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Offline Fitzcarraldo

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Bonjour
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:53:15 AM »
Hello everyone, I'm new here.
What else to say? I find introductions quite intimidating and I don't like making a list of "what I listen to" : it is too vague, there is too much.
Hopefully you will find out about my music tastes on the forum itself...  :)

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 06:07:59 AM »
Hello, Fitzcarraldo (good film, by the way), and welcome. Should I assume from your subject line that you are either French, or in love with French culture? In any case, enjoy your time here - and making lists is definitely not a requirement.  8)

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Offline Fitzcarraldo

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 06:14:18 AM »
Thank you Bruce. I am French, living in England, and in love with both cultures  :)

Offline (poco) Sforzando

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 06:20:30 AM »
Are you planning to haul a steamship over a mountain in a South American jungle?
"I don't know what sforzando means, though it clearly means something."

Offline Fitzcarraldo

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 06:29:49 AM »
I am planning to have a bunch of slaves do it for me, but I will play opera on my gramophone to encourage them.

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2016, 07:04:44 AM »
Welcome to the forum and I hope that you enjoy your time here. I really like your avatar  :)
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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2016, 07:17:32 AM »
Welcome aboard! Looking forward to seeing what music you're into. Feel free to drop by the 'Listening' thread and let us know what you've been enjoying:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21492.0.html
“In the next world, I shan't be doing music, with all the striving and disappointments. I shall be being it.” - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Offline Fitzcarraldo

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 08:55:49 AM »
Thank you all for your welcome  :)

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 11:40:14 AM »
Welcome and enjoy!
Be kind to your fellow posters!!

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2016, 10:08:25 PM »
Welcome, Fitzcarraldo!

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2016, 10:28:40 PM »
Howdy there. Greetings from a Yankee living in Vienna, Austria. Welcome to the forum.  8)
"There are far worse things awaiting man than death."

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Offline Fitzcarraldo

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2016, 01:57:52 AM »
Thanks again  ;D

Hollywood, what do you do in Austria? are you a musician?

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2016, 11:50:39 AM »
Fitzcarraldo! This is almost eerie! I just watched the movie about you for the very first time last night!

Offline (poco) Sforzando

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2016, 02:13:44 PM »
Fitzcarraldo! This is almost eerie! I just watched the movie about you for the very first time last night!

If you think that one's nuts, try Aguirre, the Wrath of God.
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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2016, 03:19:05 PM »
I started Herzog only about a month ago. I actually started with Aguirre. Then Woyzeck a couple weeks later. I dunno if I could pick a favorite thus far, but Woyzeck was definitely the weak link, if I had to say anything of the sort. I'll watch another soon. Cobra Verde or Nosferatu.

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2016, 10:15:44 PM »
Thanks again  ;D

Hollywood, what do you do in Austria? are you a musician?

Unfortunately I'm not a musician. I'm just a L.A. Lady who always wanted to live in Vienna since I was a child. I have been living here for almost 23 years and am located in Heiligenstadt not far from at least 5 of Beethoven's former addresses (the Heiligenstadt Testament Haus is the closest to my flat).
"There are far worse things awaiting man than death."

A Hollywood born SoCal gal living in Beethoven's Heiligenstadt (Vienna, Austria).

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2016, 01:46:23 PM »
Fitzcarraldo! This is almost eerie! I just watched the movie about you for the very first time last night!

Ha! Did you like it?

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2016, 02:01:26 PM »
Quite a bit. It was helpful that dialogue played a more prominent role, imo, than in the other two I'd seen. And of course, DAT BOAT.

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2016, 10:44:03 PM »
Welcome to the Forum from me too.  :)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Bonjour
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2016, 12:04:45 AM »
I am planning to have a bunch of slaves do it for me, but I will play opera on my gramophone to encourage them.

 Janáček's From the House of the Dead will do wonders. You certainly know how to inspire, welcome to the forum!  :)
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