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    01-24-2018, 04:59 AM
    I remember my father talking about minesweeping in the Adriatic during WW2. Day after day of cloudless skies and unbroken sunshine. He used to long...
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    01-24-2018, 04:20 AM
    Agreed. It's a good rule of thumb - the more defensive people get the more threatened they must feel. And in this situation, so they should. But...
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    01-24-2018, 03:40 AM
    You seem to be excelling yourself in the generation of childish and ignorant drivel on this thread.
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    01-23-2018, 03:08 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Come on over and we'll break open the piggy bank and go see/hear some glorious opera at the RoH. When may I expect you? Sounds to me as if you...
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    01-23-2018, 03:02 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Cannot afford.....too right. A very rare treat |:( I would love to "happen to be in Prague", but, sadly, that's not going to happen in the...
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    01-23-2018, 12:49 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Good advice. But many of these clips are from live performances. This one seems to have been from the Royal Opera House in London. That's a very big...
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    01-23-2018, 12:46 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Not bad??? Flippin' brilliant! Lovely voice. My all time favourite Violetta is Ileana Cortrubas - another blast from the past. But Diana Damrau is...
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    01-23-2018, 08:00 AM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    "Heard melodies are sweet But those unheard are sweeter" Sorry, Keatsie Baby, can't agree. Not when I listen to the Master! ;) I've read a lot...
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    01-23-2018, 07:06 AM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Absolutely right! Mozart is the most human of composers. He wrote some lovely religious music, not least, I suspect, in response to the drama of the...
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    01-23-2018, 06:59 AM
    I don't doubt it. Controlling nuclear proliferation may be a worthy aim, but nations that have not complied with the requirements of "the West" (or,...
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    01-23-2018, 03:57 AM
    :d:d:d
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    01-23-2018, 03:24 AM
    I'm not grumpy and mean, but Sam the cat, who sits beside me on the desk and helps with the typing, went all grumpy and mean when he saw this. He...
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    01-23-2018, 03:09 AM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Good advice |:) My own interest in opera started when I was 14. My father took me to a performance of Cosi. I thought I would be bored, but I was...
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    01-23-2018, 02:28 AM
    Not only that, but long term N Korea watchers know that these kinds of temporary fluctuation in N/S relations have happened before. They don't...
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    01-21-2018, 03:44 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Minnesota food in The Bilge
    Speaking as a non meat eater, but occasional, and appreciative, fish eater - STOPPIT! You are making me hungry! |:)
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    01-21-2018, 03:29 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Minnesota food in The Bilge
    I'm always struck by the widespread squeamishness about some of the "old timey" frugal foods of the past when people are so willing to suspend their...
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    01-21-2018, 03:19 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Did you listen to Barbara Bonney? If she's not easy on the ear, I don't know who is. But, to quote my sainted granny (what a dame!) from another...
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    01-21-2018, 02:46 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    I wouldn't put it past him, but I doubt if he would have had time to do much on the inventing food front. What with being a child prodigy, keeping...
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    01-21-2018, 02:39 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Minnesota food in The Bilge
    I think I shall have to refer that to Nick, as I am not really sure what it is.
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    01-21-2018, 02:38 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Minnesota food in The Bilge
    Thank you, Rob. It never crossed my mind to suspect you thought otherwise or meant any disrespect. I hope you will get your wish - I think you...
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    01-21-2018, 12:47 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Deleted. Duplicate post
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    01-21-2018, 12:42 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Lest there be those who are not familiar with Mozart's glorious Italian operas, it's worth remembering the German ones as well. Based on the old...
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    01-21-2018, 12:01 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Minnesota food in The Bilge
    I don't think I've ever tasted a condensed tinned soup. But I do make a lot of soup. Had a big bowl of ribollita, poured over toast rubbed with...
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    01-21-2018, 11:51 AM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Minnesota food in The Bilge
    She will welcome you, enfold you in love and be delighted that you would like to be fed! And she will make you laugh as well. If you were a a...
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    01-20-2018, 03:26 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    You and me both |:)
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    01-20-2018, 03:25 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    Mine too |:)
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    01-20-2018, 03:24 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    That's always a problem. Opera is a very expensive medium.... I do appreciate the live cinemas screenings, although nothing can compare with live...
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    01-20-2018, 02:35 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Minnesota food in The Bilge
    Indeed - a depressing idea. I was partly brought up by my Granny MacDonald (of Skye) and her food was delicious - leeks, carrots, barley, onions,...
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    01-20-2018, 01:40 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Minnesota food in The Bilge
    That's a little problematic, because I am, by choice, mainly vegetarian these days. But I have enjoyed haggis (many times) black pudden and brawn in...
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    01-20-2018, 12:23 PM
    downthecreek replied to a thread Mozartís birthday in The Bilge
    OMG! Here's me agreeing with SB as well, now! Good music is good music. And you can play with it as much as you like. The quality will always shine...
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Lifelong sailor, worked on big, beautiful wooden boats
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