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I miss Ray Parker

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Ed Fuqua, Nov 9, 2005.


  1. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    sigh....
     
  2. I agree. Perhaps he will one day see fit to return from the Land of Lurk.

    I seem to recall other members who have found their way back into the fold . . . :bag:
     
  3. Did Ray leave in a huff? In a minute and a huff?
     
  4. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    True dat. Last time he split, he was switching digs, and I Emailed him to make sure he was ok. I'm assuming the same is true now. If you see him, say hi please.
     
  5. lubao

    lubao Guest

    Aug 6, 2005
    NSW, Australia
    Yep, I for one have enjoyed and was inspired by his playing his helpful advise on bass fingerings techniques, his thoughts and passion for music in general...come back Ray Parker! :meh:
     
  6. olivier

    olivier

    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    Thanks Ed for pointing out the evidence: I miss Ray too !
     
  7. I had a look at his calendar and he should be around. Not spotting many Fuqua posts either - I don't get the chance to hang round TB as much at the moment - I was beginging to think Ed and Ray had eloped. Parker posts are a must look on my list and the board is looking a little bleak at the moment. At least Ed's still around.
     
  8. From the San Francisco Gig thread:



    Its a pretty lengthy thread that featured some strongly held positions. Reading over it will put the above quotes in context.
     
  9. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    I agree. He has been absent long enough. That circumstance was an interloper moderator from slabland that for some reason chose to jump in on Chris' turf. I thought that was in bad taste. Apparently the rules of decorum didn't apply there.

    Anyhow that is over. I too miss the input. So, Ray I'll be in NYC over Thanksgiving weekend. I'll buy you dinner if you quit this silence thing.
     
  10. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    I'll be at SOFIA'S on Saturday the 26th if both youse guys want to fall by for some beers and ihngesitzen....
     
  11. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    The way I saw it, SMASH wasn't posting as a moderator, but rather as a member who was interested in the topic of conversation. And since that topic was not in any way DB specific, there's no reason a plankspanker should feel unwelcome. If he had been attempting to use moderator admin privileges to edit posts or the like, that would have been out of line. As it was, he was just another member making a point on the opposite side of the coin. As a DB mod with "supermod" access accross the board, I would never use those privileges outside of the DB forum unless asked, or in the case of spammers or porn bombers. That would indeed be in bad taste. But I regularly post opinions in the BG forums, and as far as I know, that's kosher. Honestly, I wish the remark about the usage agreement had not been made, but at the same time, I've seen regular members make those kinds of remarks before many times.

    In a way, I feel partly responsible because I was too busy to keep up with most of the threads going on at that time. Had I been around more, I probably would have tried to lighten that thread up before it got to that point. As it was, by the time I got there, it had already been pretty heated for some time. My bad! My day gig is just kicking my tail a lot these days, and I only read about 1/5th of the threads that are going on. I still rely on the "reported post" function much of the time, so don't hesitate to use it if you or anyone sees something starting to get out of hand.

    I hope he takes you up on that, as I'd love to see his input return as well. Maybe make it a really GOOD dinner, and we'll be back in business. :)
     
  12. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    Right. You are correct. I stand appropriatly moderated.
    How bout an outstanding dinner and cocktails and cab rides.
     
  13. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Now, if that doesn't do it, I doubt anything will. :)
     
  14. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    Oh yea. Perfect. I was looking for an excuse to get away from the inlaws. They are nuts.
     
  15. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    Well of course there is the reality of my company. Perhaps I should throw in a few girls...
     
  16. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Couldn't hurt. :)
     
  17. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    it took me 45 minutes to read that freakin' thread !!!
     
  18. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    i mean the one Pukespray quoted...
     
  19. D McCartney

    D McCartney crosswind downwind bass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Tacoma WA
    What?? You can get free dinner and girls by staying away from TB? :hyper:
     
  20. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Yeah, me too. And I wish I could have that 45 minutes of my life back--much heat, but little light, was generated in those fourteen pages or whatever it was.