Peter and the Wolf

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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Coronagold » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:52 pm

I'm sorry, but there are a very small number of Classical pieces I never care to hear of again, one of them being Bolero. Lately, beethoven.com tends to air it faithfully every morning between 6 to 6:30am EST.
Ever have flu fever or sleep deprivation delerium? Well, that is what Bolero reminds me of every time I hear it and I have to change the channel immediately. I'm not trying to change your line-up, I'm just saying, that's all.
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby jamiebk » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:20 am

We all agree (except Selma :lol: ) that they play it too much. Fortunately, it's a relatively short piece. :crazy:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:48 pm

Hijack alert! This is the thread for people who want to complain about P&tW (except for those of us who like to rejoice in P&tW) and the thread for whining (or rejoicing) about Bolero is over in the Nicole Marie forum.

I've gotten the speakers working again (reseat the sound card, reseat the out connectors, dust and defuzz everything else inside the computer...) and am now prepared to enjoy the story, next time we get someone to tell me the Peter and the Wolf story... :grin:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:57 pm

Hooray! Jonathan Winters is telling me the story! :rotfl:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby jamiebk » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:09 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:Hooray! Jonathan Winters is telling me the story! :rotfl:


Like you don't know it by heart already! :rofl: :crazy:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:21 pm

I'm pretty sure that Peter should be speaking with a West Vahjinyah (or possibly Gawgia) accent. It was the line about the pickup truck that gave him away. :rofl:

Are we sure that woof isn't a great big monster coyote?

When Pete grows up, he'll probably be a NASCAR driver. :mrgreen: :#1:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:41 pm

jamiebk wrote:We all agree (except Selma :lol: ) that they play it too much. Fortunately, it's a relatively short piece. :crazy:



Not short enough.... :mrgreen: :wink:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:07 pm

Is it just that I'm the only one here with a Scandaloovian sense of humor? Or do the rest of yez not get the visuals that I so enjoy?

Peter is clearly a backwoods hellion (nevermind what continent the backwoods are on) and his poor old Grandpa is one of those skinny, grumpy old dudes that never gives up and never gives in. Probably wears overalls and a gimme cap.

Bolero comes with a bunch of different visuals but they are all disneyesque. I enjoy them exceedingly, particularly when the trumpets are mocking the clarinets! (Clarinets deserve to be mocked. They sound like cheese.)

I'm beginning to have second thoughts about that Beethoven Fantasia/9th symphony thing. All that joy is beginning to give me a headache.
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:53 am

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:Bolero comes with a bunch of different visuals but they are all disneyesque. I enjoy them exceedingly, particularly when the trumpets are mocking the clarinets! (Clarinets deserve to be mocked. They sound like cheese.)




Selma,
Now cleaning up my cube as I lost my breakfast this morning after reading your statement about the clarinets sounding like cheese..

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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:40 am

TM, I'm so sorry about the breakfast and the extra cleaning.

BTW, I hear clarinets. Got any crackers? :popcorn: :toast: :rotfl:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:55 am

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:TM, I'm so sorry about the breakfast and the extra cleaning.

BTW, I hear clarinets. Got any crackers? :popcorn: :toast: :rotfl:



Selma,

You sure that you're not a Brass Player??

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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Shapley » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:37 pm

So, tell me. Do they ever get the duck out of the wolf?
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:48 pm

Disney version: wolf is forced to swallow vial of Ipecac, throws up, duck is fine but needs a bath.
Russian version: wolf makes a nice rug in front of Grandpa's fire, hunters are invited to share nice duck dinner.
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Shapley » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:04 pm

I think I prefer the Russian version...
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Schmeelkie » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:22 pm

In a book version we have - the duck puts up such a racket that the wolf spits him out. In the movie I think he also spits him out... in one of those they take the wolf to the zoo, in the other it's back to the forest and the wolf promises not to come back to the meadow.

I think this is the first time I ever actually heard PatW here on b.com. Always missed it before now...
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Shapley » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:48 pm

Always missed it before now...


Lucky you...
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:00 pm

Now we have Dudley Moore telling the story. It sounds like he's in his "Arthur" character, and I keep expecting to hear Liza Minnelli.

Dudley's asides might even be better than Jonathan Winters'. I'm enjoying this! :neener:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Schmeelkie » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:10 pm

I'm with Selma - I'm enjoying this version. Should be going out the door now, but will delay another 5 min... Loved the "'...a wolf could come out of the forest', he grandfathered" hee, hee. :wink:
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:55 pm

ITS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


[mental image] Haggis runs from room with his hair on fire [/mental image] Image
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:58 pm

Haggis@wk wrote:[mental image] Haggis runs from room with his hair on fire [/mental image]

Here. Put on this here fireproof gimme cap and it'll be all OK. Honest.

(Enjoying the mental image.) :twisted:
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