Hi Tom,<Slight laugh> Aw, the Midi Mag list wasn't that bad. I once was the moderator of a Religion board for about two or three years. We had Good Christians, reactionary Christians, Foolish Christians, and then we had boat loads of Witches, Pagans, Atheists, Agnostics, Taoists, Buddhists, loads of Homosexuals, and a lot of others I've forgotten, oh, and one Satanist.
It was a very lively group and we would easily have 50 to 200 posts per 24 hour period.
There were several times when the fur would really fly fast and furious. I thought the Midi Mag up roar was about a 6 on a scale from one to ten.
As in all groups, there are the few that just like to stir things up, just to see the fur fly as entertainment.
Sadly, and unfortunately, the group that I had the most difficult time with was not the Witches, Pagans, Atheists, Agnostics, Taoists, Buddhists, Homosexuals, or the one Satanist.
Many times, the wrong words are said at the wrong time.But, I digress here into a topic that has nothing to do with being a real musician, and it is not my wish to cause another distraction from music and playing it.
In fact, I apologize for saying too much already. I probably should have sat on my hands again, but I didn't. Dave H. At 08:26 AM 10/6/2009, you wrote:
All I can say, Steph, is Wow! I've been on that list for, I don't know, somewhere between 15 and 20 years and I've never seen it totally self-destruct like this. It's really pretty sad.Tom ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steph" <stephieb1961@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Hi there. I can just imagine and love to hear anything you do. Very talented you are.Well I've been booted off that list now lol. Steph At 11:14 PM 10/5/2009 -0700, you wrote:Glad to be here. Climate seems a lot more sunny. Took a quick look at the archive--before it has had a chance to grow to 16,547 messages... I tried to open that server for Teamtalk, but that was perhaps not the right thing to do, for my system said that "internet Explorer cannot open this server" or some such thing.Anyway, just came home from choir practice. We're getting ready for Christmas and are doing Carols, some in tricky arrangements. One of them is "Deck the Hall" arranged by David Wilcox in a fugue-like counterpoint. I've almost gotten two thirds of it--no recording of that, though, anywhere on the net.I'm also working on a presentation of "rounds, catches, and glees". That will be presented by me, and I'll have ten or so singers to help me demonstrate the various types of rounds, and we'll have some easy ones for audience participation. Preparing audio files and collecting sheet music, and making copies, and burning CD's for that has been pretty intense. I've been recording the parts separately and together, so people can learn on their own as well as during our rehearsals. We have until Nov 7 to get it ready to perform.Then, there's always the weekly radio show. For a while, I've been taking it easy and aired a series I found on the net--Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Great adaptation by Betty Robertson, and she's turned that short story into 53 15-minute episodes. It's saved my life since I got back from vacation. All I've had to do is use a bit of EQ to fix some fuzzy passages (vintage sound files, you know), some normalization or volume fixes by hand, edit out all these intro and outtros between the episodes and make one hour-long one for each Sunday night.Rob, my partner, also does his own Sunday night show, so we have had to turn our sitting-room into a part studio for him, so we don't get in each other's hair.That's more than you wanted to hear from me, but cheers, and looking forward to a fun-filled cruise. Maybe I'll finally get up the nerve and submit something--I've actually composed an adaptation of "Six Days on the Road" based on our traumatic vehicle almost breakdown at several stages during our trip home from music camp this August...Grin, Gudrun At 09:02 PM 10/5/2009, you wrote:The most graceous and sweet natured and creative lady Gudrun has just climbed aboard.Welcome my dear.We've got some nice goodies here like web archives, and a voice chat server that we're working on, it's up and running now but we're not through with it yet.It's a teamtalk server and the host name is realmusicians.slyip.com pw is cattail You can get the software over at http://www.bearware.dk/index.php?pageid=teamtalkI'm going to compile all this useful info in to the welcome message soon, we've only been up a couple days so hang tight, we'll have fun and resurrect the old spirit of love and acceptance which used to be over at you know where 'grin'.I think Ross mcgregor will come over here, and I just invited DJX, we'll see what happens.Enjoy and I know your over there probably doing 10 things at once 'grin'.The printers came today and left Julie's inserts, wow you know what those guys did?they gave us more inserts and cut the price in half.Image maker is truly a great company to work with here to do printing, they don't have cd printing yet, I been bugging them about that, but they do very nice inserts and anything else, and they make it easy for blind folks, knotching corners and such and hand deliver stuff.There a christian run company, they're actually the print shot for St. Francis Hospital I believe, but they do out of shop stuff too.They're pricing and service is just so good, I almost just don't mind not having the direct on cd printing, but I'd like to find a good option for that at some point, thermal printing seems to be the cheapest and most practical but you know, it's the whole sighted thing, we'll eat that elephant when the demand gets great enough, but so far, so good.No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.comVersion: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.14.3/2415 - Release Date: 10/05/09 06:19:00Gudrun Web: gudrunbrunot.com__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4484 (20091006) __________The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com