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by jserraglio
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

Again, what others may choose to say or not say is up to them and NOMB. I disagree with Chalkperson about that, though I respect his opinions otherwise. The topic of this thread is Lance's inquiry about Chalkperson's absence from CMG, not classical music per se. So we are very much on topic . I am s...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

What others choose to say or not say is their prerogative and NOMB.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

Though I expressed strong opinions about electing Hillary Clinton, I otherwise lived pretty much in a political limbo between presidential election cycles and had never been inclined to post anything like a series of updates about current national politics before I read Chalkperson's post of 7 Febru...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

Chalkperson alerted me to the importance of the Mike Flynn affair and to Trump's impending war on the intelligence community (CIA, FBI, DOJ, NSA, DNI). His disenchantment with CMG's silence in the aftermath of the election came thru loud and clear in a post from early 2017. Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:37 pm:...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Implodes
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Trump Implodes

Last nite, Jimmy Kimmel joined the "Trump needs to go" chorus. His suggestion: declare Trump King of the USA, give him a crown and castle and lock him up in it.

by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Implodes
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Trump Implodes

The sins of the father should not be visited on his son, unless of course he commits them.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Implodes
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Trump Implodes

Trump went to the Trump Tower press conference with a printout in his pocket containing his original statement on Charlottesville which he read to the assembled reporters. That printout was his tiki torch. So he did not "go rogue", as the WH is saying on background. His statements were deliberate. H...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

If you look at the comments that follow Slatkin's article you will see some recommendations by music pros. Mine, fwiw, would be the Mt. St. Helens and St. Vartan symphonies.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

Nobody ever pays the "full" MTA fare, although its riders do kick in a bigger share of the actual cost than transit riders in other cities. $2.75 / $1.35? --are these not discounted fares made possible by massive public subsidies? The true cost for a full fare is about double what a regular rider pa...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

I count eight recordings of MM by seven significant conductors, all made in the last century. Schwarz took two of the eight bows. A cursory glance at YT turns up at least three recent performances by youth orchestras, so maybe that's where this beautiful work is most likely to be programmed in our ...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thrills and terror at the American summer carnival
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Thrills and terror at the American summer carnival

Washington Post If you believe a narrative that Americans are nihilistic ids who are test-piloting themselves toward their own inevitable doom, then there is probably hard evidence to be found at county fairs, like this one in rural Virginia, where a bunch of us are dangling in metal cages off a rid...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 200

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

I didn't know that either - thanks for the info. But like Len, I doubt I would use it much. For some reason, concerts and operas on video usually don't do it for me; I want to be in the same space as the performers, or else just listen to the audio. I rarely watch music videos. But a lot of these f...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 200

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

Using Firestick, I can easily search YouTube. Costs $35-40. Just saying.
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 200

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

Where exactly did you find this list of symphonies, concertos, etc.? I subscribe to Amazon Prime and watch free films on my TV by going into The streamming channel. But there I only find lists of films, both free and some for rent or even for sale. I have never seen any list of classical musiv item...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 200

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

I watch YouTube a lot but the video and sound quality on Prime Video is far superior when you are watching on a large-format HDTV. Yes I like to watch you tube on my big TV downstairs in our great room-a comfortable chair and big screen is better than watching on my upstairs computer. Regards, Len ...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 200

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

I watch YouTube a lot on a small computer monitor, but for a large-format HDTV, the video and sound quality on Prime Video is so far superior as to make YT unwatchable.
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 200

Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

. . . you may not realize that you also have free access via Amazon Prime Video to a pretty good selection of symphonies, operas and recitals on video, many in HD. I didn't till very recently. I bought the Amazon Fire TV Stick for under $30 hooked it up to my HDTV in about 10 minutes and was in busi...
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barbara Cook dead at 89
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Barbara Cook dead at 89

More info on the Barbara Cook YEOMEN OF THE GUARD: The April 10, 1957 Hallmark Hall of Fame Yeomen http://gasdisc.oakapplepress.com/yeohallmark.htm Cast Sir Richard Cholmondely Robert Wright Colonel Fairfax Bill Hayes Sergeant Meryll Norman Atkins Leonard Meryll Norman Barrs Jack Point Alfred Drake ...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barbara Cook dead at 89
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Barbara Cook dead at 89

Info from the owner of that 45rpm Gilbert & Sullivan record. . . . a very unusual item - a promotional record made for a 1957 televised presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan's Yeomen of the Guard , with a cast that included Alfred Drake and Barbara Cook, fresh from Candide . I'm no expert on G&S, but I...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

Rightly or wrongly, the article does address issues of scale and regulation. Sixty vehicles for the entire city? QTD: ... shuttle vans that hold over a dozen passengers ... Two debut routes running from the Lower East Side to Midtown in Manhattan, and from Greenpoint to Dumbo in Brooklyn. 'LES and G...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barbara Cook dead at 89
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Barbara Cook dead at 89

Cook's Gershwin songs with James Levine, piano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAhJZjTdus Cook's comments on auditioning for Bernstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF3fwp_VrdQ And on vinyl, easily accessible on the Web @ Big 10-inch Record: G & S: 2 studio recordings from Yeomen of the Guard , ...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barbara Cook dead at 89
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Barbara Cook dead at 89

New York Times https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwir7aiVq8_VAhWIdSYKHeT4AuIQqUMIKjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F08%2F08%2Ftheater%2Fbarbara-cook-dead.html&usg=AFQjCNGjTwkNPqd4sO9KvWcJ01YMH8YHkQ https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rc...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "top" 35 female composers in classical music
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: The "top" 35 female composers in classical music

Here is the article complete. I was not able to capture the YT links in my PDF. I got the Adblock warning, so I just paused Adblocking temporarily for that page and it loaded fine. I might note that the WashPost is offering a free 6 months digital subscription to all Amazon Prime members. NPR’s rec...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

Ford’s Chariot shuttles are expanding to New York City BY DARRELL ETHERINGTON Jul 27, 2017 http://snip.ly/3paoy?bannerid=10692488%7C1005875%7C143401343%7C80562851%7C319669628#https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/27/fords-chariot-shuttles-are-expanding-to-new-york-city/ Ford is adding its largest market ye...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More Americans, especially women, are binge boozing in 21st century
Replies: 1
Views: 79

More Americans, especially women, are binge boozing in 21st century

Bloomberg Americans are drinking more than they used to, a troubling trend with potentially dire implications for the country’s future health-care costs. The number of adults who binge drink at least once a week could be as high as 30 million, greater than the population of every state save Californ...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?

I read in yr earlier post that you recognized the difference. But that difference should be taken into account. Alcohol is not a banned substance under MLB rules. Banned are steroids, cannabinoids (e.g., THC, hashish and marijuana), synthetic THC and cannabimimetics (e.g., K2 and Spice), cocaine, LS...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?

It's really quite simple. Doping comes into play when thru your own fault others see an asterisk next to your homerun record a la Barry Bonds. Of course, Mantle was a substance abuser, so was Ruth. Were they not Yankees? Did alcohol enhance their performance? It may have done the opposite. Boozing u...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: August 21 eclipse to put dent in solar power generation
Replies: 1
Views: 79

August 21 eclipse to put dent in solar power generation

The total solar eclipse passing over the United States on August 21 is going to be disruptive. Authorities are predicting huge traffic jams, strained cellphone networks, and insufficient bathrooms for the masses driving to the center of the show. But there’s another disruption that will be brought o...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McCain's brain tumor was a factor in his Obamacare repeal no vote, says WI senator
Replies: 0
Views: 67

McCain's brain tumor was a factor in his Obamacare repeal no vote, says WI senator

CNN August 9, 2017 Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said Tuesday that he thinks that Sen. John McCain's brain tumor and the early morning hours may have affected the Arizona Republican's no vote on the Senate bill to repeal Obamacare. McCain voted no on the so-called skinny repeal, explainin...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FBI swoop down on Manafort apartment in the wee hours and seize docs
Replies: 0
Views: 78

FBI swoop down on Manafort apartment in the wee hours and seize docs

WAPO FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Federal agents app...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: MUSIC CHOICE Says Of Elgar ...
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: MUSIC CHOICE Says Of Elgar ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Oh, I'm not proposing a conspiracy or saying that this is not an expected phenomenon. I do wonder, however, why there are any non-Aussie recordings of Percy Grainger. ;)
Stokowski, Fennell, Britten, Gardiner, Hickox and Hamelin thought highly of Grainger, with good reason.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?

Whitey? You are missing a lot of fine young players in the post-doping era. E.g., Mike Trout of the Angels, headed to HoF and still only in his twenties. Saw him in person July 25. 3 grand slams hit in that 10-inning game. Who is he compared to at this point in his career? The Mick.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Corey Kluber and Chris Sale Have Been Dominant This Season, but Who's the AL Cy Young Favorite?

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/si/mlb/2017/08/09/corey-kluber-chris-sale-dominant-chance-cy-young%3fsource=dam Corey Kluber (Cleveland Indians) and Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox) both put up impressive performances Tuesday, but who has the better chance at the Cy Young? Sports Illustrated J...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GM predicts its self-driving car service is months away for general public; now free for employees in Frisco
Replies: 1
Views: 93

GM predicts its self-driving car service is months away for general public; now free for employees in Frisco

cD2JE-jnaHM CNN Money GM's Cruise is among a handful of companies racing to deliver self-driving technology to consumers. Its rival Waymo, the self-driving entity of Google's parent company, is launching a program in Phoenix to give rides to the public. NuTonomy, another competitor, gives self-driv...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3739
Views: 230224

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Here is my latest acquisition, an older release, gift from a friend, I like it a lot: http://i.prs.to/t_200/825646637379.jpg re: vanity projects. Youthful classical listeners today usually stream audio or buy digital files. They are far less likely than older folks to buy a physical CD. In any event...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Don`t get me wrong-we stand on many buses during the day but not so late evening. NYC is still incredibly vibrant-unfortunately not cheap. Worth every penny. The most exhilarating place I've ever lived. Loved it. Two towers framed by my living room window. At first, folks would show me where to go....
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Surprised by what you say about the buses-we use the buses quite a bit and late evening they`re usually pretty empty-the wait for them can be long. Len Long ago. I was not at all annoyed by standing on buses. Manhattan electrifying and cheap to live in back when. People mainly open-minded and toler...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017

Anxiety of musical influence. Christoph von Dohnanyi used to say: We give a great performance and George Szell gets all the credit.
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Moving to NYC...!

The problem with that is, the last PATH to New Jersey leaves Manhattan before 11:30 pm, and many Metropolitan Opera performances run to nearly midnight. (Len Goran knows more about these options than I do.) Most if not all of New York's subways run 24/7/365 and some buses run late too. I would boar...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tesla & competitors now able to plug into LA's lampposts but many more outlets will be needed as EV production ramps up
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Tesla & competitors now able to plug into LA's lampposts but many more outlets will be needed as EV production ramps up

Wall Street Journal To hit its sales targets, Tesla has to sell 430,000 cars by the end of 2018 and 10,000 a week after that—but where are they all going to plug in? It’s the dawn of the age of the electric vehicle. For real, this time. Probably. The evidence: Tesla’s delivery of its first “afforda...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017

this review sure doesn`t make it enticing for me-just look at the photos. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jul/27/la-clemenza-di-tito-review The Guardian article is reviewing another production at Glyndebourne! From what I can make out of the German text, and FWIW, Der Spiegel gives the Salzb...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Family not to blame for White House scuzziness
Replies: 0
Views: 92

First Family not to blame for White House scuzziness

Washington Post Donald Trump has spent a good chunk of his presidency far away from the fly-infested White House — lately at a cottage on his resort in Bedminster, N.J., where he recently explained to fellow golfers that the “White House is a real dump,” according to Golf magazine. You may have hea...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017

Like you, I like traditional production but I'm going to watch anyway after listening to the audio only and liking it. Some comments from listeners on another forum: ... they cut the recitatives and included other music like a movement from the C minor Mass and the Maurerische Trauermusik. Here is D...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Mozart: Clemenza di Tito: medici.tv: Currentzis & Sellars Salzburg August 2017

From medici.tv: Available free (with registration) until November 4, 2017 http://www.medici.tv/en/operas/mozart-la-clemenza-di-tito-salzburg-festival/ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La clemenza di Tito, K. 621 DETAILS Venue: Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg, Austria) Broadcast date: Friday, August 4, 2017 ...
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Shadowy hopefuls are positioned to run in 2020 and they aren't Dems
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Shadowy hopefuls are positioned to run in 2020 and they aren't Dems

New York Times WASHINGTON — Senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse have already been to Iowa this year, Gov. John Kasich is eyeing a return visit to New Hampshire, and Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hopi...
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Alt-right wants NSA McMaster's scalp but the president has his back for now
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Alt-right wants NSA McMaster's scalp but the president has his back for now

The New York Times Peter Baker 8/5/2017 President Trump defended Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, his embattled national security adviser, on Friday in the face of a full-bore campaign by the nationalist wing of his political coalition accusing him of undermining the president’s agenda and calling for his d...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's livery
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: Yuja Wang's livery

It’s just natural for me. I am 26 years old so I dress for 26. I can dress in long skirts when I am 40. Anyway I have many different styles, I don’t only wear short. I don’t understand why I have to explain this, I just do what is natural for me. If a beautiful male pianist wears tight pants, I’m no...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's livery
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: Yuja Wang's livery

Orchestras need to stop wearing dinner dress from a bygone age. http://www.classical-music.com/news/cla ... -says-poll
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MTA fix for antiquated NY subway: add cars, ditch seats
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: MTA fix for antiquated NY subway: add cars, ditch seats

Nonsense. Have you ever been in a NYC subway station during the summer? Oh yeah, took NYC subways to work from lower Manhattan to South Bronx and back, every day in the heat of summer days. No air conditioned cars back then either, as I recall. Not fun but at least I didn't have to worry about losi...