User:Kohoutek1138

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The Lord of the Rings.
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About me[edit]

I am a 37-year-old male music enthusiast from the UK who has worked professionally and semi-professionally as a musician since the 1990s. I've also written music reviews and articles for a number of well known publications and online music sites. My user name is derived from the title of one of my all-time favourite songs, "Kohoutek" by R.E.M., which is named after Comet Kohoutek. The song isn't really about the comet itself but instead, deals with the subject of lost love and features the line "Like Kohoutek, you were gone", referring to the fact that Comet Kohoutek won't be seen in our skies again for another 75,000 years. The 1138 part of my user name comes from a reoccurring number that appears throughout the Star Wars films and is a subtle reference to my love of the Star Wars saga.

My favourite bands and artists are beat, folk rock and psychedelic acts from the 1960s, including The Beatles, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Donovan, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Left Banke, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jefferson Airplane, and Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd. I'm also into indie and alternative rock from the 1990s up to the present day. However, these popular music genres and artists that I've mentioned only cover the smallest fraction of the types of music I'm interested in overall. My tastes are pretty broad and encompass everything from country blues and New Wave music to big beat and Indian classical music...and all points inbetween.

My motivation for editing Wikipedia is that I feel that music is extremely important and as such, articles relating to styles of music, albums, singles, record labels and individual artists or bands should be impeccably maintained and display the utmost accuracy. I hope to do my bit to ensure that articles are free from any factual inaccuracies, presented in an unbiased, encyclopedic fashion, and feature multiple inline citations.

Awards[edit]

Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
For a great job on "Mr. Tambourine Man" - and for your patience with an indecisive reviewer --Philcha (talk) 19:49, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
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For improving articles with others within the Dylan project. Richhoncho (talk) 12:59, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
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For your significant and helpful contributions to music articles, without seeking recognition for your work. Elitropia (talk) 10:57, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For User:Kohoutek1138-- This is long overdue- for taking The Byrds to GA status and making it a carefully well-thought out article that makes enjoyable reading! My pleasure. Leahtwosaints (talk) 10:01, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Thank you for working with others to help improve music pages on Wikipedia. Housewatcher (talk) 15:31, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
The Byrds is one of the best GAs I've read in a long time, and I can see that was largely down to you. A fantastic effort! Bretonbanquet (talk) 21:41, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
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For your contributions to bring Younger Than Yesterday to Good Article status. Thanks for all your great work in this area, and keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 18:00, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Million award logo.svg The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring The Byrds (estimated annual readership: 380,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 18:03, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
For Good Works on Music articles, and for displaying the right Wikipedian qualities.
Presented by SilkTork *YES! 20:25, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
This editor is a Yeoman Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.

Things I intend to do on Wikipedia[edit]

Improve[edit]

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Articles I've created or resurrected[edit]

Created
Resurrected (i.e. undid deletion/redirect to improve)

My top ten albums of all time[edit]

I realise that top 10 lists are nonsense but in true High Fidelity fashion, I just had to make one. Of course, it's impossible to sum up all of your musical loves with just ten items. After all, music isn't shoes - it's oxygen.

  1. The Notorious Byrd Brothers - The Byrds
  2. Revolver - The Beatles
  3. The Beatles - The Beatles
  4. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
  5. Smile - The Beach Boys (Unfortunately never completed as Brian Wilson originally envisioned it, but it would've been astounding.)
  6. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
  7. Fables of the Reconstruction - R.E.M.
  8. A Gift from a Flower to a Garden - Donovan
  9. Graceland - Paul Simon
  10. Going Blank Again - Ride

My sandbox[edit]

¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° My Sandbox of Delights °º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ø,¸¸,