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Suzanne
05-27-2015
02:45 PM ET (US)
Rita, so true! Can't discuss technicalities, but know what wonderful is.
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Mike M
05-27-2015
02:29 PM ET (US)
Just trying to do a little catch-up. Have been in my new winter home in Lake Worth, FL for the last five months. Renovations almost complete, then will head back to Long Island for a time. Did people really get mad over the Lady Gaga thing. My take is Placido Domingo and John Denver did some wonderful work together, and that's only one example.
Kristine,I seriously doubt there was a romantic connection between Eddy and MacDonald. When she married Gene Raymond, one of Hollywood's real mister nice guys, the marriage was not expected to last, but it did. And that is a fact.
Any new Mario material coming out of the vaults? I have the 15 cd Coke set that I bought direct from Damon Lanza, and it seems the unreleased stuff comes mostly from there. When it is newly remastered, it doesn't pay toby because my 75 year old ears can't tell the difference.
Hello to all
Mike Magner
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rita irrera
05-27-2015
01:30 PM ET (US)
Thank you, Derek. I do not claim to have much knowledge of music. I simply go by what is so pleasing to the ear, as Lanza is. However, there are some, only a very few, that made me feel less than worthy to discuss on this forum.
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Thelma F. Prince
05-27-2015
01:00 PM ET (US)
I have been away from the forum over three months.. For a long time I was the forum moderator and David took over. Is he still the moderator? I have a serious disease in my right leg called gout. I was in the hospital first in February and then spent three month in rehab. at a rehab facility with
 physical therapy in house. There isn't much to do for this disease except physical therapy and diet.and I have come a long way already. I can now stand a short while and take care of my necessary movements. I will now have physical therapy at home. Please, all of you be able to work with others on this forum and appreciate this forum. Arguments do nothing to further the legacy of Mario Lanza. I am 83 years old and have been a fan since I was 13 years old.

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Derek Mannering
05-27-2015
11:50 AM ET (US)
Chris, thank you for those kind words and believe me, you have absolutely nothing to apologize for re your recent posts. This is an open forum and everyone should feel free to express their opinions as long as they are polite. If the comments stray too far from matters Mario, someone will surely bring the main topic back into the fold.

Because it's an open forum, of course, it's inevitable that the occasional crude or ignorant comment will pop up. Gasbags blow in and gasbags blow out, and there's little anyone can do about that. So please, if you feel you have something to say about Lanza, say it. And of course the same goes for Ed and Gary, too. The day that one or two windbags have a say about who posts what here is the day Jeff should shut the forum down.
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Chris Johns
05-27-2015
10:22 AM ET (US)
I've been away from the forum for a few days due to a family illness. I can't believe what had transpired. My dear friend Ed and good guy Gary have left the forum. I feel responsible.
I simply made a suggestion to get Mario's talents to a new generation. Ed liked the idea and he was insulted by several people here.
The forum has definitely changed in recent times. Now we have bullies and folks so entrenched in self-aggrandizement that Jeff should start charging for advertising. Well, in my obviously worthless opinion......the only 2 people who have truly forwarded the Lanza cause, besides Damon and Bob Dolfi are Jeff Rense and Derek Mannering. Not just for literary reasons but for the time, effort and expense to bring Mario's Coke and other performance recordings to us in unparalleled sound quality. Their efforts have also brought royalties to Lanza recipients. They didn't bypass royalties by back dooring them, copying readily available tracks from LP's.
Not that it matters to anyone but I too must say Addio.
To the majority of folks here who are loving, decent people.....I apologize for my venting and rambling.
I wish you all Love, Happiness and Good Health.
Chris
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Suzanne
05-27-2015
09:48 AM ET (US)
Did Mario's voice ever shatter glass? An article I read recently in "Mental Floss" magazine states "Famed turn of the century tenor Enrico Caruso could purportedly shatter Champagne glasses by belting out high notes. And Ella Fitzgerald did it herself in a 1972 Memorex commercial(although she had a little help from two speakers). So it can be done, but it's incredibly difficult. What you'll need is a good ear, some powerful pipes and a lesson in Physics 101. Here's why it works: All objects have a "resonant frequency"-in other words everything vibrates at a certain wave frequency. If you've ever tried tracing a wet finger around the rim of a crystal glass, you'll notice that it rings a specific note." That's the glass's resonant frequency. If a strong singer matches that pitch, his/her voice's sound waves will cause the air molecules around the glass to shake. As those air molecules vibrate, the glass will vibrate too. The louder he/she sings on pitch, the more likely those vibrations will cause the glass to crack. That's why opera singers are the glass-breaking champions of the world: They're trained to sing loudly without amplification, with some voices topping 100 decibels.' Of course something like this was shown in TONO and Serenade, but it didn't quite happen.Anyone?
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Thelma F. Prince
05-26-2015
07:18 PM ET (US)
Brian, thank you for your good wishes. I am getting better slowly.
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Kristine
05-26-2015
06:45 PM ET (US)
I just read Sharon Rich's facebook page. She is head of The Mac/Eddy Fan Club and a woman named Patrice Messina just wrote a screenplay for a biopic of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, based on Sharon's book. According to the book, Mac/Eddy, though married to others, were in love with each other. Sadly, Patrice is in the hospital, battling cancer and I wish her well.
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Diane Cox
05-26-2015
02:32 PM ET (US)
Joe: I agree that he put his stamp on each song. This trait makes some of his recordings the standard that other singers only aspire to, as with Song of India.
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Suzanne
05-26-2015
02:13 PM ET (US)
Hi Thelma, glad you're back and feeling better. Hope you'll keep posting. Best.Hello, too , to Vincent. Missed you both.
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Joe to Diane
05-26-2015
01:31 PM ET (US)
A Mets fan here who also likes your "Night to Remember" song. As a former NY sports fan, you might note its similarity to the old Rheingold Beer adv? Almost everything Lanza did has certain nuances that only he could impart.
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Dan Lawlor to Thelma
05-26-2015
01:29 PM ET (US)
Welcome back Thelma...hope you are much better...all the best
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vincentjamesdiplacido @gm
05-26-2015
11:58 AM ET (US)
Thelma Glad you are feeling much better , Take care ,
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Kristine
05-25-2015
09:02 PM ET (US)
Hello, Thelma. Welcome back and hope you feel better soon.
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Diane Cox
05-25-2015
06:53 PM ET (US)
Thelma: So good to know you're feeling better and can join us again.

Dan: Maybe you better stick with them.
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