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by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Football
Replies: 8
Views: 24791

Ah yes, it's that time again. And I just bought a brand new La-Z-Boy!
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

Hagiography, yes it does. Had to look that one up. However I was familiar with the Greek root hagios, for saint, or "one set apart". It was ten years ago I read it. I remember the guides recommending it in Jackson's house in Lexington, VA, where he is buried. Henderson makes frequent reference to "o...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

That's fine Ralph. We all have criteria that determine who we will warm to personally. As a Christian, I disdain religious legalism too. However, I could cite several examples of Jackson's phenomenally relaxed mental attitude amidst maximum pressure in life, the mental attitude dynamics which I beli...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

I hesitated to say so outright, but TO is immature. My brother (in Philly) had such high hopes last season, but when he was so elated at TO's ability, I could only recall how idiotic and childish TO was down here, when had previously demonstrated on the (sacred ;-)) star mid-field in Texas Stadium d...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

Hey Barry, on a different note, what's up with Donny and TO? I saw them on sports news when I was eating dinner (in the only place down here that approximates a Philly pizzeria), but didn't understand the controversy. Philly needs to get back in the big game again this year and kick butt! PS Is the ...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: George Szell 5-CD Decca Set
Replies: 10
Views: 9429

The set is worth it for the Tchaikovsky #4 alone. However, knowing Szell I'd say the rest is pretty good too. he achieved a different type of sound when he wasn't with the Cleveland and many say that his non Cleveland recordings are better in a variety of ways. The Sibelius 2 and Beethoven 5 were o...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Why did it go down?
Replies: 13
Views: 31040

Brendan wrote: Darryl, Yes he did, but then voluntarily left us when Mark Anstendig was booted. Actually Brendan To set the record straight, Mel’s departure was not voluntary. The site administrators felt his presence here was a hindrance to the community at large. Now banished from this domain, th...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Why did it go down?
Replies: 13
Views: 31040

Anstendig's banning is a little perplexing to me. In my recollection, he has always been a very gracious poster. Darryl, I have since visited Dealey Plaza, at 1 am, on a three-day 2991-mile drive back from Tucson to Quebec City, three summers ago. Quite a thrill to be there, unbothered by camera-cl...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: No Competition! Most Idiotic Army Action of Recent Times
Replies: 12
Views: 30595

Re: No Competition! Most Idiotic Army Action of Recent Times

Right and let's remember that MacArthur made it plain as the flash from an A-bomb that soldiers who raped Japanese women faced the death penalty (at that time death was a possible sanction for rape). But I'm not so sure about your hero Tecumseh. You did write we could see him "astride a hore" :wink:
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: No Competition! Most Idiotic Army Action of Recent Times
Replies: 12
Views: 30595

Re: No Competition! Most Idiotic Army Action of Recent Times

This editorial has it right. When I was an Army officer in Korea and Vietnam I could count on one hand the number of married colleagues who weren't having sex with hookers. Adultery is seen by most Americans as a moral and personal issue, not one for official sanctions or criminal prosecution (it's...
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: First White House Woman Top Chef
Replies: 2
Views: 16786

I'm curious why this was posted. Do we need a taster for the king? Or perhaps a hint that more top positions in the executive will be filled by women :wink:

PS Won't '08 be more of a HillBill ticket though?
by Darryl
Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: ADF: Defender of religious liberty, human life and tradition
Replies: 47
Views: 77820

Oh c'mon guys. The only stupid remark I see so far is Susan Estrich's.
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Why did it go down?
Replies: 13
Views: 31040

Brendan wrote:Darryl,

Yes he did, but then voluntarily left us when Mark Anstendig was booted.
LOL! I can't believe it!
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Why did it go down?
Replies: 13
Views: 31040

Hey Brendan. He didn't come back as Monty?
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Why did it go down?
Replies: 13
Views: 31040

Does anyone know if Mel Merkel is around? He used to start some things ...
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: George Szell 5-CD Decca Set
Replies: 10
Views: 9429

I found it on JR.com for $25.95 plus 2.95 shipping. I'm not familiar with this retailer, but this was the best price.
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Why did it go down?
Replies: 13
Views: 31040

Hi JB! Don't have any help for your query ... just wanted to say hello. I used to post as Wadia Wilson on Classical Hub about 5 years ago. I remember your personality was very interesting. On second thought, I saw a documentary that seemed to indicate the weight of floor after floor collapsing atop ...
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

Based on your pronounced antitheism, I'm not surprised by the superficial assessment of Jackson's personality. But then again, we're talking about professional ability here, not whether or not we approve of one's personality. He was one of those men not naturally gifted with genius, but through disc...
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

Thank you for the invite Ralph. I always admired Longstreet, and Grant, but T.J. Jackson was my favorite general of the war. I spent an entire summer touring the sites of his actions in the famous Valley Campaign of 1862, starting with the Moore House in Winchester, VA (Mary Tyler Moore's great gran...
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

What happened to helpless women on plantations, particularly in S. Carolina, is well documented Ralph. Should Tecumseh not ultimately be held responsible? He was a disgrace to the uniform. WWYNS? (what would your newspaper say?) And yes, even Union soldiers found the Confederate attitude superior to...
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

Okay, so your point is a systematic, orderly rape, versus a disorderly one.

The only thing remotely analogous in US history I can think of is what Tecumseh Sherman allowed his troops to do in Georgia and the Carolinas in 1864.

To End All Wars is a very good, recent (2001) WWII Pacific POW movie.
by Darryl
Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

I understand. Those navy types were so disoriented apart from their normal chain of command they felt compelled to mutilate the bodies of Philippine children.

PS It would be interesting to see what your newspaper thought of End All Wars. I suspect you'll post that shortly.
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: George Szell 5-CD Decca Set
Replies: 10
Views: 9429

Thanks Lance. I have to get this. Where'd you see it?
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Music from World War II
Replies: 4
Views: 19580

You made me think of two tunes that are not ours, but they've beautiful melodies both of them: Land Of Hope And Glory Deutschland Uber Alles ***** The first one, sure. The second is still Germany's national anthem but I don't think it's a particularly beautiful melody. Not as it was in WWII! http:/...
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

Looking forward to forming my own opinion ...

I'm sickened when I think of the things the Japanese did before they pulled out of Manila.
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: 20 Million dollars for a year without Music?
Replies: 22
Views: 42845

I would. But I'm not a musician, as your "sight read" condition appears to imply.
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: B & W's
Replies: 1
Views: 3795

B & W's

Does anyone use B&W speakers in their system? I just bought a pair of 804S's for my small system. I really liked them: nice tight bass, clean highs and mids, beautiful cabinets.

I'm curious about opinions with respect to classical listening ...
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Music from World War II
Replies: 4
Views: 19580

You made me think of two tunes that are not ours, but they've beautiful melodies both of them:

Land Of Hope And Glory

Deutschland Uber Alles
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: And movies get worse and worse
Replies: 30
Views: 52783

I hesitated to post this on the same thread, but there is a movie about an amazing WWII story opening this weekend -- The Great Raid. It's about the daring rescue of the remnants of Bataan by the 6th Ranger Battalion shortly after MacArthur's landing on Luzon. It appears to be based on the bestselli...
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Sex and Music!
Replies: 40
Views: 25649

Hey, Lance! I think you proved your point about this thread. Look at the number of hits it has. Yes! It's doing well. I was going to remove it after a week but I've decided to leave it on. I see some really interesting points coming out of it. I will be watching to see where all this goes. Wait unt...
by Darryl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Segerstam Sibelius
Replies: 13
Views: 9570

I'm very fond of Davis/Boston. It's still my favorite 5th. Both Szell and Barbirolli have high-powered 2nd's. I'm amused that some British reviewers say Szell sounds too much like Tchaikovsky in 2. And Barbirolli doesn't? (not that I'm agreeing with the statements about Szell) Thanks for the input o...
by Darryl
Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Segerstam Sibelius
Replies: 13
Views: 9570

I've also heard wonderful things about that 6th. Unfortunately my supplier has that disc on backorder.

Does the 2nd stand up to Barbirolli/RPO?
by Darryl
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Segerstam Sibelius
Replies: 13
Views: 9570

Segerstam Sibelius

Does anyone like the Segerstam Sibelius on Ondine? I got the discs with 1/7 and 3/5. The recordings are gorgeous and the playing exquisite. They may be the best Sibelius discs I've heard.

Any opinions?
by Darryl
Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Sex and Music!
Replies: 40
Views: 25649

Ralph wrote:Well, am I the only OLDSTER here for whom Ravel's Bolero brings instant flashbacks of amorous, sweaty entanglements?
Ralph and I had the same ... what do the shrinks say ... "free associations?"
by Darryl
Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 6457

I'll vote for Rachmaninov's Paganini variation #18.
by Darryl
Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Skrowaczewski Bruckner
Replies: 8
Views: 5707

It is amazing to pop in symphony after symphony and hear such consistently excellent playing. The only negative is hardly worth mentioning, but in the Oehms Classics box the CDs are in paper sleeves with glued flaps. This makes little sense even if you manage to get them open in one piece to begin w...
by Darryl
Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Skrowaczewski Bruckner
Replies: 8
Views: 5707

I say in between. You can get individuals from MDT if you don't want to spend $80 for the set. The set had excellent reviews everywhere I looked.
by Darryl
Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Skrowaczewski Bruckner
Replies: 8
Views: 5707

Skrowaczewski Bruckner

Has anyone heard any of the Bruckner symphonies from Skrowaczewski and the Saarbruecken Radio Orchestra (Arte Nova/Oehms Classics)? I finally had time to break into the boxed set this weekend, and I can't stop listening to them. This orchestra is excellent. So far 8 and 5 are huge winners for me, an...
by Darryl
Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: New guy needs some music help
Replies: 17
Views: 4583

We've also been discussing Berlioz's bipolar madness in another thread. What? Symphonie Fantastique; the program, not the man. A few mood swings of sufficient swath, culminating in a depiction of evil. Kindly unfurrow your brow, it seemed to meet some of the requirements this fellow requested (and ...
by Darryl
Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 668285

Heifetz/Munch Beethoven on XRCD24. This is the most beautiful XRCD I've heard to date, these newer ones using 24-bit masters.
by Darryl
Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"
Replies: 19
Views: 5653

Haven't listened to this in years, but Gil Shaham's new disc was very good.
by Darryl
Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Beethoven's Violin Concerto
Replies: 17
Views: 6500

Another Heifetz/Munch (the XRCD will be here tomorrow!). Also Perlman/Giulini.
by Darryl
Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: New guy needs some music help
Replies: 17
Views: 4583

Maybe Night On Bald Mountain? I wonder if you'd like Shostakovich (start with Lenny's 5). Sorcerer's Apprentice? We've also been discussing Berlioz's bipolar madness in another thread.
by Darryl
Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Opium and a beautiful woman
Replies: 28
Views: 13050

Heck, who would've figured you'd suggest Chicago? I'm not looking for fast. I remember hearing Munch/BSO '54 and hating it, but the '62 is tight. No way it's a mess.

Wallingford, I've heard good things about the Paray, unfortunately OOP.
by Darryl
Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Dvorak's New World Symphony
Replies: 18
Views: 7467

Szell/Cleveland. Remastered 7-9 was released last fall by Sony UK at mid-price. This may be the same mastering as the full-priced Masterworks Heritage release in the US. This is one of the great Szell records.
by Darryl
Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Opium and a beautiful woman
Replies: 28
Views: 13050

Okay, my last point, lest some of you think I'm obsessing ;-) Munch/BSO '62 wins out for me, largely because he's manic throughout whilst maintaining cohesive ensemble ('62 mind you, and on XRCD). MTT is very good if you're looking for outstanding sound (and playing really). However, his first 3 mov...
by Darryl
Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Opium and a beautiful woman
Replies: 28
Views: 13050

Yes, the MTT has stunning playing and sound. The percussion is particularly thunderous in the last movement (I'm certain my neighbor is not happy with me right now).
by Darryl
Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Opium and a beautiful woman
Replies: 28
Views: 13050

Ah heck! For some reason I didn't get the email notifications on all these very useful posts. Speaking of Heck, I just put on the Munch '62 XRCD, and I don't find the rhythms as problematic as you, but I agree with your points on the tempi. I haven't had time to get the MTT yet. I've seen strange cr...
by Darryl
Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Opium and a beautiful woman
Replies: 28
Views: 13050

Opium and a beautiful woman

If you'll pardon the gimmickry of the thread subject, I wanted your input on extant releases of Symphonie Fantastique. I've the standard recommendation of Davis/Concertgebuow, but was wondering about Munch/BSO '62 (didn't care for the '54) and Tilson Thomas/SFSO (apparently re-released on the RCA Cl...
by Darryl
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: JVC XRCD -- Reiner, Munch, et al
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

The SACDs that will replace these will far outshine the XRCDs. I have a number of the XRCDs and the SACDs and the SACDs are not only cheaper in price but are much better in sound. The particular review I saw didn't refer to the SACDs of these same recordings, so this is good to know. Btw, on repeat...