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by FrankAderholdt
Tue May 02, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: 10 Days that Changed America
Replies: 16
Views: 8576

Corlyss, I still have the Massacre at Mystic episode on DVD and hope to view it again carefully when I have time. You are corrrect in that the comments on the Indians' worldview were not extensive. Sometimes a short or passing comment in context can speak volumes, however. Either I was correct in pa...
by FrankAderholdt
Mon May 01, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: 10 Days that Changed America
Replies: 16
Views: 8576

A much more balanced viewpoint is offered in the PBS series The War that Made America , a four-hour presentation on the French and Indian War of the 1750's and '60's. Granted, the Puritans are not under discussion, but the Indians certainly are. In this series we're not treated to a pile of foolishn...
by FrankAderholdt
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Mundane Lives of Great Composers
Replies: 8
Views: 6750

For Beethoven, every day was a Bad Hair Day. I wonder how that affected his music.

Could there be a Ph.D. dissertation here?
by FrankAderholdt
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Any glaring omissions in your library?
Replies: 42
Views: 18104

The complete recorded operas of Massenet -- but I think I'll get over it.
by FrankAderholdt
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: 10 Days that Changed America
Replies: 16
Views: 8576

BWV 1080 wrote: I thought you Southern Presbyterian types didn't care for Northern Congregationalist Puritans anyway, what with their unbiblical church government and the fact that they all later turned into Unitarian abolitionists :)
Yikes, you caught me! :oops:
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Felix Mendelssohn - Why doesn't he move me? - How about you?
Replies: 66
Views: 29876

I'm surprised this thread is still alive. Again, I appreciate all the great comments since my first post. I have reconsidered Mendelssohn and found that the problem was with me, not the composer. I was trying to make Mendelssohn into something he's not. As I've always preached about other composers,...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: 10 Days that Changed America
Replies: 16
Views: 8576

I've recorded all 10 but have seen only three: Antietam (my great-great grandfather was in the battle as a Confederate Brigadier General), Massacre at Mystic, and the hour about Elvis (love those Memphis locations!). The "Massacre at Mystic" program dripped with left-wing smugness, self-righteousnes...
by FrankAderholdt
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Explain the Emerson String Quartet
Replies: 8
Views: 3812

The lazy critic's "conventional wisdom" is that the Emersons are technically brilliant but rather cold and severe. I think that's unfair, though they can be overpowering at times. If you're looking for a smooth, genteel approach to string quartet performance, the Emersons are not for you. If you are...
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: "American Theocracy" ? Give me a break!
Replies: 38
Views: 9818

Another recent article by Gary Demar from http://www.americanvision.org , sure to raise a few prickly porcupine quills. For you historians of the "culture wars" out there, remember that this is primary source material : Pluralism's Trojan Horse by Gary DeMar The Bible has been taken seriously by nu...
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: "American Theocracy" ? Give me a break!
Replies: 38
Views: 9818

The following is a relevant article from Gary DeMar at www.americanvision.org. Mr. DeMar is one of the leading popular Christian writers on these topics. (If you want to know what the serious, grass-roots thinkers on the "religious right" are saying now, turn to American Vision on a daily basis.) I...
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: "American Theocracy" ? Give me a break!
Replies: 38
Views: 9818

Thanks, Cosima, for starting this thread -- and especially for the apt title! My experience has been that calm, rational discussion of this subject in a forum like this is next to impossible. Christians (correctly, in my view) will always point to misrepresentations, distortions, half-truths, and sh...
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

Some very interesting posts here, guys. Thanks for the links and references. I've been too busy at work to participate this week, but I have been reading. Wish I had more time. A thread like this does about all it can be expected to do: Lay out the main contours of any debate. Of course we all have ...
by FrankAderholdt
Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

The following is the text of Dr. Albert Mohler's Commentary on "The Gospel of Judas": From Traitor to Hero? Responding to “The Gospel of Judas” Friday, April 07, 2006 Headlines around the world are announcing the publication of a "long lost" and "suppressed" ancient document, known as The Gospel of...
by FrankAderholdt
Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Secret of Gould's Bach
Replies: 7
Views: 2130

No doubt the author of this "Revelatory Tidbit" thought that he was actually communicating something. Attempting to express purely musical information by these sorts of metaphors is however, IMO, nonsense . Read the two paragraphs carefully over and over. What in the world does he mean? That Gould p...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

I can't imagine any reason to treat Frank's religious-based threads with anything but a) respect and civility or b) non-participation. I hope all of us appreciate Ralph's kind and polite manner. He and I are worlds apart on many issues (especially the most important ones!), but I believe we respect...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Seeing Steve Reich's "Drumming" Tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

I would say you're in for a very interesting experience, to say the least.

I suppose the more important immediate issue would be, "How badly do you want to agree with what the girl thinks about it?"
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

In the interest of civility, I was going to remain out of this discussion, but since you put it that way. First of all, the issue of the extent to which scripture should be accepted as truth in their totality is not something that I see debated in the MSM very often. If it were, it would be appropr...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

I failed to say one important thing in my previous post: Feel free to rebuke me if I don't follow my own standards in support of free speech and civility in discourse. In other words, blast away if I lose my cool or get prickly just because someone disagrees with me.
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

The four gospels were chosen as canonical for a very specific reason. The three synoptic gospels tell essentially the same story, and the Gospel of John is, along with the letters of Paul, the earlest theology we have, and still the basis of modern Christian theology. Undoubtedly they contain their...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Islam’s Imperial Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 3171

jbuck919 wrote:I do not believe the US should have intervened in Iraq, but I do believe that it was for the reason avowed at the time (however stupidly): the supposed weapons of mass destruction.
I agree 100%.
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

Re: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative prog

of today's "religious left." Who is Albert Mohler? In my opinion, Dr. Mohler is the finest communicator of the Christian faith today . I might elect NT Wright to that role, but that's a whole other can of worms http://www.ntwrightpage.com/ Indeed, N.T. Wright has opened more than one "can of worms"...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

With reference to the post about "the best heretical 'Gospel of Judas':

Well, that should certainly appeal to everyone who thinks John Milton intended Satan to be the real hero of Paradise Lost!
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

One of Dr. Mohler's recent written commentaries is relevant to jbuck's comments:

Biblical Authority: Must We Accept the Words of Scripture?

http://www.albertmohler.com/commentary_ ... 2006-03-22
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

The four gospels were chosen as canonical for a very specific reason. The three synoptic gospels tell essentially the same story, and the Gospel of John is, along with the letters of Paul, the earlest theology we have, and still the basis of modern Christian theology. Undoubtedly they contain their...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Islam’s Imperial Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 3171

(I, for one, am a staunch conservative who has opposed the current Iraq war from the beginning.) :?: Perhaps another thread could do this justice. There are many "classic" conservatives who believe the Iraq war (but not the conflict in Afghanistan) was both unnecessary and counterproductive. The cr...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program
Replies: 57
Views: 12686

"The Gospel of Judas"-Link to informative program

The recent publication of one of the so-called "lost Gospels" (actually another Gnostic text from the 2nd or 3rd century) has been widely reported in the media. For those of you interested in such things, you may want to listen to and/or download Dr. Albert Mohler's recent (04/06/06) radio program o...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Islam’s Imperial Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 3171

Thanks for posting this, Corlyss. The article speaks for itself. Unfortunately, many self-deluded Americans don't want to face these stark facts. How we should go about defeating this enemy is another subject entirely, of course. (I, for one, am a staunch conservative who has opposed the current Ira...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: DG Yellow News: Magdalena Kožená records Handel arias
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

I forgot to mention the most obvious characteristic of Magdalena Kožená: The sheer beauty of her voice. I'm listening right now to the Lamento album. The emotions she portrays are heartfelt and heart-wrenching. For another example of her versatility, check out the French Arias CD. Her lighter, brigh...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: DG Yellow News: Magdalena Kožená records Handel arias
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

Magdalena Kožená is my favorite among the current "embarrassment of riches" of superb mezzo-sopranos. Her good taste and wide-ranging repertoire remind me of Anne Sophie von Otter. Kožená may strike you as somewhat restrained when compared to Cecilia Bartoli, for example (well, who wouldn't?). To me...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Dumbest Story Coming out of DC in 3 years
Replies: 17
Views: 4164

I don't know the requirements of the law in this case and don't much care. I tend to believe that the Chief Executive of the U.S. has the right to declassify any information at any time and release it in any form he desires. Whether he does it honestly and wisely is another matter, of course. Just b...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Delay to resign---Good!
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Barry,

If Al Franken will wear Ann Coulter's leather skirt, I'll pay BIG money!

Ralph,

You still can't conceal your fascination with Ann Coulter. As a pillar of your profession, you should be ashamed of this schoolboy crush. Please, try to get over it.
by FrankAderholdt
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Delay to resign---Good!
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Attention, liberals!

Read Ann Coulter's column this week:

LIBERAL WAR ON TERRORISM HEATS UP: DELAY FINALLY CAPTURED


http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/welcome.cgi

I double-dare ya!
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Why Do British Critics Disparage the Emerson String Quartet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Let's assume for a moment that British writers are anti-Emerson for purely musical reasons. (Ha, ha!) It may be because of their in-your-face, high-energy performing style. I love the Emersons (perfect in Shostakovich, IMO), but they can come across as a little manic at times in their Beethoven quar...
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Scalia Shoots His Mouth Off Again
Replies: 34
Views: 6994

Thanks for posting the article, pizza. More good material to continue an intelligent discussion. Thanks for some details that I asked for, Ralph. I was in a hurry to get to Memphis two days ago. I should have used a word like "fixation" rather than "tirade" in referring to Ralph's posts about Scalia...
by FrankAderholdt
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Scalia Shoots His Mouth Off Again
Replies: 34
Views: 6994

Sorry I've rushed my two posts in this thread. I'm getting ready for a 5 1/2 hour trip to Memphis and need to meet a deadline! For those of you who are subscribers to audible.com (great place to be a member), I commend to you Justice Scalia's speech from March 2005 on "Constitutional Interpretation....
by FrankAderholdt
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Scalia Shoots His Mouth Off Again
Replies: 34
Views: 6994

Ralph,

As well as I can remember, you've never actually interacted in any detail with Scalia's published opinions. I've called the tactic "dismissal without discussion."

I haven't read many threads thoroughly during the past year. I am open and eager to be proved wrong.
by FrankAderholdt
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "V for Vendetta"
Replies: 11
Views: 3520

I usually research movies thoroughly before I see them; I often read 20-30 reviews before I go. My wife and I love films. We go to an average of three new movies per month. I love a good political thriller, even if it leans to the left. Many conservatives I know, for example, hated George Clooney's ...
by FrankAderholdt
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Scalia Shoots His Mouth Off Again
Replies: 34
Views: 6994

IMO, Ralph's regular tirades against Justice Scalia are getting rather tiresome.

I've read quite a few of Scalia's majority and dissenting opinions from the Supreme Court. He is a great man with a great mind. No wonder he's the object of such relentless attacks.
by FrankAderholdt
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Cello and Bass duets
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

I remember attending a concert in Memphis several years ago by the Emerson Quartet and bassist Edgar Meyer. There was a piece by Rossini (theme and variations?) that I think was performed by cello and bass. My memory may be failing me here. Whatever the instrumentation, it was a delightful little wo...
by FrankAderholdt
Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "V for Vendetta"
Replies: 11
Views: 3520

I'm looking forward to seeing this example of the "dystopia" genre.

How does it compare to A Clockwork Orange?

Glad to see Natalie Portman has outgrown (outshorn?) the Star Wars hairdo.
by FrankAderholdt
Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Racism is dead? Not in Florida. Or anywhere else in USA
Replies: 42
Views: 7177

I've said things similar to the following before. Please excuse my redundancy: I wonder how many who so smugly decry the prevalent "racism" in America actually work side-by-side with other races every day. (No reference is made to any poster to this thread, I assure you.) Here in Hattiesburg, Missis...
by FrankAderholdt
Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vox--RIP????
Replies: 20
Views: 8020

Who else out there is a member of the "Vox Box" LP generation? Sure, many of the recordings and performances weren't up to today's minimal standards. But they were inexpensive and precious to a young music lover with little money. Thanks for the memories, Vox.
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Time to Downsize America's Largest Concert Venue?
Replies: 21
Views: 4486

Ralph wrote: Any food service?
Yes, but the sound of the microwave may drown out the music.
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Felix Mendelssohn - Why doesn't he move me? - How about you?
Replies: 66
Views: 29876

Thanks to the many good suggestions in this thread, I am currently reevaluating Mendelssohn's music, listening more carefully than I have in years. Based on recent hearings of the String Quartets (Emerson Quartet) and the Piano Trios (new recording by The Florestan Trio), I may have to eat my words ...
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Soprano Anna Moffo Dead at 73
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Re the photograph of Stokowski and Anna Moffo posted by MaestroDJS: I was a sophomore and junior in high school during calendar year 1964. The fact that the female gender survived the clothes and hair styles of the period is a tribute to the triumph of civilization over bad taste.
by FrankAderholdt
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Time to Downsize America's Largest Concert Venue?
Replies: 21
Views: 4486

Regular attendance at classical music concerts in my den, 2309 Arcadia Street, Hattiesburg, MS, USA: 1 Source of funding: One patron (me) Evaluation of venue acoustics: Perfect for the audience Annual funding amount: Enough to hurt Current capital funds budget: Limited by Hurricane Katrina insurance...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Critic: Don't Miss Met Opera's Spectacular Flop
Replies: 7
Views: 2777

Are there any pictures available online of the sets, costumes, and staging?
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Malcolm Arnold
Replies: 5
Views: 2699

Ditto the positive comments by others. The Naxos series of the symphonies is outstanding. Arnold was a fine film composer as well. His symphonies are like film music in one important respect: They are direct and clear. Arnold is "no-nonsense" in his musical expression, which I think is one of the ha...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Soprano Anna Moffo Dead at 73
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

One of the most striking memories from my childhood was a stunning picture of Anna Moffo from an old Reader's Digest LP's set of "Great Operettas." Each LP side contained instrumental and vocal highlights from "operettas" (as defined by the producers, of course), including old chestnuts like Babes i...
by FrankAderholdt
Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: First Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Being a "Beverly Sills" award, I figured there would be two qualifications:

(1) Musical talent

(2) A penchant for chattering on endlessly with absolutely nothing to say.