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by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alarming Rumors About WQXR
Replies: 25
Views: 3595

Re: Alarming Rumors About WQXR

From the Media Buyer Planner...4/28/09/.....More from the sad WQXR news front.. :( :( :( The New York Times is said to be considering selling its classical music and NYT news radio station, WQXR (96.3 FM), in order to raise some cash. The New York Times Co. saw publisher’s ad revenue plummet 27% in...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl Albums Are Making A Comeback.......
Replies: 15
Views: 1676

Re: Vinyl Albums Are Making A Comeback.......

Apparently it's not working for classical music recordings. I was talking today with the owner of BRO. He says they can't give them away these days. I wonder what's going to happen to my 68,000 of them - eventually. I still happily play vinyl and use vinyl on my radio programs if there is no CD cou...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Krystian Zimerman Vows Not to Return to US
Replies: 51
Views: 2671

Re: Krystian Zimerman Vows Not to Return to US

This is sad. It's not just the issue of polluting art with politics, but the unhinged nature of the remarks suggest some form of mental deterioration. There is something going on here besides his propensity to politicize his concerts. I wish I could agree, but I suspect the views he expressed are p...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Aeolian
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Haydn Aeolian

They are both very good cycles, I may marginally prefer the Angeles, but, the Aeolan is definitely a very good traversal, Amazon US has it coming out on May 5th at $133... Amazon France has it for 50 Euros or $66 plus postage, it comes out on May 13th http://www.amazon.fr/Int%C3%A9grale-Quatuors-Co...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Aeolian
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Haydn Aeolian

Decca is set to reissue their venerable Aeolian set of Haydn string quartets. The recent release of the Dorati symphony cycle was attractively priced, and perhaps this one will be comparably cheap. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wl67vTOVL._SL500_AA240_.jpg In any case, is this set any good?...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Krystian Zimerman Vows Not to Return to US
Replies: 51
Views: 2671

Re: Krystian Zimerman Vows Not to Return to US

This thread is completely hysterical and predictable. :P But I'm sure it'll continue for another 4 pages. :mrgreen: As for what he said? Who cares? Totally futile discussion. It's not futile if it is amusing. I would love to see his total concert schedule for the year in order to determine which co...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alarming Rumors About WQXR
Replies: 25
Views: 3595

Re: Alarming Rumors About WQXR

But WNYC is now talk radio during the day and has music only at night, not all of it classical. Sad to hear that news about WNYC. Here is a little history of this fondly remembered station. I have not heard the new version of WNYC in over thirty years: :idea: I don't know what sad news about WNYC y...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HIP Beethoven
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

Re: HIP Beethoven

HIP Beethoven has appealed to me since acquiring the Gardiner set fifteen years ago. Gardiner has the vitality of Toscanini, with the added bonus of original instruments. My only objection is that Beethoven's original metronome marking for the last movement of VIII is simply too fast for proper art...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Krystian Zimerman Vows Not to Return to US
Replies: 51
Views: 2671

Re: Krystian Zimerman Vows Not to Return to US

It seems we have heard of similar nonsense from Zimmerman before http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=27799&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a Again, people attend his concerts to hear him play the piano. That he feels entitled to subject these people to his political rants is a sign of perso...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HIP Beethoven
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

Re: HIP Beethoven

I am a fan of both HIP (Historically Informed Performance) and PIP (Period Instrument Performance). The fruity winds, scrunchy strings, and blatty brass of the latter make for a tangy sonority that sounds particularly vital to my ears, especially when coupled with the clarity and transparency of a ...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HIP Beethoven
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

HIP Beethoven

I'm normally into HIP. 80% of my Bach is HIP, probably 30% of my Mozart. But up to now, no HIP Beethoven. I had to remedy that, and just got the Immerseel Beethoven Symphony cycle. Have only heard a limited amount so far, but am absolutely blown away. I will not abandon my favorite traditional inter...
by nut-job
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Those of you who DO NOT like Maazel & Muti...
Replies: 18
Views: 3083

Re: Those of you who DO NOT like Maazel & Muti...

http://music.utsa.edu:16080/horn/image_1996_pittsburgh_respighi.jpg This is indeed very fine. Another beautiful set of recordings from Maazel is the series of Sibelius Symphonies with Pittsburgh on Sony. I much prefer that set to the more often mentioned Maazel/VPO set. The Maazel/Cleveland Romeo a...
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Flyover
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: The Flyover

Mayor Bloomberg's staff was notified, they didn't bother to tell him.
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bob needs a father!
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Bob needs a father!

piston wrote:I have always claimed that a reasonable measure of adversity in life helps rather than hurts the individual. Have we lost faith in the notion of work ethic (Protestant or not!)?.
Evidently the 90% to 95% that are not Bob have not.
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bob needs a father!
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Bob needs a father!

Yes, but do you claim that Americans have a monopoly on spoiled, irresponsible kids? I think I was also somewhat irresponsible during my youth. :(
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bob needs a father!
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Bob needs a father!

piston wrote:Unless his father is rich and influential.
In which case he'll be siphoning money off of Mommy and Daddy, do you want to send him to Gitmo? (Someone has to anchor the curve so you kid can get an A.)
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bob needs a father!
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Bob needs a father!

Bob is the name of the five to ten percent of the capable, even intelligent students who, in spite of their parents' great financial sacrifice, will completely flop at the end of the academic year. Bob simply is not motivated to fulfill academic requirements. He's never there except for the mid-ter...
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl Albums Are Making A Comeback.......
Replies: 15
Views: 1676

Re: Vinyl Albums Are Making A Comeback.......

Vinyl up 80%, from 0.01% to 0.018%?
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music and alcohol
Replies: 41
Views: 3072

Re: Classical music and alcohol

I occasionally take a nip of liquor, but not when I plan to listen. Alcohol tends to reduce my auditory acuteness, so I avoid it if I will be listening. Music itself, is the best intoxicant.
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Good News! Swine Flu Can't Erupt in Israel
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Good News! Swine Flu Can't Erupt in Israel

karlhenning wrote:(Someone had to.)
That's debatable. 8)
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our Best Hope for Sensible Detainee Policy: Obama's Cynicism
Replies: 27
Views: 737

Re: Our Best Hope for Sensible Detainee Policy: Obama's Cynicism

Corlyss_D wrote:The administration is lucky: the swine flu has knocked the agonizing over the detainees and the torture debacle off the front pages for the time being.
I'm waiting for the someone to float the theory that swine flu is a conspiracy by Obama to deflect attention from the economy.
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Respectfully, Isn't It Time...?
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Respectfully, Isn't It Time...?

I respectfully submit that this thread should be put in the announcement section for at least a month so that users have a chance to comment upon it before any rash action is taken!
by nut-job
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martinu smaller works
Replies: 22
Views: 2708

Re: Martinu smaller works

Thanks for the many suggestions.

Hogwood, mentioned above, also recorded a four volume set of music for violin and orchestra for hyperion. Thoughts?
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

Guitarist wrote:Well, they sure can pen some catchy tunes and turn out first rate musicians...
Russians, Iranians, or Israelis?
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

Why would one want to destroy the world's ONLY Jewish state in order to create the world's 22nd or 23rd Arab state? And one of the smaller Arab states, at that? I'm not suggesting it should be done. I just think it is worth noting that as an explicitly Jewish state, Israel does not fully fit the de...
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

How about this. The next time they have an election out there, everyone gets to vote. That includes people living in occupied territories, in Gaza, the West Bank, the Golan Heights, and in exiles in all of those refugee camps, as well as citizens of Israel as it is currently defined. The result, Jew...
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mixing Rice with Pizza
Replies: 20
Views: 2386

Re: Mixing Rice with Pizza

So I'm back on campus now and Sec'y Rice is holding a free pizza dinner with students at one of the dorms. I've been inundated by e-mails asking people to participate in an "alternative" protest dinner on the lawn in front of the place. I'd be interested in getting the board's opinion on the matter...
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

SaulChanukah wrote:Can you point out where I was wrong?
It would be a lot more efficient to point out where you were right. :lol:
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

Nut Job.. If I may, a few words of friendly advice. After trying myself to question some of Saul's statements, I finally realised that he firmly, and rigidly believes that everything he says is "the way it is". Trying to reason or debate him is futile and will only cause you to be totally frustrate...
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martinu smaller works
Replies: 22
Views: 2708

Martinu smaller works

There is a tendency to judge composers by their most "serious" works, usually symphonies. In the case of Martinu, I have found that the smaller works appeal to me more than the symphonies. It seems like Martinu's neo-baroque tendencies are a better match with these smaller forms. I've just been list...
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

Oh dear, there he goes again.
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

Yea, the United States attacked Texas and Mexico had to act. Makes sense right? Yes, you can make that argument South Ossetia is Georgia for thousands of years. Russians don't have any buisness there. Their business there arguably started when South Ossetians asked for their intervention to stave o...
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favourite recordings of Respighi's orchestral music
Replies: 39
Views: 7813

Re: Favourite recordings of Respighi's orchestral music

Reiner's CSO recording of the Pines of Rome is very impressive. I have also recently discovered Karajan's older Philharmonia recording, which is remarkably vivid, both in terms of audio engineering and the performance. For a modern recording I really like the Maazel/Pittsburgh on Sony (better than t...
by nut-job
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

That's right Corlyss. Accusing me of racism is wrong and misguided. I am not a racist person. I don't believe in different races. I believe in the Human Race. What I am angry about is how Russians treat Jews , Israel and the United States. I'm sure there are many good Russian people who love the Je...
by nut-job
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Russians!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2879

Re: Evil Russians!!!

Makes no sense. If all those planes were destroyed the Russians would benefit because they'd be first in line to sell them new ones.
by nut-job
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polarization Machine in Full Swing
Replies: 28
Views: 956

Re: Polarization Machine in Full Swing

Dude, you can't handle and you don't want the truth. If you want the truth and if the ACLU wants the truth then we need to see photos of the victims of 9/11. We need to see photos of Mr. Pearl without his head. We need to see the hate that is taught to the children in Islamic schools and temples. W...
by nut-job
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polarization Machine in Full Swing
Replies: 28
Views: 956

Re: Polarization Machine in Full Swing

keaggy220 wrote:Obama's next step in keeping the hate flowing... Okay, I'm getting the picture, release documents in April, photos in May, congressional hearings in June.
Some would say, its keeping the truth flowing.
by nut-job
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Makes A Big Mistake
Replies: 42
Views: 3056

Re: Obama Makes A Big Mistake

I see this as something Obama has little appetite for, but which Democratic House members are pushing hard. I certainly hope that Obama and Senate Democrats will prevail. I want to see the practices ended or severely curtailed, but I don't want to see a focus on the past.
by nut-job
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The US is becoming a banana republic
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: The US is becoming a banana republic

Only the most partisan observer is going to pin 9/11 mainly on Bush (and please don't tell me there was anything he could have done to stop the Anthrax letters from being sent in the days and weeks immediately after 9/11). Oh, come on, Barry! You mean to tell me that it does not raise any suspicion...
by nut-job
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The US is becoming a banana republic
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: The US is becoming a banana republic

It is interesting how some of you have twisted my words. Please read my first post. I compared Obama's tactics to Hitler's, not Obama as a person to Hitler. (However only time will tell, after all many Jews were delighted with Hitler when he first came into power. They did not know what awaited the...
by nut-job
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The US is becoming a banana republic
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: The US is becoming a banana republic

Why, yes indeed. Of course it has, if you don’t count hmmm, 9/11 , the anthrax attacks (which curiously enough targeted only Democratic Senators and some media outlets that had been critical of Bush, and arguably did more than 9/11 itself to instill widespread fear in the general populace, after al...
by nut-job
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The US is becoming a banana republic
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: The US is becoming a banana republic

Frankly, people such as you are not worth arguing with. I'm sure the feeling is mutual. You libs come on here and think by denouncing conservatives personally you can close off the debate. You guys are the most arrogant, close-minded lot here. You can't tolerate disagreement. That's why the new lef...
by nut-job
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The US is becoming a banana republic
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: The US is becoming a banana republic

Now the chappie in the Mid-West can be angry at Bush for waterboarding innocent terrorists to extract information for the safety of Americans, now this chappie can forget all his own troubles. What are this chappie's troubles compared with America's shame? And the suffering of innocent terrorists w...
by nut-job
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The US is becoming a banana republic
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: The US is becoming a banana republic

Now the chappie in the Mid-West can be angry at Bush for waterboarding innocent terrorists to extract information for the safety of Americans, now this chappie can forget all his own troubles. What are this chappie's troubles compared with America's shame? And the suffering of innocent terrorists w...
by nut-job
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another Viola Joke
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: Another Viola Joke

(groan)
by nut-job
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The US is becoming a banana republic
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: The US is becoming a banana republic

In tough times, it is a good political ploy to find a patsy to hate, blame and punish. It is good medicine to combat frustrations in bad economic times. It diverts people's anger from the government's failures and places all the guilt on the past administration. Hitler pointed his finger at the Jew...
by nut-job
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who Carries Eloquence If You Do Not Live In Australia?
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Who Carries Eloquence If You Do Not Live In Australia?

For shipment to the US I have found buywell to be reasonable in price and very good in service. Part of that is that fact that the US and Australian postal services work well together. What I would really like is a source for German Eloquence. They have a number of big box sets drawing on the Univer...
by nut-job
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Huffington Post - Den of Quackery
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Huffington Post claims antibiotics cause cancer

I should be interested in some intelligent scientific article on the negative side-effects of antibiotics, I suppose. Cheers, ~Karl Killing the "good" bacteria in the gut is the reason why diarrhea is often a side effect, but bacteria being bacteria they repopulate themselves pretty quickly A very ...
by nut-job
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Waterboarding memo revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 2941

Re: Waterboarding memo revealed

You though the article would have more street cred if you posted it again?