I've been a forum member since the fall of 2008. Either October or November, not sure which. I have posted 437 times for an average of about 40 times a year. I wonder whatever happened to jonsparrow or AussieSucker?
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I think this marks around 3 years for me. This website has laid the foundation for my playing along with the YT channel. Without the website information and open forum, I doubt my playing and knowledge/ appreciation of the harp and blues would be ad extensive
Thanks Adam and all who contribute.
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Hello I have been a member since May 2008. Adam you contacted me and told me you were starting up this fourm. I hardly ever post. It's a great place, thank you Adam. Thanks again Tom
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It had to have been in '09, maybe '08. This is the forum I have been a member of for the longest. The reason for that is the great moderation you, Adam, and Nate have provided. Not to mention the absolutely vital content that many members have provided.
Adam, I don't know if you recall doing a half day seminar in North Little Rock, that must have been 8 or 10 years ago. I had been on MBH for some time by then.
About good moderation, there have been a couple of times I have stepped over the line here, and been called to task for it. Rightly so, and it has helped me become a bit more reasonable and rational. My thanks to you.
It feels like I've just always been here. True there have been many topics I have not responded to but the stuff that has tripped my trigger has been copious and relevant.
Having met the founder a time or two and also meeting a few other members has been a total cool deal as well. I expect you would be hard put to run me off at this point. I also expect to be hanging out here as long as the doors are open and I am capable of walking in. ---------- Music and travel destroy prejudice.
As my signature has said for a while, my first post was May 8, 2009.
(As for playing harmonica... I'd learned Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on a tremolo in high school or so- my grandmother brought it back from a trip to China, and tried unsuccessfully to learn diatonic for a song for a band I was a backup singer/songwriter for in the late 90s early aughts, but only really given it a long try just before joining the forum. I've told the story of how I found Adam's MySpace page and my shock at getting an email for Magic Dick Whammer Jammer without having any idea what that was about!
It looks like the first snapshot of the site on the Wayback Machine is from May 7, 2007... it's giving me a hard time about showing that snapshot though.
Early 2010. Earlier that year a friend sent me a Jason Ricci YouTube which opened my mind to the possibilities for learning and that led me to Adam's videos and here. I must thank Adam, Jason and countless others who have given so freely of their time and knowledge. Literally changed my life. BronzeWailer's YouTube
Best way to find your first post, by the way, is to either use the forum search or google search with the domain search feature and include, in parenthesis, "Username 1 post". (Not sure if 1 post is plural, but it should recognize post anyway.)
So, "Kudzurunner 1 Post" should catch the little bit on the left of that thread (or whatever whoevers username is that they put in) and pull up the thread.
That only has 1 page of posts. The oldest post on that page wasn't started by someone with just 1 post though. It's possible a couple early threads got deleted.
On that first page of threads, when opened up I recognize...
mojojojo Phil superchucker77 Oldwailer harpinonfire (I think) Kudzu (of course) Bronxharp Bluzlver Jaybird Harpestry (Maybe?) DocJon (I think) Wonder if HarpinNinja is HarpNinja? Dewey.Dloe (Maybe?)
I wonder if any of them are in the 2k post club. Oldwailer? Bluzlver? HarpinNinja if that is HarpNinja? Brandon sold me some harps once. (Low D Sp20 and a Manji E, both fun to play). Any of you 4 in the 2k club?
Here is a thread from 2013 where Isaac did some forum history including a list of the then 2ks.
Using Nate's search technique, my first post was on October 6, 2008. I don't post much now, but I'm grateful for this forum and the generosity of everyone who have shared knowledge and music here. It was fun participating in the blues harp challenges, organized by Tookatooka, and sharing videos on the Harpfriends YT channel, started by GermanHarpist. I still keep up with what's happening here.
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We should do some challenges again. We did one over on the FB page for the 10k membership contest. YouTube has changed a lot over the years. Back in the day it was much more complicated to do, and video heavy threads would bog down the threads load time. Simple solution is to just have people post links and then have one person (doesn't even have to be an admin) create and share a playlist from the links.
I joined March 24, 2009 but was lurking before that. I still check in pretty much everyday. I have become a harp player because of this forum. Just last weekend I played a 2 hour set with some of my work jam buddies for our office Christmas party. Thanks Adam and admin and all the regular posters. Glenn ---------- MBH member since 2009-03-24
Earliest post I could find was Oct 1, 2008. It was No. 5 for me. The username 1 post thing didn't work for me either. But my curiosity made me try to do some digging which involved randomly combing through some of those early threads. No luck there. I figure mid to late 2008 is close enough.
1525 posts over about 11 years (including a self imposed exile for a number of months). About 2 to 3 a week if i've done my math right. Definitely an ebb and flow though. I know there was a time when I was posting much more frequently than I do now.
For me the MBH forum has been a true love/hate relationship. But ain't that the blues, lol? Love because of the treasure trove of information it contained within it's pages for anybody wanting to learn how to play this amazing little instrument. Hate, because of the temptation it posed for me to become involved in talking about the blues and blues harp rather than practicing blues harp, lol. A temptation I succumbed to many times over the years.
I've gotten better as a player almost in spite of myself, ha! Though not nearly as good as I should be when I look back on how long ago I started out down this road.
Ah well, Que sera sera, eh?
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I was, perhaps more specifically, my products, were under attack by a former competitor and I stepped up to defend myself. I say “former” competitor because within a couple of years, they faded from existence. Ironically, that attack helped launch my business into the stratosphere. I had been making custom combs for about 18 months at that point and hadn’t tapped into the Modern Blues Harmonica market. Since then, this community, along with the many harmonica-centric Facebook Groups have been absolutely amazing with your support. And I thank you for that. Collectively, you have been a wealth of information for me. As a businessman, you have taught me how to make better products. That includes custom combs and custom harmonicas. You have identified potential markets – different products your wanted and could not seem to find. You’ve entertained me with your humor, your music and occasional bickering. And you have furthered my musical education – from theory to different styles to different techniques to artists I might never have heard of if not for this forum.
I got into the harmonica business ten years ago because I loved the harmonica and thought I could have some fun. This forum, for the past 8+ years, has been akin to throwing gasoline on a fire. My passion for the instrument grows every day. So far, it has been a hell of a ride.
It was fall of 2014 . . . wow . . . five years have gone by very quickly.
I've always been thankful for finding this site, for the countless fantastic tips, and more to the point, for Adam's lessons. They've allowed me to learn, progress, and enjoy countless hours of happiness.
Damn, I'm not sure exactly when I joined but my guestimate is probably around 2009. ---------- Sincerely, Barbeque Bob Maglinte Boston, MA http://www.barbequebob.com CD available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bbmaglinte
My big brother used to drag me with him down to 125th Street on the train from Mt Vernon, NY so he could buy dime bags and we could eat Patsy's Pizza in East Harlem. Later on, in the mid-to-late 80's I saw Satan and Adam playing on the street while hanging around the Columbia University area, as I was crashing at a friend's dorm room there. I was mesmerized. Fooled around with the harp for years, even played in bands... but finally got serious around 2000.
I think I joined the forum in 2008 or 9, or at least watched Adam's YouTube lessons at that time and joined shortly thereafter.
I contribute occasionally but check in often...I have learned so much from this forum...everything from incredible harmonica knowledge to the ins and outs and odd behaviors of people on the internet. Always an experience! Thank you!
I put my name in the forum search function and saw that my 3rd post was on December 4, 2008. I was looking for advice on how to improve my warble. Based upon the frequency of my posts on this forum, my first post was probably in the late ‘70’s.:) I found this forum to be an incredibly helpful resource when I was first picking up the harp, and incredibly entertaining with strong characters like Buddha (Chris Michalik) pushing lots of buttons. For the most I’ve sworn off use of most social media (at end of the day, it causes more harm than good and is leading to the end of the world as we once knew it) but I still like to come here periodically and lurk.
I was trying to find my oldest post via the "Nacoran method" I have not found it, but did find this. someone bumped a thread in 2009 and said "I believe this was the first post" (on Modern Blues Harmonica"
Man hell if I know. I have been here for some time. Since probably at least 2010 if not earlier. I honestly cannot recall haha. Looking at my profile it mentions a band I am no longer in...but that would have been around 09