The Poster Below Me ... again

December 26, 2005 at 04:23 AM · False on technique of Paganini, obviously.

The poster below's favorite Christmas carol is O Holy Night.

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December 26, 2005 at 04:43 AM · False, but its one of my favs.

The poster below me has seen 'The Family Stone' (a movie out in theaters)

December 26, 2005 at 05:11 AM · False.

The poster below me read C.S. lewis books... which ones?

December 26, 2005 at 05:19 AM · True. I think all of them but I was a kid so I don't remember them at all. Saw the movie though and thought it was really good.

The poster below me saw Memoirs of a Geisha.

December 26, 2005 at 05:26 AM · No, but I saw Tubby the Tuba once.

The poster below me isn't sure if the modern players have as much soul as the old masters.

December 26, 2005 at 05:42 AM · True.

The poster below me has read "screwtape letters" by c.s. lewis

December 26, 2005 at 05:42 AM · False, if you mean violinists. I'm not familiar enough with any other genre of music to have an opinion.

The poster below me had a good Christmas but is glad it's over.

December 26, 2005 at 05:49 AM · True.

The poster below me had a good Xmas dinner prepared by someone else.

December 26, 2005 at 05:59 AM · False. I made it, along with my husband and brother-in-law.

The poster below me thinks technology doesn't always bring people closer together. Three adults are sitting in the same room ignoring each other; one's playing Nintendo, one's playing a computer game, and one's surfing the Web.

December 26, 2005 at 07:34 AM · True.

The poster below me thinks a road trip through Canada brings people closer together.

December 26, 2005 at 08:17 AM · True/false. It could bring people closer together or farther apart.

The poster below me listens to classical music on BBC online.

December 26, 2005 at 08:20 AM · False. It just proves how big the praries really are and that bears should never be approached and that people on the east coast sound and act way different then those on the west coast.

To respond to Pauline's (missed it), I do not listen to the BBC online or offline.

The poster below has seen "The God's Must Be Crazy" (a film from the early 1980's).

December 26, 2005 at 09:03 AM · False

The poster below is going to see The Legend of Zorro some time this week (it only went on screens today in Sydney)

December 26, 2005 at 10:25 AM · true/false: i'm gonna see it but not this week:)

by the way thanks to the people who support me thought stuff with my parents:)

the poster below me likes Marry Higgins clark books

December 26, 2005 at 11:17 AM · False,never bothered reading any of them.

The poster below me loves Edith Nesbitt stories, especially The Phoenix and the Carpet, and has a fond if misguided attachment to cars made by British Motor Corporation.

December 26, 2005 at 11:37 PM · False.

The poster below me has read all the Sherlock Holmes stories several times.

December 27, 2005 at 12:36 AM · False, although I would like to.

The poster below me has read either Agatha Christie mysteries or G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown mysteries, or both.

December 27, 2005 at 02:16 AM · False, not really my type.

The poster below me has done things they have regretted the next day.

December 27, 2005 at 02:24 AM · False. Absolutely never. I'm superhuman.

The poster below me has done something they regret later in the same day.

December 27, 2005 at 02:34 AM · True. Things like not getting up on time...

The poster below me is very excited about delving back into practicing now that Christmas is over.

December 27, 2005 at 06:22 AM · True, practice is always good.

The poster below me is staying home to practice New Year's Eve and New Year's day.

December 27, 2005 at 06:46 AM · True/False. I will be home but not just to practice.

The poster below has the biggest, most important exam in his/her musical career so far in January. *bites nails*

December 27, 2005 at 06:57 AM · True!

The poster below me decided to spend this week on diet to evoid getting fat during holidays.

December 27, 2005 at 08:19 AM · False. It would take more than a week of dieting to make up for the chocolates from Trader Joe's (a Xmas present) which I have consumed.

Kelsey and Inna, I wish you the best of luck on your big music exams/auditions.

The poster below me has heard some of Paganini's duets for violin and guitar.

December 27, 2005 at 09:44 AM · False, but I think I would enjoy playing a Paganini duet with a guitarist.

The poster below me spends way too much time playing by herself.

December 27, 2005 at 10:42 AM · true,i gess... not enought chamber music,i think.

the poster below me likes to look at stars in the sky before going to bed...

December 27, 2005 at 11:21 AM · True. Isn't it crazy, we could be looking at the same star at the same time?

The poster below me never likes to go to sleep.

December 27, 2005 at 11:55 AM · False, I enjoy a good sleep.

The poster below me doesn't care about dieting.

December 27, 2005 at 03:39 PM · true!

the poster below me thinks christmas is silly and doesn't like getting presents :p

December 27, 2005 at 04:15 PM · False!! I love christmas!

The poster below me loves the book 'the da vinci code'

December 27, 2005 at 06:54 PM · Probably true. I want to read it, but haven't had the time.

The poster below me thinks the government's a conspiracy.

December 27, 2005 at 07:00 PM · False

The poster below me really enjoys learning about other cultures and customs.

December 27, 2005 at 07:47 PM · True. True to Evil Linda also.

The poster below me thinks it's a conspirancy that every food product has MSG and that vaccines given to dogs for rabies cause cancer.

December 27, 2005 at 08:55 PM · False. I used to work foe the FDA, and I know that risks perceived by the public are often not big risks at all.

The poster below me feels sad that he/she can not see stars from her home at night.

December 27, 2005 at 10:02 PM · False. I can see stars but don't take the time to stare at them.

The poster below me needs to grow 5 inches

December 27, 2005 at 10:04 PM · True - then I would be 6'10" muhuahua

The poster below me is cold today.

December 27, 2005 at 10:44 PM · false. i got a new dressing gown for christmas, i look like a polar bear!

the poster below me hates "The Outsider" by Albert Camus, and wishes they had never read it.

December 27, 2005 at 11:03 PM · False, never read it

The poster below me has performed Bruch with orchestra

December 27, 2005 at 11:20 PM · False, but I'd like to one day.

The Poster below me is trying to learn a new programming language.

December 27, 2005 at 11:58 PM · False. I'm still trying to get this composition completed for a competition deadline which is Friday. AH!

The poster below wants to learn the double bass.

December 28, 2005 at 12:39 AM · False, but my brother is.

The poster below me got a really itchy rash on his/her face. AHHH must scratch...but resisting!

December 28, 2005 at 01:58 AM · false....try some Benedryl.

The poster below me has his violin on his/her lap and should be practicing, but is on instead

December 28, 2005 at 03:10 AM · false/true. I have a laptop on my lap, but just taking a short break from practicing.

The poster below me has to go to work all week.

December 28, 2005 at 03:44 AM · False. I need a job really badly.

The poster below me is learning bluegrass fiddling.

December 28, 2005 at 05:19 AM · False, though I'd like to someday.

The poster below me tries to keep her blog relevant to the violin, but may start posting personal stuff that affects her ability to practice.

December 28, 2005 at 07:00 AM · False. I write about almost anything.

The poster below me has a large but poorly organized CD collection.

December 28, 2005 at 08:18 AM · very true

the poster below me thinks the minnesota orchestra rocks along with their new beethoven symphonies

December 28, 2005 at 01:20 PM · False. I never heard them.

The poster below wants to stand in front of Carnegie Hall in a banana costume.

December 28, 2005 at 03:13 PM · False... why linda?

The poster below me is tired and is heading to bed

December 28, 2005 at 04:02 PM · False, it's only 11 here. AM that is.

The poster below me loves Paganini's 13th Caprice.

(Duh, Ben! What a silly question. It's because banana's are yellow and tropical.)

December 28, 2005 at 04:46 PM · True its kind of cool. but i like all the caprices... : play all of them :))

the poster below me would like to be able to eat sweets forever and never taking weight;)

December 28, 2005 at 05:10 PM · True.

But I have will power....I WILL eat sweets!

The poster below me will gain weight between now and January 2nd, 2006.

December 28, 2005 at 05:19 PM · True, most likely. (haven't checked the scale in a while)

The poster below me knows what the word sesquipedalian means.

December 28, 2005 at 05:40 PM · True.

Actually, it has 2 meanings. Anything a foot-and-a-half long (like a sesquipedalian hotdog) and it also means long and ponderous words.

The poster below me knows what "calipygian" means.

December 28, 2005 at 05:58 PM · false, i am only 13.

The poster below me wishes that these posts would be something meaningful and related to violin or christmas, instead of movies and books.

December 28, 2005 at 06:05 PM · False.

The poster below me has made a mistake like telling the wrong person at the wrong time penultimate doesn't mean ultimate.


The poster below me has actually tied stuff to his roof rack.

December 28, 2005 at 07:04 PM · Flase, false, false, fasle.

The poster below me knows they should be practicing...

December 28, 2005 at 07:07 PM · True. (especially practicing instead of goofing around with this thread).

The thread below me DOESN'T know what callipygian means.

December 28, 2005 at 07:49 PM · False. It's a word that really has no use though, in my opinion, and I think it's scary that I learned what that word means in English class.

the poster below just bought a digital camera.

December 28, 2005 at 07:53 PM · False. But I love your response to the last one.

The poster below me is playing a concert or recital on January 1st.

December 28, 2005 at 07:55 PM · False.

The poster below me is pushing off a stupid English assignment.

December 28, 2005 at 07:58 PM · True, sort of. Putting off all the assignments I can.

The poster below me just looked up what callipygian means and realizes why those earlier posts are so funny.

December 28, 2005 at 08:31 PM · True!

The poster below me has family visiting for the holidays and hasn't picked up their instrument since Christmas day.

December 28, 2005 at 09:26 PM · False, I've picked it up twice since then.

The poster below me is going violin and bow shopping today!

December 28, 2005 at 10:36 PM · False, though if I had the funds I would.

The poster below me likes long, complicated sounding words that actually have very simple meanings like sesquipedalian and defenestrate (to throw out a window) and funambulate (to walk on a tightrope).

December 29, 2005 at 12:02 AM · Mendacious.

The poster below me got a 1040 book in the mail today.

December 29, 2005 at 12:54 AM · False, what's a 1040 book?

The poster below me has absolutely nothing planned for today.

December 29, 2005 at 02:04 AM · False.

The poster below me enjoyed giving a lesson today.

December 29, 2005 at 05:03 AM · False, but I really enjoyed taking one!

The poster below me is very grateful for their teacher, and would like to share at least one reason why.

December 29, 2005 at 05:54 AM · True. She teaches me violin technique using analytical language I understand and makes me feel that nothing is impossible.

The poster below me is considering buying a carbon-fiber below but is hesistant because he/she thinks they're ugly.

December 29, 2005 at 07:40 AM · False.

The poster below me used graphite on a pencil to make a slippery peg more sticky recently. (The pencil is mightier than the sword in this regard.)

December 29, 2005 at 05:34 PM · false.

(karen, carbon fiber bows look cool. my teacher has one.

The poster below me has lessons tomorrow.

December 29, 2005 at 05:52 PM · False, I wish... but I found out why Dec 30-31 is taken off by most Russians.

The poster below me loves trying different violins and bows.

December 29, 2005 at 05:57 PM · Absolutely True! ;) Who doesn't? Especially the old italian violins and the ancient french bows...yum..

The poster below me has conquered the Tchaikovsky violin concerto. (for was horrendus! All those technical preparations for it! grrr!)

December 29, 2005 at 07:25 PM · True, I conquered it. Burnt the score! HA

the poster below me wished they hadnt burnt their Tchaikovsky score????!!! huh?!

December 29, 2005 at 09:18 PM · NO! False! I'm having fun with it! Never burnt the score!

The poster below me thinks the most difficult passage in the Thaikovsky is the first phrase of the first movement, where the violin is alone.

December 29, 2005 at 09:25 PM · true but i think the first phrase in beethoven is much more hard !! played that quite a lot,so i'm used to it now,but its not easy.

the poster below me likes "God save the Queen"

December 29, 2005 at 09:29 PM · True, well the tune anyway.

The poster below me thinks the Bach S&P are more difficult than the Paganini Caprices.

December 29, 2005 at 10:19 PM · False.

The poster below me guiltily likes to eat junk food.

December 29, 2005 at 10:21 PM · True, True, True!!!! (this was to the Bach Sonatas and Partitas..)

False to the junk food. I just eat it an enjoy it. ;)

The poster below likes Steve Reich.

December 29, 2005 at 10:24 PM · False. I don't even know who he is.

The poster below me is proud of her students.

December 29, 2005 at 11:02 PM · False, I don't have any.

The poster below me wishes she could magically find the perfect bow so she wouldn't have to spend her winter vacation trucking all over the place shopping for one.

December 29, 2005 at 11:09 PM · False - I'm a he and I am very happy with my bows.

Go see Debbie at Ifshin, she'll help you...tell her I sent you ;-)

The poster below me has yet to find a decent recording of the second Saint-Saens concerto

December 29, 2005 at 11:43 PM · True, but I haven't really looked. (Going back to Ifshin tomorrow, will look for Debbie)

The poster below me thinks playing violin for hours in violin shops should count at least partway toward her practice quota.

December 29, 2005 at 11:59 PM · True... ha ha, so you found out my secret eh? The folks at Kamimoto have to endure my lunch time practice sessions. :-)

The poster below me has just watched, read, and listened to the Chicago Tribune story on pianist Alexei Sultanov and found it very moving.,1,6972677.htmlstory

December 30, 2005 at 02:34 AM · False, but I'll read it tonight.

The poster below me likes to listen to jazz.

December 30, 2005 at 02:55 AM · True (probably more than I listen to classical). :)

The poster below me can play their violin with the bow in their left hand.

December 30, 2005 at 02:55 AM · True!

The poster below me received my e-mail with the links to jazz organ mp3s....

December 30, 2005 at 02:56 AM · Oops, was meant as response to Pauline. I'm disqualified now, I hope.

December 30, 2005 at 05:58 AM · False. Wow, Scott, I thought you were really talented for a second...

The poster below me likes Shakespeare and considers the reading of his literary contributions to be a necessary element of a well-rounded education

December 30, 2005 at 05:19 AM · True! I really enjoy Shakespeare!

The poster below is performing a Bach fugue in a few moments. *bites nails*

December 30, 2005 at 05:53 AM · False, but I'm impressed that you are.

The poster below me practices yoga.

December 30, 2005 at 06:49 AM · Nope...but I'm beginning tomorrow with my mom...seriously...(how am I gonna get outa this one?) =/

The poster below me's list of favorite contemporary violinists include:

Joshua Bell

Gil Shaham

Sarah Chang


Hilary Hahn AND

Mr. IG himself! (Ilya, if you're reading this...I just discovered your Paganini recording...and i adore it!)

December 30, 2005 at 06:44 AM · False. The only players that I really enjoy listening to off of that list are Ilya Gringolts and Midori.

The poster below did not have one of their better performances tonight. *sob*

December 30, 2005 at 06:50 AM · Nope...

Kelsey! How could you not love Shaham or Chang or hahn? wow! I think they are prime examples of great violinists at very very young ages!

The poster below me believes that Heifetz died and was reborn as Sarah Chang. Her technique ever since she turned 8 has been absolutely spectacular!!!!!!!

December 30, 2005 at 07:53 AM · False! How can you even compare the two?

The poster below me is crazy about Hilary Hahn as a violinist and a person.

December 30, 2005 at 07:57 AM · False, but i haven't listened to any of her recordings, but from what i've heard from on here, as soon as i do I'm sure that will turn into a true.

The poster below me doesn't know what they're doing on NYE yet.

December 30, 2005 at 09:13 AM · True. I narrowly avoided being roped into a slew of big band music for who knows what.

The poster below me would rather be drinking eggnogg.

December 30, 2005 at 12:19 PM · True True True! who wouldn't rather be drinking eggnoggggg???

The poster below me wishes that he/she could have seen these violinists live in concert:








OR any violinist of the "golden" era!

December 30, 2005 at 01:48 PM · True, but I don't mind seeing today's greats as well (who knows, one day i might be one. Unlikely but we must try).

The poster below me is starting to wish this year was over already.

December 30, 2005 at 03:38 PM · False. I want to stay in 2005 forever.

The poster in the next thread will make the topic as, "I like to eat socks so...The Poster below me (again!)."

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