Van Cliburn Has Passed Away

Van Cliburn Has Passed Away

There are 29 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Feb 27, 2013, titled Van Cliburn Has Passed Away. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Celebrity pianist Van Cliburn passed away at the age of 78. Been openly gay since the 1990's after a lawsuit forced him out of the closet.

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#1 Feb 27, 2013
We've lost one of our giants.
David Traversa

Argentina

#2 Feb 27, 2013
I remember the furor his victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia caused .. A valuable , inspiring , important life ..
JrEsq

United States

#5 Feb 27, 2013
snyper wrote:
We've lost one of our giants.
Gays with notable accomplishments do so in spite of their homosexuality, not because of it.
David Traversa

Argentina

#7 Feb 27, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Gays with notable accomplishments do so in spite of their homosexuality, not because of it.
Perhaps .. but that would then be true of heterosexuals also .. It's only the frigid who might be spiritless .. Hard to tell with something as complicated as sex .. especially that part of it that works behind consciousness ..
JrEsq

United States

#9 Feb 28, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps .. but that would then be true of heterosexuals also .. It's only the frigid who might be spiritless .. Hard to tell with something as complicated as sex .. especially that part of it that works behind consciousness ..
".. but that would then be true of heterosexuals also.."
David, you were making sense with this statement. Then your thoughts seemed lost in Brownian Motion.

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#10 Feb 28, 2013
Notice how for "Jr." the topic of every thread is mostly another poster and whatever insults he can level against them?

Uve

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#12 Feb 28, 2013
Olin wrote:
I'm surprised the queer lasted as long as he did. Good riddance!
Only a bigoted self hating moron could make such a statement. Hope you reap what you wish on others and none too soon.POS

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#13 Feb 28, 2013
Olin wrote:
I'm surprised the queer lasted as long as he did. Good riddance!
A concert grand should fall on your head.
David Traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#14 Feb 28, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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".. but that would then be true of heterosexuals also.."
David, you were making sense with this statement. Then your thoughts seemed lost in Brownian Motion.
Am I to blame if you cannot follow the thread of Brownian Motion ? You can't make a statement such as yours without getting into difficult territory .. What produces genius ? A mystery against which the greatest minds have crashed ..
JrEsq

United States

#15 Feb 28, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
<quoted text>Am I to blame if you cannot follow the thread of Brownian Motion ? You can't make a statement such as yours without getting into difficult territory .. What produces genius ? A mystery against which the greatest minds have crashed ..
"A mystery against which the greatest minds have crashed .."
David, I think your brain has crashed. Now you have transitioned from Brownian Motion to White Noise.
Sgt Common Sense

Fairfield, CT

#16 Feb 28, 2013
Olin wrote:
I'm surprised the queer lasted as long as he did. Good riddance!
Everytime you post, you're like a fart at funeral.
Although it's sad, people can't stop laughing at you.

“Equality First”

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#17 Feb 28, 2013
Sgt Common Sense wrote:
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Everytime you post, you're like a fart at funeral.
Although it's sad, people can't stop laughing at you.
I'm 69 years old, and I have never heard that one before. I think I'll store it away for future use.
JrEsq

United States

#18 Feb 28, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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I'm 69 years old, and I have never heard that one before. I think I'll store it away for future use.
Sure. If you can just remember where you put it.
JrEsq

United States

#19 Feb 28, 2013
Sgt Common Sense wrote:
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Everytime you post, you're like a fart at funeral.
Although it's sad, people can't stop laughing at you.
Sarge, if you had any common sense, you wouldn't fart at funerals.

“Equality First”

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#20 Feb 28, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Sure. If you can just remember where you put it.
Now I don't care who you are.......that's funny.

“Alley Cat Blues”

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#21 Feb 28, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Gays with notable accomplishments do so in spite of their homosexuality, not because of it.
The fact of his homosexuality had nothing to do with his talent, any more than heterosexuality would be a causative factor in any talented person.

“Alley Cat Blues”

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#22 Feb 28, 2013
Olin wrote:
I'm surprised the queer lasted as long as he did. Good riddance!
You have no soul.

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#23 Feb 28, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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The fact of his homosexuality had nothing to do with his talent, any more than heterosexuality would be a causative factor in any talented person.
Sorry, but you have no grasp of the inner core that produces art.

Ever see "Immortal Beloved" ?

I'm recalling the scene where Beethoven asks his personal assistant what he hears in the piece being played, then goes on to describe the romantic situations that produced it. He describes a man in a carriage on the way to meet his beloved who will only wait just so long, when the wheel of the carriage becomes mired in the mud and comes off. Struggling with the driver and other male passengers to remount the wheel, seeing that he probably will not make it to his rendezvous on time, "This is the sound of his agitation."

Music, especially that of the late classical period is ALL about emotion and passion.

Tchaikovsky was a tortured, self-hating gay person, and this positively bleed through his music.

Copeland, Bernstein, Harrison, Cage, Hovhaness, Cowell etc. would snort at you in disgust.

Artistic creativity cannot be divorced from what a person IS ... and THAT most definitely includes sexuality.

I really wish I could invite you over for some art appreciation lessons.

How can this have nothing to do with one's sexuality?

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#24 Feb 28, 2013
Even the birds sing their sexuality, proclaiming their mating territory.
Manly

Pekin, IL

#25 Feb 28, 2013
Didn't know he was a stoolstuffer.

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