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.
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
Look in the mirror and be afraid, very afraid!
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?
Why, a Brodskysaurus of course.
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.
This forum is actually quite comical, I'm reminded of plays by Beckett, those dialogues between couples, both are in the belief that they are talking to each other and none of them is listening to the other.
This isn't about music, but in the end I guess if it makes everyone happy then so be it...
It's pity, Ganymede, but it becomes a fact of this forum. Probably, they like entertainment more than Music.
Maybe, the only way to "distract" them is to initiate new threads on musical issues. Who knows they might respond.
But you are one of the worst offenders. The lack of self awareness is staggering.
OK. I broke my rule again. I keep returning to this forum with a kind of morbid fascination. Certainly there is very little of musical value to keep me interested, once a thread has been hijacked by you.
Come on, TL, you broke more rules than you thought. Make sure of keeping your research on the "morbid fascination" about certain things and notions in this forum.
As for the "very little interest of musical value", give a shot to let's say the thread on "the Seven Last Words" I recently initiated. I can assure you it's not offensive at all and it treats a quite a serious subject. My threads, for "one of the worst offenders" are dedicated only to the matter of music and are irrelevant to any offense. So, maybe I'm not the aggressor...you think or the one I may appear...
You win. I give up. Good bye, Gramophone Forum
Famous not so last words it seems. Don't worry there will be a post about maria Callas along soon and you can ride your 'one trick pony' again. And no Vic, that isn't an excuse to talk about Paul Simon.
Ok. I vacillated, but this time I really am going. Thankfully there are other classical forums that are peopled by (mostly) adults.
I feel so discourteous and uncivil every time I read a post by Parla, because all I can think is "shut up, shut up, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!"
May I suggest, V, to explore Domenico Scarlatti's Sonata K.380 in E, with all my respects. It might lead you to say (or to think) instead of "shut up to SHUT UP" the the more reasonable "Moderation is a virtue".