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by miranda
Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: For CMGers Who Followed My Slight Medical Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2317

Lookin' good, Ralph!
by miranda
Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Fight at school
Replies: 56
Views: 7521

My best friend works as a teacher in a charter school in Albuquerque, NM. She has to deal with fights in her classroom--among both girls and boys--nearly every single day. I don't know how she does it. And at the public elementary school that I attended in rural Maryland, there were fights at least ...
by miranda
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ice cream
Replies: 16
Views: 2536

The best ice cream I ever ate was raspberry ice cream with chocolate chunks, made from scratch with a hand cranked machine by me and my roommates. Godiva Chocolate/Peanut Butter, or Chocolate/ Macadamia Nut Brittle are also delicious. I had some locally made caramel ice cream from a small shop in Po...
by miranda
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Math test problems
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm not much good at math, but these are hilarious!
by miranda
Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: what do u guys think is the most emotionally moving piece?
Replies: 41
Views: 12142

The late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's not yet released recording of "Neruda Poems", composed by her husband, Peter Lieberson, moved me to tears when I first heard her sing it a few weeks ago on WGBH streaming radio. The recording should be available soon. Her Bach cantata recording also makes me tear u...
by miranda
Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Eyesight
Replies: 21
Views: 5849

I am very fortunate to possess 20/20 vision, which I've had ever since I was a kid. I also have excellent peripheral vision, which is something I believe I inherited from my dad. And I have pretty good night vision, thanks to years of starlit strolls through the fields of the farm where I spent much...
by miranda
Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 'Deadwood' - the tv series
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Jack--a caveat about the Wire --it's set in Baltimore, MD, and a great deal of the language used in the show is urban African-American slang. (Urbandictionary.com can be helpful in deciphering some of it--and often it's entirely possible to determine the meaning of what people are saying through ton...
by miranda
Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 'Deadwood' - the tv series
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

I love Deadwood--I own the second season on dvd. I love the acting, and the wonderful mixture of elegance and profanity in its writing and language.

But I agree with BMV--The Wire is the best series HBO has ever done, and the best television series I've ever seen, period.
by miranda
Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 270920

The only music featuring the voice of Rod Stewart that I ever have and ever will listen to is the music of the Faces. The thought of hearing his gravelly voice attempt to sing overplayed songs--doubtlessly over-orchestrated, to boot--well, I'd sooner listen to the Brandenberg Concertos march their r...
by miranda
Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ney pleads guilty...
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Ney pleads guilty...

Ney Pleads Guilty, Will Resign From U.S. Congress (Update3) By Kristin Jensen and Cary O'Reilly Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Representative Bob Ney, an Ohio Republican, said he will resign from Congress after admitting in a Washington courtroom that he accepted gifts from lobbyist Jack Abramoff in ex...
by miranda
Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: america's sleep disorder epidemic
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

i've had chronic insomnia for years, and while it still rears its ugly head now and then, I have found that I get a lot more sleep when I go to the gym regularly.
by miranda
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: the children of iraq....
Replies: 0
Views: 611

the children of iraq....

Warning: not for the squeamish. War is hell, right? Well, here's what some of hell looks like in Iraq. The only information the blog gives about these pictures is this: (May 4, 2004) The Children of Iraq A continuously updated photo album of children in Iraq today. These photos are not annotated, bu...
by miranda
Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Nun's Story
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

I haven't seen this movie, and probably never will, since seeing it would remind me of my dear departed great-aunt, who was a nun--and who also happened to be a warm, generous, and loving person-- in New Orleans (she died, thankfully, years before Katrina happened). Audrey Hepburn was undoubtedly be...
by miranda
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: You Have Often Reminded Us, Divinity, ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

After reading Reinaldo Arena's memoir Before Night Falls, I will always loathe Castro.
by miranda
Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tower Records: Rest in Peace
Replies: 43
Views: 8893

Tower was often damnably expensive , but I found some great music there--including a cd that I have not been able to find online, at any price.

Too bad. But not surprising.
by miranda
Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Favorite Poets?
Replies: 35
Views: 8746

Some of Shakespeare's sonnets, some of Keats' poems, Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, some of Catullus' poems, some of Ovid's work, Baudelaire, Pasolini, Dorothy Parker.
by miranda
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Antidepressants and School Shooters
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

First of all, I'm not a psychiatrist. (Surprise, surprise!) But, there is a posssibility that some of these shooters were manic-depressive. Giving manic-depressives anti-depressants without an accompanying mood stabilizer exacerbates their condition and sends them into full-blown mania. Manic depres...
by miranda
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: CMG Intimate Poll: Are YOU a Masticator?
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

I think the Bloomberg administration has bitten off more than they can chew here.

And a mastication poll? Really, Ralph, you should be ashamed of yourself.
by miranda
Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: AMISH School Shooting
Replies: 78
Views: 8552

I have nothing to add to this conversation, save to say that that I am really depressed right now.
by miranda
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How Can These People Be So Freakin' STUPID?????
Replies: 31
Views: 3631

I would just like to weigh in on this important matter and point out that while Thin Mints are good, Samoas are infinitely better.
by miranda
Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Colorado School Attack May Be One for the Books
Replies: 19
Views: 2674

I actually agree completely with Ralph, but didn't articulate my opinion fully. These sorts of horrible activities have been going on since the beginning of recorded history. As Ralph said, they're just more well documented and swiftly disseminated now, that's all. To think that there was ever some ...
by miranda
Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Colorado School Attack May Be One for the Books
Replies: 19
Views: 2674

Absolutely monstrous. I can't even imagine what hell that community must be going through right now.

I do not feel terribly optimistic that this sort of crap will ever end.
by miranda
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Clinton Sets The Record Straight On Terrorism
Replies: 37
Views: 4981

rwetmore wrote:
I must confess that my general senses tell me that Clinton ultimately is a narcissist and a phony.
Just like most, if not all, politicians.
by miranda
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: In Memory of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

More news: I listened to a live recording of the L.A. premiere of the Neruda Songs on WGBH's website on Sunday. (I found out about this at the last minute through a friend of mine--the performance will hopefully be archived soon.) What a radiant, sublime, heartfelt, and overwhelmingly emotional and ...
by miranda
Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which classical composer are you most like?
Replies: 37
Views: 10617

I got Beethoven. Ha ha. I think I'll go listen to some of his string quartets now.
by miranda
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: In Memory of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

Update: you can listen to snippets of the Neruda songs here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5543048

I can't wait to hear the complete recording. Can. not. wait.
by miranda
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The superb lyrebird....
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

I found some pretty great footage of birds of paradise in Papua New Guinea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P85LoHftEKs

It saddens me to know that so many magnificent animals are becoming extinct.
by miranda
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: In Memory of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

C.B., I've been wondering the same thing about the Neruda songs myself. Whether they were recorded or not seems to be a question mark at the moment. I really hope that they were....i haven't been able to find anything definite about it so far.
by miranda
Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The superb lyrebird....
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

The superb lyrebird....

Watch and listen. This amazes me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CNi-EFWLpk
by miranda
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1321
Views: 664685

Not jazz, but I'm posting this anyway. This is, quite simply, a flawless album. Sam Cooke had one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard; it was truly tragic that he died while he was still so young. I've listened to this recording many, many times, and it never gets old. http://images.amazon....
by miranda
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Star Trek's 40th anniversary
Replies: 37
Views: 10602

There's going to be an auction at Christie's in October of Star Trek stuff, where rich fans can shell out thousands of dollars for a model of the Klingon Space Station, among other things.

http://www.christies.com/special_sites/ ... erview.asp
by miranda
Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: In Memory of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

I was going to post this, Ralph; you beat me to it. I love the photograph of her that accompanies that article, and this one as well... http://www.richardavedon.com/images/editorial2004/newyorker/lieberson_full.jpg She and Montserrat Figueras are my favorite singers. Not even Renee Fleming comes clo...
by miranda
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Star Trek's 40th anniversary
Replies: 37
Views: 10602

I would just like to add that a former roommate of mine, from years ago, kept a well-worn Klingon dictionary by his bed; he attended a wedding of two friends of his which was conducted entirely in Klingon (or so he told me, anyway.) I am sure such weddings are not unheard of in the world of Star Tre...
by miranda
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Muppets I Have Known and Loved
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

This is pretty much what happpens to me after three or four cups of coffee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTC2Ihnsrf0 And here's Beaker singing "Feelings": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt8Q7Fsa_Vs I always loved Animal, and Statler and Waldorf throwing each other off the balcony. And....PIGSS.......
by miranda
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Star Trek's 40th anniversary
Replies: 37
Views: 10602

I've watched a few episodes of the original series, and a few more of TNG, and I've enjoyed them both. But what I really love are the crazy songs recorded by a few of the original series' cast members. Leonard Nimoy singing (if you can call what he does singing)"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Earth", and ...
by miranda
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1321
Views: 664685

Sidney Bechet was a true genius. i have an old lp of the music for a ballet called La Nuit est Une Sorciere, where he was the soloist. Beautiful album, amazing musician.
by miranda
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Crocodile Hunter killed by stingray
Replies: 61
Views: 11234

I've only seen brief clips of his show (I don't have cable), but this is incredibly sad. My heart goes out to his family and friends, and the fans around the world who mourn his loss.
by miranda
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Why Aren't They Having Babies?
Replies: 68
Views: 19217

For me, I am with Corlyss on this issue. I don't have the patience or the means to raise a child, or a partner with which to raise a child, and I have no desire to become a single parent. I also have a genetic disorder which i would not want to risk passing on to my child. Nearly every day on the Me...
by miranda
Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Those wonderful years!
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Hey, I remember flypaper!

I am too young to recall ever seeing any Burma Shave signs, though.
by miranda
Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Will you watch Spike Lee's Katrina film on HBO?
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Yeah, I don't have cable either. So, no.
by miranda
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: London Police foil a major attack
Replies: 34
Views: 3673

Yeah, great job by the British Intelligence. RebLem, I was just out in Albuquerque back at the end of May, visiting a close friend of mine. I had no idea about the nuclear weapons stored in the mountains---that is truly frightening. We drove up to the Sandia mountains, and had a picnic in the Cibola...
by miranda
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: West Point Honors Cadet Thesis Attacking Gay Policy
Replies: 72
Views: 7216

Since I lack the eloquence and skill at debate that the posters in this thread possess, I will simply express my opinion and say that I agree 100% with Ralph, Alban Berg, and jbuck about allowing openly gay people in the military.

My .02.
by miranda
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Liquid explosives - easily concealed and deadly
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Yeah, I just read about the terror plot on the BBC.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4778575.stm
by miranda
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Footage of Ms. Lieberson in Handel's Theodora..
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

No problem, Corlyss. I'm not familiar with Janet Baker--I'll have to check her out. What I love in that footage--aside from Lorraine's rich and stunning voice, of course--is that she's not wearing a fancy dress, or a lot of makeup, or inhabiting an elaborate set. She, and the cast, say what they nee...
by miranda
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A MILOS FORMAN SIGHTING: his forthcoming movie
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Oh boy, this is is going to be a must-see for me. Thanks for the link, Wallingford.
by miranda
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Footage of Ms. Lieberson in Handel's Theodora..
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Footage of Ms. Lieberson in Handel's Theodora..

For those, like me, who weren't there...it's just portions.....and since I'm barely familiar with this work, I'm sure the scenes are out of sequence. Still, worth watching...Dawn Upshaw is here as well.. p.s.-- You probably won't be able to view this if you're on dial-up. p.p.s.-- If the footage sta...
by miranda
Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 612902

***** I meant both CDs. I was tired from lounging at the pool all afternoon. I'm a big Jordi Savall fan. Oh, me too, me too. (obviously!) I have a bunch of Alia Vox releases (they ain't cheap, but are well worth the price), and all of them have been such revelations for me. Right now I'm listening ...