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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Yes, I was dumbfounded, regretting the lost opportunity to talk with the great artist. I don't have a lot of hope of interviewing her since veteran artists like her are the least likely ones to accept an interview (been there, done that, is what they probably think) so it's unlikely that I'll have another chance...
    But just think, if you ever *do* get a chance to interview her, what a great icebreaker it will make!

    "It's so nice to meet you at last, Ms. Fleming! And may I say, you look much different than when you go walking on Riverside Drive at W. 86th, au naturel, in your sweatpants. I should know. I was there. You didn't see me . . . but I saw you."

    Then again, maybe not.

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    Oh dear, one more CD store closes

    e-mail from Crotchet

    We are sorry to tell you that Crotchet is now closing due to the owners retirement. We would like to thank you most sincerely for all your custom over the years. We will fulfil all the outstanding orders that we can. If we need to cancel anything we will email and let you know.

    If you have any questions please email us or telephone 0121 459 5566 (+44 121 459 5566 from outside the UK).

    We would urge you to continuing supporting independent classical music shops. For future orders we whole-heartedly recommend the services of Presto Classical. Like us, they are an independent UK based retailer who ship all over the world. They offer very competitive prices, a super-fast and efficient service, and a really easy to use website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Oh dear, one more CD store closes

    e-mail from Crotchet
    If Presto closes I will commit harakiri

    or drink some poison

    or borrow someone's pistols and shoot myself

    or take a fishing boat and scupper it at sea

    or grab a convenient asp and press it to my bosom

    or throw myself off Castel St Angelo

    or jump off a cliff into the raging sea below

    or throw myself onto someone's funeral pyre

    or find a nice poisonous tree and sit under it
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    If Presto closes I will commit harakiri

    or drink some poison

    or borrow someone's pistols and shoot myself

    or take a fishing boat and scupper it at sea

    or grab a convenient asp and press it to my bosom

    or throw myself off Castel St Angelo

    or jump off a cliff into the raging sea below

    or throw myself onto someone's funeral pyre

    or find a nice poisonous tree and sit under it


    or find a nice poisonous tree and sit under it
    I got the others, but don't know this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I got the others, but don't know this one.
    Meyerbeer: L'Africaine.
    Act 5: The reunion of da Gama and Inčs is interrupted by Sélika, who feels betrayed. When she realises the strength of the lovers' affection, she allows them to return to Europe, telling Nélusko to escort them to da Gama's boat. She then commits suicide by inhaling the perfume of the poisonous blossoms of the manchineel tree. Nélusko follows her into death.(Wiki)

    It's a real pip of a suicide method.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    If Presto closes I will commit harakiri

    or drink some poison

    or borrow someone's pistols and shoot myself

    or take a fishing boat and scupper it at sea

    or grab a convenient asp and press it to my bosom

    or throw myself off Castel St Angelo

    or jump off a cliff into the raging sea below

    or throw myself onto someone's funeral pyre

    or find a nice poisonous tree and sit under it


    Priceless!

    I think someone ought to forward this to those lovely guys at Presto Classical.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Work is difficult at the moment. There has been a huge increase in the number of cases and we are also one man short as a colleague has succumbed and has now been off work for six weeks with anxiety and stress.

    She is currently undergoing some cbt which she is finding helpful. Yesterday she asked me how many open cases there were and I just said 'Lots, but if the kids started behaving themselves, we'd be out of a job'. She laughed and asked if I'd been having some cbt and I said 'yes, provided by the Royal Opera House, (I'd just been to see Król Roger), bit expensive but it really works!'

    With that in mind, I really enjoyed this article about Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol.

    "Every time I go to the opera, I get away from daily, hectic life," Gasol said. "It is what I need for balance."
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Work is difficult at the moment. There has been a huge increase in the number of cases and we are also one man short as a colleague has succumbed and has now been off work for six weeks with anxiety and stress.

    She is currently undergoing some cbt which she is finding helpful. Yesterday she asked me how many open cases there were and I just said 'Lots, but if the kids started behaving themselves, we'd be out of a job'. She laughed and asked if I'd been having some cbt and I said 'yes, provided by the Royal Opera House, (I'd just been to see Król Roger), bit expensive but it really works!'

    With that in mind, I really enjoyed this article about Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol.
    Hang on in there, Annie.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Hang on in there, Annie.
    Thank you, I will!

    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Keep going, past this one, Invisible food funny, Anagrams is brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Keep going, past this one, Invisible food funny, Anagrams is brilliant
    I know they're great as well!
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Keep going, past this one, Invisible food funny, Anagrams is brilliant
    oh no! just got to dopplegangers! you WILL slightly wet yourself with laughter when you get to here

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    okay, either I'm in a violin camp mood or Sospiro has given us a real nugget here. just keep following through...

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