User talk:Leahtwosaints/Archive 5

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The WikiProject Novels Newsletter - March 2009

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Carl Palmer

I would respectfully suggest you have another look at your most recent edit to Palmer's article. I am certain you mean well, but it looks as if some vandalism has crept in.

Best wishes,

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 01:54, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Replied at Commons

Please see: commons:User talk:Leahtwosaints. --Timeshifter (talk) 11:35, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Nash the Slash

Hi, I was amused by your post at Talk:Nash the Slash. I've been a big fan of his since the start of his career in the mid 1970s, and I can tell you he is a really nice guy. His costume is just campy humour. His music is quite lovely (it's mostly instrumental), and he has recorded music to accompany viewing of paintings (available on DVD, and he also does live shows in art galleries). You can see concert clips, etc. on YouTube. Sorry if this sounds like an advertisement, but your post seemed to be asking if he is as scary as his picture, so this is my reply. --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 13:50, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. He just does look like the kind of freaky torture type person who would crawl out from under my bed with an electric saw! AAAAAH!! (running for help!) Thanks for commenting! :) --leahtwosaints (talk) 18:41, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Yusuf photo

Hi Leah - don't know anything about that photo - it's the first time I recall seeing it. It's a nice one - hope it's ok to keep. Wish we could get another one from the Cat days - the infobox pic is a great photo artistically, but you can't really see what he looked like. We used to have one that I loved - in jeans, by a window or some such - but it was taken down a long time ago, not sure why. I am really not up on the whole image rights area - I leave that to others and concentrate on the words and layout. There are lots of folks around herre who know a lot about it, so I'm just as happy to let them figure it out. Tvoz/talk 19:02, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, there's a lot to learn at Wikimedia, and the biggest offense of course is copyright violation. I've been fortunate to meet an Admin. there who has been teaching me a little at a time (all I can handle, lol). The first thing I noticed was that nearly all the other language Wikipedia sites use the photos that I've uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons. That's a very good indication of how tight the market is with finding "free" good Cat Stevens or Yusuf photos. My fear, looking at the "new" Yusuf photo I placed... doesn't it look to you like someone scanned that photo from a magazine or an album? I know many other language Wikipedia sites aren't as rigorous about such issues as copyright. I fear I'll have to remove it. Perhaps you know someone who also was an earlier editor or who speaks one of those languages? I just normally email every single person whose photos I upload, for permission, and give them credit on the page, (about 400 photos now, with 35 or so being uploaded with the help of others as you can see). This is the first one that would not be so, and it makes me nervous. --leahtwosaints (talk) 19:19, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Was this a mistake?

This change - did you mean to change the location on the existing picture, or did you just transpose the captions and filenames? Cheers, tedder (talk) 02:18, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I meant to change the photo and the caption that went with it. The previous infobox photo covers Zander's face- thus, I just moved it lower and added the one with the face shot at the top. --leahtwosaints (talk) 02:28, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Brian Ritchie

Did you find that photo of Brian Ritchie on Flickr and upload it here? It's a good picture of him, inasfar as it shows exactly what he looks like onstage. I hate seeing good promo pictures deleted, and replaced by crap, because it's all we can find. Thanks for putting some decent pics up. -Freekee (talk) 03:16, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, that was me:) Glad you like it. A couple of months ago, I just went nuts over so many articles that either had crappy photos, or none at all. After some initial help from a few people, I ended up emailing and uploading a couple hundred pics. Glad you like the photo!! --leahtwosaints (talk) 03:55, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi -- another question

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So proud of getting this of Sweet Honey InThe Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock --leahtwosaints (talk) 13:54, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Oteil Burbridge

Thanks for your continued work on Oteil Burbridge. The infobox image is particularly nice. In my opinion though the "refimprove" template is not needed, because the article has 6 footnotes and 14 references. I'm guessing that you added it because it would be better if some of the references were changed to inline footnotes, but the article has a lot of good refs, inline or not. I've decided to ask you this question here, but see Talk:Oteil Burbridge for our related prior discussions. (If you reply here I will see what you say.) Mudwater (Talk) 01:29, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks- I've been seeking out photos for roots, blues, and southern rock musicians. I just wish that pic had more of a full body shot. Feel free to remove the banner- it was about inline citations. I take it you are the lead editor on the page? If you'd like help working together on some projects let me know. I did see a couple of interviews with Oteil on You Tube that might interest you. :) --leahtwosaints (talk) 02:05, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, I've removed the template. It could just be me, but lately I've noticed a proliferation of "refimprove" templates. Personally I think they should only be used in cases where articles have no reference, or hardly any. In fact, if it was up to me, they'd only be used on articles whose content was also somewhat questionable. Because I feel that way, I'm hesitant to mention this, but have you seen Template:No footnotes? You might like it. As it says on the template page, it's intended to be placed at the beginning of the References section of an article. I'd still vote for leaving it off the Oteil Burbridge article, but I'd feel remiss if I didn't mention it. As for working together on projects, that could be fun, but lately I've been editing less than formerly, due to my other commitments. Because of that I've been doing more "drive by editing" than before.  ;-) Mudwater (Talk) 02:39, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I agree. I think I have placed banners on perhaps ten pages-- of ANY kind total-- out of all my edits. Take care! --leahtwosaints (talk) 03:08, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

pix and rescue

As I've said, I'm really not the one to talk to about how to navigate image policies here - I have limited grasp, and I have decided to stay away from it as I have lots of other stuff taking my time. All I can suggest is you read WP:RAT, and look at other successful image pages and see what their free-use justifications are, but you're best off finding some helpful soul who actually understands this stuff to walk you through it. Try asking at Village Pump or maybe on one of the Wiki Project pages. I know my limitations, and this is one of them - sorry. In general the photo policies here, I think, are overly stringent and their view of fair use incredibly narrow - but this is not my battle, honestly - I have others to fight.

As for the text of the Davies page in general, it looks basically ok to me - the article is not in danger of deletion, therefore not in need of "rescue". But it is in need of a copyedit - I'll try to look at that when I have a chance. Scrapomatic is not much more than a stub and could use expansion, but is also not in danger of deletion as far as I can see. I did remove some of the excess wikilinking there. It's not clear to me that Olsen is notable beyond Scrapomatic, so I wouldn't set up a separate page now for him, unless you have more independent information on him. Sometimes a redirect is sufficient. I added a disambiguation note on the other Paul Olsen, directing people to Scrapomatic.

If you want to get people to help expand those articles, your best bet are the relevant music Wiki projects - there is a list of them here - pick the appropriate ones and put notes on their talk pages asking for help to expand the articles. They also often have places where you can list articles in need of major or minor improvement - see WP:RSM for example. Tvoz/talk 04:58, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

RfA Thankspam

Thanks to everyone who took the time and trouble to take part in my RfA whether support, oppose or neutral. All comments are valued and will be considered carefully in the coming weeks. Feel free to add more advice on my talk page if you think I need it. SpinningSpark 00:16, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
In case you're wondering, the image is a smiley, just a little more aesthetic, but not as serious as the Mona Lisa
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Can you help with something or refer me to someone?

Hey! The article here for Derek Trucks, and the one for his band, The Derek Trucks Band need separation. At first everything was on his page, but as his band gained a following, the band information was given it's own page far too early. Now the band page needs to be ah, surgically separated from the first article. None of the band members except Derek Trucks have pages of their own. I took comfort that the lead singer, Mike Mattison was already part of an established duo called Scrapomatic with someone named Paul Olson, only to discover that the editor wikified Olsen's name, but confused him with someone named Paul E. Olsen. So, now I'm faced with three articles which need assistance of varying kinds.

Specifically, can you help with this?:

I have no photo of the drummer of the Derek Trucks band, however, the photo of the band was extra large- and I wonder if it is possible to crop from this photo from the largest size of the photo here in commons, the part of the left-hand side where the drummer, Yonrico Scott is located-- can that part be cropped so that a big enough and clear enough part of the pic would be suitable for an infobox or an example like the other bandmates' photos in the page?

Is it possible? I really don't have the ability to crop things. Thanks! --leahtwosaints (talk) 22:09, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

I use Irfanview. Try it. It is amazingly easy.
  • - Download the latest version and the latest plugin package. Both install almost instantly. Download the image. Double-click the image file. It will open inside Irfanview. Drag a rectangle around part of the image to select what you want. Click "crop selection" from the edit menu. Then click "save" from the file menu. You are done! Try it and see what I mean. You can ask for more help from me if needed.
It is easy to fix naming problems for wikilinks and articles. Changing the name, moving the page, adding/removing redirect code, creating disambiguation pages, etc., etc.. It is easy, but you have to be willing to play around with it. Or just ask for help at an admin noticeboard.
It looks like the Paul Olson link is not currently connected to the Paul E. Olsen link. A redlink just means the page does not yet exist. You can remove the redlink by removing the brackets around it. Or you can start a page by clicking the redlink and adding some text. --Timeshifter (talk) 07:43, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. It was attached to the wrong Paul Olson. Paul E. Olson isn't a musician. Someone made a page assuming the brackets around the name were correct, and they are not. Paul Olsen the musician has no page yet, and thus needs some kind of disambiguation. The article is about a duo, Mike Mattison, of The Derek Trucks Band, and Paul Olsen, who I never heard of before, both musicians who don't have individual pages yet. --leahtwosaints (talk) 16:21, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Dr Seuss

You forgot to post the link on my talk, Leah. Tvoz/talk 18:29, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Actually - I found it myself. It's cute, but I don't see any indication that it was done by him, so I don't see how it could be used in the Cat Stevens bio or even the song article - it seems to be just an individual's application of a song. Might be copyvio issues anyway. Tvoz/talk 18:36, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Point made. I just thought, if there was a Suess "Lorax" TV show, and he'd done it around the time of '70-71, it would've been a project that Cat would have liked around the "Harold and Maude" period, you know? His love of kids; the wealth of material. So maybe if he had done a little kids' special then maybe you would've read about it, maybe on that website or something. Just wanted to include all his stuff. I'm still trying to figure out how he and Elton John came to collaborate on that song, "Honeyman" which definitely is him and John together circa 1971- and a clip of that IS on Majicat. Check this out: [1] THAT is worthy of mention. Wonder if there's mention of it in an Elton bio, or something. Sonner of later if we want an FA article out of that piece, we'll need to cover the discographies, which I'm willing to learn (I can do a half-assed job) and I need to ask a couple of Commons editors about sound bites, but I guess I'd have to shlep over to a library or (used?) book store to find those books about Cat Stevens -esp. the one that won that award! --to really complete the article. If I did get books for the piece (I've been thinking about it), I'd photocopy key pages from the books and mail them to you if you wanted. (My email address is here if ever it is helpful.) Anyway, any ideas about "Honeyman"? --leahtwosaints (talk) 21:23, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Whoops. Wasn't sure if you'd get this since I didn't indent after your comment to me. Hey did I tell you that my father gave me a book about Wikipedia for Christmas, which I haven't got to reading yet, written by User: John Broughton, with the same little fanc signature he uses here on Wikipedia? Neat to see a name I recognize, ;)) Funny.--leahtwosaints (talk) 21:28, 21 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi Leah - that message said it wasn't to be distributed so I'm removing it from my talk. I see you don't have email activated, but I do, so if you would please email me at my email link on my talk page (left column) we can discuss further. Thanks. Tvoz/talk 16:40, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I knew you'd see that, which is why I left the message as it was, so you could blank the contents. I don't know where to find your email address. You have mine, it's in the previous note to you.--leahtwosaints (talk) 16:49, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Whoops, I forgot you meant Wikimail. I sent it, and the response to the contact from Yusuf. --leahtwosaints (talk) 17:46, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

And I forgot you had given your email address above. I replied to yours. Tvoz/talk 21:50, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Image captions

Hi, regarding this edit to David Bowie, please note that per WP:CAP#Credits it isn't necessary to put an attribution in the image caption. --JD554 (talk) 08:30, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Certainly. But in every case that I upload and use a photo, I contact the owner to ask that they turn over their copyrights to their photo(s) (many of which are excellent and rare)-- It's my feeling, that since we are placing captions under those photos, that we give attribution there to the photographers if there's room. Besides, it sets up a better relationship in the case that they have other good pics that we need. Wikipedia is making money off their sweat, blood, and kindness. If this leaves them a legacy or draws curious photo fans to check them out, [shrug], I see no problem with it.--leahtwosaints (talk) 13:28, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Double {{WPBiography}} banner

Hi! After your edit, Talk:Keith Tippett had two WPBiography banners. I have removed the superfluous one. Regards, BNutzer (talk) 22:55, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. My well-intentioned screw up, as usual when I'm short on sleep. Nice catch!

TfD nomination of Template:911ct supporters

Template:911ct supporters has been nominated for deletion by Ice Cold Beer. As this TfD nomination includes objections to the same list of people that is currently in use in Template:911ct, I am inviting you to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. (I am sending this message to you as a current or former editor of Willie Nelson, following the guideline on multiple messages.) Regards —  Cs32en  09:55, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


OK, one more time. I moved the rest of this page for you to your "Archive 1" page - click here - which you can also reach by clicking on the Archive box on top, the entry labeled "1 - prior to 9 October 2008". When you want to archive any more, go to that page, click on "edit this page" there, keep that window or tab open, come back here and click on "edit this page" here, use your browser software to highlight the stuff you want to remove from here, click on "cut", go to the archive page edit screen that you kept open, and paste it in there. Save that page, save this page, and you've archived. It's really easy - what aren't you getting? I've also set up Archive 2 and Archive 3 for you to use when you're ready. You're on your own now - have fun. Good luck with it. Tvoz/talk 07:30, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

I'll archive to User talk:Leahtwosaints/Archive 2 as a favor now - but it's really easier than you realize and you should try it the next time. You do not have to download anything - just cut material from here and paste it on the other page. See the instructions I posted in October just above - you should be able to do it yourself. Tvoz/talk 03:35, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Jerry Garcia

Nice infobox image. Thanks! Mudwater (Talk) 02:53, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Daydo.jpg)

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Read what it says

Leah, you sometimes panic without carefully reading - relax! Read what the notice above says - the Daydo image - not the article - was tagged because it was orphaned - that is, because the image was not used in any article. An editor removed the image with no explanation from the infobox earlier today - perhaps by mistake, I don't know - and the image page was then automatically tagged and you got an automated "bot" notice. I re-added it to the article, in the text section because I don't think it is appropriate as the infobox image - it is not an image of Davies and if it relevant at all, it is relevant in the section that talks about the album. This re-add should satisfy the "orphan" problem. Whether it will be allowed as fair use in any case, I don't know - as I've told you many times, I stay away from image issues because I find the Wikipedia rules arcane and in many ways a misapplication of "fair use" doctrine. But this is not a fight I am willing to get involved in now. You are the person who uploaded the image, so you are the person who got the notice. It's about the image. As for the Alun Davies article, I don't see anything anywhere that suggests it is being considered for deletion, you are not the only editor on it, and the concept of "orphan" does not apply - that is a term used here, as I said, to mean that an image or file was uploaded but is not being used in Wikipedia articles. If anyone wants to discuss deleting an article, there would be a prominent notice posted on the article itself. Tvoz/talk 18:33, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, you said you'd help with the article some, though and really, I was nearly the only editor though. I do NOT want to lose that last image; there has to be someone who knows how to fill out non-free images around here-- there's a zillion album covers I've been replacing all over Wikipedia that nobody has touched. And the thing is that it's got the only photo of Alun I can find. What a pisser.

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Coheed and Cambria

The edit in question you added an oddly placed link to a link to a YouTube video. The video itself is probably a copy right violation and would fail WP:EL regardless. Apologies if if the warning was condescending in anyway, I just just going by the assumption it wasn't a mistake experienced editor would normally make. Rehevkor 23:27, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Did you get my response on your talk page to explain that? --leahtwosaints (talk) 18:23, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Nope. Just the comment asking me to specify the issue. I notice now you asked me to reply to that there, for which I apologise for failing to do. Rehevkor 21:47, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Curious. OK, there is an actual reason! Not sure what's on your page now, so, here it is, if you recall me saying someone once tried to overrule me by saying "Count my number of edits"-- it was the same person who leaned on me, hard, about my dislike of using You Tube links as reliable. (I actually went out of my way for a good while to pull them, or find their source, since obviously they can be copyvio, or removed, or whatever.) I was adding the photos to the Tal Wilkenfeld article, and seeking to flesh it out and this other editor, (an Admin. on Commons if I'm not mistaken), said, placing a "Listening" section in articles was sensible when the article was in it's early stages. This, assuming that then, we'd have good candidates for audio clips nearing the GA stage, rather than what I did in Derek Trucks piece, using the "hidden" arrows, saying a source, not You Tube, though, would be good later for audio clips. Read the talk page for Tal Wilkenfeld, I'm pretty sure it's all still there. The thing is, I never really learned from anyone to edit Wikipedia, though I've done so nearly every day for hours since Feb. 2007 under an IP Address, and then in 2007 under my current username. Perhaps three people have really answered questions for me at times, but other than that, I've been flying by the seat of my pants, learning mostly from how other people have edited, and most often, getting bitched out when I do make errors, so I'm more than a little touchy, and for that I apologize.

  • Do you have any ideas for a way to reference and use the increasing number of interviews that are now on video? I'd like to learn it!--leahtwosaints (talk) 22:46, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Okay. I don't really understand how that related to adding a YouTube link to the C&C article, bit it's not really an issue any more. If you do cite a video, remember to cite the source and not the Youtube link, unless it was officially published there. Rehevkor 00:52, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Mark McClelland

Nice job there! Just wanted to tell you that if you were going to work on Little Doses as well, please wait, as I have much of the article written. Just want to prevent potential disappointment for both of us. Thanks. Suede67 (talk) 04:05, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Why thanks! No, Mark McClelland is all yours, unless you need help with something, and if that's the case, feel free to leave me a message here! I've lately been adding photos (the photo there was the first I've added that I didn't upload since the first few photos when others taught me how to do it). Sometimes, I'll surf in, or like I said, add a photo and/or infobox if needed, and I get sucked into the piece just to copyedit what's there. So it worked well for us both, it seems. It's why I left "Little Doses" in red, as I expected it was done purposely. Cheers! --leahtwosaints (talk) 05:20, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Of cousrse, I did it purposely, just been feeling lazy to finally complete it lately, here's what i've done so far. You can make changes there, if you please, no problems! here Suede67 (talk) 06:16, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, good edits all round, surprising I missed them, Must've been sleeping :) I moved your comment on my main talk page, just makes it easier to find them, so you can reply here. I do have a pic in mind, see here. There are more pics of them on that page, and also on their myspace, so thats not a problem. And I also have in mind a separate page about the gigs they've played, we can dig out dates/venues from their myspace, and plus there are show posters too! But thats just an idea right now. Suede67 (talk) 11:59, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

EDIT - Unfortunately, there are no references for Kirsten that I could find, apart from that Mark and her are involved. No history, past bands, nothing. Suede67 (talk) 12:05, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

About Kirsten, that's a pity. Perhaps more will turn up as time goes by.. I almost forgot to mention-- when creating the infobox for McClelland, I was unable to find a clear mention of what instrument he played both on the Snow Patrol and on Mark McClelland without really diving into it. The infoboxes have one spot listing Occupation -which in his case, I'd say, Musician, and Songwriter (or Composer).. then it has a spot for Instruments, and that's where I was stalled, looking. It should be clear both on band pages and the individual's page in the introduction what instrument and role the person plays (or played). Can you look that over? I know zip about Snow Patrol. Never heard of them till I added the infobox! I do hope the photo(s) you plan to use are yours, or you have asked the copyright holder for permission for use here, as infringement is a HUGE no-no. --leahtwosaints (talk) 20:05, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Mark played bass & keyboardshere and here (See credits section), and a bit of xylophone for a song live, but i couldnt find any citation for this. I know this only because its for everyone to see on their DVD. And about the photos, About the permissions, Their myspace has information on who took the photo, so I was thinking of crediting the photographer, because there's no link or anything where I could find him. Is this allowed? Suede67 (talk) 03:46, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I found at least his knowledge of guitar and bass when I was trying to figure out what role (or instrument) he played in Snow Patrol and the other bands. I just wanted to let you know that if it was confusing to ME what his role was, surely left without any extra clarity, the others who might surf through might not be willing to read far and thus wonder what he did. The infobox is supposed to be something you can glance at with the intro and get the idea of the article- that was just my observation. BY the WAY, if you ever find additional time on your hands, I could sure use some help with the articles for Derek Trucks and The Derek Trucks Band. The original page for Derek Trucks was divided between Derek and his band, but there is still too much info about him on the band page, and vice-versa-- not to mention the fact that there is still a need to create pages for each individual band member in his band! I could sure use some help! Thanks --leahtwosaints (talk) 06:26, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Sure! Though I haven't heard/listened to him yet, I could be of some help after I research some stuff. But I really need to finish 'Little Doses' and a tour article I wrote for Snow Patrol, there's too much backlog to start a new project right now, but I'm willing. Perhaps you'd be kind enough to give me suggestions on this. I think the tickets section can be shortened, the article looks bloated. Its basically finished, except for some finishing touches. Suede67 (talk) 07:04, 29 May 2009 (UTC) EDIT: I think I've finished the Doses article for now, it's long enough to get posted, would you please glance at it and see if any obvious problems come to mind? What I had in mind is that the influences, guitarists and activity sections are too short. Thanks. Suede67 (talk) 07:45, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Articles like that are "starts"? Wow, they're massive! I myself started editing in Feb this year, still learning. But I'll do my best, once this gets finished. Did you go through the pages I asked you? Can I post them online?Suede67 (talk) 10:19, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


Those all are great points, I must keep these small points in mind, thank you! Suede67 (talk) 03:17, 30 May 2009 (UTC) Edit: I would love do make a Michael Branagh page, or maybe a Kirsten Ross page, but that isnt on my list for npw. The picture part, it's a lot of work, as you said, and I'd rather leave it to others, after I post the article online. My main goal, when I started editing was to work on Snow Patrol articles, and lately, i've been neglecting that. So after I finish this, I'll look into the Derek Trucks article, and then concentrate back on the SP ones. Don't want to disappoint you or anything, but I just feel Im not doing what I wanted to do. Suede67 (talk) 04:06, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

No sweat. No pressure to do The Derek Trucks Band, or whatever. Sometimes a change of pace is nice, so I was just thinking, in case you get bored one day.. you get the idea! But really, if you aren't moved to do it, don't worry about it. I'll see if I run into any photos on Flickr and elsewhere for photos relating to your articles. However, I will not use MySpace, Digg, Facebook, or any of those other things other than email, and You Tube. I'd just like to get a few references for the members of each person in The Derek Trucks Band (I have the photos for all but one member), and want to see them represented more, and Derek Trucks's page more balanced in information. --leahtwosaints (talk) 04:18, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
That'd be awfully kind of you! I myself don't use any of these services, except youtube (only for watching videos), and cant really be bothered to actually create an account. But bored or not, I promised you to help, and I will do that :) Suede67 (talk) 04:22, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Havent forgotten you either

I myself was busy with personal stuff the last 2-3 days. And then a back problem, which kept me bedridden for half of yesterday, still reeling under its effects. Havent done much in the last few days, apart from posting the Doses article, and not a lot else. As for the tour article, its here. The only issue i find with it is that the ticket section looks bloated. So take your time, and good luck. I'm Sudeep, by the way. Suede67 (talk) 07:40, 2 June 2009 (UTC)


Landscape images in musician infoboxes must be set to 250 for width. Non-landscaped images do not have a set width unless the original image is less than 220. Also note, only the first word in a comma delimited list (which all fields must be) needs to be capitalised. Genres, instruments occupations... are not proper nouns and do not need to be cap'd (other than the first one) Also, all labels are piped links in order to shorten up the box length. You work hard on music articles but I see you just keep making these same mistakes over and over and over and other editors have to correct your errors. Try to be more careful and get the box format right the first time through. Thanks The Real Libs-speak politely 16:32, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. You answered volumes about why some images seem to look smaller than they should. Seems weird to list instruments, and only capitalize some- what if they don't have commas and instead are like a list, with a break in each name of an instrument? That's why I thought, surely it would mean capitalizing. But I don't have any real contact with others outside of what you are looking at here on my talk sheet, and that's a couple years old now, yet I spend easily 5-6 hours a day (at my own pace) making new infoboxes for pages which lack them, and a lot of basic crap that has to be done. I wouldn't have made the errors if anyone had mentioned it some time ago. --leahtwosaints (talk) 12:20, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Sound clips

Per Paul Erik, I would be happy to help. Although to be honest, Category:Song articles missing an audio sample pretty much sums up the extent of my knowledge. But feel free to shoot any question my way.--Esprit15d • talkcontribs 13:03, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Nicky Hopkins

Thanks for your kind words about whatever it was I added to that article. While I know a decent about about Mr. Hopkins, I know very little about the other artists you asked for help on. But be in touch! Sojambi Pinola (talk) 00:38, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Cropped pictures as requested

Hi Leah, nice to hear from you again, here are the cropped pictures;

Pino Palladino (cropped).jpg Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (cropped).jpg

The Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds one is not very good photographic quality and won't stand much enlarging but it will do for an infobox. Yes, I am an admin now, silly me, I forgot to say the result on the thankspam. Here is the nomination if you are interested Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Spinningspark, it was 64 in favour, 2 against and 1 abstention. Regards, SpinningSpark 19:52, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Derek Trucks

Now, tell me what does his article require from me.Suede67 (talk) 19:34, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Anybody home?! Suede67 (talk) 11:48, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Whoops. Forgive me, it's been a harrowing last couple of days. I've been spaced out. I think what Derek Trucks needs is these things: first, the article was about him AND his being one of the two guitarists in The Allman Brothers Band, since like, age 9, but officially since about ten years ago. But he also began a side project at age 14-15, The Derek Trucks Band, which has put out around 7 albums, and married Susan Tedeschi, a helluva blues singer. So here's the thing.. mostly, there are redundancies in the Derek Trucks article, and in his band's article. That needs cleanup, and also, all the band members need pages. I've found photos for all but the drummer and put them on the band page, too. I can get the drummer's picture. So that's where things stand. There's at least a couple of album pages not made yet, need to keep info about individuals separate from the band page, and make sure it isn't too repetitive. WOW. What a mess. If you aren't familiar with Derek's band yet, here's a good You Tube taste- gives you an idea of why Eric Clapton picked him to tour around the world as an equal in his band, with Derek's band opening but Derek remaining afterward in Clapton's band-- and he's still in his twenties!:
Sure, but I'd like to start with the album articles, if that's fine? Which are the albums? Any links to give me a head start, like pages where there's valid/decent amount of info? And that video is amazing! I think I might as well become a fan! So far I have only heard a few Clapton songs. Suede67 (talk) 13:11, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Absolutely, him being in multiple bands is creating a lot of confusion for me. I did read both articles, his, and the band's and one thing I now know is that the albums are the same, he doesnt have solo albums. I have both pages on my watchlist, so I'll be on the lookout for vandalism. One problem (as I see it) on both pages is that it gives the feeling it's not neutral, there's too much praise. Look out for it.

So then I'll concentrate on the album articles first. I'll add them to the watch list as well, as I start editing them. I'll do the debut album (of 1997, self titled) first. And btw, don't feel bad in asking me to help, it'll be a welcome change for me as well, after constantly sticking to Snow Patrol articles. About audio clips, I know how to edit them, cut them short (30 sec samples, as wiki requires), if i have the full song, I can do that.

And take care of yourself. Suede67 (talk) 14:29, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

AWESOME! I didn't know you knew how to do clips. Yeah, there are a few that would be great. And actually, before I got on this photo kick, I was editing Cat Stevens for some time, and if any songwriter/performer needs some song clips, he surely does. It's a GA ranked article, so... there's always something to think about, too. But later! Wow, that's great. Okey dokey, I'm gonna lay down, I'm feverish right now. Cheers. --leahtwosaints (talk) 15:09, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Sure, email me, the songs, and instructions on what part to clip (if any). And I edited the article (here) a bit, can't find ANY sort of info on it, not even any refs to cite existing info on the page, can you help me out? Take care. Suede67 (talk) 16:14, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Live at the Beacon Theatre (The Allman Brothers Band DVD) Done. I wrote as much as I could, you know better about Derek, you'd have some points to add. And this I did as much as I could find, it's not much, but there's no info really. The present article itself could use more refs, on the "other personnel" section. I couldnt find any charting details of the album also. If you have the liner notes, we could cite the personnel section, btw. How're you doing, by the way? Suede67 (talk) 12:57, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Haha, thank you for that generous comment on the first album's talk page. Did the same for the second album. They're quite similar, so it was quick. You can rate it now, as you did with the first. Suede67 (talk) 13:41, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

--leahtwosaints (talk) 02:59, 13 June 2009 (UTC)==Vacation== Leah, I'm going on vacation on the 16th, for some 15 days, see ya! Suede67 (talk) 11:36, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I did tell you my name, I think you missed it as you were down and out with fever :) (here). Anyway, I'm not on vacation YET. There's two days still. I will be doing cleanup on more Derek albums. I just didn't do anything today cuz I'm feeling lazy. Sorry, but just so you know, I haven't done any significant bit for my projects as well. I will check out the Pink Floyd pages for ideas, but as I told you, I can't seem to find any sort of information on Derek's albums, probably because it's difficult to find news items from 1997-98, as compared to 2008-09, as you can see what I've done to these pages here and here. Okay, I didn't create the album page, but I did give it a facelift and added much of the info it currently has. None of those ideas apply to Derek's pages cuz there's no info at all! If you could, could you please surf around the internet looking for anything to add. Maybe you'd have old magazines which could help, we can cite this information. Just an idea.

I can do the sound clips BEFORE I go. Won't take much time. I don't have the songs you mentioned (apart for "First Cut", but a Rod Stewart version), so if you could email them to me, I'd clip them to 30 sec and send them back, if that's possible. Those song articles seem to have enough information (especially First Cut) to get a GA, so good luck to you and Tvoz. I could teach you how to do that as well, it's too easy.

About returning favors, it'd be awfully nice of you to get permission on some photos I might need for my projects. I don't use flickr, although it seems to be the mecca for wiki photos, so I'll browse around and let you know if there are any I could use. What is copyediting, by the way? I'm online now, so if you see this message here, send me an email, so we can get this going, mine is Just leave a message so I know you've seen this. Suede67 (talk) 22:45, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

You've got mail! Suede67 (talk) 01:19, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Hahahaha, thanks btw for asking permission for SP related articles. About the audio files. I have absolutely no idea how to get them ON wikipedia. Maybe through the usual page? But I do know they require this licence Template:Non-free audio sampl e (Remove the space). If you get them uploaded on wiki, I know how to get the sample on the article page. Suede67 (talk) 01:49, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
I think I figured it out. Special:Upload. But there's no listing for mp3 in the permitted types. Ogg is what we need then. I'll mail you in a moment, after converting the mp3s. Suede67 (talk) 01:53, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
OK that'd be fine. Hope I'm still up. Don't know where you live, but it's beginning to get late for a sickly girl here! But I did notice that Sheryl Crow, who I personally don't find interesting musically in any capacity has an oog. clip of "The First Cut is the Deepest" (ewww...) on the bottom of Stevens' song page there.--leahtwosaints (talk) 01:57, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
What a travesty. Actually, when I was doing the cutting part, I went to youtube to listen to her version, and she killed it! The chorus sounds just weird. I'm from India, btw, and it's 7:30 am right now. Whats the time there? and you can chek your mail again, i sent the ogg. Suede67 (talk) 02:00, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
What's up? I've been waiting. Did you manage to upload the oggs on wiki? Adding audios to the article pages, that's easy as well. Go here and click edit (for the section), so you see the code, copy it, add info for your file, and paste it on the article. If, somehow you're unable to manage this, I'll take care of it later, when I get up, cuz I've been up all night, and I'm just about to fall off my chair. Good night, catch ya later. Sorry! Suede67 (talk) 02:26, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Ditto. I'm exhausted, and it's not that late here! Tomorrow, hopefully before I leave for the hospital, then. --leahtwosaints (talk) 02:59, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I'm up. Get well soon. Suede67 (talk) 12:00, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

The clips are up. Happened quickly than I expected. Check here, here, here and here. Please check the fair use rationale, and let me know if it will do. Suede67 (talk) 20:22, 13 June 2009 (UTC)