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by barney
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons

I remember that article well, Barney, thanks. I've heard the Grosvenor recording as well, and my first impression is that the sonata is a bit tame for my taste, although other works on that CD were truly impressive. I'd like to hear it again soon to form a final opinion, though, as I tend to find m...
by barney
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons

I wonder if he listened to Cziffra's recording. Maybe he didn't, expecting bombast a glittery showmanship. GC's recording is the polar opposite of that and he really plumbs the psychological depths of this sonata. Not sure if I know the Cziffra, but I have certainly heard it acclaimed. I have to be...
by barney
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons

I just got the brilliant new Grosvenor Liszt album. I noticed the NYT had done a fascinating article on it, filled with short comparisons between pianists at key points. Really worth listening (link at end). A Young Pianist Learns Liszt From Listening For his new album, Benjamin Grosvenor delved int...
by barney
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins

I have long been puzzled by Belle's ludicrous, even unhinged, insistence that all hate is of the left. The left, apparently, is entirely hateful, and the right entirely hate-free. This borders on insanity. It is obvious to any sane person that extremists on both sides are motivated by hate, and extr...
by barney
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins

I believe the Australian Federal Police and intelligence agencies are taking the extremist threat very seriously. I read somewhere that right wing extremists form the basis of 40% of AFP inquiries now - a huge increase, and probably bigger than Islamic extremist groups.
by barney
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Military coddles their far-right white extremists
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Military coddles their far-right white extremists

I watched that Frontline docu last nite. Compelling. It' a docco, Joe. Haven't you learned proper Strine (Australian)? There's a wonderful little book, Let's Talk Strine, which educates you into the vernacular. Eg, Emma Chisett is what people in Sydney say when they are asking "how much is it?" It ...
by barney
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right-wing Aussie PM Morrison’s approval ratings head down under over vaccination and treatment of women
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Right-wing Aussie PM Morrison’s approval ratings head down under over vaccination and treatment of women

You can be pretty sure Belle is going to disagree with this, as one of her sons is a key adviser to Morrison, but I think he has really stuffed up the vaccines. It's certainly not all his fault, but what has been contemptible is him lying about it and playing it down and dismissing it - until even h...
by barney
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lincoln Center’s Plaza Is Going Green. Really.
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Lincoln Center’s Plaza Is Going Green. Really.

Synthetic lawn? The real thing or nothing. Synthetic Beethoven on synsethiser next?
by barney
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz promotes a new G.O.P. Contract with America: sex, drugs and wild parties
Replies: 57
Views: 994

Re: Joel Greenberg, Indicted Matt Gaetz Pal, Has Been Cooperating With Prosecutors Since Last Year

We've had this discussion a few times. Sometimes I have a lot of faith in Americans, and sometimes not much. The latter state of affairs particularly applies to Republicans. If they support Trump, the Capitol-stormers and voter suppression, why would these morals-free imbeciles ditch somebody just b...
by barney
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our Letter to the White House
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Our Letter to the White House

Good luck, Brian. To be frank, I think it very unlikely either will read it - they must get thousands of letters a day. But at least you are doing something ... and you never know. I write to Australian politicians from time to time in the same hope.
by barney
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

We are going to take advice from the USA about Covid-19!!? Absolutely risible.:lol: In the first place we don't have a national epidemic of obesity which has seriously compromised the health of the population and, in the second place, see the first place!! Actually we do. Where on earth do you get ...
by barney
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

I do enjoy the rather limited Soler I know already. I've got about 20 works, I think.
by barney
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

I have not heard any of these yet , but may .You can sign up for their newsletter. https://tinyurl.com/k5ymjd59 Biweekly on Sundays—2:00 p.m. CT Cliburn Masterpiece is a series that examines the who, what, when, where, and how of the greatest piano works. Cliburn laureates and other esteemed specia...
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash

Does the Murdoch family also support the Liberal Party in Australia and the Tories inUK ? Other governments ? They certainly do. In a huge shock Murdoch's Australian papers supported Labor's Kevin Rudd in 2007, but Murdoch must have seen a big economic advantage to himself. It's wonderful how his e...
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wax replica of Trump pulled after Texas museum visitors wouldn’t stop punching him in the face
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Wax replica of Trump pulled after Texas museum visitors wouldn’t stop punching him in the face

Of course officially I could never approve of vandalism ... but ... I did enjoy this article.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 18
Views: 236

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:46 am
The thing is, How many WV Manchin place names will it take to secure that vote?
Heck, he can have the name of my street in Melbourne, if it secures his vote.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

My order has gone in to Presto, and I trust it will soon be winging its way across the globe.
Thanks Lance.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

John: Thanks for the tip, but I called my bank several days ago and they assured me that the trouble was not with them, as they have approved all transactions without a problem. I know that this is true because each transaction amount was shown quite clearly in the pending column on my online state...
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings

Thanks for these, Steve. I hope to listen to them today.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Army officer doubles down on rogue cops in Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Army officer doubles down on rogue cops in Virginia

Good luck to the army officer. Police like that should be off the force.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?

Just do it. Four more judges!
There's a couple of slogans we can run with! :D
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?

I very much hope you are right. There's a lefty website I go on where they are China apologists and propagandists to a man, not so much because they love China but because they loathe the US. they never acknowledge that it was US hegemony from 1945 that helped allow China to flourish. They gloat abo...
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Do ImportCDs have a feedback section where you can record your dissatisfaction? I imagine that people so incompetent take care not to have one.
by barney
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?

Marvellous article from Lionel Shriver in the Spectator. Really colourful and entertaining writing. In my teens, rubbishing the implacable edifice of the United States felt like kicking a tank in trainers. Richard Nixon’s ‘silent majority’ was patriotic. Railing about my country’s disgraceful histor...
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

What a character, Len. Thanks for posting.

As for go Yankees go, yes go, go, go, all the way to the Venezuelan league!
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

No, just checked and now Amazon Australia has it. Didn't when I searched a week ago. $236 Australian with free postage (that's $180 US). The 162 Euros I spent is $250. Not so thrilled now. :? Against that, at least I know it is definitely coming. I rang the shop in Brussels and they had Grumiaux box...
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Amazon US won't post to Australia, and Amazon Australia, of course, doesn't have it. Very annoying.
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Success, via the Belgian music store La Boite a Musique
132 euros plus 30 euros shipping. Very happy indeed with that price.
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

Well, we don't seem to be going so well so far. Lucky we are an island and can keep out all those pesky people who want to come and bring Covid with them.
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The little-known Senate rule that could change everything
Replies: 1
Views: 64

The little-known Senate rule that could change everything

The Little-Known Senate Rule That Could Change Everything William Rivers Pitt, Truthout PUBLISHED April 7, 2021 Wide-Ranging Support for Infrastructure Plan Suggests Biden Could Go Bigger If the reports hold true and the rug doesn’t get jerked out from under us, it appears Chuck Schumer and his slim...
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

...and possibly looking to the future...... https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/university-of-queensland-covid19-vaccine-australias-secret-weapon-against-coronavirus/news-story/3fe8643c14738704ec2eb1bc24cfe4fa Let's hope that work and human trials occur once again. I like the idea of havi...
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz promotes a new G.O.P. Contract with America: sex, drugs and wild parties
Replies: 57
Views: 994

Re: Gaetz took Bahama trip with female escorts, all paid for by a weed tycoon & donor; Gaetz Fla. crony likely to cop a

Love the Gail Collins piece, Brian. Wow - you've had some real characters in politics over theyears.
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Nope. Amazon US doesn't list it at all, Amazon UK says it has two for sale at 210 pounds, which is about $A400 and beyond what I can justify.
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

So here's an update for today. I just checked on the importcds website and discovered that they no longer carry the Grumiaux box. The item is simply no longer listed. I also found out that amazon is now offering the same item for more than $50 less, shipped from England for $160 with international ...
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 18
Views: 236

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

This guy is a cretin. How often were the Republicans reasonable and prepared to negotiate during the Obama years? Is he incapable of learning? Manchin could be single-handedly responsible for the failure of Biden's agenda, especially HR1.
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

That's not the secret to a happy marriage, Len. You admit fault immediately, whether right or wrong! :lol: If I practised that more my wife might be happier. Barney so you're not practicing what you preach then! I have a secret weapon-I'm the cook in the house and sue hates to cook! Regards, Len :l...
by barney
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

I just found the article by Googling the topic. It's a bit long, but worth the read. Brian there isn't a day that goes by when I don't use google-I've taken to bringing it to the dinner table to point out how wrong Sue can be! Regards, Len[fleeing] :lol: :lol: :lol: That's not the secret to a happy...
by barney
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John Boehner's book
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: John Boehner's book

A slim majority would like to see him as the party’s nominee again if he runs in 2024, something he has told advisers he’s serious about considering.
That might be the case in April 2021. But it's hard to run from inside jail, and that's where he will be when the campaigning gather paces in 2023.
by barney
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bumbling Boris
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Bumbling Boris

Where did you find that cartoon, Joseph? It nearly made me laugh out loud, it is so accurate. Morrison seldom answers tough questions. He is the master deflector - "oh that's just part of the Canberra bubble, I'm not going to talk about that". Re open rebellion on Government failures on the vaccines...
by barney
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 177
Views: 8027

Re: TrumpReich in action

Thatfund-raising is unbelievable. It's clearly fraud. Are there going to be repercussions, or will Trump just ride it out like everything else, backed by his cult fantasists?
by barney
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘The Most Unsafe Workplace’? Parliament, Australian Women Say
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: ‘The Most Unsafe Workplace’? Parliament, Australian Women Say

Australia is now increasingly following the USA (we have bathrooms instead of toilets and routes that rhyme with spouts)... Well, I still say goto dah toilet and Route ( Root ) 66 , jist lyke my Down-Under cussin’ cuzes. Well, as we say in Oz in approbation, " 'kin oath, mate". The abbreviation on ...
by barney
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Capitol police have the best case against Trump for the insurrection
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Capitol police have the best case against Trump for the insurrection

Yes. Annoying that the mills of justice grind so slowly, because we need some verdicts to give us closure.
by barney
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

But surely the part you bolded WAS responsible journalism, saying exactly what you think should be said?
by barney
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Billy Evans, the officer who died in the Capitol attack, was an 18-year veteran of the force.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Billy Evans, the officer who died in the Capitol attack, was an 18-year veteran of the force.

Interesting that no one (that I hve seen) is speculating on the motives of the killer - ie, is he a MAGA cultist? And I strongly approve of that reticence.
by barney
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Iestyn Davies takes a stroll through Handel’s London
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Iestyn Davies takes a stroll through Handel’s London

Yes, thanks Len, really interesting. I think 18th century London would have been hideous unless you had pots of money. Mind you, the same is true of many or most big cities today. I'd much rather live on 5th Avenue than the poorer parts of Harlem. And be able to afford to go to the Met every other n...
by barney
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Holidays to our CMGers
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Happy Holidays to our CMGers

Thank you Lance. And best wishes from me too.
by barney
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John Boehner settles old scores with Fox News
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: John Boehner settles old scores with Fox News

Right on, Brian. But a few of the chickens are now coming home to roost.
by barney
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Oh,Canada ??!!
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Oh,Canada ??!!

Link doesn't work, Steve. Can you try again?
thanks