User:Just plain Bill

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Bill here...

Just now my interest is bowed string instruments, play violin, viola, and cello up to about lullaby speed, have done so for years, decades in the case of the violin. I would be considered a neanderthal in woodworking circles, since I prefer to use hand tools without cords or batteries, though I don't object to the use of some stationary equipment such as bandsaws or belt sanders where appropriate.

Do warm colors make you hungry?
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Native speaker of midwestern American English, but can sometimes converse with British subjects, if they wish. I speak, read, and write rudimentary French, fragmentary Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Turkish, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, and Japanese, with a phrase or two of Scots Gaelic, which I enjoy hearing, but do not understand.


/notes to self

Award[edit]

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Just plain Bill was awarded this Music Barnstar for his superior graphic design of The Circle of Fifths. Clearly the best design ever created and an outstanding contribution to Wikipedia. It is an honour to have people like you here. Thank you. OutOfTimer Wanna chat? 17:05, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Wow. Somebody said "best ever," which I deny with gratitude.

Had a lot of help with this, and it seems to have been accepted pretty well.