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Offline GioCar

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2018, 07:20:07 PM »
Arrivederci Andrei (hopefully this is not an addio)

Thank you for your time here, I enjoyed reading your posts.

Best of luck!
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Offline Mandryka

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2018, 08:46:53 PM »
I've been preparing this for quite some time and I think this is just about the right time for it.

After 11 years of uninterrupted membership I do feel I have reached the GMG saturation point. I can no longer contribute anything of interest other than simply stating what I listen to and whether I like it or not, or why I philosophically and aesthetically dislike this or that. Besides, this site is a constant and ample opportunity for me to engage in verbose but ultimately useless polemics . As of late, I have decided that my priorities in life are very different, first and foremost raising my son and last but not least listening more to the music & music-making I like  and talking much less, if at all, about the music & music-making I dislike.

Therefore, this is going to be my last post here in the foreseeable future. I will not delete my account, I will still be reachable via PM or e-mail and I will continue to browse GMG  --- but I will post no more.

Thank you very much to all of you for such a pleasant and stimulating company and in some cases true friendship. I wish you all and all your loved ones all the best.

Cheers,
Andrei

No. I’m going to stop you doing that. We have to sort out the relationship between HIP and romanticism, you can’t leave half way through . . .
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2018, 09:08:50 PM »
Well, sorry to see you go. Me for one is very interested in seeing what people are listening to, what they buy and what they like. Gives me input to my own listening and youm People (all of you) often influence my listening even if I don't report back.

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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2018, 09:15:14 PM »
No. I’m going to stop you doing that. We have to sort out the relationship between HIP and romanticism, you can’t leave half way through . . .

I'm starting to think you actually take this stuff seriously!

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2018, 09:16:35 PM »
I'm starting to think you actually take this stuff seriously!
Are you kidding? It's his new religion!
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2018, 09:23:50 PM »
Are you kidding? It's his new religion!

No, that's is Eddie  ;D
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2018, 09:46:08 PM »
Goodbye Andrei... good decision not to delete your account.

For us: to search for and read back your most interesting posts.
For yourself: to come back more 'easily' if you wish to.

May the Force be with you! :)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2018, 10:19:43 PM »
Well, sorry to see you go. Me for one is very interested in seeing what people are listening to, what they buy and what they like. Gives me input to my own listening and youm People (all of you) often influence my listening even if I don't report back.

Yes, me too. I was thinking about this yesterday and, although not great for my bank balance, I may never have discovered, just to take one example, Bax's wonderful (IMHO) Piano Quintet without the enthusiasm shown for it here by Cesar (SA) and Kyle (Kyjo). That work has meant a lot to me recently.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2018, 02:40:50 AM »
Why, thank you very much for your kind words, gentlemen! Blimey, I never knew I had a fanclub! I'm tempted to come back instantly!  :D

Seriously, I am deeply moved and I have reconsidered my decision. I will not leave anymore. Following Scarpia's example I'll just limit my contribution to the threads dealing strictly with music as a listening experience and stay away from any involvement in anything related to music as philosophical and aesthetic experience. And no more politics, of course.

I suspect with respect to time and child rearing, another consideration is recriminations from the wife about "wasting time on the computer." At least, that is my experience. :(

That was indeed the case, but I hope to be able to limit my time on GMG to a more reasonable amount. Truth is, as of late I have felt quite addicted to GMG and felt like I needed an extended break. Well, I guess a day is extended enough --- and it turns out I am really addicted.  :laugh:

You're not worried that, deprived of your outlet here, you will find yourself engaging in useless polemics with people in your actual life?

Well, firstly the people in my actual life are far from being as passionate about music as I am so the chances of getting into a polemics are nil; second, in actual life I am much more peaceful and much less of a contrarian than I've been here.

No. I’m going to stop you doing that. We have to sort out the relationship between HIP and romanticism, you can’t leave half way through . . .

If you insist, we can do it --- in private.  :)

So once again thank you all very much, you have made me reconsider and downsize a hasty decision. See you mostly in the WAYLT thread.

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2018, 02:44:44 AM »
Huzzah!
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2018, 03:12:48 AM »
Welcome back!
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2018, 03:59:55 AM »
Godspeed.

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2018, 04:30:07 AM »
Good to hear. I'm always game to hear well considered opinions on music from people I consider as well informed on certain subjects as most Professional critics. 

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2018, 04:49:59 AM »
I'll just limit my contribution to the threads dealing strictly with music as a listening experience

We can totally start a chronological exploration club...  ;)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2018, 05:47:03 AM »
We can totally start a chronological exploration club...  ;)

Great idea! Any particular composer you'd like to start with?  ;)
Chopin, mer de soupirs, de larmes, de sanglots
Q’un vol de papillons sans se poser traverse,
Jouant sur la tristesse ou dansant sur les flots,
Reve, aime, souffre, crie, apaise, charme ou berce.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2018, 06:19:55 AM »
Great idea! Any particular composer you'd like to start with?  ;)

I've got vague plans for Bartok, or Grieg, or...
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2018, 06:21:52 AM »
A warm welcome to GMG Forum!
 8)

Seriously, I'm delighted to see you back Andrei. Your plan sounds a good one.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2018, 06:40:11 AM »
Welcome back!  :)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2018, 06:48:19 AM »
Blimey, I never knew I had a fanclub! I'm tempted to come back instantly!

Well this is far more like the Florestan we know. A much more sensible decision!

Let there be fireworks!


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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2018, 06:51:19 AM »
That was quick!

 

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