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by david johnson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robo calls on longline commencing again! (Ugh)
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Robo calls on longline commencing again! (Ugh)

I always get a few - they used to be car warranty expiration, now they must be body part expiration (calls from odd sounding med groups). I get some that don't leave a message.
by david johnson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TV ads (again) way too much!
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: TV ads (again) way too much!

I most always mute the ads, but will watch ones I find amusing.
by david johnson
Sun May 24, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump demands governors allow churches to open
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: Trump demands governors allow churches to open

Go to w-mart, go to the bars, go to Kroger, go to the beach...but don't you dare go to worship services. Makes no sense! My community is steaming church services. Also, my home church is open for Sunday AM with pews roped off, face masks, hand sanitizer, individual communion service, etc.
by david johnson
Mon May 18, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Must Go
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Trump Must Go

I say Trump must stay … if the only alternative is a contemporary 'progressive'.
by david johnson
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing
Replies: 36
Views: 7304

Re: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing

Things are fine w/me. Musically, I am retraining my trumpet chops. I had to lay off playing while recovering from a bypass, and then I developed a tooth infection, which is bad for 'bypassers'. A tooth extraction put more delay in practice time. Yesterday I had a great day running through fundamenta...
by david johnson
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rice: Don't Let the Chinese Set the Narrative
Replies: 11
Views: 2973

Re: Rice: Don't Let the Chinese Set the Narrative

Do not trust the Communist Chinese Govt. in this.
by david johnson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: PM notice
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: PM notice

I understand. Thank you, Lance.
by david johnson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: F. W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: F. W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)

I haven't seen that Joan of Arc.
by david johnson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: F. W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: F. W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)

I've seen that. Ever try "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"?
by david johnson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: PM notice
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

PM notice

I got a private message notice here. When I checked, nothing was there. First time it has happened to me. Do any of you get there, too?
by david johnson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!

Lance has given words of wisdom :) While staying home, I have listened to several recordings of Ormandy/Philly from the 1950s. Very enjoyable playing.
by david johnson
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edward H. Tarr has passed on
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Edward H. Tarr has passed on

I still have some of those Nonesuch LPs. Nothing wrong with Ghitalla :)
by david johnson
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edward H. Tarr has passed on
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Edward H. Tarr has passed on

Musicologist, author, and trumpeter Ed Tarr has died. He was from the USA, but lived in Switzerland. He recorded many Renaissance and Baroque natural trumpet pieces. His Hummel recording is the one I have always prefered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIHXmF1Yyws&list=PLjQsyGmPDmPPhoHJJ2J803QTUUmA...
by david johnson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 14513

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Taking it easy here in AR. Listening to a lot of Ormandy, practicing trumpet. Eager for my first novel to be published - supposed to be soon. God bless all :)
by david johnson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 6443

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Taking it easy here in AR. Listening to a lot of Ormandy, practicing trumpet. Eager for my first novel to be published - supposed to be soon. God bless all :)
by david johnson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 8283

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

One of my sons has been a paramedic for years and teaches EMS at an area university. He says the covid19 fatality rate is 3%.
by david johnson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Enescu
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

Re: George Enescu

I have always enjoyed the music of Enescu. Lots of samples on youtube will help you out with fun listening.
by david johnson
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 27
Views: 8217

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

Better? No. I do listen to it much more than #8.
by david johnson
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 27
Views: 8217

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

I have never had a problem enjoying Bruckner's music :) But doesn't it give you the feeling that you'd rather be listening to something else? It's like Beethoven symphony number 1, which our local symphony performed last time out. Why? When we have 2 through 9. No, and I enjoy Beethoven's 1st quite...
by david johnson
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 27
Views: 8217

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

I have never had a problem enjoying Bruckner's music :)
by david johnson
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Phiharmonia's new conductor live
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

Re: Phiharmonia's new conductor live

Thanks for that info.
by david johnson
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Phiharmonia's new conductor live
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

Re: Phiharmonia's new conductor live

I have it on LP. I have not run into it otherwise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kknydVp_yoM
by david johnson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Phiharmonia's new conductor live
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

Re: Phiharmonia's new conductor live

I always enjoy the Kletzki/Philharmonia Prok 5. It's the only Prokofiev I've ever heard them do.
by david johnson
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang detained and interrogated
Replies: 7
Views: 3798

Re: Yuja Wang detained and interrogated

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:02 am
Was this related to coronavirus , if she was coming in from Asia ?
That was my first thought, but it sounded different than that. ...not that I would really know.
by david johnson
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A principal oboist from "the wrong school?" Oh my
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Re: A principal oboist from "the wrong school?" Oh my

There are plenty of Marcel Tabuteau recordings around. He was a magnificent player and also taught at Curtis Institute where he influenced many musicians. He is considered the 'founder of the American school' of oboe playing. Hear some good historical samples. https://marceltabuteau.com/recordings/o...
by david johnson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 6612

Re: Impeachment Thoughts

I believe nothing will change. Both Trump and those who are mad because Hil lost the election should be fined exorbitantly for nuisance behaviors and the $$ given to orphan's homes and vet hospitals.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philharmonia Orchestra
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Re: Philharmonia Orchestra

Brain and Alan Civil were in that horn section. Civil even guested on some Beatles records.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYTimes Editorial Endorsement
Replies: 5
Views: 3925

Re: NYTimes Editorial Endorsement

I heard of this on the news. I do not think those two can win the election. Andrew Yang is the Dem best choice for a good Prez.
by david johnson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!
Replies: 8
Views: 4071

Re: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!

I sometimes wonder what will happen, but I distrust progressives so much I can't believe them in much. I still view this as them being ticked that Trump beat Hil, not that they care a rip what he has or hasn't done.
by david johnson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: R.I.P., Barry Tuckwell .
Replies: 18
Views: 7178

Re: R.I.P., Barry Tuckwell .

:( sad news. A superb hornist.
by david johnson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?
Replies: 4
Views: 3436

Re: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?

It is a superb work. Nothing low about it, except Johnny Cash's bass voice :) I am not a great cm fan, but the further back in the genre you go the more folkish it is. I grew up around that style and understand it, therefore I find it enjoyable. The closer it gets to country-western, the less I like...
by david johnson
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our First Porgy and Bess
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: Our First Porgy and Bess

Wow, those are great paintings :)
by david johnson
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments
Replies: 9
Views: 5226

Re: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments

Biology = superstition? Odd to hear that one. We shall never agree. Merry Christmas :)
by david johnson
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments
Replies: 9
Views: 5226

Re: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments

I am not into mire playing. Vonnegut does not really express the topic well. As an American POW in WW2, a survivor of the Allied fireboming of Dresden, a trained chemist, and the author of one of the greatest imaginative works of the 20th century, Vonnegut told us via metaphor that gender may not b...
by david johnson
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments
Replies: 9
Views: 5226

Re: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments

"So say those mired in medaevalism. But, in fact, Kurt Vonnegut, trained as a scientist, is correct in this:" I am not into mire playing. Vonnegut does not really express the topic well.
by david johnson
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments
Replies: 9
Views: 5226

Re: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments

Forstater and Rowling are correct in this.
by david johnson
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: zip code
Replies: 8
Views: 4608

Re: zip code

there are four more digits to go, but the object will be delivered w/o them. you will have to look them up at the zipcode source
by david johnson
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 14521

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

Several pols of all stripe and spot need to be told "Up Yours". The further from center they go, the less trustworthy they become.
by david johnson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Work of Art
Replies: 0
Views: 1950

A Work of Art

The report of an AI project to complete LvB's symphony 10 reminds me of an interesting short story. "A Work of Art" by James Blish. Richard Strauss is 're-constituted' centuries after his demise and called upon to compose more music. The developments are interesting. Last I checked it was available ...
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: 2435

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: 3027

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: 2659

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: 5219

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: 11801

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: 5822

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: 9979

Re: Debunking Domingo

Well...someone has finally spoken truth!