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by miranda
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1982448

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson--Spanish Love Songs http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eIsfcp0yL._AA240_.jpg The first song alone---El mirar de la maja, by the composer Enrique Granados---is worth the price of the entire cd. There's lots of other gorgeous singing on here as well (although, unfortunatel...
by miranda
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 231673

James----hell yes. That album is one of my absolute favorites by Ellington. It delights me as much now as it did 15 years ago, when I first heard it. The song in honor of Mahalia Jackson, in particular, is really beautiful.
by miranda
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ** CMG MEETUP ** 10-FEB-2007 Update.
Replies: 183
Views: 17372

Hey, put me down as a tenative, solo attendee.

I won't be able to go to the concert, but I would love to meet everyone and eat dim sum.
by miranda
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FLASH!!!! News About Jbuck
Replies: 48
Views: 4948

Oh John, get well, be well.

I hope he's doing lots of listening to the music he loves and knows.
by miranda
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 231673

Eric Dolphy--Last Date
by miranda
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBLEM...65 Today...October 25th 2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2365

Woohoo!
by miranda
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 16945

Hi everyone. Some really wonderful albums are mentioned in this thread...huzzah! I had the great good fortune of seeing Hesperion XXI live at Ravinia earlier this year, and, needless to say, they did not disappoint. Seeing and hearing Montserrat Figueras sing was an unforgettable experience. Hope yo...
by miranda
Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Great News! He's "Completely Heterosexual!"
Replies: 11
Views: 2791

It's a miracle!!!!!!!!
by miranda
Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Pianocktail....
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

Pianocktail....

Lance, will you help me build this? (I'm half-serious. And even though this is mentioned in the context of jazz, and devised by a writer who loved jazz, I'm posting this here because Lance is more likely to see this here.) Here's a description, from Vian's "L'ecume des jours" (literally, "the froth"...
by miranda
Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do you think of "completists"?
Replies: 69
Views: 12146

I can't afford to be a completist either, plus, I simply do not have the storage space. I only buy cd's and lp's--in any genre--that I know I'll be listening to regularly. I am close to being a completist where certain jazz artists are concerned, such as Sun Ra--I have over 40 of his albums, on cd a...
by miranda
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Are YOU Upgrading to VISTA?
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Brendan, I'm no expert, but I will never use Norton again. It's not worth paying for an inferior product when I can just use AVG (which, the last time I checked, is still free, although now it's linked with ewido anti-spyware, which, while being an excellent anti-spyware system, is not.) I can't wai...
by miranda
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: G. F. HANDEL and J. S. BACH
Replies: 43
Views: 12100

Bach will always be my first choice, but over the years, I have grown to truly love and appreciate Handel. And if anyone wants to listen to someone who, in my opinion, was one of the supreme interpreters of Handel's vocal music, look no further than this amazing lady: http://ec1.images-amazon.com/im...
by miranda
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So what music do you guys like besides classical?
Replies: 26
Views: 5062

Wow, RebLem, you knew Tampa Red? That's pretty great. He's a favorite of mine. I love all kinds of music. I'm particular about what artists I'll listen to in each genre, but I listen to a lot of different genres. Bluegrass, country, folk, blues, r & b, jazz, avant-garde jazz, classical, rock, some a...
by miranda
Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Molly Irvins Dies at 62
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

I'm not. I will miss her. I will miss her wit, keen intelligence, and optimism.

But, burnitdown, I'm not surprised at your gladness over her passing, having clicked on your link and seeing that you evidently hold fascism, and people like Benito Mussolini, in high esteem.
by miranda
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?
Replies: 84
Views: 15042

So, every single homosexual person is gay because they were sexually abused? So every single homosexual person has been sexually abused? Ahh, more generalizations. Sexual abuse does not always change sexual orientation, in either gays or straights. Without going into too much personal detail, I am l...
by miranda
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ode to pizza
Replies: 23
Views: 3213

I would be interested in hearing how pizza likes his pizza. Best pizza I've ever eaten was a recipe I make now and then at home, for Greek pizza: a crust of layers of phyllo dough, brushed with good quality olive oil, and toppings consisting of fresh spinach sauteed with a little oregano, basil and ...
by miranda
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?
Replies: 84
Views: 15042

[ I'm sorry, but in a society that is as sheltered and as overly indulged as our own i really have an hard time taking any claim of 'inhumanity' seriously just because some people are opposed to 'gay' marriages, or what have you. Most homosexuals in western countries have no idea what oppression re...
by miranda
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Neglected gems
Replies: 29
Views: 6406

Jean Barriere--Sonates Pour le Violoncelle Avec la Basse Continue

Lukas Foss--Complete Solo Piano Works

20th century Catalan Organ Music
by miranda
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?
Replies: 84
Views: 15042

Re: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?

If you ask me, or any other liberal human rights loving person, you'll hear that homosexuality doesn't harm anyone. Honestly, what harm comes from people you don't even know loving each other? I wouldn't want my kids seeing it at an impressionable age, because I'd like them to be normal, heterosexu...
by miranda
Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Architectural marvels--let's make our own list
Replies: 38
Views: 27297

Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota: http://mk31.image.pbase.com/u8/yiding/upload/32802109.IMG12182.jpg Jungfraujoch Ice Railway station, carved out of a glacier: http://europeforvisitors.com/switzaustria/images/jungfrau_ice_palace.jpg http://europeforvisitors.com/switzaustria/images/jungfrau_ice_pa...
by miranda
Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Architectural marvels--let's make our own list
Replies: 38
Views: 27297

Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France: http://www.ontarioarchitecture.com/spirechartres500.jpg http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/goldslide/gold11.jpg Chartres labyrinth: http://www.labyrinthos.net/images/chartres140.jpg Ferdinand Cheval's Le Palais de Ideal: http://jacquesmottier.online.fr/pages/pa...
by miranda
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: If I Like His Music, Must I Like Its Composer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2355

This phenomenon, as has been noted, is not limited to classical composers, dead or alive. Miles Davis, Ike Turner, James Brown, and Richard Pryor beat women, and so did Jimi Hendrix. HR, of the punk band Bad Brains, was, and probably still is, viruently homophobic. Edgar Allan Poe was a bad-tempered...
by miranda
Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Usually...
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Usually...

I am loath to mention anything too personal on here, but I am in so much grief, and I probably won't be posting for a while--not that anyone will take much note of my absence... My mom was over for dinner last night, and she relayed some news that I just cannot deal with, at all. A kindly, elderly g...
by miranda
Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A milestone missed
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Way to go, Contessa d' EM! :)
by miranda
Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How To Have a Perfect Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

My perfect Christmas is coming up: A delicious meal with two of my closest friends, who are also my family. Blodd is definitely not thicker than water in my biological family, save for my grandfather and his wife. No exchange of gifts. The gift of their friendship is more than enough for me. We will...
by miranda
Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Is baby Jesus missing from your yard?
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

I'm honored. 8)
by miranda
Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Organic Baloney - Reprocessed Environmental Globaloney
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

i've had a san marzano tomato. it was good, but not great. The really good ones are the heirlooms I get at the farmer's market, but the best of all are of course, home-grown. We grew our tomatoes with no pesticides at all, and with fertilizer produced from our cattle and horses, and we never had any...
by miranda
Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Organic Baloney - Reprocessed Environmental Globaloney
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Corlyss knows that while we disagree about many things, I am with her on this one. It all starts with the notion that "organic produce" is anything but a superstition. In case anyone has not noticed, it does not taste better, and it is not safer. It's not safer, and industrialized organic farms are...
by miranda
Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Is baby Jesus missing from your yard?
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

But what about the inflatable Dittersdorf in a Santa suit? :(
by miranda
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Heavy Metal
Replies: 67
Views: 8942

Jack--I need to make another long-ish post about this, because rap really is its own culture, with its own history--it's been around since the seventies-- which uses a different language, and can be repetitive--it's about rhythm, and music that makes you want to get up and dance, and move , and the ...
by miranda
Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 333032

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo soprano, Peter Lieberson, composer, with James Levine and the BSO orchestra; a live recording from November 26th, 2005, of Peter Lieberson's Neruda Songs (the lyrics are poems--sonnets, in Spanish, by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.) (Nonesuch) http://ec2.images-amazon....
by miranda
Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Heavy Metal
Replies: 67
Views: 8942

If this board were exclusively focussed on classical music it would hold zero interest for me. In fact, the reason I resigned from the forum in its early days was the refusal of the then-moderators to countenance a board for non-classical music discussion. CMG was so long in the birthing after we w...
by miranda
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 231673

Billie Holiday--Body and Soul http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00005UVZY.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg The first jazz recording I ever listened to, on cassette on my walkman while i was in college, and it still never fails to move me. With Harry "Sweets" Edison", trumpet; Ben Webster (of the Duke ...
by miranda
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How Low Can Bush Go
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Monty Python, you all were the greatest. Michael Palin was menacing and memorable in the fantastic movie Brazil , directed by another Python alumnus, Terry Gilliam (whose animated bits that preceded every Python episode I also always looked forward to.) He's an undderrated actor with a real range; T...
by miranda
Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 333032

Wow, Reblem--I'll have to obtain that Sheila Silver recording at some point. I have read and reread Charles Baudelaire in translation; he is one of my favorite poets of all time and music based on his poems intrigues me greatly. In the last few days I've listened to: Tarquinio Merula: Arie e Capricc...
by miranda
Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Elvis Presley collectible CD
Replies: 2
Views: 537

No offense to you, coolman--but Elvis Presley is overrated crap, in my opinion. If you want to listen to a country/folk/rockbilly (although he really transcends these musical categories) artist with real integrity, thoughtful lyrics, and an unforgettable voice, I suggest listening to Johnny Cash. Ag...
by miranda
Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Happy Birthday Big B
Replies: 29
Views: 3370

I am one of the thousands--if not millions--of people who adore Beethoven, and who always find joy and profoundity in his music. Happy Birthday, herr Ludwig.
by miranda
Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How about the Minnesota Orchestra?
Replies: 12
Views: 2237

I really, really love Osmo Vänskä's and theMinnesota Orchestra's recordings of Beethoven's Symphonies #3,4,5,8, and 9, as I noted in the "What are you listening to?" thread. And since I have a limited amount of storage space for my music collection, I feel no need to obtain any other recordings of t...
by miranda
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How Low Can Bush Go
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

I've been a Python fan since I was in the seventh grade.

One of my favorite skits is the Spanish Inquisition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZQI0Xm29To

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F56ZZzz4meU
by miranda
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Arthur Rubinstein Later Recordings
Replies: 16
Views: 6871

I have the Rubenstein Chopin Nocturnes disc set, and i love it. There's no one else I'd rather hear playing Copin than Rubinstein. I also have a disc of him playing some Brahms--Cello Concertos, I think (I haven't listened to it in a while--might be time to remedy that). What a wonderfully gifted ar...
by miranda
Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Heavy Metal
Replies: 67
Views: 8942

And some of it's a taste thing... there might be good hip-hop, but I'm not going to try to find it :) There is alot of good hip-hop - Dalek, Cannibal Ox, Wu-Tang, Public Enemy, NWA, etc. There is a lot of good hip-hop. I was listening to some Public Enemy the other day. And BMV, I love the image in...
by miranda
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 333032

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by miranda
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Alagna walks off stage at La Scala!
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

http://alexrossmusic.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/319577347_25304099e7_1.jpg translation: "A very good evening to all these gentlemen in coat and ties ... BUUU! ... Bring back 'La Gioconda'!!! ... Parbleu! They are booing me. Really????? These ignoramuses! ... Oh well sisters, I have had enough...
by miranda
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mainstream music of interest to classical listeners
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

You saw the Birthday Party live, Brendan? Lucky you! They disbanded while I was still a child, unfortunately....but I do have the Prayers on Fire dvd, and love it. Nick Cave has a new band now, called Grinderman, who I really hope goes on tour in the U.S. Their latest song (the name of which I can't...
by miranda
Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mainstream music of interest to classical listeners
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

Never could stand pop, so the music I listened to before classical was stuff like The Birthday Party, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Mazzy Star, Einsturzende Neubauten etc. I doubt such music is considered a gateway to classical by anyone else, though. Fantastic bands, except for Mazzy Star. I still lo...
by miranda
Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Heavy Metal
Replies: 67
Views: 8942

It's a classical music forum. If you ask for it, you get it, and no apologies. I am forced to dissemble "pleasant open-mindedness" in day-to-day life in order to get along. I don't have to or want to or intend to do that here. I'm wondering why you're even bothering to post on this thread, frankly....
by miranda
Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Does anyone own...
Replies: 0
Views: 630

Does anyone own...

or has anyone viewed this?
Is it worth purchasing?

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by miranda
Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Heavy Metal
Replies: 67
Views: 8942

Well, I never said heavy metal was protest music. (Although some of it now, like the band Sepultura, is. And they've been around since the eighties.) But it was and is therapeutic for many of the kids who listened. It may have been about partying 24-7, but that's not 100% of what metal is like nowad...
by miranda
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Heavy Metal
Replies: 67
Views: 8942

Corlyss, heavy metal, like punk and so-called "experimental" music, as well as some of the more dissonant forms of jazz, is one of those genres of music that is perplexing to a great many people. (And, of course, on this forum, I'm sure there will be choruses of "That crap isn't music!") Personally,...