Ten years on CMG

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jbuck919
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Ten years on CMG

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:10 am

Birthdays are often remembered here. Posting totals have become less significant because there have been instances where posts were wiped out. (In 2005 we were hacked and all the posts of some of our most prolific posters were deleted.) An anniversary may mean something or not. If you sort our member list by seniority, there are some who are still active, some who post only occasionally, and some we have not heard from in a long time.

But a tenth anniversary is a tenth anniversary, and CMG has been consistently important to me throughout that time. It has seen me through thick and thin. My opportunities for intelligent discourse on music (and many other topics) are limited. I have learned more here than I can say, and have enjoyed your online company tremendously. In some cases, I have been able to enjoy your company in person. No deep thoughts or elaborate prose here. I just want to say thank you, to Lance who maintains our board, and to all our members.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:57 am

jbuck919 wrote: I have learned more here than I can say, and have enjoyed your online company tremendously. In some cases, I have been able to enjoy your company in person. No deep thoughts or elaborate prose here. I just want to say thank you, to Lance who maintains our board, and to all our members.
Agree completely-thank you Lance and all! Regards, Len

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by Cosima___J » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:29 pm

John, you're a valuable contributor to our little band of Pubsters.

Hope we'll all be here for another 10 years. :D

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by Donald Isler » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:53 pm

Interesting, John, that you remember the date you joined CMG. I remember all sorts of other dates but would have to look up the date I joined (though I usually remember the birthdays of most of my friends here). Anyway, I'm glad you chose to mark the occasion, as you're one of the people whose participation makes this site interesting and worthwhile. Hopefully, we'll have many more years here!
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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by barney » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:46 am

I know when you joined, Donald - 21 May 2003.

The date sits under your name on the left. :D

Some people here make intelligent comments, but I compensate for that as much as possible.

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:33 am

barney wrote:I know when you joined, Donald - 21 May 2003.

The date sits under your name on the left. :D
Barney my date for Donald says this:
Joined: Tue May 20, 2003 12:01 pm

it's only a 1 day difference though! Regards, Len :)

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by Donald Isler » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:33 am

Yes, I could have checked my own date. Didn't look there when I made my previous comment. Probably you're both right about the date I joined, Barney and Lenny, as Barney's 16 hours ahead of us!
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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:09 am

Donald Isler wrote: Probably you're both right about the date I joined, Barney and Lenny, as Barney's 16 hours ahead of us!
Donald thanks--hadn't thought about that! Regards, Len :)

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by barney » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:31 pm

Donald Isler wrote:Yes, I could have checked my own date. Didn't look there when I made my previous comment. Probably you're both right about the date I joined, Barney and Lenny, as Barney's 16 hours ahead of us!
I hadn't thought of that either, but why would we when we didn't know that we had different times for you. Interesting.

Australia may be only 16 hours ahead chronologically, but it is - of course - years ahead in all other respects, especially the gentle humility of its citizens. Australians believe this fact to be so universally known - we are godzone (God's own) - that I'm not sure why I'm bothering to remind you.

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by piston » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:45 pm

About the gentle nature of Australians, and do forgive this highly impressionistic testimony from a two time traveller to Sydney: women are STRONG in Australia! Those of them I have met were opinionated and not shy at all. "Gentle" does not begin to describe my brief encounters with Sydney women. :lol:
In the eyes of those lovers of perfection, a work is never finished—a word that for them has no sense—but abandoned....(Paul Valéry)

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by rwetmore » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:46 pm

It seems longer than 10 years to me.
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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by Chalkperson » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:21 am

rwetmore wrote:It seems longer than 10 years to me.
Your Climate Thread seemed like ten years too...
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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by Auntie Lynn » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:00 am

Joined Classical Insites early 1997. First friend was Uncle Ralph Stein. Also Miz Marfy, the Dainty Fairy Vampira Librarina, Nightmare Alice, etc. etc. It was a lot of fun. Took tremendous heat for mentioning that I was a working musician. Horrors!

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by lennygoran » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:03 am

Auntie Lynn wrote:Joined Classical Insites early 1997. First friend was Uncle Ralph Stein. Also Miz Marfy, the Dainty Fairy Vampira Librarina, Nightmare Alice, etc. etc. It was a lot of fun. Took tremendous heat for mentioning that I was a working musician. Horrors!
I see where it says you joined CMG:

Joined: Wed May 21, 2003 11:42 pm

Was Classical Insites what CMG was before it became CMG or another forum? Regards, Len

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by Auntie Lynn » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:02 am

Yes, Classical Insites morphed into CMG, PLUS a couple of sites in between. The only person I ever met was Utah Bill, he took me to lunch late 1999 - tremendous guy, liked modern music and was in town for a big local concert of premieres... About the "sites in between" apparently, there's a lot of work that goes in to maintaining these sites so a shout out to Lance and Corlyss might be in order...kiss kiss!

BTW, Sitetronics was one of the "in-betweeners" - if anybody remembers that. I originally joined for BIG WALTZ suggestions (that I did not already have) for my job. Never got any, but hung on anyway... Mark Anstendig showed up at work one day but security at my employer's is so tight, they have double doors accessible only by card entry plus three big Mike Tyson types there in case anybody gets "wreckless" - intellectual property, you know...

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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:09 pm

Auntie Lynn wrote:Joined Classical Insites early 1997. First friend was Uncle Ralph Stein. Also Miz Marfy, the Dainty Fairy Vampira Librarina, Nightmare Alice, etc. etc. It was a lot of fun. Took tremendous heat for mentioning that I was a working musician. Horrors!
Except for Ralph, I would have been scared off just by the screen names.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Re: Ten years on CMG

Post by barney » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:19 pm

piston wrote:About the gentle nature of Australians, and do forgive this highly impressionistic testimony from a two time traveller to Sydney: women are STRONG in Australia! Those of them I have met were opinionated and not shy at all. "Gentle" does not begin to describe my brief encounters with Sydney women. :lol:
You are right of course, compared with Americans. But compared with the strong, tough, intelligent, brave, compassionate, active, sun-bronzed, charming Australian men, Australian women come across as gentle. I clean my teeth with a barbed wire fence, for example.

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