a thereminist list on myspace? can it work?

Posted: 4/24/2007 10:10:34 PM

From: Kansas City MO USA

Joined: 11/26/2006

hi all,
someone has taken it on herself to try to update a database of thereminist.
i wish her all the best and maybe you will take the time to visit her page.

"Hey Buddy,
I started a myspace site called the Theremin connnection, a database of professional and hobbyist thereminists, makers and promoters of.

I've got you on the list : - )
So please find me and be a friend!


so and so"

Posted: 4/24/2007 10:12:21 PM

From: Kansas City MO USA

Joined: 11/26/2006

i'm not on levnet anymore, would someone pass it on please?
Posted: 4/26/2007 8:12:21 AM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

I willl check out hte list tonight if I get a chance.
Posted: 5/1/2007 1:37:29 PM

From: NYC

Joined: 3/6/2005

Has anyone identified this person?

I'm in the amateur category. I guess this is okay, although I'd like to be known as a professional.

While the word "amateur" actually means "one who works without pay," the word connotates that one does a particular thing as a pastime.

I don't think of studying the theremin at an educational institution as a pastime.

Sigh. Tear. Frustrating.

Posted: 5/1/2007 3:35:43 PM

From: Kansas City, Mo.

Joined: 8/23/2005


Since you are presumably available for paid theremin work, then you could, imho, list yourself as a professional.

[i]-- Kevin[/i]
Posted: 5/1/2007 3:39:31 PM

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Joined: 12/30/2006

I feel good that I am introducing the word "repeatcore" into the Thereminist lexicon.
Posted: 5/1/2007 4:46:20 PM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

I can certainly think of a talented thereminist with a base in Texas who is involved in artistic development and promotion as described on Theremin Connection's profile, but without further poking around I really can't be sure. Besides, I figure if she wants to remain anonymous that's her prerogative. One thing is certain - this is not an exercise in self-promotion.

Oddly I feel a little uncomfortable in the professional list - I do think of my playing as a pastime - albeit one I take seriously, despite various bits of evidence to the contrary - that you can find me on iTunes does indicate that, theoretically, I am a paid musician. Personally I like the amateur tag - it affords one the creative freedom to please oneself rather than an audience or a bank manager. Also many of my favourite bands - in particular The Fall - prefer to think of themselves as amateur, presumably for a similar reason.

But as I said, the evidence suggests I am in the right list. So while I am sure the keeper of the list would be happy to make corrections, in this instance I won't be asking for a change.
Posted: 5/1/2007 5:14:25 PM

From: Kansas City MO USA

Joined: 11/26/2006

i've sent a message on your behalf. somehow i fell in to the spot of "helper" on this project. kinda like Egor.
i think of amature / pro as "would i be willing to do it in front of people?".
(are we still talking about theremins?)

would i make wooo-wooo noises in front of my wife? yep, she leaves the room.
would i feel comfortable with a video of me on youtube? not yet...

she expects to be found out, but wanted to have a fairly well built list before that happened.
(that's why i removed her name from my first post)

and no it's not for selfpromotion (as far as i can tell)
i've comunicated with her a number of times and "feel" that she is honist

Posted: 5/1/2007 8:27:04 PM

From: Kansas City MO USA

Joined: 11/26/2006

i also relize dat ima reely gud speeler
Posted: 5/1/2007 11:15:03 PM

From: NYC

Joined: 3/6/2005

Wow, thanks, guys!
It's probably not a huge deal, but I really appreciated the support.
I've always been an advocate of the "present yourself as who you hope to be" rule.

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