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by jserraglio
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Praise for Comey's book
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Praise for Comey's book

I kinda agree. Somebody in the FBI told Comey he was "screwed" after the Hillary hot potato got tossed into his lap. FBI OFFICIAL You're screwed COMEY Right, we're screwed. FBI OFFICIAL Not us, YOU. YOU'RE screwed. [Exeunt] Enter Donald Trump, as The Vice, alone, tweeting. TRUMP Unbelievably, James ...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/kendrick-lamars-damn-a-track-by-track-guide-w476556 Wow, thanks for this-it helps! Regards, Len https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/a-track-by-track-analysis-of-kendrick-lamars-damn-news.31407.html My wife loves this album. She is reputed to have excellent musical ...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Praise for Comey's book
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Praise for Comey's book

I was up till 1:30 AM reading it. Got about a third of the way thru, up to the Abu Ghraib scandal. The narrative is compelling, and if my Kindle hadn't died, I would have read it strait thru at one sitting. Comey writes well and, flawed though he may be as a character in his own drama, something tha...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

a slap in the face to classical music I don't see today's music Pulitzer jury, beleaguered by revanchists some of whom, as John Adams pointed out in 2003, would like to preserve the award as classical music's fiefdom, in the role of classical music's face-slappers. Even a playful love-tap up the si...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cubs' Rizzo calls for shorter season after frigid spring
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Cubs' Rizzo calls for shorter season after frigid spring

Could this have more to do with the Cubs' cold start than the cold weather (under .500 in April, in 2nd last place after 15 games)? JESSE ROGERS ESPN Is Rizzo wrong for wanting fewer baseball games? CHICAGO -- Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is advocating for a shorter season, even if that means a ...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Captain Tammy Jo Shults saved the lives of Southwest's passengers
Replies: 0
Views: 19

How Captain Tammy Jo Shults saved the lives of Southwest's passengers

The Daily Beast — Just how masterfully Tammy Jo Shults, the pilot of the badly crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, handled the problem of an engine exploding at 30,000 feet is winning admiration from thousands of her fellow pilots—and should finally help to temper the hubris of what has been a...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

I don't follow the Pulitzer prizes too closely. So, in reading this thread, and like so many other things in our world, has the Pulitzer turned out to be a joke, at least in some categories? I don't know if the Pulitzers have become a joke, am not even sure if Kendrick Lamar deserves one of them, b...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

John F wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:18 am
The difference is that reviewers have professional responsibilities for which they are paid, while we have no such responsibilities and may say whatever we please, and I do.
And I in turn reacted.
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

I don't know or care who this Pulitzer helps. That is irrelevant. I only know that it took me two times going thru the record to begin to get all the different voices, rhythms and stylings that Lamar was producing. I was not able to appreciate the work after a single hearing. We were just asked to n...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’

Washington Post By Robert Costa, Sarah Ellison and Josh Dawsey April 17, 2018 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hannitys-rising-role-in-trumps-world-he-basically-has-a-desk-in-the-place/2018/04/17/e2483018-4260-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html?utm_term=.37a48b8f3882 https://www.washingtonpos...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

New York Times — The Pulitzer Prizes startled a lot of people this year with an award that’s usually greeted as an afterthought: the music prize, which went to Kendrick Lamar’s album “DAMN.” It was not only the first time a music Pulitzer was given to a hip-hop album, but also to any work outside t...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

it [rap] hardly counts as music, it's all about the words delivered over a monotonous, unchanging beat. Far from being distinguished, the "music" of rap numbers is indistinguishable, if indeed it's music at all. I wouldn't say that describes Lamar's DAMN. This work extends the conventions of rap in...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

Does this work have any lasting value? ... That should be the criterion. That isn't and can't be the criterion for the Pulitzer Prize for Music or any other annual award. The judges can't be expected to foresee which of the year's new compositions will prove to have had "lasting value," however tha...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

Well, I too am and have long been a fan of Anthony Braxton's music. I wasn't aware that he has a 2017 album or composition that could be so awarded. As for Ellington, I believe he never got this music award: a shameful but explicable oversight. How ephemeral DAMN turns out to be, it's probably too e...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

I think rap is the most significant development in popular music in the past 30 years. In any event, I wouldn't tag it, ephemeral or not, as substandard garbage or dumbed-down trash . Whether Lamar's album deserves a Pulitzer is another matter. I have heard it and it struck me as being pretty tame a...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

The Village Voice The Academy’s Pulitzer by Gary Giddins Aprill 29, 2003 On April 9, the Times ran a surprising story by Anne Midgette, “Dissonant Thoughts on the Music Pulitzers,” in which John Adams, who had received the award for On the Transmigration of Souls, expressed astonishment at winning,...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

New York Times Dissonant Thoughts On the Music Pulitzers by Anne Midgette April 9, 2003 The Pulitzer Prize is known as one of the greatest honors of American journalism, arts and letters. But not of American music. Not, at least, in the opinion of the composer John Adams, who won the 2003 Pulitzer ...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 44
Views: 1783

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

T. Schurk wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Nope, not missing, the Christmas items by Szell/Cleveland are included in the coming big box!
Excellent news. As well they should be! This may be their 1st CD issue. I still have the CSP LP.
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 44
Views: 1783

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Two more missing items from the Columbia/Epic box. The Great Songs Of Christmas - Album Seven [1967] Columbia Special Products ‎– CSS 547 * Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly The world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, under the direction of George Szell, is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this yea...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Unholy Week, Day 1: Paul quotes Peter: 'I don't know the guy'
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Unholy Week, Day 1: Paul quotes Peter: 'I don't know the guy'

Washington Post — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, speaking in an interview broadcast Sunday, declined to wade into the nasty feud between President Trump and James B. Comey, the FBI director whom Trump fired last year and who is now promoting a book describing the experience. Ryan (R-Wis.), who announc...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Unholy Week, Day 1: this Good Book has Donald twittering
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Unholy Week, Day 1: this Good Book has Donald twittering

Washington Post — President Trump sharply attacked James B. Comey in a fusillade of tweets Sunday morning, suggesting that the former FBI director deserves to be imprisoned and serving up several of his favorite theories and unsubstantiated allegations of misdeeds. Trump’s tweets are part of a wide...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jean-Claude Malgoire (1940–2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Jean-Claude Malgoire (1940–2018)

Jean-Claude Malgoire (25 November 1940 – 14 April 2018) founded La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, a period-instrument Baroque music ensemble.

by jserraglio
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 44
Views: 1783

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Has anyone done any looking to see what is missing that SHOULD be there that has access to a complete listing of what IS available on this set as opposed to what is NOT? Sony must have left out some major items (mono or stereo) along the way. The most complete, though unofficial, listing I have see...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 44
Views: 1783

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

That looks fantastic. Thanks for alerting us to it. I will have to ponder deeply, especially in view of Lance's thread about how much we can listen to (I already have 13 complete performances). Still, what a cast! and the conductor. Have you heard it? How thin is the sound? I have only heard what w...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No collusion? — Mueller has evidence Michael Cohen was in Prague in 2016, confirming part of Steele dossier
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: No collusion? — Mueller has evidence Michael Cohen was in Prague in 2016, confirming part of Steele dossier

Washington Post — ANALYSIS McClatchy reported on Friday evening that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team has evidence of a trip by President Trump’s personal lawyer to Prague in the late summer of 2016. Overseas travel to non-Russian countries might strike some observers as an incremental —...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'If Trump wins, I'm leaving', some folks said; others actually meant it
Replies: 2
Views: 57

'If Trump wins, I'm leaving', some folks said; others actually meant it

New York Times — Peering into a webcam, her face intermittently frozen over an iffy Skype connection in Medellin, Colombia, Lizz Quain was explaining not long ago why she uprooted her 9-year-old twins almost a year and a half ago to travel the world. Ms. Quain, who is in her 40s, owned a children’s...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Milos Forman, famed 'Amadeus' director, dead at 86
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Milos Forman, famed 'Amadeus' director, dead at 86

Washington Post — Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He was 86. Forman died about 2 a.m. Saturday at Danbury Hospital, near his home in Warren, Conn., accor...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 44
Views: 1783

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

in addition . . . I've heard this performance on Operashare and it's wonderful. Now it has been released by Immortal Performances , pricey label, but noted for its fine remasterings of Toscanini and Furtwangler material. Wagner DIE WALKÜRE Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Melchior, Bampton, Traubel, Jan...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lincoln Center’s President Quits After a Single, Rocky Year
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Lincoln Center’s President Quits After a Single, Rocky Year

Recitation of acoustical problems with Philharmonic Hall from a 1965 radio broadcast. Half century later, there are still problems, though a different set of problems.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_QyVbgTeUM
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No collusion? — Mueller has evidence Michael Cohen was in Prague in 2016, confirming part of Steele dossier
Replies: 2
Views: 161

No collusion? — Mueller has evidence Michael Cohen was in Prague in 2016, confirming part of Steele dossier

McClatchy DC Bureau https://www.google.com/amp/amp.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article208870264.html by Peter Stone and Greg Gordon WASHINGTON—The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made ...
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

No, the fourth century mosaic is certainly not the oldest representation. We have the second century depiction that I referred to in the article: "The earliest image we have is certainly derogatory. It is a piece of graffiti ... a man with his hand raised declaiming, while slightly above him is Jes...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ryan Won't Be Running
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Ryan Won't Be Running

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:42 pm
I look forward to Cohen getting squashed!
Whoa there, not so fast. Cohen was set up by the LOTUS on AF-1 last week as his fall guy. Let's see first if the Southern District of NY prosecutors can flip him. If so and they get lucky, Donald's tits might get caught in a wringer.
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope admits to grave errors in sex abuse case; invites victims to Rome for a personal apology
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Pope admits to grave errors in sex abuse case; invites victims to Rome for a personal apology

New York Times — ROME — Pope Francis has apologized for “grave errors” in the handling of sexual abuse cases in Chile, where he had adamantly defended a bishop accused of covering up abuse by the country’s most notorious pedophile priest. In an extraordinary letter to the bishops of Chile, publishe...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

I saw this Pasolini flick in a Manhattan revival house and was deeply moved by its spirituality. Right up there with Dreyer's Joan of Arc silent.

Maybe only atheists should be allowed to make movies about Christ.
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

Bach was required to use a variety of religious texts for the cantatas he composed ; this was part of his job as a Cantor and Kapellmeister. So we can't be sure he agreed with all the sentiments expressed in them. Therefore, we can't be sure he was as hostile to Catholicism . . . . If the attacks o...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

every single actor who has portrayed Jesus in a spectacle (Max von Sydow, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Powell, Willem Dafoe) has had blue eyes. Was Jesus a blue-eyed amateur actor in one of the greatest of all gospel flicks? Hard to tell given Pasolini's choice of b & w photography. But probably not. KKp...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ryan Won't Be Running
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Ryan Won't Be Running

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:34 am
He knows a bad situation when he sees it-imagine not having to deal with Trump anymore!
9 months can seem like 9 years.
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 am
Thanks but today Trump tweeted the missiles are coming-maybe he didn't really mean it as a warning to Russia but was aiming for Mueller! Len :lol:
The only incoming cruise missile I know of was launched by a pornstar.
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

This week's Cohen raid should give you a bit of a worry pause. Here's why. By moving part of their probe into the southern NY district, the good guys have built a wall around their case and in effect defanged the bad guy. Trump's writ does not run in NY state. Neither do his pardons. ONG, one has to...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

I'm doubtful about Apollo. I'd entertain evidence. _________________________________________________________________________________ Might the epithet Christos (the Anointed) have become assocated with the similar sounding Apollo or Helios Chrestos (the Good)? Clement of Alexandria , 3rd century: "...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

barney wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:52 am
let's remember when Bach lived, with the Turks only recently repelled from the gates of Vienna, and the scars of Europe's religious wars still highly evident.
I agree but would like to point out that understandable does not equate to defensible.
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

Early Christian iconography. Christ was sometimes depicted as strikingly similar to Apollo manifested as sun-god (Helios?) or Apollo as shepherd. Christ was not identified with Apollo, however. https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/borrowing-from-the-n...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

BWV 18 Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee also expresses similar sentiments. It entreats God "From the cruel murders and blasphemies of the Turks and the Pope, protect us like a father". Thanks. Sensitive enough for some that it generated an alternative line: That we, from the Turks and the Pope’s *alt...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope doubles down on caring for migrants and the poor—answering critics inside and outside the Church
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Pope doubles down on caring for migrants and the poor—answering critics inside and outside the Church

New York Times — VATICAN CITY — Caring for migrants and the poor is as holy a pursuit as opposing abortion, Pope Francis declared in a major document issued by the Vatican on Monday morning. Pushing back against conservative critics within the church who argue that the 81-year-old pope’s focus on s...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach and religion
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Bach and religion

Bach wrote at least one cantata--BWV 9--with a theologically Lutheran text One would expect the text of BWV 9 to refer to a foundational doctrine of the Reformation (divine grace trumps good works). Not quite so easy to stomach is Bach's associating himself in BWV 126 with Luther's bigoted notion t...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

What Mueller could do if Trump refuses an interview or takes the 5th in an interview is to give him use immunity, haul him before the GJ, compel him to answer every question, and then indict him when he lies. Mueller has lots of options for dealing with Donald. Assuming, that is, that our LOTUS does...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

WAPO — After White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly pressured President Trump last fall to install his top deputy, Kirstjen Nielsen, atop the Department of Homeland Security, the president lost his temper when conservative allies argued that she wasn’t sufficiently hard line on immigration. “You ...