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Offline Karli

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #50 on: May 27, 2009, 07:47:18 PM »
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #51 on: May 27, 2009, 07:51:31 PM »
You must be on weed to come out with that.

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #52 on: May 27, 2009, 08:42:29 PM »
what if are the great pianists ever had a piano competition? who would win? all I know is that the more contemporary you have to play the less of a chance Murray Perahia would win  ;D
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #53 on: May 27, 2009, 08:55:24 PM »
What if our inner beings, as persons, pianists, musicians, were a statue, fully encased in a mass of stone, and everything we learn from birth, every honest effort, every piece of music, were like chiseling away at the lump of stone to find the statue within ?

And what if, after we have chiseled for many years, the form becomes fully apparent, and at that precise moment, turns into malleable clay ?

And what if, as clay, our inner beings could grow, could increase in all that is life, but these days are numbered and feel as though they are only moments ?

And what if, at that point which we think of as "death," it is really our clay turning back into stone, and in the next life we must chisel again for years to free the form, to have our inner being turn to clay, to grow for so few moments, and then turn back into stone ?

What if I printed this out and put it on my nightstand for tonight?
What if it sounded not like "on weed" but like Michelangelo and Leonardo and Goethe together?

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #54 on: May 28, 2009, 12:43:38 AM »
What if the piano had feelings like a human being?

Then my piano would have many booboos and it would have a messed up soul.
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #55 on: May 31, 2009, 10:34:06 AM »
What if the universe evolved from a drop of water?

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #56 on: June 01, 2009, 01:44:27 AM »
what if hanon exercises were actually meant to help with toe dexterity?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #57 on: June 01, 2009, 02:15:30 AM »
What if I actually thought about developing some toe dexterity at one point?
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«Reply #58 on: June 01, 2009, 11:53:14 AM »
what if hanon exercises were actually meant to help with toe dexterity?
They might be just that if organists were to use them as practice material...

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #59 on: June 01, 2009, 10:27:42 PM »
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #60 on: June 02, 2009, 09:31:00 PM »
They might be just that if organists were to use them as practice material...

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As an organist, I'd never thought of Hanon for pedal exercises but they would be the ultimate exercise for pedal dexterity!!

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #61 on: June 03, 2009, 12:19:54 PM »
What if Gelato were NOT a clear evidence of Intelligent Design?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #62 on: June 03, 2009, 01:01:31 PM »
What if Intelligent Design is a clear evidence for Gelato?



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Re: What if ?
«Reply #63 on: June 03, 2009, 06:39:06 PM »
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #64 on: June 03, 2009, 07:27:23 PM »
What if feelings can get stomped down into the ground and never to arise again???   ??? ???
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #65 on: June 04, 2009, 01:38:54 AM »
what if I had a face lift and constantly looked like this: :D ?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #66 on: June 04, 2009, 10:20:28 AM »
what if mozart became a member of da sdc?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #67 on: June 04, 2009, 02:27:29 PM »
what if.. my OC become reality? DX
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #68 on: June 04, 2009, 10:03:39 PM »
What if ....the ocean's surf suddenly stopped rolling in?

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #69 on: June 10, 2009, 08:56:51 PM »
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #70 on: June 12, 2009, 04:18:00 AM »
what if everything in the world is just a figment of our imaginations?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #71 on: June 12, 2009, 07:00:19 AM »
What if we just entered a new geologic period called the TriClassic Period?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #72 on: June 16, 2009, 10:57:47 AM »
What if our Moon looked like this?


Or this?

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #73 on: June 16, 2009, 11:08:40 AM »
Our moon is too big to look like that.
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #74 on: June 17, 2009, 03:24:11 AM »
What if our moon actually had a seam running around its middle? :)

What if we made a little "Death Star" moon to also orbit the Earth?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #75 on: June 17, 2009, 06:09:49 AM »
what if I could split the moon into half by removing the seam?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #76 on: June 19, 2009, 01:04:40 PM »
What If tomorrow all racism, gay hate, sexism and violence disappeared
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #77 on: June 19, 2009, 01:45:07 PM »
What If tomorrow all racism, gay hate, sexism and violence disappeared
In other words: what if tomorrow humanity disappeared? :D
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #78 on: June 20, 2009, 06:25:09 AM »
What if I were the Last of the Mohicans?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #79 on: June 20, 2009, 10:01:40 AM »
What if there were no misunderstandings.     
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«Reply #80 on: June 20, 2009, 10:52:35 AM »
what if pianostreet had its own piano competition?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #81 on: June 26, 2009, 08:59:09 AM »
what if I can divide by 0?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #82 on: June 26, 2009, 11:54:38 AM »

busses and trains were running on time.
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #83 on: June 26, 2009, 05:01:13 PM »
piano were as easy as sleeping in
dignity, love and joy.

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«Reply #84 on: June 28, 2009, 10:22:41 PM »
What if piano music was used in all movies?
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«Reply #85 on: June 29, 2009, 12:27:13 AM »
What if the internet, or the internet you see, is actually only people within say... 50 miles of your location?
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«Reply #86 on: June 29, 2009, 12:31:41 AM »
What if the internet, or the internet you see, is actually only people within say... 50 miles of your location?

That would be cool!    8)
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«Reply #87 on: June 29, 2009, 12:43:27 AM »

what if I just fly away, like a bird.......
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«Reply #88 on: June 29, 2009, 12:50:37 AM »
That would be cool!    8)

What if I was a bit freaked out by that thought a few times?
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«Reply #89 on: June 29, 2009, 02:43:32 AM »
What if... everyone suddenly disappeared from PS?
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Re: What if ?
«Reply #90 on: June 29, 2009, 03:19:28 AM »
What if... everyone suddenly disappeared from PS?

 :o    :o   Oh, my! 
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«Reply #91 on: June 30, 2009, 02:52:35 AM »
What if my brain and body are too old to learn much anymore?  What if this is it?
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«Reply #92 on: June 30, 2009, 03:07:56 AM »
What if we couldn' speak outloud?   :-X   :-X
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«Reply #93 on: June 30, 2009, 03:28:10 AM »
What if we had text colors back so I could post something in black and make it appear like I couldn't speak?
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«Reply #94 on: June 30, 2009, 04:35:49 AM »
What if I post my 1000 post by tomorrow?    :o   :o   ;D    8)
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«Reply #95 on: June 30, 2009, 05:39:12 AM »
What if Trix wasn't for kids?
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«Reply #96 on: June 30, 2009, 06:55:35 AM »
What if "Go" had named herself after the opening word in Ezra Pound's Envoi?

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Re: What if ?
«Reply #97 on: June 30, 2009, 10:11:35 AM »
Ezra Pound's Envoi?


Please, enlighten me, I don't know what that is.

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«Reply #98 on: June 30, 2009, 11:20:32 AM »
What if Trix wasn't for kids?

Probably a different type of trix.  And a different type of rabbit. "Trix are for... adults only."  Sounds a little more sinister.
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«Reply #99 on: June 30, 2009, 11:27:13 AM »
Please, enlighten me, I don't know what that is.

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Go, dumb-born book,
Tell her that sang me once that song of Lawes:
Hadst thou but song
As thou hast subjects known,
Then were there cause in thee that should condone
Even my faults that heavy upon me lie
And build her glories their longevity.
Tell her that sheds
Such treasure in the air,
Recking naught else but that her graces give
Life to the moment,
I would bid them live
As roses might, in magic amber laid,
Red overwrought with orange and all made
One substance and one colour
Braving time.
Tell her that goes
With song upon her lips
But sings not out the song, nor knows
The maker of it, some other mouth,
May be as fair as hers,
Might, in new ages, gain her worshippers,
When our two dusts with Waller's shall be laid,
Siftings on siftings in oblivion,
Till change hath broken down
All things save Beauty alone.


There you have it - Envoi, by the American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972). Incidentally, I'm sure that Thal in particular will be delighted for me to mention that extracts from the same poet's rather better known Cantos were set last year by the poet's compatriot Elliott Carter (b.1908) and he was present at their première in the Aldeburgh Festival, UK a few days ago.

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