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Wanderer on May 01, 2007, 04:36:15 AM
Great Zeus

Nice one, carlos, keep them coming!  8)
This is a commemorative 5,000 drachma golden coin from 1980, anticipating the 1982 13th European Field Games, held in Athens. The ΚΑΛΟΣ ΚΑΓΑΘΟΣ (kalos kagathos - "good and virtuous") inscription is from an apofthegm by Plato.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2007, 01:00:36 PM
That's a great avatar, Steve. Good color. Don't ever change it.

Thus spake Sarge ;D

I wouldn't dare, lest someone might come and take it from me  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: hornteacher on May 01, 2007, 04:17:03 PM
A rare single of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord."

Very excellent choice my friend.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: head-case on May 01, 2007, 04:24:40 PM
A rare single of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord."

You could use the song My Sweet Lord was pinched from, He's so fine.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 01, 2007, 04:25:12 PM
Very excellent choice my friend.

Gracias.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on May 03, 2007, 12:49:44 PM
Well you all know who is on my avatar. ;D
And I will try to keep it!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: The Mad Hatter on May 05, 2007, 11:55:57 AM
Well you all know who is on my avatar. ;D
And I will try to keep it!

Unless I grab the same image ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on May 06, 2007, 07:50:13 AM
Don, will you be visiting the Identify your avatar thread soon? I am curious....

My avatar?

It's what you get when a Divertimentian is enjoying a serenade...

0:)

Okay...

It's trumpeter extraordinaire Dizzy Gillespie giving us a lesson in bubble blowing (or an artist's rendering thereof).


Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 06, 2007, 11:44:13 AM
My avatar?

It's what you get when a Divertimentian is enjoying a serenade...

0:)

Okay...

It's trumpeter extraordinaire Dizzy Gillespie giving us a lesson in bubble blowing (or an artist's rendering thereof).




Cool. Now I see it. Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 07, 2007, 02:33:31 AM

Another George Harrison photo.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on May 07, 2007, 03:03:01 PM
Since I'm now posting much more often than I used to on the old GMG, I've decided to change mine every two weeks (and not once a month, as I have done until now).

It is, of course, the same recurrent theme: my daughter + various members of the family (usually me ;D).

Maciek
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 19, 2007, 04:51:46 AM
The Sesame street gang.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 19, 2007, 07:20:43 AM
The Sesame street gang.  8)

Love it!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 19, 2007, 07:21:57 AM
The king of the castle.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 19, 2007, 07:45:53 AM
Love it!

 :)

Yes, I think I found my permanent avatar.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: SimonGodders on May 19, 2007, 07:49:00 AM
The late, great Bill Shankly
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 19, 2007, 07:50:20 AM
:)

Yes, I think I found my permanent avatar.

No, George! This one!

(http://www.vatsaas.org/rtv/arsenal/teamrocs/bert/ebg.jpe)

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 19, 2007, 07:52:31 AM
:)

Yes, I think I found my permanent avatar.

Dear Members of GMG,
I will be starting a "pool".  Please send me the date and time of day that you believe our friend George will change his avatar again.  One entry per member and grand prize to be determined later. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 19, 2007, 08:09:00 AM
Dear Members of GMG,
I will be starting a "pool".  Please send me the date and time of day that you believe our friend George will change his avatar again.  One entry per member and grand prize to be determined later. ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 19, 2007, 08:09:43 AM
No, George! This one!

 ;D

Dave, gettin' all gangsta up in this mofo.  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 19, 2007, 11:41:52 AM
Dave, gettin' all gangsta up in this mofo.  :D

Why did you choose a Sesame Street avatar, may I ask?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on May 19, 2007, 12:16:17 PM
:)

Yes, I think I found my permanent avatar.

I love it too. (In a way, it's very much like my own, actually... LOL! ;D)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on May 19, 2007, 12:22:26 PM
Tchaikovsky it is, and it will stay that way, afterall he is the greatest right! ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 19, 2007, 12:34:37 PM
Why did you choose a Sesame Street avatar, may I ask?

I believe George's original avatar for the longest time was (http://www.goldenweb.it/software/immagini/icone/cartoons/henson/Ernie.gif)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 19, 2007, 01:18:48 PM
I believe George's original avatar for the longest time was (http://www.goldenweb.it/software/immagini/icone/cartoons/henson/Ernie.gif)

I know, but why...?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on May 19, 2007, 01:22:48 PM
(http://www.success.co.il/knowledge/images/Wanderer-above-the-Mists-Friedrich.jpg)

The Wanderer above a sea of fog by Caspar David Fredrich

I especially enjoy Fredrich's paintings. I love art, poetry and of course music from the late Romantic era in particular.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 19, 2007, 01:27:13 PM
I know, but why...?

We should just wait for George to chime in....nah....I believe that Ernie was to him back in the day, as Richter is to him now, that is, just a favorite from his childhood.  I even remember changing mine to Bert for a few days.... ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 19, 2007, 01:31:53 PM
By the way Dave, wasn't it you that used to come hard with the classic monsters from the Universal Library (and I'll include Chaney Sr. here for fun)?  Those were sweet!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 19, 2007, 01:40:23 PM
By the way Dave, wasn't it you that used to come hard with the classic monsters from the Universal Library (and I'll include Chaney Sr. here for fun)?  Those were sweet!

That was me. My current avatar is just as scary methinks. ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 19, 2007, 01:53:52 PM
I know, but why...?

1. back in the day I didn't know how to do images.

2. Rob had a number of images on the old GMG for people like me.

3. I searched them and chose the Ernie, because Sesame Street was a big part of my life growing up. I'm more of a Bert than an Ernie, therefore I thought it would be fun to be Ernie for awhile.

(http://www.goldenweb.it/software/immagini/icone/cartoons/henson/Ernie.gif)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 19, 2007, 01:55:36 PM
We should just wait for George to chime in....nah....I believe that Ernie was to him back in the day, as Richter is to him now, that is, just a favorite from his childhood.  I even remember changing mine to Bert for a few days.... ;D

Good times.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 19, 2007, 02:00:51 PM
Changed for Bill.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 19, 2007, 02:05:54 PM
Changed for Bill.

Let me guess, vacationing in Lake Michigan last year?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 19, 2007, 02:06:30 PM
Let me guess, vacationing in Lake Michigan last year?  ;D

 :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 19, 2007, 02:07:42 PM
:P

 ;)

 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 19, 2007, 02:18:28 PM
Changed for Bill.

That may be one of the best designs that Universal put out Dave....though there was not a weak one in my books.  I do not believe that The Creature was designed by makeup artist Jack Pierce.  I believe that he was let go from Universal before this one started.  Maybe you can correct me on this point.  No matter, Pierce was DA MAN! and the Creature design was top-shelf, no matter who came up with it.  I happen to have (bragging tone engaged) an autographed picture from Ben Chapman....neat stuff.

I have Photo #3

http://www.the-reelgillman.com/store/gillstore.html
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 19, 2007, 02:28:44 PM
I do not believe that The Creature was designed by makeup artist Jack Pierce.  I believe that he was let go from Universal before this one started.  Maybe you can correct me on this point. 

A little internet research and I find the name "Bud Westmore."

Not sure how accurate that is.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 19, 2007, 02:44:15 PM
A little internet research and I find the name "Bud Westmore."

Not sure how accurate that is.

I'll dig around starting with that name.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 19, 2007, 03:21:06 PM
A little internet research and I find the name "Bud Westmore."

Not sure how accurate that is.

Looks like he did all three Creature films....and the Abbott and Costello Meet ____________ films as well.  Nice little resume of work:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0922863/

It might say on the Creature DVD set if he came up with the design or simply carried it out....good excuse to give those another viewing. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: gomro on May 19, 2007, 04:34:41 PM
It's my conception of the dream that led to Stockhausen's infamous Helicopter String Quartet, drawn with some sort of freebie art program stuff given me by the bro-in-law.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Hollywood on May 19, 2007, 10:03:48 PM
Love your avatar Dave. It reminds me of the first Pez dispenser I ever bought back in 1965 which I still have to this day and keep in a display box hanging on my wall.

(http://www.juicyraoul.com/pez/pictures/p77.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 20, 2007, 02:15:17 AM
Love your avatar Dave. It reminds me of the first Pez dispenser I ever bought back in 1965 which I still have to this day and keep in a display box hanging on my wall.

(http://www.juicyraoul.com/pez/pictures/p77.jpg)

As you should Hollywood, as that dispenser went for over $320 on EBAY!

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 20, 2007, 05:01:25 AM
Love your avatar Dave. It reminds me of the first Pez dispenser I ever bought back in 1965 which I still have to this day and keep in a display box hanging on my wall.

(http://www.juicyraoul.com/pez/pictures/p77.jpg)

Very cool, Hollywood!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: carlos on May 20, 2007, 06:51:48 AM
Great Fritz,warmest of violinists. Y love him and
all his works.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 07:03:58 AM
My angel, my All, my other self.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on May 20, 2007, 07:36:52 AM
My angel, my All, my other self.

This she is also huh.
From my private collection! ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 20, 2007, 07:37:57 AM
My angel, my All, my other self.

She's still your girlfriend, right?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 20, 2007, 07:38:32 AM
I think I threw up a little in my mouth.


 :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 20, 2007, 07:40:40 AM
I think I threw up a little in my mouth.


 :P

Sorry, dave.

Sorry, Dave. 
 
;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 07:43:44 AM
This she is also huh.
From my private collection! ;D




\ :D >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 07:44:24 AM
I think I threw up a little in my mouth.


 :P




Awwwwww....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 07:45:16 AM
Sorry, dave.

Sorry, Dave. 
 
;D




"Nuthin' burps like bacon!"
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on May 20, 2007, 07:46:35 AM



\ :D >:D

I kept this picture Andy to remind you once in a while what a beauty she is, and to torture myself in seeing what I am missing. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 20, 2007, 07:47:02 AM
I think I threw up a little in my mouth.


 :P

Throw up of joy or disgust?  :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 07:50:23 AM
Throw up of joy or disgust?  :-\




Something green  ;)?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 20, 2007, 07:51:44 AM



Something green  ;)?

Ha. Nope. I already got one. It-za real niiiize.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: springrite on May 20, 2007, 07:53:58 AM
This she is also huh.
From my private collection! ;D

You have a COLLECTION? I believe that's called a HAREM!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on May 20, 2007, 07:57:42 AM
You have a COLLECTION? I believe that's called a HAREM!

You are a wise man for your age, I am sure! :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 07:58:50 AM
Ha. Nope. I already got one. It-za real niiiize.




Eccellente! My best wishes for both of you!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 07:59:21 AM
You have a COLLECTION? I believe that's called a HAREM!



 :D ;) ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 20, 2007, 07:59:55 AM
You are a wise man for your age, I am sure! :)

Harry, you need to start a thread devoted to your Harem, or, one devoted to Scarlett.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on May 20, 2007, 08:01:52 AM
Harry, you need to start a thread devoted to your Harem, or, one devoted to Scarlett.  :)

I am absolute besoothed by Scarlett, can't help it.
A thread, no I am not worthy enough my friend.
And my harem is private! ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 20, 2007, 08:03:59 AM
I am absolute besoothed by Scarlett, can't help it.
A thread, no I am not worthy enough my friend.
And my harem is private! ;D

No more inviting looks from her, Harry, 'tis not FAIR!!!  :-[
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 08:05:11 AM
I am absolute besoothed by Scarlett, can't help it.
A thread, no I am not worthy enough my friend.
And my harem is private! ;D





I live for big brown eyes, pale creamy skin, and long brown hair. But for a blonde, Scarlett is quite extraordinary!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on May 20, 2007, 08:05:23 AM
No more inviting looks from her, Harry, 'tis not FAIR!!!  :-[

Tis not indeed, George!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 20, 2007, 08:08:41 AM
I live for big brown eyes, pale creamy skin, and long brown hair. But for a blonde, Scarlett is quite extraordinary!

I suspect that's because she's not a real blonde?  :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 20, 2007, 08:13:06 AM
I suspect that's because she's not a real blonde?  :-\


She's not? Hmmmm...


It's interesting (well, for me at least): many people see Scarlett as the embodiment of Viking/Valkyric loveliness. But she's part-Jewish!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: springrite on May 20, 2007, 08:15:23 AM

And my harem is private! ;D

Beware of an "Abuduction from the Seraglio"!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on May 20, 2007, 08:23:40 AM
Beware of an "Abuduction from the Seraglio"!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on May 20, 2007, 10:10:11 AM
Morgan Webb, X-Play (the video game review show, not what you might be thinking)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: carlos on May 23, 2007, 11:25:09 AM
Great Michael Rabin. Big head  :o
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: bwv 1080 on May 23, 2007, 11:36:17 AM
Emperor Kangxi
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: SimonGodders on May 24, 2007, 10:19:38 AM
Eva (yummy) Green.

The third most delectable woman on the planet

 :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 24, 2007, 10:43:08 AM
Eva (yummy) Green.

The third most delectable woman on the planet

 :)

Why settle for third best? 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: SimonGodders on May 24, 2007, 11:05:45 AM
Why settle for third best? 

The other two won't have me!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 24, 2007, 02:48:08 PM
The other two won't have me!

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on May 24, 2007, 03:31:25 PM
My avatar is Ditters. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on May 24, 2007, 03:52:49 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/EgonSchiele-SelfPortrait1912.jpg)

Egon Schiele - Self-portrait (1912)

It also looks like me a bit.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 24, 2007, 03:56:00 PM
(http://www.askewreviews.com/images2/pop1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on May 24, 2007, 04:31:23 PM
(http://www.askewreviews.com/images2/pop1280.jpg)

I believe that the little "fella" off center to the left at the bottom of your book is the icon for Vintage Crime/Black Lizard if I am not mistaken David....here is more on their efforts.

http://www.randomhouse.com/vintage/blacklizard/

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 24, 2007, 04:35:35 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mPXrCrtLL._AA240_.jpg)

I'm considering this one for my new avatar.

(Yes Bill, I know.....)  ::)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 24, 2007, 05:58:17 PM
I believe that the little "fella" off center to the left at the bottom of your book is the icon for Vintage Crime/Black Lizard if I am not mistaken David...

You are not mistaken.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 08, 2007, 05:03:31 AM

The quiet one.  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Papy Oli on June 08, 2007, 11:50:08 AM
<------- What it says on the tin

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/3121EYYX15L._AA240_.jpg)

for the picture itself, the artist, the voice, a great series of records (American Recordings I to V).... so good that the outtakes are even better than other artists's best of  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 08, 2007, 02:39:51 PM
Eva (yummy) Green.

The third most delectable woman on the planet

 :)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/berlin/Lenin.jpg)This is Eva Green??? She looked a lot better in The Dreamers and Casino Royale. Laid out too long in the sun, I guess. The beard doesn't turn me on either.  ;D

Sarge

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 08, 2007, 04:14:20 PM
<------- What it says on the tin

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/3121EYYX15L._AA240_.jpg)

for the picture itself, the artist, the voice, a great series of records (American Recordings I to V).... so good that the outtakes are even better than other artists's best of  ;D

Amen, Papy

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Norseman on June 09, 2007, 02:02:55 PM
Der Paukenspieler (1940) by Paul Klee.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on June 09, 2007, 02:51:25 PM
Der Paukenspieler (1940) by Paul Klee.

Hooray for Klee!

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Norseman on June 10, 2007, 12:24:03 AM
My new avatar is an alleged self-portrait of Sandro Botticelli.

I saw the original just two weeks ago.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on June 10, 2007, 08:12:41 AM
Der Paukenspieler (1940) by Paul Klee.
nice......  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Steve on June 10, 2007, 10:55:24 AM
I saw the original just two weeks ago.  8)

How fortunate. That's an excellent avatar, my friend.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: johnshade on June 11, 2007, 04:03:44 PM

Wanted, wanted: Dolores Haze.
Hair: brown. Lips: scarlet.
Age: five thousand three hundred days.
Profession: none, or "starlet"
Where are you hiding, Dolores Haze?
Why are you hiding, darling?
(I Talk in a daze, I walk in a maze
I cannot get out, said the starling).
Where are you riding, Dolores Haze?
What make is the magic carpet?
Is a Cream Cougar the present craze?
And where are you parked, my car pet?
Who is your hero, Dolores Haze?
(http://growabrain.typepad.com/growabrain/images/lolita_hayes.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: op.110 on June 11, 2007, 04:27:06 PM
Wanted, wanted: Dolores Haze.
Hair: brown. Lips: scarlet.
Age: five thousand three hundred days.
Profession: none, or "starlet"
Where are you hiding, Dolores Haze?
Why are you hiding, darling?
(I Talk in a daze, I walk in a maze
I cannot get out, said the starling).
Where are you riding, Dolores Haze?
What make is the magic carpet?
Is a Cream Cougar the present craze?
And where are you parked, my car pet?
Who is your hero, Dolores Haze?
(http://growabrain.typepad.com/growabrain/images/lolita_hayes.jpg)

One of my favorite books.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: op.110 on June 11, 2007, 04:27:32 PM
Wir betreten feuertrunken
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on June 11, 2007, 08:08:37 PM
That's my favorite portrait of Beethoven, or anyone.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 12, 2007, 06:23:58 AM
A new book by Pema Chodron.

I like the suggestion.  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on June 12, 2007, 07:18:17 AM
My fiancee during Halloween '06. She was heavy into Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Darkthrone, etc. at the time. I used to keep my own Roman Catholicism from her, for fear of losing her. Today she's with me as an RC but we still have huge amounts of fun, dressing up, etc.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: op.110 on June 12, 2007, 07:26:18 AM
That's my favorite portrait of Beethoven, or anyone.

Yeah, I agree. I tried to find a poster of it to frame and hang up in my room, but unfortunately was unsuccessful.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 12, 2007, 04:36:26 PM
(http://armsandinfluence.typepad.com/photos/arms_and_influence_refere/bogart1.jpg)

The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 12, 2007, 05:52:39 PM
(http://armsandinfluence.typepad.com/photos/arms_and_influence_refere/bogart1.jpg)

The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.

That's a sweet avatar you got there Bill.

Almost makes it easier to miss Lauren.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 12, 2007, 05:58:42 PM
That's a sweet avatar you got there Bill.

Almost makes it easier to miss Lauren.  ;D

Oh, she'll be back....when you expect her least.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on June 13, 2007, 06:42:25 AM
Mary at Medjugorje, Hungary
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: маразм1 on June 13, 2007, 11:58:22 AM
It's that annoying ad I see every other time on this forum
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on June 13, 2007, 12:38:22 PM
Annoying because you only get to see it every other time? :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 17, 2007, 04:44:44 PM

Procol Harum's second album:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NCV89SMRL._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 17, 2007, 05:59:14 PM

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=2006;type=avatar)

Procol Harum's second album:

You are a man of passions my friend.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 17, 2007, 06:56:54 PM
You are a man of passions my friend.

I love the surreal quality of that cover. Plus, it has a piano so it seems appropriate here.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: PSmith08 on June 17, 2007, 07:14:39 PM
Hedonism Bot from Futurama, specifically the opera-themed episode, "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings."

My longstanding "thing" about Hedonism Bot is well-known in my social circles. Some of the best quotes from later Futurama came from Hedonism Bot.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 21, 2007, 07:09:03 PM
The quiet one returns.... 8)

I challenge three other Beatle fans to pick an available Beatle and make him your avatar.  :)

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mozart on June 21, 2007, 07:12:39 PM
Is that Jesus? I didn't know you were religious.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 21, 2007, 07:37:16 PM
Summer of Love Album Cover  8)

Maybe my all-time favorite picture of Harrison, George.....hmmmm, something inherently wrong with this sentence.

I will pass on the challenge. But if I were to pick up the banner, mine might be:

(http://members.home.nl/jpgr/paul1969.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on June 22, 2007, 02:26:57 AM
Warning, warning! Screen name change! $:)

Cheers,
MrOsa
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 22, 2007, 02:41:48 AM
Warning, warning! Screen name change! $:)

Cheers,
MrOsa


Farewell, MrOrsa...

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on June 22, 2007, 02:44:54 AM
Same for me:


I will pass on the challenge. But if I were to pick up the banner, mine might be:
 

(http://www.cfhf.net/lyrics/images/shining1.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 22, 2007, 02:54:27 AM
The quiet one returns.... 8)

I challenge three other Beatle fans to pick an available Beatle and make him your avatar.  :)



You know they'll have to pry my avatar out of my cold, dead hands before I give it up. But if I took up your challenge, it might be this one:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/berlin/lennon.jpg)


It looks good reduced to avatar size:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/berlin/lennonju.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 22, 2007, 03:27:01 AM
You know they'll have to pry my avatar out of my cold, dead hands before I give it up. But if I took up your challenge, it might be this one:


It looks good reduced to avatar size:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/berlin/lennonju.jpg)

Sarge

Due to your leadership in this area Sarge, I was able to avoid the temptation of change in so far as at least maintaining the "Bogey" theme.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 22, 2007, 03:46:07 AM
Due to your leadership in this area Sarge, I was able to avoid the temptation of change in so far as at least maintaining the "Bogey" theme.  ;D

Good man  8)  Now, if I can just convince George to keep the George themed avatars, my work here will be accomplished.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on June 22, 2007, 03:57:19 AM

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/berlin/lennonju.jpg)


Looks just like you Sarge!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 22, 2007, 04:36:10 AM
Looks just like you Sarge!

Ah, you noticed! Most people don't because I have a mustache and beard now.

(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/12/20/johnlennon_narrowweb__300x460,0.jpg)

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mozart on June 22, 2007, 04:43:37 AM
Ah, you noticed! Most people don't because I have a mustache and beard now.

(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/12/20/johnlennon_narrowweb__300x460,0.jpg)

Sarge

*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 22, 2007, 04:50:38 AM

Aw, we could have been fab.  :( ::) :'(
(http://members.home.nl/jpgr/paul1969.jpg) (http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/berlin/lennon.jpg)
(http://www.cfhf.net/lyrics/images/shining1.jpg)                                                    (http://www.youthink.com/quiz_images/quiz154outcome3.jpg)


Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Shrunk on June 22, 2007, 05:01:46 AM
Same for me:

(http://www.cfhf.net/lyrics/images/shining1.jpg)

Didn't Ringo do one of the voices for Thomas the Tank Engine?  Is that the point of the picture?  (Great pic, in any event.)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 22, 2007, 05:03:50 AM
Didn't Ringo do one of the voices for Thomas the Tank Engine?  Is that the point of the picture?  (Great pic, in any event.)

Indeed, that is classic Ringo.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 22, 2007, 06:19:50 AM
Aw, we could have been fab.

Yes, it makes me sad to think, What might have been...

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 22, 2007, 06:20:40 AM
Yes, it makes me sad to think, What might have been...

Sarge

We all, shine on....  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Black Knight on June 22, 2007, 09:23:34 AM
Who knows mine?  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on June 22, 2007, 09:57:26 AM
Didn't Ringo do one of the voices for Thomas the Tank Engine?  Is that the point of the picture?  (Great pic, in any event.)

Yes, Ringo played the part of Mr. Conductor on Shining Time Station before George Carlin.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on June 22, 2007, 10:08:06 AM
Who knows mine?  :)

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=610;type=avatar)

Don't worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88mph the instant the lightning strikes the tower... everything will be fine.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on June 22, 2007, 10:14:09 AM
Must watch that again some time...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 22, 2007, 10:41:52 AM
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=610;type=avatar)

Don't worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88mph the instant the lightning strikes the tower... everything will be fine.


Yes, I was going to respond but Tony got Back in Time!  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 23, 2007, 08:09:52 PM
Audrey Hepburn..........from the film Sabrina (1954).

(http://www.vueweekly.com/upload/01c065cf-a092-494b-939e-0a69cf8a9474.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bonehelm on June 23, 2007, 08:13:00 PM
Veni, Creator Spiritus. The 1st movement of M8.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on June 24, 2007, 04:07:15 AM
Audrey Hepburn..........from the film Sabrina (1954).

(http://www.vueweekly.com/upload/01c065cf-a092-494b-939e-0a69cf8a9474.jpg)


Great movie, but Bogey's totally miscast in that one!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 24, 2007, 05:39:49 AM
Great movie, but Bogey's totally miscast in that one!

Agreed.....but what a leading lady to be miscast with!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 24, 2007, 05:52:25 AM
Agreed.....but what a leading lady to be miscast with!

She sure brightened my day!  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Norbeone on June 24, 2007, 05:59:50 AM
Glenn.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: johnshade on June 25, 2007, 05:42:36 AM
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(http://bluepyramid.org/ia/pfvn.jpg)
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Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mark on July 04, 2007, 06:39:38 AM
George, you and I look like we're gonna bust some safes. Or some heads. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on July 04, 2007, 04:04:01 PM
George, you and I look like we're gonna bust some safes. Or some heads. ;D

That was too weird looking at myself...don't know how you do it Mark.  :-\


Anyway, back to ol' George Harrison.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lisa needs braces on July 05, 2007, 07:39:54 PM
My last avatar was spiderman doing a hindi dance.

Can anybody guess this one? ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: KevinP on July 05, 2007, 11:33:02 PM
Nothing. I even gave up Dana's pipe.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on July 08, 2007, 01:18:58 PM
Odilon Redon - The Siren Rising from the Waves Clothed in Barbs (1988)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kiddiarni on July 08, 2007, 02:38:19 PM
Humphrey Bogart.

Casablanca = Awesomeness.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on July 08, 2007, 02:42:27 PM
Humphrey Bogart.

Casablanca = Awesomeness.

People will confuse your posts with Bogey's!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kiddiarni on July 08, 2007, 03:08:45 PM
Wait!

Someone else uses Humphrey Bogart?

Crap, gotta find something else.....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on July 08, 2007, 03:32:04 PM
Wait!

Someone else uses Humphrey Bogart?

Crap, gotta find something else.....

 :) Many thanks.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kiddiarni on July 09, 2007, 08:46:20 AM
Changed it to Oscar Wilde.

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." - Oscar Wilde = Awesomeness.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on July 09, 2007, 09:53:10 AM
Changed it to Oscar Wilde.

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." - Oscar Wilde = Awesomeness.

Very, very witty... very, very witty

http://orangecow.org/pythonet/sketches/oscarwil.htm
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kiddiarni on July 09, 2007, 01:39:59 PM
Very, very witty... very, very witty

http://orangecow.org/pythonet/sketches/oscarwil.htm

Nice - I laughed out loud.

Oscar Wilde = Legend.

Have you read 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' ? It's really good, I recommend it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on July 09, 2007, 02:08:38 PM
Havergal Brian (1876-1972)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 09, 2007, 02:21:28 PM
Havergal Brian (1876-1972)


YES!!!

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/ngmg/bUTTHEAD.gif)

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on July 09, 2007, 03:19:04 PM
Nice - I laughed out loud.

Oscar Wilde = Legend.

Have you read 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' ? It's really good, I recommend it.

One of my all-time favorite books....and I only read it for the first time this year!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kiddiarni on July 10, 2007, 09:44:25 AM
One of my all-time favorite books....and I only read it for the first time this year!  ;D

Same here aaaaand same here.

Looks like we're twins or something...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on July 10, 2007, 11:26:06 AM

Shakyamuni Buddha

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bonehelm on July 10, 2007, 12:44:21 PM
A Japanese flag with the Chinese words "Shameless" written over it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: bwv 1080 on July 10, 2007, 12:50:58 PM
Mawangu Mingiedi, leader of Konono no. 1 who plays a mean electric mbira

(http://www.arttowermito.or.jp/2006/jpg/mingiedi.jpg)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konono_N%C2%B01 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konono_N%C2%B01)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Soundproof on July 10, 2007, 01:10:17 PM
Nydia, la jeune aveugle aux fleurs de Pompéi.
Statue by Randolph Rogers. 1855-56

She's a good listener:

(http://www.insecula.com/Photos/00/00/02/28/ME0000022893_3.JPG)

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on July 10, 2007, 02:11:07 PM
Same here aaaaand same here.

Looks like we're twins or something...

For a time there I thought you might go (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:rrW4sXACVEMxRM:http://www.britfilms.tv/images/news/willis%2520die%2520hard%25204.jpg) on us.....which would be very cool as well.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kiddiarni on July 10, 2007, 03:14:25 PM
Yeeeeah...

Realized it now...

Maybe I will change it someday...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on July 18, 2007, 04:33:29 PM
Nice - I laughed out loud.

Oscar Wilde = Legend.

Have you read 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' ? It's really good, I recommend it.

I actually wrote a paper on this a few months ago for my last English seminar in college... I studied the use of music in the work. I actually read through it in great detail a second (and third) time and marked every single instance in which music in any shape or form was mentioned. I then made a 3-page index on Microsoft Word of them, which I used as my main reference in writing the paper. It was tedious but well worth the effort.

Your quote can be attributed to Lord Henry, no?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: LaciDeeLeBlanc on July 19, 2007, 09:04:02 AM
My avatar is obviously a wolf.  Wolves have always fascinated me and "spoke to me", so to speak.  I once created a scratchboard piece of art, and it was a portrait of a wolf.  It was my favorite. I was also particularly good at sketching wolves and equus.

I chose the wolf on the left because I find it beautiful. The snarl is a gesture commanding respect, not necessarily condoning violence.

Wolves have fascinated me because of their sense of affinity towards one another. Such companionship and ensemble is rarely paralleled in this world.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 19, 2007, 10:38:05 AM
My avatar is obviously a wolf.  Wolves have always fascinated me and "spoke to me", so to speak.

You are in good company. Mrs. Rock loves wolves too, and I'm sure you know Hélène Grimaud owns a nature reserve devoted to wolves.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gmgpictures/GrimaudBeethoven.jpg)

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: beclemund on July 20, 2007, 08:09:03 AM
Mine is Anton Bruckner, but I have seen several other Bruckner avatars floating around, so maybe it is time for a change?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: beclemund on July 20, 2007, 08:11:45 AM
Ah, there were are... changed to Albert Camus, but I may change again.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on July 20, 2007, 05:44:10 PM
Take a guess.   ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: beclemund on July 20, 2007, 08:22:19 PM
Why Felix, of course. :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on August 08, 2007, 04:43:38 PM

Bob Dylan from the cover the great: "Bringing it all back home."  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on August 09, 2007, 02:45:58 AM
The Lady of Medjugorje
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on November 23, 2007, 09:01:55 PM

Judas!  8)

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on November 24, 2007, 08:35:25 AM
The Knight of Infinite Resignation
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: gmstudio on November 26, 2007, 10:49:48 AM
I play bass.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Saul on November 26, 2007, 06:41:16 PM
One of my paintings.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on November 26, 2007, 07:34:34 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/30/ce/b2b0228348a03338cbb81110.L.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on December 23, 2007, 10:17:45 AM
It's identified beneath the image, but I wanted to share a larger image here, since it's a little hard to see as an avatar:

(http://www.jaysonjo.com/theologue.JPG)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on December 23, 2007, 10:19:58 AM
(http://www.elbauldelartesano.com/sitebuilder/images/theologue2-600x231.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on December 23, 2007, 10:22:31 AM
It's identified beneath the image, but I wanted to share a larger image here, since it's a little hard to see as an avatar:


Sort of like full screen vs. letterboxing/widescreen buddy.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on December 23, 2007, 10:24:55 AM
Sort of like full screen vs. letterboxing/widescreen buddy.  8)

Yes and once again, letterboxing wins!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on December 23, 2007, 10:59:05 AM
I thought I'd retire Kierkegaard and give in... to temptation.  >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on December 23, 2007, 11:03:22 AM
In honour of the massive revelations bestowed upon me my these Metal Kings, most recently by their double dvd "Absolute Power" and the "Gods of War" masterpiece cd, Manowar KILLS WITH POWER!

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Wanderer on December 23, 2007, 11:25:47 AM
Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, with a Spartium junceum bush in full bloom in the foreground.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on December 23, 2007, 11:49:53 AM
Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, with a Spartium junceum bush in full bloom in the foreground.

One of my favorite "maintained" avatars on this forum.  Never tire of seeing it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on December 23, 2007, 11:56:02 AM
One of my favorite "maintained" avatars on this forum.  Never tire of seeing it.

Might we hear more about the backstory of your current avatar?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on December 23, 2007, 12:20:50 PM
Might we hear more about the backstory of your current avatar?

As you have been able to tell, I have been changing avatars like socks.  However, the WWII avatar that I tried recently hit a chord with me and images from this period I find to be powerful.  Lately I have been doing some reading on WWII and also have been getting back into some WWII figure painting (1:35 scale).  So, I thought that I would change my avatar based on the month/date and connect to some WWII events/images.  On a more personal connection, my grandfather and Uncle Bill (whom I was named after) served during WWII, so I am also doing it to honor them and all the other veterans that came before, now serve, and will come after.  Just a lot of layers here for me that have all come together at once buddy.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: pjme on December 23, 2007, 12:41:16 PM
A caricature of painter Arnold Böcklin, of " Isle of death" fame....

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on December 23, 2007, 12:53:56 PM
A caricature of painter Arnold Böcklin, of " Isle of death" fame....



Did the caricature have any script with it?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: pjme on December 23, 2007, 01:20:12 PM
No script... it's a clip from a 1930-ies (French) magazine and gives no clue at all....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on January 12, 2008, 05:35:16 PM
My favorite writer and the greatest single artistic influence on my life (so far, of course). I'm rereading the short stories.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sarastro on January 12, 2008, 06:36:15 PM
I'm not quite sure what I should install as an avatar, so i just chose myself.
My favorite music celebrities are already taken.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Gustav on January 12, 2008, 07:58:07 PM
I took this photo when I was visiting the Yellowstone National Park last year. This is from the top of one of the many waterfalls.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: carlos on January 13, 2008, 03:25:19 AM
David with Igor, father and son. IMHO,Igor was a fantastic
violinist undervaluated and unjustly compared with his father.Can you believe that he's 77 years old?.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on January 13, 2008, 03:52:30 AM
I changed my avatar today. But I stayed with Havergal Brian - this photo is from 1966, Brian's annus mirabilis, when 'The Gothic' got its first professional performance under Sir Adrian Boult.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: маразм1 on January 17, 2008, 08:52:39 AM
picture of me from the tour, back in September.  As I joke, when we played a song that rips off "Rock n Roll" by Led Zeppelin, the singer handed me a bow, and I played a whole verse hitting the chords with it. 

d.

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on January 17, 2008, 09:40:15 AM

Stephen Patrick Morrissey
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 11, 2008, 07:51:39 AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/index.php.png)

Bogey, my man, why?


By the way, this is my favorite Star Trek character, the Klingon warrior Worf, House of Mog:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/worf.jpg)


A little known fact about Worf is that he tried to make it as a pop singer before entering Star Fleet Academy. Long out of print, this, his only album, has become quite a collector's item:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/whippedworf.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on February 11, 2008, 07:58:20 AM

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/whippedworf.jpg)


Sarge




BAY-bee!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 08:00:46 AM

Stephen Patrick Morrissey
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 11, 2008, 09:22:19 AM
A little known fact about Worf is that he tried to make it as a pop singer before entering Star Fleet Academy. Long out of print, this, his only album, has become quite a collector's item:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/whippedworf.jpg)


Sarge

Qapla'!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: carlos on February 11, 2008, 09:49:22 AM
Andrei Korsakoff, an outstanding virtuoso who died
too soon and too young. But I'm afraid that only Harry Collier and I know him.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: paulb on February 11, 2008, 09:58:39 AM
No changing mine. But IF I did it would be a  pic of Alfred Schnittke

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 10:59:23 AM
No changing mine. But IF I did it would be a  pic of Alfred Schnittke



But you didn't identify your avatar.  ???
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ephemerid on February 11, 2008, 11:02:41 AM
But you didn't identify your avatar.  ???

If its not Schnittke, then it must be...
Pettersson!
 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: paulb on February 11, 2008, 11:06:17 AM
But you didn't identify your avatar.  ???

Oh apologies
I thought everyone knew that is a  photo of Allan Pettersson, scandanavia's greatest composer.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 11:11:22 AM
Oh apologies
I thought everyone knew that is a  photo of Allan Pettersson, scandanavia's greatest composer.

Thanks.  :)

I had thought it was you, actually.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on February 11, 2008, 11:13:41 AM
Today's avatar is a moose out huntin' for Texans.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 11, 2008, 12:49:08 PM
Qapla'!  ;D

 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ephemerid on February 11, 2008, 01:08:58 PM
My current one is a pic of me, sans me.   ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: paulb on February 11, 2008, 01:30:34 PM
Thanks.  :)

I had thought it was you, actually.

What you can't read faces yet?
There's greatness and genius beaming forth from that face.
next to Pettersson i look sort of bozo ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 11, 2008, 02:02:22 PM
What you can't read faces yet?
There's greatness and genius beaming forth from that face.
next to Pettersson i look sort of bozo ;D

Prove it.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: paulb on February 11, 2008, 02:12:41 PM
Prove it.  ;D

This is what i would look like if I stood next to the great man,  Pettersson.





Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ephemerid on February 11, 2008, 02:28:32 PM
This is what i would look like if I stood next to the great man,  Pettersson.
LOL
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 11, 2008, 03:35:28 PM
This is what i would look like if I stood next to the great man,  Pettersson.

But you have to admit there is an undeniable resemblance between you and Pettersson.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/PPcomparison.jpg)

I can understand George's confusion.


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on February 11, 2008, 03:52:40 PM
Currently a testament to Super Bowl XLII's most extraordinary play!

Next weekend I will be changing it to a portrait of Antonin Dvorak.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on February 11, 2008, 05:23:05 PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/index.php.png)

Bogey, my man, why?


By the way, this is my favorite Star Trek character, the Klingon warrior Worf, House of Mog:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/worf.jpg)


A little known fact about Worf is that he tried to make it as a pop singer before entering Star Fleet Academy. Long out of print, this, his only album, has become quite a collector's item:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/whippedworf.jpg)


Sarge

LOL!  Was it Benji that used to put the Klingon head on HvK....that was hilarious as well.  I have to admit that I have difficuly sticking to the same avatar....just too much fun.  Maybe I should start a thread where folks nominate choices that I can choose one from.  However Sarge, you must admit that the gotee is damn cool.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 12, 2008, 12:42:52 AM
But you have to admit there is an undeniable resemblance between you and Pettersson.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/PPcomparison.jpg)

I can understand George's confusion.


Sarge

I really think you have found your true vocation, Sarge!  ;D

Keep 'em coming, good man!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2008, 11:00:32 PM
Hm, not so sure about this new avatar. Doesn't seem to fit my style ... Maybe I should start a "Choose Brian's Avatar" thread.  :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lilas Pastia on March 15, 2008, 06:59:13 AM
Gee, Mark, your new one looks like you're morphing into King Henry VIII  :o



(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=7530;type=avatar) (http://join2day.com/abc/H/holbein/holbein59.JPG)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lukeottevanger on March 15, 2008, 07:08:06 AM
Doesn't bode well for his wife.... :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lilas Pastia on March 15, 2008, 07:15:16 AM
Wife # 1 was merely repudiated. I'd feel more worried if she was one of her successors...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mark on March 15, 2008, 07:28:39 AM
Ha ha! Very good, chaps. ;D

I'm rather pleased with my new avatar. Yes, it reveals I'm putting on a few pounds. But it also looks like me, which I feel so few photos of me do.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 15, 2008, 08:22:05 AM
Kicking my can all over the place, singing...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 15, 2008, 09:14:11 AM
And so my NEW avatar is some sort of something I put together while listening to Stockhausen's Cosmic Pulses; I'm not sure what it is, but I think it captures the intensity of that electronic maelstrom well enough.

LOVE it!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: uffeviking on March 15, 2008, 06:55:26 PM
My new Avatar is  a photo of Gerhard Richter's painting Candle which sold for close to eight million Dollars at a recent auction at Sotheby's!
 :o
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ephemerid on March 15, 2008, 07:44:02 PM
My new Avatar is  a photo of Gerhard Richter's painting Candle which sold for close to eight million Dollars at a recent auction at Sotheby's!
 :o

I noticed it earlier & I like it. :-)

BTW, for those who didn't know, my current one is from Maurice Sendak's Where Wild Things Are.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on March 15, 2008, 07:49:13 PM
My new Avatar is  a photo of Gerhard Richter's painting Candle which sold for close to eight million Dollars at a recent auction at Sotheby's!
 :o

Hm, thought it was just a cover for a Sonic Youth album.

(http://www.copons.it/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/daydreamnation.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Saul on March 15, 2008, 07:55:19 PM
Gee, Mark, your new one looks like you're morphing into King Henry VIII  :o



(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=7530;type=avatar) (http://join2day.com/abc/H/holbein/holbein59.JPG)

Ha!

They do look somewhat similar...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: vandermolen on March 16, 2008, 02:08:39 AM
Myaskovsky
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: shive1 on March 16, 2008, 08:14:03 AM
Mine's a young Ralph Vaughan Williams.   :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 20, 2008, 07:56:44 AM
The Exorcist
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 20, 2008, 08:44:23 AM
The Exorcist


One of my favorites.

I'll be spinning Boys From Brazil once more, after 25-plus years, tomorrow.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 20, 2008, 08:49:06 AM
The debut album from Stone Temple Pilots.

 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: FideLeo on March 20, 2008, 10:11:15 AM
Flauto traverso (aka baroque flute) after J. Denner (c. 1720 Germany) made by Daniel Deitch in San Francisco, CA.

FangLin
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: OzRadio on March 20, 2008, 12:11:21 PM
Hal Peary (1908 - 1985) who created the character Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. Gildersleeve evolved as a guest character on the radio series Fibber McGee and Molly during the late 30s before receiving his own show in 1941. The Great Gildersleeve ran to 1957 (I think), though Peary left the show in '50. Anyone go back far enough to remember hearing this show on the air?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 20, 2008, 02:01:15 PM
Some German dude.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: drogulus on March 20, 2008, 03:40:25 PM
The Exorcist

     Why would you want to identify yourself with some image from a crappy horror film?

     (I recovered from a mild case of demon infestation. :D. Now I'm back to almost normal.)


      (http://entimg.msn.com/i/100/mo/exorcist_whiteface_125x125.jpg)

      The Gibson Firebird compels you!!

      See.....much better. 0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: marvinbrown on March 20, 2008, 03:47:07 PM
Some German dude.

  Yeah me too just some random German dude  ;)!

 marvin
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 20, 2008, 03:49:04 PM
     Why would you want to identify yourself with some image from a crappy horror film?


(Laughing) the BEST horror film (love #3 as well. Go GEORGE C.!)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on March 20, 2008, 05:59:59 PM

(Laughing) the BEST horror film (love #3 as well. Go GEORGE C.!)

Yeah I do too, including #3, but hate #2.  George C. Scott can just make a movie can't he?  Which reminds me one of my favorite horror movies is The Changeling with George C. Scott. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on March 20, 2008, 08:54:11 PM
Mr. Sviatoslav Richter pondering a good divertimento.




Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 20, 2008, 09:25:06 PM
Mr. Sviatoslav Richter pondering a good divertimento.






And here I thought he was pondering a pickup line in a Chelsea bar.  ;D   
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on March 21, 2008, 08:33:47 AM
I usually remember to shave only once every two or three weeks; this is the unhappy result. Whatever you do, don't let tartar sauce get stuck in your beard. But that's probably too much information already.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on March 21, 2008, 12:35:08 PM
Johan Julius Christian Sibelius.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2008, 01:46:00 PM
Yeah I do too, including #3, but hate #2.  George C. Scott can just make a movie can't he?  Which reminds me one of my favorite horror movies is The Changeling with George C. Scott. :)



The Changeling is a little know movie that is extremely cool. Scott really was like a force of nature. I completely agree, Exorcist 2 was a total dud.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: drogulus on March 21, 2008, 01:59:08 PM

(Laughing) the BEST horror film (love #3 as well. Go GEORGE C.!)

    (http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/3363/exorcist2shot4lqn1.jpg)

     This one was so bad it wasn't even fun.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2008, 03:33:24 PM
    (http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/3363/exorcist2shot4lqn1.jpg)

     This one was so bad it wasn't even fun.


A waste of Richard Burton, indeed!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 21, 2008, 03:44:31 PM
Some German dude.

Andy, as much as I love Wagner (and you know I really, really do  ;) ) I have to admit I love your girlfriend more. I prefer the avatars where she was featured  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2008, 03:50:41 PM
 ;)


From a "Black Metal" modeling gig.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2008, 03:52:10 PM
 ;) ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on March 21, 2008, 04:24:42 PM
And here I thought he was pondering a pickup line in a Chelsea bar.  ;D   

 ;D

He tried it and flamed out so he went back to pondering non-threatening things... ;D



Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: BorisG on March 21, 2008, 04:30:33 PM

One of my favorites.

I'll be spinning Boys From Brazil once more, after 25-plus years, tomorrow.

You have stirred my juices for another Marathon Man viewing.
(http://www.lazydork.com/movies/marathonman.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2008, 04:38:59 PM
You have stirred my juices for another Marathon Man viewing.
(http://www.lazydork.com/movies/marathonman.jpg)


Another excellent movie that few people know about.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 21, 2008, 05:06:52 PM
;) ;)

Thanks, Andy. Even better than an avatar  ;)  She is a goddess.


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2008, 05:15:47 PM
Thanks, Andy. Even better than an avatar  ;)  She is a goddess.


Sarge



You are very kind, Vielen Dank'!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harry on March 22, 2008, 01:53:21 AM
;) ;)

He, stop that, don't torture us, man she is too beautiful, we almost get blinded by it..... 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on March 22, 2008, 10:37:41 AM
From a "Black Metal" modeling gig.

I remember you posting that one before. I miss my visits to Lake Champlain.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 22, 2008, 11:53:36 AM
I remember you posting that one before. I miss my visits to Lake Champlain.


The view can be nice, but the water...yech!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 22, 2008, 01:42:24 PM

The view can be nice, but the water...yech!

I used to swim in it as a kid....come to think of it, this might explain a lot of things. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on March 22, 2008, 01:45:55 PM
My new one is a shop shutter from Barcelona. Some such is clearly graffiti, very skilled. Some may have been commissioned by the shops. Difficult to tell with this one.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 22, 2008, 01:47:15 PM
I used to swim in it as a kid....come to think of it, this might explain a lot of things. ;D


(laughing like a loon)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 22, 2008, 05:17:46 PM

Queen's debut album cover.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 23, 2008, 05:07:30 AM
Queen's debut album cover.



The first and second (if I remember correctly) had some fairly heavy stuff on them, didn't they? Maybe I should check 'em out again.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 23, 2008, 07:12:20 AM


The first and second (if I remember correctly) had some fairly heavy stuff on them, didn't they? Maybe I should check 'em out again.

To me all of their early albums (up to and including A Day at the Races) have heavy stuff on them - to varying degrees, of course. Keep Yourself Alive has to be one of the greatest debut singles of any rock band. Gotta love that guitar work (especially the intro) and the positive message of the lyrics.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 26, 2008, 05:15:58 AM
Still to this day one of my favorite movies of all time, Jaws (1975)

Robert Shaw as Quint also one of my favorite performances, not to mention Roy Scheider as Chief Brody.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ephemerid on March 26, 2008, 05:57:35 AM
Another Maurice Sendak pic-- this time from the cover of my favourite book of his, In the Night Kitchen

(http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~rflynn/0064434362.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 26, 2008, 08:06:28 AM
Another Maurice Sendak pic-- this time from the cover of my favourite book of his, In the Night Kitchen

(http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~rflynn/0064434362.jpg)

Gonna miss your last one Josh.  Hope it, or something from "the island" makes a return.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on March 26, 2008, 08:15:40 AM
Havergal Brian at 90 (1966), for those who don't yet know...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ephemerid on March 26, 2008, 08:16:15 AM
Gonna miss your last one Josh.  Hope it, or something from "the island" makes a return.

RRROARRR!    ;D

I may just start circulating through a few Maurice Sendak drawings every now & then.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on March 27, 2008, 12:14:53 PM
Thoth-Amon!!!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2008, 12:25:28 PM
Thoth-Amon!!!

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ixnzOu5S2QhOeM:http://www.thecimmerian.com/wp-content/uploads/random/reh_sidebar_studio.jpg)

Mr. Howard and I are both pleased with you choice Dave.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on March 27, 2008, 12:29:56 PM
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ixnzOu5S2QhOeM:http://www.thecimmerian.com/wp-content/uploads/random/reh_sidebar_studio.jpg)

Mr. Howard and I are both pleased with you choice Dave.

 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 15, 2008, 06:41:45 AM
The Thing to combat Dave's sinister Victor von Doom.  'Nuff said.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 15, 2008, 06:45:07 AM
The Thing (Kirby style) to combat Dave's sinister Victor von Doom.  'Nuff said.



I remember being introduced to one of my favorite characters (Adam Warlock) in the pages of Fantastic Four. Back then he was "Him".


Really cool avatar, Bill.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 15, 2008, 06:46:46 AM
The Thing (Kirby style) to combat Dave's sinister Victor von Doom.  'Nuff said.

Where are the other three?

You are going to need them!

Bwa-ha-ha-HAAAA!!!   >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 15, 2008, 06:47:48 AM
Where are the other three?

You are going to need them!

Bwa-ha-ha-HAAAA!!!   >:D



(Dave's most nefarious Dr. Doom voice)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 15, 2008, 06:48:49 AM


I remember being introduced to one of my favorite characters (Adam Warlock) in the pages of Fantastic Four. Back then he was "Him".


Really cool avatar, Bill.

Like any tale, your story is only as good as your villain in it Ange.  When Dr. Doom goes, I am afraid The Thing will have to follow.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 15, 2008, 07:01:52 AM
Where are the other three?

You are going to need them!

Bwa-ha-ha-HAAAA!!!   >:D

Yeah?  Just wait, sooner or later I'll get my mitts on you!!  Just wait!!  (See FF #15).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 15, 2008, 07:02:49 AM
Yeah?  Just wait, sooner or later I'll get my mitts on you!!  Just wait!!  (See FF #15).




It's CLOBBERIN' Time!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 15, 2008, 07:03:34 AM
Yeah?  Just wait, sooner or later I'll get my mitts on you!!  Just wait!!  (See FF #15).

Ooo. You're quoting from scripture.  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on April 16, 2008, 08:15:39 AM
Dave,

Looks like Bach and Vivaldi are good 'ole pals.  Why is Handel on the other side of the organ?  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 16, 2008, 08:19:38 AM
Dave,

Looks like Bach and Vivaldi are good 'ole pals.  Why is Handel on the other side of the organ?  :D

I have no idea what you're talking about.  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: gomro on April 16, 2008, 11:00:17 AM
And so my NEW new avatar is something inspired by Tangerine Dream's Through Metamorphic Rocks, from their Force Majeure album. I've been revisiting that band's past glories quite a bit lately.

(http://a836.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/91/l_c64a8b57af5ed9be8ba11b8ced7ae50b.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brewski on April 16, 2008, 11:05:13 AM
And so my NEW new avatar is something inspired by Tangerine Dream's Through Metamorphic Rocks, from their Force Majeure album. I've been revisiting that band's past glories quite a bit lately.

(http://a836.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/91/l_c64a8b57af5ed9be8ba11b8ced7ae50b.jpg)

Beautiful...works well as a small image, too.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on April 24, 2008, 05:15:51 AM
Quote
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=8543;type=avatar)

What a beautiful girl. Yours, Haffner?  :D Almost as beautiful as my... avatar.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 24, 2008, 05:19:12 AM
What a beautiful girl. Yours, Haffner?  :D Almost as beautiful as my... avatar.

I'm drooling... over Sibelius.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 05:25:42 AM
Now I want an old composer avatar too.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 24, 2008, 05:29:41 AM
Now I want an old composer avatar too.

I knew you would. They're so sexy!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 05:34:51 AM
I knew you would. They're so sexy!

How's this?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 24, 2008, 05:46:20 AM
How's this?

Salome would wet her panties.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 24, 2008, 05:48:24 AM
How's this?

Salome would wet her panties.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 24, 2008, 06:04:45 AM
What a beautiful girl. Yours, Haffner?  :D Almost as beautiful as my... avatar.


That's my lady during her "Gothic" era, a few years back.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 24, 2008, 06:06:26 AM

That's my lady during her "Gothic" era, a few years back.

My 'Gothic' era will never end.  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lukeottevanger on April 24, 2008, 06:19:51 AM
My 'Gothic' era will never end.  ;)


...that's probably just a stuck needle, Johan...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 06:24:39 AM
My 'Gothic' era will never end.  ;)

I tried reading Melmoth the Wanderer recently. Crumbs, Maturin could go on and on.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 24, 2008, 06:51:02 AM
...that's probably just a stuck needle, Johan...

Yes, I've been listening to that cluster chord in the Judex for over 25 years now...

I tried reading Melmoth the Wanderer recently. Crumbs, Maturin could go on and on.

I see you have found a use for 'Crumbs' already, Dave! Never read Maturin, btw. Just as well, judging by your exasperated sigh... (I seem to remember HPL mentioning him favourably in his 'Supernatural Horror' essay.)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 06:54:18 AM
I see you have found a use for 'Crumbs' already, Dave!

 ;D

Quote
Never read Maturin, btw. Just as well, judging by your exasperated sigh... (I seem to remember HPL mentioning him favourably in his 'Supernatural Horror' essay.)

I'm no HPL.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 24, 2008, 07:38:07 AM

That's my lady during her "Gothic" era, a few years back.

Goth agrees with her.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 24, 2008, 09:14:55 AM
Goth agrees with her.

Sarge




It's really cool (for me at least). She still likes to dress up, but she doesn't like the music much anyore.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 24, 2008, 09:21:17 AM



It's really cool (for me at least). She still likes to dress up, but she doesn't like the music much anyore.

No matter, the former is far more important.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 09:22:57 AM
No matter, the former is far more imprtant.  ;D

I like disrobing better.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 24, 2008, 09:36:49 AM
I like disrobing better.

Now, now.  :-*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 24, 2008, 10:24:25 AM
I like disrobing better.



This is very much a valid point ;D.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 24, 2008, 10:47:30 AM


This is very much a valid point ;D.

Next weeks avatar?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 10:49:00 AM
Next weeks avatar?  ;D

I am SO there.  :-*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 24, 2008, 10:54:14 AM
Next weeks avatar?  ;D



(laughing and grateful that today is a hot day, as my girl is indeed naked. Life is good for Andy, JA!)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on April 24, 2008, 10:54:24 AM
(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/4703/gentlemenjb4.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on April 24, 2008, 10:55:35 AM
(laughing and grateful that today is a hot day, as my girl is indeed naked. Life is good for Andy, JA!)
Do you not have air conditioning?
... wise choice.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 10:56:33 AM


(laughing and grateful that today is a hot day, as my girl is indeed naked. Life is good for Andy, JA!)

I'll be back in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 24, 2008, 11:00:30 AM
Do you not have air conditioning?
... wise choice.  ;D




Took alot of advance scheming. Hold off on the a/c as long as possibly tolerable.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 11:03:41 AM
Took alot of advance scheming. Hold off on the a/c as long as possibly tolerable.

And you're sitting there, posting on the Internet.

You are a SICK man!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on April 24, 2008, 11:17:58 AM
And you're sitting there, posting on the Internet.

You are a SICK man!
Computer exhaust heating up the room.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on April 24, 2008, 11:21:53 AM
Hey, now you guys have me worried about Cuddles!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 24, 2008, 01:31:21 PM
And you're sitting there, posting on the Internet.

You are a SICK man!

Nah, he's just resting.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 24, 2008, 01:32:12 PM
I'll be back in a few minutes.

Post of the day.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 24, 2008, 01:47:59 PM
Post of the day.  ;D

I have to agree...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 24, 2008, 01:52:12 PM
Do all your clothes shopping at....... Wal-Mart!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 24, 2008, 01:58:54 PM
My new avatar is awesome.... unfortunately, it's only custom made.....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 02:16:50 PM
My new avatar is awesome.... unfortunately, it's only custom made.....

Have a bad time at Lowe's?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 24, 2008, 03:16:20 PM
Have a bad time at Lowe's?
I bought something and they overcharged me.....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 03:17:23 PM
I bought something and they overcharged me.....

So, go get your money back.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on April 24, 2008, 03:18:17 PM
MN Brahms!  Love it.

Don't ever change your avatar or username.  You got the one now.  :)

Maybe I'll change mine to BruckNut  :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 24, 2008, 03:18:41 PM
So, go get your money back.
lol, I was completely kidding. I work there.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 03:20:20 PM
Don't ever change your avatar or username.

Okay, I won't.  :-*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 24, 2008, 03:20:47 PM
lol, I was completely kidding. I work there.

 :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 24, 2008, 03:21:51 PM
lol, I was completely kidding. I work there.

I'm thinking about flying to Japan tomorrow by myself and then getting lost in a forest (while listening to Mahler) and then dying. I have the money, why not?
Maybe it won't be tomorrow, maybe it'll be a few days from now, still gotta work out the details....

So I don't think i'll talk to that girl, either, what's the point  ::)


just checked prices...... all i can see are $4,000 flights....... ok....... am i checking the wrong places? There has to be something cheaper.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on April 24, 2008, 10:23:54 PM
[...]and then dying. I have the money, why not?
Haffners avatars...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 25, 2008, 12:54:21 PM
Now I have a screenshot of my all-time favorite video game, Chrono Cross.
It's the protagonists mom saying, "You shouldn't break promises like that. Girls can be pretty scary if you make them angry."
Just randomness from google search.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 25, 2008, 12:55:22 PM
Now I have a screenshot of my all-time favorite video game, Chrono Cross.
It's the protagonists mom saying, "You shouldn't break promises like that. Girls can be pretty scary if you make them angry."
Just randomness from google search.

Do better.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 25, 2008, 02:31:18 PM
Do better.  ;D
There. The main character in his evil form, after switching bodies w/ the antagonist.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 02, 2008, 11:04:02 AM
...must...change...avatar...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on May 02, 2008, 11:08:17 AM
...must...change...avatar...

Oh no!! He's changing again...  :o
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 02, 2008, 11:25:43 AM
Oh no!! He's changing again...  :o

Well, it has been two hours since his last change. Long overdue actually.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 02, 2008, 11:26:15 AM
Well, it has been two hours since his last change. Long overdue actually.

Sarge

Hey!!! It's been daaaaaaaaaaaays!!!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on May 02, 2008, 12:06:40 PM
Hey!!! It's been daaaaaaaaaaaays!!!

Yes, to be fair - you have been extremely restrained... Until now.  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on May 02, 2008, 12:11:50 PM
And the new avatar entirely suits his personality!  >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 02, 2008, 12:13:05 PM
And the new avatar entirely suits his personality!  >:D

 >:(

 :-\

 ;D

 0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on May 02, 2008, 12:19:02 PM
>:(

 :-\

 ;D

 0:)
Actually, if you mixed those four emoticons together, I'm pretty sure that Mr K's face is what you'd get.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Danny on May 02, 2008, 12:38:21 PM
My avatar is of the late, great Hollywood actor Richard Widmark who died recently (1914-2008).

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: uffeviking on May 02, 2008, 07:07:10 PM
It's one of my works, a Gouache on Japanese ricepaper and Damar varnish, now in the permanent collection of Joe Feddersen:

http://www.froelickgallery.com/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=235
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 09, 2008, 06:34:22 AM
lol
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on May 09, 2008, 06:35:29 AM
lol
hmmmmmmm....... who could that be?  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on May 09, 2008, 06:37:05 AM
hmmmmmmm....... who could that be?  ;)

It's a Peeping Dave! *scream*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 09, 2008, 06:38:11 AM
It's a Peeping Dave! *scream*

I'm outside yer window, checkin' out yer CDs.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Don on May 09, 2008, 06:40:55 AM
I'm outside yer window, checkin' out yer CDs.

Nah, you're checking out my daughter. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 09, 2008, 06:41:47 AM
Nah, you're checking out my daughter. ;D

 :-[ ;D :-[
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on May 09, 2008, 06:42:54 AM
I'm outside yer window, checkin' out yer CDs.

I hear the secrets that you keep
(dum, da-dum)
when I look at your CDs
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 09, 2008, 06:57:20 AM
Now your posts no longer make sense.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on May 09, 2008, 07:06:02 AM
Now your posts no longer make sense.  ;D

The content of my posts are determined by the I Ching.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 09, 2008, 07:15:18 AM
The content of my posts are determined by the I Ching.

Awesome. You're just like Philip K. Dick.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mark G. Simon on May 09, 2008, 07:27:02 AM
In a small cemetery in upstate New York I found a tombstone engraved only with the the name George W.

I had to get a picture of it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: BachQ on May 09, 2008, 07:31:18 AM
In a small cemetery in upstate New York I found a tombstone engraved only with the the name George W.

We can only hope .........
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on May 09, 2008, 07:36:09 AM
In a small cemetery in upstate New York I found a tombstone engraved only with the the name George W.

I had to get a picture of it.

You'd have missed it if it had been hidden by a bush.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: uffeviking on May 09, 2008, 09:35:42 AM
lol

The thread asked me to identify my avatar. I did. What's so funny????? >:(
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 09, 2008, 09:37:05 AM
I was laughing at my own funny face.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Cato on May 09, 2008, 09:46:32 AM
Cato the Younger: a conservative republican from the last days of the Republic. 

To protest Caesar's rise to power, he committed suicide by slashing open his abdomen with his own sword.

A horrified servant called for a doctor to stitch his master back up, and Cato regained consciousness, but was horrified that his honorable suicide had been sullied.

So with his bare hands, he ripped out the stitches!   :o



Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on May 09, 2008, 09:50:02 AM
I was laughing at my own funny face.  ;D

Hey, it's Stewart Copeland from The Police!  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on May 09, 2008, 11:36:14 AM
Hey!!! It's been daaaaaaaaaaaays!!!


John Belushi: "We're on a mission"
Dan Aykroyd: "From Gad"
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lilas Pastia on May 09, 2008, 06:31:15 PM
Cato the Younger: a conservative republican from the last days of the Republic. 

To protest Caesar's rise to power, he committed suicide by slashing open his abdomen with his own sword.

A horrified servant called for a doctor to stitch his master back up, and Cato regained consciousness, but was horrified that his honorable suicide had been sullied.

So with his bare hands, he ripped out the stitches!   :o

.


Either he had a sense  of purposefulness, or he didn't like to be contradicted.  ::)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on May 09, 2008, 07:05:15 PM
He probably knew he was going to die from an infected wound and wanted to get it over with.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 09, 2008, 07:33:57 PM
Heinrich Shiff
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on May 10, 2008, 02:26:31 PM
Heinrich Shiff
is he eating one of his fingers?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 10, 2008, 02:28:09 PM
is he eating one of his fingers?

Of course.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on May 11, 2008, 12:01:57 AM
Of course.

I think he is eating the 'c' in Schiff, Dave...  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 11, 2008, 04:38:37 AM
I think he is eating the 'c' in Schiff, Dave...  ;)

I seem to be dropping letters these days.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on May 11, 2008, 04:40:05 AM
I seem to be dropping letters these days.

There are worse things you can drop.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 11, 2008, 07:55:18 AM
There are worse things you can drop.

Indeed.

Current avatar: Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 11, 2008, 08:16:50 AM
Indeed.

Current avatar: Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo

thanks for identifying. I thought it was Pee Wee Herman.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 11, 2008, 03:10:08 PM
Bach's head.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on May 11, 2008, 03:22:42 PM
Bach's head.  ;D
It's handsome.

Not.

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on May 11, 2008, 04:05:44 PM
He looks like Archie Bunker.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 11, 2008, 04:35:43 PM
He looks like Archie Bunker.

Boy, da way Glenn Miller played...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 11, 2008, 04:42:47 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/080304-bach-video-ap.html
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 14, 2008, 12:04:23 PM
My latest purchase.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on May 15, 2008, 01:15:27 PM
My latest purchase.  ;D
and your last......
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on May 15, 2008, 01:44:17 PM
and your last......

 ???
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on May 15, 2008, 01:47:31 PM
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/09_01/StunGunDM0309_468x388.jpg)

you're under arrest!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on May 15, 2008, 03:38:53 PM
"Don't taze me bro!"
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on May 16, 2008, 05:50:41 AM
"Don't taze me bro!"
;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lilas Pastia on May 16, 2008, 08:31:33 PM
The tazer gun can be a lethal weapon. The mere idea that it can be 'fun' to taze someone is testimony to the "virtual" society we have entered into :P.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 02, 2008, 05:52:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcR19y7GPM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcR19y7GPM)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 02, 2008, 06:06:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcR19y7GPM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcR19y7GPM)

There are a lot of odd people on this forum.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 02, 2008, 06:16:13 AM


(http://store.liamshow.com/images/muffins_boys.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 06, 2008, 11:07:56 AM
This one may be a keeper.

May...be...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 06, 2008, 11:31:36 AM
This one may be a keeper.

May...be...

Why? That would be a revolution!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 06, 2008, 11:32:48 AM
Why? That would be a revolution!

Or I could use this:

(http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/c0/c2605.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 06, 2008, 11:42:32 AM
Yes, do! Although the frustration a prospective buyer would be experiencing could be a horror story in itself...  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 06, 2008, 11:43:54 AM
Yes, do! Although the frustration a prospective buyer would be experiencing could be a horror story in itself...  ;)

Yes, if you see one of his books for sale, don't hesitate.

No, really! Don't hesitate!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on June 06, 2008, 04:01:11 PM
I have George to thank for my avatar. Good going, bud! ;D



Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 06, 2008, 04:06:48 PM
I have George to thank for my avatar. Good going, bud! ;D

Don't mention it!  $:)

BTW, monkey see, monkey do!

My avatar, Mel Brooks and  :o (from Blazing Saddles)  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 06, 2008, 04:07:29 PM
I have George to thank for my avatar. Good going, bud! ;D





I was going to suggest the EXACT quote you put under your avatar.  ;D

Great minds...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on June 06, 2008, 04:11:46 PM
I was going to suggest the EXACT quote you put under your avatar.  ;D

Great minds...

Zoiks! That's too cool! :D



Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 06, 2008, 04:13:06 PM
Zoiks! That's too cool! :D

Not as cool as my new Blazing Saddles avatar.  $:) 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on June 06, 2008, 04:19:35 PM
Not as cool as my new Blazing Saddles avatar.  $:) 

 :D :D

Everyone could use a Blazing Saddles avatar!



Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 06, 2008, 04:24:04 PM
Not as cool as my new Blazing Saddles avatar.  $:) 

"Hello, boys, I missed you... "  ;D


----------------
Listening to:
Tokyo String Quartet - Bia 436-2 Op 59 #2 Quartet #8 in e for Strings 3rd mvmt - Allegretto
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 06, 2008, 04:40:38 PM
"Hello, boys, I missed you... "  ;D


----------------
Listening to:
Tokyo String Quartet - Bia 436-2 Op 59 #2 Quartet #8 in e for Strings 3rd mvmt - Allegretto

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 06, 2008, 04:41:26 PM
:D :D

Everyone could use a Blazing Saddles avatar!


Two  :D - well done! Took me a minute!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 07, 2008, 04:15:08 AM
Sfz liked it.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 07, 2008, 08:53:41 PM
:D :D

Everyone could use a Blazing Saddles avatar!
Let's see, there are the three of us, plus Todd - now we need Dave to be Miss Lili von Shtupp and Saul to be this guy:

(http://www.huntsmancancerfoundation.org/news_images/16BurtonGilliam.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 08, 2008, 04:23:00 AM
Let's see, there are the three of us, plus Todd - now we need Dave to be Miss Lili von Shtupp and Saul to be this guy:

(http://www.huntsmancancerfoundation.org/news_images/16BurtonGilliam.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 10, 2008, 05:23:46 PM
The great Stevie Wonder.

I just may have found a permanent avatar. 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2008, 05:27:02 PM
The great Stevie Wonder.

I just may have found a permanent avatar. 
But ... what about the great Governor William J. LePetomane?!?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 10, 2008, 05:29:19 PM
But ... what about the great Governor William J. LePetomane?!?

Wasn't groovy enough, Hedy!  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 10, 2008, 05:34:16 PM
<----Henry Purcell

 0:)  0:)  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on June 10, 2008, 06:17:40 PM
<----Henry Purcell

 0:)  0:)  0:)

You know you're cool when one of your favorite composers is on a stained glass window.

But you're only really cool if one of your favorite composers is in an illuminated manuscript. :D

(http://www.malaspina.com/jpg/machaut.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 10, 2008, 06:20:34 PM
Very nice, Corey.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on June 10, 2008, 06:21:51 PM
Very nice, Corey.  :)

That's Machaut, by the way. I've reminded myself I need that big set of motets.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 10, 2008, 06:25:25 PM
That's Machaut, by the way. I've reminded myself I need that big set of motets.

I know it's Machaut.  ::)  (I peeked at the image's source.)

I have this.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mS%2B2AHrFL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on June 11, 2008, 05:43:34 AM
My architecture addiction is taking over... Liverpool anglican cathedral underneath the bell tower, a f'ugly building (in many ways) but also very impressive. From this angle it looks like something from Judge Dredd:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Liverpool_Anglican_Cathedral_North_elevation.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Liverpool_Anglican_Cathedral_North_elevation.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on June 11, 2008, 05:50:09 AM
(http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Judge_Dredd-bobble.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on June 11, 2008, 06:34:14 AM
Damnit! 2000ad nostalgia ;_: Just when I burnt off all my comics for HD space... Some of the art holds up very well.

(http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/1282/judgedreddp3300dpidocgx9.jpg) (http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/1282/judgedreddp3300dpidocgx9.jpg)

(http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2065/productimagephpep9.jpg) (http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2065/productimagephpep9.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 11, 2008, 06:42:24 AM
My architecture addiction is taking over... Liverpool anglican cathedral underneath the bell tower, a f'ugly building (in many ways) but also very impressive. From this angle it looks like something from Judge Dredd

Do you know the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool? It's a wonderfully Tolkienian looking building. I have been there (1987)...

(http://lh3.google.com/__Le_vMi7wPE/RSn2Hul1ABI/AAAAAAAAANc/oXGB98S7iVo/s800/Liverpool_Metropolitan_Cathedral_at_dusk_(reduced_grain),_corrected_perspective.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lukeottevanger on June 11, 2008, 06:45:35 AM
Though like a lot of Liverpool, it looks better in the dark, as above  >:D  >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 11, 2008, 06:58:16 AM
Though like a lot of Liverpool, it looks better in the dark, as above  >:D  >:D

I like the muggers best in broad daylight.  >:D >:D

('Sorry!' said Boris)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on June 11, 2008, 07:02:47 AM
Do you know the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool? It's a wonderfully Tolkienian looking building. I have been there (1987)...

(http://lh3.google.com/__Le_vMi7wPE/RSn2Hul1ABI/AAAAAAAAANc/oXGB98S7iVo/s800/Liverpool_Metropolitan_Cathedral_at_dusk_(reduced_grain),_corrected_perspective.jpg)

It's probably the jointly most successful "modern"* cathedral in England, IMO, along with Coventry. It has a more effective unified effect than C, but its simplicity also means that it lacks the impressive ambition of the other. Guildford is notable, but falls short due to the exterior looking like a glorified 70s fire station. I hadn't seen Liverpool at night before, the lighting compliments it a lot better than most gothic ones...

*Discounting deliberately backwards looking ones like Truro and Westminster, which are just ugly IMO.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Drasko on June 11, 2008, 09:14:35 AM
(http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2065/productimagephpep9.jpg) (http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2065/productimagephpep9.jpg)

Where is that from?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on June 11, 2008, 10:49:11 AM
Where is that from?

A Sinister Dexter strip from 2000ad, I think the artist was Greg Staples - he did quite a lot of Judge Dredd for that magazine as well. Those signature "splatter" effects are quite distinctive.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 11, 2008, 12:41:02 PM
The great Stevie Wonder.

I just may have found a permanent avatar. 

Think of Ebony and Ivory, try not to hurl...and then get rid of that avatar  ;D  Get back to George.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 11, 2008, 01:51:55 PM
Think of Ebony and Ivory, try not to hurl...and then get rid of that avatar  ;D  Get back to George.

Sarge

Is that an order?  :P

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Drasko on June 11, 2008, 02:18:00 PM
A Sinister Dexter strip from 2000ad, I think the artist was Greg Staples - he did quite a lot of Judge Dredd for that magazine as well. Those signature "splatter" effects are quite distinctive.

Thanks. I'm not familiar with any of them (strip, magazine or author). Yes, 'splatter' effect in nicely done but it's still just an effect. What I liked was toned down, just blue-orange, color scheme and composition of vast masses of buildings in first picture. 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 11, 2008, 02:20:25 PM
The Harvey Korman mourning period is over.  :(
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 11, 2008, 02:22:31 PM
The Harvey Korman mourning period is over.  :(

I noticed. You're back to good ol' Dvorak. I think I'll stick with Brian a bit longer. People are used to him/it, I think.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 11, 2008, 02:25:08 PM
The Harvey Korman mourning period is over.  :(

I'll miss seeing Headley every day.  :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on June 11, 2008, 03:03:16 PM
Thanks. I'm not familiar with any of them (strip, magazine or author). Yes, 'splatter' effect in nicely done but it's still just an effect. What I liked was toned down, just blue-orange, color scheme and composition of vast masses of buildings in first picture. 

2000ad was very extensively torrented on Demonoid a few years ago - there was a project to get all 1500+ scanned (with an incomplete collection of them weighing in at about 30gb), so I presume a lot are still in digital form if you want to look for them. It's a brilliant magazine IMO, while I stopped following it, I get major nostalgia :) It has great universes/characters, and somehow Judge Dredd remained kind of fresh after 30 years - and proved pretty original and creative with a lot in its universe. At a time when other dystopian sci-fi was focusing on the breakdown of society due to a lack of resources/a catastrophe, I just find it funny that a lot of JD's criminals were doing it out of boredom, as many jobs had become mechanised, and they were given a "pension" style income to live on - little things like that make the comic more creative than its copycats.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Drasko on June 12, 2008, 12:58:42 AM
2000ad was very extensively torrented on Demonoid a few years ago - there was a project to get all 1500+ scanned (with an incomplete collection of them weighing in at about 30gb), so I presume a lot are still in digital form if you want to look for them. It's a brilliant magazine IMO, while I stopped following it, I get major nostalgia :) It has great universes/characters, and somehow Judge Dredd remained kind of fresh after 30 years - and proved pretty original and creative with a lot in its universe. At a time when other dystopian sci-fi was focusing on the breakdown of society due to a lack of resources/a catastrophe, I just find it funny that a lot of JD's criminals were doing it out of boredom, as many jobs had become mechanised, and they were given a "pension" style income to live on - little things like that make the comic more creative than its copycats.

I stopped folowing magazines something like 15 years ago but do get occasional bouts of nostalgia myself. And yes, I certainly agree that ennui makes far more elegant reason for corruption than plain need and dire circumstances.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 14, 2008, 08:42:06 AM
The cover of The Economist this week was a striking photograph of an Iraqi in a dreadful-looking stall of some sort, the building almost falling almost falling apart, the man sitting at his work-bench building an oud. He is an extraordinary craftsman, too, judging from the work which he's putting into it, the glorious beauty of the soon-to-be-finished product, and the meager tools at his disposal. The photo really touched me and I'm sad that I can only use this tiny detail as an avatar.

Here's the photo:

(http://www.economist.com/images/covers/currentcoverus_large.jpg)

Incidentally, my great-grandmother was one of the finest oud teachers in Turkey; we still have several CDs which were released on major Turkish and "world music" labels by her most prominent students. My love of the instrument and the incredible beauty of this man making something so timeless in a scene which time has left behind combine to make this picture especially meaningful for me.

I noticed. You're back to good ol' Dvorak. I think I'll stick with Brian a bit longer. People are used to him/it, I think.
Perhaps I should switch to Brian.  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 14, 2008, 09:57:54 AM
Incidentally, my great-grandmother was one of the finest oud teachers in Turkey; we still have several CDs which were released on major Turkish and "world music" labels by her most prominent students. My love of the instrument and the incredible beauty of this man making something so timeless in a scene which time has left behind combine to make this picture especially meaningful for me.

Perhaps I should switch to Brian.  :D

A beautiful and fascinating aside about your great-grandmother, Brian.

Re the other Brian: you are, perhaps more than I am, entitled to using his avatar (in a sort of visual pun)! But I trust you'll allow me its continued use.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 16, 2008, 04:19:41 PM
Symbol for the International Day of Peace

http://www.iansa.org/un/day-of-peace-2005.htm
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2008, 04:21:08 PM
Re the other Brian: you are, perhaps more than I am, entitled to using his avatar (in a sort of visual pun)! But I trust you'll allow me its continued use.
Thank you. And permission granted, sir.  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on July 09, 2008, 12:44:15 PM
no. it  is not a picture of me.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: pjme on July 09, 2008, 01:05:59 PM
Revueltas - because in oktober conductor Dirk Brossé will lead the Brussels PhO in Noche de los Mayas, Villa Lobos ' Amazonas and a Leo Brouwer guitar Concierto ! Students from the GHent conservatory will play the extra percussion. I hope it will all be broadcast & taped.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 09, 2008, 06:38:12 PM
Will it play in ghent or in Brussels ? I wish I could attend!

I was in Ghent last month only. If one could time vacations with events such as these... :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: pjme on July 09, 2008, 08:58:57 PM
Hi Lilas, it will be played in Ghent  - and only once! ( incredible!!). I will try to attend - it takes me ca 45 minutes to  get in Ghent.
Ghent doesn't have a modern concerthall, but invested a lot of money in the Bijloke - site . More about that later - I must rush...
Peter

(http://www.vrp.be/img_site/activiteiten/Banner_WD_2007.jpg)

De Bijloke where the 13th century meets the 21st.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 17, 2008, 04:00:57 PM
Keep us posted!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: pjme on July 18, 2008, 02:15:24 AM
That concert is part of  Leo Brouwer masterclasses / guitar.
I will keep you posted.

Peter
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Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on July 24, 2008, 05:37:40 AM
New avatar, image from "Hedgehog in the fog". http://youtube.com/watch?v=lCsJZV7aCdY
I think it goes well with this forum. As a classical music consumers, we're seeking for truth, for good works in the foggy forest of already composed music.
The hedgehog is searching for his baggage though. The light scene is the sweetest scene there.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on July 24, 2008, 10:01:13 AM
Nice, Wurstwasser! (But I am missing Sibelius a bit...)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: classicartist on July 24, 2008, 12:17:50 PM
Hey! I wanna play!  What's an avatar?  And where is the beginning of this thread?

Yael
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on July 24, 2008, 12:20:25 PM
Hey! I wanna play!  What's an avatar?  And where is the beginning of this thread?

Yael

An avatar is the little picture you use to be immediately recognizable. Yours is some flower (?), mine is the composer Havergal Brian. This is page 26 - just click on 1 at the bottom of the page, and you'll get to the beginning of the thread.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on July 24, 2008, 12:42:08 PM
It should be pointed out that most people have changed theirs since their initial identifications...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on July 24, 2008, 12:46:39 PM
Huh? Changed it? How do you do that?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on July 24, 2008, 01:05:37 PM
Huh? Changed it? How do you do that?

 ::)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on July 24, 2008, 01:07:46 PM
Natalie Portman wearing killer shoes, though no animals were harmed in the making of them.
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Post by: mn dave on July 24, 2008, 01:21:15 PM
::)

You better get your eyeballs checked. They keep rolling up and down.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on July 24, 2008, 01:38:15 PM
George, I'm enjoying your Bored? link especially the Ownage game >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on July 24, 2008, 01:41:00 PM
You better get your eyeballs checked. They keep rolling up and down.

I just did. They are still there.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on July 24, 2008, 01:41:21 PM
George, I'm enjoying your Bored? link especially the Ownage game >:D

I'll check it out.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on July 24, 2008, 01:55:52 PM
I just did. They are still there.

You have to check them with knitting needles.  >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on July 24, 2008, 01:59:02 PM
You have to check them with knitting needles.  >:D

With gods like you, who needs satan?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on July 24, 2008, 03:35:08 PM
Everyone knows who mine is, but the circumstances behind the photo are interesting. From ainola.fi:

Georg von Wendt, a physician and amateur photographer, took a series of colour photographs of Jean Sibelius in 1939. These were probably the only colour photographs of Sibelius ever taken.

(http://www.ainola.fi/gfx/photo_js_harmaa.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidRoss on July 24, 2008, 04:45:39 PM

Georg von Wendt, a physician and amateur photographer, took a series of colour photographs of Jean Sibelius in 1939. These were probably the only colour photographs of Sibelius ever taken.
OMG!  Sibelius was a white dude!

And you say this was the photographer?
(http://www.lacoctelera.com/myfiles/quefuede/George%20Wendt01.jpg)

(Looks as if he and old baldy had a lot in common!)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on July 24, 2008, 05:14:48 PM
It's two bunnies.
In two cups.
Two bunnies in two cups.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on July 24, 2008, 05:30:48 PM
In two cups.
Two bunnies in two cups.

Lisa:   Almost done -- just lay still.
Linguo:   Lie still.
Lisa:   I knew that.  Just testing.
Linguo:   Sentence fragment.
Lisa:   "Sentence fragment" is also a sentence fragment.
Linguo:   [shifts eyes around] Must conserve battery power.  [shuts
   himself down]
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Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on July 24, 2008, 05:37:50 PM
And you say this was the photographer?
(http://www.lacoctelera.com/myfiles/quefuede/George%20Wendt01.jpg)

(Looks as if he and old baldy had a lot in common!)

LOL!!



Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on July 24, 2008, 06:05:56 PM
It's two bunnies.
In two cups.
Two bunnies in two cups.

Planets aligned...now move along folks, nothing to see here.  $:)
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Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on July 24, 2008, 06:57:30 PM
(http://www.ainola.fi/gfx/photo_js_harmaa.jpg)
What's this on his head?

[ ] Shadow
[ ] Leprosy
[ ] Down shaven hair
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Wanderer on July 24, 2008, 11:04:59 PM
It's two bunnies.
In two cups.
Two bunnies in two cups.

A classic!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on July 25, 2008, 03:35:58 AM
What's this on his head?

It's a shadow, but you knew that anyway.  ::)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on July 25, 2008, 06:54:51 AM
It's a shadow, but you knew that anyway.  ::)

I though it was a skull cap :<
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mark on July 28, 2008, 01:19:13 PM
For those who don't know, the mugshot is my own. ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on August 03, 2008, 05:31:35 PM
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=10909;type=avatar)(http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/9569/19sharkdm468x591ht0.jpg)(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=113;type=avatar)

Teeth seem to be popular on this board.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on August 03, 2008, 11:22:14 PM
Teeth seem to be popular on this board.  ;D

Bark. Bitehoven. Mauler... All teeth-related composers.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Wanderer on August 03, 2008, 11:32:37 PM
Teeth seem to be popular on this board.

Lots of dentists, apparently.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on August 04, 2008, 03:28:36 AM
Bark. Bitehoven. Mauler... All teeth-related composers.

Don't forget Chompin'... $:)
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Post by: Bogey on August 04, 2008, 03:45:26 AM
Don't forget Chompin'... $:)

*looks for towel to wipe cereal and milk off the computer monitor*
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Post by: Kullervo on August 04, 2008, 03:46:39 AM
Chew-bert?

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on August 04, 2008, 03:47:27 AM
Don't forget Chompin'... $:)

How could I?  ;D

Chew-bert?

Of course!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on August 04, 2008, 03:48:27 AM
Bark. Bitehoven. Mauler... All teeth-related composers.

Chew-bert?

*looks for bigger towel*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Subotnick on August 04, 2008, 03:53:52 AM
Bark. Bitehoven. Mauler... All teeth-related composers.

Conducted by Munch...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on August 04, 2008, 03:57:04 AM
Conducted by Munch...

Of course. None better.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Subotnick on August 04, 2008, 03:58:34 AM
Almost forgot! My avatar is a Buchla 100 series modular synth, as pioneered by my namesake. Work beckons so...

TTFN.
Me.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on August 04, 2008, 06:48:30 AM
*looks for bigger towel*

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on August 25, 2008, 05:40:13 PM
Pizazz and Beatrice, our 2 dogs
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Est.1965 on August 26, 2008, 02:35:24 AM
For those who don't know, the mugshot is my own. ;)

Me too. 
But I am still convinced this is Mark doing some work on the side:
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on August 26, 2008, 06:00:38 AM
Pizazz and Beatrice, our 2 dogs

Cute. Never seen those two before.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on August 26, 2008, 06:08:41 AM
Cute doggies, Chamber. You should keep that avatar a while. :)

Mine is the Mael brothers (Sparks).
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Post by: Don on August 26, 2008, 06:14:05 AM
Mine is my little brother.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on August 26, 2008, 07:06:58 AM
Cute doggies, Chamber. You should keep that avatar a while. :)

Brahms' will be on vacation for awhile.  0:)
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Post by: George on August 26, 2008, 09:17:29 AM
Brahms' will be on vacation for awhile.  0:)

MN has already tripled the length of time holding his previous avatar.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mark G. Simon on August 27, 2008, 03:34:24 PM
This is me playing bass clarinet in the Ochestra of the Southern Finger Lakes on March 4, 2007. Dvorak's The Noonday Witch and Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition were on the program.
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Post by: ezodisy on August 27, 2008, 10:04:47 PM
Ascension Church in Kolomenskoye, somewhere outside Moscow. It's on UNESCO's World Heritage list, and apparently was built "to celebrate the birth of the prince who was to become Tsar Ivan IV ('the Terrible')." The big picture with snow is nice.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Kolomen00.jpg)
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Post by: Drasko on August 28, 2008, 01:27:46 AM
Ascension Church in Kolomenskoye, somewhere outside Moscow. It's on UNESCO's World Heritage list, and apparently was built "to celebrate the birth of the prince who was to become Tsar Ivan IV ('the Terrible')." The big picture with snow is nice.

Coincidentally I was watching Eisenstein's Ivan last night and they used the church as exterior in some scenes. Here are screenshots, not the best quality:
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Post by: ezodisy on August 28, 2008, 03:18:41 AM
Coincidentally I was watching Eisenstein's Ivan last night and they used the church as exterior in some scenes. Here are screenshots, not the best quality:

That's interesting. I still haven't seen that film....By the way, how do you capture screenshots of a film?
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Post by: ChamberNut on August 28, 2008, 03:22:40 AM
This is me playing bass clarinet in the Ochestra of the Southern Finger Lakes on March 4, 2007. Dvorak's The Noonday Witch and Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition were on the program.

Mark, you would seriously be my wife's hero  :)  She played bass clarinet in high school, and loved it!  She wishes she hadn't stop playing it.....but is thinking of taking it up again.  0:)

Both those wonderful works have some great material for the bass clarinet.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lukeottevanger on August 28, 2008, 03:27:24 AM
That's interesting. I still haven't seen that film....By the way, how do you capture screenshots of a film?

I suppose it depends on how one is viewing it; on one of the program on my computer you simply press C whilst the film is paused. But the other more usual methods of screen-capturing work too.
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on August 28, 2008, 03:29:19 AM
I suppose it depends on how one is viewing it; on one of the program on my computer you simply press C whilst the film is paused. But the other more usual methods of screen-capturing work too.

What is your avatar, btw, Luke?!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lukeottevanger on August 28, 2008, 03:33:07 AM
Some mountain I'm obsessed with; linked to the piece I'm writing, in fact.
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Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 28, 2008, 04:18:38 AM
Some mountain I'm obsessed with; linked to the piece I'm writing, in fact.

Shades of Close encounters Of The Third Kind ?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lukeottevanger on August 28, 2008, 04:25:51 AM
Shades of Close encounters Of The Third Kind ?

Ha! Never thought of it like that!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 29, 2008, 04:18:12 PM
How strange! Ever since you adopted it I had that in mind  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ezodisy on August 30, 2008, 03:51:08 AM
I suppose it depends on how one is viewing it; on one of the program on my computer you simply press C whilst the film is paused. But the other more usual methods of screen-capturing work too.

Print-Screen doesn't work while the film is playing. I found a page which suggested disabling "use overlays" in Windows Media Player but that didn't work, neither did disabling video acceleration. I think I'm doing something incorrectly so will try again this evening.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on August 30, 2008, 03:54:17 AM
Print-Screen doesn't work while the film is playing. I found a page which suggested disabling "use overlays" in Windows Media Player but that didn't work, neither did disabling video acceleration. I think I'm doing something incorrectly so will try again this evening.

Try VLC media player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/), which has an inbuilt screencap feature. VLC can often play files that WMP has trouble with, so it's useful to keep around...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lukeottevanger on August 30, 2008, 04:02:43 AM
For a long time, Print Screen hasn't worked on my computer - perhaps that may be the problem you're having. Currently I use MWSnap 3 (http://www.snapfiles.com/download/dlmwsnap.html), though only because it's the first bit of freeware I found which isn't time-limited. I would imagine you'd be able to use this to take screenshots of a film (I know it works on my PC)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ezodisy on August 30, 2008, 09:33:29 AM
Try VLC media player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/), which has an inbuilt screencap feature. VLC can often play files that WMP has trouble with, so it's useful to keep around...

I've been using VLC for a year or two but wasn't aware of this. Thank you very much, it works perfectly. I wanted to take a screenshot of a recent film and use it as my desktop wallpaper but unfortunately it doesn't look right. Pic attached.

Thanks Luke. VLC is very simple for this.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on September 06, 2008, 06:00:22 AM
Just in time for the Halloween season: Bogart in The Return of Dr. X.  I believe it his only "true" attempt at the horror genre (I'll have to check his extremely early work).  I guess Karloff was wanted, but not available.  In short, they should have waited for Boris.  
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 10, 2008, 08:56:53 AM
Mr. Tone Poem
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on September 10, 2008, 09:12:52 AM
The Last of the Famous International Playboys AKA Born Again Atheist AKA Ringleader of the Tormentors AKA

Stephen Patrick Morrissey  8) 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 10, 2008, 10:14:03 AM
Mr. Tone Poem

I, for one, want the cute dogs back.  $:)

 :D
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Post by: ChamberNut on September 10, 2008, 12:58:31 PM
I, for one, want the cute dogs back.  $:)

 :D

They'll be back in the rotation some day.   0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Keemun on September 10, 2008, 05:47:31 PM
Mr. Tone Poem

Funny, he doesn't look like Sibelius.  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on September 11, 2008, 12:51:43 AM
Mr. Tone Poem.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 11, 2008, 03:21:11 AM
Funny, he doesn't look like Sibelius.  :D

Gasp!  Keemun, bite your tongue young lad!  :-X   :D

In all fairness, I'm not much familiar with Sibelius' tone poems, and everything else in general.  I will visit his works thoroughly some day.
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Post by: Haffner on September 11, 2008, 04:04:06 AM
Gasp!  Keemun, bite your tongue young lad!  :-X   :D

In all fairness, I'm not much familiar with Sibelius' tone poems, and everything else in general.  I will visit his works thoroughly some day.



But for now you have Richard Strauss, a tremendous composer with a wealth of astoundingly well crafted Tone Poems!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Keemun on September 11, 2008, 04:37:29 AM
Gasp!  Keemun, bite your tongue young lad!  :-X   :D

In all fairness, I'm not much familiar with Sibelius' tone poems, and everything else in general.  I will visit his works thoroughly some day.

At 33 I'm not sure I'm eligible for the young lad category.  8) 

I'm much more familiar with Sibelius' tone poems that Strauss', which is why I thought of Sibelius when I read "Mr. Tone Poem".
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 11, 2008, 05:09:10 AM
At 33 I'm not sure I'm eligible for the young lad category.  8) 

I'm much more familiar with Sibelius' tone poems that Strauss', which is why I thought of Sibelius when I read "Mr. Tone Poem".

We are almost the same age, and I still consider myself a young lad  8)

 ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Keemun on September 11, 2008, 05:19:37 AM
We are almost the same age, and I still consider myself a young lad  8)

 ;)

Yes, I suppose it's all relative. :) 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 11, 2008, 05:36:29 AM
Some of the past few posts lend itself nicely to yet another (possibly done-to-death) poll topic. :D


Mr. Tone Poem 1885


The Finalists

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:AdRd0fc3cnvYSM:http://sausagelynx.com/Liszt%2520-%2520Henri%2520Lehmann.jpg)(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Uu5AwC5s-OjFqM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Jean_sibelius.jpg/225px-Jean_sibelius.jpg) (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:7kOVAhQVRkgoHM:http://facstaff.uww.edu/allsenj/MSO/NOTES/0607/images/strauss.jpg])


Herr Strauss, what would you do if you were crowned Mr. Tone Poem?


Of course, Liszt was too old then to be standing on stage for an extended period of time.

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:A9RqoqOUyEwDrM:http://www.dartmouth.edu/~music33/Mus33projects/nodes/PianoHistory/images/liszt.jpeg)
 


Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Keemun on September 11, 2008, 05:40:38 AM
Will there be a swimsuit contest?  If so, I think I'll avoid that thread.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 11, 2008, 05:47:53 AM
Ugh.  *shudders*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on September 11, 2008, 07:50:15 AM
Will there be a swimsuit contest?  If so, I think I'll avoid that thread.  8)


"Und now vee haff Meester Rikart Shtrauss, bedeck'd in one of this fall's most stunningly alluring Teddys..."
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on September 11, 2008, 09:43:29 AM
OK, let's change the plan. My vote goes for a "Haffner girl vs. Haffner girl" swimsuit contest. KEEMUN! Still here?
I like the Sibelius decadent picture so much. It goes well with the situation here. He looks like "Ah great, the strippers arrive, Yeah, fun, let's just drink some champagne and smoke expensive cigars ..."
I'll still have to listen to all the Strauss Tone Poems one day ... I know all Sibelius ones. Who's the third guy on the opus67 pictures? Young Liszt?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 11, 2008, 09:45:03 AM
OK, let's change the plan. My vote goes for a "Haffner girl vs. Haffner girl" swimsuit contest. KEEMUN! Still here?

No objection coming forth here.   ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 11, 2008, 09:48:58 AM
Who's the third guy on the opus67 pictures? Young Liszt?

Yep.

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on September 11, 2008, 09:55:42 AM
Hey Haffner, btw, if you're sick of comments like this just change your Avatar to the Aphex Twin/Windowlicker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=l7ovoPCZSQw) (a must know video) girls:

(http://www.line.at/members/zara/windowlicker.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on September 11, 2008, 09:58:43 AM
Hey Haffner, btw, if you're sick of comments like this just change your Avatar to the Aphex Twin/Windowlicker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcCT3J38db8) (a must know video) girls:

(http://www.line.at/members/zara/windowlicker.jpg)


Cool album! My girl likes them especially.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on September 11, 2008, 10:06:28 AM
Just one guy, Richard James from Cornwall. As for the videos, "Come to daddy" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHZ8Q9GNqFs) and "Rubber Johnny" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wXVnnNzob4&feature=related) are good as well. Rubber Johnny is pretty frightening. I loved "Come to daddy" as a music track as much as Ventolin, his greatest stuff.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on September 11, 2008, 10:11:18 AM
Just one guy, Richard James from Cornwall. As for the videos, "Come to daddy" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHZ8Q9GNqFs) and "Rubber Johnny" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wXVnnNzob4&feature=related) are good as well. Rubber Johnny is pretty frightening. I loved "Come to daddy" as a music track as much as Ventolin, his greatest stuff.



We have the "Come to Daddy" ep. Scary/cool stuff. Aphex Twin has alot of that kind of creep-ya-to-yer-bones tracks.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on September 11, 2008, 10:26:23 AM
Yep, true. I liked the mummy mix of that ep. I have all his stuff. Now the idm scene is pretty dead. And strange, mainstream hasn't developed since. People still listen to the old Moby/Scooter/Frankfurt/whatever techno stuff which appeared in the 90s. Or even 80s, not sure. What I want to say is: Old Aphex Twin stuff (and of others, like Autechre) is still fresh, modern, and even avantgarde. You should also have "Ventolin" :D.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on September 11, 2008, 10:35:09 AM
Yep, true. I liked the mummy mix of that ep. I have all his stuff. Now the idm scene is pretty dead. And strange, mainstream hasn't developed since. People still listen to the old Moby/Scooter/Frankfurt/whatever techno stuff which appeared in the 90s. Or even 80s, not sure. What I want to say is: Old Aphex Twin stuff (and of others, like Autechre) is still fresh, modern, and even avantgarde. You should also have "Ventolin" :D.




Have most of the old stuff, but not Ventolin...yet. Moby never appealed to us like Aphex Twin and the old Merzbow.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Keemun on September 11, 2008, 10:41:51 AM
OK, let's change the plan. My vote goes for a "Haffner girl vs. Haffner girl" swimsuit contest. KEEMUN! Still here?

Still here. . . .  8)

Hey Haffner, btw, if you're sick of comments like this just change your Avatar to the Aphex Twin/Windowlicker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=l7ovoPCZSQw) (a must know video) girls:

(http://www.line.at/members/zara/windowlicker.jpg)

Those are some large teeth.  :o
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on September 11, 2008, 10:43:20 AM
Where ya from, you sexy thaaaang!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Keemun on September 11, 2008, 10:46:43 AM
Where ya from, you sexy thaaaang!

She's using air quotes while saying that, so I'm not sold on her sincerity.  :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on September 11, 2008, 10:55:13 AM
She's using air quotes while saying that, so I'm not sold on her sincerity.  :P



 ;) ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on October 26, 2008, 06:09:01 PM
I don't know who this is, but it sure makes me bust out laughing every time I see it.


Oh, and it looks particularly striking right below Andy's avatar.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Est.1965 on October 27, 2008, 06:15:43 AM
Now come on Greg, you shouldn't make fun of your girlfriend like that.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on October 27, 2008, 06:16:45 AM
Tarzan art by Frazetta
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on October 27, 2008, 11:08:34 AM
Tarzan art by Frazetta



WOW! Niiiice.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on October 27, 2008, 11:54:04 AM
Now come on Greg, you shouldn't make fun of your girlfriend like that.
I should apologize, shouldn't I?
If she finds out, she might eat my head off......

i did meet her at the graveyard, when I saw her digging herself out of the ground, so that might explain a little.....


anyways, i couldn't take it anymore (already) so I changed it to the mainland map of the greatest video game of all time.  0:)

(avatar of the guy in the background was the main character of this game)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on October 30, 2008, 05:18:08 AM
I'm not sure this one will last long.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: pjme on October 30, 2008, 07:43:38 AM
Old photographs are quite wonderful. I'm not a real collector - but over the years I've collected many.
This "little boy with big dog" ( undated / possibly ca 1935-1945) is touching . They're friends for life!


P.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on October 30, 2008, 06:59:45 PM
M, what happened to your shark?   :)  Is it time to make shark fin soup?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on November 20, 2008, 10:17:58 AM
G-d
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on November 20, 2008, 10:19:51 AM
He reminds me of Marx.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on November 20, 2008, 10:22:38 AM
He reminds me of Marx.

Groucho or Harpo?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on November 20, 2008, 10:23:10 AM
Karlo.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on November 20, 2008, 10:24:05 AM
Karlo.

 :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on November 20, 2008, 07:59:25 PM
It's actually W.G. Grace  :D

(http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/inline/content/image/13423.html?alt=player)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on November 20, 2008, 08:03:00 PM
Wow. It is.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on November 21, 2008, 01:23:18 AM
;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: pjme on November 21, 2008, 02:37:26 AM
(http://bp2.blogger.com/_9etVnS4R1As/R6FCbNXnDsI/AAAAAAAAAWI/uyXrmpMSc3k/s400/1935RileyOldBeardCap2W.jpg)

Terry Riley....but he smiles!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on November 21, 2008, 06:14:13 AM
G-d

Demi-G-d.  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on November 21, 2008, 06:14:49 AM
Demi-G-d.  ;)

It still applies in some circles. ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on November 23, 2008, 02:39:03 PM
Mike - good choice, an unearthly building in a perfect location.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on November 23, 2008, 03:09:28 PM
G-d





Davedude, very cool!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ezodisy on November 23, 2008, 03:11:02 PM
From a great Serbian comedy - Balkan Spy

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/27/Balkanski_spijun.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on November 24, 2008, 12:33:52 AM
Mike - good choice, an unearthly building in a perfect location.

Thanks Sarah; it was taken from our room, when we were recently in Lincoln. We had a really interesting tour through the vast roof spaces of the cathedral, which felt like being in the hull of a ship. They still have in place 85% of the original 800 year old timber!

Mike

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on November 24, 2008, 05:58:20 AM
Thanks Sarah; it was taken from our room, when we were recently in Lincoln. We had a really interesting tour through the vast roof spaces of the cathedral, which felt like being in the hull of a ship. They still have in place 85% of the original 800 year old timber!

Mike



I agree. It is a good avatar.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on November 24, 2008, 06:04:48 AM
From most front angles it tends to remind me of a shrouded, winged-thing hovering over the town. It is fortunate not to have any recent tall buildings nearby to spoil the effect.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mark G. Simon on December 05, 2008, 07:23:02 AM
A street in Suburban Maryland is named after my favorite composer.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 07:30:40 AM
Find mn dave an avatar.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on December 05, 2008, 07:48:12 AM
(http://failurecasca.de/wp-content/uploads/awesome_med.png)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 07:51:20 AM
hmmm
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on December 05, 2008, 07:57:23 AM
Hahaha ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 07:58:33 AM
Hahaha ;D

Does this reflect my many facets?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on December 05, 2008, 08:00:58 AM
Does this reflect my many facets?

If it doesn't, here's a template to adjust it to your taste :P

(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/5489/grinbitsqj0.png)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 08:16:50 AM
If it doesn't, here's a template to adjust it to your taste :P

(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/5489/grinbitsqj0.png)

You know, you could help find me one.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on December 05, 2008, 08:31:26 AM
That thing affords remarkably little creativity, but there is a nice "general sense of bemusement" one.

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1151/animation1fw8.gif)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: edward on December 05, 2008, 08:33:24 AM
Every time I change (or lose) my avatar I get PMs asking for Morbo to come back.

I guess he's here to stay.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 05, 2008, 08:35:34 AM
I guess he's here to stay.

As he should. Good man.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 05, 2008, 08:38:14 AM
(http://failurecasca.de/wp-content/uploads/awesome_med.png)

Excellent find, Corey. If I had to vote for just one of Dave's thousands of avatars, this would be my choice for a permanent one. It is Dave  :D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 08:39:26 AM
Excellent find, Corey. If I had to vote for just one of Dave's thousands of avatars, this would be my choice for a permanent one. It is Dave  :D

Sarge

It might not be cool enough.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 05, 2008, 08:58:19 AM
It might not be cool enough.  8)

I could photoshop a few icicles hanging off the smiley's chin  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 08:59:49 AM
I could photoshop a few icicles hanging off the smiley's chin  ;D

Sarge

No! Put a viking helmet on it!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 05, 2008, 09:02:48 AM
No! Put a viking helmet on it!

That would work  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 09:03:15 AM
That would work  ;D

Sarge

It's your project for the weekend.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 05, 2008, 09:12:30 AM
It's your project for the weekend.  ;D

Already done:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/julygmg/red-viking-helmet-i%20copy.png)

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 09:20:26 AM
Already done:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/julygmg/red-viking-helmet-i%20copy.png)

Sarge

I'll have to wait till I get home. I'm getting the red x, here at work.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 05, 2008, 09:37:34 AM
I'll have to wait till I get home. I'm getting the red x, here at work.

Leave work early  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 09:38:59 AM
Leave work early  :D

I should. I'm not feeling well.  :-X
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 05, 2008, 02:32:44 PM
Thanks, Corey and Sarge.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on December 06, 2008, 02:49:49 PM
Misaki from "Welcome to the NHK"
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 06, 2008, 03:44:21 PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/julygmg/red-viking-helmet-i%20copy.png)

Hilarious!  ;D

[But knowing Dave's predilection for the horror genre, why not give it fangs, too?]
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 07, 2008, 08:28:44 AM
Hilarious!  ;D

[But knowing Dave's predilection for the horror genre, why not give it fangs, too?]

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 07, 2008, 12:20:47 PM
Hilarious!  ;D

[But knowing Dave's predilection for the horror genre, why not give it fangs, too?]

Yes, what could be cooler than a Viking Vampire  ;D

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/julygmg/red-viking-helmet-i%20copy_fangs.png)


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on December 07, 2008, 04:09:44 PM
Yes, what could be cooler than a Viking Vampire  ;D

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/julygmg/red-viking-helmet-i%20copy_fangs.png)


Sarge
that's awesome, you just need blood drool coming out of his mouth.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 09, 2008, 04:33:42 AM
Yes, what could be cooler than a Viking Vampire  ;D

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/julygmg/red-viking-helmet-i%20copy_fangs.png)


Sarge

Sorry for a belated reaction - but a classic like this has a whole eternity ahead of itself...  ;D

[And don't you change it, Dave! I warn you...]
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 09, 2008, 06:09:58 AM
[And don't you change it, Dave! I warn you...]

That would be rude.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 09, 2008, 09:02:20 AM
That would be rude.

You're a gentleman (with White Fangs).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 09, 2008, 09:07:43 AM
You're a gentleman (with White Fangs).

And a super-funky helmet!

Grrr!!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on December 09, 2008, 07:50:22 PM
MN Dave's next avatar:
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mn dave on December 10, 2008, 05:22:06 AM
MN Dave's next avatar:

A new one already?

I like it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on February 11, 2009, 07:16:28 AM
Solstice, painting on silk by Maria Bablyak (http://www.geocities.com/maria_bablyak/)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 11, 2009, 07:21:00 AM
Solstice, painting on silk by Maria Bablyak (http://www.geocities.com/maria_bablyak/)

Ooo!!! Are we changing our forum names now?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Benji on February 11, 2009, 10:40:56 AM
It is the distant future, space year 2019, and all hail Mog. You're not Mog, you're little people.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on February 11, 2009, 10:42:08 AM
It is the distant future, space year 2019, and all hail Mog. You're not Mog, you're little people.

I'm not in the business — I am the business.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Benji on February 11, 2009, 10:44:52 AM
I'm not in the business — I am the business.

But you're not more feline than feline!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on February 11, 2009, 10:50:18 AM
Nicely done, Ben!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on February 12, 2009, 07:13:19 PM
Brother Cadfael.  My very first avatar and screen name from the old GMG forum.

-Bogey (Bill)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 12, 2009, 07:57:32 PM
Self explanatory (unless you are my no-good son, nothing is easy for that little tick-terd.)

 ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on February 12, 2009, 07:59:49 PM
Self explanatory (unless you are my no-good son, nothing is easy for that little tick-terd.)

 ;)

LOL...a lot!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 12, 2009, 08:33:04 PM
LOL...a lot!

 ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcyNKXnX2lA&feature=related
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on February 18, 2009, 10:50:38 AM
I think King Karajan should change his avatar to the now famous Karajan Lizard   ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DFO on February 18, 2009, 11:56:40 AM
DFO
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: bwv 1080 on February 18, 2009, 12:07:48 PM

Hassan i Sabbah
 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan-i_Sabbah)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Jay F on February 18, 2009, 01:33:33 PM
Mahler by Bernstein: 7, 9, & 10 (adagio).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on February 18, 2009, 01:34:14 PM
Mahler by Bernstein: 7, 9, & 10 (adagio).


All excellent.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 22, 2009, 07:06:34 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 22, 2009, 07:18:08 AM
;D

Nice shot!  8)

(we'll see how long this one lasts...)  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 22, 2009, 07:21:58 AM
Nice shot!  8)

(we'll see how long this one lasts...)  ;D

Avatars are like potato chips.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 22, 2009, 07:23:05 AM
Avatars are like potato chips.

Or butterflies.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on February 22, 2009, 07:24:21 AM
Beethoven with a large head and a small piano (in case you couldn't tell).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 22, 2009, 07:28:18 AM
Beethoven with a large head and a small piano (in case you couldn't tell).

Love it!

I may soon go with this one:
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on February 22, 2009, 08:14:15 AM
Avatars are like potato chips.



Saturday night gas.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 23, 2009, 12:55:51 PM
KammerNuss needs to lose that dog avatar. I keep thinking he's Don.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on February 23, 2009, 01:03:08 PM
KammerNuss needs to lose that dog avatar. I keep thinking he's Don.  ;D

He has a bulldog.  I have a pug.  ;D  If that helps you.

I was thinking of changing the avatar today......but.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 23, 2009, 01:04:04 PM
He has a bulldog.  I have a pug.  ;D  If that helps you.

I was thinking of changing the avatar today......but.

No, it does not help. I see a beige, smoosh-faced dog and I think "Don".  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on February 23, 2009, 01:05:52 PM
No, it does not help. I see a beige, smoosh-faced dog and I think "Don".  ;D
;D 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 23, 2009, 01:13:33 PM
Hey, look at me! I'm so rad.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 23, 2009, 01:26:06 PM
Bang Bang's teacher.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 23, 2009, 01:28:26 PM
Bang Bang's teacher.  8)

Really?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 23, 2009, 02:43:58 PM
Really?

You don't remember me?  :-[
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 23, 2009, 02:53:36 PM
You don't remember me?  :-[

WTF are we talking about here?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 23, 2009, 02:54:47 PM
WTF are we talking about here?  ;D

Clever.   $:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 23, 2009, 02:55:44 PM
Clever.   $:)

I give up.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 23, 2009, 02:56:51 PM
I give up.

My, Bang Bang, what big teeth you have.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 23, 2009, 02:59:15 PM
No, that's Gurn. I mean Gorn!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on February 23, 2009, 04:56:04 PM
Not being a trekkie, I have no idea what you're talking about. I will therefore assume that either you were simply aiming at a good wooden word or else you had the eminent bansuri virtuoso (http://www.stevegorn.com/) in mind.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 23, 2009, 05:20:07 PM
Not being a trekkie, I have no idea what you're talking about. I will therefore assume that either you were simply aiming at a good wooden word or else you had the eminent bansuri virtuoso (http://www.stevegorn.com/) in mind.

I wouldn't call myself a Trekkie. I watched it but I'm no nut.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on February 23, 2009, 06:42:02 PM
I wouldn't call myself a Trekkie. I watched it but I'm no nut.  ;D

Not yet. But a Star Trek avatar is surely the first step. 8)

Kirk should have taken that Gorn in the first round...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 24, 2009, 02:33:16 PM
Today's image  ;D was taken from the GMG supply. It is familiar to me but I can't place it. Can you? Something ancient, I assume.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on February 24, 2009, 04:12:14 PM
Today's image  ;D was taken from the GMG supply. It is familiar to me but I can't place it. Can you? Something ancient, I assume.

It's a cute li'l Mesopotamian lion

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/IshtarLionIconFacingLeft.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 24, 2009, 04:13:53 PM
Ernie of Sesame Street
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on February 24, 2009, 04:15:37 PM
Ernie of Sesame Street

Who? ???
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Benji on February 24, 2009, 04:18:46 PM
Who? ???

Bert's boyfriend, you know, Ernie?!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 24, 2009, 04:19:02 PM
Who? ???

Ernie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on February 24, 2009, 04:21:02 PM
Hm. Never heard of him.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 24, 2009, 04:22:08 PM
Hm. Never heard of him.

I watched Sesame Street all through grade school. (The 70's)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on February 24, 2009, 04:29:01 PM
I watched Sesame Street all through grade school. (The 70's)



"The Electric Company!"
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 24, 2009, 04:33:54 PM
"The Electric Company!"

Yeah baby! Captain Kangaroo, 3-2-1 Contact, Laverne and Shirley, Sanford and Son and Free to Be You and Me.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 24, 2009, 05:09:53 PM
It's a cute li'l Mesopotamian lion

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/IshtarLionIconFacingLeft.jpg)

Thanks. I was thinking Mesopotamia, but doubted myself.  :'(
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on February 24, 2009, 05:25:31 PM
Yeah baby! Captain Kangaroo, 3-2-1 Contact, Laverne and Shirley, Sanford and Son and Free to Be You and Me.  8)



Chico and the Maing


(For earlier) All in the Family
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on February 24, 2009, 05:33:00 PM
Chico and the Maing
(For earlier) All in the Family

"Fish," "Happy Days," "Dukes of Hazzard"  - good times, huh? Oh yeah, "Good Times," too.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on February 24, 2009, 07:58:35 PM
Bert's boyfriend, you know, Ernie?!
See, I knew that was common knowledge. I showed someone a picture of them holding hands and said sarcastically, "That doesn't look gay at all," and he said he never knew they were like that.  ::)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on February 25, 2009, 03:23:24 AM
"Fish," "Happy Days," "Dukes of Hazzard"  - good times, huh? Oh yeah, "Good Times," too.  8)



"Weezie!"
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 06, 2009, 08:14:05 PM
some guy......

no, i didn't take the picture. pssshhh i don't even know him.  $:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on March 06, 2009, 08:17:00 PM
I like the new username, Greg.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 08:17:30 PM
some guy......

Me too.  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DFO on March 08, 2009, 09:13:13 AM
Herbert, Sviatoslav, Slava and King David conspire.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: nut-job on March 08, 2009, 10:49:48 AM
Herbert, Sviatoslav, Slava and King David conspire.

Was this the photo that Karajan famously cut short the recording session to make time for?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on March 15, 2009, 10:49:32 AM
Guess!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 16, 2009, 02:13:22 PM
Snoopy, with Woodstock on the pianoforte.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 16, 2009, 03:40:10 PM
My favorite Martian.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 16, 2009, 03:40:58 PM
My favorite Martian.

Dude, you have finally found your permanent avatar! Seriously, it's perfect!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 16, 2009, 04:43:01 PM
Dude, you have finally found your permanent avatar! Seriously, it's perfect!
  ALLELUIAH!!! 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 18, 2009, 11:51:53 AM
Dude, you have finally found your permanent avatar! Seriously, it's perfect!
There's nothing permanent about MN Dave....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 18, 2009, 11:55:19 AM
There's nothing permanent about MN Dave....

Nicely played. That works on at least a few levels.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on March 18, 2009, 01:03:32 PM
Guess!

Nobody knows my avatar?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Novi on March 18, 2009, 01:07:23 PM
Nobody knows my avatar?

Op. 110 :D!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 18, 2009, 01:55:08 PM
Op. 110 :D!



One of my favorites!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on March 18, 2009, 02:52:52 PM
All right!!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 18, 2009, 02:54:18 PM
Op. 110 :D!


It seemed longer when I last heard it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 18, 2009, 03:24:48 PM
It seemed longer when I last heard it.


 ;D ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar: Cato The Younger
Post by: Cato on March 18, 2009, 03:59:23 PM
Cato the Younger was a conservative Roman republican who opposed Julius Caesar's dictatorship.  After being defeated in the civil war, he committed suicide rather than live under dictatorship.

The suicide was reported (by Plutarch) as taking place in two stages: he plunged his sword into his abdomen, but his hands were injured in the battle against Caesar, preventing him from cutting himself for a quick death.  After he fainted, his horrified servants called for a doctor, who put his intestines back into place, sewed him up, and revived him.  Cato was horrified that his suicide had been sullied, and ripped out the stitches and pulled out his intestines with his bare hands.   :o
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar: Cato The Younger
Post by: Dundonnell on March 18, 2009, 04:17:04 PM
Cato the Younger was a conservative Roman republican who opposed Julius Caesar's dictatorship.  After being defeated in the civil war, he committed suicide rather than live under dictatorship.

The suicide was reported (by Plutarch) as taking place in two stages: he plunged his sword into his abdomen, but his hands were injured in the battle against Caesar, preventing him from cutting himself for a quick death.  After he fainted, his horrified servants called for a doctor, who put his intestines back into place, sewed him up, and revived him.  Cato was horrified that his suicide had been sullied, and ripped out the stitches and pulled out his intestines with his bare hands.   :o

Yeh, yeh.....but what did he think of Alexander Glazunov? ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar: Cato The Younger
Post by: Cato on March 18, 2009, 04:20:37 PM
Yeh, yeh.....but what did he think of Alexander Glazunov? ;D

Good question!  I suspect Cato would have been highly skeptical at least of Glazunov's "undisciplined nature." 

Cato was a Stoic, and they took no prisoners on such things!   0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar: Cato The Younger
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 18, 2009, 04:23:08 PM
Good question!  I suspect Cato would have been highly skeptical at least of Glazunov's "undisciplined nature." 

Cato was a Stoic, and they took no prisoners on such things!   0:)

I like all those Stoic writings. Must be one. :)


Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: маразм1 on March 19, 2009, 07:52:54 AM
well my picture here was taken on Long Island.  I waited for like 8 months to develop the film and then this retard exposed some of the film partially.  that's why the picture has an orange tint, but overall it looks pretty badass.  no photoshopping was involved!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 08:49:12 AM
well my picture here was taken on Long Island.  I waited for like 8 months to develop the film and then this retard exposed some of the film partially.  that's why the picture has an orange tint, but overall it looks pretty badass.  no photoshopping was involved!

Looks more like Fire Island.   >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 19, 2009, 02:45:53 PM
I'm thinking of changing my avatar once my friend's pic is uploaded. She did a lying on the floor pose to pretend being asleep for me, since it's almost impossible to catch her sleeping to take a picture. I'm thinking of having that as my picture, with my name as "Sergeant Sword Raper."
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 20, 2009, 06:38:20 PM
Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2009, 03:01:34 AM
Some picture I found.


I like the purple  ;).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on March 21, 2009, 06:20:36 AM
I like the purple  ;).

Yes, it's a rather deep hue, methinks.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 21, 2009, 06:22:47 AM
I don't know why I even post in here.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on March 21, 2009, 06:30:56 AM
I know, I'm lame. Sorry!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 21, 2009, 06:44:26 AM
I know, I'm lame. Sorry!

No, no. I meant my avatar changes so often, what's the point?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: aquablob on March 21, 2009, 07:05:02 AM
Ah, I thought you were poking fun at Andy, me, and our lameness (not that Andy is lame).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2009, 07:11:40 AM
Ah, I thought you were poking fun at Andy, me, and our lameness (not that Andy is lame).


Wait, I'm lame and happy  :D ;)! And yes, methinks the purplish hue quite deep as well, kind freund!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 07:29:48 AM
No, no. I meant my avatar changes so often, what's the point?

I used to change mine because it was fun. Now I'd really love to find one to stick with.  :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on March 21, 2009, 07:31:31 AM
I'm thinking of having that as my picture, with my name as "Sergeant Sword Raper."

Do you know: were you ever dropped on your head when you were young?

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on March 21, 2009, 07:37:57 AM
Do you know: were you ever dropped on your head when you were young?

Mike

Tsk, Mike, ever so tactful. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 07:40:21 AM
Tsk, Mike, ever so tactful. ;D


I was going to piggy back that with "Dented Skull Terrorist," but then I thought better of it.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 21, 2009, 07:42:08 AM
No, no. I meant my avatar changes so often, what's the point?
[emphasis mine]

That is exactly the point. You change it so often, that you need to keep informing people what the new one is about. :P This thread was made for you.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 07:43:34 AM
[emphasis mine]

That is exactly the point. You change it so often, that you need to keep informing people what the new one is about. :P This thread was made for you.

If Dave's avatar remained the same for more than a few days, I wouldn't recognize him.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 21, 2009, 07:44:12 AM
<--- no explanation required  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 21, 2009, 07:46:38 AM
<--- no explanation required  8)

No, sir, I'm afraid it does. :(
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 21, 2009, 07:47:21 AM
No, sir, I'm afraid it does. :(

Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 21, 2009, 07:48:49 AM
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Ah. Much appreciated. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 21, 2009, 07:50:12 AM
Ah. Much appreciated. :)

Sometimes I forget how old I am.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 21, 2009, 07:54:47 AM
Sometimes I forget how old I am.  ;D

:D Nah, it's just that I'm more familiar with Dittersdorf than Dylan.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 21, 2009, 07:57:32 AM
Do you know: were you ever dropped on your head when you were young?

Mike



Yeah...so?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 21, 2009, 09:19:25 AM
I used to change mine because it was fun. Now I'd really love to find one to stick with.  :-\

Excellent  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 21, 2009, 09:40:52 AM
I used to change mine because it was fun. Now I'd really love to find one to stick with.  :-\

B&W Richter looking up or the Stevie Wonder one worked the best IMO.  The George Harrison looking out the window also makes the cut here.  I am going to try to keep the one I have for a calendar year (riiiiiiiiight).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on March 21, 2009, 09:43:50 AM
. . . I am going to try to keep the one I have for a calendar year (riiiiiiiiight).

I like it!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 21, 2009, 10:04:25 AM
B&W Richter looking up or the Stevie Wonder one worked the best IMO.  The George Harrison looking out the window also makes the cut here.  I am going to try to keep the one I have for a calendar year (riiiiiiiiight).

What is it?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 21, 2009, 10:09:36 AM
Gil Grissom from CSI, Dave.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 12:06:40 PM
Excellent  8)

Sarge

Am I the only one that pictured this (http://www.woopidoo.com/reviews/news/rich-list/monty-burns.jpg) when they read the above?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 12:10:30 PM
B&W Richter looking up or the Stevie Wonder one worked the best IMO.  The George Harrison looking out the window also makes the cut here. 

Since this is a classical forum, I am trying to stick to classical artists. (I know, Woodstock never recorded for DG  ;D) This kinda rules out Stevie as a permanent avatar, but then it is very cool. That and the Richter one are very dark, something I didn't really like. The new one makes me feel warm inside when I see it.

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 12:12:43 PM
I like it!

Yours is great, BTW, Karl!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Jay F on March 21, 2009, 12:17:51 PM
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Not any more.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 21, 2009, 12:17:51 PM
Am I the only one that pictured this (http://www.woopidoo.com/reviews/news/rich-list/monty-burns.jpg) when they read the above?  ;D

Heh... no. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Jay F on March 21, 2009, 12:22:43 PM
Am I the only one that pictured this (http://www.woopidoo.com/reviews/news/rich-list/monty-burns.jpg) when they read the above?  ;D
Not at all. THE SIMPSONS is part of the culture. I was watching an episode of something a week ago or so, and one of the characters said "excellent" in full Mr. Burns mode, i.e., with hand signals, and it was funny. No one commented further. No CSI-style overexposition ("You know. Homer's boss. On THE SIMPSONS"). The moment came and went, and either you got it or you didn't. I loved it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Jay F on March 21, 2009, 12:25:07 PM
Since this is a classical forum, I am trying to stick to classical artists. (I know, Woodstock never recorded for DG  ;D) This kinda rules out Stevie as a permanent avatar, but then it is very cool. That and the Richter one are very dark, something I didn't really like. The new one makes me feel warm inside when I see it.
I wonder how many days you could stick with one avatar, George. This one (Woodstock and Snoopy) would be a nice place to start.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 07:27:31 PM
John Michael Stipe, ca 1982?, voice for R.E.M.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 22, 2009, 08:24:40 PM
Do you know: were you ever dropped on your head when you were young?

Mike
Please rephrase that sentence- it was too complex for my mind to understand.

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Kullervo on March 23, 2009, 02:23:17 AM
Please rephrase that sentence- it was too complex for my mind to understand.



You baby noggin go boom boom, make dum dum?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: springrite on March 23, 2009, 02:35:17 AM
For some reason I couldn't get mine to show, after several attempts. So my avatar for now is X.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: sul G on March 23, 2009, 11:49:19 AM
John Michael Stipe, ca 1982?, voice for R.E.M.

Yes, I think that's 82. A really nice photo shoot, that one, IIRC, if, as I think it is, it's the one with Stipe in a tin bath at one point. Or am I misremembering?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 23, 2009, 11:56:30 AM
Yes, I think that's 82. A really nice photo shoot, that one, IIRC, if, as I think it is, it's the one with Stipe in a tin bath at one point. Or am I misremembering?

The poster it was taken from has a big window with 4 panes, two on top of two others, one member of the band in each pane. I don't recall the one of Stipe in a bath. 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on March 23, 2009, 12:18:30 PM
Please rephrase that sentence- it was too complex for my mind to understand.

I think youi told us all we need to know.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 23, 2009, 06:43:21 PM
You baby noggin go boom boom, make dum dum?
Uh huh, head head go hurt hurt on pavement. Then I fall in to wawa and drown drown.  :'(


The water was red. redrum
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 23, 2009, 06:44:33 PM
Uh huh, head head go hurt hurt on pavement. Then I fall in to wawa and drown drown.  :'(


The water was red. redrum

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/funny-pictures-kitten-asks-if-you-fell-down.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 23, 2009, 06:49:18 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/funny-pictures-kitten-asks-if-you-fell-down.jpg)
yes yes, that right right.  :'(
i hear head head go boom boom on concrete and skullcap go fly fly. blood blood go gush gush and no taste good. me put back together and no think it were the same way it were before.
redrum


This my life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/PI1vMglP8tI
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 23, 2009, 06:51:35 PM
yes yes, that right right.  :'(
i hear head head go boom boom on concrete and skullcap go fly fly. blood blood go gush gush and no taste good. me put back together and no think it were the same way it were before.

We can rebuild you.
(http://www.technovelgy.com/graphics/content08/bionic-eye-six-million-dollar-man.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 23, 2009, 06:52:07 PM
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=16655;type=avatar)

Moon Knight, correct?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 23, 2009, 06:53:17 PM
We can rebuild you.
(http://www.technovelgy.com/graphics/content08/bionic-eye-six-million-dollar-man.jpg)
You m-m-m-m-make me h-h-h-happyyyyy....  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 23, 2009, 06:53:33 PM
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=16655;type=avatar)

Moon Knight, correct?

You got it in one.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 23, 2009, 06:58:06 PM
You m-m-m-m-make me h-h-h-happyyyyy....  :)

Just don't look in the mirror.
(http://homepages.uel.ac.uk/u0526098/images/AnimatronicCyborg.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 23, 2009, 07:00:19 PM
Didn't you used to have an avatar that looked like that, Dave....or close.  Did it say, "You rang." under it?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 23, 2009, 07:01:28 PM
Didn't you used to have an avatar that looked like that, Dave....or close.  Did it say, "You rang." under it?

My life is a blur of avatars. Who can remember?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 23, 2009, 07:04:24 PM
My life is a blur of avatars. Who can remember?  ;D

I'll find it.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 23, 2009, 07:07:10 PM
I'll find it.  ;D

How? Magic?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 23, 2009, 07:25:52 PM
This one is close, but not quite....or is it

(http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:7YA963UvYZ_F2M:http://zaurin.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/zombi_2_zombie.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 23, 2009, 07:27:57 PM
This one is close, but not quite....or is it

(http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:7YA963UvYZ_F2M:http://zaurin.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/zombi_2_zombie.jpg)

Damn, you're good. That's an image from the movie Zombie. A must see if you'd like to see a zombie battling a shark on the ocean floor.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Benji on March 24, 2009, 11:18:41 AM
Damn, you're good. That's an image from the movie Zombie. A must see if you'd like to see a zombie battling a shark on the ocean floor.

After reading that comment there was nothing in the world, nothing I wanted to do more than see a zombie fight a shark. So I did.

How on Earth did we manage before Youtube?  ???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPG9QQg4C0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPG9QQg4C0)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 27, 2009, 01:16:43 PM
After reading that comment there was nothing in the world, nothing I wanted to do more than see a zombie fight a shark. So I did.

How on Earth did we manage before Youtube?  ???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPG9QQg4C0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPG9QQg4C0)


Watch the whole movie. The scenes on the island (early in the movie) are some of the most dread inducing ever in film. The last half of the movie lives up to the build up. In spades.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 29, 2009, 07:13:51 AM
George, George, George!

An extremely nostalgic moment.....seeing that album cover for Def Leppard's Pyromania!  :)

My sister had that LP, when I was 9 years old, and we'd listen to it every morning while we were waiting for the school bus to arrive and pick us up for school.

And of course, I had that "backpatch" later on when I was a teenager.  ;) ;D  Def Lep was my true first "favorite band", and stayed that way for many years!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 29, 2009, 08:02:34 AM
George, George, George!

An extremely nostalgic moment.....seeing that album cover for Def Leppard's Pyromania!  :)

My sister had that LP, when I was 9 years old, and we'd listen to it every morning while we were waiting for the school bus to arrive and pick us up for school.

And of course, I had that "backpatch" later on when I was a teenager.  ;) ;D  Def Lep was my true first "favorite band", and stayed that way for many years!


You sound Hysterical! (pun intended)  ;) 

BTW, as much as I loved Pyromania, I thought that Hysteria was pretty bad. Could have been my age, I suppose.

Gunter glieben glauchen globen  8)

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: orbital on March 29, 2009, 08:22:29 AM
 >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 29, 2009, 08:52:02 AM
>:D


;D

It's better to burn out, than to fade away....... >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 29, 2009, 01:28:43 PM
You sound Hysterical! (pun intended)  ;) 

BTW, as much as I loved Pyromania, I thought that Hysteria was pretty bad. Could have been my age, I suppose.

Gunter glieben glauchen globen  8)




High and Dry and Pyromania were fun! Hysteria sounded ultra-programmed, really bad in my humble opinion.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 29, 2009, 01:37:37 PM

High and Dry and Pyromania were fun! Hysteria sounded ultra-programmed, really bad in my humble opinion.

Exactly.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 29, 2009, 01:54:44 PM
Exactly.


The term "Overly Processed Product" comes to mind.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 29, 2009, 02:32:39 PM

High and Dry

My favorite!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 29, 2009, 03:12:25 PM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:

Day 1 - Def Leppard's 'High n Dry'  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 29, 2009, 03:20:41 PM

The term "Overly Processed Product" comes to mind.

The drummer lost his arm and the band lost their credibility.  :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 29, 2009, 03:25:04 PM
The drummer lost his arm and the band lost their credibility.  :-\
To be fair, they had to make some adjustments with Rick Allen losing his arm (if they wanted him to still be in the band).  Going with the electronic drums definitely changed their signature sound a bit.  And being a long time between Pyromania and Hysteria, they felt I guess that a new direction was needed, because maybe people had forgotten about them, so they needed a commercial hit?  :-\  Just a thought.  I still think there are some excellent tunes on Hysteria, including the title track.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 29, 2009, 03:28:01 PM
And being a long time between Pyromania and Hysteria, they felt I guess that a new direction was needed, because maybe people had forgotten about them, so they needed a commercial hit? 

Well, they had plenty of commercial hits with Pyromania - Photograph, Rock of Ages, Foolin - so I don't think a change was needed to score a hit on Hysteria.  :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 29, 2009, 03:32:28 PM
Well, they had plenty of commercial hits with Pyromania - Photograph, Rock of Ages, Foolin - so I don't think a change was needed to score a hit on Hysteria.  :-\

True, I agree there.  I think they originally planned on going status quo (ie. the hard driving HnD and Pryo sound), but along the way they decided to go way more commercial 'pop rock'.  Most definitely, High N Dry and Pyromania best capture the true energy and feel of what Def Leppard was, for me.  Those two still would sound great today (but I won't be).  :)  I've moved on.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 29, 2009, 04:18:49 PM
Well, they had plenty of commercial hits with Pyromania - Photograph, Rock of Ages, Foolin - so I don't think a change was needed to score a hit on Hysteria.  :-\


To be fair, 1987 was pretty abysmal. It was the real beginning of the Hair Metal saturation era (you know, the one that killed heavy metal for a time). Motley Crue, Poison...one of the only good albums that came out of it was former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale's Whitesnake (self titled album). And even that was a bit of a sell out, salvaged mostly by the phenomenal guitar playing of ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 29, 2009, 04:30:19 PM
...one of the only good albums that came out of it was former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale's Whitesnake (self titled album).

Yeah, I need to re-buy that one. GREAT album, if very 80's sounding.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 29, 2009, 04:34:10 PM
My first album of there's was:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VSVXn9SSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

I believe I bought it in the summer of '83.  It was an import disc and came in really loose cellophane and cost a few dollars more.  Good stuff.  As for their later works, I enjoyed them but not nearly as much as my mom....yup, you heard me right folks.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 29, 2009, 05:06:48 PM
Off topic a bit Lethe, but my wife and I were laughing out loud at the combination of your avatar and signature:

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=11883;type=avatar)
Peanut butter, flour and sugar do not make cookies. They make FIRE.

Do not not what the story is, but we found the two together a riot.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on March 29, 2009, 05:21:38 PM
I found the cute cat via a combination of keywords in a Google image search which I have unfortunately since forgotten. It was cropped from a larger pic of the kitten sitting on a girl's shoulder (you can see her head on the right).

The sig quote was one of the responses in a thread on a cooking forum where somebody posted a recipe which purported to produce "delicious cookies", but was actually an attempt to set off as many smoke detectors as possible. Lots of replies in CAPS LOCK featuring some choice works were exchanged :D

I didn't notice the combination, but they do work perfectly together ;D Thanks for pointing it out!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 29, 2009, 08:18:04 PM

To be fair, 1987 was pretty abysmal.
not really  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: sul G on March 30, 2009, 01:04:13 AM
The year the music died, Poop...  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 30, 2009, 02:34:47 AM
not really  ;)



Well, there were still some really good Metal releases (I think Seventh Son of a Seventh Son came out that year, and a few others), but MTV played that awful Girls Girls Girls, and Poison junk day and night. A nightmare. For me, at least.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on March 30, 2009, 02:43:49 AM


Well, there were still some really good Metal releases (I think Seventh Son of a Seventh Son came out that year, and a few others), but MTV played that awful Girls Girls Girls, and Poison junk day and night. A nightmare. For me, at least.

I actually think Greg was born in 1987. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 30, 2009, 04:50:12 AM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:

Day 1 - Def Leppard's 'High n Dry' 
Day 2 - Van Halen's 'Fair Warning'
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: orbital on March 30, 2009, 05:11:25 AM


Well, there were still some really good Metal releases (I think Seventh Son of a Seventh Son came out that year, and a few others)...
Among The Living  0:) 0:) 0:) 0:) >:D 0:) 0:) 0:) 0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 30, 2009, 06:13:17 AM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:

Day 1 - Def Leppard's 'High n Dry' 
Day 2 - Van Halen's 'Fair Warning'

We are gonna have to hang out some day. I dig your taste in music. (http://xs116.xs.to/xs116/07264/van_halen_emoticons_1.gif)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 30, 2009, 06:51:33 AM
Among The Living  0:) 0:) 0:) 0:) >:D 0:) 0:) 0:) 0:)



I went crazy over that one, really cool stuff "I'm the walkin' dude!". I think Testament's first album, the Legacy, came out that year as well, also a really good one.

 Kreator, "Terrible Certainty".
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 30, 2009, 06:53:09 AM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:


Day 2 - Van Halen's 'Fair Warning'


I always thought that was their best album. Plenty of Edward experimentation on it, it really shows his more risk taking side. Plus there's the atomic blues on "So This is Love". It's also a fairly dark-ish sounding album, which is a big change form most VH.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 30, 2009, 06:57:32 AM

I always thought that was their best album. Plenty of Edward experimentation on it, it really shows his more risk taking side. Plus there's the atomic blues on "So This is Love". It's also a fairly dark-ish sounding album, which is a big change form most VH.

It really is their most creative album, and creative in a good way.  I think the bass on that album is just phenomenal.

They really should have included "Hang 'em High" on Fair Warning.  It didn't belong on "Diver Down", IMO.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 30, 2009, 07:02:27 AM
It really is their most creative album, and creative in a good way.  I think the bass on that album is just phenomenal.

They really should have included "Hang 'em High" on Fair Warning.  It didn't belong on "Diver Down", IMO.  ;D


What a riff! You know, now that I think about it, that song might be one of the few VH songs that could be classified as "Heavy Metal". The lyrical content, the whole dark feel. Kind of like "On Fire" in that respect.
Title: 1987
Post by: orbital on March 30, 2009, 07:08:54 AM


I went crazy over that one, really cool stuff "I'm the walkin' dude!". I think Testament's first album, the Legacy, came out that year as well, also a really good one.
Was that the one with the instrumental number as the last track?

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Kreator, "Terrible Certainty".
Yes! That one, too.

Now that I look back at 1987  :o Appetite for Destruction (love'em or hate'em, that was a darn good album), King Diamond - Abigail. How about Helloween KOt7K Part 1? or Exodus - Pleasures of The Flesh, Overkill - Taking Over (my very first CD ever  ;D) and Mekong Delta's first (the much better Erich Zann to be released the next year I think)

Overall I call that a pretty good year  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 30, 2009, 07:11:21 AM
So, I learn orbital was into metal.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: orbital on March 30, 2009, 07:18:29 AM
So, I learn orbital was into metal.
Big time Dave. I wore an Anthrax pendant (6-7 inches wide) that kept on piercing my neck (those pointy corners of their logo  ;D)whenever I ran, or jumped into the sea.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 30, 2009, 07:20:11 AM
Big time Dave. I wore an Anthrax pendant (6-7 inches wide) that kept on piercing my neck (those pointy corners of their logo  ;D)whenever I ran, or jumped into the sea.


Hardcore. :)

I was never really a metalhead. I just dabble. I should probably stop.  ::)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on March 30, 2009, 07:24:49 AM
Hardcore. :)

I was never really a metalhead. I just dabble. I should probably stop.  ::)



I love it too much. When I say "Metal", though, I include alot of Wagner, Beethoven's symphonies (1st movement of the Eroica...Metal baybeee!), Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Mozart's Requiem and Don Giovanni, etc.
Title: Re: 1987
Post by: Haffner on March 30, 2009, 07:26:33 AM
Was that the one with the instrumental number as the last track?
Yes! That one, too.

Now that I look back at 1987  :o Appetite for Destruction (love'em or hate'em, that was a darn good album), King Diamond - Abigail. How about Helloween KOt7K Part 1? or Exodus - Pleasures of The Flesh, Overkill - Taking Over (my very first CD ever  ;D) and Mekong Delta's first (the much better Erich Zann to be released the next year I think)

Overall I call that a pretty good year  :D


Whoa, you kick a$# Orbital!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sef on March 30, 2009, 07:39:17 AM
My first album of there's was:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VSVXn9SSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

I believe I bought it in the summer of '83.  It was an import disc and came in really loose cellophane and cost a few dollars more.  Good stuff.  As for their later works, I enjoyed them but not nearly as much as my mom....yup, you heard me right folks.  :)
I have this LP, not an import where I bought it. Got it the day after I saw them live at the Northamptonshire Cricket Club. All downhill after that!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on March 30, 2009, 09:04:35 AM
I actually think Greg was born in 1987. ;D
You got it!

Not to mention the artist who got me into music in the first place got famous for an album he released in 1987- i wouldn't be surprised if it was the first album I listened to all the way through, from beginning to end, by myself..... voluntarily.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 31, 2009, 04:02:45 AM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:

Day 1 - Def Leppard's 'High n Dry' 
Day 2 - Van Halen's 'Fair Warning'
Day 3 - Supertramp's 'Breakfast in America'
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 31, 2009, 04:45:20 AM
I'd wager that ChamberNut had cookies for breakfast.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on March 31, 2009, 04:55:29 AM
I'd wager that ChamberNut had cookies for breakfast.  8)
Take a look at my girlfriend, she's the only one I got.......Not much of a girlfriend, I never seem to get a lot.....What she got?....Not a lot!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 31, 2009, 04:57:29 AM
Take a look at my girlfriend, she's the only one I got.......Not much of a girlfriend, I never seem to get a lot.....What she got?....Not a lot!

...bah dah dah dah, dah dah dah da-da dah dah da-da...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on April 01, 2009, 05:37:01 AM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:

Day 1 - Def Leppard's 'High n Dry' 
Day 2 - Van Halen's 'Fair Warning'
Day 3 - Supertramp's 'Breakfast in America'
Day 4 - The Police's 'Zenyetta Mondatta'

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on April 02, 2009, 05:03:36 AM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:

Day 1 - Def Leppard's 'High n Dry' 
Day 2 - Van Halen's 'Fair Warning'
Day 3 - Supertramp's 'Breakfast in America'
Day 4 - The Police's 'Zenyetta Mondatta'
Day 5 - Pink Floyd's 'Atom Heart Mother'

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on April 03, 2009, 04:50:53 AM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:

Day 1 - Def Leppard's 'High n Dry' 
Day 2 - Van Halen's 'Fair Warning'
Day 3 - Supertramp's 'Breakfast in America'
Day 4 - The Police's 'Zenyetta Mondatta'
Day 5 - Pink Floyd's 'Atom Heart Mother'
Day 6 - Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds'
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 03, 2009, 08:05:56 AM
I love it too much. When I say "Metal", though, I include alot of Wagner, Beethoven's symphonies (1st movement of the Eroica...Metal baybeee!), Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Mozart's Requiem and Don Giovanni, etc.

Shouldn't it really be the other way around? Classical existed long before metal. So metal is actually classical!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 03, 2009, 12:12:02 PM
Shouldn't it really be the other way around? Classical existed long before metal. So metal is actually classical!

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 03, 2009, 01:05:11 PM
Shouldn't it really be the other way around? Classical existed long before metal. So metal is actually classical!



This man is truly a genius. We metalheads need you!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 03, 2009, 09:08:59 PM
This man is truly a genius. We metalheads need you!

 ;) ;D

Well, I'm not sure how to say this but my friends and I spent many a year in the underground scene - first hardcore then metal (back in the day I mean, early/mid 80s)...

...ran the gamut of all the coolest bands, attended as many concerts as possible in whatever decrepit dump would bother to build a stage and let bands perform there before the fire marshal condemned the place, watched the skinheads turn a thriving scene into a war zone, talked to Bad Brains' lead singer in the men's restroom while he preached about Jah, roadied/ran lights for my friends who had the coolest hardcore then metal bands that never made it, smoked/swallowed/snorted just about everything I could get my hands on, together with my friends built the most awesome skateboard halfpipe with specs from Thrasher with wood/materials stolen from all corners of our immediate area (and later got a writeup in Thrasher!), watched the hardcore scene - and several of the bands in it (Agnostic Front, Corrosion Of Conformity) - morph into that hardcore/metal hybrid scene for awhile until metal eventually won out, cried as my favorite metal band - Fates Warning - never achieved the fame that was due them (on par with Metallica, I mean) all the while looking on in disgust as Metal Church totally sold out on their second album, hoping for the return of Poison Idea to the throne of hardcore while Social Unrest just couldn't keep it together for a repeat of "Rat In A Maze", and Trouble sped up to 45rpm (on LP) sounded almost as cool as regular 33rpm (those guys took slow to new...slows...but wow!!)...

...but...

...despite all this, despite all the energy, raw power, excitement, and adrenalin of that whirlwind time, NOTHING comes close to the sheer hypnosis/catharsis/draining power that is classical music.     

All I need now is to find a men's restroom and start preaching...

 :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 04, 2009, 05:56:49 AM
;) ;D

Well, I'm not sure how to say this but my friends and I spent many a year in the underground scene - first hardcore then metal (back in the day I mean, early/mid 80s)...

...ran the gamut of all the coolest bands, attended as many concerts as possible in whatever decrepit dump would bother to build a stage and let bands perform there before the fire marshal condemned the place, watched the skinheads turn a thriving scene into a war zone, talked to Bad Brains' lead singer in the men's restroom while he preached about Jah, roadied/ran lights for my friends who had the coolest hardcore then metal bands that never made it, smoked/swallowed/snorted just about everything I could get my hands on, together with my friends built the most awesome skateboard halfpipe with specs from Thrasher with wood/materials stolen from all corners of our immediate area (and later got a writeup in Thrasher!), watched the hardcore scene - and several of the bands in it (Agnostic Front, Corrosion Of Conformity) - morph into that hardcore/metal hybrid scene for awhile until metal eventually won out, cried as my favorite metal band - Fates Warning - never achieved the fame that was due them (on par with Metallica, I mean) all the while looking on in disgust as Metal Church totally sold out on their second album, hoping for the return of Poison Idea to the throne of hardcore while Social Unrest just couldn't keep it together for a repeat of "Rat In A Maze", and Trouble sped up to 45rpm (on LP) sounded almost as cool as regular 33rpm (those guys took slow to new...slows...but wow!!)...

...but...

...despite all this, despite all the energy, raw power, excitement, and adrenalin of that whirlwind time, NOTHING comes close to the sheer hypnosis/catharsis/draining power that is classical music.     

All I need now is to find a men's restroom and start preaching...

 :)

Wow. I had no idea. I wish you'd preach to some guys I know.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 04, 2009, 06:37:29 AM
;) ;D

Well, I'm not sure how to say this but my friends and I spent many a year in the underground scene - first hardcore then metal (back in the day I mean, early/mid 80s)...

...ran the gamut of all the coolest bands, attended as many concerts as possible in whatever decrepit dump would bother to build a stage and let bands perform there before the fire marshal condemned the place, watched the skinheads turn a thriving scene into a war zone, talked to Bad Brains' lead singer in the men's restroom while he preached about Jah, roadied/ran lights for my friends who had the coolest hardcore then metal bands that never made it, smoked/swallowed/snorted just about everything I could get my hands on, together with my friends built the most awesome skateboard halfpipe with specs from Thrasher with wood/materials stolen from all corners of our immediate area (and later got a writeup in Thrasher!), watched the hardcore scene - and several of the bands in it (Agnostic Front, Corrosion Of Conformity) - morph into that hardcore/metal hybrid scene for awhile until metal eventually won out, cried as my favorite metal band - Fates Warning - never achieved the fame that was due them (on par with Metallica, I mean) all the while looking on in disgust as Metal Church totally sold out on their second album, hoping for the return of Poison Idea to the throne of hardcore while Social Unrest just couldn't keep it together for a repeat of "Rat In A Maze", and Trouble sped up to 45rpm (on LP) sounded almost as cool as regular 33rpm (those guys took slow to new...slows...but wow!!)...

...but...

...despite all this, despite all the energy, raw power, excitement, and adrenalin of that whirlwind time, NOTHING comes close to the sheer hypnosis/catharsis/draining power that is classical music.     
That's the longest sentence I've ever read in my life.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 04, 2009, 06:40:50 AM
;) ;D

Well, I'm not sure how to say this but my friends and I spent many a year in the underground scene - first hardcore then metal (back in the day I mean, early/mid 80s)...

...ran the gamut of all the coolest bands, attended as many concerts as possible in whatever decrepit dump would bother to build a stage and let bands perform there before the fire marshal condemned the place, watched the skinheads turn a thriving scene into a war zone, talked to Bad Brains' lead singer in the men's restroom while he preached about Jah, roadied/ran lights for my friends who had the coolest hardcore then metal bands that never made it, smoked/swallowed/snorted just about everything I could get my hands on, together with my friends built the most awesome skateboard halfpipe with specs from Thrasher with wood/materials stolen from all corners of our immediate area (and later got a writeup in Thrasher!), watched the hardcore scene - and several of the bands in it (Agnostic Front, Corrosion Of Conformity) - morph into that hardcore/metal hybrid scene for awhile until metal eventually won out, cried as my favorite metal band - Fates Warning - never achieved the fame that was due them (on par with Metallica, I mean) all the while looking on in disgust as Metal Church totally sold out on their second album, hoping for the return of Poison Idea to the throne of hardcore while Social Unrest just couldn't keep it together for a repeat of "Rat In A Maze", and Trouble sped up to 45rpm (on LP) sounded almost as cool as regular 33rpm (those guys took slow to new...slows...but wow!!)...

...but...

...despite all this, despite all the energy, raw power, excitement, and adrenalin of that whirlwind time, NOTHING comes close to the sheer hypnosis/catharsis/draining power that is classical music.     

All I need now is to find a men's restroom and start preaching...

 :)


Dude. You rule.

And it was a horrible shame about Metal Church, such a mega-promising debut.
 
I believe the future will be more kind to Fates Warning.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 04, 2009, 06:58:20 AM
A feller from the Old West.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Jay F on April 04, 2009, 08:43:10 AM
I just changed my avatar to a picture of an Italian Greyhound. I'm thinking of getting one soon, so I want to look at pictures of them.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 04, 2009, 08:46:47 AM
I just changed my avatar to a picture of an Italian Greyhound. I'm thinking of getting one soon, so I want to look at pictures of them.

Excellent choice.  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on April 04, 2009, 10:38:19 AM
I will post have a different avatar starting today every day for the next week indicating some of my favorite CDs/tapes growing up:

Day 1 - Def Leppard's 'High n Dry' 
Day 2 - Van Halen's 'Fair Warning'
Day 3 - Supertramp's 'Breakfast in America'
Day 4 - The Police's 'Zenyetta Mondatta'
Day 5 - Pink Floyd's 'Atom Heart Mother'
Day 6 - Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds'
Day 7 - Ozzy Osbourne 'Diary of A Madman'
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 04, 2009, 07:40:42 PM
Wow. I had no idea.

Mild mannered reporter by day...

Quote
I wish you'd preach to some guys I know.

 ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 04, 2009, 08:06:32 PM

Dude. You rule.

And it was a horrible shame about Metal Church, such a mega-promising debut.
 
I believe the future will be more kind to Fates Warning.

 :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Jay F on April 04, 2009, 08:16:42 PM
Excellent choice.  0:)
Do you have an Italian Greyhound?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 05, 2009, 04:11:51 AM
Do you have an Italian Greyhound?

I want one.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 05, 2009, 05:45:44 AM

...ran the gamut of all the coolest bands, attended as many concerts as possible in whatever decrepit dump would bother to build a stage and let bands perform there before the fire marshal condemned the place, watched the skinheads turn a thriving scene into a war zone, talked to Bad Brains' lead singer in the men's restroom while he preached about Jah...

I never talked to H.R. but I danced with him once  8)  I was at the front of the stage at a Bad Brains concert (in Tübingen Germany, 1983), when I was somehow elevated onto the stage. I danced a bit and then dove off into the crowd.

Here's a pic of me shortly before my ascension  ;D  Click on thumbnail:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/icons/BadBrainsSgtRock.jpg) (http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/BadBrainsSgtRock.jpg)

We (my punk friend and I) often encountered skinheads at punk concerts but we could usually handle them with little problem. The funniest instance was at a club that was featuring German punk bands. For some insane reason, a hippie, in flowing robes, decided to get out on the floor all by himself and do some kind of lame ballet. A skinhead took him out...which angered a girl I was talking to. She was a communist, a street performer, about five feet tall. She rushed out onto the floor, confronted this hulking 6 feet plus skinhead and shamed him into retreating.  ;D  One of the bravest, and coolest things I've ever seen.

Musicians I did manage to talk to in my punk days: Henry Rollins after a Black Flag gig at the Löwenbräü Keller in Munich. We invaded the dressing room and gave Henry a 13 ball (long story) we'd stolen from the company day room. We had a drink with Charlie Harper (singer of the UK Subs) after the Sub's show in Heidelberg.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 05, 2009, 07:38:01 PM
I never talked to H.R. but I danced with him once  8)  I was at the front of the stage at a Bad Brains concert (in Tübingen Germany, 1983), when I was somehow elevated onto the stage. I danced a bit and then dove off into the crowd.

Here's a pic of me shortly before my ascension  ;D  Click on thumbnail:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/icons/BadBrainsSgtRock.jpg) (http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/BadBrainsSgtRock.jpg)

;D Nice! Looks like a great time for all. So were you actually a Sarge at that time?

I have to say the memory of that Bad Brains "sermon" in the men's room has stuck with me to this day. The most memorable line: "No worry. No fears. No World War III, man. There will be no WWIII. The missiles, when they are up in the air...Jah will pluck them from the sky" - all while motioning with his hands in a plucking motion. 8)

It might have been pure fantasy but it sure had the men's room crown hanging on every word! ;D

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We (my punk friend and I) often encountered skinheads at punk concerts but we could usually handle them with little problem. The funniest instance was at a club that was featuring German punk bands. For some insane reason, a hippie, in flowing robes, decided to get out on the floor all by himself and do some kind of lame ballet. A skinhead took him out...which angered a girl I was talking to. She was a communist, a street performer, about five feet tall. She rushed out onto the floor, confronted this hulking 6 feet plus skinhead and shamed him into retreating.  ;D  One of the bravest, and coolest things I've ever seen.

That is brave! Unfortunately something like that in my neck of the woods (Dallas) probably would've netted her a kick in the head. We had the misfortune of having a rigorous and very well organized skinhead movement. Started small but eventually grew so large that they would show up in Deep Ellum (the hardcore/punk hangout in downtown) in such numbers they seemed like locusts. They were everywhere. And they weren't looking to have a nice tea with the lads. They were out to bust heads.

It got so bad the police finally had to step in - in equally large numbers, of course. So now the scene had to withstand a double-whammy from two sides: the skinheads who wanted to destroy everything and the police who began to practically infiltrate our every move - for our protection, I suppose, or the protection of the city streets. The weight of it all eventually helped fragment the hardcore scene - almost to the point of collapse. There simply were no places (halls/dumps) left willing to cater to such an incendiary crowd. 

Luckily the Feds eventually broke up the skinheads and normalcy again returned to the alternative scene. But Deep Ellum was never the same. Though honestly we really have the next great organized movement to thank for that: the yuppies. Hey, they can see dollar signs in anything! ;D

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Musicians I did manage to talk to in my punk days: Henry Rollins after a Black Flag gig at the Löwenbräü Keller in Munich. We invaded the dressing room and gave Henry a 13 ball (long story) we'd stolen from the company day room.

Ok, 13 ball? ;D

Ironically, one of THE coolest talks my friends and I ever had was with the band Agnostic Front (back when they were punk). Ironic because they were thoughtful, articulate, pacifist...and one of the leading skinhead bands around. They were themselves puzzled at all the violence in the scene but hadn't a clue how to stop it.

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We had a drink with Charlie Harper (singer of the UK Subs) after the Sub's show in Heidelberg.

Cool, Sarge!

One of my all-time favorite shows was the twin-bill of The Exploited and the UK Subs. I don't think I'd ever seen the Twilight Room (the scene's "premier" hall) so packed! Absolute wall-to-wall people. Despite this I managed to plant myself right up front and remained there the whole show.

Ah, those were the days...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 10, 2009, 11:33:53 AM
Arthur Brown
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 11, 2009, 12:50:55 AM
Well Dave, that diet he has been on has had both positive and negative effects; but over all, a success I feel.

Arthur Brown
(http://thm-a04.yimg.com/image/3a4c2dcfb43b2388)

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 11, 2009, 04:21:01 AM
Well Dave, that diet he has been on has had both positive and negative effects; but over all, a success I feel.

Arthur Brown
(http://thm-a04.yimg.com/image/3a4c2dcfb43b2388)

Mike

Hm. Might be a different guy, Mike.  ;D

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/149765312_d141a2beeb_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Haffner on April 11, 2009, 04:22:44 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/149765312_d141a2beeb_o.jpg)



Why why WHY can't I be him :'(?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on May 28, 2009, 12:39:00 PM
Sara!!  I do believe that is the first time I've seen you change your avatar.  :o

No more talky cat?  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on May 28, 2009, 12:44:04 PM
Indeed! I've had about 4 avatars in as many years - they don't change very often 0:) The cat will be back after Newman has either been beaten or run off :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on May 28, 2009, 12:49:27 PM
Indeed! I've had about 4 avatars in as many years - they don't change very often 0:) The cat will be back after Newman has either been beaten or run off :D

Well, then we have a goal to achieve!!  The cat simply must come back!  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on May 28, 2009, 12:57:40 PM
By the way, I commend you on the striking dissonance between your nickname and avatar! :D It gave me a bit of a shock when Brahms disappeared for Bruckner.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on May 28, 2009, 01:02:51 PM
An angry baby.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on May 28, 2009, 01:03:14 PM
By the way, I commend you on the striking dissonance between your nickname and avatar! :D It gave me a bit of a shock when Brahms disappeared for Bruckner.

I know.....I actually thought about that the other day.  People will think I am a nut for calling myself ChamberNut and having an avatar of a predominantly orchestral composer!  8)

I change mine regularly, so I'm sure Brahms, et al will make a re-appearance.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Valentino on May 28, 2009, 01:09:55 PM
So Sarge's stage diving? Better wear a hat then.

(http://nobenjaminbutton.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/binoche1.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on May 29, 2009, 08:01:05 AM
I like Dave's wolf avatar the best it this point in time.  I think we should all change our avatars to wolves.  Our gangs of wolves unite in support of our beloved Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

 0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on May 29, 2009, 08:07:39 AM
You're hungry...like the wolf.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 29, 2009, 08:15:22 AM
I like Dave's wolf avatar the best it this point in time.  I think we should all change our avatars to wolves.  Our gangs of wolves unite in support of our beloved Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

 0:)

"Werewolf Bar Mitzvah - boys becoming men, men becoming wolves"  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on May 29, 2009, 08:17:07 AM
"Werewolf Bar Mitzvah - boys becoming men, men becoming wolves"  ;D

Now there is a scary avatar.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on May 29, 2009, 08:18:06 AM
(http://www.thegreenhead.com/imgs/american-werewolf-in-london-lifesize-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 29, 2009, 08:18:19 AM
Now there is a scary avatar.  ;D

Hopefully funny too. We'll see ho many 30 Rock fans we have here.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on May 29, 2009, 08:25:51 AM
Picasso - Old Man with a Guitar
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on May 29, 2009, 08:31:28 AM
The composer outside the recently re-opened Fenway entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (http://mfa.org/).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Valentino on May 29, 2009, 12:26:06 PM
Mine's all wolves' Mother.  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on May 29, 2009, 05:06:28 PM
Cover of a recently acquired rare Moravec CD, his first recording of the Chopin Preludes.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 02, 2009, 10:49:08 AM
Um...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2009, 10:50:13 AM
Where's the bloody lancet!?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 02, 2009, 10:53:00 AM
It will have to come out.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 02, 2009, 11:16:33 AM
Changed it again. EAP
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2009, 11:19:00 AM
Yes, yes, I am!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 02, 2009, 11:19:37 AM
Yes, yes, I am!

 :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 07, 2009, 06:34:58 AM
Stole this idea from a gentleman either on a jazz or SH music forum.  Fred Flintstone playing some vinyl on a system that probably sounds better than mine.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on June 07, 2009, 07:52:41 AM
Stole this idea from a gentleman either on a jazz or SH music forum.  Fred Flintstone playing some vinyl on a system that probably sounds better than mine.  ;D

 :D ;D

Got it now, Bill.

So is Fred still running a stock stylus beak or has he upgraded to the Waverly XLP-3000?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 07, 2009, 08:13:46 AM
:D ;D

Got it now, Bill.

So is Fred still running a stock stylus beak or has he upgraded to the Waverly XLP-3000?



Here is a shot of me downloading my most recent avatar.  I read about this new system in the Daily Slab and had to have it. (http://bedrock.deadsquid.com/img/other/objects/fredcomputer.jpg)

My first pressing of the  Bedrock Twitch really grooves on it. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on June 07, 2009, 08:33:17 AM

Here is a shot of me downloading my most recent avatar.  I read about this new system in the Daily Slab and had to have it. (http://bedrock.deadsquid.com/img/other/objects/fredcomputer.jpg)

My first pressing of the  Bedrock Twitch really grooves on it. ;D


 :D :D :D

Boy, you LP hounds are hardcore! ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 26, 2009, 04:45:37 AM
We hates it...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on July 22, 2009, 04:26:12 PM
Josef Hofmann's hands.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on July 22, 2009, 05:37:36 PM
Pierre Boulez. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MishaK on July 22, 2009, 05:53:38 PM
My avatar is a California Thrasher that crossed my path during a birding excursion at San Elijo Lagoon near Solana Beach, CA last summer.

Full size version here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvk116/2749884575/in/set-72157606650321090/

And another view:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvk116/2749884425/in/set-72157606650321090/
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DFO on July 23, 2009, 04:12:48 AM
Elizabeta Gilels, Leonid Kogan's wife. A great violinist on her own right.
But Leonid didn't let her made a career. :(
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 07, 2009, 04:53:58 PM
I couldn't take it anymore.  :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on August 07, 2009, 04:56:52 PM
I couldn't take it anymore.  :P

I'm glad to see it. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 07, 2009, 04:58:24 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DFO on August 08, 2009, 03:10:17 AM
A very young and handsom Nathan.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on August 09, 2009, 12:40:13 PM
I couldn't take it anymore.  :P

Awesome!  I love it.  The Schu!!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on August 09, 2009, 12:49:42 PM
OK, I'll join in.

- Frederic Chopin

 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Diletante on August 09, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
It's a raccoon-dog. I considered putting up a mythological tanuki, but I didn't know if the swinging over-sized testicles would hurt sensibilities. :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on August 09, 2009, 01:07:52 PM
It's a raccoon-dog. I considered putting up a mythological tanuki, but I didn't know if the swinging over-sized testicles would hurt sensibilities. :D

That's the same reason why I didn't put up a picture of myself as my avatar. 8)

 :D :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 09, 2009, 01:14:43 PM
That's the same reason why I didn't put up a picture of myself as my avatar. 8)

 :D :D

LOL
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 29, 2009, 04:37:18 AM
I say! It's MN Dave out on his yacht!  $:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: secondwind on August 29, 2009, 04:58:47 AM
I say! It's MN Dave out on his yacht!  $:)
Aw, I miss the pudgey 'lil guy on the scale.  He was cute!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 29, 2009, 05:01:43 AM
Oh, how dreadful!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on August 29, 2009, 05:13:18 AM
I say! It's MN Dave out on his yacht!  $:)

 ;D

I woulda went with this one:

(http://www.facebook.com/profile/pic.php?uid=AAAAAQAQD7Tq2qiMMweYONYBdnYz9QAAAAoRBJXzWS8woaSJ4V-Hc7KA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTI8vg7A5U
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 29, 2009, 05:37:34 AM
;D

I woulda went with this one:

(http://www.facebook.com/profile/pic.php?uid=AAAAAQAQD7Tq2qiMMweYONYBdnYz9QAAAAoRBJXzWS8woaSJ4V-Hc7KA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTI8vg7A5U

Yes, you woulda.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DFO on August 29, 2009, 05:39:44 AM
I've change young Nathan for young Vladimir. After all, they where
close friends, they leave Russian together (with Gregor), and even
they recorded together a Brahm's sonata.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Valentino on August 29, 2009, 09:34:17 AM
Still JB.

(http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Juliette+Binoche+Launches+Portraits+Eyes+ZoBKK_zHVYel.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Harpo on September 02, 2009, 04:59:59 PM
My avatar is self-explanatory if you know that I can play the Celtic harp (and have curly hair). The hat is optional.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 03, 2009, 03:42:15 AM
Picture or young Harry.  Err....I mean young Peter  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 03, 2009, 05:38:04 AM
Picture or young Harry.  Err....I mean young Peter  :D

Seriously, I keep thinking you are Harry.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on September 03, 2009, 05:47:37 AM
Sa fuzzywuzzy.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Maciek on September 03, 2009, 06:27:38 AM
Seriously, I keep thinking you are Harry.  ;D

Yep, I have the same problem...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapkaara on September 03, 2009, 08:18:05 AM
<<<<<< My two musical heroes.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Papageno on September 03, 2009, 02:09:04 PM
Cupid
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: drogulus on September 03, 2009, 08:54:33 PM


     My avatar is me playing in a band in 1970. I bought the guitar for some ridiculous price like $50. Here's one almost exactly like it: 

     (http://www.guitarcrazy.com.au/Firebird%20Re%20shoot.jpg)

     Mine had dot inlays, though. You can take this one home for $17,500. So, the lesson is get the dot one.  $:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dr. Dread on September 04, 2009, 10:55:17 AM
Oberhoffer was the Minnesota Orchestra's principal conductor until 1922. He has been followed by Henri Verbrugghen (1923–31); Eugene Ormandy (1931–36); Dimitri Mitropoulos (1937–49); Antal Doráti (1949-60); Stanisław Skrowaczewski (1960–79); Neville Marriner (1979–86); Edo de Waart (1986–95); and Eiji Oue (1995–2002). In 2002, Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä was appointed the ensemble's 10th music director and assumed the post in September 2003. In 2005, Vänskä extended his tenure with the Minnesota Orchestra through 2011.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 07, 2009, 12:41:27 PM
Yes, I am now color coordinated with the forum.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on September 12, 2009, 11:19:27 AM
I decided on a new look. The New York neon boot has been given the boot.

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/DSCF0216.jpg)

The Russian Orthodox church in Tampere Finland, taken early in the morning.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on September 12, 2009, 11:34:51 AM
I changed my avatar for "Arrested Development Friday." But I am too lazy to change it back. Who knows when the oud-maker will be returning...  :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on September 12, 2009, 04:39:59 PM
I changed my avatar for "Arrested Development Friday." But I am too lazy to change it back. Who knows when the oud-maker will be returning...  :P

GREAT Avatar!!!!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on September 13, 2009, 04:54:14 PM
A little small, but it's Asahina Mikuru from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
I had to change it because girls with the personality of Haruhi (my previous avatar) lately just make me irritated. So I can't look at her picture every day- at least not for awhile.

Mikuru is the sweetest, nicest character... (though I'll admit girls like her are often painfully boring to talk to).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on September 13, 2009, 05:29:42 PM
Mikuru is the sweetest, nicest character... (though I'll admit girls like her are often painfully boring to talk to).

Cartoon characters?  Yeah I'd imagine! ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on September 13, 2009, 05:37:28 PM
Well, in terms of personality... but, talking to a real life cartoon character actually would probably be fun.  ;D

Ugh, why'd you have to change your avatar to that?
I just killed one of those by accident less than an hour ago, and another 2 or so weeks ago. Never a fun thing.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on September 13, 2009, 05:43:18 PM
Well, in terms of personality... but, talking to a real life cartoon character actually would probably be fun.  ;D

Ugh, why'd you have to change your avatar to that?
I just killed one of those by accident less than an hour ago, and another 2 or so weeks ago. Never a fun thing.

For some reason I thought you lived in Australia. :D  What do you live in a southern state of the good ol' US of A? :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on September 13, 2009, 05:54:23 PM
For some reason I thought you lived in Australia. :D  What do you live in a southern state of the good ol' US of A? :)
You're serious- you thought that?  :o
Here I was, thinking that everyone on this forum knew I live in Florida, when the person that I've talked to possibly longer than anyone in terms of overall time (how many years has it been?) thinks I live in Australia. Ha!  :D
Still, that's not as bad as my friend blurting out in front of everyone in class, "Oh, so THAT's his name. I didn't know what it was, even though we talk to each other every day, for several months now. I just called him 'dude.'"
She does have the best personality of any girl that I've known for awhile, but sometimes, I really don't know what to think...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on September 14, 2009, 05:10:56 AM
You know how you manage to turn every conversation back to that girl... yeah that's called obsession. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Valentino on September 14, 2009, 08:58:39 AM
Women are ok. Your avatar has gone belly up, btw.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 14, 2009, 11:07:07 AM
Happy Honegger. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 14, 2009, 11:09:27 AM
Chedric Fropin
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on September 14, 2009, 02:55:49 PM
You know how you manage to turn every conversation back to that girl... yeah that's called obsession. ;D
Nah, that was someone else I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on September 14, 2009, 03:37:04 PM
Nah, that was someone else I'm talking about.

Ah okay. :)  Wait a minute, does that make me the obsessed one? ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on September 14, 2009, 05:20:19 PM
Ah okay. :)  Wait a minute, does that make me the obsessed one? ;D
I don't know, are you?  ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 17, 2009, 08:07:24 AM
Petrouchka
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 17, 2009, 08:41:33 AM
Petrouchka

Is Petrouchka a martial arts exponent?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 17, 2009, 08:49:10 AM
Is Petrouchka a martial arts exponent?

Ha  :)  No, Petrouchka is a clown-like puppet that is brought to life by his "owner", the Charlatan.  Two other puppets are also brought to life (The Ballerina and The Moor)

Oops, spelling mistake on ballerina, fixed.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 17, 2009, 08:57:05 AM
Ha  :)  No, Petrouchka is a clown-like puppet that is brought to life by his "owner", the Charlatan.  Two other puppets are also brought to life (The Ballerian and The Moor)

Interesting... :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 17, 2009, 09:24:50 AM
A special reminder that tomorrow is Rodent Avatar Friday. (or for Brian, 'Arrested Development' character day). :)

For those who are already into Friday, you know what to do.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 17, 2009, 09:39:37 AM
Robert E. Howard's
SOLOMON KANE
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 17, 2009, 09:42:23 AM
Big red letters.

Sort of looks like that 'Wanderer...' painting.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 17, 2009, 09:43:57 AM
"I am not yet ready for Hell."
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Antoine Marchand on September 17, 2009, 09:54:43 AM
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian poet, essayist and short-stories writer.

Another poem of gifts

I want to give thanks to the divine
Labyrinth of causes and effects
For the diversity of beings
That form this singular universe,
For Reason, that will never give up its dream
Of a map of the labyrinth,
For Helen's face and the perseverence of Ulysses,
For love, which lets us see others
As God sees them,
For the solid diamond and the flowing water,
For Algebra, a palace of exact crystals,
For the mystic coins of Angelus Silesius,
For Schopenhauer,
Who perhaps deciphered the universe,
For the blazing of fire,
That no man can look at without an ancient wonder,
For mahogany, cedar, and sandalwood,
For bread and salt,
For the mystery of the rose
That spends all its color and can not see it,
For certain eves and days of 1955,
For the hard riders who, on the plains,
Drive on the catttle and the dawn,
For mornings in Montevideo,
For the art of friendship,
For Socrates' last day,
For the words spoken one twilight
For that dream of Islam that embraced
A thousand nights and a night,
For that other dream of Hell,
Of the tower of cleansing fire
And of the celestial spheres,
For Swedenborg,
Who talked with the angles in London streets
For the secret and immemorial rivers
That converge in me,
For the language that, centuries ago, I spoke in Northumberland,
For the sword and harp of the Saxons,
For the sea, which is a shining desert
And a secret code for things we do not know
And an epitaph for the Norsemen,
For the word music of England,
For the word music of Germany,
For gold, that shines in verses,
For epic winter,
For the title of a book I have not read: Gesta Dei per Francos,
For Verlaine, innocent as the birds,
For crystal prisms and bronze weights,
For the tiger's stripes,
For the high towers of San Francisco and Manhattan Island,
For mornings in Texas,
For that Sevillian who composed the Moral Epistle
And whose name, as he would have wished, we do not know,
For Seneca and Lucan, both of Cordova,
Who, before there was Spanish, had written
All Spanish literature,
For gallant, noble, geometric chess,
For Zeno's tortoise and Royce's map,
For the medicinal smell of eucalyptus trees,
For speech, which can be taken for wisdom,
For forgetfulness, which annuls or modifies the past,
For habits,
Which repeat us and confirm us in our image like a mirror,
For morning, that gives us the illusion of a new beginning,
For night, its darkness and its astronomy,
For the bravery and happiness of others,
For my country, sensed in jasmine flowers
For Whitman and Francis of Assisi, who already wrote this poem,
For the fact that the poem is inexhaustible
And becomes one with the sum of all created things
And will never reach its last verse
And varies according to its writers
For Frances Haslam, who begged her children's pardon
For dying so slowly,
For the minutes that precede sleep,
For sleep and death,
Those two hidden treasures,
For the intimate gifts I do not mention,
For music, that mysterious form of time.

Translated by Alan Dugan
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DFO on September 17, 2009, 09:57:19 AM
Great Ruggero Ricci as a child. He's more than 90 now.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 17, 2009, 09:58:59 AM
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian poet, essayist and short-stories writer.

Oh, I didn't know that it was his photo adorning your posts. The Library of Babel is close to the top of my To-read list. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brewski on September 17, 2009, 10:06:55 AM
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian poet, essayist and short-stories writer.

Another poem of gifts


Thanks for posting something I don't recall reading by one of my favorite writers.  That was quite beautiful. 

My avatar: one of many images of gas stations by Ed Ruscha, one of my favorite artists.  Here's another one in the photo below. 

--Bruce
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 17, 2009, 10:07:05 AM
Oh, I didn't that it was his photo adorning your posts. The Library of Babel is close to the top of my To-read list. :)

Where did you get Ratticus Bachulus?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 17, 2009, 10:14:16 AM
Where did you get Ratticus Bachulus?

From the intert00bs, of course, where else? (http://api.ning.com/files/wFvIiebu4VCwMo0yS*7b0vkzDtlp5ur62PtS5K8ZDDhVh2u39VmKeT57sqDM6s*U9Q-zouz4bY1koQeIMmR2tGhXgBkWHorq/JMouseSebastionBach.jpg) ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Antoine Marchand on September 17, 2009, 10:19:44 AM
Where did you get Ratticus Bachulus?

Well, it's rather an imposition for a blind man, my friend.

 :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 17, 2009, 10:32:21 AM
Sorry. You've lost me.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 17, 2009, 10:32:25 AM
Opus106,

I love it!!!  ;D :D ;D  I can't believe I was able to coax you into changing your avatar?  You NEVER waver from your original avatar!

 :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Antoine Marchand on September 17, 2009, 12:03:16 PM
Oh, I didn't know that it was his photo adorning your posts. The Library of Babel is close to the top of my To-read list. :)

Yes, Opus, the old and great Borges. I love his short stories and poems, but especially his wonderful essays. I don’t know how many times I have read his collection of essays called Other Inquisitions, but I adore that book.

Thanks for posting something I don't recall reading by one of my favorite writers.  That was quite beautiful.  

You’re welcome, Bruce. Borges is one of my favorite writers, too. Probably you will enjoy this, if you don’t know it yet:


http://www.youtube.com/v/Hav8-ZLxdJY


Sorry. You've lost me.

I’m not surprised at all, Dave. Just a stupid (and incomprehensible) joke: in Spanish walking stick = báculo, from the latin Bacŭlum, then I thought that a blind man needs a Bachulus… I know, I know, incomprehensible, too long, too complicated…  ;D


Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brewski on September 17, 2009, 12:35:40 PM
You’re welcome, Bruce. Borges is one of my favorite writers, too. Probably you will enjoy this, if you don’t know it yet:


Wow, how totally cool is that--the closest we'll ever get to seeing Borges as "stand-up comedian"!  I didn't quite "get" all of the sonnet in Spanish, but never mind.  That was a treat. 

PS, my first exposure to Borges was reading him in Spanish when I was 17 or so, studying the language in high school.  As you can imagine, my mind was completely blown, trying to make sense out of The Circular Ruins or The Garden of Forking Paths--difficult enough in one's native language, but quite a challenge in a "new" one!

Anyway, thanks again for that little diversion.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 17, 2009, 01:16:09 PM
I’m not surprised at all, Dave. Just a stupid (and incomprehensible) joke: in Spanish walking stick = báculo, from the latin Bacŭlum, then I thought that a blind man needs a Bachulus… I know, I know, incomprehensible, too long, too complicated…  ;D

Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on September 17, 2009, 04:13:02 PM
Robert E. Howard's
SOLOMON KANE

And a GREAT read, by the way.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 17, 2009, 05:21:36 PM
And a GREAT read, by the way.

Yes. REH = Great.  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 18, 2009, 05:37:36 AM
Opus106,

I love it!!!  ;D :D ;D  I can't believe I was able to coax you into changing your avatar?  You NEVER waver from your original avatar!

 :)

Just a twenty-four hour trial. Crazy Thursday it was, listening to Bartok and changing my avatar. ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 18, 2009, 05:45:10 AM
Just a twenty-four hour trial. Crazy Thursday it was, listening to Bartok and changing my avatar. ;)

I think it should be your permanent avatar.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 18, 2009, 05:47:14 AM
I think it should be your permanent avatar.  ;D ;)

Yeah, and I should have Stockhausen on repeat mode. :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 18, 2009, 05:49:40 AM
Boris and Dieter.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 18, 2009, 07:53:05 AM
The Moon. Beautiful.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 18, 2009, 11:37:46 AM
The sun. Even more beautiful.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 22, 2009, 07:58:53 AM
An ocelot.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brewski on September 25, 2009, 05:26:26 AM
We moved back to Amarillo (for the third time) when I was in the second grade, and I remember being excited at being able to look out my bedroom window and see the lights of the Holiday Inn and the Ramada Inn on Rt 66, and also the thrill of seeing license plates from all over N. America funneling through that stretch of highway.

Later I learned that one of them carried the Stravinskys and Craft, who once spent the night in my home town. Hard for me to feature that. '

Great little snapshot--not to mention learning of Stravinsky and Craft being steps away from you!  PS, I've been to Amarillo a number of times, since I used to live in Lubbock years ago. 

--Bruce
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on September 25, 2009, 05:33:41 AM
Great little snapshot--not to mention learning of Stravinsky and Craft being steps away from you!  PS, I've been to Amarillo a number of times, since I used to live in Lubbock years ago. 

--Bruce

Then you should be pleased to know Bruce, as reported on the news a few days ago, Lubbock is no longer a dry city! ;D  It was the largest dry city in Texas. :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brewski on September 25, 2009, 05:46:18 AM
Then you should be pleased to know Bruce, as reported on the news a few days ago, Lubbock is no longer a dry city! ;D  It was the largest dry city in Texas. :D

Well, it's about time!  (Actually I was way too young to drink when we lived there.)  But I'm sure people are happy not to have to drive to another town to be able to buy a bottle of wine!

Thanks, hadn't heard that.  Will pass on to my family members to get their reaction!

--Bruce
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 26, 2009, 06:52:41 AM
??? Now David (W) looks like BaxMan, who is now (back to being) HaydnGuy. And yesterday, the two rodents (David (W, again) and Ray), even though they weren't even the same species, had me confused.


:-\


And now Dave (MN, but in reality another W) is just ChamberNut -- a former self of, actually -- from a different angle!


There's only so much a little mind like mine can handle...AAARGH!  :'(



Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on September 26, 2009, 08:03:30 AM
??? Now David (W) looks like BaxMan, who is now (back to being) HaydnGuy. And yesterday, the two rodents (David (W, again) and Ray), even though they weren't even the same species, had me confused.

:-\

And now Dave (MN, but in reality another W) is just ChamberNut -- a former self of, actually -- from a different angle!

There's only so much a little mind like mine can handle...AAARGH!  :'(

 ;D ;D ;D

I'll add that 'Secondwind' had me confused with David (W), with her rodent avatar, which looked like David's first rodent avatar from a few weeks ago!  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on September 26, 2009, 12:25:11 PM
Haha confusion is wonderful! :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DFO on September 27, 2009, 09:35:43 AM
DFO Russian commemorative silver 2 roubles coin
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 27, 2009, 09:37:27 AM
DFO Russian commemorative silver 2 roubles coin

Very nice.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 06, 2009, 12:31:52 PM
Yes, officer. The avatar is mine.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on October 09, 2009, 12:59:09 PM
When John listens to Varese, he turns into George.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Est.1965 on October 09, 2009, 01:10:54 PM
When John listens to Varese, he turns into George.  ;D

Oh, I quickly changed that.
As you can see from the new avatar, I REALLY DO turn into George! ;D    (Sorry George  0:) )
Here was the quick switch I made, from the first to the second whilst listening to Varese...
From the first to the second in under 5 mins...


Title: Advance Notice
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 11, 2009, 05:31:36 PM
Guess what ? You'll finally get rid of that insufferable third line character, Lilas Pastia.

As of January 1, a new, improved avatar will take his place. Name and pic already chosen. Stay tuned  ;)
Title: Re: Advance Notice
Post by: Brahmsian on December 11, 2009, 05:32:36 PM
Guess what ? You'll finally get rid of that insufferable third line character, Lilas Pastia.

As of January 1, a new, improved avatar will take his place. Name and pic already chosen. Stay tuned  ;)

Look forward to seeing what it is Andre!   :)
Title: Re: Advance Notice
Post by: George on December 11, 2009, 06:04:31 PM
Guess what ? You'll finally get rid of that insufferable third line character, Lilas Pastia.

As of January 1, a new, improved avatar will take his place. Name and pic already chosen. Stay tuned  ;)

I bet the new one will be Smurfin great.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on December 11, 2009, 09:04:13 PM
Jan Toorop - Desire and Satisfaction (1893)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Desire_and_Satisfaction_1893_Jan_Toorop.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on December 15, 2009, 11:17:01 AM
Frazetta (http://frazettaartgallery.com/)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Benji on December 15, 2009, 11:53:14 AM
The Mog who stole Christmas.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on December 19, 2009, 05:14:55 AM
My new Avatar is a wren, we call it "Zaunkönig". A very small, but loud Bird. I like that bird, we always have got some in our garden, because I take care of having some hidden near-ground places in my garden.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on December 19, 2009, 06:48:45 AM
Bad Santa and Mrs. Claus' sister 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on December 19, 2009, 06:51:06 AM
My new Avatar is a wren, we call it "Zaunkönig". A very small, but loud Bird. I like that bird, we always have got some in our garden, because I take care of having some hidden near-ground places in my garden.

We had a nesting pair in our yard this spring/summer.  Cool avatar!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 19, 2009, 07:04:31 AM
Bad Santa and Mrs. Claus' sister

 ;D :D ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 19, 2009, 07:06:25 AM
My new Avatar is a wren, we call it "Zaunkönig". A very small, but loud Bird. I like that bird, we always have got some in our garden, because I take care of having some hidden near-ground places in my garden.

Our Garten should offer suitable habitat too but I've never seen one. We do host about a dozen other species of bird.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on December 19, 2009, 07:12:08 AM
;D :D ;D

Sarge

I do hope you saw the movie (Bad Santa), Sarge, for I am willing to bet you'd love it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 19, 2009, 07:16:52 AM
I do hope you saw the movie (Bad Santa), Sarge, for I am willing to bet you'd love it.

Along with the Griswold's Christmas, Bad Santa is my very favorite holiday movie. Yes, I love it  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on December 19, 2009, 07:22:14 AM
Along with the Griswold's Christmas, Bad Santa is my very favorite holiday movie. Yes, I love it  ;D

Sarge

Haven't seen the Griswold's flick except in bits and pieces on TV years ago. I'll look out for it. A Christmas Story is another fave of mine, I bought that one this week.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 19, 2009, 07:23:57 AM
A Christmas Story is another fave of mine, I bought that one this week.

I think I've only seen that once. I should get a copy.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on December 19, 2009, 07:25:38 AM
A Christmas Story is another fave of mine, I bought that one this week.

That's my favorite one, followed by the Griswold's Christmas Vacation.

My wife and I just watched 'Four Christmases' with Vince Vaughan and Reese Witherspoon.  We thought it would be a really big stinker, but it was actually very funny, quite enjoyable!  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on December 19, 2009, 07:28:33 AM
That's my favorite one, followed by the Griswold's Christmas Vacation.

My wife and I just watched 'Four Christmases' with Vince Vaughan and Reese Witherspoon.  We thought it would be a really big stinker, but it was actually very funny, quite enjoyable!  :D

I bought Fred Claus recently with Vince but haven't seen it or the one you mention with him yet.

The films he chooses seem to either be hilarious or real stinkers.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on December 19, 2009, 08:34:44 AM
We had a nesting pair in our yard this spring/summer.  Cool avatar!
Thank you. We also had a nesting pair, inside a hazel bush. The image is basically a 3 step process with Photoshop.

(http://www.minnit.de/bilder/cd430cf7.20091219.jpg)
(http://www.minnit.de/bilder/6a510d83.20091219.jpg)
(http://www.minnit.de/bilder/7e2e4727.20091219.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on December 21, 2009, 08:04:38 AM
moon knight
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on December 21, 2009, 09:56:01 AM
Setsuko Hara

(http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/Hara.JPG)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on December 21, 2009, 10:05:26 AM
Never heard of her, Monsieur Obscure.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on December 21, 2009, 10:10:32 AM
She was the Japanese Greta Garbo. :>
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on December 21, 2009, 10:11:02 AM
moon knight

Pick a damn avatar and stick with it!  :D ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on December 21, 2009, 10:20:21 AM
Pick a damn avatar and stick with it!  :D ;)

@#!% you, buddy!!!  >:(






(deep breaths)  :)
Title: Re: Advance Notice
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 21, 2009, 04:24:49 PM
I bet the new one will be Smurfin great.  8)

For the life of me, I can't recall what it is I had in my confused mind (must have had a drink too much that night)  ???.

But, being a smurf of my word, I'll come up with something.  :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Air on January 02, 2010, 03:44:24 PM
Um... Moriz Rosenthal??!!  :o ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on January 02, 2010, 04:27:39 PM
Um... Moriz Rosenthal??!!  :o ;D

Lemme guess, he's in the ring with Pachmann?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Air on January 02, 2010, 07:31:55 PM
Lemme guess, he's in the ring with Pachmann?
;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on January 02, 2010, 07:47:38 PM
;D

I put down a sawbuck on Rosenthal.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Papy Oli on January 16, 2010, 07:51:09 AM
"Les tontons flingueurs"
(clockwise from left : Francis Blanche, Bernard Blier, Lino Ventura)
Movie from the 60's
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lilas Pastia on January 16, 2010, 09:01:34 AM
A painting by Cornelius Krieghoff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Krieghoff), Canada's best-known painter. He specialized in winter scenes.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on January 16, 2010, 09:04:35 AM
Some dude playing a piano.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Carolus on January 16, 2010, 09:05:19 AM
All of you should know this guy.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on February 06, 2010, 07:42:48 AM
John, you are hilarious.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Spotswood on February 06, 2010, 08:20:15 AM
The tricolor at left (actually a  bicolor with two unicolors at either side)  is the flag of Philadelphia.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 31, 2010, 01:51:15 PM
This one just might stick:

(http://www.hollowearth.org/blog/uploaded_images/peanuts_records-723037.jpg)

Check out the composer, Ray! ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on March 31, 2010, 01:57:23 PM
This one just might stick:

(http://www.hollowearth.org/blog/uploaded_images/peanuts_records-723037.jpg)

I can dig it, bro fro anotho mo.   8)

Thread duty : Josef Hofmann's hands, as photographed for Time Life magazine.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 08, 2010, 11:38:44 AM
Thor's hammer. I'd like a pendant but there are sooo many to choose from. Oy.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Marc on April 08, 2010, 11:55:46 AM
I always wished I could play the piano as good as Rowlf. So I picked him and he was my loyal Avatar for years.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/35mm79e.jpg)

Last winter I watched the tv-series Twin Peaks again (DVD) and memories came back quite rapidly. Some young lady called Sherilyn Fenn played the character of Audrey Horne .... 'nuff said: had to say goodbye to Rowlf.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/o92scj.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 09, 2010, 04:57:47 AM
This one just might stick:
(http://www.hollowearth.org/blog/uploaded_images/peanuts_records-723037.jpg)

That really is a cool avatar, Bill. Yes, stick with it...but change your username to Linus Schroeder  ;)

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 09, 2010, 04:59:45 AM
Some young lady called Sherilyn Fenn played the character of Audrey Horne ....

Yummiest avatar on the forum.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: sospiro on April 09, 2010, 06:09:16 AM
Palau de la Música Catalana (expect most people will know it though)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Marc on April 09, 2010, 09:15:56 AM
Yummiest avatar on the forum.
The avatar pic is taken at a rather dramatic and weird moment though (series Twin Peaks): the principal, with a broken voice, has just announced the murder of Laura Palmer, and all classmates are looking very compassionate and with sympathy to Laura's best friends Donna and James .... except that little snake Audrey Horne, who looks rather bored and seems to be thinking like what you did you expect with a girl like Laura anyway?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 13, 2010, 05:15:28 AM
I'm screaming for vengeance in a forum about classical music.  ::)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on April 13, 2010, 05:23:03 AM
I'm screaming for vengeance in a forum about classical music.  ::)

Hey that's my favorite Judas Priest album! :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on April 13, 2010, 05:23:31 AM
Hey that's my favorite Judas Priest album! :)

Mine too! I knew I liked you.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on April 14, 2010, 03:10:37 PM
Mike, is that Strasbourg?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 14, 2010, 07:27:18 PM
George pointed out that someone has already been using this avatar, though on a different forum.  Not sitting well at this end.  Like something stuck between my teeth and no toothpick to be had.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on April 14, 2010, 07:28:16 PM
Bill, I love that avatar so much that I just saved it to my hard drive in case you get rid of it!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 14, 2010, 07:30:52 PM
Bill, I love that avatar so much that I just saved it to my hard drive in case you get rid of it!

Yup.  George cropped it for me a few days back.  Dude must actually work for Pixar as he did it in seconds.  Now where is that toothpick. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 14, 2010, 07:38:43 PM
Here are the other two I sport at the other forum, Brian:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ESC4bygtp2M/R0rRmdmhRpI/AAAAAAAACEY/q4qreInpREg/s400/Schulz+Schroeder+and+Lucy.gif)

and
(http://www.fabrics.net/colpics/GR_1A300.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 15, 2010, 07:50:08 PM
Mike, is that Strasbourg?

I thought it was Paris. I may be wrong. I usually use one of my own photos, but when I tried to do change it, for once the system refused to accept any of the URLs. from Photobucket. I went onto picture search and lots were rejected as not being Avatars. Eventually this one stuck...so I retained it. But I had not gone into the site itself to see what it was because I though it was Notre Dame.

Mike

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on April 16, 2010, 03:22:27 AM
I thought it was Paris. I may be wrong. I usually use one of my own photos, but when I tried to do change it, for once the system refused to accept any of the URLs. from Photobucket. I went onto picture search and lots were rejected as not being Avatars. Eventually this one stuck...so I retained it. But I had not gone into the site itself to see what it was because I though it was Notre Dame.
A problem with the French ones is that almost all of them are officially called Notre-Dame-de-Wherever.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 16, 2010, 05:21:24 AM
Always excepting this one, Saint Chapelle Paris. A building basically without walls.

(http://www.visitingdc.com/images/sainte-chapelle-paris.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on April 16, 2010, 07:07:53 AM
Here are the other two I sport at the other forum, Brian:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ESC4bygtp2M/R0rRmdmhRpI/AAAAAAAACEY/q4qreInpREg/s400/Schulz+Schroeder+and+Lucy.gif)

I wonder which sonata he's playing in this one...

Thanks! Saved 'em all.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on April 16, 2010, 07:58:43 AM
I wonder which sonata he's playing in this one...

Thanks! Saved 'em all.  :)

Me too.

I got a free download for the first person who figures it out.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 16, 2010, 03:04:50 PM
Me too.

I got a free download for the first person who figures it out.

Well, this would have been GREAT to see and HEAR. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on April 17, 2010, 01:10:49 PM
Aya Hirano. (she's a voice actor)  8)

(http://www.ayahirano.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/aya-hirano7.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Rxo-dVWeH5A/SbPMy4elwhI/AAAAAAAAFO0/HXvq-TA0lo4/s400/Aya_Hirano_picture_001.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Rxo-dVWeH5A/SbPM0CNREvI/AAAAAAAAFPU/9Ij9uvq8YKg/s400/Aya_Hirano_picture_005.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Rxo-dVWeH5A/SbPMzzunNMI/AAAAAAAAFPM/Xuuh35-J1lk/s400/Aya_Hirano_picture_004.jpg)
(http://myotakuhalf.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/3177_1.jpg?w=450&h=800)


What's everyone's favorite picture, btw?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: jlaurson on April 24, 2010, 11:25:01 AM
A painting by Cornelius Krieghoff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Krieghoff), Canada's best-known painter. He specialized in winter scenes.

No shit.



Thread duty: The old WETA Logo in reduced form. Specifically chosen (apart from plugging WETA, that is) to be flat and not take up a lot of space in case my posts contain just a few lines.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on April 25, 2010, 01:33:51 AM
She nevertheless still looks only about 15.

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: jlaurson on April 25, 2010, 01:45:24 AM
She nevertheless still looks only about 15.


True. If a grown man made that his avatar, the only message I'd get from that is: Never the f*#$ agree to meet that sick weirdo and make your children are locked away and safe if and when he's on the prowl. But then I don't understand the worn-underwear dispensing machines, either.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2010, 08:22:08 PM
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/05/01/world/01oud_650.jpg)

Joao Silva for the New York Times. Published May 1, 2008; later became a cover photo for The Economist. Possibly my favorite photograph of all time, especially for the symbolism: this is a craftsman building an oud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdr-ShQ8KIc) at his workshop in Baghdad. Out of something ugly, or ordinary, or humble, something so beautiful can be born.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: canninator on April 28, 2010, 10:36:37 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HzNXdX6RD8c/R2ebR3AzaxI/AAAAAAAAAX8/Jtj4SaT-if4/s320/musica+vihuela-libro+de+alonso+mudarra.jpg)

A detail from an engraving contained within Tres libros de musica en cifras para vihuela by Alonso Mudarra (1546).

Il Furioso was the pseudonym of the great 17th century guitarist-composer Giovanni Foscarini.
(http://www.monicahall.co.uk/images/Fos/Foscariniportrait.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: jlaurson on April 29, 2010, 03:31:35 AM
[img width=200 ]http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/05/01/world/01oud_650.jpg[/img]

Joao Silva for the New York Times. Published May 1, 2008; later became a cover photo for The Economist. Possibly my favorite photograph of all time, especially for the symbolism: this is a craftsman building an oud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdr-ShQ8KIc) at his workshop in Baghdad. Out of something ugly, or ordinary, or humble, something so beautiful can be born.

Truly a gorgeous picture. Of course, even knowing it isn't you, I imagine it is. (Just like I though Sarge, a trim ex-military man, would wear a helmet. [He didn't.])
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on April 29, 2010, 06:46:46 AM
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/05/01/world/01oud_650.jpg)

Joao Silva for the New York Times. Published May 1, 2008; later became a cover photo for The Economist. Possibly my favorite photograph of all time, especially for the symbolism: this is a craftsman building an oud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdr-ShQ8KIc) at his workshop in Baghdad. Out of something ugly, or ordinary, or humble, something so beautiful can be born.

When I first came back to this forum Brian, I thought that was a picture of you! :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on April 29, 2010, 04:57:01 PM
When I first came back to this forum Brian, I thought that was a picture of you! :D

The same. What added to this is that your posts are well beyond the sophistication that I would have been able to create at age 20.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on June 08, 2010, 06:06:49 AM
On the general topic of avatars, I thought it worth reviving this thread to address something that bothers me a little.

There was a discussion in the 'Listening' thread where I was thinking out loud that I'm probably the only one along with Sarge who has never changed their avatars, and was found to be patently incorrect, and then was wondering out loud how how many have actually never changed it.


But I'd like to make something, that all this thinking out loud might have distorted, explicit:

I never intended to suggest someone who doesn't change their avatar is somehow superior, more 'settled', or whatever else, compared to one who does. To name just one example, I utterly love Bruce's gallery of avatars, and the fact that they change.

Probably the one thing that does bother me is avatars that change too quickly to keep up with - like Greg's, or MN Dave's at some point.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on June 08, 2010, 07:16:46 AM
Probably the one thing that does bother me is avatars that change too quickly to keep up with - like Greg's, or MN Dave's at some point.

Surely Eugene, this means you were never a fan of 'Rodent Avatar Fridays'  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on June 08, 2010, 07:38:45 AM
Surely Eugene, this means you were never a fan of 'Rodent Avatar Fridays'  ;D

Surely you mean Furry-days? ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on June 08, 2010, 08:05:59 AM
*goes off and considers starting to change it every day

Avatars are like underwear!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on June 08, 2010, 08:15:33 AM
*goes off and considers starting to change it every day

Avatars are like underwear!

How about you pick a theme, and use variations on it?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Scarpia on June 08, 2010, 02:19:14 PM
Mine's currently a painting by Edward Hopper.  I might change it to other paintings by Edward Hopper.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: greg on June 08, 2010, 02:59:23 PM
How about you pick a theme, and use variations on it?
Haha, maybe I already have, unintentionally? Anime!  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 08, 2010, 04:47:04 PM
Mine's currently a painting by Edward Hopper.  I might change it to other paintings by Edward Hopper.

That would be cool.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 10, 2010, 12:17:39 PM
Me on 9/9/09, the day the Beatles remasters were released. They had a bunch of costumes to put on at the Best Buy I went to and they took your photo once you chose your getup. Not being one to participate in things like this, I can't recall why I did it. I don't think I have ever done a realistic avatar before, so I wanted to try one out.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: kishnevi on June 10, 2010, 04:56:34 PM
Me on 9/9/09, the day the Beatles remasters were released. They had a bunch of costumes to put on at the Best Buy I went to and they took your photo once you chose your getup. Not being one to participate in things like this, I can't recall why I did it. I don't think I have ever done a realistic avatar before, so I wanted to try one out.

Are you sure a picture featuring a flourescent blue outfit can be termed "realistic"? :)

It's certainly a change of pace from from the disembodied hands.

Thread duty, since I've just changed mine:
The Seal of Rassilon, from the "old school" Doctor Who.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2010, 05:51:44 PM
There was a discussion in the 'Listening' thread where I was thinking out loud that I'm probably the only one along with Sarge who has never changed their avatars, and was found to be patently incorrect, and then was wondering out loud how how many have actually never changed it.

When I first joined the forums my avatar was a picture of Dvorak; I believe I made the change over to the gentleman with the oud in 2008. Since then, it has only been altered on rare and brief occasions - for instance, after the Giants-Patriots Super Bowl and on an 'Arrested Development Avatar Friday.' I really don't foresee making any long-term avatar changes, or not until I see a photograph which might be more interesting or more beautiful to me than this one.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on June 10, 2010, 05:57:01 PM
Josef Hoffman's hands from Life Magazine.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: knight66 on June 10, 2010, 10:32:43 PM
Rather better than the 'Gilbert and George' lookalike picture.

http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n98-79330

Mike
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: jlaurson on June 11, 2010, 12:32:00 AM
Me on 9/9/09, the day the Beatles remasters were released. They had a bunch of costumes to put on at the Best Buy I went to and they took your photo once you chose your getup. Not being one to participate in things like this, I can't recall why I did it. I don't think I have ever done a realistic avatar before, so I wanted to try one out.

Thanks for going back. I wasn't even sure if that wasn't a different George.  :(
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on June 11, 2010, 01:38:17 AM
When I first joined the forums my avatar was a picture of Dvorak; I believe I made the change over to the gentleman with the oud in 2008. Since then, it has only been altered on rare and brief occasions - for instance, after the Giants-Patriots Super Bowl and on an 'Arrested Development Avatar Friday.' I really don't foresee making any long-term avatar changes, or not until I see a photograph which might be more interesting or more beautiful to me than this one.

Wasn't there a time you used close-up of Kleiber from the DG Brahms recording? I used to identify you with that picture... or was that someone else? ???

I wouldn't mind having the image below as my avatar, Jens' and Sarge's possible bewilderment notwithstanding, but it'll be too small.

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/funny-pictures-2001-cat.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: vandermolen on June 11, 2010, 02:08:08 AM
Joly Braga Santos - the great Portuguese composer (1924-1988)

Try symphonies 1-4 and Symphonic Variations if you don't know them.  Oops, not supposed to talk about music here  :-X
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on June 11, 2010, 05:21:10 AM
Joly Braga Santos - the great Portuguese composer (1924-1988)

Try symphonies 1-4 and Symphonic Variations if you don't know them.  Oops, not supposed to talk about music here  :-X

He looks a bit like Stravinsky from the side.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on June 11, 2010, 05:47:47 AM
He looks a bit like Stravinsky from the side.
Yes. Even Prokofiev crossed my mind for a moment.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 11, 2010, 05:58:30 AM
Wasn't there a time you used close-up of Kleiber from the DG Brahms recording? I used to identify you with that picture... or was that someone else? ???

Oh yeah! That was even before Mr Dvorak, I think. I did in fact change it because people thought I was depressed all the time.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on June 11, 2010, 05:59:44 AM
I did in fact change it because people thought I was depressed all the time.

Heh. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on July 12, 2010, 03:56:57 AM
http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/YellSign.shtml
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on July 12, 2010, 04:54:53 AM
That is the insignia of the Grammar Nazi. It should be banned in the interwebs.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on July 12, 2010, 04:55:57 AM
That is the insignia of the Grammar Nazi. It should be banned in the interwebs.

?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on July 12, 2010, 05:06:04 AM
?

That, the exclamation mark; the semi-colon and the comma, and of course, the full stop. They are all there in the logo...seems apt for the Grammar Nazi. :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on July 12, 2010, 05:08:38 AM
That, the exclamation mark; the semi-colon and the comma, and of course, the full stop. They are all there in the logo...seems apt for the Grammar Nazi. :D

Works for me.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on August 06, 2010, 02:26:47 PM
Mine is from a contemporary artist new to me, Mark Grotjahn: Ruby Needs New Diapers (Thirteen Months of High Stakes Poker 741), 2007-2008, color pencil on paper, 67 x 47 3/4 inches
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: drogulus on August 06, 2010, 03:19:01 PM
He looks a bit like Stravinsky from the side.

     I wouldn't want to look like the side of Stravinsky, even if it was his good side. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/tongue.gif)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on August 30, 2010, 05:03:16 PM
The lord of the jungle.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on August 30, 2010, 05:16:22 PM
Mine is a cartoon image of the great Villa-Lobos. One of my absolute favorite composers.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 30, 2010, 06:48:22 PM






<----- no, this is not the gun he killed his wife with
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on August 30, 2010, 09:23:59 PM
Something I made in Photoshop. Can I have a thread now?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sid on August 30, 2010, 10:43:55 PM
I wanted one of the great buildings here in Sydney, but something other than the famous opera house on Bennelong Point. My avatar is the Queen Victoria Building (built in the 1890's) which is like a Victorian shopping mall in the heart of the city. It's really a great work of art, with it's carved sandstone facade, ornate domes and decoratively tiled floors inside. Can you believe that in the 1960's it was almost demolished for a car park? Finally in the 1980's it was bought and restored by an Asian company. The interior had to be rebuilt virtually from scratch as it had been converted to Art Deco style in the 1930's. Needless to say, this is one of my favourite buildings in this city...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 31, 2010, 02:21:11 AM
Something I made in Photoshop. Can I have a thread now?

Only if you use it for self-promotion and monetary gain...in the grand tradition of such threads. Like your avatar, by the way.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on August 31, 2010, 03:45:56 AM
Don't forget to call it a limited edition - this can justify the msot absurd of mark-ups.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on August 31, 2010, 04:01:50 AM
Can I have a thread now?

Go for it.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 01, 2010, 07:11:31 PM
Let's start the bidding low. Say, $10,000?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 02, 2010, 05:35:19 AM
Let's start the bidding low. Say, $10,000?

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 02, 2010, 05:53:03 AM
Philistines... you... you don't even know art!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 02, 2010, 05:55:34 AM
Philistines... you... you don't even know art!

Did I win?

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 02, 2010, 05:57:14 AM
My art is too good for the world. I'm taking it back!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 17, 2010, 08:02:29 AM
I go to the lava-tree!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 18, 2010, 07:00:52 AM
Another photoshop thing. Big version:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs338.ash2/61817_431770456537_687686537_5248779_1150013_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Scarpia on September 18, 2010, 07:03:59 AM
Let's start the bidding low. Say, $10,000?

It's not as if it is a Saul piece.  No princess, no fog-shrouded castle, no white horse.  You call that art?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on September 18, 2010, 07:05:51 AM
It's not as if it is a Saul piece.  No princess, no fog-shrouded castle, no white horse.  You call that art?

LOL
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Elgarian on September 18, 2010, 07:32:21 AM
Another photoshop thing. Big version:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs338.ash2/61817_431770456537_687686537_5248779_1150013_n.jpg)
Didn't quite get it at first, but then spotted that particularly telling shade of green 21 mm from the right, and 42 mm from the bottom. Perfect. And in just the right place.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 18, 2010, 04:41:08 PM
Well hey, I like Brice Marden and Barnett Newman, so go figure.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidRoss on September 18, 2010, 07:47:12 PM
Well hey, I like Brice Marden and Barnett Newman, so go figure.
I like it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on September 18, 2010, 07:51:50 PM
My guy - Pete.

I had selected another picture, but I have a feeling that it would not have gone over so well.

 :-*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 18, 2010, 08:17:58 PM
Who is that?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on September 18, 2010, 08:22:13 PM
Who is that?

Peter Saarsgard, Actor (sp?)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on September 18, 2010, 08:31:54 PM
It's Peter Sarsgaard (pretty close on the spelling there George).

Probably the actor, from this generation, that I would rank the highest in regards to the quality of his acting ability.

Plus he's just so damn cute.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 18, 2010, 08:39:29 PM
Don't think I've ever seen anything with him in it, but he is a looker indeed. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Elgarian on September 18, 2010, 10:35:49 PM
Well hey, I like Brice Marden and Barnett Newman, so go figure.
Just to be clear: I wasn't knocking it. I was just having an impulsive silly moment.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: The new erato on September 18, 2010, 11:37:19 PM
Flying the flag here in case you haven't noticed. As I don't see much fun in avatars, I'm not likely to change it (unless I move to Sweden!).
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on September 19, 2010, 06:21:43 AM
Don't think I've ever seen anything with him in it, but he is a looker indeed. :)

Oh? You really should.

I'd suggest Kinsey, Shattered Glass, or An Education to get you started. In that order, unless you're a bit of a prude, then scratch Kinsey off the list.  :-*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lisz on September 19, 2010, 06:26:47 AM
This was my first avi on GMG -- the original forum in 2006.

If I recall correctly, we were all llamas when we first signed on.....not sure why? :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on September 20, 2010, 07:24:00 AM
This was my first avi on GMG -- the original forum in 2006.

If I recall correctly, we were all llamas when we first signed on.....not sure why? :)

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/FbwkkXGmFrI/1.jpg)

Release las llamas!!!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 20, 2010, 07:38:23 AM
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/FbwkkXGmFrI/1.jpg)

Release las llamas!!!

This could be a variation on 'Rodent Avatar Fridays'!   ;D  Perhaps we should institute a 'Llama Lundi'?  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 20, 2010, 07:43:41 AM
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/FbwkkXGmFrI/1.jpg)

Release las llamas!!!

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l468en9gvQ1qcsvnpo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lisz on September 21, 2010, 01:21:27 PM
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/FbwkkXGmFrI/1.jpg)

Release las llamas!!!

lol! So glad to resurrect the topic!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 25, 2010, 05:59:40 AM
Gerhard Richter's Ice (1). I was recently able to see the permanent collection of Gerhard's work at the Museum of the Art Institute here in Chicago and they are just astounding to behold. He is probably my favorite painter still working today.

(http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebLarge/WebImg_000103/6235_883057.jpg)

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on September 25, 2010, 06:03:21 AM
My avatar is none other than the great Henri Dutilleux. Quite possibly my favorite French composer after Ravel and Debussy.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on September 25, 2010, 07:12:46 AM
Gerhard Richter's Ice (1). I was recently able to see the permanent collection of Gerhard's work at the Museum of the Art Institute here in Chicago and they are just astounding to behold. He is probably my favorite painter still working today.


That's an extraordinary painting. Thanks for introducing it to me.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on September 25, 2010, 08:09:54 AM
That's an extraordinary painting. Thanks for introducing it to me.

It makes me think of Birch Trees.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 25, 2010, 08:11:55 AM
Yes, me too!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidRoss on September 28, 2010, 05:32:47 PM
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/44/m_6204b8e5c8987d9315eb4c36fbc7cc8c.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on September 28, 2010, 05:33:41 PM
Dalai Parton?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: The new erato on September 28, 2010, 10:53:48 PM
It makes me think of Birch Trees.
My reaction exactly and was going to post that when I saw your exchange. Yes; this is an example of misleading marketing.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 04, 2010, 10:34:36 AM
I think this one is going to stick. At least for a while.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on October 04, 2010, 10:59:21 AM
Robert Bly, my favorite poet.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: CD on October 04, 2010, 03:31:54 PM
I hadn't heard of him until you made that poem your signature. I like it.

My avatar is another Gerhard painting. I love how he moves from paintings like the photo-realist work, the abstract paintings and the post-painterly abstract works like this one.

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/GerhardRichter-25Farben2007.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on October 04, 2010, 06:56:53 PM
I hadn't heard of him until you made that poem your signature. I like it.


Glad that you like it. I first came across Bly back in 1992 with my grandfather, through one of his men conferences (we had it on tape), being that it is cyber era, I updated it, and posted it on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/v/zeb8-KBq4b0
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on October 04, 2010, 08:42:09 PM
My needs no introduction: the great Alban Berg.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sid on October 07, 2010, 09:58:26 PM
I've changed mine to another historic building of Sydney, Cadman's Cottage (1816) (the oldest residential building in the city). My avatar was previously the Queen Victoria Building. I plan to change them now and again, every few months...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 09, 2010, 06:00:10 PM
DEAD EARTH: The Vengeance Road

Available in November wherever fine alien/zombie books are sold.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 11, 2010, 04:37:28 PM
Edgar Allan Bro.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 11, 2010, 05:11:22 PM
Edgar Allan Bro.

lol
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Benji on October 11, 2010, 05:28:22 PM
DEAD EARTH: The Vengeance Road

Available in November wherever fine alien/zombie books are sold.  ;D

i.e. the Alibrary or Zombookshop.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 11, 2010, 06:06:29 PM
i.e. the Alibrary or Zombookshop.

Indeed.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: bwv 1080 on October 12, 2010, 11:46:50 AM
this is my progeny
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 12, 2010, 11:49:32 AM
this is my progeny

Hell yeah. \m/
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 15, 2010, 04:30:21 PM
The man: Ludwig van.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on October 15, 2010, 04:31:02 PM
Nice! Although I was fond of hip Edgar.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 15, 2010, 04:35:53 PM
Nice! Although I was fond of hip Edgar.

Yeah, me too. :(  Though this is more appropriate for this crowd.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on October 16, 2010, 08:26:23 PM
Limited time Halloween avatar, then back to Schroeder with the records.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on October 16, 2010, 08:40:35 PM
Limited time Halloween avatar, then back to Schroeder with the records.

Very cool, buddy!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on October 16, 2010, 09:40:02 PM
My avatar is a creppy Expressionist painting. I have no idea who painted it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on October 17, 2010, 04:36:35 AM
Damn. Now I want a Halloween avatar.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on October 17, 2010, 07:57:31 PM
My current favorite actor:

Toshiro Mifune
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on October 17, 2010, 08:14:53 PM
My current favorite actor:

Toshiro Mifune

Shogun!  Awesome.   :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on October 17, 2010, 08:24:09 PM
Shogun!  Awesome.   :)

Eff yeah!
 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Benji on October 18, 2010, 06:03:56 PM
Halloween Mog appearance, with profuse apologies to the weak of stomach  ;D

Just because this scene is to be the basis for my halloween costume. I'm making the paper mache alien this week. Photos to follow after the fact!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on October 18, 2010, 07:18:36 PM
Good luck with the alien!  I see another movie coming up: Alien vs Mog! :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on November 15, 2010, 07:42:31 AM
A reflection in the new Art of the Americas wing of the MFA.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: George on November 15, 2010, 10:34:55 AM
A reflection in the new Art of the Americas wing of the MFA.

Thanks, I had assumed it was you playing your clarinet in a courtyard, somewhere in Beantown.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Toonces on November 15, 2010, 01:34:57 PM
Toonces the driving cat, from SNL. Listening to classical music, of course!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on November 16, 2010, 01:32:14 PM
My current one is a work by Lee Bontecou.  My first time using art for an avatar, probably last since I'm not an artsy type. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on November 16, 2010, 01:46:57 PM
My current one is a work by Lee Bontecou.  My first time using art for an avatar, probably last since I'm not an artsy type. :)

I call it the Shattered Glass in Wood.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brewski on November 16, 2010, 01:47:59 PM
My current one is a work by Lee Bontecou.  My first time using art for an avatar, probably last since I'm not an artsy type. :)

Looks great--makes a very striking avatar.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: jlaurson on November 16, 2010, 01:59:44 PM
Toonces the driving cat, from SNL. Listening to classical music, of course!

No, Toonces... WATCH OUT!!!

Aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!



Good memories: One of the cats of my Ersatz-parents in Fargo was named Toonces... and she had her kittens in my room while I was staying over at their place for the summer.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on December 16, 2010, 04:57:28 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on December 16, 2010, 05:00:34 PM
Jonny Lee Miller as Jordan Chase
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: MN Dave on December 25, 2010, 01:00:44 PM
MNDAVEMNDAVE
MNDAVEMNDAVE
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on January 04, 2011, 11:10:46 AM
I wanted to use a Tapio-like avatar but decided to use a Shosta avatar. I like him with that funny cap. Must be the 1000th DCSH avatar btw.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on January 16, 2011, 09:07:43 AM
I hate to confuse everybody, since I've been using the oud-maker avatar for literally years now - as long as I can remember - but I took this photo of the organ at the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia during my stay in Barcelona, about ten minutes before my camera's battery died  ;D  , and a picture I took myself of as spectacular and musical a subject as this one, has to make for a cooler avatar... right?

By the way, the colors are like that because of light reflections from nearby stained-glass windows.  And as you can see from the attachment, this avatar makes a great desktop background!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: bwv 1080 on January 19, 2011, 03:01:14 PM
my latest toy, a fretless gourd banjo built by Barry Sholder in GA
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on January 19, 2011, 04:14:38 PM
I hate to confuse everybody, since I've been using the oud-maker avatar for literally years now - as long as I can remember - but I took this photo of the organ at the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia during my stay in Barcelona, about ten minutes before my camera's battery died  ;D  , and a picture I took myself of as spectacular and musical a subject as this one, has to make for a cooler avatar... right?

By the way, the colors are like that because of light reflections from nearby stained-glass windows.  And as you can see from the attachment, this avatar makes a great desktop background!

Beautiful, Brian! (I'll miss the oud-maker...)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: bwv 1080 on January 22, 2011, 09:07:20 AM
my latest toy, a fretless gourd banjo built by Barry Sholder in GA

you can hear it here

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,12400.msg483976.html#msg483976
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on May 25, 2011, 07:47:04 AM
Killer B's.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on May 25, 2011, 10:53:21 AM
My avatar is of one of my absolute favorite composers: Charles Koechlin.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on June 05, 2011, 06:02:48 PM
Love the new avatar Dave!  It makes us the young Dave and the old Dave. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: drogulus on June 05, 2011, 06:26:39 PM
Love the new avatar Dave!  It makes us the young Dave and the old Dave. ;D

     David, your avatar looks about 19. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/grin.gif)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on June 05, 2011, 06:35:51 PM
     David, your avatar looks about 19. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/grin.gif)

Young Brahms: girls are pretty! :)

Old Brahms: I think I'll burn another string quartet.  Why can't they be perfect!?! >:(

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 05, 2011, 06:43:54 PM
Paget's Sherlock Holmes.....this is the avatar that I had when the old GMG closed its doors.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: eyeresist on June 05, 2011, 06:51:51 PM
Old Brahms is letting one rip.

That Sherlock sure looks skeletal!
 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 05, 2011, 06:55:16 PM
Old Brahms is letting one rip.

That Sherlock sure looks skeletal!

Here you go:

http://www.arthes.com/holmes/
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:01:21 AM
old brahms
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 03:02:18 AM
Looks like an amalgam of Ives and Koechlin . . . .
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:02:55 AM
Looks like an amalgam of Ives and Koechlin . . . .

no




 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 03:03:35 AM
Lady Ga-Ga and Chewbacca?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:05:05 AM
Lady Ga-Ga and Chewbacca?

ha!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 06, 2011, 03:14:48 AM
My avatar is of one of my absolute favorite composers: Charles Koechlin.

Ah, that clears that up! :)

8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:36:11 AM
My own image of a duck with fish in the background.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 03:37:35 AM
Brahms in Duluth . . . .
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:38:40 AM
Brahms in Duluth . . . .

Brahms in Scottsdale.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 27, 2011, 05:56:23 AM
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on June 27, 2011, 06:08:25 AM
Oh, I didn't mean to drive you from Falk, Bill!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on June 27, 2011, 06:14:28 AM
Oh, I didn't mean to drive you from Falk, Bill!

Well there was also Brian, just one too many Columbos! ;D 

I need a new avatar myself... :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on June 27, 2011, 06:15:43 AM
Oh, I didn't mean to drive you from Falk, Bill!

Naw....now decided to go with a bit of Shag art for summer grillin' and chillin'. :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 27, 2011, 07:48:04 AM
I need a new avatar myself... :)
May I suggest Columbo? :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on June 27, 2011, 07:49:25 AM
We need an av of Colombo saying to JS Bach, "Oh, one more question . . . ."
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on June 27, 2011, 08:18:43 AM
My avatar is the great Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on June 27, 2011, 08:19:26 AM
Haha yeah Columbo grilling Bach! :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on June 27, 2011, 08:35:30 AM
We need an av of Colombo saying to JS Bach, "Oh, one more question . . . ."

Columbo: You gonna finish that fugue?
Bach: Be my guest.

*Fugue turns out to be a brand of cigar*
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on August 14, 2011, 12:48:35 PM
My new avatar. :)

(http://thebluegrassspecial.com/archive/2011/july2011/imagesjuly2011/haydn2.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2011, 12:51:35 PM
That could kinda fit Janacek too. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on August 14, 2011, 07:01:03 PM
Artwork that we were unable to see while on our trip in Boston:

(http://www.oilpaintings-art.com/Movement/big/JanVermeer-22.jpg)

The Concert: a painting of c. 1664 by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.  Still has not been recovered. :-\
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on August 15, 2011, 05:39:01 AM
Oh did you go to the MFA Bill?  Or the Harvard Art Museums?  They're great! :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Jay F on August 15, 2011, 03:18:04 PM



<-------- Richard Diebenkorn's "Horizon Ocean View" (1959).(http://197462_1504392384620_1678568165_965437_2682085_n)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 15, 2011, 06:54:25 PM
<---- Jacques, my son's Sock Monkey. Not sure why he's French, but I made him to be, he even has a French accent. I was contemplating celebrating my 500 post with a new avatar though.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lisa needs braces on August 17, 2011, 04:08:08 AM
Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Good series.

Question -- I had actually made this gif avatar months earlier, but (for me) it just appeared. I had actually forgotten about it, but I guess something must have updated on my browser or something. Anyway, was I sporting it this whole time or did something change in the forums to allow it to appear?

 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on August 17, 2011, 04:32:46 AM
Question -- I had actually made this gif avatar months earlier, but (for me) it just appeared. I had actually forgotten about it, but I guess something must have updated on my browser or something. Anyway, was I sporting it this whole time or did something change in the forums to allow it to appear?

I have not seen you with an avatar in a long time, except it when it said hot linking not allowed! :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: lisa needs braces on August 17, 2011, 04:38:35 AM
I have not seen you with an avatar in a long time, except it when it said hot linking not allowed! :D

Aha.

No hot linking allowed-- the 4'33 of avatars.


Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 03, 2011, 03:18:32 PM
At first glance, I thought MN Dave's avatar was of a baseball player.  Perhaps a 'Cooperstown' image.

Now I realize it is of a violinist.   :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 03, 2011, 03:19:28 PM
Artwork that we were unable to see while on our trip in Boston:

(http://www.oilpaintings-art.com/Movement/big/JanVermeer-22.jpg)

The Concert: a painting of c. 1664 by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.  Still has not been recovered. :-\

Yup, it sure looks great in my living room, Bill.   :D 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 03, 2011, 03:58:19 PM
Now I realize it is of a violinist.   :D

It is. He's a nice fellow if you don't piss him off.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 04, 2011, 02:02:00 AM
Artwork that we were unable to see while on our trip in Boston:

(http://www.oilpaintings-art.com/Movement/big/JanVermeer-22.jpg)

The Concert: a painting of c. 1664 by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.  Still has not been recovered. :-\


I live round the corner from where Vermeer (must have) lived and worked...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 04, 2011, 03:01:11 AM
<---- Jacques, my son's Sock Monkey. Not sure why he's French, but I made him to be, he even has a French accent. I was contemplating celebrating my 500 post with a new avatar though.

I'm glad you didn't change it. Love the Sock Monkey and...well, it's so you  ;D


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 04, 2011, 08:27:24 AM
I'm glad you didn't change it. Love the Sock Monkey and...well, it's so you  ;D


Sarge

Thanks, Sarge.
Perhaps I'll just change it to another Sock Monkey pic. I would hate to lose the respect of my fellow GMG'rs because I deleted Jacques!  :o :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on September 05, 2011, 06:18:41 PM
Yup, it sure looks great in my living room, Bill.   :D 8)

Ah....looks like it disappeared again, Ray!   ;D  Wallander for now.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on September 05, 2011, 06:21:06 PM

I live round the corner from where Vermeer (must have) lived and worked...

Oh!, pictures if you can.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on September 06, 2011, 03:32:18 PM
At first glance, I thought MN Dave's avatar was of a baseball player.  Perhaps a 'Cooperstown' image.

Yup, the spittin' image of 'ol Sam Thompson, right down to the lefty stance!

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 06, 2011, 04:30:16 PM
Yup, the spittin' image of 'ol Sam Thompson, right down to the lefty stance!

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Grazioso on September 07, 2011, 03:54:23 AM
Mine should be obvious if you were alive during the 20th century  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on September 07, 2011, 07:16:31 AM
Mine should be obvious if you were alive during the 20th century  :D

(http://images1.makefive.com/images/entertainment/celebrity/hottest-celebrity-couples-past-and-present/marilyn-monroe-and-joe-dimaggio-7.jpg)

Ol' Sam had the moustache but Joltin' Joe got the babe!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: karlhenning on September 07, 2011, 07:17:42 AM
That floozie . . . .
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Marc on September 07, 2011, 09:51:13 AM

I live round the corner from where Vermeer (must have) lived and worked...

Is Griet still around?

;D

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2mg5g87.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 10:58:19 AM
Is Griet still around?

 ;D

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2mg5g87.jpg)


Oh, multiple 'Grieten', this being a university town. My 'view of Delft' can be very lovely....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Marc on September 07, 2011, 11:14:09 AM

Oh, multiple 'Grieten', this being a university town. My 'view of Delft' can be very lovely....

You don't say.

;)

Yes, the centre of Delft is beautiful indeed.

Here, under the 'Olle Grieze' (in Groningen), there's nothing to complain about 'wichter' (grieten) either. And you know what, entering the church of the 'Olle Grieze' is very worthwhile, too: one can find a great organ in there! :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 11:15:58 AM
You don't say.

 ;)

Yes, the centre of Delft is beautiful indeed.

Here, under the 'Olle Grieze' (in Groningen), there's nothing to complain about 'wichter' (grieten) either. And you know what, entering the church of the 'Olle Grieze' is very worthwhile, too: one can find a great organ in there! :)


After all that, I wouldn't have expected the organ to be small.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Marc on September 07, 2011, 11:27:49 AM

After all that, I wouldn't have expected the organ to be small.  ;D

:P

It's the Alkmaar organ in my avatar at the moment, though (topic duty). Another beauty .... and the grieten over there say cheese. Interesting city.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/pucdw.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 11:30:50 AM
Well, refreshing to see a brunette instead of the eternal blonde...  8)


I like your avatar! Mine hasn't changed since I joined in July 2007. I think people would be in shock if I changed it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 11:34:28 AM
Mine hasn't changed since I joined in July 2007. I think people would be in shock if I changed it.

I know I would.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 11:39:35 AM
I know I would.


Said the man who would shock everyone if he didn't change his avatar every week.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 11:40:15 AM

Said the man who would shock everyone if he didn't change his avatar every week.

I get bored.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 12:15:01 PM
I like your avatar! Mine hasn't changed since I joined in July 2007. I think people would be in shock if I changed it.

Could be fatal to some. Please don't change it. I have enough stress in my life.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 12:16:50 PM

It's the Alkmaar organ in my avatar at the moment...

I miss Audrey  :(


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 12:19:37 PM
Could be fatal to some. Please don't change it. I have enough stress in my life.


Like losing Audrey, I know. I'll be more considerate than Marc.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 12:20:19 PM

Like losing Audrey, I know. I'll be more considerate than Marc.

Thank you  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 12:28:30 PM
Here's my new one!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 12:29:34 PM
I get bored.  ;D

Oh my God!  I actually thought it was Sarge who posted this!!  I think we should all change our avatars to Sarge's.  Hee hee!

Dave - you are for sure going to get nuked by Sarge now!   :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 12:29:47 PM
Here's my new one!



 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 12:37:29 PM
Here's my new one!

Bastard
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 12:38:59 PM
Bwah-ha-haaa-a-aa-aa...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 12:39:55 PM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 12:44:03 PM
Bwah-ha-haaa-a-aa-aa...



(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/aug11/MN%20Dave%20nuked.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 12:45:36 PM


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/aug11/MN%20Dave%20nuked.jpg)

If you nuke Minnesota, I'm probably a goner too.  I'm too close!  Use the machine gun instead.   :D 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 12:46:16 PM
Who's MN Dave?  ???
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 12:46:29 PM
If you nuke Minnesota, I'm probably a goner too.  I'm too close!  Use the machine gun instead.   :D 8)

Too late....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 12:46:48 PM


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/aug11/MN%20Dave%20nuked.jpg)


That'll teach him.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 12:47:29 PM
Too late....

Where's the nearest bunker!?!?!  :'(
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 12:48:24 PM
Who's MN Dave?  ???


The Anti-Sarge plays dumb.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 12:49:45 PM
Retaliation!
(http://www.kevincharnas.com/uploaded_images/earth-exploding-731529.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 12:50:47 PM
This is the end of GMG as we know it.  :o
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 12:50:55 PM
Retaliation!
(http://www.kevincharnas.com/uploaded_images/earth-exploding-731529.jpg)


So endeth the forum of the day....
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 12:52:45 PM
ALL YOUR FORUM ARE BELONG TO US!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 12:53:53 PM
2012 has arrived early.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 12:54:59 PM
ALL YOUR FORUM ARE BELONG TO US!

 ;D :D ;D  ..but who is us?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 12:56:07 PM
ALL YOUR FORUM ARE BELONG TO US!

And all we have on board is Stockhausen!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 12:57:39 PM
;D :D ;D  ..but who is us?

MN Dave and all Minnesota celebrities, like Jesse Ventura, Prince, Bob Dylan, etc.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 01:01:02 PM
You know, when Dave reverts to his true identity, the last two pages are going to be complete nonsense to late arrivals  :D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 01:01:50 PM
MN Dave and all Minnesota celebrities, like Jesse Ventura, Prince, Bob Dylan, etc.

I could think of worse worlds  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 01:03:04 PM
You know, when Dave reverts to his true identity, the last two pages are going to be complete nonsense to late arrivals  :D

Sarge

That's what makes the 'Identify your Avatar' thread so wacky.  I wish it would retain the avatars people had for the specific posts they made.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 01:04:40 PM
That's what makes the 'Identify your Avatar' thread so wacky.  I wish it would retain the avatars people had for the specific posts they made.

Alas. But we had our fun!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:05:42 PM
Yep, I had fun. Thanks, guys.

Now, for a change...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 01:07:48 PM
Great Cthulhu!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:08:13 PM
This image is from a forthcoming antho in which I have a novella.  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 01:09:05 PM
Nice pic. And congrats on the publication, of course!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:09:23 PM
Nice pic. And congrats on the publication, of course!

Thank you, sir.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 01:10:01 PM
This image is from a forthcoming antho in which I have a novella.  :)

Cool...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 01:11:13 PM
I echo the sentiments, congrats on the publication Dave!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:11:23 PM
Cool...

In this novella, the building where the orchestra plays is called "Henning Hall."  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:11:54 PM
I echo the sentiments, congrats on the publication Dave!  :)

Thanks, Ray.

That means you're all buying one? Right? Guys...?

 ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 01:12:45 PM
No doubt I'll be seeing it on Facebook...

In this novella, the building where the orchestra plays is called "Henning Hall."  ;D

Nice one!!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 01:12:50 PM
Thanks, Ray.

That means you're all buying one? Right? Guys...?

 ;)

Sure!  Where can I get it, neighbor?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:13:57 PM
No doubt I'll be seeing it on Facebook...

Oh, no doubt at all.  :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:15:16 PM
Sure!  Where can I get it, neighbor?

Probably everywhere online, once it's released.

Any time now...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 01:15:55 PM
Probably everywhere online, once it's released.

Any time now...

OK, please let me know when dude!  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 01:17:07 PM
That means you're all buying one? Right? Guys...?

I support all forum endeavors: Andy, Cato...I'll buy Johan's book when an English translation is available.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:17:12 PM
OK, please let me know when dude!  8)

Will do, Ray. If you want a signed one, we can work something out. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:17:44 PM
I support all forum endeavors: Andy, Cato...I'll buy Johan's book when an English translation is available.

Sarge

 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 01:18:57 PM
Will do, Ray. If you want a signed one, we can work something out. :)

Most excellent....even better!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 01:20:40 PM
I support all forum endeavors: Andy, Cato...I'll buy Johan's book when an English translation is available.

Sarge

Aah... Who knows, a German translation might be there sooner and Mrs Rock will be able to read it!  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:21:23 PM
Aah... Who knows, a German translation might be there sooner and Mrs Rock will be able to read it!  ;D

Let's see this book! Link!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 01:27:38 PM
Let's see this book! Link!

Not so quick. First a Dutch publisher must take the bait. Two of them - big houses - are reading a big chunk of my novel. I am waiting for their reaction. I am not in the infamous 'slush pile', because I have people 'inside' who believe in my work. They recommended me. I am now finishing part 1. Next year I'll finish Part 2. I hope Part 1 will be published then, too. And Part 2 a year later (2013). Ergo: a translation can come in 2014 at the earliest!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:29:27 PM
Not so quick. First a Dutch publisher must take the bait. Two of them - big houses - are reading a big chunk of my novel. I am waiting for their reaction. I am not in the infamous 'slush pile', because I have people 'inside' who believe in my work. They recommended me. I am now finishing part 1. Next year I'll finish Part 2. I hope Part 1 will be published then, too. And Part 2 a year later (2013). Ergo: a translation can come in 2014 at the earliest!

Oh, okay.  :)  I'm sure it will be well worth the wait.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 01:30:57 PM
Aah... Who knows, a German translation might be there sooner and Mrs Rock will be able to read it!  ;D

I could read it too, at a snail's pace, and with the help of LEO  :D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on September 07, 2011, 01:32:26 PM
Where's the nearest bunker!?!?!  :'(

(http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/ic/blogs/channelsurfing/uploaded_images/archie-739720.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 01:33:22 PM
(http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/ic/blogs/channelsurfing/uploaded_images/archie-739720.jpg)

Duck and cover  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 01:34:47 PM
Oh, okay.  :)  I'm sure it will be well worth the wait.

There are unlucky people waiting much longer. I began in 1996, age 35... It's a very ambitious book, my very own 'Gothic'.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 07, 2011, 01:38:26 PM
(http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/ic/blogs/channelsurfing/uploaded_images/archie-739720.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 07, 2011, 01:39:29 PM
It's a very ambitious book, my very own 'Gothic'.

Let's hope you don't have to wait forty years for a first performance.


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 07, 2011, 01:50:34 PM
There are unlucky people waiting much longer. I began in 1996, age 35... It's a very ambitious book, my very own 'Gothic'.

Excellent.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 01:54:21 PM
Let's hope you don't have to wait forty years for a first performance.


There are aspects about Brian I don't much care for...  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Marc on September 08, 2011, 09:42:57 AM
It's the Alkmaar organ in my avatar at the moment.

I miss Audrey  :(

:'(

This remark made me cry. I like it when a man gets sensitive. I bet Audrey feels the same about that.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/24y62cg.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 19, 2011, 02:54:38 AM
A gunslinger dude from the iPhone shooter game Westbang.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: North Star on September 19, 2011, 11:28:07 AM
It's an integral - and not even a proper one!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on September 19, 2011, 11:29:41 AM
My avatar is the underrated Florent Schmitt whose recording catalog is downright pitiful, but I'm glad that he has been given some performances on disc.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on September 19, 2011, 11:31:09 AM
I like your avatar! Mine hasn't changed since I joined in July 2007. I think people would be in shock if I changed it.

I admit, when I first saw that avatar I thought that he was almost rictus in his grimmacing stare, but in larger versions the pic is far warmer. Strange.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on September 19, 2011, 02:57:00 PM
I admit, when I first saw that avatar I thought that he was almost rictus in his grimmacing stare, but in larger versions the pic is far warmer. Strange.

Perhaps the subconscious cues you pick up from the larger version are below the perception threshold in the small one. :D


I now find myself wondering if someone's done research to quantify that threshold for pictures of faces.

(It's pretty likely someone has!)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lethevich on September 19, 2011, 03:31:35 PM
Click for full-size
(http://i.imgur.com/jyRZe.png)

It's around the 5th-6th when smile becomes a snarl, I think it's due to the eyes becoming too small to focus on. Also the shadows replace real shapes, and give the perception that the face is in a more angular expression.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: kishnevi on September 19, 2011, 05:29:35 PM
The King of Cups (one of the four "Minor Arcana" suits of the standard Tarot) as drawn by an artist named Brian Williams, part of a deck published as "Renaissance Tarot".  I've had this deck for a number of years, and it's very well done, the artwork drawing on the imagery and style of 16th century Italy, and each Minor Arcana suit is assigned to an Italian city--Cups, being linked to the element of Water, naturally was assigned to Venice, so the King is wearing the Doge's cap and the building serving as his throne is the Doge's Palace.

I may change to another version of this card from another suit in a little while, but I'll let this one stand long enough for folks to see it.  I'm using the King of Cups because it is linked to the three decans (decan--10 degree section of the Zodiac) which include my birthday.  I might also use the Nine of Cups, which is linked to my birthday's specific decan.

BTW, this is motivated by a renewed interest in collecting Tarot decks that was set off by a discussion in--where else?--The Diner.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on September 19, 2011, 05:30:38 PM
The King of Cups (one of the four "Minor Arcana" suits of the standard Tarot) as drawn by an artist named Brian Williams, part of a deck published as "Renaissance Tarot".  I've had this deck for a number of years, and it's very well done, the artwork drawing on the imagery and style of 16th century Italy, and each Minor Arcana suit is assigned to an Italian city--Cups, being linked to the element of Water, naturally was assigned to Venice, so the King is wearing the Doge's cap and the building serving as his throne is the Doge's Palace.

I may change to another version of this card from another suit in a little while, but I'll let this one stand long enough for folks to see it. 

BTW, this is motivated by a renewed interest in collecting Tarot decks that was set off by a discussion in--where else?--The Diner.

I have a deck here in my desk drawer. I tried readings for a while but freaked out my wife too often.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 19, 2011, 05:59:08 PM
The King of Cups (one of the four "Minor Arcana" suits of the standard Tarot) as drawn by an artist named Brian Williams, part of a deck published as "Renaissance Tarot".  I've had this deck for a number of years, and it's very well done, the artwork drawing on the imagery and style of 16th century Italy, and each Minor Arcana suit is assigned to an Italian city--Cups, being linked to the element of Water, naturally was assigned to Venice, so the King is wearing the Doge's cap and the building serving as his throne is the Doge's Palace.

I may change to another version of this card from another suit in a little while, but I'll let this one stand long enough for folks to see it.  I'm using the King of Cups because it is linked to the three decans (decan--10 degree section of the Zodiac) which include my birthday.  I might also use the Nine of Cups, which is linked to my birthday's specific decan.

BTW, this is motivated by a renewed interest in collecting Tarot decks that was set off by a discussion in--where else?--The Diner.

That was because of yours truly!   :D 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 19, 2011, 09:05:52 PM

 Click for full-size
 
 
 It's around the 5th-6th when smile becomes a snarl, I think it's due to the eyes becoming too small to focus on. Also the shadows replace real shapes, and give the perception that the face is in a more angular expression.
 

 
 I see what you mean... But I never knew my innocuous avatar could cause so much anguish and research! Neither did I ever notice anything menacing in the old man's face before. Perhaps a certificate is in order, to protect youthful visitors... !
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on September 20, 2011, 12:34:27 PM

 
 I see what you mean... But I never knew my innocuous avatar could cause so much anguish and research! Neither did I ever notice anything menacing in the old man's face before. Perhaps a certificate is in order, to protect youthful visitors... !

Beware of Stern Old Brian From A Distance?


Warning and puzzle, 2-in-1.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 20, 2011, 12:41:17 PM
Beware of Stern Old Brian From A Distance?


Warning and puzzle, 2-in-1.


 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Muzition on September 20, 2011, 01:51:36 PM
I don't know what my avatar is.  It was one of the default avatars under the "art" section and I thought it looked pretty. 

I may change it at some point.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Drasko on September 20, 2011, 01:55:55 PM
I don't know what my avatar is. 

Kazimir Malevich - The Knife Grinder
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Renfield on September 20, 2011, 01:58:39 PM
Kazimir Malevich - The Knife Grinder

You can always count on Milos. 8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brahmsian on September 20, 2011, 03:21:57 PM
One of my favorite classical music villains - Rothbart
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on September 20, 2011, 03:47:56 PM
My avatars have been changing a bit, but right now it's the incredible Shostakovich.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on September 20, 2011, 04:31:40 PM
My avatars have been changing a bit, but right now it's the incredible Shostakovich.

Are you sure about that? ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on September 20, 2011, 08:35:53 PM
My avatars have been changing a bit, but right now it's the incredible Shostakovich.

You change it so frequently, that "identifying" it here becomes pointless. :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on October 11, 2011, 02:08:11 PM
Alfred Pennyworth, who I'm sure listens to classical.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on October 11, 2011, 04:38:29 PM
Alfred Pennyworth, who I'm sure listens to classical.

How can you be so sure? I can picture Alfred listening to some big band jazz from the 40s. This is as wild as he gets though. He's able to let his hair down, so to speak, with this music. :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 11, 2011, 04:42:04 PM
<----------- still the Monkey.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on October 11, 2011, 04:53:33 PM
As for Greg's request...

<--------------------- It's still Charlie the K (for Karl). :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mn Dave on October 11, 2011, 05:27:42 PM
How can you be so sure? I can picture Alfred listening to some big band jazz from the 40s. This is as wild as he gets though. He's able to let his hair down, so to speak, with this music. :D

I'm sure there's some nerdy fella out there that knows the answer.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lisztianwagner on October 14, 2011, 11:03:51 AM
The great Richard Wagner  :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on January 03, 2012, 09:15:41 PM
Director John Ford, on location.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Florestan on January 04, 2012, 04:04:26 AM
<----------------- According to the 1931 Soviet authorities, this man was "Especially dangerous on the musical front in the present class war".  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on January 21, 2012, 05:26:25 PM
Karl or Brian....do recognize the lady in my avatar? ;)

(http://www.altfg.com/Stars/t/they-drive-by-night-lupino-bogart.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 21, 2012, 05:39:42 PM
Karl or Brian....do recognize the lady in my avatar? ;)

(http://www.altfg.com/Stars/t/they-drive-by-night-lupino-bogart.jpg)

Bill - is this just a 2 man contest? The actress looks like Gloria Grahame, maybe in The Big Heat?  My guess - Dave :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on January 21, 2012, 05:40:14 PM
Karl or Brian....do recognize the lady in my avatar? ;)

(http://www.altfg.com/Stars/t/they-drive-by-night-lupino-bogart.jpg)

It's Mad Dog Earle's babe Marie!

Ida Lupino
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on January 21, 2012, 06:06:02 PM
It's Mad Dog Earle's babe Marie!

Ida Lupino

BINGO.....you da' man.....Dave, we have some parting gifts, I believe Yani cds ;D....now, what is the Karl and Brian connection?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on January 21, 2012, 08:56:24 PM
It's me playing my new guitar. (I'm really playing Segovia's transcription of Bach's Chaconne in D Minor.)

A larger view:

(http://www.guitarrum.net/sideview.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Est.1965 on January 22, 2012, 01:38:54 AM
My current avatar is my natural progression from the opening bars of the Turangalila symphony.

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=31009;type=avatar)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Marc on January 22, 2012, 04:51:24 AM
My current avatar is my natural progression from the opening bars of the Turangalila symphony.

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=31009;type=avatar)

;D

I changed the beautiful organ of the Laurenskerk in Alkmaar, NL (made by Van Hagerbeer & F.C. Schnitger) into the beautiful actress of Italian descent, living in France and also sister-in-law to a certain Nicolas Sarkozy: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. She's probably (I'm still struggling with my Top 3 ;D) my favourite actress, for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on January 22, 2012, 07:29:20 AM
Mine is Mahler. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on January 22, 2012, 07:36:55 AM
BINGO.....you da' man.....Dave, we have some parting gifts, I believe Yani cds ;D....now, what is the Karl and Brian connection?

Sorry, I recognize the name as a one-time Columbo guest star but I don't remember the episode! Was it the one about the football team owner with a gambling issue?
EDIT: Oh, the Johnny Cash episode! Love that one.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on January 22, 2012, 08:35:46 AM
Sorry, I recognize the name as a one-time Columbo guest star but I don't remember the episode! Was it the one about the football team owner with a gambling issue?
EDIT: Oh, the Johnny Cash episode! Love that one.

You got it....she was two episodes.  Here she is a bit later.  I recognize her more here:

(http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/maturelupino.sm_.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on February 28, 2012, 07:41:13 AM
Some people call it a groundhog. I call it a woodchuck.

Not sure if he's a keeper... It's difficult capturing the MN Dave essence in one image.  :P
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 28, 2012, 08:20:44 AM
Not sure if he's a keeper...

You're joking, right? That critter will be gone before the next sun-up  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on February 28, 2012, 08:21:55 AM
You're joking, right? That critter will be gone before the next sun-up  ;D

Sarge

Heeey...  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on February 28, 2012, 02:13:16 PM
Sarge was right!  $:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 28, 2012, 02:23:52 PM
Sarge was right!  $:)

Damn...the critter didn't even make it to sundown  :D

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on February 28, 2012, 08:56:11 PM
Damn...the critter didn't even make it to sundown  :D

Sarge

Should take a poll of who will change their avatar first....Mirror Image, MN Dave, or me. ;D  Right now, sporting a crop from a favored set:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R4BjiBCAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 01, 2012, 05:59:06 AM
David with the W, when you post without an avatar, I feel that you're talking from behind a curtain.

Especially after the semi-piercing look from Glass one from the recent past (pun unintended). ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on March 01, 2012, 06:09:22 PM
David with the W, when you post without an avatar, I feel that you're talking from behind a curtain.

Especially after the semi-piercing look from Glass one from the recent past (pun unintended). ;D

Glass' gaze was too piercing, I felt self conscious! :D  I need to find another avatar but I haven't decided yet. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: kishnevi on March 01, 2012, 06:30:06 PM
Decided on a complete and total revamp.  This is from a group of icons I found on Livejournal, which featured Ludwig, Gustav and Dmitri done in SouthPark style.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 01, 2012, 10:28:27 PM
Glass' gaze was too piercing, I felt self conscious! :D  I need to find another avatar but I haven't decided yet. :)

Much better.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on March 02, 2012, 05:56:50 AM
Yeah inspired by Jeffrey's avatar... and the fact that I've been watching alot of South Park recently. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 05, 2012, 12:52:17 PM
Bub from Day of the Dead.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 05, 2012, 12:55:30 PM
A composer so obscure, that if you listen to his music, the world knows you're cool ; )
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 05, 2012, 12:56:24 PM
A composer so obscure, that if you listen to his music, the world knows you're cool ; )

Hm. I don't think he composed anything. I guess that would make him pretty obscure.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 05, 2012, 12:57:38 PM
My av, not your'n, goof! : )
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 05, 2012, 01:01:32 PM
My av, not your'n, goof! : )

OH!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 05, 2012, 01:03:43 PM
I say that, but it surprises me now and again to find out that there's another musician (with whom I've not worked) who has heard of me . . . not that it's getting me anywhere.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 05, 2012, 01:05:37 PM
A composer so obscure, that if you listen to his music, the world knows you're cool ; )

I almost included you in my list, Karl, but then Dave specifically said "lesser" composers and I couldn't lump you in with those losers.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 05, 2012, 01:07:05 PM
I have changed my personal text.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 05, 2012, 01:11:12 PM
I have changed my personal text.  ;D

 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 06, 2012, 08:29:14 AM
DSCH studying a score.

Huh? Not original?  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on March 06, 2012, 08:41:26 AM
DSCH studying a score.

Huh? Not original?  ;D

Great avatar, Dave! ;)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on March 06, 2012, 09:25:51 AM
Great avatar, Dave! ;)

That's Greg! :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 06, 2012, 10:03:34 AM
(* chortle *)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 06, 2012, 10:19:15 AM
That's Greg! :D

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 06, 2012, 12:04:02 PM
Galactus is the famed "Devourer of Worlds" in the Marvel Universe. His powers are nearly omnipotent. He has appointed a number of entities as his Heralds, imbuing them with the Power Cosmic. He uses energy from the core of planets and universal sources to sustain himself.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Scion7 on March 06, 2012, 12:52:37 PM
Some old guy.   ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: kentel on March 06, 2012, 02:22:32 PM
The American Prairie. Copland's music brings me there each time I listen to it.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 06, 2012, 02:23:00 PM
Ok, got rid of the DSCH pic studying a score, seemed to get confusing  :P

This is Marcello Mastroianni from Fellini's film 8 1/2

My sock monkey days are over.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 06, 2012, 02:27:01 PM
A watershed moment!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 06, 2012, 02:30:29 PM
A watershed moment!

Thank you, thank you.  8)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 06, 2012, 02:33:53 PM
My sock monkey days are over.
I'm devastated. I loved your sock monkey idea - unique and memorable. Don't be seduced by the dark side!! :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 06, 2012, 02:47:48 PM
I'm devastated. I loved your sock monkey idea - unique and memorable. Don't be seduced by the dark side!! :)


Just this post alone has got me thinking Banana, maybe I just needed a Sock Monkey update?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 06, 2012, 03:14:38 PM
I'm devastated. I loved your sock monkey idea - unique and memorable. Don't be seduced by the dark side!! :)


haha, that didn't take long, got to thinking that I'm the only sock monkey around here and if any forum deserves a sock monkey, it's GMG!

Dont have access to my own pics at the moment, so here's one I pulled from the web.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Est.1965 on March 06, 2012, 06:49:07 PM
A watershed moment!

LOL
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on March 06, 2012, 07:19:01 PM
That's Greg! :D

 :o Oh dear, not again....:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 06, 2012, 10:20:12 PM

haha, that didn't take long, got to thinking that I'm the only sock monkey around here and if any forum deserves a sock monkey, it's GMG!

Dont have access to my own pics at the moment, so here's one I pulled from the web.

(http://blogs.powerreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Thumbs-Up.JPG)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 07, 2012, 12:29:23 PM

haha, that didn't take long, got to thinking that I'm the only sock monkey

Thank god I didn't see your avatar change to something other than a sock monkey. I might not have survived it. Dude, you are Monkey Greg...don't ever try to change!

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 07, 2012, 03:09:46 PM
Thank god I didn't see your avatar change to something other than a sock monkey. I might not have survived it. Dude, you are Monkey Greg...don't ever try to change!

Sarge


Thank you, Sarge, (sniffle) you really know how to cut to the core of me.  :'(




Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on March 07, 2012, 03:47:06 PM
Thank god I didn't see your avatar change to something other than a sock monkey. I might not have survived it. Dude, you are Monkey Greg...don't ever try to change!

Sarge

Makes me wonder if I should go back to the Koechlin avatar...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 08, 2012, 06:29:10 AM
minnesota gray wolf
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 08, 2012, 06:32:38 AM
(When Dave finally identifies his av . . . chances are a fresh change is imminent ; )
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 08, 2012, 06:34:44 AM
Makes me wonder if I should go back to the Koechlin avatar...

John, you will always be that Koechlin avatar in my mind, even if we ever meet I will think, "Where's your long beard and pipe?"
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 08, 2012, 06:36:25 AM
(When Dave finally identifies his av . . . chances are a fresh change is imminent ; )

not this time
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 08, 2012, 07:02:35 AM
Contrarian! : )
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 08, 2012, 07:18:06 AM
(When Dave finally identifies his av . . . chances are a fresh change is imminent ; )

not this time

I'll be sorry to see that one go....but go it will.

And so that future generations will know what I'm talking about, it's this avatar:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/jan11/avatar_6920_1331086700.png)


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 08, 2012, 07:32:22 AM
Makes me wonder if I should go back to the Koechlin avatar...

You should definitely use a Koechlin avatar. I suggest this one   ;)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/jan11/kalki-koechlin.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 08, 2012, 07:32:43 AM
I'll be sorry to see that one go....but go it will.

And so that future generations will know what I'm talking about, it's this avatar:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/jan11/avatar_6920_1331086700.png)


Sarge

Marry, well bethought, Sarge!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 08, 2012, 07:35:41 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: DavidW on March 08, 2012, 08:41:50 AM
Dave would you have you believe that he's just a harmless wolf... but he is really THE THING!

(http://www.geeksofdoom.com/GoD/img/2011/10/2011-10-11-thething1982.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 08, 2012, 08:42:25 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on March 25, 2012, 06:26:25 PM
William Colby.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: eyeresist on March 25, 2012, 07:37:10 PM
William Colby.

Interesting...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on March 25, 2012, 07:40:32 PM
Interesting...

A personal hero of mine.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: eyeresist on March 25, 2012, 07:44:17 PM
A personal hero of mine.

This is the first I've heard of him, so all I can tell is he was a competent CIA director (?) and died mysteriously, possibly killed by disgruntled CIA agents. Why do you admire him?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on March 25, 2012, 07:54:33 PM
This is the first I've heard of him, so all I can tell is he was a competent CIA director (?) and died mysteriously, possibly killed by disgruntled CIA agents. Why do you admire him?

He also made one of the most kick-ass video games. I admire him for his pragmatism, and his ability to steer the agency through perhaps its most troubled times at that date. I admired how prescient he was about events and how he wasn't co-opted by politicians. To sum up, he's probably the most effective director the CIA has ever had. I also adored his openness, but I could go on.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 25, 2012, 07:57:07 PM
He also made one of the most kick-ass video games. I admire him for his pragmatism, and his ability to steer the agency through perhaps its most troubled times at that date. I admired how prescient he was about events and how he wasn't co-opted by politicians. To sum up, he's probably the most effective director the CIA has ever had. I also adored his openness, but I could go on.

Just also searched Colby, wasn't familiar with him...but have to ask, what video game did he make?
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on March 25, 2012, 08:01:37 PM
Just also searched Colby, wasn't familiar with him...but have to ask, what video game did he make?

Spycraft: The Great Game
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 25, 2012, 08:06:06 PM
Spycraft: The Great Game

Never heard of it, but then again I wasn't into PC games until around 2000s, sounds good though...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spycraft:_The_Great_Game
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Philoctetes on March 25, 2012, 08:10:17 PM
Never heard of it, but then again I wasn't into PC games until around 2000s, sounds good though...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spycraft:_The_Great_Game

It's my second favorite game. Although, for it to hold replay value you have to really space them out. Hell, just last year I learmed of an entirely new scenario.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: North Star on March 25, 2012, 10:33:49 PM
Well, mine is what it says under the picture - Akseli Gallén-Kallela's painting Kullervo's curse from 1899 - from the time of the Russification of Finland.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 26, 2012, 11:57:57 AM
Some dude with a sword.

My final avatar!!! EVER!!!!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 26, 2012, 12:00:19 PM
Some dude with a sword.

My final avatar!!! EVER!!!!
Are you sure? Awfully short....sword. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 26, 2012, 12:03:22 PM
Are you sure? Awfully short....sword. :)

The romans had awfully short swords and look what happened to...

Never mind.  ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 26, 2012, 12:09:31 PM
My final avatar!!! EVER!!!!

Right   ::)

This should be your next avatar:

(http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/pinocchio.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 26, 2012, 12:11:32 PM
Right   ::)

This should be your next avatar:

(http://cdn.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/what-choo-talkin-bout-willis.jpg)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2012, 06:45:01 AM
Some dude with a sword.

My final avatar!!! EVER!!!!

Mine as well....or at least until Dave changes his. ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: chasmaniac on March 27, 2012, 06:59:42 AM
I won't change mine. Leo is one dangerous cat!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 27, 2012, 07:08:07 AM
I won't change mine. Leo is one dangerous cat!

Ah....I've always wondered why he was kept behind bars. Now I understand.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 27, 2012, 07:20:35 AM
I don't think I can remain blue for long. There's a double meaning in that.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ataraxia on March 27, 2012, 08:15:32 AM
Mine as well....or at least until Dave changes his. ;D

the last avatar ever!!!  0:)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2012, 08:25:00 AM
I don't think I can remain blue for long. There's a double meaning in that.

Well, being the jazz fan that you are, nothing wrong with being kind of blue.   :D

Thank you, thank you....I'm here all week.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2012, 08:42:58 AM
For full disclosure:

That fry pan of mine I am holding contains 4 egg whites (1 point) and 2 oz. Boar's Head 42% lower sodium branded deluxe ham (1 point).  My drinking tin is coffee with 2 tbsp. of half and half and a 1 tbsp. of C&H Pure Cane Sugar (2 points all mixed). 
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: classicalgeek on March 27, 2012, 11:22:55 AM
It's none other than the world-famous violinist, timpanist, and soprano, Beaker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnT7pT6zCcA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnT7pT6zCcA)

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Szykneij on March 27, 2012, 01:07:33 PM
I don't think I can remain blue for long. There's a double meaning in that.

Fixed.

Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 28, 2012, 11:13:00 AM
I like your solution, but . . . .
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: chasmaniac on March 28, 2012, 12:03:12 PM
I like your solution, but . . . .

Gettin' there, but I'd like to see something in a Mondrian...
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: eyeresist on March 28, 2012, 04:50:37 PM
I don't think I can remain blue for long.

No - eventually you'll go green. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 29, 2012, 09:08:37 PM
I think I just witnessed MI go through four different photos of Tippett during the last fifteen minutes. Dave has met his match, or dare I say, his successor!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on March 29, 2012, 09:12:04 PM
I think I just witnessed MI go through four different photos of Tippett during the last fifteen minutes. Dave has met his match, or dare I say, his successor!

 :P I've finally settled on one...

How do you like this one, Nav? I cropped the picture from the original which quite large.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on March 29, 2012, 09:38:04 PM
How do you like this one, Nav? I cropped the picture from the original which quite large.

Quite nice a photo. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on March 29, 2012, 09:54:36 PM
Quite nice a photo. :)

Thanks, I'll keep this one awhile.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 05, 2012, 02:28:15 AM
Just for today....Herbert von Karajan, the greatest! ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ten thumbs on April 05, 2012, 10:40:23 AM
Having finally got around to it, my first choice was accidental - just something to do with music making. Still, she may be playing her mandolin with ten thumbs, you never know and Morisot can't tell us. :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on April 05, 2012, 12:01:44 PM
Just for today....Herbert von Karajan, the greatest! ;D

Booo! :D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 05, 2012, 12:03:48 PM
Just for today....Herbert von Karajan, the greatest after Bernstein! ;D

 ;D

Jokes aside, Karajan certainly is amazing. I am absolutely loving his Ring Cycle at the moment, extremely passionate and powerfully expressive performances!

So yes, happy birthday, Karajan!

EDIT: I'm sure it's extremely obvious who my avatar is! ;)
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Post by: Mirror Image on April 05, 2012, 12:12:46 PM
EDIT: I'm sure it's extremely obvious who my avatar is! ;)

Mine too.  ;)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 05, 2012, 12:18:13 PM
Booo! :D
;D

Jokes aside, Karajan certainly is amazing. I am absolutely loving his Ring Cycle at the moment, extremely passionate and powerfully expressive performances!

So yes, happy birthday, Karajan!

EDIT: I'm sure it's extremely obvious who my avatar is! ;)

Zurück vom Karajan! :D

Well, Bernstein was certainly amazing, superb....but Karajan was absolutely a genius, I haven't got enough words to describe his musical greatness!
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Post by: Mirror Image on April 05, 2012, 12:22:15 PM
Zurück vom Karajan! :D

Well, Bernstein was certainly amazing, superb....but Karajan was absolutely a genius, I haven't got enough words to describe his musical greatness!

I don't think Karajan was a genius at all. I think the term genius should be used sparingly. Wagner a genius? Yes, I think so. Do you honestly think Karajan occupies the same kind of thought Wagner did? I think Bernstein had more know-how and was more versatile than Karajan but I wouldn't even call Bernstein a genius either because he simply wasn't. He was highly intelligent and a knowledgeable musician, but no genius. Let's reserve this word when it can actually be applied correctly.
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 05, 2012, 12:23:15 PM
Zurück vom Karajan! :D

Well, Bernstein was certainly amazing, superb....but Karajan was absolutely a genius, I haven't got enough words to describe his musical greatness!

:)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 05, 2012, 12:42:36 PM
I don't think Karajan was a genius at all. I think the term genius should be used sparingly. Wagner a genius? Yes, I think so. Do you honestly think Karajan occupies the same kind of thought Wagner did? I think Bernstein had more know-how and was more versatile than Karajan but I wouldn't even call Bernstein a genius either because he simply wasn't. He was highly intelligent and a knowledgeable musician, but no genius. Let's reserve this word when it can actually be applied correctly.

Of course I don't, but I think it's not right to compare Karajan with Wagner, because they were two different types of musicians: Wagner was composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist, though mainly famous as a composer; instead Karajan was just a conductor. Karajan was certainly a master in conduting and interpreting works, he was able to extract a marvelous sound from every orchestra he led; from his performances I can really perceive all the expressive power, intesity and emotions the composers conveyed with their music. Don't you think he could be consider a genius for this?

Obviously, it's just an opinion of mine....
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Post by: Mirror Image on April 05, 2012, 02:06:30 PM
Of course I don't, but I think it's not right to compare Karajan with Wagner, because they were two different types of musicians: Wagner was composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist, though mainly famous as a composer; instead Karajan was just a conductor. Karajan was certainly a master in conduting and interpreting works, he was able to extract a marvelous sound from every orchestra he led; from his performances I can really perceive all the expressive power, intensity and emotions the composers conveyed with their music. Don't you think he could be consider a genius for this?

Obviously, it's just an opinion of mine....

I don't think it was unusual to compare Wagner and Karajan because of the context in which we're using to discuss them, which, in this particular discussion, you used the word genius to discribe Karajan and I countered that with who I consider to be a real genius.

I usually associate a genius as someone who possesses exceptional creativity and originality. A conductor is certainly an important aspect of classical music, but I don't think they should be labelled as geniuses for the simple fact that they didn't write the music. I simply refer to them as good musicians.
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Post by: Bogey on April 05, 2012, 02:18:40 PM
I don't think it was unusual to compare Wagner and Karajan because of the context in which we're using to discussing them, which, in this particular discussion, you used the word genius to discribe Karajan and I countered that with who I consider to be a real genius.

I usually associate a genius as someone who possess exceptional creativity and originality. A conductor is certainly an important aspect of classical music, but I don't think they should be labelled as geniuses for the simple fact that they didn't write the music. I simply refer to them as good musicians.

I mean this as a completely "discussion" type question.  Where would Bernstein be then? Genius when he composed, and Clark Kent on the podium? :)
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Post by: Mirror Image on April 05, 2012, 02:40:39 PM
I mean this as a completely "discussion" type question.  Where would Bernstein be then? Genius when he composed, and Clark Kent on the podium? :)

I think Bernstein was a highly intelligent musician but he was no genius. I don't think his music is particularly noteworthy, but he did compose some good works in his time.
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Post by: knight66 on April 05, 2012, 11:22:34 PM
;D

Jokes aside, Karajan certainly is amazing. I am absolutely loving his Ring Cycle at the moment, extremely passionate and powerfully expressive performances!

So yes, happy birthday, Karajan!

EDIT: I'm sure it's extremely obvious who my avatar is! ;)

Just wait until you get to Gotterdammerung, the best of him and the best of his Ring. I love the ventelated forward sound and a lot of the singing is marvelous.

Mike
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 06, 2012, 02:27:32 AM
Booo! :D

By the way, your post reminded me a comment I saw on youtube: I was listening to Bernstein's Beethoven No.9, and as three users voted the video down, someone commented: "Three people must be Karajan's fans".

I don't think it was unusual to compare Wagner and Karajan because of the context in which we're using to discuss them, which, in this particular discussion, you used the word genius to discribe Karajan and I countered that with who I consider to be a real genius.

I usually associate a genius as someone who possesses exceptional creativity and originality. A conductor is certainly an important aspect of classical music, but I don't think they should be labelled as geniuses for the simple fact that they didn't write the music. I simply refer to them as good musicians.

Me too, but I don't completely agree about conductors; the genius can show itself in many differrent ways. I think you need exceptional creativity, originality and orchestral brilliance to interpret and conduct a piece beautifully as well, otherwise how could the expressive power and the strenght of music, in their purest form, leave the score and deeply touch the audience. Of course, not every conductor could be so, so effective to deserve to be called "genius".
Anyway, there are just three conductors I consider geniuses: Karajan, Bernstein and Carlos Kleiber.

I'm sorry we have different opinions about that, John; but it's an interesting discussion. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 06, 2012, 03:06:30 AM
Just wait until you get to Gotterdammerung, the best of him and the best of his Ring. I love the ventelated forward sound and a lot of the singing is marvelous.

Mike

I am very excited about it, Mike! :)

Concerning the 'genius' discussion... I think conductors could be called geniuses too, but less often than a composer could be. I would certainly call Bernstein a genius for example. And nowadays, perhaps Nelsons is heading towards that title too... but it's only conductors that have a completely different, original, and of course brilliant, idea towards the music they perform and those who convey it in the most convincing way to their orchestras and audiences that I would apply the term 'genius' to.
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 06, 2012, 05:10:30 AM
Concerning the 'genius' discussion... I think conductors could be called geniuses too, but less often than a composer could be. I would certainly call Bernstein a genius for example. And nowadays, perhaps Nelsons is heading towards that title too... but it's only conductors that have a completely different, original, and of course brilliant, idea towards the music they perform and those who convey it in the most convincing way to their orchestras and audiences that I would apply the term 'genius' to.

Well said Daniel, I certainly agree :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 06, 2012, 05:15:24 AM
Well said Daniel, I certainly agree :)

Thank you, Ilaria! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 06, 2012, 05:27:47 AM
I also agree about Nelsons; he's still too young to be considered a genius, but he's certainly on the right way.
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Post by: knight66 on April 06, 2012, 09:05:25 AM
I am very excited about it, Mike! :)

Concerning the 'genius' discussion... I think conductors could be called geniuses too, but less often than a composer could be. I would certainly call Bernstein a genius for example. And nowadays, perhaps Nelsons is heading towards that title too... but it's only conductors that have a completely different, original, and of course brilliant, idea towards the music they perform and those who convey it in the most convincing way to their orchestras and audiences that I would apply the term 'genius' to.

I am not sure about genius. I have not tried ever to tie down just what it means. For sure Bernstein was protean and his learning both deep and wide. I did watch a documentry on Nelsons being engaged as the Brimingham orchestra conductor and for sure some hard bitten and experienced orchestral players would clearly buy in to the idea of genius.

Mike
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Post by: Mirror Image on April 06, 2012, 09:12:37 AM
Me too, but I don't completely agree about conductors; the genius can show itself in many differrent ways. I think you need exceptional creativity, originality and orchestral brilliance to interpret and conduct a piece beautifully as well, otherwise how could the expressive power and the strenght of music, in their purest form, leave the score and deeply touch the audience. Of course, not every conductor could be so, so effective to deserve to be called "genius".
Anyway, there are just three conductors I consider geniuses: Karajan, Bernstein and Carlos Kleiber.

I'm sorry we have different opinions about that, John; but it's an interesting discussion. :)

I thought about this later on last night after this discussion kind of fizzled out and I have to say that I guess a musician could be considered a genius. I mean, again, I do want to use this term minimally as I can because not every classical musician is a genius. That said, it does take a considerable gift to conduct an orchestra and get them to do what you want to do creatively with the music.
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Post by: eyeresist on April 06, 2012, 08:11:04 PM
I think the distinction should be made between creative genius and interpretive genius. Composers, writers, painters are (or can be) creative geniuses; conductors, musicians, actors can be interpretive geniuses. For myself, I'd rather be a second-rate creator than a first-rate interpreter.
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Post by: knight66 on April 06, 2012, 08:31:36 PM
I don't agree there. I would rather be working with the best of it than struggling with something second rate. But neither is an actual option, so it is not really contentious.

Mike
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Post by: Philoctetes on April 24, 2012, 02:44:49 PM
David Addington
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Post by: DavidW on April 24, 2012, 03:13:22 PM
I just realized that I don't have an avatar, I should fix that! :D
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Post by: eyeresist on April 25, 2012, 04:31:59 PM

Moar penguines!
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 25, 2012, 04:40:09 PM
Moar penguines!

Monkey will eat penguins.
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Post by: Opus106 on April 25, 2012, 07:17:46 PM
I'm a penguin; eat me!

(http://quizkerala.com/club/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/357.png?w=275)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 25, 2012, 07:19:54 PM
I'm a penguin; eat me!

(http://quizkerala.com/club/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/357.png?w=275)

 :o
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Post by: Mirror Image on April 26, 2012, 03:18:12 PM
Monkey will eat penguins.

Lol....too funny...
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 29, 2012, 05:20:09 PM
Still the Monkey-Greg, but now a face that my son drew. He called this his "angry face", not bad for a 2-year old.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 04, 2012, 10:35:15 AM
Teen-Wolf!
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Post by: Mirror Image on July 04, 2012, 11:24:13 AM
Teen-Wolf!

I was going to say Chewbacca. :)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 04, 2012, 11:27:41 AM
I was going to say Chewbacca. :)

I actually thought that also when I first saw this, but I'm thinking because of the sunglasses it's Mr. J. Fox himself.
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Post by: Mirror Image on July 04, 2012, 11:34:59 AM
I actually thought that also when I first saw this, but I'm thinking because of the sunglasses it's Mr. J. Fox himself.

Hmmm...well Teen-Wolf was a lucky guy (i. e. the dressing room scene). 8) Chewbacca never got lucky or at least not on film. ;)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 04, 2012, 11:36:54 AM
Hmmm...well Teen-Wolf was a lucky guy (i. e. the dressing room scene). 8) Chewbacca never got lucky or at least not on film. ;)

True, Teen-Wolf won basketball games, got a starring role in a school play and bought beer illegally. Sounds like a killer high school year! 
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Post by: Mirror Image on July 04, 2012, 12:10:04 PM
True, Teen-Wolf won basketball games, got a starring role in a school play and bought beer illegally. Sounds like a killer high school year!

Lucky bastard! :P
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 05, 2012, 04:45:31 PM
Sorry, couldn't stand that Teen Wolf image anymore.

So now it's the Daleks, To Victory!
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Post by: Ataraxia on July 06, 2012, 04:16:30 PM
peek
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Post by: Zizekian on July 07, 2012, 10:58:10 AM
My avatar is a picture of Steve Coogan playing the "air bass" in I'm Alan Partridge. One of my favorite moments of the show!

Here's the scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lecytazY6n4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lecytazY6n4)
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Post by: Bogey on July 07, 2012, 02:24:29 PM
James Bama's Doc Savage. 

He is also known for his western art:

(http://jessicacrabtree.com/journal1/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/young_plains_indian_bama.jpg)
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Post by: Gold Knight on July 09, 2012, 04:34:11 PM
Spectral Warrior
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Post by: Ataraxia on July 20, 2012, 06:14:17 AM
This is how I intend to pose for all future photos of myself.

Changed it again.  ;D
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 20, 2012, 08:16:13 AM
This is how I intend to pose for all future photos of myself.

Changed it again.  ;D

What was the first avatar? With the man and umbrella?
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Post by: Ataraxia on July 20, 2012, 08:16:53 AM
What was the first avatar? With the man and umbrella?

Yes. Alkan.
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Post by: Opus106 on July 20, 2012, 08:20:22 AM
Yes. Alkan.

A GMG member (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=profile;u=172), in fact.
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Post by: Ataraxia on July 20, 2012, 08:23:22 AM
A GMG member (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=profile;u=172), in fact.

oops  ;D
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Post by: Est.1965 on July 27, 2012, 11:24:04 AM
My avatar is "Dirty Bastard" beer, brewed by Founders brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It is billed as 'Scotch style ale' - although the word 'Scotch' is not in the 'Scots' vocabulary.  Nevertheless, I am intruiged by the beer...it is not available in Scotland, but young Scots drinkers would most definitely be attracted to such a product...but it is not here.  Time to make some money out of this methinks..!  I'll contact their distribution dept!

(http://foundersbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Dirty-Bastard.png)
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Post by: Ataraxia on July 27, 2012, 11:27:36 AM
Michigan is known for its dirty bastards.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 03, 2012, 04:59:02 PM
METROPOLIS, robot Hel.



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Post by: Bogey on August 04, 2012, 04:34:16 AM
METROPOLIS, robot Hel.

Complete coolness.
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Post by: Bogey on August 04, 2012, 04:40:18 AM
I had one of these images as an avatar for a while:

(http://www.polaine.com/playpen/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/metropolis.jpg)
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Post by: Bogey on August 04, 2012, 04:44:46 AM
Tempting after Dave (Sonics) reviews of Blu-ray for old films.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OJUddbiEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

and at 42% off at Amazon.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 04, 2012, 04:49:29 AM
Tempting after Dave (Sonics) reviews of Blu-ray for old films.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OJUddbiEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

and at 42% off at Amazon.

 Don't hesitate, it's worth every penny, even if you already own two copies on DVD like me. :)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 04, 2012, 04:50:55 AM
I had one of these images as an avatar for a while:

(http://www.polaine.com/playpen/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/metropolis.jpg)

That's a good one. I love the cinematography from older black and white films.
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Post by: Bogey on August 04, 2012, 04:58:37 AM
That's a good one. I love the cinematography from older black and white films.

Indeed.  I will have to snag a copy.  One of my favorites for "looks" was the The Third Man.

(http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/media/inline/blog/Image/thirdman.jpg)

(http://www.english-online.at/entertainment/third-man/martins-at-prater-ferris-wheel.jpg)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 04, 2012, 06:40:15 AM
Indeed.  I will have to snag a copy.  One of my favorites for "looks" was the The Third Man.

(http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/media/inline/blog/Image/thirdman.jpg)

(http://www.english-online.at/entertainment/third-man/martins-at-prater-ferris-wheel.jpg)

Great choice, and a great soundtrack.
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Post by: SonicMan46 on August 04, 2012, 11:14:25 AM
Casa de mi Padre (2012) w/ Will Farrell - well this was on my 'to see' list, so streamed from Amazon last night; in Spanish w/ sub-titles - Farrell plays the son of a Mexican rancher and except for a few moments speaks Spanish - held my interest (by a thread) to the end (fortunately less than 90 mins) - the gal was HOT!  I'd probably do 2+* on a scale of 5; the Amazonians average out to 3+*; and IMDB only 5.5/10 - bombed on Rotten Tomatoes @ 45% (5.4/10) - now, I've never been a Will Farrell fan (i.e. in the movies) and his performance in this film might be a hint! :)


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51isbq5HXjL._SX500_.jpg)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 05, 2012, 12:06:10 PM
METROPOLIS, robot Hel.

Nice picture :)

Fritz Lang is a very fine director, I love his series of films Die Nibelungen.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 05, 2012, 12:15:07 PM
Fritz Lang is a very fine director, I love his series of films Die Nibelungen.


Same here, really good films.
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Post by: Bogey on August 09, 2012, 08:27:19 PM
Tommy Traddles. :)
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Post by: Bogey on August 13, 2012, 02:06:06 PM
Not sure if you caught this, Sarge?


(http://biblioklept.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/gallery.jpg)

RIP Joe Kubert
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/joe-kubert-comic-book-artist-sgt-rock-tor-hawkman-dead-85-article-1.1135360
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Post by: Bogey on August 13, 2012, 02:31:47 PM
Bela from the old Aurora model kit with James Bama art:

(http://image.timepassagesnostalgia.com/watermarked/imagesg8/g819dracula.jpg)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 13, 2012, 04:33:18 PM
Bela from the old Aurora model kit with James Bama art:

(http://image.timepassagesnostalgia.com/watermarked/imagesg8/g819dracula.jpg)


That's awesome, do you own that?
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Post by: Bogey on August 14, 2012, 06:06:08 AM

That's awesome, do you own that?

I love the old Aurora kit art.  The art was always better than the kit.  I have a reissue....part of my collection here:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/UniversalShots002.jpg?t=1277686666)

Older photo.  It has expanded since to three walls+ worth, but you get the idea. ;D
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 14, 2012, 06:34:23 AM
I love the old Aurora kit art.  The art was always better than the kit.  I have a reissue....part of my collection here:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/UniversalShots002.jpg?t=1277686666)

Older photo.  It has expanded since to three walls+ worth, but you get the idea. ;D

That's freakin awesome!
Which is your favorite of the Universal monster films?
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Post by: Bogey on August 14, 2012, 06:54:04 AM
That's freakin awesome!
Which is your favorite of the Universal monster films?

I think the best done, and I mean this sincerely, was Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein.  As a kid, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman.  I woke up one morning at about 2 AM when I was about 10 years old, turned on the tv, and there before me was Frankie (the dreadful Bela version) beating on the Wolfie....then the whole castle blew up and all were swept away!  I was awake for the day!  I was hooked for life! :D   Now....probably the first Mummy (1932) with Karloff.  Loved him in this role, even thogh the bandages came off early. :D
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Post by: Bogey on September 03, 2012, 07:57:57 AM
For September, this cropped Frankie from

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y8m29ZLX5ag/TOCXvwarZRI/AAAAAAAAGTQ/d4zh3SxImRI/s400/BIG%252BFRANKIE%252BMODEL%252BBOX%252BFRONT%252BMOEBIUS.jpg)
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Post by: DavidRoss on September 03, 2012, 03:06:07 PM
I love the old Aurora kit art.  The art was always better than the kit.  I have a reissue....part of my collection here:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/UniversalShots002.jpg?t=1277686666)

Older photo.  It has expanded since to three walls+ worth, but you get the idea. ;D
Makes me wonder whatever happened to all my old monster models. I spent hours painting Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, the Creature ftBL, the Mummy...and I also loved Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein! Wonder if that's on Netflix...?
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Post by: Ataraxia on September 04, 2012, 07:19:57 AM
Some dude.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 04, 2012, 07:21:14 AM
Some dude.

A really tall dude.
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Post by: Bogey on September 04, 2012, 06:13:04 PM
Makes me wonder whatever happened to all my old monster models. I spent hours painting Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, the Creature ftBL, the Mummy...and I also loved Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein! Wonder if that's on Netflix...?

Probably on Ebay. ;D
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Post by: Ataraxia on September 09, 2012, 01:06:01 PM
My features listening to Mahler.
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Post by: ChamberNut on September 29, 2012, 06:10:56 AM
RE: Harry's animated cat avatar (which I love!), still does not shake my vision that Harry's avatar is always somehow associated with Tchaikovsky.  :)

Heck, even the cat itself looks a bit like old Tchaik!!!  ;D ;D
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Post by: Bogey on September 29, 2012, 06:28:03 AM
RE: Harry's animated cat avatar (which I love!), still does not shake my vision that Harry's avatar is always somehow associated with Tchaikovsky.  :)

Heck, even the cat itself looks a bit like old Tchaik!!!  ;D ;D

Naw , Ray. :)  When I think of Harry, here is the one that comes to my mind:
 
(http://www.bathmusicfestarchive.org.uk/assets/images/BIMF2009/Mains2009/Emma%20kirkby%20main.jpg)

Could not find the exact one Harry, my apologies.
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Post by: Corey on September 29, 2012, 07:42:19 AM
the imperial seal of japan
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Post by: DavidRoss on September 29, 2012, 08:57:07 AM
(http://moiracourt.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/king-of-the-beach-new-crown-details-low-res.jpg)
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Post by: Corey on September 29, 2012, 10:02:58 AM
(http://moiracourt.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/king-of-the-beach-new-crown-details-low-res.jpg)

:)

behold his majesty:

(http://wemeantwell.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/seal13.jpg)
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Post by: DavidRoss on September 29, 2012, 10:19:51 AM
behold his majesty:
And the former Mrs. Seal is on the market again:

(http://cdn.blogs.sheknows.com/celebsalon.sheknows.com/2011/03/heidi-klum-hairstyle.jpg)
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Post by: Bogey on September 30, 2012, 02:47:53 PM
Werewolf of London (1935).  I always enjoy this one.  Gets lost a bit due to the Chaney Jr. Wolf Man.  Plus, he dressed nicer:

(http://donmankowski.com/shock_theater_files/shock_38.jpg)
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Post by: Est.1965 on October 19, 2012, 02:16:29 PM
My favorite avatar on GMG is this, which belongs to classicalgeek from the 'Pacific Northwest' wherever that is.  Oregon?  British Columbia?  Something like that...

Beaker from the Muppets, my favourite muppet!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yQwMFLgGRME/UIHP5wPEsLE/AAAAAAAAAMU/oHV2KMYuGLc/s144-c/October192012.jpg)
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Post by: DavidRoss on October 21, 2012, 12:38:07 PM
My favorite avatar on GMG is this, which belongs to classicalgeek from the 'Pacific Northwest' wherever that is. 
As a geek, chances are good it's Redmond, WA. ;)
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Post by: Brian on October 29, 2012, 04:52:49 AM
A street pianist in Antwerp. Photo by yours truly. :)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 16, 2012, 04:51:58 AM
<-------- not just any Monkey, the original Monkey.
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Post by: Lake Swan on November 16, 2012, 04:54:15 AM
<----- Um...It's a kittie.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 16, 2012, 04:59:10 AM
<----- Um...It's a kittie.


meow
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Post by: Opus106 on November 16, 2012, 06:38:01 AM
<-------- not just any Monkey, the original Monkey.

And he's back!
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Post by: Mirror Image on November 16, 2012, 07:22:58 PM

meow

Yes! The monkey is back by popular demand. :D
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on November 17, 2012, 04:28:53 AM
<-------- not just any Monkey, the original Monkey.

Oh, I liked the robot-HEL! Anyway the monkey is very nice. :)
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Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 17, 2012, 05:10:18 AM
The Minnesoto kid's back, and the monkey too. Balance is restored. All's right with the world  8)

Sarge
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Post by: Opus106 on November 17, 2012, 06:10:32 AM
Anyway the monkey is very nice. :)

Hi. You must be new here. :)


;)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on November 17, 2012, 09:04:00 AM
Hi. You must be new here. :)


;)

Very funny, Nav.

 ;)

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Post by: Bogey on November 29, 2012, 08:08:52 PM
My most recent avatar?  Early Christmas present for George and Sarge. ;D
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 05:36:39 PM
I was looking for a Brahms avatar with a Santa hat.  No dice.  Bach will have to do!  ;D
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 07, 2012, 05:55:40 PM
I was looking for a Brahms avatar with a Santa hat.  No dice.  Bach will have to do!  ;D

You want a Brahms with a Santa hat? I can get you one.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 05:56:49 PM
You want a Brahms with a Santa hat? I can get you one.

Thumbs up!   :D  Indeed.  Although, I am growing fond of Santa Bach!  ;D
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 07, 2012, 05:59:12 PM
Thumbs up!   :D  Indeed.  Although, I am growing fond of Santa Bach!  ;D

I'll be back in 10 minutes...
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 06:00:01 PM
I'll be back in 10 minutes...

Sweet!  Thanks Greg!  8) :)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 07, 2012, 06:05:14 PM
Sweet!  Thanks Greg!  8) :)

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/brahmssanta.jpg?w=359)

Black and white for accuracy.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 07, 2012, 06:09:12 PM
another one incoming...
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 07, 2012, 06:14:59 PM
(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/oldbrahms-copy.jpg?w=500)
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 06:48:09 PM
(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/oldbrahms-copy.jpg?w=500)

Awesome Greg!!  ;D   I'll try uploading one of these!  :) Thanks, bud!
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 06:54:19 PM
Done!!  I chose the bearded Brahms, because I really do believe he is Santa Claus sometimes!!   ;D 8)

Thanks again, Greg!

Santa Brahms has a special message for Greg:

Greg, you must buy all my complete works, especially my chamber music.  I worked very hard on perfecting the music I wrote, and scrappped and tossed away in the fire a lot of works that I shouldn't have in hindsight.   Dammit!  Oh well, what I did not scrap, and got published, is some pretty good stuff.  Keep listening to Herr Santa Brahms.  You won't be disappointed!  8)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 07, 2012, 07:05:22 PM
Done!!  I chose the bearded Brahms, because I really do believe he is Santa Claus sometimes!!   ;D 8)

Thanks again, Greg!

Santa Brahms has a special message for Greg:

Greg, you must buy all my complete works, especially my chamber music.  I worked very hard on perfecting the music I wrote, and scrappped and tossed away in the fire a lot of works that I shouldn't have in hindsight.   Dammit!  Oh well, what I did not scrap, and got published, is some pretty good stuff.  Keep listening to Herr Santa Brahms.  You won't be disappointed!  8)

Haha! You're welcome. Looks great, Ray!
And think, your avatar is one of a kind.
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Post by: kishnevi on December 07, 2012, 07:16:11 PM
Santa Bach was too good to leave languishing in limbo.....so I've grabbed him for myself.
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 07:16:24 PM
Haha! You're welcome. Looks great, Ray!
And think, your avatar is one of a kind.

 :D  The one and only!  Santa Brahms!  8)

Santa Brahms wants you to listen to his Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) as soon as it arrives!  Damn.....we did I trash so much of my music.  Some of it was pretty wicked....oh well, hindsight is 21.  ;D
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 07:21:03 PM
Santa Bach was too good to leave languishing in limbo.....so I've grabbed him for myself.

Awesome, Jeffrey!  Happy to see that you got into the spirit!!  :)

Thumbs up!!  All Bach needed was a big beard, but the dude looks pretty snazzy with a Santa hat, or shades.  :D
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Post by: kishnevi on December 07, 2012, 07:25:46 PM
Now we just need Daniel for Santa Mahler,  Ilaria for Santa Wagner, and John (Mirror Image) for Santa DSCH/Koechlin/Tippett/which composer is he using today for an avatar.   

And someone from among the Brianites can provide Santa Brian. 
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 07:27:40 PM

And someone from among the Brianites can provide Santa Brian.

Santa Brahms just tweeted:  What the heck is going on there at GMG?  Havergal Brian is the most posted thread in the Composer Discussion forum?  WTF????   ;D :D ;)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 07, 2012, 08:15:15 PM
Rameau. Santa Hat. Bam.

That just happened.
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 07, 2012, 08:15:50 PM
Rameau. Santa Hat. Bam.

That just happened.

10 out 10 dude!  8)
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 09, 2012, 01:45:43 AM
Here is Ho-Ho-Hovergal Brian! (many thanks to GMG member Hattoff)



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Post by: ChamberNut on December 09, 2012, 05:29:53 AM
Here is Ho-Ho-Hovergal Brian! (many thanks to GMG member Hattoff)

Thumbs up!  8) :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: North Star on December 09, 2012, 09:13:25 AM
I guess Janacek is Santa enough even without the hat?
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Post by: Mirror Image on December 09, 2012, 07:38:41 PM
Can anyone create a Koechlin for me with Santa hat? I would really appreciate it!
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Post by: kishnevi on December 09, 2012, 08:39:53 PM
Can anyone create a Koechlin for me with Santa hat? I would really appreciate it!

My photoshopping skills are nowhere good enough to do the job.  But doesn't CK already have a sort of Pere Noel look about him?
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Post by: Mirror Image on December 09, 2012, 08:58:03 PM
My photoshopping skills are nowhere good enough to do the job.  But doesn't CK already have a sort of Pere Noel look about him?

Yes, but a Santa's hat, in the spirit of Christmas, would be the icing on the cake.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 10, 2012, 02:54:13 AM
Yes, but a Santa's hat, in the spirit of Christmas, would be the icing on the cake.

I'll do one for ya, John. I did my Rameau and Ray's Brahms, my goal is to get every avatar in a Santa hat.
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Post by: North Star on December 10, 2012, 03:05:59 AM
I'll do one for ya, John. I did my Rameau and Ray's Brahms, my goal is to get every avatar in a Santa hat.
Well, if the hat is a must, you can make me one, too (Janacek, Ravel or Sibelius), Greg.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 10, 2012, 03:22:42 AM
Well, if the hat is a must, you can make me one, too (Janacek, Ravel or Sibelius), Greg.

I think Sibelius would make a nice Santa.

Give me a few hours, wife is doing work on the computer this morning, I tried to explain the importance of putting Santa hats on composers, but it went right over her head.
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Post by: North Star on December 10, 2012, 03:28:46 AM
I think Sibelius would make a nice Santa.

Give me a few hours, wife is doing work on the computer this morning, I tried to explain the importance of putting Santa hats on composers, but it went right over her head.
;D

Thanks - and there's no hurry.
I'm working on the computer, too, at the moment.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 10, 2012, 04:26:57 AM
@ NorthStar, John (Mirror Image) and Ray (ChamberNut).. I just sent you all a PM
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Post by: North Star on December 10, 2012, 04:32:25 AM
Thanks! (although you forgot to put the address in the PM - searching was easy, though)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 10, 2012, 04:35:10 AM
Thanks! (although you forgot to put the address in the PM - searching was easy, though)

Haha! (resending PM)  ;)

Not even a Santa hat can make Sibelius smile.
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Post by: North Star on December 10, 2012, 05:07:55 AM
Haha! (resending PM)  ;)

Not even a Santa hat can make Sibelius smile.
You've been very naughty, and I think that, instead of giving you another symphony, I'll just burn it  >:D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Brian on December 10, 2012, 08:20:16 AM
North Star, your text still says Kandinsky!

I'll do one for ya, John. I did my Rameau and Ray's Brahms, my goal is to get every avatar in a Santa hat.

Okay, I'm in.

(http://content.answcdn.com/main/content/img/getty/0/3/2667703.jpg)
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Post by: North Star on December 10, 2012, 09:20:24 AM
North Star, your text still says Kandinsky!

Thanks, Brian, fixed that now  :)
I have a feeling that the hat will suite Dvorak.

Karlo
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 10, 2012, 10:01:54 AM
I'll do one for ya, John. I did my Rameau and Ray's Brahms, my goal is to get every avatar in a Santa hat.

Whenever you may, good sieur.
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Post by: kishnevi on December 10, 2012, 10:15:12 AM
Whenever you may, good sieur.

Last I looked,  you qualify as a composer, and I seem to remember you used a Santa Henning avatar last year (or the year before?)

As an added incentive, I'm now giving a first listen to Lunar Glare.
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 10, 2012, 10:20:31 AM
The composers with Santa's hat, so nice! ;D
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Post by: Brian on December 10, 2012, 10:27:28 AM
The composers with Santa's hat, so nice! ;D
You know you want one!
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 10, 2012, 10:34:40 AM
You know you want one!

Nice one, Brian!  :)  I was expecting Klieber!!  :D
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Post by: madaboutmahler on December 10, 2012, 10:35:07 AM
Many thanks, Greg, for this! :D
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 10, 2012, 10:35:39 AM
Many thanks, Greg, for this! :D

That is a great one, Daniel!  Kudos again, Greg!!  :) 8)
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Post by: North Star on December 10, 2012, 10:37:15 AM
You know you want one!

Many thanks, Greg, for this! :D

Superbly executed, these  :)
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 10, 2012, 10:38:50 AM
The composers with Santa's hat, so nice! ;D

A la movie 'Faceoff' with Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, I think for Ilaria, there needs a one side face = Wagner, 2nd side of face = Liszt

Then, add the Santa hat!   :D ;D
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 10, 2012, 10:40:09 AM
I anticipate George having Billy Bob Thornton Santa anytime now.   :D :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 10, 2012, 10:42:36 AM
You know you want one!
A la movie 'Faceoff' with Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, I think for Ilaria, there needs a one side face = Wagner, 2nd side of face = Liszt

Then, add the Santa hat!   :D ;D

Well, it should be certainly very funny. ;D Why not?

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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 10, 2012, 11:06:36 AM
As an added incentive, I'm now giving a first listen to Lunar Glare.

Thank you! Hope you like it!
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Post by: kishnevi on December 10, 2012, 11:14:16 AM
Thank you! Hope you like it!

Quite impressed with it, in fact.   
I took advantage of the fact that I'm at the public library at the moment to download the Viola Sonata performance from Mediafire (which isn't practical from my home computer, and will insert it among the DSCH later today.
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 10, 2012, 12:23:29 PM
Thank you for this, Greg. :)
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Post by: Florestan on December 10, 2012, 12:30:32 PM
Gentlemen, please, Rachmaninoff!  :D :D :D TIA!
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 10, 2012, 01:26:24 PM
Are we going to see Santa Shosta?!  ;D
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 10, 2012, 01:28:40 PM
Quite impressed with it, in fact.   
I took advantage of the fact that I'm at the public library at the moment to download the Viola Sonata performance from Mediafire (which isn't practical from my home computer, and will insert it among the DSCH later today.

(* bows *)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 10, 2012, 01:41:08 PM
Are we going to see Santa Shosta?!  ;D

Santakovich . . . ?
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 10, 2012, 01:54:50 PM
Hat or not, Brahms looks like a perfect Santa Claus....
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 10, 2012, 02:01:06 PM
Gone for the early night, but if anyone wants a Santa-Composer just let me know, I'll do them either later tonight or tomorrow.
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 10, 2012, 02:10:35 PM
Hat or not, Brahms looks like a perfect Santa Claus....

Ilaria, I love the Lisztianwagner morph Santa!   ;D  Brilliant, Greg!  8)
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Post by: Brian on December 10, 2012, 02:12:18 PM
Are we going to see Santa Shosta?!  ;D

Shosta Claus would be really sad all the time, though. And that's not milk he's drinking with the cookies...

Of course Santa Sibelius isn't too different.
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 10, 2012, 02:30:37 PM
Quote from: Brian on Today at 23:12:18 (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?topic=301.msg679870#msg679870)
Shosta Claus



Nice.
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 10, 2012, 02:47:47 PM
Ilaria, I love the Lisztianwagner morph Santa!   ;D  Brilliant, Greg!  8)

Yes, Greg did an excellent job. :) I was undecided between the Liszt/Wagner picture and a Karajan one....
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Post by: Mirror Image on December 10, 2012, 02:51:37 PM
I like my new avatar. :D
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Post by: North Star on December 10, 2012, 02:59:31 PM
Shosta Claus would be really sad all the time, though. And that's not milk he's drinking with the cookies...

Of course Santa Sibelius isn't too different.
;D

But Sibelius had a bigger glass (because of his essential tremor - that probably also affected his capability to write, especially when he couldn't 'medicate' it)

Here's a lot of info on Sibelius's boozing - including the numerous bottles he had bought/drunk, and a list of his cigars - about 50 labels  ;D
http://www.sibelius.fi/english/erikoisaiheet/nautinta-aineet/naut_01.htm
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Post by: North Star on December 10, 2012, 03:01:31 PM
All these Santa avatars should be collected together, I think (could make for a nice GMG magazine cover)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 10, 2012, 03:26:50 PM
Courtesy of My Man Greg: Santravinsky!
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Post by: Brian on December 10, 2012, 03:39:57 PM
We need to inflict Santa Rock on Sarge. Nobody shall go untouched by Monkey Greg's Christmas cheer!
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 10, 2012, 03:54:08 PM
I like my new avatar. :D

Me too, John.  Koechlin makes a wonderful Santa!  :)
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 10, 2012, 03:54:46 PM
Courtesy of My Man Greg: Santravinsky!

That is one cool looking dude, hat or sans chapeu!
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Post by: Mirror Image on December 10, 2012, 04:06:41 PM
Me too, John.  Koechlin makes a wonderful Santa!  :)

Indeed! :D
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Post by: kishnevi on December 10, 2012, 06:36:22 PM
We need to inflict Santa Rock on Sarge. Nobody shall go untouched by Monkey Greg's Christmas cheer!

Have no fear.  Like a true Marine,  Sarge has already risen to the challenge and made sure the job is done
(though I don't know if he or Greg is the artist to whom the blame credit goes
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/rock2_120_santa.jpg)
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Post by: Florestan on December 11, 2012, 12:58:20 AM
I'm in.   ;D

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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 11, 2012, 02:38:14 AM
Songs and Dances of Elves
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Post by: Brian on December 11, 2012, 05:38:02 AM
I just realized: the best composer Santa Claus must be Leif Segerstam!

(http://www.classicalsource.com/images/upload/6320_2.jpg)
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Post by: Florestan on December 11, 2012, 05:46:43 AM
I just realized: the best composer Santa Claus must be Leif Segerstam!

(http://www.classicalsource.com/images/upload/6320_2.jpg)

No doubt about it.  :D
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 11, 2012, 05:57:03 AM
No doubt about it.  :D

Santa Mussorgsky looks like he's been dipping into the Christmas nog a bit wee much.  ;D
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 11, 2012, 05:58:03 AM
Keep the children away from Santa Saint-Saens.   :-[
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Post by: Florestan on December 11, 2012, 05:59:50 AM
Santa Mussorgsky looks like he's been dipping into the Christmas nog a bit wee much.  ;D

Ain't it?  ;D
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Post by: Florestan on December 11, 2012, 06:00:10 AM
Keep the children away from Santa Saint-Saens.   :-[

 ;D
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Mirror Image on December 11, 2012, 08:53:21 AM
I had to change my avatar. Santa Koechlin was depressing me.
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Post by: Opus106 on December 13, 2012, 07:31:09 AM
The power of avatars.

I visited this page (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/516336.Les_Revenentes) and for an instant thought GMG played host to a world-famous author.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 13, 2012, 07:37:35 AM
I had to change my avatar. Santa Koechlin was depressing me.

The Santa Koechlin was a favorite of mine  :( hold on to it, it may come in handy someday.
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Post by: DaveF on December 13, 2012, 12:54:46 PM
I visited this page (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/516336.Les_Revenentes) and for an instant thought GMG played host to a world-famous author.

Zut alors!  I do look quite like him on a bad hair day, n'est-ce pas?

DF
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Post by: marvinbrown on December 19, 2012, 02:20:27 AM


  I need to put a Santa hat on my Wagner avatar.  Can someone please help?  How do I do this??

  marvin
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Post by: marvinbrown on December 19, 2012, 02:24:34 AM

  I need to put a Santa hat on my Wagner avatar.  Can someone please help?  How do I do this??

  marvin
I'll do one for ya, John. I did my Rameau and Ray's Brahms, my goal is to get every avatar in a Santa hat.

  Perhaps maybe you can help here? ?

  marvin
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 19, 2012, 03:25:59 AM
@marvinbrown... pull the image from here...

http://gregscottmoeller.wordpress.com/

 ;D
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Post by: marvinbrown on December 19, 2012, 04:31:07 AM
@marvinbrown... pull the image from here...

http://gregscottmoeller.wordpress.com/

 ;D

  GREAT!!

  Thank you so much!!

  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!  :) :) :)


  marvin
 
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Post by: ChamberNut on December 19, 2012, 04:57:53 AM
  GREAT!!

  Thank you so much!!

  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!  :) :) :)


  marvin
 

Santa Marvin!!  I mean, Santa Wagner!!  Fantastic!  :)
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 26, 2012, 04:02:18 AM
Santa-Rameau has returned to The North France-Pole, here returns the Monkey.
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 26, 2012, 06:47:43 AM
Santa Stravinsky is in for all Christmastide.

And anyway, the Russian Orthodox Christmas is 7 January.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 26, 2012, 06:51:45 AM
Santa-Rameau has returned to The North France-Pole, here returns the Monkey.

It's the Second Christmas Day here in Germany, so Sarge will continue to wear the red and white cap until 2400 CET.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lake Swan on December 26, 2012, 06:53:01 AM
How do you make those Santa avatars?
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Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 26, 2012, 06:56:26 AM
How do you make those Santa avatars?

I  made mine with Photoshop 6. Found a Santa cap image online and cut & pasted it onto my Rock avatar.

Sarge
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Lake Swan on December 26, 2012, 06:57:38 AM
I  made mine with Photoshop 6. Found a Santa cap image online and cut & pasted it onto my Rock avatar.

Cool.
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Post by: Florestan on December 28, 2012, 01:40:38 AM
Christmas is over but I'll keep the spirit.

Bernardino Luini - Child Angel Playing a Flute (http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/explorer/index.php?oid=363)
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Post by: Bogey on January 04, 2013, 07:06:31 PM
Dürer's Rhinoceros

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5v3rzium8wo/T2vOC1vFvHI/AAAAAAAAPqE/imq2yW4sniU/s1600/Durer-rhinoceros.jpg)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 04, 2013, 07:34:27 PM
We had that hanging in one of the MFA galleries not long since, Bill.
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Post by: Bogey on January 04, 2013, 07:59:26 PM
Excellent.  Should not flirt with a rhino, though.  Alas, Traddles returns. :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 05, 2013, 06:16:41 AM
How cruelly Steerforth needles Rosa Dartle. How innocently Davey is blind to it all.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Opus106 on January 05, 2013, 06:31:23 AM
For all his skill in depicting the intricacies of nature realistically in his works, I thought that was almost a caricature of a rhino suitable perhaps as an accompaniment for a fantasy novel. That is, until I read that it was based solely on a description of a creature that hardly anyone in Europe had set eyes on for centuries. Astounding!
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on January 05, 2013, 06:54:27 AM
How cruelly Steerforth needles Rosa Dartle. How innocently Davey is blind to it all.

A fire wasted for sure, Karl.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Ten thumbs on January 29, 2013, 02:41:54 AM
Ah! Shouldn't one turn to Mozart for comfort for the soul?
So now I fly under Morisot's Mozart Sonata.
Title: Re: Identify Your Avatar
Post by: Bogey on March 01, 2013, 06:49:05 PM
(http://www.lifestyled.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Ray-Ban-Bogart-Bacall-.jpg)

Bogey and Bacall in Ray-Bans...stinkin' cool.  The car is sweet as well.  May keep this one for a good while.
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Post by: Opus106 on March 01, 2013, 11:51:40 PM
Bogey

Ooh...!

I thought you were a golf fan. ;D
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Post by: Adam of the North(west) on March 05, 2013, 10:46:22 PM
An abandoned homestead in Eastern Washington, about a hundred miles from anywhere. I don't know who lived there, but I think I know why they left.  :P

Despite the desolation it really is a beautiful place.
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Post by: Fafner on March 06, 2013, 12:41:15 AM
My avatar's name is Dmitrard van Wagtakoven.    :P
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 04, 2013, 02:04:27 PM
I will change avatar just for today. :)
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Post by: Mirror Image on April 05, 2013, 07:11:38 AM
My avatar: American Impressionist composer Charles Griffes.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 07, 2013, 01:50:30 PM
A Dalek poster, from Doctor Who.

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Post by: Bogey on April 07, 2013, 05:29:00 PM
I was guessing these, Greg. Just saw them at a shop yesterday.

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTlKVIMQncXU7HObz2Q_Z_KyK2iZsh6XgBjqW3CfLZruYhSHAEDIQ)

but considering your choice, please visit here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-14918415
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 07, 2013, 05:34:03 PM

but considering your choice, please visit here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-14918415

Ha! I like how he's not even a fan of the show. Perfect display of the Dalek's power!!!!
Thanks for sharing, Bogey.  :)
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Post by: springrite on April 07, 2013, 05:39:33 PM
My avatar: American Impressionist composer Charles Griffes.

You can't leave out "Thomlinson"
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Post by: Mirror Image on April 07, 2013, 05:51:01 PM
You can't leave out "Thomlinson"

Next time he's my avatar I'll be sure not to leave Tomlinson off. ;) :)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 03, 2013, 04:25:32 AM
From illustrator J.J. Harrison. Finn and Jake (and BMO) from the Cartoon Network show "Adventure Time", the image pays homage to the great Miyazaki film "My Neighbor Totoro".
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Post by: Bogey on July 03, 2013, 02:24:07 PM
Frazetta Tarzan.  'Nuff said.
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Post by: Beorn on July 03, 2013, 02:30:14 PM
Frazetta Tarzan.  'Nuff said.

Nice. :)
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Post by: Bogey on July 03, 2013, 02:45:08 PM
Nice. :)

Fantasy artwork really does not get better.  There is different, but not better.(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd376/NormTyrsen/Misc%20Images/Norm%20Smilies%20Collection/thviking_smiley_81.gif)
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Post by: Tapkaara on July 05, 2013, 07:31:50 PM
Akira Ifukube, 1936.
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Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 06, 2013, 01:14:32 AM
Frazetta Tarzan.  'Nuff said.

Wow, Tarzan didn't last long! Bill, you're becoming as fickle as the Minnesota kid  :D


Sarge
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Post by: Bogey on July 06, 2013, 12:20:42 PM
Wow, Tarzan didn't last long! Bill, you're becoming as fickle as the Minnesota kid  :D


Sarge

My avatar mentor. ;D
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Post by: Beorn on July 16, 2013, 04:54:21 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Kane
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Post by: springrite on July 16, 2013, 05:07:34 PM
When my avatar changes, it is all about "personal growth"!
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Post by: springrite on July 16, 2013, 05:10:26 PM
Wow, Tarzan didn't last long! Bill, you're becoming as fickle as the Minnesota kid  :D


Sarge

At least Bill does not change his user name. But when it comes to avatar fickleness, I guess they can be billed together!
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Post by: Beorn on July 16, 2013, 05:19:09 PM
At least Bill does not change his user name. But when it comes to avatar fickleness, I guess they can be billed together!

My user name is Dave. MN Dave.  8)
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Post by: Bogey on July 16, 2013, 05:43:45 PM
My user name is Dave. MN Dave.  8)

Love the Howard nod here, Dave. 
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Post by: springrite on July 16, 2013, 05:47:08 PM
Love the Howard nod here, Dave.

I thought you'd say: My name is Bogey. Double Bogey.
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Post by: Bogey on July 16, 2013, 05:55:09 PM
I thought you'd say: My name is Bogey. Double Bogey.

 :)
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Post by: Beorn on July 17, 2013, 02:50:27 AM
Love the Howard nod here, Dave.

Stratego!
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Post by: Bogey on July 17, 2013, 06:23:11 AM
Stratego!

Indeed!  Fun to play online as well....and free.
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Post by: Beorn on July 28, 2013, 03:01:18 PM
Some guy.
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Post by: Opus106 on July 28, 2013, 11:27:38 PM
Some guy.

The man doesn't look like Mike at all. He seems more a Dave, I'd say.
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Post by: Beorn on July 29, 2013, 03:22:27 AM
The man doesn't look like Mike at all. He seems more a Dave, I'd say.

Some other guy. :)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 12, 2013, 07:08:45 AM
Another monkey. This time a curious one.
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Post by: modUltralaser on August 13, 2013, 10:57:20 AM
An expression of pure rage.
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 13, 2013, 11:10:33 AM
An expression of pure rage.

Would you prefer squares?  :)
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Post by: kyjo on August 18, 2013, 08:39:21 AM
My avatar has changed abruptly from the dashing young Enescu to the craggy old Rautavaara! :D His forbidding looks belie music of great beauty and sensuous colors. Many have criticized him for sameness in his output, but I say to Rautavaara keep doing what you do best! I really hope he keeps composing in his old age. I would especially love to have another symphony from his pen. :)
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Post by: Mirror Image on August 18, 2013, 08:42:16 AM
My avatar has changed abruptly from the dashing young Enescu to the craggy old Rautavaara! :D His forbidding looks belie music of great beauty and sensuous colors. Many have criticized him for sameness in his output, but I say to Rautavaara keep doing what you do best! I really hope he keeps composing in his old age. I would especially love to have another symphony from his pen. :)

I personally enjoy Rautavaara's music. Particular favorites of mine are Violin Concerto, Symphonies 7 & 8, and Autumn Gardens.
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Post by: springrite on August 18, 2013, 08:44:01 AM
Would you prefer squares?  :)
What he really wanted to say was that he hates the binoculars on your monkey avatar!
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Post by: kyjo on August 18, 2013, 08:49:34 AM
I personally enjoy Rautavaara's music. Particular favorites of mine are Violin Concerto, Symphonies 7 & 8, and Autumn Gardens.

I love all those works too, along with Manhattan Trilogy, Symphony no. 3 (which is twelve-tone but you'd never guess it), On the Last Frontier and PC 3.
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Post by: Mirror Image on August 18, 2013, 08:55:45 AM
I love all those works too, along with Manhattan Trilogy, Symphony no. 3 (which is twelve-tone but you'd never guess it), On the Last Frontier and PC 3.

Yes, those are fine works as well.
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Post by: kyjo on August 21, 2013, 12:21:07 PM
My avatar is now the great American composer David Diamond. He is a sadly underrated composer for one who composed music of such power, intensity and warmth. His Symphony no. 2 is a masterpiece which deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the third symphonies of Copland and Harris.
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Post by: Mirror Image on August 21, 2013, 06:12:11 PM
My avatar is now the great American composer David Diamond. He is a sadly underrated composer for one who composed music of such power, intensity and warmth. His Symphony no. 2 is a masterpiece which deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the third symphonies of Copland and Harris.

Such a great composer and sadly neglected. I like his much better than Copland or Harris to be honest.
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Post by: kyjo on August 21, 2013, 06:29:57 PM
Such a great composer and sadly neglected. I like his much better than Copland or Harris to be honest.

Copland and Harris are frustratingly uneven composers who, only in their very greatest works (both of their third symphonies IMO), really wrote music of great substance and emotion. Diamond, on the other hand, is a much more consistent composer who poured his heart into his work and produced music of great depth and communicative power. It is a travesty that many major works of his, including his Symphonies 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11, remain unrecorded. :(
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Post by: Mirror Image on August 21, 2013, 06:31:40 PM
Copland and Harris are frustratingly uneven composers who, only in their very greatest works (both of their third symphonies IMO), really wrote music of great substance and emotion. Diamond, on the other hand, is a much more consistent composer who poured his heart into his work and produced music of great depth and communicative power.

I honestly don't care for Copland's or Harris' 3rd. I think these are highly overrated and not because they're 'popular' but mainly because Schuman's 3rd blows them both away. ;) :D I agree with what you wrote about Diamond. Such a lyrically expressive composer.
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Post by: lisa needs braces on August 21, 2013, 06:34:26 PM
Mine is a reference to John Cage's 4'33.
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Post by: kyjo on August 26, 2013, 04:40:15 PM
Now, my avatar is the great Danish maverick Rued Langgaard. What I find fascinating about his music is that while being strikingly original and imaginative in a number of ways, its tonal language is still firmly planted in the late-romantic tradition. It is sad that his music is still largely overshadowed by his countryman Nielsen. Anyone who hasn't yet purchased the Dacapo set of his complete symphonies: GET IT NOW!!!! Simply amazing stuff from start to finish. His Symphony no. 1 is an amazingly accomplished work for a sixteen-year-old!

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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 26, 2013, 04:41:52 PM
Now, my avatar is the great Danish maverick Rued Langgaard. What I find fascinating about his music is that while being strikingly original and imaginative in a number of ways, its tonal language is still firmly planted in the late-romantic tradition. It is sad that his music is still largely overshadowed by his countryman Nielsen. Anyone who hasn't yet purchased the Dacapo set of his complete symphonies: GET IT NOW!!!! Simply amazing stuff from start to finish. His Symphony no. 1 is an amazingly accomplished work for a sixteen-year-old!

 I see you're a fan of Super Rued.

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/img_3620.jpg)
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Post by: kyjo on August 26, 2013, 04:44:15 PM
I see you're a fan of Super Rued.

(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/img_3620.jpg)

LOL! :P
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Post by: springrite on August 26, 2013, 04:47:48 PM
Now, my avatar is the great Danish maverick Rued Langgaard. What I find fascinating about his music is that while being strikingly original and imaginative in a number of ways, its tonal language is still firmly planted in the late-romantic tradition. It is sad that his music is still largely overshadowed by his countryman Nielsen. Anyone who hasn't yet purchased the Dacapo set of his complete symphonies: GET IT NOW!!!! Simply amazing stuff from start to finish. His Symphony no. 1 is an amazingly accomplished work for a sixteen-year-old!
One of the most distinct looking composers but your avatar chose one of his more normal photos!
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Post by: kyjo on August 26, 2013, 04:59:16 PM
One of the most distinct looking composers but your avatar chose one of his more normal photos!