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Thanks for the welcoming! /FredrikT 11:25, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
FredrikT, I'm so happy you are here too! Yes, I spent my first college years climbing the steps of Kungshuset, but then I came under the spell of Ulf Teleman's fascinating lectures in that ugly modern building by UB1 and eventually found my way to Calif., to spend time under Peter Ladefoged's gentle guidance (bless his soul) in a ridiculously ivy-league-romance retro building a la westcoast. I was always too restless (uhm, ok, that's a euphemism for "disorganized" and "easily excited/easily distracted") to climb the career ladder in any of those buildings, so it thrills me to no end to find old classmates in totally yaw-dropping positions of academic authority in Kungshuset and the Apsalon buildings now. I peeked at your Swedish page..which is why I'm full of smiles. If I had to pick a picture of the archetypical, friendly, open, original Lunda-intellectual, I'd pick yours. Pia 21:17, 7 September 2006 (UTC) 21:15, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
Oh - now you've got me blushing... /FredrikT 09:55, 8 September 2006 (UTC) ;)

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St. Louis BluesEdit

I also think your views are pretty limited. I can assure you that this hockey team is very well known outside the U.S.A. I can guarantee if you ask 95% of Canadian or Americans what the St. Louis Blues are, they would say a hockey team before a song. Just because the song's been around longer does not make it more notable, it only makes it older. --MrShamrock (talk) 23:38, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

But you miss my main point: if it hadn't been for the song the hockey team would never have got its present name. /FredrikT (talk) 23:45, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I didn't miss that point, but are you missing mine? Just because the team took it's name from that song, does not make the song more notable. --MrShamrock (talk) 23:48, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
No, I'm not missing your point either. The problem however is that it's your point that's an opinion ("X is more notable than Y") while mine ("X was named after Y", "Y is older than X") are facts. /FredrikT (talk) 23:53, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
okay this is the last time I'm going to respond to this because I'm getting tired of repeating myself over and over. You are also expressing an opinion, because you're trying to say that just because the song is older and the team took its name from it, inherently means it's more notable. That is your opinion, not a fact. Don't confuse the two. --MrShamrock (talk) 23:59, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
If so it's at least an opinion that seems to be shared on many versions on Wikipedia. If you check the interwiki links from St. Louis Blues, you'll find that most of them - including the German, French, Swedish and Norwegian ones - list the song before the hockey team. /FredrikT (talk) 00:03, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Dan Gregory OrchestraEdit

Thank you for the major work-over of the article I started. I own two pictures of Dan Gregory and his orchestra and my Uncle got his first start with him. He and I were very close and seeing the names and autographs on these photos made me realize that many well known jazz players got their starts with Gregory. With very little online info of that band, I felt compelled to try to write a piece. I know that there aren't "sales results" and distribution information for many great depression type bands who recorded, but one has to acknowledge the time period at hand before they conclude that a band or band leader is worthy or not to be mentioned in Wikipedia. Getting Victor to record two songs was HUGE back then. Plus Dan Gregory toured alot in the south in the late 30's and early 40's. Herb taylor's autograph is on one of my pictures who later played with Benny Goodman and even Elvis. I also think that reviews ("were they reviewed?") asked by Daniel, were NOT the norm at the time. We have to remember the great depression and a poster on a sign post was one of the only ways to advertise(and word of mouth). While radio tried to play these songs, music critics weren't even born yet and radio was pretty much in it's infancy, especially in 1929.

Dan Gregory is mentioned by quite a few musicians including Whitacre Hill...who studied under Prowell Seitzinger. Seitzinger got his start with The Dan Gregory Orchestra and later taught music http://www.chameleonarts.org/artists/chameleons/hill.html Boston MA


Whitacre Hill horn Inspired by a photograph of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Whitacre Hill began his studies of the horn at the age of nine with Prowell Seitzinger(Dan Gregory Orchestra) in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Whitacre's love of the horn endured his discovery that John Lennon was only holding the horn as a photo prop, and did not actually play the instrument. Mr. Hill continued studies at the Eastman School of Music, the Music Academy of the West, and Northwestern University

I just want to thank you for this. Elrip1 (talk) 01:56, 27 January 2009 (UTC)elrip1 LarryElrip1 (talk) 01:56, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome! I consider it a bit of a cultural cruisade to help keeping up the memory of the great jazz and dance bands of the inter-war years. /FredrikT (talk) 07:43, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


I've added the references from the book published by benchmark and changed one sentence to show how extensively they toured. I also added an external link to the publisher. It's a book with multiple authors who wrote different chapters so I put the editors name 1st. Feel free to edit. Elrip1 (talk) 05:29, 1 February 2009 (UTC)elrip1Elrip1 (talk) 05:29, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Could you help me add this link to Michael Barton's name. I would appreciate it. It is a link to his academic credentials the university

http://php.scripts.psu.edu/dept/iit/hbg/Programs/faculty_details.php?aid=mxb22&array=B Elrip1 (talk) 02:58, 4 February 2009 (UTC)elrip1Elrip1 (talk) 02:58, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello! Unfortunately the Michael Barton who has edited the book doesn't seem to be any of the Michael Bartons who has an article on Wikipedia; thus his name can't be linked at present (placing external links within the main article or the references is not encourages on Wikipedia). /FredrikT (talk) 15:34, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Brita Persdotter Karth and Talk:Prince Gustav of SwedenEdit

Maybe you should mention that there was a person who could be a prototype of that woman? 'Cos, as I write, in Russian sources they write about some his lover:

he took in Moscow his lover, some Ekaterina, with her husband German inkeeper Christopher Kather from Danzig, and prince's illegitimate children

and so did Conrad Bussow (16th century writer). Bussow writes (I translate back from Russia, but I belive shoud be German version):

in Moscow Gustav ordered to carry that Catherine in the carriage of fourwhite horses and accompanied by many servants as she was tsarina. Dissatisfied from retinue of the prince said that this woman made on its bad impact, and under this influence it became haughty in relations with the noblemen and quick-tempered in relation to servants whom often beat/

If you need some help with Russian sources, ask me.--Shakko (talk) 10:09, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

some more, also from Bussow:

On the mortal bed the duke very much complained of the concubine Katerinа (which it together with her husband has brought to Russia from Danzig) that it it so has taken hold that it not only was not valid it to leave, but even followed more to its councils, than goodwill of the tsar why it and is the beginning and the reason of all its troubles and misfortunes.

--Shakko (talk) 10:20, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Iodine JupiterEdit

Please do not put back Iodin Jupiters real name coz he do not want it public, ok! Tank you very much, Iggo from Kitchen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iggof (talkcontribs) 12:29, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

And i, on he other side, would ask you and your fellow editors to please stop removing information from the articles. It is not Wikipedia's task to help artists trying make themselves enigmatic. We are here to provide facts. /FredrikT (talk) 14:26, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Draft:Fredrik ThomanderEdit

Hi FredrikT,

At Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Fredrik_Thomander, you offered to look for sources. I'm wondering if you can take a look at Draft:Fredrik Thomander -- does it look mainspace-ready? Can you suggest other sources? I've rewritten a draft of the article, based on a question on my Talk page.

Thanks! Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 21:43, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jodi,
I'll try to have a closer look at this during the upcoming weekend. /FredrikT (talk) 06:43, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

PlommonsEdit

I appreciate your additions to the article. I wrote that article awhile back because I had (and still do) an interest in the band. You can probably add more as you stated you worked on the Swedish Wikipedia. And additional thanks for stating you think it should be kept, I too believe that the band deserves a section of the wide array of topics on here.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 12:42, 18 Apri 2015

You're welcome! I've realized that it's important for at least a couple of Swedish-speaking people to keep an eye on the list of Sweden-related part of Project:Deletion. /FredrikT (talk) 16:31, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

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You helped me awhile ago with the Plommons page, which aI am grateful for. I am currently developing a garage rock task force page and am asking for you to join when it is complete. I realize you may not regularly edit music articles, but your access to Swedish sources (garage rock was a worldwide phenomenon) will prove invaluable in the future. Let me know what you think, thank you.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 01:28, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you for agreeing with my proposal to merge the article The Sad But True Story of Ray Mingus to the article on Rednex at Wikipedia: Articles for deletion. Vorbee (talk) 17:00, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

You're welcome! It seemed the reasonable thing to do. /FredrikT (talk) 06:15, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

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I Never Added thatEdit

On the article Gustav_of_Sweden I never added the tale of Gustav fictional wife I promise that I only added the infobox. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Afryingpanwithoutahandle (talkcontribs) 05:33, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Dear Afryingpanwithoutahandle! My comment wasn't meant to be taken as a criticism of you, just as an explanation for my edit. /FredrikT (talk) 07:26, 5 February 2020 (UTC)