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  1. pianoman342

    pianoman342 Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Ok, I'll take what I can get... :)

    That's a riot!

    knyuck knyuck :lol:
     
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    Has anybody ever heard of Ima Deup?
     
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    Too obvious :) Nice story, although with RT's fingerprints all over it, including a misspelled composer name.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Oh, Riley...this is so cute!
    You are a very nice young man, and I'm glad to have met you here on PS! :)
     
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    pianoman342 Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Glad you like it, though it was a day late for the April Fool's joke. Yes, I think we have great relationship now, it has come a long way, hasn't it! :wink:

    Can't fool Chris, he's a hard man to fool! :p Now you have me curious, who did I misspell?
     
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    Freitas Branco.
     
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    oh FrEItas Branco. *facepalm*
     
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    well according to your quote "nothing is always absolutely so" so by that logic it doesn't matter :D
     
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    It absolutely doesn't :)
    He was a pretty unimportant composer anyway so who cares :p
     
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    A lady musician friend of mine, Sylvia Bullet, attended my 95th birthday celebration, and wrote me a poem
    so clever, that i wish to share it with everyone! Isn't the poem most remarkable?
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Smullyan Smullyan riddle me this:
    What is the mobius without the twist?
    Without something can nothing exist?
    Can a year be measured by a trip around the sun?
    Could it be we were zero before we were one?
    Was it ever thus and do numbers ever lie?
    Can our souls be infinite like the decimal expansion of pi?
    And if I were to count your years--each one equaling five--
    I'd say "Congratulations! for these 19 years alive! Happy Birthday!"
     
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    Yes, it's a remarkable poem.

    However: It would scan a little better if the word "decimal" was dropped from the line about the expansion of pi. It's unnecessary, anyway, since said expansion will be "infinite" in any numbering system.

    There's also the extra beats in the last two lines, but they match each other (except for the "Happy Birthday", of course) so it does not upset the metre.

    Happy Birthday!
     
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    That's a great poem. Happy Birthday Raymond!
     
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    Happy birthday, Raymond!!!!! :)
     
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    I just read the following delightful account of the conductor Furtwangler: Piatigorsky stated that during a rehearsel, Furtwangler

    stopped the orchestra, and said:" It must be, it really must be, more, more, you know what I mean! Please try it again!" Later

    Furtwangler proudly told Piatigorsky : " It is important to make clear to the orchestra the conductor's intentions!"
     

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