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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000570.txt from 2000/09

From: "Tony Wakefield" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] For Tony Pay
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 09:19:53 -0400

> On Tue, 12 Sep 2000 12:22:16 +0100, said:
> > I`m noticing there`s some considerable activity at present, some of
> > which is wonderfully amusing, some unfortunately not quite so. I am
> > indeed quite shocked at how some individuals, (perhaps not plural)...
> Hum. You mean me, I take it? Why not say so?

T.W. Reply. Yes Tony, I mean you. You had sort of disappeared at that time,
and I didn`t want to enter into anything personal without you being able to
respond. You have said (not long ago) that you might be unsubscribing. No
personal offence aimed in your direction.

> > ...feel the need to hiss and spit, as a means of defence,
> Defence against what?

T.W. Reply. A defence against being accused of being rude to me, - i.e.
short, with scant courtesy. We don`t know each other personally, so I, in my
haste (acknowledged) need to point out how I believe I am being treated, in
this case, rudely, as I`ve said.

> > when "points of view" not necessarily stated as "true fact", crop up
> > in discussion. Would listers allow me to hopefully calm these quite
> > ruthlessly aimed posts, (over the last 2 to 3 weeks) by calling for a
> > more tolerant attitude towards points of view.
> Just saw this, after a bit away.
> Facts are facts, it's true, and can be challenged. And, I agree, humour
> is humour.
> But points of view are arguable, and when unsustainable, will be argued
> against here. That's one of the values of the list, I'd say.

T.W. Reply. Wholly Agree.

> I repeat below your opinion about the Schoenberg Chamber Symphony. Let
> me know if and when you want to change it.

T.W. Reply. I`ll keep you guessing on that one Tony - - - - -

> No offence taken, by the way.

T.W. Reply. I`m pleased - pals again then?

Tony W.

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