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 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

Likewise. Schiffy has been a consistent voice of reason and sense on these boards and a welcome counterweight to some of the more shrill voices here. I'll miss his insightful posts and his pandas

I agree, Schiffy is often the voice of reason and I often find myself agreeing with him. But if this place is making him mentally stressed, I don't blame him at all for stepping out.



I heard he might of found a ...Girl!

Those could be from haters, from that JW site.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Just saw this. Hello everybody. My pandas and I are well.

Ford is correct, I got very busy with a big project. But honestly, I think my absence showed me that I’m better off away from here. Of late, I found that I was consistently rubbing people the wrong way. I was accused of arrogance, of obsequiousness to the labels, and one member seemed to believe I held a personal grudge against him.

I noticed on the Internet a few years ago that nobody hates “Star Wars” more than “Star Wars” fanatics, and I see the same paradox here. I have not lost my passion for film music, but I have lost interest in reading outrage that some label has failed in its moral duty to release a score that might sell 200 copies, or else it’s not in the format we most want, or it’s come in an eco-pak, or has crossfades.

And so I left. I said nothing about it, because I didn’t expect anybody would notice, but I guess a couple of you have. Sense-memory still brings me back here on occasion. I debated whether to post this at all, as I’m sure it’s not going to do me any favors with the crowd that finds me arrogant. I still look forward to all the wonderful releases that miraculously make it out of the studio vaults from our beloved labels, but I have lost the energy to argue with people about them.

Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear? Yes, I figured.

Be well everybody!



The Schiffy Valedictory (?)

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I'm sure Schiffy will be back if only to read my " tea leaves"

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Schiffy was/is one of the good ones!

Sorry to see him chased off by the negativity... frown

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   BryonDavis   (Member)

I appreciate his takes whether on other releases, ones that I am involved with and i appreciate his kind words on projects others just attack. Schiffy, I too miss your voice of reason here.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Hey Schiffy, thanks for popping up.

Like you, I find myself having washed my hands of this place. I use to check in two or three times a day and now I can't be bothered to do three times a month sometimes. Not everyone is important enough to take up head-space, you know? Thats just how life is.

Happy you're happy, though. Keep doing what ever it is you're doing. See you out there.

J

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   CCW1970   (Member)

Schiffy,

FWIW, your posts are always some of the most interesting to read, in particular when I may disagree. You get me to think.

I can’t imagine an honest person reading any of your posts and coming away thinking you’re arrogant. Ignore the Debbie Downers, they’re not worth the time.

I can understand the toxicity of social media, especially in the small niche of film music, which does tend to bring the fanatic out in some fans. Again, I think the folks that can’t ever be pleased are best ignored.

For my part, I hope you come back from time to time. Otherwise, the terrorists have won razz

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Pompous.
Arrogant.
Self centered.
Belligerent.
Annoying.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

But enough about me.
Farewell Mr Schiff.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

...I got very busy with a big project. But honestly, I think my absence showed me that I’m better off away from here. Of late, I found that I was consistently rubbing people the wrong way. I was accused of arrogance, of obsequiousness to the labels, and one member seemed to believe I held a personal grudge against him.

And so I left. I said nothing about it, because I didn’t expect anybody would notice, but I guess a couple of you have. Sense-memory still brings me back here on occasion. I debated whether to post this at all, as I’m sure it’s not going to do me any favors with the crowd that finds me arrogant. I still look forward to all the wonderful releases that miraculously make it out of the studio vaults from our beloved labels, but I have lost the energy to argue with people about them.

Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear? Yes, I figured.

Be well everybody!



Sorry to hear this and no sigh of relief from me. You are one of the people in this burg whose contributions are consistently informed and informative, cheerful, level-headed, and straight-shooting, blissfully free of pontificating, self-aggrandizement, and game-playing. Your voice will definitely be missed by me, and others as well it appears. If this decision is irrevocable, best of luck to you in all your endeavors. And apologies if I've been any part of the cause of your leave-taking!

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear? Yes, I figured.

Well, ya figured wrong, you jackass. Most of us (and certainly anyone that matters!) love you, love that boppy little head avatar and its pandas, and love your voice of reason and logical temper. Don't leave us, Schiffy!

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Your departure represents one further reduction in the number of reasons to visit this site. I have always appreciated your observations and have learned from people like you who are in the industry.

Speaking only for myself, this site is mainly becoming a vehicle for keeping track of new releases, rather than a resource for accessing information about how films are made and how music fits into the equation.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Schiffy.....more power to you !

"Illegitim non carborundum"

Leo.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Speaking only for myself, this site is mainly becoming a vehicle for keeping track of the shipping status of new releases, rather than a resource for accessing information about how films are made and how music fits into the equation.

Fixed that for you, Erik!

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

That important SchiffyM work keeping him busy, by the way:

Pandas always look ;-)

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Didn't Schiffy get hired to be Sam Tarleys stunt double?

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The worst thing you can say about The Schiffman is he is long winded , at times.
The second worst thing is he refuses to believe in my powers of prophecy.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Pompous.
Arrogant.
Self centered.
Belligerent.
Annoying.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.


In other words, he knew what he was posting about and that annoyed some folks like you.


Ford A Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   JGouse0498   (Member)

Pompous.
Arrogant.
Self centered.
Belligerent.
Annoying.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.


In other words, he knew what he was posting about and that annoyed some folks like you.


Ford A Thaxton


You only read the first post. The board member was making a joke. The punchline is in the post immediately following that one.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2019 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Pompous.
Arrogant.
Self centered.
Belligerent.
Annoying.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.


Kev just switch that first word out with something that starts with a G and we’re cooking with gas.

 
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