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by jbuck919
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler's Piano Quartet
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Mahler's Piano Quartet

Lovely, but it is only a movement. (That is what "Satz" means in German, and, I presume, in Dutch.)
by jbuck919
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang’s Return
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Lang Lang’s Return

It's been a lang lang time, but maybe not lang enough. (Sorry--I couldn't resist.)
by jbuck919
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 14937

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

whoever else here has heard of Wheaton, Maryland?), Sue and I-we've had Thai food there and it's close to a wonderful garden we've been to at least 3 times--Brookside Gardens! Regards, Len :) Yes, I forgot that we've been through this before. But you and the intrepid Sue have been everywhere that I...
by jbuck919
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thailand cave rescue: Ex-navy diver dies on oxygen supply mission
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Thailand cave rescue: Ex-navy diver dies on oxygen supply mission

Don't ask me how I know this; I just do. Cave diving is about the most dangerous thing in the world. Astronauts do not require as many backup systems as do cave divers. It astonished me that a country like Thailand would have SEALs. So much for a lesson learned.
by jbuck919
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 14937

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

I also contacted the person who had the unfortunate screen name "nutjob." It turns out that he and I have lived in the same location in two places out of three (I mean, whoever else here has heard of Wheaton, Maryland?), but he is currently in California so will not be able to join us. Guess I'd bet...
by jbuck919
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich Op.34 Preludes for piano
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Shostakovich Op.34 Preludes for piano

Shostakovich, as sophisticated a composer as ever lived, was obviously inspired by Chopin's preludes in composing this set. He himself must have known that they are dated in terms of style. You have attempted a few? Now try the Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 which make modernism a worthy pursuit. I own ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in flooded cave are found alive: debate begins on how to get them out
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: 12 teens and their coach trapped in flooded cave are found alive: debate begins on how to get them out

The US has few things left to be proud of. If the Navy SEALS cannot get them out, then nobody can. Let's just hope that Trump keeps his hands off the operation. (Don't blame me. I'm not the one who made the good seem bad and vice versa because of extreme politics.) Your wonderful country has SO MUC...
by jbuck919
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Not so famous last words
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Not so famous last words

Listen to my favorite patriotic song to the end. Most of the song is subjunctive, assuming that there is something about our country to improve, a fact which people seldom notice. The last couplet is an ass-kicker, which is omitted from most hymnals. Even the Episcopal Hymnal 1982 from which I play ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Star Spangled Banner renditions
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Star Spangled Banner renditions

Then there is this classic rendition:''
by jbuck919
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in flooded cave are found alive: debate begins on how to get them out
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: 12 teens and their coach trapped in flooded cave are found alive: debate begins on how to get them out

The US has few things left to be proud of. If the Navy SEALS cannot get them out, then nobody can. Let's just hope that Trump keeps his hands off the operation. (Don't blame me. I'm not the one who made the good seem bad and vice versa because of extreme politics.)
by jbuck919
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Humans to explore deep space for the first time in 50 years
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Humans to explore deep space for the first time in 50 years

The last I heard, 240,000 miles from Earth is not "deep space." We haven't the slightest idea how to propel humans beyond lunar orbit, not even into the rest of the solar system, and IMEO, this is a case not of learning more to be able to do more (as in, say, heavier-than-air flight), but of the mor...
by jbuck919
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chalkie documentary on BBC 4
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Chalkie documentary on BBC 4

A documentary about the career of Chalkie Davies is scheduled for broadcast on BBC 4 at 11:30 p.m. GMT this Friday, July 6. I've checked on the possibilities for receiving the feed in the US, when it would happen live at a slightly more civilized hour, but I'm a bit lost as to whether it can be done...
by jbuck919
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How To Fix An Election
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: How To Fix An Election

Gerrymandering dates back more than two centuries, and has never been comprehensively overturned by the courts. All political parties have taken advantage of it, but the modern Republican party has honed it, along with all the other antique structural flaws in our so-called democracy, to a fine art.
by jbuck919
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A slogan instead of a policy
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: A slogan instead of a policy

Not bought into the worst possible (and incorrect) interpretation of Waters's remark, as did Nancy Pelosi. John still the comment seems to speak for itself-Michelle Obama said when they go low we should go high. Regards, Len "Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see an...
by jbuck919
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A slogan instead of a policy
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: A slogan instead of a policy

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:18 pm
jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:08 pm
I wonder if it was Chuck Schumer in his response to Maxine Waters who was no help. There's the NY Senate delegation: 2 for 2.
What do you think he should have done? Regards, Len
Not bought into the worst possible (and incorrect) interpretation of Waters's remark, as did Nancy Pelosi.
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A slogan instead of a policy
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: A slogan instead of a policy

every Democrat running for the House on the spot (as if they did not have a hard enough time of it already), since they are all sure to be asked if they stand by the slogan. This is no time to be further energizing Trump's base-Maxine Waters didn't help either-I'm watching a blue wave disintegratin...
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?
Replies: 19
Views: 961

Re: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?

John F wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:49 am
Yes, Boris Karloff's singing voice is right for Captain Hook, though I'd expected something even more sinister, like Darrell Fancourt in the D'Oyly Carte recordings.
Yes, Karloff was excellent in the Disco hit "Monster Mash." ;)
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A slogan instead of a policy
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: A slogan instead of a policy

Yeah, I got an e-mail from Gillibrand's organization (my junior senator, remember), and I was shocked to see this. Assuming this is really coming from her, among other things, she has put every Democrat running for the House on the spot (as if they did not have a hard enough time of it already), sin...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: HAL is back in orbit
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: HAL is back in orbit

Can anyone identify any significant science done aboard the boondoggle ISS? I worked for a NASA contractor when it first started being constructed and in all those years I have yet to read a report of what is going on there that justifies the expense, especially as opposed to the spectacular results...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hierarchy suspends priest for RWP — rapping while preaching
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Hierarchy suspends priest for RWP — rapping while preaching

Not everything that has been done should be done. Old wine in new wineskins, etc., the proverb is something musty. Kenyan Bishop Philip Anyolo, the guy that suspended the 'sweet' Padre, appears to be much less forgiving of pop culture hailing from the streets of NYC, whatever its African origins ma...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hierarchy suspends priest for RWP — rapping while preaching
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Hierarchy suspends priest for RWP — rapping while preaching

There is absolutely nothing new about incorporating popular cultural forms in African RC worship, though they are more often more traditionally cultural than rap.



by jbuck919
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Justice Kennedy Resigns
Replies: 31
Views: 1587

Re: Justice Kennedy Resigns

Interesting times ahead!! Why do these geriatrics cling on so long to their jobs? Haven't they got meaningful lives to live in retirement? I can think of a million things I'd rather be doing than going to work. You and Len and I would be going to work. That's not what a Supreme Court justice does.
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 14937

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Forgive me if I missed it, but do we have a time for July 18th? I want to give Larry the details. I'm about to message him with the date(s)...is our reservation firm so that we'll all be there at the same time? John yes, it's at 2PM-10 people. Regards, Len CMG Lunch July 18th Wed 2PM http://www.pom...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 14937

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Isn't it Larry Rinkel with an R (and an i)? Hope he comes. Forgive me if I missed it, but do we have a time for July 18th? I want to give Larry the details. I'm about to message him with the date(s) (John F will forgive me for using a noun as a verb :) ), but is our reservation firm so that we'll a...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: What's Wrong about Facebook
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: What's Wrong about Facebook

What's wrong about Amazon? The same thing. Not at all. Amazon sells products, and the only personal information they require is the minimum needed to collect payments and ship purchases, which any online or mail order vendor needs to have since the Sears catalog and before. While customers can post...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?
Replies: 19
Views: 961

Re: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?

I first became aware of it at a local and excellent performance in which "Dream With Me" was sung as the encore to a classical recital. It was performed as in the following, with piano accompaniment and cello obbligato, leading me to wonder if that's Bernstein's original idea for the piece. The sopr...
by jbuck919
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 47
Views: 3954

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Those films are based on play texts that are works of literature in their own right. (I have read two versions of how Edward Albee felt about the film, one in which he liked it and another in which he did not). There is nothing wrong with that, but of course a cinema program would involve more than...
by jbuck919
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Mookalafalas wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm
At the risk of giving you a callous on your scrolling finger, i will attach the contents here. It is long, and Google translated from a Chinese website--some of the spellings are wonky.
CD1
Chopin: Smooth swashes and gorgeous Polish dance,
Can't wait to here these. :lol:
by jbuck919
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: What's Wrong about Facebook
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: What's Wrong about Facebook

What's wrong about Amazon? The same thing. :) What this boils down to is that people must find their own truly personal connections, which has always been the case. At worst, Facebook has shown how shallow almost all our supposed connections really are. Blood is still thicker than water.
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonalds Change
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Mcdonalds Change

Len, you've lost a lot of weight!!! :lol: Belle yeah the weeding and other garden chores will do that to you! As it turned out we got very little rain yesterday-don't know how Saratoga Springs made out but we couldn't take the chance of going all the way up there with the forecast they give. As it ...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 47
Views: 3954

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Not to mention "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" I teach both Virginia Woolf and Streetcar every year, the plays along with the movies. Once taught Streetcar to 9th-grade failures in summer school. They liked it a lot. Those films are based on play texts that are works of literature in their own ri...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 47
Views: 3954

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Sounds like you've got excellent things happening there with your students. I've done storyboarding with my students and they seem to enjoy that and learn to understand how film is constructed. Mine you, I have no experience in the digital media with cinema and have no idea how they're put together...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonalds Change
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Mcdonalds Change

The only reason I am not kidding the Gorans about resorting to McDonalds is that it would be the pot calling the kettle black. The school day starts so early and I live so far from most of the schools that more often than not I stop at McDonald's for breakfast to go. (Always the no. 2 breakfast with...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation

The quote is clear evidence that Donald Trump is not like the Nazi leadership. Most of his lies are only of moderate proportions even though they are many, they can be so convoluted that often it is difficult to know just what he is talking about, and he changes them almost minute by minute. That's ...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

The lawsuit, I believe, is coming out of the collective memory of that painful past. To say that invoking those painful memories is tendentious strikes me as, well, tendentious. Historical memory is not a palimpsest easily written over by appeals to self-evident truth bereft of evidence or to logic...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

we are still paying the price for the unspeakable evil of slavery, which includes being caught more or less permanently between a rock and a hard place when it comes to affirmative action. African slavery was indisputably a grievous evil we are still paying for. So is the legacy of anti-Asian riots...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 2074

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Belle wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:01 am
Annoyingly, Dr. Peterson is still being referred to as Mr. Peterson. Some manners from the mainstream media, if you please!!
How about The Reverend Dr. Peterson? :roll:
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Universities must practice some form of affirmative action ... I prefer to take out of context the passage from Deuteronomy which has proven all too true. It is something about visiting the iniquities of the fathers unto the third and forth [and 9th and 10th] generation. It's the in-thing today to ...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Very obviously, this is a question of political philosophy. Universities must practice some form of affirmative action if their student bodies are not going to be uniformly this, that, or the other identity from traditionally achieving groups. Some members of such groups are always going to object t...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

First, modernistfan, holding a Ph.D. from Harvard, however impressive, does not make you a Harvard graduate, any more than I am a Yale graduate. You are a graduate of your undergraduate college. Hmmmm. This view does not appear to be shared by the university from which I received a Master's degree ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

First, modernistfan, holding a Ph.D. from Harvard, however impressive, does not make you a Harvard graduate, any more than I am a Yale graduate. You are a graduate of your undergraduate college. This has been going on forever with no end in sight. When I was at Princeton (my true alma mater), there ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows

You mean jazz musicians have brains? <ducking and running> Well, it has been said that jazz pianists who seem to have fabulous techniques still get to pick the notes they play. This sounds like something of a variation on that. Also, I once knew someone in Columbia MD who had hired a very famous ja...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The making of Amadeus
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Re: The making of Amadeus

Belle wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:16 am
I couldn't find a link here.
Well, I posted it as a YouTube. You should just be able to click on the YouTube "play" symbol and not have to go through a link. However, here is the link if that's what you need:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skTpAngaMPg
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An extraordinary woman
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Re: An extraordinary woman

Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, may be doing more important work than he ever did. It's a long article from the Washington Post magazine, but I read it from beginning to end. Stories like this and people like her give me hope. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2018/06/11/fe...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 14937

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Isn't it Larry Rinkel with an R (and an i)? Hope he comes. John, thanks, yes it is-he's on the right! Before things get more complicated with 2 lunches I'm going to put up two threads, one for each date. Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/Harris%20Cliftwood%20Lance%20and%20La...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Frigid Sweden could be why right-wingers are unperturbed by global warming. The Ice-Belt in the USA has seen the largest increases in suicides since 1999.
Yes, simple "SAD" is a more likely hypothesis.
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help

Some years ago Sweden was found to have an unusually high suicide rate. One of my co-workers of right-wing persuasion said something to the effect that this is what happens when a society destroys the possibility of self-determination. In other words, without examining facts or offering any evidence...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Saratoga Chamber Players appearing this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: Saratoga Chamber Players appearing this weekend

Also, by posting this I am committing myself to attending the Sunday performance instead of just coming home from church and calling it a day. (Glens Falls is a 40-minute drive and I substitute teach there all the time.) You picked the right day-the 2 weekends later the Goran's will be up there fra...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Life on Mars? Can't be ruled in, or out, after Rover finds organic matter and methane spikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Life on Mars? Can't be ruled in, or out, after Rover finds organic matter and methane spikes

It was demonstrated decades ago in a laboratory that organic molecules can be produced under conditions that simulate early solar system history with the building blocks of carbon and hydrogen present. Until there is a sign of a self-replicating molecule, I am sticking with the "we are alone" suppo...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The making of Amadeus
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

The making of Amadeus

This may have been posted before. Caution: It is not a director's cut as the YouTube title implies. It is a telling of the story about how the film came about.