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by jbuck919
Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Missa Solemnis by Beethoven
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Re: Missa Solemnis by Beethoven

I heard some samples of Klemperer's Missa Solemnis recording and I was dumbstruck! The recording is so titanic compared to anaemic crap I've listened from Harnoncourt and Gardiner. Both of these recordings make me want to fall asleep while the samples from Klemperer's recording made me want to rush...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: HELP
Replies: 24
Views: 3953

Hi David--I now live in a senior development where I get a meal a day so as the song says, "I don't get around much anymore". I still go to a place called Timbuktu in Hanover,MD for the best crab cakes in the world. Heaven send us strength. You move across an ocean, and on a classical music message...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: EU Constitution Vote
Replies: 89
Views: 8701

Corlyss_D wrote:Why, thank you, Herman. I do plan to return to Europe one of these days. I definitely will take you up on the drink.
But first, there must be between us Muenchen again, Dahling. Unterbahn--kein Problem. 8) :) [/i]
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: I Need Your Perspective on Watergate
Replies: 62
Views: 7208

In case anyone hasn't noticed, Clinton has been extremely contrite and totallly forthcoming. I believe him to be honest and forthriight in this respect. He has nothing to gain other than the good will of the American people and perhaps the continuing forgiveness of his family. I know you are sincer...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: I Need Your Perspective on Watergate
Replies: 62
Views: 7208

Much as I agree with DavidRoss, the things Clinton did were all about sex. The experience proved, regretably, that the American public doesn't care about perjury committed to conceal a sexual indiscretion that doesn't implicate the execution of the duties of the office. In case anyone hasn't notice...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The worst that could happen is that he might say no
Replies: 16
Views: 3153

Re: The worst that could happen is that he might say no

A recent thread has made me think that I could actually ask Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau out to lunch when I go to Berlin in a couple of weeks and he might say yes. Classical stars are not on the same order as pop stars, thank God. Of course I will not do it. I would melt into a puddle under the table ...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: I Need Your Perspective on Watergate
Replies: 62
Views: 7208

Re: I Need Your Perspective on Watergate

Since I was not yet born when Watergate happened in 1972, I'm from a different generation than many of the posters here at the Corner Pub. Not yet born in 1972. Sigh. I shall try my best. As those of you who have read the "Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy" thread know, I have zero expectations of et...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: HELP
Replies: 24
Views: 3953

Glad I could help! I'll start off with La Taverna , a terrific Greek restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. I ate there more often than any restaurant except the Tai Shan Chinese restaurant in DC's Chinatown. There's a terrific Mongolian restaurant in the vacinity of Tai Shan but the name is on the tip...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Guam's Andersen AFB eyed as home for new Global Strike Task
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

You do know that members of the Marine Corps Band, The President's Own, are not true Marines? They are contract musicians who meet particular height and weight standards and receive training in marching. While all the top service bands are based in D.C. only the Marine Band musicians can't be deplo...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Guam's Andersen AFB eyed as home for new Global Strike Task
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

What a story about your dad! What was his thought process in switching, and how come he left out the Marine Corps? Their band is quite famous - much more than any but the Army Band. I mean was it his ambition to have served in all of the Services before he mustered out? As a fellow Army, er, servic...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The worst that could happen is that he might say no
Replies: 16
Views: 3153

Blip wrote:Oh, heavens, yes, ask! I'd love to have lunch with DFD. He wrote a very good book on Wagner and Nietzsche, and I think I'd start there. Then I'd go on to baseball.
To a German I'd probably sound like an expert on baseball. :)
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The worst that could happen is that he might say no
Replies: 16
Views: 3153

The worst that could happen is that he might say no

A recent thread has made me think that I could actually ask Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau out to lunch when I go to Berlin in a couple of weeks and he might say yes. Classical stars are not on the same order as pop stars, thank God. Of course I will not do it. I would melt into a puddle under the table s...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Air Force Academy Superintendent Admits & Confronts Bias
Replies: 15
Views: 2498

Good. I am of course a self-interested commentator on this matter, but the US military is probably the most enlightened wing of US society, and frankly a marvel of civilization of all time. It recognizes that it must be completely without bigotry to fulfill its mission, and openly self-analyzes wher...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2690

No, it's not. It's just like anything else, Ralph. You have to pack up the good into a smaller package, and since New Jersey isn't exactly Texas that isn't too hard. Plus, remember that the U.S. is deficient in capacity to refine petroleum, and guess where much of the existing capacity is? One coul...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: She May Say No, But She Really Means Yes
Replies: 19
Views: 3129

May I insert what I consider a common sense reply in all this? The Europeans themselves are not emoting to the extent that US members of this board are. It is extremely obvious to almost everyone over here that the benefits of European unity outweigh the drawbacks. On the other hand, it is not to be...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Fischer-Dieskau Not Thrilled to be 80
Replies: 13
Views: 2516

Re: Fischer-Dieskau

He deserved to remembered. He was one of musical titans of the 20th century, and perhaps the only singer who as an interpreter could be compared with Casals or Schnabel. Mark H. Mark, please stay with us. That has to count as the most informative first post on this board that I have ever seen.
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Israel says Syria test-fired 3 missiles
Replies: 2
Views: 773

I do not understand why the sailing of a U.S. fleet in the direction of Syria now two weeks ago has been treated as non-news. My colleague was reading it aloud from Stars and Stripes and I was joking about rumors and my other colleagues where stating that they are not just rumors. Usually armchair i...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: New member help please
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: New member help please

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, thought it was pretty cool.. :) Well, you're right about that. I don't usually get here first to welcome new members, but my morning takes place in Germany. Can anything be cooler than that? 8) Anyway, I'm looking for good music in which I can play (in piano) for...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2690

where would the Yankees play their home games? Somewhere else? ***** Shea Stadium-oust the Mets? Just a couple of posts ago, you didn't think Yankee-the-greatest-of-all-Stadiums was grand enough. Queens. Yuck. Woise than Joisey. Adequate for tennis. ***** Queens is great! Vibrant neighborhoods, ter...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Guam's Andersen AFB eyed as home for new Global Strike Task
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

I had to reply to this one because that was my father's one exotic station when I was a child, and I mean like eight years old. (In case that seems a contradiction, my father was an Air Force bandsman before West Point. It is extremely rare to transfer between the services, but bandsmen are sometime...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3228

This is after all a classical music site. Anyone heard any recent CD by
Wendy Carlos?
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2690

Ralph wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:
Ralph wrote: where would the Yankees play their home games?
Somewhere else?
*****

Shea Stadium-oust the Mets?
Just a couple of posts ago, you didn't think Yankee-the-greatest-of-all-Stadiums was grand enough. Queens. Yuck. Woise than Joisey. Adequate for tennis.
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Wacko Jackco Faces the Music
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

I don't think Jackson's fame will influence the jury. The issue is reasonable doubt and that means jurors will be instructed not to determine guilt solely based upon an unusual lifestyle. On the other hand, admitting to sleeping, even chastely, with boys is strong circumstantial evidence. The degre...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Wacko Jackco Faces the Music
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

I don't think Jackson's fame will influence the jury. The issue is reasonable doubt and that means jurors will be instructed not to determine guilt solely based upon an unusual lifestyle. On the other hand, admitting to sleeping, even chastely, with boys is strong circumstantial evidence. The degre...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3228

Read what the CRS says about itself. I'm not making this up. They do research at the behest of congressmen, just the same as the GAO does. They can't tell the congressmen what policies to legislate. The can only tell them the lay of the topical land. Take a look at this State website list of CRS re...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sir Edward Elgar
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Once and only once in my eleven-years stint as a teacher at a Catholic school, I was asked to play the organ for graduation (the reason it was only once was because they could fit into a church that year, whereas later they had the ceremony in a horse arena, and yes, they celebrated Mass there). Of ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2690

What's wrong with letting 'em use Yankee Stadium? Manhattan is full. Take it somewhere else if Yankee Stadium is unavailable. ***** I don't think they would view Yankee Stadium as grand enough and, anyway, where would the Yankees play their home games? Then the obvious solution is Giants Stadium in...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3228

CRS is not "a bunch of library science types." It's the public policy research arm of congress. http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/whatscrs.html Right. That's why we're always reading in the news about the work of the Congressional Research Service in setting national policy. And GAO isn't a bunch of accou...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2690

What's wrong with letting 'em use Yankee Stadium? Manhattan is full. Take it somewhere else if Yankee Stadium is unavailable. I don't know about the things that actually require an enormous stadium, but they could do a great deal of it at the superb athletic facilities avaialble at West Point 40 mi...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Let's Hope Warren Buffet & Michael Cashed Out in Time
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

John, Do you have to give back the COLA when the Euro tanks???? :wink: I know you were being facetious, but just to make it clear, the COLA is adjusted every single pay period. I never earn the same amount (in dollars) two pay periods in a row. If the Euro falls below the dollar, I don't take a pay...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Let's Hope Warren Buffet & Michael Cashed Out in Time
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

I get a COLA for the difference between the euro and the dollar. Though I do not actually pay much attention to how much I spend on the economy, theoretically I do better with a higher-valued euro because I can do all my non-luxury shopping on post in dollars. However, the lower euro is certainly go...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: evenings away from the orchestra
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Before anybody runs out to rent the movie about Frida Kahlo, which deals among other things with the affair with Trotsky, I will offer the advice not to forego the experience, but also not to set your hopes too high.
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Fischer-Dieskau Not Thrilled to be 80
Replies: 13
Views: 2516

"the most influential singer of the 20th century" ??? The survival of Lieder as a performing art which one can still occasionally hear live owes much more to a pretty small number of individual heroes (I mean those who inspire young singers) than does opera. It is a chamber art, one that does not d...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Fischer-Dieskau Not Thrilled to be 80
Replies: 13
Views: 2516

Isn't it the silliest thing that I would just happen to have owned two recordings that showed some lack? He couldn't sing a vocal trill to save his life and botched the one in the Count's aria from Nozze di Figaro on a recording with Karl Boehm. In the recording of Christ Lag in Todesbanden under Ka...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3228

To state the obvious, and I'm not implying that this is not discrimination, wasn't her timing just the teeniest bit provocative? ***** Why should that matter? I am speaking of her own self-interest in not wanting to do this the hard way. On the other hand, in her own mind it might have seemed to he...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3228

To state the obvious, and I'm not implying that this is not discrimination, wasn't her timing just the teeniest bit provocative?
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

Corlyss_D wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I hope I don't have to say that I meant no slur on the adherents to any denomination.
No, of course not. You are equally paranoid about all of them.
On reflection, the Buddhists are pretty laid back.
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2690

As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)

Judge throws out challenge to stadium deal key to New York's Olympic hopes By SAMUEL MAULL, Associated Press Writer June 2, 2005 NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit alleging illegalities in the land sale for a planned $2 billion stadium, a structure key to the city's hopes of hosti...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

Right where we would be if (name the denomination) had secular power in our society. John's one bull crap freebee of the week. If the Jehovah's Witnesses were in charge, blood transfusions would be illegal. Hell, if the Christian Scientists were in charge, modern medicine would be illegal. Do I hav...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

Right where we would be if (name the denomination) had secular power in our society. John's one bull crap freebee of the week. If the Jehovah's Witnesses were in charge, blood transfusions would be illegal. Hell, if the Christian Scientists were in charge, modern medicine would be illegal. Do I hav...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Those Nutty Saudis
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

Can we call it a tie? Perhaps Corlyss will delete my thread-start.

You know, I usually overlook these things because I think "nah, that's not really interesting." In the last three months, every time--and I mean every single time--I have had that thought someone else has gotten there ahead of me.
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - He just wanted his colleagues in the government's legislative arm to discuss the possibility of conducting a study into the feasibility of reversing the ban on women drivers — the only prohibition of its kind in the world. But Consultative Council member Mohammad al-Zulfa's pr...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Thoughts on breakfast
Replies: 52
Views: 6749

I've got a can of Irish oat meal, but rarely pull it out. When I'm in the mood for a hot cerial treat, I usually grab the cream of wheat. I like the Cream of Wheat as well, which seems to be relatively unknown in the South. What is interesting about these cereals is that a few hundred years ago the...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A Serious Essay About...Music
Replies: 27
Views: 5306

Mercy ... how long-winded, and yet to so little purpose :-) I crave the collective pardon. As you doubtless know, Karl, you don't have to crave my individual pardon. I agree with you. But that may be just me, because aesthetics per se bores me. I do not understand how it affects anyone's appreciati...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Thoughts on breakfast
Replies: 52
Views: 6749

What you have when you cut up strawberries and sugar them, i.e., the first step in strawberry short cake. Odd that we would never have strawberry shortcake for breakfast, but have no problem with waffles with strawberries and whipped cream or French toast with maple syrup. Which reminds me, when I'...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: People with a listening problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

I can handle this matter. Please forward a retainer of $2500.00. Thanks. Ralph the ambulance chaser. Am I after all going to have to spring for lunch this summer? (At the same time you're representing a class action suit against parents whose kids have failed geometry in the Department of Defense D...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: People with a listening problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

That would be very funny, except that it is my understanding that all debts must be paid out of the estate of the deceased. It is small wonder that the poor zhlub at the other end of the phone wasn't trained for this. You're not supposed to call a debtor and tell him that he has to forgive all Aunt ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber

Armstrong commanded NASA's Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969. Oh. Him. Yeah, him. My hero. Why? Not for the moon landing. Because he said: "I have been alloted only so many heartbeats in this life and I'm not about to waste a single one on exercise." This explains why he lurks among the member ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Todd's Time Out Playpen
Replies: 9
Views: 2156

Order! Order! Todd, take your petty personal stuff off-line. If you got something substantive to say about music, go say it. If you got something topical to say for the Pub regulars, say it. Otherwise, move on. GMG is back up and running. Meanwhile, your posts of the kind you have made to this thre...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Off the top of my head (ha ha) I would say Armstrong doesn't have a leg to stand on because he had no expectation of exercising any control over the hair after it was removed. It was garbage once it hit the floor. But since I never pursued a tonsorial malpractice case, I'll keep an open mind. :wink...