Me, myself and I by WoodenFlugel

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by WoodenFlugel, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Hi I'm Ian, aka WoodenFlugel, welcome to tMP... :hi

    I first heard about this fine forum when John (head honcho and all-round good guy) posted a message in the guestbook of a band I'd just been on tour with. I was hitting their website, looking for the photos of the tour and saw a message mentioning a discussion forum for banders. I thought I'd have a look to see what it was, and the rest, as they say, is history.

    I've been with my current band for almost twenty years, possibly because no-one else will have me! As you can probably gather from my username I play Flugel, although I occasionally attempt to play a cornet or (if someone is really desperate) tenor horn.

    Being a member here really sorted me out in terms of my playing. When I joined I wasn't sure whether I was going to continue banding or not, but taking part in the discussions rekindled my interest in playing. I'm now back to being a fully committed player - or should that be a player who ought to be committed?? Whichever, I'm loving every moment of my banding now. After about nine months of me being a member here I was asked to join "t'management" and become a moderator. It was an honour and a privilege to accept, as tMP is a very professionally run site, as I'm sure you will discover, or already know. So, donning my moderators hat for a moment, if there is anything you need help or advice here on tMP then just give me (or any other member of the team) a shout and I will do my best to help.

    By day I'm a Mechanical Engineer which just confirms my geeky tendancies. I'm also a bit of a car nut, with a specific fetish for Italian cars (yes I'm a masochist as well as a geek...). I also like to watch motorsport, play badminton, hate gardening, love socialising, am far too competitve for my own good / talent, and also rather tall - 6'4" at the last count...

    I've also realised I've gone on for far too long here so I'll shut up now. Thanks for reading this, once again welcome to any newbies - hello to you older members...
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2005
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  3. Di

    Di Active Member

    :hi Ian.

    Nice to see tMP managed to bring you to your senses. ;)
     
  4. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Not going to tell them the rest of the story behind your username?


    In spite of all our conversations I never knew that. That is really quite awesome and shows "the power of tMP!!"
     
  5. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Erm well it's been said a few times in other threads before, but I suppose here is as good a place as any...(please insert the following into above profile where appropriate...)

    I came about my username after some less than compliementary comments from an adjudicator, several years ago.
    "Flugel plays in a wooden style"
    I hated it at the time, and I guess because of that I started to be known as "Woody" etc to the members of my band. Now I just think its funny and I enjoy going out to prove Mr. ***** wrong (....hadn't better mention his name ;) )... sometimes I do sometimes (often? :redface: ) I don't. Anyway, when it came to registering there really was only one choice for my username.


    Couldn't have put it better myself :D
     
  6. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Does that mean it was a polished performance?! ;) *gets coat*

    For anyone who is new to tMP, Ian is a non-scarey mod!! Firm, but fair! Top bloke.

    (PS not actually met him yet!!! hehehe:tongue: )
     
  7. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    having met Woody on a number of occasions, including a sleep over were there were large quantities of JD drunk, i can safley say hes a top bloke, and definately not wooden!!!!
    one of if not the nicest mod on here!!!
    Feel free to contact him with all your tmp problems and he'll do the bestest he can to sort you out!!:clap:
     

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