Eventually, a goodwill and good-natured post by you, wise Vic.
Thanks for your kind understanding. If we try to listen to each other with as much respect to the message, we may converge (and by converging we admit, in one or the other way, even our mistakes).
If we all care about music, then...so be it!
But will you heed his wisdom or blunder on as usual?
What has happened to Atonal, I'm getting worried about him, four letter word rants and then nothing.
I've checked the Betty Ford Clinics, the 'drunk tanks', the local care in the community centres, nothing.
That's what this forum needs from Farmer Brodsky. Keep it up sir.
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.
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.
Just wishful thinking Vic
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.
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.).
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.
Parla - I rest my case.
There are more trolls here than in Grieg op. 46 no. 4. Sanity is desperately overdue.