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by ch1525
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein
Replies: 42
Views: 10008

Re: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein

Dang, that is really sad news. I still remember meeting Ralph at the meetup.

May he now enjoy eternal dim sum with Dittersdorf!
by ch1525
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ah, I miss so many of our posts :-(
Replies: 50
Views: 4357

Re: Ah, I miss so many of our posts :-(

I haven't checked in in quite a while, but am very sad to hear of this catastrophe. At least not everything was lost, though. Let's go easy on Lance, though. He's too wonderful of a person to be treated unfairly!
by ch1525
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Those Tea Baggers are certainly a classy bunch. And how are you any classier for using a term that refers to the insertion of testicles into another person's mouth to describe a group of people? I don't even know where to begin... Do you know where to end?? I love the way liberals get a free pass t...
by ch1525
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Guitarist wrote:Those Tea Baggers are certainly a classy bunch.
And how are you any classier for using a term that refers to the insertion of testicles into another person's mouth to describe a group of people?
by ch1525
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: And the award for strangest album cover...
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: And the award for strangest album cover...

That one is pretty great, too, Mel!

I can only imagine what the followup cover to the album I posted will be like? Perhaps a bed and cigarettes will be involved. :wink:
by ch1525
Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: And the award for strangest album cover...
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

And the award for strangest album cover...

...has to go to this CD!!!

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:shock: :shock: :shock:
by ch1525
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Black Swan
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

Re: Black Swan

That's the point I was trying to make, HoustonDavid! Perhaps my healthy dose of sarcasm threw you off. :)
by ch1525
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Black Swan
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

Re: Black Swan

I posted the following on the Amazon classical music thread - and - mirabile dictu! everyone agreed with me... ***** Black Swan takes psychodrama and wraps it in the trappings of classical dance. I have NEVER seen a good dance movie. At least The Red Shoes had a little truth in it, plus Shearer was...
by ch1525
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Black Swan
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

Re: Black Swan

Very good!!! I can't imagine anyone who posts on CMG would not love this movie. Pretty much everything about it is great... the acting, the costumes, the cinematography, the soundtrack (both the original Clint Mansell material and the good 'ol Tchaikovsky stuff). I really enjoyed this one. Not quite...
by ch1525
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lemco's sizzling Simone Dinnerstein Bach review ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: Lemco's sizzling Simone Dinnerstein Bach review ...

Ouch!!! Oh well, at least she is pretty nice to look at! :oops:
by ch1525
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang Shreds
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Lang Lang Shreds

This is the best performance of John Cage I've ever seen! :lol:
by ch1525
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Louisiana: A Pianist's Journey (new from Cambria)
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Louisiana: A Pianist's Journey (new from Cambria)

I guess nobody here cares about Louisiana inspired piano music Lance. :cry:
by ch1525
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What is apple up to?
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: What is apple up to?

Fox News calls the Beatles "Manchester's Favourite Mopheads"...always accurate reporting from those chaps at Fox... :lol: http://www.metro.co.uk/music/847406-the-beatles-are-from-manchester-claims-us-report Couldn't they be both Manchester and Liverpool's favourite mopheads?! Fox didn't say they we...
by ch1525
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What is apple up to?
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: What is apple up to?

It's announcing that The Beatles Catalog is available on iTunes... Ho hum. I think Jobs ego is going out of control. The Beatles finally available in poor quality audio. Better to buy the CDs and rip them. Yeah, so stupid. The Beatles just came out with those fantastic remasterings and now Apple wa...
by ch1525
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Louisiana: A Pianist's Journey (new from Cambria)
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Louisiana: A Pianist's Journey (new from Cambria)

Hey, I know Kenneth Boulton!!! I actually had a very enjoyable dinner with he and his wife (also a pianist) several years ago. It was a dinner after a Garrick Ohlsson concert at the Ritz-Carlton. I managed to get a free ticket. Had to wear a tuxedo and all! There was assigned seating for the dinner ...
by ch1525
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New! Clementi: Gradus ad Parnassum, Vol. 1 [Naxos]
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: New! Clementi: Gradus ad Parnassum, Vol. 1 [Naxos]

Someone should record Czerny's School of Velocity! Has this been done?
by ch1525
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Single Malt scotch
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: Single Malt scotch

I'm drinking some Glenlivet right now. I'm just getting into enjoying scotch. I think I like this Glenlivet a bit more than the 12 Year Glenfiddich.

Any other scotch aficionados here?
by ch1525
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 7483

Re: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project

George and my fellow CMGers, The Andsnes CD is finally being released in the USA as well as the rest of the world. I will state that this recording is at or near the top of Rach 3's. It is very exciting performance and beautifully played. Has anyone heard it yet, besides me? 8) Regards, Mel 8) I ha...
by ch1525
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?
Replies: 55
Views: 3368

Re: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?

Whatever happened to the photos from the last meetup?!
by ch1525
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: To the Dittersdorf Specialist, ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1413

Re: To the Dittersdorf Specialist, ...

Hmm, can someone refresh my memory... where is Ralph?!
by ch1525
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing
Replies: 64
Views: 3214

Re: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing

jbuck919 wrote:Many people may in fact have the reaction that Williams is talking about, but let each and every one of them speak for himself.
Umm, that's exactly what Juan Williams was doing. He expressed his personal feelings. Should that not be allowed? Call in the thought police!
by ch1525
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing
Replies: 64
Views: 3214

Re: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing

But who's got an issue with the way Nina Totenberg so beautifully represents, acts out, the voices of the Supreme Court on NPR. There's not the slightest fluctuation in her tone of voice, whoever she's representing, including the far-in-between, virtually silent, Clarence Thomas! :mrgreen: This lad...
by ch1525
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing
Replies: 64
Views: 3214

Re: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing

jbuck919 wrote:
ch1525 wrote: Even The View "ladies" agree!
Well, that certainly makes me re-think the matter.
That's what I would have thought! :lol:
by ch1525
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing
Replies: 64
Views: 3214

Re: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing

(If you had titled this "Controversy About Juan Williams" it would have had the charm of rhyming with a current thread in the Chatterbox.) I was so going to do that if a topic hadn't already been started! I was leaning towards "Controversy about Jaughan-Williams". :lol: Seriously, though, I've neve...
by ch1525
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Can ALL AGREE On This
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: We Can ALL AGREE On This

No matter what political party you belong to, no matter what relgion or no religion you believe in, no matter your race, gender or age, this is a moment we all can enjoy and share in the happiness of the miners and their loved ones. I wouldn't be so sure, Cosima... http://www.theblaze.com/stories/m...
by ch1525
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Beginning of the Unraveling of the Worst Bill Ever?
Replies: 16
Views: 1354

Re: The Beginning of the Unraveling of the Worst Bill Ever?

jbuck919 wrote:
Cosima___J wrote:The Honeymooners? Sheesh! How old do you think I am?
It was on in reruns for decades. :)
Believe it or not, I've seen almost every episode and I'm only 25! :D
by ch1525
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 7483

Re: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project

I heard Santiago Rodriguez's Rach 3 on the radio one evening and I was simply enraptured. I couldn't get over how great it was from someone I had as of yet never heard of with a conductor I never heard of and and an orchestra I never heard of! I put in an order for that CD that night. I've since fou...
by ch1525
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who is REALLY screwed up?
Replies: 44
Views: 4166

Re: Who is REALLY screwed up?

But Chad, what I see on the Comments today at the WSJ is the exact reverse of that cartoon. The comments are saying you can't judge all Americans by Terry Jones and you CAN judge Islam by the terrorists. So isn't that wrong also? I'll get back to you when I find an answer that suits my needs in car...
by ch1525
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who is REALLY screwed up?
Replies: 44
Views: 4166

Re: Who is REALLY screwed up?

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by ch1525
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beck Rally
Replies: 51
Views: 4827

Re: Beck Rally

This rally isn't about"resotring honor" or "taking America back", or honoring MLK's vision. It's nothing but a cynical ploy by an arrogant,egotistical.self-serving and unscrupulous demagogue to stroke his own ego. Martin Luther King must be turning in his grave at the speed of light. Disgusting. Is...
by ch1525
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: America's ten dead cities
Replies: 18
Views: 1724

Re: America's ten dead cities

I disagree with New Orleans being on there. Sure, you might have to don a bullet proof vest to go into some areas, but it certainly isn't dead. There are large parts of the city that are still relative ghost zones, but we've got tons of stuff going on in others. Within the next 5-10 years, we will h...
by ch1525
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "I Have A Dream" Speech Anniversary .......
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: "I Have A Dream" Speech Anniversary .......

I love those shirts that blacks wear that has a picture of King and Obama on it that say "Dream fulfilled" or some crap like that. So you're telling me it was King's dream to have a completely unqualified, anti-American like Obama placed into office by the hands of the media that refused to report ...
by ch1525
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "I Have A Dream" Speech Anniversary .......
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: "I Have A Dream" Speech Anniversary .......

I love those shirts that blacks wear that has a picture of King and Obama on it that say "Dream fulfilled" or some crap like that. So you're telling me it was King's dream to have a completely unqualified, anti-American like Obama placed into office by the hands of the media that refused to report t...
by ch1525
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: jbuck, You'll Like This College Ranking Better
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: John, You'll Like This College Ranking Better

And mine (Tulane) drops out of the Top 50... :cry:

I really regret not going to Vanderbilt, which has gone up in the rankings since I applied. They offered me more money than Tulane did, too.
by ch1525
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's Give Lang Lang Another Chance.........
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Let's Give Lang Lang Another Chance.........

slofstra wrote:I'll be waiting for the Yuja Wang DVD. Anyone know when that's coming out?
I wouldn't mind seeing her in 3D!
by ch1525
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Depressing Facebook Exchange (on race and family)
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Depressing Facebook Exchange (on race and family)

There is no hope for them, IMO. Look at how everyone thought electing a "black" president would really shake things up. Rather, their plights are worse than ever. They largely have the Democrats to thank, too, as they wish to keep them down with their hands out subservient to the government.
by ch1525
Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why some black holes eat more
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Why some black holes eat more

Daisy wrote:
ch1525 wrote:"Black holes" is racist! Ask the NAACP! Hallmark had to learn the hard way. :lol:
I sure hope you are joking... :?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michele-l ... 12588.html
by ch1525
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Need best wishes from CMG friends
Replies: 53
Views: 4118

Re: Need best wishes from CMG friends

Very sorry to hear that news, Heck, but will be hoping to hear only good news in the future.
by ch1525
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An observation
Replies: 34
Views: 3114

Re: An observation

I try to post, as often as I can, but, as you can see my Glenn Gould post has not had one comment yet. That makes me sad, because I really wanted to give all of you a great tip on something very good and something very economical. The more enthusiasm we show in commenting will probably encourage ot...
by ch1525
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why some black holes eat more
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Why some black holes eat more

"Black holes" is racist! Ask the NAACP! Hallmark had to learn the hard way. :lol:
by ch1525
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vanessa Mae's body and classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 1922

Re: Vanessa Mae's body and classical music

piston wrote:Hilary Hahn has not postured as a sexual object to be consumed.
I'd probably pass out if I saw Hilary in some of these Vanessa Mae poses!!! I suppose I can dream! :oops:
by ch1525
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chad's Birthday! Imagine being 25 again (for us oldies)!
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Chad's Birthday! Imagine being 25 again (for us oldies)!

Wow, thanks everyone!

Turning 25 seems weird to me. It makes me feel awfully old!!! :)
by ch1525
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chalkie-What Do You Think Of This?.....................
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Chalkie-What Do You Think Of This?.....................

If I can chime in, it appears to not rip to lossless format. This means that you will be losing some of the audio fidelity of the CD. Granted, 320kbps MP3 is pretty good and all, but this is certainly something to consider. It seems like a lot of people here are starting to think about going digital...
by ch1525
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: Help!

I wonder if she will ever return?! :cry:

Edit: Assuming she is a girl, which I am assuming, although, I may not be correct in that assumption, I assume.
by ch1525
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cataloguing Software for HD
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Cataloguing Software for HD

He isn't talking about a program for cataloging his CD collection, but rather a program for storing his music as digital files on his computer and being able to locate them. Right? This has most definitely been discussed here in some detail by myself, Chalkie and others. Chalkie likes iTunes. I abho...
by ch1525
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal
Replies: 41
Views: 2586

Re: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal

HoustonDavid wrote:what should we think of Ms. Palin?
Whatever the media wants you to! :lol:
by ch1525
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal
Replies: 41
Views: 2586

Re: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal

Also Chad, all kidding aside, McChrystal is a Democrat/Liberal, he Endorsed and Voted for Obama... :wink: Yes, I knew that, but I read somewhere that he came to regret that decision pretty quickly. But I still agree with those who say it's absolutely necessary for officers to hold those negative th...
by ch1525
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal
Replies: 41
Views: 2586

Re: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal

Lol, I meant Obama was not a superior person to McChrystal. I certainly understand the chain of military command. I just think Obama being at the top is a damn joke. A dangerous joke.

Liberals lecturing a conservative on the Constitution. How funny!!! :roll:
by ch1525
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal
Replies: 41
Views: 2586

Re: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal

John F wrote:...disrespect for superiors...
Obama is certainly not superior to McChrystal! Everyone in the military knows it, too. That's one of the problems with letting an ideological community organizer control troops in a war.

McChrystal has done more good for this country than Obama will ever do.
by ch1525
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal
Replies: 41
Views: 2586

Re: Emotional Retirement Ceremony for General McChrystal

Poor guy. Everything he said was true, too. It must be really hard for the top brass to pretend like they have even an ounce of respect for Obama.