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by david johnson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 18
Views: 233

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: 611

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: 506

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: 385

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: 19
Views: 2206

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 Not long ago, some of the allegations against a Supreme Court nominee were withdrawn, and at least one accuser admitted she lied.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: 936

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: 1068

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: 4580

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: 1618

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: 3982
Views: 604022

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: 747

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: 1130

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: 595

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: 1553

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: 1553

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: 668

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: 1222

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: 8036

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: 10827

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: 1854

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: 6311

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: 1513

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: 4255

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: 2149

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: 1898

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: 918

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.
by david johnson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

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

notice the wink in my statement...of course I was joking. However, God exists and I am a believer. No wink.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: The Stars and Stripes Forever

That's the Field Band from Ft. Meade. They are the tour band.
by david johnson
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 2693

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

A rough kick in the crotch is what they need. However, I do not understand how there can be a statute of limitations for some crimes but not one for allegations. How does that work?
by david johnson
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

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

That "Ancient Aliens" tv show has a lot to say about this topic ... ;)
by david johnson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter
Replies: 8
Views: 3990

Re: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter

You guys have mentioned some greats, for sure. Lance, I studied out of the Williams Scales book in college. I seem to remember he also had a transposition method book.
by david johnson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help
Replies: 5
Views: 4563

Re: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help

Good points, for sure. A former student of mine has a struggle with this and did considering ending it all. Things have improved some now.
by david johnson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 8
Views: 5761

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

A birthday? Hooray for you :)
by david johnson
Thu May 31, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Roseanne tweet prompts ABC to re-run Terminator II
Replies: 11
Views: 5141

Re: Rosanne tweet prompts ABC to re-run Terminator II

“ISLAM is not a RACE, lefties. Islam includes EVERY RACE of people.” this is true. You appear to have somewhat missed the point of the ad hominem remark Roseanne Barr aimed at Valerie Jarrett — her alluding to Planet of the Apes was the racist part of the tweet, whereas referring to the Muslim Brot...
by david johnson
Wed May 30, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Roseanne tweet prompts ABC to re-run Terminator II
Replies: 11
Views: 5141

Re: Rosanne tweet prompts ABC to re-run Terminator II

“ISLAM is not a RACE, lefties. Islam includes EVERY RACE of people.” this is true.
by david johnson
Thu May 17, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204788

Re: What I listened to today

This morning: Beethoven/Piano Sonata #1/Kempff
by david johnson
Sat May 12, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein movies coming
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Bernstein movies coming

One biopic. One movie named "Spotlight". The names I noticed are Bradley Cooper and Jake.
by david johnson
Fri May 11, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein movies coming
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Bernstein movies coming

ABC mentioned two movies about Leonard Bernstein are on the way.
by david johnson
Wed May 09, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barenboim's Beethoven's 5 Piano Concertos with Klemperer
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: Barenboim's Beethoven's 5 Piano Concertos with Klemperer

I have his set and the one by Backhaus/Schmidt-Isserstedt. I got the Barenboim because they came with the Klemperer/Beethoven symphony box. I enjoy it, but I do not listen to it often.
by david johnson
Sun May 06, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some insight on Leinsdorf - through interviews
Replies: 35
Views: 6164

Re: Some insight on Leinsdorf - through interviews

For all of you who do not like Erich: please send to me all of those wretched recordings you have of him. It's only through my great concern for your ears that I make this noble offer :wink:
by david johnson
Wed May 02, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: BFI Top 100 British films
Replies: 7
Views: 4853

Re: BFI Top 100 British films

Hey, "Brassed Off" is on there :) A flick about brass band stuff.
by david johnson
Tue May 01, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204788

Re: What I listened to today

for May 1: Schubert/Impromptus/Krystian Zimmerman
by david johnson
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204788

Re: What I listened to today

This Monday begins with: Copland, Appalachian Spring/Copland/BSO/RCA
by david johnson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204788

Re: What I listened to today

I am now on the final cd of the EMI/Bruckner Symphonies box/Jochum/Dresden. Really good!
by david johnson
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Patsy Cline's memory lives on!
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Patsy Cline's memory lives on!

I grew up hearing Patsy Cline on the radio. She was a master at her style. I often had high school students who worked hard to do some Patsy songs.
by david johnson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204788

Re: What I listened to today

Thursday concludes the Vox 2-cd box, Debussy Complete Orchestral Works Vol. 1/Louis de Froment/Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg. Very enjoyable.
by david johnson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204788

Re: What I listened to today

Saturday early: Shostakovich Sym 5/Maazel/Cleveland. Reblem, I, too, had some Maxim Shostakovich leading his dad's music and found it very fine.