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BaldJean
01-20-2016, 08:42 AM
Hello, my name is Jeanine (with French pronunciation), or shortly Jean (with American pronunciation). I am originally from the USA (Oakland, CA), but went to Cologne, Germany in 1993 and still live there.

I have a little problem. My wife (same-sex marriage) would like to join too. We do, however, share the same e-mail address (we see no reason to use different ones)

We are both members of Prog Archives as well, and sharing the e-mail address is absolutely no problem there. So why is it here?

Anyway, I am a lover of old school prog, with very few exceptions. There are some artists that I like newer albums of as well. My favorite artists are Van der Graaf Genearator, Gong, Hawkwind, Can, Embryo and Amon Düül 2 and anything related to them. My favorite studio albums by these artists are "Pawn Hearts", "You", "Warrior on the Edge of Time", "Future Days", "Steig aus!" and "Tanz der Lemminge". I do however much prefer live albums to studio albums.

I also love classical music, especially Johann Sebastian Bach, jazz and ethnic music.

My favorite movie is "Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa, my favorite book is "Ulysses" by James Joyce, my favorite painting is "Ophelia" by John Everett Millais.

I also happen to have alopecia universalis, hence my nick.

Lopez
01-20-2016, 12:17 PM
Hi Jean,

I don't think your wife having the same email address would be a problem. Just use different log-in names and different passwords. The moderators should verify that, though.

Anyway, welcome and have fun. Be prepared to spend lots of time and probably money based on the information you'll get here.

Gruno
01-20-2016, 12:32 PM
Also, might want to use 2 different internet browsers if you both want to stay logged in full time.

Welcome!

BaldJean
01-20-2016, 12:39 PM
It is a problem with registering. My wife tried to register with that e-mail address, and it was not accepted because it was already in use.

NogbadTheBad
01-20-2016, 12:44 PM
Nice to see you here Jeanine, always good to see fellow PA'ers here. I'd just create a dummy email account on gmail or yahoo and never use it again if I were you.

Facelift
01-20-2016, 12:46 PM
Hello, my name is Jeanine (with French pronunciation), or shortly Jean (with American pronunciation). I am originally from the USA (Oakland, CA), but went to Cologne, Germany in 1993 and still live there.

I have a little problem. My wife (same-sex marriage) would like to join too. We do, however, share the same e-mail address (we see no reason to use different ones)

We are both members of Prog Archives as well, and sharing the e-mail address is absolutely no problem there. So why is it here?

Anyway, I am a lover of old school prog, with very few exceptions. There are some artists that I like newer albums of as well. My favorite artists are Van der Graaf Genearator, Gong, Hawkwind, Can, Embryo and Amon Düül 2 and anything related to them. My favorite studio albums by these artists are "Pawn Hearts", "You", "Warrior on the Edge of Time", "Future Days", "Steig aus!" and "Tanz der Lemminge". I do however much prefer live albums to studio albums.

I also love classical music, especially Johann Sebastian Bach, jazz and ethnic music.

My favorite movie is "Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa, my favorite book is "Ulysses" by James Joyce, my favorite painting is "Ophelia" by John Everett Millais.

I also happen to have alopecia universalis, hence my nick.

Wow, is it really all that hard to go and create a new email somewhere for the purpose of signing up? It's not like you need to actually use that email in order to use the site. Heck, I've probably used a couple of dozen emails for all the things I've signed up for over the years... [/QUOTE].

BaldFriede
01-20-2016, 01:25 PM
Hi, I am Friederike, the wife of BaldJean, but just call me Friede. Our musical tastes are quite similar, My favorite movie is "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder" by Fritz Lang, my favorite book is "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" by Susanna Clarke, and my favorite painting is "the Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch.

I have alopecia universalis as well; Jean and I met in a self-help group

Don Arnold
01-20-2016, 01:33 PM
Hi Jean & Friede. Welcome to the 'hood! Enjoy your stay, post freely, and get ready to empty your piggy banks on all the recommendations you'll read about here on PE.

I don't have alopecia universalis (had to look that up), but have been slowly working my way towards a similarly hairless pate for many years! :)

NogbadTheBad
01-20-2016, 02:16 PM
Hello Friederike, welcome to PE :) I shaved my head for the first time a couple of weeks ago, it was getting there naturally.

Dave (in MA)
01-20-2016, 02:27 PM
Welcome! It's customary for new PEers to buy everybody a round of drinks. If two of you are sharing the same username, I think it only makes sense that you buy two. ;)

Rarebird
01-20-2016, 02:36 PM
Welcome Jean and Friederike.

Scott Bails
01-20-2016, 02:37 PM
Welcome, ladies. Good to see that you worked out how to both get on here. Enjoy your stay. :)

BaldFriede
01-20-2016, 02:53 PM
Here is a photo of us. Jean is the one in pink. As you can see we don't even have eyebrows or eyelashes (and of course no body hair either).
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BaldFriede
01-20-2016, 02:57 PM
Here is a photo of us. Jean is the one in pink. As you can see we don't even have eyebrows or eyelashes (and no body hair either).
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Duncan Glenday
01-20-2016, 04:18 PM
Hi - welcome aboard.

I am the system administrator, and just saw your post(s) now, for the first time.

I'm glad you've resolved the email conflict, by creating a new Yahoo email address.

Nice picture, and it's refreshing to see that you seem to be completely comfortable with your condition.

Enjoy the site, and be prepared to open your wallets - wide - because the excellent music recommendations just never stop!

Yves
01-20-2016, 04:55 PM
Welcome aboard ladies!

My ex-girlfriend has alopecia universalis. I can empathise a little with your condition. She'd get odd looks at time. People thought she was purposefully bald as some sort of social statement. Others thought she was recovering from chemo. She couldn't go bald and used to wear a scarf over her head. She found the toughest part was having no eye lashes.

BaldFriede
01-20-2016, 06:06 PM
Trust me, at the beginning I wanted to do the same. But in the self-help group you learn to accept the look. The mantra "I am beautiful without hair" helps a lot. We almost love the look now.

progeezer
01-20-2016, 06:50 PM
There are several people here (me among them) that shave their heads as a preference rather than as a side effect of a disease. My late girlfriend (known to many on PE) convinced me to do it several years ago just to try it. If I didn't shave my head, except for a receding hairline and a small bald spot on the top of my head, I would have a full head of hair at 71.

You ladies and the expressions on your faces in that photo (you both look terrific!), speak volumes about the strength and upbeat outlook of the worldwide LGBT community in spite of all the unwarranted, despicable and ignorant crap they have been through that unfortunately won't be over until blinders come off a whole lot of people.:up.

Welcome to both of you.

Progatron
01-20-2016, 08:02 PM
Welcome! Great taste in music. :cool

BaldFriede
01-20-2016, 09:08 PM
There are several people here (me among them) that shave their heads as a preference rather than as a side effect of a disease.
It is not a side effect, it is the disease itself. Actually it is an auto-immune disease. Hair is recognized as not belonging to the body by the immune system and rejected.

Facelift
01-20-2016, 09:58 PM
It is not a side effect, it is the disease itself. Actually it is an auto-immune disease. Hair is recognized as not belonging to the body by the immune system and rejected.

I think he probably knew that and just meant "associated with a disease."

In any event, welcome and I hope you enjoy the site. I don't believe the PE experience nearly as hair-raising as it's often depicted on PA.

Gruno
01-20-2016, 10:01 PM
I think he probably knew that and just meant "associated with a disease."

In any event, welcome and I hope you enjoy the site. I don't believe the PE experience nearly as hair-raising as it's often depicted on PA.

Odd choice of words.

Rarebird
01-21-2016, 03:05 AM
Here is a photo of us. Jean is the one in pink. As you can see we don#t even have eyebrows or eyelashes (and no body hair either).
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You look like a nice couple.

BaldJean
01-21-2016, 04:23 AM
Thank you.

Rarebird
01-21-2016, 07:12 AM
Now I see you live in Cologne, a city I visited quite some times. After my mother's death almost once a year, until the largest recordstore became much smaller.

BaldJean
01-21-2016, 07:55 AM
We play music ourselves and even recorded two albums as "Bald Angels" (with a little help from a few friends), "The Goat and the Donkey" and "It's a Dog's Life", but with 500 copies each only (which we sold at our restaurant). Friede played drums and percussion instruments and sang lead vocals, I played keyboards (mostly piano) and sang some harmony vocals. The music was a bit strange; lots of experiments. with two adaptions from classical music (Franz Schubert's "Erlkönig" and Hugo Wolf's "Feuerreiter".

The cover pictures were done by a befriended artist, and the cover of the second album was very provocative, showing us in the nude on all 4s led through the city on leashes by another woman.

Rarebird
01-21-2016, 07:57 AM
Interesting. I only write music and let the computer do the playing.

Scott Bails
01-21-2016, 08:48 AM
You ladies and the expressions on your faces in that photo (you both look terrific!), speak volumes about the strength and upbeat outlook of the worldwide LGBT community in spite of all the unwarranted, despicable and ignorant crap they have been through that unfortunately won't be over until blinders come off a whole lot of people.:up.

Welcome to both of you.

What he said.

Yves
01-21-2016, 08:57 AM
Trust me, at the beginning I wanted to do the same. But in the self-help group you learn to accept the look. The mantra "I am beautiful without hair" helps a lot. We almost love the look now.

You are both young women. This affected my ex in her 20s but her hair returned. It then affected her in her 40s, never to return. She had stains on her scalp from years of dyeing her hair. She would not have been able to pull off the 'no scarf' look. I always felt a little guilty about what occurred. When we met, she had a full head of hair. As our relationship evolved and we moved in together, she started taking the pill and that's when her hair started falling out in clumps. She panicked and tried to hide it from me for a while. She was always wearing scarves or bandannas; even to bed. Eventually she explained it all to me. It wasn't pretty at first but eventually all the hair fell out, I got used to it, and our relationship lasted a good 7 or 8 years beyond that; until other issues ultimately split us up.

Lopez
01-21-2016, 09:24 AM
My favorite movie is "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder" by Fritz Lang

What a phenomenal movie. Saw it years ago. Peter Lorre was immense as the killer. I believe we have some old movie fans on this site, too.

Rarebird
01-21-2016, 11:19 AM
Hi, I am Friederike, the wife of BaldJean, but just call me Friede. Our musical tastes are quite similar, My favorite movie is "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder" by Fritz Lang, my favorite book is "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" by Susanna Clarke, and my favorite painting is "the Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch.

I have alopecia universalis as well; Jean and I met in a self-help group
I think last week I saw some people performing music inspired by The garden of earthly delights. There were two instruments build, that can also be seen on the painting. The music was based on the music that can be seen on the painting.
http://s3.standaardcdn.be/Assets/Images_Upload/2016/01/20/f46a342a-bf87-11e5-851c-4ab8f2b47d63_original.jpg?maxheight=416&maxwidth=568&format=jpg

Alas I can't find a link to the performance and the only websites I found some information about the piece are in Dutch.

robdebank
03-29-2016, 12:12 AM
Why not use two different email address to avoid some problems or confusions.