I hope so! I've enjoyed your contributions to the forum.
Originally Posted by jayne lee wilson
By the way - I exempt myself from the "chummy old gentleman" label - I'm much more of a curmudgeonly old fart.
Jayne, good morning, I bear nobody any illwill and am sure your contributions are as welcome as anyone's.
Perhaps as a newcomer you don't realise that,although we try to stay on topic, two or three conversations usually go on simultaneously on any popular thread. I hav e many times been ignored or passed over for the main subject of the thread but usually get back in there later. No-one meant to upset you but you did rather spoil a touching reunion with FHG. As the chummy old woman/lady that dear Chris referred to, I can assure you that music means as much to me as anyone, having spent my life working in the music world.
Please relax, we all need these MBs and speaking for myself it is my link with a past life. Okay?
WEll, I've never bragged about my equipment - I'm too much of a gentleman.
Originally Posted by Ventilhorn
I don't see why newcomers should 'show humility', unless it's to bolster the egos of some of the rather more pompous members. Who knows, a necomer to the board could be one of the most distinguished performers - even more distinguished than Ventilhorn.
I really do believe the message given to Roger Wright by the BBC for 2008 onwards must have been to widen the appeal of the Proms to more people. Hence for purists and traditionalists a proportion of what is now really an 'arts festival' including poetry, light music, even turntable 'scratching' with orchestra and comedy/fringe performers, with the big screen and live simultaneous Last Nights around the UK, is bound to disappoint and appear to lower standards.
Originally Posted by tsuji-giri