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  1. #3391
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    I can't load up the page, though ... it says it has gone to Discord in the top lefthand corner, but the rest of the page is black and it won't progress any further. I suppose it might be my particularly rubbish Internet, which is worse than usual at the moment with increased demand.
    "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George Bernard Shaw

    "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city" George Burns

  2. #3392
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    Hey there fellow Seasonistas!

    Long time no see. How are you all doing with the social distancing and stay-at-home activities?

    Since my mother passed on Feb 13, I am taking things day by day, and it is still very difficult as you might imagine. I hope to return to participating in the Seasons at some point, but not sure when just yet.

    It is good to see that the Seasons are still going strong, and that there is discussion here about keeping them going even if UU morphs into some other format that is not as easy to use for some of us.

    I've used Discord in the past (mostly for my previous day-job in IT), and mainly as a chat room to get tech support in real-time from hardware and software vendors (oddly, this kind of chat gets you in touch with a customer service rep, faster than wating on the phone in a queue for an hour), but am not sure this kind of chat-system paradigm will be effective for the type of asynchronous conversation that many of us are used to and comfortable with here on the UU forum.

    I signed up for the reddit group and you may see my posts there. Facebook is no-go for me. This is for privacy concerns.

    Whatever happens with the Seasons and it's new home, I hope we can all keep in touch and not lose contact. If you would like to exchange email, please send me a PM and we can do it that way because I'd prefer not to publish my email in the forum because mailbot harvester programs are always watching, and I already get too much spam email as it is.

    Please take care of yourselves and your families in this time of chaos and dire health concerns for many of us.

    Mahalo,

    Booli
    Guinea proverb: "A cow that has no tail should not try to chase away flies."

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    Hey, Booli, good to see you posting again.

    I'm not active here at the moment, having other instruments taking over my time, but intend getting back at some time in the future.

    Stay safe.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    read a paper article that said Jackson Browne was infected now too.
    Ukulele player since November 2013 and started playing toy piano in July of 2019. Lover of electric ukulele!

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    Interests: Astronomy, magic the gathering, ukulele, toy piano, clarinet and my kitties!
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    yes, so good to see you booli! really hope you are holding up ok after everything that has happened, and with everything going on now
    lynda

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    Hi Booli, I too have other things pressing me away from the seasons but I do hope finding a new forum will happen. I like Discord. It looks most like the seasons and you can separate different seasons and other things like this Yakkity thread into different organized "sub channels". I do like that the vids embed on Discord. But, I am only one small unimportant voice here. I dont like that Val is unable to use it and if that is the case there needs to be a different venue like Reddit. Im sure the big dogs at UU are diligent in figuring out where we should go. I sure hate to see this place shut down. I hope it remains on the internet for all the valued information that has been posted over the many years it been around. That will be a shame to see that go if it does.

    I am truly sorry to hear about your mother. Loosing your mom is the hardest!

    Take care!
    Linda
    Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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    sorry about your loss Booli. I know I will be a wreck when the time comes for me to experience that. I certainly was when my father passed on in the early 2000's. Took me about ten years to be able to complete some songs without tearing up that were about father/son relationships. I hope your suffering isn't as prolonged and difficult as mine was.
    Ukulele player since November 2013 and started playing toy piano in July of 2019. Lover of electric ukulele!

    IG: @harmonysssmurf
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    FB: Kelly Letourneau
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    Location: Flint, Michigan USA
    Interests: Astronomy, magic the gathering, ukulele, toy piano, clarinet and my kitties!
    Occupation: retired/disabled osteopathic physician

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    I think Facebook Groups would definitely be the way to go. I know threre are some people who take issue with their business practices, what have you, but it's still the place where:
    a. the good majority of seasonistas are already present, some of use quite a lot. Most of us are quite familiar wiht how it works.
    b. One thread could be a season, or better yet, they have a "topic" tag function in groups. Just tag your post Week 424, and all the week 424 posts show up on one click.

    c. The world speaks Facebook. Some people have a problem with English as a world language because of it's presence as a hangover of colonialism and imperialism. No one's suggestong we swtich to Urdu of Banti tomorrow.

    Hay anyone seen Jon Duncan today?
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    I despise Facebook and would never sign up to it.
    My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzx...Pezq1Qh7YLL5Ew

    My 'Yazuke' collaborations with bird's eye view of my ukulele: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...21bONWOlsIWLZc

    My 'Griffs' collaborations with Mezcalero: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...phaZNPwJIIfBHm

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    So today I found out that trying to fish out a black string from the side sound hole of my ebony uke because of its through-body bridge is incredibly frustrating without a torch and a crochet hook.
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

    Shouting Into a Tin Can EP on Soundcloud now!

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