The Monkey and a plywood violin

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by ladydi » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:39 am

Ah Fred, I see you met up with that wild woman in Oakland...or at least her blouse. This is turning out to be more of an adventure than you thought! ;-)

You're lookin' good though! Someone is taking very good care of you.

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by Detour » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:03 am

The Monkey wrote:The women tore their blouses off in Oakland and I liked it...
The Monkey
I love this pic! Only problem is now I have this song stuck on mental repeat and it goes like this... "The women tear their blouses off and The Monkey dances on the polka dots". :D

Thanks for posting this, and the rest, too.
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by MaryB » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:52 am

Gosh, I sure hope you have many more exciting adventures (ala Oakland polka dots) in your future, Fred. Don't even think it - the blouse will not fit you and anyway, you know it is not a good color for you, the green polka dots will clash with all your fur. We prefer 'to see you naked in your body' :lol: .

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by cpl593h » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:48 am

brightnow wrote:Someone should be taking bets down...

Who? Who is the member of the band that is doing this? (we can see a glimpse of a finger in the San Diego photo) Any guesses?

ooh, good spot!

is it the keyboard player, Neil Larsen?
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by Bill's Bar » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:32 pm

Hey Fred :D
Careful now, don't let those polka dots dazzle and distract ya. You've got a long tour ahead of ya. And watch out for that 100 year old woman in the tight clothes, she likes to monkey around. :D :D
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by burningviolin » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:03 pm

Hi there Fred, your looking good, hope your enjoying the tour, you really remind me of this guy see below! (Whats your meditation technique?!) :)

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:41 pm

This is so amazingly cool that the band has taken the initiative to engage with us like this 8) ! GOOD ON YOU :D !!!

GOOD ON YOU, too, You Great Giftors!!!

Such a wonderful and unexpected turn in Leonard's worldwide tour :D . This man and his group are awesome... as are those who came up with these perfect gifts.


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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by friscogrl » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:01 pm

Oh Fred! You cheeky little Monkey!

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by ladydi » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:01 pm

cpl593h wrote:
brightnow wrote:Someone should be taking bets down...

Who? Who is the member of the band that is doing this? (we can see a glimpse of a finger in the San Diego photo) Any guesses?
ooh, good spot!

is it the keyboard player, Neil Larsen?
Obviously male, but the hand does not belong to either Leonard or Javier. It could be one of the other band members, although I don't think Dino wears a silver band like that. The shading/coloring in the latest photo makes me think it could be one of the crew who we only see briefly and is well-known for his photos. But in a way I don't want to know (at least until the end) because it's giving Fred a character of his own! :D

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by MusicCityGypsy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:15 pm

looks like fred might need a girlfriend to monkey around the show with! He's already got a shirt for her. :) what a cutie
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:35 pm

What an excellent photo of the moneky and the blouse 8) ! Great, dramatic lighting.


I hope you two one day get to meet Leonard & the band as the Giver of the Monkey & the Giver of the Blouse!




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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by mnkyface » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:39 pm

Oh, Monkey! I'm glad you like my blouse. I wonder if you are as cute as your photographer :D . (I have a suspicion who it is but I rather like not knowing too!)

Have fun at Coachella. If you feel sleepy during your travels, wrap yourself in polka dots and take a nice nap.

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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by swan13 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:40 pm

brightnow wrote:Someone should be taking bets down...

Who? Who is the member of the band that is doing this? (we can see a glimpse of a finger in the San Diego photo) Any guesses?
I think Dino is holding Fred, look at the manly watch and strong hairy arm, and possibly Sharon is taking the pictures. Who ever it is please don't stop I am so looking forward to Fred's next post.

p.s. Fred I hope we will meet in Belfast, do you think row 3 is too far back to place a small gift on stage, perhaps a little cushion for you sit on or maybe something to match the pencil case I made for your master, wonder if he uses it, maybe you could find out?
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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:12 pm

He looks such a happy feller... like he belongs on that stage... just goin' along, doin' his part.

Looking at that kind of 'bikey link' on his wrist and slightly hairy hand, you may be right that it's Dino's. If your photo shows more than that, I guess I need to look at the photos from home, as my work connection seems to cut them off.


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Re: The Monkey and a plywood violin

Post by imaginary friend » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:30 pm

My guesses are:

(a) A Webb Sister
(b) The 'wonderful person' who looks after The Hats

Whoever it is, it's a charming idea. The minkie's much, much cuter (and travels in much, much better company) than the garden gnome.

Way to go Mary B!
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