J.A.W.

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  1. 7 minutes ago, ghost of miles said:

    WTF? Via Josh Marshall:

     The last 48 hours have seen multiple press reports of people who appear to be federal law enforcement patrolling in the vicinity of the White House, refusing to identify who they are or what agency they represent. According to a report this afternoon from Garrett Haake of NBC News federal law enforcement officers of some kind pushed the crowd perimeter back from the White House but refused to identify themselves, what agency they represented and had removed all insignia or name plates that might identify them.

    As an outsider I've refrained from commenting on what's happening, but this is now really beginning to sound creepy... What's the US descending into??


  2. 31 minutes ago, Dan Gould said:

    JFC.

    "It's a very small step to a military take over" except for:

    230 years of not ever happening;

    Extremely well-trained military with an absolute understanding of what their role and position is in the system.

    How long was Brazil a democracy before 1964 (serious question)? Also had the military intervened at any time in the past (also serious)?

    This is nothing but TDS on the level of "Trump will stay in office regardless of the election."

    These acronyms are probably easy to understand for American users here, but for non-US posters like me it's usually abracadbra - so, what does TDS stand for?


  3. We've had demonstrations here too and the authorities are worried about people not adhering to social distancing rules. So, relatively quiet compared to what you all are going through. Watched CNN yesterday and was shocked by what I saw. Maybe I shouldn't say this as a non-US citizen, but I really hope November will bring change...


  4. 10 minutes ago, hbbfam said:
    For any of you out there awaiting the second run, Scott emailed me in response, that they were shipping next week.

    For those of you awaiting the second wave, Scott emailed me that they are planning to ship next week.

    For any of you out there awaiting the second run, Scott emailed me in response, that they were shipping next week.I
    For any of you out there awaiting the second run, Scott emailed me in response, that they were shipping next week.

    We got the message ;)


  5. 30 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

    Wow. 30 sets is a lot!  

    I'm jealous. :g

    Actually, 36 - below are the (almost) complete cycles I have (I was thinking of getting rid of some of them, but no one wants classical CDs anymore, so I might as well keep them):

    (listed chronologically, with recording dates)

    Wilhelm Kempff (Polydor, Grammophon; incomplete, 1925-1936, 1940-1943)

    Artur Schnabel (EMI; 1932-1937)

    Rudolf Serkin (RCA; incomplete, 1941-1977)

    Wilhelm Backhaus (Decca; 1950-1954)

    Wilhelm Kempff (DG; 1951-1956)

    Walter Gieseking (EMI; incomplete, 1951-1956)

    Solomon (EMI; incomplete, 1951-1956)

    Yves Nat (EMI; 1953-1955)

    Wilhelm Backhaus (Decca; incomplete, 1958-1969)

    Claudio Arrau (Philips; 1962-1966)

    Sviatoslav Richter (Philips and Melodiya; incomplete, 1963-1992)

    Wilhelm Kempff (DG; 1964-1965)

    Friedrich Gulda (Amadeo; 1967)

    Claude Frank (RCA; 1967-1969)

    Éric Heidsieck (EMI; 1967-1973)

    Bruce Hungerford (Piano Classics; incomplete, 1967-1976)

    Alfred Brendel (Philips; 1971-1978)

    Emil Gilels (DG; incomplete, 1972-1985)

    Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca; 1974-1982)

    Maurizio Pollini (DG; 1975-2014)

    Annie Fischer (Hungaroton, 1977-1978)

    Rudolf Buchbinder (Teldec; 1980-1982)

    Claudio Arrau (Philips; incomplete, 1984-1990)

    Stephen Kovacevich (EMI; 1991-2003)

    Alfred Brendel (Philips; 1992-1996)

    Richard Goode (Nonesuch; early 1990s)

    Andrea Lucchesini (Stradivarius; 1999-2001)

    Ronald Brautigam (BIS; 2003-2008)

    András Schiff (ECM; 2004-2006)

    Daniel Barenboim (Decca; 2005)

    Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi; 2005-2008)

    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Chandos; 2008-2014)

    François-Frédéric Guy (Zig-Zag Territoires; 2009-2012)

    Stewart Goodyear (Marquis; 2010-2012)

    Igor Levit (Sony; 2013, 2017-2019)

    Konstantin Lifschitz (2017-2019)

     

    53 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

    IIRC, I have Schnabel, Kempff 1, Wuhrer, Brendel 1, Gould and Rosen. Have probably disposed of a dozen.

    Wilhelm Kempff made his first recording of Op.110 in 1936, but I assume you mean his 1951 recording.


  6. My USPS Int'l Priority Mail package from Colorado finally arrived today, after more than 4 weeks...

    3 hours ago, Brad said:

    I’m still awaiting two CDs from Japan that were shipped through the post office in early April. DHL is the best way to go these days. 

    I agree. I got several packages that only took a couple of days to get here via DHL - all within the EU.


  7. I don't think anything is lost, just indefinitely delayed, especially packages that are shipped internationally. One shipment can get lost, maybe two, but so many, unlikely. I still think the air traffic problems are to blame. A package from Sweden that usually takes a few days recently took three weeks to arrive at my doorstep, and that's within the EU.


  8. On 8-5-2020 at 0:49 AM, J.A.W. said:

    I'm still waiting for a package that was mailed by int'l priority mail from Colorado on April 24. It seems to be stuck at a USPS depot in San Francisco. No idea when it will get here, as there's hardly any transatlantic air traffic right now.

    Still waiting for that package... No tracking update since April 28.


  9. 11 hours ago, Late said:

    I missed out on all of these sets, but have collected Walker, Spann, and Hopkins on individual discs. Slightly off-topic (for a Betty Carter thread), but are there any recommendations for single disc overviews from Milburn and Brown? In other words, if you could only purchase one disc a piece from these two artists, what would you choose?

    Just sent you a PM.


  10. 1 hour ago, gmonahan said:

    The last one was the Rosemary Clooney CBS Radio Sessions. The Ella set was before that. There have been sets devoted to Crosby, Sarah Vaughan, Mildred Bailey, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day, Peggy Lee and June Christy, and the Four Freshmen, plus the Blues/R&B sets, so a number have been given over to vocalists.

     

     

     

    gregmo

    The Blues/R&B sets were the ones by T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn, Charles Brown and Otis Spann/Lightning Hopkins. Great sets, love them.


  11. I'm still waiting for a package that was mailed by int'l priority mail from Colorado on April 24. It seems to be stuck at a USPS depot in San Francisco. No idea when it will get here, as there's hardly any transatlantic air traffic right now.


  12. 59 minutes ago, colinmce said:

    I still can't quite believe that the two Dave Burns Vanguard LPs have never been on CD in any form, even in some Andorran configuration. Is that really true?

    I posted that list 15 years ago and in the meantime some of thiose albums have been reissued by Fresh Sound, but might be OOP by now.


  13. 1 hour ago, Dave Garrett said:

    Hip-O also released a third set that went up to 1974, Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969 - 1974. Given the asking prices for the Hip-O sets now, if I didn't already have them and was looking to get a comprehensive set of Berry's recordings I'd probably opt for the big Bear Family box instead. I haven't heard it, but I've read generally positive things about it (although the mastering on some BF sets can be a contentious subject).

    Chuck Berry: Rock And Roll Music - Any Old Way You Choose It - The Complete Studio Recordings ... Plus! (16-CD & 2 Bücher)

    You're right, totally forgot about that third Hip-O set. Never got it, the material is not my cup of tea. The 1950s were Berry's prime years; the decline set in during the following decade, although he made a few fine recordings in the early 1960s.