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by Barry
Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: WAYLT
Replies: 39
Views: 14710

I just had an amazing listening experience. It was Stokowski's arrangement of Love Music from Tristan's Acts II and III with the Philadelphia Orchestra; a studio recording from 1960 when Stoki made his return to Philly. I don't think I've ever heard a more gorgeous sounding recordings. I really am t...
by Barry
Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Richard Strauss' Violin Concerto and Sinfonica Domestica
Replies: 9
Views: 5043

There is also a DVD of Sawallisch/Philadelphia performing the Symphonia Domestica that I enjoy a lot, coupled with the European premier of Ruutavara's (sp??) eighth symphony. The concert was filmed in Helsinki during a European tour by the Orchestra probably four or five years ago. The Strauss is a ...
by Barry
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Muti Resigns: Opera World Stunned!
Replies: 4
Views: 3103

I'm not sure how anyone can be stunned when it's been pretty clear that it was just a matter of time until this happened for weeks.
by Barry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Corlyss, You, and the scientists who say that human conduct is not having a significant impact, may be right on Global Warming. But the scientists who say human conduct is, in fact, having a strongly negative impact on warming may also be right. You and I probably won't be alive when the correct sid...
by Barry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: If you thought you had enough religion
Replies: 22
Views: 7778

I'm actually with J.Buck. As anti-religion as I am, because it's such a gigantic and infrequent news-story, I really get excited by the picking of a new Pope. I was in high school the last time it happened (twice in a month of course). The death of Paul VI and selection of John-Paul I was really my ...
by Barry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Actually, in matters of science, I'd say scientists alone do have at least the closest thing to the truth that we can come up with. Of course, scientists differ with each other on a number of issues, but politicians and members of other professions are certainly not as qualified as scientists to pro...
by Barry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Good timing............from today's op-ed page: Posted on Fri, Apr. 01, 2005 Philadelphia Inquirer Starting today, new science John Rennie is editor in chief of Scientific American Over the years, as the editor of a science magazine, I have received many letters that helpfully pointed out that my co...
by Barry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Oops
Replies: 5
Views: 3023

Oops

BBC asks long-dead Bob Marley for interview Yahoo! April 1, 2005 LONDON (AFP) - A red-faced BBC apologised for requesting an interview with Bob Marley, the Jamaican reggae legend who died 24 years ago. BBC Three, one of the public broadcaster's digital TV channels, sent an e-mail to the Bob Marley F...
by Barry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Fluff I have known and loved
Replies: 22
Views: 8205

I get the Strauss waltz bug on ocassion and have a few nice recorded collections of them on disc. I also have one shelf of pop music that I turn to every once in a while (it used to be more often........It's been a while now). On that shelf, I have every original Beatles album (on CD), and a bunch o...
by Barry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phot ID's to vote
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Cosima,
Is there an easy process in place in Georgia for people who don't have a driver's license to get an acceptible photo ID?
by Barry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 12914

No offense Barry, but I think you think Europe is just like us without the things you find unpleasant here. It's not. It's far from it. That's why they they is them and we is us. That's why we have the most powerful economy in the world, and they are still struggling to get in the game after 100+ y...
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Frank,
If it makes you feel any better, I watched The Ten Commandments last week.
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

FrankAderholdt wrote: Barry's definition of "superstition": Anything I disagree with.
Barry's prime example of superstition (actually, dogmatically influenced myth may be more like it): Humans were created in their present form less than 10,000 years ago.
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Yes Frank. They don't like it when facts are denied on the basis of superstition, even more so in schools.
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Toccata and Fugue orchestral opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 4038

Since my earlier post, I realized that the Sawallisch Stokie transcriptions recordings (with the Toccata and Fugue) has been re-issued at budget price as part of the EMI-Encore series. So no need to go to Berkshire to get it.
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 12914

Kevin, I'm not sure about the details of that rule. Does it apply only to employees? I would imagine business-owners are exempt from such a limit. But regardless, even if I were to disaproove of it, such a law was enacted by a fairly-elected government and I would be very surprised to learn that the...
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Barry, I agree; it is sad that cultural pursuits do not have the same importance in the US as they do in Europe. But I'm unsure of how to change that situation. And this is something that is very old indeed. Tocqueville pointed out in the 1830s the fact that the culture that was developing in Ameri...
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Barry, I think Cor is right here. The market place has been allowed to operate. Business owners (at least in some venues) believe that customers will not turn out to watch the film. So they make a business decision not to show it. What is wrong with that? Now you and I may decry such philistine thi...
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 12914

Barry, Well not all Europeans vote for these systems. In collectivist nations, the rights of the individual are sacrificed (in numerous ways) for the "good of the whole" (a slippery term that is often difficult to define). The problem with that is that there are no such things as group rights. Ther...
by Barry
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Toccata and Fugue orchestral opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 4038

I've heard the Philadelphia Orchestra perform this live a couple times and it really can be spectacular. I don't know if you've shopped at Berkshire Record Outlet (broinc.com), but they have a collection of Stokowski transcriptions, including the Toccata and Fugue, by the Philadelphia Orchestra cond...
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Science and theology are two different beasts. Of course there are questions which science can't answer. But science can, and has, disproven literal biblical interpretations. "Ultra-Darwinist" is a term that may be used by some. But accepting Evolution as the mode by which all current species arrive...
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

I haven't, but I haven't really looked into it in depth.

I just bumped into a reporter I know on the street. She was heading back to the office from an "ask-the-person-on-the-street" assignment on Shiavo. She looked so unhappy.
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Corlyss,
Again, I shouldn't have used the thread title that I did.

My point is that it's sad that we live in a society where theater owners have to worry about losing business if they show a film based on sound science. I'm not claiming that they've been intimidated.
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

Yes Corlyss.......I should have worded the title differently. I agree with you on that. Yet there is a constant push in this country on the part of those who reject science in favor of religious dogma to keep Evolution in the closet or at least push biblical creation next to it and that is what prom...
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

There is no such thing as a "Darwinist" in the sense you imply... That was my initial thought as well........."What the hell is a hardcore Darwinist?" I suppose it's someone who refuses to reject the moutains of hard evidence that have been and continue to be examined by scientists in favor of reli...
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 15340

The relentless campaign to suppress science

Censorship of IMAX Films Threatens Integrity of Science, Leader Says Tue Mar 29,12:42 PM ET Science - SPACE.com/LiveScience.com LiveScience Staff LiveScience.com The leader of the world's largest organization of scientists said the suppression of some IMAX films because they run counter to religion ...
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Critical analysis of their own parties
Replies: 4
Views: 4471

NYTimes.com > Opinion OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR A Party Inverted By BILL BRADLEY Published: March 30, 2005 FIVE months after the presidential election Democrats are still pointing fingers at one another and trying to figure out why Republicans won. Was the problem the party's position on social issues or ta...
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Critical analysis of their own parties
Replies: 4
Views: 4471

Critical analysis of their own parties

NYTimes.com > Opinion OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR In the Name of Politics By JOHN C. DANFORTH Published: March 30, 2005 St. Louis — BY a series of recent initiatives, Republicans have transformed our party into the political arm of conservative Christians. The elements of this transformation have included adv...
by Barry
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Downfall
Replies: 1
Views: 2788

I saw it a couple weeks ago and also liked it a lot.

My only minor problem was all the sad music at the end when the Nazis were dying. I thought cheerful music would have been more in order for such things.
by Barry
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Arnold- What Happened!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4303

Dare I say it............he looks like a..............

GIRLY MAN!!!!
by Barry
Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Another Divisive Church-State Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 5020

Whether it's a solid decision on legal grounds or not, I hate to think of someone relying on what some schmo wrote two or three thousand years ago to determine whether someone should live or die. Of course, I am opposed to the death penalty regardless. So what someone's parents taught them is no mor...
by Barry
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 12914

Kevin, The people of western Europe vote for their government and their system. If they felt like they were lacking in personal autonomy and freedom, they'd vote for another system. Again, it's priorities. Having the freedom to become a millionaire isn't the be all to everyone everywhere. As I've sa...
by Barry
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Free on-line music
Replies: 13
Views: 6350

Free on-line music

I just signed up for the two-week trial membership with Andante.com. In their musicroom, they have scores of performances, some historic and some recent, by big-name performers. After the two week trial membership is up, you can either cancel or be billed $9.99 per month. I'm listening to Kappell/Or...
by Barry
Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 12914

Perhaps the poverty is more extreme then, Kevin (I don't think they have large areas like the poverty-stricken sections of Appalechia or some of the worst U.S. inner-city slums in western Europe and Canada). But regardless, even if you leave the poverty part of the equation out of it, as I indicated...
by Barry
Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Listen Now
Replies: 2
Views: 3751

You didn't miss it. The Greig is on now, to be followed by the Schubert.
by Barry
Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Listen Now
Replies: 2
Views: 3751

Listen Now

There is a nice concert on now at: http://whyy.org/91FM/live.html Sawallisch and the Philadelphia Orchestra are playing the Grieg concerto with Yundi Li and Schubert's 9th. I was at the concert a few weeks ago (only for the Schubert actually). The sound on this computer obviously is nothing like bei...
by Barry
Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 12914

.... Home ownership in Europe is something like 25-30% compared to near 60% here. In this country, 60%+ think they are middle class. We produce more millionaires and billionaires every year than any country in Europe bar none, and almost as many as Europe in toto produces.... Without getting into t...
by Barry
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 22
Views: 12131

Martinu: Toccata e due canzoni

Stravinsky: Concerto in D

Honegger: Symphony No. 4

All Hogwood/Kammerorchester Basel on Arte Nova.
by Barry
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Barber Violin Concerto
Replies: 8
Views: 6450

I skipped the concert, and I'm glad I did. Those two NCAA basketball games were thrillers :).
by Barry
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Friedman's latest (on energy)
Replies: 0
Views: 2448

Friedman's latest (on energy)

As is the case more often than not, I generally agree with Tom Friedman here. One little side note; while I often think Friedman is one of the most sensible and on-the-mark columnists around today, I find his writing style of addressing the readers like they're a roomfull of children annoying at tim...
by Barry
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 20376

Stifle is your word, Colin. I said I don't want to force you to do anything. But you asked the following: <<<Would you have me deny Him when He nudges me to share His love and Message wherever I am?>>> And even though you weren't addressing me, I thought I'd tell you how I feel. So while I don't wan...
by Barry
Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 20376

Re: Reaching That Funny-Age

Wherever I go, Christ is with me, and He still weeps for the perishing souls all around. He bled and died to give me Life, peace, and joy unspeakable. Would you have me deny Him when He nudges me to share His love and Message wherever I am? I wouldn't force you to deny it, but I'd certainly prefer ...
by Barry
Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Pool is now open
Replies: 15
Views: 9347

Protests Outside Schiavo Hospice Chaotic Sat Mar 26, 7:57 AM ET U.S. National - AP By JILL BARTON, Associated Press Writer PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Jennifer Johnson, barefoot and in her pajamas, ran to her grandfather's bedside once a hospice worker said his death was moments away. She got there — one ...
by Barry
Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: WAYLT
Replies: 39
Views: 14710

From the Fricsay set: Scheherazade and Hartmann's 6th symphony.

This was the first time hearing the Hartmann for me and I enjoyed it a lot. It's extremely intense music.
by Barry
Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 20376

Re: The Princeton Record Exchange - those of you who haven't visited in a while will be sorry to know that its volume and selection of classical CDs is not what it used to be. There still (at least as of a few months ago)is quite a lot of LPs, in boxes on tables and underneath - but the CD count is...
by Barry
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 22
Views: 12131

David,
How do you like Klemperer's Bruckner 7? I've never heard it, but it's been recommended to me in the past.
by Barry
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Pool is now open
Replies: 15
Views: 9347

Man Tries to Steal Gun to 'Rescue Schiavo' Fri Mar 25, 7:00 AM ET U.S. National - AP SEMINOLE, Fla. - A man was arrested after trying to steal a weapon from a gun shop so he could "take some action and rescue Terri Schiavo," authorities said. Michael W. Mitchell, of Rockford, Ill., entered Randall's...
by Barry
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 22
Views: 12131

Corlyss, It didn't cost me a penny. Of course, I received copies, rather than originals. It was a trade; not a purchase. I absolutely love finding like-minded people on the various boards I post on with whom I can trade gems from our collections. There is no way I'd have bought that Fricsay set at f...