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wvfiddler

wvfiddler
Date Joined: June 8, 2008
Last Online: March 21, 2011
Birthday: March 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a poet, writer, teacher, photographer and musician living in the mountains of East-Central West Virginia. I am a music nut with over 3000 cds, and I also have many many books (art, poetry, literature, travel).

Somehow I managed to marry my best friend, and we've been together for over 17 years now.

I love to travel, take pictures, play music, learn new languages, ride my mountain bike and meet people, though not all at once.

I love coffee and Belgian beer, am a home brewer (of both beer and, of course, coffee) and love folk music from all over the world, especially if it includes the fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, or accordion.

I am interested in swapping all kinds of music, photography (particularly portraits) and photographic stuff, anything having to do with Europe in general and Belgium, France and Germany in particular.

Favorite Music

I play old-time music on the fiddle, banjo and guitar, but I also love folk music from around the world, vintage blues, country and jazz, and many indie-pop bands.

Tom Waits is my all-time favorite, but I am also fond of Yo La Tengo, Richard Thompson, The Clash, Amalia Rodregues, Cabo San Roque, Gogol Bordello, the Elephant 6 Collective bands, The Shins, Johnny Cash, Stereolab, Flemish Traditional Music, gypsy music, Django and many, many more. I don't usually care for what is currently being played on commercial radio, but am open to being surprised.

Favorite Books

I love poetry. My current favorite poets are Seamus Heaney, Eamon Grennan, James Wright, Hans Magnus Ensensberger, Dan Albergotti, Eavan Boland, and Mary Oliver. I'm pretty proud of my own book of poems, which came out last year from Red Hen Press.

My favorite recent reads in novels include:

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Favorite Movies

Millers Crossing, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, The Girl on the Bridge, Wings of Desire, The Royal Tennenbaums, Big Fish, Rounders, A Heart in Winter, Amelie, Antonia's Line, and many, many, MANY more

Favorite Television

The Simpsons, 30 Rock, The West Wing, Sports Night, Arrested Development, The Office (British), Scrubs, 'Allo 'Allo, Not Going Out, MI-5, Passport to Europe w/Samantha Brown

Favorite Crafts

Photography

Linocuts and Wood Engraving

Compiling Travel Journals

Knitting (I'm terrible, but learning)

Collage and papercraft

musical instrument repair and musical instrument building (mostly from junk)

Most interested in swapping:

pens

blank notebooks

music (traditional, international, indie-rock, old jazz and blues)

photographs & photographic stuff

books (poetry, art, literature, etc.)

local snack foods (unopened, of course)

postcards

One-on-One trades OK; all interesting swaps considered thoughtfully...

Ratings

cllfdl rated for Mega 50 State Map Postcards Swap 2009 on Dec 16, 2009
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Comment: Thanks very much for the West Virginia card. I had never seen that one before. (Sorry for the late rating.)
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!
Koryu rated for Mega 50 State Map Postcards Swap 2009 on Oct 12, 2009
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Comment: Thanks, Doug! Are you really a fiddler?
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Comment: Thanks for the card!
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Mahalo!
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Comment: Thanks a bunch for the great West Virginia postcard. Smiles, Sandy from Washington state
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Comment: Thank you for the great pc! :o)
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Catra rated for Mega 50 State Map Postcards Swap 2009 on Sep 1, 2009
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Comment: I'm so glad to be a part of this swap! thanks for the Card!!! AKJassz
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Comment: Thanks for the West Virginia postcard:))
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Comments

PostMuse on Sep 3, 2010:

I know you haven't participated much lately, but Notecards To Go group has lots of fun new swaps. Perhaps we can tempt you?

SheriFaerie on Mar 19, 2009:

Hi! I'm the mod of a really fun new group called The Mix Fix over at Yahoo. If you'd like to join, e-mail me at [email protected] and I'll send ya an invite!! Hope to see you there!! xox. SheriFaerie

thefruid on Mar 10, 2009:

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Welcome to Notecards To Go! We're excited to have you join us!

MicheleoneL on Feb 17, 2009:

Hello fellow Mountaineer! :) Happy swapping!

Topher on Nov 28, 2008:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/25841

voodooninja on Nov 11, 2008:

Brother @Jib916 has started The Revolution's very first swap here.

I am encouraging everyone to support the cause and sign up!

Long live The Revolution!

voodooninja on Sep 1, 2008:

Welcome. Long live the revolution!

StwbyQT on Aug 24, 2008:

Diary Postcards for a Week #2

:) You were in the first go round of this swap that Beckra put together, Come on & join if you like! :) Last day to sign up for this is August 30. :0)

Hope to see you there!! -StwbyQT

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/20558

beckra on Jul 17, 2008:

Hey, there! I don't know if it would appeal to you, but I just set up a cento swap (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/18596)--no pressure, just FYI in case it sounds interesting to you....

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