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by Chosen Barley
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 1168

Re: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover

Europe (Eastern) WAS a place of terror, for God's sake, Agnes! It's who prefers the Nazis and who prefers the Bolsheviks that this comes down to. If you put a gun to my head, I'd go with the former. Not happily, but at least I would stand a chance. My relatives in eastern Europe had NO chance. If yo...
by Chosen Barley
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: There is no such thing as alternative medicine..
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: There is no such thing as alternative medicine..

It's not the workability; it's the size.
by Chosen Barley
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An observation
Replies: 34
Views: 1824

Re: An observation

If one is not a musician or doesn't have a lot of talent as an amateur (hey, I'm not naming names) then he or she may enjoy inserting a little tidbit into the more learned discussions but that is as far as one can go. Never fear, the non-musicians here are picking up some of your erudition. Moi, I a...
by Chosen Barley
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ms. Corlyss
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Ms. Corlyss

Hey! We tried using internet explorer and Bob's yer uncle! Thanks. But what has become of past programmes? Can't Lance just ask them to rerun them or how does this work?
by Chosen Barley
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bayreuth Lohengrin Is Full Of Rats !
Replies: 10
Views: 667

Re: New Bayreuth Lohengrin Is Full Of Rats !

So what is this supposed to be in aid of: http://www.bayreuther-festspiele.de/fsdb_en/termine/2010/7/14947/index.html I mean the red corset. I know Brunhilde wore a corset but a bright red one? I own up to never having attended Die Walkure but I guess some of you have, so what colour is it usually?
by Chosen Barley
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 1168

Re: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover

I am in Canada and I can assure you, living strad, that thousands of men here cheerfully signed up to defend Great Britain, not because they were concerned about Nazism as a general ideology or Jews or homosexuals. No old soldier that I have ever spoken to (and I know a few, having worked in the mil...
by Chosen Barley
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ms. Corlyss
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Ms. Corlyss

First of all - are old programmes available, too? There's all kinds of great stuff I would like to hear.

Second - I clicked on your link and it tells me I have to upgrade Firefox or something like that. I will wait till the boys come home and show me what to do. :)

Muchos gracias, Sean.
by Chosen Barley
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ms. Corlyss
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Ms. Corlyss

You will not believe this (or maybe you will), how dumb I am, thick as a plank (as Princess Diana described herself), but I never knew how to find your show on our computer. Yes, we have nice little speakers ! So, show Dumbo how it's done! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Chosen Barley
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 1168

Re: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover

Do you see anything in your country that you just can't stand? Could you list at least some of them and tell me if you would want foreign troops on your soil dealing with them? I imagine plenty of slaves in the South were happy to have northern troops down there during the Civil War. And while I ca...
by Chosen Barley
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 1168

Re: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover

A people has to change its government by and for itself. :!: A respectable position to take, but the Third Reich and the Japanese empire didn't change their regimes by and for themselves. "We" (the Allies) didn't make war against the Third Reich to rescue the Germans; most Germans looked pretty hap...
by Chosen Barley
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Goldberg Variations Recording-On The Accordion !
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: New Goldberg Variations Recording-On The Accordion !

I have never heard the GVs played on the guitar, so I looked up Eotvos' version on youtube. Thanks for telling me about this.

My first instincts were right - it does sound odd to me on the guitar, that most beautiful of instruments. Maybe repeated listenings would get me used to it.
by Chosen Barley
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 1168

Re: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover

Ever heard of the golden rule? It applies to international matters, too. There may be countries who dislike our style of government, culture & way of life here in North America. But you may not appreciate the results, including collateral damage, when & if their governments send hundreds of thousand...
by Chosen Barley
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Goldberg Variations Recording-On The Accordion !
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: New Goldberg Variations Recording-On The Accordion !

Are there any transcriptions of the Goldberg for the synthesiser? I know Bach was a great transcriber but some things just don't work. Hopkinson Smith's transcriptions for lute of the violin sonatas & partitas may be a technical tour de force but they just don't seem right. On the other hand Bach's...
by Chosen Barley
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Goldberg Variations Recording-On The Accordion !
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: New Goldberg Variations Recording-On The Accordion !

Gosh! I find the sound of the accordion just beautiful, right up there with classical guitar. I really would like to hear the GB variations played on it, though it might sound odd at first listen.
by Chosen Barley
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "CD Baby" given away to charity.
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: "CD Baby" given away to charity.

Seán wrote:Within the space of a couple of years I bought nearly 200 Jazz CDs from CD Baby. They were a great company to deal with.
Yes, I found them good to do business with, also.
by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin comes face-to-face with bear and cubs (really)
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Sarah Palin comes face-to-face with bear and cubs (really)

I can see why she looked kind of stunned. That was a grizzly, for heaven's sake. With babies. OMG. I was in the vegetable garden one day a few years back, only a few yards from the house, and I looked up and what do I see? Yes, indeedy, a nice black bear. (We are surrounded by forest and tall grass....
by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "CD Baby" given away to charity.
Replies: 4
Views: 378

"CD Baby" given away to charity.

There was a small discussion on C.M.G. of this record selling company back in 2006 but it has been locked. I thought you might be interested to know what Mr. Derek Sivers has done with his company and his wealth, as follows:

http://sivers.org/trust
by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ms. Corlyss
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Ms. Corlyss

She is doing OK, but, is still is not allowed to use her Computer by her Doctors, every week or so she sneaks online and sends one of us a single sentence, typed with one finger, to let us know she is still alive, the swelling in her hands and arms has improved a lot, but, the Doctors still insist ...
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ms. Corlyss
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Ms. Corlyss

Well, it's that time of the month again...time to inquire into the whereabouts and welfare of Madame Drynkard. (Did I get her surname correct?) :?:
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1995053

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Threnody for Victims of Hiroshima. Funny how it just suddenly popped into my head to listen to this (not having heard it in years) and then it occurred to me that the anniversary day is just around the corner.
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Do you like beets?
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Re: Do you like beets?

They are nice pickled, and as borsch and kvass (lactic acid fermented). I'm growing Cylindra variety this year. But just plain boiled or baked beets? To each his own, but I don't think that's a traditional thing. More of a modern invention.
by Chosen Barley
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I found the money
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: I found the money

That is a very interesting chart indeed.

"Only" 572,000 millionaires in California? :shock: I guess that's a sign that Cali's fortunes are declining, because several years ago, there were one million millionaires living there.

Anybody here live in zip code 10022 in New York City?
by Chosen Barley
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Southern Avenger on Mel Gibson’s Greatest Sin
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: Southern Avenger on Mel Gibson’s Greatest Sin

There's more than just Cosby. There's Emanuel McLittle. And now that I have read several of his essays, I must say that he's pretty original among black people. Here is just one wee portion of one of his columns: For more than 135 years black Americans have been beholden to forces that provided lega...
by Chosen Barley
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can Money Buy Happiness ?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Can Money Buy Happiness ?

Can Money Buy Happiness ?

1. No, but it can rent it pretty good.

2. "I been rich and I been poor; believe me, rich is better".

I am not the originator of these wise sayings. Most of you have heard them before.
by Chosen Barley
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The women in Marc-André Hamelin's life ...
Replies: 13
Views: 3299

Re: The women in Marc-André Hamelin's life ...

[quote="Lance"] But I am curious as to why you say I am "a good-natured person." What makes you think that? You are so damn good natured you can't even figure out why. It is because you so deftly and evenly, cheerfully and agreeably, replied to some posters here who thought your topic was pointless....
by Chosen Barley
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The women in Marc-André Hamelin's life ...
Replies: 13
Views: 3299

Re: The women in Marc-André Hamelin's life ...

If I am permitted a personal comment, I must say that you are a good-natured person, Lance. I wish you were my next-door neighbour. I'd chop your firewood and give you stuff from our garden and you in return would of course lend me & my family a whole bunch of your records. You would, wouldn't you? ...
by Chosen Barley
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John A. Lejeune: how to pronounce his name
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: John A. Lejeune: how to pronounce his name

If you want to deliberately "mispronounce" your own name because you like it that way, or because it's easier for the majority of the population to say it that way, that should be all right in everyone's books. You own your own name. 90% of people who know me (people I met after childhood) say my na...
by Chosen Barley
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John A. Lejeune: how to pronounce his name
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: John A. Lejeune: how to pronounce his name

...Or how about those Welsh names with virtually NO vowels like "Ffryddgwlykk", which is very likely pronounced "Frank". :wink: Teresa Ask Mr. Chalkman about that one. Also, how about Polish names, like Przybilski, etc. Anyway, I love this topic. :D :D :D Piston, you sure woke me up. I would like t...
by Chosen Barley
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reduction to a few composers
Replies: 140
Views: 2767

Re: Reduction to a few composers

Here is some music by the much-discussed but maybe insufficiently listened-to Zelenka:

by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pince nez and spats
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Pince nez and spats

How old is Scrooge McDuck, who still wears top hats, pince nez and spats? And how old is Grandma Duck, who dresses in Edwardian fashions? Hey, D, are you by any blessed chance a fan of the Ducks? Who's your favourite artist? I like Don Rosa's work but sometimes it gets a bit too flossy. He's young ...
by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John A. Lejeune: how to pronounce his name
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: John A. Lejeune: how to pronounce his name

So the Marines who wish to correct today's pronounciation of Camp Lejeune (which is usually pronounced incorrectly too!) are actually wrong!!! As are fans of the famous German author Johann Wolfgang von Gerta. Hey, don't be snotty. :D I remember going to school with a girl (German, yet) who when we...
by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reduction to a few composers
Replies: 140
Views: 2767

Re: Reduction to a few composers

In fact it it is often the LESS popular works which might be thought to be of a higher standard because they don;t pander to 'the common taste' - discuss. I simply cannot wait for the discussion on this one. Well, Karl, maybe Zelenka's works are of a higher standard after all! :mrgreen: I had never...
by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reduction to a few composers
Replies: 140
Views: 2767

Re: Reduction to a few composers

But the Schumann symphonies are purtier.
by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pince nez and spats
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Pince nez and spats

How old is Scrooge McDuck, who still wears top hats, pince nez and spats? And how old is Grandma Duck, who dresses in Edwardian fashions? Hey, D, are you by any blessed chance a fan of the Ducks? Who's your favourite artist? I like Don Rosa's work but sometimes it gets a bit too flossy. He's young ...
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin a neocon puppet?
Replies: 22
Views: 1232

Re: Palin a neocon puppet?

CB, I am a dual United States/Canadian citizen, having inherited it through my father, who was born in Canada of American citizens. I lived in British Columbia from 1953 to 1964 (excluding four years as a U.S. Marine). My sister and my daughter both reside in Canada. During the period I lived there...
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin a neocon puppet?
Replies: 22
Views: 1232

Re: Palin a neocon puppet?

... the Canadians sometimes have problems with their French Canadian brothers; I'd like you to expand on this if you would. Did you mean that nonFrancophone Canadians are prejudiced against the Francophones (which is not really the correct term but it's popularly used to indicate ethnic French Cana...
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reduction to a few composers
Replies: 140
Views: 2767

Re: Reduction to a few composers

Don't leave Bortniansky out.
by Chosen Barley
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reduction to a few composers
Replies: 140
Views: 2767

Re: Reduction to a few composers

So my question to those of you who are musically well-educated is: Can a musical work by any well-known and purportedly great composer, containing all that complexity, counterpoint, drama, harmonic inflection, startling modulation, etc., still bore you to tears (no matter how many times you've list...
by Chosen Barley
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reduction to a few composers
Replies: 140
Views: 2767

Re: Reduction to a few composers

One of the major virtues in listening to the music of Vanhal, Rosetti, Gyrowetz, and so on, is that you begin to grasp just how fertile the imagination of Mozart and Haydn were. M and H took the same basic stylistic materials, but look how much farther they went with them! Look at how much more in ...
by Chosen Barley
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ralph!
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

w00t!
by Chosen Barley
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday BARRY!
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

...Bar Masa has a sushi bar with 13 seats and a lounge area that accommodates 26. Masa has 26 seats in the dining room, including two areas that can be closed off for private dining, plus 10 at the sushi bar. It offers multicourse tasting menus at lunch and dinner ranging in price from $300 to $500...
by Chosen Barley
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reduction to a few composers
Replies: 140
Views: 2767

Re: Reduction to a few composers

Bach indeed is the best, ratsrcute, but Rameau, D Scarlatti & Couperin are to me almost as appealing. Some of their works even more so. When you say "baroque" do you mean only high baroque or the earlier stuff, too, by the way? (Not that I even know the dividing line. :lol: )
by Chosen Barley
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thai police question Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev
Replies: 34
Views: 2553

Re: Thai police question Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev

It certainly affected Gary Gitter's career, and he was into girls, not boys...I actually knew him quite well back in the seventies... :wink: I see you have known some famous people. Did you ever meet the, er, delightful bad boy Bon Scott? I never even heard of him until I had teenage children! Sure...
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A wake up call to everyone...
Replies: 138
Views: 3459

Re: A wake up call to everyone...

I don't know much about the two opposing viewpoints on global warming, but, boy, I know that the BP Oil Spill is the biggie. This will have repercussions further away than "just" the Gulf. For one example, certain birds migrate to that area from the colder areas of this continent. Who knows how they...
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thai police question Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev
Replies: 34
Views: 2553

Re: Thai police question Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev

While not criticizing anyone here, I do agree with what Reblem had to say. I don't know about the USA, but here in Canada there have been more than a handful of people who were presumed guilty even before their trial by the general public (because they were "loser" types) and later declared guilty i...
by Chosen Barley
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thai police question Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev
Replies: 34
Views: 2553

Re: Thai police question Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev

It certainly affected Gary Gitter's career, and he was into girls, not boys...I actually knew him quite well back in the seventies... :wink: I see you have known some famous people. Did you ever meet the, er, delightful bad boy Bon Scott? I never even heard of him until I had teenage children! They...
by Chosen Barley
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday BARRY!
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Happy Birthday & many many more! :D
by Chosen Barley
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Coca-Cola Kvas sold in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Coca-Cola Kvas sold in NYC

Kvas isn't supposed to be alcoholic as far as I know. Not the way I make it anyway. You just take some beets, cut them up, place into a crock (preferably), add previously boiled and cooled water, and stick it in the corner of a warm room for a few days. It ferments, but not into alcohol; I guess Coc...
by Chosen Barley
Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jacques aka Piston
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jacques aka Piston

I enjoyed reading your little nature report, Piston, and hope to see more.
by Chosen Barley
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ms. Corlyss
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Ms. Corlyss

Thanks for info. Now, how about going to bed early? They say that it's not the number of hours, but the actual time of going to bed & fallling asleep that matters (for good health). Really. In the olden days, the hours between 10 PM & 12:00 were considered "beauty sleep" time.