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An Orchestral Delight
ICSM Orchestra take to the stage to present an exciting programme of music to suit all tastes.
it's good that the orchestra is being diverse in the music it produces because this is the only way to attract more people in an age where classical music is really ignored by the younger generations.
i forgot to add that wit duncan and simon we now have two great jurnos covering the musical scence at IC!
why are all the replies coming up for about a few hours and then they are censored before most people have any chance to respond to them?
has anybody been covering the music over easter weekend?
The fairies have been at work censoring culture all over live. Whether Drama, literature, Music or theological debate...
1. Live should have a set of 'house rules' explaining what is deemed acceptable and what is deemed unacceptable (offensive language, political invective etc.)
2. In the instance of a post being deleted, the post should not just vanish. The administrator should leave a message in its place very briefly explaining why the post has been deleted.
These changes are important and will only improve Live.
i agree - i feel disappointed in the editors
YEA. LIVE EDITORS ARE LAME!
Story about exams:
"He doesn't want help from anyone and he'd never copy anyone else's work...That's why we respect him."
Shyoram Yadav, Imperial College salutes you.
At Imperial you can't properly retake any exams. there is a possibility for retake but this only allows a passing grade at most!
The editors are fascists!
Stop censorship Now!!
Censorship is fine as long as it exists within a framwork of house rules.
At the moment there are no rules - just anarchy and the editors are acting like GRAND EXECUTIONERS. The other day they eliminated about 1,500 posts which were about the middle-east. What's that all about?? Yeah, pretend it never happened - nothing exists outside the bounds of the Union.
One more rant: the central library. What's going on there??! Every time I go there it's packed to the rafters and I have to go back home. The reason is because (and I know this for a fact) students from other London Unis are USING OUR LIBRARY SPACE by the hundreds. Quite frankly WE have paid for 24hr libraries and students from other universities are getting the benefits. Of course they should be allowed to use our library but during exam time only Imperial Students should be let in.
This is a serious situation. You try finding somewhere to revise in the Library nowadays during the week - not possible.
You might want to read the disclaimer, accessible on the left hand side of the front paeg.
i'm glad that music is still domintaing the agenda at IC
i must say that live seems to be a bit quiet over the last couple of days - people are doing far too much work!
This is true. there are sooooooooooooo
many exams and soooooooooooooooooooo
I hate exam season.
Ok Back to work....
besorot tovot, yeshuot ve nehamot...
The official 5 worst things in life according to 'Get a Life' magazine:
5. Mark Goodier (Radio 1 DJ)
4. Chronic diarhoea/food poisoning
3. "Oh my God you know like whatever" or people who say that rubbish phrase
2. Annoying dips**t who asks a lot of questions in lectures
I have got 4 and 1...
life is hell...
in true erwinian fassion i feel i have to make it clear that exams are not an excuse for not posting.
All of Imperial must bear witness each one to each other
especially at a time like this
Yeah, life's a bitch then you marry one...
I once had a friend called Clive
who was a Chemical master
who Spent his free time on live!
and made sure to sit where there was a paper
as that was the only way to thrive..
I once had a friend called Clive,
Who used to eat cheese and chive*,
He was a chemical master,
Made sure to sit where there was a paper,
But he still wrote s**t limericks on Live.
(*as in flavoured crisps. Noone eats cheese and chive on it own)
What have the 1500 middle east posts got to do with the ICSM Orchestra? This is, afterall, a place to discuss the article and things relating to it.
I am sure you must remember the justice to palestine page which had over a Megabyte of text in the response? Well this isn't the place to have those discussions
You talk about "outside the bounds of the union". Maybe you should use websites outside the bounds of the union for these discussions
When I go in the library it is often full. By full I mean all the desks are taken, but about 1/3 of all the people in there are having lunch / having a break.
If people weren't so antisocial and took their bags with them when they go for lunch this wouldn't be a problem.
Plus of course there's that sign in the library saying report unattended bags, at a rough guess there are almost 100 unattended bags at any one time.
When I said "but about 1/3 of all the people in there" I meant people whos stuff is in there
You misunderstand me.
My point is that there has to be an explicit set of house rules in these discussion forum.
If this is not a forum for any sort of political discussion (like the Middle-East crisis) then that has to be stated clearly in a set of forum guidelines or something to that effect.
Hundreds of posts have been deleted for obvious reasons. Several posts have been deleted for not so obvious reasons. All I am calling for is that Live contributors should have some rights and I don't think I'm being unreasonable. If this isn't the place to have those types of discussions then we should know about it.
You do have to click on a link "Discuss article" which kind of implies you are discussing the article itself
And what is it with those distracting people who think noone can hear them whispering in libraries. "Oooh! I know! Methinks I'll whisper to my friend for the next half hour and no one will hear me". We CAN hear you and you ARE the illegitimate spawn of Saruman - so shut the hell up!!!!
"which kind of implies you are discussing the article itself"
Kind of not good enough. Other forums have rules - why not ours?
It's a matter of legitimacy. In fact to be entirely consistent I will stop posting now until contributors are given their rights.
the people in the library wispering. Were you refering to the ones tonight? On level 5 who weren't even attempting to keep the noise down?
No, these scumbuckets were on level 3. But I do not think it was an isolated case.
try getting to the library before lunchtime and it wouldnt be such a problem for you.
btw, what has all this got to do with simon's lovely article on the icsm orchstra?
I am unimpressed by the whole situation. If we want to discuss music, the middle eastor middle eastern music we should be aloud to. Censorship is wrong (unless any laws are broken or perhaps obscenities are used) because it always requires subjective decisions and the recent random censorings of several discussion areas is typical of that and reveals the inherent bias of the editor.
I personally hate those people who give you dirty looks when you whisper a word of greeting to an old friend in the library -level 5 in particular. At times one is prepared to forguve the scowling look, the tut-tutting, especially when coming from a rather pleasent looking young lady whose presence otherwise serves to brighten up the library, but when one is confronted with a hairy rugby-playing materials student one feels a desire to vituperate at the highest volume possible this specimen of anti-social behaviour. But then the distrubing pangs of Revision and the etiquette ingrained through years of ggood upbringing and repsect bring one back to reality and one wonders back down into the corridors of quiet study to face the fast approaching moment of truth.
I am unimpressed by the whole situation. If we want to discuss music, the middle east or middle eastern music we should be allowed to. Censorship is wrong (unless any laws are broken or perhaps obscenities are used) because it always requires subjective decisions and the recent random censorings of several discussion areas is typical of that and reveals the inherent bias of the editor.
happy independence day everyone
to you too!
for my next birthday, maybe the icsm orchestra will perform barenboim's piece, mavet learafat in c minor
Happy independence day.
However, I think we are seeing the American dream at its darkest hour right now.
I just read about an 15-year old schoolboy who was interrogated by Special Services after he drew an anti-war picture during an art lesson. Apparently they are starting disciplinary action against the pupil for drawing a picture of George Bush as the devil. The piece was called "Stop the war against terror".
And on an unrelated theme - two state-of-the-art projectors have been stolen from the Tanaka centre.
!!!!!!!!!!Actually - what the hell are you people talking about? It's not independence day today - that's the 4th July.
I prefer mavet learavim ve hasmol..
happy independence day everyone. my preferred piece is "tahargu oti gam"
welcome back everyone, it's so good to be here again!
It's coming. If you will it it is no dream...
i hear that soon they may perform "palm oasis" or "dinghy" or even "south village" and "song of the sea"
Not familiar with that piece?
i believe in the original it was called "dugit"
my friend sharon doesnt like that piece. she commissioned a vote among all of us as to what we though. i said "sharon, we love you but we're vboting against"
looks like the piece wasnt as disengaging as some might have thought
David, do you not have anything better to do with your time?
Mustafa, sorry to dissapoint you but it is not me who is posting above. I am sure you can check. I assume you are referring to "armande"
i am armande. who is mustafa? if you dont like posts about classical music, then dont read them.
this post still seems to be going well
I have a cousin called mustafa but he lives in stoke on trent.I think it is an Assumed named based on that classic hit song "Ya Mustafa, Ya Mustafa"
But that is what one of my sources from IC chamber orchestra has told me- off the record. He said something like this "Ma'aku, my dear fellow, there is no such thing as Mustafa- it is a figment of your imagination"
"Why dear fellow does he post on live?" I retorted "Ah, old man, that is a clever pseudonym.You don't there is anybody really called Nia ,Simon, Mustafa or Valerie?"
"Well of course not I said" (although I was somewhat taken aback as while the others were obvious fakes I had somwehat childishly thought that Valerie was a real person- she reminded me so much of my great Aunt from tul-carm on sea...)
another day in the wonderful life of an engineer...
i agree entirely
My apologies David. I no longer have any editorial involvement with Live! so I don't see the IP logs any more.
I assume it must be your friend from Jesus College, Cambridge.
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