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Leave of absence #3002982 08/12/19 10:39 PM
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I am going to take a leave of absence from here, and my YouTube Channel, synth geek.

PEACE be with you all, and thank you!

Paul

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I have nothing to say, and I am saying it, and that is poetry as I need it!
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Re: Leave of absence [Re: paulkondig] #3003014 08/13/19 06:22 AM
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I hope it's for reasons that are beneficial for you smile

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Yes it is!


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Re: Leave of absence [Re: paulkondig] #3003026 08/13/19 11:03 AM
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Take care, Paul!


The great thing about music is that there's always something to learn. The frustrating thing about music is that there's always something to learn!
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All the best.

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Well, enjoy the down time. Hope all is well with you, Paul. But we know how this goes...

[video:yahoo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ-LpVLet9w[/video]

Don't make me send a fully armed battalion.


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Of course I will!

Most of what I do, has to do with who I am as a person. An Introvert with a bit of Asperges syndrome, who doubts himself quite a bit. Also, I have a hard time with criticism, but then aging don’t we all!


I have nothing to say, and I am saying it, and that is poetry as I need it!
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Okay Dan, you win! This was the shortest leave of absence. I keep getting hung up over the smallest and stupidest things. I just need to enjoy what I do.


I have nothing to say, and I am saying it, and that is poetry as I need it!
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Re: Leave of absence [Re: paulkondig] #3003075 08/13/19 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by paulkondig
Also, I have a hard time with criticism, but then aging don’t we all!


I'm going to tell you a short story about why criticism doesn't matter.

Many years ago my band played a concert in Philadelphia. At the time, there was a morning newspaper and afternoon paper. Each one reviewed the SAME concert.

One of the reviews was extremely positive, the other one was extremely negative. Okay, that's half the story. But the other half is that it was the **same things** they reacted to!! For example:

Positive review: "I loved that they just got up on stage and played one long set, and didn't stop until it was over. Didn't mess around at all, nothing but music."
Negative review: "The band didn't interact with the audience at all, they just got up on stage and played one long set. There wasn't even a break."

Positive review: "Then the guitar player [that was me, LOL] started playing these amazing sounds from some electronic box. It was great, never heard anything like it."
Negative review: "Then the guitar player started playing all these electronic sounds, they weren't even like music, it was horrible."

That happened when I was 19 IIRC. Taught me a valuable lesson I've never forgotten.

Right now on YouTube, I have music videos where some people think the material is awesome, and others think it's horrible. Note that it's the SAME music video in each case.

Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

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Thank You Craig!

You’re Right! Even The Ramones were criticized for being bad musicians.


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Originally Posted by paulkondig
Even The Ramones were criticized for being bad musicians.

Well, they were. wink




[actually I don't know that. They could have been virtuosos for all I know. grin ]

Everyone has an opinion, Paul. And they all stink, and they're all posted on the internet. Here's an example.

I live in a neighborhood where some things have become controversial. The naysayers, once they get started, will post incessantly about it, some of them multiple times. A few will retort, but not many. Then, in person, people will come up to me and say, "I totally agree with what you posted, thanks for doing that." But, they didn't post anything online about it.

My point is, you never know who is out there, agreeing with you or digging what you do. They might tell you, they might not. You can't say for certain if what you're doing is liked more or less than disliked. All you can know is what you know, which is, do you like it? Well, do you Paul? poke


The great thing about music is that there's always something to learn. The frustrating thing about music is that there's always something to learn!
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Yes I do!


I have nothing to say, and I am saying it, and that is poetry as I need it!
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Nothing can make you feel as bad about anything you care about (including yourself) as social media. Turn off your Twitter account. Don't turn off your Music Player Network account.

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I don’t have Twitter!


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Originally Posted by Mike Rivers
Nothing can make you feel as bad about anything you care about (including yourself) as social media. Turn off your Twitter account. Don't turn off your Music Player Network account.


Wise advice smile

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Nice story, Craig!

A few years ago I put up my electric cello for sale. It was the reason I created my Youtube account - somebody, understandably, wanted to see a demo of the MIDI functionality. So I made a crappy video of the cello being used to trigger a Korg M3 61 keyboard workstation.

One Youtube comment was along the lines of "This is crap, I don't get it", it was posted from an account that those sort of ill-considered comments come from - some semi-anonymous person without their own content or anything

Another comment was a positive one, from a player who later taught as an instructor at New Directions Cello Festival. By that time though I had already sold the cello to a music teacher based somewhere in New England - I would have been honored to sell it to the other guy instead.

This experience taught me to enjoy the good comments and ignore the useless ones. There's no good reason to respond to a comment that doesn't show any honest effort to communicate and understand.

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Originally Posted by GovernorSilver
There's no good reason to respond to a comment that doesn't show any honest effort to communicate and understand.


Oh really wow you are a MORAN!!! Peeple like u don't know NOTHING!!!!!!!!

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