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by david johnson
Mon May 10, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Was Nazi Germany Defeated or Liberated? Germans Can’t Decide.
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Was Nazi Germany Defeated or Liberated? Germans Can’t Decide.

Nazi-run forces were defeated. The country was liberated from their influence. I suppose the truth is both occurred. I do not know the current German population's interpretation of events.
by david johnson
Fri May 07, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: I like to dream a bit ... about actresses ...
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: I like to dream a bit ... about actresses ...

Raquel Welch
young Bridget Bardot
Debra Paget
Yvonne De Carlo
Lauren Bacall
Gloria Grahame
by david johnson
Fri May 07, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please Pray for my Family in the Dominican Republic
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Please Pray for my Family in the Dominican Republic

Almighty God, we ask that you see Brian's family through this time and bless them. I would have responded earlier, but weather damages knocked me offline for three days.
by david johnson
Sun May 02, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP Men and the Vaccine
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: GOP Men and the Vaccine

I doubt anyone really knows what 49% of men or women of any particular political party thinks A representative sample were asked and answered. http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/NPR_PBS-NewsHour_Marist-Poll_USA-NOS-and-Tables_202103091124.pdf#page=1 Unless one practices the anc...
by david johnson
Sat May 01, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP Men and the Vaccine
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: GOP Men and the Vaccine

I doubt anyone really knows what 49% of men or women of any particular political party thinks :)
by david johnson
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Funeral music
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: Funeral music

This is a darkly interesting thread. I'll be pleased with the singing of "What Wondrous Love" and "Amazing Grace" at my farewell...followed with a New Orleans jazz band procession to the cemetery.
by david johnson
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Richards Dawkins loses award over tweets about trans people
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Richards Dawkins loses award over tweets about trans people

I thought Dawkins had already passed away.
by david johnson
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Prince Phillip's Funeral
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Prince Phillip's Funeral

I watched some of that. The music was superbly done. The band performed "Nimrod" from Elgar's Enigma Variations in a fine presentation.
by david johnson
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!

Lance, I've heard some of those, but never performed them.
by david johnson
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

Business execs of the corporations mentioned are not all that trustworthy in these decisions. As I mentioned here before, the dumb thing about the GA law is the 'no water'. That's stupid enough to get the whole package deleted. How many drop boxes they will use is nobody's business but theirs. If e...
by david johnson
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

Business execs of the corporations mentioned are not all that trustworthy in these decisions. As I mentioned here before, the dumb thing about the GA law is the 'no water'. That's stupid enough to get the whole package deleted. How many drop boxes they will use is nobody's business but theirs. If en...
by david johnson
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Holidays to our CMGers
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Happy Holidays to our CMGers

Thank you, I have some nice Easter memories.
by david johnson
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian Easter Overture
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Russian Easter Overture

It's Easter Sunday! This is certainly a day to enjoy Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture. That was the first piece of classical music I really got into. We rehearsed a transcription of it in school band and I became very interested. I soon purchased the Ansermet/OSR recording of it on London r...
by david johnson
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Georgia G.O.P. Fires Opening Shot in Fight to Limit Voting
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Georgia G.O.P. Fires Opening Shot in Fight to Limit Voting

As long as it's "policed" to prevent corruption I do not mind how voters cast their ballots. My preference is vote in person, or the common absentee procedure. I've never thought a drop box was an especially good idea. No water for those in line is dumb. is it feared that the bottles will have lable...
by david johnson
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday Len Goran
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Happy Birthday Len Goran

Happy Birthday! My life in NJ was at Ft. Dix...
by david johnson
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No Way Washington DC Should Become A State
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: No Way Washington DC Should Become A State

DC should remain a district. Why? Do you have an objection that you could share with us, other than the fact that most D.C. voters hold political views that are different than yours? 1) I prefer the nation's capitol to be in a 'neutral zone'. 2) You have no idea regarding my political views. They a...
by david johnson
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein/Haydn box.
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Bernstein/Haydn box.

I purchased this a few years ago. I am re-enjoying it :) These recordings are probably in some larger boxes, but this is a 12cd box collection of: Haydn's London Symphonies, Paris Symphonies. 4 Masses. and Die Schopfung, all with Bernstein/NYPO on Sony. Do any of you also have this?
by david johnson
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's radio programs in 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 15216

Re: Lance's radio programs in 2021

Lance, I clicked the link and the message was "Stream deactivated".
by david johnson
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No Way Washington DC Should Become A State
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: No Way Washington DC Should Become A State

DC should remain a district.
by david johnson
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An "Ozawa" thread
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: An "Ozawa" thread

I keep some Ozawa recordings around that I especially enjoy - : Janácek:Sinfonietta and Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, both with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
by david johnson
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Christian Vision of Social Justice
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: A Christian Vision of Social Justice

From Mark 12, Jesus answers a question: 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Some people must widen their concept ...
by david johnson
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Napoleon Isn’t a Hero to Celebrate
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Napoleon Isn’t a Hero to Celebrate

I doubt Bonaparte will become a victim of cancel culture, but nothing wrong with hearing all sides. What the French do is on them. Leave Lafayette alone.
by david johnson
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine is dead at 77 — having passed away in Calif. on March 9
Replies: 41
Views: 1577

Re: Levine is dead at 77 — having passed away in Calif. on March 9

I've always had some Levine recordings around. I saw him/CSO at Ravinia performing Mahler 1 and Schubert 9. A sad situation :(
by david johnson
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I had my Pfizer Shot #1 today!
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: I had my Pfizer Shot #1 today!

I have had both shots of Moderna. My arm was a little sore after the first, and again after the second with the addition of a day and half of being tired. I slept a lot. I have had a friend and a family member perish for Covid 19. I urge everyone to get the vaccine. Around my home it's Moderna. A fe...
by david johnson
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Snapshot of the American South Today
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: A Snapshot of the American South Today

Yes, the recently retired ethno-musicology professor at the University of Michigan and I have been friends for many years, beginning as trumpet section mates in college. I do not really consider race as a friendship litmus test. I also have a Korean friend. Those two stand out, but I do not see the ...
by david johnson
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Snapshot of the American South Today
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: A Snapshot of the American South Today

Thanks, guys, for painting me (a southerner) in all of the tender, glorious colors dipped from a palette of venom. Needless to say, I disagree with most of the mess presented in this thread about this being a 'snapshot' of the South. It may be Franklin County, I do not know, but not the South.
by david johnson
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our boards could use more interaction!
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Our boards could use more interaction!

Chuckle, you guys need to move over to be with me so we can truthfully sing -
"Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am
Stuck in the middle with you"
by david johnson
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ernest Ansermet
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Ernest Ansermet

Thanks, guys. I do not have the boxes, but I have items from them. maestrob, I live in Arkansas.
by david johnson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Very Enjoyable Recording
Replies: 1
Views: 237

A Very Enjoyable Recording

Sony: Bernstein century series/Modern Masters - Lopatnikoff/Concertino for Orchestra, Dallapiccola/Tartiniana for Violin and Orchestra, Shapero/Symphony for Classical Orchestra - all with the Columbia SO/Bernstein
by david johnson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ernest Ansermet
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Ernest Ansermet

As a 9th grader I purchased the Ansermet/OSR mono recording of Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre on London records from the local small town record store. It was great fun listen. I soon developed onto a young fan of: Ansermet, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and London records. The Ansermet-led recordi...
by david johnson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our boards could use more interaction!
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Our boards could use more interaction!

I agree, Lance. We often look more like a political forum that usually tilts leftward.
by david johnson
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Idaho Protestors Hold "Burn the Masks" Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Idaho Protestors Hold "Burn the Masks" Rally

There will be a day for the burning, but such is not here yet!
by david johnson
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And to Think That I Saw It on Dr. Seuss Street
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: And to Think That I Saw It on Dr. Seuss Street

Will the same people cancel Wagner because of his anti-Semitism? How long has it been since the 'Honorable 5th column' illustration has been common viewing?
by david johnson
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thoughts on Cuomo's 3/3/22 talk today
Replies: 21
Views: 817

Re: Thoughts on Cuomo's 3/3/22 talk today

If he did what is said, let the offended women slap him in public a broadcast. Then have the NY voters give him the axe for the nursing home/covid mess.
by david johnson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?

I eagerly await the release of the masterful recordings of great piano works this author has done himself. :lol:
by david johnson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rush Limbaugh Dead from Lung Cancer at 70
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Rush Limbaugh Dead from Lung Cancer at 70

I recall his television show that came on late-night. He would wear colorful ties called 'power ties', and you could purchase them.
by david johnson
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR January new cd picks
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: WQXR January new cd picks

The Hans Rott interests me.
by david johnson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Onward Christian soldiers
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Onward Christian soldiers

I am not a 'Trump supporter', but I do not know if I feel the items you require or not. One thing I do know is that I am not contemptible. Neither are the people I know who voted for him. Good on you, David, for standing up for yourself against some heavy general attacks. Do you think Trump should ...
by david johnson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Valentine's Day CMGers!
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Happy Valentine's Day CMGers!

:D Cupid's arrow pierced me several years ago, and is still in place!
by david johnson
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Onward Christian soldiers
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Onward Christian soldiers

I am not a 'Trump supporter', but I do not know if I feel the items you require or not. One thing I do know is that I am not contemptible. Neither are the people I know who voted for him.
by david johnson
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time for some light relief: wokeworld
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Time for some light relief: wokeworld

Thank you for those 'woke-ism' ravings. :lol:
by david johnson
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "It's the economy,stupid"
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: "It's the economy,stupid"

H. Ross Perot is the first man I remember saying, "It's the economy, stupid."
by david johnson
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Illiberal Left Threatens all our Freedoms
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: The Illiberal Left Threatens all our Freedoms

"'buyer remorse" - I like that one. So do I. For instance, buyers’ remorse permits a girl to divorce a guy who majorly screws up: Hoover, Nixon, Bush, Trump being not just one but four gents in question. But, tell me, why were three of these failed Presidencies located on the Right of the political...
by david johnson
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Illiberal Left Threatens all our Freedoms
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: The Illiberal Left Threatens all our Freedoms

Belle, "'buyer remorse" - I like that one. Anyone who votes often gets to enjoy the remorse. It can be an equal blessing for all :)
by david johnson
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Next Trump
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: The Next Trump

"Most Americans want Donald Trump out of sight and out of mind after he leaves office on Wednesday. Most Americans except Republicans, that is." I don't believe the 74M who voted in his direction really feel that way. Maybe they do.
by david johnson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Geminiani
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Geminiani

That is exactly what I've being listening to. Great music!
by david johnson
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Geminiani
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Geminiani

Do y'all listen to Geminiani's music? I think today I heard my first of his work. Very enjoyable :)
by david johnson
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas

barney and jserraglio, I am glad you are being sarcastic, but it doesn't sound that way to me. Where do you get that I do not mind the 'secessionists', js? Nothing distorted in my statement. They are of the same cloth as the many pop figures who claimed they would leave the USA if Trump won. Hot air.