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by Haydnseek
Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Gore Again? Too Much To Hope For . . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Gore Again? Too Much To Hope For . . . .

Pelosi's non-support would guarantee election of her rival, Rep. Steny Hoyer, as the House's No. 2 Democrat while she becomes speaker without opposition. Murtha had strongly supported Pelosi in her 2001 victory over Hoyer to enter the party leadership. Murtha, a hero to Iraq War dissenters, lacks s...
by Haydnseek
Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Movies: Great Second Choices
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Well, there's the old story that they wanted Shirley Temple and W.C. Fields for the Wizard of Oz. I can imagine Fields as the Wizard. His Mr. Micawber demonstrated that he could be an actor as well as a comic, and that he could play a lovable character. I'm a Temple fan but she was the wrong choice.
by Haydnseek
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Movies: Great Second Choices
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Movies: Great Second Choices

Sometimes the first choice for a movie role isn't available or can’t finish the job and must be replaced. Now and then this works for the best. Filming of the 1950 MGM version of Annie Get Your Gun began with Judy Garland before her personal problems caused her removal. There is some footage of a so...
by Haydnseek
Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 576002

This morning I engaged in the only form of multi-tasking I do well: listening to music while watching sports – in this instance both were as German as can be. Das Rheingold (Haitink’s recording) was the soundtrack to the Bayern München vs. Werder Bremen soccer match. Come to think of it Bayern’s gre...
by Haydnseek
Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Bourbon anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 3206

Bourbon anyone?

Normally a Scotch drinker, I’ve been sampling Bourbons lately. Would anyone like to recommend some brands? Let’s throw in Tennessee whiskies too in the discussion. While it will be fun to try a range of makes, ultimately I want to find a good inexpensive whiskey for regular sipping. Fortunately, Ame...
by Haydnseek
Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ice cream
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

I'm happy with Hershey's brand here in Maryland and Stroh's in the Middle West.

Best Ice Cream movie: Comfort and Joy (1984) a comedy set in Scotland directed by Bill Forsyth. It was inspired by a real battle among Mafia families for control of the Ice Cream business in Glasgow.
by Haydnseek
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Fight at school
Replies: 56
Views: 7272

Maybe the fight resolved something or will lead to a resolution. When I think back to school days I can recall situations that would have improved by means of a fight - win, lose or draw. Long-simmering anger, resentment, shame, etc. may be less healthy, and even lead sometimes to greater violence, ...
by Haydnseek
Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: All Ain't Well in Cincinnati
Replies: 9
Views: 1999

I have many wonderful memories of the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall during my time as a subscriber but something changed and I couldn't enjoy concerts anymore the way I used to. I doubt I'm the only one who just went off the classical concert format at some point.
by Haydnseek
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: All Ain't Well in Cincinnati
Replies: 9
Views: 1999

After years of subscribing to the Baltimore Symphony I found myself not enjoying concerts anymore. The whole experience became tiresome. I attend two or three each season to provide company for an elderly friend but each time my aversion is reconfirmed. I still love the music but I'd rather listen t...
by Haydnseek
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Airports
Replies: 21
Views: 2309

The most efficient and pleasant large airport that I know of is Schiphol near Amsterdam. The environment is attractive, clean and well-maintained, information is found very easily, and the place is well-staffed. Check-in, security, and shopping all run more smoothly than at other airports I've visit...
by Haydnseek
Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Eyesight
Replies: 21
Views: 5214

Nine times out of ten anything you can't find is in the first place you thought to search but you overlooked it somehow. The exception is usually an item you leave in one place routinely but thanks to a distraction, such as a phone call, placed somewhere else - out in plain sight, but where you'd ne...
by Haydnseek
Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tower Records: Rest in Peace
Replies: 43
Views: 8328

Today the sale discount is 15%. Lower next week. Please keep us posted on the discounts. The nearest Tower to me is in Rockville, about 45 minutes away by car. A sizable portion of my classical collection was bought when Planet Music went out of business in Baltimore and the discounts went to 25%, ...
by Haydnseek
Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tower Records: Rest in Peace
Replies: 43
Views: 8328

Music fans mourn loss of Tower Records By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer Fri Oct 13, 3:33 PM ET The news that Tower Records is going the way of, well, records struck a dissonant note with customers as the news sunk in this week that the 46-year-old music retailer has been sold to a liquidat...
by Haydnseek
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: A Taut, Incisive Beethoven 9 with Haitink
Replies: 2
Views: 2167

The LSO Live recordings of Haitink's Beethoven cycle have been getting enthusiastic reviews. I think all but one of the symphonies has been released. I don't need another set but I'll probably get this one being a Haitink fan for many years. On the LSO website there is a quote from a newspaper revie...
by Haydnseek
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: O alter Duft aus Maerchenzeit
Replies: 13
Views: 4252

The long-running comedy panel game show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue hosted by musician Humphrey Lyttelton on BBC Radio frequently included a game called One Song to the Tune of Another which had the panelists sing the lyrics of one song to the melody of another. It was usually hilarious. I have tunes...
by Haydnseek
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tower Records: Rest in Peace
Replies: 43
Views: 8328

The Song Remains the Blame http://www.fool.com/news/commentary/2006/commentary06101014.htm By Rick Aristotle Munarriz (TMFBreakerRick) 10/10/2006 I hate to rain on a eulogy, but why is everyone blaming this week's demise of Tower Records on the proliferation of digital downloading? Don't get me wron...
by Haydnseek
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Pope's Divisions
Replies: 2
Views: 686

The Pope's Divisions

The Pope's Divisions Benedict XVI promotes "interfaith" dialogue. Muslims and Christians need it. BY REUEL MARC GERECHT Thursday, September 21, 2006 12:01 a.m. Although many Muslims have apparently found Pope Benedict XVI's recent oration at the University of Regensburg deeply offensive, it is a wel...
by Haydnseek
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Hezbollah cracked the code
Replies: 5
Views: 728

I think we'll look back on the recent conflict in Lebanon as a useful raid that uncovered a great deal of information about the enemy that will be put to good use in the future by Western governments and armed forces.
by Haydnseek
Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: This Should Pack Times Square
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

RebLem wrote:I find it highly relevant. Pinkerton is the quintessential Bush Republican type. :shock:
I would describe Pinkerton as the cut and run type - you know who they back.
by Haydnseek
Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Falling gas prices: why now?
Replies: 26
Views: 3940

Oil prices drop as supply threats ease September 19, 2006 Oil prices fell Tuesday on the heels of a selloff in gasoline, as worries about supply threats eased and signs of economic weakness in the U.S. signaled a potential cooling of energy demand. Traders remained cautious about the West's diplomac...
by Haydnseek
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Music Suggestions

I was curious if you had any suggestions about any some music. I really like intense classical/orchestral/choral music. An example is Mozart's Requiem. Most of the music I find is calming and relaxing. I want the opposite. Does anyone have any suggestions of some music that I might like. very much ...
by Haydnseek
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: New Brilliant Classics
Replies: 0
Views: 581

New Brilliant Classics

Those busy folks at Brilliant Classics have updated their website with new releases which include: John Cage - 3 CD set of music for prepared piano Takemitsu - 2 CD set of orchestral music A revised and repackaged Complete Bach Edition (wallet boxes) and several more new recordings and re-releases. ...
by Haydnseek
Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sweden Unhappy with Its Social Model
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Center-right alliance wins power in Sweden By Simon Johnson September 17, 2006 A Center-right alliance led by Moderate Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt won power in Sweden in an election on Sunday, ending 12 years of Social Democrat rule by vowing to lower taxes and trim the welfare state. Reinfeldt, ...
by Haydnseek
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Liberals' War
Replies: 2
Views: 986

The Liberals' War

The Liberals' War Why is the left afraid to face up to the threat of radical Islam? BY BRET STEPHENS Sunday, September 17, 2006 12:01 a.m. "When I was 19, I moved to New York City. . . . If you had asked me to describe myself then, I would have told you I was a musician, an artist and, on a somewhat...
by Haydnseek
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Falling gas prices: why now?
Replies: 26
Views: 3940

Factors That Pushed Oil Price Up Are Now Pushing It Down By Steven Mufson Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 16, 2006 No matter what theory oil analysts used to explain the spike in petroleum prices over the summer, this week those analysts were saying that those factors -- geopolitics...
by Haydnseek
Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A Pantheon for Monotheists
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

A Pantheon for Monotheists

Yesterday James Taranto cited a study on American images of God in his OpinionJournal.com column: A Baylor University study "found that Americans hold four different images of God," London's Times reports: Nearly a third of Americans, 31.4 per cent, believe in an Authoritarian God, angry at earthly...
by Haydnseek
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Star Trek's 40th anniversary
Replies: 37
Views: 9663

Wallingford wrote: Wow.....you mean Maxwell Smart's "shoe-phone" (from '65) can't make that claim??
Remember when budget cuts at CONTROL required them to use pay-shoe-phones?
by Haydnseek
Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Is Claus Peter Flor "A Crazy Man?"
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

I enjoy his Mendelssohn box set with the Bamberg Symphony (which is a terrific bargain too):

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by Haydnseek
Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Arrangers of the Great American Songbook
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Only some of Crosby's movie songs come close. Moonlight Becomes You is certainly one. I don't know the movie it's from, but the arrangement was so unfussy and natural, compared to the caricatures that some of Crosby's music could be. Moonlight Becomes You from "The Road to Morocco" was one of the s...
by Haydnseek
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Arrangers of the Great American Songbook
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Billy May, Gordon Jenkins, Axel Stordahl The last arranged much of Sinatra's earlier work. I watched the 1947 film "It Happened in Brooklyn" the other day which has as its centerpiece the Styne/Cahn song "Time after Time." If there was ever a better performance of a great song in a movies I can't th...
by Haydnseek
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Muppets I Have Known and Loved
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Re: Muppets I Have Known and Loved

Off topic a bit -- but you know the first thing I think of when someone mentions the muppets? When Rudolph Nureyev was a guest and they did "Swine Lake" with Miss Piggy in full regalia. Laughed myself sick. Rather than divert the songbook thread, I moved Madame's comment over here to kick off anoth...
by Haydnseek
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Is it Shishlov or Sishlov?
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Is it Shishlov or Sishlov?

It depends on how much you've had to drink.
by Haydnseek
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who was the greater Liszt interpreter ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

Jakob & Bronislaw Gimpel Archives The Cat Concerto Controversy (Mystery Solved?) by Peter Gimpel Recently I have been receiving emails from diverse parts of the globe, inquiring about the recordings my father made for the cartoons. So far as I know, he made only two, "Rhapsody Rabbit" for Warner Bro...
by Haydnseek
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who was the greater Liszt interpreter ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

Who was the greater Liszt interpreter ...

Tom Cat? http://www.tomandjerryonline.com/img/concerto.jpg or Bugs Bunny? http://www.metu.edu.tr/~e118841/images/bugstux.gif Serendipitously, both artists, at their peaks of fame and prowess, were captured on film in 1946 performing Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody . The remarkably similar product...
by Haydnseek
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 576002

Inspired by the Bartok thread I listened to

Second Violin Concerto - Mullova, Salonen, LA Philharmonic
Concerto for Orchestra, The Wooden Prince and Divertimento - Boulez, Chicago Symphony

Also Haydn's String Quartet Op. 77 No. 1
by Haydnseek
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Joy of Comfort Food
Replies: 9
Views: 1781

Re: The Joy of Comfort Food

dulcinea wrote:What should I serve you when I have you over for dinner?
Shepherd's pie and beer.
by Haydnseek
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Satellite Radio Favorites?
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Satellite Radio Favorites?

Satellite radio subscribers! What are your favorite programs or channels? I’m an XM subscriber. Several of my favorite programs are on the RealJazz channel: In The Swing Seat with Wynton Marsalis , Saturday 11 AM ET A gifted educator, Marsalis’s discussions and demonstrations about jazz are illumina...
by Haydnseek
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Works of Bela Bartok
Replies: 35
Views: 4975

An outstanding Bartok piece that hasn't been mentioned yet is the Divertimento for string orchestra.

I suppose my other favorites would include the 3rd Piano Concerto, 2nd Violin Concerto, The Wooden Prince. The string quartets have been tough nuts to crack so far but I won't give up on them.
by Haydnseek
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Do you wear Braces?
Replies: 22
Views: 8432

In the UK a suspender is a what an American would call a garter belt and pants are underwear. An American man talking about his pants and suspenders in England before TV and movies made the US usage more familiar must have caused much laughter.
by Haydnseek
Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Can Bush dodge the bullet Truman took on Korea?
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Can Bush dodge the bullet Truman took on Korea?

Selling the War Can Bush dodge the bullet Truman took on Korea? BY DANIEL HENNINGER Friday, September 1, 2006 12:01 a.m. Some of us have worried for years that the Bush administration wasn't making a steady public case for the war in Iraq. And that at the least, the troops fighting the war deserved ...
by Haydnseek
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Top Ten British Orchestras
Replies: 35
Views: 6028

If you’re going to have an orchestra league table there must be a system of relegation as an incentive to perform. After each season the bottom two orchestras should then be described as “second tier” and the two best from that lower level should be declared “first rank.” There should be a transfer ...
by Haydnseek
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Glenn Ford dead at 90
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Turner Classic Movies will change its regularly scheduled programming on Sunday, September 10th to honor the late Glenn Ford (1916-2006) with a 6-film tribute. Here is the new lineup for 9/10: 8:00 AM The Desperadoes ('43) 9:30 AM A Stolen Life ('46) 11:30 AM Gilda ('46) 1:30 PM Blackboard Jungle ('...
by Haydnseek
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Please help me clarify liner notes & identify performers
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

ch1525 wrote:Do you have the real Hanssler set or the cheapy version that you can find on eBay? I got the cheapo version for about $150.
What do you think of the sound quality of the cheaper version?
by Haydnseek
Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Are tap dancers musicians?
Replies: 12
Views: 2302

Tap dancing seems to be a special case, however, as the taps enrich the music more than they do the choreography. So a tap dancer is partly a musician. Dancers who are real specialists in tap seem to place as much emphasis on the sounds they produce as the visual display of their movements - maybe ...
by Haydnseek
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Colin Powell's Revenge
Replies: 27
Views: 3668

Fess Up, Mr. Armitage Time to put the Plame conspiracy to its final rest. Wednesday, August 30, 2006 12:01 a.m. From its very start, the ballyhooed case of who leaked the name of CIA analyst Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak has been drenched in partisan politics and media hypocrisy. The more ...
by Haydnseek
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Are tap dancers musicians?
Replies: 12
Views: 2302

Are tap dancers musicians?

Pardon me for wasting forum space, but I was watching an Eleanor Powell movie from 1941 this evening and it occured to me that a performer like Powell or Bill Robinson was as much a percussionist as a dancer. The tap patterns are fascinating to hear even if you don't watch the dancing. Should we hon...
by Haydnseek
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Casting Directors, the Buffoons of Show Biz
Replies: 32
Views: 3774

I've never seen The Sundowners , to be honest, so cannot comment. But I wonder how our thespians are doing re the accent thing. Russell, Heath, Nicole, Kate Blanchett, Toni Collette etc. (Mel doesn't count) Any stinkers amongst their vocal/accent talents? I don't see many new movies so I can't comm...
by Haydnseek
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Casting Directors, the Buffoons of Show Biz
Replies: 32
Views: 3774

Brendan wrote:Patrick Duffy, of Dallas fame, could master it for an episode of The Love Boat, so it shouldn't be beyond the scope of one touted as one of the finest.
How about Robert Mitchum in "The Sundowners"?
by Haydnseek
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Casting Directors, the Buffoons of Show Biz
Replies: 32
Views: 3774

After BATMAN's wimpish Adam West, the worst TV miscasting was having Dick York and Dick Sargent as the husband of Elizabeth Montgomery in BEWITCHED. No woman as beautiful and charming and accomplished as Samantha would have ever dreamed of marrying a geeky goon like Darren Stevens, who in both his ...
by Haydnseek
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1321
Views: 574029

"There is in the Southern Syncopated Orchestra an extraordinary clarinet virtuoso who is, so it seems, the first of his race to have composed perfectly formed blues on the clarinet. I've heard two of them which he elaborated at great length. They are admirable equally for their richness of invention...