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by lennygoran
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonalds Change
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Mcdonalds Change

Red Apple Rest... I guess even near-in Jersey has more to offer than that. (The high point of the trip for me was the spectacular view of the midtown skyline on the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel, which one got to enjoy for all of 15 seconds. John the Red apple Rest-I go back along time with that-m...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonalds Change
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Mcdonalds Change

Len, you've lost a lot of weight!!! :lol: [/quote] Belle yeah the weeding and other garden chores will do that to you! As it turned out we got very little rain yesterday-don't know how Saratoga Springs made out but we couldn't take the chance of going all the way up there with the forecast they giv...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonalds Change
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Mcdonalds Change

That sounds like fun, Len, and it's pretty obvious you and Sue are really enjoying retirement and life in general. Three cheers!! :D Belle thanks-yeah the gardening --both doing and going to --keeps us pretty active-I've read Verdi liked to garden! Regards, Len :D http://i116.photobucket.com/albums...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonalds Change
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Mcdonalds Change

The only reason I am not kidding the Gorans about resorting to McDonalds is that it would be the pot calling the kettle black. The school day starts so early and I live so far from most of the schools that more often than not I stop at McDonald's for breakfast to go. (Always the no. 2 breakfast wit...
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonalds Change
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Mcdonalds Change

We were on our way up to poughkeepsie and wanted to stop at a garden first-we needed a quick lunch stop and went to Mcdonalds-now they cook the hamburger after you order it-took quite a bit longer than it used to take-the coffee was starting to get cold-otoh the hamburger seemed to taste a little be...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security

"Firefox is back"? It was never away. I've been using Firefox since before it was Firefox (formerly it was called Netscape). When Chrome came out I tried it, but found it too stripped-down and user-unfriendly for the way I browse, so I did not adopt it, and I'm astonished at the user statistics. I ...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

There's that and look at what we did to the Japanese in America during World War 2--anyway on your offer to send Ca to Mexico if you are willing to throw in Arizona with its 11 electoral college votes and make sure Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is thrown in we may have a deal! You bet, Arizona rightfu...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

I don't see why on earth China would harbor resentment towards the USA, do you? There's that and look at what we did to the Japanese in America during World War 2--anyway on your offer to send Ca to Mexico if you are willing to throw in Arizona with its 11 electoral college votes and make sure Ariz...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:10 am
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Ya gotta give somethin to git somethin.
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You drive a hard bargain-maybe we should have you head over to China for some tough negotiating on trade! Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

Perhaps the anti-American leftist about to be elected president of Mexico will propose a solution that should satisfy the Trumpistas concerned with out-of-control immigration--just cede back to Mexico this little parcel of land Give up Ca and its 55 electoral college votes-you gotta be kidding! Reg...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

Saw that cover on the news this morning-Trump and his team really messed up this time-doesn't anyone over there check out details and the ramifications before they shoot from the hip! Regards, Len :x
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Belle wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Good god; it's hideous. You must be standing guard each day with your savage dog at the ready! :lol:
Belle still not nearly as hideous as the poison ivy all over the garden! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Belle wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:50 am
What ARE they? Perhaps you should get a cat!!!
Belle great blue herons-then there are the snakes! Regards, Len :(

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by lennygoran
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85

I heard and enjoyed him 3 times-a 1978 Favorita as Baldassare, a 1979 Luisa Miller as Count Walter and a 1980 Lohengrin as King Henry. Regards, Len Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85 By Daniel J. Wakin June 19, 2018 His soccer team had just lost a big game and had repaired to a bar...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Last night on a quiz program I learned that Koi could live up to 40 years. What legacy plans have you got in place for yours, Len?? :mrgreen: Belle they can live longer! "Koi have been reported to achieve ages of 100–200 years. One famous scarlet koi named "Hanako" was owned by several individuals,...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: IG Report Senate Hearing Yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 58

IG Report Senate Hearing Yesterday

Watched the entire hearing yesterday--great drama as Democrats and Republicans sparred with their questions to Wray and Horowitz! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CKTtAlktWY and many other web sites. IMO big losers-Comey, Strzok and Page and lying Trump-Rudi too to a lesser extent-who in the NY offi...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tosca PBS Tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Tosca PBS Tonight

maestrob wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:02 pm

Wow! I'll bet she did! Netrebko is a star, for sure! A great singer
Brian one of our favorites! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Whatever floats your boat, as they say in Australia. Or, in your case, grows your flowers!! Belle right now my boat--the USA--is sinking. :( And I'm sure doing a better job of weeding my garden then Trump is doing with his so-called weeding the swamp-just ask Ivanka, Jared and Pruitt! Regards, Len ...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Belle wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:20 pm
I thought that moniker more suitable to the preaching Barrack Obama.
Belle if only he could have run for a third term-the best we've had in 50 years. Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera About Brooklyn Hasidic Family Review
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Opera About Brooklyn Hasidic Family Review

Lance wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:58 am
Looks interesting to me. London is to far at the moment, however!
Lance definitely-btw ironically we are going to Lisbon and Madrid in Sept. Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tosca PBS Tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Tosca PBS Tonight

Yes, of course, but my ears know how to compensate for that effect. Remember, I brought my singers into the recording studio for years. In fact, smaller voices sound BETTER on microphone than in the house sometimes. Brian thanks-there are so many factors involved-later on in the Toscas Netrebko was...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera About Brooklyn Hasidic Family Review
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Opera About Brooklyn Hasidic Family Review

A friend sent me this-I won't be going to London to see it. Regards, Len :lol: The track record of the greatest opera composers is littered with failures as well as successes, so I hope Na’ama Zisser isn’t too disheartened by her operatic debut, a 90-minute noir-ish mystery set among a Hasidic famil...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

I have noticed PBS Thirteen has put on a new version of Buckley's Firing Line--watched 1 episode-while finding she was not on my side of the politics she sure was more civilized than our Trump and his hatchetman Rudi! Regards, Len https://www.wnet.org/blog/news/margaret-hoover-revives-firing-line-ju...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tosca PBS Tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Tosca PBS Tonight

maestrob wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:06 am
As it is, though, I'll continue to call 'em as I see 'em. 😉
Brian definitely--sometimes I find they sound better live at the Met than when you hear them on TV. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clarinetist's Dream Crushed
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Clarinetist's Dream Crushed

How awful. Regards, Len :( A Clarinetist’s Girlfriend Didn’t Want Him to Leave. So She Crushed His Dreams. By Sarah Mervosh June 15, 2018 He was a gifted Canadian clarinetist who had the chance to study under a renowned professor in Los Angeles — all expenses paid. But his girlfriend didn’t want him...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The making of Amadeus
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: The making of Amadeus

Belle wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:24 pm
The pain has been the same level as childbirth - excruciating....Meantime, I'm going crazy. Thanks again!! :D
Belle how awful-I once had a 2 week sciatica episode that was just terrible-hope it gets better for you soon. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tosca PBS Tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Tosca PBS Tonight

Sadly, the Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva and the Italian tenor Grigolo were uneven vocally, and not up to the vocal demands of their roles. Brian surprised at your reaction--we thought both of them were very good. We don't expect every tenor at the Met to match what Domingo achieved--same for a ...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The making of Amadeus
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: The making of Amadeus

Belle wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:04 pm
I've been turned into an invalid for the last 8 days with appalling back problems and 8 our of 10 pain levels.
Belle sorry to hear this-was there a specific cause like working in the garden-feel better soon-I know only too well what back problems feel like. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants

Now this letter in the NY Times from Borda. Regards, Len To the Editor: Re “Women of Philharmonic Push to Erase Dress From Dress Code” (front page, June 15): How embarrassing! The first American orchestra that allowed women to attend performances without a male escort currently bans pants onstage fo...
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tosca PBS Tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Tosca PBS Tonight

Brian no but we have enjoyed her at the Met. Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants

maestrob wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:01 am
More to the point, who DOESN'T wear jeans in Central Park? :mrgreen:

Brian me-never bring them when we come into nyc and we are in the park a lot. Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Accelerated Antarctic melt-off may spell serious trouble for parts of New York and Boston
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Accelerated Antarctic melt-off may spell serious trouble for parts of New York and Boston

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Looks like my 3-year-old granddaughter in Charlotte may one day be overlooking the Atlantic.
Our boondock Warren county property is suddenly looking a lot more valuable! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Accelerated Antarctic melt-off may spell serious trouble for parts of New York and Boston
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Accelerated Antarctic melt-off may doom parts of New York and Boston

John F wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Here in Brooklyn we're well above sea level -
John other parts of Brooklyn did not do as well-Red Hook, Sheepsead Bay, Coney Island-other areas in Brooklyn too. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tosca PBS Tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Tosca PBS Tonight

A very well done Tosca from the Met-a beautiful production! Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants

An exception at Central Park and Borda in jeans! Regards, Len :lol: The Philharmonic’s Women Can Wear Pants in the Park By Anthony Tommasini June 14, 2018 The New York Philharmonic, the only major American orchestra that doesn’t permit its female players to wear pants for formal evening performances...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorkers are complaining more about rats
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: New Yorkers are complaining more about rats

I refuse to read this-just had a nice dinner. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Happy Birthday
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Trump Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, DJT--hope your new SUIT fits you! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol: N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation By Danny Hakim June 14, 2018 The New York State attorney general’s office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit on Thursday taking aim at the Donald J. ...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants

I wasn't aware of this dress code requirement at the NY Philharmonic. Regards, Len Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants. I By Michael Cooper June 14, 2018 Women can wear pants at the Oscars, the Tony Awards and state dinners. They can wear pants while graduating from the Nava...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “An American Soldier.”
Replies: 0
Views: 166

“An American Soldier.”

A Soldier’s Racially Charged Suicide Becomes a Powerful Opera By Anthony Tommasini June 13, 2018 ST. LOUIS — “They can’t hear me,” the ghost of Pvt. Danny Chen sings desperately during the first scene of the new opera “An American Soldier.” “No one’s listening.” In real life, Private Chen, after mon...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A President with the guts to stand up to Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: A President with the guts to stand up to Canada

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Allow the ads. You'll only be at the site once. Or:
Thanks for the Or. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Cassettes

Question is, how many of us still use cassettes, and how often? In a car player, perhaps? Brian I have plenty of these and use them at home and in my older car-a Saturn 1995 that no longer has to be state inspected! Listened to a Beethoven 5th sym with B Walter while in the kitchen just tonight! Re...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A President with the guts to stand up to Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: A President with the guts to stand up to Canada

Couldn't seem to read this without agreeing to the following. Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Like An Opera A Musical To Have Surtitles
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Like An Opera A Musical To Have Surtitles

A YIDDISH “FIDDLER” June 12, 2018 at 5:15 am Joel Grey’s new production of “Fiddler On The Roof” takes us back to the Shtetl and is performed entirely in Yiddish. The Tony & Grammy Award-winner is here with a preview. Aired on June 11, 2018. A little of the transcript between moderator and Joel Grey...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 75
Views: 5616

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Also, while I enjoyed the get together at the Atlantic Grill, it was pretty loud because it was filled with customers and I had some difficulty with conversation because of this . At one of the previous dinners , we had a separate room where there was no difficulty with conversation . Bob yeah the ...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Lunch July 18th Wed 2PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: CMG Lunch July 18th WED 2PM

maestrob wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00 am
Len,

Sorry to burst your bubble :) but July 18th is a Wednesday!
Brian thanks so much-another mistake on my part-this is happening more and more-I tried editing the thread title where ever I could. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 2393

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

Belle getting back on track this from the NY Times today. Regards, Len :lol: Review: The New York Philharmonic Gets Audacious, With Ease By Seth Colter Walls June 10, 2018 In the end, the rare presence of officially sanctioned booze was not the oddest thing about the New York Philharmonic’s concert ...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: G-6 summiteers takeaway: 'The President acted and reacted in the childish way he could be expected to'
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: G-6 summiteers takeaway: 'The President acted and reacted in the childish way he could be expected to'

I watched the whole conference-it was just despicable-he's a disgrace-the blaming of Obama instead of Russia for the Ukraine shameful. Regards, Len :( :( :( :( :(
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Saratoga Chamber Players appearing this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Saratoga Chamber Players appearing this weekend

Well I hope it won't be too frantic with GPS, but as I'm sure you've already noticed not all those locations are exactly in the same neighborhood. ... I don't want to complicate matters by suggesting a "three is a crowd" situation, but maybe we can touch bases while you're up here. I'll send you a ...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

maestrob wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:10 am
Len, this is wonderful! 2PM works best for us, and we'll be happy to be there.
Brian wonderful news-it'll be so nice if Lance can make it! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Lunch July 18th Wed 2PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: CMG Lunch July 18th WED 2PM

Donald Isler wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:36 am
I'm planning to come.
Donald thanks-that's great to hear! Regards, Len