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    Long-time members MIA? Suhndog, Davidcasteel, etc.

    Perhaps I missed something posted while I was away from the Internet for a while. I haven't seen any contributions from Suhndog (since July) and David Casteel (since August) and there may be other long-time active members who are currently MIA. Anyone have any information to share?
    Larry is my name; Allen is an organ brand name.

    Main: Allen RMWTHEA.3 with Rocky Mount Electra-Piano, Allen 423-C + Gyro cabinet, Britson Opus OEM38, Saville Series IV Opus 209, Steinway AR Duo-Art, Mills Violano Virtuoso with MIDI
    Lower Level: Hammond 9812H with roll player, Gulbransen Rialto, Roland E-200, Vintage Moog
    Shop: Mason&Hamlin AR Ampico piano, Allen ADC-5300-D with 18 speakers and MIDI, 4 Allen theater organ tone cabinets (including 3 Gyros, but don't call me Gyro Gearloose!).

    #2
    See https://organforum.com/forums/forum/...-david-casteel

    Previous: Elka Crescendo 303, Technics G7, Yamaha EL-90
    Current: Yamaha AR-100

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    • AllenAnalog
      AllenAnalog commented
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      Thanks Roger. I missed that.

    #3
    Larry,
    If you click on Member List at the top of the Home Page and pull up the User Profile of the member you are interested in you can, under the About tab, see when that member last posted. You can even pull up their last post. Suhndog last posted on 7-9-19.
    Last edited by RogerM; 10-03-2019, 03:45 AM.
    Previous: Elka Crescendo 303, Technics G7, Yamaha EL-90
    Current: Yamaha AR-100

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      #4
      It is nice that you inquired about some of the Organ Forum posters whom you have missed, AllenAnalog. While I suppose that most of us who post here have never met, we do become familiar through postings shared here.

      You may recall that I wrote about Melos Antropon (Tony Meloche) last month. I used to enjoy his posts and noticed that he had not contributed anything in a while. I sent him a private message and did not get a reply. I then did a search and discovered that he died in May. While I never met him, we did correspond a bit when we both got our instruments. I morn his passing, which was a bit surprising since I only knew him from a few emails and his posts on this forum.

      I think many of us were glad to hear that you bounced back from your own health issues, AllenAnalog. Clearly we form a bond with people with whom we share interests.

      Bill

      My home organ: Content M5800

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        #5
        Hi,

        one poster who seems to have gone missing, is a fellow who went under the name Indianajo. He posted frequently, especialy problems dealing with capacitors. His corrective measure was to replace the caps, and everything will be fine.

        I d'ont know what his real name was.

        Anybody know what happened with or to him?

        AV

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        • myorgan
          myorgan commented
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          AV,

          https://organforum.com/forums/member...ndianajo/about. Other than that, I know nothing.

          Michael (aka. Sgt. Schultz)

        • jbird604
          jbird604 commented
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          I do recall that indianajo had shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair) at almost the exact same time as me, in the Spring of 2016. His surgery was a little more extensive than mine, I think. I know that we were both posting about our post-surgery therapy and recovery and stuff in the weeks afterward, at times swapping stories and comparing notes on our experiences.

          I remember sharing, either on the forum or in a PM with him, about the difficulty of simple things like putting on a shirt. It seemed to me, from what he was saying, that he was having more trouble than I was. If I'm not mistaken, he lived out in the country in a somewhat isolated area.

          His postings became less frequent after his surgery, then he apparently went silent in October 2016. I have not heard from him since then, as far as I know. There is an "Indiana Jo" on Facebook, but she is a woman and her page is all about her travels. I don't think that is him (although, oddly enough, she has a story on per page about her less than successful recovery from knee surgery in 2016).

          Anyway, if I ever knew his real name I've forgotten it. Wish I did know so I could try to find out something. His posts were always interesting and helpful.

          EDIT --- Looking at his profile page, it appears that his last post was in July 2016. Just an ordinary post like others from him in the past. No mention of any problems with his surgery since June. No more posts after July 2016, but he visited the forum in October 2016. Has not been here since. This is pretty worrying to me. He is about exactly my age, would be about 68 now. Wish we knew what happened to him.
          Last edited by jbird604; 10-03-2019, 06:12 PM.

        • nickp82
          nickp82 commented
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          https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/memb...2a73e831370c21 - for one reason or another, he seems just not to frequent here anymore... This the same indianajo it seems?!

        #6
        Another one I have not seen with his standard remedy is Seamaster. Perhaps I have missed the posts where he administered that remedy or all of the basket cases have been subjected so that there is no more deserving of that "burn it with fire".

        I do agree that this Forum kind of has the ability to create friendships and at the very least some kind of belonging to those sharing the interest. Thanks to everyone who have made and keep making this possible.

        Nico
        "Don't make war, make music!" Hammonds, Lowreys, Yamaha's, Gulbransens, Baldwin, Technics, Johannus. Reed organs. Details on request...

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          #7
          Hello OF and thanks for your concern! I am fit and well and building bonfires as far as the eye can see. I may not have posted much of late but I read the forum every day. A home move and some other domestic stuff has occupied me recently but normal service will be resumed in due course. NB: I never venture out of the electronic organ sub forum.

          One contributor here I have been worried about for a while is RODDDIEHL, who we haven’t seen for a couple of years. I PM-ed him a couple of times last year without a response and I fear the worst.

          Thanks for Roger for bringing this thread to my attention.

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          • Organfella
            Organfella commented
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            Hello! Glad to see you are alive and burning with fire. Thanks for responding. Take care. Nico

          • AllenAnalog
            AllenAnalog commented
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            Aw Seamaster, spread your wings and see the fun we are having in some of the other forums!!! We burn stuff there too on occasion.

          #8
          suhndog is very much alive and well and frequently found on the Vintage Organ Facebook group. I'll tell him he's missed on here!

          I fear that we may have really lost indianajoe.
          It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

          New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

          Current organ: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition
          Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond L122, T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball Temptation.
          Retired Leslies, 147, 145 x 2, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.

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          • jbird604
            jbird604 commented
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            I also have a bad feeling about indianajo, as his posting stopped so abruptly, and after his long history with the forum. Almost like he became suddenly ill or something. Then dropping in for a visit three months later, but posting nothing. Very odd and worrying. I hate to think it, but have to wonder if he had a delayed issue with the surgery. Sure wish I'd had the foresight to find out his name. We were corresponding quite a bit when we were both recovering from shoulder surgery, and I felt like he was almost a real-life friend. I've done some googling for any info about an organ player or organ repairman in Jeffersonville Indiana, but nothing comes up that seems to relate to him.

          • myorgan
            myorgan commented
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            John,

            Just look for electrolytic caps, and he's sure to be there somewhere! I did ask Admin one time if we should have a place to post RIP messages (like for the fellow who created the Mother List–Jan Giradot), etc. We have to be careful about that, though, as some here are quite private. Then you have looters who clean out a person's house while the family is at the funeral. Grrrr.

            Michael

          #9
          Even though most of us have never met other members of this Forum and never will, there is a real sense of community that develops with long-time members and I very much appreciated the concerns expressed when I had my scary PE last November. So far I'm doing fine and hope to continue to do so. It was a wake-up call to meet with a lawyer and get my will, health care power of attorney and last wishes in legal form. I'd been procrastinating doing that for a decade and there is certainly a big peace of mind when you finally accept your mortality to get it done and not leave a mess for those who survive you.

          While there is a constant influx of new and younger members on here, more than a few of us have celebrated more birthdays in the past than we will have in the future.
          Last edited by AllenAnalog; 10-04-2019, 03:50 PM.
          Larry is my name; Allen is an organ brand name.

          Main: Allen RMWTHEA.3 with Rocky Mount Electra-Piano, Allen 423-C + Gyro cabinet, Britson Opus OEM38, Saville Series IV Opus 209, Steinway AR Duo-Art, Mills Violano Virtuoso with MIDI
          Lower Level: Hammond 9812H with roll player, Gulbransen Rialto, Roland E-200, Vintage Moog
          Shop: Mason&Hamlin AR Ampico piano, Allen ADC-5300-D with 18 speakers and MIDI, 4 Allen theater organ tone cabinets (including 3 Gyros, but don't call me Gyro Gearloose!).

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          • jbird604
            jbird604 commented
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            I second your motion about getting one's papers in order. My wife and I recently started going to a "geriatric" clinic for some health assessments. This clinic includes a social worker along with the other caregivers, and she met with us to talk about the need for having our wills, power of attorney, health directives, and other stuff prepared. We met with a lawyer just last month to get all those documents written up, and I do feel a bit relieved.

          #10
          Interesting how a post like this kind of makes one think back to try and identify the "missing" or long last heard of members. One more comes to mind. Wes is one of the Moderators and has been quiet unless I have not been frequenting the parts of the Forums where he is or was active. I believe he is in Canada somehere.He is a very knowlegable member and contributed a lot to my meagre efforts in trying to fix things. Anyone know about him? If I have missed you for no reason Wes forgive me....
          Nico
          "Don't make war, make music!" Hammonds, Lowreys, Yamaha's, Gulbransens, Baldwin, Technics, Johannus. Reed organs. Details on request...

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            #11
            According to his User Profile Wes is in Inveraray, ON, Canada. He last posted yesterday in Hammond Organs
            Previous: Elka Crescendo 303, Technics G7, Yamaha EL-90
            Current: Yamaha AR-100

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            • Organfella
              Organfella commented
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              Hmmmm. Thanks Roger. Perhaps I should make better use of the Forum facilities and check the post activity before I start missing people. Nico

            #12
            I've been missing Soubasse32 and NYCFarmboy, but I understand why their interests have changed. I've been periodically in contact with Soubasse32, as well as others who have drifted away. For some, it is because the Forum consumes an inordinate amount of their time, and they need to step back; while for others in the past, it has unfortunately been mistreatment from other members (some deserved–most not deserved).

            The Forum is MUCH more polite now than it has been at certain times in the past. Fortunately, we are retaining more quality and polite members than we have in past years. Admin can speak more to that topic. Needless to say, I miss some more than others.

            Michael
            Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
            • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
            • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
            • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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            • Organfella
              Organfella commented
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              Well stated Michael. Appreciate and echo the sentiments. Nico

            • Admin
              Admin commented
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              AFAIK, no one mentioned as missing in this thread was mistreated by other members and no longer participates here for that reason. The Organ Forum has always had a policy against personal attacks. It is very rare that we need to remind people to be polite and respectful to others.

              People have lives apart from the Internet and some choose to live them.

            • Organfella
              Organfella commented
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              Thanks for pointing that out Admin. In the shortish time I have been frequenting the Forum I have seen members (especially new ones) come and go. Most of these join just to obtain information and answers to specifics and then after a few initial posts move on to pursue their other interests. However, the ones falling in this category can hardly be described as "missing". As far as more regular members go I agree that the main reason why we join is to share the hobby. Some have more and some less time to browse the Forum and there are still others for whom the Forum itself is part of the hobby. For some of the older knobs like myself it is fun to browse through the threads to experience with others their experiences, frustrations and thrills. What is most pleasant and exciting about this whole exercise is that there is room for everyone, every taste and every question. So thanks for making this possible. We live and learn everyday.
              Nico

            #13
            I have missed Soubass32 also. Just asked Admin about him. Years ago, Soubasse and I corresponded a little on the side and learned we both were from the same state in our youth. Always enjoyed his posts, and learning a few things about organs in Europe that he knew about.

            The forum, for me, has been rewarding. I have made a life-long friendship with a person in Glasgow, Scotland....we email very regularly. NYC cowboy and I actually met at one time....I told him that his 12 rank Reuter pipe organ hobby would turn into a giant, all consuming hobby, and it has. Last count, I believe he has built another building to hold a large theatre organ, and he hosts local theatre organ concerts at his home. Another person I met here on the Forum, arranged buying pipe organ parts here in America, and having them shipped to me, and then I boxed up all of that and sent it to his home in France. So for me, the Forum has been a great experience in my life.

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              #14
              Jay999, I too have enjoyed the forum and the friends I've made here. A few members have made the trek all the way to Arkansas for a visit or to swap some organ parts with me. Several call me now and then with questions or just to check up. I had a call this very day from a member about an organ he was trying to dismantle, when he hit a snag. I've sold parts to several, have become Facebook friends with some. So this group is a bit like a community, and we do notice when someone drops out either suddenly or by seeming to gradually lose interest.
              John
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              Church: Allen MDS-45 with Allen MIDI-DIVISION-II expander
              Home: Allen Renaissance R-230 with expanded four-channel audio and MIDI-DIVISION-II
              Shop: Bunch of organs in varying conditions, some good, some not...
              Half of an incredible two-man organ service team -- servicing all the major digitals in Arkansas churches
              https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birds...97551893588434

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              • Jay999
                Jay999 commented
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                John, Yes! You and I have had several conversations here on the forum, and you were kind enough to send me a schematic for an old Allen amplifier just recently. I loved the on-going series you wrote years ago, about your Aunt, who had organs all over the house. That was so funny. You are a very creative person!

              • myorgan
                myorgan commented
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                John,

                I'll also not forget your willingness to Skype to repair a problem I ran into years ago. You're a tremendous credit to the Forum! Thank YOU!!!

                Michael

              • jbird604
                jbird604 commented
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                You guys are very kind. Believe me, it means more to me that it does to those I help. Who would I talk to about organs if I didn't have you guys?
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