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Offline Ken B

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2600 on: May 20, 2017, 12:08:43 PM »
Hint: It's Dutch.
All I know is it isn't Group of Seven.

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2601 on: May 20, 2017, 12:10:07 PM »
Thanks, Ken.
And can we start regularly using the term Nymanissimo? For any occasion?
Permission granted!
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2602 on: May 20, 2017, 02:45:27 PM »
ritter, I watched Ros dancing the Ravel (I watched it a couple of times) and yes, she's great. I agree with what you said about her coolness and detachment, it adds something special and doesn't stop her having such presence; her performance must have almost been felt in the audience.  :) And yeah, very long legs.  8) ;D
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2603 on: May 20, 2017, 03:57:02 PM »
In preparation of that thing that premieres tomorrow, my avatar has been transplanted from a particular human earthling that was a therapist for a dead girl and such  :P

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2604 on: May 20, 2017, 05:05:09 PM »
In preparation of that thing that premieres tomorrow, my avatar has been transplanted from a particular human earthling that was a therapist for a dead girl and such  :P

Nice! 8)

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2605 on: May 21, 2017, 03:23:26 AM »
Nice! 8)

I think I'm liking the Jacoby avatar more than the Ape-conductor right now. The Doc' is like my kindred spirit on the show (combined with Cooper's coffee addiction)  :laugh:

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2606 on: May 21, 2017, 06:16:56 AM »
ritter, I watched Ros dancing the Ravel (I watched it a couple of times) and yes, she's great. I agree with what you said about her coolness and detachment, it adds something special and doesn't stop her having such presence; her performance must have almost been felt in the audience.  :) And yeah, very long legs.  8) ;D
Glad you liked it, NikF. Yes, Ros filled the auditorium with her presence...and I found myself wishing that Boléro was an hour-long piece, instead of lasting some 15 minutes...

Elisabet Ros actually reminds me of the central figure of this Picasso painting, which is from the Tate Modern in London but is currently on display here at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, in a superb exhibition called "Pity and Terror: Picasso's Path to Guernica" (to celebrate the 80 years of the famous painting):


(Perhaps also suitable for my avatar, eventually  ;) ).

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2607 on: May 21, 2017, 07:11:11 AM »
Yeah, it does, possessing that coolness while still managing to impart (or perhaps a better word here is 'impose'? ;D) self expression. Beauty, but terrible beauty. That's how I see it anyway.
You know of Picasso's work with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, being married to Khokhlova and all that - what a time and scene to be part of.
But indeed, 'The Three Dancers' (or a selected crop) would make a fine avatar for you. :)
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2608 on: May 23, 2017, 02:41:21 AM »
I think I'm liking the Jacoby avatar more than the Ape-conductor right now. The Doc' is like my kindred spirit on the show (combined with Cooper's coffee addiction)  :laugh:

It's almost as if I'm transforming into my avatar  ???

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2609 on: May 23, 2017, 02:52:11 AM »
Theodor Pallady - Violin and Score, 1940-41
Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l'automne
Blessent mon coeur
D'une langueur
Monotone.

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2610 on: June 09, 2017, 06:22:50 PM »
Lil from TP:FWWM, in place of the ole' Jacoby avatar  :D

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2611 on: June 09, 2017, 07:13:17 PM »
Theodor Pallady - Violin and Score, 1940-41
Was he married to Vera Renczi?







   :P ;)
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2612 on: June 09, 2017, 11:03:12 PM »
Had 2nd name adjustment, it's very 2017 now (2016 is uncool now  :P )

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2613 on: June 12, 2017, 01:11:02 AM »
The doctor who prescribed Brahms.



Yeah, a longer lens/further away would have been more flattering.
*All the women in my avatars are either ex girlfriends or girls I've met and had a short term relationship with. She's one of the former and there's an account in the dating thread of how we met and all that stuff. And I've mentioned often how she was hugely patient when introducing me to the music of Brahms.  Anyway, it's only a placeholder avatar until I choose a new one.


(*apart from one, a tall blonde glamour model. But I would like to point out that she was up for it nonetheless.  8) :laugh:)

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2614 on: June 19, 2017, 06:41:18 PM »
Out: Sailor Jerry
In: Chagall, one of the panels he created for the Moscow State Yiddish Theater

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2615 on: June 26, 2017, 01:49:42 PM »
My current avatar is Toots McGams, taken in May 2016 at home.


It's low-res on purpose.
As usual, it won't be online a long time. That's for a number of reasons, with one of them being that if I wanted to show what I do I would still have a website.
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2616 on: July 02, 2017, 08:04:28 PM »
I'm going a bit artsy-fartsy with my new avatar, from the Cremaster Cycle  8)


(I got two weeks to wait for the next Twin Peaks episode, so I may as well change it up again temporarily)

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2617 on: July 11, 2017, 09:51:01 AM »
Nicolae Steinhardt

Quote from: Nicolae Steinhardt
Music is now my best friend. Better and better as time goes by. [...] Mozart, Haydn. Then Bach. Then Schubert, Wagner. Then the pre-Classical [composers]. Then all others.

Quote from: Nicolae Steinhardt
[...]any behavior towards fellow human beings which is not as graceful and gentle as a Mozart menuet is a sin and an abomination[...]

(my translation and highlight)

I had never been an atheist, but for my turning into an active (Orthodox) Christian I will forever be indebted to four chronological events: watching Franco Zefirelli's Jesus of Nazareth, then reading The New Testament , then reading Blaise Pascal's Pensées and finally reading Fr. Nicolae's The Happiness Diary (Jurnalul fericirii in Romanian).
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Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l'automne
Blessent mon coeur
D'une langueur
Monotone.

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2618 on: July 11, 2017, 07:44:40 PM »
Barry Guy.

Chose him because he's at home in both classical and jazz, my two chief musical interests.

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2619 on: July 16, 2017, 08:44:54 AM »
Anyone know why my avatar looks like that? I tried a few different images, but it keeps getting cut off on the right.  :-[

EDIT - fixed it by shrinking the image down to 160x160. Still, the forum used to do this automatically, right?
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