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October 17th 2019 celebration news

Here's the breaking wikiloops news,
issued deliberately on this special day to honour one of our fellow members
Let me riddle you guys a little and mention a few notable things about our birthday wikilonian,
but let me point out that there is a little present for all of us included in this post, so read on and find out :)

Our birthday boy of the day has been part of wikiloops since 2014 and posted track #17260 as his debut.
He has been a brave participant of several wikiloops meetings, including those infamous nightly walks all of you skipped.
Rumors have it he used to hang with the band The Levellers and has recorded at AbbeyRoad studios, while others claim to have seen him sail the Caribbean sea, or fistfight Spanish baggage-handling personell who didn't handle his instrument with proper care.
He is the only british chap I've met so far who masters the German word "Heizkörperpinsel" (means: "a brush for painting heating units" - in one word) even after a few beers.
He takes coffee serious, and likes to set up audio device chains of ridiculous lengths, wraps these in self-built cases that will survive meteor hits and gets asked for autographs when just hanging around at some airport... the man's a legend.
And -last but by no means least- this guy has been a persistent pain in the *** about one question:
When is the next wikiloops meeting happening?

I'll solve the riddle AND the question by saying:
Happy 60th birthday Kimbo - the next wikiloops meeting will take place August 20th - 23rd 2020 in Steinfeld, Germany
I'll re-confirm the date and offer the usual announcement & registration info soonish, so stay tuned for that if you are interested to come around.
For those unfamiliar with our meetings, you can find some more info and some video footage here.

What else has been happening in summer 2019 around wikiloops?
As far as we know, there have been quite a number of wikiloops members meeting each other during their summer vacations - thanks for those who posted about that, always nice to get to know such stories.
wikiloops online operations have been successfully handled by our fantastic moderation team (serious wikiloops <3 ) in the third quarter of 2019, while I had the pleasure to take some time off from wikiloops.
After running the project for eight years straight, being online on wikiloops every single day, it was a great relief to take some time away from the online world, during which the Kaiser family moved into a new house.
I won't go into detail too far, but (since it's a it's a nice side story) about ten years after leaving a village called Floisdorf, in which I developed my first website funkhausflowsdorf.com (a web radio thing at first, serving our home-recorded music, later serving a collection of Baers beats, then after we had left Floisdorf turning into... wikiloops.com),
I am now sitting three houses up the road from our old studio in that very same village.
It's a pleasure to be back, now all I can complain about is that the new wikiloops headquarters office/my studio is not yet fully ready for recording action, but I'll get there sometime soonish.

I'll end here for today,
hope your end-of-the-year-slowly-approaching-season will include some time for music
and all the best to all musicians out there!

Stats of the day:
1 birthday-boy Kimbo
137,023 tracks online
54,047 members
2,659 uploaders
255 supporting members (thank YOU for wikiloops)


That's some great news R..Dick.....And i wish you and Diana all the best in your new home, it looks real cool! You got a music-room in it too? Would be great to hear you making some funk on the bass or drums and do a little singing on it too!

Freaking awesome news, Dick! Happy Birthday Kimbo (see you this weekend!) and I will not be missing this meet. I'm putting the money to one side for it now!+3
:o:o:o:o I would absolutely love to make it to that meeting, awesome news+2
Been out of touch for a while (on a boat off the western edge of Australia). Happy birthday to Kimbo. I guess we will hear more about the wikimeet in due course. All good and positive stuff with Richard now firmly planting his own roots. Best to all.+3
Ooooh, so if I understand well, thanks to Kimbo we will meet again :D
Good news you plan to organise a 2020 meeting Dick, thank you thank you thank you
Nice house, is there a garden behind ? Big hug to Diana from me, hope you're both doing well ;)
Have a great B-Day!! :D+1
Happy Hoppy Huupy Birthday. Mine was September 1st and also sixty, I think it's a good number and vice versa.+2
Oktober 23 2019 09:45:49
Wade Mine too...turned 73. +1
Oktober 23 2019 10:14:09
wjl Happy belated birthday Andri and Wade! +1
November 01 2019 00:23:22
Wade Cheers Wolfgang! +1
Happy Birthday Kimbo - all the best to you fella!+1
a bit late but happy birthday Kimbo and Ernie and I wish dick and diana lot of joy luck and music in your new home. And I can't wait until 20 august to meet every one again:W+2
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