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THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby Nicole Marie » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:16 am

Thanks to Bulletin Board poster Shostakovich! Shos wrote a very nice letter to the editor in the Hartford Courant about an article called "A Crime Fighting Overture". Thanks for adding a line for Beethoven Radio!

For those that would like to read the original article: http://www.courant.com/hc-classical0304.artmar04,0,449444.story

Shos editorial: http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/letters/hc-letbox0307.artmar07,0,4857976.story
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:10 pm

Wow, that's great.

You guys have FOUR local classical radio stations?!!

:envy:

We have ~.75 of a classical music radio station here in Sandy Eggo:
The local PBS station - ~.15
A station out of L.A. - .~40
A station in Mexico - ~.20

That's why B.com is such a breath of civilization in this particular land of the Philistines.
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:25 pm

We also have 934 (Classical Masterpieces), 935 (Opera), 936 (Light Classical), and 947 (KUSC) if you have the cable radio. The local PBS station is unsat. I don't get the LA station at all. The Mexico station is sometimes OK, sometimes very badly bestaticked.

You have to buy extended digital cable, in addition to basic cable, to get the radio stations. :mad:
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:09 pm

Selma,

We used to have Classical radio on our satellite package, but lost it when we switched to Dish Network from DirectTV. Dish Network offers Sirius Satellite but it does not come as part of the basic package. :mad:

Fortunately, I have a large collection of classical CD's. If I'm really in need of some serious (not Sirius!) classical music, I can plug in a turntable and listen to something from my vinyl collection.

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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby barfle » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:12 pm

Although I can see why some might be offended at their favorite music being used as an irritant to those antisocial types, I have considered putting the Revenge Aria on a loop for obnoxious neighbors. Apologies to bones, I know he likes it.

But, of course, the bottom line is whatever works, as long as it doesn't violate the Constitution.

We have a classical station in DC that runs 24/7, and it's generally OK, but living in the hole I do, my reception is generally limited to what I can get from XM, which is part of my DirecTV subscription.
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:48 pm

Getting satellite/cable TV classical music stations would involve having satellite/cable service. No thanks.

Hey Barfle, Magic Flute's coming to town! You ought to show up just to hear your favorite aria!

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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:13 pm

OT and I politely differ on the cable subject. I greatly enjoy my cable channels; some radio and some are TV. What, no History channel? No R. Lee? No Emeril? No HGTV? No Bravo? :yikes: :eek:
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:53 pm

I've managed to survive with only Anitques Roadshow to feed the addiction, although I admit I do miss the Hitler.........uh, I mean History channel.

I think I've even managed to cure my Law and Order addiction in the process.

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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby piqaboo » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:55 pm

Selma, its not that we dont like what is on cable... its that we like it tooooooo much. Between that and a tight budget, it seemed better to go on the cableholics program.
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:08 pm

You all must watch a lot more TV than I do. It's more like "150 channels and nothings on" to me. I rarely watch enough TV to justify paying the bill. However, the sitter watches it while she sits with my stepson, and I do enjoy a movie once in a while. My son enjoys the Cartoon Network.

I like the History Channel, but I probably haven't watched it in months. Of the few programs I do watch, most are available on network TV. If I have the time and interest to sit and watch very much TV, I'll usually plug in a DVD and watch a movie of my choosing...

All in all, I'd rather read a good book, preferable about sailing.

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P.S., if it wasn't for the GOP channel, the National Review Channel, The PNAC Superstation, and the NRA Channel, I'd probably get rid of the darn thing. ;)

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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby barfle » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:09 pm

So, this started out being a thread about classical music as a weapon, and in less than twelve hours has degenerated into cable/satellite TV, and finally a bit of politics. Does that about sum it up?

Now I'm going to see if anyone is interested in GELATO!
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:45 pm

Mmm, gelato.

TV is important. It's not possible for me to knit, or sew, while reading so I need (cable) TV or (cable) radio.

The cable radio very often is set to a classical music program.

See! I'm On Topic!!!!!

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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby shostakovich » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:49 pm

V/R
Shapley

P.S., if it wasn't for the GOP channel, the National Review Channel, The PNAC Superstation, and the NRA Channel, I'd probably get rid of the darn thing.


Cute!
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby shostakovich » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:53 pm

And, Nicole, thanks for the accolade.
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:36 pm

I'm pretty sure there'd be less crime in the U.S. if Americans had access to real gelato.

Especially if they listened to classical music while they ate it....

I understand you can only access the PNAC Superstation if you know the secret handshake...
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby bignaf » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:47 pm

I think they mean to use the classical music to provide a certain mood that not conducive to crime.
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby Shapley » Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:06 am

OT,

RE:I understand you can only access the PNAC Superstation if you know the secret handshake...

No, you have to install a decoder on the satellite dish. It costs $49.99 plus two boxtops...
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby treebeau » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:29 am

Although I like the idea, what will stop the undesireable people from simply bringing Boom Boxes and turning them up louder than the piped in Classical Music? Or using their Ipod ear plugs (which I see wherever I go now)?

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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby piqaboo » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:35 am

Probably nothing, but its not an expensive experiment to try.
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Re: THANK YOU SHOSTAKOVICH!!

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:26 pm

Originally posted by Shapley:
OT,

RE:[b]I understand you can only access the PNAC Superstation if you know the secret handshake...


No, you have to install a decoder on the satellite dish. It costs $49.99 plus two boxtops... [/b]
But I don't buy that Kool-Aid...
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