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 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   deglialberi   (Member)

deleted comment - not worth bothering...

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: After reading this post I decided to come clean and admit that I am, indeed, a racist. I have little tolerance for those who do things very quickly without thinking first, that speed is the most important thing. Everything has to be NOW, NOW, NOW!

Shouldn't there be a bit MORE racism in this sense these days?

-Ned


Ned, you are playing with a word, "racism," which is like playing with anti-semitism, and I don't think it is something one should make jokes about. And in this case, I think you actually meant to write that you AREN'T a race-IST in that you "...have little tolerance for those who do things very quickly without thinking first, that speed is the most important thing." Kidding around, calling people who may leap before they think as "racists" is kind of creepy -- donchathink? And I think that you actually meant the opposite, and if you had slowed down you might have avoided that mistake, in that you surely meant that there should be more ANTI-race-ISM, not more -- right??? Got that?

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Incidentally, I just returned from spending 3 days in Helena Montana with my parents, both ailing, and rented what was like a one-bedroom apartment down the hall from them. While there, I played a lot of my music, and must say that I listened a lot to my 70 cue Dave Grusin playlist, with his "Cinemagic" CD, "The Firm," "On Golden Pond" (recently got it WITH the dialog), "The Champ," "Tootsie," "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter," and "Three Days of the Condor," and never got bored with any of it. (Never bothered to put any of what he wrote for "The Graduate" on the playlist.) Wish he had spent more time composing film soundtracks than his jazz albums, although I have several of those too.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   deglialberi   (Member)

Again, deleted comment - not worth bothering...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   deglialberi   (Member)

Last time. Deleted comment - not worth bothering...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Well, the bizarre nature of this continued - first, the person apologized - not giving any reason, really, other than "I've been swindled before." I explained that what's happened to him before has nothing to do with us. Then he said he'd made his order on the 23rd - I went back and yes, he had made an order on the 23rd - my confusion was he also made an order two minutes before sending the e-mail - that order he didn't even reference. Strange. Then I checked and his order from the 23rd shipped on the 24th, so that's pretty damn good service if you ask me. I then asked him if he'd really placed the second order, since he seemed so agitated about the first. He said yes, and I told him that would ship on Monday. Nutty, but done.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 9:08 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Well, the bizarre nature of this continued - first, the person apologized - not giving any reason, really, other than "I've been swindled before." I explained that what's happened to him before has nothing to do with us. Then he said he'd made his order on the 23rd - I went back and yes, he had made an order on the 23rd - my confusion was he also made an order two minutes before sending the e-mail - that order he didn't even reference. Strange. Then I checked and his order from the 23rd shipped on the 24th, so that's pretty damn good service if you ask me. I then asked him if he'd really placed the second order, since he seemed so agitated about the first. He said yes, and I told him that would ship on Monday. Nutty, but done.



I remember Lukas telling such stories 10 or 12 years ago.

Bruce, we film score fans are a rowdy and wild bunch! smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

haineshisway:

You are just learning what I've known for several decades, that there are some very troubled people out there. For years in the 1980s I worked in Circulation for the Los Angeles Times, and our job was merely to call new subscribers to make sure that (1) they had ordered the paper, and (2) had no problems with delivery. There were a lot of shifty phone solicitors who had misrepresented their offers and the subscribers blamed those of us calling them, and I never got so many horrible tongue lashings in my life. And even when I made it clear that I had nothing to do with placing the order and would correct all the problems, they continued to heap abuse on me. Jump ahead 15 years and I'm at a popular photo-sharing site called flickr.com, and I again ran into some extremely sick and vicious individuals. They're out there, and they may never rise to the level of what we regularly see on the nightly news, but it's inevitable we'll come across them from time to time. Best of luck in avoiding such problems in the future!

Can't wait for "Heaven Can Wait"!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 11:37 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

haineshisway:

You are just learning what I've known for several decades, that there are some very troubled people out there.


Oh, I'm sure Bruce has dealt with more than his fair share of "challenging customers" (as we say in my line of work) over the years, both in and out of the soundtrack biz.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Hello Bruce Kimball if that reely is you're name i have a complaint. Heven can wait and Racing with teh moon are too of my favrite scores and i ordered them weeks ago now
and they still
havvent arrived yet, what kind of rekord producer are you anyway! Can't you just call up the studio people and have them give you the CDs to send out immeditly,
why doze it take
so long! I hate those boxes you send the cds in, Why do you send them in those cardbord boxes that are so hard to oppen.
I by CDs from you regulally but the last time i got one i allmost broke my finger on the thing you pull to open the box and then I broke the plastic case inside too---can you send me a new replasemint case! Doze this rekord have the compleet
scores on it i dont want it if it dozent have the compleet scores on it. Maybe if it dozent have the compleet scores then you could lower the price on it, that wood be fair. You have lots of CDs for sale
so you must be making a lot of money and it wood be grate fro us to have a cheaper price on teh CDs we by from you. I sent you a email too weeks ago about this CD did you get it, i askd

if the cd was in teh male but you never replyed, dont you have anny respect for you're costumers?, Thats what I want to know.
If you dont do better at this selling then your doing now i may have to look somewear else four my cds. You woodent want that wood you!
Wen you send the CD dont put you're name on the outside, my mother lives upstairs and she cheks my male all teh time to see if im bying someting i shouddent.
Ha ve you evver thougt of putting out teh soundtrak to bambi meets godzilla---i know its a short score but it wood compleet my godzilla soundtrak collecshun. just a idea to think abbout. thank you for reading this but pleaze send the cd soon.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 2:53 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

LOL!!!
big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   JADSTERSDAD   (Member)

So....I'm away for awhile, moving house, and one of my most wanted scores comes out and is now sold out! Any other avenues where there might still be some left, does anyone know? Cheers.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

manderley, re: Hello Bruce Kimball if that reely is you're name i have a complaint. Heven can wait and Racing with teh moon are too of my favrite scores and i ordered them weeks ago now
and they still
havvent arrived yet, what kind of rekord producer are you anyway! Can't you just call up the studio people and have them give you the CDs to send out immeditly,
why doze it take
so long! I hate those boxes you send the cds in, Why do you send them in those cardbord boxes that are so hard to oppen.
I by CDs from you regulally but the last time i got one i allmost broke my finger on the thing you pull to open the box and then I broke the plastic case inside too---can you send me a new replasemint case! Doze this rekord have the compleet
scores on it i dont want it if it dozent have the compleet scores on it. Maybe if it dozent have the compleet scores then you could lower the price on it, that wood be fair. You have lots of CDs for sale
so you must be making a lot of money and it wood be grate fro us to have a cheaper price on teh CDs we by from you. I sent you a email too weeks ago about this CD did you get it, i askd

if the cd was in teh male but you never replyed, dont you have anny respect for you're costumers?, Thats what I want to know.
If you dont do better at this selling then your doing now i may have to look somewear else four my cds. You woodent want that wood you!

Wen you send the CD dont put you're name on the outside, my mother lives upstairs and she cheks my male all teh time to see if im bying someting i shouddent.
Ha ve you evver thougt of putting out teh soundtrak to bambi meets godzilla---i know its a short score but it wood compleet my godzilla soundtrak collecshun. just a idea to think abbout. thank you for reading this but pleaze send the cd soon.


manderley: Surely that must be a joke? You KNOW that the CDs actually have a November delivery date, right? (Although they often may be shipped earlier.) I find the above, if it were written as anything other than a tongue-in-cheek joke, very chilling. And, if it is a joke, inappropriate.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

So....I'm away for awhile, moving house, and one of my most wanted scores comes out and is now sold out! Any other avenues where there might still be some left, does anyone know? Cheers.

You can drop e-mail to Bruce.
I think he can help.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

.....manderley: Surely that must be a joke? You KNOW that the CDs actually have a November delivery date, right? (Although they often may be shipped earlier.)

Ron.....the "klews" are:

1- The discussion and trend of the posts in the latter part of the thread and.....

2- Your own post, and then Josh Mitchell's, immediately preceding, and.....

3- The smilie face attached to "manderley's" post.


.....I find the above, if it were written as anything other than a tongue-in-cheek joke, very chilling.....

.....as well as unfocussed, demented, ungrammatical, mostly misspelled, over-the-top, and sophomoric, I'd say. smile ......It's also a paragraph (paragraph??---it's hard to tell! smile) which is time-consuming to write, difficult to construct, and offensive to the sensibilities if it doesn't come naturally to the writer! smile

smile smile


Ron, I really enjoy your posts and welcome your recent appearance in these FSM threads.

Anticipating your always interesting future posts on the Board, I hope you will come to understand that woven through our times of serious discussion is also a thread of fun and knowing frivolity in the material which surfaces from time to time and which comments on the sometimes ridiculous posts we see each day---helping to break up the often ongoing monotony of reading the same discussions, complaints, and fan-based adoration we encounter regularly.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I almost posted something prior to this about humor in our threads - it's very clear when the humor is real - we do occasionally get a couple of folks who love to soil our threads (although I believe that that has now ceased), but when Manderley does an obviously humorous post, it is funny and not inappropriate, because I like to keep the Kritzerland threads light and fun. It has been a constant from the beginning and I hope you'll get in the spirit because we all have a really good time doing it. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

So....I'm away for awhile, moving house, and one of my most wanted scores comes out and is now sold out! Any other avenues where there might still be some left, does anyone know? Cheers.

As JB Fan suggests, drop me an e-mail.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

manderley:

I get it. But to some of us novices here, it can sometimes be a bit hard to tell the serious from the jests -- obviously you have a reputation as one of the Court Jesters here and I'll just have to take note of that. But sometimes this may sail over the heads of some of us, especially us in our 70s!!! Sorry if I over-reacted to something that, initially, seemed real to me. Reminds me of a fake letter I sent to a roommate in 1966 from someone claiming to be the mother of his unborn child -- it was SO outrageous that I never dreamed he would take it serious, but he did, which took the joke into, well, the twilight zone! Take care.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   ChristianK├╝hn   (Member)

Manderley, just to be safe next time, include the following:

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

ChristianK├╝hn: I assume you're very familiar with manderley and his (or her) style of joking. But I'm not. And in the same region of that thread, the record label had just reported an angry complaint from an irate customer, and, frankly, I thought that that might be related to it. So there's no need to ridicule someone for being naively gullible. In my professional writing, I have a distinct self-deprecating humor, and, apart from the writing, also have an infectious sense of humor -- my best friends often break into wide grins when they see me, because they know what will surely follow when we are together. I was about to write that I just missed it this time, but actually I had suspected that it might be a joke, but it was so detailed that it just seemed more like a posting from a sick individual -- much like the customer the record company had just mentioned. So credit manderley for his (or her) success in the joke. [Since manderley doesn't give us one word about himself (or herself) in his (or her) profile, there's little way to tell.]

 
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