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by lennygoran
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Less Ride of the Valkyries and more the march of the tablets
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: Less Ride of the Valkyries and more the march of the tablets

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:47 pm
To quote our friend John Francis, say what? I don't think I've read anything more ridiculous in my fourteen years here.
I'll be interested in what he says-I have a tablet and a smartphone that I bring with me when we travel into NYC! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Less Ride of the Valkyries and more the march of the tablets
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Less Ride of the Valkyries and more the march of the tablets

A friend from London sent me this-light from smartphones and tablets can be imho very disruptive to other audience members when it comes to operas that are seen in a dark space-can't talk about what the effect would be for concerts, etc. Regards, Len It is less Ride of the Valkyries and more the mar...
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:36 am
Do get back in touch with me the next time you hear Jonas Kaufmann sing Voi che sapete. :lol:
Well would you settle for this guy? Regards, Len :lol:

by lennygoran
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is ‘The Bassarids’ an Operatic Masterpiece, or ‘Strauss Turned Sour’?
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Is ‘The Bassarids’ an Operatic Masterpiece, or ‘Strauss Turned Sour’?

Is ‘The Bassarids’ an Operatic Masterpiece, or ‘Strauss Turned Sour’? By Seth Colter Walls Aug. 17, 2018 It’s a strange, seductive story. A young man becomes king. The king becomes a bit overconfident, deciding to test his power against a charismatic stranger’s worshipers. This stranger — it turns o...
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Only someone as great as Aretha Franklin could get away with this. It is, of course, completely inappropriate for a female singer.

You never heard of a trouser role! Regards, Len [on the run] :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

I found 3 Nessun Dormas sung by Aretha Franklin on YouTube. IMHO, this is by far the best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvJpxkinkPg Thanks. I didn't know she Studied at Juilliard. "It’s obvious that the woman is talented, but did you know she studied at Juilliard? She studied classical piano whi...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Aretha Nessun Dorma

Gotta admit I didn't know this. Aretha Franklin death: When singer stepped in to perform Nessun Dorma at last minute after Pavarotti got ill in Philadelphia. Gotta admit I didn't know this. Regards, Len [dinosaur] Aretha Franklin death: When singer stepped in to perform Nessun Dorma at last minute a...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Relevance in the arts
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Relevance in the arts

Increasingly the Met has been doing likewise, as Lenny Goran's objections show - and while I don't believe it's cause and effect, on average the house is only 2/3 full. John still based on what Europe is doing at least I'm doing better than what I've read is going on in Europe-thank goodness Gelb c...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You Tube Glyndebourne Hitchcock Style Vanessa
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: You Tube Glyndebourne Hitchcock Style Vanessa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYczGSqm89A We saw it on our big TV via Youtube and and with our roku I can't thank Glyndebourne enough for letting youtube show this-after a morning of tough gardening in the heat we watched this in the comfort of our home this afternoon--a very good production--won...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Go Omarosa Go
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Go Omarosa Go

It just occurred to me that only two people are even playing the same game as Donald Trump--Omarosa Manigault Newman and Michael Avenatti. Those three are playing chess. Everyone else is playing checkers. Giuliani and Trump are playing war-an Enemy's List today and a ton of bricks will be unloaded ...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You Tube Glyndebourne Hitchcock Style Vanessa
Replies: 1
Views: 35

You Tube Glyndebourne Hitchcock Style Vanessa

A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists. Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But wh...
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

Belle wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:22 pm
I'd be tempted to avoid restaurants on some kind of boycott. The staff are effectively subsidizing the business and the customer.
Belle I advise against that-there are so many restaurants in nyc with so much variety you could find many that would meet your specifications! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

maestrob wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:12 am
Actually, the better restaurants give you an idea of how much to tip printed right on your check/bill, so you can round off from there.
Brian I like when they do that-for the restaurants we've been using it happens only ocassionally but I see the trend for doing it rising. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 152

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

Try "The Rite of Spring" - maybe that will drive them away. But your plants may not like it either; dissonance isn't good for them, I hear. Thanks, I'll give it a try soon-might it work for rabbits-they've been a problem this year-have never seen more of them running all over. Where's the fox when ...
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Go Omarosa Go
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Go Omarosa Go

I hope she has more tapes and also hope Cohen's tape produce more damage. Additionally this current tape business reminded me of Comey! Regards, Len Comey: ‘Lordy, I hope there are tapes’ “That's why I very carefully chose the words. I’ve seen the tweet about tapes," he said, referring to a tweet i...
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 152

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

Q.E.D.Which means "quod est demonstrandum," meaning roughly "I have made my point." 😉 Ibid. I'm getting quite an education here-yeah I had to look up ibid too: "Ibid. - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibid. Ibid. is an abbrevation for the Latin word ibīdem, meaning "in the same place", commo...
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 152

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

Actually, music does have charms to soothe at least one wild if not exactly savage beast. In the TV series "unlikely animal friends," a raccoon is shown in what looks like deep contentment with earbud headphones in its ears, and the narration says it's listening to classical music. We've had raccoo...
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2018

Fri 10 PM Aug 17th Thirteen PBS

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by lennygoran
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cable TV, basically Spectrum/DIRECTV
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Cable TV, basically Spectrum/DIRECTV

Lance wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Any of our CMG members having trouble with TV/Cable/Phone connections/pricing. If so, what are you doing about it?
Lance I use Comcast here in NJ and am relatively happy with it. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

Belle wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:57 pm

We always use the excellent American Express card for everything as we don't like carrying very much cash - so tipping then becomes a bit more problematic.
Belle just add the tip to the rest of the bill when it comes to restaurants-if you need cash there are always ATM cards. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

We were in South Korea recently where tipping is almost universally forbidden and almost considered an affront if you offer. We flew Korean Airlines in the late 1970's or early 1980's as tourists-a trip that included Japan, Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong-got a great price in those days through Sue's...
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Go Omarosa Go
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Go Omarosa Go

RebLem wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:34 am
They deserve each other. Most of us don't deserve them.
I hope she has more tapes and also hope Cohen's tape produce more damage. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

Thanks so much, John; very thoughtful. It is a question of who, how much and how often. Thanks for the link. It's hard to 'budget' with these things in mind!! Belle I agree it's important to keep budget in mind but please don't let tipping keep you from coming here-it would be the least of your pro...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Go Omarosa Go
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Go Omarosa Go

As Trump Jr would say-I love it-of course she never even belonged in the White House but please Omarosa since you were there release more tapes if you have them! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol: Omarosa Manigault Newman Taped Her Firing by John Kelly By Maggie Haberman Aug. 12, 2018 Omarosa Manigault ...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bavarian State Opera With Refugees Uses Rossini's Mose in Egitto
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Bavarian State Opera With Refugees Uses Rossini's Mose in Egitto

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Once, a student on another team got Semiramide out of some Rossini clue, an incomprehensible thing for a high school student. I made a point of taking him aside and congratulating him.
That's all-you didn't take him to lunch! Regards, Len [fleeing] :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tony T From Salzburg
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Tony T From Salzburg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/Salzburg2_zpsgyuhdau2.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/Salzburg1_zpsrkrpsdf4.jpg At Salzburg Festival, Two Bold Directors Claim Their Stages By Anthony Tommasini Aug. 12, 2018 SALZBURG, Austria — The American director Lydia Steier was 9 y...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bavarian State Opera With Refugees Uses Rossini's Mose in Egitto
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Bavarian State Opera With Refugees Uses Rossini's Mose in Egitto

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/bavarian%201_zpsdx8wwus3.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/bavarian%203_zpsz5k9gzfr.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/bavarian%202_zpsp5cqc8jr.jpg If you can reach the website there are some videos. Regards, Len A German Ope...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Must Check On What Met Has
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Must Check On What Met Has

On our trip in this time we saw 2 plays-Beautiful and Waitress-I was delighted to find both theaters had devices which let me use the telecoil on my hearing aids-each device was different but got the job done! What's nice is Vivian Beamont theater at lincoln center where you don't even need a device...
by lennygoran
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

I wish I'd been there!! Our oldest friend/s here (husband) is an American expat (Duluth, Minnesota) and we talked today about the USA for much of the afternoon. He has lived in Australia since 1973 and his American accent remains as strong as ever. He's the dearest man in the world and a wonderful ...
by lennygoran
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

John missed you-the conversation flowed. Len
by lennygoran
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anton Rubinstein - a forgotten composer?
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Anton Rubinstein - a forgotten composer?

Very interesting-thanks-as an aside we'll be seen queen of sheba here in nyc oct 31st. Len
by lennygoran
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Absolute Pitch
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Absolute Pitch

Yesterday we got half price tickets at the booth near lincoln center for Beautiful The Carol King Musical-I didn't know that much about her-reading wiki afterwards they talk about her pitch-I'm not even sure I understand that fully-anyway have there been any opera singers who had perfect pitch at an...
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When will 'Our Mr. Sun' CME Earth again?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: When will 'Our Mr. Sun' CME Earth again?

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:29 am
A pity that it can't be harnessed to destroy only Republicans.
Is this why Trump and Pence have proposed the Space Force! Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Manafort Judge Apologizes
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Manafort Judge Apologizes

Sure hope the way he treated the prosecution doesn't hurt their case-just what Mueller needed, a judge like this Ellis! Regards, Len :x U.S. judge apologizes to prosecutors in former Trump aide Manafort's trial Karen Freifeld, Sarah N. Lynch, Nathan Layne ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - The federal judg...
by lennygoran
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

Belle wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Anna was singing Lady Macbeth and I was struck by the rowdy enthusiasm of the audience!!
Belle yeah-she's great! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

Belle wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:37 pm
*which is only what 'mad dogs and Englishmen' do!!! :D
Belle exactly what Sue and I do in our own garden! Regards, Len :lol:

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by lennygoran
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rosenstein and Trump?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Rosenstein and Trump?

But then there's spooky tape c/o Nunes and his people. Regards, Len :( https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/08/09/devin-nunes-in-secretly-recorded-tape-tells-donors-gop-majority-is-necessary-to-protect-trump-were-the-only-ones/?utm_term=.3d9b2de34c93 The Washington Post Democracy ...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Voices PBS Great Performances
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Chicago Voices PBS Great Performances

Fri Aug 10th 10PM repeats Monday 4:30 AM What are the chances there'll be any opera sung? Regards, Len :lol: http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/chicago%20great%20performances_zpsinifdafm.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/chicago2_zpsmdpq5vy3.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/a...
by lennygoran
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rosenstein and Trump?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Rosenstein and Trump?

I was surprised to read this from AOL news--am I dreaming? Regards, Len President Donald Trump's disposition toward Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appears to have shifted drastically as of late. The president now claims they have a "great relationship." Trump and Rosenstein reportedly speak ...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:12 pm
The few extra dollars I have to spend on a cab are of no consequence.
John don't get me wrong-your plan makes a lot of sense! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Only the Best People airs Episode 2: Chris Collins (R. NY and DJT cheerleader) indicted for Aussie pharma stock cheating
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Only the Best People airs Episode 2: Chris Collins (R. NY and DJT cheerleader) indicted for Aussie pharma stock chea

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:52 pm
Tell me what they put in NY State's water to spawn all these 'witchhunts' —?
NYC was always considered to have great public water-don't know if that's still true. Collins is giving a press conference at 6:30. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

I'm not even going to worry about public transport, it has been so long since I have been in Grand Central. I know that our fearless Len never takes a taxi, but if I'm going to be there at all, it seems the prudent alternative. We love Grand Central-just walking down the main aisle of that great fo...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Only the Best People airs Episode 2: Chris Collins (R. NY and DJT cheerleader) indicted for Aussie pharma stock cheating
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Only the Best People airs Episode 2: Chris Collins (R. NY and DJT cheerleader) indicted for Aussie pharma stock chea

Drain the Swamp! Watched the southern district lay out its case-imo beautiful presentation-hope Michael Cohen saw this! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jonas Kaufman at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Jonas Kaufman at Carnegie Hall

John F wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:31 am
I'll bet that Kaufmann has recently done an operetta CD, and his current tour is aimed at promoting it. (No, I haven't looked it up.)
I googled!

https://www.amazon.com/You-Mean-World-J ... B00KXUW5KA

Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

maestrob wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:15 am
Lance, you & Steve will be missed greatly!
Brian exactly how Sue and I feel-we hope they'll be another chance when Lance is ready for a NYC experience-meantime looking forward this Saturday. Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jonas Kaufman at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Jonas Kaufman at Carnegie Hall

I see he'll be at Carnegie Oct 5th-don't know if I'd enjoy this program? Regards, Len



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by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In a Wagnerian Whirlwind, One Conductor Breaks Through
Replies: 2
Views: 126

In a Wagnerian Whirlwind, One Conductor Breaks Through

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/petrenko_zpsct6bgwpd.jpg In a Wagnerian Whirlwind, One Conductor Breaks Through Twelve days. Nine sprawling performances. Two cities. One Kirill Petrenko, whose conducting is “molten, combustible, an eruption of color.” By David Allen Aug. 7, 2018 BAYREU...
by lennygoran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An ‘Opera for Objects’ Makes Music Out of Fear
Replies: 0
Views: 97

An ‘Opera for Objects’ Makes Music Out of Fear

This is a kind of opera I don't think I've heard of before. Regards, Len Please note that comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended as the audience will be standing or seated on boxes without backs during the performance. Audience members will be required to check their belongings, including ba...
by lennygoran
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brexit Opera Connection
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Brexit Opera Connection

Hadn't thought about this connection-the Masked Ball photo caught my attention. Regards, Len :) http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/brexit%20opera_zpsl9gnwewe.jpg As Brexit Looms, Musicians Brace for the Worst By Andrew Dickson Aug. 3, 2018 LONDON — The composer Howard Goodall was passing t...
by lennygoran
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 837

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

Seems to me we shouldn't assume anybody will be coming who hasn't said so, i.e. hasn't confirmed. Restaurants don't like it when you reserve their space and don't fill it. :) But if any of the possibles has said yes to August 11, that should be enough.I'll email you Lance's address when I get home ...