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by jserraglio
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump attacks McCain again: 'I didn’t get a thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Trump attacks McCain again: 'I didn’t get a thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral

Surely MagaMan hated McCain but disparaging McCain posthumously is also Midtown Mussolini's most recent way of chumming the waters to draw the sharks off from the oozing wounds freshly inflicted by Cohen and the SDNY probe, among others.
by jserraglio
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump attacks McCain again: 'I didn’t get a thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Trump attacks McCain again: 'I didn’t get a thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral

Diminished responsibility? If in fact the Mussolini of Midtown is, as George Conway suggested the other day, loco, nuts, a wack-job. Meantime, in Lima, Ohio, he again behaved improperly as Commander-in-Chief by rallying veterans of the military to his political cause. WAPO Even in death, McCain rem...
by jserraglio
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump attacks McCain again: 'I didn’t get a thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Trump attacks McCain again: 'I didn’t get a thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral

Trump attacks McCain again, saying he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral Washington Post By Alex Horton March 20 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/20/mccain-family-deserves-better-republican-senator-says-trump-continues-lash-out/?utm_term=.c0c8b4e211bf Presi...
by jserraglio
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A $430-million Angel, and he's probably underpaid
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: A $430-million Angel, and he's probably underpaid

I might add Francisco Lindor of Cleveland to that very short list if he can get his batting average up somewhat and to cut down on the strikeouts. It doesn't hurt that he can run and is an excellent defensive shortstop at a position where defense is very important. Right, I knew first time I saw hi...
by jserraglio
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This spring in America, talk glumly turns to thoughts of civil war
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: This spring in America, talk glumly turns to thoughts of civil war

Steve King posts meme warning that red states have ‘8 trillion bullets’ in event of civil war . . . https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/2019/03/18/steve-king-posts-meme-warning-that-red-states-have-trillion-bullets-event-civil-war/ https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazona...
by jserraglio
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A $430-million Angel, and he's probably underpaid
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: A $430-million Angel, and he's probably underpaid

All good points. From what I hear, read and see, Trout is the real deal, the antithesis of a prima donna. He got a big contract a few years ago but has improved every year since. For eight years now he's been putting on HoF caliber performances as fielder, hitter and baserunner. The Indians game I a...
by jserraglio
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A $430-million Angel, and he's probably underpaid
Replies: 4
Views: 67

A $430-million Angel, and he's probably underpaid

I saw Trout play 2 seasons ago, and he clearly deserves this rich contract that should lock him in till age 38. Comparisons to Mantle, Williams and even Ruth are not unwarranted.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... underpaid/
by jserraglio
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump cheered Patriots to Super Bowl victory with founder of spa where Kraft was busted
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Trump cheered Patriots to Super Bowl victory with founder of spa where Kraft was busted

Dem leadership seek to investigate Trump-access broker Li Yang as counterintelligence threat. POLITICO A former massage parlor owner who reportedly arranged in a separate business access for clients to President Donald Trump should be investigated as a potential counterintelligence threat, Speaker N...
by jserraglio
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Lysistrata revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Lysistrata revisited

I thought at the time that American Sniper was Eastwood's rejoinder to, maybe even critique of, The Hurt Locker . I have not seen that film. What would be a modern - or even fairly modern - equivalent of Lysistrata , if that's even possible? You've mentioned Spike Lee, and you suggest he explicitly...
by jserraglio
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Lysistrata revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Lysistrata revisited

I thought at the time that American Sniper was Eastwood's rejoinder to, maybe even critique of, The Hurt Locker.
by jserraglio
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Lysistrata revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Lysistrata revisited

Mystic River is an absolutely magnificent film. I didn't notice the clerical ring in that film, I have to admit. Neither did I. My students did. I've always felt that in Gran Torino (cf. the confession and crucifixion scenes), Eastwood was making amends for what he perceived as his past offenses as...
by jserraglio
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Lysistrata revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Lysistrata revisited

Sean Penn said about Eastwood after making the deep Mystic River : "the least disappointing American icon I ever met." I am fascinated by the religious allusions in Eastwood's films: e.g. the death scene in Gran Torino . The clerical ring worn by Dave's pedophile kidnapper in Mystic River. The premi...
by jserraglio
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Lysistrata revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Lysistrata revisited

Which reminds me, I need to see that iconic 88-year-old actor/director's new movie, The Mule.
by jserraglio
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Lysistrata revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Lysistrata revisited

Black Panther is a tour de force of filmic art which should have won Best Picture this year. I watched it on the big screen in the movie theater, on an 80" smartboard during my film class and on 3 separate occasions on my 4" iPhone screen. It grabbed me all 5 times in each format, and I hate superh...
by jserraglio
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 638
Views: 262340

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Make Asbestos Great Again. Imports from Russia are stamped 'Approved by Donald J. Trump'.
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Make Asbestos Great Again. Imports from Russia are stamped 'Approved by Donald J. Trump'.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkB2uMSU0AANHCG.jpg PBS NEWSHOUR March 13, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Judy Woodruff: If you followed any number of stories about asbestos and its role with cancer, deaths and health problems over the years, you might think it’s been banned from use in the United States. Well, that’...
by jserraglio
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MagaMan leaps to Pirro's defense after Fox suspends her for Islamophobic remark
Replies: 2
Views: 59

MagaMan leaps to Pirro's defense after Fox suspends her for Islamophobic remark

Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well. Fox must stay strong and fig...
by jserraglio
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berlioz Complete Works - 27 CDs
Replies: 29
Views: 390

Re: Berlioz Complete Works - 27 CDs

I've heard some of his Vaughan-Williams on youtube, and it wasn't as bad as his Berlioz and Beethoven, but Boult, Previn and Barbirolli were better. MHO. I assume you heard RN's recent live cycle with the Deutsche-Symphonie-Orchester. That impressed me much more than the Decca commercial recs he di...
by jserraglio
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 638
Views: 262340

Re: What I listened to today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s4yY_A2A2k 9s4yY_A2A2k Naxos releases Florence Price's Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 with Fort Smith Symphony https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RpiMn2q11Us/XC_1A3CIrQI/AAAAAAABJa0/e9dOmEhFuWMS6GP4kzrDJ_s5wtzC_JzRwCLcBGAs/s400/FlorencePriceNaxosSymphonies.jpg Alex Ross: The Rediscov...
by jserraglio
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Lysistrata revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Lysistrata revisited

Ian Johnston's is the translation I am currently reading. It is easy to print out or just read online. https://lcsl.uic.edu/docs/default-source/classics/the-original-ancient-text.pdf?sfvrsn=280e32a5_0 A polymath translator, Professor Ian Johnston of Vancouver Island University generously foregoes co...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 638
Views: 262340

Re: What I listened to today

Michael Gielen Marathon Mauricio Kagel Aus Deutschland: Eine Lieder-Oper "From 70 poems by Heine, Hölderlin, Goethe, Eichendorff, Müller and Chamisso, Kagel created a large text with a continuous libretto for his 'Song Opera', which is also a homage to and parody of German romanticism." 8 May 1981 ...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berlioz Complete Works - 27 CDs
Replies: 29
Views: 390

Re: Berlioz Complete Works - 27 CDs

I'm also not fond of Norrington as a conductor. Happy 85th today, Sir Roger. I used to feel the same about Norrington (I tossed out his EMI Beethoven 9th disc) till I heard his RVW cycle with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin which was excellent. Just downloaded and am listening now to some ...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Jordan Peele's "Us" out this month
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Jordan Peele's "Us" out this month

TIME Review: Jordan Peele's Us Is Dazzling to Look At. But What Is It Trying to Say? https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/2511_d010_00001r.jpg BY STEPHANIE ZACHAREK MARCH 15, 2019 Writer-director Jordan Peele’s 2017 Get Out was a brash and intriguing debut, a picture that wrestled with th...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: British Library - Digital Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: British Library - Digital Collection

Unfortunately the site clearly states that the recordings can only be played by "anyone in the European Union." Using the Opera browser from the Americas with VPN enabled in Settings (Win) / Preferences (Mac) and the VPN switch in the address bar toggled on, one easily plays any of those EU limited...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 638
Views: 262340

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.

Shoot a documentary re-enacting the purchase of Manhattan Island in 1626, featuring jeff Bezos as Peter Minuit and Michael Gianaris, Jimmy Van Bramer and AoC leading the Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. Then, to get something approaching the current comedy of errors, play the movie backwards.
by jserraglio
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.

Deeding over HY's 28 acres probably would not have met Amazon's needs. At least one other town offered 100. And NY never offered to give Amazon $3 million [sic]. Just as NY offers tax rebates, so too an auto company dangles "cash back" or "bonus cash" to lure buyers but ordinarily does not give any ...
by jserraglio
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 638
Views: 262340

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by jserraglio
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jimmy Lopez's oratorio "Dreamers" - 17 March World Premiere live stream from UC Berkeley
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Jimmy Lopez's oratorio "Dreamers" - 17 March World Premiere live stream from UC Berkeley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju0K-QzrTfs ju0K-QzrTfs World Premiere of DREAMERS Live from Zellerbach Hall Engaging with an issue that speaks uniquely to our times, acclaimed Peruvian composer Jimmy López, who earned his doctorate at UC Berkeley, has composed Dreamers, a new oratorio informed by i...
by jserraglio
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: British Library - Digital Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 111

British Library - Digital Collection

Hundreds of early acoustic and electrical shellacs and pre-1957 LPs featuring UK artists with discog info. Outside the EU you have to use a VPN. I just use Opera and toggle the VPN switch ON in the address bar of that browser. https://sounds.bl.uk/Classical-music https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7884/...
by jserraglio
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Lysistrata revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Lysistrata revisited

Reconnecting excitedly with Aristophanes's Lysistrata which, along with Oscar Wilde's Earnest , is the most perfect satirical comedy I've ever read. Taken whole and entire, the play is reducible to a single simple metaphor, but in a tour de force Aristophanes is able to sustain a mock-epic Homeric a...
by jserraglio
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michael Gielen, 1927-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Michael Gielen, 1927-2019

Free listening for awhile ( I have not heard ): https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8631-ntr-zaterdagmatinee-michael-gielen-dirigeert-schoenberg-en-brahms Brahms 2d Symphony, “Erwartung”, June 5, 2005, SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden, Concertgebouw,Amsterdam. Thanks, I will listen. This Gielen-le...
by jserraglio
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 638
Views: 262340

Re: What I listened to today

André Previn
BRIEF ENCOUNTER
(World Premiere)

text by John Caird
based on the film by Noel Coward and David Lean

Houston Grand Opera
1 May, 2009

Laura Jesson - Elizabeth Futral, soprano
Alec Harvey - Nathan Gunn, baritone
Patrick Summers, conductor

WFMT broadcast
December 9, 2009
by jserraglio
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.

Subtract the proposed 8-million square feet of new office space in LIC and calculate the loss to NYC just in construction jobs, not to mention the multiplier effect such a marquee construction project would have had on the local economy. It has just been revealed that competition rival, Cleveland, h...
by jserraglio
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Florida cops nabbed Patriots owner & 300 others at spas used for sex trafficking
Replies: 0
Views: 77

How Florida cops nabbed Patriots owner & 300 others at spas used for sex trafficking

USA TODAY — STUART, Fla. – As families shopped around them, a steady stream of men wandered in and out of the Bridge Day Spa, a massage parlor in a strip mall anchored by a Publix Supermarket and a Sherwin-Williams Paint Store. Police say the men engaged in illicit sexual activity with Chinese mass...
by jserraglio
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.

NYT by Matthew Haag At Hudson Yards, the expansive real estate development that is about to open in Manhattan, seven floors of retail are occupied by Fendi, Dior, Neiman Marcus and other high-end shops. Major corporations, including WarnerMedia and L’Oreal USA, will have their headquarters there. I...
by jserraglio
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy

“I was really being tough and so was he. And we would go back and forth. And then we fell in love, ok? No really. He wrote me beautiful letters. And they’re great letters. And then we fell in love.” Question: Might not a POTUS taking as a lover the cute 'n' cuddly head-of-state of a foreign power b...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy

Story unclear, but while it appears Manafort sentence is a little longer than the " average " (with all cases, both trials and guilty pleas counted), his sentence also much shorter than those cases alone that went to jury trials.All guilty pleas would have been pursuant to plea agreements which alw...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy

I hope Trump pardons Manafort tomorrow so they can put his MagaMan ass where it belongs. Lawyer Michael Cohen calculated long ago that MagaMan would be willing to dangle pardons to keep his natives on the reservation but had no intention of actually issuing them so long as any grand juries investiga...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Data shows Manafort did not get off easy

WAPO — Paul Manafort’s prison sentence of less than four years on bank- and tax-fraud charges Thursday sparked outrage from commentators who said it was too light a punishment for his crimes. But a review of data for all 452 similar cases nationwide in fiscal 2018 show President Trump’s former campa...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Jordan Peele's "Us" out this month
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Jordan Peele's "Us" out this month

WSJ MAGAZINE Jordan Peele — Master of Suspense By Jonah Weiner In his highly anticipated film ‘Us,’ the director again uses horror to investigate the soul of contemporary America On a narrow street in the hills above Los Angeles, tourists cluster together with their smartphones held high: The Hollyw...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michael Gielen, 1927-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Michael Gielen, 1927-2019

Informative interview recorded backstage at Orchestra Hall in Chicago on March 22, 1996, illustrated with some of his recording album covers.

http://www.bruceduffie.com/gielen.html
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Would a 2020 unity ticket consolidate moderates against MagaMan?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Would a 2020 unity ticket consolidate moderates against MagaMan?

I agree with both David and John F. Hopefully the Dems nominate a moderate and it would be fascinating to see whether a fusion ticket could be agreed upon with a Never-Trump Republican or Independent of some stature in the VP spot, somebody who has actually governed an important state or city: Bloom...
by jserraglio
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michael Gielen, 1927-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Michael Gielen, 1927-2019

Thanks to a friend in Germany, I have a LOT of live Gielen conducting, and I particularly like his Mahler 3, 4, 5, 7, 9. I think of him as being in the Scherchen/Rosbaud/Maderna tradition. Much to my surprise his 1986/7 Frankfurt Opera Ring really grabbed me. I had not associated him with Wagner. He...