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Offline Pohjolas Daughter

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #100 on: January 28, 2019, 07:02:13 AM »


 :laugh:  :)

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p.s.  Probably a good thing that I didn't see your cartoon just before I went to a record store on Saturday (see Recent Purchases from that day).

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #101 on: January 28, 2019, 09:16:40 AM »
:laugh:  :)

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p.s.  Probably a good thing that I didn't see your cartoon just before I went to a record store on Saturday (see Recent Purchases from that day).

PD, I was sent the cartoon by our mutual friend, Lee. :)
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #102 on: January 28, 2019, 03:05:40 PM »
PD, I was sent the cartoon by our mutual friend, Lee. :)
Me thinks Lee was trying to (gently) provoke you!   ;)

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2019, 06:36:28 PM »
:laugh:  :)

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p.s.  Probably a good thing that I didn't see your cartoon just before I went to a record store on Saturday (see Recent Purchases from that day).

Post 'em here! Don't throw pearls to swine in that other thread...  :laugh:
If you really dislike Bach you keep quiet about it! - Andras Schiff

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2019, 06:38:54 PM »
Expense and inconvenience are two things I seem to enjoy. Sometimes I think my Ph.D. is in doing things the hard way (rather than biology). Mechanical watches are another one. Some of these old, exotic movements are like owning an old Italian or English sports car--more time in the shop than on my wrist...
If you really dislike Bach you keep quiet about it! - Andras Schiff

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #105 on: January 29, 2019, 01:10:44 AM »
Expense and inconvenience are two things I seem to enjoy. Sometimes I think my Ph.D. is in doing things the hard way (rather than biology). Mechanical watches are another one. Some of these old, exotic movements are like owning an old Italian or English sports car--more time in the shop than on my wrist...

You and me both! The wife is forever telling me "why do you always do things the hard way!"

I inherited two watches. The one I wear daily is circa 1954 which incredibly doesn't play up and keeps good time.
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #106 on: January 29, 2019, 01:47:56 AM »
Post 'em here! Don't throw pearls to swine in that other thread...  :laugh:

You are right.

Visited my favourite vinyl emporium on Saturday and returned with a stack. As will be evident I am heavily influenced on my purchases by what I read on this forum by posters more knowledgeable then myself.

Elgar/Vaughan Williams: Violin Sonatas. The Menuhins. EMI.
Moeran: Symphony. Dilkes, English Sinfonia. EMI.
Bruci: Simfonia lesta/Maskal. Belgrade/Zegrab Orchestras, Zdravkovic/Horat. Philips.
R-K/Miaskovsky: Symphony 2/21. Chicago SO, Morton Gould. RCA.
Granados: Goyescas/Escenas Poeticas/Libro De Horas. Thomas Rajna CRD. (Double)
Granados: VOL 2 Thomas Rajna. CRD
Granados: VOL 3  ditto
Granados: VOL 4  ditto
Granados: VOL 7  ditto
Dvorak: PC. Kvapil Brno Jilek. Supraphon.
Gluzounov: The Seasons. MRO Khaikin. Melodiya/EMI.
Liszt: Years of Pilgrimage, Second Year. Farnadi. HMV.
Rameau: Works for Harpsichord, George Malcolm. Argo. (Box)
You must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2019, 10:53:17 AM »
Post 'em here! Don't throw pearls to swine in that other thread...  :laugh:

Hello Valkyrie,

Here's a copy of the LP portion of my posting under Recent Purchases:

Went with a friend to see my audio guy at the fine audio store where he works today [Nice guy, he helped me to box up and lift my rather heavy amp into his car and drove us to bring my amp in for a bit of work!].  While we were there, I also suggested that we go to a record store nearby (sells used CDs and LPs).  Did some digging around and came back with these classical LPs (and two CDs):

Nicolai Gedda "Berühmte Italienische Arien" on Odeon
A couple of Gérard Souzay LPs (I was excited to run across!) - GS Sings Operatic Arias on Philips - mono though (also available in stereo), so hope that I'll adjust well to the sound.  It and the next one were promotional copies.
GS - A Century of French Stong, Philips, mono
An unopened copy of Eugene Ormandy and Philly playing Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 on Columbia's Odyssey
Beethoven's Rasumovsky Quartet with the Vlach Quartet on Parliament
Igor Stravinsky's Petrouchka with the L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Ansermet - London
and a double-LP of Domingo called "Bravissimo, Domingo" of arias and duets on RCA Red Seal

and a few pop albums which I might post elsewhere when I have a moment.

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #108 on: January 29, 2019, 12:23:06 PM »
You and me both! The wife is forever telling me "why do you always do things the hard way!"

I inherited two watches. The one I wear daily is circa 1954 which incredibly doesn't play up and keeps good time.

Mine's in the shop!  Thank you for reminding me.  I should be hearing from them soon.  To be fair, the watch has been quite faithful to me.  I've had it for probably a bit less than 20 years (bought new).  One day, it just stopped working; I figured that it must just need a new battery--nope!  In for, hopefully, a relatively inexpensive overhaul (the jewelers had to send it out to a specialist).

In the meantime, when I feel like I really need to keep track of the time, I wind up my grandfather's old pocket watch!  :-)

By the way, I emailed a screen shot of that comic to 'my guy' at the audio shop.  Hope that he appreciates it!   :-\

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2019, 12:39:16 PM »
Mine's in the shop!  Thank you for reminding me.  I should be hearing from them soon.  To be fair, the watch has been quite faithful to me.  I've had it for probably a bit less than 20 years (bought new).  One day, it just stopped working; I figured that it must just need a new battery--nope!  In for, hopefully, a relatively inexpensive overhaul (the jewelers had to send it out to a specialist).

In the meantime, when I feel like I really need to keep track of the time, I wind up my grandfather's old pocket watch!  :-)

By the way, I emailed a screen shot of that comic to 'my guy' at the audio shop.  Hope that he appreciates it!   :-\

I used to wear one, on a chain, in a waistcoat pocket of a three piece suit when I was a young man. It just stopped working on me. I never got it fixed.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #110 on: January 29, 2019, 05:15:02 PM »
I used to wear one, on a chain, in a waistcoat pocket of a three piece suit when I was a young man. It just stopped working on me. I never got it fixed.
Oh, sweet!   :) Do you still own it?  And is it worth getting it fixed?  I've tucked mine into my purse (though I do have the original chain).  I doubt if it's worth much, but it's rather special as it does also  have his initials engraved into it and was given to me by my father.  I do also have an inexpensive Timex on which I could have had the battery just replaced, but gravitated towards the family piece instead.

Best,

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #111 on: January 30, 2019, 01:08:04 AM »
Hello Valkyrie,

Here's a copy of the LP portion of my posting under Recent Purchases:

Went with a friend to see my audio guy at the fine audio store where he works today [Nice guy, he helped me to box up and lift my rather heavy amp into his car and drove us to bring my amp in for a bit of work!].  While we were there, I also suggested that we go to a record store nearby (sells used CDs and LPs).  Did some digging around and came back with these classical LPs (and two CDs):

Nicolai Gedda "Berühmte Italienische Arien" on Odeon
A couple of Gérard Souzay LPs (I was excited to run across!) - GS Sings Operatic Arias on Philips - mono though (also available in stereo), so hope that I'll adjust well to the sound.  It and the next one were promotional copies.
GS - A Century of French Stong, Philips, mono
An unopened copy of Eugene Ormandy and Philly playing Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 on Columbia's Odyssey
Beethoven's Rasumovsky Quartet with the Vlach Quartet on Parliament
Igor Stravinsky's Petrouchka with the L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Ansermet - London
and a double-LP of Domingo called "Bravissimo, Domingo" of arias and duets on RCA Red Seal

and a few pop albums which I might post elsewhere when I have a moment.

Which Rasumovsky Quartet, P ?
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #112 on: January 30, 2019, 01:21:17 AM »


By the way, I emailed a screen shot of that comic to 'my guy' at the audio shop.  Hope that he appreciates it!   :-\

It's going viral! ;D The best cartoons have an element of truth.
You must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2019, 06:02:00 AM »
Which Rasumovsky Quartet, P ?

My goof!  It was No. 7 in F. (Op. 59, No. 1).  I wonder how their recordings of the other two are (guessing that the Vlach Quartet also recorded them?  Or no?).  Do you have any of their Beethoven String Quartet recordings Irons?

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #114 on: January 30, 2019, 06:03:49 AM »
It's going viral! ;D The best cartoons have an element of truth.

Haven't heard back from him yet; hopefully he also found it to be amusing!

Any idea where Lee found it?

PD

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #115 on: January 30, 2019, 07:11:28 AM »
My goof!  It was No. 7 in F. (Op. 59, No. 1).  I wonder how their recordings of the other two are (guessing that the Vlach Quartet also recorded them?  Or no?).  Do you have any of their Beethoven String Quartet recordings Irons?

PD

I do have that recording, P. The Vlach Quartet are first port of call for the Op.18 set. Josef Vlach made some fine recordings as a conductor.

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #116 on: January 30, 2019, 07:19:12 AM »
Haven't heard back from him yet; hopefully he also found it to be amusing!

Any idea where Lee found it?

PD

No I don't. Apparently Alex Gregory is cartoonist for "New Yorker". Recognise the feller on the left?














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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #117 on: January 30, 2019, 08:56:25 AM »
No I don't. Apparently Alex Gregory is cartoonist for "New Yorker". Recognise the feller on the left?



No, I don't Irons.

I do love/appreciate many of the cartoons that I've seen in the New Yorker magazine though!  :-)  Are you familiar with this cartoonist's work/style?  I'll bet that you are!   ;)https://condenaststore.com/featured/new-yorker-cover-june-5-1989-ronald-searle.html

PD

p.s.  I'd love to get one of his original cartoons!

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #118 on: January 30, 2019, 09:07:33 AM »
Oh, sweet!   :) Do you still own it?  And is it worth getting it fixed? I've tucked mine into my purse (though I do have the original chain).  I doubt if it's worth much, but it's rather special as it does also  have his initials engraved into it and was given to me by my father.  I do also have an inexpensive Timex on which I could have had the battery just replaced, but gravitated towards the family piece instead.

Best,

PD

I never gave it away so I do have it somewhere. Like yours it is not worth getting fixed I think as the value is only sentimental.
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #119 on: January 31, 2019, 04:33:33 PM »
I never gave it away so I do have it somewhere. Like yours it is not worth getting fixed I think as the value is only sentimental.
Sorry, but I think that you confused my postings a bit as my grandfather's watch (the pocket watch) works; it was my wristwatch that needed fixing (they also cleaned it, etc.).  Perhaps you might want to rethink getting it fixed?  Maybe if you brought it to a reputable  repairer they might give you an idea what it might cost to fix it (for a modest sum)?  Wristwatch is back now and fixed I'm pleased to report.

Good luck!

PD