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by jserraglio
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Cleveland Orchestra marks its 100th this week at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: The Cleveland Orchestra marks its 100th this week at Carnegie Hall

Some of Szell's live concerts are pretty spectacular too. An Emperor with Curzon, best ever heard IMO, and some modern works: Lees, Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra and Rochberg's Second.
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up

Ah, the 'set and forget' strategy is now very much a thing of the past. Unfortunately. He was constantly managing. He just refused to buy crap or be lured into fads like the one that led to the dot-com bubble. A name asset management firm took a look at his portfolio in the wake of the Great Recess...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Cleveland Orchestra marks its 100th this week at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: The Cleveland Orchestra marks its 100th this week at Carnegie Hall

Szell was really special, but Rodzinski had the orchestra in pretty good shape long before Szell got there, Maazel, Boulez and Dohnanyi kept it up long afterwards, and recordings of all four conductors with this orchestra show it. I have heard the CO live and they still project that blended, chamber...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up

Belle wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Obviously an excellent outcome for him!!! But I suspect there were other forces at play, such as the willingness to take risk.
Actually, he took very few risks. It was all about slow and steady growth over 6 decades.
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald's voter fraud commission researcher requested a list of all Texas voters with Hispanic names
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Donald's voter fraud commission researcher requested a list of all Texas voters with Hispanic names

The Washington Post President Trump’s voting commission asked every state and the District for detailed voter registration data, but in Texas’s case it took an additional step: It asked to see Texas records that identify all voters with Hispanic surnames, newly released documents show. In buying ne...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up

Belle wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:25 pm
I manage a fairly large share portfolio and never read the WSJ
My dad, a welder by trade, successfully managed a large share portfolio entirely on his own with zero training in finance and no professional advice. He read the WSJ every day and told me it gave him all the help he needed.
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Cleveland Orchestra marks its 100th this week at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 4
Views: 73

The Cleveland Orchestra marks its 100th this week at Carnegie Hall

New York Times James Oestreich CLEVELAND — Sound the trumpets, peal the bells! The Cleveland Orchestra, which many consider one of the finest ensembles in the nation and the world, turns 100 this year. But don’t necessarily expect the orchestra, which plays two soberly sensible programs at Carnegie...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up

As I said, I disagree with the comments of the "observers" who are very different to market analysts whose job it is to advise investors based on thorough knowledge of the movement of individual stocks. And anonymous 'observers' is sloppy journalism. Here in Australia these people are usually (almo...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Live from Carnegie Hall: Sunday 21 Jan 2 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Live from Carnegie Hall: Sunday 21 Jan 2 PM

Sunday, Jan. 21 https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/janine-jansen-jean-yves-thibaudet-play-grieg-debussy-and-chausson/ Grieg, Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13 Debussy, Violin Sonata Chausson, Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21 Janine Jansen, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 35 years of opera supertitles
Replies: 4
Views: 64

35 years of opera supertitles

NPR In 1983, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto tried a grand experiment. While the singers performed Elektra in German onstage, simultaneous translations in English were projected above the stage. These "supertitles," as they've come to be known, were quickly adopted at opera houses and are now...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up

My take . . . -- The article reprinted here is incomplete (half of it was behind a pay-wall). -- It refers largely not to investors's motives historically but to the motives behind the current run-up of 1,000 pts. on the DJIA in a week. What is that if not "irrational exuberance", or baldly stated -...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anshel Brusilow (14 Aug 1928–15 Jan 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Anshel Brusilow (14 Aug 1928–15 Jan 2018)

Heck148 wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:02 am
his book is most enjoyable:
<<Shoot the Conductor: Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy (Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series)Jul 15, 2015
by Anshel Brusilow and Robin Underdahl
on Kindle for under $10.
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Glenn Simpson tells Congress how the Donald dossier was produced
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Glenn Simpson tells Congress how the Donald dossier was produced

Fake news! Truth to tell, she got laid on.
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91
Replies: 5
Views: 55

'Chef of the century' dead at 91

CNN January 20, 2018 Paul Bocuse, a renowned chef credited with transforming French cuisine, has died at age 91, the French interior minister said Saturday. "Paul Bocuse is dead. Gastronomy is in mourning. Sir Paul was France. Simplicity and generosity. Excellence and the art of living. The Pope of...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Glenn Simpson tells Congress how the Donald dossier was produced
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Glenn Simpson tells Congress how the Donald dossier was produced

Full transcript. Fascinating reading: How Donald graduated from wearing Cosa Nostra ties to Ruskie cravats.

http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/ ... -SD002.pdf
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 138
Views: 5423

Re: What I listened to today

Daniel Harding Conducts Allan Pettersson: Symphony No. 7 (2017)

audio only of the Pettersson 7th.


video capture of complete concert: Schumann's Cello Concerto & Pettersson's Seventh.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rOQpx ... hl_xXSBJd7
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court adds Donald v. Hawaii travel ban case to its docket
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Supreme Court adds Donald v. Hawaii travel ban case to its docket

New York Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would consider a challenge to President Trump’s latest effort to limit travel from countries said to pose a threat to the nation’s security, adding a major test of presidential power to a docket already crowded with blockbust...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Long-term care costs sink insurers and elderly alike
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Long-term care costs sink insurers and elderly alike

Wall Street Journal Battered by losses, long-term-care insurers hit policyholders with steep rate increases that many never saw coming. Long-term-care insurance was supposed to help pay for nursing homes, assisted living and personal aides for tens of millions of Americans when they became unable t...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Starting in Feb., an unwelcome surprise lurks for many taxpayers
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Starting in Feb., an unwelcome surprise lurks for many taxpayers

Wall Street Journal Tax Report Workers’ withholding may no longer reflect what is owed for the current year or anticipated refunds In the next few weeks, don’t fail to go over your paycheck withholding. You could avoid a bad surprise. Recently the Treasury Department announced revisions to the 2018...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up
Replies: 13
Views: 293

WSJ: Behind Wall Street's Melt-up

Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/melt-up-rally-propels-dow-above-26000-as-fear-turns-to-greed-1516222815?ru=yahoo?mod=yahoo_itp&yptr=yahoo By Corrie Driebusch, Michael Wursthorn and Chris Dieterich Jan. 17, 2018 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 26000 for the first time ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing off
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing

... there's no denying the validity of the comments I posted in terms of the society. Donald is not my president either but I do take exception to some of the generalizations and innuendo in the quoted comments. we live in a world of constant vile swearing on TV, sexualised Childrens' programmes, g...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anshel Brusilow (14 Aug 1928–15 Jan 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Anshel Brusilow (14 Aug 1928–15 Jan 2018)

Violin soloist, concertmaster, conductor and author of the memoir Shoot the Conductor . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anshel_Brusilow All his RCA recordings conducting the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia are outstanding, and he appeared as soloist on several Ormandy recordings, e.g., Yardumian's Vi...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing off
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing off

Washington Post Analysis: Denials by Cotton and Perdue of profane Trump comment encapsulate why people distrust politicians By James Hohmann January 16 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/01/16/daily-202-denials-by-cotton-and-perdue-of-profane-trump-comment-encapsula...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

Shitshow vs. shithole. Two entirely different contexts, intentions and meanings--one benign, the other malign. Obama's point was that Western Europe (UK and France) had screwed up Libya and turned it into a shitshow , and also that he himself was at fault for allowing that to happen. He was characte...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

jbuck wrote:Sorry, but this still sounds to me like misogyny pure and simple.
Yup, the epithet "snotty" sounds more palatable than the nickname "crooked", but I agree it is derived from the same ad mulierem rhetorical toolkit.
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

Washington Post One barnyard epithet, and the leader of the free world was now definitively a racist or, alternatively, was back in the good graces of those who had worried he was wavering in his nationalism. One ugly denunciation of the population of much of the planet, and President Trump had onc...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

NBC News Hillary Clinton on Friday called President Donald Trump's reported remarks racist as she added her voice to the uproar after the president allegedly derided Haitians and referred to African nations as "shithole" countries in a discussion on immigration. "Snotty"? Maybe. At least it is not "...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

david johnson wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:04 am
Those who disagree w/me about her are the people who are wrong.
Count me among the wrong. 'Snotty' Hillary would've been a good president: granted, she was not a good candidate. I also prefer bourbon to Kool-Aid.
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald paid porn star $130,000 in hush money a month before election
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Donald paid porn star $130,000 in hush money a month before election

Wall Street Journal A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matt...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame

John Bull to Uncle Sam: "You broke it, you own it."

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by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame

NBC President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has canceled a trip to London, in a tweet that blamed his predecessor for selling the previous U.S. Embassy in that city for "peanuts." There have been calls in the U.K. for the British government to call off the planned trip after Trump shared anti-...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 138
Views: 5423

Re: What I listened to today

Digitized analog reel recordings of Robert Mann with the JSQ [TT: 11 hrs]: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Juilliard String Quartet - Live from the Library of Congress 1965-1991 1. 1965, December 17 & 18: Mozart Brahms Dvorák (December 17 edited f...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

The Donald, much maligned as EGO when in fact he's ID.

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by jserraglio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

By The Editorial Board Jan. 10, 2018 Is Donald Trump mentally fit to be president of the United States? It’s an understandable question, and it’s also beside the point. Understandable because Mr. Trump’s behavior in office — impulsive, erratic, dishonest, childish, crude — is so alarming, and so far...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald spouts Know-Nothingism to lawmakers Thursday in Oval Office
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Donald spouts Know-Nothingism to lawmakers Thursday in Oval Office

Quo usque tandem abutere, Donalde, patientia nostra? ————— Washington Post President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, accord...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When paper-tiger Donald trashes stocks, chances are they'll go up
Replies: 0
Views: 98

When paper-tiger Donald trashes stocks, chances are they'll go up

CNN MONEY January 11, 2018 Want to buy a stock that's a sure winner? One money manager jokingly suggests looking for companies that President Trump has bashed on Twitter. Barry Ritholtz, chairman and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, set up just such a portfolio before the ina...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chinese search engine
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Chinese search engine

And I'll bet the word "democracy" doesn't occur on a single page, or at least is not searchable as a term. 71,000,000 hits searching Baidu on the term "democracy", this one at the top of the hierarchy. 民主 [min zhu] democracy The word democracy comes from the Greek word "demos," meaning the people. ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 pm
ignorant use of the term "consensual."
Cognitive decline, rather than ignorance, might better explain Trump's frequent word garbling. His physician might be able to identify it this Friday even without a psychiatric or neurological evaluation, especially if he is on the alert.
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Didn't know Lincoln Center was closed
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Didn't know Lincoln Center was closed

Thanks, jserraglio. Not only is this Alexa something I don't need to have, it sounds like something nobody needs to have. :mrgreen: Except maybe blind people who can't read this information from Lincoln Center's web site. Actually, the Echo is way popular over on Amazon. This kind of voice-activate...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/politics/trump-consensual-twitter-typo/index.html ________________________________________________ US President Donald Trump has deleted a Tweet citing his "consensual presidency" after the typo was caught by the Twittersphere. Trump initially misquoted conservative col...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 138
Views: 5423

Re: What I listened to today

Love the Varviso-led Meistersinger on Philips LPs. Bought it before going to see Ehrling conduct it at the Met. I have them all on LP except the Levine, which didnt come out till the early CD era.

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by jserraglio
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency

Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence..... — Donald J. Trump (@r...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 138
Views: 5423

Re: What I listened to today

This morning: Wagner/Lohengrin/Sawallisch/Bayreuth/Decca The 1962 "Lohengrin" was published by Philips, which had an exclusive with Bayreuth in the 1960s. But I guess with all the mergers and buy-outs of record companies, they don't care which label they use. Decca did publish a Bayreuth "Lohengrin...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems, and a lone Republican, briefed about Trump's mental health
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Dems, and a lone Republican, briefed about Trump's mental health

Lone is a good word. Mathematically, it is one number removed from zero. Lone minus zero/no Limit. I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Lo...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Trump and Bannon split up

WH now accusing Michael Wolff of being a fantasy fiction writer: well, dumbasses, why did you give him the run of the West Wing? Go back to Latin IV, guys: Timeo Demokrats et dona ferentes.
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems, and a lone Republican, briefed about Trump's mental health
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Dems, and a lone Republican, briefed about Trump's mental health

Yale psychiatry professor: Trump is 'unraveling' New York Daily News Jessica Chia Jan 4th 2018 A psychiatry professor at Yale who believes President Trump’s “unraveling” mental health is a mounting emergency made her case to more than a dozen members of Congress last month. Dr. Bandy X. Lee, an int...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tech giants scramble to head off global hacks of computers, tablets and smartphones
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Tech giants scramble to head off global hacks of computers, tablets and smartphones

Wall Street Journal Spectre and Meltdown, long-time design bugs, could make many devices vulnerable to hack. The world’s computer-chip and software makers scrambled to respond to the disclosure of two widespread hardware vulnerabilities found by cybersecurity experts that could affect most of the w...