I am 30 in a few hours. Whats next?

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    Sep 19, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    Got a suite at hardrock party my ass off before the day
    Anyone did any thing crazy for their 30th.?
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    worstjock80 saidI am 30 in a few hours. Whats next?
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    Oh and almost Happy Birthday! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday. I'm thoroughly enjoying the effects of botox for my 30th. I look like 20 again.
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    31, 32, 33, 34, 35...........................................
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    I attended a big private function at the Hard Rock just last month, you should have fun. And Happy B-Day! For my own 30th, which happened in Germany, I staged a funeral wake.

    Perhaps in bad taste, but I forewarned everyone, in case they found it unsettling. Especially if they had recently lost a loved one, or otherwise found it objectionable. Fine, but if you agreed to attend, then be aware of what it was.

    So everyone was asked to bring sympathy cards, addressed to my wife, instead of birthday cards to me. There was a black mourning wreath on our front door, and our house all trimmed with black bunting everywhere.

    My favorite Mozart sonata sheet music was open on the piano, all draped in black, with a placard that read "His Favorite Piano Piece." And guests arriving expressed their sorrow & sympathy to my wife at her loss, who herself was still in her 20s.

    But they couldn't speak to me, because I was "lying in state" on the sofa with my eyes closed, hands crossed over my chest in funeral repose. Guests would come up to pay their respects to my "remains" and comment how lifelike I looked, very much as I appeared when I wasn't yet 30.

    Eventually joining the party myself was obviously a situational challenge, but my wife asked everyone to avert their eyes for a moment while my "body" was removed. A moment later she introduced my "brother" who entered from another room. My dear and very close brother spent the rest of the party with the guests, everyone noting how very similar he & I looked.

    I've had some other crazy birthday parties, but that one was probably the most outrageous.
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI attended a big private function at the Hard Rock just last month, you should have fun. And Happy B-Day! For my own 30th, which happened in Germany, I staged a funeral wake.

    Perhaps in bad taste, but I forewarned everyone, in case they found it unsettling. Especially if they had recently lost a loved one, or otherwise found it objectionable. Fine, but if you agreed to attend, then be aware of what it was.

    So everyone was asked to bring sympathy cards, addressed to my wife, instead of birthday cards to me. There was a black mourning wreath on our front door, and our house all trimmed with black bunting everywhere.

    My favorite Mozart sonata sheet music was open on the piano, all draped in black, with a placard that read "His Favorite Piano Piece." And guests arriving expressed their sorrow & sympathy to my wife at her loss, who herself was still in her 20s.

    But they couldn't speak to me, because I was "lying in state" on the sofa with my eyes closed, hands crossed over my chest in funeral repose. Guests would come up to pay their respects to my "remains" and comment how lifelike I looked, very much as I appeared when I wasn't yet 30.

    Eventually joining the party myself was obviously a situational challenge, but my wife asked everyone to avert their eyes for a moment while my "body" was removed. A moment later she introduced my "brother" who entered from another room. My dear and very close brother spent the rest of the party with the guests, everyone noting how very similar we looked.

    I've had some other crazy birthday parties, but that one was probably the most outrageous.


    That sounds kind of amazing. However which Mozart Sonata are you referring to? Just curious.
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    Thanks guys......
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    Sep 19, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    and thanks for the man of the day
    Nomination.
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    Sep 19, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    hauptstimme said However which Mozart Sonata are you referring to? Just curious.


    The Sonata No.11 in A major K 331. About which I have 2 stories which may explain why this particular Mozart piano sonata, which is not technically difficult, nor very popular, became my favorite.

    I was never formally trained on the piano, and taught myself. One of the ways I learned was to buy sheet music (or ask my parents), as well as get the same musical recording, and try to replicate at the keyboard what I heard. This sonata was the first Mozart I ever tried, when I was still a child.

    I would listen to a few bars of the recording on my family's clunky old console phonograph in another room, then rush over to the piano, and try to make it sound the same. For this piece I had a recording by Alicia Delarocha (which I no longer have, and couldn't find online). But this Barenboim recording that follows is very similar to the manner of playing I did.

    Then I had a major motorcycle accident in 1968, and never could fully play the piano again, due to brain damage, with results that were stoke-like. But the first piece I managed to half-play again a couple of years later was this one.

    And later, my future wife told me that when I played this for her (a musician herself), particularly the variation that begins at 7:00 here, she knew she would marry me. I think it was the hand-over-hand technique that impressed her, though technically it's childish. So here's that first movement:

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    Sep 19, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    Very familiar with it. Of course there's always the dilemma of theme and variations=Rondo=How can I make this musically stimulating to an audience?

    Oh and the last movement is always so musically appealing if played well. Delarocha would've probably put such a stoic approach to the piece to make it seem almost mechanical yet sensual. I like her alot.
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    Sep 19, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    hauptstimme saidVery familiar with it. Of course there's always the dilemma of theme and variations=Rondo=How can I make this musically stimulating to an audience?

    Oh and the last movement is always so musically appealing if played well. Delarocha would've probably put such a stoic approach to the piece to make it seem almost mechanical yet sensual. I like her alot.

    I consider her the absolute standard for the Mozart piano sonatas. But I have drifted away from the keyboard. I had a brief return in my 40s, and thought I might overcome my disabilities. But it never happened, just a slight improvement, and now I won't go near a piano, my hands hardly able to hold a pen to write my own name.

    Well, no great loss. Just personally difficult for me to listen to others play.

    But back on topic -- 30 is a great age, and a great reason to have a super birthday party. I hope the OP knocks himself out at the Hard Rock. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 19, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    Thanks . Man a lottle drunk right now with friends.lol......

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    Sep 19, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    I am 30...............


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    Sep 19, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    I went pretty crazy on my 30th honeymooning at the Westin in Ixtapa. Life was just beginning...
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    Sep 19, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
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    Sep 19, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    Happy 30th! You will find that life doesn't radically change.....until you reach birthday number 50, then your whole outlook on life does a 180. Did for me!