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One does wonder, as ever, how anyone can be 101% committed to anything, since it is an irrational quantity.

 

I'd treat the advertisement with a large pinch of salt, I'm afraid.

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One does wonder, as ever, how anyone can be 101% committed to anything, since it is an irrational quantity.

 

I'd treat the advertisement with a large pinch of salt, I'm afraid.

 

The only teaching job this week looks as if it is off the Archers too...............

 

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/showJob.asp?i...p;type=Teaching

 

AJJ

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Anyone trained in management can always read between the lines, and my immediate reaction was to re-interpret this in the following way:-

 

 

Every cleric’s dream Organist available soon through church closure.

 

Redundant organist available due to being part of a losing team and failed mission.

 

Experienced, qualified, ultra-reliable and conscientious.

 

I am old and friendless but I try to make the best of my limited abilities.

 

Exemplary clerical, lay and musical references; Anglican communicant, evangelising through music; flexible regarding musical styles, churchmanship and remuneration.

 

A known yes man, I am an Anglican communicant and musician who will play anything for a bit of pocket money. You hum it, and I'll play it.

 

101% committed to congregational singing, and a hymn-player to die for (so no choirs or music groups needed..)

 

I love leading congregational singing and do it my way, without assistance from people who think they can sing or play other instruments. Several people have died listening to me.

 

An intuitive, stylish and passionate liturgical accompanist, I play tunes known and loved by congregations after services (not esoteric organ music).

 

 

I can't read music but I have a good ear. I can't play the organ properly, but I'm a snappy dresser who knows how to put on a show to impress people. The report that I threw a digital piano onto its back mid-service, was nothing more than malicious rumour. It was myself, not the piano.

 

I’m yours from 14th January anywhere in the Ashford/Brighton/ Southampton/London box served by Southern trains or Brighton and Hove buses.

 

I will travel anything up to 100 miles on Sundays, just for the privilege of demonstrating my unique lack of talent as an organist. My hobbies include train-spotting, adventurous travel, reading timetables and lurking around stations

 

Call me now on: 0**3 6*****

 

Reverse the charges when you call me.....please do.

 

I’m fully priest-friendly, and you will not be disappointed!

 

I hate other organists: especially those who don't know their proper place. I love being told what to do.

 

B)

 

MM

 

 

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Anyone trained in management can always read between the lines, and my immediate reaction was to re-interpret this in the following way:-

Every cleric’s dream Organist available soon through church closure.

 

Redundant organist available due to being part of a losing team and failed mission.

 

Experienced, qualified, ultra-reliable and conscientious.

 

I am old and friendless but I try to make the best of my limited abilities.

 

Exemplary clerical, lay and musical references; Anglican communicant, evangelising through music; flexible regarding musical styles, churchmanship and remuneration.

 

A known yes man, I am an Anglican communicant and musician who will play anything for a bit of pocket money. You hum it, and I'll play it.

 

101% committed to congregational singing, and a hymn-player to die for (so no choirs or music groups needed..)

 

I love leading congregational singing and do it my way, without assistance from people who think they can sing or play other instruments. Several people have died listening to me.

 

An intuitive, stylish and passionate liturgical accompanist, I play tunes known and loved by congregations after services (not esoteric organ music).

I can't read music but I have a good ear. I can't play the organ properly, but I'm a snappy dresser who knows how to put on a show to impress people. The report that I threw a digital piano onto its back mid-service, was nothing more than malicious rumour. It was myself, not the piano.

 

I’m yours from 14th January anywhere in the Ashford/Brighton/ Southampton/London box served by Southern trains or Brighton and Hove buses.

 

I will travel anything up to 100 miles on Sundays, just for the privilege of demonstrating my unique lack of talent as an organist. My hobbies include train-spotting, adventurous travel, reading timetables and lurking around stations

 

Call me now on: 0**3 6*****

 

Reverse the charges when you call me.....please do.

 

I’m fully priest-friendly, and you will not be disappointed!

 

I hate other organists: especially those who don't know their proper place. I love being told what to do.

 

B)

 

MM

 

 

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What a bitchy post. I know the organist who put that advertisement in and your description of him is nothing like the person in question. :o

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What a bitchy post. I know the organist who put that advertisement in and your description of him is nothing like the person in question. :o

 

 

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Oh dear!

 

Well he could do with improving his communication skills.

 

At least he isn't a cathedral organist, eh?

 

B)

 

MM

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What a bitchy post. I know the organist who put that advertisement in and your description of him is nothing like the person in question. :o

 

A little un-charitable may be, but we don’t know the gent (assumption) in question. Having read the ad, I must admit, I had similar thoughts to MM (Colin).

 

An intuitive, stylish and passionate liturgical accompanist, I play tunes known and loved by congregations after services (not esoteric organ music).

 

A bold statement, one that presupposes that the vast majority of the congregation dislike “real” organ music. I can only speak for myself, but esoteric organ music (played both before and after the service) was what got me interested in the organ and church music.

 

B)

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I can only speak for myself, but esoteric organ music (played both before and after the service) was what got me interested in the organ and church music.

 

Absolutely, Phil. Same here. It was evangelisation through music - and as far as I was concerned, the more esoteric the music, the better the evangelisation. Bring on the Messiaen and the Petr Eben!

 

Anyone who uses phrases about themselves like "every cleric's dream organist" and "hymn playing to die for" and "you will not be disappointed" is just asking for it. And what's more, he has put his opinions about himself firmly in the public domain, so he can't complain when people have a good laugh at his expense. His smugness is quite breathtaking. Was his judgement chemically impaired when he wrote the copy, or is he as conceited and self-satisfied in real life as he comes over in his ad? I assume it's the former.

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Was his judgement chemically impaired when he wrote the copy, or is he as conceited and self-satisfied in real life as he comes over in his ad? I assume it's the former.
I think it was just someone trying to sell himself. My first reaction was to puke, but then, the advert wasn't aimed at organists. And be fair: if you were a vicar reading it you'd form a pretty fair idea about whether this person would fit in to your set-up or not.
A little un-charitable may be, but we don’t know the gent (assumption) in question.
I wonder.... B)
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Absolutely, Phil. Same here. It was evangelisation through music - and as far as I was concerned, the more esoteric the music, the better the evangelisation. Bring on the Messiaen and the Petr Eben!

 

Anyone who uses phrases about themselves like "every cleric's dream organist" and "hymn playing to die for" and "you will not be disappointed" is just asking for it. And what's more, he has put his opinions about himself firmly in the public domain, so he can't complain when people have a good laugh at his expense. His smugness is quite breathtaking. Was his judgement chemically impaired when he wrote the copy, or is he as conceited and self-satisfied in real life as he comes over in his ad? I assume it's the former.

 

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You don't think it could possibly be "Arty" do you?

 

B) rofl

 

MM

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Absolutely, Phil. Same here. It was evangelisation through music - and as far as I was concerned, the more esoteric the music, the better the evangelisation. Bring on the Messiaen and the Petr Eben!

 

Anyone who uses phrases about themselves like "every cleric's dream organist" and "hymn playing to die for" and "you will not be disappointed" is just asking for it. And what's more, he has put his opinions about himself firmly in the public domain, so he can't complain when people have a good laugh at his expense. His smugness is quite breathtaking. Was his judgement chemically impaired when he wrote the copy, or is he as conceited and self-satisfied in real life as he comes over in his ad? I assume it's the former.

 

Have you ever thought the writer concerned may have had his tongue-in-his-cheek? He seems to be a rare breed of organist with a sense of humour... :rolleyes:

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Have you ever thought the writer concerned may have had his tongue-in-his-cheek? He seems to be a rare breed of organist with a sense of humour... :rolleyes:

 

Which begs the question: why is he wasting money and space in a reputable publication? Whatever his disposition to those with whom he is acquainted, the advertisement speaks of one who is somewhat over-confident of his own ability - and not without arrogance.

 

Lee, I know of many organists imbued with a sense of humour. However, if your friend's advert is a joke, then, in my view, it is in poor taste.

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Have you ever thought the writer concerned may have had his tongue-in-his-cheek? He seems to be a rare breed of organist with a sense of humour... :rolleyes:

 

 

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You couldn't mean "irony" could you?

 

If it is, that eliminates the Americans, so it can't be "Arty".

 

<_<

 

MM

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