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« on: April 06, 2017, 11:13:59 PM »

I've been out for a minute now cause I've been busy with auditions and school work and competitions and taking care of my kid and stuff but now I'm back!!!

*everyone on groans*

but I'll probably only be active for a little while cause I'm still kinda busy

*everyone cheers*

I'm obnoxious but at least I'm not boring.  Well I still might be boring.  I don't care though.

ANYWAYS...

I have a recital coming up on April 22nd (I'm doing a marathon the same day but that's another discussion for another post another day) and I need to make a flyer/poster to post in the concert hall building and music building.

SO...  I was thinking...

I HATE how EVERYONE does the same stuff!  They're wearing a suit or a dress and they have a professional photo with make up and editing and everything and they're holding their instrument or sitting next to the piano smiling.  IT'S BORING!!!  Dude whenever I see that I literally walk by and I'm like 'oh another junior recital...'  I don't even bother to see what the program is.  It's unoriginal and it doesn't catch my eye.  WHICH DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF ADVERTISEMNT.

So recently I just did my first underwear shoot and the photos came out NICE.  So I'm thinking what if I just used on of those photos?  Or a shirtless one from one of my other shoots.  Sex sells, and whether or not it'll generate a positive reaction, I'll still GET A REACTION.  I'd rather be remembered for being inappropriate, daring, funny, or sexy than being remembered for being unmemorable.  And people give Yuja Wan a lot of trash for wearing what she wears to concerts but I have NO PROBLEM with it.  If you have a hot body why would you not use it to market yourself!  And she doesn't care what other people think.  I like her a lot. 

So initially that's probably what you guys are thinking.  It's inappropriate, right?  WHY???  Dude I'm playing the Gaspard and the Le Gibet is about a dude who was lynched.  Mozart wrote an opera about a brothel, madrigals are all about sex, operas are all about violence and sex, and there's thousands of naked paintings, pictures, portraits, sculptures, and statues in museums and churches AND PEOPLE TAKE THEIR KIDS TO SEE THIS STUFF.  Sure I guess sex was romanticized back then?  BUT THAT WAS BACK THEN!  THIS IS NOW AND PEOPLE ARE STILL OKAY WITH THIS KIND OF THING.  So what's the difference with me advertizing my concert shirtless?

And in addition to that, isn't the purpose of art supposed to evoke a strong response in the audience?  I feel like having your run of the mill boring head shot with you smiling next to your instrment does a disservice to the music you're supposed to share with the audience.  You're advertising something that's supposed to evoke a strong reaction with something that's bland and boring.

I mean you might not think that the regular album covers or concert posters or whatever aren't boring but I do.  If that's the case then just ignore everything I just said. 

If you wanna see the photos I'm thinking of using hit me up.  Also if you're interested in the recital I'm live streaming it on facebook so add me.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 01:50:31 AM »

I agree with you. While I believe that it's okay for people to follow "boring" traditions, I don't think we should vilify others who try to break the mold. Playing a recital shirtless, not shaving, or not even wearing a suit to your recital is cool! Cheesy

I did a jeans+shirt+sneakers recital about a week ago, didn't give a damn. Not a music major so I feel like it's okay for me to be dangerous. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 02:16:55 AM »

I like to imagine that you pronounce " I'M BACK!@!@!@@@@@@@@@!!!!! " The way that crazy guy/crazy actor did in Independence Day when he flies into the Saucer.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 04:58:30 PM »

I think we'll need to see some of those underwear photos to determine whether they fit the music or not...
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 05:20:50 PM »

Agreed, let's see them!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 09:28:01 PM »









Those are the four I'm thinking of using.  The last one got me into grad school  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 11:01:40 PM »

Do you have a female or gay piano teacher?  Haha.


I didn't read all that but...
You're thinking about using underwear pics as advertisements?
You're running a marathon the day of your recital?
That's right?


Actually, if you want to make the underwear ads funnier for the recital, selectively block out the underwear.  Instead of using a black box, use something like the music or the name of the piece or composer for the music you're playing.  That will definitely be a different ad.  Or google "unnecessary censorship" for more ideas.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 04:44:39 AM »

You should make the underwear company sponsor your concerts. There are enough Steinway artists out there, you could be the first serious CK pianist...

But I thought we were going to brand you as the skater pianist? Did you not get any with your board?

There's the naked chef so why not the underwear pianist? There are enough women using their looks to advertice their talent, I think it's time for the men to do it as well. You obviously worked for those abs so why hide them?

On the other hand I personally might keep the pants on and focus on the abs. We don't want the old ladies to choke and ruin everything when you enter the stage do we? If you advertise with an underwear image it would be unfair to overdress for the actual performance...

I think the last image is so wonderfully tacky, something like that with the glasses of the first picture would definitely work! It's a pity that the first pose with the glasses on does not work if cropped to upper body only, maybe you have another?

BTW, nice to have you back...it does get a bit boring occasionally...
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 05:07:02 AM »

Do you have a female or gay piano teacher?  Haha.


I didn't read all that but...
You're thinking about using underwear pics as advertisements?
You're running a marathon the day of your recital?
That's right?


Actually, if you want to make the underwear ads funnier for the recital, selectively block out the underwear.  Instead of using a black box, use something like the music or the name of the piece or composer for the music you're playing.  That will definitely be a different ad.  Or google "unnecessary censorship" for more ideas.


I've had a female AND a gay piano teacher before

Yeah I'm doing a marathon the same day as the recital
And my professor is running it with me
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 05:08:50 AM »

You should make the underwear company sponsor your concerts. There are enough Steinway artists out there, you could be the first serious CK pianist...

But I thought we were going to brand you as the skater pianist? Did you not get any with your board?

There's the naked chef so why not the underwear pianist? There are enough women using their looks to advertice their talent, I think it's time for the men to do it as well. You obviously worked for those abs so why hide them?

On the other hand I personally might keep the pants on and focus on the abs. We don't want the old ladies to choke and ruin everything when you enter the stage do we? If you advertise with an underwear image it would be unfair to overdress for the actual performance...

I think the last image is so wonderfully tacky, something like that with the glasses of the first picture would definitely work! It's a pity that the first pose with the glasses on does not work if cropped to upper body only, maybe you have another?

BTW, nice to have you back...it does get a bit boring occasionally...


Apparently they don't like me wearing glasses very often, and I only do pictures with a skateboard if I'm doing a trick.

Well...

This is an exception

Read the text on the board

Yeah it's good to be back.  Well actually idk if it is.  I haven't done anything here yet
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 05:25:14 AM »

That's not such a bad image for you either! Much more you if you ask me...

But in this world sex probably sells better than personality  Sad

Nice board!
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 06:15:33 PM »

That's not such a bad image for you either! Much more you if you ask me...

But in this world sex probably sells better than personality  Sad

Nice board!

I just used the last one

So far I got A LOT of positive feedback lol

Maybe after Wednesday I'll try posting the black and white one
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 07:27:00 PM »

Good luck the recital and marathon.

Will you post how you feel before each?  I'm curios.


Would you also post health stats?  It doesn't look like you have a lot of body fat.  Things like weight, BMI, what you eat/macros/calories, what you do for exercise, etc.?  Also curious.
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 10:48:02 PM »

Good luck the recital and marathon.

Will you post how you feel before each?  I'm curios.


Would you also post health stats?  It doesn't look like you have a lot of body fat.  Things like weight, BMI, what you eat/macros/calories, what you do for exercise, etc.?  Also curious.

Actually I just rolled my ankle really bad kickboxing yesterday lol so I probably won't be doing the marathon.  I can still run, but after like mile 16 all the injuries you've ever had EVER and in your previous life all come back at the same time lol. 

I wasn't looking forward to the marathon because I HATE long distance running, but I was pretty confident I would finish it.  And I'm confident that I can play the program well but I was a little worried about how I would feel after the marathon.  Wednesday I ran 18 miles and went to my lesson two hours later and barely finished the Appassionata by the skin of my teeth.  I didn't have much time to rest then, but I would've had like at least five hours to sleep and eat after finishing the marathon next week so *shrugs*.

I think in those photos I'm somewhere between 10-12% body fat.  Throughout the year I fluctuate between 8-12%.  It's hard to gauge that kind of thing even with a caliper cause everyone holds fat differently so I got those numbers from the eye test.  I'm around 160 pounds and 6' or 6,1' tall.  I think BMI is stupid.  I could be 160 and all fat and be at a "healthy" BMI or 185 and considered "overweight" but all muscle.  It's misleading.

I don't track my macros unless I'm trying to gain or lose weight.  And even then I only keep track of protein.  So if I'm trying to gain weight I try to eat one gram of protein per pound of weight.  So for example if I'm trying to hit 165 Ima do 165 grams of protein a day.  I try not to go above 165 because if I bulk too much, I start to become slow and get winded faster when I'm fighting.  But at the same time it's nice not getting pushed around as much when I'm playing basketball because I'm short and skinny for the sport.

I don't have a specific routine, I kinda play it all by ear.  I don't work out to look good UNLESS I have a shoot coming up. I'm pretty happy with where I'm at now so maybe I'll lift 4 times a week for no more than 45 minutes.  I lift for explosive power.  So I normally do heavy weight low reps.  I'm skinny anyways so I don't need to train my muscular endurance as much.

aside from the training for the marathon, I get my cardio from basketball and kickboxing/boxing.  During the summer I get it from skateboarding as well because I have time. 
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2017, 03:34:54 PM »

You should make the underwear company sponsor your concerts. There are enough Steinway artists out there, you could be the first serious CK pianist...

There's the naked chef so why not the underwear pianist? There are enough women using their looks to advertice their talent, I think it's time for the men to do it as well. You obviously worked for those abs so why hide them? 

WOW !!!  you kickbox, skateboard, run the marathon, body-build and, with enough time left ... PLAY the PIANO !!!  Grin  Grin  Grin

And I fully endorse the idea of  a "shocker" for a recital poster as worth trying!! Grin   You can be a trendsetter, a COAT on top of nothing else but jokey shorts ... will turn a lot of heads I am sure.  Grin

And my ... the UNDERWEAR pianist!! that will surely drown out the trend being set by Yuja.
However, Don't do it at Eastman as surely you will get FIRED!!

Is this for your degree recital?  My ..  how time flies!  Enzo is graduating this May 2017. 
NICE to Read/Hear from you again!! You look truly 1/5 Filipino!!!  Grin Grin

BEST wishes and GOOD LUCK!!!

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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2017, 12:58:41 AM »


However, Don't do it at Eastman as surely you will get FIRED!!

Is this for your degree recital?  My ..  how time flies!  Enzo is graduating this May 2017.  
NICE to Read/Hear from you again!! You look truly 1/5 Filipino!!!  Grin Grin

BEST wishes and GOOD LUCK!!!

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YEAH I totally thought of Yuja does what she does then why can't I do it?  It's the same thing right?

Actually I sent the last photo with the blazer to Manhattan school of Music for grad school auditions AND IT WORKED!!!

Yeah this is for my graduating recital

And is Enzo going to grad school?
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2017, 02:05:43 AM »

Are you performance?  Is this a senior recital?  What's next?  (Did you do the degree in four years?)  Going on for a masters if this is a bachelors?  Same school, different school?  (Sound like MSOM from the previous reply.)
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2017, 03:54:14 AM »

Actually I sent the last photo with the blazer to Manhattan school of Music for grad school auditions AND IT WORKED!!!

Yeah this is for my graduating recital

And is Enzo going to grad school?

I am sure the MSOM gave more weight to your audition DVD (99%) than to the "bold & daring" pic you sent (1%)... Grin Grin Grin  BUT CONGRATULATIONS ! it takes GUTS to do what you did!!  Speaks also very well of the attitudes of the screening committee at MSOM whose message is -- it is the playing and performance that matters! Wink  and not the pic.  The Manhattan School of Music is an EXCELLENT School and this is to wish you all the best.  I understand Birba finished his BM at MSOM.

Yes Enzo is graduating at ESM (Eat-Sleep-Music school). Smiley  He is also deciding where to go, for his Masters,  Peabody or Eastman?  For me, ESM is so tempting as they are granting a full scholarship plus a graduate award.  That will unburden us, his parents, a lot.  Although I must say,  Peabody has offered a decent scholarship too.

Again, Best wishes and best of luck !  Hope you and Enzo meet one day.



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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2017, 03:56:30 AM »

Are you performance?  Is this a senior recital?  What's next?  (Did you do the degree in four years?)  Going on for a masters if this is a bachelors?  Same school, different school?  (Sound like MSOM from the previous reply.)

Yeah performance major, senior recital, finishing in four years, going for my masters.  I might try and get a doublt masters in pedagogue (Is that a thing?) I need to see what classes I need to take though

I really wanted to go to MSM but they wanted me to pay 67 grand a year so I was like NOPE not happening.  U of I is also out of the question because they gave me ZERO dollars as well.  I got a scholarship covering most of my tuition at Depaul so I'm gonna go there.  It's nice cause I'll be close to my parents and in Chicago so it's good for like... Music stuff.

Out of all the places I've visited and auditioned at, ironically U of I has BY FAR the best practice rooms, the most practice rooms, the BEST pianos, the most pianos (practice and performance), and BY FAR the best concert halls.  Like seriously the facitilies were WAY better than CCM, Depaul (okay maybe the pianos are comparable) MSM (It's right next to the projects lol), Northwestern (didn't even pass prescreening), and Eastman (I didn't audition there but I visited).  

However there's one two really but I'll maybe get to that later black marks I give to U if I...

IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE Dude we have all this NICE FANCY stuff but we're in such a lifeless music community!  Literally Krannert (big concert hall venue) has one of the most acoustically perfect concert halls ON THE PLANET The CSO used to record there but is surrounded by corn fields and nothingness!  There's NOTHING going on down here.  No competitions, no festivals, no masterclasses, no performance opportunities, no jobs  

So because of the lack of opportunities, It kinda saps out your motivation to do well unless you have a jury or recital coming up.  In the beginning of the semester the practice hallways aren't too crowded but at the end of the semester when juries and recitals are coming up, the sign up sheets fill A LOT faster hahaha.

So I think it's good that I go to school in a big city where there's actually an existing functioning music community Roll Eyes
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2017, 04:05:58 AM »

I am sure the MSOM gave more weight to your audition DVD (99%) than to the "bold & daring" pic you sent (1%)... Grin Grin Grin  BUT CONGRATULATIONS ! it takes GUTS to do what you did!!  Speaks also very well of the attitudes of the screening committee at MSOM whose message is -- it is the playing and performance that matters! Wink  and not the pic.  The Manhattan School of Music is an EXCELLENT School and this is to wish you all the best.  I understand Birba finished his BM at MSOM.

Yes Enzo is graduating at ESM (Eat-Sleep-Music school). Smiley  He is also deciding where to go, for his Masters,  Peabody or Eastman?  For me, ESM is so tempting as they are granting a full scholarship plus a graduate award.  That will unburden us, his parents, a lot.  Although I must say,  Peabody has offered a decent scholarship too.

Again, Best wishes and best of luck !  Hope you and Enzo meet one day.





Lol he got fiancial aid from Peabody AND Eastman Enzo must be the real deal  Cool.

YEAH it would be kinda cool if we met up and did like a suite for two pianos or something that would be tight!
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2017, 04:58:33 AM »

I wish you'd leave that place in the middle of nowhere already and come Europe...there are great schools where you could study almost free...and better pavements to skate as well Smiley

Your attitude would spice up things here a bit...
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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 05:59:52 PM »

I wish you'd leave that place in the middle of nowhere already and come Europe...there are great schools where you could study almost free...and better pavements to skate as well Smiley

Your attitude would spice up things here a bit...

THEY TOOK DOWN MY POSTER TWICE

They replaced it both times with someone advertising professional photography

But that's okay I got plenty more  Tongue

Yeah I thought about studying at Europe but it was already too close for the application deadline and stuff.
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 11:53:02 PM »

Actually I just rolled my ankle really bad kickboxing yesterday lol so I probably won't be doing the marathon.  I can still run, but after like mile 16 all the injuries you've ever had EVER and in your previous life all come back at the same time lol. 

I wasn't looking forward to the marathon because I HATE long distance running, but I was pretty confident I would finish it.  And I'm confident that I can play the program well but I was a little worried about how I would feel after the marathon.  Wednesday I ran 18 miles and went to my lesson two hours later and barely finished the Appassionata by the skin of my teeth.  I didn't have much time to rest then, but I would've had like at least five hours to sleep and eat after finishing the marathon next week so *shrugs*.

I think in those photos I'm somewhere between 10-12% body fat.  Throughout the year I fluctuate between 8-12%.  It's hard to gauge that kind of thing even with a caliper cause everyone holds fat differently so I got those numbers from the eye test.  I'm around 160 pounds and 6' or 6,1' tall.  I think BMI is stupid.  I could be 160 and all fat and be at a "healthy" BMI or 185 and considered "overweight" but all muscle.  It's misleading.

I don't track my macros unless I'm trying to gain or lose weight.  And even then I only keep track of protein.  So if I'm trying to gain weight I try to eat one gram of protein per pound of weight.  So for example if I'm trying to hit 165 Ima do 165 grams of protein a day.  I try not to go above 165 because if I bulk too much, I start to become slow and get winded faster when I'm fighting.  But at the same time it's nice not getting pushed around as much when I'm playing basketball because I'm short and skinny for the sport.

I don't have a specific routine, I kinda play it all by ear.  I don't work out to look good UNLESS I have a shoot coming up. I'm pretty happy with where I'm at now so maybe I'll lift 4 times a week for no more than 45 minutes.  I lift for explosive power.  So I normally do heavy weight low reps.  I'm skinny anyways so I don't need to train my muscular endurance as much.

aside from the training for the marathon, I get my cardio from basketball and kickboxing/boxing.  During the summer I get it from skateboarding as well because I have time. 


Thanks.  Still interesting.   What kind of food do you eat (or not eat), or what are your thoughts on food?
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 02:58:11 AM »


Thanks.  Still interesting.   What kind of food do you eat (or not eat), or what are your thoughts on food?

I eat whatever tastes good.

I'm young so I have have a fast metabolism so I can get away with eating whatever I want.  I guess that's also combined with the fact I'm extremely active all the time.

Uuuuuuh...  I don't think the fat in food makes you fat.  It's sugar and sodium.  That's what I always tell people.
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2017, 03:07:45 AM »

I've been out for a minute now cause I've been busy with auditions and school work and competitions and taking care of my kid and stuff but now I'm back!!!

*everyone on groans*

but I'll probably only be active for a little while cause I'm still kinda busy

*everyone cheers*

I'm obnoxious but at least I'm not boring.  Well I still might be boring.  I don't care though.

ANYWAYS...

I have a recital coming up on April 22nd (I'm doing a marathon the same day but that's another discussion for another post another day) and I need to make a flyer/poster to post in the concert hall building and music building.

SO...  I was thinking...

I HATE how EVERYONE does the same stuff!  They're wearing a suit or a dress and they have a professional photo with make up and editing and everything and they're holding their instrument or sitting next to the piano smiling.  IT'S BORING!!!  Dude whenever I see that I literally walk by and I'm like 'oh another junior recital...'  I don't even bother to see what the program is.  It's unoriginal and it doesn't catch my eye.  WHICH DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF ADVERTISEMNT.

So recently I just did my first underwear shoot and the photos came out NICE.  So I'm thinking what if I just used on of those photos?  Or a shirtless one from one of my other shoots.  Sex sells, and whether or not it'll generate a positive reaction, I'll still GET A REACTION.  I'd rather be remembered for being inappropriate, daring, funny, or sexy than being remembered for being unmemorable.  And people give Yuja Wan a lot of trash for wearing what she wears to concerts but I have NO PROBLEM with it.  If you have a hot body why would you not use it to market yourself!  And she doesn't care what other people think.  I like her a lot.  

So initially that's probably what you guys are thinking.  It's inappropriate, right?  WHY???  Dude I'm playing the Gaspard and the Le Gibet is about a dude who was lynched.  Mozart wrote an opera about a brothel, madrigals are all about sex, operas are all about violence and sex, and there's thousands of naked paintings, pictures, portraits, sculptures, and statues in museums and churches AND PEOPLE TAKE THEIR KIDS TO SEE THIS STUFF.  Sure I guess sex was romanticized back then?  BUT THAT WAS BACK THEN!  THIS IS NOW AND PEOPLE ARE STILL OKAY WITH THIS KIND OF THING.  So what's the difference with me advertizing my concert shirtless?

And in addition to that, isn't the purpose of art supposed to evoke a strong response in the audience?  I feel like having your run of the mill boring head shot with you smiling next to your instrment does a disservice to the music you're supposed to share with the audience.  You're advertising something that's supposed to evoke a strong reaction with something that's bland and boring.

I mean you might not think that the regular album covers or concert posters or whatever aren't boring but I do.  If that's the case then just ignore everything I just said.  

If you wanna see the photos I'm thinking of using hit me up.  Also if you're interested in the recital I'm live streaming it on facebook so add me.

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Genuinely loved this post.

I do sometimes feel the boring-ness aspect of classical music, well I guess that's what you get from music for old people. Problem is, not all music for old people today was MADE by old people (Horowitz playing Mozart or Schubert comes to mind).

I guess you also reflect my sentiments, but maybe that's because you're close to my age (you said you're 22, right?). Maybe at this age, people just can't tolerate this old-school formalism.

I myself don't understand the tuxedoing of the entire classical music ritual. It's like, no matter the music or what the music is about, everyone simply sits there formally, in neat suits. And I guess you were able to nail this better in your rant.

I find it interesting to be worthy of discussion.

(As a side note, I'd thought of infact USING the tuxedo-ness of classical music, ha-ha. Maybe next time, when I get to have my own recital, I'll walk in with a cape, tailcoat, top hat, and cane, maybe with a monocle and handlebar mustache, if possible. Then I'll have some assistant take my cape, hat, and monocle off for me before I play).
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2017, 01:14:42 PM »

Genuinely loved this post.



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No but yeah the whole tuxedoing of classical music I think is kinda dumb cause it's uncomfortable and it takes away from the music.

I would rather listen to a rehearsal run through of a Rachmaninoff concerto than a live concert version cause I have the freedom to do whatever I want like eat drink and rest my feet on someone elses chair instead of sitting as quiet as I can, wearing a super tight fitted formal outfit sandwiched between two old smelly people who have both their arms on their arm rests so I'm in this awkward uncomfortable position spending more energy focusing on how comfortable I am instead of the music.  And if my lower back is itchy or something I can't scratch it cause my chair is squeaky AF and it'll disturb all the music snobs WHO AREN'T ACTUALLY MUSICIANS around me so I just have to deal with it.   Angry
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2017, 05:26:04 PM »

You know, I read in some blog once, a guy posts about his blog (or something) apparently having been read by (possibly him) a certain pick-up artist "Mystery" (known to some as a Canadian magician who teaches guys to get girls) and texted him a long message reeking somewhat of self-consciousness and protectiveness.

The chap said the message was..."an emotionally charged powerhouse."

That's what I think your post is like. An interesting form of expression innit.

In any case,

Aren't you supposed to be "into" this concert SO MUCH that you aren't distracted by the discomfort? You know I think this is kind of the idea of a formal concert anyway.

I got a theory in mind...a legend in mind...that if someone had to make up an Origin Tale of the classical concert it would be something like Once Upon a Time in a Land Far Away there was a rich king who would invite minstrels to play in his castle hall all the time but one day this one minstrel played SO WELL that everyone stopped talking and started listening to him then after that, everyone in town invited him to parties JUST TO HEAR HIM NOT TO ENTERTAIN THEM WHILE THEY TALK WITH FRIENDS and so began the CLASSICAL CONCERT because the minstrel guy thought that every minstrel had the right to be listened to SOLELY FOR THEIR MUSIC. So it kind of began like that.

I'm a bit aware of the real story behind the etiquette, which our teacher taught in Music History class before, but I still like my own made-up story.
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2017, 05:40:02 PM »

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No but yeah the whole tuxedoing of classical music I think is kinda dumb cause it's uncomfortable and it takes away from the music.

I would rather listen to a rehearsal run through of a Rachmaninoff concerto than a live concert version cause I have the freedom to do whatever I want like eat drink and rest my feet on someone elses chair instead of sitting as quiet as I can, wearing a super tight fitted formal outfit sandwiched between two old smelly people who have both their arms on their arm rests so I'm in this awkward uncomfortable position spending more energy focusing on how comfortable I am instead of the music.  And if my lower back is itchy or something I can't scratch it cause my chair is squeaky AF and it'll disturb all the music snobs WHO AREN'T ACTUALLY MUSICIANS around me so I just have to deal with it.   Angry

I am so looking forward to your future recital series where we can all just be in our underwear!  Cheesy

PS. Just make sure the venue is well heated if you're coming up here in the winter, I don't like cold...
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2017, 11:49:27 PM »



Aren't you supposed to be "into" this concert SO MUCH that you aren't distracted by the discomfort? You know I think this is kind of the idea of a formal concert anyway.



What??? NO!!!!!

I don't care how good your music is if I'm not comfy I'm not listening.
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