Original Forum thread here:
Thoroughly Decent Chap Award - to honour the delights of DavidP
Awarded June 16, 2020.
DavidP has weaved himself into the very fabric of our community with his (literally) thousands of contributions in the forum, countless hours paying it forward to other members and (doubtless) hundreds of hours learning to play guitar, learning to record songs using multitrack production, learning to play and sing and to get out in public to perform. And all the while he has been happily, graciously and courteously sharing all of this learning, his mistakes and his successes for others to benefit from as they come along a similar path.
He’s a top bloke!
Original responses taken from the original Forum thread.
The saying, ‘couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke’ is an overused saying in Australia. However I’m going to use it here and use it sincerely because it’s never been more appropriate than now. Congratulations my friend and, it couldn’t happen to nicer bloke! We get to share music and make friends from the opposite sides of the world thanks to the forum and the internet. Let’s hope it doesn’t break. :
Fashionably late- but just wanted to say this newbie was well pleased with all your words of encouragement when he started out a couple of years ago. I’m sure many others had the same experience. Cheers DP (or should I say TC?) 8)
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Hey David, Well deserved man! You embody a significant part of the positive vibe on this forum.
You lead by example and yet you remain humble in every post
It was time for some well deserved praise!
@DavidP responses summarised and condensed …
Thank you all for the generous acknowledgements.
And warmest most appreciative and grateful “thank you” to Richard and Lieven. Not just for singling me out from the many equally deserving members, but once again (and can never say it enough) for all you both do to keep this Community service running and to support each and every member.
And of course, Justin, who continues to give of his time and expertise, to help so so many people to pick up and learn to play. I speak for all who appreciate what he does on his mission to teach the world to play.
I happened to be reading the newsletter yesterday and the Monthly Award was totally not on my mind, so was blown away when I reached that section and saw my name. Can’t recall anything I expected less and am more delighted by.
To borrow from an African saying … it takes a Community to raise a guitar player. And I am so raised by this Community.
Based on the thread currently discussing this topic, I am not yet a guitar player, but OK to own that I can play the guitar a little and am pressing on to play a little better tomorrow.
Keep on strumming and picking!!
To everyone commenting … Thank you all for your comments, it is touching and special to be so appreciated by one’s fellow community, means a great deal to me.
@LievenDV, I’m certainly not here chasing fame and fortune, but the appreciation from the Community does mean a lot to me. I’m just grateful and blessed to be a part of a wonderful community that plays such a huge part if all I have managed to achieve so far in learning to play and produce music.
I joined Justin Guitar literally 2 weeks after this Award was bestowed on David.
In the 17 months I’ve been here, David has not only generously shared his knowledge and expertise with me, but has provided me with much encouragement and guidance many times.
And I’m just one, among countless others.
For me, I’ve come to see him as part of the fabric of this community.
So, as an Aussie, I’d like to personally bestow my very own Top Bloke Award to you David.
Have a great Xmas mate.
Salt of the earth and an absolute rock. You give tremendous support to all who walk these boards, my friend. Keep doing what you do best.
Thanks, Maaaate, you’re ever so kind. Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas. Look forward to hearing more rocking tunes from you.
I follow the lead and example of many others, like your good self, and bring what I can to this Community.
We’ll keep on rocking 'n rolling, my friend.
@sclay Shane can you imagine how he’d say maaaaaate?
Well done David you’re still coolio
Yeah, probably not very well Maggie.
I suppose he makes up for it by being a top bloke.
Alot of Aussie love here for ya’ David.
Who knows, I might surprise you
But fear not, I shan’t surprise you at an OM or in a Songs From the Playroom (Not the Wood) with a “G’day maaaaaate” greeting
But maybe you could find a song about shrimps and barbies ??
Waltzing Mathilda done with an accent
I might get kicked out of the Community for poor taste beyond reason