This issue has been beaten like a dead horse!
It is indeed ! And so it had to be. A horse is not dead until we say it is.
You need to realize that you can't step on our toes like this without getting the full works.
And I don't think it relates to this subject but I will say it anyways:
No it does not relate to the subject but we think nothing of going wildly OT when needed.
I originally made the video to tell new, prospective members that the standards are high at pianosociety.
What makes you think that
a) such a thing is needed
b) people would watch your video
c) and if they did, would take it seriously ?
You're talking bollocks anyway. One doesn't have to be an exceptionally gifted pianist to be admitted here. What we expect is musicality, dedication, sufficient preparation, reasonable accuracy, and a pleasant sound. There are plenty of amateurs here who can achieve that without being world-class pianists. I don't think you have lurked around here long enough to see that.
I realize now that such a video was not wanted and I was very stupid not to ask before posting it. I apologize for not asking and if I ruined or partially tarnished the reputations of the admins or any other member I mentioned. I also apologize for the dedication to John Robson.
Don't flatter youself ... it would take a bit more to ruin or tarnish our reputation.
But I appreciate your apologies.
I used all three of the admins pictures as a visual aid to give people an idea about which site it was. As for the dedication to John Robson, my only intention is to honor his memory.
That may be so, but that was not the impression it made. I know of al least one other regular PS member here who was quite distressed by the way you went about it, to the point of wishing you gone as soon as possible.
In which way alf? I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Robson, but I wish I did. I wish I could have asked for his approval to dedicate the video to him, but I would like to say when I die I would rather my name be remembered rather than forgotten, if such a statement can be forgiven for being very profound. I am insulted that you would call my dedication slimy, as it was made in the best of intentions.
Pardon me, but is not for you to feel insulted here. Actually, after the insinuating tone of your video, this dedication added insult to injury, making rather a mockery of John's memory. I accept you probably did not intend it this way, but again, that was the impression it made. For God's sake, will you think
before you write something for all the world to see....
At this point, I don't want to talk about this video again, not to mention see it, or let others see it. If this issue could be forgotten.
Fair enough. I think everything has been said by now. Go forth and sin no more.....