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by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 175
Views: 7971

Re: TrumpReich in action

From a longer WAPO article: "Among journalists who say they have been harassed following segments on Carlson’s show, there is a reluctance to speak publicly about what happened for fear of inciting a new round of negative attention and hostility. One female journalist expressed fear of a “Tucker wav...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases

I'm of course not a scientist. But, does not seem the messaging has been good ? 7 cases out of 7M vaccinations. 7/7M = .000001. It is reported the chance of being hit by lightning is 1 in 500000, twice as likely as a clot. 1/500K = .000002 Also reported the clot risk is higher in most commonly used ...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Could an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: How Could an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser?

The fact the officer was charged surprisingly quickly with criminal manslaughter may suggest she was not supposed to use even a taser in this case ?
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Enabling stupid
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Enabling stupid

Per Axios today: " 21 Iowa county health departments turned down vaccine allocations this week, possibly due to lack of demand. (Iowa Capital Dispatch) The number of new coronavirus infections in the U.S continues to rise, making a quick, clean end to the pandemic less and less likely. New cases ros...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1337
Views: 946274

Re: What I listened to today

Sir Andras Schiff live here at Gstaad's 2020 Menuhin Festival, my 2 fav LvB piano sonatas:

Bach
Prelude & Fugue in E, BWV.878 (Well-Tempered Klavier, Book II)

Beethoven
Sonata in E, Op.109
Sonata in A flat, Op.110

Schubert
Allegretto in C minor, D.915

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000v306
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Enabling stupid
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Enabling stupid

George F. Will Columnist WAPO April 14, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. CDT Many 21st-century Americans are impressed, and distressed, by the supposed power of late-20th-century technologies, especially the Internet and social media, to shape society, and them. Two 19th-century technologies stirred somewhat simil...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1337
Views: 946274

Re: What I listened to today

maestrob wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:19 pm
This 2016 recording by violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, with the BBC Symphony led by Andrew Litton, finally makes a compelling case for Roy Harris' unjustly neglected Violin Concerto.
Thanks, heard at YT, had not heard before. Very pleasant.
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 175
Views: 7971

Re: TrumpReich in action

Where is General Sherman when we need him ?!
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1337
Views: 946274

Re: What I listened to today

Richter,Prokofieff's Piano Sonata No.6, live at Carnegie Hall, 1960, perhaps the one on my "Richter Rediscovered" 2-cd set on RCA/BMG, audio with score ( I'd never seen before ) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFCeeLXdSQs
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 175
Views: 7971

Re: TrumpReich in action

GOP Trump suck-up Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds surprisingly proposed an anti-racial profiling ban this year that would have required law enforcement agencies to report race and ethnicity data on the people they stop, but it died in the GOP controlled Legislature. AxiosDesMoines 4/14
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

As with White supremicists, appears what White evangelicals really fear their loss of power and prestige in the society, both groups cloaking their fear and concern as a loss of “rights” and/or “ freedom”, rather than asking why their power is waning and what constructive steps they could take ? Fro...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Signals Support for Ukraine and Will Add Troops in Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: U.S. Signals Support for Ukraine and Will Add Troops in Germany

Time will tell.As with Russia’s first invasion of Ukraine, Truman’s pull back in Korea, Obama’s imaginary “ red line” in Syria, Trump’s support of Saudis’ war in Yemen, is the US again blinking, this time in Afghanistan, where the repression of women and slaughter of opponents will start en masse Se...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

Nutcase GOP Gov. Abbott recently claimed Texas was one of the safest States to visit. God help the Met orchestra.
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

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It's horror stuff, for sure.
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Indeed, Aussie railroads and paper mills, La-La land, Cardiff !
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera Players to Meet an Old Friend for a Gig, and Aid
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Met Opera Players to Meet an Old Friend for a Gig, and Aid

Do hope they are careful. Texas was 19 % vaccinated at last report.
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

The Murdochs cant even lie very well.Pity so many Aussies and Brits and Americans fall for their dangerous racism.

"Horse sense is the thing horses have that keeps them from betting on people." WC Fields

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fox-stands-b ... 40042.html
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Re: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home

You may be interested in some of the piano music of Viktor Ullmann, who composed his Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 - 7 at the Terezin camp before he was murdered at Auschwitz. Here is his 6th Sonata and an article about a recording I have of all his piano sonatas : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQbL7GwKnsc...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

Just one small example , an event in 1979 , 5 years after I finished law school in North Carolina ; since then we of course had the Charlottesville white supremacist march -rally Trump praised :

https://www.blackpast.org/african-ameri ... -massacre/
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

I wouldn't dignify anything at all written in the New York Times; this most recent incarnation of Pravda cannot be taken seriously by anybody except its ideological captives. It should therefore be re-badged the Stockholm Syndrome Times. With all due respect, absolutely the height of hubris to sugg...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

Carl Vine mentions on the Cliburn program his First Sonata was very influenced by Elliott Carter's early First Piano Sonata. My Carter is a track from a Virgin Classics CD by pianist Peter Lawson. Here the late Paul Jacobs, the influence on Vine apparent, and one of Carter's more accessible works: h...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

From Biden's CDC today, per WAPO, a warning for Australia, rest of World,too: "Cases are spiking in Michigan, placing the state among the worst of the nation's hot zones. Michigan needs to “shut things down" rather than try to lean more heavily on vaccines , said Rochelle Walensky, director of the C...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 175
Views: 7971

Re: TrumpReich in action

Do you think any of them were also carrying AK-47's? :mrgreen: The criminal GOP and Trump morons will kill us through lies and stupidity as well.From WAPO today: " ... some U.S. politicians have begun to boast that their communities are nearing herd immunity. This weekend, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

Fww, the Vine program was excellent, extensive comments by the composer and pianist, too : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUpmBhII5b0 The program about Vine's First Sonata also mentions his 4th Sonata I had not heard. Here 'tis, the 4th, composed in 2019. A cd of several of his solo piano works is...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

I have heard none of the programs , but will probably hear the Carl Vine as I enjoy his solo piano music, have a cd of his three sonatas and Anne Landa Preludes although I prefer his 3rd Sonata over Nos. 1 and 2. ( at YT ). Fww, the Vine program was excellent, extensive comments by the composer and...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

WAPO op ed today suggests calling Manchin's bluff: "Instead of trying to make sense of Manchin’s impulsive answers and contradictory statements, the White House should enlist him in this project: Find 10 Republican senators who will support a bill that all 50 Democrats will still support. Manchin ob...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Loneliness, Anxiety and Loss: the Covid Pandemic’s Terrible Toll on Kids
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Loneliness, Anxiety and Loss: the Covid Pandemic’s Terrible Toll on Kids

From AxiosAM Newsletter today: " ' All the things that could prolong the COVID pandemic are playing out right in front of our eyes,' Axios health care editor Sam Baker writes. Why it matters: Although the pace of vaccinations is still strong, experts fear it's about to slow down. In some parts of th...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

barney wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:02 am
This looks unmissable! I can't keep up!!! :(
I have heard none of the programs , but will probably hear the Carl Vine as I enjoy his solo piano music, have a cd of his three sonatas and Anne Landa Preludes although I prefer his 3rd Sonata over Nos. 1 and 2. ( at YT ).
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash

It was wonderful to see former golfer Lee Elder recognized , an Asian woman win , and an Asian man win at major golf tournaments this week --- all in “ stop the steal “ Georgia.

Sushi for the 2022 Masters Champions Dinner ! Love it.
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Cliburn programs for pianophiles

I have not heard any of these yet , but may .You can sign up for their newsletter. https://tinyurl.com/k5ymjd59 Biweekly on Sundays—2:00 p.m. CT Cliburn Masterpiece is a series that examines the who, what, when, where, and how of the greatest piano works. Cliburn laureates and other esteemed special...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1337
Views: 946274

Re: What I listened to today

Vitezslav Novak’s ( 1870-1949) Piano Sonata “Eroica “, Op.24 ( 1900 ), Frantisek Rauch,pianist, from my Suraphon cd set to the composer’s complete solo piano works played by Rauch. For awhile, the Sonata was in the active recital repertoire of Ignanz Friedman. Here audio plus score: https://www.yout...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash

Does the Murdoch family also support the Liberal Party in Australia and the Tories inUK ? Other governments ?
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings

Recordings made in 1940 for Vatican Radio , extraordinary playing, the pianist at age 48: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ygOhhZg98 Chopin Scherzo No.1,Op.20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSk9BQzQwjg Liszt,Legend No.2, “St.Paul Walking on the Waves “ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL8U646ygws C...
by Rach3
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Faure's Piano Trio
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Faure's Piano Trio

I have several of Gabriel Faure’s ( 1845 -1924 ) chamber works, but had not heard his Piano Trio, Op.120 ( 1923) before, a wonderfully lyrical, uncomplicated work for late - Faure, here the ATOS Trio , live video from a performance in Berlin, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS3oDLxslZA ( 18 mi...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz promotes a new G.O.P. Contract with America: sex, drugs and wild parties
Replies: 57
Views: 977

Re: Gaetz took Bahama trip with female escorts, all paid for by a weed tycoon & donor; Gaetz Fla. crony likely to cop a

maestrob wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:06 am
Gaetz's career looks more & more like badly burned toast to me each day.

He's now implicated in a "ghost candidate" scheme in either Florida or Texas, or both.

Gaetz and Tucker Carlson , today's GOP in less than 25 words.
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alexei Lubimov
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Pianist Alexei Lubimov

Not sure about the box, but he had no fear. Here he is playing live the 6th Piano Sonata (1988) of Galina Ustvolskaya. I have a recording of her Piano Concerto and Symphony No.1 and Grand Duo for Cello and Violin, all great , but earlier than that Sonata. Shostakovich proposed marriage to her, but s...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1337
Views: 946274

Re: What I listened to today

The Schubert rarely-done is a great work IMHO, with its haunting opening theme. Do give it a chance! I did decide to hear the Schubert from the Fischer recital.Enjoyed.My first hearing of it as well. Of my 3 first hearings on this recital , decided to purchase a 320kpbs mp3 download from Presto of ...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1337
Views: 946274

Re: What I listened to today

I am a huge Faure fan , but have no recording of his presumably early First Violin Sonata,Op.13 ( or any any later ) , and do not recall ever hearing the First ( or any later ) . Delightful here. I did not hear the Mozart ( 28 ??!! ), nor the Schubert . I am also a huge Poulenc fan, yet his extraord...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Mississippi, 73,000 Vaccine Slots and Few Takers
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: In Mississippi, 73,000 Vaccine Slots and Few Takers

“There isn’t one right way to communicate about vaccines, but you need multiple messages with multiple messengers,” said Dr. Frieden, who leads the health advocacy group Resolve to Save Lives. “And people don’t want to hear from politicians.” One right way is to suggest criminal sanctions.We dont s...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1337
Views: 946274

Re: What I listened to today

Franck's D Minor (Albert Wolff/Lamoureux) Saint-Saens' Fourth Piano Concerto (Casadesus/Bernstein) That S-S 4th PC recording is wonderful, mine the Columbia lp, coupled with some Faure. Try to hear the Cortot / Munch 4th on Naxos, too.Think it's at YT. I feel the big theme of the final mov. is almo...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

As with most politicians, his first priority is getting re-elected.He could "hide" among all the Dems on 2nd Impeachment and point to 10 GOP votes as well ( I think West Virginia GOP Gov. Justice also supported 2nd Impeachment ), and knew the Relief Act would be popular in WVA , but this time he see...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Senate parliamentarian to let Democrats bypass GOP filibuster on two more bills
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Senate parliamentarian to let Democrats bypass GOP filibuster on two more bills

NYT today 4/8: “Right now, the U.S. raises less corporate tax revenue as a share of economic output than almost all other advanced economies,” Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley of The Times write.The justification for the tax cuts has often been that the economy as a whole will benefit — that lower ...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 175
Views: 7971

Re: TrumpReich in action

April 7, 2021 NYT : "The political arm of House Republicans is deploying a prechecked box to enroll donors into repeating monthly donations — and using ominous language to warn them of the consequences if they opt out: “If you UNCHECK this box, we will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.” And call...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1337
Views: 946274

Re: What I listened to today

77-year old Eliso Virasaladze in Tokyo, 2020.Challenging program. I forgot how long-winded Tchaivovsky can be ; “Novellette" similarly long-winded, for me. Not sure I had ever heard all the Prokofieff “Sarcasms”, wonderful work ,playing.She had her hands full in the well-known Toccata , perhaps slig...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Pence Team for 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 73

The Pence Team for 2024

Per AxiosAm today, for Pence's new 501(c)(4) " non-profit ": " The advisory board includes Kellyanne Conway, Jim DeMint, Ed Feulner, former Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Newt and Callista Gingrich, Heritage Foundation President Kay James, Larry Kudlow, Robert Lighthizer, Club for Growth Presi...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta over Georgia voting law
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta over Georgia voting law

From NYT today: The new Georgia law is intended to be a partisan power grab. It is an attempt to win elections by changing the rules rather than persuading more voters. It’s inconsistent with the basic ideals of democracy. But if it’s intent is clear, its impact is less so. It may not have the profo...