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Offline Mirror Image

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1820 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.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1821 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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« Reply #1822 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 #1823 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 #1824 on: November 08, 2017, 08:17:39 AM »
Absolutely a compliment!
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« Reply #1825 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 #1826 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 #1827 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 #1828 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.



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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1829 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 #1830 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 #1831 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 #1832 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 #1833 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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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1834 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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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1835 on: November 30, 2017, 04:41:31 AM »
And what happened to Octave?
And where is Octave...?      :(
Haven't seen him here for a long time!
As I understand it, a combination of other interests and the need to keep to his CD buying budget made it prudent to stay away from the temptations on offer here.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1836 on: December 05, 2017, 03:24:37 AM »
I miss Scarpia.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1837 on: December 05, 2017, 03:54:15 AM »
I miss Scarpia.

So do i - and I also miss Jochanaan.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1838 on: December 05, 2017, 05:25:36 AM »
I miss Scarpia.

I do hope he'll reconsider his decision (frankly, I cannot understand why people abruptly delete their accounts because of a controversy on an internet board). I was mostly in disagreement with him on extra-musical topics but I valued his input on music and recordings.



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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1839 on: December 05, 2017, 05:43:25 AM »
I do hope he'll reconsider his decision (frankly, I cannot understand why people abruptly delete their accounts because of a controversy on an internet board). I was mostly in disagreement with him on extra-musical topics but I valued his input on music and recordings.
When did this happen and on what thread if I may ask? A deplorable loss for the forum.