So many of you have listened to my compositions and said such kind things about them. For this, I thank you very much. It certainly is an encouragement to continue as well as being helpful.
I have not listened to very many works of other here, and for this I apologize. The reason is very simple. I live in the redwoods, on the very edge of nowhere, and broadband connection is not available. So it takes me a very long time to download a piece. I tried this afternoon to download a piece by Jun Yammamoto, the projected time was an hour, but kept climbing. I have expectations of a Satellite broadband in the next month or two, which will be a big help, although nowhere near as fast as a real broadband. Then I will have a better means of listening. So please don't think that I am deliberately snubbing anybody; it just presently is a very bad situation.
Thanks again for the attention you have given to my music.
What a thoughtful post. Truly, deep-down thoughtful.
I remember now that you've mentioned a few times that you are on dial-up, and so playing music isn't practical for you--but as I'm sure is true of others, info about each person's set up and limitations etc. is hard to keep straight.
I suppose I've noticed that it's rare for you to participate on other threads, and so that's why it's especially good to be reminded of why that is.
Best of luck getting the Satellite broadband you're wanting. When that works out, I know you'll be having a Great time with Many things, including being able to hear more of the great music posted in The Listening Room.
Thanks again--I for one really appreciate what you posted.
If we're having an apologies thread, let me add mine. I've been suffering, for three or four months, from some kind of problem where my machine won't stream stuff - I click on a link, my machine says it's downloading it, then, when it's done, it goes to a blank webpage that says 'done' at the bottom, but doesn't open MediaPlayer. Same happens with video, mp3, wav; I've checked all my settings, but nothing appears to be wrong, so I'm stuffed. It's really frustrating - not only can I not visit the listening room, but I can't hear demos of things I want to buy.
I have stopped uploading music, though, so that I don't feel too bad.
Well Richard, listening to your music is truely a blessing, so i apologize for not posting music for you and others to listen, but i'm working on it little by little.
Your post reminds me i should get over to the listening room, in the meanwhile i hope they get a better availability of options (but still cheap) out in your neck of the woods, but at the same time hoping real estate, retail, and office developers, don't go treading near your peaceful refuge.
Rest assured my friend, your compositions have given many (including myself) great inspiration and pleasure. We are truly grateful that we can count you as 'one of us' in the Listening Room.
There was a time when my location was in something like the last 4% in the UK to get broadband and I was equally very disappointed. Then suddenly, about two years ago two miraculous things happened! The local authority gritted the roads in my village (first time in living memory!) and BT engineers turned up to install broadband. So it can happen - but in many cases, as here on Dartmoor, it requires a lot of letter writing and action from pressure groups. Good luck - and keep posting.
I think most of us were well aware that you were stuck behind
a slow modem, of course. And especially more recently as
more and more of us write longer pieces and record at higher
bit rates --it's just impossible to listen to more than a few for
those still on slow lines. I well remember being exactly in that
same situation not so long ago -- everything seemed to take
forever to download for the simple reason that... it did.
Wonderful to hear you're soon going to be gaining some
speed, my friend. While satellite has its drawbacks; it's
surely going to be a great improvement for you!