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by herman
Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: All we need is one death and things will get out of control
Replies: 73
Views: 11823

Do you really think you can change the focus of discussion to the Rodney King incident in LA, Berkeley and the Bay Area as being in any sense comparable to the French debacle? Give it up. What a sorry old sad sack you are. It was you who changed the focus to the Rodney King riots issue, saying I di...
by herman
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: All we need is one death and things will get out of control
Replies: 73
Views: 11823

The LA riots never spread to San Francisco. There were a few copycat episodes that didn't amount to beans. That sort of thing always happens. But riots in 300 other cities in France isn't quite the same as a few copycat episodes in San Francisco. If your talk at Berkeley was cancelled, it was becau...
by herman
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vladimir Sofronitsky
Replies: 32
Views: 10597

How much do they charge in Germany for the Denon's. In my somewhat limited experience the shipping out of Germany can almost double the price but then one can say the same for shipping out of Japan Peter Schenkman I just ordered a cd from that 2nd party guy who sells those Japanese Denon cds on ama...
by herman
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

Re: Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands

pizza wrote:France doesn't do multiculturalism because it always surrenders to whatever culture threatens it.
Interesting observation. And, I'm sure, 100% fact.

Unfortunately I don't know what it means.

So please enlighten me how come France is still very French after all those surrenders you allude to.
by herman
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: All we need is one death and things will get out of control
Replies: 73
Views: 11823

The French press, I'd like to remind folks here since I've mentioned it before, is not a free press but an arm of the French government in that receives 30% of its funds from the government. More bull crap from the bull crap factory. As usual you don't have the tiniest clue. The French support a fr...
by herman
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: All we need is one death and things will get out of control
Replies: 73
Views: 11823

The spineless European appeasers are feeling the sting of Islamic piss in their faces and they're still looking at the weather forecast to see how long it's gonna rain. Gosh, look at that language. You are really exultantly happy at this, aren't you? Too bad (for you) it looks like the riots are su...
by herman
Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: All we need is one death and things will get out of control
Replies: 73
Views: 11823

There is not a whit of islamofascist intent in these riots. Of course, you are in Paris, right, Herman? And you know exactly what these people want, right? You're so deep in denial, you're not going to believe the trouble you're in until they order you to convert or lose your property. Have you loc...
by herman
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: All we need is one death and things will get out of control
Replies: 73
Views: 11823

Of course none of these writers is stationed in Paris - but of course that doesn't matter to you. You want a story about political Islam destroying Paris - those French you despise for not buying Bush's lies - and so you're lapping up this stuff, no matter if there's any truth to these stories. Ther...
by herman
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Katherine Jenkins
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

She looks like the epitome of "attractive blonde woman," invariably posing to get the max mileage out of her cleavage - however if she needs a microphone to sing she's not a classical singer.
by herman
Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

Re: Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands

promises of more French abnegation, more programs to promote the specialness of Islamic culture as distinct from French culture &c blah blah Ever been in France, the last 25 years or so (or, indeed, ever)? The idea that the French authorities are soft on these youths is so completely out-of-it, it'...
by herman
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Violinist Baiba Skride: New on Sony Classical
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

She performed a wonderful Tchaikovksy Cto at the Queen Elizabeth Competition a couple years ago - she won. I have seen / heard her a couple times at Isabelle van Keulen's Delft Chamber Music Festival, one of those typical pale Eastern-European young women, avid smoker and giggler, a real sweet kind ...
by herman
Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Next Attack
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

I saw the author on MSNBC the other night. He didn't hold up well under questioning when some of the premises of his book were challenged. That's just a vague generalization. What premises were challenged, and in what way did he not hold up? Oh dear, the author isn't great on TV, and that's why we ...
by herman
Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Shlomo Mintz
Replies: 15
Views: 5395

Not every violinist aims for the big plummy sound, and I think Mintz prefers a more slender tone.

I have his Shostakovich sonatas (on a Contreras violin and a Testori viola) and even though the competition in this pieces is pretty daunting, these are wonderful performances.
by herman
Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Next Attack
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

The Next Attack

NY Times reviewing THE NEXT ATTACK, by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon "We are losing. "Four years and two wars after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, America is heading for a repeat of the events of that day, or perhaps something worse. Against our most dangerous foe, our strategic position is weake...
by herman
Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Plamegate's real liar
Replies: 10
Views: 2362

A pretty blatant piece of GOP damage control and counterspin.
by herman
Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Neeme Jarvi
Replies: 13
Views: 4502

Starting this Fall, Järvi is Chief Conductor of the The Hague Residence Orchestra, the 4th ranking orchestra in the Netherlands. Is that the same orchestra that gave the world premiere to Liszt's Totentanz? The pianist I believe was Hans von Bulow. I have no idea, sorry. I don't know whether Järvi ...
by herman
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Neeme Jarvi
Replies: 13
Views: 4502

Starting this Fall, Järvi is Chief Conductor of the The Hague REsidence Orchestra, the 4th ranking orchestra in the Netherlands.
by herman
Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "Capote"
Replies: 13
Views: 2395

If there was no moral dilemma, there is no story. If there is no moral dilemma, how does one account for the collapse of his personality after the experience? To me, it's a Greek tragedy. booze, vanity, not necessarily in that order, and apart from that the awareness that there was something wrong ...
by herman
Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: First Pick: Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Replies: 26
Views: 7618

A blue note is one that is pitched just a little "flat", i.e. lower than the required pitch. It's a common expressive device. However especially in the classical period you don't want to overdo it, as Mutter invariably does. I suspect a white note is when you use only a smidgen of your bow so as to ...
by herman
Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Importance of Volume: Sound in Classical music
Replies: 11
Views: 3388

I don't know why people are so puzzled by your question, 12step, but basically your observation is right. The term you were looking for is dynamic contrast, and Beethoven was real big on this. The dramatic use of dynamic contrast is indeed an inverntion of the classical generation. Haydn used it a l...
by herman
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Registration = Confiscation
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

through some technical glitch in Buck's post it looks like Ralph posted this BS about "Anglo-Saxon nations", however obviously this crypto-racist stuff is by our Immoderate Moderator.
by herman
Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A "CABAL"
Replies: 13
Views: 2874

I and many others thought he was wrong then; I think he was wrong now; and I simply wouldn't trust his judgment on issues of whether war should be fought or not. He was against every major operation undertaken on his watch at JCS. And, boy, what a success the Iraq War has been so far. Great idea to...
by herman
Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Armed Citizen
Replies: 18
Views: 3863

Corlyss: You've posted a carefully scrubbed NRA puff piece to once again justify the unimpeded trade in deadly weapons, regardless of how and to whom. Oh yes, we'll engage in platitudes like "law-abiding citizens," but would you try to assemble a realistic record of deaths resulting from the "gunmo...
by herman
Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favorite of Many Here Voted World's Top Intellectual
Replies: 69
Views: 11852

not a single person here has quoted a primary source to support the notion that Chomsky maintains severe untruths as oppposed to having an out-of-the-box political opinion. I have read him; have they? Until they do or prove that they have, I have the upper hand in claiming that he is a political ec...
by herman
Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

Vaseena, before this board's true believers awake to their pious duties of pouring petty scorn and invective on you I'd like to compliment you for the extraordinary patience, wit and grace evidenced by every single post of yours.
by herman
Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favorite of Many Here Voted World's Top Intellectual
Replies: 69
Views: 11852

Well, I never heard of him before his rather prominent position in the anti-war movement from the 1960s. I learned to despise him regardless of his intellectual achievements. I didn't think much better of Dr. Spock and the Berrigan Brothers, William Slone Coffin, Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda, and the res...
by herman
Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The NJ Governor's Race
Replies: 16
Views: 2795

The prize was established in 1989 by the late Selden Ring, a Southern California real estate developer and philanthropist, who felt a strong, free press was vital to the survival of the nation. It's good to see you've shaken this silly "the media are no good" attitude. I have no doubt you applaud t...
by herman
Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: First Pick: Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Replies: 17
Views: 6361

Re: First Pick: Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps

karlhenning wrote:clarinet, violin, cello, piano

(We can also play the Fantasy Quatuor variant of this: the four individuals you wish would put this together :-)
in addition to the gender glitch: the French for "fantasy" is "fantaisie".
by herman
Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

What will happen on the West Bank if Israel withdraws? That is not easy to predict, but it should of course be subject to negotiations. This is why I say people like you and Herman are living in a fantasyland. Of course I would never say what Roger says here, and I have never ever said anything rem...
by herman
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

What will happen on the West Bank if Israel withdraws? That is not easy to predict, but it should of course be subject to negotiations. This is why I say people like you and Herman are living in a fantasyland. Of course I would never say what Roger says here, and I have never ever said anything rem...
by herman
Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

Tell me something, is is ok in the USA to call people anti-semites and say that they "would make Joseph Goebbels blush"? Generally not, but Pizza has granted himself special dispensation, I believe. (I'd also like to forewarn you this man has more time to argue things to death than three people com...
by herman
Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

If we don't constantly appear strong by showing an unwillingness to use force when it serves our national interests, other powers will take that as weakness and will fill the power vacuum. You may not have a problem with that, but most Americans do, and we have no need to apologize for that. As I'v...
by herman
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

How are things in fantasyland, Herman? Of course the irony of Europe's pre-occupation with hating the U.S. and Israel is that Europe wouldn't be enjoying their current freedom if not for the U.S. and Israel probably wouldn't exist if not for the failure of Europeans to stand up to Hitler soon enoug...
by herman
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

Barry Z wrote: Why is that?
Probably because pretty much nothing of what you said about "the left, and really much of Europe" is really true.
by herman
Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

Tell me something, is is ok in the USA to call people anti-semites and say that they "would make Joseph Goebbels blush"? Generally not, but Pizza has granted himself special dispensation, I believe. (I'd also like to forewarn you this man has more time to argue things to death than three people com...
by herman
Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: They never apologize for their damaging exaggerations
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Yeah, "the media" should definitely apologize for Abu Ghraib.
by herman
Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

I've read some of the sources concerning the recent finds and they are known to archaeologists of stature. Too bad they don't have names. This reminds of previous discussions when "scholars of stature" were adduced that supported creationism and ID. It is very profitable to write books supporting w...
by herman
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: RADIO: Are concerts becoming extinct?
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

I was very impressed with the concert broadcasts I got when I used to live in Michigan. As I recall Monday was Baltimore night, Tuesday Cleveland, Wednesday the Concertgebouw and the Chicago alternatively, I heard lots of Minnesota Symphony broadcasts, too. As the nineties progressed the Prairie Hom...
by herman
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Exploring Beethoven
Replies: 37
Views: 11630

THE COMPLEAT FURTWANGLER You're putting too much emphasis on the last syllable, as if you're parodying the way an 'Allo 'Allo Frenchman would pronounce the name. It's not "glair", but "ler" as in "angler", in fact that's the way the latter two syllables sound, if you add the w. Ergo you don't pronou...
by herman
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: 60 Dead Today…But Not To Worry
Replies: 37
Views: 6303

reporters want to report the more dramatic and exciting stories. They want to be where the action is. It's not as much fun and won't bring them as much attention to report from a region where things have been relatively quiet for a while. . I am stunned at this whole post. But I'll quote just this ...
by herman
Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: First Pick: Mahler Symphonies
Replies: 51
Views: 13847

Obviously I don't have that Mahler cycle (or any other one), but I love everything Kubelik did in his Bavarian days, available on Audite or Orpheo.
by herman
Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Will He Resign?
Replies: 25
Views: 5227

Sure it's pork. But what happened to the plaudits for being more sensitive to local and individual needs? Hypocrisy abounds. Maybe this lack of plaudits has something to do with those "local and individual needs" mostly being the top incomes, the big corporations and other instances which many peop...
by herman
Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: American Masters-"Bob Dylan"
Replies: 33
Views: 6624

The first night of the Dylan film averaged 3.6 million viewers Monday -- a strong number for PBS. Averaged? AVERAGED? AVERAGED? Was it watched in 87 countries and the average viewing per country was 3.6 million? The proper word is "drew." Sorry--rant. Picky, picky. :) "Averaged" is not necessarily ...
by herman
Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

Well, one thing is for sure, you don't have the slightest issue, Karl, in constantly loudly whispering nasty comments about me. You did the same thing with one Eric - constantly, constantly making those lousy comments. It's the kind of stuff icky little 9th grade girls tend to do. You are however in...
by herman
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: 250 New Orleans Police Abandoned Their Posts in Katrina
Replies: 13
Views: 4161

KEYSTONE COPS "To assemble a picture of crime, both real and perceived, The New York Times interviewed dozens of evacuees in four cities, police officers, medical workers and city officials. Though many provided concrete, firsthand accounts, others passed along secondhand information or rumor that ...
by herman
Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Schumann's Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20
Replies: 2
Views: 2442

I love the Humoreske (I have been working on the opening piece lately), and I love the Horowitz recording.

Another good recording is Radu Lupu's.
by herman
Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Observations From A Recovering Christian
Replies: 317
Views: 46943

Since pretty much everybody seems to agree Vaseena is a "monomanaical preacher" and a dumb one, too, I would like to say that her posts on this page look eminently sane, honest and intelligent to me - not preachy, not monomaniacal, no nothing. Just good.
by herman
Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: 250 New Orleans Police Abandoned Their Posts in Katrina
Replies: 13
Views: 4161

The words "alledgedly", or just plain "perhaps" / "maybe" seem to be missing from the topic header.

APs text is pretty clear these "desertions" are in the process of being confirmed or rejected.
by herman
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: BILL CLINTON, MESSIAH, Part Deux
Replies: 19
Views: 4608

I think he was seriously flawed because he didn't do anything meaningful in his entire presidency that wasn't forced on him by the Republican congress, Whereas the current prez, whom you admire so much, doesn't do anything he isn't pushed to do by other external forces. Bush wasn't going to do any ...
by herman
Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: BILL CLINTON, MESSIAH, Part Deux
Replies: 19
Views: 4608

Well, I guess I tried - reading one of those long quotes of Corlyss's - but when it's about Clinton's "pathological need for adulation" and all kinds of other sleaze-journalistic ploys, I guess I know what Corlyss's alledgedly historical reading is about. Is this from People magazine? Let me do some...