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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
heidl

Phew, that wasn't easy...

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...I had a hard time registering here, but I'm happy to finally be able to log in and contribute.

So, hello then! :wave:

My name is heidl and I'm 34yrs old and I live in the wonderful small country called Austria.

I guess I'll just tell how I came to be a John Williams fan.

At the age of six I had just seen Return of the Jedi on my neighbor's television, and it blew my mind! I became a big Star Wars fan (as possibly every kid in that age) and so my father went out to get me the radio play on cassette tape. But instead he unintentionally bought me an ominous little thing with a blue lightsaber on it... and well, the rest is history.

I quickly became addicted and I still am today. Whenever I feel the urge to list my favourite composers, Williams is always the first. Followed by James Newton Howard, Thomas Newman, Michael Giacchino and James Horner.

But I basically like all kinds of film music!. For example, I equally love The Elder Scrolls by Jeremy Soule as well as almost everything from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

My second passion about film music is cover art.

I run a little blog called HQCovers where I design and publish custom made soundtrack covers. An I've seen you do have a thread for this particular topic as well, so I think I know where I'll be heading first... ;)

Glad to be here! :)

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We're taking bets on how long you stick around.

 

Not the best way to greet a new member!

A joke is more pleasant than weighing his opinion based on the little number below his name, especially if the they're off by about 70,000. You follow?

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I misread that as Heidi.

Pity.

Well, welcome I guess....

Everybody does at first, so no problem ;)

What problems did you have with registering?

I had a hard time figuring out that I'm supposed to enter "Star Wars Episode VII" into the challenge question field, as you can see here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnWilliamsFan/posts/791633817574774

Also my Hotmail didn't receive any activation mail at all, not in the spam folder either, so I switched to gmail instead.

We're taking bets on how long you stick around. So welcome for now.

What are the odds? I may join in then.

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What problems did you have with registering?

I had a hard time figuring out that I'm supposed to enter "Star Wars Episode VII" into the challenge question field, as you can see here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnWilliamsFan/posts/791633817574774

Also my Hotmail didn't receive any activation mail at all, not in the spam folder either, so I switched to gmail instead.

Thanks for the head's up, I'll change that!

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I misread that as Heidi.

Pity.

Well, welcome I guess....

Everybody does at first, so no problem ;)

I should have known. We have an Austrian guy called Marian here....

I have never in my entire life met anyeone called Marian ;) But only one Heidi too.

Welcome fellow Austrian, servas on the board

Grias di!

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Welcome to the JWFan Messageboards! :)

JohnHammond-JurassicPark-e1316187787398.

P.S. I too have visited your soundtrack covers site. They are awesome!

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The Price is Right Mountain Climber Song:

Yeah, despite that being Swiss, that's actually the way we communicate here in Austria.

You know... like from one mountain top to the next.

Just like in Return of the King, but with the alpine horn instead of fire (we haven't invented that yet).

I am in fact dictating this post to Siri using my alpine horn right now.

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:groupwave::groupwave::groupwave:

Oh, it's Heidl .... sigh

Oh god, I gotta start Photoshop... ;)

To be honest, thanks for the warm welcome everyone. And the kudos. And yes, of course I'm taking requests. I contribute where I can.

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Yeah, despite that being Swiss, that's actually the way we communicate here in Austria.

You know... like from one mountain top to the next.

Just like in Return of the King, but with the alpine horn instead of fire (we haven't invented that yet).

lol

I like you already!

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