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    "Dark are the skies above, blue are the seas.
    I know this love of mine, will never die, and I love her".

    That's still my favorite Beatle song.
    These words could be considered my version.

    "darling you've been gone so long, it amazes me I still feel this strong,
    times have changed and time has gone, how could I have been so wrong?
    I just don't know what to do, when this cold dark night turns deep dark and blue,
    you're not here to talk so what more can I say,
    I'm just glad I've got this old guitar to play".
    17th century lute solo

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    Hello.

    My user-name is Ella Beck, and I joined this forum in October 2018.

    I like a wide variety of music, including early music, baroque, classical music, opera, folk music, ragtime, bluegrass, oriental music and twentieth-century popular music.

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    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-17-2018 at 17:44.
    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    I'm seeing some serious flingin'a the font.

    I was driving home on the Q.E. (The Queen Elizabeth Highway) one night in Toronto after a gig,
    and a Beethoven violin quartet came on.
    I was hearing such an intense downward spiral of sound I had to pull over and turn it up.

    I keep hearing that the skirlin'a the bagpipes is the most difficult human musical accomplishment,
    but I'm thinking Beethoven came close enough.

    My favorite Bach trivia is the fact that if one scribe wrote out all his compositions,
    it would take more than one lifetime. Guilds, you gotta love'em or leave'em.

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    Hello.

    My user-name is Ella Beck, and I joined this forum in October 2018.

    I like a wide variety of music, including early music, baroque, classical music, opera, folk music, ragtime, bluegrass, oriental music and twentieth-century popular music.

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    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    When I listen to musicians recreating the music and sounds of historic compositions,
    I always wonder what is was like living back then,
    when the sounds humans made with instruments were the loudest sounds you heard,
    unless you heard the sounds of war or a symphony using a cannon for effect.
    This is music to dance to, really dance to. Beautiful!

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    Hello.

    My user-name is Ella Beck, and I joined this forum in October 2018.

    I like a wide variety of music, including early music
    , baroque, classical music, opera, folk music, ragtime, bluegrass, oriental music and twentieth-century popular music.

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    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    I don't know how much ancestral music is part of your listening landscape, in Europe.
    Here in North America, there isn't any, unless you travel and look hard to find an open native reservation.
    I can see your ancient buildings and artwork, everything from paintings to tapestries, are real for you.

    What makes classical acoustic instrument performances real for me are TV shows.
    Here, people are mostly listening to "their music" through devices while walking.
    That shuts out all other pedestrian and traffic sounds, for me, unsafe at any walking speed.
    I gave up years ago making motions to get someone to pull out their ear buds so I could ask,
    what music are you listening to, instead of standing around waiting for traffic lights in a group that wasn't talking.
    Videos are so prevalent here, people are watching movies on devices with screens smaller than two inches square.
    If they're not watching them while traveling, that's all they have on at home.
    People have screens in every room, most of them big screens. Small screens and ordinary televisions get thrown away.
    Screens are hanging in public spaces, bus stations, building walls, from huge to large.

    In Ohio, new government statistics show that over 90% of the population has used crystal meth.
    Not every other area is this addicted, but it's still growing.

    In my home town of Welland, with a population of over 60,000, there are no local jobs for live musicians.
    There aren't any public dances. There are no children singing in the streets. This has reached Biblical proportions.
    Tweedle-dumb has lost his tweedle-dee.
    Last edited by John Watt; Oct-18-2018 at 18:51.

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    Hello.

    My user-name is Ella Beck, and I joined this forum in October 2018.

    I like a wide variety of music, including early music, baroque, classical music, opera, folk music, ragtime, bluegrass, oriental music and twentieth-century popular music.

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    Another early music favourite - Lachrimae by John Dowland.
    Guy can write - guy can play.

    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-18-2018 at 18:18.
    'Think before you speak. Read before you think.'

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    I have written to the Administrator to ask him to close this thread, which has served its purpose.
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    Another Early Music favourite:

    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-18-2018 at 18:13.
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    If my continuing replies, the only "new member" thread I'm currently posting in,
    are making you uncomfortable, you only had to mention it here.
    I think it's only fair to leave this thread open,
    so any new or old member in the future can comment on the content.
    As a global forum, someone might see your name or content,
    and contact you about something you really want to be contacted about.
    I have a great concern about excess bandwidth and over-consumption of electricity.
    This content is going to be here as long as this domain, magle.dk, is active.
    Why not keep it open as well?

    It's not easy, within the screen of this addictive technology,
    to keep yourself separated from your published word or up-loaded videos.
    I see you as being a generous person, with your attitudes to music and life,
    but I do see your request here as a selfish move.
    Not a closed door or a glass ceiling, could this be upper class British snobbery?
    Professor Marshall McCluhan described this probable computer psychology in the 60's,
    mostly in his book "The Media is the Message", where technology viewing over-rides any truth,
    and any sense of self the content provider might want as privacy.
    Jus'sayin'.
    Last edited by John Watt; Oct-18-2018 at 19:04.

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    I have felt that this thread was no longer useful since post no. 6.

    34 posts later, I wrote to the Administrator asking if he would close it for me.

    I am thinking of what will benefit the whole forum, because this forum won't survive without new members.
    Introductory threads show how new members are treated, and new members want to feel that people are listening and responding to what they are actually saying.

    I have started a number of threads on musical subjects and am happy to respond to any forum member who posts relevantly and courteously on those threads.

    And now for some more early music while I wait for this thread to be allowed to fade.

    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-18-2018 at 23:20.
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    Please be advised that this is my last posting for this thread,
    unless requested.
    And to only be open and honest with you, Ella Beck, as I am in my travels and travails through life,
    I betcha the admins are sitting back watching our replies and retorts and getting off on it.
    You are a very enthusiastic poster, seeing you going through new members who not only faded away,
    but disappeared.
    In real life, offline if you will, I still have the same attitude as when I was walking off stage.
    I could walk up to anybody and start talking and it always led to something good for me.
    I know I'm full of myself, but that's only because I have never let anyone else inside me.
    And hey... I'm very left-handed. I was born that way. Watt more can I say?

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    Thank you for respecting my wish that this thread should close now.

    I know Krummhorn, the administrator here, from another forum that I belong to, and I do not think that that would be his attitude at all.

    I have always found him sympathetic, helpful and professional.

    As I have said, I like to read posts that are courteous and relevant to the thread title, and I joined MIMF because I love music.

    And music is, really, all that I care to talk about on this once-vibrant forum.
    Last edited by Ella Beck; Oct-20-2018 at 11:56.
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    I hope, then, that this is the last post that I shall make on my own introductory thread.

    Live long & prosper, everyone.

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