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The Rules of Life
6/28/14 | Life

Posted on 06/28/2014 6:14:28 AM PDT by Vision

1. No harpsichord. If you begin to listen to music with a harpsichord, turn it off. The only time a harpsichord is appropriate is in watching reruns of the Addams Family.

2. No Sting. Sting and his music are everything that is wrong with metrosexual men, Europe, and the Left.


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1 posted on 06/28/2014 6:14:28 AM PDT by Vision
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To: Vision

I see your harpsichord and raise you a sackbutt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xPDS6nhA8c


2 posted on 06/28/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Vision
No Sting. Sting and his music are everything that is wrong with metrosexual men, Europe, and the Left.

I'm not even close to being well schooled on "Sting's" work but he's been involved in at least two things that I enjoy..."Do They Know It's Christmas?" being one of them.

3 posted on 06/28/2014 6:22:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Vision

Don’t wear white shoes before Easter or after Labor Day.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 6:24:05 AM PDT by randita
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To: Vision

I love the harpsichord.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 6:30:09 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian
The piano isn't good enough?
6 posted on 06/28/2014 6:32:33 AM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Back later, making Popcorn. :)


7 posted on 06/28/2014 6:33:03 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Vision

Learn the difference between sh*t and Shineola at an early age!


8 posted on 06/28/2014 6:33:39 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Vision; BlackElk

William F. Buckley HAD a harpsichord, and played it for a well-known freeper’s wife when she was on a professional visit and excused herself from the room for a nursing break.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 6:36:42 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Vision

I’ve had Bach’s harpsichord concertos in my music collection for over 35 years. Love um!

But I love Italian Baroqe even more...Albinoni, Boccherini,Corelli, Manfredini, Geminiani etc even more...


10 posted on 06/28/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: Vision

Don’t think of yourself first.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 6:41:39 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Nobody’s perfect.
12 posted on 06/28/2014 6:43:34 AM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Ammo Republic 15

baroqe = baroque

sorry...the coffee thing again!


13 posted on 06/28/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: Vision
1. No harpsichord. If you begin to listen to music with a harpsichord, turn it off. The only time a harpsichord is appropriate is in watching reruns of the Addams Family.

Sorry I disagree and counter with J S Bach's Harpsichord Concerti (BWV 1052-65). I'm going to play them right now.

As for Mr Sting, who is he?

14 posted on 06/28/2014 6:46:11 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Vision
The piano isn't good enough?

It is clear from your writing that you are in need of a substantive music appreciation course.

But for the harpsichord one wouldn't have had the predicate model for what eventually became the piano.

FReegards!

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15 posted on 06/28/2014 6:47:54 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: SES1066
Sting is a musician from Europe who has been going through menopause his entire life.

Anything done with a harpsichord can be made better with a piano.

16 posted on 06/28/2014 6:50:46 AM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Ammo Republic 15
baroqe = baroque

If it ain't "baroque", go fix it.

17 posted on 06/28/2014 6:51:33 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Vision

You remind me of the British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham who once said that the harpsichord sounded like “two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof.”

Although I disagree...


18 posted on 06/28/2014 7:00:21 AM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: Vision

Hillary Clinton, “When Bill and I left the White House we were nearly baroque.”


19 posted on 06/28/2014 7:01:24 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Vision

No way I’m giving up Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 7:10:36 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Vision
Anything done with a harpsichord can be made better with a piano.

I think that you are bordering upon a degree of fanaticism here but as a fellow FReeper, I will not bring your derangement to the attention of the authorities. Whilst the piano is a stronger and more universal instrument, certain pieces, especially those with strong string sections, do benefit from the more string-like sound of the harpsichord. Given that historically, a major factor in the development of the piano/pianoforte was the strength of the sound, the modern amplified harpsichord does well for the kind of music that suits it.

Compare BWV 1058 "Concerto Number 7" between the Harpsichord and the Piano versions. I do prefer the former.

Thanks for the inspiration this morning, I am enjoying Kenneth Gilbert and "The English Concert" (Trevor Pinnock) for the Bach pieces. Beautiful and quite the improvement over Washington dissonance!

PS: Based upon your obvious knowledge and superior judgement, which would you think be superior as back ground music for Ahmed Abu Khattala's cell and interrogation, Boy George or Anton Berg? Would there be any Geneva Code fallout?

21 posted on 06/28/2014 7:27:16 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Vision

For those who enjoy JS Bach on harpsichord and clavichord, let me recommend the music of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. While the music of JS is mathematical clockwork perfection, CPE’s music is playful, almost jazzy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPjMJZFsKmo


22 posted on 06/28/2014 7:35:26 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Ammo Republic 15

That is pretty funny.

And, off topic, but that reminds me of what was said about the name of a great old ad agency: Batten, Barton, Durstein & Osborne (BBD&O) - it sounded like a trunk falling down stairs.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 7:36:53 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Vision

Try saying “harpsichord” five times fast.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 7:42:47 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SES1066
I would torture him with nonstop harpsichord- that hollow, tinny, unnatural sound; alternating 12 hour shifts covered by Rosie O'Donnell and a Kardashian.
25 posted on 06/28/2014 8:00:48 AM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

The Baron liked Sting a LOT!

26 posted on 06/28/2014 8:25:14 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Vision

Dueling harpsichords!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMZ4QQnQNU

Thou hast indeed a purty mouth!


27 posted on 06/28/2014 8:57:12 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What the hell is Shineola anyway?


28 posted on 06/28/2014 9:03:55 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

An old-timey shoe polish.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 9:10:48 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
What the hell is Shineola anyway?

Here's hoping you've learned the difference.

;>)

30 posted on 06/28/2014 9:13:43 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Vision

Whenever I am involved in any computer or journaling work, I listen to harpsichord music. I have found that when I listen to orchestral or organ pieces, I shift to listening, and not so much on pen- or keyboard at hand. My mental picture is rather funny, though. It’s “Lurch”.

Sting has been involved with recording some of Dowland’s works, with a lutist, and listening to some of Dowland’s original works, today, are quite emotional.

But, the harpsichord comes first.


31 posted on 06/28/2014 9:43:19 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Boot black.


32 posted on 06/28/2014 10:12:30 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yes, but her husband notes that you are speaking of the verrrrrry narrow William F. Buckley, Jr., exception to the general rule against harpsichords. Since Mr. Buckley is regrettably no longer among us, appropriate music now includes recordings of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Jolson, Buddy Holly, rockabilly artists, Elvis Presley, ABBA, the Beach Boys and absolutely nothing by the Liverpool mopheads or whatever seems to pass as heavy metal or modern excuses for rock music. Country music is a perfectly acceptable category of which I, at least, have lesser knowledge but respect.


33 posted on 06/28/2014 12:23:25 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: Vision

Wanda Landowska will not be pleased.....


34 posted on 06/28/2014 9:44:21 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Vision
Know the difference between an antidote and an anecdote
35 posted on 06/29/2014 11:13:07 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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