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by Rach3
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The USA is broke
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: The USA is broke

maestrob wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:35 am
I really don't know why I bother with your trolling here, Belle, ...
Life, after all , is short.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vaccine Wars
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Vaccine Wars

I dont believe this is the first incompetent Federal judge to rule with the crazies, and Missouri is as bad as Texas and Wisconsin.From Iowa Public Radio tonight: “ A federal judge in Missouri has temporarily blocked a federal vaccine mandate for health care workers in 10 states, including Iowa. Gov...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gotta keep controlling and regulating those toxic males
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Gotta keep controlling and regulating those toxic males

Typical Right reaction to actual, but inconvenient , facts is to create “ alternate facts” a la Trump’s advisor Kelly Ann Conway.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial for sex crimes after alleged accomplices turn up either dead or beyond reach
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial for sex crimes after alleged accomplices turn up either dead or unreachable

Interesting , was reported today by NBC or MSNBC the then 17 year old with allegations against Prince Andrew will not be testifying.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 362
Views: 44955

Re: TrumpReich in action

Per the Cedar Rpaids,Iowa Gazette today , another example of how and why the Iowa GOP is one of Iowa’s top health hazards : "While some lawmakers have resisted a prohibition against using cellphones or other hand-held devices while driving on the grounds that it’s a personal freedom issue, Stephan B...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vaccine Wars
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Vaccine Wars

The criminal GOP at work.From AxiosAm today : Republican officials are using unemployment benefits to build loyalty with unvaccinated Americans and undermine President Biden's mandates. Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Tennessee have changed rules to allow benefits for workers who are fired or quit over va...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What scientists know about the new variant, B.1.1.529.
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: What scientists know about the new variant, B.1.1.529.

More proof why anti-vaxers and anti-maskers should be investigated by grand juries.
by Rach3
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Hilarious, Heartbreaking Life and Music of Malcolm Arnold
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: The Hilarious, Heartbreaking Life and Music of Malcolm Arnold

Recently did first hearings of all his symphonies on YT. Nos. 6 and 9 struck me most favorably, and I shall return to hear again those 2.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brexit redux
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Brexit redux

by Rach3
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rittenhouse case; an absolute bloody disgrace
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: The Rittenhouse case; an absolute bloody disgrace

US Congressperson Marjorie Greene has introduced a bill in the House to award Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal. She voted against doing so for the Capitol officers who defended on Jan. 6. So far it does not appear anyone in GOP leadership opposes the bill.
by Rach3
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Brahms 4th Symphony recording
Replies: 26
Views: 447

Re: New Brahms 4th Symphony recording

barney wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:24 pm
It's like that marvellous line from Yes Prime Minister, when Bernard Woolley says: "It's an irregular verb. I have an independent mind, you're an eccentric, and he's around the twist."
Another of Bernard’s great “YPM” lines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGscoaUWW2M
by Rach3
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1681
Views: 1093894

Re: What I listened to today

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:08 am
Love it. One of my favorite operas done with period instruments.


https://classicalmusicinconcert.blogspo ... agano.html

Also, direct from Radio 4:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/7b0f ... eke-wagner
by Rach3
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: America Is Being Held for Ransom. It Needs to Fight Back.
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: America Is Being Held for Ransom. It Needs to Fight Back.

From Axios tonight: Best Buy is the latest retailer — joining Kroger and others — to say "organized crime" is weighing on its bottom line, Axios' Courtenay Brown writes. Why it matters: Companies say profits took a hit for all sorts of reasons. It's not every day that theft is a scapegoat. Best Buy ...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pfizer Will Allow Its Covid Pill to Be Made and Sold Cheaply in Poor Countries
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Pfizer Will Allow Its Covid Pill to Be Made and Sold Cheaply in Poor Countries

BUT, a problem in the US alone , let alone poor countries: By Lev Facher Nov. 23, 2021, STAT News Antiviral drugs for treating Covid-19 have been hailed as a pandemic “game-changer” — a tool that could, perhaps, finally help life return to normal. But basic gaps in the U.S. health system could mean ...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pediatricians say Covid cases in children are on the rise.
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Pediatricians say Covid cases in children are on the rise.

And from the NYT Coronavirus Newsletter tonight. The anti-vax, anti-mask loonies and their GOP allies should be ashamed, but of course..... "Coronavirus cases are surging among children in the U.S. From Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, the American Academy of Pediatrics counted more than 140,000 cases among chil...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Voter fraud in Australia ?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Voter fraud in Australia ?

WAPO,11/23 I had thought the only "voter fraud" in Oz was the fact Morrison was elected in the first place ?: Australia leader pushes voter ID law, courting right-wing support before election By Michael E. Miller Today at 3:00 a.m. EST SYDNEY — Election day is easy in Australia. There’s no scramble ...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1681
Views: 1093894

Re: What I listened to today

Interesting ,rather stark, Ravel work I suspect not heard often, my first hearing I believe,From the BBC: “ Petroc Trelawny introduces music by Fauré and his students from the Paris Conservatoire, performed by members of Caerus Chamber Ensemble in the scenic setting of St. Mawes Methodist Chapel in ...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alexandre Tharaud plays Schubert on Erato
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Alexandre Tharaud plays Schubert on Erato

And that programme live: "Alexandre Tharaud live in London today.Posted for his 2 transcriptiions I’d not heard ; perhaps new to you as well. The Schubert D.899 are also wonderful, of course. From BBC : “ Today he performs two of his own transcriptions: of the Debussy Prélude, he has written, ‘It’s ...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang Plays Liszt in Carnegie Debut
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Lang Lang Plays Liszt in Carnegie Debut

Danny wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:38 pm
Rach3,

I found two reviews of that recital:


Many thanks ! I read both, and disagree with both as to the Liszt.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 362
Views: 44955

Re: TrumpReich in action

The politics of menace/NYT 11/22 For years in Congress, the unofficial rule of receiving death threats was to avoid talking about them. That seems to have changed. As the House debated last week whether to censure Paul Gosar, a far-right congressman from Arizona, for posting an altered anime video d...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rittenhouse case; an absolute bloody disgrace
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: The Rittenhouse case; an absolute bloody disgrace

NEWS ANALYSIS - NYT 11/21 To Paramilitary Groups, Rittenhouse Verdict Means Vindication His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest. By Charles Homans Nov. 21, 2021 On Friday, as Kyle Rittenhouse stood in a courtroom in Kenosha, Wis....
by Rach3
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thousands rally against coronavirus restrictions in Australia.
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Thousands rally against coronavirus restrictions in Australia.

CPAC bans Sesame Street muppets for getting vaccinated: https://news.sky.com/story/big-bird-and-sesame-street-friends-banned-from-largest-republican-conference-12472539 Since most CPAC members watch only Fox News, they probably were not aware the muppets had already decided not to attend this year a...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang Plays Liszt in Carnegie Debut
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Lang Lang Plays Liszt in Carnegie Debut

Many thanks !

I guess there can be a "definitive" performance. Holy cow .

Do you know what else was on that 2003 programme ?
by Rach3
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Young pianist Clayton Stephenson
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Young pianist Clayton Stephenson

I have not heard the young lady , yet. Have heard her now. Carissa at least equally impressive : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9yJAEZrzNk (Brahms, Op.119 complete ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0kH6egbJaE (Chopin, 3rd Ballade ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmgiJM6RdzE ( Prokofieff, 3rd So...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: America's vaccine failure ?
Replies: 158
Views: 14914

Re: America's vaccine failure ?

From AxiosAm today: The number of U.S. COVID deaths this year is now more than in 2020 — 385,457 vs. 385,343, for a total toll of 770,800, The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription). Why it matters: The figures, driven by the Delta variant and low vaccination rates in some communities, demonstra...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Young pianist Clayton Stephenson
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Young pianist Clayton Stephenson

Apparently one to watch as he is a winner of a 2022 Gilmore grant at age 22. From the Gilmore: "Pierre van der Westhuizen, Executive and Artistic Director of The Gilmore, today announced that two pianists—Janice Carissa and Clayton Stephenson—have been named recipients of the 2022 Gilmore Young Arti...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The GOP - Party of Real Men
Replies: 0
Views: 97

The GOP - Party of Real Men

From the NYT today : " How upbeat is the Republican Party about its prospects for taking control of the House and Senate next year? So upbeat that it apparently is cool with the fact that in three Senate races — Georgia, Missouri and Pennsylvania — it has leading candidates who have been accused of ...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wisconsin's berserk Right
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Wisconsin's berserk Right

No racism, nor anti-man here ( on the surface), just neo-Nazi thugs: From the NYT: Nov. 19, 2021 Republicans in Wisconsin are engaged in an all-out assault on the state’s election system, building off their attempts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential race by pressing to give themselve...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: America's vaccine failure ?
Replies: 158
Views: 14914

Re: America's vaccine failure ?

From Axios tonight: " 20 months after pandemic lockdowns first began in the U.S., the government and the public are still failing to manage COVID as the emergency it is, Axios Future author Bryan Walsh writes. "The pandemic has proved to be a nearly two-year stress test that the United States flunke...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Villa-Lobos Complete Violin Sonatas
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Villa-Lobos Complete Violin Sonatas

Thanks, listening to another set now, interesting:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiZaCXHeow8

Jenny Abel,violin,Roberto Szidon,piano,Brilliant Classics, 2018 (?)
The 3 Sonatas complete, 1912-1920.
by Rach3
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rittenhouse case; an absolute bloody disgrace
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: The Rittenhouse case; an absolute bloody disgrace

" This is just one of many items about this, but the blame goes to the Left wing media and its army of vicious, loony truncheon-wielding surrender-monkeys: this man never had a chance with regard to a fair trial and no doubt this affected the outcome. " (Belle) You do recognize Rittenhouse was found...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1681
Views: 1093894

Re: What I listened to today

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet live in London, Sept.,2021. A magical Haydn sonata, my first hearing, one of the few Haydn sonatas I’d seek out to hear again.The Clementi is quite virtuosic, again a first hearing for me , but while I usually adore Clementi sonatas, musically not this one. The Liszt I suspect i...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rules snuff out fiery finale for Wagner’s The Valkyrie at ENO
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Rules snuff out fiery finale for Wagner’s The Valkyrie at ENO

Another example of the "Cancel Culture" at work, no doubt. 8)
by Rach3
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Christmas movies for the Heartland
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Christmas movies for the Heartland

Cedar Rapids,Iowa Gazette Nov.19 : "It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but Hallmark Christmas movies are already filling our screens. As someone who lives in a household with a wife and daughters who love Christmas and Christmas movies, I’ve seen more than a few. The formulas in these films is pretty s...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 362
Views: 44955

Re: TrumpReich in action

Boycott everything Wisconsin.

In addition to vermin in the State legislature, Wisconsin's beloved Green Bay Packers have a lying, anti-vax QB.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Republicans Gain Heavy House Edge in 2022 as Gerrymandered Maps Emerge
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Republicans Gain Heavy House Edge in 2022 as Gerrymandered Maps Emerge

Vermin McCarthy announced if GOP wins House in 2022, he'll re-appoint Gosar and Greene to their committees from which they are now banished. Same day as Greene said Trump would decide who next Speaker of the House would be, and insurrectionist Mark Meadows suggested House could appoint Trump as Spea...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: House, Mostly Along Party Lines, Censures Gosar for Violent Video
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: House, Mostly Along Party Lines, Censures Gosar for Violent Video

After he was censured, Gosar later sent the video out again.
You also have to wonder about the voters who elected him.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Republicans Gain Heavy House Edge in 2022 as Gerrymandered Maps Emerge
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Republicans Gain Heavy House Edge in 2022 as Gerrymandered Maps Emerge

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:09 pm
Whoa there, pardners!
“ Start off every day right away with a smile, and get it over with.” WC Fields
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1681
Views: 1093894

Re: What I listened to today

Margaret Fingerhut’s Chandos cd of solo piano music of Ernest Bloch, rare gems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-NWLvn ... aipOXDSWpa
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1681
Views: 1093894

Re: What I listened to today

Saint-Saens Symphony # 2, Jean Martinon, ORTF National Orchestra, EMI cd, my first hearing on recommendation of a Welsh friend.Enjoyed more than the composer’s Symphony # 3 , although neither will be regular listening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mj7PyZ1hzE Discovered Debussy liked # 2 well eno...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tasmin Little Plays Alwyn Violin Sonata
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Tasmin Little Plays Alwyn Violin Sonata

The Bowen Op.112 and Alwyn Sonatina are not “Kreutzer” or Franck Sonatas, but are unpretentious absolute delights, relatively brief ( Bowen 20 mins., Alwyn 11 mins.). I may consider 320kbps mp3 downloads from Presto Classical : https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8772323--british-violin-s...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernard Haitink, Conductor Who Let Music Speak for Itself, Dies at 92
Replies: 19
Views: 1086

Re: Bernard Haitink, Conductor Who Let Music Speak for Itself, Dies at 92

You may also be interested in a great live Bruckner 7th from 2019 Lucerne Festival, Bernard Haitink and the Vienna Phil : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2833302
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Brahms 4th Symphony recording
Replies: 26
Views: 447

New Brahms 4th Symphony recording

A live Brahms 4th Symphony with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Manfred Honeck, a Reference Recordings cd released Oct. 22, 2021, much lauded for its vigor at another CM group I occasionally read.Dont know date of recording, but assume recent (?). Apparently the only one of the Brahms symphonies Honec...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tasmin Little Plays Alwyn Violin Sonata
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Tasmin Little Plays Alwyn Violin Sonata

Thanks. I'm interested in hearing the Alwyn and Bowen.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Happens When a Court Goes Rogue?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: What Happens When a Court Goes Rogue?

The 5th Circuit is now the Confederate Supreme Court. It also earlier ruled the ACA largely unconstitutional, as case now before SCOTUS.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Republicans Gain Heavy House Edge in 2022 as Gerrymandered Maps Emerge
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Republicans Gain Heavy House Edge in 2022 as Gerrymandered Maps Emerge

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:12 am
The 2022 midterm elections are over.
More evidence as Dems bail:


https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios ... are#story4
by Rach3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: G.O.P. anoints toxic males in three Senate races
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: G.O.P. anoints toxic males in three Senate races

NO surprise.All but 2 GOP House members voted not to censure the vermin Paul Gosar.