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by Chalkperson
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYC Restaurant Too Highfalutin For Me
Replies: 36
Views: 14603

Re: NYC Restaurant Too Highfalutin For Me

You do love whine and moan Lenny, if you don't like it here stay in Jersey.
by Chalkperson
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vale John Hurt
Replies: 4
Views: 3077

Re: Vale John Hurt

I found John to be the perfect person to sit with and watch Cricket. He was a wonderful, lovely man...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Logging in annoyances
Replies: 9
Views: 5412

Re: Logging in annoyances

I only use iPads and iPhone to check the site, I'm constantly having to log in. I suspect you are using Safari, which like Mail is one of the worst things Apple makes.
by Chalkperson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

Patti Smith behaved like the most obnoxious spoilt brat in 1975. She wasn't quite as obnoxious as Lou Reed, but it was close. I gave up on her, until now, because she seems to have learned a little about humility. Don't be offended by the title, but Piss Factory, from 1974, is one of THE great punk ...
by Chalkperson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

Patti Smith was approached in September to sing at the Nobel Awards. But the announcements had not been made. Either, Bob knew in advance, refused to show in advance. Or the Nobel Committee knew he'd never show. Either way, they were prepared, they nominated Mr Dylan for the right reasons. BECAUSE J...
by Chalkperson
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

Jbuck919 is right: this dispute is not worth losing a valuable friendship over, especially when both sides have so much to offer the rest of us and are so genuine and passionate about their beliefs. Anybody can make a mistake, the point is to correct oneself when it is pointed out, and I think that...
by Chalkperson
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

There is a big difference, we disagree on Broadway shows in general. But, we research our opinion. John F did nothing of the sort, he told me I was speaking nonsense, without a shred of evidence except his arrogance. Once he read the speech, given by the American Ambassador, he understood Bob's genu...
by Chalkperson
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

I wouldn't be quite that harsh to John Francis, though I find myself uncomfortable being a referee in this case, since both of you are my friends. This topic is not worth taking off the gloves and boxing bare-handed. The Nobel committee made an obvious mistake, which it has done many times before, ...
by Chalkperson
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

With that last post you have proven that you are no better than Trump, who you compared me to. You are a buffoon who does not research his facts before mouthing off online. You never researched your opinions, you never read Bob's speech. I told you he was incapable of delivering it, but you waffled ...
by Chalkperson
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

Chalkie, you're talking arrant nonsense. "Freedom of speech"? What blather. Bob Dylan is free to speak or sing whatever foolishness comes into his head, and to make tons of money selling it on records and in over 1,000 concerts, but this has nothing to do with the Nobel Prize for Literature. I know...
by Chalkperson
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

Ms. Danius is trying to cover the a***s of the a***s in the Swedish Academy who frivolously voted the award to an obviously undeserving and, it turns out, ungrateful person. I used the word "lecture" in my post because that's the word used in the Nobel statute. A "spontaneous discourse" on an appro...
by Chalkperson
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The silence of Bob Dylan
Replies: 45
Views: 13581

Re: The silence of Bob Dylan

If you think he could have said this in public, then you don't understand how shy and private Robert Zimmerman is. He has always spoken thru his songs. FWIW, I don't go and take a bow when I get awards, citations, or whatever for my photography. It's simple, like Bob, and by bud EC, I don't enter co...
by Chalkperson
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle Defining New York’s Classical Music Scene
Replies: 3
Views: 2690

Re: Rattle Defining New York’s Classical Music Scene

I spoke to Trumpy, he said his H1 Visa is being revoked asap. Keep Le Rat out of America.\
by Chalkperson
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Mozart complete edition
Replies: 20
Views: 7552

Re: New Mozart complete edition

nooooooo
by Chalkperson
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I First Heard The 1st, 2d, and 3d Symphonies Of CH ...
Replies: 7
Views: 3713

Re: I First Heard The 1st, 2d, and 3d Symphonies Of CH ...

This is like saying Led Zeppelin 1+2+4 are awesome, the rest is average.

Dulce and all of you need to address his cannon of work, not just the masterpieces.

Are any of you good enough to compete, no i thought not.
by Chalkperson
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The vote
Replies: 50
Views: 8692

Re: The vote

The popular vote is only the voice of those who voted. 47% of eligible voters did not vote. Many Democrats did not vote because 'their' candidate was not the nominee. If the vote had been for a Party, not an individual, what would the result look like? It's an outdated system, the Electoral College,...
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The vote
Replies: 50
Views: 8692

Re: The vote

I learned a new word for trumps supporters. "The Leaners" They lean over the bar/counter/table, and say quietly... "I'm actually thinking of voting for a Trump" That was his silent majority, they didn't admit to their support publicly, so they were ignored, they all switched from Obama to Trump. Cli...
by Chalkperson
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two NYC Bus Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Re: Two NYC Bus Suggestions

Riding the bus in Manhattan is great experience.
by Chalkperson
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Favorite Choral Piece Is The ...
Replies: 52
Views: 23354

Re: My Favorite Choral Piece Is The ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:Percy Grainger
You should be whipped. ;)
I think he'd have enjoyed being keel hauled...

https://youtu.be/CxB5-d_DBHE
by Chalkperson
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our first William Tell
Replies: 9
Views: 3353

Re: Our first William Tell

It's the Autoerect on my iPad

I meant to type Meyerbore.
by Chalkperson
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mr. Tambourine Man
Replies: 32
Views: 8307

Re: Mr. Tambourine Man

I should add that Bob is nuttier than a fruit cake, seriously.
by Chalkperson
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our first William Tell
Replies: 9
Views: 3353

Re: Our first William Tell

Meyerboor.
by Chalkperson
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sat Rossini Gems Prevented at the Met
Replies: 17
Views: 4425

Re: Sat Rossini Gems Prevented at the Met

I'm saying he could have sprinkled them discretely somewhere in the house, not the orchestra pit in full view.
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Orchestras . . . ON STRIKE
Replies: 10
Views: 3754

Re: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Orchestras . . . ON STRIKE

My dear friend Elvis Costello cancelled his performance on Nov 1st in Pittsburgh, saying he cannot cross Musician's Union Picket Line.
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mr. Tambourine Man
Replies: 32
Views: 8307

Re: Mr. Tambourine Man

Bob Dylan has the worst 'wet fish' handshake in the world, but I was not put off.

We once had a conversation about the academics who study his work.

John F's reply reminded me of it.

"Hey man, i'm always looking for something to break, musically or poetically, you got any rules?"
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met`s Italian in Algiers
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: Met`s Italian in Algiers

Its called...

L'Italiana in Algeri

Boy, you folks from NJ sure are uncultured...
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our first William Tell
Replies: 9
Views: 3353

Re: Our first William Tell

Hymel is an unusual find, a true tenor heroique, with a voice that can truly live up to the demands of Meyerbeer. He has a solo album released recently that is outstanding: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Egb0lFiLL._SS500.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61HAZ...
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Favorite Choral Piece Is The ...
Replies: 52
Views: 23354

Re: My Favorite Choral Piece Is The ...

Percy Grainger
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: To Stop erosion of classical music criticism in America
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Re: To Stop erosion of classical music criticism in America

Nobody cares any more, sad but true...

we do, of course.
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sat Rossini Gems Prevented at the Met
Replies: 17
Views: 4425

Re: Sat Rossini Gems Prevented at the Met

No crime if the deceased was american, taking ashes abroad is different. The performance(s) were not cancelled because a crime was committed, but for security concerns. I did this with my friend Cameron's ashes at Jim Morrison (The Doors) grave at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, my friend distr...
by Chalkperson
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What Musicians Of The Past Would You Like To Meet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

Re: What Musicians Of The Past Would You Like To Meet?

Hildegard Von Bingen, i'd ask her exactly what did it feel like to be "A feather on the breath of God?"
by Chalkperson
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philly in Trouble Again
Replies: 26
Views: 11749

Re: Philly in Trouble Again

i completely agree with john f, sorry mike, its supply and demand, plus gross mismanagement by the money men.
by Chalkperson
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where is Chalkie?
Replies: 6
Views: 6608

Re: Where is Chalkie?

Math obviousky not your strong suit.

Exageration in the extreme is.

Bye
by Chalkperson
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lenquiz Where
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: Lenquiz Where

oculus mall at world trade center site.

its three blocks from me.
by Chalkperson
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Deer Collision
Replies: 13
Views: 3894

Re: First Deer Collision

jbuck919 wrote:This will seem like a weird story only to people who don't live in the remote country. Everybody where I live faces this possibility on a daily basis. The white-tailed deer is a beautiful animal, but it is also vermin.
We were here before you white folks, learn to share.

Love from the Deer
by Chalkperson
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Deer Collision
Replies: 13
Views: 3894

Re: First Deer Collision

lennygoran wrote:
John F wrote:Where's the photo of the deer? :mrgreen:
Don't know what happened to the deer-he got a pretty good jolt but we had to drive a little further to where there was a place to stop so we could check how the front of the car looked. Regards, Len
But we didn't bother looking for the injured deer.
by Chalkperson
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Deer Collision
Replies: 13
Views: 3894

Re: First Deer Collision

I love how only your day was ruined, that deer is miserable too.
by Chalkperson
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pelleas et Mélisande in Aix
Replies: 26
Views: 12436

Re: Pelleas et Mélisande in Aix

I went to the Dress Rehearsal for Pelleas at the Met when Le Rat conducted it. There was a lunch that I was invited to, but it meant that I had to shake his hand, I felt I could not do that sincerely and so chose not to attend. Opera was good though. I shot a Jonathan Miller in 1981, wonderful man, ...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pelleas et Mélisande in Aix
Replies: 26
Views: 12436

Re: Pelleas et Mélisande in Aix

My Cleaning Lady is called Aida...
by Chalkperson
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 15717

Re: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)

This is very sad news, Agnes was very special.
by Chalkperson
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Just wondering how Auntie Lynne is ,,,
Replies: 13
Views: 5849

Re: Just wondering how Auntie Lynne is ,,,

Are you saying Agnes passed away?
by Chalkperson
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can the U.K. stay in the E.U. anyway?
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Can the U.K. stay in the E.U. anyway?

Whilst that is indeed from the Guardian, it was not editorial, its a comment that has gone viral, and avery good comment too. Here is another good one, this time from Facebook. Missing from the discussion of the Brexit vote is the fact that the UK isn't actually a democracy. It is a constitutional m...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.K. to leave the European Union
Replies: 13
Views: 6061

Re: U.K. to leave the European Union

As for the effect of Brexit, this one is the best I have found.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... XN9nO_qpEA
by Chalkperson
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.K. to leave the European Union
Replies: 13
Views: 6061

Re: U.K. to leave the European Union

To understand the Common Market/Eoropean Union this is the best guide.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=37iHSwA1SwE
by Chalkperson
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: (((Modernistfan)))
Replies: 10
Views: 3956

Re: (((Modernistfan)))

i see a lot of very nasty anti-semitism on Twitter, people I follow in the NATSEC area have posted many times recently about it.
by Chalkperson
Tue May 24, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: There Is No Doubt That Stalin Was Not A Normal Man;
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

Re: There Is No Doubt That Stalin Was Not A Normal Man;

Originally by the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet Audio version by my old friend Robert Wyatt. STALIN WASN'T STALLIN Stalin wasn't stallin' When he told the beast of Berlin That they'd never rest contented Till they had driven him from the land So he called the yanks and English And proceeded to extingu...
by Chalkperson
Sun May 08, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When Can I Return To Europe?
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: When Can I Return To Europe?

John F wrote:Worse than that, she wants Islamic refugees who have been accepted in European countries to be deported, she doesn't say where to. It's crazy talk.
That's what I was afraid she was saying, just wanted a second opinion.

I wil contact Lance and have these highly offensive Threads removed ASAP.
by Chalkperson
Sun May 08, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met Opera Is Struggling
Replies: 21
Views: 4892

Re: The Met Opera Is Struggling

Sad to say, even though great singers still exist, they are not feted the way opera stars were even 30 years ago (see Pavarotti/Domingo, Horne, Sutherland, Freni,etc.). Opera stars are no longer part of our cultural center, the way they were at that time. THAT's why attendance is down: it's simply ...