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About Pianoman83

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  • Birthday 10/22/1983

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    If anyone is living around the Springfield, MO area, send me a PM and we'll hang out and discuss ideas.
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    Adam Buker
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    Adam Buker was born in Laramie, Wyoming on October 22, 1983. He is the third son of John and Connie Buker. Soon after he was born, the family moved outside of Ava, Illinois where Adam spent most of his childhood. At the age of thirteen, Adam began studying classical piano with Robert Evans. Evans taught Adam an appreciation of classical music that has deeply influenced his style of composition. Two years later, Adam began further study with Ilia Radoslovav which continued until his graduation from Trico High School in 2002. Adam studied composition with Frank Stemper while he attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has scored five student films and is currently working on orchestrating a large number of his piano compositions as well as scoring. He plans to resume his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in the fall of 2008.
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    a few years at SIU, hopefully finishing at Berklee
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    Music, Objectivism, and anything else that makes me happy since that is what life is all about.
  1. Zip's post (as short as it was) is probably one of the most valuable posts on love and sexuality I've seen on this forum in a while. Having recently tied the knot myself, I can attest to what you've said. As I see it, sex is the ultimate form of physically expressing love. Why waste it on someone who isn't worth your time? VALUE YOURSELF!!
  2. If anything, you might write an email or leave a comment on ARI's YouTube channel and ask them if they would consider posting the video online. If they think it's a good idea, then you would still be able to watch it for free and (more importantly) ARI's rights would be respected.
  3. In response to the OP, I found a quote from Ayn Rand that seems remarkably apt in this situation.
  4. Sir, I will not have you insulting jackalopes by implication!
  5. Yes. Lisa herself is a practicing Objectivist and—if I'm not mistaken here—has even lectured at OCON a few times.
  6. Well I'm going to take this opportunity to toot my own horn and point everybody to my YouTube video podcast on music and philosophy. Hope you guys enjoy. Episode 5: Improvisation part two Episode 4: Improvisation Episode 3: An Evening With Adam Buker Episode 2: Roark and Me Episode 1: Premiere
  7. Necrovore, I just read the descriptive blurb about your group on NoodleFood. Now that I have a clearer understanding of your group I'm just going to say that this sounds like a great idea and I'm going to mention this on my next video podcast and on my site's blog.
  8. Speaking as a fellow artist (a composer) one thing that I must strongly emphasize is that if you are going to be a serious artist you must not regard your artwork as needing to serve a purpose beyond itself. This includes activism. The whole purpose of art is to demonstrate life as it might be and ought to be. As such, artwork is created for no purpose beyond its own contemplation. This is what gives art its power. It presents an artist's metaphysical view of life through deliberate selection and creative interpretation of elements of reality that confirm that view. Think of the great stories
  9. I saw this article posted in Yahoo Finance and thought that this would be a great opportunity for people to fight for our ideas. The related video grossly misinterprets her ideas and declares that neither the free market or Keysian economics are the answer but the truth is in the middle of the road. The intellectual sloppiness provides many great angles to approach. You will need to have a yahoo account in order to make a comment on this. Yahoo accounts are free and can be set up within a couple of minutes.
  10. Pianoman83

    Animal rights

    So in other words... If a person is going to beat the monkey, choke the chicken, rough up the clam, etc. they should do it on their own private property where they would not be noticed doing so . [edited for grammar]
  11. I'm flattered whenever a woman I respect and admire can pay me a direct compliment or even state why she feels the way she does about me. I think something of this nature is reciprocal for both sexes. I'm sure you'd love it if a man that you respect and admire can do the same in kind. Though such compliments are subject to context (like other romantic gestures) I think in the right circumstance it can lead to a beautiful relationship. I don't even think it matters which sex pays the initial compliment either. I really like what you say here. This is really great advice that took me ye
  12. To elaborate on what's already been said, I think that in order to have confidence of the sort needed to attract another, a person has to already have found value within themselves. I think this is one of the reasons that dating was much harder for me as a teenager than it is now in my late twenties. When you're young and just beginning your life you are still in the process of forming your own identity and therefore may have doubts as to who you are and what you'll ultimately become. As I have become older I've noticed a shift in my own mental approach to dating. My biggest concern in trying
  13. This article from the Charleston Daily Mail offers some insight on the reasons why BB&T accepted Treasury funds under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Given that BB&T has undoubtedly paid more in taxes than the amount they received from the Treasury, and that they actively oppose the program itself, are they ethically justified in electing to receive such funds?
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