Started by Rix Gins, January 01, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 04, 2016, 10:42:43 PM
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 04, 2016, 11:31:22 PMHere's a lttle backstory on that cartoon and others like it. I found a YT audio recording of the "notoriously suggestive" Regine Flory singing the "Tanko" snag, but most the words are unintelligible. Siegfried Sassoon, who was so upset by Flory's routine has an interesting story as well.http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/gallery_tank_03.shtmlhttp://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/siegfried-sassoon
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 05, 2016, 06:16:06 AMHa, Robert...this is a ps to my earlier comment to you. I must have had a case of brain fade while replying to you, as you yourself stated that Regine's singing was mostly unintelligible. Well, it's nice to know that both of us (plus that other poster,) are all in the same boat. lol
QuoteCongress is not preparing to defend the people of the United States. It is planning to protect the capital of American speculators and investors in Mexico, South America, China, and the Philippine Islands. Incidentally this preparation will benefit the manufacturers of munitions and war machines.Until recently there were uses in the United States for the money taken from the workers. But American labor is exploited almost to the limit now, and our national resources have all been appropriated. Still the profits keep piling up new capital. Our flourishing industry in implements of murder is filling the vaults of New York's banks with gold. And a dollar that is not being used to make a slave of some human being is not fulfilling its purpose in the capitalistic scheme.
QuoteThey have had us on the verge of war over the Lusitania, the Gulflight, the Ancona, and now they want the workingmen to become excited over the sinking of the Persia. The workingman has no interest in any of these ships. The Germans might sink every vessel on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and kill Americans with every one--the American workingman would still have no reason to go to war.
QuoteEvery fundamental industry has been managed better by the governments than by private corporations.
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 05, 2016, 11:40:02 AMApropos of nothing, I was watching Kenneth Clark's Civilization last night and his pronunciation of "capitalism" with the accent on the second syllable sounded very odd.
Quote from: SredniVashtar on January 05, 2016, 11:56:39 AMI don't remember that one, but lots of people of that vintage pronounced words in a way that sound odd to us these days. Like 'pejorative' with the stress on the first syllable. Also 'hotel' would probably be pronounced by him without the aspirate, in the French style.
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 05, 2016, 11:40:02 AMThanks, you guys, that's a new bit of history for me.Helen Keller gave a speech at Carnegie Hall employing some startlingly modern-sounding rhetoric against the war:
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 05, 2016, 12:25:29 PMWow! That's some powerful stuff and shows that things haven't changed a whole lot when it comes to saber rattling and deliberately deceiving the public into going to war for dubious purposes. And lest Helen Keller be dismissed as a deluded commie, it actually touches on many of the same points two-time Medal of Honor winner Marine General Smedley Butler, the most decorated U.S. soldier of his lifetime, enumerated in his "War is a Racket" speech twenty years later. http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.htmlHere's another quote from General Butler that succinctly sums up his cynicism about war. It's a shame he's not better known today, because the man was a true patriotit in the best sense of the word."I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested."
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 05, 2016, 02:30:20 PMRecorded exactly 100 years ago, today.https://youtu.be/0MDbs1hQXvwhttp://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/date/browse/1916-01-05
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 05, 2016, 03:02:43 PMWhat a delightful reminder of sunshine and warmth! Would that be a foxtrot, at all? I understand that hit about this time. The insistent 4/4 beat sounds impossibly quaint now, but, to judge from the abundance of 78s in my collection with that label, it was the era's dubstep (? I am surely no connoisseur).
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 05, 2016, 03:17:45 PMYou have a far better knowledge of music than I do, K. lol I only know what I like, and I've always liked those booming tubas in the background of those old recordings. They were used to provide a back beat, bass kind of sound, right?
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 05, 2016, 06:34:23 PM
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 05, 2016, 01:40:49 PMI'm always underestimating those jerky black-and-white people; they were often more clear-eyed (and certainly more eloquent) than we.
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 05, 2016, 06:47:23 PMCool! I nearly bought a Chickering once; saw it in an antique mall near Tacoma for a ridiculously low price. It was one of those massive square grands, beautifully carved, like the descendant of those square Tudor virginals. Unfortunately it had about the same tone hahaha.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 06, 2016, 02:04:17 AMSomething tells me that Heaton's Music Store isn't there anymore.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 06, 2016, 02:24:15 PMMaybe it became a highly diversified multi-national conglomerate called Heatcorp, while retaining its core music business as a separate division, and that's its corporate HQ. They certainly had a lovely parade float in 1916!
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 06, 2016, 04:10:34 PMBall player Phil Masi was born 100 years ago, today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Masi
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 06, 2016, 04:18:17 PMI like this-- "Upon his death, his will revealed that he really was out on the pick-off play in the 1948 World Series." That's the first post-death bed confession I've ever heard of!
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 06, 2016, 06:37:11 PMAnother ad from 1916.http://www.fairiesworld.com/fairygifts/fairysoap.shtml
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 04, 2016, 11:00:31 PM