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26  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 12, 2020, 02:07:23 PM
Hi Iím having problems getting on this site. It doesnít load or I get message saying site is Ďnot secure.í
Iím moving a LOT of books from one place to another. Have to decide what books to not take with me. In addition there are lots of books already at the place Iím moving to that need to be dealt with. Most I donít want.
Will have to somehow get my bookcases to the new place. Then I hope to organize books in some kind of system - spirituality , music, history , cookbooks, etc.

Hi Lizzie.

I've had that "not secure/go back" message for a number of sites (luckily not this one). I've found I can solve this problem by changing browser (in my case from Safari to Google Chrome, which I have in reserve) and then they behave themselves. Not sure why that is--that said, I haven't had that message in a while.

Moving books can be hard work but organizing them is a pleasure! Good luck with the move. Wink
27  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sweet singing in the choir: a choral miscellany on: February 12, 2020, 01:10:05 PM
Max Reger's music is often regarded as dry and academic. There's certainly nothing of the circus about it.

But surely no one can be failed to be moved by his Requiem, written in 1915, a year before his death. The recording linked here, which I heard on Dutch radio late this afternoon, was released mere days ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP2yRZVuxgs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_(Reger)
28  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Country Music on: February 12, 2020, 12:59:38 PM
Willie Nelson's drummer Paul English died.


Longtime Willie Nelson Drummer Paul English Dead at 87

https://tasteofcountry.com/willie-nelson-drummer-paul-english-dead/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral


It's this Paul that Willie wrote his "Me and Paul" about.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uSFw165Qk0

Sad news. Seems he had a pretty wild life before (and maybe even after) joining Willie. May he rest in peace.

Pretty song too.
29  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 12, 2020, 05:37:29 AM
I finally had the time and energy to resume cleaning the bookshelves in the shirk-room, with the 123-video channel of Baroque music blasting out, just to keep me on my toes.

It also gave me time to think: about the book I'd just been working on and the complete lack of involvement by the publisher (the Management Society rears its ugly head); about Joshilyn's "Power Mower" campaign and how I hope it gets back into gear soon; and about Lizzie and RangeRover, who I hope will pop into this half of the forum more regularly than they have of late. Wink
30  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: February 12, 2020, 02:56:25 AM
This just has to be pop's sweetest apology ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WybiA263bw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetest_Thing
31  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: February 11, 2020, 10:58:11 AM
Will be watching... The first episode of the second series of The Split is later tonight (9 PM in the UK, 10 PM in NL).

I'm a major fan of Nicola Walker, so I'll be glued to my seat in more ways than one. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pFReGbJCkc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Split_(TV_series)
32  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who is this man? on: February 11, 2020, 09:30:06 AM
Hey all. It's been a while since i posted here but i need some help from the experts!
In a Facebook group I'm in, somebody posted a photo of an MFP reissue of Today, simply called 'Beach Boys' and with a different cover featuring a (i think) 1967 photo of the band, minus Brian. It was also used as the cover for Unsurpassed Masters Vol 19. My question is, who is the man inbetween Mike and Al. Ive been searching everywhere and i cant seem to find a good answer. Any ideas?



Hi HaV. I can't see your image but I think you'll find your answer here:

https://bonnevillemariner.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/the-story-behind-those-beach-boys-photos-at-saltair/
33  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: February 10, 2020, 01:56:58 PM
I suspect this would appeal to aeijtzsche, knowing her love of the Baroque and of the bass guitar, in this case a bass colascione:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nt5VZRzUtQ

https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/alfabeto-falso-a-435/booklet
34  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Quotes Topic on: February 10, 2020, 03:53:46 AM
"Life is a process. Unfortunately, by the time you figure it out, you need someone to wipe the drool from your chin."

(A good friend of the OP)
35  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Opera, anybody? on: February 10, 2020, 02:13:45 AM
To lift us up a bit, here's a duet from Rodelinda, now getting seven performances in Amsterdam's opera house. Countertenor Lawrence Zazzo (Unulfo in Amsterdam) is Bertarido in this duet ("Io t'abbraccio") from Act 2, with Nuria Rial as Rodelinda

Here's another version of this duet I heard this morning on Dutch radio, sung by Joyce DiDonato (Rodelinda) and Patrizia Ciofi (Bertarido):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLJqsBGSj5w
36  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sweet singing in the choir: a choral miscellany on: February 09, 2020, 06:23:04 AM
I met Herbert Howells once, when applying for a place at the Royal College of Music in London (in vain--I was pushed into it anyway). The meeting did not go well. I was a bit of an arsehole in those days and when asked my opinion of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven I told him I didn't like them!

Decades later I fell in love with Howells's own music. Life can be incorrigibly strange at times. This is his Te Deum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dv4j1FT3Do

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collegium_Regale_(Howells)
37  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: February 09, 2020, 06:06:23 AM
And now we're up to $1,344!!!
Just a short way to go now, folks.
Violin
38  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al goes Back home on: February 09, 2020, 06:02:30 AM
I have never seen this before, if you love Al Jardine, and let's face it who doesn't, this will put a smile on your face.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIuqkQm6FwA

Thanks, rmf. That's really heartwarming. And hilarious at times.

AJ is one fantastic human being. Love the "impromptu" "Rhonda"! "Is that the end?" he asks about halfway through. LOL 
39  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Important Info For Those Who Signed Petition at change.org on: February 09, 2020, 04:14:57 AM
This cast a serious doubt on the credibility of petitions on change.org, for sure. Say, one could've probably gone from "say no to a gig at trophy hunting convention" to "say YES".

Eek. Good point, Wata. They couldn't have chosen a better name for their website. Grin
40  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the \ on: February 08, 2020, 02:42:41 PM
Folks we're two-thirds of the way there. We need $656--that's thirty donations of $20 with the odd $25 thrown in.

After a spiffing start to the campaign, $2000 seemed an impossible goal for a long time. That certainly isn't the case now. I'm sure there are those (including myself) who would be willing to fill in the last gaps once we're close enough to the target figure.

What seemed so far away and so unattainable is now within reach! Those of you who haven't donated yet and are prevaricating, please act now. if you do, it may be a matter of weeks before aeijtzsche posts her next long-awaited isolation video. The fate of this project is in your hands.

If you still need convincing, read the warm and enthusiastic comments in any of JH's isolation video threads. This "landmark series" (Don Malcolm's words) deserves to succeed.

So please take that step and make it succeed. Violin Brian, Dennis, & Carl
41  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Sandbox thread for insignificant chit-chat on: February 08, 2020, 12:20:53 PM
Am fine with *just English*, says I proudly Cheesy RR takes easy path!

The easy path, eh? There can't be many here apart from you who can play linguistic games in a language other than their native tongue. You're pretty well in a field of one, RR.

And since you ask..., no, I shan't be reading Three Men in a Boat in Russian! LOL I might consider it if I had the nine lives of your feline friends but not before then!

So yes, contrary to what you think, I have the greatest admiration for your linguistic skills.  Wink
42  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: February 08, 2020, 05:05:03 AM
Here's a non-life-threatening JK peeve. Almost all posters I see advertising concerts in Dutch churches give the names of the composers but not of the individual works. How, then, am I to decide if I want to go? One piece by, say, Brahms may be infinitely more interesting to me than another.

Just one poster I came across recently gives me hope for the future. It enumerates two specific sonatas by Beethoven and Schumann and adds a couple of unknown works by unknown composers. Although I won't be going, I do hope to see this trend continue and flourish. Smiley
43  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: February 08, 2020, 04:28:15 AM
Which means - you ask INCESSANTLY to delete post (*did it*), yet...when I ask you to edit replies *still* mentioning it, you refuse? Next time, ask thousand times to delete/remove/erase blah blah any reply - I will NOT do it.
Back to business. Sure finished reading Klapka, great guy, funny book. 3.5/5.

Glad you enjoyed it, RR.  Smiley

44  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Quotes Topic on: February 08, 2020, 04:23:04 AM
"Pleur eens op, joh! Donder op naar je familiegraf en ga erbij leggen, Amsterdamse oetlul!"

(Jules Deelder, 1944-2019)
45  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Country Music on: February 08, 2020, 03:39:00 AM
Loretta Lynn Says True Country Music Is Dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmWdNen0rI

Food for thought... Do you agree with her, Rocker?

Well, you don't argue with Loretta Lynn.

 Tongue
46  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Ever wanted to hear Handel overtures arranged for electric mandolin ensemble? on: February 08, 2020, 03:38:01 AM
It's high time I bumped this fine topic, not least to celebrate the fact that the "Power Mower" campaign is doing so well.

Last month De Nationale Opera put on Handel's Rodelinda in Amsterdam to enthusiastic reviews. One of our St. Petersburg fellow travellers attended a performance and thoroughly enjoyed it (I have her copy of the programme in front of me now):



Here is JH's beautiful take on the complete Overture to Handel's opera:

https://soundcloud.com/joshilyn-hoisington/full-overture-rodelinda
47  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Important Info For Those Who Signed Petition at change.org on: February 08, 2020, 03:21:30 AM
This is the last online petition I sign that isn't organized by someone I know and trust.

That said... I didn't receive a confirmation email so I probably screwed up anyway. LOL
48  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Crippled Symmetry--The Music of Morton Feldman on: February 07, 2020, 01:21:38 PM
Morty keeps coming up with the goods: "Piano and Orchestra [(1975)] is an anticoncerto, not only in its concentration on minimal effect in the solo part, much of which consists of single chords or note repetitions, all quiet, but also in its use of an orchestral piano to play some of the solo material while the ostensible soloist sits silent." [Source] Typical Feldman!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_gzPtMuKRw

As for the soloist (or antisoloist) John Tilbury, a strange quirk of fate led to some of my youthful compositions (ridiculous as they were) finding their way into his hands in the mid '60s. His (and the composer Edwin Roxburgh's) suggestion that I apply for a course on composition at London's Royal College of Music was well-meant but a waste of everybody's time! Grin
49  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: February 07, 2020, 10:55:26 AM
rab2591, you da man! Smiley

To say nothing of The Captain. Roll Eyes
50  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the \ on: February 07, 2020, 10:53:50 AM
If youíd like to see them sooner rather than much later, please feel free to donate anything.

This!

Quote
Even 50 cents is a treasured gift.

But not this! JH is being kind, but folks just a little more than that would be cool! Cool

An afterthought: Wouldn't it be wonderful if this project helped draw back together what is regrettably a fractured BB community? There is already a certain amount of inter-forum interaction on the subject. Let's hope this positive development continues.
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