hey gang.  i just passed my masters orals, so i'm officially a master's candidate in ethnomusicology!  all i have to do now is write my thesis.  i just wanted to say thanks to the folks on this site, because you guys have given me a lot of insight and inspiration over the years.  i joined this site when i was still a junior in high school (circa 2002), and didn't really know what i wanted to do with my life besides sing and play the piano.  i even wrote my junior thesis (i went to a college where you wrote junior and senior theses before you could graduate) on the similarities between ellington and monk's piano styles.  

anyway, thank you again to all of you, particularly scot, nor, 7, whacky, mike, and anyone else who's answered my questions over the years.  this site has had a profound effect on my development as a musician.
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apparently i'm tired, because i wrote "files" instead of "flies." :)
actually "files" is pretty cool.  like a sci fi title.
hey and congratulations man!
congratulations ziggy!  and good luck with the thesis...
congratulations ziggy!  that's what it's all about.  a bunch of social misfits (piano players) sharing our thoughts and experiences :)  thanks for the honorable mention!
outstanding, very nice to hear about your success!  now that ljp has been up and running for fifteen years (makes me feel old :) there's been a steady trickle of people sending me emails or posting messages like this about how ljp has been a help to them in their endeavors, academically as well as professionally.  makes me feel all warm and fuzzy :)

good job ziggy and keep it up!
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ziggy! my sincere congratulations!!

please, once done, may you share your thesis with us as we would like to learn from you again!

by the way, don't thank me man, thanks god for being all together here in a very unique jazzy family.
15 years??!  wow!  so a kid that started hanging here when he/she was 15 could now be a 30 year-old gigmeister :)
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