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by lennygoran
Wed May 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 6
Views: 30

Re: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

Of course there are taxis and car services, but the ride to Lincoln Center costs $20+ each way, which I can only manage occasionally, Yeah that $20 is a lot-you mentioned the A or C-what subway stop do you get on at-is it Jay St Metro Tech? I think you once told me you have to start with a bus but ...
by lennygoran
Wed May 23, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Video Clip From Bard
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Video Clip From Bard

Enjoyed this video sent by email from Bard college-we'll be seeing The Demon this summer. Regards, Len

http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/eve ... audiovideo
by lennygoran
Wed May 23, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 6
Views: 30

Re: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

That's the thing. If upgrading the A and C lines involves shutting them down, other than late nights and weekends, then I'll be marooned in Brooklyn until it's done; goodbye Lincoln Center and Library for the Performing Arts. I can live with the current system, unsatisfactory as it is, but I can't ...
by lennygoran
Tue May 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 6
Views: 30

Re: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

Of New York’s 22 subway lines, only the L train has the advanced signal system. . That L line-it's a line we never ride but the disruption from improving it will last some time-quite controversial from what I've heard-a lot of short term headaches for parts of Brooklyn and Queens when it closes dow...
by lennygoran
Tue May 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Belle wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:43 pm
This is also a perfect 'antidote to chaos' and musical artistry of the very highest level; George Shearing.
Belle thanks-I may need stuff like this if the Freedom Caucus gets its way and we get a second special prosecutor. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue May 22, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

Poetry. It takes dominion everywhere. Its jar is gray and bear. It does not give of bird or hare, Like nothing else in Delaware. Definitely doesn't take dominion over Delaware-come on, the Wilmington Opera house, Winterthur Garden! Regards, Len Okay so I just learned what vogon poetry is! :lol: htt...
by lennygoran
Tue May 22, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

Guys do be careful-I just read this:

Surgeons General Warning: the following blog entry contains lethal amounts of Vogon poetry. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. Lethal amounts of Vogon poetry have been known to cause death in laboratory mice.

Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Mon May 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Belle thanks! Len
by lennygoran
Mon May 21, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist at Windsor Harry Meghan Wedding
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: Cellist at Windsor Harry Meghan Wedding

I didn't hear the performance, but I can speak to the program. John thanks for the info-gotta admit we enjoyed that cellist part of the ceremony-the whole program was very different from what we expected. I wonder if others who saw can give an opinion on how the cellist performed-he sounded good to...
by lennygoran
Mon May 21, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

I'm sure Trump reads CMG every day!! I'm sure gardening would be a far less stressful pursuit overall! :D Belle the stresses of gardening are out there everyday but the results are worth it-especially with our azaleas, rhodos and peonies having such a great year--otoh the stresses of having Trump a...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

For people who hate Trump you guys certainly demonstrate a fixation - talking about him morning, noon and night. I'm the opposite; when I hate somebody (almost never) I never want to mention that person's name. We deal with him in really important ways on a daily basis. I hardly ever deal with Pete...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Son Trump met with 2 foreign nationals offering to help dad win
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Son Trump met with 2 foreign nationals offering to help dad win

That news may have prompted Trump's wild tweeting today-the last one brings things to a new level-I see it as more obstruction of justice-hope it doesn't cause Rosenstein to resign or recluse himself. Regards, Len :( Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomor...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Lennygoran[/b] introduced DJT into the discussion as a point of comparison or contrast to Peterson. I see nothing boring about it. Thanks PC is where I was coming from on the comparison with Trump-the C-16 debate kept coming up as I googled--Trump is not a big fan of much PC-maybe that applies to P...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

You must be missing a lot. Could very well be but the clips I see provide me with enough ammo to see just how bad that Propaganda channel really is. The long segment where they had to find a way to stop the rambling Trump was quite incredible! Regards, Len :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lu_...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Hey, I watch FOX a lot. I feel like I'm doing recon behind enemy lines. I've gotten to watch a lot of Fox clips because other stations I do watch are constantly playing the controversial ones--especially now that we have Rudy constantly blabbing! I just loved when that guy Henry went into Pruitt! R...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Our Elmer Gantrys fill a cultural void. ... Peterson is far from that. He is a conservative (maybe a libertarian?) and part of me really likes that breed. At any rate they are harmless. On Elmer Gantry-can he turn into a Joseph McCarthy-that's dangerous. Is it good for a Gantry to fill a cultural v...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

I think leftist and rightist alike might agree the only thing POTUS and Peterson have in common is the number of letters in their first names. Peterson seems rather harmless to me, not one to get my shorts in a twist about, but then again who am I to judge? In my salad days, I voted for Barry Goldw...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

jserraglio wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 4:46 am
Whichever way, no disrespect need be inferred from the choice of Mr..
I agree-I read as much of the article as I could stand-his views repulse me-I have enough listening to Trump for large periods of the day on CNN- Regards, Len :( :( :(
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Trump's crew are dismantling the government
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: How Trump's crew are dismantling the government

I see grounds for impeachment with this latest attempt to go after Jeff Bezos using the post office--reminds me of Nixon's enemy list! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist at Windsor Harry Meghan Wedding
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Cellist at Windsor Harry Meghan Wedding

Sue and I were watching this very different kind of wedding ceremony--I'm no musical cello expert-how did he do? Regards, Len :D Sheku Kanneh-Mason, royal wedding cellist, gives breathtaking performance. Sheku Kanneh-Mason was personally asked by Meghan to perform at the royal wedding. In 2016 he be...
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Genetic geneaologists team up with homocide detectives
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Genetic geneaologists team up with homocide detectives

The Atlantic – The same DNA analysis used to find the alleged Golden State Killer has led to the arrest of a second murderer. It’ll likely lead to more.... they generate more data than is stored in the FBI’s CODIS database. I watch a lot of shows from the Investigation Discovery channel and they of...
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse

I am very happy living in a city but also need something of an escape from it regularly: a 5-minute walk from my front door facing a busy interstate 8 minutes from downtown takes me into a magnificent 20,000-acre nature preserve. I am even happier there, but part of that happiness involves my knowi...
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 517

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Is the place pricey, good selection, good service? Might we have our own room or a place where we can all congregate? Lance in another message in this thread I mentioned we had a CMG forum dinner there-around 6 to 8 were there-it was pricey, service was slow, food okay but not great. I don't know i...
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Fires Levine
Replies: 43
Views: 3748

Re: Met Fires Levine Met Sues

Met Opera Accuses James Levine of Decades of Sexual Misconduct By Michael Cooper May 18, 2018 Two months ago, the conductor James Levine, having been fired by the Metropolitan Opera for sexual misconduct, sued the company for breach of contract and defamation. Now the Met is suing him back, arguing ...
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse

A miserable city dweller who moves to the country might simply become a miserable country dweller, in other words. [/quote] This doesn't quite explain it for me--I've always enjoyed the city and still still do-otoh I'm totally committed to our garden-still I'm getting old and decrepit. Regards, Len...
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rossini's "Semiramide" (Complete opera)
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Rossini's "Semiramide" (Complete opera)

to me one of his greatest operas in the best of the bel canto traditions. The opera has not seen very many complete recordings, with or without cuts. Lance after having never seen it we've now seen it twice in a two year period-Wilmington Delaware Opera and the Met-loved it both times! Regards, Len...
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Planning my musical summer
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Planning my musical summer

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 pm
For reasons I won't go into, I'm not going to Bard for Rubinstein's Demon which may be the opera that is making Len and Sue (Goran) unavailable for the meet-up on the 26th.
John you're right-Bard has been good to us-I gotta give the Demon a shot--I already have our tickets! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:21 pm
The same would likely be found in the US,
I'm out in the country-spent most of the day doing chores outside in the garden-I'm not sure I'm happier. Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 332

Re: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

maestrob wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:13 am

.....and so is the NY Times classical music forum, where I first met cliftwood and arepo, as well as diegobueno and another friend who's too intimidated to post here: still a lurker after all these years!
Brian didn't even know the NY Times had such a forum. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink

Lake Erie still has outstanding walleye I've never seen this fish on a menu so I googled and found this: People also ask Is the walleye fish good to eat? Walleye Fishing Is Awesome, But Walleye Eating Is Better. There are many types of fish out there, and most are edible if cooked right. ... There ...
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A psychiatrist's point of view - contemporary music
Replies: 19
Views: 237

Re: A psychiatrist's point of view - contemporary music

Lance wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:21 pm
"Audiences are less comfortable with contemporary music, compared to baroque or romantic, because modern music is not often pleasing to the ear initially and the tonalities and music language are difficult."
Lance she's got me pegged to a tee! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu May 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 332

Re: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

Brian the CompuServe forum now gone-it was great. Len
by lennygoran
Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 332

Re: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

These do not include the successor in O'Neals' space, a branch of the Atlantic Grill, which is mainly though not exclusively about fish and seafood and costs rather more. John I remember a CMG forum dinner at Atlantic Grill-June 10, 2015. The evening after that I believe is when you gave your lectu...
by lennygoran
Thu May 17, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line
Replies: 0
Views: 53

A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line

I sure hope the opera won't be effected by the noise coming from the trains at Hudson Yards. Regards, Len :lol: A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line By Joshua Barone May 16, 2018 David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects...
by lennygoran
Wed May 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 332

Re: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

John F wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm
But we had at least one dinner there with Thomas Moser, and he too had stories to tell.
That's right-a great evening-he also was with us one time for an Indian meal at Sapphire! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Wed May 16, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 517

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Len, OHS is Organ Historical Society.
John what days and for how long do you plan on being in NYC-I can say this-July 26th is no good for us for either lunch or dinner. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue May 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 517

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Let's begin, if we may, by deciding that it will take place in July (when the big ticket places are off for the summer and Mostly Mozart is going on as well as the piano festival) and take it from there. And it cannot include July 29 if you care for me to be there because that is when OHS starts. J...
by lennygoran
Tue May 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 332

Re: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

maestrob wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:01 am
One late evening at what was then O'Niel's restaurant, Nilsson settled in with a table full of her MET colleagues after a performance of (IIRC) Turandot.
Brian great story-we had so many CS forum dinners at O'Neals in the past before it closed--never one with Nilsson though! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue May 15, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 332

Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

For Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize By Michael Cooper May 15, 2018 Birgit Nilsson, the era-defining Swedish dramatic soprano, would have turned 100 on May 17, and her centennial is being celebrated on a suitably Wagnerian scale. There is a new 12-pound coffee-table book r...
by lennygoran
Tue May 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horror Opera Mazzoli
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Horror Opera Mazzoli

We saw her Breaking the Waves and I enjoyed it-have never been to the Miller Theater. Regards, Len A New ‘Horror Opera’ Opens Miller Theater’s Next Season By Michael Cooper May 14, 2018 With her dark, disturbing “Breaking the Waves,” Missy Mazzoli established herself as an opera composer to watch. N...
by lennygoran
Tue May 15, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 517

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

I'm a little confused. This month is May. However, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (IKIF) is in July . It was my suggestion that our meet-up take place in conjuction with one of the IKIF events, but I'm open to other suggestions. Oops I think it was me who was confused-now I see t...
by lennygoran
Mon May 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 517

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

John B-a great idea-we'll be in nyc Wed May 30 and Thurs May 31-can only do lunch May 31 because we have an opera that evening--May 30the could be lunch or dinner! Looking forward to it. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun May 13, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conductors are "bullies" now!!
Replies: 26
Views: 499

Re: Conductors are "bullies" now!!

Fascinating article. But I don't believe conductors can behave as Toscanini or Szell did any more. By and large relations between musicians and conductor have become more collaborative, though some still wield strong authority (I've heard Thielemann is one). I don't mind authority, but abuse is a d...
by lennygoran
Sat May 12, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera and Ballet Mad Scenes Compared
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Opera and Ballet Mad Scenes Compared

I started this article with some scepticism, especially as the only thing I know about ballet is the music it is performed to. Although, of course, I admire the grace and beauty and agility of its performers, it is merely as an ignorant onlooker. But I found the article really fascinating. Thanks f...
by lennygoran
Fri May 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: El Sistema in Baltimore?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: El Sistema in Baltimore?

maestrob wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 10:57 am
I'm posting this link here because you MUST see the pictures that accompany the article:So encouraging!
Brian we have spent time in Baltimore over the years-let the progress continue! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri May 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Deborah Borda New York Philharmonic Interview
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Deborah Borda New York Philharmonic Interview

I enjoyed this week's NYC Arts from Thirteen PBS

"A conversation with Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic, as she takes the helm of this world-renowned orchestra." Regards, Len



http://www.pbs.org/video/nyc-arts-full- ... 18-2trj09/
by lennygoran
Fri May 11, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera and Ballet Mad Scenes Compared
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Opera and Ballet Mad Scenes Compared

They’ve Come Undone: Giselle, Lucia and Romantic Madness By Alastair Macaulay May 10, 2018 When the mind loses its moorings, it unsettles others. Even while the deranged person is cast adrift from aspects of reality, he or she can see things others don’t; and is often obsessed by those alternative r...
by lennygoran
Thu May 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: American Classical Music Orch Metrofocus
Replies: 0
Views: 109

American Classical Music Orch Metrofocus

I was catching up on older metrofocus PBS shows I had dvred while on our Wilmington Delaware trip and this segment came up--I hadn't heard of them before. Regards, Len


http://www.pbs.org/video/american-class ... ra-hpo6gu/
by lennygoran
Thu May 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's ROH MacBeth
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Tonight's ROH MacBeth

maestrob wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 11:40 am
Congratulations on a rare find, Len!
Brian thanks-we'd love to see more operas done HD style from Europe but Gelb doesn't allow theaters offering the Met HD operas to show these. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu May 10, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Intellectual Dark Web
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: The Intellectual Dark Web

Belle thanks-maybe I'll get a chance to watch some of their clips but right now it's out to the garden-the weeds are growing! Regards, Len :(