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by jserraglio
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'

AlanM wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:43 pm
obese, obtuse, it’s all a ruse.
obtuse, obese – both caused by grease.
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'

“No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence.”—Barbara Tuchman (QTD by Jon Meacham in the Times).
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'

Unfortunately, apparently no positive improvement was noted in his mental capacity, empathy, ego, veracity. Things hit rock bottom at Friday's WH National Emergency announcement last Friday. It sounded as though MagaMan was trying to caricature Saturday's Alec Baldwin's take on the same announcemen...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 591
Views: 234520

Re: What I listened to today

MOZART/arr. Bicket: Fantasia in F Minor (Piece for Mechanical Clock), K. 608 (11:02) MOZART: Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165/158a (15:15) Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 (‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’) (21:42) Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 (‘Prague’) (32:57) Kiera Duffy, soprano Cleveland Orchestra H...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lyndon Larouche is dead
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Lyndon Larouche is dead

After Friday's revelation of Manifort's collusion maybe they can tie it to Trump! I recommend water boarding Manifort before he can get pardoned! Regards, Len [fleeing] :lol: PS-they seem to be zeroing in on Stone too! :) Even if Manifort turned on Trump, nobody would consider him a credible witnes...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lyndon Larouche is dead
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Lyndon Larouche is dead

Like Bill, Hillary is a centrist. Only by comparison with her opponent could she be tagged as a left progressive living on the fringe. One of the reasons she lost is that placating the Sandersites on the left cost her with the moderate Midwestern voters. Now that radical-left, anti-corporate faction...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 591
Views: 234520

Re: What I listened to today

Bach Marathon Bach en Sept Paroles - soloists, Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphael Pichon During the 2017-2018 season, Raphael Pichon and his Ensemble Pygmalion presented on a series of concerts entitled 'Bach en sept Paroles' at the Philharmonie de Paris, envisioned as kind of a 'Gesamtkunstwerk'. The con...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 591
Views: 234520

Re: What I listened to today

MAHLER Symphony 2

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Cleveland Orchestra

Lorna HEYWOOD
Christa LUDWIG
Cleveland Chorus

July.9.1970
Blossom Music Festival

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by jserraglio
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Forget the 401(k). Let's invent a new retirement plan
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Forget the 401(k). Let's invent a new retirement plan

Wall Street Journal Reports: Wealth Management by Jason Zweig If we could reinvent retirement-saving plans from scratch, how would they differ from the rigid and often paltry 401(k)s that workers have today? In all sorts of ways. The reimagined plan, for one thing, would blend the stable income for...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: At 243 pounds, Trump is now officially 'obtuse'

Yes, those two sizes do matter, but MagaMan is in his true element only when talk turns to the size of his 'johnson'.
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Autobiographical earworms
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Autobiographical earworms

PBS NEWSHOUR — February 14, 2019 Why that one song will always remind you of your ex By Nsikan Akpan About four years ago, I stopped listening to one of my favorite bands. No, it wasn’t because they made a crappy album or sold out their artistic integrity. It was because I had broken up with my par...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 22
Views: 360

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROPi DEAD

A subway-train wreck on both sides of the tunnel, but especially for the pols in NYC. Who will be the first to mount the scaffold for this fiasco? Cuomo? de Blasio? Gianaris? Ocasio-Cortez? Amazon’s decision to ditch HQ2 is a black eye for NYC's tech scene Amazon (AMZN) said on Thursday it’s cancell...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 22
Views: 360

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: 22
Views: 360

Re: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD

MagaMan. Nutjob. Weakling. Even Coulter now accuses him of scamming the Trumpen proletariat. A Russian fellow traveler into the bargain.
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AMAZON TO CITY: DROP DEAD
Replies: 22
Views: 360

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: 22
Views: 360

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: 8
Views: 163

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: 22
Views: 360

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: 22
Views: 360

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: 22
Views: 360

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: 22
Views: 360

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: 1
Views: 43

Slacker (1991) by Richard Linklater

Selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry Reissued as part of the Criterion Collection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEAbiCDVJ4 ynEAbiCDVJ4 Slacker is a 1991 American independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard Linklater (in his feature film debut), who also ...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 591
Views: 234520

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: 22
Views: 360

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 272

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: 272

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 11
Views: 1936

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: 11
Views: 1936

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 250

"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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 591
Views: 234520

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: 276

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: 816

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: 687

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 ...