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Announcements / 2016 donation drive
« on: May 23, 2016, 12:12:04 pm »

Hi all! Long time no see.  The account balance is running low for our servers - currently $36.79 (you can see a live figure here - )

Here are historical costs for keeping the site up for the past 4 years


( I don't get any of this money, it's just going directly to the hosting company )


previous donation drives here (2008, $200 raised) and ... oh, the 2012 ($200 raised) thread was moved to a moderators area, but that also got $200.  I get that it's less active now.  But oh well.

I'll update this post daily as people give money, until the account's reached $200 again or a month has passed.


Current donations, $5.00 + $20.00 + $10.00= $35.00  :D

Literature and Poetry / Re: The Poetry Thread
« on: December 16, 2014, 02:16:19 am »

      I felt a certain affinity with this passage from an adaptation of part of Vergil's Georgics placed by Abraham Cowley at the end of his essay On solitude.
                           . . . I see
       The monster London laugh at me:
       I should at thee too, foolish city,
   If it were fit to laugh at misery;
       But thy estate I pity.

   Let but thy wicked men from out thee go,
       And all the fools that crowd thee so,
       Even thou, who dost thy millions boast,
   A village less than Islington wilt grow,
       A solitude almost.

just saw this. loves it!

Romantic / Re: Alkan
« on: May 25, 2014, 01:36:14 am »
Hi All,
Got this in the post today:


oh, wow, the samples to listen to there are super super nice.

Proms / Re: PROMS 2014 Guide
« on: April 30, 2014, 03:55:56 pm »
holst scriabin schoenberg yes yes yes

The Coffee Bar / Re: Grumpy Old Rant Room
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:15:44 pm »
Jonathan, sounds nasty :(  Be brave!

The Coffee Bar / Re: Merry/ Happy Xmas/ Holidays!
« on: December 24, 2013, 04:51:55 pm »
merry christmas to all! :)

The Coffee Bar / Re: The Waffle Thread
« on: December 14, 2013, 11:58:21 am »
Haven't heard any bells, but I can hear the minarets :)

The Coffee Bar / Re: The Waffle Thread
« on: December 14, 2013, 02:30:20 am »
Near shoreditch high street. Can count me in to the next meet up I guess :)

The Coffee Bar / Re: The Waffle Thread
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:42:00 pm »
And I've retreated from my Berlin expedition and now live in lovely London. London's not too bad innn'tit.

The Coffee Bar / Re: The new pedantry thread
« on: November 28, 2013, 01:21:49 pm »
Lady Gaga playing Chopin, and on a Bösendorfer, to boot. O.k., so it's not, but it made me laugh.
i really like the initial learning curve to that etude (when playing it slowly), but it always sounds unpleasant and rushed to me when played at proper speed - I just hear 'lots of hard work' rather than the musicality that it promises when played more slowly. odd piece.

The Coffee Bar / Re: The Waffle Thread
« on: November 12, 2013, 11:52:56 pm »
such a tease!

The Concert Hall / Re: Live Concert Thread
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:45:03 pm »

The Coffee Bar / Re: The Waffle Thread
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:29:33 pm »
I find myself being extremely happy about the news that Ian Pace's recording of HOPIS is coming out. My copy is arriving in a friend's mailbox any day now, but in the interim i'm going to read the extended notes he just put online ( in anticipation.  I rarely allow myself giddiness, but I'm making an exception for this.

The Coffee Bar / Re: The Minor Moan thread
« on: November 09, 2013, 12:33:12 am »
Hey - sorry for the delay in replying (flat hunting/being stressed/etc) - our desired place is rare enough that it's unlikely that you will have any leads, but here it is: 5 bedroom flat ideally not too far from neukölln or kreuzberg.

would be good to meet up and say hello some time - I'll drop you a pm : ) 

The Coffee Bar / Re: The Minor Moan thread
« on: November 04, 2013, 12:07:07 am »
You seem to have a pretty healthy attitude, Chafers. Excited to see what turns you take :)

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