The Well-Tempered Ear

The Ear is back | June 10, 2021

PLEASE HELP THE EAR. IF YOU LIKE A CERTAIN BLOG POST, SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD A LINK TO IT OR, SHARE IT or TAG IT (not just “Like” it) ON FACEBOOK. Performers can use the extra exposure to draw potential audience members to an event. And you might even attract new readers and subscribers to the blog.

By Jacob Stockinger

The Ear is back!

For the first time since the May 18 posting about the season’s last concert by Just Bach, The Ear can post a new entry.

For three weeks, The Ear struggled to correct the situation, but to no avail. But then yesterday everything suddenly seemed to fall into place and new postings became possible.

Some readers and subscribers have contacted The Ear to ask if he was ill or something disabling had happened. Thank you for your concern.

But let me reassure you. The absence and silence were due simply to the technological glitch on the WordPress.com platform.

In some ways, though, the involuntary sabbatical was welcome. It provided The Ear with an opportunity to consider whether he wanted to continue the blog after the past 13 years.

After much consideration, The Ear has decided to continue, at least for the time being.

But the blog will see some changes.

Stay tuned and The Ear will explain more in detail.

In the mean time, thank you for continuing to subscribe and read the blog. It has been gratifying to see both the loyalty of the readers, many of whom used the hiatus to explore the archives. 

And if you have any comments or suggestions to make about the blog, please leave them in the Comment section.

The Ear wants to hear.


18 Comments »

  1. Great News! 🎶

    Comment by Linda Clauder — June 12, 2021 @ 2:40 pm

  2. So glad to have the Ear back, Jake, thank you for your perseverance and continuing this very important mission of keeping the classical music community in Madison so well informed!

    Comment by Kathy Taylor — June 12, 2021 @ 12:15 pm

  3. Welcome back Jake. So glad that your absence was tech related, not something else! We need you and the invaluable information your blog provides to us Music Lovers in Madison and beyond. Great to see that you are up and running! Thank you for all you do of us!

    Comment by Bill Lutes — June 10, 2021 @ 4:55 pm

  4. Thank you, Here! Hear! Mr Ear!

    Comment by Steve H. — June 10, 2021 @ 12:03 pm

  5. Hurrah! I don’t often respond, but I always check The Ear when it’s available.

    Comment by e Smith — June 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

  6. Thanks, I look forward to your posts.

    Comment by anna shen — June 10, 2021 @ 10:53 am

  7. Welcome back. I’ve really missed you. I hope all goes well for your future postings.

    Sent from my iPad

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    Comment by Elissa Strauss — June 10, 2021 @ 10:44 am

  8. Glad you are okay ! Sabbaticals, intended or no, are good. Please continue at whatever pace feels right and sustainable for a while .

    Thanks for all you do

    Marti Young

    On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 12:01 AM The Well-Tempered Ear wrote:

    > welltemperedear posted: ” PLEASE HELP THE EAR. IF YOU LIKE A CERTAIN BLOG > POST, SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD A LINK TO IT OR, SHARE IT or TAG IT (not > just “Like” it) ON FACEBOOK. Performers can use the extra exposure to draw > potential audience members to an event. And you might even” >

    Comment by martha g young — June 10, 2021 @ 10:40 am

  9. It’s SO good to have you back! It’s such a pleasure to read your insights and questions, and to know about musical happenings! Your efforts are so appreciated!

    Comment by LAH — June 10, 2021 @ 10:31 am

  10. YAHOOO!!!!!! Thanks for continuing!!!!!! Take Care, Penny L. Molina pennyLmolina@gmail.com 608-335-3550

    Comment by Penny Molina — June 10, 2021 @ 10:20 am

  11. I am so glad you are back. Certainly missed your informative writing.

    Comment by Irmgard Bittar — June 10, 2021 @ 8:44 am

  12. It is wonderful to have the blog back! We missed you and are glad you are okay. You provide such a great service to all of us music lovers. Make whatever adjustments you need to. Thank you for returning!

    Comment by Renee Farley — June 10, 2021 @ 8:12 am

  13. Glad to see you back in my inbox, Jake “The Ear!” You are an invaluable resource for the music community in Madison. Hope you enjoyed a little time away, even if involuntary.

    Comment by Kathleen H Otterson — June 10, 2021 @ 7:57 am

  14. So glad you’re back, Mr Ear!

    Comment by Rozan Anderson — June 10, 2021 @ 7:19 am

  15. I’m happy you are back and doing OK.
    The next six months will be full of events and stories that illustrate the resilience and determination of music organizations to continue making music.

    Comment by Michael George — June 10, 2021 @ 7:06 am

  16. Thank you for continuing the great insights and information.

    Comment by Connie Wiegeshaus — June 10, 2021 @ 6:18 am

  17. Welcome back, Jake. Be safely well. Myrna

    On Thu, Jun 10, 2021, 12:00 AM The Well-Tempered Ear wrote:

    > welltemperedear posted: ” PLEASE HELP THE EAR. IF YOU LIKE A CERTAIN BLOG > POST, SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD A LINK TO IT OR, SHARE IT or TAG IT (not > just “Like” it) ON FACEBOOK. Performers can use the extra exposure to draw > potential audience members to an event. And you might even” >

    Comment by diacon2 — June 10, 2021 @ 5:07 am

  18. I’m so relieved that the technological glitch has been resolved and that The Ear is on the scene once more. With live performances making a comeback in Madison, the community needs The Ear’s announcements and insights more than ever. Whatever changes you need to make are quite understandable; a heartfelt thank you for deciding to continue this invaluable work.

    Comment by Marika Fischer Hoyt — June 10, 2021 @ 12:11 am


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