Started by Florestan, April 10, 2021, 08:30:33 AM
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Quote from: OrchestralNut on April 12, 2021, 11:35:46 AMYes, some of the famous (infamous) characters of GMG over the years:Rob NewmanRod CorkinPink Harp (Unrepentant Pelleastrian) - which I always seemed to misread as Unrepentant Palestinian SaulSeanTeresa*James*James - I wonder if he is still around, in some form or another? I remember the James bingo card, which was quite humourous.
Quote from: OrchestralNut on April 12, 2021, 11:43:29 AMCorkin I think was the major Handel fan, who claimed Handel was the greatest composer ever, while Bach was a second or third rate hack.
Quote from: BWV 1080 on April 12, 2021, 12:13:22 PMAlthough if anyone is feeling nostalgic, I bet you could locate Sean on a sex offender registry somewhere
Quote from: Crudblud on April 12, 2021, 11:01:16 AMOf course, everywhere on the internet has trolls, but this place is relatively unspoiled in that regard. I think we had Saul over on TC. Aside from his really tacky original music, I remember he posted a lot of pro-Israel propaganda. Does that sound like the same guy?
Quote from: BWV 1080 on April 12, 2021, 11:02:28 AMAnd Saul 'Mendelssohn is the only kosher composer except for me' whatshisnamehas weirdears (chris was his name if I recall) ever resurfaced?
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on April 12, 2021, 12:15:25 PMThat would be "Handel and Beethoven", the only 2 composers worth even bothering with. To give the devil his due, he initiated me to period instrument performance, for which I shall be forever grateful. Actually, he made me realize that I already had a lot of PI recordings, and they were among my favorites but I didn't really know they were PI or HIP. So despite Rod's issues, and my distaste for Handel notwithstanding, I have a hard time saying bad about him. Other than the 'pompous twit' bit, of course....
Quote from: Stürmisch Bewegt on April 12, 2021, 01:02:53 PMCorkin has his own music forum; I was on it for the briefest of brief moments years ago. It made me question the purpose and value of music fora; thankfully, GMG is WAY MORE USER FRIENDLY 0:). Can't even remember my handel, er handle now. It was very regimented: Corkin rules the roost and he gets upset if he doesn't agree with where a post belongs (often debatable) but what really made me cease and desist was a diatribe of his, of Scarlatti. Corkin sees him as nothing more than sheer ornamentation. His pronouncements are uttered with such certainty and utter conviction it really turned me off and I never looked back.
Quote from: Crudblud on April 11, 2021, 11:36:37 PMI tend to engage with forums from a cautious distance these days (folks who knew me on TC will likely understand why I now take a reserved approach), but I do value GMG ahead of others I've spent time on. It is wonderful to have so many people of varying experiences and tastes together in one place for the simple enjoyment of good music. Despite the wide diversity of thought I've encountered here, I've never seen attempts by one to force the rightness of their opinions down the throats of others, nor squabbling over the best this or greatest that. Without a trace of hyperbole I say that GMG is the most laid back, least combative forum I've ever been involved with. Political discussion will of course be the exception that proves the rule, but as far as the "mission" of this place goes, never was there a more pleasant environment in which to explore the great traditions of western music.So, I will also join in the giving of thanks to everyone who contributes their time and knowledge to make this place what it is.
Quote from: Mirror Image on April 12, 2021, 02:40:51 PMSo I have to ask as I'm mainly curious, what was the deal with Pink Harp? I see that he was obsessed with Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, which I can identify with as I love this opera as well, but he might have taken the obsession to a whole new level.
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on April 12, 2021, 03:57:18 PMHe did take it to a new level. Pelléas and the Faun obsessed him although he admitted he loved some Wagner too. Pink Harps' name was Eric. Someone, not me, photoshopped this:Sarge
Quote from: Cato on April 12, 2021, 04:27:54 PMYes, "a whole new level" is right! I recall that often his comments' denominator was "Yes, but in Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande ..."And if you dared to dispute that D's P & M was maybe NOT THE GREATEST WORK EVER...you were just looking for a metaphorical ocular contusion!
Quote from: André on April 12, 2021, 04:46:52 PMMichel is one dude who caused real havoc. He's been banned multiple times - kept re-entering by a back door, basement window, even sewer pipes. He just couldn't stay away. A real crackpot, that one.
Quote from: Mirror Image on April 12, 2021, 05:13:20 PMWhat was this GMG troll's 'claim to fame'? I'm not sure if I remember this member or not.
Quote from: Brian on April 12, 2021, 05:54:18 PMWhen you guys say Michel, do you mean Michael "M Forever" or someone else? M Forever was a really smart, knowledgeable member, I think a double bass player who had been in several German orchestras, but who unfortunately was amazingly rude and insulting to anyone he disagreed with. I don't remember Michel.
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