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Offline Ken B

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2480 on: October 14, 2019, 07:25:03 AM »
Welcome back John.
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« Reply #2481 on: October 14, 2019, 07:26:56 AM »
Thank you, all! 8)
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« Reply #2482 on: October 14, 2019, 07:38:22 AM »
Thank you, all! 8)

I had a feeling you would show up if we started to discuss how much we missed you!    :)

Let's see - it took two days!    >:D

Glad to see you back in the realm of classical music. I agree with your sentiment - I never really liked the discussions/format elsewhere. GMG is a nice place to discover and ponder music in good and wise company.
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« Reply #2483 on: October 14, 2019, 07:42:21 AM »
I had a feeling you would show up if we started to discuss how much we missed you!    :)

Let's see - it took two days!    >:D

Just a public service warning for GMGers. Do not say “Moonfish” backwards three times. Do NOT.
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« Reply #2484 on: October 14, 2019, 07:47:38 AM »
GMG is a nice place to discover and ponder music in good and wise company.

The best such place hands down.

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« Reply #2485 on: October 14, 2019, 07:51:42 AM »
“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” - Claude Debussy

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2486 on: October 14, 2019, 08:40:42 AM »
Looking forward to read your posts, John!  :)

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2487 on: October 14, 2019, 09:35:37 AM »
Hello All,

Allow me to say how sorry I am that I have been gone for these past 3-4 months (or however long it has been), but I’ve been pursuing some other musical interests as I often do throughout the year but I’m back into classical music now it seems full-time. There is no greater forum for classical music than GMG --- I have been a member of many other forums and none of them match the friendliness, openness, and sheer passion that the members of this forum display on a daily basis. Due to the circumstances of my departure, I have reevaluated the main reason as to why I didn’t come back and that was the sheer viciousness shown towards me from a former member. It stung quite deeply and I figured it would be a good idea to ‘let the dust settle’ so to speak before I actually return.

To those wondering about my Facebook page, I have deleted it and I don’t plan on returning to that site as I felt I was really gaining nothing from it besides being able to chat with many members of this forum there, but that wasn’t enough for me to keep it up. Anyway, it’s good to be back and I might be slower to respond this time around, but I know I have a lot of reading to do to catch up with what everyone has been listening to.

I’ll see you all around,



John (Mirror Image)

P.S. Quickly browsing through the more recent posts on this thread, it’s good to see many members who have returned: Moonfish (Peter), Andante, etc. Welcome back, gents!
Nice to see you again John, You were missed.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2488 on: October 14, 2019, 09:57:17 AM »
Wait, wait, who on earth here was "evil"?!

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2489 on: October 14, 2019, 10:01:52 AM »
Welcome back, John!

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« Reply #2490 on: October 14, 2019, 11:42:48 AM »
Welcome back, John!
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« Reply #2491 on: October 14, 2019, 12:01:51 PM »
Wait, wait, who on earth here was "evil"?!

…he asked, twirling his mustache diabolically.

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« Reply #2492 on: October 14, 2019, 12:09:26 PM »
…he asked, twirling his mustache diabolically.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2493 on: October 14, 2019, 12:22:01 PM »
Just a public service warning for GMGers. Do not say “Moonfish” backwards three times. Do NOT.

Lets see, I could not pronounce it backwards so is it OK to write it backwards hsifnoom I tried to google it and came up with a page in Chinese and I think it is the name of a young male blogger, is it your own good self Ken aka  hsifnoom  ::)
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« Reply #2494 on: October 14, 2019, 12:37:55 PM »
Looking forward to read your posts, John!  :)
Nice to see you again John, You were missed.
Welcome back, John!
Welcome back, John!

Thank you all very much! It means a lot to me. And, Karlo, I miss our chats on Facebook, but please know that you’re still my favorite Finn. :)
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« Reply #2495 on: October 14, 2019, 01:08:05 PM »
Allow me to join the chorus welcoming you back, John! (I knew you'd return eventually. :))
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« Reply #2496 on: October 14, 2019, 01:53:14 PM »
Allow me to join the chorus welcoming you back, John! (I knew you'd return eventually. :))

Thanks, Alex! :)
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2497 on: October 14, 2019, 11:55:25 PM »
At last some good MI news in the 'Missing Members' section!

A big welcome back from me too John.

 :)

I missed your Grand Return yesterday as I was attending the London premiere of James MacMillan's 5th Symphony.

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« Reply #2498 on: October 15, 2019, 04:16:01 AM »
At last some good MI news in the 'Missing Members' section!

A big welcome back from me too John.

 :)

I missed your Grand Return yesterday as I was attending the London premiere of James MacMillan's 5th Symphony.

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Well, if I were the person in authority (which I am not), I'd consider you excused.
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« Reply #2499 on: October 15, 2019, 04:49:33 AM »
Thank you all very much! It means a lot to me.

Mirror Image John is back!!!

Should I crank up some Czech music?   8)
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