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#26 2010-09-07 09:40:12

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Re: The 4 Seasons

Nice find.  Thanks!  He could also be found in Gardner Mass microfiche of newspapers, since he came from there.  We have clippings!


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#27 2010-09-07 09:42:47

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Microfiche, I haven't used it in a long time.


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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#28 2010-09-07 09:53:21

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Yeah, I've had fun with it at a few colleges here and there.  Not all newpapers are on the net yet probably, so it still is viable.


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#29 2010-09-07 10:06:13

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Me too, I used to play with a lot at university here. A little bit more hands on then the internet.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#30 2010-09-07 10:21:22

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I used to play in a band when I was just a teenager called the Monadnock Dixieland Express.
You used to be able to get some microfiche up on the screen in a pdf I think from google with
["Monadnock Dixieland Express"], but now I think you just get my boolean algebra page.


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#31 2010-09-07 10:31:04

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Save any of your music?


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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#32 2010-09-07 13:04:49

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Lou Dumont recorded our band and played it in our area on a Sunday Night on
collectible classics show, so he probably still has the recording.  As for me, I
only have recordings from about 5 years later when the band members changed
a bit and we played more types of jazz than just dixieland.  Eventually I became
too busy with computer programming work, and had to leave the band, besides
the band wanted to stop reading music, and playing by ear, so it was a good
time to leave, since I didn't have that talent much back then.  All of the
written music is in the hands of my brother, a cornet/trumpet player now,
and we have plans to start a new dixieland band and have practiced a few
times this year.


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#33 2010-09-07 13:45:37

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Hi John;

Ever think of putting some of it say on you tube?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#34 2010-09-08 00:37:53

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Hasn't crossed my mind before.
Maybe I should contact Lou Dumont,
hopefully he is still alive, since I
like the old band better than the
newer one.  If I look through all my
storage, I might find an old tape
of the MDE band.  And I have
digitized tapes before, so that's
not a problem.


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#35 2010-09-08 03:29:41

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Hi John;

It was just a thought. Some people do it today as a means to get some exposure.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#36 2010-09-09 03:16:40

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Re: The 4 Seasons

I started on clarinet, but I like experimenting on the trombone now.
I still play the clarinet, but playing by ear is about 80% perfect,
so that leaves many wrong notes.  However, with the trombone,
it is more natural for me, and may turn into my instrument of
choice say 10 years from now if I keep practicing...


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#37 2010-09-09 03:28:38

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Hi John;

Good luck with it and keep practicing!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#38 2011-04-20 19:43:22

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John E. Franklin wrote:

Yes!  I just saw him this last saturday, and he still looks good.  He is
a very logical, smart, and somewhat humorous man.  The last time
we asked him about it was some years ago, so I don't recall everything
he said, regrettably, but if you know the Finnish language, you can
read an article with his name, "Charles Lehtinen" in it, I found on the
internet.  I googled something like, [NASA "Charles Lehtinen" 1969], but
I think I left off the 1969.

I know this is late, but I happened to stumble upon this post. Turns out Charles, or "Whitey" as he goes by, is my next door neighbor. He still loves to talk about his career with NASA and how he got to push the button. Did it for all the odd numbered Apollo missions (except 13). His favorite is the one when he came back in to work after Apollo 11 and found his button was missing. Someone had cut it out, mounted it on a plaque, and presented it to someone...(I think Nixon?). Super nice guy. He came over and pulled the leaves out of my gutter for my wife while I was away a few weeks ago. And he has a beautiful flower garden that he lets my kids play in.

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#39 2011-04-25 14:37:17

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@Seanvig,  thanks for the interesting stuff on your neighbor, my relative!!!!
Whitey's wife calls us nearly every weekend to talk still and we are in New England!!
We just had a happy North Easter Sunday...


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