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Hallams

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a good chrismas story
« on: December 22, 2009, 06:28:20 am »

Saw this on an Oz forum i'm on so thought i'd share it with you lot.



"AMAZING story to share...

Hi all,

Yesterday I was at Tym guitars just hanging out playing a pedal... (A WMD Geiger Counter... wow what a pedal!) And Keith Urban and his whole band walked into the store.

I stopped playing after I realised who he was and he turned around and said, "Dude, Dont stop playing your crazy cool box of destruction just cause im here". I said cool man! and kept jamming. One of his guitarists sat down next to me and was admiring the pedal. they were American and REALLY friendly.

They kept shopping and Keith found an old 1962 semi hollow body elec Maton that he liked. He gave it to his guitarist to have a play and I said "hey man plug it in the amp here". He said thanks mate, Had a bit of a jam and was diggin it. Keith picked it up again and said "Its all beat up", I said to him... "yeah but thats mojo!" And he said "yeah man your right.... And its Australian!"

So he went to the counter and payed for his guitar and also bought a T Shirt. As he walked out he shook my hand and said "Merry Christmas mate!". I though wow! what a down to earth guy... He was really nice!

So he walked out of the store and Tim walked over to me and said Hey dude "Keith just bought you that pedal for Christmas!!!!!!!!" I was speechless, and shaking somewhat! I mean the pedal was $455!!!! thumbzup yep smile yikes_1

He apparently leant over to Tim and said, "hey mate how much is the crazy fuzz box the kid is playing".. Tim said "$455", He said "Put it on my card, and tell him Merry christmas after I leave!"..


Safe to say... that has restored my faith in humanity!!!! Ive had a bit of a shit year in some respects... but that was the most awesome thing anyone has ever done for me!!

Just thought id share.... cause im STILL blown away!!!! yep

Mark"

and there is this as well

http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/music/articles/2 009/12/22/1261243858981.html
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 07:42:41 am »

Nice story. Always good to read stuff like that. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 09:59:21 am »

Awesome.

FANTASTIC gesture!

I don't know much about the fellow, but you can be sure that this goes in my mental reference file.

...and "good on yer, mate!"

Keith
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I have the feeling that I have more experience in my little finger than you do in your whole body about audio electronics..

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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 10:34:03 am »

Although he obviously intended this as a generous, private, almost secret gesture, this will turn out to be the best $450 KU ever spent.
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 11:20:47 am »

As I was reading I kept expecting "and then I woke up".  How cool it really happened.

Barry



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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 11:41:15 am »

Always good to hear stories like that. Cool

Character and celebrities are an unlikely pair nowadays.

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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 11:58:35 am »

Man.

I just had my Geiger Counter stolen.  Along with my SIB Varidrive and a couple other things.  Pisses me off...

All that aside, Keith Urban is a genuinely great guy.  Good to his band, good to his fans.  And enormously talented to boot.
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 02:14:16 pm »

Wow. Wonderful story!

I had to turn the laptop around to read the aussie newspaper, else it looked like this:
˙ʇɥƃıu ʎɐpıɹɟ uo ǝɹʇuǝɔ ʇuǝɯuıɐʇɹǝʇuǝ ǝuɐqsıɹq ǝɥʇ ʇɐ ʇɹǝɔuoɔ sıɥ ƃuıʍolloɟ ɹɐʇınƃ ɐ ʎnq oʇ doɥs sıɥ oʇuı ǝɯoɔ pɐɥ uɐqɹn ʇɐɥʇ ƃuıuɹoɯ sıɥʇ oıpɐɹ ɔqɐ ploʇ 'sɹɐʇınƃ ɯʎʇ ɟo 'uɐuuǝɹq ɯʎʇ

˙ǝuɐqsıɹq uı ƃuıddoɥs ǝlıɥʍ ɹǝƃɐuǝǝʇ pǝʞɔoɥsllǝɥs ɐ ɹoɟ lɐpǝd ɹɐʇınƃ 054$ ɐ ƃuıʎnq ʎlʇǝɹɔǝs 'ʎɐpɹnʇɐs uo ɐʇuɐs pǝʎɐld 'uɐqɹn ɥʇıǝʞ 'puɐqsnɥ s,uɐɯpıʞ

˙snɐlɔ sɹɯ sɐ ǝq ʎɐɯ ǝloɹ ʇxǝu s,uɐɯpıʞ ǝloɔıu ssǝɹʇɔɐ sɹɐǝddɐ ʇı

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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 04:42:56 pm »

Hallams wrote on Tue, 22 December 2009 22:28

"Safe to say... that has restored my faith in humanity!!!! Ive had a bit of a shit year in some respects... but that was the most awesome thing anyone has ever done for me!!"



Cool.
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 05:14:59 pm »

Barry Hufker wrote on Wed, 23 December 2009 03:20

As I was reading I kept expecting "and then I woke up".  How cool it really happened.

Barry





.....so Barry, you were expecting it to be an Urban Myth?
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2009, 05:26:50 pm »

I forwarded the story to one of my clients & his response was "Dare I say it.... warm and FUZZY?!".
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 05:34:11 pm »

I hope the story hasn't been distorted by the media.

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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 05:41:07 pm »

Barkley McKay wrote on Wed, 23 December 2009 09:34

I hope the story hasn't been distorted by the media.

b


Maybe Marks recollection of the facts is a bit fuzzy
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2009, 05:48:34 pm »

yeah, maybe his memory got a bit clipped...
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2009, 05:57:29 pm »

Are you suggesting a distortion of the facts? Surely you kid, man.
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2009, 06:01:00 pm »

...starting to sound like he should have got a loop pedal as well!
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2009, 10:07:33 pm »

Great story.  Thanks for posting it.  I think Urban is a very talented guy, despite what some Nashville types say.  He can play, he can write, he can sing.  Good enough for me.
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2009, 09:53:28 am »

Note to self:

Find out where Keith shops and hang out in front wearing shades and holding tin cup.
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2009, 12:47:05 pm »

I'm hanging out at the Ferrari dealer in Sydney...
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2009, 12:50:25 pm »

Urban legend...

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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2009, 01:06:42 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Wed, 23 December 2009 11:47

I'm hanging out at the Ferrari dealer in Sydney...



Ya, in front of the dealership, wearing shades and playing a $98 guitar from Sears.

(I'm thinking great CD cover too.)
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2009, 03:42:03 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Wed, 23 December 2009 17:47

I'm hanging out at the Ferrari dealer in Sydney...



Make sure to be revving the valves off one if a rock star walks in!
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2009, 04:50:46 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Thu, 24 December 2009 04:47

I'm hanging out at the Ferrari dealer in Sydney...



...in William Street where the transvestite prostitutes ply their trade. Be careful about what Keith offers to buy you, you might find it rather distUrban'.

http://ferrari.italiamotori.com.au/
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Re: a good chrismas story
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2009, 09:47:06 pm »

jetbase wrote on Wed, 23 December 2009 13:50

compasspnt wrote on Thu, 24 December 2009 04:47

I'm hanging out at the Ferrari dealer in Sydney...



...in William Street where the transvestite prostitutes ply their trade. Be careful about what Keith offers to buy you, you might find it rather distUrban'.

http://ferrari.italiamotori.com.au/


That would be below Keith.  You might even say sub-Urban.
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