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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2018, 08:40:38 AM »
Good to see you decided to stick around, Andrei. 8) Yes, you’ve got quite the fan club, which is more than I can say for myself. I don’t believe members here would care if I left. But, anyway, that’s a topic for another thread. ;)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2018, 10:58:39 AM »
Welcome back ,I'm glad with your quick recovery. :D


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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2018, 11:11:54 AM »
That was quick!

He took lessons from Mirror Image  :D

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2018, 11:34:22 AM »
Welcome back ,I'm glad with your quick recovery relapse. :D
Fixed that for you.  >:D
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2018, 11:55:33 AM »
He took lessons from Mirror Image  :D

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I'm new here. Do I have to post a new thread and say my goodbyes every time I log out?

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2018, 12:05:47 PM »
I'm new here. Do I have to post a new thread and say my goodbyes every time I log out?

 ;D :D ;D

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2018, 12:29:05 PM »
Nobody with 15k posts ever goes away that easily :P

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2018, 01:53:26 PM »
Good to see you decided to stick around, Andrei. 8) Yes, you’ve got quite the fan club, which is more than I can say for myself. I don’t believe members here would care if I left. But, anyway, that’s a topic for another thread. ;)

On the contrary John I, for one, was very sorry when you left.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2018, 01:54:54 PM »
I'm new here. Do I have to post a new thread and say my goodbyes every time I log out?

Yes, an emotional farewell every time you log out is essential here. Didn't they explain that to you?
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2018, 02:06:24 PM »
I'm new here. Do I have to post a new thread and say my goodbyes every time I log out?

I’d say yes, although I think this is the first time in 11 years that Florestan logged out. :)

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2018, 02:38:41 PM »
Good to see you decided to stick around, Andrei. 8) Yes, you’ve got quite the fan club, which is more than I can say for myself. I don’t believe members here would care if I left. But, anyway, that’s a topic for another thread. ;)

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2018, 04:46:02 PM »
On the contrary John I, for one, was very sorry when you left.

Well, thank you very much, Jeffrey. You’ve certainly been a good friend to me unlike some people on this forum.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2018, 04:49:12 PM »
Isn't everyone friendly here ?
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2018, 04:57:30 PM »
Isn't everyone friendly here ?

If they aren't they get a beating from the mods... ;)  But seriously, you can scarcely expect to get 100-200 very diverse people together for a few hours every day and not have some hard words from time to time. Sometimes it is worse than others, but usually it is over and done rather quickly.  If there are friendlier places in the world of classical music discussion groups, I haven't been to them yet. :)

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2018, 06:28:08 PM »
If they aren't they get a beating from the mods... ;)  But seriously, you can scarcely expect to get 100-200 very diverse people together for a few hours every day and not have some hard words from time to time. Sometimes it is worse than others, but usually it is over and done rather quickly.  If there are friendlier places in the world of classical music discussion groups, I haven't been to them yet. :)

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Quite exasperating how reasonable you are, Gurn!

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #55 on: September 10, 2018, 07:26:07 PM »
If they aren't they get a beating from the mods... ;)  But seriously, you can scarcely expect to get 100-200 very diverse people together for a few hours every day and not have some hard words from time to time. Sometimes it is worse than others, but usually it is over and done rather quickly.  If there are friendlier places in the world of classical music discussion groups, I haven't been to them yet. :)

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #56 on: September 10, 2018, 08:10:56 PM »
Are 4'33" jokes allowed?

It might be a challenge to come up with one that hasn't already been made here. :)

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2018, 08:30:52 PM »
I'm new here. Do I have to post a new thread and say my goodbyes every time I log out?

Lol.

I recognize Andrei's AKA Florestan's feelings though.
Being a long time member, already at the old forum, and losing the 'urge' to post about music and musical preferences, or about other stuff.
Just happy with listening and enjoying music without continuously writing about it online.
So I've been slowing down a bit also for the last, say, 2 years. But saying goodbye/farewell is not a serious option for me. I know myself too well, and I know that I suddenly can get the GMG vibes again. And then having to answer all those questions "hey, ur back?", "hey i thought you left?" et cetera... I don't feel like it.

Having said this... hey Andrei, ur back?

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #58 on: September 10, 2018, 08:52:18 PM »
Yes, I feel rather differently from Marc. Just making a note about what I think is going on in something I hear helps me to clarify my thinking, and the fact that it’s posted in a thread makes it easier to find again should I ever want to.

Someone posted above that he’s starting to worry that I take this stuff seriously. In a way I do - that’s to say that I think that interpretation of music is interesting enough to engage with critically, that some music is great art, and so is some interpretation. In Early music and contemporary music, the musicians take their job of interpretation seriously, and I think it’s a good thing for listeners to do likewise.

Often the listener’s job is far from easy - just to say what the performer is doing is hard, to say why is even harder. You need to take it seriously to do it.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2018, 08:57:49 PM »
Lol.

I recognize Andrei's AKA Florestan's feelings though.
Being a long time member, already at the old forum, and losing the 'urge' to post about music and musical preferences, or about other stuff.
Just happy with listening and enjoying music without continuously writing about it online.
So I've been slowing down a bit also for the last, say, 2 years. But saying goodbye/farewell is not a serious option for me. I know myself too well, and I know that I suddenly can get the GMG vibes again. And then having to answer all those questions "hey, ur back?", "hey i thought you left?" et cetera... I don't feel like it.

Having said this... hey Andrei, ur back?

;)

Good point I think. Like any other relationship this group one has its good times and not-so-good times and there is a kind of group dynamic as well as a personal one which shifts from time to time ( gosh, I'm so insightful  8) 8)). However, on the whole, I have really enjoyed and benefitted from my contact with this group and learnt a great deal. I don't always get responses but this doesn't bother me. It can become a bit addictive though but I can think of worse things to be addicted to.  :)
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