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by Auntie Lynn
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: SFS Superman!
Replies: 7
Views: 762

SFS Superman!

William Bennet (cute guy), first oboist with SFS keeled over on stage from a brain aneurism last Saturday night in the middle of the R. Strauss concerto...HOWEVER, held his valuable oboe aloft before hitting the floor, which was, in turn, grabbed by (I presume) concertmaster Sascha Barantschik...and...
by Auntie Lynn
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Your ancestral roots before North America?
Replies: 31
Views: 2711

Re: Your ancestral roots before North America?

Grandpa D was from Lancashire. Walked across the Great Divide. Grabbed off huge, huge chunks of prime farmland in the Palouse. Great Grandpa McK. got run out of County Cavan by the potato famine. Came in at Ellis Island. Smart guy - went to work for President Lincoln as head of the railroads. ALSO w...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Coughing in classical concerts 'twice as likely'
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Coughing in classical concerts 'twice as likely'

Davies in SF has vast baskets of mini-Halls...freebies...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Name A Travel Destination You Would Love To Visit
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: Name A Travel Destination You Would Love To Visit

Kursk, L'Hermitage, Stalingrad, Verdun...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Put On of the Century, or the Cage Centenary
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: The Put On of the Century, or the Cage Centenary

We had a big Cage program here last year with Jessye Norman. In addition to everything else, she's a pretty good actress. Manny Ax was along for the ride...
by Auntie Lynn
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inauguration: will it be a historic speech?
Replies: 26
Views: 1557

Re: Inauguration: will it be a historic speech?

Problem is: Michelle has the trashiest taste in Christemdom. The 2009 dress looked like it was made out of toilet paper (maybe it was). And she seems to gain weight with every breath. Ever noticed the caboose on that woman, it trails her for 15 minutes like Cyrano's nose...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Playing from Memory: Tommasini
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: Playing from Memory: Tommasini

Just about everything I have ever heard is still in my head. On my job, you have to have instant recall - can't be fumbling around through ten mile high stacks of music. Trust me, it's a highly marketable skill...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: As I Listen to ENIGMA ...
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: As I Listen to ENIGMA ...

I played Nimrod tonight - everybody loves it...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What would you like for Christmas?
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: What would you like for Christmas?

Any book on trench warfare...I'm an expert...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wish I could Be There-Robert le Diable
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Wish I could Be There-Robert le Diable

Just got back from there; Alina Cojocaru in Swan Lake, frabjous. Their Boheme with Villazon is sold out. I get their heads-up timely...the place is looking good. They are playing to about 99% capacity or more - every gallery was full of standing room when we were there. And having a great bar doesn'...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Do You Eat for Fun?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: What Do You Eat for Fun?

Popcorn!!

If none available, supreme de volaille sous cloche will do accompanied by a little Piper Heidseick 1904 (oops, I think I drank it all...)
by Auntie Lynn
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2012 NONENTITY OF THE YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 2219

Re: 2012 NONENTITY OF THE YEAR

Non-entity of the year: Sandra Fluke Fluck - whatever...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYC Forum Dinner
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: NYC Forum Dinner

I'd rather have poisoned peacock with the Borgias...but I did have a great lunch with Utah Bill from the old Classical Insites...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Something about Canada's national anthem
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Something about Canada's national anthem

I play it all the time - one of our principals is from Thunder Bay...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Well...Romney didn't make it.
Replies: 29
Views: 1513

Re: Well...Romney didn't make it.

Seems to me the left wingnuts overlook the fact that half the country wants that idiot Obama gone - to say nothing of the 12,000,000 disaffected who didn't vote... Oh, that's probably Bush's fault, right...?? Makes you wonder how much this a guy has to screw up before some adult in the room goes aft...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYC Opera archives irreparably damaged
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: NYC Opera archives irreparably damaged

This is a real heartbreaker. I did the bowing instructions on 24 scores of Herold's Fille - one score takes four hours, if you're lucky...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Having fun with music!
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Having fun with music!

I am a fun lady and I like fun music. I have a ton of it and use it all the time. It's a great hedge against unemployment...

Kill the Wabbit...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: VP Debate
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: VP Debate

Joe Biden on the stump: "How many of you fought in Iraq and Iran..."??? (twice)

Did BO start a war with Iran to save his skin?

As Marco Rubio sez (sort of): "Leave Joe alone, he's the best thing we've got going..."
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein
Replies: 42
Views: 9495

Re: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein

Uncle Ralph will NEVER be gone...send our best to Teddy - he loved that kid...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Advice sought from all of you polymaths here
Replies: 17
Views: 1665

Re: Advice sought from all of you polymaths here

My career chose me. I fell into it. I am a piano player. I play piano all day and half the night. My employers for the past umpteen years tell me I am the best in the business. I work for a couple of first tier performing arts orgs. I get 20 calls a week. I do not understand this whole 23 million un...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Scores Big!
Replies: 21
Views: 1471

Re: Obama Scores Big!

Obama did not "score big" - he just couldn't get any worse...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: VP Debate
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: VP Debate

Joe Biden looks like Everywoman's first husband...

Lord deliver me...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't Review This One Because I'm In It!
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Can't Review This One Because I'm In It!

Smile of the Day (don't know where else to put this)...blurb from this morning's SF Chron..."Vanity Fair (magazine) indicates that 1% of Americans think Michael Tilson Thomas assassinated president Abraham Lincoln..." Un zo weiter...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Scores Big!
Replies: 21
Views: 1471

Re: Obama Scores Big!

Romney won on substance...
by Auntie Lynn
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich: Ballets
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Shostakovich: Ballets

Saw the Brook thing in London a couple of years ago, it was hilarious - it has every dance cliche you've ever seen. Bolshoi did it at the Coliseum. They had a girl with a jetee that went over everybody's head. Incredible. Ratmansky is setting something on our local troupe for the 2013 season but his...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: America's Test Kitchen's Christopher Kimball
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: America's Test Kitchen's Christopher Kimball

The only time I go into the kitchen is to compliment the chef...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interesting NY Phil Program This Week-Nielsen/Tchaikovsky
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Interesting NY Phil Program This Week-Nielsen/Tchaikovsk

Next week, SFS is doing Ivan the Terrible, underwritten - no doubt - by the local Russian Mafia...
by Auntie Lynn
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Y'all see this edgy ad by the English National Opera?
Replies: 92
Views: 3598

Re: Y'all see this edgy ad by the English National Opera?

Oh, sure, we are subscribers on their mailing list. They are usually at the Coliseum which is a great venue on St. Martin's. They do most of their operas in English and my daughter won't go unless it's sung in the original language. Anyway, we are ticketed for Cojucaru at the ROH in November, plus a...
by Auntie Lynn
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: for those days when politics bothers you
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: for those days when politics bothers you

Apparently, Voltaire said about the castrati: 1/3 died from the operation, 1/3 became great singers and the other 1/3 became heads of state. Also told King Louis with respect to the horses in his stable, that if he got rid of the asses in his cabinet, the state would be better off. Presently, the pr...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post debate analysis
Replies: 17
Views: 1240

Re: Post debate analysis

PBS in these precincts has deteriorated into one infomercial after another...with a weensy break for Downton Abbey to maintain their legitimacy. Otherwise, fergeddit...
by Auntie Lynn
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: To The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: To The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:

She's right, you know...the Republicans in Congress are all that has saved us from going from $16 trill to $20 trill and extensions of that, to say nothing of the lies and cover-ups...as for Mr. Holder, I think the fox was guarding the chicken coop - if Mr. Romney has to come up with his taxes, then...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What if Israel bombed Iran?
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: What if Israel bombed Iran?

If Israel bombs Iran, they will blame George Bush...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Motto of the Squatter at the WH:
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: The Motto of the Squatter at the WH:

And futhermore, this guy has done nothing for four years and if he gets re-elected (and there's always the chance that he will), he will do more of nothing for the next four years. And don't tell me about Osama and Obamacare - the Seals got OBL and Nancy Pelosi pushed through the medical mess...mean...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you still use CASSETTES?
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: Do you still use CASSETTES?

I'm guessing you mean cassettes and not eight-track tapes. I downloaded a whole lot of stuff over the years that you can't get any more so I need them for the business...
by Auntie Lynn
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are the best seats....
Replies: 7
Views: 2344

Re: What are the best seats....

At Davies, orchestra front left, the closer the better - then you can follow the Sasha's violin score...very helpful for those of us who are into that sort of thing...you can also smell MTT's after shave...
by Auntie Lynn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any Future For Operetta?
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Any Future For Operetta?

It's big in this town. Especially New Year's Eve at Davies. Anyway, we haVe the Lamplighters doing major Gilbert and Sullivan but once in a while they take a little break and put on Merry Widow or Countess Maritza or some of the Lilac Time, May Time, Spring Time, Time Time, etc...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1475

Re: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...

Sur l'autre main, I cannot for the life of me imagine why any guy in his right mind would want to have sex with that thing - she has a voice that would stop an eight day clock. He would have to be either drunk or crazy...take your pick.
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bill Clinton speech
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Bill Clinton speech

All the speeches in the world cannot save incompetency at the presidential level...get over it...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: the impossible economics of orchestras
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: the impossible economics of orchestras

Gratefully, we have all that Silicon Valley money and a lot of Old Money here in town backing us up, plus a very lively outreach...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gaspard de la Nuit
Replies: 18
Views: 2796

Re: Gaspard de la Nuit

I had the good old Robert Casadesus (still got it, never wanted any other) - BTW, I played the whole thingy on one of my graduate recitals...the encore was the Bartok Allegro Barbaro - still a fave!
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Family Is Untrustworthy and Treacherous
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: My Family Is Untrustworthy and Treacherous

Where is Uncle Ralph now that we need him...? Get a restraining order...you're entitled - either that or take up company with a middle linebacker for the Falcons...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DoAttractiveFemaleClassicalMusicPerformersHaveThe Edge
Replies: 80
Views: 3706

Re: DoAttractiveFemaleClassicalMusicPerformersHaveThe Edge

Well, mes amis, I have had a steady job hitting the keyboards (of all types) since I was 12 years old and no end in sight as my duties expand exponentially. I probably play more in one day than Martha, etc. does in a week. And I have average looks (there's a picture on Facebook)...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In The Interest of Political Balance and Fairness .......
Replies: 23
Views: 1218

Re: In The Interest of Political Balance and Fairness ......

Indeed, blah blah blah - at least I am NOT sitting in my childhood bedroom staring at a faded poster of B/O and wondering when I am going to get on with my life. I have got everything going for me (and yes, I built that) IN SPITE OF the deadly Obama administration's efforts to kill me. BTW, anybody ...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Classical concert pianist Phyllis Diller dead at 95
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Classical concert pianist Phyllis Diller dead at 95

She was working at the Purple Onion down the street when I was working at the hungry i. Always loved her (and Henny Youngman). She says: I'm in the 14th year of a 10-day beauty routine...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 Summer Olympics: Tokyo gets the nod
Replies: 16
Views: 1244

Re: 2020 Summer Olympics: Where?

The Arabs have the money to do it right, if they will only do so. But it's pretty hot there. My travel agent advises me that the culture shock can be substantial, particularly for Americans who are NOT there on business. Does Madrid have the financial resources? What kind of shape is Tokyo in? We go...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sudden interest in Gustav Holst's music ...
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Sudden interest in Gustav Holst's music ...

Our public library has the BIG BIG BIG thematic index/book of all of Holst's works. It is a goldmine to someone like me...checkitout...

(My grandpa was from Lancashire).
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Acoma Pueblo Bataan Death March Survivor Laid to Rest
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Re: Last Acoma Pueblo Bataan Death March Survivor Laid to Re

I had three great uncles in the Marine Corps at Tarawa (Chuck, Dick and Ray). They NEVER talked about it. Uncle Ray passed away awhile back at age 95 - I always wanted him to write his memoirs, but never got very far...and yes, they were Great Uncles...Although I was a teeny weeny at the time, I rem...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Falling in love with Yuja Wang, i.e., her pianism
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: Falling in love with Yuja Wang, i.e., her pianism

She was just here with Rocky 3 and she took the paint off the walls. Further, she is just darling, a real cupcake. The SF Chronicle - usually a bunch of idiots - proclaimed her the foremost pianist out there today...I think it's a combination of all the marketable elements...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Money and Happiness
Replies: 25
Views: 1614

Re: Money and Happiness

Confucius sez: It is better to be rich and healthy than to be poor and sick...

...and you can take that to the bank...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mitt Romney's fake facts
Replies: 19
Views: 1850

Re: Mitt Romney's fake facts

I am far less concerned with what Mr. Romney does with his money than what Mr. Obama does with mine...

BTW, EVERYBODY outsources...what else is new...