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Good-bye Felix
« on: October 06, 2009, 11:44 AM »
Wesley (aka felix) has requested that his account be deleted here at the Drummer Cafe. Sorry to see him go and have no idea what's up ... other than, like many of us, we need a break from time to time. Personally, I don't think account deletion is the answer, but you've got to do what is best for you.

Anyway ... felix ... I just wanted to thank you for being part of the Drummer Cafe forum all these many years. You were one of the first members to join this community almost eight years ago. I wish you much success in all that you do.

Peace.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 11:52 AM »
take care felix (if you see this). 

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 11:54 AM »
Really sorry to hear that.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 12:55 PM »
Take care Felix....

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 12:56 PM »
Bye felix, you crazy cat.  I'll miss ya.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 01:02 PM »
That's sad to hear. He made my day when he stopped over for a visit. I wish him the best and hope he sends me an email or calls. Hint, hint....  ;)
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 01:21 PM »
Don't leave, Felix;I think you are hilarious!

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 04:08 PM »
Please stick around, Felix.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 04:59 PM »
Don't do it, brother.  Think about taking a break instead and then come back when you're ready.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 07:41 PM »



I study instructional books to help "ground" my drumming, if i develop chops...so be it.     I'm riding the "Groove Train" out of Chopsville... and enjoying the ride.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 07:46 PM »
Aw maaaaaan.......Gonna miss ya Wesley.  And your wisdom and knowledge in regards to drums and drumming.  I hope you and your family are well-

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 09:48 PM »
Don't do it, brother.  Think about taking a break instead and then come back when you're ready.

+1   :'(

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 11:30 PM »
Who's going to be the cranky one now?

Bummer. Hope he comes back when he gets whatever it is sorted out.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2009, 07:58 AM »
Who's going to be the cranky one now?

Bummer. Hope he comes back when he gets whatever it is sorted out.

I never saw Wes as cranky - more like pragmatic and blunt.  My two favorite attitudes.  You always know where you stand with him.  No punches pulled.  :)
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2009, 08:55 PM »
Felix, give me a call when you get a chance. 
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2009, 11:41 PM »
Take care brother. I hope you find IT, whatever it is.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2009, 07:26 PM »
I'm shocked and saddened to hear this.  Felix, for me, has been the heart of the cafe since I first joined pretty many years ago.

Wishing Felix the best and looking forward to his return.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2009, 08:54 PM »
Certainly hope you return. 

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2009, 09:02 PM »
He didn't say why?
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2009, 05:10 AM »
Going to really miss you man. I wish you would change your mind? The place won't be the same with out the worlds number one drummer :'(.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2009, 07:49 AM »
Maybe someone who has Felix's e-mail could send him a note about all the responses that were posted regarding him being missed??

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2009, 01:41 PM »
Thank you for all the helpful information you passed along. You saved me alot of money on things that really would have been a waste.  Good Luck.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2009, 02:02 PM »
Curiosity has the best of me on this.  If it's personal stuff, it's none of my business.  If it's DC stuff, I'd actually like to know.

Wes is a good guy, and a great contributor to this forum.   

Wes - if you wanted to bounce something off someone, feel free to PM or e-mail me.  I'm all ears.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2009, 02:05 PM »
Curiosity has the best of me on this.  If it's personal stuff, it's none of my business.  If it's DC stuff, I'd actually like to know.

Wes is a good guy, and a great contributor to this forum.   

Wes - if you wanted to bounce something off someone, feel free to PM or e-mail me.  I'm all ears.


I am going to offer the same thing. That goes for any of you.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2009, 03:47 PM »
FYI ... Wesley can't read any of this unless he registers again.

I don't want to give out his email simply because ... well, if he wanted to stay in touch, he wouldn't have deleted his account and/or would have made contact with individuals he wanted to stay in touch with. Not trying to be mean or ugly; just giving my take on it all.

Here's what Wes had to say:

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I need to move on and to do that, "felix" needs to die and become a "guest" on D.C.
 
Drum forums are skewing my art so I'm staying away from them. I have to have an opinion about stuff and not sugarcoat everything.

I'll just be hanging out at the sonor museum if anyone asks.

I'm sure someday he'll see all of the nice comments you've made about him.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2009, 11:54 AM »
Wow, bummer.  Felix was one of the first people to interact with me when I first came on board here.  Here's hoping he comes back after some time away.  We'll miss you cat-man!

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2009, 01:51 PM »
I hope it wasn't my KnightRider/Smokey and the Bandit posts that sent him packing.  ::)

in all honesty felix, there are a lot of us here who know what you are going through to some degree--myself included.

Things get better.

 

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2009, 05:01 AM »
Over years of enjoying Drummer Cafe, I appreciated his contributions and looked forward to his next.

Best wishes, Wes!

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2009, 05:13 AM »
Maybe someone who has Felix's e-mail could send him a note about all the responses that were posted regarding him being missed??
I will try. Been thinking about what to say to him for the past couple weeks. This is if this E-mail address I have is still good?
It was last time I sent something to him. That was the first of the summer. A lot can change in the period of time.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2009, 09:32 AM »
Not exactly how I wanted to get back into second place for post counts.   But if the gaps in my posting trends are any indicator, I understand how he feels, and yeah, sometimes pushing to the back burner isn't enough, you just have to chuck it all out and start over. 

So if anyone's passing on the word, tell him 563 gives him a slap on the back, a 'see you round', and godspeed on his well nigh Homeric journey.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2009, 12:18 PM »
I totally understand, I don't think I've been by the cafe in atleast a year, sometimes you just need a break, I'm sure he'll be back.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2009, 12:02 PM »
Yeah, I've made about 3 visits in the last 3 years due to personal issues, career change, etc but I had no desire to delete myself. I hope Felix comes back some day and I don't really know what's going on with him but I hope his strong will keeps him going. Me and the Catman go way back to the early days of the forum and I was looking forward to catching up with him.
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Hello, Felix
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2011, 11:11 AM »
I contacted felix (Wesley) the other day. He's doing well. Lot's of changes but feels that he's on a good path. I'm very happy for him.

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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2011, 04:30 PM »
Good news.
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2011, 07:13 PM »
I'm one of the few people here who has met Felix....Bart, if you chat with him again please tell him "hi" from Chip. I would love to see him again.  ;)
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Re: Good-bye Felix
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2011, 07:52 PM »
Yea, I had a email and phone number on him at one time. The info was his company which is not going anymore. I am another one that has been through a bunch of stuff over the past 3.5 years. Don't get on here as much as I once did. I really missed Felix's post when he left. I am glad you checked up on him Bart and it is great to know that he is doing well. I would also love to see him come back to the DC.
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