A long time go, so surely no one will get hurt, but I have a question ...

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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A long time go, so surely no one will get hurt, but I have a question ...

Postby billy » 10 May 2017, 17:45

... was Kenji real?

I recall some debate a while after he left. Some claimed he was a Yank. And Jimbo even met him at one stage [when the Mojo boards were still the place to be] (was he an ex-pat?)

Not trying to tread on any toes, just came across something he sent me -- and it set alight my curiosity again.

This is a relatively serious post so I won't taint it with a trite comment at the end ... that's your job, I predict.
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Postby Goat Boy » 10 May 2017, 17:47

No. He was British I think.
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Postby ...pttttui! (o-ho ho) » 10 May 2017, 17:47

Maccafan?

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Postby billy » 10 May 2017, 17:49

Who was Maccafan?

Was he concurrent with Kenji?

I'm shit at placing all these names ...
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Postby billy » 10 May 2017, 17:50

I miss Plaxico too

Or is he here (occasionally or whatever) with a new moniker?
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Postby The Great Defector » 10 May 2017, 17:59

Who's Kenji? Do you have your own fight club Billy? Nevermind, I know the first rule.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 10 May 2017, 18:05

Did you want him to be real Billy?
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Postby billy » 10 May 2017, 18:15

Minnie the Minx wrote:Did you want him to be real Billy?
He'll always be real in your heart.x


Ha! I kind of like that.

I should let this go.

And simply cherish the thought of him, as if he were a teddy I lost on the Isle of Wight in 1972 ... I can conjure up the whiff of it now
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Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2017, 18:32

billy wrote:I miss Plaxico too


God, why?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2017, 18:33

Goat Boy wrote:No. He was British I think.


I thought someone mentioned that he was Irish and had red hair. Somehow I remember something like that. He'd met a few BCBers, I think.
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Postby Samoan » 10 May 2017, 18:57

Was he the guy with the disco mirror ball avatar ?
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Postby KATANGA MY FRIEND! » 10 May 2017, 19:03

Yeah.

Wanker.
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Postby Count Machuki » 10 May 2017, 19:36

He send me burned copies of the Albert Ayler box along with a bunch of other stuff. Cool handwriting, postmarked Tokyo.
Long way to go for a hoax online personality.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 11 May 2017, 08:27

sloopjohnc wrote:
billy wrote:I miss Plaxico too


God, why?


To be fair I met Plaxico twice whilst holidaying in Florida.

A great guy - lots of fun, drove hundreds of miles for both meetings, generous and knowledgeable.

Top man, honestly.
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Postby Goat Boy » 11 May 2017, 08:35

Count Machuki wrote:He send me burned copies of the Albert Ayler box along with a bunch of other stuff. Cool handwriting, postmarked Tokyo.
Long way to go for a hoax online personality.


But he pretended he was Japanese though which was the hoax part
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Postby clive gash » 11 May 2017, 09:42

His "what have you bought today" contributions were always on point.
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Postby PENK » 11 May 2017, 10:08

Goat Boy wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:He send me burned copies of the Albert Ayler box along with a bunch of other stuff. Cool handwriting, postmarked Tokyo.
Long way to go for a hoax online personality.


But he pretended he was Japanese though which was the hoax part


Yeah, the story that came out was that he was a British guy living in Japan who was for some reason pretending on the forum to be Japanese and posting in broken English. A couple of posters had met him and agreed to keep schtum about it, but then I think one of them spilled the beans in a PM to someone else, and eventually we all found out...

Pretty sure the music taste was authentically his though!
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Postby Jimbo » 11 May 2017, 10:34

PENK wrote: Pretty sure the music taste was authentically his though!


Indeed. He was a true music (and sneakers) otaku. And I miss his posts very much. He saw so many shows and his reviews in the now gigging thread were helpful guides. It may have been me "the yenta" who whispered to another poster that Kenji wasn't Japanese. I thought his act was brilliant and too delicious to not share the secret. He was Scottish and his wife was Japanese. She was a doll and spoke English with the most charming Scottish accent. Not sure why he left the board. I think some posters got rude about his identity game. But he never struck me as particularly sensitive guy. He was a guy! And a good pool player, too. I thought he would come back either as Kenji or himself someday but so far he hasn't. Or maybe he's here in another guise. :?
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Postby Goat Boy » 11 May 2017, 10:54

PENK wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:He send me burned copies of the Albert Ayler box along with a bunch of other stuff. Cool handwriting, postmarked Tokyo.
Long way to go for a hoax online personality.


But he pretended he was Japanese though which was the hoax part


Yeah, the story that came out was that he was a British guy living in Japan who was for some reason pretending on the forum to be Japanese and posting in broken English. A couple of posters had met him and agreed to keep schtum about it, but then I think one of them spilled the beans in a PM to someone else, and eventually we all found out...

Pretty sure the music taste was authentically his though!


He had one hell of a record collection!
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Re: A long time go, so surely no one will get hurt, but I have a question ...

Postby Deebank » 11 May 2017, 12:20

Jimbo wrote:
PENK wrote: Pretty sure the music taste was authentically his though!


Indeed. He was a true music (and sneakers) otaku. And I miss his posts very much. He saw so many shows and his reviews in the now gigging thread were helpful guides. It may have been me "the yenta" who whispered to another poster that Kenji wasn't Japanese. I thought his act was brilliant and too delicious to not share the secret. He was Scottish and his wife was Japanese. She was a doll and spoke English with the most charming Scottish accent. Not sure why he left the board. I think some posters got rude about his identity game. But he never struck me as particularly sensitive guy. He was a guy! And a good pool player, too. I thought he would come back either as Kenji or himself someday but so far he hasn't. Or maybe he's here in another guise. :?


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