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by jbuck919
Sat May 14, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sacriligious CD creating
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

I often listen to the same work many times in a row from different recordings, but I haven't yet done the mix. Can't say I aniticipate doing it either. ***** Don, Welcome. There's a lot of tongue in cheek posting here along with very informative exchanges about music. Yes, welcome, and in particula...
by jbuck919
Sat May 14, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sacriligious CD creating
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

The obvious extension of this (and with current technology it is entirely feasible and for some people even easy) would be a measure-by-measure transition from one recording to another. The intellectual challenge would be to find the movement in which the number of measures is exactly matched by the...
by jbuck919
Sat May 14, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The New Quartet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

There won't be any "kickback" in the conventional sense. What the Church needs is enthusiastic re-engagement by Catholics disillusioned by sex scandals who are courted by other denominations that know how to use multi-media. Canonizing the last CEO can create a boomlet of faith. That might be part ...
by jbuck919
Sat May 14, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The New Quartet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Canonization in the pre-modern media era was essentially for the benefit of the truly devout and hagiographers whose books were sold in Catholic shops few ever visited. Sainthood today is a skillfully developed tool for spreading dogma through the deceased personage of a Catholic revered by million...
by jbuck919
Sat May 14, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The New Quartet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Adopting for a moment the Catholic point of view (the secular point of view could care less), it is a mistake. The new pope is allowing himself to be browbeaten by a vocal bunch of relatively ignorant catholics who do not understand, or do not care about, the difference (within the terms the church ...
by jbuck919
Sat May 14, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Digital Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Ralph wrote:Quite a few new car models either come with one or the other service installed or it's a fairly cheap option like bulletproof glass. I suppose I'll wind up with it someday.
You mean the bulletproof glass? Do I really want to visit you this summer?
by jbuck919
Sat May 14, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Digital Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Because Corlyss among others has spoken so highly of XM, I have decided to splurge and pay a premium for it when I rent a car for my summer trip to the States (actually it's a splurge on top of a splurge when you're talking about six weeks). What a relief not to have to fiddle for the increasingly r...
by jbuck919
Sat May 14, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Folks, Buy or Borrow "Freakonomics"
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

I am in fact in the middle of it, and loving it (it took forever to get here because I coupled it with my Amazon CD order and made the mistake of selecting super-savings, which means they'll wait for at least some back orders before they ship). Now, Ralph, do kindly remind me of the title of the boo...
by jbuck919
Fri May 13, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Grieg have a dinner party.
Replies: 11
Views: 2385

They might have met again if Brahms hadn't been the only important composer in Europe who was absent from the opening of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus.

Brahms had good things to say about Grieg's music? This I didn't know.
by jbuck919
Fri May 13, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The Maytag Guy Loses His Job!
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Are they taking the cheese with them?
by jbuck919
Thu May 12, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Is the EU Workable?
Replies: 16
Views: 3187

Ralph wrote:That was the case of the horrendous murder of a little boy shown on a security camera videotape being led away from a store by two older boys who subsequently beat him to death for fun. And there are others.
I remember that story but not the aftermath. What finally happened to the boys?
by jbuck919
Thu May 12, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Is the EU Workable?
Replies: 16
Views: 3187

There goes the next Balzac, Euler, Rembrandt, or Bach. I also have to wonder how it will affect the new pope. (Recent popes have been famous workaholics, and Ratzinger already has that reputation.) :wink:
by jbuck919
Tue May 10, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: FDA to Ban Gay Sperm Donors
Replies: 17
Views: 3057

This is the part that really puzzles the hell out of me. There are usually perks. In the gov', the perk is getting to take off 4 hours when you donate. I know there are or used to be banks that paid for blood donations. I don't know about sperm donating, since I can't even give at the office, but t...
by jbuck919
Tue May 10, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: A real Ike Quote?
Replies: 37
Views: 6772

I forgot that many of the posters here weren't alive when he was president. He was often the butt of the same kinds of jokes about intellect that are made about Bush. It may interest you to know that some people know these things through a process called education. Many of us know a lot of things w...
by jbuck919
Tue May 10, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: A real Ike Quote?
Replies: 37
Views: 6772

Laugh all you will about Eisenhower but he was nobody's fool. I watched a TV documentary on the 20th anniversary of the Normandy landings, where Ike was interviewed at Omaha Beach by Stephen Ambrose and it turned out to be an hour or so of the most interesting and cogent extemporaneous off-the-cuff...
by jbuck919
Tue May 10, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: A real Ike Quote?
Replies: 37
Views: 6772

Ralph wrote:Amusing but any President can be hoisted on his petard by mining the speeches ofg predecessors of either party.

An does anyone know what Millard Fillmore said about Social Security?
"It is not strange... to mistake change for progress."

No fooling. Found it in 30 seconds with Google.
by jbuck919
Tue May 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: A real Ike Quote?
Replies: 37
Views: 6772

I hestitate to ask if it's a doozy because you 1) like it or 2) think it could be as compelling as FDR saying SS would eventually have to move to private savings accounts or 3) want to challenge the guy who sent it to you. FDR said that? I remember a quote that went something like he wanted to main...
by jbuck919
Tue May 10, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: ”It’s beginning to look a lot like….Venus”
Replies: 10
Views: 2011

Ted Baylis wrote:
Today will be the first this year that I go to my office in shorts.
That’s nice Ralph, boxers or briefs?
He's a lawyer, for heaven's sake. Briefs, of course.
by jbuck919
Tue May 10, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Isn't This Nice for a Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: Isn't This Nice for a Change

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/050510/1/3sg2y.html Which reminds me, we have to get our troops out of "Old Europe" and, if wanted, into New Europe as quickly as possible. A nine-year delay wouldn't hurt. By then I'll be retired. I wish they would stay too, but from what I can see, other than for economic...
by jbuck919
Tue May 10, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Isn't This Nice for a Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: Isn't This Nice for a Change

JackC wrote:http://sg.news.yahoo.com/050510/1/3sg2y.html

Which reminds me, we have to get our troops out of "Old Europe" and, if wanted, into New Europe as quickly as possible.
A nine-year delay wouldn't hurt. By then I'll be retired.
by jbuck919
Mon May 09, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Kurt Masur
Replies: 38
Views: 5605

Masur, like me, is a very big man and I have a hunch that a few of the more scared NYP complainers are small in physical stature. Short people got no reason Short people got no reason Short people got no reason To live They got little hands And little eyes And they walk around Tellin' great big lie...
by jbuck919
Mon May 09, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Forum clock
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Me three. It routinely shows my posts 3 hours behind even tho Mt. time is only supposed to be GMT -7 hrs. I propose this for our forum clock: http://www.wonderfullywacky.com/mixedupclockthumb.jpg How did you manage to hack into the database with my students' test results? I'm going to report you! :...
by jbuck919
Mon May 09, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: A High School Sticks to Its Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 1855

As to so-called Phys Ed, I forged a doctor's note when I was in high school to get away from the psychopathic gym teacher who ran the "class." I think it's a waste of time but so are all the team sports in high school. I do recognize I'm almost alone in that belief. On the other board there has bee...
by jbuck919
Mon May 09, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: {Sob!} I couldn't help myself . . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: {Sob!} I couldn't help myself . . . .

Gun control myths just won't die Lorne Gunter Obviously, this author is some kind of a plant, and a dangerous one at that. His/her name is an anagram for "Relent, or.... gun!" That reminds me, John, you never told me where to send your prize. You may send a contribution in my name to the Brady Foun...
by jbuck919
Mon May 09, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: getting together in New York City?
Replies: 18
Views: 3596

Alas, my stateside trip is from July 1 - August 15. I hope to catch Ralph and anyone else who is interested on the way to or from Maryland in early August.

What is "Academy"--my old haunt, West Point?

Have fun, guys.
by jbuck919
Sun May 08, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: A High School Sticks to Its Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 1855

This story does not take place in New York, but that state (as you know, Ralph) enforces the ridiculous law of Physical Education every year through grade 12. There are private schools that apologize for having to enforce it. It would not be so bad if it were really about physical fitness and geared...
by jbuck919
Sun May 08, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Nietzsche and God-is-Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 5071

I am going to have to disagree that Nietzsche was an atheist. And as I posted earlier, his use of the word god merely a representation of an ideal. Also, Voltaire was not exactly an atheist either. But Hume was, an Schopenhauer is a questionable case. We do know that he was not a follower of a Chri...
by jbuck919
Sun May 08, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Does this make you feel sorry for Lynndie England?
Replies: 11
Views: 2590

He should have been shot. I know you do not mean that literally, Ralph. I had the same feeling about Jeffrey Levitt (I think I have the name right) who got off with a few years in Club Fed over the Old Court Savings and Loan scandal (he didn't shoot numbers of people but he might as well have). Som...
by jbuck919
Sun May 08, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Nietzsche and God-is-Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 5071

In fact anyone who is acquainted with theological tradition is well aware that the God that supposedly died in the minds of these new men is a god who never lived in the first place. Merton, Thomas – Foreword to Johnstone, William – The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing [1967, 2000 Fordham Univer...
by jbuck919
Sun May 08, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Does this make you feel sorry for Lynndie England?
Replies: 11
Views: 2590

Let's talk about Mozart or something.
by jbuck919
Sun May 08, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Does this make you feel sorry for Lynndie England?
Replies: 11
Views: 2590

Nope. It makes me feel sorry for the author who obviously hasn't learned a thing from the Nuremberg Trials and the concept of individual responsibility for one's acts. The lowest ranking person tried at Nuremeberg was a general. William Calley was a Lieutenant. I realize that those were war crimes ...
by jbuck919
Sun May 08, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Does this make you feel sorry for Lynndie England?
Replies: 11
Views: 2590

Nope. It makes me feel sorry for the author who obviously hasn't learned a thing from the Nuremberg Trials and the concept of individual responsibility for one's acts. The lowest ranking person tried at Nuremeberg was a general. William Calley was a Lieutenant. I realize that those were war crimes ...
by jbuck919
Sat May 07, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Early American Songs
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Just yesterday wasn't it that you were talking about high school music meaning mainly your introduction to the Faure Requiem. This current post takes me back because of Billings and his (great fun for kids but otherwise pretty awful) I am the Rose of Sharon, a piece I can still sing in all four part...
by jbuck919
Sat May 07, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brahms Vier Ernste Gesänge / Serious Songs
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Yes, the Schwanengesaenge of a composer of whom it is almost not an exaggeration to say that music died with him.

Only the text of the last song, "Wenn ich mit Menschen- und Engelzungen redete," is from the New Testament (1 Corinthians 13 to be exact).
by jbuck919
Sat May 07, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Physics of the Scale
Replies: 22
Views: 4239

Wow jbuck that is condescending. If you are trying to teach anyone, you could lose the roll eyes smiley . Cause if I were someone who didn't know what was going on and read that message, I would probably stop at the eye rolling. I am sorry if I gave the wrong impression to a newcomer. People who kn...
by jbuck919
Sat May 07, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Physics of the Scale
Replies: 22
Views: 4239

Supposedly, if memory serves me right, the sharp 4th comes up more often and sooner in the overtone series. If I am wrong someone please correct me. As I posted before, the first seven unique (ignoring octaves) notes of the overtone series spell the Lydian Dominant scale - 024679A if we use the bas...
by jbuck919
Sat May 07, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Hissing and Spitting Corner
Replies: 23
Views: 4730

Ralph wrote:I am NOT a geriatric poster. :cry:
Then what made you think I was referring to you? :twisted:
by jbuck919
Sat May 07, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Nietzsche and God-is-Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 5071

Philoctetes wrote:Oh, and ta.

I see there is no way to delete my account. So if you could kindly do that. I would be most happy.

So.. ta.
I hope it wasn't something I said.
by jbuck919
Sat May 07, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Nietzsche and God-is-Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 5071

I was thinking more Thomas J. J. Altheizer and William Hamilton, Radical Theology. I've always thought of Nietzcshe's views about god as more desperate than serious. I would say rather that his expression was rhetorical. He would not have felt the purely philosophic need to affirm what to him was a...
by jbuck919
Fri May 06, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Hissing and Spitting Corner
Replies: 23
Views: 4730

First, before Corlyss and Lance gear themselves up for another round, Michel is not the next Eric Anderson. Nothing he ever posted on GMG ever put me off, though I certainly did not agree with everything he said. Second, I don't think that the recent influx of GMG posters here has anything to do wit...
by jbuck919
Fri May 06, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Political insults à la canadienne
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

I hadn't known about the Canadian parliament, but I remember as a boy how shocked I was (and I still am) that our staid British brethren maintain such a circus and call it government. I still wonder how our own Congress keeps up its admirable facade of civility (was it specifically in response to ho...
by jbuck919
Fri May 06, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Physics of the Scale
Replies: 22
Views: 4239

Which is nonsense? As far as the Lydian Dominant scale (Lydian with a flat 7) it is often listed in Jazz scale catalogs as the overtone scale as the tones best approximate the series of partials for any given note. I am not claiming that this scale is somehow more "natural" than others, but some do...
by jbuck919
Fri May 06, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Physics of the Scale
Replies: 22
Views: 4239

A major scale with a raised 4th and flattened 7th is often purported to be the most "natural" as it most closely resembles the overtone series. As far as the Lydian Chromatic concept, I always understood it to be simply based on extended harmonies and avoiding the minor ninth in a Major 11th chord ...
by jbuck919
Fri May 06, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Physics of the Scale
Replies: 22
Views: 4239

What do you all think of George Russell's Lydian Chromatic concept (in general that the fourth note of the scale, sharpened, is more "natural" than the natural fourth. So for C Major: C D E F# G A B Instead of: C D E F G A B I think that if it's true then, as an ensrhinement of the tritone, it make...
by jbuck919
Fri May 06, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Could George W. Bush Be Right?
Replies: 27
Views: 5185

Yep, we already did enough for Germany. :lol: I assume I should take that as a comparison and not a jab, since I am, in case you didn't know, American. I'm reminded of the movie The Mouse That Roared in which a country goes to war with the US just to reap the benefits when it is defeated. I guess I...
by jbuck919
Fri May 06, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Could George W. Bush Be Right?
Replies: 27
Views: 5185

When you ask "could Bush be right"?, what are you asking if he is right about? If the question is, will the Mid-East be better off because the US went into Iraq and removed Saddam, I think the answer is yes. Moreover, since I think that part of the reason for the rise in Islamic fundamentalism has ...
by jbuck919
Wed May 04, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: All right, what would you miss?
Replies: 19
Views: 4072

Ralph wrote:Anything I would miss I just don't leave or give up. I teach a seven-week summer course and I do miss that unavoidable gap between mid-July and late August when I have no classes.
Undoubtedly you need the money. :wink:
I'm very boring. :)
So was Bach. By their fruits shall you know them.
by jbuck919
Wed May 04, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: All right, what would you miss?
Replies: 19
Views: 4072

Peanuts roasted and salted in their shells. I can't think of anything else. Aren't you the one who keeps talking about living somewhere besides the US? Forgive me if I'm wrong. FLy over here sometime during the school year. We'll have a chat. I mentioned it a few times. You may be confusing him wit...
by jbuck919
Wed May 04, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: All right, what would you miss?
Replies: 19
Views: 4072

Haydnseek wrote:Peanuts roasted and salted in their shells. I can't think of anything else.
Aren't you the one who keeps talking about living somewhere besides the US? Forgive me if I'm wrong. FLy over here sometime during the school year. We'll have a chat.
by jbuck919
Wed May 04, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: All right, what would you miss?
Replies: 19
Views: 4072

You, if you aren't going to be connected while you're gone. Do try to drop in occasionally. How sweet of you. :oops: There's a computer everywhere. Last year I drove my mother crazy by spending so much time online, even though I was paying for it. Without that access, I would never have this job.