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by DavidRoss
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms' chamber music
Replies: 42
Views: 1905

Re: Brahms' chamber music

You know, after some more listening, I think the Emerson Quartet could be described as having a particularly masculine energy. You bet, Mike--yang, absolutely. Whereas the Qt. Italiano is more yin. Hot/cool, light/dark, expansive/receptive, masculine/feminine. Come to think of it, I have both the E...
by DavidRoss
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3905
Views: 464331

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

As some already know, I've been adding to my Classical era recordings lately, mostly Haydn whom I'm finding more appealing than ever before. Additions include Jacobs's Creation --a HIPI performance as terrific as his Mozart operas and in which there is no sense of undernourishment despite the compar...
by DavidRoss
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms' chamber music
Replies: 42
Views: 1905

Re: Brahms' chamber music

DavidI haven't heard the Vegh's Op 132. I may have heard some of their Beethoven LPs a long time ago and I used to own LPs of their Bartok Quartets; they were very fine. I can imagine that the Vegh's did a good job of Heiliger Dankgesang - minimum vibrato and not over emotional. Are their Beethoven...
by DavidRoss
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms' chamber music
Replies: 42
Views: 1905

Re: Brahms' chamber music

fishgrit wrote:I need to defend the Lindsays. Overall I think their Beethoven is great. Please find me a better Op 132 Heiliger Dankgesang. Jeremy
Haven't heard the Lindsay's op 132. Have you heard the Vegh's Heiliger Dankgesang?
by DavidRoss
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Advice wanted on CD player
Replies: 49
Views: 1891

Re: Advice wantedn CD player

You might consider buying a DAC rather than a replacement CD player. You can take the S/Pdif output from the Masterlink ML-9600and put it through one of the many great DACs that are now available. at every price range from $100 up. Jeremy That's my suggestion. I feed digital sources to my preamp vi...
by DavidRoss
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: You Can No Longer Appreciate A Classic Movie ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Re: You Can No Longer Appreciate A Classic Movie ...

I find it interesting that the only "Art Form" invented in America is the Western. :?: Pre-Columbian art and architecture of the Americas suggest otherwise. film is the Art form the United States will be remembered for (including Westerns, of course). It is now world-wide, but it originated here. :...
by DavidRoss
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 9147

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

Like many of us on this board I can discuss the details of the new health care law as well as other approaches. The bottom line for me is simply that it is obscene that with the most advanced technology in the world, cutting edge research and genuine foundational wealth, people actually die because...
by DavidRoss
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 9147

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

As the country braces for the biggest transformation of health care in a generation, few have bothered to ask the U.S. physician community what they think of all this change. Is their ability to offer quality care going to be improved or hampered? Is the business of practicing medicine getting any ...
by DavidRoss
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone Like Historical Recordings?
Replies: 15
Views: 1088

Re: Anyone Like Historical Recordings?

I like historical recordings. Even though the sound quality is usually pretty bad compared to decent recordings from the 1950s to present day, it's certainly good enough to let us hear that the much lionized performers of the past were no better than (and frequently much worse than) the performers o...
by DavidRoss
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 28905

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

Thanks, NancyElla. This other article in that same issue of The Economist, titled "The Clouds of Unknowing", presents a helpful survey of evidence suggesting the possibility of AGW ought be taken seriously. If only such reasonableness were the rule and not the exception. Sigh.
by DavidRoss
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I.O.U.S.A. -- The Movie (Every voter should know this stuff)
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: I.O.U.S.A. -- The Movie (Every voter should know this stuff)

There is plenty of blame to go around, David. But there's no point in focusing on blame when the patient is bleeding out.
by DavidRoss
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Barshai, conductor - Top Drawer!
Replies: 21
Views: 1386

Re: Rudolf Barshai, conductor - Top Drawer!

Seán wrote:And also worthy of note are his lovely recordings of Mahler's 5 & 10 with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.
Aye! Featuring Barshai's own completion of the 10th, better than Cooke's, methinks, demonstrating talent other than conducting.
by DavidRoss
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Three Happiness Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1292

Re: Three Happiness Thread

Three things that make me happy--in the sense that I feel blessed and grateful to witness or participate in them: 1. Seeing families together out in public with children who are obviously happy, well-cared for, well-behaved, and well-loved. 2. Seeing someone humbly admit an error and then take respo...
by DavidRoss
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I.O.U.S.A. -- The Movie (Every voter should know this stuff)
Replies: 3
Views: 307

I.O.U.S.A. -- The Movie (Every voter should know this stuff)

“We suffer from a fiscal cancer. It is growing within us. And if we do not treat it, it could have catastrophic consequences for our country.” ~David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office Here's the 30-minute condensed version of the...
by DavidRoss
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Capitalizing "Internet"
Replies: 23
Views: 1069

Re: Capitalizing "Internet"

What people think of as "the Internet" consists of many internets...... Funny...........President W got a lot of mockery for using "internets" in the plural. I certainly hope we weren't wrong about that. :) Y'al were wrong about damned near everything you mocked him for. Especially making fun of th...
by DavidRoss
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Going to Extreme
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Re: Going to Extreme

For that conscienceless shill for the Democrats to paint the Republicans as extreme just shows how far off the deep end he's gone. Good grief!
by DavidRoss
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2330593

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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nos 29-36, as I contemplate purchase of Mackerras's recently released recording with the SCO. These are still uniformly delightful, as good as I've heard for non HIPI performances.
by DavidRoss
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms' chamber music
Replies: 42
Views: 1905

Re: Brahms' chamber music

Just wondering if the general consensus is that they're one of the best. Yes. So universally acclaimed, in fact, that they attract the usual disparagement heaped on those regarded as standard-setters in every field. As one familiar with their recordings, you already know how absurd the usual compla...
by DavidRoss
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Capitalizing "Internet"
Replies: 23
Views: 1069

Re: Capitalizing "Internet"

As for "on-line," I've never seen that form, and I've been going online for 25 years. FWIW: The terms "online" and "offline" (also stylized as "on-line" and "off-line") . . . . Cheers, ~Karl "Seeing," of course (like hearing, tasting, understanding, etc.) is determined as much by the abilities/proc...
by DavidRoss
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are men necessary?/ Maureen Dowd/2005
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Are men necessary?/ Maureen Dowd/2005

smitty1931 wrote:I found this book informative, insightful and amusing. Many of her points are well taken.
Hmmm...could be. We live in an age of miracles.
by DavidRoss
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 9147

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

[The Dems have already taken themselves over a cliff just to pass some laws that do little else than to expand coverage. If this package destroys the existing healthcare system, and it might, they are going to forever be the party that screwed up the healtcare system , and no one is going to trust ...
by DavidRoss
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Capitalizing "Internet"
Replies: 23
Views: 1069

Re: Capitalizing "Internet"

Chalkperson wrote:I have never even considered spelling it in lower case, it's like a Country, and it starts with a Capital Letter...
Hmmm...I've never even considered using upper case. It's a utility, like telephone service, and it's spelled in lower case. But The Web is a different matter all together! :wink:
by DavidRoss
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Debt Clock--Spend It Whether You Got It or Not!
Replies: 1
Views: 215

The National Debt Clock--Spend It Whether You Got It or Not!

Here's a cool site for all you "spend it till you drop" types! The U.S. National Debt Clock--real-time tracking U.S. government spending, borrowing, and taxing. Today we're in hock $12.65 trillion and counting, up from $8.7 trillion just 3 years ago. A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty so...
by DavidRoss
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?
Replies: 18
Views: 1110

Re: Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?

Aesthetics? Good grief--what a mess! Some really smart people have looked into it and no one has ever said anything about that made any sense that wasn't already so obvious that it didn't need saying.

"I like it and here's why" is about as good as it gets.
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DEM pols threatened with violence
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: DEM pols threatened with violence

Barry wrote:It's sickening behavior. There shouldn't be any place for it in this country. I agree that Republicans should speak out on it.
Yes, I saw this story elsewhere and already put in my two cents there. There's no excuse for such hooliganism.
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through
Replies: 66
Views: 5428

Re: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through

As I've said many times before, I favor a single-payer universal health insurance program with reasonable limits on services covered, much like Canada's system. I object to the Democrats' plan because it does not really reform anything about the present system, but only extends it I can't believe w...
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 2359

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

LmcZG87Fmxc Interesting, eh? The CBC doesn't quite agree with Bob McKeown, though Ann Coulter doesn't seem to have her facts straight, either. Here is a CBC report on Canada's Secret War in Vietnam : Vietnam may have been America's war but Canada was heavily involved — for and against. Canada harbo...
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 9147

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

So why is this thing going to be so expensive if everyone is already well served by the private insurance they have now? Note especially the bottom line, i.e., the unfunded libabilities in Social Security, Medicare, and the Prescription Drug Benefit for the total of $107 TN. I think the threat of b...
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 2359

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

slofstra wrote:Hmm. Do I display David's post or not? I'm thinking about it. Maybe someone could tell me if it's safe.
LOL!

(I understand how disconcerting it can be for some to have their prejudices challenged by facts and clear thinking! :wink: )
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 2359

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

"Hate speech?" What did she say?
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms' chamber music
Replies: 42
Views: 1905

Re: Brahms' chamber music

How timely for me! Just last night I listened to the sting sextets for the first time in ages (L'Archibudelli). Almost followed up with the piano quintet (Rubinstein/Guarneri). Unlike you, rats, I'm not particularly fond of his symphonies, finding them a bit overblown, and generally prefer his chamb...
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If the government is so inefficient, as righties insist...
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: If the government is so inefficient, as righties insist...

♫ Where have you gone, Bernie Madoff? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you, woo woo woo . . . . All Bernie did is what Federal entitlement programs, including Social Security, do every day. Like so much else the Feds do, there's one set of rules for them, another for those they rule. The evil, t...
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 9147

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

Thank you JackC & Corlyss for the clear and succinct responses you offered to Matt's sincere questions. NancyElla--comparing Obama to Hitler or Stalin is clearly over the top. Calling him a socialist, however, is right on the money. He and those who agree with him regarding the role of government ta...
by DavidRoss
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If the government is so inefficient, as righties insist...
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: If the government is so inefficient, as righties insist...

all mastercards begin with a 5 while visa begins with a 4. From personal experience I would guess that the first 4 refer to the bank. Of course individuals might go through dozens of credit card #'s in their lifetime but of course only one SS#. Also within the numbering scheme are all the disposabl...
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DEAR CORLYSS.
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: DEAR CORLYSS.

Agnes, you're giving Saul way too much power. He's just a crank who is "challenged" in ways that should make us all grateful for our blessings. Just ignore him and he effectively doesn't exist (though you still might see some of his drivel when other members quote him). As for "Saul baiting"--well, ...
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through
Replies: 66
Views: 5428

Re: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through

Your careful use of guilt by association does not change the fact that if I believe bigoted statements and stupid remarks, then (by association) I must be bigoted and stupid. How else could I possibly interpret what you so carefully (and politically correctly) said, David? I prefer to stand with my...
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Amelie
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Amelie

karlhenning wrote:I still haven't seen that 'un . . . .
Well worth it, dude. A charming and gentle movie with some appealing touches of whimsy. French to the core. :D
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy
Replies: 32
Views: 3310

Re: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy

Well, I guess we can safely bet that we'll never seen an end to Roman Catholic priestly celibacy in our lifetimes--or the next pope's!
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where to start with Beethoven's Piano Sonatas ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1881

Re: Where to start with Beethoven's Piano Sonatas ?

Two methods. 1) Leave the box beside your CD player. Over the course of the next few weeks play through the entire box interspersed with other CDs. I do this once a year or more with the Beethoven sonatas. 2) Randomly grab one of the CDs. Play it several times over a couple of weeks until you are t...
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Quantity vs. Quality
Replies: 16
Views: 1346

Re: Quantity vs. Quality

No, I read reviews like everyone else here, and have noticed that out of 150+ releases/mo., barely 5 or 6 get five stars. It just amazes me that there is so much product, yet so little of top quality: hence my topic. Stars! If it's about the stars, that's a whole different discussion. If the relati...
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 9147

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

I never denied that some of the protesters engaged in hate speech. The point is that at the extremes there is "hate speech" on both sides of this. When Dem congressman Grayson says that the Republican health care plan is "die quickly" where was your outrage over hate speech??? When Reblem says some...
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through
Replies: 66
Views: 5428

Re: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through

If I am bigoted (and stupid, thanks so much), then I stand proudly today with some very special people, whom Paul Begala credited in the much maligned (here at CMG) Huffington Post yesterday Begala's statements comprise nothing more than self-congratulatory and self-serving spin. I did not say you ...
by DavidRoss
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for the AGW Skeptics to Ponder
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Something for the AGW Skeptics to Ponder

Unfortunately, Popperian falsifiability just isn't the slam-dunk many of us hoped it would be: This does not, of course, render AGW scientifically credible as yet. Falsifiability is a good rule-of-thumb, like Occam's Razor, but is hardly physical law - or even very useful for actually doing science...
by DavidRoss
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through
Replies: 66
Views: 5428

Re: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through

As Krugman so eloquently put it, all the Republicans have offered for more than a year, and as a response to the bill's passage, has been an ongoing parade of fear mongering to stir up the most base of their conservative followers.... That has been the sum of their contributions to the health care ...
by DavidRoss
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Alex Chilton, of The Letter fame, dead at 59
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

Re: Alex Chilton, of The Letter fame, dead at 59

Around 1968 things started swinging around to album sales and many of the FM stations began to convert to a "progressive rock" format. Fewer commercials, more album tracks, and longer tracks, like Ina-Gadda-da-Vida . Some songs, like Time Has Come Today were released in an extended format for FM ai...
by DavidRoss
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Alex Chilton, of The Letter fame, dead at 59
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

Re: Alex Chilton, of The Letter fame, dead at 59

Okay, I was in high school in '67, too. Sgt. Pepper's changed my life--not all for the better. It changed the world, too--not all for the better. White Rabbit can still give me chills. I remember most of the songs on slofstra's list but couldn't sing even half of them. The ones that really hold up,...
by DavidRoss
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 9147

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

You are people who feel comfort and a sense of superiority and satisfaction when you see someone die because he has no insurance. You are ghouls and deserve no respect. Get lost creep I don't understand why you and others continue paying attention to the hateful bigotry of folks like RebLem and Sau...
by DavidRoss
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through
Replies: 66
Views: 5428

Re: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through

The Republicans' actions in this whole affair may well define the future of the Republican Party - from genuine patriotism to oblivion. Well there is already a lot of evidence on this. We have been having this debate for over a year and, although the Dems muscled this through, the Dems lot the deba...