Where have all the posters gone?

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shamrock wrote:

shamrock wrote:

11:21 am Sunday.  Good morning Jane, from the distant island of Maui, Hawaii.

Hopefully, you have not yet, "...jumped the ship."

 

Enjoy the approaching new week.        Irvine Shamrock

 

Thanks for your kind words, Irvine. I'll stick around for a bit, but when the forum is dead, it is hard to see the difference between staying and leaving.

 

I had a quick look at Maui on the internet, by the way. What a fabulous place! If it is only half as beautiful as it looks, you are very luck indeed to live there. 

 

best wishes

 

Jane

tagalie wrote:

tagalie wrote:

We're all out of here. If there's any nostalgia or a hint of regret, one posting from Parlous-Pargliacci banishes it immediately. If ever G gets its brain re-attached to its body and boots P into the ether you might see some action on here. Until then, don't hold your breath.

 

And as if to prove your point, tagalie, the voice of "authority" booms from the clouds once more.  Nothing changes I see.

Nothing changes?..

...and the usual warnings, in the form of ultimatum (tagalie's post : what an "authority" in judging those who cannot "fit in"...), and the well-known grumbling...

Nothing seems to change, but not always and not all the way through. By being positive, you may embrace even the "clouds". Some have done it, in various ways, successfully.

Parla

Life is too short to re-enter

Life is too short to re-enter this particular bear pit - and the issue has, in various forms, been debated in these pages ad nauseam.  Yet again, with tortured syntax and strangled logic we are told what is right and what is wrong in our musical choices and tastes.  'Twas ever thus with our pre-Enlightened friend: G reviewers opine; listeners choose for themselves; the expert, the voice of "authority" pronounces.  

VicJayL wrote:

VicJayL wrote:

Life is too short to re-enter this particular bear pit.

 

Said Vic in the bear pit.........

Life is too short...

"Life is too short to re-enter this particular bear pit", but it is interesting (maybe fascinating too) to revisit it every now and then, Vic. Intriguing?..

Parla

P.S.: Life, for all its brevity, is interesting and wortwhile. Perhaps, you may try to participate in a thread on music (like e.g. the Mendelssohn's Chamber Music), instead of wasting precious time in the "bear pit".

 

parla wrote:

parla wrote:

 

 interesting  fascinating  Intriguing  wortwhile... 

 

 

Not words that readily spring to mind when giving a passing thought to your contributions Parla.

 

As to Mendelssohn's Chamber Music, I prefer listening to it as opposed to posting how many versions of it I own, which interpretations should be listenend to, and what others should think about it.

 

But then I'm not on a mission to get music lovers to defer to the voice of "authority" in such matters: "the knowledge of some people of authority, whether these are reviewers, musicians themselves, professors, scholars etc."

 

 

Dear Vic,

Dear Vic,

The four words you picked up were mentioned as attributes to the forum, not to my contributions. In any case, I am an anonymous poster.

The Mendelssohn's Chamber Music thread is predominantly a vehicle to get to know, a bit further, the works of this gifted composer in a genre in which he is not that well-regognised. Suggestions on different recordings may come as a result of the exchanges among the various posters. The need for these suggestions raised mostly by the other contributors (33lp and Chris).

Finally, none ask you to be on any mission here, there or everywhere. Just to participate...with open heart, perhaps.

Parla

I don't know where all the

I don't know where all the posters have gone but I'm sure I know why.  From a once vibrant and useful resource, enhancing the spirit, values and expertise of the magazine, to an almost empty platform for egotistical pedantry impervious to reason or entreaty.  "Open heart"?  Ask that of the empty pages of posters past. 

"Impervious"?..

I wonder why you keep these exchanges with me, if you consider me as the "impervious one to reason and entreaty". Maybe, because in the past you have stated that "those were the days" that we (not only you and me) used to have some good debate on various subjects.

As for the "open heart"...Well, it was not a request. Just an issue for consideration...and not only by you. I hoped that some people may not be impervious to suggestions of good-will.

Anyway, bon week-end!

Parla

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