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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1840 on: November 01, 2017, 06:02:22 AM »
So during my exile, Nodogen, Conor and NikF all disappeared? that sucks  :(

As stated before, NikF is busy with selling/buying houses not to mention with his own work as a photographer. Conor is under a new screen name and Nodogen has just made a reply to your post. :)
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1841 on: November 01, 2017, 11:16:53 AM »
NikF is busy with selling/buying houses not to mention with his own work as a photographer.

Also not to mention his career as a Casanova!

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« Reply #1842 on: November 02, 2017, 05:43:06 AM »
Also not to mention his career as a Casanova!

Indeed!
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1843 on: November 07, 2017, 04:28:46 AM »
Thanks to all for noting my absence. I'm happy and healthy and hope you all are too.
Yes, work and house hunting are taking up my time, but I'm having fun and making new friends whenever I can along the way.
I'll be back full time soon enough. Until then, enjoy your listening and take it easy.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1844 on: November 07, 2017, 05:34:26 AM »
Thanks to all for noting my absence. I'm happy and healthy and hope you all are too.
Yes, work and house hunting are taking up my time, but I'm having fun and making new friends whenever I can along the way.
I'll be back full time soon enough. Until then, enjoy your listening and take it easy.

Carry on you, you calm crazy diamond.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1845 on: November 07, 2017, 07:10:26 AM »
Thanks to all for noting my absence. I'm happy and healthy and hope you all are too.
Yes, work and house hunting are taking up my time, but I'm having fun and making new friends whenever I can along the way.
I'll be back full time soon enough. Until then, enjoy your listening and take it easy.

Good to hear, Nik! We miss ya!
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1846 on: November 07, 2017, 10:36:32 AM »
Thanks to all for noting my absence. I'm happy and healthy and hope you all are too.
Yes, work and house hunting are taking up my time, but I'm having fun and making new friends whenever I can along the way.
I'll be back full time soon enough. Until then, enjoy your listening and take it easy.

Your life doesn't seem plausible. I recall reading some time ago of a novel written entirely in the form of text messages. I'm starting to wonder if this isn't some sort of avant-garde novel written entirely in the form of posts to an obscure classical music discussion board.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1847 on: November 08, 2017, 06:28:01 AM »
Your life doesn't seem plausible. I recall reading some time ago of a novel written entirely in the form of text messages. I'm starting to wonder if this isn't some sort of avant-garde novel written entirely in the form of posts to an obscure classical music discussion board.

I choose to take that as a compliment, because everything I've ever done in my life (which incidentally, I tend to understate) has been achieved by me with no help from anyone.

Every success or failure in my career and business and any financial gains I made, have all been down to me. And in a number of relationships with warm, kind hearted (and often beautiful) women that have ended due to me being distant or unreasonable, unappreciative or simply a shit - I also take full responsibility for. No excuses. But this needs to be viewed in some context or at least have a little background.

For almost the whole year between the ages of 15 and 16 I was homeless. I had next to nothing, although that was a paradise compared to the home life I was brought up in as a child; I wouldn't wish my earliest years upon anyone. So the fact you find my life implausible only further confirms that such a start would have from the outset crushed someone like yourself, while I was strong enough to survive, to move forward and prosper. And that's why I'm taking your words as a compliment.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1848 on: November 08, 2017, 08:11:54 AM »
I choose to take that as a compliment, because everything I've ever done in my life (which incidentally, I tend to understate) has been achieved by me with no help from anyone.

Every success or failure in my career and business and any financial gains I made, have all been down to me. And in a number of relationships with warm, kind hearted (and often beautiful) women that have ended due to me being distant or unreasonable, unappreciative or simply a shit - I also take full responsibility for. No excuses. But this needs to be viewed in some context or at least have a little background.

For almost the whole year between the ages of 15 and 16 I was homeless. I had next to nothing, although that was a paradise compared to the home life I was brought up in as a child; I wouldn't wish my earliest years upon anyone. So the fact you find my life implausible only further confirms that such a start would have from the outset crushed someone like yourself, while I was strong enough to survive, to move forward and prosper. And that's why I'm taking your words as a compliment.

Yes, it was meant as a complement. I'd advise you to avoid assumptions of what sufferings others have endured or continue to endure, and what would or would not crush them.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1849 on: November 08, 2017, 08:17:39 AM »
Absolutely a compliment!
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« Reply #1850 on: November 08, 2017, 08:26:19 AM »
Yes, it was meant as a complement. I'd advise you to avoid assumptions of what sufferings others have endured or continue to endure, and what would or would not crush them.

I'll take your advice - that is, I'll choose my own words more carefully.  And I'll suggest you more carefully choose your own when it comes to imparting what you mean by "I'm starting to wonder if this isn't some sort of avant-garde novel". But let's not go back and forth over this. It's BS.
Feel free to have any last word(s), if you wish.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1851 on: November 08, 2017, 09:23:00 AM »
I'll take your advice - that is, I'll choose my own words more carefully.  And I'll suggest you more carefully choose your own when it comes to imparting what you mean by "I'm starting to wonder if this isn't some sort of avant-garde novel". But let's not go back and forth over this. It's BS.
Feel free to have any last word(s), if you wish.

Only that no offense was intended. I was only observing that you seem to have more daily adventures than could reasonably fit into the life of a person who has to earn a living.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1852 on: November 08, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »
Only that no offense was intended. I was only observing that you seem to have more daily adventures than could reasonably fit into the life of a person who has to earn a living.

Okay, let me clear that one up. I'm retired. And because I've relatively simple tastes and needs it means that unless I do something crazy like get married and divorced every few years I won't need to work again.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1853 on: November 08, 2017, 10:21:13 AM »
Okay, let me clear that one up. I'm retired. And because I've relatively simple tastes and needs it means that unless I do something crazy like get married and divorced every few years I won't need to work again.



Pilate's Pet, eh?

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1854 on: November 08, 2017, 10:38:41 AM »


Pilate's Pet, eh?

:P

I'll never complain about being in this position, although it has taken time to get used to. In the mornings I've always got up at between 06:30 and 07:00 and that's still the case. But it's a nice problem to have.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1855 on: November 29, 2017, 01:34:21 PM »
Anyone know what happened to Edward - my fellow CI veteran and modern music fan? He hasn't posted anything this entire year.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1856 on: November 29, 2017, 07:40:03 PM »
Anyone know what happened to Edward - my fellow CI veteran and modern music fan? He hasn't posted anything this entire year.

It has been quite sometime since I’ve seen Edward. I do hope he’s doing okay and just happens to be busy with life stuff (but nothing bad).
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1857 on: November 29, 2017, 07:49:24 PM »
Yeah, I miss edward too. I liked his musical tastes and his perceptive comments.

And what happened to Octave?
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1858 on: November 29, 2017, 07:51:32 PM »
Anyone know what happened to Edward - my fellow CI veteran and modern music fan? He hasn't posted anything this entire year.

I never "met" him (to my knowledge) but I do see his old posts around when posts are bumped and kinda wish he'd return too  :)

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« Reply #1859 on: November 30, 2017, 04:29:19 AM »
I don't think I have heard directly from Edward for nigh unto a year;  high time I reached out to him.
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