Parla and Devon Farmer

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Cheers Vic, have you been out looking too, I hope he hasn't done anything stupid.

....... Like listening to Philip Glass or anything like that.

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VicJayL wrote:

That's what this forum needs from Farmer Brodsky.  Keep it up sir.

Vic.

Well that little joke didn't  last long.  When I posted it, the farmer's two previous postings were blank. 

That'll teach me to be sarcastic.  Or not.

Vic.

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VicJayL wrote:

VicJayL wrote:

That's what this forum needs from Farmer Brodsky.  Keep it up sir.

Vic.

Well that little joke didn't  last long.  When I posted it, the farmer's two previous postings were blank. 

That'll teach me to be sarcastic.  Or not.

Vic.

 

Just wishful thinking Vic

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As someone who has come late into this discussion, I think it's a great shame when someone feels it necessary to post a forum topic on comments from two named contributers. If I was one of those named contributors I would be doing a lot of soul searching, but maybe that's just me.

A magazine exists largely by word of mouth, and by it's contributors - writers, commentaters and now by it's forums. Classical music has been under attack in recent years for being elitist, and the last thing we want to do is give fodder to that contention. One of our primary objectives should be to attract younger people to the magazine's readership otherwise the magazine will die.

So I have a general request. Whatever your opinions and/or the state of your ego, please remember whenever you post a comment that promotes these two "attributes" to the detriment of everyone's general enlightement and interest, you are driving another nail into the coffin of both classical music and the Gramophone Magazine.

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Thanks, Dick, for your thoughtful comments. If I am allowed, may I submit some questions and remarks:

The key feature of this forum is the anonymity. In my case, using a pseudonym, I have only a virtual identity. So, I don't think we're talking about "named contributers". In this way, I don't understand what kind of "soul searching" do you expect, when the posts on "us" are based on lack of knowledge of whom they're dealing with.

Classical music is not elitist. However, what do you envisage to do with that? How do you think you (me, us) have to pursue to present this form of music? As a popular one, like rock, pop, folk or what? And in which way?

Finally, if you suggest that the "coffin" of "both classical music and Gramophone Magazine" is already prepared, because of other factors you didn't mention but you implied, I think the least of our worries would be the additional nail driven into it. I think we are not there, yet, but, if things move faster than anticipated, then, we won't have to blame this forum and how its members have behaved, but, perhaps, what the deliberations in it do represent (the social trends, the political correctness, lack of the ability to accommodate different views, etc.).

Parla

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See, off he goes again, endlessly.

He must be the most prolific poster on the site and, I repeat, how does he find the time in between roving the planet, chatting with and/or promoting musicians and listening to his huge CD library of Baroque chamber music (oh, I think I'm going to be sick)?

However, it takes little time to Google or access Wikepedia.

I despair.

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Parla - I rest my case.

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There are more trolls here than in Grieg op. 46 no. 4. Sanity is desperately overdue.

John

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John Gardiner wrote:
There are more trolls here than in Grieg op. 46 no. 4. Sanity is desperately overdue.

Hear hear

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Parla and Devon Farmer

troyen1 wrote:

He must be the most prolific poster on the site and, I repeat, how does he find the time in between roving the planet, chatting with and/or promoting musicians and listening to his huge CD library of Baroque chamber music (oh, I think I'm going to be sick)?

However, it takes little time to Google or access Wikepedia.

I despair.

 

This is precisely the issue - all of these 'expert' comments from these guys seems to lifted from the internet. These forums need to be curated better if they are to be of use. The trolls are winning.

He reminds me of a man driving the car with the handbrake on, but stubbornly refusing to stop, even though there is a strong smell of burning rubber.
-- Colin Wilson, Brandy of the Damned (1964) regarding Beethoven

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My image doesn't reflect in the mirror.

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Frank Einstein wrote:
My image doesn't reflect in the mirror.

How can you be so sure? That image that you see can only be you. Who else would it be, Devon Farmer?

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troyen1 wrote:

 

How can you be so sure? That image that you see can only be you. Who else would it be, Devon Farmer?

Why, a Brodskysaurus of course.

Vicl

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troyen1 wrote:

Frank Einstein wrote:
My image doesn't reflect in the mirror.

How can you be so sure? That image that you see can only be you. Who else would it be, Devon Farmer?

Troyen, our old Protean friend Dr B (in his current shifting agri-scientist identities) does not indeed have a reflection. Nor does his home have any crucifixes or garlic, though apparently there's an impressive collection of boxes of (organic, natch) soil from the Carpathian Mountains. His next post will appear after sundown.

JKH

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