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    Yeah, I think people who don't use their real name are fake.

    If lots of people knew me, I'd be famous.

    Then I'd change my forum name to Ortsa so no one could figure out who I am.
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    oops
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    Jack Lawrence used to be active on flatpick-l years ago. It's where I first interacted with him and then we had a nice in person discussion later when he was up here playing with Doc Watson..
    Flatpick-L had a lot of well known players posting but it was semi private. Dan Crary, Roland White, Marcy Marxer, Steve Kaufmann and Tut Taylor as well as Jack all posted somewhat regularly. Several Winfield champions posted regularly including Tyler Grant and Andy Hatfield. Tut Taylor would occasionally send personal e mails as well when the mood struck him. It was nice and unfortunate the list lost so much activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
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    What you see is what you get with me.

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    I Googled my name only to discover that I’m a restaurant critic! So don’t eat at <<redacted>> I had the worse meal of my life there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    If lots of people knew me, I'd be famous. .
    Are you trying to tell us that you're not already famous . . . we all thought that you were the dog from The Jetson's!

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    I thought the whole point of using my real name was to become famous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlM View Post
    Flatpick-L had a lot of well known players posting but it was semi private. Dan Crary, Roland White, Marcy Marxer, Steve Kaufmann and Tut Taylor as well as Jack all posted somewhat regularly. Several Winfield champions posted regularly including Tyler Grant and Andy Hatfield. Tut Taylor would occasionally send personal e mails as well when the mood struck him. It was nice and unfortunate the list lost so much activity.
    Yup. Sort of forgot about Tut. A shame as I bought two vintage jobber catalogs off him. Dan wasn't on much when I was active. But that was a long, long time ago.
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    Roger Moss? Ridiculous name. Obviously fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhergert View Post
    All of us are famous, just not necessarily for our mandolin playing.

    Just do a web search of your name sometime.
    I did this awhile back. I found out I am an English professor at a university in New York State (I'm not.) My real self has never lived in New York. I continue my life of relative anonymity.

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    “He’s a rumor in his own mind!”
    That’s me!

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    I’d more likely be infamous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhergert View Post
    Just do a web search of your name sometime.
    I do this every now and then, and I find my own website, my MC profile and other musical activities I admit to. And I am a murderer character in a German criminal short story, apparently No surprises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhergert View Post
    Just do a web search of your name sometime.
    There is a relatively well know blues guitarist who shares my name, that I am occasionally mistaken for - but I made my first album before he did, so I consider myself the 'original' Mike Zito.

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    Fat chance that I'll ever make it, but sure, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhergert View Post
    All of us are famous, just not necessarily for our mandolin playing.

    Just do a web search of your name sometime.
    Funny enough, my name seems to be extremely rare. I come up on most web searches for it, and there's only one other Matt DeBlass that I've ever found, who is also from my home state of NJ, but he's an Elvis impersonator!
    If I call my guitar my "axe," does that mean my mandolin is my hatchet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt DeBlass View Post
    Funny enough, my name seems to be extremely rare. I come up on most web searches for it, and there's only one other Matt DeBlass that I've ever found, who is also from my home state of NJ, but he's an Elvis impersonator!
    How do we really know just which one you really are ?
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    I guess I'm of two minds when someone famous posts. For instance, I always get a bit of a giddy thrill when Dawg posts even though I've met and chatted with him a couple of times. Then again, there are plenty of members who's contributions to the forum over many years lends me a bit more credence to what they have to say. Meaning, just because X player is famous, I would take their advice as offered for what it is, advice.

    We have a fair number of what I consider mandolin glitteratti as builders and as players who have freely shared their advice and encouragement here (both are invaluable). I can understand why a certain person may not want their identity known to keep their inbox from getting flooded and then feel either overwhelmed writing back or worse risk looking like a jerk because they didn't.

    I wouldn't impose that rule on anyone. I prefer if someone's username is their name (pseudonym for the reasons Scott put in the thread on updating your user name). The only downside when someone goes from a handle to their actual name is linking the two back together, sometimes with only an avatar to work with.

    All that said, I think the working mandolinists we would love to hear from and have chime in are hopefully pretty busy and not just hanging out here all the time posting. I might be wrong. Won't be the first time!

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    If I were a famous mandolin player I would certainly contribute to the forum's under my own name.

    I would answer questions such as " What is the best mandolin under one hundred thousand dollars".
    "What is the best and most reliable tour bus".
    Or pose the question " Where is the best place to get a decent meal at midnight in (insert your town name here) after the gig".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    How do we really know just which one you really are ?
    Only the jumpsuit knows for sure
    If I call my guitar my "axe," does that mean my mandolin is my hatchet?

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    get an award ? at least by the Onion
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    Always a Bridesmaid, never a Bride! Have genuinely famous friends, but not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
    We shouldn't forget that if we pulled 100 people off a city street, most would not know what a mandolin is, much less who Sam Bush is. Who is the world's best fly caster?
    Right now it is Maxine McCormick, from what I hear. Not that my knowing it means anyone knows it. But I bet more people know about her than could identify a mandolin without help.
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    I’ve searched my name and find only myself, my father, and my grandfather. They are both gone so I may be “Homer the last”.
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