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  1. Bunnyears

    The Joyce Hatto Hoax

    Breaking News at the Gramophone website: there is an ongoing examination of Joyce Hatto's recordings, and they have reached the conclusion that her recordings are not by her, but by many different pianists! Apparently her husband, who is supposed to have made the recordings, has been using...
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    What's with the emoticons?

    Is it just my browser, or are others having trouble with the smilies? I'm not seeing the smile or those cute devil faces veryevil or evil. In fact, if I put in the smilies, I just get a blank! Here goes: I see them in my editing window but not on the posted message or in the preview...
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    Hurwitz's take on Pluto

    For all of you who enjoy a good chuckle, be sure to read David Hurwitz's editorial on the decision that Pluto is not a planet. Here's the link to the piece which is called, "Pluto De-Planetized; Holst Vindicated; Matthews Disgraced."
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    The Domenico Scarlatti Thread

    Scarlatti seems to crop up occassionally here, so I thought it was time for a thread dedicated to his works. For those unfamiliar with Domenico Scarlatti, he was an Italian composer, the son of composer Alessandro Scarlatti, who was famous as a harpsichordist in Rome before becoming the music...
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    Warning about feeding dogs garlic?

    I briefly heard a thing on tv about not giving dogs food that is flavored with or contains onions and garlic. Despite my best efforts I couldn't come up with more information about this. It just seemed a little strange as garlic in some form is used as a flavor enhancer in many dog foods...
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    Johnnie Johnson Passes Away

    For everyone who knows and loves the music of Chuck Berry, it is sad to note that Johnnie Johnson, the pianist who gave Chuck Berry his famous sound, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2006. He started in the Chicago clubs, playing with Muddy Waters and Albert King, but is most famous as the...
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    In Praise of Roy Harris' Third Symphony

    Aside from my one recording, I was privileged to hear Roy Harris's 3rd Symphony at Carnegie Hall last February, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welzer-Most. Along with the Harris, Radu Lupu soloed in Beethoven's Piano Concertos 2 and 3. It was a memorable evening as...
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    Upgrade woes

    I am in the process of upgrading my audio system and have found that in NYC there is no dealer that recommends a dedicated cd/sacd/hdcd/dvd-a player, and instead they all advise a dvd/hometheater (audiophile quality) player. The one that has come up most frequently is the Denon DVD 3910, which...
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    Eddie Layton Passes Away

    Eddie Layton, the long time organist for the NY Yankees has passed away after a brief illness. He had retired in September 2003 after 38 seasons of playing for the Yankees. He was the first organist to work in Yankee stadium, having been brought in by then president, Mike Burke in 1967...
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    In Congress, a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act will soon be coming up for a vote. This bill will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. Presently, because of the insurance company policies, women are forced...
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    Help storing those CDs

    My cd collection is getting so out of hand, they are now filling 6 shelves (2 deep) in my living room, which makes locating any individual cd both difficult and awkward. I have tried listing them, alphabetizing them, arranging them by genre, etc. But one party, (like Thanksgiving) and they end...
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    Best Country-Western Song Titles of all time

    These are NOT made up. This list is "The Worst [or best] Country-Western Song Titles of all time!" 1. Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed 2. Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissing you Goodbye 3. Her Teeth Was Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure 4. How Can I Miss You...
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    Franz Ferdinand is on David Letterman

    For all of you fans, Franz Ferdinand will be on David Letterman tonight!
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    How long do Etymotic foamies last?

    I use the Etymotic Er4p headphones and frequently use the gray foamies to block out external noise. I have noticed that they don't seem to last longer than a week of continuous use, and sometimes not even that long if I have to remove and reinsert them frequently. The foam doesn't seem to...
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    Another IPod problem?

    I have a new 4G 40Gig. ipod, a replacement for the first which had the hard-drive defect everyone has been talking about. Anyway,,, this one seems to have a different but similar problem: whenever the hard-drive is accessed, a faint, but definitely audible extremely high-pitched tone comes...