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by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: More Problems at the Air Force Academy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2936

Corlyss, Wherever did you get the idea that on post chapels are nondenominational? At West Point there is a Catholic chapel, a Protestant one and a small chapel for Jews. That was true when I was in the Army whether at Fort Dix or elsewhere. From Ft. Myer, Ft. McNair, Bolling, Anacostia Naval Stati...
by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: More Problems at the Air Force Academy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2936

Wow! Was I asleep the 48 years I lived in the DC Metro area? I never heard of Georgetown being in the same league as even the Ivies, which were no great shakes sportswise. The closest thing DC Metro area had to a powerhouse football team was Maryland, and the only thing it ever had in the round bal...
by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The Corrupt Ineffectual Annan Speaks
Replies: 26
Views: 3898

Nobody has suggested that the following quotation from Isaiah, which is found on the wall adjoining the steps down to the United Nations, be removed because it is Jewish, dated, or parochial: They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not liftt up...
by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Debussy Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

Re: Debussy Quiz

Now that board participation has grown it's time for a quiz. How much time did Debussy, composer of "Iberia", spend in Spain? About as much time as it took to go to the Debussy? (WC--nudge, nudge, get it, get it?) No. Don't get it. :( Sheesh. So much for my fellow Silver-Springian. BTW where in tha...
by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: More Problems at the Air Force Academy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2936

According to yesterday's Washington Post, the AF Academy's religious mess also involved the football team. Before the final game of last season football coach Fisher DeBerry posted a banner with the following message: I am a Christian first and last I am created in the likeness of God Almighty to b...
by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Debussy Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

Re: Debussy Quiz

Now that board participation has grown it's time for a quiz. How much time did Debussy, composer of "Iberia", spend in Spain? About as much time as it took to go to the Debussy? (WC--nudge, nudge, get it, get it?) No. Don't get it. :( Sheesh. So much for my fellow Silver-Springian. BTW where in tha...
by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Debussy Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

Re: Debussy Quiz

GK wrote:Now that board participation has grown it's time for a quiz.

How much time did Debussy, composer of "Iberia", spend in Spain?
About as much time as it took to go to the Debussy? (WC--nudge, nudge, get it, get it?)
by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Summer Time Recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 2776

Weather warm and sultry here in Madrid. Summer recipes abound. This is the first course for a dinner I prepared tonight... Dress small plates with a bed of green leaves of your choice. Peel some decent prawns (I used tiger..maybe you guys in the US call them shrimps?) add chopped avocado, sun dried...
by jbuck919
Sun May 22, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What do you expect from a grad of New York Military Academy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Ralph wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:Something about conjugating latin verbs in the future subjunctive while standing on one foot in their underwear in the quad.
Now that I think about it, maybe that was what Saddam was doing in the pic, going thru NYMA hazing . . .
*****

No, he was washing his socks.
Same thing.
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: To Abort Dittersdorf or Not
Replies: 30
Views: 4796

Shows you how paranoid I am about the level of public discourse in the good old US of A. When was the last time you heard 'abortion' in the public discourse? Even the Dems have given up on that as their rallying cry. Spoken like a true woman who is a political conservative except when it comes to t...
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Maazel Tov from CMG to the Happy Couple
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

She was understandably paranoid. Those letters don't prove he did anything. We're not in court now. Can you imagine what Judge Judy would do with this if it came before her as a civil case? LeTourneau wouldn't leave the courtroom alive, and probably neither would Vili. ***** Having never seen Judge...
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: To Abort Dittersdorf or Not
Replies: 30
Views: 4796

To rescue this discussion. I think we could all recollect ourselves for a moment to the timeless truism: Music hath sounds to soothe the savage breast. Amen, and amen, and amen.
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: To Abort Dittersdorf or Not
Replies: 30
Views: 4796

When I read your subject line I was sure you would be quoting something about abortion being evil because any fetus might be the next Mozart. Shows you how paranoid I am about the level of public discourse in the good old US of A. (Hope I didn't just shift this thread to the Pub.) ***** Me? An abor...
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Maazel Tov from CMG to the Happy Couple
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Ralph wrote: She was understandably paranoid. Those letters don't prove he did anything.
We're not in court now. Can you imagine what Judge Judy would do with this if it came before her as a civil case? LeTourneau wouldn't leave the courtroom alive, and probably neither would Vili.
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 6:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Maazel Tov from CMG to the Happy Couple
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

As bizarre as this case is, the most remarkable fact is that the groom still wants to marry the bride. I have followed this case for years (sheer voyeurism; I admit it, folks), and there is no way he was faithful to her while she was in prison. But he could have taken the kids and abandoned her on ...
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Saddam in His Jockey Briefs
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

I'm a regular for a number of local print and TV media on legal issues running from Criminal Law to Constitutional Law to National Security to special aspects of pornography (AC Music). We have a very active media relations office at the law school which seeks to promote faculty so that our name is...
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Maazel Tov from CMG to the Happy Couple
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

As bizarre as this case is, the most remarkable fact is that the groom still wants to marry the bride. I have followed this case for years (sheer voyeurism; I admit it, folks), and there is no way he was faithful to her while she was in prison. But he could have taken the kids and abandoned her on t...
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Saddam in His Jockey Briefs
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

Excuse me, Ralph. I know that you are locally famous and when we meet I fully expect the mayor to join us for lunch, but exactly why were you selected by a reporter to interview on this topic? :?

Now my real reason for writing: Where's the link to the photos?
by jbuck919
Sat May 21, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The Corrupt Ineffectual Annan Speaks
Replies: 26
Views: 3898

The architects of the UN had a lot of foresight. They knew that it would be a huge cost burden (for police, etc.) on New York City. So to compensate, they designed the complex to be powered and heated on all the hot wind coming out of the diplomats.
by jbuck919
Fri May 20, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: To Abort Dittersdorf or Not
Replies: 30
Views: 4796

When I read your subject line I was sure you would be quoting something about abortion being evil because any fetus might be the next Mozart. Shows you how paranoid I am about the level of public discourse in the good old US of A.

(Hope I didn't just shift this thread to the Pub.)
by jbuck919
Fri May 20, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Not Bragging or Anything Like That . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Of course, there can't possibly be a correlation between a love of classical music and the ability to contribute to intelligent conversation on general topics. :) All that is necessary to appreciate the wonderful company on this board is to visit one where the subject is something other than classic...
by jbuck919
Fri May 20, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Online Music Retailers
Replies: 15
Views: 5634

As for Amazon & ANY used-music site, it's a matter of sticking to the 5-star sellers & the good comments left by previous buyers. I sell used stuff myself over Amazon, & am looking to expand my inventory three- or four-fold these days. Buying something being offered online by an individual as used ...
by jbuck919
Thu May 19, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What do you expect from a grad of New York Military Academy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Ye gods, I hope not going back to Trump's time! NYMA, by the way, is where I learned Latin. I was tutored; it was not offered at the public high school. I salute your perspicacity, your bravery, your wisdom, to tackle Latin as a youth. I commend your choice of parents, who didn't insist that you ta...
by jbuck919
Thu May 19, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What do you expect from a grad of New York Military Academy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Ralph wrote:I believe there are some lawsuits pending against the New York Military Academy for hazing incidents.
Ye gods, I hope not going back to Trump's time! NYMA, by the way, is where I learned Latin. I was tutored; it was not offered at the public high school.
by jbuck919
Thu May 19, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What do you expect from a grad of New York Military Academy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

That he know which end of the rifle to point at the enemy? I forgot to ask if there was a prize. Is there a prize for guessing the right answer? Only if you can also answer this one, and with a why: "How many Germans does it take to change a light bulb?" (I'm serious, about the question if not the ...
by jbuck919
Thu May 19, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Magnificent lecture by Prof. Kagan
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

I printed it off and read it while proctoring an exam today. Everybody kindly write to your congressman about DOD teachers misusing government time. :) Actually, it is no abuse, because my original and still effective certification, what I really wanted to teach when I went into teaching, is history...
by jbuck919
Thu May 19, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What do you expect from a grad of New York Military Academy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

What do you expect from a grad of New York Military Academy?

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer Thu May 19, 7:37 AM ET NEW YORK - To Donald Trump, the proposals for the replacement for the World Trade Center look like a junkyard. His solution? Rebuild the twin towers, more or less. Standing in the lobby of his Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, the developer...
by jbuck919
Thu May 19, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Online Music Retailers
Replies: 15
Views: 5634

It's funny you should post this at this time, because just yesterday I posted on the other board about Amazon going down the tubes. They cancelled twelve items from my shopping cart because, though they did not put it in such blunt terms, they decided not to carry them anymore. That pretty much dest...
by jbuck919
Wed May 18, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: 'Piano Man'
Replies: 19
Views: 3385

The latest is some Polish mime artist in Rome has worked with Piano Man in the past. It's interesting to see itinerant artists are still as itinerant as they used to be. (But of course we knew that already.) The French street musician guy identified by Polish mime artist has now been denied. Sister...
by jbuck919
Wed May 18, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Poor Gerhard
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

If these things were just decided on the basis of the number of pianists a country sends to the Van Cliburn competition, the problem of deteriorating support for classical music would be solved.
by jbuck919
Tue May 17, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Roger Sessions piano sonatas.
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

How your post saddens me. I cannot imagine a teacher giving that kind of absolute advice. I do not in fact know the Sessions sonatas, but I know Sessions works that I like very much (the violin concerto, the second symphony). I know that students have extremely limited income and must husband their ...
by jbuck919
Tue May 17, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Worldspace.com
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

It does rather remind us of the up side of global warming, doesn't it?

"Planned" in Europe. Ha! So Nairobi is going to have this before I can. Wonder what stupidity is going on there.
by jbuck919
Tue May 17, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Looks Like Newsweek Has Egg (and Blood) on its Face
Replies: 28
Views: 3765

Ralph wrote: I have a hunch you wouldn't have done well in Salem, MA in 1692.
An interesting example when you could have used the Thirty Years' War (just a thought).
by jbuck919
Tue May 17, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Clearout at Britannnia
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

LOL! British Nationalism all the way. I think it has more to do with internationalism, in the sense that companies in every country will try to imitate for the sake of success the original of all these things, the US book clubs. The dead giveaway is that they require a minimum purchase of CDs at fu...
by jbuck919
Tue May 17, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: American Composers
Replies: 20
Views: 2942

Blip wrote:For me, the brightest lights are still Ives and Carter, but then I'm an unreconstructed modernist.
Ives in the same sentence with Carter and the word "modernist"? I don't think so. Which is not to disparage anyone's taste for either one.
by jbuck919
Tue May 17, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Clearout at Britannnia
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

It was a bit discouraging that the general search of the site turned up no hits for "Beethoven" or "Reiner." Finding the promised recordings by clicking on "classical bargains," I went doggedly on. Eventually discovering the miniscule hyperlink that invites one to become a new member, I forged ahead...
by jbuck919
Tue May 17, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: American Composers
Replies: 20
Views: 2942

I have to put in my plug for Roger Sessions. Someone over on the other board put me on to a source that is starting to offer on-demand burnings of out-of-print CDs of American compositions including (promised) the Sessions Violin Concerto (in the same performance I once owned on LP, apparently the o...
by jbuck919
Tue May 17, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Clearout at Britannnia
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

Ok, help me with this one (I am only a poor math teacher with two degrees in music). The thought crossed my mind that there must also be German sources of classical CDs other than the obvious Amazon.de, from which I purchesed my German Shakespeare (nothing like reading him in the original). So I did...
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Flash! Supreme Court, 5-4, Backs Winos' Rights!
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

When I lived in Takoma Park, MD, the oldest suburb of Washington, DC, my apartment was on a block that straddled the District of Columbia and Maryland. You used to live in Tacoma Park???? I loved that community. For seven years. It's where I plopped down when I moved from grad school at Yale to the...
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Famous Symphonies?
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

Welcome to the forum. It is difficult to know how to respond to your question without a little more information about where you are coming from. I am assuming you are using "symphony" to mean works that are composed for an orchestra, which is perfectly ok. Then you mention cartoons, which brings imm...
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Concert Music in P.T. Barnum's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Thank you for turning my stomach, a reaction I always get when I am reminded that the merest accident of time and chance enabled me to take advantage of being a citizen of a country with a sophisticated musical, artistic, and intellectual culture when I might have been Mottel from Fiddler on the Roof.
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Everybody knows it's because they get pregnant
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Everybody knows it's because they get pregnant

BOSTON - Harvard University will spend $50 million over the next decade to support initiatives on women scientists and faculty that were recommended Monday by two task forces formed in the wake [of] President Lawrence Summers' comments on female aptitude in science and math. The recommendations incl...
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: 'Piano Man'
Replies: 19
Views: 3385

Re: 'Piano Man'

MaestroDJS wrote:.

"Nobody was skilled enough to recognise the music, they just knew it was classical music and he played very well."
Then why didn't they call me? I'm two hours and a car drive away, and my fee is only $500/day plus expenses.
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Flash! Supreme Court, 5-4, Backs Winos' Rights!
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

Good news for wine producers and drinkers, bad news for retail shops and states like Virginia which gets revenue from its ABC (Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) stores. That's most if not all of the southeast US, not to mention I know not how much of the rest of the country that I have neve...
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Flash! Supreme Court, 5-4, Backs Winos' Rights!
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

My first thought was, will they ship to APO addresses, but then I remembered that decent drinking wines here are dirt cheap compared to the States. When I lived in Takoma Park, MD, the oldest suburb of Washington, DC, my apartment was on a block that straddled the District of Columbia and Maryland. ...
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Old Radio Signature Themes
Replies: 15
Views: 4791

Well, I know that the show I Love a Mystery used Sibelius' Valse Triste. How do I know that?

http://www.old-time.com/themes.html

Which I'm sure Dave, who leaves no stone unturned, has already discovered. :)
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Around the World...To Hear the Ring (Every Cycle)
Replies: 6
Views: 1721

Since I can't afford to go to festivals, I will be having a little Bayreuth festival of my own at home over a couple of weekends. I plan to consume large amounts of beer and sausages and then listen to the Solti (or Krauss) Ring, the Klemperer Dutchman and the Berlin video of Meistersinger. I might...
by jbuck919
Mon May 16, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Mark Willey organ recital
Replies: 2
Views: 2384

Do you live in Leisure World? Whether the answer is yes or no, what do you have for an organ there, not to mention a space to play it in?

As you may know, the Charles Retirement Community in Baltimore has a magnificent chapel--it used to be the minor seminary for the Archdiocese of Baltimore!
by jbuck919
Sun May 15, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The "HOMERIC" SYMPHONY:why isn't it better known?
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: The "HOMERIC" SYMPHONY:why isn't it better kno

Hey, forget what all I posted on the "what-are-you-listening-to" thread.......what I'M hung up about is, why hasn't the world caught onto Berger's "Homerische Symphonie"? Vielleicht weil niemand noch nicht davon gehoert hat. There are several trendy composers on the other board that most listeners ...
by jbuck919
Sun May 15, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Hello I'm Bonamici...
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

I don't know about that business of being a fan of Mahler--just might exclude you from serious consideration. :wink:

Anyway, we need all the intelligent new input we can get, so welcome.