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#2053922 - 03/25/13 10:44 AM If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week...  
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I'm playing Beethoven 1 on 4th April.

http://www.lakewoodsymphony.org/cms/


...*gulp*

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#2053925 - 03/25/13 10:47 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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I'd love to have been able to go! Including because it's one of my favorite areas in the world.
(around Denver)

Congrats on having this, and good luck! thumb

#2053938 - 03/25/13 11:02 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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I see from the web link you are a music scholar competition winner. Bravo!

#2053956 - 03/25/13 11:35 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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My buffering was poor but I really enjoyed what I heard. Good luck. I'll go back and listen again.

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#2053960 - 03/25/13 11:37 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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That's awesome news Bruce! Well done and congratulations! I know you'll do great!

wish I could see you, but it's simply impossible, so...

#2053962 - 03/25/13 11:43 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Congratulations to the attractive and talented Mr. Jefferies!

Wish I could be there. Am confident you will bring the house down.

#2054043 - 03/25/13 02:09 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: theJourney]  
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Originally Posted by theJourney
Wish I could be there. Am confident you will bring the house down.
If Bruce is not able to do it with his music there's always this site: www.howtoblowthehousedown.org

grin

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#2054307 - 03/25/13 11:17 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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I also think good luck. I'll go back and listen again.

#2054309 - 03/25/13 11:21 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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AWESOME congratulations!! laugh

#2054340 - 03/26/13 12:46 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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That's TERRIFIC Bruce !!!! Hope you have a wonderful time !!! thumb


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#2054347 - 03/26/13 01:08 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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So sorry I can't make it-- congratulations, Bruce, and hope it's grand!


#2054411 - 03/26/13 06:34 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Thanks for your encouragement guys. I'm so nervous haha

#2054429 - 03/26/13 07:45 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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That's fantastic!

And try to remember to breathe deeply - the air is relatively thin up there.

#2054458 - 03/26/13 09:21 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Break a leg Bruce.
Playing for an American sudience is a great experience. I am sure they will emit warm vibes at you!

#2054485 - 03/26/13 10:33 AM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Best of luck, and bone-up on your Yank English. If you ask for chips, you will get crisps, if you ask for crisps, you might get a blank stare!


Jason
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Originally Posted by argerichfan
Best of luck, and bone-up on your Yank English. If you ask for chips, you will get crisps, if you ask for crisps, you might get a blank stare!


Don't try to load your bag into the boot......


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#2054714 - 03/26/13 06:17 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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#2054772 - 03/26/13 07:40 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Any ideas what I should take as a gift for the family I'm staying with? What would Americans like to receive from a Brit?

#2054801 - 03/26/13 08:39 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Originally Posted by debrucey
Any ideas what I should take as a gift for the family I'm staying with? What would Americans like to receive from a Brit?


Tea. smile

#2054803 - 03/26/13 08:41 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Hah, good idea. I was going to take some as provisions for myself anyway.

#2054828 - 03/26/13 09:44 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Originally Posted by debrucey
Hah, good idea.

IMO, not a good idea whatsoever. American tea is terrible -how well I know!- stick with Sri Lankan which we always got in the UK.

A good reason why I switched to coffee upon moving to the States. Not that I'm particularly regretting this...




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#2054831 - 03/26/13 09:58 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: argerichfan]  
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Originally Posted by argerichfan
Originally Posted by debrucey
Hah, good idea.

IMO, not a good idea whatsoever. American tea is terrible -how well I know!- stick with Sri Lankan which we always got in the UK.
I think debrucey was wanting suggestions for something he could take from the UK to the US as a gift.


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#2054832 - 03/26/13 10:00 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Congratulations! I wish it were closer to the East Coast that weekend.

I'm sure the family won't be expecting anything, but if you can get them something uniquely British that they may not be able to buy in the Rocky Mountains, I'm sure they'll appreciate it. To combine threads, perhaps the Black Adder DVD Box Set? laugh

Authentic British tea was a very good idea. I don't think we've had any here since Boston.. but that was one heck of a party.

A selection of English chocolate and sweets might be a good idea. Cadbury used to be a favorite, but I think it's widely distributed now?

Treacle, or even treacle tarts. Most Americans have never even heard of it. (If not for my aunt's medical studies in London some 20 years ago, I never would have heard of it, either.)

Perhaps, if they're up for a laugh, you could bring some "sponge pudding". wink

Pretty much anything from Harrod's..


Hey, how about Harrod's Heritage Tea & Coffee gift pack? It's only $25 (pounds.. don't know how to do a "pound" sign on this side of the pond). Their tea bag selection box, which is pretty nice-looking, is only $30.

Check 'em out here: http://www.harrods.com/food-and-wine/food-wine-gifts

Anyway, hope it helps. And congratulations, again!


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#2054834 - 03/26/13 10:04 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Originally Posted by debrucey
Any ideas what I should take as a gift for the family I'm staying with? What would Americans like to receive from a Brit?


How about Wenlock and Mandeville (especially if the family has children)?

Or else some memento from Wills & Kate, or from the Queen's Jubilee.....


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#2054843 - 03/26/13 10:13 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: currawong]  
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Originally Posted by currawong
I think debrucey was wanting suggestions for something he could take from the UK to the US as a gift.

Well perhaps not Marmite, never liked it as a lad! laugh


Jason
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I love marmite so I may have to take some of that for myself as well.

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Originally Posted by debrucey
I love marmite so I may have to take some of that for myself as well.


Marmite makes anything taste palatable. Even American fast food....... wink


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#2055063 - 03/27/13 12:03 PM Re: If anybody happens to be near Lakewood, CO next week... [Re: debrucey]  
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Originally Posted by debrucey
Any ideas what I should take as a gift for the family I'm staying with? What would Americans like to receive from a Brit?

British jams are generally much better than what we get here. I'm especially fond of black currant (or as you Brits spell it, blackcurrant) jam, but that might not suit your hosts' palates. Orange and ginger marmalade are lovely, too. Nowadays we can find some of the best British products on better grocery stores' shelves, but the more exotic varieties are harder to find.

My dad always brings back Marks & Spencer undershirts from Britain, but somehow that doesn't seem like a very appropriate gift!

If it's at all possible, do allow yourself as many days as possible to recover from the seven-hour time difference and to acclimate to the altitude. Denver is the mile-high city, and the air is decidedly thinner than what you're used to. People vary a lot in their acclimatization rates, but you should allow at least a day before any serious exertion.

-Andy

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Originally Posted by bennevis
Originally Posted by debrucey
I love marmite so I may have to take some of that for myself as well.


Marmite makes anything taste palatable. Even American fast food....... wink

laugh , considering the plethora of American-based fast food joints in the UK, I should not be surprised if Bruce has experimented with Marmite, or at least HP Sauce!

Several years ago I was rather amazed to see Marmite stocked at my local Safeway... HP Sauce too! (Okay, I purchased a bottle of the latter.)

Otherwise, American-based fast food in the UK tends to be slightly lower in sodium, the food lobbies aren't quite as powerful as they are in the US.


Jason
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Originally Posted by AndyJ

My dad always brings back Marks & Spencer undershirts from Britain, but somehow that doesn't seem like a very appropriate gift!
Well yes and no. Marks & Spencer is pretty much the equivalent of JC Penney in the US (plenty of my money has gone to both), but JC Penney is not doing well. What a shame, and a tragedy to loose a company which I grew to enjoy shopping at within weeks after moving to the US.

Maybe things will turn around for them. The Seattle store in Northgate Mall is very nicely laid out.


Jason
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