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by david johnson
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I am sick of TV advertising!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: I am sick of TV advertising!!!

I mostly just mute the ads. I will watch the ones I find amusing. The 'Mayhem' guy can be funny. I chuckled all the way through the "Doomed" commercial several years ago.
by david johnson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Happiest of birthdays to you :D
by david johnson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: 2020 election food for thought

As long as we do not elect hard-left/hard-right we will be on the best path. I support the electoral college.
by david johnson
Sat May 25, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another set of Beethoven's 32. Yeah, it interested me!
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Another set of Beethoven's 32. Yeah, it interested me!

I am listening to his "Waldstein" on You Tube right now. :)
by david johnson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Re: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat

Neither the NYP nor the Congresswoman have much to offer. A side note, there is a difference in a 'black muslim' and a muslim who is black.
by david johnson
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: leggings : the American woman's derrière :: l'affaire du voile : le visage de la femme française
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: leggings : the American woman's derrière :: l'affaire du voile : le visage de la femme française

let the girls wear what they wish, but do not chastise what the guys think about when the clearly shapely rear end shows up!
by david johnson
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Would a 2020 unity ticket consolidate moderates against MagaMan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Would a 2020 unity ticket consolidate moderates against MagaMan?

Depending on who was on the ticket, I could go for that. I am a moderate, and will never support a hardright nor a progressive candidate.
by david johnson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corruption in the Vatican beyond belief!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1911

Re: Corruption in the Vatican beyond belief!!!

Belle, in the type church I attend, the following is the typical response to those caught in such behaviors: he is fired and 'blackballed', the wife usually leaves him, law enforcement does their thing when needed, help is offered where needed. If guilt is established, he is to confess publicly and ...
by david johnson
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corruption in the Vatican beyond belief!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1911

Re: Corruption in the Vatican beyond belief!!!

Speaking as a non-Catholic, the news I see reports the current Pope as working to solve some of this. I think he should do so. Officials 'on the payroll' who betray their charge to uphold the moral principles of their position are best removed.
by david johnson
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Barenboim Seemed Untouchable. Now He’s Accused of Bullying
Replies: 7
Views: 3065

Re: Daniel Barenboim Seemed Untouchable. Now He’s Accused of Bullying

If a conductor is determined to run you off/keep you humiliated, you may as well bust him in the chops and be done with it :wink:
by david johnson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Finishing the Unfinished Symphony - again
Replies: 3
Views: 2674

Re: Finishing the Unfinished Symphony - again

I recall an lp which had the 3rd mvt section. Seems like it was on the Odyssey (Columbia product) label.
by david johnson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's programs: January thru March 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 7902

Re: Lance's programs: January thru March 2019

Thank you for the link. I have saved it and will use it to give a listen :)
by david johnson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lyndon Larouche is dead
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

Re: Lyndon Larouche is dead

John, the nonsense would be Hil and self-styled progressives. The loonies all live at the polar extremes of politics, left or right.
by david johnson
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lyndon Larouche is dead
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

Re: Lyndon Larouche is dead

John, the other half voted for Hil. She's as bad as Trump is said to be. Neither of them are a Jim Jones/Larouche.
by david johnson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lyndon Larouche is dead
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

Re: Lyndon Larouche is dead

I definitely remember him. I never knew he wanted to lower to A=432.
by david johnson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356833

Re: What I listened to today

Today I am finishing the HvK/Philharmonia Beethoven symphony cycle. It arrived a few days ago for $6 and change from ArkivMusic. I have enjoyed it. To me it sounds much lighter than the BPO recordings with the same conductor.
by david johnson
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: (Gimme Some of that) Ol Atonal Music
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Re: (Gimme Some of that) Ol Atonal Music

saw that last week. super fun. I laughed aloud at the John Cage section.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Music" Festivals
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

Re: "Music" Festivals

The quote in bold type seems to talk about concerts, rather than festivals. Of course there would be concerts at festivals, nut the atmospheres are not the same, as far as I can tell.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Looking back to your 2018 CD purchases
Replies: 7
Views: 3674

Re: Looking back to your 2018 CD purchases

Lance, how did that Stokowski Phase 4 product turn out? I only bought a few digital music items this year - voxmegabox Renaissance Choral Music, Handel oratorios, and complete Haydn String Quartets.
by david johnson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 19
Views: 5742

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Surely, Gillette will soon air the toxic femininity ads.
by david johnson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Memo to the New York Philharmonic: Louder Isn’t Better
Replies: 27
Views: 8528

Re: Memo to the New York Philharmonic: Louder Isn’t Better

I tend to doubt the op review as being 100% accurate. It sounds more like a mix of acoustics and pre-conceived notions. Depending on equipment/performer, a piston trumpet can sound even more mellow than a rotary trumpet. I mostly go piston, but have heard some fine rotary action, for sure.
by david johnson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Welcome to Musicwaiter, new to CMG!
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Re: Welcome to Musicwaiter, new to CMG!

Welcome among us, Musicwaiter.
by david johnson
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Teachers are quitting at a record pace
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Re: Teachers are quitting at a record pace

I taught in public education for forty years. It was mostly good, with a few nuts in admin and counselling. The most aggravating thing was the continual drivel coming down from state education departments. a 'new method/procedure' is always presented as 'the way it will be from now on', then it is r...
by david johnson
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 23
Views: 7677

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

Allegations are not proof, but it should not hurt to investigate them. Not long ago, some of the allegations against a Supreme Court nominee were withdrawn, and at least one accuser admitted she lied.
by david johnson
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Checking NEW subscribers to CMG
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

Re: Checking NEW subscribers to CMG

WOW! Thanks for your hard work.
by david johnson
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!
Replies: 8
Views: 3079

Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

Thank you, Lance. May a blessed and peaceful holiday show up in all our stockings.
by david johnson
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 13144

Re: Speculations

Neat discussion.
by david johnson
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky Gotta Admit
Replies: 9
Views: 3579

Re: Tchaikovsky Gotta Admit

I have two recordings of the Tchaikovsky/Bogatyryev. I prefer the Ormandy and have had the lp since it came out decades ago.
by david johnson
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4039
Views: 792092

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Hey, Wallingford, I STILL have a few of these lps :) Two weeks ago, I picked up a load of about twenty vinyl albums at a sale taking place at my alma mater. Among them were: A Chabrier Concert ……Dervaux, Orch. Colonne (Seraphim S-60108) Dvorak Slavonic Dances (complete)…..Dorati, Bamberg Sym. (Turna...
by david johnson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Here We Go Again
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Here We Go Again

If you are truly lucky, someone will play the Jessica Simpson Christmas album for you … non-stop ;)
by david johnson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What can we hear at 3-degrees Upstate NY?
Replies: 9
Views: 3211

Re: What can we hear at 3-degrees Upstate NY?

Winter Storms Waltz/Fucik - one of my favorites
by david johnson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Turkey Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Turkey Day

I am enjoying Haydn's London Symphonies, Bernstein/NYPO, on this early Thanksgiving morning. Have a happy turkey, or whatever suits you taste buds :)
by david johnson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 3282

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

You all are speaking of Trump. I am speaking of Waters.
by david johnson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 3282

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

Maxine Waters deserves all the mocking she can get, and probably more. I do not know much about the others.
by david johnson
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Erich Kunzel
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: Erich Kunzel

I greatly enjoy the Kunzel music I have and have heard.
by david johnson
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Janacek "Glagolitic Mass"
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: Janacek "Glagolitic Mass"

I have the old Bernstein recording. I first heard the work when I was a teen listening to the radio program "Music 'til Dawn"
by david johnson
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 12435

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Belle speaks truth
by david johnson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 17065

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Belle speaks truth.
by david johnson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two NY Phil players dismissed for unspecified misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 3272

Re: Two NY Phil players dismissed for unspecified misconduct

Muckey wed one of the NYPO string players a couple of years ago.
by david johnson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 10179

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Hil? Her, too. The further left or right the tale comes from, the less true it is. :lol:
by david johnson
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: For Trekkers only
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

Re: For Trekkers only

Not everyone does, but I enjoy "Enterprise" more that TNG.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...
Replies: 25
Views: 7623

Re: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...

I will go with how the name's wearer prefers. If not available, it's my bad luck.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Oscars to Add "Popular Film" Category
Replies: 6
Views: 4051

Re: Oscars to Add "Popular Film" Category

I have not watched an Oscars ceremony in many years. It became tedious rather than entertaining. Maybe a new category will help.
by david johnson
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say
Replies: 10
Views: 3508

Re: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say

It's the 'point of proof' that you use. The immeasurable can not be measured. I hope you someday believe.
by david johnson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: The Stars and Stripes Forever

I looked up their 'address'. I had a friend who auditioned but did not make it, and one who did. I was in the 106th for a while.