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by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Devils of Loudun
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: The Devils of Loudun

Modernistfan wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:46 am
I would love to see this live (I have the recording on Philips (now out of print and unavailable on Amazon)),
And here is the Bayerische Staatsoper performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvG46adwPSo

by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Devils of Loudun
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: The Devils of Loudun

I have Devils of Loudun too, on Philips LP, and would never part with it. I had to follow the libretto closely to get involved in the drama. Here is the audio on Archive, with the full libretto as a pdf. https://archive.org/details/lp_the-devils-of-loudun_krzysztof-penderecki-orchester-der-staatso/d...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The End of Roe, the End of Trump
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: The End of Roe, the End of Trump

Liz Cheney celebrated the Dobbs decision. She also is the one person on the Jan 6 CMTE that intends to rid us of Trump once and for all. I wish her success.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything

The hearings have very gradually introduced villains, first focusing on Mr. Trump, then on legal helpers for his attempted coup, John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark. On Tuesday we met a fourth, Mr. Meadows. That is part of how the committee has been so shrewd; it has slowly expanded the cast of characte...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s White House Counsel
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s White House Counsel

“Mark, we need to do something more,” Ms. Hutchinson said she heard Mr. Cipollone tell Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, on Jan. 6 as Mr. Trump’s supporters entered the Capitol. “They’re literally calling for the vice president to be f-ing hung.” “You heard him, Pat,” she said Mr. Meado...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Liz Cheney calls Trump ‘a domestic threat that we have never faced before.’
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Re: Liz Cheney calls Trump ‘a domestic threat that we have never faced before.’

Ms. Cheney began her speech by talking about undemocratic countries around the world and nations that are adversaries of the United States, including Russia and China. From there, she talked about Mr. Trump. I have believed for 6 years that Trump was being used as a Russian asset, wittingly or unwi...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Aides Watch Testimony and Brace for Damage
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Trump Aides Watch Testimony and Brace for Damage

maestrob wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:46 am
One trusted current adviser called the testimony “a killer.”
Finally.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NATO formally invites Finland and Sweden to join the alliance.
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: NATO formally invites Finland and Sweden to join the alliance.

Every dollar we spend is cheap. It exposes Putin"s hopelessly inept military. To think that he poses anything other than a nuclear threat to NATO is a fantasy. His army is decrepit. How for instance does he now plan to defend his 830-mile border with NATO-bound Finland? Sorry Vova, you f*cked up big...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1890
Views: 1221746

Re: What I listened to today

The free Opera mobile and desktop browsers both have a built in in VPN toggle switch next to the address bar. Nothing to install. Switch it on or off at will. Instant privacy.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NATO formally invites Finland and Sweden to join the alliance.
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: NATO formally invites Finland and Sweden to join the alliance.

Yes, Putin’s main squeeze lives there, I think.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1890
Views: 1221746

Re: What I listened to today

All this from the man who doesn't use a cellphone. 😉 On Juneteenth I was the subject of a family intervention and ended up with an iPhone SE 3. Believe it or not, I taught 3 different digital graphics courses for over a decade. Only bought two computers ever — one for my wife and the other I gave a...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1890
Views: 1221746

Re: What I listened to today

Ricordanza wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:30 am
I think I'll just enjoy the music and Zino's artistry while the record is on my turntable.
If I had the LP, I'd do the same. I still prefer vinyl and have kept most of my good sounding classical stuff and all operas for their librettos. Gave away or threw away the rest.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1890
Views: 1221746

Re: What I listened to today

I have that LP, but haven't listened to it in years. Maybe I'll give it a spin in the next few days. Or you can just follow the link and stream it @190kbps. I downloaded the 24/96 flacs, downsampled them to normal 16/44 wav format and burned them to cdr. I am a Francescatti fan but didn’t have this...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Supreme Court’s Next Target Is Marriage Equality. It Won’t Be the Last.
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: The Supreme Court’s Next Target Is Marriage Equality. It Won’t Be the Last.

Your country is a laughing stock and nobody is laughing harder than the Chinese You're a laughing stock. Please do grow up soon; Russian troubles are REALLY heading your way On June 28, China was laughing at us; on the 29th, suddenly it’s Russia doing the laughing. The whole world is laughing at us...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job

Belle wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:56 pm
How about taking some interest in what's going on beyond the borders of the USA, for a change!!?? :roll:
Like it or lump it, what happens in this the most consequential nation on the planet profoundly affects the rest of the world.
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job

At this point, Ornato is denying he told Hutchinson what she said he told her, and that he , or anyone else, said her story occurred. And, of course, it appears Engle is also denying the steering wheel event happened, so then Ornato wouldn't have told Hutchinson it did happen, consistent with Ornat...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald ‘Untethered’ posed a clear and present danger not to Xi, Kim, or Volodya but to the precious White House china
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Donald ‘Untethered’ posed a clear and present danger not to Xi, Kim, or Volodya but to the precious White House china

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52132545650_33757affd8_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52181188497_0b73036af6_o.jpg WASHINGTON — He flung his lunch across the room, smashing the plate in a fit of anger as ketchup dripped down the wall. He appeared to endorse supporters who wanted to h...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job

He said, she said. Once again, the alpha male tale wags the dog. But IIRC, on Jan 6 Mike Pence refused to enter a car with one of these two bozos at the wheel (was it not Engle?) for fear that agent was in on The Donald’s plot either to remove him from the scene for permanently, or to send him off t...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Proud Boys Case Shows Tensions Between Parallel Inquiries Into Jan. 6
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Proud Boys Case Shows Tensions Between Parallel Inquiries Into Jan. 6

Ms. Hutchinson indicated yesterday that the Magaheads in the White House were aware of what the Proud Boys were up to.
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job

I watched her testimony and found her credible. Tucker Carlson found it so credible last nite that he ignored it. Yes, I do often keep a wary eye on Fox's Friar Tucker.
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NATO formally invites Finland and Sweden to join the alliance.
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: NATO formally invites Finland and Sweden to join the alliance.

Any impartial observer might have foreseen this 4 months ago. Now deal with it, Vova, little man.
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will the Jan. 6 Committee Finally Bring Down the Cult of Trump?
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Will the Jan. 6 Committee Finally Bring Down the Cult of Trump?

How many times have we been told: This is it. Trump or Trumpism is done for?

In my view, it ain't gonna happen.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tantrumy Trump threw a plate with ketchup at the WH wall, flipped the tablecloth & assaulted a SS agent, aide says
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Tantrumy Trump threw a plate with ketchup at the WH wall, flipped the tablecloth & assaulted a SS agent, aide says

Actually, below the neck that picture looks not a bit like Mr. Farrow but much more like somebody else, and, dear Belle, you know him. ScoMo, no? Yes, that’s definitely him!!! Your country is a laughing stock and nobody is laughing harder than the Chinese Of course you are aware, Belle, that only pe...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tantrumy Trump threw a plate with ketchup at the WH wall, flipped the tablecloth & assaulted a SS agent, aide says
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Tantrumy Trump threw a plate with ketchup at the WH wall, flipped the tablecloth & assaulted a SS agent, aide says

WAPO Trump physically attacked security aides who wouldn’t drive him to Capitol, Hutchinson testifies After his speech on the Ellipse, President Donald Trump was under the impression he would still be able to travel to the Capitol with his supporters. However, when he entered his presidential limo ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1890
Views: 1221746

Re: What I listened to today

https://ia804509.us.archive.org/13/items/lp_symphony-for-cello-and-orchestra-op-68-co_benjamin-britten-joseph-haydn-english-cham_0/lp_symphony-for-cello-and-orchestra-op-68-co_benjamin-britten-joseph-haydn-english-cham_0_itemimage.png https://archive.org/details/lp_symphony-for-cello-and-orchestra-...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘Abortion Is Just the Beginning’: Six Experts on the Decision Overturning Roe
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: ‘Abortion Is Just the Beginning’: Six Experts on the Decision Overturning Roe

It's not lost on me either that Roe v Wade was originally passed during the 'hippy' era of peak promiscuity when the Pill was widely available. Not only are you tone-deaf to American culture, you play fast and loose with its history. You see, here in the U.S., we say laws are passed. No legislative...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans

Why Thomas published the separate opinion that stole Alito’s thunder: 1. Ole Clarence is fit to be tied about what he regards as the MSM’s ‘high tech lynching’ of his better half, Ginni. 2. He’s been nursing his grievances at being the butt of ridicule for 30 years. Now he is ready to speak out and ...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After three decades, Thomas presses his unmute button — calls for ending contraceptives, same sex marriage, gay rights
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: After three decades, Thomas presses his unmute button — calls for ending contraceptives, same sex marriage, gay righ

maestrob wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:04 am
So does that mean that America's women have all just been varicated? :roll: :evil:
As George Wallace once proclaimed: Patriarchy now! patriarchy tomorrow! patriarchy forever! Or words to that effect.
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Supreme Court’s Next Target Is Marriage Equality. It Won’t Be the Last.
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: The Supreme Court’s Next Target Is Marriage Equality. It Won’t Be the Last.

Yes. And when Clarence finally breaks his self-imposed three decades of monastic Grand Silence and tells you what his fellows are hellbent to do, believe him, not them.
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘Abortion Is Just the Beginning’: Six Experts on the Decision Overturning Roe
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: ‘Abortion Is Just the Beginning’: Six Experts on the Decision Overturning Roe

Alito and Thomas have no excuse for their intellectual dishonesty. Each one of their leaky, wrinkly, septuagenarian butts is old enough to know better. Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Coney Barrett, though, are mere infants blinded by theocratic ambition and not nearly old enough to remember firsthand what i...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1890
Views: 1221746

Re: What I listened to today

https://ia802300.us.archive.org/13/items/lp_an-introduction-to-der-ring-des-nibelungen_richard-wagner-deryck-cooke/lp_an-introduction-to-der-ring-des-nibelungen_richard-wagner-deryck-cooke_itemimage.png https://archive.org/details/lp_an-introduction-to-der-ring-des-nibelungen_richard-wagner-deryck-...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Revisiting Floyd's Susannah Premiereopera DVD $3.49 Festival Opera 2002
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Revisiting Floyd's Susannah Premiereopera DVD $3.49 Festival Opera 2002

I saw this excellent opera live at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. And grabbed the recording on Virgin (an appropriate label for this piece) when it came out.
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘Abortion Is Just the Beginning’: Six Experts on the Decision Overturning Roe
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: ‘Abortion Is Just the Beginning’: Six Experts on the Decision Overturning Roe

. . . abortion was totally out of the question . . . as it was for 2 of my sisters who went to the altar at 18 and 19 'in the family way'. My father threw his hands up in absolute horror when the sisters said they were pregnant; I'll never forget it. A Catholic family with pregnant teenaged daughte...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CHIEF John Roberts? Not.
Replies: 0
Views: 68

CHIEF John Roberts? Not.

POLITICO The lonely chief: How John Roberts lost control of the court The chief justice had zero support for his middle of the road effort on Roe v. Wade. As the shock waves spread Friday from the Supreme Court’s momentous decision striking down Roe v. Wade, one notable casualty of the ruling becam...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After three decades, Thomas presses his unmute button — calls for ending contraceptives, same sex marriage, gay rights
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: After three decades, Thomas presses his unmute button — calls for ending contraceptives, same sex marriage, gay righ

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:57 am
Yes, Alito made up his mind first time he read Roe v.Wade, as did the other 5, and then all lied at their confirmation hearings and in Senators' offices.
Gentlemen and ladies don’t lie under oath, they prevaricate.
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1890
Views: 1221746

Re: What I listened to today

My annual hearing of Solti's Ring. Easy enough to stream all of it from LP. Two distinct LP issues to choose from. Full scans of the original LP booklets available for each one. Minimum of surface noise. Actually, I hear none most of the time. https://archive.org/details/lp_der-ring-des-nibelungen_r...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Consequences of the demise of Roe v.Wade
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Consequences of the demise of Roe v.Wade

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:55 pm
Thomas is not only a Fascist, but a lying hypocrite.
Actually his motive may be more benign. He may crave that Loving v. Virginia be overturned so that he may rid himself of the Ginni albatross.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Consequences of the demise of Roe v.Wade
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Consequences of the demise of Roe v.Wade

Apparently, there are no trans folks in Oz ? At one time, in its penal colony salad days, Oz had plenty of transported folks. Anyway, a right not in the Constitution and now under threat was protected in the one SCOTUS decision Justice Thomas neglected to enumerate — the right of a black man to mar...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Consequences of the demise of Roe v.Wade
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Consequences of the demise of Roe v.Wade

This will be a wake up call for apolitical Millennials who don’t remember the bad old days.

Church-established Ireland is now more progressive than the secular US.

Can SCOTUS be defunded? No more security fences. No beer for Justice Kavanaugh, no blue movie rentals for Justice Thomas?
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Consequences of the demise of Roe v.Wade
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Consequences of the demise of Roe v.Wade

And Thomas would not have called for repealing rights to contraception and gay marriage unless (a) he knows there is some support on the Court for the same despite Alito’s disavowal of such intent , (b) he knows he can shockingly and intentionally appeal as he has here to America’s Trumpist GOP and...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After three decades, Thomas presses his unmute button — calls for ending contraceptives, same sex marriage, gay rights
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: After three decades, Thomas presses his unmute button — calls for ending contraceptives, same sex marriage, gay righ

identarian Collectivist that you are, naturally you are opposed to assertions of personal identity. So abortive are your opinions, and so badly spelled, they will serve as featured illustrations in a New Dunciad I am in the process of compiling. Here is the epigraph: How hints, like spawn, scarce q...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After three decades, Thomas presses his unmute button — calls for ending contraceptives, same sex marriage, gay rights
Replies: 16
Views: 264

After three decades, Thomas presses his unmute button — calls for ending contraceptives, same sex marriage, gay rights

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52169994891_1fbc9de7bf_o.jpg Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday called for overturning the constitutional rights the court had affirmed for access to contraceptives and LGBTQ rights in an opinion concurring with the majority to decision to overturn R...