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PostPosted: Sat November 2nd, 2013, 21:48 GMT 
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We may be nearing an anniversary, and I for one would like to make it as festive as possible, which could require some planning.


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PostPosted: Sat November 2nd, 2013, 22:01 GMT 
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That is a good question. A quick check of members yields this:

the first person to join Expecting Rain was Karl Erik, Thursday, October 28, 2004. Next fall I say we all meet at smoke's house!

memberlist.php?mode=&sk=c&sd=a

I thought is was older than that though...


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PostPosted: Sat November 2nd, 2013, 22:19 GMT 
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There's a thread about the forum with (I think) that date.

The site itself is older...at least August 1994 according to the archives.

But everyone's welcome at my place anyway!


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PostPosted: Sat November 2nd, 2013, 22:31 GMT 

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smoke wrote:
The site itself is older...at least August 1994 according to the archives.

That sounds about right. Clinton was elected in '92. Probably took a couple years for Al Gore to invent the internet.


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PostPosted: Sun November 3rd, 2013, 16:27 GMT 
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Actually I would love it if Karl would take a moment and post a brief history of ER and it's evolution.

His trials and tribulations in running it going on 20 years!!

Maybe make it a sticky in OT.

Come on Karl, your public needs to know!




that last bit might scare the bazeeges out of him! :P


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PostPosted: Sun November 3rd, 2013, 16:29 GMT 
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If we pool our money I wonder if we could book Dylan for a private gig at the Erik residence.


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PostPosted: Sun November 3rd, 2013, 16:32 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
If we pool our money I wonder if we could book Dylan for a private gig at the Erik residence.


Okay, but if for some reason Karl can't host I guess I could if pressed! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun November 3rd, 2013, 16:35 GMT 
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http://expectingrain.com/dok/mo/karlerik.html

and

http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/9/Talk ... e-no-other


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PostPosted: Sun November 3rd, 2013, 16:43 GMT 
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Thanks KE!!


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PostPosted: Sun November 3rd, 2013, 16:51 GMT 
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Yes, thanks. I knew it was old but had no idea it was one if the first websites in the world. Amazing the fatefulness of some decisions we make...I can't thank you enough for all your hard work over the years.


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PostPosted: Sun November 3rd, 2013, 16:54 GMT 
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Yes Karl, you may sit in your little igloo over there in Norland sometimes wondering if it's all worth it.

There are many of us that greatly value this place!!


Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu November 14th, 2013, 12:24 GMT 
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Yes Karl, you may sit in your little igloo over there in Norland sometimes wondering if it's all worth it.

There are many of us that greatly value this place!!


Thanks.


Yes, I conker, jimb727... zit ease a marvellous place.

Eyes zinc sat Karl should speak to meester Dylan and orange for heem to play a special sing for sus on zee Sunday night in zee Blackpool... meek eat appen, mister Karl Erik. (That is my best Norland accent)


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PostPosted: Thu November 28th, 2013, 13:49 GMT 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu November 28th, 2013, 20:33 GMT 
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Bump.

Does no one else care that thickboy's charming impression of a swede convinced Bob Dylan to debut a tempest song in Karl Erik's honor?


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PostPosted: Wed December 11th, 2013, 23:38 GMT 
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Did the forums get shut down for a while once? If so, why?


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PostPosted: Thu December 12th, 2013, 00:01 GMT 
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Yeah, a long time ago. Lots of ridiculous fighting going on. KE shut it down.


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PostPosted: Thu December 12th, 2013, 00:57 GMT 
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The question referred to the website, so the anniversary stands.

Also, how about thickboy!?!?


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PostPosted: Thu December 12th, 2013, 12:10 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
Bump.

Does no one else care that thickboy's charming impression of a swede convinced Bob Dylan to debut a tempest song in Karl Erik's honor?

are you sure?


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PostPosted: Thu December 12th, 2013, 12:27 GMT 
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Yeah, a long time ago. Lots of ridiculous fighting going on. KE shut it down.


wooooooooh -great avatar !
(^^Move Over!)


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PostPosted: Thu December 12th, 2013, 19:51 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
Does no one else care that thickboy's charming impression of a swede convinced Bob Dylan to debut a tempest song in Karl Erik's honor?


Just one of the many reasons thickboy is regarded as the Senior Contributor.


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PostPosted: Thu December 12th, 2013, 21:55 GMT 
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Karl Erik wrote:
http://expectingrain.com/dok/mo/karlerik.html

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http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/9/Talk ... e-no-other

Somehow I missed this entire thread (I can't read them anymore at work :evil: ) - but I definitely wanted to thank Karl Erik for posting this history of ER and also to thank him once again for the best Dylan website on the internet. :D :D :D


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