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by jserraglio
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee's latest journey into the dark heart of America
Replies: 5
Views: 163

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

Spike Lee Does Battle with “BlacKkKlansman”
Review by Anthony Lane

Set in the seventies, Lee’s blistering film abounds with topical hints about our present era, drunk as it is on its own craziness.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... kkklansman
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 477
Views: 115444

Re: What I listened to today

Summer's Last Will and Testament http://www.edwardsboys.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nashe.jpg Toscanini Marathon TT: 20'32" Begun this morning . . . Toscanini-NBC - 14 Concert Jukebox AT 1938 01 01 - Schubert 9, LvB SQ Op 135, Strauss D & T AT 1938 01 08 - Mozart Flute, LvB 6, Saint-Saens Macabr...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 477
Views: 115444

Re: What I listened to today

Rhorer-CdH - Mozart Clemenza di Tito

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnJuppBUWi0

by jserraglio
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Abuse and racial profiling occur when US customs invasively searches women at airports
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Abuse and racial profiling occur when US customs invasively searches women at airports

WAPO — Tameika Lovell was retrieving luggage at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport when Customs and Border Protection officers detained her for a random search. It was Nov. 27, 2016, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and the school counselor from Long Island had just returned from a short...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Thanks, I didn't know about this Met commission but I like the original Hitchcock film.
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

The music is by one of my favorite composers, Bernard Herrmann and it is from the soundtrack of one of my favorite flicks. North by Northwest . I believe Herrmann himself led the MGM studio orchestra in the 1959 film, and in his hommage , Scorsese simply used snippets from that ST. Hermann's stunnin...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Check out the Scorsese/Hitchcock short that heavily influenced it. The Key to Reserva, a 2007 film short by Martin Scorsese (based on fragments of a film Alfred Hitchcock never made) https://v637g.app.goo.gl/4AMtvYXJzMNYq9fj9 or https://www.youtube.com/embed/dGDbTcmh4nQ?start=179&end=460&version=3 d...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

"If you want drama, go to the opera." -- Mission Impossible V: Rogue Nation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2TU--E6OE



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw6MBgOs1jU

by jserraglio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee's latest journey into the dark heart of America
Replies: 5
Views: 163

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

Another "offender" in this regard is the Nobel Prize winning Toni Morrison, whom I once heard interviewed in a context where she spent at least five minutes talking about how she would expect to be one of the first people deported if the US were like Nazi Germany (not that we are not approaching th...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: West Side Story John Wilson 2018 Proms BINAURAL mix
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: West Side Story John Wilson 2018 Proms BINAURAL mix

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/Georg_Neumann_Ku_100_Dummy_Head.jpg?download Neumann KU100 microphone used to record binaural sound https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_recording https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dummy_head_recording ___________________________________ Here's the ...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...
Replies: 20
Views: 215

Re: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...

When John Boehner was Speaker of the House, I made the incredibly stupid mistake of asking an Academic Bowl question and pronouncing it Boner. My left-leaning spouse has pronounced it BONER for many years now, with an added dollop of contempt. But that started long before supersize genitals qualifi...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...
Replies: 20
Views: 215

Re: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...

Rod Rosen-steen or Rosen-stine?
Robert Mule-ler or Muh-ler?
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vets Day 1918-2018 MAGA-style: The only soldiers allowed to parade are those who never do
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Vets Day 1918-2018 MAGA-style: The only soldiers allowed to parade are those who never do

NYT —> WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday canceled plans for a military parade this fall in Washington, blaming local officials for inflating the estimated costs, saying they “know a windfall when they see it.” Mr. Trump said he would instead attend another parade planned at Joint Base Andrews t...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: West Side Story John Wilson 2018 Proms BINAURAL mix
Replies: 2
Views: 66

West Side Story John Wilson 2018 Proms BINAURAL mix

https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eq4fbp/play/p06drb3s Listen with headphones. This rare performance of the theatre score (authorised concert version) features a cast joined by an ensemble of students from London theatre schools. Leonard Bernstein West Side Story Concert performance Mikaela Bennett, Mari...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is ‘The Bassarids’ an Operatic Masterpiece, or ‘Strauss Turned Sour’?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Is ‘The Bassarids’ an Operatic Masterpiece, or ‘Strauss Turned Sour’?

A specialty of Christoph von Dohnanyi: Cleveland Orchestra - Henze Bassarids [Silja] 1990. I've heard this broadcast several times and think it's a masterwork. I'm also a fan of the Euripides original. An FM broadcast of Henze's Die Bassariden , or more appropriately, since this concert performance ...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brennan Times editorial raises provocative question: What sort of animal needs a hogwash?
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Brennan Times editorial raises provocative question: What sort of animal needs a hogwash?

NYT When Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s internal security service, told me during an early August 2016 phone call that Russia wasn’t interfering in our presidential election, I knew he was lying. Over the previous several years I had grown weary of Mr. Bortnikov’s denials of Russia’s per...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Latest on priest abuse of children
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Latest on priest abuse of children

Dan Levin New York Times Why the grand Jury report is unlikely to lead to criminal charges Get a nightly, bite-size rundown of the day's top stories. Sign up for the Evening Briefing newsletter. The searing grand jury report issued Tuesday in Pennsylvania that accuses bishops and other Roman Cathol...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Latest on priest abuse of children
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Latest on priest abuse of children

To some extent the Church thought it could alleviate the problem of priestly licentiousness by excluding psychologically healthy homosexually oriented men from ordination. That was IMO based on a faulty understanding of both moral theology and human sexuality, also on scapegoating and the need for a...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Latest on priest abuse of children
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Latest on priest abuse of children

NYT —> Penn grand jury believes that Church hierarchy followed unwritten playbook to conceal abuses. by Scott Dodd Avoid scandal. Use euphemisms. Ask inadequate questions. Lock complaints away in a “secret archive.” Above all, don’t tell the police. Those are some of the tactics that leaders of the...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Latest on priest abuse of children
Replies: 9
Views: 122

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: 238

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: 238

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: 238

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: 15
Views: 230

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: 238

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: 238

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: 238

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.
.
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gimme shelter — music to soothe the savage beast
Replies: 18
Views: 238

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: 238

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: 95
Views: 25187

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: 81

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: 81

'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: 95
Views: 25187

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: 5
Views: 163

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: 477
Views: 115444

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: 477
Views: 115444

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: 143

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: 108

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: 73

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: 477
Views: 115444

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: 108

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: 108

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: 5
Views: 163

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: 113

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: 113

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...