Wow! What a friendly place! I thought most of you lot died out with the dinosaurs. What a shame you didn't, because history is littered, nay, infected by feeble-minded clowns like yourselves. And history invariably removes them from distinction.
So, Guy told me about his wonderful DIGITAL renditions of the Chopin works: can I say works, or do I have to have a certain amount of music degrees to even talk about "works" ? Presumably you've all got DVD players, and are communicating on this forum by purely digital means, right? My God the hypocrisy of your tawdry, elitist little forum smells bad from where I'm typing ( in a virtual bunker, somewhere off the Death Star, in a galaxy far,far away ).
So, here in the unspeakable and unacceptable nether regions of the e-world, can I immediately say that Mr. Bacos, in no way, shape or form, encouraged me to join in this pathetic, inconsequential community of nobodies, who like to think they are somebodies. Never of heard of any of you, actually. Ummm pianolady: you wouldn't be related to Elton John would you? Your appraisal about interpretation makes you, I would guess, about 220 years old, am I right? If you know your history, which you clearly don't ( or you are foolishly choosing to ignore it to promote your dumb argument ) you will realise that the pianoforte,when it first came on the scene was laughed at and was shunned by the equivalent to the cobweb-encrusted fools that are mouldering in this daft little internet backwater. I could explain, with great precision, why you are so hilariously WRONG in your appraisal of what constitutes a real performance, but it would obviously go right over you tiny head. Are you sure you're not related to Elton John?
And "techneut": wow, what kind of musical term is that? Are you a DJ or something? MC Techneut. Sounds really sick, I think is the oxymoronic term for it. You weren't not too sharp to see your cheap insult about wetsuits being roundly turned on its metaphorical head and bite you on the posterior, were we? Mr. Synergy makes some coherent and clever points about the use of technology as a communication tool , IN THE 21st CENTURY, and you come back with a childish jibe about his pseudonym.See, life in the cyberworld of forums and e-communication is full of nasty, vicious reptiles, like ME! If you try to get smart, I'll bite you so hard, you'll have to go to the nearest e-clinic, and you'll not be DJ-ing for while,lol! See: Lol: Laughs Out Loud.... Geddit?! It's an internet acronym.... forgeddit.
While we're at it, MC Techneut said:"I am a programmer and IT guy myself, and I understand that new technology is attractive to many people. But if this is the future of piano playing, I feel sad. It is like watching these movies where you don't know if anything you see is real or not, or looking at airbrushed models with skins like the finest quality paper. I may be getting old but all this technology applied to art disgusts me. I'll have the warts, moles and scars any time......" sic Do you actually realise that you have the mind of a small pea, coming up with utter nonsense like that? You call yourself an " IT guy" ( what's that: Interesting Italian? ), yet eschew technology as a tool for expressing art. Actually you, and your anachronistic cronies, who delude themselves in thinking that they know better (doing a bad job thus far,dude ), are on the verge of a merciful extinction. No-one will know anything about you in a couple of weeks, let alone a couple of decades, if you're not already languishing in oblivion. And, oh, MC Techneut, don't get all clever and quasi- philosophical on us, talking about watching movies where you ( should be "one" BAD English, MC ) don't know what is real or not. Ummm, sorry to wake you up, but NONE OF IT IS REAL ! IT'S A MOVIE! That's what movies are: unreality, expressing reality. You see, Eisenstein said.....ah forget it. You wouldn't understand. So, when you listen you a RECORDING of a piano performance by Rubenstein ( guess you don't ), that must be so hard for you to take, right? 'Cos it's not real!!!! Get over the shock, man! Life isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Anyway, I digress. I have absolutely no agenda, here, expect to exterminate all musical idiots, and this place is infested with them, like nasty 'roaches. Mr. Bacos straddles two worlds with admirable virtuosity. One, as a very fine pianist; the other, in my view, as an even finer composer, who shows the utmost integrity and passion for his craft, be it the interpreting of others' music, or the rendering of his own. You lot, on the other hand, are a bunch of ossified, myopic snobs, who have failed miserably to show even some historical knowledge of the field of expertise you claim to be ,er, expert in. Viz: regarding the place of progressive use of technology and its role in the arts.
So, fellow intelligentsia, bring it on: I will slay you all, one by one. I know I will be banned from your silly little community, so I have one parting thing to say: BOO!
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