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by lennygoran
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 22
Views: 246

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: 6

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: 22
Views: 246

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: 16

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: 101

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: 22
Views: 246

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: 22
Views: 246

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: 42

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: 101

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: 42

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: 22
Views: 246

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: 101

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: 55

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: 214

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: 101

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: 214

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: 129

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: 101

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: 129

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: 124

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: 124

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: 101

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: 129

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: 58

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: 59

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: 129

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: 75

“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: 96

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: 196

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: 96

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: 77

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: 3974

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: 205

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: 1540

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: 163

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: 204

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: 225

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: 205

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
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

So Lance has signed on to join us? Great! John based on what he's said in the other thread I put him in the definites and I hope I'm right-I am not absolutely certain though-hope we hear more from him. Here's what he said: "Well, Lance would really like to make this meet-up. Finding dates for every...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Saratoga Chamber Players appearing this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Saratoga Chamber Players appearing this weekend

Also, by posting this I am committing myself to attending the Sunday performance instead of just coming home from church and calling it a day. (Glens Falls is a 40-minute drive and I substitute teach there all the time.) You picked the right day-the 2 weekends later the Goran's will be up there fra...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dinnerstein's Mozart K.467 cadenzas
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Dinnerstein's Mozart K.467 cadenzas

John F wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:32 pm
Dinnerstein and her family live in Brooklyn, so maybe I could drop in and ask her. 😉
Especially since its Park Slope, your kind of area! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Lunch July 18th Wed 2PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205

CMG Lunch July 18th Wed 2PM

CMG Lunch July 18th Wed 2PM


http://www.pomodororossonyc.com/

Let me know what changes are needed. Regards, Len

Definites

John B

John F

Henry M

Brian and Theresa

Len and Sue G

Garrett

Larry Rinkel





Possibles


Donald I
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 5
Views: 225

CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11.


Please make corrections as needed,


Another one at Pomodoro. 1:30 or 2PM-anyone have a preference on the time? Regards, Len

Definites:

John F

John B

Len and Sue

Lance and Steve

Brian and Theresa


Possibles:

Larry Rinkel

Garrett

Don I
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 75
Views: 3974

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Isn't it Larry Rinkel with an R (and an i)? Hope he comes. John, thanks, yes it is-he's on the right! Before things get more complicated with 2 lunches I'm going to put up two threads, one for each date. Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/Harris%20Cliftwood%20Lance%20and%20La...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 75
Views: 3974

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Well then go ahead and do it, assuming you are not incurring any financial obligation and that they have a reasonable cancellation policy. Thanks, don't worry-no financial obligation is needed and they're flexible on cancelling and/or changes-now we could use a list of definites and possibles. Off ...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:01 am
You're welcome.

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I passed it on to Sue and she thanks you too! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 75
Views: 3974

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

I called pomodoro and they said that between about 1:30 and 4:30 that private second level space shouldn't be a problem if the reservation was made in advance even on a Sat. Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror

Thanks for posting this article-I had never read it but it apparently launched his second career! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Read it and weep.
And so close to when Kate Spade did the same thing. :( Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 75
Views: 3974

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Then if you feel positive about a Saturday meet-up, I also think we should take a poll to see how many people would be available on Aug. 11 for a second meet-up for those who cannot attend on Wednesday. How about it, folks? Brian I'll look into this and be back to people-in the meantime if they are...