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by miranda
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What Do You Like About Late Summer?
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Lilith, I'd agree with you about tomatoes--particularly heirloom ones--and corn on the cob. And peaches, blackberries, greens, and raspberries are so delicious in the summer. I am fortunate to have access to a truly wonderful farmer's market near me, and I go every Sunday all summer long and stock u...
by miranda
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 341916

Ralph, are you jokin' with me?

They are both terrific cd's. I have yet to hear anything on Jordi Savall's Alia Vox label that isn't top-notch.
by miranda
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The return or perhaps the reckoning
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Sounds like you had a great time, mourningstar.

I want to go to Venice sooo badly. Someday....
by miranda
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: For a mere 1.54 million dollars.....
Replies: 1
Views: 388

For a mere 1.54 million dollars.....

you can buy youself a floating bed. :roll:

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by miranda
Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 341916

http://ec3.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000069KK0.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg L' Orchestre De Louis XIII 1601-1643, Recueil de plusieurs airs par Philidor L'Aisne--Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (Alia Vox) http://ec3.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000024BOI.01._AA130_SCMZZZZZZZ_V1056654031_.jpg Joa...
by miranda
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Men and women think differently. But not that differently
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

One of my favorite childhood toys were Lincoln Logs. Had hours of fun with those. As a child growing up in a rural area, I occasionally played with dolls and other typically "girly" stuff, but I was also fascinated with spiders and bugs. I was far more interested in making pinch pots out of the clay...
by miranda
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 341916

Beethoven--Cello Sonatas, No. 3, Op.69 and Op.64--Maria Kliegel, Cello, and Nina Tichman, Piano (Naxos)
by miranda
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Endangered Animals
Replies: 17
Views: 2562

I agree with FebNyc, it's a losing battle. We humans have become too successful as a species, and we are crowding out/eliminating other plant and animal species and drastically reducing global biodiversity through habitat loss, pollution, etc. Someday, if I ever win the lottery, I'm gonna buy a sign...
by miranda
Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Giant Squid
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

mmmmm....... 8)

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by miranda
Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Giant Squid
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

paulb wrote: Could you muster the courage to venture a ride down in a submersible to the depths to witness such a spectacle?
Hell yes!
by miranda
Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Susan Butcher, 4 time Iditarod winner, dies at 51
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Rest in peace, great lady.

"I do not know the word "quit". Either I never did, or I have abolished it."

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by miranda
Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 341916

Today I listened to: Handel Arias--Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Avie) J.S. Bach--The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo, Gidon Kremer, violin (ECM)discs 1 and 2. Ned Rorem--Chamber Music: The End of Summer, Book of Hours, Bright Music--The Fibonacci...
by miranda
Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Giant Squid
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

Yeah I've seen that picture, Ralph. It's a great one.

There's the giant squid....and then there's the colossal squid, about whom even less is known. It's thought to catch its prey using bioluminescence.

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by miranda
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Giant Squid
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

Too bad I don't have cable. I've been fascinated with the giant squid for years. They are amazing creatures.
by miranda
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Leif Ove Andsnes
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Thanks for the suggestions, all.

I am listening to the Liszt recital right now and it is truly beautiful.
by miranda
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Appreciated comments from CMG users!
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

I love this place. I have learned, and continue to learn so much here.
Thanks to the owners and admins who keep this wonderful site running!
by miranda
Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 237262

Keepin' this worthwhile thread going...

Last night I listened to yet amother masterwork by Charles Mingus:

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by miranda
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 341916

Today I listened to: Lukas Foss--Complete works for Solo Piano, Scott Dunn, Piano (Naxos) Erkki-Sven Tuur--Exodus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Isabelle van Keulen, Paavo Jarvi (ECM) Janacek-- Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 In the Mists on the Overgrown Path, Series 1, Leif Ove Andsnes, piano (Virg...
by miranda
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Leif Ove Andsnes
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Leif Ove Andsnes

I recently discovered this wonderful Norwegian pianist, and I've really been enjoying his interpretations of Hadyn's Piano Sonatas, and Janacek's Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, In the Mists on the Overgrown Parth, Series 1. I have read reviews that his interpretations of Grieg's piano music are equally fine...
by miranda
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Corlyss Hits Her 10,000 Milestone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1706

Woohoo!!!!!!! 8)
by miranda
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Give Mel Some Old Time Religion!
Replies: 103
Views: 9063

You are so right. And I don't mind Gibson being ridiculed - Jon Stewart has done a good job of that the last two nights. What I want and society needs is for unequivocal condemnation of any expression of bigotry. Obviously most racist or anti-Semitic remarks aren't made in public by famous people. ...
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: George Perle
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Thanks guys!
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: George Perle
Replies: 3
Views: 926

George Perle

The only recording of his that I own is the Woodwind Quintets, on the New World records. Anyone got any more recommendations for me? Is is his solo piano music any good?

Thanks in advance.
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Give Mel Some Old Time Religion!
Replies: 103
Views: 9063

Letting go can be the most difficult part of forgiveness. There are still some people from my past that I have not been able to forgive, but I'm working on it. It's an ongoing process...
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The PC's 25th birthday
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

I still keep an old-fashioned handwritten journal rather that a blog. I have bound the book (sloppily) in beautiful paper, and i keep pressed flowers it it. Can;t do that with a blog. I find blogs impersonal. And Madame is right, handwritten letters can mean so much more, and are so much more person...
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The (Opera) House That Ricky Built
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

also, here's a more alcoholic recipe for a lime rickey... Gin Lime Rickey recipe Ingredients Scale ingredients to servings 1 1/2 oz gin fill with tonic water 1 splash Rose's® lime juice 2 lemons wedges Mix the gin and tonic in a highball glass over ice and pour the lime juice. Drop two lemon wedges ...
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The (Opera) House That Ricky Built
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

No prob, Gary!
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The (Opera) House That Ricky Built
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Also, at $7500.00 a ticket, I doubt that I will ever see a Wagner opera at Bayreuth. Oh well, there's always cd's...
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The (Opera) House That Ricky Built
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Lime Rickey recipe Ingredients Scale ingredients to servings 3/4 oz fresh lime juice 1 oz simple syrup 3 dashes Angostura® bitters 6 - 8 oz club soda Directions of recipe... Build all ingredients in a collins glass and top with soda. Garnish with a spiral of lime peel, and serve. I've never had one,...
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Give Mel Some Old Time Religion!
Replies: 103
Views: 9063

whoops, double post.
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Give Mel Some Old Time Religion!
Replies: 103
Views: 9063

Great post, Madame. Thank you.
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 163
Views: 108340

Since I don't really think of her as a jazz artist, I'll just mention her here--Julie London, she of the sultry, intimate voice. I like her voice best when it has the sparest of accompaniments--maybe one or two backing instruments, since her voice tends to be overwhemed by a big orchestra, in my opi...
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oh Dear!
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Has anyone besides me read Reinaldo Arenas' amazing memoir, Before Night Falls, which details his sufferings as a poor homosexual during Castro's regime?

I won't be mourning when Castro dies, that's for sure.
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Give Mel Some Old Time Religion!
Replies: 103
Views: 9063

What a bigoted a**hole. :roll:
by miranda
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Leeches We Can Love
Replies: 12
Views: 1315

Ralph, do you have enough recipes for a Leech Cookbook?
by miranda
Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 341916

Kevin Volans--String Quartets #2 and #3, Balanescu String Quartet
by miranda
Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Naxos Winner!
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Thanks, pizza!
by miranda
Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Naxos Winner!
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

I've heard of Morton Gould, but until this thread knew nothing about him. Any other recordings that anone can reccommend that would be good starting points for a newbie to the world of Gould?

Thanks in advance....
by miranda
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 237262

It's a shame that more folks don't know about the wonderful Ms. Lorez Alexandria. Right now I'm listening to this magnificent album of standards: http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002LGWRM.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg track listing: 1. Show Me (Loewe-Lerner) 2. I've Never Been in Love Before (Loessse...
by miranda
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 341916

Brahms--Sonatas for cello and piano, Intermezzos--Arthur Rubinstein, Gregor Piatigorsky

Rameau--Une Symphonie Imaginaire(selections from Rameau's orchestral and ballet music)--Les Musiciciens du Louvre, Mark Minkowski
by miranda
Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Deep Listening
Replies: 14
Views: 2557

Great article, Hadynseek. Thanks for posting it.

I think I'm going to go dig out some records right now and give them a listen..
by miranda
Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Medieval recommends
Replies: 22
Views: 2770

Here are a few more links for you, paulb-- Sequentia--Hildegard Von Bingen: Canticles of Ecstasy http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=689 Sequentia--Hildegard Von Bingen--Voice of the Blood http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=2696 And this is a fabulous album by ...
by miranda
Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Medieval recommends
Replies: 22
Views: 2770

Re: Medieval recommends

Boston Camerata - Anything by them is outstanding. I would start with their Medieval Christmas disc, still in print after 30 years. A few days ago, I found this album used, on an LP in perfect condition, for a quarter. The price was definitely right and the album is great. Gotta love secondhand rec...
by miranda
Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ralph's Birthday Today!
Replies: 17
Views: 2897

Happy Birthday, Ralph! :P
by miranda
Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Medieval recommends
Replies: 22
Views: 2770

paulb--Here are the the links for some of my recommendations... Trio Medieaval--Words of the Angel link Montserrat Figueras--Lux Feminae link Anonymous 4--The Origin of Fire: Music and Visions of Hildegard Von Bingen link The Dufay Collective--Music for Alfonso the Wise http://www.harmoniamundi.com/...
by miranda
Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: He did it!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 2980

Go, Ralph!
by miranda
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Awful News: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Dies at 52
Replies: 23
Views: 4242

Thank you for posting all those articles, Ralph. I first heard about Lorraine Hunt Lieberson by reading Michener's profile of her in the New Yorker, and I was so intrigued that I went and bought her Bach cd immediately. One of the most beautiful recordings I've ever heard, in my opinion. It is so sa...
by miranda
Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 237262

Eetu, Ralph Towner's Anthem is a great album. Glad to see his name mentioned on here. Today is gonna be another Albert Ayler day--planning on listening to discs 3-6 (out of this 9-disc set, on Revenant), of his singular and glorious music. http://www.worldofanarchie.com/portfoliof/aylerf/ayler-cvr.j...
by miranda
Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are You Watching and/or Reading?
Replies: 128
Views: 21090

Next up on my reading list is this book: Ryszard Kapuscinski's Another Day of Life . http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/4070000/4078932.gif From the back jacket: "In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, deperate to abandon the beleagered colony. Wit...
by miranda
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Confession: I know nothing about conductors and performers.
Replies: 37
Views: 4378

Wow, I thought I had a pretty sizeable music collection until I read this thread. I have approximately 1300 cd's, and approximately 100 lp's, most of which are non-classical. (About 250 of my cd's are classical albums.) That's all I have room for, and it's too many anyway. I recently went and sold a...