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by Darryl
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now that Tower is gone ...
Replies: 29
Views: 2162

We had a Tower here in Dallas, but it gradually went down with the others several years ago. The website is now just a front-end to Caiman.com, also selling on Amazon. I've been shopping on-line exclusively for several years. I like MDT for fast fulfillment, but as Lance said, they've been expensive...
by Darryl
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What kind of classical music is the highest level?
Replies: 37
Views: 4048

I find the liturgical forms exceptionally dreary, ascetic, religious, my least favorite. I too agreed with Barry's post on the previous page, but just then the Prokofiev concerti came to mind, which I love, and I've always had a hard time with his symphonies, save #3 (and #1). Hmmmm ... Really?---A...
by Darryl
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's spiritual advisor
Replies: 148
Views: 12650

If you come to know something about Him, then you can relax about the exigencies of contemporary history. Sorry, but that is pure predestinationalistic fatalistic crapola. God never meant for us to utterly abandon the earth as if all that matters is him coming again. Yes, as a particular Christian ...
by Darryl
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical on SACD
Replies: 29
Views: 3204

My first was the Gatti/Tchaik 6, on the Wadia 581se. It was so good, I can't even remember the name of that other first :?
by Darryl
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical on SACD
Replies: 29
Views: 3204

I have a lot of SACDs and only hope machines will still be made that can read them in the future. Aren't most SACDs at this point hybrids that will also play on CD players? Yes, most are hybrids, but I only pay attention to classical. The early single-layer SACDs appear to be on the way out. I got ...
by Darryl
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's spiritual advisor
Replies: 148
Views: 12650

If you come to know something about Him, then you can relax about the exigencies of contemporary history.
by Darryl
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: As I've Been Saying ... It's Way Too Soon
Replies: 14
Views: 1130

... "As for President Bush, let's face it: He's been our most-inept wartime leader since James Madison fled the White House, leaving his wife behind to save what she could before the British troops arrived with torches" Hey Barry, something in that for everyone, right :wink: My vote for most-inept ...
by Darryl
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What kind of classical music is the highest level?
Replies: 37
Views: 4048

I find the liturgical forms exceptionally dreary, ascetic, religious, my least favorite. I too agreed with Barry's post on the previous page, but just then the Prokofiev concerti came to mind, which I love, and I've always had a hard time with his symphonies, save #3 (and #1). Hmmmm ...
by Darryl
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical on SACD
Replies: 29
Views: 3204

For some of the best sound you'll ever hear, and a fine performance as well, try Mahler 2 cond. by Fischer on Channel classics. Too bad Sony stopped making SACDs, but I agree, some of the Szell titles are wonderful, as is Schippers doing Pictures and Nevsky with the NYPO from the early '60s. Wonder...
by Darryl
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's spiritual advisor
Replies: 148
Views: 12650

Bush misled everyone as Powell used doctored intelligence to support the war in Iraq before Congress. However, regardless of the initial vote to go into Iraq, even some Republicans have decried the way Bush pushed his agenda in Iraq and 2/3 of the American public think the war in Iraq was wrong in ...
by Darryl
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical on SACD
Replies: 29
Views: 3204

Classical on SACD

I'm interested in your comments and experiences with SACD as they relate to classical recordings. I recently made the hardware change and have been enjoying the relatively new format very much. As with redbook CDs, the quality of the recordings varies, but many are very good, and a few outstanding. ...
by Darryl
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's spiritual advisor
Replies: 148
Views: 12650

Bush misled everyone as Powell used doctored intelligence to support the war in Iraq before Congress. However, regardless of the initial vote to go into Iraq, even some Republicans have decried the way Bush pushed his agenda in Iraq and 2/3 of the American public think the war in Iraq was wrong in ...
by Darryl
Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's spiritual advisor
Replies: 148
Views: 12650

An interesting analysis Barry. I wonder if Steele overemphasizes the collective guilt-complex of whites with whom Obama has found favor. Would we rather Obama's popularity the result of yet another election season with the masses clamoring for change? Either way, Obama's problem is one of not having...
by Darryl
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions on the best or your favourite BRUCKNER recordings
Replies: 82
Views: 12005

Lance wrote:Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, however, is my all-time favourite work of his. Having heard many recordings on LP and CD, ...
Lance, have you heard the Giulini/VPO 7?
by Darryl
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bruckner's 8th: Finally
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Hey Barry, hope you enjoy it very much. I'm tempted to come up and visit family and attend myself. Last year I finally got the Giulini/VPO recording; the only new copy I could find was from hmv.co.jp. I wish the Japanese would make an SACD of it. I love this work too. PS - Apologies if I appear to b...
by Darryl
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MY PRAYER FOR OBAMA:
Replies: 44
Views: 4782

"It won't be prepackaged, ready to pull off the shelf. It will have to be constructed from the best of our traditions and will have to account for the darker aspects of our past. We will need to understand just how we got to this place, this land of warring factions and tribal hatreds. And we will ...
by Darryl
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MY PRAYER FOR OBAMA:
Replies: 44
Views: 4782

And we desperately look for things our President has done that make us feel proud to be Americans. I can't speak for others with respect to national pride, but one thing about which I am certain: we have not been attacked since 9/11/2001. In this election year, I'm reminded of the events of 1979, a...
by Darryl
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MY PRAYER FOR OBAMA:
Replies: 44
Views: 4782

Tomorrow evening I'll be attending a wine and cheese party for Obama activists here in East Texas. Bill Clinton was here yesterday thumping the tub for Hillary. I look forward to an Obama Presidency. It will be a pleasant change from the dogmatic malaise of the current White House, where "regime ch...
by Darryl
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your top recording(s) of Appalachian Spring?
Replies: 30
Views: 2588

This one will always be my favorite. <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CK5KP8RHL._AA240_.jpg"> The Bernstein SACD is on my list. I recently found one of the single-layer SACDs of his Gershwin (OOP), and the sound is spectacular. I'm not as enthused about the sound of the Szell SACDs...
by Darryl
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite version of Rach's Vocalise?
Replies: 3
Views: 755

I have the Ormandy/Philly, which is a filler on the Sony 2-fer of the symphonies. I haven't listened to it in a few years, but it had that rich Philly string sound so apropos for the music.
by Darryl
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorites from 2007
Replies: 40
Views: 4824

I've been collecting classical for about 15 years, and I can't believe how much I'm still spending. And having recently purchased an SACD player, I'm afraid the list is going to be long this year. Last year I bought a lot of chamber music. Here are a few of the favorites: Florestan Trio: Brahms Mend...
by Darryl
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

That orchestra is tight! Sometimes thin sounding in the strings; other times fine. I've so many recordings of the late symphonies, I didn't get around to them in the new cycle.
by Darryl
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is anyone else allergic to Brahms?
Replies: 83
Views: 10396

I struggle with the string quartets, but love most else. I've had a hard time finding many recordings of the symphonies I like. The most recent, enjoyable find for me were the Levine/CSO symphonies.
by Darryl
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

He did a great job with several of the Beethoven symphonies at Saarbruecken. I only have 1-4 from that cycle, but the Eroica is now one of my favorites.
by Darryl
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions on the best or your favourite BRUCKNER recordings
Replies: 82
Views: 12005

I have the EMI set (displayed graphically above), and the Skrowaczewski/Saarbruecken set previously mentioned, and I love them both. I'd wanted a new copy of the Giulini/VPO 8 for some time, and finally found one at hmv.co.jp. It was worth the extra cost.
by Darryl
Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: New Orleans: Doing What We Can
Replies: 123
Views: 24536

Gee, thanks Pete for reminding us that all pop music lyrics are based on the convenience of the moment in the head of the (often drunk or high) writer, and have nothing to do with anything. Sorry but the name is Peter, I don't answer to Pete Peter Schenkman As a fellow holder of a double-entendre n...
by Darryl
Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Rachmaninov Piano Concertos - which recording?
Replies: 17
Views: 10113

Peter Schenkman wrote:Maybe there’s a reason for the omission. The Hough recording put up against many of those named is a non-starter. Hough is a very good pianist but not in this repertoire.

Peter Schenkman
Thanks for clarifying things, Pete.
by Darryl
Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: New Orleans: Doing What We Can
Replies: 123
Views: 24536

Gee, thanks Pete for reminding us that all pop music lyrics are based on the convenience of the moment in the head of the (often drunk or high) writer, and have nothing to do with anything. Sorry but the name is Peter, I don't answer to Pete Peter Schenkman As a fellow holder of a double-entendre n...
by Darryl
Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Rachmaninov Piano Concertos - which recording?
Replies: 17
Views: 10113

No one listed Hough/Litton/DSO? This new set is outstanding.

Why do I recommend him? Because I live in Dallas? Because David Hurwitz says it's the best set ever? :lol:
by Darryl
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Ray
Replies: 3
Views: 9770

And the public apology from the state of Georgia keeps

Georgia on my Mind :D
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Ray
Replies: 3
Views: 9770

The rehab scenes were intense. Wow. Nothing like a happy ending though.
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Ray
Replies: 3
Views: 9770

Ray

This was an excellent movie. I grew up with this music in the home, so I felt right at home watching the movie. My father, Ray Roberson, didn't live as long as Ray Charles Robinson, but he was a wonderful father, and he loved good music. Ray Charles was an amazing musician.
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Ralph, Thoughts on Bugliosi?
Replies: 9
Views: 15238

Ralph, you've such modesty and pleasant temperament. I can not imagine anyone not liking you, particularly on this website. In fact, YOU ARE the website. PS Where else in the world could anyone have free access to such learned counsel! PPS Now, if you'll please excuse me, it's my last day off, and S...
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Ralph, Thoughts on Bugliosi?
Replies: 9
Views: 15238

Okay, I'm familiar with several of his cases, and recently saw an excellent movie "The Sea Will Tell" (Rachel Ward) about his successful, but complex defense of an accused murderer. I'll never forget the mesmerizing "Helter Skelter", and he wrote the best book of the dozen or so about the Simpson Tr...
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Ralph, Thoughts on Bugliosi?
Replies: 9
Views: 15238

Ralph, Thoughts on Bugliosi?

Ralph, what do you think of Vincent Bugliosi as a lawyer? Unless someone tells me something I don't know about him, he's probably my favorite attorney. If you're interested, perhaps we could exchange a few comments about this brilliant man.
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Football
Replies: 8
Views: 14266

To my shame, I really can't say Barry. I tune most of out until the last pre-season games.
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: ADF: Defender of religious liberty, human life and tradition
Replies: 47
Views: 49410

Okay, but I need ta listen first. And btw, I have and love several of Lenny's. I was assured Gielen would be an outstanding complement.
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: ADF: Defender of religious liberty, human life and tradition
Replies: 47
Views: 49410

I really, really want to start another Mahler thread, but I think you guys will kill me. I just got the entire Gielen set for $107 (also the Slatkin Elgar set, I remember his symphonies were great).
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 434502

Munch/Boston Mendelssohn 4&5 on XRCD. Wow, this is some high-energy stuff!
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: ADF: Defender of religious liberty, human life and tradition
Replies: 47
Views: 49410

Barry,

That's a pretty daunting line-up of posters out there now -- Teresa, Ralph, you, and Heck (quick over to the music threads) :wink:
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: ADF: Defender of religious liberty, human life and tradition
Replies: 47
Views: 49410

I don't deny that there are societal/cultural advantages to having a bunch of people of faith (That's a separate issue from whether their faith is based in reality or imagination/indoctrination.). The people of the great ancient societies, all the way back to Egypt and maybe beyond, were full of fa...
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: ADF: Defender of religious liberty, human life and tradition
Replies: 47
Views: 49410

The God you prefer is one who generally stays out of your affairs and drops by once in a while for a cup of coffee. Religion Pizza is for people who don’t want to go to hell. God is for people who have already been there As for Dr. Gerry Schroeder's Genesis and the Big Bang. What a Hoot! First of a...
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: ADF: Defender of religious liberty, human life and tradition
Replies: 47
Views: 49410

I wouldn't want to live any other place, in any other time (with the possible exception of Rome under the Antonines), "mass hysteria" and all. I find tremendous tranquility of soul in orientation to higher authority (chaos to order, just as in the oft-maligned restoration account in Genesis).
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Very Good Article Dissecting New Intelligent Design Faith
Replies: 27
Views: 32482

pizza wrote:
Darryl wrote:Exactly. That's a key verse that forms the doctrinal viewpoint. Note the punishment is a fine for miscarriage, not death!
Yeah, but the fine could have been so great that the defendant would wish he was dead! :wink:
Or wait for Jubilee :D
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Very Good Article Dissecting New Intelligent Design Faith
Replies: 27
Views: 32482

Exactly. That's a key verse that forms the doctrinal viewpoint. Note the punishment is a fine for causing the miscarriage, not death! Neshemah , the breath of life, or soul life is imputed to biological life forming human life at birth. PS Don't bother with the verses, I've got to go, and I'm famili...
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Very Good Article Dissecting New Intelligent Design Faith
Replies: 27
Views: 32482

Pizza, I seem to recall the decision stating most Jewish homes accepted that life began at birth (Hebrew mebeten -- outside the womb). Doesn't necessarily dictate pro or con, but as a Biblicist, I find no problem with the law. Yes, It should be sufficient to note briefly the wide divergence of think...
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Very Good Article Dissecting New Intelligent Design Faith
Replies: 27
Views: 32482

Well, there were several Amens in the previous posts. I guess some understand more Hebrew than I thought. It is one of the strongest Hebrew words for faith :wink: Seriously, I will conclude my participation here by stating that the creation account in Genesis 1:1 (1:2 and following is restorative fo...
by Darryl
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Very Good Article Dissecting New Intelligent Design Faith
Replies: 27
Views: 32482

I think I understand it all too well :wink: You've actually supported my points.
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Very Good Article Dissecting New Intelligent Design Faith
Replies: 27
Views: 32482

To go tangential, the monkey business is a bogus metaphor - typewriters only form legible letters that form words. Melville had no such luxury. Give a bunch of monkeys paper, ink and quills and all you'll get is a mess, not Moby Dick . Not ever. And natural selection is NOT a random process by defi...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Very Good Article Dissecting New Intelligent Design Faith
Replies: 27
Views: 32482

Ralph, you expect us dumb creationists to read this long article? I've been warned about the futility of the debate, but I'll go ahead and make a few points AGAIN. First, Genesis does not teach that our planet may be aged by adding the begats. An analysis of the Hebrew makes this absolutely clear. S...