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by diegobueno
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings

If a religious group feels so strongly about the need to congregate in large numbers, so much so that meeting virtually by way of Zoom or other software is not acceptable (which is how most churches are handling the pandemic), then they ought to be willing to take the responsibility to quarantine th...
by diegobueno
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump atty. Sidney Powell: the President was the hapless victim of a leftist algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Trump atty. Sidney Powell: the President was the hapless victim of a leftist algorithm

Leftist algorithm = more people voted for Biden, many more.

They lost. Their Erlöser is now just a LOSER. They need to get over it.
by diegobueno
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: "Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!

Welcome back, piano man! And stick around for your centennial!
by diegobueno
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 Shows Why the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: 2020 Shows Why the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral

I get the large state vs. small state aspect of the electoral college. But the fact that state politicians can even contemplate setting aside the votes of their state in favor of their partisan choice I find flawed and unacceptable. The process for tabulating electors on election day already provide...
by diegobueno
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pentagon pays a price for not requisitioning tanks and jets for Doughboy‘s holiday parades
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Pentagon pays a price for not requisitioning tanks and jets for Doughboy‘s holiday parades

I suppose the most charitable interpretation of these actions is that Trump wants to create more problems for Biden to solve once in office, but it sure looks like the actions of a president who wants to use the military to keep himself in office.

I tawt I taw a coup d'etat.
by diegobueno
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If Kamala Harris becomes vice president, what happens to her Senate seat?
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: If Kamala Harris becomes vice president, what happens to her Senate seat?

First of all Joe Biden is not going to die within the next four years. He's fit as a fiddle and mentally sharp (in spite of all the lies you may have heard from the residents of Trumpistan). He may want to decline to run for a second term, though. Kamala Harris will be an excellent president in any ...
by diegobueno
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears

I heard his Ayre performed a couple years ago, and enjoyed it. It held my interest for its 40 minute duration. It effectively blends Spanish and Jewish folk materials. You can hear some effective klezmer-style clarinet playing pretty close to the beginning in this performance.

by diegobueno
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears

I was wondering what had become of him.
by diegobueno
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is the US really a democracy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1005

Re: Is the US really a democracy?

When I saw this thread I was wondering how long it would be before someone would come along with the “America is not a democracy, it’s a constitutional republic” argument. And sure enough, they have. It strikes me as odd that for most of my 66 years the words “democracy” and “republic” were used pre...
by diegobueno
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax

Nevertheless, it's all true.
by diegobueno
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Far Might Trump Go?
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: How Far Might Trump Go?

The Trump administration has made it clear that this is exactly the strategy they are going to use. Judge Kavanaugh's statement that "to avoid the chaos and suspicions of impropriety that can ensue if thousands of absentee ballots flow in after Election Day and potentially flip the results of an ele...
by diegobueno
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samsung Commercial Music???
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Samsung Commercial Music???

Lance -- You might find your answer here:

(and then again, you might not)

https://www.tvadvertmusic.com/tag/samsung/
by diegobueno
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why did Balakirev go out of fashion?
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Why did Balakirev go out of fashion?

maestrob wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:55 am
So sad about Balakirev's mental troubles. I imagine we could have had many more musical treasures from him if he had been more stable. Genius always seems to have a price, doesn't it?
I, for one, have had quite enough of stable geniuses.
by diegobueno
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Purchasing CD's - Confusion?
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: Purchasing CD's - Confusion?

Are the Brilliant Classics sets of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach etc. worth obtaining? I have the Brilliant Classics boxes for Mozart and Haydn, and enjoy them very much. For your favorite pieces you may want to buy other performances in addition, but for a modest outlay of cash you've got everything tha...
by diegobueno
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's war on women
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Trump's war on women

Just for the record, it's not his Department of Justice. It's not his Federal Law Enforcement. Those agencies serve the American people, not the president of the United States. Trump now has an attorney general who's willing to use the DOJ to serve his personal interestts. But the FBI arrested those...
by diegobueno
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By

I think Biden showed admirable restraint in merely telling Trump to shut up and calling him a clown. Trump was deliberately trying to make Biden blow up and have a melt-down. It didn't work. Likewise I think Nancy Pelosi showed remarkable restraint in merely ripping up Trump's laughable excuse for a...
by diegobueno
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A 639-year-long piece by John Cage
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: A 639-year-long piece by John Cage

It's certainly an expression of optimism to undertake a project like that: optimism that the building and the organ will continue to exist, that it will remain in the hands of the people overseeing the project, that there will continue to be people overseeing the project, or that there will continue...
by diegobueno
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1023

Re: The collapse of democracy?

If you say 7%, let's agree on that - but the Dems should not defend that 7% or they are playing into Trump's hands...... Do you not share my sense that BLM began with massive American and international sympathy and support, and could have been a catalyst for real change (and may yet still be), but ...
by diegobueno
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1023

Re: The collapse of democracy?

...if the Democrats deny that looting is a problem, or even happening, and Trump is able to turn this into a law and order election, that will be calamitous. That is Sullivan's point, and I agree. You're suggesting a defensive strategy, particularly one that assumes the Republican framing of the Bl...
by diegobueno
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1023

Re: The collapse of democracy?

So much BS, so little time. ...Kamala Harris say, as she did yesterday: “The reality is that the life of a black person in America has never been treated as fully human.” This is what Trump has long defended as “truthful hyperbole” — which is a euphemism for a lie. If what she said is a lie, police ...
by diegobueno
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1131
Views: 892028

Re: What I listened to today

nK3q01mta2o Since getting the CD, I've been listening to Being by Michael Torke pretty much non-stop*. Being (2019) is a 42 minute opus for a 25-member chamber orchestra. It is in 9 movements, all of which move at the tempo of quarter = 126. If you are familiar with Torke's style, this is a prime e...
by diegobueno
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

I would also like to see an end to white on white violence, but at least I know that no one will use that as a reason to dismiss my complaints should I or my family be brutalized by the police. I'm sorry to hear you fear being brutalized. But there are more ways than just physical violence which qu...
by diegobueno
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 57
Views: 12242

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Her 8th uses the 1887 original version.
This is the one with the loud ending for the first movement and a totally different trio in the scherzo?
by diegobueno
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Spectator on Don Carlo
Replies: 20
Views: 1246

Re: Spectator on Don Carlo

Don Carlo has always been my favorite Verdi opera, fascinating as well as frustrating for its convoluted plot and multiple versions. As an undergrad I got to know it through the recording with Placido Domingo and Sherill Milnes and Shirley Verett and Gilulini conducting. In those days I made it a ha...
by diegobueno
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love 21st-Century Composers
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love 21st-Century Composers

They mention Michel van der Aa, who I know is one of some guy's favorite composers, so that means I'm probably not supposed to like him. But I'm finding this piece quite listenable.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3x7xQwgBdg
by diegobueno
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

I would also like to see an end to white on white violence, but at least I know that no one will use that as a reason to dismiss my complaints should I or my family be brutalized by the police.
by diegobueno
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

Events like this, and they happen quite regularly in the US, are what drive the protests. This has been going on for years and years. But now, because people can document this behavior by taking videos on their cell phones, people can see first hand what's going on and it's no longer just One person...
by diegobueno
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Foundation Removes Trustee for Racially Charged Comments
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: Opera Foundation Removes Trustee for Racially Charged Comments

You have freedom of speech, but not freedom from the consequences of your speech. Ask the Dixie Chicks (now the Chicks). Anyone with a high public profile, or representative of an organization with a high public profile has the added burden of needing to moderate their speech, since anything they sa...
by diegobueno
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal agents
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal agents

The Guardian, July 31, 2020: The withdrawal of federal agents from frontline policing of demonstrations in downtown Portland significantly reduced tensions in the city overnight. Protesters in support of Black Lives Matter once again rallied near the federal courthouse that became a flashpoint, and ...
by diegobueno
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2522

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:36 am
I watched the video the day it was posted and found it informative but had nothing really to say about it since it was tangential to the announced topic of this thread.
You were wise.
by diegobueno
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2522

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

You want it all to burn, sir, presumably because it hasn't served you personally very well. I'm so glad you know exactly what I think and what I want. I should just leave a blank post and let you fill it in. But you see, I came to this thread out of sense of fairness, because others weren't willing...
by diegobueno
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2522

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

Belle, there's nothing to argue against. Your depiction of "The Left" is a fiction invented in your own mind (and most likely in the pages of.whatever far far right publications you prefer to fill your head with).

I gather that in your mind ad hominems are OK if you say them but no one else.
by diegobueno
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2522

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

Belle, your ranting is so unmoored from reality it's impossible to respond to. You may need to up your meds.
by diegobueno
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2522

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

Of course we wouldn't want the victim narrative to be taken away. God forbid!! No. The Trump administration would have nothing to do if it weren't for their own sense of victimhood. Everybody loves Dr. Fauci, nobody likes Trump. Liberals invented the coronavirus in order to make him look bad. Here ...
by diegobueno
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2522

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

I skimmed through it. It was a discussion with Bret Weinstein and some black intellectuals about larger issues of race in American society. I listened to an extended segment somewhere in the middle. There was a lot of talk about the need for opportunities in education (can't argue with that) the nee...
by diegobueno
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Wall of Vets Joins the Frontlines of Portland Protests
Replies: 1
Views: 366

A Wall of Vets Joins the Frontlines of Portland Protests

PORTLAND, Ore. — A week after federal officers in Portland, Ore., brutally struck a Navy veteran who said he had approached them simply to ask a question, a group of military veterans on Friday joined the front lines of the city’s growing protests. Duston Obermeyer, a Marine Corps veteran, said he a...
by diegobueno
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AOC (D-NY) calls out Ted Yoho (R-Fla) for vulgar insult on the Capitol steps.
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: AOC (D-NY) calls out Ted Yoho (R-Fla) for vulgar insult on the Capitol steps.

It was a great speech. If I were in her shoes I don't think I could have made my response nearly as classy. AOC has a great mind, and a strong spirit. She has a great future and will be around for a long time.
by diegobueno
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: As statues of Founding Fathers topple, debate rages over where protesters should draw the line
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: As statues of Founding Fathers topple, debate rages over where protesters should draw the line

Young people today are extremely righteous and demand absolute purity (kind of like my generation in the 60s, except they're not stoned and so therefore have more focus), and they're out to end racism and will not tolerate any veneration of slavery. Yes, they do go too far. I say by all means we sho...
by diegobueno
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter

It seems curious to me that advocating for fair treatment from law enforcement makes one part of an "extreme left". How far right must a person be to see justice, which should be at the center of what the U.S. is about, as something "extreme left"? Speaking of muzzling speech, George Floyd, Breonna ...
by diegobueno
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter

I recognise all those things, and I want black lives to matter as much as white. And I want white to matter as much as black. And Aborigines, Japanese, Chinese as much as any. The original point was, is the criticism of Black Lives Matter as a cover for a wider agenda accurate in any way. Possibly ...
by diegobueno
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter

The thing I find the most appalling about the "All lives matter" response is the level of studious and deliberate miscomprehension of the point being made. It should be as clear as day that in a society where black people are time and time again shot by policemen in situations where a white offender...
by diegobueno
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nikolai Kapustin 1937-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Nikolai Kapustin 1937-2020

This is great stuff. He should have been far more widely known during his lifetime. I've been looking up samples of his work online this morning, and I'm impressed with the ease with which he folds jazz into the Chopin/Scriabin virtuoso pianist/composer thing. It's too bad he didn't write more for o...
by diegobueno
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert Octet in F, D803
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Schubert Octet in F, D803

The prominence of the clarinet in Schubert's Octet (as well as the Beethoven Septet which served as its model) is because it is the highest of the three wind instruments in the ensemble. It is the wind counterpart to the first violin, and a lot of the time the composer is passing the melody between ...
by diegobueno
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Put on your Jamis
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Put on your Jamis

Speaking of Sorabji, if you've got a couple hours to spare, here's a computer-generated performance of the third movement of Sorabji's Symphony no. 2, Jami . I assume the title refers to the suggested attire for listening to the whole 2-hour stretch. Actually, that's not right. This is just the thir...
by diegobueno
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sorabji Etudes redux
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: Sorabji Etudes redux

Maybe the first 78 variations are easier? :D
by diegobueno
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1131
Views: 892028

Re: What I listened to today

Today I enjoyed Michael Daugherty's Trail of Tears Concerto for flute and orchestra (2010), and found it a very well-written and substantial composition. Daugherty's early compositions mined pop culture associations ( Dead Elvis ), and struck me as superficial, but maturity has been kind to him. He ...
by diegobueno
Sat May 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump demands governors allow churches to open
Replies: 8
Views: 2466

Re: Trump demands governors allow churches to open

Most of the churches I know of have online services conducted on social media. One church I know of has a regular service in the church with a skeleton crew (pastor, organist, choir of four). My regular church uses Zoom to get everyone involved, as does a discussion group called the "Jesus seminar" ...
by diegobueno
Sat May 23, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Philip Glass Score Was Lost. 50 Years Later, Here It Is
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: A Philip Glass Score Was Lost. 50 Years Later, Here It Is

At least they don't have to speculate about "what would the composer have done with this?" They don't have to bring in a Deryk Cooke, for instance, to flesh it out.
by diegobueno
Tue May 19, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing
Replies: 36
Views: 9367

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

I am staying at home most of the time, and that's fine because I like my house and my wife is good company. I'm working from home too, since everything I do at the Library of Congress can be done via telework. My musical activities, unfortunately, have been put on hold. The two community orchestras ...
by diegobueno
Mon May 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Louise Farrenc, French composer/pianist
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

Re: Louise Farrenc, French composer/pianist

maestrob wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Interesting piece, Mark, thank you. I do wish your violinist had a sweeter tone, however. 😉
Well, as they say, you fight with the army you've got. Thanks for listening.