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    Country or Contemporary?

    Are you guys tired of just country or contempory styled stuff?
    I remember when I was growing up you had the modern look or the
    natural look. I just loved the Hi Tech look of the 80s. Why can't
    we look hi tech today since we are at least in another century and
    it's past the year 2000! Everything where I live either looks like
    it survived the victorian era or the pioneer days! What do you have
    to say about what styles you see?
    judy tooley

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    Hi Judy,

    Give me Country Music over Contemporary Music anyday of the week.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    Wow! An answer that quick! I don't really like contempory that much
    either. Just give me the dance craze music I loved as a teen and that's
    disco! I also liked the natural sounds of blue grass music over what
    country music they stamp out of Nashville these days! The sounds
    of Kentucky is almost extinct except for the movie scores of O' Brother
    Where art Thou. To me it's as much a classic as Beethoven's Song
    of Joy. Some of us southerners kinda miss some of it. I also like Cajun
    music. Now that to me is blue grass with a dance beat!
    judy tooley

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    Contemporary music of today is soooo depressing for me. Seems everything is written in a minor key ... can't contemporary be happy, I mean why all the sadness and dirge like sounds. Most of our contemporary service hymns are all in minor keys ... give me a good rousing Lutheran hymn over this contemporary crap ... especially rap crap!

    Country music ... love it ... good foot stompin' stuff ... long live the Grand Ole Opry!!
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    Thanks Krummhorn! Guys, I'm not talking about the music, I'm talking about
    the style people are wearing and as well buildings. Music is not the only
    thing that is contempory.

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    Hear, hear Krummhorn - I do too love a rousing Lutheran Hymn over the mealy-mouthed pap being peddled as music in many protestant churches.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Oops ... sorry Judy ...

    Ok ... clothing: contemporary seems a bit too revealing. No wonder there are more sex crimes than before - nothing much is left to the imagination anymore.

    Contemporary buildings: these are really neat to see, although I appreciate the efforts of many preserving the old traditional buildings. They seem more proactive in this in Europe - when I was in Rome in 1992, there were constant refurbishing efforts ongoing on lots of the centuries old buildings - this was so nice to see. Seems here in the US, we simply demolish an old building to either make more roads (and more traffic jams) or just another parking lot. We, in the US, are destroying history ... Europe gets along fine and will enjoy these historic places for future centuries and still move people about as they have done for many years.
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    Contemporary style, Judy, leaves me wondering what they teach in all the design academies these days.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Contemporary style, Judy, leaves me wondering what they teach in all the design academies these days.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    Right on, Corno Dolce ... sometimes I get the impression that all someone needs these days to design contemporary clothing is saran wrap, tin foil and a hot glue gun ... lol ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Oops ... sorry Judy ...

    Ok ... clothing: contemporary seems a bit too revealing. No wonder there are more sex crimes than before - nothing much is left to the imagination anymore.
    That's contentious, Krummhorn.

    Are you suggesting that women are responsible for crimes of a sexual nature and that they should wear a burka so that they don't 'tempt' those men who just can't control themselves?

    Personally, I would hate to go back to the days of corsets and miles of skirts. No freedom of movement – how difficult just to do ordinary things?

    On buildings – in the UK over the years, we've been close to criminally negligent in terms of neglecting old buildings. Hopefully this is improving – and we do now have some super new buildings. But I was in Paris just over a week ago and one of the pleasures of that place is that it is essentially a 19th-century city.

    So as far as I am concerned, there's a place for the old and for the new. After all, I wouldn't want to choose between this



    and this


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    Ummm, Sybarite, Ummm - most respectfully, methinks Krummhorn was not advocating that we turn back the clock to 19th clothing styles

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Sybarite I can do that too! I go to a church that is inside a 83 year old
    building and it's really an antique work of art. The last church I went
    to was only about ten years old and it looked like a barn the way it
    was designed. Look at my collection of buildings when you look up the
    art gallery.
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Ummm, Sybarite, Ummm - most respectfully, methinks Krummhorn was not advocating that we turn back the clock to 19th clothing styles

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    Corno Dolce,

    I'm as sure as I can be that your analysis is absolutely correct – but, in my best philosophical mode, I was attempting to show what could be read into what Krummhorn had posted.

    So, in this case, if you link clothing styles with sexual crimes, then you imply that someone is 'asking for it' (a phrase used many times in the UK) if they dress in a fashion that 'provokes'. Once you go down that road, then the inevitable consequence, it seems to me, is that you reach a point where you say that it is the responsibility of the potential victim to dress in such a way as to completely dissuade assault. Therefore, you end up with one of the arguments for the burka.

    I do hope that nobody – and most particularly Krummhorn in this case – thinks that I was having a go at them, because that was certainly not my intent. But since the issue has been raised, it is an interesting philosophical question and I do think that the old philosophical technique of taking something to its 'logical' extreme to show it up for what it is has value here.

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    Understood and acknowleged, Sybarite. Methinks Krummhorn has a thick hide, which comes with the territory when one has served as an organist in a Church for a long time like he has - sorta like callouses on one's hands one gets after much manual labor with pick and shovel or hammer and chisel.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybarite View Post
    . . . I do hope that nobody – and most particularly Krummhorn in this case – thinks that I was having a go at them, because that was certainly not my intent. But since the issue has been raised, it is an interesting philosophical question and I do think that the old philosophical technique of taking something to its 'logical' extreme to show it up for what it is has value here.
    Hi Sybarite,

    No offense taken ... I enjoy the casual debate ... and I certainly have lots of respect for your opinions as well.

    It is as Corno Dolce stated ... and I'm also "old school" in the way I was reared as a child. I was only using the saran wrap and hot glue as an illustration point as to the lack of ingenuity on the part of present day clothes designers.
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