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#1148888 - 02/01/06 01:57 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
Steve Chandler Offline
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Hey Snap_apple, have I told you lately that I love you? Thank you for taking the time to respond in such a thoughtful way.

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#1148889 - 02/01/06 04:57 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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Indeed, I think I am also in love. So, back off Steve. :p ;\)
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#1148890 - 02/01/06 05:50 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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ROTFLMAOSMTMN!!!!

(rolling on the floor laughing my a$$ off spitting milk through my nose)

This could be fun, two martial artists (both Black Belts) fighting over a snap (what do you wanna bet she's married?).

I just noticed Johnny Boy was kind enough to list all the classical Grammy categories. I was in fact aware that Grammy's are awarded to classical artists, but those awards are not announced during the big show on TV. My impression is that the only people who pay attention are those who get nominated. My point is I was aware that Grammy's are awarded for classical recordings and yet I still made that comment. Gee I wonder why?

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#1148891 - 02/01/06 06:05 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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She's probably married...but probably won't say anything until after we've ripped each other to shreds. *shakes head* Women.... :p
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#1148892 - 02/01/06 09:43 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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LOL..

Hate to kill the mood guys but....

...I'm a guy too.

.........

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#1148893 - 02/01/06 09:45 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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#1148894 - 02/02/06 09:34 AM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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What would Homer say????

DOH!

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#1148895 - 02/02/06 10:00 AM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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Ah, and for a second, I thought you were talking about the bard. I was going to mention Ovid, but have now thought better of it, and will comb my desk for Mr. Burns' "kill everyone else in the room" button. :p ;\)

Though I do feel better knowing we both made the mistake. :p
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#1148896 - 02/02/06 10:10 AM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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There's a lesson here I think.

John
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#1148897 - 02/03/06 09:53 AM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Johnny-Boy:
There's a lesson here I think.
[/b]
Lemme guess, check a person's profile before expressing too much appreciation for an excellent post. Did I guess right? My excuse was I was having fun, what's your excuse?

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#1148898 - 02/03/06 10:16 AM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Steve Chandler:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Johnny-Boy:
There's a lesson here I think.
[/b]
Lemme guess, check a person's profile before expressing too much appreciation for an excellent post. Did I guess right? My excuse was I was having fun, what's your excuse? [/b]
No, that's not it. The lesson was "never assume the gender identity of your cyber friends".

Best, John
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#1148899 - 02/03/06 10:25 AM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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Lemme guess, check a person's profile before expressing too much appreciation for an excellent post. Did I guess right? My excuse was I was having fun, what's your excuse?[/b]
I did do that. "It's" profile is non-gender specific. :p

The lesson was "never assume the gender identity of your cyber friends".[/b]
So, John...... :p ;\)
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#1148900 - 02/03/06 11:10 AM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Derulux:
Lemme guess, check a person's profile before expressing too much appreciation for an excellent post. Did I guess right? My excuse was I was having fun, what's your excuse?[/b]
I did do that. "It's" profile is non-gender specific. :p

The lesson was "never assume the gender identity of your cyber friends".[/b]
So, John...... :p ;\) [/b]
I'm not talkin' ;\)
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#1148901 - 02/03/06 03:58 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Johnny-Boy:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Derulux:
[/b]
So, John...... :p ;\) [/b]
I'm not talkin' ;\) [/b]
His handle clearly identifies him as an immature male (i.e. Boy). Sorry couldn't resist. \:D \:D

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#1148902 - 02/03/06 04:08 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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Some boys are more mature than adults Steve. Hmm...

Sorry I couldn't resist.
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#1148903 - 02/03/06 05:18 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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I guess the bottom line on why we compose is we love doing it and we love having done it - especially when the final product turns out exactly how we imagined (or even better).

Composing is like a creative puzzle. We all have the same pieces of the puzzle, but we arrange them in our own unique way.

Composing music gives a feeling of immortality. It's kind of like leaving a little piece of us behind.

Best, John
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#1148904 - 02/03/06 10:11 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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Man, all this inability to resist...maybe I should sit on the couch and just watch? *sings* Steve and Johnny-Boy sittin' in a tree... :p (Man, I've wanted to sing that soooo many times since I was six... :p )
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#1148905 - 02/04/06 04:26 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Johnny-Boy:
I guess the bottom line on why we compose is we love doing it and we love having done it - especially when the final product turns out exactly how we imagined (or even better).

Composing is like a creative puzzle. We all have the same pieces of the puzzle, but we arrange them in our own unique way.

Composing music gives a feeling of immortality. It's kind of like leaving a little piece of us behind.

Best, John [/b]
don't change the subject.

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#1148906 - 02/04/06 04:41 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
Johnny-Boy Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by snap_apple:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Johnny-Boy:
I guess the bottom line on why we compose is we love doing it and we love having done it - especially when the final product turns out exactly how we imagined (or even better).

Composing is like a creative puzzle. We all have the same pieces of the puzzle, but we arrange them in our own unique way.

Composing music gives a feeling of immortality. It's kind of like leaving a little piece of us behind.

Best, John [/b]
don't change the subject. [/b]
This is[/b] the subject.
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#1148907 - 05/30/06 11:50 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
kelangfei Offline
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Registered: 05/30/06
Posts: 5
Loc: China
Sometimes I just get a tune in my head and I can't rest until I get it out. Sometimes the tune is something I heard, other times the tune is my own.

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#1148908 - 06/02/06 08:39 AM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
piano_junkie Offline
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Registered: 05/30/06
Posts: 6
Loc: Illinois
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jeanne W:
This may have been discussed here before... But this is THE BIG Question with a Capital Q...

WHY do you compose?

Anyone???

Jeanne W [/b]
It's psychology for me. Whenever I feel down, or depressed, or just plain sad, I sit down and play (not necessarily compose) a song. I make it up as I go along, so when I'm sad, the song sounds sad, and when I'm hapy, I change, let's say from C minor to C major, and it sounds happy.

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#1148909 - 06/16/06 01:40 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
Adam H Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
Posts: 36
Loc: Hull, Uk
I compose because I can't help it....

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#1148910 - 06/20/06 12:29 PM Re: The REAL Question...Why Do We Compose?
Steve Chandler Offline
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Loc: Urbandale, Iowa
In the long run we'll all compost because we can't help it.

Which reminds me about the joke of someone opening Beethoven's coffin and he said to close the lid because he was decomposing.

Sorry all I must be in "a mood" today.

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