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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:37 pm 
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Thanx, great work !


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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:56 pm 
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The download page for "The Norther Dreamer guide" has the following listed:

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Currently the 227 page guide is in pdf format. Warning, this is a 145KB download!


145KB is a typo. It should read: 145MB.
That's megabytes (vs kilobytes). 8)

And Thank You! for the guide!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
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Awesome... Thank you all for putting the time into this!!!


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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
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fantastic and thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:07 pm 
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Dear awesome guide team,

Great Work !

I wonder if it will be possible to insert url's to video's in the guide, here's Bill playing Sister Seagull on YouTube etc.

Thank you all :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
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What a stupendous, magnificent effort by John and Mick!

I have been aware of their ongoing efforts for over a year and I can attest to the total commitment and sheer hard work that they have put into this project....
This guide will prove invaluable to fans old and new that follow Bill and his music, for years to come.

Take a pat on the back both of you and the others that made this possible.

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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:06 pm 
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andygeorge wrote:
What a stupendous, magnificent effort by John and Mick!

I have been aware of their ongoing efforts for over a year and I can attest to the total commitment and sheer hard work that they have put into this project....
This guide will prove invaluable to fans old and new that follow Bill and his music, for years to come.

Take a pat on the back both of you and the others that made this possible.

Andy

Thanks Andy.

Mick and I appreciate all the shout outs from team members. Thanks guys, for your help getting this off the ground.

cheers, John


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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:20 pm 
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james warner wrote:
I would like to give special praise to John Fisher for learning to use the Adobe InDesign software from scratch in order to build this wonderful resource. I've been using InDesign for over 20 years and this would have been a daunting task for me to take on.
Hat's off to you, John. :D

Thanks Jim.

If would have helped if I knew what I was doing going in. You and Phil saved my ass more than a few times.


A word of explanation for everyone: We know it's frustrating that the guide is in pdf format. But we wanted to create a demo that fit all our criteria. We wanted to work independently, under the radar, but we did Not want to start a separate website. Bill has been screwed over too many times, and we knew he would be gun shy about an independent website that could publish anytime they wanted. And we needed a demo that was graphics intensive and utilized a program found on most computers (pdf reader). Hence using InDesign.

Now I've throw myself into webpage design. Stay tuned. As Mick said, the trip has only just begun...

John


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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
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Holer wrote:
Truly an outstanding job and long overdue. I have been collecting Bill-related 45's for some time now and have wondered if there was a Bill sessionography laid out somewhere. Thanks to you, I can now keep track of which Skids 45's I am missing. :D

Seriously, great effort all around. I am flattered to have some of my comments included also. Seeing Bill's work laid out like that is really something. Bill has got to be one of the single most prolific musicians of all time. Thank you for your efforts. I'm already wasting many wonderful hours perusing the contents.

I really enjoyed quoting your thoughts on Bill's albums. I think we should all aspire to write more comments when he puts out something new (myself included).

Skids: I think you'll be surprised when we finish the Skids entries in the Productions, Contributions and Collaborations section. There's quite an interesting story behind Bill's involvement in their releases - a story we do not think has been fully told before. (Although the booklet from the remastered Virgin Years box set does a stellar job recounting the history of the band.) Maybe by our next update.

John


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 Post subject: Re: The Northern Dreamer guide – An Introduction
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james warner wrote:
I would like to give special praise to John Fisher for learning to use the Adobe InDesign software from scratch in order to build this wonderful resource. I've been using InDesign for over 20 years and this would have been a daunting task for me to take on.
Hat's off to you, John.


This.

I just want everyone on Dreamsville to be aware of the massive amount of work John Fisher did to bring this together.

It's not something I would have tackled. Just the sheer number of things that had to be tracked down.

My hat's off as well, John. Amazing job, sir.

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