Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by falling_dance, Aug 9, 2013.
Also, the overhyping of the awesomely bad Seventh Symphony, followed swiftly by a negative critical reaction, hurt Shostakovich's reputation for several decades afterward (in the US, at least). As late as November 1989, the music critic Blanche Devereaux exclaimed that she had "no idea that music that loud could be so boring" (or words to that effect).
If Blanche Devereaux said so, it must be true.
What episode was this?
"Dancing in the Dark", Season 5.
the actual line: "It is amazing how music that loud can be so boring!"
Re #330, I choose to believe it.
Rose's room, version one
Rose's room, version two
I thought this was going to be a Sims re-creation.
My internet is slow right now so someone else can pick.
Oh, so you're saying that I shouldn't do that? Actually, I'm rather Sims-ed out right now.
All the Golden Girls room are so '80s and dated, but of all of them, Blanche's room is by far the snazziest, and, besides, it's where all the action happens.
NYC update: went to the Cloisters, the Met, and the Village Vanguard today (Saturday); going to the US Open tomorrow and the Jazz Standard tomorrow night.
Back to pads and rooms: if I were to create my own pad, which would you advise? I would likely go for a 2 or 3 bedroom setup and rent the extra rooms out.
Nice, newer townhouse, but one that's narrow and cramped in between lots of other cookie-cutter townhouses
Stand-alone house, but an older one in a less desirable area
nice newer cookie-cutter
September 1 people:
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Yvonne De Carlo
C. J. Cherryh
Not birthdays again.... I need to look most of them up...
I had free Korean BBQ tonight!!! have you had it?
have you had soju?
yes, yes. all wonderful
Never tried either and both look delicious ... I'm learning here how little I know about things I need to broaden my experiences!
Today should I
have a lazy day in front of the computer/tv
get my butt in gear and go shopping
I think it's been three days in a row that I've had siouxdonym ing. Tomorrow, should I try to make it four?
East Coast stopover before/after Thanksgiving:
X-Men: Days of future past
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
I won't see either.
Was Linda Fratianne less than impressive as a freeskater?
yes, much less
purple by-gone era
Only in comparison to skaters of the caliber of Fleming, Lynn, and Hamill, IMO.
stronger case for a medal, despite the compulsory figures:
Biellmann in 1980
Ito in 1988
purple I haven't seen the figures, chyld.
Fish that were farmed
Caught in the wild
I'm very neurotic about the fish I consume ever since Fukushima. Scary stuff.
If given 100 free skating lessons, which would you learn?
figures ... too out of shape for anything else lol
who would you like your 100 free lessons to be from?
If you could rip off anyone's program and skate it yourself, what would it be?
Patrick Chan 08-09 LP
Patrick Chan 12-13 SP
Jeremy Abbott 07-08 LP
Jeremy Abbott 09-10 LP
Jeremy Abbott 11-12 LP
Shen/Zhao 06-07 LP
Anissina/Peizerat 97-98 FD
Belbin/Agosto 04-05 FD
Virtue/Moir 09-10 OD
Davis/White 09-10 OD
Michelle Kwan 95-96 SP
Michelle Kwan 95-96 LP
Michelle Kwan 96-97 SP
Michelle Kwan 96-97 LP
Michelle Kwan 97-98 SP
Michelle Kwan 97-98 LP
Michelle Kwan 98-99 LP
Michelle Kwan 99-00 LP
Michelle Kwan 00-01 SP
Michelle Kwan 00-01 LP
Michelle Kwan 01-02 LP
Michelle Kwan 02-03 SP
Michelle Kwan 03-04 LP
Michelle Kwan 04-05 SP
Kwan's 1998-1999 LP, which, while brilliant when she skated it, would be if performed by me.
Actually, it would go a bit like this: , 3z2t, (Charlotte), (70s Soviet tango music), 3t3t biggrinbo), 3r, (layback), combination spin, (back to Ariane), 3f, 2a, (fluid arm movements), 3s, (arabesque spiral), flying camel into an upright spin, (music change), steps into 3z, (fast circular steps), falling leaf, flying sit-Y-upright spin, ! ! !
Fisher's Lane Bridge
Hmmm... the latter sounds more historic, but the former sounds less likely to be in the middle of a toxic waste dump, so I'll go with the former?
And, of course, I like the Golden Gate Bridge (my pic) and the Bay Bridge the most.
I'd also do Chan's 12-13 SP combined with Abbott's 11-12 (and 13-14) LP, except in Abbott's case I'd go with the real version of the music recorded by Muse, with the lyrics that is.
Anyway, several weeks ago I discovered Janelle Monae when she got some airtime on KCRW's MBE.
Favorite Janelle Monae song besides Tightrope?
Say You'll Go
Neon Valley Street
That's a wonderful photograph.
Ma Lin, "Orchids"
Georgia O'Keefe, "An Orchid"?
I am partial to G-Keefe but Ma Lin is tempting.
Most exciting era for figure skating (Mens)
Our current era
Late 70s, then the early 90s.
a few of my favorite spirals:
Toller Cranston, Strawberry Ice
Chen Lu, 1998 Olympics
Rohene Ward, 2004 Vienna Cup exhibition
Michelle Kwan, 2005 US Nats
Those are great choices. But Toller takes the cake for successfully evading those sea monsters.