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-Mik

Jun 29, 2022
Brooklyn Tech Parkies Reunion
Classes 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, as well as transfers


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Mik - Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 3:50 P
Brooklyn Army Terminal 30th Anniversary
Can you believe it's been 30 years -- THIRTY YEARS -- since the Brooklyn Army Terminal?

In case you missed it, you can check out highlights and other stuff at this website:

http://RocktoberBlowout.com

It's long time due to watch that video again.

Mik
 
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Zzyzx - Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 5:57 A
What’s The Haps This Summer?
I'm down for a road trip to anywhere in the USA or border region of Canada. A Ray's Kernfield re-union would be awsome in the fall, but I'm down for another trip too if it's not to far in the future.
 
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Zzyzx - Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 9:56 P
Starting Band.
Alternate link.


View on Vimeo.


 
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Zzyzx - Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 8:20 P
Starting Band.
Have a couple partners, a singer, and another woman who's got connections. We have a lot to do but we plan to be touring by next spring. So I pulled my Roland drum set out of the closet and set it up. This is the first time I've played in about 10 years.

http://knuckles.calpop.com/~ag/going_krupa.avi
 
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Zzyzx - Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 6:21 P
So, Let’s Some Catching Up!
Here's another shot from the wind farm, looking up the inside of a stanchion. The blue cable is a loop that is used to haul tools and stuff up. The other is for the safety harness.


 
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Zzyzx - Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 4:49 P
So, Let’s Some Catching Up!
Holy shit am I really wearing the same clothes in that shot as in the gallery?
 
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Zzyzx - Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 4:30 P
So, Let’s Some Catching Up!
Let me get the big one out of the way: I filed for divorce a couple weeks ago. No, it's a good thing, we both agree on, and we're handling it with a "no fangs" approach. Trying to set a good example for the kid - that you handle conflict peacefully, and that we're not breaking up the family, just the marriage.

I had been pretty depressed for a couple of years, isolating myself in front of various screens. My entire social life was spent on IRC bullshitting with people I know in SoCal. Then, about 6 months ago when it became clear that the split was imminent, I had a scary vision: sitting alone in an apartment with a vaporizor and a bottle of Jameson, playing GTA every night. I decided "fuck that" and shouted out to a local subreddit, asking where the best dives in town were. Next thing I knew, I was organizing events at meetup.com. Our group's motto is "Use the Internet to get off the Internet!"

Here's a shot from a road trip we did to the PSE wind farm, about 130 miles East of me.



Other than that, just keeping my head above water, trying to stay one step ahead of a smart-ass thirteen year old!

Who's next?
 
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Zzyzx - Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 4:08 P
Cool Photos, Dude.
Thanks! Is there any way for you to correct the mispelling in one of the captions?

Also, the thumbnails seem to be missing.
 
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mmuller - Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 10:45 A
Cool Photos, Dude.


Very nice. I'll see if I can upload one of me with my girlfriend's new grandson.
 
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mmuller - Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 10:43 A
This Site Seems Dead....
I just did another look and he's nowhere. It's amazing to think you can't find someone online these days. I even found "Burger" Joe Mielko on Facebook. He hasn't responded to me yet, but I found him. (He was camera 2 for the Brooklyn Army Terminal party.)
 
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mimart7 - Thu, Aug 22, 2013, 2:51 P
This Site seems dead....
Needless to say, we all wonder what happened to Marc.
 
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mmuller - Thu, Aug 22, 2013, 11:12 A
This Site seems dead....
Nope. Sometime around 2003 I called the company he used to work for. They said he'd left just months earlier, and they didn't know how to reach him. I hope he's ok.

Last time I saw him was on the street in NYC, maybe 1991 or so. He asked if he could borrow money. I gave him a $50 I happened to have in my wallet (I usually don't carry large bills, so it was weird) and handed it to him and said "Keep it. To be honest, I don't expect to see this money again. If you pay me back, fine, but don't worry about it. Just stay safe." I wish now that I'd offered him a place, or gave him my phone number.
 
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OrphonSoul - Wed, Aug 21, 2013, 2:57 A
This Site seems dead....
Has anyone found Marc Yet? I haven't seen him in years. I hope he is ok.
 
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Zzyzx - Thu, Apr 21, 2011, 2:33 A
Grace Hopper...
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Zzyzx - Sun, Apr 3, 2011, 10:59 P
Moon8
This has been around a while, but since Dark Side binds all us Parkies together in some way or another I thought it deserved a post. It's 'performed' on a Nintendo Entertainment System.

Check out how parts of On The Run sound very close to the original tones. It's funny, but in many ways the NES' synthesizer is more sophisticated than the gear they used to make the album.

http://www.geek.com/...ptune-ified-2011042/
 
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Zzyzx - Wed, Mar 30, 2011, 7:06 P
Anthony Wiener
Anthony's video response.

http://blog.reddit.c...nswers-your-top.html
 
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Zzyzx - Wed, Mar 23, 2011, 2:03 P
Anthony Wiener
Anthony is doing a Q/A today at the following URL. The post says he will answer questions at 5:30 today (I assume he means Eastern time).

http://www.reddit.co..._anthony_weiner_dny/
 
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nyd - Tue, Mar 15, 2011, 5:49 A
Bear in Japan
Thanks for all the good vibes, Parkies. There have been two gas explosions on the street where my school is and I am considering giving up smoking...cigarettes, that is :D
 
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mmuller - Tue, Mar 15, 2011, 12:28 A
Anthony Wiener
Anthony Wiener on Colbert:

http://www.colbertna...-9-2011-david-brooks
 
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mmuller - Tue, Mar 15, 2011, 12:17 A
Bear in Japan
Following what's going on over there ... blown away. Nuclear reactors blowing up. Towns disappearing. Thousands dead. Unreal. Glad you're still with us, Dave.
 
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Frankelrivera - Mon, Mar 14, 2011, 6:13 P
Bear in Japan
Thanks Mik for keeping track, and posting this. Dave I'm glad to know you are ok.
All the best,
Elizabeth (Liz) Frankel
 
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nyd - Sun, Mar 13, 2011, 12:17 A
Shaker
Hey Martin. I thought I had gotten used to the quakes in Japan, but this was a whopper! I was on the fifth floor of a fairly old building and that sucker shook like a strippers ass for at least three minutes! It felt like a whole lot longer. The next shock came about ten minutes later, it was a 7.2, and that got us scurrying out of the building. We all jumped in my van and watched the building sway for the next half an hour or so.
I live in the mountains so there wasn't any worry about floods. We had a few rock slides, but for the most part the city fared well.
Aftershocks were pretty strong...still are, but whiskey makes sleep possible ;)

I ain't too sure if they are gonna let us back into the building....It's slated for demolition in a year and this might just have moved the date up a couple of months.

Thanks bro,
Dave.
 
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Martin - Sun, Mar 13, 2011, 12:00 A
Yo Rat
On behalf of all the Parkies, Rat, our thoughts are with you, and your family.
Martin
 
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Martin - Sat, Mar 12, 2011, 11:50 P
Shaker
Hey Hair-Bear.
Congratulations on surviving that! Ive felt a 7 so I can only imagine what that 9 was like. Then the floods....
Did the shaking cause the most damage or the floods where you live? How long did the initial shaking last? I know those aftershocks make it hard to sleep, no?
Take care, Martin
 
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nyd - Sat, Mar 12, 2011, 10:30 P
Bear in Japan
Hi guys.
I am OK. Scariest thing I've ever experienced!! I live about 150 miles from the city they probably showed on the news. We had no power water or telephone lines even the internet was down so I had no way to get in touch with folks. The city is pretty banged up and there are over 200 people dead. I am really lucky I am not one of them!
thanks for your concern,

David
 
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Mik - Fri, Mar 11, 2011, 11:28 A
Bear in Japan
I don't know if you all have heard about the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan this morning. Crazy damage. The largest one over there in 140 years.

David "Bear" Rutella lives in Japan.

David, are you ok?
 
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Mik - Mon, Dec 27, 2010, 1:35 P
Happy Holidays!
My 10-year old daughter Ivy still believes, I think. However...

In the car on the way to their cousin's house last week we were listening to the How Christmas Works episode of the "Stuff You Should Know" podcast from HowStuffWorks.com (excellent podcast, BTW) when they came to the point about the history of Santa. They said that he originally came from Turkey, was worshiped by Italian sailors, who then took his bones and brought him to Italy and placed him in the alter of The Grandmother, worshiped for her gift giving during the winter solstice, essentially kicking her out of that alter and giving Nick her history. The podcast show hosts then commented that "there is no magic" with Santa.

Ivy nearly jumped out of her car seat and said "There is no Santa?!?" Her older sister Miette and I both said "No, no, no, there is a Santa Claus. Those guys were just joking around" as I shut the player off. There was about three minutes of silence while she processed. I wasn't sure if I'd just spoiled her innocence on the subject, and whether or not I'd catch serious hell from my ex.

Three days later, while at my parent's house on Christmas Eve, we were visited by one of Santa's Helpers, who handed out gifts to all the kids there. Later that night, as Ivy was getting in bed, she asked me if Santa was still coming later that night. I told her that he had already come and gave her a present. She said "No... I mean SANTA, not that guy in the suit from down the street."

So, I'm not sure if she still believes, or is going along with the program. If the day does come that she asks me the definitive yes or no question, I'll go with the following: Yes, he did in fact once exist a very long time ago, but his tale was a different one than the way he is now portrayed in the Christmas cartoons you watch on TV. His memory, and acts of giving and kindness are still celebrated today with each child's parents "helping" Santa continue his tradition.
 
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!an - Sat, Dec 25, 2010, 3:39 A
Happy Holidays!
Wait...what about the tooth-fairy?


 
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Zzyzx - Sat, Dec 25, 2010, 2:14 A
Happy Holidays!
My 9 year old daughter recently pinned me to the wall about Santa. I regret feeding her the myth, and the moment of truth had arrived. Some kids at school told her he was not real and she wanted answers.

I tried to hedge, by answering with questions like, "Well do you think he's real?", but she said, "Dad! It's a yes or no question!", while doing the karate chop to the open palm gesture.

So finally I admitted that he wasn't real and that it was a tradition etc.

This didn't go over too well. "Then why did I spend all that time writing those letters to him!? AND WHO ATE THE COOKIE AND DRANK THE MILK!???"

She cried for a few minutes. It broke my heart. She was so mad at me she wouldn't let me console her. Then she went into denial for a few days, but I think she's OK now.

It sucked. I'm telling you right now, my wife is going to be the one to deal with the tooth fairy.

Peace, and be well.

~ag
 
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Mik - Sun, Jun 27, 2010, 10:41 A
Happy birthday, Rat
Best returns of the day to you.
 
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Mik - Thu, Mar 25, 2010, 5:40 P
Tech Alumni Album
Anyone else get a postcard from the alumni association for a "School Alumni Today" album? $100 for the "heirloom edition" ?
 
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Mik - Sun, Jan 10, 2010, 11:28 P
This is not FaceBook
Don't let them kid you.
 
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Mik - Mon, Dec 21, 2009, 1:17 P
BTHS voted nation’s favorite school
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Mik - Sun, Dec 20, 2009, 11:47 A
DVD -- Now Taking Orders!
DVDs began shipping last week. Orders placed today by midnight will ship tomorrow -- the last day that guarantees arrival by Christmas.

http://RocktoberBlowout.com
 
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Mik - Thu, Dec 10, 2009, 12:53 A
DVD screen shots on Facebook
Here are a bunch of screen shots from the DVD.

http://www.facebook....1750&id=175805546628

 
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Mik - Wed, Dec 9, 2009, 10:29 P
DVD -- Now Taking Orders!
The "Rocktober Blowout" DVD is done, pressed, and will begin shipping on Saturday.

The wait is over!

If you haven't reserved your copy, DO IT NOW!

Go to http://www.RocktoberBlowout.com
 
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Mik - Mon, Nov 23, 2009, 10:04 P
DVD -- Now Taking Orders!
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Mik - Sun, Nov 22, 2009, 8:22 P
DVD -- Now Taking Orders!
Now taking orders for the 1988 Brooklyn Army Terminal party -- First Annual Cranking Rocktober Blowout

http://bths.webworksserver.com/group.cfm?g=194

DVDs are $20 plus $5 shipping. Order up to five and save on shipping.
 
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Mik - Mon, Nov 16, 2009, 10:11 P
DVD coming out soon
I have also created a FaceBook page for the party and will begin posting updates there as well.

http://www.facebook....l-Party/175805546628
 
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Mik - Mon, Nov 16, 2009, 10:08 P
DVD coming out soon
I just finished dumping the VHS B-Roll master to the hard drive of my editing machine and have borrowed a U-Matic deck for the 3/4" masters. Editing will begin later this week and I hope to have it completed and shipping the first week of December.

The wet t-shirt footage is hysterical.
 
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Zzyzx - Tue, Nov 3, 2009, 2:55 A
Enjoy.
The... uh, deal, is that's a favorite Floyd tune, from the album just before Waters' ego exploded from the success of Dark Side. They still sounded like a band that collaborated. :)

Plus, I was intrigued by the smiling young lady who appears at various ages in the montage. I get the feeling the mash was done for her, by a loved one. It appears to be clips/stills from the family album. It made me think of my own daughter's future, in a heartwarming way.

And man, that 24" Paiste ride cymbal is dreamy.

~ag
 
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Mik - Mon, Nov 2, 2009, 6:38 A
Enjoy.
Hey Bonz. Wots, uh, the deal? Did you post that video?

I liked the version of Grandchester Meadows with them in the studio. All ripe and ready to burst out.
 
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Zzyzx - Mon, Nov 2, 2009, 5:21 A
Enjoy.
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Zzyzx - Wed, Oct 28, 2009, 3:10 A
Enjoy.
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Mik - Sat, Oct 10, 2009, 9:17 A
Dwayne Black
Michael Anatole sent a message to the members of Brooklyn Technical High School - Class of 1981.

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Subject: Dwayne Black

Message from Dawn Copney Joyner:

It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of our friend and former classmate, Dwayne Black. Dwayne passed away yesterday, Thursday, October 8 after an almost 8 month formidable fight with stomach cancer. Please keep his wife, Thomasina L. Clavizzao and family in your prayers. You can post something directly on her wall or if you are not friends with her you can make a comment to her under my post. If you would like to send your condolences via mail, her address is P.O. 1572, Lake City, SC 29560. I will let you get back to you with details about funeral arrangements once they are finalized for those of you who can make it. ~Dawn Copney Joyner
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Mik - Thu, Oct 1, 2009, 1:32 P
Ratfield Party
So how was the party? Anyone take pictures? Can you upload a few?
 
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Martin - Sun, Aug 30, 2009, 4:28 P
Hot Tuna and Ratfield
Hi all. Well Hot Tuna was great, But their setlist was not what i was hoping for, didnt really play any of their hits as on Final Vinyl, etc...Not going to make it to the Party either, Familys still in Sweden and there not into taking another trip anywhere for a minute. Hopefully that Cruise reunion Ive been hearing about wil happen. Have Fun Rat and take some pics. Later, degenerates.
 
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Zzyzx - Sat, Aug 29, 2009, 3:35 A
Ratfield Party
Bones checking in from somewhere near the OR/CA border.

Sorry I won't make it. How bout a google maps link?
 
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Toni - Wed, Aug 26, 2009, 7:38 P
Frederik Pohl -
That is a very cool story. Thanks for sharing. It's especially poignant for those of us that had our own sturm und drang going on at the time and likewise couldn't focus. Hi everybody-
 
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Mik - Wed, Aug 26, 2009, 11:22 A
Frederik Pohl -
Frederik Pohl, one of the nation's most prominent science fiction writers, attended Brooklyn Tech in the Great Depression but was unable to complete his studies, and left in his senior year. To this day, he identifies himself as "Frederik Pohl, Not Quite '36."

To remove the "not quite," Brooklyn Tech has awarded an Honorary Diploma to Mr. Pohl. It was presented to him by Achilles Perry '58, President of the Alumni Foundation and Jeffrey Haitkin '62, Treasurer, who is a lifelong fan of Mr. Pohl.

See how the New York Times covered the story.

http://www.nytimes.c.../22bigcity.html?_r=2


Photo: Achilles Perry '58, Frederik Pohl '36, and Jeffrey Haitkin '62.

________________________________
Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation
29 Fort Greene Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
p: (718) 797-2285
f: (718) 797-9304
www.bthsalumni.org | info@bthsalum.org
 
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Mik - Tue, Aug 25, 2009, 10:11 P
Compuserve Shuts Down
Wow. An era is over. Compuserve shuts down July 1st, 2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CompuServe
 
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Mik - Sat, Aug 22, 2009, 12:23 P
Ratfield Party
Well damn sounds like a blast. Unfortunately we can't make it. We already made plans months ago for that weekend and my kids would riot if I made them sit in the car for eight hours (assuming we don't stop for more than gas). So, have a few on me and take plenty of pictures and upload them here.
 
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Ratman - Sat, Aug 22, 2009, 1:19 A
Ratfield Party
Ok....Here's the deal....We own 6 acres in Culpeper VA at the end of a dirt road deep surrounded by farm land. At the end of the road is the Rapidan River...A protected river that originates in the Blue Ridge Mtns. There are around 150 people invited...We'll see how many show. Bring tents or RV's there is plenty of room. Starts Friday night 9/25 and will run through Sun 9/27 with Sat the 26th being the main day. We have our own private pebble beach on the river with an island in the middle that the kids will love to explore.....It has a bamboo forest on it as does the lower 3 acres of our property by the river. There will be horse rides for the more adventurous kids as we have 2...a Belgian Draft Horse and an Appaloosa. Depending on how things go maybe we'll even break out the go-kart for the kids and let them cruise. We will be roasting a pig for dinner sat nite followed up with a fireworks display and bonfire.....to be followed by partying deep into the night after the kids are tucked away....All invited. We'll be providing Pig, corn, taters, beer.....Feel free to bring a dish or beverages of your choice. see ya there.
 
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Martin - Sat, Aug 22, 2009, 12:05 A
Ratfield Party
Hey all
Is this party on? Who else has responded Rat? Sounds great! Is it some land like Kernfield right on the Delaware or something. Bring your own tent. etc... Anyway would be interested in some more details before packing up the whole family which seems like that might be a good Idea if this goes down as I would like and the kids can run around the woods and have bonfires Beautiful country aound them parts.
 
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Piggy - Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 8:05 P
Catch up Follow Up
Mik, Im living in lower Westchester and working in Manhattan. Wife, 2 kids. Kevin, thanks for the invite! Hopefully I can make it. Martin, Im looking forward to that beer where we can all catch up.
 
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Ratman - Wed, Aug 19, 2009, 11:18 A
Party Time
I guess you came back at just the right moment Steve. I am coming home on leave 9/5 and the wife and I decided to throw a huge weekend long party. We just recently purchased several river front acres and thought a party was in order. Below is the invitation....ALL are invited. Mik, please pass along to any who are not automatically mailed from the site if you would...Or maybe you can forward me everyones addy as I dont want to post my address and ph # here. . Hope to see you all there.

Dear Friends,
Kevin is coming back from Iraq on leave and it's time to party!!
Bring your tent, your bathing suit, your flashlight and party spirit, 'cause we would Love for you to join us during our
"1st Annual Bunch O' Dix Weekend River Jam".
The festivities will commence Friday night September 25th at 6 PM (or whenever you arrive) with drinks and buffet for those who want to arrive early to get the best camping spots and will continue through
Sunday afternoon September 27th.
Saturday morning will consist of Breakfast and then getting the pig started, followed by a day of swimming in the river, rafting/tubing down the river, volleyball, music and sampling many tasty beverages. For the kids, the river of course….scavenger hunt, a tree house to play in and plenty of exploring on the island in the middle of the river. We expect dinner around 6PM on Saturday once the pig is done roasting. The party will continue deep into the night with a bonfire, fireworks display and many tall tales of adventure around the fire. There is plenty of room to camp or RV either around the house or down by the river. Bring the kids....There will be many, many kids...Bring a covered dish if you'd like, we will be providing Roast Pig corn and taters....or bring a beverage of your choice if you prefer. We will be providing many different types of beers and several stronger beverages for later in the evening once the kids go to sleep. Come one; come all...Let's end the summer with a BLAST!! See you there.

Please R.S.V.P. by 9/10/09

Kevin & Christine Dix

 
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Mik - Wed, Aug 19, 2009, 9:39 A
DVD coming out soon
DVD Update: the equipment I mentioned back in February was removed before I could gain access to it. However, I have found another source of a U-Matic player (semi-professional 3/4" video tape, circa 1985) and video digitizer to allow me to dump the master edit I made back in 1989 to a hard drive.

Spring and summer this year were pretty busy and this project is not a priority, although it is something I definitely want to do. I am hoping to get it done by October (the 21st anniversary of the party) and sell it online. Makes a great holiday gift!

There will also be a companion Special Features DVD with extra footage of the party setup, and some scenes from a Kernfield Party or two that I have squirreled away. All neat stuff from decades ago, when we were all tawnier and life was just opening up.
 
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Mik - Wed, Aug 19, 2009, 9:38 A
Steve Pig
Where are you living now, Steve? Still NYC? I'm up in Western Massachusetts and loving it.
 
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Martin - Wed, Aug 19, 2009, 6:46 A
Hey Steve
Whats up man? Great to hear from you Im glad you found us. Now lets have a beer.
 
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Piggy - Tue, Aug 18, 2009, 11:30 P
Steve Pig
Great! I googled myself to see what came up and found my long lost past. The pictured are a blast and brought back a lot of memories. Its great to see you guys still get together once in a while and keep the party going.
 
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Mik - Mon, Aug 17, 2009, 9:30 A
Steve Pig
Hey Steve! How the hell are you?
 
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Mik - Mon, Aug 17, 2009, 9:28 A
Tech.
Very cool. Like the part where he traps it in his hands.
 
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Martin - Sun, Aug 16, 2009, 5:42 P
I hear ya
Im with ya Bones, sometimes it can get lonely here I know. Cheers all!
 
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Zzyzx - Thu, Aug 13, 2009, 3:57 P
RIP Les Paul
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Zzyzx - Thu, Aug 6, 2009, 6:38 A
Tech.
http://www.break.com...tern-sound-test.html

C'mon Techies. Say something.
 
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Zzyzx - Sat, Aug 1, 2009, 1:10 A
Weiner Sighting.
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Zzyzx - Fri, Jul 31, 2009, 12:43 A
Weiner Sighting.
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Zzyzx - Thu, Jul 30, 2009, 4:59 P
Weiner Sighting.
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Mik - Wed, Jul 29, 2009, 10:33 P
It’s freekin hot here.
Holy Shit Batman. And I thought it was hot today on the north east coast.
 
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Zzyzx - Wed, Jul 29, 2009, 9:02 P
It’s freekin hot here.
It hit 106 degrees in Redmond today. To give you an idea of how extreme that is, the average summer highs are around 80. Hardly any house has air conditioning in this region; it's not usually needed.

So, we improvise. Here's how I keep my dog cool: with a bag of ice or frozen green beans.





P.S. I just noticed the edit button... thanks Mik!
 
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Mik - Sat, May 30, 2009, 11:33 P
Our classmate
Weiner Roast Big Success.

Funny!
 
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Zzyzx - Sat, May 30, 2009, 10:04 P
Our classmate
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Mik - Wed, May 20, 2009, 11:53 A
getting together
Nice weather id finally coming. Anyone going to be on the east coast who wants to meet for dinner and drinks? I can cruise down to NYC almost any weekend. Be nice to see some of the faces again. Too bad Liz is renting her place. That was nice. Any chance you can kick them out for a weekend Liz? :-)
 
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Zzyzx - Fri, Mar 6, 2009, 5:49 A
Your world, rendered.
GTA IV, anyone? Chock full of deja vu inducing scenery of NYC. Grand Army Plaza/Brooklyn Public Library, the various bridges, subway, Flushing Meadows/World's Fair, Forest Hills, Central Park, Statue of Liberty (holding a cup of coffee up ;), and more. Truly a work of immersion art. If ESRB "M" is not your thing, yer missing out.
 
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Zzyzx - Sun, Mar 1, 2009, 11:39 P
Respect.
The routine is in the third link. Jog to 6:00 in the second link to witness Paul Allen Wood Shaffer dis Eric Johnson.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUbB_D-dYp8




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yTVDoSRKq0




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBC1dKGO2_A

 
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Zzyzx - Fri, Feb 27, 2009, 3:31 A
Stevie Wonder on Seseme Street - Superstition
Hrm... vid taken down and re-instated in just the last 10 minutes.

Alternate:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl4DAlHlw5A

And one of him doing a drum solo:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBA4vWQRBA0
 
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Mik - Thu, Feb 26, 2009, 4:51 P
Stevie Wonder on Seseme Street - Superstition
Wow. We were lucky to grow up at a time when daytime educational programming for children included 6+ minute live jam sessions with incredible musicians!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE

Check out the headbanger on the fire escape!
 
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Zzyzx - Mon, Feb 23, 2009, 9:46 P
The Benny Hillifier.
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Mik - Tue, Feb 10, 2009, 10:52 P
DVD coming out soon
Well, I found the right equipment to get this project rolling, so I expect to have at least the first DVD ready for release by March. Yes, just mere weeks away.

I’ve also set up a group on Facebook for the party attendees that are online there.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=50637726730

I’ll post news about the release in both places, but THIS website is where the DVDs will actually be sold.

Stay tuned...
 
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Mik - Thu, Feb 5, 2009, 10:55 P
Hello, Degenerates
That would be fun, but no can do for me. Not this weekend at any rate.
 
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Martin - Thu, Feb 5, 2009, 10:04 P
Hello, Degenerates
Anyone around NY want to meet me for a beer or something? Ill be in town this weekend. The boys are back in town.
 
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Mik - Wed, Jan 7, 2009, 10:07 A
Airplane Shop
Boy, ’Tech really had everything. i didn’t know there was an airplane-building shop! That would have been cool.

Someone’s auctioning off an 8x10 photo of the lab. Here’s a blow-up of the image:

http://www.auctiva.c...2&formats=0&format=0

And the item on eBay, currently at $25:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...me=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
 
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Mik - Sun, Jan 4, 2009, 12:22 A
Gong Show
More You Tube fun... "The Band from Far Away" does The Immigrant Song. I remember seeing this and thinking WTF?!? I didn’t know Led Zepplin yet.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh9YBw8nnXg
 
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Mik - Sun, Jan 4, 2009, 12:16 A
Scott Halpin
Wow. I heard this story on NPR a couple of years ago and thought it was so cool that someone from the audience actually came up on stage and played with the Who after Keith Moon passed out at a show.

Here’s the radio interview with Scott Halpin

http://www.npr.org/t....php?storyId=5223059

And here’s actual video footage of the event. You have to scoot in about 6 minutes or so to see them cart Keith offstage and Pete ask the audience "Can anyone play drums?"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDwIuIHKirs&feature=related

Every fan’s dream. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time.
 
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Zzyzx - Mon, Dec 1, 2008, 11:51 P
Anybody know how to knit?
I’ll pay reasonable time & materials if someone will make one of these for me.

http://www.theanticr...mbolc08/mredless.htm
 
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Zzyzx - Sun, Nov 23, 2008, 1:31 A
Tragic News From Ft. Green.
Messed up story. Happened about as far from where we stood in the mornings to where we "gunsmoked" our class notes in the cafe.

http://wcbstv.com/lo...awsuit.2.870802.html
 
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Zzyzx - Sun, Oct 26, 2008, 4:39 A
Halloween .
Anyone planning to wear a costume this year? Please post pics! Mik, a H’08 page maybe?
 
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Mik - Tue, Oct 21, 2008, 9:46 A
Music: Nigel
I spent quite a bit of time looking for him online a couple of years ago, calling up and emailing any place that appeared to have some connection to him, and even bought the domain name he set up (and copied the html of the page via the Internet Archive).

The last time I saw Marc was on the street somewhere in Manhattan, perhaps ten or fifteen years ago. He was homeless at that time and needed cash. I gave him $50 and told him not to worry about it. I expected that I’d never see him again, and I was right. I hope he is well. I am going to get a copy of the gig you guys did at Ian and Andrew’s practice space where Marc sat on the floor with a paper bag on his head shreiking Eye-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi over and over. Classic.
 
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Zzyzx - Tue, Oct 21, 2008, 4:38 A
Music: Nigel
Who remembers these guys? Andy’s hooting accompaniment is very amusing. Watch your volume, it comes thundering in...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dvtHZSUaGA

Context: Marc Jones was influenced by them. We need to find him. Anyone heard from him in the past, say, 5 years?
 
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Zzyzx - Wed, Oct 8, 2008, 2:44 A
Frank Zappa - The Mike Douglas Show
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Zzyzx - Mon, Oct 6, 2008, 4:40 A
Technology
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Zzyzx - Fri, Oct 3, 2008, 2:47 A
T-minus 22 seconds.

 
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Mik - Thu, Oct 2, 2008, 12:40 P
How Homer Simpson votes...
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Zzyzx - Thu, Oct 2, 2008, 3:58 A
Grand Old Ploys
He’s melting. He needs to do something decisive, and fast. He’s overwhelmed and angry. Will he keep his cool under the pressure we’d put on him as President? If he ever spoke to a foreign leader the way he’s been talking this week... well, let’s hope that never happens.
 
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Zzyzx - Wed, Oct 1, 2008, 12:11 P
BoOoM Boxes!
’memeber this one?


 
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Zzyzx - Wed, Oct 1, 2008, 11:59 A
BoOoM Boxes!
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