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by jserraglio
Mon May 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post: Trump asked DNI Coats & NSA's Adm Rogers to undermine FBI collusion probe; both intel chiefs refused
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Wash Post: Trump asked DNI Coats & NSA's Adm Rogers to undermine FBI collusion probe; both intel chiefs refused

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence By Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima May 22 at 6:23 PM https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-asked-intelligence-chiefs-to-push-back-against-fbi-collusion-probe-after-come...
by jserraglio
Mon May 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will Donald Trump Be Impeached? Pros & Cons
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Will Donald Trump Be Impeached? Pros & Cons

Assessment from FiveThirtyEight . Too long to print entirely. ________________________________________________________________ https://espnfivethirtyeight.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/impeachment-silver-leadr1.jpg?quality=90&strip=info&w=1024&ssl=1 Will Donald Trump Be Impeached? By Nate Silver May ...
by jserraglio
Mon May 22, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump

This disturbing article reminded me of the 5th point in Ronald Klain's excellent W. Post op-ed piece printed at the top of this thread. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/05/21/a-black-congressman-called-for-trumps-impeachment-lynching-threats-followed-he-said/?utm_term=.2a84a4eb...
by jserraglio
Sun May 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals

The musicologist being criticized here was talking about a time when there was a public domain in the US. He wasn't referring to recordings by name artists like AT that commercial outfits owned rights to. He wasn't dissing archivists/librarians (they were friends and colleagues) or accusing them of ...
by jserraglio
Sun May 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals

Many of YouTube's commercial classical recordings, esp. broadcasts, are now being uploaded complete by the rights holders. I suppose they earn revenue from them a la Spotify and Pandora as well as promote their DVD and CD products.





by jserraglio
Sun May 21, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals

. . . You can't blame them [sound archives, as at the Library of Congress] for "sitting on" their collections; that's what libraries are supposed to do . . . . Instead you should praise them devoting so much time, effort, and money to acquiring, preserving, and restoring these recordings, and makin...
by jserraglio
Sun May 21, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals

I'm all for magic eyeglasses with a recording device built in. . . . I know of a lady from London, a dowager she was, who would fly into the States just to hear special concerts and then record them in wonderful binaural sound from the best seat in the house using earbud "headphones" with embedded ...
by jserraglio
Sat May 20, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Albee's "Three Tall Women" coming to Broadway
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Albee's "Three Tall Women" coming to Broadway

Just finished WAVW again in its 2005 revised version. It's not considered his greatest play but I love Albee's brilliant take on American speech. Albee is one of our big four along with O'Neill, Williams and Miller--no surprises there.
by jserraglio
Sat May 20, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump

still he's a fellow Brooklynite! God's big acres lie in the lush Western Reserve and vast Northwest Territory corridor, as a defeated presidential candidate has discovered to her chagrin. I eagerly await David McCullough's “The Pioneers,” his forthcoming book about the settlement of the Northwest T...
by jserraglio
Sat May 20, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: As Trump takes off, Post and NYT publish new stories that may discredit him
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: As Trump takes off, Post and NYT publish new stories that may discredit him

Here is the article. We owe the Post and the Times bigly for putting the kibosh on Trump's capers. And print journalism was supposed to be dead! Instead, this may be its finest hour. The Post has published an animated graphic about Trump's cronies' ties to Russia that is shocking. https://www.washi...
by jserraglio
Fri May 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump

A provocative piece. Yes, Trump still is extremely formidable and dangerous, not to be taken lightly by any means, but he shouldn't be overestimated either. CNN reports tonight that lawyers in the Trump WH counsel's office are contemplating the "distant" and "unlikely" possibility that he will be im...
by jserraglio
Fri May 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: As Trump takes off, Post and NYT publish new stories that may discredit him
Replies: 3
Views: 95

As Trump takes off, Post and NYT publish new stories that may discredit him

Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russia-probe-reaches-current-white-house-official-people-familiar-with-the-case-say/2017/05/19/7685adba-3c99-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.606f71...
by jserraglio
Thu May 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE STING
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: THE STING

Whether Joplin's ragtime music is classical music is open to dispute, but contrary to what was stated earlier in this thread, his rags have everything to do with Classical Music Chatterbox. Works of music may change over time. I think that Joplin's rags, whatever their origins, whatever their compos...
by jserraglio
Thu May 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'Maria Callas Live' box of remastered live recordings due in Sept
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: 'Maria Callas Live' box of remastered live recordings due in Sept

Oh brother, I've got all of those original recordings as well. Just how much better can Warner's "remastered" sound be than the originals. Still nice to have them all in one boxed set. A poster on another site states that these remasterings will not be licensed from the BJR tapes/Divina Records (th...
by jserraglio
Thu May 18, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Curse Of Tone Deafness
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: The Curse Of Tone Deafness

This is odd, because from all reports, Pope Francis is a big opera fan . "Among musicians I love Mozart, of course. The ‘Et incarnatus est’ from his Mass in C minor is matchless; it lifts you to God! I love Mozart performed by Clara Haskil. Mozart fulfills me. But I cannot think about his music; I ...
by jserraglio
Thu May 18, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE STING
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: THE STING

Presenting Scott Joplin performed by Josh Rifkin from the Nonesuch catalog, chock full of pop titles produced by Theresa Sterne.

by jserraglio
Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: House GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy "joked" about Trump being on Putin payroll
Replies: 2
Views: 112

House GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy "joked" about Trump being on Putin payroll

Spokespersons for the GOP House leadership at first denied that this ever happened. But there was one little problem. The Washington Post had obtained a recording of the conversation and the article publishes a transcript so the reader can judge for himself how much of a "joke" this really was inten...
by jserraglio
Wed May 17, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'Maria Callas Live' box of remastered live recordings due in Sept
Replies: 4
Views: 151

'Maria Callas Live' box of remastered live recordings due in Sept

'Maria Callas Live' box-set of remastered live recordings to be released in September Gramophone Wed 17th May 2017 The 40th anniversary of Maria Callas's death in Paris will be marked by the release of a new 42-disc box-set from Warner Classics called 'Maria Callas Live: Remastered Live Recordings ...
by jserraglio
Wed May 17, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News

It did not work for me. I routinely did all that you suggest, and these are very important things to do, but still had my machine infected. I was informed by my employer's IT pro that all he had to do to eliminate my problems was to run Malwarebytes . It's free, a snap to install, not at all an elab...
by jserraglio
Wed May 17, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Curse Of Tone Deafness
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: The Curse Of Tone Deafness

So Pope Francis' intonation doesn't produce earworms. So he can't sound off to perfection in an archaic tongue now used mainly for ritual. Even allowing for a dollop of afflatus, I wasn't aware a Jesuit education conferred such abilities on its recipients. Many popes have left people cold. They came...
by jserraglio
Tue May 16, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT reports Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation
Replies: 1
Views: 96

NYT reports Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html Report denied by the WH within minutes of its publication. OOJ, of course, is an impeachable offense (viz. Richard Nixon & Bill Clinton). Was t...
by jserraglio
Tue May 16, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE STING
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: THE STING

John F wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 11:06 am
. . . music by Joplin - it's pop music, nothing to do with Classical Music Chatterbox.
In my view, Joplin's ragtime music very much belongs here, as does The Sting ST (arr. Gunther Schuller).







by jserraglio
Tue May 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials

According to columnist George Will, the GOP, like most politicians, espouse situation ethics. Right and wrong are determined by which chair you happen to be sitting in. Our allies are fearful, our enemies are gleeful. How different would the present situation be if Trump had in fact been a Siberian ...
by jserraglio
Tue May 16, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials

Trump statement via Twitter: As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrori...
by jserraglio
Tue May 16, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials

Trump sowed the seed of discord in the intelligence community, most recently by firing James Comey. Now he is reaping the whirlwind as they may be the force that hit him back hard yesterday night. The Wash. Post scoop has been confirmed in its essentials by the New York Times. Thanks go to the elite...
by jserraglio
Mon May 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador The Post is holding back as too sensitive to publish the classified intelligence that they say Trump blabbed to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security...
by jserraglio
Mon May 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News

A good antivirus is essential. I use VIPRE , supplied by my employer. But there are many other good ones, reasonably priced. Check out this PCMag article: Best Ransomware Protection of 2017 http://www.pcmag.com/roundup/353231/the-best-ransomware-protection As a backup (no antivirus is perfect) I dow...
by jserraglio
Sun May 14, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

As I said, and as this story indicates, replacing the man at the top of the FBI will not “consolidate control of the F.B.I.”, whose career officers and staff will undoubtedly pursue their current investigations as before, if anything more intensively. These people's institutional and personal pride...
by jserraglio
Sun May 14, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Teachers and their influence
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Teachers and their influence

Another great teacher, and greatly-in-demand, who fathered notable musical progeny too (Alisa, cellist, Joshua conductor) and who I believe is still active. I have listened to all of his RCA LPs with the Cleveland Quartet I could lay my hands on. Not much has made it to CD. The YT video from 2016 de...
by jserraglio
Sun May 14, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Serkin - Columbia Album Collection Aug 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Rudolf Serkin - Columbia Album Collection Aug 2017

Rudolf Serkin Chopin Etudes Op. 25 (LOC 5 May 1948)

by jserraglio
Sun May 14, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Serkin - Columbia Album Collection Aug 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Rudolf Serkin - Columbia Album Collection Aug 2017

And they have been transferred and remastered from original tapes in HD 24/192 technology. That adds another level of interest to this set.







Beethoven's Piano Sonata "Waldstein" 2nd half of Third movement 1965

by jserraglio
Sat May 13, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

The pendulum has swung from "no drama" with Obama to "psycho-drama" with Trump. Barack, the embodiment of Superego ; Donald, poster child for our Id . In folklore, the Lord of Misrule is usually exiled once the social fabric repairs itself. We are in need of a Prince Hal who will eventually assume t...
by jserraglio
Sat May 13, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Lenny, our President is a growing boy. The Don requires that his hand be kissed at dinner by his loyal subjects. But he needs meds more than dessert.
by jserraglio
Sat May 13, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

In calling impeachment a fantasy, Erikson presumes Trump is capable of governing the nation for 3 1/2 more years. Highly questionable assumption, given the events of the past week, let alone the past 5 months. But supposing impeachment to be the long game, Trump's opponents can still play small ball...
by jserraglio
Sat May 13, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CNN: A Week Like No other
Replies: 1
Views: 113

CNN: A Week Like No other

The Lord of Misrule rules . . . for now. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/13/politics/donald-trump-james-comey-russia-week/ A week of political bedlam has left a presidency in crisis, Washington in uproar and the national psyche increasingly addled. A whole administration's worth of shocks, contradiction...
by jserraglio
Fri May 12, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

It can be done because it must be done. The 25th Amendment should be invoked if he refuses to resign.

Trump needs to go.

P.S. He needs to go now.
by jserraglio
Fri May 12, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Sad to say, the Republic has now completed a circle of sorts, fame to shame: From George ("I cannot tell a lie") Washington to Donald Trump ("master of deceit, father of lies"). He might be out of our hair within a year. Maybe his wife and kids will prevail upon him to do the right thing and resign ...
by jserraglio
Thu May 11, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Now I know why we have a Fifth Amendment. Trump incriminated himself big league in the NBC Lester Holt interview. Obstruction of justice. He may be gone, one way or another, even sooner than I had expected, maybe even by the end of the year. Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred. https://www.nytim...
by jserraglio
Thu May 11, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Len, if you are worried about "squashing", that's cause for concern. I recall you being worried about Trump winning the election and look what happened. Cassandra clairvoyance. Look for Comey to be speaking out now that Trump in his Lester Holt interview has raised the possibility of OOJ in three se...
by jserraglio
Thu May 11, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Hopefully, the FBI pros can administer Trump his death by a thousand leeches if the new FBI director tries to squash their investigation into the Russia matter. Trump has already lawyered up a big Washington firm for the battle royal that lies ahead. I believe that Eagle-Scout Comey is a mere sacrif...
by jserraglio
Thu May 11, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Deputy AG Rosenstein reportedly threatened to quit over depiction of his role in Comey dismissal Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to quit over the depiction of his role in President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, The Washington Post reported late Wednesday, citing a person c...
by jserraglio
Wed May 10, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

How and why Trump fired Comey. This Wash Post story, constructed from dozens of sources, fills in the background and calls into question the official White House version of events. Funny thing is how Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein's stellar reputation has been tainted in less than two weeks merely by acc...
by jserraglio
Wed May 10, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Latest Tweet: Trump expects most everybody will thank him for getting rid of Comey after everything settles down. His WH political operation has been a map of self-delusion.
by jserraglio
Wed May 10, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Comey may have been fired because Trump resents the fact that Comey towers over him in physical as well as moral stature (the moral bar being set pretty low in this case).
by jserraglio
Wed May 10, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1612

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Long overdue. Comey's bull-in-a-china-shop handling of politically charged investigations unquestionably harmed Hillary Clinton and therefore helped Donald Trump in last year's election. My only complaint is that Trump is sure to appoint somebody even worse. Just because Trump did it, for whatever ...
by jserraglio
Sun May 07, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ginastera's opera Bomarzo, video available till June
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Ginastera's opera Bomarzo, video available till June

Bomarzo, Teatro Real, April-May 2017 Madrid, May 2017 http://concert.arte.tv/de/bomarzo-von-alberto-ginastera-am-teatro-real-madrid or http://www.theoperaplatform.eu/en/opera/ginastera-bomarzo Alberto Ginastera: 'Bomarzo' Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta ...
by jserraglio
Sat May 06, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorker: How Trump could get fired
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: New Yorker: How Trump could get fired

IS POLITICAL HUBRIS AN ILLNESS? By Evan Osnos May 5, 2017 http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/is-political-hubris-an-illness In February, 2009, the British medical journal Brain published an article on the intersection of health and politics titled “Hubris Syndrome: An Acquired Personality D...
by jserraglio
Sat May 06, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorker: How Trump could get fired
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: New Yorker: How Trump could get fired

As the scandal ground on, Nixon made his second mistake: he flouted the authority of a coequal branch of government. “They [WH aides] said he [Reagan] wouldn’t come over to work—all he wanted to do was watch movies and television at the residence.” Law and history make clear that Trump’s most urgen...
by jserraglio
Sat May 06, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorker: How Trump could get fired
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: New Yorker: How Trump could get fired

If you’d have asked me around Election Day, I would have said it’s not realistic,” Robert B. Reich, Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, told me in April. “But I’m frankly amazed at the degree of activism among Democrats and the degree of resolution. I’ve not seen anything like this since the anti-Vietnam...
by jserraglio
Fri May 05, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorker: How Trump could get fired
Replies: 6
Views: 249

New Yorker: How Trump could get fired

The Political Scene MAY 8, 2017 ISSUE HOW TRUMP COULD GET FIRED The Constitution offers two main paths for removing a President from office. How feasible are they? By Evan Osnos https://www.google.com/amp/www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/08/how-trump-could-get-fired/amp The history of besieged Pre...