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by jserraglio
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: All of Argentina & Uruguay, parts of Brazil & Paraguay hit by massive blackout
Replies: 0
Views: 34

All of Argentina & Uruguay, parts of Brazil & Paraguay hit by massive blackout

BBC A massive electrical failure has left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power, according to a major Argentine electricity provider. Reports said the power cut had also affected parts of Brazil and Paraguay. Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (11:00 BST), causing ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I found out Nazi money is behind my favorite coffee. Should I keep drinking it?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: I found out Nazi money is behind my favorite coffee. Should I keep drinking it?

To boycott all the products of all the companies owned by JAB Holding would not be merely "emptying out of a lot of what’s valuable to you from your life." It is also to punish and thereby injure Reimann's illegitimate children who now own the company for the sins of their father and grandfather, f...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I found out Nazi money is behind my favorite coffee. Should I keep drinking it?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

I found out Nazi money is behind my favorite coffee. Should I keep drinking it?

THE BOSTON GLOBE

I found out Nazi money is behind my favorite coffee. Should I keep drinking it?

By Devra First

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/f ... utType=amp
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Peet coffee, Einstein bagels & Krispy Keene donuts heirs come to terms with their company's Nazi past
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Peet coffee, Einstein bagels & Krispy Keene donuts heirs come to terms with their company's Nazi past

NEW YORK TIMES By Katrin Bennhold June 14, 2019 1. Such appalling events Emilie Landecker was 19 when she went to work for Benckiser, a German company that made industrial cleaning products and also took pride in cleansing its staff of non-Aryan elements. It was 1941. Ms. Landecker was half Jewish a...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent

In the early 1960's, generals were mad, politicians sane. In our day the situation appears to have reversed itself. Sterling Hayden (a.k.a. Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper) had a point: Today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

Celebrating Jerry Hadley , born June 16 1 PUCCINI Boheme “Che gelida manina” San Francisco Opera’s 75th anniversary Gala 1997 2 PUCCINI Boheme “O soave fanciulla” (w/ Racette) as above 3 DONIZETTI Lucia “Tomba degli avi miei… Fra poco a me ricovero… Tu che a Dio spiega” (w/ Plishka) Met 1994 4 CARDI...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Terrence Malick's To the Wonder (2012). Hands down, one of the most poetic films about a love affair I have ever seen. The mise en scene (Paris and Oklahoma, old world juxtaposed against the new) takes your breath away.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1295
Views: 450803

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

The Beach Boys: Shut Down, vol 2 (1964) Capitol
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent

YESTERDAY: “I don’t think in my whole life I’ve ever called the F.B.I. In my whole life. You don’t call the F.B.I. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do.” TODAY: ''But of course you give it to the FBI, or report it to the Atty General, or somebody like that. But of course yo...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven (1978). Great story mostly told via imagery.

Works of Terrence Malick
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf74qellkok
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1295
Views: 450803

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) Parlophone
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1295
Views: 450803

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

The Beach Boys: Surfin' USA 1963 Capitol
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place
Replies: 13
Views: 134

Re: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place

lennygoran wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 am
jserraglio wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 am
Why not leave it be and label it FAKE NEWS?
:lol: Thing is it's not fake-it just was put in the wrong place. Regards, Len :lol:
Yes, but so was TariffMan.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place
Replies: 13
Views: 134

Re: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place

Why not leave it be and label it FAKE NEWS?
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Terrence Malick's The New World (2005). A breathtakingly lyrical film by a filmmaker's filmmaker (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life).
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1295
Views: 450803

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Allman Bros. Band - At Fillmore East (1971) Capricorn

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by jserraglio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

Is the company still alive ? Their webpage is last copyrighted 2015 , but of course they still may be viable. TIA. I am told they are still in business and you can order from them. For example, here is the NMQ Beethoven I listed above. http://www.bartokrecords.com/product/beethoven-string-quartets-...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Day Irreplaceable Music Burned: the 2008 Universal fire.
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: The Day Irreplaceable Music Burned: the 2008 Universal fire.

I had a different experience and found myself 'ostracized' in my cohort because of my love for serious music. The abuse was consistent. I certainly know what you mean, but in another sense music couldn't be more serious than what is found in gospel, as I found out one morning when the Swan Silverto...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Day Irreplaceable Music Burned: the 2008 Universal fire.
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: The Day Irreplaceable Music Burned: the 2008 Universal fire.

Chuck Berry was the god of music in the circles I moved in as a kid, along with Little Richard. Back then in White America, rock-n-roll was considered the music of "juvenile delinquents", and us 'JDs' were made to pay the price in ostracism by adults and most of our peers. I saw Duke Ellington live ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: What movies are you watching today?

1st viewing ever — Bergman: Wild Strawberries
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Day Irreplaceable Music Burned: the 2008 Universal fire.
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: The Day Irreplaceable Music Burned: the 2008 Universal fire.

Summary of what was lost. It's sickening to contemplate, if you love more than classical music.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/us/m ... ule=inline
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

I see this set includes one of the LPs published by Bartok records, but not their other 5 LPs for that label. Does the packaging explain why the Beethoven quartets are included? I should have been clearer. I am listening today to LPs. I am not sure if the Bartok Records items are included in the ne...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nature strikes back
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Nature strikes back

lennygoran wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:47 am
jserraglio wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:56 am
>The Bee's Knees<
I'm allergic to bee stings-this definitely caught my eye and scared the Hell out of me! Regards, Len :(
Be careful.

by jserraglio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

Today, a New Music Quartet listen fest in anticipation of Sony's forthcoming big box collection, which I am sorely tempted to break my ban on megaboxes to buy. QTD from https://www.deepdiscount.com/new-music-string-quartet-complete-columbia-album-collection/190759254325 The New Music String Quartet'...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

Listen to the end of the movement, when Mozart has the horn play the main theme up to a point, then pause, then complete the phrase. In this recording, but not in the one with Karajan, Brain plays the notes before the pause with a diminuendo, as if asking a question, which is answered when the horn...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

Awe

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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: It’s 3 a.m. Do you know what your iPhone is doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: It’s 3 a.m. Do you know what your iPhone is doing?

May Tariff Man's solitary vices accord him much pleasure.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: It’s 3 a.m. Do you know what your iPhone is doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

It’s 3 a.m. Do you know what your iPhone is doing?

WASHINGTON POST by Geoffrey A. Fowler Mine has been alarmingly busy. Even though the screen is off and I’m snoring, apps are beaming out lots of information about me to companies I’ve never heard of. Your iPhone probably is doing the same — and Apple could be doing more to stop it. On a recent Monda...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: What movies are you watching today?

A book or periodical or other original document is a physical object printed on paper that can last for centuries, not a digital file that can be destroyed with the push of the wrong button. That the more perishable items are being digitized, not just printed matter but recordings and films, is cer...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1295
Views: 450803

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

The greatest rock band I ever saw. Boston Garden 1970. More so even than the Stones in 1969.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuwKLPmSR0w

by jserraglio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Wiseman is so concerned with the library's educational and social services that somehow the books etc. get left out, as well as facilities for researchers and writers. Nevertheless, Wiseman suggests (as an elegant French lady librarian states toward the end of the film) that a library is about, wit...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Frederick Wiseman's Ex Libris (2017).

A stunning, wonderful docuFilm about the NY Public Library. And the City and its people. This is NYC as I remember it. Open. Inclusive.

I also admire 2 of Wiseman's early films: High School and Titicut Follies.
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: M&Ms and Hershey bars begin life with a 10-year-old swinging a machete and spraying pesticides
Replies: 0
Views: 82

M&Ms and Hershey bars begin life with a 10-year-old swinging a machete and spraying pesticides

WASHINGTON POST Mars, Nestlé and Hershey pledged nearly two decades ago to stop using cocoa harvested by children. Yet much of the chocolate you buy still starts with child labor. Published June 5, 2019 GUIGLO, IVORY COAST — Five boys are swinging machetes on a cocoa farm, slowly advancing against a...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

Cleveland Orchestra Leonard Bernstein, conductor Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in c minor "Resurrection" Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano Lorna Haywood, soprano Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Blossom Festival Chorus Blossom Music Center, July 9, 1970 Includes a pre-concert interview with Leonard Bernstein...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1295
Views: 450803

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Bobby Darin: If I Were a Carpenter (1966) Atlantic LP
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 11
Views: 342

What movies are you watching today?

Tonite — If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=78ozCL4sQoI

by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

Scheduled for early Sunday morning, a complete performance of ... Hans Werner Henze's Koenig Hirsh (King Stag), 1956. from a live performance of the complete work recorded by the Südwestrundfunk Stuttgart in 1985 (Julia Conwell, soprano; John Bröcheler [nl], bass-baritone; Helmut Holzapfel, tenor-bu...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Turn an HDTV or iPhone into the Great White Way — of yesteryear
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Turn an HDTV or iPhone into the Great White Way — of yesteryear

The WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK — This would seem like a strange moment to worry about Broadway’s future. The oldest entertainment business in the United States is thriving. Thanks to shows such as “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Be More Chill,” “Hamilton” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” young people are...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: The life and work of Dr. Seuss
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: The life and work of Dr. Seuss

I remember Dick and Jane sharply. In fact, I recall not succeeding at it and being slated by the principal to repeat grade 1 as a result. My teacher intervened to rescue me from the clutches of the academic doomsayers. Later, improbably, I found myself teaching English to ninth-grade boys and every ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Wharton's The Age of Innocence
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Wharton's The Age of Innocence

Kindle is great in a number of ways.... But for nonfiction I still want printed books if they are indexed (not all of them are), as searching in Kindle is tiresome for me. I've only bought one book on Kindle, Things Fall Apart and that was for a class I teach. All the others I borrow from the three...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 732
Views: 356485

Re: What I listened to today

Bernstein: Age of Anxiety (Entremont, Bernstein & the NYP Columbia LP MS 6885)

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by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1295
Views: 450803

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

The great, but not late, Harry Belafonte. A classic CH concert on LP vinyl. I must have owned at least three copies of this double-record set. I just gave away two of 'em along with a couple hundred musical theater shows on LP. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/51/Belafonte_at_Carnegie_Hal...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: A vicarious trip to Cinema Palermo
Replies: 0
Views: 65

A vicarious trip to Cinema Palermo

The celebrated flick "Cinema Paradiso" (1988): saw it last nite. Spooky experience. The subs were way out of sync but I could understand the meaning anyway, if not the individual words. The film is mostly in Sicilian, not Italian. which I am told was my first language — in that my live-in, caregiver...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Wharton's The Age of Innocence
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Wharton's The Age of Innocence

Currently reading Edith Wharton. She's Henry James without the heartburn. So far I can image most every scene from the flick as I read the book. Like Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential , The Age of Innocence has many new words and concepts that I need to look up (a painless process when you rea...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: 2020 election food for thought

unconvictable when out. The sooner we get to test your theory the better! Regards, Len :lol: I suspect there's not a jury outside of DC (and not even even the Senate there) that would convict the motha. I'd love to be his lawyer -- slam dunk acquittal -- but, given 'Midtown Mussolini's' penchant fo...