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by david johnson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Music" Festivals
Replies: 2
Views: 2819

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: 5360

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: 45555

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: 15978

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: 2887

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: 3300

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: 13502

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: 4613

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: 5272

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: 22044

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: 5671

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: 4108
Views: 1179637

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...
by david johnson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Here We Go Again
Replies: 5
Views: 3885

Re: Here We Go Again

If you are truly lucky, someone will play the Jessica Simpson Christmas album for you … non-stop ;)
by david johnson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What can we hear at 3-degrees Upstate NY?
Replies: 9
Views: 6213

Re: What can we hear at 3-degrees Upstate NY?

Winter Storms Waltz/Fucik - one of my favorites
by david johnson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Turkey Day
Replies: 2
Views: 2088

Turkey Day

I am enjoying Haydn's London Symphonies, Bernstein/NYPO, on this early Thanksgiving morning. Have a happy turkey, or whatever suits you taste buds :)
by david johnson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 5017

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

You all are speaking of Trump. I am speaking of Waters.
by david johnson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 5017

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

Maxine Waters deserves all the mocking she can get, and probably more. I do not know much about the others.
by david johnson
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Erich Kunzel
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Re: Erich Kunzel

I greatly enjoy the Kunzel music I have and have heard.
by david johnson
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Janacek "Glagolitic Mass"
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: Janacek "Glagolitic Mass"

I have the old Bernstein recording. I first heard the work when I was a teen listening to the radio program "Music 'til Dawn"
by david johnson
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 19066

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Belle speaks truth
by david johnson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 24636

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Belle speaks truth.
by david johnson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two NY Phil players dismissed for unspecified misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 5042

Re: Two NY Phil players dismissed for unspecified misconduct

Muckey wed one of the NYPO string players a couple of years ago.
by david johnson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 14360

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Hil? Her, too. The further left or right the tale comes from, the less true it is. :lol:
by david johnson
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: For Trekkers only
Replies: 2
Views: 3449

Re: For Trekkers only

Not everyone does, but I enjoy "Enterprise" more that TNG.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...
Replies: 25
Views: 12727

Re: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...

I will go with how the name's wearer prefers. If not available, it's my bad luck.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Oscars to Add "Popular Film" Category
Replies: 6
Views: 7965

Re: Oscars to Add "Popular Film" Category

I have not watched an Oscars ceremony in many years. It became tedious rather than entertaining. Maybe a new category will help.
by david johnson
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say
Replies: 10
Views: 4893

Re: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say

It's the 'point of proof' that you use. The immeasurable can not be measured. I hope you someday believe.
by david johnson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Replies: 3
Views: 2399

Re: The Stars and Stripes Forever

I looked up their 'address'. I had a friend who auditioned but did not make it, and one who did. I was in the 106th for a while.
by david johnson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say
Replies: 10
Views: 4893

Re: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say

notice the wink in my statement...of course I was joking. However, God exists and I am a believer. No wink.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Replies: 3
Views: 2399

Re: The Stars and Stripes Forever

That's the Field Band from Ft. Meade. They are the tour band.
by david johnson
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 5912

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

A rough kick in the crotch is what they need. However, I do not understand how there can be a statute of limitations for some crimes but not one for allegations. How does that work?
by david johnson
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say
Replies: 10
Views: 4893

Re: No single birthplace for modern humans, scientists now say

That "Ancient Aliens" tv show has a lot to say about this topic ... ;)
by david johnson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter
Replies: 8
Views: 6974

Re: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter

You guys have mentioned some greats, for sure. Lance, I studied out of the Williams Scales book in college. I seem to remember he also had a transposition method book.
by david johnson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help
Replies: 5
Views: 5778

Re: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help

Good points, for sure. A former student of mine has a struggle with this and did considering ending it all. Things have improved some now.
by david johnson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 8
Views: 8161

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

A birthday? Hooray for you :)
by david johnson
Thu May 31, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Roseanne tweet prompts ABC to re-run Terminator II
Replies: 11
Views: 6972

Re: Rosanne tweet prompts ABC to re-run Terminator II

“ISLAM is not a RACE, lefties. Islam includes EVERY RACE of people.” this is true. You appear to have somewhat missed the point of the ad hominem remark Roseanne Barr aimed at Valerie Jarrett — her alluding to Planet of the Apes was the racist part of the tweet, whereas referring to the Muslim Brot...
by david johnson
Wed May 30, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Roseanne tweet prompts ABC to re-run Terminator II
Replies: 11
Views: 6972

Re: Rosanne tweet prompts ABC to re-run Terminator II

“ISLAM is not a RACE, lefties. Islam includes EVERY RACE of people.” this is true.
by david johnson
Thu May 17, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 648751

Re: What I listened to today

This morning: Beethoven/Piano Sonata #1/Kempff
by david johnson
Sat May 12, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein movies coming
Replies: 4
Views: 2482

Re: Bernstein movies coming

One biopic. One movie named "Spotlight". The names I noticed are Bradley Cooper and Jake.
by david johnson
Fri May 11, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein movies coming
Replies: 4
Views: 2482

Bernstein movies coming

ABC mentioned two movies about Leonard Bernstein are on the way.
by david johnson
Wed May 09, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barenboim's Beethoven's 5 Piano Concertos with Klemperer
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Re: Barenboim's Beethoven's 5 Piano Concertos with Klemperer

I have his set and the one by Backhaus/Schmidt-Isserstedt. I got the Barenboim because they came with the Klemperer/Beethoven symphony box. I enjoy it, but I do not listen to it often.
by david johnson
Sun May 06, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some insight on Leinsdorf - through interviews
Replies: 35
Views: 10893

Re: Some insight on Leinsdorf - through interviews

For all of you who do not like Erich: please send to me all of those wretched recordings you have of him. It's only through my great concern for your ears that I make this noble offer :wink:
by david johnson
Wed May 02, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: BFI Top 100 British films
Replies: 7
Views: 11380

Re: BFI Top 100 British films

Hey, "Brassed Off" is on there :) A flick about brass band stuff.
by david johnson
Tue May 01, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 648751

Re: What I listened to today

for May 1: Schubert/Impromptus/Krystian Zimmerman
by david johnson
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 648751

Re: What I listened to today

This Monday begins with: Copland, Appalachian Spring/Copland/BSO/RCA
by david johnson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 648751

Re: What I listened to today

I am now on the final cd of the EMI/Bruckner Symphonies box/Jochum/Dresden. Really good!
by david johnson
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Patsy Cline's memory lives on!
Replies: 1
Views: 1806

Re: Patsy Cline's memory lives on!

I grew up hearing Patsy Cline on the radio. She was a master at her style. I often had high school students who worked hard to do some Patsy songs.