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by david johnson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Outrage, confusion and expulsion: is this opera’s Me Too moment?
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Outrage, confusion and expulsion: is this opera’s Me Too moment?

Grigolo: “I’ll meet you outside.” - confrontationally. He had best be careful with that. Someone mad enough will take him up on it and leave the guy stretched out in the alley.
by david johnson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klemperer recordings
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Klemperer recordings

That was very enjoyable. Thank you.
by david johnson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: House GOP tells nation, 'Up yours'!
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: House GOP tells nation, 'Up yours'!

The hearings smelled more of politics than of true concern. The Dems shot their own foot when they ran Hil and she lost. They can't see how to fix that mess. They will flounder around some more, I fear.
by david johnson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does anyone know how to pronounce ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: Does anyone know how to pronounce ...

Your answers are correct. There are a couple of families in my home area who have a variant spelling but pronounce it the same.
by david johnson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A radio tribute to James Levine?
Replies: 21
Views: 3510

Re: A radio tribute to James Levine?

Go ahead and do it. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
by david johnson
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Händel "The Messiah"
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: Händel "The Messiah"

The Goossens/Beecham Messiah is great fun!!!
by david johnson
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Debunking Domingo
Replies: 16
Views: 2852

Re: Debunking Domingo

Well...someone has finally spoken truth!
by david johnson
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 9300

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

The dems will lose again.
by david johnson
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Woody Allen on "Candid Camera"
Replies: 3
Views: 2853

Re: Woody Allen on "Candid Camera"

Ha! I just happened to have watched that yesterday.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Please welcome Philip M to CMG!
Replies: 17
Views: 6987

Re: Please welcome Philip M to CMG!

Welcome among us, Philip M. I will gladly receive your $1,000,000.00 participation fee on your behalf. :lol:
by david johnson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued

It won't hurt Germany to start an equal program for the girls. Of course, a boy will sue to join it ;)
by david johnson
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bayreuth festival in Bavaria Controversy
Replies: 9
Views: 5560

Re: Bayreuth festival in Bavaria Controversy

Perhaps a rainbow flag should be saved for the Rainbow Bridge in Das Rheingold.
by david johnson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump is on track to win re-election even while losing the national vote by as much as 5 percentage points
Replies: 37
Views: 10916

Re: Trump is on track to win re-election even while losing the national vote by as much as 5 percentage points

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:50 am
david johnson wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 am


Jserraglio, I offered no objection to your use of the term. I have, however, learned that not everyone who uses it knows of what the speak. I just wanted to know what you meant.
Leave the monuments alone :)
by david johnson
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump is on track to win re-election even while losing the national vote by as much as 5 percentage points
Replies: 37
Views: 10916

Re: Trump is on track to win re-election even while losing the national vote by as much as 5 percentage points

The Democrats will self-destruct as they did in the previous election. As a matter of fact, the Dems gained a slew of Congressional seats and control of the House in the previous election. And the election before that, the Dems won by 2.1 percentage points in the the national vote count but lost in...
by david johnson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump is on track to win re-election even while losing the national vote by as much as 5 percentage points
Replies: 37
Views: 10916

Re: Trump is on track to win re-election even while losing the national vote by as much as 5 percentage points

I believe the electoral college is the best way to go. The Democrats will self-destruct as they did in the previous election. I am not particularly a Trump supporter, but the 'progressive' gang is even more untrustworthy.
by david johnson
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: transphobia: you swine, all of you
Replies: 23
Views: 6297

Re: transphobia: you swine, all of you

Many of today's claimed "phobias" are not such.
by david johnson
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I am sick of TV advertising!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

Re: I am sick of TV advertising!!!

I mostly just mute the ads. I will watch the ones I find amusing. The 'Mayhem' guy can be funny. I chuckled all the way through the "Doomed" commercial several years ago.
by david johnson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 11
Views: 5745

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Happiest of birthdays to you :D
by david johnson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 8217

Re: 2020 election food for thought

As long as we do not elect hard-left/hard-right we will be on the best path. I support the electoral college.
by david johnson
Sat May 25, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another set of Beethoven's 32. Yeah, it interested me!
Replies: 2
Views: 4293

Re: Another set of Beethoven's 32. Yeah, it interested me!

I am listening to his "Waldstein" on You Tube right now. :)
by david johnson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat
Replies: 7
Views: 5259

Re: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat

Neither the NYP nor the Congresswoman have much to offer. A side note, there is a difference in a 'black muslim' and a muslim who is black.
by david johnson
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: leggings : the American woman's derrière :: l'affaire du voile : le visage de la femme française
Replies: 1
Views: 1958

Re: leggings : the American woman's derrière :: l'affaire du voile : le visage de la femme française

let the girls wear what they wish, but do not chastise what the guys think about when the clearly shapely rear end shows up!
by david johnson
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Would a 2020 unity ticket consolidate moderates against MagaMan?
Replies: 4
Views: 2403

Re: Would a 2020 unity ticket consolidate moderates against MagaMan?

Depending on who was on the ticket, I could go for that. I am a moderate, and will never support a hardright nor a progressive candidate.
by david johnson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corruption in the Vatican beyond belief!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: Corruption in the Vatican beyond belief!!!

Belle, in the type church I attend, the following is the typical response to those caught in such behaviors: he is fired and 'blackballed', the wife usually leaves him, law enforcement does their thing when needed, help is offered where needed. If guilt is established, he is to confess publicly and ...
by david johnson
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corruption in the Vatican beyond belief!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: Corruption in the Vatican beyond belief!!!

Speaking as a non-Catholic, the news I see reports the current Pope as working to solve some of this. I think he should do so. Officials 'on the payroll' who betray their charge to uphold the moral principles of their position are best removed.
by david johnson
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Barenboim Seemed Untouchable. Now He’s Accused of Bullying
Replies: 7
Views: 4900

Re: Daniel Barenboim Seemed Untouchable. Now He’s Accused of Bullying

If a conductor is determined to run you off/keep you humiliated, you may as well bust him in the chops and be done with it :wink:
by david johnson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Finishing the Unfinished Symphony - again
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Re: Finishing the Unfinished Symphony - again

I recall an lp which had the 3rd mvt section. Seems like it was on the Odyssey (Columbia product) label.
by david johnson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's programs: January thru March 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 8937

Re: Lance's programs: January thru March 2019

Thank you for the link. I have saved it and will use it to give a listen :)
by david johnson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lyndon Larouche is dead
Replies: 10
Views: 5555

Re: Lyndon Larouche is dead

John, the nonsense would be Hil and self-styled progressives. The loonies all live at the polar extremes of politics, left or right.
by david johnson
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lyndon Larouche is dead
Replies: 10
Views: 5555

Re: Lyndon Larouche is dead

John, the other half voted for Hil. She's as bad as Trump is said to be. Neither of them are a Jim Jones/Larouche.
by david johnson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lyndon Larouche is dead
Replies: 10
Views: 5555

Re: Lyndon Larouche is dead

I definitely remember him. I never knew he wanted to lower to A=432.
by david johnson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 851
Views: 608063

Re: What I listened to today

Today I am finishing the HvK/Philharmonia Beethoven symphony cycle. It arrived a few days ago for $6 and change from ArkivMusic. I have enjoyed it. To me it sounds much lighter than the BPO recordings with the same conductor.
by david johnson
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: (Gimme Some of that) Ol Atonal Music
Replies: 7
Views: 4580

Re: (Gimme Some of that) Ol Atonal Music

saw that last week. super fun. I laughed aloud at the John Cage section.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Music" Festivals
Replies: 2
Views: 2673

Re: "Music" Festivals

The quote in bold type seems to talk about concerts, rather than festivals. Of course there would be concerts at festivals, nut the atmospheres are not the same, as far as I can tell.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Looking back to your 2018 CD purchases
Replies: 7
Views: 5139

Re: Looking back to your 2018 CD purchases

Lance, how did that Stokowski Phase 4 product turn out? I only bought a few digital music items this year - voxmegabox Renaissance Choral Music, Handel oratorios, and complete Haydn String Quartets.
by david johnson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 98
Views: 34134

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Surely, Gillette will soon air the toxic femininity ads.
by david johnson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Memo to the New York Philharmonic: Louder Isn’t Better
Replies: 27
Views: 14515

Re: Memo to the New York Philharmonic: Louder Isn’t Better

I tend to doubt the op review as being 100% accurate. It sounds more like a mix of acoustics and pre-conceived notions. Depending on equipment/performer, a piston trumpet can sound even more mellow than a rotary trumpet. I mostly go piston, but have heard some fine rotary action, for sure.
by david johnson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Welcome to Musicwaiter, new to CMG!
Replies: 3
Views: 2742

Re: Welcome to Musicwaiter, new to CMG!

Welcome among us, Musicwaiter.
by david johnson
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Teachers are quitting at a record pace
Replies: 2
Views: 3055

Re: Teachers are quitting at a record pace

I taught in public education for forty years. It was mostly good, with a few nuts in admin and counselling. The most aggravating thing was the continual drivel coming down from state education departments. a 'new method/procedure' is always presented as 'the way it will be from now on', then it is r...
by david johnson
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 23
Views: 12857

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

Allegations are not proof, but it should not hurt to investigate them. Not long ago, some of the allegations against a Supreme Court nominee were withdrawn, and at least one accuser admitted she lied.
by david johnson
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Checking NEW subscribers to CMG
Replies: 5
Views: 4244

Re: Checking NEW subscribers to CMG

WOW! Thanks for your hard work.
by david johnson
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!
Replies: 8
Views: 4910

Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

Thank you, Lance. May a blessed and peaceful holiday show up in all our stockings.
by david johnson
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 20769

Re: Speculations

Neat discussion.
by david johnson
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky Gotta Admit
Replies: 9
Views: 5311

Re: Tchaikovsky Gotta Admit

I have two recordings of the Tchaikovsky/Bogatyryev. I prefer the Ormandy and have had the lp since it came out decades ago.
by david johnson
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1111008

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Hey, Wallingford, I STILL have a few of these lps :) Two weeks ago, I picked up a load of about twenty vinyl albums at a sale taking place at my alma mater. Among them were: A Chabrier Concert ……Dervaux, Orch. Colonne (Seraphim S-60108) Dvorak Slavonic Dances (complete)…..Dorati, Bamberg Sym. (Turna...