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by lennygoran
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Six-hour round-trip commutes for Frisco woman priced out of affordable housing
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Six-hour round-trip commutes for Frisco woman priced out of affordable housing

I'll have to show this to my wife-her commute when she taught was from Maplewood NJ to Brooklyn--I think she'd have to admit this Frisco woman's is worse. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

For several years now, my legs and back have been punishing me if I walk further than a city block. So I'd prefer any other transportation to my feet. Sure can understand that-I've had a few bouts of sciatica when walking was very tough-blame it on my gardening over the years. I try to be very care...
by lennygoran
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon. Regards, Len By Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon. “The fake news is ...
by lennygoran
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:47 am
Come to think of it, for me nothing beat WALKING in Manhattan.
Absolutely-Sue and I love walking in different parts of the city-there's always something new and interesting to see! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

They are rail-less and utilitarian rail-free travel provides no thrills. I would walk thirty blocks just to hook up with a train. Romantic notion, but there it is. Not the case for me-riding a bus like the M72 through Central Park blows the subways out of the water. Even in London we took the doubl...
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Bight makes right ... whales
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: New York Bight makes right ... whales

>A listening device, slightly smaller than a football, rests on the sea floor of the New York Bight, the body of water that stretches between Montauk Point in Long Island and Cape May, N.J.< Montauk Point to Cape May-that's quite an area-we go to these areas from time to time-especially Cape May. R...
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

When I lived in NYC, I prided myself on getting almost everywhere via subways and loved them because they were efficient and dirt cheap. I was fascinated by their complexity and tried to memorize routes. Whenever possible, I avoided busses and cabs. Why put busses and cabs in the same category-Sue ...
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An American In Bayreuth
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: An American In Bayreuth

The nightmarish things that are happening in the US right now have no relationship with Bayreuth or Germany in general. They are our problem, and so shall they remain. Thanks, I didn't like having to see Donizetti's Siege of Calais and be reminded of Aleppo and I don't see the need to relate Bayreu...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Van Gogh’s Ear
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Van Gogh’s Ear

We do love Van Gogh and this struck me as something that sounded like it could almost be opera-tempting. Regards, Len Review: Listening (Yes, Listening) to the Beauty of van Gogh Van Gogh's Ear By BEN BRANTLEY AUG. 17, 2017 The blunt title of the exquisite “Van Gogh’s Ear,” now at the Pershing Squar...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Tanglewood Review
Replies: 4
Views: 132

NY Times Tanglewood Review

A Weekend Can Span Centuries at Tanglewood By JAMES R. OESTREICH AUG. 16, 2017 LENOX, Mass. — For most visitors, a weekend here at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, begins and ends in the Shed, where the standard symphonic literature is played from Friday through Sunday. ...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An American In Bayreuth
Replies: 6
Views: 129

An American In Bayreuth

You've heard of An American In Paris-this might be called An American In Bayreuth. Regards, Len Watching Neo-Nazis in Virginia From a German Opera House By MICHAEL COOPER AUG. 16, 2017 BAYREUTH, Germany — It was my first visit to the Bayreuth Festival, and I was wrestling with conflicting emotions. ...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

my silence was tantamount to looking the other way and giving tacit consent. By breaking your silence you've helped me stay informed and I thank you-just because we agree quite a bit doesn't mean we don't have to talk about it and it sure helps to discuss these matters at this terrible time in our ...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

I'd post more, but the members have said zilch about the new administration, its assault on America, and the Autocracy they are forming by turning the US into a Dicktatorship (sic) Us who resist are not using #thatman's name, but #presidentbannon is dragging this country to its knees, and no CMG me...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Implodes
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Trump Implodes

"I'm not yet willing to impugn his motives." When I tried to post a reply this came up? Information The requested post does not exist. Anyway here's what I say This is where my man Mueller comes in! Maybe he'll need quite a bit more time and maybe his recommendation to Congress might come when the n...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

Dearest Lance, only you and I are privy to some aspects of Chalkie that we cannot share in the public forum. If you don't know and I don't know, then no one knows. I went to FB and see he's posting there and quite wonderful comments they are-do hope we see him here soon--miss him alot! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Implodes
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Trump Implodes

Trump flailed around like a teacher who has lost control of his class. That's too easy on Trump-many teachers have good intentions and want to be good but lose control of classes--however Trump doesn't have such intentions-with him its selfishness, evil, bragging rights, probably cheating, probably...
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Implodes
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Trump Implodes

Just happened to turn my TV on today about 4PM to watch some DVRed shows-there was Trump on with CNN covering his news conference and he was imploding-loved it-this has got to hurt him-of course not with his base. Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:35 pm
If you look at the comments that follow Slatkin's article you will see some recommendations by music pros. Mine, fwiw, would be the Mt. St. Helens and St. Vartan symphonies.
Thanks, the 50th and 9th-don't have them but that's easily rectified! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

I count eight recordings of MM I decided to listen to this-I liked the lushness! So could you and others tell me what are considered his best symphonies-I see he did over 60-I have some of his works including #2 but haven't listened to any. Regards, Len PS-I seem to have these as well-6, 13, 10, 28...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

Now can someone tell me if the Roku goes into Youtube and enables one to find a specific item, such as Kaufmann singing a specific aria, which I can easily find on my ipad using google? Alan I use the remote that came with the roku-you can get to youtube and do a search-the search is a little cumbe...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Don G Well Staged unfussy modern dress Gesamtkunstwerk?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Don G Well Staged unfussy modern dress Gesamtkunstwerk?

John F wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:00 pm
James Jorden is the self-styled La Cieca of Parterre Box
John thanks for the info-didn't know he's the famous La Cieca-I've been to that site a few times. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

Actually, I can't tolerate most YT videos on a 55" screen. Not enough resolution in those heavily compressed files to transfer well to the big screen. They look fine, though, on a 13" monitor. And of course, YouTube being free will give you a massive amt to choose from. Interesting-I'll have to tak...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

I watch YouTube a lot but the video and sound quality on Prime Video is far superior when you are watching on a large-format HDTV. Yes I like to watch you tube on my big TV downstairs in our great room-a comfortable chair and big screen is better than watching on my upstairs computer. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

I sometimes buy from Amazon and have been tempted-still I have a roku hooked up to my TV with access to YouTube-there are so many choices to get to videos right now it's hard to decide what to have. Then there's so much just on PBS alone and now of course CNN due to Trump news. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Don G Well Staged unfussy modern dress Gesamtkunstwerk?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Don G Well Staged unfussy modern dress Gesamtkunstwerk?

I myself am skeptical about this review-if you can get to the NY Times link there are photos. Regards, Len Finally, a Well-Staged ‘Don Giovanni’ in New York By JAMES JORDEN AUG. 11, 2017 To be an opera lover is to live a life of constant transit between two poles, ecstasy and despair, with most of t...
by lennygoran
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aug Dell’Arte Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Aug Dell’Arte Opera

The NY Times had an alert for the Aug Dell’Arte Opera-I wasn't aware of them so I went to the website which gave a more complete look at the schedule. Regards, Len Dell’Arte Opera Offers a Cavalli to Fill a Summer Lull By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM AUG. 11, 2017 For over a decade now, the Dell’Arte...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

This from someone who by his own admission hasn't even taken a taxi in NYC in many years?Sixty vehicles for the entire city? Why is this an enhancement of Uber, whose own problems are well know, in a city where every other automobile is a traditional taxicab driven by someone who is already despera...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

Thanks for this alert-I never heard of Chariot-for me the more options for getting around NYC the better! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kentridge’s Triumphant ‘Wozzeck’ Will Come to the Met Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Kentridge’s Triumphant ‘Wozzeck’ Will Come to the Met Opera

John F wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:56 pm
Maybe Kentridge will do better.
John I hope so-so far he's 2 for 2 in my book-The Nose and Lulu. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYCO finally on/line 2017-18 season up and running
Replies: 0
Views: 146

NYCO finally on/line 2017-18 season up and running

Had to call them twice and they admitted there was a glitch-finally this afternoon could buy tickets for Fanciulla del West--I'm hoping to see more of their operas later in the season. Len

https://nycopera.com/tickets/
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alcyone by Marais
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Alcyone by Marais

Belle thanks for the link-would love to see this opera live sometime. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kentridge’s Triumphant ‘Wozzeck’ Will Come to the Met Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Kentridge’s Triumphant ‘Wozzeck’ Will Come to the Met Opera

I plan on being there! Regards, Len Review: William Kentridge’s Triumphant ‘Wozzeck’ Will Come to the Met Opera By ZACHARY WOOLFE AUG. 9, 2017 SALZBURG, Austria — For those who were dizzied by the artist William Kentridge’s frenetic productions of “The Nose” and “Lulu” at the Metropolitan Opera, he ...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alcyone by Marais
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Alcyone by Marais

I'm presenting a program to our music group next year on French baroque opera, mainly concentrating on Rameau, but starting with Lully. I love this wonderful, elegant music!! Belle in 2011 we saw this from Lully at BAM-it was just wonderful! Regards, Len It’s Not Easy to Be a Goddess’s Boy Toy By A...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?

Whitey? You are missing a lot of fine young players in the post-doping era. E.g., Mike Trout of the Angels, headed to HoF and still only in his twenties. Saw him in person July 25. 3 grand slams hit in that 10-inning game. Who is he compared to at this point in his career? The Mick. Yes I`m sure I`...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Two books by Jeffrey Toobin
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Two books by Jeffrey Toobin

Len, at the time of the OJ trial, you were working for Essex County, is that correct? Did you sense the same racial divide in your office in the reaction to the verdict? If you prefer to reply by private message, that's OK. Henry without a doubt that was the reaction I saw-a racial divide-among bla...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Two books by Jeffrey Toobin
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Two books by Jeffrey Toobin

Henry congrats on your retirement! On Toobin I see so much of him because I`ve been watching so much CNN-apparently so hs trump! :lol: Speaking of CNN I`ve been dvring and watching their series on the nineties-love the footage and these events you mention from the book are covered. Len https://en.m....
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: prager conductor santa monica sym
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: prager conductor santa monica sym

Ricordanza wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:16 am
Interesting. I met Dennis Prager 46 years ago....in Israel. Of course, he was not well known at the time.
I can see why some musicians don`t want anything to do with him-I find some of his views pretty bad. I wonder why they couldn`t find a less controversial conductor? Len
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: prager conductor santa monica sym
Replies: 4
Views: 220

prager conductor santa monica sym

Politics appears for the santa monica symphony orch-what a period we`re in here. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/arts/music/santa-monica-symphony-dennis-prager-conservative-guest-conductor.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=musi...
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017

Talk about the vienna phil on Fri Aug 18 at 9:00 PBSThirteen will broadcast it`s annual summer night concert from in front of the schonbrunn palace with works from dvorak and rachmaninov-special guest renee fleming will be a special guest. Len
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 18
Views: 386

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Don`t get me wrong-we stand on many buses during the day but not so late evening. NYC is still incredibly vibrant-unfortunately not cheap. Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 18
Views: 386

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Surprised by what you say about the buses-we use the buses quite a bit and late evening they`re usually pretty empty-the wait for them can be long. Len
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Review Salzburg Aida
Replies: 0
Views: 120

NYTimes Review Salzburg Aida

Seemed critical of Muti and the production-doesn`t sound like one I`d want to see. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/arts/music/review-netrebko-aida-salzburg-muti-neshat.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017

I think I`ll pass on this but thanks for the alert-Sellars usually means trouble-this review sure doesn`t make it enticing for me-just look at the photos. Len :(

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/ ... ito-review
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MTA fix for antiquated NY subway: add cars, ditch seats
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: MTA fix for antiquated NY subway: add cars, ditch seats

We use the subways quite a bit-most trains seem to have a/c now-still the station platforms and everything other than the trains can really make you want to collapse. Len
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Bob Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia-Trump probe
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: WSJ: Bob Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia-Trump probe

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:13 am
AFAIK, there are three juries now impaneled and all are active. In this matter, one can never have too many grand juries.
Thanks so much for clearing this up for me-I agree with what you say! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Bob Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia-Trump probe
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: WSJ: Bob Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia-Trump probe

they would be in Eastern Virginia where the first grand jury sat. You say "sat"-are they still sitting there in Virginia-I see Mueller has taken control of them though? Are there 2 grand juries? Regards, Len "Reuters reported Friday that Mueller will now oversee an ongoing federal grand-jury invest...