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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #180 on: December 03, 2020, 12:38:04 PM »
Seriously now, I suggest either Saint-Saens or Gabriel Faure. You sang their praises recently, so why not?

This is true. I do like both composers quite a bit, especially Fauré. I’m still thinking Debussy should be my permanent avatar because I actually have a framed photograph of him in my room.
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #181 on: December 03, 2020, 12:55:20 PM »
This is true. I do like both composers quite a bit, especially Fauré. I’m still thinking Debussy should be my permanent avatar because I actually have a framed photograph of him in my room.

I agree that he should be permanent, but I'm willing to bet he won't last till Christmas.  :laugh:
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #182 on: December 03, 2020, 12:57:43 PM »
I agree that he should be permanent, but I'm willing to bet he won't last till Christmas.  :laugh:

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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #183 on: December 03, 2020, 01:41:41 PM »
I had a conversation with my buddy Karlo (North Star) and he brought up an excellent point and I’m paraphrasing here: Charles Koechlin should be my permanent avatar because he seems to be the composer that I’m most associated with on GMG and anyone can have avatars of Debussy, Shostakovich or Ravel. A fair point and with that in my mind. I’ll leave ol’ Charlie up.
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #184 on: December 03, 2020, 02:55:53 PM »
I decline to believe that you could have a "permanent avatar" 8)
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #185 on: December 03, 2020, 03:06:47 PM »
this chap:

   
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #186 on: December 03, 2020, 03:26:28 PM »
I decline to believe that you could have a "permanent avatar" 8)

You’re probably in the right line of thinking, Karl. :)
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #187 on: December 03, 2020, 04:32:01 PM »
I decline to believe that you could have a "permanent avatar" 8)

...unless... the chameleon ?
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #188 on: December 04, 2020, 01:06:57 AM »
I had a conversation with my buddy Karlo (North Star) and he brought up an excellent point and I’m paraphrasing here: Charles Koechlin should be my permanent avatar because he seems to be the composer that I’m most associated with on GMG and anyone can have avatars of Debussy, Shostakovich or Ravel. A fair point and with that in my mind. I’ll leave ol’ Charlie up.

Really? I see no Charlie in your current avatar.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #189 on: December 04, 2020, 07:06:04 AM »
Really? I see no Charlie in your current avatar.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

 :P Yeah, I had to ditch him for Alban and Anton.
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #190 on: December 05, 2020, 09:14:05 AM »
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #191 on: December 05, 2020, 10:35:04 AM »
The Buddha -

When asked to sum the Buddha’s teachings up in one phrase, Suzuki Roshi simply said, “Everything changes.”

That would be a good one, but I’m rather content with Alban and Anton at the moment. :)
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #192 on: December 05, 2020, 10:36:47 AM »
That would be a good one, but I’m rather content with Alban and Anton at the moment. :)

The keyword being "moment", of course.  >:D
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Re: Who Should Be My Permanent Avatar? (Yes, Again)
« Reply #193 on: December 05, 2020, 10:37:11 AM »
The keyword being "moment", of course.  >:D

QFT. 8)
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