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by jserraglio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Latest on priest abuse of children
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Latest on priest abuse of children

Allowing priests to marry, IMO, would solve 90% of the problem if not more. The church has also, and I know this from experience, attempted psychological examination to exclude preferential homosexuals, to no avail. That the Catholic Church's attempt to exclude homosexual men from the priesthood ha...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 130

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

Controlled experiments on the meaningful impact of music on animals are being done. I cited one. The results of that study may be valid, or they may not. But an idea is not rendered 'idiotic' just b/c somebody who has decided the matter in advance issues a declaration to that effect.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 130

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

A simple Google search will bring up info about scientific inquiries that explore he meaningful effect of music on animal species other than humans. The two pieces I posted being only the tip of the iceberg. The impact may not yet be provable but it is not, as you claim, an idiotic notion.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 130

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

the idiotic notion that music has a meaningful effect on any organism but humans. Alworth & Buerkle: The effects of music on animal physiology, behavior and welfare College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23340788 Abstract: Physiological and psychol...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Putting Conductors In Their Place: Sexual Harassment and the Death of the “Maestro Myth”
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Putting Conductors In Their Place: Sexual Harassment and the Death of the “Maestro Myth”

Putting Conductors In Their Place: Sexual Harassment and the Death of the “Maestro Myth” by David Hurwitz CLASSICS TODAY August 2, 2018 https://www.classicstoday.com/putting-conductors-in-their-place-sexual-harassment-and-the-death-of-the-maestro-myth/ In the wake of an excellent article by Anne Mi...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 130

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 jserraglio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 130

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:53 pm
jserraglio wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:09 pm
jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:21 pm
"It is a truth universally acknowledged" is a quotation from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Q.E.D.
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Which means "quod est demonstrandum," meaning roughly "I have made my point." 😉
Ibid. But you missed the Oscar Wilde allusions.
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 130

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:21 pm
"It is a truth universally acknowledged" is a quotation from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Q.E.D.
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by jserraglio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 130

Re: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:29 am
It is "music hath charms to soothe the savage breast," not beast. It is the opening line of William Congreve's The Mourning Bride.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, even in the present Age of Surfaces, that whosoever pursues trivial knowledge, foregoes that which is worth doing.
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 130

Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast

WAPO —Even if you’re a longtime music fan, the name Terry Woodford might not ring a bell. But some of the artists with whom he worked as a songwriter, producer or engineer probably do: the Supremes, the Temptations and the Commodores. In a music career that started in the early 1960s and spanned a ...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 91
Views: 24020

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

I tried to order the Szell set through Target and since I have one of their credit cards (that doesn't get used very often), I could have saved an additional 5%. Unfortunately, they are not shipping it right now. Actually, even the retail price is not that extraordinary for such a plush edition! Ac...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Be fruitful and multiply,' Beijing tells its millennials
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: 'Be fruitful and multiply,' Beijing tells its millennials

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Right now, as usual at this time of year, I'm dealing with be fruitfly, and multiple. :)
Enforce the one-egg per fruit fly rule.
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Be fruitful and multiply,' Beijing tells its millennials
Replies: 2
Views: 40

'Be fruitful and multiply,' Beijing tells its millennials

NYT —> BEIJING — For decades, China harshly restricted the number of babies that women could have. Now it is encouraging them to have more. It is not going well. Almost three years after easing its “one child” policy and allowing couples to have two children, the government has begun to acknowledge ...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 91
Views: 24020

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Sony promo for the Szell box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTAlPoQCyiU UTAlPoQCyiU _________________________________________ PLAYLISTS Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Remastered) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41b0Jh8xRhk&list=PLvvc-yN8k1tgxxiRDLLhWfgbs_rYaxO9I Bohemian Carnival (Remastered) https://ww...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee's latest journey into the dark heart of America
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee's latest journey into the dark heart of America

my opinion, base[d] on earlier movies and interviews, that he [Lee] is a reverse racist, or, in plain English, that he hates white people. http://filmthreat.com/interviews/i-like-spike-a-spike-lee-interview/ There’s the perception that you “hate white people.” I’ve been following your career from t...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 113055

Re: What I listened to today

CBS CD MK 7194 (1985)

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by jserraglio
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 113055

Re: What I listened to today

by jserraglio
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti: Opera North video
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti: Opera North video

I saw this a few years ago, with an ambitious small Melbourne company that did a pretty good job - but not as good a job as Opera North. Many thanks for posting this. Another one from the UK 2010 with reduced orchestration by Garth Edwin Sunderland. I'm starting to really appreciate this work. On t...
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "A Quiet Place" - yet another version
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: "A Quiet Place" - yet another version

Thanks for the article. I just watched the Opera North production of Trouble in Tahiti (see the separate thread on this page) and was moved by it. I have the 1986 DG recording of AQP but have never listened carefully. Maybe I will now. BTW, Sunderland's adaptation of Tahiti with reduced orchestratio...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Tierra del Fuego, it's leave it to the beavers
Replies: 0
Views: 46

In Tierra del Fuego, it's leave it to the beavers

WAPO —> If you’re a boreal toad — or a wood duck, or a brook trout, or a moose — you might owe your life to a beaver. (Kudos, also, on learning to read.) Castor canadensis, the North American beaver, is the ultimate keystone species, that rare creature that supports an entire ecosystem. By building...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 113055

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When will 'Our Mr. Sun' CME Earth again?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEfomqn ... e&t=29m30s


by jserraglio
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When will 'Our Mr. Sun' CME Earth again?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

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

WAPO The source of all light and life on Earth is also the source of one of its biggest natural threats: space weather. The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, ...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee's latest journey into the dark heart of America
Replies: 2
Views: 66

BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee's latest journey into the dark heart of America

TIMES film review by A.O. SCOTT In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest, Ron Stallworth and his sergeant have an argument about the future of the Ku Klux Klan. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron (John David Washington), the...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flash Gordon or Flash-in-the-pan? Military experts aren't sure what the new Space Force will be
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Flash Gordon or Flash-in-the-pan? Military experts aren't sure what the new Space Force will be

As a boy, possibly like you, I watched Buster Crabbe Every time I went to the movies, which was almost every week. I heard classical music from those serials before I discovered the good stuff grown-ups hated: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, et al. BTW, isn't Hi Ho, Silver Brunnhilde's cr...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flash Gordon or Flash-in-the-pan? Military experts aren't sure what the new Space Force will be
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Flash Gordon or Flash-in-the-pan? Military experts aren't sure what the new Space Force will be

3SaQ6ZlJlk8 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3SaQ6ZlJlk8 WAPO —> Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would create a military command dedicated to space this year and eventually establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military. In a speech at the Pentagon, Pe...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”

"My name is Benny Goodman. When I was a child I learned to play the clarinet thanks to Hull House and later the Chicago public schools [specifically Austin High School, which was, later, also my father's high school alma mater]. I want children of the future to have the same opportunity I had, and ...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 113055

Re: What I listened to today

Walter Carlos (Wendy Carlos)
Switched-On Bach
1968 Columbia MS 7194


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by jserraglio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 113055

Re: What I listened to today

Bartok - Violin Concerto No. 2 Stravinsky - Violin Concerto Joseph Silverstein, violin Erich Leinsdorf/BSO RCA LM-2852 https://cmuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Bartok-Violin-Concerto-No.-2-Stravinsky-Violin-Concerto-Joseph-Silverstein-violin.-Boston-Symphony-Orchestra-Eric-Leinsdorf-cond.-RCA-V...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:52 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: 88

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: Tell me what they put in NY State's water to spawn all these 'witchhunts' —? Cohen, Collins, Jarvanka, Don Jr. Don Sr. Whom did I miss? The GOP now must defend ...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:20 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: 88

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

[*]Times —> Representative Chris Collins, a New York Republican who was one of President Trump’s earliest and most vocal supporters, was charged with insider trading on Wednesday. He was accused of tipping off his son and others to sell stock in an Australian pharmaceutical company before the result...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti: Opera North video
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti: Opera North video

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/12/trouble-in-tahiti-video-watch-leonard-bernstein-opera-north Opera North won terrific reviews for its production of Leonard Bernstein’s bittersweet one-act satire of suburban angst. To celebrate the great composer’s centenary you can watch the entire oper...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 761

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

Any updated news on this subject? Preucil, distinguished professor of violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music, was forced to resign that position days after the Post story broke. http://radio.wosu.org/post/after-miami-assault-allegation-violinist-resigns-cleveland-institute-music#stream/0 AFAIK,...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”

No way he [Clive James] could have been bluffed into anything he hadn't observed himself I wouldn't disagree with James that Carson was a counterpuncher, only that he was, as James put it, strictly a counterpuncher. Like another counterpuncher of some note, Muhammed Ali, Carson also had a devastati...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”

[Johnny Carson] underestimated his intelligence considerably. It is probably having to do somewhat with his wretched mother. Actually that came out on a biography done of Johnny, where he tells about how he got some very, very prestigious broadcasting award. He went and told his mother and she said...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”

Dick Cavett wrote:I was called ‘intellectual,’ I guess, because I didn’t know any better than to read the guests’ books.
Another great ad-libber was fellow Nebraskan Johnny Carson.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sign on gold-painted commode urges DJT's Hollywood Walk-of-Fame star passersby to 'TAKE A TRUMP'
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Sign on gold-painted commode urges DJT's Hollywood Walk-of-Fame star passersby to 'TAKE A TRUMP'

WAPO —> Since the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has seen just about everything. It was smashed into pieces — twice. It was vandalized with a swastika, enclosed with a miniature border wall, defaced with profanity and graced with the presence of a gold-painted...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”

DICK CAVETT: 'I LOVE IT WHEN THE ICE GETS THIN' by CAREY WINFREY https://s1.nyt.com/timesmachine/pages/1/1981/01/04/209046_360W.png If there is one encomium Dick Cavett loathes, it is being told he is the only intellectual on television. ''I spend half my life denying I'm an intellectual,'' he says...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The first man to climb Mt. Everest
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: The first man to climb Mt. Everest

Whoever it was, I hope he was retentive b/c today Everest has a massive poop problem.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/08/05/health ... cnn.com%2F

Such an odorous waste.
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”

Cavett wrote this for Jack Paar, needing a snappy line to introduce Jayne Mansfield:

"Ladies and gentlemen, here they are — Jayne Mansfield!"
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Ohio's 12th district, GOP tries out a new CYA plan
Replies: 0
Views: 72

In Ohio's 12th district, GOP tries out a new CYA plan

NYT —> DUBLIN, Ohio — Republicans everywhere are confronting an ominous political environment, a Democratic opposition rippling with energy and a president on their own side prone to divisive outbursts and policy decrees. But in a special election for Congress Tuesday in the conservative suburbs of...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

I'm too cheap to subscribe , just take advantage of Medici's generous free offerings.The free access is usually only 30-60 days, thus the frequency of my Medici posts , before they expire, Amazon Prime subscribers get a ton of medici.tv concerts (incl. Verbier's) free with the sub and they haven't ...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Study shows that admissions test predicts later success at NYC's elite high schools
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Study shows that admissions test predicts later success at NYC's elite high schools

You would think, wouldn't you, that anyone who can score an 800 on the math SAT would also do well on the verbal ... who barely made 600 on the SAT verbal. I am not surprised. I think the SAT math test is what it claims to be — a test, and a good one, of mathematical reasoning. I would hesitate to ...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Boomers are facing a bankruptcy boom
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Boomers are facing a bankruptcy boom

NYT —> For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy. The signs of potential trouble — vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses, inadequate savings — have been building for years. Now, new research she...