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by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

MagaMan's national man-made emergency manufactured in the Rose Garden today has just put Texas in play in 2020. Let's see if the GOP can lose Texas and retain the Presidency.
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

MagaMan. Nutjob. Weakling. Even Coulter now accuses him of scamming the Trumpen proletariat. A Russian fellow traveler in the bargain.
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

I agree, having lived there long enough to bond with the city and consider it my second home.

So shame on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for cheering Amazon's decision to renege. She doesn't even represent that district. She needs to work on getting rid of the GREEN NEW DEAL behind her own ears.
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

Amazon is no paragon, but its abrupt withdrawal was a blow to New York, which stood to gain 25,000 jobs and an estimated $27 billion in tax revenue over the next two decades. Right. An imbroglio both for the city and the company but more embarrassingly for the city which just got stood up on Valent...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'
Replies: 0
Views: 14

At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'

NYT — WASHINGTON — Despite telling his doctor that he would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds, President Trump gained weight over the past year and is now officially obese. The president was weighed last week as part of his annual physical, and is now at 243 pounds, according to Dr. Sean Conley, the Whit...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

As I understand it, Amazon was not proposing to build a warehouse in LIC. So comparing Amazon high-end HQ jobs to those at Walmart stores is like comparing honeycrisp apples to rotten tomatoes because they both look red! But I guess that's what being myopic means.:mrgreen: Amazon opposes unionizatio...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

John F wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:40 am
from a selfish point of view, it doesn't matter anyway.
Most New Yorkers apparently would've welcomed an infusion of high-paying jobs into the city's economy. Nashvillians mightn't have, NYC's loss being their gain.
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is imo becoming a bit of a pain. She and the other coastal arrivistes in the party are much more likely to get MagaMan reelected than Independents like Howard Schultz. I think the Dems should nominate a centrist. I could live with Biden or Booker. Nix to Sanders, Warren, Gi...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

We're doing OK. I think it's doubtful that the addition or 25,000 "high-paying" tech-oriented jobs would do much good for the kind of people who are out of work here. The only New Yorkers who would clearly benefit directly would have been the landlords. 25,000 jobs x Amazon's median salary for its ...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Slacker (1991) by Richard Linklater
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Slacker (1991) by Richard Linklater

Selected in 2012 by the LOC for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry as culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Reissued as part of the Criterion Collection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEAbiCDVJ4

by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

Free Streaming Included with Amazon Prime - and - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxHoNgtECezB5Tcblv7svuQ Waiting for Benny: A Tribute to Benny Goodman Francis POULENC Sonata for clarinet and piano, FP 184 (1962) Leonard BERNSTEIN Sonata for clarinet and piano (1941-42) George GERSHWIN Three Prelu...
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 20
Views: 203

AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

Vows To Nix Deal To Build HQ2 In LIC. After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with stat...
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

More from the tour of Scandinavia:

Erland von Koch (1910-2009)
Symphony No. 6 "Salvare la terra" (1991-92)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Cecilia Rydinger Alin, conductor
premiere, Oct. 13, 1993
Radio Sweden
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

with thanks, maestrob

Ned Rorem: Our Town
Rose/Monadnock
2017 NWR
[on YT]
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

MOZART Symphony No. 35
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Eleanor Steber
Freda Gray-Massé
John McCollum
David Laurant

Chorus Pro Musica
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux

Pension Fund Concert
6 April 1960 (Monteux’s 85th birthday)
by jserraglio
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

Great in STEREO

Berlioz Romeo et Juliette
Charles Munch, Boston Symphony

Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano
Jerold Siena, tenor
Donald Gramm, bass

Chorus pro Musica
Alfred Nash Patterson, dir.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch cond.
Symphony Hall
January 19, 1968
by jserraglio
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

More obscure music from Norway:

Catharinus Elling (1858-1942) - VC & SQ NKF
Jansons-Oslo Philh
by jserraglio
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Schedule of the President: 4-7 Feb. 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Schedule of the President: 4-7 Feb. 2019

He puts in more hours being a DOOFUS than any other in US history. True but doofus doesn't say it all-the corruption, the immorality, the racism, the crimes! Go Mueller Go! Regards, Len Indeed, the poster boys for each of these four categories, Harding, Clinton, Wilson and Nixon respectively, all p...
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Schedule of the President: 4-7 Feb. 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Schedule of the President: 4-7 Feb. 2019

He puts in more hours being a DOOFUS than any other in US history.
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

HAYDN: Symphony No. 100 in G Major (‘Military’) (24:28)
BUSONI: Piano Concerto in C Major, Op. 39 (1:13:53)

Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Severance Hall
Cleveland, Ohio
February 9, 2019
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92

John F wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:41 pm
There might well be more if the focus was on letting people in rather than keeping them out.
To say nothing of the thing that now keeps Adam out.
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92

I wouldn't have guessed that but I'm not surprised. Opera singers get more talk than concert artists, and Adam was active until recently while Menuhin died 19 years ago. What does surprise me is the number of hits in both threads - 850 for Menuhin and nearly 1100 for Adam in just a month. Wow! Lurk...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

i saw a clip yesterday: the voice of Sportin' Life in the film is unmistakably that of Sammy Davis, Jr., a gifted singer in his own right. I had no idea that Previn had supervised and adapted the music, that Felix Slatkin was involved, and that the orchestra was laden with a slew of jazz greats like...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

BR Klassik via DVB-S Metropolitan Opera New York, 09-02-2019 * Tchaikovsky: "Iolanta" * Bartók: "Bluebeard’s Castle" Chor und Orchester der Metropolitan Opera Leitung: Henrik Nánási Iolanta - Sonya Yoncheva Graf Vaudémont - Matthew Polenzani René - Vitalij Kowaljow Robert - Alexy Markov Ibn-Hakia - ...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

Porgy ST . . . with b]Andre Previn[/b], et al! from imbd Scatman Crothers ... Crabman Adele Addison ... Bess (singing voice) (uncredited) Maya Angelou ... Dancer (uncredited) Geoffrey Holder ... Dancer (uncredited) Inez Matthews ... Serena (singing voice) (uncredited) Robert McFerrin ... Porgy (sing...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935). NKF CD 50013-2 Norwegian Rhapsodies nos. 1 & 2 Festival Overture, op. 16 Entry of the Boyars Bergensiana (Rococo Variations) Andante Religioso Wedding March Passacaglia Stephan Barratt-Due Jr., violin; Soon-Mi Chung, violin & viola Bergen PO, conducted by Karsten Anderse...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hated by Everyone Inside the White House”
Replies: 1
Views: 185

"Hated by Everyone Inside the White House”

VANITY FAIR — “Trump Is Hated by Everyone Inside the White House”: The State of the Union Left Trump Stoked—But Some of His Staff Are Miserable The leak of his schedules is a sign of deep disaffection. Mick Mulvaney, chafing at the family, is eyeing the exits, as is Larry Kudlow. After the pummelin...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

Who was Jacqueline du Pré?
by Allegro Films
viewable in the Opera browser with VPN ebabled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys1hLa0y2zw&t=5s
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

AoB
All of Bach
all-day marathon
http://allofbach.com/en/
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Buddy Holly RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Buddy Holly RIP

Long as she got a dime the music will never stop.
Roll over, Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news.
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Adult supervision in the Beltway — Pelosi may be most qualified to become first woman in the WH
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Adult supervision in the Beltway — Pelosi may be most qualified to become first woman in the WH

To beat Trump in 2020 the Democrats should forget about issues and programs and nominate someone, anyone, who's unprincipled enough to fight as foul as Trump does. That'd be Trump's 2020 dream come true: "Come on in, guys, plenny-a-room. This big-bore sewer-pipe troll bids you welcome." My "Sin Bol...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Young mom carrying stroller down subway stairs plunges onto Manhattan train platform and dies
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Young mom carrying stroller down subway stairs plunges onto Manhattan train platform and dies

NYT A Mother’s Fatal Fall on Subway Stairs Rouses New Yorkers to Demand Accessibility 1/29/2019 Malaysia Goodson entered a Manhattan subway station on Monday night pushing a stroller. Her 1-year-old daughter, Rhylee, was nestled inside. Ms. Goodson, 22, of Stamford, Conn., had brought her along on ...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about CD blanks
Replies: 17
Views: 1023

Re: Question about CD blanks

I used to have an external drive from a company called Plextor that came with proprietary software that would compress data onto discs that would play up to 99 minutes or a bit more. One can find them all over ebay for about $30, but I'm not sure if they still come with the special software. It's w...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Adult supervision in the Beltway — Pelosi may be most qualified to become first woman in the WH
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Adult supervision in the Beltway — Pelosi may be most qualified to become first woman in the WH

WAPO — As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi waged her high-profile shutdown standoff with President Trump, she was working behind the scenes on an even more delicate task — keeping her big, restless and inexperienced caucus on the same page. During her first month leading the new Democratic majority, Pelos...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: OSU leads in finding innovative ways to increase university endowment
Replies: 0
Views: 274

OSU leads in finding innovative ways to increase university endowment

QTD From the WSJ today . . . The Ohio State University leased its energy facilities, which generated $800 million for its endowments. That influx helped push its year-over-year return to 22.5%, the third-largest increase among schools with at least $1 billion. In addition, Ohio State said in a state...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Young mom carrying stroller down subway stairs plunges onto Manhattan train platform and dies
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Young mom carrying stroller down subway stairs plunges onto Manhattan train platform and dies

It's like that every few weeks. Disgraceful. John, Sue and I have found that to be the case a little too often for it to be excused. Regards, Len :( So sad. Makes one wonder how and why a young woman was subjected to such a preventable fatal mishap in the greatest city in the world. PBS NOVA "First...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...
Replies: 86
Views: 5492

Re: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...

It's just a matter of finding an appropriate doctor. (That's a JOKE by my doctor.) Barney when I go for my checkups my doctor always asks about the wine consumption-by now she knows the answer and just shakes her head and moves on. Regards, Len :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOwZ_TsI28A dOwZ_Ts...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Effect of CM on cats
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Effect of CM on cats

Play "Certain rat, dans une cuisine ... " and my tabby's ears twitch.
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...
Replies: 86
Views: 5492

Re: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...

Cleveland: TEMP-5° / WIND CHILL -31°
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michel Legrand 1932-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Michel Legrand 1932-2019

QTD from the Presto Classical Website Michel Legrand, the French composer, jazz pianist, conductor and arranger, has died in Paris aged 86. Born on 24th February 1932, Legrand trained with Nadia Boulanger at the Paris Conservatoire and began his career as an arranger and accompanist, working regular...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 587
Views: 228742

Re: What I listened to today

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