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by Evelyn Laden
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy anniversary to Werner and Charlotte Isler!
Replies: 20
Views: 426

Re: Happy anniversary to Werner and Charlotte Isler!

I'm touched! Thank you all so much for your good wishes - they are more than welcome! Actually, 63 is just a number, which doesn't seem real to either one of us. But numbers do tell the story, and I guess they're accurate here. A word to all of you lagging behind: It isn't (wasn't) all that difficul...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Am Very Sad
Replies: 28
Views: 908

Re: I Am Very Sad

Ralph, Sincere condolences on your recent losses. I can empathize. My two closest childhood friends died, although at different times, of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gerhig's disease). We grew up in the same town, and spent most of our time together. People who know (knew) ...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tongue-Twisting Names in Music
Replies: 49
Views: 1462

Re: Tongue-Twisting Names in Music

Lance G. Hill.

It's the G that always trips me up!
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Here we go - Tom Harkin is trying to get quack therapies
Replies: 37
Views: 1930

Re: Here we go - Tom Harkin is trying to get quack therapies

BWV, Next time you have intractable pain, which medication relieves only partially if at all, and you remain uncomfortable in every bone of your body (or even in only a few), it might just be that one of the complementary methods provide some, or even complete relief at least for a while. I don't ag...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Here we go - Tom Harkin is trying to get quack therapies
Replies: 37
Views: 1930

Re: Here we go - Tom Harkin is trying to get quack therapies

Rather than answer individual comments, I would like to state that today, "alternative medicine" is more often (in many hospitals) called "complementary" medicine. This adds a wholly different dimension to its meaning as well as use. Various hospitals have established departments for the use of comp...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program Sat., 7/11/2009: Beverly Sills, soprano
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Lance's program Sat., 7/11/2009: Beverly Sills, soprano

Hi Lance,

This is the first time I could listen to your program with a brand-new Bose speaker. The sound was great, a fitting way to listen to your wonderful Sills program. Thanks for playing it. Evelyn
by Evelyn Laden
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Maazel exits in grand style
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: Maazel exits in grand style

Gerontius, I appreciate your second reply. Yes, let's just agree to disagree. Despite a missing mandolin and harmonium, I found the sound in much-maligned Avery Fisher Hall very good, the tempi kept moving the music, and therefore thought the performance in question "irresistibly" exciting. Thanks f...
by Evelyn Laden
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Maazel exits in grand style
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: Maazel exits in grand style

I stand by what I wrote earlier about the Gerontius comments. I disliked the overall dismissive tone (who cares about the omission of a mandolin). The generally excellent singing (unless it was there and subsequently erased) wasn't even mentioned. (I appreciate the generous acknowledgment of the orc...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Maazel exits in grand style
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: Maazel exits in grand style

Gerontius, if he really was at the 6/27/09 concert, when Maazel conducted Mahler's Eighth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, must have suffered from dyspepsia that night. How else explain such a grumpy, intemperate, and unfair review? Fortunately, Maazel will never see it, and if he did, wouldn't care -...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday to Lance
Replies: 32
Views: 1131

Re: Happy Birthday to Lance

Dear Lance, I wish I could produce another fabulous birthday cake and a bottle of chilled Veuve Cliquot for this special occasion, at least virtually. Sad to say, I don't know how. So you will have to accept the thought for the act. Have a wonderful birthday, and do something really unusual, like at...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun May 17, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Shortest Theatre Review
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: The Shortest Theatre Review

The shortest review I ever read was one by George Bernard Shaw. He attended a recital given by a singer. His review, in its entirety, read: "Miss X gave a recital at Albert Hall last night. Why?"
You can't beat that for brevity!
Evelyn Laden
by Evelyn Laden
Sun May 10, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Meet-Up Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: My Meet-Up Photos

To Lance and Ralph: Wonderful pictures from both of you - I enjoyed seeing all of them. Thank you for all that effort! No professional photographers need apply when such skilled artists are available on CMG! Lovely memories of a great occasion, and more pictures yet to come, I understand, from Donal...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: November 9th - The 70th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: November 9th - The 70th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Concerning TopoGigio's comment that there was much more to the background of Kristallnacht than appeared in this thread, posted by Donald Isler: TopoGigio is essentially correct. It is, however, a very much abbreviated version of Kristallnacht described in the book "TIMES PAST - TIMES PRESENT" BY Ch...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Instead of seeing the doctor...
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Instead of seeing the doctor...

Dear Teresa, Thank you for your reply. No dissing of dermatologists intended either! However, referring to the example cited earlier, anyone with functioning eyesight trained - even if not in dermatology - in medicine or nursing, would know that an excematous lesion doesn't remotely look like H. gen...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Instead of seeing the doctor...
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Instead of seeing the doctor...

I agree with Teresa on a number of points, but not on others. First, PAs, trained either 12 or 18 months, came into being because physicians, mostly surgeons at that, in mainly rural areas where few nurses were available, needed technical aides to assist in the operating room and follow up with post...
by Evelyn Laden
Wed May 21, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yes, I Really Live In A Village.......................
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Donald,

I enjoyed the amusing story of your school board voting experience. I think that lady at the polling place was on to something. Seems to me her implied message was: Always follow your mother's good example!
Knowing your mother, I entirely agree with those sentiments.
by Evelyn Laden
Fri May 09, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Women over 40" by Andy Rooney
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Gilbert & Sullivan said "...she could very well pass for forthy-three in the dark with the light behind her." A certain gentleman used to quote that to me when I was no more than in my 30s. Again, the judgment was purely subjective, and I never took it seriously. Nor would I today, even though I've ...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri May 09, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Women over 40" by Andy Rooney
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Just because Andy Rooney said "women over 40" does not exclude the possibility that he meant women WAY OVER 40, Maybe right up to 90! He possibly doesn't even know any merely 40 plus women! After all, many women claim to be "over 21." That leaves the question of how much over 21 wide open, and remai...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Remember there is no such thing as alternative medicine
Replies: 32
Views: 1769

Interesting as all these arguments are, and without passing judgment on any of them, I think a number of points are worth mentioning. 1. The Department of Alternative (sometimes called Complementary) Medicine exists within the NIH (National Institutes of Health). This department is charged with rese...
by Evelyn Laden
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Colin Davis /NYPO and why I hate the NY Phil subscribers
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Gerontius, With all due respect for your international concert-going experience, some of which I share, if not quite as extensively - I offer this suggestion: Avoid NY Philharmonic concerts and its audiences, since you consider it so odious compared to those elsewhere. It will be your loss, I think,...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Colin Davis /NYPO and why I hate the NY Phil subscribers
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

I've been going to the Philharmonic for many years, and haven't found that most of the audience had to be "stretchered" in (though I would give those who are lots of credit just for coming). And I've found (in my Saturday series) that while there are quite a few older people (who probably pay most o...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "In Bruges"
Replies: 3
Views: 398

"In Bruges" - I'd have to agree with Werner on this one. Sure, Bruges is a beautiful ancient town, and the photography reflects it. The two hit men, Ken and Ray, are holed up there (why there?), and no good comes of it. Ray is an out-of-control fellow who hits or preferably shoots dead anyone who da...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday to RALPH (July 14)!
Replies: 30
Views: 3638

Dear Ralph,

Give or take an hour around 7/14, here's wishing you a very happy birthday and many good years to come! Evelyn

by Evelyn Laden
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jimmy Carter's War Against the Jews
Replies: 40
Views: 3788

YES, confusing. If you say you are a Black Jew, some antisemite will be glad to hate you. Therefore, bringing in color is nonsense. Semites - check your dictionary - are Jews and Arabs, plus some ancient civilizations long out of the running here. So let's not split hairs, or rather, semites - antis...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jimmy Carter's War Against the Jews
Replies: 40
Views: 3788

The statement above is totally confusing: "Euro-Ameri-Jews are not necessarily semitic, but wind up suffering from antisemitism...." Semites, by definition, are Jews and Arabs. Therefore, Jews wherever they live, Europe, US, or any other country, ARE semites. Antisemitism - where it exists - is dire...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A 21st Century "Three Faces of Eve"
Replies: 16
Views: 1600

While the possibilities of a woman with MPD who sues on behalf of her abused (by her therapist) personalities are endless, the whole story strikes me as having been concocted in honor of the date it was posted, 7/7/07, to which a large number of people appear to attribute great significance. As to T...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A 21st Century "Three Faces of Eve"
Replies: 16
Views: 1600

I don't see how one lawyer can represent three different personalities, even if it's a case of MPD. Seems to me that would a) be a conflict of interest (lots of interest!), and b) violate the confidentiality of at least two of the other personalities. I should think three lawyers would be needed: On...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maybe a prize for the most posts in May?
Replies: 27
Views: 2464

Lance, I have a different suggestion: Why not award a prize to the IMGer who posts the LEAST number of posts, thereby preserving eyes, preventing mental fatigue, and possible fury (in response to political topics never offered)? Wouldn't that be a worthy cause for receiving a prize, though I can't t...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No Tolerance in Canada for Birthday Celebration!
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

The most significant thing about April 20, Adolf Hitler's birthday, when we were little kids and had no idea who he was and what he was doing, was that we had no school on that day. The only good deed that man ever did for me! I imagine today's German kids go to school on that day as they do on any ...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Congrats to DON ISLER: 1000+ posts!
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re Lance's comment: Evelyn Laden is always way behind - nothing new about that, and has no hope of catching up on this Board anytime soon. Nevertheless, congratulations, Donald Isler, on passing the 1,000 posts milestone. There was a time when I knew i was ahead of you, but not any more!
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Useless Gutless Parasitic Nation
Replies: 44
Views: 6268

Seems to me that ANY disagreement is OK so long as there is no personal invective, and the nature of the disagreement has substance instead of being mere idle chatter, which is a complete waste of anyone's time. I agree with Corlyss that a thick skin is helpful, and would advise anyone becoming enga...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why My Jailed Pharmacist Probably Regrets Not Living In Cal.
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

This pharmacist who was recently convicted to two to six years in jail was our pharmacist for years. You couldn't find a more pleasant, helpful, obliging and goodlooking person than him. I could not believe he was capable of shortchanging people on pills, overcharging for others, and billing for ser...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No Sex, Just a Massage
Replies: 14
Views: 1917

If this story isn't one of Ralph's fantasies, and if Deputy Tobias went to this place (or others) primarily or only for massages, one hopes that being an advocate for AIDS prevention, he at least brought some protection for these visits. After all, one of the masseuses might get carried away, massag...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 82-Year-Old Ex-Beauty Queen Stops Intruder
Replies: 15
Views: 2209

Did those men actually do something to warrant being arrested (or having their tires shot out)? I guess whatever they did or didn't do, they'll know better than to show up on that lady's property again any time soon!
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ralph about to go on the MS Walkathon
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Ralph, walking six hours one day and a number of Ks the next seems a bit excessive to me, considering your earlier health battles. But you obviously could do them, which is great. Sad and inexplicable, unfortunately other diseases occur in small clusters too. Four colleagues, three of whom I know we...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ralph about to go on the MS Walkathon
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Ralph about to go on the MS Walkathon

If I remember correctly, Ralph plans to go on a Walkathon tomorrow, on behalf of multiple sclerosis research. You should have lovely weather, and probably lots of companions doing the walk with you. Here's wishing you strong legs, cooperative feet, and comfortable shoes while walking for a good cause!
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A vocabulary question
Replies: 23
Views: 2367

When I came to the US at age 14, and didn't know a word of English except hello, good-bye, and thank you, I had to start school. A well-meaning principal in a small upstate NY town, who had never laid eyes on a foreign student before, placed me in a sophomore high school class, based on report cards...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Saul - meet TalkOrgins, TalkOrgins - meet Saul
Replies: 40
Views: 4505

Why anybody would want to add to this mindless discussion, carried on by one person who wishes to provoke more reasonable ones, is beyond me.
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Intuition
Replies: 21
Views: 2064

Working as an editor of one or another journal, we would receive solicited and unsolicited manuscripts - medical, nursing, or otherwise health-related. On the first reading, even without being totally familiar with the topic discussed, I always had an intuitive feeling whether the manuscript in ques...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Recovering art seized by the Nazis ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2317

While I've seen many cogent comments re the mentality of the nazis (I refuse to capitalize this category) above, no one has mentioned "The Banality of Evil," by Hannah Ahrendt. In her book she points out the sorry fact that people like those nazis can become the monsters they did given the banality ...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven performance upcoming, yikes!
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

Teresa,


That G major concerto is one of my all-time favorites. As a student years ago,while recovering from pneumonia, I played the recording of it many times. I believe it hastened my recovery, and am sure the chamber version would do the same! Lots of good luck for next week, Charlotte
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Very Interesting Article About Living History Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Ralph,

I completely agree with your pronouncement about Rothstein. I've enjoyed every column of his I've ever read. Thanks for posting this one, which I would not have seen otherwise.
by Evelyn Laden
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Transcripts from Pizza's Actual Courtroom Examinations
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Court Room Examinations

So, Ralph, at last I know who conducted these court room examinations! I would have never guessed it was Pizza. Having read these priceless exchanges a number of times earlier, I always wondered to whom I might attribute them. Now I know, thanks to you!
by Evelyn Laden
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Should Conservatories Train Entrepreneurs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2655

Music schools have been remiss for years in not providing their students with essential skills in utilizing their musicianship in such a way that they won't starve because music is their chosen field. It's equally certain that a music student's first obligation is to devote himself to the study musi...
by Evelyn Laden
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schlichtegroll's Mozart Necrolog.
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

Agnes, what a wonderful reminder of your careful descriptions of the relationships in the Mozart family. Although it's hard to forget a name like Schlichtegroll, one at least knows that peculiar name is his only claim to fame, since what he wrote was based on hearsay and he probably got paid handsom...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birthday wishes: Corlyss M. Drinkard
Replies: 29
Views: 5225

Dear Corlyss,

A birthday wish sent two days late simply makes the birthday three days long! All good wishes for the rest of this year, Evelyn (aka CI)
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is heritage all it's cracked up to be?
Replies: 32
Views: 4769

Good question, Teresa. But since one has no choice in whatever one's personal heritage is (or was), it's probably best to accept it without criticism or excessive pride. When it comes to country of origin, I can't think of a single one that doesn't have some good and some bad in its history. So one ...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bah Humbug, Bernard Holland!
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

There is probably some truth in what Holland says about the Russian orchestras and their programming. However, he and other critics who constantly complain about orchestras' program choices (Russian, American, and all others) seem to forget that it isn't given to most of us to wander - at no expense...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charlotte & Werner Isler: 60 years of marriage!
Replies: 21
Views: 2924

How does one do justice to so many kind thoughts and wishes, most of them from people I don't even know? First time in my life anything like this has happened, but then, it's also the first time in my life I've had a 60th anniversary! Several of you commented on how unusual/amazing this is. I guess ...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Join Me for Met Opening Night
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Ralph, about that $95,000 plus tax deduction: Shouldn't you consult your accountant before making such a generous offer? You might be out your $100,000.00 and find that deduction will be a lot smaller. In that case, your bank account will be too. Just thought I'd put in a cautionary note!