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  • #31
    Originally posted by Hoot Owl View Post
    Warriors - Bucks is going to be a show.
    It will be interesting. No one has taken the Bucks seriously, it seems, but they are frighteningly good. Kind of reminds me of the Warriors when they first got hot a few years ago. They've not just been beating everyone but CRUSHING them.

    But never count out the Warriors to just start raining 3's. And I can't even tell you whether it would be better or worse for them to have Durant make it back. Especially if he wouldn't be at 100%.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

      Exactly.

      And remember, live performances were no picnic for them at the time when they stopped doing them - the crowds, the screaming, the inability to go out and see the towns they were visiting, the threats from the wives of foreign leaders, etc. etc. Not to mention the fact that the PA systems of the day couldn't keep up with the SPL levels from the crowds - they often couldn't even hear themselves as they were playing. They felt live performances were too restrictive, and they wanted to focus on working in the studio, which was a far more creative and less restrictive musical environment for them... and without the necessity of having to perform the new songs live, they felt free to try new things, without having to worry about how they were going to perform them live.
      Those live shows must have been rough. I've never seen any evidence of foldback in any of the videos I've seen of their shows - and they were a vocal group.

      Taking full control of the environment they were going to play music in must have been very significant for them.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by guido61 View Post

        It will be interesting. No one has taken the Bucks seriously, it seems, but they are frighteningly good. Kind of reminds me of the Warriors when they first got hot a few years ago. They've not just been beating everyone but CRUSHING them.

        But never count out the Warriors to just start raining 3's. And I can't even tell you whether it would be better or worse for them to have Durant make it back. Especially if he wouldn't be at 100%.
        Ending the thread jack soon.

        The Warriors look like a new team with KD down. The energy level has gone up. Still, when you need points, KD is money more than anyone else on the team. Maybe he'll play twenty off the bench. That would add a whole new twist for the Bucks to choke on. The return of Damian Jones should help the bench too - he seems to have potential.

        Did you see Giannis last night? The guy's out of control...and predictable. You can tell he hasn't been playing as long as the rest of them. He's got so much size and talent thought that he's still better than anyone else on the team.
        Last edited by Hoot Owl; 05-20-2019, 12:41 PM.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Hoot Owl View Post
          Ending the thread jack soon.

          The Warriors look like a new team with KD down. The energy level has gone up. Still, when you need points, KD is money more than anyone else on the team. Maybe he'll play twenty off the bench. That would add a whole new twist for the Bucks to choke on.

          Did you see Giannis last night? The guy's out of control...and predictable. You can tell he hasn't been playing as long as the rest of them. He's got so much size and talent thought that he's still better than anyone else on the team.
          I think we're cool with the thread jack because The Beatles played their last concert in San Francisco and the Warriors are moving back there next year.

          But do they look like a new team? Or the old Warriors pre KD? But there's only so many points the team can score in a game. With KD in, the others back off, no doubt. Having him come off the bench would be interesting.

          Giannis is going to be a monster for sure. And where did the Bucks even find him? I'm just hoping the Raptors take them to six or seven games and wear them down a bit.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by guido61 View Post

            I think we're cool with the thread jack because The Beatles played their last concert in San Francisco and the Warriors are moving back there next year.

            But do they look like a new team? Or the old Warriors pre KD? But there's only so many points the team can score in a game. With KD in, the others back off, no doubt. Having him come off the bench would be interesting.

            Giannis is going to be a monster for sure. And where did the Bucks even find him? I'm just hoping the Raptors take them to six or seven games and wear them down a bit.
            Precisely. Warriors sweep Blazers. Raptors take Bucks to seven games.
            Bucks have home court over Warriors.

            I begged my folks to take me to that Candlestick concert. Didn't happen.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by SteinbergerHack View Post

              I have always failed to see the difference between "classical" and pop music as the stark line that so many people seem to envision. From my perspective, the only substantive differences are the "born on" date and the fact that the only old music that we still losten to is the 10% that isn't garbage.

              For example, I see Paganini as the rough equivalent of a Steve Vai or Miles Davis; Mozart is a bit like a Michael Jackson. How are Strauss' waltzes functionally different from modern dance music, or a Mussourgsky work terribly different from a Steely Dan album?



              JMO, YMMV.
              I'm glad you used the words "rough" and "functionally" here. It would be more accurate to say that Steve Vai is the equivalent of Paganini but in a highly degraded cultural context.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Zig al-din View Post

                I'm glad you used the words "rough" and "functionally" here. It would be more accurate to say that Steve Vai is the equivalent of Paganini but in a highly degraded cultural context.
                Really? I would say not!

                https://www.encyclopedia.com/history...ccolo-paganini

                Paganini consciously cultivated an eccentric image, which combined with his almost “demonic” ability to play the violin to make him famous. As his renown spread, box-office receipts from his concerts grew. He wore his wavy blackhair long and invariably performed in a black coat, long trousers, and a colored waistcoat.
                [...]
                As the virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886) later observed, “The excitement he created was so unusual, the magic that he practiced upon the imagination of his hearers so powerful, that they would not be satisfied with a natural explanation. Old tales of witches and ghost stories came into their minds; they attempted to explain the miracle of his playing by delving into his past, to interpret the wonder of his genius in a supernatural way; they even hinted that he had devoted his spirit to the Evil One, and that the fourth string of his violin was made from his wife’s intestines, which he himself had cut out.” Paganini’s sinister reputation was further secured in 1816, when he was accused of impregnating a woman half his age and then trying to convince her to abort the fetus. Paganini claimed he was innocent and being framed because he was rich and famous, but nonetheless he was fined and sentenced to a brief term in prison.
                [...]
                In 1833 he returned to Italy, and in 1836—suffering from ill health and exhaustion—he ceased performing altogether. He then embarked on an entertainment business venture in Paris, the Casino Paganini, where he and his partners hoped to combine gambling, musical performances, and dancing in one venue.
                Which one were you suggesting operated in a "degraded cultural context", again? Paganini sounds like the prototypical rockstar to me....
                Lease this space!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by guido61 View Post
                  It will be interesting. No one has taken the Bucks seriously, it seems, but they are frighteningly good.
                  Indeed. They went 4-0 and 4-1 in the first two playoff rounds, and are up 2-1 in the third. Brutally good.

                  That said, I would not suggest that nobody has taken them seriously. They had the best regular season record in the league, and you don't get there by luck.



                  Lease this space!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Hoot Owl View Post
                    Precisely. Warriors sweep Blazers. Raptors take Bucks to seven games.
                    Bucks have home court over Warriors.
                    Bucks will take the Raptors 4-2, and will have home court advantage against the Warriors. Can't wait to see it!
                    Lease this space!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Hoot Owl View Post

                      Did you see Giannis last night? The guy's out of control...and predictable. You can tell he hasn't been playing as long as the rest of them. He's got so much size and talent thought that he's still better than anyone else on the team.
                      Not just better than anyone else on the team....in the NBA. When he is on, he is unstoppable - Jordan-esque ability.

                      Next year, adding Zion Williams into the mix will make things very interesting.
                      Last edited by SteinbergerHack; 05-20-2019, 01:25 PM.
                      Lease this space!

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by SteinbergerHack View Post

                        Indeed. They went 4-0 and 4-1 in the first two playoff rounds, and are up 2-1 in the third. Brutally good.

                        That said, I would not suggest that nobody has taken them seriously. They had the best regular season record in the league, and you don't get there by luck.


                        No, but the sports media wasn’t taking them seriously. Small market teams don’t get the press and a lot dismissed them as too green and most expected the Raptors or even the Celtics to get past them.

                        Like I said, kind of reminds me of the Warriors of a few years ago with a young team they built through the draft and a lot of people didn’t think were for real

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                        • #42
                          Here's my Niccolo Paganini story. The virtuoso violinist was put into debtors prison for a time. He did have his violin with him so he could continue to practice.

                          unfortunately the high string broke at some point and he had no replacement. So he had to play those notes way up the neck on the third string. Got rather fluent at it.

                          after his release Niccolo was giving a recital. Lo and behold the high string breaks during the midst of the performance. And he switched effortly over to continue to play out the piece way up the neck on the 3rd string when required.

                          audience gasps in amazement. They said he made a deal with the Devil, ala Robert Johnson I suppose.

                          Nope, he was merely prepared from his time in the jail cell with only 3 strings to work with.
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Tom Hicks View Post
                            after his release Niccolo was giving a recital. Lo and behold the high string breaks during the midst of the performance. And he switched effortly over to continue to play out the piece way up the neck on the 3rd string when required.
                            The way this story was told to me is that he would intentionally break strings as part of his act. That story apparently comes from a 1982 dramatization that may or may not be true.

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                            • #44
                              Paganini was the Jimi Hendrix of his day.

                              I don't think Hendrix necessarily wanted to be Paganini but I believe Yngwie Malmsteen did - or maybe he just wanted to be Ritchie Blackmore.
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by onelife View Post
                                At one point I asked her what key the song was and she replied "I don't know but it has three flats"
                                Wtf??? You could have woken me up in the middle of any given night at around age 10 and asked me and I'd have said Eb before you finished the sentence! I find that difficult to believe in a "highly trained" performance pianist. Possibly because I went to a conservatory, which was a great deal more than "piano lessons", but a full curriculum - piano, choir, music history, music theory, solfege, etc... I admit to being rather unfamiliar with US/Canadian educational practices for child pedagogy, bur it seems to me that "highly trained" would imply all of the above, not just the ability to sight-read.

                                And I gotta disagree with Chet. I'd say "teach em how to HEAR by teaching them how to play AND read AND comprehend". All at the same time. I haven't taught full time for quite a while, bur when I did, that was my approach... I alwaya wanted my students to not just be able to play stuff back to me but to undersrand WHY they were doing it. Maybe that's why I alwaya preferred older kids and young adults as students
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