Thread: Top Droog's 10,000th Post Party - Come on in!

TopDroog - 8/14/2007 at 08:44 PM

Hello, everyone, welcome to the celebration of my 10,000th post.

Gifts, gifts, gifts. We need gifts. When I was a kid, real young, maybe 2nd grade, I went to a birthday party for a kid in my class – I’m sad to say I don’t even remember his name. My neighborhood was basically Irish-Catholic, with a few wasps and Italian-Catholics thrown in. This kid was different. Like I said, I was what, 8 years old? My memory of those days isn’t exactly crystal clear, you know? Given what I know now about various ethnic groups of Europe, I’m thinking maybe Romanian? I don’t know. Anyway, it’s not important. What is important was at this party, all of the attendees got a present. I’m not talking about a yo-yo or a whistle. This kid’s mom went out and shopped for the guests – we’re talking the old full-sized G.I. Joes with gear, Evil Knievel w/motorcycle, baseball gloves, Lego sets – decent presents – she easily spent 10 bucks per kid. Well, to a 2nd grader, showing up for some cake and a yo-yo and getting an Evil Knievel action figure with a motorcycle with one of those rip-cords to make the wheels spin was totally cool, and I always remembered that party for that reason – in this culture (or at least in that family), it was the guests who got the gifts.

This is a party in THAT tradition. Here I give the presents to my guests.

What are the presents? More on that later. First, the special guest list.

1. Sang. Everybody likes to have fun with Sang. He’s the butt of many jokes, a lot of them mine. Despite all that, however, Sang was the first person from this site I actually met in real life, and is also the man responsible for the best ABB seat I ever had – about the 5th row in the Chicago Theater 4 or 5 years ago. On top of that, he once offered me a free ticket to a GA and friends show, but unfortunately I was pretty sick that weekend, and was unable to take him up on it. For all these reasons and more, I count Sang as my first, and one of my best friends here on this site.

2. Sandman. A lot of folks first come to this site looking for news on the band, tour dates, stuff like that, etc., but once they realize the quality of the community, they hang around for awhile. Also, it’s quite common for the first real glimpse of the community to take place in the “trades” forum. Such was the case for me, and Sandman was one of the first cats I hooked up with. He has the dubious honor of being the person with whom I have completed the most one-to-one trades. He has turned me on to a lot of good music, and hopefully I have done the same for him. Over the years, he and I have connected on a number of issues, and a strong friendship has developed. Welcome to the party, my brother.

3. LinnieXX. I have a younger sister, probably just about Linnie’s age, come to think of it. She’s cool and all, and she and I have always had an excellent relationship, but Linnie should have been my little sister. When I think about how much her and I have in common, it’s almost spooky, like we actually did grow up together. Our musical histories, our taste in books, movies, things like that. She’s like the sister I never had, but I’m glad I’ve got her now. Linnie, don’t change a thing.

4. Pam. If Linnie’s the little sister I wish I had, then Pam’s my twin (although I believe I’ve got a few years on her, as well – wouldn’t want to age a lady prematurely). Pammy and I have connected on a level far deeper than what you would normally see between acquaintances on a message board. You may not see her and I interact a lot in the threads, but behind the scenes, her and I have gone pretty deep – wearing each other out on topics like Love, Life, Family – the foundations of human existence. Her and I go back a good ways, and she’s never far from my thoughts.

5. johnwott. Ever hear the expression, “random acts of kindness?” Several years ago, I posted a message asking if anyone knew of a reasonably-priced service that would convert vinyl albums to CD’s. I had a bunch of Floyd bootlegs and some other prog collectables that I wanted to hear again, but I didn’t have a turntable. Wott responded, “yeah, the service is me, and the price is free”. Well, I sure as hell couldn’t pass that up, so I shipped him a carton of my albums, and now I get to listen to things like The Screaming Abdabs: Rhapsody in Pink, Soundtrack to the film Pompeii, Ivor Wynne and Wakeman’s Journey to the Center of the Earth on a regular basis – all without a turntable. Pretty neat trick, eh? Thanks, John. Of course, this was just the beginning of what developed into a very strong web friendship.

6. Marley. Well, Marley played a pretty important role in the compilation of this project (more on that later), but even without that, he’d still be a guest of honor. He and I connected pretty early on here on HTW. He was attending a major Chicago-area University, I was working at one, we met up on occasion at some local shows, and have basically kept each other abreast of what’s going on in each other’s lives over the past several years. So, I’m very pleased to count him as one of my friends.

7. PeterNelson. In the past couple of years, Peter has become a regular fixture at many of the Chicago-area shows. You’ve got to admire a man that refuses to pay for parking under any circumstances. However, with gas prices the way they are, I’m sure he will soon realize that burning 20 bucks in gas cruising for that lucky spot two miles away is not a very cost-effective way of avoiding the 12-dollar lot right next to the venue. I’m just joshing you, bro. Hope to see you again soon . . . say, on the 29th?

8. Lee. Long before Lee and I ever met up at a show – I don’t even remember what show it was, probably one of the last Chicago Theater shows, he and I traded discs back and forth. You could always tell a “Lee” disc, because he would have his little brother in kindergarten write on the discs with a fat blue marker, and . . .hmmmm? What’s that? Lee doesn’t have a little brother? My bad. Sorry, bro, but thanks for the music anyway. I think I might have scored the A&R Studios show from Lee way back when, so that has to count for something, right?

9. Lefty. Lefty is a great dude. I think I might have been one of the first friends Lefty made on this site, hooking him up with a sizable b&p or freebie or something like that. It’s great when you’re able to bring someone into the fold like that, or if they’ve found there way here on their own, give them incentive to stick around. I’ve seen Lefty perform several times now, and it’s always my pleasure to do so. I’m sure I’ll enjoy both his music and his company a good many more times before this chapter in our lives is completed. Oh yeah, and he got me on the Great Southern tour bus a few weeks ago, and I hung with Pedro, Duane and Andy for a spell. How cool is that? Peace, brother.

10. Wharfrat. Big Chuck! Man, would I like to get my tail to Wharfstock. However, unless “I go out for a ride, and I never go back,” I don’t see that happening anytime soon. It’s a shame, ‘cuz I bet this dude can throw a hell of a party. I saw that picture where Jacqui traded in her purse for a cooler with a shoulder strap, so I know that’s my kind of crowd. Anyway, I had the pleasure of rooming with this fine brother for a couple of nights during my Beacon trip this year, and meeting Chuck in the flesh confirmed my assumption, this is a man I’m proud to call my friend.

11. fast43. Okay, look – I promise that I didn’t just add Bill’s name to this list because I owe him money (that’ll be coming soon, btw – car payment, shmar payment). Bill and I have been HTW buddies for some time now. A couple of years back, he allowed me free access to a number of his photographs for some web art I was putting together. Turns out that project never got off the ground (my client changed his mind about nature shots in the backgrounds), but it was the thought that counts, right? Since then, we’ve communicated on a number of topics, music and otherwise. Bill is one of the good ones.

12. Dino. Dino, Dino, where for art thou Dino? Haven’t seen Dino in a while. However, that does not change his status as one of my good buddies on this site. Dino and I have connected on a lot of musical topics, and have always kept a steady rapport going despite not running into each other all that much on the forum. On top of that, he once did me a real solid by putting together a custom-made set of Zeppelin discs for me. He’ll always be invited to any party I happen to throw.

13. Slammer. You read what I had to say about little sisters up above, right? Well, Slammer is like one of my big brothers. He and I have always communicated pretty closely around Peachie time, with him being the MC and me doing the certs and all, but this year at the Beacon was the first time we actually met. He was my host, you could say, and graciously made room for me in his suite, aware of my, er, uh, limited resources. Well, like me, Slammer likes to step back from the action now and then and just chill for a while, so on a number of occasions, he and I would run into each other in the suite, and just chill and chat about life and things in general. It was definitely some quality time. Thanks, brudda.

14. Ayla. Ayla was another of my roomies for my first time ever Beacon trip, and like with a lot of folks I was meeting and hanging with for the first time, her and I got to share some quality time and good conversation. She and I hadn’t chatted all that much on the forum prior to our meeting IRL, so our meeting had a bit of freshness to it that wasn’t necessarily there when meeting someone I had “known” online for years. She’s one cool lady, and I look forward to our next meeting.

15. Haisija. Texas Jon Slobber, in some quarters. I don’t know how up you all are on your urban vernacular, but Jon is a dude that can “get his Mac on.” After spending a couple of days watching this guy in action, I wanted to start following him around and take notes. A note to you single guys out there looking to make a connection – the next time Jon comes to your town, make sure you hang out with him a bit. Maybe some of his skills will rub off on ya. BTW, I’ve already forgiven him for exposing me to Dragonforce.

16. Hophead. Ah, hell, let’s get right down to it. Hop referred me to a friend of his for some freelance work that put close to 700 bucks in my pocket last summer. And damn did I need it at the time! Heh-heh. Even aside from that, though, Hop’s wisdom, gentlemanliness (spell check didn’t beep, so I guess that is a word), and excellent stories will always ensure that he’s welcome at any party I happen to organize, including this one. Peace, brother.

17. BigDaveOnBass. Big Dave is a good guy. Like many on this list, I first had the pleasure of his company this past March in NYC. We hung out quite a bit, including some quality time at LaGuardia when we were both trying to get home. I think Dave and I first got to know each other during that whole “investigation” episode a couple of years ago. We became friends then, and have remained friends since, sharing jokes, stories and music. Stay cool in that Georgia heat, my brother.

18. Bluedad. Another cool member of the Hayseed Mafia I met in Manhattan in March. Remember the “things that come out of bluedad’s mouth” thread? During our weekend hanging out, he must have cracked me up a dozen times, relaying his crazy stories. If this guy owed child support to everyone he claims is after him for child support, he’d be one broke-*** ******-******. So, um, send him your best shows.

19. Buppalo1. Prior to my NYC trip, I only knew Randy as one of the organizers of the JFD, and that Lefty spoke highly of him. He and I never really had any interaction on the forum. However, almost within minutes of meeting him, I liked him. The expression “country gentleman” immediately comes to mind. His good humor, soft manner of speech, and sincerity seem to me to be the perfect combination for a master storyteller. I wonder if he’s ever considered that as a hobby or profession? Well, anyway, I’m glad to have met the “Mayor of Gadsden,” and I hope he thinks as highly of me as I do of him.

20. Photoron286. Ron and I are Zappa buddies, we’re BitTorrent buddies, and we’re making fun of Sang (and formerly Dean) buddies. I can’t say that Ron and I have had a deep level of communication over the years, but it has been frequent, and it has been broad, and I’m certainly the better for having participated. Ron’s an interesting guy, and an honest guy, and I’m happy to have him as one of my friends here.

Other than the first four people probably being my four closest friends here, this isn't in any kind of order, so I'm not trying to rank anyone. It wasn’t my intention to hurt anyone’s feelings, or leave anyone out, or anything like that, but what started in my imagination of a list of ten friends was then expanded to 12, then 15, then 20, and I had to cap it somewhere. If you were left out, then I’m sorry . . . I just wanted to let some of the folks with whom I’ve developed a special connection to know how I feel about them, and how important they are to me. I appreciate everyone who hangs out here, and while you might not be “on the list,” I welcome your participation in any of my projects, topics, discussions, etc. Peace to all.

On to the gifts!

I’ve been working on this for months . . . since before 9,000 posts. As I have hinted in various threads, the gift for today’s party is a new CD compilation, one that involved the assistance of a large handful of the good folks on this forum.

My gift to the twenty folks on my “guest list” is:

Top Droog’s favorites, Vol. 6 – The Derek Trucks Band, In Another Country

Here’s the track list:

Disc 1 – The East and Beyond

1. Amazing Grace>Rastaman Chant>Maki Madni>Rastaman Chant – 16:06
2. Lively Up Yourself – 5:15
3. Mahjoun – 2:39
4. Greensleeves – 7:30
5. Oriental Folk Song – 6:59
6. Sahib Teri Bandi>Maki Madni>Sahib Teri Bandi – 13:38
7. Sailing On – 6:47
8. This Sky – 5:52

Bonus:

9. Zambi* - Aquarium Rescue Unit – 6:28
10. Space is the Place/Rocket #9* – ARU – 7:03

*W/Derek Trucks

Disc 2 – The South and Further South

1. Kamalay – 10:40
2. Big Head Salsa – 7:21
3. Afro Blue – 11:04
4. Sonido Alegre – 15:29

Bonus:

5. Birdland – 7:49
6. “Jam,” w/Jimmy Herring – 14:15
7. Joyful Noise, w/Jimmy Herring – 11:25

Wherever possible, these are SBD recordings, and the entire set kicks ass, let me tell ya. It should be obvious from the song list as well as the titles of both the compilation and the discs that what I was going for was a set of my favorite DTB tunes with origins outside of the musical traditions of the United States. We all dig the blues and jazz numbers, but what I like most are the international or internationally-flavored tunes. So, that’s what we’ve got.

These are all “deluxe” editions, and come packaged in slimline double-CD cases with full-color 8-page booklets and back tray inserts.

A few of folks listed above (Marley, planning and text; Fast43 and Hophead, photos) contributed to this project, but in addition to those righteous brothers, I had photographic contributions from Tami (Spygirl) and Jeff (Vinsanity). The biggest thanks, however, goes to my new brother cupofjo, who actually did the copying for me. Not having burning capacity that would allow for over twenty sets of this compilation, without this top-drawer brother I would have been stuck in the mud, so everybody who receives and enjoys this set owes Rob a drink (or something).

This is my first time providing full artwork along with one of my compilations. Please have a sneak peak at the material here:











For those of you who might like a high-res PDF, you can find that here: http://www.uic.edu/~rtstone/booklet.pdf. If requested, I can also send 300 dpi TIF's or PNG's.

I need everyone on the list above to send me a PM with their mailing address, and that includes Tami and Jeff as well.

Finally, if you’d like a copy of the set but your name does not appear on my “guest list,” I’m sure a number of the good people above will be happy to do a B&P, a trade, a freebie, etc. With 20+ sets going out, I assume they’ll be available for a good while to whoever should want one.

Well, that’s about it, my friends. I wanted to celebrate my 10,000th post in a big way, and I hope this fits the bill. Thanks to all of you for coming. The connections I’ve made because of the ABB and family bands and this website are some of the most important relationships in my life, and I hope they will indeed go on forever.

Peace!


PeterNelson - 8/14/2007 at 08:47 PM

Awesome, Dawsom!


greggswoman - 8/14/2007 at 08:52 PM

Congrats, Droog.


dutchoneill - 8/14/2007 at 08:53 PM

Congratulations


piacere - 8/14/2007 at 08:54 PM

Happy 10k.


PhotoRon286 - 8/14/2007 at 08:56 PM

WOW!

You weren't kidding when you said "long winded".

Heh heh.


Thank you, I'm honored.

What communication we have had has certainly been fun.

I look forward to many more years of it.


PM on the way.


Brucebcd - 8/14/2007 at 09:00 PM

congrat's on 10,000 steroid free posts...

now who's poppin' out of the cake?


Buppalo1 - 8/14/2007 at 09:02 PM

Good grief, Droogie....I'm stunned to be mentioned among that bunch--and highly honored. It is amazing how easily people from here become instantly friends at first meeting. To me, it's the best part of the legacy of Duane Allman. All sorts of folks, from all sorts of places, brought together by the music they have in common.

PM on the way, much thanks.


greggswoman - 8/14/2007 at 09:05 PM

quote:
congrat's on 10,000 steroid free posts...

now who's poppin' out of the cake?



BigDaveOnBass - 8/14/2007 at 09:08 PM

Randy, you rock!!! Congrats on post # 10K!

To be included among so many fine folks on your list of friends is.....an honor....I'm choking up.....where's the tissue box?

I'm glad we got to spend so much hang time at LaGuardia in March, even though it was a nail biter at the time, wondering if we'd get on a flight out or have to stay overnight in the terminal. It allowed us time to just shoot the breeze and become more well acquainted. I'm looking forward to the next time, whenever that may be. I'm sure we'll have a ball! Have fun and enjoy your new posting rank. I don't think we get another opportunity to celebrate until post # 15K.

EAPFP...BDOB


DuaneAllmanFan - 8/14/2007 at 09:09 PM

Congrats On The 10k!


leftyblues - 8/14/2007 at 09:17 PM

congrats droogie..don't forget to mention the time i saw you on the Kennedy...if i could get in on the freebie, just bring it on the 29th..


sixty8 - 8/14/2007 at 09:25 PM

quote:
congrat's on 10,000 steroid free posts...

now who's poppin' out of the cake?





Pete


TopDroog - 8/14/2007 at 09:30 PM

quote:





Hmm. Is that a photoshop challenge? Who has a good picture of Greggswoman in a swimsuit?

But Lefty, of course you're in for the freebie, and sure I'll bring it on the 29th. Hell, that'll save me about a buck and a half. I mean shoot, just because you wouldn't let me merge into your lane . . .


greggswoman - 8/14/2007 at 09:32 PM

quote:
Who has a good picture of Greggswoman in a swimsuit?


If I told ya...I'd have to kill ya. hehehe


dadof2boys - 8/14/2007 at 09:35 PM

congrats


Ayla - 8/14/2007 at 09:37 PM

Woo Hoo !

Party Time ! ! !


Ah Droogie, your making me blush.

I should be the one Thanking You.
As you said, great conversation, good times, morning wake-ups and the
photoshop you do

I'm sure that we'll be partying more down the road



Take Care, Congrats and Party On Dude


Gaston - 8/14/2007 at 09:37 PM

Congratulations!

10.000 posts...

How's it feels?


spygirl - 8/14/2007 at 09:39 PM

Congrats!!!!!

Thank you for including my photos - PM on the way!!!!


Sandman - 8/14/2007 at 09:39 PM

Droogie, this is way cool of you!

Rock on, my friend


fast43 - 8/14/2007 at 09:39 PM

Congrats Randy. BTW you're not the only one that owes me money. You're in some pretty good company And if you think a CD is going to let you off the hook on the money all I have to say is HA!.

On a serious note I was wondering about Dino the other day, haven't seen him in a while


mulehead13 - 8/14/2007 at 09:42 PM

OK.....Congratulations on 10,000. That's a lot of typing.

Now, I would like a copy of this compilation. That looks tasty.

In Trade- Either of two very under-circulated shows, each two discs

Derek Trucks Soul Stew Revival- Derek's Birthday Show
Santa Fe, NM
6-8-07

or

Gov't Mule
Santa Fe
4-28-07

Scrapomatic set thrown in for good measure.

Anyone........................Bueller.................

PM me so as to not HIJACK!!

Phil


[Edited on 8/14/2007 by mulehead13]


ruthelane - 8/14/2007 at 09:55 PM

Congratulations!!!!


ABBDutchFan - 8/14/2007 at 09:58 PM

Congrats !!! You not only have a way with words but that arwork is killer !!!


nalpak7 - 8/14/2007 at 10:08 PM

have a great time on your way to 20k


gotdrumz - 8/14/2007 at 10:28 PM

good run Randy....ya beat me there


yurtle420 - 8/14/2007 at 10:36 PM

Congratis


DanB - 8/14/2007 at 10:39 PM

just think 10,000 post and the road still goes on forever. congrats.


Sang - 8/14/2007 at 11:05 PM

Very cool Thanks Droogie!


PhotoRon286 - 8/14/2007 at 11:15 PM

Thankfully Sang wasn't long winded.


bluedad - 8/14/2007 at 11:16 PM

Your sister needs my cell phone number....

Tell her to call me....

Congrats too....


vinsanity231597 - 8/14/2007 at 11:20 PM

Congrats on 10K, I coudln't be happier to lend my pictures to help you out.


TopDroog - 8/14/2007 at 11:55 PM

quote:
Your sister needs my cell phone number....




Wrong, you apparently need my sister's mailing address . . . apparently none of those checks over the past 15 years have made it to her . . .


captskipper - 8/14/2007 at 11:57 PM

congrats Droogy!


PhotoRon286 - 8/15/2007 at 12:00 AM

Skip has a PM.


No1ToRunWith - 8/15/2007 at 01:13 AM

Droog, congrats on the 10k posts!

[Edited on 8/15/2007 by No1ToRunWith]


dutchoneill - 8/15/2007 at 01:26 AM

Prints up very nicely on photo paper, Thanks Randall.


WharfRat - 8/15/2007 at 01:35 AM

Thanks for the kind words Droog

It was a pleasure rooming with you in NYC


PhotoRon286 - 8/15/2007 at 01:37 AM

quote:
Thanks for the kind words Droog

It was a pleasure rooming with you in NYC


He snored less than me the year before?


WharfRat - 8/15/2007 at 01:51 AM

quote:
quote:
Thanks for the kind words Droog

It was a pleasure rooming with you in NYC


He snored less than me the year before?


LMAO.. I didnt hear you or him...


pixielf - 8/15/2007 at 01:53 AM

Woohoo!!! Way to go, Randy!! You know how to throw a party!!!


bluedad - 8/15/2007 at 02:04 AM

quote:
quote:
Your sister needs my cell phone number....




Wrong, you apparently need my sister's mailing address . . . apparently none of those checks over the past 15 years have made it to her . . .


WTHell....??

I sent them on time..each month...

Damned Post Office....

I need to call her....Got her number????


leftyblues - 8/15/2007 at 02:16 AM

droogie, you are just plain cool man


nyc_barb - 8/15/2007 at 04:04 AM

What a nice way to celebrate your 10,000th post Randy. Many of us have been lucky to make some wonderful friends through this site, myself included! Some of my best friends are friends I found here. Thanks for posting about your friends, I really enjoyed reading it. Congratulations, and keep those great photoshop thingys coming!


marco - 8/15/2007 at 04:12 AM

congrats droogie


Haisija - 8/15/2007 at 05:00 AM

Congrats Droog and thank you for the friendship over the last few years.


Slammer - 8/15/2007 at 05:56 AM

The Droogmeister,

Cheers, Brudda

It was a big time loungin' 'round at Beacon with ya

Proud to be on that list with all them nefarious characters and them special ones


Thanks for the good times, and may we have many more, my Brother of the Road











johnwott - 8/15/2007 at 06:22 AM

WHo brought the Milk Plus?


johnwott - 8/15/2007 at 06:25 AM

quote:

5. johnwott. Ever hear the expression, “random acts of kindness?” Several years ago, I posted a message asking if anyone knew of a reasonably-priced service that would convert vinyl albums to CD’s. I had a bunch of Floyd bootlegs and some other prog collectables that I wanted to hear again, but I didn’t have a turntable. Wott responded, “yeah, the service is me, and the price is free”. Well, I sure as hell couldn’t pass that up, so I shipped him a carton of my albums, and now I get to listen to things like The Screaming Abdabs: Rhapsody in Pink, Soundtrack to the film Pompeii, Ivor Wynne and Wakeman’s Journey to the Center of the Earth on a regular basis – all without a turntable. Pretty neat trick, eh? Thanks, John. Of course, this was just the beginning of what developed into a very strong web friendship.


Droogie fails to mention he let me keep many of the records he sent. I only returned a few.

Also one of my first ABB trades was with him on the old Web Site.

So the friendship goes way back.

Congrats My Friend.


TopDroog - 8/15/2007 at 03:50 PM

Thanks to everyone for their kind words.

The packages start going out today.

Peace!


LinnieXX - 8/15/2007 at 03:55 PM

droogie you are getting me all teary eyed here. thank you to my brother from another mother!

this part stuck out for me in your most gracious acknowledgement of our friendship:

"Our musical histories, our taste in books, movies, things like that."


so true my friend! so true.

MUCH LOVE!


Chicagofan - 8/15/2007 at 04:05 PM

Congratulations on this peachy milestone. See you at Rosemont. I have a great seat for you.


No1ToRunWith - 8/15/2007 at 04:30 PM

Droog, I just want to say thank you. When I first came here you gave me your compilation " We Don't Need So Stinking Amplifiers!". I have to say I still love this. Thank you


TopDroog - 8/15/2007 at 05:21 PM

Assembly is underway!


lolasdeb - 8/15/2007 at 05:27 PM

Congratulations on turning 10000, Droog! Lovely post, lovely way to celebrate, lovely man.


mrsyankweed - 8/16/2007 at 03:02 AM

WAY TO GO!!!!
10,000


cupofjo - 8/16/2007 at 11:56 AM

Congratulations Randy


musichick3 - 8/16/2007 at 06:55 PM

Holy Crap! 10,000!
Good goin' Randy....and many more!


rfunez - 8/16/2007 at 09:49 PM

Congrats Randy!!!, I hope the 20k party will have gifts of an EC compilation!!

Raul

[Edited on 8/16/2007 by rfunez]


BigDaveOnBass - 8/28/2007 at 12:41 AM



Hi Randy! Still celebrating? I am!


PhotoRon286 - 8/28/2007 at 01:25 AM

Randy, I got my copy in the mail Saturday before I left for DB & GS at the fair.

Listened to it on the drive to the park & ride, then all weekend after my ears stopped ringing more than usual.

Thank you so much for including me in this!


TopDroog - 8/28/2007 at 02:46 AM

Cool, I'm glad you guys are digging this.

I'm only sending these out a few at a time, being a bit short on both time and cash these days, but they'll all get out eventually. The Chicago-area fellas will get their's Wednesday evening at the pre-show.

I'd like to hear any comments you guys might have on the songs, sound quality, packaging, etc. We haven't had any broken jewel cases yet, have we?


yankweed1 - 8/28/2007 at 02:53 AM

congrats too much time on your hands!


spygirl - 8/28/2007 at 03:43 AM

Got my copy today - will be listening tomorrow - thanks so much for making my photos look so good!!!!!


BigDaveOnBass - 8/28/2007 at 04:05 AM

Droog, as we say in Georgia, "It's jam up and jelly tight!"


TopDroog - 8/28/2007 at 04:32 PM

quote:
Droog, as we say in Georgia, "It's jam up and jelly tight!"


As we say in Chicago, "What the **** does that mean?"


Sang - 8/30/2007 at 02:49 PM

One of the highlights last night was having Droogie hand me one of these gems - I am listening to it right now, and it is fantastic!

Not that I didn't expect it, since I have some of Droogie's other compilations, but this one seems off the charts....


Thanks Droogie!


Sandman - 8/30/2007 at 02:56 PM

Absolutely! I listened to it on the way home last night. What a labor of love this was. A lot of great music on those two discs, that's for sure! Thanks for putting this together, Droogie! And thank you for including me


TopDroog - 8/30/2007 at 03:08 PM

Thanks a lot, fellas, and you're very welcome. It's great to know you're digging it as much as I had hoped.

One of my own highlights was getting Derek to autograph my personal copy after the show last night, and handing him a copy for himself. I look forward to hearing his feedback, should he have any and chooses to share it.


Sandman - 8/30/2007 at 03:10 PM

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One of my own highlights was getting Derek to autograph my personal copy after the show last night, and handing him a copy for himself.


That's awesome. Randy. Glad that worked out...


abfan4004 - 8/30/2007 at 03:24 PM

Congratz Top Droog!


Sang - 8/31/2007 at 04:21 PM

There seems to be a problem with the disks I got from Droogie - I can't get them out of my cd player..........


RatDogBrother - 8/31/2007 at 04:23 PM

congrats to droog


BigDaveOnBass - 8/31/2007 at 06:16 PM

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Droog, as we say in Georgia, "It's jam up and jelly tight!"


As we say in Chicago, "What the **** does that mean?"


Literal translation means..."It's GOOD!"


TopDroog - 8/31/2007 at 07:48 PM

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There seems to be a problem with the disks I got from Droogie - I can't get them out of my cd player..........


You can email me about the problem, but I won't respond to you for about a week. Since you're a Zen Peach, however, feel free to organize a sit-in outside my office . . . which I guess would be a sit-out, but what the hell.


PeterNelson - 8/31/2007 at 10:55 PM

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One of my own highlights was getting Derek to autograph my personal copy after the show last night, and handing him a copy for himself.
That's awesome. Randy. Glad that worked out...
One of my own highlights was witnessing this exchange between Droogie and Derek! At first Derek was like, "What's this," and then as Droogie briefly explained that it was a compilation he made "from the archives," Derek brightened up, and I didn't catch what he said, but you could see by his face that he sincerely appreciated it.


curry - 9/26/2007 at 12:19 PM

hoppy post party


No1ToRunWith - 6/10/2008 at 02:31 PM

I received this from Droog yesterday and listened to it on my way to my lawyers office. It cleared my head and just want to say a BIG thank you to all who worked on this and for Droog especially for coming up with this compilation!


Dannyspell - 6/10/2008 at 02:33 PM

I'm not even in the ballpark.


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